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March Calendar of Events

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Fort Kent. March 1, 2008. These international sled dog races offer 30-mile, 60-mile and 250-mile races. These races have been run for over a decade. Everyone in the family (except the family pets, which are not allowed at the race site) will enjoy this free event. Come join the fun!

Wyman Lake Ice Fishing Derby
Moscow. March 7-9, 2008. The Annual Wyman Lake Ice Fishing Derby has its headquarters at the Moscow Town Boat Landing. Hundreds of dollars in prizes and trophies for biggest cold water game fish, and for biggest lake trout, splake, brook trout, brown trout, landlocked salmon and rainbow trout. Phone (207) 672-3978 for more information.

Maine Boatbuilders Show
Portland. March 14-16, 2008. A GATHERING OF THE FINEST fiberglass and wooden custom boatbuilders on the East Coast. Also exhibiting numerous manufacturers of boating equipment. Sailboats, powerboats, canoes, kayaks, and rowing boats with the builders there to discuss and sell their work. The show times for the Maine Boatbuilders are Friday and Saturday 10AM - 6PM and Sunday, 10AM - 4PM. Admission is $15.00 per day at the door. Children under 12 accompanied by adults will be admitted free. Black Tie Caterers will be selling hot lunches and snacks. For more information, call (207) 774-1067.

Maine Jewish Film Festival
Portland. March 29-April 6, 2008. A list of the year's films to be presented, as well as ticketing information. For more information, call 207-831-7495 or email filmfest@mjff.org.

Bangor Garden Show
Bangor. March 22-24, 2008. Bangor’s In Bloom for its Annual Bangor Garden Show with seventeen life-size garden creations, over eighty-five vendors, our Preview Night Gala, a Saturday Night “live” Auction, our Window Box & Container Garden Competition, St. Joseph Healthcare’s $5000 “Great Garden Giveaway!” a three-day Demonstration Series, our 2nd annual “Door to Door” Garden Club Competition, live musical entertainment throughout our show, a Bangor Photo Competition, GCFM’s Standard Judged Flower Show “that rocks” -- all this and more at the Bangor Civic Center & Auditorium, 100 Dutton Street, Bangor. For more information Phone (207) 990-1201 or (207) 947-5555.

Spring Fling at Shawnee Peak
Bridgton. March 22, 2008. In what has become a veritable tradition at Shawnee Peak, the 23rd Annual Spring Fling promises to be a day of sun, fun, music and lots of laughs! Celebrating the beginning of Spring, the Event captures the essence of the season's skiing and riding - lots of soft snow, live entertainment, sumptuous BBQ and lounging on the Blizzard's Pub party deck, catching rays and enjoying the weather! For more information, phone (207) 647-8444.

Maine Maple Sunday
All over Maine. March 23, 2008. On the 4th Sunday of every March, maple syrup farms throughout the state of Maine open their doors to the public as they make maple syrup. See the sap from local maple trees turned into the real syrup. Many sugarhouses offer tastings, with syrup on pancakes, ice cream, or snow, and often hold other family-friendly events. Find SUGARHOUSES in your area.

17th Annual Eat the Heat Chili Cookoff and Firefighters Race
Newry. March 30, 2008. Come to Sunday River Resort and watch teams of five firefighters skiing in full turnout gear and carrying a hose as they compete to raise money for Maine Handicapped Skiing. The race is at 11am on Tempest at White Cap. While at White Cap come sample chili from the best cooks in the state as they vie for the prize of Best Chili Cook. Try all the samples and vote for People's Choice. Admission is free for spectators. Phone (207) 824-3000 for details.

NAPA Maine Motor Sports Festival
Lewiston. March 20-21, 2008. This exciting event takes place at the Colisee in Lewiston. The Maine Motor Sports Festival showcases the premier race cars, drivers and tracks in the state of Maine. Maine race tracks will have demonstration cars, along with motorcycles, import tuners, specialty cars and retail vendors. Entertainment includes the New England Patriot Cheerleaders and more. Vendors will be selling everything from collectibles to beef jerky Phone (207) 799-9004 for details.

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