Things to do this weekend
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    Street sledding, ice bars & big mouths: 5 things to do in Maine this weekend

    There's a chance that winter's wearing on you. There's a chance that one more snowfall could break you - emotionally speaking. But I'm asking you to toughen up, hang on, and show winter who's boss. And the best way to show winter who's boss is to build a sledding hill in the middle of the street (except don't actually do that, because cars and sledding don't mix). In Old Orchard Beach, they're closing down Old Orchard Street and building a sledding hill - IN THE STREET! In Lewiston and Freeport, ice is the center of attention, with ice bars in both towns. For folks who want to stay in, catch a screening of the 2014 Oscar-nominated shorts or a performance of the one-woman show "Big Mouth Thunder Thighs." Read on

    Posted: February 20, 2014
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    Sled races, movie buffs & free chocolate: 9 things to do this weekend

    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? Read on

    Posted: February 5, 2014
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    Salsa, ice skating & the Super Bowl: 6 things to do in maine this weekend

    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! Read on

    Posted: January 30, 2014
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    Dog psychic, whiskey, haggis & SNODEO: 6 things to do this weekend

    Frigid temperatures? P'shaw! When it comes to the weekend, who cares about the thermometer. You're going to get out there and enjoy it, no matter what. That said, it is nice that many of this weekend's events are inside. Find our what your dog is really things about with the "animal communicator" at Planet Dog. Celebration poet Robert Burns with Scotch and haggis during two events on Saturday. And brave the cold for some snowmobiling entertainment (and parades and food and fireworks and other stuff) during Rangeley's annual SNODEO. Read on

    Posted: January 22, 2014
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    Vietnamese New Year & Comedy for Good: 6 things to do this weekend

    So it's not the greatest weekend for snow sports in southern Maine. That said, there'll be plenty of snowboarding going on in a parking lot in South Portland during Long's Board Shop's Rail Jam on Friday. There's also a concert in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., and a storytelling series at SPACE Gallery. And for those wishing to relive New Year, hit the Vietnamese New Year Celebration, with games, dancing, and an evening concert. And Saturday, laugh for a good cause during Laughs for Africa. Read on

    Posted: January 14, 2014
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    Caroling, crafters & Maine Craft Distilling: 6 things to do in Maine this weekend

    This is the last weekend before Christmas, which means the next few days are going to be a flurry of last-minute gift shopping and last-ditch efforts to embrace the spirit of Christmas. If you're already done shopping and have been living high on holiday joy since November, well, more power to you. The rest of us could use some help. There's a fine shopping opp at Portland Flea-for-All's Etsy night, and two caroling events for folks who find holiday spirit is best shared through song. Get in the spirit for drinking spirits at Maine Craft Distilling and revel in classic holiday tunes during the Magic of Christmas. Let's squeeze every mint-flavored drop out of this Christmas. Read on

    Posted: December 13, 2013
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    Twisted Christmas, Bonfires and Boat Parade of Lights: 5 things to do in Maine this weekend

    The man in the red suit is still very much in evidence this weekend: you'll likely see him riding on lobsterboats festooned with holiday lights in Casco Bay and even paddling around SoPo. But holiday fun is not all for the kids. Adults can unwind at Twisted Christmas in Bath and Fire & Ice in Kennebunkport. Read on

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    Santacon, Santa Surf & Sedaris: 8 things to do in Southern Maine this weekend

    The theme this weekend (and perhaps for the next 20 days) is Santa. And while we're used to a Santa who sits in a big chair at the mall all December while kindly pretending to give a hoot about our Christmas wishes, the Santas we'll be seeing this weekend are, well, a more lively sort. Santacon, the annual Santa bar crawl, takes place in Portland on Saturday. And Surfriders is rounding up Santas on surfboards down in Kennebunkport. In Freeport, runners can dress up in holiday garb for a Santa-themed sprint through town. And you're welcome to dress up as the big mad in red for any other weekend activities, like First Friday Art Walk, The Santaland Diaries, and any of the classic holiday festivals happening in towns around Southern Maine. Read on

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    Thanksgiving yoga, tree lighting & making candy canes: 6 things to do in Maine this weekend

    All eyes are on the dinner table. No wonder, Thanksgiving is the most magical meal of the year. In a probably futile effort to stave off the guilt of over-eating, why not burn some calories before dinner by running Portland's Thanksgiving Day 4-miler or attending a benefit yoga class. And after the stuffing cools and the wish bone has been split, what then? How about The Nutcracker, a well-decorated mansion, and making your own candy canes? Read on

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    Hypnosis, holiday homes & frozen turkey hunt: 5 things to do in Maine this weekend

    Need a turkey? This weekend is for you. If you haven't yet acquired your plump bird for next week's holiday dinner, head up to the Frozen Turkey Hunt. Your family could win a frozen turkey, among other prizes. You can also seize the opportunity to poke around other peoples' houses during the Holiday Homes Tour in Portland's West End and gain inspiration for your own holiday decorations. There's also a film series in Brunswick, hypnosis in Freeport, and a play within a play in Portland. Read on