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Full Moon Hike @ Hidden Valley Nature Center
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Full Moon Hike @ Hidden Valley Nature Center | Jefferson | Maine | United States

Explore the wonders of nature under the light of the full moon at Hidden Valley Nature Center. Let your eyes adjust to the ambient light, enjoy the shadows and the sounds of coyotes, owls, and the trees blowing in the wind. We’ll end the evening with a hot drink and camaraderie at one of the heated cabins. Meet at the gate promptly for a 2.5 mile trek to the pond for the full moon rising. Please no dogs. If you are borrowing our snowshoes, please make arrangements and arrive early for a fitting.


Sunset-Moonrise Hike @ Bald Pate Mountain trailhead
Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sunset-Moonrise Hike @ Bald Pate Mountain trailhead

Join Loon Echo staff for what proves to be a very popular hike when conditions allow! Guests will meet at the main parking area at Bald Pate Mountain Preserve at 6:00 PM for the 30 minute scramble to the summit. The sun will set at 7:05 and the full Pink Moon will rise at 7:25. This also happens to be a Blue Moon (the second full moon of a month). Along the way, guests will learn the great story of how Bald Pate Mountain was permanently protected, the critters that call it “home” and its future management. Snowshoes or traction devices may be required. Don’t forget your headlamp for the return trip! Water and snacks always encouraged. Approximately 2 hours. Moderate

BLUE MOON Full Moon Walk @ Eastern Trail
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm
BLUE MOON Full Moon Walk @ Eastern Trail  | Scarborough | Maine | United States

The Eastern Trail Alliance will host two evening walks to see the full moon – a blue moon! – from the trail. It’s FREE and an experience not to be missed. Walks are 60-90 minutes. All ages welcome (but flashlights and furry friends are not).

Meet at 7 p.m. at either location below:
1.) Southern Maine Health Care, Biddeford. (back parking lot off W Cole Rd) with Biologist & Trustee Joe Yuhas
2.) Pine Point Rd, Scarborough-Eastern Trail crossing parking lot with Executive Director Carole Brush

Thomas College Dirty Dog Mud Run @ Thomas College
Apr 15 @ 8:00 am
Thomas College Dirty Dog Mud Run @ Thomas College | Waterville | Maine | United States

5k with obstacles including mud, cargo nets, tire pulls, and did we say mud!

Obstacles could include cargo net climbs, Mud crawls, tire pulls/Flips, deep mud runs, wall climbs, Bucket carries, and hills.

This event is for individuals AND Teams. Teams are encouraged, funky Team Names are encouraged, Costumes are encouraged!!!

2018 will bring a new course, new obstacles, new trails, more mud and as always a great family atmosphere.

$30 registration fee until February 15th.
$15 for Thomas Staff, Faculty, and Alumni
$5 for Thomas Students

All proceeds go to supporting the Thomas College Recreation and Intramural Programs.

John Andrews ETA 5K @ O'Reilly's Cure
May 19 @ 9:00 am

2nd Annual 5K, registration to be open in early spring, save the date!