Ducks Unlimited fundraiser is soon
The Oakridge Ducks Unlimited Committee is holding its 19th annual banquet, auction and raffle at the Willamette Activity Center at 5 p.m. Saturday in Oakridge. Tickets for the event are $35 per single or $70 per couple. Advance tickets, which include general raffle tickets and special raffle tickets are also available for $85 for singles and $120 per couple. Items up for auction are wildlife prints, decoys, sculptures, firearms and more. For more information call 541-782-2049.
Spring break camp registration opens
Registration for the city of Eugene's spring break camps, held March 26-30 for kindergartners through 18-year-olds, has opened. Camps include competitive swimming and water polo, soccer, dance, adventure, art and sports and two outdoor camps. "Quest Camp" is for those ages 10-14, while those 12-17 at the "Counselor In Training" camp can canoe, sandboard and hike. For more information call 541-682-5312.
Wilderness first response taught
A class teaching wilderness first response certification is March 23-April 1, with a recertification class also offered April 6-8. Cost is $650 for the 80-hour certification course and $265 to recertify. It will cover backcountry emergencies including patient assessment, injury care and patient evacuation. Those who pass earn certification for two years. For more information,visit nols.edu/wmi or call 307-332-7800.
Few spots left in Salem birding trip
Only a few places remain available for the March 14 birding trip to Ankeny and Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuges near Salem. The trip, led by retired LCC professor Floyd Weitzel, will leave at 8 a.m. from the Willamalane Adult Activities Center, 215 West C St. in Springfield, and return at approximately 6 p.m. The cost is $34 in district or $38 out of district. Bring binoculars and a sack lunch. To register, call 541-736-4444.
Cabela's hosts weekend events
Cabela's in Springfield's Gateway Mall hosts a series of weekend events at the store on Saturday and Sunday. For more information visit http://rgne.ws/cabelasmarch. Some of them include:
"Trophy Scoring": Settle the bet with an official score of your trophy antlers, sheds or skulls by having them scored for free. It's available both days from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
"Easy Dutch Oven Cooking": Local cook and author Tiffany Haugen offers a few simple recipes on the oven both days at 11 a.m.
"Shooting The Deschutes": As produced by the McKenzie River Drift Boat Museum in 1939 for the World's Fair, the short movie (now digitized) shows river running from local legends Veltie Pruitt and Prince Helfrich. It's available both days at 2 p.m.
Lakes and ponds: Cottage Grove Lake will be stocked with 4,500 legal-sized trout this week. Dexter Lake will get 2,900 of the same size. Junction City Pond gets 500 legal- and 400 larger-sized trout.
Lake opening: It's a two-hour drive from Eugene and Springfield, but Henry Hagg Lake opens for the year Saturday with a delivery of 18,000 rainbow trout. It's about a 10-mile drive southwest of Forest Grove, but it could be worth it: The lake has produced the state record smallmouth bass and bullhead.
Marine zone: Several area lakes will get stocked with trout this week. Empire Lakes in Coos Bay will receive 3,000 legals each in its lower and middle sections. Saunders Lake gets 3,000 legal trout.
Timely tip: The Northwest Goose Permit Zone, open since Feb. 4, will close March 10.
- From ODFW and Register-Guard reports
To submit events
Submit listings to: Outdoors@registerguard.com. All events are free, unless otherwise noted.
Obsidians: Ridgeline Trail, 6.2 miles, 900 feet of elevation gain, leader Janet Jacobsen. Sign up only online at obsidians.org for all Obsidians outings.
Obsidians: Hills of southwest Eugene, 5 miles, 650 feet of elevation gain, leader Joanne Ledet.
Lessons: City of Eugene Outdoor Program, for those 5 and up, meets from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at U.S. SportsPlex, 4540 Commerce St. Cost is $8 per lesson. Helmets required.
Eugene Adult Service: In-town ride of varying length for seniors, every Wednesday starting at Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., at 10:30 a.m. Helmets required. Info: 541-682-5318.
GEARs: 32 miles, meet at 10 a.m. at Alton Baker Park. Info: 541-726-3997.
GEARs: 40 miles, meet at 10 a.m. at Alton Baker Park. Info: 541-484-4434.
GEARs: 40 miles, meet at 10 a.m. at Alton Baker Park. Info: 541-484-9398.
WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY
Altair Sports Club: 5-6 miles around town, meet at 10 a.m. at Midtown at 1591 Willamette St. Information: 541-746-6263.
50-plus, self-led: Group walk around neighborhood surrounding Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Road. Meet 9:30 a.m. For those 50 or older.
Walk-n-talk: Departs Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., every Friday at 9 a.m. sharp. Quick pace. Information: 541-682-5318.
Park Walk: The city of Eugene Outdoor Program's first Saturday park walk is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Naturalists will lead these free interpretive walks. The West Eugene Wetlands are explored; meet at Willow Creek Nature Preserve. Information: 541-682-5329.
Altair Sports: 4-5 miles river bike trails. Meet 10 a.m. at Caf Aroma at Valley River Center. Information: 541-343-7893.
Mossback Volkssport Club: Carpool at 8 a.m. to Corvallis/OSU. Easy 10 km walk with an optional 3 km walk. Carpool leaves from Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 West C St., Springfield. More details for future walks can be found at www.mossbacks.org or by calling 541-726-7169.
Mossback Volkssport Club: Carpool at 7 a.m. to Depoe Bay, moderate 10 km oceanfront walk.
Obsidians: Cross-country skiing 6 miles to Craig Lake, 800 feet of elevation gain, leader Sue Sullivan.