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June 2018

Exploration in Art: Summer Solstice Sunrise Hike and Pastel Drawing

June 21, 2018 @ 3:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Camden Hills State Park United States

Join North Star Adventures LLC and Sweet Maple Corner Arts for a Sunrise Hike on the Summer Solstice Our hiking destination will be Bald Rock Mountain located in Lincolnville, ME.  The hike is approximately three miles round-trip. The first mile follows an old carriage road with a gentle incline. The last half mile takes you up the Bald Rock trail. You will be greeted with spectacular views of Penobscot Bay and islands that appear to float on the horizon waiting…

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Adventures in Art: Inn to Inn Sea Kayaking & Writing with Stephanie Wade

June 22, 2018 - June 25, 2018
Red and green sea kayaks

The Maine coast has been an inspiration for writers and for centuries. The craggy coastline, mist enshrouded lighthouses, seals, lobster boats and buoys will be your backdrop for this 3 night 4 day writing expedition.

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July 2018

Exploration in Art: Canoeing and woodworking with Jim MacDonald, Unity Pond

July 19, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Learn woodworking skills both by watching and doing as we each create a beautiful and fully functional maple cutting board.

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August 2018

Adventures in Art: Lake Paddling, Hiking & Painting with Rachel Littlefield

August 1, 2018 - August 3, 2018

Spend four unforgettable days in the Rangeley Lakes Region of Western Maine. Known for remote islands, and 4000’ mountains this is a perfect venue to challenge yourself physically, mentally and creatively.

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Adventures in Art: Documentary Photography with Sarah Rice

August 13, 2018 @ 8:00 AM - August 16, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
Moosehead Lake ME United States

Join us for this extraordinary opportunity to create, through film, a story of the Moosehead Lake region. Photographer Sarah Rice will guide you through the process of creating the story of this spectacular area of the Maine highlands. We will explore by tandem sea kayak, steamship, and foot. Conditions permitting, we may have the opportunity to do some snorkeling to see what treasures lie within the shallows of Moosehead Lake. Sarah rice is a documentary and editorial photographer based in…

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September 2018

Exploration in Art: Sea Kayaking & Nature Journaling with Cloe Chunn

September 8, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Castine ME United States

Explore Penobscot Bay and the Holbrook Island area with North Star Adventures and Cloe Chunn. Cloe is a co-founder of the Maine Master Naturalist Program. Spend the day in the company of Harbor seals, osprey, guillemots, eiders, loons, and cormorants.  Launching from Brooksville, Maine we will spend the day observing and recording the tranquility of Maine islands and critters that make them their home. Nature journaling allows you to gain a deeper respect and awareness for the beauty and fragility of…

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October 2018

Adventures in Art: Hiking & Writing with Stephanie Wade

October 12, 2018 - October 14, 2018

Experience the Grand Canyon of the East as we explore the Gulf Hagas region of Maine. We will camp on the Pleasant River. After an evening around a bonfire and stargazing you will be rocked to sleep by the gentle rhythm of the river.

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Adventures in the Arts: Hiking, Movement & Meditation with Mid Maine Yoga

October 19, 2018 - October 21, 2018

Spending time in nature on retreat is a wonderful way to immerse yourself in practice, just one weekend away can help you begin cultivating a deeper sense of awareness, increase motivation to practice at home, and reconnect with yourself. Integrating movement and mindfulness Nancy and Caitlin will guide participants on a weekend journey in the 100 Mile Wilderness section of the Appalachian Trail. This is an open and non-judgmental environment to freely explore creative self-expression; self-care rituals, and a peaceful…

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March 2019

Winter Watercolor with Lesia Sochor

March 16, 2019
Tanglewood 4-H Camp Lincolnville, ME United States + Google Map

The Ducktrap River is a magical and inspirational natural resource. It is a perfect place to practice watercolor painting technique with artist Lesia Sochor. Connecting to the natural world allows you to open up creative energy often hidden deep within. Immerse yourself in the smells, sights, and sounds of winter. Let your creative energy flow from deep within. Tanglewood 4-H Camp in Lincolnville Maine is the setting for this Winter Watercolor Adventure. We will either snowshoe or hike the trails…

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May 2019

Wings & Water

May 18, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Unity, Maine Unity, ME United States + Google Map

