Portage Elite Basketball to hold girls tryouts
PORTAGE | Portage Elite Basketball will hold tryouts for sixth-grade girls from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Myers Elementary School. The tryouts are open to any sixth-grade girl residing in the Portage Township School District. For details, contact Fred Hurley at (219) 741-1255 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Valpo ATA self-defense class Friday
VALPARAISO | Valpo ATA will hold a self-defense class from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. Cost is $10. For details, call (219) 462-500, or email email@example.com.
Spirit Sprint, Lil' Boo youth running events Oct. 12
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Swim Club will host the Spirit Sprint 1- and 2-mile fun run and Lil' Boo 500-meter run for children at 9 a.m. Oct. 12 at Rogers-Lakewood Park. The Spirit Sprint is open to those aged 14 and under, while the Lil' Boo is open to those aged 6 and under. Cost is $15. For details, call (219) 531-1998; email firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.valparaisoswimclub.com.
Players needed for Triple Crown 15U/16U baseball teams
VALPARAISO | Triple Crown Valparaiso is looking to put together 15- and 16-and-under baseball teams for next season. Tryout deadline is Oct. 13. For details, call Rich Bafia at (219) 462-3927.
Run For Our Parks Oct. 13 at Soldiers Memorial
LAPORTE | The LaPorte Park and Recreation Department will host its second annual Run For Our Parks 10K/5K at 9 a.m. Oct. 13 in Soldiers Memorial Park. Entry fee is $25. Registration may be taken by phone at (219) 326-9600, online at active.com or at the park office, located at 250 Pine Lake Ave.
Valpo Park League needs volleyball officials
VALPARAISO | Volleyball officials are needed for Valpo Parks Department's men's, women's and coed leagues. The season runs from late October through early March. For details, go to www.Valpo.Parks.org.
Events scheduled at Creekside Golf Course
VALPARAISO | Creekside Golf Course and Training Center will offer Junior 202 golf instruction on Saturdays through December for children aged 12 and older. Cost is $30 per class. Linksters Academy, L'il Tigers and First Tee classes are available. Creekside has also upgraded its golf simulators. Call (219) 531-7888 for hours and tee times.
Night hike offered at Taltree Arboretum
VALPARAISO | Taltree Arboretum and Gardens will host a hike at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17. Cost is $7 for those 13 to 54, $4 for seniors (55 and older) and children (5 to 12). For details, go to www.taltree.org.
Portage Park Department offers soccer academy
PORTAGE | The Portage Park Department will sponsor an indoor soccer academy for boys and girls aged 7 to 14 from Nov. 4 to Dec. 22 in Oakwood Hall at Woodland Park. Training days will be Monday and Tuesday and match play will be Sunday. Registration will be taken at the Woodland Park Office from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through Oct. 18. The cost is $75 for Portage residents, $85 for nonresidents. For details, call Ralph Mundt at (219) 841-5156.
Youth basketball clinic at Portage Y
PORTAGE | The Portage YMCA will offer youth basketball clinics from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18 and from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 19 and 20. Children in grades one through six are eligible. Cost is $14 for primary plus members, $20 for primary members and $40 for non-members. For details, call (219) 762-9622, or go to www.ymcaofportage.org.
VU to hold softball camps
The Valparaiso University softball program's 14U/12U team camps will be held Oct. 19 and 20 at Imagination Glen Park in Portage. Teams are guaranteed at least four games. A college coach or player will be available to help instruct during two of each team's games. The cost is $475 per team. For details, go to www.valposoftballclinics.com, or call (219) 464-5047.
Rio's Indoor Golf opens this month
VALPARAISO | Rio's Indoor Golf opens this month at its new location, behind Buck's Bicycle off Ind. 2 and 49. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends. Winter leagues will begin Oct. 21. For details, call (219) 465-5200.
Transitions Equestrian Center open house Oct. 26
LAPORTE | Transitions Equestrian Center's open house will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26. The center is located at 2525 E. 850 N. For details, call Melissa Ashcraft at (269) 923-9088; email email@example.com, or go to www.transitionsequestriancenter.com.
Monster Dash Halloween Run Oct. 27
VALPARAISO | The inaugural Monster Dash, the newest special event of Fit City and Valpo Parks, will be held Oct. 27. Activities include a 1K Family Fun Run and a 5K race, beginning and ending at Central Park Plaza. Participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite super hero, villain or fairy tale character for the costume fun run. The 1K costs $15, the 5K, $25 or $30 for both. For details, go to www.ValpoParks.org.
Millennium Vardar to hold soccer tryouts
MERRILLVILLE | Millennium Vardar, a premier soccer club in Northwest Indiana, will hold open tryouts for under-8 through U18 boys and girls Oct. 26, 27 and Nov. 3 at St. Elijah Church. For times and details, call Vangel Nacovski at (219) 577-5509, or go to www.millenniumsoccer.org.
Back to school sessions available at HGCA
VALPARAISO | Registration for Horizon Gymnastics and Cheer Academy's Back to School sessions continue through Oct. 27. For details, call (219) 477-6542, or go to www.horizongymnasticscenter.com.
Jim East giving basketball shooting lessons
MERRILLVILLE | Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame member and former Merrillville varsity head coach Jim East is giving one-hour shooting lessons for boys and girls in grades three to 12 through November at the Fieldhouse-Merrillville. For details, call (219) 662-8157 or (219) 308-5504.
Gymnastics classes available at Portage YMCA
PORTAGE | Gymnastics classes are available for children at the Portage YMCA. For details, call (219) 762-9622, or go to www.ymcaofportage.org.
Team seeks premier 16U softball pitcher
A premier 16-and-under softball team is looking for a pitcher to complete its 2014 roster. For details, call Kenny at (219) 510-2971.
Triple Crown Threat Green needs softball player
VALPARAISO | The Triple Crown Threat Green 14-and-under softball team is in need of a player to complete its roster. For details, call Doug at (219) 242-1580.
Fall softball team seeks players
The 12-and-under Lady Playmakers are looking for a utility player for fall softball. Any interested athletes should call Billy Pierce at (219) 381-7007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a tryout.
Storm in need of baseball players
HOBART | The 2014 Hobart Storm 12-and-under baseball team is looking for players from Northwest Indiana for next season. For details, call Bobby at (219) 840-8918.
Players needed for South Shore Steelheads
The South Shore Steelheads' 14-and-under travel baseball is looking for players for next season. For details, contact coach Dave Cooper at (219) 545-1422 or email@example.com.
Hobart Storm in need of baseball players
The Hobart Storm 8-and-under travel baseball team is in need of three players to complete its 2014 roster. For details, call Lucke Donsbach at (219) 313-2920.
Region Storm to hold tryouts for baseball team
The Region Storm will hold tryouts for its 17-and-under baseball team. For consideration, contact Ken Haluska at (219) 313-4726 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign-ups underway for youth coed volleyball
VALPARAISO | Sign-ups are available for Valpo Parks Department's youth coed volleyball. The eight-week program is open to first- through sixth-graders. Practices are at the Valpo Boys and Girls Club. Cost is $65 for Valpo residents, $77 for non-residents. Boys and Girls Club members pay $35 less. Registration ends Dec. 20. For details, call (219) 462-5144, or go to www.Valpo.Parks.org.