Outdoor hotline (5/28/12)

May 28, 2012 

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Denali Park Field Seminars registration: Multiday seminars led by expert instructors include topics in wildlife, botany, geology, painting, and more. Courses based out of the Murie Science and Learning Center field camp located along the Teklanika River. $330-$440, lodging, meals and instruction included. For more information or to register, visit www.alaskageographic.org or call 907-683-1269.

TUESDAY

Parent and Me Walks, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Kincaid Outdoor Center, 9401 Raspberry Road. Moms, dads and children are invited to learn the trail systems in Kincaid Park. Meet other parents and children who have similar interests. Trail strollers and backpacks are welcome. For all ages. $5 per family. (343-4217, 343-6397, www.muni.org/parks)

My 500-Mile Walk Across Spain, 6 p.m., REI, 1200 W. Northern Lights Blvd. Hear stories and see images from Alaska writer, photographer and adventurer Christina Whitin's 40-day journey across northern Spain. The talk is free but you will need to register online at www.rei.com/stores/16. (299-4437, alaskachristina@gmail.com)

Archery Fun League, 6 p.m., Kincaid Park, Raspberry Road. Have fun learning to shoot target archery and meet other shooters. $5, ages 12 and under free. (www.northwestarchers.com)

Kripalu Yoga for Outdoor Adventurers, 6-7:15 p.m., Fairview Recreation Center, 1121 E. 10th Ave. For beginning to intermediate levels of practice, this meditative style of yoga, which includes classic postures, breathing techniques, mediation, and relaxation, is great for hikers, bikers, runners, and paddlers. Bring two blankets and wear comfortable clothing. For ages 15 years and older. $57 for five weeks or $14 per class. (343-4247, www.muni.org/parks)

Wednesday

Adventure Smart Program, 1-3 p.m., Eagle River Nature Center, 32750 Eagle River Road. Ten registered junior explorers in grades 1-6, accompanied by an adult, can learn how to use maps and compasses, then takes a 1-2 mile walk for some backcountry practice. Call to register. $10 per child plus $5 parking for non-members. (694-2108, www.ernc.org)

Midsummer Night's Science Series: Bear Safety for Families, 7 p.m., BLM Campbell Creek Science Center, 5600 Science Center Drive. Come learn all about bears and ways to be safe in bear country. Learn about bear spray and practice using it. Free.

Thursday

Early Morning Bird Walk, 6:30-8:30 a.m., BLM Campbell Creek Science Center, 5600 Science Center Drive. Develop and fine-tune your birding skills and witness the progression of songbird migration through the Campbell Tract. Meet in the center's parking lot and dress appropriately for the weather and for walking on uneven terrain. Hot cocoa and coffee will be available afterward. Free. (267-1241)

Alaska Outdoors Weekly Hiking, 6:30 p.m., Stuckagain Heights, Basher Drive. Enjoy a challenging hike with other outdoor enthusiasts. Meeting location changes every week. $1 for nonmembers. (770-0440, www.alaska-outdoors.org)

friday

Tryck Garden Tour, 7-8:30 p.m., 3625 Rabbit Creek Road. The focus of the first tour is early flowering shrubs and perennials. Some of the plants featured are Rhododendrons, Trilliums, Anenomes,and Primulas. Bring non disposal food items for the Food Bank.

Moose-Goose-N-Mosquito Open Outdoor Steel-Tip Dart Tournament, 7:30 p.m. Friday and 11:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Tug Bar, Mile 18.5 Knik Goose Bay Road. All events are Jack and Jill blind draw doubles; the modified round robin format will be determined on site to accommodate the number of teams. $10 per person, per event. Proceeds from each event will be paid out to top three finishers. Free camping, RVs and tents welcome or reserve a cabin. (RSVP, 907-982-6052)

SATURDAY

Alaska Sailing Club Learn to Sail Class, June 2 and 7 in Anchorage and June 8-10 in Big Lake, or July 27-29 in Big Lake. Go online to www.aksailclub.com. Choose 'learn to sail' and complete application and mail it in. Single $375 or couple $475. This class is limited to those 18 and older. Email the instructor at akpeace@gci.net for more information.

