Ad Astra swimming: Ad Astra Area Aquatics is always accepting new swimmers. For information, contact coach Patrick at 331-6940 or coach Katie at 766-7423 or visit the website at adastraareaaquatics.org.
Horseshoes anyone?: Anyone interested in pitching horseshoes is welcome at 7 p.m. every Thursday at Broken Arrow. Contact Wynne at 843-8450.
Aquahawks openings: The Aquahawks are always accepting new members. The Aquahawks are a year-round USA Swimming-sponsored competitive swim team. The Aquahawks offer a swim lesson program and competitive swim team for all ages. The Aquahawks are coached by professional coaches with weekly practices geared toward a variety of skill levels. For information contact Andrew Schmidt at email@example.com.
Table tennis club: The Lawrence Table Tennis club meets from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays at the Lawrence Jewish Community Center, 917 Highland Drive (just east of Ninth and Iowa). Beginners welcome. Call Jonathan Paretsky 832-8993 or Neil Brown 843-0527
Cycling team: Join Team GP VeloTek (www.gpvelotek.com) to improve your road cycling. Open to youth and adults from beginners to advanced cyclists. Contact coach Jim Whittaker at 913.269.VELO or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next level lessons: Next Level Baseball Academy offers year-round private and semi-private baseball lessons ages 8-18. Locations in Lawrence, Big Springs and New Century. For information, email Duncanmatt32@yahoo.com or visit NextLevelBaseballAcademy.com.
FUNdamental softball: Learn the proper mechanics and techniques to play softball. Emphasis placed on fundamental instruction teaching the aspects of pitching, catching, fielding, base-running and hitting. Coach and team consulting available, too. For information contact LuAnn Metsker at 785-331-9438 or email@example.com
Baseball instruction: Home Plate Baseball has space available for individual and team instruction or team practices. For details, contact former KU assistant baseball coach Wilson Kilmer at 785-393-9564, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.homeplatebaseball.net
Archery club: The Junior Olympic Archery Development Club meets at 9 a.m. every Saturday in the indoor target range at Overton’s Archery Center, 1025 N. Third Street, Suite 119. Youth age 8-20, all levels of experience, are invited to join. The Archery Center has a full-service pro shop with rental equipment available. For information, call Overton’s Archery Center at 832-1654 or visit www.overtonsarcherycenter.com.
Summer bike ride: Lawrence Bicycle Club Summer Fun Beginner’s Ride will be held Mondays. The ride begins at 6:45 p.m. at Cycle Works, 2121 Kasold, preceded at 6:15 for tech and riding tips. The ride will be approximately 10 miles (the first few rides will be seven miles) at 10 mph, mostly on the bike path. All are welcome; kids under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult, and all children under 18 must have a waiver form signed by a parent or guardian. Helmet required; spare inner tube and water bottle strongly recommended. For information, contact Susan at 785-865-8454.
14U baseball: A new 14U baseball team is forming, which will play tournaments in the Kansas City, Topeka, and Lawrence areas. League play has yet to be decided, but is a possibility. All spots are open. If interested please contact schedule a tryout. Call Tom at: 785-217-4649 or email email@example.com.
Basketball lessons: Gary Hammer is conducting private and small group basketball lessons. Hammer is the athletic director and a teacher and coach at Veritas Christian School. Contact Gary at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 785-841-1800.
Thanksgiving Day 5K Run/Walk: RunLawrence will hold its 10 annual Thanksgiving Day 5K on Nov. 28. The event will start at 8:30 a.m. at Woodlawn School. Sign up to run or walk. First 1,000 get a pair of Asics runner’s mittens (or beanies for youth). Family discounts for three or more entries by Nov. 22. Free one-mile kids run after the 5K. To register: www.runlawrence.org/TDay5k.html. More info: Dee Boeck, 785-841-3587, email@example.com.
Baseball team forming: A new U 14 boys baseball team is forming. It will play next spring in the local Heinrich League and perhaps some tournaments. Contact Rick for information and tryout schedule: e-mail (Ginsberg@ku.edu), phone (785 764-6255).
