Free Ski, 9:30 a.m. 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 required. The Nature Center is located on 131 Egypt Road in Jefferson. To learn more go to


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

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

Nature Writing, Jan. 19 in Augusta

A six-part nature writing workshop will be held at the Viles Arboretum in Augusta. Instructor Andrea Lani, a certified Maine Master Naturalist, will teach how to write about the natural world. Cost is $45 for all six classes and a membership to the arboretum. Space is limited. To register contact the arboretum at 621-0031.

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

Great Works Regional Land Trust board member Michael Wright of Berwick will lead a ski or snowshoe trek, weather permitting, as part of the now annual tour out 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. Registration required. Cost is $5. To learn more go to

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