February 24, 2013

Best Bets


Full Moon Outing / 6 p.m., Biddeford

Join the Eastern Trail Alliance for a full-moon ski, snowshoe or walk along the Eastern Trail. Meet at the ET entrance at the rear of the Southern Maine Medical Center parking lot in Biddeford. Bring snowshoes or Nordic skis. The group will head toward Arundel under the full moon without artificial illumination in hopes of observing nocturnal creatures. The hike will last about an hour and a half. To learn more, call 283-4487 or email folk44@aol.com.



Woodchucks of Gilsland Farm / 7 p.m., Falmouth

Maine Audubon is hosting a free talk on woodchucks by Dr. Chris Maher, who will summarize what she's learned about social organization in the population of these creatures at Gilsland Farm, including the effects of kinship and personality on their behavior. Maine Audubon is located at 20 Gilsland Farm Road. Call 781-2330 ext. 237.


The Work of Farms / March 3 at 2 p.m., Boothbay Harbor

The Boothbay Region Land Trust is offering a seminar on the work of a program called FARMS, Focus on Agriculture in Rural Maine Schools. The local nonprofit connects classrooms, cafeterias, local farms and communities. FARMS' mission is to educate students about good nutrition and the role of local farms in promoting healthy, sustainable communities, and to promote and facilitate farm-to-institution purchasing. This event is free, but registration is requested. Call 633-4818 or email brlt@bbrlt.org.

Outdoor Film Festival / March 9, 7 p.m., Windham

Teens To Trails is hosting the Maine Outdoor Film Festival to benefit teen Outing Club programs. The films will be shown March 9 at Windham High and May 4 at Cony High in Augusta. Both films start at 7 p.m. Teens To Trails is partnering with No Umbrella Media and Three Rivers Whitewater to bring the festival to high school around the state and inspire teens to get active outdoors. Open to the public, the festival features the outdoor films "Turning Tail," "For Those Who Love Padders," "Suncook River Canoe Shop," "D-Rail," "Mainely Boating," "One Day at a Time," "Moments from Hogback" and "Hardwater." Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at www.TeensToTrails.org or at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m. Call 882-9613 or email carol@teenstotrails.org.

-- Compiled by Deirdre Fleming


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