Aroostook Outdoor News: 6.2.16 edition

OMG! This week’s edition is packed with #outdoors #ThingsToDo. More than 75 of them, actually! #GetGoing.

In this edition: 1) A weekend-long #HighlandGames festival in #PerthAndoverNB. 2) #BirdWalks in #PresqueIsle and #WoodstockNB. 3) A youth #FishingDerby in Presque Isle. Plus lots more! #AroostookThing #offugo…

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Thursday, June 2

Gathering of the Scots Festival Scottish Athletics Skills Workshop, Perth-Andover, NB. 5:00 p.m. (Atlantic) at Festival Grounds, Perth Ballfield. Open to all! Try stone toss, hammer throw, weight for height, caber toss. Supervised by professional instructors. “Com’on, dunna’ be a-frade…come and be Scottish for the weekend!” Visit FMI


Friday, June 3

St. John Valley Senior College Deboullie Mountain Trip Preview, Fort Kent. 4:00 p.m. at Fort Kent Senior Center. Adults age 50 and over; attend this information session to learn about and reserve your place on the Deboullie Mountain trip to take place in the fall. Contact MSAD #27 Continuing Education (207-834-3536) FMI


*Friday, June 3

Walk/Run Fundraiser For The Coffin Family, Mars Hill. The family lost their house in a fire; we want to give back by doing what this amazing family loves best: Running! Event start 6:00 p.m. at Mars Hill Fire Department; silent auction, food and fellowship to follow. Donations accepted; no amount is too great or too small – all is greatly appreciated! Contact Amanda Cushman (207-227-4500) or Steph McKeen (207-227-4453) FMI


Saturday, June 4 & Sunday, June 5

Maine Free Family Fishing Days, Statewide. On these days, any person (except those whose license has been suspended or revoked) may fish without a license. All other laws and regulations apply. Visit FMI


Saturday, June 4

Aroostook Birders Bird Walk, Presque Isle. 7:00-10:00 a.m. at Aroostook State Park. Warblers should be in abundance; we will split into groups, searching for returning migrants in various park habitats. Cost: $3/ages 12-64, $1/ages 5-11 (park entrance fees). Visit FMI


*Saturday, June 4

Meduxnekeag River Association Bird Walk, Woodstock, NB. 9:00 a.m. (Atlantic time) at Meduxnekeag Valley Nature Preserve at Wilson Mountain, 260 Red Bridge Rd. 35 species identified last year including a close encounter with a Barred Owl. Contact Meduxnekeag River Association (506-328-8227) or or visit FMI


Saturday, June 4

Gathering of the Scots Festival, Perth-Andover, NB. Activities include: birds of prey flight demonstrations, fly casting competition, fly tying workshop, traditional Highland games, and more! 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (Atlantic Time) at Festival Grounds, Perth Ballfield. Open to all! Visit FMI


Saturday, June 4

16th Annual Hooked on Fishing, Not Drugs Youth Fishing Derby, Presque Isle. Registration: 8:00 a.m. at Mantle Lake Park. Open to all youth 3-15 years; must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: FREE! First prize: lifetime fishing license. Special prizes for special catches. Lunch, prizes for all registered contestants; fishing gear available. Contact Curtis Lewin at (207-768-8008) FMI


Saturday, June 4

Central Aroostook Humane Society Paws For The Cause Walk, Presque Isle. 2-mile walk to benefit the animals. Registration: 10:00 a.m. at Central Aroostook Humane Society, 26 Cross St. Walk start: 10:30 a.m. Rain or shine. Cost: $5 for those without pledges; includes refreshments, dog wash, prizes. Rabies Clinic: 11:00 a.m.; $10 fee. Contact CAHS (207-764-3441) FMI


*Saturday, June 4

Hartland in motion Parks and Trails Day Stormdale Family Fun Canoe/Kayak Adventure, Hartland, NB. Run the Becaguimac Stream from the bridge in Pole Hill to the Stormdale Bridge; bring a picnic basket for a lunch on the river. Each person must have a life jacket. Registration: 10:00 a.m. (Atlantic). Cost: $10/boat. Visit FMI


