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Things to Do Outdoors: Saturday-Sunday, May 25-26, 2013

BANGOR — Join the Bangor Land Trust to go in search of the rare lady’s slipper, Saturday, June 1, at Walden-Parke Preserve. The walk will be led by George Elliott. Meet at the kiosk in the cul-de-sac at the end of Tamarack Trail, which is a road off Walden-Parke Way. Waterproof boots and bug protection are strongly suggested. For information, call 942-1010 or visit www.bangorlandtrust.org.

BAR HARBOR — Reel Paddling Film Festival showcasing the world’s best paddling films, hosted by College of the Atlantic, 7-9:30 p.m. Friday, May 31, at Gates Community Center, 105 Eden St. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for adults, and $15 online in advance at ticketriver.com/event/7027-reel-paddling-film-festival. For information, call 288-5015, email dgold@coa.edu or visit www.coa.edu.

BAR HARBOR — World-traveling naturalist Rich MacDonald of Bar Harbor will share tales of his 2013 adventures in Antarctica with a slideshow, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St. For information, call 288-4245 or visit jesuplibrary.org.

BAR HARBOR — Join COA senior Anna Stunkel in her weekly bird walk, 4-5 p.m. Wednesdays, through June 5. Meet at the George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History at College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St. Admissions in free. For information, email astunkel@coa.edu or call 288-5395.

BELFAST — Book launch for “This Cider Still Tastes Funny!” by former Maine game warden and sheriff John Ford, 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, at the Waldo County YMCA. Free and open to the public. Drinks and desserts available. For information, call 338-4598 or visit waldocountyymca.org.

BUCKSPORT — Birding event, two-hour paddling adventure with Cheri Domina, 7 a.m. Saturday, May 25, starting at Silver Lake boat landing, Silver Lake Road. Enjoy warblers, waterbirds and fishing osprey. Bring sunscreen and bug repellant, canoe or kayak, and life jackets. Space is limited. Register by calling 469-2008 or emailing cheri@greatpondtrust.org. Rain date is May 26. For weather cancellations, visit greatpondtrust.org.

FREEPORT — Second annual Maine Outdoor Challenge, June 3-5, at L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery School. Events include fly casting, GPS geocaching, archery, firearm familiarity and clay target shooting. Team registration is $1,000 or $200 per individual. All proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine and the Portland Rotary. Celebratory lobster bake and live auction at Wolfe’s Neck Farm on June 5. Tickets are $40 for non-event participants. Cash bar. For information or to register, call 871-1911 or 874-1069 ext. 227, or email kris_rosado@ml.com or amessinger@bgcmaine.org.

SOLON — The 17th Paddle for Pine Tree Camp Classic fundraiser, designed to help Maine children and adults with disabilities, is Saturday, June 1, starting at Evergreens Campground and ending in North Anson. Two-hour paddle on the Kennebec River concludes with a free celebratory lunch in North Anson. All paddlers are asked to raise a minimum of $100 in support of Pine Tree Camp. For information, visit pinetreesociety.org.

TRESCOTT — Tenth annual Downeast Spring Birding Festival, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 24-27, at Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 Commissary Point Road. Get ready to see Atlantic puffins, Boreal chickadees and much more during the festival’s hikes and boat trips. Community activities and presentations are open to everyone. For information, call 733-2233 or visit downeastbirdfest.org.


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