Nature programs / 2 p.m. in Freeport

Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park is offering free nature programs daily through Labor Day. The programs include nature walks and talks about wildlife. Programs last an hour and are suitable for all ages. Meet at the benches at the park’s second parking lot. Today’s program is about pine trees. For more information, go to, or call 865-4465.


Nature writing / 1 p.m. in Jefferson

Explore your feelings in relation to nature and wildlife. Sharon Gallant, a high school science teacher, recently completed the Maine Master Naturalist course and will be leading a seminar on nature journaling. Suggested donation is $15. Call 586-6752 or go to


A taste of Qigong / 5:30-6:30 p.m., Boothbay

Come learn about the ancient Chinese exercise of Qigong at the Boothbay Region Land Trust’s Porter Preserve. The peaceful setting at Memorial Grove along the Sheepscot River will be the site of this demonstration. Limited to 12 participants. To sign up or learn more, go to or call 633-4818.


Pemaquid paddlers / 9 a.m. in Damariscotta

The midcoast paddling troupe will be checking out the Damariscotta River this week. The put-in is at the Damariscotta Town Landing off the municipal parking lot in downtown Damariscotta. Participants must provide their own canoe or kayak and wear a life jacket. All trips are free. Paddle is held rain or shine. Call 677-6380.

— Compiled by Deirdre Fleming