March 22: Banks Lake kayak tour, sponsored by Spokane Parks and Recreation Department, for paddlers 18 years and older. Cost: $37-39 (REI members get $5 discount), includes van transportation, kayaks rentals, lifejackets and paddles. Preregistration required. Get details and pay with credit card at 625-6200; www.spokaneparks.org.
March 29: Lake Lenore kayak tour, sponsored by Spokane Parks and Recreation Department, for paddlers 18 years and older. Cost: $37-39 (REI members get $5 discount), includes van transportation, kayaks rentals, lifejackets and paddles. Preregistration required. Get details and pay with credit card at 625-6200; www.spokaneparks.org.
April 5: Coast Guard Auxiliary 8-hour course on boating safety, satisfies Washington’s mandatory requirements, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Cabela’s in Post Falls. Cost: $35. Info: (208) 777-6300.
Sign up: Spokane North and Mead Little Leagues are seeking umpires for the spring, summer and fall seasons. No experience necessary. Prefer 16 or older. Info: 465-0724 or visit www.spokanenorthlittleleague.org.
Sign up: Spokane Valley Baseball League. Games in June and July. No tryouts. Tee Ball ages 4-6, Coach Pitch 7-8, Pee Wee 9-10, Midget 11-12. Fees range from $80 to $110 during initial registration, March 17-April 17. Info at www.spokanevalleybaseball.com or 922-0420. Coaches, sponsors, umpires also needed.
Sign up: The Coeur d’Alene Umpires Association is seeking umpires for slowpitch and fastpitch softball. Info: (208) 699-7621.
March 31, April 12: Spring Break Softball Camp at Lake City HS. Registration cost: $50, $55 at field. Noon-3 p.m. both days. Info: Laura Tolzmann (208) 755-9776.
March 16: Spokane Basketball for high school athletes and adults. Cost: $490 per team, $90 per new individual, $72 for returning players. Info: 487-3644 or visit www.spokanebasketball.com.
March 29-30: Montana/Washington Shootout in Missoula for boys and girls in grades 3-12. Registration deadline is March. 21. Info: Bill Hill, email@example.com or Lisa Tinkle, (406) 549-7193, firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 11: Shooting Clinic at The Warehouse, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Boys and girls, ages 6-14 years old. Preregistration $30; $35 at door. Clinic features former Gonzaga University player Stephanie Hawks. Information or registration: email@example.com or 484-2670 or www.warehouseathletics.com.
March 20, 27: Women’s League Open Gym sponsored by Spokane Basketball to be held 7:30-9 p.m. at East Central Community Center, 500 S Stone. Info: visit www.spokanebasketball.com.
March 16: Blazing Saddles (mountain bike) Chili Ride, 11 a.m., Riverside State Park. Nine-mile ride starting at the “air strip” followed by chili feed. Cost: $15. Fundraiser for Riverside State Park Foundation. Get directions and RSVP at www.fttrc.org.
March 20: Spokane Fly Fisher’s fly-fishing school, 7-9 p.m. at St. Francis School. School runs seven consecutive Thursdays. Cost: $100 for adults, $60 for ages 16 and younger. Info: Dan Ferguson, 325-8885 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 20: Free seminar on “Fishing tools,” by Mike Cordon, 6:30 p.m., part of spring seminar series by Mark’s Marine, 7392 Government Way in Coeur d’Alene. Info: (208) 772-9038.
March 29-30: Spokane Parks and Recreation Spring Sling Adult Flag Football Tournament at Andrew Rypien Field. A and B Divisions. Four-game guarantee. Team entry fee: $325. Entry deadline: March 19. Bracket draw March 28, 6 p.m. Info/entry forms: 625-6200 or http://eteamz.active.com/ spokaneparksandrecreation.
Sign up: Spokane Parks and Recreation Spring Adult Leagues begin April 6. Sundays only. Men’s divisions, A-B-C-D. Women’s Division. Team entry fee: $525. Five weeks-plus tournament. Entry deadline: March 26. Mandatory captain’s meeting March 31 at Northeast Community Center, 4001 N. Cook, 6 p.m. Info: 625-6200 or http://eteamz.active.com/ spokaneparksandrecreation.
May 15: Devlin Cougar Golf Classic and Banquet to benefit the WSU Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund. Registration includes golf, banquet, auction and more. Entry fees and sponsorship costs vary. Info: Lori Olson at (509) 358-7541 or e-mail email@example.com.
Sign up: Bulldog Strength Youth Speed and Agility Camp offered by U-District Physical Therapy. March 31-April 2, 1-3 p.m. Ages 7 through 12. Cost $75. Info: 458-7686 or www.udistrictpt.com.
March 15-16: Free, hourlong clinics to be conducted throughout each day at the Post Falls Cabela’s include “Women’s Hunting Basics” by Idaho Fish and Game Department, “Women’s Turkey Hunting Basics” by Panhandle Double Beards, “Dutch Oven Cooking” and “Intro to Archery” by IFG, plus demonstrations on fly tying and knife sharpening.
March 17: Breeding Birds on Blackwell Island, free program by BLM wildlife biologist Scott Robinson, 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 521 E. Lakeside in Coeur d’Alene, sponsored by Coeur d’Alene Audubon Society.
April 6: 19th annual Walk MS for multiple sclerosis. Family-oriented walk (2 or 51/2 miles) at Riverside State Park, 10 a.m. Full support. Prizes for fundraising. Info: 482-2022 or 800-344-4867.
Sign up: The Sting Soccer Academy is accepting registrations for its spring 2008 session. Session is under the direction of Sting Soccer Club director Rick Mullins. For more information call (208) 818-1862 or visit www.cdasting.com. Rick can also be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign up: River City Soccer Club holding tryouts at Plantes Ferry Park in March for next year’s Girls U13 through U15 and Boys U13 through U19 Premier teams. For specific dates/times and other details go to www.rivercitysc.org or contact Jason Quintero at 389-7212.
Sign up: Spokane Shadow Youth Soccer Club is holding tryouts in March for boys U13 and higher, and girls U13 through U15 (U16 through U18 girls will be held in May). All tryouts at Dwight Merkel Complex in north Spokane. Dates and times of tryouts, including a required questionnaire and age charge are available at www.spokaneshadow.org.
Sign up: Spokane Parks and Recreation spring adult leagues begin in April. Entry deadline: March 30. Info: 625-6200 or http://eteamz.active.com/ spokaneparksandrecreation.
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