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Superior Trap & Gun Club winter league at 11 a.m. today. Doubles and 16-yard shooting will take place every other Sunday beginning at 11 a.m.

River Talks, science talks about the estuary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Clyde Iron Works restaurant, 2920 W. Michigan St. Topic: Wild rice with Thomas Howes, a natural resources program manager with the Fond du Lac Tribe of Lake Superior Chippewa. Go to

Carlton County Master Gardeners “From Sap to Syrup, Techniques for Starting or Improving Your Home Maple Syruping,” 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Carlton County Transportation Building, 1630 County Road 61, Carlton. Presenters: Joanne and John Rosberg. Cost: $5 at door. Call (218) 384-3511.

Hartley Nature Center summer day camps online registration begins 8 a.m. Wednesday. Camps are offered for ages 4-12 and run from June 16 through Aug. 22. Call (218) 724-6735 or go to for a copy of the camp brochure.

Northwest Sportshow, Wednesday through March 30, Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 Second Ave. S., Minneapolis. Hours: 1-9 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $11 for ages 16 and older, free for ages 15 and younger with $8 for seniors ages 62 and older on Thursday only. Go to

Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center, 7328 Boulder Dam Road, offers these events. Call (218) 721-3731, email or go to

* Wood and canvas canoe-building workshop, Thursday through April 3

* Minnesota Forest Health Update: What’s in Your Woods and What’s Coming webinar, April 22

* Inuit kayak paddle-making workshop, April 23 and April 26

* Bent shaft paddle-making workshop, May 2 and May 5

* Boulder Birding Big Day, May 10

* Minnesota Phenology: Monitoring Seasonal Changes webinar, May 28

21st annual Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet, 5 p.m. Thursday, The Dry Dock, 2820 Midway Road. Tickets: $60 for single, $25 for spouse meal, $20 for youth. Call Jeff at (320) 295-2482 or Mike at (218) 391-4003 or go to

Wild Women Adventure series, 7-8 p.m. Thursday, at The Spot, 116 N. 14th Ave. E., Ashland. Speaker: Northland College Assistant Professor of Outdoor Education Elizabeth Andre on “Dogsledding Baffin Island.” Call (715) 292-6556 or go to

International Falls Outdoor Expo, 4-8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Evangelical Covenant Church, three blocks east of McDonald’s on 17th Street and First Avenue East in International Falls. Donation of nonperishable food items or monetary donation. Call Tom at (218) 283-9985 or go to

Douglas County Fish & Game League 2014 Sports Show, 5-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 30, Wessman Arena, UWS. Features seminars, live fish pond, youth archery, laser shot, crossbow intro and cowboy action shooting featuring the Black River Bandits. Tickets: $7, free for ages 12 and younger. Free parking. Go to for schedule of seminars.

Hartley Nature Center offers The Basics of Botany, 3001 Woodland Ave. Cost: $20 per session, $15 per session for members. Call (218) 724-6735 for required registration.

* Saturday: Botany Basics

* April 5: Plant ID

* April 12: Plant Hike

Crex Meadows Wildlife Area, 102 E. Crex Ave., Grantsburg, offers these events. Call (715) 463-2739 or go to

* Maple Syrupin’ Workshop, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Free. Pre-registration is required.

* Explore Bowhunting Workshop, ages 11-17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 7. Registration required by May 23. Free.

Voyageurs National Park ranger-led interactive programs, for ages 5 and older, 6:30-7:30 p.m., International Falls Public Library. Go to for more information.

* April 1: “Wetland Building Blocks” with park ranger Lisa Maass

* April 8: “We Have to Fly North Again?” with park ranger Chris Amidon

* April 15: “Animals Adapt” with park ranger Justin Olson

* April 22: “Celebrate National Park Week with the Caterpillar Crawl” with park ranger Lisa Maass

Duluth Parks and Recreation annual meeting offers “An Evening with Sam Cook,” 6 p.m. April 2, Spirit Mountain Grand Avenue Chalet, 8551 Grand Ave. Free. Call (218) 730-4300.

Learn to hunt turkeys, for ages 18 and older, 5-9 p.m. April 3 classroom and range session April 5-6, Crex Meadows. Free. Registration deadline: Thursday. Call (715) 463-2739 or email to register or become a mentor.

“Rising from the Ashes,” an award-winning feature-length documentary about Team Rwanda, the country’s national cycling team, premiers at 7 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. April 9, Zinema 2, 222 E. Superior St. Tickets: $10 in advance or $15 at door. Go to Call (218) 722-7300.

Archery Instructor Certification course, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 12, UMD Field House. Cost: $60. Registration deadline: noon April 10. Call (218) 726-7128 or go to

Gypsy moth update, 10 a.m. April 12, Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center, 9096 Highway 61, Duluth. Learn the basics about the gypsy moth. Free. Call (218) 525-0001 or go to

North Woods Chapter Whitetails Unlimited Banquet, 5 p.m. April 13, Black Woods Banquet Center, 195 U.S. Highway 2, Proctor. Tickets: $40 single, $25 spouse, $25 junior. Call Matt at (218) 464-8908, Josh at (218) 269-1496, (800) 274-5471 or go to by April 5.

Lake Superior Chapter Minnesota Deer Hunters Association fourth annual banquet, 5 p.m. April 17, AAD Shrine Temple, 5152 Miller Trunk Highway. Tickets are $55, which includes a one-year MDHA membership; life members and current member tickets are $30. Call Wayne at (218) 389-6246.

28th annual David Salsman Memorial Chapter Conservation and Sportsmen’s Banquet, 5:30 p.m. social, 7:30 p.m. dinner April 24, Coates Plaza, 502 Chestnut St., Virginia. Cost: $60 for individual, $85 for membership and spouse, $35 for junior membership. Call Deanna at (2180 410-0930 or send to c/o Tritec of Minnesota, Inc., PO Box 948, Virginia, MN 55792.

34th annual Duluth/Superior Chapter Conservation & Sportsmen’s Banquet, 5:30 p.m. May 1, Elks Club, 1503 Belknap St., Superior. Cost: $60 for single, $75 for member and spouse and $35 for junior by April 21 or $85 for single, $100 for member and spouse and $35 for junior. Call Greg at (715) 392-0688 or email

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