Sports & Recreation


NORTHERN PALM BEACH COUNTY

The West Palm Beach Police Athletic League (PAL) will start the new year with a bang at its first “Clay For Kids” sporting clay benefit event on Jan. 12 at the South Florida Shooting Club in Palm City. Clay shooting involves aiming a firearm at special flying targets known as clays, which fly in different directions and at different speeds. All skill levels welcome, registration fee $500 for individuals or $1,500 for a foursome and includes breakfast, shooting, lunch and an awards ceremony. The club is at 500 S.W. Long Drive, Palm City, the event runs from 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. For information or to register, call 561-835-7195 or go to info@westpalmbeachpal.com.

The Lake Park Tennis Center offers classes for all skill levels at Kelsey Park: Mondays: clinics for team adult beginners, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Wednesdays: intermediate clinic, 7 to 9 a.m. and free kids clinic for Lake Park residents, 4 to 5 p.m.; Fridays: intermediate clinic for kids, 4:30 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays: doubles strategy clinic, all levels welcome, 8 to 10 a.m. Fee is $20 per class, the tennis center is on Lake Shore Drive, one block east of U.S. 1. For information, call 561-310-1623.

Lake Park’s Special Events Department and resident Rick Goodsell invite anyone interested in line dancing to do-si-do to the Lake Shore Park Pavilion Mondays. Free classes for beginners, 5:30 to 7 p.m.; 7 to 8:30 p.m. for intermediate students. The pavilion is at U.S. 1 and Park Avenue. Call 561-842-9911 for more information.

Registration for the Jupiter Senior Softball Association’s 2017-18 season is open to men age 55 and older with games every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:30 a.m. New players may participate in the Association’s Winter League. Games are played at Jupiter Community Park, 3377 Church St. To register, call 561-308-5464 or go to www.leaguelineup.com/jssa for information.

The following ongoing programs are offered at Riverbend Park, 9060 Indiantown Road, Jupiter:

• Guided Pedal: Saturday, 9:30 a.m., ages 8 and older, $5 per person, leisurely, naturalist-guided tour.

• Naturalist walks: Saturday, 8 a.m., all ages welcome, free. Get familiar with the trails, animals and history of the park.

• Orienteering: Saturday, 9:30 a.m., ages 8 and older, $5 per person. Learn the basic parts of a compass, including how to take a bearing and walk a course.

Reservations are required for all programs and all kids must be accompanied by an adult; bring drinking water, sunscreen and bug spray. Call 561-741-1359 to reserve a spot.

The North Palm Beach Parks and Recreation Department offers the following classes: Yoga, tai chi, Jazzercise, table tennis, bridge, Fitness Over 50, Country Dance, meditation, Partner Line Dance, Special-Needs Camp, chair exercise, paddleboarding, Soccer Shots and more. Register online at www.npbrec.org, at the Park Activities Building, 603 Anchorage Drive, or contact the Parks & Recreation office at 561-841-3386.

The North Palm Beach Tennis Center, 951 U.S. 1, offers the following:

• Adult clinics: Mondays, 9:30 a.m.; Tuesdays, 8:30 and 10 a.m.; Wednesdays, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Fridays, 9:30 a.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. Members $20, residents $22.50, nonresidents $25.

• Adult tennis classes: daily at 9:30 a.m., except Saturdays at 9 a.m.

• Junior match play: Saturdays, 10 a.m.

• Junior tennis classes: one-hour sessions, Mondays, ages 7 and younger, 3:30 p.m.; ages 7 to 10, 4:30 p.m.; ages 11 to 16, 5:30 p.m.; also Saturdays, ages 11 and younger, 9 a.m.; ongoing enrollment.

• Men’s doubles: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.

• Social tennis, rental fees: $5 juniors, $10 resident adults, $12 nonresident adults; round-robin: Sundays, 9:30 a.m.

Call 561-691-3425 for information about other classes or to sign up.

