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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
21
Sat
Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race @ Kenduskeag, Maine
Apr 21 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race @ Kenduskeag, Maine

The Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race, held annually on the third weekend of April, is the largest paddling event in New England and one of the largest in the country.

Hosted by the Bangor Dept. of Parks & Recreation, the 16.5 mile race begins in the Town of Kenduskeag and ends near the confluence of the Penobscot River in downtown Bangor.

The Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race would not be possible without the dedication of numerous safety and support crews – most of whom are volunteers. They work hard to ensure a safe experience for race participants.

FMI: www.kenduskeagstreamcanoerace.com/info/

HOW TO REGISTER
There are FOUR ways to register for the Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race.
NOTE: registration by telephone is not permitted.

Introduction to Outdoor Culinary Arts @ North Star Adventures LLC
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Introduction to Outdoor Culinary Arts @ North Star Adventures LLC | Unity | Maine | United States

Good food can mean the difference between an amazing experience and a complete disaster. We will be using Dutch ovens, fry bakes, reflector ovens, fire, and stoves to create culinary delights. We will start the day by cooking breakfast; omelettes, biscuits, and cinnamon rolls are on the menu. After a break for brunch, we will begin our dinner creations. Dinner menu includes: chili, quesadillas, cornbread, and cookies. Dietary restrictions will be accomodated.

You will also have the opportunity to learn about a variety stoves. Leave No Trace principles for responsible backcountry fire use will be taught as well.

All are welcome. We do require that people under the age of 18 be accompanied by an adult.

All proceeds benefit the Sebasticook Regional Land Trust.

FMI: https://northstaradventures.me/event/introduction-outdoor-culinary-arts/

PHOTO: By Greg Willis from Denver, CO, usa (Campfire) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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/

Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland
Apr 25 @ 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

Apr
27
Fri
Eco-Friendly Women’s Yoga Retreat: Allow Your Soul to Expand @ Nurture Through Nature
Apr 27 – Apr 29 all-day
Eco-Friendly Women's Yoga Retreat: Allow Your Soul to Expand @ Nurture Through Nature | Denmark | Maine | United States

Unplug, simplify & nurture your soul for the weekend in the Maine woods at Nurture through Nature Retreat in Denmark, Maine led by Maura Reminga & Joni Hewitt. This soul nurturing retreat will allow you to quiet your mind, gain clarity and invite your soul to expand into the here and now.

Together we’ll experience:
-Sitting and Walking Meditation to reconnect
-Mindful Hatha Yoga
-Restorative Yoga
-Yamuna Body Rolling
-Aromatherapy
-Sauna
-Time in Nature to integrate, to release, to be!
-Mindful eating, wholesome meals

Connect with nature, with the breath, slow down & notice. Enjoy mind-body centered movement, self-reflection, wholesome meals and a little time away to re-charge your battery, gain perspective, raise your vibrational frequency, experience clarity and ultimately realize our interconnectedness.

Maine’s first Green Certified earth-friendly retreat center, Nurture Through Nature rests on 33 mountainside forested acres in the heart of western Maine’s Lakes and Mountains region. Solar-powered, off the grid lodging and retreat facility with private hiking trails along spring-fed mountain brook leading to long views of Mount Washington and the White Mountains. http://www.ntnretreats.com/

This all inclusive retreat includes organic vegetarian meals beginning with Friday dinner, ending with breakfast on Sunday, 2 nights shared accommodations, group sauna, private hiking trails & programming.

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/351348741951596/

Apr
29
Sun
Rabbit Run @ Bangor City Forest & Orono Bog Boardwalk
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Rabbit Run @ Bangor City Forest & Orono Bog Boardwalk | Bangor | Maine | United States

Are you ready for the annual Rabbit Run, a trail run and walk through the Bangor City Forest?The majority of the course is technical single track trail with rocks and roots and trees and maybe a little bit of mud, while the walk option follows the friendlier East/West trail loop. In past years, proceeds have been donated to the Bangor Humane Society and others including the Clifton Climbers Alliance, a local non-profit that is responsible for keeping a local mountain/crag open to hikers and climbers alike. This year, we are teaming with the Orono Bog Boardwalk to raise funds for the boardwalk reconstruction campaign.

Pre-Registered runners and walkers may pick up their bib numbers and race shirts at Epic Sports starting April 26th or pick them up on race day.