*Saturday, June 4

Perth-Andover Rec. in motion Parks and Trails Day Community Walk, Perth-Andover, NB. 1:00 p.m. (Atlantic) at Perth-Andover Village Office. Guided hike and trail clean-up: pick up garbage, clear brush, beautify a picnic site along the trail. Youth mapping adventure/scavenger hunt. Walk, run, or wheel along the trail and we will end at the Perth-Andover Bandstand. Come out, join us, and have a great time! Visit FMI


*Sunday, June 5

Florenceville-Bristol Rec. in motion Parks and Trails Day Family Fun Walk/Run 2k or 5k, Florenceville-Bristol, NB. Check-in: 8:45 a.m. at Northern Carleton Civic Centre, 40 McCain St. 9:00 a.m. (all times Atlantic). Cost: $5; includes snacks and refreshments. Contact Florenceville-Bristol Rec. (506-392-6763) or visit FMI


Sunday June 5

Gathering of the Scots Festival Kilted Warrior 5k Fun Run, Perth-Andover, NB. Participants highly encouraged to run in a kilt or highland costume! Registration: 10:00-10:45 a.m. at Veteran’s Field, Perth. Kids’ Fun Run start: 10:00 a.m. 5k Run/Walk start: 11:00 a.m. Cost: $25/pre-reg., includes t-shirt; $30/race day, no t-shirt; $20/students (ages 12-20). Contact Carol McLaughlin (506-273-2053) or FMI


*Sunday, June 5

Descent of the St. Francis River, Pohénégamook, QC. Travel by kayak or canoe on the boundary between Canada and the United States to Rivière-Bleue, along the scenic and historic Border Route. Registration required. Contact Village of Pohénégamook (418 859-2222 ext. 4107) or visit FMI


Sunday, June 5

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Gutsy Walk, Grand Falls, NB. Registration: 12:00 p.m. at The Marina. Walk start: 1:00 p.m. (all times Atlantic). Distance: 2k or 5k. Fun-filled event to raise awareness, proceeds to stop Crohn’s and colitis for life! Music, warm-up, kids’ face painting, Kids’ Zone play area. Visit FMI


Sunday, June 5

Community in Motion Walk to Fight Arthritis, Hartland, NB. Registration Open: 1:00 p.m. at Hartland Covered Bridge, 365 Main Street. Walk start: 2:00 p.m. (all times Atlantic). Route Options: 1k or 5k. The Walk to Fight Arthritis stretches across Canada to unite families, friends, organizations to achieve one common goal: to help the over 4.6 million Canadians who live with arthritis every day. Contact Renee Crouse (506.375.4017) or FMI


*Monday, June 6

Climate Change Impacts Workshop, Presque Isle. 12:00-4:00 and 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Edmunds Conference Center, Northern Maine Community College. The Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point, the Aroostook Band of Micmacs, and the University of Maine invite you to come together to discuss and prepare for the environmental impacts of climate change in northern Maine. Cost: free; open to the public. Contact Dr. Dena Winslow (207-764-1972) FMI


Tuesday, June 7

St. John Valley Senior College Caribou Weather Station Tour, Fort Kent. For adults age 50 and over. See the inner workings at the weather station and view the launch of the daily weather balloon. Carpools depart UMFK Sports Center at 4:00 p.m.; return at 8:00 p.m. Pre-registration required at least two weeks prior to class date. Cost: $15/person; includes free tuition to all classes for the term. Contact MSAD #27 Continuing Education (207-834-3536) FMI


Wednesday, June 8 and Thursday, June 9

MSAD 1 Adult Ed. GPS & Geocaching Course, Presque Isle. An introductory class that will provide you with the basics to using a GPS navigational system. Join in on the fun as we test our skills with coordinates by finding hidden clues at our destination! 6:00-8:00 p.m. at PIHS Room 411. Cost: $15. Contact LeRae Kinney (207-764-4776) or FMI


Thursday, June 9

Aroostook Band of Micmacs Emerald Ash Borer Public Informational Meeting, Presque Isle. 6:00 p.m. at Micmac Community Wellness Building, 56 Micmac Drive. Find out more about the Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive species which is threatening the Brown/Black Ash trees. Cost: FREE. Contact Dr. Dena Winslow (207-764-1972) FMI


