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Weekend activities planned at Harris Center

Several activities are planned for the weekend at the Harris Center.

A ‘sweetheart’ full moon hike up Mount Skatutakee is planned for Friday, from 6 to 10 p.m. Participants are asked to bring flashlights and water for a moderately strenuous, three-mile round trip hike, which will be led by Russ Daigle and Brian Bishoff. For more information, contact Russ at 477-7506 or Brian at 899-5770.

Trail maintenance on the Cobb Hill Trail on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jim Orr will lead a morning of moderately strenuous trail work clearing blowdowns. All ages and abilities are welcome. Tools will be provided, but volunteers are asked to bring gloves, a bow saw, and loppers if available. Bring water. Meet at Merrill’s Four Corners (the intersection of Old Dublin Road and Jaquith Road in Hancock). For more information, contact Jim Orr at 924-6934.

A children’s story walk is set for Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon. The Mitten StoryWalk will take place in the Bruce Edes Forest. Jan Brett’s retelling of the classic tale “The Mitten” will be laid out along a trail to read as participants stroll. For more information, contact Susie Spikol Faber atspikol@harriscenter.org. The walk is co-sponsored with the G.E.P. Dodge Library.

An armchair tour of U.S. national parks will take place on Feb. 16, from 2 to 3 p.m. oin Ollie Mutch and Jan Miller for an audiovisual presentation of their recent trip through the national parks, forests and monuments — 35 parks, 62 days, and 12,120 miles — with many images of scenery and wildlife. For more information, contact the Harris Center at 525-3394.

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