Outdoor Journal

Gently down the stream: The Asheville Rowing Club will hold a “Learn to Row” class on Saturday, June 9, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the club’s boathouse on Lake Julian.  Visit www.ashevillerowing.org for details and registration. For more information, call Cindy at 337-3011 or Neil at 230-5268.

Opie’s got Heelys on: Your kid fishes for free next month, when the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with Progress Energy, the U.S. Forest Service, Bass Pro Shops and local sponsors, holds statewide events in celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week.

This year the little ones will have a little advantage – prior to the event, the commission will stock fish at many of the sites, from aloof trout in cold mountain waters to pouty channel catfish and spry bluegill in public waters across the rest of the state. Participants 15 years old and younger can register to win a variety of prizes, including a lifetime saltwater/freshwater fishing license, valued at $450. Say, kids – that’s a lot of fishin’.

The local event will be held on the sparkling waters of Lake Powhatan on Saturday, June 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For details, call 877-5086.

Sweat equity: A race as famous as the Shut-In Ridge Trail Run doesn’t just happen of its own accord, you know. With that in mind, the event’s coordinator, the Lower Arden Track Club, is now accepting sponsorships for this year’s event.

The monster run has taken place each November since 1979, and follows a nearly 18-mile course from Bent Creek to the top of Mount Pisgah. This year’s date will be announced soon.

For sponsorship information, contact Jonathan Poston at AshevilleOutdoorAdventure@gmail.com . To learn more about the race, visit www.lowerardentrackclub.com

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