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Outdoor Calendar (week of May 16, 2018)

Wednesday, May 16

CARIBOU: Caribou Rec/Healthy You Caribou Bog Bird Watching Trip. 7-8 a.m. at Aroostook Valley Rail Trail parking lot on Washburn Road, just before Carson Road. Short walk to birding area. Open to all ages. Rain or shine. No cost and includes a free bird call. Limited binoculars, bird books available. Contact Neal Sleeper (207-493-4224) or sleeper@cariboumaine.org FMI

CARIBOU: 7th Annual Cary VA2K Walk and Roll. 11 a.m. at Cary Medical Center Trails, 163 Van Buren Road. Come together for better health and to help benefit Homeless Veterans in Aroostook County. All monetary contributions or gift card contributions from local businesses are very much appreciated. Sign up for door prizes. All fitness levels welcome. Contact Tami Kilcollins (207-498-1158) FMI

Saturday, May 19

PRESQUE ISLE: 11th annual Aroostook River Fun Run. Eight miles; flat water. Registration: 8:30 a.m. at Washburn boat landing. Race start: 9:30 a.m. Also choose to paddle it, bike it or run/walk it; all activities end at PI Fish & Game Club with free barbecue lunch, awards, prizes. Cost: $10/adult, $5/child 13 and under; Visit www.presqueislerotary.com FMI

CARIBOU: Caribou Rec/Healthy You Kayaking Outing. Paddle from the Snow Farm on Grimes Road to Fort Fairfield. Pre-registration required. Cost: $10/person. Includes transportation, incredibly stable Old Town Loon 138 kayaks, PFD’s, paddles. Depart from Caribou Wellness & Recreation Center at 9 a.m.; return by 3 p.m. Contact Neal Sleeper (207-493-4224) or sleeper@cariboumaine.org FMI

EASTON: Francis Malcolm Science Center Open House. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at FMSC, 776 Houlton Road. Explore the wonders of space through a planetarium presentation, now providing a fully immersive experience through its full-dome, digital projection system. Other attractions include bee biology display, model rocket launches, tropical aquarium, interactive displays, more! Contact FMSC (207-488-5451) FMI

Sunday, May 20

STOCKHOLM: 38th Annual Madawaska River Run. Registration: 9 a.m. at the bridge on Little Madawaska Lake Road in Westmanland. Race start: 11 a.m. Race ends at Stockholm American Legion. Cost: $15/watercraft; includes one T-shirt. $12/extra T-shirt. Visit www.facebook.com/StockholmLegion136 FMI

Tuesday, May 22

CARIBOU: Caribou Rec/Healthy You Grimes Road Birding Trip. Meet at Caribou Wellness Center at 6:30 a.m. Bird watching at the Caribou Waste Water treatment ponds with Bill Sheehan. Open to all ages. Rain or shine. No cost and includes free bird call. Limited binoculars, bird books available. Contact Neal Sleeper (207-493-4224) or sleeper@cariboumaine.org FMI

PRESQUE ISLE: Nordic Heritage Center Trail Hiking Program. Tuesdays; 3:30-5:30 p.m. from May 22-June 19 at Nordic Heritage Center, 450 Fort Rd. Students in Grades 3 and up will enjoy hiking and exploring the trails; the views and the wildlife are amazing. Cost $30/student. Contact SAD 1 Adult & Community Education (207-764-4776) or visit www.msad1.coursestorm.com/course/trail-hiking?search=hiking FMI

Looking for more info on outdoor, people-powered, or active lifestyle events? Please visit www.offugoaroostook.blogspot.com!

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