• Events Calendar

    Friday Jan 24, 2020 - Monday Jan 27, 2020
    Since 2006 Maine Adaptive has hosted a four-day winter sports retreat at Sunday River Ski Resort in late January / early February. All veterans and active duty personnel with disabilities and their immediate families are welcome at no cost. Lodging, meals, activities and accommodations are provided free of charge throughout the four-day event, and participants are free to choose activities based on their own interests and energy levels throughout the weekend. While we can also help with local transportation between program sites and to/from the Portland Jetport and Transportation Center (bus and train), all travel to/from Maine is the responsibility and at the expense of the participant. The list of activities includes: Welcome Dinner Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding Nordic Skiing & Snowshoeing Adaptive Basketball Evening Entertainment ... read more
    Categories: Outdoor Recreation & Sports
    Monday Jan 27, 2020
    Join us this weekend for movies at The Gem! This weekend we're screening: Jojo Rabbit [PG:13] 1:00, **3:45, *7:00 (*NO Saturday 7:00 show, **NO Sunday 3:45 show.) Dolittle [PG] 1:30, 4:00, 6:45 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood [PG] 1:15, 4:15, 7:15 ... read more
    Categories: Festivals & Special Events, Arts, Culture, & History, Kids & Families, Business Networking, Workshops & Continuing Education, Community, Music & Concerts
    Wednesday Jan 29, 2020
    Come and enjoy a great meal with other members of the community! All are welcome~never a charge! ... read more
    Categories: Kids & Families, Community, Foodie Special Events
    Saturday Feb 1, 2020
    Head to The Gem anytime now to pick out your favorite one-of-a-kind, wheel-thrown beer mug made by local potter, Woody Hughes! The mug comes with a ticket to Beer?s On, a beer tasting & live music fundraising event for Bethel Area Arts & Music (BAAM) held at The Gem on Feb. 1st. Bring your mug and ticket to the event and sample 5 delicious Maine craft brews. Fill your mug to the top with your favorite of the five. Enjoy it while listening to great live music! Thank you, Woody, for donating your time and mugs to this event at The Gem! 6pm Beer Tasting 7 to 8pm Mike O?Hehir 8:30-10pm Sibylline Mug & Ticket $75 (or two for $125). All mug owners will also receive $1 of beer at The Gem for 1 whole year. 100% of all funds raised will be put toward future BAAM programming at The Gem! Thank you to event sponsors: White Mountain Cannabis, Green House Farms, Northern Roots Grow Supply, Black Bear Energy ... read more
    Categories: Arts, Culture, & History, Community, Music & Concerts, Foodie Special Events
    Sunday Feb 2, 2020
    We're super psyched to bring back Snowmaggedon this winter--and even more psyched to be part of the Maine Winter Fat Bike Series! We'll still have great course offerings, fabulous prizes, and a fantastic beer & lasagna lunch...but you'll also be able to compete in five other races across the state, should you accept the challenge. Two lengths/times are offered: Women's and Men's A race will take about two hours, and be roughly between 12-16 miles. Women's, Men's B and youth race will take about one hour and be roughly between 6-8 miles. Note: mileage and course will be dependent on conditions. We want to put on a great race, and will do everything we can to make that happen. No one wants a slogfest, so choose your preferred time, rather than distance. Don't want to ride more than an hour? No problem! Choose the B race. Two hours sound about right? The A race is for you. We have a fantastic singletrack fat bike system that crosses Nordic trails from time to time. The course will be planned around these trails but may include the wide Nordic trails as well. Everything is subject to change due to conditions. Find out more and sign up at BikeReg ... read more
    Categories: Festivals & Special Events, Outdoor Recreation & Sports, Health & Fitness
    Wednesday Feb 5, 2020
    Everyone is invited to the first ever CORE, Tea & Teach. On February 5th from 4-5 pm come and learn about Adobe Spark. This event will be held in lieu of a February Coffee Chat but will feature a similar presentation style and yes, we will have tea. ... read more
    Categories: Workshops & Continuing Education
    Friday Feb 7, 2020
