Originally created 05/27/01

Outdoors calendar



NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations may be required.

Monday: The CSRA Flyfishing Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Brandon Wilde Clubhouse, Owens Road, Evans. The program will be "Backpacking the Wind River Range."

June 2: The Southern Off-Road Bicycling Association will sponsor a cookout in conjunction with the opening of a mountain bike trail at Hickory Knob State Park beginning at 10 a.m.. Call 278-6177 for information on the National Trails Day event.

June 2: A Kids Fishing Derby will be held at the Mayor's Fishing Hole on Lock and Dam Road near Bush Field. Registration is at 7:30 a.m., and fishing begins at 8 a.m. The event is free for children. The lake is stocked with catfish. Call 821-1831 for information.

June 2, June 9 and June 16: A three-day fishing class for youth, sponsored by Southern Outdoorsmen, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at American Sportsman outfitters on Washington Road in Martinez.

June 2: A free guided tour of Phinizy Swamp Nature Park will begin at 9:30 a.m. The 2 1/2 -mile hike over mild terrain includes views of wetlands and riverine habitat. Call 828-2109 for more information.

June 4: Storytime at the Swamp, for children 6 and under, will be held at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park. The event is free. Bring bug spray. Call 828-2109 for information.

June 9: A Kids Fishing Derby will begin at 8 a.m. at Clay Pit Lakes 2 and 3 at Fort Gordon. Fishing for stocked catfish is free for children 15 and under. Prizes will be awarded. Signs will be posted with directions from Gates 1 and 5. Call 791-8953 for information.

June 14: The third annual Swamp Soiree, a benefit for Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hale and Lelia Barrett's house on the Savannah River. Tickets are $55 per person. Call 828-2109 for information.

June 25: The CSRA Flyfishing Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Brandon Wilde Clubhouse, Owens Road, Evans. The speaker will be Lisa Kline of the Chattahoochie River fisheries program. Call 863-7356 for information.

July 23: The CSRA Flyfishing Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Brandon Wilde Clubhouse, Owens Road, Evans. The program will be presented by Hiawassee Outfitters. Call 863-7356 for information.

To Submit an item for the Outdoors Calendar, send to: Robert Pavey, The Augusta Chronicle, Columbia County Office, 4143 Columbia Road, Suite B, Martinez, Ga., 30907; or fax to (706) 868-9824.