Archive for Friday, March 26, 2010

Rec calendar

March 26, 2010


Lawrence Bicycle Club

Various rides Tuesday through Sunday. Call Paul Corcoran at 842-5273 or e-mail

GP Velo Tek Youth Cycling

Team rides and meetings for youth age 8 to 18. Loaner bikes available. Call Jim Whitaker at 843-8356 or visit

Lawrence Tennis Assn.

World Team Tennis leagues run from April to October at Lawrence Tennis Center. For information, call Bud Pettit at 841-8013 or visit

Lawrence Aquahawks

Monday through Saturday — practice times vary according to ability and age. Call the Aquahawks at 393-7966 or visit the Web site at for further contact information.

Masters Swim Club

Lawrence River City Sharks, a Masters swim fitness group, meets at 5:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at Lawrence Municipal Pool during the summer and at LIAC during the school year. Call Kent or Annette McDonald at 843-4290.

Run Lawrence

Club meets at 4 p.m. on first Sunday of each month at basement conference room of Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Regular group run at 8 a.m. Sundays from Deerfield School. For information, call Greg Burger at 887-6745, e-mail or go to

Kansas Rugby Football Club

Club plays a regular schedule of matches and tournaments in the fall and spring. Visit, e-mail or call Mo Carmichael at 218-6453.

Falbo Knows Tennis Academy

Programs for beginners through advanced players. Call John Falbo at 865-3540 or e-mail

Kaw Valley Soccer Association

Youth leagues in the fall and spring. Camps in summer. For information, go to or call 749-5872.

Lawrence Adult Soccer League

Fall and spring leagues, premier, club and recreational divisions. For information, go to or call Andy Bentley at 312-7384.

Fred Roll Workout

Beginning strength and conditioning for seventh grade through adult. Call 749-3200 or e-mail

First Serve Tennis

Now enrolling all ages and skill levels for new clinics and programs. Private and group lessons also available. For information, call 749-3200 or go to

Kansas Soccer Academy

Premier soccer team for boys and girls ages U10-U18. Mark Francis and Jason Pendleton club directors. For information, go to

Home Plate Baseball

Former Kansas University assistant baseball coach Wilson Kilmer offers individual and small-group instruction for baseball and softball players of all ages. Individual and group practice areas are available by reservation. For more information visit, or contact Kilmer at 393-9564 or by e-mail at

Lawrence Table Tennis Club

Competition most Tuesdays from 7:30-9:45 p.m. at Holcom Rec Center. For information, call Neil Brown at 830-9652.

Go Mom Go

An outdoor fitness program for women. Sessions are held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at various outdoor locations. All fitness levels are welcome. For more info, call Becky at 760-3387 or Sherlyn at 840-0636.

Jayhawk Model Masters R/C Club

A club that promotes building and flying radio control aircraft. Meetings are the third Saturday of the month, and events are held the following Tuesday. Other events are family nights at the club field below the Clinton Lake dam April through October and model talks November through March. For information, call Jerry Foree at 749-0594 or visit

Baseball Academy

Former Kansas University baseball players Matt Duncan, Eric Thompson and Kevin Wheeler have a year-round baseball academy, providing individual and small-group instruction for ages 8-18. For information, contact Duncan at or 766-7284.

Lawrence Ultimate Summer League Frisbee

Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the YSI fields. Contact Ernie at 785-979-3738 or go to

Therapy Works Sports Acceleration

TherapyWorks Sports Acceleration speed training program helps athletes of all ability levels succeed by increasing their power, speed and agility. For a free trial or more information, contact James Findley at 785-749-1300.

Trail Hawks Trail Runs

Lawrence's original trail — and ultra-running — club, the Lawrence Trail Hawks, hosts two weekly beginner-friendly trail runs on the scenic trails along the Kansas River. The Beginners' Trail Run, Mondays, and the women-only “Gal Gallop,” Thursdays, meet at 6:30 p.m. at the trailhead parking lot, just off 8th and Oak in North Lawrence. The supportive, noncompetitive group runs, usually between two and six miles, are open to participants of all ages and skill levels. There's no charge to participate. For more information on this and other group runs, and events including contacts, visit

OrthoKansas Programs

OrthoKansas, PA offers three sports performance programs for the competitive or recreational athlete. Programs are supervised and utilize both land-based and aquatic training. These programs include a post rehab conditioning program for return-to-sport, a sport performance improvement program and core training for throwers. For more information contact 838-7846 or e-mail

Sandrats Runs

The Sandrats running club meets for group runs at 5 p.m. Wednesdays in the parking lot east of the track at Lawrence High. Runners of all abilities are welcome. For more information contact Steve Riley at


SettingTheRecordStraight 8 years, 2 months ago

Your tax dollars are subsidizing table tennis, radio controlled car clubs and frisbee leagues. Now the government wants more of your income for a new library. Aren't you outraged?

J Good Good 8 years, 2 months ago

Hello? These organization are not subsidized by the government. These are separate entities started by individuals.

SettingTheRecordStraight 8 years, 2 months ago

They are Parks and Rec supported programs. They receive either direct Parks and Rec (taxpayer) funding, free promotion by Parks and Rec (which has a cost) or free/discounted facilities usage, which is paid for by tax dollars.

randysavage 8 years, 2 months ago

SettingTheRecordStraight (anonymous) says… They are Parks and Rec supported programs. They receive either direct Parks and Rec (taxpayer) funding, free promotion by Parks and Rec (which has a cost) or free/discounted facilities usage, which is paid for by tax dollars.

1) "They receive direct P&R funding"....wrong 2) "Free promotion by P&R"....wrong. Seems to me that this is a Recreation calendar. Not a LPRD calendar. If any one is giving out "free promotion" its the LJW. 3) "Free/Discounted facilities usage"...right. But have you ever stepped foot in Holcom/ELC/Community Building??? Any man, woman or child can walk in and make use of the equipment provided. They are simply taking advantage of the opportunities afforded to them; just ask the homeless people that use the locker rooms to shower on a daily basis.

SettingTheRecordStraight 8 years, 2 months ago


The Lawrence Parks and Rec budget is over $9 million a year. Only half of that comes in through user fees. The rest is a government outlay of the taxpayers' money which goes to support things like ping pong leagues, R/C car clubs, kickball leagues, frisbee tournaments and the like.

It's unfair for everyone to be forced to subsidize the hobbies of a special few.

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