February 19, 2018
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Softball tournament

BANGOR — The third annual Softball Tournament for Autism will be played Saturday, June 28, at Union Street Athletic Complex.

Teams must be at the field by 8:30 a.m. and have a final roster available. Bring bats.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Autism Society of Maine.

For information, email Dave Huffstutler at softballforautism@gmail or call the Autism Society of Maine at 800-273-5200.


Gymnasium named

BANGOR — The gymnasium at the James F. Doughty School was named in honor of Coach Robert Kelley on June 18. Kelley taught physical education at the school from 1958 to 1987 when it was Fifth Street Junior High School, and then at Bangor High School from 1987 to 2000.

Kelley also coached baseball, basketball, soccer and intramurals at Fifth Street Junior High School from 1959 to 1983. In 1969, he became Bangor High School’s varsity baseball coach and served in that position until his retirement in 2000. Under his leadership, the team won 15 Eastern Maine Baseball titles and eight State Baseball Championships.


Track and field

BANGOR — The Bangor Recreation Department’s track and field program introduces children ages 9 to 14 to the fundamentals of running, throwing and jumping. Boys and girls finishing in the top four in the local meet on June 25 at Cameron Stadium will move on to the state competition on July 1 with a chance to be chosen to travel to Hershey, Pennsylvania, in August for the North American finals of the program.

Advance registration is required. For information and to register, go to BangorParksandRec.com or call 992-4490.


Mountain biking

BANGOR — The Bangor Parks and Recreation Department will collaborate with the Penobscot Region chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association to offer a weekly family and youth mountain bike ride  6-7 p.m. Wednesdays, July 9 through Aug. 13, at Bangor City Forest.

Riders will explore dirt roads, paths and trails, and learn about the basics of mountain biking. Specific mountain bike skills will be introduced on the trail and in obstacle courses.

The goal of the program is to introduce area youth and families to off-road biking.

The fee is $10 Bangor residents, $12 others. For information and to register,  go to BangorParksandRec.com or call 992-4490.


City pools open

BANGOR — The Beth Pancoe Aquatic Center and the Dakin Pool will open for the summer at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 21. For information, go to BangorParksandRec.com or call 992-4490.


Summer camps

The Bangor Parks and Recreation Department still has openings for its Middle School Travel Camp for students entering grades six through eight, and its Bigger Kid Camp for children entering grades four through six.

The Middle School Camp runs Tuesday through Thursday starting the week of June 24. Each week participants will play games and take part in activities in Bangor including swimming at the Pancoe Pool, trips to area beaches, playing mini-golf and going on field trips.

The cost of the Middle School Camp is $90 Bangor residents, $99 others, including field trips.

The cost for all eight weeks, prepaid, is $600 Bangor residents, $680 others.

The Bigger Kid Camp will run Monday through Friday starting the week of June 23, at the Mary Snow School in Bangor. Each week will feature a special event or trip.

The cost is $95 per week Bangor residents, $110 per week others. For information on the camps, go to BangorParksandRec.com or call 992-4490.


Track awards

OLD TOWN — Both the boys and girls teams of Old Town High School received Class B Eastern Maine MPA outdoor track sportsmanship awards recently.


Orland River Day paddle

ORLAND — Paddle to the Orland River Day festivities at 8 a.m.Saturday, June 28, from Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery to Orland Village.

Cheri Domina of Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust and Karen Francouer of Castine Kayak will lead paddlers from the Alamoosook Lake Beach for a leisurely 3.5-mile, or less than two-hour paddle down the Narramissic River, arriving in the village in time for the parade. One portage around a dam is involved.

To leave a vehicle in the village for the one-way trip, drop your boat off at the fish hatchery, then drive downtown to park and take the shuttle bus back to the hatchery, leaving from Ian Joseph Boatworks, next to Orland Post Office, in Orland Village at 7:30 a.m.

For information, call 469-2008 or email info@greatpondtrust.org.


Capsize demonstration

ORLAND — Castine Kayak will offer a free kayak capsize demonstration at 11:30 a.m. on the Narramissic River waterfront as part of the Orland River Day festivities on Saturday, June 28.

For information, call 866-3506 or email castinekayak@gmail.com.


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