Play It Forward: Give your gear another season, donate it to a great cause. The Lot will be teaming up with LAPD Baseball to bring equipment to underprivileged children to play baseball.
Come to The Lot, 5060 West Ave M-2, Quartz Hill, to donate old baseball equipment. Drop-off bins will be at The Lot through June 10.
Vintage Baseball: The Palmdale Blue Stockings Vintage Base Ball Club’s next home game will be on Saturday, June 22 at Desert Sands Park at noon. The game is free to the community.
The new SoCal Vintage Baseball League uses 1886 rules, uniforms, equipment and etiquette. Fans at the game will see a competitive fast pitch game and get a lesson in the history of the sport.
The season runs until September with playoffs in October for the SoCal League Crown. For more information, look for the Palmdale Blue Stockings on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The SoCal Vintage Baseball League can be found at www.scvbb.com.
Social league: The J&J Social and Travel Club will have its weekly league bowling from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Sands Bowl, 43323 Sierra Highway in Lancaster. For details, call 661-267-2586.
Free lessons: Santos Boxing USA is reaching out to Antelope Valley youth to offer free boxing lessons for children age 6-17. Participants will learn about physical fitness to help combat childhood obesity, as well as how to channel their energy in a positive way. Classes take place each Tuesday and Saturday at 211 E. Avenue K, Suite A in Lancaster. For more information, call (661) 390-0841 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monthly meetings: The High Desert Cyclists will hold monthly meetings on the third Monday of each month from 7-9 p.m. at the Texas Cattle Company, 44206 10th Street West in Lancaster. For details, email email@example.com.
Free Camp: The Deshawn Shead free football camp for ages 8-18 will be on June 15 at Highland High School, 39055 25th St. West in Palmdale.
Registration will be from 7-8:45 a.m. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and includes a T-shirt for the first 200 campers and a free lunch.
Deshawn Shead is a Highland grad who is an NFL cornerback. He will be joined by other NFL players who will work on football skills and discuss life struggles both on and off the field.
For questions, call 661-433-3650.
Weekly clinic: Junior and adult golf clinics are available every Saturday at Desert Aire Golf Course.
Junior courses begin at 9 a.m. for $10 and adults are at 10:15 a.m. for $15. Come enjoy and learn the basic fundamentals of golf.
For more information, contact Kenny Green at 947-0800 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weekly classes: Come join the fun and learn to play pickleball.
INDOOR — Play at 24 Hour Fitness Center in Lancaster, Basketball Court on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8-11 a.m. Equipment and instruction provided by instructor/coordinator Joe Dagata, call/text 661-943-3357. A 24 Hour Fitness Center Membership is required. Seniors have free memberships.
OUTDOOR — Play on the Pickleball Courts at Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park on Saturday 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday and Tuesday 5-7:30 p.m. Equipment and instruction provided by Joe Dagata, call 661-943-3357 for more information.
Advanced players are welcome to join Team AV Pickleball. For more information call/text Dana Young at 661-209-0451. Team AV Practices regularly in Palmdale and competes out of the area winning Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.
Summer Series: The High Desert Runners’ 2019 Antelope Valley Summer Cross Country Series will be on Thursday evenings from June 27 to Aug. 8 at Pelona Vista Park, on Tierra Subida Road and Rayburn Road in Palmdale. This year’s series is just six races instead of seven, because there will be no meet on July 4.
All meets feature a 3-mile open race and a 1-mile fun run for children age 12 and under, except for the fifth meet, Aug. 1, which will be the annual coed relay fun run.
Mandatory registration begins at 5:45 p.m. and the kids fun run will start about 6:20 p.m. with the main race to follow around 6:45 p.m.
For more information, contact series coordinator Alan Brown at 661-406-9804 or email email@example.com.
Camp: Registration is now open for Palmdale’s Challenger Sports British International Camp coming to Pelona Vista Park, 37800 Tierra Subida Ave., June 24-28.
The all new soccer camp will offer instructional camp programs for each age/ability level. The camp consists of two classes. “Tiny Tykes” for ages 3-5, will meet daily from 8-9 a.m. The fee is $96. “Half Day” for ages 6-14 will meet daily from 9 a.m. to noon. The fee is $139 for residents.
Each participant will receive a soccer ball, T-shirt, player evaiuation/camp poster and 20 free videos on the iChallenge app.
Online registration is available at www.PlayPalmdale.com or at the parks and recreation office, 38260 10th St. East in Palmdale, Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information, please contact Sean Lines at 310-601-8003 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tryouts: AYSO United-Antelope Valley will be hosting youth club soccer tryouts for girls born in 2008 and 2007, as well as boys born in 2009. For More Information and to register, please contact Director of Coaching Nikolas at 661-575-5632.
Classes: JCJ/ATA, the Community Tennis Association in the A.V., and Net Generation are taking tennis to new heights in the Antelope Valley. Net Generation is a nation wide USTA tennis program that will make tennis accessible to more kids ages 8 to 17 years old.
The NJTL tennis program, which has been based at Jane Reynolds Park in Lancaster since 2008, will continue to offer low cost tennis lessons to kids who would not ordinarily have the opportunity to take tennis lessons. The goal of the program has not changed, just it’s name and scope.
For more information on what the newly named JCJ/ATA, NJTL’s offers, contact, text only: 818-800-7802.
New classes: With classes starting at $40 per month, Excel Tennis strives to put a racket in the hands of any person who wishes to learn or improve their game. Excel Tennis offers public and private classes and unique amenities — a unique rating system, year round ladders, quarterly tournaments — for ages 5-adult. These all come free with signing up.
Classes are currently held at Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park (formerly Lancaster City Park), Jane Reynolds Park and El Dorado Park.
For more information, visit http://www.exceltennisav.com or call founder Brandon Diaz at 661-299-8032.
Programs: For information on adult tennis and other tennis programs in the Antelope Valley, visit www.1ygmg.ustapro.com and click on lessons.
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