June 2017

There's no denying the weather's been a 
bit drippy of late, but rest assured, this June e-news is summoning summer no matter what! Set "sale" with us as the SunriseGuide goes on special and we cruise Casco Bay with you; celebrate the bounty of growing season; plan summer with your kiddos and so much more. Dig out your sunscreen, check out the great happenings around the region and get ready for a beautiful summer in Maine!
Join us! "Launch Party"!

Save the date for Wednesday, June 28th and join us for a sunset cruise on Casco Bay to celebrate the launch of this summer's Green & Healthy Maine Visitor's Guide. We had so much fun cruising for the SunriseGuide's 10th birthday celebration last year that we decided to do it again! Join us for delicious locally-sourced snacks, live music by Jeezum Crow and a rockin' good time. Cash bar on board.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 the
day of. Reserve your tickets here, and be
sure to follow our Facebook event to receive notifications leading up to the event. Space is limited, so grab your tickets today!
Smooth "sale-ing" in June

Memorial Day has passed and the summer solstice is coming right up--what better way to celebrate the most stellar of seasons in Maine than with a summer sale, or a SunriseGuide sale to be exact? From now through the end of June, download the SunriseGuide mobile edition for just $10 and order the SunriseGuide book for just $15 (book sale available online only, not at retailers). Unlock savings for your favorite summer spots and activities, like. . .
. . . And so much more, not only to help you live it up this summer but for the rest of the year. This year's SunriseGuide also includes timeless favorites like the Holy Donut and Toad & Co and new friends like Caravan Beads and Salt Pump Climbing Co. See the full list of coupons here. Then purchase your SunriseGuide today and kick off summer right!
Maine Fare

Formerly a food festival that drew thousands of local food lovers to Belfast, Maine Farmland Trust has re-imagined Maine Fare for 2017. Rather than a two-day festival, organizers have planned in-depth, hands-on events throughout the month of June on various topics central to Maine's food landscape and culture, culminating in a unique dinner celebrating Maine's bounty and traditional foodways on June 25. MFT members receive a 10% discount on tickets.

June 11: Nose to Tail Butchery with Logan Higger, Winter Hill Farm + Turtle Rock Farm in Freeport & Brunswick
June 18: Farmstead Cheesemaking with Jessie Dowling of Fuzzy Udder Creamery in Whitefield
June 24: Harvesting the River with Dana Morse of Maine Sea Grant, Damariscotta River Association, Mook Sea Farm + others on the Damariscotta River
June 25: Food for Thought Dinner led by Chef Sam Hayward of Fore Street with friends Nate Nadeau of Fore Street, Josh Potocki of 158 Pickett Street Cafe and The Bread & Butter Catering Co., Eloise Humphrey and Daphne Comasky of Salt Pine Social and El Camino, and Ben Hasty of Thistle Pig at The Freight Shed in Bath.

Click here for more information and to reserve tickets to events.
Enjoy a healthy lawn this summer

A healthy lawn means more than just a thick carpet of green grass. Organic lawn care techniques can help keep your lawn growing well without the use of chemicals. Or, consider some "rewilding" practices that invite native species and pollinating flowers into your yard-scape. Either way, you can have a self-sustaining yard you love and that loves you back, all summer long.
Fun with the kids

School vacation time is almost here! It's a good time to pull out your SunriseGuide and start making some plans to have a fun-filled summer with your kids-and save big while you're at it. First, get them geared up for action at Sweet Repeats Children's Consignment and Lots for Tots. Then, get busy! Waynflete Flyers Camp and The Theater Project both offer engaging day camps while you're off at work; spend some quality time and bring them to Greenlight Studio or the Children's Museum; or make a pizza date at OTTO, Leonardo's or Bonobo. Enjoy!

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"Power of Place" at Wells Reserve

Sentinel III by Gary Haven Smith
A rabbit in the garden, an angel in a tree, and a stone spire piercing the sky are among the eye-catching sculptures on display now through mid-October at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm. The outdoor exhibition titled Power of Place features more than 40 sculptures by 28 New England artists. Acclaimed Maine art curator June LaCombe installed the show, positioning pieces across the historic campus and along the reserve's most popular walking trail.

An opening reception is set for 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, June 7, alongside the Kennebunkport Festival. The sculpture show is part of the Wells Reserve's Summer of Art & Science. June LaCombe is also hosting a series of Art and Sustainability talks at Hawk Ridge Farm in Pownal throughout the summer. Check out our events section below for details.
SunriseGuide Partner News

Happy 5th anniversary to Portland Paddle!

Portland Gear Hub has moved to 155 Washington Ave.

suger has opened a second location at 271 Commercial Street in Portland. Check it out!

We are sad to say goodbye to Spiral Tree Yoga. They will be closing their doors on June 24th.

Sustainable Living Events
This list is just a sampling of the many events happening around Maine. Please visit the Local Events section of our website for even more events. 

6/7, 4:30-6:30pm, Wells Reserve, Wells

6/8, 7-8:30pm, Friends' Meetinghouse, Damariscotta
6/10, 11am-12pm, LL Bean, Freeport
Portland Greendrinks
6/13, 5:15-8:45pm, Cow Island, Portland
Peony bloom & ice cream social
6/14, 5-7pm, Maine Audubon, Falmouth

6/17,  7am-4:30pm, MOFGA, Unity

6/17, 10am-2:30pm, East End Community School, Portland
6/21, 5-8pm, Salt Pump Climbing Co., Scarborough

6/21, 6-8pm, Rising Tide Brewery, Portland

6/22, 5-8pm, Thompson's Point, Portland

RESIST: Skills to fight back for Maine's environment
6/22, 6-8pm, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick

6/22, 5:30-8pm, Oxbow Blending & Bottling, Portland

Native plant sale & festival
6/24, 10am-4pm, Maine Audubon, Portland
Women's holistic & spiritual wellness expo
6/25, 10am-3pm, Ocean Gateway, Portland

6/25, 10am-12pm, 1 Cutter Street, Portland

6/27, 6:30-8:30pm, Frontier, Brunswick

6/27, 6-7:30, Wells Reserve, Wells

6/28, 5:45-9pm, Casco Bay Lines, Portland

For a complete list of events, please visit the Local Events section on our website.
Save the date
Mark your calendars for these upcoming sustainable living events!
7/7-7/9,  various times, East End School, Portland

7/30 , 1pm-4pm, O'Maine Studios, Portland

Have an event we can help you promote? Please email us the info.