OGDEN NATURE CENTER
Wild Wednesdays: 3:30 p.m.-4:15 p.m. today. "Fantastic Falcons". What can dive at over 200 miles per hour? What has a beak that acts like a can opener? Falcons! Spend time observing a live falcon while learning about these fast and fascinating birds.
Preschool Discovery Days: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Jan. 18. "Frozen Landscapes: Crystals, Scapes & Snowflakes". Preschoolers will discover the complicated patterns of crystals and snowflakes as they enjoy hot cocoa. Songs and stories will help preschoolers learn how plants and animals adapt to the Ogden Nature Center's frozen landscape. Meet in the LS Peery Education Building at the Ogden Nature Center. Also offered 11 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 18; and same three times Jan. 19.
Beginning Kundalini Yoga: 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. Jan. 18. Learn the basics of Kundalini Yoga techniques from Certified Instructor Bruce Fisk in this 8-week class. Kundalini Yoga can help you develop increased energy and sense of well being. During class you will practice some meditation exercises that can bring deep states of relaxation and connectiveness. Bring a yoga mat, blanket and wear loose, comfortable clothing. Pre-register by Jan. 15. Meet in the east classroom of the LS Peery Education Center.
Wednesday Morning Hikers: 9 a.m. today and every Wednesday morning through April 1. These outings are open to everyone including families of all ages. A sled will be provided for young ones during snow season. Be prepared to snowshoe, if necessary. For outing location, please call Tracey at (801) 776-1713. Please leave a message if she doesn't answer.
Snowshoe and Cross-Country Ski Demo Day: 10 a.m. Saturday at North Fork Park. Participants will be able to cross-country ski on the groomed trails, snowshoe through the open meadows, and the more adventuresome can skin or shoe to the top of Ben Lomond Peak. Weber Pathways, Ogden Nordic, Canyon Sports, and WSU's Outdoor Program are hosting the event, which is free and open to the public. Trail maps, hot chocolate and cider and a friendly smile will be available in the host tent. A limited amount of rental gear will be available and on hand for those who are new to these sports. For more information, please call Terry at (801) 690-6400.
Winter Fitness Hiking: 9 a.m. Jan. 19. Join us for an hour winter hiking on snow packed trails. Each participant will receive a free pedometer to track their steps all winter long. For more information, call Stephanie at (801) 643-0584.
OGDEN SIERRA CLUB
Snowshoe romp at the Ice Box Canyon: Jan. 17. Meet at Art Noord Trailhead at 10 a.m. Call Joanie (801) 399-0034.
Bird Walks: Today at Ft. Buenaventura. Meet at 8:15 a.m. at Burger King (southeast corner of 21st & Wall) for breakfast, or at 9 a.m. outside the fort.
Monthly Meeting: 7 p.m. Jan. 19 at Ogden Nature Center (966 W. 12th St.). Guest speaker Dan Christensen will discuss managing the Hardware Ranch W.M.A.
Back Country Horsemen of Utah is inviting the public to attend the free Third Annual Trail Riding and Informative Lesson Sessions from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Davis County Legacy Center.
The purpose of this event is to provide information to horse and mule owners concerning trail riding opportunities and overnight stabling as well as educational training in the proper use of horses and mules on Utah's trails. Each of the 12 non-profit Back Country Horsemen of Utah chapters will have booths representing more than 600 members who work with public land administrators and assist them in making decisions for the good of all stock users.
For more information, visit www.bchu.com or call Craig Allen at (801) 388-1175.
The Weber State University Outdoor Program is offering a cooperative backcountry yurt trip Thursday through Monday in Bloomington Canyon. The yurt sleeps up to 10 participants and is fully equipped with a large wood stove to keep you warm, cooking equipment, and bunk beds. This trip is for participants with backcountry telemark, AT or split-board experience. Participants will be required to have avalanche equipment. The trail is groomed year round but is dependent upon snow fall. This trip requires participants to be in good physical condition. For further information or reservations, please call the Outdoor Program (801) 626-6373 or visit www.weber.edu/outdoor.
Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge is offering a "Winter Adaptations & Tracking Course" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the refuge, 2155 W. Forest St., Brigham City. Discover the animals that are out and about in the winter and how they survive. $1/person, $5/family maximum. Story time for tots at the Avocet Corner bookstore will be held at 1 p.m. For more information, call (435) 723-5887.