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- Foot Power calendar: Local races for runners, cyclists and more
- Community notes: Classes, clinics and other events
- Program sign-ups: Rec and youth sports leagues and teams
- Summer camps: Search our database of summer camps, from sports camps to arts camps, or submit your event to be included in our collection.
- Help wanted: Coaches, referees, officials, volunteers. (Looking for high school coaching openings? Head over to the Varsity Beat!)
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Foot Power calendar: Local races for runners, cyclists and more
YAMBA EVENTS >> The York Area Mountain Biking Association has partnered with Gung Ho Bikes in York to offer beginner rides every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Anyone is welcome to attend, no one is left behind, and all rides have a leader.
You can follow YAMBA’s activities on Facebook or check out yamba.org for details. If interested in becoming a member, the fee is $20 for an individual and $30 for a family. Contact Dan Walko at 434-3409 or email@example.com for more information.
Community notes: Classes, clinics and other events
Red Lion Holiday Tournament: The Red Lion Holiday Tournament will be open to Rink Boys and Junior Boys A and B teams and will be held Nov. 28 and 29 in Red Lion. Cost is $150 per team and each team will be guaranteed 3 games. Deadline to enter is Thursday and only 8 teams will be accepted for each division. To register or for more information, contact Steve Maciejewski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sports Program for Kids with Autism: Spooky Nook Sports’ Run, Jump, Play! with Schreiber Pediatric is a new eight-week fitness program for children with autism ages 6-12 at Spooky Nook Sports in Manheim. Winter session 1 will be 1-2 p.m. Saturdays until Dec. 20. Winter session 2 will be 1-2 p.m. Saturdays from Jan. 10-Feb. 28. The cost is $100 for the eight-week program. For additional information, contact Kyle Brobst at 618-8513.
Pickup basketball and volleyball: York Township Parks & Recreation will host pickup basketball 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sundays in the Dallastown Elementary School gym on St. Charles Street through April 26. Pickup volleyball will be 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Ore Valley Elementary School gym from Nov. 4 to April 29. For both programs, participants will be required to sign in each evening. There is a $4 nightly fee. For more information call 717-741-3861, ext. 142, or visit http://www.yorktownshiprec.com.
Senior Strides for Adults: Senior Strides class will be held 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Dec. 10 York Township park building. It will cost $20 for residents and $25 to non-residents. For more information, call 717-741-3861, ext. 142, or visit http://www.yorktownshiprec.com.
Toning class: A 30-minute toning class will be held 9 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Dec. 16 at the York Township park building. It will be $27.50 for residents and $30 for non-residents. For more information, call 717-741-3861, ext. 142, or visit http://www.yorktownshiprec.com.
Thanksgiving Soccer Cornucopia: Team registrations are being accepted for the Central Maryland Soccer Association’s Thanksgiving Soccer Cornucopia. The event is scheduled to take place Nov. 29-30 in Jarrettsville, Maryland. The tournament registration deadline is Nov. 17. Registration forms are available at www.cmsasoccer.com. For additional information, e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ski Scoops: The York Ski Club will be having a membership meeting on Nov. 18 at the Stone Grill and Tap House on St. Charles Way. Happy hour will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Other events: Dec. 16, YSC Christmas Party Jan. 8, Special Olympics Jan. 20, YSC Club meeting. E-mail email@example.com for more information or visit http://www.yorkskiclub.org/.
York Ski Club Trips: The York Ski Club has scheduled the following 2015 trips. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or visit http://www.yorkskiclub.org/. • Bellearye, New York (drive), Jan 23-25. • EPSC Sugarbush (bus/drive), Jan. 22-25. • Northern, Vermont (bus), Feb. 7-11. •Mt. Bachelor, Oregon (air), March 14-21. • Cross Country Ski Weekend, TBD.
Boxing at the Armory: York’s Samuel “2 Strong” Quinones will be fighting for the Light Welterwight All American Title at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Armory in Hanover. Admission is $35 ($60 ringside).
Nothing But Net & Nothing But Drills Basketball Clinic: Coach Herb Magee is hosting a special basketball clinic 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 23 at Philadelphia University for players of all ages and skills sets for $60 per session. For more information please email email@example.com.
Harrisburg City Islanders tryouts: The City Islanders will hold tryouts Nov. 25 and 26 at In the Net Sports Complex in Palmyra. Tryouts are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. The tryout is open to all experienced soccer players who compete collegiately, professionally or internationally. Please arrive earlier on both days for registration. If you or someone you know is interested in trying out or has any questions, contact 717-441-4625 or visit cityislanders.com.
Dirty Bird 15K Trail Run: The Dirty Bird 15K trail run will be at 10 a.m. Nov. 30 at French Creek State Park in Birdsboro. For additional information, contact Pretzel City Sports at 610-779-2668 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Register online at www.pretzelcitysports.com.
