OUTDOORS CALENDAR

April 13, 2014 

AMERICA’S BOATING COURSE: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 3 and 10 at Flotilla Island on Lake Murray (at the end of Johnson Marina Road in Ballentine). The course provides students with information required by federal and state boating laws and regulations. Completion meets requirements for boat operation in all states and qualifies youth younger than 16 to operate watercraft of more that 15 horsepower without adult supervision. Graduates may also qualify for discounts on boat insurance. Cost is $40 per individual or $50 for couples/families. (803) 318-0072

ADVENTURE CAROLINA: Guide Training, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Congaree Social $5 Demo Day, 6 p.m. Wednesday; After Work Trip, 5:30 p.m. Thursday; Friend Free Friday, 5:30 p.m. Friday; Whitewater Class, 10 a.m. Saturday; Congaree River Trip, 2 p.m. Saturday. Reservations and fitting for rental equipment must be made at least 48 hours in advance. (803) 796-4505; adventurecarolina.com

ADVENTURE DAY: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. May 9 at Sesquicentennial State Park, 9564 Two Notch Road. Check-in is at 9 a.m. Programs are trail running and walking, trail riding demo, yoga for athletes, and pre- and post-exercise eating plans. Cost is $85 per person. Massage therapy will be available for $20 for 20 minutes or $30 for 30 minutes. Bring bike helmet, sunscreen, change of clothes, yoga mat, towel and water bottle. Lunch included. Register by May 5. Mail reservation payment of $40 to Lori Lapin, 217 Camden Chase, Columbia, SC 29223. (803) 513-2325; lorilapin123@gmail.com

THE BASS FEDERATION OF SOUTH CAROLINA: The 2014 tournament schedule is available at tbfofsc.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.

CONGAREE NATIONAL PARK: Guided Canoe Tour, 9 a.m.-noon May 3 and 24, and June 7 and 28. Free. Meet at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center. The park is at 100 National Park Road, Hopkins. Call (803) 647-3980 and leave a message to RSVP. nps.gov/cong

HICKORY TOP HORSE TRIALS: May 3 at 725 Piney Branch Road, Eastover. Dressage begins at 8 a.m., Cross Country, 10:30 a.m. and Stadium Jumping, noon. (803) 353-8856

SESQUICENTENNIAL STATE PARK: Nature Crafts, 9-11 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 9564 Two Notch Road. Participants will make their own pinecone bird feeder using peanut butter and birdseed. Designed for all ages; adults must accompany children 15 and younger. Meet at picnic shelter No. 5. No registration required. Free with park admission. (803) 788-2706; SouthCarolinaParks.com

TROUT UNLIMITED PISGAH CHAPTER FLY FISHING SCHOOL: 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. May 3 at Harmon Field on Harmon Field Road, Tryon, N.C. Students will receive instruction from experienced anglers as well as a hands-on learning session. Cost is $125 for adults, $100 for college students, and $75 for children age 12-18. Fee includes lunch. Equipment will be provided. Register at pisgahchaptertu.org.

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