Maine Outdoor Adventure Club monthly meeting, Jeff Burgess will present “Honeymooning on Kilimanjaro,” 7 p.m. Wednesday, Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, 524 Allen Ave., Portland. FMI:

Map and compass classes, Recreational Outreach Center at Messiah Christian Church, 2700 Route 1, Wells, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Feb. 23. For those who have taken a hunter’s safety class. Space is limited. For more information, call 985-9287, or e-mail [email protected]

Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary in Lewiston, training for volunteer environmental education guides for schoolchildren. 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursday through March 31 at the USM campus in Lewiston. To learn more, call Susan Hayward at 782-5238 or e-mail [email protected]

Georges River Land Trust will present a slide show on trekking in Nepal at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hope Library. Sandie Sabaka will present photos of her trek in the Mount Everest region. Refreshments will be served.

Winter Carnival, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Quarry Road Recreation Area in Waterville. Ski, snowshoe and walking tours of the trails, snowshoe races, ski instruction, winter biking demos, sledding and a hands-on laser biathlon demo. Trailside food and hot beverages will be provided complements of local restaurants. To learn more, call 680-4744.

Ice Fishing Derby, sponsored by Royal River Rod & Gun Club, Sabbathday Lake in New Gloucester, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Registration at Sabbathday Lake Grange Hall. Prizes for the largest fish by weight of any species. Food and beverages available. Door prizes. Tickets are $10; available on the day of the derby or call Roger Hines at 926-3943. FMI: e-mail [email protected]

Trivia Snowmobile Ride hosted by Windham Drifters Snowmobile Club. Register from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday behind Richardson’s Ski-doo in Windham. $5. FMI: Call 892-8251.

Community Bicycle Center ice bike and skating fundraiser, 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Westbrook Skating Rink, 234 Pool St., Biddeford. $5. FMI: or call 282-9700.

Winter Fest, 10 a.m. Saturday, at Johnson Field off Route 35 in Standish. There will be a snowmobile safety check, poker rally and food will be available. FMI: Call Jim Durgin, 329 1967.

Hidden Valley Nature Center, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Meet at the entrance on Egypt Road in Jefferson. Pack a lunch. $5 donation suggested for use of the trails. To register, please contact [email protected] or 430-0106.

Wilderness Sled Dog Races, Saturday in Greenville. Two races will begin and end at the Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Headquarters on Village Street. Activities for spectators are scheduled throughout the day, including children’s snowshoe races, a snowman contest, educational exhibits and programs, and a bonfire. Start time for the 100-mile race is 9 a.m. and the 30-mile begins at 11 a.m. For more information, go online to or call 695-2421. 

Looking ahead

Fishing Derby to benefit Pine Tree Camp for handicapped children and adults, 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 12. Weigh-in at Sweet Dreams Store in Smithfield. Tickets are $2, three for $5, nine for $10, and are available at area stores and bait shops. For more information, call 431-2780 or 431-4941. 


Walk-On Adventures, L.L.Bean, Freeport. Snowshoeing, 9:30 a.m. to noon, and cross-country skiing, 1 to 3 p.m., every Saturday and Sunday through March, conditions permitting. Equipment provided. $15. Call 1-877-755-2326 or stop by the information desk in the Discovery Lobby.

Portland Trails Winter Walks, 8:45 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Fore River Trail. Register by e-mailing [email protected] or calling 775-2411. Portland Trails has snowshoes available (free for members, $5/non-members) that can be reserved.

Weekly Bird Walk, 8 a.m. Thursdays at Gilsland Farm, off Route One, Falmouth, $5 for Maine Audubon members, $8 for nonmembers. Bring binoculars and a field guide and meet in the visitor center parking lot. FMI: Call 781-2330, ext. 209.

Snowshoeing at Inland Woods/Pine Ridge Trails in Waterville, 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Head lamps required. Meet at the trail head behind Inland Hospital, 200 Kennedy Memorial Drive. FMI: e-mail [email protected] or call 861-3292.

Bird Walks, 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesdays through March 9, George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History at College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor. FMI: e-mail [email protected] or call 288-5395.

Tracking Walks, 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays through March 10. Learn to identify tracks and signs of creatures. Meet at the George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor. FMI: e-mail [email protected] or call 288-5395.