BATH – Pine Tree Camp will host an Accessible Fall Foliage Weekend on Friday to Sunday, Oct. 10 to 12.

Pontoon cruises, kayaking around North Pond and nature hikes are planned. There will be an optional leaf peeping trip on the Route 201 corridor toward Jackman. Other events include a guided deer hunting trip, Nov. 5 to 9; ice fishing extended weekend, March 4 to 7; and a spring fishing weekend, May 21 to 23.

To register, people can contact Erin Rice at 443-3341 or at [email protected]

Say ‘cheese’

UNITY – The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and the Maine Cheese Guild will host the second annual Maine Food Festival on Sunday, Oct. 12, at the Common Ground Education Center. The theme will be cultured artisan dairy products, such as cheese, butter and yogurt, that are produced in Maine.

Vendors will be present, and activities will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is $5 (or $3 for association and guild members).

For more information, people can visit or call 568-4142. Information about the guild is at

USM open house

GORHAM – The University of Southern Maine College of Education and Human Development will host an open house from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, in Bailey Hall. It’s for people interested in graduate study in the fields of education and human development.

An Extended Teacher Education Program information session will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. for people seeking teacher certification.

For more information, people can call 780- 5371 or go online at

Apple festival

FALMOUTH – Maine Audubon will hold its 16th annual Apple Day festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Gilsland Farm.

It will include cider pressing, craft demonstrations, storytelling, face painting, live music, contradancing, nature walks and an apple pie baking contest. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, people can call 781-2330.

Publish your book

BRUNSWICK – Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance will hold a free workshop, “Publishing Options: Getting Your Book into Print,” with publishers Peter E. Randall and Deirdre E. Randall, on Saturday, Oct. 18, at Curtis Memorial Hospital.

A continental breakfast will be available at 9 a.m. The workshop will be 10 a.m. to noon. Participants are asked to bring a copy of a book with a design or cover they want comment on. Preregistration is required. People can call 386-1400 to register.

Readings, poetry

PORTLAND – Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance will present “Drink, Art and Open Mike” at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at Local 188. Maine poet Elizabeth Hobbs, author of “Poems from the Lake,” will read from her new book, “A Craving for the Goatman.”

Open mike readings will follow; sign-up starts at 6:30. The event is open to all genres and is free. For more information, people can call 386-1400.

Info about college

GORHAM – The University of Southern Maine’s Undergraduate Office of Admission will hold an open house from noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19.

Registration will take place in the Costello Sports Complex on the Gorham campus.

The event will introduce prospective students and their families to curriculum, campus life, faculty, staff and students. Reservations are requested.

For more information and to register, people can call 780-5670, 1-800-800-4876 (extension 5670) or register online at

Mainely Girls

NOBLEBORO – Mainely Girls will hold a workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27.

It’s for women who organize and direct special programs for girls throughout Maine and for women interested in doing so. There will be a special emphasis on people in small, rural Maine communities.

The workshop will be in the Kennedy Learning Center at Camp Kieve. For more information and to register, people can visit

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