Outdoors

Don’t miss

1 Bike maintenance class

Staff from this custom frame manufacturer lead weekly classes on bicycle repair and maintenance. 7-8 p.m. Monday. Stevenson Custom Bicycles, 3800 Lorne St. SE, Tumwater. Free for CBC members. 360-402-2234 or stevensoncustombikes@gmail.com.


2 Walk the refuge

Join noted local birder Phil Kelley on this weekly walk through the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. The walk covers about 4 miles. Bring good walking shoes, rain gear, water, snacks and a spotting scope if you have one. 8 a.m.-noon Wednesday; meet at the visitor center pond overlook. The refuge is off Interstate 5 at Exit 114. Free, but there is a $3 refuge entrance fee. For information, contact Kelley at 360-459-1499 or scrubjay323@aol.com.


3 Thanksgiving at Rainier

Enjoy a Thanksgiving Day buffet amid the outdoors at Mount Rainier National Park; menu includes all the traditional entrees and desserts. Noon-6 p.m. Thursday; National Park Inn, Longmire. $20.95 for adults and $13.50 for children 10 and younger. Reservations required; call 360-569-2411.


4 Work on a trail

If you are looking for something to do on Black Friday, you can help the Washington Trails Association work on the Mount Walker Trail. Volunteers will improve the trail’s tread, remove brush and do other work. 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday; meet at the Quilcene ranger station. Free; to sign up, go to wta.org.

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