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.
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.
Marion: The Mayes Temple 5 on 5 Hoops Classic 35th Annual Basketball Tournament will be held at Martin Luther King Park July 19-21. The entry fee is $175. For more information contact Johnie Mayes at 740-751-5662.
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 15 at Shawnee High School. Register online at officials.myoshaa.org or contact Deron Bailey at 567-204-1802 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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 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.
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 a 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.
Putnam County: The Alzheimer’s Black Swamp Walk at Northwest State Community College will be held 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.
Celina: The Grand Lake Fall League registration is taking registrations for the 2019 Fall League. The Fastpitch Softball league will be divided up into four divisions this year: 9th – 12th grade, 6th – 8th grade, 3rd – 5th grade and a travel/pre-assembled division. The league will play double headers on Sundays for five weeks; there are not practices as to avoid any conflicts with fall sports. Information and registration forms can be found at thundercamps.com or call John Hendricks at 765-348-6413. The league starts August 18st. Registration deadline is July 25.
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.
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.
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.
The Lima Area Tennis Association city singles, doubles and mixed doubles tournaments at the UNOH Tennis Courts will begin next week.
Doubles is July 19-21 and mixed doubles is July 26-28.
Entry forms can be obtained at Westwood Tennis Center, by contacting Jeff Brown at 567-249-9549 or going to tinyurl.com/2019citytennis.
Mail entry forms to LATA, 2344 Shawnee Rd PMB #111, Lima, OH, 45805 or drop them off at Westwood Tennis Center. Last day to enter each tournament is two days prior to the event.
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 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.
Bluffton Family Recreation has created Weight Lifting 101 for adults this summer. The class, which involves a weightroom workout, is instructed by Coral Lamb, BFR fitness coach. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m. June 25 to July 18. The class is free for BFR members and $40 for non-members. Register online at bfronline.com or call BFR, 215 Snider Road, at 419-358-4051.