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.

  

April 13, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM - Community Gardens Planning Meeting,   This is the organizing meeting for the Fifth Annual Community Gardens program.  Participants will meet to discuss task needed, application process, etc., with a target opening date of May 15th. Membership in the Arboretum is required to reserve a plot.  The Arboretum provides manure and tilling, a cistern, watering cans, and a hose, for limited irrigation.  

 

April 14, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Food Forest Project Planning Meeting  Join the Arboretum and the Resilience Hub for the unveiling of the Food & Forest Project's permaculture garden design.  Staff will be on hand to discuss the plan, answer questions about the project, and explain how volunteers can help make this garden a reality.  

April 29, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Spring Nature Journaling - Birds, Nature Writing Workshop  Join Master Naturalist Andrea Lani for this first in a series of journaling workshops, one for each season.  The workshops are suitable for both beginners and experienced journalers.  Each class will include an introduction to nature journaling during which participants will learn a variety of drawing techniques designed to help even the most reluctant artist overcome their fears.  From there we'll explore a different aspect of the natural world using a variety of journaling techniques specific to the topic of the season.  Registration fee: $35 per workshop for Arboretum members, $45 for nonmembers.

 

May 1 through May 25 - Bird Migration at Viles Arboretum, There will be several opportunities to participate in the spring migration guided birdwatching tours, sponsored by the Augusta Bird Club.  Walks will last about an hour and a half and will focus on a variety of habitats within the Arboretum grounds.  Beginners to experienced birders are welcome.  These walks are a great way to meet other birders and to learn of other trips around the state.  

 

May 6th, 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM - Special Beginners/Family Walk,   Join expert birder Gabriella Howard for a family and kids friendly bird walk, designed for beginners.  Bring your binoculars and bird guides; a limited number will be available for loan. Bluebirds abound at the Arboretum, so don't be surprised to see this beautiful bird during these walks.  

 

July 22, tentative, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Summer Nature Journaling - Wildflowers and Insects, Nature Writing Workshop  Join Master Naturalist Andrea Lani for this first in a series of journaling workshops, one for each season.  The workshops are suitable for both beginners and experienced journalers.  Each class will include an introduction to nature journaling during which participants will learn a variety of drawing techniques designed to help even the most reluctant artist overcome their fears.  From there we'll explore a different aspect of the natural world using a variety of journaling techniques specific to the topic of the season.  Registration fee: $35 per workshop for Arboretum members, $45 for nonmembers.

 

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.