Originally created 03/12/06


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

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

THURSDAY: Wear your green for a family presentation on St. Patrick's friend, the snake. Learn all about this reptile, and see several species up close and personal at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park. Call (706) 828-2109 for information.

MARCH 21: Charlotte Christy, kayaker and botany professor, will present a program on kayaking Prince William Sound, Alaska, to the local Sierra Club. The 7:30 p.m. meeting is open to the public at the Unitarian Universalist Church, Walton Way Extension. Call (706) 650-8314 for details.

MARCH 24-26: The 22nd Annual Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic will be held at S.C. State Fairgrounds in Columbia. with attractions that include Twiggy The Water Skiing Squirrel, Okefenokee Joe, Roark Ferguson and Joe Kelly's North American Wildlife and Southern whitetail collections. Call (803) 734-4008 or visit www.psclassic.com.

MARCH 25: An open team bass tournament will be held at Wildwood Park, with proceeds going to the Victoria Robinson Foundation to benefit victims of congenital heart disease. Entry fee $70 per boat. Pre-registration allowed until Monday. Mail entry fees with application to the Victoria Robinson Foundation, P.O. Box 324, Gracewood, GA 30812. Call (706) 771-1524 for more details.

MARCH 31-APRIL 1: A primitive weapons turkey hunt will be held at the Corps of Engineers' Bussey Point Wilderness Area at Thurmond Lake. Each hunt is limited to 10 hunters chosen by random drawing, application deadline is March 17. For details, contact Lori Brewster, (800) 533-3478, ext. 119.

APRIL 3-7: The Augusta Canal Interpretive Center will hold a Spring Break Day Camp for children in grades 3-5. Activities include Petersburg boat trips, flatwater canoe lessons on Lake Olmstead and hiking the canal towpath. Cost is $160. Call (706) 823-0440, ext. 4 to register.

- The Fort Gordon Sportsman's Club meets the third Thursday night of each month at 6 p.m. For 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, 4272 Washington Road, Suite 3-B, Evans, Ga., 30809; email to rob.pavey@augustachronicle.com; or fax to (706) 868-9824.


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