Aroostook Outdoor News: 11.25.15 edition

At last: #Snow! Time between seasons is waning. #GearUp for #winter! #AroostookThing

In this edition: 1) Celebrate #TurkeyDay with a #5k #TurkeyTrot in Fort Kent. 2) Burn more #Thanksgiving calories with a #weekend #RoadRace in #Caribou. 3) Observe #wilderness and #TheMaineWoods via multi-media presentation in #PresqueIsle. Plus lots more! #offugo…


Thursday, November 26

Valley Rivers Middle School Booster Club Turkey Trot 5k, Fort Kent. Registration: 7:30 a.m. at FKCHS soccer field. Walk start: 8:00 a.m. Race start: 8:30 a.m. Cost: $15/person; $45/family. T-shirt to first 50 registrants. Awards: fresh baked pie to first Male, Female finishers per age group/category. Contact Sherri Tanguay FMI


Saturday, November 28

Turkey Trot 5k, Caribou. Race start: 10:00 a.m. at Caribou High School. Walkers start: 9:45 a.m. T-shirts available for first 95 entrants. Contact Evan Graves (207-226-0711) or FMI


Tuesday, December 1

UMPI Distinguished Lecturer Series, Presque Isle. Nationally-renowned photographer and videographer Scot Miller’s multi-media presentation, titled “Emerson, Muir, Thoreau: A Photographic Trilogy of American Wildness.” 7:00 p.m. at Campus Center. Cost: FREE; all invited to attend. Contact UMPI Community and Media Relations Office (207-768-9452) FMI


December 1-3 and December 8-10

Katahdin Region Higher Education Center Wilderness First Responder Course, Millinocket. WFR is the definitive course in medical training for outdoor educators, guides, SAR team members, others who work or play in remote areas. Must register at least 2 weeks before course. Contact Katahdin Region Higher Education Center (207-746-5741) FMI


Saturday, December 5

Fort Kent Outdoor Club Welcome Winter Social, Fort Kent. 5:30-9:00 p.m. at 10th Mountain Lodge. This will be a social, membership drive, and fundraiser all in one; snacks, cash bar, live music, door prizes. Let’s kick off the winter season together! Cost: $3/member; $5/non-member. Visit FMI


*Friday, December 11

Mont Farlagne Opening Day, Edmundston, NB. 9:00 a.m. (Atlantic time). Lifts open for our 47th season! Visit FMI


*Saturday, December 12

Millinocket Marathon & Half, Millinocket. 10:00 a.m. at 27 Poplar St. Grass roots run/race. Route: 13.1 miles; run two loops for full marathon. Cost: FREE! In lieu of entry fee ALL runners encouraged to spend race entry equivalent in town to help local economy. Visit FMI


*Saturday, December 19

Audubon Christmas Bird Count, Caribou. We invite you to join us for all or part of this day-long count in the Caribou area; all welcomed for this long-standing holiday tradition! We need all hands on deck! Contact Bill Sheehan (207-227-7301) or FMI


*Sunday, December 27-Tuesday, December 29

Fort Kent Outing Club Nordic Ski Festival, Fort Kent. Looking for great Christmas snow for Nordic skiing? Look no further than FKOC, host of World Cup Biathlon, national, regional ski events. This year’s festival will feature a variety of events and lots of fun.  Visit FMI


*Friday, January 1, 2016

Audubon Christmas Bird Count, Presque Isle. We invite you to join us for all or part of this day-long count in the Presque Isle area; all welcomed for this long-standing holiday tradition! We need all hands on deck! Contact Bill Sheehan (207-227-7301) or FMI


Ongoing Programs:


County Strides Running Group, Presque Isle. Sundays; 10:00 a.m. at various locations. Open to all abilities; be ready for an easy run of 30-45 minutes, and bring friends! Visit County Strides at FMI


Bootlegger Snowshoe Hike, Rivière-Bleue, QC. Fourth Sunday of each month at 1:30 p.m. (Eastern time) at the end of Path Brissette. Get to know the magical setting of the Bootlegger trails on this guided hike. Contact Jean Lebrun (418-893-1033) or FMI


Sportsmen’s Inc. Meeting, Stockholm. First Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Axle Siding Clubhouse (intersection of Lake Street/Rt. 161). Outdoors men and women promoting the traditions of the outdoors. If you’re interested in joining, you’re welcome to attend as a guest. Kids are welcome too! Visit FMI


Nordic Heritage Sport Club Meeting, Presque Isle. First Tuesday of each month; 6:00 p.m. at Nordic Heritage Center, 450 Fort Fairfield Rd. The club promotes healthy outdoor recreation, economic vitality in Central Aroostook County by providing first-class facilities and programs to area residents, athletes, visitors. Visit FMI


Four Season Trail Association Meeting, Madawaska. First Wednesday of each month; 6:30 p.m. at Four Seasons Lodge, 425 Spring St. Non-profit organization dedicated to promotion of healthier lifestyles for this community; participation open to anyone interested. Visit FMI


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