Outdoors

Playing Outdoors calendar: Wednesday, March 23

Thursday, March 31

The Peregrine Fund Speaker Series — American Kestrel Partnership: 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Archives of Falconry, World Center for Birds of Prey, 5668 W. Flying Hawk Lane, Boise. Boise State University Professor Julie Heath and The Peregrine Fund’s AKP Director Chris McClure will discuss their cooperative research into the steady decline of North America’s smallest falcon. Free. 362-3716, peregrinefund.org.

Saturday, April 2

Treasure Valley Pheasants Forever Banquet: 5 p.m. at Ford Idaho Center, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. RSVP: Tom Old, tom@idahopf.com; Chuck Robinson, chuck@idahopf.com, 473-4997; Tony Arneson, tony@idahopf.com, 920-460-6162.

Friday-Sunday, April 15-17

Idaho Horse Expo: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 15, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 16 and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 17, Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $8 general, $6 seniors, in advance. $10 general, $8 seniors, free for ages 12 and younger, at the door. idahohorsecouncil.com.

Saturday, April 30

Fire and Floods — Geology of the Twin Falls Area: 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. Trip leader is Shawn Willsey, professor College of Southern Idaho. $10 museum members, $15 nonmembers. 853-1678, idahomuseum.org.

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.

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.

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