Category Archives: Upcoming Programs
Summer Full Moon Paddle –
Friday, June 21 at 7 PM
Pack a dinner for two and invite a friend for a paddle during the longest night of the year. We will share the quiet waters of Pushaw Stream with beaver and muskrat when they emerge for the nightly forays. Meet at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, Gate 3 in the parking lot (35 Hudson Rd., Alton). Reservations and cancellations requested by June 20, call 207-944-9259. Bring a flashlight, water and a snack. Suggested donations $5, school-aged children are free.
Kayak Skills Clinic –
June 22, 1- 4 PM
Jump start your summer of kayaking! In this first, of two, workshop we will cover the basics of kayak technique from getting into and out of your craft gracefully, choosing the right kayak, paddle and essential gear for the location you plan to paddle, stroke techniques for paddling with finesse and ease. Learn or review the basics with Master Maine Recreation and Sea Kayak Guide, Karen Francoeur of Castine Kayak Adventures.
Fee: $55 per clinic (20% of the proceeds to support programming at Hirundo). BYO or Kayak Rentals available $10. Registration and cancellation requested by June 20; call 944-9259. Meet in the parking lot at Gate 3.
The second workshop “Kayak Rescue Skills” is on July 27, 1-4 pm. Come prepared to get wet! Discover what your options are for re-entering your kayak from the water. Learn how to respond to your own capsize or your paddling partner’s. We’ll cover self-rescue techniques and partnership rescues. Find out what equipment you should have with you for your safety kit.
Sign up for both clinics $95 (save $15)
“Draw, Learn and Print” –
June 27- 10AM-2:30PM
Do you have a favorite plant, animal or place at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge? Would you like to share it with others?
Experience the magic of printmaking local master printmaker, Kris Sader. Go for walk, draw your favorite plants, animals or minerals out at the refuge then print greeting cards to give to your friends and family on special occasions. Recommended age is 8 years and up, although adults have enjoyed this activity as well. Meet at the Parker Reed shelter at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge. Suggested donations $5-$10. Registration requested by June 25, call 944-9259 or visit www.hirundomaine.org.
Kris Sader, a Colorado native and longtime resident of Maine, draws on her Performing Arts, Ecology and Environmental Science background in her work. She is a printmaker and environmental site-specific installation artist. As a printmaker, she uses “Non-Toxic”, health and environment friendly, printmaking methods, which she helped research at the University of Maine. She studied printmaking in Universities throughout the US, in Maine under Susan Groce, UM, Siri Beckman, Deer Isle and received her BFA in printmaking at UMaine. In addition to showing her work locally, nationally and internationally, she gives presentations on her work and teaches non-toxic printmaking techniques. Sader was a recipient of an Artist Fellowship at Women’s Studio Workshop, a “Good Idea Grant” from the MAC. She has been an adjunct lecturer in printmaking at University of Maine, Orono. This past year she traveled nationally and internationally as Artist in Residence.
Sader sees art as a response to the world we live in based on who we are and what becomes important to us. Working, responding and needing to express those yearnings inside is part of an artist’s process. That is why she developed a traveling print bag and print sketching. Sader now uses her ‘Traveling Print Bag” at residencies and art centers that do not have a “print shop”. Her experiences include print sketching in the High Sierras, the Sonora Desert and the rocky shores of Newfoundland.
Directions: From the South – Take the I-95 N to ME-43 exit 197 to Old Town/Hudson. Turn left onto Rt. 43 (Hudson Rd). Go west 4.75 mi and look for the large red signs on your right. Take Gate 1 off Rt. 43 and follow the dirt road for ~1/2 mile to the Pine Tree parking lot. Meet at the Parker Reed shelter, which is 100 m further on the left.
Directions: Gate 1: From the South – Take the I-95 N to ME-43 exit 197 to Old Town/Hudson. Turn left onto Rt. 43 (Hudson Rd). Go west 4.75 mi and look for the large red signs on your right. Take Gate 1 off Rt. 43 and follow the dirt road for ~1/2 mile to the Pine Tree parking lot. Meet at the Parker Reed shelter, which is 100 m further on the left.
Gate 3: Directions: From the South – Take the I-95 N to ME-43 exit 197 to Old Town/Hudson. Turn left onto Rt. 43 (Hudson Rd). Go west 4.9 mi and take Gate 3 (35 Hudson Road in Alton) off Rt. 43 (right side, just before the bridge).
|FRI||6.21.13||7:00PM||Summer Solstice Moonlight Paddle||Hirundo Staff||Alton,HWR Gate 3|
|SAT||6.22.13||1:00-4:00PM||Kayak Skills Clinic||Karen Francoeur||Alton,HWR Gate 3|
|SUN||6.23.13||2:00PM||Plant ID by canoe||Hirundo Staff||Alton,HWR Gate 3|
|SUN||6.27.13||10:00aM||Printmaking||Kris Sader||Alton,HWR Gate 1|
|SUN||6.30.13||2:00PM||Guided Canoe Tour||Hirundo Staff||Alton,HWR Gate 3|
|SUN||7.7.13||2:00PM||Guided Canoe Tour||Hirundo Staff||Alton,HWR Gate 3|
|SAT||7.13.13||1:00PM||Canoe Skill Clinic||UMaine Bound-Jimmy Haller||Alton,HWR Gate 3|
|SUN||7.14.13||2:00PM||Paddle across the 45th parallel||Hirundo Volunteer||Alton,HWR Gate 3|
|SUN||7.21.13||2:00PM||Guided Canoe Tour||Hirundo Staff||Alton,HWR Gate 3|
|SUN||7.21.13||7:00PM||Full Moon Paddle||Hirundo Staff||Alton,HWR Gate 3|
|SAT||7.27.13||1:00PM||Kayak Rescue Clinic||Karen Francoeur||Alton,HWR Gate 3|
|SUN||7.28.13||2:00PM||‘Search for Moss Animals’-by canoe||Hirundo Staff||Alton,HWR Gate 3|
|SUN||8.4.13||2:00PM||Aquatic Plant Paddle||Hirundo Staff||Alton,HWR Gate 3|
|SUN||8.11.13||2:00PM||Aquatic Insect Safari by canoe||Hirundo Staff||Alton,HWR Gate 3|
|SUN||8.18.13||10AM-4PM||Family Day||YOU||Alton,HWR Gate 3|
|FRI||8.23.13||6:45PM||Full Moon Paddle||Hirundo Staff||Alton,HWR Gate 3|
|SUN||8.25.13||2:00PM||Moss Animal Survey by canoe||Hirundo Staff||Alton,HWR Gate 3|