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.

    

Annual Table Tour!  February 5th, Sunday, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM    Join us for the 13th Annual Table Tour!  Help support the Arboretum while enjoying winter activities and gourmet food from area restaurants!  Tickets are $20, 12 and under, $5.  Nordic ski, snowshoe, or hike the trails from table to table!  Call today to purchase tickets, 626-7989.  Groups of five or more, $15 each.

 

Dog Sled Rides!  February 22, Wednesday, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  Dog sledding, a Great North Woods experience!  Heywood Kennels will provide the rides, along with an introduction to the rich history of dogsledding, the care and feeding of the sled dogs, and more.  Open to the public, this is a fun event during school vacation.  Tickets are $13 for adults, $8.  Each ticket includes a free hot dog lunch!  Tickets sold day of event only.  

 

March 12th, "Elevation:  From the Woodpile to the Pedestal" Join us at 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM for the Opening Reception of this exhibit of hidden, beautiful and graceful patterns of wookd as brought to life by artist Dennis Curtis.  This unique exhibit will be at the Arboretum from March 12th through March 30.  

 

 

Community Gardens, About May 13, 4:30 PM.  Watch this space for updates on our Community Gardens program.  Participants meeting around May 13, plowing takes place around May 15.  Plots are first come-first serve, 10' x 10' or 20' x 20', all for the price of a membership, $30.  The Arboretum provides manure and tilling, a cistern, watering cans, and a hose, for limited irrigation.  

 

Annual Meeting - Mid September  The Annual Meeting includes an annual review of the progress of the Arboretum projects, upcoming projects, a live bird of prey presentation, and more.  

 

Sept 30  Run for Hunger - Run for the Trees, 5k Trail Run, Saturday, 9:30 AM start time.  Presented by the Viles Arboretum and the Maine State Credit Union.  Details to come.

 

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 through February!  $10.00 for members, $11.00 for non-members.