WHEN: 5 to 7 p.m. today, March 23
WHERE: Dr. Powers Park, corner of Tracy Boulevard and Lowell Avenue.
DETAILS: Tracy Parks and Community Services, the United States Tennis Association, Future Stars 2000 and local teaching pro Gary Heil will host an event for kids ages 4 and older and for adults interested in the city’s tennis lessons. The event is also an introduction to tennis summer camps, junior league teams and private lessons.
INFO: Gary Heil, 601-2209; or Tracy Parks and Community Services, 831-6200 or www.tracyartsandrec.com
Youth bass tournament sign-ups
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 24
WHERE: New Heart Community Church, 1647 Bessie Ave.
DETAILS: The church will host a youth bass tournament for children from low-income families Saturday, May 19, at River’s End Marina. The day will include a barbecue and trophies for all participants. Pre-registration on Saturday, March 24, is required. Space is limited, and participants must show proof of residence and income.
INFO: Carol Snodderly, 346-4030 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tritons swim tryouts
WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 24
WHERE: Tracy High pool, 315 E. 11th St.
DETAILS: The Tritons swim club, which begins practice April 1 and will compete through mid-July, will have tryouts.
COST: No cost to try out
Kimball freshman orientation
WHEN: 7 p.m. Monday, March 26
WHERE: Athletic Complex, Kimball High School, 3200 Jaguar Run
DETAILS: Kimball High School Athletic Director Steve Thornton will host a presentation for eighth-graders who plan to participate in athletics at Kimball High during the 2012-13 school year. Parents and students will have the opportunity to meet the coaches and learn more about the athletic programs at Kimball High. Participation requirements, fees, eligibility, practice schedules, and off season workouts will be discussed.
INFO: Steve Thornton, 832-6600, ext. 4075, or email@example.com
West High swim clinic
WHEN: 4:30 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, March 26 to 29
WHERE: Pinkie Phillips Aquatics Center, West High, 1775 W. Lowell Ave.
DETAILS: The West High swim team will host a four-day clinic for swimmers of all levels, from beginner to advanced. Advance registration is recommended, as space is limited.
INFO: Pam McCain, 914-0475 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracy High cheer tryouts
WHEN: 5 to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday, March 26 to 29
WHERE: Tracy High main gym, 315 E. 11th St.
DETAILS: Tracy High Cheer will host tryouts for the 2012-13 school year. Proper forms and paperwork must be completed before the tryout dates. Participants should visit www.thscheer.com for required forms.
INFO: Sheila Soares, 815-6187 or email@example.com
Girls basketball league
WHEN: Sign-ups through March 30
WHERE: Tracy Boys & Girls Club, 753 W. Lowell Ave.,
DETAILS: The Tracy Boys & Girls Club will host a girls basketball league. Registration will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday until March 30. Games will be played on Saturdays from April 21 to June 9. There will also be a player clinic April 3.
Tracy baseball crab feed
WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday, March 31
WHERE: IPFES Hall, 430 W. Ninth St.
DETAILS: The Tracy High Baseball Boosters will host a crab feed and live and silent auctions to raise money for the team. Cocktails are at 6 p.m., and dinner is at 7 p.m.
INFO: Debbi Rogers, 610-4433
West freshman orientation
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3
WHERE: Steve Thornton Gymnasium, West High, 1775 W. Lowell Ave.
DETAILS: West High will host an athletic orientation for all incoming freshmen for the 2012-13 school year. Coaches from all of the Wolf Pack athletic programs will be on hand to take sign-ups, provide summer practice information and answer any questions. Counselors will also be available to help with class registration and to provide new information on the NCAA academic entrance standards.
INFO: Matt Loggins, 830-3370, ext. 3064.
West High School cheer meeting
WHEN: 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 17
WHERE: West High cafeteria, 1775 W. Lowell Ave.
DETAILS: West High students who want to try out for the 2012-13 cheer squads should attend this session and pick up a tryout packet and get information on upcoming tryouts. Parents must also attend.
INFO: Cristina Tanner, head cheer coach, 481-4984
CPOA memorial run
WHEN: 7:30 a.m. Saturday, May 12
WHERE: Shadow Cliffs Regional Regional Park, 2500 Stanley Blvd., in Pleasanton
DETAILS: The fourth annual California Peace Officers Association’s Memorial Run and Family Barbecue honors officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty, and supports the families they’ve left behind through Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS), California Chapter. The run includes 10K and 5K races, plus a 1-mile run for kids 12 and younger. The 10K race starts at 8:20 a.m., the 5K at 9 a.m. and the children’s run at 10:15 a.m. Entry fees include a barbecue catered by Outback Steakhouse, which will begin at 11 a.m., along with the awards ceremony.
COST: Race, $40, with a $5 discount for those who register before May 8; kids’ fun run, $20; barbecue alone, $12 adults and $7 kids 12 and younger
INFO: On Your Mark Events, 795-7832; or Active.com
Charity mud run
WHEN: 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 16
WHERE: Eagal Lakes Resort, 12 W. Lorenzen Road
DETAILS: Recon Run is a 5K boot camp-style adventure-obstacle-mud run designed for families, athletes, running groups, police and fire personnel and teachers. Proceeds will help Modesto Junior College track and field and cross country teams, Military Moms of Tracy and The Semper Fi Fund, which supports injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Organizers expect more than 4,000 participants and 2,000 spectators. Multiple waves of runners will take on the course at 15-minute intervals starting at 8:45. Check-in is at 7:30 a.m. There will also be a free 400-meter obstacle course for kids younger than 13 from 10 a.m. to noon. Those who register before April 15 will receive a $10 per-person discount.
COST: $65 per person; $60 per person for teams; $55 for military with ID and Eagal Lakes members
INFO: 640-4252 or http://reconrun.com.
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