Abington Youth Soccer League registration, currently underway for the fall season until Sept. 11. Boys and girls born on or between 8/1/97 and 7/31/12 are eligible to play. Players born 8/1/97 to 7/31/98 must still be in high school this fall to register. There is no residency requirement. Online registration at abingtonyouthsoccer.org requires payment by credit card or e-check. Paper registration is available by printing up a form online and mailing it. Info: [email protected] or 570-586-9589.
Abington Gators Youth Swim registration, ongoing, practices begin Oct. 3. Fee: $235 ($100 deposit due at registration). There is a $25 discount for each successive child within the same family and the fee includes a team suit, cap and T-shirt. The Abington Gators is a competitive swim league for kids ages 6-14, a member of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Age Group Swim League. A Parent Information Night and Suit Fitting will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Abington Heights High School cafeteria. Register: www.abingtongators.com.
Factoryville Sportsmen’s Club Sporting Clays course, open Wednesdays 9 a.m. to dusk through September. Member cost: $25 for 100 birds and $13 for 50 birds. Non-member cost: $30 for 100 and $15 for 50. The Five-Stand course will open at 5 p.m. and the kitchen will be open for lunch. Info: www.fscweb.org or 570 378-2593.
Factoryville Sportsmen’s Club 3-D archery shoot, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 28 at the club on Lake Winola Road. The event will feature 30 realistic animal targets throughout the woods. After completing the course, archers have an opportunity to win prize money at the egg shoot and long-range target. The fee for club members and archers under the age of eighteen is $8 and the non-member fee is $10. Archers under 12 years of age can shoot for free. Sturdy footwear, bug spray and bottled water is recommended. Spectators are welcome.
Factoryville Sportsmen’s Club regular monthly meeting, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31 at the clubhouse on Lake Winola Road. This meeting will assume special significance as the club considers a possible land purchase and membership dues increases. All members are encouraged to attend.
Newton Recreation Center Fall and Winter hours, Sept. 1 through May 2017- Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and 3 to 8:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. The center is located at 1814 Newton Ransom Blvd., Clarks Summit. Info: Carol at 570-586-7808.
Ninth annual D&H Distance and 5K Run, 9 a.m. Sept. 11 in Forest City. Cost: $40 through Aug. 19. The race is a major fundraiser for the Rail-Trail Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Info/register: dhdistancerun.com, GetMeRegistered.com or www.nepa-rail-trails.org.
39th annual St. Jude/Ben Mar Golf Tournament, Sept. 12 at Elkview Country Club, 161 Country Club Road, Greenfield Township. Info: Contact committee member Lori Martines Rudalavage at PS Mortgage, 570-586-3122.
Grip It-N-Rip it Fore Riggs Golf Tournament, 10 a.m. Sept. 24 at Scott Greens Golf Club, 455 Green Grove Road, Scott Township. Captain and mate, nine-hole format. The winner will receive a gift card to Dick’s Sporting Goods and a putter. Cost: $40 per golfer and $50 per sponsor. Food and beverages will be provided. The event will have a “Putt for the Pooch” challenge. Registration deadline: Sept. 7. Info: Det. Vince Butkiewicz at 570-561-7290 or [email protected]