Recreation Calendar

Recreation calendar for Aug. 26

Pickleball is a hybrid of tennis, badminton and ping pong. The game is popular among older athletes, because it features less movement and thus strain on body joints.
Pickleball is a hybrid of tennis, badminton and ping pong. The game is popular among older athletes, because it features less movement and thus strain on body joints. FRESNO BEE FILE

Central San Joaquin Valley recreational announcements. Submit items at All numbers in the 559 area code unless noted.


Bullard Cal Ripken Fall Ball: Ages 4-12, registration 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 29, Figarden Elementary School, 6235 N. Brawley Ave., Games are Sept. 13-Nov. 1.

Midtown Sports Fall Baseball League: Ages 8-16, register by Aug. 28, 447-5578. Season begins Sept. 13 and runs through October.

Premier9 Baseball Lab: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, training and development, Roosevelt High, 4250 E. Tulare Ave., 633-9522, $125-$225.

River Park Little League: Fall Ball sign-ups, River Park (behind Kaiser Hospital), Sunday games for September and October,


Evening Ride to Millerton: 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 27, Steven’s Bicycles, 1365 N. Willow Ave., 960-7127.

Roadhouse Evening Training Ride: 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 24, Steven’s Bicycles, 1365 N. Willow Ave., 360-1574.


NFL Flag Football sign-ups: Ages 6-13, Thursdays through Sept. 3, East Boys & Girls Club, 1621 S. Cedar Ave., 266-7605, $35.


Central Valley Junior Golf: Aug. 30 tournament, Dragonfly Golf Club, nine holes, stroke play, tee times starting 12:30 p.m., ages 9-19, parents may caddy, entry includes golf and range balls, closest-to-hole contest for each flight, text Pamela at 269-6369 or register at


Sunset Kayak Tour: 4:30-8 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 25, paddling down San Joaquin River, sponsored by River Parkway Trust River, ages 12 and older, $25-$30, 248-8480.


West Clovis Judo Club: 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays. Kastner Intermediate. 434-3459,

Clovis Judo: 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays. Alta Sierra Intermediate. 299-3739.

Japan Ways traditional karate: Mondays-Saturdays. Instruction at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. 432-7817,

Karazenpo karate: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. 225-2199, $25 monthly.


Gymnastics Beat: Open Explore session 11 a.m.-noon Fridays (ages 5 and younger), free; intermediate/advanced Parkour/Urban Gymnastics Class 6-7 p.m. Fridays, $12; Open Gym 7:30-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, $10, $7 members; 5620 W. Barstow Ave., 271-9400.

Lawn bowling: Free lessons. 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays. Holmes Playground. 587-1510, 222-4124.

Pickleball: All ages, skills welcome. 834-2688.

Pickleball league: City of Visalia, 18 and older. 8-9 a.m. Saturdays at Plaza Park courts. $35. 713-4365 or

Summer Ice Skating: 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, Gateway Ice Center, 2473 N. Marks Ave., 277-2233,, $11-$12.


5K Tri-Series: City of Tulare sponsored, including Dennis Wong 5K on Sept. 13, Rivalry 5K on Sept. 19 and Tinsel 5K on Dec. 12. Run all three for a special-issue T-shirt. Other options include 2-mile walk, 1-mile fun run for youths up to eighth grade. Benefits Dennis Wong Memorial Scholarship Fund. 685-6100.

Kare for Kidney Race: 2-mile walk, 5K or 10K run, 7:30 a.m. Sept. 12, Woodward Park, 7775 Friant Road, 776-8481,, $15-$30.

Pinnacle Pup Run: 5-mile run and 2-mile walk/run, 7:45 a.m. Sept. 13, Woodward Park, 7775 Friant Road,, $10-$30.


Fresno Volleyball Club/Rox boys tryouts: 14U, 16U, 17U, 9-11 a.m. Aug. 29, Bullard High North Gym, 5445 N. Palm Ave., $20. 907-8515.