GREENE — Adventurer and freelance writer Bob Kimber will present his program, From Magpie River to Ossokmanuan Reservoir, at 2 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. Friday, May 11, at the Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road.

Kimber will show photos taken on that journey and adds his commentary on the joys and rigors of this rugged 21-portage trip that fellow paddler Hugh Stewart dubbed “the trip that wouldn’t give an inch.”

Kimber is a freelance writer and translator with a special interest in outdoor and environmental subjects. His work has appeared in Audubon, Field & Stream, Harrowsmith, Horticulture, Yankee and other publications. He has also been a columnist for Northern Woodlands magazine. His books include “Upcountry: Reflections from Rural Life,” “A Canoeist’s Sketchbook” and “Living Wild and Domestic: The Education of a Hunter-Gardener.” He started running around in Maine’s western mountains about 60 years ago and since then has hiked, canoed and snowshoed extensively in Maine, Labrador and northern Quebec.

Free admission. FMI: call 207-946-5311, visit or

Bob Kimber

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