Community calendar: Sunday, Jan. 24


Baseball clinic: 9 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at The Drink Event Center and Waterfront Grill. Scout Mal Fichman from the Pittsburgh Pirates will discuss defense drills, batting techniques, game charts and off-season conditioning. Cost is $65, includes handouts and breakfast. Call 853-5070.

Third District Softball Officials Associations: Looking for new officials. Training and certification available through meetings and on-field clinics. The state rules meeting and clinic is at 6 p.m. Feb. 15 at Middleton High. Contact Randy at 697-9814,; or Ted at 830-8250,

Idaho Senior Softball Association: Taking reservations for its men’s wooden bat league. Anyone born before 1957 (60 and over) is eligible; no one will be turned away. All skill levels welcome. Play in the Monday night or Wednesday night league or both. League play begins April 18. Cost is $40 per league. Tuesday morning league is $20. Deadline for signups is March 25. Call Del at 286-9123 to RSVP.

Baseball instruction: Hitting lessons at indoor facility for boys ages 7-18 from professional instructor Jeff Mace. Call 941-3968.

Baseball instruction: Weekly hitting classes and one-on-one instruction with former major leaguer Eric Fox. Call 371-0145 or email

Baseball pitching instruction: Lessons available for all ages in group or individual setting from a current college coach and major-league associate scout with 16-plus years experience. Contact Andy at or 484-6860.

Baseball and softball instruction: Coach Bobby Sutcliffe is providing instruction for all ages and levels. To schedule, go to For questions, email


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


Boise Golf and Travel Show: 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 12 (Ladies Night), 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 13 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 14 at Expo Idaho. Demonstrations, instructional tips, free golf club to children 3-12 while supplies last, more. Every adult paid admission will receive a free round of golf from Eagle Hills Golf Course. Admission is $12, free for children 12 and younger, at the door or $2 discount tickets available at local Toyota dealers, Wide World of Golf and local golf courses. Ladies Night features special retail offers, exclusive access to the manufacturers, hitting net and exhibitors. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door, includes appetizers and one drink ticket.


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

Boise Pickleball Club: 9 a.m. to noon Fridays at Fort Boise Community Center. No equipment necessary and all skill levels welcome. Lessons are free. Call 608-7680.


Rugby Idaho free clinics: Go to

▪  Open to players grades 1-8, 9 to 10:30 a.m. March 5 at Jabil Fields, Meridian; March 12 at Heritage Middle School, Meridian; March 19 at Hillside Junior High; April 2 (girls only) at Lake Hazel Middle School, Meridian; April 9 at North Junior High; and April 16 at Fairmont Junior High.

▪  For girls grades 3-8 and boys grades 5-8, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 15 and 29 at Heritage Middle School, Meridian.

Rugby Idaho youth leagues: More information at Register at

▪  Grades 3-8 Touch (pink league, girls only): 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 19, 26, May 3 and 10 at Heritage Middle School, Meridian. Cost is $45.

▪  Grades 5-6 Ruck Touch (coed): Practices start mid-March; games on April 6. Practices and locations depend on teams. Cost is $70.

▪  Grades 7-8 Tackle (boys only): Practices start mid-March; games on April 6. Practices and locations depend on teams. Cost is $85.

Rugby Idaho high school spring program: Teams begin practice in February. Cost is $100 for a six-week regular season starting March 11. Find a team in your area at


Meet and Greet with Jeff Galloway: 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Fleet Feet Sports, The Village at Meridian; 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Shu’s Idaho Running Co.; and 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at West YMCA. Jeff Galloway is a former U.S. Olympic team member, author of numerous best-selling running books and a monthly columnist for Runner’s World Magazine. Also, Jeff Galloway’s Run School is from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Therapeutic Associates, 1520 W. State St. Cost is $99. Register at

Cupid’s Undie Run: 2 p.m. Feb. 13 at Tom Grainey’s. Fundraiser for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Cost is $45 through Feb. 5, $55 Feb. 6-13. Go to

5k Fun Run for Veterans: 9:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 20 at Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park. Raise awareness and money for Team RWB, a group that provides various activities to help veterans reintegrate back into society. Cost is $10. Sign up at

Onward Shay! Boise Half and Full Marathon: 7 a.m. Oct. 30 at Payette Brewing Company. Held in honor of Shay Hirsch, wife of George Hirsch. Shay was brought up in Boise, daughter of Pat and Morley Nelson, founder of Boise’s World Center for Birds of Prey. Early registration for the marathon is $100; half is $65. Go to


Upward Soccer: League for grades K-6. Practice begins March 7. Games start April 2 and run through May 21. Player evaluations from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Peregrine Elementary; and 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 2 and 4 at Tree City Church of the Nazarene. Cost is $105 after. Register at


Boise Parks and Recreation adult leagues: Register from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the city rec office, 110 Scout Lane. Power, competitive and recreational leagues available. Teams play one night per week Monday-Thursday starting Feb. 8 and continue through April at Fort Boise Community Center and Boise area schools. Fees are $252 per team plus a $25 USSSA team sanction fee (no USSSA fee for teams that played fall men’s and women’s volleyball), and $14 per non-resident player. Call 608-7650.


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