Community Calendar: Tuesday, Oct. 11


Pac-West: Call 866-3436 or

▪  Taking registration for its offseason Velocity Plus throwing program in November/December. For baseball and softball players (all position players). Eight-week program, three days per week, 24 one-hour sessions. Cost is $425.

▪  Offering one-on-one pitching lessons. Cost is for $65 per-hour lesson or $300 for five lessons.


Boise Slam tryouts: For boys grades 9-11, Oct. 29 for the 2017 spring and summer season. For more information, go to or call Mike at 830-2723.


Idaho Bocce Ball Club: League play at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the USBF courts, Ann Morrison. All skill levels welcome, free lessons. Cost is $10 per person for a season of league membership. Call Lou at 336-2453 or Mike at 376-3171.


Boise Area Pickleball Association: 9 a.m. to noon Monday-Friday at Homecourt YMCA, Meridian. Lessons and equipment available. Contact Terry at 921-0063 or

Free beginners clinics: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. first Thursday of each month at Fort Boise Park. Call 608-7616.

Pickleball: Go to for free lessons, places to play, schedules of play times.


Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park. Participants can either join in a leisurely stride around the park and neighborhoods, or compete in the competitive 5k. Cost is $25 advance, $35 day of; walk is free. Go to

Sharon’s Ride.Run.Walk: Registration at 8:30 a.m. and event at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at The Riverside Hotel. Consists of a 15-mile bike ride, 5k walk/run and one-mile stroll. Also, face painting, pumpkin painting, raffles. Benefit for the Epilepsy Foundation of Idaho. Cost is $15 general, $10 children 9-17, free for ages 8 and younger. Register at

Treasure Valley Out of the Darkness Community Walk: Registration from 8:30 to 10 a.m., opening ceremony at 10 a.m., walk at 10:30 a.m. and closing ceremony at noon Oct. 29 at Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park. Approximate three-mile route begins and ends in Kleiner Park at the bandshell, with part of the path circling The Village at Meridian shopping center. Benefit for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Call 553-4140 or go to

Onward Shay! Boise Half and Full Marathon: Noon Oct. 30 at Payette Brewing Company. Held in honor of Shay Hirsch, wife of George Hirsch. There is also a Run Toto Run Kids’ Race, 9 a.m. Oct. 29 at Boise High ($10). Registration for the marathon is $150; half is $95. Go to

Zeitgeist Half Marathon: Nov. 5 in Boise. Open to walkers and runners. Post-race party includes a full meal, band, awards and prize drawings. Fundraiser for Racing Unlimited, Inc., a non-profit that funds research to find treatments and a cure for Polycystic Kidney Disease. Entry fee is $50; deadline is Wednesday. Go to or call 853-1221.

Turkey Trot Relay Race: Nov 19 at the east end of Ann Morrison Park. Four-person relay, each member runs/walks a two-mile leg. Teams closest to their predicted times win a turkey for each team member. Applications at running stores and at or call 867-9500.


Les Bois Woody Classic: 8 a.m. Oct. 22 at Eagle Tennis Center. Wood racquet tournament to benefit local Treasure Valley tennis players in the battle against cancer. Cost is $50, two events included. Registration deadline is Oct. 17. Go to, click Tournaments.


YMCA Team Idaho youth cross country program: Meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through Oct. 26, alternating between Hobble Creek Park and Camel’s Back Park. Open to anyone in the 6-13 age group. Free to YMCA cross country participants and $2 for non-participants. Contact Jack at 344-5502, ext. 270; jack.ward@ymcatvidaho or go to or

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