Macaroni Kids is a great resource for family friendly activities in the area.

Kim French, local publisher of Macaroni Kids, joined us in the HOM studio the other day to let us know about some fun, family friendly activities happening in the area this week. Here are a few:

Michael's Camp Creativity: Join Us on a Summer Crafting Journey

Friday, July 8

Crafts every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The first 50 to sign up in store will receive a drawstring backpack.
Where: Michael's, 490 Payne Rd., Scarborough
When: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Who: 3+
How: Walk-in to register in store or register online.
Cost: $5/session, $12/three sessions (in store only)
For more info: Registration begins April 16, 2016 in store. Early bird sign-up special on April 16, 2016--$10/three session. Learn more at

Maine YogaFest 2016

Friday, July 8 through Sunday, July 10

Join us for a weekend of learning, relaxation and inspiration! Our fourth annual festival includes more than 60 yoga workshops, more meditations and an expanded wellness and lifestyle lecture series. Enjoy beautiful Portland, Maine in the summer, live music, local food, great community and lots and lots of yoga! One amazingly soulful weekend.
Where: East End Community School, Portland
When: 7:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Who: All yogis welcome!
How: Get tickets here
Cost: Various costs (see link above)
For more info:

Family-Friendly Circus Cabaret at Circus Maine

Friday, July 15

Always planned for the 3rd weekend of the month at our indoor, climate controlled facility on Thompson's Point with plenty of parking, restrooms, and seating. Circus Maine offers local and international circus acts right here in Portland. Usually 10 acts including Aerial straps, Aerial hoop, Handbalancing, Juggling, Clowning, Acrobatics and more! Beverages by The Bar Association, Live Music by Hadacol Bouncers, and a local Food Truck.Our monthly cabarets feature contemporary circus in an intimate, nightclub setting. Friday & Saturday offer a fun adult atmosphere with low lighting, interesting custom crafted cocktails, and rotating food truck options, with seating arrangements and high top tables to encourage quiet conversation and connection. Sunday matinees are timed to get your kids home in time for bed. There's no alcohol served, and our own students perform during the only intermission.
Where: Thompson's Piint, Portland
When: 7:00 PM
Who: All ages welcome
How: Tickets available at or at door
Cost: Advance Tickets - Youth 14 and under = $12, Adults = $14, and $16 at the door. Fri & Sat door at 6:30 for 7pm show, Sunday door at 3:30 for 4pm show.
For more info:
For more events, check out the following sites: