“Winter Carnival 2020,” Highland Lake Beach, Bridgton
Feb. 14, Friday, 4:30pm, “Ham and Bean Supper,” the menu, featuring homemade pies, will include ham, beans, coleslaw, rolls and beverages. Bring your friends to this traditional New England supper and celebrate with great food, conversation and fellowship, $10, First Universalist Church Concert Hall, 479 Main Street, Norway. FMI: www.facebook.com/NorwayUUChurch/?rf=389635914576709.
Feb. 14, Friday, 5:30-7pm, “Date Night,” there is no finer way to start a Valentine’s Day date night than at Valentine Farm. Join Mahoosuc Land Trust at 5:30 pm for walk (or snowshoe!) along the east loop trail (approximately 1/2mile) glowing with luminaries. Start the walk with a hearty soup or chili and then enjoy sweet and savory homemade treats at several stops along the trail. End the night at a bonfire with warm drinks and the Smith’s famous handmade donuts! Special appearances by Eddie and Betty the Yetis will also happen. A great time for couples, families and singles, $15/per individual, $25/per couple, $5/per child, free/under 5, Valentine Farm, 162 North Road, Bethel. FMI: 207-824-3806, mahoosuc.org.
Feb. 15, Saturday, all day events starting at 9am, “Maine Lakes Winter Carnival,” events include, Ice Bar, Fireworks, Kids Fishing derby, Horse & Carriage rides, Food Trucks, Kids activities, Freezing for a Reason and more, Highland Lake Beach, Bridgton. FMI: mainelakeswintercarnival.com/.
Feb. 15, Saturday, 10am, “Music & Muffins with Pretty Girls Sing Soprano,” Ingrid Ayer-Richardson, Susan Mathews and Deana Gurney are top-notch performers known for their tight, clever and original harmonies. They delve into a variety of acoustic and a cappella styles, including bluegrass, folk, traditional, country, and rock and roll, free, Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main Street, Cumberland. FMI: 207-829-2215, princememorial.org.
Feb. 15, Saturday, 10am-1pm, “Norway Snowshoe Festival,” grab your snowshoes and hit the trails of Roberts Farm for our annual snowshoe festival! This year we are kicking off the celebration with a snowshoe race. We have distances for all ages and abilities — a 2K for those who prefer their races to be short and sweet, a 5K for those who want a bit of a challenge, and a 10K course for those who want to push themselves. Register online via RunSignup or onsite. Adult entry costs $10 and youth is $5 if purchased online. Prices are $15 and $05 on the day of the race. Other events include: Snowshoe parade (11:30-12:30) with prizes for most historic, most creative, youngest, and oldest. Family snowshoe games (12:30-2:00) 3 legged race, 100 yard dash, musical chairs, egg and spoon, pulk-pull, tug-o-war, and the snowshoe “whatever” carry with various weight classes (youth, 30- 100 pounds, and over 100 pounds), Roberts Farm Preserve, 64 Roberts Road, Norway. FMI: 207-739-2124, wfltmaine.org.
Feb. 15, Saturday, 4-7pm, “Indoor Insanity 5K and Kids Run,” get out of the cold and head indoors, where there is no ice underfoot, no frigid gusts in your face, and no snow overhead. Who knew running in circles was so much fun? Music, comaraderie, and running! Walkers welcome. Indoor Insanity 5K is a fundraiser to prevent lung cancer through installation of radon mitigation systems in low-income Maine households, $30, free/kids, Field House, USM Gorham Campus, 37 College Avenue, Gorham. FMI: 207-626-8115, engineeringme.com.
Sept. 15, Saturday, 8pm, “Shemekia Copeland,” Rolling Stone says, “Copeland is a powerhouse, a superstar…she can do no wrong”. Her instantly recognizable voice-capable of being sultry, assertive and roaring-delivers every song with unparalleled honesty and passion. Her wide-open vision of contemporary Americana roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist, $45pp + 5 handling fee, credit cards not accepted on site for food or beverage, lobby and bar open at 5pm, dinner available before show (seating starting at at 6pm) reservation needed, Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road, Brownfield. FMI: 207-935-7292, www.stonemountainartscenter.com.