Whale Tales, 6:30 p.m. in Wells

York County Audubon will hold a talk about whale conservation at the Mather Auditorium of the Wells Reserve. The presentation will be by David Wiley, the research coordinator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency at the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Wiley is leading a multi-organizational study using advanced telemetry and novel visualization software to explore the underwater behavior of endangered whales. The program is free and open. For more information, call 251-1135 or go to yorkcountyaudubon.org.


Maine Woods Destinations, 7 p.m. April 28 in Holden

The Appalachian Mountain Club of Maine hosts a presentation about Baxter State Park and the Maine Woods Initiative. There’s a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. and the presentation at 7. Peter Roderick will share stories of winter adventures in the park and the AMC’s 67,000-acre initiative in the Maine woods. The talk is at the Fields Pond Audubon Center in Holden. No cost. All welcome.

Bike Swap, April 26 in Portland

The Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s Portland Bike Swap will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 26 at the University of Southern Maine’s Sullivan Gym in Portland. Hundreds of bicycles will be for sale, including mountain bikes, road bikes, classic cruisers, kids’ bikes and hybrids. Volunteers will be on hand to help with pricing and bike fitting. Admission is $3, with free admission for USM students as well as children 12 and under. The swap also features a quick and easy online bike registration system that will make it easier to sell a bike. Those wanting to sell bicycles should register them online at bikemaine.org/swap. For more information, call 623-4511.

Naturalist Training, 10 a.m. April 29 in Holden

Fields Pond Audubon Center welcomes volunteer naturalists to come learn how to lead nature hikes for students in kindergarten through fourth grade. No previous knowledge or experience is necessary. Content will be provided that prepares volunteer naturalists for the walks, as well as some tips and techniques for success. There are numerous school trips reserved already on weekdays in May and June. The next training session is 10 a.m. to noon on April 29. The following one is from 1 to 3 p.m. on May 1. For more information, call 989-2591.

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