Fun & Fitness Calendar

BASEBALL

  • 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: billy.vaughn@usssa.com.
  • TRYOUTS: Through Dec. 2, Slammers 13AA USSSA spring/summer team. Needs 3 players. Call Shelly Melancon (225) 936-3602. Email: shelly.melancon@yahoo.com.
  • 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: billy.vaughn@usssa.com.
  • TRYOUTS: Through Dec. 22, 12-year-old Major tournament team. Needs 1 player. Call Chad DeLaune (225) 330-9231/(225) 773-4802.
  • TRYOUTS: Through Dec. 22, 10AAA BR-based league/tournament team. Call Chris Jones (225) 281-8070. Email: cjones@kcwlaw.
  • TRYOUTS: Through Dec. 29, Brusly Rivercats 12AA/AAA 2013 tournament team. Call Todd Dexter (225) 776-7127. Email: lsudex@cox.net.
  • TRYOUTS: Through Dec. 29, Gators 10AA spring league/tournament team. Needs 3 players. Call Ronnie Guidry (225) 802-6337.

BASKETBALL

  • LUNCH BUNCH: Noon, Tuesdays/Thursdays, Istrouma Baptist Church gym, Baton Rouge. No fee.
  • 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: http://www.wfprec.com.
  • YOUTH TOOURNAMENT: Dec. 1-2, Central Private School gym, Central. Boys & girls 7-under through 15-under divisions. Fee $75. 3-game guarantee. Entry deadline Nov. 29. Call Ed Palubinskas (225) 324-6022 or Jason Cador (225) 618-6809.
  • 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: ahawkins@brec.org.
  • 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: sgrai@ymcabr.org.
  • C.B. PENNINGTON JR. YMCA WINTER YOUTH LEAGUES REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Dec. 21 for Jan. 7-March 10 leagues. Ages 3-17. Fees $50/members, $90/nonmembers. Call Steve Ryan (225) 272-9622. Email: sryan@ymcabatonrouge.org.
  • A. C. LEWIS YMCA YOUTH LEAGUES REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Dec. 21. Ages 3-17. Fees $50/members, $90/nonmembers. . Call Lewis YMCA (225) 924-3606. Website: http://www.ymcabr.org.
  • EBR MIDDLE SCHOOL HOLIDAY CLASSIC: Dec. 27-29, Scotlandville High School, Baton Rouge. Boys & girls brackets. Fee: $50/team, $80 boys & girls teams. Call Bridget Littleton (225) 229-6217. Email: bbowman2@ebrschools.org.

CHEER

  • C.B. PENNINGTON JR. YMCA SESSIONS REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Dec. 21, Pennington YMCA, Baton Rouge. Sessions run Jan. 7-Mar. 10. Ages 3-17. Fees $45 members/$85 nonmembers. Call Steve Ryan (225) 272-9622. Email: sryan@ymcabatonrouge.org.
  • A. C. LEWIS YMCA REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Dec. 21. Ages 3-12. Fees $45/members, $85/nonmembers. . Call Lewis YMCA (225) 924-3606. Website: http://www.ymcabr.org.

FLAG FOOTBALL

  • 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: alex@brasf.com.

FITNESS

  • 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: http://www.wfprec.com.

GOLF

  • 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: http://www.usssa.com.
  • 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.
  • HAMMOND GC SATURDAY LEAGUE: 9 a.m., Dec. 1, Hammond Golf Center, Hammond. Saturdays through November-December. Low 4 scores count. 2-player, best ball low gross & low net. Fee $20. Email: hammondgc2005@gmail.com.
  • AJGT GULF COAST JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP ENTRY DEADLINE: Noon, Dec. 12 for Dec. 15-16 event, Peninsula GC, Gulf Shores, Ala. Juniors ages 11-18/36 holes. Fee $225. Call Owen Seiler (318) 402-2446. Website: http://www.arrowheadjgt.com.

PICKLEBALL

  • 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.

RUNNING-WALKING

  • HAPPY’S RUNNING CLUB: 6:15 p.m., Nov. 27, Happy’s Irish Pub, Third Street. Fee $35 annual membership. Call Scott Higgins (225) 810-5124 or Michael Lang (225) 252-9621.
  • 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: run@forum35.org.
  • 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.
  • BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE HALF MARATHON & 10K TRAINING PROGRAMS: 8-week programs beginning Dec. 2/half-marathon & Dec. 16/10K. Half-marathon workouts 6 p.m. Tuesdays & 7 a.m. Saturdays for Feb. 24 Rock n Roll Half, New Orleans; 10K workouts 6 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays for Feb. 16 Mardi Gras Mambo, Baton Rouge. Fee $120/half-marathon, $100/10K. Call West Feliciana Parish Recreation (225) 784-8447. Website: http://www.wfprec.com.
  • SANTA FUN RUN: 5 p.m., Dec. 8, Lafayette Street at North Boulevard, Baton Rouge. Fee $40/adults, $30/ages 13-17, $20,ages 8-12, fee free/under 7. Fee includes full Santa costume. Precedes 62nd-annual Cortana Kiwanis Baton Rouge Christmas Parade. Call Patte Keogh (225) 975-1851. Website: http://www.thesightings.com.
  • GIRLS ON THE RUN 5K: 9 a.m., Dec. 8, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Perkins Road, Baton Rouge. End of 10-week training session for 500 3rd-8th grade girls in Run Louisiana Program. Open to the the public. Fees $25, $30 race day. Includes post-race pancake breakfast. Packet pick-up Dec. 7, Varsity Sports, Baton Rouge. Benefits Girls on the Run of Greater Baton Rouge Scholarship Fund. Sponsored by W. Higgins Adventure & Events. Website: http://www.girlsontherungbr.org. Email Walker Higgins: walker@girlsontherungbr.org.
  • 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: http://www.WomansHalfMarathon.com.
  • CANAL STREET RACE FOR CRIMESTOPPERSGNO: 8 a.m., Dec. 9, City Park, New Orleans. 5K & 1-mile runs. Fees $25, $30 after Dec. 1,, $10/17-under, $15/65-older. Call Chuck George (504) 468-1488. Email: NOLArunning@cox.net.
  • MARDI GRAS MAMBO TRAINING: 6:30 p.m., Dec. 12, Fleet Feet Sports, Baton Rouge. Website: http://www.fleetfeetbatonrouge.com.
  • 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: http://www.sjaconnections.org/stickerstampede2.
  • 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.

FASTPITCH SOFTBALL

  • 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: billy.vaughn@usssa.com.

VOLLEYBALL

  • TRYOUTS: Bayou Bandits Club, girls ages 10-18, St. Amant High School’s back gym. Tryout fee $25, additional fees if selected. Noon-2 p.m., Dec. 2, 10s/12s & 2:30-5 p.m., Dec. 2, 13s/14s. Call Allison Didier Leake (225) 612-0080/(225) 202-0829. Website: http://www.bayoubanditsvolleyball.com.
  • LOUISIANA YOUTH SPORTS NETWORK GIRLS WINTER SESSION: 6-7:30 p.m., Dec. 4 & same time each Tuesday through the winter, Kernan Avenue Gym, 333 Kernan Ave., Baton Rouge. Equipment furnished. Call Leroy Hollins II (888) 774-3668. Website: http://www.LouisianaYouthSportsNetwork.com.