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Sep
9
Mon
Intro to Belly Dance – Fall Class with Rosa Noreen @ BrightStar World Dance
Sep 9 – Nov 11 all-day
Intro to Belly Dance - Fall Class with Rosa Noreen @ BrightStar World Dance

“Yes, YOU are perfect for belly dance, right now.

Come learn movements, rhythms, and cultural context in a warm and supportive environment.

There are no prerequisities. You don’t need to lose or gain weight. You don’t need to be flexible or have rhythm. You don’t even need to show your belly! Comfortable exercise or yoga wear is perfect, with bare feet or socks. Jingly hip scarves will be available to borrow!

The Level 1 Intro to Belly Dance class meets on Mondays or Wednesdays at 5:30 PM, Sept 9-December 4. You pick one day as your home base, but you can attend either day as your schedule requires.

Total beginners of all genders, backgrounds, and body types are welcomed and affirmed. This class is open to people ages 14 and up.

Sign up by 8/26 to save $10! Payment plans available.

FMI: rosanoreen.com/classes/bellydance/

Sep
12
Thu
Burlesque Performance Class @ Bright Star World Dance
Sep 12 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 24 @ 9:00 pm
Burlesque Performance Class @ Bright Star World Dance

Thursdays, September 12 – October 24, 2019 – 8:00pm-9:00pm

Bright Star World Dance – 108 High Street, Portland, ME 04101
Corner of High & Spring, above the Little Tap House restaurant

Seven-week class: $100 till September 5, $150 after.

Email Kinky Slippers with questions!

This class is for anyone who has ever been to a burlesque show and thought “I want to do that!”

In this class we will learn fully choreographed routines, how to own the stage, and how to develop a solo routine. At the end of the class each student will have an opportunity to perform on stage in a supportive and empowering environment. (There will be opportunities for solos for those that are interested, but we will also be doing group numbers together) Performances are not required, but highly encouraged! Please be advised that cheers and applause following a performance are highly addictive. ?

All levels, genders and backgrounds welcome. It is recommended to take the Beginner Burlesque class first.

Reserve now at:
kinkyslippers.com/product/burlesque-performance-class/

Oct
23
Wed
Beginner’s Yoga @ Threads of Yoga
Oct 23 @ 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

Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland
Oct 23 @ 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

Oct
24
Thu
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga @ Threads of Yoga
Oct 24 @ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

The room is heated up to 80 degrees.

Each class is unique and targets a peak pose. The class is led with intention and intelligent sequencing to prepare the body properly for apex of the practice. We work foundational and primary poses in each session. And the root of the teachings is to develop the capacity for self-inquiry. The body becomes the vehicle. The practice session allows the body to open slowly not to overload the nervous system, and in exchange tension, stress and congestion that has been stored in the muscles and joints now has the opportunity to release. Thus creating ease. As we create strength in the body we also begin to embrace stillness and longer holds. In leaving a class one should have a feeling of stability, strength and a connection to the body.

This class is a dynamic practice. Please hydrate properly before the class.

About your instructor: The landscape of Amy Figoli’s teaching is to hold the intention for people to find a way in, to meet the totality of oneself through asana practice, as well as working with the ability to begin to listen to what is arising. Learning to not override the currently pushing language of culture and of our bodies. To hold the space for silence, and listen inquisitively to how the body speaks.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Ladies’ Lifting Night @ Wolfpack Fitness
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ladies' Lifting Night @ Wolfpack Fitness | Auburn | Maine | United States

An outdoor workout (year-round – even in the winter!) at the really cool space at Wolfpack Fitness in Auburn, with views of the pond as you lift cinder blocks, do bear crawls in the dirt, sledgehammer a tire.

All levels welcome – there are plenty of modifications for every exercise to suit where you are.

Fit Maine checked it out: Lift heavy outside: Ladies’ Lifting Night at Wolfpack Fitness in Auburn

DROP-INS WELCOME! A full body workout for all fitness levels for just $5! We regularly have women from 18-60 at every class!

