RUMFORD – The Western Maine Chapter of the Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine will usher in spring with its first outdoor meeting of the season at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at Bill Weston’s Tree Farm.

Maine State Forest Service Forester Merle Ring will lead a tree identification walking tour. Coffee and doughnuts will be available at 8:30 a.m. Weston’s tree farm is located on Route 2 a mile and a half south of Rumford Center village. SWOAM signs will be posted at the site.

The free session is open to all. Questions may be directed to Bill Haynes at 583-2963 or [email protected]

NRA course

FRYEBURG – The Fryeburg Fish and Game Association will offer a 10-hour National Rifle Association personal protection course taught by Ian Tait of Brownfield.

The two-day course will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 30 and May 1, in the classroom of the Fryeburg Rescue Barn, Route 302.

Students must be at least 18 and have a valid photo ID. Cost of the course is $75 for the registrant and $65 for each family member. Since the number of students will be limited to 20, a deposit of $37.50 (or $32.50) must be paid in advance and made payable to the Fryeburg Fish and Game Association to ensure space in the course. Send the deposit to the Fryeburg Fish and Game Association Inc. PO Box 525, Fryeburg, ME 04037.

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