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North baseball fish fry Feb. 18
The annual North Brunswick baseball fish fry will be 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 18 at the NBHS baseball field. Plates are $6 each and include boneless fish fillets, cole slaw, baked beans and hushpuppies. Fifteen or more plates can be delivered. All proceeds go to the baseball program at NBHS. Contact coach Randy Fennell at 540-0264 for more information.   

Coed softball registration
Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for the 2012 coed softball leagues. Team registration fees are $500. Teams will play on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday evenings at Lockwood Folly Park, Shallotte Park or Smithville Park. The league managers’ meeting is 6:30 p.m. May 10 at the Parks and Recreation Building in the second floor conference room. For more information, call Aaron Perkins at 253-2670 or aperkins@brunsco.net.

Coastal men’s baseball league
The workout and draft for Wilmington area players will be 1 p.m. Feb. 26 and March 4 at Northwest Park in Leland. This will be for all new players not currently on a team. Contact Greg Allen at info@coastalmensbaseball.com or call 620-2507.
Reverse raffle banquet Feb. 25 at West
The popular West Brunswick Athletics Boosters Club reverse raffle banquet will take place 6 p.m. Feb. 25 at the school cafeteria. Tickets are $100 for a dinner for two. The grand prize is $5,000. Contact West Brunswick athletics director John Floyd at 398-2740 to purchase tickets. Floyd said he hoped to sell at least 250 tickets. “If we sell 250, we’re rolling,” he said. The raffle netted about $13,000 last year, Floyd said.

Youth swim lessons in March
Youth swim lessons for those ages 4-9 will take place Mondays through Thursdays at the Winds Beach Club, Ocean Isle Beach. The first session begins March 19 and ends March 29. The second session begins April 16 and ends April 26. Fee: $65. Call 253-2583 to register or for more information.

Brunswick County Dixie registrations
Registration is open for the 2012 Dixie Boys Baseball (ages 13-15) and the 2012 Dixie Belles (ages 13-15) and Debs Softball  (ages 16-19) programs. Registration deadline for Dixie Belles and Debs is Feb. 24 and the deadline for Dixie Boys is March 2. Registration fee is $50 for both programs. For more information, call 253-2670. Registration forms may be pick up at in Bolivia at the Government Complex, Building M, or you can get one online at www.brunswickcountync.gov (youth athletics page).

Tennis lessons begin in March
Tennis lessons begin in March and at three locations (Ocean Isle Beach Park, Smithville Park and Lockwood Folly Park). Classes are in the evenings from 3:45-7 p.m. depending on your skill level. Lessons are $65 per person and registration is required. Call Ruthie McHugh at 253-2583 to register or for more information.

Lucky Leprechaun 5K Run March 10
The Lucky Leprechaun 5K Run March begins at 9 a.m. March 10 at the Winds Beach Resort at Ocean Isle Beach. This will be a celebratory, holiday event. Race participants are encouraged to dress in St. Patrick’s Day apparel. The 5K course will take participants on a scenic tour of the eastern part of the island. The race will begin and end in front of the Winds Beach Resort (310 E. 1st St.). Adults can sign up before Feb 23 for $25 and kids 12 and younger can sign up for $15. After Feb. 23, registration is $30 and $20, respectively. T-shirts are only guaranteed to those who register by Feb. 23. Proceeds from the race will provide scholarships to low-income youth and adults for participation in Brunswick County Parks and Recreation programs. To register visit: www.Its-Go-Time.com Registration deadline is March 5.

Racquet Relay April 13
The St. James Tennis Association is sponsoring a 12-hour Racquet Relay from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. April 11 at the St. James Founders Courts. The rain date is April 13 at the same time and place. This event is open for either doubles or singles, and there is a minimum of $10/hour/person contribution requested for doubles or $20/hour/person for singles play. The event is non-competitive, so any combination of skills, genders or age categories is encouraged. Sign up at the St. James tennis pro shop 253-3008, ext. 6.

Swim programs at aquatics center
The Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center at Brunswick Community College offers a variety of American Red Cross Programs throughout the year. Coming this spring the Aquatics Center is offering learn to swim lifeguarding and water safety instructor courses.
The learn-to-swim program offers swim lesson opportunities those ages 6 months through adult. Spring I session: Feb. 27-April 9. Spring II session: April 23-June 4.
Learn to be a certified lifeguard or update your lifeguard certifications in the lifeguarding and lifeguard recertification courses: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 29, Saturdays 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 10-31; 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. June 5, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. June 11-14; recertification April 13, April 17 or April 19.
In the safety instructor course, proficient swimmers will learn how to teach children and adults how to swim and to help families learn to be safe in and around water: 5:30-6:30 p.m. April 4; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. April 9-12.. For more details, visit www.bccfitness.com or call (910) 846-2348.