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February 17. 2013 2:42AM
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The Harveys Lake Rod and Gun Club will host the Marty Cirelli Sr. Trapshoot today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Prizes include bacon, hams and bird of the day. Refreshments will be provided.


For more information, call Carmen Fusco at 332-0806.



The Factoryville Sportsmen's Club will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse on Wednesday, Sept. 26. All regular meetings are open to the public, and people interested in learning about FSC or prospective members are encouraged to attend. All members are reminded that the November turkey shoot raffle and dinner tickets are available at the meeting.



The Factoryville Sportmen's Club will hold a 3-D archery shoot today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $6 for members, $8 for non-members, $6 for ages 12-18, and under-12 is free. The course is 30 targets through the woods, along with a $50 prize for hitting the egg. For more information, call Paul at 561-3748.



Nescopeck State Park will hold a work day on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. The event will be held in recognition of National Public Lands Day, and work includes landscaping, trail trimming, litter pickup and work in the park's nature classroom. Volunteers are needed. For more information or to register, call 403-2006.



Nescopeck State Park will be hosting a weekend of programs to highlight new natural history exhibits installed in the park's visitor center. The exhibits highlight the wonderful biodiversity found within the park's forest, fields and wetlands. Visitors can look through field guides to discover what lives in the park, crawl through an underground tunnel and view inside a wetland, as well as capture a photo of yourself looking out a tree stump. Other exhibits include information on the Nescopeck Creek Watershed, the importance of wetlands and the park's rich history.


On Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., events including bird mist netting, nature hikes, live music and storytelling will be held. On Sunday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., events will include paddling on Lake Frances, introductions to geocaching and wilderness survival, a green building tour, nature crafts, kids story time and live bats.


All events are free of charge. The first 50 families will receive a complimentary "Pocket Naturalist" Nature Guide to Nescopeck State Park. A detailed schedule will be available soon. For more information, contact the park office at 403-2006.



Hickory Run State Park naturalist Megan Taylor will lead a hike on the Cove Ridge Trail at Beltzville State Park on Sept. 27 at 9 a.m. Length of the trail, which is difficult, is approximately four miles.


Meeting place is the Wildcreek Trailhead parking lot on Pohopoco Drive, northeast of the Beltzville State Park Office. This hike is the 11th in the Hickory Run State Park Hiking Series. For more information, contact Megan Taylor at hickoryrunenvedsp@pa.gov or 403-2006.


Outdoors Notes items will not be accepted over the telephone. Items may be faxed to 831-7319, dropped off at the Times Leader or mailed to Times Leader, c/o Sports, 15 N, Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250.




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