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July 2014

Fine Food and Folk Music in the Cove

July 31, 2014 @ 5:30 pm
Owls Head, ME 04854 United States + Google Map
$80 - $90

Come enjoy a summer evening of live music, wonderful food and company on the stunning peninsula of Crocketts Beach in Owls Head at the home of Ken and Barbara Wexler. Diners will enjoy innovative and delicious food created by India McConochie of Green Bean Catering, regular providers of wholesome foods at the market at Hedgerow in Martinsville. Following the divine dinner will be a live performance from John and Rachel Nicholas, who have been playing folk/guitar music together for more…

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October 2014

Opera-tunity for Food and Fun

October 10, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$75 - $85

Join Wolfgang and Pamela Kowald at their home on Rackliff Island for an operatic dinner party based on the varied works of Giacomo Puccini. Dine on a five course meal, in addition to an exotic array of passed hors d'oeuvres, created by Laura Cabot Catering.  The menu will reflect Puccini's works, set in times and places such as ancient Peking, 19th century Paris, early 20th century Japan, and America's frontier. The featured guest will be Dr. Jeremy Yudkin, Professor of Music…

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May 2015

Geology of the Georges River Watershed

May 9, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
$45 - $55

Join your host, Mark Holden, an environmental geologist, on a tour of the ancient geological history of the Georges River watershed. This 4-hour tour will explore the different structures and rock formations, which help tell the story of how Maine was formed. Participants will meet at a specified location to be given at time of ticket purchase. Stops will include major fault zones, remains of ancient volcanics, the intrusive Lincoln Sill, oceanic pillow basalts, a former ancient coastline, and a…

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August 2015

Seaside Salmon Soiree – I

August 11, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Home of John and Jane Rasmussen Port Clyde, ME United States + Google Map
$75 - $85

Back by popular demand! Only the salmon is from “away” when you come to the Port Clyde home of Jane and John Rasmussen. Sip beverages by the shore as you enjoy views of Hay Ledge, The Brothers, Mosquito and Monhegan Islands. While party-goers are thus occupied, John is preparing a Scottish salmon to be accompanied by Jane’s famous dill sauce. Local produce rounds out the meal which will also feature wines from one of the three vineyards in the watershed.…

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Seaside Salmon Soiree – II

August 18, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Home of John and Jane Rasmussen Port Clyde, ME United States + Google Map

It is so popular that we added a second event! Only the salmon is from “away” when you come to the Port Clyde home of Jane and John Rasmussen. Sip beverages by the shore as you enjoy views of Hay Ledge, The Brothers, Mosquito and Monhegan Islands. While party-goers are thus occupied, John is preparing a Scottish salmon to be accompanied by Jane’s famous dill sauce. Local produce rounds out the meal which will also feature wines from one of…

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October 2015

Oktoberfeast!

October 17, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$75 - $85

With the growing season winding down, it’s time to celebrate the bounty of good food and drink produced right here in Maine. Join hosts Jim Kinnealey and Cynthia Hyde for 'Oktoberfeast', a German-themed meal featuring brisket and schnitzel from Kinnealey Quality Meats, local artisan beers, Morse’s sauerkraut, and produce from nearby farms and orchards. You will gather in the South Hope Trading Company, a warm and welcoming space featuring artworks from the Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland. Live music will be…

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December 2015

Holiday History and Caroling

December 6, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
General Henry Knox Museum, 28 High Street
Thomaston, ME 04861 United States
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$30 - $40

Hark!! We’re partnering with the General Henry Knox Museum in Thomaston for an evening of holiday merriments. Anthony Antolini, Artistic Director of Down East Singers, will lead the group in singing traditional and modern carols in the Oval Room, a grand example of architectural elegance from the late 1700’s. Mr. Antolini will be playing his 1782 Longman and Broderip harpsichord, made in London, to bring a period flavor to the musical accompaniment. Guests will be treated to festive nibbles and…

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January 2016

Know Your iPhone Workshop

January 29, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Georges River Land Trust, 8 N, Main St., Ste. 200
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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$45 - $55

The best camera for taking photos is the one that you always have with you. Lurking inside your iPhone is one of the most inspiring, capable, and fun imaging systems in all of photography. More than just a snapshot device, your iPhone is a powerful creative tool for making art, right in the palm of your hand. You now have both camera and darkroom in your pocket. Photographing with a mobile device adds a level of convenience, flexibility, and spontaneity…

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April 2016

Dining and Donating!

April 4, 2016
Hartstone Inn, 41 Elm Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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THE FIRST OF TWO NIGHTS OF GOURMET DINING The Hartstone Inn in Camden extends an invitation to the supporters of Georges River Land Trust for a night out to benefit our conservation efforts. Make your dinner reservation for April 4, 2016, and 50% of your dinner bill will be donated to the Land Trust. If you can't make it on this date, there is one more opportunity to dine and donate on April 11. Experience the cuisine of the Hartstone…

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Dining and Donating!

April 11, 2016
Hartstone Inn, 41 Elm Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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THE SECOND NIGHT OF GOURMET DINING The Hartstone Inn in Camden extends an invitation to the supporters of Georges River Land Trust for a night out to benefit our conservation efforts. Make your dinner reservation for April 11, 2016, and 50% of your dinner bill will be donated to the Land Trust. Experience the cuisine of the Hartstone Inn’s internationally award-winning chef/owner, Michael Salmon. Presented in their elegantly appointed dining room on fine china, their acclaimed evening meals are a…

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Tea & Talk at Kelpie Gallery: Langlais Art Conservation

April 24, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Kelpie Gallery, 81 Elm Street
South Thomaston, ME 04858 United States
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$15 - $25

The Kelpie Gallery in South Thomaston, as part of their winter “Tea and a Talk” series, is collaborating with Georges River Land Trust. This Tea and Talk is meant to provide an inside look at the art conservation work that has been ongoing at the Bernard Langlais home & studio in Cushing. The afternoon's topic will be presented by Douglas Smith. Douglas Smith is a painter and art archivist who, since 1999, has been framing and cataloging the work of…

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May 2016

Mother’s Day Daffodils and Dessert

May 8, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Klivans garden and home Camden,
$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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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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Step back into 1755…

August 27, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chase Farm, 729 Middle Rd
Warren, ME 04864 United States
$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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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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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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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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July 2017

Garden Tour Reception at Randall’s Hill Farm

July 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Randall’s Hill Farm Montville, ME 04941 United States + Google Map
$35

George and Karin Look invite you to their Randall’s Hill Farm in Montville for post-Garden Tour food and drink and a wonderful view of the northern reaches of the Georges River watershed. Guests will gather in the Look's restored 1814 barn for drinks and finger-food. Wander, if you wish, to their pond and through the youthful gardens, or just sit and relax in the timber-frame Folly or under a tree. Former private chef, Rene Veilleux, will prepare the food as…

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August 2017

30th Celebration Boat Trip and Annual Meeting

August 27, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding, 84 Knox St.
Thomaston, ME 04861 United States
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Free - $40

Get out your boat togs and dancing shoes because it's time to celebrate our 30th Anniversary! Join us at the Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding boatyard in Thomaston for an afternoon gathering of friends, food, music, dancing, and a silent auction. Let's have some fun! Here's what we have planned: Cruising on the Laura B down the Georges River to see recently conserved lands and learn about local wildlife - limited spots available - $40 per person Bring your summer season delicacy for…

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