Three Rivers Park District will host a #FreePlaySnowDay event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29 with free rentals of cross country skis, snowshoes and sleds, free day passes for the dog off-leash areas and cross country ski trails. Free ski lessons, discounted rates for tubing, downhill skiing and snowboarding plus free s’mores at selected locations. Info:
Try Softball events
Bloomington Fastpitch Association Blast has three remaining try-it dates scheduled at various locations to introduce girls to the sport with throwing, hitting and fielding stations. Remaining dates: Friday, Feb. 21 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Olson Middle School and Thursday, March 12 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Kennedy Activity Center.
Dress in comfortable clothes, gym shoes and bring a softball glove if you have one. All equipment for the event is provided. Participants will go home with BFA Blast swag. Info: bloomingtonfastpitchmn.org.
CUDA Swim School offerings
Since 1961, Barracuda Aquatics Club (BAC) has been a part of the swimming and diving scene in Bloomington. The club has earned a reputation of a kids’ first competitive swim program. The CUDA Swim School is open to those ages 4-and-up with learn to swim lessons through competitive swim evaluations for the spring/summer season which begins in April. No more than four swimmers per class and all kids will go home with CUDA merchandise. The six-class session (March 3-14) runs Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-7:10 p.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. Saturday at Oak Grove Middle School. Cost is $100 per swimmer. Visit baccudas.org/cuda-swim-school to register. Questions can be directed at Paula Lee at 612-709-9699 or email@example.com.
Kenney golf fundraiser
Help the Kennedy boys’ golf program raise funds to help offset fees (fuel for vans and food) for a spring golf trip to the Ozarks in Missouri by visiting Snuffy’s Malt Shop (1200 W. 98th St.) between 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18. Mention the fundraiser to help the program receive 20 percent of all subtotal sales.
BAA Volleyball sign-ups
Volunteers are needed throughout BAA including coaches, assistant coaches, referee, linesperson, league scorekeeper or level director. The community-based league is open to third-12th graders. Cubs (third-fifth grade girls only) plays Tuesday and Thursday; Midgets (sixth-eighth grade girls only) plays Monday and Friday. Co-rec (9-12th grades) also plays Monday and Friday. A coaches clinic is set for 6-8 p.m. Feb. 24 at Kennedy Activity Center or Feb. 25 at Jefferson Activity Center. Practices begin March 2.
Nordic skiing at Hyland
Three Rivers Park District will host cross country ski programming throughout the season at Hyland Lake Park Reserve.
Adapted Cross-Country Ski Club will host sessions from 6:30-8:30 p.m. each Wednesday through Feb. 26. Experienced ski instructors will lead the group of fellow ski enthusiasts. The club will alternate between Hyland and Elm Creek with a cost of $40 for eight sessions and reservations are required at 763-559-6700.
Parks and Rec hiring now
Bloomington’s Parks and Rec department is hiring now for part-time seasonal jobs filling a variety of roles including youth and adaptive recreation, aquatics, golf courses, ice rinks and more. The process for summer hiring begins in March. Info: blm.mn/prjobs.
Legion Baseball fundraiser
Bloomington Legion baseball (blue and gold) will host meat raffle fundraisers at Sports Page Bar and Grill (9014 Lyndale Ae.) starting at 1 p.m. each Saturday through February. Contact Ron Nenovich at 952-297-6705 for more information.
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