Outdoors notebook

Outdoors notebook for April 18, 2013


The non-profit group Diveheart will conduct training classes for buddies and instructors of disabled divers Thursday-Sunday at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo. Fees are $395 for instructor training; $250 for buddy certification. Call Willie Stanton at 561-307-8583 or email info@diveheart.org.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 6-11 will present a free “Love a Life Vest” workshop for kids on Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami. For more, email floridamjj@yahoo.com.

Register your youngster for the new Capt. Bob Lewis Kids Fishing Classic on Saturday out of Shake-A-Leg Miami in Coconut Grove. Anglers may fish from boats or on land. More than 120 trophies and prizes will be awarded. Visit http://billfishchallenge.com or call 305-725-5514.

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Dania Beach will host a kids’ outdoor skills challenge Saturday-Sunday featuring knot tying, casting, archery and packing a backpack. Prizes will be awarded. Call 954-929-7710.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will host a free hunter safety course Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Markham Park shooting range clubhouse, 16001 W. State Road 84 in Sunrise. Participants must register in advance at my FWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling 561-625-5122.

The Coral Restoration Foundation will hold a gala to honor founder Ken Nedimyer on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at the Florida Keys Conference Center at the Islander Resort in Islamorada. Visit www.coralrestoration.org.

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