Free Family National Wildlife and Fishing Day events
The N.C. Wildlife Commission will host free family-friendly events across the state for National Hunting and Fishing Day on Sept. 26. The events will feature a variety of hands-on, outdoor-related activities including fishing, kayaking, archery, air-rifle shooting, outdoor cooking and more. Area events are planned for the John E. Perchmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and at Lake Wheeler in Raleigh from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Visit ncwildlife.org for more info.
Recreational Fall Coed Softball
Coed recreational softball will be offered through The Club at Flowers Plantation for ages 18 and up. The games (6-8 expected for the season) will take place on city fields starting Sept. 20. Join with a team or as a walk on. The cost is $45. Register at the club or online at flowersplantation.com.
Couch to 5K
A Couch to 5K program starts on Sept. 14 at the Club at Flowers Plantation. The cost is $85 and includes registration for the annual Turkey Trot 5K race.
Turkey Trot is Nov. 14
The Club at Flowers Plantation will hold its annual 5K Turkey Trot to benefit Eastern and Central Carolina’s Food Bank on Nov. 14. The cost is $20, which includes a race T-shirt. Register at flowersplantation.com or by calling 919-553-1984, ext. 201.
Piedmont Bass Classics tournaments
The Piedmont Bass Classics tournament trail fishing events 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.
Sprint Triathlon in Johnston
The Club at Flowers Plantation will host a spring triathlon on Sept. 20. The event includes a 300-yard swim, a 16-mile bike ride and a 5K run. The entry fee is $75 for individuals before Sept. 17 or $130 for relay groups before Sept. 17. Proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Durham. For more info, contact Tracy Condie at 919-553-1984 or email@example.com.
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. The remaining show dates for 2015 are 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tarheel Seniors Golf Association
The Tarheel Seniors Golf Association will hold 16 events this year across the area this 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 email@example.com or 919-215-7676 for more info.
30 and Over Basketball League
The Garner Parks and Recreation Department will offer a 30-and-older basketball league beginning in September. Teams will be randomly divided on Thursday, Sept. 3 — the night of the league meeting at the Avery Street Recreation Center. Online registration ends Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. In-person registration (with a valid ID) will be accepted at the league meeting.
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