BRADLEY — Spring Runs 5K Cross Country Race, 8:30 a.m., Saturday, May 20. The Maine Forest and Logging Museum (aka Leonard’s Mills), Located off Rt. 178, 1 1/4 miles down the Government Road. Contact www.maineforestandloggingmuseum.org.
WATERVILLE — Registration is open for Thomas College’s third annual Dirty Dog Mud Run, which will take place on April 23, on the college’s campus. The family-friendly 5K run is open to all community members, and will offer a special mini obstacle course open to children up to age 10. The main event will feature a 15-obstacle course through a mud-covered campus and surrounding land. Shotgun start at 9 a.m., kids’ obstacle course begins at noon. Registration is $15 for alumni, $5 for kids and $30 for community members until Feb. 15, then $45 thereafter. Proceeds will help support the Thomas College Recreation Department. For information, contact Jim Delorie at 859-1183 or email@example.com.
PRESQUE ISLE — The Northern Maine Board of Approved Baseball Umpires will begin its annual clinic for prospective umpires at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at Northern Maine Community College, Edmond’s Conference Center. Successful candidates who pass the written examination after week five will attend two classes of umpiring mechanics and begin umpiring sub-varsity games in the spring. The cost of the clinic is $45 and includes rulebook, casebook, printed materials and examination. For information, contact board clinician Bill Casavant at 551-5778 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
YARMOUTH — Founded in 1969, the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame honors players, coaches, umpires, organizers and benefactors from all corners of the state who have achieved prominence in, made valuable contributions to, or had a lasting impact on, baseball in Maine. Nominations for induction in 2017 into the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame are being accepted. The deadline for submitting nominations is Feb. 24. Include either a resume or supporting documentation and send it to: Maine Baseball Hall of Fame, P.O. Box 1062, Yarmouth 04096; or email to email@example.com or fax to 846-3760. The 2017 Maine Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on July 23.
BANGOR — Bangor Parks and Recreation Department is offering adult co-ed basketball league starting Feb. 12. This league will play games on Thursday and Sunday evenings. Team fee is $450, and $550 if you need the Recreation Department to supply T-shirts. Deposit of $200 due Feb. 2. For information, visit www.BangorParksandRec.com or call 992-4490.
BAILEYVILLE — Downeast Federal Credit Union Basketball Tournament for grades 8 and under at Baileyville/Woodland. Girls division March 18 and 19, boys division March 25 and 26, $125 per team. Board officials will be used, minimum three games guaranteed, team awards, National Federation Rules; contact Woodland Recreation Department at 427-6205 or 214-8784 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HAMPDEN — Eastern Maine Hoops, placement/tryout times and dates for basketball club teams in Bangor area: grades 4-9 girls, 9:30-11 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 5; grades 4-9 boys, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 5; high school girls and boys, 6:30-8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22; clinic style placements, $10, Hampden Recreation Center. All players will be placed on a team. If unable to attend, contact Lenny Holmes at email@example.com for information.
WATERVILLE — Central Maine Hoops, placement/tryout times and dates for basketball club teams in Waterville area: grades 4-6 boys and girls, 3:30-4:30 p.m. and grades 7-8 boys and girls, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, and Sunday, Feb. 11; high school girls 4:30-5:30 p.m. and high school boys 5:30-6:30 p.m., Sundays, Feb. 12 and Feb. 19, Gilman Street Basketball Club. Contact Aaron at GSBCaaron@gmail.com with questions.
PRESQUE ISLE — The Aroostook Basketball Camp has announced its dates for this summer. The ages are 9-15 with boys camp scheduled for June 26-30 and girls camp July 10-14, at Presque Isle High School. The camps are designed to give each player the opportunity to develop his or her basketball skills through drills, games and lectures. The coaching staff will be made up of successful high school and college coaches. Camp counselors will be high school and college players who will relate their playing experiences and help with instruction during the camp. Lunch will be provided each day at Northern Maine Community College dining hall. For information, contact Bill Casavant at 764-0810 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit Aroostook Basketball Camp on Facebook.
