Out and About

Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2003

Jan. 26: 4-H Nordic Ski Club meeting. For location and activity, call the 4-H office, 465-8749.

Jan. 27 & 29: Fly Fishing 101 workshop, 7-9 p.m., Floyd Dryden Library. Details and registration: 463-1717.

Jan. 26: High power rifle and sporting rifle shoot at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range, 8:30 a.m. registration, shoot at 9:30 a.m. Details: www.go.to/jrpc.

Jan. 31: "Fairbanks to Skagway by Bicycle," 6:30 and 8 p.m., Fireside program at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Gary Miller will show slides of this lengthy bicycle trip. Details: 789-6640.

Jan. 31-Feb. 2: Southeast Alaska Avalanche Center Awareness and Rescue class for all snow travelers. Details: 586-5699 or seavalanche@gci.net.

Feb. 1: Kids Day at the Glacier: Small Friends of the Mendenhall, 11 a.m.-noon, Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Forest Service Naturalist Michelle Warrenchuk talks about voles and shrews. For children ages 7-12, younger kids welcome with adult supervision. Details: 789-0097.

Feb. 1-2: NRA Basic Pistol and Alaska Concealed Handgun Permit class. Feb. 1 classroom session 8 a.m.-6 p.m. at Juneau Gun Club facility on Montana Creek Road. Feb. 2 practice session 1-6 p.m. at Hank Harmon Rifle Range. Sponsored by Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club. Space limited, advanced registration required. Details: Steve Bennett, 789-1717 or jrpc@usa.com. Class overview at www.members.tripod.com/~jrpc/achp.PDF.

Feb. 3: "Gentle Giants, Alaska's Humpback Whales," lecture by marine biology professor Jan Straley, the first in the Science of Alaska series coordinated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute. 7:30 p.m., Centennial Hall. Details: 465-6530.

Feb. 4: Juneau Alpine Club annual meeting, 6 p.m., Douglas library. Pizza provided, bring a dessert to share. Details: Greg Bledsoe, 463-3211.

Ongoing: Trap shooting at the Juneau Gun Club, on Montana Creek Road, 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. Details: 789-9844.

Ongoing: Parks and Rec hikes, Saturdays and Wednesdays starting about 9:30 a.m. Call 586-0428 for time and location or check www.juneau.lib.ak.us/parksrec/hike/schedule.php.

In season: Black bear (Sept. 1-June 30), wolf (Aug. 1-April 30, Douglas Island closed), wolverine (Nov. 10-Feb. 15), and red and blue king crab (Oct. 1-March 31). (Seasons and limits are more complex than can be detailed here. Always check regulations before heading out.)

Submit calendar items to eschoenfeld@juneauempire.com.

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