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Jan
19
Fri
Trails & Tavern @ Bethel Inn Resort/Bethel Village Trails
Jan 19 @ 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
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/

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

Jan
26
Fri
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
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/

Feb
1
Thu
Pisgah Hill Full Moon Trek @ Pisgah Hill Preserve, Dougherty Road trailhead, Pownal
Feb 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pisgah Hill Full Moon Trek @ Pisgah Hill Preserve,  Dougherty Road trailhead, Pownal | Pownal | Vermont | United States

Thursday, February 1st, 2018. Join us for our 7th annual full moon hike/social event atop Pisgah Hill in New Gloucester. Cars line Dougherty Road; in 2017 seventy-five members, neighbors, trustees, toddlers, grandparents and friends hiked the loop trail through the perfect amount of new snow, shared some cheer at the summit, toasted with hot cocoa, toasted marshmallows, and hooted at the big orange rising moon under the only three hours of clear sky all week.

We can’t wait to see you for our 7th annual, only a few moons away.

FMI: rrct.org

Feb
2
Fri
Trails & Tavern @ Bethel Inn Resort/Bethel Village Trails
Feb 2 @ 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/

Feb
3
Sat
Be Well Yin (Yang) & Tonic with Hardshore Distillery & Kait Johnson @ Hardshore Distilling Company
Feb 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Be Well Yin (Yang) & Tonic with Hardshore Distillery & Kait Johnson @ Hardshore Distilling Company | Portland | Maine | United States

Join us Saturday, Feburary 3rd for Be Well Yin(Yang)& Tonic!!

Be Well Portland invites you to the amazing space at Hardshore Distillery for a split yin and yang class with local instructor Kait Johnson with a delicious surprise sunday cocktail to follow! Come spend the 1st half hour building the heat with a yang style flow and the 2nd half slowing it down and getting deeper into the muscles and fascia with a yin stlye cool down.

Your ticket gets you:
– 1 Yin & Yang yoga class with Kait Johnson
– A Hardshore post flow cocktail
– Be Well Portland Swag Bags
-Yogi Surprise Box giveaway
– Protein bars to refuel

*BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat)

*Stick around after the event to purchase any additional drinks and swag!

Meet Your Instructor:

A RYT, Kait Johnson received her 200 hour certification in 2014 from Buddhi Yoga in La Jolla, California, under Goldie Graham, Amanda McCarroll and Carolina Vivas.

Rooted in the precision of Iyengar Yoga and inspired by her mentors/teachers, Goldie, Amanda and Carolina, Kait’s unique style is a beautiful, thoughtful blend of ancient and modern disciplines. Using her experiences as a former division 1 lacrosse player, Kait specializes in bringing the benefits of yoga to athletes. Through creatively encompassing a heightened focus on alignment, connection, and mindfulness, Kait is known for teaching intelligently sequenced classes, designed to strengthen muscles, increase flexibility, and restore balance to the mind and body. Her holistic approach aims to generate a mindful, resilient athlete.

www.facebook.com/events/273012203227800/

Feb
4
Sun
Downdogs at Dirigo @ Dirigo Brewing Co
Feb 4 @ 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

Annual Super Bowl Sunday Table Tour @ Viles Arboretum
Feb 4 @ 11:00 am
Annual Super Bowl Sunday Table Tour @ Viles Arboretum | Augusta | Maine | United States

Support Viles Arboretum while enjoying gourmet food from area restaurants and getting out to enjoy winter activities.

The food and dessert line up is the best ever! All stations have piping hot food, a bonfire, seating and good cheer.

Regular adult tickets are $20 each. Get a group of five or more together and receive a discounted price of $15 each. Call 626-7989 or email fo@vilesarboretum.org to order yours now! Registration opens at 10:00 AM, gates open at 11:00 AM. Tickets sold until 1 p..m. Don’t miss this special event, snow or no snow!

FMI: www.vilesarboretum.org

Feb
9
Fri
Trails & Tavern @ Bethel Inn Resort/Bethel Village Trails
Feb 9 @ 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/

Feb
11
Sun
Downdogs at Dirigo @ Dirigo Brewing Co
Feb 11 @ 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

Feb
16
Fri
Trails & Tavern @ Bethel Inn Resort/Bethel Village Trails
Feb 16 @ 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/

Feb
18
Sun
2-Hut Guided Ski Adventure with Maine Huts & Trails @ Grand Falls Hut > Flagstaff Hut
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – Feb 20 @ 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
Feb 18 @ 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

Feb
23
Fri
Becoming an Outdoor-Women Winter Skills Weekend @ University of Maine 4-H Camp & Learning Center at Bryant Pond
Feb 23 – Feb 25 all-day

Learn or improve your skills in topics such as ice fishing, outdoor survival, cooking wild game, fly tying, snowshoeing, wildlife tracking, shelter building, shotgun, archery and more! All in a safe and comfortable environment with knowledgeable and dedicated instructors.

Session I

Archery: Hit the bullseye with this workshop and learn how to shoot safely and accurately! Our certified 4-H instructors will get you on target quickly and by the end of this session you’ll become a proficient archer, and possibly a better bow hunter! We’ll cover equipment, shooting form, and how to choose your first bow.

Ice Fishing: Learn the basics of ice fishing. Learn how to use a power auger, set traps and use different types of fishing equipment, and most importantly how to hook and catch a fish! You’ll also learn fish I.D. and bait selection. There will be plenty of time to try different equipment and learn specific tactics on catching fish. This year, we’ll actually be cooking lunch right there on the ice, because let’s face it, eating is the best part of fishing on the ice! (Heated ice shacks provided.)

To get your Maine Fishing license: https://moses.informe.org/cgi-bin/online/moses_v3/index

Wild Game Cooking (Indoors): The desire to harvest, cook, and eat wild game is growing rapidly! Step into the camp kitchen where you’ll turn wild game into an amazing meal! Learn cooking and seasoning techniques, and prepare food that will be served later for all to try! Big game as well as waterfowl and other game meats will be the focus.

Intro Snowmobiling: Learn the basics of snowmobile travel and soon you’ll be riding on our course designed to challenge new riders. The workshop will include proper layering and outerwear for long trips on a snow machine. Our instructors will cover snowmobile safety, emergency preparedness, and basic operation…along with plenty of time to ride on various terrain.

Wildlife Tracking: There’s nothing better than hitting the powder on snowshoes in the Maine woods in February! But once you’ve begun your journey, you soon realize that other living creatures have already been there…What crossed my path? Who was here before me? Learn tracking and wildlife identification along the way, and see some amazing forest features too. Bring the camera, because you may just catch a glimpse of just who left those tracks ahead!

Fly Tying: Spring is just around the corner…and that means fly fishing! Let us show you how to tie a fly that is guaranteed to catch fish! You’ll have a chance to tie several flies of your own, and learn a bit about fishing for Brook Trout and salmon as well.
Session II

Shotgun Sporting Clays: Breaking clays over fresh snow is a great way to spend the day! We’ll work on safe gun handling and basic shotgunning and then we’ll take it to the sporting clays range for some highflying clay target shooting! Learn proper stance, follow through, and point and shoot techniques from certified instructors, and have a chance to shoot different types of 12 and 20 gauge shotguns. Ear and eye protection is supplied.

Intro Snowmobiling: Learn the basics of snowmobile travel. This will include proper layering and outerwear for long trips on a snow machine. Our instructors will also cover snowmobile safety, emergency preparedness, and basic operation…along with plenty of time to ride on various terrain.

Deer Hunting Intensive: This workshop takes the new deer hunter to the next level! Maybe you’re new to hunting, or simply want to learn how to be more successful in the Maine woods. The focus will be on judging distance, shot placement in realistic scenarios, and shooting from a ground blind and tree stand. This will be a live fire workshop that will emphasize making ethical shots and how to blood trail and recovery game. Also covered will be scent control, use of calls and lures, as well as other tactics. This workshop will be taught by a Master Maine Guide that specializes in hunting.

Fly Tying: Spring is just around the corner…and that means fly fishing! Let us show you how to tie a fly that is guaranteed to catch fish! You’ll have a chance to tie several flies of your own, and learn a bit about fishing for Brook Trout and salmon as well.

