Recreation news and notes from around the area – The Ledger

Water volleyball league in Leesburg

The city of Leesburg Recreation Department will be holding a water volleyball league this summer at the H.O. Dabney pool.

Registration ends May 31 and the cost is $50 per team with a limit of 10 players per team. The format is 6 v 6 and the league will run for six weeks.

Games will be played on Saturday evenings at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. and the league starts June 8.

For more information, visit the recreation department’s website at leesburgflorida.gov or call 352-728-9885.

Fishing clinic in Clermont on June 8

The city of Clermont and The Florida Angler are partnering for the Stop Wishing, Go Fishing Clinic from 9 a.m. to noon on June 8 at Waterfront Park.

This event is open to the public with a $10 registration fee per person, plus tax. The suggested participation age is 6 and up, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration is available online at www.ClermontFL.go/events or in person at the Clermont City Center, 620 W. Montrose St. Registration also will be available onsite the day of the event, but spots are limited, so register early. Anyone signing up before May 24 receives a free T-shirt.

The event’s Fishing in Florida station will cover conservation, regulations, preservation, freshwater vs. saltwater and inshore vs. offshore fishing. The Tackling Gear station will focus on rods, reels, tackle and equipment, including spinning vs. casting, line, lures and the importance of sun protection. The Techniques station will give you valuable scouting tips on where to look, and it also will bust some popular fishing myths.

At the Stop Wishing, Go Fishing Clinic, you can rotate through three stations of education and training: Fishing in Florida, Tackling Gear and Techniques.

Yoga in the Square every Saturday

The Leesburg Recreation Department and Evolve Yoga & Fitness have partnered to offer a free weekly Yoga in the Square program on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. at Town Square in downtown Leesburg.

The one-hour class will be led by certified yoga instructors from Evolve Yoga & Fitness.

The program is for both students who are new to yoga along with those who want to grow their practice from a strong foundation of postural alignment and skillful breathing. All shapes, sizes, ages and abilities are welcome.

Participants should bring their own mat and water. Extra mats are available for anyone who does not have a mat.

Voluntary donations will be accepted at each class for local nonprofit organizations.

The classes will be held every Saturday unless there is a major event or inclement weather.

Mount Dora to have adult softball league

The city of Mount Dora will have a 10-week adult softball league beginning the week of Sept. 13. Church League games will be held on Thursdays and Co-Ed League games will be held on Fridays.

Cost to play in the league is $25 per individual or $275 per team. Registration for the league runs until Aug. 30.

For more information, call 352-735-7183.

Teen basketball registration underway

Registration is underway for the Leesburg Recreation Department basketball league for teens ages 13-17.

Registration runs through May 31 and the league will start in June. The cost is $35 per player.

Practice and games will be on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the city of Leesburg gymnasium. Some games will be played outside.

For more information, visit the recreation department’s website at leesburgflorida.gov or call 352-728-9885.

Flag football registration open

Registration is underway for the Leesburg Recreation Department’s youth flag football league.

The league is open to children ages 5 to 15 and the cost is $35 for Leesburg residents and $50 for non-residents.

Registration runs through May 31.

Games are played in a co-ed, 5-on-5, non-contact format and all players get involved in the games.

For more information, visit the recreation department’s website at leesburgflorida.gov or call 352-728-9885.

Take a run through the park each Saturday

Clermont’s parkrun 5k takes place every Saturday from Lake Hiawatha Preserve Park promptly at 7:30 a.m. The Hiawatha Preserve is located on west side of Lake Minneola in Clermont.

The address is 450 12th St., Clermont.

The event is free and put on by volunteers each week and draws an average of about 75 runners a week. Participants are asked to register and print out a one-time parkrun barcode that is used for timing. Printing out the personal barcode is essential.

For more information or to register, visit www.parkrun.us/clermontwaterfront.

Open hours at Leesburg gymnasium

The Leesburg Recreation Department holds open gym hours throughout the week. The cost to play is $2 a day or $20 a year for adults and $1 a day or $10 a year for youths ages 12 to 17. If you play 10 days, you automatically get a yearly membership.

The gym, located at 1851 Griffin Road, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays and from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Saturday open gym hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Line dancing for fun and fitness

The Leesburg Public Library at 100 E. Main St. will have line dancing instruction on the second Monday of each month at 1 p.m. The cost is free. Line dancing is a popular form of exercise. It doesn’t require a partner and it improves balance and memory. All levels are welcome, especially beginners. Peter Statham is the instructor.

Pick up pickleball at Donnelly Park

The Mount Dora pickleball courts are located in Donnelly Park, 530 N. Donnelly St. and are available for public play. There is equipment available for public use in the green cabinet beside the courts. There are several independent groups that play in the mornings and would love to teach new players and gain new members.

Yoga classes held each Saturday

Stretching in the Spirit yoga classes are held every Saturday at 1 p.m. at Silver Lake Community Church, 34030 Radio Road, Leesburg. Classes are free, but sizes are limited, so call 352-742-0648 for details. Bring your yoga mat and a smile.

Get your skates on

Skate World in Leesburg, 424 N. Palmetto St., holds adult roller skating to music you love every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Call 352-787-1178 for more information.

To submit news or notes for the weekly recreation page, contact Sports Editor Paul Jenkins at paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.com or 352-365-8204.

Source: https://www.theledger.com/sports/20190522/recreation-news-and-notes-from-around-area

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