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York Public Library celebrates the art of Patience Haley in new exhibit
YORK, Maine — Beginning in January and running through March 2022, York Public Library will host a retrospective of watercolors and paintings by Patience Haley (1926-2020). Well known in her later life for her large vibrant watercolors of flowers, Patience was also a teacher, a conservationist, and an art restorer at several museums. Several paintings by her husband, Panos Ghikas (1917-2012) and prints by her sister Priscilla Haley will also be on display. For library hours or more information about the exhibit, please visit yorkpubliclibrary.org or call 207-363-2818.
Free February at the Museum
KENNEBUNK, Maine – The Brick Store Museum is showing its love for the Kennebunks by opening its doors for free for the entire month of February in its Free February program. Visitors to the Museum will be the first to see the “Jane Morgan: In My Style” exhibition, which is opening Feb. 1, 2022.
Exhibitions on view in February include Jane Morgan: In My Style and Who Makes History?, an inspection of recent town archaeological research helping to illustrate the lives of freed enslaved people who lived in the town between 1780 and 1830; and the work being done by the Cape Porpoise Archaeological Alliance, discovering the thousands-of-years-old history of the Wabanaki in southern Maine.
More information on the Museum’s operating hours can be found on www.brickstoremuseum.org.
Saturday, Jan. 29
Tuckahoe Preserve Ski/Snowshoe
On Saturday, Jan. 29, the Great Works Regional Land Trust will present a Ski-Snowshoe Walk at Tuckahoe Preserve, Berwick, from 10 a.m. to noon. Located on Hubbard Road, approximately 4.3 miles north of Berwick center, this 140-acre preserve is located along the Salmon Falls River. Reservations required. For more info, visit gwrlt.org, firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-646-3604.
Wednesday, Feb. 2
On Feb. 2 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., The Wells Reserve will host a Winter Walk. Meet on the Wells Reserve’s Laudholm campus to explore nature through a creative lens. We will walk a mile or more in about 90 minutes. What will we discover? Free. Registration required at email@example.com or 207-646-1555 ext 110. For more info, wellsreserve.org/calendar.
Friday, Feb. 4
February Astronomy Club meeting
KENNEBUNK, Maine — The Astronomical Society of Northern New England (ASNNE) will hold its monthly meeting on Friday, Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at The New School, 38 York St., Kennebunk. The Business Meeting, also open to the public, commences at 7 p.m. The February meeting agenda includes: Bernie Reim's "What's Up for the Month" and the ever popular "Astro Shorts" where attendees and members share questions, activities, news and observations. The general public is invited. To see any last-minute changes to our February Meeting, due to weather, or other circumstances, visit www.ASNNE.org.
Saturday, Feb. 5
As part of Kennebunk Land Trust's 50th anniversary, a recurring event will be Naturalist Walks with Linda Littlefield Grenfell who will address various environmental topics while leading a walk the first Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. at different preserves. On Saturday, Feb. 5 at 10 a.m., participants will walk Wonder Brook Preserve. Topic will be “Cold Survivors - How does non-human life function in the cold?" Pre-registration is suggested by calling KLT 985-8734 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Event is free but donations are appreciated. Winter weather can make trails challenging. Crampons, ice cleats, and poles are helpful. For more info, visit kennebunklandtrust.org.
Winter Wildlife Tracking
On Saturday, Feb. 5, Wells Reserve will present Winter Wildlife Tracking from 9 a.m. to noon. The winter landscape is a wonderful place to investigate the lives of local wildlife. Mammals, birds, and even insects leave tracks, trails, and signs of their presence. In this walk, certified wildlife tracker Dan Gardoqui will teach you to interpret the abundant clues left by wildlife at the Wells Reserve. Gardoqui is a Registered Maine Guide and operates Lead With Nature. For adults and interested teens. Co-hosted with York County Audubon. $25/$20. Registration required at email@example.com or 207-646-1555 x116. FMI wellsreserve.org/calendar.
Wednesday, Feb. 9
Snakes of Maine
On Wednesday, Feb. 9, from noon to 1 p.m., Wells Reserve will present Snakes of Maine. Love them or loathe them, snakes strike a chord deep in the human psyche. In this free virtual presentation hosted by the Wells Reserve, wildlife biologist Derek Yorks will talk about the nine kinds found in Maine, from the small and secretive ring-necked snake to the large and easily observed northern water snake. Derek is the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s lead biologist on reptile issues. Register through wellsreserve.org/calendar.
