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Get Out! Nature Walks

Get Out! Nature Walks are volunteer-led regular trips with trained master naturalists and other skilled volunteer leaders. These trips are a program jointly offered by both the Chebeague & Cumberland Land Trust and the Royal River Conservation Trust. The nature walks are well planned, no-cost, guided adventures at preserves in the Towns of Chebeague Island, Cumberland, Yarmouth, North Yarmouth, Pownal, New Gloucester, Durham, or anywhere else we decide to ram. Get out! Nature Walks is for new residents, neighbors, and novices or experts of all ages who want to get to know our organizations and explore new preserves.

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Chebeague & Cumberland Land Trust

Royal River Conservation Trust

Town Forest Story Walk

The Town Forest Story Walk has a new book! This months feature is: Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee by Chris Van Dusen.

RESCHEDULED: Author Talk with Andy Young
Thursday, February 16th at 6:30 p.m.
Prince Memorial Library (266 Main Street)


Andy Young, local columnist and author of Young Ideas: Twelve Extraordinarily Thought-Provoking Essays (and 58 Others) by an Exceptionally Ordinary Human Being, will speak at Prince Memorial Library on Thurs., Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m.

Seventy short, entertaining and inspiring newspaper columns comprise Young Ideas. The columns cover life events, big and small, mostly in New England.  

Young is now a high school English teacher in Kennebunk, after time spent in the Peace Corps and as a sportscaster across the U.S. He is the author of several columns in publications that include the Portland Press Herald and the Falmouth Community Leader. He lives in Cumberland with his family.

The Author Talk is part of a monthly series featuring local authors who discuss their latest book, their inspiration and the writing process. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact the library at 829-2215.



Cumberland Historical Society Program 
Thursday, February 16th at 7pm (Council Chambers)



Cumberland Historical Society will host a program “Tree Tapping and Maple Sapping” presented by Carolyn Small from Small’s Sugar Shack in Cumberland. Learn about Maine’s favorite natural sweetener. Tasty refreshments will be served before and after the program. For more information, contact Carolyn Small at 829-3757, or 415-4589, or This program is free and open to the general public, but donations are gratefully accepted!