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  • Use your dirty words: Erotica 101 writing workshop at Nomia

    Authors of erotica have the potential to rake it in. Or at least write one amazing Valentine's Day card. Besides, why should "Fifty Shades of Grey" author E. L. James should be having all the fun? Read on

  • Almost time to jump for joy: Massive trampoline park coming to Portland in October

    Want to jump into a foam pit? How about play the best, most fun basketball game of your life? A big trampoline park is planning on opening in Portland in the next month where all your inner child's wishes will come true. Read on

  • Can’t get your beer here? Brew it yourself with a clone kit from Maine Brewing Supply

    The homebrew shop has started selling clone recipes of world-renowned beers both from Maine and beyond. A sign outside the store urges: "If you can't get 'em, brew 'em!" Read on

  • 6 films to see at this year’s Camden International Film Festival, Sept. 25-28

    The Camden International Film Festival will feature some 80 documentaries - all of which are worth seeing. But here are some favorites from this year's impressive slate, chosen by CIFF founder/executive director Ben Fowlie and managing director Caroline von Kuhn. Read on

  • Inflatable 5K, Trail to Ale, Common Ground & Dirty Dance Party: 8 things to do in Maine this weekend

    Run! Run for beer! Run for giant inflatable obstacles! Portland Trails' Trail to Ale 10K is this weekend, as is the Insane Inflatable 5K, which means you can run for whatever motivates you. Common Ground Fair this weekend, there's a party on a boat (with masks!), and a celebration of Patrick Swayze - including a Dirt Dance Party and screening of "Road House." Read on

  • Get an intuitive reading with your 3-course dinner at Clay Hill Farm

    Clay Hill Farm in Cape Neddick is bringing back New Age Night - a three-course dinner paired with an intuitive reading. The readings are 6 p.m. Mondays Sept. 29, Oct. 6, Oct. 13, Oct. 20 and Oct. 27. Read on

  • Raisa Pelletier – seamstress

    She's a disco dancing, sequin-loving seamstress from Russia. Meet Raisa. Read on

  • The Weeks and Brave Baby rock n’ roll at Port City Music Hall tonight

    Plus Sam Shain & The Scolded Dogs party out on the deck of Portland Lobster Company, SPACE Galley presents a special screening of Nas: Time is Illmatic, Jacob McCurdy hosts a free open mic night at Bull Feeney’s, Jaw Gems jazz things up at Local 188 and much more happening hangs to help you take it to the limit this Tuesday! Read on

  • Get lost in the stalks: Corn Mazes in Maine

    They seem easy, but corn mazes can confound even the most capable problem solvers. Test your sense of direction (and maybe bring a cell phone, just in case) in one of Maine's corn mazes. Read on

  • Have Love, Will Travel – How to make long distance love actually work

    As a self-proclaimed expert in long-distance relationships, I have seen the good, the bad and the unnecessarily complicated in how to make things work. Read on

  • 15 Maine fall and winter races that put ‘fun’ before ‘run’

    Want to be chased by zombies? Want to be a running zombie? This is the list for you. We rounded up the funnest races in Maine this fall and winter. Most of them are 5k. You can do that. Read on

  • Happy Hour: 22 places for deals on drinks in Portland

    "Happy Hour" used to mean a time when sailors on board Navy ships were allowed to fight to let off steam. Now, of course, it's all about kicking back with discounted drinks and relaxing at the end of the work day. Here's a guide to 22 noteworthy Happy Hours in Portland. Read on

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