Things to do Outdoors, July 28, 2011

Posted July 27, 2011, at 3:48 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor Land Trust will sponsor a wilderness scavenger hunt with a rolling start beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, led by Karla Gustafson. Start anytime up to 1 p.m., and the hunt concludes at 2 p.m. If you are looking for a “stay-cation” idea to occupy the family, pack a lunch and the kids and come out for some fun. This event is geared for families with young kids — “tweens” and under. It’s free, it’s local, it’ll get you up, out and moving — not a lot of hiking but lots of exploring and discovering. Do as much or as little as you like. Location is the woods of Northeast Penjajawoc, entrance on Kittredge Road, off Stillwater Avenue, behind Walmart. In event of rain, event will be Sunday, Aug. 7.

GRAY, Maine — Trails End & Avian Taxidermy shops will demonstrate their trades from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray. Come and see examples of this delicate art with local taxidermists Dana Soucier and Tom Berube, representing the Maine Association of Taxidermists. Soucier will demonstrate the process of mounting a deer head, and Berube will demonstrate how to mount waterfowl. The Maine Wildlife Park is owned and operated by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. For information visit www.mainewildlifepark.com.

OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine — Join Surfrider Foundation and Barefoot Wine 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 30, for a public beach cleanup at Old Orchard Beach, part of the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project, a long-standing partnership between Barefoot Wine and Surfrider Foundation. The project calls on community volunteers to participate in a local beach cleanup, helping to keep Old Orchard Beach “barefoot-friendly” for all to enjoy. After the cleanup, participants 21 and older are invited to celebrate their efforts featuring Barefoot Wine and tasty beach treats. Attendees should RSVP at BeachRescue2011.com.

SCARBOROUGH, Maine — Cabela’s will present its Archery Classic on Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31. The event features some of the biggest names in the archery industry signing autographs, conducting product demonstrations, and talking with guests including Bill and Matt Busbice from “Wildgame Nation” and Jimmy “Big Time” Miller from “Jimmy Big Time,” both seen on the Outdoor channel, and Mike Hanback from “The Buck Stops Here” seen on Versus channel. The first 100 customers through the door on Saturday, July 30, will receive an exclusive Archery Classic T-shirt. For information about Cabela’s Archery Classic visit www.cabelas.com/scarborough.

TRESCOTT, Maine — An overnight trip for women is planned for Aug. 14. Participants will meet 7-9 pm. Thursday, Aug. 11, at the Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 Commissary Point Road and participate in a pretrip meeting with Kara McCrimmon and Annie Seegmiller to discuss and learn how to pack and wear a backpack for self-sufficiency. Then meet at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, and head to the Bold Coast Trail in Cutler for a hike and overnight camping. Most gear and transportation included. Visit www.thecclc.org for details, fees and to register. Contact Carrie Callahan at 733-2233 for information.

WINTER HARBOR, Maine — Join the Schoodic Committee of Friends of Acadia in helping clear the ditches along Schoodic Head Road in Acadia National Park during Outdoor Volunteer Day at Schoodic beginning at 9:37 a.m. Saturday, July 30. Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. at Frazer Point Picnic Area, wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes, and bring bug repellent. Friends of Acadia and Acadia National Park will provide water, snacks, gloves and tools. Bring a bag lunch for an informal hike up Schoodic Head. Call Stephanie Clement at 288-3340 for more information. Event canceled if it’s raining.

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