NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations may be required.
April 16: A slide show on ravel through the American West will be featured at the Sierra Club's 7:30 p.m. meeting at the Unitarian Church, Walton Way Extension. The public is welcome. Call 863-2324.
April 16: A Coast Guard Auxiliary class on boating skills will be offered at 7 p.m. at the Boathouse Old Marina. Topics include boat construction, safety, navigation and legal matters. Call 860-9477 for details.
April 20: A 5K Earth Day Run will begin at 8 a.m. at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, with exhibits and other activities scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 828-2109 for more details.
April 21: Fort Gordon Sportsmans Club will hold a crappie tournament from daylight to 2 p.m. at Butler Reservoir. Call 791-5078 for information.
April 25: Phinizy Swamp Nature Park will host a family dinner from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Bring your family and a pre-cooked picnic dinner to the Pharmacia Pavilion. The program, 'Bird Migration," begins at 6:30 p.m.
April 26-27:The Augusta Aiken Audubon Society hosts Bird-A-Thon 2002 with two days of organized birding tours. Call 803-827-0781 for details.
April 27: An antique fishing tackle show and sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Coliseum, 630 Assembly St., Columbia, S.C. Call David Lindsay, 803-951-2192 for information.
April 27: A full-moon nature hike will be held from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park. Advance registration required. Call 828-2109 for information.
April 28: The Augusta Canal Cruise & Cookout begins at 1 p.m. at Enterprise Mill. Tickets are $40 and include bus to headgates, canoe and equipment and barbecue dinner. Call 823-0440.
May 4: A Warbler Walk along the Augusta Canal sponsored by the Augusta Aiken Audubon Society will depart from Popeye's restaurant on Walton Way at 8 a.m. Anne Waters, 793-2788, will lead the group.
May 5: Fort Gordon Sportsmans Club will hold a bass tournament from daylight to 2 p.m. Meet at Leitner Lake at daylight. Call 791-5078 for information.
May 18: Audubon's Auction for Education will be held at 7 p.m. at North Augusta Community Center. Food and drink will be provided. Call 827-0781 for more information.
May 19: Fort Gordon Sportsmans Club will hold a bass tournament from daylight to 2 p.m. at Butler Reservoir. Call 791-5078 for information.
June 8: Fort Gordon Sportsmans Club will hold a Kids Fishing Derby from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Clay Pit II and III. Call 791-5078 for information.
The Fort Gordon Sportsman's Club meets on the third Thursday night 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. Cost is $6 per person ($3 to club members). More information: 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