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Archery

March 19-20: Tucannon 3-D Shoot sponsored by Blue Mountain Archers. Info: (509) 843-1556.

Backpacking/Hiking/Orienteering

March 24: Intro to GPS, free overview of GPS navigation, 7 p.m., REI, 1125 N. Monroe.

March 25-26: GPS Made Easy, intro to the Garmin GPS, includes evening indoor session and outside day session. Cost: $34, through Spokane Parks and Recreation. Register by March 21. Info: 625-6200.

Sign up: Backpacking Club’s advanced backpacking school, runs nine weeks. Registration deadline March 18. Details: 467-8099 or www.host33.com/backpack.

Sign up: Spokane Mountaineers backpacking school, runs eight weeks. Registration deadline March 19. Details: 838-4974 or www.spokanemountaineers.org.

Baseball/Softball

April 16-17: Second annual Spring Fling Spokane County men’s slo-pitch softball tournament. Registration deadline April 4. Fees: $140 for 14-player team, includes T-shirt. Info: Spokane County Parks & Recreation, 477-4730.

April 22-24: Fifth annual Spring Fling Spokane County coed slo-pitch softball tournament. Registration deadline April 4. Fees: $140 for 14-player team, includes T-shirt. Info: Spokane County Parks & Recreation, 477-4730.

Sign up: YMCA spring baseball, including T-ball (kindergarten), coach pitch (grades 1-2) and kids pitch (grades 3-4), registration deadline March 26. Fee: $70. Games on Saturdays, April 16-May 21. Also, Y winners T-ball (ages 4-5). Fee: $60. Registration deadline April 9. Info: Downtown YMCA 838-3577 ext. 170, Valley YMCA 777-9622.

Sign up: Baseball and softball umpires needed. Call 536-1800 or visit Web site at www.sysa.com.

Basketball

April 8-10: Spokane AAU Basketball presents the Dan Fitzgerald “Signature” basketball clinic at University High School for high school boys. For registration and info, contact the AAU Camp office at 624-2414.

Cycling

March 19: McMud Fest Cross Country Mountain Bike Race at Highbridge Park, Riverside Ave. and A St. Open to all ages and abilities. Part of WIM Mountain Bike Race Series. Start times vary. Fees: $19-32. Info: Eric Ewing, 455-7657.

March 20: McMud Fest Duathlon at Highbridge Park, Riverside Ave. and A St. Mountain bike-trail run-mountain bike format. Race starts at 10 a.m. First of four-race series. Individual and team categories. Fees: $25 individual, $35 team. Info: Eric Ewing, 455-7657.

March 31: Meet the Spokane Bicycle Club Night at REI, 1125 N. Monroe, 7 p.m. Info: Jon Rascoff, SBC President, 448-8724, or e-mail at jenandjon@omnicast.net.

Golf

March 29: Join the Downriver 18-Hole Ladies for their kickoff brunch at the Downriver Clubhouse. Breakfast starts at 8 a.m. with golf to follow. New members welcome. Info: Linda Dixon, 325-4157.

March 30: Indian Canyon Women’s League meeting, 9 a.m. at Indian Canyon golf course.

March 30: Indian Canyon Women’s 9-Hole Golf Club kickoff brunch, 10 a.m., off premises. Play Wednesdays starting April 6, 8:30 a.m. during spring and fall, 7:30 a.m. in the summer. Fees: $40 plus weekday green fees. Info: Karen Romberg, 838-2131, or Sheila DeRose, 624-8240.

March 30: Hangman Valley Ladies 9-Hole Golf Club season kick-off, 8:30 a.m., followed by golf, weather permitting.

March 31: Meeting for Hangman Valley Ladies 18-Hole Club, 9 a.m., followed by golf, weather permitting.

