Get the clubs out: The next Commanding General’s Pay Day Golf Scramble is scheduled for July 7, at Ryder Golf Course. Registration is at 10:30 a.m. for a noon shotgun start with a meal following the tournament. The event is open to the public and is an 18-hole scramble. A tie for the championship will be settled by a scorecard playoff beginning with the #1 handicap hole. Entry fee is $140 per team or $35 per person, and fees include green and cart fees, range balls before tournament, meal with trimmings and refreshments, as well as prizes and awards ceremony. For more information, call 396-3980.
Drive, Chip and Putt: A free, nationwide junior golf program for boys and girls, ages 7 to 15 that focuses on the three fundamental skills of the game — driving, chipping and putting. Sign up for the local qualifier by going to www.drivechipandputt.com. Local Qualifying: Stryker Golf Course, Sunday. Subregional Qualifying: Grandover Resort in Greensboro, North Carolina, and Regional Qualifying: Pinehurst, North Carolina.
Yoga in the Garden: Cape Fear Botanical Garden and YMCA of Sandhills, have partnered for Yoga in the Garden, Wednesday, at 6 p.m. Grab a yoga mat and come rejuvenate at a peaceful yoga session in the beautiful Orangery. Come improve flexibility, build strength, ease tension, and relax through posture and breathing techniques for beginners and experts alike. Bring a yoga mat, a water bottle, and an open mind to enjoy this all-levels class. The class is free for YMCA of the Sandhills and Cape Fear Botanical Garden members and is $5/session for non-members. Call 486-0221 ex. 36 or stop by the garden to register. Pre-registration is required.
Friday Fight Night: Come out for a night of fun and help support Children of the Fallen Project, a group formed to help children of men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Anyone can participate, July 21, at 7:30 p.m. Extensive boxing experience is not allowed. This is for fun. Advance tickets available at Sports USA. Open to the public. Cost is $10.
Fort Bragg 5K Walk/Run: The next Fort Bragg 5K is July 22, at Longstreet and Reilly roads, near Hedrick Stadium. The event is free and open to Department of Defense card holders and their guests. No registration required. Strollers and dogs are welcome. There will be a raffle for gifts and prizes at 10 a.m., as well as Wellness and Healthy Living vendors.
Firecracker Four-Miler: Come out for the Fourth Annual Firecracker 4 miler in the All American City! The course is designed as a historic tour of downtown Fayetteville. Competitive runners, recreational runners, walkers, kids, strollers and dogs are all invited. The course starts and finishes on the streets of Fayetteville at the intersection of Walter and Hillsboro streets, which is located between the North Carolina State Veterans Park and the Airborne and Special Operations Museum. For more information, or to register, visit www.runsignup.com/Race/NC/Fayetteville/Firecracker4Miler.
3rd Annual African World Peace Festival 5K Road Race and Walk: This event, held July 15, is a fund raiser for the Loving Hands International and the Cultural and Heritage Alliance. Fun parts of the celebration include a parade highlighting the different cultures, fashions, music, drumming and dancing performers, arts/craft displays, special African cuisine, health and wellness (free screening), as well as Family-oriented activities and education. The 5K race starts at 8 a.m.