Outdoor calendar for the week beginning August 7 | Outside

Outdoors Calendar publishes submitted information on hunting, fishing, hiking and other outdoor events. Email details to sports@lnpnews.com; send to LNP, Attn: Sports, PO Box 1328, Lancaster, PA 17608-1328; or call 717-291-8666.

ACRES OF CAMP

Acorn Acres Wildlife Rehabilitation wraps up its 2022 Kids Summer Camp series. Each class takes place outdoors from 2-4 p.m. and is designed for kids (ages 5-12) to use their senses to make sense of things. Grow As We Go, slated for August 21, is the final summer program. For more information, Acorn Acres is at PO Box 201, Millersville, PA, 17551. Contact the group by phone at 717-327-4811, or by email at info@AcornAcresWR.com.

GUN SAFETY

Conewago Rod and Gun Club: The organization will hold gun safety training, offering a basic pistol course on September 11 and October 9. All classes are taught by NRA certified instructors. Due to the nature of these programs, class sizes are limited to eight participants. Minors are welcome when accompanied by a parent or guardian. All K-12 teachers will receive an 80% discount on these firearms lessons. The Basic Pistol Course is designed for people who have little or no experience with a handgun. The eight-hour course will teach beginning shooters the fundamental skills needed to own and use a handgun safely and responsibly. It will include classroom and range instruction. Contact the instructor via email at training@conewagogunclub.org with questions and registration information.

MIDDLE CREEK WILDLIFE ART EXHIBITION

Middle Creek Wildlife Art Exhibit will be back this year from Friday August 5th to Sunday August 7th at the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area Visitor Center, 100 Museum Road, Stevens. The exhibit features hundreds of original paintings and fine art prints from 25 of the state’s best-known wildlife artists. The show is free and the times are as follows: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The show returns after a two-year hiatus due to Covid-19 restrictions and building renovations. An original elk print by featured artist Sheree Daugherty will be raffled off, as will the 2022 Working Together for Wildlife and Pennsylvania Duck Stamp prints. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Wildlands Preservation Fund’s land acquisition program. The Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Operation Game Thief trailer will be on hand, as will other Game Commission staff to answer questions. Food will be available for purchase. For more information, call 717-733-1512 or email middlecreek@pa.gov.

SUNDAY AUGUST. seven

• Governor Dick Environmental Center: Music on the porch Bluegrass Jam, pickers welcome. Bring your instruments. Free event at the Environmental Center, 3283 Pinch Road, Mount Gretna, 1-4 p.m. Bring a lawn chair. Will be held indoors if it rains. Call 717-964-3808 or email Governordick@hotmail.com for more information and to register.

Public hikes, led by the Lancaster Hiking Club: At 1:00 p.m. (departure around 1:15 p.m.), meet at Buchanan Park, corner of Race and Buchanan Avenues, Lancaster, for a moderately strenuous 5-mile hike to Susquehannock State Park. For more information, go online to lancasterhikingclub.com.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST. ten

Fish and game from Colombia: The club, at 4339 Fairview Road, Columbia, will hold weekly public sessions from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Wednesday. For more information, visit the club’s website at columbiafishandgame.org.

• Lancaster County Parks: “A Walk Through the Native Wildflower Meadow” is a nature hike for all ages from 1-2:30 p.m. at Muhlenberg Meadow. Join naturalist Lisa J. Sanchez for a walk to get a closer look at the scary critters, beautiful ruffles, and lush variety of flowers that surround us. The price is $3 per person. Register online or call 717-295-2055 to register and prepay by noon August 9.

• Mannheim Athletes’ Association: Public trap shooting practice will be held each Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. on the club grounds at 552 Oak Tree Road, Manheim. For more information, call 717-917-3174.

THURSDAY AUGUST. 11

• Lancaster County Parks: “Full Moon Walk: The Corn Moon” is a nature walk for all ages scheduled from 8:30-9:30 p.m. at 548 Golf Road, Lancaster. Join naturalist Lisa J. Sanchez for a walk under the full corn moon along a cornfield, stream, and native wildflower meadow. The price is $2 per person. Register online or call 717-295-2055 to register and prepay by noon August 10.

• Mannheim Athletes’ Association: The club, at 552 Oak Tree Road, Manheim, will hold its monthly meeting, held on the second Thursday of each month, from 7 p.m. For more information, go online to manheimsportsmansassoc.org.

• Association of heavenly sportsmen: The club, located at 36 Sportsman Drive (near Belmont Road), Paradise, hosts trap sessions open to the public from 5-8 p.m. every Thursday. For information and updates, go online to paradisesportsmansassn.com.

FRIDAY AUGUST. 12

Governor Dick Environmental Center: Story Forest – Ssssnake story time and a craft for kids of all ages. Meet at the Environmental Center, 3283 Pinch Road, Mount Gretna, at 10:30 a.m. The event is $5 per child, child members are free. For more information, call 717-964-3808 or email Governordick@hotmail.com.

