Join Midcoast Conservancy and Trail Monster Running for a fun, casual six-week trail training series each Wednesday, April 18 to May 23 at Hidden Valley Nature Center, 131 Egypt Road, Jefferson.
The last day of March will be the last chance to purchase Girl Scout cookies from Nobleboro Girl Scout Troop No. 144 this year. The Girl Scouts will be at 441 Main St. in Damariscotta, across from Dunkin’ Donuts, on Saturday, March 31 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Chocolate Fest 2018 will take place on Saturday, April 7 at The 1812 Farm in Bristol from 7-10 p.m. Katie Matzell will perform at the event with her band, which includes the bass player for singer-songwriter Jason Spooner.
Skidompha Library’s “Chats with Champions” will feature Dr. R. Aileen Yingst, senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Ariz., on Tuesday, April 3 at 10 a.m. in the library’s Porter Meeting Hall. Her talk is titled “Roving the Red Planet: Five Years with Curiosity on Mars.”
Home composting is easy and fun – well, maybe “satisfying” is a better word!
The Alna Volunteer Fire Department will have a ham and bean supper on Saturday, April 7 at the Alna fire station, located at 1579 Alna Road in Alna, from 4:30-6 p.m.
What are the academic benefits of learning outdoors? Find out answers to this question and more at Juniper Hill School for Place-Based Education’s spring open house on Saturday, April 7 from 10 a.m. to noon.
Maine Maple Sunday is March 25. Several local maple syrup operations are opening their doors and, unlike the past couple of years, the sap houses have been boiling, thanks to warm weather the first two weeks in March.
Join Midcoast Conservancy and Teens To Trails for the Midcoast Mudathlon on Sunday, April 15 at Hidden Valley Nature Center, 131 Egypt Road, Jefferson. This fun-first event will include trail running and air rifle target shooting; all participants will receive a safety training on the rifles before they race. Members of Trail Monster Running will be on hand to participate and support new trail-running enthusiasts.
Three weeks ago, after a stormy night, Philip Peabody, of Jefferson, was critically injured when he rolled his truck several times. He managed to climb out of his truck and up an embankment to get to the road, where he was found by a passerby. That person called the accident in and, in doing so, saved Peabody’s life. Peabody has a long road ahead of him, though, to overcome the brain trauma this accident caused.
When mindfully engaged with technology like computers and smartphones, people have incredible access to information and one another. However, when not approached with discipline, they can snap up one’s attention and have a negative impact on well-being. Young people can be especially susceptible to the draw of mobile technology.
The First Congregational Church of Wiscasset, at 28 High St. in Wiscasset, will hold a St. Patrick’s dinner on Saturday, March 17 from 5:30-7 p.m., featuring traditional boiled corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, vegetarian shepherd’s pie, Irish soda bread, and dessert.
People are invited to participate in some good old-fashioned fun at the Great Salt Bay Barn Dance on Saturday, March 17 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Great Salt Bay Community School gym. Barn-dancing/contra-dancing is a wonderful social activity for all ages and is a tradition that has been part of Maine culture since colonial times. It’s also a fun way to get some exercise.
The CLC YMCA’s Child Care is welcoming spring and the Easter season with a pancake breakfast and egg hunt on Saturday, March 24 at 9 a.m. Infants and kids up to age 10 will have an opportunity to visit with the Easter Bunny and enjoy an Easter egg hunt, while parents can take photos and partake in the festivities. The CLC YMCA Child Care Center is located at 8 Sand Hill Road in Nobleboro.