Do This Now: Editor-selected events at state, regional and local parks

  • Updated: May 8, 2014 - 2:32 PM

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1 Bird-watching trek
Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, May 10, 7-9:30 a.m.
Meet at the Rapids Lake Education and Visitor Center (in Carver) for a naturalist-led walk in search of warblers, flycatchers, sparrows, maybe even a tanager. Bring your binoculars. More information: 952-858-0715 or

2 Women’s fishing opener
Bryant Lake Regional Park, May 10, 8-11 a.m.
Everything you need to know to start fishing — how to handle various types of fish, how to prepare equipment, what kind of bait to use. All equipment provided, including a daily fishing license. Ages 12-plus. $15. Reservation required; 763-559-6700. More information: www.threerivers

3 Adapted archery
Carver Park Reserve, May 10, noon-2 p.m.
Designed for people with disabilities, this beginner’s course comes with all the necessary equipment (including bow stand), plus hands-on instruction from an experienced archer. Ages 8-plus. $8. Reservation required; 763-559-6700. More information:


4 Bird-banding demonstrations
Whitewater State Park, May 11, 12:30-2 p.m.
Join master bird bander Greg Munson for close-up encounters with birds. Eventgoers will have opportunities to handle and release birds that have been caught, studied and banded. More information: 507-932-3007 or

5 Canoe when the moon is full
Cleary Lake Regional Park, May 16, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
All equipment is provided for this guided group paddle on moonlit waters. Ages 5-plus. $8. Reservation required; 763-559-6700. More information:

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Cleveland - LP: T. Bauer 1 FINAL
Minnesota - WP: A. Swarzak 3
Cincinnati - LP: M. Leake 1 FINAL
Milwaukee - WP: K. Lohse 5
Kansas City - WP: W. Davis 2 FINAL
Chicago WSox - LP: Z. Putnam 1
Washington - LP: S. Strasburg 4 FINAL
Colorado - WP: J. De La Rosa 6
NY Mets - WP: B. Colon 3 FINAL
Seattle - LP: T. Walker 2
Detroit - WP: A. Sanchez 11 FINAL
Arizona - LP: T. Cahill 5
Los Angeles - LP: D. Haren 1 FINAL
Pittsburgh - WP: F. Liriano 6
San Francisco - WP: M. Bumgarner 3 FINAL
Philadelphia - LP: J. Papelbon 1
Texas - LP: Y. Darvish 1 FINAL
NY Yankees - WP: D. Phelps 2
Boston - LP: C. Buchholz 4 FINAL
Toronto - WP: R. Dickey 6
Miami - LP: N. Eovaldi 1 FINAL
Atlanta - WP: E. Santana 6
Tampa Bay - WP: A. Cobb 3 FINAL
St. Louis - LP: L. Lynn 0
San Diego - WP: I. Kennedy 8 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: T. Wada 3
Houston - LP: B. Peacock 7 FINAL
Oakland - WP: J. Chavez 9
Baltimore - LP: T. Hunter 2 FINAL
LA Angels - WP: J. Weaver 3
Chicago 1 FINAL
San Jose 5
Calgary 8:00 PM
Winnipeg 7/25/14 9:00 PM
Brt Columbia
Ottawa 7/26/14 6:00 PM
Toronto 7/26/14 9:00 PM
Winnipeg 7/31/14 6:00 PM
Toronto 8/1/14 6:00 PM
Brt Columbia 8/1/14 9:00 PM
Saskatchewan 8/2/14 6:00 PM
Connecticut 75 FINAL
Washington 89
New York 66 FINAL
Los Angeles 64
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