CALENDAR

•?Saturday — The Akron Sail & Power Squadron will present a two-hour seminar, Introduction to Pleasure Boating, in the auditorium at Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 S. High St., Akron. The free program begins at 6 p.m.; doors open at 5:30 p.m. The seminar will offer an introduction to pleasure boating and provide resources and options available to new and experienced boaters. Local boat dealers, clubs and experts from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Watercraft will be on hand. Parking is free at the garage next to the library. For more information, call Brian Logan at 330-864-2820 or email him at bats_wings@sbcglobal.net. Registration is recommended.

•?Tuesday — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife will hold a spring clinic on largemouth bass from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at ODNR District 3 headquarters at 912 Portage Lakes Drive in Coventry Township. Chris Aman will be the instructor. The seminar is free, but registration is required. For registration or more information, call Ken Fry at 330-245-3030.

•?Wednesday — The Akron Sail & Power Squadron will hold a 12-week Engine Maintenance course from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through May 21 in Room 409 at Cuyahoga Falls High School, 2300 Fourth St. The course is open to the public and designed to help boaters better understand and maintain marine engines. It combines basic theory of engine operation with tips on diagnosis, maintenance, commissioning, decommissioning and repairs. The course also covers basic mechanical systems, including drive systems, steering systems and engine controls. The operation of gasoline, diesel and outboard engines is treated independently. The cost is $115 for nonmembers of Power Squadron, but $65 of which can be applied to membership. For information on membership, go to www.AkronPowerSquadron.com. The fee includes a 134-page manual that serves as the textbook for the course. To attend or for more information, contact Bob Mosey at 330-686-9844 or by email at rmosey@sbcglobal.net.

•?March 9 — The Akron Sail & Power Squadron will present a two-hour seminar on anchoring from 7 to 9 p.m. at American Legion Hall, 1601 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls. Novice and experienced boaters will survey the latest anchoring equipment and techniques. The cost is $15 for nonmembers. For more information, contact Jim Ehrman at 330-697-8878 or by email at jimsmarine@neo.rr.com.

•?March 16 — The Portage-Summit Field & Stream Club, 8504 U.S. 224, Deerfield Township, meets at 2 p.m. the third Sunday of each month. Meetings are open to the public and to those interested in becoming a member. For more information, visit www.psfsclub.org or call Lew Weygandt at 330-688-6507.

SHOOTS

•?Today — Lenape Trail Sportsman Club, 15413 Salt Creek Road, Mount Eaton, will host protector trap shoots at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 330-695-9826.

•?Today — The Bolivar Sportsman’s Club, 11286 Bolivar-Strasburg Road NW, Bolivar, hosts open trap shoots at 6:30 p.m. every Friday. For more information, call 330-874-3175.

•?Today — The Lake Milton Fish & Game Club, 4375 Bedell Road, Berlin Center, hosts open and protector trap shoots at 6 p.m. every Friday. New shooters are welcome. For more information, call Dean at 330-557-4001.

•?Saturday — The Copley Trap Range, 1665 Jacoby Road, Copley Township, is open for shoots from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday. For more information, call Brad Harker at 330-855-1174 or Harvey Bechtel at 330-620-6909.

•?March 16 — Crystal Springs Bowhunters will have a 30-target, 3-D shoot on Deerfield Avenue Northwest just north of Marshallville Road in Canal Fulton. Registration will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with progressive starting times. Crossbows are permitted. The concession stand will be open all day. Memberships are available at $35 per family. Cost is $5 per shoot for members or $10 per shoot for nonmembers. Children under age 15 are admitted free with a paying adult. Similar events are scheduled April 27, May 18, June 22, July 20 and Aug. 17. For more information, visit www.3dshoots.com or call 330-603-3161 or 330-806-7273.

HUNTER ED

Those purchasing an Ohio hunting license for the first time must complete a hunter education course. Additionally, Ohio hunters seeking licenses in other states may be required to show proof that they completed such a course. There is no charge. For more information, call 800-WILDLIFE.

LET US KNOW

•?Seeking events — If you have an outdoors event planned, please submit the information to the Beacon Journal for inclusion in the Outdoors Calendar. Minimum information needed is: type of event, date, time, place (please include an address), cost and a number to call for further information. Include a website if applicable. Please submit items by email to outdoorsabj@yahoo.com or by fax at 330-996-3629.