Maine To-Do List: 1.22.10

Why is it that four-day weeks always seem to go on forever? This one's almost over, and not a moment too soon. You may just feel like curling up at home and hibernating — we have options for that. But here are a few ideas that may just convince you to rally for another day or two.

Eat ME
The Maven's friend Arlene Boyle just sent her a box of Almond Crunch, and we're officially addicted. Sold under the label KARA's Homemade Delights (KARA isn't a person, it's the first initials of everyone in her family), this chocolate-toffee-nut combo is absolutely decadent. Why wait until Valentine's Day when you can pick some up for yourself today?
When: Now
Where: You can find KARA's Homemade Delights at Tradewinds in Eddington; Leadbetter's in Bangor, Brewer and Holden; the Eastern Maine Medical Center gift shop and The Grasshopper Shop in Bangor.
Web: N/A

Listen to ME
Even if you're a man of constant sorrow, Ralph Stanley & His Clinch Mountain Boys will cheer you up. Known for their work on the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack, the group will perform an informal jam at the Strand Theatre this weekend.
When: Sunday, January 24
Where: 345 Main St., Rockland

Play with ME
You love hanging out with the kids, but Chuck E. Cheese again? Please. Instead, try out the new play space at Portland's Greenlight Studio. There's a climbing structure, a kid's kitchen, an imagination station and safe areas for tiny tots. Plus, a cafe — with espresso for grownups and healthy snacks for kids — beats that pizza any day.
When: ASAP
Where: 49 Dartmouth St., Portland

Love ME
You're already scheming for V-Day, and nothing says "I love you" like a ring stamped with the word "Lovely." Or "True." Or "Rascal." So skip the grocery store roses and get right to the good stuff this Valentine's Day with a cigar band ring from LovingAnvil. Biddeford jewelry designer Coco Corral loves love, and it shows in her beautiful baubles.
When: before Feb. 14
Where: the corner of Washington and Main Streets, Biddeford


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