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Bike riding on the railroad: Rail bikes in Thorndike Wanna run with Joanie? Share your running story Cobb ovens, alpacas and a tree decked in lights: Twilight Dinners at Turkey Hill Farm Get medieval on the water: Stand-up Paddleboard Jousting Spanakopita! Baklava! Gyro! Eat Greek now (and Sat.) during Greek Fest in Portland Complimentary express manicures (and champagne and cupcakes) outside Akari RIGHT NOW Park yourself for MENSK's free Rooftop Film series Yarn bombed: "Knit graffiti" hits Portland overnight SWAPmaine event on Sunday: Because your closet needs refreshing The call of the culvert: Dynamic Dirt Challenge and Upcoming Obstacle Courses It's racing season: Beech Ridge Motor Speedway is open Armed and dangerous: SLAP Superhero Lady Armwrestlers of Portland Need some healing - or some statement jewelry? Arcana opens on Market Street, Portland Because Portland appreciates you: Portland Downtown Worker Appreciation Day Oh, those dirty college kids: Into The Mud Challenge promo in Monument Square Mattress, meet mountain: America's Mattress Race at Shawnee Peak March 24 Toboggan run by winter, extremely painful waterslide by summer: U.S. National Toboggan Championships in Camden Live free, pie hard: National Pie Day Gala Jan. 23 Chairlifts are for sissies: Full Moon Hike at Mt. Abram Christmas wreaths for Christmas redemption: Wreath making with Heather Caron Floral Design O Come, all ye faithful (specifically those willing to wear faux beards and Santa suits): Santacon Portland Be a winner -- in bed! Rolling Slumber Bed Races in Brunswick A battle of the brawn: GruntMatch on the East End Cry me a Sunday River: Pain, injury and awesomeness at the Tough Mountain Challenge Go Fourth and Improper: Round Pond 4th of July Parade Waves of incoming grins: Special Surfer Night in Kennebunk What the Shellfish?!?: A lobster bake on Peaks Island To the lagoon and back: Secret Spaces, Historic Places tour in Biddeford Method behind the mudness: USM's Into the Mud Challenge "Welcome to the Jengle," says Jeff: Board Game Olympics with Portland Roots The wonders of self-meditating: "Just Breathe" meditation series Mattress, meet mountain: America's Mattress Race at Shawnee Peak The spy who IS me: Operation: Mission: The Operation spy game with Portland Roots The feast before the fast: Mardi Gras in Hallowell Got silk?: Trapeze & silks workshop with Apparatus Dance Theater We don't need no stinkin' chairlift: Full Moon Hike at Mt. Abram Who needs clothes?: Pajama Breakfast at JJ's Eatery Too Hunting wild Maine balloons: Archery lesson at Central Maine Archery It's home little gal and do-si-do: Square Dance at Mayo Street Arts Halloween is about the givers: Wicked 5K in Kennebunkport Forbidden fruit? I'll take three dozen: Apple Picking at Libby & Sons The beer at the end of the long 10K tunnel: Trail to Ale 10K Sands through the fleeting summer hourglass: Sandsations Sand Sculpting Contest Portland Whiskypedia: Improve your Scotch whisky cognition at Bull Feeney's Exposed brick(yard): Exploring Brickyard Point with Portland Trails Adventure on sail: Sailing lessons at TEIA Club on Peaks Island It's pretty, even on the inside: Lucky Catch Cruise to Fort Gorges All in a clay's work: Skeet shooting at Varney's Clay Sports Like walking on water (close enough, anyway): Paddleboarding at Cinnamon Rainbows Back in the saddle: Horseback riding at Carousel Horse Farm in Casco A high-heeled sprint: First Annual Stiletto Challenge The alleys of Bayside: Bayside Bowl almost ready to strike Shear curiosity at Good Karma Alpaca Farm Wild on Congress: Ebune, Procession of the Ram More beer for your buck: Third Thursdays with PortlandTaps.com Skim a little off the top: Pond Skimming at Saddleback Stalking local fowl: Learning to bird watch at Gilsland Farm Green streets for St. Patrick's Day: Blarney Days in Bath In winter's absence, we make do with sand Give 'em the axe: Ice climbing in Grafton Notch Toboggan run by winter, extremely painful waterslide by summer: Toboggan National Championships A dog-pulling-human dream fulfilled: Dog sledding at the Mushers Bowl Using your sled: Snowmobiling at New England Outdoor Center Silent sheep, red undies and small fires: The luck-bringers of the New Year It's all downhill from here: Ski lessons at Sunday River Christmas is lobster boats and multicolored bulbs: Boat Parade of Lights Trial and arrow: A lesson in archery Maine Brewers (and the people who love them) Festival The Running of the Bordeaux: Wine Flight 5K It's the most wonderful time of the year: Santacon 2009 Competative eaters, do your 'wurst: Octoberfest at Jimmy the Greeks To have and to hold, for beer or for cash: Wife Carrying Championships Between love and skate: Maine Roller Derby tryouts Board meeting: Surfing lesson at Aquaholics Locked upriver: Kayaking the Songo Register for the beerly 10K: Trail to Ale '09 Nails and cocktails (aka Martinis & Manicures at Jimmy the Greeks) Berried treasure: Blueberry pickin' at Payeur's Love for sail: Portland Schooner Co. Monday Night Series County-sanctioned police chase: 5K Fugitive Run Off to collage: Crafting at Artascope Studios On rooftop of the world: Rooftop Films and a side of beach Scooter? I hardly know her! Scooter touring in Kennebunkport The grass is greener when it's dirt: Lawnmower racing in Saco Out of the rain and drunk on Cosby