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
Early September: Classes to train new girls basketball officials for Section II will be held in Saratoga. Anyone interested may contact Jim Perkins at email@example.com or call 518-480-5262.
May 18: The Glens Falls Civic Center Foundation is sponsoring “Pucks & Pedals,” a 20-mile and 40-mile bike tour to benefit the purchase of training equipment for the Adirondack Thunder. Those interested may register online at bikereg.com. For more information, contact Rich Gordon at 518-932-1145.
April 7: The 46th Tenandeho Whitewater Derby will be held at noon on Tenandeho Creek, from Coons Crossing Rd to the Hudson River, Mechanicville. For more information, call John Casey at 518-810-7579 or visit tenandeho.org.
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).
May 4-5: Theories and Techniques of Coaching High School Sports will be taught from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at Vent Fitness Center, 2080 Western Ave. (in the Hamilton Square Mall) in Guilderland. Cost is $175 if registered before April 22 and $225 after. Tuition fees are non-refundable, but may be applied to future classes. For more information, email John Metallo at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call him at 518-577-7530.
July 13-14: Principles, Philosopy and Organization of High School Athletics will be taught from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at Vent Fitness Center, 2080 Western Ave. (in the Hamilton Square Mall) in Guilderland. Cost is $195 if registered before July 1 and $250 after. Tuition fees are non-refundable, but may be applied to future classes. For more information, email John Metallo at email@example.com, or call him at 518-577-7530.
April 30-June 23: Capitalland Field Hockey is running a Tuesday night and/or Sunday afternoon-night program for all levels K-12 at Collins Spark in Clifton Park. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
July: John Audino, the longtime Union College coach and current coach at La Salle Institute, will run three camps in July: Air Assault Passing Academy from July 9-12, 6:30-8:30 p.m., for players entering grades 7-12, cost is $80; Youth Football Camp from July 5-19, 9 a.m.-noon, for players entering grades 3-6, cost is $100; and the Modified & JV Football Camp from July 15-19, 6:30-9:30 p.m., for players entering grades 7-10, cost is $125. For more information on any of the camps, please email email@example.com.
April 19, 20: The New York State Golf Association will host three-hour and full-day rules seminars at Shaker Ridge Country Club to provide overviews or more detailed analysis of the major changes and rules situations often encountered. The full-day seminar will be April 19, and an 80-question certification exam will be offered at the club at 9 a.m. April 20. The fee is $35, which includes lunch and a copy of the Rules of Golf and the Official’s Guide to the Rules of Golf. The three-hour seminar will be April 20, from 9 a.m. to noon. Attendees will be offered a complimentary continental breakfast and copies of the Players’ Edition of the Rules of Golf. For more information, visit playnysga.golfgenius.com.
HALL OF FAME
Until May 15: SUNY Adirondack’s athletics department is accepting nominations for the 2019 Athletics Hall of Fame. To be eligible, SUNY Adirondack alumni must have completed at least one full season as an athlete and not been enrolled for more than five years. In addition, honorary nominations for notable faculty, coaching staff, administration, contributors and supporters who have had an impact on the athletic department are all eligible for consideration. Nominations should include name, contact information, athletic accomplishments at SUNY Adirondack and after, if applicable, athlete’s impact on the college and athletic department and scholarly achievements. Submissions may be mailed to Julie Clark, Assistant Director of Athletics, 640 Bay Road, Queensbury, NY 12804; emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org; or submitted directly online at http://www.sunyadktimberwolves.com/information/HOF_Nomination.
Aug. 26-30: The Adirondack Thunder will host a summer hockey camp at Cool Insuring Arena this summer led by Thunder head coach Alex Loh and assistant coach Pete Dineen. There will be three sessions each day with skating, shooting and stick-handling training, guest speakers and controlled scrimmages. Breakfast and lunch is included. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 8-12 (for a child not in that age range who wishes to take part, contact Jeff Mead at 518-798-0366). The cost is $295 for five days. For more information, contact the Thunder at 518-480-3355 or visit the Thunder office.
HORSE RACING MUSEUM
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) and free seniors admission (age 55 and older) all day every Wednesday throughout the year. For more information, call 518-584-0400 or visit www.racingmuseum.org/hours-and-admission.
Starting March 3: Capitalland Lacrosse will run March clinics for boys and girls players in beginner, novice and advanced skill levels for ages kindergarten through ninth grade. Classes will be held Sunday evenings at the Sportsplex of Halfmoon. For more information, visit www.capitallandlacrosse.com or email email@example.com.
April 30-June 23: Capitalland Lacrosse will run Tuesday night and/or Sunday afternoon boys and girls youth programs for all levels K-10th at Collins Park in Clifton Park. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Through May: Online registration for the 41st Freihofer’s Run For Women on June 1 at 9 a.m. is now open at freihofersrun.com. All registrants will receive a commemorative T-shirt and many other perks. The first 500 women to register may do so for just $25. Registration also is underway for the ninth annual Freihofer’s Training Challenge, a 10-week program starting March 18.
March 23: The annual Doc Lopez Run for Health, based in Elizabethtown, will feature a half-marathon, a 5K run and a 1-mile walk. Registration is available at DocLopezRun.com and AdirondackCoastEvents.com.
March 31: The Adirondack Runners will host the 33rd annual Shamrock Shuffle Road Race, to benefit Warren-Washington Counties (Area No. 37) NYS Special Olympics, at Glens Falls High School. Check-in and registration will take place from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Cost is $20 to Adirondack Runners members, $25 if registered by March 26 and $30 day-of. The 7/8-mile Leprechaun Leap (children’s fun run) will take place at 10 a.m., with the 5-mile Shuffle to take place at 11 a.m. Race applications on the web are available at www.adirondackrunners.org and www.itsyourrace.com. For more information, contact Kevin Sullivan at 518-798-9593 or at email@example.com.
April 6: The 40th Salem April Fool’s Race will take place at Salem High School. The 10K race will start at 9 a.m., the 1-mile kids’ race at 10 a.m. and the 5K race/walk at 10:30 a.m. For more information, visit aprilfoolsrace.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.
March: The ADKZH Speed Shot Decision Challenge will be held throughout the month at Adirondack Zombie Hunters on Canada Street in Lake George. SIRT Glock 17 training pistols will be used on shooting simulators. The highest posted score at the end of the challenge will win a prize package. Entry is $5 plus tax.
TRACK AND FIELD
Through April 15: The Greater Capital Region Track, Field and Cross Country Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for its second class of inductees. New this year is the inclusion of road-racing stars, along with track and cross country standouts, coaches and contributors. Nominees must be at least 5 years removed from high school. Nominations forms are available at www.crtfcchof.weebly.com.