Friends of Merrymeeting Bay speaker series

Posted Wednesday, October 19, 2011 in Sustainable Maine

BOWDOINHAM — The Friends of Merrymeeting Bay has announced its schedule of remaining talks. All events take place at 7 p.m. and are open to the public free of charge.

Topics, speakers and locations are listed below:

Nov. 9: "Nine Thousand Years Ago in Dresden," Arthur Spiess, Maine Historic Preservation Commission, at Bridge Academy in Dresden.

Dec. 14: "Col. John Allan, 1746-1805, Maine’s Unsung Hero," historian Chris Groden, Bath City Hall Auditorium.

Jan. 11: "Notes on a Lost Flute," Kerry Hardy, ecologist, linguist, author and activist, Cram Alumni House at Bowdoin College. At 6 p.m., the Friends of Merrymeeting Bay will hold its annual meeting and potluck supper; the public is welcome to attend.

Feb. 7: "Birds, Bats and Blades: Wind Turbines and Wildlife," wildlife ecologist Steve Pelletier, Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick.

March 13: "Steamboating on the Sasanoa-Bath to Boothbay," nautical historian Charlie Ipcar, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick.

April 10: "Tales of the Kennebec and Sebasticook," state fisheries restoration biologist Nate Gray, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick.

May 8: "Action on the High Seas!," Capt. Paul Watson, director of Sea Shepard Conservation Society, Maine Maritime Museum.

For more information contact Ed Friedman at 666-3372 or Full speaker biographies can be found at Door prizes are donated by Patagonia Inc. of Freeport.

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