DAFFODIL RUN: 5/10K. Rain or shine. April 10, Sunday, 8:30 a.m. $20 entrance fee until March 31. Late registration and race day $25. Age 12 and under $10 through 3/31; $15 late. T-shirt included, or $5 discount without T-shirt. Sponsors: Penn Valley Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club and Lions Club. Free kids’ run. Medals for first three runners in each division; plaque for first overall male and female in 5K/10K. Ribbons for participants in kids’ run. Post race refreshments. Penn Valley. Joan 432-9102 or

6th ANNUAL KIDS FUN RUN: Ages 3-14. T-shirts and medals for all. May 7, Saturday, 8:45 am. Nevada Union High School. Sponsors: SNMH, KNCO, Sylvester Engineering, Allyn Carman Designs, What’s Your Sign, Sierra Trailblazer. Gene, race organizer, 432-9542.

KIDS GYMNASTIC: Also, rock-climbing, martial arts and fitness classes. Stellar Gymnastics and Youth Fitness Center. Pre-school through high school. Open gym: Mon, Wed and Fri 12:15-1:45 p.m., Grass Valley, 273-3680.

MILLION FOOTSTEP CHALLENGE: Robert Sweetgall, “Creative Walking” featured guest Monday, March 7. Early bird breakfast seminar for community agencies and school administrators, student assemblies, luncheon seminar for medical staff at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, and an afternoon staff development workshop for county teachers. Day long events conclude with a

FREE public/community evening program, 7 p.m. Imaginarium, N.C. Sponsor: Co. Supt. of Schools. Contact: or 478-6400, ext. 245.

TABLE TENNIS: Aerobic workout with fun to boot. Newcomers, old and young, beginning and experienced players welcome. Make new friends. Loaner paddles and instruction available. Mondays 7-10pm. $3 adults; $2 students. FREE first time. Sponsor: Non-profit Sierra Table Tennis Club. Echo Ridge SDA School Gym, Nevada City. Steve Byerley, 265-2834 and Larry Scott, 346-8618.

BRIDGE CLASSES: Improve mental fitness, learn a new game or improve your game, make new friends. Nancy Eubanks, ACBL certified bridge instructor, 432-9821.

TYPE 2 DIABETES TRIAL PROGRAM: Education and Exercise. Begins March 21. Instructors: Dr. Craig Roberts and certified Medical Exercise Specialist Georgia Brown. FREE six week class. Blood panel screenings, education, behavior modification, nutrition, stress reduction and gentle guided exercise. Improve blood sugar levels and reduce cholesterol and blood pressure through improvements in lifestyle. Participants receive free club use, guidance and instruction during the program. Results to be published. Limited to 12 selected participants. Apply South Yuba Club, Nevada City, 470-9100.

MONSTER GYM: New sports’ training and fitness club, Grass Valley. Largest and most complete array of strength and cardio equipment. Great music, big screen TVs, state-of-the-art strength and cardio equipment, giant rock climbing boulder, spinning bikes. Discounted New Member Special $25 initiation fee; dues $39/mo. 470-9100 or

WOMEN’S WORKOUT CENTRE: Cardio or strength building workout on PACE resistance equipment and elliptical cross-trainers. One FREE week without obligation. All ages, all fitness levels welcome. No classes, come when it suits you. Weekdays 6:30 am-7:00 pm, Sat 8-12. Fast and Fit, Grass Valley, 273-5862.

TENNIS INSTRUCTION: Improve strokes, shot selection and court awareness. Fun, fast-paced clinics. $10 for 90 minutes. Tuesday-Saturday 10:30 a.m.-noon, weather permitting. Club Sierra, GV. Instructors: Greg Cicatelli (Tuesday/Thursday) Joe Benavent (Wednesday/Friday/Saturday). Questions: 470-0925.

JAZZERCISE: Fourteen, one hour drop-in classes to choose from. Body sculpting, cardio, or all-purpose classes. Free week without obligation. GV. For schedules and location: 273-5646

HIKES WITH LLAMAS: Bring your lunch. Spend the day with gentle, friendly llama on local trails. Stop for water, grass (for llamas) and lunch for you. Day hikes. Tuesdays and Saturdays; Wednesdays and Sundays (alternating).2-7 miles. FREE. Highland Llama Trekkers. 273-8105 or

WOMEN’S WORKOUT: 30 minutes 3 times a week produces results! Strength training, cardiovascular program and stretching in fun, safe environment. Penn Valley Curves at 432-8767.

PILATES: Develop strength, flexibility and stability. Any age or fitness level. Small, tailored classes using equipment. Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays. FREE Intro. Class. Penn Valley Alternative Fitness Center. Appointment, 432-8985

FITNESS ASSESSMENT: Assess level. Set goals to be healthy and fit. FREE 60 minute assessment. Brandon Bergeron, Personal Trainer, Fitness First. Grass Valley. Appointment 477-1237

SPINNING: Enjoy popular cardio workout. 24 classes each week. First class FREE. Wanda at Courthouse Athletic Club, Grass Valley, 274-3481

HEART ZONE TRAINING CLASS: Find out how to lose weight and get in shape through training at your optimal heart rate. Learn about your own unique body and its needs. FREE. Thursday, December 30 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Courthouse Athletic Club, Grass Valley, 274-3481

30 MINUTE FITNESS FOR WOMEN: No make-up or mirrors. Strength training and cardiovascular conditioning. Easy, fun and fast. Three-visit-a-week produces results. Curves in Grass Valley and Nevada City, 477-5027 or 470-8390.

GROUP FITNESS CLASSES: Enjoy group camaraderie, learn from an instructor, and avoid the boredom of treadmills. Experiment with Body Pump, Body Step, and RPM. Call Steve Guenot or Stacey Wheeler, South Yuba Club, Nevada City, 479-9100.

PILATES: Complete program with mat and reformer classes. Private

and semi-private training. Regular mat classes FREE to club members or with club guest pass. Gil Olsen. South Yuba Club, Nevada City, 470-9100.

YOUTH FALL TENNIS: Ages 5-8 Mon & Weds 3-4 pm. Ages 8-14 Mon & Weds 4-6 p.m. High school boys and girls Tues & Thurs 5-6 pm. weather permitting. $12 per hour. Ridge Racquet Club, Grass Valley, 273-8514.

BREAKFAST CLUB/HAPPY HOUR STRENGTH TRAINING: Build muscle, lose weight, turn back the clock on aging. Fun and social adult setting. No experience necessary. FREE to club members or with club guest pass. Michael Sorensen, South Yuba Club, Nevada City, 470-9100

MOMMIE AND ME EXERCISE CLASS: Experience the joy of exercise

together! Children ages 2-8. Tuesdays 11:15-55 a.m. Fee $5 per child. Free to members. Michelle Falvey, Instructor. Courthouse Athletic Club, Grass Valley, 274-3481.

FENCING FOR BEGINNERS: Ages 12-120 welcome. Equipment provided. Wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothes. Fee: $55 for 8 weeks. Monday evenings 6:45 p.m. Lynne at 273-5807.

GETTING STARTED: Learn how/where to begin exercising while safely losing weight and building strength. Self-paced. No experience necessary. Presentation and one week FREE pass. J.T. Patton. Tuesdays, 6 pm South Yuba Club, Nevada City, 479-9100

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, 470-0433.

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