The Vikingland Curling Club will be holding several events.
On Wednesdays, October 10 and 17, there will be a community education open house from 7-9 p.m., and on October 24, league play will begin.
Contact information and registration forms for those interested can be found at www.vikinglandcurling.org.
The first United Cerebral Palsy “Run for a Reason” 5K and 1K will be Saturday, October 13 at Westwood Church in St. Cloud.
Asics long-sleeved T-shirts will be given to the first 200 registrants.
For information, call (320) 253-0765 or visit http://RunForAReason.zapevent.com.
Holy Moly Ole races
The last of the Holy Moly Ole Five run series races will be a one-mile sprint/walk Saturday, September 22.
Cost is $10 for walkers and children, $12 for families and $15 for runners.
Register by Monday, September 17 to be guaranteed a race shirt.
All proceeds go directly toward youth programs and scholarships at Lakes Area Recreation.
For more information or to register, visit www.lakesarearecreation.com and click on the “Holy Moly Ole Five” link.
Learn to skate
The Alexandria Figure Skating Club will be holding learn to skate classes beginning Monday, October 15.
Registration will be on Thursday, September 13 and Monday, September 17 from 6-8 p.m. at the Runestone Community Center.
Forms can be found online at www.alexandriafigureskating.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday evening tennis
The Alexandria Area Tennis Association invites adults of all ages and skill levels to play tennis on Monday evenings from September 17 through the end of October.
Join the group for fun, exercise and socialization at 6:30 p.m. on the Discovery Courts.
There can be doubles, singles and mixed doubles play. Players will pair up when they arrive.
Please bring a can of tennis balls with you.
Humane Society 5K/10K
The Lakes Area Humane Society will hold the “Alexandria 5K/10K Run” Saturday, September 15, at Big Ole Park.
Check-in for the 5K and 10K runs will start at 7 a.m.; the scenic dog walk and kids’ 1K run check-in begins at 8:45 a.m.
Both the 5K and 10K runs have been sanctioned by the U.S. Track and Field Association and timing chips will be provided.
In addition, all Kids’ Run participants will receive a participation award.
All proceeds from this event will go to directly support the care of the animals served by the LAHS shelter.
To register online go to: www.alexandria5k10krun.com. For additional information, contact the Lakes Area Humane Society at (320) 759-2260 or email at email@example.com.
Alexandria Grid Club
Those interested in joining the Alexandria Grid Club, which supports the Cardinal football team, have three levels of support to choose from - level one at $75, level 2 at $125 and level 3 at $225.
Proceeds from this year’s membership drive will go to replace helmets and shoulder pads for the varsity, and new pants and pads for the junior high program.
For more information, contact Kyle Diekman at (320) 762-0309.
Students in grades 9-12 have an opportunity to purchase a Cardinal Nation T-shirt and a photo ID activity pass that will admit them to all regular season home events and concerts during the 2012-13 school year for $40.
This is a significant savings for students over the course of the school year in comparison to paying $4 per event for regular student admission fees.
Students are asked to sign a Code of Conduct agreement regarding behavior expectations, with the understanding that misconduct during an event could result in the activity pass being revoked by JHS administration.
The Cardinal Nation activity passes and T-shirts are available in the Jefferson High School activities office and can be purchased any time throughout the school year. If you have any questions, contact the activities office at (320) 762-7754.
Classic Cardinal Fan pass
The Classic Cardinal Fan pass is available to anyone 65 years of age or older for admission to 10 regular season contests of their choice.
The pass is $20 and is good for athletic and fine arts events. This is a $40 savings.
The passes will be for sale at the ticket booths at any contest, or they may be purchased at the activities office at Jefferson High School.
No individual tickets sold at contests will reflect a senior citizen price. In order to get this savings, a Classic Cardinal Fan pass must be purchased.
HLAR fall soccer
Registration for the fall soccer program for boys and girls in grades pre-kindergarten through 5th grade at Lakes Area Recreation is now open, with the season beginning Wednesday, September 5 and running through October 15.
Cost is $36 and includes a T-shirt.
For more information, call Lakes Area Recreation at (320) 762-2868.
Strike Out Illiteracy
The Echo Press’ annual Strike Out Illiteracy bowling tournament is set for Tuesday, September 18 at Garden Center Lanes in Alexandria.
Proceeds will go to the Newspapers in Education program, which provides newspapers and educational activities to area teachers for use in their classrooms.
Cost is $140 per team. There are also lane sponsorships for $100 and classroom sponsorships for $160.
For more information, or to join the effort to promote literacy in schools, contact Lynn or Elaine at (320) 763-3133.