This year's theme is "Summer in the Great Pennsylvania Outdoors" for the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs Poster Contest, which is open to students in grades 4-12.
Posters may use original artwork or photographs that depict the theme of the contest. Entries must be submitted on 11x17-inch poster board, and posters will be judged in Senior, Junior and Sub-Junior divisions and cash awards of $75, $60 and $50 will be awarded to the top three posters in each division.
Entries should be mailed to the PFSC, 2426 North Second St., Harrisburg, Pa. 17110 and must be received by Monday, Jan. 31. Posters will be judged at the PFSC spring convention, March 11-13, in Lewisburg.
Last year, the PFSC began a theme of "Seasons of Pennsylvania in the Outdoors" for its poster contest, and the theme name must appear somewhere on the face of the poster as part of the artwork. Neither the name of the entrant nor any sponsor may appear on the face of the poster.
Information and entry forms are available on the PFSC website at www.pfsc.org.
Applications are being accepted for the 17th annual Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp, scheduled for Sunday-Friday, June 19-24, at the Allenberry Resort, Boiling Springs.
Classes include principles of ecology, geology, aquatic vertebrate and invertebrate sampling, riparian buffers, hydrology, trout behavior, trout stream entomology, the biology of pollution and the politics of conservation. There are also hands-on classes in fly tying, fly casting, streamside ethics, the evolution of an angler, wader safety and survival and streamside botany.
Camp facilities include professionals from various environmental fields and state agencies, such as the PFBC, the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Students will also participate in a watershed project to repair stream habitat, with recreational time for the students to fish the world famous Yellow Breeches Creek.
Attendance at the camp is limited to 32 students between ages of 14-17. For information or an application, visit the website at www.riverscamp.com or contact Mike Klimkos at 717-243-3056 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hunting and fishing consultant Glenn Dunning is the guest of Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association member Doyle Dietz on "Experience The Outdoors," Saturday from 7:30-8 a.m. on WLSH 1410-AM; Sunday, from 9:30-10 a.m., on WMGH, 105.5-FM; and on the Web at www.wmgh.com by clicking the "Experience The Outdoors" link.
A trap shoot will be held, Thursday, Jan. 13, beginning at 6 p.m., at Orwigsburg Gun Club, Gun Club Road, off Route 443 East, Orwigsburg. For information, e-mail email@example.com.
This year's Garden State Outdoors Sportsmen's and Adventure Show will be held, Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 13-16, at the New Jersey Convention and Expo Center at Raritan Center, Edison, N.J. Show hours are: Thursday and Friday, 1-9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, access on the Web at www.gsoos.com http://www.gsoos.com/ .
Schuylkill County Trout Unlimited meets Tuesday, Jan. 25, beginning at 7 p.m., at Yorkville Fire Company, South 20th and West Norwegian Sts., Pottsville. For information, call Randy Emerich at 570-622-1252 or access on the Web at www.schuylkilltu.org.
This year's Early Bird Sports Expo will be held, Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 27-30, at the Bloomsburg Fairground, Bloomsburg. Show hours are: Thursday, 4-9 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information and tickets, visit the website at www.earlybirdsportsexpo.com.
Schuylkill Spurs Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation meets, Thursday, Feb. 3, beginning at 7:30 p.m., at West Penn Archery, South Tamaqua. For information, call Kevin Titus at 570-668-5903.
This year's 18th Century Artisan's Show will be held, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 4 and 5, at Country Cupboard Restaurant and Best Western Inn, Route 15, Lewisburg. Show hours are: Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call John Getz at 570-658-7263, Allen Martin at 570-922-4281 or visit the website at www.18thcenturyartisanshow.com http://www.18thcenturyartisanshow.com/ .
This year's Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show will be held, Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 5-13, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg. Show hours are: Saturday, Feb. 5, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 7-Saturday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information and tickets, visit the website at www.easternsportshow.com.
This year's Sportsmen's Show and Flea Market will be held, Saturday, Feb. 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Leesport Farmers Market, 312 Gernants Church Road, Leesport. For information, call Ralph Reber at 610-944-9376.
This year's Greater Philadelphia Outdoor Sportshow will be held, Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 17-20, at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks. Show hours are: Thursday and Friday, 12:30-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information and tickets, visit the website at www.sportshows.com/Philly http://www.sportshows.com/Philly .