South Portland Community Newsletter

Issue 242

This City of South Portland Community E-Newsletter includes information about City sponsored events, projects and special announcements from South Portland's non-profit community.    Sign up if you would like to receive the newsletter directly to your inbox.
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All Municipal Offices and the South Portland Community Center will be closed on Monday, April 16 for Patriots' Day. 
Did you know?  Patriots' Day is a unique holiday to Massachusetts and Maine.  Read more about Patriots' Day here
Are you 70 or older? Learn About and Apply for South Portland Property Tax Assistance Program! Applications are due April 13!
For a schedule of all City Meetings, Events, Public Hearings & Current Notices, please visit the City Calendar on the City's website.
Employment Opportunities

Looking for a career?  The City of South Portland is hiring for several positions.  View the current job openings and learn how to apply online here.  
Spring is here!

The South Portland Municipal Golf Course is scheduled to open for the season this Friday, April 13.
We hope to see you out there this season!

Seasonal commercial fishing boat slips available for rent at Portland Street Pier. For more information, please contact Michelle Erskine a 207-767-7650 ext. 7518 or at merskine@southportland.org.

Mayor Linda Cohen speaks at the Taste of the Town Gala fundraiser for Eastern Trail on Saturday, April 7.
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 8:30AM-11AM 
Earth Day Citywide Litter Cleanup
Meet at Mill Creek Park, opposite Hannaford

South Portland Land Trust Program Manager Dugan Murphy and board members Tom Blake, Jeff Ryan, and Richard Rottkov are leading members of the community on a citywide litter cleanup event. Check in at Mill Creek Park opposite Hannaford between 8:30AM and 11AM to sign in and get some morning refreshments. Participants get cleanup supplies and an assigned location. City workers will pick up the litter you collect once you're done!
If you would like to help clean up litter in your part of the city, but can't make it to Mill Creek Park that morning to check in, email us at sopolandtrust@gmail.com to let us know where you'll be and whether or not you think we should send more volunteers your way.
Each participant will have a chance to win prizes, including a copy of Appalachian Odyssey, a copy of Blazing Ahead, a backyard composter, two $25 gift certificates to Willows Pizza, Taproot Magazine tote bag, year subscription to Taproot Magazine, four passes to the South Portland Municipal Golf Course, two passes to the South Portland Recreation Center pool & hot tub, and more!
The rain date is Saturday, April 28.
Invite your friends and get last-minute updates on Facebook!
The Swap Shop at the Transfer Station, 929 Highland Ave, is scheduled to open on Tuesday, April 17!

Staffed entirely by volunteers, our shop is not able to open on days when there is no coverage. We are currently seeking volunteers and have many available shifts. Perfect for a retiree or college student who has a 3-4 hours to donate each week.
Your Opinion Wanted:  LED Street Lights
The City of South Portland is conducting a pilot project to test new LED streetlight fixtures. Five pilot sites will be open for comment until Tuesday, May 1.  Read more about this project and take the survey here.
Please take a moment to check out the new 2018 Spring/Summer Parks, Recreation and Waterfront Program Brochure. A copy is available online. The new brochure is located under the current brochure on our website.

Website and Registration link www.sopoparksrec.com
What: 42nd Street
Where: Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, ME
When: April 13-29, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 2:30 PM; ASL interpreted performance April 14
Tickets: lyricmusictheater.org, (207) 799-1421

Description:  Peggy arrives to New York City from her hometown of Allentown, Pennsylvania, armed with her tap shoes and big dreams. Peggy’s talent catches the eye of legendary Broadway director Julian Marsh, who gives her a spot in the chorus of "Pretty Lady," his newest show. "Pretty Lady" stars Dorothy Brock, the classic Broadway diva, who takes an instant dislike to the new girl in the cast. When Dorothy is injured during the show’s previews, "Pretty Lady" looks like it will have to close, unless a new girl talented enough to lead the show can be found — someone like Peggy Sawyer! 42nd Street is full of crowd-pleasing tap dances, popular musical theatre standards, and show-stopping ensemble production numbers.
Photo Credit: Linwood Leland
Photo caption: Andrew Carney as Billy Lawlor and Heather Stevens as Peggy Sawyer in Lyric Music Theater's
42nd Street
What: Auditions for The Foreigner by Larry Shue
When: April 15 & 16, 2018, 7:00 PM
Where: Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St, South Portland, Maine
FMI: lyricmusictheater.org
Contact: janiedowneymaxwell@gmail.com

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The City of South Portland Community Newsletter is published by the City of South Portland.  It is a compilation of the best available information at the time of publication.  Events may be subject to change without notice in the time between publication of this e-newsletter and the actual event.  To send information to be considered for inclusion into this newsletter, send to news@southportland.org.
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