Ugly Fly Tying, 6:30 p.m. in Yarmouth

Come learn to tie ugly flies with moderator Rod McGarry and featured tier McCauley Lord, who is known for his published work, “The L.L. Bean Fly Casting Handbook.” Lord ties terrible-looking flies but they catch a lot of fish. Come learn why at the Sebago Trout Unlimited fly-tying class. Tying gear will be available for those who need it. For more information, email flyrodmcgarry@gmail.com.


Reid State Park Birds, 8:30 a.m. in Bath

Join Merrymeeting Audubon and Doug Suitor on a search for coastal birds, including grebes, loons and scoters. The birding group also will look for short-eared owls, purple sandpipers and wintering songbirds. Dress warmly. Bring lunch or a snack. Meet at the CVS parking lot at the Bath Plaza to carpool. The group will go birding until about 12:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.



Winter Carnival, 10 a.m. Feb. 8, Waterville

Waterville’s Winter Carnival will take place at the Quarry Road Recreation Area off North Street. No cost. Donations go toward the trails. Activities include Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, winter bike demonstrations, sledding and dog sled rides. Food from local restaurants will be offered, with a suggested “buck-a-cup” donation. Organizers ask that dogs be left home. For more information or to volunteer, call 680-4744.

Bald Eagle Telemetry, 7 p.m. Feb. 25, Brunswick

Chris Desorbo, director of the raptor program at the Biodiversity Research Institute, will discuss research efforts around Maine’s bald eagle population. The talk will be held at Curtis Memorial Library and is sponsored by Merrymeeting Audubon. For more information, call 807-3679.

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