Fourth of July Kenwood Footrace, BGCSV kickball, adult and junior tennis
THE POPULAR KENWOOD Footrace – including 3K and 10K runs over one of the most scenic parts of the Valley, which includes hills on the course – will take place for the 40th time this Monday, July 4, starting at 7:30 a.m. on the Kenwood Plaza Park. For costs, to pre-register or for more details, visit empirerunners.org.
BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS of Sonoma Valley will hold its inaugural Corporate Kickball Tournament to raise money for after school enrichment and educational programs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, at Sonoma Valley Little League’s Hughes and Teeter fields. For more details, contact Katie Holden at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 938-8544, ext. 106.
SONOMA VALLEY TENNIS Association rescheduled the earlier rained-out start of its Friday Night Round Robin events at the Maxwell Farms Regional Park courts to Friday, July 15, with a 20-player limit. Late-registration and warmups are at 5:30, and play begins at 6 p.m. Tennis balls and water will be provided. To pre-register, or for more details, e-mail Corky Rosengren at email@example.com. Also, the SVTA, the Kiwanis Club of Sonoma and Rotary Club of Sonoma are currently sponsoring the 12th annual Junior Tennis Free Summer Program for Valley youths ages 6-to-15-years-old at the Maxwell Park courts from 5 to 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday through July 26. To register, for applications or more details, visit sonomavalleytennis.org, or call 935-6833.
NAPA-TO-SONOMA Wine Country Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, July 17, and though it has been sold out for months Destination Races has added a “GunBunFunRun” 5K race, which starts at 8:15 a.m. at Gundlach Bundschu Winery and finishes in the Plaza to coincide with the half-marathon finish. Registration is limited to 300 participants. For more information on the Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon and registration for the GunBunFunRun visit www.napa2sonoma.com.
SONOMA AQUATIC CLUB (formerly Agua Caliente Aquatic Center) is holding registration for its summer swim programs for ages 3-months-old to adults at the SAC site, 17350 Vailetti Drive. The programs include swim lessons (ages 3-and-older); stroke school (ages 5-and-older, deep-water safe); Sea Dragon swim team (novice/competitive – ages 5-and-older); junior lifeguard camps (ages 7-to-14); water polo clinics (ages 7-to-14); parent and tot water classes (ages 3-to-36 months); and adults and masters swim programs. For program descriptions, dates, times, costs, to register or for more details, visit the SAC website at www.sonomaaquaticclub.com or call 939-8833.
FLOWERS GOLF RANGE of Sonoma will hold three, three-day sessions of junior golf summer clinics and lessons for boys and girls ages 6-to-14-years-old who are new to the game, conducted by resident golf-pro John D. Moore – a PGA member for more than 27 years and former general manager and pro at the Petaluma Golf and Country Club for 10 years – at the range, 18709 Arnold Drive. The first Thursday, Friday and Saturday session is July 7, 8 and 9. For costs, times, to register, or for more details, contact Moore at 217-4194 or email PetPGA@aol.com.
THE SECOND ANNUAL Sonoma Valley Youth Summer Football Camp for ages 10-to-14-years-old – under the instruction of Sonoma Valley High School’s and the Sonoma Junior Dragons’ football staffs – will take place at the SVHS practice field from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, through Friday, July 15. For costs, to sign up or for more details, contact Bob Midgley at 935-6865, or email firstname.lastname@example.org; or Jerry Mackling at 495-0168, or email email@example.com.
SONOMA TAEKWONDO, UNDER the direction of founder and owner Patrick Hoffman, will hold its annual Kick-A-Thon fundraiser for “The Anova Center for Education” – a non-profit organization providing services for children and families with autism, with a school located in Santa Rosa – from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 16. The benefit event is free. For more details, call Hoffman at 935-7118.
THE ANNUAL LADY Dragons Summer Volleyball Camps for girls in fifth-through-ninth grades will take place Monday through Wednesday, July 25 to 27, at Sonoma Valley High School’s Pfeiffer Gym. For incoming girls’ fifth-, sixth- and seventh-grades, the three-day Dragonette fundamentals camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon, with the Dragon intermediate skills rookies camp for eighth- and ninth-graders running from 2 to 5 p.m. Both camps cost $80 a girl and includes a camp T-shirt. Recommended early registration by July 11, will be discounted $10 discounts. To register for the camps, or for more details, contact Sonoma head varsity coach Mindy Neves at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NORTH BAY SOCCER Camps will hold two one-week sessions of youth camps for boys and girls ages 4 to 13, at Maxwell Farms Regional Park’s lower fields on Mondays through Fridays, July 25 to 29, and Aug. 1 to 5. Cost is $65 for 4-to-7-year-olds and $80 for ages 9-to-12, with discounts for multiple children. For times, to register or for more details, call 481-6017 or e-mail email@example.com.
VALLEY OF THE Moon Pétanque Club continues its monthly tournament and picnic events, and is currently offering free lessons in the sport at the Henri Maysonnave Memorial Courts in Sonoma’s Depot Park on Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. Anyone interested in joining the VOMPC, or for more details, can call 343-9465 or visit www.vompc.org.