Free fishing workshops set for Fayetteville
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering two free fishing workshops in April at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville. On April 11, the Fourth Annual Kayak Fish and Float Workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Capt. Jerry Dilsaver and Mark Patterson of the North Carolina Kayak Fishing Association will instruct participants on kayak safety and rigging, inshore kayak fishing and kayak fishing for mackerel, bass and panfish. Participants will not kayak fish at the event but will be able to test various kayak brands at Lame Rim. On April 14, the Commission will host a Bass Fishing Seminar from 6:30-9:30 p.m. led by Reel Men Fishing Team member Jim Sheehan. He will discuss bass fishing with jigs, while teammate Mike Nadeau will focus on using soft plastics for bass. Both seminars are free. Space is limited and registration at ncwildlife.com is encouraged. For info, contact Thomas Carpenter at 910-868-5003.
State Games High School Baseball Showcase
The Powerade State Games High School Baseball Showcase will take place June 17-21 at the USA Baseball Complex, N.C. State University, Duke University and UNC Chapel Hill. The High School Baseball Showcase pits the best 20 underclassmen players from eight North Carolina regions against each other to battle it out in front of over 80 college and professional scouts for the gold, silver and bronze medals. Only high school underclassmen (2016-18 graduates) are eligible to participate. To register, view regional maps, view tryout dates & locations, or for other general information on the High School Baseball Showcase, please visit www.poweradestategames.org.
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5K race training
Flowers Plantation’s Spring Couch to 5K will help participants train for a 5K race in a fun and supportive group. Registration covers group runs, informational sessions, training shirt, and entry into the annual Clayton Road Race 5K on May 9. Info: flowersplantation.com or Tracy Condie at 919-553-1984.
Red Cross Lifeguard Training
Four sessions of American Red Cross Lifeguard Training will be held at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center. Participants must be at least 15 years old, pass a pre-course swim test and attend all class sessions in full. The pre-course swim test includes a 300-yard swim with rhythmic breathing and breath control using freestyle or the breaststroke, a two-minute water tread using only your legs, and a distance swim after retrieving a brick in nine feet of water. The fee for the pre-course is $25. The class fee is $175-200. Classes are set for four days (including 20 hours of instruction) April 26 - May 3 and May 11-17. Sessions cannont be mixed. For times and other information, call 919-934-2148.
Swim lessons at The Club at Flowers Plantation
Private and group swim lessons are available at The Club at Flowers Plantation. Info: flowersplantation.com or Tracy Condie at 919-553-1984.
Piedmont Bass Classics tournaments
The Piedmont Bass Classics tournament trail fishing tournaments have been set for the season. Events are held at Shearon Harris, Jordan, Kerr, Falls and Mayo lakes. Visit piedmontbassclassics.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
2015 Horse Show Series
The Johnston County Horse Show Series offers fun and exciting shows while still maintaining a down home atmosphere that encourages family participation. The shows, mostly held at the Johnston County Livestock Arena near Smithfield, are open shows that welcome riders and horses/mules from all riding levels, breeds and disciplines. JCHSS offers classes in Halter, Western, Working Western, Hunters & Jumping, Dressage Suitability, Trail, Miniature equines, Driving and English. Classes are placed through eighth place with 21 championship divisions per show. Show dates for 2015 are April 11, May 31, June 27, Sept. 19, Oct. 31 and Nov. 14. A three-day show is also set for Aug. 7-9 at the Hunt Horse Complex in Raleigh. A negative coggins test within one year is required. Info: visit blaine-mclaughlin-stables.com or contact Michelle McLaughlin at 919-934-1344 or email@example.com.
Tarheel Seniors Golf Association
The Tarheel Seniors Golf Association will hold 16 events this year across the area this spring and summer with events at The Neuse, River Ridge, Falls Village, Bentwinds, 12 Oaks, Zebulon Country Club, Lochmere, Devils Ridge and Eagle Ridge. Entry fees are $30-40 per event, which are usually held on Mondays. Four flights of play are offered. Visit tarheelseniors.com or contact Jim Pearce at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-215-7676 for more info.
T-ball at Flowers Plantation
T-ball at Flowers Plantation for ages 4-6 starts April 11 and online registration is now open. The fee is $45, sibling discounts are available and membership is not required to participate. Registration closes April 3. Contact Tracy Condie at 919-553-1984 or email@example.com for more info.
Real Heroes Wrestling Club
Local high school wrestling coach Kristian Stewart is resuming the Real Heroes Wrestling Club in Johnston County. The club is for kids of all ages interested in amateur wrestling in N.C. Wrestling Association and other regional events. The club will meet at Corinth Holders High School. For info, contact Stewart at 919- or firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-365-4344.
Trojan Challenge 5K moved to May 16
South Johnston High School has changed the dates of the Trojan Challenge 5K, a 5K obstacle course run. The event will now be held on May 16 at 9 a.m. on the school campus. The entry fee is $15 or $10 for students. Funds will benefit the South Johnston track and field programs. To register, visit the South Johnston High office for a form or contact Megan Jones at email@example.com.
Piranha swim team tryouts
The Flowers Plantation swim team will hold tryouts on May 16. The season starts Memorial Day and ends in July. The recreational league team fosters fun, friendship and an opportunity to enjoy casual competitive swimming. Contact Tracy Condie at 919-553-1984 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
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