Thursday, Jan. 14
Southwestern Idaho Birders Association: Monthly meeting, 7 p.m. at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 13751 Upper Embankment Road, Nampa. Presentation by Bryce Robinson, a student in the master’s program at Boise State University, will feature the research of The Peregrine Fund, which aims to understand the impacts of climate change on the Gyrfalcon and the Arctic system.
Saturday, Jan. 16
Cougar Mountain Country Association Snowmobile Fun Run: At Wellington Recreation Park, Smiths Ferry (milepost 97 on Idaho 55). Registration from 9 a.m. to noon. Drawings start at 3:30 p.m. 870-0214, 830-0807.
Free Boating Safety Class: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise. Learn about Idaho boating laws and pick up some boating safety tips. Families encouraged. To register, call 514-2426 or email email@example.com.
Junior Duck Stamp Art Day: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 13751 Upper Embankment Road, Nampa. Young artists are given the opportunity to create and submit their own masterpiece to the Idaho Junior Duck Stamp art contest. Drop in any time to learn about Idaho waterfowl and create a contest entry. Supplies will be provided. Artwork must be submitted by March 15. Other drop-in dates: Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 and March 5. 467-9278, firstname.lastname@example.org or fws.gov/deerflat.
Saturday, Jan. 23
Ullr Fest: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bogus Basin, 2600 Bogus Basin Road, Boise. Family-friendly race course for skiers and boarders of all ages, Ullr Family Parade, corn hole bean bag toss, free ski/board demo. Also, find an Ullr medallion on the mountain and redeem for a prize, test your fry pan throwing skills. Free. bogusbasinskiclub.org.
Sunday, Jan. 24
Bogus Basin Nordic Team Cross Country Ski Clinic: 10 a.m. to noon or 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Bogus Basin Nordic Center, Frontier Point Lodge. Choose either skate or classic technique instruction. $42 for one session or $63 for both (fee does not include equipment rental or trail pass). All skill levels welcome. Register at bluecirclesports.com.
Tuesday, Jan. 26
Boise River Lecture: 6 p.m. at Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St. Idaho Rivers United presents Bruce Reichert, host of Idaho Public Television’s award-winning Outdoor Idaho, who will share stories and images of the headwaters of Idaho’s greatest rivers including the Boise River. Free. 343-7481, idahorivers.org.
Tuesdays, Jan. 26 and Feb. 9
Bogus Basin Snowshoe Series: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bogus Basin. Depart and return from Nampa Rec Center, 131 Constitution Way. Snowshoeing adventure, followed by a warm beverage at the Frontier Point Nordic Lodge. $20 each date, includes transportation, trail pass, snowshoeing tour and beverage. Optional snowshoe rental is $10. Pack own lunch and bring water. 468-5858, nampaparksandrecreation.org.
Saturday, Jan. 30
An Evening with Hank Patterson: 7 p.m. at The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise. Join Hank Patterson for the premiere of his newest movie “Hank Patterson & The Mystery Of The CuttyRainBrown Trout!” $12. 433-0707, hankpatterson.com.
Saturday, Feb. 27
Starlight Snowshoe Benefit: 4 to 9 p.m. at Bogus Basin Nordic Lodge, 2600 N. Bogus Basin Road, Boise. Snowshoe under the stars on a lit path, then come into the lodge for music, food, drinks. Benefit for JDRF. $16 general, $11 children younger than 12, or $53 per immediate family. www2.jdrf.org/starlightsnowshoe.
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