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Dining Out

Free

with Patricia Overall

Calendar Jul 7, 2022

In-Person Class

Participants will meet about once a month for lunch or dinner at different restaurants in the Farmington area. Reservations will need to be firm one week prior to the date. Participants will order from the standard menu and receive separate checks.

First Thursday of the month

July 7 at 5:00pm for dinner

August 4 at 5:00pm for dinner

September 1 at 11:30 for lunch

October 6 at 11:30 for lunch

Patricia is a member of Gold LEAF who moved to Farmington 3 years ago to be near her daughter who is a professor at UMF. She came from Albuquerque, NM, where she had lived for 26 years. She is retired from teaching high school math, working in hotel management and other occupations because of moving a lot {including NACA (now NASA) and tending bar}. She has lived in 18 states and obviously enjoys eating out.

Full Course

Nature Walk - Merrymeeting Bay

$6

with Deb Stahler

Calendar Sep 26, 2022 at 11 am

In-person and online class

This walk will focus on how the area was formed, how the land was used, and flora and fauna of the area.

Sept 26, 11AM Short Review of Merrymeeting Bay Wildlife Management Area at Wildes Road on ZOOM

Sept 27, 11AM Nature walk with Terry Porter Merrymeeting Bay Wildlife Management Area at Wildes Road, in Bowdoinham. It is an easy walk (1.5 miles roundtrip) through fields, some woods, and right down to the Bay itself. This trip will include time for a picnic lunch so bring something easy to carry and eat by the bay.

For more information go to this website:

Wildes Road Wildlife Management Area | Town of Bowdoinham

Deb Stahler and Terry Porter will co-lead this walk. Deb is a 2020 Maine Master Naturalist Program graduate and lifelong outdoor enthusiast. Terry presented a virtual tour of Merrymeeting Bay during the Spring 2021 Gold LEAF session and is a Maine Master Naturalist.

Will run

Nature Walk - Hunter Cove Wildlife Sanctuary

$6

with Deb Stahler

Calendar Oct 4, 2022 at 1 pm

In-Person Class

Hunter Cove Wildlife Sanctuary offers 1.5 miles of easy, flat trails with an abundance of habitats. This should be a colorful trip for autumn trees. HCWS is a popular birdwatching, snowshoeing, and backcountry skiing property. There is an abundance of habitats for songbirds, wading birds, amphibians; there is also a deer wintering area. Several wet areas have bog bridging. Be prepared to get your feet wet. For more information go to this website:

Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust (rlht.org)

Deb Stahler and Victoria Eleftheriou will lead this walk. Deb is a 2020 Maine Master Naturalist Program graduate and lifelong outdoor enthusiast. Victoria is an environmental engineer and grew up in the Rangely area. She has visited Hunter cove as a child and can give some perspective on how the area has changed [or has not].

Full Course




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