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26th ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY TENNIS CLASSIC: May 20, 30 and 31. Men’s, Women’s, Singles, Doubles. Singles $24; Doubles $32. Prize Money. Entry deadline: May 24, 5 p.m. Sponsored by Wachovia Securities. Ridge Racquet Club 273-8514.

OUTDOOR WALKING: South Yuba Club. Thursdays, 7:45 a.m. Trails and streets of Nevada City, weather permitting. FREE. Instructor: Gayle Lossman. FREE. Questions: 470-9100 Dogs on leash welcome.

TAKE A LLAMA TO LUNCH: Bring your lunch and come spend the day with gentle, friendly llama on local trails. Stop for water, grass for llamas and lunch for you. FREE day trips. Highland Llama Trekkers. Questions: 273-8105

KIDS’ RUNNING CLUB: Tuesdays. 6-7 p.m. Nevada Union High School Track. Sponsors: Sierra Trailblazers. Questions: Peggy 265-5588 or gwconst@infostations.com

GETTING STARTED FITNESS PROGRAM: Learn goal setting to achieve you personal best for health/wellness. Assessment and design of personalized self-paced exercise program. FREE. Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. at South Yuba Club 4570-9100 or http://www.southyubaclub.com

100-DAY SUMMER SWEAT: Begins May 30. Finishes Sept. 6. Bikram Yoga with 26 postures and two breathing exercises done in 90 minutes in heated room. Fee. Questions: Helen 273-2030 or info@bikramyogagvnc.com

SUMMER TENNIS PROGRAM: Learn and/or improve. Mighty Mights (under 10). Mondays 4-5 p.m. Future Stars Wednesdays 4-5 p.m., Adults Beginners 6-7 p.m.; Adult Intermediate 7-8 p.m. Two sessions: June 7- 28 and July 5-26. Fee $50. Call Tom/Jen at 823-5313

CELEBRATION OF LIFE TRIATHALON – WOMEN’S TRAINING PROGRAM: In preparation for annual cycling, swimming and running event on Aug. 29, Club Sierra is holding a “first-timers” clinic in July and offering reduced rates for participants’ training. Verification of registration required. Questions: 477-8800

WOMEN’S WORKOUT CENTRE: Full body cardio workout in 30 minutes on adjustable resistance equipment. All fitness levels and ages welcome. Wear comfortable shoes. FREE one week pass. Drop-in basis. Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat 8 a.m.Ðnoon. Fast and Fit, Grass Valley. Questions: Judi 273-5862

JUNIOR SUMMER TENNIS PROGRAM: Peewee (4.5-6 years) and Lil’ Swingers 9-10 a.m. Mon-Thurs. Future Stars 10-12 a.m. Mon-Thurs. FEE. For camps and clinic information, call Nick at Ridge Racquet Club 273-8514

FIT EXPRESS: New circuit program on new equipment. Simple, safe, fun and effective exercise for 30 minutes. Especially good for beginners. FREE Heart Zone Training presentations. Workout anytime or join a class. Call Bonnie at Courthouse Athletic Club 274-3481 for free pass.

TENNIS PROGRAM: Beginners or re-entry adult players Tues. 9-10 a.m. $12/hr. Mixed Juniors (8-12 yrs; boys/girls) Weds. 3-4 p.m. $10/hr. Peewees (5-8 yrs) Thursdays 3-4 p.m. $10/hr. Junior Boys (11-15 yrs) Mondays 4-5 p.m. $10. Membership not required. Ridge Racquet Club. Nick: 273-8514

FENCING FOR BEGINNERS: Ages 12-125 welcome. Equipment provided. Wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothes. Fee: $55 for 8 weeks. Monday evenings 6:45 p.m. Questions: Lynne 273-5807

TENNIS CLINICS: Advanced beginner/intermediate. Range of drills, technique and strategy. Individual coaching in group setting. Drop-in basis. Fridays 9:30 Ð 10:30 a.m. Fee: $12. Private lessons ($45/hr and semi-private $25/hr). All levels. Questions: Tom 823-5313

TENNIS INSTRUCTION: Improve strokes, shot selection and court awareness. Fun, fast-paced clinics. $10 for 90 minutes. Tuesday-Saturday 10:30-12:00 a.m. Club Sierra. Instructors: Greg Cicatelli (Tues/Thurs). Joe Benavent (Wed/Fri/Sat). Questions: 470-0925

AIKIDO BEGINNERS CLASS: Achieve physical fitness, learn practical self-defense, and practice relaxation through stretching and breathing. Children, adults and seniors. Self-determined pace. Wear comfortable clothes. First two visits free. Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:45-7 p.m. Mountain Wind Dojo, Nevada City. Questions: 470-0433

PILATES: Develop strength, flexibility and stability. Any adult, all levels. Small groups using equipment. FREE introductory class. Alternative Fitness Center: 432-8985

BEGINNING ADULT BALLET: Stretch and strengthen body and mind. Professional teachers. Fridays 9:30-10:30 a.m. Penn Valley Academy of Dance. Questions: Caroll 432-8985

WOMEN’S EXERCISE CENTER: Move around a circuit in 30 minutes, enjoying music and instruction. Cardiovascular and strength training plus stretching. Safe for all ages. Curves in Grass Valley, Colfax, Penn Valley, Lake of the Pines, Meadow Vista. Questions: 477-5027

INTRODUCTION TO PILATES: Learn the basics of posture, breathing and relaxation. Strengthen core muscles for better health, more energy, increased flexibility, and greater ease in doing daily tasks. Private session $25 (half price). Synergy Pilates and Massage Center. Linda Burquez, Instructor. Questions: 470-0906

PILATES: Free introductory class for adults all ages/levels. Develop strength, flexibility, and stability. 45-minute orientation with machines and mat. Wear comfortable clothes. Alternative Fitness Center. Questions: Carroll Christy, Instructor 432-8985


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