Knox County and Lincolnville boys in grades 3, 4, and 5 and their dads (stepdad, uncle, or other significant man in their life) are invited to attend the October sessions of the Boys' Night Out program. The sessions will be held at the Pen Bay YMCA Thursdays, Oct. 8, 15 and 22 at 6 p.m.

The focus of the Connections program, which is beginning its 13th year, is to have fun while enhancing the bonds between boys and dads, providing information about issues such as not using tobacco or other substances, offering resources about anti-bullying, increasing physical activity, and improving nutrition.

Each evening starts with a “Getting to Know You” activity, followed by a light, healthy meal and a short discussion on making healthy choices. The remainder of the evening is spent playing non-competitive games and activities that boys and men can participate in equally.

The series is free, but registration is required to participate and enrollment is limited. Participants are encouraged to attend all three sessions.

To register, contact Nancy Laite, Knox County Community Health Coalition, at or 236-6313, ext. 2.

For additional information about CONNECTIONS, contact Hank Lunn a  236-8463 or