JAY — Spruce Mountain Middle School Sports Boosters will hold its annual Spruce Mount Jamboree Junior High School travel team tournament for grades 4-8, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 11 and 12, at Spruce Mountain Middle and High schools. It is open to varsity and junior varsity middle school and travel team programs but is limited to eight boys and eight girls teams per bracket. Teams must be from the same town or school district. Tourney is double-elimination, one-game championship. Trophies, T-shirts, shooting competitions and concessions. JV tourney is one day, pool play to championship, with three-game guarantee. JV girls Saturday, JV boys Sunday. Strong sixth-grade teams may enter. Teams expected to bring home and away jerseys and a scorekeeper. Cost $175 per team. To sign up, contact Mark at email@example.com or 592-9268 by Jan. 28.
WATERVILLE — The 2017 Gilman Street Basketball Winter Hoop Jam Youth Basketball Tournaments will be held in February and March at Gilman Street Basketball Club, 21 Gilman Place. There will be an eight-team tournament for each grade level, with three games guaranteed. Championship-format tournament for grades 5, 6 and 7-8; and three-game round robin for grades 3-4. Grades 5-6 girls Feb. 25-26; Grades 7-8 boys March 4-5; Grades 7-8 girls, March 11-12; Grades 5-6 boys, March 25; Grade 3-4 boys, March 25; Grades 3-4 girls, March 26. No Amateur Athletic Union teams allowed. Individual awards for first- and second-place teams, maximum of 12 awards per team for championship tournaments. Fee is $150 per team. Contact Aaron McCullough, general manager at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve space and to get a registration form.
OLD TOWN — An Old Town-Orono YMCA Tumbling Clinic for ages 8-18 and all levels of ability with trained gymnastics coaches will be held 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Y, 472 Stillwater Ave. The drills will be based on the person’s tumbling level and include focus on correct form and technique, progressive training on back tumbling skills, assistance with running tumbling, plus individual skill areas. Cost is $15 preregistration; $20 day of clinic. For information and to register, call 827-9622.
HAMPDEN — Snowflake Pickleball Scramblemania, 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at Armstrong Tennis Center, 60 Mecaw Road. Warmups begin at 9 a.m. $15 per person. In scramble format, players are matched with partners of similar ability and play against other pairings. Teams score as many games points as possible for each round, rather than stopping at the usual 11 points. Register by signing up at the front desk of the tennis center, calling 942-4836, or emailing tournament co-director Susan Starbird at email@example.com or 862-6262. Registration deadline is Saturday, Jan. 21. Last-minute cancellations may be made up to 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27.
TOPSHAM — Preregistrations are being accepted for the 14th annual Save Our Swinging Bridge 5K run/walk and 2K family walk, to be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 16, on Main Street in Topsham’s lower village. The 3.1-mile road race course, certified by USA Track and Field, crosses the Androscoggin River into downtown Brunswick and re-crosses the river via the Swinging Bridge before traversing Topsham Heights and returning to the finish line in the lower village. The 2K Family Walk will follow the Androscoggin Riverwalk in Topsham. Preregistration through April 7 will be $20, $15 for youths 17 and under; then fees will increase to $25 and $20, respectively. Register online at www.saveourbridge.org. Registration forms also are available at the recreation departments in Brunswick and Topsham. Proceeds from the event will benefit Save Our Swinging Bridge, a non-profit organization set up to maintain and beautify the historic Swinging Bridge.
BANGOR — Bangor’s original roller derby team, Bangor Roller Derby, is announcing indefinite open enrollment for all positions in their competitive flat track roller derby league. Welcoming skaters of all skill levels — even if you’ve never skated before. Not interested in contact? No problem. Volunteers, coaches and those with referee interest also welcome. League membership is $40 a month, but fresh meat skates free until ready to commit to the team. Practices are Monday and Wednesday nights at the Old Town-Orono YMCA, 472 Stillwater Ave, from 8:15 to 10:15 p.m. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested or reach out to us through our Facebook page. Open enrollment means it’s always the right time to join the team. What are you waiting for?
