Outdoor Journal

Walk this way: If you’re curious about the future of trails and greenspace in Buncombe County, visit the county Web site (www.buncombecounty.org) and have a gander at the draft map of these areas. If you’ve got your own ideas of where you’d like to see trails wind or open space left open, contact Linda Giltz at lindag@landofsky.org or 251-6622.

An informal, drop-in meeting about the map will be held on Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Land-of-Sky Regional Council’s new office at 339 New Leicester Highway. Next month the map, with revisions, will go to the Buncombe County Commissioners for a mulling-over.

Girls rule: Asheville Parks and Recreation will host the local celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Saturday, March 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at UNCA’s sports complex. Girls 7 and older and their mature counterparts will have the opportunity to try a new sport or fitness class, or work on their skills in their sport of choice.

The cost for the event is $10 per person, with an early registration discount of $2 if received by Feb. 22. The fee entitles participants to four clinics, a T-shirt and goody bag, lunch, door prizes and a ticket to the Women’s Big South Tournament at UNCA.

Clinics include archery, basketball, volleyball, swimming, soccer, field hockey, flag football, running, cheerleading, tennis, mountain biking, self defense, Nia Technique, Cardio-Funk hip-hip workout, Zumba and Drums Alive.

The event is a collaboration between Asheville Parks and Recreation, UNCA, Girls on the Run, McDonald’s, Girl Scouts of WNC Pisgah, YWCA and YMCA.
For more information and to register, contact the Stephens-Lee Women’s Sports and Fitness Center at adains@ashevillenc.gov or 350-2058.

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