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By The Staff

Mountain bike race registration closing

Registration for the 2009 Pajarito Punishment mountain bike race closes at midnight Thursday.

The Pajarito Punishment will be held on and around Pajarito Ski Area Saturday and Sunday. The race is part of the New Mexico Off Road Series.

Price for participation is $35 for adults, $15 for juniors. A NORBA license is also required and may be purchased for $5.

For more information or to register, visit nmmtb.org on the Internet.

New gymnastics club starting in June

The High Flyers Club is currently accepting new gymnastics students.

High Flyers is a new gymnastics club offering year-round, non-competitive recreational gymnastics for boys and girls ages 3 to 14. Classes emphasize fundamentals of body control and use of equipment.

Classes start June 4 at the YMCA’s gymnasium. Summer classes will be held Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings. Additional days and times will be offered starting in August.

Registration information can be obtained by calling 500-5699 or visiting www.lahighflyers.com on the Internet.

Hilltopper hoops academy opens Monday

Registration for the Hilltopper Basketball Academy is now open.

The academy will be held from June 1-12. Two one-week camps are available and campers have the option of enrolling for both weeks.

All sessions will be held at Los Alamos High School’s Griffith Gymnasium and Auxiliary Gymnasium.

Price for participation is $40 for one week, $75 for both weeks. Campers can register on the first day of camp.

For more information, call 672-1634.

R/C race set for June 13

The Northern New Mexico Radio-Controlled Car Club will host its third race of the season June 13.

The race will be held at Overlook Park Raceway. Registration starts at 10 a.m.

This season, the NNMRCCC features a cost-controlled class of 1/10-scale electric short-course trucks, as well as classes for 1/10-scale electric touring cars, 2-wheel drive buggies and nitro trucks, 1/8-scale nitro or electric buggies and monster trucks and 1/5-scale gas buggies and trucks.

Price for participation is $5 per car. New racers can compete at no charge.

For more information, visit www.rcnm.net.

Splash N Dash starting its series June 24

The Triatomics Multisport Club and Los Alamos County Recreation Division are hosting the Splash N Dash training events this summer.

These courses are designed to prepare individuals for the Los Alamos Triathlon, which will be held Aug. 15.

Participants of the Splash N Dash events will swim laps at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center and run a course along Canyon Road.

The Splash N Dash events will be held June 24, July 8, July 22 and Aug. 5. Registration will be held on the day of the vent starting at 6:20 p.m. Pre-event meetings are scheduled for 6:55 p.m. and start times are set for 7 p.m.

The event is not a race, but is timed. Participation in Splash N Dash is free.

For more information, visit www.triatomics.org/splashndash.

YMCA Bumpers program registering

The Family YMCA of Los Alamos is accepting registrations for its Bumpers youth volleyball program.

Bumpers is an introductory class for girls and boys ages 4-7. Play is on 4-foot nets using soft volleyball and beach balls.

The class meets twice per week at the YMCA. The season starts July 7.

Price for participation is $32 for members, $45 for non-members.

Volunteers are also being sought to assist with the program.

For more information, call the YMCA at 662-3100.

Texas Hold ‘Em set for Sunday, Wednesday

Canyon Bar in Los Alamos hosts World Tavern Poker League play every Wednesday and Sunday.

Live Texas Hold ‘Em events start at 7 p.m. Wednesday and 3 p.m. Sunday. These are not cash games and there is no buy-in. Prizes, including seats in Las Vegas, Nev., and Atlantic City, N.J. cash tournaments, can be won.

For more information, stop by the Canyon Bar at 163 Central Park Square of visit worldtavernpoker.com on the Internet.