Friday, June 10

PI Historical Society Guided Historic Fairmount Cemetery Tour, Presque Isle. Meet at 5:30 p.m. at Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce, 3 Houlton Road. 1.5-hour guided walking tour; discuss origins, Victorian influences, 30 local historic figures. Many hills on tour. Cost: $5; reservations required. Contact Kimberly Smith (207-762-1151) or visit FMI


Saturday, June 11

Aroostook Birders Paddle Trip, Hodgdon. Meet at Libby’s Dairy Bar at 8:00 a.m. Please join us for a leisurely paddle along the Hodgdon Deadwater, located in Gordon Manuel Wildlife Management Area, summer home to a number of species of waterfowl. There is an established pair of Bald Eagles whose nest can be seen from the water. We hope there will be eaglets to view this trip! Bring your canoe or kayak, drinking water, bug spray and sunscreen! Visit FMI


*Saturday, June 11

Friends of Baxter State Park Youth Day Hike, Millinocket. There is no time like the present to introduce young children to Baxter State Park! This will be an easy nature hike for children and their parents or caregivers. Meet at Cranberry Pond trailhead, just outside Togue Pond gate, at 10:00 a.m. Bring drinking water, insect repellent, lunch, clothing appropriate for the conditions. Cost: FREE! Advance registration required. Contact FoBSP FMI


*Saturday, June 11

Friends of Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge Adventure Backpack Hike, Limestone. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at ANWR Visitors Center, 97 Refuge Road. Family, youth, and educational groups can check out an adventure backpack and, using materials provided, explore the refuge. Dress for the weather and be prepared to have fun. Activities include scavenger hunts, quizzes, puzzles. Cost: FREE! Contact ANWR (207-328-4634) or visit FMI


*Saturday, June 11

TAMC/Aroostook State Park Family Day, Presque Isle. Free park admission; families, come enjoy the outdoors. Wilderness First Aid Demo: 10:00 a.m. Notch Trail to North Peak Hike with Maine Game Wardens: 11:00 a.m. Cost FREE! Bring a bag lunch to eat at the top. Proper foot wear required. Contact Aroostook State Park (207-768-8341) FMI


*Sunday, June 12

Knowlesville Art and Nature Centre Life Cycles Herb Walk Series, Knowlesville, NB. 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at KAN Centre, 111 Simms Rd. Join a local herbalist for a series of 6 plant walks running monthly from May-October! Learn to identify, harvest, and use many of the plants that grow in NB. Cost: $35/person per workshop, attend all 6 and the final workshop is free. Pre-registration required. Contact Munna Cleland FMI


*Sunday, June 12

Woodie Wheaton Land Trust Northwoods Sporting Rhyme and Humor, Forest City. Join local guides and volunteers for a lively evening at Wheaton’s Lodge, 22 Grove Road, for sporting rhyme and waggish tales. Call the lodge (207-448-7723) for dinner reservations or bring a chair to join in for dessert. Relax and enjoy an evening of Northwoods rhyme and local dialect. 7:30 p.m., directly “afta dinnah.” Contact WWLT (207-448-3250) or FMI


*Saturday, June 18

Fort Fairfield Frontier Fish and Game Club Youth Fishing Derby, Fort Fairfield. Registration: 7:00 a.m. at Fish & Game Club, 550 Dorsey Road. $1000 in prizes available due to our generous sponsors. Two age groups. Visit FMI


Saturday, June 18

3rd Annual Greater Grand Isle Canoe/Kayak Race, Grand Isle. Flat water. 10 mi.; Madawaska to Grand Isle. Registration: 8:00 a.m. at Madawaska boat landing, next to Central Building Supply. Race start: 10:00 a.m. Beautiful scenic race along US/Canada border; finishes at Grand Isle boat landing. Pre-reg. available at Grand Isle General Store. Cost: $15/adult, $7/youth under 18, $25/family boat of 4+; first 100 registrants receive a t-shirt. Contact Grand Isle General Store (207-895-3311) FMI


Saturday, June 18

Rally in the Valley Mountain Bike Festival, Fort Kent. Registration: 9:00 a.m. at Fort Kent Outdoor Center. Event: 10:00 a.m.-Noon. For grades PK-8; all kids can be successful in events where everyone has a chance to shine. The purpose of the day is for kids to enjoy biking while becoming skilled in other facets of the sport. Cost: $5; includes free prize and snacks, all participants present eligible to win new mountain bike! Contact Joanne Fortin (207-834-1353) or FMI


