Originally created 05/12/02

Outdoors calendar



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

THURSDAY: Georgia Waterfowl Association will hold its annual banquet at 6 p.m. at Savannah Rapids Pavilion with cocktails, auctions and dinner. Tickets are $50 per person or $70 per couple. For reservations, call 849-6824.

FRIDAY: North Augusta's National Wild Turkey Federation chapter will hold its annual banquet at 6 p.m. at North Augusta Community Center. Tickets are $45 per person or $75 per couple. Call 278-7217.

FRIDAY-MAY 19: The 13th annual Southeastern Traditional Archery Championships will be held at Robin Hood Archery Range in Elberton, Ga. Call (706) 283-4878.

SATURDAY: The third annual Audubon Auction for Education will be held at North Augusta Community Center at 6 p.m., with items including canoe trips, bird feeders, books, golf outings and other items. Call (803) 471-9038 for more details.

SATURDAY: Disabled children can enjoy fishing, archery and shooting at Fun & Learn Day sponsored by the National Wild Turkey Federation in Edgefield, S.C. Call (800) THE-NWTF for details.

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.

MAY 21: The Sierra Club's Savannah River group meets at 7:30 p.m. at Unitarian Church on Walton Way Extension. A program on New Zealand will be presented by Dr. Judy Gordon. The public is welcome. Call 863-2324.

MAY 25: An Audubon Society bird-watching trip along the Augusta Levee will begin at 8 a.m. Meet at Popeye's restaurant on Walton Way at Gordon Highway. Call 793-2788 for details.

MAY 27: The CSRA Flyfishing Association meets at 7:30 p.m. at Brandon Wilde Clubhouse on Owens Road in Evans. Carl Hammond-Beyer will discuss streamside entomology.

JUNE 8: A wildlife viewing trip through Phinizy Swamp will begin at 8 a.m. at the Phinizy Swamp Nature Park parking area.

JUNE 15: 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.

July 20: A guided trip to observe endangered Wood Storks at Silver Bluff Audubon Sanctuary will begin at 6:30 p.m. Paul Koehler will be the guide. Call (803) 827-0781 for details.

Aug. 17: A guided trip to observe egrets, other wading birds and the endangered Wood Storks at Silver Bluff Audubon Sanctuary will begin at 8 a.m. Call (803) 827-0781 for details.

THE FORT GORDON Sportsmans Club meets on 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.