Outdoor yoga: Get your Tuesdays off to a good start with a free yoga class — and do it outdoors if you have a portable device. The Everett Public Library presents “Morning Yoga for Every Body” with local yoga instructor Diane Brooks via Crowdcast. This series of five virtual classes each Tuesday in November is suitable for all experience and fitness levels. Drop in for one or all sessions. Classes will be held at 10 a.m. Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. Register for the free class at crowdcast.io/e/morningyoga. Call 425-257-8000 or go to www.epls.org for more information.
Earth Sanctuary: Caitlin Sullivan, an Ambassador Girl Scout, has created a garden designed for visitors with mobility issues at Earth Sanctuary, a sculpture garden and nature preserve at the corner of Newman and Emil Roads in Langley. Peace Garden’s grand opening is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 6. It’s just a short walk from the Earth Sanctuary parking lot, at 2059 Newman Road, Langley. Caitlin herself will be there to give tours to visitors — in return, she’s asking them for feedback so she can earn her Girl Scout Gold Award. Open every day during daylight hours. Admission is $7; annual passes are $35. No dogs allowed. Go to www.earthsanctuary.org for more information.
Green Everett: The next Green Everett Partnership work party is from 9 a.m. from noon Nov. 6 at Hannabrook Park, Hannabrook Park, 5815 Brookridge Blvd., Everett. Help improve Everett’s parks and natural areas by removing invasive species, planting trees and maintaining plants. The Green Everett Partnership is a collaboration between the city parks department and Forterra, formerly the Cascade Land Conservancy. Call 425-238-0065 or go to www.greeneverett.org.
Outdoor Speaker Series: Naturalist and author Jeff Antonelis-Lapp will talk about his book “Tahoma and its People” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Marysville Opera House, 1225 Third St., Marysville. Antonelis-Lapp’s book, a 2020 finalist in the Banff Centre Mountain Film & Book Festival, chronicles the history of Mount Rainier National Park. The Outdoor Speaker Series is held on second Tuesdays, January through May and September through November. Doors open at 6 p.m. Cost is $5 at the door. More at www.marysvillewa.gov or 360-363-8400.
Outfitting at home: You can now make a free virtual outfitting appointment with an Alderwood REI expert on Nov. 12 via Microsoft Teams. Whether you are interested in exploring a new outdoor activity, want to get the next great piece of gear or advice for an upcoming adventure, an outfitting expert from the Alderwood store is available to help from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Registration is required. A Microsoft Teams link will be emailed to you after you book your appointment. More at www.rei.com.
Winter camping 101: Camping in the winter gives you year-round access to natural spaces — and the beautiful calm that comes with the coldest nights. REI is hosting a “Winter Camping Basics” webinar 5 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16 via Zoom. This presentation will go over trip planning, setting up camp, and most of all, how to stay warm. A Zoom link will be emailed with registration. More at www.rei.com.
Get wild: The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project, sponsored by Friends of Camano Island Parks, hosts presentations the third Wednesday of the month. The next presentation, “People and Wildlife in State Parks,” is set for 7 p.m. Nov. 17 via Zoom. A Zoom link will be emailed to you with registration. Montana Napier, interpretive specialist at Cama Beach State Park will talk about how state parks protect wildlife habitats — essentially, when we’re visiting parks, we’re visiting animals’ homes. She’ll also go over the Leave No Trace principles. Call 360-387-2236 or go to www.camanowildlifehabitat.org.
Snowshoeing 101: Exploring your favorite trails and natural areas on snowshoes is a great way to experience the outdoors in winter. REI is hosting a “Snowshoeing Basics” webinar from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18 via Zoom. During the presentation, you will learn about gear selection, how to stay warm in cold weather and about winter preparedness. A Zoom link will be emailed with registration. More at www.rei.com.
Stevens Pass: Stevens Pass Mountain Resort is set to open Dec. 3. Averaging 460 inches of snowfall per year, the mountain resort’s 1,125 acres of terrain boasts 37 runs and 10 chairlifts for skiing and snowboarding. Call 206-812-4510 or go to www.stevenspass.com for more information.
Wilderness first aid: If you work at wilderness camps, enjoy weekend family outdoor activities or recreate outdoors, this course is for you. REI is hosting a “Wilderness First Aid” class taught by the National Leadership Outdoor School from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 10-19 at Gold Creek County Park, 16020 148th Ave NE, Woodinville. Be prepared for hands-on instruction on wilderness medicine over the course of two days. You’ll earn your Wilderness First Aid certification with completion of the class. There is a waitlist. Cost is $245 for members, $275 for non-members. Go to www.rei.com for more information.
Hiking recommendations: Let the Washington Trails Association suggest your next hike. WTA’s website features a tool that offers personalized suggestions of hikes you might want to add to your to-do list. The tool is designed to educate, spark curiosity and shift focus from a small number of often-recommended trails to the many trails that Washington has to offer. Find the hike recommender tool at wta.org/recommender. More at www.wta.org.
Find your favorite park: Washington State Parks Foundation’s website features an interactive map of Washington’s 124 state parks, as well as virtual tours, park information and trip reports. The virtual tours provide a 360-degree view with navigational tools and a walk-through of state parks, trails, campgrounds, retreat centers, interpretive centers and vacation houses. More at www.waparks.org.
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