BANGOR — The Bangor Comrades American Legion team is sponsoring 2016 Spring Training Baseball Clinics on Sundays in March at Bangor High’s Red Barry Gym; events, sponsored by Bangor East and West Side Little Leagues, include Parent and Me “Learning the Game” Clinic, ages 5-8, 10-11:15 a.m., parent or guardian participates with player in fun drills; Little League “Playing Baseball Fast” Clinic, ages 9-12, noon to 1:30 p.m., stresses fundamentals of throwing, fielding, hitting and baserunning. Participants are responsible for bringing their own glove and a bat, if available. Parents are encouraged to participate in all clinics. Donations are welcome and will benefit the Comrades. Registration and gym entrance at Peakes Auditorium door .Questions or concerns contact David Morris at 992-6639 or at
HAMPDEN — The RH Foster American Legion Baseball organization will hold an informational meeting for interested players and families at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 6, at Hampden Academy cafeteria. The RH Foster American Legion Baseball team is composed of players ages 15-18 from Hampden Academy, Hermon High School and Nokomis High School in Newport. The commitment, opportunity and value of playing American Legion baseball will be explained. Contact Pete Huston at 318-8916 with questions.
MACHIAS — Registration for the Machias Little League season will be held 9-11 a.m. Saturday, March 5, and 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at the Rose M. Gaffney library, children between the ages of 4 and 12, who are interested in playing T-ball, baseball, or softball. $40 entry and a $100 cap per family. All payments are due at the time of registration. For children moving up into Majors, Little League will require a copy of the child’s birth certificate and three separate proofs of residency. The documents must include the child’s physical address (not PO Box) and must fall within the date range of Feb. 1, 2015-Jan. 31, 2016. Examples of acceptable forms include: a driver’s license, a utility bill, a bank statement, a vehicle’s registration, or a property tax bill. For more info contact MALL at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.facebook.com/MachiasAreaLittleLeague.
BREWER — Sluggers Baseball and Softball Training Facility is offering daily and weekly clinics and lessons to help athletes prepare for the spring sports season. All clinics are $20 per session. For more information contact Tim Bush at 207-951-2250 or email@example.com.
BAILEYVILLE — DownEast Credit Union Basketball Tournaments will be held for boys through eighth grade March 19-20, and for girls through eighth grade April 2-3, at Woodland High School. Cost is $120 per team. Certified International Association of Approved Basketball Officials, concession stand, T-shirts, hot shot competition. For information, contact Woodland Recreation Department director Michael Boies at firstname.lastname@example.org; 427-6205 or 214-8784.
SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Registration is open for the 24th annual Great Harbor Shoot-Out postseason basketball tournament, which benefits Harbor House Community Service Center in Southwest Harbor. The tournament for junior high and high school students March 18-20, at gymnasiums on Mount Desert Island, Trenton and Ellsworth. Organizers are seeking sponsors as well as volunteers to sell tickets, run the clocks and sell concessions. Sponsorships may be mailed to Harbor House, P.O. Box 836, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679. For info, contact event director Diana Novella at 244-3713 or email@example.com .
CALAIS — The Calais Recreation Department invites teams to its 27th annual basketball tournaments at Calais High School. The schedule is: March 12-13, fifth- and sixth-grade boys; March 19-20, seventh- and eighth-grade girls; March 26-27, seventh- and eighth-grade boys; April 2-3, fifth- and sixth-grade girls. For information, call Craig Morrison at 454-2761 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BANGOR — The Main-E-Act Baton Twirling Team will undertake a 24-hour Twirl-A-Thon from 7 p.m. Friday, March 4, to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at Bangor Parks and Recreation to raise funds for team travel to a national competitive event in 2017, as well as to promote the sport of baton twirling. For information about the Central Maine Twirling Corps and to learn about the twirlers’ accomplishments or to make a donation, visit centralmainetwirling.com. The Main-E-Acts Baton Twirling Team was created in 2004 and is the travel component of the Central Maine Twirling Corps. The Twirl-A-Thon will include practicing for upcoming competitive events and guest hours during which parents and family, friends, program alumni and current Central Maine Twirling Corps recreational students will visit and twirl with team members to help keep them going.
FORT KENT — The Fort Kent Outdoor Center together with the US Biathlon Association will host the U.S. Biathlon and North American Biathlon Championships March 24-26, in Fort Kent. The event will include classes that will allow World Class Olympic athletes from the U.S. to compete against with the very best athletes from Canada, will give skiers as young as 13-14 years old an opportunity for some of their first competitions; and give Master skiers an opportunity to test their skills in skiing the same courses as the very best skiers that North America has to offer.The competition schedule is as follows: Official training, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 23; Zero, 1 p.m., and Sprint competition at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 24; Zero, 9 a.m., and Pursuit competition, 10 a.m. Friday, March 25; Zero, 8 a.m., and Mass Start competition, 9 a.m. Saturday, March 26. Volunteers for the range are needed for all three days of the event. Contact Carl Theriault, event coordinator, at email@example.com or 207-631-9589.
BANGOR — The 20th annual Maine State Junior High School/Elementary School Cheering Championships will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 5, at Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main St. Registration forms are available at calaismaine.org on the recreation page under departments or call Craig Morrison at 454-2761 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BREWER — PGA Pro Mark Hall will teach indoor golf lessons at noon beginning Thursdays, March 17-April 7, at Brewer Auditorium, 318 Wilson St., through Brewer Parks and Recreation. The lessons are designed for players of all levels. Registrations are being accepted at the main office of the Parks & Recreation Department, located in the Brewer Auditorium. Fee is $40 for residents and $50 for non-residents. Call 989-5199 for further details.
