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BASEBALL/SOFTBALL

Coach D's Holiday Baseball Camp: Dec. 28-30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Hammond School. For players ages 6-14. Instructors include coaches from Hammond, Flora, Dreher and Spring Valley as well as former USC, Clemson and pro players. Cost: $95. Information: Call Ray Derrick at 782-9947 or 513-3823.

All-Star pitcher/catcher baseball camp: At White Knoll High Monday-Tuesday, 9 a.m.-noon. For players 9 years old to eighth grade. Cost: $50 (discount available if also attending hitting camp at Lexington High). Information: Call (803) 821-5405 or visit www.lexingtonbaseball.com or www.whiteknollbaseball.com.

All-Star Hitting Camp: At Lexington High, Dec. 28-29, 9 a.m.-noon. For players 9 years old to eighth grade. Cost: $50 (discount available if also attending hitting camp at White Knoll High). Information: Call (803) 821-5405 or visit www.lexingtonbaseball.com or www.whiteknollbaseball.com.

Private Catching/Hitting Instruction: For baseball and softball players. Call Kelly Ahrens at (803) 260-5432. Or call The Big Leagues Baseball and Softball Academy (803) 731-1565 or (803) 260-5432 or visit www.wttbl.com.

Professional Baseball Instruction: By Kip Bouknight Private, Group, or Team Lessons. Call (803) 467 0180 or e-mail at kipb14@yahoo.com.

Fastpitch lessons: For girls ages 8 and older. Lou Gareis, of the Grease Lightning Pitching Academy, is the instructor. Call (803) 794-0854.

Pitching Academy lessons: Individual, group. Call Davis Powers, (803) 622-8100. or go to www.thepitchingacademy.com.

Hitting and pitching instruction: Girls and boys, ages 9-18. Instructor: Dale Warner of Baseball Dreams. Call (803) 360-8624 or asbdreams@aol.com.

Professional instruction: Baseball session for all ages; individual or team instruction available. Call Drew Niles (803) 537-1260.

S.C. Jets 8-under Fast Pitch Softball: Seeking players. Information: Tim Sharpe (803) 513-5620.

Spartanburg Phillies tryouts: Seeking players for year-round program. Information: Doug Angeli angelid@bellsouth.net or Art McAlister at amcphillies@bellsouth..net or call (864) 354-7077

S.C. Jets 18-under and 16-under Girls Fastpitch -- Travel softball teams are preparing for the 2010 season. Anyone interested in scheduling a tryout should contact coach Bo Elkins at (803) 447-7814. Information: scjets.org or http://www.eteamz.com/SCJETS/index.cfm.

Columbia Dixie Youth Baseball: Registration open Jan. 4-March 5. Divisions: 9-10, 11-12, 13-14; Season begins: April 5. Cost varies per association. Sites: Earlewood, Greenview, Hampton, King, Lorick, Pinehurst, Valencia & Belvedere Parks. Information: contact Bobby Goodwin at (803) 545-3100 or email bogoodwin@columbiasc.net

City of Columbia Adult Spring Softball: Registration Feb. 1-March 1. League begins March 16; Fee: $300 per team; Divisions: Men's, Women's and Co-ed; Sites: TS Martin & Earlewood Parks. Information: contact Bobby Goodwin at (803) 545-3100 or email bogoodwin@columbiasc.net

City Sluggers Instructional Baseball: Sponsored by City of Columbia Parks and Recreation. Registration: March 1-26. Clinics begin April 7. League play begins: April 19. Sites: Lorick, Greenview, Hyatt, King, Pinehurst and Woodland Parks.. Information: contact Bobby Goodwin at (803) 545-3100 or email bogoodwin@columbiasc.net

BASKETBALL

Lexington youth leagues: For boys and girls ages 8-15 at the Lexington Leisure Center. Cost: $65. Information: Alvin Kelley or Bryan Capnerhurst at (803) 359-9961.

Adult Winter Basketball League: Sponsored by City of Columbia Parks and Recreation. League. Registration underway. Play begins Feb. 2; Cost: $225 per team; Sites: Greenview and ML King Parks; Divisions: Men's, Women's, Open & Business. Information: contact Bobby Goodwin at (803) 545-3100 or email bogoodwin@columbiasc.net

Middle School Girls Instructional Basketball Clinic: Registration: Feb1-26.. Clinics Begin: March 7; Site: King Park. Information: contact Bobby Goodwin at (803)545-3100 or email bogoodwin@columbiasc.net

GOLF

George Bryan Academy classes: All levels of play. Call (803) 781-2063.

Kevin Britt Golf Academy: Classes for all skill levels for juniors Beginners (Tuesdays), Intermediate (Monday), Advanced (Wednesday, Thursday). Cost: $80 for four-week session. Adult clinic on Thursdays. Cost: $60 for four-week session. Information: kevinbrittgolf.com or (803) 553-1849.

The Athlete Factory golf clinics: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Call (803) 988-0076.

GYMNASTICS

Northwest Family YMCA lessons: Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call (803) 407-8007.

MARTIAL ARTS

Kids Karate Classes: Ages 5-16 Thursdays, 6-7 p.m. Caughman Road Park. Call (803) 783-0400 after 3 p.m.

Martial Arts classes: Tai chi, tai chi sword, yoga, qigong, mulan aerobics, self-defense classes; Saturdays and Sundays, USC campus. Call (803) 695-2993 or visit www.chineseculturecenter.org.

