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The Outdoors Calendar publishes submitted 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.

LANCASTER COUNTY BIRD CLUB

 • Normal schedule has resumed: For 2021-22, field trips have recently resumed. Also, club meetings will be held monthly on the second Thursday, September through April, at 7 p.m. at the Farm & Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster. They are open to the public free of charge. Visit the website at lancasterbirdclub.org for further information. The club is also on Facebook at facebook.com/lancasterbirdclub.

LANCASTER COUNTY PARKS ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

 A complete list: All programming is available online at lancastercountyparks.org. Participants may register by telephone at 717-295-2055 or online. For the safety of participants and staff, programs have been planned to comply with current CDC and PA Department of Health mitigation guidelines for COVID-19.

SUNDAY, NOV. 14

 • Quittapahilla Audubon Society: Fritz Heilman (717-273-0487) will lead a walk along the Lebanon Valley Rail to Trail at Jonestown for the observation of late season flora and fauna. Meet at 2:30  p.m. at the Jonestown trailhead.

MONDAY, NOV. 15

• Columbia Fish and Game: The club, at 4339 Fairview Road, Columbia, will hold its monthly club meeting beginning at 7:30 p.m. For information, visit the club’s website at columbiafishandgame.org.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 17

• Columbia Fish and Game: The club, at 4339 Fairview Road, Columbia, will hold weekly public trap shoots from 6-8 p.m. each Wednesday. For information, visit the club’s website at columbiafishandgame.org.

• Governor Dick Environmental Center: Take a quick evening hike to celebrate Take a Hike Day. Bring a flashlight or headlamp and meet at 5 p.m. at the Environmental Center, 3283 Pinch Road, Mount Gretna. Cost is $5 per person (members free). For information, call 717-964-3808 or email governordick@hotmail.com.

THURSDAY, NOV. 18

• Paradise Sportsman's Association: The club, located at 36 Sportsman Drive (off Belmont Road), Paradise, has trap shoots open to the public from 5-8 p.m. each Thursday. For information and updates, go online at paradisesportsmansassn.com.

• Strasburg Sportsman Association: The club, located at 316 Weaver Road, Strasburg, is having its annual Turkey Raffle from 5 -8 p.m. Free to get in. For information, call 717-687-6921.

SATURDAY, NOV. 20

• Governor Dick Environmental Center: The 11th annual bouldering competition is set for staggered starts from 8-11 a.m. at the Environmental Center, 3283 Pinch Road, Mount Gretna. To register go online at www.bikereg.com/gdbouldering-comp. For information, call 717-964-3808 or email governordick@hotmail.com.

• Lancaster County Parks owls and pellets: Naturalist Lisa J. Sanchez will lead an exploration into the life of an owl. You will learn about the life cycle and unique features of an owl that put it at the top of the food chain. We will then look inside owl pellets to see what the owls have been eating for dinner. Pellets are available to purchase if you wish to dissect your own. Register online at lancastercountyparks.org or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay the $2 fee ($3.50 per pellet) by noon on Nov. 19.

• Lancaster County Parks Chickies Rock History and geologic tour: Rivertownes Pa USA and Lancaster County Parks are jointly offering a 1-3 p.m. tour of the industrial and geologic history within the Chickies Historic District. A visit to the Musselman - Vesta Furnace Center will provide the background for a walk along the Northwest River Trail to appreciate ruins relating to the strikingly recent history of iron furnaces in the area. Naturalist Mary Ann Schlegel will also reveal an underlying geologic story of life on a beach along a long-gone ocean during the walk. Dress for the weather and plan to cover about 1.5 miles. Meet at the parking lot located at 29 Furnace Road, Marietta, 17547. Register online at lancastercountyparks.org or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay the $4 fee by noon on Nov. 19.

SUNDAY, NOV. 21

• Hikes for public, led by Lancaster Hiking Club: At 1 p.m.(departure at about 1:15 p.m.), meet at the corner of Race and Buchanan avenues, Lancaster, for a hike of 5 strenuous miles along the Turkey Hill Trail. Includes one big climb. Participants should take appropriate COVID-19 precautions. For information, go online at lancasterhikingclub.com

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 24

• Columbia Fish and Game: The club, at 4339 Fairview Road, Columbia, will hold weekly public trap shoots from 6-8 p.m. each Wednesday. For information, visit the club’s website at columbiafishandgame.org.

SUNDAY, NOV. 28

 • Governor Dick Environmental Center: A two- to three-mile hike beginning at 1:30 p.m. for Golden Eagles Hikers (over age 50) over moderately difficult terrain. Meet at the Environmental Center  located at 3283 Pinch Road, in Mtount Gretna. To register or for more info, email governordick@hotmail.com or call 717-964-3808.

MONDAY, NOV. 29

• Lancaster County Parks owls and pellets: Naturalist Lisa J. Sanchez will lead an exploration into the life of an owl. You will learn about the life cycle and unique features of an owl that put it at the top of the food chain. We will then look inside owl pellets to see what the owls have been eating for dinner. Pellets are available to purchase if you wish to dissect your own. Register online at lancastercountyparks.org or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay the $2 fee ($3.50 per pellet) by noon on Wednesday Nov. 24.

THURSDAY, DEC. 2

 • Paradise Sportsman's Association: The club, located at 36 Sportsman Drive (off Belmont Road), Paradise, has trap shoots open to the public from 5-8 p.m. each Thursday. For information and updates, go online at paradisesportsmansassn.com.

