The Adirondack Mountain Club offers many programs. For information on activities and presentations, call 518-523-3441, or visit www.adk.org.
ADIR. SPORTS COMPLEX
Jan. 15-16: The Skidmore Winter Baseball Clinic for players ages 6-13 will be held at the Skidmore College Sports Center, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. both days. Players should bring their own gloves and bats. All the fundamentals will be addressed and both nights will finish with game competition. Staff is Skidmore head coach Ron Plourde and assistant coaches Mike McFerran, Lance Bull and Matt Pisani. For more information, call 518-580-5380.
Feb. 17-18, 24-25: IAABO Board No. 43 will sponsor its 12th annual boys basketball tournament in Peru, N.Y., to raise money for local scholarships. The seventh/eighth grade tournament will be held Feb. 24 and 25 and the fourth/fifth/sixth grade tournament will be held Feb. 17-18. For more information, contact Jim Caron at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AAU team: An AAU basketball team is seeking five to six ninth- or 10th-grade boys. The team will be based out of the Glens Falls area. Anyone interested may contact Chris Boucher at email@example.com.
For more information on programs at Chase Sports Complex, or to register, please call 518-747-7831 or visit www.chasesportscomplex.com.
Batting cages: Now open ($15 for 15 minutes or $30 for one hour).
Instruction: Private baseball or softball hitting, fielding and pitching instruction for $20 (30 minutes), and $40 (one hour).
Winter programs: Capitalland Field Hockey will run several programs for girls from kindergarten through 12th grade through the winter. For more information, visit capitallandlacrosse.com or email Chad@capitallandlacrosse.com.
Winter programs: Capitalland Field Hockey will run several programs for girl, boys and adults throughout the winter. It includes leagues, modified, varsity and adult players, instructional programs and and learn-to-play programs. For more information, visit capitallandlacrosse.com or email Chad@capitallandlacrosse.com.
Starting Jan. 29: The Capital District Track & Field Officials’ Organization will hold new officials’ certification clinic classes at Colonie High School starting Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. to train candidates for the 2018 outdoor track and field season. Anyone interested in becoming a certified track and field official may e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the clinic and to get additional, specific information. Interested persons may also visit www.cdtony.com for general information about the organization as well as specific updates about training sessions.
For information, dates, times, age groupings and registration dates for all programs, call 518-761-8216 or visit recreation.queensbury.net. You may also register for programs by visiting the recreation office at 742 Bay Road.
Adult exercise: Programs featuring yoga (various days/times), Zumba (Thursday), aerobic dance (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday), women’s volleyball (Tuesday), PIYO (Thursday), eternally tap (Friday) and aquaerobics (Tuesday and Thursday).
Jan. 1: The eighth annual Big A’s 5K Run/Walk will be held at Queensbury Middle School at 10 a.m. Registration is $20 in advance ($15 for TAR members in advance) and $25 on race day. Packet pickup and race-day sign-up is 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. The first 75 to sign up get a custom T-shirt. For more information, contact Mary Lou Aurelia at 518-798-0345 or TJASFA@gmail.com. Online registation can be completed at www.active.com. The race benefits the Jeff Aurelia Scholarship Fund for Queensbury and Glens Falls.
Feb. 3: The Adirondack Runners will hold the Polar Cap 4-Mile Run in Lake George. Registration and packet pickup is at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall at 51 Mohican Street. The race begins and ends on Westbrook Road. The first 200 registered receive a T-shirt. The race benefits the Northern Haiti Sustainability Drive and Sacred Heart Food Pantry of Lake George. Pre-registration entry fees are $20 for Adirondack Runners members ($22 non-members). Virtual Runners and race-day registration fee is $25. For more information, contact Craigbramley@gmail.com or adirondackrunners.org. Online registration is at active.com.
March 24: The Doc Lopez Run for Health, featuring a half-marathon, 5K and 1-mile walk, will be held in Elizabethtown. Registration will be accepted beginning Dec. 7 at AdirondackCoastEvents.com.
March 25: The Adirondack Runners will host the 32nd annual Shamrock Shuffle Road Race at Glens Falls High School. The race benefits Waren-Washington Counites NYS Special Olympics. The Leprechaun Leap, a seven-eighths-mile race starts at 10 a.m., followed by the 5-mile Shuffle at 11 a.m. Online applications are available at www.adirondackrunners.org or www.itsyourrace.com. Registration costs are $3 for the Leprechaun Leap (race day only), $20 for the Shuffle for Adirondack Runners members, $25 for non-members by March 20 and $30 on race day (from 8:30-10:30 a.m.) More information is available by contacting director Kevin Sullivan at 518-798-9593 or at email@example.com.
For information on Spring into Ice Skating, Rec Department drop-in sessions for adult basketball, pickleball, racquetball and wallyball, as well as Zumba fitness classes, contact the department at 518-587-3550, Ext. 2300.
Youth programs: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Washington County is hosting two 4-H programs for youth that will cover archery, air guns, .22-caliber rifle, shotguns, muzzleloaders and conservation. The main emphasis is the safe handling of firearms. The program will be held at Hudson Falls Fish and Game Club beginning Feb. 10, and Salem Rifle and Pistol Club and Owlkill Rod and Gun Club beginning in early March. Youths must be at least 12 to participate. The fee is $25 per youth for 4-H members and $30 for non-members, which includes 4-H enrollment. For more information, or to register, contact the CCE office at 518-746-2560, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through March 12: The Greater Glens Falls Flyers Swim Club has begun its winter season of teaching competitive swimming to area children, ages 6-18. New swimmer tryouts can email for an appontment at www.gfflyers.com, click on Contact Us, or call 518-798-4636.
League forming: A senior tennis league is forming for low intermediate and above players. It will run Mondays and Wednesdays at noon at the Wilton YMCA. For more information, contact Frank Piliere at 518-371-8312 or the YMCA at 518-587-3000.
Indoor pickleball: Players of any experience level can participate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. at Gavin Park. Three to six courts will be available each session. Participants may bring their own equipment or may use the park’s. Players must register at the Gavin Park Office, 10 Lewis Drive, Wilton, and doors open at 9 a.m. No commitment is required. Cost per person, per session, is $3. With questions, call 518-584-9455 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.