Recreation Calendar

If you are looking for park and recreation activities in the Topeka area, you've come to the right place – the Unwind calendar. Items for the calendar can be emailed to sports@cjonline.com.

Athletics

TRAINING

Speed, agility and explosion training. 383-3255 or h_mont03@yahoo.com.

Baseball

CAMPS/INSTRUCTION

Pitching 1-on-1 instruction as well as clinics for ages 10-18. David Dreyer 478-4751.

Ken Berry Hit-Away for 1-on-1 hitting and pitching lessons by professionals. Year-round. 633-6837, 271-1264 or 246-4506.

Private instruction. baseballacademy1@yahoo.com.

Baseball instructions for any age group. Year-round. 286-1762 or 806-7095.

Smith Baseball Academy. Info@smithbaseballacademy.com or 272-8567 or www.smithbaseballacademy.com.

Midwest Bruins indoor pitching/hitting lessons. Kenny Swart 608-0409, Adam Schroder 633-5405, info@midwestbruins.com or www.midwestbruins.com.

LEAGUES

Ken Berry fall ball league registration is now open. 8U is $300 for 5 games. 10U-older is $700 for 10 games. www.kenberryleague.com.

30-over fall league at McDonald Park. Jim Dodson 836-9354 or Lee Dodson 272-4164.

Hitting league - 4 player teams. Entry fee $60 per team. Begins Nov. 10 for four weeks. Registration due Nov. 2. League hours Saturdays noon to 5. 862-1541 or www.Topeka-SportsFactory.com.

Basketball

TOURNAMENTS

OCT. 6-7 — Excel/Fieldhouse Ball 2 Ya Fall in Kansas City. $135. 3 games guaranteed. Boys and girls grades 3-12. (816) 916-9565 or director@excelyouthbasketball.com.

OCT. 20-21 — Lee’s Summit Optimist in Lee’s Summit, Mo. $135. 3 games guaranteed. Boys and girls grades 3-12. (816) 916-9565 or director@excelyouthbasketball.com.

OCT. 27-28 — Excel Haunted Hoops in Kansas City. $135. 3 games guaranteed. Boys and girls grades 3-12. (816) 916-9565 or director@excelyouthbasketball.com.

NOV. 9-11 — Topeka Hoops Classic at Washburn Rural High School. Girls grades 3-6, boys 3-8. $220 with four game guarantee. 785-478-0164 or topeka.hoopsclassic@yahoo.com.

NOV. 10-11 — Excel Salute Our Veterans in Kansas City. $135. 3 games guaranteed. Boys and girls grades 3-8. (816) 916-9565 or director@excelyouthbasketball.com.

NOV. 17-18 — Harrisonville in Harrisonviille, Mo. $135. 3 games guaranteed. Boys and girls grades 3-8. (816) 916-9565 or director@excelyouthbasketball.com.

NOV. 24-25 — Excel Harvest Classic in Kansas City. $135. 3 games guaranteed. Boys and girls grades 3-8. (816) 916-9565 or director@excelyouthbasketball.com.

DEC. 1-2 — Bruins tournament in Independence, Mo. $135. 3 games guaranteed. Boys and girls grades 3-8. (816) 916-9565 or director@excelyouthbasketball.com.

DEC. 1-2 — VooDoo Dolls/Jocks Nitch Classic in Alma. 3 games guaranteed, $150. Boys grades 3-8, girls 3-6. 785-249-3280 or voodoodolls@yahoo.com.

DEC. 15-16 — Holiday Classic in Independence, Mo. $135. 3 games guaranteed. Boys and girls grades 3-8. (816) 916-9565 or director@excelyouthbasketball.com.

JAN. 5-6 — Little Apple Boy’s Classic in Manhattan. $210. 3 game guarantee. Boys 3-8. USSSA sanctioned event. 785-477-3403 or munsen@cox.net.

JAN. 12-13 — Little Apple Girl’s Classic in Manhattan. $210. 3 game guarantee. Girl’s 3-8. USSSA sanctioned event. 785-477-3403 or munsen@cox.net

JAN. 12-13 — Winter Championship in Kansas City, Mo. $135. 3 games guaranteed. Boys and girls grades 3-8. (816) 916-9565 or director@excelyouthbasketball.com.

JAN. 19-20 — Wamego Basketball Assn. tournament, girls and boys, grades 3-8, $140, 3-game guarantee, $250 total for both January and February tournament. wba@wamego.net or 456-5238.

JAN. 26-27 — January Jam in Kansas City, Mo. $135. 3 games guaranteed. Boys and girls grades 3-8. (816) 916-9565 or director@excelyouthbasketball.com.

FEB. 9-10 — Valentines Day in Harrisonville, Mo. $135. 3 games guaranteed. Boys and girls grades 3-8. (816) 916-9565 or director@excelyouthbasketball.com.

FEB. 16-17 — Sweetheart Slam in Kansas City, Mo. $135. 3 games guaranteed. Boys and girls grades 3-8. (816) 916-9565 or director@excelyouthbasketball.com.

FEB. 23-24 — Wamego Basketball Assn. tournament, girls and boys, grades 3-8, $140, 3-game guarantee, $250 total for both January and February tournament. wba@wamego.net or 456-5238.

MARCH 2-3 — Excel tournament in Kansas City, Mo. $135. 3 games guaranteed. Boys and girls grades 3-8. (816) 916-9565 or director@excelyouthbasketball.com.

MARCH 9-10 — Excel Harrisonville tournament in Harrisonville, Mo. $135. 3 games guaranteed. Boys and girls grades 3-8. (816) 916-9565 or director@excelyouthbasketball.com.

CAMPS/INSTRUCTION

OCT. 21 — Ninth annual Bonnie Henrickson Basketball Coaching Clinic at Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence. Fill out and return application on KUAthletics.com by Oct. 14.

Youth workouts at Topeka West High School. Boys and girls K-8. 6:30-8 p.m. Grades 2-under on Tuesdays through Oct. 23. Grades 3-4 Wednesdays Oct. 3-24. Grades 6-8 Thursdays Oct. 4-25. $25 or $15 for each family member. Rick Bloomquist (620) 343-5102 or 845-5951 or rbloomq@topeka.k12.ks.us.

EVENT

OCT. 9 — Coaches vs. Cancer Season Tipoff Reception, 6 p.m. at the College Basketball Experience, Kansas City, Mo. KCseasontipoff.org or $50 at the door. Meet Bill Self, Bruce Weber & more.

Bocce

DROP-IN

Indoor bocce. 9 a.m. Tuesdays and 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Baker’s Dozen Donut Shop, 4000 S.W. 21st St. Paul 272-8216.

Outdoor bocce lessons. 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 6 p.m. Thursdays, equipment furnished, at Felker. Paul 272-8216.

Bowling

MEETINGS/EVENTS

OCT. 5-6 — City Senior Women’s Tournament at West Ridge Lanes. Deadline Oct. 3 for doubles and/or singles.

OCT. 14 — Topeka USBC BA board meeting No. 2, 3 p.m. at Gage Center Bowl.

OCT. 20 — Board meeting, 2 p.m. at West Ridge Lanes.

OCT. 20-21, 27-28 — Marvel Bidwell Senior Tournament in Newton. Deadline Oct. 6.

OCT. 28 — Topeka Women’s 500 Club fantasy tournament, 2 p.m., Westridge Lanes. 213-1504. Entry at control desk.

OCT. 28 — Topeka Women’s 600 Club TriPlex Tournament, 2 p.m., Westridge Lanes, 224-5333. Entry at control desk.

NOV. 3-4, 10-11 — City Mixed Tournament at Gage Center Bowl. Deadline Nov. 1.

DEC. 9 — Youth Bowlers Showcase, noon at West Ridge Lanes.

JAN. 6 — Topeka USBC BA board meeting No. 3, 3 p.m. at West Ridge Lanes.

JAN. 19-20, 26-27 — City Women’s Championship Tournament at West Ridge Lanes. Deadline Jan. 16.

FEB. 9-10, 16-17 — Topeka USBC BA City Tournament at Gage Center Bowl.

APRIL 6 — Topeka USBC BA board meeting No. 4, 3 p.m. at Gage Center Bowl.

MAY 15 — Topeka USBC BA board meeting No. 5 and annual delegates meeting, 6:30 p.m. at West Ridge Lanes.

JULY 10 — Bowling liaison committee, 6 p.m. at West Ridge Lanes.

JULY 31 — Secretary supplies/Topeka USBC BA board meeting No. 1 (2013-14), 6:30 p.m. at Gage Center Bowl.

Cheer/dance

CLASSES/CAMPS

Ballet, pom, baton and tumbling combo class. Ages 2 and over. Brees Dance Attic. 266-6294.

Boys hip-hop class. Ages 4-6. Brees Dance Attic 266-6294.

Cheerleading, girls/boys ages 5-18. Jill Fenske 234-1100.

Dance classes, girls/boys ages 3-up. Jennifer Medley 234-1100.

Youth, teen, adult classes at Central Park Community Center, 1534 S.W. Clay. 368-0101.

Pom-Pom, cheerleading ages K-5. 368-3796.

Classical ballet, ages 3 to adult and conditioning classes. Professional dancers. Kansas Ballet Academy, 383-7918 or KansasBallet.com.

Disc golf

LEAGUE

6 p.m. Wednesdays at Crestview Disc GC. $1 for beginners, $3 for amateur and pro members, $4 for nonmembers. Bren Nordgren 608-8688 or carlbren@sbcglobal.net.

Dodgeball

TOURNAMENT

OCT. 13 — St. Aloysius Catholic Church tourney in Meriden. $30 per 6-person team. Phil Korb 945-4066 or stalsmer@yahoo.com.

Fitness

CLINICS/CLASSES

Dance cardio workouts. 18-plus. 234-1100.

Group exercise certification at Great Life Golf & Fitness-Berkshire, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (800) 237-6242 or www.netafit.org.

Total body conditioning at Great Life Golf & Fitness-Berkshire, 8 am.-1 p.m. (800) 237-6242 or www.netafit.org.

Yoga, Zumba, shadow boxing at various times at Crestview Community Center 368-2448.

OPEN GYM

Free garage gym workout. Saturdays 6-8 a.m. 5614-D S. Topeka Blvd. Theshoptopeka.com.

Football

LEAGUES

Men’s fall flag league at Bettis Sports Complex. $315 for league and tournament. 286-3358 or parksandrec.snco.us.

Golf

INSTRUCTION

Firekeeper Academy at Firekeeper GC in Mayetta. Private lessons, on-course instruction and short game lessons. 966-7742 or 966-2100 or www.firekeepergolf.com.

TOURNAMENTS

OCT. 7 — Tournament at Lake Shawnee GC, $65 per person includes green fees, cart and lunch. Benefits Shawnee County Parks and Rec. Scott Mellen 267-2295 or scott.mellen@lakeshawneegolf.com.

Horseshoes

LEAGUES

Monday league at Gage Park. Through Oct. 29. Adults $10, 18-under free. Frank Smith 862-8880 or Susan Fulton 272-1219.

Wednesday league at Gage Park horseshoe courts. Through Oct. 31. Adults $35, 18-under $7. Larry Collette 456-5001.

TOURNAMENTS

OCT. 14 — Fall Capital Classic at Gage Park. $10. Susan 845-4573.

Ice sports

LEAGUE

SCPR hockey for youth and adults. 2012 fall-March 2013, 286-3358.

Martial arts

CLASSES/INSTRUCTION

Absolute Martial Arts, ages 6-12. 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays; 10 a.m. Saturdays. 266-1660.

Judo, Jujitsu and karate, all ages, Topeka Judo Academy. 354-7888.

Midwest Martial Arts, all ages. 862-7779.

Believer’s Martial Arts, ages 3-up. 267-1985.

Mid-America Karate Academy, 844-0050.

Pickleball

DROP-IN

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 9 a.m., and Tuesday, 5 p.m., at Hughes Court. Monday, 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, 11:30 a.m., Thursday, 7 p.m., and Friday, 10 a.m., at South West YMCA. Wednesday, 6 p.m., Logan Elementary. Sunday at Wood Valley Racquet Club, 3:30 p.m., $6. Nancy Dutton 272-4507 or nkdpar@hotmail.com.

LESSONS

Lessons 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Hughes Courts. No equipment necessary. Nancy Dutton 272-4507 or nkdpar@hotmail.com.

Run/walk

EVENTS

OCT. 6 — HEAT Up Topeka 5K/10K walk and run, 8 a.m. at Felker Park. Goes along Shunga Trail. Registration $25 for 5K, $30 for 10K, includes T-shirt and water bottle. 785-233-0516 or www.flocritkansas.org.

OCT. 7 — Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk. 1 p.m. start in downtown Topeka. American Cancer Society 273-4462 or makingstridestopeka.org.

OCT. 13 — Run for a Reason half marathon and 5K run/walk at Hummer Sports Park. Amy Pinger 806-5005 or ywcatopeka.org.

OCT. 13 — St. Aloysius Catholic Church 5K run/1-mile fun run/walk at Meriden. 8 a.m., walk at 8:15. 5K: $20. Rita 845-2304 or stalsmer@yahoo.com or rjllk@yahoo.com., or Parish office at 484-3312.

OCT. 20 — Run/Walk/Crawl 5K. $30. Gfts5k.eventbrite.com.

NOV. 24 — MKA Rescue 5K run/walk in downtown Topeka. Invite starts at 4:20 p.m.; rescue run begins at 5 p.m. Tony Estes 213-1727 or topekarescuerun.com or active.com.

NOV. 24 — Turkey Trot/Gobble Wobble 5-mile run/2-mile walk. 9 a.m. Register by Nov. 14. Marvin Keehn 364-5775 or m.keehn@chcs-ks.org.

