25th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Fling

25th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Fling

Sunday, April 3, 2011
Holiday Inn by the Bay • Portland, Maine

We hope you can join us on April 3rd to enjoy the finest chocolate delectables from the best restaurants, candy shops, and chefs in Cumberland and York counties!

You may also purchase raffle tickets for some fabulous prize packages that have been generously donated by area businesses.

All Chocolate Lovers' Fling proceeds benefit Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine.

For more information on volunteering, sponsorship or restaurant participation call 1.800.313.9900

Swim For The Lights by Gary Sredzienski on February 26

Saturday, February 26 - a four-mile swim in the icy waters of the Piscataqua River to raise awareness and funds for the preservation of lighthouses.

Beginning in the early afternoon, Gary Sredzienski will swim the following route: Odiorne Point (Rye, NH) to Whaleback Lighthouse (Kittery, ME) to Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse (New Castle, NH) to the Kittery Town Dock at Kittery Point. The water temperature is expected to be about 35 degrees. Gary has been swimming all his life and has done long distance winter swims for charities including Seacoast Hospice, Share Our Strength, and the Krempels Brain Injury Foundation.

Gary is also a well-known musician who performs 1960s surf rock, traditional ethnic, and original accordion compositions with the Portsmouth-based group, the Serfs. Gary also hosts a radio show, "Polka Party," weekly on WUNH-FM in Durham.

January Maine Tweetup at Rivalries on 1/27

January Maine Tweetup at Rivalries on 1/27

This month's Maine Tweetup will be upstairs at Rivalries starting at 6pm on Thursday, 1/27/2011.

Tweetups are real live networking events for people using Twitter, the popular social media platform where users post short messages via their computer or mobile device.

Mainers on Twitter form a vibrant community, sharing their passion on everything from technology to cooking to sports to best methods to kill zombies.

There's no cover charge, but if you'd like to RSVP you can do so on our Facebook page:

You can also get directions to Rivalries (10 Cotton St, Portland) at our page.

Hope to see you there!

Seacoast Ruggers Exhibit Reception & Demonstration

Seacoast Ruggers Exhibit Reception & Demonstration

Date: January 20, 2011 Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM   

Seacoast Ruggers will host a reception for their exhibit which will be on display in the Library through February. Members will also demonstrate rug hooking.


Artisians Invited to apply for Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival

Artisians Invited to apply for Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival

WELLS, MAINE - Application materials are now available for the twenty-fourth Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival, which will be held September 10 and 11, 2011 at the spectacular Wells Reserve at Laudholm on Maine's southwestern coast.

The Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival boasts 100 of New England's finest artists and craftspeople in a beautiful historic setting. Sculpture, pottery, paintings, clothing, jewelry, and photography are among the crafts selected by jury for this prestigious event.

The world of nature is the unifying theme for the festival, though crafts that are not conducive to a nature theme will not automatically be excluded.
Originality, freshness, and display quality are key criteria used by the festival's jury.

Information and applications are available at or by calling 207-646-4521.

QuickBooks Training - Eliot

QuickBooks Training - Beginners

ClassDate: January 12, 2011 Time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Event Description: Everyday transactions: Learn about checks, bills, payments, invoices, credit memo's, deposits, bank reconcile, and more!

Light Breakfast and Lunch provided
Must pre-register for class

Event Location: 11 Sanborn Lane, Eliot, ME 03903
Date/Time Information: January 12, 2011
Contact Information: Sharon Olson - 207-451-9197
send an email
Fees/Admission $250.00

Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands to Hold Winter Family Fun Events

Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands to Hold Winter Family Fun Events

AUGUSTA, Maine – Building on the success of previous years, the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands in coming weeks is sponsoring six exciting days of winter events at state parks around Maine.

During January and February, Maine families and other visitors will be able to enjoy fun, affordable, day-long outdoor activities at some of the most beautiful locales in the state, according to Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands (BPL) officials.

Two major ice-fishing derbies will be held, as will four winter-fun days when families can try out such activities as cross-country skiing, sledding, snow shoeing and dog sled rides. 

“This is the third year of our ‘Take It Outside’ winter events, and we’re hoping for as great a response as we have seen in the past,” Will Harris, BPL director, said.