Pond Hockey Festival, all weekend, Rangeley

The ninth annual New England Pond Hockey Festival brings together hundreds of hockey fans and puck nuts in a celebration of the game and the season. Registration is closed but the games can be watched beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday on the rinks on Haley Pond behind Rangeley Inn. Helicopter rides will be offered from Haley Pond and food tents will be on the ice near the rinks. The championship games start at 9 a.m. Feb. 1, with the title game slated for 11 a.m. To learn more go to

Scat and Tracks, 1 to 3 p.m., Holden

Come to the Fields Pond Audubon Center for an afternoon searching for animal scat and tracks. The leader is naturalist Gudrun Kezoecze from the Hirundo Wildlife Refuge in Old Town. Cost is $10. To register go to or call 989-2591.


World Record Ride, 11 a.m. Feb. 7, Oquossoc

The Rangeley World Record Snowmobile Ride for Cystic Fibrosis will leave from Bald Mountain Camps in Oquossoc. Last year the group raised $22,000 and had 385 snowmobiles riding for a new world record. The ride starts in Oquossoc and travels to Rangeley. The ride entry is $10, and includes events and fireworks. For information, call 671-7275.

Sled Dog Race, 9 a.m. Feb. 7, Greenville

The ninth annual Plum Creek Wilderness Sled Dog Race takes place across forested mountain trails on land owned by Plum Creek Timberlands and the Appalachian Mountain Club. The 66-mile race starts at 9 a.m. at Leisure Life Resort. A 30-mile race will also be held, and activities will be provided for spectators and families throughout the day at Leisure Life Resort. This event is free to the public. For information, go to or call 695-2421.

Full Moon Hike, 6 p.m. Feb. 2, Jefferson

Join naturalist Lynn Flaccus for a full moon hike and owl prowl at Hidden Valley Nature Center. Come learn to call for owls and identify their calls as you explore some of the 30 miles of trails. This event is great for all ages and abilities. The walk will be a little more than a mile, and the difficulty will vary depending on the ground conditions. Dress warmly with layers, and bring snowshoes if necessary. Bring a headlamp or flashlight. Cost is $5. Register at, or call 200-8840.

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