Published December 16, 2012, 05:00 AM

OUTDOOR CALENDAR: Red River Archers open house, swap meet and chili feed

List of upcoming outdoor events

By: Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald

To get an event in the calendar, contact Brad Dokken at (701) 780-1148, (800) 477-6572 ext. 1148; or by email at bdokken@gfherald.com. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursdays.


Archery

• Jan. 3: Red River Archers open house, swap meet and chili feed, 7 p.m., Red River Archers indoor range, 2100 N. 42nd St., Grand Forks. Info: John Brewinski, (701) 746-8602.

• Jan. 8: Red River Archers’ 3-D League begins, Red River Archers indoor range, 2001 N. 42nd St., Grand Forks. Info: Paul Hahn, (701) 741-8279.

• Jan. 10: Red River Archers’ 300 League begins, Red River Archers indoor range, 2001 N. 42nd St., Grand Forks. Info: John Brewinski, (701) 746-8602.

Events

• Dec. 29: “Winter Wanders,” 2 to 4:30 p.m., chalet, Turtle River State Park near Arvilla, N.D. Create giant quilts in the snow, find materials to construct ice sun catchers and “make tracks for snacks.” Info: (701) 594-4445 or trsp@nd.gov.

• Dec. 29: Candlelight ski, 5 p.m., Zippel Bay State Park near Williams, Minn. Skis and snowshoes available for checkout. Info: (218) 783-6252.

• Jan. 12: “I Can Ice Fish!” 1 to 4 p.m., Lake Bemidji State Park. Register by Jan. 7; meet at the Visitor Center. Info: (218) 308-2300.

• Jan. 16: “Circle Time Under the Pines: S is for Stars,” 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Itasca State Park, Minn. For children 2 to 5 years old accompanied by adults. Meet at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center and bring winter clothes. Info: (218) 699-7251 or email itasca.statepark@state.mn.us.

• Jan. 17: “Snowshoeing for Fun,” 1 to 3 p.m., Lake Bemidji State Park. Info: John Fylpaa, (218) 308-2300.

• Jan. 19: Lantern-lit snowshoe hike, 5 to 7:30 p.m., Itasca State Park. Info: (218) 699-7251 or itasca.statepark@state.mn.us.

• Jan. 22: “Bombing of the Big Bog,” 1 to 2:30 p.m., Big Bog State Park near Waskish, Minn. Hear first-hand accounts and view rare artifacts and photos. Meet at the Visitor Center. Info: (218) 647-8592.

• Jan. 26: Candlelight ski, 6 to 9 p.m., Lake Bronson State Park, Minn. Start and end at the Victor Johnson Visitor Center. Bring your own skis. Info: (218) 754-2200.

• Jan. 26: Bemidji snowmobile tour, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lake Bemidji State Park. Info: (218) 308-2300.

• Jan. 26: Candlelight ski, 5 p.m., Zippel Bay State Park near Williams, Minn. Skis (and snowshoes) are available for checkout, and the local ski group will sponsor a meal beginning about 5 p.m. Info: (218) 783-6252.

• Jan. 31: “Snowshoeing for Fun,” 1:30 to 3 p.m., Lake Bemidji State Park. Info: John Fylpaa, (218) 308-2300.

Shooting

• Jan. 20: North Dakota Class II testing, 8:30 p.m., Aaltos cafe, Canad Inns, Grand Forks. Info: Bill Collison, (701) 740-8674.

• Jan. 20: Minnesota, Utah, Florida and Arizona Permit to Carry training, 10 a.m., Cabela’s, East Grand Forks. Info: Laura, (218) 252-1631.

Christmas bird counts

• Today: Grand Forks. Meet at 7 a.m. at the Northside Cafe on Gateway Drive. Info: Dave Lambeth, (701) 772-4560 or davidlambeth58201@yahoo.com.

• Tuesday: Icelandic State Park near Cavalier, N.D. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at park headquarters or at 12:30 p.m. at the Highway 32 Diner in Walhalla, N.D. Tally rally at 5 p.m. at park headquarters. Info: Mike Jacobs, mjacobs@gfherald.com.

• Tuesday: Bemidji. Meet at 7 a.m. at Minnesota Nice Cafe, 414 Beltrami Ave. N.W. Tally Rally at 5:30 p.m., Brigid’s Cross Irish Pub, 317 Beltrami Ave., Bemidji. Info: Kelly Larson, northernflightsfarm@gmail.com.

• Dec. 29: Roseau, Minn. Meet at 7 a.m. at the Roseau Diner. Info: Pat Roth, (218) 463-3070.


To see a full outdoors calendar with more extensive listings, go to www.GrandForksHerald.com and click the Outdoors link.

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