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Things to do Outdoors for Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011

CUTLER — Weather permitting, Little River Lighthouse will be open for tours on Maine Open Lighthouse Day, Saturday, Sept. 17. Small boats will leave Cutler town boat launch at noon for the short ride to the island where visitors can climb the tower, tour the keeper’s house and view the museum exhibit. Rides to the island will stop at 2 p.m. Although there is no charge for the boat ride, donations are appreciated. Small children must have their own life jackets. To learn more visit www.LittleRiverLight.org, become a friend on their Facebook page or call 259-3833.

ELLSWORTH — Mycologist and author Greg Marley will present a medicinal mushroom workshop at Woodlawn from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sep. 17. Workshop will focus on the traditional uses of medicinal mushrooms and current research regarding potential uses and efficacy. Workshop is $60 for Woodlawn members, $70 for nonmembers. Call Woodlawn for details and registration at 667-8671.

GUILFORD — State-approved hunter safety course at Piscataquis Community High School 6-9 p.m. Sept. 19-22. Call 277-3115.

MILLINOCKET — 2011 Trails End Festival Friday-Sunday, Sept. 16-18. Celebrate with food, activities and fun for the whole family. Festival again to feature free David Mallett concert on Sunday afternoon at the bandstand at Veteran’s Memorial Park. Other performers include Dave Mello’s classic blues Saturday afternoon, the Maine State Dixieland Band and Emily Guillow.

NORTHPORT — Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition will hold a family fun day at Knight’s Pond on Saturday, Sept. 17. Roll out your blanket and enjoy swimming, boating, hiking, picnicking and socializing. Hike up Ducktrap Mountain or take short walks along the shore. Bring water, picnic lunch, swimsuit and towels, sunscreen, lawn chair, canoe, kayaks and whatever your family needs for a great picnic day at the beach. Meet anytime after 10 a.m. at the beach-boat launch on Beech Hill Road. Stay as long as you want. For more information call 338-1147. The outing is free.

PORTLAND — Come to Flatbreads Pizza in the Old Port 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20. Flatbreads will donate 10 percent of profits from all pizza to benefit Teens To Trails Acadia Outing Club Rendezvous 2011 involving teen Outing Clubs from all over the state. For more information email teens2trails@gwi.net or call Carol at 882-9613.

PRESQUE ISLE — University of Maine at Presque Isle Outdoor Adventure Program International invites the public to explore Acadia National Park Sept. 17-18. Participants may choose from outdoor rock climbing on Otter Cliffs, kayaking with a guided sea kayak tour or exploring the park by foot. Registration deadline is 4 p.m. Sept. 14. Cost for non-UMPI students $105. For more information about this event contact Kim McCrea at 768-9637.

ROCKPORT — Order birdseed from Mid-Coast Audubon seed-sale fundraiser by Oct. 20 by contacting Sue at sschubel@tidewater.com or 380-1370. Pickup is 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 29, at Plants Unlimited in Rockport.

WISCASSET — Fly-fishing in Maine and Chewonki Big Eddy women’s fly-fishing weekend Sept. 23-25 at Big Eddy on West Branch of Penobscot River. Event is for all women who fly-fish and want to improve as well as those who want to learn. Space limited. Book your campsite early. Flyfishinginmaine.com will launch a women’s fly-fishing forum in the near future. To learn more contact Susan Adams at bigeddy@chewonki.org.

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