Get Our for the Run Red Bank 5K

Get out and run around, now that nicer weather is upon us and events are popping up all over Red Bank. This Saturday is the second annual Run Red Bank 5K Run and Walk, benefiting YMCA Youth programs. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18th, and it is a USATF certified Palmetto Grand Prix Series race. The race begins and ends at White Knoll High School, early registration ends on Friday May 17th at 2 p.m., and it is $30; race day registration is $35. Register online at

Join the "PEt Pawty"

The fun isn't restricted to us two-legged creatures, either. On Saturday, May 18th, the Lexington County Recreation and Aging Commission, to support the Meals on Wheels Program, will be hosting a pet friendly event at the Red Bank Horse Arena dubbed the "Pet Pawty." Proceeds of the day's event will benefit seniors and their pets. The Pet Pawty Festival kicks off at 9 a.m. with a pet walk sponsored by Southern Paws and Tails Magazine, and there will be family friendly activities throughout the day including Agility Dog and Fly Ball exhibitions, Victor Carrabotta of Marvel Comics doing pet portraits and caricatures, a petting zoo, inflatables, games such as Cow Bingo, and entertainment including Miss River City Teen 2013. The Pawty goes until 2 p.m., leash your pets and bring them along with the whole family.