Recreation Calendar lists upcoming events

February 26, 2013 

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.


March 2: Bradenton Country Club will hold the Cure for Kids tennis doubles tournament March 2 at Bradenton Country Club. The entry fee is $50 per person, plus $10 for two events. Register online at by Feb. 27. For more information, email Laurie at

Project Appleseed is an activity of The Revolutionary War Veterans Association and dedicated to teaching every American our shared heritage and history as well as traditional rifle marksmanship skills.

March 2-3: The Project Appleseed rifle marksmanship clinic will be held on March 2-3 at the Manatee Gun and Archery Club, 1805 Logue Rd., Myakka City. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The clinic starts at 8:30 a.m. and will continue until 5 p.m. both days. Participants will be taught fundamental rifle marksmanship skills that are to allow a rifleman to be accurate out to 400 yards, with iron sights, standard rifle and surplus ammo. Most of the instruction at a Project Appleseed event is conducted on the firing range at 25 yards, at reduced size targets to simulate 100 to 400 yards. Students will learn safe gun handling, proper use of a sling and Revolutionary War history. Please bring your own ear/eye protection, rifle with sling and ammo, rifle mat, bug repellent, hat, sunscreen, a packed lunch, snacks and drinks. Please bring plenty of water to stay hydrated. A .22-caliber rifle is recommended due to the cost of ammo, but participants may use a centerfire rifle if preferred. About 250 rounds of ammo will be needed per day. Marksmanship clinic fees are $50 for one day and $80 for two days for adult males, $20 for one day and $40 for two days for adult females, $10 for one day and $20 for two days for youth younger than 18 or one free youth per paying adult. Active military, guard and reserve, law enforcement officers with identification, disabled, elected officials and Revolutionary War re-enactors in costume are admitted free. Additional club range fees of $15 per day apply for all. To register online, go to For more info, contact Bruce Smith at 904-424-3855 or email

March 5: The Pittsburgh Pirates and Bradenton Marauders are accepting registrations for the fourth annual Baseball Basics for Women clinic. The clinic is intended for youth adult and adult women interested in learning or refining their baseball fundamentals. It will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 5 at McKechnie Field. The registration fee is $40. Pirates major- and minor-league player players and coaches will instruct participants in hitting, catching, running the bases and fielding. Each participant will receive a free T-shirt and a ticket to the March 8 game against the Baltimore Orioles. Gecko's Grill & Pub will provide dinner after the clinic. Visit for a registration form or contact Stacy Morgan at 941-747-3031, ext. 4365, or

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