Race day registration will be open at 730 AM for $25.

Dogs are allowed. Strollers are allowed for walkers only.

Rain or shine!

Proceeds will benefit the Bangor Humane Society and the Clifton Climbers Alliance.

FMI: https://www.facebook.com/events/157665614935376/

May
1
Tue
Yoga at Bug Light Park w/Kelly Rich Yoga @ Bug Light Park
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Yoga at Bug Light Park w/Kelly Rich Yoga @ Bug Light Park | South Portland | Maine | United States

Join your community by the seaside for a refreshing class to welcome the sunshine after a long winter. Any body and every body are welcomed 💜 this is an all levels class. Open to beginners and advanced practitioners alike.

Classes will run May-October EVERY:
•Sunday 10-11am
•Monday 6-7pm
•Tuesday 6-7pm
•Wednesday 6-7pm
•Thursday 6-7pm

**sliding scale donation of $10-$15

Kellyrichyoga@gmail.com

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/886338811519334/

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/

Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland
May 2 @ 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

Yoga at Bug Light Park w/Kelly Rich Yoga @ Bug Light Park
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Yoga at Bug Light Park w/Kelly Rich Yoga @ Bug Light Park | South Portland | Maine | United States

Join your community by the seaside for a refreshing class to welcome the sunshine after a long winter. Any body and every body are welcomed 💜 this is an all levels class. Open to beginners and advanced practitioners alike.

Classes will run May-October EVERY:
•Sunday 10-11am
•Monday 6-7pm
•Tuesday 6-7pm
•Wednesday 6-7pm
•Thursday 6-7pm

**sliding scale donation of $10-$15

Kellyrichyoga@gmail.com

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/886338811519334/

May
3
Thu
Yoga at Bug Light Park w/Kelly Rich Yoga @ Bug Light Park
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Yoga at Bug Light Park w/Kelly Rich Yoga @ Bug Light Park | South Portland | Maine | United States

Join your community by the seaside for a refreshing class to welcome the sunshine after a long winter. Any body and every body are welcomed 💜 this is an all levels class. Open to beginners and advanced practitioners alike.

Classes will run May-October EVERY:
•Sunday 10-11am
•Monday 6-7pm
•Tuesday 6-7pm
•Wednesday 6-7pm
•Thursday 6-7pm

**sliding scale donation of $10-$15

Kellyrichyoga@gmail.com

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/886338811519334/

May
5
Sat
The Murph 5 Mile Trail Race @ McMann Athletic Complex
May 5 @ 8:30 am
The Murph 5 Mile Trail Race @  McMann Athletic Complex  | Bath | Maine | United States

Saturday, May 5, 2018
Walkers / Runners – 8:30am Start
McMann Athletic Complex • City of Bath

“THE MURPH” is a mixed-terrain, 5-mile race on Bath’s beautiful Whiskeag Trail in memory of Navy Seal, LT Michael P. Murphy. All proceeds go to supporting: The Michael P. Murphy Scholarship, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Fields for Our Future and Bath Parks & Recreation Department.

Number and T-Shirt Pick-Up: Saturday, May 5th from 7:00-8:00am at McMann Athletic Complex, Congress Ave. Shuttles will bus runners/walkers to starting line. Last bus will leave 8:15am.

The first 50 registrations are guaranteed a FREE short sleeve MURPH t-shirt.

Awards for runners will follow the Race at the McMann Athletic Complex, award classes will be Overall, Under 15, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 Over 70 for both Male and Female.

Fees are $25.00 Pre Registration (Online registrations close on May 4th at Noon) & $30.00 Day of Race (7:00-8:00am)

A limited number of short sleeve t-shirt will be available the day of the race for $20!

FMI: www.bathrecreation.com

Hobbs Pond Kayaking Adventure @ Hobbs Pond
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hobbs Pond Kayaking Adventure @ Hobbs Pond

Exploring nature in a kayak is a healthy and fun way to enjoy the outdoors. Join Stephens Memorial Hospital and Western Foothills Land Trust, for a 2-hour excursion on Hobbs Pond, also knows as Little Pennessewassee. Experience the natural beauty, the tranquility and peacefulness of gliding on the water while kayaking and looking for Painted Turtles along the way. Make sure to bring water, a snack, sun block, a hat and proper footwear.

