Wednesday, June 19
East Bay Regional Parks' Wednesday Walks: Garin Discover the natural and human history of area parklands and improve your health on these fast-paced hikes. All ages and abilities are welcome. Meet at Tamarack Drive Trailhead for a strenuous four miles around Tolman Peak. 9:30-11:30 a.m. 510-796-0199.
Thursday, June 20
Skydance SkyDiving Early mornings June 20-23 at the Yolo County Airport in Davis. For more information, call 1-800-SKYDIVE. www.skydance.net
Sierra Club Canine Hike This guided hike takes you and poochie to the top of Mission Peak in a challenging workout that culminates in great view of the Bay Area. Bring liquids, leash, litter bags. Meet at 6 p.m. From Hwy 680, take the South Mission Blvd. exit, go east to Stanford Ave., then turn right toward the hills to parking lot. 510-794-4847.
Friday, June 21
Sierra Club Canine Hike A guided hike of Hamilton Gulch, Claremont Canyon, and Strawberry Canyon with man's (or woman's) best friend. Meet at 6 p.m. at Strawberry Canyon Recreational Area parking lot in Berkeley; return at moonrise. Bring liquids, leash, litter bags. 510-527-7031.
Saturday, June 22
Women's Fitness Camp Sponsored by East Bay Regional Parks, this two-day event features lectures on women's health, weight management, and other topics, as well as hikes and storytelling around the campfire. Registration required. $50 ($56 for nonresidents.). 9 a.m. June 22-10 a.m. June 23 at Briones. 510-636-1684.
Summer Breakfast Hikes: Morgan Territory Pack a breakfast for an early morning outdoor adventure! Hike in the relative cool of the morning while exploring the natural diversity of the East Bay. Sponsored by East Bay Regional Parks, this event meets at a different park each week. Registration required. 7:30-9:30 a.m. 925-862-2601.
Sierra Club Canine Hike Persuade your dog to take you on this moderately paced hike of Redwood Park, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Dunn trail on Skyline Blvd in San Jose. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Bring leash, liquids and litter bags. 510-653-7037.
Intro to Flyfishing Geared to the beginning angler, this class offers three hours of instruction on knots, fly selection, reading the water, and overhead and roll casting. Sponsored by East Bay Regional Parks. Registration required. $60 ($66 for nonresidents). 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on Lake Anza at Quarry Lakes. 510-636-1684.
Interwoven San Jose Mountain Sprint Triathlon 500-yard swim, 10-mile mountain bike, 3.1-mile run on trails and fire roads. Almaden Lake Park. Limit 500, no relay. Begins 8 a.m. Early entry fee $50; early entry deadline June 10. Late entry fee $60; no race-day entry. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 866-300-RACE.
DSE Double Dipsea 13.7 miles Over and back on the famous rugged Dipsea Trail. Handicap race. Meet at Stinson Beach parking lot. Race starts 9 a.m. Early entry fee $15; early entry deadline June 17. Late entry fee $25; race day entry allowed. For more information, visit www.dserunners.com or call 415-978-0837.
Pride Run 2002: 5km Run/Walk and 10km Run Both events take place at the Polo Fields in Golden Gate Park, begin at 9 a.m., and are USTAF certified. Early entry fee for each is $20; early entry deadline is June 19. Late entry fee is $25; race-day entry is permitted. Potluck picnic, sponsored by San Francisco Front Runners. Visit www.sffrontrunners.com or call (-415-978-2429.
American Cancer Society Relay for Life: Livermore A fun and unique 24-hour event to increase cancer awareness in Livermore while raising money for the American Cancer Society. Teams and individuals raise funds prior to the event, then team members take turns walking or running around the Livermore High School track, relay-style, and enjoy games and entertainment off the track. 10 a.m. June 22-10 a.m. June 23. Contact email@example.com or 925-292-9183.
Intro to Off-Road Bicycle Touring For the intermediate mountain biker, this program begins with touring instruction and demonstrations of the Bob Trailer, and ends with a two-hour bike ride. Includes instruction on tour planning, camping and safety techniques, bicycle maintenance and equipment. Sponsored by East Bay Regional Parks. Registration required. $70 ($77 for nonresidents). 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Tilden Park. 510-636-1684.
Discover Kayaking The first step in learning paddle-touring and sea kayaking, with in-depth instruction for paddling in calm water. Learn about equipment selection and paddling techniques while touring Lake Chabot in kayaks. Stop for shared potluck lunch. Sponsored by East Bay Regional Parks. Registration required. $79/adult, $59/child ($87/adult, $65/child nonresident). 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 510-636-1684.
Brooks Island Voyage Paddle the rising tide across the Richmond Harbor Channel to Brooks Island. Explore the island's natural and cultural history and enjoy views from its rocky peak. For experienced boaters who can provide their own canoe or kayak and safety gear. Sponsored by East Bay Regional Parks. Registration required. $15 ($17 nonresidents). 10 a.m. -2 p.m. 510-636-1684.
Family Camp-Out at Lake Chabot Enjoy nature and spend quality time with your family in a beautiful local park. Activities include a campfire, hikes, arts and crafts, and nature programs. Participants must supply bedding and tent; meals are provided. Sponsored by East Bay Regional Parks. Registration required. $40/adult, $35/child ($44/$39 for nonresidents) 12 p.m. June 22-June 23. 510-636-1684.
Touchstone Bouldering Series 2002: Mission Cliffs This event features live DJ music, food, beer, a tour T-shirt, and stacks of prizes. Categories range from beginner to elite, with a cash purse for the elite category. $10 for Touchstone members, $25 for nonmembers. For more information, see http://touchstoneclimbing.com/events or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Full Moon Paddle The first step in learning paddle touring and sea kayaking, with in-depth instruction for paddling in calm water and a brief introduction to equipment and strokes. Explore the lake during twilight and return as the moon rises. Sponsored by East Bay Regional Parks. Registration required. 7-10 p.m. $69 ($77 nonresidents). 510-636-1684.
Sunday, June 23
Bicycle Sunday On Bicycle Sunday, Canada Road in San Mateo County is open only to nonmotorized activities including jogging, bicycling, hiking, roller-skating, and walking; strollers are welcome. Parking is available at both ends of the closed section. Every Sunday through Dec. 31, weather permitting. Call 650-361-1785 after 8 a.m. on the event day to check closure status.
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Culture Spy - February 19, 1:45 PM
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