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May 2016

Artist in Residence Final Installation

May 6, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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The Assembled 50x50 - George Mason

George Mason has been the George's River Land Trust Artist in Residence since May of 2015, and has explored the Georges River watershed both on his own and with Land Trust members and friends who have introduced him to many of their favorite spots. The Georges River Artist in Residency is sponsored by the K2 Family Foundation, based in Port Clyde. K2 partners with other non-profits to fund efforts in arts, education, and sustainability. "Partnering with the Georges River Land…

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Mother’s Day Daffodils and Dessert

May 8, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Klivans garden and home, Camden, + Google Map
$35 - $45

This Mother's Day, bring your mom out for an afternoon of daffodils and dessert! Growing up in Lakeland, Florida, it was too hot to grow any bulbs so our host, Elinor Klivans, was flower bulb deprived for many years. When she moved to Maine, she had her chance to make up for those years in the subtropics, and she has! Her daffodils surround her house---there is no lawn and they are tucked in by the hundreds in the trees, behind…

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June 2016

Pepper Hill Farm Equestrian Tour

June 2, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pepper Hill Farm, 81 Elm St
South Thomaston, ME 04858 United States
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$10 - $25

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! The horses at Pepper Hill Farm invite you for a meet and greet. Bring your family for a tour of the new four-season stable and riding facility set on 28 acres in South Thomaston. The Pepper Hill Riders will introduce you to a variety of horse breeds and demonstrate the various gates (walk, trot, tölt, and canter) of their family of Icelandic horses. Icelandic horses are descended from Scandinavian ponies and are known for their spirited temperament…

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Oars & Pours on the River

June 10, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Thomaston Town Landing and Slipway Restaurant, 24 Town Landing Road
Thomaston, ME United States
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$35 - $45

Sorry, this event has been postponed. Please call 207-594-5166 to receive updated information. <!--Dust off your kayak – the river is calling! Let’s get summer started early with a paddle on the Georges River in Thomaston followed by refreshments at The Slipway. We’ll gather and launch our boats at the Thomaston Town Landing where kayak guide Brian Cody, a Registered Maine Guide and the owner of Port Clyde Kayaks, will lead us down the river. We’ll view the productive clam…

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Abbie Read’s Art Studio Tour

June 22, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Abbie Read’s Studio,
$45 - $55

The glorious peonies at the entrance to the beautiful two-story studio on Appleton Ridge Road will welcome guests to Abbie Read's creative refuge. It houses a multitude of intriguing objects and materials she uses in her three-dimensional wall pieces, constructions, and collages. Abbie will discuss the various processes she uses in constructing her larger pieces as well as small collages, many of which will be on view here. As a former landscape and garden designer, Abbie finds that the natural…

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July 2016

Ole! Lakefront Mexican Fiesta

July 16, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Margolis home,
$75 - $85

Join us for a Mexican fiesta to celebrate the beauty of the Georges River! Sip a margarita or a cerveza from the shore of Seven Tree Pond while the sun sets over the water. A delicioso Mexican dinner will follow to the sweet refrains of Mariachi music. Wear your favorite rebozo, serape and sombrero to set the mood and enrich the fiesta. Hosts: Al and Margie Margolis Limited to 12 guests.   <!-- hide ticket sales TICKETS Non-member $85.00 GRLT…

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Paddle the Georges River

July 28, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
White Oak Pond, Warren, ME 04864 United States + Google Map
Free

Join past Executive Director and current Land Trust volunteer, Gail Presley, for an adventure on the middle section of the Georges River. Gail will lead canoeists and kayakers on an exploration of the extraordinary and undeveloped portion of the river south from White Oak Pond in Warren to the Middle Road bridge and back. The water here is calm and the shoreline is close enough to offer opportunities for diverse wildlife sightings. It is not uncommon to see eagles, turtles,…

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No Bees; No Berries

July 29, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Appleton Ridge, Appleton Ridge Rd.
Appleton, 04862
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Free

Take a walk through a productive blueberry barren on top of Appleton Ridge to explore the link between pollinators and Maine blueberry production. Francis Drummond, Professor of Insect Ecology and Insect Pest Management and Blueberry Extension Pollination Specialist, will join Georges River Land Trust on Friday, July 29th at 4 p.m. in Appleton to discuss wild blueberry production and the it’s link with pollination. Dr. Drummond’s research topics have included: wild blueberry production, blueberry plant reproductive ecology, agricultural production practices…

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August 2016

A Honey of a Dinner

August 11, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bedigian Home, Spruce Head, ME 04859 United States + Google Map
$75 - $85

A view of Wheeler Bay from Clark Point will sweeten the deal for this summer evening event. Join our hosts Gayle and Rick Bedigian for a delicious dinner that showcases the product of their passion – honey! Our hosts are enamored with bees and beekeeping and went to bee school to learn the ins and outs of bee husbandry. Since then they have started their own apiary with two hives. Their screened-in porch will be the site for a dinner…

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A Walk Through the Woods – Barefoot!

