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

* Current Status of Tick-borne Diseases in Minnesota webinar, Tuesday

* Wilderness and remote first aid, Saturday and March 23

* Wood and canvas canoe-building workshop, March 27-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

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

* Winter Wildlifers, for grades first through third, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday

* Maple Syrupin’ Workshop, 10 a.m. to noon March 29. Free. Pre-registration is required.

Arrowhead Fly Fishers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Clyde Iron Restaurant, 2920 W. Michigan St. DNR area fisheries officers will speak about the status of the area fishery. Social hour/casting begins at 6 p.m.

Superior Trap & Gun Club winter league at 11 a.m. Wednesday and March 23. Doubles and 16-yard shooting will take place every other Sunday beginning at 11 a.m.

Duluth XC Ski Club weekly Wednesday night ski races 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Skiers of all levels welcome. Cost: $10, free for Duluth XC Ski Club members. Go to

Western Lake Superior Trolling Association, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Mr. D’s, 5622 Grand Ave. Program: Barry Leblanc gives a presentation about fishing on Lake Superior with wire rods. Free.

Carlton County Cutters Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation “Save the Habitat, Save the Hunt,” 5:30 p.m. social hour, 7 p.m. dinner Thursday, at the Four Seasons Sports Complex, Carlton. Ticket prices: regular membership and dinner $50, boss gobbler $150, sponsor $300, husband and wife $65, and jakes $20. Send your check to Corey Schneberger, Attn: NWTF Banquet, 2201 Scobie Avenue, Cloquet, MN 55720. Make the check out to NWTF.

“Four Wheels, Four Counties – A Discover Wisconsin Production” screens 6 p.m. Thursday, Palace Theater, 238 Walnut St., Spooner.

Wild Women Adventure series, 7-8 p.m. Thursdays at The Spot, 116 N. 14th Ave. E., Ashland. Call (715) 292-6556 or go to

* Thursday: Mountain climber Lori Schneider of Bayfield presents “On Top of the Bottom of the World – Antarctica” with Will Steger”

* March 27: Northland College Assistant Professor of Outdoor Education Elizabeth Andre on “Dogsledding Baffin Island

River Talks, science talks about the estuary, 7 p.m. March 25, Clyde Iron Works Restaurant, 2920 W. Michigan St.  

Carlton County Master Gardeners “From Sap to Syrup, Techniques for Starting or Improving Your Home Maple Syruping,” 7-8:30 p.m. March 25, 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. March 26. 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, March 26-30, 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

21st annual Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet, 5 p.m. March 27, 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

International Falls Outdoor Expo, 4-8 p.m. March 28 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 29, Evangelical Covenant Church, three blocks east of McDonald’s on 17th Street and First Avenue East in International Falls. Donation or non-perishable 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. March 28, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 29 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.

* March 29: Botany Basics

* April 5: Plant ID

* April 12: Plant Hike

Duluth Parks and Recreation annual meeting features “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: March 27. 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.

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

North Woods Chapter Whitetail 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.

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 (218) 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

If you have a meeting notice or other item to submit to Outdoors Notes, you can email it to us at or fax it (218) 720-4120, attention Outdoors Notes. Deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Tuesday before the Sunday of publication. If you have any questions, call Kris at (218) 723-5322.