Sekai Ryu Ha Kemmpo lessons: Ages 5 and older, 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Hopkins Park. Cost: $12 youth, $20 adults. Call (803) 783-9374.

Aikido classes: 7:30-9:30 p.m. p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Harbison Recreation Center, cost: $22 for four weeks. Call Lamar Sanders, (803) 359-5231.

Martial arts sessions: All ages, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Crooked Creek Park. Call (803) 345-6181.

SOCCER

Adult Indoor League: From Jan. 6-March 10. Women and men's open and recreation divisions, plus Mens over-30 and over-40 and co-ed. Registration deadline: Dec. 30. Information: ww.plexindoorsports.com or (803) 360-7300.

Lexington County Soccer Club: Spring season for boys and girls ages 3-17. Online registration is underway through Jan. 16. On-site registration dates are Jan. 9 and 16t (9:30 a.m.-1:30 pm) at Lexington County Soccer Complex (Gibson Rd.). Cost: $70 per player (on-line) or $75 per player (by mail or in person). Discount: $10 off for each additional player in the same family. Late registration: $10 penalty applied after Jan. 16 and accepted only on space available basis . Information: www.lexingtonsoccerclub.com.

City of Columbia Spring Youth League: Registration Jan. 4-Feb. 5. Ages: 4-13; Season begins March 7. Site: Owens Field Complex. Information: contact Bobby Goodwin at (803) 545-3100 or email bogoodwin@columbiasc.net

SWIMMING

Lexington Sharks lessons: Novice to competitive. Call coach Louis Biles, (803) 609-8888.

Carolina Aquatics Program: Year-round, competitive team, ages 5-older. Call Lee Hutchens, (803) 807-7884, or visit www.carolina-aquatics.com.

TENNIS

Lexington County programs: Classes available based on age, level. Call (803) 957-7676 or visit www.lexingtoncountytennis.com.

Harbison Recreation lessons: Tuesdays and Thursdays, intermediate/advanced, 4-5 p.m.; beginners, Mondays 6-7 p.m.; ages 6-13. Adults, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays; cost: $45. Call Zach Bogue, (803) 261-8445 or Lauren Stewart (803) 445-3478.

Northwest Family YMCA clinics: Youth and adult, private lessons available. Call (803) 407-0179, ext. 111.

Ladies doubles quads: 9-11 a.m. Wednesdays, Northwest YMCA.

FITNESS/AEROBICS

Aerobics Classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays at Greenview Park. No fee. Classes will be from 6:30-7:45 p.m. Instructor is Geraldine Washington, LMSW, American Aerobics and Fitness Association Certified Instructor.

Floor Aerobics: Mondays and Wednesdays 6-7:30 p.m. at Greenview Park. Admission is free. Low-impact workout with instructor Linda Campbell.

Senior Fitness Club: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon at Greenview Park; free.

Lunchtime Aerobics: At Hyatt Park on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. No cost. After-Work Aerobics and Workout Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-5:45 p.m.

Walking Club: At Martin Luther King Jr. Park on Mondays and Fridays from 10-11 a.m. Call (803) 733-8452.

Free Adult Low Impact Aerobics: Tuesdays and Thursday from 6:05-7:05 p.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Park. Call (803) 733-8452.

Aerobics classes: 6-7:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Caughman Road Park. Call (803) 783-0400.

Adult fitness classes: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday and Thursdays, Downtown Family Life Center. Call (803) 343-8587.

Senior fitness sessions: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Crooked Creek Park. Call (803) 345-6181.

Early bird aerobics: Aerobics/yoga combo class, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays. Call (803) 345-6181.

Jump Start Athletics: Speed and agility training for all sports. Contact: speedybi21@yahoo.com or (803) 553-1384.

Zumba -- Offered at Woodlands Country Club, 100 Norse Way, Columbia. Tuesdays 6:15-7:15 pm, Saturdays 10-11 a.m. Eight-week session runs Jan. 5 - Feb. 27. Cost: $30 for 1 class (either Tues or Sat) $55 for both. Information or regisration: Contact Karen at karenscrugge87@yahoo.com or 530-4289.

Zumba -- Offered at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Trenholm Road, Columbia. Thursdays, 7-8 pm. Eight-week session runs Jan. 7 - Feb. 25. Cost: $25. Information or regisration: Contact Karen at karenscruggs87@yahoo.com or 530-4289.

MISCELLANEOUS

Soul Line Dance Class: Low impact cardio workout combined with soul line dances. Classes start in January at Harbison Recreation Center. Information: Call (803) 781-2281

Beginning Salsa: Classes start in January at Harbison Recreation Center. Information: Call (803) 781-2281

Youth Holiday Bowling Fest: National Bowling Association event on Dec. 29, noon-2 p.m. at Royal Z Lanes, 8512 Two Notch Road, Columbia. Open to youth of all ages. Cost: $8.50, includes two games, use of shoes, a pizza slice and soft drink or hot dog, chips and drinks. Association membership also available for $7. Information: Vernon Thompson (803)735-1183.

City of Columbia Spring Adult Co-Ed Kickball: Registration: Feb 1-March 1. League begins:March 17. Cost: $300 per team. Site: Earlewood & Pacific parks. Information: contact Bobby Goodwin at (803) 545-3100 or email bogoodwin@columbiasc.net

Columbia Parks and Rec Double Dutch Classes: Ages 4 and up. Thursdays, Fridays; 6-7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. at King Park.

Lexington Leisure Center programs: Coed volleyball, men's flag football, men's basketball, women's basketball, youth basketball. Call (803) 957-7828

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