PLEASE NOTE: Weather Permitting

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/456284414788793/

May
6
Sun
Yoga at Bug Light Park w/Kelly Rich Yoga @ Bug Light Park
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Yoga at Bug Light Park w/Kelly Rich Yoga @ Bug Light Park | South Portland | Maine | United States

Join your community by the seaside for a refreshing class to welcome the sunshine after a long winter. Any body and every body are welcomed 💜 this is an all levels class. Open to beginners and advanced practitioners alike.

Classes will run May-October EVERY:
•Sunday 10-11am
•Monday 6-7pm
•Tuesday 6-7pm
•Wednesday 6-7pm
•Thursday 6-7pm

**sliding scale donation of $10-$15

Kellyrichyoga@gmail.com

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/886338811519334/

May
7
Mon
Yoga at Bug Light Park w/Kelly Rich Yoga @ Bug Light Park
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Yoga at Bug Light Park w/Kelly Rich Yoga @ Bug Light Park | South Portland | Maine | United States

Join your community by the seaside for a refreshing class to welcome the sunshine after a long winter. Any body and every body are welcomed 💜 this is an all levels class. Open to beginners and advanced practitioners alike.

Classes will run May-October EVERY:
•Sunday 10-11am
•Monday 6-7pm
•Tuesday 6-7pm
•Wednesday 6-7pm
•Thursday 6-7pm

**sliding scale donation of $10-$15

Kellyrichyoga@gmail.com

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/886338811519334/

May
8
Tue
Yoga at Bug Light Park w/Kelly Rich Yoga @ Bug Light Park
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Yoga at Bug Light Park w/Kelly Rich Yoga @ Bug Light Park | South Portland | Maine | United States

Join your community by the seaside for a refreshing class to welcome the sunshine after a long winter. Any body and every body are welcomed 💜 this is an all levels class. Open to beginners and advanced practitioners alike.

Classes will run May-October EVERY:
•Sunday 10-11am
•Monday 6-7pm
•Tuesday 6-7pm
•Wednesday 6-7pm
•Thursday 6-7pm

**sliding scale donation of $10-$15

Kellyrichyoga@gmail.com

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/886338811519334/

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/

Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland
May 9 @ 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

Yoga at Bug Light Park w/Kelly Rich Yoga @ Bug Light Park
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Yoga at Bug Light Park w/Kelly Rich Yoga @ Bug Light Park | South Portland | Maine | United States

Join your community by the seaside for a refreshing class to welcome the sunshine after a long winter. Any body and every body are welcomed 💜 this is an all levels class. Open to beginners and advanced practitioners alike.

Classes will run May-October EVERY:
•Sunday 10-11am
•Monday 6-7pm
•Tuesday 6-7pm
•Wednesday 6-7pm
•Thursday 6-7pm

**sliding scale donation of $10-$15

Kellyrichyoga@gmail.com

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/886338811519334/

May
10
Thu
Yoga at Bug Light Park w/Kelly Rich Yoga @ Bug Light Park
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Yoga at Bug Light Park w/Kelly Rich Yoga @ Bug Light Park | South Portland | Maine | United States

Join your community by the seaside for a refreshing class to welcome the sunshine after a long winter. Any body and every body are welcomed 💜 this is an all levels class. Open to beginners and advanced practitioners alike.

Classes will run May-October EVERY:
•Sunday 10-11am
•Monday 6-7pm
•Tuesday 6-7pm
•Wednesday 6-7pm
•Thursday 6-7pm

**sliding scale donation of $10-$15

Kellyrichyoga@gmail.com

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/886338811519334/

May
11
Fri
Pacha Adventure Co. Maine Yoga & Hiking Retreat @ Nurture Through Nature
May 11 – May 13 all-day
Pacha Adventure Co. Maine Yoga & Hiking Retreat @ Nurture Through Nature | Denmark | Maine | United States

This Mother’s Day weekend Pacha will be offering a 2-day yoga retreat at the Nurture Through Nature retreat center in Denmark, Maine hosted by Pacha Adventure Co.

Join us for an escape as we take over the lodge and yurts on the property and enjoy a peaceful getaway in the western Maine mountains. We will venture on a day hike to Pleasant Mountain, enjoy supportive yoga classes & workshops, plus we have our own private wood-fired sauna… yes, you heard that correctly!

