10 things to do near you December 3


Can’t find something to do this weekend? Don’t yell “Bullshit!” ” just now.

At Spectrum News Maine, we want to be your community connection. Whether you’re a Maine resident or just visiting Maine, there is definitely something to do near you – it’s December in “Vacationland” after all.

Here are 10 events taking place this weekend:

Friday

Áróra: Tales of the Northern Lights
7-8 p.m. at the Versant Power Astronomy Center in Orono
Discover the phenomena of the aurora during an immersive presentation. This cinematic adventure invites spectators to join in the dance of these wonderful lights over the Icelandic landscapes. Find out why they appear and explore the legends of the lights. For tickets and directions to the center, click here.

Cider pairing in the tasting room
2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Portersfield Cider
Taste dry, slightly sparkling, flavor-rich ciders that pair best with local food and good company. Take in the beauty of a Maine winter at the Pownal Farm and Tasting Room, less than 10 minutes from downtown Freeport. Reservations are required, so click here to reserve your spot.

Saturday

Maine Makers Home store event
10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the LLBean Home store in Freeport
Enjoy a unique holiday shopping experience at LLBean Home, located adjacent to Discovery Park. This full-day event features Maine produce, local food, demonstrations, and activities for the whole family. You’re sure to find something special – and local – for everyone on your list. For directions, click here.

Note that other events are taking place at LLBean’s flagship campus throughout the month of December. For a full list of events, visit the store’s website.

Beginner tap dance lessons for adults
10-11 a.m. via Zoom
Always wanted to learn to tap dance? From the comfort of your home, learn the basics in a relaxed setting that is sure to get you moving. Tap dancing and experience are not required for this virtual event, although shoes with leather soles or slick soles are recommended if you do not have tap dancing. Tickets for the live virtual classroom are $ 12. Can’t come on Saturday? Pay for the course and stream it later at your convenience. Register online at Lindy Maine’s website to reserve your spot.

Demonstration day
08h00-12h00 at the Sunday River Resort in Newry
Need new skis? Try out the latest gear from top brands at Sunday River this weekend. To register, you need a valid lift ticket or season pass, a driver’s license, a credit card, and your shoes and equipment. Those who participate in Demo Day will get a $ 50 credit towards any new ski purchase in stock at Sunday River Sports this weekend. For details and directions of the event, click here.

Sunday

Nature Forest Therapy
10 a.m. to noon at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester
Are you looking for a way to de-stress and connect with the natural world? Hughes Kraft, a certified forest therapy guide, partnered with Pineland Farms to share his knowledge and appreciation of the Maine forest on a guided walk. The walk takes two hours, plenty of time to slow down and connect with nature and yourself. Tickets cost $ 20. Prior registration is required for this event. Click here to reserve your place.

Maine Women in the Arts Fine Art and Craft Show
10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, Kennebunk
From paintings to photographs and pottery, a variety of creations will be on display at Maine Women in the Arts. The aim of the fair is to promote local female artists and their work. Original works of art will be on sale, as well as handmade crafts. Face masks are mandatory to attend this free event. For more information on the show, click here.

Author talk: historic taverns and tea rooms in Maine
3 pm-4:30pm at Féile Restaurant and Pub in Wells
Take a trip back in time and explore Maine’s historic taverns and teahouses on this talk with authors Kathy and Bill Kenny. Sponsored by the Historical Society of Wells and Ogunquit, learn about Maine’s rich history and the meeting places where political and societal changes have occurred. Purchase your conference tickets on Eventbrite.

Portland Trumpet Set
3 pm-4:30pm at Meetinghouse Arts in Freeport
As part of the Freeport Sparkle Festival weekend, attend a holiday concert by the Portland Trumpet Ensemble. The group includes players from all walks of life, including lawyers, educators, doctors, and students who come together with a few goals in mind: to play the trumpet and have fun doing it. Buy your tickets on Eventbrite.

Just Milk, DJ and Live Set
4-7 p.m. at Oxbow Blending & Bottling in Portland
Just Milk creates experimental music that mixes electronic and organic elements in a distinctive synth-pop sound. Combining original music with selected works from inspiring producers and singers, Just Milk’s sets are a combination of dark disco and dreamy folk vocals. Dance, relax and have a great time with great beers at Oxbow this weekend. For event details and directions to the brewery, click here.

Not sure if this is your vibe? Listen to the best Just Milk tracks on Spotify – I think you’ll catch a groove.

If you would like to mention an event, email me at [email protected] and we’ll include it in our weekly list.

Are you looking for a holiday event? Discover What’s Rockin ‘Around the Pine Tree State with our list of running events that is sure to put you in mind.

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