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Peaks to Portland Swim to Benefit Kids
July 28, 2018
Sign up now for this 2.4 mile historic open water swim from Peaks Island to Portland’s East End Beach.
For more info or to register: ymcaofsouthernmaine.com

Apr
24
Tue
Yoga and Cancer class @ New England Cancer Specialists
Apr 24 @ 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

Shine Dance Fitness @ SHINE DANCE FITNESS - ALL CLASSES @ AQUARIUS BALLROOM DANCE
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Shine Dance Fitness @ SHINE DANCE FITNESS - ALL CLASSES @ AQUARIUS BALLROOM DANCE | Portland | Maine | United States

1st class is FREE!!! Shine Dance fitness incorporates Jazz, Hip Hop, and Ballet all while dancing to today’s hits (think 97.9). My two favorite things about SHiNE: It’s FUN, and it’s YOURS! Every routine is easily modifiable to ANY fitness level. If you need low impact and small range of motion, SHiNE can be that. If you need killer cardio and deep booty squats, SHiNE can be that! If you need a great workout that feels like a party, SHiNE is definitely that! What are you waiting for??

Join me at Aquarius Ballroom dance it Portland every Tuesday night at 6pm and Saturdays at 10am. Introduce a friend to SHINE & you get another free class. Promotion is 50% off classes 5 classes for $25 & 10 classes for $45. Drop in anytime and follow our Facebook page for special events.

FMI: www.facebook.com/shinefitnessme/

TULA Flow for Dudes @ TULA
Apr 24 @ 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

Apr
25
Wed
Spring Trail Running Series @ Hidden Valley Nature Center
Apr 25 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Spring Trail Running Series @ Hidden Valley Nature Center | Jefferson | Maine | United States

Join Midcoast Conservancy and Trail Monster Running for a fun, casual 6-week trail training series each Wednesday April 18 to May 23 at Hidden Valley Nature Center.

Each week, runners of all levels can start their run between 4:30 and 6pm. Volunteers from Midcoast Conservancy and Trail Monster will time everyone so that results can be compared week to week. We will have 3 and 6 mile courses marked. You’re encouraged to sign-up for all 6 weeks, but day-of registrations will be accepted.
$20 for members, $30 for non-members, $8 drop- in

Child care will be available for a fee of $5 per child.

Well behaved dogs that are under owner control at all times are welcome.

FMI: https://www.midcoastconservancy.org/events/spring-trail-running-series-2/

Gentle Yoga @ Viles Arboretum
Apr 25 @ 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.

Beginner’s Yoga @ Threads of Yoga
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Beginner's Yoga @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

The beginner class focuses on the fundamental principles of alignment and a sequence of postures linked together by the breath. Students will be introduced to yoga poses through step by step verbal description and demonstration. Emphasis is placed on student understanding, safety, and stability within each pose. Props and posture modifications are offered to accommodate new or tighter bodies. No yoga experience is necessary. Class is open to all ages.

About your Instructor: Laurie Chadbourne believes that we all come to yoga with different needs and goals and sometimes we may not even know why we are arriving upon the mat. Yoga calls us in and guides us. Her intention is to create a safe, supportive practice that is accessible for everyone, at every age and every stage of life. She aspires to lead you through compassionate, judgment free, lighthearted classes linking breath and movement as she embarks on the journey of teaching. Robert A. Heinlein inspires her with, “When one teaches, two learn.”

Laurie enjoys reading and playing the guitar. She truly believes laughter may be the best medicine (next to yoga) and brings plenty of that with her on and off the mat.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland
Apr 25 @ 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

Apr
26
Thu
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga @ Threads of Yoga
Apr 26 @ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

The room is heated up to 80 degrees.

Each class is unique and targets a peak pose. The class is led with intention and intelligent sequencing to prepare the body properly for apex of the practice. We work foundational and primary poses in each session. And the root of the teachings is to develop the capacity for self-inquiry. The body becomes the vehicle. The practice session allows the body to open slowly not to overload the nervous system, and in exchange tension, stress and congestion that has been stored in the muscles and joints now has the opportunity to release. Thus creating ease. As we create strength in the body we also begin to embrace stillness and longer holds. In leaving a class one should have a feeling of stability, strength and a connection to the body.

This class is a dynamic practice. Please hydrate properly before the class.

