Infineon Raceway’s major events starting; Presentation Schools golf tourney Monday
INFINEON RACEWAY’S 2011 Big O Tires majors events schedule starts May 13, and ends Oct. 2, and will feature the Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR weekend from June 24 to 26; the FRAM Autolite NHRA Nationals from July 29 to 31; and the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma the weekend of Aug. 26 to 28. To purchase individual or weekend tickets, the Track Pass, or other special ticket packages, for details on the Wednesday Night Drags, Top the Cops and Drifting, or for more information, visit www.infineonraceway.com, www.ticketmaster.com, or call 800-870-RACE (7223).
PRESENTATION SCHOOL’S 11th annual Golf Tournament will be held this Monday, May 9, at the Sonoma Golf Club and will benefit the students of the Presentation School. Cost for this year’s event is $195 a player, or $780 for a foursome which includes golf with cart, tee-prize, photograph of your foursome, box lunch and dinner, catered by the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, immediately following the tourney. For times or more details, contact Nancy Bei at 935-0122, ext. 202, or visit presentationschool.com.
SONOMA VALLEY YOUTH Soccer Association continues registration online, with a final walk-in sign-up sessions slated from 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow, Saturday, May 7, at La Luz’s Booker Hall. To register on-line, for costs and scholarship requirements, for for more details, visit www.sonomasoccer.org, or call 256-0544.
SONOMA VALLEY HIGH School will hold free sports physical examinations at 2 p.m. in the locker rooms for boys tomorrow, Wednesday, May 4, and for the girls on Wednesday, May 11.
MURPHY’S IRISH PUB’S 15th annual Bottomfeeders Open Golf Tournament will take place at Oakmont’s West Course in Santa Rosa on 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. For times or more details, 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.
THE SONOMA VALLEY Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold its third annual conservation banquet tomorrow night, Saturday, May 7, at Hanna Boys Center to raise funds for wildlife conservation and youth in the outdoors programs. For times, costs, to purchase tickets, or for more details, contact Greg Smith at 484-1165 or Chris Lynch at 975-3181.
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. A parent/child climbing class is also being offered at the club from 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow, Saturday, May 7. For costs or more details, contact Margie at 938-8544, ext. 105, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 STACK Travel Baseball will hold 2011 registration for players 9-to-14-years-old at Arnold Field clubhouse from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Sunday, May 8, and Sunday, May 15. For more details, contact Justin Garrett at 321-5963, or online at 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 visit MOMeara@sonomavly.k12.ca.us.
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. on 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 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).