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Jan
17
Wed
Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland
Jan 17 @ 6:00 pm
Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland | Portland | Maine | United States

Runaways Run Club is a Maine based weekly running meetup that offers Wednesday night pub runs and Sunday morning trail runs, for all speeds and levels.

FMI: www.facebook.com/runawaywednesdays

Jan
19
Fri
Trails & Tavern @ Bethel Inn Resort/Bethel Village Trails
Jan 19 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Trails & Tavern @ Bethel Inn Resort/Bethel Village Trails | Bethel | Maine | United States

Do you like/love to ski but don’t want to go it alone? Join our weekly group that skis from 1-3pm Fridays at BVT, then heads to the Millbrook Tavern at The Bethel Inn Resort for Happy Hour (1/2 price apps & taps). All are welcome! Season members join for free, and non-members ski for only $10. The group is led by local adventurer Pam Kearney, who loves to ski with friends and meet new people. Join up with her inside the Trails Center at 1pm. Call with any questions at 207.824.6276 or check in with Pam at 781.953.6017

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/1393726504071111/

Jan
20
Sat
Starlight Cross-Country Ski Tour @ Fogg Farm
Jan 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Starlight Cross-Country Ski Tour @ Fogg Farm | Freeport | Maine | United States

By the light of the evening sky, escape into the tranquil, snow-covered landscape on this relaxing Starlight Cross-Country Ski Tour. You’ll begin the evening with a step-by-step introduction to the basic techniques for enjoying this invigorating aerobic activity. Our expert instructors will teach you how to stride, pole and turn, plus give you friendly advice and tips on navigating different types of terrain.

You’ll then practice what you’ve learned on a three-hour guided ski excursion at L.L.Bean’s private, groomed facility. Along the way, your guides will share their knowledge of the wildlife that thrives in this winter environment. After enjoying the scenery and refreshing winter air, you’ll be treated to rich hot cocoa and some tasty snacks. We’ll also provide all the necessary cross-country ski equipment for this exceptional adventure.

Please note this tour is weather dependent.

FMI: www.llbean.com

Jan
21
Sun
Introduction to Skate Skiing Course @ Fogg Farm
Jan 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Introduction to Skate Skiing Course @ Fogg Farm | Freeport | Maine | United States

Conditions permitting – Skate skiing is a fun, fast and exciting way to explore groomed cross-country skis trails. Our expert instructors will begin the course with a comprehensive overview of skate-skiing fundamentals, including weight transfer, poling and timing. They’ll guide you, step by step, through skate-skiing basics, showing you the best techniques for various types of terrain. You’ll also learn the difference between classic and skate skiing plus receive recommendations from your instructors on the equipment best suited for your interests.

You’ll then practice what you’ve learned with your instructor on L.L.Bean’s private, groomed trails. You’ll leave this course with the skills necessary to confidently skate ski on your own.

All necessary skate-skiing equipment is provided.

Please note this course is weather dependent.

Our two-hour Introduction to Skate Skiing is a great way to learn all the skills you’ll need for gliding over the snow-covered trails this winter.

  • Prerequisite:  Experience with cross-country skiing’s classic technique and ability to control speed and stop on downhills
  • Activity level:  Moderate
  • Minimum age:  14 (17 and under with parent or guardian)
  • Questions? Please call 1-888-552-3261

FMI: www.llbean.com

39th Annual January Thaw 4.5-Miler Road Race @ Belgrade Central School
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am
39th Annual January Thaw 4.5-Miler Road Race @ Belgrade Central School | Belgrade | Maine | United States

Run, walk, waddle, or race and join Central Maine Striders for an invigorating run at the 39th annual 4.5-mile January Thaw Road Race. This year’s race is scheduled for Sunday, January 21, at 11 a.m. at the Belgrade Central School.

The top female and male runners will receive $50 gift certificates each from New Balance. There also will be a post-race raffle for all runners with movie passes to local movie theaters, $20 gift certificates from local businesses like the Korner Store & Deli – Oakland, Maine, and gift certificates from local lumberyards. All runners get lightweight cotton gloves.

