Midcoast Conservancy to offer “Bewildering Bolete Mushrooms” webinar July 22

VIRTUAL — Mushroom expert Greg Marley will present an online workshop called “Bewildering Bolete Mushrooms: So many, and challenging to learn” Thursday, July 22, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

After recent weather, mushrooms are in abundance. Maine mushroom author and teacher Marley will introduce the bolete mushrooms in Maine, concentrating on those commonly seen as well as a few great edibles and those that can sicken. This is a great talk for the mushroom novice who wants to begin taking on this confusing and rewarding group of beautiful mushrooms.

The cost of the course is $10 for Midcoast Conservancy members and $15 for non-members. Registered attendees will receive a packet of downloadable handouts supporting mushroom identification. To register, go to midcoastconservancy.org/events/bewildering-bolete-mushrooms-webinar.

Greg Marley has been collecting, studying, and growing mushrooms for over 45 years. He is the founder of Mushrooms for Health, a small company providing mushroom education.

As a volunteer mushroom identification consultant to Poison Centers across New England since 2001, he provides expertise in mushroom poisoning cases. Marley works as a mental health clinician and behavioral health consultant specializing in suicide prevention across Maine.

Thomaston Main Street hosts scavenger hunt July 23 to July 30

THOMASTON — Learning about what the town offers by participating in a scavenger hunt. Prizes provide by 19 participating businesses include a gas grill, a chair massage, gift certificates in value from $25 to $100, a stuffed Moose, a sterling silver ring with tourmaline stone valued at $35, and team collectable cards and team jersey valued at $150.

Scavenger hunt rules and forms can be picked up and returned at Athens Pizza Blueberry Moose, Chambers Jewelers & Gemologist, Coastal Cards, Flipside Coffee, Thomaston Grocery, Flipside Coffee, Thomaston Municipal Building exterior drop box and Camden National Bank via its ATM lobby.

Winners will be contacted by Monday, Aug. 2.

FMI: go to thomastonmaine.gov

Individuals interested in learning more about Thomaston Main Street should contact Brian Doyle, the economic development specialist at bdoyle@thomastonmaine.org

Free music, family activities at Thomaston Green July 25

THOMASTON — Free Music and Family Friendly Activities at the Thomaston Green, July 25, at noon to 2 p.m.

A “Picnic on the Thomaston Green” has been rescheduled from a rainy July 4 to July 25 (weather permitting) from noon to 2 p.m. Families and friends are invited to bring picnic lunches, lawn chairs and blankets to celebrate high summer in Maine.

Games for children will be available along music by the Midcoast Community Band at 12:15 p.m., followed by popular Thomaston ensemble, Playin Possum, with their wide-ranging repertoire of favorites from the American songbook.

Help celebrate “High Summer” in Thomaston on the Green (former Maine State Prison site) just off Route 1 with easy access from Wadsworth Street.

Lesson on Port Clyde history Aug. 9

TENANTS HARBOR — Join the Herring Gut Learning Center Aug. 9 at 7 p.m., at the Ocean View Garage, for an evening lesson on the fishing, commerce, art and community of Port Clyde. Suggested donations of $20 per person are welcome.  This event is in part of the Learn-Discover-Grow series.

Visit herringgut.org for more information and to register.