H&H Shooting Sports will offer archery, kids archery, bowhunting and concealed carry options classes as part of the store’s annual Summer Expo on July 17-19.
Called Expo University, space is limited for the classes, and registration is required. For more information, visit www.HHShootingSports.com.
WHISTLERFEST FOR KIDS SCHEDULED JULY 19 AT ARCADIA LAKE
The Central Oklahoma 89ers chapter of Quail Forever will hold its “WhistlerFest” July 19 for ages 5 and older.
The youth event will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Arcadia Conservation Education Center at Arcadia Lake. Fishing, hiking, nature photography and archery are just some of the activities that kids may participate in.
Registration is required in advance. For more information, visit www.centralokquailforever.org, email email@example.com or call Treka Werner at 255-8021.
CAMO AND PEARLS EVENT IN MIDWEST CITY
The National Wild Turkey Federation will have a Camo and Pearls event Saturday in Midwest City.
Brenda Valentine will be the guest speaker for the event at the Reed Conference Center.
Valentine is a national spokeswoman for the National Wild Turkey Federation and co-host of Bass Pro Shops’ “Real Hunting” television show.
The Camo and Pearls event will start at 5:30 p.m. and include a raffle plus silent and live auctions.
For more information contact Becky Evans at (580) 513-3000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAMED MOUNTAINEER TO SPEAK IN ARDMORE
Mountaineer Peter Athans, who has earned the nickname “Mr. Everest,” will speak July 22 at 7 p.m. at the Ardmore Convention Center.
The man who has been scaling the world’s most iconic mountain for nearly three decades will appear in Ardmore as part of the Noble Foundation’s Profiles and Perspectives speaking series.
Athans, a member of The North Face design and developmental team, has led 16 expeditions on Mount Everest up five different routes, reaching the summit seven times.
Athans has guided mountaineer expeditions on all seven continents. He is the current program director of the Khumbu Climbing School and teaches throughout the winter in the Everest region to increase the skills and safety of Nepalese climbers who are guides in the Himalayas.
The event is free and open to the public.
LAKE RECORDS SET AT LAWTONKA, KAW
Two new lake records were certified last week by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.
Roger Pinchback of Marlow caught the new lake record channel catfish at Lake Lawtonka. Pinchback caught the 26.5-pound channel cat on June 29 using natural bait.
Ehren Long of Ponca City caught a new lake record striped bass hybrid June 28 at Kaw Lake. The fish weighed 11.6 pounds.
FREE FISHING CLASSES FOR KIDS IN OKC
The Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department continues to hold free fishing classes each Saturday morning during the summer for children ages 5 to 15.
The next class will be Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. at the South Lakes Fishing Pond, SW 119 and Meridian.
Other classes this month are scheduled for July 19 at Metro Tech Springlake, NE 36 and Springlake Drive, and July 26 at Edwards Park Lake, 1515 N. Bryant.
For more information, call the H.B. Parsons Fish Hatchery at 755-4014.