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  • July 27. First Aid Essentials -- What's In Your Kit?. REI Colorado Springs. 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. This practical class is an easy way to gain understanding of what is inside your first aid kit. Let's dig into one of our kits, learn how to use the materials inside and discuss the scope of practice. More, registration required.
  • July 27, August 2, 9, 10, 24. Bike Maintenance Basics -- Level 1. REI Englewood (July 27), REI Westminster (July 27), REI Boulder (Aug. 2), REI Lakewood (Aug. 9), REI Colorado Springs (Aug. 10), REI Westminster (Aug. 24). 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Routine bike maintenance keeps you riding smoothly and prolongs the life of your bike. Join us for this introductory class to help you take care of your bike! Englewood: more, registration required. Westminster: more, registration required. Boulder: more, registration required. Lakewood: more, registration required. Colorado Springs: more, registration required. Westminster: more, registration required.
  • July 27, 28, August 16, 30. How to Climb a 14er. REI Lakewood (July 27), REI Colorado Springs (July 28), REI Colorado Springs (Aug. 16), REI Boulder (Aug. 30). 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Join REI as we give you the basic essentials and know-how to tackle the Colorado giants: 14,000 foot and other high altitude peaks. Lakewood: more, registration required. Colorado Springs (July 28): more, registration required. Colorado Springs (Aug. 16): more, registration required. Boulder: more, registration required.
  • July 28. Clinic: Animal Tracking 101. L.L.Bean Lone Tree. 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Ever wonder about the story behind that footprint you’ve seen while hiking? From identifying tracks and track patterns, to looking for chews and rubs, our experts will share tips and techniques to help uncover who’s responsible. More (under "Event Calendar"), registration required.
  • July 28, August 9, 16, 17. Backpacking Basics. REI Denver (July 28), REI Boulder (Aug. 9), REI Colorado Springs (Aug. 9), REI Lakewood (Aug. 16), REI Colorado Springs (Aug. 17). 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. REI will take the mystery out of backpacking with an overview of planning, preparation and gear. Learn how to choose a pack, select proper clothing and footwear. Denver: more, registration required. Boulder: more, registration required. Colorado Springs (Aug. 9): more, registration required. Lakewood: more, registration required. Colorado Springs (Aug. 17): more, registration required.
  • July 29, August 19. Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge Nature Hike. 10801 Highway 93, Golden. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Join us to explore the wildlife and birds of the Refuge. Please be comfortable hiking up to 3 miles. Call 303-289-0930 to make a reservation. More.
  • July 30. Badger Flats Habitat Restoration. South Park near Lake George. 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Colorado Mountain Club and the USFS South Park Ranger District. Volunteers are invited to spend a day addressing wildlife habitat degradation by installing signs, constructing natural barriers & fences, re-seeding, inventorying and closing non-system roads and trails. A light breakfast and full lunch will be provided for all who join. More. Registration requested.
  • July 30. Colorado Hunter Education Class. Cabelas Lone Tree. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Plus one other session. Hunter education cards will be awarded to students upon successful completion of the course, which includes attending all class sessions and passing a written test and live fire. Rifles and ammunition for the live fire will be provided. No personal firearms or ammunition are allowed. To register visit: https://register-ed.com/events/view/84259. More (under "Upcoming Store Events").
  • July 30, August 20. Kid's Fishing Clinic. Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge northeast of Denver. 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Grab your fshing pole and head to Lake Mary for a hands-on clinic offering tips and tricks for fishing fun! Experienced anglers from Environmental Learning for Kids’ Youth Urban Ranger Program will be on hand to help, and poles will be available for loan. Recommended for ages 6 and up. More.
  • July 30, August 6, 14, 27. Wildlife Viewing Tours. Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge northeast of Denver. 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Come aboard our Refuge bus for a guided tour to view bison, hawks, coyotes, waterfowl, deer, and more! Refuge wildflowers are in full bloom adding a splash of color to the prairie landscape. Groups of up to 10 are welcome. Space is limited and a reservation is required. More.
  • July 30, August 6, 13, 20, 27. Intro to Fly Fishing. Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Denver. 10:00 a.m. Our Fly Fishing Team will tell you everything you need to know: including fly fishing equipment, the gear, flies, casting, rigging, knots, waterways, and more. Reservations required. Call 720-385-3600 Ext. 4045. More (under "Outdoor Skills Workshops").
