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Things to do Outdoors

Posted May 04, 2011, at 2:25 p.m.

BANGOR —Jim Hinds will lead a vernal pool walk on the Northeast Penjajawoc Preserve at 9 a.m. May 7. Water level is likely to be higher than your normal rubber boots, so if you want to find egg masses yourself, you will either need to wear waders or get wet. Meet at the Northeast Penjajawoc Preserve kiosk on the Kittredge Road in Bangor, just north of the Bangor Mall. For information visit www.bangorlandtrust.org.

CALAIS — Anyone interested in kayaking is invited to enjoy the magic of historic St. Croix Island on a 3-hour sea kayak trip on Sunday, May 8, led by Washington County Community College Adventure Recreation and Tourism student Aaron Moody. This trip includes all equipment, an introductory paddling lesson, and an interpretive presentation of the history of St. Croix Island. Cost is $10 per person. Call 454-1060 to register or for more information.

FARMINGTON —The University of Maine at Farmington Fitness and Recreation Center will hold a kayak and canoe fun run and race on the Sandy River on Mother’s Day, May 8. The race features an approximate 10-mile paddle and will start at 1 p.m., in Strong at the American Legion and end in Fairbanks at the Little League ball field on Route 4. Registration fees are $10 per person, $5 for mothers and UMF students. Registration forms can be completed on site the day of the race from 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. For race rules, registration form, or more information, visit the UMF Fitness and Recreation website at http://frc.umf.maine.edu/, or call at 778-7495.

LINCOLN — The Dwinal Pond 4 Seasons Club and the Penobscot Off Road Riders are offering a free ATV Safety Course at Ballard Hill Community Center beginning at 9 a.m. May 7. A free lunch will be provided. To register, contact the Lincoln town office at 794-3372 or online at www.lincolnmaine.org for a registration form. For more information, visit http://www.dwinalpond.com/.

ORONO — The Orono Land Trust  is looking for volunteers to assist with trail maintenance at a variety of locations on the annual “OLT Trail Day” beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 7. Assignments include spreading wood chips on trails, repairing and painting the Orono Bog boardwalk, picking up trash accumulated over the winter, and clearing brush along trails.  Bring work gloves and tools. For information, contact Gail White at 866-0041. Refreshments will be provided for volunteers.

SCARBOROUGH — Cabela’s is kicking off spring with the NRA Shooting Sports & Women’s Weekend May 7-8. Highlights include the a firearms showcase 10 a.m. – 4 p.m,. Q & A with Master Maine Guide and female Capt. Robin Thayer, 10:30 a.m.; Maintenance and Cleaning of Firearms, 11 a.m.; Ladies Bullseye Scarborough Fish and Game, 11:30 a.m.; Gun Safes and Storage, noon; Casting for Recovery, 12:30 p.m.; Reloading Basics, 1 p.m.; and Naomi Buckfield, Reel North Outfitters, Basic Fly Fishing, 1:30 p.m. For information, visit www.cabelas.com/scarborough or call Greg Sirpis at Cabela’s in Scarborough at 883-7451.

WINSLOW — A state-approved bowhunting course will be held at the Winslow Fire Department on May 7 from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Call Don Perrine at 660-6382.

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