You Can Adult and Happy Hour Too

Hey all of you Adults and Adults-in-training! Have you ever been torn between meeting your friends out for happy hour, but that responsible thing you had to do is making you feel guilty? 

At The Adulting School, we believe in balance. You don't have to partake in adult beverage during any happy hour, but it's a great time to socialize and network while snacks and drinks are discounted!

Local to us, in Portland, Maine, we've been holding monthly Happy Hour Workshops to help you with a variety of adulting needs. Restaurants, breweries, and distilleries have partnered with us to provide a venue and happy hour discounts. Local Adulting experts have given their time to engage the crowd in an interactive workshop.

In July, Rhum Food + Grog hosted us, while Abbie McGilvery got our first TAS HH crowd to have a discussion about social media. What are our fears around using social media personally or for business? How can we create a safe, authentic online space? I loved how everyone opened up and shared their thoughts in an empowered space.

Abbie McGilvery guides our discussion about adulting on social media

Abbie McGilvery guides our discussion about adulting on social media

In August, we met Kat Frati at Lone Pine Brewing Co. She had the crowd participating in a deviled egg cook-off, while talking about improvisational cooking. What can you do with the food you have on-hand? What are some staples you should make sure to have in your pantry? It was deeelicious. 

Kat Frati asks this group what they used for ingredients in the deviled eggs cook-off

Kat Frati asks this group what they used for ingredients in the deviled eggs cook-off

In September, it was a true happy hour at Maine Craft Distilling with catering by Crooner's and Cocktails. Local bar manager, Matt Sherwood from Sur Lie, taught this merry group how to shake up an easy cocktail that would still impress their guests. Remember the old days where cocktail hours were held at the neighbor's house? Saving money and keeping great company, we encourage bringing back a good cocktail party. 

Such a cool space at Maine Craft Distilling! Matt Sherwood teaches cocktail shaking 101 and Chris Harris, owner of Cocktails & Crooners, provides a spread of delicious food.

Such a cool space at Maine Craft Distilling! Matt Sherwood teaches cocktail shaking 101 and Chris Harris, owner of Cocktails & Crooners, provides a spread of delicious food.

Coming up, October 26th: Maggie Ellis at Sur Lie.

Network Like A Pro


Are you wanting to meet more people in Portland for work or to make new friends? 

Do you shy away from networking events because you feel awkward?

Then you need to learn how to Network Like a Pro!

Join us for this is a FREE event on Wednesday, October 26th at Sur Lie, 5:30-7 pm. 

Networking is a skill that all successful entrepreneurs and professionals MUST master! In this workshop, you will learn how to authentically connect with people, and learn the SIMPLE mindset shift that will completely transform your experience with networking.

This workshop is for you if you have asked yourself any of the following questions:

  • How can I maximize the effectiveness of my networking?

  • How to connect with people in a more authentic way (Network without feeling fake, salesy, or desperate!)

  • How do I put myself out there to grow my business or make new friends at events?

  • Why is everyone so salesy at networking events?

  • I feel so awkward. What do I say to start up a conversation with a stranger so that it feels natural?

Many people dread walking into a networking event, conference mixer, or dinner party. Some choose to skip them all together because of their social anxiety. Others hang by the bar or with their friends, and never make any new contacts.  Learning how to effectively network and introduce oneself and others is crucial. If you're the type of person that dreads networking, this workshop is for you.

By learning how to effectively network, you will improve your ability to broaden your network, build credibility, and create opportunities for your business/job and make new friends. 

By the end of the evening you will know:

  • Why networking works, and how to make it work for you

  • How to connect with people in a more authentic way (Network without feeling fake, salesy, or desperate!)

  • How to bring your new skills Into practice: Learn how to engage at networking and other events.

Reserve your spot for this FREE event HERE!