Gardens Aglow, 4 p.m. in Boothbay Harbor

The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens officially closed for the season in October, but the staff has transformed the central gardens. Nearly 200,000 lights have been strung in one of the largest light displays in Maine. In addition to dramatic lighting, visitors can enjoy food and drinks in the Kitchen Garden Cafe. Tickets range from $6 to $12, and registration is required. The gardens are open from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday. To learn more, go to


Free Ski, 9:30 a.m. Jan. 2 in Jefferson

Join Hidden Valley Nature Center for a free cross-country skiing clinic. The clinic welcomes skiers of all abilities, ages 5 to 12. Registration is required. The Nature Center is located at 131 Egypt Rd. To learn more, go to

How Animals Survive, 10 a.m. Jan. 11 in Damariscotta

Homeschooled children can learn in a class at the Damariscotta River Association how animals survive winter. Classes are held the second Monday of each month and include hiking and journaling. Cost is $5. To register, go to or call 563-1393.

Tuckahoe Preserve, 10 a.m. Jan. 23 in Berwick

Explore this 108-acre preserve in Berwick along the Salmon Falls River. Great Works Land Trust board member Michael Wright of Berwick will lead this ski/snowshoe trek on Beaver Dam Heath. Meet in the parking area on Hubbard Road, 4.3 miles north of Berwick center. It is located 3.4 miles north of the turn off Rochester Road. The Great Works Land Trust “Hike Today” sign will be on the road. Registration is required, cost is $5. To learn more, go to

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