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SUNDAY, MAY 19

• Hikes for public, led by Lancaster Hiking Club: At 8 a.m., hike 12 strenuous miles along the Mason Dixon Trail in Pennsylvania. At 1:15 p.m., hike 6 strenuous miles on the Game Lands between Muddy Run Park and the Susquehanna River. Meet for both at the corner of Race and Buchanan Avenues, Lancaster, to carpool.

• Wildflower foray: A leisurely walk to identify spring wildflowers at 1:30 p.m. at Governor Dick Environmental Center, 3283 Pinch Road, Mount Gretna. Program is free, but participants must pre-register. Leave a name and phone number in case program cancels. For questions, email governordick@hotmail.com or call 964-3808.

• What’s that bug?: For ages 3 and up, to be held from 1-2 p.m. at Lancaster County Central Park. Meet naturalist Vanessa Stager at the Environmental Center for a perfect way to get your child outside and exploring for small creatures. Register online at lancastercountyparks.org or call 717-295-2055. Prepay by noon May 17. Cost is $4 per child (including a bug container) and $1 per adult.

• Atglen Sportsmen: Sporting clays shoot from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

• Columbia Fish and Game: 30-target 3-D archery shoot from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; $10 for adults; $3 for kids 12-16. The club is at 4339 Fairview Road, Columbia.

• Mount Joy Sportsmen: 30-target 3-D archery shoot from 7 a.m.-1 p.m.; $10 for adults; $5 for kids 12-16. The club is at 85 Range Road, Mount Joy.

• Penn Dutch Sportsmen: Trap shoot from noon to 4 p.m.; $5. The club is at 5323 Paes Road, New Holland.

MONDAY, MAY 20

• Paradise Sportsman’s Association: Trap shoot from 5-8 p.m. each Monday; $4. The club is at 36 Sportsmans Drive, Paradise.

TUESDAY, MAY 21

• Manheim Sportsmen’s Association: The indoor range at 552 Oak Tree Road, Manheim, is open from 7-9 p.m. each Tuesday for handgun practice. Cost is $10 per shooter. Instructor on duty. For more information, call 717-653-9979 or go online at manheimsportsmansassoc.org.

• Mount Joy Sportsmen: Practice trap shoot begins at 6 p.m. The club is at 85 Range Road, Mount Joy.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22

• Adamstown Rod and Gun Club: Trap shoot under the lights begins at 5 p.m. each Wednesday; $3. The club is at 563 Willow St., Reinholds.

• Atglen Sportsmen: Sporting clays shoot, begins at 5 p.m. each Wednesday; $5.50. Club is on Creek Road, Sadsbury Township.

• Columbia Fish and Game: Trap shoot, open to public, 6-8 p.m. each Wednesday at the club, 4339 Fairview Road, Columbia.

• Conewago Rod and Gun Club: Trap shoot, from 9-11 a.m. each Wednesday at 1483 Turnpike Road, Elizabethtown. For information, call 717-449-2452.

• Elstonville Sportsmen: Sporting clays shoot from 4-7 p.m. The club is at 3133 Pinch Road, Manheim.

• Manheim Sportsmen’s Association: Trap shooting practice will be held at 552 Oak Tree Road, Manheim, from 5-7 p.m. each Wednesday. Open to the public. For more information, call 717-917-3174 or go online at manheimsportsmansassoc.org.

THURSDAY, MAY 23

• Conewago Rod and Gun Club: Trap shoot, from 5-7 p.m. each Thursday at 1483 Turnpike Road, Elizabethtown. For information, call 717-449-2452.

• Paradise Sportsman’s Association: Trap shoot from 5-8 p.m. each Thursday; $4. The club is at 36 Sportsmans Drive, Paradise.

FRIDAY, MAY 24

• Nature play: For ages 1-3, to be held from 10-11 a.m. at Lancaster County Central Park. Meet naturalist Kristyn Small at the Environmental Center for an exploration of nature through play, including group activities like parachute games, stories and yoga as well as free-play with natural materials. Parent participation is essential. Register online at lancastercountyparks.org or call 717-295-2055. Prepay by noon May 23. Cost is $3 per child and $1 per adult.

SATURDAY, MAY 25

• Introduction to nature journaling: Everyone can draw what they see. Bring a journal and learn to observe and learn how to put what you see on paper. Pencils will be provided. Meet at 1 p.m. at Governor Dick Environmental Center, 3283 Pinch Road, Mount Gretna. $5 for adults and children over age 8. Leave a name and phone number in case program cancels. For questions, email governordick@hotmail.com or call 964-3808.

