PRESQUE ISLE — The Northern Maine Board of Approved Baseball Umpires will hold their annual umpires clinic beginning on March 1 at 5:30 p.m. in the Library at Northern Maine Community College. Cost of the course is $40 which covers rule book, case book, printed materials and the exam. For more information, contact clinician Bill Casavant at 551-5778 or 764-0810 for more information.

BREWER — Husson Baseball February Break Clinic for kids ages 6-18, 9-11 a.m. Monday-Wednesday, Feb. 15-17, at Sluggers Indoor facility, 60 Acme Road. Camp will cover the mechanics of throwing, hitting drills and fielding. Cost is $100. Email Jason Harvey at or call 478-6653 for sign-up. You also can register at the door on morning of Feb. 15.

HAMPDEN — Bronco Little League will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, at the Hampden Academy Cafeteria. Bronco Little League is open to boys and girls ages 7 to 16 who are interested in baseball or softball and live in Hampden, Newburgh or Winterport, or attend school in RSU 22. The annual meeting is an opportunity for parents and volunteers to start the process of organizing the upcoming season. All interested people are encouraged to attend.


BREWER — The Central Maine Pride AAU 15-under Boys Basketball team will hold tryouts on Monday, Feb. 29, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Brewer Auditorium. The tryout fee is $10 and the program cost is $300 which includes rental for gym, tournament entry fees, uniforms. For more information you can contact or call 207-478-4461.

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; 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 .


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.


BRUNSWICK — Maine Women’s Lacrosse Officials’ Association classes for adults who want to officiate girls’ lacrosse this spring. New officials must attend a minimum of three classes to qualify for the 2016 season. Nonrefundable course cost is $55. Trainees will be instructed on how to do required $50 registration with U.S. Lacrosse. All officials must complete a background check through U.S. Lacrosse or the Maine State CHRC before being assigned games. Classes will be 6-8 p.m. Mondays, March 7, 14, 21 and 28, at Thornton Academy; Thursdays, March 3, 10, 17 and 24, Falmouth High School; Mondays, March 28 and April 4, Thomas College in Waterville; 3-8 p.m. Thursdays, March 24 and 31, Husson College in Bangor. High school teens who want to be junior officials must attend one 5-hour training clinic, the first of which is scheduled for 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, March 6, at Cony High School. All class participants should pre-register at For information, visit the website, email trainee coordinator Barbara Snapp at or call 721-0708.


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 For information contact Jim Delorie, director of Recreation and Intramural Programs, at 859-1183 or at


ORONO — The second annual Black Bear Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K will take place on June 5, on the University of Maine Campus. Starts in the UMaine Football stadium track and 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:

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, ATC, and Brianna Woodworth, ATC, 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, Ellsworth Middle School; “Proper Nutrition and Hydration” by Joanna Rosebush, Ph.D, RD, LD, 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 Bar & Grill, Bangor. Registration for March 31 required by March 22 by visiting, calling 974-7400, or


ORONO — Black Bear 6K and 14K ski race, 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21. Race-day registration will begin at 11 a.m. in the University of Maine Recreation and Fitness Center. Cost for both races is $10. For information, contact race Director Thad Dwyer at 581-1234 or visit


ORONO — The University of Maine Softball program will hold a Winter Prospect Camp for grades 9-12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Feb. 20, at UMaine. Players will work with the UMaine staff and interact with the 2016 softball team. Hitting, catching, fielding, and pitching sessions. Register online at under the softball team page.