OLD TOWN — The Maine Sting will hold baseball tryouts as follows: 10U/12U, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Sept. 8, and Sunday, Sept. 9, at Old Town Recreation Center, 342 Bennoch Road; 13U/14U, 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 8 and 15, at Dr. Lewis S. Libby School, 13 School St. A link to the registration form can be found on Maine Sting Athletics Facebook page.
ELLSWORTH — The Woodlawn Croquet Mini Lobster Tournament, Sept. 6-9, is open to all USCA members and is a 6 Wicket Singles USCA sanctioned tournament; play will center on the full-sized court next to the Historic Black House on the Grounds of the 180-acre Woodlawn Museum in Ellsworth; other courts being used are the Tapley Cove Court in Brooksville, the Sorrento VIA Court in Sorrento, and the Hinckley Court in Southwest Harbor; courts open for practice on Wednesday, Sept. 5. The opening reception and dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on Sept. 5, at the Woodlawn Museum Sleigh Barn; tournament play commences on Sept. 6 and ends on Sept. 9. Spectators welcome, more information at woodlawnmuseum.com
SCARBOROUGH — Women in Family Business nine-hole golf scramble with men, part of the Wine & Nine series, 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Nonesuch River Golf Club, 304 Gorham Road. Women’s Wine and Nine program members play free. Others pay $35, which includes golf, cart and a beverage. To register visit https://instituteforfamilyownedbusiness.wildapricot.org under events.
SOUTH PORTLAND — The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine’s 13th annual golf tournament and silent auction fundraiser, Sept. 24, at Sable Oaks Golf Course, 505 Country Club Drive; 18 holes, scramble format, 1 p.m. shotgun start; buffet lunch at noon, barbecue dinner reception (when the teams have finished) at approximately 5:30 p.m. with a silent auction and awards. Fees are $175 per person, $580 per foursome, and includes golf cart, lunch, snacks, barbecue dinner and souvenir; dinner reception only, $30 adults, $15 children. Proceeds benefit the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine’s interactive exhibits, educational programs and theatrical productions. For information, visit https://kitetails.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/GolfTournament2018/tabid/979527/Default.aspx.
BREWER — Registration is open for Brewer Youth Hockey’s Bruins Academy program, for all new players and players ages 4-9 who participated in Learn to Skate or Learn to Play last season. Players who played on a team, such as Mini Mites, or participated in Bruins Academy last year, are not eligible. Spots are limited; $100 includes full set of equipment to keep and four on-ice sessions with Brewer Youth Hockey coaches. Children who do not know how to skate will be taught. Visit https://learntoplay.nhl.com/bruins .
BREWER — Brewer Youth Hockey is accepting registrations for its Learn to Skate and Learn to Play Hockey sessions at Penobscot Ice Arena, 90 Acme Road. There will be two 12-week sessions and participants can sign up for one session or both. Sessions will be held at 12:40 p.m. starting Oct. 28 and cost $75 each. Three-year-olds skate for $33. The second session starts in mid-January. Registration is open for all other teams including Mites, Squirts, Pee Wees, Girls U10-U12-U14, and Bantams, plus the new “Inferno Unified Girls Program.” Contact Kevin Nilsson at email@example.com, Paul Pangburn at Pangburn11@gmail.com or George Bishop at firstname.lastname@example.org. Rental gear and scholarship funds available. To register, go to: brewerhockey.org
GREATER BANGOR — Here is the open drop-in pickleball schedule for the Greater Bangor area at Armstrong Tennis Center (ATC), Newport Recreation Center (NRC), Skehan Recreation Center (SRC), Old Town-Orono YMCA (OTOY): Sundays 4-7 p.m., all levels; Mondays 9 a.m.-noon, all levels, (OTOY); noon-2 p.m., all levels (SRC); 6-8 p.m., all levels, (OTOY); Tuesdays 8:30-9 a.m., skills and drills (ATC), through July 3; 9 a.m.-noon, experienced (ATC), 5-8 p.m., all levels (ATC); 6-7:30 p.m., all levels (NRC); Wednesdays 9-11 a.m., beginner/intermediate (ATC); 9 a.m.-noon, all levels (OTOY); 9:15-10:45 a.m., all levels (SRC); 1-2:30 p.m., all levels (NRC); 5-8 p.m., experienced (ATC); Thursdays 8:30-9 a.m., skills and drills (ATC); 9 a.m.-noon, experienced (ATC); 6-8:30 p.m., beginner/intermediate (ATC); Fridays 9-11 a.m., beginner/intermediate (ATC), 9 a.m.-noon, all levels (OTOY); 9:15-10:45 a.m., all levels (SRC); Saturdays 9 a.m.-noon, all levels (ATC).
