Outdoor activities around Southern Nevada

HIKES

Red Rock Canyon: On Monday, join a naturalist and a geologist for a moderate, 3½-mile hike from Oliver Ranch; for ages 10 and older. On Tuesday, explore the night sky on a moderate, three-mile full-moon hike to the Calico Tanks; for ages 10 and older. On Wednesday, bring a sketch book for a moderate, 3.3-mile hike to the First Creek grotto that will include a break to draw pictures; for ages 12 and older. On March 31, come along on a moderate, four-mile hike that highlights Red Rock’s wildflowers; for ages 10 and older.

For more information or to sign up for hikes, call 702-515-5367.

Around the Bend Friends: This group of people 50 and older who are involved in hiking and related social activities plans several hikes each week of various difficulty levels, including an easy-to-moderate social hike on Saturdays. To learn more about the group and the hikes that are offered, visit www.aroundthebendfriends.com.

OTHER PROGRAMS

Red Rock Canyon: On Tuesday, view some of the arachnids, reptiles, birds and mammals found in Red Rock in a tabletop exhibit from 11 a.m. to noon at the visitor center. On Friday, join a crew to help keep Red Rock clean. On Saturday, join other volunteers to help spruce up the visitor center landscape.

For more information, call 702-515-5367.

Archaeo-Nevada Society, along with the Bureau of Land Management, seeks volunteers to help with Red Rock Canyon conservation projects. Visit www.archaeonevada.org.

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