Things to do in Maine This Weekend 1/21 & 1/22

The Maine Writer

TGIF! If you are interested in getting out of the house this weekend or need something to do with the kids, you have come to the right place. This weekend there are some fun and family-friendly events, including curling, a Chinese New Year parade, and a fire and ice event in Old Town, which will raise money for local heating assistance. Enjoy the weekend, everybody!

Saturday 1/21

Bangor: Chinese New Year parade from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Bangor Mall, 663 Stillwater Avenue. Join the Maine China Network to celebrate the year of the rabbit. There will be a parade, a performance, and crafts. Free event.

Bath: Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street, is offering free admission. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Brunswick: A repair cafe will be held at Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant Street, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cafe has a goal of reducing waste and educating people on how to repair items rather than throw them away. There will be experts able to repair electronics, lamps, mend clothing, small appliances, sharpen tools, wooden furniture, and jewelry. If they are unable to repair your item, they will make suggestions on where you can find the parts, and learn how to do the repair, or have it professionally repaired. Please bring your items to the library through the outside doors to the Morrell Meeting Room along Middle Street. This is a first-come, first-served program, and depending on the turnout, they can't guarantee they will be able to help everyone or repair every item.

Dover Foxcroft: Piscataquis County Ice Arena, 1049 West Main Street, curling from 6 to 8 p.m. with a learn-to-curl lesson at 5:30 p.m.

Ellsworth: Fogtown Brewing at 25 Pine Street is having its 5th birthday party starting from 4 to 10 p.m. There will be live music at 7 p.m. with Red Luck Trio with fire pits and heated A-frames outside.

Old Town: Fire & Ice on Main Street from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. Main Street will be full of activities and food for all ages. There will be a chili cook-off, food vendors, an ice bar, a beer garden, fire pits, a heated tent, live ice sculpture demos, ice skating on the outdoor rink, music, and a dance party. This event will raise money for local heating assistance. Main Street from Center Street to Middle Street will be closed from noon on Friday 1/20 and will reopen on Sunday 1/22 at noon.

Sunday 1/22

Bethel: Wooden Ski Day at Carter's XC Ski Center, 786 Intervale Road, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A free trail pass for anyone on wooden skis, but any kind of skiing is accepted. Dig out your vintage or retro Nordic ski clothing and get into the spirit of celebrating the history of Nordic skiing. Prizes will be given to three winners in the ski parade at 1 p.m. Live music will begin at 2 p.m., Norway Brewing Company will be serving beer at 1 p.m., and the Wild River Kitchen food truck will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All profits from this event will benefit the Maine Ski and Snowboard Museum.

Hermon: The Greater Bangor Area Wedding Show is being held from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Morgan Hill Event Center, located at 82 Morgan Hill Lane. Your chance to meet with local wedding professionals. From bakeries, photographers, wedding decor, and attire, this show has everything you will need. There will be prizes, raffles, and giveaways along with wedding deals. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here.

Oxford: Pie baking contest at the Oxford Rec Center, 223 King Street, from 1-4 p.m. All baking levels are welcome. A maximum of two pie entries. Bake your favorite savory (chicken, meat, etc.), fruit/nut, or cream pie, and enter it to be judged. First, second, and third place in each category will be awarded gift cards. You do not need to be present to win, so you can drop off your pie or stay and enjoy the other entries! Registration is required, and you can register here.

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