Restoring Connections to Place, a SRLT Monthly Speaker Series.
2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm at 93 Main in Unity.
Infestation: the Problem of Invasive Plants in Maine. Ecologist Aleta McKeage of Belfast will discuss invasive plants, one of the primary threats to environmental health that we face today. Invasive plants take over natural areas, crowding out native species and changing wildlife habitats. We will learn which plants present the worst problems in our area, how to identify them, what they do to the ecosystem, and most importantly, how we can control them. We will observe striking examples of invasive plant infestations as well as successful control management that is being employed to combat invasive plants locally. McKeage specializes in land stewardship and restoration integrated with outreach and community building. She is an expert in invasive plant biology and control and restoration of native plant communities in natural areas as well as human-influenced landscapes.
Thursday May 11
Kitchen Licensing Workshop 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Common Ground Education Center, Unity. Designed for farmers and others interested in home-food processing for resale. Register here.
Walking with Birds
The birds are back! Break out the binoculars and enjoy the outdoors and our feathered friends at the Rines Wetland and Wildlife Preserve.
Tom Aversa, author of several bird guides, SRLT board member, and faculty at Unity College, will guide us on a short bird walk.
Meet at 7:30 a.m. on the south side of Rt. 139 ~2.5 miles west of Unity near the SRLT kiosk. Bring binoculars and waterproof footwear. All ages welcome but please leave the pets at home.
This preserve is an important piece of SRLT’s 1500 acre wildlife corridor in Unity.
The Vintage Vocal Quartet 7 pm at Unity College Center for the Performing Arts.
The Vintage Vocal Quartet brings to life the sweet harmonies of the big band era: groups like the Glenn Miller Orchestra's Modernaires, the Nat King Cole Trio, the Delta Rhythm Boys, the Andrews Sisters, and the Tommy Dorsey band's Pied Pipers. Even if you aren't familiar with these groups, you have definitely heard of some of their members. Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Mel Tormé, Connee Boswell and Jo Stafford got their starts singing harmony.
Sunday May 21
LMS 50 Laps 1:30pm,
Wildcats/Streets: $350 to win (Ikey Dorr qualifier) 35 laps - sponsored by King's Concessions.
Keystone 6 Shooters, Flyin' 4's & Caged Enduros -
(non caged) Regular Enduros (will be run last at the end of each event)
Come learn about solar installation, pricing discounts, mini-split heat pumps, energy efficiency, electric vehicles, Efficiency Maine, project financing, solar policy, local energy, solar sheds, electrical storage, and solar buying tips.
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