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Jan
24
Wed
Free! Introduction to Pilates Workshop @ Springboard Pilates
Jan 24 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Free! Introduction to Pilates Workshop @ Springboard Pilates | Portland | Maine | United States

Have you ever wanted to try Pilates? 2018 is the year to start! Springboard Pilates is offering 8 FREE Introduction to Pilates workshops throughout the month of January.

Learn more about what Pilates training can do to help you improve posture, core support, and balanced muscle development to stay strong, fit, flexible, and injury-free during this 1-hour Introduction to Pilates workshop. You’ll be introduced to the history and fundamentals of Pilates, learn basic exercises on both the Mat and Reformer, and see how Pilates can become part of your wellness journey! No Pilates experience is required for participation in this workshop.

Sign up → www.springboardpilates.com (Go to our website, click on “Class Schedule” which is located under the “Classes” tab, and find the date of the workshop you’d like to take!) or email info@springboardpilates.com

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.

Winter Belly Dance Classes with Rosa @ Bright Star World Dance
Jan 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Winter Belly Dance Classes with Rosa @ Bright Star World Dance | Portland | Maine | United States

Save $10 when you sign up by January 7!

YOU are perfect for belly dance, right now. Resolve to embrace yourself! People of all genders & bodies are welcome, ages 14+. Yoga/exercise wear, bare feet. Jingly hip scarves available.

Learn the movements, rhythms and cultural context of Egyptian dance in a warm
and supportive environment during this 10-week class. Total beginners are welcome in this friendly intro class.
Reserve your spot today at rosanoreen.com/classes/bellydance/ !

January 22-April 4, 2018, Mon or Wed 5:30-6:45 PM
$120/ten-week class until 1/7, $130 after
http://rosanoreen.com/classes/bellydance/

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
25
Thu
Thursday Night Stomp! Weekly Swing Dance @ Maine Ballroom Dance
Jan 25 @ 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

Jan
26
Fri
Free! Introduction to Pilates Workshop @ Springboard Pilates
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Free! Introduction to Pilates Workshop @ Springboard Pilates | Portland | Maine | United States

Have you ever wanted to try Pilates? 2018 is the year to start! Springboard Pilates is offering 8 FREE Introduction to Pilates workshops throughout the month of January.

Learn more about what Pilates training can do to help you improve posture, core support, and balanced muscle development to stay strong, fit, flexible, and injury-free during this 1-hour Introduction to Pilates workshop. You’ll be introduced to the history and fundamentals of Pilates, learn basic exercises on both the Mat and Reformer, and see how Pilates can become part of your wellness journey! No Pilates experience is required for participation in this workshop.

Sign up → www.springboardpilates.com (Go to our website, click on “Class Schedule” which is located under the “Classes” tab, and find the date of the workshop you’d like to take!) or email info@springboardpilates.com

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
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

Free community fitness class @ The Distance Project
Jan 27 @ 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

Lost Valley Winter Duathlon @ Lost Valley Ski Area'
Jan 27 @ 9:30 am
Lost Valley Winter Duathlon @ Lost Valley Ski Area' | Auburn | Maine | United States

Discipline(s):Snowshoe, Nordic Ski, Ski Mountaineering

Race Options:

Solo 5km Snowshoe
Solo 10km Duathlon
Team 10km Duathlon
750ft vert Ski Mountaineering (3-lap)
1250ft Ski Mountaineering (5-lap)

Event Description:

Baxter Outdoors continues the Packed Powder Series with a stop at Lost Valley Ski Area in Auburn, Maine and part of the Auburn Winter Fest. This classic local ski hill with over 10km of cross country ski trails will play host as we snowshoe and nordic ski our way through the woods of central Maine.

The race can be tackled as a solo 5km snowshoe, solo 10km duathlon, or team 10km duathlon. We will also offer a 3-lap and 5-lap ski mountaineering course. The 5km snowshoe course will take place on single track trails throughout the woods. The nordic course will be set on the Auburn Nordic Ski Association trails behind Lost Valley Ski Area.

XC Skiers will race first at 10:00am. Duathlon teams will transition directly into their snowshoe leg. Solo snowshoers will begin at 10:05am

Baxter Outdoors is proud to partner with TruStrength Athletics for the Ski Mountaineering portion of this event. Ski mo racers may choose from a 750′ vert course (3 laps) or a 1250′ vert option (5 laps). Each lap includes 250 feet of vertical. Ski mo will be open to all telemark, Randonee/AT, and split boarders.

All races will start and finish near the Lost Valley base lodge .