Saturday, June 18

2nd Annual Lower and Upper Shin Pond Fishing Derby, Mount Chase. $750 in cash prizes! All registered adults will be entered into a drawing for 2 tickets to the Saturday, July 16 NASCAR Xfinity Race in Loudon, NH. Rules, registration forms can be obtained at Patten Town Office and local businesses. Contact Patten Recreation Dept. (207-528-2902) or FMI


Sunday, June 19

SW Collins Co. 5k Run/Walk and Kids’ Fun Run, Caribou. Aroostook Musterds Challenge Series Race #3. Registration: 8:30 a.m. at SW Collins, Washburn Street. Start times: Kids’ Fun Run start: 9:00 a.m. Walk start: 9:45 a.m. Run start: 10:00 a.m. First 75 registrants receive t-shirt. Contact Leslie Jackson (207-496-6723) or FMI


*Sunday, June 19

Maine State Parks and Lands Maine Resident’s Day, Statewide. On Father’s Day from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., all vehicles bearing Maine license plates are allowed free entrance to Maine state parks and historic sites; does not apply to Baxter State Park and some other facilities. Contact Aroostook State Park (207-768-8341) FMI


Sunday, June 19

Patten Lumberman’s Museum Father’s Day, Patten. Learn all about Maine logging history, including the use of bateaux on waterways to transport supplies, the stories of the fearless river drivers, what life was like inside a remote logging camp, and even the role of bean hole beans. Cost: Free admission for all dads! Contact Patten Lumbermen’s Museum (207-528-2650) or visit FMI


Sunday, June 19-Tuesday, June 21

Presque Isle Rec. Youth Survival Camp, Presque Isle. For boys and girls in Grades 4-6. Mountain biking, orienteering, hiking, kayaking, teambuilding, fire making, shelter building, nature exploring: just a few of the activities that we will discover in this adventure at Aroostook State Park at 8:30 am with gear to last in all types of northern Maine weather for 2 nights. Cost: $135/student; includes Survival Camp shirt, food, beverages. Contact PI Rec. (207-764-2545) FMI


*Tuesday, June 21

Woodie Wheaton Land Trust Film Night: Vanishing Of The Bees, Forest City. 7:30 p.m. at WWLT Center, 2 Grove Road. This award-winning documentary takes an investigative look at the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee due to the tragic “colony collapse disorder.” The film provides tangible solutions we can apply to our everyday lives to help sustain our local honeybee population. RSVP by June 20. Contact WWLT (207-448-3250) or FMI


Thursday, June 23-Saturday, June 25

Presque Isle Rec. Youth Survival Camp, Presque Isle. For boys and girls in Grades 7-9. Mountain biking, orienteering, hiking, kayaking, teambuilding, fire making, shelter building, nature exploring: just a few of the activities that we will discover in this adventure at Aroostook State Park at 8:30 am with gear to last in all types of northern Maine weather for 2 nights. Cost: $135/student; includes Survival Camp shirt, food, beverages. Contact PI Rec. (207-764-2545) FMI


Friday, June 24

Madawaska Historical Society St. John the Baptist Day Historic Celebration, St. David-Madawaska. 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the Acadian Cross Landing site. Celebrating the 412th year of the naming of the St. John River, bateaus and canoes will re-enact the landing of the Acadians to the Valley. Families in Acadian dress will greet the flotilla. Music, a simple meal, and more is planned for the afternoon. Tante Blanche Complex will be open for tours. Contact Lois Muller (207-728-6412) FMI


Friday, June 24

Francis Malcolm Science Center Mars Show, Easton. 8:00 p.m. Celebrity narrator Patrick Stewart explores the past, present, and future wonder of the Red Planet. Presentation will include a digital full-dome adventure to orbit our planetary neighbor. Weather permitting, bring your telescope (or use ours) to observe Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn as we tour the skies. Cost: $5/person. Reservations recommended. Contact Francis Malcolm Science Center (207-488-5451) FMI


