Outdoors calendar

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

Tuesday: The Sierra Club's Savannah River group will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Church, Walton Way Extension, Augusta. Sarah Keen and Sam Booher will present a program on the Sierra Club's Cool Cities initiative, which Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver recently signed, to help reduce greenhouse gases. The meeting is open to the public and refreshments will be served. Call Sam Booher at (706) 863-2324 for more information.

Saturday: A concealed weapons permit class for South Carolina residents will be held at Carolina Star Gun and Hunt Club. Contact Robert Brewer at robcarbrewer@bellsouth.net or (803) 649-9972 for information and registration.

Saturday: Pinetucky Gun Club will hold an ATA trap shoot at 10 a.m., open to all but you must join the ATA. There will be three events, including singles, handicap, & doubles. Cost is $21 plus fees per event. Call (706) 592-4230 for more details.

Oct. 27: Volunteers are needed for the annual Rivers Alive Community-Wide Waterways Clean-Up from 9 a.m.-noon along more than a dozen local streams. In all, 13 teams are being assembled for the removal of litter and other unwanted objects along Betty's Branch, Butler Creek, Euchee Creek, Horse Creek, Jones Creek, Lake Olmstead, Augusta Canal, Raes Creek, Reed Creek, Rocky Creek, Spirit Creek, the Savannah River and other water bodies. Volunteers will receive a Rivers Alive T-shirt and directions to the celebration picnic. For more details, call Frank Carl at (706) 364-5253.

Oct. 27: Pinetucky Gun Club will hold a .22 rimfire bench rest rifle match at 9 a.m. Cost will be $15 for adults and $10 for 16 and under, includes lunch. Call (706) 592-4230 for more details.

Oct. 28: A NRA first step pistol orientation class will be held at Carolina Star Gun and Hunt Club. Cost is $60. Contact Ed Majzlik (NRA Certified Instructor) at edmajzlik@atlanticbb.net or (803) 641-1742.

Oct. 28: An ATA Registered Trap Shoot will be held at Carolina Star Gun and Hunt Club. Shooting will start at 10 a.m. Contact Peggy Crockett at (803) 640-0878 or carolinak80@aol.com for information.

Nov. 3: A benefit Fun Shoot for the Scholastic Clay Target Program will be held at Carolina Star Gun and Hunt Club. Individuals or squads of five shooters are invited. Cost is $40 per shooter. Registration by Oct. 27 is requested. Shooting will start at 9 a.m. Contact Ed Majzlik at edmajzlik@atlanticbb.net or (803) 641-1742.

Nov. 9-11: Hickory Knob State Resort Park and the National Wild Turkey Federation are offering a Women in the Outdoors Weekend featuring archery, fishing, skeet shooting, hunting, hiking and kayaking, as well as camping, outdoor crafts and cooking and lawn and garden sessions. Cost is $135 for classes, meals, functions and a membership in Women in the Outdoors. The cost with lodging (in a cabin or lodge room) is $200 per person. For more information, go to www.hickoryknobresort.com or call Janet Wheatley at (864) 391-5380 or (800) 491-1764.

Nov. 16-17: A muzzleloader hunt limited to 100 hunters will be held at Bussey Point in Lincoln County. Bag limit is two does and one quality buck (four points or more on one side or a 15-inch or greater outside spread). For details, call Ken Boyd at (800) 533-3478, ext. 1159.

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


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