Saturday, Sept. 26
National Hunting and Fishing Day: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cabela’s, 8109 W. Franklin Road, Boise. Deer and big game seminars on topics such as packing out big game, hunting for the first time, and precision shooting. The Ada County Marine Patrol will also share information on boat and fishing safety. Free. 672-7900, cabelas.com/boise.
Castle Rock: Mysteries of the Past: Meet at 10:45 a.m. at the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, for an 11 a.m. departure. During a moderate hike to Castle Rock, the hillside point near the Old Penitentiary, Todd Shallat, BSU, will entertain and educate people of all ages with stories of the area. Free for museum members, $5 nonmembers. 283-3186, idahomuseum.org.
Sunday, Sept. 27
Boise River Greenbelt Bird Watching and Litter Patrol: Meet at 9 a.m. at the Greenbelt parking lot behind the Tavern at Bown Crossing (near east end of ParkCenter Boulevard), Boise. Bring gloves, water and binoculars. Alex Takasugi, 484-9132 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DogFest Walk ‘n Roll: 12:30 p.m. at Settlers Park, 3245 N. Meridian Road, Meridian. One-mile walk, booths, games, food, music, silent auction, performances, more. Benefit for Canine Companions for Independence. Free. cci.org/dogfest.
Saturday, Oct. 3
Bruneau Algal Reef field trip: Meet at 7:30 a.m. for an 8 a.m. departure at the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Sam Matson, professor of geology, BSU, will lead the trip, plus take the group to other fossil sites in the Bruneau area. $10 IMMG members, $15 nonmembers. Bring lunch and water. No preregistration required. idahomuseum.org.
Sunday, Oct. 4
Southern Comfort Gaited Horse Club Poker Ride: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Eagle Island State Park, 4000 W. Hatchery Road. Benefit for Idaho Horse Therapy, Friends of Sound Horses and The Ride for Joy Therapeutic Riding Program. $20 registration, includes first hand, lunch and raffle tickets. $5 park entry fee required. 870-2201, gaitedhorseclub.com.
Sunday, Oct. 25
Geology of Islands and Archipelagos: 1 to 2 p.m. at the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Geologist Terry Maley will discuss the origin and evolution of oceanic islands and archipelagos, including the coral islands. Free to museum members, $5 nonmembers. idahomuseum.org.
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