OUTDOORS CALENDAR

May 25, 2014 

ADVENTURE CAROLINA: Spider Lily Paddle, 1 p.m. Sunday; Congaree River Trip, 2 p.m. Sunday and 2 p.m. Saturday; Memorial Day Tube Shuttle, noon and 1 p.m. Monday; Memorial Day Red, White and Blue Paddle, 2 p.m. Monday; Congaree Social $5 Demo Day, 6 p.m. Wednesday; After Work Trip, 5:30 p.m. Thursday; Three Rivers Paddle, 5:30 p.m. Friday; Basic Kayak Class, 10 a.m. Saturday; Saluda Trip, 1 p.m. Saturday. Reservations and fitting for rental equipment must be made at least 48 hours in advance. (803) 796-4505; adventurecarolina.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 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

CONGAREE NATIONAL PARK: Volunteers are needed for two free butterfly count events. The first is an optional Butterfly Identification Training, 9:30-11:30 a.m. June 14. The Annual NABA Butterfly Count is 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 21 (weather permitting). All ages and experience levels are welcome. Advance reservations are required. Call (803) 776-4396. nps.gov/cong

LAKE MURRAY ASSOCIATION: Ladies Day on the Lake, June 17 at the Lighthouse Marina, 1925 Johnson Marina Road, Chapin. Women will learn about boating safety and trailer backing. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Cost is $35. (803) 331-8355; lakemurrayassociation.org

SESQUICENTENNIAL STATE PARK: Guided trail run, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, 9564 Two Notch Road. The 3.5-mile run with a ranger will teach participants about the trail system. Free with park admission. Register by Monday by emailing sesqui@scprt.com. Participants should meet at the Mountain Bike Trailhead and are encouraged to bring water. Adults must accompany children 15 and younger. (803) 788-2706; SouthCarolinaParks.com

U.S. COAST GUARD AUXILIARY BOATING SAFETY CLASS: “About Boating Safety,” 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. June 21 at Flotilla Island, 2390 Johnson Marina Road, Chapin. The course is certified by SC DNR; successful graduates will be awarded the South Carolina Boater Education Card. Students younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Fee is $30 per person. Register by June 19. Call Kent McCoin at (803) 364-2911 or (803) 318-0071; or email f1203boatclassreservations@yahoo.com. Registration is also available at dnr.sc.gov/education/boated.html.

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