ANDOVER — Pineland Ski and Outing Club, with the help of Andover Recreation Committee and Andover Elementary School, will host a Winter Carnival on Saturday, March 3, with a storm date of Sunday, March 4.

The event caters to country ski and snowshoe enthusiasts. Free events include guided ski and snowshoe tours of Akers Family trails, a selfie scavenger hunt and fun agility course to test maneuverability for all ages.

Fee events are two-person relays, age 14 and younger, and the “Bumps Run,” an interval start downhill cross country ski challenge for all ages. Both events are $5 each.

Online registration can be found at Registration can also be made at the event.

There will be snow sculpture and snow angel competitions as well as snowshoe races. Registration will start at 9 a.m. at the school.

For more information, follow the Pineland Ski Club on Facebook or contact

The Andover Elementary School fifth grade will host a Chili /Chowder Cook-Off as part of the carnival. Entry forms may be obtained by contacting Ms. Thurston at 207-392-4381 or

Carnival participants and guests will be able to purchase samples for $1 each or six for $5 for chili and chowder to vote for the Peoples Choice Award. The chili and chowder will also be available by the bowl for $5. All proceeds from the cook-off will go toward the fifth grade end-of-year trip.

Ski racers participate in a recent Andover Winter Carnival. This year’s carnival will be March 3.

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