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March 28-30: Lake City High School softball camp, 6101 Ramsey Rd. in Coeur d’Alene. Camp will focus on fundamentals of softball. Fees: $35 pre-registration, $40 on March 28. Info: Laura Tolzmann, (208) 769-0769.

April 16-17: Second annual Spring Fling Spokane County Men’s Slo-Pitch Softball Tournament. Registration deadline April 4. Fees: $140 for 14-player team, includes T-shirt. Info: Spokane County Parks & Recreation, 477-4730.

April 22-24: Fifth annual Spring Fling Spokane County Coed Slo-Pitch Softball Tournament. Registration deadline April 4. Fees: $140 for 14-player team, includes T-shirt. Info: Spokane County Parks & Recreation, 477-4730. April 24: Baseball Northwest tryouts for this season’s special events at Spokane Falls Community College. Tryouts open to eastern Washington players. 2008 and 2009 graduates tryout at 9 a.m., followed by 2006 and 2007 graduates at 1 p.m. Fees: $20. Info: Mike Brooks, (253) 536-8001.

Sign up: Baseball and softball umpires needed. Call 536-1800 or to Web site at Sign up: Spokane Sports Association accepting softball registrations at Franklin Park Complex. Divisions include men’s modified, men’s/women’s slow pitch, senior men’s/women’s slow pitch, co-ed and women’s fast pitch. Info: 483-4653.


April 23-24: Fourth annual EWU Spring Shootout 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament at the Eastern Washington University Sports & Recreation Center in Cheney. Double-elimination tournament, three games guaranteed. Entries postmarked by April 8. Info: Mike Campitelli, 359-7877.

May 14-15: Warehouse Warm-Up 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament at The Warehouse Athletic Facility, 800 N. Hamilton. Divisions from 8 years to adult, including men’s and women’s divisions. Info: Katie, 484-2670.


April 2: Riverside Ruckus Cross Country Mountain Bike Race at Riverside State Park. Part of the WIM Mountain Bike Race Series. Fees: $19-$32. Info: 455-7657. April 3: Riverside Ruckus Duathlon at Riverside State Park. Second of four-race duathlon series. Bike-run-bike format. Individual and team divisions. Race starts at 10 a.m. Fees: $25 individual, $35 team. Info: 455-7657. April 5-6: Bicycle repair workshop with REI master technician Dave Mannino at REI, 1125 N. Monroe. Two-hour class includes hands-on training in basic bike maintenance and road repairs. Registration deadline March 28. Fees: $45, parts also available at extra charge. Info: 625-6200.


March 30: Indian Canyon Women’s 9 Hole Golf Club kickoff brunch, 10 a.m. off premises. Info: Karen Romberg, 838-2131, or Sheila DeRose, 624-8240. March 30: Hangman Valley Ladies Nine-Hole golf club season kick-off, 8:30 a.m. followed by golf, weather permitting. March 31: Esmeralda Women’s Golf Club season kick-off, 8 a.m. breakfast followed by short meeting. Tee times will start at 9:30. Info: Duke Montague, 487-6291.

Sign up: Indian Canyon Women’s 9 Hole Golf Club. Play Wednesdays starting April 6, 8:30 a.m. during spring and fall, 7:30 a.m. in the summer. Fees: $40 plus weekday green fees. Info: Karen Romberg, 838-2131, or Sheila DeRose, 624-9240. Sign up: Spokane Parks & Recreation junior golf lessons and tournaments at Esmeralda, Downriver, Indian Canyon and The Creek at Qualchan courses. Open to ages 8-17. All courses have five Saturday lessons starting April 23 from 9-10 a.m. and 10:15-11:15 a.m.; Indian Canyon and The Creek at Qualchan also have 11:30-12:30 p.m. lessons. Esmeralda and Downriver also have five Sunday lessons starting April 24 from 1-2 p.m. and 2:15-3:15 p.m. Fees: $70, includes lessons, rule book, golf balls and tees. Info: 625-6200 or

Mountain climbing

March 29: “New Climbs in the Eastern Cascades and Washington Desert,” a free slide show from Spokane climber Rick La Belle at Mountain Gear, 7 p.m., 2002 N. Division.


March 29: WSU/Pend Orielle Cooperative Extension “Fish of the Pend Oreille” slide tour with fisheries biologist Joe Maroney at the CREATE Place, 900 W. 4th in Newport. Class held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fees: $5. Info: Carol Mack, (509) 447-2401.

April 2: Friends of Turnbull biological drawing workshop with Eastern Washington University biologist Heather McKean at the Turnbull Educational Center, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Must be 18 years or older. Fees: $10 for materials provided at workshop. Info: Marie Fowler, 569-2044, or Heather McKean, 359-6512. April 9: Friends of Turnbull “Railroad History on Bikes” class with train historian Dr. Charles Mutscher. Learn about the development of western railroads at Columbia Plateau Trail State Park. Donations to support environmental education at the Refuge are encouraged. Info: 235-6448.


April 3: WSU 100K Relay & Solo in Pullman. Solo and up-to-10-person teams. Registration deadline March 22. Fees: $16 per team member or $5 solo. Late fees: add $20 for team, $5 for solo. Info: or

April 3: Dashco Hauser Lake 10K Fun Run on Hauser Lake Road in Rathdrum, 10-11:30 a.m. Registration deadline April 1. Fees: $5 no shirt, $12 with shirt. Info: Lance or Nick, (208) 687-2399, ext. 20 or 21. After 5 p.m.: Van Bennett, (208) 667-2282.

April 3: 16th annual MS Walk for Multiple Sclerosis at Spokane Falls Community College, 10 a.m. 2- or 5 ½-mile routes. Prizes available for fund raising. Info: Chris Polello, 482-2022 or (800) 344-4867. April 9: Second annual Alpha Kappa Psi Bulldog Jog 5K Run/Walk at Martin Centre, Gonzaga University. Race starts at 9:30 a.m. Pre-registration deadline April 6. Fees: $10 before race, $15 on race day. Info: Marc, 329-3007.

April 9: Ninth annual Eagle Run at Lakeside High School, 5909 Highway 291 in Nine Mile Falls. 5K and 10K courses available. Race starts at 8:30 a.m. Fees: $5 before April 9, $10 on race day, T-shirts sold at race for $10. Info: Jim and Vicky Pettet, 466-2624. April 10: Girl Scout Cookie Fun Run at Joe Albi Stadium. 3-mile run will begin at 9 a.m. Fees: $12 after April 1, $15 after April 1, includes T-shirt and box of Girl Scout cookies. $9 for registered Girl Scouts. April 16: MS Walk for Multiple Sclerosis at North Idaho College, 10 a.m. 2- or 5-mile routes. Prizes available for fund raising. Info: Chris Polello or Candy Weaver, 482-2022 or (800) 344-4867. April 17: 23rd annual Spring Dash 2005 at North Idaho College, 1000 W. Garden Ave. in Coeur d’Alene. 5-mile course open to all runners, joggers, walkers and wheelchair entrants. Race starts at 9 a.m. Fees: $14 with T-shirt, $7 without T-shirt (by April 9), $20 after April 9. April 17: Spokane River Run at Riverside State Park. 5K, 10K and 25K trail run courses. 25K race starts at 9 a.m., 5K and 10K at 9:15. Registration deadline April 12. 5K and 10K Fees: 12 and under free, 13 and over: $10 with T-shirt, $15 without T-shirt. 25K Fees: $35, includes T-shirt. Info: Mike Aho, 710-7760 or 324-8804.

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