GrowSmart Maine 2021 Summit Turning Climate Action into Economic Opportunity: Smart Growth Guidance for Maine Communities

Conflicts and opportunities abound right now for Maine’s diverse regions, iconic industries and economies. In this environment, how will Maine ensure lasting positive impact from recent federal initiatives while activating Maine’s Climate Action plan and 10-year economic plan?

Smart growth strategies can help turn risks to opportunity. At GrowSmart Maine’s 2021 Summit you will hear success stories and learn the essential steps your community can take to stay ahead.

GrowSmart Maine’s 2021 summit will be hosted as a multiple location + hybrid virtual model from our anchor site in Biddeford with satellite locations in: Bangor, Calais, Caribou, Machias, and Sidney.

11/19/21 to 12/10/21

Maine College of Art & Design 2021 Online Holiday Sale

The Holiday Sale supports MECA&D’s incredible community of artists, and provides an opportunity to purchase handmade arts, crafts, and gifts for the holiday season.

Featured work at the Holiday Sale will be created by artists throughout the MECA&D community, including faculty, staff, alumni, students, and friends and will be featured on an online sale platform hosted by the college. Proceeds from the sale go to support both the participating artists and MECA&D students.


12/3/21 to 12/12/21

Visit Freeport’s 28th Annual Sparkle Celebration

Visit Freeport presents the 28th Annual Sparkle Celebration. The Parade of Lights is back to kick off the festivities on Friday, December 3 at 6pm and is followed by Santa leading a countdown to bring the talking Christmas tree to life.

The Talking Christmas Tree chats, sings, tells jokes and more! Don’t believe us? Visit us and hear this merry little tree for yourself!

You may also encounter Freeport’s Stealth Elf! This sneaky little rascal visits every year and surprises jolly shoppers with free gift cards to Freeport businesses.

Tripadvisor recently included Freeport among the Top Ten Fastest Growing Winter Destinations Worldwide for Americans. Visit us this holiday season to experience the magic of winter in Freeport.


Portland Trails’ Holiday Dash 5K

  • Time: 11 AM
  • More Information: Website

Portland Trails’ Holiday Dash 5K, presented by Martin’s Point Health Care, is a fun and festive race along the scenic Eastern Prom Trail! Each year, over 400 runners and walkers participate in this one-of-a-kind 5K. Costumes or festive outfits are welcome but not required. Just be sure to dress for the weather! We’ll be running and walking through snow, shine, wind, or sleet. All proceeds from this event benefit Portland Trails and the 70+ mile trail network that is transforming Greater Portland.

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