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Oregon Paddle Sports offersa spring canoe, kayak and stand-up paddleboard demonstration day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13 at Perkins Peninsula County Park at Fern Ridge Lake. Anyone interested in paddling a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard is invited to the free event. For additional info call 541-505-9020 or


William Neill, author of "Butterflies of the Pacific Northwest," speaks at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the EWEB Training Center at 500 Fourth Ave., at the North American Butterfly Association's Eugene/Springfield chapter meeting. The free talk examines whether butterflies rely on flowers or vice versa. Caterpillars share a relationship with certain plants and not so much with others. Doors open at 7 p.m.


Cabela's in Springfield's Gateway Mall hosts "Ladies Day Out" on Saturday with events from 9 a.m. - an introduction to archery - to 1 p.m. - Cabela's spring fashion show. Other hourlong seminars include learning about owning or choosing a first gun, how to prepare for a successful hunt, and cedar plank cooking. Call 541-349-5760.


The lives and times spent along the McKenzie River in the early 1900s is the focus of an evening of storytelling, music and historic short films and photographs of the river as it was a century ago. The occasion is the fundraiser for the McKenzie River Trust from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Cozmic Pizza, 199 W. Eighth Ave. Guests Dave Helfrich - who will talk about his family's history living along the river and how both contributed to the film "How The West Was Won" in 1962 - and Randy Dersham - who will share the history of the McKenzie drift boat and whitewater boat parade - will speak. Info: 541-345-2799.


Spring volunteer guide training begins Wednesday from Nearby Nature about how to lead interactive nature walks for kindergartners through fifth graders in Alton Baker Park this spring. Call 541-687-9699 or visit for more information. It's not a problem if you happened to miss the March volunteer overview.


Joe Ricker, the Midwest regional director for the Oregon Hunter Association, will talk about OHA's involvement on current legislative issues that relate to hunters and hunting at a state and regional level. The meeting is at Sizzler Steak House, 1010 Postal Way in Springfield on April 10. The social hour begins at 6:30 p.m., and the general meeting is at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend.


Rivers and streams: The week starting April 7, the Alton Baker Canoe Canal will receive 1,400 legal and 400 larger trout.

Lakes and ponds: Cottage Grove Lake will receive 3,000 legal trout this week. At Creswell Pond, 1,500 trout will be stocked. The week of April 7, Cottage Grove Pond will get 2,000 legal trout, Dexter Lake will get 2,900 legal trout and Junction City Pond will get 975 total trout, a mix of legal, larger and trophy sizes.

Marine zone: Just off Highway 101 north of North Bend, Saunders Lake will receive 3,000 legal trout this week, and Loon Lake will get 1,500 legals.


What to watch for: What exactly is alongside the trail at Mount Pisgah Arboretum? Find out Sunday at a walk hosted by botanist Dave Wagner from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., where you can find out more about Pisgah's abundant plant life. Cost is $5 for non-Arboretum members.

- From ODFW and Register-Guard reports


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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: 35 miles to McKenzie View, for 35 miles. Meet at 9 a.m., Alton Baker Park. Info: 541-342-7649.


GEARs: 20 miles, breakfast ride beginning at 9 a.m. at Keystone Cafe, 395 W. Fifth Ave. Info: 541-933-5542.

GEARs: 40 miles, meet at 9 a.m., Alton Baker Park. Info: 541-998-8420


GEARs: 58 miles on Cox Butte Road. Meet at 9 a.m., Alton Baker Park. Info: 541-484-9398.



Obsidians: Nine miles with 1,200 feet of elevation gain at Upper North Fork, led by Tom Musselwhite. Sign up only online at for all Obsidians outings.


Obsidians: One mile with 200 feet of elevation gain at Skinner Butte, led by Margaret Essenberg.



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


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.


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.


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

Mossback Volkssport Club: Meet at 8 a.m. at the Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 West C St. in Springfield. Carpool to Portland to walk the Tryon Creek State Park during their annual Trillium Festival. Choose to do a 10 km or a 5 km route, rated moderately easy, as you hike on forest trails past abundant trilliums. An additional 10 km is offered entirely on bike trails and is rated easy. For more details, see or call 541-726-7169.


Mount Pisgah: Walk around the arboretum's "world of plants" with botanist Dave Wagner from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $5. Arboretum members free.

Trail running


Obsidians: 3 miles at Mount Pisgah, with 1,000 feet of elevation gain. Led by Dave Beardsley.
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