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.
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today
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.
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.