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with Yadira Gallegos
Learn the in’s and out’s of conversational Spanish! Maybe you’re traveling to Latin America or maybe you’d just like to expand your horizons! Learn about Spanish culture and language, and master the phrases you’ll need for social interactions while you travel. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn something new! We will focus on Latin American Spanish; the instructor is a native Spanish speaker from Mexico.
Terra Tour: McLaughlin Garden
with Kelli Park
Celebrate spring with a tour of McLaughlin Garden: the most extensive collection of lilacs in New England! Discover two acres of beautiful gardens beneath a canopy of ancient trees with a guided tour during peak lilac season. After wandering through the gardens, let’s enjoy an all-natural, locally-sourced lunch at Cafe Nomad. Spend the afternoon exploring Norway’s historic district - peruse art galleries, book shops, a specialty fiber arts and wine shop, the local bakery, and more! Spring is upon us, so let’s make the most of it! Garden tour and lunch included in cost. Please wear appropriate footwear for walking and dress in layers for the weather. Rain or shine. Bus will stop at the Gray Park and Ride, Exit 63, for Gray-New Gloucester and Windham participants.
The Maine Bucket List: Baxter Park and Mt. Katahdin with Chris Toy
with Chris Toy
Mt. Katahdin is #2 on National Geographic’s top 10 summits worldwide! Check Baxter Park and Mt. Katahdin off your bucket list (weather permitting!) AND enjoy great camp cooking with Registered Maine Guide and chef Chris Toy for 3 days, Saturday-Monday in early October. Park rules only allow reservations 4 months in advance. There will be a required meeting one month before the trip. This is a strenuous trip requiring uphill hiking for 6 hours at a stretch carrying a backpack weighing at least 12 lbs. Please note: Our group will stay together for the whole trip. We will gain the summit as a team or no one will. Dates and fees TBD. For more information, please email Kelli at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tour of Flavors: Union and Appleton
with Kelli Park
Fall in love with Midcoast Maine’s farm country and discover the hidden gems of Appleton and Union! They have it all, as far as local flavors go! Explore the rolling hills of Appleton: enjoy a tour of Glendarragh Lavender Farm, learn about making goat cheese at Appleton Creamery, and savor a mouth-watering, locally-sourced lunch at Deer Foot Farm Market. Next stop: Highcroft Farm! Discover the art of spinning and dyeing yarn (from resident sheep, goats, and angora rabbits!), tour the farm, gardens, and gift shop (featuring handmade goods, art and antiques). Last, but not least: Sweetgrass Winery in Union! Enjoy a wine tasting with scenic views of the Medomak Valley to fully appreciate the flavors of the region. Summer is on its way, so let’s celebrate in true Maine style! Lunch, wine tasting and tour included in cost. Please wear appropriate footwear for walking and dress in layers for the weather. Rain or shine. Please bring an insulated cooler bag if you plan to purchase grocery items at the farms.