*Friday, June 24-Sunday, June 26

Cartonfolies Festival, Cabano, QC. A pure festival; a unique entertainment world where everything is inspired by cardboard. Three days of cartonnantes activities and shows are provided on the extraordinary site of Clair-Soleil Park Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac. Participate in Half Marathon, 10k, 5k, Kids’ Run. Visit FMI


*Saturday, June 25-Sunday, June 26

48th Annual Témiscouata Hunting and Fishing Association Provincial Fishing Tournament, Cabano, QC. Fish for trout and speckled trout on Lake Témiscouata. Scholarships and prizes totaling nearly $25000 at stake. Cost: $25; very cheap bar service available on site. Fisherman’s Barbecue Saturday at additional cost. Visit FMI


Saturday, June 25

Aroostook Council for Healthy Families Strides 2 Strengthen 5K Fun Run/Walk, Houlton. 8:00 a.m. at Millar Civic Center, 94 Randall Street. A family-focused event with positive parenting messages posted along the route to promote strengthening healthy families and child abuse/neglect prevention. Contact Bonnie Dickison (207-532-7405) or FMI


Saturday, June 25

St. John Valley Senior College Mountain Springs Trout Farm Tour, Fort Kent. For adults age 50 and over. Travel to Frenchville to tour the fish farm; question and answer period. This is just a tour; NO fishing. Carpools depart UMFK Sports Center parking at 9:00 a.m. Pre-registration required at least two weeks prior to class date. Cost: $15/person; includes free tuition to all classes for the term. Contact MSAD #27 Continuing Education (207-834-3536) FMI


*Saturday, June 25

Presque Isle Historical Society Guided Historic Downtown Walking Tour, Presque Isle. 10:00 a.m.-Noon. Guided two-mile tour begins and ends at the 1875 Vera Estey House Museum, 16 Third Street, and covers over 30 historic sites and individuals. Reservations suggested. Fee: FREE; $2 donation suggested. Contact Kim Smith (207-762-1151) or visit FMI


*Saturday, June 25

Maple Meadow Farm Festival Book Talk: Allagash Tales and Tails, Mapleton. 11:00 a.m. at Maple Meadow Farm, 830 Mapleton Rd. Author Tim Caverly will discuss Maine’s Wild and Scenic River and his books. Contact Maple Meadow Farms (207-764-3276) or visit or FMI


*Sunday, June 26

CompetitorME Challenge, Presque Isle. Whether it’s your first 5k or you go the distance with the 10k, come challenge yourself and the County’s only 10K course and have fun doing it! Registration: 7:00 a.m. at Presque Isle Middle School, 569 Skyway Street. 1-mile Kids’ Fun Run start: 8:15 a.m. 5k/10k start: 9:00 a.m. Race fully supported; volunteers, two water stops, chip timed. All finishers receive commemorative finisher’s medal. Visit FMI


*Wednesday, June 29

Woodie Wheaton Land Trust Maple Sugaring In Maine Seminar, Forest City. 6:30 p.m. at WWLT Center, 2 Grove Road. Chandler’s Sugar Shack is a local family run business producing pure maple syrup for over ten years in Topsfield, ME. The Chandlers will explain the maple sugaring process from sap to syrup. There may be samples on hand as well as syrup for purchase. RSVP by June 25. Contact WWLT (207-448-3250) or FMI


*Friday, July 1

Woodstock Rec. Kids Of Steel Triathlon, Woodstock, NB. Registration & Bike Check: 8:30 a.m. at AYR Motor Centre. Race start: 10:00 a.m. (all times Atlantic). Age Division (Swim/Bike/Run): 5-6 years 25m/1k/0.5k; 7-9 years 25m/2k/0.5k; 10-11 years 50m/4k/1k; 12-13 years 100m/6k/2k; 14-15 years 100m/6k/3k. Cost: $10/youth, $20/family (2 or more participants). Refreshments, lunch provided after race. Contact Woodstock Rec. (506-325-4671) FMI


*Friday, July 1-Sunday, July 3

Pohénégamook Triathlon and Holiday, Pohénégamook, QC. At the heart of the Lower St. Lawrence, Triathlon Pohénégamook not only offers triathlon, duathlon, aqua biking, and running, but also a full weekend of activity for athletes and their families. Thus, the event is not a competition but also a holiday. This summer, plan your family Canada Day weekend at Pohénégamook! Visit FMI


