THURSDAY

Lanes Island Adventure, 10 a.m.-noon in Freeport

Three conservation organizations, along with the towns of Yarmouth and Freeport, are hosting a trip to Lanes Island. Maine Coast Heritage Trust and Maine Island Trail Association will provide limited shuttle services from Winslow Park in Freeport to Lanes Island. Bring your kayak and meet at the landing for a group paddle at 10 a.m. If you are without a boat, contact [email protected] or [email protected] to arrange for the shuttle service. The boat departs from Winslow Park, 11 Grovers Crossing Road, Freeport. Park admission is $3.

UPCOMING

Summer Adventure Race, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., June 24, in Jefferson

The Midcoast Conservancy and Strong Arm Racing are hosting the Maine Summer Adventure Race at Hidden Valley Nature Center. The races – one 10 hours and the other three – will be point-to-point, and involve trail running and off-trail orienteering through forests, biking on roads, and a sea kayaking route. The 10-hour race is a regional qualifier for the U.S. Adventure Racing national championship in Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania. Cost for the races range from $45 to $125, and includes lunch. To learn more, go to midcoastconservancy.org/events.

Family Dairy Day, 9 a.m. June 25 in Portland

The Maine Dairy Promotion Board and Maine dairy farmers are hosting the inaugural Cowabunga 5K and Family Dairy Day in Portland. The event will feature a 5K run and walk, local farmers, baby calves and educational demonstrations. Proceeds will benefit the Howard C. Reiche Community School’s food pantry. The race around Back Cove starts at 9 a.m. Cost for the 5K is $10 for children after June 1, and $20 for adults. The Family Dairy Day is free. For more information or to register, go to drinkmainemilk.org/cowabunga-5k/.

Free paddling camp, 8 a.m., June 27, in Jefferson

The Midcoast Consrvancy is hosting a free SUP and canoe camp for youth ages 9 to 14. Learn to ride on a stand-up paddleboard and paddle a canoe. The class is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. from June 27 to June 29 at Damariscotta Lake. Camp will meet each day at 38 Lake Farm Circle in Jefferson. Come prepared to be outside with a swimsuit. To learn more go to midcoastconservancy.org. To register, write to [email protected] or call 389-5156.

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