Outdoors

Audubon society banquet in Boise features noted wildlife photographer

The Golden Eagle Audubon Society Banquet is Saturday, March 10, in Boise.
The Golden Eagle Audubon Society Banquet is Saturday, March 10, in Boise. TNS

Wednesdays, March 14, 21, 28

Bird Migration Mysteries Class

6 p.m. at Boise State University’s Riverfront Hall, 1910 W. University Drive. After an introduction to migration basics, learn the cutting-edge research and little-known facts related to migration that make this field of study so intriguing. $20 per week or $65 for all four classes. eventbrite.com. Online and in-person attendance available. Questions: 208-426-2223.

Thursday, March 8

St. Patty’s Day Run

5:30 p.m. at Shu’s Idaho Running Company, 1758 W. State St., Boise. Starts and ends at the store. Run a three-mile route; prizes and drinks. RSVP: leone@idahorunningcompany.com.

Saturday, March 10

Golden Eagle Audubon Society Banquet

6 to 9 p.m. at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, 1800 Fairview Ave. Special keynote presentation by award-winning wildlife photographer Paul Bannick. Also features a traveling photo exhibit by the National Audubon Society and a silent auction. Proceeds support the work to protect birds and their habitats. $45, includes dinner. goldeneagleaudubon.org/banquet.

Thursday-Saturday, March 15-17

Janss Pro-Am Classic

Three days of spring ski racing, socializing and parties in Sun Valley. Register at svsef.org/2018janssproam or email jody@svsef.org.

Saturday, May 19

Cycle for Independence

Start times vary from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Riverglen Junior High, 6801 N. Gary Lane, Boise. Choose the 10-mile, 20-mile or metric century ride. Fundraiser for the Treasure Valley Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind. Preregistration ends May 15. On-site registration will be available. cycleforindependence.org.

Birds of All Seasons

8:30 and 9:30 a.m. at Kathryn Albertson Park, 1001 Americana Blvd., Boise. Join Boise Parks and Recreation and the Golden Eagle Audubon Society for a free birding tour. Local bird enthusiasts will introduce participants to the joys of birding and highlight birds that can be found in Boise during spring. Tours last about an hour. Space is limited. Sign up at bit.ly/BPRCommEd.

Rattlesnake, Porcupine and Skunk Avoidance Training for Dogs

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 930 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Boise. Experienced dog handlers work one-on-one with each dog owner and their dog to trian the dog to avoid the sight, smell and sound of rattlesnakes, skunks and porcupines. Presented by the Idaho Chukar Foundation. $25-$70. Register at dogavoidancetraining.org.

Saturday, June 2

Rattlesnake, Porcupine and Skunk Avoidance Training for Dogs

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Experienced dog handlers work one-on-one with each dog owner and their dog to trian the dog to avoid the sight, smell and sound of rattlesnakes, skunks and porcupines. Presented by the Idaho Chukar Foundation. $25-$70. Register at dogavoidancetraining.org.

Saturday, June 9

Sawtooth Relay

Six-person teams complete a 62-mile running and walking relay, which begins in Stanley and finishes in Ketchum. 208-853-1221, sawtoothrelay.com.

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