May calendar of events

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MAY 11
Score-O Meet
6:30-7:30 p.m., APU Moseley Sports Center
This mass start meet is organized by meet director Trond Jensen. Go to oalaska.org for details.

MAY 13
Guided Walk With Preschoolers
11 a.m., Eagle River Nature Center
Join us on Fridays for a short walk to explore nature at the pace of a preschooler. Bring a snack or lunch for afterwards. For safety reasons, the center’s policy is that each adult may not have more than two children under the age of 6 on an outdoor program. No registration is needed; check in at the front desk to sign in. Free, but parking is $5 for nonmembers. (ernc.org)

MAY 14
Guided Hike to Dew Lake, With Dessert
11 a.m., Eagle River Nature Center
Join volunteers Stacy Flagg and Colin Tyler Bogucki for a six-mile round-trip hike to scenic Dew Lake. The trail is fairly level with a total elevation gain of about 900 feet. Bring backpack with wind/rain shell, water and lunch/snack – dessert will be provided. Limited to the first 12 people (ages 18 and older) registered at 694-2108. Free, but parking is $5 for nonmembers. (ernc.org)

MAY 15
Guided Morning Bird Walk
8:30 a.m., Eagle River Nature Center
No matter if you’re a beginner or an avid birder, it’s fun to get out and look and listen for the birds of spring. Join Jamin Taylor on a one- to three-mile walk around the Rodak and Albert Loop trails (Note: We have loaner binoculars if you need to borrow some). Limited to the first 15 people (ages 18 and older) who register at 694-2108. Free, but parking is $5 for nonmembers. (ernc.org)

MAY 17
Mountaineering Club presentation
6:30-8:45 p.m., BP Exploration Center, 900 E. Benson Blvd.
Robert Sheldon will present on the Sheldon Mountain House, which is located on the Ruth Glacier in the Alaska Range. This event is free and open to the public, so feel free to invite nonmembers. For more details on the club, go to mtnclubak.org.

MAY 18
Storck-O Meet
5-9 p.m., Storck Park, at Clarks Road
This meet starts from 5 to 7 p.m., and you must be done by 9 p.m. It is a traditional meet with white, yellow, orange, green and red courses. Meet director is Trond Flagstad. Go to oalaska.org for details.

MAY 20
Guided Walk With Preschoolers
11 a.m., Eagle River Nature Center
Join us on Fridays for a short walk to explore nature at the pace of a preschooler. Bring a snack or lunch for afterwards. For safety reasons, the center’s policy is that each adult may not have more than two children under the age of 6 on an outdoor program. No registration is needed; check in at the front desk to sign in. Free, but parking is $5 for nonmembers. (ernc.org)

MAY 20
Members Only Special Event: Trail Maintenance Facility Dedication Ceremony
4 p.m., Eagle River Nature Center
The Nature Center finally has a warm garage for our trail crew to work in. Join them to celebrate and honor everyone who’s helped make it happen: The Rasmuson Foundation, The Foraker Group, the State of Alaska, Rep. Lora Reinbold, Kuchar Construction, Kumin Architects, and all the individual donors. Appetizers and beverages will be served. Call 694 -2108 or email info@ernc.org to R.S.V.P.

MAY 21
Denali Randonneurs Chugiak-Palmer-Eagle River 200K and 300K
7 a.m., registration due May 18, Fred Meyer, Eagle River
Join Denali Randonneurs as it brings back its old favorite, the Eagle River-Palmer-Eagle River brevet. Choose from 200K or 300K.  Check in is between 6 a.m. and 6:45 a.m. (www.denalirandonneurs.org)

MAY 21-22
Master Naturalist: Alaska Plants
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Eagle River Nature Center
The Alaska Master Naturalist Program offers courses throughout the summer for those hoping to expand their expertise. Day 1 of this program is Alaska Native plants and forest ecology and Day 2 is medicinal plants and traditional uses. For cost and registration, go to http://www.ernc.org/documents/Spring2016MNfinal.pdf

MAY 21
Junior Naturalist Program: Kids Planting Trees
2 p.m., Eagle River Nature Center
The Nature Center staff will teach kids the basics of planting and caring for trees and bushes. Afterwards each child will get a seedling to plant, stake and water in the area behind the new trail maintenance building. This will eventually help screen the building from the Rodak Nature Trail. Kids will measure the seedling’s height of their tree, and we will take a photo of them with “their” tree, so they can follow its progress on the Nature Center website. Limited to 10 children who register at 694-2108. Free, but parking is $5 for nonmembers. (ernc.org)

MAY 22
Early Greens
2 p.m., Eagle River Nature Center
Join naturalist Ute Olsson for a talk and one-mile mile walk to discover what’s growing, and learn what’s edible and what is not. The program is free, but parking is $5 for nonmembers. (ernc.org)

MAY 25
Follett-O Meet
5-9 p.m., Far North Bicentennial Park
This meet starts from 5 to 7 p.m., and you must be done by 9 p.m. It is a traditional meet with white, yellow, orange, green and red courses. Meet director is Eric Follett. Go to oalaska.org for details.

MAY 27
Guided Walk With Preschoolers
11 a.m., Eagle River Nature Center
Join us on Fridays for a short walk to explore nature at the pace of a preschooler. Bring a snack or lunch for afterwards. For safety reasons, the center’s policy is that each adult may not have more than two children under the age of 6 on an outdoor program. No registration is needed; check in at the front desk to sign in. Free, but parking is $5 for nonmembers. (ernc.org)

MAY 28
Denali Park Road 200K and 300K
6 a.m. start at a location to be decided.
A pair of Denali Park Road out-and-backs, both of which include massive climbing and no on-course services is set for May 28. This is a gravel route, so plan accordingly. Choose from 200K or 300K.  Check in is between 5 a.m. and 5:45 a.m. For details, go to www.denalirandonneurs.org.

MAY 28
Moose and Bear Safety for Families
2 p.m., Eagle River Nature Center
Alaskans are lucky to share the outdoors with wild animals, but we also need to be cautious. Learn to stay safe by becoming “Moose Aware” and “Bear Aware.” One of the Nature Center’s naturalists will teach families with children how to safely recreate in Alaska.

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