  • July 31. Beginner Bowhunter. Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Denver. 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. $35. Includes Colorado Bowhunters Association annual membership. This class gives you the information you need to start bowhunting in Colorado, from equipment to where to bowhunt to how to hunt in Colorado. Registration required. More (under "Outdoor Skills Workshops").
  • August 1. Colorado Day. Free Admission to all State Parks. Colorado Parks & Wildlife. Colorado was first recognized as a state Aug. 1, 1876. Celebrate Colorado's birthday in nature with free entrance to Colorado's state parks on Monday, August 1. Park entrance fees are waived, but activities like fishing and camping will still require a valid license and permit. More.
  • August 2, 17. Backpacking Basics for Women. REI Lakewood Aug. 2), REI Westminster (Aug. 17). 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Let's face it. When it comes to backpacking, there are questions and concerns that are unique to women. Join an REI backpacking expert for answers, tips and gear recommendations just for you. Lakewood: more, registration required. Westminster: more, registration required.
  • August 3, 10, 16, 23. Gourmet Camp Cooking. REI Denver (Aug. 3), REI Englewood (Aug. 10), REI Westminster (Aug. 10), REI Boulder (Aug. 16), REI Lakewood (Aug. 23). 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. If your camp meals have been following the same old pattern, join us for some insight into putting the gourmet back in your camping experience. We'll break down some of the components of great meals and translate how to bring them into the outdoors. Denver: more, registration required. Englewood: more, registration required. Westminster: more, registration required. Boulder: more, registration required. Lakewood: more, registration required.
  • August 4. Introduction to Archery Class. Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Colorado Springs. 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Learn how to get the whole family into archery! This FREE workshop will give you the knowledge of how to choose a bow, and practical shooting advice from an expert. Try your skills out in our indoor archery range. For children and adults 4 years old and up! More (under "Outdoor Skills Workshops").
  • August 4, 23. Best Local Fall Hikes. REI Denver (Aug. 4), REI Boulder (Aug 23). 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Join our experts as they reveal their favorite fall hikes and help you plan an escape to cooler temperatures and fall colors on a day-hike. You will learn about trip planning, essential items, safety precautions, local resources and places to go. Denver: more, registration required. Boulder: more, registration required.
  • August 4. Clinic: Favorite Local Hikes. L.L.Bean Lone Tree. 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Looking for some great local places to hike and explore? Join our experts to learn about local parks, preserves and other hidden gems you can hike all year long. After a brief introduction, our knowledgeable staff will tell you about five of the area's best hikes, outlining the trail's location, length, difficulty, terrain and notable highlights. More (under "Event Calendar"), registration required.
  • August 4, 31. Find Your Park. REI Boulder (Aug. 4), REI Colorado Springs (Aug. 31). 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. New to town? Looking to explore the great outdoors more in your own area? Join REI as we help you Find Your Park and discover the best spots to recreate locally along with the first-hand knowledge you will need to enjoy your time on the trails. Boulder: more, registration required. Colorado Springs: more, registration required.
  • August 4/13. A Taste of Backcountry Angling. Colorado Parks & Wildlife with Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. Colorado's backcountry streams and lakes offer a lifetime of fishing opportunity for anglers willing to explore. But hiking into these high-country fisheries can be daunting for those who have never done it before. This two-part clinic is designed for intermediate anglers and will offer presentations on fly and lure selection, casting techniques, back country gear, navigation and backcountry values. Aug. 4, classroom session, 6 to 9 p.m. at the CP&W Denver office, 6060 Broadway, Denver. Aug. 13, backcountry event, a full day of angling with guides and a lunch time break for preparation of and cooking up wild trout, Urad State Wildlife Area, Empire.  More, registration required.
  • August 6. Noxious Weed Knock-Out. Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge northeast of Denver. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Come assist Refuge staff by removing some of our most wanted weeds! Plants such as mullein, musk thistle and houndstongue are trying to take over and we need your help! All ages are welcome to come get their hands dirty! We will be weeding for 1-1.5 hours so please be sure to wear closed-toe shoes, long pants and bring water. The Refuge staff will provide all other supplies including gloves.  More.
