Classic Yacht Symposium and Race

CASTINE — The Classic Yacht Symposium and Race will take place Wednesday, July 31, and Thursday, Aug. 1.

The event will feature a rare rendezvous of Concordia yachts. The fleet will be on exhibition at noon July 31. The symposium for friends and fans of classic yachts will take place 4-6 Delano Auditorium, Maine Maritime Academy.

The 13th annual Castine Classic Yacht Race to Camden will set sail from Castine harbor bell at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 1. For information, email or

Co-ed softball tournament

HERMON — Hermon Recreation’s Summer Sizzler Co-ed Softball Tournament will take place on Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Hermon Elementary School on the Billings Road. Registration deadline for co-ed teams is Friday, Aug. 2. For information visit or call the recreation office at 848-4075.

Saturday walks

ORLAND — Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust President Sarah LeVine will lead hikes in the 4,500-acre Great Pond Mountain Wildlands, meeting at the Wildlands’ South Gate (Rte. 1) at 10 am. The schedule is:

• Saturday, July 27, 2-mile hike on Hothole Brook Trail to the summit of Bump Hill. Carpool from South Gate to start at Hothole Brook trail junction.

• Saturday, Aug. 3, 4-mile hike on the new Birches Path to Flying Moose Mountain with a detour to the Forgotten Forest, a section of woodland untouched by the timber harvests of the 1990s. Meet at South Gate to carpool to the trailhead.

For information, contact Sarah at or 667-1293.