Outdoor Calendar – July 18-22, 2019

Thursday, July 18

FORT FAIRFIELD: Maine Potato Blossom Festival Cary/Pines Inflatable Adventure Park. 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Fort Fairfield Middle/High School Athletic Complex. Inflatables and vendors on site. Sponsored by: Cary Medical Center and Pines Health Services.

Friday, July 19

FORT FAIRFIELD: Maine Potato Blossom Festival Bike Rodeo. 9:00 a.m. at CP Station Park. For kids ages 12 and under. Bring your bike and helmet and join in the fun! Visit FMI.

Saturday, July 20

AROOSTOOK COUNTY: Maine Audubon Loon Count Project. Be a citizen scientist; go to your favorite lake or pond to count loons and help protect them and their lake habitat. The count occurs between 7:00 and 7:30 a.m.; the early morning provides an excellent snapshot of our loon population. Registration required. Contact Susan Gallo (207-781-6180 x216) or FMI.

FORT FAIRFIELD: Maine Potato Blossom Festival Potato Blossom Poker Run. 8:00-11:00 a.m. at Festival Headquarters, Village Square. Walk or drive to checkpoints to collect poker hand, finishing at the Rec. Center. Buy more hands for more chances to win! Monetary prize to 1st-3rd place hands. Proceeds benefit FFMHS Varsity Cheerleaders.

FORT FAIRFIELD: Maine Potato Blossom Festival 5-Miler. Registration: 7:30 a.m. at CP Park across from Hillside IGA, Main St. Walk start: 8:30 a.m. Run start: 9:00 a.m. Cost: $15/person; t-shirt to first 70 registrants. Contact Rob Langner (207-227-6075) or FMI.

CARIBOU: Nylander Museum Guest Speaker Randy Legasse. 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Nylander Museum, 657 Main St. Randy will join us at the Museum to tell us all about the Emerald Ash Borer and how it’s affecting the environment. Contact Nylander Museum (207-493-4209) FMI.

Sunday, July 21

FORT FAIRFIELD: Maine Potato Blossom Festival Potato Blossom Tough Tater 5k and Tough Tater Tot 1-mile Obstacle Course. Each course has 10 challenging and fun obstacles; you don’t have to be a fitness fanatic to achieve success! Spectators welcome. Food vendors. Registration: 8:00 a.m. at Fort Fairfield Middle High School. Tough Tater Tot start: 9:00 a.m. Tough Tater start: 10:00 a.m. Visit FMI.

FORT FAIRFIELD: Maine Potato Blossom Festival Flotilla of Fun. 2:00 p.m. at Forbes Landing, 6 mi. north of Fort Fairfield on Rt. 161. Ends at Giggey’s Landing just after FF Bridge. Bring your kayaks and canoes and lifejackets; join us on the Aroostook River for an afternoon of fun. Canoe and kayak rentals available by calling Kayak Country (540-6573). Cost: FREE! Contact Fort Fairfield Parks and Recreation (207-472-3882) FMI.

Monday, July 22

CARIBOU: Caribou Public Library Elementary Planetarium Trip. 3:30–4:30 p.m. at Caribou Public Library, 30 High St. Come enjoy one full hour of engaging programs titled HUBBLEVision 2, Summer Stargazing, Losing the Dark, and Solar Quest. Cost: FREE to elementary students ages 6-13. Registration limited to 40 individuals, including children and adults. Contact Caribou Public Library (207-493-4214) FMI.

CARIBOU: Nylander Museum Bee Mini Camp. 1:00–3:00 p.m. at Nylander Museum, 657 Main St. Local beekeeper Randy Martin teaches us all about bees! He’s bringing a bee suit and hive for kids to check out, along with some fun bee and insect activities, like making flower seed bombs to help out our local pollinators! Grades 4-8, though we will take younger students as well! Contact Nylander Museum (207-493-4209) FMI.

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