SONOMA RACEWAY’S 2014 Big O Tires racing season has begun, and the Sonoma Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities will hold its inaugural Laps for Charity event, benefitting Sonoma County youth organizations, on Saturday, Jan. 18. To register for a spot or for more details, visit sonoma.speedwaycharities.org/charitylaps or contact Diana Brennan at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on 2014 tickets; getting an early start in renewing Toyota/Save Mart 350 tickets or sign-up for priority pre-sale; or for general Sonoma Raceway information, call 800-870-RACE (7223), or visit racesonoma.com or ticketmaster.com.
SONOMA VALLEY’S FIELD of Dreams will hold its annual users meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Round Table Pizza, 201 W. Napa St. This is a mandatory scheduling meeting for Valley sports groups interested in using the Field of Dreams in 2014 and all users must bring their projected hours. For more details, call Fred Fegan at 938-2392.
SONOMA VALLEY HIGH School Booster Club’s major fundraiser for sports, arts and other extracurricular programs – the annual “Super Bowl Eve Crab Feed and Dance” – will take place from 6 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Sonoma Veterans Memorial Building, 126 First St. W., and include a cocktail hour (no-host bar), a silent auction, buffet dinner and dancing to the Scallywags. Tickets cost $65 a person, $750 for a table of 10 (includes wine and table service), or $10 for dance-only admission. To purchase tickets online visit sonomavalleyhigh.org, or call 241-3268.
SONOMA VALLEY BABE Ruth Baseball Association will hold registration for all players 13-to-15-years-old on or before April 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room at Arnold Field, 250 First St. W., on Monday, Feb. 3, and Thursday, Feb. 6; and from 10 a.m. to noon at the Arnold Field snack bar on Saturday, Feb. 8. Any new player to Babe Ruth must furnish an original-sealed birth certificate, which will be returned upon inspection by a league officer at the sign-ups. Cost for the 2014 season is $195 a player, and the league also requires each family to work a snack-bar shift during the season and a second check for $100 is needed as a snack-bar deposit. This is a refundable check that will be returned after a snack-bar shift is worked. SVBR is still accepting letters of intent, including a resumé of coaching experience, to manage or coach during the 2014 season, and should forward letters to S.V.B.R., P.O. 2113, Sonoma, CA 95476. Babe Ruth tryouts are slated for 9 a.m. on two Sundays, March 2 and 9. For more information about Babe Ruth baseball, contact Mario Alioto at 318-6945.
SONOMA LITTLE LEAGUE is looking for an umpire-in-chief for the 2014 season, with the job responsibilities including recruiting umpires, scheduling, payments, conducting weekly meetings and monitoring. Anyone interested in the position or for more details, contact Jay Gruendle online at email@example.com.