Basic Handgun Care, Cleaning & Storage

Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range (High Ridge, Mo.)

Date: Thursday, Feb. 11 • 8-8:30 a.m.

MDC experts will teach you the proper techniques and overview some of the multitude of products and claims out there to maintain firearms. Firearms and equipment will be provided. Anyone under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations: (636) 938-9548.

Maple Sugaring

Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

Date: Saturday, Feb. 13 • 1-4 p.m.

No registration required (all ages). Discover one of the forest’s sweetest gifts. Maple sugaring is rich in history and still practiced today. Learn the history, equipment, and process of making maple syrup. Youth and adult groups welcome.

Survival Tactics for the Outdoorsman

Location: August A. Busch Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center (Defiance, Mo.)

Date: Feb. 17, 6 p.m. to Feb. 18, 9 p.m.

This two-part class will teach the basic survival necessities when stranded, lost, or injured, in the woods. MDC experts will go over finding food, water purification, shelter, and other aspects that will help you survive. You must attend part one, on Wednesday, in order to attend part two. Children ages 11-16 must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations: (636) 441-4554.

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