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Weekly Group SUP Paddle @ Portland Paddle
Jun 20 @ 7:00 am
Weekly Group SUP Paddle @ Portland Paddle

We’re bringing back our weekly SUP paddles for our 2019 season! Starting on June 6 our staff will lead an early morning paddle from our site at the East End Beach every Thursday. It’s free to join with your own board or just $15 to rent one from us ($10 off the usual rate).

This weekly gathering is a casual paddle open to anyone with some SUP experience who feels comfortable and confident on a board. This isn’t a guided trip, so everyone is responsible for their own safety and it’s not a good fit for total novices. That said, our staff are happy to share their knowledge of the sport and offer tips and support. The group will stay on the water for about an hour and will pick a destination that fits the conditions and participants.

A note about weather: If we need to cancel a weekly paddle due to weather conditions we will post an update on our Meetup page and on Facebook.

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Bike & Brew Ride @ Maine Beer Co.
Jun 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bike & Brew Ride @ Maine Beer Co.

Join us Thursday nights from May-September as we partner with L.L.Bean for our weekly Bike & Brew rides. The 22- mile route begins and ends at Maine Beer Company, and is a self-supported, moderate skill group ride through the back roads of Freeport, Yarmouth, North Yarmouth, and Pownal. Check in at Maine Beer Company between 4:30-5:15(you will need to fill out 2 waivers-only need to do this once), the ride leaves around 5:15, and is followed by a beer on your return.


Old Port Pub Run @ Meet at Liquid Riot
Jun 20 @ 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


Summer Solstice Hike @ Bald Pate Mountain
Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

June 21, 2019 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Bald Pate Mountain

Join us for the annual Summer Solstice Hike up the Bob Chase Trail at Bald Pate Mountain. Meet at the main parking area off of Rt 107 at 5:00 PM. This annual trek has been a Loon Echo tradition for 20 years. It’s a fun way to welcome summer’s arrival and remember one of Loon Echo’s founders, Bob Chase! Feel free to share music, poems or stories that embody the spirit of the day. Sturdy hiking boots or shoes, water and snacks are always encouraged. Approximately 2 hours. Easy to moderate


Property Pedal Tour: Bike Ride with the Kennebec Valley Bicycle Club @ West Gardiner Elementary School
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am
Property Pedal Tour: Bike Ride with the Kennebec Valley Bicycle Club @ West Gardiner Elementary School

Join the Kennebec Land Trust and Kennebec Valley Bicycle Club for a tour highlighting a number of our most scenic properties in the West Gardiner Area. There will be two options, with shorter and longer distances. Both distances will be no-drop rides suitable for all abilities.

Meet at 9 AM at the West Gardiner Elementary School. There will be two routes, 17 miles or 36 miles.

Please call our office. with any questions 207-377-2848.

For more information visit the KVBC website,
Photo: Jim Merrick

S.A.S. (Slow As S*#t) Running Club @ Eastern Trail
Jun 23 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
S.A.S. (Slow As S*#t) Running Club @ Eastern Trail

Do you run? Do you walk? Do you Run and walk? Well We are S.A.S and we want to run with you!!! Join us at the Pine Point entrance on the Eastern Trail for a 2.5-5 mile run! Free to all.


Wellness & Wine: Barre, Bubbles & Bites @ Solo Italiano
Jun 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wellness & Wine: Barre, Bubbles & Bites @ Solo Italiano

DETAILS: Effervescence and community at Barre & Bubbles. Move, strengthen, and center yourself in this hour-long Barre class with instructor Ellie Lovin followed by bubbles and bites at Solo Italiano.

Inspired by classical ballet, Pilates, yoga and functional movement, Barre enhances your mind-body connection, refines your movement quality and builds strength, balance and grace from the inside out. Open to all movers–no dance or barre class experience necessary. BYO yoga mat and a pair of regular (not grippy) socks.

Let your endorphins flow before the bubbles are poured! Bring a friend or make 29 new ones at a joyful total body barre class around Solo Italiano’s open, light-filled bar between iconic views of Commercial Street and Portland’s working waterfront. Following your class, Crush and Easterly distributors will pour a rewarding flight of sparkling wines—Ortrugo Vivace, Prosecco Superiore, Franciacorte, and Nebbiolo Brut. Chef Paolo and Mercedes will match each pour with an appropriate noontime nibble to further the ride your endorphins will be on!

Elly Lovin has been wearing leg warmers and dancing around the house since 1986. She began her studies in classical ballet at age five and went on to earn a BFA in Dance from the University of Iowa with a focus in ballet, modern dance and performance. She has a 200-hour Vinyasa RYT certification through Frog Lotus Yoga (2008) and has taught yoga, ballet-barre fitness and creative dance to children and adults in Iowa, Taiwan, Chicago, New York City and Portland, Maine. Elly teaches locally at The Rooted Collective, Portland School of Ballet, Casco Bay Movers and Waynflete Schools. She is a Maine Arts Commission Teaching Artist, teaching creative dance residencies in public schools throughout Maine. Elly believes in movement as celebration, not punishment, and that any form of movement practice should serve to deepen the movers’ relationship to themselves and the world around them in a meaningful way.

COST: $45 per person

This event is part of Portland Wine Week taking place in beautiful, coastal Portland, Maine, June 17-23, 2019.


Back Cove Run @ Edward Payson Park
Jun 25 @ 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!