• Shelter building and outdoor survival: For ages 10 and up, to be held from 1-2:30 p.m. at Lancaster County Central Park. Meet naturalist Ellen Blazer at the Environmental Center to learn about survival techniques and shelter building in the woods. Blazer will teach kids about different types of shelters, then they will work together to build shelters of their own. Kids may be dropped off if parents sign a permission slip, or parents may tag along. Register online at lancastercountyparks.org or call 717-295-2055. Prepay by noon May 24. Cost is $3 per child and $1 per adult.

• Conewago Rod and Gun Club: Trap shoot, from 9 a.m. to noon each Saturday at 1483 Turnpike Road, Elizabethtown. For information, call 717-449-2452.

• Hemlock Archery Club: 40-target 3-D shoot from 7 a.m.-1 p.m.; $12. The club is at 99 Spring Hill Lane, Lebanon.

• Lancaster Archery Club: 40-target 3-D shoot from 7 a.m.-noon; $12 for adults; free for kids 12 and under. The club is at 391 Eckman Road.

• Manheim Sportsmen’s Association: Trap shooting practice will be held at 552 Oak Tree Road, Manheim, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday. Open to the public. For more information, call 717-917-3174 or go online at manheimsportsmansassoc.org.

• Penn Dutch Sportsmen: 40-target 3-D archery shoot from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.; $10 for adults; $5 for kids 12-15. The club is at 5323 Paes Road, New Holland.

UPCOMING

SUMMER 2019

• Lancaster County Parks: Children’s summer camps and programs are now open for registration. A variety of activities for age groups 4-5, 6-7, 9-11 and 11-13 will be available throughout the month of July. For a complete listing of programs and more information, go online at apm.activecommunities.com/lancastercountyparks/Activity_Search.

SUNDAY, MAY 26

• Trout fishing derby for children: The Manheim Sportsmen’s Association will hold its annual event at Manheim Memorial Park in Chiques Creek, from 1-4 p.m. Prizes in two age brackets for winners.Open to public, no cost. For questions or information call 717-664-3671.

• Hikes for public, led by Lancaster Hiking Club: At 1:15 p.m., hike 5 easy to moderate miles at the Susquehanna State Park, 1880 Park Drive, Drumore. One or two rocky downhills. Meet at the corner of Race and Buchanan Avenues, Lancaster, to carpool.

• Golden Eagle hikers: For participants over 50, a gentle-paced 2 to 3 miles, with rocks and hills. Meet at 1:30 p.m. at Governor Dick Environmental Center, 3283 Pinch Road, Mount Gretna. Program is free, but participants must pre-register. Leave a name and phone number in case program cancels. For questions, email governordick@hotmail.com or call 964-3808.

• Hemlock Archery Club: 40-target 3-D shoot from 7 a.m.-1 p.m.; $12. The club is at 99 Spring Hill Lane, Lebanon.

• Lancaster Archery Club: 40-target 3-D shoot from 7 a.m.-noon; $12 for adults; free for kids 12 and under. The club is at 391 Eckman Road.

• Penn Dutch Sportsmen: 40-target 3-D archery shoot from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.; $10 for adults; $5 for kids 12-15. The club is at 5323 Paes Road, New Holland.

MONDAY, MAY 27

• Hemlock Archery Club: 40-target 3-D shoot from 7 a.m.-1 p.m.; $12. The club is at 99 Spring Hill Lane, Lebanon.

• Lancaster Archery Club: 40-target 3-D shoot from 7 a.m.-noon; $12 for adults; free for kids 12 and under. The club is at 391 Eckman Road.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29

• Lancaster County Bird Club: Field trip to Fort Indiantown Gap with a 7:30 a.m. starting time. This is an opportunity to bird in habitat usually closed to the public. Registration is due by May 24. Contact Barbara Hunsberger at 717-575-3712 or phunsberger@comcast.net. To learn more about this and other upcoming LCBC trips, visit lancasterbirdclub.org or search Lancaster Bird Club on Facebook.

SATURDAY, JUNE 1

• 24th annual Lancaster County Youth Field Day: At Northern Lancaster County Game and Fish from 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open to kids ages 10-15. Activities include archery, canoeing, fishing, .22 rifle shooting, muzzleloading and more. To register, visit the Lancaster County Sportsmen For Youth Facebook page, where you will find a registration link.

• Hike: Join the National Trails Day 15K hike at 10 a.m. at Governor Dick Environmental Center, 3283 Pinch Road, Mount Gretna. Program is free, but participants must pre-register. Leave a name and phone number in case program cancels. For questions, email governordick@hotmail.com or call 964-3808.

