Maine Women’s Ride
Sunday, June 10, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Rides begin and end at Discovery Park, L.L.Bean Flagship Store, Freeport
This fundraiser for the Bicycle Coalition of Maine celebrates women who bike. Route options (10, 25, 50 or 62 miles) follow quiet roads with beautiful views of the Maine coast and countryside. There are rest stops, healthy snacks and support vehicles along the way. Back at Discovery Park, you’ll be welcomed with music, lunch and a party! (mainewomensride.com)
Wednesday, June 13, 6–9 p.m.
O’Maine Studios, 54 Danforth St., Portland
Be inspired by Maine Initiatives’ celebration of grassroots, community-based organizations working to advance racial justice and equity in Maine. Tickets are $60 and include heavy hors d’oeuvres from local chefs connected to the grantees and their work. (bit.ly/MIChangemakers18)
Launch! A Maritime Festival
Locations in Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Arundel
Fresh local seafood, nautical history and a variety of events throughout Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Arundel celebrate the community’s rich maritime history—one that continues to this day. Highlights include the Sailors & Sirens 5K, Captain’s Cook-Off, Lobster Bake, Rock the Boat after-party and the River Lights Boat Parade. (Schedule and tickets at gokennebunks.com)
Portland Wine Week
Multiple locations around Portland
From the casual wine lover to the serious oenophile, this week of world-class wine, learning experiences and award-winning food is the way to toast to a beautiful summer. Activities include pairing and performance events, wine dinners, tastings, classes and seminars, special menus and other happenings that feature vino. (Schedule at portlandwineweek.me)
Yoga in the Outfield
Sunday, June 24, 10–11:15 a.m.
Hadlock Field, Portland
Find your zen at a pre-game yoga class on the outfield, then watch the Sea Dogs play the Trenton Thunder at 1 p.m. Bring your own mat and enjoy a yoga experience accessible for all ages and levels. Limited to the first 100 to purchase yoga-and-game tickets ($15 each). Bring a (non-stuffed) toy to donate to the Maine Children’s Cancer Program. (207–879–9500 or seadogs.com)
June 29–July 1
East End School, Portland
Over 45 instructors and 52 workshops, equal 1 soulful weekend. From paddleboard yoga on Casco Bay, aerial yoga and yoga at the Fort to restorative spa yoga, this is a weekend to push your boundaries, reconnect and relax. The festival includes live music, food, a vendor village and health talks. Buy tickets and register for classes in advance before your top choices fill up. (Schedule and tickets at maineyogafest.com)