BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Since Martin Luther King, Jr. Day makes this weekend a three day weekend for most people, which means there is even more time to spend with friends and family. Here's a list of six things to consider when planning the holiday weekend.
1. ICE CARVING DEMONSTRATION - A free outdoor workshop is scheduled for Sunday from 1p.m. to 3 p.m. at Camden Public Library. Master Carver Tim Pierce will demonstrate the work of art and will give tips on design and carving ice sculptures. There is more information about Tim Pierce and the demonstration on the library's website: http://bit.ly/1gRAXGv
2. HIT THE SLOPES - The combination of mild temperatures and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day could mean you head to the slopes to ski this weekend. There are good deals on ski passes for the long weekend, including $200 for a family of four at Shawnee Peak (http://bit.ly/1eFyo8R) and $120 ski packages at Sugarloaf (http://bit.ly/1aTlxRG). After a long day of skiing, there will be live entertainment at Sugarloaf on Friday and Saturday night.
3. EXPLORE BLACK HOLES - Learn more about outer space and black holes in Orono on Friday night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 120 Munson Road. The show explores the history and the physics of black holes. This event is for everyone nine years of age and older. Find more information here: http://bit.ly/K7ADIV
4. SNOWBALL RUN FOR CANCER RESEARCH - Head out to Millinocket for a good cause on Saturday. The Northern Timber Cruisers Snowmobile Club is sponsoring the Snowball Run for Cancer Research, which is a sled pledge ride. All antique and modern-day sleds can participate. Participants will be awarded a plaque and there is a prize for the rider raising the most funds. The event begins at 7:00 a.m. at the Northern Timber Cruisers Club House and Museum with a breakfast.
5. BANGOR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - Get in touch with your musical side on Sunday at the Collins Center for the Arts in Orono. Composer Christopher Tin and Maestro Richman will perform with Anonymous 4. Single tickets are available online : http://bit.ly/1anHYxY. The event begins at 3 p.m.