SUNDAY, DEC. 5

• Governor Dick Environmental Center: Join the seasonal "Christmas Music by the Fire Bluegrass Jam" from 1-4 p.m. Pickers wanting to join in are welcome to bring their own instruments. Governor Dick Environmental Center is located at 3283 Pinch Road, Mt. Gretna. For questions, email governordick@hotmail.com or call 717-964-3808.

• Hikes for public, led by Lancaster Hiking Club: At 1 p.m.(departure at about 1:15 p.m.), meet at the corner of Race and Buchanan avenues, Lancaster, for a hike of 5 somewhat strenuous miles in the Chestnut Grove Natural Area. Participants should take appropriate COVID-19 precautions. For information, go online at lancasterhikingclub.com

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 8

• Paradise Sportsman's Association: The club, located at 36 Sportsman Drive (off Belmont Road), Paradise, will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. For information and updates, go online at paradisesportsmansassn.com.

THURSDAY, DEC. 9

• Lancaster County Bird Club: This month's club meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Farm & Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster. The featured program is "The Ecology and Habitat Management of Young Forest and Shrubland Birds in Pennsylvania," including three separate talks with experts followed by a panel-style Q&A session. Visit the website at lancasterbirdclub.org for more information. The club is also on Facebook at facebook.com/lancasterbirdclub.

• Manheim Sportsmen's Association: The club, at 552 Oak Tree Road, Manheim, will hold its monthly meeting beginning at 7 p.m. The club officers for 2022 will be elected. For information, go online at manheimsportsmansassoc.org or call 717-587-6957.

• Paradise Sportsman's Association: The club, located at 36 Sportsman Drive (off Belmont Road), Paradise, has trap shoots open to the public from 5-8 p.m. each Thursday. For information and updates, go online at paradisesportsmansassn.com.

SATURDAY, DEC. 11

• Governor Dick Environmental Center: A Christmas Scavenger Hike is set for a 1 p.m. start at the  Environmental Center, 3283 Pinch Road, Mt. Gretna. Open to all ages, cost is $2 per person. For questions, email governordick@hotmail.com or call 717-964-3808.

SUNDAY, DEC. 12

• Hikes for public, led by Lancaster Hiking Club: At 1 p.m.(departure at about 1:15 p.m.), meet at the corner of Race and Buchanan avenues, Lancaster, for the Towers Hike of 5.5 moderate miles in State Game Lands 156. Includes one big hill at the end. Participants should take appropriate COVID-19 precautions. For information, go online at lancasterhikingclub.com

THURSDAY, DEC. 16

• Paradise Sportsman's Association: The club, located at 36 Sportsman Drive (off Belmont Road), Paradise, has trap shoots open to the public from 5-8 p.m. each Thursday. For information and updates, go online at paradisesportsmansassn.com.

SATURDAY, DEC. 18

• Lancaster County Bird Club: The "Christmas Bird Count 4 Kids (and adults)" is set for 9-11 a.m. John Lahr (717-284-3497 or johnlahr324@gmail.com) is coordinator of this CBC designed to introduce young people to winter birding and nature at Lancaster County Central Park.  Any adults without children are also encouraged to join the group. Visit the website at lancasterbirdclub.org for more information. The club is also on Facebook at facebook.com/lancasterbirdclub.

• Quittapahilla Audubon Society: QAS will host the 42nd Annual Christmas Bird Count. This event includes walking and driving to count birds within prescribed area. If interested, call Fritz Heilman at 717-273-0487.

SUNDAY, DEC. 19

• Hikes for public, led by Lancaster Hiking Club: At 1 p.m.(departure at about 1:15 p.m.), meet at the corner of Race and Buchanan avenues, Lancaster, for a hike of 5 easy miles along the Lancaster Junction Rail Trail. Participants should take appropriate COVID-19 precautions. For information, go online at lancasterhikingclub.com

• Lancaster County Bird Club: The "SoLanCo Christmas Bird Count" is set as an all-day event. All levels of birding experience are welcome. Contact soordinator Robert Schutsky (717-548-3303 or info@birdtreks.com) with questions or to volunteer. Visit the website at lancasterbirdclub.org for more information. The club is also on Facebook at facebook.com/lancasterbirdclub.

THURSDAY, DEC. 23

• Paradise Sportsman's Association: The club, located at 36 Sportsman Drive (off Belmont Road), Paradise, has trap shoots open to the public from 5-8 p.m. each Thursday. For information and updates, go online at paradisesportsmansassn.com.

SUNDAY, DEC. 26

• Lancaster County Bird Club: The "Lititz Christmas Bird Count" is set as an all-day event. All levels of birding experience are welcome. Contact coordinator Ted Nichols II (717-856-3851 or tanicholsii@gmail.com) with questions or to volunteer. Visit the website at lancasterbirdclub.org for more information. The club is also on Facebook at facebook.com/lancasterbirdclub.

THURSDAY, DEC. 30

• Paradise Sportsman's Association: The club, located at 36 Sportsman Drive (off Belmont Road), Paradise, has trap shoots open to the public from 5-8 p.m. each Thursday. For information and updates, go online at paradisesportsmansassn.com.

SUNDAY, JAN. 1, 2022

• Lancaster County Bird Club: The "Lancaster Christmas Bird Count" is set as an all-day event. All levels of birding experience are welcome. Contact Roger Stoner (717-393-9030) with questions or to volunteer. Visit the website at lancasterbirdclub.org for more information. The club is also on Facebook at facebook.com/lancasterbirdclub.

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