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Grab your rainbow flag and head to Salem for the second annual North Shore Pride Parade and Festival June 29. The day begins with an ecumenical service at 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter’s Church, followed by a parade at noon led by Mayor Kimberly Driscoll. Afternoon festivities on the Salem Common include live entertainment by Johnny Blazes and the Pretty Boys, singer-songwriter Chelsea Berry, and more. Free.

First Annual Maine YogaFest in Portland.Handout


The first annual Maine YogaFest will be held at the East End Community School in Portland (July 13-14). The diverse program allows participants to sample a range of yoga styles offered by more than 30 teachers and 20 studios. A three-workshop pass ($90) and five-workshop pass ($125) include admittance to 90-minute workshops; access to the Friends & Family Yoga Party and the “Vendor Village” (both with local music, food, vendors, and more); a lecture from a health and wellness specialist; and a $5 charitable donation to Preble Street of Portland.



The Arleigh Burke DDG 51 Class Destroyer at Bath Iron Works.Fred Field for the Boston Globe

Climb aboard the Bath Iron Works trolley for a one-hour narrated tour of one of America’s largest shipyards. Learn how US Navy destroyers are built and how the shipyard has changed since its founding in the late 1800s. New this year: a larger trolley accommodates more visitors, and the season is extended two weeks (through Oct. 26). One tour daily, Mon-Sat, with a second tour on weekdays in July and August. Reservations recommended. Fee includes admission to the Maine Maritime Museum. Adults $35, age 17 and under $15. Not recommended for children under 12. 207-443-1316,


The Space Shuttle Atlantis.BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images

On June 29, the Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex celebrates the grand opening of the new $100 million home of Space Shuttle Atlantis. The 90,000-square-foot attraction features up-close, 360-degree multilevel views of the shuttle, bringing visitors nose-to-nose with Atlantis — with payload bay doors open as if it were floating in space. Guests are invited to “be an astronaut” by using more than 60 interactive, touch-screen experiences and high-tech simulators that focus on achievements made during the shuttle program, including building the International Space Station, and launching and maintaining the Hubble Space Telescope. Adults $50, children ages


3-11 $40.  877-313-2610, www.Kenne


The Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado in Santa Fe. Handout

Every summer, opera lovers flock to northern New Mexico to enjoy open-air theater productions by The Santa Fe Opera. Located in the colorful Sangre de Cristo Mountains, this summer’s festival season (June 28-Aug. 24) features operas by Mozart, Verdi, Rossini, and more. 800-280-4654, The Opera Lovers Package offered by the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe includes luxury casita guest room accommodations, two tickets to the opera of your choice, pre-opera dinner, and round-trip shuttle transfers to the opera. Rates from $819 per night, three-night minimum.  505-946-5700,

ThermaCELL Outdoor Insect Repellent LanternHandout


Generate light and repel insects with ThermaCELL Outdoor Insect-Repellent Lantern. Perfect for camping trips, barbeques, and picnics, this rugged and easily portable outdoor LED lantern provides a 15-by-15-foot mosquito-free zone. Rather than emitting a harmful toxin, the lantern uses allethrin, an artificial version of a natural insecticide found in chrysanthemums. Designed with a frosted globe, it offers two illumination settings, and is silent and odor free. The butane cartridge that powers the repellent lasts 12 hours, $31.99. 866-753-3837, www



When Rand McNally published its inaugural Road Atlas in 1924, a gallon of gasoline cost an average of 21 cents. Now, with gas at an average of $3.55, the Road Atlas is easier than ever to use. Rand McNally is celebrating the 90th anniversary of its “Great American Road Trip” by launching its first iPad app ($4.99) and eBook version ($4.99) of the iconic book featuring easy to use maps, state facts and figures, and editor-curated road trips. Both formats work offline, allowing use even in rural areas. Also available in book format ($13.95).  www.rand