Outdoor hotline

October 22, 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, hilltopskiarea.org)

Bonny Sosa Tuesday Night Running Race Series, 5:30-8:15 p.m. Service High School, 5577 Abbott Road. 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

Free Leadership Program for Taking Children and Teens on Wilderness Outings, 6:30-9:30 p.m., LTR Training Systems, 5761 Silverado Way. This free program is designed for individuals or organizations who take young adults on adventure excursions, camping or day hikes. The emphasis of the program is to instruct adult leaders and parents in the necessary considerations to conduct a safe excursion and to enhance adult leadership with hands-on skill training. The Wednesday program is followed by a Saturday of hands on training at the field site. Free. (563-4463, www.survivaltraining.com)

THURSDAY

Hilltop Alpine Race Team, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Hilltop Chalet at Hilltop Ski Area, 7014 Abbott Road. This is a competitive ski team that will be racing in the Youth Ski League against other youth ski teams from the Anchorage area. This 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, 3-hour pratices twice a week. Races are held on Saturdays. Program includes a Hilltop season pass. (346-1446, www.hilltopskiarea.org)

Alaska Outdoors Weekly Hiking, 6:30 p.m., Hilltop Chalet at Hilltop Ski Area, 7014 Abbott Road. Join other outdoor enthusiasts for a challenging hike. Meeting location changes every week. $1 for nonmembers. (770-0440, alaska-outdoors.org)

FRIDAY

In Service Day Farm Camp, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., The Learning Farm, 11601 Gander St. Non-stop fun for ages 5-11. Ride horses, bottle feed the lamb, slop the pigs, bottle feed the calves and more. Learn to milk a goat, make goat cheese and ice cream and use the wool from the sheep to spin yarn. There is also craft time, baking and bunny holding .Call or email to reserve a spot. Space is limited. $60 half day, $100 full day. (229-0359, www.TheLearningFarm.net)

Global Seafood Markets in 2030 Dominated by Aquaculture, with Wild Fish as Niche Market Products, noon-1 p.m., ISER Conference Room, 4500 Diplomacy Drive. Frank Asche, a well-known fisheries economist from Norway and a professor in the Department of Industrial Economics at the University of Stavanger, Norway, will talk about how he sees the global seafood markets of the future. Free. (www.iser.uaa.alaska.edu)

SATURDAY

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. Free classes by Northwest Archers Association. (240-6533, northwestarchers.com)

Knee-High Naturalists Program, 11 a.m.-noon, Eagle River Nature Center, 32750 Eagle River Road. 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. Crafts and toys are available for the half-hour before the program starts. Limited to 10 children. Not open to school-aged children. Call to register, no walk-ins allowed. $30 for 4 sessions. (694-2108, ERNC.org)

SUNDAY

The Witch and Her Owl, 2 p.m., Eagle River Nature Center, 32750 Eagle River Road. Why are owls associated with Halloween? Find out from Ginamaria Smith, a volunteer with the Bird Learning and Treatment Center. She will bring a live Great-horned owl. Kids are welcome to come in costume. Free program. $5 parking for non-members. (694-2108, www.ernc.org)

Old Hallow's Eve, 2 p.m., Eagle River Nature Center, 32750 Eagle River Road. Families with children in grades K-6 are invited on a guided walk around the Rodak Nature Trail to the Halloween yurt where games and treats await. Call for tickets. $5, $20/family. $5 parking for non-members. (694-2108, www.ernc.org)

MONDAY

Alaska Outdoors Weekly Hiking, 6:30 p.m., Bicentennial Park: Smoke Jumper Trailhead, BLM Road . Monday outings are for beginners and families. Meeting location changes every week. $1 for non-members. (770-0440, alaska-outdoors.org)

ON DECK

Alaska Nordic Racing Masters Program, 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 5, Kincaid Park, Raspberry Road. Learn to improve your technique, increase your fitness, and/or race. Skiers of all abilities from beginners to advanced are welcome. Visit the website to register. $150. (alaskanordicracing.org)

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