Recreation news

Posted June 14, 2011, at 5:26 p.m.

Father’s Day Paddle

OLD TOWN — Hirundo Wildlife Refuge will offer a free Father’s Day guided canoe tour 12:30–2 p.m. Sunday, June 19, along Pushaw and Dead streams. The tour is open to fathers and those who are father figures in children’s lives.

The canoe tour will offer basic canoe instruction and explore the plants and wildlife found in Pushaw Stream. Guides, canoes, paddles and life jackets are provided. Hirundo Wildlife Refuge is located on Hudson Road, Route 43. Meet at Gate 3. Reservations are requested with Gudrun Keszocze, 944-9259; or Fred Bryant, 827-2230. Or bring your own canoe.

Bangor pool openings

BANGOR — The Bangor Parks and Recreation Department has announced pool openings for the summer:

• Beth Pancoe Aquatic Center, 1 p.m. Saturday, June 18, Union Street.

• Dakin Pool, 1 p.m. Monday, June 27.

Information is available at http://www.BangorParksandRec.com or 992-4490.

Softball tournament

GLENBURN — The Glenburn Community Festival will hold its adult coed softball tournament on Saturday, June 25, at the Glenburn Recreational Fields next to Glenburn School on Hudson Road.

Teams must consist of 10 players, four of them female. The nonrefundable fee is $100. Team bats must be 2011 ASA-approved.

Accepted will be the first eight teams which submit payment and roster to Glenburn Recreation Department, 144 Lakeview Road, Glenburn, ME 04401. The deadline is June 21.

Road race

HAMPDEN — Hampden Recreation Department and the Sub5 Track Club will sponsor an 8.5-mile road race at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, June 19, starting and finishing at Weatherbee School, 22 Main Road North. Race day registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

Preregistration is being accepted. The first 75 registered receive an adult-size T-shirt.

Entry fee is $8 to preregister, $10 race day. For information, email recreation@hampdenmaine.gov, or stop by the town office, 106 Western Ave.

Fundraising golf tourney

ORRINGTON — The third Bobbie Marecek Memorial Scramble is dedicated to Roberta J. Marecek, who died in 2007 after a battle with cancer and leukemia. Proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer 3-Day event, benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

The tournament starts at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 9, at Rocky Knoll Country Club. The cost is $220 per four-person team, including 18 holes of golf, a cart, lunch and prizes. Sponsorships are available. For information or sign-up, call 949-7381 or email golfforthecure@roadrunner.com.

Alewife Run Paddle

ORLAND — Take the scenic route to the Orland River Day festivities on Saturday, June 25. Join the annual Alewife Run Paddle from Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery to Orland Village.

Cheri Domina of Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust and and Karen Francoeur of Castine Kayak will lead canoers and kayakers from the Alamoosook Lake beach at 8 a.m. for a leisurely 3.5-mile (less than two-hour) paddle down the Narramissic River, arriving at the village in time for the parade and strawberry shortcake. One short portage around a dam is involved.

Need a boat? Castine Kayak will rent and deliver a kayak for $20; call 866-3506. GPMCT also has a canoe, paddles and PFDs available to reserve ahead of time. To leave a vehicle in the village, drop off your boat at the hatchery, drive to the village and catch the shuttle back, courtesy of First Student, leaving at 7:30 a.m. from the Davis parking lot on Route 175, next to the post office. Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery is 1.3 miles off Route 1 on Hatchery Road in East Orland. For info, call Cheri at 469-2008 or email cheri@greatpondtrust.org. The paddle will be held in (light) rain or shine.

Birdathon celebration

HOLDEN — Sponsors and birders are welcome to attend a potluck dinner to celebrate the birdathon at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, at Fields Pond Audubon Center. Come with a dish and birding stories, or come with a dish and listen. Winning teams will be announced. The event is free. For information, call 989-2591.

Parks and Rec

BANGOR — Bangor Parks and Recreation is accepting registrations for summer activities:

• Middle School Travel Camp for those entering grades six to eight. Camp will be held 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 28-Aug. 4. Campers will spend a day each week doing fun games and activities in the area including Pancoe Pool, area beaches and minigolf. The other day will take the group on the road for some bigger trips to FunTown-SplashTown, Sea Dogs game, Acadia National Park, camping and more. The fee is $300 for Bangor residents, $325 others, including all field trips. Campers are responsible their own lunch and spending money on trips.

• Summer tennis programs for kindergarten-grade one, grades two-three, grades four-five and grades six-eight. The session runs June 22-July 27 with options for tennis clinics, tennis club or both. Times and prices vary by program.

• Soccer Skills and Conditioning Camp with University of Maine Women’s Soccer Coach Scott Atherley. The camp is intended to improve participants’ soccer skills and get them into shape for the coming season. Atherley combines skills, drills and learning into a pre-season conditioning camp Aug. 1-4. Grades six-eight will attend 9 a.m.-noon and grades nine-12 attend 4:30-7:30 pm. The fee is $50 per player.

• Robotics camp. There are several camps, which vary by age and experience. All camps run 8:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and the fee is $250 a week. Campers work in small groups to design, build and program Lego robots. Snacks and camp T-shirt are provided. Camp weeks are July 25-29, Aug. 1-5 and Aug. 8-12.

• British soccer camp, July 18-22. Cost and ages vary, information is available at http://www.BangorParksandRec.com or www.Challengersports.com. All campers get a free ball and T-shirt.

Information and registration for these summer activities are available at http://www.BangorParksandRec.com or 992-4490.

Children’s foraging

HOLDEN — “The Edible Landscape,” a home-schooler program at Fields Pond Audubon Center, will teach youngsters basic foraging skills and lore indoors and outdoors on Friday, June 24.

Kindergarten through grade two will attend 9-11 a.m., and grades three to five 1-3 p.m. The cost is $10 members, $14 others; advance registration required at 989-2591.

From Camera to Print

HOLDEN — Fields Pond Audubon Center will present “From Camera to Print” with professional photographer Andy Anderson of Kingfisher Photography 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 25.

Participants will spend the day learning what to adjust, how to adjust and why to adjust images. Discussion will focus on adjustments common to most photo processing software. Bring a few photos with you (on a card), and your lunch.

The cost is $25 members, $30 others; must preregister with payment at 989-2591.

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