Things to do Outdoors, July 30

Posted July 29, 2011, at 8:03 p.m.

BANGOR — The Bangor Land Trust is sponsoring 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., hunt ends at 2 p.m. Come out, pack a lunch and the kids and have some fun — do as much or as little as you like. Location is the woods of Northeast Penjajawoc, entrance located on Kittredge Road off Stillwater Avenue, behind Walmart. In event of rain, event will be Sunday, August 7.

GRAY — 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. See a variety of examples of taxidermy with 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. For more information visit www.mainewildlifepark.com.

HOLDEN — Fields Pond Audubon Center, a nonprofit organization, will sponsor two weeks of nature camp 9 a.m.-3 p.m. daily for children age 5-12, entering grades 1-6. Camps are: Aug. 1-5, “Nature, Up Close,” to discover little creatures and little worlds around them; Aug. 8-12, “EcoExplorers,” tackles a different Fields Pond ecosystem every day. Participants will hike, catch, search, climb and learn. Cost is $200 per week members, $250 others. Scholarships are available. Advance registration is required. Call 989-2591.

OLD ORCHARD BEACH — 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. 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. Following the cleanup, participants 21+ are invited to celebrate their efforts at Barefoot Boy featuring Barefoot Wine and tasty beach treats. Attendees should RSVP at BeachRescue2011.com.

SCARBOROUGH — Cabela’s Archery Classic, 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 & 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” on Versus. The first 100 customers through the door on Saturday, July 30, will receive an exclusive T-shirt. For more information about Cabela’s Archery Classic visit www.cabelas.com/scarborough.

TRESCOTT — An overnight trip for women is planned for Aug. 14. Participants will meet 7-9 pm. on Thursday, Aug. 11 at the Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 Commissary Point Road and participate in a pre-trip meeting with Kara McCrimmon and Annie Seegmiller to discuss and learn how to pack and wear a backpack for self-sufficiency. Then at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, 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 more information.

WINTER HARBOR — Help the Schoodic Committee of Friends of Acadia clear the ditches along the 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 following the workday. Contact Stephanie Clement at 288-3340 for more information. Event canceled in case of rain.

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