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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
22
Sun
Buti & Beer at Banded Horn Brewing @ Banded Horn Brewing Co.
Apr 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Buti & Beer at Banded Horn Brewing @ Banded Horn Brewing Co. | Biddeford | Maine | United States

We’re bringing our Buti class to you! Metta Studios is partnering with Banded Horn Brewing Company for a sweet and sweaty Sunday morning. $15 gets you a one-hour Buti class, with Metta’s resident teacher Danielle, and a 10oz pour from Banded Horn’s draft list!

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/206305233292011/

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/

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/

May
5
Sat
Be Well Loco Flow with Emma Brunet at Banded Horn Brewing @ Banded Horn Brewing Co.
May 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Be Well Loco Flow with Emma Brunet at Banded Horn Brewing @ Banded Horn Brewing Co. | Biddeford | Maine | United States

TACO ‘BOUT A PARTY!

Let’s not kid ourselves, Cinco De Mayo is all about eating and enjoying delicious Mexican inspired food and drinks. But before you indulge in Cinco De Drinko, you gotta get your sweat on!

Join us at Banded Horn Brewing to crush a killer yoga sculpt class taught by Emma Brunet! Energetic, loving and active, Emma trained in sunny southern California in power yoga. A born leader and yoga-lover, Emma knew instructing yoga would be the perfect fit for her. Emma strives for her classes to be upbeat, restoring and a great workout so you know her class is gonna be amazing! You’ll be going through tons of flows followed by some bodyweight moves that will get your heart rate pumpin’ and help lengthen and strengthen to help achieve long, lean muscles.

After you burn, you’ll be rewarded with Banded Horn’s seasonal brew: Wicked Bueno. Wicked Bueno is light on the palate with a hint of citrus-floral hops which will hopefully transport us to the wicked good days of summer!

Your ticket gets you:

– 60 minute yoga sculpt class with Emma Brunet
– A complimentary pour of Banded Horn Brewing Wicked Bueno
– Be Well Portland and sponsors swag
– Take fun photos with our photo drop
-Chance to win a Yogi Surprise Box

Stay tuned for more announcements!

*BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat)
*Don’t forget a water bottle
*Stick around after the event to purchase any additional drinks and swag!

  • Fit Maine checked out a Be Well event. Read more about it: Fitness. Social. Brewery. Be Well Portland events are a perfect balance

  • FMI: www.facebook.com/events/555275444844373

  • May
    9
    Wed
    Spring Trail Running Series @ Hidden Valley Nature Center
    May 9 @ 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/

    May
    11
    Fri
    Guided Bog Walk @ Hidden Valley Nature Center
    May 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Guided Bog Walk @ Hidden Valley Nature Center | Riverside | California | United States

    Hildy Ellis, Coordinator at Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District, will lead visitors on a walk along the margins of the bog at Midcoast Conservancy’s Hidden Valley Nature Center on May 11 from 10 am to 12 pm. A 220-foot boardwalk extends into the heart of the wetland, making it possible for visitors to interact with a fascinating, but incredibly delicate ecosystem, and to witness the spring explosion of plant life there.

    Meet at HVNC gate and be guided to our kettlehole bog to explore the explosion of plant life as spring arrives. Easy walk – 10 minutes each way.

    Dress appropriately, there could be bugs, binocs are a plus.
    $5 Donation
    No dogs please

    FMI: https://www.midcoastconservancy.org/events/guided-bog-walk/

    May
    16
    Wed
    Spring Trail Running Series @ Hidden Valley Nature Center
    May 16 @ 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/

    May
    20
    Sun
    Goat Yoga Adventure @ Lone Spruce Farm
    May 20 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Goat Yoga Adventure @ Lone Spruce Farm | Dedham | Maine | United States

    After many requests, goat yoga is happening!

    Join Maine Yoga Adventures for a special day out with the animals at Lone Spruce Farm. We’ll meet up at the farm for a wonderful tour of the grounds. The Beauchamp family are the hearts and hands that make up Lone Spruce Farm in Dedham. Their farm is dedicated to education, community, and sustainable agriculture. They are doing all that they can to ensure a diverse, bright future. Maine Yoga Adventures is very excited to visit with a shared love for nature and community!

