Thursday, May 23, 2013
Youth Field Day: 7 a.m. in Phippsburg
Youth outdoors fans can learn to kayak, fly fish, target shoot and track animals at the Phippsburg Sportsmen's Association. The Field Day will be organized with small groups of kids working under the supervision of an experienced youth educator who will teach them the skills needed in each activity. Kayaking will be done on Phippsburg's Center Pond. Other activities will be held at the sportsmen's clubhouse on Route 209. Transportation from the clubhouse to Center Pond and lunch will be provided. No charge.
Walk in the Wildlands: 1 p.m. in Orland
The Great Pond Mountain Wildlands is a treat of a preserve with a wild flavor. The casual walk today is open to families and children of all ages. Meet at the South Gate off Route 1, just south of Route 176 in East Orland. The hike is about three miles along a trail to a beaver dam. Bring sturdy shoes, bug protection and water. Call 223-5039.
Pemaquid Paddlers: 9 a.m. in Damariscotta
This week's journey is around Damariscotta Lake. The put-in is at the public boat launch off Route 213, two miles from the intersection of routes 213 and 215. Participants must provide their own canoe or kayak and wear a life jacket. All trips are free. Paddle is held rain or shine. Call John Will at 677-6380.
Mountain Gathering: 8 p.m., Pinkham Notch, N.H.
The Appalachian Mountain Club's free evening series continues this week. The AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center is on Route 16. For more information, call 603-466-2727.
Tidal Pools: 1 p.m. in Brooksville
Holbrook Island Sanctuary will hold a number of natural-history programs this summer, ranging from beekeeping to bird feeder building. The next program is on intertidal pools and the species that live along the ocean shore. To learn more, go to www.maine.gov/holbrook or call 326-4012.
-- Compiled by Deirdre Fleming