RECREATION CALENDAR: Feb. 19

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  • Thursday, February 19, 2009 8:29pm
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RECREATION CALENDAR: FEB. 19

BASEBALL

MAPLE VALLEY PARKS T-BALL

Registration is now open for this popular Maple Valley Parks youth program. The registration fee is $48, and includes a team T-shirt and hat. The program is open to boys and girls ages 3-5 (must turn 3 by Jan. 20, 2009, can not turn 6 prior to June 1). Practices are once a week between 4 and 7 p.m. at Lake Wilderness Park, and games are on Saturdays from April 11-June 6. ADULT VOLUNTEER COACHES are needed. A coaches meeting is set for Wednesday, March 25, at Lake Wilderness Lodge. TEAM SPONSORS also are needed. The cost is $150. More information: (425) 413-8800, ext. 200, or online at www.maplevalley.org, or e-mail to mark.ratcliffe@ci.maple-valley.wa.us. Registration forms are available on the Web site.

15U BANDITS

This club is looking to fill its final two roster spots (one pitcher, and one position player with a strong bat) for the 2009 summer tournament season. The Bandits will play 5-7 tournaments throughout the spring and summer. Practice will be in the Puyallup/Sumner/Federal Way area. More information: Larry at (253) 230-7942, or e-mail to banditsbaseball@comcast.net or online at www.eteamz.com/banditsbaseball2008/

TRIPLE PLAY BASEBALL CLUB

Players ages 12-18with a passion for baseball and a desire to take their game to the next level are invited to a workout with Triple Play baseball Club. More information: (253) 249-9359.

SHARP BASEBALL DEVELOPMENT

Athletes are being accepted for upcoming programs. Private and group lessons in hitting and advanced infield, as well as strength and conditioning programs are available. More information: (425) 306-0814.

EVERGREEN STATE SPORTS

The organization is accepting NEW PLAYER REQUESTS for interviews for admission into its developmental programs. Teams currently seeking to fill rosters are 9-U, 11-U, 12-U, 13-U, 15/16-U, and 18-U. Team and individual sessions are available. The club is forming new 8- and 10-year-old teams to join its 12, 14, 16 and 18 age squads. Teams have limited spots available. Individual players may train with existing teams. Private, small group and team instruction is available working with coach Brian Embery. TEAM FACILITY RENTAL REQUESTS are being accepted. Options include rental only, or team training provided by Coach Embery. Limited time slots are available. More information on all of the above is available by contacting Coach Embery at (253) 218-9713.

BASEBALL JAZZ

Professional lessons, camps and coaches clinics are being offered by former Atlanta Braves scout Steve Goucher and the Jazz staff. More information: (206) 230-9011, or online at www.baseballjazz.com, or e-mail to goucher15@hotmail.com.

BASKETBALL

MAPLE VALLEY WOMEN’S LEAGUE

This spring league is open to all women age 18 and older. New teams are welcome, as are individual players looking for a team. The season begins March 13 at Cedar River Middle School. The team registration fee is $450. The deadline is Feb. 27, or until the league is full. TEAM SPONSORS are needed. More information: (425) 413-8800, ext. 200, or online at www.maplevalleyparks.com

MAPLE VALLEY MEN’S SLOW BREAK LEAGUE

This 5-on-5 rec league is open to men age 18 and older. This is complete league with officials, playoffs and awards. Registration is limited to the first 10 teams, and the registration fee is $450. Individual player seeking a team can join the player pool. The season begins March 13. More information: online at www.maplevalleyparks.com.

TEEN GYM NIGHTS

Free drop-in nights for teens are offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6-9 at the Black Diamond Community Center’s community gym, 25511 Lawson St., behind the Cenex gas station. Adults are welcome on Wednesdays at a cost of $1.50. Registration is required. All players must bring court shoes. More information: (360) 886-1011 or online at www.blackdiamondcc.org, or e-mail to bdcc-admin@qwest.net.

FASTPITCH

FEDERAL WAY GIRLS FASTPITCH ASSOCIATION

Registration is now open. No experience is necessary. The focus is on the players and their athletic development. No candy sales or additional fundraising is required. More information: (253) 520-6514 or online at www.eteamz.com/fwgfa.

FISHING

W. WASHINGTON WALLEYE CLUB

The club meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. behind and below the Green Acres Learning Center, 1826 S. 240th St. (just past Highline Community College). Guests are always welcome. More information: (253) 852-3296 or http://walleye-club.com or P.O. Box 4204, Kent, 98032, or e-mail: sports@foxinternet.net.

NORTHWEST BASSMASTERS

The club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Bellefield Office Park Complex Center, 1150 114th Ave. S.E. in Bellevue. More information: Kirk Bain at (425) 922-3469.

GOLF

AUBURN GOLF COURSE WINTER PLAY PASS

Monthly offseason unlimited-play passes and weekday-only play passes are available through March 2009. More information: Auburn Golf Course at (253) 833-2350, or online at www.auburngolf.org.

HOCKEY

BEGINNERS PROGRAM

The Sno-King Junior Thunderbirds will offer a year-round, beginners-level program for boys and girls ages 5-10. No skating experience is necessary. The program will be on Saturdays at Castle Ice in the Renton Highlands, or at Kingsgate Ice Arena in Kirkland. Players are welcome to join at any time. More information: online at www.snokinghockey.com.

ICE SKATING

LEARN TO SKATE CLASSES

An eight-week series with group and private lessons for boys, girls and adults is being offered at KENT VALLEY ICE CENTRE. Instruction is based on criteria set forth by the Ice Skating Institute. Skating classes are a solid starting point for those interested in figure skating or hockey. The facility is located at 6015 S. 240th St. in Kent. More information: (253) 850-2400, ext. 19, or online at www.FamilyNightOut.com.

KICKBALL

MAPLE VALLEY ADULT COED KICKBALL

This is a 10-player coed league is open to players age 18 and older, and begins April 5. Games will be on Sunday afternoons at Lake Wilderness Park. It is a complete league with playoffs and awards. The team registration fee is $275, and the registration deadline is March 20. Individual players seeking a team can join a player pool. More information: online at www.maplevalleyparks.com

SWIMMING

COVINGTON AQUATIC CENTER

LAP SWIMS are offered M-W-F from 5:30-7 a.m.; Sunday through Saturday from noon-1 p.m.; Monday and Wednesday from 7:30-8:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and 8:30-9:30 p.m., and Friday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. PUBLIC SWIMS are Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturday from 1-2 p.m. and 2-3 p.m. and Sunday from 1-2 p.m. PUBLIC SWIMS WITHOUT THE SLIDE are Friday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. SHALLOW-END ONLY PUBLIC SWIMS are Monday through Friday from noon-1 p.m. SHALLOW-END ONLY FAMILY SWIMS (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult) are Friday from 5:30-6:30 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday from noon-1 p.m. HALF-HOUR LESSONS are offered on a Monday-Wednesday or Tuesday-Thursday basis from 4-7:30 p.m. in four-week sessions. SHALLOW-WATER EXERCISE is Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. DEEP-WATER EXERCISE is Monday through Friday from 9:30-10:30 a.m., Monday and Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m.; and Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30-9:30 p.m. POOL RENTALS for private parties are available on Saturdays from 3-6 p.m. More information: (425) 413-7665, or online at www.ci.covington.wa.us.

WATER POLO

WASHINGTON WATER POLO CLUB

New members are welcome. More information: (425) 896-0495.


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