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.

    

March 12 - March 30, "Elevation:  From the Woodpile to the Pedestal" Now in the Visitor Center, an exhibit of hidden, beautiful and graceful patterns of wood as brought to life by artist Dennis Curtis.  This unique exhibit will be at the Arboretum from March 12th through March 30.  

 

 

Community Gardens Planning Meeting, April 13, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM.  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.  

 

May Bird Migration at Viles Arboretum, May 1 through May 25   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.  

Special Beginners/Family Walk, May 6th, 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM  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.  

 

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.