NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations may be required.
Thursday, Oct. 16: Phinizy Swamp Nature Park will hold a Family Discovery Series dinner at 6 p.m. Bring the family and a pre-cooked dinner for a program on nature. Call 828-2109 for details.
Friday , Oct. 24: The deadline for applications for the Corps of Engineers' adult-youth waterfowl hunts at Lake Russell is Oct. 24. Hunts will be held Nov. 15 and Jan. 3 for youths 15 and under. To apply, send name, address, age, phone number and work phone number to: Fred Pless, Russell Resource Office, 4144 Russell Dam Drive, Elberton, Ga., 30635, or call 1-800-944-7207, ext. 3405.
Saturday, Oct. 25: The Ridge Spring, S.C., Harvest Festival will be held in conjunction with the National Wild Turkey Federation's JAKES event. There will be exhibits and programs on flint napping, rock climbing, reptiles, hunter safety and other topics. The event is free and begins at 9 a.m. Call 803-685-5511 for more details.
Monday, Oct. 27: CSRA Flyfishing Association meets at 7:30 p.m. at Brandon Wilde Clubhouse, 4275 Owens Road. Public is welcome. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Saturday Nov. 1: Augusta-Aiken Audubon Society will hold a nature walk through Aiken State Natural Area. Meet at the park office at 9:30 a.m. Calvin Zippler and George Reeves will lead the group. Cost is $4. Call 706-793-2788 for more details.
Sunday, Nov. 7: Phinizy Swamp Nature Park will hold a Family Bike Tour from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Join Andy Jordan on a leisurely, 10-mile ride suitable for all ages and families. Call 828-2109 for details.
The Fort Gordon Sportsman's Club meets the third Thursday night of each month at 6 p.m. The shooting range (14) is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on selected Saturdays for military ID card holders. 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, 4272 Washington Road, Suite 3-B, Evans, Ga., 30809; or fax to (706) 868-9824.