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Auburn-area recreation calendar | July 25
BEGINNERS PROGRAM: The Sno-King Junior Thunderbirds will offer a year-round, beginners-level program for boys and girls ages 5-10. No skating experience is necessary. The program will be on Saturdays at Castle Ice in the Renton Highlands, or at Kingsgate Ice Arena in Kirkland. Players are welcome to join at any time. More information: online at www.snokinghockey.com.
THUNDERBIRDS HOCKEY SCHOOL: This weeklong camp is Aug. 15 to 20 at the ShoWare Center in Kent and will feature Seattle Thunderbirds players and coaches as instructors. The 2011 Thunderbirds Hockey School will consist of six groups: Group A for 6-, 7- and 8-year-olds; Group B for 9- and 10-year-olds; Group C for 11- and 12-year-olds; Group D for 13- and 14-year-olds; and an Adult group for players 18-years-old and older. In addition the school will feature a Junior Prep Group geared towards 15- to 19-year-old players preparing for their upcoming junior season. Players interested in this group will be required to call the T-Birds to register. Youth Group registrants will receive a hockey school jersey while Adult and Junior Prep registrants will receive a hockey school t-shirt. The T-Birds will announce which players and staff will be at the camp as guest instructors in mid July. For hockey school pricing and more information visit the Thunderbird’s Web site at www.seattlethunderbirds.com. You can also sign up for the Hockey School online through the T-Birds online store.
AUBURN PARKS ADULT 4-ON-4 FALL LEAGUE: The City of Auburn's Parks, Arts & Recreation Department offers adult basketball leagues for a variety of ability levels. In the Fall the department will offer 4-on-4 full-court basketball without officials. Ten games will be offered with no playoffs. Early registration deadline is the second Wednesday of September. For more information on any of the programs: Auburn Parks at (253) 931-3043, or online at www.auburnwa.gov.
LEARN TO SKATE CLASSES: An eight-week series with group and private lessons for boys, girls and adults is being offered at KENT VALLEY ICE CENTRE. Instruction is based on criteria set forth by the Ice Skating Institute. Skating classes are a solid starting point for those interested in figure skating or hockey. The facility is located at 6015 S. 240th St. in Kent. More information: (253) 850-2400, ext. 19, or online at www.FamilyNightOut.com.
AUBURN POOL CLOSED FOR RENOVATION: The Auburn School District Swimming Pool, located at 516 4th Street N.E.will be closed for major renovations until Aug. 24. For more information call the pool at 253-939-8825.
TRIPLE PLAY BASEBALL CLUB: Players ages 12-18 with a passion for baseball and a desire to take their game to the next level are invited to a workout with Triple Play baseball Club. More information: (253) 249-9359.
SHARP BASEBALL DEVELOPMENT: Athletes are being accepted for upcoming programs. Private and group lessons in hitting and advanced infield, as well as strength and conditioning programs are available. More information: (425) 306-0814.
EVERGREEN STATE SPORTS: Team facility rental requests are being accepted. Options include rental only, or team training provided by Coach Embery. Limited time slots are available. More information on all of the above is available by contacting Coach Embery at (253) 218-9713.
BASEBALL JAZZ: Professional lessons, camps and coaches clinics are being offered by former Atlanta Braves scout Steve Goucher and the Jazz staff. More information: (206) 230-9011, or online atwww.baseballjazz.com, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
AUBURN PARKS YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUES: This fall program for youth in kindergarten to eighth-grade begins in mid-September and continues through early to mid-November. Registration deadline is first Wednesday of August. Boys and girls play in separate leagues. Each player receives a t-shirt and a ball.
AUBURN JUNIOR WRESTLING TEAM: The Auburn Junior Wrestling season runs from late October through January. The program is one of 18 members of the Pierce County Junior Wrestling League. League competition is a combination of round robin tournaments and dual meets, usually 5 per season. There are also optional tournaments (with additional fees) on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. Wrestling is a competitive sport by nature but children will learn to win and lose with dignity and good sportsmanship. Wrestlers may not turn 13 this year. For more information call the Auburn, Parks, Arts and Recreation department at 253.931-2043.
