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Today: Pinetucky Gun Club will hold an IDPA Pistol Match at 8:30 a.m. It is open to anyone with a center fire pistol and holster. Cost is $5 for club members and $12 for nonmembers. For more information, call (706) 592-4230.

SATURDAY: America's Boating Course will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fire Station No. 1 at Broad Street and East Boundary in Augusta. Cost is $29, and a family member can share a manual for an additional $15. Lunch is included. The course includes general operation and education, boating safety and boating laws and regulations. The event is sponsored by the Savannah River Sail & Power Squadron. To register, contact Nettie Dumais, (706) 799-2043 or n.dumais@comcast.net.

SATURDAY: Pinetucky Gun Cub will hold a .22 Rimfire Bench Rest Rifle Match beginning with registration at 8 a.m. There will be a regular 50- and 100-yard match, and a "sporter class" match at 50 yards. Cost is $15 for for adults and $10 for 16 and under, and includes lunch; sporter match adds $5. For more information, call (706) 592-4230.

SATURDAY: Mistletoe State Park will hold a Creek Walk from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with a short hike to Cliatt Creek to net some creek critters and learn about aquatic macroinvertebrates. There is a $5 parking fee. For more information, call (706) 541-0321.

JUNE 17: Savannah Riverkeeper will hold an Evening Paddle. The 90-minute tour will launch from the landing at River Island at 6 p.m. Boaters will paddle toward the Fury's Ferry bridge and explore Deep Step, a former cypress swamp that runs alongside the river. Savannah River history and current issues will be discussed. Come enjoy the scenic beauty of the flora and fauna found within this valuable natural resource. Paddlers are encouraged to bring their own boat. Canoe and kayak rentals are available through Broadway Bait and Tackle in Augusta. For more information, call (706) 738-8848 or the Riverkeeper office at (706) 826-8991.

A donation of $15 is requested for each participant.

JUNE 19: Mistletoe State Park will hold a Poop Scoopin' Boogie from 11 a.m. to noon. If you like solving mysteries and want to know "Who's Done It," this will be a fun program for you. Guides will cover basic identification of animal scat and take a scat walk to locate and identify fresh droppings. There is a $5 parking fee. For more information, call (706) 541-0321.

JUNE 19: Pinetucky Gun Club will hold an NRA Women on Target program and ladies day at the range open to females only, ages 16 and over. This course introduces women to the shooting sports. Cost is $15, and pre-registration is required. All firearms, ammunition, eye/ear protection will be provided. The programs begin at 9 a.m. and last until 4 p.m. For more information, call (706) 592-4230.

JUNE 19: America's Boating Course will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sutton Marine, 914 Park Ave. SE, Aiken, S.C. Cost is $29, and a family member can share a manual for an additional $15. Lunch is included. The course includes general operation and education, boating safety and boating laws and regulations. The event is sponsored by the Savannah River Sail & Power Squadron. To register, contact Barry Sroka (803) 642-4418 or capriole@bellsouth.net.

JUNE 19: Mistletoe State Park will hold Lost in The Woods at 7:30 p.m. A panel of experts will share tips for staying safe, avoiding panic, and finding your way home if you're lost in the woods. There will also be tips to help kids if they find themselves separated at the shopping mall or theme park. There is a $5 parking fee. For more information, call (706) 541-0321.

JUNE 19: The Greenwood Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will play host to a Women in the Outdoors event at Parson's Mountain Park in Abbeville with birding, kayaking, outdoor cooking, riflery and sport fishing. Registration deadline is Saturday. For more information, contact Cheryl Cummins at (864) 221-5607 or calmwater kayaktours@msn.com.


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