Winter Survival-Staying Found: Exploring the outdoors can be exciting, but staying “found” is critical, especially when poor weather or an emergency arises. This workshop will cover basic navigation with map and compass and trip planning, and then blend current technology such as GPS, and other modern tracking devices that are helpful in staying safe and on track. Several great aps will be discussed as well as using iNReach or SPOT devices in the backcountry. Time will be spend indoors and out as we explore the benefits of proper planning and preparation.

Trapping In Maine: Maine has a long history of various methods of sustainably harvesting legal wildlife. Trapping is one of those management tools. In this workshop you will learn the basics of wildlife management practices, furbearer identification, and basic trapping sets and techniques. You will have a chance to practice with a pole, dirt, and water set, and learn how to lure various species while preventing non-target species to your site. This workshop is by a member of Maine Department of Inland and Fisheries.
Session III

Winter Camping 101: If Winter Camping sounds scary to you, let us change your mind! Our seasoned staff will teach you the basics of overnighting in the winter. Learn how to apply your summer camping skills and prepare yourself with shelter building, proper layering and even how to choose/plan the right menu. Once you understand how to prepare, the winter becomes an amazing time to camp…think of all the empty campgrounds and less frequented trails just for you!

Shotgun Advanced: The demand for the next step in shotgun shooting is the inspiration for this workshop! We’ll cover various chokes and patterning, shooting multiple targets, and various shooting positions. We’ll include wing shooting, waterfowl, and turkey shooting with respect to shot placement and shotshell selection as well as shooting various types of shotguns to get a better idea on what works best for you and the type of shooting you plan on doing.

Wild Game Preparation: Cabela’s Focus on cutting/grinding/ sausage/jerky, etc.: With the increase in folks hunting for their own wild game meat, the demand for knowing how to process at home has grown in popularity. Rather than sending that whitetail to the butcher, try to process your own at home! With support from Cabela’s you’ll learn basic butchering skills and what to do with your bounty of wild game meat. We’ll grind fresh burger, make sausage and wild jerky, as well as other cuts, as well as showing how to preserve your game meat for storage.

Archery: Hit the bullseye with this workshop and learn how to shoot safely and accurately! Our certified 4-H instructors will get you on target quickly and by the end of this session you’ll become a proficient archer, and possibly a better bow hunter! We’ll cover equipment, shooting form, and how to choose your first bow.

Fly Tying: Spring is just around the corner…and that means fly fishing! Let us show you how to tie a fly that is guaranteed to catch fish! You’ll have a chance to tie several flies of your own, and learn a bit about fishing for Brook Trout and salmon as well.

Snowshoe Trek to Mt. Christopher: Enjoy the crisp beauty of hiking in the winter woods. We will strap on snowshoes and go over some techniques for making your snowshoe hike a successful one! As you hike up Mt. Christopher your guide will add in plenty of ecology tidbits and fun facts to enjoy.
Session IV

Wildlife Tracking/Snowshoeing: There’s nothing better than hitting the powder on snowshoes in the Maine woods in February! But once you’ve begun your journey, you soon realize that other living creatures have already been there…What crossed my path? Who was here before me? Learn tracking and wildlife identification along the way, and see some amazing forest features too. Bring the camera, because you may just catch a glimpse of just who left those tracks ahead!

Fire Cooking: Have you ever tried getting that smoky fire-cooked taste, only to wind up with a charred mess? In this class we will teach you the art of fire cooking. We will introduce cooking directly in the coals with foil, dutch ovens and cast iron skillets. This primitive backcountry skill isn’t quite as hard as it may seem; with the right direction from our experienced teachers you will be baking up some tasty cobbler or stew in no time!

Turkey Hunting: As the snows melt and spring arrives, so does Turkey season! Hunting this wary bird takes patience, skill, and know-how. Learn how to dress, set up or construct a ground blind, set decoys, and practice the art of bringing them in with various calls. Participants will leave with all of the basics to get started in this growing sport, and each will take home their own turkey call!

Reaching New Heights: Climbing Wall/Rock Climbing Intro: Whether it’s your first time at an indoor rock-climbing wall or you’re an old pro, let our trained staff belay you up our 35’ wall! We’ll cover gear, safety basics, and different techniques to give you the best advantage at tackling this vertical challenge. All the equipment is provided. However, if you have climbing shoes feel free to bring them, all other equipment used must be ours.

