Friday, May 6
Dig Into Rocks Museum Open House: Noon to 9 p.m. at the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Geology hikes, museum tours, free minerals for kids, lecture by David Wilkins at 7 p.m. on “Terroir: The Dirt on Dirt.” Free. 571-5720, idahomuseum.org.
Saturday, May 7
SIBA Jordan Valley Bluebird Trail: Leaving at 8 a.m. from the Marsing bridge park. Bring lunch. Sponsored by Golden Eagle Audubon Society. For carpool details, call Letty Percifield at 459-9277.
Eagle Enduro: Riders meeting at 9:15 a.m. and first ride at 9:30 a.m. at Eagle Bike Park, Old Horseshoe Bend Road, Garden City. Courses will be divided between expert/sport and beginner. Also, a Kids Enduro for ages 4-12. $10-$75. idahoenduroseries.com/rides/eagle-enduro.
Saturday, May 14
Panning for Gold in Grimes Creek: Register at 7:30 a.m. at the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, for an 8 a.m. departure. All-day field trip led by Don Dorman and the Idaho Gold Panners. Bring lunch and water. $15 general, $10 museum members. 853-1678, idahomuseum.org.
Montour Wildlife Management Area and Sagehen Reservoir Bluebird Trail: Leaving at 9 a.m. from the Triangle Restaurant parking lot, 8770 N. Idaho 52, Sweet. Bring food, water and lawn chair; all day trip. Sponsored by Golden Eagle Audubon Society. For carpool details, contant Alex Takasugi at firstname.lastname@example.org, 484-9132.
Sheep in the Foothills: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road, Boise. Arts and crafts, music, sheep dog demonstrations, children’s activities, a lamb lunch, more. Free. 344-2271, idahowool.org.
Migration Celebration: 2 to 5 p.m. at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 13751 Upper Embankment Road, Nampa. Activity stations to learn about butterflies and other migrators. Free. 467-9278, fws.gov/refuge/deer_flat.
Sunday, May 15
Family Bird Walk: 9 to 11 a.m. at the Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve. Participants may borrow binoculars and field guides. Sponsored by Golden Eagle Audubon Society. Alex, email@example.com, 484-9132; Kristin, firstname.lastname@example.org, 860-3658.
Saturday, May 21
Cycle for Independence: Metric century starts at 8 a.m., 25-mile at 9 a.m. and 10-mile at 9:30 a.m. at Riverglen Junior High School, 6801 N. Gary Lane, Boise. Fundraiser for the National Federation of the Blind of Idaho. $20-$40. Register at tvcblindidaho.org. Volunteers needed: 336-5333.
Peeking under the Surface: How Seismologists See Inside the Earth: 10 a.m. at the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Workshop for grades 4 and up. Taught by Michael Morison, PhD. $10. Register: 571-5720 by May 16. idahomuseum.org.
Sunday, May 29
Boise River Greenbelt Bird Watching and Litter Patrol: Meet at 9 a.m. at the Tavern at Bown Crossing (east end of ParkCenter Boulevard), Boise. Walk the Bethine Church Nature Trail going downriver (birding along the way), then pick up litter on the way back. Sponsored by Golden Eagle Audubon Society. Alex, email@example.com, 484-9132.
Saturday, June 4
LIMBitless Challenge: 10 a.m. at Table Rock. Opportunity for the adaptive and wounded veteran communities to engage in a physical experience. $10. 495-5642, limbitlesslife.org.
Sunday, June 12
Premier Rattlesnake Avoidance Training for Dogs: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 930 N. Veterans Memorial Parkway, Boise. Idaho Fish and Game officers will be holding a trap awareness seminar as part of the day’s events. Training is $50 for preregistered dogs, trap awareness seminar is free. Register: 463-2304, snakeavoidance.org.
Saturday, June 25
Tamarack Bike Park Opening Day: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tamarack Resort, 311 Village Drive. Offering lift service to mountain bikers Saturdays and Sunday from June 25 to Sept. 4. Season passes for the bike park are currently on sale for $99 plus tax if purchased before June 20. (208) 325-1000, tamarackidaho.com/event/bike-park-opening-day.
Sunday, Sept. 11
Jordan’s Ride: Late registration at 7 a.m. with start of first ride at 7:30 a.m. at Eagle Sports Complex, 12000 Horseshoe Bend Road, Garden City. Distances include 10, 30, 50, 100 and 105 miles. Benefit bicycle ride to raise funds for Inland Northwest SIDS Foundation and The SUDC Foundation. $35 individual, $25 children 15 and younger. jordansride.org.
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