It’s a celebration of the human mind, body, heart, and soul. WolfPack Fitness, where “like a girl” is NOT an insult!

FMI: https://www.facebook.com/WolfPackWorldWide/

Ladies’ Lifting Night: Blood Splatter Paint Party Workout @ Wolfpack Fitness
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ladies' Lifting Night: Blood Splatter Paint Party Workout @ Wolfpack Fitness

? A fun, full body workout for all fitness levels ✓

? Halloween themed exercise stations along with a fun “paint party” theme! Wear a white shirt and help splatter each other with “blood” before the workout!

❤️ Just $5/person. Drop-ins welcome!

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/441212316742633/

Restorative Yoga @ Threads of Yoga
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm
Restorative Yoga @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

This class setting is created to be of support to the nervous system. A reset to the system and the opportunity for deep rest are good for the soul, the body and the mind. We come in to a variety of restorative postures to aid in the dropping of an anxious mind. And to support a stressed physical and emotional body. This class goes well in tandem with any of the our other scheduled classes.

If you have a current or old injury you may also attend this class and you will be supported. Please inform Amy accordingly.

No yoga experience is necessary. Open to all ages and Levels.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Old Port Pub Run @ Meet at Liquid Riot
Oct 24 @ 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

Oct
25
Fri
Beginners Yoga w/ Marcia @ Threads of Yoga
Oct 25 @ 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

Trails in the Valley Run Club @ Lost Valley
Oct 25 @ 5:30 pm
Trails in the Valley Run Club @ Lost Valley

Trails + Food + Drinks.

Run starts every Friday at 5:30pm Grab your trail shoes and meet up for a fun, weekly, running club on the Lost Valley Trails presented by Lamey Wellehan – Mainer’s Shoe Store Since 1914. Join us after your run in and around the base lodge for Lost Valley Brewing Co beers and other favorite beverages, food, live music, lawn games and family-friendly fun.

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/2452248548153896/

Oct
26
Sat
Smashed Pumpkin Half & 5K @ Bow Street
Oct 26 @ 8:00 am
Smashed Pumpkin Half & 5K @ Bow Street

We’re excited to announce the inaugural Smashed Pumpkin Half Marathon & 5K on Saturday October 26th, 2019! Enjoy the crisp fall air while running along the countryside in Freeport, Maine. After a fun filled half marathon and 5K race you’ll finish with a music-filled party in Memorial Park just a couple blocks from L.L.Bean’s Flagship store where all half marathon and 5k participants will receive a finisher’s medal, a 16 oz. can of Shipyard Brewing’s Smashed Pumpkin beer, and tasty pizza!

All participants (21+) will receive one 16 oz. can of the following Shipyard beers:

Smashed Pumpkin beer: 9.0% ABV; coppery orange color. A big-bodied beer with a pleasing aroma of pumpkin and nutmeg. Pale Ale, Wheat, and Light Munich malts combine with the natural tannin in pumpkin and the delicate spiciness of Saphir and Hallertau Hops to balance the sweetness of the fruit.

Smashed Blueberry beer: 9.0% ABV; is a hybrid between a Porter and a Scotch Ale. It has a rich mouthfeel and a full, complex body. Up front, there are notes of coffee and chocolate; beautifully accentuated by the aroma of blueberries. The finish features a delicate balance of sweet fruit and dry hops.

Finder IPA beer: 7% ABV; Finder is the result of our ongoing search for new and innovative ways to brew the most flavorful styles of beer. This mouthwatering New England Style IPA has a creamy mouthfeel. The Citra, Mosaic and El Dorado hops create a drinkable, juicy ale with flavors of grapefruit, orange peel and lemongrass. Finder finishes with a slight bitterness and notes of tropical sweetness.

FMI: runsignup.com/Race/ME/Freeport/SmashedPumpkinHalfMarathon

Vinyasa Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga
Oct 26 @ 8:30 am
Vinyasa Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

The room is heated up to 80 degrees. During summer months, the heat is not on. We work a nature’s heat. This class is great for a good sweat!