North Star Adventures, Sebasticook Regional Land Trust & James Macdonald Art Guitars bring you Wings & Water. Known for its unique and diverse farming community, rolling hills, trail system, and waterways Unity Maine is a hidden gem, just a short drive from the coastal village of Belfast. Spend the morning exploring the wetlands of Unity Pond  with ecologist Gerry Saunders.  Explore the narrow passageways and listen to the sounds of spring as life returns to central Maine. The majority of…

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July 2019

Basket Weaving and Wilderness Canoeing

July 18, 2019 @ 8:00 AM - July 20, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

Join us for a canoe and basket weaving expedition in the beautiful Grand Lake Stream region of Maine.  We will gather materials as we are canoeing (cattails, pine needles, bark....) to create and weave into unique baskets. Creativity and experimentation are encouraged! We will explore a variety of materials, beautiful or mundane, that we can weave into our projects. Looking at our gathered materials we will discuss the properties of each and how to use them effectively in our creations.…

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August 2019

Adventures in the Arts: Paddling & Pottery

August 2, 2019 @ 8:00 AM - August 4, 2019 @ 5:00 PM
Unity, Maine Unity, ME United States + Google Map

North Star Adventures is thrilled to partner with Squidge Liljeblad Davis from Starflower Farm Studio. Squidge is a well-known and respected clay artist  who has maintained a studio, shown her work and taught as a visiting  artist throughout New England since 1972.  In her teaching, she combines  the principles of TaiChi/QiGong (which she has also studied and taught  for decades)  with the direct experience of place, spirit and art. In this wilderness experience, we will learn the 5 element qiGong and the basic skills of…

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September 2019

Adventures in the Arts: Sea Kayaking and Nature Journaling

September 7, 2019 @ 8:00 AM - September 8, 2019 @ 5:00 PM
Unity, Maine Unity, ME United States + Google Map

Sea Kayaking and Nature Journaling on Penobscot Bay!  Last year we offered nature journaling as a full day program. It was so much fun that everyone decided that we needed to make it an overnight. Spend the day in the company of Harbor seals, osprey, guillemots, eiders, loons, and cormorants.  Launching from Castine Maine we will spend the day observing and recording the tranquility of Maine islands and critters that make them their home. By night we can enjoy the…

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MaineSong: Songwriting + Paddling

September 13, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - September 15, 2019 @ 5:00 PM
Unity, Maine Unity, ME United States + Google Map

Songs can delight, awaken empathy, celebrate our sense of place, express our individual and collective stories, spark transformation, and offer healing. They are also fun… and a little magic! Join North Star Adventures staff and guest instructor, Sara Trunzo, for a weekend immersion (September 13-15, 2019) into song, nature, community, and our personal journeys on the shores of beautiful Lake Winnecook. Participants will craft, refine, and share their music and lyrics through a variety of solo, collaborative, and group exercises.…

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Goldsworthying with Jim Macdonald

September 27, 2019 @ 4:00 PM - September 29, 2019 @ 3:00 PM

Maine woods + Creativity + Playfulness = Goldsworthying! Join artist Jim Macdonald and guide Nancy Zane for a creative and fun weekend of lake and woods exploration! Inspired by the work of British sculptor, photographer, and environmentalist Andy Goldsworthy, we will take to the woods and create. The premise is simple- to enter the natural landscape with an artist's eye and create with materials at hand using only our hands. The art we create will be chronicled by the pictures…

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October 2019

Adventures in the Arts: October Knitting Retreat

October 11, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - October 13, 2019 @ 5:00 PM
Pocomoonshine Lake Alexander, ME United States + Google Map

Event cancelled due to unexpected shoulder surgery.  We will re-schedule for fall 2020. Thank you, Nancy Spend a glorious October weekend in Maine on a remote lake surrounded by vibrant colors and glistening blue water. Explore the brilliance of the Maine woods in autumn.  Let Maine guide Nancy Zane take you on a quiet paddle in the waters of Pocomoonshine or, perhaps hike the water's edge.  Immerse yourself in the peaceful grace of the water, colors, sounds, sights and smells…

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November 2019

Wreath Making

November 9, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Waldo County Technical Center, 1022 Waterville Rd
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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Bring the garden inside! Spend a cool November day in the presence of the garden. We will be creating beautiful wreaths from colorful dried materials. These wreathes will brighten your winter day. Delight your friends or family with a special gift from the heart! Once you learn the basic technique for making a wreath you are limited only by your creativity! It's easy, fun and satisfying! Colors and plant material will vary from what is pictured below.  As well as…

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