March 30, 2014 



Seven Oaks Park Baseball Complex Grand Opening: The Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission will celebrate the opening of the renovated Seven Oaks Park Baseball Complex at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at 200 Leisure Lane. The day-long event will feature a ceremonial “first pitch” and spring sports games and activities. Admission is free and open to the public. (803) 772-1228;

YMCA Baseball League: Register through May 23. Season dates to be announced. Contact your local YMCA for more information: Downtown YMCA, (803) 799-7159; Jeep Rogers Family YMCA at Lake Carolina, (803) 451-8439; Lexington Family YMCA, (803) 359-3376; NorthWest Family YMCA, (803) 407-8007.


Lexington Woman’s Club Charity Golf Tournament: Monday at the Country Club of Lexington, 1066 Barr Road. Entry fee (for a two-player team) is $160; includes green fee, cart, lunch and cocktail party. (803) 413-4526


Lexington County Co-ed Kickball Leagues: Registration runs through Monday, with eight-game season beginning the first week of April. Open to ages 18 and older. League meets Tuesday and Thursday nights at Pine Grove Sports Complex. Cost is $150 per team. (803) 359-4048, ext. 240

S.C. Senior Chess Championships: April 19 and 20 at Embassy Suites Greenville Golf Resort and Conference Center. Tournament is sanctioned by U.S. Chess Federation and S.C. Chess Association. Open to all USCF members who will be at least 50 years old by the end of the year. Players from other states are welcome, but only South Carolina residents are eligible to be recognized as state champion.


2014 MS Walk: 9 a.m. Saturday at the West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater, 120 Alexander Circle. Site opens at 8 a.m.; opening ceremony at 8:15 a.m. Register at (click on Upcoming Events). (704) 731-1430

Run for Your Life 5K/2-Mile Walk: 8:30 a.m. April 19 at Newberry County Memorial Hospital front parking lot, 2669 Kinard St., Newberry. Registration and packet pick-up is 7-8 a.m. Junior Jog, Easter Egg Hunt and awards ceremony will follow race. Entry fees are $25 for runners and $12 for walkers (price includes T-shirt). (803) 405-7484;

Festival of the Roses Road Race: May 3 at Edisto Gardens in Orangeburg. Race includes 5K, 12K, Double Down (17K) and Kids’ Fun Run. Part of the YMCA of Columbia 2014 Race Series. Register at

Prosperity’s Hoppin’ 5K Run/Walk: 8 a.m. May 3 at 250 School Drive, Prosperity. One-mile fun run open to ages 5-12. Early registration cost is $20 for the run/walk and $10 for the fun run through April 25 (includes T-shirt); race day registration is $25 for the run, $20 for the walk and $10 for the fun run.

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