Local Events

Recreation calendar: March 6-12

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 BH-sportsdesk@bradenton.com or fax to 745-7097.


Ongoing: Boater’s World at DeSoto Square holds a series of free seminars with local captains. Upcoming seminars: March 17 — Capt. Jack Hartman on spring tactics for success; March 31 — Capt. Terry Frankford on redfish and sheepshead techniques; April 7 — Capts. Pete and Mark Kelley on saltwater and freshwater techniques; April 14 — Guide Steve Gibson with a fishing for the exotics slide presentation; May 5 — Capts. Brady Nelson and Josh Ramsey on summer time redfish; May 19 — Capt. Ray Markham on fishing the tides. All sessions are at 7 p.m. Information: (941) 747-8339.

March 9-May 16: The Manatee County YMCA, Bradenton Branch, is offering an adult 3-on-3 basketball league. The cost is $30 for YMCA members, $60 for nonmembers. Games will be played at 8 p.m. Mondays. Information: (941) 792-7484 or www.manateeymca.org.

March 9-May 16: The Manatee County YMCA, Bradenton Branch, is offering indoor soccer (ages 4-11), outdoor soccer (ages 11-13), flag football (ages 6-13) and T-Ball (ages 4-5). The cost is free for YMCA members, $65 for nonmembers. Information: (941) 792-7484 or www.manateeymca.org.

March 16-May 23: The Lakewood Ranch YMCA is offering Little Hitters (ages 4-5), T-Ball (6-7), indoor soccer (4-5, 6-7, 8-10), outdoor soccer (11-13) and flag football (6-7, 8-9, 10-13). Registration has begun at 5100 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Bradenton. Information: (941) 782-0220 or www.manateeymca.org.

March 21: The Manatee High School Sugar Canes Dance Team will host a technique clinic from 9 a.m.-noon at the school gymnasium for those in grades 7-10 interested in joining the team. The cost is $25. Forms are available in your school office, or register by phone at 920-0935. You can also register the day of the clinic. Tryouts for the team will be held March 23-28.

April 19: The K-Swiss 10K at Heritage Harbour begins at 7:30 a.m. at Heritage Harbour’s Central Park, a half-mile east of Interstate 75 on State Road 64. The race is USATF certified and stands as the RRCA-FL state championship 10K. Information and registration: www.BradentonRunnersClub.com.

Ongoing: The YMCA is starting the Tracey Sanders Winning Edge Training Program designed to improve overall athletic skills for ages 10-18. The cost is $150. Classes are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on the back fields of the Lakewood Ranch Branch YMCA, 5100 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. Information: 782-0220.