Eastern Maine Board #111 of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials will offer a prospective official class for those ages 18 and older interested in becoming certified basketball officials. Individuals living in Hancock, Knox, Penobscot, Piscataquis and Waldo counties are eligible to take this class.

The class will be held at Reed’s Brook Elementary School in Hampden on Sundays from 6 to 9 p.m. starting Sunday, Sept. 19. Individuals from the Millinocket or Ellsworth area interested in taking the course should contact Dave Ames, Board #111 Interpreter, since there may be classes offered in those areas if interest warrants.

Classes will run seven weeks, culminating with a written test on Sunday, Nov. 7. A fee is required that covers books, materials and testing.

For further information, contact call Ames at 789-5118 or e-mail him at damesref@tidewater.net.

VillageSoup sports staff can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail at sports@villagesoup.com.