Each class is unique and each class targets a peak pose through intelligent sequencing. The class is led with intention as you are properly prepared for the apex of the practice. We work with foundational and primary poses in each practice.

The practice session allows the body to open slowly, not to overload the nervous system, and in exchange, tension, stress, and congestion that has been stored in the muscles and joints now has the opportunity to release. We also work to create strength in the body as we begin to embrace longer holds and include movement. In leaving a class one should have a feeling of stability, strength and a connection to the body.

This class is a dynamic practice. No yoga experience is necessary, as modifications are offered.

Please hydrate properly before the class.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Frightening 5K @ Hybrid Fitness
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Frightening 5K @ Hybrid Fitness

The Frightening 5K walk/run hosted by Hybrid Fitness is set for Saturday, Oct. 27. The annual 5k race event will start with a kid’s race at 8:30 AM. The kid’s race will be 0.25 of a mile. The 5k starting at 9:00 AM is a 3.1-mile race, located at Hybrid Fitness 161 Main Street, Thomaston ME. Registration starts at 7:45 AM. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome!! This 5K is part of the Midcoast Race Series and organized by the local non-profit, One Community Many Voices.

All the funds raised at the Frightening 5K go directly to the 501c3 Non-Profit, One Community Many Voices (www.ocmv.org). OCMV provides gap funding through a model called: The Art of Good Fellowship – Paying it Forward One Neighbor at a Time. The model creates pathways that meet people where they are to resolve a barrier related to employment/skill building, youth aspirations, elderly independent living, transportation, or well-being as quickly as possible. OCMV is currently collaborating with Hospitality House, MCH, AIO, Rockland and Waldoboro Police Departments, Youthlinks, Knox County Community Health Coalition, Trekkers, Pen Bay YMCA, and The Shields Project. OCMV is a place for these agencies to turn to for simple human solutions to barriers when they have no other means to help an individual that meets the criteria.

The 5K race is open to all and costs $25 on race day and $20 for those who pre-register. Preregistration is available online at www.Runsignup.com. Please come dressed in your BEST costumes! We will have prizes!! The prizes will be awarded for the fastest male and female finishers and for the runner who finishes in the middle of the pack. We will also have some costume prizes, too!

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/2478042075604064/

Wicked Weird and Totally Freaky Trick or Treat Trot by the Lake @ Norway Town Office
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am
Wicked Weird and Totally Freaky Trick or Treat Trot by the Lake @ Norway Town Office | Norway | Maine | United States

Ghouls and Goblins will run amuck on All Hallows Eve. Take heed, for you never know what lurks in the deep of Pennessewassee. All those who dare, beware of the wicked weird and totally freaky you might happen to meet. So run fast but not too far for the end is near— The question here is quite clear….will you find a trick or treat this year?

Join The Progress Center on October 26, 2019 at the Norway Town office for the 5th Annual Wicked Weird Treat Trot by the Lake 5k/10k. This all ages and abilities event is sure to be bigger and better and weirder than the last!

10k male and female winners

$100 Prizes for race winners

5k male and female winners

$100 Prizes for race winners

10k male and female in each age divisions:

5k male and female in each age divisions:

Best Costume (group or individual)

$100 given away in prizes

Registration starts at 8:00, the 10k will kick off at 9:00, 5k will kick off 9:15 and the Wicked Walk will start at 9:25am. Join us after the races for entertainment and prizes for the top 5k/10k racers.

For 39 years, The Progress Center has provided supportive services to adults, children and their families living with disabilities. Today, we serve more than 450 adults and children through a wide variety of residential, community support, and case management services that are carefully individualized to help intellectually and/or developmentally disabled individuals maintain and improve their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being. In addition to developmental services, The Progress Center hosts a robust Community Kitchen program. The Community Kitchen endeavors to change the lives of people facing food insecurity, ensure people recovering from hospitalizations get the nutritious meals they need to heal and making food access barrier free.

