LASORDA TO SPEAK AT BCC
Baseball Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda will be the keynote speaker at the Bellevue Community College baseball preseason dinner on Friday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. at BCC. He will be available for autographs and pictures before and after the dinner. More information: (425) 564-2356.
EVERGREEN STATE SPORTS
The organization is accepting NEW PLAYER REQUESTS for interviews for admission into its developmental programs. Teams currently seeking to fill rosters are 9-U, 11-U, 12-U, 13-U, 15/16-U, and 18-U. The 2008-09 TRAINING YEAR CYCLE is now under way. Team and individual sessions are available. The club is forming new 8- and 10-year-old teams to join its 12, 14, 16 and 18 age squads. Teams have limited spots available. Individual players may train with existing teams. Private, small group and team instruction is available working with coach Brian Embery. TEAM FACILITY RENTAL REQUESTS are being accepted. Options include rental only, or team training provided by Coach Embery. Limited time slots are available. More information on all of the above is available by contacting Coach Embery at (253) 218-9713.
Professional lessons, camps and coaches clinics are being offered by former Atlanta Braves scout Steve Goucher and the Jazz staff. More information: (206) 230-9011, or online at www.baseballjazz.com, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Varsity Baseball is now registering players ages 9 to 12 for the Pre-Season Clinic beginning Jan. 10. This is the perfect program for youth baseball players who want to tune up their skills before the season starts. The clinic is limited to 30 players. For more information, log onto: www.varsitybaseball.com/specialevents or call 253.395.5060.
TEEN GYM NIGHTS
Free drop-in nights for teens are offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6-9 at the Black Diamond Community Center’s community gym, 25511 Lawson St., behind the Cenex gas station. Adults are welcome on Wednesdays at a cost of $1.50. Registration is required. All players must bring court shoes. More information: (360) 886-1011 or online at www.blackdiamondcc.org, or e-mail to email@example.com.
BEGINNING FLY-TYING CLASSES
The Washington Fly Fishing Club will offer classes for beginners. Classes will be offered on Thursdays for eight weeks beginning Jan. 8, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. each week at Mercer Island Covenant Church. The cost is $45, which includes a DVD featuring step-by-step video instruction for all flies tied in class. Registration is required. More information: Bob at (206) 542-4623. More information on the club is available online at www.wffc.com.
AUBURN PARKS ADULT WINTER LEAGUE
Registration for this six-a-side league is open to players age 18 and older. Teams will play eight games from Feb. 8-March 8. The team entry fee is $600. The early registration deadline is Jan. 21. More information: Auburn Parks at (253) 931-3043, or www.auburnwa.gov.
AUBURN PARKS POLAR BEAR TOURNAMENT
This six-a-side, non-contact tournament is scheduled for Jan. 23-25. The team entry fee is $285, and the registration deadline is Jan. 7, or until the tournament is filled. More information: Auburn Parks at (253) 931-3043, or www.auburnwa.gov.
AUBURN GOLF COURSE WINTER PLAY PASS
Monthly offseason unlimited-play passes and weekday-only play passes are available through March 2009. More information: Auburn Golf Course at (253) 833-2350, or online at www.auburngolf.org.
The Sno-King Junior Thunderbirds will offer a year-round, beginners-level program for boys and girls ages 5-10. No skating experience is necessary. The program will be on Saturdays at Castle Ice in the Renton Highlands, or at Kingsgate Ice Arena in Kirkland. Players are welcome to join at any time. More information: online at www.snokinghockey.com.
LEARN TO SKATE CLASSES
An eight-week series with group and private lessons for boys, girls and adults is being offered at KENT VALLEY ICE CENTRE. Instruction is based on criteria set forth by the Ice Skating Institute. Skating classes are a solid starting point for those interested in figure skating or hockey. The facility is located at 6015 S. 240th St. in Kent. More information: (253) 850-2400, ext. 19, or online at www.FamilyNightOut.com.
COVINGTON AQUATIC CENTER
LAP SWIMS are offered M-W-F from 5:30-7 a.m.; Sunday through Saturday from noon-1 p.m.; Monday and Wednesday from 7:30-8:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and 8:30-9:30 p.m., and Friday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. PUBLIC SWIMS are Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturday from 1-2 p.m. and 2-3 p.m. and Sunday from 1-2 p.m. PUBLIC SWIMS WITHOUT THE SLIDE are Friday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. SHALLOW-END ONLY PUBLIC SWIMS are Monday through Friday from noon-1 p.m. SHALLOW-END ONLY FAMILY SWIMS (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult) are Friday from 5:30-6:30 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday from noon-1 p.m. HALF-HOUR LESSONS are offered on a Monday-Wednesday or Tuesday-Thursday basis from 4-7:30 p.m. in four-week sessions. SHALLOW-WATER EXERCISE is Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. DEEP-WATER EXERCISE is Monday through Friday from 9:30-10:30 a.m., Monday and Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m.; and Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30-9:30 p.m. POOL RENTALS for private parties are available on Saturdays from 3-6 p.m. More information: (425) 413-7665, or online at www.ci.covington.wa.us.
WASHINGTON WATER POLO CLUB
New members are welcome. More information: (425) 896-0495.
PASSION 4 THE GAME CAMPS
These camps are created especially for players who are not on a club team. Three levels are offered: Fundamental, Intermediate, and Varsity. All camps are open to girls in grades 6-12. The season goes from January to April. The final registration deadline is Jan. 8. More information is online at www.Passion4theGame.com.