About your instructor: The landscape of Amy Figoli’s teaching is to hold the intention for people to find a way in, to meet the totality of oneself through asana practice, as well as working with the ability to begin to listen to what is arising. Learning to not override the currently pushing language of culture and of our bodies. To hold the space for silence, and listen inquisitively to how the body speaks.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Old Port Pub Run @ Meet at Liquid Riot
Apr 26 @ 6:15 pm
Old Port Pub Run @ Meet at Liquid Riot | Portland | Maine | United States

Free Group Run every Thursday at 6:15 p.m. with after-run libations at Liquid Riot.

Meet at Liquid Riot.

I Run.Drink.Socialize

FMI: www.facebook.com/oldportpubrunME

Thursday Night Stomp! Weekly Swing Dance @ Maine Ballroom Dance
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Thursday Night Stomp! Weekly Swing Dance @ Maine Ballroom Dance | Portland | Maine | United States

Join Portland Swing Project for our weekly swing dance, Thursday Night Stomp! Come dance to a variety of swing music from our talented musicians and DJs playing music from the 1920s to today. Try swing for the first time with a beginning lesson 7-7:30 and music 7:30-9:30. Shake off some mid-week stress, meet new people and have a bunch of fun. www.portlandswingproject.com/thursday-night-stomp.html

Apr
27
Fri
Eco-Friendly Women’s Yoga Retreat: Allow Your Soul to Expand @ Nurture Through Nature
Apr 27 – Apr 29 all-day
Eco-Friendly Women's Yoga Retreat: Allow Your Soul to Expand @ Nurture Through Nature | Denmark | Maine | United States

Unplug, simplify & nurture your soul for the weekend in the Maine woods at Nurture through Nature Retreat in Denmark, Maine led by Maura Reminga & Joni Hewitt. This soul nurturing retreat will allow you to quiet your mind, gain clarity and invite your soul to expand into the here and now.

Together we’ll experience:
-Sitting and Walking Meditation to reconnect
-Mindful Hatha Yoga
-Restorative Yoga
-Yamuna Body Rolling
-Aromatherapy
-Sauna
-Time in Nature to integrate, to release, to be!
-Mindful eating, wholesome meals

Connect with nature, with the breath, slow down & notice. Enjoy mind-body centered movement, self-reflection, wholesome meals and a little time away to re-charge your battery, gain perspective, raise your vibrational frequency, experience clarity and ultimately realize our interconnectedness.

Maine’s first Green Certified earth-friendly retreat center, Nurture Through Nature rests on 33 mountainside forested acres in the heart of western Maine’s Lakes and Mountains region. Solar-powered, off the grid lodging and retreat facility with private hiking trails along spring-fed mountain brook leading to long views of Mount Washington and the White Mountains. http://www.ntnretreats.com/

This all inclusive retreat includes organic vegetarian meals beginning with Friday dinner, ending with breakfast on Sunday, 2 nights shared accommodations, group sauna, private hiking trails & programming.

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/351348741951596/

Apr
28
Sat
Free community fitness class @ The Distance Project
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am
Free community fitness class @ The Distance Project | Freeport | Maine | United States

We offer a free community fitness class in Freeport every Saturday morning!

Join us at 8 am every Saturday for a fun, free, community workout.

FMI: www.facebook.com/distanceathlete

Fit Maine went! Read more: Lift and learn: Free community class Saturdays at The Distance Project, Freeport

Gentle Yoga @ Threads of Yoga
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Gentle Yoga @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

Come relax and unwind with Gentle Yoga before to help kick off your Saturday on the right foot!

In this class we slow things down. We begin each practice with slow stretching of the body and preparing the body for movement in the form of Vinyasa. We make our transition into fluid movement at a slower pace, then winding down and easing into restorative. Practicing poses from this easeful state will help develop balance, strength, and resiliency and create a nourishing and rejuvenating experience of yoga.

About your instructor: The landscape of Amy’s teaching is to hold the intention for people to find a way in, to meet the totality of oneself through asana practice, as well as working with the ability to begin to listen to what is arising. Learning to not override the currently pushing language of culture and of our bodies. To hold the space for silence, and listen inquisitively to how the body speaks. Read more about her here: threadsofyoga.net/teachers/

Tap Dancing for Beginners @ Portland Adult Education
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am
Tap Dancing for Beginners @ Portland Adult Education | Portland | Maine | United States

BEGINNER TAP DANCE class: ALL are welcome!
Classes will be aimed at total beginners or dancers who want to brush up on their technique. Sign up for the whole session or drop in any time.
No tap shoes required. Any smooth or leather soled shoes are fine to start. Try it out and then get the shoes if you like it!

