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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.


Potter Marsh Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m., Potter Marsh, E. 154th Ave. A guided leisurely bird walk on the Potter Marsh boardwalk sponsored by Audubon Alaska and Alaska Department of Fish and Game. This family-friendly event is for beginning birders as well as those who are more experienced. Binoculars spotting scopes and guide books will be available. Free. (276-7034)

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 the park and meet other families with similar interests. Strollers and backpacks welcome. For all ages. $5. (343-4217, 343-6397, www.muni.org/parks)

Moose and Musk Ox Calf Feeding, noon and 4 p.m., Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Mile 79 Seward Highway. Staff is on hand to answer any questions you may have, but be warned, this event happens fast, these are hungry little guys! Regular admission applies. (783-2025, www.alaskawildlife.org)

Flattop Mountain Shuttle, 1-4:30 p.m. daily, Downtown Bicycle Rental, 333 W. Fourth Ave. A 3.5 hour afternoon excursion for tourists without rental cars who want to hike Flattop or locals with bikes needing a one-way shuttle into the mountains. $22 round-trip. $15 one-way with bike on back of van. $35 Hike/Bike Combo with rental bike. (279-3334, www.hike-anchorage-alaska.com)

Dog Mushing 101, 2 p.m., Anchorage Alaska Public Lands Information Center, 605 W. Fourth Ave. Meet an Alaska husky, stand on the runners of a dog sled, meet a real musher and more. Join Erin McLarnon and her sled dog for this demonstration in the visitors center. Free. (644-3661, www.alaskacenters.gov/dog-mushing-101.cfm)

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


Be an Insect Investigator!, 7-8:30 p.m., BLM Campbell Creek Science Center, 5600 Science Center Diver. Learn about common and uncommon insects found in Alaska and then head out on a "bug" hunt and learn to identify a variety of insects. Free.


Breakaway Crow Pass Hike, 7 a.m. Thursday-Saturday, Alliance Christian Fellowship Church, 16620 Brooks Loop. Junior high and high school students will spend three days hiking through Crow Pass, the original start of the Iditarod Trail. You must bring your own equipment and food. Email Pastor Brian at brian@acfak.org. He will have a packet of information and release forms for parents to sign. Free. (694-7741, www.facebook.com/events/350890574971057)

Rowdy Rangers, 1:30-3 p.m., Kincaid Outdoor Center, 9401 Raspberry Road. Adventurous play dates offer an opportunity for kids to play and learn. Activities vary on weekly basis and include Dino Digs, Beach Day, Scavenger and Treasure Hunts. For ages 5-12. $10. (343-6397, 343-4217, www.muni.org/Departments/parks/Pages/ActivityGuide.aspx)

Tea and Conversation with Sherpa Climbers, 3:30-5 p.m. and 7:30-9 p.m., UAA Campus Bookstore, 2905 Providence Drive. Amanda Padoan and Chhiring Dorje, coauthors of "Buried in the Sky" will discuss the life of Sherpa mountaineers. Free, free parking in the South lot. (786-4782, www.uaa.alaska.edu/bookstore)

Alaska Outdoors Weekly Hiking, 7 p.m., Alpenglow at Arctic Valley, Arctic Valley Road. Join other outdoor enthusiasts for a challenging hike. Meeting location changes every week. $1 for nonmembers. (770-0440, www.alaska-outdoors.org)


Teeing Off for Tribal Health, 7 a.m., Eagleglen Golf Course, Elmendorf AFB. It's a Best Ball Tournament with a 7 a.m. Shotgun start. Team: $600, Individual: $175. Entry fee includes the green fees, two carts per team, snack cart items, raffle entry, and a barbecue lunch. (729-5655, inspiringgoodhealth.org/2012/03/golfclassic)

ACF at the Ballpark, 7 p.m., Loretta French Fields, Old Glenn Highway. Watch your local Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks take on the Peninsula Oilers. (694-7741, www.facebook.com/events/413343572020578)

Tryck Garden Tour, 7 p.m., 3625 Rabbit Creek Road. An easy stroll through various gardens discovering and discussing what's in bloom and the different foliage colors and textures. Non-perishable food items or cash donations for the Food Bank accepted. (345-2507)


12-Hour Team Randonne, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Midnight Sun Brewing Co., 8111 Dimond Hook Drive. Randonneuring is long-distance, non-competitive, unsupported cycling. This is a team event, so invite your riding friends. Open to all type of riders from those wanting to explore new roads at their own pace to athletes training for their next big event. (317-6030, www.alaskarandonneurs.org)

Archery 101, 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m., Kincaid Park, Raspberry Road. Free classes open to all ages. All equipment supplied. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call to register. Free. (343-6397)

Caterpillar to Butterfly Program, 2 p.m., Eagle River Nature Center, 32750 Eagle River Road. Twenty registered junior naturalists will look for caterpillars and which species become butterflies in one summer. If weather cooperates, there will be a catch-and-release safari to find caterpillars and butterflies along the Rodak Trail. Call to register. Free program; $5 parking for non-members. (694-2108, www.ernc.org)


Annual City Garden Tour, noon-5 p.m., Municipality of Anchorage, W. Sixth Ave. See the various gardens that the Anchorage Garden Club have selected for the public to view. No high heels, strollers, or animals. The gardens will be listed in the ADN and online. Free. (566-0539, www.alaskagardenclubs.org/anchorageclub.htm)

Anchorage Coastal Trail Bike and Bird Day, 1-5 p.m., Westchester Lagoon Park, 1700 W. 15th Ave. Ride your bike along the Tony Knowles Coastal trail and learn about the birds of Anchorage. Stations with binoculars, spotting scopes, and snacks will be set up along the route. A free family friendly event. (276-7034)


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


Let's G.O. Duathlon, 1-4 p.m. Aug. 2, Kincaid Outdoor Center, 9401 Raspberry Road. A fun and challenging duathlon, 2-K run and a 5-K bike, through Kincaid Park, ending with games and activities. For ages 6-15. $10 pre-register, $20 day of event. (343-4495, www.muni.org/Departments/parks/Pages/letsgo.aspx)

Grouse Ridge Ducks Unlimited Anniversary Shoot, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 4, Grouse Ridge Shotgun Shooting Grounds, 6967 E. Tex-Al Drive. Entry fee includes a Ducks Unlimited membership, 100 targets, 12-gauge ammo, lunch and chance to win guns. (250-4537, alaskaannie@hotmail.com; www.ducks.org/alaska/events/28450/camo-shoot)

Running with the Bulls, 1 p.m. August 5, The Musk Ox Farm, 12850 E. Archie Road. A 1-K Kids Fun-Run, a 5-K run/walk and a challenging 10-K run for the serious stampeder. Enjoy live music, food and a raffle with prizes from local businesses. Bib pick-up and race day registration begins at 11 a.m. Entry fee includes bib, professional timing, race T-shirt, snacks, raffle ticket and bottled water. Participants can pre-register online. $10- $30. (www.muskoxfarm.org/events)

Yoga Retreat, Aug. 10-12. Northern Susitna Institute, 22510 Talkeetna Spur Road. 10 hours of yoga, 2 gourmet meals and free camping next to Fish Lake. Call or go online to register. $180 entire workshop, $55 each three hour session, $45 each two hour session . (243-9642, www.laughinglotusanchorage.com)

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