37th annual Game Fair outdoor expo, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily today and again Friday through Aug. 19 at Armstrong Ranch between Anoka and Elk River, Minn. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for those age 62 and older, $6 for veterans with valid ID, $5 for children ages 6-14 and free for children age 5 and younger and for active duty military personnel. Game Fair features dozens of exhibits and exhibitions on hunting, shooting, dog training and other outdoor sports. Go to gamefair.com for more information.

Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center, 9096 Highway 61 in Schroeder, offers the following events. For more information and costs, go to sugarloafnorthshore.org or call (218) 525-0001.

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• Stories in stone, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 31. Donations appreciated.

• Bird banding demonstrations, 7 a.m. to noon Thursdays through Aug. 31, weather

• 7-9 p.m Saturday. 18: The World at Dusk.

• 8:30-10:30 a.m. Aug. 25, One Web Watching with Larry Weber. Cost: $20 per person, $18 for members.

• 11 a.m. to noon Aug. 25, Web Watching with Larry Weber. Free.

Duluth Area YMCA, 302 W. First St., offers these events. Call (218) 722-4745, ext. 128 or go to duluthymca.org.

• Pizza garden, 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Harrison Park

• Canoeing, 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Bagley Park, rock pond

• Archery, noon to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Jay Cooke State Park

Jay Cooke State Park, in Carlton, offers Nature Play for kids, 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday. Meet at the River Inn Interpretive Center. Go to mndnr.gov/jaycooke.

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute offers these events. Call (218) 726-4834, ext. 1 or email mark.hanna@allina.com for more information.

• Today - Northshore kayak Day trip at Split Rock Lighthouse

• Tuesday - Southshore Kayak Day at Meyer's Beach Sea Caves

• Thursday - Rowing at Duluth Rowing Club

• Sept. 8 - Shoot for Fun, Old Vermilion Trail Shooting Preserve

North Country Trail Fall group hike, 9 a.m. Saturday - Gaylord Nelson Portal and Mott's Ravine State Natural Area. Meet at Twin Gables Restaurant in Brule. Go to meetup.com/sscbhikers or email bsc@northcountrytrail.org.

Twin Ports Paddle Festival, 1-5 p.m. Aug. 19, Park Point Recreation Area boat launch. Features paddling demonstrations, demo boats and boards, tours, mini race, vendors and games. Cost for on-water activity is $10, $5 for ages 12 and younger. Go to northlandpaddlers.org.

Minnesota Chapter of the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association, Aug. 24-26, Ely. Three day celebration of canoes - past and present. Go to facebook.com/celebratingcanoes.

Fly Tying and Storytelling! Beer & Bugs event, 6-9 p.m. Sept. 14, Bent Paddle Brewing Co., 1832 W. Michigan St. Go to bentpaddlebrewing.com or greatlakesflyfish.com or call (218) 740-3040.

Outdoor skills workshop for women, Sept. 14-16, Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center, near Finland. Go to mndnr.gov/bow for more information and to register.

Public Lands Day/North Country Trail Day, Sept. 22, Gordon Dam County Park, west of Gordon on County Highway Y. A short canoe trip down the St. Croix followed by a North Country Trail hike back to the park for a picnic. Go to meetup.com/sscbhikers or email bsc@northcountrytril.org.