January 27, 2013

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SATURDAY

Doggone Fun all day in Greenville

The Plum Creek Wilderness sled dog race will draw mushers, canine athletes and spectators to the trails of the Moosehead Lake region for two sled dog competitions. In addition to the races, activities for spectators and families are scheduled throughout the day, including child and adult snowshoe races, a snowman building contest, educational exhibits and programs, and an evening bonfire. The 100-mile race starts at 9 a.m.; the 30-mile race begins at 10 a.m. The 100-mile event is one of only three long-distance races in New England. Visit www.100milewildernessrace.org.

Mid-Coast Sanctuary Tour 9 a.m. to noon, Georgetown

Josephine Newman Audubon Sanctuary is a 119-acre preserve in the heart of midcoast Maine. A hidden gem bounded on two sides by salt marsh, the sanctuary features more than 2.5 miles of trails that traverse meadows, coastline, forest and rocky ridges. Maine Audubon will guide a short trek there this week. Cost is $20. Visit www.maineaudubon.org.

UPCOMING

Baxter's Rare Tales 7 p.m. Feb. 6, Portland

The Maine Outdoor Adventure Club's monthly meeting will feature John Neff and Howard Whitcomb sharing their knowledge of the Katahdin region's history and the creation of Baxter State Park. Their new book, "Baxter State Park and Katahdin," draws on rich collections of archival images, many never published, dating back to the 19th century. Among the topics discussed will be tales of native peoples, accounts of early scientific explorations, chronicles of adventurers, and the spirited era of logging and sporting camps. The monthly meeting is free and open to the public. Meetings are at the Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church at 524 Allen Avenue. Visit www.moac.org.

Wildlife Films Feb. 8 in Thomaston

The Georges River Land Trust and The Highlands Coffee House are offering a winter film series, held at 7 p.m. the second Friday of each month at the coffee house. The next film is "In the Blood." Admission is free. For more information, call 594-5166.

Friend of the Trail 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21, Brunswick

The Maine Appalachian Trail Club's newly created group, The Friends of the Appalachian Trail in Maine, will host an evening with lectures and stories at the Frontier Cafe, 14 Maine Street in Fort Andross. Seating for the free event is limited to 85, so participants are encouraged to sign up at friends@matc.org or www.facebook.com/MaineATC.

 – Compiled by Deirdre Fleming

 

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