Portland, Maine – Something unique happened on four “Frugal Fridays” in August at EmpireDine & DanceinPortland. Fans of the PortlandPirates, rock ‘n’ roll, and great local food and beer got together to build community and celebrate sustainability. After taking September to examine the series, Frugal Fridays has been renamed “Sustain Maine” and continues this Friday, October 5th at Empire. This week features Tom’sofMaine initiatives with TerraCycle.
The weekly Friday ‘Sustain Maine’ Series is designed to raise awareness of local sustainability and community initiatives, and to connect the public with opportunities to become more involved. Judging from the success of the inaugural August events, the idea is working.
August 10th featured HourExchangePortland, who was met with boisterous support from a crowd that demanded two encores from TheSubstitutes, who will continue to serve up delicious renditions of “vintage Woodstock-era” rock for this Friday’s Sustain Maine event and beyond.
On August 24th PortlandMainePermaculture & TheResilienceHub and TheEatLocalFoodsCoalitionofMaine presented and brought the house down with help from local lobster rolls, Baxter Brewing specials, and The Substitutes.
The SierraClubMaineChapter presented on August 31st gathering thunderous support for their historic, ongoing, and tireless battles to preserve Maine’s most abundant resource – Maine’s natural beauty. Great food, beer, people, and music were all on hand to wrap up August.
Empire will continue to offer local beer and local menu specials while organizations present their sustainability initiatives. Afterward, The Substitutes will dish up a dessert of tasty rock favorites.
Admission to Sustain Maine on Fridays requires only a business card or email address. Everyone in attendance qualifies for Portland Pirates ticket giveaway drawings, free swag, and discountedticketsforPirates‘ openingnightonNovember 2!.
Sustain Maine Series event info:
5-7pm, Friday, August 24 (and Fridays throughout this summer and fall)
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