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.
NRA BASIC PERSONAL PROTECTION/MISS. ENHANCED CARRY COURSE: 6 p.m., Friday & 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Southwest Mississippi Gun Club, McComb, Miss. Fee $65. Approved for Louisiana residents. Attendees should bring own pistols (rimfire or centerfire semi-auto/revolvers)/50 rounds of ammo, lunch & beverage. Eye, hearing protection recommended. Preregistration required. Email: Doug Bowser: firstname.lastname@example.org. Call club (601) 341-8797.
SAFE BOATING COURSE/U.S. POWER SQUADRON: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Mel Ott Recreation Center, 2501 Belle Chasse Highway, Gretna. Two sessions, complete course runs 9 a.m.-1 p.m., June 25. Includes seamanship, equipment, navigation, emergencies & boating/licensing laws. No fee. $40 (not required) course book. State Boating Law certification course. Call Charley Heintz/New Orleans Power Squadron (504) 232-0063. Website: www.nops.org.
LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6 p.m., Pack and Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website: www.lafayettekayakfishing.com.
SOUTH LOUISIANA CHAPTER/ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK FOUNDATION BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Doubletree Hotel, 2150 Veterans Boulevard, Kenner. Live/silent auctions, raffles, dinner. Call Lee Ayo (504) 481-8671/email: email@example.com or Valerie Cicero (504) 430-4280/email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CCA SOUTH LAFOURCHE CHAPTER BANQUET: 6 p.m., Civic Center, 307 East 5th Street, Larose. Tickets $65, $35 spouses, $25 youths, $500 tables. Call CCA Louisiana (225) 952-9200.
STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLER’S RODEO: Through Labor Day, CCA-Louisiana summer-long, multi-species coastal fishing competition. CCA membership & S.T.A.R. fee. $500,000 total prize packages. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.
ST. TAMMANY PIER OPENED: 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays. Fee $3/12-older, $1 sightseers. $1 Wednesdays for seniors & active/retired military, $1 Sundays for grandparents. 54001 E. Howze Beach Rd. near Slidell. Call (985) 649-1922. Website: www.sttammanyfishingpier.com.
OPEN SEASONS: Recreational red snapper in state waters out to nine miles.
CLOSED SEASONS: Recreational red snapper in federal waters. Greater amberjack & gray triggerfish seasons closed in state and federal waters through July 31.