Sports & Recreation

Sport and Recreation Calendar for 3/2/17


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

WATERVILLE — Thomas College’s third annual Dirty Dog Mud Run, April 23, on the college’s campus. The family-friendly 5K run is open to all, 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. Benefit for the Thomas College Recreation Department. For information, contact Jim Delorie at 859-1183 or


BANGOR — Eastern Maine Baseball Umpires will begin classes for those wanting to umpire baseball at the middle school, junior high and high school levels. Classes will be held at 6 p.m. beginning Thursday, March 9, in the library of Brewer Community School, 92 Pendleton St. Classes will run six weeks. Cost is $70, which includes books and manuals. For information, email or


BREWER — The Brewer Parks & Recreation Department is accepting registrations for the Noon Time Tee Time Golf Lessons, beginning Tuesday, March 21, with PGA golf professional Mark Hall; four-week session is designed for golfers of all abilities; register at; fee is $40 for residents, $50 for non-residents. Maximum class 10 people.

BETHEL — 28th annual Bethel Area Chamber Golf Classic, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, June 19, Bethel Inn Resort, 29 Broad St. Four-person scramble format. Awards for first and second low gross score, low net score and mixed teams. Prizes for hole-in-one, closest to the pin, longest drive, and putting contest. Pre-registration required. Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce 824-2282.


BRUNSWICK —  The Maine Women’s Lacrosse Officials Association is offering New Officials Classes for adults who want to officiate girls lacrosse during March and April in four different locations throughout Maine. New official classes run for four consecutive sessions at the Thornton Academy and Falmouth High School sites and two separate sessions at the Thomas College and Husson University sites. All prospective officials must attend a minimum of three of the four new official classes at Thornton Academy and Falmouth sites and both of the sessions at Thomas and Husson. The cost of the course for new officials is $55 and is non-refundable. This covers the cost of class materials and 2017 MWLOA dues. All newly trained officials will receive instructions on how to register with U.S. Lacrosse during the last session of their four-week course.  All officials must be members of U.S. Lacrosse before officiating a game. The annual membership dues to U.S. Lacrosse are $55. Prospective officials will receive a 2017 U.S. Lacrosse Rule Book at the first class as well as a binder of information, class notes, and diagrams. The class schedule is: 6-8 p.m. Mondays, March 6, 13, 20 and 27, at Thornton Academy in Saco; 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, March 2, 9, 16 and 23, at Falmouth High School; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, March 19, 4-6 p.m. in classroom and 6-8 p.m. on field, Friday, April 7, at Thomas College in Waterville; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, March 26, Husson University, Bangor, and 4-6 p.m. in classroom and 6-8 p.m. on field, Friday, April 7, at Thomas College. All officials must show they hold a clear background check or that they have begun the process prior to their first game assignment. For information, contact Barbara Snapp: or 721-0708.  Or go to


BANGOR — First Space Station 5K Race, 10-11:30am, Saturday, March 25. 30 Venture Way. Find out if you qualify to meet an astronaut’s running time requirement for space! Event will raise funds to help the Challenger Learning Center of Maine fulfill its mission to inspire STEM learning and career aspirations for Maine students. Visit for information and to register online today; 990-2900.

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 is certified by USA Track and Field. 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 Registration forms also are available at the recreation departments in Brunswick and Topsham. Proceeds from the event will benefit Save Our Swinging Bridge.

PORTLAND — The American Heart Association’s second annual HeartStrong 10K on Sunday, April 2, in Portland has a fundraising goal of $15,000 to benefit American Heart Association in Maine. Registration and bib pickup begins at 7:30 a.m. at Ocean Gateway Terminal, 14 Maine State Pier. Race begins at 9 a.m. Fleet Feet Sports will award gift cards to the top three finishers in each age group: Under-20; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; and 70-plus. Packet pickup will take place 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Fleet Feet Sports located at 309 Marginal Way. In addition, $250 cash prizes will be awarded to the first male and first female finisher and additional prizes will be awarded to the second and third runner up for each gender. Free long-sleeved tech T-shirts will be provided to the first 50 registrants. To register or to learn more, visit: or contact Meredith McNeil at 289-2384 or Participation fee for runners is $25 until Feb. 28. The fee increases to $35 on March 1. All participants can raise additional funds online.


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 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?


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. 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


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


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