ROCKPORT — Aldermere Farm, a preserve of Maine Coast Heritage Trust, will open its doors and barnyard to the public during Calf Unveiling Day Saturday, May 7 to introduce the newest members of Aldermere’s Belted Galloway herd.

The 12th Belted Galloway calf born this spring at Aldermere Farm. Photo by Heidi Baker

From 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. MCHT staff and volunteers will give behind-the-scenes tours of the barnyard at 20 Russell Ave. in Rockport. Visitors will meet the 16 spring Belted Galloway calves and see Aldermere’s 4-H club in action. The Rusty Hinges will give a musical performance in Aldermere’s main barn. MCHT staff will lead activities for kids and share information about the educational youth agriculture programs run at Aldermere Farm and MCHT’s nearby Erickson Fields Preserve located at 164 West St. in Rockport. Aldermere Achievers 4-H Club will run a bake sale and sell grilled Aldermere burgers to raise funds for their club’s activities. Stone Fox Farm Creamery’s ice cream truck and The Uproot Pie Company’s woodfire pizza oven will also offer breakfast and lunch fare.

Admission is free. Donations are appreciated. For more information about this family-friendly event, call 236-2739. Visit aldermere.org to find out more about programs and events at Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s Aldermere Farm.