Playing Outdoors calendar: Aug. 3-9

Wednesday-Sunday, Aug. 10-14

Idaho Backcountry Fitness Retreat: At Shepp Ranch, on the Main Salmon River approximately 45 miles east of Riggins. Four-night fitness vacation begins with a jet boat ride into a backcountry ranch. Each day is balanced between leisure and fitness activities such as group exercise classes, hiking, yoga, horseback rides, etc. $2000/person plus taxes and fees. (208) 353-2182, ameliasfitnesstraining.com.

Saturday, Aug. 13

Sedimentology of Table Rock: Register at Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, at 7:30 a.m. with departure at 8 a.m. After driving up to Table Rock, guides Steve Cox and Eliza Schulz will take participants on an easy walk to discuss the geology of the area and the fire damage. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, and bring water and lunch. Table Rock tour ends by noon. After lunch Steve and Eliza may continue with a moderate hike to Caste Rock. $10 IMMG members, $15 nonmembers. Steve 853-1678; idahomuseum.org.

Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 13-14

NSSF Rimfire Challenge Northwest Championship: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Parma Rod and Gun Club, 1420 Boehm Lane. Family-friendly event for beginners to pro shooters with 14 stages and 500 rounds. $75 registration, $45 children/junior. 333-9901, rc.parmarng.org.

Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 20-21

Idaho Knife Association Knife Show: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Wyndham Garden Boise Airport Hotel, 3300 S. Vista Ave. Hundreds of traditional hunting, utility, culinary and collectible knives from local and world famous makers, as well as tactical, military and law enforcement grade knives, gear and supplies. Also, knife-making demonstrations, classes on self-defense techniques, a cutting challenge, and silent and live auctions. $5 per person per day or $12 per family, free for Idaho Knife Association members. idahoknife.com.

Friday-Saturday, Aug. 26-27

Sawtooth Salmon Festival: Kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday at the Stanley Community Center, Idaho 21, with a presentation by Outdoor Idaho and Idaho Public Television’s host Bruce Reichert. Continues Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Stanley Museum, with free shuttle tours throughout the day to view wild salmon spawning; educational booths; salmon experts; food and drink; and a salmon dinner with music ($40 general, $30 for SIHA or IRU members). Free. (208) 343-7481, idahorivers.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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