Baxter’s Rare Tales

7 p.m. in 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 to the 19th century. Among the topics to be 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 meeting, held at the Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church at 524 Allen Ave., is free and open to the public. Visit


Wildlife Films

7 p.m. 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

Feb. 21 in 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 St., in Fort Andross. Seating for the free event is limited to 85, so participants are encouraged to sign up at [email protected] or

— Compiled by Deirdre Fleming