Playing Outdoors calendar: Wednesday, April 6

Saturday, April 9

Golden Eagle Audubon Field Trip: Eagle Island State Park: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Albertsons parking lot, 16th and State streets. Carpool to the park and start birding by 9 a.m. Lew Ulrey, 322-8246 or lulrey@cableone.net.

Sunday, April 10

Golden Eagle Audubon Family Birding Walk: 9 to 11 a.m. at Hulls Gulch; meet in the parking lot off 8th Street next to Foothills Learning Center. Alex Takasugi, alextakasugi@cableone.net or 484-9132.

Tuesday, April 12

Idaho Trails Association — Idaho's Public Lands Trail Partner: 7 to 8 p.m. at the Idaho Outdoor Association, 3401 Brazil St., Boise. Bryan Dufosse, an advisory board member of Idaho Trails Association, will give a presentation about the Idaho Trails Association and some of its upcoming projects. 602-5764, idahooutdoorassn.org.

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 16

National Snow-Bike MX Series: Practice at 11 a.m. and racing at noon April 16, upper lodge, Bogus Basin, 2600 Bogus Basin Road, Boise. $5 admission, free for children 12 and younger. 573-4255, flashpointsnowbike.com.

Tuesday, April 26

Golden Eagle Audubon Society monthly meeting: 7 p.m. at the MK Nature Center, 600 S. Walnut St., Boise. Deniz Aygen, watchable wildlife biologist for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and coordinator of the Bird by Bird program, will talk about the program and GEAS’s involvement.

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.

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.

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