Outdoors calendar for the Midlands, Feb 3

February 3, 2013 

ADVENTURE CAROLINA: Congaree National Park Trip, noon, today and Feb. 17; Ski Trip to Catalooche Mountains, 6 a.m.-10 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and Congaree River Trip, 2 p.m. today and Saturday, 1107 State St., Cayce. Reservations and fitting for any rental equipment must be made at least 48 hours in advance. (803) 796-4505, adventurecarolina.com

CAROLINA RIVER CONNECTION: Basic canoe, sea/rec and whitewater kayak instruction and rentals. Five different guided trips for all levels of paddlers including half day, full day and overnight trips. Meals are provided, and ages 8 and under paddle for free. Paddle the Saluda, Congaree, Edisto and Enoree Rivers. (803) 917-3920; www.carolinariverconnection.com

CENTRAL CAROLINA CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION: Annual banquet, 6 p.m. March 7 at the National Guard Armory, Bluff Road. The event features raffles, door prizes and silent and live auctions. Call for tickets, (803) 796-3886; (803) 351-9850

CONGAREE NATIONAL PARK: February Guided Programs: Better with Age, 11 a.m. today, Feb. 9 and 10; Eternal Cypress, 2 p.m. Feb. 9, 16 and 23; Moonlight Creatures, 6 p.m. Feb. 22; Nature Discovery, 9:30 a.m. Feb. 9, 16 and 23; Treek Trek, 2 p.m. today and Feb. 10 and 10 a.m. Feb. 17; and Weston Lake Wilderness Hike, 1:30 p.m. Feb. 17, bring snacks and water. Canoe tour reservations are taken by phone only. Call (803) 776-4396, ext. 0, to speak with a ranger. Voice mail or email reservations will not be accepted. Harry Hampton Visitor Center park hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. The park is at 100 National Park Road, Hopkins. (803) 776-4396; nps.gov/cong

RIVERFRONT PARK: The north end of the walking trail, near Broad River Bridge, will be closed until Thursday. (803) 545-3100

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