Things to Do Outdoors

Posted March 02, 2011, at 8:05 p.m.
Last modified March 04, 2011, at 11:42 a.m.

BANGOR — Penobscot Fly Fishers to run three more weeks of intermediate fly tying classes at Bangor Parks & Recreation Center. Classes started at 6 p.m. March 2. Tentative schedule for next three classes: March 9 – Stoneflies; March 16 – Terrestrials March 23 – Deer hair. Tyers supply equipment and thread; materials to be provided by the club. Classes free to PFF club members; nonmembers $10 per class. jpbeaulieume@gmail.com. Class limited to 30 students each week. Sign up at jpbeaulieume@gmail.com.

BAR HARBOR — “Plants and People of Maine” by Hazel Stark, exhibit of plant photographs with common local uses of plants. Ethel H. Blum Gallery, College of the Atlantic. Gallery hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor. Information contact hstark@coa.edu, cclinger@coa.edu, 288-5105 or 207-801-5733. Free.

BROOKS — State-approved ATV course at Brooks Fire Department, 6-9 p.m. March 8 and 15. Call 568-3426 or register online at www.rsu3.maineadulted.org.

BRUNSWICK —Rapid Media’s 6th annual Reel Paddling Film Festival World Tour will run from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 4 at Bowdoin College, Searles 315. Reel Paddling Film Festival showcases the world’s best paddling films to audiences in Canada, United States and around the world. For more information join Reel Paddling Film Festival page (http://www.facebook.com/RPFFWorldTour) or call 207-725-3346

CARIBOU — State-approved bowhunting course at Caribou Adult Education 6 to 9:30 p.m. March 8-9 and 6 to -9 p.m. March 10. Call 493-4272.

GREENVILLE — Moosehead Lake Vacation & Sport ice-fishing derby on Moosehead Lake, March 5-12. Weigh-in at Moosehead Bait & Tackle, 4008 Rockwood Road.

HOLDEN — Construct and decorate a nature journal with Orono artist Valerie Wallace. Then enjoy a guided nature walk with FPAC Director Matt Dubel to get inspired to write. Nature journaling 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at Fields Pond Audubon Center in Holden. $15 for Maine Audubon members, $20 nonmembers. Discount available for families. Advance registration required. Call 989-2591.

NEWRY — Sixth Annual Maine Handicapped Ski-A-Thon on Saturday, March 5, at 15 South Ridge Lodge. Join Maine Handicapped Skiing to raise funds for their free programs for adaptive skiers and riders. Participate in a fun race, obstacle course and other activities. Contact Caroline Ochtera, 824-5104 or check www.skimhs.org for information.

PRESQUE ISLE — University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Outdoor Adventure Program cross-country skiing event March 4 at Aroostook State Park. Transportation departs Gentile Hall at 1 p.m. Those needing equipment for trip are asked to arrive at Gentile Hall by 12:30 p.m. Cost for the public to attend trip is $5. For more information contact Kim McCrea at 768-9401.

PRESQUE ISLE —  University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Outdoor Adventure Program to hold Biathlon Target Practice event March 11. Local, elite MWSC biathletes will provide guidance as you test your aim at world-class shooting range at Nordic Heritage Sports Center facility, home of 2011 Biathlon World Cup. Activities to include rifle and range safety, target practice, biathlon drills. Registration deadline for event is by 4 p.m. March 9. Cost for public $10. For more information contact Kim McCrea at 768-9401.

ROCKPORT — State-approved hunter safety course at Camden Hills High School from 6 to 9 p.m. March 7, 22 and 23. Home-study course requires participants to attend all sessions and study at home. Call 236-7800, ext. 274, or register online at www.fivetowns.maineadulted.org.

WATERVILLE — Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers statewide ice-fishing derby March 6. Weigh-in at Ray Haskell Ford on Kennedy Memorial Drive in Waterville.

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