MADISON — Double B Equine Horse Rescue’s Run for the Horses 5K, and 1K for kids, 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 3, at Hight Chrysler Dodge, 507 Lakewood Road. Fee $15 in advance, $20 after Sept. 1, $5 for participants under age 10. T-shirts for first 150 entrants, giveaways; awards to top three males/females overall, age groups and physically challenged. Participants who raise $50 or more by Sept. 1 will have their entry fee refunded. Walkers and pets welcome. Registration: runsignup.com/Race/ME/Madison/RunForHorses5K . Questions, email email@example.com.
BANGOR — Annual Bangor Labor Day 5-Mile Road Race, 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 3, starting and ending at Bangor Parks and Recreation Center, 647 Main St. Race-day registration 7:45-8:45 a.m., $25. First 100 pre-registered by Aug. 13 receive commemorative T-shirt. Register online at www.BangorParksandRec.com or visit the office. Male and female age divisions, trophies and prizes; call 992-4490.
BREWER— Pedal the Penobscot, 6:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, 5 South Main Street, rain or shine. The ride offers five distance options. Register at bikereg.com. All ages and abilities welcome. Registrants receive an annual membership to Bangor Land Trust and are entered in a raffle for prizes. The first 150 to register receive a t-shirt. The finish celebration will be at High Tide Restaurant, 5 South Main Street. Rest stops, sweeps and sag wagons are available. Riders must wear helmets and obey traffic laws. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
PITTSFIELD — Nolan’s H.E.R.O Foundation 4th Annual 5K Run and 3.13 K Walk, Saturday, Sept. 15, Maine Central Institute Football Field, 295 Main St. Nolan’s H.E.R.O. Foundation is a non-profit organization formed to carry on the mission of Nolan Berthelette, a Pittsfield youth, who suffered a fatal brain aneurysm at the age of 14. The day starts at 10 a.m. with registration ($20 per person entry fee), family gatherings, corporate tents, a 50/50 raffle and music by April McAlpine. The timed 5K Run will begin at 1 p.m. with trophies and medals awarded to top runners in multiple age groups. The 3.13K Walk will follow the run at 1:10 p.m. For more information, visit nolansherofoundation.org.
STOCKTON SPRINGS — Ambulance Run for Your Life 5K and 12K, Saturday, Sept. 15, Stockton Springs Town Office, 217 Main St. All proceeds benefit Stockton Springs Ambulance’s equipment fund. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m., races at 9 a.m. Forms available at sub5.com and at the town office. Call Chas Hare at 567-3404.
SURRY — Blue Hill Heritage Trust’s 1st Surry Forest 5K/10K Trail Race, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, Surry Forest, Chestnut Lane, off Toddy Pond Road. Racing on dirt roads. Kids 1-mile fun run. Start times vary, but runners should be prepared to be at the starting line at 11 a.m. Online preregistration, which closes Sept. 7, is $25-35 for adults and includes lunch. Race-day registration opens at 9 a.m. Walkers are welcome to register for the 5K and will start with the 10K runners. Families registering one or more runners/walkers can register additional children under 15 for $1 for the 1-mile fun run and 5K. For information or to pre-register online, visit bluehillheritagetrust.org. The race is part of Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series, six races hosted by organizations working to preserve Down East Maine’s natural environment. www.downeastconservationraces.org.
BANGOR — Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maine second annual Walk, Run, Roll 5K, Sept. 22 at Husson University, College Circle. Water will be provided; snacks and refreshments available. Register www.rmhcmaine.org Registration and packet pick-up starts at 7:30 a.m. at the Gracie Theatre. Kids Fun Run stats at 8:30 a.m. followed 5K runners at 9 a.m. and walkers at 9:20 a.m. Registration is $25, $30 on race day. Kids Fun Run $10 and walkers are free. Contact Seth Poplaski Community Relations Manager at 207-942-9003 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BLUE HILL — Run to Breathe the Salty Sea 5K, Walk & Fun Run to support Christy Jordan Ryan’s double lung transplant, Sept. 29 at the Blue Hill Fairgrounds; registration opens at 2:30 p.m., walk begins 3:30 p.m., Fun Run begins 3:45 p.m. and 5K starts at 4 p.m.; 5K preregistration $20; day of event $25; Walk/Fun Run (1.5 miles) $15; Salty Sea Character costume contest; a lobster feed will follow at $15 per lobster or $8 for hamburgers/hot dogs, includes salad, corn on the cob, chips and drink. It is not required to participate in the run/walk to eat.