Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga., 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls will be accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published each Sunday, and must be in the office by the Thursday prior to publication.
Jan. 11-19: Dixie Youth Baseball registration, Roy Warner Memorial Park, Wagener, S.C. Ages 5-14. Registration fee: $50. No registration after Jan. 19. For additional information, contact Eleanor or Jeremy at (803) 564-6149.
Jan. 19-20: Ninth annual S.C. Baseball Coaches Association clinic, Adams Mark Hotel, Columbia. The clinic will be held 5-10:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 19, and on Saturday until 1 p.m. Registration fee is $35 through Jan. 7 and $45 thereafter. The clinic is open to all high school, recreation and youth league baseball coaches. For more information, contact Tracy Fleming, Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School, at (803) 245-3030.
Instruction in foils for youths, Tuesdays, 6:15-7 p.m., cost: $40 per month, which includes competitive equipment. foil for adults, Thursday, 6-7 p.m., cost $40, which includes competitive equipment. Site: Augusta Fencing Club facilities, Ninth Street between Road and Reynolds. For more information, contact Rudy Volkman at (706) 722-8878 or website www.csranet.com/-rvolk/augustafencers
Classes are now forming for figure skaters of all ages and levels at the Augusta IceForum, with the next eight-week session set to begin Jan. 2. "Skate with Us" classes, sanctioned by the United States Figure Skating Association, are 30 minutes, once a week. Cost is $95 or $111 with skate rental included. Tuition includes one free public skating session per week. The IceForum is located at 1249 Augusta West Parkway. Call 863-0061 for class schedule and more information.
Jan. 20-21: Georgia State Flag Football Championships in Atlanta, with finals at Georgia Dome. All adult area flag football teams are invited to participate. For more information, call (888) 842-1190.
Jan. 8-March 16: The Family Y winter recreational gymnastics classes scheduled. Session features classes from toddlers through teens once a week at the Wheeler Gymnastics Center, 3532 Wheeler Road. For more information, call (706) 738-6678.
Jan. 11: The Augusta Soap Box Derby Association will have a meeting at Fox Appliance Parts on Wrightsboro Road, 7:30 p.m. This year's derby is scheduled June 9 at Fort Gordon with three divisions of competition - stock, super stock and masters. Children ages 9-16 are eligible. For more information, contact Charles Weathers at (706) 798-9466.
Jan. 13: Casting call to fill 17 cheerleader positions and one mascot position for the arenafootball2 Augusta Stallions, 3 p.m., Health Central at 9th and Broad streets. Candidates must be at least 18 years old. Application fee: $15. For more information, call (706) 738-9539 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Augusta Rugby Club is holding practice every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 p.m., to 9 p.m., at the Richmond Academy practice field on Baker Avenue. No previous experience is necessary. More information: (706) 860-3072.
Jan. 8-20: The Family Y spring soccer registration for boys and girls ages 4-16, Wheeler Center, 3532 Wheeler Road, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. Fees vary according to level. For more information, call Tommy Garcia or Carol Clark at (706) 738-6678.
USSSA Umpire School. Classes starting soon. No fee. For more information, call Don Capitosti at (706) 738-0723.
Feb. 1: "Thaw Softball League," with meeting scheduled at 6:30 p.m. at Harrison-Caver Park, Clearwater, S.C. League play begins Feb. 5. Games will be played on Mondays and Wednesdays. Entry fee: $25 per team. For more information, contact Jeffrey Duffer at (803) 793-4698 or (803) 642-7559.
Jan. 20: Aiken County tournament, Harrison-Caver Park, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Deadline for entry: Jan. 19. For more information, contact Jeffrey Duffer at (803) 793-4698 or (803) 642-7559.
Junior Development Program, boys and girls ages 5-17. For schedule and times, call Newman Tennis Center at (706) 821-1600.