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Naturalist Dave Murcia holds a paddle over his head while going over basic paddling techniques before a recent outing at Pride Lake in Scott County Park.

Yoga in the Park

WHEN: 10 a.m. today

WHERE: Vander Veer Botanical Park, 215 W. Central Park Ave., Davenport

DETAILS: Instructors from the Davenport-based studio, One Tree Hot Yoga, will lead the free class. Sessions are open to all ages and abilities. Bring a mat or a beach towel. Donations are welcome.

Hennepin Hoopla 

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today

WHERE: Milan

DETAILS: Explore the Hennepin Canal during this free family-friendly event. There will be booths and activity stations along the historic waterway at Locks 30, 31 and 32, where visitors can learn about nature, health and pollinators. For more details, go to bisawpa.org.

Building better birders

WHEN: 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16

WHERE: Rock Creek Marina and Campground, Camanche 

DETAILS: Board a 26-passenger boat for a free bird-watching cruise through the backwaters of the Mississippi River. Wildlife biologist Kelly McKay will lead the class. Participants also can partake in a hike after the cruise. To register, call 563-259-1876. 

Kayak experience

WHEN: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16

WHERE: Pride Lake, Scott County Park

DETAILS: Learn the basics of kayaking during a free outing with naturalist Dave Murcia, who will offer tips on paddling safety and technique. Scott County Conservation will provide equipment. Call 563-328-3286 to reserve a kayak seat. Dress appropriately and bring water.

Scouting Clays Classic

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 19

WHERE: Bi-State Sportsman's Association's shotgun shooting club, Colona

DETAILS: Teams of five can test their aim during this 100-target sporting clays competition. Registration costs $175 per person or $875 per team. Proceeds from the 20th annual event will benefit the Illowa Council, which oversees 82 Boy Scout troops in 13 Iowa and Illinois counties. For more information, including registration details, go to bit.ly/2tPN1J4.  

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