NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations might be required.
Saturday: A guided, two-mile walk through Phinizy Swamp Nature Park will begin at 9:30 a.m. Admission is free. Bring binoculars and bug spray. Call 828-2109 for details.
Sat: An antique fishing tackle show and sale will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Belair Conference Center beside Wingate Inn at Interstate 20 and Belair Road. Appraisals are available for items brought in by the public. Call 706-860-5316 for details.
Tuesday, April 15: The Sierra Club meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Church, Walton Way Extension. The program is Georgia's Adopt-A-Stream project. Public is welcome. Call 863-2324 for details.
Saturday, April 19: The 14th annual Cookin for Kids will be at the Columbia County Exchange Club Fair. The event benefits the Child Enrichment Center and includes game and fish prepared by volunteer chefs, along with free hot dogs and other features. The event is free for everyone who has entered the fair. Call 737-4631 for more details.
Saturday, April 26: A one-day flyfishing school will be at Rivers & Glen in Surrey Center, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with Robert Bryant instructing. Cost is $95. Call 738-4536 to register.
Saturday, April 26: A guided songbird walk will be from 8 to 11 a.m. at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park. Cost is $3 for members and $5 for non-members. Call 828-2109 for more details.
Sunday, April 27: The 16th annual Paddle, Pedal & Party canoe cruise on the Augusta Canal begins at 1 p.m. followed by a barbecue and cookout at Enterprise Mill. Costs are $40 for canoes, $20 for cyclists and $15 for barbecue only. Call 823-0440 for reservations.
The Fort Gordon Sportsman's Club meets the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. The shooting range (14) is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on selected Saturdays for military ID card holders. Call Fred Perry at 791-5078 for details.