Central San Joaquin Valley recreational opportunities and announcements. Submit items and search for events using planitfresno.com. All numbers in 559 area code unless otherwise noted.
Central Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth Registration: Noon-3 p.m. Saturday. Ages 4-18. North Fresno Batting Range, www.cycrl.org.
Bullard Cal Ripken Spring Sign-Ups: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday.Ages 4-12 and 7th-8th grade prep. Starr Elementary cafeteria or register at bullardcalripken.org, 289-8630.
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Lessons: College player available for hitting/outfield lessons, $4/hour. 285-6364, Dmoultrie022@ mail.fresnostate.edu.
Hitting, pitching, fielding lessons: Experienced ex-professional player and local coach, 430-9310.
Middle School Madness Tournament: Dec. 29-30. Open tournament for south Valley schools at McDermont Fieldhouse and Lindsay High. Jim Wright (559) 772-9813 or McDermont Fieldhouse (559) 562-3326, $175 with three-game guarantee.
Youth league: 7 p.m. Jan. 5. Six-week program for boys, girls ages 3-6. Ted C. Wills Community Center. 621-7529, parksonline.fresno.gov, $50.
Junior League: 7 p.m. Jan. 12. Eight-week program for boys, girls ages 7-9 and 10-12. Holmes Neighborhood Center. 621-7529, parksonline.fresno. gov, $50.
Bullard Little Knights League: Jan. 19-Feb. 23. Boys, girls grades K-8. Bullard High. 213-2533, bullardbasketball.com, $75.
Little Wildcats Camp: 8 a.m. Jan. 19-Feb. 16. Boys, girls grades K-8. Sunnyside High. 681-9227, $60.
JStart Smart Golf: Jan. 19, 10 a.m. at Orchid Park, 12:30 p.m. at Selma Layne. Parent participation program for children ages 5-7. 621-7529, parksonline.fresno.gov, $50.
Girls team seeks players, coaches: Register by Jan. 12. Six weeks, plus playoffs. Hoover High cafeteria. 621-7529, parksonline. fresno.gov, $50.
West Clovis Judo Club seeks members: 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Kastner Intermediate. 434-3459, jtakedachukajudo.org.
Clovis Judo: 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Alta Sierra Intermediate. 299-3739.
Japan Ways Traditional Karate: Mondays-Saturdays. Beginner, intermediate and advanced. 432-7817, japanways.com.
Clovis Rugby Club: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Bicentennial Park, Clovis. 322-9160.
Fresno Pétanque Club: Game days 1 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Sundays and 5 p.m. Tuesdays. Cary Park, 4750 N. Fresno St. Beginners welcome. 431-5944, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lawn bowling: Free lessons. Winter hours noon Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through April. Holmes Playground. 587-1510, 222-4124.
Pickleball: All ages, skills. 834-2688.
Pickleball league: City of Visalia, 18 and older. 8-9 a.m. Saturdays at Plaza Park tennis courts. $35. 713-4381 or email@example.com.
Tulare County Trap Club/Shooting: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays. Trap, wobble trap, skeet. 772-2334.
Jingle Bell Run, Toys for Tots: 9 p.m. Saturday. Christmas Tree Lane, 322-9371, fresnojinglebellrun.com, $30, $20 Children.
Central Valley Chaos 14U A tryouts: 11 a.m. Saturday Washington Academic Middle School in Sanger; 11 a.m. Sunday at T.L. Reed School in Reedley. 246-1647, 430-5343, www.leaguelineup.com.
Fresno Blaze Tryouts: 9-11 a.m. 12U, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 14U and 2-4 p.m. 16 U Saturday and Sunday. Bullard High. 979-0935, www.fresnoblaze.com.
Madera Destroyers fast-pitch tryouts: Through Jan. 26. Ages 8-15. Also seeking coaches. 363-6035, leaguelineup.com/maderadestroyers12u.
10U Clovis Rockets seeks pitcher for spring/summer season: Girls travel team, (310) 344-8962.
Hitting, infield lessons: Former high school player now at college level, 430-9310.
Fresno Elite: Looking for 14-U pitcher, 800-3983, leaguelineup.com/ fresnoelite.