Each week, The Lima News publishes a calendar of events of local interest. Events should be submitted by noon Wednesday of each week to The Lima News.
Lima: Apex Sports Zone is now offering Adult Fitness Classes. Five week and 10 week programs are being offered. Get fit, tone and increase your energy. For more information visit ApexSportsZone.com or call 567-712-7175.
Allen County: The Allen County Archers are holding open 3-D shoots the first Saturday and Sunday each month through September. They are open to all archery equipment. The club also holds traditional 3-D shoots on the third Saturday of the month all year long.
Columbus Grove: Columbus Grove Archery Club memberships are available. For info call Tom Frick at 419-384-3033.
Bluffton: The Bluffton University baseball team will be holding camps for young players wanting to improve their skills this summer.
A two-day camp takes place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, July 8, and Tuesday, July 9, for youth ages 9-13. Cost is $60.
Then on Wednesday, July 10, a camp for youth ages 13-15 will be held. This one-day camp costs $30.
To register, go to baseball.blufftonusportscamps.com.
Participants will need to bring a sack lunch, water bottle and all baseball equipment (helmet, glove, bat, catcher’s equipment, etc.).
Lima: Hitting league registration now open. Apex Sports Zone will be holding machine pitch hitting leagues for both baseball and softball. Four-player teams will compete in a six-week season including five league games and one postseason game. Games are five innings long in Apex’s professional, turfed cages. For more information or to sign up, go to ApexSportsZone.com or call 567-712-7175.
Elida: Registration is underway for the The Dakota Mathias Basketball Camp at the Elida Fieldhouse July 22-23. The camp for kindergarten through fourth grade runs from 8:30 a.m. and from for fifth through ninth graders from noon to 4 p.m. The fee is $115 for kindergarten through fourth grade and $165 for campers fifth through ninth grade. To register visit dakotamathias.com.
Sidney: Registration is underway for the Lehman boys basketball camp at Lehman High School that runs from noon to 3 p.m. June 17-20. The fee is $70. For more information contact Pat Carlisle at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 937-369-4458.
Bluffton: Bluffton Family Recreation announces registration underway for a basketball clinic for sixth to eighth graders July 15-18 from 1 to 3 p.m. The fee is $20 members/$40 program participants. A camp for third to fifth graders will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. July 22-23. The fee is $10 members/$20 program participant. To register for any of these programs go online to bfronline.com, or call BFR, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton, 419-358-4150.
Lima: The 11th Rally Point River Ride will be held Saturday, July 27. Enjoy scenic flat country roads and bike paths that run along the Ottawa River and local creeks! A full-service bicycle tour with swept paths, break stops, fresh lunch, live music, and free massages. Rides cover 62.5/50 miles on flat country roads and 20/10 miles along the Ottawa River. A family-friendly event with fun activities for young riders. Proceeds benefit Rally Point Youth Center a ministry of Youth for Christ. 1698 N. Main St; Lima, OH 45801. (419) 229-4444. Rallyup.org
Lima: The Western Ohio Football Officials Association and OHSAA Football Instructor, Deron Bailey will hold classes to become a licensed OHSAA football official starting July 15th at Shawnee High School. Register online at officials.myoshaa.org or contact Deron Bailey at 567-204-1802 or email@example.com
Kenton: Kenton Youth Football will present its first Never Give Up Camp at Robinson Field, 725 Summit St., Kenton, on Friday, July 26th. Check in will begin at 6:30 p.m.. Camp will start at 7 p.m. The camp will finish at approximately 8:30 P.M. There is not a registration fee for the camp. Donations will be accepted at check in. Donations will go to the Kenton Youth Football Program and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. All participants will receive a free T-Shirt at check in.
Contact Zach Turner at 567-674-1037 or firstname.lastname@example.org for registration. Include T-shirt size when registering. Download a registration form at tinyurl.com/NeverGiveUpCamp or sign up online at tinyurl.com/NeverGiveUpCampOnline.
Lima: Private and small group lessons are available for players of all ages. No position is off limits. All techniques and skills will be taught based on players’ needs. For more information or to sign up, go to ApexSportsZone.com or call 567-712-7175.
Lima: The Football is Life Camp at the Bradford Center from 2-4 p.m. begins June 21. Each session is $10 and to pre register and send the campers height, weight and position to email@example.com
Lima: The 92nd Lima City Golf Men’s Tournament is scheduled to take place June 26-30 at courses in the Lima area. The tournament will begin for the Open Flight players with a qualifying round on June 26 at Colonial Golfers Club. The Senior Flights will start that day with qualifiers at Bluffton Golf Club. The Championship Flight will play a qualifying round Thursday morning, June 27, at Colonial Golfers Club and will then play the first round of match play that afternoon. The Open Flights will play the first round of Match Play that day at Bluffton and the Senior Flights Match Play will begin at Springbrook Golf Club. Friday will see all flights playing at Hidden Creek. The semifinals and finals are scheduled to take place Saturday and Sunday at Shawnee Country Club. Carts will be included for all rounds. Lunches will also be provided for all players Wednesday through Friday. Online registration available at limacitygolf.com.
