ORONO — The Eastern Maine Baseball Umpires Association will hold a free umpiring clinic, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., on Jan. 15, 2017, at University of Maine’s Mahaney Dome. The daylong clinic is for high school umpires, people interested in umpiring high school baseball or those seeking training in game situations. The clinic is co-sponsored by the UMaine baseball team. For information, go to embua.me
ORONO — Maine Saturday Night Hitting Clinics for youth in grades 8 and under, 4:30-6 p.m., and for high school players, 6-7:30 p.m., at University of Maine. The clinic is designed to help create bat speed and better swing mechanics. There are two sessions because of Christmas break. Session I is $100 and will be held Dec. 3-17; Session II is $150 runs Jan. 7-Feb. 4. Video analysis and an extra night of hitting on Tuesdays are available. For information, visit http://www.totalcamps.com/MAINEBASEBALL or contact Nick Derba at 581-1097 or by email at Nicholas.Derba@maine.edu .
BANGOR — Bangor Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for its four-week 2015-2016 kindergarten and first grade instructional basketball program. The program will be Dec. 10-Jan. 14, with no program on Dec. 24 and 31. Kindergarten at 8 a.m. and first grade at 9 a.m. Fee $25 for residents; $35 for nonresidents. Register at www.BangorParksandRec.com or visit the Bangor Parks and Recreation Center, 647 Main St. Call 992-4490 with questions.
BANGOR — Bangor Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for its 2016-2017 Youth Basketball Program, open to all children in grades two-three and four-six,with separate boys and girls leagues. Teams will practice one evening per week and play their games on Saturdays, starting the week of Dec. 17, with a meet and greet on Dec. 3. The fee is $35 for residents and $45 for nonresidents. Add $10 late fee after Nov. 30. To register go to www.BangorParksandRec.com or stop by the Bangor Parks and Recreation Center at 647 Main St. Call 992-4490 with questions.
OLD TOWN — Basic cheerleading program, kindergarten through fifth grade, practices 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays through Dec. 24, at Old Town-Orono YMCA, 472 Stillwater Ave. Cost is $100. Visit http://otoymca.org/ymca/online-registration to register if already a member; or call 827-9622 or stop by.
WATERVILLE — Maine Majestix indoor field hockey tryouts for U16 and U19 teams, and Indoor Skills Academy, will be held Nov. 20, at Alfond Youth Center, 126 North St. U16 tryouts 8:30-9:45 p.m. Nov. 20; U19 tryouts 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 20. Teams will have eight training session during the first two weeks of December, beginning Nov. 30, to prepare for the indoor qualifying session Dec. 17 and 18, at Brown University. Teams also will attend a pre-qualifier prep tournament on Dec. 11, at American International College. Visit the calendar at www.mainemajestixfh.com for details.For information, email Amy Bernatchez at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 314-2353. U12 and U14 tryouts will be held Saturday mornings, Dec. 10 and 17, at Thomas College.
ORONO — The Maine Junior Black Bears youth hockey organization is accepting Tier IV and Instructional registrations for the 2016-2017 season. Visit www.mainejrblackbears.com to sign up.
BRUNSWICK — Midcoast Youth Hockey will offer Learn to Play Hockey program free to first-time skaters, who will skate 20 times at Bowdoin’s Watson Arena, usually on Sundays, under the supervision of the MCYH coaching staff. There also will be a co-ed team for 13- and 14-year-olds, which will compete in the Maine Tier 4 “house” league. There also is a travel team for peewees. Both peewees and squirts now have the opportunity to compete in Maine’s “house” league and in the more competitive travel league. The Learn to Play season runs from Nov. 6 to early March. Children age 4 and older are eligible. Registration, and more information, is available through www.midcoasthockey.org
BANGOR — Women’s ice hockey Stick and Puck will be held 8:40-9:40 p.m. Sundays, at Sawyer Arena, 107 13th St. Players ages 15 to 50-plus and all skill levels are welcome. Full equipment is recommended: helmet with cage, gloves, and stick mandatory. Some extra equipment available, so call Chris Henderson at 862-5506 for information.
