May 20, 2018
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By Jeff Strout, BDN Staff

BANGOR — Join Bangor Land Trust at 10 a.m. March 12 for a late winter snowshoe trek through Northeast Penjajawoc and see how the preserve looks at the end of winter. A copy of Bangor Land Trust’s new Northeast Penjajawoc Preserve Educational Trail Map will be given to all who come. Meet at the BLT kiosk on Kittredge Road. From Stillwater Avenue near the Bangor Mall, drive north on Kittredge Road about a mile to the end of the pavement. You’ll see the BLT kiosk on the left.

BLUE HILL — Join MERI as penguin expert Dyan deNapoli gives a personal account of what happened when he led an effort to save 40,000 penguins on the coast of South Africa from an oil spill and helped ensure that nearly all of the penguins were rehabilitated. There will be a reception at 6 p.m. before the 7 p.m. talk Thursday, March 10, at the MERI Center, 55 Main St. Call 207-374-2135 for information.

BRADLELY — If the snow cover is good Sunday, March 6, the Maine Forest and Logging Museum will host horse-drawn sled rides looping through the forest and around the village for about 30 minutes commencing at the Blacksmith Shop. Riders are reminded to dress warmly and bring a blanket to sit on. $8 for an adult, $4 for a child (ages 2-12 years).

BROOKS — State-approved ATV course at Brooks Fire Department, 6-9 p.m. March 8 and 15. Call 568-3426 or register at

CARIBOU — State-approved bowhunting course at Caribou Adult Education, 6-9:30 p.m. March 8-9 and 6-9 p.m. March 10. Call 493-4272.

GREENVILLE — Moosehead Lake Vacation & Sport will sponsor an ice-fishing derby on Moosehead Lake, March 5-12. The weigh-in will be held at Moosehead Bait & Tackle, 4008 Rockwood Road.

LINCOLN — A state-approved hunter safety course will be held at the Ballard Hill Rec Center, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 12-13. Call 794-6548.

PRESQUE ISLE — Aroostook Women’s XC Ski Day will be Saturday, March 6, at the Nordic Heritage Center. The morning begins with a Zumba warm up, ski clinics and snowshoe tours. After lunch there will be ski review clinics and tours, snowshoe tours, yoga, healthy lifestyles discussion, massage and ski care-wax clinic. The $40 cost will cover all activities including lunch and ski equipment rental. Visit or call 762-6972 for information.

GREENVILLE — Moosehead Lake Vacation & Sport ice-fishing derby on Moosehead Lake, March 5-12. Weigh-in at Moosehead Bait & Tackle, 4008 Rockwood Road.

HOLDEN — Construct and decorate a nature journal with Orono artist Valerie Wallace. Then enjoy a guided nature walk with FPAC Director Matt Dubel to get inspired to write. Nature journaling 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at Fields Pond Audubon Center in Holden. $15 for Maine Audubon members, $20 nonmembers. Discount available for families. Advance registration required. Call 989-2591.

PRESQUE ISLE — University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Outdoor Adventure Program cross-country skiing, March 4 at Aroostook State Park. Transportation departs Gentile Hall at 1 p.m. Those needing equipment are asked to arrive at Gentile Hall by 12:30 p.m. Cost for public is $5. For information, contact Kim McCrea at 768-9401.

ROCKPORT — State-approved hunter safety course at Camden Hills High School 6-9 p.m. March 7, 22 and 23. Home-study course requires participants to attend all sessions and study at home. Call 236-7800, ext. 274, or register online at

WATERVILLE — Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers statewide ice-fishing derby March 6. Weigh-in at Ray Haskell Ford on Kennedy Memorial Drive in Waterville.

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