Bocce league kicks off in April

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The Howard County Bocce League will start its spring season in early April for those 14 and up. If enough players and teams are available, games will be Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. for two games, and/or Saturday morning at 9 a.m. for two games. Games run 45 minutes on average. For more information, and to register, visit, or contact Rich Waxler at 410-992-7711 and, or Earl Sneeringer at A free introductory Learn and Play section will be held March 31 at Cedar Lane Park.


SAC is now registering players for the Spring 2014 Clinic season scheduled to begin the weekend of April 4-6. The league is open to players from ages 4-6. Register by March 21 to ensure placement on a team. Go to to register. For more information, contact

The SAC Juniors Program offers six, one-hour weekday or weekend introductory sessions for ages 3-4 throughout the year in Howard County. Topics include body awareness, agility, balance and ball control. Go to to register. For more information, contact


The Hero's Tournament Lacrosse Club will be holding its Fourth Annual Golf Tournament April 28 at Turf Valley. The tournament is a fundraiser for the Hero's teams. For more information about the event, including a registration form, visit


The Waverly Woods Ladies Golf League will hold an organizational meeting on April 1 at 9 a.m. at the Waverly Woods Pro Shop at 2100 Warwick Way, Marriottsville, Md. The 18-hole league plays on Tuesday mornings, and is open to ladies who have an USGA handicap or who have played enough to establish a handicap. For additional information, please call Angie Beltram at 410-501-3534.


AYRA spring baseball registration is open. Leagues are available for all players ages 5-18. Visit for details. The season starts April 1 and runs until the end of the school year.


The Howard County Junior Striders Spring youth running programs registration is open on the youth page of the web site. There are two programs to choose from: Join the track team program if planning to attend the track meets. The schedule is on the web site, and practices start March 24. Join the running program if not planning to attend the meets. Those practices start April 3. Beginners and experienced runners are welcome in either program.


Registration is open for the Seventh Annual 24 Hours of Booty Columbia that will kick off Aug. 23 at 2 p.m. Participants must register online at The annual charity non-competitive bicycling event for all ages is scheduled to roll on the Columbia Gateway Business Park loop. Funds raised from the event will help benefit the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults and Livestrong Foundation.

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