Calendar of events

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Fall foliage begins to overtake the remnants of summer.  Courtesy Andy Hall

Fall foliage begins to overtake the remnants of summer.
Courtesy Andy Hall

Sept. 2
Alaska Dirt Divas ride
6:30 p.m., Far North Bicentennial Park/Campbell Tract; Abbott Loop
Join the Alaska Dirt Divas, an all-female mountain biking group, for a ride at Far North Bicentennial Park/Campbell Tract. This will be a ride on a mix of wider gravel trails and singletrack. Don’t forget your bear bells. Dirt Divas welcomes new riders to join for a ride or two to see if they are the right group for you. Other, nonpublicized members-only rides also are scheduled. Helmets required. (alaskadirtdivas.blogspot.com)

Sept. 5
Wild Teas
2 p.m., Eagle River Nature CenterCome and try some delicious teas brewed from rosehips, berries and such “weeds” as pineapple weed, yarrow and stinging nettles. Naturalist Ute Olsson introduces you to tea-making and identifying edible plants.The event is free, but parking is $5 for nonmembers (ernc.org).

Sept. 5
Moose Madness
Noon- 4 p.m., The Alaska Zoo
Join the Alaska Zoo and its resident moose for a day of fun and engaging
activities focused on this icon of the Far North. Visitors will get an up-close look at Alaska’s antlered friends. Features a scavenger hunt, moose storytime, and a moose spitting and calling contest. For more details, contact dlearning@alaskazoo,org or (907) 314-6462.(alaskazoo.org).

Sept. 6
Guided Hike on the Dew Mound Trail
10 a.m., Eagle River Nature Center
Join volunteer Beth Baker on six-mile round trip hike to beautiful Dew Mound Lake. Bring daypack with water, snack and rain gear. Limited to the first 12 participants (age 18 or older) registered at 694-2108.
The event is free, but parking is $5 for nonmembers (ernc.org).

Sept. 9
Alaska Dirt Divas ride
6:30 p.m., Kincaid Park, stadium parking lot
Join the Alaska Dirt Divas, an all-female mountain biking group, for a ride at Kincaid Park. Ride a variety of flowy singletracks through the park. Dirt Divas welcomes new riders to join for a ride or two to see if they are the right group for you. Other, nonpublicized members-only rides also are scheduled. Helmets required. (alaskadirtdivas.blogspot.com)

Sept. 12
Homer End-of-the-Road with Alaska Randonneurs
These long-distance, unsupported, noncompetitive, endurance cycling events are held throughout the summer. The Homer End-of-the-Road event is a 100K or 200K ride. New members welcome. Visit alaskarandonneurs.org/schedule2015-schedule/.

Sept. 13
Insects in the Winter
2 p.m., Eagle River Nature Center
How do insects survive winter? Jessie Moan will discuss overwintering strategies and take you on a one-mile walk to find out what’s “buzzing” and what’s tucking in for winter. The event is free, but parking is $5 for nonmembers (ernc.org).

Sept. 16
Alaska Dirt Divas ride
6:30 p.m., Far North Bicentennial Park; Campbell Tract; Abbott Loop
Join the Alaska Dirt Divas, an all-female mountain biking group, for a ride at Far North Bicentennial Park. Ride on a mix of wider gravel trails and singletrack and remember the bear bells. Dirt Divas welcomes new riders to join for a ride or two to see if they are the right group for you. Other, nonpublicized members-only rides also are scheduled. Helmets required. (alaskadirtdivas.blogspot.com)

Sept. 19
Nature Photography Workshop
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Eagle River Nature Center
Learn more about your digital camera and outdoor photography in this all-day intensive workshop. After a brief classroom introduction, you will head out on the trails to sharpen your skills with the Nature Center’s Artist-in-Residence, Colin Tyler Bogucki, colintyler.com, who has been photographing for publications for nearly 20 years. Attendees must provide their own camera gear (digital SLR only) and be prepared to hike five miles throughout the day. Cost is $95; limited to 10 people registered at 694-2108. Parking is $5 for nonmembers (ernc.org).

Sept. 20
Alaskan Stories
2 p.m., Eagle River Nature Center
Join us “out back” to listen to storyteller Linda Benson’s tales of Alaskan adventurers. Program will be held indoors if there is inclement weather.
The event is free, but parking is $5 for nonmembers (ernc.org).

Sept. 23
Alaska Dirt Divas ride
6:30 p.m., Far North Bicentennial Park/Campbell Tract; Abbott Loop
Join the Alaska Dirt Divas, an all-female mountain biking group, for a ride at the Kincaid Park. Ride on a mix of wider gravel trails and singletrack and remember the bear bells. Dirt Divas welcomes new riders to join for a ride or two to see if they are the right group for you. Other, nonpublicized members-only rides also are scheduled. Helmets required. (alaskadirtdivas.blogspot.com)

Sept. 26
Palmer Backroads Randonneurs event
These long-distance, unsupported, noncompetitive, endurance cycling events are held throughout the summer. The Palmer event is a 100K or 200K ride. New members welcome. Visit alaskarandonneurs.org/schedule2015-schedule/.

Sept. 26
The Crow Family
2 p.m., Eagle River Nature Center
Biologist Lisa Pajot, a volunteer with the Bird Treatment and Learning Center, will bring two live education birds: a crow and a magpie. Learn about corvids, the crow family, as well as Bird TLC’s work rescuing birds.
The event is free, but parking is $5 for nonmembers (ernc.org).

Sept. 27
Family Friendly Guided Walk
2 p.m., Eagle River Nature Center
Join us for a leisurely paced hike of approximately 2-3 miles. Bring water and snacks. Jogging strollers are welcome. Limited to 12 people registered at 694-2108. The event is free, but parking is $5 for nonmembers (ernc.org).

Sept. 30
Alaska Dirt Divas ride
6 p.m., Kincaid Park; Jodhpur Trailhead
Join the Alaska Dirt Divas, an all-female mountain biking group, for a ride at the Kincaid Park. Enjoy the fall colors while you ride the flowy singletracks. Dirt Divas welcomes new riders to join for a ride or two to see if they are the right group for you. Other, nonpublicized members-only rides also are scheduled. Helmets required. (alaskadirtdivas.blogspot.com)

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