PLEASANT RIDGE — Pine Grove Programs is offering the following free summer events updates for veterans, active military law enforcement and first responders.

• Guided Allagash Waterway Canoe/Camping Trip, Monday-Sunday, June 5-11: Start at Pine Grove Lodge at 823 Ridge Road. Meals, much of the necessary gear, land use fees, and transportation are all included. Email for more information or if interested in signing up.

• Fly Fishing Lesson for Beginners, Tuesday, May 30: Arrive at Pine Grove Lodge at 9 a.m. Learn the basics of fly identification, water reading, gear options and fly casting. Then, practice and put skills to work on the private pond to try to catch a rainbow trout. Lunch is included. No tackle or license is needed, unless the participant wants to fish the local Kennebec River after the lesson. Email for more information or if interested in signing up.

• Great Pond Tribute to Service Fishing Event, Tuesday, June 13: Early morning start times are staggered; people return for late lunch and gathering approximately at 1 p.m. Day is done by 3 p.m. Participants will begin at the Belgrade Center for All Seasons at 1 Center Drive. Water bottles will be provided upon check-in; bring any snacks, medication, fishing license, sunglasses and camera/phone. Hop into a boat of a volunteer “guide.” This is not a derby for prizes, only for fun; an honor system will be used to award trophies at the luncheon after the days fishing. To register, email

Organizers are still looking for more volunteer boaters; email

• Canceled: Third annual Patriot Ride, Saturday, Aug. 5, not a fundraiser: A day of riding; lunch provided at a half-way point, and a barbecue provided at the day’s end. More information is to come.



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