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Red Rock Canyon: Monday, moderate, 5-mile hike along the upper Telephone Canyon trail. Tuesday, the North Loop Star Hike, which is a moderate 3-mile evening hike to the North Loop Meadow at Mount Charleston. Bring binoculars and flashlight. On Wednesday, there will be an early evening, moderate 2.75-mile wildlife walk about at Red Rock Canyon. Wednesday, meet at the Upper Bristlecone Trailhead at 10 a.m. to take a short walk. Friday is a moderate 2.5-mile hike that gradually climbs to the remains of an old mine along of Stanley Springs. Saturday is the Corn Creek Spring Walk. This is an easy 1/2-mile walk to a major bird-watching area. Saturday is also a moderate, 2.5-mile hike to Calico Tanks, with a 500-foot elevation gain. Saturday will be an easy, 1/2-mile evening walk at Red Spring listening and looking for bats. Also Saturday, meet at 9 a.m. at the Mount Charleston Lodge for a walk through the Cathedral Rock Picnic area. Meet at the Cathedral Rock Trailhead at 10 a.m. for a hike to the top of Cathedral Rock (515-5467).

Around the Bend Friends: This group of people over 50, interested in hiking and related social activities, plans a three- to four-hour moderate hike each Saturday starting at 8:30 a.m. To learn more about the group and the meeting place for the hike, contact 228-0773, or the club’s Web site: www. aroundthebendfriends.com

OTHER PROGRAMS

Red Rock Canyon: On Wednesday, is Reading at the Rock for children ages 3-5. There will be a story about the plants and animals of the Mojave Desert. Afterward, children will be given the chance to discuss and draw a picture about what they have learned. On Saturday, there will be a summer art class for children 5 and older. Participants will use watercolors and paint. All supplies are included (515-5467).

Archaeo-Nevada Society along with the Bureau of Land Management invites volunteers to help with Red Rock Conservation projects. Visit www.archaeonevada.org.

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