    Adventurers will get to the know the goats a little better practicing yoga alongside them. Springtime at the farm means lots of babies to meet and greet! No yogi will mind getting distracted by cuteness.

    A yummy vegetarian meal will be served of salad, bread, cheese & chocolate. We’ll then head out onto trails to soak in the beauty and relax beside a sweet creek.

    Cost: $40. Please register online at maineyogaadventures.com or call 207-299-0082.

    FMI: www.facebook.com/events/559247567780133

    May
    23
    Wed
    Spring Trail Running Series @ Hidden Valley Nature Center
    May 23 @ 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/

    Jun
    8
    Fri
    Rooftop Flow @ Bayside Bowl
    Jun 8 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am
    Rooftop Flow @ Bayside Bowl | Portland | Maine | United States

    Meet us on the Rooftop of Bayside Bowl with your mat and water!

    Liz Kovarsky will lead us through a morning flow, while Steph Harmon provides hands-on enhancements and lots of loving energy! Summer in Maine feels so good!

    Make sure to follow the link and sign-up through MIndbody, spots not secured through Facebook.

    Rooftop Flow $20

    Hang out with your Hustlettes for a Bayside Bowl Brunch after class.
    *Brunch not included in the price.

    **Rain Date Sunday, July 29th at 9:15am

    You may transfer your ticket, but there are no refunds for this event

    Bayside Bowl 58 Alder St. Portland, ME 04101
    207-791-BOWL

    FMI: www.facebook.com

    Jun
    16
    Sat
    Maine Summer Adventure Race @ Hidden Valley Nature Center
    Jun 16 – Jun 17 all-day
    Maine Summer Adventure Race @ Hidden Valley Nature Center | Jefferson | Maine | United States

    Midcoast Conservancy is holding the third annual Maine Summer Adventure Race on June 16, 2018. As in years past, the race will be based out of the Midcoast Conservancy’s Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson, Maine. In 2018, interested racers will have three options to choose from: a 24-hour race, which will be a USARA National Championship Qualifier, an 8-hour intermediate race or a 3-hour race for beginners and families.

    Adventure racing involves teams of two, three or four competing in a nonstop race that includes trail running or trekking, road and mountain biking, sea kayaking and orienteering. Teams will have to combine athleticism with strategy and navigation to guide themselves to as many checkpoints as possible within the race’s time limit.

    The precise course will not be revealed until the morning of the race, but as in past years, the 2018 race will visit scenic and remote areas of Midcoast Maine. In the 24 hour race, participants can expect 10 to 20 miles of challenging, off-trail orienteering, 30 to 50 miles of biking including technical mountain biking, and 15 to 25 miles of tidal sea kayaking. The 2017 USARA national champions, Pennsylvania-based Rootstock Racing, have already committed to the race.

    For those looking for a more manageable challenge, the 8-hour course will be structured so that all teams will be able to experience the full, base course, with advanced racers challenged by additional checkpoints. Racers can expect approximately 3 to 8 miles on foot, 15 to 25 miles on bikes, and 4 to 8 miles of paddling.

    The 3-hour race is designed for beginner racers and for those looking to get the entire family outside for a day in the woods. The 3-hour race will combine hiking, canoeing and Amazing Race-style challenges and is designed to be possible to complete and enjoyable for participants of all ages and abilities. Racers can do as much or as little of the course as they choose and special prizes will be given for the top family team.

    Registration fees for all races include race t-shirt, swag bag, maps, boats, paddles, PFDs, prizes and giveaways, facility and land-use fees, and a post-race feast, including local fare, vegetarian and gluten-free options and a featured local microbrew from Oxbow Brewing, one of our sponsors.

    3-Hour Family Race – Under 18 – $20.00
    3-Hour Family Race – Adult – $40.00
    8-Hour Race – $115.00
    24-Hour Race – $200.00

    FMI: https://www.midcoastconservancy.org/events/maine-summer-adventure-race/

    Jun
    17
    Sun
    Rainbow Run 5K @ Orono Brewing Company
    Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Rainbow Run 5K @ Orono Brewing Company | Orono | Maine | United States

    Join us for the first ever Rainbow Run 5K to benefit Health Equity Alliance. Sponsored by Orono Brewing Company, participants will follow the designated route to receive a cold beverage at the end of the race at OBC’s newest location, 61 Margin Street, Orono! This event kicks off Pride in the Bangor area! Everyone receives a race t-shirt. Registration is NOW OPEN!