Price:

$25/$30 —– 5km Snowshoe (Solo): Early Bird/Normal

$30/$35 —– 10km Duathlon (Solo): Early Bird/Normal

$50/$60 —– 10km Duathlon (Team): Early Bird/Normal

$25/$30 —– 750′ Ski Mountaineering (Solo – 3 laps): Early Bird/Normal

$30/$35 —– 1250′ Ski Mountaineering (Solo – 5 laps): Early Bird/Normal

*Youth 16 & under always race for $15

*Early Bird pricing ends on 12/27/2017

What’s Included:

● Entry to race
● Baxter Outdoors: multi-use bandana buff
● Day-of race snacks and water
● Other Baxter Outdoors swag (i.e. stickers, magnets, etc)
● A cooldown beer (must be over 21)

Event Schedule:

8:30am: Race registration opens
9:30am: Race registration ends
9:30am: Ski Mountaineering Shotgun Start
10:00am: Shotgun start for nordic ski
10:30am: Shotgun start for snowshoe

FMI: http://www.baxteroutdoors.com/events/winter3.html

Tap Dancing for Beginners @ Portland Adult Education
Jan 27 @ 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!

Super Sauna Saturday @ Nurture Through Nature Retreat Center
Jan 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Super Sauna Saturday @ Nurture Through Nature Retreat Center | Denmark | Maine | United States

Every Saturday from 4-6pm, from October through March, our sauna is open to the public as shared space for deep relaxation and community connection. No Appointment is necessary. The cost is $15pp and $10 pp for students. Please check our sauna calendar in the event of an unexpected change or inclement weather before heading over. Bathing suits are required and there is a changing room at the sauna. Please bring your own drinking water and towel. Please shower before arriving or at our shower room up the mountain.


Fit Maine checked it out! Hike and Sauna Saturday: Pleasant Mountain + Nurture Through Nature, Denmark


FMI: www.ntnretreats.com/sauna

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
WinterKids Family Day at Mt Abram Resort @ Mt. Abram Resort
Jan 28 @ 9:00 am

Passport holders: Bring your family to Mt. Abram in Greenwood to take advantage of these special deals on this WinterKids Family Day:
Passport holder: Free
Sibling ticket: $20
Parent Ticket: $20

Additional Information: Up to 4 family members can accompany a Passport holder. Be sure to bring your Passport to Mt. Abram. Passports will not be available for purchase at the mountain. All family members must be present with the Passport holder to receive the deals. Cannot be combined with any other promotions or discounts.

Mt Abram Resort: 207-875-5000

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

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

WinterCat Alley Cat Race @ Monument Square, Portland, maine
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
WinterCat Alley Cat Race @ Monument Square, Portland, maine | Portland | Maine | United States

The Portland Gear Hub is hosting WinterCat, an alley cat race and fundraiser. An alley cat race is a bike race with no set route, but with a list of stops and a finishing point, similar to a scavenger hunt. Get costumed up for the best event of the winter! Race as teams or individuals. All levels of ability/competition welcome. Win prizes and race to the finish and after party!

$8/person entry fee. Save on registration when you race in teams of 3 or 4! Register in advance online, at the Gear Hub, or on the day of the race.

Register Here: https://campketcha.secure.force.com/events/CnP_PaaS_EVT__ExternalRegistrationPage?event_id=a0LC000001132PwMAI

A WinterCat embraces any and all weather and loves the snow. Dress up, dress warm, and be ready to bike, snowshoe, ski, and sled at the stops along the way.

Funds raised from WinterCat will support the winter youth programs at the Gear Hub Bike School.

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
29
Mon
Swing Dancing for Beginners @ Pepperell Center
Jan 29 @ 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.

Jan
30
Tue
Winter Belly Dance Classes with Rosa @ Bright Star World Dance
Jan 30 all-day
Winter Belly Dance Classes with Rosa @ Bright Star World Dance | Portland | Maine | United States

Save $10 when you sign up by January 7!

YOU are perfect for belly dance, right now. Resolve to embrace yourself! People of all genders & bodies are welcome, ages 14+. Yoga/exercise wear, bare feet. Jingly hip scarves available.

Learn the movements, rhythms and cultural context of Egyptian dance in a warm
and supportive environment during this 10-week class. Total beginners are welcome in this friendly intro class.
Reserve your spot today at rosanoreen.com/classes/bellydance/ !

January 22-April 4, 2018, Mon or Wed 5:30-6:45 PM
$120/ten-week class until 1/7, $130 after
http://rosanoreen.com/classes/bellydance/

Free! Introduction to Pilates Workshop @ Springboard Pilates
Jan 30 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Free! Introduction to Pilates Workshop @ Springboard Pilates | Portland | Maine | United States

Have you ever wanted to try Pilates? 2018 is the year to start! Springboard Pilates is offering 8 FREE Introduction to Pilates workshops throughout the month of January.

Learn more about what Pilates training can do to help you improve posture, core support, and balanced muscle development to stay strong, fit, flexible, and injury-free during this 1-hour Introduction to Pilates workshop. You’ll be introduced to the history and fundamentals of Pilates, learn basic exercises on both the Mat and Reformer, and see how Pilates can become part of your wellness journey! No Pilates experience is required for participation in this workshop.

Sign up → www.springboardpilates.com (Go to our website, click on “Class Schedule” which is located under the “Classes” tab, and find the date of the workshop you’d like to take!) or email info@springboardpilates.com

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