Beacon sports news Nov. 3

Posted Oct. 28, 2011, at 10:02 p.m.

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Learn to Curl

BELFAST — Learn to Curl classes will be held 1-2:30 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, and 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at Belfast Curling Club, Route 3. The cost is $10 per person.

Limited space is available and early registration is recommended at http://www.belfastcurlingclub.org, click on “contact us” or call Steve McLaughlin at 215-2559.

The sport of curling has seen increased popularity in Waldo County in recent years and provides recreation for people of all ages and abilities. Everyone is welcome, even if just to observe.

Island wildlife refuge talk

CAMDEN — The Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge contains 56 islands and four coastal parcels totaling more than 8,100 acres. The complex spans more than 250 miles of Maine coastline from New Hampshire to Canada. The primary focus of the refuge is restoring and managing colonies of nesting seabirds. Refuge manager Beth Goettel will give a presentation and discussion on the refuge at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, the Camden Public Library. She will present an overview of the refuge, touching on the history, types of habitat and wildlife, the refuge’s seabird management programs, and recent research efforts to document seabird foraging areas in the Gulf of Maine, as well as the use of the islands by bats and migrating songbirds.

As part of the program, Stephanie Martin, programs coordinator, will discuss how the Friends of Maine Seabird Islands works to support the work of the refuge and will give a brief update on the new visitor center. The center is part of the new headquarters for Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge which will open in the spring of 2012 in Rockland. The building will contain an environmental education center where visitors can learn about the Maine’s unique coastal island refuges and the wildlife that rely on them. The building is now being renovated.

For more information, call the library at 236-3440.

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