Row, row, row your boat (Row Portland will teach you how) Go ahead, make my clay: Sporting clays at LL Bean Bike every mountain, avoid any tree: Back Country Excursions Sprint to the drinkable finish: Wine Flight training Beware the Tides of Marsh: Canoeing in Scarborough From clock towers to the tunnel, explore the secret spaces of Biddeford Let the cars go at it: Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Room to improv: A class in improv comedy Stones, soil & slugs: A cleanup on Cow Island Art, bagels and all that jazz: Jazz Breakfast at PMA Open mics are like a box of chocolates Porch looking naked? Add a rondack. Make Mom proud: run the Mother's Day 5K vicariously A tasting room of one's own: Maine Mead Works Two hours of Foreplay, two minutes of action Derby or not Derby: A Saturday track decision DownEast Pride Alliance: A Salted mixer Leave. Work. Now. Guinness. She still looks good, even at 250 It's cleanup time (Winter's swell, but she's so darn dirty) The EpicMan Goes. All. The. Way. Ani DiFranco in the record store. And Record Store Day. The art is on at Ink & Drink A chef with some power tools at Eve's at the Garden Blossoming chefery in the Grill Room kitchen The secret life of beeswax at Wolfe's Neck Farm Rams overtake Congress Street during Ebune: Procession of the Ram 163 miles isn't lunatic. It's EpicMan Throw Sharpies without getting fired: Office Olympics at Jimmy the Greeks Facial hair reigns during Stache Pag '09 A remedy for winter's unsightly aftereffects: Quest for your Best contest Motley Crue's in town - and apparently running through the streets of Portland It's officially St. Patrick's Day. The locals have been ceremoniously dipped Mary's Walk brings do-gooders [and some dark history] out on Main Street Pastie in Portland: A night of Burlesque Voluntary mussel movement: Shampling the shellfish Crazies People in the water at York Beach A costume's worth a pair of Motley Crue tickets Musicians we remember, hair we'd like to forget: Legends of Rock-Offs past Last Stop in Auburn: BYOB and possibly get hooked Snowman Adventure: It's all downhill from here Impressed (and slightly reprimanded) at Port City Music Hall Muffled clapping & screwing shoes: all in a winter day's work Downtown Showdown: A staircase livens the Square On Valentine's Day, a kiss is a kiss at Planet Dog Just for the smelt of it Winter runs (and so do I) Running with Scissors: Highly improv-able A drag queen and a karaoke machine walk into a bar... Wine from honey: What it all meads Annual Ice Bar: It's just cool Cross-country skiing just across town Are you ready for some rock wall? Bowl, Portland! Bowl! Pub crawl? Nonsense! Pub run with the Hash House Harriers Winter Nor'football Lights on the water, a firework in the sky O, the merry! O, the madness! What's the word for when your mind feels absent? Acoustic in Cow Sh*t Corner Here comes Santacon, there goes Santacon Christmas invades: From the rooftops to the inbox A head shot's worth a thousand (not necessarily true) words OK, Christmas. You can come in now. What, me? Afraid of Lobsters? Pshaw! It ain't Christmas 'til the fireman climbs a tree Velvet: good gala, poor posing Velvet's back, sans the porta-potties Overcoming Bangoraphobia NaNoWriMo? I donít want to remember NoMo! The Internet is a gift you give yourself I turned 30 and I have the song to prove it It all started when I quit smoking Must I say "adieu" to the fund-looting fun? Goal chaser or outright failure? Only NaNoWriMo knows for sure It's a dress up weekend. I'm going as a grown up. 30 is a stalking number (or, stop looking at me 30!) Show me your orbs! (says the Wicked Walking Tour guide) Grand Tasting at the Office Gateway: The birth of a bread master Worker Appreciation Day (aka, the coldest day ever) Some love for your labor: Downtown Worker Appreciation Day The Amazing Race (peninsula edition) Brett doesn't live here anymore. Dr. Vinyl either. The light at the end of the huge cardboard tube Roadside Maine: Now that's using your headstone What to expect when you're expecting (to turn 30) Forbidden fruit in the forbidden kitchen Saving Fall, one apple at a time A three year Maine-iversary Portland's competative spirits - er, cocktails Desperately seeking pig: A county fair mystery Acting class: From the stump to stardom Trail to Ale to extreme quad soreness Competitive eating: It ainít pretty The clock reads 11:00 pm, so clearly I'm not old yet Every move you make, I'll be wasping you Surviving Cow Island: A tale of green drinks Welcome to my office. Careful not to fall in the tub. How long would your dead body go unnoticed? That's right. That sweet ride is mine, all mine Because life is lava-lampy Strangers in the woods...and the parking lot Cross-Country Skiing at L.L. Bean Swing Dancing at North Deering Grange Hall Naked Shakespeare at Wine Bar Pub Quiz at Ri-Ra Rafting the Kennebec: The river of truth The Forks: The lesser-known perks Happy Maine-iversary Separation anxiety What kind of art are you driving? So long summer. Welcome back pants. Chips, dip and glimpse of your future Words mean different things when spoken near a porta-potty Roadside Maine: Mmm, lobsers He's the silent type - and I dig that Seen Jesus lately? Me neither. Speeding, evading police and other things not to do while naked Thanksgiving? Thank Sarah Josepha Hale. And Abe.
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