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A weekly list of upcoming outdoors events in the Chattanooga area; to submit an event, write to sports@timesfreepress.com.

Soddy-Daisy chapter of Tennessee Trails Association hikes: Saturday, Bird Mountain Trail in Frozen Head State Park, difficult 7.1-mile loop (meet at 8:30 a.m. at ballfields parking lot on Durham Street in Soddy-Daisy; call John Politte at 423-304-8327); Tuesday, Chickamauga Battlefield, led by park historian Jim Ogden with commentary about the Civil War battle there (meet at 8:30 a.m. at lower lot at park's visitors center; call 423-332-6517); Feb. 29, Prater Place Trail, moderate 5.8 miles (meet at 8:30 a.m. at Durham Street lot; call Tom McElhone at 805-208-4654); March 3, Laurel-Snow Trail to Laurel Falls, moderate 6.1 miles (meet at 8:30 a.m. at Durham Street lot; call McElhone).

Adult archery — aim your game: Wednesdays in February & March, 2:30-3:30 p.m., indoors at Outdoor Chattanooga, Coolidge Park; ages 30-older, free, no experience or reservations necessary; Compound bows provided; arrive on time to allow for dividing into teams. For more information call 643-6888.

Try Archery: Wednesdays in February & March, 3:30-6 p.m., indoors at Outdoor Chattanooga, Coolidge Park; ages 5-up, free, no experience or reservations necessary; first come, first shoot. For more information call 643-6888.

Chattanooga Grotto Club meeting: March 2, 7-8:30 p.m., Outdoor Chattanooga, Coolidge Park; promotes caving adventures; free, open to public.

Chattanooga Ski Club meeting: March 3, 7 p.m., Enclave subdivision clubhouse, 950 Channel View Lane. See chattanoogaskiclub.org.

Rapid Learning intro to kayak & skills practice: March 10 & April 21, 7-9 p.m., Hulsey Wellness Center at Southern Adventist University; $2 cash for pool use; family-friendly for ages 8-up; $75 for individual year's membership, $125 for family; first-timers free; equipment provided, reservations not required. Email info@outdoorchattanooga.com or call 643-6888.

Ducks Unlimited Great Outdoors Festival: March 14, 11 a.m., Covey Creek Farm, Cloud Springs Road; Greenwing (ages 11-under) event; free. Pre-register online here.

Cumberland Trail hiking series: March 15, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; guided, moderately strenuous 4-6 miles, 1 way (shuttle provided); free but advance registration required through info@outdoorchattanooga.com or 643-6888.

Chattanooga Bicycle Club meeting: March 16, 6-7 p.m., Outdoor Chattanooga, Coolidge Park; for recreational cyclists.

Compiled by Ron Bush. Contact him at rbush@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6291.

 

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