A weekly list of upcoming outdoors events in the Chattanooga area; to submit an event, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Soddy-Daisy chapter of Tennessee Trails Association hikes: Saturday, Prater Place Trail, moderate 5.8 miles (meet at 8:30 a.m. at ballfields parking lot on Durham Street in Soddy-Daisy; call Tom McElhone at 805-208-4654); Tuesday, Laurel-Snow Trail to Laurel Falls, moderate 6.1 miles (meet at 8:30 a.m. at Durham Street lot; call McElhone); March 7, Flipper Bend, moderately strenuous 9.3 miles (meet at 8:30 a.m. at Soddy-Daisy Walmart parking lot, just north of the gas pumps; call John Politte at 304-8327); March 10, Harrison Bay State Park (call Nancy Allen at 987-0941); March 14, Millennium and Merritt Ridge Loop at Edgar Evans State Park, with TTA Highland Rim group, moderate 8 miles, steep in places (meet at 7:30 a.m. at Durham Street lot; call Politte).
Chattanooga Grotto Club meeting: Monday, 7-8:30 p.m., Outdoor Chattanooga, Coolidge Park; promotes caving adventures; free, open to public.
Chattanooga Ski Club meeting: Tuesday, 7 p.m., Enclave subdivision clubhouse, 950 Channel View Lane; reports from the ongoing winter ski race season at resorts in North Carolina & West Virginia as well as snow ski/board trips to Snowmass, Colo.; Salt Lake City & Banff, Canada; discussion also of upcoming trip to St. Moritz, Switzerland, & spring Virginia Creeper Bike Ride. See www.chattanooga skiclub.org.
Adult archery — aim your game: Wednesdays in March, 2:30-3:30 p.m., indoors at Outdoor Chattanooga, Coolidge Park; ages 30-older, free, no experience or reservations necessary; Genesis compound bows provided; arrive on time to allow for dividing into teams. For more information call 643-6888.
Try Archery: Wednesdays in 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.
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 email@example.com or call 643-6888.
Local Tennessee Ornithological Society meeting: March 12, 7 p.m., Ascension Lutheran Church, 720 S. Germantown Road. Contact David Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-7033.
Ducks Unlimited Great Outdoors Festival: March 14, 11 a.m., Covey Creek Farm, Cloud Springs Road; Greenwing (ages 11-under) event; free. Pre-register at wwws.ducksystem.com.
Cumberland Trail hiking series: March 15, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; & 3-6 p.m., rescheduled Feb. 9 hike; guided, moderately strenuous 4-6 miles, 1 way (shuttle provided); free but advance registration required through email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 423-757-6291.