Out and About: Free skate-ski clinic planned in Sawtooths on Saturday

STATESMAN STAFFFebruary 5, 2014 

The Sawtooth Society will host a free skate skiing clinic at the Park Creek Nordic trails, 7 miles west of Stanley off Idaho 21, on Saturday, Feb. 8. It will start with a beginner skate skiing lesson from 10 a.m. to noon for those who have never skate skied before. Intermediate and advanced skiers can hone their skills with a session from 1 to 3 p.m. Rentals will be available for $10. For details, contact Kelly Conde at kelly@sawtoothsociety.org or 994-1654.

Learn about big predators at Foothills Learning Center on Saturday

Children and adults can take part in a free program on the predators Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road (up the road to Hulls Gulch). It’s a drop-in program from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. that will feature the habits and habitats of bears and mountain lions. Participants will get to see skulls and pelts from the animals. Craig White, regional wildlife manager for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, will talk about where the animals live, what they eat, who eats them and other curious facts at two presentations at 10:30 a.m. and noon. For directions and details, go to bee.cityofboise.org or call 493-2530.

Firearm safety and other programs set Feb. 8-9 at Cabela’s

Cabela’s and the National Rifle Association will present free programs Saturday and Sunday at the Boise store, 8109 W. Franklin Road. Highlights are: Basic Reloading, noon Saturday; Choosing the Right Varmint Hunting Rifle, 11 a.m. Sunday; Firearm Maintenance and Cleaning, 2 p.m. Sunday; Non-Lethal Self-Defense, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; and Kids BB Gun Range (weather permitting). For a schedule, call 672- 7900 or go to Cabelas.com/boise.

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