Beginning Feb. 13: The “Murph” O’Leary training and development program run by the Adirondack Chapter of Certified Baseball Umpires will be held at Moreau Elementary School in South Glens Falls, beginning with a session on Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. The association, which covers umpiring at the modified, JV and varsity levels for schools in the northern part of Section II, is welcoming new candidates. Anyone with questions may contact Matt Armenio at 366-8968, Lynn Tusa at 792-0066, Bill Durkee at 747-3835 or Bill Smith at 793-6254.
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.
March 8-11: The 29th annual Missing Children’s Basketball Tournament for fifth- and sixth-grade boys and girls teams will be held in Au Sable Forks. Proceeds from the tournament will go to support the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Entry fee is $150. For more information, or to register a team, contact tournament director Carol Greenley at 518-837-7515 or email@example.com.
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.
HORSE RACING MUSEUM
Feb. 8, 15 & 22: The museum will host a children’s educational program series called “Horse Explorers. Recommended for ages 3-6, it will educate children about horses by developing age-appropriate skills in art, literacy, science and math. It will take place Thursdays from 10:30-11:15 a.m. in the Horseplay Gallery. For more information on specific programs, call 518-584-0400 or visit www.racingmuseum.org.
Feb. 8: The museum will host a special sip-and-paint event from 6-8 p.m. in the Hall of Fame Gallery, where guests will have an opportunity to paint a Saratoga Race Course scene. The evening will include drinks and snacks. Tickets are $40 for museum members and $45 for non-members. Reservations must be made by Feb. 5. To purchase tickets, call 518-584-0400, extension 109, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free admission/promotions: The museum will have free admission all day for visitors on the final Sunday of each month, free Fridays all year (2 p.m. to close), free seniors admission (age 55 and older) all day every Wednesday throughout the year, buy-one-get-one-free admission on Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day and Columbus Day, and all active military and veterans are free all day on Veterans’ Day. For more information, call 518-584-0400 or visit www.racingmuseum.org/hours-and-admission.
Winter programs: Capitalland Field Hockey will run several programs for girls, 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.
Started Jan. 29: The Capital District Track & Field Officials’ Organization is holding new officials’ certification clinic classes at Colonie High School to train candidates for the 2018 outdoor track and field season. Anyone interested in becoming a certified track and field official may e-mail email@example.com 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.
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 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 7/8th-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 cost is $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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
TRACK AND FIELD
Through April 15: A Capital Region Track and Field and Cross Country Hall of Fame has been created. Leaders are in the process of accepting nominations for the first group of inductees in the spring. An induction banquet is planned for the fall. The Hall of Fame Committee will accept nominations through April 15. Donations and business sponsorships are welcome. Procedures and forms for donation and nomination can be found on the Hall’s website at www.crtfcchof.weebly.com. Questions and comments may be directed to Peter Sheridan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-860-7721.
March 10: The 46th annual Conservation Banquet will take place at The Century House in Latham. Tickets are on sale through the Clearwater Chapter’s website: www.clearwatertu.org.
Pickleball: Wilton Recreation is hosting indoor pickleball at Gavin Park. No commitment required, and players of any experience level are welcome. Drop-in registration takes place Mondays through Friday, September through April. Session fee is $3 per person, per visit for Wilton Residents and $5 per person, per visit for non-residents. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and the courts are available through 11:30 a.m. Anyone with questions may contact the park office at 518-584-9455.