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23rd Annual Outdoor Gear Swap/Fundraiser: 9:30-noon March 26, back of Malosky Stadium; follow signs. Hosted by University of Minnesota Duluth Outdoor Educators Club; 15% of sale price goes to promote outdoor education.

Maple Syruping: From Trees to Pancakes: 5-7 p.m. March 28, Bagley Nature Area Classroom, University of Minnesota Duluth. Learn syruping history and how sap is collected and turned into maple syrup. Participants will tap maples, collect sap and sample it. Cost $3 for UMD student members, $7 for others. Register by noon March 28; visit https://bit.ly/3MQLAPj.

Trail Running the Superior Hiking Trail: 7:30 p.m. March 30, webinar. Hear from seasoned SHT runners about the best shoes, gear, training, races and strategies for getting up to speed on one of the Midwest's most rugged trails. Hosted by Mike Ward, SHT Board member and former "fastest known time" holder. Geared toward gunners of all abilities. Suggested donation: $20 (helps fund SHT improvement projects). Register at https://bit.ly/3Lo8v3K.

Parks After Dark: Stargazing Night Hike: 8-10 p.m. March 30, Hawk Ridge, Duluth. All ages. Fee $5. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Registration ends March 29. Register at secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

Douglas County Fish and Game League 202 Sports Show: 5-9 p.m. April 1, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. April 2 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 3, Wessman Arena, 2701 Catlin Ave., Superior. Exhibits, live fish pond, Laser Shot, crossbow introduction, cowboy action shooting featuring the Black River Bandits, cash prizes. Admission $8; ages 12 and under free. Visit dcfgl.org/sports-show.

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Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class: 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 13, 20, 21, 27 and 28 and May 5, 11 and 12, Eveleth Gilbert Jr. High School, 1 Summit St. S., Gilbert. Field day is May 4. Must be 11 years old before class start date to be eligible. To register or for questions, contact instructor Frank Spaeth at 218-744-1772.

Parks After Dark: Stargazing Night Hike: 8-10 p.m. April 13, Harley Park, Duluth. All ages. Fee $5. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Registration ends April 12. Register at secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

Naturalizing on the Trail: An Evening with Dudley Edmondson: 7:30 p.m. April 14, webinar. Learn about birding and spring wildflower identification on the Superior Hiking Trail from local author and photographer Dudley Edmondson. Suggested donation $25, to help fund SHT improvements. To register, visit https://bit.ly/3iyiDtH.

Full Moon Hike: 8-10 p.m. April 16, Park Point Trail, Duluth. Headlamps available or bring your own. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Fee $5. Registration deadline April 15; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class: 3:30-7 p.m. April 19, 20, 21 and 22, Hibbing Rifle and Pistol Club, 3946 Marksmanship Road, Hibbing. Field day is 8 a.m. April 23. Must be 11 years old before class start date to be eligible. The instructor is David Klaysmat. To register or for questions, contact Hibbing Community Ed. at 218-208-0852 or email TIfanie.koski@isd701.org .

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class: 5:30-8 p.m. April 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28, American Legion Post 71, 5814 Grand Ave., Duluth. Field day is 8 a.m. April 30, Northwestern Gun Club, 6505 Hunter Lake Road E., Duluth. Must be 11 years old before class start date to be eligible. To register or for questions, contact instructor Ramona Campbell at hunteredinstructor@outlook.com .

Women Hike Duluth: 6-7 p.m. April 19, Hawk Ridge, East Skyline Parkway and Glenwood Street, Duluth. Snowshoes provided or bring your own. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Free. Registration deadline April 19; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

Falcons Live!: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 23, Tettegouche State Park, 5 miles northeast of Silver Bay on state Highway 61. Join peregrine falcon researcher Jackie Fallon and her live birds for an up-close look at a peregrine falcon and some other falcon species. Learn about the recovery program that brought these predators back from the brink of extinction. This program will be canceled in the case of inclement weather. For more information, contact Kurt Mead at 218-353-8800 or kurt.mead@state.mn.us .

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Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class: 3:30-7 p.m. April 25, 26, 28 and 29, Cherry School, 3943 Tamminen Road, Iron. Field day is 8 a.m. April 30, Hibbing Rifle and Pistol Club, 3946 Marksmanship Road, Hibbing. Must be 11 years old before class start date to be eligible. The instructor is David Klaysmat. Registration closes April 19. To register or for questions, contact Cherry School Community Education at 218-258-8991 or email candrews@isd2142.k12.mn.us .

Diamond Willow Hiking Sticks: 5-8 p.m. April 28, Bagley Nature Area Classroom, University of Minnesota Duluth. Participants will learn what to look for in finding a willow stick that will have a diamond pattern. Everyone will get to harvest one or more for themselves, then bring it back to the working area and begin the process of peeling, shaping and carving. Must bring your own jack knife or utility knife. Cost $10 for UMD student members, $15 for others. Register by noon April 27; visit https://bit.ly/3MQLAPj.

ATV Safety Field Day Class: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 30, Moose Lake Emergency Response Center, 600 Highway 73, Moose Lake. Must be 10 years old before class start date to be eligible to take this class. To register or for questions, contact Gale Bradford at 218-644-3738.

ATV Safety Field Day Class: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 7, Solo Town Hall, 36303 Kestrel Ave., McGregor. Must be 10 years old before class start date to be eligible to take this class. To register or for questions, contact Gale Bradford at 218-644-3738.

Full Moon Hike: 8-10 p.m. May 15, Enger Park, 1601 Enger Tower Drive, Duluth. Headlamps available or bring your own. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Fee $5. Registration deadline May 14; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

ATV Safety Field Day Class: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 21, Sno-Flyers building, Main Street, Tamarack. Must be 10 years old before class start date to be eligible to take this class. To register or for questions, contact Gale Bradford at 218-644-3738.

History of the Estuary: 7-8 p.m. May 25, webinar. Flowing between Minnesota and Wisconsin, the St. Louis River Estuary has a rich history. Gina Temple Rhodes and Heidi Bakk-Hansen present a look at the past. Free. For more information, visit stlouisriver.org/events.

ATV Safety Field Day Class: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 11, Driftskippers Snowmobile Club House, 33455 Wagon Wheel Court Road, Grand Rapids. Registration and paperwork begins at 8:15 a.m. Must be 10 years old before class start date to be eligible to take this class. Preregistration required. To register or for questions, contact David Andrews Jr. at dajr62@yahoo.com .

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ATV Safety Field Day Class: 1:30-5 p.m. June 11, Driftskippers Snowmobile Club House, 33455 Wagon Wheel Court Road, Grand Rapids. Registration and paperwork begins at 8:15 a.m. Must be 10 years old before class start date to be eligible to take this class. Preregistration required. To register or for questions, contact David Andrews Jr. at dajr62@yahoo.com .

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