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Sports & Recreation


Palm Beach Gardens High School’s Five-Star Magnet Program will host the Arty Falk Annual Magnet Golf Classic Saturday at Abacoa Golf Club. The event begins at 7 a.m. with registration and a putting contest, followed by a shotgun start at 8 a.m. An awards lunch will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Entry fee is $125 per player or $400 per foursome, and includes continental breakfast; green, cart and driving range fees; goodie bag; luncheon and awards; and prizes. Sponsorships are welcome. To register, visit www.pbghsevents.com

The ninth annual Save the Chimps Bowlathon takes place Sunday from 1-3 p.m. at St. Lucie Lanes, benefiting the more than 300 Chimponauts at the Save the Chimps Sanctuary in Fort Pierce. $20 donation for ages 6 and up, $10 for kids 5 and under, gets you two hours of unlimited bowling, shoe rental and raffles, or bring bananas for a free raffle ticket. Donations of creamy peanut butter, pasta, rice, powdered Gatorade, jams, jellies, oatmeal, grits and fleece throws and blankets welcome. Come to 6759 S. U.S. 1, Port St. Lucie, or call 772-429-0403 for information.

The Palm Beach Gardens Tennis Center will hold its ninth annual Rally for the Cure May 5. Benefiting breast cancer research, the ability-based event will follow a doubles round-robin format. Wear pink. $20 registration fee, payable by check only to “Rally for the Cure,” includes a burger-and-fries lunch, donations welcome. Starts at 10 a.m., come to 5110 117th Court N., off Central Boulevard. For information, call 561-775-8277 or email recinfo@pbgfl.com

PGA master professional Kevin Perkins has been nominated for the Southeast Chapter of the South Florida PGA Section’s Teacher of the Year award. Nominated by his PGA peers, Perkins runs the golf academy that carries his name at The Evergreen Club in Palm City. A PGA committee will select the winner sometime later this month. For information about the academy and its upcoming summer camp, call 561-301-3783 or go to www.kevinperkinsgolfacademy.com

Lincoln Park Academy of Fort Pierce girls softball coach Roger Mathews celebrated his 500th career victory April 4. Having spent 29 years on the softball fields of St. Lucie County, Mathews has also coached at Port St. Lucie and John Carroll high schools, with his last 14 years steering the Lady Greyhounds. With four games remaining, the team boasts a 10-3 record this season.

The Jupiter United Soccer Club will hold tryouts for its 2017-18 season May 30-June 5, forming competitive teams from the U7 through U20 age divisions. For information, call 561-889-9505 or go to www.jupiterunited.com

Palm Beach Soccer Academy will host the 10th annual Palm Beach Cup International Soccer Tournament in Palm Beach Gardens May 12-14. Last year’s event drew 148 teams from across the U.S., open to boys and girls ages U9-U20. Registration fees $595-$825, includes referee fees and refreshments for participants. Register at www.palmbeachcup.com

The Jupiter Senior Softball Association is open to men age 55 and up with pickup games every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:30 a.m. year round, new players always welcome. Games played at Jupiter Community Park, 3373 Church St. Call 561-308-5464 or go to www.leaguelineup.com/jssa for information.

The Club Scrub Spring Fling River Paddle III takes place Saturday when some 450 participants will paddle the Loxahatchee River from Jonathan Dickinson State Park to the Jupiter Sandbar and back. The club builds and maintains the bike trails inside the park. See manatees and birds as you explore the mangroves and estuaries along the way. Registration $40 members/$45 nonmembers, $12 for non-paddling kids under age 8. Fee includes park entry, lunch and refreshments. Space is limited. For information or to register, go to clubscrub.org

Florida Off-Road Cycling Enthusiasts (FORCE) will host a Run and Ride at the “Dual @ Dyer” Duathlon Off-Road trail run and mountain bike event at Dyer Park in West Palm Beach April 29. In its second year, the event will consist of a 1.5-mile run, 10-mile mountain bike loop and 3-mile run. Race starts at 8 a.m. with registrations accepted as late as 7:15 a.m. on race day. The first 50 participants receive a T-shirt, one or two-person teams allowed. $45 nonmember registration fee or $35 for members. The park is at 7301 N. Haverhill Road, south of Beeline Highway. For information, go to www.forcemtb.org

United Way of Martin County’s Character Counts! program will hold its 15th annual Tee It Up for Character Golf Tournament at the Monarch Country Club in Palm City April 28. The event will raise money to create character-building programs in the county’s schools and the community. 1 p.m. shotgun start, $150 fee includes dinner buffet, goodie bag and a return round of golf. Event includes awards in four different categories plus a $2,500 putting contest, $100,000 second-chance shootout and a live auction, or you may purchase a $30 ticket to attend the buffet and auction only. Call 772-283-4800 ext. 234 or go to www.unitedwaymartincounty.org for more information.

Very Special Arts Florida will hold its 20th annual Katie Gardner Memorial Golf Tournament at Old Marsh Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens May 19. Benefiting VSA’s Palm Beach County chapter, the event is held in honor of Jupiter’s Katie Gardner, who lost her battle against spinal muscular atrophy after spending 11 of her 13 years needing a wheelchair for mobility. Registration and breakfast at 7:30 a.m. with a 9 a.m. shotgun start and 2:30 p.m. helicopter ball drop, luncheon and awards. Call 561-966-7025 or go to www.vsapbc.com for more information.

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

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

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

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, or 561-746-7053 to rent a canoe, kayak or bicycle.

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, or contact the Parks & Recreation office at 561-841-3386.

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

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

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

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

• 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.

• 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-Friday at 11 a.m., $4; club membership not required. $4. Swim programs are offered for kids ages 4-18 in four or five sessions. $60 resident/$65 nonresident. Private lessons are $140 resident/$145 nonresident. Swim lessons for groups or individuals are offered year-round. For information, call 561-222-4994.

Water aerobics classes are offered at the North County Aquatic Complex in Jupiter Tuesdays through Saturdays at 10 a.m. All equipment is provided; 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 Military Trail; call 561-741-2400, except where noted:

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

• Aerobic Dance: Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m., $65 residents/$81 nonresidents.

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

• Chair Yoga, for those unable to get down on the floor: Fridays at 9:30 a.m., $55 residents/$69 nonresidents.

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

• Fitness for Women Over 50, Total Body Toning: Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:45 a.m., $65 residents/$81 nonresidents.

• Pilates Mat: Tuesdays, 8:45 a.m.; 10 classes, $100 residents/$125 nonresidents; first class free. Call 561-236-4298.

• Yoga for Veterans Connected Warriors: Mondays and Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-12 noon, free for veterans and their families.

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

Martin County Parks & Recreation and Treasure Coast Tennis is offering 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.

Martin County Parks & Recreation and Ignite Sports is offering a Preschool Sports Program at Halpatiokee Regional Park in Stuart. Designed for kids ages 3-5, classes will be held Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., weather permitting, in a developmental, noncompetitive environment for the following sports:

• Multi-sport: Wednesday-May 31

• Basketball: June 21-July 26

Registration is $80 per child; go to www.ignitesportsfl.com to view schedules and fees or call 772-349-5522 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. For information, call 772-546-6633.

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

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



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