FMI: runsignup.com/Race/ME/Norway/wickedweird and https://www.facebook.com/events/2617339361638502/

Gentle Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am
Gentle Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

In this class we slow things down. We begin each practice with slow stretching of the body and preparing the body for movement in the form of Vinyasa. We make our transition into fluid movement at a slower pace, then winding down and easing into restorative. Practicing poses from this easeful state will help develop balance, strength, and resiliency and create a nourishing and rejuvenating experience of yoga.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Wicked 5k @ Live Cafe Maine
Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm
Wicked 5k @ Live Cafe Maine | Kennebunkport | Maine | United States

10TH ANNUAL -all new WICKED 5K / 10K has moved to Lower Village Kennebunk.

The 10th Annual Wicked 5K / 10K (the 5K is a run/walk and 10K is a run event) has become the best race in October! Starting and Finishing at LIVE Cafe you’ll get to run along the seacoast.

ENTRY gets you a free event tee, after-party food and 2 beers if you are of age. With Great prizes, give-a-ways and post race food & beverages you are sure to get in the Wicked good spirit.

BEST COSTUME AWARDS for young & old so get your WICKED on…

AWARDS: 1st thru 3rd Place Overall awards for men & women

AGE GROUPS for 5K

Kids – (Boys and Girls 1st -3rd) 7 & Under / 8-10 / 9-12/ 13-15

Adults (Men & Women 1st -3rd) – 16-19 / 20-29 / 30-39 / 40-49 / 50-59 / 60-69 / 70+

AGE GROUPS for 10K

Men & Women – 19-Under / 20-29 / 30-39 / 40-49 / 50-59 / 60-69 / 70+

The WICKED 5K /10K is in conjunction with the WICKED FUN event that is raising funds for the Kennebunk PTA’s PLayground Initiative in order to make “Play” available for all children regardless of their level of mobility. WICKED FUN starts at 10AM so there are all kinds of kids things to do prior to the race.

RACE TIME IS 3PM

Awards and After Party (Wicked party) directly after the race at LIVE Cafe.

wicked5k.weebly.com

Oct
27
Sun
Barre & Beer w/ Aimee @ Island Dog Brewing
Oct 27 @ 11:00 am
Barre & Beer w/ Aimee @ Island Dog Brewing

SELF-CARE SUNDAY!

Join us for Barre exercise & Beer with Aimee!

Barre is a hybrid workout class – combining ballet-inspired moves with elements of Pilates, dance, yoga and posture. Then enjoy a pint of beer as part of your cool down period!

-Bring a yoga mat or large beach towel
-Wear comfortable workout clothes
-Only $15 and includes a pint of beer after your workout
-Payment due on day of the event, via cash, Paypal or Venmo
-Barre Sox will be available for purchase for $15

Barre fuses the very best of pilates, yoga, aerobics, and strength training. You don’t need to worry about dance experience. Barre is for all bodies! Classes include modifications for any fitness level, so you can feel successful while achieving an amazing workout that will lengthen, strengthen and tone your body.

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/2251901361574994/?event_time_id=2251901364908327

Buti + Brews with After Harvest Cider Company @ The Daily Sweat: Yoga + Barre
Oct 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Buti + Brews with After Harvest Cider Company @ The Daily Sweat: Yoga + Barre

Our very own tribe member, Allie, will be doing a special tasting from her family’s orchard and cidery, After Harvest Cider Co. This class will be at the studio and wrap up our month of buti pop ups.

Join us for dance, drums, sweat + delicious cider.

Cost: Drop-ins are $10/free for members.

FMI: www.thedailysweatkennebunk.com/events/buti-brews-with-after-harvest-cider-company

Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series: Double Trouble Wildlands 2 m/6.3 m
Oct 27 @ 11:00 am
Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series: Double Trouble Wildlands 2 m/6.3 m

Six Trail Races through Wild Maine Landscapes

A coalition of six Downeast conservation organizations is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series. Hosted by local non-profit organizations working to conserve Downeast Maine’s natural environment, these unique races take place on community supported nature and wildlife preserves across Downeast Maine from Orland to Baring.