SLED DOG RACING
GREENVILLE — Registration is open for the 11th Wilderness Sled Dog Race to be held starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, starting at the Leisure Life Resort in Greenville. The race will take mushers over as many as 70 miles of forested mountain trails in the Moosehead region. The 30-mile race starts at 10 a.m. Both events are free to spectators. Snowshoe races at 11 a.m., and skijoring demonstrations. Appalachian Mountain Club will present a wilderness program. Bonfire, awards and cocktails. Purses are $10,000 for 70-mile; $3,000 for 30-mile. For information, visit www.100MileWildernessRace.org, or call 695-2421.
FARMINGTON — The University of Maine-Farmington Men’s Soccer Indoor Skills Clinics for youths ages 7-17 of all ability levels will be held noon-1 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 29, Feb. 5 and Feb. 12, at UMF Fitness and Recreation Center, 152 Quebec St. UMF coaches and players will staff the clinics. Bring your own ball: Size 3 for ages 5-6, size 4 for ages 7-11, and size 5 for ages 11 and up. Cost is $30. Registration can be completed by filling out the form online at: Athletics.umf.maine.edu/camps/summer/landing/index . For information, contact head men’s soccer coach Tommy DiNuzzo, 703-517-9754 or email@example.com .
ORONO — The University of Maine softball winter clinics will be offered every Sunday 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 p.m.-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. For information, contact assistant softball coach Jordan Fitzpatrick at 581-4509.
BANGOR — Husson Softball Coaches Clinic, 3:30-6:30 p.m., Saturday, March 18, at Newman Gymnasium, is open to any level coach and high school softball players. Clinic will cover numerous topics with live demos from the North Atlantic Conference champion Husson softball coaching staff and student-athletes. Each coach will leave with a packet of practice drills for hitting, pitching, and fielding. Topics will include building a philosophy for success, practice planning, defensive drills for infield and outfield, catching, pitching and hitting mechanics, pitch calling/scouting opponents, and recruiting potential athletes. Fee is $40 per coach, $25 per student athlete. Pre-Register by March 14. Signup at the door is $45 per coach, and $25 per student. For information, call 992-4928 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BANGOR — “Dysart’s International Snocross, 9 a.m. to dusk Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 28-29, at Bass Park, hosted by Eastern Maine Community College Foundation. Proceeds from the event help support the students of EMCC. Last year, EMCC Foundation awarded $66,000 in scholarships to deserving students. Tickets can be purchased in person at the gate or online at www.emcc.edu/snox. Day passes are $12, weekend passes $20; free for children under 7. For information about registering a snowmobile to race, visit: www.eastcoastsnocross.com . The event is sponsored in part by Dysart’s, Darling’s Auto, Gateway Title of Maine, Hollywood Casino, The Holiday Inn, Bangor and Bangor Motor Sports.
LEWISTON — Tri-Maine two-hour swim clinics led by Brand Burnham will be held this spring at Bowdoin’s Greason Pool. Clinic 1, which is for first-time attendees, will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, and 10 a.m. Saturday, March 25; Clinic 2, which is for those who have completed Clinic 1, will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, and Thursday, April 13. Small group will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 20. Clinics are limited to 20 participants, and small group is limited to 10. For information, visit tri-maine.com/events/swim-clinics/ .
BRUNSWICK — The Polar Bear Triathlon/Duathlon will be held beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 6, at Bowdoin College. It will include a 575-yard pool swim, 11.5-mile country road bike loop, and a three-mile neighborhood and trail run. Register at tri-maine.com.
CAMDEN — Team registration and reserved parking open for 27th U.S. National Toboggan Championships, Feb. 10-12, 2017, Camden Snow Bowl, 20 Barnestown Road. Register at camdensnowbowl.com/toboggan-championships.