York Hiking Club: The York Hiking Club will host an 11-mile hike with shuttle at 8 a.m. Nov. 30 in Michaux State Forest, starting at Old Forge picnic ground and ending at Caledonia State Park. Meet at Woodberry Road at 8 a.m. Car pool fee is $6. For additional information, contact Kim Herbst at 887-4462 or email@example.com.
Santa Run 5K: The fourth annual Santa Run 5K and half-mile kids fun run will be at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 13 in West Reading. For additional information, contact A Running Start at 610-320-9097 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Register online at www.pretzelcitysports.com.
Shiver by the River 10K & 5K: Shiver by the River 10K & 5K has four separate events scheduled at 11 a.m. Dec. 14, Jan. 11, Feb. 8 and March 8 at Jim Dietrich Park in Reading. For additional information for any of these events, contact Sue Jackson at 610-779-6556 or www.pagodapacers.com.
Humburg Bustle 5K Run: The third annual Humburg Bustle 5K run will be at 11 a.m. Dec. 21 in Reading. For additional information, contact Ron Horn at 610-779-2668 or email@example.com. Register online at www.pretzelcitysports.com.
Kris Kringle 5 Mile Run: The Kris Kringle 5 mile run will be at 11 a.m. Dec. 28 at Berks County Agricultural Center in Leesport. For additional information, contact Polly Corvaia at 610-921-5655 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Register at www.pretzelcitysports.com.
Chilly Cheeks 7 Mile Trail Run: The ninth annual Chilly Cheeks 7-mile trail run will be at 11 a.m. Jan. 25 in Reading. For additional information, contact Pretzel City Sports at 610-779-2668 or email@example.com. Register at www.pretzelcitysports.com.
2015 Garden Spot Village Marathon/Half Marathon: Registration is now open for the seventh annual Garden Spot Village Marathon and Half Marathon, hosted by Garden Spot Village in New Holland, Pa. The race begins at 8 a.m. April 11. Discounts are available for early registration. Adult participants receive a $30 discount if they register by Dec. 31. Discounts of $20 per participant are available to those who register between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28. After Feb. 28, registration is $110 for the marathon and $100 for the half marathon. Special rates for students 17 and under are $45 for the marathon and $35 for the half marathon. Pre-registration discounts do not apply to student registrations. For more information, or to register for the race, visit www.gardenspotvillagemarathon.org.
Program signups: Rec sports leagues and teams for kids and adults
York YMCA: The York YMCA is now accepting registrations for a girls intramural volleyball program for ages 11-15 beginning Nov. 24, and a Basketball League for both boys and girls ages 4-14 beginning Dec. 6. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details or call 843-7884, ext. 261, to register.
Coors Light Winter Basketball League: Deadline to enter a team in the Coors Light Winter Basketball League at Voni Grimes Gym is Monday. Games are played Monday and Wednesday nights starting Dec. 1. League is limited to the first 12 teams. For additional information, call York City Recreation at 854-1587.
Community Aquatics Program: The Central York community aquatics program offerings for winter 2014-2015 include many opportunities for children and adult swimmers of all ages and abilities. All sessions will be held in the Central York Community Natatorium at Central York High School, 601 Mundis Mill Road, York. For additional information, visit http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1102585824645-905/Winter+2014-2015+Final.pdf.
York Youth Soccer League: Registration is open for the fall-spring league. The league provides affordable recreational soccer for boys and girls ages 4-12. For more information, visit yysl.org.
Youth basketball: Registration for a youth basketball league for boys and girls ages 4-11 is under way at Bob Hoffman YMCA. The league will begin Dec. 6 with optional practice held throughout the week. To register or for more information call 292-5622.
York Unity girls’ AAU: Online registrations are being accepted for girls in seventh grade who want to play basketball at the national level, as well as girls in 10th through 12th grades who are interested in playing at the college level. Visit www.yorkunitysports.com for details or email Mike Englar at email@example.com.
Fast-pitch clinic: North Carroll High School girls’ fast-pitch softball team is sponsoring a complete windmill pitching clinic. The fast-pitch clinic will be held indoors on Saturdays until Feb. 28. For more information, call 410-374-6614 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Penn Legacy Soccer Club: The Penn Legacy Soccer Club has openings on its U16 Boys soccer team. Penn Legacy SC is based in Lancaster County and hosts soccer teams from U5 through U19. If interested in playing on a team, please email email@example.com. Additional information is available at www.pennlegacy.org.
PA/NJ Table Game League, Baseball Players Needed: The PA/NJ Table Game League is looking for MLB fans interested in playing in an organized historical baseball table game league. The league has been in existence since 1984. No money needed—all you need is the desire to build and manage your own major league baseball team. This is not a fantasy league but a real baseball simulation. For more information e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hickory Heights Polar Bear Tournament: Hickory Heights Golf Course will hold its Polar Bear Tournament on Dec. 6 starting with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The format will be three player scramble and lone ranger. The cost is $27 for non-members and $14 for members. Prizes will be awarded to both three-man teams and Lone Ranger.
Help wanted: Coaches, referees, officials, volunteers
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