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Baseball trip

Five-game bus trip for major league games, July 24-29, Nationals at Mets, Brewers at Phillies, Rays at Orioles, Red Sox at Yankees (2), for more info or to register for trip, contact Vaughn Clark, 872-0075 or 649-0084

LL World Series trip

At Millinocket, Millinocket Little League organizing bus trip to 2012 Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., four-day, three-night trip Aug. 16-19, opening weekend of LLWS, two full days at LLWS and a stop at National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., on return trip; cost per person, based on hotel room occupancy: single $805, double $500, triple $395, quadruple $345, quintuple $315, includes roundtrip motorcoach, three nights hotel, transportation to and from stadium and admission to the Hall of Fame; LLWS games admission is free; contact Brian Brown at 731-8053 or


EM Basketball League

Travel team tryouts, for boys and girls grades 3-8, to find local team tryouts go to, or on Facebook, Eastern Maine Basketball League

Skill Development Series

Skill development series for Bangor area. Contact Brian E. McDormand 290-7641 or

Bangor Y men’s league

At Bangor, winter men’s league begins Nov. 27 at Penobscot Job Corps Academy with a round robin, 10-game schedule, NBA rules, team entry fee of $650 and roster due Nov. 23, questions to Bob Cimbollek 356-6787, rosters available at Bangor Y or

Monday, Nov. 7

At Farmington, UMaine-Farmington, free coaches clinic conducted by UMF men’s coach Dick Meader and staff, 5-7 p.m., in the classroom in the lower level of Dearborn Gym, contact Jon Hayes at

Saturday, Nov. 12

At Corinth, three-on-three basketball tourney for Central High School project graduation, junior high, high school and adult divisions, $60 per team, maximum of five players per team, contact Rick Speed 285-3057

Sunday, Nov. 13

At Waterville, Maine Elite Girls Basketball Showcase, at Colby College, for grades 9-12, $35 per player, must preregister, contact Bill Libby 852-4671 or

Over-40 league

At Bangor, Bangor Y’s over-40 men’s basketball league, begins Nov. 28, 10-game regular season, double-elimination tourney, NBA rules, $650 entry fee due by Nov. 23, roster forms available at Bangor Y or online at; contact bob Cimbollek 356-6787

K-1 Instructional Basketball

At Bangor, Bangor Parks and Rec. accepting registrations for grades K-1 instructional basketball program, four-week program for boys and girls, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in December and January, $25 for residents, $30 for nonresidents, register at Parks and Rec. at 647 Main St. or at

Youth Basketball

At Bangor, Bangor Parks and Rec. accepting registrations for its eight-week youth basketball program, for grades 2-3, 4-5 with boys and girls leagues, Saturday games begin Dec. 10, $30 for residents, $40 for nonresidents, register at Parks and Rec. at 647 Main St. or at

Open Gym

At Bangor, open gym for adults to play basketball, Tuesdays, 8-9:30 p.m. at Parks and Rec. at 647 Main St., $2 per night, runs through March, more info at


Fencing lessons offered

At Northeast Harbor, Orono and Belfast, the Downeast School of Fencing is offering lessons to youths, teens and adults; Mondays at the Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor, Wednesdays at the Keith Anderson Community Center in Orono or Wednesday’s at the Waterfall Arts Building in Belfast; for information call 974-8461, 469-8936 or on the Internet at


UMaine Senior Luncheon

At Orono, Wells Conference Center, University of Maine football team’s annual “Senior Luncheon,” Nov. 11, noon; tribute to this year’s 18-member senior class; meal $15 and fans may make a contribution to defray the cost of the players’ lunch; tickets will not be sold at the door, those interested in attending should RSVP no later than Nov. 4, checks should be made payable to “The University of Maine” and mailed to Caren Haskell Ford, University of Maine Football Office, 5747 Memorial Gymnasium, Orono, ME 04469-5747.


Learn to Skate

At Bangor, Sawyer Arena, Bangor Parks and Rec. is accepting registrations for its Learn to Skate lessons, ages 4 and over, first session Nov. 13-Dec. 18, second session Jan. 8-Feb. 12, Sundays 1:50-2:50 p.m., $70 for residents, $75 for nonresidents, register at Parks and Rec at 647 Main St. or at


Sunday, Oct. 30

At Dover-Foxcroft, Pumpkin Waddle 5K Road Race/Walk, 2 p.m. at Foxcroft Academy, registration 1-1:45 p .m., $12 entry fee, benefits FA Key Club Children’s Charities

At Orland, Wildlands 7-Mile Trail Run, 1 p.m., registration 11 a.m., $10 entry fee benefits the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands, contact Peter John Keeney 207-288-3909 or


Thursday, Nov. 3

At Orono, UMaine’s Corbett Building, Room 100, 7 p.m., “One For The Road,” HD ski film on some of the world’s most progressive snow sport athletes, $5 entry at the door

Nov. 3-4

Maine Winter Sports Center is making youth cross country skis available to kids grades K-8; $55 covers cost of boots, skis, poles for season; rental sizing Nov. 3 in Old Town, Bangor, Glenburn, Nov. 4 in Orono, Winterport; for more info, call local rec. dept. or go to Penobscot Valley Ski Club

Friday, Nov. 4

At Winterport, cross country ski registration and ski lease, 5-7 p.m. at Victoria Grant Building, organized by Penobscot Valley Ski Club, all ages welcome, ski instruction and fun ski games, contact or 223-4791

Tuesday, Nov. 8

At Hermon, Penobscot Valley Ski Club membership meeting at Hermon Mountain, 6:30 p.m., new members welcome, visit

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