Outdoor hotline

AnchorageOctober 8, 2012 

TUESDAY

Hilltop Alpine Race Team, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Hilltop Chalet at Hilltop Ski Area, 7014 Abbott Roadd. Hilltop is now offering an Alpine Race program. This is a competitive ski team that will be racing in the Youth Ski League against other youth ski teams from the Anchorage area. The program is for ages 7-13, who are intermediate to advanced skiers. Program includes: professional coaching by experienced racers, pre-season dryland training, running gates, video analysis of students skiing, and 3 hour practices twice a week. Races are held on Saturdays. Program includes a Hilltop season pass. (346-1446, www.hilltopskiarea.org)

Bonny Sosa Tuesday Night Running Race Series, 5:30-8:15 p.m. East High School, 4025 E. Northern Lights Blvd. Hosted by Anchorage Parks and Recreation;, locations change each week. Choose the Munchkin League for youths under 12 or those young at heart; Farm League for recreational runners; or the Lightning League for competitive runners. Register online at active.com by 12:30 p.m. race day. Fees increase the day of the event: $2 kids, $5 adults, $10 families, $30 adult season pass, $60 family season pass. (343-4217, www.muni.org/departments/parks/pages/tuesdaynightraces.aspx)

WEDNESDAY

USATF-Alaska Association Cross-Country Championships, 4-6:30 p.m., Anchorage Christian Schools, 6401 E. Northern Lights Blvd. Open to all ages. USA Track and Field Alaska Championships for ages 18 and under, Open and Masters for ages 30 and older, a 3K course for ages 12 and under, and 5K for all others. Bib pickup opens at 4 p.m., races begin at 5 p.m. $7. (529-0704, www.usatf.org/assoc/ak)

From the Local to the Global- It Goes with the Flow, 5:30-8:30 p.m., BP Energy Center, 1014 Energy Court. Anchorage Waterways Council's Annual Meeting will focus on the impacts to the freshwater and marine habitats by our everyday actions and habits. Speakers will discuss local problems, toxic effects of plastics and cigarette butts in water, the impacts on Alaska's coast, the mechanism for this local to global action, and how each of us can help reduce the problem. Free. (272-7335, www.anchoragecreeks.org)

THURSDAY

Alaska Outdoors Weekly Hiking, 6:30 p.m., Turnagain Arm McHugh Trailhead, Seward Highway. Join other outdoor enthusiasts for a challenging hike. Meeting location changes every week. $1 for nonmembers. (770-0440, www.alaska-outdoors.org)

SATURDAY

Frontier Fun Flyers Swap Meet, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Yukon Fire Protection Services, 5601 Silverado Way. A swap meet with all types of model aviation and radio control items. Free admission, no fees or charges to buy or sell. (301-8727, forum.frontierfunflyers.org)

Brian Hill Memorial 5 stand Shoot, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Rabbit Creek Shooting Park, 15222 Seward Highway. Help raise funds for the Outdoor Heritage Youth Shotgun league. $50 for 50 targets, ammo and lunch and entry into event raffle. Youth and adult divisions. For more info or to register, call 748-3358 and ask for William. (www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=anchoragerange.main)

Archery 101, 10:30-12:30 p.m., Kincaid Park Annex Bunker and Archery Range, Raspberry Road. Learn to shoot target archery. All ages welcome. Certified instructors, all equipment supplied. . Classes are free and are offered by Northwest Archers Association. (240-6533, www.northwestarchers.com)

Knee-High Naturalists Program, 11 a.m.-noon, Eagle River Nature Center, 32750 Eagle River Road. Ten pre-registered pre-schoolers ages 3-5 and parents can join the Knee-High Naturalist Program, which offers guided nature exploration. Dress for the outdoors, and bring a snack/lunch to join fellow Kneehighs afterwards. Crafts and toys are available for the half-hour before the program starts. Limited to 10 children (minimum of 5; no walk-ins allowed). Younger siblings must register and pay to participate (2 years or older). Not open to school-aged children. Call 694-2108 to register. $30 for 4 sessions. ((907) 694-2108, www.ernc.org)

SUNDAY

Free Entrance Day, 8 a.m., Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Ski Hill Road. Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.

MONDAY

Alaska Outdoors Weekly Hiking, 6:30 p.m., Kincaid Park Chalet, 9401 W. Raspberry Road.. Monday outings are for beginners and families. Meeting location changes every week. $1 for non-members. (770-0440, www.alaska-outdoors.org)

Alaska Outdoors Weekly Hiking, 6:30 p.m., Alaska Outdoors hosts year-round outing events every Monday and Thursday throughout the Anchorage area. Monday outings are for beginners and families. Thursday outings are more challenging. Meeting location changes every week. Please check location often. $1.00 for non-members. ((907) 770-0440, www.alaska-outdoors.org)


 

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