Pre-Labor Day 5K
A Pre-Labor Day 5K will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 9 a.m. at Flowers Plantation near Clayton. The cost is $25 and T-shirts and awards will be provided. The course is USATF certified and some of the proceeds will benefit the Duke Children’s Hospital. Register at FlowersPlantation.com.
Deer processing seminars set
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with the N.C. Wildlife Federation, is hosting two free “Practical Deer Processing, From Field to Freezer” seminars at the Commission’s education centers in Raleigh and Fayetteville. The first seminar is scheduled for Sept. 27 from 6 to 8:30 p.m., at Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education, 1751 Varsity Drive, in Raleigh. The second seminar, scheduled for Oct. 4 from 6 to 8:30 p.m., will be held at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center, 7489 Raeford Road, Fayetteville. The seminars, which are offered as part of the Federation’s Farmers and Communities Manage Deer program, will feature video demonstrations and tips from the experts on how to process a deer from field to freezer. Topics include field dressing, taxidermy, skinning, safe meat handling and basic home processing. Pre-registration for the deer processing seminars is required and participants must register online. For more info: James at 919-707-0059 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local Sprint Triathlon
A sprint triathlon will be held at Flowers Plantation on Sunday, Sept. 11. The event will feature an 8 a.m. start and the benefitting charity will be the Ronald McDonald House. The entry fee is $75; T-shirts and awards will be provided. Register at FlowersPlantation.com.
Tennis lessons at Flowers Plantation
Sean Carr, the new tennis pro at Flowers Plantation, is now offering tennis lessons on Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 p.m. The cost is $50. Register online at theclubatflowers.pantation.regfox.com/tennis-lessons.
Wildlife in N.C. Photo Contest
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is accepting entries to its 12th annual Wildlife in North Carolina Photo Competition until Sept. 1. The contest is open to amateur and professional photographers of all ages, except for employees of Wildlife Commission, the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, and their immediate families (children, siblings and spouses). Entrants must be either current magazine subscribers or younger than 18. Only photographs taken in North Carolina since Sept. 15, 2012 are eligible for the competition. The categories are birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, invertebrates, wild landscapes: The peaks, valleys, plains and beaches of North Carolina, wild plants and fungi: wild-growing plants only, including their ﬂowers, leaves, fruits and other parts (Absolutely no cultivated plants will be accepted.), outdoor recreation: show how people interact with North Carolina’s natural world through activ ities that are inextricably linked to nature, such as hunting, ﬁshing, hiking, rock climbing or canoeing, animal behavior: Anything wild animals do, from every day activities to interactions with other animals to unusual behavior, youth photographer, 13–17: any of the above subjects, shot by photographers under 18 and youth photographer, 12 and under: any of the above subjects, shot by children 12 and younger. Do not enter photos of animals that are both captive and non-native to North Carolina, but captive native animals are allowed. No pets or domestic will be accepted, with the exception of animals participating with people in an outdoor activity. The grand prize winner will have his or her photo published on the cover of the January/February 2017 issue of Wildlife in North Carolina and will receive a check for $200. All winning photographs will be published in the magazine and exhibited at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. First place in all categories pays $100; second place, $75; and third place, $50. The Commission is accepting entries online only — no slides, negatives or prints will be accepted by mail. Entrants may submit a maximum of two photos per category. Each photo must be in JPEG format and no larger than 2 megabytes each. For additional rules and information, or to enter a photograph, go to www.ncwildlife.org/contest.
Flag Football at Flowers
Flowers Plantation is offering flag football for ages 7-12 for $40 per player. Games are played on Saturdays; each age groun will have a separate practice time. Visit flowersplantation.com or call 919-553-1984.
Cheerleading at Flowers Plantation
Cheerleading for ages 3-12 is being offered by Flowers Plantation. The fee of $140 includes a personal uniform fitting, coaching and pom-poms. Visit flowersplantation.com or call 919-553-1984.
Exercise Classes in Clayton
The Clayton Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of exercise classes, including Zumba, yoga, pilates, cardio kick and more for all ages. For information on the offerings, times and fees, go to townofclaytonnc.org online.
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