A Day in the Life of an Ocean Swimmer
Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

A Day in the Life of an Ocean Swimmer

Todd Siekman, has been an avid swimmer his whole life. He began long distance ocean swimming 4 years ago for two reasons: to support the Lifeflight foundation, and as a means of recovering from brain surgery.  He swims with 4 to 13 others, ranging from 13-69 years old, accompanied by up to 7 kayakers.  They typically swim from 1.5 miles up to 5.5 miles depending on the day, weather conditions and ability of the participants.

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Oh My Stars! Messier Marathon Demonstration
Apr
13
8:30 PM20:30

Oh My Stars! Messier Marathon Demonstration

In the 18th century, Charles Messier cataloged over 110 deep sky objects (star clusters, nebulae and galaxies).  Sometimes it is possible to see ALL of these objects on ONE night in the spring. Join star gazing enthusiast, Tom Hoffelder, for a night of enchantment.  Tom has been looking through a telescope since 1974 and has seen 100 objects in one night. Cloud/rain date April 14th. Telescopes provided or bring your own. 

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Where Are Those Stars? Time Change for Messier's Marathon Demonstration
Apr
13
7:30 PM19:30

Where Are Those Stars? Time Change for Messier's Marathon Demonstration

Clouds are in the forecast for Friday night, the evening scheduled for Messier's Marathon demonstration with local star gazing guru, Tom Hoffelder. Rather than cancel, Tom will talk about Messier's Marathon and his experience viewing almost 100 dark sky objects in one night.  New time - 7:30PM at Valentine Farm, 162 North Road, Bethel

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Reflections on Leading From Behind: A Day in the Life of a Professional Dog-sledder
Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

Reflections on Leading From Behind: A Day in the Life of a Professional Dog-sledder

Unlike many of us, Caroline Blair-Smith and her husband, Andy, feel at home riding on a sled behind a team of dogs. They provide dog-sledding courses for Outward Bound, race in the Can-Am Crown in Fort Kent, and lead half- and full-day tours to the general public through their business Morning Crescent Sled Dogs.  Come and learn about this fascinating lifestyle and try out a sled!

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Snow Bowling by the Light of a Bonfire
Mar
1
6:30 PM18:30

Snow Bowling by the Light of a Bonfire

Pack your bowling shoes and striped shirt and head to Valentine Farm for a moonlit evening of snow bowling by the warmth of a bonfire.  Frozen milk jugs will be the balls and knocking down wooden pins is the goal. Marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers will be provided, you bring a stick. This is all dependent on an evening of no rain!

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Valentine's Winter Games - Due to Weather, Postponed to 2019.
Feb
11
2:00 PM14:00

Valentine's Winter Games - Due to Weather, Postponed to 2019.

Want to make an impression? Come to the Valentine Winter Games and be one of hundreds making a snow angel!

NOTE: Valentine Winter Games Inclement Weather —in the event that the following weather conditions occur, the Valentine Winter Games would be cancelled: temperatures below 0°, temperatures below 10° with wind speed of more than 20 mph, a blizzard, freezing rain for more than two hours, or no snow.

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Lapham Ledge Snowshoe Hike
Jan
27
10:00 AM10:00

Lapham Ledge Snowshoe Hike

This moderate, 1.5 mile round-trip hike leads to ledges with great southerly views of surrounding foothills, lakes, and ponds.  Please bring snowshoes or microspikes and dress appropriately.  Snacks and cocoa will be provided. We will meet at 10:00 at Buck's Ledge trailhead - just north of the public spring in Bryant Pond on Rt. 26.  There is a sign and a parking lot. See you there!

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Lights at Night
Oct
28
6:00 PM18:00

Lights at Night

Have you ever seen the moon through a telescope? The moon will be in its first quarter, perfect for viewing through a telescope!  Saturn will also appear later in the evening. Telescopes available for use, or bring your own. If cloudy, an indoor presentation will be given.  

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