Recreation Calendar lists upcoming events

March 18, 2014 

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 19-22: The Shuffleboard Masters Tournaments will be hosted by the Southwest Coast District from March 19-22 at Palmetto Mobile Home Park. There will be two tournaments held at the same time with eight men and eight ladies playing in each. The tournament will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Admission is free. For more information, contact Sue Daidone at 941-722-4967.

March 22-23: The Project Appleseed rifle marksmanship clinic will be held March 22-23 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 are taught fundamental rifle marksmanship skills that are to allow a rifleman to be accurate out to 400 yards, with iron sights, a standard rifle and surplus ammunition. 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 rifle sling and Revolutionary War history. Please bring your own ear/eye protection, a rifle with sling, ammunition, rifle mat, bug repellent, hat, sunscreen, a packed lunch, snacks, drinks, and plenty of water to stay hydrated. A .22-caliber rifle is recommended due to the cost of ammunition, but you can use a centerfire rifle if preferred. About 250 rounds of ammunition will be needed per day. The fees are $40, $60 for both days, for adults, $15 for one day, $20 both days for youth younger than 18 and free for active-duty military, law enforcement officies with identification and elected officials. Additional club range fees of $15 per day applies for all. To register online, go to For more info, contact Bruce Smith at 904-424-3855 or email

April 6-7: Team registrations are being accepted for the 2014 Lax Max Florida Lacrosse Tournament being held at Lakewood Ranch during the weekend of April 6-7. Lax Max is designed for recreation travel and town team programs within the state of Florida. The event offers a choice of either a one-day, three-game jamboree or a two-day tournament. Lax Max Florida features male and female round-robin competitions, with A, B and C recreation travel competition levels for the dual age groupings of U-10 through U-18. This is a non club level event. Registration information is available at the Lax Max Florida web page located under the lacrosse section at For additional information, e-mail

April 12, 19: The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotillas 81 and 85 will offer boating safety courses on April 12 and 19 at G.T. Bray park, 5801 33rd Ave. Drive W. The course will run from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. each day. The cost is $35 per person or $55 per couple sharing a book. Participants will learn about kinds of boats, boating laws, safety equipment, navigation, trailering, storing, boating emergencies and safety issues. The course prepares participants for the Florida Safe Boater's Card. Boat operators born after Jan. 1, 1988, must have the card to operate a motorboat with 10 or more horsepower. The course also will be offered May 10 and 17, June 14 and 21 and July 12 and 19. For more information, call Bill Osolin at 941-518-0609 or email

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