  • August 6. Sleep Better Outdoors. L.L.Bean Lone Tree. 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. You may not have packed the kitchen sink, but do you sometimes wish you had brought your bed? Join our camping experts as they share their knowledge about sleeping under the stars. We will have a variety of sleeping bags, cots, sleeping pads, and hammocks on hand to try out while our experts will share some tips and tricks to ensure you are not the first one up because you didn’t sleep all night. More (under "Event Calendar"), registration required.
  • August 6, 13, 20, 27. Fly Fishing Class. Cabelas Grand Junction. 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Instruction will begin in the fly shop where outfitters will share tips on fly rods, reels, lines, leaders, tippets and flies. You will get an introduction into entomology and learn which flies to use and when. The class will move outdoors where proper fly casting technique will be taught. All equipment will be provided. More (under "Upcoming Store Events").
  • August 8, 15. Intermediate Fly-Tying. Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Denver. 6:30 p.m. You must make a reservation to take this class and can do so by calling Bass Pro Shops at 720-385-3600 and ask for the White River Fly Shop. This class is limited to up to 10 students. Students are responsible for providing their own tools and materials. Pre-requisite: Fly Tying for Beginners course. More (under "Outdoor Skills Workshops").
  • August 9. Clinic: Kayak Essentials. L.L.Bean Lone Tree. 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Curious about kayaking? Our in-store clinic is a great way to become familiar with the essential equipment and basic techniques of kayaking – without ever getting wet! More (under "Event Calendar"), registration required.
  • August 9, 16, 23. Beginner Fly-Tying. Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Denver. 6:30 p.m. You must make a reservation to take this class and can do so by calling Bass Pro Shops at 720-385-3600 and ask for the White River Fly Shop. This class is limited to up to 10 students. Students are responsible for providing their own tools and materials. More (under "Outdoor Skills Workshops").
  • August 10. Aggressive Elk Hunting. Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Denver. 6:30 p.m. Join our Pro Staff Nathan Zelinsky of Tightline Outdoors for this workshop. Learn how to be successful 100% of the time! More (under "Outdoor Skills Workshops").
  • August 11. Clinic: Stand-Up Paddleboarding Essentials. L.L.Bean Lone Tree. 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Curious about stand-up paddleboarding? Our in-store clinic is a great way to become familiar with the essential equipment and basic techniques of paddleboarding – without ever getting wet!. More (under "Event Calendar"), registration required.
  • August 11/25. Colorado Hunter Education 2 Part Internet Course Conclusion Class. Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Denver. $10. Colorado approves three online hunter education courses. Students complete the classroom portion online, and MUST attend a conclusion class, which includes Colorado Specific Regulations, a Live Fire exercise and Test. The class has two sessions and both are mandatory. Registration required. More (under "Outdoor Skills Workshops").
  • August 11, 18. Backpacking Basics II: What's Inside Your Pack. REI Colorado Springs. 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. So you have your backpack loaded with all the "necessary" items for your next backpacking trip. Still think you might be carrying too much? Join REI for this small group session on how to cut weight and tailor your gear to best suit your needs. Aug. 11: more, registration required. Aug. 18: more, registration required.
  • August 13. Big Game Classic Events. Cabelas Grand Junction. 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Workshops on backcountry navigation tips, backcountry meals on the go, field dressing big game. More (under "Outdoor Skills Workshops").
  • August 13. The Masked Bandit. Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge northeast of Denver. 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. Join a naturalist and meet the Refuge’s live black-footed ferrets. Discover how this fragile species was brought back from the brink of extinction and why ferrets were released into the wild at the Refuge. You’ll also get a chance to see the ferrets have their mid-morning snack! More.
  • August 13. Waterfowl Hunting. Cabela's Thornton: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Come learn about waterfowl hunting with Steve Shelton, Cabela’s Pro Staffer, waterfowl hunter, big game hunter, recreational shooter and proud NRA member. More (under "Upcoming Store Events").
  • August 13. Summer Hike-N-Bird. Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge northeast of Denver. 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. Calling all birders from novice to expert. Look for the Refuge’s feathered friends while getting some exercise! This hike explores woodland, wetland, and prairie habitats. Please be comfortable hiking up to 3 miles. More.
  • August 13. Pack It Properly. L.L.Bean Lone Tree. 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Packing a backpack becomes a science when you consider the physics of weight and balance. Join our expert team for hands-on assistance with essential packing techniques. More (under "Event Calendar"), registration required.
