Events

 

VILES ARBORETUM

CALENDAR OF PROGRAMS, FIELD TRIPS, EVENTS, WORKSHOPS, ETC.

 

NOTE: Unless otherwise stated, all scheduled events are at 153 Hospital Street, Augusta, Maine. Check here regularly for new announcements and be sure to visit our Facebook page for a fun approach to getting the word out about everything Arboretum including lots of current photographs. Members receive a 10% discount on anything that involves a charge.

    

 

 

Gentle Yoga, Thursdays - 5:30pm - 6:45pm Gentle Yoga with Peggy Baird - This is a gentle yoga class, suitable for anyone, including beginners. Drop ins always welcome. Free to first-timers!  $10.00 for members, $11.00 for non-members.

  

June 24th, Saturday, 10:00 AM, Hosta Auction, Maine Hosta Society.  This is your best time to acquire your favorite hostas, and see and purchase newer varieties.  The Silent Auction begins at 10:00 AM and ends at 11:00 AM.  A break for lunch, then the Live Auction begins at about 12:30 PM.  

 

July 22, Saturday, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Summer Nature Journaling - Bugs and Blooms.  Join Master Naturalist Andrea Lani as we explore the worlds of wildflowers and insects.  We will  begin with an introduction to nature journaling, during which participants will learn a variety of techniques designed to help even the most reluctant artist overcome their fears.  From there we'll head out into the woods and fields where we'll observe, sketch, and write about the bugs and blooms we discover.   Registration fee: $35 per workshop for Arboretum members, $45 for nonmembers.

 

September 14, Thursday, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM  Annual Meeting   The Annual Meeting includes an annual review of the progress of the Arboretum projects, upcoming projects, a live bird of prey presentation, dinner and more.  Open to members and friends of the Arboretum.  RSVP by September 11, Monday

 

September 16, Saturday, 9:00 PM - 3:00 PM  Annual Hosta Auction, hosted by Maine Hosta Society.  Annual Meeting   The Annual Meeting includes an annual review of the progress of the Arboretum projects, upcoming projects, a live bird of prey presentation, dinner and more.  Open to members and friends of the Arboretum.  RSVP by September 11, Monday

 

September 29 & 30, Friday and Saturday. Pollination Celebration,  9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Watch here and our Facebook page for details on this exciting new event!

 

Sept 30, Saturday    Run for Hunger - Run for the Trees, 5k Trail Run  Signups begin at 9:00 AM, the race starts at 10:00 AM Presented by the Viles Arboretum and the Maine State Credit Union.  $25, $15 for students; includes tee shirt.  Click here to sign up.

 

October 28, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Fall Nature Journaling - Event Mapping  Join Master Naturalist Andrea Lani for this third in a series of journaling workshops.  An Event Map is a map that describes a trip through a landscape, depicting important forms and features and events that capture the mapper's eye.  We will begin with an introduction to nature journaling and event mapping.  From there we'll hit the Arboretum's trails, creating our own maps as we go.  Registration fee: $35 per workshop for Arboretum members, $45 for nonmembers.