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OBSIDIANS OBSERVE 75th ANNIVERSARY: The Obsidians, Eugene's oldest outdoor recreation club, will hold an open house Sunday as part of the group's 75th anniversary celebration. Tours, live music, a short trail hike on the four-acre club grounds and presentations on wildflower identification and the history of the lodge are among the scheduled activities. Refreshments will be served. Also, learn about the hikes, climbs, cross-country ski trips and bus trips the club has planned. Open house hours are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The lodge is located at the south end of Spring Boulevard; it can be reached by going to Laurelwood Golf Course at 27th and Columbia streets, then taking 27th east to Spring Boulevard. Turn right on Spring and follow it until it comes to a "T" and turn left. Look for the sign marking the entrance to the clubhouse parking lot on the right.

WALK ON THE WILD SIDE: The nonprofit educational organization Nearby Nature will hold its third annual "Walk on the Wild Side" fund-raiser May 11 at Alton Baker Park in Eugene. Starting at the picnic shelter, participants stroll through the park along a special mile-long route, stopping at eight nature activity stations along the way. The stations feature everything from bug-catching and nest-building (popular with kids) to wildflower identification, birdwatching, storytelling, nature crafts, restoration projects and more. Admission is $5 per person ($1 off for preregistration), and anyone who turns in at least $25 worth of collected pledges from people willing to sponsor their walk on the wild side is admitted free. Proceeds from the event support Nearby Nature's education and restoration work, as well as the development of a nature center in Alton Baker Park. For details, registration materials or pledge forms, call Nearby Nature at 687-9699 or go to the Web site: www.nearbynature.org.

IT'S CLIMBING TIME AGAIN: The University of Oregon Outdoor Program is turning its focus to climbing this month, with separate clinics or programs on rock, mountain and tree climbing. A four-hour techniques clinic for beginning and intermediate rock climbers will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Skinner's Butte columns. On Wednesday, mountain climber Greg Mortenson will present a free program entitled "Beyond K2," in Room 100 of Willamette Hall on the UO campus. Mortenson was part of an expedition that put two members on the summit of K2 in 1993 and has since worked to establish health, conservation and education programs for the ethnic Balti people of the K2 region. Finally, on May 10-11, a Tree Climbing Clinic will be conducted by Viola Brumbaugh of New Tribe. Space in both climbing clinics is limited, and preregistration at the Outdoor Program office in the Erb Memorial Union is required. Cost to the general public is $5 for the rock climbing clinic, $10 for the tree climbing clinic. Call 346-4365 for details on any of the events.

SAIL A SANTANA: Santana Fleet 19 will hold a beginning race clinic May 11 at the Eugene Yacht Club on Fern Ridge Lake. The six-hour clinic is for sailors looking to improve their skills while making contact with skippers who may be looking for crew members. Chalk talk covers race procedures and what's involved in crewing aboard the Santana, a class of 20-foot keelboat. On-water practice session covers crew positions and possible spinnaker handling while participating in a few races. Cost of the clinic is $30. Register through the River House Outdoor Program, 682-5329.

END NEARS FOR CHINOOK SEASON: After closing it Monday, Oregon and Washington fishery managers announced Tuesday that they will reopen the Columbia River downstream of Bonneville Dam on Sunday for four more days of spring chinook salmon fishing. A surge of salmon passing Bonneville Dam allowed biologists to upgrade their estimate of the run size, and thus the allowable harvest. They now expect 293,000 salmon, about halfway between the preseason estimate of 334,000 and the revised projection of 238,000 that led to Monday's closure.
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Date:May 2, 2002
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