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Jan
16
Tue
Yoga and Cancer class @ New England Cancer Specialists
Jan 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Yoga and Cancer class @ New England Cancer Specialists | Kennebunk | Maine | United States

Yoga and Cancer classes are different from regular yoga classes you would typically find at your local studio. They are even different from classes that are called “gentle” or “restorative.” Yoga and Cancer was specifically designed to provide therapeutic benefits to cancer patients and survivors in a relaxed and supportive environment. Specific movements and postures along with mindful breathing and meditation techniques help manage stress and support the immune system. Yoga and Cancer will help you build strength, improve flexibility and range of motion and support the health of the cardiac and lymphatic systems.

FMI: www.yogaandcancer.org/classes

TULA Flow for Dudes @ TULA
Jan 16 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
TULA Flow for Dudes @ TULA | South Portland | Maine | United States

This men’s-only class is a perfect way to clear your body and mind from stress and tension. Start with a balanced flow of movement to warm up the joints and major muscles. Then end with a cooling deep stretch to release the body and relax the mind.

FMI: clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/mainclass

Jan
17
Wed
Gentle Yoga @ Viles Arboretum
Jan 17 @ 5:30 pm

Gentle Yoga returns to Viles Arboretum.
Thursdays at 5:30 pm. *Drop ins welcome*

This will be a weekly class, every Thursday night, 5:30-6:45. Naomi Knights and Kim Nixon will be co-teaching this class. This is a gentle class, suitable for anyone, including beginners. Drop ins always welcome.

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
20
Sat
Baxter Bend & Brew @ Baxter Brewing Co.
Jan 20 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Join the Trek Across Maine and Baxter Brewing Co. for our Bend & Brew event!

We will have Trek volunteer and yoga instructor Judi Look leading this one hour, all level vinyasa yoga class inside the Brewery. Judi has over 5 years of experience teaching yin and resorative yoga and currently practices at the YMCA in Auburn.

All participants will receive a free brew and beer flight generously donated from Baxter Brewing. The Trek Across Maine will be giving away goodies and providing information about their annual event. All proceeds will go directly to the American Lung Association’s fundraising event, the Trek Across Maine.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early (by 12:30) in order to allow time to set up your mat and meet the Trek crew. Participants will have the option to participate in a free brewery tour after the yoga session starting at 2pm. We hope to see you there!

What to bring:

-Yoga mat

-Blanket (optional)

-Warm clothes (the brewery is set at a cooler temperatures so make sure to wear layers)

-Valid ID

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/2047286275503059/

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
Downdogs at Dirigo @ Dirigo Brewing Co
Jan 21 @ 10:30 am
Downdogs at Dirigo @ Dirigo Brewing Co | Biddeford | Maine | United States

Sundays are for chilling out. Down time. Going easy.

I’m all for lounging around in pajamas the entire day watching old episodes of Dateline. But for an easy-going Sunday that you can still feel proud to talk about at work on Monday, there’s Downdogs at Dirigo.

This weekly event combines an hour of yoga with a glass of your favorite Dirigo Brewing Co. beer. (To be clear, you do the yoga first, then drink the beer. Not that beer-during-yoga wouldn’t also be lovely, but think of it most as a post-yoga reward.)

Sundays 10:30 a.m.at Dirigo Brewing Co., 28 Pearl St, Biddeford
(The tasting room opens to the public at noon).
$15 drop-in. Bring your own mat.
FMI:https://www.facebook.com/dirigobeer/

Read all about it: Downdogs at Dirigo: An hour of yoga followed by Dirigo beer in Biddeford

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/

Bradbury Mountain Snowshoe Series @ Bradbury Mountain
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am
Bradbury Mountain Snowshoe Series @ Bradbury Mountain | Pownal | Maine | United States

Trail Monster Running is proud to host the Bradbury Mountain Snowshoe Series at Bradbury Mountain State Park in Pownal, Maine. The Bradbury Mountain Snowshoe Series test racers on three separate courses circling and climbing Bradbury Mountain in all manner of snow conditions. We hope to see you this winter.

2018 SCHEDULE
All races start at 11:00am.

Bradbury Squall, 3 miles – Sunday, January 21

Bradbury White Out, 4 miles – Sunday, February 11

Bradbury Blizzard, 5 miles – Sunday, March 4

Race and snow condition updates will be available on our FACEBOOK page.

