Ultimate magazine theme for WordPress.

Wisconsin DNR offers a fishing lesson certification workshop

Angler training and angling for dinner Workshop: 6-8.30 p.m. 7.-9. December via Zoom. Get certified to run adult, family, and youth fishing training programs. Brush up on basic fishing skills like fish identification, knot tying, casting and more. Hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Must attend all three nights to complete certification. Registration closes November 30th. There are three steps to registering: secure a place at https://bit.ly/3cIEo7e; submit a registration form at https://bit.ly/3l33xhc; and submit a form at https://bit.ly/3cJqxxw for a background check. If you have any questions about the forms, call Theresa Stabo at 608-577-6332.

Dark Sky Festival: December 9-11, Cook County. Cook County is home to one of the darkest skies in the nation. Every year explorers, adventurers, artists and photographers from around the world travel to Cook County to experience the Northern Lights. “Night Skies Presentation, Special Menu Dinner and Celestial Legends Guided Night Hike”, 4-8pm, December 9th, Gunflint Lodge, Grand Marais. Night sky presentation, dinner, and trek under the stars to learn about heavenly facts and legends. “Turn off the lights” 6:00 pm December 10th, Harbor Park, Grand Marais. Watch Lake Superior as the Grand Marais goes dark for a few minutes. Visit visitcookcounty.com/event/dark-sky-festival.

Snowmobile safety classroom: 6.30pm-9pm December, Virginia Community Senior Center, 5110 Chestnut St., Virginia. Field appointment December 18 in the DNR office building, Eveleth. Must be at least 11 years old at the time of the course. Registration at the door, 5:30 p.m.-6 p.m. December 13; bring a copy of your birth certificate. If you have any questions, please contact the Duane Hill Instructor at 218-750-0770.

Parks After Dark: Stargazing Night Hike: 8-10.30pm Dec. 14 Hawk Ridge Trail, Duluth. Learn which creatures prefer night to day; practice your hearing to experience nature; and do some stargazing. The hike is up to 1 mile on rough terrain. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Every age. Fee $ 3. Registration deadline December 12th; Visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Snowmobile Safety Field Day: 8:00 am-12:00pm, December 18, Port Insurance Agency, 605 First Avenue Two Harbors; use rear alley door. Must be at least 11 years old to start and have completed the online course. Parents must escort the child into the building to sign the clearance prior to class and then return at 11:00 AM to take the child to the Lake County Fairgrounds to complete the driving test. Don’t bring a snowmobile; one will be made available. Bring warm winter clothing for the test drive. For questions or to register, contact instructor Warren Miller at 218-830-0983 or [email protected]

Full moon hike: December 18 4-5pm, Hawk Ridge Trail, Duluth. Head torches available or bring your own. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Every age. Fee $ 5. Registration deadline December 15; Visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Duluth Women’s Walk: 6-7 p.m. December 21, Hartley Park, 3001 Woodland Ave., Duluth. Wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Every age. For free. Registration deadline December 20; Visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Winter Bird Watching Excursions: 8:00 am-2:00pm January 1st and 2nd, meet at Wilburt Cafe, 9105 US Highway 53, Cotton. Sax-Zim Moor explains how to approach bird watching in the moor in winter. Register at https://bit.ly/3nR5dva.

Brad Leick from Duluth will skate the trails of Lester Park in Duluth in January 2020.  Clint Austin / File / Duluth News Tribune

Brad Leick from Duluth will skate the trails of Lester Park in Duluth in January 2020. Clint Austin / File / Duluth News Tribune

Cross-country skiing: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. January 4th, Lester-Amity trails, Duluth. This program introduces participants to the city’s starting points, what to expect and how to navigate it. Skiers travel at a relaxed, classic ski pace on classic ski slopes. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Every age. Fee $ 15. Registration deadline January 3rd; Visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Parks After Dark: Stargazing Night Hike: 7-9pm Jan. 5th, Rose Garden / Hartley Trailhead, Chester Park, Duluth. Learn which creatures prefer night to day; practice your hearing to experience nature; and do some stargazing. The hike is up to 1 mile on rough terrain. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Every age. Fee $ 5. Registration deadline January 4th; Visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Snowmobile Safety Field Day: 8:00 a.m.-1: 30 p.m. Jan 8, Boom Town, 4483 Martin Road, Duluth. Must be at least 11 years old to start and have completed the online course. If you have any questions, please email teacher James Bianchi at [email protected] To sign up, go to drifttoppers.com/snowmobile-safety-training.

