Not long after Europeans began settling in the Northeast, local indigenous peoples showed colonists how to tap certain types of trees in the spring to collect the sap. Though methods of collection and evaporation have evolved, the resulting sweet harvest is savored today just as it was then.
Due to the icy driving conditions anticipated on Friday, Feb. 7, the annual Haiti Benefit Dinner has been postponed until Friday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 380 Academy Hill Road, Newcastle.
On Monday, Feb. 10, from 10-11:30 a.m., an introductory forest bathing walk will take place at the Hendricks Head Preserve, 26 Salt Pond Road, Southport.
Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust is once again partnering with Great Salt Bay Community School’s PTO to host the sixth annual Winter Fest, a free, family-friendly outdoor celebration of winter. This year, the event will take place at Coastal Rivers’ Salt Bay Farm, on Belvedere Road in Damariscotta, on Sunday, Feb. 9 from noon-3 p.m.
Members of the public are encouraged to discover the fascinating hobby of beekeeping by attending a seven-week course presented by experienced beekeepers from the Knox-Lincoln County Beekeepers, the Maine State Beekeepers Association, and Maine’s state bee inspector, who will provide attendees with basic information to get started as a beekeeper. This course is designed for first- and second-year beekeepers.
This January and February, people are encouraged to get out their cross-country skis, snowshoes, or winter boots and ride the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway’s steam-powered trains to a day of winter fun at “Steam and Sleighs.” One can enjoy horse-drawn sleigh rides, tractor rides, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, winter hiking, and more.
A program on the familiar reptile species of Maine and ways to conserve them will be held at the Bremen Library, located at 204 Waldoboro Road in Bremen, on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m.
A benefit supper for Carol (Wall) Curtis and Elijah Curtis will take place at the Wells-Hussey American Legion Post No. 42 in Damariscotta from 4-7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18. The dinner will consist of spaghetti, Italian bread, a beverage, and dessert.
A community luncheon will be held at noon on Thursday, Jan. 16 in the Waldoboro United Methodist Church vestry, 85 Friendship St., Waldoboro. The luncheon is free. No reservation is required.
Start the New Year off by learning some new cooking skills or attending an intimate supper at East Forty Farm in Waldoboro.
Specialty adult classes at the FARMS at the Y kitchen at the Central Lincoln County YMCA are open for registration. Only 12 spots are available per class, so early registration is encouraged.
Santa Claus will come to Waldoboro on Sunday evening, Dec. 22 at 6 p.m. He will arrive in the center of Waldoboro village escorted by a parade of fire trucks.
All are invited to attend the free annual Boothbay Region Christmas Dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 25 from noon-2 p.m. at the American Legion Hall on Industrial Drive in Boothbay. The snow date is Thursday, Dec. 26.
It is the season when Mrs. Santa comes to the Bristol Area Library, located at 619 Old County Road in Pemaquid, to greet everyone at Mrs. Santa’s Kitchen. It will be a grand morning from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 14, with homemade cookies and candies being sold by the pound at the annual Friends of the Bristol Area Library fundraiser.