CYO basketball, pétanque, swim programs, golf tourneys, bocce
SONOMA’S ST. FRANCIS Solano’s CYO (Catholic Youth Organization) basketball program for third- through eighth-grade boys’ and girls’ teams is currently holding 2012-13 season registration for all returning and new players. Mandatory evaluation and tryout days are slated for Sundays, Sept. 23 and 30 (one day required), with practices beginning Monday, Oct. 17, and games starting the weekend of Dec. 3. New players need to provide a copy of their birth certificates with their sign-up forms and fees. Cost is $145 for first child and $100 for additional family members. To register or for more details visit email@example.com.
VALLEY OF THE Moon Pétanque Club, which plays at the Henri Maysonnave Memorial Courts in Sonoma’s Depot Park, continues to offer events on both the west and east coasts for its members to partake, including the Wine Country Classic in remembrance of Tino Lofaro taking place Sunday, Aug. 26, with the New York Pétanque Club select doubles also being held on Sunday, Aug. 26, followed by the Emile Furlan Memorial Tournament the weekend of Sept. 1 and 2. For more information on the events, to join the VOMPC or for more details call 343-9465 or visit www.vompc.org.
SONOMA AQUATIC CENTER continues its summer swim programs for ages 3-months-old to adults and include the Sea Dragons; swim lessons (ages 3-and-older); stroke school (ages 5-and-older, deep-water safe); 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.
SONOMA VALLEY MENTORING Alliance and the Kiwanis Club of Sonoma Plaza will co-host the second annual Golf-A-Thon on Friday, Sept. 7, at the Oakmont Golf Club’s East Course in Santa Rosa, with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. There’s no cost for golfers, who are asked to solicit $1,000 in pledges, which are considered a donation and are 100-percent tax deductible. Golfers, playing in twosomes, will be provided with a cart, boxed lunches and water, and will play as many holes as they can in the one day. To participate as a golfer or a sponsor, for making a pledge in support of a golfer or for more details visit www.sonomagolfathon.org.
MURPHY’S IRISH PUB’S 16th annual Bottomfeeders Open will take place Friday, Oct. 12, at Oakmont Golf Club’s West Course. For more information, stop by the pub or go to www.vintagehouse.org.
SONOMA BOCCE BALL Association’s summer-season Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday leagues are currently underway, and anyone who would like to join the SBBA – the annual membership cost is $20 a person – or for more details, call (John) 938-2101 or (Ginette) 935-3337.