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.


Ongoing: Boater’s World at DeSoto Square holds a series of free seminars with local captains. Upcoming seminars: March 3 — Capts. Jason Ramsey and TJ Stewart on saltwater tactics; 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.

Feb. 28-April 4 : The next program for tennis lessons at the Manatee County YMCA Bradenton Branch, 3805 59th St. W., begins Feb. 28. The six-week program is held at the Sugg Middle School tennis courts on Saturday mornings. Information: 792-7484.

February : The Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex will hold public skating from 10 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday, 8-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 1-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. The cost is $8 for regular admission, $6 for seniors (55 and older) and free for children 3-under. Skate rental is $3.

Through March 7 : Bradenton Country Club will hold a varsity youth team tennis league for grades K-5. There is a minimum of four players and a maximum of eight per team. The cost is $75 a child for the six-week league that includes team T-shirts, tennis balls, trophies, racquets and an awards party. Information: Laurie Tinnell, 792-2293 or

Through March 7 : Bradenton Country Club is offering free tennis classes for ages 5-12 from 10-11 a.m. Saturdays (except for Jan. 24) to the first 25 kids who register. Racquets will be provided. Players must wear tennis shoes. Information: Laurie Tinnell, 792-2293 or

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 non-members. Games will be played at 8 p.m. on Mondays. Information: (941) 792-7484 or

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 non-members. Information: (941) 792-7484 or

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

April 19 : The K-Swiss 10K at Heritage Harbour begins at 7:30 a.m. at Heritage Harbour’s Central Park, located 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: