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.
Nov. 14-20: The Manatee County Parks and Recreation’s Winter 4-on-4 Flag Football League will hold registration from Nov. 14-20 at G.T. Bray Park Recreation Center. The league begins play Dec. 7, and the cost for each eight-player team is $325. Games will be played on Wednesday nights at G.T. Bray park. For more information, contact Ashley D’Arpino at 742-5923, www.mymanatee.org or www.teamsideline.com/manatee.
Ongoing: Champions MMA, 1980 First St., offers several classes to keep children active as well as build and maintain confidence and a positive attitude. Lil Champions Kids Classes for ages 4-8 are held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays. Champions Youth Classes for ages 9-13 are held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays. Champions MMA also offers professional instruction in kickboxing, Brazilian jui-jitsu, wrestling, Muay Tai and fun fitness cardio MMA games. Classes for beginners, advanced and fighters both amateur and pro are offered to men and women ages 13 and older from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Contact Marley Gail, program coordinator, at 758-2857. email@example.com.
Ongoing: Bradenton Senior Softball League play for men 60 and older is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. every Monday and Thursday at Palma Sola Park. Call Lloyd Grantham at 792-5576 or Al Youmans at 795-6783 for more details.
Ongoing: Palma Sola Botanical Park is offering the following classes:
n Yoga/pilates with Laura Bennett from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays. Call 758-1741 for information.
n Introduction to yoga with Pat Richmond from 10-11:15 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. There is no charge for the class, but donations will support the botanical park. Call 795-8223 for more information.
n Yoga with Angela Simone from 1-2:15 p.m. Tuesdays and 6-7:15 p.m. Thursdays.
n Full body cardio and strength conditioning with Key Fitch from 8:45-9:45 Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call 779-4082 for information.
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Ongoing: The Salvation Army Community Sports Program is considering expanding. Coaches, players and teams are needed for a possible new indoor soccer league. Information: Tom Vick at (941) 755-3248.
Ongoing: Tyler Pastornicky, a two-time Minor League All-Star and current Atlanta Braves prospect, will be conducting professional hitting lessons in the Bradenton area. All ages and ability levels are welcome. Information: (941) 716-4890.
Ongoing: Game Ready Scout Team is looking for baseball players from 13-18-under that want to play at the next level. For more information, call Game Ready Scout Day at (863) 559-4405 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ongoing: The Manatee Adult Baseball League is accepting applications from adults of all ages and talent levels for roster positions. All players joining the league are assigned to a team. Positions are open for regular roster players and taxi squad players. Walk-on players are welcome to participate subject to opening availability. All games are played Wednesday nights at Lakewood Ranch High. Information: (941) 748-8470 or www.ManateeBaseball.com.
Ongoing: Manatee County Parks and Recreation is looking for officials ($20 a game certified, $17 a game uncertified) and scorekeepers ($7.50 a game) for its ongoing leagues. Information: (941) 742-5926.
Ongoing: The PAL Boxing Program offers classes year-round for ages 6 and up from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. Cost is $20 a month. Information: (941) 747-1118, ext. 153 or (941) 587-1671.
Ongoing: Broomball is being played 9-10 p.m. Saturdays at the Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex. Cost is $5 a person. Groups interested in playing should call Cindy at (941) 723-3663. Combo rates are available for broomball and public ice skating.
Ongoing: The Gulf Coast Cheerleading and Tumble Teams and Classes in Bradenton are available for ages 4-18. Information: (941) 75-CHEER.
Ongoing: The Manatee County Dart Organization has a Tuesday night league at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $25, and the location varies week to week. Information: (941) 228-0975 or email@example.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.
Ongoing: Palma Sola Botanical Park is hosting a yoga/pilates class from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday; for information, call Laura Bennett at 758-1741. There is an introduction to yoga class from 10-11 a.m. Monday and Wednesday; for information, call Pat Richmond at 795-8223.
Ongoing: Suncoast Golf Center offers instructional clinics for ladies at 6 p.m. Thursdays, for juniors at 9 a.m. Saturdays and for adults at 11 a.m. Saturday. The course and driving range are lighted and open until 9 p.m. There is also video analysis instruction by a PGA qualified golf professional. Information: (941) 351-2666 or www.suncoastgolfcenter.com.
