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BRADLEY — Spring Runs 5K Cross Country Race, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 20. The Maine Forest and Logging Museum (aka Leonard’s Mills), located off Rt. 178, 1 1/4 miles down the Government Road. Contact


AUGUSTA — Augusta/South China Junior Legion Baseball sign-ups and tryouts will be held 9 a.m. Saturday, May 20, at Hodgkins Field. Another tryout will be at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 28, at Erskine Academy Field in South China. Interested players must attend and should bring a copy of their birth certificate. Call Jim Wallace at 370-5654 for information.

HAMPDEN — Hampden/Hermon American Legion baseball tryouts for players from Hampden Academy, Hermon High School, Nokomis High School, or any players who played on last year’s Senior Legion team; Junior League, ages 13-17, and Senior Legion, ages 15-19, (19-year-old graduates must have played Senior Legion the previous season). Tryouts 10 a.m.-noon for Junior Legion; noon-2 p.m. for RH Foster Senior Legion, Sunday, May 21, and Sunday, June 4 for Senior Legion second session, at Bordick Park. Contact Rob Spreng at 217-2223 for Senior Legion; and Peter Buzzini at 318-3772 for Junior League.


GREENVILLE — RESULTS Basketball of Maine clinics, June 26-28, at Greenville High School, 9 a.m. to noon, boys and girls entering grades 2-8, $75 per player; offering accessible, affordable basketball instruction, co-directors Matt MacKenzie and Mark Baxter; emphasis on building fundamental skills, free T-shirt, limited to 40 campers per session; Preregister by email at or find forms online at

WINTERPORT — RESULTS Basketball of Maine clinics, June 26-30, at Wagner Middle School, 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m., boys and girls entering pre-K to 2, $60 per player, 4 p.m.-6 p.m., boys and girls entering grades 3-56, $80 per player; offering accessible, affordable basketball instruction, co-directors Matt MacKenzie and Mark Baxter; emphasis on building fundamental skills, free T-shirt, limited to 40 campers per session; Preregister by email at or find forms online at

GLENBURN — RESULTS Basketball of Maine clinics, July 10-14 at Glenburn Elementary School, 9 a.m. to noon for boys and girls entering grades 2-8, $130 per player; offering accessible, affordable basketball instruction, co-directors Matt MacKenzie and Mark Baxter; emphasis on building fundamental skills, free T-shirt, limited to 40 campers per session; Preregister at or find forms online at

MACHIAS — Summer basketball camps June 26-29 for girls kindergarten-grade 12 and July 10-13 for boys kindergarten-grade 12, University of Maine at Machias. Staff consists of UMM coaches and players. Cost is $150. Register online at . Call Troy Alley @ 255-1387 with any questions.

FORT FAIRFIELD — 12th annual Girls “County” Basketball Shootout, Friday and Saturday, June 30 and July 1. Limited to first 16 high school girls teams that register (Class C-D teams only). Each team will play a minimum of four games and a maximum of six games. Entry fee is $150, which helps cover the cost of board officials and awards. Teams will be notified of the schedule a week in advance. Teams desiring to stay overnight can contact the Presque Isle Inn & Convention Center at 764-3321 or the Budget Traveler 769-0111 for team rates. Other accommodations such as tenting can be worked out as well. Contact Larry Gardner 551-5001 (cell).


SEBEC — 11th annual Three Rivers Kiwanis Sebec River Canoe and Kayak Race, Saturday, May 20, with registration 8:30-9:45 a.m. at Sebec Reading Room. Paddlers compete in nine racing and recreational classes for canoes and kayaks, including single kayaks and single canoes for men or women, two-man and two-woman canoes, mixed doubles (man and woman) canoes, and the Junior/Senior Challenge. Other MACKRO classes include Class I Racing Kayak, Class II Recreational Kayak, Class III Racing Canoe, and Class IV Recreational Canoe plus a special Kiwanis/Key Club Class. A race T-shirt and canoe decal comes with the $20 adult registration fee and the $15 youth registration fee. Race participants under the age of 18 must be registered by an adult. All paddlers must have personal flotation devices. All kayakers must wear an approved helmet. Some experience with your boat in rapids is advised, since there are areas of Class II whitewater as well as flat water. The Milo Fire Department River Rescue team will be on the river along the course. Race orientation begins after registrations are closed, shortly after 10 a.m. Shotgun start after the race orientation. Top three finishers in each class receive their awards at the finish line at the Sebec River Public Landing in Milo. A shuttle service will be available. Free lunch for all paddlers and their families in the gazebo at the end of the race. For details or to become a sponsor contact the Race Chairman Bobby Ellison at 943-2317. Benefits Kiwanis charities.


ORONO — The University of Maine football team is offering four camps, presented by Dunkin’ Donuts, during the summer of 2017. Black Bears will host two overnight camps at Alfond Stadium. Overnight high school camp for grades 9-12, helmets and shoulder pads, June 23-25; Overnight youth camp, grades 4-8, no helmets or shoulder pads, June 26-28; two, one-day camps: Big Man Academy, grades 9-12, on July 28, and Skills Camp, grades 9-12, on July 29, at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland. Registration open. Camps fill quickly. Contact assistant coach Mike Ryan at or 581-1091

BANGOR — Husson University’s second annual Gabby Price Youth Football Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., July 18-20. The camp will provide each participant with instruction in throwing, catching, kicking, blocking and non-contact form tackling. The Youth Football Camp is a non-contact camp designed for participants entering grades 3-8. The fee is $115. Instruction from the two-time Eastern Collegiate Football Conference Champion Husson University football coaching staff, lunch in the dining commons each day, a camp T-shirt and daily pool access. Contact assistant head football coach Nat Clark at 941-7029 or clarkna@husson.ed


OLD TOWN — The fourth annual Ernest H. Philbrick Memorial Golf Tournament will be a four-player team scramble or best-ball tournament, starts 8 a.m. Saturday, May 20, at Hidden Meadows Golf Course, 240 West Old Town Road. Per-team cost is $220, reduced to $200 if paid by May 13, with checks payable to Highview Christian Academy. Entry fee includes lunch, 18 holes with a cart and a bucket of range balls.There is a hole-in-one contest with a prize of an $8,000 Caribbean Cruise. For information or to sponsor a hole, call Mike Rowe at 355-5457. Registration form can be found at or by calling Rowe. All proceeds benefit the Ernest H. Philbrick Scholarship Fund.

FORT FAIRFIELD — The 20th annual Fort Fairfield Athletic Boosters Club Memorial Day Golf Scramble will be held Saturday, May 27, ​at Aroostook Valley Country Club, 399 Russell Road. Four-person scramble with noon (U.S. time) shotgun start. Registration 11-11:45 a.m. Field limited to 40 teams. Entry fee is $65 per person and includes a steak or chicken barbecue. More than $5,000 in prizes to top 10 net teams and top four gross teams. Golfers will have a chance to win a 2017 Honda Civic for a hole-in-one, and a $10,000 cash hole-in-one. Contact Larry Gardner at 551-5001 or email for information.

BAR HARBOR — Stanley Scooters and Darling’s are each sponsoring a hole-in-one contest at the 24th annual David R. Harding Memorial Golf Tournament with a noon shotgun start on June 6, at Kebo Valley Golf Club in Bar Harbor. Rain date is June 14. This year the hole-in-one prizes will be a 2017 Buick Encore from Darling’s and a new Vespa Scooter from Stanley Scooters. This is a scramble format tournament (18 holes), and is open to men and women. Registration is $90 per person and includes golf cart, gifts, evening barbecue and prizes. To register your team go to or call Cathy Planchart at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust 667-0660 ext. 14655. The proceeds from this year’s charity tournament will go to the Acadia Family Center in Southwest Harbor.

OAKLAND — 15th annual Golf Fore a Cause tournament will be held Monday, June 12, at Waterville Country Club, 39 Country Club Road, to benefit all Spectrum Generations programs and services. Check-in 9 a.m., tee time 10 a.m. Includes 18 holes with cart, gift bags, awards barbecue; contests for long drive, accurate drive, putting and the chance to win a car sponsored by Central Maine Motors Auto Group for a hole-in-one. Sign up for the tournament at or by contacting Amanda Loubier at or 620-1677.

