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HERE

MUSIC THEATER DEBUTS
IN MAINE

Calling all music lovers: Vinegar Hill Music Theater recently debuted as southern Maine’s newest live arts entertainment venue. The former Arundel Barn Playhouse was purchased in December, and new owners Tim Harrington and Deb Lennon spent the winter sprucing it up with renovations and additions such as new balcony seating boxes, a full service bar and upgraded acoustics and sound systems. Under the creative director George Dvorsky, the venue aims to be a place for the community to gather, socialize, and watch some great performances by authors, entertainers and musicians in a variety of genres including cabaret, classical, rock, folk, and blues. Upcoming offerings include performances by Livingston Taylor, Rickie Lee Jones, Maria Muldaur, Maureen McGovern, and John Whelan’s Low Lily “Irish Americana.” Tickets $20-$170. 207-985-5552, vinegarhillmusic.com

HISTORIC INN OFFERS
VERMONT CULTURE PACKAGE

Take advantage of a spiffy new deal for art, history, and culture lovers offered at the family-owned Inn at Manchester. Located on four acres between the Taconic and Green Mountains, the historic inn’s 21
guestrooms and 12 suites are convenient to the region’s cultural institutions, and their Vermont Culture package includes two nights’ accommodations; hearty farmhouse breakfast daily; two tickets to Hildene (the Lincoln family home); two tickets to the Southern Vermont Arts Center; and two tickets to the American Museum of Fly Fishing. Available through Dec. 31; from $340 in a standard room, double occupancy. 802-362-1793, innatmanchester .com.

THERE

EXOTIC TRAVELS IN DJIBOUTI
Those seeking adventures amidst stunning landscapes in an off-the-track destination may want to consider Intrepid Travel’s small group trip, Expedition Djibouti — Footsteps of the Afar. This 13-day tour in the French and Arabic-speaking Horn of Africa offers a mix of fun challenges such as hiking to the top of a volcano, snorkeling alongside whale sharks, riding in a camel caravan, floating in Lac Assal (a crater lake said to be the saltiest in the world) and sleeping under the stars in nomad-style tents. The trip also includes visits to a national park (where leopards are still seen), beachside swimming and kite-flying, and treks to local markets in historic towns. Departs Nov. 13. $3,255. 800-970-7299, www.intrepidtravel.com/djibouti/expedition-djibouti-footsteps-afar-99836

OWN A PIECE
OF PARADISE FOR $49

Feeling lucky? On July 26, an Australian family is giving away an island resort in a worldwide raffle. It costs a mere $49 to enter, and the lucky ticket holder will win 100 percent share of Kosrae Nautilus Resort Inc., which has been running for 21 years. Located in Micronesia, a subregion of Oceania comprising thousands of small islands in the western Pacific, the resort and scuba business is debt-free, profitable and staffed by 16 long term employees. The prize includes a 16-room hotel on three acres, restaurant, scuba diving center, private beach, 32-foot pool, two dive boats, three fully-furnished private apartments, eight motor vehicles, and $10,000 in a business bank account. The winner can choose to run the operation or have the current manager run things. The raffle will be broadcast live via YouTube or Facebook Live. Good luck! wintheislandestates.com/enter/

EVERYWHERE

ORGANIC SKIN CARE
TRAVEL PACK

Finding natural and organic travel-sized skin care products that meet TSA carryon standards (3 ounces or less) can be challenging. Sally B’s Skin Yummies has shrunk down six of its most popular skin-loving products into easy-to-pack travel sizes and tucked them into an organic cotton, zip top pouch. Each product is sized for several days worth of use, and every bag includes Tamanu Luxury Facial Cleanser, Daytime Antioxidant Serum, Nighttime Antioxidant Serum, Peptide Booster Serum, Get Even Finishing Powder, and Carrot Facial Dream Cream. $48. 877-344-4537, www.sallybskinyummies.com/collections/all/products/the-traveler
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