Fly Tying: Spring is just around the corner…and that means fly fishing! Let us show you how to tie a fly that is guaranteed to catch fish! You’ll have a chance to tie several flies of your own, and learn a bit about fishing for Brook Trout and salmon as well.

Handgun Safety – Concealed Carry: Whether you are looking to start shooting recreationally, or carrying concealed, this new workshop will start you in the right direction. Covering an array of action types, professional firearms instructors from Howell’s Gun Shop will teach you how to shoot safely and what you need to know about carrying a handgun.

FMI: extension.umaine.edu/bryantpond/adult-programs/becoming-an-outdoors-woman/becoming-an-outdoorswoman-winter-skills-weekend/

Trails & Tavern @ Bethel Inn Resort/Bethel Village Trails
Feb 23 @ 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/

Feb
24
Sat
Ice Climb, Snowshoe & Soak Adventure @ Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Ice Climb, Snowshoe & Soak Adventure @ Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School  | Bar Harbor | Maine | United States

Join Maine Yoga Adventures and Acadia Mountain Guides for ice climbing and a snowshoe hike in Acadia National Park. MYA will serve up yummy vegetarian food, offer up deep yoga stretches, and hot tub soaking!

Our adventure will begin in Bar Harbor for a round of ice climbing and snowshoeing with the exceptional Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School who deliver professional, state-of-the-art instruction by highly skilled and very fun guides.

Adventurers will have challenging and satisfying full day of outdoor explorations. The guides will tailor our climbing experience to our level. Beginners welcome!

We’ll follow up ice climbing with a snowshoe hike which was a blast last year! Acadia Mountain Guides took us up Dorr Mountain with gorgeous views up top and at the base. Fingers crossed for piles and piles of snow!

No worries about gear, Acadia Mountain Guides provide Double Boots, Crampons/Micro Spikes, Technical Ice Axes, Harness, Helmet, and anything else you could possibly need to make the bliss of ice climbing happen.

Post climb adventurers will head back to Alpenglow in downtown Bar Harbor for super yummy hot vegetarian soup and leg stretching happiness. We’ll have plenty of space on nice wood floors with the store emptied out til spring.

With bellies full, we’ll head off for a luxurious soak in the hot tub at Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Event Center. AO is a wonderful location overlooking the water. We’ll spend plenty of time warming up and relaxing!

Cost: $185. Please register online at maineyogaadventures.com or call 207-299-0082.

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/319971778480594

Feb
25
Sun
Downdogs at Dirigo @ Dirigo Brewing Co
Feb 25 @ 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

Mar
2
Fri
Trails & Tavern @ Bethel Inn Resort/Bethel Village Trails
Mar 2 @ 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/

Mar
4
Sun
7th Annual Liberal Cup Biathlon @ Hidden Valley Nature Center
Mar 4 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
7th Annual Liberal Cup Biathlon @ Hidden Valley Nature Center | Riverside | California | United States

On Sunday, March 4, 2018, Midcoast Conservancy will host the seventh annual Liberal Cup Biathlon at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson. All ages and skill levels are encouraged to participate! Racers can compete individually or in teams of four, and everyone is encouraged to compete in costume.

All air rifles are provided by Midcoast Conservancy, and each racer will receive safety training on how to use the rifle. Snowshoe racers are welcome.

Races will begin about 9 am and continue into the early afternoon. All day long there will be bonfires, great food, and something on tap from Hallowell Brewing Company & Liberal Cup Brew Pub one of our major sponsors. Spectators are encouraged. And consider volunteering if you’re not planning to race; we can always use extra hands!

Race categories are based on self-selected skill levels, and there are special categories for youth racers. Awards will be given out for best costume, best team name, and for youth and high school aged participants. The winning team will be honored at the official Liberal Cup trophy ceremony.

$35 for adults, $10 for kids and students. Registration will begin Dec. 1st. Space is limited, prices go up Feb. 23rd, and there are no day-of registrations. Any questions, call Midcoast Conservancy at (207) 389-5150.

FMI: www.midcoastconservancy.org/events/7th-annual-liberal-cup-biathlon/

Downdogs at Dirigo @ Dirigo Brewing Co
Mar 4 @ 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

Mar
9
Fri
Trails & Tavern @ Bethel Inn Resort/Bethel Village Trails
Mar 9 @ 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/