Live Animals, 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Topsham

Cathance River Education Alliance and the Topsham Public Library will host a program on predator animals. The program will include a live owl, bat and turtle from the Chewonki Foundation. Predators often hold the key to the overall health of the ecosystem because they have developed superior skills to survive in the wild. This program will help explain why. The program, which is free and open to the public, will be at the Topsham Public Library. To learn more, go to creamaine.org.


Growing Good Timber, 10 a.m. Dec. 6 in Jefferson

Join Hidden Valley Nature Center for a class led by forester Paul Miller and learn some basic tenets of growing trees for future markets. The two-hour class will cover topics like crop management as well as hands-on skills like grading standing trees and pruning. Cost is $15. To register, go to hvnc.org/registration.

Full Moon Hike, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 7 in Jefferson

The winter full-moon hiking season begins at Hidden Valley Nature Center with a hike that will include star gazing, owl calling and a warming hut break. Suggested donation is $5. To register, go to hvnc.org/registration.

Moon Walk, 6 p.m. Dec. 6, in Biddeford

Join the Eastern Trail Alliance, for a full moon walk on the Biddeford section of the off-road, woods trail. Meet at 6 p.m. at the rear of the Southern Maine Health Care parking lot in Biddeford. No flashlights or pets. To learn more, write to [email protected] or call 283-4487.

– Send calendar items to Deirdre Fleming at [email protected]