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This page is a regular weekly feature focusing on Florida outdoors adventures and upcoming events. If you would like to add to this listing, email scocking@MiamiHerald.com.


•  The Miami-Dade chapter of CCA Florida will hold a fundraising banquet and auction at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Treetop ballroom at Jungle Island on MacArthur Causeway, Miami. Tickets are $100 per person. For more information, call Jerry McGinley at 305-371-3835.

•  Hopkins-Carter Marine, 3300 NW 21st Street, Miami, will host a women’s fishing seminar at 6 p.m. Friday. The store also will host the “Trolling for Charity” fishing tournament Saturday to benefit the Better Florida Foundation. For more information, visit www.hopkins-carter.com.

•  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Bass Pro Shops will kick off the second year of the TrophyCatch program with a special event Saturday and Sunday at the store in Dania Beach. Bass fishing celebrities Roland Martin and Terry Segraves will demonstrate how to catch bass and FWC biologists will conduct seminars and help anglers register for TrophyCatch. Prizes will be given away. For more information, call 954-929-7710.

•  Famed marine artist/documentarian/scientist Guy Harvey will host the premiere of “Tiger Shark Express” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bailey Hall at Broward College in Davie, part of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for students and seniors. For more information, visit fliff.com or call 954-760-9898.

•  The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation will hold a fundraising dinner and auction at 6 p.m. Nov. 2 at the IGFA Hall of Fame & Museum in Dania Beach. Admission is $300 per person. Call Greg at 800-288-1227.

•  Catch and release bonefish, tarpon, permit, snook and redfish for trophies and prizes in the second annual Cheeca Lodge All American Backcountry Fishing Tournament, Nov. 8-10 in Islamorada. Entry fee is $2,000 per angler. Call Julie Olsen at 305-517-4449 or email jolsen@cheeca.com.

•  “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” — the popular saltwater fishing seminar for women — will host a weekend of learning stations, lectures, festivities and fishing Nov. 15-17 at the BPOE Elks Lodge, mile-marker 92, U.S. 1, Tavernier. Fee for the weekend is $145; lodging and optional fishing adventure cost extra. Call 954-475-9068.

•  Fish for largemouth and peacock bass with a NASCAR celebrity in the Hot Rods & Reels Charity Fishing Tournament at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 16 in the infield lake at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Proceeds will benefit the “Speediatrics” unit at Homestead Hospital. For more information, call 954-792-7223, ext. 113 or visit hotrodsandreels.com.

•  Help fund youth conservation programs in Florida by attending the second annual Florida BlueGreen Event on Nov. 16 at the home of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation commissioner Ron Bergeron, 21111 SW 16th Street, Weston. For more information, visit FloridaBlueGreen.com or call Tim O’Neil of the Wildlife Foundation of Florida at 850-212-5454.

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