*Saturday, July 2

Miracle Mile: Makenna and Maggie’s Race for Research, Houlton. 1-mile downhill race for runners and walkers to raise money for research and awareness for Pediatric Cancer and Diamond Blackfan Anemia. Registration: online only. Check-in: 4:00 p.m. at Military Street Baptist Church. Race start: 6:00 p.m. on Drake’s Hill, Military St.; finish in Market Square. Contact Chris Rines (207-227-2814) or visit FMI


*Sunday, July 3

8th Annual Grand Falls Charity Run Valley SPCA La Vallee, Grand Falls, NB. Distances: 5k/10k; 1k Kids’ Run. Registration: online ONLY. Race kit pick up: 7:30 a.m. Start times: 1k: 8:30 a.m.; 5k/10k: 9:00 a.m. (all times Atlantic) at E.P. Senechal Center. Cost: $15/Kid’s Run; $25/5k & 10k; add $5 after June 28. Contact Julie Dubé (506-479-1882) or FMI


*Monday, July 4

Woodie Wheaton Land Trust East Grand Lake Canoe Tour, Forest City. 2:30-5:00 p.m. at WWLT Center, 2 Grove Road. Join guides to explore the southernmost end of East Grand Lake, Greenland Island with its’ interesting history, Foster’s Island, and the old dam area before returning to shore for refreshments at Village Camps. Weather permitting. Donations welcome. Space is limited; early RSVP suggested. Contact WWLT (207-448-3250) or FMI


Ongoing Programs:


C.R.X. Outdoor Adventure Program Open Registration, Caribou. Weekdays. Exciting outdoor activities for youth entering grades 5-11. June 17-19: Allagash. June 20-24: Kayaking I. June 29-July 2: Backpack Baxter. July 11-14: Kayaking II. July 18-21: Mountain Biking. July 26-28; Baxter State Park I. August 2-4: Baxter II. Cost/age: varies by program. Open to all area youth. Contact Neal Sleeper (207-493-4224) or FMI


Fort Kent Outdoor Center Road Bike Ride, Fort Kent. Sundays; 9:00 a.m. behind Irving on Main St. June-September. Rides last 2+ hours and range 20-40 miles. All riders welcome. Come join the fun and experience some great rides. Contact Norm Martin FMI


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


*Rivière-Bleue Appalachian Hiking Club Guided Bootlegger Trail Hike, Rivière-Bleue, QC. Fourth Sunday of each month; 1:30 p.m. at the end of Brissette Way. Hike to Long Lake. Visitors are invited to get acquainted with The Bootlegger trails, which will connect you with exceptional nature, islands, animals, and a magical setting. Cost: Free! Contact Marie-Jo Cormier (418-893-2859) or FMI


Presque Isle Rec. Youth Geocaching/Hiking, Presque Isle. Mondays; 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Riverside Park. For boys and girls in Grades 6-9. Let our instructors open your eyes to our beautiful trails; explore Mantle Lake Park, Haystack, Quoggy Jo, and many more trails in this new and exciting option to our adventure programs! Cost: $25/student. Contact PI Rec. (207-764-2545) FMI


Little Musterds Running Camp, Houlton. Mondays & Wednesdays; 4:30-5:15 p.m. at Houlton Rec. June 13-29. For youth in grades 4-8, this 3-week camp will give your child support and encouragement to run their first race; culminates with participation in Miracle Mile Run, July 2. Cost: $25/Houlton resident, $38/non-resident. Contact Houlton Recreation Department (207-532-1310) FMI


River Valley Runners Fun Run, Woodstock, NB. Mondays; 7:00 p.m. (Atlantic) at LP Fisher Library. Group fun run on “The Loop.” Pace: easy; approximately 4.9k. Visit 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


Friends of Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge Meeting, Limestone. Second Monday of each month; 6:00 p.m. at ANWR headquarters and Visitor’s Center, 97 Refuge Rd. Founded in 1998, Friends are involved in a number of volunteer projects on the ANWR in an effort to balance the enhancing of habitat with the public access privilege to enjoy wildlife in an unmolested environment. Contact Friends of ANWR (207-328-4634) or FMI


