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MONDAY: Pinetucky Gun Club will offer its NRA First Steps Pistol Class that includes basics of marksmanship, care and cleaning of your pistol. Class time is 5:30-8:30 p.m and cost is $65. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call Steve Meldrum at (706) 592-4230 or e-mail stevesgun@comcast.net.

SATURDAY: Pinetucky Gun Club will offer “Introduction to Handgun Sport Shooting” with topics such as safe gun handling, competition equipment, drawing, reloading, etc. Class time will begin at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $15. For more information, e-mail pistolclass@csrapistol.com.

FEB. 19: The Sierra Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, Walton Way Extension. Sam Collier from the world-wide Climate Reality Project will speak about climate change. For more information, contact Judy Gordon at gordonjudith@att.net.

FEB. 21: South Carolina Waterfowl Association will hold its CSRA Conservation Dinner at 6 p.m. at Palmetto Terrace, 100 Georgia Avenue, North Augusta. The event includes auctions, raffles, dinner and cocktails. Tickerts are $45 or $60 per couple. For more information, call Austin Taylor at (803) 556-9626.

FEB. 23: A “Protect the Second Amendment Day of Resistance” with speakers and family fun will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Maingun LLC, on Doug Barnard Parkway between Barnyard Flea Market and Bobby Jones Expressway. For more information, e-mail maingun@comcast.net.

FEB. 23: Pinetucky Gun Club will offer a United States Practical Shooting Association Pistol Shoot in which a shooter’s abilities are measured through obstacle-laden courses. The shooter moves, negotiates, runs, covers, and speed reloads through the stage as fast as their skill will allow. If this fast paced shooting sounds like fun, come out and give it a try. The event starts at 8:30 a.m. and costs $5 for members, $12 for non-members, plus USPSA fees. Pistol range will be closed during this event.

MARCH 22-24: The 29th 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 22; from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 24. New and returning major attractions are R.J. and Jay Paul Molinere from the History Channel reality show Swamp People who will be at the 2013 Classic signing autographs. Bwana Jim’s Wildlife Show specializes in reptiles such as snakes, alligators, and turtles, and other animals such as armadillos, wallabies and exotic birds. Stand before the Muzzy 200 Club Monster Buck Display and you will see over 3,000 inches of whitetail antler mass on just twelve bucks. Do you desire to have a well-trained companion at your side hunting or at your feet by the fire? Crown Creek Kennel’s demonstrations are highly education for those who seek to learn more about retriever training. BASS TUB: Come see a 5,500-gallon aquarium stocked with largemouth bass, featuring fishing seminars and casting demonstrations by Keith Johnson. Wood and stone carving by William McKinney: See him use naturally found dead wood and stones to create beautiful art. For more information, call the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Columbia office at (803) 734-4008, e-mail psc@dnr.sc.gov or visit Web site at www.psclassic.com. Admission is $8 and parking is free. Seniors 62 and over get in for $7 while children 10 and under are admitted free.


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