Community Calendar: Tuesday, Oct. 25


Pac-West Baseball: 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.


Boise Slam tryouts: For boys grades 9-11, Saturday for the 2017 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.


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 Saturday 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

YMCA Healthy Living Center’s Obesity Awareness Walk: 11 a.m. Saturday at Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park. Half-mile flat walking course. Free, but $10 registration if interested in being eligible to win prizes. Call 344-5501 or go to

YMCA Halloween Run: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Ann Morrison Park, with a costume contest prior to the race at 5:15 p.m. Choice of a Monster Mile or 5k. Entry fee is $35 general, $30 youth, in advance. Race day will be $40 and $35. Call 344-5502, ext. 280, email racedirector@ymcatvidaho or go to

Onward Shay! Boise Half and Full Marathon: Noon Sunday 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. Saturday at Boise High ($10). Registration for the marathon is $150; half is $95. Go to

Walk a Mile In My Shoes: 9 a.m. Nov. 5 at the Agricultural Pavilion, Julia Davis Park. Benefit for the Boise/Ada County Homeless Coalition. Registration is $10 for individuals 13 and older. Register on site at 8 a.m. or online at

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.

YMCA Christmas Run: Dec. 17 between the Downtown YMCA and Boise High. One-mile Reindeer Dash (10 a.m.), a two-mile run (10:15 a.m.), and a six-mile run (10:15 a.m.) through Boise’s North End. Costume contest at 9:30 a.m. prior to the races. Registration is $30 general, $25 youth, until Oct. 31, when the prices go to $35 and $30 until Dec. 11, and then $40 from Dec. 12 through race day. Call 344-5502, ext. 280, email racedirector@ymcatvidaho or go to

New Year’s Day Run: Jan. 1 at the Ram Restaurant, 709 E. Park Blvd., Boise. YMCA Team Idaho track and field/cross country fundraiser for uniforms and equipment. Cost is $30 general (with shirt), $25 without, $20 ages 14 and younger. Prices go up $5 on Dec. 1 and again on Dec. 27. Call 344-5502, ext. 270, or email


Boise open singles tournament: 12:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at Idaho Athletic Club, 875 E. Plaza Drive, Eagle. Two tournaments: one for advanced players, one for the less experienced. Arrive 10-15 minutes earlier to register. Entry fee is $5 Boise Table Tennis Club members, $7 nonmembers. Go to


Team Idaho cross country: For ages 6-18, starts Nov. 1 at three Treasure Valley locations Monday through Thursday, depending on age, and will run through Dec. 15. Training is designed to help distance runners who would like to compete in regional or national level competitions, but is open to all ability levels. Cost is $55 for Y members, $80 nonmembers. Contact Jack at 344-5502, ext. 270; jack.ward@ymcatvidaho or go to

Team Idaho indoor track: For ages 10 to adults, starts Nov. 29 at the Jacksons Indoor Track, Ford Idaho Center, Nampa, and will run through Feb. 14. Practices are from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost for the entire session is $160 for Y members, $205 nonmembers. Half session prices are $100/$145 and run Nov. 29 to Dec. 29 and Jan. 3 to Feb. 14. Contact Jack at 344-5502, ext. 270; jack.ward@ymcatvidaho or go to

Team Idaho advanced high school distance training: For grades 9-12, starts Dec. 5 at the Downtown YMCA, and will run through Feb. 23. Practices are from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Cost is $125 for Y members, $175 nonmembers. Registration deadline is Dec. 4. Contact Jack at 344-5502, ext. 270; jack.ward@ymcatvidaho or go to

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