Something social to do Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Weekend Spotlight: No Halloween stuff, just three notable events

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 12:00pm

Since Halloween is dominating the next two weekends, we’ll soon have a separate official rundown for you. Not especially enthused about Halloween? Don’t worry, we have you covered. For those who prefer their escapades to be a little more down-to-earth as opposed to in the shadows, here’s a small smattering of events to check out this weekend.

BYOB: Bring Your Own Brain

Friday, October 22—Orono


The UMaine Orono campus is offering a night that promises “a fun, collaborative experience where aspiring entrepreneurs, designers, creative thinkers, and engineers come together to produce a viable startup business model in just one night.” The free event, starting at 6 p.m. asks you to bring your smarts and a laptop and be part of a team that comes up with the winning idea. They’ll provide food and caffeine, expert guidance, and you might get $2,000 in prize money for the top teams. FMI: Directions and Info

Pup-Up: Shop for a Paws Cause

Saturday, October 23—Thomaston

Poster courtesy Pope Memorial Humane Society

Animal lovers, this event is for you! Pope Memorial Humane Society is throwing a pup-up (translation pop-up event with punny spelling) at their location 25 Buttermilk Lane from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  There will be deep discounts on books, artwork,  home items, as well as everyday pet essentials with 100 percent of the proceeds going toward making a better life for the pets. FMI: Pope Memorial Pup-Up

Drag Queen Trivia Brunch

Sunday, October 24—Hallowell
Poster courtesy The Quarry Taproom

Hallowell is one of those off-the-radar towns that have a great buzz and this Sunday, come to The Quarry Tap Room from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a fun drag trivia event with brunch and entertainment included. Chartreuse and Ophelia Johnson will be performing for this ticketed event. Proceeds to benefit Hallowell Pride Alliance. FMI: Tickets and Info

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