Originally created 01/22/06

Outdoors calendar



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

TODAY: The 10th annual Atlanta Fly Fishing Festival will be held at Gwinnett Center in Duluth with displays, guides, classes, tips and trips, boats and new products. Admission is $10, children under 13 free. Call (770) 623-4966 or visit www.castlow.com.

MONDAY: The CSRA Flyfishing Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 3185 Wheeler Road. Kevin Howell of Davidson Outfitters will discuss fishing opportunities. Visitors welcome.

TUESDAY & THURSDAY: A beginner's fly tying class will be held at Rivers & Glen Trading Co., Surrey Center, with another session Feb. 28. Cost for three sessions is $75. Call (706) 738-4536 for details.

JAN. 29: An archery tournament will be held at Fort Gordon's shooting range 14. Call (706) 791-5078 for more details.

JAN. 31: A three-part flyfishing class taught by Dacre Stoker and Carl H. Beyer will be held at Rivers & Glen Trading Co., Surrey Center, with other sessions Feb. 2 and Feb. 4. Cost for all three sessions is $150. Call (706) 738-4536 for details.

FEB. 11: Carolina Star Gun & Hunt Club will co-sponsor a benefit clays shoot for Easter Seals in cooperation with ESA Service Sorority. Shooting begins at 9 a.m. For information and to register, call Peggy Crockett at (803) 649-0878 or e-mail to carolinaK80@aol.com.

FEB. 12 & MARCH 12: A Women's Pistol Shoot will be held at Carolina Star Gun & Hunt Club in Windsor, S.C., at 2 p.m. All women 16 and older are welcome. For information, call Peggy Crockett at (803) 649-0878 or e-mail to carolinaK80@aol.com.

FEB. 20: The Savannah River Sail & Power Squadron will offer its Boating Safety Course at West Marine, Bobby Jones Expressway. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. Other classes will be Feb. 27, March 6 and March 16, beginning at 7 p.m. Cost is $25 and $10 for additional family members. Call (706) 863-2043 for more details.

April 23: Georgia's First Youth Birding Competition will be held at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center. For details, call Tim Keyes at (478) 994-1438 or Tim_Keyes@dnr.state.ga.us or visit www.georgiawildlife.com, and click "Nongame Animals & Plants."

- The Fort Gordon Sportsman's Club meets the third Thursday night of each month at 6 p.m. 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; email to rob.pavey@augustachronicle.com; or fax to (706) 868-9824.