Fun & Fitness Calendar


USSSA FALL STATE TOURNAMENT: Nov. 17-18, Val Riess Complex, Chalmette. Boys 7-under through 14-under age divisions. Fee $375. 3-game guarantee. Entry deadline Nov. 14. Call Billy Vaughn (504) 265-0390. Email:

TRYOUTS: Through Nov. 25, Dragons 12AAA (two players) & 11AAA (one player) for 2013. Call David Robinson (225) 571-1741 or Scott Schultz (225) 522-0107.

TRYOUTS: Through Nov. 25, Brusly Rivercats 12AA/AAA Tournament Team for 2013. Call: Todd Dexter (225) 776-7127 Email:

TRYOUTS: Through November, 7-under Livingston Parish-based Nitro tournament team. Call Lance Galloway (251) 533-9769. Email:

TRYOUTS: Through November, Rebels, ages 12-14 AA, AAA spring tournament teams. Call Ricky Grabert (225) 753-7777. Email:

TRYOUTS: 4 p.m. Nov. 13, 4 p.m. Nov. 14 and 9 a.m. Nov. 17 at Burbank Soccer Complex baseball fields, Cubs 10-year-old AA/AAA. Team to play in Cypress Mounds league and tournaments. Email:

USSSA CHRISTMAS TOURNAMENT: Dec. 1-2, Val Riess Complex, Chalmette. Boys 7-under through 14-under age divisions. Fee $265. 3-game guarantee. Entry deadline Nov. 28. Call Billy Vaughn (504) 265-0390. Email:

TRYOUTS: Through Dec. 2, Slammers 13AA USSSA spring/summer team. Needs 3 players. Call Shelly Melancon (225) 936-3602. Email:

USSSA GNOSF FALL II TOURNAMENT: Dec. 8-9, various Jefferson Parish parks. Boys 7-under through 14-under age divisions. Fee $265. 3-game guarantee. Entry deadline Dec. 5. Call Billy Vaughn (504) 265-0390. Email:


LUNCH BUNCH: Noon, Tuesdays/Thursdays, Istrouma Baptist Church gym, Baton Rouge. No fee.

ROY JACOBS THANKSGIVING MEMORIAL JUNIOR HIGH CLASSIC: Nov. 23-25, Kenilworth Middle School, Baton Rouge. Boys & girls 7th- & 8th-grade teams. Fee $150. Call Ervin Grigsby (225) 588-2707. Email:

WEST FELICIANA YOUTH LEAGUES REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Nov. 30. Games set through February at for Bains Lower Elementary, Bains Elementary & West Feliciana Middle schools. Fee $50/player. Call WFPR (225) 784-8447. Website:

MT. PILGRIM YOUTH LEAGUE REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Dec. 3 for Saturday morning league beginning in January, Mt. Pilgrim Church. Boys ages 9-10. Coaches meeting Dec. 5. Fee $200. Call Henry Grimes Jr. (225) 774-9100.

BREC YOUTH LEAGUES COACHES MEETING: 6 p.m., Dec. 5, Room 111, Independence Park Rec Center, Independence Boulevard, Baton Rouge. Competitive leagues/high school rules for ages 6-under/8-under Co-ed & 10-under, 12-under, 14-under & 18-under . Fee $175/team. Call Ashton Hawkins (225) 273-6402. Email:

TRYOUTS: Noon-1:30 p.m., Dec. 9, Red Storm AAU 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grade boys, Team Sportsplex, 7122 Perkins Rd. Baton Rouge. No-fee tryout. Call Bryan Denison (225) 892-3739.

ISO ELEMENTARY & MIDDLE SCHOOL LEAGUES REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Dec. 12, Istrouma Sports Organization, Istrouma Baptist Church, Baton Rouge. Elementary school-aged players & players in grades 5-8 for January league. Fee $75. Call ISO (225) 295-0775.

