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‘Plants of Acadia National Park’ authors to speak in Ellsworth


ELLSWORTH, Maine — Co-authors Jill Webber, Sally Rooney and Glen Mittelhauser will present the book “Plants of Acadia National Park” 6 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at Ellsworth Public Library. The authors will discuss the work of the Rand and Redfield’s Champlain Society and the changes in plant composition between 1894 and now. For more information call the library at 667-6363.

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — The Piscataquis Regional YMCA is offering a Summer Adventure Camp open house 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at 48 Park St. The event will give interested parents and kids a chance to meet the camp staff, learn more about the program and speak to camp director Andrew Walker. Registration is open and space is limited. For more information, stop by the Y, call 564-7111 or visit www.prymca.org.

DAMARISCOTTA, Maine — Start Memorial Day weekend off in style by discovering the importance watersheds play in the environment. Participate in a nature hike on the Bristol Recreational Trail at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 27. This hike will be led by Pemaquid Watershed Association’s Education Coordinator Megan Welsh. The Pemaquid Watershed Association in, collaboration with Spectrum Generations, invites community members on this mile-long walking path that leads back to the Pemaquid Estuary and provides views of the tidal Pemaquid River. Black fly protection is recommended. To register visit Spectrum Generations, Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St., Damariscotta, call 563-1363 or email  coastal@spectrumgenerations.org.

GRAY, Maine — Friends of Maine Wildlife Park will hold their annual plant sale Saturday, May 28, to Monday, May30. The Friends volunteer group this year is fundraising for a new mountain lion exhibit. Just in time for spring planting and Memorial Day baskets, these plants will be available all day each day. Any that are left over will continue to be sold in front of the Snack Shack into June or until they are gone.  Visit www.friendsofmainewildlifepark.com for more information.

JONESPORT, Maine — Experience the hoots, howls, whistles and chorus of the night — from whippoorwills to hermit thrushes to coyotes — at Long House Farm. Meet at dusk to walk the old farming road to a screened camp house. Campfire treats, stories and dessert will follow. Bring a flashlight and warm layers. The free evening of fun begins at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 29, at the farm at 1620 Mason Bay Road. Call Helen and Mo Waite at 497-5734 for more information.

ORLAND, Maine — Young children and their parents and grandparents are invited to join Nikki Fox and her daughters at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 28, for a spring stroll in the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands. Meet at the Wildlands North Gate on the Bald Mountain Road (0.2 miles west of Winkumpaugh Road) in North Orland. We’ll look for flowers and birds and enjoy some outdoor exercise. Bring bug spray. Call Nikki at 667-6703 for more information or email nichelefox@gmail.com.

PORTLAND, Maine — A Treibball workshop for dogs and dog handlers will be held 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, May 28 and June 4,  at 119 Bishop St. Day one will be the very beginnings of the foundation work for Treibball, a herding game involving exercise balls. Day two will be moving on the core elements of the game. The week between day one and day two will require daily practice. This workshop is good for those interested in learning the new sport of Treibball as well as those looking to build confidence in everyday life. The cost is $60. For more information visit www.pawsink.com/treibball-workshop.html.

WINSLOW, Maine — State-approved hunter safety course will be held at the Winslow Fire Department. Class sessions: 6-9 p.m. May 31 and June 2, and 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 4. Call Don Perrine at 660-6382.

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