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Events Calendar - 2019

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Children & Families

Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend at Sunday River -- Newry ME

Jan 17, 2020 - Jan 20, 2020 Sunday River Resort, 15 South Ridge Road, Newry, ME

Enjoy winter fun under the lights on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night over the long weekend. Snow tubing tickets are limited and should be reserved in advance for $10 per person, and night skiing tickets are also available. Families also can enjoy ice skating near the slop at the Grand Summit Hotel and visits with Eddy the Yeti, who will be giving out greeting at the South Ridge Lodge.

Food, Wine, Beer

Wine Pairing Dinner at Sugarloaf -- Carrabassett Valley ME

Jan 18, 2020 - Jan 18, 2020 Bullwinkles at Sugarloaf, 5092 Sugarloaf Access Road, Carrabassett Valley, ME

Experience a multi-course mountain-top dinner. Arrive at Bullwinkle's by passenger snow cat. On January 18, Merriam Winery will showcase some of its best wines with an expertly paired dinner. Menu coming soon, reservations required. For guests age 21 and older.

Bar Harbor Winter Beer Fest 2020

Jan 18, 2020 - Jan 18, 2020 Atlantic Brewing Midtown, 52 Cottage Street Bar Harbor, ME

Regional craft beers, food vendors, fire pits to warm up by and roast marshmallows, games like ice bowling and corn hole, music and more. Tickets are available only in advance. Snow date is January 19.

Ice Bar at Portland Harbor Hotel 2020

Jan 23, 2020 - Jan 25, 2020 Portland Harbor Hotel, 468 Fore Street, Portland, ME

At the 2020 Ice Bar you will find beautifully crafted ice bars, ice sculptures, DJ Jon, fire pits, complimentary food and fully stocked bars inside (when it's time to warm your feet). Note that tickets will not be available at the door. This event always sells out!

Flavors of Freeport 2020

Feb 21, 2020 - Feb 21, 2020 Hilton Garden Inn Freeport Downtown, 5 Park Street, Freeport, ME

Throughout the weekend visitors can attend many foodie events from chocolate factory tours and a lobster brunch to free tastings and demonstrations all over town. Two nights of headline include a Fare & Ice on Friday, showcasing sweet and savory bites from Freeport area restaurants, and the Ice Bar on Saturday with a dance party and music by Motor Booty Affair. For guests age 21 and older, Tickets are transferable. No refunds. Both events run regardless of weather.
Friday February 21 Fare + Ice. 5-9 p.m. $30
Saturday February 22
Ice Bar with music by Motor Booty Affair 5-9 p.m. $30

Maine Restaurant Week 2020 -- Statewide ME

Mar 1, 2020 - Mar 12, 2020 Participating restaurants Statewide, ME

Portland is headquarters of Maine Restaurant Week, which showcases outstanding restaurants and great chefs around the state. New this year is a specially priced cocktail and appetizer pairing. Maine Restaurant Week will offer multi-course meals at fixed prices from $25, $35, $45 and $55 per person, depending on the establishment. This year's early sign-ups include BlueFin North Atlantic Seafood in Portland, Hartstone Inn in Camden, MK Kitchen in Gorham, and Nonesuch River Brewing in Scarborough. The Incredible Breakfast Cook-Off on Friday, February 28, at Sea Dog Brewing in South Portland, opens the festivities.


Soup, Bread and Lectures on Wedgewood, Herbalism, Lighthouses, Fashion – York ME

Jan 15, 2020 - Apr 15, 2020 Old York Museum Center, 3 Lindsay Road, York, ME

The 2020 Soup Series opens on January 15 with Adele Ierubino Barnett, historian and collector of Wedgwood pottery. She speaks about Josiah Wedgwood, and his place in history, along with his political and personal sympathies during the period of America's revolution. 6 p.m. Admission is $22. Ticket price includes the lecture and dinner. BYOB or wine. Tickets.
February 12 -- A History of Herbalism in Maine with Hannah Peterson.
March 25 -- Lighthouses of New Hampshire and Southern Maine with Jeremy D'Entremont
April 15 -- From Petticoats to Pockets: Getting Dressed in the 18th Century with Kristel Henry and Hannah Peterson


Fire on the Mountain at Sugarloaf -- Carrabasset Valley ME

Feb 7, 2020 - Feb 9, 2020 Sugarloaf Resort, 5092 Sugarloaf Access Road, Carrabassett Valley, ME

Celebrate the music of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead as performed by some of New England's most talented bands. Event bracelets guarantee access to the nightly shows, but daytime shows are first come, first served. Music will be pumped onto the Beach all weekend!

Outdoor Activities

Winter in the Woods Walk - Freeport ME

Jan 19, 2020 - Jan 19, 2020 Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, 426 Wolf Neck Road. Freeport, ME

Join a guided walk of Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Parkto enjoy and learn how plants and animals survive the cold winter months. Meet at the benches by the second parking lot. Walk is one hour, weather permitting.

Science & Nature

Birding Basics with Maine Audubon -- Falmouth ME

Dec 23, 2019 - Jan 23, 2020 Gilsland Farm, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, ME

This three-part series reviews the basics of birding. Every two weeks, experts will discuss a different topic about birding.
January 14 -- Identifying birds
January 28 -- Finding birds
February 11 - Bird behavior
February 25 Making it Count (eBird intro)

Tree Identification with Maine Audubon -- Holden ME

Jan 18, 2020 - Jan 18, 2020 Fields Pond Audubon Center, 216 Fields Pond Road Holden, ME

Come join Environmental Educator and Forest Ecologist Sophie DeMaio to look at trees a little more closely. We will use ID keys to begin recognizing our favorite trees, even in winter.

Groundhog Eve at Fields Pond With Maine Audubon -- Holden ME

Feb 1, 2020 - Feb 1, 2020 Fields Pond, 216 Fields Pond Road, Holden, ME

It's almost Groundhog Day! Celebrate with treats and discover fascinating facts about woodchucks. Unravel Groundhog Day lore and learn how differently this holiday was celebrated in the old days. Test your knowledge with a Groundhog trivia game. This is a family friendly event.


The Kitchen Table: An Evening to Storytelling -- Rangelely ME

Feb 15, 2020 - Feb 15, 2020 Rangeley Lakeside Theater, 2493 Main Street. Rangeley, ME

Rangeley Friends of the Arts hosts an evening of personal storytelling. this will be an adventure for those wishing to tell their tales and another to those looking to listen to others tell their tales. If you are interested in getting up and letting the world know about that time when you were there in that place doing that thing, please contact Tim Straub at 864-9995, or email him at tstraubster@gmail.com.


“Almost, Maine” – Portland ME

Jan 21, 2020 - Feb 8, 2020 Portland Stage, 25a Forest Avenue, Portland, ME

With its insightful vignettes about love and life in Maine, this play has charmed audiences across the globe after its premiere in 2004.