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2019 Winter Events and Programs

All events are free and do not require advance registration unless otherwise indicated. Events are weather dependent. Please check this website for cancellations. For more information, contact Julia McLeod at outreach@hhltmaine.org or 207-837-9613.

We hope you can join us! Details can be found by scrolling down.

  • Wonders of Maine’s Wildlife on Thursday, Jan. 17
  • Storytelling for Kids on Saturday, Feb. 2
  • Community Snow Day on Monday, Feb. 18
  • Over and Under the Snow on Thursday, Feb. 21
  • Full Moon Adventure on Wednesday, March 20
  • Wonders of Maine’s Wildlife on Tuesday, March 26

Click here for spring and summer programs.

Wonders of Maine’s Wildlife

Thursday, Jan. 17 during a meeting of the Appalachian Mountain Club at Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick. Potluck starts at 6 p.m. (bring a dish to share as well as your own cups, plates and silverware), followed by the presentation at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Harpswell author Ed Robinson has been writing and speaking about the outdoors for years. His new presentation features superb photographs of many of Maine’s wild creatures, both the iconic and the secretive. Ed will share fascinating stories about these creatures and help us to understand more about their lives.

Ed has written extensively about Maine’s wildlife and recently published a book titled Nature Notes from Maine: River Otters, Moose, Skunks and More. The book is a collection of 40 stories about wildlife including lobsters, loons, fishers and ospreys.  It includes 60 stunning photographs and 10 ink drawings in 190 pages. Click here for more information about the book.

This is not your only chance to see Ed speak! Click here for more speaking engagements. Ed is available for a engaging, free wildlife presentation for your club, library or community hall. Contact him at erobin77@gmail.com for more information.

Storytelling for Kids

Saturday, Feb. 2, 10-11:30 a.m. at Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, 153 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell

Do you have kids or grandkids interested in oral storytelling? This fun event provides comfortable, guided time for practice. Children will listen to stories, make puppets and props for storytelling, use their imaginations to create their own stories and come up with new endings to well-know fairy tales. Enjoy popcorn and juice and celebrate Groundhog Day with a bit of story magic.

This program is best for ages 4-12 (though younger and older are welcome) and their parents or caregivers. It is designed and led by three local teachers and moms: Cristine Bachor, Kimberlee Elder and Kristy Montana.

Advance registration is requested but not required to help us plan. Click here to register.

Community Snow Day

Join us for a Community Snow Day at Harpswell Community School. All are welcome!

Monday, Feb. 18, 2-4 p.m. at Harpswell Community School, 308 Harpswell Islands Road, Harpswell

On President’s Day, join us for winter fun at Harpswell Community School. Sled, snowshoe and enjoy hot cocoa and tea at this free event. We will have snowshoes of all sizes available for you to try out on the trails leaving from the school. All ages and experience levels are welcome, as well as leashed dogs. This event is weather dependent. This is a collaborative event of Harpswell Recreation and Harpswell Heritage Land Trust.

This event is part of our wellness theme for 2019. Click here for more information.

Over and Under the Snow

Thursday, February 21, 10-11 a.m. at Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, 153 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell

Join us as we explore and learn inspired by the children’s book, Over and Under the Snow. We’ll read the book, learn about why snow is important for animals, play a game, build a snow cave and create out own Over and Under banners to take home. Our leader is Julia McLeod of Harpswell Heritage Land Trust. It’s school vacation week, so kids of all ages are welcome!

This event is in collaboration with the Southern Midcoast Forest Playgroup.

Full Moon Adventure

Curt Chipman photo

Wednesday, March 20, 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Mitchell Field, 1410 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell

Savor the crisp air and moonlight as we enjoy a walk at Mitchell Field. Snacks and hot drinks provided at this free event. Dogs welcome. Depending on the snow conditions, bring snowshoes, microspikes or just your boots. Also bring a headlamp or flashlight, a travel mug and warm clothes.

This event is part of our wellness theme for 2019. Click here for more information.

Wonders of Maine’s Wildlife

Tuesday, March 26, 7-8 p.m. during a meeting of Merrymeeting Audubon at Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick. Free and open to the public. See top of this page for details.

Click here for spring and summer programs!