Lima: The 51st annual Chamber of Commerce golf outing will be held Aug. 7 at Hidden Creek and Colonial Golf Course. The fee for chamber members is $85 per golfer or $340 for a foursome and $95 for non chamber members and 380 for a foursome. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the shotgun starts at 8:30 a.m.
Lima: The 76th Annual Lima Area Women’s Match Play Tournament will be contested August 1-4. The starting times set for 9 a.m. on Thursday at Delphos Country Club and 7:30 a.m. at Shawnee Country Club. For the weekend, 2 p.m. on Saturday at Hidden Creek Golf Club, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Shawnee Country Club. You do not need a USGA handicap to participate and we will try to fulfill pairing request for the qualifying round. The format has changed slightly; two rounds of qualifying play followed by match play (dependent upon entry numbers per flight). . Early entry deadline is July 8, ($55). Entries received after July 8 until July 28 are $65. For any questions, please feel free to call at 419-229-4801
Bluffton: Bluffton University’s 22nd annual Alumni and Friends Golf Scramble will be held Saturday, July 27, at Bluffton Golf Club.
Registration for this event is $90 per golfer or $360 for a complete team of four. This cost includes greens fee, cart and lunch. To attend the lunch only is $10. Register at bluffton.edu/golf by July 20.
This event was created by Bluffton alumni Lynn Martin ’66, Rod McDaniel ’66 and Hub Reed ’68, for the purpose of providing an opportunity for alumni and friends to gather to renew friendships, to enjoy the game of golf and to provide financial assistance for TEAM Bluffton.
TEAM Bluffton enhances Bluffton’s athletic programs by providing financial support for facility improvements, equipment purchases and special team development opportunities throughout the year.
Lima: The Allen County Horseshoe Pitchers, located at 1815 C St., have openings in leagues and doubles. Open doubles begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturdays. Corn hole leagues are forming. Horseshoe pitchers are needed for new leagues. Contact Dwaine Klink at 419-235-3677 or Roy Moore at 419-231-3720 for information.
Lima: The Lima Family YMCA is holding a karate program from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The fee is $30 for members and $60 for nonmembers.
Lima: At 7:30 p.m Tuesdays and Thursdays, Apex Sports Zone will have classes for adults and kids 14 and older. Go to lima.apexsportszone.com/kickboxing.
Lima: Pickleball is played at Bradfield Center from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. All skill levels are welcome.
Lima: The Lima YMCA is holding open pickleball play from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday (appointment only). Free for YMCA members and $3 per visit for nonmembers or $20 per month for nonmembers(unlimited play). Individuals can register online at limaymca.net.
Bluffton: The Bluffton Family Recreation will be offering pickleball from 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and from 8:30-10:30a.m. and 5-7 p.m. Thursdays.
Kalida: The fourth annual Running with the Law Sprint Triathlon and 5K Race will be held at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 17 at Four Seasons Park, 18031 Road M. Register at allsportsraces.com/running-with-the-law.html. Go to facebook.com/putnamcountyfundraisingevents for more information email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds will benefit Putnam County Sheriff’s Community Projects fund, school and community-based programs.
Lima: The Freedom 5K and 10K will be held on the Fourth of July at Faurot Park. The 10K is scheduled for 8 a.m. and the 5K at 8:30 a.m. with q 1 Mile Bling and Fun Run to be held at 8:30 a.m. Pre-registration fees are $30 for the 5K and 10K, $20 for the 5K and 10K no frills option, $25 for the Bling Run and $5 for the Fun Run. Race day registration will be available at the park’s Rotary Pavilion from 7 a.m. until 8 a.m. at a fee of $35, For more information and to register go to lima4th.com
Wapakoneta: The Run to the Moon 5k/10k and one bling run/walk will be held July 20. The registration or the 5k/10k is $30 until June 1 and $35 afterwards. The one mile bling run is $25 and 1 mile Fun run is $5. For more information visit firstonthemoon.org or call 419-738-2911.
