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The Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District (PCSWCD) would like to announce a new series, Families in the Outdoors program. PCSWCD invites everyone to register for this series of 3-1/2 day programs, each with a different and fun theme, all featuring games, exploration, learning, special guests, hands-on activities and fun for the whole family. Session 1 – Friday, August 3rd: 9 AM - 12 PM at the Law Farm. The theme for this session will be Trees and Paper-Making with special guest the Maine Discovery Museum. Learn about and search for trees species, play games, enjoy fun activities and making paper while taking a closer look under microscopes. Session 2 – Friday, August 10th: 9 AM - 12 PM at the Law Farm. The theme for this session will be All About Owls, including an interactive presentation from Grayson Richmond and his owls from Birdsacre Wildlife Sanctuary. Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District, Families in the Outdoors Program coming soon.
Before meeting Grayson and the owls, learn a bit about owls, play some owl-themed active games and even have a drawing for a barred owl house. Session 3 – Friday, August 17th: 1 to 4 PM at the Demonstration Forest. The theme for this session will be Navigating the Maine Woods and our special guest will be Dawna Blackstone of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Dawna will lead some really fun activities, including a scavenger hunt and a lesson on how to use a compass, including a surprise guest speaker.The goal of the Families in the Outdoors program is to provide fun, active and interesting opportunities for families to enjoy the outdoors, together! This program is designed for youth of all ages, parents, grandparents and other relatives! Families will participate in games together, complete challenges together, make things together and most importantly, have fun together. Spaces are limited for Families in the Outdoors and you must pre-register to join. There is a small fee per person and children 3 and younger get in free. The PCSWCD will be running a special where if you attend two sessions, you get the third session free. To register, visit, or Facebook, contact 207-564-2321 ext. 3 or send along an email to
The Widow and Widowers Group will meet on Thursday, July 12th at 11:30 AM. The Group will meet at the Wildwoods Trailside Cabins and Lodge on 125 Russell Road in Brownville. For more information contact 943-7303 or 876-3787.