Weekend Spotlight: Outdoor events, Maine Restaurant Week, and Art Happenings

Thu, 03/03/2022 - 12:00pm

The kids are all right this weekend. Even though Weekend Spotlight is for adults, primarily, there are a couple of teen-centered events that will appeal to all ages. And here’s a great way to support the chefs, servers, and local purveyors for Maine Restaurant Week.

Young Artists’ Gallery Takeover

Friday, March 4—Belfast

Poster courtesy Waterfall Arts
As March kicks off Youth Art Month, Waterfall Arts is hosting its sixth annual Young Artists’ Gallery Takeover with more than 200 works by students in Waldo County. This year's showcase can also be seen at the Belfast Free Library, and throughout downtown Belfast, in shop windows. The show opens at Waterfall Arts at 4 p.m. on Friday.  Visit the Facebook event for hours and more details.

Camden Snow Bowl’s Snowboarding Slalom

Saturday, March 5—Camden

Poster courtesy Camden Snow Bowl

Camden Snow Bowl is hosting a fun spectator sport for teen snowboarders in its first CS/BS Banked Slalom.  This free snowboard-only event showcases teens 16 and under as they race down the course. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers from sponsors Bataleon, Ride, and Sidecountry Sports. Race time goes from 12 to 2 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m. is designated for the prizes. For more info, visit the Facebook event page.

Maine Restaurant Week

Tuesday, March 1 through Saturday, March 12 —statewide


Maine Restaurant Week is upon us, celebrating local and independent restaurants throughout the state. Most of the participating restaurants are around the Portland area, but a few in the Midcoast are participating including, the Hartstone Inn, and The Sea Dog (Camden), 40 Paper and Nina June (Rockport), and The Block Saloon(Thomaston). The 2022 MRW participating restaurants will present special offers and some will have three-course menus as in years past, but not everyone will. In addition, chefs, bakers, baristas, and chocolatiers are serving special coffee-centric creations during MRW, including Atlantic Baking Co. in Rockland. FMI: The list of participating restaurants.

Kay Stephens can be reached at news@penbaypilot.com