PORTLAND — President Barack Obama’s inaugural committee may have scaled back festivities, but that isn’t stopping a Maine law firm from holding a Maine event.

The law firm Preti Flaherty is hosting an invitation-only event featuring Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King, Reps. Mike Michaud and Chellie Pingree and a host of dignitaries, including former Sen. George Mitchell and Gov. John Baldacci, on Jan. 20 at the New Zealand embassy.

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Attorney Severin Beliveau hatched the idea for the event four years ago, feeling there was a need for a Maine-focused event in Washington.

This time, the party is being opened up to include New Hampshire’s congressional delegation and Gov. Peter Shumlin and Rep. Peter Welch of Vermont.