“Snowshoe at Torsey Pond Nature Preserve,” Readfield
Feb. 13, Thursday, 9:30am-11am, “Snowshoe at Torsey Pond Nature Preserve,” join the Kennebec Land Trust for a snowshoe outing at the Torsey Pond Nature Preserve in Readfield on Thursday, February 13. Snowshoes will be provided if you need to borrow a pair. Enjoy this moderate walk through the woods to beautiful Torsey Pond. Be aware that there are a few steps on this trail and narrow “bog bridges”; walking poles are recommended. Please pre-register if you would like to borrow snowshoes; arrive at 9 a.m. and we will help you get comfortable in the snowshoes. Walk starts at 9:30 a.m. Storm/ice date of Thursday, February 20, free, Torsey Pond Nature Preserve, Route 41, Readfield. FMI: 207-377-2848, www.tklt.org.
Feb. 13, Thursday, 7:30pm, “Bates College Sings Broadway,” Joëlle Morris directs the Bates College Choir as it celebrates great Broadway composers with an evening of musical theater favorites, free, but tickets required, Olin Concert Hall, Bates College, 75 Russell Street, Lewiston. FMI: 207-786-6400, www.bates.edu.
Feb. 14, Friday, 5-11pm, “Valentine’s Dinner Dance,” wine, Dine & Dance with your sweetheart or just attend the dance. Entertainment: Matti B and Luann Dutra 8pm-11pm Cocktails: 5:00-6:00 Dinner: 6:00-7:30 Dancing Only: 8:00 Entrée Choices: Beef Tournedos with Red Wine Demi Glazed and Gorgonzola Cheese Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Ratatouille Vegetables OR Meat Lasagna OR Chicken Parmesan over Pasta Each entrée comes with Garden Salad Fresh bread & Tuxedo Cheesecake, $40/per person with dinner, $25/per person without dinner, Le Club Calumet, 334 West River Road, Augusta. FMI: 207-530-0861, www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4508619?ref=349591.
Feb. 14, Friday, 7:30pm, “Etta, At Last,” Pat Colwell brings together his cast of amazing musicians and singers to present a magical night of the music of Etta James, $16, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water Street, Gardiner. FMI: johnsonhall.org.
Feb. 15, Saturday, 5am-4pm, “Wilton Fish & Game Michael J. Rowe Memorial Ice Fishing Derby,” The event coincides with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s Free Fishing Weekend. This means that any person (except those whose license has been suspended or revoked) may fish without a fishing license. Everyone can come enjoy the fun. Even people who have never gone ice fishing are encouraged to attend. A free ice-fishing clinic for all ages will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All bait and equipment will be provided. The first 50 youth to come to the registration shack with a ticket on the day of the event will get a free grab bag full of valuable items. Many door prizes will be given away at the event, including a 10-inch Eskimo (gas) auger. All youth registrations (15 and under) will be included in a drawing for a lifetime fishing license donated by the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine. Other prizes include fishing and outdoor gear, and gift certificates from area businesses. There will also be a 50/50 drawing. Adult fishing prizes, will be awarded in three categories: Brook Trout, Togue and Salmon. First place is an Eskimo Quickfish 3i shelter. Second place is an XL jet sled with hitch and cover. Third place is a two-person tree stand. Youth prizes include a boxed set of Max-traps for the heaviest fish. Other categories will get a Loring pack basket, with a 25-inch Max-trap and bait pail. There will be a special prize for smallest fish (no bait fish). All prizes will be announced and awarded beginning at 4:15 p.m., but the weigh-in for fish ends at 4 p.m. In addition to the breakfast sandwiches, food concessions will include fresh cut French fries, grilled hot dogs and bottled water. Souvenir hats will be available for sale. New this year, hot breakfast sandwiches will be available beginning at 5 a.m. Registration opens at 6 a.m. and continues to 2 p.m. The cost is $5 the day of the event at the Wilson Lake boat launch area. Tickets are also available in advance at Shelly’s Hometown Market, Backwoods Bait and Tackle in Chesterville, Wilton Hardware in Wilton, and Robin’s Bait Shop in Jay, 74 Main Street, Wilton. FMI: wiltonfishandgame.com.
Feb. 16, Sunday, 2-5pm, “Spectrum Generations Muskie Community Center 22nd Annual Gene & Lucille Letourneau Ice Fishing Derby,” established by Maine’s great outdoorsman and his wife, Gene & Lucille Letourneau, the Ice Fishing Derby attracts people throughout the state to compete for prizes including the largest catch in several categories, Tournament Rules: Tickets to enter fish are sold only till noon; Fish must be caught on the day of the Derby; Entrant must have valid ticket to enter; No frozen fish accepted (entrants responsibility); Must be legal fish caught in legal waters in the State of Maine; No entries accepted after 5:00 p.m. EST; One fish per ticket; Judges’ decisions are final, Fish Categories & Prize Structure: Adult First Place: $100.00; Adult Second Place: $50.00; Fish Categories: Salmon, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Togue, Splake, Pickerel, Pike, and White Perch; Child First Place: $50.00 cash; Child Second Place: $30.00 cash; Child Third Place: $20.00 cash, Child is 15 & under, same categories as adult, plus Yellow Perch and Black Crappie, Spectrum Generation Muskie Community Center, 38 Gold Street, Waterville. FMI: 207-873-4745, www.spectrumgenerations.org.
Feb. 16, Sunday, 2:30-4:30pm, “With Owt Dyscorde,” Medieval and Renaissance music, featuring Perotin’s Viderunt omnes, also with music by Machaut, Landini, Dufay, Byrd and others, performed on voice, harp, psaltery, recorders, viols, gemshorn and crumhorns, free/donations accepted for Basilica organ fund, Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, 122 Ash Street, Lewiston. FMI: 207-777-1200, mainepublic.org.