Ongoing: River Run offers two-day schools for adults and juniors. There are a limited number of openings per school. Information: Clint Wright at (941) 708-8459.
Ongoing: Players are wanted for an NHPA Sanction League from 12:30-4 p.m. Thursday and for a Tuesday fun league. Beginners welcome. Show up at the courts at G.T. Bray off 2100 51st St. W. If you are interested in a 6-9 p.m. evening league, call 755-5222.
Ongoing: Hockey 101, instructional classes for players of all ages, is held 8-9 a.m. Saturdays at the Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex. Cost is $12. Information: (941) 723-3663, ext. 14.
Ongoing: Learn to Play Hockey classes for women only are held at 8 p.m. on Mondays at the Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex. Cost is $20 per session. Information: (941) 723-3663, ext. 14.
Ongoing: Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex offers skating lessons for all ages. Classes run Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday. Information: (941) 723-3663, ext. 13 or www.ellentonice.com.
Ongoing: Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex offers open skating from 10 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday, 1:45-3 p.m. Wednesday, 1-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and 8-10 p.m. Saturday. The cost for admission is $8.00, $6.50 for ages 55-older, free for ages 3-under, and skate rental is $3.00.
Ongoing : The Stardust Center, 2571 12th St., Sarasota, offers instructional roller hockey (beginners, intermediate, advanced) for ages 6 and older; recreational hockey leagues for ages 7-11, 11-14 and 14-17; and adult (18 and older) pick-up hockey. All classes and leagues compete at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Instructional classes are $90 for a 10-week session; recreational leagues are $125 (10 weeks); and adult hockey is $8 a week. Information: Ronni or John at (941) 365-6888.
Ongoing : Mixed Martial Arts, grappling and kickboxing for adults and children from 6-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday at 1980 First St. W., Bradenton. Champions Mixed Martial Arts owner/instructor Andy Glenn and Paula Ellis. Information: 753-2850 or 730-3130.
Ongoing : Hollobaugh’s Karate and Kickboxing Center offers classes at 6:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays. Cost is $65 a month. No signup fees or contracts. Center is in the second story of USA Bostock’s Tae Kown Do, 3322 Manatee Ave. W. A Lakewood Ranch Dojo is offered 6-7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Lakewood Ranch YMCA. Information: (941) 726-6202.
Ongoing : Manatee Martial Arts offers instruction in Okinawan Shuri Karate for men, women and children. Shuri Ryu is a traditional form of karate with student emphasis on self-defense, forms and controlled sparring. Classes are held in the Activity Center at G.T. Bray, 5504 33rd Ave. W. Classes meet 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Fee is $42 a month. Information: (941) 742-5974 or 722-0335.
Ongoing : EMK Fitness and Martial Arts at 4259 14th St. W., offers classes 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday-Friday for kids and adults. A summer program is available for kids at $85 a week. An after-school program is also available, including transportation. Information: (941) 744-0400 or www.xtrememarshallarts.com.
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Ongoing : Martial Smart is having its grand opening and offers eight-week classes for $129, which includes uniform. The classes offer training in Shim Shin-Do MMA and Original Tae Kwon-Do. Information: (941) 962-4044 or www.martialsmart.com.
Wednesdays : Boater’s World at 3904 Tamiami Trail in Sarasota holds a series of free seminars with local captains. All sessions are at 7 p.m.
Ongoing: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation has Dove Club permits good for Saturday, half-day hunts, enabling the permit holder and a youth to each take a daily bag limit for birds. Permits cost $150 and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Information: (888) 486-8356.
Ongoing : Crossfire Extreme Indoor Paintball is offered at the Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex from 9:30-11:30 p.m. on Friday; 1:30-3:30 p.m., 4:30-6:30 p.m. and 7:30-10:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The cost is $45 for an entire day, $25 for two hours and $5 for a 15-minute session. It’s $3 per tank refill for air, and you get unlimited balls. Information: (941) 723-0560.
