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Open to one and all

FLINT TWP. — The Bendle/Carman-Ainsworth Adult and Community Education program is offering programs that include Indoor Walking from Jan. 28- March 27 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30- 7:30 p.m. for no cost and Belly Dancing takes place on Mondays from Jan. 28-March 4, March 11-April 15 and April 22-May 20 from 6-7 p.m. for $39. Other options include Zumba on Mondays from 7-8 p.m. for $39 from Jan. 28-March 4, March 11-April 15 and April 22-May 20, Gentle Yoga runs from 6:30- 7:30 p.m. on Mondays for $30 on Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, 11 and 25, March 4, 11, 18 and 25 and April 8, 15, 22 and 29 and Power Flex Yoga takes place from Jan. 29-Feb. 26, March 12-April 16 and April 23-May 21 from 7-7:45 p.m. for $35.

All classes take place at Carman-Ainsworth high school, every course is open to public regardless of residency and Community Education programs will be canceled if school is canceled. Details: 810-591- 4160 or 810–591-3600. — M.S.

Local fitness options

BURTON — With all classes offered by the Bendle/Carman-Ainsworth Adult and Community Education program open to the public regardless of residency, South Bendle will host Karate For Kids for $25 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for kids four and up on Tuesdays from Jan. 29-March 19 and April 9-May 28, Karate For Families takes place for $50 from Jan. 29-March 19 on Tuesdays from 7:30-8:30 p.m. for kids age four and up and Karate Adult and Teens is being offered for teens 14 and older from Jan. 29-March 19 and April 9-May 28 for $25. These same classes will also be available at Carman-Ainsworth High School on Thursdays from Feb. 7-March 28 and April 11-May 30 for the same cost from 6-7 p.m., 7-8 p.m. and 8-9 p.m., respectively.

Details: 810-591-2880 or 810-591-3276. — M.S.

National event goes local

DETROIT — Calihan Hall on the Campus of the University of Detroit Mercy will host their annual Girls and Women in Sports Day on Feb. 9 from 11- a.m.-2 p.m. for girls ages 6-13. There is no cost to participate at this event, which starts with registration at 10 a.m. and includes free admission to the Lady Titans basketball game that day at 2 p.m., as well as lunch and a t-shirt. The 2013 National Girls and Women’s Sports Day marks the 27th year of honoring Title IX.

“This has been a great event at Detroit for so many years and it is always exciting to see all the young girls come out and participate,” said UDM Associate Athletic Director for Internal Affairs and Senior Woman Administrator Teri Kromrei. “The day truly recognizes the role athletics can play in a women’s life and all the opportunities that are out there for young girls.”

Details: 313-993-1705 or melissa. kopriva@udmercy.edu. — M.S.

Club team takes the field

FLINT — The University of Michigan-Flint has several events coming up that include the Women’s Lacrosse Club taking on Wayne State University from 8-10:30 p.m. on March 21 and that afternoon at 4 p.m. the Recreation Center is hosting a Women’s Night Out that features a sampling of fitness classes such as Zumba, Yoga, Tai Chi, TRX, Resist-A-Ball, Pilates, Kettlebells, Drums Alive, Cardio Interval Step and Aqua Fitness. The Recreation Center will also host a Ping Pong tournament on March 17 for the first 32 students, faculty/ staff or community members with a valid Mcard or day pass to register and on April 13 the U-M Flint Women’s Lacrosse Club faces Central Michigan University from 1-4 p.m. Details: 810-762-6706. — M.S.

Opportunity for local football players

FLINT — If you live in the area and are interested in continuing your football career, the Flint Fury minor-league football team will be hosting an open tryout at Perani Arena in Flint on Friday, Feb. 8. The Fury are not only looking for prospective players, but also possible coaches, sponsors and media crew. For those interested, call head coach Charles Lawler at 810-336-9024, or register on their website at www.flintfuryfootball.com. — B.P.

Pond Hockey tournament moved to February

LAPEER — Anyone who had signed up for the Lapeer Optimist Pond Hockey tournament will want to mark the new date on the calendar. Because the ice is still unsafe, the tournament has been moved back to Feb. 9-10 at the Lake Nepessing Boat Club. Registration is being accepted for all three age divisions: 18-and-up, 30-and-up and 40-and-up.

Teams will consist of up to eight players and play for the “Hooter” Cup and winners will also get Labatt Blue Tournament Jerseys. A heated beer tent, food and parking will be available on site. The cost is $300 per team. Tournament information and registration is available at www.lapeeroptimist.org. Details: Nate Scramlin at 810-614-8709 or lopondhockey@gmail.com E.H.


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