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OUTDOORS BRIEFLY.

Byline: The Register-Guard

LEARN ABOUT LIFE 10,000 YEARS AGO

Lane Community College instructor Marge Helzer presents a free talk, "Rimrock draw rock shelter: What artifacts tell us about life 10,000 years ago" at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Room 100 of Willamette Hall at the University of Oregon. The talk looks at how stones, bones and seeds can help reconstruct the lives and environments of prehistoric times. The lecture is sponsored by the Eugene Natural History Society and the UO department of biology.

BIKE SCHOOL BEGIGS JAN. 22 AT UO

A six-week bike school, to learn all about bike maintenance, will be offered by the University of Oregon Outdoor Program beginning Jan. 22. It runs Wednesdays or Thursdays. Cost is $65 for all six classes. Info: 541-346-4365.

That session dovetails with Wednesday's Bicycle Appreciation Day event at the UO campus in front of the Lillis building. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for free, mechanics and volunteers will provide minor adjustments to bikes that are trying to make it through the winter.

CLINIC OFFERED FOR SNOWSPORT WAXING

Those in the know from Tactics and the UO Outdoor Program will host a free clinic Friday on how to wax your skis or snowboard. Instruction, tools and wax are provided but bring your own equipment. Register ahead of time by calling 541-346-4365.

TREE PLANTINGS GO OFF THIS WEEKEND

Friends of Trees-sponsored plantings will be Saturday in north Eugene and Monday in Springfield. The Springfield meetup is from 9 a.m. to noon, and Eugene's is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For directions, visit rgne.ws/W5wULO.

PLANT TREES AND GET SOME EXERCISE

The UO Outdoor Program and Friends of Trees will pair up Saturday for tree planting by bike. It leaves at 8 a.m. from 1225 E. 18th Ave. Info: 541-346-4365.

HOODOO PLANS 75TH BIRTHDAY BASH

Hoodoo Ski Area is celebrating its 75th year of operation this week with giveaways on its website and with a celebration Saturday with free s'mores, hot cider and a "posse" on the slopes giving away prizes earlier in the day.

FISHING

Rivers and streams: The Alton Baker Park Canoe Canal recently received a mid-winter stocking of 800 "pounders" of rainbow trout, the first such stocking at the canal in about a month. The stockings will happen throughout the two-mile canal.

Lakes and ponds: On the south coast the boat ramp at Bradley Lake, under construction briefly late last fall, is open and fish will be arriving at the site soon. A delivery of trophy-sized trout is expected this week.

More south coast: In case you didn't know, Jan. 1 marked the change of some daily limits in the Coos, Coquille and Tenmile basins. One additional adipose fin-clipped steelhead can be kept per day now, meaning three adult fish can be harvested daily.

- From ODFW and Register-Guard reports

OUTDOOR CALENDAR

To submit events

Submit listings to: Outdoors@registerguard.com. All events are free, unless otherwise noted.

Bicycling

WEDNESDAY

Eugene Adult Service: In-town ride of varying length for seniors, every Wednesday starting at Campbell Center, 155 High St., at 10:30 a.m. Helmets required. Info: 541-682-5318.

SATURDAY

GEARs: 37 miles out Dillard Road. Meet at 10 a.m., Alton Baker Park. Info: 541-345-2110.

Bikes And Trees: Friends of Trees and UO Outdoor Program plant trees in Eugene beginning at 8 a.m. and ride between plant sites. Leaves from 1225 E. 18th Ave.

SUNDAY

GEARs: 44 miles to Veneta. Meet at 10 a.m., Alton Baker Park. Info: 541-484-9398.

GEARs: A 15-mile Breakfast Ride begins at 9 a.m. at Morning Glory Cafe. Ride begins at 10 a.m. Info: 541-912-9685.

Hiking

SATURDAY

Obsidians: Start at Eugene's Blanton Heights, following the Ridgeline Trail to Spencer Butte, 9 miles, 860 feet of elevation gain, leader Betty Grant. Sign up only online at obsidians.org for all Obsidians outings.

Walking

WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY

Altair Sports Club: 5-6 miles around town, meet at 10 a.m. at Brail's, 1689 Willamette St. Information: 541-746-6263.

THURSDAY

50-plus, self-led: Hour-long group walk around neighborhood surrounding Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Road. Meet at 9:30 a.m. For those 50 or older.

FRIDAY

Campbell Community Center: Walk 'n' Talkers group is self-led for 3-5 miles every Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., leaving from 155 High St. Info: 541-682-5318.

SATURDAY

Mossback Volkssport Club: Meet at 9 a.m. at Valley River Inn, 1000 Valley River Way for a 10K walk to Gillespie Butte and over the Delta Bridge through the wetlands. A 7K walk, rated easy and going through the wetlands, is also an option. Details at 541-726 7169.

Altair Sports: 4-5 miles on river bike trails. Meet 10 a.m. at Caf Aroma at Valley River Mall. Information: 541-343-7893.

Snowsports

SATURDAY

Obsidians: Cross-country ski and snowshoe to Circle Lake, 10 miles, 300 feet of elevation gain, leader Chris Stockdale.

UO Outdoor Program: A bus to Timberline for a day on the slopes leaves at 6 a.m. Cost is $75 and includes cost of lift ticket. Register before by calling 541-346-4365.
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