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Triathlon planned

HOPE — The sixth annual Hope Triathlon will be held Saturday, July 16. Registration begins on Pond Road at 7 a.m., with the race scheduled to begin shortly after 8. The sprint distance race starts with a quarter-mile swim in Hobbs Pond followed by 13 miles on bike and a 3.1-mile run.

The beneficiary of this year’s event is St. Bernard’s Soup Kitchen. The soup kitchen, which serves an average of 120 meals a day to hungry members of the community, is in great need of renovation. All proceeds from this event will help with renovation costs. Checks are tax-deductible and can be made directly to St. Bernard’s Soup Kitchen. Applications are available at www.hopegeneral.com.

In addition to this year’s triathlon, the first Children’s Fun Run will be held on Pond Road starting at 8:45 a.m. Proceeds from the fun run will benefit Hope Elephants.

For more information about either event, call the Hope General Store at 763-2816 or the Hatchet Mountain Publick House at 763-4565.

Land trust birthday party

ROCKPORT — Coastal Mountains Land Trust invites the community to the organization’s birthday party at Beech Nut, at the summit of Beech Hill Preserve in Rockport on Friday, July 15, the day of its incorporation 25 years ago. The Hut will be open 10 a.m.-2 p.m., with main festivities beginning at noon.

DLWA annual meeting

JEFFERSON — Lisa Pohlmann, executive director of the Natural Resources Council of Maine, will be the keynote speaker at the Damariscotta Lake Watershed Association’s 46th annual meeting at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at the Willow Grange.

There will be a brief overview of DLWA programs before a potluck dinner. Bring a dish to share. For more information, contact DLWA at 549-3836 or Julia@dlwa.org.

Group celebrates 20 years

WASHINGTON — Washington Lakes Watershed Association will celebrate 20 years of conservation efforts at its annual meeting at 7 p.m. July 21 at the Evening Star Grange Hall, 31 Old Union Road..

Maggie Shannon, executive director of the Maine Congress of Lake Associations, will be guest speaker at the annual meeting. Shannon will talk about her work at the COLA, recent state legislation and important issues in lake conservation.

Bass Falls walk

ALNA — Join Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association for a summer walk at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, on the Bass Falls Preserve, rain or shine. The walk offers excellent birding along the edges of the field to the forest entrance. Weather and time will determine the length and scope of the walk. At most, it will encompass the newest trail which is 2.5 miles long and a moderate hike featuring views of the Sheepscot River, “oakhenge” and “beavergate.” If weather does not cooperate, the walk might include a short sojourn to the old fisherman’s camp and a view of the Sheepscot.

Meet at the parking lot on Route 218 in Alna just south of the Alna Store and Dock Road.

For more information, visitwww.sheepscot.org or call 586-5616.

Benefit pony rides

WALDOBORO — Kids and their families are invited for a pony ride, horseback riding demonstrations, and refreshments at the grand opening of Stetson Stables, 2475 Washington Road, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 16.

Donations from the pony rides, accepted in cash or canned food, will benefit the Waldoboro Food Pantry, according to Melissa Lague, director of Stetson Stables. There is no minimum or maximum donation so families may bring whatever they think is appropriate.

For more information on Stetson Stables and the grand opening, contact Melissa Lague at 542-6223 or stetsonstablesme@yahoo.com.

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