Open Farm Day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Maine farms will be open to the public for the 27th annual Maine Open Farm Day. More than 80 family farms will open their doors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It’s an opportunity for people to learn about Maine food producers and farms. To find a participating farm near you, go to


Blueberry barren, 4 p.m. in Appleton

Join the Georges River Land Trust for a hike through the blueberry barrens on Appleton Ridge off Route 131. Explore the link between pollinators and Maine blueberry production. Francis Drummond, professor of insect ecology and insect pest management at the University of Maine, will lead the hike. Go to or call 594-5166 for more information.


Women fly-fishers, 6 p.m. Aug. 2 in South Portland

Join the Maine Women’s Flyfishers at their next meeting at Sea Dog Brewing Company. Women are invited to learn where local fishing spots are and how to fish them. For more information, email [email protected], or go to the Maine TU Women Flyfishers Facebook page.

Clam digging, 10 a.m. Aug. 10 in Georgetown

Join the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust for their annual lesson in clam digging. At Reid State Park in Georgetown, the public will be taught how to dig for clams by Georgetown shellfish warden Jon Hentz. Hentz will share clam digging techniques, as well as information about the local clam-harvesting industry. Participants will discover the importance of clean water to the clams and the harvesters that dig them. The program is free and open to all, but the park entrance fee is required for admission to Reid State Park. To learn more, go to or call 442-8400.

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