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Things to do July 7, 2011: Outdoors

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BELFAST, Maine — Fifth annual Celtic Celebration 5K Road Race, 8 a.m. start time with registration 7-7:45 a.m. Saturday, July 16, at Belfast Area High School, Waldo Avenue. Walking event starts at 7:45 a.m. To register or for more information, visit Active.com or mainecelticcelebration.com.

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

ORLAND, Maine — Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust’s annual meeting and a day of fun, 10 a.m. Sunday, July 10. Meet at Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery for a paddle or hike up the Dead River to watch wildlife and enjoy the scenery, stopping at Wildlands picnic point for light refreshments provided by the trust. Participants encouraged to bring a bag lunch and water. The annual meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Alamoosook Lakeside Inn in Orland with a dessert potluck. For information, call 469-2008 or email info@greatpondtrust.org.

ROCKLAND, Maine — 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, Maine — 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 www.thecclc.org for details, fees, to register.

TRESCOTT, Maine — Two-week excursion for ages 11-16 in the great north woods backpacking, canoeing and camping with experienced leaders, Monday, July 25-Saturday, Aug. 6, at Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 Commissary Point Road. For details, fees and registration information, call 733-2233 or visit thecclc.org.

WINTER HARBOR, Maine — Outdoor volunteer work day with the Schoodic Committee of Friends of Acadia clearing ditches, 9 a.m. Saturday, July 9, meet at Frazer Point Picnic Area, Acadia National Park at Schoodic, Park Loop Road. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and bring bug repellent. Water, snacks, gloves, and tools will be provided. Bring a bag lunch for an informal hike up Schoodic Head following the workday. For information, call or visit friendsofacadia.org.

WISCASSET, Maine — 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 bigeddy@chewonki.org or check outwww.chewonki.org/vacations/vacations_big_eddy.asp.

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