Basketball officials needed: Lawrence Parks & Recreation is taking applications for individual interested in officiating youth basketball. Openings are available in Recreational Leagues (Saturday games) and in the more competitive Hoopster Leagues (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday). Please contact Lee Ice, firstname.lastname@example.org at the Youth Sports Office to receive additional information.
Basketball trainer: Reign Basketball Academy LLC. offers personal and group basketball training sessions for boys and girls ages 6-18. For information, visit www.facebook.com/reignbasketballacademy or contact Rebekah Vann at 785-766-3056, or email email@example.com.
Maple Leaf Run: The Maple Leaf Run will be held Oct. 19 at Baldwin City Golf Course. Cost for the 5K run is $20 and includes entry fee and a shirt. There also will be a one-mile walk and one-mile kids run, with trophies for kids runners and medals for the 5K. For a flier, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.mapleleaffestival.com or call 785-221-8025.
Group run: Every Thursday at 6 p.m., Garry Gribble’s RunningSports holds a group run from its store. It’s called “Mass Street Milers,” and all paces and ability levels are welcome. For information, call the store at (785)-856-0434.
RunWalk Lawrence: A new training program called RunWalkLawrence is starting in Lawrence. It is a Jeff Galloway program. Galloway represented the U.S. at the 1972 Munich Olympics and has since helped over a quarter of a million people experience the joys and benefits of running. Galloway has programs in many major cities around the country; this is the first time his program has been offered in Kansas. A “Getting Started” 5K training program targeted at people new to running will begin on Oct. 19. Questions can be directed to J. Jenkins at (785)-865-6112.
Bowling registration: Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is taking team registration for a fall adult bowling league. The registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 18. For information, call 832-7920 or log on to the website at www.lprd.org.
Kickball: The “Kick-Tober-Fest Kickball Tournament will be held Oct. 25-27 in Eudora. Fee is $100 per adult co-ed team entry. For information, visit www.eudoraparksandrec.org or call 542-3434.
10U softball: The River City All Stars 10U softball team is looking for players with 2003 birthdays (2004 considered) to play in the spring/summer of 2014 with optional 2013 fall and winter practices. For information or to schedule a tryout, contact coach Troy Johnson at email@example.com or 550-0524.
Wrestling meeting: There will be a parent meeting for all interested youth wrestling parents at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18 in the Lawrence High School Wrestling Room, located in the west gymnasium upstairs. SKW welcomes young wrestlers 4 years of age and older, regardless of experience. For information, come to the meeting or email Randy Streeter (firstname.lastname@example.org). Log onto www.sunflowerkidswrestling.com for more club details.
Eudora basketball: Eudora youth basketball leagues are forming: 1st/2nd Grade Co-Rec Leagues, 3rd/4th Grade Boys & Girls Leagues and 5th/6th Grade Boys & Girls Leagues. Cost is $40 per participant. Games begin Jan. 4 with practices in November and December. Visiti http://www.eudoraparksandrec.org or the Community Center, 1630 Elm, Eudora.
Jayhawk Baseball Camp Remaining Fall Offerings: November Hitting Academy: 4-week session on Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24, ages 8-18, $125, 4-6 p.m.; General Pitching Academy: 4-week session starting Nov. 6, ages 8-14; $150, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Holiday Skills Camp for ages 8-18, Dec. 27-29, $195. For more information, contact 785-864-7907.
Wedge honored: MIT cross country senior Roy Wedge, a Lawrence High product, was named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Runner of the Week for the second time in two weeks following his performance at the NEICAAA Championships over the weekend. This is the third time in his career at MIT that he has earned the honor.
Intramural basketball: Registration has been extended through Friday, Oct. 18, for the Lawrence Parks & Recreation / USD 497 Girls Intramural Basketball Program for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Cost is $55. Practices start the week of Oct. 21 with games starting on Saturday. Nov. 2. All games will be played at the middle schools. Volunteer coaches are needed for all middle school teams. The coaches’ meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 W. 27th Street. For more information, call 832-7949.