Sailing

RACING

Youth and adult. 1:30 p.m. Sundays and 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Lake Shawnee Yacht Club. No experience necessary. Shawneeyachtclub.org.

Shuffleboard

DROP-IN

Drop-in shuffleboard program, 50-plus, 10 a.m. Thursdays, at Central Park Community Center. $2. 368-3798.

Shooting

EVENTS

OCT. 7 — Son’s of the American Legion of Overbrook at Locust Point Gun Club in Lyndon. Mark Godin 785-453-2450.

OCT. 14 — Atchison-Tomlinson Shoot for the Overbrook 4-H Livestock at Locust Point Gun Club in Lyndon. Mark Tomlinson 785-665-7349.

OCT. 21 — NSCA Autumn’s Falling Targets at Locust Point Gun Club in Lyndon. Locust Point 785-828-3406.

OCT. 28 — 15th Annual Fall Sporting Clay’s Shoot for the Shamrock Council #07769 of the Knights of Columbus at Locust Point Gun Club in Lyndon. Kevin Payne 785-633-3630, Fred Rosetta 620-699-3485 or Walt Henry 620-528-3376.

NOV. 18 — NSCA Osage Orange Shoot at Locust Point Gun Club in Lyndon. Locust Point 785-828-3406.

DEC. 16 — NSCA Christmas Elf Shoot at Locust Point Gun Club in Lyndon. Locust Point 785-828-3406.

Soccer

LEAGUE

Youth Soccer League, 5 vs. 5, with real turf and walls. Five games Sunday afternoons starting Nov. 4. Registrations and $285 due Oct. 26. 862-1541 or Topeka-SportsFactory.com.

Indoor Soccer Adult League, 7 vs. 7, full field with turf and walls. Sunday nights starting Oct. 21. Registration and $650 due Oct. 15. 8 game guarantee, 4 team post season. Topeka Sports Factory 862-1541.

Softball

FASTPITCH

CLINICS/INSTRUCTION

Ken Berry Hit-Away for 1-on-1 pitching and hitting lessons for all ages. 633-6837, 271-1264 and 246-4506.

Big Springs Sports Center indoor batting facility available for baseball and softball. 887-6700 or bigspringssports.com.

LEAGUE

Ken Berry fall ball league registration is now open. 8U is $300 for 5 games. 10U-older is $700 for 10 games. www.kenberryleague.com.

Hitting league - 4 player teams. Entry fee $60 per team. Begins Nov. 10 for four weeks. Registration due Nov. 2. League hours Saturdays noon to 5. 862-1541 or www.Topeka-SportsFactory.com.

SLOWPITCH

LEAGUES

60-plus Monday night league. Tom Ortiz 478-3978, Dick Edington 478-3744 or Roger Yocum 272-6887.

Indoor adult slow pitch league at the Topeka Sports Factory. 8 games for $325, registration due Oct. 26. Games begin Nov. 2. 862-1541.

TOURNAMENTS

OCT. 6 — Ditch men’s round robin. 4 games guaranteed. $125. G.W. Ditch 233-5224.

OCT. 13 — Ditch men’s round robin. 4 games guaranteed. $125. G.W. Ditch 233-5224.

OCT. 20 — Ditch men’s round robin. 4 games guaranteed. $125. G.W. Ditch 233-5224.

OCT. 27 — Ditch men’s round robin. 4 games guaranteed. $125. G.W. Ditch 233-5224.

Table tennis

CLUB

Topeka Table Tennis Club. 7-10 p.m. Tuesdays and noon-3 p.m. Saturdays at First Church of the Nazarene. $2. Bob 249-9658.

Tennis

CAMPS/LEAGUES/LESSONS

Wood Valley adult programs and leagues. Eight drills directed and nine leagues available at different times and days. 506-8928 or bhayes@wvstayfit.com.

Cardio tennis at Wood Valley. 9-10 a.m. Saturdays. Adult conditioning classes 6-6:30 a.m. and 6:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays and 6:30-7 p.m. Fridays. 506-8928.

Wood Valley Racquet Club men, women’s leagues and lessons for all ages available. Daryl Greenstreet 506-8928.

Track & field

CLUBS

Topeka Spirit AAU & USATF team for boys and girls grades 6-18 at Highland Park. Coach Martin 582-4168.

Topeka Blazers Track Club, ages 8-18. Ramon RIley 266-8345, 213-9752 or ramon_riley@yahoo.com.

Northeast Kansas Track Club, ages 5-18. Lance Lenard 584-5723 or Mark Law 246-1818.

Northeast Kansas Jaguar Track Club, ages 6-18. $25. Marty Allen 850-0205 or mallen@carsoncomm.com.