PRESQUE ISLE — The Northern Maine Board of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials will hold classes for prospective officials beginning Sept. 28, 7-9 p.m., at Presque Isle High School’s adult-education wing. There is a $40 fee for the 11-week course. For info, contact Harry Orser at 207-227-2122 or visit

HAMPDEN — Eastern Maine Board No. 111 of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials is offering a Prospective Officials Class for any individuals, 18 years of age or older, who are interested in becoming certified basketball officials. Residents in Hancock, Knox, Penobscot, Piscataquis and Waldo counties are eligible to take the class, which will be held 6-8:30 p.m. Sundays and Wednesdays, starting Sunday, Sept. 27, at Reed’s Brook Middle School, Room 164. A fee will cover all books, materials and testing. For information, contact Dave Ames, Board No. 111 Interpreter, at 789-5118 or e-mail at


BOSTON — Hundreds of environmental, sustainability, transportation and bicycling advocates will ride in the inaugural Climate Ride Northeast — Bar Harbor to Boston Thursday-Monday, Sept. 17-21, in a 320-mile bike-athon. Participants will raise awareness and funds for sustainability, cycling advocacy, active transportation and environmental causes. The event goal is to raise $400,000. All riders must raise a minimum of $2,800 by Sept. 11 in order to participate. Participants can enter the discount code climateride2015 for $25 off their registration fees. To register to ride or to support a cyclist or team, visit or call 406-552-0708.

SACO — Cycle for Sweetser, a community bike ride, will be held 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, on the Eastern Trail, which runs alongside Sweetser’s Saco campus, 50 Moody St., and makes for a perfect bike ride for families, community members, and biking enthusiasts. Participants can choose from three distances: 2 miles for children, 8 miles and 14 miles.


ISLAND FALLS — 50th Anniversary Field Day at Va Jo Wa GC, 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, individual stroke play event, net and gross winners in four classes, $20 for members, $30 for non-members, chicken barbecue dinner included in fee, for info call 207-463-2128 or email

NORTHPORT — Fourth Annual Hook and Ladder Classic, Saturday, Aug. 29, 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, at Northport Golf Course, $300 per team, includes 18 holes with cart and lunch; fundraiser to supply equipment for the Belmont Volunteer Fire Department; limited to the first 16 teams to register, for info, email:

BANGOR — The 27th annual Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament will be held Friday, Sept. 11, at Bangor Municipal Golf Course. Registration begins at 7 a.m., shotgun start at 8 a.m. Registration form is available online Camden National Bank Skills Packs containing a disk, “switch-a-tee” ticket and six-foot string will be available for $25 per player.

WINTER HARBOR — The 18th annual Schoodic Scramble charity golf event, Saturday, Sept. 12, at Grindstone Neck Golf Course. Golfers will play 18 holes with either a morning or afternoon tee time. Proceeds from the Schoodic Scramble benefit the Eleanor Widener Dixon Memorial Clinic in Gouldsboro, an outpatient family practice of Maine Coast Memorial Hospital. The fee of $75 includes 18 holes of golf, continental breakfast, lobster stew, ice cream sundaes, wine, cheese, tournament hat, hole-in-one opportunity as well as prizes. To register a team or for further information how to volunteer, call the Development Office at 664-5548 or register online at

ORRINGTON — Applebee’s Golf Tournament to benefit Special Olympics Maine, Sunday, Sept. 13, 7:30 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. start, four-person scramble, prepay discount $200 or $240 on day of tourney, fee includes 18 holes with cart, lunch and prizes. For info, contact Tracy Gran (307-9198) or Brian Richardson (907-5676).

OLD TOWN — The Old Town Rotary Club golf tournament, 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, Hidden Meadows Golf Course, four-person scramble. Team entry fee is $200 or $175 if paid by Thursday, Sept. 17. Individuals $50 or $45 if paid by Sept. 17. Registration forms available at the golf course,

Gossamer Press in Old Town, or can be obtained from any Old Town Rotarian; or day of tournament registration. Proceeds will benefit Sarah’s House, which is a hospitality house for patients at Eastern Maine Medical Center’s, and other Rotary charities.


HAMPDEN — Meet the 2015-2016 University of Maine’s Men’s Ice Hockey Team during The Friends of Maine Hockey’s annual LobsterFest, 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, at McLaughlin’s at the Marina, 100 Marina Road. The entire team will be in attendance and seated at various tables throughout the dining area to visit with guests. Social hour at 2 p.m. with a cash bar; dinner featuring Maine lobster and fixings and dessert at 3 p.m. Alternate meal of brisket is available.Cost is $60 per person. Reservation forms are available online at,, at the UMaine Hockey office and at McLaughlin’s. Sponsorships are available. Proceeds go to team. Questions, contact Cherie Damon, Friends of Maine Hockey president, at or 207-949-4745.

