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TUESDAY: Augusta Locally Grown will hold a “Grow Your Own” Fair from 2-7 p.m. at Augusta Jewish Community Center in Evans. The free event is for anyone interested in edible gardening. Local farmers & other vendors will share their expertise and sell berries bushes, fruit trees and vegetable seedings, as well as services for raised beds, ecological watering, organic manures and backyard poultry. For more information, visit www.augustalocallygrown.org.

THURSDAY: The Augusta-Aiken Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. at North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave. Gary Swint will present “Return of the Wild”, an overview of the history of wolves and their interaction with humans in North America. Visitors are welcome and all meetings and field trips are open to the public.

SATURDAY: The Seventh annual Audubon Trail Ride will be held with a day of organized horseback trail riding at the Silver Bluff Audubon Center and Sanctuary near Jackson, S.C. Silver Bluff’s 3,200 acres of pine forests, bottom land hardwoods, open fields, lakes, streams and ponds provide the perfect setting to ride and enjoy the habitat and wildlife diversity. Morning and afternoon rides are each approximately 7 miles. For questions and registration, call (803) 471-0291. More details and a printable registration form can be found online at www.augustaaikenaudubon.org. Registration deadline is Wednesday.

MARCH 17: An eight-hour South Carolina Concealed Weapons Permit Class will be held at Carolina Star Gun and Hunt Club, Windsor, S.C., starting at 9 a.m. Cost is $100 per student. Contact instructor Ed Majzlik via e-mail at edmajzlik@gmail.com or call (803) 641-1742.

MARCH 23: The Exchange Club of Richmond County and Child Enrichment will hold the Seventh Annual Oyster Roast and Toast to kick off the 23rd Annual Cookin’ for Kids Weekend at Daniel Field Airport from 7-11 p.m. Come and enjoy fresh, steamed, roasted and raw oysters, gumbo, chicken fingers, salad, desserts, cold beer, wine, a live auction and a rockin’ performance by the The Toasters. Admission is $35 per person. For more information, visit www.cookinforkids.com.

MARCH 23-25: The 28th annual Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic will be held at the State Fairgrounds in Columbia. Doors will be open from noon to 8 p.m. Friday, March 23; from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 24; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 25. Visit the Web site: http://www.psclassic.com.

MARCH 27: The National Wild Turkey Federation’s CSRA chapter will hold its heritage banquet at 6 p.m. at Savannah Rapids Pavilion in Columbia County. Doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7:15, and there will be a live auction, silent auction and raffles. Tickets are $65 per person, $110 per couple or $550 for eight-seat business tables. To purchase tickets, call Jeff McGahee at (706) 533-4034.

MARCH 31: An eight-hour South Carolina Concealed Weapons Permit Class will be held at Carolina Star Gun and Hunt Club, Windsor, S.C., starting at 9 a.m. Cost is $100 per student. Contact instructor Ed Majzlik via e-mail at edmajzlik@gmail.com or call (803) 641-1742.

MARCH 31: Columbia County Animal Services Department will hold a low-cost rabies vaccination clinic beginning at 10 a.m. at the county Animal Shelter, 1940 William Few Parkway, near Grovetown. One-year pet vaccinations will be available for $5 until the allotted 150 doses run out. For more information, call (706) 541-4077.

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