PLEASANT RIDGE — Pine Grove Programs is offering the following free summer events updates for veterans, active military law enforcement and first responders.

• Guided Allagash Waterway Canoe/Camping Trip, Monday-Sunday, June 5-11: Start at Pine Grove Lodge at 823 Ridge Road. Meals, much of the necessary gear, land use fees, and transportation are all included. Email [email protected] for more information or if interested in signing up.

• Fly Fishing Lesson for Beginners, Tuesday, May 30: Arrive at Pine Grove Lodge at 9 a.m. Learn the basics of fly identification, water reading, gear options and fly casting. Then, practice and put skills to work on the private pond to try to catch a rainbow trout. Lunch is included. No tackle or license is needed, unless the participant wants to fish the local Kennebec River after the lesson. Email [email protected] for more information or if interested in signing up.

• Great Pond Tribute to Service Fishing Event, Tuesday, June 13: Early morning start times are staggered; people return for late lunch and gathering approximately at 1 p.m. Day is done by 3 p.m. Participants will begin at the Belgrade Center for All Seasons at 1 Center Drive. Water bottles will be provided upon check-in; bring any snacks, medication, fishing license, sunglasses and camera/phone. Hop into a boat of a volunteer “guide.” This is not a derby for prizes, only for fun; an honor system will be used to award trophies at the luncheon after the days fishing. To register, email [email protected].

Organizers are still looking for more volunteer boaters; email [email protected].

• Third annual Patriot Ride, Saturday, Aug. 5, not a fundraiser: A day of riding; lunch provided at a half-way point, and a barbecue provided at the day’s end. More information is to come.



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