Originally created 04/09/06

Outdoors calendar



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

SUNDAY: Fishing With Ralph Barbee airs at 2 p.m. on UPN Augusta, including Knology Ch. 7 and Comcast Ch. 21.

SATURDAY: Naturalist and musician Okefenokee Joe will present his Earth Day Every Day message, using his collection of wild snakes as ambassadors, at North Augusta's Earth Day Celebration at Lyons Field from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. His program will begin at noon and last about 40 minutes.

APRIL 18: The Sierra Club's Savannah River group will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, Walton Way Extension. Wayne Gray of Fairway Ford will present a program on hybrid cars. The public is welcome. Call (706) 650-8314 for more details.

APRIL 22: Phinizy Swamp Nature Park will hold the 5th Annual Swamp Stomp 5K in conjunction with Earth Day events. Race activities begin at 8 a,m. Register at www.active.com or call (706) 828-2109.

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 e-mail Tim_Keyes@dnr.state.ga.us.

- The Fort Gordon Sportsman's Club meets the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. More information: Fred Perry at (706) 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.