November Ditch The Couch!

the-escape-room-photoESCAPE ROOM:THE PHARAOH’S TOMB

496 Congress Street, Suite 2A, Portland

Can you crack codes and solve puzzles? Enter the escape room with nine others and work to locate a group of missing archeologists. You’ll only have 60 minutes to complete this ridiculously fun challenge. At $20 per person this adventure is a lot more affordable than a trip to Egypt. Reserve an adventure online:


609 State Street, Portland

The annual Warren Miller film premiere is perfect for snowboarders and skiers, as well as anyone who enjoys awe-inspiring cinematic landscapes and thrill-seeking documentaries about amazing athletes, both men and women. This year’s film, “Here, There & Everyone,” is screening at the State Theatre in Portland on Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $16 in advance, $20 at the door, All ages. More info:

ballroom-bash-001BIG BAND BALLROOM BASH

University of Southern Maine, Gorham

If those old-time dance parties from the swing era look like big-time fun, celebrate Veterans Day weekend in USO style at the Big Band Ballroom Bash at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham on Nov. 12. Dance lesson at 6 p.m. before the party really gets swinging at 7 p.m. at Hill Gym in the Costello Sports Complex. Ballroom dancers of all levels are welcome. $25 per individual, $30 per couple, free for veterans and USM students. Purchase tickets in advance at 207-780-5555 or


195 Log Cabin Road, Kennebunkport

golden-chariot-seashore-trolley-museum-things-to-doThe Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport is hosting a Golden Chariot Ride & Cocktail Party on two Saturday nights,  Dec. 2 and 9, at 5 p.m. The $25-per-person event includes a nostalgic night ride through wintry Maine woods on “The Golden Chariot,” an open sightseeing car that operated in Montreal from 1906 to 1963. The ride will be followed by a cocktail party at the visitor center with signature cocktails “Holy Grail of the Rails” and “Streetcar Named Desire.” Register in advance by calling 207-967-2800 ext. 111 or 101. More info:

kim-block-wgme-girl-scouts-gala-things-to-doGIRL SCOUTS OF MAINE WOMAN OF DISTINCTION GALA

Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland

Enjoy an uplifting evening that celebrates outstanding female role models for today’s girls. This year’s gala honors longtime event emcee Kim Block as the 2017 Woman of Distinction. And yes, there will be cookies. Dec. 1 at the Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks in South Portland. Tickets are $135 and include a silent auction and three-course dinner. Tickets can be purchased by calling 888-922-4763 or by visiting

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