Portland Adult Education Building, 14 Locust St. Portland, ME, Room 10 (Upstairs)
The entrance to the parking lot is on Cumberland Ave. right next to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (near the intersection of Cumberland and Boyd). You can also enter from Congress Street, right across from the Portland Food Co-op.
Registration through Portland Adult Ed or register with Lindy Maine.

Cost: $12/class or $62/6 weeks

January Session 1/6/18 – 2/10/18
February Session 2/17/18 – 3/24/18
March Session 3/31/18 – 5/5/18

Take one session or take them all. New material will be presented in each session, but will also be appropriate for beginners.

And….parking is available!

Apr
29
Sun
Dash for Dogs 5k @ Greater Androscoggin Humane Society
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am
Dash for Dogs 5k @ Greater Androscoggin Humane Society | Lewiston | Maine | United States

Join us on Sunday, April 29, 2018 for the 5th Annual Dash for Dogs 5K & Strut your Mutt Dog Walk. If you’d like, bring your 4-legged partner and walk or run for a great cause. The 5K course (timed for runners, not timed for walkers) will start at the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society and follow the scenic paved Greenway Trail along the river. Awards for the top finishers in each male/female age category will follow completion of the run (separate categories/prizes for participants running with a dog). All walkers and runners will be entered to win great prizes, which will be drawn after the awards are given. NEW this year: a special prize for the top fundraiser.

The Dash for Dogs 5k is one the very few road races that allows you to run with your canine companion. Your registration fee will go directly towards the care of the over 4,000 dogs, cats and other companion animals that the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society takes in annually.

Note: Dogs must be on standard leashes (no flexi-leads) and current on all vaccinations.

FMI: runsignup.com/Race/ME/Lewiston/DashforDogs5K

GB&S Used Bike Sale – Portland @ Gorham Bike & Ski (Portland)
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
GB&S Used Bike Sale - Portland @ Gorham Bike & Ski (Portland) | Portland | Maine | United States

You can expect to find great deals at our Used Bike Sale in Portland! You never know exactly what treasures you will find.

-Sellers should get their bikes in ASAP.
-Buyers should show up early on the day of the sale.
-Get more details here: https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybxpgydl

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/1567840076645213/

Rabbit Run @ Bangor City Forest & Orono Bog Boardwalk
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Rabbit Run @ Bangor City Forest & Orono Bog Boardwalk | Bangor | Maine | United States

Are you ready for the annual Rabbit Run, a trail run and walk through the Bangor City Forest?The majority of the course is technical single track trail with rocks and roots and trees and maybe a little bit of mud, while the walk option follows the friendlier East/West trail loop. In past years, proceeds have been donated to the Bangor Humane Society and others including the Clifton Climbers Alliance, a local non-profit that is responsible for keeping a local mountain/crag open to hikers and climbers alike. This year, we are teaming with the Orono Bog Boardwalk to raise funds for the boardwalk reconstruction campaign.

Pre-Registered runners and walkers may pick up their bib numbers and race shirts at Epic Sports starting April 26th or pick them up on race day.

Race day registration will be open at 730 AM for $25.

Dogs are allowed. Strollers are allowed for walkers only.

Rain or shine!

Proceeds will benefit the Bangor Humane Society and the Clifton Climbers Alliance.

FMI: https://www.facebook.com/events/157665614935376/

Apr
30
Mon
Swing Dancing for Beginners @ Pepperell Center
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm
Swing Dancing for Beginners @ Pepperell Center | Biddeford | Maine | United States

Swing dance classes for beginners on Monday nights in Biddeford. You don’t need a partner or any dance experience. ALL are welcome!

A-Level classes are for beginners. You can take them in any order.

Mondays, 1/8/18 through 2/12/18 (6 weeks)
6 – 7 pm – Beginner Charleston, Level A

Mondays, 2/19/18 through 4/9/18 (8 weeks)
6 – 7 pm – Beginner Lindy Hop, Level A

Mondays, 4/16/18 through 5/21/18 (6 weeks)
6 – 7 pm – Beginner 6-Count Swing/East Coast Swing, Level A

About the location:
Classes will be held in the 2nd-floor lobby of Pepperell Center at 40 Main Street, Biddeford (same building as Portland Pie and Banded Horn Brewing.) Enter through the main entrance and proceed up the stairway to your left.
Parking is available on the street or in the Foss St. parking lot across the street. The parking lot in front of the building is mainly reserved for Portland Pie.

