OKC Gun Club to host world championship
The Oklahoma City Gun Club is hosting its first world shooting championship beginning Friday.
The International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Association's World Championship will run through July 20 at the gun club near Arcadia.
At least 650 shooters from the United States, Brazil, Canada and Australia will compete. Spectators are welcome.
The championships are a timed event competition where shooters fire from long distances at metal silhouette targets of animals.
For more information, call Jim Fields at 203-1268.
Camo and Pearls in Norman
The National Wild Turkey Federation is holding its annual “Camo and Pearls” ladies event fundraiser Saturday in Norman.
The event will be at the Belmar Golf Club, 1025 E Indian Hills Road. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m.
For reservations or sponsorships, call Becky Evans at (580) 513-3000 or Tiffany English at (405) 919-7660.
The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation also holds free family fishing clinics on Thursday evenings during the summer at Arcadia Lake.
For more information, visit www.wildlifedepartment.com.
Free fishing classes
The City of Oklahoma City holds free fishing classes for kids on Saturday mornings this summer.
Classes continue through August and begin at 8 a.m. Children ages 5 to 15 are eligible. Equipment is provided, but adult supervision is required.
The remaining classes are Saturday and Aug. 11 at Metro Tech Springlake, July 21 and Aug. 18 at Crystal Lake and Aug. 4 at Edwards Park Lake.
To register for a class, call the Police Athletic League at 316-3474.
Hunter Ed class in OKC
The Oklahoma City Sportsman Club, 4001 NW 39, will be hosting a hunter education class Aug. 4.
The class will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. Reservations are required. Call 943-4419 to reserve a spot.
American Horse to close for repairs
American Horse Lake near Geary will be closed to the public beginning Monday while the dam undergoes a major renovation.
Campsites also will be closed. The dam was heavily damaged by rainfall in 2007, and initial repairs did not fix the problem, state wildlife officials said.
American Horse is one of 15 lakes owned by the Wildlife Department.
Gun safety course for kids in Shawnee
The Oklahoma Rifle Association is hosting a "Gun Safety for Kids" program on July 21 at Shoot-N-Iron Training Academy, 17205 Gaddy Road, in Shawnee.
Kids ages 8 to 15 are eligible and must be accompanied by an adult. The program begins at 9 a.m. Lunch and ammo are provided.
Reservations are required and can be made by calling 273-4822.