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Apple Day Family Festival
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Apple Day Family Festival

$7
Calendar Next session starts Oct 5, 2019 at 10 am

Maine Audubon Members Free!

Nonmember $7 each for adults and children over age 3.

Location: Gilsland Farm, Falmouth

Become a member! Get your whole family in for free!

Join us for a "bushel" of fun at the 32nd Annual Apple Day Celebration! It’s packed full of fall fun with games, workshops, cider-making and other "a-peeling" activities. Join us in our historic apple orchard to learn about bees and pollinators and why wildlife habitat is at the "core" of our mission!

We "picked" out a few highlights of the day:

Cider Press

Apple Toss

Scavenger Hunt

Crafts

Face painting

Music by the "Sea Slugs"

Thank you to L.L. Bean and Sweetser’s Apple Barrel and Orchard for their support of Apple Day.

 

Autumn Equinox at the Audubon
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Autumn Equinox at the Audubon

$25
Calendar Next session starts Sep 19, 2019 at 5 pm

Purchase tickets here!

Join us, Thursday, September 19th from 5:00 - 7:30pm for an Autumn Equinox celebration to benefit Maine Audubon at Gilsland Farm!

Portside Real Estate Group is delighted to present the 3rd Annual Autumn Equinox at the Audubon featuring live music, delicious bites from local food trucks, and local brews amid Maine Audubon’s rolling meadows and beautiful sanctuary.

As summer officially comes to an end, please join us in celebrating the Autumn Equinox and the beginning of a new season. Can you imagine a more desirable place to gather than at the Maine Audubon?

Your Autumn Equinox at the Audubon ticket purchase is an important part of community fundraising to support the Maine Audubon. Each ticket will include one drink voucher, yummy bites (yes, including food trucks!), live music, lawn games and walking tours of the Audubon.

This is a family friendly event!

Portside Real Estate Group’s Give Back Mission:
We are an agency dedicated to giving back to our community through hosted fundraiser events that directly benefit four local non-profits, donating over $50,000 each year. Learn more here

About Maine Audubon:
Mission: Maine Audubon works to conserve Maine’s wildlife and habitat by engaging people of all ages in education, conservation, and action.

Questions? Contact us at jnason@portsidereg.com

Family Fun at Gilsland Farm

$150

with Molly Woodring

Calendar Next session starts Oct 16, 2019 at 9:30 am, runs for 9 weeks
1 additional session on Oct 16, 2019

Weekly on Wednesdays (new day!)
9-weeks/session

Child members: $120
Child non-members: $150
Ages 2-5, siblings under 2 free
Location: Gilsland Farm

Young children and their grown-ups are invited to spend an hour exploring nature together through stories, songs, art, and play. Each week will include both indoor activities and outdoor adventures designed to foster a connection to nature, encourage stewardship, and provide an introduction to group learning settings.

Advanced registration is encouraged! Drop-ins are welcome if space is available. ($15/week for members, $20/week nonmembers)

Family Fun at Gilsland Farm

$150

with Molly Woodring

Calendar Next session starts Jan 8, 2020 at 9:30 am, runs for 10 weeks
1 additional session on Jan 8, 2020

Weekly on Wednesdays, no class 2/19 
9-weeks/session

Child members: $120
Child non-members: $150
Ages 2-5, siblings under 2 free
Location: Gilsland Farm

Young children and their grown-ups are invited to spend an hour exploring nature together through stories, songs, art, and play. Each week will include both indoor activities and outdoor adventures designed to foster a connection to nature, encourage stewardship, and provide an introduction to group learning settings.

Advanced registration is encouraged! Drop-ins are welcome if space is available. ($15/week for members, $20/week nonmembers)

Felted Bird Crafting Workshop

$45

with Heidi Boyd

Calendar Next session starts Oct 12, 2019 at 1 pm

Location Gilsland Farm

Price: $45, Member Price: $40

Hand- stitch a bright Cardinal for your tree or window with local professional crafter Heidi Boyd. In this workshop you will cut pattern pieces out of wool felt and learn how to sew them into a charming flying bird. You’ll also take home the supplies to make the companion Bluejay and Goldfinch. When finished each bird measures 5″ L, 3.5” H, and 1” W. All levels of experience are welcome!

Children 8+ are welcome but must have an adult chaperone.

There will also be a trunk show from Heidi’s Brunswick studio. You can purchase other kits and projects! These make GREAT gifts! Kits will be available for sale in the Nature Store as well after the event through Holiday 2019!

Heidi Boyd is the author of 15 craft books and licenses her artwork for fabric and machine embroidery. Her crafts have been featured in national publications and she’s appeared on HGTV. Heidi’s motto is “sewing smiles one stitch at a time”.

Holiday Handcrafted Shopping
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Holiday Handcrafted Shopping

Free
Calendar Next session starts Nov 30, 2019 at 10 am

Location: Gilsland Farm, Falmouth

Join us for handcrafted Maine gifts featuring our staff and volunteer artists!  They’ll have jewelry, stained glass, knitted items, and much, much more!

The Nature Store will also be open and chock full of great Maine and New England made unique and handcrafted gifts for everyone on your list this Holiday season! 

Your purchase helps to support the mission of Maine Audubon so you can check that off your list too! 

 

Nature Tuesday Group (Fall)
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Nature Tuesday Group (Fall)

Free

with Davida Sky

Calendar Next session starts Sep 24, 2019 at 1:30 pm

Next meeting: September 10, 1:30-3 pm

Location: Fore River Sanctuary

This week we’ll meet in the Orthopedics Building parking lot at the south entrance to sanctuary.

Directions are below:
https://www.mainetrailfinder.com/trails/trail/fore-river-sanctuary 
Click on “Directions” at the bottom of the page.

Late summer there is lots to see: the late bloomers, seeds and fruits, grasses, sedges and rushes all in seed, birds and tracks in the mud and fishes in the water. It is a beautiful walk!

Hope to see you there.

Davida 776-1876 and Kiya

Speaker Series:  Untrammeled -- The Case For Wild Nature in a Changing World
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Speaker Series: Untrammeled -- The Case For Wild Nature in a Changing World

$15

with Northeast Wilderness Trust

Calendar Next session starts Sep 17, 2019 at 7 pm

Location: Gilsland Farm
Members $12, Nonmembers $15

Conserving land as "Forever Wild" is increasingly important as many organizations focus on lands' uses.  Northeast Wilderness Trust and other organizations are doing this work, including here in Maine.  Conservation leaders Tom Butler and Mark Anderson will make a lively presentation addressing the science and spirit of forever-wild conservation with a question and answer session to follow. 

This event co-sponsored by Northeast Wilderness Trust.

See speakers bios below:

Tom Butler is Vice President of Conservation Advocacy at the Foundation for Deep Ecology. He is a longtime conservation activist and writer who has concentrated primarily on wilderness and biodiversity. He is the former longtime editor of Wild Earth journal. His books include Wildlands Philanthropy, Plundering Appalachia, Keeping the Wild: Against the Domestication of Earth, and ENERGY: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth. Tom was a founding board member, former president, and is a current member of the board of directors of Northeast Wilderness Trust.

Mark Anderson is Director of Conservation Science for The Nature Conservancy’s eastern U.S. region. Mark provides science leadership, ecological analysis, and landscape assessment tools for conservation efforts across eighteen states. His current research interests include ecological resilience, disturbance processes, geophysical landscape properties, and seafloor mapping. Mark joined the board of directors of Northeast Wilderness Trust in 2016.





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