A weekend full of sports events

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There’s a little bit of everything going on for gay sports fans this weekend.

On tap tonight is the start of the new spring season for the Hotlanta Volleyball Association. Teams in HVA’s intermediate and advanced leagues open play tonight; recreation teams opened play on Tuesday. The season for both leagues stretches into April. Check out the preview of the new HVA season in this week’s Southern Voice sports column. Read the full story.

On Saturday, the Atlanta Bucks Rugby Football Club (0-2) takes on the Birmingham Vulcans during its home opener. The Bucks are hoping for the return of a few injured players to their roster for the match, according to Bullet Manale, the club’s president. Match time is 1 p.m.

“We are trying to add and build on our fitness and the level of time we are competitive,” Manale says. “That has a lot to do with fitness and fixing tackling and a couple of things we need to work on.”

If you’re looking for a different sort of dance event – sans thumping mixes and smoky clubs – check out the Quicksilver Country Dancers event on Saturday. The group promotes gender-free Contra dancing that features moves similar to square dancing but performed to traditional American and Celtic music. Dance time is 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta.

On Sunday, the Hotlanta Softball League continues its recruitment events to fill the rosters of the nearly four-dozen teams that will open the season in late March. To find out more about the league, stop by the sign up event from noon to 3 p.m. at Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse.

For even more sporty things to do this weekend, read the full calendar of events.

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