WESTERN WASHINGTON WALLEYE CLUB: The club meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. behind and below the Green Acres Learning Center, 1826 S. 240th St. (just past Highline Community College). Guests are always welcome. More information: (253) 852-3296 or http://walleye-club.com or P.O. Box 4204, Kent, 98032, or e-mail: email@example.com.
NORTHWEST BASSMASTERS: The club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Bellefield Office Park Complex Center, 1150 114th Ave. S.E. in Bellevue. More information: Kirk Bain at (425) 922-3469.
AUBURN PARKS ADULT LEAGUE: The Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation department will offer adult flag football leagues beginning in September. Six players per side will play on a modified field with an intermediate-size football. Teams will play eight league games, one game a day, on Sundays & Wednesdays, from Sept. 11 to Nov. 16. Game start times will range between 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Sundays and between 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Team registration fees are $620, with an extra $50 for teams registering after Aug. 10. Three levels of play will be offered at all tournaments and leagues and may be combined if deemed necessary. For more information on any of the programs: Auburn Parks at (253) 931-3043, or online at www.auburnwa.gov.
AUBURN PARKS TUFF BURN TOURNEY:Auburn Parks will offer the Tuff Burn Flag Football Tournament on Aug. 27 and 28. Team registration is $300 with a three-game guarantee. Round robin format for first two games, third game seeds all teams into a single elimination playoff bracket. For more information contact Auburn Parks at (253) 931-3043, or online at www.auburnwa.gov.
UEDGE SPORTS/TANOA BOWL WILL HOST CAMPS: UEdge Sports, the organization behind the TANOA Bowl, will host a pair of youth football camps Aug. 12 and 13 at Auburn Memorial Stadium. From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. the inaugural TANOA Youth Camp will be conducted, featuring position, 1-one-1 and 7-on-7 drills. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. and the cost is $30 per player. Team (14 players) rates are also available on request.Beginning at 9 a.m. Aug. 13 at Auburn Memorial Stadium a high school camp will be conducted. Cost for this camp – which includes 1-on-1 and team 7-on-7 drills – is $50 for pre-registration, $60 for walkups. Team rates are also available. Lunch and T-shirts will be provided for players. Participants of both camps are asked to bring cleats and workout gear.Pre-registration fees may be send to UE Sports, 586B Beaver Blvd., Pacific, WA, 98047. Checks should be made out to UE Sports. For more information contact Simi Strickland at 253-293-1704 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The second Tanoa Bowl will take place Dec. 31 at Auburn Memorial Stadium and will feature Washington versus Utah and Oregon versus Alaska games.
AUBURN PARKS COACHES, SPONSORS: Volunteer coaches, assistants and sponsors are need for various Auburn Parks programs. All coaches are certified through the National Youth Sport Coaches Association and must clear a Washington State Patrol background check.
SPONSORS are needed for the teams that will take part in Auburn Parks leagues in various sports. The team sponsorship fee is $195, with that business having its name and logo on the T-shirt uniform. The sponsoring business also will receive an 8x10 team photo plaque. More information on coaching or sponsorship: Auburn Parks at (253) 931-3043.
AUBURN GOLF COURSE OFF-SEASON PASSES are now on sale at Auburn Golf Course, 29630 Green River Road S.E. Options include either a monthly pass with unlimited play, or a monthly pass with weekday play options. Cards are valid through March 31, 2011.
A 2011 PLAYERS CARD is available, offering regular customers benefits that include a free 18-hole round, discounts off regular rates, the ability to book tee times 14 days in advance, discounts on 9-hole and twilight rates, and more. Prices for either the off-season pass or the players card are available by calling Auburn Golf Course at (253) 833-2350. More information about the course is available online at www.auburngolf.org.
GAME FARM WILDERNESS PARK COURSE: An 18-hole course is available at Game Farm Wilderness Park, 2401 Stuck River Dr. S.E. in Auburn. It is open year-round. More information: Auburn Parks at (253) 931-3043 or online atwww.auburnwa.gov