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Eastern Trail-related events in August 2011

Trail Walk. Join us for a walk on the Eastern Trail on Monday, August 8 at 10 a.m. Meet at the Scarborough Memorial Cemetery parking lot on Old Blue Point Road. FMI, contact Jim Monroe at 207-934-3834 or jmonroe@maine.rr.com. Canceled if raining.

The New England Human Powered Vehicle Rally takes place on Saturday, August 13 at 8:30 a.m., with a ride starting at 10:30 a.m. This 30-mile moderate ride starts out from Roger's Pond, Kennebunk, Maine. Registration is $10.00. FMI, visit the events page at www.wildfirehpv.com.

Trail Walk. Join us for a walk on the Eastern Trail on Monday, August 22 at 10 a.m. Meet at the Scarborough Memorial Cemetery parking lot on Old Blue Point Road. FMI, contact Jim Monroe at 207-934-3834 or jmonroe@maine.rr.com. Canceled if raining.

Win Four Tickets to the MOVETHATBLOCK.com Indy 225 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Win Four Tickets to the MOVETHATBLOCK.com Indy 225 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
MoveThatBlock.com INDY 225 Sunday, August 14, 2011 3:30pm Oval | IZOD IndyCar® Series

“A New Breed of Speed” comes to New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, August 14 for their only New England appearance.

At speeds of 200 mph, some of the most fearless drivers in the world will bring heart-stopping, wheel-to-wheel racing back to New England.

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.

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.

Pratt's Brook Park - A Gem in Yarmouth

Pratt's Brook Park - A Gem in Yarmouth

 

Last week, my team of canine hikers scouted out yet another fantastic locale for woods walking, stream swimming and generalized off-leash adventure!  They give “two paws way UP” to Pratt’s Brook Park in Yarmouth!

 

Located off North Road as you head away from Route One towards Cumberland, this 220-acre tract of preserved land offers over seven miles of walking trails.  The routes are well-marked and there are trail maps and a kiosk with information at the trail head.  The parking area is located well off the main road and has plenty of parking for up to 30 cars.  On the Friday afternoon that we enjoyed the park, we were the only car in the lot.

June Maine Tweetup to Be At the Porthole on 6/23

June Maine Tweetup to Be At the Porthole on 6/23

Are you on Twitter? Have you ever wanted to meet other Maine-based people who use this popular social networking tool IN REAL LIFE!

Then come on down to the Porthole this Thursday night (6/23/2011) for the June Tweetup and put faces to avatars and names to handles. It's a great way to meet, greet and network with other locals.

The event starts at 6pm and goes until 9pm. You don't need to register, but you can on our Facebook page and check out who else has RSVP'd already.

The Porthole is located at 20 Custom House Wharf in Portland, ME. See you there!

 

Gorham is celebrating the 275th anniversary of it's founding through-out the Memorial Day weekend

Gorham is celebrating the 275th anniversary of it's founding through-out the Memorial Day weekend

Gorham is proud to be celebrating the 275th anniversary of it's founding.  The entire weekend will be full of fun, rides, and history tours to take us back to our roots.  The events will take place at the Narragansett school on Main St. Memorial Day weekend, May 27- 30. 

The amusement rides open at 4:00 pm Friday evening along witth music by Fiddle Jam and the Don Roy Trio.  The founders festival officially kicks off at 9:00 am Saturday with an opening ceremony were a descendent of Gorham's first settler, John Phinney will be recognized as the festival's honoree.  Capt.