Tuesday August 21, 2012 | 09:58 AM
FREE: Bayside Movie Night
The lane-loving folks at Bayside Bowl are screening some their favorite films on the outdoor patio while it's still warm enough to loiter out there.
Sunset Wednesdays | Free | Bayside Bowl, Portland | www.baysidebowl.com
FREE: Rooftop Film Series
The free-film-atop-a-parking-garage series has been running all summer. September's showing of "The Royal Tenenbaums" is the final installment until 2013.
7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 | Free | Free St. Parking Garage, Portland | menskmaine.org
Port Quest scavenger hunt
Call on your inner Columbo during this in-town scavenger hunt. Teams of 2, 3 or 4 will solve clues and complete challenges, none of which include scraping ice from the windshield of your car.
10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 | $25 per person | Ocean Gateway Terminal, Portland | maine.easterseals.com
Portland Brew Festival
The long, cold days of winter are made more endurable with the help of well-chosen New England beer. Which beer will you rely on? Find your drinkable soulmate among the 30 brewers at the 2nd annual Portland Brew Fest.
5:30 to 9 p.m., Friday, August 31 and 12 to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1 | $35 | Portland Company Complex, Portland | www.portlandbrewfestival.com
Portland Lobster Company
It doesn't matter if lobster isn't your thing - Portland Lobster Company is a highlight of summer thanks to its awesome location (nestled oh-so-rightly between tourist-trafficked Commercial Street and Portland's working waterfront) and live local music on the deck. The shrimp helps, too. But seasonal PLC can't wait for you forever.
Live music 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7 p.m. Friday; noon and 7 p.m. Saturday; noon and 5 p.m. Sunday | Portland Lobster Company, Portland | www.portlandlobstercompany.com
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Music Cruise in Casco Bay
Ferry boats are hard workers. They plow through Casco Bay, hauling cargo and island visitors back and forth regardless of the weather or the hour. So at the end of the day, ferries are ready to kick back and have a good time. Hence the birth of the music cruise. It's a treat for the people and
Friday and Saturday, Aug. 24 and 25; Saturday, Sept. 1 | $13.50-$20.50 | Casco Bay Lines, Portland | www.cascobaylines.com
Car Wars at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway
Does summer's end make you sad? Does it make you want to smash something? Or possibly watch something get smashed? Beech Ridge is the cure for what ails you. Watch autos battle each other and the track during the last few nights of Car Wars.
7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 and 31 | Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, Scarborough | $6 | www.beechridge.com
Bike Riding on Peaks Island
Take your bicycle to Peaks Island for some sweet together time, cruising the coastal road and making stops for rock traversing, military exploration and lunch. Or make a new two-wheeled friend on the island and rent from Brand's Bike Rental & Repair (115 Island Ave.).
Before it's too late! | Peaks Island | Ferry: $7.50; Bike rental: $10 for two hours
Make Friends with a Food Cart
When it's cold or snowy or rainy, it's best to get your food delivered right to your house. That way you don't ever have to bear the burden of Mother Nature. But during the summer, it's great to get your food from a truck or cart or other wheeled contraption. Why? Well why not?
12 options for great eats on the streets
FREE: Sandsations Sand Sculpting Contest
Like sands through the beach bucket, so are the days of our summer. While it lasts, let's create something amazing. And let's create it with sand! Get a team together for the Sandsations Sand Sculpting Contest and help raise funds for Birth Roots.
Noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 | Pine Point Beach, Scarborough | Free; Donations encouraged | sandsations.org
Canoe Scarborough Marsh
No, the Scarborough Marsh doesn't disappear in the winter. But it does get slightly harded to paddle, what with the sheets of ice and all. Rent a kayak and make your own adventure, or sign up for a guided paddle and learn about march creatures. Even better, take the full moon canoe tour and get to know the evening-side of the marsh.
Full Moon Canoe Tour: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Aug. 29-31 | Maine Audubon, Scarborough | $12 | maineaudubon.org
Zipline at Sunday River (and trampoline!)
You Tarzan. Or at least you can swing like Tarzan, yet still go out for a nice dinner afterward and use sentences with more than two words. The zipline course at Sunday River includes seven lines - and seven chances to fly through the trees like some loinclothed hero.
Tours running 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Sunday | $49 | Sunday River Ski Resort, Newry | www.sundayriver.com
And while you're there, why not try out the EuroBungy Trampoline
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