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Posted Dec. 12, 2012, at 11:53 p.m.

BASEBALL

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 ryan.forrest@umit.maine.edu

Sluggers Indoor Facility

At Brewer, 60 Acme Road, new baseball and softball training facility, accepting registrations for individual hitting and pitching instruction with veteran coaches; indoor winter league teams (ages 9-12); hitting leagues (ages 13-16); for info contact Director of Baseball Billy Kane, Director of Softball Terren Hall or General Manager Darrell Pluard at 951-2250 or dpluard@mainesluggers.com

USM Holiday Clinic

At Gorham, the University of Southern Maine baseball team will host a holiday clinic featuring Ryan Flaherty of the Baltimore Orioles on Dec. 28 at the USM Field House, USM coach Ed Flaherty will lead baseball instruction, skills; Flaherty will work with players, autographs available; $50 for clinic, proceeds to USM spring trip; contact Coach Flaherty 780-5474 or by email atedwardf@usm.maine.edu.

BASKETBALL

Bangor basketball

The Bangor Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for its 2012-2013 Youth Basketball Program, for all children in grades 2-3 and 4-5 with separate boys and girls leagues, $35 for residents and $45 for nonresidents, to register go to www.BangorParksandRec.com or stop by the Bangor Parks and Rec. Center at 647 Main St., for info call 992-4490

Open gym

The Bangor Parks and Recreation Department is offering open gym for adults to come and play basketball on Tuesday nights from 8-9:30 p.m. at the Parks and Recreation Center at 647 Main St., $2 fee per person each night, for info contact the Parks and Recreation at 992-4490 or go to www.BangorParksandRec.com.

Elks Hoop Shoot

Free throw contest, Sunday, Dec. 16, open to boys and girls ages 8-13. Contestants’ age groups will be determined by age as of April 1, 2013. Winners advance to district finals.

At Bangor, 10 a.m., J. F. Doughty School, 143 Fifth St. Shawn Stacy, 385-6598.

At Old Town, 9:30 a.m., Old Town High School. Corey Day, 446-3961.

BIATHLON

Sunday, Jan. 27

At Jefferson, Hidden Valley Nature Center will host a cross-country skiing and shooting race for youth and adults 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at the center, with events for all ages. A mandatory shooting and gun safety clinic will be conducted 9-11 a.m. Guns will be provided. A ski clinic will be available before the races and some ski equipment will be available by reservation. To register, www.hvnc.org.

FIELD HOCKEY

Fields4Kids winter registration

At Bangor, register team for one of indoor leagues, Winter 2 (Jan-March) sessions run 8 weeks, league fee $350 per team, leagues include middle school, high school and women’s open. For more info, visit www.fields4kids.org, call/text MJ Ball at (207) 991-8940 or email mjball@fields4kids.org.

HOCKEY

Learn to Skate

At Brewer, Penobscot Ice Arena, Learn to Skate and Learn to Play hockey programs, on Saturdays, 16 weeks, $99 per skater, to register log onto www.brewerhockey.org and click on the registration link and follow the online instructions, all skaters also need to register with USA Hockey prior to registering with Brewer Youth Hockey, major credit card is needed register, birth certificates are required, for info, contact George Bishop 944-5965 or vpinstructal@brewerhockey.org.

At Bangor, Bangor Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for Learn to Skate Lessons for ages 4 and up, session II is Jan. 6-Feb. 10, at Sawyer Arena on Sundays, go to www.BangorParksandRec.com or stop by the Bangor Parks and Rec Center at 647 Main St. to see times and descriptions, for info, call 992-4490

SKIING

Racing Development Program

At Hermon, Penobscot Valley Ski Club Alpine Racing Development Program for skiers ages 8-14, to improve ski technique and develop racing skills, Saturdays 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Hermon Mountain, January through February, racers will be encouraged to participate in 4-5 optional junior races on Sundays through the season. Prospective participants should be independent in gearing up and riding lifts, no racing experience necessary, but skiers should be developing parallel skiing skills and be skiing independently on intermediate terrain, more details and registration materials available at www.pvskiclub.org, those interested in learning more about the program should email Lindsay at l.hogman@yahoo.com

Learn to Ski and Snowboard Programs

At Hermon, Penobscot Valley Ski Club and Hermon Mountain offering ski and snowboard lessons for adults and children of all abilities, programs consist of four lessons/lift tickets, lesson schedule: skiing for adults and teens Fridays at 6 p.m., snowboarding for adults and teens Fridays at 6 p.m., skiing and snowboarding for juniors ages 5-12 on Saturday or Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m., and skiing for tots, ages 3-4, Saturdays at 9:30 a.m., rental equipment available at Hermon Mountain, first session Jan. 4, registration forms and more information at www.pvskiclub.org, registration deadline for January sessions is Dec. 21, for info email Susan at srlancaster@roadrunner.com.

SOCCER

Jr. Academy registration

At Bangor, Seacoast United Blackbear accepting registrations for winter and winter/spring Jr. Academy Program, also known as Jr. Blackbear, ages 7-12, development program in a training environment which emphasizes skill development through individual and small group activities and small-sided play, for more info visit www.seacoastunitedblackbear.com or contact Billy Shannon at 922-1016 or by email at wshannon@seacoastunited.com

Fields4Kids winter registration

At Bangor, register team for indoor soccer league, Winter 2 (Jan-March) sessions open and run 8 weeks, league fee $350 per team, leagues include coed, men’s over 30, women’s over 30, women’s open, boys high school, girls high school, boys middle school and girls middle school, for more info, visit www.fields4kids.org, call/text MJ Ball at (207) 991-8940 or email mjball@fields4kids.org

SOFTBALL

Pitching, hitting clinics

At Orono, pitching and hitting clinics conducted through the winter by UMaine softball head coach Lynn Coutts and assistant coach Mike Coutts, pitching 4-5:30 p.m.on Saturdays Dec. 1-Feb. 16, in the Mahaney Dome, $225 a player, high school ages; hitting Thursday nights in Mitchell Hitting Pavilion Jan. 10-Feb. 21, 6-7 p.m. and 7-8 p.m., $150 a player, ages 14-18; for info call 581-2267 or email: sport.camp@umit.maine.edu

Sluggers Indoor Facility

At Brewer, 60 Acme Road, new baseball and softball training facility, accepting registrations for individual hitting and pitching instruction with veteran coaches; indoor winter league teams (ages 9-12); hitting leagues (ages 13-16); for info contact Director of Baseball Billy Kane, Director of Softball Terren Hall or General Manager Darrell Pluard at 951-2250 or dpluard@mainesluggers.com

Skill Development Sundays

At Orono, head coach Lynn Coutts and University of Maine softball team to host Skill Development Sundays, Jan. 13, Jan. 20, Feb. 3, Feb. 17 and Feb. 24, grades 5-12, five sessions per Sunday with groups being sorted by grades, Hitting I (grades 5-7) is 11 a.m. to noon, Pitching II (grades 8-12) also 11-noon, Hitting II (grades 8-12) and Pitching I (grades 5-7) is noon to 1 p.m., Infield/Outfield for all grades 1 to 2 p.m., cost: one session $20, two sessions $35, three sessions $45 or one week-all three sessions $45, two weeks-six sessions $90, three weeks-nine sessions $135, four weeks-12 sessions $180 or five weeks 15 sessions $225, for more info, please click on the flyer below and if you choose to sign up, please fill out the attached Release and Assumption Form.

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