Outdoors calendar


B.I.K.E.S.: Tuesday training rides, 10 a.m. Tuesdays in Dec., North Everett to Snohomish, 20 miles, no ride Dec. 27. 425-789-9595.

B.I.K.E.S.: A 10:30 a.m. Dec. 11 Thomas’s Snohomish Machias ride, 10 miles. 425-252-9487.

Pilchuck Audubon: An 8 a.m. Dec. 13 Rasar State Park/Lyman-Hamilton trip. 425-337-0485.

B.I.K.E.S.: Thursday rides, Dec. 15, 17 or 31 miles. 425-355-4510.

Pilchuck Audubon: A Dec. 17 Everett Christmas bird count. 360-734-2562.

B.I.K.E.S.: A 10 a.m. Dec. 18 McCollum Park to Third Place Books ride, 30 miles. 425-754-7916.

Pilchuck Audubon: An 8 a.m. Dec. 27 Snohomish/Monroe area trip. 360-563-0181, 360-435-3750.

B.I.K.E.S.: An 8:45 a.m. Dec. 28 Chainwheel Chatter delivery to Velo Sports, 40 miles. 360-658-2462.

Pilchuck Audubon: A Dec. 31 Edmonds Christmas bird count. 425-778-7568.

Seattle Audubon: A Dec. 31 Christmas bird count. 206-523-8243, ext. 80.


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 Crags, 2820 Rucker Ave., Everett, 425-258-3431, www.cascadecrags.com. n Rock climbing: Ongoing beginners classes at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. Saturdays, $40.

Everett Mountaineers: Nordic ski course, classes Thursdays, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Jan. 5 through Feb. 2, field trips Saturdays, Jan. 14 through 28, followed by a ski tour in Feb., March or April, $70, $50 members. Classes at Snohomish County PUD, 2320 California St., Everett, field trips at various locations. Registration required; www.mountaineers.org, 425-487-0312, 360-387-4605.

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

* Bald Eagles and salmon of the Skagit River with Libby Mills, Jan. 7, $65.

* Skagit Delta Naturalists retreat, Jan. 14 through 16, $295.

* Winter birds of the Skagit and Samish Deltas with David Drummond, Jan. 21, $65.

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 Wold 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.

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 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. Tom Davidson, 425-337-5077.

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 Ski Touring Club: Offers trips, classes and volunteer opportunities for cross-country, telemark and backcountry skiers. Meets 7 p.m. first Thursday of Nov. through April. New membership orientation begins at 6:30 p.m. prior to meeting. REI, 222 Yale Ave. N., Seattle; 206-784-8741, www.wstc.org. n Randy Giles discusses the impacts and effects on Snoqualmie Pass winter recreation due to the I-90 project, Jan. 5.

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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