August 18, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fort Point, Wiley's Corner Road
St. George, ME 04860 United States
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Free

Join the Georges River Land Trust and the St. George Conservation Commission for the Land Trust’s annual “turtle” walk, this year at Fort Point in St. George on Thursday August 18 at 10 a.m. Known as a “turtle” walk because the pace is slow and easy, this widely popular event is perfect for kids of all ages and their parents and grandparents. Also hosting the event are the St. George Parks and Recreation Committee and the Friends of St. George.…

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Step back into 1755…

August 27, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chase Farm, 729 Middle Rd
Warren, ME 04864 United States
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$10 - $85

Here is your chance to step back in history to the mid 1700s with a reenactment and encampment of soldiers who historically protected the fledgling communities of the midcoast, followed by wild Maine game hors d’oeuvres and beverages from the era. The setting for this day of historical adventure will be Alvin Chase and Tozia Dippre’s farm in Warren, situated on the beautiful Georges River. This event has something for everyone. From 12 pm to 4 pm, families are invited…

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Dining for a Cause at Hatchet Mountain Publick House

August 31, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hatchet Mountain Publick House, 42 Hatchet Mountain Road
Hope, ME 04847 United States
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Dine for a cause! Mark your calendar for Georges River Land Trust's Hatchet Mountain Publick House Benefit on Wednesday, August 31. Join us for delicious food and fun times in Hope! Hatchet Mountain Publick House will be donating a portion of your bill to us when you make a reservation and mention Georges River Land Trust. Check out their menu here. Call 207-763-4565 to make your reservation! Be sure to tell them that you are supporting Georges River Land Trust!…

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September 2016

Hurricane Island History & Exploration

September 7, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 4:15 pm
Hurricane Island, Hurricane Island ME United States + Google Map
$125

In 2005, Hurricane Island, the 125-acre island ten miles southeast of Rockland, began the third act of its significant role in the life of midcoast Maine. From 1870 until its sudden closure in 1914, the island supported an active quarry and a community of nearly 1,000. In its very different second act it became the Maine island base of the Outward Bound School which moved off the island to Wheeler Bay in St. George in 2006. And now since 2009,…

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Annual Meeting and Celebration

September 13, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Mark your calendar for our Annual Celebration to take place on Tuesday, September 13, at the Anderson West property in South Thomaston. The site for our members meeting this year is a key parcel to the vision of Bridging Two Rivers (the St. George and the Weskeag) by securing a vital wildlife habitat and creating a permanently protected land bridge between the two rivers that is a critical flyway for migratory birds. Without this flyway and the opportunity the conserve…

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Chainsaw Safety Workshop

September 24, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Langlais Sculpture Preserve, 576 River Rd
Cushing, 04563
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Free

Brush up your chainsaw skills at this workshop geared for both novices and more experienced loggers. It will be led by Ted Wright, who oversees the Northeast Master Logger Certification Program. After showing a safety and maintenance video, Ted will demonstrate cutting techniques. Protective gear and chainsaws will be available for those wishing to partake in the demonstration. Participants can bring their own chainsaws. In addition, Ted will provide a tree felling demonstration. Please wear long sleeves, long pants and…

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October 2016

Fisher Snowplow Factory Tour

October 6, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fisher Plow, 50 Gordon Drive
Rockland, 04841
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$35 - $45

A PRIVATE TOUR OF FISHER PLOW Fisher Snowplows, a local company started in 1948, is now one of several brands owned by Douglas Dynamics, LLC. (Ticker symbol PLOW on the NYSE) Rockland is home to one of Douglas’s four world class manufacturing plants. The hands down leader in the Snow and Ice Control industry, Fisher is the go-to brand for many commercial snow plowers, municipalities, and homeowners primarily throughout North America, but also around the world. Fisher is the largest…

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Bats!

