THURSDAY

RICHARD LIPSEY TRIBUTE & SPONSOR BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Perkins Road, Baton Rouge. Benefits waterfowl projects in Cameron Parish. Call Scott Singletary (225) 235-7085 or Zac Brown (225) 573-4030. Website: www.ducks.org/louisiana

NEW ORLEANS FLY FISHERS MEETING: 7 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Church Hall, 444 Metairie Road, New Orleans. Call Sean Gilthorpe (504) 259-2329.

FRIDAY

donaldsonville chapter/ducks unlimited seafood extravaganza: 6 p.m., Lemann Center, Donaldsonville. Tickets $60, $75 couples.

FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS TOURNAMENT: 7 p.m.-midnight, La. Express Landing, False River (south end), Jarreau. Fee $30/boat plus launch fee (maximum 2 anglers). 5 bass limit/14 inches minimum size. Weekly event through Sept. 16. Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

11th ANNUAL GULF COAST KAYAK FISHING SPRING TOURNAMENT: ShoreLine Park, South Gulf Breeze, Florida. Public event. Fee $50 includes captains meeting. Inshore, nearshore categories. Preregistration required. Website: www.gulfcoastkayakfishing.com.

SATURDAY

7TH ANNUAL ARBOR DAY AT BURDEN: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden, 4560 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge. Plant a tree to reforest Hurricane Gustav-ravaged Burden Woods, scavenger hunt, children’s tree climb & hayrides. Admission $5-$10. No fee ages 3 and younger. Call. (225) 763-3990.

TUESDAY

ACADIANA FLY RODDERS PROGRAM: 6:30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church Hall, 415 Roselawn, Lafayette. Call Richard Latiolais, (337) 354-897.

WEDNESDAY

PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN FLY FISHERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Beach House Grill, 124 Girod St., Mandeville. Call Corey Tohme, (985) 624-9331. Website:pbasinflyfishers.blogspot.com.

CCA VERMILION CHAPTER BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., VN Hall, 1201 North Lafitte Road, Abbeville. Tickets $75, $40 spouses, $25 youths, $600 tables. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.