Aroostook Outdoor News: 11.20.14 edition

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*Thursday, November 20

Caribou Parks and Recreation/Boreal Outdoor Club Youth Ski Rental Night, Caribou. 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Caribou Wellness Center. XC ski rentals available for all Caribou area youths; includes skis, boots, poles, and carrier. Volunteers needed. Contact CPRD (207-493-4224) FMI

*Saturday, November 23–Sunday, November 24

Lonesome Pine Trails Ski Swap and Sale, Fort Kent. Ski sale registration: Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-Noon. Ski sale: Sunday, Noon-4:00 p.m. Discounted season passes will available both days. Contact LPT (207-834-5202) or visit FMI

*Thursday, November 27

Valley Rivers Middle School Booster Club Turkey Trot 5k, Fort Kent. Registration: 7:00 a.m. at FKCHS soccer field. Walk start: 8:00 a.m. Race start: 8:30 a.m. Cost: $20/person; $45/family. T-shirt to first 50 registrants. Awards: Fresh baked pie to first Male & Female finishers per age group/category. Contact Peggy Carson FMI

*Saturday, November 29

Turkey Trot 5k, Caribou. Race start: 10:00 a.m. at Caribou High School. Cost: $13. T-shirts available to first 90 entrants. Contact Evan Graves (207-226-0711) or FMI

*Saturday, December 6

Lonesome Pine Trails Annual Ski Patrol Training, Fort Kent. 8:00 a.m.-Noon. Ski Patrol 101 to follow. Cost: $5 for CPR and First-aid card. Contact Dr. Lucien Daigle FMI

*Saturday, December 6

10th Mountain Outdoor Club Deck the Lodge Coffee House, Fort Kent. 6:00-9:00 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

*Saturday, December 13

Bigrock Mountain Opening Day, Mars Hill. 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. It’s the day you’ve waited eight months for: Bigrock opens for the season! Kick off the ski/snowboard season at Bigrock! Visit FMI

Ongoing Programs:

*Sunday Saunter Running Group, Presque Isle. Sundays; 10:00 a.m. at UMPI’s Gentile Hall. Open to all abilities; be ready for an easy run of 30-45 minutes, and bring friends! Contact Jonathan Kelley FMI

*Bootlegger Snowshoe Hike, Rivière-Bleue, QC. Sundays; fourth Sunday of the 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

*10th Mountain Outdoor Club Jalbert Pee Wee Biathlon Program, Fort Kent. Tuesdays; 4:30 p.m. at Fort Kent Outdoor Center. Starting in December. Open to youth ages 9 and under. Kids will learn basic skate skiing skills, go on ski adventures, and play LOTS of games! Cost: FREE! Contact Gail Johnson FMI

*10th Mountain Outdoor Club Jalbert Youth Biathlon Program, Fort Kent. Wednesdays; 6:00 p.m. at Fort Kent Outdoor Center. Open to youth ages 10-14; roller skiing, rifle shooting, trail running, and LOTS of games! Cost: FREE! Contact Gail Johnson FMI

*UMPI Women’s Climbing Night, Presque Isle. Thursdays; Nov. 20; Dec. 4; 6:00-8:00 p.m. Experience the excitement of climbing. State-of-the-art rock wall at Gentile features climbs for all abilities. Staff on hand to provide assistance; helmet and harness provided; climbing shoes available for small fee. Contact Gentile Hall front desk (207-768-9772) FMI

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Got info on an outdoor, people-powered, or active lifestyle event in the Aroostook area that you would like to share with others? Please contact Mark Shea to list your event!