Looking for an excuse to get active? Here’s a listing of local events, recreation leagues, tournaments, camps, clinics, classes and more. Click the links at the top to jump between categories. Have a listing you’d like us to include? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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!)
- Golf events
Foot Power calendar: Local races for runners, cyclists and more
Community notes: Classes, clinics and other events
2015 Fishing Licenses: Anglers can purchase a 2015 fishing license at one of 900 issuing agents statewide, including most sporting goods stores, county treasurer’s offices, PBFC offices, or online at www.fishandboat.com. The cost to purchase a license is $21.70 for state residents and $51.70 for non-residents. More information regarding fishing licenses and discounts for Pennsylvania anglers is available online at www.gonefishingpa.com.
York Hiking Club: The York Hiking Club is holding the following hikes. For more information and carpool pricing, contact the hike leader.
• Short hike in Michaux State Forest on Jan. 25. Meet at Woodberry Road at 8:30 a.m. carpool fee is $5. Hike leaders Darla Stover and Ron Boyer can be reached at email@example.com, or call 741-1581.
• Medium hike along the Susquehanna River on Jan. 31. Meet at the East End Parking Lot of the York Galleria at 8:30 a.m. The hike fee is $5. Hike leader Todd Trimmer can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-2394.
• Short hike at Spring Valley County Park on Feb. 1. Meet at York County Tech at 1 p.m. and carpool fee is $1. Hike leader Alan Noble can be reached at email@example.com or 817-9430.
• Chili hike at 11 a.m. on Feb. 8. After the short hike, there will be a chili dinner at 1:30 p.m. Meal reservations need to be made by 9 p.m. to Julie Falsetti at 854-3437 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and meal fee will vary.
• Short hike around Lake Williams on Feb. 15. Meet at York County Tech at 1 p.m. and the carpool fee is $1. Hike leader Deb Clemons can be reached at 659-8973 or email@example.com.
• Long hike in Hashawa/Union Mills, MD on Feb. 15. Meet at 9 a.m. at Woodbury Road. Carpool fee is $3. Hike leader Kim Shue can be reached at 688-5142 or firstname.lastname@example.org
• Long hike in Swatara State Park on the A.T. & the Stony Valley Rail Trail on Feb. 22. The group will leave the North Side meeting place (Rutter’s) at 8 a.m. Carpool fee is $5. Hike leader Jim McCoy can be reached at 852-7570 or email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Register at www.pretzelcitysports.com.
Lady Panthers Basketball tryouts: Tryouts for the 2015 Lady Panthers Basketball team will be held on Jan. 25 at Collegium Charter School in Exton. Tryout fee is $20. Preregister at http://ladypanthersbasketball.com/join-the-team/online-registration to ensure a spot on the tryout list. Fourth through sixth grade will tryout from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Seventh to tenth grade tryouts will be 9:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Harrisburg Heat Faith Night: The Harrisburg Heat pro indoor soccer team will hold a Faith Night on Jan. 30 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show’s arena in Harrisburg. The Heat will play the St. Louis Ambush at 7:35 p.m. At halftime and postgame, the Christian Life Assembly Praise Band will perform. After the game, a special service will be led by team chaplain Britt Strohecker. The guest speaker will be the Philadelphia Phillies’ chaplain Rich Sparling. For more information or tickets, go to harrisburgheat.com or call 540-4328.
Spring Grove volleyball open gym: Open gym will be held Mondays at the intermediate school. The session for seventh and eighth graders runs 7 to 7:30 p.m. Ninth- through 11th-grade students should report from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Susquehannock alumni games: Susquehannock will hold its 2014-15 alumni basketball games Jan. 31. The women’s game will begin at 11 a.m. and will be followed by the girls’ varsity game against Bermudian Springs. The boys’ varsity game will start at 2:30 p.m. and will be followed by the men’s alumni game. The cost to participate in the alumni game is $15 and includes a shirt. For more information, visit www.syc.k12.pa.us.
2015 Polar Bear Plunge: The 2015 Polar Bear Plunge to raise money for Special Olympics York County will be at noon Feb. 7 at Donsco Inc., 124 N. Front St., Wrightsville. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. For more information, email email@example.com or call 846-1881.
York Ski Club Trips: The York Ski Club scheduled the following 2015 trips. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.yorkskiclub.org. • Northern, Vermont (bus), Feb. 7-11. • Mt. Bachelor, Oregon (air), March 14-21. • Cross Country Ski Weekend, TBD.
Youth Wrestling Championships: PJW Wrestling Area XIII will be holding a qualifier for the Youth Championships Feb. 8 at Palmyra High School. The top three will move on to the championships which are on Mar. 8 at Franklin & Marshall College. Visit pjwarea13.com to register for the event.
Big-game scoring session: The Pennsylvania Game Commission is hosting a big-game scoring session 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Game Commission’s headquarters in Harrisburg. Hunters need to register by Feb. 9. To register, call Patty Monk at 787-4250, ext. 3312. For more information on the session, contact Bob D’Angelo at 787-4250, ext. 3311.
