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Posted: May 30, 2013

A paddle, a farm dinner, and The Dude: 5 things to do this weekend

Written by: Shannon Bryan

The heat is on. On the street. And on the water, for that matter. We’ve waited a long time for weather like this. So embrace it, because this is your weekend, darnit.

1. Eat here: The Well at Jordan’s Farm, Cape Elizabeth

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The Well at Jordan’s Farm
The Well at Jordan’s Farm is officially opening for the season on Saturday. And they couldn’t have picked a better-weathered weekend. Their meals are prepared from locally sourced food as much as possible and diners can eat at picnic tables out in the open on the farm (those tables are first come, first served). Parties of six or more can reserve a sweet gazebo by calling or emailing: 831-9350 or Their open 5-9 pm Saturday and then all season long!
FMI: The Well at Jordan’s Farm on Facebook

2. Do this: DudeFest 2013

“The Big Lebowski” film still

8 pm Friday |$8 | One Longfellow Square, Portland
There will be a screening of “The Big Lebowski,” that’s a given. But this isn’t your grandma’s film screening. The audience is encouraged to dress in costume (bring your Steve Buscemi eyes) and yell out their favorite lines. Costume contest and White Russians. And half-priced tickets for folks who arrive in bathrobes (but only if tickets are available!).
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3. Do this: Wolfe’s Neck Farm Spring Festival

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Wolfe’s Neck Farm Spring Festival
10 am- 2 pm Saturday | $6/person or $20/family | Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Freeport
Explore the trails and get up close and personal with the animals at Wolfe’s Neck Farm. There will be music, demonstrations, games, and plenty of distractions for the kids, like crafts, a hay pile, and tractors to climb.

4. Do this: Portland Paddle and Fort Gorges clean up

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Portland Paddle and Fort Gorges clean up
11 am Saturday | $20 kayak rental | Leave from East End Beach, Portland
Celebrate Portland Paddle’s opening day, the Maine Island Trail Association, and National Trails Day with a Fort Gorges paddling clean-up. Rent a kayak from Portland Paddle, head out to the fort, and keep Fort Gorges looking good. It’s not called Fort Homely for a reason. The group will return by 2 pm. to register

5. Do this: Maine Women’s Ride

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Maine Women’s Ride
7 am Sunday | $55 adults/$35 youth | L.L. Bean’s Casco Conference Center, Freeport
Ladies? All the ladies. Bike it out. The Maine Women’s Ride has three options: 10, 25, 50, or 70 miles of quiet roads and coastal views. After the ride, look forward to massages, munchies, beer, door prizes and cool apparel and bike-related whatnots.

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