BETHEL — 28th annual Bethel Area Chamber Golf Classic, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, June 19, Bethel Inn Resort, 29 Broad St. Four-person scramble, awards for first and second gross, low net and mixed teams. Prizes for hole-in-one, closest to the pin, longest drive and putting. Preregistration required. Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce 824-2282.

BANGOR — Professional Golf Association professionals in the Greater Bangor area are offering PGA Junior League Golf, a fun and social opportunity that gives boys and girls, ages 13 and under, of all abilities the opportunity to learn, play and enjoy golf. Facilities hosting PGA Junior League Golf including Bangor Municipal Golf Course and J.W. Parks Golf Course in Pittsfield. Parents can visit, click “Find a Team” or “Sign Up,” search by the facility names or by ZIP code and register for the team of their choice.

BELGRADE — The University of Maine athletics department will host its inaugural Alfond Classic Golf Tournament, presented by Maine Savings, Friday, Aug. 4, at Belgrade Lakes Golf Club. Various activities, a chance to meet coaches and staff, and play one of Maine’s premier golf courses. The morning flight commences with 7:30 a.m. registration followed by an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Afternoon flight registration begins at 12:30 p.m. with a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start. To register a team online,visit or email at or at 581-1130. All proceeds will directly benefit University of Maine athletics.

BREWER — Brewer Parks & Recreation Department, in cooperation with Pine Hill Golf Club, is offering golf lessons for women, 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning June 8. Group lesson format is designed for players of all levels and will include fundamentals for the beginning player, as well as tips for the more experienced golfer. Fee for the four-week program is $55 for Brewer residents and $70 for non-residents. PGA Professional Mark Hall will be the instructor. Space is limited. Contact the Brewer Parks & Recreation Department at 989-5199 or registering online at

PRESQUE ISLE — The Aroostook “House of Comfort” will host its fifth annual charity Golf Classic on Saturday, June 17, at Presque Isle Country Club, 35 Parkhurst Siding Road. The 18-hole, four-person scramble kicks off with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Registration and check-in is 7:30-8:30 a.m. Entry fee is $60 and includes light breakfast of muffins and coffee, soda and hot dogs on the course, and refreshments after the round. A $20,000 prize will be awarded for a hole-in-one on the eighth hole. Raffle and many door prizes. For information or to sponsor a hole, call Rick Duncan at 207-768-0201. Registration and sponsor forms can be found at All proceeds go to toward the construction and operation of a palliative and hospice care home in Aroostook County. To take a Virtual Tour of the ‘House of Comfort’ please go to our website or Facebook page.


BREWER — Penobscot Ice Arena in Brewer is running numerous programs, leagues, camps and clinics for both youth and adults throughout the spring and summer months. For a complete list and information on these programs please visit or E-mail: .


HERMON — Monster Jam scheduled 7 p.m. Friday, June 2; 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, June 3, pit party 10:30 a.m.-noon; and 1 p.m. Sunday, June 4, pit party 10:30 a.m.-noon, at Speedway 95, 1070 Odlin Road. Tickets $20, $10 for kids, at Speedway 95,, or by calling 800-745-3000. Competitors will include: Grave Digger, Northern Nightmare, MM Dalmatian, Dragon, Razin Kane, Jester, Stringer and Master of Disaster.


PROSPECT HARBOR — The Acadian Community Women’s Club’s Moms on the Run 5K race to raise money for its scholarship funds will be held 9 a.m. Sunday, May 14, starting from Peninsula Grammar School, 71 Main St. Race is open to runners and walkers. Race-day registration 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the Peninsula Grammar School. One-mile fun run at 8:30 a.m. The 5K starts at 9 a.m. and follows a route through Prospect Harbor. Call 963-2036 for information.

BRADLEY — Second annual Blackman Stream Alewife Cross Country Race beginning at 8:30 a.m. starts off the Spring Run event Saturday, May 20, at Maine Forest and Logging Museum, 54 Government Road. Sawmills will be running and there will be lots of action at the stream, with thousands of alewives and activities for the kids. Smoked fish, too. Download a race form from the website and mail it to the office: . Questions can be directed to Sherry Davis, executive firector, 974-6278.

