Get the clubs out: The next Commanding General’s Pay Day Golf Scramble is scheduled for Sept. 8, 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.

Swim clinic: Improve overall racing performance with Olympic gold medalist Katie Meili, Monday, at Westover Recreation Center in Fayetteville. Learn from her and work on the key components to racing faster. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to train with an Olympic swimmer. Meili will teach during two sessions designed for swimmers of all ages and abilities. Ages 11 and under will have check-in from 9 to 9:30 a.m. and class from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Ages 12 and older will have check-in from 1 to 1:30 p.m. and class from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. For more information, or to register, visit

Back to School Bowling: Families are invited to Airborne and Dragon Lanes for a fun bowling event, Aug. 19, from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost is $5, and includes a hot dog, 16 ounce soda, one game, shoe rental and backpack with school supplies (while supplies last). The event is open to kids ages 5 to 16. Dollar shoe rental and dollar games will be available for parents and siblings.

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, Aug. 18, 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 Aug. 26, 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.

5K Fun Pup Run/Walk: Families can join Fleet Feet Sports Runners Spot in Haymount with their furry friends for a 5K Pup Run, Aug. 26. They will have an alternate one mile route option and a doggy talent show. Naturally Unleashed will provide the talent show winner with a goodie bag. This is a Family and kid-friendly event. Runners/walkers of all levels are welcome. Talent show starts at 3:30 p.m. and run/walk kicks off at 4 p.m. Please bring pets that are up-to-date on vaccines and non-aggresive. Fleet Feet Sports Runners Spot will not be liable for any incidents during the event.

USO of NC 5K Bridge Run: Join the USO of North Carolina for the USO of NC 5K Bridge Run in partnership with the Town of Spring Lake, Sept. 16. Race day begins and ends at the Spring Lake Recreation Center with fun and games for the whole Family! This 5K will traverse the new Poe Street bridge which crosses over Highway 87. Runners, walkers, and strollers welcome; pets are not permitted. The event will celebrate all things military. Visit for more information.