ORONO — Registration for all Maine Junior Black Bears youth hockey house divisions is now open. Programs are available for ages 4-18 and include Learn to Skate/Learn to Play in partnership with the University of Maine Hockey teams. Other age groups are Midgets, Bantams, Peewees, Squirts, and Mites. All teams are co-ed and girls can cross-roster for U-12 all-girls team. Games and practices are early evenings and on weekends at all three area rinks. Visit for information and registration links.

BREWER — Brewer Youth hockey is accepting registrations for its Learn to Skate/Learn to Play Hockey sessions. There will be two, 12-week sessions this season. Participants can sign up for one session or both. Sessions will be held at 12:40 p.m. Sundays, beginning Oct. 25, at the Penobscot Ice Arena, 90 Acme Road. The cost will be $75 per session. The second session starts in January. Rental Loaner Gear and financial assistance is available. You can register online at Registration is also open for all other programs and teams. For more information contact Kevin Nilsson at or Kevin Audibert at


HAMPDEN — Warren Bishop Memorial Run, Saturday, Aug. 29, 3.1 miles on the new Reeds Brook Trials or 1.5-mile Fun Run/Walk , 9 a.m. start, registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the new Hampden Academy, registration forms available at Hampden Academy or online at, for more information call Dick Balentine 862-4562.

BANGOR — 53rd Annual Labor Day 5 Mile Road Race, Monday, Sept. 7, 7:45-8:45 a.m. race-day registration at Bangor Parks and Rec. Center; race starts at 9 a.m., $20 entry fee; preregistration forms at Bangor Parks and Rec. or register online at

NEWPORT — The Newport Cultural Center will hold a 5K Run/Walk and a 1-mile Fun Run on Saturday, Sept. 12. The 5K Race/Walk and 1-mile Fun Run will follow a gentle, shaded course through the neighborhoods near Lake Sebasticook. The preregistration fee is $15. Race day registration is $20. Race-day registration will take place 8-9 a.m. The Fun Run will begin at 9 a.m. and the 5K race at 9:30 a.m. Prizes will be offered to the fastest boy and girl in the Fun Run. There will be prizes awarded to the fastest male and female participants in the walk/run. Pick up your registration at the Newport Cultural Center or visit: or email at

STOCKTON SPRINGS — Run For Your LIfe 5K/10K, Saturday, Sept. 19, race-day registration 7:30 a.m. at Stockton Springs Town Dock, Cape Jellison Road, $20 entry by Sept. 7, $25 on race day, race applications available at Stockton Springs Town Office or, race is a fundraiser for Stockton Springs Ambulance Equipment Fund, for info, email

BANGOR –Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K, 10 a.m. start Sunday, Sept. 20, at Bangor waterfront, register online at or call 922-3303, registration opportunities at a Broadway Shopping Center Store Sept. 11-12, 17-19, and race morning registration at the waterfront 7:30-9:30 a.m.

DIXMONT — The 9th annual Gary S. Crocker Memorial 5K Run/Walk will be held Sunday, Aug. 30, at Cottrell Road, to benefit the Dixmont Scholarship Society. Registration at 8 a.m., race at 9 a.m. Rain or shine. Prize monies to top three male and female runners. $10 for adults includes T-shirt; $3 for children 12 and younger. For information, contact Don Pendleton 234-2243.

SEARS ISLAND — The third annual Viking 5K Race/Walk for Education will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, on Sears Island.Medals to the Top male and female finishers as well as awards for the top three places, male and female, in all age groups. The “zero vehicular traffic” race is on conservation land and is a loop that combines a wide, paved avenue with packed gravel. Race starts at 11 a.m. sharp. Packet pickup available 10-10:50 a.m. Parking is along the Sears Island Road leading up to the causeway. Parking attendants will assist you. Register at All proceeds of the race go to: Together in Education.


BANGOR — The Bangor Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for its 2015 fall soccer program for children with divisions for: kindergarten-grade one; grades 2-3; and grades 4-6. All groups are separated by gender. Teams will practice one day per week and play games Saturday mornings at the Union Street Athletic Complex. The fee is $35 for Bangor residents and $45 for nonresidents, with a $10 late fee for registrations after Sept. 9. There will be a meet and greet Sept. 12. No registrations will be accepted on this date. Register online at or at 647 Main St. For information, call 992-4490. Coaches are needed for the youth fall soccer program. Contact Tim at 992-4493 or by email at if interested.