Thanks to Dion Snowshoes for providing a limited number of loaner snowshoes for all our races. Snowshoes will be available on a first come first serve basis to registered racers. An email will be sent to registered racers a week before each race to announce snowshoe availability. You must be registered to reserve snowshoes. Even if you have previously requested snowshoes on your registration form, in a separate email, on Facebook, by carrier pigeon, smoke signals, etc., you must respond to the email in order to be on the snowshoe loaner list. Ultimately, all racers are responsible for having snowshoes at the race. In the same way that we cannot provide running shoes for everyone, we can’t be expected to provide snowshoes. We do our best to accommodate everyone, but having the proper gear is the racer’s responsibility. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

PLEASE NOTE: Parking at Bradbury Mountain State Park is very limited, and we encourage carpooling to the races whenever possible. Thank you

FMI: trailmonsterrunning.com/bradburysnow

Jan
23
Tue
Yoga and Cancer class @ New England Cancer Specialists
Jan 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Yoga and Cancer class @ New England Cancer Specialists | Kennebunk | Maine | United States

Yoga and Cancer classes are different from regular yoga classes you would typically find at your local studio. They are even different from classes that are called “gentle” or “restorative.” Yoga and Cancer was specifically designed to provide therapeutic benefits to cancer patients and survivors in a relaxed and supportive environment. Specific movements and postures along with mindful breathing and meditation techniques help manage stress and support the immune system. Yoga and Cancer will help you build strength, improve flexibility and range of motion and support the health of the cardiac and lymphatic systems.

FMI: www.yogaandcancer.org/classes

TULA Flow for Dudes @ TULA
Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
TULA Flow for Dudes @ TULA | South Portland | Maine | United States

This men’s-only class is a perfect way to clear your body and mind from stress and tension. Start with a balanced flow of movement to warm up the joints and major muscles. Then end with a cooling deep stretch to release the body and relax the mind.

FMI: clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/mainclass

Jan
24
Wed
Gentle Yoga @ Viles Arboretum
Jan 24 @ 5:30 pm

Gentle Yoga returns to Viles Arboretum.
Thursdays at 5:30 pm. *Drop ins welcome*

This will be a weekly class, every Thursday night, 5:30-6:45. Naomi Knights and Kim Nixon will be co-teaching this class. This is a gentle class, suitable for anyone, including beginners. Drop ins always welcome.

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
27
Sat
Mainely Ski & Ride: Sugarloaf @ Bus leaves from Park and Ride
Jan 27 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 pm
Mainely Ski & Ride: Sugarloaf @ Bus leaves from Park and Ride | Portland | Maine | United States

Mainely Ski & Ride is a day-trip service based in Portland Maine where skiers and snowboarders can enjoy a day on the mountain without worrying about the drive home at the end of a long day.

Packages include round-trip transportation on a coach bus, full-day lift ticket, coffee/bagels/movie and new friends for the ride!

Fit Maine checked it out last year: Get a ride to Sunday River or Sugarloaf (and a lift ticket) with Mainely Ski & Ride

There are trips scheduled for Sunday River and Sugarloaf. Check the complete calendar for all the trips and more info: www.mainelyskiandride.com

Full Moon Snowshoe @ Randall Orchards
Jan 27 @ 4:30 pm

Join us for a full moon winter walk on Randall Orchards – the farm we helped protect as farmland forever. We will meet at the farm at sunset and head out to explore the 500-acres of conserved orchard and forest while watching the full moon rise.

After an hour guided walk, led by Master Naturalist, Jeanne Christie and Board President Mike Parker, we will end with hot cider from apples grown and pressed onsite at the orchard.

Limited space; RSVP required to info@prlt.org.

FMI: www.prlt.org

Starlight Snowshoe Tour @ LL Bean Freeport
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Starlight Snowshoe Tour @ LL Bean Freeport | Freeport | Maine | United States

By the light of the evening sky, our expert instructors will lead you and your family on a unique outdoor excursion through the snow-covered landscape. They’ll give a brief demonstration of snowshoeing basics, then help you improve your technique on the easygoing terrain. Along the way, they’ll share their knowledge of the plants and wildlife that thrive in the 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 snowshoeing equipment for this exceptional adventure.

Please note this tour is weather dependent.

FMI: www.llbean.com

Jan
28
Sun
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

Downdogs at Dirigo @ Dirigo Brewing Co
Jan 28 @ 10:30 am
Downdogs at Dirigo @ Dirigo Brewing Co | Biddeford | Maine | United States

Sundays are for chilling out. Down time. Going easy.