Runners, or walkers, should register for each race separately (see links here) and each race offers various awards and prizes. Runners who wish to compete for Race Series awards must complete races in at least 5 of the 6 events, or 4 races and at least 4 hours of voluntary trail work with one of the hosting organizations (for complete series rules see here). All runners who complete the series will receive a Series Finishers medallion.

All the events also need volunteers so if you’d like to help out clearing trails, or participating in the fun on race day without actually running, please contact the appropriate race organizer on that race’s page.

Race Dates 2019

August 17 – Downeast Lakes Land Trust 5-Miler – Downeast Lakes Land Trust, Grand Lake Stream
Baxter Outdoors and Downeast Lakes Land Trust co-host the Downeast Lakes 5Miler. A 5.1 mile loop, this race starts at 10:00 AM on a remote, motorized vehicle trail, and returns on a single-track hiking trail that winds along the western shore of West Grand Lake.

September 7 – Surry Forest 5K/10K – Blue Hill Heritage Trust, Surry
Blue Hill Heritage Trust hosts a 5k race and a 10k race at their Surry Forest Preserve in Surry. The races begin at 11:00 AM and cover gravel road.

October 5 – Bad Little Trail Run 2.5m/7m – Downeast Coastal Conservancy, Machias
Downeast Coastal Conservancy hosts a 2.5-mile run and a 7-mile run at their Machias River Preserve in Machias. The races begin at 10:00 AM and cover mostly single track trail with stretches along the river.

October 27 – Double Trouble Wildlands 2 m/6.3 m – Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust, Orland
Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust hosts a 2-mile fun run and a 6.1-mile challenge run at their Wildlands Preserve in Orland. The races begin at 11:00 AM and cover dirt road and single track trail.

November 3 – FBC Autumn Trail Race 4m/8m – Frenchman Bay Conservancy, Sullivan
Frenchman Bay Conservancy hosts a 4-mile run and an 8-mile run at their Baker Hill and Long Ledges Preserves and Schoodic Connector Trail in Sullivan. The races begin at 11:00 AM at Sumner Memorial High School and cover single track trail and paved road.

November 10 – Moosehorn Ghost Run 1/2 Marathon & Relay – Friends of Moosehorn NWR, Baring
Friends of Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge and Sunrise Athletic Club host the Moosehorn Ghost Run, a 13.1-mile half-marathon at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge in Baring. Individuals or relay teams of 2 or 3 can participate in the race that begins at 9:00 AM at the Moosehorn Refuge Headquarters and covers car-free wildlife refuge dirt roads.

FMI: www.downeastconservationraces.org

Tweed Ride @ Meet in Monument Square
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm
Tweed Ride @ Meet in Monument Square | Portland | Maine | United States

This year’s annual ride! Dress in old-fashioned duds, ride a classic/retro bike if you have one. Route TBA.

FMI: www.facebook.com

Oct
29
Tue
Back Cove Run @ Edward Payson Park
Oct 29 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
Back Cove Run @ Edward Payson Park  | Portland | Maine | United States

Come on out and join the Runaways Run Club for a free, all levels 3.5 mile group run around the Back Cove Trail in Portland every Tuesday. This is an informal and fun group run, go at whatever pace you’d like, for first placers to first timers! We’re meeting at Payson Park at the parking lot nearest to the trail / Baxter Blvd and we’ll be taking off on the run no later than 6:05am, just FYI. See you there!

FMI: www.facebook.com/runawaysrunclub/

Vinyasa Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga
Oct 29 @ 4:30 pm
Vinyasa Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

The room is heated up to 80 degrees.
During summer months, the heat is not on. We work a nature’s heat.
Each class is unique and each class targets a peak pose through intelligent sequencing. The class is led with intention as you are properly prepared for the apex of the practice. We work with foundational and primary poses in each practice.

