The Patuxent Research Refuge, the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), Wheelin' Sportsmen and Meade Natural Heritage Association will offer a spring wild turkey hunting season, open to young, disabled, mobility-impaired and other hunters.
Youth hunts are to be held April 16, 23 and 30 and May 7, 14 and 21. Events for disabled hunters are scheduled for April 18 and 25 and May 2, 9, 16 and 23.
Hunts for mobility-impaired hunters are to be held April 18 and 25 and May 2, 9, 16 and 23. And hunts for the general public are to be held April 16, 23 and 30 and May 7, 14 and 21.
Hunters will be selected by lottery. Prospective hunters must have appropriate licensing and attend an NWTF clinic.
Hunters can contact the refuge to arrange for volunteers to help call in turkeys and choose hunting sites during the hunt.
Application forms are available at http://patuxent.fws.gov or by calling 301-776-3090. Completed forms must be submitted in person at the North Tract Visitor Contact Station by 4 p.m. March 19.
- Audrey Goldberg
Recreation council opens registration for classes
The South Laurel Recreation Council is accepting registration for classes for children, teens, adults and seniors.
Classes, which start Tuesday, will be held Monday through Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings at Montpelier, Oakland, and James Harrison elementary schools and at the Montpelier Carriage House, off Route 197 in south Laurel.
Fitness and exercise classes include pilates, yoga and tai chi. Beginning and intermediate salsa and Latin dancing, as well as line and hand dancing are to be offered.
Classes in self-defense, scrapbooking, fresh floral design, stamping and chess are also available.
To register, stop by the Deerfield Run Community Center from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday or noon to 5 p.m. Saturday or Sunday.
Information: 301-953-7882, 301-776-2805, or www.pgparks.com.