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

Bassmaster Classic & Outdoors Expo: Friday-Sunday, Guntersville and Birmingham, Alabama; B.A.S.S. national championship; expo hours at Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex noon-7 p.m. CST Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. CST Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. CDT Sunday.

Soddy-Daisy chapter of Tennessee Trails Association hikes: Saturday, 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); Tuesday, Harrison Bay State Park (call Nancy Allen at 987-0941); March 14, from and to Back Valley Road trailhead via Big Soddy Creek & Cumberland Trail, strenuous 10.1 miles (meet at 8:30 a.m. at ballfields parking lot on Durham Street in Soddy-Daisy; call Politte); March 17, Sewanee Perimeter Trail, Forestry Cabin/Dotson Point loop segment, easy 4.5 miles (meet at 8:30 a.m. at parking lot behind La Quinta Inn just off I-24 exit 175; email sewmarti@aol.com or call or text Roy or Marti Owensby at 423-309-0579).

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.

Rapid Learning intro to kayak & skills practice: Tuesday & 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.

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.

Local Tennessee Ornithological Society meeting: March 12, 7 p.m., Ascension Lutheran Church, 720 S. Germantown Road. Contact David Stone at rockyturf@epbfi.com 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 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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