Junior golf ends season
The Junior Golf program at Bear Creek Golf Course wraps up on Thursday (July 23) with a “drive, chip and putt” championship and a three-hole tournament beginning at 3 p.m. There will be a barbecue after the events.
Organizer Jill Sheley said that 27 youngsters ages 7-14 participated this summer, about one-third of them girls.
“Participants ranged from experienced players, including kids who have participated all four years of the program, to 11 brand-new players,” Sheley said. “In addition to teaching golf technique, etiquette, rules, and pace of play, we made sure the kids had fun.”
Six of the local players participated in the PGA’s Drive, Chip and Putt Championship competitions in Bellingham and Spokane, Sheley said.
Register for youth soccer
Registration for fall Methow Valley Youth Soccer (U6 to U15) is open until July 31. The season starts in early September and goes until mid- to late- October, depending on age group. To register, go to the North Central Youth Soccer Association website, ncwsoccer.com, create a new member account, and then register. For questions, contact Annie Venable at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on practice schedules, go to the Methow Youth Soccer website at www.methowsoccer.org.
Trail work party at Maple Pass
Volunteers who want to be part of trail and facility restoration efforts in the Maple Pass area can join a work party on Saturday (July 25), which will meet at 9 a.m. at the Rainy Pass picnic area on Highway 20. Work to be done, which is being coordinated by the National Forest Foundation, includes repairing a bridge, improving the trail tread on the Maple Pass trail, pouring concrete to stabilize tables at the picnic area, filling in holes on the Rainy Lake trail, and brushing and sweeping trailheads in the area. Afterwards, U.S. Forest Service botanist Kelly Baraibar will lead a guided hike to Maple Pass. For more information and to sign up, visit www.nff.wildapricot.org/event-1945025; or call 996-4057.