Now that we are back on campus and finding the rhythm of actually having to go to class rather than rolling out of bed, we want to do things again. Such as going off campus seeing things outside of our bedroom walls.
So below, a list has been constructed. Things to see, people to meet and places to eat. So rather than fiddling around and twirling those thumbs, go out and live again.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Smitty’s Cinema – 795 Roosevelt Trl, Windham, ME 04062
Nickelodeon Theater – 1 Temple Street, Portland, ME 04101
Not a movie person? More of an in-person, crowds and live music type? Well check out who is coming to Portland. Maybe you were able to grab tickets to Dr. Dog and Faye Webster before they sold out. Lucky.
Brett Young – Saturday, Sept. 18
Dirty Heads & Sublime with Rome – Tuesday Sept. 21
Postmodern Jukebox – Monday Oct.11
Spoon – Monday Oct. 18
Manchester Orchestra – Tuesday Oct.19
Shakey Graves – Thursday Dec.15
Comedy shows / events:
Biana Del Rio Unsanitzed – Monday Oct. 25
Friends! The Musical Parody – Wednesday Nov. 3
BenDeLaCreme & Jinkx Monsoon Holiday show – Tuesday Nov.30
Maybe you want to move your body, like go roller skating, or try out rock climbing. One has wheels, one doesn’t, big riddle.
Rollodome – Thursday to Saturday night is from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Saturday & Sunday day 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday night 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. General Admission is $7 and you can bring your own skates or rent for $3. (12 RIVERSIDE DRIVE, AUBURN, ME 04210)
Rock Wall Climbing
Salt Pump rock wall gym – fun for all ages and groups, with seven auto-belays and many routes to learn and practice skills. You can also rent all the equipment and they have classes. (36 Haigis Parkway Scarborough, Maine)
Maine and Portland speciality have great food and restaurants in such a small space. Farmers markets and coffee shops are opening up again, finally being able to go to a coffee shop to buy an $8 coffee and do half of the homework you were supposed to do yesterday. Very nostalgic.
Portland farmers market – Markets are currently open Wednesdays and Saturdays, 7am-1pm, in Deering Oaks Park until December 4, 2021.
Coffee & Treats
Sullivan House Bakery – Gorham, Maine
Quill Bookstore – Westbrook, Maine
Daily Grind – Westbrook, Maine
Roots Cafe – Westbrook, Maine
Holy Donut – Portland, Maine
Arabica Coffee – Portland, Maine
Also there are beaches and bodies of water to go for a break and soak up the sun, enjoy the waves, bring a book, or do some journaling and maybe even a picnic could be fun.
Beaches & Bodies of Water
Higgins Beach – Scarborough, Maine
Cuttle Cove – Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Willard Beach – South Portland, Maine
OOB – Old Orchard Beach, Maine
Shaw Park – Gorham, Maine
This was just a taste of all the things you can do to give yourself a break from the walls of your room or space. Try to enjoy being able to leave and explore the cities and towns that surround USM. You’ll be surprised how much you are able to do and you’ll never have to worry about being bored again. You’re welcome, now go – you have people to meet and places to see.