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.
Allen County: The Allen County Archers are holding traditional 3-D shoots on the third Saturday of the month all year long. They are open to all archery equipment.
Columbus Grove: The Columbus Grove Archery Club is holding its traditional shoots Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. through April.
Columbus Grove Archery Club memberships are available. For info call Tom Frick at 419-384-3033.
Youngstown: Looking for Ohio teams ages 18,17 and 16 to play in baseball tournaments in Youngstown in 2020.Contact Ken Quinn 330 719-0581 for information.
Lima: Local competition for the Elks Hoop Shoot will be held at the Lima Community Church Axis Center, 2945 N Cole Street, Lima, at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.
The Elks Hoop Shoot is the national free throw shooting contest for boys and girls age 8 through 13. Each contestant has 25 shots at the hoop. The boy and girl in each age group (8-9; 10-11; and 12-13) with the best score advance through four tiers of competition to qualify for the national finals.
Local winners will compete against other contestants in the District Hoop Shoot event at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. The District competition will be held in the King Horn Gymnasium on Sunday, Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m.
For additional information, please contact the Jean Zink at 419-303-9050
Lima: Registration is underway for the junior Cavs Youth basketball league for students in first through fourth grade and fifth through eighth grade. Games will be played Saturdays beginning Jan. 4. Registration closes Dec. 2. No late registration fee will be accepted. The cost is $35 for members and $60 for non members.
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: 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 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. Thursdays.
Lakeview: The Light up the Lake Holiday 5k will be held at 8 a.m. Dec. 7. The fee is $30. Online registration at tinyurl.com/LightUpTheLake. Paper forms are available at The Depot in Lakeview.
Lima: The Lima Sabres have various shooting events. Thursday Trap Practice for Adults/Juniors/Beginners is 4 p.m. weekly. Adult Trap Practice is 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, weather permitting. All trap sessions are open to the public. For additional information, go to limasabres.com or visit on Facebook.
Lima: Registration is under way for the fifth–eighth grade Young Ladies Volleyball Skill Development camp. Training runs through Dec. 11. The registration fee is $20 for members and $40 for nonmembers. Register online at limaymca.net, by phone at 419-223-6045 or in person at the Lima Family YMCA.