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The 2012 Lady Demons Youth Basketball Camp is being held Nov. 2 at the Glenwood Springs High School gymnasium. There is no school that day for Roaring Fork School District Re-1 students.

The camp is for female athletes in third through eighth grades. Third- through fifth-graders meet from noon-2 p.m., while sixth- through eighth-graders meet from 3-5 p.m. Camp instruction will emphasize shooting, passing, ball-handling, dribbling and a positive team attitude.

Players should wear a T-shirt, shorts and appropriate shoes and bring a water bottle.

Glenwood Springs High School girls basketball head coach Jacky Gaddis is the camp director, along with her coaching staff and the Demon players.

Participants will receive a T-shirt and MVPs will be chosen to sit on the bench with the varsity team during its home opener on Dec. 7.

Email ladydemonsbball@gmail.com or call 379-2930 to get registration form. Registration closes Oct. 31.

New Castle Recreation is currently accepting registrations for its upcoming youth basketball programs.

The Tiny Tots basketball program for 4- and 5-year-olds and the Pee Wee program for ages 6-7 both include practices once a week on Wednesday evenings beginning the week of Oct. 23. These programs conclude in late November with a skills showcase. The registration fee for these programs is $50 per player.

A girls youth basketball league is open to participants in the third through sixth grades and includes two practices a week along with games against other area recreation department teams on Saturdays. The registration fee is $60 and includes a jersey.

Registration can be done by phone at 984-3352 or online at http://www.newcastlerec.com.

Registration for the upcoming 2012-2013 winter season is now open. Save $50 by registering before Nov. 1.

The Buddy Werner program is designed for skiers aged 6 to 12 years who want to develop ski skills in a fun, kid-oriented program designed to give children an exposure to alpine ski racing.

Participants meet in small groups with volunteer adult coaches on eight Saturdays (January through March). Skiers are instructed in the basics of ski racing and team participation, with an emphasis on learning slalom and giant slalom racing under close supervision by experienced coaches and parents who are accomplished skiers.

Registration is now open and available on the Sunlight Winter Sports Club website at http://www.sunlightwintersportsclub.com.

The cost of this year’s program is $300 if you sign up before Nov. 1. It increases to $350 after Nov. 1.

For program details, a season calendar and online registration, visit the team’s website or call Bob Lockard at 618-2101.

The fifth annual Banzai Trail 5K Run/Walk will be held in West Glenwood on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 9 a.m.

The scenic course takes runners through Ami’s Acres Campground and along Storm King Mountain on a single-track trail before finishing with a climb and descent of Mitchell Creek Road.

The $10 entry fee benefits the Schneegas Wildlife Foundation in Silt as well as several local animal shelters. Race morning registration runs from 8-9 a.m.

For more race information, or to pre-register, call 945-0979.

The first annual Fall Kids Race is coming to Crown Mountain Park on Saturday, Oct. 20. The race will be held on the one-mile loop surrounding the park.

The race is open to all kids and the race length varies by age group. Age-group prizes will be awarded.

The cost is $5 per child and the race begins at the pavilion at 11 a.m.

Register in advance to ensure a spot by calling 963-6030.

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