Mar 06 Wednesday
Join in the fun and register your team for a 2024 News & Brews Trivia night!
Check out the brewpubs and the 2024 trivia night schedule below and register a team to play!
Team check-in starts at 5:30pm. Trivia starts at 6:00pm!
*Note that we can’t accept teams with more than 5 players.
2024 News & Brews Tour Schedule:
Mar 16 Saturday
Maine Public is pleased to be a media sponsor of Imani Winds presented by the Collins Center for the Arts. Celebrating over 20 years of music making, Imani Winds has led the evolution of the wind quintet through their dynamic playing, adventurous programming, and imaginative collaborations. The Grammy winning quintet will be performing at the Minsky Recital Hall in Orono on Saturday, March 16th at 3pm.
To take advantage of the Maine Public Member discount, please use the code MPR15
Mar 21 Thursday
An evening melding the spiritual and the scientific in search of truth.
Maine Public is very pleased to be a Media Sponsor for this special talk by the best-selling author of Einstein's Dreams, physicist, MIT professor and social entrepreneur, Dr. Alan Lightman. Lightman was recently the host of the PBS miniseries SEARCHING: Our Quest for Meaning in the Age of Science.
At Freeport Speech, Lightman will explore the questions raised in his books Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine and The Transcendent Brain: Spirituality in the Age of Science. How do complex human experiences, such as feeling connected to nature, feeling part of things larger than us, falling in love, the appreciation of beauty, arise from the material atoms and molecules of our brains?
There will be a book signing following the lecture.
(Enjoy pre-lecture music by Shaina Graff and her ensemble, Shaina's Strings, before the program starts.)
To learn more about Free(port( Speech and this event, visit them at freeportspeech.org.
Maine Public Members receive a 15% ticket discount to this event. Click here to order tickets and use the code MP2024 when ordering.
Feb 29 Thursday
Tai Chi in the Amphitheatre. Join instructor Anna Dembska for tai chi classes by donation for all levels. A portion of the donations collected will benefit the Camden Public Library. For more info and to sign-up, email Anna at email@example.com. Sign-up is highly recommended so that you can be reached if classes are canceled.
All ages are invited to participate in a Winter Hiking Challenge featuring Blue Hill Heritage Trust trails across the Blue Hill Peninsula. Starting on Friday, January 5, there will be a sign posted at nine designated trails and a mystery letter for participants to collect. Hikers will learn about the different trees that can be found around the peninsula, their specific characteristics and how to identify them. Maps for the trails can be found at bluehillheritagetrust.org/trails/.
Pick up a trail checklist card at the library or email Claire at firstname.lastname@example.org to have a PDF sent to you.
Visit all of the following trails:
Parker Point to South Street, Blue HillPenny's Preserve, Blue HillHundred Acre Wood, BrooklinJohn B. Mountain, BrooksvilleWallamatogus, PenobscotCaterpillar Hill, SedgwickBluff Head Trail, SedgwickSnow's Cove, SedgwickSurry Forest, SurryThe challenge ends on Tuesday, March 19, the first day of spring! Once you have completed all nine trails and assembled the letters to form the mystery word, bring the completed card to the library to receive a prize. All kids will receive a prize for completing the hiking challenge and there will be a prize drawing for adults.
This program is co-sponsored by the Blue Hill Library and Blue Hill Heritage Trust. For more information, email Claire at email@example.com.
Mar 01 Friday
Mar 02 Saturday
Mar 03 Sunday
Getting back into a kayak after a capsize might be more difficult than you expect — especially if you’ve never learned how to do it. That’s why it’s so important to learn some techniques that enable you to rescue yourself and fellow paddlers if someone accidentally flips over. Hypothermia sets in quickly on the Maine coast, and even in ideal conditions re-entering a kayak from the water takes skill, experience and, in some cases, special equipment.
This course will give you a chance to learn and practice some of the most tried and true kayak rescues in the warm waters of the pool. Your instructor will do their best to customize the course to meet with each student’s goals and interests. You will be in and out of the water throughout the session, so plan to get wet!
This course will teach you how to roll a kayak — an invaluable safety skill that’s also endlessly fun. We’ll spend most of the time in the water mastering a series of techniques that will lead to an actual attempt at the roll. If you haven’t rolled by the end of the course, you’ll leave knowing what you need to do to get there. This course, which is limited to five students, is taught by Portland Paddle’s most experienced ACA-certified instructors. You may also have an opportunity to work on other kayaking skills, such as bracing, edging and alternative self-rescues. This course is limited to students with previous experience capsizing and reentering a sea kayak.
Mar 04 Monday
Mar 05 Tuesday