Maine Lakes Resource Center
The MLRC runs a full schedule of popular cultural and entertainment events which draw residents to the Resource Center where they are exposed to the programs of our conservation partners. From music festivals by the stream to natural history programs complete with live birds of prey, the MLRC offers a wide variety of programing for the visiting public. From June to September, the MLRC hosts the Belgrade Lakes Market on its grounds every Sunday, from 8 to 1 o’clock. Listed below are some of our upcoming events for this year:
July 27th – 3:00: Classical Suite on Mill Stream: A New England Music Camp Recital. An annual treat here at the resource center, the talented students of the New England Music Camp play a suite of classical pieces. Each year we are surprised by these student’s mastery of their respective instrument.
August 1st – 7:00: Summer World: an Evening with Bernd Heinrich – Naturalist and Author. We are delighted to announce that the acclaimed naturalist and author, Bernd Heinrich, will joining us for an evening to talk about his life observing the natural world: from ravens to owls to bees and much more! Bernd, who has authored more than 20 books, will sign books following his lecture. Sponsored by the Belgrade Lakes Association.
August 3rd – 7:00: Pacific Crest Trail: A City Girl Walks from Mexico to Canada. Pacific Crest Trail thru-hiker turned author, Anne O’Regan, will tell the tale of her journey from the Mexican border all the way north to Canada – all 2,650 miles. Anne will have copies of her book, Tamed, for sale and signing after the lecture.
August 8th – 3:00: Owls of Maine. Back by popular demand, Chewonki will return to present Owls of Maine. Attendees will get to meet a number of live, non-releasable owls native to our state. This event is very popular and we recommend that families come early to secure a seat! Sponsored by the Belgrade Lakes Association.
August 10th – 10:00 – 3:00: Camp Road Maintenance Workshop. This workshop will discuss road design, installation, and how maintenance of your camp road will save you money and protect water quality. The workshop will also cover legal issues related to forming and operating a road association, including new changes in Maine law. Sponsored by BRCA. For more information, please read this brochure.
August 17th – 7:00: “Ice Harvesting on the Lakes… and other stories”. Rob Johnson, BHS member, presents a history of the ice harvesting industry in the Belgrade Lakes watershed. Sponsored by the Belgrade Historical Society.
Our programming is free of charge unless specified otherwise. Donations to promote the continuation of our programs are always accepted and appreciated.