Out and About

Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2001

In season: Brown bear (March 15-May 31), black bear (until June 30), freshwater steelhead trout (peaks April-June), cutthroat trout (peaks May-June), freshwater smelt (peaks in May), salt and freshwater king salmon (peaks May-July).

May: Fifth Annual Spring Salmon Derby runs through May 31. Tickets are $30. Weekly prizes and prizes for the top 30 salmon, including a $13,000 Dodge Neon for the winner. Weigh-ins at Alaska Seafoods, Taku Fisheries and Jerry's Meats and Seafoods. Call 463-7375.

May 10: Raincountry Flyfishers meets at 7 p.m. at Twin Lakes for flycasting practice and informal competition. Call Brent Pristas at 586-1454.

May 10-19: Wilderness Medicine Institute at UAS, http://wmi.nols.edu or 465-6282

May 11: Celebration of migratory birds from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center. Bob Armstrong will give a talk on "Where Our Birds Come From." Demonstrations of raptors and bird banding.

May 11-13: Adult Basic Dinghy Sailing class. Call the Juneau Youth Sailing Office, 789-3546 or download the registration from http://www.juneausailingclub.org/

May 12: Saturday family hike on the Lemon Creek Trail, which has 700 feet of elevation gain. The trail is apt to be muddy so dress appropriately. Meet at the back of Costco parking lot by the hillside at 9:30 a.m. No dogs or firearms. For details call 586-0428.

May 12: International Migratory Bird Day. Bird walk in the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge led by Nina Mollett. Meet at 8 a.m. on Radcliffe Road.

May 12: NRA Smallbore rifle silhouette at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range on Montana Creek Road. Registration opens at 9 a.m. and the shoot begins at 10 a.m. For details visit the Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club website at http://go.to/jrpc/

May 12: Public trap shoot at 10 a.m. every Sunday at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range on Montana Creek Road. Call the Juneau Gun Club, 789-9844.

May 12:Spring Harbor Racing Series, Round 2. 11 p.m.-4 p.m. at Juneau Harbor. For details visit www.juneausailingclub.org/

May 12 - June 10:Wrangell King Salmon Derby. For details call 874-3901 or e-mail: chamber@seapc.net

May 12: One-day sea kayak course from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Alaska Paddle Sports. The course costs $105 per person, plus kayak rentals. Call 463-5678 to register.

May 13: Group bike ride from Resurrection Lutheran Church to the end of Douglas Highway. Meet at 10th Street and Glacier Highway at 4 p.m. Helmets are required. For details call Bill Johnson at 789-9095.

May 15: Juneau Yacht Club meets. For details call 586-2911

May 16: Wednesday adult hike usually starting at 9 a.m. No dogs or firearms. Call the hike hotline at 586-0428.

May 16: Public trap shoot at 6 p.m. every Wednesday at the Juneau Gun Club, 789-9844

May 18: Bike to Work Day with group rides starting at 6:45 a.m. from Super Bear, Bonnie Brae and the Douglas Library, all ending downtown. For details call Dennis Harris with Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club, 586-2384.

Submit calendar items to khutchison@juneauempire.com

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