Gettysburg American Youth Soccer Organization: The Gettysburg AYSO is accepting online registrations for the spring soccer season. For online instructions, visit gettysburgayso.com and select “player registration” on the left side. Children ages 4-18 (as of 7/31/14) are welcome. Completed online forms should be submitted to: 395 Buford Ave., Gettysburg, PA, by Feb. 20. Players who participated in the fall 2014 season are already registered for spring 2015.
Table tennis tournament benefit: A non-sanctioned round robin table tennis tournament will be held 9 a.m. Feb. 28 at Stewartstown United Methodist Church, 26 South Main Street, Stewartstown. The tournament is open to all ages and skill levels. Preregistration is encouraged to guarantee a spot, and the fee is $5. All proceeds will benefit the Red Lion Bible Church Custodial Fund for the Himes children. Registration forms are available at www.sumcttc.org. For details, contact Jim Starr at 993-3552 or email@example.com.
YWCA Lifeguard Training: YWCA York is offering lifeguard training for individuals age 15 and older. Classes start from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. March 7th, and from 1-5 p.m. March 8, 22, 29, April 12, 19. Participants must attend all classes. The basic class cost is $150.00, plus $32 for the book and $13.00 for the CPR face mask. Please contact Kathy Warner, Aquatics Director YWCA York, at 845-2631 x114 or at Kwarner@ywcayork.org for more information.
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. The race begins at 8 a.m. April 11. Discounts are available for early registration. Discounts of $20 per participant are available to those who register by 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 for student registration. For more information or to register for the race, visit www.gardenspotvillagemarathon.org.
Gettysburg College soccer clinic: Gettysburg College will host a soccer clinic for college-bound players from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 19 at Clark Field. The cost is $125 and includes a T-shirt and lunch. For more information, contact head coach Matt Garrett at 337-6460 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Register at www.gettysburg.edu/athletics/athletic_camps/.
YWCA York’s Girls on the Run: YWCA York’s Girls on the Run is a youth development program for girls in third to eighth grade. The Spring Girls On The Run class will culminate with participation in YWCA York’s Race Against Racism on April 25. Registration is available online at www.ywcayork.org, and is first come, first served. For additional information, contact Dorothy English at 314-7082 or email@example.com.
Ironmaster’s Challenge: The sixth annual Ironmaster’s Challenge will be April 26 at Pine Grove Furnace State Park and Michaux State Forest. The Ironmaster’s Challenge features a 50K Ultra and a 15K Challenge, both of which are open to trail runners and hikers. For additional information or to register, visit www.ironmasterschallenge.com.
Zumba Classes: There will be Zumba classes held at the Dover Township Community Building every Monday and Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. For more information, contact Jennifer MIller at 891-4844 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indoor Batting Cage Rentals: Indoor batting cage rentals are available at Bowers Pavilion (Nitchkey Field) for the winter season. Rates are $25 per cage per hour or $75 per hour for the entire building. To rent, call Jason Aspito 501-4012 or Mike Zelger 676-9626.
Program signups: Rec sports leagues and teams for kids and adults
Girls’ intramural volleyball: The York YMCA is now accepting registrations for a girls’ intramural program for ages 9-10 and 11-15. The session for the 11-15 age group begins on Jan. 26 and is held for eight-straight Mondays at 7 p.m. The 9-10 year old session follows. For more information, contact email@example.com or call 843-7884.
Sports program for kids with autism: “Run, Jump, Play!” is an eight-week fitness program at Spooky Nook Sports for children ages 6-12 with autism. Winter session 2 will be 1-2 p.m. Saturdays through 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 and 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 until April 29. Participants will be required to sign in each evening for both programs. There is a $4 nightly fee. For more information call 717-741-3861, ext. 142 or visit http://www.yorktownshiprec.com.
West Shore Recreation: West Shore Recreation will offer various programs in January and February. Programs range from Aquacise, Tai Chi, Mommy/Daddy & Me Martial Arts, to men’s basketball and painting. Dates, times, and cost varies. For more information and a list of activities, visit www.westshorerec.org or call 920-9515.
Community Aquatics Program: The Central York community aquatics program offerings for winter 2014-2015 include 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. For additional information, contact aquatic director Cathleen Kindred at 846-5789 ext. 1375 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Fast-pitch clinic: The North Carroll High School girls’ fast-pitch softball team is sponsoring a 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 email@example.com.
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, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information is available at www.pennlegacy.org.
Indoor soccer: Registrations for an indoor soccer league at the York YMCA is now also underway and is for kids ages 4-14. The program begins on Feb. 14 and will be held for nine weeks. For more information, contact email@example.com or call 843-7884.
Softball: Registration packets are now available for pickup for the Coors Light White Rose Softball League. The packets can be picked up at York City Recreation & Parks, the Beer Barn at Queensgate Shopping Center or online at yorkcity.org. The deadline to enter is Feb. 16 and any registrations accepted between Feb. 16-23 will be charged an extra $50. No teams will be added after 4:30 p.m. Feb. 23.
Help wanted: Coaches, referees, officials, volunteers
(Looking for high school coaching openings? Head over to the Varsity Beat!)