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Community sports: A canoe/kayak outing at Salt Springs plus other events

Salt Springs Alliance is hosting three tours at Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park in Port Richey on Oct. 11 that will allow participants to "DIP" (bring a "Designated Interpretive Paddle") their paddles.

Tours will launch from the park at 9120 Old Post Road. Participants need to bring their own canoe or kayak or rent from the local kayak shops. The launch fee is $5.

There will be beginner tours at 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. and guides will lead a tour through the bayous, over the salt spring and through the marshes of the park. The advanced tour will be at 10 a.m., which will head north through the "Chute" to the Westport channel and out to the gulf.

Participants should bring a drink and snack for the stop at the sandy shallows on the gulf, and in addition to safety equipment, everyone should wear shoes. Flip-flops are not allowed and reservations are recommended.

For more information, call (727) 816-1890.

FLAG FOOTBALL: Hernando County Recreation Department held its flag football games Sept. 19, with some close outcomes.

Some were FPAT beating the Ravens 18-15, the Pitt Bulls getting past the Untouchables 20-14 and Huntington outlasting James Jones 14-7.

There were some blowouts as well. Let It Ride defeated the Warriors 20-0, Law Firm of Laura won 33-12 against Tampa Bay, Hogan beat Comfort 39-18, Landsharks topped Comfort 21-12 and the Bears won 28-7 against Topline.

BOWLING: Heritage Pines Ladies bowling group hosts a league every Thursday afternoon at 1 at Spring Hill Lanes on U.S. 19. Rates start at $7.55 per week and there will be a meeting Oct. 2 to welcome the public; the season starts Oct. 9.

For more information, call Loretta Fulda at (727) 697-2060 or e-mail

FITNESS: Holiday Recreation Complex will offer a Boot Camp Fitness class starting Oct. 4 from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. The class is for ages 16 and up and cost is $5 per class.

For more information, call (727) 942-7439.

MORE FITNESS: Hernando County Recreation is hosting Mack Boot Camp at Veterans Memorial Park, Monday through Friday from 5:15 to 6:30 a.m.

There are two packages available: 20 sessions a month for $239 or 12 sessions a month for $155. Geared toward ages 15 and up, the class is taught by Mark McCabe, a sixth-degree black belt. For information, call (352) 754-4031.

TENNIS: Hernando County Recreation and Strings and Things are offering tennis lessons from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at Hernando Park in downtown Brooksville. One-hour lessons are $42 for six.

Strings and Things also has tennis lessons at Delta Woods Park on Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. and 8:15-9:15 p.m. The cost is $40 for four weeks or $15 per class. There is also Olympic Tennis available, which is just drills. Those, which are geared toward those 6 and up, are Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m. at $35 for four classes or $12.50 per class.

For information, call (352) 754-4031.

FOOTBALL: The Nature Coast Knights, an adult minor league football team, is holding tryouts Saturday at Arthur F. Engle Memorial Park in Hudson at 9 a.m. Cost is $40 to try out. Players will be given a T-shirt and must wear black shorts and bring cleats and running shoes.

For more information call (352) 835-2783 or e-mail naturecoast or log on to

FISHING: The Port Hudson Fishing Club is hosting the Annual Fall Fishing Tournament Oct. 24-26. A field of 90 will aim for kingfish, grouper and redfish with a $78,500 payout. The event will be at Ollie Oyster Bar at 6438 Clark St. in Hudson. The cost is $75 per angler.

For more information, contact Captain Henry Fortier at (727) 869-5034 or log on to www.port

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