• Lancaster County Parks: Edible insects – August is a great month to see, hear and eat insects. At Lodge #11 from 10-11:30 a.m., naturalist Lisa J. Sanchez will teach about edible and inedible insects while exploring a variety of habitats. Crickets and mealworms will then be cooked for everyone for lunch. The price is $4 per person. Register online or call 717-295-2055 to register and prepay by noon August 11.

SATURDAY AUGUST. 13

Governor Dick Environmental Center: Nature Journaling Walk – Nature journaling is about observing, really seeing and learning. There will be a short walk to make a unique collection on the pages of the diary. Bring your own newspaper. Meet at the Environmental Center, 3283 Pinch Road, Mount Gretna, 2 p.m. The event is $5, members are free. For more information, call 717-964-3808 or email Governordick@hotmail.com.

• Mannheim Athletes’ Association: Public trap shooting practice will be held each Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the club grounds at 552 Oak Tree Road, Manheim. For more information, call 717-917-3174.

SUNDAY AUGUST. 14

Governor Dick Environmental Center: Fitness Hike – A brisk 4-6 mile hike will start at 8:00 am. Bring water and meet at the Environmental Center, 3283 Pinch Road, Mount Gretna, 2 p.m. The event is free. For more information, call 717-964-3808 or email Governordick@hotmail.com.

Public hikes, led by the Lancaster Hiking Club: At 1:00 p.m. (departure around 1:15 p.m.), meet at Buchanan Park, corner of Race and Buchanan Avenues, Lancaster, for a hike at a site to be determined. For more information, go online to lancasterhikingclub.com.

MONDAY AUGUST. 15

Fish and game from Colombia: The club, at 4339 Fairview Road, Columbia, will hold its monthly membership meeting from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit the club’s website at columbiafishandgame.org.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST. 17

Fish and game from Colombia: The club, at 4339 Fairview Road, Columbia, will hold weekly public sessions from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. each Wednesday. For more information, visit the club’s website at columbiafishandgame.org.

• Mannheim Athletes’ Association: Public trap shooting practice will be held each Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. on the club grounds at 552 Oak Tree Road, Manheim. For more information, call 717-917-3174.

THURSDAY AUGUST. 18

• St. Petersburg Sportsmen’s Association: The monthly meeting of club members will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 2897 Greystone Road, East Petersburg. Open to all members, new applicants and guests. Weather permitting, meetings are held in the parking lot. For more information, go online to eastpetersburgsportsman.com.

• Association of heavenly sportsmen: The club, located at 36 Sportsman Drive (near Belmont Road), Paradise, hosts trap sessions open to the public from 5-8 p.m. every Thursday. For information and updates, go online to paradisesportsmansassn.com.

FRIDAY AUGUST. 19

• Governor Dick Environmental Center: Story Forest – Squirrel story time and activities and craft for kids of all ages. Meet at the Environmental Center, 3283 Pinch Road, Mount Gretna, at 10:30 a.m. The event is $5 per child, child members are free. For more information, call 717-964-3808 or email Governordick@hotmail.com.

SUNDAY AUGUST. 21

Governor Dick Environmental Center: Golden Eagle hikers (50+) are welcome to hike two to three miles at a slower pace starting at 1:30 p.m. Wear sturdy shoes. There are rocks and hills. Bring water for the hike, which is free. The Governor Dick Environmental Center is located at 3283 Pinch Rd. in Mount Gretna. For questions, email Governordick@hotmail.com or call 717-964-3808.

• Public hikes, led by the Lancaster Hiking Club: At 1:00 p.m. (departing around 1:15 p.m.), meet at Buchanan Park, corner of Race and Buchanan Avenues, Lancaster, for a moderately strenuous 6.2-mile hike in SGL 156 at State Game Lands East of Cornwall. For more information, go online to lancasterhikingclub.com.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST. 24

Fish and game from Colombia: The club, at 4339 Fairview Road, Columbia, will hold weekly public sessions from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. each Wednesday. For more information, visit the club’s website at columbiafishandgame.org.

• Mannheim Athletes’ Association: Public trap shooting practice will be held each Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. on the club grounds at 552 Oak Tree Road, Manheim. For more information, call 717-917-3174.

THURSDAY AUGUST. 25

• Association of heavenly sportsmen: The club, located at 36 Sportsman Drive (near Belmont Road), Paradise, hosts trap sessions open to the public from 5-8 p.m. every Thursday. For information and updates, go online to paradisesportsmansassn.com.

SUNDAY AUGUST. 28

Public hikes, led by the Lancaster Hiking Club: At 1:00 p.m. (departure around 1:15 p.m.), meet at Buchanan Park, corner of Race and Buchanan Avenues, Lancaster, for a moderate to strenuous 5+ mile hike with hills and water crossings at Susquehannock State Park. For more information, go online to lancasterhikingclub.com.

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