Outdoors Calendar

  • Tue Feb 23rd, 2010 12:37pm
  • Life

BIKES rides: Various starting locations; www.bikesclub.org.

  • Meet at 10 a.m. Feb. 20, Twin Lakes near Smokey Point; 37-mile ride to Stanwood; food stop planned; rain may cancel; 425-478-9594.

  • Meet for mostly 10 a.m. starts on Mondays, Haller Middle School, 600 E. First St., Arlington; 25- to 35-mile routes; rain cancels; call 425-737-8445 the day before each ride, or by 9 a.m. day of ride, to confirm start time.

  • Meet at 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Haller Middle School, 600 E. First St., Arlington; 25- to 35-mile routes; rain cancels; 425-737-8445.

    Cascade Bicycle Club: 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Building 138, Seattle; 206-522-3222; www.cascade.org.

  • Start at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 21, Myrtle Edwards Park, 3130 Alaskan Way W., Seattle; Hills of the West Coast ride; 30 to 50 miles; showers cancel; 206-890-9239.

  • Start at 10 a.m. Feb. 23, Jack Block Park, 2310 Harbor Ave. SW, Seattle; A Ride Around Seattle; 35 miles; food stop planned, but riders should also bring food; steady rain cancels; 206-618-0301.

    Edmonds Parks &Recreation: Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds; 425-771-0230; www.reczone.org.

  • Guided birding adventure through the Skagit River Estuary, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 27, meet in La Conner; $87, $77 ages 12 and 65 and older; register at 425-771-0230 by Feb. 26.

    Greg’s Custom Fishing Rods: 12405 20th St. NE, Lake Stevens; 425-335-1391; www.gregscustom rods.com.

  • Beginners’ fly-tying class, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays in March; $50; register at 425-335-1391.

    Milltown Sailing Association: Meets 7 p.m. second Wednesdays, 410 14th St., Everett; 425-710-9175.

    Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest: 2930 Wetmore Ave., Suite 3A (Everett office); 425-783-6000; www.fs.fed.us/R6/mbs. See individual listings for details such as starting points. Make reservations for Snoqualmie Pass events at 425-434-6111. For Stevens Pass, call 360-677-2414.

  • Kids in the Snow, 1 p.m. Feb. 20 and March 20, Snoqualmie Pass; for all ages; $10 per outing.

    North Cascades Institute: 810 Highway 20, Sedro-Woolley; 360-856-5700, ext. 209; www. ncascades.org. Listed prices for overnight events include meals and lodging. Detailed event times and locations given at registration.

  • Winter Wings, Birds of the Skagit and Samish Flats, Feb. 20; $95; 360-856-5700, ext. 209.

    Pilchuck Audubon Society: Details at 360-563-0181, 360-435-3750, unless otherwise noted; www.pilchuckaudubon.org.

  • Meet at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 23, Quil Ceda Village Wal-Mart for Samish Flats trip; pack a lunch.

    Port Susan Snow Goose and Birding Festival: Full days, Feb. 20 and 21, various Camano Island sites (including Port Susan); pancake breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, $3 and $6; free guided tours and kids’ activities; www.snowgoosefest.org.

    Sierra Club, Snohomish Group: Event locations vary; 425-737-0350; www.cascade.sierraclub.org/directory/groups/snohomish. Group meets 7 p.m. third Thursdays, Alderwood mall REI, 3000 184th St. SW, Lynnwood.

    Snohomish County Parks &Recreation and Adopt-A-Stream Foundation presentations: All at NW Stream Center, McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett; $5 AASF members, $7 nonmembers, per presentation; advance ticket purchase required at 425-316-8592; www.streamkeeper.org.

  • Wetland wigglers, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 23, for first-graders to adults.

  • Bears, 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 27, for fourth-graders to adults.

    WSU Beach Watchers: Free starlight beach walks, various times, dates and locations; open to all ages; participants asked to bring flashlights, sturdy footwear, rain gear and dress in warm layers. Details at 425-357-6020; www.beachwatchers.wsu.edu/snohomish/events/index.htm.

  • 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 24, Olympic Beach / Beach Ranger Station, 200 W. Dayton St., Edmonds.

  • 7:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 26, Kayak Point County Park, 15610 Marine Drive, Stanwood.*

  • March 2 application deadline for Beach Watcher training program, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 26 through May 6, Glenwood Fire Station, 520 Glenwood Ave., Everett; open to ages 13 and up; $30 materials fee; 425-357-6020; www.beachwatchers.wsu.edu/snohomish.
  • To submit an item for the Outdoors calendar, e-mail features@heraldnet.com or send it to “Outdoors Calendar,” The Herald, P.O. Box 930, Everett, WA 98206.

    *Correction, Feb. 23, 2010: This article originally switched the locations for the Feb. 24 and Feb. 26 beach walks.