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Things to do Outdoors, May 12, 2011

Posted May 13, 2011, at 11:34 a.m.

CAMBRIDGE, Maine — State-approved ATV course, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 14, at Cambridge Town Hall. Call Sue Charette, 277-5926, or Woody Thompson, 876-3497.

DANFORTH, Maine — The 6th annual East Grand Adventure Race is May 14. The 20-mile race begins on Stetson Mountain Wind Farm and ends on Baskahegan Stream in Danforth. Includes an off-trail compass run, mountain biking, canoeing and a climbing wall challenge, and is hosted by the East Grand High School’s Outdoor Education program. Entry fee is $40 per team (pairs), which includes trophies, T-shirt, lunch and over $1,000 in prizes for youth divisions. Full details and registration forms available at http://www.eastgrandschool.org/adventure-race or call race coordinator Dave Conley at 448-2743.

FREEPORT, Maine — L.L.Bean will conduct its Bike Weekend, a full weekend of activities designed to get ready for cycling this season, May 13-15. There will be a variety of demonstrations, clinics, seminars and rides for all skill and interest levels. Other special events include group rides for road and mountain biking, as well as the L.L.Bean Time Trial Bike Race beginning at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, May 15. Visit www.bikereg.com for more information.

GRAY, Maine — Staff from the University of Maine 4-H Camp at Bryant Pond will be the featured presenters 11 a.m.-2 p.m.Saturday, May 14. Bring your children to the park to try activities such as Geology Rocks!, Fire & Forts; and a Wild Things scavenger hunt to get a taste of the fun your kids could have at summer camp on Lake Christopher in western Maine. For more information call the Maine Wildlife Park at 207-657-4977; or visit www.mainewildlifepark.com, www.mefishwildlife.com or on Facebook.

HOLDEN, Maine — International Migratory Bird Day will be celebrated 7 a.m to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Fields Pond Audubon Center. This year’s activities will include bird walks, bird banding, live owls from Birdsacre, a children’s activity area, yoga and more for all ages. Call 989-2591 for more information.

MILLINOCKET, Maine — Staff and volunteers will gather for the annual Baxter State Park roadside litter patrol 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 14. Meet at Northern Timber Cruisers snowmobile club, Route 157, at 9 a.m. Bring a lunch. After the cleanup at the club, there will be grills available for those wanting to cook hamburgers or hot dogs. Soup, rolls and cookies will be provided. Contact Laurie Rich at baxtervip@att.net to sign up by May 11.

ORLAND, Maine — Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust will sponsor a series of four Friday morning Warbler and Wildflower walks around Orland and Bucksport, 7:30-9 a.m. starting May 13. Meet Naturalist and GPMCT Executive Director Cheri Domina for the first walk at Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery in East Orland. Bring binoculars and bug spray for this easy stroll. Call 469-2008 or email info@greatpondtrust.org for more information on this or future walks.

ROCKLAND, Maine —  The Rockland Public Library and the Georges River Land Trust will co-sponsor a free slide and discussion program on Celebrating the midcoast hills, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at the library. Geologist Sid Quarrier, ecologist Janet McMahon and conservation educator Les Hyde will talk about characteristics of the hills. Call the Library at 594-0310 for more information.

STEUBEN, Maine — The Downeast Coastal Conservancy is sponsoring a free stewardship field trip, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Pigeon Hill, Steuben, and West Carrying Place Cove, Harrington, led by Norm Richards. The focus will be on tree community size, age structure and species and visible forest soil features. Wear field clothes and pack a lunch. Rain date is May 21. For more information  email info@downeastcoastalconservancy.org or call 255-4500.

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