Outdoors

Don’t miss

1 Waterfowl University

Participants will learn strategy and tactics for waterfowl hunting in the field and over water; get tips on scouting birds, hiding your blind, setting up decoys for different situations, calling techniques for different species; taught by Zink pro staff members; noon Sunday (Sept. 14), Cabela’s, 1600 Gateway Blvd. NE, Lacey; free, 360-252-3500.


2 Intro to road cycling

Join Michelle Kautzmann and Jenny Mercer on this weekly ride to learn some practical road cycling skills and to practice them on the road; every Monday through Sept. 30; starts with skills training at 5:30 p.m., with a ride at 6 p.m. Monday; Joy Ride Bikes, 1225 Ruddell Road SE, Lacey; for more information, call 360-480-0196.


3 Cleanup the coast

Volunteers are needed to help clean debris off beaches from the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Cape Disappointment; part of International Coastal Cleanup and coordinated by Washington CoastSavers; volunteers will not need a Discover Pass to enter state parks to clean beaches; Saturday; sign up for a beach at coastsavers.org.


4 Donkey Creek Chum Festival

Join this celebration as salmon return to local waters; the event includes touch tanks, on-water races, children’s activities, salmon maze, information booths, food and entertainment; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; 4121 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor; cityofgigharbor.net.

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