The practice session allows the body to open slowly, not to overload the nervous system, and in exchange, tension, stress, and congestion that has been stored in the muscles and joints now has the opportunity to release. We also work to create strength in the body as we begin to embrace longer holds and include movement. In leaving a class one should have a feeling of stability, strength and a connection to the body.

This class is a dynamic practice. No yoga experience is necessary, as modifications are offered.

Please hydrate properly before the class.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Yoga and Cancer class @ New England Cancer Specialists
Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Yoga and Cancer class @ New England Cancer Specialists | Kennebunk | Maine | United States

Yoga and Cancer classes are different from regular yoga classes you would typically find at your local studio. They are even different from classes that are called “gentle” or “restorative.” Yoga and Cancer was specifically designed to provide therapeutic benefits to cancer patients and survivors in a relaxed and supportive environment. Specific movements and postures along with mindful breathing and meditation techniques help manage stress and support the immune system. Yoga and Cancer will help you build strength, improve flexibility and range of motion and support the health of the cardiac and lymphatic systems.

FMI: www.yogaandcancer.org/classes

Spooky Flow @ Samudra Studio
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Spooky Flow @ Samudra Studio | Saco | Maine | United States

Our favorite Samudra Halloween tradition is back! A vinyasa flow in the dark – set to some spooky and inspiring music to get us in the Halloween spirit.

A sensory class to candle light and breath. Fun adornments, Halloween inspired clothing, and costumes encouraged! We’ll provide the glow sticks and the music that will have you dancing while you flow.

We look forward to sharing energy with you! Class passes and memberships will be accepted for this class. $15 drop in.

FMI: https://www.facebook.com/events/524495151718930/

Oct
30
Wed
Portland SWEAT Project @ Various locations around Portland
Oct 30 @ 6:30 am
Portland SWEAT Project @ Various locations around Portland | Portland | Maine | United States

Portland SWEAT Project
FREE OUTDOOR WORKOUT

there is no better way to wake up and say good morning than with a group of strangers who all happen to be in one place because of an early morning workout

WHO? Good People. [age, athletic ability, social status, ethnicity – not applicable] In other words, this is for EVERYONE.

WHAT? FREE outdoor sweat session. Workouts are scalable and FUN. The sweat session will challenge you, the atmosphere will change you.

WHERE? Various locations in Portland (Baxter Boulevard/Back Cove Trail, Eastern Prom, City Hall.). See www.facebook.com/PortlandSweatProject/ for each week’s location

WHEN? Wednesdays at 6:29 AM – Rain or Shine

WHY? Because sometimes we need a reminder to wake up and get moving. It’s your accountability, motivation and reason to get in shape.

All you have to do is lace up your shoes and show up.
See you there.

FMI: www.facebook.com/PortlandSweatProject/

Beginner’s Yoga @ Threads of Yoga
Oct 30 @ 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

Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland
Oct 30 @ 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

Buti Glow @ The Daily Sweat
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Buti Glow @ The Daily Sweat

It’s Buti in the dark, baby! Sport your favorite neon colors and body paints for an unforgettably fun class with us.

Have you read the book Where the Wild Moms Are? Buti is their dance party. Complete with tribal dance, drumming on your mat, sweat dripping down your face and a whole lot of movements that bring love into your body. We’ve done a lot of fitness varieties, but there’s nothing quite like Buti – and although you feel slightly insane while it’s happening, you’re thinking twice as hard about how you never want it to stop.

Cost:Drop-ins are $25/ $5 for members

FMI: www.thedailysweatkennebunk.com/events/buti-glow

Oct
31
Thu
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga @ Threads of Yoga
Oct 31 @ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

The room is heated up to 80 degrees.

Each class is unique and targets a peak pose. The class is led with intention and intelligent sequencing to prepare the body properly for apex of the practice. We work foundational and primary poses in each session. And the root of the teachings is to develop the capacity for self-inquiry. The body becomes the vehicle. The practice session allows the body to open slowly not to overload the nervous system, and in exchange tension, stress and congestion that has been stored in the muscles and joints now has the opportunity to release. Thus creating ease. As we create strength in the body we also begin to embrace stillness and longer holds. In leaving a class one should have a feeling of stability, strength and a connection to the body.

