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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:



September 16th – 1:00: Invasive Forest Pests Workshop.  Dale Finseth and Art Grindle of the Kennebec Soil and Water Conservation District will present a workshop that will help landowners and users, landscape and forest professionals, and all residents of the state identify current and potential invasive forest pests, understand the threats to our forests and woodlands posed by these pests, and learn how to report suspected pest sightings or damage to trees that may be a result of pest infestations.

To registar, contact Dale Finseth at

September 21st – 7:00: The Belgrade Historical Society presents “Lest We Forget: Using Lessons from Our Past To Guide Our Future”. This lecture will be presented by Earl Smith, author of Head of Falls. BHS membership or $5 admission fee required.


October 4th – 6:30: Advanced Bee-keeping Workshop: Bees by the Numbers. Join the Maine Lakes Resource Center in welcoming back experienced keeper, Matthew Scott, for his annual workshop focusing this year on swarming, mites, and other topics within advanced bee-keeping techniques.

October 7th  – 10:00 (am): Harvest Fest.  An annual event in the Belgrade Lakes village, Harvest Festival offers many activities to enjoy the weekend with hay rides, arts and crafts for the kids and many of the local eateries and restaurants featuring fall specialties. Come join us for a classic Maine event. Colby College students will be at the MLRC to interpret displays and to speak with visitors about ongoing conservation/research efforts.

October 17th – 7:00: Viewing Belgrade’s Past Through Postcards and Snapshots”. The Belgrade Historical Society hosts speaker, Eric Hooglund, for an illustrated visit to Belgrade’s past. BHS membership or $5 admission fee required.

Our programming is free of charge unless specified otherwise. Donations to promote the continuation of our programs are always accepted and appreciated.