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Here's the latest Community Calendar, compiled by the Daily Press' Ed Richards:
3D Sports Virginia Indoor Soccer Championships. Feb. 15-17 at Hampton VA Sports Festival at Hampton Roads Convention Center. Divisions for U10 coed, boys and girls U13, U14, U16 and adults. Fee: $189. Format: 5 vs. 5, three-game guarantee. Register at Kelly@3dsportsinc.info.
Phillips Athletic Association. Spring sign-ups are being taken for ages 4-18. Forms available at Willow Oaks Library or paaHampton.com. Info: 851-6600 or email@example.com.
Menchville Winter Chill 5K. 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 19 at Menchville High School. Information: Danny Garay, 725-2100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Knights of Columbus 10-Miler. 10 a.m., Jan. 26, at York High School. Information: John Edwards, 876-8386, or email@example.com.
The Game adds NBC Sports Radio
The Game radio, simulcast 1490AM in Hampton and 102.1FM in Virginia Beach, has changed from Fox Sports Radio to the new NBC Sports Radio for nights and weekends.
Steve Czaban, Dan Patrick and Jim Rome will remain in their slots from 6 a.m.-3 p.m. on weekdays.
Tennis doubles event
Williamsburg Recreation is offering the second Annual New Year’s “Tennis Doubles Feature” on Saturday, Jan. 21, from 2:30-5 p.m. at the Kiwanis courts, co-sponsored by Elite 10s Academy and Chick-fil-A Mooretown.
It's a fun event for intermediate to advanced players, ages 12 through adult. Players may sign up together to start play or individuals will be paired up. After the first round, players must switch partners as play progresses.
There will be door prizes, awards, Chick-fil-A snacks and hot chocolate. The fee is $15 per person, plus a can of food for the Salvation Army Food Bank. Call 259-3760 for information or to register by Jan. 17.
The Salt Water Sportsman National Seminar Series will be held at Virginia Beach Convention Center’s Ballroom One from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 19, as Daily Press fishing authority Don Lancaster from WHKT/1650AM's "Fishing Tidewater" reports.
George Poveromo – host of “George Poveromo’s World of Saltwater Fishing” on the NBC Sports Network, and editor-at-large for Salt Water Sportsman — will headline the program, along with Ric Burnley, the DelMarVa editor for Salt Water Sportsman.
Also appearing will be Capt. Zack Hoffman, an authority on catching trophy cobia and red drum; Dr. Ken Neill III, a noted authority on fishing in Coastal Virginia and frequent contributor to the Daily Press and its websites; Dr. Mitchell Roffer, an authority on locating water-surface temperature breaks and ocean-circulation features that hold fish; and Harry Vernon III, a South Florida authority on fishing with live baits.
Also scheduled to appear are Capt. Jimmy Price, North Carolina’s premier trophy flounder and speckled trout fishing authority; Capt. David Hester, a specialist at catching trophy speckled trout in and around inlets and within the Elizabeth River; Capt. Hunter Tucker, an authority on catching trophy striped bass, flounder, tautog, cobia and speckled trout; Capt. David Wicker, a North Carolina-based king mackerel and bottom-fishing pro; and Capt. Ben Shepherd, a trophy bass and cobia pro. A kids’ seminar will be held from noon to 1 p.m.
For more information, access nationalseminarseries.com.
MMA fights at Constant Center
The Spartyka Fight League, a mixed martial arts circuit established in September 2010, is returning to Old Dominion's Constant Center on Jan. 26. Bouts are scheduled for 7 p.m.
For more information, check spartykafightleague.com
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