Originally created 01/13/02

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 hold the first in a series of rod-building classes at Brandon Wilde Clubhouse, Owens Road, Evans. Call 863-7356 for information.

Tuesday: The Sierra Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Church, 3501 Walton Way. Robyn Jarrett of the Georgia Department of Tourism will discuss local recreation sites. Call 863-2324 for information.

Tuesday-Jan. 27: A series of fly fishing classes involving casting, bugs and flies, knots, etiquette and other topics will be taught at Rivers & Glen in Augusta. The cost for all five classes is $125. Call 738-4536.

Friday: Augusta-Aiken Audubon Society will hold a Savannah Spoils bicycle outing. The group will meet at 9 a.m. in the parking area of the Laurel Wildlife Drive in Savannah National Wildlife refuge. Call Calvin Zippler at (803) 642-2264 for information.

Jan. 22: A class on boating skills and seamanship will begin at 7 p.m. at the Port Authority Building next to the Boathouse Old Marina. Topics include navigation, safety, engines and weather forecasting. Call Norman Daniels at 860-9477 for information.

Jan. 26: A Duck Walk will be held at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park from 9 a.m. to noon to observe wintering waterfowl. Call 828-2109 for information.

Jan. 28: The CSRA Flyfishing Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Brandon Wilde Clubhouse, Owens Road, Evans. Call 863-7356 for information.

Feb. 2: A planning session for Augusta-Aiken Audubon Society members will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Audubon Silver Bluff Sanctuary cabin. Call 827-0781 for information.

Feb. 9: Join the Augusta-Aiken Audubon Society on a winter walk to look for waterfowl and bald eagles at Merry Ponds. Meet at Popeye's restaurant on Walton Way and Gordon Highway at 8 a.m.

Feb. 9, 13 and 16: Fly tying classes will be taught by Alex Williams at Rivers & Glen in Augusta. Cost is $55 per session. Call 738-4536 for information.

Feb. 16, 21 and 26: A flyfishing school emphasizing bream and panfish will be held at Rivers & Glen. Cost is $125. Classes will be repeated March 2-3. Call 738-4536 for information.

March 7-9: The 15th annual Wild Quail Management Seminar will be held at S.C. DNR's Webb Wildlife Center in Hampton County. Registration is $75 and includes meals and lodging. Call (803) 734-4306.

March 23: A free class on saltwater flyfishing for redfish and cobia will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon at Rivers & Glen in Augusta. The instructor is David Murray of Beaufort, S.C. Call 738-4536 for information.

The Fort Gordon Sportsman's Club meets the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. Membership is open to the public. The shooting range (7A) will be open to the public for firing and zeroing in rifles. A 3-D archery range also is available. The cost is $6 per person ($3 to club members). For more information, call Fred Perry at 791-5078.

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