Recreation calendar

December 4, 2012 

recreation calendar

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 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 or register online at

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

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

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