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FRIENDS OF HARBISON STATE FOREST'S TAKE A KID MOUNTAIN BIKING DAY: On-site registration, 9 a.m. Oct. 3, 5500 Broad River Road. Program includes riding skills instruction and escorted rides on trails. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Helmets are mandatory for all participants. Advance registration recommended; forms available online. (803) 896-8890; www.friendsofhsf.org

WILD FLOWER WALK AT SALUDA SHOALS: 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Road. $5. Learn to identify plants, discuss their medicinal qualities, learn wildflower folklore. Walk lasts about 1 1/2 hours. (803) 772-1228

ADVENTURE CAROLINA: Classes: basic kayaking class, 8 a.m. Saturdays through Oct. 24; white-water class, 8 a.m. Saturdays through Oct. 24; River trips: Saluda, noon Sunday; Congaree, 2 p.m. Sunday; Congaree National Park, 10 a.m. Saturday; after-work kayaking trips, 6 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; tube launch, noon Saturday; Adventure Carolina, 1107 State St., Cayce. (803) 796-4505; www.adventurecarolina.com

CONGAREE NATIONAL PARK: Tree Trek, 1:30 p.m. Sept. 30; Weston Lake Wilderness Hike (4 1/2 miles), 12:30 p.m. Sunday; Guided Canoe Tour guided canoe tour (reservations required), Sunday; Wise Lake Wander, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday; Cruising the Creek, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Congaree Campfire Chronicles, 5:30 p.m. today and Saturday; Birds and Branches, 9:30 a.m. Sunday; 100 National Park Road, Hopkins. (803) 776-4396; www.nps.gov/cong

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