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Things to do Outdoors Saturday/Sunday, August 6-7, 2011

Posted Aug. 05, 2011, at 3:45 p.m.

GRAY — Honor the Animals Native American Pow Wow, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13-14, Maine Wildlife Park. Native dancers, drummers, craft vendors, singers and traditional food booths. Special events will be presented throughout each day. The Friends of the Maine Wildlife Park will be staffing a barbecue lunch on both days, with all proceeds to benefit the wildlife park.Performances by Black Thunder, Hard Times (from Canada) and Mountain Spirit. A traditional Wikki travel shelter, with numerous Native American and Colonial artifacts, will be available for viewing each day with Ken Hamilton, a Maine 17th and 18th century woodland living historian, interpreter and blacksmith. The Grand Entry will occur both days at noon. The park is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission to the park is free for ages 3 and under; $5 ages 5-12; $7 adults and $5 seniors. Groups of 15 or more are $3.50 per person. For more information call 657-4977 or visit www.mainewildlifepark.com, www.mefishwildlife.com or on Facebook.

LIMESTONE — The Friends of the Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge Second Saturday event, 10 a.m. Aug. 13, at Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge, 97 Refuge Road. The visitors center and nature store will be open 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; 10-11 a.m. walking tour around Chapman Pond, meet at Sawyer Road; 11:30 a.m. Bunker Auto Tour, meet at the visitors center; and 1 p.m. discussion on the mission of the refuge with refuge Assistant Manager Steve Agius, meet at the Visitors Center. Call 328-4634 for more information.

LUBEC — Downeast Coastal Conservancy free beach walk with local birder Jennifer Multhopp, 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, at Mowry Beach. View shorebirds, warblers and more in the brushy alders, dunes and marshes near the beach. Bring your binoculars and bird guides. Meet at the Mowry Beach parking area at the end of Pleasant Street. For more information call the conservancy office at 255-4500.

MILLINOCKET — Chewonki Big Eddy and Friends of the Big Eddy will host a Stand Up Paddleboard gathering Aug. 12-14, at the Big Eddy on the West Branch of the Penobscot River. Bring your boards to play, try one if you never have and return to the river for some revitalization and friendship. Make camping reservations early. Contact Susan Adams, campground manager at bigeddy@chewonki.org or check out www.chewonki.org/vacations/vacations_big_eddy.asp.

ROQUE BLUFFS — Downeast Coastal Conservancy is holding its annual meeting and potluck picnic at Roque Bluffs beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, at the Community Chapel.

Enjoy the beach and pond, hiking trails and live music by Sepp Huber and Sheila Unvala. Please bring your favorite dish to share. Picnic festivities at the Roque Bluffs State Park beach will continue until 5 p.m.

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

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