Solstice Celebration

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Boothbay Harbor

Hike Penny Lake Preserve with environmental educators from the Boothbay Region Land Trust. Afterward build yule logs to celebrate the season. Free and open to the public. Meet at Penny Lake Preserve, behind the Hannaford in Boothbay Harbor. Call 633-4818 to register. 


Flora and Fauna

1 p.m. in Hinckley

Ever wonder why we hang lights on a fir tree? Or why the partridge sits in the pear tree and not the apple tree? Find out at the holiday flora and fauna program at the L.C. Bates museum. Children will make a fun craft to take home at the end of the program. The museum is in Hinckley on Route 201 at the Good Will-Hinckley campus. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for youths. Call 238-4250. 


Timber Harvest Lesson

5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Appleton

Georges River Land Trust is offering a presentation about its timber harvesting demonstration preserve at the Mildred Stevens Williams Memorial Library in Appleton. The land trust is embarking on a small timber harvest on 16 acres in its 124-acre Appleton Preserve. For more information, call 594-5166. 


Winter Hiking Workshop

6 p.m. in Freeport

Learn about winter hiking skills at an Appalachian Mountain Club seminar. The event is an introductory course for experienced three-season hikers and a refresher course for experienced winter hikers. Attendees can sign up for upcoming trips offered by the AMC. Free and open to the public. The seminar is at the Freeport Community Library. Call 215-5306. 


Davis Stream Hike

1:30 p.m. in Jefferson

Life abounds in the woodlands in winter; find out just how vibrant that life is at a hike led by the Damariscotta Lake Watershed Association. Learn how plants, trees, birds and wildlife survive during winter. Meet at the Damariscotta Lake Watershed Association headquarters on 38 Lake Farm Circle in Jefferson. Free and open to the public. Donations welcome. Call 563-1363. 


Salmon Club Lecture

7:30 p.m. in Scarborough

Duncan Barnes and Mac McKeever of the Coastal Conservation Association will speak on the state of striped bass fishing in Maine and beyond. The Saco River Salmon Club meeting will take place at the conference center inside Cabela’s retail store at the corner of the Haigis Parkway and Payne Road in Scarborough. The presentation is free and open to the public. Barnes is Maine state chairman and McKeever is president of the Coastal Conservation Association. To learn more, go to