Outdoor activities around Southern Nevada

HIKES

Red Rock Canyon: On Monday, join a naturalist and a geologist on a moderate, three-mile hike in Oak Creek Canyon; for ages 10 and older. On Wednesday, come along on a moderate, 3.3-mile hike to the First Creek Grotto that will include two breaks to sketch pictures of wildflowers; for ages 12 and older. Paper and colored pencils will be provided. On May 13, go on an easy, one-mile hike on Discovery Trail. Also on May 13, the wildflower series heads to La Madre Spring on a moderate, five-mile hike; for ages 10 and older.

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, call (702) 823-2355 or visit the club’s website, www.aroundthebendfriends.com.

OTHER PROGRAMS

Red Rock Canyon: On Tuesday, create a masterpiece in an art class for ages 15 and older. Also on Tuesday, view types of 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, help clean up a trail. On Saturday, Dr. Bob Peloquin will share his knowledge of venomous animals of the Mojave Desert.

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

For more information, call (702) 515-5367.

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