December 9, 2012

Best Bets


Swordfish Hunters

7 p.m. in Rockland

Bruce Bourque, the Maine State Museum Chief Archaeologist, will be at Friends of Maine's Seabird Islands to sign and talk about his new book, "The Swordfish Hunters: The History and Ecology of an Ancient American Sea People." The book explores the story of the Red Paint People. For information, call 594-0600. 


It's a Wild Life

7 p.m. in Thomaston

This free winter film series, hosted by the Georges River Land Trust and The Highlands Coffee House, will feature "Life by Lobster," a film about five young Maine lobstermen. For more information, call 594-5166. 


Animal Tracks

1 p.m. in Hinckley

The amazing amounts of animal traffic in the Maine woods becomes clear in winter after a snowfall. Come on a winter trail walk at the L.C. Bates Museum at Good Will-Hinckley Homes for Boys and Girls to uncover the winter world outside. After the walk, children will create track flash cards to bring home for easy identification in their own backyard. For more information, call 238-4250 or go to


Winter Skills

Dec. 17 in Falmouth

The Maine Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club is hosting a winter outings skills workshop at the Gilsland Farm Maine Audubon Center. AMC Maine Chapter leaders Peter Broderick and Laura Flight will discuss clothing, gear, snow travel and other essential knowledge to prepare yourself for outdoor outings in the winter. This event is intended as an introduction course for experienced three-season hikers and a refresher for experienced winter adventurers. The free workshop starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call 215-5306.

Where to Fish

7 p.m., Dec. 18 in Westbrook

The Sebago Chapter of Trout Unlimited has worked with the state to develop a presentation describing more than 20 places to fly fish in southwestern Maine. Come join them at the next chapter meeting at American Legion Post 62. No cost. For more information, e-mail 

-- Compiled by Deirdre Fleming


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