Refreshments will be served after the race in the Belgrade Central School cafeteria and will include oranges, bananas, hot chili, dark chocolate brownies, and Poland Spring water.

In the case of severe weather, the race will be held on Sunday, January 28, instead.

Registration (note: there is day-of registration only): http://www.centralmainestriders.com/uploads/1/8/4/3/18434687/januarythawregistration2018.pdf

FMI: https://www.facebook.com/events/693862517488903/

Jan
24
Wed
Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm
Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland | Portland | Maine | United States

Runaways Run Club is a Maine based weekly running meetup that offers Wednesday night pub runs and Sunday morning trail runs, for all speeds and levels.

FMI: www.facebook.com/runawaywednesdays

Jan
26
Fri
Trails & Tavern @ Bethel Inn Resort/Bethel Village Trails
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Trails & Tavern @ Bethel Inn Resort/Bethel Village Trails | Bethel | Maine | United States

Do you like/love to ski but don’t want to go it alone? Join our weekly group that skis from 1-3pm Fridays at BVT, then heads to the Millbrook Tavern at The Bethel Inn Resort for Happy Hour (1/2 price apps & taps). All are welcome! Season members join for free, and non-members ski for only $10. The group is led by local adventurer Pam Kearney, who loves to ski with friends and meet new people. Join up with her inside the Trails Center at 1pm. Call with any questions at 207.824.6276 or check in with Pam at 781.953.6017

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/1393726504071111/

Jan
28
Sun
Robert Burns 10k Road Race @ Westbrook Community Center
Jan 28 @ 9:30 am
Robert Burns 10k Road Race @ Westbrook Community Center | Westbrook | Maine | United States

“There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing.” -Robert Burns

The idea of the Robert Burns 10k race was born out of conversation over good food, wine and beer, and positive vibes at our fellow comrade Chips rooftop patio. Having for so many years competed in events, we were excited and passionate to finally learn the ropes of putting on a well managed race ourselves. We agreed that the event should be unique, support a good cause, and have a special personal element connected to the theme of the race. Both of us celebrate our ancestry and connection to the cultural gifts of the Scottish Heritage, and thought of who better to embody the spirit of this race Than Robert Burns- The most cherished and celebrated Poet from Scotland. The proceeds of the race will go to the Westbrook High School Alternative Learning Bike Shop, a hands-on learning program for kids who are at risk of dropping out. We believe that people learn in many different ways, and all too often schools don’t provide adequate options for hands on/ alternative learning. Many children’s full potential to learn is not realized simply due to the fact that different learning styles are not embraced and cultivated in the education system, and that is something we are trying to change. In this program kids learn about science and physics through the mechanics of bicycle repair. -Ned Swain & Myles Courtney, race founders.

www.crowathletics.com/robertburns10k/

2-Hut Guided Ski Adventure with Maine Huts & Trails @ Grand Falls Hut > Flagstaff Hut
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm

Gear up for a three-day, two-night hut-to-hut adventure. Let a Registered Maine Guide lead you along some of our most scenic backcountry trails on the way to Grand Falls Hut for the first night. Experience the stunning views along the Dead River and Flagstaff Lake on the way to Flagstaff Hut, where you’ll spend your second night. Delicious meals, hot showers, crackling woodstoves and friendly people await you at each hut.

3-Day/2-Night @ 2 Huts (Grand Falls Hut > Flagstaff Hut)

Included
Two nights’ lodging in two different huts, all meals, three gear shuttles and guide for three days.