    Mahoosuc Land Trust's fledgling bird program is growing. If you are interested in birds ? walks, movies, field trips, lectures, either as a beginner or experienced ? we need your input on what types of things you would like to see us add to our program in 2020. Please join us to create the calendar of events for 2020 and discuss other opportunities to grow the birding community. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP by calling (207)824-3806 or email barbara@mahoosuc.org.. ... read more
    Categories: Outdoor Recreation & Sports
    Saturday Feb 8, 2020
    Want to learn how to Telemark ski? The Sunday River SnowSports School will be hosting two free lessons at 10 AM and 1 PM. Show up to their Demo tent on February 8 and take a Telemark skiing lesson with our professional instructors! Telemarkdown, a retailer of Telemark Skiing gear and other skiing and equipment, comes to Sunday River as part of its Demo Tour. Demo skis will be set up at the South Ridge Base Area, just uphill from the base of the Chondola. The Freeheeler Demo Tour will bring Telemarkdown's latest telemark gear from brands Crispi, 22 Designs, Meidjo, Bishop, Rottefella, Liberty skis, Rossignol, Atomic, The Pariah Telemark ski, and lots more. Best of all, this is a free event! ... read more
    Categories: Festivals & Special Events, Kids & Families, Community, Outdoor Recreation & Sports, Health & Fitness, Resort Events, Shopping
    Saturday Feb 8, 2020
    Learn to identify birds in your yard and western Maine. This class will take some of the mystery out of identifying birds by demonstrating simple tips, techniques, and tools used by experienced birders. The class is perfect for beginners as well as those with some bird watching experience. Lead by James Reddoch, author of the Bethel Citizen?s weekly article Mahoosuc Bird Notes. Space is limited, reserve by calling (207)824-3806. ... read more
    Categories: Outdoor Recreation & Sports
    Saturday Feb 8, 2020
    This annual Nordic ski favorite with the Bethel Outing Club features two lengths: 20km and 10km, as well as a 2.5km youth race. The 20km race is part of the Zak and Club Cup Series. Locally-made awards, a fantastic lasagna lunch, and demo equipment from Fischer Skis. ... read more
    Categories: Kids & Families, Outdoor Recreation & Sports, Health & Fitness
    Saturday Feb 8, 2020
    Choose your adventure! To celebrate the completion of the McCoy-Chapman Forest acquisition, join us for 2 snowshoe hikes and one great bonfire. Option 1 5:00 - Paul Handlen, storyteller extraordinaire, will lead a hike up to the overlook for a great view of the moon. Total length of hike - 2 miles with some steep sections. Option 2 6:30 - Join Kirk Siegel for a gentle walk on the new Esker Loop. Total length of walk - 1 mile, flat, easy terrain 7:30 - Bonfire for all in the field along the river. Cocoa and desserts. Please bring fully charged headlamps and snowshoes. Snowshoes for anyone in need are available thanks to True North Adventureware at 196 Walkers Mills Rd, Bethel. A limited number of snowshoes will also be available at the start of the hikes. Meet at Valentine Farm parking lot (162 North Road, Bethel), 20 minutes before the start of the hike/walk. Please RSVP by emailing Barbara, barbara@mahoosuc.org. ... read more
    Categories: Outdoor Recreation & Sports
    Sunday Feb 9, 2020 - Wednesday Feb 12, 2020
    NEVI*Fest is an annual specialty camp put on by Maine Adaptive and held each February at Sugarloaf Ski Resort. This multi-day camp provides on-snow lessons from beginners to advanced skiers and snowboarders that have a visual impairment. The days are filled with a variety of social activities as well to create lasting memories and friendships. In addition, family and friends have an opportunity to learn how to become guides for visually impaired skiers and snowboarders. For more information about attending or volunteering, contact us at info@maineadaptive.org or (800) 639-7770. ... read more
    Categories: Outdoor Recreation & Sports
    Sunday Feb 9, 2020
    Whether you enjoy snowmobiles, good food, good fellowship or all three, come on and join us for what always promises to be a great time. The Ride-In is a fun opportunity for people to enjoy a great snowmobile ride into the woods surrounding our New Hope Residential Home, an opportunity to come out of the cold for a warm drink of hot chocolate, hot coffee or other beverages, have a plate of Vito Gaccetta?s great hot sausages steeped in peppers and onions, a warm plate of chop suey, hot dogs, salads, cookies and so much more. And, more importantly, it?s an opportunity to catch up with old friends who have been supporting the Ride-In for the last 44 years. Ride-In Raffle Tickets are available at the Hope Association?s Central Office, the What Not Shop and from all