Aroostook Outdoor News: 11.19.15 edition

Will it ever #snow? #WinterIsComing #TiredOfWaiting #BringItOn #AroostookThing

In this edition: 1) Get your #Nordic #XCSki rentals for the #SkiSeason in #Caribou. 2) A #SkiSwap in #FortKent. 3) Celebrate #TurkeyDay with a #5k #TurkeyTrot in Fort Kent. Plus lots more! #offugo…


*Thursday, November 19

Winter Weather Spotter Training, Caribou. 5:30 p.m. at National Weather Service, 810 Main Street. If you’re interested in becoming one of our volunteer weather spotters, please attend this training session. Cost: free. Contact Donald Dumont FMI


Thursday, November 19

Caribou Rec./Boreal Outdoor Club XC Ski Rental Night, Caribou. 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Caribou Wellness Center. Seasonal rentals available for all ages; includes skis, boots, poles, and carrier. Cost: $70. Volunteers needed. Contact CPRD (207-493-4224) FMI


Saturday, November 21–Sunday, November 22

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 available both days. Contact LPT (207-834-5202) or visit FMI


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


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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