GBI Spring registration
Registration for the 2016 spring season with Garner Baseball Inc. is open until Feb. 5. Sign-up is online only at garnerbaseball.com.
GCAA Spring Baseball
Registration for the 2016 spring baseball season with the Greater Cleveland Athletic Association is open online until Feb. 26. Walk-in registration will be held in the Cleveland area on Feb. 27. Opening day for the season is April 2. Visit gcaabaseball.com to register or for more information.
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Lifeguard training classes in Smithfield
The Smithfield Parks and Recreation Department will be offering American Red Cross Lifeguard Training this spring. Participants must be at least 15 years old, pass a pre-course swim test, attend 100 percent of the classes in your session, and not mix sessions. The fee is $200-225. (A non-refundable deposit of $25 is due with each application.) Contact the SRAC for swim test requirements.
Class dates are:
First Session — Sunday, Feb. 21, 2-4 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 26, 3-8pm; Saturday, Feb. 27, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 28, 1-7 p.m.
Second Session — Sunday, March 13, 2-4 p.m.; Friday, March 18, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, March 19, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.; and Sunday, March 20, 1-7 p.m.
Third Session — Sunday, April 17, 2-4 p.m.; Friday, April 23, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, April 24, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.; and Sunday, April 25, 1-7 p.m.
Fourth Session — Monday, May 9, 5-7 p.m.; Friday, May 13, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, May 14, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.; and Sunday, May 15, 1-7 p.m.
Class sizes are limited, so sign up early. For info, contact Aquatics Supervisor Laura Crumpler at 919-934-1408.
Piedmont Bass Classics tournaments
The Piedmont Bass Classics tournament trail fishing events have been set for the 2016 season and run from March through June. Events are held at Shearon Harris, Jordan, Kerr, Falls and Mayo lakes. The PBC Spring Opens and Invitational tournaments start Feb. 27 at Shearon Harris and run through June. New this year are events for boats with 150 horsepower or less and aluminum boats with 115 horsepower or less. Visit piedmontbassclassics.com or contact Phil McCarson at email@example.com or 919-971-5042 for more info.
Archer Lodge spring sports
Open registration for T-ball, baseball, softball and soccer with the Archer Lodge Community Center is open until Jan. 23. Visit archerlodge.org for program information and online registration. Registrations after Jan. 23 will require a $20 late fee through Feb. 6.
Indoor youth soccer at UNC Pembroke
The UNC Pembroke men’s soccer team will host an indoor soccer tournament for ages 10-18 from Jan. 12-17. A $200 entry fee is due along with the application by Jan. 9 with the teams being accepted on a first paid basis only. The format of the tournament secures each team three matches with a preliminary round robin format with teams advancing into semifinals and finals. Five players and a keeper are allowed for U10-U14 teams with U16-U18 teams playing with four players and a goalie. For more info, contact Sean Brennan at 910-775-4115 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-season soccer prep
Flowers Plantation will host pre-season soccer prep sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 until 5:30 p.m. in January. The cost is $20 for all six sessions. The instructor is a USSF licensed coach. Email CoachKurt@FlowersPlantation.com for more info or to sign up.
Basic Fly-Fishing Clinics
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will offer a basic, one-day fly-fishing clinic Jan. 16 and Jan. 30 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville. The Joan Wulff method of fly-casting will be taught along with instruction on fly-fishing equipment and knot-tying. The clinic is opened to ages 13 and up (ages 13-15 must be accompanied by an adult). Each clinic is limited to 40 participants. The fee is $5, payable on the day of the event. Register at ncwildlife.org.
Intermediate Fly-Fishing Clinic
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will offer a one-day fly fishing clinic on Feb. 13 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville. The clinic will introduce participants to line-hand, false casting, casting on all planes and the shooting line. The clinic is opened to ages 13 and up (ages 13-15 must be accompanied by an adult). The clinic is limited to 30 participants. The fee is $5, payable on the day of the event. Register at ncwildlife.org.
Exercise Classes in Clayton
The Clayton Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of exercise classes, including Zumba, yoga, pilates, cardio kick and more for all ages. For information on the offerings, times and fees, visit townofclaytonnc.org online.
Boy Scout Fly-Fishing Clinic
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will offer a two-day fly fishing merit badge clinic Feb. 27-28 at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville. Overnight camping is available, beginning Feb. 26. The clinic is opened to active Boy Scouts ages 11 and older. The fee is $5 per scout, payable on the day of the event. Register at ncwildlife.org.
Pinehurst Junior Shootout set
The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) will hold the Pinehurst Junior Shootout at Pinehurst No. 5 Jan. 30-31 for youth golfers ages 8-18. For more info, visit www.hjgt.org.
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