Hope Association employees. Tickets are $1.00 each or a book of 6 for $5.00. Tickets are drawn at the Ride-In with a $200.00 Cash First Prize, $100.00 Cash Second Prize, $25.00 Cash Third Prize and several other wonderful prizes. The Ride-In began in 1975 with the goal of raising funds to help build the Association?s first residential home to support adults with Developmental Disabilities - Horizons Unlimited and to purchase the first Activity Center on Waldo Street. Over the years, thanks to the generous and ongoing support from all of the Western Maine communities, the Ride-In generated funds to help build 4 additional residential homes, expand the day programs, purchase special lift equipped vans and so many more services to support individuals with disabilities. All of the Association?s opportunities to provide services can be directly tied back to the generous supports that we?ve received from our community. If you?re struggling with cabin fever or just like getting out for a fun day, the Ride-In is free to attend and is just one of the many ways we get to say thank you to our community and to the snowmobile clubs for your ongoing support. The Ride-In is open to the public. We have side by side snow machines and passenger sleds to assist individuals with disabilities. For more information, please don?t hesitate to call Fawn at 364-4561. ... read more
    Categories: Kids & Families, Community, Outdoor Recreation & Sports
    Sunday Feb 9, 2020
    Are you interested in setting up a small backyard sugarbush at home? Looking for tips to improve your current setup? MOFGA announces a home maple sugaring workshop to answer these questions and more. Led by the wonderful folks at Sap Hound Maple Company, we'll learn how to identify different kinds of maples and about basic tree physiology and other key factors that enable sap production. Participants will get hands-on lessons on how to properly tap trees, supplies needed and the process of turning sap into syrup. Learn what makes Sap Hound Maple a MOFGA-certified organic operation. Please bring a bag lunch and wear gear appropriate for walking and standing outside. We encourage snowshoes. ... read more
    Categories: Workshops & Continuing Education, Foodie Special Events
    Wednesday Feb 12, 2020
    Join students at The Eddy School in learning activities, allowing you to get a feel for what life at The Eddy School is all about. This is not just for families interested in enrolling, but for all community members. The Eddy School enjoys participating in a variety of community events; once you see what we do, you may be inspired to work with us! Drop in any time between 12:30-2:00pm. ... read more
    Categories: Arts, Culture, & History, Kids & Families, Business Networking, Community
    Wednesday Feb 12, 2020
    Considering The Eddy School for your child? Interested in learning what the educational program is? Come visit with current and past families and get the word from those in the trenches. What makes this the best place for their child? What are the challenges? ?All are welcomed! ... read more
    Categories: Arts, Culture, & History, Kids & Families, Community
    Thursday Feb 13, 2020
    In this free Cash Flow workshop, you will learn how to prepare detailed financial projections, cash flow reports, and startup cost projections. These projections are crucial in creating a business plan. ... read more
    Categories: Business Networking, Workshops & Continuing Education
    Friday Feb 14, 2020 - Sunday Feb 23, 2020
    Presidents Weekend and vacation week at Sunday River mean snow you can count on, tons of skiing and enough going on to keep everyone happy. From on-snow fun to off-slope activities, you won't want to miss February break in the mountains. Ready to make your plans? Between February 16 and 20, 2020, a three-night minimum stay is required in the Grand Summit and Jordan Hotels. A two-night minimum is required at the Snow Cap Inn. Snag your lift tickets and lodging early to save. To see Presidents Week schedule details from 2019 click here. Schedule of Presidents Week 2020 coming soon... ... read more
    Categories: Festivals & Special Events, Arts, Culture, & History, Kids & Families, Community, Outdoor Recreation & Sports, Music & Concerts, Resort Events, Shopping
    Friday Feb 14, 2020
    Chocolate! Get complimentary chocolate with a trail pass. ... read more
    Categories: Festivals & Special Events, Kids & Families, Outdoor Recreation & Sports
    Saturday Feb 15, 2020 - Sunday Feb 16, 2020