October 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Free

Often misunderstood, bats are one of the most compelling and unique Maine mammals. Learn about their physiology to their behavior and hunting methods through echolocation. They are also among the most unique, playing an essential role in the ecology of our planet and saving US agriculture billions of dollars each year. With over 100 slides and a lively presentation, Kassler will open your eyes to the truth about bats and why you should care about them. She will also debunk…

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November 2016

WindowDressers for Langlais

November 16, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Volunteers needed for Langlais WindowDressers Community Build Georges River Land Trust is looking for volunteers to help construct energy conserving widow inserts for the Langlais Sculpture Preserve. We are reserving a Langlais build at WindowDressers for Wednesday November 16th from 8:30 to noon at the Lincoln Street Center in Rockland. WindowDressers is a nonprofit dedicated to helping Mainers reduce their energy costs with seasonal inserts that are an inexpensive alternative to window replacement. Their model of community builds helps to…

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December 2016

Tour of Swans Island Company

December 1, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Swans Island Company, 231 Atlantic Highway
Northport, ME 04849 United States
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$35 - $45

Since 1992, Swans Island Company has been producing naturally hand­dyed, handwoven blankets on the coast of Maine. Now located in a 1790’s farmhouse in Northport, Swans Island has grown to produce full lines of handcrafted yarns, handloomed blankets and throws, knit and woven accessories, and washable organic blankets. We are committed to producing textiles the way they should be made: with sustainably sourced fibers and timeless design, inspired by generations of craft traditions. Swans Island Company President Bill Laurita will…

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Home Auction – Click to read terms & conditions

December 3, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
582 River Road, 582 River Road
Cushing, ME 04563 United States
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10 AM SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2016 HOUSE AT 582 RIVER ROAD, CUSHING MUST BE MOVED Previews Saturday, Nov. 12 at 9am – 11 am and Dec. 3 at 9 – 10 am or by special appointment – call 594-5166 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PDF of this info. The Georges River Land Trust plans to construct a parking area and new entrance adjacent to the Langlais Sculpture Preserve. We hope this house can find a new family to take it home.…

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March 2017

Wine Tasting- To Be Rescheduled.

March 5, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
$35 - $45

Join us to enjoy “l'heure bleue, a French wine tasting”, hosted by Georges River Land Trust, and co-sponsored by The Wine Seller in conjunction with Jack Scully of Easterly Wine. Spend Sunday afternoon, March 5, sipping fine French wines and enjoying accompanying charcuterie and hors d’oeuvres. Loyal French wine lovers and new oenophiles will be enlightened during this magical twilight hour event, which the French refer to as “l'heure bleue.” From 3:30-5:30 p.m., guests will enjoy tasting notes and the…

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Cell Phone Mapping and Navigation

March 24, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Georges River Land Trust, 8 N, Main St., Ste. 200
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Free

Stewardship Program Manager, Brent West, will lead a seminar on how to use google to explore maps and the Georges River Land Trust's Trail System. Please bring your smartphone and have Google Maps and Google Earth loaded onto your device. This is part of our free educational series of Walks & Talks. Registration is required, please call 207-594-5166 to sign up.

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April 2017

Wetlands: Wild and Wonderful

April 20, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Anderson West – Riverview Hayfileds, St. George Rd.
S. Thomaston, ME 04858 United States
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Free

Dave Marceau, Soil and Wetland Scientist, will lead a walk on GRLT's Riverview Hayfields Preserve to showcase the varieties of wetlands, how they function and how we as land users affect their functions. This is part of our free educational series of Walks & Talks.

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Owls Head Stewardship Fundraiser – Ham & Bean Supper

April 29, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Owls Head Community Center, 224 Ash Point Drive
Owls Head, ME 04854 United States
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$5 - $10

The Town of Owls Head is the proud owner of the 9-acre coastal Plaisted Preserve and Georges River Land Trust holds the conservation easement on the property, ensuring it stays in conservation forever. Join us for a traditional ham and bean supper to raise funds for the long-term stewardship of this property. The conservation easement, monitored annually by the Land Trust, safeguards public accessibility while also protecting the environmental resources of the Plaisted Preserve in perpetuity. The Owls Head Conservation…

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May 2017

Timberdoodling: A Woodcock Walk

May 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Trolley Marsh, 318-354 Oyster River Rd
Warren, ME 04864 United States
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Free

Join Georges River Land Trust at our Trolley Marsh Preserve to observe the breeding displays of the American Woodcock. Woodcock, also called Timberdoodle, display acrobatic flight and a singing call as part of their yearly breeding ritual. This is part of our free educational series of Walks & Talks.

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