Ongoing : The Anna Maria Island Community Center has a league for people 21 and older 1:30-3:30 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Monday, 9-11 a.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. The game combines ping-pong, tennis and badminton. The cost is free for members, $10 for nonmembers. Information: (941) 778-1908.
Ongoing : The Bradenton Runners Club has weekly activities for walkers, joggers and runners -- 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Manatee County Library (3-6 miles); 7:30 a.m. Saturdays, Beacon Lake at Heritage Harbour (3-6 miles); 8 a.m. Saturdays, Coquina Beach; 7 a.m. Sundays (May-October) or 7:30 a.m. (November-April), Cafe on the Beach (9-11 miles). Information: (941) 750-8572 or www.bradentonrunnersclub.com.
Ongoing : The Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex is available for school fundraisers. Public skating sessions can be set aside for fundraisers, as a portion of the total sales for those sessions will be sent back to the school. Information: Cindy at (941) 723-3663.
Ongoing: Roller skating lessons for all ages, and well as training for competitive artistic skating, are available at the Stardust Center, 2571 12th St., Sarasota. Five 30-minute skating lessons are $40. Lessons are 10:30-11 a.m. Saturdays. Cost includes roller skate rental and five free skating passes. Information: Ronni or Dawn at (941) 365-6888.
Ongoing : MVP Arena Sports, located inside the Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex, is forming adult and youth indoor soccer leagues. Information: (941) 723-0560 or www.mvparenasports.com.
Ongoing : Bradenton Senior Softball is holding winter season games from 9-11 a.m. on Monday and Thursday at G.T. Bray for players age 60 and older. Information: 795-6783 or 792-5576.
Ongoing : Lessons are available at all three YMCA branches -- Lakewood Ranch Branch at (941) 782-0220, South Branch at (941) 755-4606 or Bradenton Branch YMCA at (941) 792-7484. Ages available are 6 months to adult. There are a variety of days and times from which to choose. Cost for YMCA members is free, all others $55 a session.
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Ongoing : Bostock’s USA TAE KWON DO offers ongoing martial arts classes, self defense classes and martial arts fitness classes that are available for children ages 3 and up as well as adults. After-school pick up is also available. Bostock’s USA TAE KWON DO has four locations. Information: (941) 749-5400.
Ongoing : G.T. Bray is featuring introductory programs for beginners of all ages and those returning to the game. There will be a Kids Program, Adult Program and Cardio Tennis open to the public. Information: www.gabrielferrer.com or (941) 545-5729.
Ongoing : Kidz Kourt Tennis is available for kids of all ages from 5-6 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at G.T. Bray. You can register at www.gabrielferrer.com or 448-4079.
Ongoing : Bradenton Country Club is offering a cardio tennis class from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Fridays. The cost is $15. Information: Laurie Tinnell, 792-2293 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ongoing : The Manatee County YMCA Bradenton Branch, 3805 59th St. W., offers tennis lessons. The six-week program is held at the Sugg Middle School tennis courts on Saturday mornings. Information: 792-7484.
Ongoing : Adult leagues are held 8-10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 7-9 p.m. Sundays at the South Branch YMCA, 3675 53rd Ave. E. The Cost to YMCA members is free, all others $5 a visit. Information: (941) 755-4606.
Ongoing : The Gulf Coast Volleyball Officials Association is looking for high school officials. Part-time work is available, and training is provided. Information: (941) 359-7806.
Ongoing : The Manatee Kids Wrestling Club is open to K-8 wrestlers from Manatee and Sarasota counties. The club meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Manatee High wrestling room. Advanced practices are available for experienced wrestlers on Wednesday nights. Information: coach Todd Fulk at (941) 322-9823.
Ongoing : Youth wrestling practices for the East Manatee Wrestling Club will be held 6-7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Lakewood Ranch High School. Practices are open to youths ages 5-15. No experience is necessary. Wrestlers will learn basic techniques, improve their conditioning and have the opportunity to compete both as a group and individually. Tournaments are held locally, and costs are minimal. Information: (941) 749-1360.