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community.statesmanjournal.com — Learn the art of orienteering on June 29 in Corvallis when the Oregon Cascades Orienteering Klubb will hold an event at Chip Ross Park in Corvallis. Free beginners clinics will be held as needed from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., but first-timers need to be there by 9:30 to be assigned a time.
community.statesmanjournal.com — There are just six openings left for the July 14 through 19 "Peaks of Opal Creek" backpack outing sponsored by the Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center. Youths ages 12 to 16 are eligible for this trek that covers six to nine miles a day through deep canyons and over steep ridges.
community.statesmanjournal.com — Allen Doty will apply the old adage to hope for the best but prepare for the worst to the pastime of bike riding. Doty, an emergency medical technician with the Keizer Fire Department, is the guest speaker at the June 25 meeting of the Salem Bicycle Club at 6:30 p.m.
community.statesmanjournal.com — A bill that extends the sunset on allowing appointed agents to use dogs to track and kill problem cougars and bears has been signed into law by Gov. John Kitzhaber. House Bill 2390 extends the January 2014 sunset to Jan. 2, 2019.
community.statesmanjournal.com — Join the Cascade Paddlers on June 23 for a 15-mile, give or take, outing on the North Santiam River from Stayton to Green's Bridge. The outing is rated for canoeists and kayakers with some experience in boat handling on moving water.
community.statesmanjournal.com — If you're lost about how to use your hand-held Global Positioning System unit, or just want to learn about how to take advantage of all of its cool features, this class will help you navigate. Blake Mill is the instructor for "New GPS Operation," a 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
community.statesmanjournal.com — Curious but clueless about camping? No worries. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department's Let's Go Camping! program supplies the gear and the instructors, along with some fun family-friendly activities. And each of the outings at some of the most appealing areas of the Beaver State at state parks campgrounds.
community.statesmanjournal.com — The prefix "12th annual" is something of a misnomer for the Oregon Waterfowl Festival, because annual implies that the event happens, well, every year. The festival skipped 2012 and has gone on at several venues including the Polk County Fairgrounds in Rickreall from 2008 through 2011 and before that, Mitchell's Clay Target Sports near Gervais in 2007.
community.statesmanjournal.com — There will be a summer catch-and-keep sturgeon season on the Willamette River downstream from Willamette Falls. The scheduled six-day, Thursday-through-Saturday split season is scheduled to run July 11 through 13 and July 18 through 20 in below the falls and including Multnomah Channel and the Gilbert River.
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