Sports & Recreation

Re-Ignite Your Light at The League's Holiday Bash and Yankee Gift Swap!

Come celebrate the holidays with the League at our annual holiday extravaganza!
And as a huge THANK YOU to all of our volunteers who helped us get where we are today, THE FIRST 30 PINTS ARE ON US (so you’re gonna wanna get there early)! You won’t want to miss it!

WHERE: Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland, ME
WHEN: Monday, 12/13, from 5:30-7:30pm
WHAT: Enjoy your first pint on us! We’ll have some appetizers too! Bring a Yankee Swap gift ($10 maximum, and re-gifting is encouraged) if you want to join in the gift exchange.
WHO: YOU! Bring friends, family, partners, whoever!

Join WinterKids at Portland Pie Company for the Shipyard Prelude Release Party!

Want to enjoy great food and a Special Edition beer -- all while supporting an awesome cause?

Join WinterKids at Portland Pie Company for the Shipyard Prelude Release Party!

$1.00 of every Prelude sold will support WinterKids' programs!

Plus: 50/50 Raffle, prizes, and more!

When:
Thursday, November 18th
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Where:
All three Portland Pie Company locations!

51 York Street, Portland
400 Expedition Drive, Scarborough
869 Main Street, Westbrook

Thank you for helping more Maine kids
get outside and active this winter!

Please support WinterKids responsibly!

Dedication of Loring Memorial Trail

Friends of Eastern Promenade dedicate Loring Memorial Trail
Paul Loring and Margaret Loring-Scott, brother and sister to war hero Maj. Charles Loring, snipped the ribbon to mark the dedication of the Loring Memorial Trail on the Eastern Promenade Thursday, Oct. 21.
The rain cleared out just in time for the ceremony, which took place at the top of the trail near the junction of Eastern Promenade and North Street.
Diane Davison, president of Friends of the Eastern Promenade, presided over the dedication. Speakers included Eliza Townsend, commissioner of the Maine Department of Conservation; Nan Cumming, executive director of Portland Trails; and Jeff Tarling, arborist with the City of Portland.
 
The trail is named in honor of Maj. Charles J. Loring Jr., a U.S. Air Force pilot who sacrificed his life in the Korean War and was awarded the Medal of Honor.

Looking for a New Workout? Try Dodgeball!

Thursday nights are dodgeball nights at Riverton
What: Thursday evenings this fall and winter, Portland Recreation is offering adult drop-in dodgeball games for eighteen and older ($2 admission for Portland residents). Enjoy a fast-paced workout and some spirited competition while reliving favorite playground memories.
Dodgeball, a popular children’s game, was first introduced in elementary physical education classes to help develop balance, eye-hand coordination and reflex skills. The game is enjoying a revival in Portland as both sport and nighttime entertainment for many adults looking to escape the bombardment. 
When:  Thursdays
8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Where:  Riverton Gymnasium, 1600 Forest Avenue

Gritty McDuff's "Red Claws Ale" to be Expanded to 6- and 12-Packs

Ed Stebbins, master brewer with Portland, Maine-based Gritty McDuff's, today announced that beginning mid-November, its best-selling Red Claws Ale is expanding to six and 12 packs in grocery stores, convenience and beer stores throughout Maine.  It also will continue to be available in 22 oz. bottles and on tap.