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Outdoor calendar (week of August 8, 2018)

Friday, Aug. 10

PRESQUE ISLE: Presque Isle Historical Society Guided Historic Fairmount Cemetery Tour. Meet at 5:30 p.m. at Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce, 3 Houlton Rd. 1.5-hour guided walking tour; discuss origins, Victorian influences, and 30 local historic figures. Many hills on tour. Cost: $5; reservations required. Contact Kim Smith (207-762-1151) or visit www.pihistory.org FMI

Saturday, Aug. 11

HOULTON: S1C Aaron Henderson Memorial 5K Run/Walk. Cross country style race; may be muddy, contain rough terrain, tree roots, small river bed crossing. Registration: 7:30 a.m. at Houlton Community Park, 94 Randall Ave. Run/Walk start: 9 a.m. Cost: $20/person; T-shirt to first 50 registrants. All proceeds to Green Beret Foundation. Visit www.runsignup.com/Race/ME/Houlton/AaronHendersonMemorial5K FMI

PRESQUE ISLE: UMPI/Wintergreen Arts Center Color Presque Isle 5K. This is not a timed race. Registration: online until Aug. 1; 6-8 p.m. on Aug. 10 at Wintergreen Arts; or 8 a.m. at Riverside Park. Race start: 9 a.m. Cost: $35. Pre-registration encouraged. Refreshments provided immediately after the run. Visit www.umpi.edu/colorpi5k FMI

PRESQUE ISLE: 2018 Walk For Wishes. 6 p.m. at UMPI, 181 Main St. Registration:  5 p.m. Event: 6 p.m. Join Make-A-Wish supporters to raise money to grant wishes for children with critical illnesses. These life-changing wishes are only possible because of supporters like you. Visit www.secure2.wish.org

Sunday, Aug. 12

MARS HILL: The Big Run Around the Mountain Half Marathon. 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Bigrock Mountain, 37 Graves Rd. Run around the mountain as part of the ACI & Central Aroostook Homecoming Weekend. The course takes you near the windmills, around the mountain on both paved road and dirt roads. Cost: $25; includes race T-shirt, finisher medal. Visit the Big Run Facebook page FMI

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

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