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July 2019

Partner Event: Slaid Cleaves benefit concert

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Patrick’s Church, 380 Academy Hill Rd
Newcastle, ME 04553 United States
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$25
Slaid Cleaves

Slaid Cleaves is performing a fundraiser for the Mill Committee of Old Bristol Historical Society on July 28 from 7-9 pm at St. Patrick’s in Newcastle. All proceeds from this event will go to restoration of the Historic Pemaquid Mill. Slaid Grew up in Maine. Has family in Round Pond. Lives in Texas. Writes songs. Makes records. Travels around. Tries to be good. Now twenty-five years into his storied career, Cleaves' songwriting has never been more potent than on latest album Ghost on the Car Radio. The characters in Slaid Cleaves' songs live in unglamorous reality. They work dead-end jobs,…

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August 2019

River Beats Concert

August 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm, 3 Round Top Lane
Damariscotta, 04543 United States
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Free
young composer listening to performance

You are invited to a free community concert to hear extraordinary original music composed entirely by children and performed by professional musicians. The composers are campers participating in Coastal Rivers' two-week River Beats session of Camp Mummichog. During this session, nature exploration provides inspiration for campers to compose original music with Will Healy, an educator affiliated with the New York Philharmonic Young Composers Program. Many of the children have no prior music experience. Students have full autonomy with their composition. Past pieces have been inspired by natural phenomena such as wind and rain, the behavior of wild creatures, and more,…

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Partner Event: Community Forum on Recycling and Trash Disposal in Lincoln County

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Coastal Rivers Round Top Farm, 3 Round Top Lane
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Free
Presernters Mark Ward and Michael Ulh

The community forum promises to be an entertaining, educational, and interactive experience. Learn where all the trash goes when it goes away! We will explore the unique relationship that exists in Lincoln County between our local transfer stations and the county-wide recycling center. Recent changes in the recycling market have made the need for such a conversation all the more urgent. We hope that the community forum will encourage dialogue on this subject to ensure our county has a resilient recycling and solid waste management system for the future. Presented by Talking Trash! (Mark Ward & Michael Uhl), and funded…

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Twin Villages Foodbank Farm Garden Party

August 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Coastal Rivers Nature Center, 110 Belvedere Road
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Free
a volunteer helps with the harvest

You're invited to join us in the fields of Twin Villages Foodbank Farm to celebrate our FOURTH season and our biggest harvest yet! Thanks to our farm fans and volunteers, we are making weekly deliveries of big, beautiful veggies to 7 food pantries in Lincoln County. And because not all families can make it to the food pantries, we are also reaching out to area kids through other programs like the Salt Bay Area Head Start, school food pantries, FARMS at the Y, and the Morris Farm. The new food storage hub in Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm has…

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September 2019

Partner Event: Invasive Forest Pests presentation and tree ID walk

September 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Coastal Rivers Round Top Farm, 3 Round Top Lane
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Free
Emerald Ash Borers and exit holes in tree

Invasive forest pests like emerald ash borer (EAB) and hemlock woolly adelgid are having devastating impacts on Maine’s forests; browntail moth is affecting human health as well as tree health; Asian longhorned beetle, with a large host range could be the next invader on the horizon! Hildy Ellis of Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) will present a program about these invaders at Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust in Damariscotta. Using slides and an outdoor tree ID walk, this workshop will help landowners and users, as well as landscape and forestry professionals, learn to identify current and potential invasive forest…

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Butterfly Safari

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Coastal Rivers Nature Center, 110 Belvedere Road
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Free
monarch on goldenrod

Join naturalist Sarah Gladu in the field to search for and identify caterpillars, butterflies, and moths. We will tag monarchs and report our findings to the Maine Butterfly Survey. All ages are welcome! Butterfly nets will be provided. Come prepared to be outside, but do not wear pyrethrin insecticide please. Rain date is September 29. Meet at Coastal Rivers Nature Education Center, 110 Belvedere Rd, Damariscotta. Please sign up using the form:   Monarch photo courtesy of Kris Christine.

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Frogs and Pollywogs – September 2019

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Coastal Rivers Nature Center, 110 Belvedere Road
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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$3
bumblebee and aster

Flowers and Fruit: We'll look for flowers and pollinators, and press apples to make apple cider.

For preschoolers (ages 2-5) and their parents/guardians. A little bit of learning and exploring, and a hike!

These classes are held 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. the fourth Thursday of each month (except November and December). Fee: $3.00 per child, or prepay for 5 classes and get a 6th class free. Sign up online.

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October 2019

Harvest Day Mini-camp 2019 (AOS 93 schools closed)

October 11 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Coastal Rivers Nature Center, 110 Belvedere Road
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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$45 – $50
kids running in the field

Learn about pollinators and plants, make apple cider with a press, tour a working farm, forage for wild edibles, play nature-inspired games, and much more at this one-day camp for kids ages 6 to 11.

Kids will need to bring snacks, lunch, and warm outdoor gear. Pre-registration is due one week before the session starts, although earlier registration is recommended as these sessions tend to fill up quickly. Fee: $50, or $45 for members at the Mussel level or above. Register online.

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Fall hikes with a naturalist – October

October 18 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Dodge Point, River Road
Newcastle, ME 04553 United States
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Free
view of Dodge Point across the river in fall

8:30 – 10:30 AM, three Fridays, October to December.

Fall weather can be ideal for walking in the woods, and it’s fascinating to observe local plants and animals during this time of transition as they get ready for cold weather! Join Education Director Sarah Gladu on gentle hikes with frequent stops for natural history learning. FREE.

Boots are recommended. We love dogs, but we ask that you leave them at home for these guided hikes. Register online.

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Cider Sundays

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 20, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Coastal Rivers Nature Center, 110 Belvedere Road
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Free – $5
pile of apples

Press your own sweet cider! Bring your apples and your cider jugs, and use our apple press. (Remember, it freezes well!)

Time slots every ½ hour. To reserve a time, email adesveaux@coastalrivers.org.

Fee: Non-members, $5 adults/$2 children. Members free!

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