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HIKES

Lake Mead National Recreation Area: On Saturday, join an easy two-mile late evening moonlight stroll along an old railroad supply route that overlooks the waters of Lake Mead (293-8990).

Red Rock Canyon: An evening walk on an excursion into the nocturnal world of Red Rock will be take place Saturday. On Aug. 17, there will be a moderate three-mile hike to Robber’s Roost and along the old CCC road that joined Kyle and Lee canyons (515-5367).

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 at Mount Charleston. They meet at the third floor (left side) of the east parking garage of Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive, for an 8:30 a.m. departure (228-0773).

Sierra Club: The Sierra Club will host a camping trip to Bryce Canyon on National Park Labor Day weekend, Aug. 29-Sept. 1. Most of the hikes will be on trails through the mazes in the canyon. The club has reserved a group campsite at Ruby’s Inn. The cost is $5.50 per person per day. For more information, contact 808-3855 or onecoolhike@yahoo.com.

BIKES

Las Vegas Valley Bicycle Club: Tuesday at 6:15 a.m. Meet at Einstein’s Bagels, 9031 W. Sahara Ave., for an easy-paced ride to Red Rock (e-mail: dgcasey@cox.net or call 379-3737). A 6:15 a.m. moderate to fast 15- to 20-mile road ride on Wednesday. Meet at the NuVision Cyclery on West Lake Mead Boulevard, between Rampart Boulevard and Scholar Lane (228-1333). There will be a 30-plus-mile, moderate and hilly ride Wednesday and Thursday at 7 a.m., and a 30- to 50-plus -mile grade ride on Saturday at 7 a.m. Meet behind Starbucks on West Charleston Boulevard and Town Center Drive. Friday at 6:15 a.m., meet at Einstein’s Bagels, 9031 W. Sahara Ave., for an easy-paced ride to Red Rock (e-mail dgcasey@cox.net or call 379-3737). Bring plenty of water for all rides.

The Desert Riders Club of Nevada: The Las Vegas Desert Riders Club of Nevada, a local chapter of the Honda Rider’s Club of America, meets at 9 a.m. the second Saturday of the month at Carter Power Sports, 6725 S. Decatur Blvd. All motorcycles are welcome (795-2000).

OTHER PROGRAMS

Lake Mead National Recreation Area: The National Parks Services will present a program about curbing urban light pollution to reclaim the Milky Way in Southern Nevada. The event will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd. (293-8990).

Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center: On Tuesday "Animals in the Desert" will be presented ongoing from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday’s events will include a 25-minute discussion on the history of Red Rock Canyon twice an hour from 9 a.m. to noon and a 30-minute discussion on the nocturnal primeval world of owls, ongoing from 9 a.m. to noon. Also on Friday, take a close look at the flora, fauna or geology of Red Rock and the surrounding Mojave Desert, ongoing from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (515-5367).

Las Vegas Astronomical Society: The Las Vegas Astronomical Society will have a special presentation from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Red Rock Canyon, including telescopes to view objects in the night sky. The gate will close at 8:30 p.m. (515-5367).

Boating Classes: The Las Vegas Sail and Power Squadron will present a public boating course for all interested boaters. here is no charge for instruction, however a small fee for course materials will be charged for each registered student. Classes will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 21 through Sept. 11. To register or for more information, call Clint Moore, 255-3590.

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