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Outdoors calendar

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published May 6, 2001


Fishing

MONDAY: Fly-casting and tying seminar, 6:30 p.m., St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 8320 Old CR 54, New Port Richey; (727) 856-8116.

TUESDAY: Fly-tying clinic, 6:30 p.m., Saltwater Fly Fisherman, Clearwater; (727) 443-5000.

THURSDAY: Inshore seminar with Capt. Nick Winger, 7 p.m., Boater's World, 9931 Adamo E, Tampa; (813) 620-0997.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY: TV John Trolling Tournament, Leverocks, Madeira Beach Causeway, Old Salt Fishing Club, captain's meeting 7 p.m. Thursday; (727) 328-7699.

SATURDAY: Fly-casting clinic, 10 a.m., Bill Jackson's, 9501 U.S. 19 N, Pinellas Park; (727) 576-4169.

SATURDAY: Fly-casting clinic, women at 11:30 a.m., coed at 12:30 p.m., Saltwater Fly Fisherman, Clearwater; (727) 443-5000.

SATURDAY: Fly-casting clinic, 10 a.m., World Class Outfitters, 13911 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa; (813) 968-3736.

SATURDAY: Cast-net techniques with Capt. Rob Gorda, 10 a.m., Bill Jackson's, 9501 U.S. 19 N, Pinellas Park; (727) 576-4169.

UPCOMING: Spanish Mackerel "Big Mack Attack" tournament, Billy's Stone Crab, 1120 Pinellas Bayway, Tierra Verde, captain's registration party 6 p.m. May 18, fish May 19, weigh-in 3 p.m. May 19; (727) 542-3900.

Boating

TODAY: Bikini Cup Bay Race, Windjammers of Clearwater, 2437 10th Ave. SW, Largo; (727) 781-3923.

TODAY: Sunday race, Davis Island Yacht Club, 1315 Severen Ave., Tampa; (813) 251-1158.

TUESDAY: Continuous safe-boating course, 7:30 p.m., U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 72, 1300 Beach Drive SE, St. Petersburg; (727) 898-8774.

WEDNESDAY: Boating skills and seamanship course, 7:30 p.m., U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 79, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Building, 5108 Gandy Blvd., Tampa; (813) 835-4118.

THURSDAY: U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary safe-boating course, 7:30 p.m., 299 Boca Ciega Drive, Madeira Beach; (727) 587-7873.

THURSDAY: U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary safe-boating course, 7:30 p.m., Flotilla 78, St. Pete Beach Recreation Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach; (727) 867-3088.

THURSDAY: Evening race, Davis Island Yacht Club, 1315 Severen Ave., Tampa; (813) 251-1158.

THURSDAY: Evening race, Treasure Island Tennis and Yacht Club, 400 Treasure Island Causeway, Treasure Island; (727) 595-8206.

FRIDAY: USF Sail Club meeting, 5:30 p.m., Bayboro Cafe at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg; (727) 821-4840.

SATURDAY: Safe-boating course, 9 a.m., Clearwater Community Sailing Center, 1001 Gulf Blvd., Sand Key; (727) 462-6368.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY: Cotee River Seafood Festival and SunTrust Boat Show, 10 a.m., downtown New Port Richey, event includes concerts, food, and a nautical and natural arts and crafts show; (727) 842-8066.

SATURDAY: Commodore Cup, Pass-a-Grille Yacht Club, 2301 Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach; (727) 360-3311.

SATURDAY: Royal Gaboon race, St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave., St. Petersburg; (727) 822-3873.

SATURDAY: Bikini Cup Gulf Race, Windjammers of Clearwater, 2437 10th Ave. SW, Largo; (727) 781-3923

SATURDAY: Wakeboard Tournament, 8 a.m., Tower Lake, Oldsmar, open to all level of riders, must preregister, Tackle Shack, 7801 66th St., Pinellas Park; (727) 546-5080.

Miscellaneous

DAILY: Boyd Hill Nature Park tram tour, 1 p.m.; (727) 893-7326.

WEDNESDAY: Canoe trip, 9 a.m., Weeki Wachee River, reservations required for rentals, Hernando Audubon Society; (352) 686-8195.

FRIDAY: Backpacking for beginners, 6:30 p.m., Baywinds North, 722 E Fletcher Ave. (Exit 35, I-275), North Tampa; 1-800-300-6994 toll free or (813) 977-0996.

SATURDAY: Guided hike at Brooker Creek Preserve, 9 a.m., reservations required; (727) 943-4003.

SATURDAY: Canoe trip, 7:30 p.m., Baywinds North, Withlacoochee State Forest, canoes and refreshments provided; 1-800-300-6994 toll free or (813) 977-0996.

SATURDAY: Oyster Bar Community Restoration, Whiskey Stump Key, Hillsborough Bay, more than 100 volunteers needed, meet at Williams Boat Ramp, register with Tampa Baywatch; (727) 896-5320.

- Send information to Outdoors, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731. All items must be typed and arrive 10 days before the event. Include event name, time, address and phone number.

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