A.C. LEWIS YMCA COMPETITIVE LEAGUE REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Dec. 14, A.C. Lewis YMCA, Baton Rouge. Fee $200/team & $25/game. Call Lewis YMCA (225) 924-3606. Email:


BATTLE AT FLANACHER TOURNAMENT: Dec. 8, Flanacher Park, Zachary. 16-team double-elimination team. Fee $175 plus referee fees. Cash prize. Entry deadline Dec. 7. Call Alex Wright (225) 382-3596. Email:


ZUMBA CLASSES: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through December, Independence Community Center, 10498 La. 965, St. Francisville. Fee $10/session, $30/month. Call West Feliciana Parish Recreation (225) 784-8447. Website:


AJGT ROB NOEL FALL JUNIOR CLASSIC ENTRY DEADLINE: Noon, Nov. 14 for Nov. 17-18 event, Money Hill GC, Abita Springs. Juniors ages 11-18/36 holes. Fee $215. Call Owen Seiler (318) 402-2446. Website:

20TH ANNUAL PINECONE CLASSIC: 8 a.m. shotgun start, Dec. 1, Denham Springs CC, Denham Springs. 3-player scramble. Fee $50/player. Field limited to 20 teams. Long-drive, accurate-drive & closest-to-pin contests. Call Bobby Meador (225) 261-5062/(225) 235-5188.

USSSA GOBBLER 2 JUNIOR REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Nov. 28 for Nov. 24-25 event, Santa Maria GC, Baton Rouge. Boys & girls ages 9-11/18 holes, ages 12-18/36 holes. Fees $75 & $150. Call Robert Boudreaux (337) 278-8431. Website:


BREC CEDAR RIDGE 45- AND -OLDER LEAGUE: 5-9 p.m. Sundays; 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays & Fridays; 9-11 a.m. Wednesdays, BREC Cedar Ridge Park. Call Tom Burkhart (225) 752-5905.

BREC PLANK ROAD LEAGUE: 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays & Fridays; 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Plank Road Park, Zachary. Call Lothar Kuhn (225) 654-9743.

BREC LOVETT ROAD 21-AND-OLDER LEAGUE: 6-9 p.m. Mondays, Lovett Road Park, Central. Call Charles Welsh (225) 261-3621.

BREC ANTIOCH PARK LEAGUE: 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays. Call Park Rec Center (225) 757-8316.


HAPPY’S RUNNING CLUB: 6:15 p.m., Nov. 13, Happy’s Irish Pub, Third Street. Fee $35 annual membership. Call Scott Higgins (225) 810-5124 or Michael Lang (225) 252-9621.

MDA PAJAMA RUN/WALK: 6 p.m., Nov. 16, Fourth Street at Convention Street, Baton Rouge. 5K run/walk. Fee $25, $30 race day. Benefits Muscular Dystrophy Association. Sponsored by Baton Rouge Professional Fire Fighters. Call MDA-BR (225) 761-7010. Website:

MIDDENDORF’S MANCHAC RUN/WALK: 8 a.m., Nov. 17, Middendorf’s Restaurant, Manchac. 5K & 10-miler. Fees $25/5K, $20/5K youth/seniors, $30 race day; 10 Miler, $30, $35 after Oct. 30, $40 after Nov. 9. Call Chuck George (504) 468-1488. Email:

ROCK ’N ROLL MARATHON TRAINING KICKOFF: 6:30 p.m., Nov. 18, Fleet Feet Sports, Baton Rouge. Informational meeting. Website:

26TH ANNUAL TURKEY TROT: 6 a.m., Nov. 22, Convention & Fourth streets, Baton Rouge. 5K & 1-mile Fun Run/Turkey Walk. Fee $30, $40 race day. Benefits March of Dimes. Call March of Dimes (225) 295-0655. Website:

GOLDENFLIERS 5 & 10 MILERS: 8 a.m., Nov. 24, 3848 West Lakeshore Dr., Baton Rouge. Fees $50/5-mile ($35 XC Kids), $55/10-mile ($40 XC Kids), $60 & $65 after Nov. 17. Sponsored by Baton Rouge Physical Therapy. Cash prizes. Website:

REINDEER RUN & JINGLE BELL JOG: 7 p.m., Nov. 30, City Plaza, Fourth Street at North Boulevard, Baton Rouge. 5K & 1-mile runs. 5:30 p.m. registration. Fee $15/ages 6-17, $20/18-older, $20 & $25 on race day. No fee 5-younger. In conjunction with Downtown Festival of Lights. Sponsored by Forum 35. A Toys for Tots event (runners bring toys to enter raffle). Call Karen Edward (225) 938-2133. Email:

19TH ANNUAL BATON ROUGE BEACH MARATHON/HALF-MARATHON: 7 a.m., Dec. 1, Milfred Wampold Park/Baton Rouge Beach, Stanford Avenue, Baton Rouge. Fee $80/half-marathon, $90/marathon. Packet pickup 6-9 p.m., Nov. 30, The Marriott, 5500 Hilton Ave. Call Craig Watson (225) 292-3800/(225) 324-3123.

SANTA FUN RUN: 5 p.m., Dec. 8, Lafayette Street at North Boulevard, Baton Rouge. Fee $35/adults, $25/ages 13-17, $15,ages 8-12, fee free/under 7, $40/$30/$20 after Oct. 31. Fee includes full Santa costume. Precedes 62nd-annual Cortana Kiwanis Baton Rouge Christmas Parade. Call Patte Keogh (225) 975-1851. Website:

INAUGURAL WOMAN’S HALF MARATHON, 10K & WELLNESS BOUTIQUE: 7 a.m., Dec. 9, River Center, Front Street, Baton Rouge. Half-marathon, 10K roadrace, 5K Fun Run. Fees $90/half, 10K, $25/5K, $110 & $40 race day. Benefits Women’s Hospital programs & “Pink Patrol for Women and Babies. Website:

CANAL STREET RACE FOR CRIMESTOPPERSGNO: 8 a.m., Dec. 9, City Park, New Orleans. 5K & 1-mile runs. Fees $20, $25 after Nov. 1, $30 after Dec. 1,, $10/17-under, $15/65-older. Call Chuck George (504) 468-1488. Email:

MARDI GRAS MAMBO TRAINING: 6:30 p.m., Dec. 12, Fleet Feet Sports, Baton Rouge. Website:

2ND-ANNUAL SJA STICKER STAMPEDE: 8 a.m., Dec. 15, St. Joseph’s Academy, Parker Street at Kleinert Avenue, Baton Rouge. 5K run/walk & 1-mile Fun Run. Fee $20, $25 race day. Website:

GINGERBREAD JOG: 8:30 a.m., Dec. 15, 1442 City Park Ave., Baton Rouge. 5K run & 1-mile run/dog walk. Fee $15 11-and-younger, $20 all others, $20/$25 race day. Contest for ugliest Christmas sweater for runners & dogs. Benefits YMCA programs for kids. Call Kevin Broussard (225) 612-9622 or Bryan Bolton (225) 767-9622


USSSA THANKSGIVING THROWDOWN: Nov. 17-18, Val Riess Complex, Chalmette. Girls 8-under through 18-under age divisions. Fee $75. 4-game guarantee. Entry deadline Nov. 14. Call Billy Vaughn (504) 265-0390. Email:

USSSA CHRISTMAS TOURNAMENT: Dec. 1-2, North Oak Park, Hammond. Girls 8-under through 18-under age divisions. Fee $75. 4-game guarantee. Entry deadline Nov. 28. Call Billy Vaughn (504) 265-0390. Email:


YOUTH INSTRUCTION: Through November, West Feliciana Parish Sports Park, St. Francisville. Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m./6th-8th grades, $60/month; Thursdays, 3:45 p.m, Pre-K & K, $40/month; Thursdays, 4:45 p.m., 1st-2nd grades. $60/month; Thursdays, 6 p.m., 3rd-5th grades. ild on a waiting list and will contact you if/when an opening occurs. Call WFSP (225) 784-8447. Website: