SONOMA RACEWAY’S 2014 Big O Tires major events schedule will open with the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival on May 17 and 18, followed by the popular NASCAR Toyota/Save Mart 350 weekend taking place Friday through Sunday, June 20 to 22: the annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals the weekend of July 25 through 27, preceded by the NHRA Division 7 Drag Races July 18 through 20; the IndyCar Series, featuring the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, set for the weekend of Aug. 22 through 24; the FIA World Touring Car Championship, which has been moved up a weekend to Sept. 13 and 14; and the Classic Sports Racing Group Charity Challenge on Oct. 4 and 5. For details on 2014 tickets, including the all-encompassing Track Pass and the Buy-Early-and-Save options for all four of the major event weekends, the Wednesday Night Drags, or for general Sonoma Raceway information, call 800-870-RACE (7223), or visit racesonoma.com or ticketmaster.com.
BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS Sonoma Valley are holding late registration for volleyball and flag football leagues for third-through-eighth grades, and coaches are still needed. To sign up, to coach or for more details, call athletic director Peter Livingston at 938-8544, ext. 112, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE VALLEY OF the Moon Trap Club will hold its ninth annual Jim Meehan Memorial Trap Shoot and Barbecue at the club’s South Burndale Road site (27000 Burndale Road) on Saturday, May 3, with competition for men, women and juniors. The trap benefit event starts at 9 a.m. and the barbecue lunch, silent auction and raffle prizes and the awards presentation – including a commemorative silver belt buckle awarded to the winner of each event by class and high overall – begins at 11 a.m., with no-host beer and wine. All the proceeds will be donated to the the Sonoma Valley Girls Softball Association and Sonoma Valley 4-H. Entry fees for the shoot and lunch are $50 for adults and $35 for juniors (ages 16-and-under) – lunch only is $20 and children under-12-years-old are admitted free. Eyes and ears protection is mandatory. Donation tickets can be purchased at Steiners Tavern, 465 First St. W.; and Town Square, 482 First St. E. For more details, call Lynette Meehan at 484-1654 or Fred Mertens at 481-9525.
SONOMA VALLEY TENNIS Association, along with Kiwanis Club of Sonoma Plaza, Rotary Club of Sonoma and the Bodil Sorenson Junior Tennis Memorial Fund, are sponsoring a free junior tennis program for ages 6-to-15-years-old for beginners and returning players every Saturday in April and May at the Maxwell Farms Regional Park courts. The SVTA is offering a free adult clinic for beginners and returning players from 6 to 7 p.m. every Friday in April at the Maxwell Park courts. No sign-ups are required. For more details on the junior program and adult clinic, contact SVTA pro Felipe Monroy at 916-879-0212. Also, the SVTA’s Friday Night Round Robin event resumes at the Maxwell Park courts on April 18. Late-registration and warmups start at 5:30, and play begins at 6 p.m. Tennis balls and water will be provided. To pre-register, or for more details, email Corky Rosengren at email@example.com.
SONOMA VALLEY HIGH School’s seventh annual Dragon Hall of Fame banquet and ceremony will be held for the third straight year at Hanna Boys Center, 17000 Arnold Drive, on Saturday, May 10. For Dragon Hall of Fame ticket information, to make donations or for more details, contact hall of fame committee member and SVHS alumnus Bob Kruljac at 483-1856.