Event Features Portland Students, Raises Money for Hall
Students from the Portland Public Schools will perform at the Maine Mall on October 13 and 14 as part of an event called Celebrate Schools!
The second day of the celebration has been designated as Helping Hall Elementary Day. A LEGO building competition will be held to raise money for items lost by Hall teachers in the school’s recent fire.
Students from Hall, Deering High School and Portland Arts and Technology High School (PATHS) will present dance, readings, singing, a choral performance, a fashion show and jazz bandand steel drum concerts during the celebration. All events are free to the public.
On October 13, several Deering arts groups will perform near the Sports Authority store. The schedule is:
- 12 p.m. - Readings from Deering’s school literary magazine, “Breccia”
- 12:15 p.m. - Tamba Burundi girls’ dance group
- 1 p.m. - Deering Jazz Band
- 2 p.m. - I So Serious boys’ hip-hop dance group
- 2:30 p.m.- Readings from Deering’s school literary magazine, “Breccia”
- 3 p.m.- Nancy Umba and Nina Stevens sing
On October 13 at 2 p.m., the PATHS fashion marketing class will present a brief fashion show featuring garments made from unusual materials such as newspaper, men’s ties, plastic bags, magazines, blue medical wrap, coffee filters, burlap coffee bags and measuring tape. The show will take place in front of the Pottery Barn store.
On October 14, the Hall School Blueberry PANcakes steel drum band will perform at noon near Sports Authority, followed at 12:30 p.m. by the Hall School Chorus.
The LEGO Building Competition will take place from 12 to 3 p.m., also near Sports Authority. Teams of up to five people will compete in three categories: family teams, youth teams and teams of “grown-ups who aren’t quite grown up.” Shoppers will vote for their favorites between 3 and 4:30 p.m., and awards will be presented between 4:45 and 5 p.m.
The cost of participating in the LEGO competition is $10 per builder or $25 maximum for a family. Businesses that already have donated to Hall or those who donate at least $100 will be invited to have a table at the event.
Members of the Hall School Parent Teacher Organization will sell Hall merchandise. All proceeds from that sale and the LEGO competition will go to Hall teachers to cover the cost of replacing items lost in the school’s September 17 electrical fire.
For more information, please visit www.mainemall.com.