Thursday, July 16
Basic Fly Tying Class: 6 p.m. at the Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St. Presented by Boise Valley Fly Fishers. Free. Sign up by calling 472-2945.
Saturday, July 18
Field trip: Geology of the Snake River Canyon-Huntington to Hell’s Canyon: Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the WinCo parking lot on Meridian Road off I-84 for an 8 a.m. departure. Mark Ferns, retired Oregon State professional geologist, will lead a tour through the lower Snake River Canyon up to Brownlee Dam, returning to Boise via Cambridge. $10 Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology members, $15 nonmembers. idahomuseum.org.
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Wildavore Deer Hunting Class: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 18, 25, 31 and Aug. 1 at Boise River Wildlife Management Area, Warm Springs Road, Boise. Spend time out in the field and in the classroom discussing deer biology and habitat, confidence with firearm handling, hunting techniques, scouting and finding land to hunt on, how to humanely hunt and even go through processing a whole deer for meat. For those with little to no experience. $25 for the four classes, including venison lunch. Contact Liz at 236-1267 or Elizabeth.Horsmon@idfg.idaho.gov.
Saturday-Sunday, July 18-19
SISA Cat Attack Regatta: At Lake Cascade. Skippers meeting at 11 a.m. July 18 at the Big Saga Pavilion. Social and potluck after the races. $15 entry fee. (208) 869-3748, idahosailing.org/2015_cat_attack.
Saturday, July 25
4 Summit Challenge: 8 a.m. at American Legion Post 60, 105 E. Mill St., Cascade. The bicycle ride starts at the American Legion Hall and proceeds down Main Street to Warm Lake Road. Riders have a choice to ride one, two, three or four summits. Family fun ride also available. $66-$76. summitchallenge.com.
Sunday, July 26
Boise River Greenbelt Bird Watching and Litter Patrol: 9 a.m. at the Greenbelt parking lot behind the Tavern at Bown Crossing (near east end of ParkCenter Boulevard). Pam Conley, 869-0337 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, July 28
Gold Eagle Audubon Society monthly meeting: 7 p.m. at the MK Nature Center, 600 S. Walnut St., Boise. Fred Bassett, a certified master bird bander, will present his research about the four species of hummingbirds that breed in Idaho and introduce other species of hummingbirds that may be seen in the state.
Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 1-2
Knobby Tire Bike Tour: Supported mountain bike ride to Idaho City. Three options available: full route, short route and animal route. idahowalkbike.org/knobby-tire-bike-tour.
Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 6-8
Ride the Lynx: Three-day team mountain bike event, campout and festival at Bogus Basin Mountain Resort, 2600 Bogus Basin Road, Boise. $660 per four-person team. ridethelynx.com.
Wednesday, August 12
Meridian Bark Park Grand Opening: 4 to 6 p.m. at Storey Bark Park, 430 E. Watertower Lane. Ribbon cutting, displays, music, door prizes and doggy goody bags (while supplies last).
Saturday, August 15
Geology Field Trip: South Fork Boise River-Anderson Ranch Dam Loop: Arrive at 7:30 a.m. at the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, for an 8 a.m. departure. Steve Cox will lead participants to Anderson Ranch Dam and then along the upper South Fork of the Boise River to look at intrusive features and volcanic formations. Return by 5 p.m. Bring lunch, water and dress for the weather. $15 nonmembers, $10 museum members. No pre-registration required. idahomuseum.org.
Saturday, August 22
Pedal for Patients: 7:30 a.m. at Saint Alphonsus Fruitland Health Plaza, 910 N.W. 16th St. Four options available: 20-mile, 40-mile, 68.7-mile and 100-mile rides. Celebrate cancer survivors and raise funds for those currently fighting and needing assistance. pedalforpatients.com.
Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 5-6
Rebecca’s Private Idaho: Lifestyle, mountain bike and outdoor festival in Ketchum. The cornerstone of the two-day event is a 94-mile (or 56-mile option) Gravel Grinder mountain bike race and ride in the Pioneer Mountains with renown champion cyclist and endurance athlete Rebecca Rusch. The event includes the main race and ride, an expo, music and entertainment village in downtown Ketchum tied into the city’s famous Wagon Days Festival, plus a registration celebration the day prior. rebeccasprivateidaho.com.
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