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Jul
18
Wed
Oxford County Cycling Club (The Slow Spokes) @ Green Machine Bike Shop
Jul 18 @ 5:15 pm
Oxford County Cycling Club (The Slow Spokes) @ Green Machine Bike Shop | Norway | Maine | United States

Group Ride every Wednesday, average 10-14 miles give or take. We meet in the Fair Share parking lot, which is located behind the Bike Shop. Everyone starts getting there around 5pm, we depart at 5:15pm. Depending on our route, will determine how long. Generally we are back by 7-7:15pm

Beginner’s Yoga @ Threads of Yoga
Jul 18 @ 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

Waterville Pub Run @ Meet at Concourse in Waterville
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Waterville Pub Run @ Meet at Concourse in Waterville

Join us for a weekly group run and pub social. We will meet at the Concourse in downtown Waterville near the back side of Key Bank. This is not a race or competitive event. We will go for a run of about 3 miles and then stop by one of the Waterville pubs. If enough people show up, we can split into multiple groups of different distances and/or speeds.

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/296570070882769/

Jul
19
Thu
Free Weekly Early Morning SUP Paddles @ Portland Paddle
Jul 19 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am
Free Weekly Early Morning SUP Paddles @ Portland Paddle | Portland | Maine | United States

We’re bringing back our weekly SUP paddles for our 2018 season! Starting on June 14 our staff will lead an early morning paddle from our site at the East End Beach every Thursday. It’s free to join with your own board or just $15 to rent one from us ($10 off the usual rate).

This weekly gathering is a casual paddle open to anyone with some SUP experience who feels comfortable and confident on a board. This isn’t a guided trip, so everyone is responsible for their own safety, but our staff are happy to share their knowledge of the sport. The group will stay on the water for about an hour and will pick a destination that fits the conditions and participants.

WHEN: Every Thursday starting on June 14, 7:00-8:30
WHERE: Portland Paddle’s site at the East End Beach (look for our sign)
WHO: Anyone who is confident and comfortable paddling a SUP on Casco Bay with a group
COST: Free with your own SUP; $15 to rent one from Portland Paddle ($10 off the usual rate)

Fit Maine checked it out last year: Wake-up SUP! Free morning group SUP paddle on Casco Bay

FMI: portlandpaddle.net/

Old Port Pub Run @ Meet at Liquid Riot
Jul 19 @ 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

Jul
20
Fri
Beginners Yoga w/ Marcia @ Threads of Yoga
Jul 20 @ 8:30 am
Beginners Yoga w/ Marcia @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

We begin with gentle movements to warm the body. This part of the practice includes gliding and circular motions to release tension from areas of congestion and restriction in the body. You are introduced to slower movements of the body in preparation for more movement in the form of Vinyasa. We transition into standing postures to begin to cultivate stability and strength. Props are utilized in the practice as support. The combination of these gentle movements and postures leads to the cultivation of a strong, flexible body.
No yoga experience is necessary

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Island Open House on The Goslings in Casco Bay @ Mere Point Boat Launch
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Island Open House on The Goslings in Casco Bay @ Mere Point Boat Launch | Brunswick | Maine | United States

Maine Coast Heritage Trust will be offering FREE boat shuttles to The Goslings islands in upper Casco Bay!

Connected by a sand bar at low tide, small beaches on the two Goslings offer a perfect place to soak up the sun or search for treasures carried in on the tide. Explore the shady island interiors or climb around the perimeter of the islands and bring your binoculars to spy on the seal colony on the nearby rock ledges.

We’ll be grilling hot dogs on the beach to complete the perfect island getaway and laidback vibe of a visit to The Goslings. The large cove is often scattered with local boaters rafted together to enjoy the great pleasure of a warm summer day in Maine. If you have your own boat, meet us there!

Boat Shuttles:
Shuttles to the island will depart from the Mere Point public boat launch on Birch Island Road, Brunswick between the hours of 10 am and 1:30 pm. (The final shuttle will return from the island at 2:45 pm)

We’ll travel aboard open skiffs which can accommodate 5-8 people at a time. The ride to the Goslings is approximately 15 minutes. We will provide mandatory life vests or bring your own if you have one.

Participants must be agile enough to step off the dock into a small boat and then climb out over the side of the boat onto the beach at the island. At The Goslings, be prepared to get your feet wet as we bump up on the beach to disembark.

This trip is appropriate (and encouraged!) for children.

The shuttles will depart from the boat launch approximately every 15 minutes between 10:00 am and 1:30 pm. The last boat over to the island leaves at 1:30 pm.

We will be sending people to the island in order of arrival at the boat launch.

There is no charge for this event. We recommend you register online for this event (https://mcht.org/trips-events/2018-07-20-the-goslings-open-house) so we know how many people to expect – but this does not guarantee your spot on a boat. Please sign in with the MCHT greeters upon your arrival at the dock.

What to Bring:

Wear footwear appropriate for climbing along on the rocky shoreline, sandy beaches, and paths. Be prepared to get your feet wet disembarking from the boat at the island. Wear a bathing suit and bring a towel if you’d like to swim.

There are no bathroom facilities on the islands or boats. Please be prepared to carry any waste off the island. There are bathroom facilities at the boat launch on the mainland.

Questions? Call us at (207) 729-7366.

FMI: https://www.facebook.com/events/422981151538609/

Jul
22
Sun
Springvale Farm Walk @ Multiple farms in Springvale
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Springvale Farm Walk @ Multiple farms in Springvale  | Sanford | Maine | United States

Where:
Farms on Hanson Ridge and Deering Neighborhood Springvale (via one-day-only landowner permission and Sanford Trails).

When:
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 22, 2018

What:
Self-guided walk through fields, orchards, pasture and woods beginning at McDougal Orchards and ending at Blueberry Bend. The route connects to 10 farms and measures 4.5 miles from start to finish. Want to make a day of it? Walk the full 9 miles and support your local farms and trails!

Dogs:
Dogs on leashes and owners who pick up after them are welcome.

Breakfast:
Served by Three Rivers Land Trust from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at McDougal Orchards. Price is $8, children under 5 are free.

Parking Options:
– Mousam Valley Mushrooms, 21-B Blanchard Road
– Rivard Farm, 110 Blanchard Road
(Drop a vehicle at Rivard Farm or Mousam Valley, catch a shuttle back to the start at McDougal’s, and walk toward your car: 4.5 miles)
– McDougal Orchards, 202 Hanson Ridge Road
(Park at McDougal’s, walk to Blueberry Bend, and then walk back the way you came to return to your vehicle: 9 miles)

Other:
Shuttle service is available and made possible by your generous donation. It is recommended that your group be prepared to wait at shuttle stops or plan ahead by dropping a car off in advance at Rivard Farm or Mousam Valley Mushrooms.

Bring a backpack, as each farm along the way sells their produce, meats, dairy, and/or prepared food. Most farms also provide their own unique, refreshing beverage! Lamb BBQ will be available for lunch purchases at Noon Family Sheep Farm from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The Springvale Farm Walk is a one-day-only event – most of the Farm Walk traverses private property that is NOT available for recreation except for on this one day. Enjoy the walk, respect landowners, and pick up a Sanford Trails map at McDougal’s to find out where you can walk, bike, or ride in the future!

This event is held rain or shine – pack accordingly!

FMI: www.facebook.com