MAINE CHAPTER EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Thursday, January 10, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Appalachian Mountain Club's Maine Chapter Executive Committee will be meeting on Thursday, January 10, 2019. Meetings of the Executive Committee are open to all AMC members.

MeetingsActivity Categories: Meetings
Location: AMC's Maine Policy Office, 14 Maine Street, (Fort Andross) Suite 126, Brunswick, Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Kathleen Redmond-Miller

Potluck and Presentation: Nature Notes from Maine

Date: Thursday, January 17, 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm

River Otters, Moose, Skunks & More Join us for an evening of wonder as Ed Robinson of Harpswell shares with us interesting facts about some of Maine's most beautiful and fascinating wildlife.  Ed, an avid outdoorsman, moved to Maine in 2007 and soon became involved with his local land trust, the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust. Ed has been writing stories about the outdoors for many years. This led to a new book full of personal stories of wildlife encounters, along with stunning photographs and lovely sketches. Ed will share with us some of these stories along with lots of photos to help you learn about the wildlife you might encounter while you are out enjoying your own corner of Maine or exploring new places. You can check out some of Ed's stories. https://hhltmaine.org/nature-notes/ Copies of the book will be available for purchase and all proceeds will benefit the work of the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust. "This book is full of great stories about Maine's wild animals. The stories are highly entertaining and brought back memories of some of my own wildlife encounters. These are the wild critters that make life in Maine very special." - George Smith, Outdoor News Editor for the Bangor Daily News Potluck dinner will start at 6pm (please bring a dish to share, help us be green and bring your own cup, plates and silverware). Presentation at 7pm. Free and open to the public.

MeetingsActivity Categories: Meetings, Social Events
Location: Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Meeting Room, 23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm)
FMI: Curtis Memorial Library
FMI: HHLT Nature Notes

Potluck and Presentation: Critical Hours - Search and Rescue in the White Mountains

Date: Thursday, February 7, 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm

A misread map, a sudden storm, a forgotten headlamp-and suddenly a leisurely hike turns into a treacherous endeavor. In the past decade, inexpensive but sophisticated navigation devices and mobile phones have led to alarming levels of overconfidence on the trail. Adding to this worrisome trend, the increasing popularity of ventures into mountainous terrain has led hikers seeking solitude-or an adrenaline rush-into increasingly remote or risky forays. Sandy Stott, the "Accidents" editor at the journal of the Appalachian Mountain Club, delivers both a history and a celebration of the search and rescue workers who save countless lives in the White Mountains-along with a plea for us not to take their steadfastness and bravery for granted. Filled with tales of astonishing courage and sobering tragedy, Critical Hours will appeal to outdoor enthusiasts and armchair adventurers alike. Join us as Sandy Stott shares some of these stories and tells us what we can do to avoid being the victim in one of these rescues. Whether you are hiking on a local trail or up in the mountains, knowing how to stay safe and what to do in an emergency is an invaluable tool. Books will be available for purchase. Potluck dinner will start at 6pm (please bring a dish to share, help us be green and bring your own cup, plates and silverware). Presentation at 7pm. Free and open to the public.

MeetingsActivity Categories: Meetings, Social Events
Location: Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Meeting Room, 23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm)
FMI: Curtis Memorial Library

MAINE CHAPTER EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Thursday, March 14, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

he Appalachian Mountain Club's Maine Chapter Executive Committee will be meeting on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Meetings of the Executive Committee are open to all AMC members.

MeetingsActivity Categories: Meetings
Location: AMC's Maine Policy Office, 14 Maine Street, (Fort Andross) Suite 126, Brunswick, Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Kathleen Redmond-Miller

AMC Potluck and Presentation: Upwards - Solo thru-paddling New England's Northern Forest Canoe Trail

Date: Thursday, March 28, 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Fifteen years ago, Laurie Apgar Chandler and her two children moved to Maine, beginning a new chapter of life in a log cabin surrounded by lakes and ponds. Changing careers from forestry research to special education, she remarried, and discovered a new passion, wilderness paddling. After losing her husband, Laurie began taking longer and longer trips alone. Photography and journaling captured many of the magic moments, but she began to dream of writing about her adventures. In the summer of 2015, Laurie set off from Old Forge, New York for a 740-mile solo thru-paddle of New England's Northern Forest Canoe Trail, finishing in Fort Kent, Maine 53 days later. Upwards, the story of that journey, is her first book. Achieving her improbable dream, to travel 740 miles alone in a small canoe, was by no means certain. Relatively new to wilderness paddling, she encountered challenges, expected and unexpected, that pushed her to the limits of her courage and endurance. Surprisingly, the scariest of these had a human face. Providing one of the first looks at the country's longest mapped inland paddling route, this tale weaves faith, nature, and the goodness of people into an inspiring adventure on storied waterways like the Allagash. Join us as Laurie regales us with stories and photos from this incredible journey. Her book, Upwards, will be available for purchase. Potluck dinner will start at 6pm (please bring a dish to share, help us be green and bring your own cup, plates and silverware). Presentation at 7pm. Free and open to the public.

MeetingsActivity Categories: Meetings, Paddling, Social Events
Location: Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Meeting Room, 23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, ME 04011
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm) , Stanley Moody
FMI: Curtis Memorial Library

AMC Potluck and Presentation - Paddle Maine! Tune up your skills, equipment and knowledge

Date: Thursday, May 2

Have you wanted to get out on the water but not sure where to get started or maybe you want to up your game. What boat is best for you? What equipment do you need? What classes should you take? Where should you go to paddle? How do you go about trying out different options? Are there guided trips in the area? Kayaks, canoes, paddle boards and more... So many choices! Join Scott Shea, Master Maine Guide and owner of Seaspray Kayaking for over 25 years, as we share and prepare for another season of Paddling the beautiful waters of Maine. Scott will discuss cold water safety, rescue techniques, the latest trends in paddling (including stand up paddleboards), and great local places to explore. We have a wealth of opportunities in the Midcoast area from rivers and streams, to local lakes and some of the most wonderful coastline to explore. Scott can guide you to find that perfect spot for the type of outing you are looking for. There will be giveaways during the presentations and lots more...Seaspray Kayaking offers 20% discount on all purchases and rentals to all AMC members. Potluck dinner will start at 6pm (please bring a dish to share, help us be green and bring your own cup, plates and silverware). Presentation at 7pm. Free and open to the public.

MeetingsActivity Categories: Meetings, Paddling, Paddling - Canoeing, Paddling - Sea Kayaking, Paddling - Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP), Social Events
Location: Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Mtg Room, 23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm) , Stanley Moody
FMI: Seaspray kayaking
FMI: Curtis Memorial Library

Date: Thursday, January 1

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