Outdoors calendar


BIKES rides (www.bikesclub.org):

  • Meandering Mondays, social pace, 25 to 40-plus miles, all include food or snack stop; 425-743-7593.

    Cascade Orienteering: www.cascadeoc.org, www.NWTrailRuns.com.

  • 10 a.m. to noon start, Feb. 2, Fire Mountain, in Mount Vernon; directions on Web site; $5 to $10 fee; 425-778-7202.

    Coast Guard boating classes: Feb. 9 through June 28, classes are Saturdays, except April 20, various locations in Snohomish and Island counties; skills include GPS for mariners and other skills; $25 or $35, depending on session; advance payment and registration required, checks are preferred; 206-399-9484 or e-mail peter.meagher@ambientnav.com.

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

  • 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 2, Pacific Northwest Float Trip of the Stillaguamish River, beginning in Arlington, to see bald eagles and more; $75, $65 ages 12 and under, 62 and over, fee includes lunch; registration required; 425-771-0230.

    Edmonds Backyard Wildlife Habitat Project: Monthly meetings, dates and times vary, Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds, unless otherwise noted; 425-771-0230, www.edmondsbackyardwildlifehabitat.org. Attendance is free, and all are welcome.

  • 7 p.m. Feb. 7, “Bat habitat” discussion with Barbara Ogaard of Bats NW/Sarvey Wildlife Center. Meeting takes place in the Plaza Room above the Edmonds Library, 650 Main St., Edmonds.

    Everett Sail &Power Squadron: Port of Everett, 2911 Bond St., Room 109, Everett; 360-658-0106, www.usps.org/localusps/everett.

  • Safe boating courses, 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 2, 9 and 16, $35, $20 spouse, $20 per child ages 13 and up, free ages 12 and under.

    Greg’s Custom Fishing Rods: 12405 20th St. NE, Lake Stevens; 425-335-1391. Class prices are inclusive of whole series.

    Rod building class for all skill levels: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, Feb. 4 through 12, $30 plus cost of blanks and components, registration required.

    Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest ranger-led snowshoe walks: Saturdays and Sundays at Stevens Pass, ongoing through the end of March, featuring Intro, Intermediate and Challenging programs. Snowshoes provided, $10 suggested donation; www.fs.fed.us/r6/mbs, “Forest News” link; Make reservations Wednesdays through Fridays; 360-677-2414.

    NW Tulip Trekkers VolksWalk/Volkssport Club: Meetings usually 7 p.m. second Mondays, events start at various locations; nonmembers invited, but registration is required, AVA credits available; membership $5 individual, $10 family per year; www.nwtrekkers.org.

    Pilchuck Audubon Society: 360-563-0181, 360-435-3750, www.pilchuckaudubon.org.

  • 7:30 a.m. Feb. 5, Rockport to Newhalem trip; meet at Quil Ceda Village Wal-Mart; expect eagles and other wildlife; pack a lunch.

    Seattle RV &Outdoor Recreation show: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursay and Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7 through 10, Qwest Field &Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $8, $7 seniors, $5 ages 13 to 18, free ages 12 and under; 206-381-7555, www.qwestfield.com.

    Sound Rowers Open Water Rowing &Paddling Club: Meet at various sites for events; www.soundrowers.org.

  • La Conner race: 9:15 a.m. mandatory pre-race meeting and registration, 10 a.m. race start, Feb. 9, starts and ends at Sherman Street boat launch; $8 members, $18 nonmembers; details on Web site or by calling 425-503-7508, 206-295-7508.

    Wolf Camp Cooperative: 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday workshops, various locations, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday workshops at Wolf Camp on Woods Lake, near Monroe. Registration required, $20 suggested donation each workshop, $15 per additional family member; 360-799-1997, www.wolfcamp.com.


    Adventure Cycling Association: Various rides; 800-755-2453, www.adventurecycling.org/e23.

    Backcountry Bicycle Trails Club: Ride Line, 206-283-2995.

    Backcountry Horsemen (Traildusters): Activities for trail riding horse lovers. First Tuesdays, Flying Pig Restaurant, 2929 Colby Ave., Everett; 360-793-0380, e-mail dfletche@gte.net, www.bchw.org.

    BIKES: Bicycling club offers year-round rides for all skill and age levels, second Thursdays, September through May; www.bikesclub.org.

    Cascade Bicycle Club: Seattle-based club features a variety of ride levels, distances and locations; 206-522-3222, www.cascade.org.

    Cascade Orienteering Club: Beginning instruction in navigating through woods; events for all skill levels; www.cascadeoc.org.

    Edmonds Bicycle Advocacy Group: Edmonds Bike Group meets 7:30 p.m. third Thursdays, Frances Anderson Center, Room 111, 700 Main St., Edmonds; 425-744-6588.

