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Hooked on fishing
UNION — The Mike Sabins Memorial Youth Fish and Game Association will hold a “Hooked on Fishing” event, sponsored by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 4, on Seven Tree Pond at Ayer Park, Route 235. No fishing license is required. Instruction, equipment and refreshments will be provided. There is no fee to attend. For more information, call Scot and Mary Sabins at 785-4076.
Fundraiser bike ride
THOMASTON — Trekkers, a youth mentoring nonprofit in the Midcoast, will host its third annual Pedal to the Port bike ride at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 11. Pedal to the Port features three scenic routes along the St. George peninsula and drew more than 70 riders last year.
Ideal as a training ride for the Trek Across Maine, the 35-mile and 47-mile routes include the historic Marshall Point Lighthouse in the village of Port Clyde. The event also offers a family friendly 12-mile option. All routes begin and end at the Georges Valley High School parking lot in Thomaston.
The registration fee is $35 per individual rider or $30 per rider in a team of three or more. The first 75 riders to register will receive Pedal to the Port T-shirts, and all riders can partake of a complimentary post-ride cookout.
Register online at http://www.trekkersonline.com/, or contact the Trekkers office to request a registration form. Riders also can register at Georges Valley High school the morning of the ride beginning at 7:45 a.m.
For more information about Trekkers and Pedal to the Port, visit http://www.trekkersonline.com/, or calling 594-5095.
Free youth fishing event
JEFFERSON — Children and their parents or other adults are invited to Damariscotta Lake State Park 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 4, for the second annual Hooked on Fishing event sponsored by the Damariscotta Lake Watershed Association and other area groups. Rain date for the event is June 11.
Experienced boaters will take children to fishing spots on the lake, and there will be plenty of activities onshore to keep families occupied. Equipment, bait, boats and life jackets will be available free of charge. The Whitefield Lions Club will cook and serve free food.
Children are invited to register for hour-long boat rides with experienced fishermen. The first 50
families to register will get into the park free of charge. Register by Tuesday, May 31, by contacting Julia McLeod at 549-3836 or Julia@dlwa.org. The catch and release event is hosted by the Knox County Bass Masters, Lincoln County Fish and Game, Kieve-Wavus Camps, Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, Whitefield Lions Club, and Damariscotta Lake Watershed Association. For more information, visit http://www.dlwa.org.
Kiwanis Bicycle Safety Rodeo
THOMASTON — The annual Kiwanis Bicycle Safety Rodeo will be held 9-11 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at the Thomaston Grammar School, 65 Watts Lane. Admission is free.
All children must bring bicycles and be accompanied by an adult.
Events and activities will include a Bicycle Raffle in which two bicycles will be awarded, a Bicycle Safety Rodeo Course, Child Safety Programs, and a Car Seat Safety Inspection Station. New bicycle helmets will be available for $5 each.
High school tennis
ROCKPORT — These results were announced in Camden Hills Regional High School girls varsity tennis team competition:
May 13, Camden Hills versus Oak Hill
Camden Hills Regional High School girls tennis (8-0) prevailed 4-1 over previously undefeated Oak Hill (now 7-1) in a tight competition in Sabattus on May 13.
• Carissa English defeated Sara Lacroix, 6-4, 6-3.
• Abby Blakeley defeated Hannah Langlois, 6-1, 6-1.
• Camilla Walker defeated Darby Beaulieu, 7-5, 6-2.
• Kayla Hart and Christine Forcillo lost to Molly Morrill and Brittney Marshall, 4-6, 5-7.
• Erika Alex and Sophie Salas defeated Leah Rossi and Gabby Green, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
• Vanessa Bemis and Rachael Brown defeated Sandy Wilson and Sarah Barbay, 8-2
May 16, Camden Hills versus Waterville, 4-1
• Emma Blakeley lost to Colle O’Donnell, 5-8.
• Carissa English defeated Olivia Lopes, 9-7.
• Abby Blakeley defeated Jayme Saulter, 8-1.
• Camilla Walker and Christine Forcillo defeated Lexi Russo and Lauren Hallenbeck, 8-1.
• Erika Alex and Kayla Hart defeated Brittany Saulter and Emily Dufour, 8-1.
ROCKPORT — The Lady Windjammers tennis team of Camden Hills Regional HIgh School posted its 10th straight victory on May 17, playing against the Lincoln Academy team at the Damariscotta YMCA. The Lincoln Academy win makes Camden Hills 10-0.
• Carissa English defeated Aimee Kershguerien, 6-3, 6-3.
• Abby Blakeley defeated Carly Erskine, 6-2, 6-1.
• Ashlee Hartford defeated Christine Forcillo, 6-7 (7-9), 4-6.
• Kayla Hart and Erika Alex defeated Kelsey Lemon and Kara Mullin, 6-2, 6-1.
• Sophie Salas and Vanessa Bemis defeated Jackie Hassenpflag and Emma Lazzori, 6-2, 6-4.
First Time Campers raffle
Maine residents who want to experience the memory-making fun of camping for the first time at a Maine state park campground can enter the First Time Campers raffle.
The May 31 deadline for entering the raffle, which will offer 44 families a free weekend of camping at one of 11 state park campgrounds, is fast approaching, and the winners will soon be chosen, according to Park Manager Andy Haskell of Sebago Lake State Park. Haskell is organizing the program for the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, under the Maine Department of Conservation.
The raffle is open only to Maine families who have never before gone camping. Each selected family will get the free use of camping equipment, receive gifts from sponsors and be supported throughout the weekend by park staff.
This year, the number of selected families has been increased. One of those fortunate families also will be the grand-prize recipient of a $1,000 gift certificate from the program’s major sponsor, L.L.Bean.
Raffle applications are available online and at Maine state parks and will be accepted until Tuesday, May 31. The recipient families will be chosen in a random drawing held Friday, June 3, with the families notified the week of June 6.
The state park campgrounds include Bradbury Mountain, Pownal; Rangeley Lake, Rangeley; Aroostook, Presque Isle; Camden Hills, Camden; Sebago Lake, Naples; Mount Blue, Weld; Cobscook Bay, Edmunds Township; Lamoine, Ellsworth; Peaks-Kenny, Dover-Foxcroft; Lily Bay, Beaver Cove; and Lake St. George, Liberty.
For more information about the First Time Campers program or to get an application, call Andy Haskell, park manager, Sebago Lake State Park, at 693-6231 or ttp://www.take-it-outside.com/.
For more information about Maine state parks and historic sites, visit http://www.parksandlands.com.
Camden Rotary supports area youth baseball
CAMDEN — Once again, Little League teams in Camden, Rockport and Hope will take the field, representing Camden Rotary.
Camden Rotary club member Jack Sanford said, “We have been sponsoring Camden-Rockport Little League for at least thirty years and have watched all the teams grow and develop over time.”
Graham Phaup, Camden Rotary Club president said, “We’ve also supported Hope Little League. Last season saw the Rotary team in Camden-Rockport Little League go undefeated and Camden Rotary is delighted to continue to support the teams in both leagues.”