• “Wildlife Wonders of the Weskeag,” Meet by 10 a.m. at the Weskeag Marsh parking lot on Buttermilk Lane in South Thomaston. State biologist Keel Kemper will lead the way to the viewing platform to look for birds and discuss a broad range of current fish and wildlife issues. All welcome. More info: 691-2120.
  • Back in Balance in Farnsworth Art Museum’s Garden, Rockland, Thursdays in August at 10:30 a.m. Wellness pro John Jenkins offers gentle exercises based on tai chi, yoga and mindfulness principles to people of all ages and abilities. $15 ($10 Farnsworth members) includes gallery admission. Details:
  • Celebration at Beech Hill Preserve in Rockport to Close #FindYourTrail, at 5:30 p.m. The Coastal Mountains Land Trust fundraiser that started June 1 and invited hikers, bikers and paddlers to record their trips on midcoast trails ends with a dance party with the Leaky Boot Jug Band. Those who logged miles online will be entered into a prize drawing.
  • Free Trail Talk in Rockport,5:30 p.m. at Erickson Fields Preserve, 164 West Street. Join the Journey to Health crew to exercise and talk about the benefits of being active. Families welcome. Sign-up:, 301-3950.


  • Friday Tours at Aldermere Farm in Rockport, at 10 a.m. in August. Meet the Belted Galloway herd and stroll the farm’s trails through pasture and wood.
  • Friday Tours in Downtown Camden, meet at 4 p.m. at Camden Public Library Children’s Garden, wend through the downtown with a guide who will drop historical tidbits, and end on the Village Green. Tours run to September 13.
  • “Tee Up for the Y” Golf Scrambles and Barbecue, 4 p.m. at Wawenock Golf Club, South Bristol. Info:


  • Rotary Bug Run 5K in Belfast, during Belfast Harbor Fest, 8:30 a.m. at Belfast Common. Details:
  • 28th Annual Hobbs Pond Swim, at Hope Town Beach, Pond Road off Barnestown Road. Swimmers should arrive by 9:30 a.m. for the 10 a.m. swim. Spotting boats, swim caps and sign-in are all that’s required, and there will be no entry fee, no T-shirts and no prizes. An after-swim social will be held at Hope General Store, 449 Camden Road.
  • Hogback Mountain Wildlife Habitat Hike, 2 p.m. Leader Moe Martin was born and raised on Hogback and is deeply familiar with its terrain and wilidlife. His hike last year was full. Registration:


  • Introduction to Sea Kayaking in Camden, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Maine Sport Outfitters kiosk at the harbor. Take a leisurely tour led by Registered Maine Guides, who will teach basic paddling and safety skills. Kids 10 and older are welcome with an adult. $20 includes kayaks and gear. Family discounts are available. Registration: 301-3950,


  • FORE PAWS Golf Scramble and Ball Drop, Saturday, August 24, at Goose River Golf Club, 50 Park Street in Rockport. Registration runs 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The scramble is at 12:30 p.m. $100 tickets benefit PAWS Animal Adoption Center in Camden. Registration is at The ball drop is at 5 p.m. Tix are $20 (500 will be sold); the winner gets $1,000 and the runner-up gets $500. Winners need not be present. Tix are at Rockport Automotive.
  • UPCOMING MIDCOAST RACES, include Blueberry Cove Half Marathon in Tenants Harbor on Sunday, August 25, at 7:30 a.m., starting at 22 Blueberry Cove Road. $90. Registration: Oceanside Class of 2021 Parent Group’s Compass 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run on Saturday, September 14, at Eclipse Restaurant, 2 Park Drive in Rockland. Details: Waldo Couty YMCA’s /strong>Pancake Triple Stack: A Trio of Races in Belfast on Sunday, September 15, at Belfast Area High School. Details: Race Through the Woods at Hidden Valley Nature Center, in Jefferson, on Sunday, September 29. The race sells out every year, so sign up early for 13-mile or 5.5-mile options:


  • Apprenticeshop Community Sailing, 655 Main Street, Rockland. Learn how to sail modern and traditional boats with licensed instructors and staff. Weekend, afternoon and women’s courses available: or 594-1800.
  • Megunticook Rowing, community rowing on Megunticook Lake, offering Learn-to-Row classes weekly and on weekends all summer. No experience needed: