January is a perfect time of year to stay inside and keep warm, but for many outdoor enthusiasts that just doesn’t sound like much fun. Luckily, the following outdoor-related activities make for a perfect compromise! As you will probably notice, the theme of this month’s events are “Stay In and Learn!” Whether it’s tying flies or sharpening your hunting knife, there’s plenty of outdoor-related fun to be had indoors this month. Enjoy!
What: Boater Education Course
Where: Fisherman’s Marine and Outdoor, 1120 N. Hayden Meadows Drive, Portland
When: Jan. 15, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Contact: Leory Bentley, 503-629-2026
This informative class is mandatory for anyone looking to get an Oregon boater education card. What better way to spend a chilly Saturday than indoors learning about boating safety!
What: Fly-tying Clinic
Where: Northwest Flyfishing Outfitters, 10910 NE Halsey St., Portland
When: Jan. 15, 10 AM – noon
Prepare yourself for the winter steelhead season with this educational afternoon with flyfishing wiz Ted Neely. Bring your questions about flies, fishing equipment and techniques and prepare to pick the brain of a master.
What: Gun and Knife Show
Where: Clark County Fairgrounds, 17402 NE Delfel Rd., Vancouver
When: Jan. 15 & Jan. 16, 9 AM – 5 PM and 10 AM – 3 PM
Yes, it’s another installment of the wonderful gun and knife show! Featuring the best hunting knives and guns in the west, this show is a must for any hunting enthusiast.
What: Oregon Bass & Panfish Club
Where: East Portland Community Center, 740 SE 106h Ave.
When: Jan 27, 7 PM
This is a special edition of the monthly meeting because it features the 2010 fishing contest winners. If you or someone you know took part in the 2010 fishing contest, you definitely don’t want to miss this event.