This class is a dynamic practice. Please hydrate properly before the class.

About your instructor: The landscape of Amy Figoli’s teaching is to hold the intention for people to find a way in, to meet the totality of oneself through asana practice, as well as working with the ability to begin to listen to what is arising. Learning to not override the currently pushing language of culture and of our bodies. To hold the space for silence, and listen inquisitively to how the body speaks.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Ladies’ Lifting Night @ Wolfpack Fitness
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ladies' Lifting Night @ Wolfpack Fitness | Auburn | Maine | United States

An outdoor workout (year-round – even in the winter!) at the really cool space at Wolfpack Fitness in Auburn, with views of the pond as you lift cinder blocks, do bear crawls in the dirt, sledgehammer a tire.

All levels welcome – there are plenty of modifications for every exercise to suit where you are.

Fit Maine checked it out: Lift heavy outside: Ladies’ Lifting Night at Wolfpack Fitness in Auburn

DROP-INS WELCOME! A full body workout for all fitness levels for just $5! We regularly have women from 18-60 at every class!

It’s a celebration of the human mind, body, heart, and soul. WolfPack Fitness, where “like a girl” is NOT an insult!

FMI: https://www.facebook.com/WolfPackWorldWide/

Restorative Yoga @ Threads of Yoga
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm
Restorative Yoga @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

This class setting is created to be of support to the nervous system. A reset to the system and the opportunity for deep rest are good for the soul, the body and the mind. We come in to a variety of restorative postures to aid in the dropping of an anxious mind. And to support a stressed physical and emotional body. This class goes well in tandem with any of the our other scheduled classes.

If you have a current or old injury you may also attend this class and you will be supported. Please inform Amy accordingly.

No yoga experience is necessary. Open to all ages and Levels.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Old Port Pub Run @ Meet at Liquid Riot
Oct 31 @ 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

Nov
1
Fri
Beginners Yoga w/ Marcia @ Threads of Yoga
Nov 1 @ 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

Nov
2
Sat
Harvest Your Soul- A Women’s Retreat @ Triple Jump Fitness
Nov 2 all-day
Harvest Your Soul- A Women's Retreat @ Triple Jump Fitness

If you are a woman who is ready to re-energize your healthy, confident and vibrant self join life coach and fitness leader Kim Demado, who will gather with an amazing circle of wellness experts, for a one day enlightening retreat on the awe inspiring Maine coastline.

FMI: www.kimdemado.com/retreat

Vinyasa Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga
Nov 2 @ 8:30 am
Vinyasa Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

The room is heated up to 80 degrees. During summer months, the heat is not on. We work a nature’s heat. This class is great for a good sweat!

Each class is unique and each class targets a peak pose through intelligent sequencing. The class is led with intention as you are properly prepared for the apex of the practice. We work with foundational and primary poses in each practice.

The practice session allows the body to open slowly, not to overload the nervous system, and in exchange, tension, stress, and congestion that has been stored in the muscles and joints now has the opportunity to release. We also work to create strength in the body as we begin to embrace longer holds and include movement. In leaving a class one should have a feeling of stability, strength and a connection to the body.

This class is a dynamic practice. No yoga experience is necessary, as modifications are offered.

Please hydrate properly before the class.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Gentle Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am
Gentle Yoga w/ Amy @ Threads of Yoga | Bridgton | Maine | United States

In this class we slow things down. We begin each practice with slow stretching of the body and preparing the body for movement in the form of Vinyasa. We make our transition into fluid movement at a slower pace, then winding down and easing into restorative. Practicing poses from this easeful state will help develop balance, strength, and resiliency and create a nourishing and rejuvenating experience of yoga.

