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Jul
20
Fri
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
Donut Worry Be Happy Yoga + Bootcamp @ Bug Light Park
Jul 22 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Donut Worry Be Happy Yoga + Bootcamp @ Bug Light Park | South Portland | Maine | United States

Welcome to Donut Worry Be Happy Yoga & Bootcamp Summer Series. This family-friendly series encourages participants to move, laugh, and yes indulge in a delicious Holy Donut.

Thryve Fitness will lead you through a yoga or bootcamp class each Sunday in July at Bug Light Park in South Portland. At the conclusion of each class, you are encouraged to hang out, laugh with new friends, and share in your favorite Holy Donut flavor.

This event is for all levels and all ages. While it is for all ages we do encourage your youngest to be at least 5 years old. But we are always willing to make exceptions. So feel free to reach out to us at info@youthryve.com to ensure we can THRYVE will your entire family.

Prices include class and donut. Make sure you indicate on your registration form if you have any specific food allergies or diet restrictions. (Gluten Free or Vegan) We want to ensure you have the Holy Donut that best matches your inner foodie.

Also, note that we will only have limited quantities of donuts for those who attend the day of. If you know you can only attend one event you can select the “Drop-in” for a single session sign up.

You can add on a Thryve T-shirt at a discounted rate of $20 to your order.

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/188713041960749/

Jul
25
Wed
Waterville Pub Run @ Meet at Concourse in Waterville
Jul 25 @ 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
29
Sun
Donut Worry Be Happy Yoga + Bootcamp @ Bug Light Park
Jul 29 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Donut Worry Be Happy Yoga + Bootcamp @ Bug Light Park | South Portland | Maine | United States

Welcome to Donut Worry Be Happy Yoga & Bootcamp Summer Series. This family-friendly series encourages participants to move, laugh, and yes indulge in a delicious Holy Donut.

Thryve Fitness will lead you through a yoga or bootcamp class each Sunday in July at Bug Light Park in South Portland. At the conclusion of each class, you are encouraged to hang out, laugh with new friends, and share in your favorite Holy Donut flavor.

This event is for all levels and all ages. While it is for all ages we do encourage your youngest to be at least 5 years old. But we are always willing to make exceptions. So feel free to reach out to us at info@youthryve.com to ensure we can THRYVE will your entire family.

Prices include class and donut. Make sure you indicate on your registration form if you have any specific food allergies or diet restrictions. (Gluten Free or Vegan) We want to ensure you have the Holy Donut that best matches your inner foodie.

Also, note that we will only have limited quantities of donuts for those who attend the day of. If you know you can only attend one event you can select the “Drop-in” for a single session sign up.

You can add on a Thryve T-shirt at a discounted rate of $20 to your order.

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/188713041960749/

Aug
1
Wed
Waterville Pub Run @ Meet at Concourse in Waterville
Aug 1 @ 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/

Aug
3
Fri
Strong is Beautiful 6 @ Wolfpack Fitness
Aug 3 – Aug 5 all-day
Strong is Beautiful 6 @ Wolfpack Fitness | Auburn | Maine | United States

“It’s like summer camp for adults!” Our 6th annual Women’s Health and Wellness weekend will take place Friday, August 3 through Sunday, August 5th 2018. It’s a weekend of amazing food, great workouts, adventure, massages, laughter, and more!!

*If you attended 2017’s event, you will have “first dibs” on attending #SIB6.

Cost: $250/person!

🍖🍅 All meals included from Friday through Sunday morning
💝 Gift Bags for all attendees!
📲 Online nutrition coaching leading up to the event!
🎤 💃 Lip synch competition with prizes!
🔥 Bonfires, boat rides, scavenger hunts
💆‍♀️ massages and facials!

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/2359151864310951/

Aug
7
Tue
Allagash River Yoga & Canoeing @ Allagash River Wilderness Waterway
Aug 7 – Aug 11 all-day
Allagash River Yoga & Canoeing @ Allagash River Wilderness Waterway

Canoe the Allagash River Wilderness Waterway in the heart of Maine. Sit quietly by the water or by the fire, breathe deeply during your yoga practice surrounded by nature and enjoy the company of others on guided canoe adventure down the Allagash River.

Yoga & canoeing retreats include canoe instruction, daily yoga classes, delicious meals and exploratory adventures through natural wonders. You will leave a yoga retreat feeling refreshed, renewed and grounded in nature. Leah is a registered Maine Guide with fifteen years of canoeing experience and professional guiding of novices and experienced canoeists. Registration Closes July 20th.
5 day adventure: August 7-11, 2018

Each day, we facilitate yoga practices to take advantage of the natural rhythms of the body and to compliment our level of canoeing for the day.

Cost: $1,000 before June 30th and $1,100 after.

What’s included:

Canoes, life jackets, paddles, tents (If you have your own you are welcome to bring them!)
All meals and snacks
Daily guided yoga practice & meditation
Canoe instruction & safety training
River permits and shuttle service to the river

FMI: www.foreverwild.yoga/allagash-canoe-yoga-adventure/

Aug
8
Wed
Waterville Pub Run @ Meet at Concourse in Waterville
Aug 8 @ 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/

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

Aug
15
Wed
Waterville Pub Run @ Meet at Concourse in Waterville
Aug 15 @ 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/

Aug
18
Sat
Craft Brew Races @ Edward Payson Park
Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Craft Brew Races @ Edward Payson Park | Portland | Maine | United States

Join us on August 18th as the Craft Brew Races return to Portland! Featuring 40+ local and regional breweries, this craft beer hotspot is a highlight of the season.

The Craft Brew Race consists of a relaxed 5k (walkers welcome) around beautiful Back Cove followed by a beer festival with included samples, all set in picture-perfect Payson Park.

Beer fest-only tickets and Designated Driver tickets are also available. Visit bit.ly/CBRPOR2018 to snag your tickets now!

This is a 21+ event. No children, no pets, no exceptions.

FMI: craftbrewraces.com/portland

Aug
22
Wed
Waterville Pub Run @ Meet at Concourse in Waterville
Aug 22 @ 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/

Aug
29
Wed
Waterville Pub Run @ Meet at Concourse in Waterville
Aug 29 @ 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/

Sep
14
Fri
SUP Yoga Retreat @ Red Quill Cabin
Sep 14 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm
SUP Yoga Retreat @ Red Quill Cabin | Rangeley | Maine | United States

Join us for a 2-night, 3-day retreat that combines adventures of the body (Stand-Up-Paddle-Boarding) with adventures of the soul (yoga twice a day, journaling, meditation and relaxation). All athletic abilities are welcome—come renew your spirit and reawaken your passion! Registration closes September 1st.

“SUP Yoga improves balance, strength, flexibility, and mindfulness! Is it challenging? Yes! If you can stand on two feet, odds are you can stand on a paddle board! This is a great way to challenge yourself to try something new without having to worry about getting hurt. If you fall off, the water will catch you!” ~Ashley Flowers

Each day, we facilitate 2-3 yoga practices to take advantage of the natural rhythms of the body: an energizing morning practice, a mid-day practice and a restorative, relaxing evening practice. We also tailor our yoga practice to complement the season and our outdoor activities.

FMI: ashleyflowersyoga.com/schedule/workshops/