Fayetteville Technical Community College Volleyball Open Gym / Tryouts: Join us on April 26, from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. at the Freedom Courts Sports Plex. Must be a high school senior or have already graduated. Must have a copy of a current sports physical. Contact Coach Moe Licardo with any questions by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 286-6098.
Bull Riding on the Farm: Each Sunday, Shady Acres Rodeo, a self sustaining farm, hosts a bull-riding event. Bring your friends and Family out to enjoy watching some bull riding (or take your own turn on a bull). Event times fluctuate from week to week. Call ahead at 919-669-6820 or visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ShadyAcresRodeo/ for times.
Yoga in the Garden: Cape Fear Botanical Garden and YMCA of the Sandhills have partnered together for Yoga in the Garden, Wednesday. Grab a yoga mat and rejuvenate at a peaceful yoga session in the beautiful Orangery at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday. 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.
Free for CFBG members and YMCA of the Sandhills members; $5 for guests. Register at https://form.jotform.com/72145997990978 or stop by CFBG. Pre-registration is required.
Tai Chi for Health: Practice this flowing Eastern exercise with instructor Rich Martin while overlooking the garden every Tuesday at the Cape Fear Botanical Gardens from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Tai Chi is best practiced in loose, comfortable clothing. Dress for the weather as the class may be held outside. Bring a water bottle. All levels and walk-ins are available. Admission to the class is $17 for non-garden members, $15 for garden members.
GLObal RUN 5K: The 6th annual GLObal RUN 5K will be a glow run! The run will be held April 21. Packet pickup is April 20 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and on race day from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Each participant will get a t-shirt, a glow bracelet and a glow necklace. This event is in support of Gray’s Creek Middle School’s global focus and student travel. This year’s scholarship recipients are traveling to China in summer 2019.
12th annual Ribbon Walk & Run for Cancer: This April 21 event includes a 5k run/walk course and a one-mile route that follows Linear Park, toward the Market House, onto Hay Street and finishing at Festival Park. Money raised supports the Cape Fear Valley Cancer Treatment and CyberKnife Center. Proceeds benefit cancer center patients by providing gas vouchers, medication assistance, free mammograms for the uninsured, wig vouchers, art therapy, yoga and other programs. For more info please go to: bit.ly/rw-registration, or call 615-1285.
18th annual John E. Norman Cinco de Mayo 5k & 10k Road Race: Celebrate May 5 by pounding the pavement. This course passes by many downtown landmarks, including the Market House, the Dogwood Trail, the Airborne & Special Operations Museum and Freedom Memorial Park.
Color Run 5K: Less about your 10-minute-mile and more about having the time of your life! The Color Run is a five-kilometer, un-timed race in which thousands of participants, or “Color Runners”, are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer. The run will take place at the Colisuem starting at 9:00 a.m. on May 19. With only two rules, the idea is easy to follow:
Wear white at the starting line Finish plastered in color! The fun continues after Color Runners complete the race with an unforgettable Finish Festival. This larger than life party is equipped with music, dancing and massive color throws, which create millions of vivid color combinations. Trust us, this is the best post-5k party on the planet!