OUTDOORS CALENDAR

August 18, 2013 

ADVENTURE CAROLINA: Whitewater class, 11 a.m. today, tube launch, noon, 1 p.m. today and 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Saturday; Congaree trip, 2 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Saturday; stand up paddleboard, 3 p.m. today. Congaree social, 6 p.m. Wednesday. After-work kayak trip, 5:45 p.m. Thursday. Saluda River trip, 5:45 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday. 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 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

DREHER ISLAND STATE PARK: Lexington County Law Enforcement Officers Association sixth annual Bass Tournament, Sept. 18, 3677 State Park Road, Prosperity. Late registration at 6 a.m.; participants meeting at 6:30 a.m.; tournament at safe light with weigh-in at 3 p.m. First place is $1,000. Registration is $100 per team; $125 after Sept. 1. (803) 951-4641; lcleoa.org

SANTEE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE: Hunter education classes will be held Sept. 7 and Oct. 5 at the visitor center, 2125 Fort Watson Road, Summerton. The S.C. Hunter Education Class is recommended for students 12 and older with good reading and comprehension skills who have some firearm and hunting knowledge or experience. Register by calling the S.C. Department of Natural Resources at (800) 830-2268.

RIVERBANKS ZOO AND GARDEN: International Vulture Awareness Day, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 31. Learn about the importance of these scavengers of the skies through hands-on activities, crafts, games and more. Participation is free for zoo members or paid general admission. (803) 779-8717; riverbanks.org

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