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

 

Local Tennessee Ornithological Society meeting: Thursday, 7 p.m., Ascension Lutheran Church, 720 S. Germantown Road. Contact David Stone at rockyturf@epbfi.com or 413-7033.

Soddy-Daisy chapter of Tennessee Trails Association hikes: Saturday, 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 John Politte at 304-8327); Tuesday, 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); March 21, Denny Cove & Climbers Loop trails, 2 moderate hikes totaling 5 miles (meet at 8:30 a.m. at Durham Street lot; call Tom McElhone at 805-208-4654); March 24, Brush Creek Trail in Ocoee area, easy 5-6 miles (meet at 8:30 a.m. at Ooltewah Food City or 9:15 a.m. at trailhead, or by committing in advance at 8 a.m. at Hixson Target; call Bob McGavock at 667-2960).

Ducks Unlimited Great Outdoors Festival: Saturday, 11 a.m., Covey Creek Farm, Cloud Springs Road; Greenwing (ages 11-under) event; free. Pre-register at www.ducksystem.com.

Cumberland Trail hiking series: Sunday, 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: Monday, 6-7 p.m., Outdoor Chattanooga, Coolidge Park; for recreational cyclists.

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.

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

 

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