Pricing
Peak Pricing
Adult Youth (15 & under)
Members $465.50/person $341.50/person
Non-Members $493.50/person $355.50/person

Peak Dates: 12-Jan, 18-Feb

Value Pricing
Adult Youth (15 & under)
Members $389.50/person $303.50/person
Non-Members $409.50/person $313.50/person

Value Dates:
28-Jan, 14-Mar

FMI: mainehuts.org/trips/2-hut-guided-ski-adventure-grand-falls-flagstaff

Jan
31
Wed
Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm
Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland | Portland | Maine | United States

Runaways Run Club is a Maine based weekly running meetup that offers Wednesday night pub runs and Sunday morning trail runs, for all speeds and levels.

FMI: www.facebook.com/runawaywednesdays

Feb
2
Fri
Trails & Tavern @ Bethel Inn Resort/Bethel Village Trails
Feb 2 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Trails & Tavern @ Bethel Inn Resort/Bethel Village Trails | Bethel | Maine | United States

Do you like/love to ski but don’t want to go it alone? Join our weekly group that skis from 1-3pm Fridays at BVT, then heads to the Millbrook Tavern at The Bethel Inn Resort for Happy Hour (1/2 price apps & taps). All are welcome! Season members join for free, and non-members ski for only $10. The group is led by local adventurer Pam Kearney, who loves to ski with friends and meet new people. Join up with her inside the Trails Center at 1pm. Call with any questions at 207.824.6276 or check in with Pam at 781.953.6017

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/1393726504071111/

Feb
3
Sat
Introduction to Skate Skiing Course @ Fogg Farm
Feb 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Introduction to Skate Skiing Course @ Fogg Farm | Freeport | Maine | United States

Conditions permitting – Skate skiing is a fun, fast and exciting way to explore groomed cross-country skis trails. Our expert instructors will begin the course with a comprehensive overview of skate-skiing fundamentals, including weight transfer, poling and timing. They’ll guide you, step by step, through skate-skiing basics, showing you the best techniques for various types of terrain. You’ll also learn the difference between classic and skate skiing plus receive recommendations from your instructors on the equipment best suited for your interests.

You’ll then practice what you’ve learned with your instructor on L.L.Bean’s private, groomed trails. You’ll leave this course with the skills necessary to confidently skate ski on your own.

All necessary skate-skiing equipment is provided.

Please note this course is weather dependent.

Our two-hour Introduction to Skate Skiing is a great way to learn all the skills you’ll need for gliding over the snow-covered trails this winter.

  • Prerequisite:  Experience with cross-country skiing’s classic technique and ability to control speed and stop on downhills
  • Activity level:  Moderate
  • Minimum age:  14 (17 and under with parent or guardian)
  • Questions? Please call 1-888-552-3261

FMI: www.llbean.com

Snow Day with Portland Trails @ The Conant Property
Feb 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Snow Day with Portland Trails @ The Conant Property  | Westbrook | Maine | United States

Join Portland Trails and Ernie’s Cycle Shop for a wintry day at one of Portland Trails’ newest green spaces, the Conant Property! The meadowy area overlooks the Presumpscot River and is perfect for snowshoeing, fat-biking, and cross country skiing. Bring your gear (and maybe some snow-fort building materials) and have a Snow Day with us! Ernie’s will provide a few fats bikes to try, and Portland Trails will have snow-shoes available to use on a first come, first serve basis. Plus, we’ll enjoy a winter bonfire and some s’mores!

Date/Time: Saturday, February 3. 11am-1pm
Contact: Catherine Buxton, catherine@trails.org, 207-775-2411

FMI: trails.org/calendar/discovery-trek-snow-day-conant-property/

Starlight Cross-Country Ski Tour @ Fogg Farm
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Starlight Cross-Country Ski Tour @ Fogg Farm | Freeport | Maine | United States

By the light of the evening sky, escape into the tranquil, snow-covered landscape on this relaxing Starlight Cross-Country Ski Tour. You’ll begin the evening with a step-by-step introduction to the basic techniques for enjoying this invigorating aerobic activity. Our expert instructors will teach you how to stride, pole and turn, plus give you friendly advice and tips on navigating different types of terrain.

