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Outdoor calendar 5/20/14

WEDNESDAY

Walk/Hike for Fun and Fitness, 6-7:30 p.m., Selkregg Chalet/Russian Jack Springs Park, 1600 Lidia Selkregg Lane. This program is a combination of Nordic walking and striding combined with hiking and exploring on Anchorage Municipal trails. Wear running or hiking clothes bring a water bottle and classic ski poles. $5 per meeting or $25 per month. Register online or call 343-6992. For ages 10 and older. (www.muni.org/Departments/parks/Pages/ActivityGuide.aspx)

THURSDAY

Early Morning Bird Walks, 6:30-8:30 a.m., BLM Campbell Creek Science Center, 5600 Science Center Drive. Develop and fine-tune your birding skills and witness the progression of songbird migration through the Campbell Tract this spring. Join BLM staff and Anchorage Audubon Society members for a series of early morning outdoor bird walks in May. Meet in the Science Center parking lot. Dress appropriately for the weather and for walking on uneven terrain. Hot cocoa and coffee will be available at the Science Center afterward. Free. (267-1241, www.blm.gov/ak/sciencecenter)

Get Back On Your Bike., 6-7:30 p.m., Selkregg Chalet/Russian Jack Springs park, 1600 Lidia Selkregg Lane. Bike to Work cycling instructors will help you rediscover the joy and health benefits of riding your bike. You will gain the skills to feel comfortable and confident on trails. Register online or call 343-6992. For ages 18 and older $5. (343-4217, www.muni.org/Departments/parks/Pages/ActivityGuide.aspx)

Alaska Outdoors Weekly Hiking, 6:30-8 p.m., Kincaid Park Chalet, 9401 Raspberry Road. 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. $1 for non-members. (770-0440, www.alaska-outdoors.org)

SATURDAY

Family Golf Clinic, 9-11 a.m., Moose Run Golf Course, Arctic Valley Road. Golf instructor, Frank Wilson offers a two hour clinic introducing families to the basic fundamentals of the game. Must be six years old or older. (428-0056, www.mooserungolfcourse.com)

Traditional Archers of Alaska Annual Jay Massey Shoot, 9:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Boyd Farm, 5600 Cunningham Road. 20 3-D animal targets set in actual hunting conditions. Only recurves, longbows and primitive bows allowed. Register starting at 9:30, both days. $40 per adult for both days, $25 for one day, $25 for ages 13-18 both days, $15 for one day. All kids 12 and under shoot free. Fee includes hot lunch, and pig roast dinner Saturday night. Prizes for score awarded in all categories, including kids. (354-8589, www.traditionalarchersofalaska.com)

ABG Plant Sale & Membership Drive, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Alaska Botanical Garden, 4601 Campbell Airstrip Road. Guided docent tours through the Garden as well. (770-3692, www.alaskabg.org)

Archery, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Kincaid Park Annex Bunker and Archery Range, Raspberry Road. Want to learn how to shoot a bow and arrow? Instructors from the Northwest Archers club will offer their expertise. All instructors are NASP certified. Northwest Archers will supply equipment for use. All skill levels welcome. Parents must accompany children. For ages 6 and older. Register online or call 343-6397. Free. (www.muni.org/Departments/parks/Pages/ActivityGuide.aspx)

MONDAY

Alaska Outdoors Weekly Hiking, 6:30-8 p.m., University Lake Park, University Lake Drive. Monday outings are for beginners and families. Meeting location changes every week. $1 for nonmembers. (770-0440, www.alaska-outdoors.org)

TUESDAY

Valley Women's Running Team, 6 p.m., Colony High School, Colony School Drive. A running club for women only to focus on personal fitness and health. The team meets every Tuesday at the Colony High running track. The fee is $140 for the season. (sites.google.com/site/valleywomensrunningteam)

Tuesday Talks Glen Alps Chugach State Park, 6-6:45 p.m., Glen Alps Trailhead, Glen Alps Road. A variety of speakers will be at the overlook above Glen Alps parking area of Chugach State Park every Tuesday through Sept. 16, rain or shine. Kid friendly presentations are scheduled. Free. (www.facebook.com/pages/Chugach-State-Park/182283444190)

coming up

FISH Charity Golf Tournament, 9 a.m. May 31, Settlers Bay Golf Course, Knik Goose Bay Road. It is a Scramble format/Best Ball tournament with shot gun start at 9 a.m. Teams and individuals, all ages welcome. $130 entrance fee includes 18 holes of golf, cart, welcome snacks, lunch, thank you gifts and fun.On line registration going on now. FISH has been delivering emergency food supplies to hungry Anchorage families since 1967. (www.fishcharity.org)

Great Alaska Swap Meet, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., May 31, Curtis Menard Memorial Sports Center, 1001 S. Mack Drive, Wasilla. Buy, sell, and trade your sports and camping gear, household items, tools and more. Come see what people have to offer or reserve your own space now for $20. (357-9100, www.cityofwasilla.com)

Kachemak Bay Water Trail Ribbon-Cutting, The official inauguration of the 125 mile Kachemak Bay Water Trail takes place on June 6, with ribbon-cutting events and water trail dedication in Seldovia from noon-2 p.m. and in Homer from 5-8 p.m. Both events will host state and federal officials, which includes unveiling of safety and map panels, and official plaques and trailhead markers at both sites. The Seldovia event takes place at the boat ramp on the northeast corner of the boat harbor. Lunch there features a taco feed. Homer's ribbon-cutting starts at the launch site/trail head behind Pier 1 Theatre on the Homer Spit. Local vendors will provide food and water, and local non-profits will lead the activities for children and paddling-related events. Sea chantey sing-alongs for both ribbon-cuttings will be provided by Lindianne and Bumppo, and Dave Seaman and the Bootleggers.. Free and open to the public.

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