Outdoor Calendar (week of August 9, 2017)

Saturday, Aug. 5

HOULTON: S1C Aaron Henderson Memorial 5K Run/Walk. Cross country style race; may be muddy, contain rough terrain, tree roots, small river bed crossing. Registration: 7:30 a.m. at Houlton Community Park, 94 Randall Ave. Run/Walk start: 9 a.m. Cost: $20/person; T-shirt to first 100 registrants. All proceeds to Green Beret Foundation. Visit FMI 

FORT KENT: UMFK Summer 5K Fun Run. Registration: 8 a.m. at UMFK Sports Center. Race start: 9 a.m. Proceeds benefit Dylan R. Levesque Memorial Scholarship, which helps students who have overcome adversity and hardship. Cost: $20/person; $10/additional family member Contact Lucas Levesque (207-834-7876) or FMI

PORTAGE LAKE: Third annual Portage Lake Association Family Chub Tournament. Catch the most “trash fish.” No trout, salmon, frozen fish allowed. Derby start: 8 a.m. Weigh-in: 1 p.m. at Maine Forest Service building, Ranger St. Cost: $5/person. Categories: Children 5-12, Adult, Party Boat (max. five people). Prize to participant with largest weigh-in from each category. Contact Larry (207-435-4361) FMI

ISLAND FALLS: Island Falls Summer Fest 5K Pie Run/4K Walk. Registration: 8 a.m. at Island Falls Municipal Building. Kids’ Run start: 8:45 a.m. Walk/Run start: 9 a.m. Winners receive their choice of homemade pies and other delectable desserts. Cost: $10/person. Contact (207-463-2263) or FMI

FOREST CITY: Woodie Wheaton Land Trust Community Pancake Breakfast and Classic Canoe Display. 8-9:30 a.m. at WWLT Center, 2 Grove Road. Join friends and neighbors at the height of blueberry season for a hearty breakfast before visiting the outdoor display of classic, old canoes from a bygone era, weather permitting. Breakfast: $6/person. Contact WWLT (207-448-3250) or FMI

FOREST CITY: Woodie Wheaton Land Trust Flat Water Canoe and Kayak Paddle. 9:45 a.m.-3 p.m. at WWLT Center, 2 Grove Road. Pack your lunch and your canoe or kayak and join local Maine Guides for a flat water paddle. Tour will launch from the Castle Road landing, paddling across open water to the conserved Big Birch Island. Contact WWLT (207-448-3250) or FMI

Wednesday, Aug. 9

EAGLE LAKE: St. John Valley Senior College Michaud Camp Outing. 10 a.m. at Old Mill Marina, 23 Furlong Rd. Enjoy a boat ride to the Michaud Camps for lunch and learn about the history of the camps. Cost: $15/person SJVSC tuition. Additional $15 should cover lunch; cash only. Pre-register at least two weeks prior to class date. Contact MSAD #27 Continuing Education Office (207-834-3536) FMI

Thursday, Aug. 10–Sunday, Aug. 13

PRESQUE ISLE: Women’s Only Guide School. Hosted by Women of The Maine Outdoors at Presque Isle Fish and Game Club, 360 Parsons Rd. A class made just for women to become a Maine Guide. Fins & Furs Adventures will be teaching the course. Contact Fins & Furs Adventures (207-474-5430) FMI

Ongoing programs:

PRESQUE ISLE: County Strides Running Group. Sundays; 10 a.m. at various locations. Open to all abilities; be ready for an easy run of 30-45 minutes, and bring friends. Visit County Strides at FMI

CARIBOU: Tuesday Track Workouts, Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m. at CHS. Join runners of all abilities to do predetermined intervals, your own workout, or just run with others and forget the workout. Average distance: 5-9 miles; can be adapted per individual. Contact PJ Gorneault FMI

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