Midcoast Conservancy will offer a cross-country ski clinic for adults at Hidden Valley Nature Center (HVNC), 131 Egypt Road, Jefferson, on two consecutive Sundays, February 9 and 16. Veteran skiers and ski coaches will help boost participants’ confidence and skill on skis; ski rentals will be available. The cost of the two-day course is $30 for Midcoast Conservancy members, $35 for nonmembers.

A cross-country ski clinic for children of all skill levels will be held at HVNC on six Saturdays, from January 4 to February 8, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Instructors use creative, noncompetitive teaching methods. The course fee is $70 for members, $80 for nonmembers.

The Conservancy will lease cross-country equipment — high-quality skis, boots and poles — for the winter season to local families for their children in kindergarten through eighth grade. Fitting will take place at Central Lincoln County YMCA, 525 Main Street, Damariscotta, on Tuesday, January 7, from 3 to 6 p.m. The child who will use the skis must be present. The cost of the lease package is $65 per participant. For more information, email Andy at andyb@midcoastconservancy.org or visit midcoastconservancy.org.

For more information about clinics, phone 389-5150. To register, visit midcoastconservancy.org/events.