Recreation calendar

July 15, 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.


July 19-27: BEACH DAWGS Baseball has announced tryout dates for the fall season. Dates and times include 8U/9U/10U from 9-11:30 a.m. July 19-20 and 12:30-2:30 p.m. July 26-27, 11U/12U from 12:30-2:30 p.m. July 19-20 and 3:30-5:30 p.m. July 26-27 and 13U/14U from 3:30-5:30 p.m. July 19-20 and 9-11:30 a.m. July 26-27. Players of all skill levels and experienced are invited to tryout. All interested players must register online at or call 941-705-5435.

July 19-20, Aug. 16-17: The Project Appleseed rifle marksmanship clinic will be held from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on July 19-20 and Aug. 16-17 at the Manatee Gun and Archery Club, 1805 Logue Road, Myakka City. Registration begins at 8 a.m. each day. Participants are taught fundamental rifle marksmanship skills 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. Participants should bring ear/eye protection, a rifle with sling, ammunition, rifle mat, bug repellent, hat, sunscreen, a packed lunch, snacks, drinks, and plenty of water. A .22-caliber rifle is recommended due to the cost of ammunition, but a centerfire rifle is acceptable if preferred. About 500 rounds of ammunition will be needed per weekend. The clinic fees are $60 for adults, $20 for youth younger than 18 and free for law enforcement officers with identification and elected officials. Additional club range fees of $20 per day applies for all. To register online, go to For more info, contact Bruce Smith at 904-424-3855 or email

July 21-23: Boys and girls interested in attending a volleyball camp for rising 5th-12th-grade players may contact Nancy Cothron at The camp is set from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 21-23. Area coaches will be assisting. The cost is $120, $100 if you bring a friend. Contact Coach Cothron for registration forms and more information at 941-915-3097.

July 21-25: English Premier League club West Bromwich Albion will host a soccer coaching clinic July 21-25 at Eckerd College. Albion's expert coaching staff will pass on their knowledge to players and coaches through a partnership with American-based company U.S. Soccer Resume. Full details about the Tampa Bay area camp, which is open to players from 8 to 16-years-old, are available at: The club's academy coaches will host five-day camps for players ages 8 to 16 and a two-hour clinic for coaches in each location, before heading back to the United Kingdom to support preparations for the 2014-15 Premier League campaign. The camp costs $99 for one day, or $495.00 for the full week of sessions. The camps can be followed on Twitter//

July 21-23, Aug. 11-13: Two more junior golf camps, on July 21-23 and Aug. 11-13, will be held this summer at Bobby Jones Golf Club for students ages 8-18. Each camp is three days long and is a fun summer experience that combines exercise, the outdoors, learning a new skill and food. The camp rate is $100 per student. The camps will include 2.5 hours of instruction for three days by a PGA professional with a kid-friendly lunch following the clinic. For more information, visit or contact the golf shop: 941-954-4163.

July 22, 26: The Anna Maria Island Community Center and the Panda Foundation will offer free tennis clinics for youth and adults at the Community Center tennis courts. The youth clinic, an introductory class for ages 6-18, will take place from 9 a.m.-noon July 22. The adult clinic will be held from 9 a.m.-noon July 26 and will feature academy pro instructors. Early registration is recommended, and donations for the Community Center Tennis Program would be appreciated. For more information, contact Jennifer Griffith at 941-778-1908, ext. 9204.

July 26: The Firearms Training Institute of Sarasota will host an NRA First Steps Pistol Course on July 26 at the AmericInn Hotel Conference Room, 5931 Fruitville Road. The class starts at 8 a.m. The four-hour course will be taught by local NRA certified instructors and cover the basics of safe gun handling and shooting. 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 also are eligible. For details, contact Dr. Gerald Colbert at 941-706-4358 or 941-315-0152, or

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