Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, 725 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number is (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.
• McCann’s Windward Baseball Academy will run its 2012 Winter Youth Skills Camp today at Riverside Park in Evans. The camp, featuring Howie McCann, father of Brian and Brad McCann, is open to all players ages 7 to 14. Cost is $40 per player, and players should bring gloves, bats, baseball shoes, pants, drinks and a snack. For more information, call Windward Baseball Academy at (770) 619-3303, e-mail at email@example.com, or call Stacie Adkins, of Columbia County Recreations and Events, at (706) 312-7400.
• Columbia County spring baseball registration is Jan. 23-Feb. 17 at Patriots Park.
• The Pete Meadows Baseball Program and Putt-Putt Golf & Games is offering a series of free baseball hitting lessons through March for all youth and high school baseball and softball players. Visit petemeadows.com or call (706) 691-3990.
• The Augusta Area Baseball Umpires Association is recruiting umpires. Meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. every Monday at the Westside High School auditorium. For more information, call Bob Culbreath at (803) 507-1646, Frank Harast at (706) 210-1412 or Chuck Stevens at (706) 830-1214.
• Registration is open for a 10-week fencing introduction class at the Augusta Fencers Club. The class is designed for adults, but mature students as young as 14 can apply. The class meets on Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. at the club’s facilities. Cost for the course is $150, and all competitive equipment is provided. Call (706) 722-8878 to register or for additional information.
• The CSRA Cobras are holding tryouts for the 2012 season Saturday at 10 a.m. Tryouts will be held at Willie Whaley Park in Burnettown. The tryout fee is $55, with shorts and shirts provided. Athletes are required to bring cleats. The age requirement is 18 and up. For more information, call (803) 634-2731 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The Georgia Pirates are seeking players for a minor football league. For more information, contact Robert Jenkins at (706) 829-2140 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
• Augusta Lacrosse will hold a girls youth lacrosse clinic Jan. 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for fourth through eighth grades at Kelley Field in Martinez. Cost is $40 and includes lunch. To register, call Courtney Hatcher at (706) 814-1978.
• CSRA Heat Volleyball Club will hold a series of skills clinics Sunday afternoons until March 18 at the Augusta Prep gyms for girls in fourth to 11th grades. Cost is $225. For information, go to www.csraheat.com.