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.
Sept. 21: The Firearms Training Institute of Sarasota will host an NRA First Steps Pistol Course on Sept. 21 at the AmericInn Hotel conference room, 5931 Fruitville Road, Sarasota. The class starts at 8 a.m. The course will be taught by local NRA certified instructors and cover the basics of safe gun handling and shooting. The four-hour course will emphasize the safe and proper handling and use of pistols. Participants will learn about firearm safety, parts and operation, shooting fundamentals, maintenance, storage options and more. This course meets the Florida training requirements for Concealed Carry Permit applicants. Non-residents are eligible. For details on the course, contact Dr. Gerald Colbert at 941-706-4358 or 941-315-0152, email@example.com or www.ftisarasota.com.
Jan. 18-19: Registrations are being accepted for the 2014 Manatee County Lacrosse Shoot-Out to be held Jan. 18-19 at Lakewood Ranch. The event is an open club event for all school, recreation and club teams within the Southeast Atlantic region. The tournament features round-robin competition, with all teams guaranteed five games. Competition levels of A and B are available for both boys and girls teams between the ages of 9 and 18. Registration information is available at the Shoot-Out page at usamateursports.com under lacrosse. For more information, email to firstname.lastname@example.org.