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By Pete Warner, BDN Staff


Hitting League Membership

At UMaine, Orono, at Paul J. Mitchell Batting Pavilion, Hitting League Membership, all levels, session 2 Jan. 1-March 31, Mondays and Tuesdays (6:30-9:30 p.m.), Saturdays (8 a.m. to 1 p.m.), $400 for each session or $750 for both, for info, contact UMaine assistant baseball coach Ryan Forest 581-1096 or

Sunday, Oct. 14

At UMaine, Orono, University of Maine baseball’s Prospect Camp, open to ages 15-18, camp is designed for the serious college/professional baseball prospects, campers should bring spikes, glove and bat, catchers need to bring their own gear, for more info contact the baseball office 581-1096 or email:


Fort Kent girls program

At Fort Kent Elementary School, Fort Kent Rec’s basketball all program for girls in grades 4-6, practices and games on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays 6-8 p.m., starting in late October, $20 for residents, $25 for nonresidents, registration deadline Oct. 15, register at Parks and Rec office, 416 West Main St., to volunteer or for more info contact director Ann Beaulieu 834-3730.

Skill Development

At Old Town, Fall Basketball Skill Development, weekly sessions in October, offensive/defensive skill development, shooting improvement, physical conditioning and strength development; for info, contact Brian McDormand 290-7641

Saturday, Nov. 3

At Gorham, University of Southern Maine men’s basketball team’s Huskies’ Shooting Clinic, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., open to boys grades 3-10, $45 preregistration, $50 on clinic day, for info, contact Karl Henrikson at

Sunday, Nov. 4

At Waterville, Colby College, 15th Maine Elite Girls Basketball Showcase, girls grades 9-12, $35 per player, college coaches will be in attendance, players must preregister, for info, contact Bill Libby, or 207-866-4124


High Intensity Interval Training

At Bangor, Bangor Parks and Recreation Center, 647 Main St., high-intensity interval training, Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m., through Nov. 28; $45 for Bangor residents, $50 for nonresidents or $5 per class; contact or 992-4490.


Oct. 26-27

At Edgecomb, Teens To Trails is partnering with the Chewonki Foundation & Wilderness Medical Associates for a two-day Wilderness First Aid course, reduced price to high school outing club advisors and student leaders; certification for new or existing high school advisors or those considering the start up of a new program at their school; students active in outing clubs age 16 and older welcome with parental permission; cost is $100, includes field guide, patient assessment guidebook, and the Outward Bound WFA text; successful participants receive a certification card; course being taught by Eric Duffy, a Registered Nurse, Wilderness EMT, Registered Maine Guide, Wilderness Medical Associates Lead Instructor, T3 board member and experienced outdoorsman; housing available in Chewonki’s woodstove-heated yurts for an additional cost of $25 per night; to register, submit form at Wilderness Medical Associates website, mail check to Teels to Trails; space limited: first come, first served.


Saturday, Oct., 13

At Hampden, Tracks for Teachers 5-K Fun Run, also 1-mile walk, registration 8:30 a.m., race at 9 a.m., for registration, visit website: or email; rae benefits local teachers grant fund

At Bangor, Harvest 5K and Fun Run to benefit All Saints Catholic School, registration 8 a.m., fun run 9 a.m., 5K 10 a.m., $15 fee, both races on the trails of Dorthea Dix Park off

Mount Hope Avenue; register online at or contact

Sunday, Oct. 21

At Augusta, Bond Brook Tread Fest at Bond Brook Recreation Center, 10- and 5-mile races, 9:30 a.m., also mountain bike races of 6, 12 and 18 miles at noon, for info email, call 207-485-1131

Sunday, Oct. 28

At Orland, Wildlands Trail Run, noon, 7 miles, registration 10:30-11:30 a.m., at the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands as accessed through the South Gate entrance on Route 1 near the intersection of Route 176 in East Orland, for info contact Peter John Keeney, 207-288-3909 or to pre-entry

Saturday, Nov. 3

At Bangor, Make a Footprint 5K and fun run/walk, fun run at 9 a.m., 5K at 9:45 a.m., course winds through residential neighborhoods and starts in front of First Baptist Church on Center Street, benefits Kenya Mission team for “Kupenda for the Children.”

Sunday, Nov. 4

At Penobscot Nation, Community Building, Indian Island, 4th Annual Ralph K. Thomas 8K Run, race-day registration 8-9:15 a.m., race starts 10 a.m., preregistration $12, $15 on race day, $10 and $12 for children up to age 10, proceeds to benefit Diabetes Prevention & Awareness, for info contact or 817-7358; or or 817-7301


Bangor Parks and Rec. classes

At Bangor, Bangor Parks and Recreation Center, 647 Main St., Zumba classes Tuesday and Thursday nights, Oct. 23-Dec. 13, 8 week program runs 5:15-6:15 p.m., fee $45 for Bangor residents, $50 for nonresidents, drop-ins welcome for $5 per class; contact or call 992-4490.

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