Out and About

Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2003

Feb. 9: Eaglecrest Ski Area Platter Pull lift open 9 a.m.-4 p.m., tickets needed but no charge. $15 lessons at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Other lifts and trails closed due to shortage of snow. Details: 586-5330 or www.skijuneau.com.

Feb. 9: 4-H Nordic Ski Club meeting, 1:30-3 p.m., Mendenhall Campground. To confirm location and activity, call the 4-H office, 465-8749.

Feb. 9: Smallbore rifle silhouette at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range, 8:30 a.m. registration, shoot at 9:30 a.m. Details: www.go.to/jrpc.

Feb. 9: Juneau Alpine Club Mendenhall Glacier walk. Bring crampons, ice ax and harness. Details: Tim Arness, 209-2589.

Feb. 10: "Exploring the Secrets of the Aurora Borealis," lecture by Syun Akasofu, director of the International Arctic Research Center, part of the Science of Alaska series coordinated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute. 7:30 p.m., Centennial Hall. Details: 465-6530.

Feb. 13: Slide program on Pitcairn Island group with Theresa Svancara and Jeff Sauer, Juneau Audubon Society meeting, 7:30 p.m., Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School.

Feb. 14: "Denali: West Buttress," Jim Jurrens shows slides from his three-week climb, 6:30 and 8 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, part of Fireside Chat series. Details: 789-6640.

Feb. 14-17: Great Backyard Bird Count, sponsored by National Audubon Society and Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. Details: www.birdsource.org/gbbc.

Feb. 15: Cowboy Action Shoot, 9 a.m. at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range, 9 a.m. registration, shoot at 10 a.m. Details: www.go.to/jrpc.

Feb. 17: Juneau Alpine Club kayak trip. Details: Larry Musarra, 586-0152.

Feb. 17: "Spying on Volcanoes from Space," lecture by Ken Dean, research associate professor, part of the Science of Alaska series coordinated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute. 7:30 p.m., Centennial Hall. Details: 465-6530.

Feb. 22: Juneau Alpine Club Davies Creek hike. Details: Don Larsen, 789-2036.

Feb. 24: "Linking Alaska's Landscape to Salmon Populations," lecture by Patricia Heiser, assistant professor, UAA Department of Geology, part of the Science of Alaska series coordinated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute. 7:30 p.m., Centennial Hall. Details: 465-6530.

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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