Western Maine Audubon will be presenting the first of its fall talk series on Wednesday, September 8 at 7 pm. “What You Should Know About the Threat of Aquatic Invaders in Maine,” will be presented by Roberta Hill, Invasive Species Program Director for Lake Stewards of Maine. In this talk, Roberta will address the following questions and more: What makes an organism invasive? What threats do invasive organisms pose to Maine’s native ecosystems? How do invasive aquatic species impact humans? What are the drivers behind introduction of invaders to Maine and the vectors exacerbating their spread within the state? What
Elizabeth Olbert (faculty at UMF) will lead a conversation on the limits of realism and Andrew Wyeth’s depictions of Mainers before guiding participants through a multimedia art workshop. Artists and non-artists are welcome, and all art materials will be provided. Bagels and coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m. Discussion and workshop begin at 10:00 a.m.
On Saturday, September 18, the Masonic Group at the Harland M. Harnden Masonic Building, 70 Bryant Road, East Wilton, Me., will be offering a Public "Take Out/Pickup" meal from 5 until 6:00 pm. The meal will be Chicken, stuffing, Potato, Vegetables, Rolls, and Apple Pie. $9.00 for adults and $5.00 for those under 12. Meal reservations would be appreciated by Thursday, September 16 at 5:00 p.m. For meal reservations please call Alan Morison- 645-4366; Robert Lawrence - 778-2354; or Alvin McDonald - 645-2190; Home deliveries are available in the Farmington and Wilton area for $10.00 per meal.
Join Dawn Nye (Associate Professor of Art and New Media at UMF) for a free photography workshop that will feature: basics of composition, strategies to involve narrative in visual media, and hands-on practice. This workshop is for all levels and will allow participants to turn even the most casual, at-home photos into intriguing narratives while considering how you can tell stories through photography. If possible, please bring a camera or camera phone to this event. Please email the New Commons Project if you would like to come but will need to borrow a camera.
RIDE THE NARROW GAUGE! The SRRL RR Museum, 128 Bridge St in Phillips, will operate on Sat Sept 25 and Sun Sept 26. Trains will depart Bridge St at 11AM, 12PM, 1PM, 2PM, and 3PM. The trees are changing, enjoy the scenic splendor along the banks of the Sandy River! Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy! Walk the Flyrod Crosby Trail…. Fare is $6.00 for Adults, $2.00 for Children. Well behaved Dogs on a leash may accompany their humans!
Are you new to the music and visual artistry of David Bowie? Then this event is for you! Dr. Stephen Grandchamp (Assistant Professor of Literature and Digital Humanities at UMF) will screen and discuss four critical music videos from the career of David Bowie (including “Life on Mars?”) in order to initiate the New Commons Project’s exploration of his life and art.
The Washburn-Norlands Living History Center in Livermore is hosting its Civil War Living History Weekend on October 9 and 10, 2021. This family-friendly event features a wide variety of demonstrations, exhibits, and engaging activities remembering the activities of the Civil War. It is co-organized by the 3rd Maine Company A and 15th Alabama Company G to benefit Maine’s premier living history farm and museum. Union and Confederate military and civilian reenactors from across New England will be camped on the grounds. Walk through the encampments to experience what life was like for soldiers. Cavalry units are also planning to attend.
Join us as we welcome the Great Falls Model Railroad Club to Livermore Falls. They will have model trains on display. We will also have a special exhibit featuring a model train crafted by Ralph Smith of Jay, generously donated to the museum. In addition to learning more about trains, come tour the museum and check out our Yard Sale! Event is free, but donations are appreciated as we raise funds to repair the museum roof and continue operations!
Western Maine Audubon is pleased to invite the general public to a free, live talk entitled “Ethical Questions for the Outdoor Naturalist,” presented by naturalist Doug Hitchcox on Wednesday, October 13 at 7:00-8:30 pm in UMF Preble Hall’s Thomas Auditorium at 173 High Street in Farmington. Masks and social distancing will be required at the event. Should updated Covid protocols require cancellation of the live talk, it will be live-streamed. Please check Western Maine Audubon's website (https://western.maineaudubon.org/events/) for up-to-date information on changes and where to watch the live stream, should that be necessary. Birding, and other wildlife observing, provides an