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

SATURDAY: The Edgefield Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will play host to a Women in the Outdoors Beginner Pistol/Basic Personal Protection event at the Wild Turkey Center in Edgefield. The event will include an NRA FIRST Steps pistol class taught by NRA certified instructors. Cost is $125, which includes food, firearms and ammo. To preregister, contact Matt Lindler at (803) 637-3106 or mlindler@nwtf.net.

SATURDAY: The Augusta Museum of History will hold an Arrowheads and Artifacts Fun Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Families are invited to get a close-up look at the prehistory of the CSRA as Museum docents share Native American artifacts from the Touch & See Cart. Grandfather Strongheart, a group of Native American drummers, will share traditional songs from the Kiowa and Ponca people. The film The Southeastern Indian also will be playing in the History Theater. The event is free with regular Museum admission. For nonmembers, the cost is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, $2 for children, and free for children younger than 5. For more information, call (706) 722-8454.

JUNE 14: Augusta-Aiken Audubon Society will hold a field trip to Phinizy Swamp Nature Park. During the summer, this is one of the best places to find painted buntings, one of our most spectacular birds! Meet guide Anne Waters at 8 a.m. at the park's parking lot.

JUNE 23-27: The Augusta Junior Rowing Team will offer a beginner rowing camp for anyone 12-18 who can swim. No experience is needed. Camp location is The Boathouse at 101 Riverfront Drive, Augusta. Cost is $85. For information, call (706) 860-5027 or check out the Web site at AugustaRowingClub.org.

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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