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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

For information on programs, fees, dates and times, call 518-743-1086; visit www.adksc.com, or email info@adksc.com.

CHASE SPORTS

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).

COACHING COURSES

May 19-20: Theories and Techniques of Coaching, one of the courses required to coach in New York state high schools, will be offered from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days at the Vent Fitness Center, located at 2080 Western Avenue in Guilderland. Participants must attend all class sessions listed in order to complete the course. Cost is $175 if registered before May 5, $225 if registered after May 5. For more information, contact John Metallo at 518-577-7530 or johngmetallo@live.com.

June 2-3, 9-10: Principles, Philosophy and Organization of High School Athletics, one of the courses required to coach in New York state high schools, will be offered from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Vent Fitness Center, located at 2080 Western Avenue in Guilderland. Participants must attend all class sessions listed in order to complete the course. Cost is $195 if registered before May 25, $250 if registered after May 25. For more information, contact John Metallo at 518-577-7530 or johngmetallo@live.com.

CYCLING

May 19: The Glens Falls Civic Center Foundation will sponsor the inaugural Pucks & Pedals bike tours. Rides include a 40-mile “Southern route” through Saratoga county, looping back through Washington County, and a 20-mile “Northern route” that follows the Warren County bike trail to Lake George and back. Both rides begin and end at Cool Insuring Arena. The first 100 registrants will get a commemorative dri-fit shirt. More information about this event can be found at www.echlthunder.com/pucksandpedals.

FIELD HOCKEY

April 29-June 10: Capitalland is running a Tuesday night and/or Sunday afternoon/night field hockey program for all beginner, novice and advanced skill-level players for grades K-12 at Collins Park in Clifton Park. For more information, email chad@capitallandlacrosse.com.

GOLF

May 19: Knights of Columbus Council 7670 in Gansevoort is hosting a four-player scramble to benefit the St. Therese Food Pantry serving families in need in Gansevoort and northern Saratoga county. The tournament will be at Airway Meadows Golf Club with a 7 a.m. check-in for a shotgun start. Golfers must pre-register by May 8 with Peter Riggi (518-695-4577). The cost is $100 per golfer. Meals and beverages are included.

May 19: The Adirondack Branch of American Association of University Women’s eighth annual golf tournament will be held at Queensbury Country Club with tee times starting at 10 a.m. The tournament funds local memorial scholarships and community projects. Entry fee is $85 per person, or $65 for Queensbury CC members, and is requested by May 14. Registration form is available at www.adirondack.aauw-nys.org/golf or by calling 518-668-2985 for more information.

May 26: The Airway Meadows Women’s Invitational will be held with an 8:15 a.m. check-in. A light breakfast will be followed by a shotgun start and lunch afterward. The format is a four-player scramble. Golfers must pre-register by May 18 by calling 518-792-4144 or by e-mailing golfing@airwaymeadowsgolf.com. The cost is $71 per golfer.

Airway Meadows: Golf leagues are seeking members. For the Morning 9-hole leagues, contact Helen at 518-581-8691; for the Mixed Thursday contact Gary at 518-583-6789; for the early evening Mixed Sunday contact Earl at 518-330-7828; for the Tuesday men’s contact Chris at 518-691-1745; for the Wednesday women’s contact Joan at 518-793-8983; for the Thursday men’s contact Tom at 518-744-9937. For a complete list of leagues visit www.airwaymeadowsgolf.com or call 518-792-4144.

HORSE RACING MUSEUM

April 28: The Museum’s annual Countdown to the Triple Crown program will be held at noon in the Hall of Fame Gallery. Racing experts Tom Amello and Michael Veitch will offer analysis and predictions for the Kentucky Derby. The program is free and open to the public. Guests will receive a complimentary issue of the Triple Crown preview edition of The BloodHorse, featuring past performances, while supplies last.

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 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.

LACROSSE

April 29-June 10: Capitalland Lacrosse is running a Tuesday night and/or Sunday afternoon/night boys and girls lacrosse program for all beginner, novice and advanced skill-level players in grades K-10 at Collins Park in Clifton Park. For more information, email chad@capitallandlacrosse.com.

PICKLEBALL

Wilton Rec: 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.

June 1-3: A three-day pickleball summerfest will be held at the Glens Falls Recreation Center and Ridge/Jenkinsville Park in Queensbury. The three-day clinic will feature open play and training clinics. The summerfest kicks off June 1 at 8 a.m. with all-day check-in and open play until 8 p.m., with clinics held between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Anyone interested in private lessons can learn pro techniques during this time. There will be a dinner at 6 p.m. Individual player and team bookings are available at the website Trackithub.com. For more information, visit www.pbsummerfest.com.

QUEENSBURY REC

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).

RUNNING

May 5: The 23rd annual Granville Area Lioness Club Run for the Community, a 5K, will begin at 10 a.m. It starts and finishes at the Hook and Ladder Firehouse at the corner of Quaker Street and Potter Avenue. Entry fee is $15 pre-race and $20 on race day. Online applications are available at adirondackrunners.org. More information is available by calling Phil at 518-232-7040.

May 12: The Adirondack Runners will host the 29th Prospect Mountain Road Race at 9 a.m. Race starts at the entry gate and travels 5.67 miles to the summit. Race day packet and registration is at the Lake George Forum, 7-8:30 a.m. Race details and online registration is available at www.active.com, or pdf application at www.adirondackrunners.org. For further information email to cifonedesigns@aol.com. The race benefits the Michelle Lafontaine ACC Nursing Scholarship and Under the Woods Foundation.

May 26: The third annual 5K Tyner Trail Run will be held at Cole’s Woods in honor of Jackie Tyner. Registration is open and may be done at active.com and a race shirt is included. Runners and walkers my register on the day of the race, but giveaway shirts may be limited that day. Anyone unable to participate is welcome to make a donation. Checks should be made out to Southern Adirondack Young Life and mailed to 33 Horicon Ave. in Glens Falls.

SARATOGA REC

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.

SOFTBALL

Starting May 7: The Queensbury Department of Parks and Recreation has openings in its men’s softball league on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. All games are played at Ridge/Jenkinsville Park at 6 p.m., starting the week of May 7. There is a team registration fee of $525. Interested teams may call 518-761-8216 for more information.

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