Outdoor Event Calendar 1/23/033


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January 23, 2003

Detroit Free Press

A weekday television show on adventure sports will debut Monday on Fox Sports Net. Called "54321," the show will air at 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, covering such sports as snowboarding, surfing, skateboarding, wakeboarding, BMX and freestyle motocross. The show will include news, event highlights and analysis, with looks at the adventure sports culture. Replays will be shown each evening.



Check DNR guides for rules, open areas:

Canada goose: Through Feb. 2 in southern Michigan units.

Rabbit: Through March 31.


Michigan Camper, Travel & TV Show: Through Sunday, Silverdome. Schedule: 3-9:30 p.m. today and Friday; 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $7 adults, $3 ages 6-14. 616-447-2860.

Night cross-country skiing: Friday, 6:30 p.m., Huron Hills cross-country ski center, 3465 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor. Fee: $3.75. 734-971-6840.

Moonlight snowshoeing: Friday and Jan. 31, 7 p.m., Ludington State Park. Two-hour guided hikes, starting at trail shelter building. Bring flashlight. Free. A limited number of snowshoes are available for loan. To reserve a pair, call 231-843-8671, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays.

How to make snowshoes workshop: Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Michigan Forest Visitor Center, Hartwick Pines State Park near Grayling. Cost: $140; includes materials. Call Chris Kline, 989-344-1343.

Cross-country skiing by lantern: Saturday and Feb. 8, 5-9 p.m., Hartwick Pines State Park near Grayling. 989-348-2537.

Hunter safety class for women: Saturday-Sunday, Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center, Mitchell State Park, Cadillac. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. Minimum age: 18. Free, but registration required. Call Rick Torres, 231-779-1321.

Lake sturgeon lecture: Saturday, 11 a.m., Gillette San Dune Visitor Center, P.J. Hoffmaster State Park near Muskegon. Speaker: Michigan State graduate student Pat DeHaan. Free. 231-798-3573.

Winter botany program: Three straight Saturdays starting this week, 9 a.m., University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor. Field trips, including hikes, to nature areas. Fee: $90. Also: winter nature hikes on Wednesdays through Feb. 12, 9 a.m. Fee: $75. 734-998-7061.

Hikes: Sunday, 12:45 p.m. -- Stony Creek Metropark Nature Center, Shelby Township in Macomb County; Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. -- Nankin Mills Interpretive Center, Westland. Feb. 2, 1 p.m., Fairlane Nature Preserve, Dearborn. Sponsored by Michigan council of Hostelling International. 248-545-0511.

Michigan Boat, Sport and Fishing Show: Wednesday through Feb. 2, Ford Field. Schedule: 3-9:30 p.m. Wednesday through Jan. 31; 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Feb. 1; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 2. Tickets: $7.50 adults, $3.50 ages 6-12. 616-447-2860.

Sporting flies competition: Feb. 1, 11 a.m., Southfield Civic Center, 26000 Evergreen Road. Individual, youth, four-person team and two-person club competition. Casting clinic at 11:30 a.m. Admission: $5 adults, 14-under free. Contest fees: $5 per adults, $200 per team, $100 per club, with $3,000 as top team prize. 313-393-7543 or go to www.paulyoungtu.org.

Porcupine Mountains ski marathon: Feb. 1, 9 a.m., Winter Sports Area Chalet, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in western Upper Peninsula. Cross-country skiing races of 21K and 42K, classic style. Fee: $50 by Friday, $60 after that; high school students $30. 877-456-6443 or 906-885-5275.

Boating, seamanship course: Tuesdays, 7:30-9 p.m., Feb. 4 through April 1, Assumption Greek Cultural Center, 21800 Marter Road, St. Clair Shores. Registration: 7 p.m. Feb. 4. Fee: $25; $15 for additional family members. Sponsored by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. 313-215-6622.

Sailboat chartering presentation: Feb. 6, 7:45 p.m., 120 Dennison, Ann Arbor. Sponsored by University of Michigan Sailing Club. Free. 734-426-4299 or go to www.umich.edu/~umsc/.

Fly fishing in Belize seminar: Feb. 8, 11 a.m., Orvis store, 29500 Woodward, Royal Oak. Speaker: guide Chuck Hawkins. Free. 248-542-5700.

Birds of prey program: Feb. 8, 7-9 p.m., Leslie Science Center, 1381 Traver Road, Ann Arbor. Fee: $6, or $25 per family. Adults must accompany children. 734-997-1553.

Detroit Boat Show: Feb. 8-16, Cobo Hall. Schedule: noon-10 p.m. Saturdays and Feb. 12; noon-6 p.m. Sundays; 3-10 p.m. Feb. 10-11, 13-14. Tickets: $10 adults, under-12 free with an adult; 62-over free on Feb. 10. 800-224-3008.

Fly-tying for women: Feb. 14-16, Twin Pine Lodge east of Grayling. For intermediate-level skills. Cost: $210; includes lodging and most meals. 517-241-2225.

Northern winter botany program: Feb. 21-23, University of Michigan Biological Station, Mackinaw City. Plant identification and hikes. Fee: $195. 734-998-7061.

Winter weekend for women: Feb. 21-23, Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp, Crystal Falls in western Upper Peninsula. Includes instruction in cross-country skiing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, ice fishing, archery and fly tying. Cost: $145, including food and lodging. Ann Wilson or Sharon Pitz, 906-228-6561, or e-mail wilsoann@michigan.gov or pitzs@michigan.gov.

Fly fishing school: June 6-8, Ranch Rudolf, Boardman River near Traverse City. Sponsored by Trout Unlimited. Fee: $250; $350 with meals and lodging. 989-348-1390 or write: Ron Joyce, 1540 Bow Bend Trail, Grayling, Mich. 49738.

Send notice of your event to Outdoors Calendar, Free Press Sports, 600 W. Fort, Detroit 48226, fax 313-222-5983, or e-mail davis@freepress.com.

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