Bulletin Board: Figure skating show on tap tonight

Recorder Staff
Friday, March 24, 2017

The Collins/Moylan Arena will present its annual spring figure skating show: “ART, The expression of Human Creative Skill and Imagination,” today at Collins/Moylan rink in Greenfield.

The show will feature over 25 soloist/duet performers from throughout the Pioneer Valley and tri-state region (Vt., Mass., N.H.). Featured performances will include the Stoneleigh-Burnham School synchronized skating team; two Learn to Skate performances, as well as featured adult performers .

The show begins at 4 and tickets can be purchased at the door beginning at 3. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students/seniors.

High schools

Turners FH coach sought

Turners Falls High School is looking for a varsity field hockey coach for the fall season.

Anyone interested should send a letter of interest and resume to Turners Falls athletic director Adam Graves at Turners Falls High School, 222 Turnpike Road, Turners Falls, MA, 01376 before April 5.

GHS baseball drive

The Greenfield High School baseball team will hold its annual Bottle and Can Drive Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon at Ruggeri’s Package Store & Redemption Center in Greenfield.

The team will be going door-to-door to collect cans and bottles. Anyone looking to schedule a pick-up that morning can do so by calling coach Tom Suchanek at 774-4535.

Road racing

Race to end child abuse

The Race to End Child Abuse 5K run/walk will take place on April 1 at The Children’s Advocacy Center at 56 Wisdom Way in Greenfield.

Registration for the event is at 8 a.m. The race begins at 9 a.m. There is no registration fee for the race, but donations for the Children’s Advocacy Center will be accepted.

Bridge Race fund drive

The Bridge of Flowers Classic Races is looking for local charities to collaborate with for the Aug. 12 event to be held in Shelburne Falls. Charities who work with the race will receive a portion of the net proceeds from the event and use the race’s resources to collect pledges and develop volunteers. The race’s 10K Classic and the Steve Lewis Subaru 3K Charity Run/Walk attract over 1,000-plus runners a year and over 3,000-plus to Shelburne Falls for the day.

“The Bridge of Flowers Races has a tradition of working with several charities over the years,” said Carole Appleton, 2017 Race Director. “It is a win-win for the both, as the charity can do fundraising without the stress of putting an event together and the race gets additional volunteers to assist with the community event.”

Charities can find out more information and an application by logging onto www.shelburnefalls.com and clicking on the Charities tab on the right menu. Deadline to register is April 15. Early Bird registration for the event is OPEN and can be found at www.runreg.com/bridgeofflowersrace

Youth sports

Babe Ruth Registrations 

Registration for the Franklin County Babe Ruth Baseball League continues next week. Players ages 12 to 15 (as of April 30) can register at one of the following dates from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m:

• March 27: Pioneer Valley Regional School.

• March 29: Greenfield Middle School.

• March 31: Frontier Regional School.

Registration fee is $175 for the season. After raffle ticket sales, $75 will be reimbursed.

Call Joe Mignault at 413-774-3876 or Denise Devlin at 413-522-0885 for more information.


Prospective refs course

The local scholastic soccer officials association will conduct an instructional course for new referees during April and May. Members of the Connecticut Valley Soccer Officials Association referee scholastic games of all levels in Hampshire and Franklin counties and in Athol during fall.

Members must be 18 years of age or older and pass a national background check. The instructional course includes five classes on weekday evenings, a rules test, and field training. The cost of the course is $50. Contact Artie Burke at 863-2452 or AEBurke11@verizon.net for more information.

Eaglebrook School Camps

Eaglebrook School in Deerfield will hold its co-ed, family-oriented Eaglebrook Soccer Camp July 31 through Aug. 4 for children ages 6 to 16. For more information, contact Alex Edwards at aedwards@eaglebrook.org.

The school will also host a tennis camp June 26 to 30 for children ages 6 to 16. Half-day and full-day options are available.


Montague Parks & Rec

The Montague Parks & Recreation Department is taking registrations for several upcoming programs.

• Tee-ball is being offered for children ages 4 to 6 from April 22 through June 3. The child must be at least 4 years of age before the start date of the program. Proof of age will be required at the time of registration. The program will run Saturday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Early Bird registration runs through March 25, and rates are $35 for Montague residents, $40 for non-residents. Regular fee after March 25 will be $40 for Montague residents, $45 for non-residents.

• Rookie League baseball for children ages 7 to 9 will run from April 22 through June 3 at Unity Park. Practices/scrimmages are slated for Saturday mornings from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The fee for residents is $40 and $45 for non-residents. MPRD recommends kindergarten players start with tee-ball before playing rookie ball. This is a coach-pitch program. The deadline for registration is April 1 or until the roster is full.

• Nipper League softball for girls ages 7 to 9 will run from early April through mid-June. Practices will take place on weekdays with times to be determined. League games will vary between weeknights and weekends. Games will be played at either Unity Park, Highland Park or Murphy Park in Greenfield.

The fee for Montague residents is $50, non-residents $55. MPRD recommends that kindergarten players start with tee-ball before playing Nipper League. This is a coach-pitch league. Registration deadline is March 30 or until the roster is full.

• Senior League softball for girls ages 10 to 12 will run from early April until mid-June, with all games taking place at Murphy Park in Greenfield. Practices will be held weekdays at a time to be determined. Games vary between weeknights and weekends. The fee for Montague residents is $70, non-residents $75. Registration runs through March 30 or until the roster is full.

For more information on any of the offerings or to receive a brochure with complete program listings, call MRPD at 863-3216 or visit: www.montague.net.