BIKES rides: Various starting locations; Membership and ride info at www.bikesclub.org.
Everett Parks and Recreation: Classes and tours on hiking, walking, camping, boating, sports. Information at www.ci.everett.wa.us/ in the Fall Guide. Contact Recreation Office at Forest Park, 425-257-8300, ext. 2.
Everett Mountaineers: Meetings at 7 p.m. first Wednesday of the month, Snohomish County East Administration Building, 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. www.everettmountaineers.org.
Marysville Rifle Club: Public recreational shooting and pistol range open to nonclub members 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays (except holidays). Day use fees: $10 for adults, $8 for military, law enforcement or veterans, and $5 for junior shooters with an adult. The club is at 1601 Lakewood Road, Arlington. Call 360-652-0784 Thursdays between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or see www.marysvillerifleclub.org.
Over-the-Hill-Hikers: Various times on Thursdays, Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave.; www.scscedmonds.org. Most trips cost $13 for senior center members and $16 for nonmembers. Call Larry Weimer, 425-513-9374, before signing up for the trip. For all hikes meet and park at United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St., Edmonds. Each hike is limited to 10 people.
Pilchuck Audubon Society: Tuesday birding trips, some weekends. More information at www.pilchuckaudubon.org. Steve and Martha Ellis will talk about “The Loons of the Salish Sea,” 7 to 8:30 p.m April 11 at the Everett Firefighter’s Hall, 2411 Hewitt Avenue.
Sierra Club, Snohomish Group: Event locations vary; 425-737-0350; www.cascade.sierraclub.org/directory/groups/snohomish.
Snohomish County Beach Watchers: Provides classroom-trained volunteers with community education, outreach and stewardship opportunities in area beaches. Sponsored by WSU Extension programs. Contact www.beachwatchers.wsu.edu/snohomish or call 425-357-6020.
Sound Steppers Volkssport Club: 425-397-7301; www.soundsteppers.org. Meets 6:15 p.m. second Thursdays, Crossroad Church, 18527 60th Ave. W., Lynnwood. See walkers-574, www.meetup.com/walkers-574 for details and a future walk schedule.
Earn your captain’s license: Flagship Maritime’s next U.S. Coast Guard-approved captain’s license training for an OUPV 6-Pack license starts April 21 in Marysville. Classes are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday for 2 weeks, concluding May 1. Tuition includes 56 hours of instruction, all required materials, student workbooks, charts and reference books, as are the four required Coast Guard exams, administered on site. To reserve a spot call 253-905-5972. See the website at www.flagshipmaritimetraining.com.
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