Outdoors

Playing Outdoors calendar: July 13-19

Thursday, July 14

Southwestern Idaho Birders Association: 7 p.m. at the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 13751 Upper Embankment Road, Nampa. “Cranes, Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Birding in China” presented by Steve Bouffard.

Thursday, July 21

Boise River Fish Survey: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Washington Group Plaza, 720 E. Park Blvd., Boise. Presented by Art Butts, Idaho Fish and Game. Free. 761-2989, boiseriverenhancement.net.

Saturday, July 23

Historic Northeast Oregon Mining: Meet at the WinCo parking lot on Meridian Road at 7:30 a.m. for an 8 a.m. departure. Retired Oregon State geologist Mark Ferns will lead the tour. Visit the restored Sumpter Dredge, then loop through Granite to Greenhorn and then down the Burnt River. Dress for the weather; bring lunch and water. Back in Boise by 7 p.m. $10 Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology museum members, $15 nonmembers. No registration needed. 853-1678, idahomuseum.org.

Saturday, July 30

4 Summit Challenge: 7:30 a.m. in Cascade. Cyclist will begin on the Warm Lake Road and may traverse Big Creek Summit and then continue along the South Fork of the Salmon River roadway. Cyclist can choose the distance; total route is approximately 82 miles. Email info@4summitchallenge.com.

Hydro-geology Geysers Galore: 10 a.m. to noon at Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Children in grades 4 and up will learn about Idaho’s geothermal water through hands-on activities. Register by July 25 with Eliza, 571-5720. idahomuseum.org.

Sunday, Sept. 11

Jordan’s Ride: Late registration at 7 a.m. with start of first ride at 7:30 a.m. at Eagle Sports Complex, 12000 Horseshoe Bend Road, Garden City. Distances include 10, 30, 50, 100 and 105 miles. Benefit bicycle ride to raise funds for Inland Northwest SIDS Foundation and The SUDC Foundation. $35 individual, $25 children 15 and younger. jordansride.org.

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