Outdoor calendar: Smoky Hill Outdoor Youth Festival coming up this weekend

GRAPHIC BY JOSH ROUSE/THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL

To submit an item for the Outdoors calendar, contact The Topeka Capital-Journal by fax: (785) 295-1230 or email at joshua.rouse@cjonline.com. View the complete calendar online.

 

AUGUST

14 — Women’s night, Ravenwood Lodge. 6 p.m. potluck following. For more info, call (785) 256-6444 or email RavenHPSC@aol.com.

14 — Ravenwood Rooster Warm-up 100 2-person scramble, Ravenwood Lodge. For more info, call (785) 256-6444 or email RavenHPSC@aol.com.

16, 19, 20 — Shawnee County Hunter’s Education class. Pre-register at schea.org. For more info, contact Tom Johnson at 230-0984.

19 — Eighth annual Sporting Clays for Kids, 8 to 11 a.m., Ravenwood Lodge. Contact Chris at (785) 250-5189.

19 — Hays Bass Anglers Association fishing tournament, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hell Creek Boat Ramp at Wilson State Lake. Contact Clayton Rudman at (785) 639-1496 for more info.

20 — Target archery shoot at Eisenhower Archery Range, 10 a.m. to noon. Call (785) 528-4102 for more info.

25 — Music in the Park, Walnut River Amphitheater at El Dorado State Park, 7 to 9 p.m. Vehicle permits required.

26 — Heroes on the Water kayak fishing event, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., John Redmond Reservoir. More at https://www.facebook.com/HOWKansasChapter/.

SEPTEMBER

1-4 — Westar Energy Green Team youth dove hunts, Jeffrey Energy Center. To request an application, contact Jeanine Heinisch at (785) 575-6355 by Aug. 25.

2 — Kansas Crappie Club tournament, Hillsdale Lake. Registration and weigh-in at Jayhawk Marina ramp. Takeoff at safe light, fishing until 2:30 p.m. Seven-fish weigh-in. More info at http://www.kansascrappieclub.com/.

2 — 6th annual Perry State Park Wild Horse Trails Fundraiser, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Contact Dewayne Burgess at (785) 230-5241 or dewayneA10@msn.com for more info.

2-3 — Campin &Cookin BBQ Contest, Eisenhower State Park. $75 contest fee covers one night of camping. Registration deadline Aug. 18. Contact Rob Dunham at (785) 528-4102 or rob.dunham@ks.gov for more info.

8-11 — Lawrence Trail Hawks 100 trail race, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Clinton State Park. Contact Sherri Klover at (913) 558-7622 for more info.

9-10 — East Kansas Bassmasters fishing tournament, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., Big Hill Reservoir. For more info, go to http://eastksbassmasters.com.

15-17 — Kansas Team Trail fishing tournament, Perry State Park. Contact bobby@kansasteamtrail.com, call (785) 564-0780 or visit http://www.kansasteamtrail.com for more info.

15-17 — Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) fall workshop, Rock Springs 4-H Center. More info at http://tinyurl.com/h6o3hpr.

16 — Heroes on the Water kayak fishing event, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lake Shawnee south boat dock. More at https://www.facebook.com/HOWKansasChapter/.

16-17 — Heartland Coursing Association CWR/LGRA racing meet, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Clinton State Park. Contact Carol Lear at (816) 405-6856 for more info.

21 — Topeka Ducks Unlimited banquet and auction. Contact Jeff Neal at jfneal1998@yahoo.com.

22-24 — Critter Care’s 22nd annual benefit horse trail ride at Perry State Park wild horse trails/campground, noon to 5 p.m. Contact Critter Care at (785) 478-9985 for more info.

23 — Fishing’s Future and Heroes on the Water at Tecumseh Heritage Days, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. More at https://www.facebook.com/HOWKansasChapter/.

23-24 — Lantern Fest, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., El Dorado State Park. Contact Molly with the City of El Dorado at (316) 323-4214 for more info.

30 — Kansas Bass Federation fishing tournament, Hell Creek Boat Ramp at Wilson State Lake. 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact Dell Mettlen Jr. at (785) 820-6726 for more info.

30 — 15th annual Fall River Rendezvous, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fredonia Bay Area at Fall River State Park. Contact Kimberly Jones at (620) 637-2213 for more info.

30 — Boulder Bluff trail ride, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., El Dorado State Park. Call (316) 321-7180 for more info.

OCTOBER

7 — CRUIZIN’ the SHORELINE car parade, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Perry State Park. Contact Denny Tyron at (785) 554-5846 or Donna Tyron at (785) 845-2794 for more info.

7 — Trail Nerds Association mountain biking event, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Perry State Lake. Contact Trail Nerds at (816) 810-0440 for more info.

7 — OK Kids Day, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., El Dorado State Park. Bluestem Area No. 7, free entrance. Contact the park office at (316) 321-7180 for more info.

7-8 — Kansas Crappie Club fall camp and youth fishing tournament at Melvern Lake. Registration and weigh-in Oct. 7 at Eisenhower East ramp. Takeoff at safe light, fishing until 2:30 p.m. Seven-fish weigh-in. More info at http://www.kansascrappieclub.com/.

14 — Heroes on the Water kayak fishing event, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lake Shawnee south boat dock. More at https://www.facebook.com/HOWKansasChapter/.

19 — Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission meeting, Bryan Conference Center in Scott City. Afternoon session 1 p.m., recess at 5 p.m. Evening session at 6:30 p.m.

NOVEMBER

11 — Seaman Fall into Fitness 5K Fun Run/Walk, 8:30 a.m. at Seaman High School. $20 Adult entry fee, $15 for kids. T-shirt with early registration. Medals will be awarded to top three finishers in each age group. Visit http://www.seamanschools.org/FallIntoFitness for more info.

11 — Kansas Crappie Club Veterans Day Shootout, Lake Perry. Registration, weigh-in at Jefferson Points ramp. Takeoff at safe light, fishing until 2:30 p.m. Seven-fish weigh-in. More info at http://www.kansascrappieclub.com/.

DECEMBER

2 — Third annual Kansas Crappie Club Toy Drive and fishing tournament, Clinton State Lake. Registration, weigh-in at Ramp No. 2. Takeoff at safe light, fishing until 2:30 p.m. Seven-fish weigh-in. More info at http://www.kansascrappieclub.com/.

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