  • August 13, 14. Sighting In. Cabela's Lone Tree. 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Check out all the gear, tips and tactics you need for a successful day at the range for firearms and archery. Plus, we'll share local shooting opportunities in our area. More (under "Upcoming Store Events").
  • August 13, 14. After the Shot: Game Packing and Retrieval. Cabela's Lone Tree. 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. From game carts to packs, we will demonstrate a variety of options and share our know-how so you can get your animal from the field to the freezer with less strain on your back. More (under "Upcoming Store Events").
  • August 16. Clinic: How to Pack for Kayak Camping. L.L.Bean Lone Tree. 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Planning a kayak camping trip and wondering how you're going to fit all that gear into your kayak's bulkheads? Our experts will help you determine what gear you'll need, demonstrate how to use it and show you the best way to pack it so it all fits. More (under "Event Calendar"), registration required.
  • August 18. Clinic: Smartphone Photography for the Outdoors. L.L.Bean Lone Tree. 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Today's adventurers don't leave home without their smartphones – why not take advantage of the built-in camera? Join us to discover proper techniques and settings to take the best pictures of your outdoor experiences. Registration required. More (under "Event Calendar").
  • August 20. Colorado Trail One Day Maintenance Project. Copper Mountain area. 6:30 a.m. Sponsored by the Colorado Mountain Club. This one day project about 3/4 miles beyond the Guller Creek bridge involves repairing a small section of trail (approximately 50') which continually has water running through and under the trail making for a somewhat muddy mess. Our main job would be to install a rock turnpike as well as combine some rock pitching with it to further harden the trail. We'll also be installing water drainage dips to shed water from the trail location and add a drainage ditch on the up-hill side to catch any residual water flowing from the hillside. More.
  • August 20/21. Colorado Hunter Education Class. Cabelas Thornton and Colorado Parks & Wildlife's Hunter Education facility. Two days. $10. Hunter education cards will be awarded to students upon successful completion of the course, which includes attending all class sessions and passing a written test and live fire. Rifles and ammunition for the live fire will be provided. No personal firearms or ammunition are allowed. More (under "Upcoming Store Events").
  • August 21. Amazing Antlers - The Velvet Tour. Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge northeast of Denver. 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Did you know antlers are the fastest growing tissue in any mammal or that the amount of daylight can determine annual antler growth? Learn more about bucks in velvet with a naturalist and then spend time in the field spotting and photographing these magnificent mulies. More.
  • August 23. Clinic: Introduction to Trail Running. L.L.Bean Lone Tree. 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Trail running is a great way to get fit, get outdoors and enjoy some amazing local trail networks. Join our experts as they show you all the skills and equipment you'll need to make the most out of every trail run. More (under "Event Calendar"), registration required.
  • August 24. GoPro Video Editing Basics -- with GoPro Studio. REI Grand Junction. 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Now that you have your GoPro, how do you edit and share your videos? GoPro Studio video editing software can help you get there. Join us for an inside look at GoPro's revamped video editing software and get ready to make your videos "POP". Bring your laptop with GoPro Studio and video files to edit. More, registration required.
  • August 25. Clinic: Spin Casting 101. L.L.Bean Lone Tree. 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. A spin-casting outfit is considered to be the best outfit for both adults and youngsters looking to get a start in fishing. We will look at the reel and rod combinations, review the operation and maintenance of the equipment, as well as look at the popular spinning reel. We will then discuss the appropriate uses of each so you are better prepared for your next outing. More (under "Event Calendar"), registration required.
  • August 27. Lovell Gulch Trail #706 Maintenance Project. Woodland Park area. 8:00 a.m. Sponsored by the Colorado Mountain Club, Pikes Peak Group. This year we will be working on the area around the main stream crossing, and some eroding slopes on the "stem" of the trail. More.
  • August 27. Keep Bears Wild. Cabela's Lone Tree. 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Learn to recognize signs of bears, and prepare yourself to avoid and deter them. From repellent sprays to bear resistant storage, we'll share our knowledge of the area and show you products that can help keep you safe. More (under "Upcoming Store Events").
  • August 27-28. Fall Great Outdoors Days. Cabelas Grand Junction. 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Training sessions on field-training your dog, introduction to fly fishing and casting, calls of the wild - big game tactics and strategies, backcountry navigation tips. More (under "Upcoming Store Events").

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