Outdoor calendar


Tai Chi, 7-8 a.m., Delaney Park Strip, I Street and W. Ninth Avenue Come learn this easy Chinese internal martial art movement system practiced for health benefits. These movements provide a simple means for dealing with stress and tension. In this class you will learn a series of soft, relaxed slow movements that are used as a meditative exercises to help promote relaxation, health and self defense. For ages 15 and older. Free. (343-6992, www.muni.org/Departments/parks/Pages/ActivityGuide.aspx)

Guided Hikes to Marmot Meadows, 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays through June 28, Kenai Fjords National Park, 1304 Fourth Ave. Approximately a 3-4 hour activity. The hike departs from the Exit Glacier Nature Center. Come prepared with sturdy footwear, layered clothing, water, and food. No reservations are required. Included in admission.

Docent Tours, 1 p.m. daily and Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m., Alaska Botanical Garden, 4601 Campbell Airstrip Road. Learn about the flowers in bloom, northern horticulture, gardening and more from Alaska Master Gardeners and experienced horticulturists. Free with Garden admission. (770-3692, www.alaskabg.org)

Walk/Hike for Fun & Fitness, 6 p.m., Abbott Loop Community Park, 8101 Elmore Road. 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, $25 per month. (343-4217, www.muni.org/Departments/parks/Pages/ActivityGuide.aspx)


Alaska Zoo Live Animal Program, 2 p.m., Alaska Public Lands Information Center, 605 W. Fourth Ave. Suite 105. Join staff from the Alaska Zoo for a special program featuring a live Alaskan animal every Thursday. Animal handlers will discuss the biology of each featured animal and speak about the importance of zoos in this time of dwindling wildlife populations. Bring picture id for entry to the Old Federal Building. Free to the public. (644-3661, alaskacenters.gov/zoo.cfm)

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)

Alaska Outdoors Weekly Hiking, 6:30-8 p.m., Jodhpur Trailhead Kincaid Park, 8300 Jodhpur St. 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-mmbers. (770-0440, www.alaska-outdoors.org)


Guided Hikes, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily, Carl E. Wynn Nature Center, 708 Smoky Bay Way, Homer. Join an experienced naturalist on a guided hike to view wildflowers and learn about the transitional boreal forest and traditional uses of plants found at the Wynn Nature Center. Check in at the Daisy Lee Bitter Cabin. Hikes are from 1-2 hours long. $5-$7, $20 family.

Senior Golf Clinics, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Anchorage Golf Course, 3651 O'Malley Road. Taught by LPGA Professional, Peggy Gustafson. Clinics are available to anyone 55 or older. A great way to improve your game at any skill level. $25. (www.anchoragegolfcourse.com/golf-instruction/clinics)

Creatures of the Dock Tour, 1 and 4 p.m., Carl E. Wynn Nature Center, 708 Smoky Bay Way, Homer. Take a tour of the amazing intertidal life right under your feet at Homer Harbor docks. Based out of the CACS Yurt on the Spit, a trained naturalist will guide you through an incredible exploration of invertebrate life living on and around the Homer Harbor Docks. Tours leave from the yurt on Homer Spit at the entrance to Ramp 2, Homer Harbor. A Creatures of the Dock activity guide is available for download to use for classrooms or youth groups. $5. (235-6667)

Beer and Burger Drive-Thru, 5-8 p.m., Anchorage Golf Course, 3651 O'Malley Road. Enjoy great food and beverages out on the driving range. The staff of golf professionals will be available to explain, adjust and fit equipment to you. (www.anchoragegolfcourse.com)

Date Night, 6:30 p.m., Anchorage Golf Course, 3651 O'Malley Road. Perfect outing to meet new couples or reacquaint with old friends. Golfers of all abilities are encouraged to sign up for a fun evening of golf and great food. Price includes 9 holes of golf, free range balls, dinner and prizes for two. $135 per couple. (www.anchoragegolfcourse.com/outings-events/leagues)


Family Golf Clinic, 9-11 a.m., Moose Run Golf Course, Arctic Valley Road. Learn the basics of golf while having fun. Golf instructor, Frank Wilson offers a two hour clinic introducing families to the basic fundamentals of the game. Must be six years or older. Parents must stay with child. Give advanced notice if you are bringing your child, so instructor can provide appropriate golf clubs. (602-3622, www.mooserungolfcourse.com)

Potter Marsh Summer Bird Walks, 9-11 a.m., Potter Marsh, E. 154th Ave. Join Audubon Alaska's Aaron Bowman for bird walks at Potter Marsh, which is in the Anchorage Coastal Important Bird Area. Walks will focus on the species that make this area unique and important. and will be held at a leisurely pace on easily accessible paths. Everyone is welcome and binoculars will be available to borrow. Meet at the kiosk in the parking lot. (276-7034, ak.audubon.org)

Ranger-led Walks to Exit Glacier, 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., Kenai Fjords National Park, 1304 Fourth Ave. Walks are offered at daily through Sept. 5. The walks will follow the trail to the edge of the glacier, and usually lasts 11/2 hours. The first part of the program will follow the trail to the glacier view, and is wheel chair accessible. Meet the ranger or park volunteer just outside the Exit Glacier Nature Center. No reservations are required.

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 Night Nine and Dine, 5:30 p.m., Moose Run Golf Course, Arctic Valley Road. Every Monday night enjoy a light meal, meet new friends, and have a fun time playing 9-holes of golf. Prizes each week. Beginners welcome. Space is limited, so sign up early. (428-0056, mooserungolfcourse.com/golfshop.htm)

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


Women's "Summer of Fun" Swing Clinics for , 5:30-6:45 p.m. for intermediate-advanced golfers; 7-8:15 p.m. for beginner golfers, Anchorage Golf Course, 3651 O'Malley Road. Class A LPGA professional, Peggy Gustafson will systematically introduce and reinforce fundamental techniques and assist each individual to fine-tune a specific part of their golf game. Please pre-register. $15. (www.anchoragegolfcourse.com/golf-instruction/clinics)

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 Trail head, at the overlook above Glen Alps parking area of Chugach State Park. Differnt speakers each week. Kid friendly presentations are scheduled. Free. (www.facebook.com/pages/Chugach-State-Park/182283444190)

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