BANGOR — Bangor Parks and Recreation Department and Sawyer Arena will offer Learn to Skate USA on Sunday Evenings. Participants will be grouped by ability and progress at their own pace. Each class is 30 minutes long with 60 minutes of optional practice time. Session 1 will be held Nov. 13-Dec. 18. Fees are $95 for Bangor residents and $100 for nonresidents. Go to www.BangorParksandRec.com or call 992-4490 for information.
ROCKPORT — The annual Camden Hills Ski Sale and Swap will be held 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, and 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at Camden Hills Regional High School, Route 90. Drop off your used gear to sell 3-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at the high school. Then pick up your check or whatever has not sold noon-1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20. Ski team members and coaches will help you price your equipment and get it logged in. You set the price for your used equipment and the ski team keeps 25 percent to help fund their racing season. For information, call Richard at 542-7571.
BANGOR — The Greater Bangor Women’s Ski and Snowboard Club annual signup night and fundraiser will take place 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Ski Rack Sports on 24 Longview Drive near the Bangor Mall. The club offers a program of skiing or boarding for the winter season, with great discounts on ski lift tickets, ski or board rentals, clinics and more. During the evening there will be a silent auction fundraiser open to those who commit to a program that night. For information on the Greater Bangor Women’s Ski and Snowboard Club and how you can join, contact email@example.com or find them on Facebook.
BANGOR — Bangor Parks and Recreation Department and Sawyer Arena will offer Learn to Skate USA Sunday evenings. Participants will be grouped by ability and progress at their own pace. Each class is 30 minutes long with 60 minutes of optional practice time. Session 1 will be Sundays, Nov. 13-Dec. 18. Fees are $95 for Bangor residents and $100 for non-residents. Go to www.BangorParksandRec.com or call 992-4490 for information.
BREWER — Seacoast United Blackbear Premier Soccer Club invites youth soccer players born between 1998 and 2008 to attend open tryouts at the Seacoast United Sports Complex, 510 Wilson St. Tryouts will be held for boys and girls who are interested in playing for winter and/or spring Premier teams. Tryouts for players born between 2003 and 2008 took place Sunday, Nov. 13. Tryouts for players born between 1998 and 2002 will take place Sunday, Nov. 20. Specific tryout schedules and registration information can be found at: www.seacoastunitedblackbear.com. For additional information, contact Club Director Branden Noltkamper at: 922-1014 or at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ORONO — The University of Maine softball winter clinics will be offered every Sunday from Jan. 22 through Feb 26. The team will offer pitching and hitting sessions and all participants are invited to sign up for the skill session of their choice or both. Pitching sessions will be held 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and hitting sessions will be held 12:45-1:45 p.m. All sessions will be held in the Mahaney Dome on the University of Maine campus with UMaine softball staff and players conducting the programs. Ages 9 through high school seniors are invited to attend. Players will be divided by age and skill level. Space is limited. To sign up for these clinics, please visit this link. For information, contact assistant softball coach Jordan Fitzpatrick at 581-4509.
ORONO — Orono, Maine — The University of Maine softball team will conduct a softball clinic 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, in the Mahaney Dome. All proceeds from the clinic will go directly to support the Danni Kemp Cancer Support Fund. Kemp, a member of the Stony Brook softball team, who was recently diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. This clinic is open to all players between the ages of 9 and 18. Registration fee for the clinic is $50 and all money collected from the registration will be donated to the Danni Kemp GoFundMe account to help Kemp and her family. The Black Bears will auction off Mizuno gloves, sell T-shirts and having a bake sale to raise additional funds to donate straight to the Kemp Support Fund. For information, call Jordan Fitzpatrick at 581-4509 or email her at email@example.com
PORTLAND — Natural Resources Council of Maine’s ninth annual Polar Bear Dip & Dash will be held Saturday, Dec. 31, in Portland’s East End. A 5K “warm-up” run around Portland’s Back Cove trail will be held at 11 a.m., with registration beginning at 9 a.m. at the Back Cove parking lot across from Hannaford. The Polar Bear Dip will be held at noon, with registration at 11 a.m. A shuttle will return participants to Back Cove parking lot after the dip. Prizes from local businesses for 5K winners by age class, and also for best costume, and top fundraisers.