Free SVHS girls sports physical examinations Wednesday; Sonoma Valley Footrace and Festival Saturday
SONOMA VALLEY HIGH School will hold free sports physical examinations for girls at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, May 11, in the locker room.
THE FIFTH ANNUAL Sonoma Valley Footrace and Festival fund-raising event – benefiting the performing arts program at Sonoma Developmental Center – takes place on Saturday, May 14, and includes a 5K walk/run and an advanced 10K race, both starting at 8 a.m., along with a beer and wine tasting, a car show with classics and hot-rods, food vendors, carnival games and attractions. For costs or more details, visit www.dds.ca.gov/svff.
SONOMA VALLEY YOUTH Soccer Association will hold one final walk-in sign-up session on Wednesday, May 18, with online registration ending this Sunday, May 15, with boys and girls who didn’t play during the 2009 and 2010 seasons needing to provide a birth certificate to register. Scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis with proof of income, and must be applied for in person. Sibling discounts are offered to families with more than one player. For the walk-in sign-ups location, to register on-line, for costs and scholarship requirements, for for more details, visit www.sonomasoccer.org, or call 256-0544. Para mas informacion en espanol, visite www.sonomasoccer.org, o llame al 548-9838, o 326-7596. Also, gear exchange – cleats, shin guards, practice jerseys and socks, all in clean condition – continue at Picazo Café and Deli on Arnold Drive at Grove Street.
SONOMA VALLEY STACK Travel Baseball will hold its final 2011 registration for players 9-to-14-years-old at Arnold Field clubhouse from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Sunday, May 15. For more details, contact Justin Garrett at 321-5963, or online at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VALLEY OF THE Moon Little League has scheduled a pitching clinic for players ages 8-to-12-years-old from 10 to 11:30 a.m. this Sunday, May 15, at Paul’s Field. Cost is $20 a player. To pre-register, or for more details, contact Hilary Gruendle at 939-8422, or email@example.com.
SONOMA VALLEY HIGH School’s football program will hold sign-ups and an informational meeting for all incoming SVHS freshmen interested in playing for the grid Dragons in 2011 at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, in SVHS room M-1 – head coach Mick O’Meara’s chemistry room near Golton Hall. For more details call O’Meara at 235-3121, or visit MOMeara@sonomavly.k12.ca.us.
SONOMA VALLEY TENNIS Association will hold its Rally For The Cure Round Robin Doubles Tennis Tournament to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research – under the direction of USPTA pro Christi Hays – from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, at the Maxwell Farms Regional Park courts. For more details, contact Kathy Kennett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SONOMA VALLEY YOUTH Football and Cheer Junior Dragons continue their sign-up sessions for the 2011 at Arnold Field from 11 a.m, to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, and from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22. Forms required to register include the player/parent contract and code of ethics, and the NBYFC medical release. For more details, visit sonomajrdragons.net.
SONOMA VALLEY HIGH School’s boys soccer program is holding a mandatory informational meeting for all prospective 2011 players, and their parents, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, in SVHS room-F1 of the foreign language wing. For more details, call coach Mike Linder at 938-1179.
MURPHY’S IRISH PUB’S 15th annual Bottomfeeders Open Golf Tournament will take place at Oakmont’s West Course in Santa Rosa, with the event set for Friday, May 27, and it will once again benefit Vintage House in Sonoma. Tournament entry fee is $160 a player, or if you sign up for a foursome, the cost is $600 for the group, and includes golf with cart, a sleeve of golf balls, a tee-prize, as well as a box lunch, beer and other refreshments on the course. Someone could also walk away with a nice check, as a $10,000 hole-in-one prize will be offered for the lucky person who makes an ace during the event. A buffet dinner featuring prime rib and salmon follows at the Vintage House, along with a hosted beer and wine awards ceremony. The event gets underway with check-in at 11:30 a.m., followed by a shot-gun start at 12:30 p.m. The hosted beer and wine bar starts at 6, and the awards dinner is at 7:30 p.m. Anyone interested in attending just the dinner portion can do so for a cost of $60. For more information, or to get a registration form, go to www.vintagehouse.org, or call the Vintage House at 996-0311, or Murphy’s at 935-0660.
SONOMA VALLEY SLOWPITCH Softball teams and coaches need to reserve their spots in the Tuesday and Thursday night leagues by calling Kevin Dwelly at 815-3536. The games are scheduled to start at the end of this month (May).
BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS of Sonoma Valley, together with Professional Climbers International are offering rock climbing for adults, with the “Introduction to Climbing” classes taking place at the club’s Maxwell gym, Maxwell Farms Regional Park, 100 Verano Ave., every Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon through June. For costs or more details, contact Margie at 938-8544, ext. 105, or at email@example.com.
SONOMA VALLEY HIGH School’s football program will hold its annual
SVHS Frosh Football Camp – with an emphasis on strength training, proper conditioning and techniques for incoming ninth graders – from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, June 13, through Thursday, June 16, from at the school’s weight room and practice field. Participants will need permission waiver, cleats and running shoes, shorts and T-shirts. For more details, call athletic director Bob Midgley at 933-4010, ext. 5272, or visit Rmidgley@sonomavly.k12.ca.us.
SONOMA VALLEY TENNIS Association, the Kiwanis Club of Sonoma and Rotary Club of Sonoma will sponsor the 12th annual Junior Tennis Free Summer Program for Valley youths ages 6-to-15-years-old at the Maxwell Farms Regional Park courts from 5 to 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday from June 6 through July 26. Pre-registration is required, with a $20 refundable deposit required for each child. Rackets are provided. To register call 933-8020. For applications, or more details, visit sonomavalleytennis.org, or call 935-6833.
THE ANNUAL LADY Dragon girls’ summer basketball camp for ages 8 to 14 – under the direction of Sonoma Valley High School girls’ varsity hoops coach Sil Coccia – will hold two sessions from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily at SVHS’s Pfeiffer Gym, with the first session taking place Monday through Thursday, June 13 to 16, and the second session set for June 27 to 30. Camp costs for each session are $125 a camper and $100 for two or more sisters – partial-attendance fee of $30 a day. Every camper will receive a T-shirt and a high-quality basketball, and there will be numerous prizes and awards distributed during the week. Registration fliers are available at all Valley schools. For downloading forms, to register, or for more details, call Coccia at 484-8940, or visit www.ladydragonbasketball.org.
THE ANNUAL FIGHTING Dragons Basketball Summer Camp for boys in third-through-eighth grades – under the direction of Sonoma Valley High School boys’ varsity hoops head coach Casey Rogina, and featuring guest instructors Tyler and Zach Tiedeman, who are former star prep players at Montgomery High School and college standouts – will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 20 to 24, in SVHS’s Pfeiffer Gym. Cost for the one-week camp is $125, and $75 for for two or more brothers, with scholarships available. To register, or for more details, call Rogina at 322-0863, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SONOMA BOCCE BALL Association has started league play at the bocce courts south of the gazebo in Depot Park, with three nine-week sessions ending on Wednesday, Nov. 2. New members are welcome to sign up for league play, with the annual membership cost being $20 a person. Anyone interested in joining the bocce club, or for more details, call (John) 938-2101, (Ken) 938-2626 or (Ginette) 935-3337.
VALLEY OF THE Moon Pétanque Club will again be holding 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 (weather permitting) at 10 a.m. Anyone interested in joining the VOMPC, or for more details, can call 343-9465 or visit www.vompc.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.