Saturday, Feb. 12
Goodwin Forest Snowshoe
Great Works Regional Land Trust will present a Goodwin Forest Snowshoe in Eliot from 10 a.m. to noon. Enjoy this wooded trail and tour the new trail extension loop across Shorey’s Brook. A mix of hard and softwood forest. Reservations required. For more information, visit gwrlt.org, firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-646-3604.
Tuesday, Feb. 15
Kennbunk Free Library Info Night
The Kennebunk Free Library Board of Trustees wiill host an Information Night on Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. virtually in a Zoom meeting. Email email@example.com for the link. The Board of Trustees is seeking new members. Anyone who lives or works in Kennebunk and Arundel is eligible. This might be a great opportunity for you to support the Library in an exciting and new way. The Information Night will cover what becoming a Trustee entails and answer any questions those interested may have.
Wednesday, Feb. 16
The Wells Reserve will present a Winter Walk on Wednesday, Feb. 16 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meet on the Wells Reserve’s Laudholm campus to explore nature through a creative lens. Group will walk a mile or more in about 90 minutes. What will we discover? Free. Registration required at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-646-1555 ext 110. For more info, wellsreserve.org/calendar.
Full Moon Walk
Enjoy a peaceful winter walk, traditional stories, and a bit of lunar science at the Wells Reserve on Wednesday, Feb. 16 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.. Microspikes/snowshoes available for rent. For ages 12 and up. $8/$6 individual, $20/$15 family. Registration required at email@example.com or 207-646-1555 x110.
Saturday, Feb. 19
Kennebunk Land Trust and the Boulangerie “Paint the Town Red” with their annual February Snow Stroll. Join Maine Master Naturalist and Maine Guide Tony Liguori as he leads you through the winter wonders of the Mousam River Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. Meet at the MRWS trail head with appropriate winter footwear (crampons, ice cleats, and poles are recommended). After the walk, $5 gift certificates will be provided to the Boulangerie, Pre-registration is required. This is a paid event $10 ($15 for non-KLT members). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Beaver Dam Heath Snowshoe
Snowshoe Beaver Dam Heath, Grants Meadow Preserve, Diamond Hill Road, Berwick and North Berwick on Saturday, Feb. 19 from 10 a.m. to noon. Explore the frozen beauty of this rare Atlantic White Cedar swamp and learn more about the natural history of this unique and biologically significant region. This trek requires excellent frozen conditions - do check with wellsreserve.org/calendar.
Tuesday, Feb. 22
We don’t often see lots of animals while out walking on the trails, but we can find the evidence they usually leave behind. In this family-friendly Tricky Tracks program on Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Wells Reserve, we will investigate animal feet and explore track mysteries. $8/$6 individual, $20/$15 family. Registration required; details at wellsreserve.org/calendar.
Wednesday, Feb. 23
Find the evidence wildlife leaves behind while out on a walk on the trails of the Wells Reserve. In this family-friendly Tricky Tracks program on Wednesday, Feb. 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., we will investigate animal feet and explore track mysteries. $8/$6 individual, $20/$15 family. Registration required; details at wellsreserve.org/calendar.
Thursday, Feb. 24
Art in Nature: Block Printing
Art in Nature: Block Printing will take place Feb. 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. Discover your inner artist with block printing, a fun and easy way to create unique cards and other crafts. You will finish the day with a block print to take home, new skills, and a set of handmade greeting cards. Materials provided, no experience necessary. For ages 10 and up and ideal for families. $16/$12. Registration required; details at wellsreserve.org/calendar.
Saturday, Feb. 26
Rocky Hills Conservation Area Hike
Explore the extensive trail network of the Rocky Hills Conservation Area that connects with Eliot town lands by snow shoe, XC ski, or hiking boot from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 26. Features include an old granite quarry, views of Bartletts Mill Pond, historic Punkintown grave site, and York Pond. For more info, visit gwrlt.org, email@example.com or 207-646-3604.
Wednesday, March 2
Bauneg Beg Mountain Snowshoe/Hike
This Wednesday Wandering session will take place on March 2 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.. Enjoy this lovely climb with views of the White Mountains to the West and Sanford to the East. Depending on snow conditions, plan on hiking in boots with grippers or snowshoes. Reservations required. For more information, visit gwrlt.org, firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-646-3604.
This article originally appeared on Portsmouth Herald: York County Community Calendar