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WinterKids Celebrates 4th Annual Cooper Campbell Day at Shawnee Peak - fun for all

 

WinterKids will kick off the 2012-2013 winter season with Cooper Campbell Day, a fun, fast-paced, on-mountain event for kids and their families at Shawnee Peak in Bridgton, ME from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 16th.

The festival—now in its fourth year—celebrates the life of Cooper Campbell, of Scarborough, who was killed by a drunk driver on the Maine Turnpike in April 2008. According to Steve Campbell, Cooper's father, fifteen-year-old Cooper was an avid skier and snowboarder who "enjoyed winter with his whole heart and lived by the words ‘live, love, listen, laugh, learn and leave a mark.'"

WinterKids and Shawnee Peak will help "leave a mark" for Cooper by bringing kids and families out on the slopes to learn and have fun together. Shawnee Peak has generously offered 75 pre-registered children and adults the chance to try skiing and snowboarding for the very first time, with free lessons, rentals, and lift tickets.

Maine Park Passes Available for Holiday Giving

 

2012 marked the biggest year for park pass sales in the history of the 77-year-old state park system

Access to Maine’s storied state parks and the thousands of miles of trails and spectacular scenery they showcase makes a perfect holiday gift, and can be conveniently purchased online this season in the form of a Maine state park pass.

“Maine park passes are a gift that gives all year, and they offer lots of opportunities for fun and outdoor adventure in some of Maine’s most beautiful places,” said Will Harris, director of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Division of Maine Parks and Public Lands.

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Halloween Freebies

Trick or Treat? Many local and national businesses and restaurants are giving away Halloween Freebies this year. Matthew Cheng, creator of eCoupons.com and HalloweenFreebies.net said, "Trick or Treat your way to free donuts and meals with Halloween Freebies at your local restaurant. Dress yourself or come with your Costumed Kids and Eat Free."

Halloween Freebies for October 31, 2012

1. Bob Evans: Kids Eat Free when they wear their costumes.

2. Chipotle: Come into any Chipotle dressed in costume, from 4pm to close and you'll get a burrito, bowl, salad or an order of tacos for just $2.

3. Dickey's Barbecue Pit: Kids Eat Free in Costume on Halloween.

4. Krispy Kreme: Wear your favorite costume to Krispy Kreme to receive your FREE Halloween or Pumpkin Spice Doughnut.

5. Houlihan's: Kids eat for free on Halloween at Houlihan's with the purchase of an adult entree.

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MWPA Hosts November Writing Workshops

The Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance (MWPA) has launched a new series of Saturday writing workshops in November.

Giant Book Sale at Saco's Dyer Library

Giant Book Sale at Saco's Dyer Library

You’ve been waiting for this sale all year! The Dyer Library’s Giant Annual Book Sale is an amazing opportunity to stock up on reading for the summer and beyond. Thousands of titles, including rare and antique finds, will be available at bargain prices. Come early to get the best deals! All proceeds from the book sale benefit the Dyer Library and Saco Museum. The sale begins on Saturday, July 28 and goes through Tuesday, August 7, during regular library hours.

Work on this year’s Giant Annual Book Sale began as soon as last year’s was over. Throughout the year, people generously donate books for the sale and volunteers work hard to organize the books by topic. In the days immediately before the sale, volunteers and staff haul the books down from the second floor into the Deering wing to set-up for the sale.