It’s not a weekend getaway, but it is a low-stress evening away from home.
Girls Night Out at 7 p.m. April 5 at the Bass Pro Shops Sportsman’s Center in Cary will bring together women with interests in outdoor activities, including this month’s topic: camping.
“We want to make sure that this is a time they can come and have fun. It’s a very informal setting,” said Clint McCullen, special events coordinator for the store just off Harrison Avenue at Interstate 40. “It’s a good place to have great discussions and get hands-on instruction with products that you normally wouldn’t be able to do in a regular store setting.”
Previous topics have covered kayaking, basic archery and fishing skills.
The free events, which have drawn six to 15 participants, are held on first Tuesdays with instructors Karen Mitchell and Lam Monzet. Call the store at 919-677-5100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Don’t miss: Wildlife artist Duane Raver, who lives in the Cleveland area of Garner, will be featured on WUNC-TV’s “Our State” program, which is moving to a new time. Episode 803, titled “Fins and Feathers/Dirt to Shirt,” premieres at 9 p.m. April 4 and repeats at 7:30 p.m. April 7.
Raver creates detailed illustrations in his studio at daughter Diane Braswell’s shop, Diane’s Wildlife Taxidermy, in Garner.
The episode also features Mindful Supply Company T-shirts. Learn more at www.unctv.org/content/ourstate.
Turkey hunting: With turkey hunting season arriving with youth-only week April 2-8 and the statewide season April 9-May 7, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the National Wild Turkey Federation conclude a series of 24 free seminars.
The 6:30-9 p.m. sessions wrap up with a Thursday advanced course at Haywood Community College in Clyde; April 4 (beginner) and April 5 (advanced) at Caldwell County Extension Center in Lenoir; and April 6-7 at Forsyth County Extension Center in Winston-Salem.
Vets events: The nonprofit Operation North State and volunteers on land and in boats will host wounded warriors and disabled veterans for Top Shelf Fishin’ Festival events. Events start Saturday, April 2, at Bayside Marina in Edenton. To donate or volunteer, go to www.operationnorthstate.com.
Bear hunting: The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, starting the temporary rule-making process, will hold public hearings on proposals regarding black bear hunting. The 7 p.m. meetings are April 5 in District 9 in Clyde; April 6 in District 8 in Morganton and April 8 in District 1 in Williamston at Martin Community College. Go to www.ncwildlife.org.
Banquet: The Cape Fear Chapter of Coastal Conservation Association North Carolina will hold its banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at the Coastline Conference and Event Center in Wilmington. Go to http://ccanc.org/cape-fear-tickets.
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