Outdoor hotline

AnchorageOctober 29, 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., Kincaid Outdoor Center, 9401 Raspberry 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

THURSDAY

Challenge Alaska Volunteer Ski & Snowboard Instructor Information Meeting, 5:30-7 p.m. Nov. 1 and 11 at Round Table Pizza in Dimond Center and Nov. 2 and 16 in Girdwood at the Challenge Alaska Building. Join a team of volunteer instructors at one of the best adaptive ski schools in the nation. Fill out paperwork, meet staff, ask questions about the program, find out how it fits into your schedule and find out about the training season. Free. (529-8677, www.challengealaska.org/images/ch_forms/nov_dec_12_tx_sch.pdf)

Alaska Outdoors Weekly Hiking, 6:30 p.m., Prospect Heights Trailhead, Sidorof Lane. Join other outdoor enthusiasts for a challenging hike. Meeting location changes every week. $1 for nonmembers. (770-0440, alaska-outdoors.org)

FRIDAY

The June 2012 Venus Transit, 7 p.m., Eagle River Nature Center, 32750 Eagle River Road. Astronomy Series presented by Scott Girard and Brett Woern. If skies are clear, dress to go outside to view night sky using your own binoculars or telescope or share ones set up by astronomers. Children can earn Junior Astronomer Certificate by attending 6 programs andcompleting "Star Notes." Free program; $5 parking for non-members. (694-2108, www.ernc.org)

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)

Making Bird Feeders, 2 p.m., Eagle River Nature Center, 32750 Eagle River Road. Children will assemble and decorate a bird feeder to take home and learn about feeding winter birds responsibly. Bring an empty 2L soda bottle if you have one; all other materials provided. Free program but limited to the first 15 children who call to register. Free program; $5 parking for non-members. (694-2108, www.ernc.org)

SUNDAY

Warren Miller's 'Flow State', 7 p.m., Alaska Center For The Performing Arts, 621 W. Sixth Ave. The movie guides viewers to the top of the world's most striking peaks, taking you on an exhilarating journey across the globe to Norway, Austria, California, Switzerland and beyond. The powder in Japan will send you scrambling to tune-up your gear, the gravity in Telluride will have you scheduling an avalanche refresher course and the steeps in Alaska will drive you to push a little harder during your next preseason workout. $16. (alaskapac.centertix.net)

MONDAY

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

Alaska Nordic Racing Masters Program, 6:30-8 p.m., Kincaid Park, Raspberry Road. A program for anyone looking to learn to ski, improve technique, increase fitness, and/or race. Skiers of all abilities are welcome. With a large, experienced coaching staff, skiers will be placed in small groups according to their ability for instruction. Visit the website for a registration form and a complete schedule. (www.alaskanordicracing.org)

Free Entrance Day, Nov. 10, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Kenai Fjords National Park and Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. 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.

 

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