Little Su Classic River Race/Clean-Up, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., mile 57.5 Parks Highway, Houston. Susitna Rotary Club's 6th annual kayak, raft, canoe race and river clean-up. Full float is 18 miles and takes 4-5 hours. Second start at noon halfway. All ages and paddling levels welcome. Trophies for top three winners in each category. Prizes for trash collection, poker hands, drawings, and more. T-shirt, BBQ picnic, shuttle service. Limited canoe and kayak rentals available. $20. (715-7671, www.facebook.com/events/276284799113960/)

F.I.S.H. Charity Golf Tournament, 9 a.m., Settlers Bay Golf Course, Knik Goose Bay Road. Shotgun start Scramble/Best Ball format. Fun, food, games, prizes. Fundraiser for Fellowship In Serving Humanity, serving Anchorage neighbors for more than 40 years by delivering an emergency supply of food. 95% of proceeds go to food purchases. Register or donate online at www.fishcharity.org $150 individual, $600 team. (229-8153, www.fishcharity.org)

Red Shirt Lake Trail Run, 9 a.m., Mile 6, Nancy Lake Parkway. Hilly, sometimes muddy, scenic, single track trail, out and back.Prizes and post-race feed. Sign up online at www.ultrasignup.com $ 20, kids 12 and under free. (495-2205, www.willowraceseries.com)

Blue Donkey Run, 10 a.m., Westchester Lagoon, 15th Avenue and U St. Registration begins at 9 a.m. A 5K family friendly, handicap accessible run/walk that follows the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. Proceeds benefit the Anchorage Democrats. Part of Michelle Obama's program to improve family health. Register at race start or online. $10-$20. (830-3163, www.anchoragedemocrats.org)

Archery, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Kincaid Park Annex Bunker and Archery Range, Far west end of Raspberry Road. Instructors from the Northwest Archers club will offer their expertise. Equipment available for use. All skill levels welcome. Parents must accompany children. For ages 8 and older. (343-6397, 343-4217, www.muni.org/parks)

Moms, Pops, and Tots, 2-4 p.m., BLM Campbell Creek Science Center, 5600 Science Center Drive. Spend time playing outside and exploring the natural world with your infant or toddler and network with other parents. Learn about outdoor gear and leave with useful handouts. Free. (267-1245, www.blm.gov/ak/st/en/prog/sciencecenter.html)

Animal Baby Program, 2 p.m., Eagle River Nature Center, 32750 Eagle River Road. Junior naturalists will learn about animal babies and how animals grow up in Alaska. Free program; $5 parking for non-members. (694-2108, www.ernc.org)

SUNDAY

Ask the Naturalist, 2 p.m., Eagle River Nature Center, 32750 Eagle River Road. Stop by and chat with a naturalist stationed at the large viewing deck on the Rodak Trail and get answers about Alaska animals, plants, and more. Telescope and binoculars available. Free; $5 parking for non-members. (694-2108, www.ernc.org)

ON DECK

Mat-Su Services for Children and Adults' Golf Tournament, 7 a.m. June 8, Fishhook Golf Course, Palmer. An annual fundraiser for MSSCA's Infant Learning Program. A 9-hole, 4-person scramble. Event registration includes green fee, golf cart, bucket of balls, 9 hole golf pass, goodie bag, door prizes, and barbecue lunch. $55 per person or $220 per team of 4 before June 1, $60 or $260 after June 2. (352-1200, www.mssca@mssca.org)

Walk to Cure Diabetes, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 9, Cuddy Family Midtown Park, 40th Ave. and B Street. A fun and family oriented walk, featuring entertainment, food and kids activities. (508-873-3464, walk.jdrf.org)

Hope Golf Classic, 9 a.m. June 14, Palmer Golf Course, 1000 E. Lepak Ave. A 4-person scramble with a shotgun start. The proceeds from the tournament will help fund Hope's Emergency Needs Fund and the Family Matters Program. Food and prizes for everyone. $125 for a single player, $500 for a team. (433-4913, www.hopealaska.org)

Northwest Run/Walk Epilepsy 2012, 9 a.m.-noon June 16, Westchester Logoo, 1824 W. 15th Ave. In recognition of Father's Day weekend, Stone Soup Group will honor Dad's and their families. Teams who register in honor of "Dad" will be eligible to win a prize. Others prizes include teams that raise the most money, most team members, most original costumes, and more. $25. (561-3701, www.nwrunwalk.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1015659&lis=1&kntae1015659=C8195A069BAC45F78AABDF4E04613FD1)

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