EAST MACHIAS — Fifth annual Smolt Bolt and Bloater Bash, registration 8 a.m. and road race starts 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20, with registration at or Downeast Salmon Federation, 13 Willow St. $15 pre-registration, $20 at event. After the race the spring alewife run will be celebrated with a Bloater Bash. Tours of Downeast Salmon Federation’s Peter Gray Hatchery throughout the day. Sign up in person at facilities in East Machias or Columbia Falls, or at Contact Tracy Shaw, Downeast Salmon Federation 483-4336; .

CASTINE — The Town of Castine will hold the Baron’s 5K Run 8-10 a.m. as part of its multi-day Bastille Day Celebration on July 15. Registration opens at 8 a.m., the race begins at 9 a.m. Race information at


BANGOR — Central Maine Derby to hold its 2017 spring season opener as Northwood Knockouts take on Aroostook Roller Derby’s BiohazARDs, 3-5 p.m. Saturday, May 27, Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main St. Games are family friendly and kids 12 and under are admitted free. Doors open 2 p.m. Tickets $10 presale, $12 at door, free for kids 12 and under, military, veterans, first responders, and seniors at the door with identification. Advance tickets available soon from CMD members, Cross Insurance Center Box Office, or via Ticketmaster. Call 659-3383 or visit


FARMINGTON — University of Maine at Farmington 2017 Summer Soccer Camp, June 20-24. Co-ed, half-day and full-day camps. To register, visit Call 778-7147 for information.


HERMON — Hermon High School JROTC is hosting its annual service learning project. A slow-pitch softball tournament, “Hitting for Hope,” will be held May 20 at 9 a.m. at the Hermon Elementary School fields. Each team must consist of 9-12 players and play in honor of a charity. All proceeds will go toward the winning team’s chosen charity. Registration is $60. Registration can be completed online through a link on the Hermon High School Army JROTC facebook page. For information call 207-848-4000, ext. 1141.

BREWER — Brewer Parks & Recreation Department is accepting team rosters for its co-ed adult softball league. League maximum is eight teams. Games are played Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at Doyle Field. For further details, call 989-5199.

BANGOR — Team Mimi will hold sixth annual softball tournament beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 20, at Union Street Athletic Complex in Bangor. All proceeds will benefit EMMC’s Champion the Cure Challenge, which raises money for local cancer research. Team Mimi was established in 2010 by then 10-year-old Tommy Hosmer who lost his “Mimi” to ovarian cancer. To date Tommy has raised more than $35,000. Fourteen teams signed up to play, concessions, bounce house, dunk tank, with local TV station celebrities, and raffle tickets for some great prizes including, a kayak, New England Patriots tickets, Red Sox tickets, 100 gallons of home heating oil, Waterfront Concert tickets, gift cards from many local area businesses and more. For information, visit Team Mimi’s Annual Softball Tournament on Facebook or .


GARDINER — Special Olympics Maine will offer its first Central Maine Young Athletes Festival for children ages 2½-10 who have intellectual disabilities or autism, 9-11 a.m., Friday, May 19, at Gardiner Area High School, 40 West Hill Road. It will be conducted by Special Olympics Maine and high school students and educators from the area, and is free to participants. Young Athletes is an introduction to the sports offered by Special Olympics. Participants will learn about catching, balance, striking, kicking, jumping, throwing and more. Gardiner High School students will run the children through a variety of fun, sports skills stations. The children will have a chance to enjoy parachute time, bubbles, face painting, a snack, music and more. Each participating child will receive a T-shirt, Cinch Sack, and a medal at the end. Special Olympics started Young Athletes programs in Maine five years ago and hopes to expand this free program into all Maine communities. A similar event will be held 9-11 a.m. Friday, May 12, in Southern Maine at Frank Harrison Middle School in Yarmouth.


BETHEL — 26th annual Maine State Sprint Triathlon 8-11 a.m. Saturday, July 15, with a 750-meter swim at Songo Pond, 24K bike on scenic country roads, and a 5.8K cross-country run, starting at the Bethel Inn Lake House. Teams or individuals. Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce, 824-2282,

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