    Emerald Sea Dive Club: P.O. Box 73, Edmonds, WA 98028. 6 p.m. first Wednesdays, Alfy’s Pizza, 4820 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. Features Puget Sound area dives and trips to the San Juans and Canadian destinations; all levels of divers welcome; 425-775-2410.

    Everett Mountaineers: Hiking, backpacking, climbing, scrambling, skiing, first aid, singles outings and kayaking, 7 p.m. first Wednesdays, First Congregational Church, 2624 Rockefeller Ave., Everett; 425-385-3660, www.everettmountaineers.org.

    Everett Rowing: A group for new and experienced rowers featuring coaching, classes, competition, open rows, sweep and sculling; 425-257-8300.

    Honorbound: Honorbound Horsemen’s fellowship and outreach ministries meets 7 p.m. third Tuesdays, Marysville Livestock Auction Barn; 425-870-7971, pjeromeb@aol.com.

    Horse Country Farm: 8507 Highway 92, Granite Falls; weekly riding and care lessons, monthly trail rides, for ages 11 through adult, $69 per month; 360-691-7509, 425-335-4773, www.horsecountryfarm.com.

    Hui Wa’a O Puget Sound Outrigger Canoe Club: Silver Lake, Hauge Homestead Park, corner of 19th Avenue SE and 121st Street SE; 425-744-1596.

    North Sound Sea Kayaking Association: Saltwater outings, kayaking classes and more. Social hour 6:30 p.m., meetings at 7 p.m. first Thursdays, October through May, Legion Hall, 145 Alverson Road, Everett; 425-423-0883, ­nsseakayaker.homestead.com.

    Northwest Quad Association: Bimonthly meetings and rides for ATV enthusiasts. Les Leonard; 425-424-3451, www.northwestquad.org, info@northwestquad.org.

    Pilchuck Audubon Society: Birding trips and education, 7 p.m. second Fridays, Everett; 425-252-0926.

    Pilchuck Treasure Hunting Club: A club for hobbyists dedicated to metal detecting, 7:30 p.m. third Wednesdays, Everett Firefighters Hall, 2411 Hewitt Ave., Everett; www.stanrs.pages.web.com/pthc/index.html.

    PNW Four-Wheel Drive Association: Regional clubs meet 7:30 p.m. third Wednesdays, various locations. Tim Myers, 360-793-3543.

    Seattle Mountaineers: 300 Third Ave. W., Seattle; 206-284-8484, 800-573-8484, www.seattlemountaineers.org. Membership meetings, 7:30 p.m. first Wednesdays, Tahoma room.

    Skagit Bicycle Club: A Burlington-based bicycle group; 360-428-9487.

    Snohomish County Mycological Society: Educational events, field trips, shows and classes, 7:30 p.m. second Wednesdays, Baker Heights Community Center, 14th and Poplar streets, Everett; www.scmsfungi.org.

    Sound Rowers Open Water Rowing &Paddling Club: Meet at various sites for events; annual dues $25 individual, $35 family; also offers boating classes; www.soundrowers.org.

    Sound Steppers Volkssport Club: 6:15 p.m. first Thursdays, Crossroad Church, 18527 60th Ave. W., Lynnwood; 425-775-0248, www.soundsteppers.org.

    Volunteers for Outdoor Washington: Learn how to build trails and volunteer to construct and maintain hiking routes; 206-517-3019, www.trailvolunteers.org.

    Washington Bass Association: 7:30 p.m. first Wednesdays, Meadowdale Community Center, 6801 N. Meadowdale Road, Lynnwood.

    Washington Kayak Club: A Seattle-based kayaking club; 206-433-1983.

    Washington Ski Touring Club: Trips, classes and volunteer opportunities for cross-country, telemark and backcountry skiers. 7 p.m. first Thursdays, November through April, REI, 222 Yale Ave. N., Seattle; 206-784-8741, www.wstc.org. Dues $20, $30 per family; new member orientation 6:30 p.m. before meetings.

    Washington State Snowmobile Association: Regional clubs promote safety, legislation, activities and access; 800-783-9772, www.wssa.us.

    Washington Trails Association: A volunteer organization working to protect and enhance hiking trails; 206-625-1367, www.wta.org.

    Washington Water Trails Association: An organization dedicated to promoting preservation and stewardship of marine shorelines for recreational use by low-impact, beachable craft. Group is involved in developing the Cascadia Marine Trail; 206-545-9161, www.wwta.org.

    Western Bass Club: 7 p.m. third Thursdays, Kennydale Community Center, 2424 NE 27th St., Renton; www.westernbassclub.com.

    Western Outdoor Learning Center: Activities include seminars, naturalist mentoring and walkabouts, meets at American Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett; 360-303-1191.

    To enter an item in the Outdoors calendar, write to “Outdoors Calendar,” The Herald, P.O. Box 930, Everett, WA 98206, e-mail features@heraldnet.com, or fax 425-339-3469. For information, call Melanie Munk at 425-339-3430.

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