The following classes are offered at the North Palm Beach Country Club Pool: Water aerobics: Monday to Friday at 11 a.m., $4; club membership not required. Swim programs are offered for kids ages 4 to 18 in four or five sessions; $60 resident and $65 nonresident. Private lessons are $140 resident/$145 nonresident. Swim lessons for groups or individuals are offered year-round. The pool is at 951 U.S. 1. For information, call 561-222-4994.

The North Palm Beach Parks and Recreation Department offers the following classes: Yoga, tai chi, Jazzercise, table tennis, bridge, Fitness Over 50, Country Dance, meditation, Partner Line Dance, Special-Needs Camp, chair exercise, paddleboarding, Soccer Shots and more. Register online at www.npbrec.org, at the Park Activities Building, 603 Anchorage Drive, or contact the Parks & Recreation office at 561-841-3386.

Water aerobics classes at the North County Aquatic Complex in Jupiter are taking a break but will resume Jan.11 and are offered Tuesdays through Saturdays at 10 a.m. All equipment is provided; cost for the hourlong workout is $4, or purchase a 10-class pass for $30. The pool is at 861 Toney Penna Drive, west of Military Trail; call 561-745-0241 for information.

The Town of Jupiter offers the following ongoing classes at the Community Center, 200 S. Military Trail, call 561-741-2400:

• Adult Self-Defense: Mondays, 7 to 9 p.m. or Saturdays, 8:30 to 10 a.m., $60 residents/$75 nonresidents.

• Beginning Yoga: Mondays at 11:15 a.m., $55 residents/$69 nonresidents.

• Gentle Yoga: Fridays at 10:30 a.m., $55 residents/$69 nonresidents.

• Silver Sneakers Flex: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 to 10 a.m. or Wednesdays at 2 to 3 p.m.

• Stretch and Strengthen: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. or Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m.

• Total Body Toning: Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:45 a.m., $65 residents/$81 nonresidents.

• Yoga for Veterans Connected Warriors: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to noon, free for veterans and their families.

• Zumba: Mondays, 6 to 7 p.m. or Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 to 11 a.m.

All registration fees are for a 10-class pass that expires one year from date of issue.

TREASURE COAST

Martin County Parks and Recreation is offering a Pre-School Sports Program at Halpatiokee Regional Park in Stuart for kids ages 3 to 8 in a noncompetitive environment teaching the fundamentals of the following:

• Kickball: Jan. 9 to Feb. 13

• Multi-Sport: Jan. 10 to Feb. 14

• Soccer: March 6 to April 10

• T-Ball: March 7 to April 11

• Flag Football: April 24 to May 29

• Basketball: April 25 to May 30

Kids will be divided into groups ages 3 to 5 and 6 to 8; classes are Tuesday and Wednesday nights, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., weather permitting. The park is at 8303 SE Lost River Road, off Kanner Highway, east of Interstate 95. Registration fee $80 per child, to register, call 772-221-1419 or go to www.ignitesportsfl.com/program/martin-co-programs

Horseback riding along the beaches of St. Lucie County’s Hutchinson Island is available weekends or weekdays through Tours on Horseback. Saddle up for one-hour, two-hour, half-day or full-day rides among wetlands, hammocks and massive old oaks departing from Frederick Douglass Memorial Park, 3600 S. Ocean Drive on South Hutchinson Island, 4 miles south of the Fort Pierce Inlet off of Seaway Drive. One-hour rides start at $45 per person. Call 772-468-0101 or 772-519-0237 or visit www.beachtoursonhorseback.com

Martin County Parks & Recreation and Treasure Coast Tennis offers ongoing tennis classes for youth and adults, and pickleball classes for adults at all skill levels at Halpatiokee Regional Park in Stuart, J.V. Reed Park in Hobe Sound, Justin Wilson Park in Palm City and Langford Park in Jensen Beach. Go to www.treasurecoasttennis.com to view schedules and fees or call 772-221-1419 for information.

Open tennis is available at J.V. Reed Park in Hobe Sound for intermediate-level and above players at 7:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Free. The park is at 9004 SE Athena St., east of Federal Highway and Olympus Street. For information, call 772-546-6633.

Compiled by Jimmy Knight. Email sports news to him at jknight@pbpost.com.



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