Recreation Calendar lists upcoming events first followed by ongoing events in rotation, in alphabetical order, as space permits. Send items to Recreation Calendar, P.O. Box 921, Bradenton, FL 34206; e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 745-7097.
Dec. 7: Bradenton's 17th annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 starting on Old Main Street. The event benefits the Arthritis Foundation. The 5K run/walk begins at 7 p.m., and the 1-mile run/walk starts at 7:10 p.m. Registration begins at 5 p.m. There will be commemorative long-sleeve T-shirts and jingle bells with laces. Music, food, vendors, Santa, a kids zone and VIP tent will be available. For full details, including an entry form, visit http://runnergirl.com/races.shtml#december or register online at http://2012jbrbradenton.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1029370.
Dec. 15-16: Junior golfers ages 11-18 are invited to compete in the Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour Gulf Coast Junior Championship on Dec. 15-16 in Gulf Shores, Ala. The entry deadline is noon Dec. 12. Call Owen Seiler at 318-402-2446 or enter online at www.arrowheadjgt.com.
Ongoing: The Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex is offering a Learn to Skate Program taught by professional coaches and Olympians using the U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills Program. The basic skills program is a beginning ice skating program that features nine levels, from Snowplow Sam (tots) through Basic 8. There also are adult levels 1-4. Sessions last eight weeks and run year round. Skaters may sign up for lessons that run once, twice or three times per week for a 45-minute group class. For more information on fees and class schedules, visit www.ellentonice.com.