You’ll then practice what you’ve learned on a three-hour guided ski excursion at L.L.Bean’s private, groomed facility. Along the way, your guides will share their knowledge of the wildlife that thrives in this winter environment. After enjoying the scenery and refreshing winter air, you’ll be treated to rich hot cocoa and some tasty snacks. We’ll also provide all the necessary cross-country ski equipment for this exceptional adventure.

Please note this tour is weather dependent.

FMI: www.llbean.com

Feb
4
Sun
Annual Super Bowl Sunday Table Tour @ Viles Arboretum
Feb 4 @ 11:00 am
Annual Super Bowl Sunday Table Tour @ Viles Arboretum | Augusta | Maine | United States

Support Viles Arboretum while enjoying gourmet food from area restaurants and getting out to enjoy winter activities.

The food and dessert line up is the best ever! All stations have piping hot food, a bonfire, seating and good cheer.

Regular adult tickets are $20 each. Get a group of five or more together and receive a discounted price of $15 each. Call 626-7989 or email fo@vilesarboretum.org to order yours now! Registration opens at 10:00 AM, gates open at 11:00 AM. Tickets sold until 1 p..m. Don’t miss this special event, snow or no snow!

FMI: www.vilesarboretum.org

Feb
7
Wed
Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm
Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland | Portland | Maine | United States

Runaways Run Club is a Maine based weekly running meetup that offers Wednesday night pub runs and Sunday morning trail runs, for all speeds and levels.

FMI: www.facebook.com/runawaywednesdays

Feb
9
Fri
Trails & Tavern @ Bethel Inn Resort/Bethel Village Trails
Feb 9 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Trails & Tavern @ Bethel Inn Resort/Bethel Village Trails | Bethel | Maine | United States

Do you like/love to ski but don’t want to go it alone? Join our weekly group that skis from 1-3pm Fridays at BVT, then heads to the Millbrook Tavern at The Bethel Inn Resort for Happy Hour (1/2 price apps & taps). All are welcome! Season members join for free, and non-members ski for only $10. The group is led by local adventurer Pam Kearney, who loves to ski with friends and meet new people. Join up with her inside the Trails Center at 1pm. Call with any questions at 207.824.6276 or check in with Pam at 781.953.6017

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/1393726504071111/

Feb
14
Wed
Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland
Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm
Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland | Portland | Maine | United States

Runaways Run Club is a Maine based weekly running meetup that offers Wednesday night pub runs and Sunday morning trail runs, for all speeds and levels.

FMI: www.facebook.com/runawaywednesdays

Feb
16
Fri
Trails & Tavern @ Bethel Inn Resort/Bethel Village Trails
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Trails & Tavern @ Bethel Inn Resort/Bethel Village Trails | Bethel | Maine | United States

Do you like/love to ski but don’t want to go it alone? Join our weekly group that skis from 1-3pm Fridays at BVT, then heads to the Millbrook Tavern at The Bethel Inn Resort for Happy Hour (1/2 price apps & taps). All are welcome! Season members join for free, and non-members ski for only $10. The group is led by local adventurer Pam Kearney, who loves to ski with friends and meet new people. Join up with her inside the Trails Center at 1pm. Call with any questions at 207.824.6276 or check in with Pam at 781.953.6017

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/1393726504071111/

Starlight Cross-Country Ski Tour @ Fogg Farm
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Starlight Cross-Country Ski Tour @ Fogg Farm | Freeport | Maine | United States

By the light of the evening sky, escape into the tranquil, snow-covered landscape on this relaxing Starlight Cross-Country Ski Tour. You’ll begin the evening with a step-by-step introduction to the basic techniques for enjoying this invigorating aerobic activity. Our expert instructors will teach you how to stride, pole and turn, plus give you friendly advice and tips on navigating different types of terrain.

You’ll then practice what you’ve learned on a three-hour guided ski excursion at L.L.Bean’s private, groomed facility. Along the way, your guides will share their knowledge of the wildlife that thrives in this winter environment. After enjoying the scenery and refreshing winter air, you’ll be treated to rich hot cocoa and some tasty snacks. We’ll also provide all the necessary cross-country ski equipment for this exceptional adventure.

