This Valentine’s Day, whether you’re single or not, in love or not, or fond of heart-shaped boxes filled with chocolate or not, let’s make love feel special. There are plenty of events for couples, friends, all the single ladies, and all the dogs and dog lovers, beer lovers, wine lovers, film lovers, and even those who hate love altogether. So pick one.
So we’ve got snow. That fact might not warm your heart, but you know what will? Handmade Valentine’s Day cards from MECA students. Check out Lovapalooza during First Friday Art Walk for all the V-Day-related art your little heart can handle. This weekend is also chock full of sledding, with the U.S. National Toboggan Championships and Snowman Adventure Race. There’s a game day for film fans, BANFF festival for outdoors film fans, and an afternoon of FREE CHOCOLATE. Should I have started with that?
We’re inviting you to say “thank you” to the people who helped you out: The guy who pushed you up the street, the neighbor who shoveled your walkway, the woman who offered to jump your battery. All of them. You might not know their names, but you can still say thanks. Because winter in Maine can be tough, but it’s easier when we’re helping each other out.
Groundhog Day gave us a dose of hard winter reality: Spring is not running to our rescue any time soon. Winter will reign over us for weeks to come! Maybe that information causes physical pain in your body. Maybe you’re a winter lover who likes snow forts and hot chocolate. Or maybe you used to be a winter lover, but then the water on your eyes started to freeze and you decided that winter could just get lost. Tell us:
It’s hard to tell what weekend winter weather is going to look like. Local meteorologists do a fine forecasting job, but in the end, Mother Nature calls the shots. And boy does she like to mess with us. We can’t really blame her: She’s got to pass the time somehow, and it’s hard to make things grow this time of year.
We can’t all be Ironman finishers. Except we can. If we really want to. Or we can just hang out with Ironman finishers and live vicariously through their stories and maybe, just maybe, take a spin class with one.
There’s some amazing stuff happening in just one weekend. First, we’re going to find out that spring is coming 6 weeks early this year. Then, we get to watch that cool show with all the good commercials. There’s a Clydesdale AND a puppy this year. Together! But before all the Ground Hogging and Super Bowling, there’s some ice skating, snow sculpting, a luau, Salsa dancing, and a chance to meet some new people. You can meet new people and watch commercials with them on Sunday!
Whether you’re cheering for the AFC or NFC during Sunday’s Super Bowl (kickoff at 5 pm), you’ll want to do your cheering along with others who love football. Check out some of these viewing options for the big game — just a few of the many going on around southern Maine.