Sign up: Spokane Parks & Recreation junior golf lessons and tournaments at Esmeralda, Downriver, Indian Canyon and The Creek at Qualchan courses. Open to ages 8-17. All courses have five Saturday lessons starting April 23 from 9-10 a.m. and 10:15-11:15 a.m.; Indian Canyon and The Creek at Qualchan also have 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. lessons. Esmeralda and Downriver also have five Sunday lessons starting April 24 from 1-2 p.m. and 2:15-3:15 p.m. Fees: $70, includes lessons, rule book, golf balls and tees. Info: 625-6200 or www.spokaneparks.org.

Nature

March 19: Bluebird field trip sponsored by Friends of Turnbull, family friendly half-day driving tour geared to seeing bluebirds and other birds. Meet 7 a.m. at Coeur d’Alene Park. Info: Marian Frobe, 328-0621

April 2: Friends of Turnbull biological drawing workshop with Eastern Washington University biologist Heather McKean at the Turnbull Educational Center, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Must be 18 years or older. Fees: $10 for materials provided at workshop. Info: Marie Fowler, 569-2044, or Heather McKean, 359-6512.

Mountain climbing

March 29: “New Climbs in the Eastern Cascades and Washington Desert,” a free slide show from Spokane climber Rick La Belle at Mountain Gear, 7 p.m., 2002 N. Division.

Running/Walking

March 26: Ephrata Canal Caper, 6.2 kilometers, race check-in at 9:30 a.m. Fees: $14 by March 19, $17 after that. Family prices available. Info: (509) 787-3929.

April 2: Only Fools Run at Midnight 3.5-mile run at Medical Lake High School, midnight until early on April 3. Registration deadline March 30. Proceeds benefit Lions Clubs Sight Conservation Program. Fees: $5 no shirt, $15 T-shirt, $22 sweatshirt, $32 both shirts. Info: Melinda Hoekema, 226-1234.

April 3: WSU 100-K Relay & Solo in Pullman. Solo and up-to-10-person teams. Registration deadline March 22. Fees: $16 per team member or $5 solo. Late fees: add $20 for team, $5 for solo. Info: Melinda Hoekema, 226-1234.

April 3: Dashco Hauser Lake 10-K Fun Run on Hauser Lake Road in Rathdrum, 10-11:30 a.m. Registration deadline April 1. Fees: $5 no shirt, $12 with shirt. Info: Lance or Nick, (208) 687-2399, ext. 20 or 21. After 5 p.m.: Van Bennett, (208) 667-2282.

April 3: 16th annual MS Walk for Multiple Sclerosis at Spokane Falls Community College, 10 a.m., 2- or 5 ½-mile routes. Prizes available for fund raising. Info: Chris Polello, 482-2022 or (800) 344-4867.

April 16: MS Walk for Multiple Sclerosis at North Idaho College, 10 a.m., 2- or 5-mile routes. Prizes available for fund raising. Info: Chris Polello or Candy Weaver, 482-2022 or (800) 344-4867.

Hunting

April 5: “The Ins and Outs of Turkey Hunting,” a program by area hunting guide Art Meikel at the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council auditorium, 7:30 p.m., 6116 N. Market. A raffle for guided youth and adult hunts will be held.

Shooting

April 10: Cougar Chapter Ducks Unlimited Trap shoot and BBQ, 1 p.m., Colton Gun Club, benefit for DU. Prizes. Info: Griffin Hanberg (425) 478-5941.

Softball

March 21: An organizational meeting for the combined Moscow and Pullman men’s and women’s adult softball league at 6 p.m. at Pioneer Center in Pullman. A team rep must attend. Info: Pullman (509) 338-3227, Moscow (208) 883-7085.

April 4: Registration deadline for the Spokane County Parks Adult Slowpitch Softball League. Games start early May. Fees: $300 per team and $25 per player. Info: www.spokanecounty.org/parks/data/recreation.asp or call 477-4730.

Continuing: Evening walking program for ages 18 and older sponsored by Spokane Parks and Recreation, Monday and Thursday from 6-6:45 p.m. around South Hill and Downtown areas. Info: 625-6200.

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