Garner Cleveland: Sports

Parks and Recreation Notes: Feb. 17

Garner

919-773-4442 or garnernc.gov

Recreational Softball League

The Garner Parks and Recreation Department will offer a recreation softball league for ages 18 and older in the spring. The fee is $450 per team with an additional $25 per player fee for non-residents of the Town of Garner. Teams deemed too strong for the league by GPRD staff will be asked to make roster changes. A two-home run rule will be enforced. Register by March 7.

Men’s 50-Plus Softball

The Garner Parks and Recreation Department offers a softball league for men ages 50 and older in the spring. The fee is $450 per team with an additional $25 per player fee for non-residents of the Town of Garner. Register by March 7.

30-and-Over Basketball League

The Garner Parks and Recreation Department will offer a basketball league for ages 30-and-over in the spring. Games will be on Tuesday and Thursday nights mainly. The cost is $65-85; register by March 15.

Wednesday Night Adult Open Gym

Adult open gym at the Avery Street Recreation Center will be held weekly from 7-9 p.m. until March 30. The cost is $2-3.

Preschool youth sports

The Garner Parks and Recreation Dept. offers a variety of preschool youth sports, including gymnastics (both individual and parent-tot gymnastics), Snow Plow Sam 1 (the basics of ice skating), floor hockey, soccer, basketball and T-ball. Visit garnerNC.gov for dates, prices and more info on the current offerings.

Youth Open Gym

The Garner Parks and Recreation Dept. offers an open gym at the Avery Street Recreational Center on Saturdays from 2-4 p.m. until March 19. There is no cost and registration is not required.

Mini Kickers

Mini Kickers is an instructional soccer league for ages 4-5 with the Garner Parks and Recreation Department. The league includes five practices and three games on Saturday mornings from April 2 until May 21. The cost is $50-65.

Volunteer Youth Coaches

The Town of Garner is accepting applications for volunteer youth coaches. For more info, contact Jack Baldwin at 919-662-5051 or visit garnernc.gov for an application.

Tennis lessons

An assortment of junior tennis lessons for ages 8-17 will be held throughout the summer at the South Garner Tennis Courts. Most sessions run four weeks and feature hour-long instruction sessions. Fees range from $30-84 depending on the age group and level of play. Contact the Parks Dept. for specifics.

Adult tennis lessons are also available in four-week cycles throughout the year. The cost is $76-99. Contact the Parks Dept. for dates.

Fitness Classes and Activities

The Garner Parks Department offers a variety of fitness training classes including Zumba, belly dancing, dancing, step classes and more. For info, visit garnernc.gov or call the Parks Department.

Clayton

Contact: 919-553-1551; townofclayton.org

2016 Clayton 5K Road Race

The 2016 Clayton 5K Road Race will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, in downtown Clayton. Awards will go to the first three finishers in six age groups. Ribbons will be awarded to all participants in the 0.1-mile Tot Trot. Register at the Clayton Community Center or online at townofclayton.org. The entry fee is $25 before April 22, $35 from April 23 until May 11 and $40 the day of the race. The Tot Trot fee (ages 6 and under) is $5. For more info, call 919-553-1550.

Exercise Classes

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.

Tae Kwon Do

This Tae Kwon Do program for ages 7 and up focuses on self-confidence, discipline and physical fitness. The instructor, Joey Reeder, is an International Tae Kwon Do Federation certified black belt. Regulation uniforms are not mandatory. Testing to advance in belt rank is done for an additional fee. Classes start on the first Tuesday of each month and run from 6-8 p.m. Fees are $25-40.

Clayton Community Center Memberships

Memberships for use of the Clayton Community Center are available through the Clayton Parks and Recreation Department for residents of the Town of Clayton and non-residents.

Non-residents rates vary from $50-160 yearly (depending on ages/numbers of family members), $8-20 monthly or $6-10 monthly.

Residents fees are only $5 per year.

Volunteers needed

The Clayton Parks and Recreation Department is always looking for volunteers. Opportunities include park beautification, special events and work in our the community garden. If you are interested or know a group that is looking for community service opportunities, call 919-553-1550 or come by the Clayton Community Center (715 Amelia Church Road).a

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