• Perks of being a wildflower: For all ages, to be held from 3-5 p.m. at Lancaster County Central Park’s Exhibit Farm House, 2 Exhibit Farm Drive, Lancaster. Meet naturalist Aaron Hasircoglu to learn about the technique of dipping flowers in wax to preserve their shape and color. Participants will enjoy a nature hike in search of native wildflowers followed by a hands-on lesson on preservation. The program is geared for ages 6 and up, but all are welcome. Register online at lancastercountyparks.org or call 717-295-2055. Prepay by noon May 31. Cost is $4 per person.

SUNDAY, JUNE 2

• Hikes for public, led by Lancaster Hiking Club: At 8 a.m., hike 12 strenuous miles at Catoctin Mountain, Maryland. (There will be a quick breakfast stop at McDonald’s.) At 1:15 p.m., hike 6 moderate miles at Hellam Hills near the Assomac in York County. Meet for both at the corner of Race and Buchanan Avenues, Lancaster, to carpool.

• Music on the porch: Bluegrass jam from 1-4 p.m. at Governor Dick Environmental Center, 3283 Pinch Road, Mount Gretna. Bring a lawn chair. Pickers welcome. For questions, email governordick@hotmail.com or call 964-3808.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5

• Fitness hike: Join the “Wellness Wednesday” faster-paced 3-mile hike at 10 a.m. at Governor Dick Environmental Center, 3283 Pinch Road, Mount Gretna. Meet at the Environmental Center. Program is free, but participants must pre-register. Leave a name and phone number in case program cancels. For questions, email governordick@hotmail.com or call 964-3808.

SUNDAY, JUNE 9

• Hikes for public, led by Lancaster Hiking Club: At 1:15 p.m., hike 5 to 6 strenuous miles at the Horse-Shoe Trail and Camp Mack. Meet at the corner of Race and Buchanan Avenues, Lancaster, to carpool.

THURSDAY, JUNE 13

• Manheim Sportsmen’s Association: Monthly meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at 552 Oak Tree Road, Manheim. Call 717-665-7729 for more information.

SUNDAY, JUNE 16

• Fitness hike: Faster-paced 4 to 6 miles at 8 a.m. at Governor Dick Environmental Center, 3283 Pinch Road, Mount Gretna. Program is free, but participants must pre-register. Leave a name and phone number in case program cancels. For questions, email governordick@hotmail.com or call 964-3808.

• Hikes for public, led by Lancaster Hiking Club: At 8 a.m., hike 12 strenuous miles at a location to be determined. At 1:15 p.m., hike 6 moderate miles at Spring Valley County Park in York County. Meet for both at the corner of Race and Buchanan Avenues, Lancaster, to carpool.

SUNDAY, JUNE 23

• Golden Eagle hikers: For participants over 50, go 2 to 3 miles at 1:30 p.m. at Governor Dick Environmental Center, 3283 Pinch Road, Mount Gretna. Meet at the Environmental Center. Program is free, but participants must pre-register. Leave a name and phone number in case program cancels. For questions, email governordick@hotmail.com or call 964-3808.

• Hikes for public, led by Lancaster Hiking Club: At 1:15 p.m., hike 5 moderate/strenuous miles at Rannel’s Kettle Run Preserve on the Horse-Shoe Trail. Meet at the corner of Race and Buchanan Avenues, Lancaster, to carpool.

SUNDAY, JUNE 30

• Hikes for public, led by Lancaster Hiking Club: At 1:15 p.m., hike 4.5 moderate/strenuous miles at Steinman Run and Trout Run preserves. Meet at the corner of Race and Buchanan Avenues, Lancaster, to carpool.

JULY 8-12

• Kids Outdoor Adventure Camp: Shank’s Mare is now booking its Discovery Day Camp for children ages 10-12. There will be kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding, a creek hike, disc golf lessons, tectonic cave exploration and more. For more information or to register, visit shanksmare.com/kids-camps.htm.

JULY 22-26

• Kids Outdoor Adventure Camp: Shank’s Mare is now booking its Adventure Day Camp for children ages 13-15. There will be kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding, a creek hike, disc golf lessons, tectonic cave exploration and more. For more information or to register, visit shanksmare.com/kids-camps.htm.

AUG. 23-25

• The second annual KAOS State Adventure Weekend will be held in Lancaster. This unique program teaches students who are blind or vision impaired, along with their families, how to safely kayak as a family activity. This weekend adventure is available to any student ages 8-18 years living in Pennsylvania who are blind or vision impaired along with their families. Visit svtrr.org/kaos-state-adventure-weekend/ to read more about the event and register.


• The Outdoors Calendar welcomes information on hunting, fishing, hiking and other outdoors events. Email details to sports@lnpnews.com; send to LNP, Attn: Sports, P.O. Box 1328, Lancaster, PA 17608-1328; or call 717-291-8666.