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Things to do Saturday/Sunday, July 2-3, 2011: Outdoors


BROOKS — Camp Forest, 84 Payson Road, a youth primitive skills camp that teaches youth outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming, canoeing, cordage, knife safety and lostproofing. On Monday, July 4, campers will participate in Brooks parade on the Camp Forest Float. Camping sessions 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Monday, July 4. For information or to sign up contact Nicole Carbisiero at 722-3708.

ELLSWORTH — Downeast Scenic Railroad, High Street, opens at noon Saturday, July 2, for July 4 weekend. Train rides depart at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday from Cadillac Mountain Sports, High Street, Ellsworth. Call 866-449-RAIL (7245) for reservations or check the website at

NEWPORT — RSU 19 adult education state-approved hunter safety course at Nokomis Regional High School, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 9-10. Call 368-3290.

NEWPORT — State-approved bowhunting course at Nokomis Regional High School, 6-9:30 p.m. July 11-12 and 6-9 p.m. July 13. Call Newport Adult Education at 368-3290 or Harold Currier at 277-3115.

NEWPORT — State-approved crossbow course at Nokomis Regional High School, 6-9 p.m. July 14. Call 368-3290.

RANGELEY — Saddleback Mountain four-day Survivor Camp, July 5-8 with Bob Crowley, winner of CBS TV series “Survivor Gabon,” oldest winner of the show, first teacher, first Mainer to win. Crowley and his assistant, registered Maine Guide Peter Christensen, will take participants into the woods each of four days with a focus on fire building, cooking over fires, gathering food, shelter building, navigation. Anyone age 10 and older who is able to walk in the woods for a few hours and carry a light pack (10-20 pounds) may participate. $500 per person. Visit To register call 877-864-5441 or email

ROCKLAND — Slide-talk by Tom Jamrog of Lincolnville on hiking Pacific Coast Trail, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7, Rockland Public Library. Jamrog spent five months backpacking the 2,656-mile Pacific Crest Trail. He’ll talk about traveling California, Oregon and Washington on this National Scenic Trail. Special accommodations for people with disabilities may be made with 48 hours’ notice. Call library at 594-0310. Admission free.

TRESCOTT — Naturalist Michelle Reynolds, tree and wildflower identification workshop and walk through Trescott trails at Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 Commissary Point Road, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Sunday, July 24. Bring brown-bag lunch. Contact Carrie Callahan at 733-2233 or visit for details, fees, to register.

WISCASSET — Chewonki Big Eddy and Kennebec Chapter of Trout Unlimited will offer introduction to fly fishing for ages 8 and up July 22-24. Sign up early, class size limited. Big Eddy is downstream from Ripogenus Dam and long a world-class landlocked salmon fishing destination. Chewonki offers range of camping options on 75-acre facility. Contact Susan Adams, campground manager at or check out

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