Outdoors calendar, March 31

March 31, 2013 

ADVENTURE CAROLINA: After work trip, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday; Guide Training, 6-8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1107 State St., Cayce. Reservations and fitting for any rental equipment must be made at least 48 hours in advance. (803) 796-4505, adventurecarolina.com

CAROLINA RIVER CONNECTION: Basic canoe, sea/rec and whitewater kayak instruction and rentals. Five guided trips for all levels of paddlers including half day, full day and overnight trips. Meals are provided, and ages 8 and under paddle for free. Paddle the Saluda, Congaree, Edisto and Enoree Rivers. (803) 917-3920; carolinariverconnection.com

CONGAREE NATIONAL PARK: Canoe tour reservations are taken by phone only. Call (803) 776-4396, ext. 0, to speak with a ranger. Voice mail or email reservations will not be accepted. Harry Hampton Visitor Center park hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. The park is at 100 National Park Road, Hopkins. (803) 776-4396; nps.gov/cong

28TH ANNUAL CRAPPIE TOURNAMENT: Sponsored by the Camden Shrine Club, the event Saturday is from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. at Clearwater Cove Marina, Lake Wateree Highway 97, North Camden. (803) 432-2539; (803) 600-4680

8TH ANNUAL HORSE SHOW AND FESTIVAL: Sponsored by the Carolina Dirt Road Ryderz of Blackville, the festival beings Friday from 4-6 p.m. at 1796 Izlar St. extension, Blackville. The horse competitions will be Saturday and April 7. Free. (803) 284-9347

7TH ANNUAL SPORTING CLAYS TOURNAMENT: Noon, Saturday at 2362 Tickle Hill Road, Camden. Proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Columbia. (803) 254-0118

SESQUICENTENNIAL STATE PARK: The fifth annual Great American Backyard Campout, check in 10 a.m. April 20 and check out noon April 21. $35 for a family up to six people. Park fees: $5/adults, $3/ages 15 and under and seniors. (803) 788-2706; SouthCarolinaParks.com

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