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8th Annual Maine Lighthouse Ride

8th Annual Maine Lighthouse Ride

 

Maine Lighthouse Ride

Hosted by the Eastern Trail Alliance  

Maine Lighthouse Ride

Hosted by the Eastern Trail Alliance

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Southern Maine Community College

South Portland

 

Bicycling options and start times:

Century (100-mile). 7:30 A.M. (See all 9 lighthouses.)

62-mile (metric century). 8:00 A.M. (8 lighthouses visible)

40-mile. 8:30 A.M. (8 lighthouses visible)

25-mile. 9:00 A.M.

5th annual Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival August 20, 2011 5th Annual

5th annual Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival  August 20, 2011 5th Annual

August 20, 2011 5th Annual
The 5th annual Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival takes place on the sidewalks of Maine Street and on the adjacent town Mall on August 20 from 9-5.  Thousands of visitors will take advantage of the sunshine and the wonderful atmosphere on this special day in town.  Beginning with only 39 artists, the event has expanded in scope every year and has had a greater audience, each year.

Designed to celebrate and foster an appreciation of the arts and to showcase Brunswick as a wonderful cultural destination, there are more than 90 juried artists and artisans featuring painting, sculpture, mixed media, graphics and drawing, photography and fine crafts.


This year we have over

TOPSHAM FAIR August 9th-August 14th

TOPSHAM FAIR August 9th-August 14th

http://www.topshamfair.net/

 
• One of the oldest Agricultural Fairs in Maine, established in 1854.
• New dates this year (used to run Sunday through Saturday) this year moving to
Tuesday August 9th through Sunday 14th.
• Free admission harness racing only days Sunday August 7th and Monday August
8th.
• New rates this year $10 admission for everyone includes limitless rides.
• Rides by Rockwell Amusements
• Senior Day is Tuesday August 9th, 63 and over admission is $3.00
• Agricultural events: Draft horse pulling, Ox and steer pulling, harness racing, pig
scrambles for 5, 6, 7, and 8 yr olds- everyone gets a chance to chase a pig.
• Big Entertainment: AWA Wrestling Tues. night. Demolition Derby Weds. night,
Twyce Shy Thurs. night, Redneck Truck Pull Friday night, Demolition Derby Sat.
night followed by fireworks, Imperial Stunt Drivers Sun.

Exploring Casco Bay by Kayak

Exploring Casco Bay by Kayak

I've been a Mainer all my life and had never explored Casco Bay quite like this.  I have to admit Kayaking was the way to go...

Whether you're a tourist or lived in Maine all you life, I highly recommend a tour with Maine Island Kayak Company.

Who ever thought you could actually explore in the famous Fort Gorges!

http://www.maineislandkayak.com/

70 Luther Street, Peaks Island, ME 04108

207.766.2373

info@maineislandkayak.com

The Weather's Cool...How About a Mountain Hike with your Dog?

The Weather's Cool...How About a Mountain Hike with your Dog?

Here's an idea for Saturday or Sunday with your canine companion(s):  Head over to Scratch Bakery in Willard Square in South Portland really early and grab a couple of fresh, hot-from-the-oven bagels and maybe a homemade dog biscuit or two for your buddies and then hit the road!  Your destination couldn't be sweeter, and the early morning drive down Route 302 from Portland to Fryeburg will be smooth sailing at that time of day.  Pleasant Mountain via the Fire Warden's Trail will become a regular hiking route after just one try, I promise you!  This hike has everything you could hope for -- clean, cold water bubbling into gorgeous stone pools at the base of some lovely waterfalls; a mix of logging roads, gravel trails and rocky terrain as you head toward the summit; delightful flora and wildlife and the songs of a variety of birds on the breeze; and best of all, amazing views of the Sebago Lake Region and White Mountain National Forest at the summit.

Artist John Swan's work on display at St Joseph's Rehabilitation and Residence-Portland 7/12 4-6p

Artist John Swan's work on display at St Joseph's Rehabilitation and Residence-Portland    7/12 4-6p

Renowned Portland artist John Swan's works are usually on display in galleries in various parts of the world.