Thurmond Lake Sail and Power Squadron will offer its Basic Boating Course at the McCormick Public Library located at 201 Railroad Ave., McCormick, S.C. Classes are from 2-5 p.m. Feb. 24, Feb. 27, and March 3 and noon until 3 p.m. on March 6. Advance registration is required. Cost is $25 per person or $30 per couple. Call Dave Kloppenberg at (864) 391-3795 for details or reservations.
The Columbia County Chaos boys 10-and-under travel baseball team will be holding tryouts in March. Interested boys should be 10 or under as of May 1, 2009. Pitching is a plus. For information, call Trevor Adkins at (706) 284-7379.
The Augusta Baseball Umpires Association is recruiting umpires for the 2009 high school season. Umpiring experience and baseball knowledge are pluses. Classroom and field training will be provided. For information, contact Frank Harast at (706) 210-1412 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free throw contest
The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship will be held Feb. 7 from 9:30 a.m. until noon at Patriot's Park gym No. 1. Boys and girls ages 10-14 are eligible. Participants are required to show proof of age and parental consent. For information, call Bob Oellerich at (706) 831-1989.
The Columbia County Area Youth Football Association (CAYFA) will hold registration for the upcoming spring youth football season for the 9-11 and 12-13 age classifications. Participants must be 13 years old or younger on Sept. 1, 2009. Registration will be held Feb. 7 and 14 at Blanchard Woods Park from 9 a.m. until noon. Parents are asked to bring a copy of the player's birth certificate and pay a $55 registration fee. For information, call Gary Yates or Buddy Rish at (706) 993-6382.
The Warriors Challenge Run will be held Jan. 31 at Barton Field on Fort Gordon. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. The run will include a timed 5k run and a formation run. All proceeds from the event go to Wounded Warriors and the Fisher House. For information, contact Audriana Llinas at (706) 288-5408 or e-mail email@example.com.
Lakeside High School will hold a 5k Panther Pace Chase run on Jan. 31 to benefit its track and field program. Registration forms can be found online at www.lhspanthers.com. Late registration will be held at Panthers Stadium at 8 a.m. the day of the run. A .half-mile children's run will take place after the 5k, which starts at 9 a.m. and begins at the track. For information, visit the Web site or e-mail Kenneth Bowles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Columbia County Recreation Department is currently registering for spring soccer. Registration will be accepted at the Patriots Park administrative office, via mail or online. For information, call (706) 863-7523.
The Marshall Family Y is registering youth soccer players ages 3-10 through Jan. 31. Register online at www.thefamilyy.org or at the Marshall Family Y in Evans. For information, contact Justin Goolsby at email@example.com or (706) 922-9658.
The GA-SC Bulls Soccer Club, along with the Columbia County Recreation Department, will offer a Bulls Junior Soccer Academy for ages 5-7 at Blanchard Woods Park. The academy will be offered in two sessions, with each lasting six weeks. Session I starts Feb. 4. Session II starts April 15. Cost is $65 per player for one term or $120 for both. For information and to register, visit www.ga-scbulls.com. Each registrant will receive an academy training shirt and shorts.
Travel softball players wanted
The Georgia Rockers 14U fastpitch team is seeking three or four girls to complete the team. For information, call Chuck Faulkner at (706) 373-3459.
The Augusta chapter of the American Red Cross will hold lifeguard training classes Jan. 19-30, Feb. 9-20, Feb. 23-March 6 and March 23-April 3. For information, call (706) 724-8481.
Coast Guard Auxiliary meets
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at El Valle Mexican Restaurant in the West Town shopping center in Martinez. For information, call John VanOsdol at (864) 391-2170.
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