Darthia Farm Tour
Jun 2 @ 9:30 am

Join Shepsi Eaton & Liz Moran and Bill & Cynthia Thayer for a tour of Darthia Farm in Gouldsboro. Check out the greenhouses, what’s being harvested, and the farm animals. Frenchman Bay Conservancy holds a conservation easement on Darthia Farm, protecting the wildlife habitat, shoreline, and forested areas of the farm forever.

The farm tour is free, family-friendly, and open to the public. Please register in advance. Contact or 422-2328.

Branch Lake Public Forest Clean Up
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Volunteers needed!
Meet in the parking lot at the Public Forest (6.5 miles north on the Bangor Road from the corner of Main Street and Oak Street)

The City of Ellsworth and Frenchman Bay Conservancy are teaming up to host a trail clean-up day at Branch Lake Public Forest. We will prune trail edges, clear downed trees, and update signage, among other activities. Breakfast treats and coffee will be available for all participants and a raffle of gift cards to local businesses will be held immediately following the clean-up!

What to Bring: Participants should wear sturdy shoes and work clothes. Please bring work gloves, drinking water, sunscreen, and bug spray. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own equipment such as brush trimmers, hand saws, loppers, pruning shears, shovels, and rakes. We will have some equipment available for volunteers to use.

Sign-Up: We encourage all participants to sign-up ahead of time so that we can plan the work day activities accordingly. Please contact or 422-2328.

Spring Hike Series
Jun 10 @ 9:30 am

Join Frenchman Bay Conservancy and Downeast Senior College for a series of hikes this spring! Hikes are free and open to the public! All walks will be led by FBC volunteers or staff and are easy to moderate difficulty level to accommodate a wide range of ability levels. All hikes begin at 9:30 am. For more information: or 422-2328

June 10, 2017 at Branch Lake Public Forest in Ellsworth
Directions: From the corner of Main Street and Route 1A (Oak St.) in downtown Ellsworth, drive north 6.5 miles to the Ellsworth Branch Lake Public Forest sign on your left. Turn left and drive 1 mile to the gravel trail parking lot.

Fearless Stir-Frying with Helen Chen
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

A cooking demo and tasting with Gouldsboro resident Helen Chen, daughter of of culinary legend Joyce Chen. Helen will share her secrets to this healthy cooking style and teach you basic knife skills, best oil for frying, proper temp., cooking vegetables tender-crisp and keeping meat/shellfish moist. Learn correct food prep and tools, Chinese sauces and spices, and how to make the perfect fried rice.

Priscilla Audette, author
Jul 5 @ 4:30 pm

Audette will talk about her second novel, Court Appointed, which celebrates the humanity of the elderly and challenges the way our society cares for them.

Reclaiming the American Dream: Achieving Real Mobility from Poverty
Jul 12 @ 4:30 pm

David T. Ellwood, former Dean of the JFK School of Government at Harvard University, is recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on poverty and welfare. His work has influenced public policy in the U.S. and abroad. He will give a talk on this subject.

Author Talk
Jul 26 @ 4:30 pm

Essayist, teacher and lay minister, Richard Wile, discusses his first novel, Requiem in Stones, which deals with the difficult questions about suffering loss.

Thomas Jefferson Lecture
Aug 16 @ 4:30 pm

Jeffersonian scholar from the University of Virginia and part-time Winter Harbor resident Peter Onuf will give a talk on President Thomas Jefferson. Onuf’s most recent work on Jefferson, Most Blessed of the Patriarchs, was published last year.