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Summer Recreation in the East Bay.

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Guided Trails Challenge Hike Go for a five-mile hike over the Briones Crest. No fee. Registration required. 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Briones. 510-525-2233.

Sunday, June 29

Alameda County Fair See Friday.

Family Camp-Outs See Saturday.

Return of the Terns Crab Cove Visitor Center celebrates the return of the endangered California tern to Alameda. Take a bus tour to see a tern colony, complete with nests and baby chicks. Tours leave at 11:00 a.m., noon, 1:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. Registration required. $7 fee. Crab Cove Visitor Center, 1252 McKay Ave., Alameda. 510-562-7275.

6th Annual Run for the Law Includes both 5K run & walk and 10K run & Corporate Challenge. Top three finishers in every age category will receive medals. Registration is at 7:00 a.m. at the West Valley Court House, 14205 Capri Drive, Los Gatos. Preregistration fee is $20, $18 per runner for groups of five or more, $25 race day. Make checks payable to Law Foundation of Silicon Valley. Send registration to On Your Mark, P.O. Box 1199, Arnold, CA 95223. Proceeds will go to nonprofit legal groups including Legal Advocates for Children & Youth. For more information about the Law Foundation, call 408-280-2433. For run information, call 209-795-7832 or visit www.onyourmarkevents.com

Pitchin' in on the Farm See June 22 listing.

Sunday Nature Adventures See June 22 listing.

Tuesday, July 1

Alameda County Fair See Friday.

Hot Tuesday Nights See June 24 listing.

Sunday, July 6

Alameda County Fair See Friday.

Alcatraz Challenge Starts at Alcatraz in San Francisco Bay and goes to Crissy Field in the Presidio. Runners continue on over the Golden Gate Bridge and return to the start of the race. The distance is one and a half miles of swimming, then fifteen miles of running. Entrants can participate in the swim only, in both the swim and run, or form a relay team. Swimmers should expect rough, choppy, and cold water around 59-60F. There are both wetsuit and "naked" divisions. Registration before June 21 is $100 for aquathlon, $125 for relay, and $80 for swim. After June 21, $105 for aquathlon, $130 for relay, and $85 for swim. Starts at 8:00 a.m. 650-359-3773, online registration is available until midnight, July 4 at www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1025195 Tuesday, July 8

Hot Tuesday Nights See June 24 listing.

Friday, July 11

Night Dives Skydance Skydiving offers night sky dives during the full moon, one hour after sunset. Participants must have a current, valid USPA license or higher. Night Dives take place once a month during the full moon, following a one-hour briefing, and one hour after the sun has set. Yolo County Airport at Davis. 1-800-SKYDIVE, www.skydance.net

Tuesday, July 15

Hot Tuesday Nights See June 24 listing.

Friday, July 18

Alameda Critical Mass Bike Ride Ride to the "Forbidden Island" to promote environmentally friendly transportation. Afterward, there will be a party at an undisclosed location. Meet at Fruitvale BART at 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 19

Bridge to Bridge Waterfront Festival Starting on July 19, this two-day festival of the river city will include timed cigarette-boat races, as well as concession booths and speed skiing and slalom skiing demonstrations. Free admission. Old Town, Sacramento. 916-264-8982.

River Otter Amphibious Race Individual inventors and groups alike can build their own amphibious vehicles for a race on land and water. The race starts at Old Sacramento and goes to Discovery Park, where contestants take to the water and race to the West Sacramento boat ramp. Old Town, Sacramento. 916-264-8982, www.riverotter.com

Tri-for-Fun #2 See June 21 listing.

"Smells Like Guano!" Freefly Competition All levels of sky divers are eligible to participate in this four-round competition. Yolo County Airport, Davis. Contact Chris Salcone for information, 1-800-SKYDIVE, www.skydance.net

Sunday, July 20

Catfish Open Water Swim This event is two open-water races -- a 1.2-mile swim and a 2.4-mile swim -- in Lexington Reservoir in Los Gatos. This event is ideal for competition, offering clean water, warm sun, and a beach party atmosphere. Preregistration fee is $45; after July 11, $55. Registration includes T-shirt, race bags, and free food. There is no parking at Lexington Reservoir, so participants are encouraged to park at Los Gatos High School and take a free shuttle. The 1.2-mile race starts at 8:00 a.m., and the 2.4-mile race at 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, July 22

Hot Tuesday Nights See June 24 listing.

Saturday, July 26

Aqua Challenge Racers can join a 2-mile or a 1-mile-plus swim. Preregistered entry is $25, race-day registration $30. Entry fee includes free T-shirts, award ceremony, refreshments, and raffle. Parking is $4. Make check payable to: On Your Mark, P.O. Box 1199, Arnold, CA 95223-1199. Swim caps are required and color-coded caps will be provided to all swimmers at event site. Certified lifeguards will be present at all times. Race-day registration and check-in opens at 7:00 a.m. Race starts at 8:30 a.m. Lake Del Valle Regional Park Swim Beach, Livermore. 209-795-7832, www.onyourmarkevents.com

Berkeley Kite Fest 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Includes free kite-making sessions and free kite-flying lessons. Free admission. Cesar Chavez Park at the Berkeley Marina. Contact fest@highlinekites.com or visit www.highlinekites.com

17th Annual Lambtown Lamb Cook-Off Prepare your favorite lamb dish for a chance to win a $325 first place cash prize at Dixon's annual Lambtown USA festival. Teams or individuals can enter. Setup begins 8:00 a.m. and must be completed by 9:30 a.m. May Fair Grounds, Dixon. For entry details, contact Dan Osborn at 707-678-9389. www.lambtown.com

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