Outdoor Calendar (week of August 16, 2017)

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Wednesday, Aug. 16

PRESQUE ISLE: Presque Isle Recreation and Parks Department Cross Country Running. Learn the value of being physically active and how much fun running on all terrain can be.

All levels of runners in grades 3-5 welcome. Registration deadline: Aug. 16. Meets Aug. 21-Sept. 29 at Mantle Lake Park. All runners: Mondays 3:30-4:30 p.m. Grades 3-4: Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 p.m. Grade 5: Wednesdays 3:30-4:30. Contact Presque Isle Recreation and Parks Department (207-764-2545) FMI

Saturday, Aug. 19

PRESQUE ISLE: Second Annual United Way of Aroostook Book It for Reading. Registration: 7:30 a.m. at Mantle Lake Park, 110 Pine St. Kids’ 1-Mile Fun Run start: 9 a.m. 5K Run/Walk start: 9:30 a.m. A fee will be charged and T-shirts will be given to first 50 registrants, plus all registrants select book of choice at finish line. Visit www.runsignup.com/Race/ME/PresqueIsle/BookItForReadingPRESQUEISLE FMI

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: 9:00 a.m. Visit www.walklikemadd.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=751 FMI

SHIN POND: Baxter Outdoors/Katahdin Woods & Waters Wild Maine Weekend 5K Relay. Course weaves through pristine KWW National Monument; mostly dirt logging roads. Registration: 8:30 a.m. at 100 yards past Matagamon Wilderness Store & Camps. Race start: 10 a.m. Cost: $30/5K Solo, $35/10K Solo, $55/10K Team. Evening fun, food, entertainment at Shin Pond Village after race. Visit www.baxteroutdoors.com FMI

PORTAGE LAKE: Portage Lake Whoopie Pie Festival. noon-2 p.m. at Portage Lake Municipal Building, 20 School St. Ben’s Trading Post inflatable archery range. Also, vendors selling whoopie pie samples for 25 cents each, live music, games, bounce house for kids. Cost: free! Contact Taunja Jandreau (207-435-4361) 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

Sunday, Aug. 20

FORT KENT: 27th 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 3, 5, or 10 miles. Fully supported; rest stops, medical, mechanical. Cost: $30/individual, $60/family; individuals must raise $100 in pledges. Supports local cancer patients, families. Visit www.paradiscancerfund.org/tour-de-la-vallee FMI

WASHBURN: August Festival 3K Road Race and Charity Walk. Registration: 8 a.m. at Washburn District Elementary School. Race start: 8:30 a.m. Walk start: 8:35 a.m. Cost: $8. T-shirt to first 40 registrants. Proceeds to benefit Quintin Thompson and Kelsey Farr. Contact Kolbie Churchill (207-551-5624) FMI

Monday, August 21

FORT FAIRFIELD: Solar Eclipse Viewing. 1-4 p.m. at Fort Fairfield Public Library, 339 Main St. Join us on the lawn to view this spectacular solar eclipse! Glasses available for safe sun viewing. Arrive early for fun science experiments, craft activities, and more! Open to the public; attendees ages 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Contact FFPL (207-472-3880) or dleighton@fortfairfield.org FMI

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