Football official classes
BANGOR — The Bangor Chapter of Maine Football Officials will begin 11 weeks of classes for prospective officials at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, in the lecture hall of Bangor High School. New officials will be allowed and encouraged to referee middle school and youth league games this fall once the basic rules are covered. New officials are needed.
For information, call Doug Ferguson at 257-4215 or 974-7969, or Alan Kochis at 989-4372.
Labor Day Race
BANGOR — Bangor Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for the 52nd annual Labor Day 5-mile Road Race. The race will be held Monday, Sept. 1, and starts and finishes at Bangor Rec. Race day registration will take place 7:45-8:45 a.m. Race start time is 9 a.m. Entry fee is $20. The first 100 participants to register will receive a commemorative road race T-shirt.The race is open to those of all ages. Register online at BangorParksandRec.com, by mail or stop by the Bangor Rec office.
The Robin Emery trophy will be awarded to the top female finisher, and the Bob Hillgrove trophy will be awarded to the top male finisher. The Ralph Thomas trophy will be awarded to the top male master finisher, and the Leona Clapper trophy will be awarded to the top female master finisher. The top three finishers in each age category also will receive a prize.
For information, to register or print a registration form, go to BangorParksandRec.com or
call at 992-4490.
BANGOR — The Bangor Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for its 2014 Fall Soccer Program. Teams will practice one day per week and play games Saturday mornings at the Union St. Athletic Complex. The program is open to children in kindergarten through grade six.
The fee is $35 Bangor residents, $45 others, with a $10 late fee for registrations after Tuesday, Sept. 9.
There will be a meet and greet Saturday, Sept. 13. Registration will not be accepted on that date.
Register at BangorParksandRec.com, or at 647 Main St. For information, call 992-4490.
Soccer coaches needed
BANGOR — The Bangor Parks and Recreation Department is seeking coaches for its youth Fall Soccer Program. Teams practice one day per week and play Saturday mornings. For information, call Tim at 992-4493 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New swimming club
ORONO — Black Bear Aquatics is a new USA Swimming club located at the University of Maine, Stanley Wallace Pool. The club provides and promotes technical swim development and competition training for all age levels.
For information, contact Head Coach Michael Sever at 401-439-1441 or email@example.com, or go to swimbba.com.
ORONO — Stillwater River races will be held Thursdays, Aug. 14 and 21, at the bridge near University Inn in Orono. Just-For-Fun Sprint will begin at 5 p.m., Youth-Only at 6:15 p.m. and Big Event at 6:30 p.m. The Big Event will include a two-mile recreational option, a war canoe team option or a competitive 4.5-mile MaCKRO championship race course option.
For information, go to MaCKRO.org and click RACES tab.
Country club open house
ORONO — The Penobscot Valley Country Club will celebrate its 90th season Friday, August 15, by hosting an open house celebration with golf, music, food and fireworks.
The fun will start at 5 p.m. with a nine-hole scramble. At 6:30 p.m., music, activities for children and golf skills challenges with prizes will get under way. A cash bar and summer barbecue will be available.
The fireworks display will be launched after dark from the 1st fairway.
Club members are encouraged to bring guests.
For information about cost and to RSVP, call the Pro Shop at 866-2423.