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Dance Classes

With an eclectic mix of courses that run the gamut from quirky to classic and everywhere in between, local dance studios offer Mainers of all ages and abilities the chance to get lost in the rhythm.

Maine Magazine | Trail to Ale 10k | Maine Running

Race Day

Most road races start early in the morning, and the Trail to Ale 10K is no exception. The sky is gray and a light mist clings to the crowd gathering on Portland’s Eastern Promenade. Several runners sprint over from the … Continue reading

Maine Magazine | Maine Coast Taijiquan |Ken Ryan

Master Class

The tidy, shingled barn tucked back off Main Street in South Freeport is newer than most of its neighbors, but easily blends into the classic New England village. With skylights and a tall, windowed cupola, its second floor looks from … Continue reading

Ski Instructors

Skiing and snowboarding may be lifelong passions, but everyone has to start somewhere. At Sugarloaf, a variety of instruction is available, including half-day and full-day programs for kids ages three to 14 and lessons for adults.

Sugarloaf Mountain ski/skate

Open Slopes

Like many Maine children, I learned to ski at an early age. My sisters and I spent many January evenings bundled in oversized 80s-style parkas, snowplowing our way down the slopes of Lost Valley in Auburn on rental skis, in the company … Continue reading

Enjoying the Royal

Communities collaborate to create access to nature and nourishment for the soul.

Live Music Venues

Good live music has an energy and intimacy that can’t be captured through recordings. Thankfully, there are plenty of venues all across Maine to experience those special performances—from restored opera houses to riverfront pavilions to snowmobiling pit stops.

Maine Children’s Books

In a children’s book, stories and art collide to create a visual and literary experience that many of us hold on to throughout our lives. Children and adults remember the characters, plots, and drawings that, in a few short pages, … Continue reading