TODAY

Steamer Dig

2 p.m. in Freeport

Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park offers nature programs year-round every weekend. Today a clam digger will teach about the life and times of the soft-shell clam. Bring mud sneakers or boots. Meet at the benches at the end of the second parking lot. No reservations needed. Free with park admission, which is $1 for ages 5 to 11 and $3 for ages 12 to 64. Call the day of the program for updates, 865-4465.

FRIDAY

Historic Hike

9 a.m. in Bridgton

Join the Loon Echo Land Trust for a hike at Pondicherry Park. Loon Echo Land Trust’s Jon Evans will lead the hike through this 66-acre historic park in the heart of Bridgton. Evans will share stories of the early settlers and explain why many Revolutionary War veterans called Bridgton home. Meet in Bridgton behind the Magic Lantern Theatre, Route 302, at 9 a.m. No cost. All welcome. Call 647-4352.

MONDAY

North Maine Woods Debate

7 p.m. in Lewiston

The Future of Maine’s North Woods will be explored in a public forum in Heritage Hall at the Franco American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. The event is being co-sponsored by the Androscoggin Land Trust, Stanton Bird Club and Bates College. Roxanne Quimby, philanthropist and former owner of Burt’s Bees, has been at work this year trying to advance her proposal to donate 70,000 acres on the east side of Baxter State Park to the National Park Service for use as Maine’s second national park. The National Park Service is currently looking at the possibility of conducting a feasibility study regarding this proposal-a move that has become a hot political issue around the state. Free and open to the public.