Outdoors calendar

B.I.K.E.S. rides (www.bikesclub.org):

* Every Tuesday and Thursday, Bergeron Loop, Mukilteo-Snohomish-Everett, 35 miles; Pier Fiorentini, 425-349-5065.

* 9:30 a.m. April 20, Lowell River Road, 18 miles. Dan and Elaine Scott, 425-355-4510.

* 6:30 a.m. April 21 and April 28, TGIF Ride, Centennial Trail, 20 miles. 425-789-1175.

* 5:30 p.m. April 22, McCullom Park to Cathcart to Woodinville to Lake Forest Park, 40+ miles. Tim Wise, 425-754-7916.

* 10:30 a.m. April 23, Marysville Miles Soup ride, 30-45 miles, Mike Snodgrass, 360-653-2384.

* April 23, Daffodil Classic in Orting, call Bill Lutterloh, 360-668-9554 for car pooling and ride details.

* 9:30 a.m. April 27, Lowell River Road, 18 miles. Dan and Elaine Scott, 425-355-4510.

* April 29 and 30, Port Townsend Club Weekender. Dan and Elaine Scott, 425-355-4510.

* May 21 and 22, Yakima Wine Tasting ride. Jack McClincy, 360-435-5978.

Bill Curtsinger: Program and signing with National Geographic photographer, “Extreme Nature: Images from the World’s Edge,” 7 to 9 p.m. April 20, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle.

Lord Hill trail construction: Build and maintain trails at Lord Hill Regional Park, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 22. 12921 150th st. SE, Snohomish; 360-568-7811.

Pilchuck Audubon: A 6:30 a.m. April 29 trip to Kitsap County. 425-771-8165.

2006 Sea Kayak Spring Seminar: Sponsored by the Washington Water Trails Association and the Snoqualmie Foothills Branch of The Mountaineers, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. April 29, $35, $15 optional lunch. Mountaineers Building, 300 Third Ave. W., Seattle; 206-545-9161, www.wwta.org/seminar.

Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival: May 6 through 8, Hoquiam, www.shorebirdfestival.com.

Spring Environmental Stewardship Symposium: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 6, sponsored by Stillwaters Environmental Center of Kingston, $15. Olympic College, Poulsbo; 360-297-2876.

Puget Sound Bird Fest: Birding walks, children’s activities, informational exhibits, May 12 and 13, 201 Second Ave. S., Edmonds; 425-771-0227, www.pugetsoundbirdfest.com.

Leavenworth Bird Festival: May 18 through 21, Leavenworth; www.leavenworthspringbirdfest.com.

Adopt-A-Stream: Low-cost classes on various topics. Registration required. All workshops held at the Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. To register, call 425-316-8592.

Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation: Low-cost courses for recreational cyclists, event riders, commuters and novice cyclists. For schedule or to register, call 206-523-1952 or visit www.cascade.org/education/classes.cfm.

Cascade Crags, 2820 Rucker Ave., Everett, 425-258-3431, www.cascadecrags.com.

* Kids climbing: An ongoing youth climbing program at 6 p.m. Thursdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays for children and teenagers 8-19. $10 members, $25 nonmembers.

* Learn to climb: A monthlong series of classes designed to teach newcomers everything they need to get started in the sport, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, $75 or $125 with equipment rental and belay class.

* Rock climbing: Ongoing beginners classes at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. Saturdays, $40.

Horse Country: Riding instruction, family trail rides, lease programs, seasonal day and minicamps, children’s pony rides, activities for all ages and skill levels, 8307 Highway 92, Granite Falls; 360-691-7509, 425-335-4773, www.horsecountryfarm.com.

North Cascades Institute: Winter birding seminars led by experienced naturalists, 810 Highway 20, Sedro-Woolley; 360-856-5700, ext. 366, www.ncascades.org.

* Seeking volunteers to restore native plants in North Cascade from March through July, age 18 and older only, application required.

North Sound Sea Kayaking Association: 425-423-0883, nsseakayaker.homestead.com.

* Intro to sea kayaking, wet session, Silver Lake, May 6.

Paramount Equestrian Center: Indoor and outdoor riding instruction, jumping, Morgan school horses, student leases available, Arlington; 360-653-6116, 425-422-4132.

REI: Alderwood mall, 3000 184th St. SW, Lynnwood; 425-640-6200, www.rei.com.

* Nutrition and training review, 7 p.m. April 19.

* Sea kayaking slide show, 7 p.m. April 26.

* Getting ready for STP, 7 p.m. May 3.

* Bike maintenance 101, 7 p.m. May 10.

* Light and fast backpacking, 7 p.m. May 24.

* National bike to work day, May 19.

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

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

Adventure Cycling Association: Various rides offered. 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. Meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Flying Pig Restaurant, 2929 Colby Ave., Everett. 360-793-0380. dfletche@gte.net. www.bchw.org.

B.I.K.E.S.: A bicycling club with rides throughout the year for all skill and age levels. Meets second Thursdays of Sept. through May; www.bikesclub.org.

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

Cascade Orienteering Club: Beginning instruction in navigating through the woods and events for all levels. 206-783-3866. www.cascadeoc.org.

Edmonds Bicycle Advocacy Group: Edmonds Bike Group meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Frances Anderson Center, Room 111, 700 Main St., Edmonds. 425-744-6588.

Everett Mountaineers: Activities include hiking, backpacking, climbing, scrambling, skiing, first aid, singles outings and kayaking. Meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month, at the 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. Everett Parks and Recreation, 425-257-8300.

Honorbound: Honorbound Horsemen’s fellowship and outreach ministries meets at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at the Marysville Livestock Auction Barn. 425-870-7971, or pjeromeb@aol.com.

North Sound Sea Kayaking Association: Activities range from saltwater outings to kayaking classes. Meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Walter E. Hall Golf Course meeting room in 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.

PNW Four-Wheel Drive Association: Regional clubs meet at 7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at various locations. Tim Myers, 360-793-3543.

Pilchuck Audubon: Birding trips and education. Meets at 7 p.m. the second Friday of each month at Cascade Crags, 2820 Rucker Ave., Everett. 425-252-0926.

Pilchuck Treasure Hunting Club: A club for those dedicated to the hobby of metal detecting. Meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at Firefighters Museum, 923 13th St., Everett. 425-481-1484.

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

Snohomish County Mycological Society: Activities include educational events, field trips, shows and classes. Meets 7:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Baker Heights Community Center, 14th and Poplar streets, Everett. Go to www.scmsfungi.org.

Sound Steppers Volkssport Club: Walking club meets the first Thursday of the month at the Lynnwood Senior Center. 425-397-7301.

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: Meets at 7:30 p.m. first Wednesday of each month at 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.

Washington Trails Association: A volunteer organization working to protect and enhance hiking trails. 206-625-1367.

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

Western Outdoor Learning Center: Activities include seminars, naturalist mentoring and walkabouts. 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 Tanya Sampson at 425-339-3479.

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