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Recreation calendar

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Sept. 4: Rathdrum Labor Day Coed Classic, two spots still available. Fees: $100; benefit youth sports. Info: Steve Vogel, (208) 699-1773.

Sign up: Valley Villains 12U girls fastpitch softball tryouts, Sept. 10, 1 p.m. at University High School. Info: Erik Bradstreet, 928-4675.

Sign up: Villains fastpitch softball 14U team looking for players to fill out fall and spring rosters. Info: Zig or Rick Pavey 448-5129.

Sign up: Fall league registration for Rathdrum softball. League begins Sept. 11. Fees: $300 per team. Info: Steve Vogel, (208) 699-1773.


Sign up: Fall league registration for Rathdrum outdoor 3-on-3 basketball. League begins Sept. 11. Fees: $370 per team. Info: Steve Vogel, (208) 699-1773.

Sign up: Spokane AAU Basketball 2005-06 season, grades 4-8. Registration deadline Sept. 12. Info: 624-2414, ext. 19.

Sign up: Spokane YMCA Y-Winners basketball, ages 4-5. Games begin Oct. 1; registration deadline Sept. 19. Info: 777-9622. ext. 115.

Sign up: Spokane Parks & Recreation Fall Classic Men’s 5-on-5 Basketball Tournament. Games begin Oct. 17; registration deadline Oct. 4. Double-elimination tournament, generally one game per week. Championship game completed by Nov. 18. Fees: $120 per six-person team; $10 for each additional player. Info: 477-4732.


Sign up: Spokane YMCA cheerleading, grades K-6. Session 1 begins Sept. 13; Session 2 begins Nov. 1. Info: 777-9622, ext. 115.


Sign up: Spokane YMCA gymnastics, grades K-6. Session 1 begins Sept. 12; Session 2 begins Oct. 24. Info: 777-9622, ext. 115.


Sign up: Spokane YMCA Y-Winners Ice Hockey, ages 5-7. Games begin Nov. 5; registration deadline Oct. 25. Limited to 35 participants. Fees: $60 non-members, $40 Y-Family members. Info: 625-6601.


Sept. 10: Adopt-A-Crag climbing crag volunteer cleanup, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Q’emiln Riverside Park in Post Falls. Info: (208) 769-7809.

Sept. 25: Friends of the Centennial Trail annual TrailFest Celebration, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Mirabeau Meadows and on the Centennial Trail. Activities include 5K run, in-line poker skate, cyclist scavenger hunt, interactive booths, lunch and prize drawings. Early registration deadline Sept. 10. Fees: $20; family discounts available. Info: 624-1788.


Sept. 18: Medical Lake 5K run, 10 a.m. at Medical Lake Waterfront Park. Registration deadline Sept. 10. Fees: $7. Info: 235-4762.

Sept. 24: Prairie Day 5K run, 9:30 a.m. at Five-Mile Prairie, N. 5-Mile Road and Strong Road. Registration deadline Sept. 15. Fees: $5. Info: 468-8211 or 979-6046.

Sept. 25: Blue Heron half-marathon and 10K, 9 a.m. at Creston Valley Wildlife Centre in Creston, B.C. Fees: $40 USD half-marathon ($30 ages 18 and younger); $25 USD 10K ($20 ages 18 and younger); includes T-shirt. Info:

Sept. 25: Komen Coeur d’Alene Race for the Cure, 10 a.m. at North Idaho College. 5K run/walk and 1-mile walk. Early registration deadline Sept. 9. Fees: $20 adults, $10 children; includes T-shirt. Info: (208) 665-9888.

Sept. 25: Trailfest 2005 5K run/walk, 10:45 a.m. at Mirabeau Meadows. Registration deadline Sept. 10. Fees: $20 adults, $15 children; includes event, lunch, T-shirt and drawing. Info: (800) 992-2279.

Sign up: Spokane YMCA cross country, grades 4-6. Program begins Sept. 12. Fees: $51 non-members, $36 Y-Family members. Info: 777-9622, ext. 115.


Sign up: Reality-based self-defense class, starting Sept. 13 from 7-8 p.m. at the West Central Community Center. Fees: $20 per month. Info: Rick Harris, 323-7501, or Jeff Singer, 624-9196.


Sign up: U-District Physical Therapy conditioning class for skiers and snowboarders, ages 10 and older. Starts Oct. 4 and will run Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. Fees: $50 per month. Info: Brian, 458-7686.


Sept. 9-11: Seventeenth Annual Fazzari’s Tennis Tournament at Clarkston and Lewiston high schools and Lewis-Clark State College. Registration deadline Sept. 4. Info: Kai Fong, (208) 792-2309.

Sept. 24-26: Whitworth Fall Tennis Classic at Whitworth College. Open, senior and intermediate divisions. Registration deadline Sept. 16. Info: 777-4311.


Sign up: Spokane YMCA volleyball, grades 5-6. Games begin Sept. 24; registration deadline Sept. 12. Fees: $70 non-members, $50 Y-Family members. Info: 777-9622, ext. 115.

Sign up: Spokane Parks & Recreation fall coed volleyball. Games begin Sept. 23; registration deadline Sept. 9. Fees: $250 per eight-person team. Info: 477-4730.

Continuing events

(Items published first Friday of month)


Corbin Hikers: Sponsored by Corbin Senior Activity Center, hike each Thursday at 8 a.m.; locations vary. Info: 327-1584.

Hobnailers Hiking Club: Weekly hikes at a variety of places in the Inland Northwest. Info: 534-1100.


Spokane Stars: Spokane Stars Basketball Skills Camps for girls, kindergarten through 12th grade. Camps run every Sunday at University High School, 12420 E. 32nd Ave. Fees: $15 per session. Info: Ron Adams, 499-1112 or 928-8512.


Spokane Bicycle Club rides offered daily throughout week. Contact Sally Phillips, 448-6271, or Steve Sauser, 922-7249, for more information on location and times. You can also go to for more information.


Sign up: Women’s hockey league at Eagles Ice-A-Rena Fridays from 7-8:15 p.m. Cost is $10 per game. All ability levels welcome. Info: Nancy Kellner, 468-1943 or

Lawn bowling

Spokane Lawn Bowling: Free lessons and play just south of Witter Pool, 1400 E. Mission. Bowling with lights Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7 p.m., as well as Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 1 p.m. Info: Marian Wertz, 487-0085.


Continuing: Landt Farms Sporting Clays 2005 tournament season has begun. Registration for all tournaments is at 8:30 a.m., with a 5-stand warm-up. There is a tournament every month. Info: George or Sally, 464-2070.

Unified recreation

Continuing: Spokane Parks Dept. offers a variety of activities year-round for those who are developmentally challenged. Info: 625-6200.


Continuing: Evening walking program for ages 18 and older sponsored by Spokane Parks and Recreation, Monday and Thursday from 6-6:45 p.m. around South Hill and Downtown areas. Info: 625-6200.

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