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SATURDAY: The Augusta Museum of History and the Augusta Archaeological Society will hold an Archeology Day at the 1797 Ezekiel Harris House, 1822 Broad Street, Augusta. Archaeologists will identify and classify prehistoric and historic artifacts and collections; Paleo-Indian and Dalton period projectile points will be formally recorded; and artifacts from local historic sites will be on display. Admission is free.

SATURDAY: The annual Pendleton King Park Plant Swap and Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the park, 1600 Troupe Street, Augusta. Participants share and trade and experts are available to answer questions. For more information, call (706) 228-3559.

MAY 12: The Clark Hill Striper Club and Mistletoe State Park will play host to a Striper Extravaganza at Mistletoe 1-2:30 p.m. The event will include a weigh-in, seminars on rigging and the use of live and artificial baits, fish cleaning and taste testing. For more information, call Bill Tinley at (706) 760-8210.

MAY 12: A Kids Fishing Derby will be held at Lake Russell at the Calhoun Falls Bank Fishing Area, located between the Highway 72 Bridge and Calhoun Falls, S.C. Registration is from 8- 8:30 a.m. Fishing hours are from 8-11:00 a.m., followed by a 45-minute water safety program. The event concludes with a hot dog lunch and prizes beginning at noon. A free lunch will be provided for all participants ages 15 and under. Children 15 and under are not required to have a fishing license. For additional information, please call Park Ranger Erin Parnell at (800) 944-7207 or (706) 213-3407.

MAY 12: The Fourth annual Savannah River Classic benefiting the Lower Savannah River Alliance will be held at the old South Carolina welcome center building on U.S. Hwy. 301 in Allendale County, S.C. Registration is $75 per boat for 2 anglers and includes an event T-shirt and barbecue ticket. Weigh-ins begin at 3 p.m. with an awards ceremony at 6 p.m. For more information, call (803) 584-7363.

MAY 25-27: Appling Archers will play host to its 2012 Bow Hunters Festival at its pavilion and meeting site near Appling, Ga., with competitive archery, family dining and camping events, entertainment and fellowship. For more information, contact Charles Newsome at (706) 836-1513, or visit www.applingarchers.com.


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