I’m all for lounging around in pajamas the entire day watching old episodes of Dateline. But for an easy-going Sunday that you can still feel proud to talk about at work on Monday, there’s Downdogs at Dirigo.

This weekly event combines an hour of yoga with a glass of your favorite Dirigo Brewing Co. beer. (To be clear, you do the yoga first, then drink the beer. Not that beer-during-yoga wouldn’t also be lovely, but think of it most as a post-yoga reward.)

Sundays 10:30 a.m.at Dirigo Brewing Co., 28 Pearl St, Biddeford
(The tasting room opens to the public at noon).
$15 drop-in. Bring your own mat.
FMI:https://www.facebook.com/dirigobeer/

Read all about it: Downdogs at Dirigo: An hour of yoga followed by Dirigo beer in Biddeford

Bend & Brew @ Baxter Brewing Co.
Jan 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Bend & Brew @ Baxter Brewing Co. | Lewiston | Maine | United States

Join us again for our most sought-after event!
Heidi Audet, co-owner of Chill Yoga will lead us through a 45 minute yoga session in the rustic Bates Mill, home to Baxter Brewing company. You will be lead to the tasting room of Baxter Brewing where you will be greeted by our tasting room Manager and chef of Mother India who have built a food/beer pairing menu we know you’ll be impressed with.

MENU:
1st Course:
Aloo Tikki paired with Per Diem Porter
*potato and spiced vegetables, deep fried

2nd Course:
Dal Makhani paired with Ceremony Green Tea IPA
*yellow lentils sautéed over a low flame, laced with cream, Indian spices

3rd Course:
Nav Rattan Korma paired with Stowaway IPA
*A traditional merging of nine gems: fresh cauliflower, eggplant, green pepper, homepage cheese, green peas, potatoes, tomatoes, chews, and raisins. Sautéed with ginger, garlic onions, cardamom, cloves, and special Indian spices.

Dessert Course:
Gulab Jumon paired with a special brew of Wicked Dark Imperial Stout infused with ginger, cardamom, and honey.
*Golden fried cheese ball soaked in honey syrup.

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/163205984432447/

Jan
30
Tue
Full Moon Hike @ Hidden Valley Nature Center
Jan 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Full Moon Hike @ Hidden Valley Nature Center | Jefferson | Maine | United States

Explore the wonders of nature under the light of the full moon at Hidden Valley Nature Center. Let your eyes adjust to the ambient light, enjoy the shadows and the sounds of coyotes, owls, and the trees blowing in the wind. We’ll end the evening with a hot drink and camaraderie at one of the heated cabins. Meet at the gate promptly for a 2.5 mile trek to the pond for the full moon rising. Please no dogs. If you are borrowing our snowshoes, please make arrangements and arrive early for a fitting.

FMi: https://www.midcoastconservancy.org/events/full-moon-hike-3/

Yoga and Cancer class @ New England Cancer Specialists
Jan 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Yoga and Cancer class @ New England Cancer Specialists | Kennebunk | Maine | United States

Yoga and Cancer classes are different from regular yoga classes you would typically find at your local studio. They are even different from classes that are called “gentle” or “restorative.” Yoga and Cancer was specifically designed to provide therapeutic benefits to cancer patients and survivors in a relaxed and supportive environment. Specific movements and postures along with mindful breathing and meditation techniques help manage stress and support the immune system. Yoga and Cancer will help you build strength, improve flexibility and range of motion and support the health of the cardiac and lymphatic systems.

FMI: www.yogaandcancer.org/classes

TULA Flow for Dudes @ TULA
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
TULA Flow for Dudes @ TULA | South Portland | Maine | United States

This men’s-only class is a perfect way to clear your body and mind from stress and tension. Start with a balanced flow of movement to warm up the joints and major muscles. Then end with a cooling deep stretch to release the body and relax the mind.

FMI: clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/mainclass

Jan
31
Wed
Gentle Yoga @ Viles Arboretum
Jan 31 @ 5:30 pm

Gentle Yoga returns to Viles Arboretum.
Thursdays at 5:30 pm. *Drop ins welcome*

This will be a weekly class, every Thursday night, 5:30-6:45. Naomi Knights and Kim Nixon will be co-teaching this class. This is a gentle class, suitable for anyone, including beginners. Drop ins always welcome.

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