Snowshoeing: 9 am-1pm January 8th Sax-Zim Bog Welcome Center, 8793 Owl Ave., Meadowlands. The group will take a leisurely hike through the yellow-bellied moor and learn more about boreal forests and animal signs in winter. Snowshoes required; the Welcome Center offers some to borrow. To reserve snowshoes, send an email to [email protected] To sign up for the hike, visit https://bit.ly/3qFr1gc.

Duluth Parks and Recreation is hosting snowshoeing tours this winter.  Contributed / Getty Images

Duluth Parks and Recreation is hosting snowshoeing tours this winter. Contributed / Getty Images

Guided snowshoe hike: 12-3pm, January 8th, Mission Creek, Duluth. Every age. For free. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Registration begins on January 1st at secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Certified Volunteer Firearms Safety Instructor: January 13th, January 8th, Northwestern Gun Club, 6505 E. Hunter Lake Road, Duluth. The certification enables participants to teach the face-to-face and online weapon safety course as well as the Field Day. Must be at least 18 years old, pass a background check, and be certified through gun safety. To register, please contact the Regional Training Officer Scott Fitzgerald at 218-513-8946 or [email protected] with the names of the participants, the date of the training, and telephone number or email.

Nordic Spirit youth ski league: 09.01.-02.02. 13, Spirit Mountain Nordic Ski Center, Duluth. Youth Cross-Country Skiing Lessons for Grades 4-8, 1:30 PM and K-3, 1:30 PM-2: 30 PM cost $ 20 for the first child in the family, $ 15 each child thereafter, $ 45 maximum per family; includes trail pass, equipment if required and instruction. Register at duluthxc.com/other-local-programs. Registration and equipment adjustment 9 am-6pm on December 5th and 6th. Volunteer teachers are welcome. For more information, call Mary Jane Sorenson at 218-626-2532 or email [email protected]

Cross-country skiing: 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Jan. 11 Lester-Amity trails, Duluth. This program introduces participants to the city’s starting points, what to expect and how to navigate it. Skiers travel at a relaxed, classic ski pace on classic ski slopes. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Every age. Fee $ 15. Registration deadline January 10; Visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

The Art Behind the Science of the Winter Finch Forecast: 6:30 p.m.-8: 30 p.m. Jan. 13 via Zoom. In the winter webinar speaker series by Sax-Zim Bog, the winter finch forecaster and ornithologist Tyler Hoar will give an overview of each winter finch species and their current movements. In this talk a short history of the winter finch prediction, its compilation and future goals will be presented. Register at https://bit.ly/3ci16CL.

Excursion in search of traces and signs of animals: 9 am-1pm January 15th, Sax-Zim Bog Welcome Center, 8793 Owl Ave., Meadowlands. Traces are found in the Sax-Zim Moor. But how do you know if you’re looking at dog or wolf tracks? What is the difference between a downy woodpecker’s hole and a black-backed woodpecker? The group will investigate the activities of the animals in the bog by examining the surroundings of the Welcome Center. Register at https://bit.ly/3DzqX52.

Full moon hike: 6-8pm January 17th, Piedmont and Brewer Trails, Duluth. Head torches available or bring your own. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Every age. Fee $ 5. Registration deadline January 16; Visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Parks After Dark: Stargazing Night Hike: 7-9pm January 19, Piedmont and Brewer Trails, Duluth. Learn which creatures prefer night to day; practice your hearing to experience nature; and do some stargazing. The hike is up to 1 mile on rough terrain. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Every age. Fee $ 5. Registration deadline January 18; Visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Northern Pines Sled Dog Race: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. February 19, Northern Pines Golf Course, 69420 Airport Road, Iron River, Wisconsin. This sprint / middle distance race is a golf course descent that enters the Bayfield County Trail System and Tri-County Corridor. Food and free family events in a heated event center. Meet the mushers in the evening. Please visit northpinessdr.com for more information.

Comments are closed.