FMI: threadsofyoga.net

Nov
3
Sun
Try Speedskating @ Family Ice Center
Nov 3 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Try Speedskating @ Family Ice Center | Falmouth | Maine | United States

Got the need for speed?? Maine’s only short track Speedskating Club is offering an opportunity to try this fun, fast and exciting sport.

Ages 8 and up. Kids and adults. Cost is $20 adult and $15 under 18

FMI and to register: gascmaine@gmail.com.

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/382292452468121/

Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series: FBC Autumn Trail Race 4m/8m
Nov 3 @ 11:00 am
Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series: FBC Autumn Trail Race  4m/8m

Six Trail Races through Wild Maine Landscapes

A coalition of six Downeast conservation organizations is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series. Hosted by local non-profit organizations working to conserve Downeast Maine’s natural environment, these unique races take place on community supported nature and wildlife preserves across Downeast Maine from Orland to Baring.

Runners, or walkers, should register for each race separately (see links here) and each race offers various awards and prizes. Runners who wish to compete for Race Series awards must complete races in at least 5 of the 6 events, or 4 races and at least 4 hours of voluntary trail work with one of the hosting organizations (for complete series rules see here). All runners who complete the series will receive a Series Finishers medallion.

All the events also need volunteers so if you’d like to help out clearing trails, or participating in the fun on race day without actually running, please contact the appropriate race organizer on that race’s page.

Race Dates 2019

August 17 – Downeast Lakes Land Trust 5-Miler – Downeast Lakes Land Trust, Grand Lake Stream
Baxter Outdoors and Downeast Lakes Land Trust co-host the Downeast Lakes 5Miler. A 5.1 mile loop, this race starts at 10:00 AM on a remote, motorized vehicle trail, and returns on a single-track hiking trail that winds along the western shore of West Grand Lake.

September 7 – Surry Forest 5K/10K – Blue Hill Heritage Trust, Surry
Blue Hill Heritage Trust hosts a 5k race and a 10k race at their Surry Forest Preserve in Surry. The races begin at 11:00 AM and cover gravel road.

October 5 – Bad Little Trail Run 2.5m/7m – Downeast Coastal Conservancy, Machias
Downeast Coastal Conservancy hosts a 2.5-mile run and a 7-mile run at their Machias River Preserve in Machias. The races begin at 10:00 AM and cover mostly single track trail with stretches along the river.

October 27 – Double Trouble Wildlands 2 m/6.3 m – Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust, Orland
Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust hosts a 2-mile fun run and a 6.1-mile challenge run at their Wildlands Preserve in Orland. The races begin at 11:00 AM and cover dirt road and single track trail.

November 3 – FBC Autumn Trail Race 4m/8m – Frenchman Bay Conservancy, Sullivan
Frenchman Bay Conservancy hosts a 4-mile run and an 8-mile run at their Baker Hill and Long Ledges Preserves and Schoodic Connector Trail in Sullivan. The races begin at 11:00 AM at Sumner Memorial High School and cover single track trail and paved road.

November 10 – Moosehorn Ghost Run 1/2 Marathon & Relay – Friends of Moosehorn NWR, Baring
Friends of Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge and Sunrise Athletic Club host the Moosehorn Ghost Run, a 13.1-mile half-marathon at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge in Baring. Individuals or relay teams of 2 or 3 can participate in the race that begins at 9:00 AM at the Moosehorn Refuge Headquarters and covers car-free wildlife refuge dirt roads.

FMI: www.downeastconservationraces.org

Nov
5
Tue
Back Cove Run @ Edward Payson Park
Nov 5 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
Back Cove Run @ Edward Payson Park  | Portland | Maine | United States

Come on out and join the Runaways Run Club for a free, all levels 3.5 mile group run around the Back Cove Trail in Portland every Tuesday. This is an informal and fun group run, go at whatever pace you’d like, for first placers to first timers! We’re meeting at Payson Park at the parking lot nearest to the trail / Baxter Blvd and we’ll be taking off on the run no later than 6:05am, just FYI. See you there!

FMI: www.facebook.com/runawaysrunclub/