    Jam at The Gem with Bearly Dead! 18+ event, 21+ to drink. $15 Advanced Ticket / $20 At the Door Steam Mill Brew on tap, liquor, wine, beer and other concessions available! Bearly Dead is an all-star cast of players with deep roots in the New England jam & festival scene. While the band plays all of The Grateful Dead classics, they also dive into an extended catalog, which may include any song that any member of the Dead ever performed. With over 230 songs in rotation and new material being added all the time, Bearly Dead performs wildly different set lists every night and ensures that each show is a unique experience. With no designated “Jerry” or “Bobby”, this band is able to breathe new life into songs with their fresh, high-energy approach to them. Bearly Dead is a setlist-nerd’s dream!!! ... read more
    Categories: Festivals & Special Events, Arts, Culture, & History, Music & Concerts
    Sunday Feb 16, 2020
    Join us at The Gem on Sunday, February 16th, at 4pm for Verdi's Rigoletto on the Lake. The Italian opera will have English subtitles. Giuseppe Verdi?s masterwork ? compelling, blood-curdling and beautiful ? is being performed for the first time on the breathtaking water stage of Lake Constance, Bregenz. One of Verdi?s most popular works, Rigoletto is an unforgettable tale of a sacrifice and revenge; of a father?s rage and a daughter?s shame. It features several of opera?s best-known arias-including Rigoletto?s passionate denouncement ?Cortigiani, vil razza dannata,? Gilda?s dreamy ?Caro nome? and the Duke?s instantly recognizable ?La donna e` mobile.? Rigoletto was first performed in 1851 and is the first of the extraordinary ?middle-period? trio of Verdi masterpieces that also includes La Traviata and Il Trovatore. Directed and designed by Philipp Sto¨lzl, this timeless tragedy will delight audiences with a powerhouse combination of entertainment and emotional intensity from the spectacular shore of Lake Constance, Bregenz. Please Note: Rigoletto on the Lake contains a sequence of flashing lights, which might affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitivity. Tickets are $15, Gem Member Tickets are $13, all event profits will go to furthering Bethel Area Arts & Music (BAAM) programming at The Gem. ... read more
    Categories: Arts, Culture, & History, Community, Music & Concerts
    Wednesday Feb 19, 2020
    Open House Events offer interested students and their families a great opportunity to visit the Gould campus, meet faculty and students, and learn more about our community. While you’re here, you’ll meet and see the many people, programs, and places that make up the Gould Academy experience. ... read more
    Categories: Kids & Families, Community, Outdoor Recreation & Sports
    Thursday Feb 20, 2020
    Richard Blanco and ten Maine poets read their contributions to the book: A Dangerous New World: Maine Voices on the Climate Crisis. ... read more
    Categories: Arts, Culture, & History
    Sunday Feb 23, 2020
    New England Women's XC Ski Day was started in 2002 by former Olympian Trina Hosmer of Stowe, VT. Trina was inspired by her ''sisters in skiing'' in Anchorage, Alaska, who started the Alaska Ski for Women in 1997. Like the Alaskans' original event, Women's XC Ski Day chooses a non-profit women's organization to benefit, and gathers as many women as it can for a day of skiing which includes a lunch and a raffle. The highlight of the day is learn-to-ski clinics with female instructors; the emphasis being on relaxed, fun learning with other women. Trina hopes that Women's Ski Day helps bring more women together for this wonderful sport and lifestyle. ... read more
    Categories: Outdoor Recreation & Sports, Health & Fitness, Resort Events
    Thursday Feb 27, 2020
    In this free Cash Flow workshop, you will learn how to prepare detailed financial projections, cash flow reports, and startup cost projections. These projections are crucial in creating a business plan. ... read more
    Categories: Business Networking, Workshops & Continuing Education
    Wednesday Mar 4, 2020 - Sunday Mar 8, 2020
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    Categories: Outdoor Recreation & Sports
    Saturday Mar 21, 2020
    $20 gets you a trail pass, a local grass-fed beef burger from Middle Intervale Farm, a homemade brownie, and a fatbike demo! Come try out fatbiking on our trails! Touring & backcountry skis and snowshoe rentals available for an additional fee. 9 am - 2 pm Touring & backcountry skis, snowshoes and (longer use) fatbike rentals available for an additional fee. ... read more
    Categories: Community, Outdoor Recreation & Sports, Foodie Special Events