    More info: www.facebook.com/events/924747154351079/

    Aug
    10
    Fri
    Adult Summer Camp Weekend @ Tops'l Farm
    Aug 10 – Aug 12 all-day
    Adult Summer Camp Weekend @ Tops'l Farm | Waldoboro | Maine | United States

    How does a weekend with your pals spent throwing axes, foraging for cocktails, playing barn games & cruising the Maine coast sound? Yeah, that’s what we thought. We have an epic weekend planned for our 2nd annual Adult Summer Camp weekend and hope you and your pals can join us. Let’s just break down the itinerary for you and we’ll see how fast you can herd that group of friends you have together and claim your spots!

    Friday Night — We are putting together a ridonkulas welcome cornucopia at the campsites…a cured meats/local cheese/dippy-things bonanza and of course accompanied by adult beverages. Camp fires, s’mores & perhaps a ghost story or two will cap the evening off. (cue starry skies, the smell of pine and deliciously comfy bedding).

    Saturday — Kick the day off with an open fire breakfast, enjoyed family style in the middle of the woods with cider mimosas, and make plans for the day. Yoga in the yurt? Hiking? Naps? Or yes, all three. Take the day to explore this special area in Maine’s mid-coast — we can hook you up with suggestions and optional custom services for the day! Just ask.

    Saturday Night — Put on your walkin’ shoes. We’ll be moving through the different magical spots at Tops’l Farm for a progressive and locally sourced meal — starting at the barn with lawn games & cocktails — finishing at the campground for desert and more good times.

    Sunday — Bloody Marys at the barn on your way out with optional archery school to cap off the weekend.

    Cost: $499/person for a shared cabin — includes breakfasts & dinners and accommodations. Some activities included – others are a la cart.

    FMI: www.topslfarm.com/farmevents/adult-summer-camp

    Sep
    30
    Sun
    Race Through the Woods @ Hidden Valley Nature Center
    Sep 30 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Race Through the Woods @ Hidden Valley Nature Center | Jefferson | Maine | United States

    Join us for the 8th annual Race Through The Woods trail race, sponsored by First National Bank, on Sunday, October 1 at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson. Are you inspired by the tranquility of running on rustic trails deep in the Maine woods? Do you enjoy the challenge of highly varied terrain, where slippery roots or loose rocks demand your concentration and sharpen your focus? Then you should register for a beautiful fall “Race through the Woods” at Hidden Valley Nature Center. Explore the exciting mix of single and double-track trails over rolling terrain in this challenging racecourse.

    Racing starts at 10:00 am. Racers will have two course options to choose from: a 13.1 mile half-marathon or a 5.5 mile race (5.5 milers share the course with half-marathoners, same start time). This single loop course brings you over steep hills, through the woods, past beautiful ponds and has about 1,000 feet elevation.

    This race is open to beginners, novices, and experienced trail runners alike. If you’ve never been in a trail race this is a great, fun event to start with. After the race everyone is encouraged to stick around and enjoy a bonfire, hot cider or a beer from Sheepscot Valley Brewing Company one of our sponsors. Light local lunch options will also be available after the races.

    Kids 10 years and under can participate in a fun obstacle race starting at about 10:30 am (after the other races have taken off). The race will be only somewhat competitive; the goal is really just to have fun. Each racer will receive a ribbon. Register online using the link below- registration for kids’ race is free. The course will feature small hurdles, jumps, and mazes. After the official race, kids are welcome to enjoy the course at their own pace.

    Race fees are $35 for the half marathon, and $25 for the 5.5 miler. Long sleeve technical shirts will be available for purchase with registration. Prizes (homemade PIE!!) will be given to first place finishers (men and women) and in age categories. Prizes will also include local goods donated by businesses and volunteers, and gift certificates to HVNC from Midcoast Conservancy.

    FMI: https://www.midcoastconservancy.org/events/race-through-the-woods/