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  • Learn to mountain bike: A free women’s beginner group meets weekly near Portland

    "Mountain biking is challenging and humbling. It’s dirty and buggy, and you will likely end up with bloody legs and bruised hips from falling, but somehow you will love it anyway. It’s addicting." (This has a 2-minute GoPro video of biking through Bradbury Mountain - cool). Read on

  • Summer Shakespeare: Free Bard in Deering Oaks to Romeo & Juliet & Zombies in Stonington

    There's plenty of Shakespeare in Maine this summer, from Kennebunk to Portland to Stonington. Much of it is free and outdoors. Read on

  • Maine International Film Festival opens its eclectic 10-day run on Friday in Waterville

    Nearly two weeks of local, international and vintage films, all lovingly and challengingly curated to please even the most discerning Maine cinephile. Read on

  • 5 dog-friendly summer events in southern Maine

    Do you want to get your paws on the pulse of this summer's dog friendly Maine events? There's something special about wagging your tail for a furry good cause, hanging out with fellow dog-lovers and getting the inside woof from the local dog community. Read on

  • Summer drinks at the biggest patio on the beach: The Brunswick, Old Orchard Beach

    With nearly a 500-person capacity, four separate bar areas and live music every night of the week, the Brunswick is where to find the party Friday and Saturday nights after Memorial Day. Read on

  • Shipyard’s 20th, The Dance Mile, Bastille Day & YogaFest: 11 things to do this weekend

    The Alive at Five concert series kicks of on Thursday, and that's just the start of all the wonderful things to do in Maine this weekend. Dance down the streets of Portland during The Dance Mile, celebrate Shipyard's 20th birthday on Maine State Pier, win a rock-skipping contest, eat Greek in Saco, celebrate Bastille Day and try a new yoga style at this weekend's YogaFest. Read on

  • Ellis Paul, Howie Day & Dave Mallett on one stage during Maine Music Hall of Fame Show

    The Maine Music Awards Hall of Fame Show on Saturday in Portland will feature performances by honorees Ellis Paul, Don McLean, Dave Mallett and Howie Day. Read on

  • Guests chefs join Good Shepherd Food Truck for Flea Bites

    For the four remaining Flea Bites at Portland Flea-For-All, a line-up of restaurant chefs — from Damian Sansonetti to Harding Lee Smith — will volunteer on Maine's only fundraising food truck. Read on

  • Paninis and ice cream near the seaside at Kettle Cove Creamery in Cape Elizabeth

    The food from Kettle Cove Creamery & Café was just as good as the setting. A panini, as compressed as it is, makes a neat and easy-to-handle lunch if you're sitting outside, say, next to the ocean. Read on

  • Dining Guide: 5 noteworthy restaurants in Maine inns

    There's something about a Maine inn that just feels special, especially one that has welcomed travelers for decades. These five inns offer not only gracious accommodations, but first-class dining as well. Read on

  • How to Mix your Moxie: Cocktails for Moxie lovers (and the Moxie curious)

    Brian Emerson's book of 10 Moxie cocktails is held together with two staples and a Moxie optimism that can't be dissuaded by naysayers. Read on

  • Maine YogaFest returns to Portland July 12-13

    Roll out the mats. Maine YogaFest returns to Portland July 12-13. The festival drew over 500 yogis - from novices to the well-practiced - to the East End last year for yoga workshops, meditation and music. Now organizers are adding even more to this year's two-day event. Read on

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