Outdoors

Playing Outdoors calendar: Wednesday, Feb. 17

Thursday, Feb. 18

Winter Ranger Program: 10:30 a.m. at the Frontier Point Nordic Lodge, Bogus Basin, 2600 Bogus Basin Road, Boise. Nordic (cross country) ski tours will last approximately 2 hours on moderate terrain. Free, but you will need to have a Bogus Basin mountain or Nordic/snowshoe pass. 587-7961.

An Evening with Roger Phillips: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Empire Building, 205 N. 10th St., Boise. The Ted Trueblood Chapter of Trout Unlimited sponsors this event to pay tribute to its chapter’s namesake, outdoor writer and conservationist Ted Trueblood 1913-1982. This year’s featured outdoorsman and writer is Roger Phillips, who recently completed 15 years as outdoors reporter and editor at the Idaho Statesman. He has authored several books, including “Hiking & Angling in McCall,” “Idaho: A Guide to 32 Trails, 20 Lakes & Eight Rivers & Streams.” $10. 345-9800, tedtruebloodtu.org/rogerphillips.htm

Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 20-21

Magic Reservoir Ice Fishing Tournament: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days. From Idaho 75 at mile marker 92, go west 10 miles to the door. Hosted by West Magic Rod and Gun Club. $7 entry per species (trout and perch) per day per person. Fish fry at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at West Magic Resort. Don, (208) 487-2571; or Stacy, (208) 720-1738.

Sunday, Feb. 21

Winter Ranger Program: 10:30 a.m. at the Frontier Point Nordic Lodge, Bogus Basin, 2600 Bogus Basin Road, Boise. Nordic (cross country) ski tour and snowshoe tours will last approximately 2 hours on moderate terrain. Free, but you will need to have a Bogus Basin mountain or Nordic/snowshoe pass. 587-7961.

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.

Sunday, Feb. 28

Snow-Ga SnowSchool Fundraiser: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Bogus Basin Nordic Lodge, 2600 N. Bogus Basin Road, Boise. Snowshoe yoga taught by Edna Rey-Vizgirdas. Benefit for Bogus Basin SnowSchool. $25, includes trail pass; snowshoe rental is extra. Must register on or before Feb. 26. Email SnowSchool@bogusbasin.org.

Saturday, March 5

Les Bois Film Festival: 6 p.m. at The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. Features a diverse array of nature films from across the globe, as well as several local nature films shot in Idaho. $14 advance, $18 at the door, $5 students, free for children 13 and younger. lesboisfilmfestival.org.

Wednesday, March 9

Fish in the Foothills?: 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road, Boise. Join Dr. Chris Walser, ichthyologist and professor at The College of Idaho, and Tim Breuer, Executive Director of the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley, to learn about the Dry Creek redband trout. Free. 493-2530, bee.cityofboise.org.

Friday, March 11

Idaho Enduro Series Movie Party: 7 to 10 p.m. at The Pursuit, 2590 N. Bogus Basin Road, Boise. A MTB film; IES will be unveiling the 2016 race season. $10 advance, $15 at the door, includes one free beer. 695-0816.

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. $20-$40. Register at tvcblindidaho.org. Volunteers needed: 336-5333.

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