Join us to adventure, relax & detox at this amazing getaway in Maine.

PS: We are so excited to have Sarah Quinttus, ATC, RTY-200 join Pacha for the weekend as Yoga Instructor! She is a passionate full-time Yoga teacher, Athletic Trainer, and Health Coach and serves as a facilitator of transformation and change for her students. She will be leading workshops through the weekend in our private lodge yoga studio. Details on types of classes & workshops to come!

Weekend Itinerary:

FRIDAY, MAY 11 | DAY 1
6:00 PM – Arrivals and appetizers at Sunset Lodge
7:00 PM – Vegetarian dinner, family-style
8:00 PM – Yoga Session !: Grounded Slow Flow

Use grounding postures and slow, nourishing movements to ease into this nurturing weekend in nature.
SATURDAY, MAY 12| DAY 2
8:00 AM – Wake up for coffee & tea at Sunset Lodge
8:30 AM – Yoga Session !!: Open Heart & Mind

Enjoy this heart opening workshop, exploring the power of creating space in the front body to make room for love, connection, and vulnerability. We will use strong, fluid flows and spend time opening the shoulders, chest and hips
9:30 AM – Delicious buffet breakfast
11:00 AM – Hike Mount Pleasant & lunch
2:00 PM – Return to Nurture Through Nature from hike
FREE TIME – check out the trails throughout the property or enjoy a cup of tea while reading a book, or hang with the other ladies on the trip!
4:00 PM – Yoga Session !II: Move & Restore

Begin with a generous flow warm up during the first half of class and end with supportive, restorative postures during the second!
5:30 PM – Private Pacha 1-hour wood-fired sauna session… and if you’re feeling adventurous, take a dip in the stream
7:00 PM – Dinner and Apps
8:00 PM – Games!

SUNDAY, MAY 13| DAY 3
8:00 AM – Wake up for coffee & tea at Lodge
8:30 AM – Yoga Session IV: Rise & Shine

Greet the day and salute the sun with mindful morning movements, breath work, intention setting, and end with a brief guided meditation.
9:30 AM – Buffet breakfast at Sunset Lodge
11:00 AM – Pack up and head home!

www.facebook.com/events/1779546032115384/

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
13
Sun
Yoga at Bug Light Park w/Kelly Rich Yoga @ Bug Light Park
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Yoga at Bug Light Park w/Kelly Rich Yoga @ Bug Light Park | South Portland | Maine | United States

Join your community by the seaside for a refreshing class to welcome the sunshine after a long winter. Any body and every body are welcomed 💜 this is an all levels class. Open to beginners and advanced practitioners alike.

Classes will run May-October EVERY:
•Sunday 10-11am
•Monday 6-7pm
•Tuesday 6-7pm
•Wednesday 6-7pm
•Thursday 6-7pm

**sliding scale donation of $10-$15

Kellyrichyoga@gmail.com

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/886338811519334/

May
14
Mon
Yoga at Bug Light Park w/Kelly Rich Yoga @ Bug Light Park
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Yoga at Bug Light Park w/Kelly Rich Yoga @ Bug Light Park | South Portland | Maine | United States

Join your community by the seaside for a refreshing class to welcome the sunshine after a long winter. Any body and every body are welcomed 💜 this is an all levels class. Open to beginners and advanced practitioners alike.

Classes will run May-October EVERY:
•Sunday 10-11am
•Monday 6-7pm
•Tuesday 6-7pm
•Wednesday 6-7pm
•Thursday 6-7pm

**sliding scale donation of $10-$15

Kellyrichyoga@gmail.com

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/886338811519334/

May
15
Tue
Yoga at Bug Light Park w/Kelly Rich Yoga @ Bug Light Park
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Yoga at Bug Light Park w/Kelly Rich Yoga @ Bug Light Park | South Portland | Maine | United States

Join your community by the seaside for a refreshing class to welcome the sunshine after a long winter. Any body and every body are welcomed 💜 this is an all levels class. Open to beginners and advanced practitioners alike.

Classes will run May-October EVERY:
•Sunday 10-11am
•Monday 6-7pm
•Tuesday 6-7pm
•Wednesday 6-7pm
•Thursday 6-7pm

**sliding scale donation of $10-$15

Kellyrichyoga@gmail.com

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/886338811519334/