THORNDIKE — The Farwell Project hosts a Weekend Ramble following Thanksgiving with events Friday through Sunday, Nov. 26 through 28, at Route 139 East in Thorndike Village.

Friday, Nov. 26, highlights a community art project to create a “nest” of your own design inside large hardware bins beside the railroad track. Reserve your bin at the email below; some rules apply.

On Saturday, Nov. 27, from 2 to 4 p.m., enjoy world-class Bluegrass from The Oystermen with Smokey McKeen, Carter Newell and Eric Rolfson. The trio has played for nearly 50 years throughout Maine, Quebec and the Maritimes. They offer a vast repertoire of old-time dance tunes on push-button accordion, fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin and bass; songs of work, love, strife and achievement from American folk history. This is complemented by a beer and wine tasting of local brews and a tasty buffet of local foods either outdoors or in the lumber shed, beginning at 1 p.m. All welcome for the music and food (donations gratefully accepted); beer and wine tasters must be 21 years of age.

Sunday morning, Nov. 28, features storytelling in the new Farwell Museum beside the woodstove at 11 a.m.

At noon, Railcycles will be available for pedaling on the track; three runs are scheduled at noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Reserve a cycle for an hour ($15/person) and join a guide for a six-mile round-trip trek through woods and fields. Reservations suggested, as space is limited to 10 pedalers per trip.

All shops are also open during this event. Details can be found at, Thorndike Mill & Meeting Place on Facebook, and reservations are available by email at