Maine To-Do List: 2.19.10

Today is the end of what feels like the longest week ever. How to celebrate? As Elaine Benes would say, "Get out!" Here are a few of our favorite Maine picks this weekend:

Eat ME
Basically, all The Maven wants right know is sweets, and the incredibly dense, decadent treats from Freeport-based Simply Divine Brownies are just the thing. Even though it sounds like overkill, the frosting makes them even better. We like to keep it simple, with the chocolate-on-chocolate Cocoa's IncrEdible Creations, but there's something for everyone, including blueberry frosted, turtle and gluten-free varieties.
Where: The retail shop is located in Wilbur's of Maine, 174 Lower Main St., Freeport, Maine
When: ASAP

Drink ME
You're not exactly sure where your neighbor's mouth has been, but one thing's for certain: You don't want it anywhere near your wineglass. ClinQs can help. The brainchild of Bangor resident Jennifer Khavari and her sister, Jeila Gueramian, ClinQs are reusable decals (think Colorforms for grownups) that will tell you which cocktail, wineglass or water goblet is yours. And, more important, which isn't.
Where: State Street Wine Cellar, 195 State St., Bangor, Maine
When: Before your next party

Watch ME
In honor of Black History Month, Penobscot Theatre Company in Bangor presents "Spunk," a theatrical adaptation of three Zora Neale Hurston stories. Among the stars is solo acoustic blues musician Samuel James of Portland. Though we haven't seen it yet, our sources tell us it's great.
Where: Bangor Opera House, 131 Main St., Bangor, Maine
When: through March 7

Read ME
In "Settled in the Wild: Notes from the Edge of Town," author and naturalist Susan Hand Shetterly of Surry reflects on the way humans, flora and fauna coexist and adapt to development pressures and changing lifestyles. Part celebration, part warning, Shetterly's prose beckons readers to observe and preserve the rural landscape.
Where: A bookstore near you
When: Available now


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