Spencerville: Spencerville Summerfest 5K Run at 9 a.m Saturday, June 22, at Spencer Township Park (beside Spencerville HS at 2500 Wisher Drive, Spencerville, OH 45887). Register online at tinyurl.com/spencervillerun19 or get entry forms at spencervillerunning.com or spencervilleoh.com/summerfest. Flat out and back course, awards top three each age group, door prizes. Pre-reg by 6/17 is $12 no shirt, $17 with shirt; after 6/17 $15 no shrt, $20 with shirt if available. Contact: Brian McMichael, Race Director 419-647-6433 or email email@example.com.
Putnam County: The Alzheimer’s Black Swamp Walk at Northwest State Community College will be held on July 11.
Cridersville: The Cridersville Fireman’s Jamboree 5K will be held is on at 7 p.m. July 12th ain Cridersville in conjunction with our Fireman’s Jamboree. Pre-registration fee is $25 due by July 1. Pre-registration can be completed at https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/ Cridersville/ CridersvilleFiremansJamboree5k.
Lima Sabres: The Lima Sabres have various shooting events. Thursday Trap Practice and League is 4 p.m. weekly. Junior Wednesday morning trap practice is 9 a.m. to noon weekly, weather permitting. For additional information, go to limasabres.com or visit on Facebook.
Lima: Apex Sports Zone is playing host to Advanced Soccer Skills. College level coaches and players will put participants through more advanced soccer training with an emphasis on foot skills, passing, receiving, striking a ball and much more. For more information or to sign up go to http://bit.ly/2DCL85X.
Elida: Registration is underway for Elida Youth Soccer Fall 2019. Kindergarten — eighth grade students are encouraged to register on-line at www.ELIDASOCCER.com for the upcoming Fall Season. Registration ends June 24.
Lima: The Oheneba Soccer Academy Soccer camp for campers age 4 -12 years old will be held July 9-July 20 at the Vine Street Soccer Pitch. Registration fee is $50 and individuals can register at ohenebasocceracademy.com/summercamp.
Lima: The UNOH pitching/hitting camp for individuals will be held from 9-10 a.m. and 10 -11 a.m. June 17-19. the fee is $30 for one session or $50 for bot. The Racer Fastpitch Academy for ages 7 -13 years-old will be held from 9 a.m. to noon July 8 -10. The fee is $75. To register visit racerfastpitchcamps.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING/FITNESS
Lima: Apex Sports Zone is offering individual athletes, teams and adults the opportunity to work out with certified strength and conditioning coaches to improve their speed,strength and conditioning. For a free evaluation or trial, go to ApexSportsZone.com or call 567-712-7175.
Lima: The Lima Sabres have various shooting events. Thursday Trap Practice for Adults/Juniors/Beginners is 4 p.m. weekly. Wednesday morning Adult Trap Practice is 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. weekly, weather permitting. All trap sessions are open to the public. For additional information, go to limasabres.com or visit on Facebook.
Bluffton: Bluffton Family Recreation announces registration underway for several tumbling clinic. For individuals 5-to-8-year the camp runs from 10 a.m. to noon July 8-10. The fee is $15 for members/$30 program participants. For 3-to-5-year-olds, Wednesday-Thursday, July 10-11 from 10 to 11 a.m. The fee $15 members/$30 program participants. To register for any of these programs go online to bfronline.com, or call BFR, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton, 419-358-4150.
Lima: The Lima YMCA will be hosting a Volleyball Camp July 22 – 25 from 5 – 7 p.m. Cost is $20 for members, $40 for non members. The camp is for young ladies ages 10 and up and is conducted by former UNOH stand outs Chanel Cantere and Megan Fullenkamp. Register at the Lima Family YMCA or online at limaymca.net.
Bluffton: The Bluffton University volleyball team will host several skills camps this summer.A kindergarten through fifth grade camp will be held from 10 a.m.–noon on Wednesday, June 26. This camp will introduce basic volleyball skills while incorporating fun volleyball activities. Registration is $25 per camper.Two camps will be held for sixth through eighth grade students. From June 27-28, an overnight camp will focus on correct form and movement. Campers will also be engaged through leadership activities during breaks. Registration is $165 for two days of instruction, meals and overnight accommodations. Cost is $130 for students who plan to commute. A day camp for sixth through eighth grade students will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Monday, July 29. Basic skills including passing, setting, attacking, defense and serving will be highlighted. Registration is $50 per camper. An overnight camp for high school students will be held July 10-11. Registration is $165 for two days of instruction, meals and overnight accommodations. Cost is $130 for students who plan to commute.Registration forms and additional information can be found at volleyball.blufftonusportscamps.com.
Bluffton: Bluffton Family Recreation announces registration underway for a volleyball camp for sixth to eighth graders from 2 -4 p.m. July 22-25. The fee is $20 members/$40 program participants. To register for any of these programs go online to bfronline.com, or call BFR, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton, 419-358-4150.