Note: Events may be canceled due to coronavirus outbreak. Each week, The Lima News publishes a calendar of events of local interest. Events should be submitted by noon Monday of each week to The Lima News.
Allen County: The Allen County Archers hold 3-D shoots the first Saturday and Sunday of each month through September. It is open to all equipment. They are also holding traditional 3-D shoots on the third Saturday of the month all year long. They are open to all archery equipment. The Archers will be holding a “stump shoot” for traditional bows only the fourth Saturday of each month starting April 24. Go to facebook.com/allencountyarchers or call Tom Frick at 419-384-3033 for more information.
Columbus Grove: Call Tom Frick at 419-384-3033 for Columbus Grove Archery Club information.
Lima: Registration is underway for bus trips to Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds home games. The Indians home game will be against the Reds at 6:10 p.m. Saturday, May 8, and the Reds home game against Detroit is at 7:10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4. The cost of the Indians game is $80 and $75 for the Reds game. Each trip includes a game ticket, round trip transportation, sandwiches and snacks. All beverages will be $1.50. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Busses will depart from Ottawa Eagles #2234 and Lima Eastgate Super Wal-Mart. For more information, contact Mike Melvin at 419-303-9280.
Delphos: The 11th annual Nathan Miller Memorial Tournament will be June 4, 5 and 6 at the Delphos Stadium Park. The tournament is a 16-20 team tournament for boys 11-12 years old (age cutoff is March 1). The tournament will be pool play with a three-game guarantee. Players must be from the same school district. Cost is $200 with a $50 non refundable entry fee. Deadline to enter is May 8. For more information contact Sam Miller at 567-825-8631).
Lima: Those who have stiffness and chronic pain keeping them from enjoying everyday activities may want to enlist the MELT Method, which can even enhance athletic performance by preventing injury and enhancing post-workout recovery. MELT is a simple self-treatment technique that can be done at home to get out of and stay out of chronic pain in as little as 10 minutes a day. The four-week MELT hand/foot session held at 2 p.m. Tuesdays started April 6 and the four-week MELT roller session at 2 p.m. Thursdays began April 8 at the Lima Family YMCA (345 S. Elizabeth St.). Cost is $40 for members and $50 for non-members. Sign up online at limaymca.net or stop by the YMCA. Masks are required when entering and walking through the building. Contact Romi Wisser at 419-223-6045 or [email protected] for more information.
Van Wert: Van Wert Parks & Recreation will be holding a catfish tournament from 7 a.m. until noon May 22. This is a payout tournament with first place receiving $500, second place $300 and third place $100. The big fish payout will be $100. Participants are welcome to fish on either reservoir from the bank shore with boats being limited to the southern reservoir. Boats are only permitted to use a trolling motor while on the water. No gas- or diesel-powered motors are permitted while fishing on city reservoirs. All boats must be an Ohio registered watercraft and all participants must have an active fishing license through the state of Ohio. A maximum of two competitors are permitted per boat, while bank shore participants are limited to one. Entry fees are $50 per boat and $25 per bank competitor. To register for limited spots, contact the parks at 419-238-9121 or by email: [email protected] For more tournament information, go to vanwert.org/parks-department/fishing/.
Lima: Ohio Golf Concepts will offer free golf instructions for young golfers entering grades 6, 7 and 8 at Tamarac Golf Club beginning June 4.
The program will be offered each Friday in June and July from 9 a.m. to noon. It is open to boys and girls with total of 40 participants. Golfers should have their own golf clubs.
Topics to be covered include golf rules and etiquette, the golf swing, putting, short irons and chipping, driver and fairway wo0ds. Golfers will be able to get on the course and the driving range during the program.
To register, call Jim Maley at 419-331-0412 or 419-230-7841 by June 1.
Cridersville: Volunteers are needed to assist riders in class and be horse leaders for the Equestrian Therapy Program at Fasset Farm. For information call the office at 419-657-2700 or email [email protected] Go to etpfarm.org for more information.
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 Family YMCA is offering American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification classes. The certification class consists of classroom learning time and pool sessions for skill development. All of the water and safety skills are practiced and reviewed in the classroom and in the pool. At the end of the program, participants complete a written exam and a practical skills exam to complete their Red Cross Lifeguarding certification. After completing lifeguard training, certification will be valid for two years. To participate in the program, participants must complete a swimming pre-screen ability test, and all participants must be at least 15 years old before the last day of the course. Class 2 will be from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from May 3-20 with the CPR & First Aid class from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 15. Cost is $225 or Y members and $250 for non-members. Go to limaymca.net, call 419-223-6045 or stop by the Y at 345 S. Elzabeth St. for more information. For currently certified Red Cross lifeguards, a recertification class is offered. Contact the Family YMCA to schedule. Cost is $125.
Lima: Power Elite & Super Hooligan motorcycle racing is scheduled to be held beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 8, at the Allen County Fairgrounds, 2750 Harding Highway. Pit gates open at 8 a.m. with signups from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., practice at 11 a.m. and heats at 1 p.m. with main events to follow. Costs include pit gate fee ($20), amateur registry ($40), Power Elite Class ($50) and Money Class ($50). Tickets will be $20 for adults, $10 for youngsters 6-17 with those ages 5 and younger getting in free. A family pack of four (two adults and two youngsters) is $40. Contact Jeff Hiers at 260-450-2796 for more information. Those attending are asked to wear masks and observe social distancing.
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 10 a.m. to noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (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. Call 419-223-6045 for more information.
Elida: Elida Youth Soccer Fall 2021 registration is available until June 18 at elidasoccer.com where more information is available.
Lima: The Lima Family YMCA is now a home to a USA swim team. USA Swimming is the national governing body for competitive competition in the United States. The program will allow those of any level additional opportunities to swim at some of the best Ohio facilties. Those ages 5-19 are eligible to compete. Practices are held from 5-6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Family YMCA located at 345 S. Elizabeth St. Practices June 1 to July 23 will be held from 1-2:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays and 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Cost is $125 and participants must be Y members. Contact coach April Dorman at 419-223-6045, ext. 218, email [email protected] or go to limaymca.net for more information.
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.