Outdoors calendar

BIKES rides (www.bikesclub.org):

  • 9:30 a.m. Aug. 12, Edmonds and south loop, 40-plus miles, start at Edmonds City Park and return there for 3 to 4 p.m. concert, 425-743-7593.
  • Meandering Mondays, 9:30 a.m. 92nd Street Park, Mukilteo Speedway, social pace, 25 to 40-plus miles; 425-743-7593.
  • Freewheeling Wednesdays, 25 to 40-plus miles, social pace, 425-743-7593.

    Bakerview Park: 3101 E. Fir St., Mount Vernon; 360-424-4881, www.4riley.freeservers.com.

  • Riley Run: 8:30 a.m. registration, walk at 10 a.m., 5K run at approximately 10:30 a.m., Aug. 11, $25.

    Camano Island State Park summer nature programs: 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, through Sept. 1, 2269 S. Lowell Point Road, Camano Island; free; 360-387-7542 weekdays, 360-387-3031 weekends; e-mail cama.beach@parks.wa.gov.

  • “Crabs: Scavengers of the deep,” Aug. 18.
  • “Our owls,” Aug. 25.
  • “Somewhat true and amazing tales of historic watercraft,” Sept. 1.

    Conservation Northwest: Bellingham office, 360-671-9950; Seattle office, 206-675-9747; www.conservationnw.org. Free public hikes: Times and routes are subject to change, carpooling from one of the offices encouraged, call to RSVP and confirm details. Participants are to bring hiking shoes and lunches.

  • Approximately 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 18, Cottonwood and Mirror Lake trails, Wenatchee National Forest, approximately 3-mile hike, 206-675-9747, ext. 205.

    Group Health MS bike tour: 7:30 a.m. Sept. 8 and 9, Rider Village, corner of Second and State streets, La Conner; $50 registration before Sept. 8, $60 on Sept. 8, includes meals, camping and more; $250 minimum pledge requirement; 800-344-4867, option 2, ext. 800, www.nationalmssociety.org.

    Hunter education classes: 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, through Aug. 11 and Aug. 20 to 25, Central Whidbey Sportsmen’s clubhouse, Central Whidbey Sportsmen’s clubhouse and shooting range, 2.5 miles south of Coupeville, on Safari Lane, Whidbey Island; free, but registration required; 360-914-0354.

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

  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 18, Darryl Thompson/volunteer appreciation picnic, Jennings Park, 6915 Armar Road, Marysville

    Stillwaters Environmental Center: Various classes offered, 360-297-2876, www.stillwatersenvironmentalcenter.org.

    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.

    Cascade Bicycle Club: Seattle-based club features a variety of ride levels, distances and locations; 206-522-2453.

    Cascade Orienteering Club: Beginning instruction in navigating through woods; events for all skill levels; 206-783-3866, 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.

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

    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, Washington National Guard Armory, 2730 Oakes 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.

    Shaw Island human-powered craft race: 9:15 a.m. mandatory meeting, 10 a.m. start Aug. 11, Indian Cove on island’s southeast end; ability to self-rescue and having Coast Guard-approved PFD and a whistle onboard are requirements; 360-376-4956, www.soundrowers.org.

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

    Snohomish County Mycological Society: Activities include 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 Steppers Volkssport Club: 6:30 p.m. first Thursdays, Crossroad Church, 18527 60th Ave. W., Lynnwood; 425-397-7301, 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 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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