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    July 16, 2021

    Spend a day learning how loggers operated in bygone days

    Maine Forestry and Logging Museum is staging a day of "Heavy Metal" — all forge fires and steam, except for a belt-driven machine shop originally from Belfast, which will be run with a generator.

  • Published
    July 7, 2019

    Midcoast Conservancy offers free SUP camp

    Midcoast Conservancy is offering a free Paddleboard Adventure Camp at Stevens Pond in Liberty, July 16-18. Adventure Paddleboard campers will learn both Stand Up Paddleboard skills and safety on beautiful Stevens Pond in Liberty. The camp will include an introduction to SUP skills and safety, paddling games and rescue practice and paddle exploration. Stand up paddleboards, paddles, and PFDs will all be provided. ...

  • Published
    July 5, 2019

    Indigenous stories launch Summer Reading Program July 11

    Join the Belfast Free Library for the first in a weekly series inspired by the Summer Reading Program's theme, "A Universe of Stories." The series kicks off Thursday, July 11, at 3:30 p.m. with a program featuring Indigenous stories. Why are stories important to people? How do stories make up all our lives? Join educator Starr Kelly from the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor to learn more about the importance of stories ...

  • Published
    June 24, 2019

    Butterfly release at Head of Tide Preserve July 1

    Coastal Mountains Land Trust and Belfast Free Library are collaborating on a butterfly release, Monday, July 1, at 5:30 p.m. at Head of Tide Preserve on Doak Road. Painted lady butterflies have been growing from caterpillar to chrysalis at the library since June 5, and their enclosed habitat will be on display at the library's children's floor desk (106 High St.) until this event. Before releasing the butterflies,...

  • Published
    November 12, 2018

    Observation, journaling program for kids Nov. 26

    Friends of Sears Island will conduct a nature journaling workshop for kids at the Belfast Free Library on Monday, Nov. 26, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The program will be led by Jenni Judkins of Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition. She will teach children ways of exploring the world around them and discuss the value of keeping a personal record of your observations, imaginations and inspirations. Participants will draw, ...

  • Published
    June 26, 2018

    Kids' sailing lessons available at Stockton Harbor

    Stockton Harbor Sailing Center is offering its 10th annual "Get on the Water" program for children 6 to 18 who are interested in sailing, July 2-6. All are welcome. Kids age 6 to 11 spend the morning (9 a.m. to noon) sailing, kayaking, and doing science activities and crafts. Kids age 11 to 18 spend the afternoon learning to sail, or, if already a sailor, improving their sailing skills, learning to race, and also ...

  • Published
    June 25, 2018

    Library announces summer reading programs for all ages

    “Libraries Rock” is the theme of 2018 Summer Reading Program at Belfast Free Library. Programs are planned for children, teens and adults to help them discover ways that music influences our lives and brings people together. Patrons are invited to try something new: listen to new music, read a new book, try a new craft, meet new people, and more. The fun begins on Monday, July 2, when kids and teens can stop by ...

  • Published
    June 8, 2018

    'Libraries Rock' summer reading program starts June 26

    Stockton Springs Community Library will begin its summer reading program for children Tuesday, June 26, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., and will take place every Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:30 am through July 31. This year's theme is “Libraries Rock!” There will be stories, games, snacks, and lots of fun! The session June 26 will introduce the program. There will be a skit, story and snack, and participants will create ...

  • Published
    May 24, 2018

    Insect discovery and bioblitz program for kids on Sears Island

    In celebration of Belfast Bee Week, Friends of Sears Island and Dirigo Learning will host an insect program and bioblitz for kids age 6 to 12 on Saturday, June 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. A bioblitz is a survey conducted over a short period to get a picture of what species live in a designated area. Entomologist Karen Coluzzi from the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry; Serena Cole, a retired high ...

  • Published
    May 5, 2018

    Vernal pool exploration for kids on Sears Island

    Friends of Sears Island will host a vernal pool exploration for kids age 6 to 12, with an accompanying adult, on Friday, May 18, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Aquatic biologist John Tipping of Lotic Inc. and Maine Master Naturalist Cloe Chunn will help children find and identify creatures living in the vernal pool. Program participants will also collect data on their findings, which will be recorded in the Sears Island ...

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