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Outdoor calendar – week of August 15, 2018

Friday, Aug. 17

CARIBOU: CHS Alumni and Community XC Race. Distance: 2.75 miles. Race as an individual or as a team. Runners start according to age; each category starting one minute apart so everyone has a chance to win. No cost. Registration: 6:30 p.m. at CHS Ski Building, 308 Sweden St. Race start: 7:45 p.m. Contact Roy Alden (207-498-3563) or FMI

Saturday, Aug. 18

FORT KENT: 28th Annual Tour de la Vallée. Bring family, friends on a challenging grand tour of the St. John Valley. Bike 25, 50, 62 or 100 miles, mountain bike 35 miles, or walk/run 3K, 5K, or 10K. Fully supported; rest stops, medical, mechanical. Cost: $30/individual, $60/family; individuals must raise $100 in pledges. Supports local cancer patients, families. Visit FMI

PORTAGE LAKE: Historical Society Canoe Carry, Portage Lake. 7 p.m. Join in on this historical re-enactment of the traditional portage from Little Machias Lake to Portage Lake. Distance: 2.1 miles; put in at southwest corner of Portage Lake; land at Picnic Pavilion in Portage. Contact Jim Dumond (207-227-1864) FMI

Saturday, Aug. 25

HOULTON: Aroostook County Walk Like MADD 2017. Do something about drunk driving in our community. This year, thousands of people in cities around the nation will participate in 5K events to eliminate drunk driving from our roadways. Registration: 7:30 a.m. at Houlton Rec., 128 Main St. Walk start: 9 a.m. Visit FMI

PRESQUE ISLE: PI Historical Society Guided Historic Downtown Walking Tour. 10 a.m.-noon. This guided two-mile tour begins and ends at the 1875 Vera Estey House Museum, 16 Third Street, and covers over 30 historic sites and individuals. No cost. Contact Kim Smith (207-762-1151) or visit FMI

FORT KENT: Fort Kent Outdoor Center BBQ & Band & Tent Show. 4-8 p.m. at FKOC, 33 Paradis Cir. Bring your tent and other outdoor gear, vintage and current, to show off, compare, borrow, or maybe even sell or barter. Chicken BBQ with all the fixin’s. Live music by Boomerang. Cash bar. Cost: $15/person. Visit FMI

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