December 2, 2012

Best Bets


Gray Ghost Fly Tying Club

in Yarmouth

The Gray Ghosts Fly Tying Club is sponsored by the Sebago Chapter of Trout Unlimited. It is a group of fly tiers from all skill levels who share a love for hand-crafted flies. Meetings are open to the public and are held at First Parish Church in Yarmouth from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of every month in the winter, except where holidays conflict. There is no charge, although a $2 donation is requested to pay for the cost of materials. For more information, call 749-1593.


Ski Mountaineering

7 to 9 p.m. in Portland

The monthly meeting for the Maine Outdoor Adventure Club will feature a free seminar on ski mountaineering by Jon Tierney, an internationally  certified mountaineer guide. The meeting is at Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church.


Eyes on Owls in Falmouth,

10:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Maine Audubon’s annual live owl seminar typically draws more than 100 and sells out, so register early. Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for children. There will be three shows, which include a hooting lesson, an entertaining slide show, and a close-up look at several species. The morning show is suitable for children. Call 781-2330 ext. 211.

Fly Fishing Show

9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Portland

The Maine Fly Fishing Show will be held at the Portland Elks Club. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for kids. More than 40 vendors, outfitters and guides will be on hand to talk about fly fishing. Proceeds benefit the Maine TU Youth Trout Camp.

Family Hikes

10 a.m. in Boothbay

The Boothbay Region Land Trust has started a yea-long seminar that features family hikes on the second Saturday of each month. A naturalist will lead participants on a kid-friendly hike on one of the land trust’s preserves for about an hour. There are 19 preserves with 30 miles of hiking trails scattered throughout the Boothbay peninsula. Saturday’s hike is on the Gregory trail. From Boothbay Harbor, go north to the monument in Boothbay Center. Turn left onto Corey Lane. Continue until you reach Barters Island Road. Turn right and travel 1.7 miles to Sawyers Island Road, then go to the trail head on the left. For information, call 633-4818.

– Compiled by Deirdre Fleming


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