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Birds and Brew event at Hawk Mountain

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Drehersville, will kickoff the annual Autumn Hawk Watch, which begins Thursday, Aug. 15, with its second annual “Birds and Brew” event, Saturday, Aug. 17, from 5-8 p.m. Proceeds from this event directly support the sanctuary’s global conservation science research and educational programming.

Attendees will enjoy unlimited beer tastings from approximately 20 local breweries, high-class food, a commemorative 6-ounce glass and live music entertainment performed by Jim Munster acoustic & Larry. Preregistered admission is $50 and $60 for those who purchase at the door; designated drivers and those younger than 21 can attend and receive food and non-alcoholic drinks for $25 preregistered and $30 at the door.

Prior to the “Birds and Brew” event other activities will be held from 1-3 p.m., with the “Reptiles and Amphibians” presentation from the Family Fun in Nature Series teaching families with live, captive-raised reptiles and amphibians and be followed by an optional “hands-on” component. Additionally, the Visitor Center Gallery will have art by Kaitlyn Dougher displayed throughout August with a free exhibit titled “Moments,” which capture the changing light, changing life and changing weather on Hawk Mountain.

For sponsorship information, contact Membership and Volunteer manager Tammy Jandrasitz at jandrasitz@hawkmountain.org. For details about the event and to preregister, visit “http://www.hawkmountain.org/birds-and-brew”. Peggy Hentz is ETO guest.

Peggy Hentz of Red Creek Wildlife Preserve is the guest of News-Item Herald outdoors writer Doyle Dietz on today’s edition of “Experience The Outdoors,” winner of the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association and Mason-Dixon Outdoor Writers Association awards for best outdoors radio program, 7-7:30 a.m. on WLSH 1410-AM, and 9:30-10 a.m. on Magic 105.5-FM.; and downloaded on wmgh.com.

Banquets

Pig roast, Saturday, Aug. 10, 3 p.m., Friedensburg Fish and Game, 169 Stone Mountain Road, Pine Grove; call (570) 617-0492 for information.

Today’s events

Bears Head 3D woods walk, dawn to dusk daily through October, Bears Head Archery, 148 Lofty Road, Delano, off Exit 134 of 1-81, bows and crossbows; call (570) 467-0331 for information. Gunmakers Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dixon Muzzleloading Shop, 9952 Kunkels Mill Road, Kempton; for information visit www.dixonmuzzleloading.com or call (610) 756-6271. Yoga on the Mountain, 9-10 a.m., Acopian Center for Conservation Learning, Orwigsburg; for required preregistration visit www.hawkmountain.org. Muzzleloader shoot, 9 a.m., Susquehanna Sportsmen Association, Sportsmen Club Road, off Cherokee Road, Route 642 East, Danville; contact Bruce Whitenight, days, at (570) 784-9380; Gary Ent, days, at (570) 759-0719; or Wayne Flora at (570) 275-4349 for information.

This week’s events

Wednesday: Trap practice, 6-8 p.m., through August 28, adults and juniors, Beckville Fish and Game.

Thursday: Trap, youth 5-6 p.m.; adult, 6-9 p.m.; Orwigsburg Gun Club, Gun Club Road, off Route 443 East, Orwigsburg; email grsmmyminch@gmail.com for information.

Friday: Trap practice, 6:30 p.m., Keystone Fish and Game, Irish Valley Road, Shamokin; call (570) 274-5834 or (570) 648-0084 for information.

Saturday and Sunday: 3D, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., North-Montour Sportsmen’s Association, Sportsmen Road, Montour Preserve, Washingtonville; for information call Matt Swartz at (570) 490-2784 or Jim Harmon at (570) 412.4819.

Saturday: Dive Demonstration, 6 p.m., south boat launch parking lot, Locust Lake State Park, Barnesville.

Sunday, Aug. 4: Sporting clays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friedensburg Fish and Game, 169 Stone Mountain Road, Pine Grove; call (570) 617-0492 for information. Crystal Run Adventure Hike, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., meets at Mount Pleasant Hose Company, Buck Run. Kayak course, Tuscarora State Park, Barnesville, 9:30 a.m.; preregistration required in person or by calling (570) 467-2506. Tuscarora Crow Trail Hike, 1:30 p.m., Tuscarora State Park, Barnesville.

— Compiled by Doyle Dietz

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