Outdoors calendar

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BIKES rides (www.bikesclub.org):

Meandering Mondays, 25- to 40-plus-mile rides, various terrains, food stop; 425-743-7593.

Wednesday Night Rocket Roadies, various start times, strenuous pace, 11/2 to 21/2 hour rides; regroup for dinner; 425-359-2499.

Lynnwood Parks and Recreation: 5800 198th St. SW, Lynnwood; 425-670-5050, www.ci.lynnwood.wa.us. Hiking and kayaking trips, various lengths and elevations, for ages 55 and older; meet at the Lynnwood Senior Center, 5800 198th St. SW; most cost $16 members, $21 nonmembers, call for details.

Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest: 2930 Wetmore Ave., Ste. 3A (Everett office); 425-783-6000, fs.fed.us/R6/mbs. Events do not start at Everett office location; see individual listings.

Snowshoe walks, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, beginning Jan. 3 at Snoqualmie Pass; snowshoes provided, $10 donation per 90-minute outing, $20 for half-day tours; participants advised to dress appropriately, in layers; reservations required, call 509-852-1062 after Jan. 2, 425-434-6111 all other days.

New program for 2009, “Kids on the Snow,” 1 p.m. Jan. 24, Feb. 28, March 21, for families, but no children under age 10; costs and details at 509-852-1062, after Jan. 2, 425-434-6111 all other days.

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

Jan. 1 New Year’s Day paddle, time and place TBA.

Pacific Science Center: 200 Second Ave. N., Seattle; 206-443-2001, www.pacsci.org.

Kids-only snowshoe expeditions, drop-off 8 to 9 a.m. for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. trip, Dec. 30 and Feb. 16, trips start and end at Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. SE, Bellevue; those in third- through sixth-grade can learn to identify animal tracks, among other skills; $55 Bellevue residents and PSC members, $65 nonmembers; registration required, online or at 206-443-2925.

Family snowshoe expeditions, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 24, Feb. 21, March 7, for ages 8 and older, $40 adult, $35 child; meet at Snoqualmie Summit’s Nordic Center; registration required, online or at 206-443-2925.

South Whidbey Parks &Recreation: 5495 Maxwelton Road, Langley, Whidbey Island; 360-221-5484, www.swparks.org.

Polar Bear Dive, registration begins 10:30 a.m., dive at noon, Jan. 1, Freeland Park, 1515 Shoreview Drive, Freeland, Whidbey Island; $15 per person or $20 for 2 people.

Wolf Camp Cooperative: 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday earth skill 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.

To submit an item, e-mail features@heraldnet.com or send it to [“]Outdoors Calendar,” The Herald, P.O. Box 930, Everett, WA 98206.

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