Please note this tour is weather dependent.

FMI: www.llbean.com

Feb
17
Sat
Introduction to Skate Skiing Course @ Fogg Farm
Feb 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Introduction to Skate Skiing Course @ Fogg Farm | Freeport | Maine | United States

Conditions permitting – Skate skiing is a fun, fast and exciting way to explore groomed cross-country skis trails. Our expert instructors will begin the course with a comprehensive overview of skate-skiing fundamentals, including weight transfer, poling and timing. They’ll guide you, step by step, through skate-skiing basics, showing you the best techniques for various types of terrain. You’ll also learn the difference between classic and skate skiing plus receive recommendations from your instructors on the equipment best suited for your interests.

You’ll then practice what you’ve learned with your instructor on L.L.Bean’s private, groomed trails. You’ll leave this course with the skills necessary to confidently skate ski on your own.

All necessary skate-skiing equipment is provided.

Please note this course is weather dependent.

Our two-hour Introduction to Skate Skiing is a great way to learn all the skills you’ll need for gliding over the snow-covered trails this winter.

  • Prerequisite:  Experience with cross-country skiing’s classic technique and ability to control speed and stop on downhills
  • Activity level:  Moderate
  • Minimum age:  14 (17 and under with parent or guardian)
  • Questions? Please call 1-888-552-3261

FMI: www.llbean.com

Feb
18
Sun
2-Hut Guided Ski Adventure with Maine Huts & Trails @ Grand Falls Hut > Flagstaff Hut
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm

Gear up for a three-day, two-night hut-to-hut adventure. Let a Registered Maine Guide lead you along some of our most scenic backcountry trails on the way to Grand Falls Hut for the first night. Experience the stunning views along the Dead River and Flagstaff Lake on the way to Flagstaff Hut, where you’ll spend your second night. Delicious meals, hot showers, crackling woodstoves and friendly people await you at each hut.

3-Day/2-Night @ 2 Huts (Grand Falls Hut > Flagstaff Hut)

Included
Two nights’ lodging in two different huts, all meals, three gear shuttles and guide for three days.

Pricing
Peak Pricing
Adult Youth (15 & under)
Members $465.50/person $341.50/person
Non-Members $493.50/person $355.50/person

Peak Dates: 12-Jan, 18-Feb

Value Pricing
Adult Youth (15 & under)
Members $389.50/person $303.50/person
Non-Members $409.50/person $313.50/person

Value Dates:
28-Jan, 14-Mar

FMI: mainehuts.org/trips/2-hut-guided-ski-adventure-grand-falls-flagstaff

Feb
21
Wed
Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm
Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland | Portland | Maine | United States

Runaways Run Club is a Maine based weekly running meetup that offers Wednesday night pub runs and Sunday morning trail runs, for all speeds and levels.

FMI: www.facebook.com/runawaywednesdays

Feb
23
Fri
Trails & Tavern @ Bethel Inn Resort/Bethel Village Trails
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Trails & Tavern @ Bethel Inn Resort/Bethel Village Trails | Bethel | Maine | United States

Do you like/love to ski but don’t want to go it alone? Join our weekly group that skis from 1-3pm Fridays at BVT, then heads to the Millbrook Tavern at The Bethel Inn Resort for Happy Hour (1/2 price apps & taps). All are welcome! Season members join for free, and non-members ski for only $10. The group is led by local adventurer Pam Kearney, who loves to ski with friends and meet new people. Join up with her inside the Trails Center at 1pm. Call with any questions at 207.824.6276 or check in with Pam at 781.953.6017

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/1393726504071111/

Feb
28
Wed
Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm
Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland | Portland | Maine | United States

Runaways Run Club is a Maine based weekly running meetup that offers Wednesday night pub runs and Sunday morning trail runs, for all speeds and levels.

FMI: www.facebook.com/runawaywednesdays