Upcoming Washington County Events
- : Books - Jul 17 - Grand Lake Stream - Author John Ford: This Cider Still Tastes Funny - Grand Lake Stream Historical Society - Upcoming Washington County Maine Events
Join the Downeast Lakes Land Trust in welcoming retired Maine Game Warden and sheriff John Ford for an evening discussing his newest book, This Cider Still Tastes Funny!: Further Adventures of a Game Warden in Maine. A gifted storyteller, John Ford has seen it all. Following up on his highly popular and critically acclaimed Suddenly, the Cider Didn't Taste So Good: Adventures of a Game Warden in Maine, Ford continues to to write in his humble, quirky and good humored style, sharing more of his adventures, both humorous and serious, from the trenches of law enforcement. Phone (207) 796-2100 or see the Title link above for event hours.
- : Festivals - Jul 05 - Lubec - Annual Celebration - West Quoddy Head Visitor Center - Upcoming Washington County Maine Events
Annual Celebration at West Quoddy Head Visitor Center. Come celebrate with us at the easternmost point in the USA. Event is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with tours of the tower 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Live music, raffles, food, activities. Lighthouse museum and art gallery. Hike beautiful Quoddy Head State Park. Note that the Visitor Center is open daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from late May through mid-October.
- : Other - May 10 - Grand Lake Stream - FrogWatch USA Volunteer Training - Grand Lake Stream School Building - Upcoming Washington County Maine Events
The Downeast Lakes Land Trust invites everyone with a passion for wildlife, and a warm place in their hearts for frogs and toads, to become a FrogWatch USA volunteer. FrogWatch USA is part of an international citizen science program in which individuals and families learn about wetlands and help conserve amphibians. Participants do not need to be frog or toad experts to become FrogWatch USA volunteers! All that is needed is: An interest in frogs and toads; a willingness to participate in a volunteer training session; and a commitment to monitor a wetland site for 3 minutes multiple evenings throughout the breeding season. Sensitive to climatic changes, pesticides, habitat destruction and diseases, amphibians' sensitive skins and semi-aquatic lifestyles make them early indicators of change in their ecosystems. Learn to identify the frogs and toads of the Downeast Lakes Region by their calls, and collect scientific data which can help researchers better understand local frog diversity, distribution and population densities. This workshop will include a short walk to practice frog identification skills. Please be prepared by bringing sturdy shoes and a flash light.
- : Other - May 12 thru May 15 - Grand Lake Stream - Map, Compass and Water-Based Navigation Workshop - Town Building - Upcoming Washington County Maine Events
The Downeast Lakes Land Trust is pleased to present Maine Guide, Al LaPlante for a hands-on 3 day workshop which will prepare participants to travel with confidence into the backwoods and on remote waters. Attendees can use their newfound skills with map, compass, and GPS to visit the places they have always wanted to explore. Against the backdrop of Maine's 2,500 lakes, participants will learn how to return to secret fishing spots with accuracy as well as design the best route to cross bodies of water without hitting rocks. The cost for the 3 day workshop is $165/person. An additional half day session on the water is also available for $40. Registration is required and class size will not exceed 8 individuals, so enroll early to assure a place. Contact the Downeast Lakes Land Trust to register by calling (207) 796-2100 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- : Water Sports - Apr 21 thru Apr 25 - Grand Lake Stream - Bamboo Fly Rod Making Workshop - Town Building - Upcoming Washington County Maine Events
The Downeast Lakes Land Trust is pleased to welcome back David P. Van Burgel and Kathy J. Scott from Ardea Bamboo Rods to teach this workshop. The goal of the week-long class will be for each participant to craft a bamboo fly rod from raw cane to ferruled blank. David and Kathy will also provide instruction on the addition of guides/eyes and the varnish/finish beyond the class. The cost of the class will be $650 per student which will include all materials to make a 2 piece ferruled bamboo fly rod blank with grip and reel seat, guides and wrapping thread. To provide intensive one-on-one instruction, class size will be limited to five individuals. Sign up now by contacting the Downeast Lakes Land Trust via email@example.com or phone (207) 796-2100. Registration closes on Feb. 1, 2014. Prospective students are encouraged to contact David and Kathy at (207) 587-4524 to discuss the class, including physical limitation, as well as questions regarding purchasing hand planes.
- : Water Sports - Aug 03 - Grand Lake Stream - Annual West Grand Lake Race - Shaw Street Boat Launch - Upcoming Washington County Maine Events
The 10th Annual West Grand Lake Race may include some changes to celebrate the occasion and create an even better event. This fun community event attracts local participants and kayakers and canoeists from throughout Maine and beyond. Grand Lake Lodge hosts a cookout for all participants after the race. The race includes options for competitive paddlers or relaxed family outings - including courses of 12, 6, or 4 miles. All three courses start and finish in the village of Grand Lake Stream and are round trips around islands in West Grand Lake - paddlers will enjoy seeing some of the undeveloped shoreline of the land trust's 33,708-acre Farm Cove Community Forest, and their current conservation effort, the West Grand Lake Community Forest project on the east shore of the lake. Fees are $25 for adults and $15 for children ages 12 and under, and include registration, t-shirts, snacks, and a cookout. Discounts are available for early registration. Day of event registration is from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. at the boat landing at the west side of the Grand Lake Stream dam on Shaw Street in Grand Lake Stream.