Friday April 25th 2014

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Run for good: 24 charity races in Maine this spring and summer

Run for good: 24 charity races in Maine this spring and summer
April 24, 2014

There are a bajillion charity races this summer in Maine. Pick a cause and there’s a 5K (or 10K or triathlon or marathon) for you. So many that you could literally run a race for a good cause every weekend from now through September.

14 Maine races that put “fun” before “run” – with colors, obstacles and mud

14 Maine races that put “fun” before “run” – with colors, obstacles and mud
April 22, 2014

There’s a litany of upcoming obstacle courses, mud pits, colored powder showers, escaped fugitives and finish-line beers to keep us focused on anything but the fact that we’re actually running.

Maine filmmakers get real with indie drama ‘Beneath the Harvest Sky’

Maine filmmakers get real with indie drama ‘Beneath the Harvest Sky’
April 22, 2014

“Beneath the Harvest Sky,” an already-acclaimed coming-of-age film set in Aroostook County made by Maine filmmakers, will have its U.S. premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival and select theaters in Maine.

Your selfie is a masterpiece: See it at Engine’s next art exhibit in Biddeford

Your selfie is a masterpiece: See it at Engine’s next art exhibit in Biddeford
April 18, 2014

Engine in Biddeford is compiling a bunch of selfies for an art show — yes, you could walk into a Biddeford art gallery and see your own face framed as art. All you have to do is add the hashtag #SELFtheshow to one of your selfies on Instagram (or Twitter or Tumblr) before May 19.

10 Little Black Dresses for under $15, Goodwill’s Little Black Dress event

10 Little Black Dresses for under $15, Goodwill’s Little Black Dress event
April 18, 2014

If any attire deserves a party, it’s the little black dress. So celebrate the LBD during Goodwill’s third annual Little Black Dress Event on Thursday, April 24.

22 grown-up things to learn this spring: clamming, burlesque, archery

22 grown-up things to learn this spring: clamming, burlesque, archery
April 09, 2014

Learning isn’t just for babies. If you find yourself thinking, “I’ve always wanted to ____, but I don’t know how” we’re here to help. Beekeeping? Paddle boarding? How about burlesque? Whatever your dream, there are a lot of cheap classes and workshops in Maine this spring. Here are our top picks:

Arcadia National Bar coming to downtown Portland in June: play video games & drink beer

Arcadia National Bar coming to downtown Portland in June: play video games & drink beer
April 09, 2014

Arcadia National Bar will have about a dozen pinball machines and another dozen arcade games, a 10-stool bar, a grilled cheese menu. The Preble Street “barcade” will finally give you something to *do* when you have to burn 20 minutes downtown.

It’s cleanup time: April Stools Day & Earth Day cleanups

It’s cleanup time: April Stools Day & Earth Day cleanups
April 09, 2014

The spring cleaning is our responsibility. It’s a solid “thank you, ma’am” to Mother Nature (who, blizzards and spring snowfalls aside, is pretty darn good to us).

Back Cove Races offer a cheap 5K every Wednesday night this summer

Back Cove Races offer a cheap 5K every Wednesday night this summer
April 07, 2014

Running is hard and painful, but there’s something motivating about a race. Especially for people like me who think walking down Congress Street is a competition. At $1.33 a race, the Back Cove 5K summer running series is where it’s at.

3 fun things to see at Portland’s First Friday Art Walk – animals, cakes and animals with cakes

3 fun things to see at Portland’s First Friday Art Walk – animals, cakes and animals with cakes
April 03, 2014

Obviously our favorite things here at mainetoday.com are animals and cake. April’s art walk features: animals, cake and animals with cakes. HECK YES.