Boater Poker Run Saturday on Lake Wylie
Players receive five playing cards at five stops to make a poker hand, starting at registration from 1 to 2 p.m. at Red Fez Club Pavilion. From there, boaters will pick up cards at Commodore Yacht Club, Lake Wylie Marina and north Sandbar before finishing by 5:30 p.m. at Red Fez Club.
Cost is $10 per hand with proceeds going to local Rotary charities. Players can purchase more than one hand, and you do not have to boat to participate.
Register in advance by calling 803-631-5161.
Join 4-H Anglers Club Saturday
The first meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, for ages of 9-17. Youth need to provide their own rod, tackle box and bait. For meeting location and more information, call 803-493-4020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about 4-H clubs or programs, call 803-684-9919.
Boater safety course offered
Cost is $35 for first family member and $10 for each additional family member.
For more information, call 704-576-0821.
Hunting, Fishing Day Sept. 21
The World of Energy, located next to the Oconee Nuclear Station on Lake Keowee off Highway 130 about five miles north of Seneca, will host the seventh annual National Hunting and Fishing Day, “Free Outdoor Family Adventure,” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 21.
Learn to kayak, practice shooting bows and arrows, enjoy lake fishing and test your fly-tying skills, in addition to other hands-on activities.
All activities and parking are free; gear will be provided. A shuttle service will be provided from the marked parking area off S.C. 130. Bring picnic lunch or purchase food from a vendor.
For more information, call 800-777-1004.
Wakeboard Nationals Sept. 27-29
A $15,000 cash-prize purse is being offered for the Pro Men and Pro Women divisions. The USA Wakeboard Nationals is open to men and women of all ages and all levels of riding. The Nationals are made up of 11 divisions, including Pro Men, Pro Women and Wakeskate.
USA Wakeboard will hold Nationals with assistance from the Rock Hill/ York County CVB and the Carolina Show Ski team, with sanctioning provided by USA Water Ski. A USA Water Ski membership is required for all events. Membership and registration information available at usawaterski.org.
Help clean the lake Oct. 5
Registration is open to help keep the shoreline of Lake Wylie and the Catawba River. Visit catawbariverkeeper.org or email email@example.com for information.
Benefit fishing tourney Oct. 19
Proceeds will help with medical expenses for 1-year-old Bo Brown’s family. Bo was diagnosed July 2 with Encephalitis and a traumatic brain injury. He is the nephew of Jeff Brown of Lake Wylie.
Cost is $100 per boat. Sign-ups run 5-6:45 a.m. Cash payout awarded to first four top finishers with $1,000 for first place.
Raffle tickets will be sold for additional prizes; each participant receives one ticket.
The event is hosted by Lake Wylie Bait & Tackle, and sponsored by Pleasant Hill Presbyterian/Relevant Church, Lake Wylie Tax and Sterling Source Inc.
For tournament questions, to become a sponsor or make a donation, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scuba club dives into events
Renew S.C. hunting, fishing license
South Carolina hunting and fishing license sales for 2013-2014 are available in person at any of the four regional S.C. Department of Natural Resources offices or by visiting one of the 500 license vendors across the state. Licenses also are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 866-714-3611 or by visiting dnr.sc.gov.
Residents and nonresidents 16 and older must purchase the required licenses to hunt and fish in South Carolina. Anyone born after June 30, 1979, must have successfully completed a hunter education course to obtain a hunting license.
Hunting license applicants who do not have a hunter education certification may use a one-time exemption and apply for an annual Apprentice Hunting License.
The public is invited. For more information or to report water issue concerns, visit catawbariverkeeper.org.
Water emergency team needs volunteers
The team does water-related search, rescue and recovery, swift water rescue, low-angle rope rescue and search for missing people.
Scuba divers and non-divers are needed. Visit yorkcountyert.com to find out more.
For more information, call 803-372-7593.
Marine group meets monthly throughout area
The public is invited.
For more information and meeting location, visit lakewyliemarinecommission.com.
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