Presque Isle Rec. Youth Mountain Biking, Presque Isle. Tuesdays & Thursdays; 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Riverside Park Building. July 5-August 11. Rain or shine. For boys and girls in Grades 6-9. Open to bikers of all abilities; learn to climb steep hills, bunny hop over a log, stop in a hurry and have a blast with your friends. We will explore Presque Isle trails at Nordic Heritage Center, Aroostook State Park. Cost: $25/student. Contact PI Rec. (207-764-2545) FMI


LP Fisher Library Walking Club, Woodstock, NB. Tuesdays; 12:00 p.m. (Atlantic Time). A nice 30 minute (2.8k) jaunt, followed by 20 minutes of stretching led by our resident yoga teacher. All abilities, ages welcome (parents, bring your kids in strollers!). Stretches can be done on the floor with our mats or on chairs. Cost: Free! No sign up necessary. Rain or shine (unless it’s really, really bad!). Get out this spring and get moving! Contact LP Fisher Library (506-325-4777) or FMI


Presque Isle Rec. Youth Kayaking, Presque Isle. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays; 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Riverside Park Building. July 5-August 11. For boys and girls in Grades 6-9. From pond to stream to river, join us as we learn to paddle a touring kayak; explore the many bodies of water all around us, learn water safety procedures, swift water rescue. Cost: $25/student. Contact PI Rec. (207-764-2545) FMI


Tuesday Track Workouts, Caribou. Tuesdays; 5:15 p.m. at CHS. Join runners of all abilities to do predetermined intervals, your own workout, or just run with others and forget the workout. Average distance: 5-9 miles; can be adapted per individual. Contact PJ Gorneault FMI


Jessome’s Friendly Group Road Bike Ride, Edmundston, NB. Tuesdays; 6:30 p.m. (Atlantic) at Jessome’s parking lot. Different routes/distances from 35k to 50k for intermediate to advanced riders. Average speed: 25-30 kmh. Contact Marc-André Martin (506 735-6292) 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


Madawaska Valley Adventure Club Meeting, Madawaska. Second Tuesday of each month; 6:30 p.m. at Four Seasons Lodge, 425 Spring St. Contact Real Deschaine (207-728-4992) FMI


Presque Isle Fish and Game Club Meeting, Presque Isle. Last Tuesday of each month; 5:30 p.m. at PIFG clubhouse, Parsons Road. Established in 1947 to help protect, conserve, maintain and restore our natural resources as well as to protect and promote our outdoor heritage. Meetings include a delicious supper, cash bar, short business meeting. Visit FMI


Presque Isle Rec. Adult Kayaking, Presque Isle. Wednesdays; 6:00 -8:00 pm. at Riverside Park Building. July 6-August 10. First class meets at Riverside Park; all other classes will be determined. From pond to stream to river, join us as we learn to paddle a touring kayak; explore the many bodies of water all around us, learn water safety procedures, swift water rescue. Cost: $25/person. Contact PI Rec. (207-764-2545) FMI


Four Seasons 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


Fort Fairfield Frontier Fish and Game Club, Fort Fairfield. Second and fourth Wednesdays of each month (fourth Wednesdays during summer); 6:00 p.m. at FFFFG clubhouse on Monson Pond, 550 Dorsey Rd. Founded in 1958 to help conserve, protect, maintain, and restore our natural resources and to promote our outdoor heritage. Visit FMI


River Valley Runners Fun Run, Woodstock, NB. Thursdays; 7:00 p.m. (Atlantic) at LP Fisher Library. Group fun run on “The Loop.” Pace: easy; approximately 4.9k. Visit FMI


Presque Isle Rec. Youth Archery, Presque Isle. Fridays; hour-long classes beginning at 8:30 a.m. at William V. Haskell Community Center. July 8-August 12. For boys and girls in Grades 4 & up. Come enjoy the great sport of archery in a safe and fun environment. Classes focus on range safety and basic shooting techniques with a recurve bow. Cost: $25/student; all equipment provided. Contact PI Rec. (207-764-2545) FMI


River Valley Runners Fun Run, Woodstock, NB. Saturdays; 8:30 a.m. (Atlantic) at LP Fisher Library. Group fun run on “The Loop.” Pace: easy; approximately 4.9k. Visit FMI


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