LEWISTON and BRUNSWICK — Midcoast Youth Hockey is gearing up for 2016-17 and expanding its travel and house offerings. Tryouts for next season will be at 5:30 p.m. for Squirt and 6:40 p.m. for Peewee travel teams, March 7 and 10, at the Colisee in Lewiston. Tryouts for Bantams will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, at Watson Arena on the Bowdoin College campus in Brunswick. Walk-ins will be allowed but pre-registration is strongly advised. Visit www.midcoasthockey.org for details and registration directions. Attendance at both tryout dates is expected.
WATERVILLE, Maine — Registration is open for Thomas College’s second annual Dirty Dog Mud Run, which will take place on April 17 on the campus. With 5K of mud, tire flips, wall climbing, cargo net climbing, and more mud, this event should prove to be fun for all with the focus on finishing. The run starts at 9 a.m. A kids’ obstacle course will take place at 11 a.m. Registration is $15 for alumni, $5 for children and $30 for community members until Feb. 1, then it will be $40. Registration online at thomas.edu/mudrun. For information contact Jim Delorie, director of Recreation and Intramural Programs, at 859-1183 or at email@example.com.
BREWER — Adult Co-ed Pick-up Pickleball, at the Brewer Auditorium, a sport enjoyed by players of all ages and skill levels, the auditorium gymnasium is being made available this winter on Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., $2 fee.
BANGOR — Eastern Maine Medical Center will offer a free, four-part educational series in preparation for the 2016 running/racing season: “Proper Footwear” with Ben Fletcher, 6 p.m. Thursday, March 10, Orono High School Cafeteria; “Overuse and Common Running Injuries” with EMMC Sports Health athletic trainers Crissy Mountain and Brianna Woodworth, 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, Ellsworth Middle School; “Proper Nutrition and Hydration” by Joanna Rosebush, health improvement manager, 6 p.m. Thursday, March 24, Old Town High School Library; and “Get Motivated and Stay Motivated Throughout Your Training” with Gary Allen, race director, 6 p.m. Thursday, March 31, Season’s Grille and Lounge, Bangor. Registration for March 31 required by March 22 by visiting sports.emmc.org, calling 974-7400, or firstname.lastname@example.org
BANGOR — The third annual Husson University Donut Run to raise money for the Husson track and field team to travel to South Carolina for its opening meet, will be held Sunday, April 10, at Newman gymnasium, Husson University. Two races will be offered: The Munchkin Mile for children 13 and under who will race 1 mile (9 a.m.) and receive Munchkins at the end, and the 2-mile Donut Run (9:30 a.m.) where racers run a mile, eat two donuts, and then run another mile. Race fee is $10. Race-day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Race fee is $10, high school and college students registered by Friday, April 8, $15 day of the race; $15 community members if registered by April 8, $20 day of the race. For information, email Kyle Lillie at email@example.com
UNITY — Central Maine Striders Inc. and Unity College have announced the 34th annual Unity College Spring 5K to be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 16, on the college campus. Race-walkers start at 9:15 a.m. This is one of the fastest, flattest, 3.1-mile races in the state. Edie Dubord holds the course record for women (16.25), while Peter Lessard (14.29) still sets the standard for men. The race averages approximately 80 runners per year. Entry fee is $10, pre-registration due by April 8. Register race morning starting at 8 a.m. For information or to pre-register, contact race director Gary Zane at 509-7241 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Showers and changing rooms will be available Join us after the race for breakfast in town. There will be age group awards and door prizes.
ORONO — The second annual Black Bear Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K will take place on June 5, on the University of Maine campus. Starts on the Beckett track with a run through the campus, along the river and through Orono and Old Town. You will pass the Old Town Canoe Company and return to campus via a paved bike path through the woods.The course will feature cheer stations, music and lots of water stops. Registration: https://racewire.com/register.php?id=5795
BETHEL — Registration is open for TRI-ME’s Pumpkin Harvest Half to be held at 8 a.m. Sept. 24, at Bethel. Registration fees increase as it gets closer to the race date. Awards for top three overall male and female runners, and for top three in each age group 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70-plus. Five water stops on the course, plus two restrooms and medical personnel. Changing facilities onsite. Party afterward hosted by Bethel Inn and Country Club’s Millbrook Tavern. Race route will be open to traffic. Information available at http://pumpkinharvesthalf.com/
BRUNSWICK — Tri-Maine swim clinics start in March at Greason Pool, Bowdoin College. Swim Clinic I, 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, and 10 a.m. Saturday, March 27; Clinic II, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, March 22 and April 12. Small group sessions, 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21. For additional information visit tri-maine.com
WATERVILLE — Third annual tennis clinics for grades 5-12 novice and serious players put on by Thomas College men’s coaches and players, 1:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at Thomas College, 180 West River Road. Cost is $60 per day or $110 for both. Call or text coach Fowler at 649-4852 for information or to sign up. Also go to thomasathletics.com, Inside Athletics, camps and clinics.
PORTLAND — Registration is open for the Polar Bear Triathlon/Duathlon on May 7, and Sebago Lake Tri Festival June 11-12, at Gorham Bike and Ski, 693 Congress St.