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Wednesday, 04 March 2015 00:00

Outdoor activities for kids

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Baseball program launches for preschoolers

A beginning baseball program for 3 and 4-year-olds will help children develop the basic motor skills they’ll need to participate in youth baseball leagues later. 

The Smart Start Baseball program will begin April 16 and will be held 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Thursday for seven weeks. Deadline to sign up is 5 p.m. Saturday, March 21, and the program is open to children who are 3 or 4 as of April 1. 

The $40 registration fee includes a ball, bat, glove, two koosh balls and a manual, all age-appropriate. The program is administered by the Youth Development branch of the nonprofit National Alliance for Youth Sports and the Waynesville Parks & Recreation Department.

Register at the Waynesville Recreation Center. 828.456.2030 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 


Boy Scout bass tourney slated for Fontana Lake

A bass fishing tournament to benefit the Daniel Boone Council and Boy Scout troops in Western North Carolina will be held at Fontana Lake March 14-15. 

The inaugural Daniel Boone Council Fontana Classic Bass Tournament will take place from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days, with winners receiving cash prizes and a chance to win a 2014 F-150 pickup truck if they catch the North Carolina State Record Small Mouth Bass. 

The tournament, hosted by Fontana Village Resort and Boy Scouts of America, costs $150 per boat to enter by March 6 or $175 after that. or 828.254.6189. 

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