- Jimmy Knight
NORTHERN PALM BEACH COUNTY
Registration is now open for Palm Beach Gardens Youth Athletic Association Lacrosse through Dec. 31. Open to boys and girls, ages 5-13. Fees: $175 residents/$230 nonresidents, plus $15 PBGYAA fee and $30 U.S. Lacrosse membership fee. Baseball and soccer leagues start in February. For information, go to www.pbgyaa.com/lacrosse or call 561-307-3458.
Gym Like This! of Riviera Beach hosted its annual Think Pink Invite Nov. 5, with more than 10 gymnastics schools participating and a portion of the proceeds going toward breast cancer research. In the Level Xcel Bronze, Dalanie Rollins placed first on the vault, bars and all-around, and second on beam and floor; Brianna Alexandris placed second on vault and third for all-around; Kate Goddeau-Hall tied for first on the vault; Sophia Zarate placed third on vault, tied for second on the bars and placed first on floor; Adelyn Wruble placed first on the beam; and Caden Carpenter placed third on floor. The team itself captured second place in the teams division.
Level 1 team member Huckleberry Freisberg-Hickey tied for second on vault, placed second on the beam, and first on bars, floor and all-around; Sydney Morgan placed third on the bars and the all-around; and Shea Cogle placed third on beam with the team itself placing second. In Level 2 action, Callie Nelson took first-place honors in all events with scores of 9.175 or higher and a 37.175 in the all-around; Shayla Stillwaggon tied for second on vault; Katie Carmody tied for second on vault, tied for second on floor and placed third in the all-around; and Amanda Thompson tied for second on vault. The team itself placed second. Level 3 team member Brylee Burrows placed third on vault, second in the all-around and first on bars and floor; Teaghan Greenman placed first on the beam and second in the all-around; Cecilia Renzulli placed second on beam and tied for third on floor; and Addison Dorsey tied for third on vault, tied for first on floor and captured first place on bars. The team itself captured first place.
Level 4 action saw Viveka Brown place third on beam and first on vault, floor and all-around; Jada McDonald third on vault, second on beam, floor and all-around; Mercer Ward first on bars and third on floor; Caitlyn Wilson third on bars and second on vault and all-around; and Heidi McAmis third on floor, with the team taking first-place honors. In Level 5 action, Kayla Calma placed third on vault, second on floor and first on the bars, beam and all-around; Iliana Tater placed third on beam, tied for third on bars, second in all-around and first on vault and floor; Sophia Roberts placed second on bars, tied for first on floor and placed first on vault and all-around; Maggie Hall tied for first on floor, first on beam and third for all-around; and Sophia Santoro tied for third on bars, placed third in the all-around and second on vault. The team captured first place. For information or class schedules, go to www.gymlikethis.com or call 561-842-8488.
The Holiday Basketball Classic of the Palm Beaches, a national invitational tournament, returns for a second year to various facilities including the Benjamin School and Dwyer and Palm Beach Gardens high schools Dec. 28-30. Over 640 athletes from 10 states will participate in the 32-team contest. Local boys teams include Dwyer and Olympic Heights high schools and girls teams from American Heritage, Benjamin, Palm Beach Gardens and Palm Beach Lakes high schools. One-day passes range from $5 to $10; $15 to $25 for all-tournament passes. Go to www.hbcpalmbeaches.com for information and to buy tickets.
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., or 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 games for the remainder of the year and in the Winter League beginning in January. 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 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 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.
Water aerobics classes are offered at the North County Aquatic Complex in Jupiter 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.
Martin County Parks and Recreation will offer a Pre-School Sports Program at Halpatiokee Regional Park in Stuart for kids ages 3 to 8 in January 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
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
The Martin County Office of Tourism and Marketing and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) have launched “Catch a Florida Memory,” a program recognizing saltwater anglers for their fishing skills while encouraging them to target multiple species to decrease pressure on the most-sought-after ones. All ages and skill levels are eligible, with prizes and recognition awarded in three areas: Saltwater Reel Big Fish, Grand Slam and Saltwater Life List. Submit your photos to the Club Members section at FWC’s catachafloridamemory.com and the commission’s Facebook page.
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.
The Pine Creek Sporting Club in Okeechobee will host the third annual Tower Shoot benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County Hunger Relief Program Saturday. Field limited to 24 participants, half-peg fee $2,500, properly-trained hunting dogs are welcome. Luncheon follows immediately after the shoot, $150 fee per person. The Boys & Girls Clubs fight hunger through their After-School Meals Program and estimates more than 400,000 kids will be served at their seven locations in 2018. For information, go to www.bgcpbc.org or call 561-683-3287.