Harvest Hoot is a day of family activities and entertainment for kids of all ages. This year’s Hoot is Saturday, Sept. 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission is $5 and children under 5 get in free. All proceeds benefit the STAR after-school program.

At this year’s Hoot, visit with North Woods Law TV star, Warden Kris MacCabe, and his Maine Warden Service K-9s, and check out The Operation Game Thief traveling exhibit, a key program used by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Warden Service to combat fish and wildlife crime. Local fire department, police and ambulance rescue units will also be on hand to provide equipment demonstrations.

The 2013 Hoot features tons of children’s activities, including bounce house, dunk tank, cub car races, pinewood derby, paintball slingshot target shooting, rain gutter regatta, balloon sculptures, face painting, stump hammering, and much more. Animal lovers will have a chance to visit with some furry friends from PAWS and the Pope Memorial Humane Society.

Live bands will play all day from the soundstage. This year’s artists include Sea Train, one of the midcoast's favorite bands, playing their versions of classic rock, R&B and funk songs; and The LaClaires, who have been performing their acoustic roots, country, bluegrass and gospel in Maine, New England and beyond for the last 20 years. Two newer acts will also light up the stage. Hafsol performs hard rock, light metal, punk and blues. Fading Dawn classifies their music as classic rock, hard rock and metal. Also performing will be Savannah Creech, rounding out the day with an acoustic set.

Sal’s Calzone and Sausage, the Rockland Kiwanis Food Truck, JoJo’s Corn, and other vendors will serve up fresh fare. Snow Bowl chairlifts equipped with bike racks will run throughout the event and mountain bike trails will be open all day. There is an extra fee for chairlift rides.

Five Town Communities That Care wishes to thank the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of Pack 200 of Camden for thier effort in coordinating the children's activities at this year’s Hoot. This year’s Hoot is made possible in part by Zanca Orthodontics, Edward Jones-Camden, Bangor Savings Bank, and Rockport Automotive.

STAR is a program for students in fifth- through eighth-grades in Appleton, Camden, Hope, Lincolnville and Rockport. The STAR program is designed to decrease risk factors and increase protective factors for certain problem adolescent behaviors such as underage alcohol and drug use, teen delinquency, school drop-out, and unsafe sexual practices. STAR focuses on skills development, recognizing youth as they learn and connecting youth with opportunities in the larger community. STAR is offered at no cost to participants.

For more information about the Hoot, STAR or Five Town CTC, call 236-9800 or email info@fivetownctc.org.