Outdoor hotline (10/14/13)




Wilderness First Aid for Disaster Relief, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., NAOI Headquarters, 281 N. Main St., Suite 101B. This course is designed to teach medical assessment and treatment skills in a setting where standardized care is not available. Whether you live remote or you want to be prepared in case of a natural disaster, this course is for you. $250. (376-2898, www.naoiak.org)

Bonny Sosa Tuesday Night Race Series, Service High School, 5577 Abbott Road. Be prepared for chills, thrills and spills. Meet at 5:30 p.m., races begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Register online at activenet.active.com/municipalityanchorage. Distances up to 10K. All ages are welcome. $2 for kids, $5 for adults, $10 for families. (343-4217, www.muni.org/parks/tuesday.cfm)


Alaska Outdoors Weekly Hiking, 6:30 p.m., Upper O'Malley Trailhead, Stroganof Drive. Join other outdoor enthusiasts for a challenging hike. Meeting location changes every week. $1 for non-members. (770-0440, www.alaska-outdoors.org)


Avalanche & Snowmobile Safety, 6-8 p.m., Alaska Mining and Diving, 3222 Commercial Drive. A free interactive training session for mountain travel. Fun games and activities for all riders and mountain travelers from novice to veteran. This program made possible thanks to BRP/Skidoo. Space is limited. Register online at www.naoiak.org. (376-2898)

Free avalanche seminars, 6-8 p.m., Alaska Mining and Diving, 3222 Commercial Drive. Free avalanche awareness and safety seminars presented in a fast-paced, fun format that makes it easy to learn or brush up on important life-saving skills for traveling and recreating in mountain terrain. Ages 9 and older are welcome.


Warren Miller film premiere highlights winter gear swap. The Alaska premiere of Warren Miller Entertainment’s “Ticket to Ride” will hit the big screen at the Alaska Ski Swap, a winter gear swap and fundraiser for the Alyeska Ski Club and University of Alaska Anchorage Ski Team. The annual swap brings together bargain hunters eager to score a good deal and sellers hoping to recoup some money on their gently used equipment. Seventy percent of each sale is retained by sellers and the rest donated to support youth skiing in Southcentral Alaska. The film will show at 7 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Saturday, at West High School. The winter gear swap is from noon-5 p.m. Saturday, also at West High School. 

For more information, including recommended pricing of gear and how to prepare equipment for sale, visit www.akskiswap.com. Tickets for Warren Miller Entertainment’s “Ticket to Ride” are $15 and also available at akskiswap.com. 

Archery 101, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Kincaid Park Annex Bunker, Raspberry Road. Have fun learning to shoot target archery for free. Youth/adult instruction with emphasis on safety. Open to anyone who is interested. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Come to the wax bunker near the chalet at Kincaid Park. All equipment is supplied by NWA. (343-6397, northwestarchers.com)

Feed and Care for farm animals, 1-2:30 p.m., The Learning Farm, 11601 Gander St. Learn what it takes to care for animals. Kids ages 5-14 feed, water, clean pens, bottle feed calves and slop the pigs. Mentorship Leaders Brittany and Shyanne of the Rebel Riders Trick Team work and show proper handling and care. This opportunity allows the trick riders to earn money for trick lessons. $10. Free horse ride after 6 sessions. (310-1971, www.thelearningfarm.net)


25th Annual Harvest shoot, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Carol Moench Archery Park, 19205 Kerbow Lane. Twenty-five 3-D targets will be set in actual hunting conditions. Register at 9 a.m., shoot at 10 a.m. $15-$25. All kids 12 and under shoot free. Hot lunch included in fee. All kids receive a prize. (354-8589, www.cookinletarchers.com)


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


Zoo Boo, 5-8 p.m. Oct. 31, Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road. Treat stations and activities all over the zoo and a bonfire for warming toes. The entire zoo will be decorated in Halloween spirit, so bring your camera to photograph your trick-or-treaters. Buy a warm drink or meal in the coffee shop, or gifts for that special someone in the gift shop. Tickets are $5-$7 and can be purchased online, in advance of the event. (alaskazoo.org)

Little Nordic Ski Club, Kincaid Outdoor Center, 9401 Raspberry Road. A class for children to learn to country ski. No experience is necessary. Choose evening or Saturday practice. Practice locations may change according to snow/weather conditions. Skiers need to provide their own equipment. Parent meetings are held the first meeting of the session. Children must be 4 years old at the start of the session. $50. Session 1 is 6:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 13-Dec. 18 or 1-2 p.m. Nov. 16-Jan. 5.


Anchorage Masters Program, Kincaid Outdoor Center, 9401 Raspberry Road. Alaska Nordic Racing will continue to build on their repertoire of drills, increased level of fitness, and introduce new methods like filming for technique feedback. Session 1 runs Nov. 18-Dec. 20, with practices Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. (www.alaskanordicracing.org/masters.html)

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