Stargazing, 6 to 9 p.m. in Jefferson

Join the Midcoast Conservancy and Central Maine Astronomical Society at Hidden Valley Nature Center and learn how to observe dark skies. Saturday will offer a waxing crescent moon, one of the best times to observe the moon’s craters. It also will offer a chance to observe earthshine, a Lunar phenomenon where sunlight is reflected off the Earth, gently illuminating the moon. There is a $5 suggested donation. Bring your own binoculars, a headlamp or flashlight, and plenty of warm clothes. After arriving at the main gate, walk a third of a mile to The Barn. If Saturday offers poor visibility, the event will be postponed to Sunday. For questions, call 389-5150.

Chainsaw Class, April 23-24 in Jefferson

The Midcoast Conservancy will offer a chainsaw safety class at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson. By the end of the class, students will have the knowledge to properly maintain their sawss and use them safely to buck firewood, fell trees and perform trail work. Participants don’t need a chainsaw. The cost is $150. For more info, go to

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