May
1
Tue
Yoga and Cancer class @ New England Cancer Specialists
May 1 @ 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

Shine Dance Fitness @ SHINE DANCE FITNESS - ALL CLASSES @ AQUARIUS BALLROOM DANCE
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Shine Dance Fitness @ SHINE DANCE FITNESS - ALL CLASSES @ AQUARIUS BALLROOM DANCE | Portland | Maine | United States

1st class is FREE!!! Shine Dance fitness incorporates Jazz, Hip Hop, and Ballet all while dancing to today’s hits (think 97.9). My two favorite things about SHiNE: It’s FUN, and it’s YOURS! Every routine is easily modifiable to ANY fitness level. If you need low impact and small range of motion, SHiNE can be that. If you need killer cardio and deep booty squats, SHiNE can be that! If you need a great workout that feels like a party, SHiNE is definitely that! What are you waiting for??

Join me at Aquarius Ballroom dance it Portland every Tuesday night at 6pm and Saturdays at 10am. Introduce a friend to SHINE & you get another free class. Promotion is 50% off classes 5 classes for $25 & 10 classes for $45. Drop in anytime and follow our Facebook page for special events.

FMI: www.facebook.com/shinefitnessme/

Yoga at Bug Light Park w/Kelly Rich Yoga @ Bug Light Park
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Yoga at Bug Light Park w/Kelly Rich Yoga @ Bug Light Park | South Portland | Maine | United States

Join your community by the seaside for a refreshing class to welcome the sunshine after a long winter. Any body and every body are welcomed 💜 this is an all levels class. Open to beginners and advanced practitioners alike.

Classes will run May-October EVERY:
•Sunday 10-11am
•Monday 6-7pm
•Tuesday 6-7pm
•Wednesday 6-7pm
•Thursday 6-7pm

**sliding scale donation of $10-$15

Kellyrichyoga@gmail.com

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/886338811519334/

TULA Flow for Dudes @ TULA
May 1 @ 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

May
2
Wed
Spring Trail Running Series @ Hidden Valley Nature Center
May 2 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Spring Trail Running Series @ Hidden Valley Nature Center | Jefferson | Maine | United States

Join Midcoast Conservancy and Trail Monster Running for a fun, casual 6-week trail training series each Wednesday April 18 to May 23 at Hidden Valley Nature Center.

Each week, runners of all levels can start their run between 4:30 and 6pm. Volunteers from Midcoast Conservancy and Trail Monster will time everyone so that results can be compared week to week. We will have 3 and 6 mile courses marked. You’re encouraged to sign-up for all 6 weeks, but day-of registrations will be accepted.
$20 for members, $30 for non-members, $8 drop- in

Child care will be available for a fee of $5 per child.

Well behaved dogs that are under owner control at all times are welcome.

FMI: https://www.midcoastconservancy.org/events/spring-trail-running-series-2/

Gentle Yoga @ Viles Arboretum
May 2 @ 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.

Beginner’s Yoga @ Threads of Yoga
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Beginner's Yoga @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

The beginner class focuses on the fundamental principles of alignment and a sequence of postures linked together by the breath. Students will be introduced to yoga poses through step by step verbal description and demonstration. Emphasis is placed on student understanding, safety, and stability within each pose. Props and posture modifications are offered to accommodate new or tighter bodies. No yoga experience is necessary. Class is open to all ages.

About your Instructor: Laurie Chadbourne believes that we all come to yoga with different needs and goals and sometimes we may not even know why we are arriving upon the mat. Yoga calls us in and guides us. Her intention is to create a safe, supportive practice that is accessible for everyone, at every age and every stage of life. She aspires to lead you through compassionate, judgment free, lighthearted classes linking breath and movement as she embarks on the journey of teaching. Robert A. Heinlein inspires her with, “When one teaches, two learn.”

Laurie enjoys reading and playing the guitar. She truly believes laughter may be the best medicine (next to yoga) and brings plenty of that with her on and off the mat.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net