Revolutionary War Encampment, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Kittery
The Friends of Fort McClary are sponsoring their Revolutionary War Encampment with cannon firing demonstrations, cooking and craft demonstrations, and games from the colonial periods. The event is free but there is a state park fee of $2 for Maine residents, $3 for those from out of state and $1 for those over 65. The encampments provide a living history presentation of life at the fort and the history of Kittery Point. To learn more, go to www.fortmcclary.org.
Interesting Insects, 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Edgecomb
Visit Singing Meadows Preserve and join the Boothbay Region Land Trust for a seminar on insects. Entomologist Clay Kirby will lead this hike in search of insects. Singing Meadows is located on Cross Point Road. For more information go to www.bbrlt.org or call 633-4818.
Wildlife Chainsaw Art, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Gray
The Maine Wildlife Park is featuring a group of chainsaw artists next weekend. See the creative process used by chainsaw artists to turn wood into wildlife images. Four chainsaw artists will be on hand to demonstrate how it’s done. The park has more than 30 species of native wildlife, plus wildlife gardens and nature trails. Admission is $5 for youth ages 4 to 12, $7 for adults and $5 for seniors. The park is owned and operated by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. For more information go to www.mainewildlifepark.com.
Birds, raptors and bugs, all day Aug. 23 and 24, Freeport
The Freeport Wild Bird Supply is turning 10 years old and as a thank you for the community interest in its bird walks, hawk watches and nature trips, the store owners are celebrating with programs throughout the weekend at their Freeport store, located at 541 Route 1. The weekend lineup begins Saturday with a free bird walk at 8 a.m. In the afternoon, Chewonki will give a presentation on bugs and another on owls. All welcome, no cost. To learn more, go to www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com.
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