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Wednesday Walkers 8:00 am
Wednesday Walkers @ Fremont SRA
Aug 1 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Meet outside the park office and we’ll walk through the park to look for birds and wildflowers, take photos and do nature journaling – wherever nature leads us. Every Wednesday through October 10th, except for[...]
Learn to Hunt Camp 8:30 am
Learn to Hunt Camp @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Aug 1 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Students will learn the fundamentals of safe and successful hunting, including hunting techniques, firearm handling and marksmanship, species identification, tree stand safety, and conservation principles. Students will gain hands-on experience with modern bowhunting equipment and[...]
Family Fishing Event – Grand Island, Mormon Island (Lake 1) 6:00 pm
Family Fishing Event – Grand Island, Mormon Island (Lake 1) @ Mormon Island, Lake 1
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for Family Fishing! Look for our colorful fishing trailer where we will have rods and reels to borrow, bait and certified fishing instructors ready to help. No experience necessary. The event is free.[...]
Family Fishing Event – York, Recharge Lake 6:00 pm
Family Fishing Event – York, Recharge Lake @ Recharge Lake
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for Family Fishing! Look for our colorful fishing trailer where we will have rods and reels to borrow, bait and certified fishing instructors ready to help. No experience necessary. The event is free.[...]
Introduction to Shooting 6:00 pm
Introduction to Shooting @ Platte River State Park
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bring the whole family* to the range this summer and learn to shoot. This class is intended for those new and novice shooters wanting to shoot in a family friendly educational facility. Participants will learn[...]
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Learn to Hunt Camp 8:30 am
Learn to Hunt Camp @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Aug 2 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Students will learn the fundamentals of safe and successful hunting, including hunting techniques, firearm handling and marksmanship, species identification, tree stand safety, and conservation principles. Students will gain hands-on experience with modern bowhunting equipment and[...]
Family Fishing Event – Gibbon, Windmill Lake SRA (Lake 2) 6:00 pm
Family Fishing Event – Gibbon, Windmill Lake SRA (Lake 2) @ Windmill SRA, Lake 2
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for Family Fishing! Look for our colorful fishing trailer where we will have rods and reels to borrow, bait and certified fishing instructors ready to help. No experience necessary. The event is free.[...]
Family Fishing Event – Lincoln, Holmes Lake 6:00 pm
Family Fishing Event – Lincoln, Holmes Lake @ Holmes Lake
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for Family Fishing! Look for our colorful fishing trailer where we will have rods and reels to borrow, bait and certified fishing instructors ready to help. No experience necessary. The event is free.[...]
Family Fishing Event – Norfolk, Skyview Lake 6:00 pm
Family Fishing Event – Norfolk, Skyview Lake @ Skyview Lake
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for Family Fishing! Look for our colorful fishing trailer where we will have rods and reels to borrow, bait and certified fishing instructors ready to help. No experience necessary. The event is free.[...]
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Becoming an Outdoors Family Ponca State Park 5:30 pm
Becoming an Outdoors Family Ponca State Park @ Ponca State Park
Aug 3 @ 5:30 pm – Aug 5 @ 8:00 am
Becoming an Outdoors Family Ponca State Park @ Ponca State Park
Join us for a Becoming an Outdoor Family (BOF) Camp at Ponca State Park, Ponca, NE. NGPC’s BOF camp is designed for new and novice campers who are looking to get started camping but need[...]
Summer Fun Days
Summer Fun Days @ Ponca State Park
Aug 3 all-day
Friday, August 3 9:00 –11:00 am Introduction to Archery – An introductory course on archery will be offered at the Eric Wiebe Shooting Complex. All equipment is provided. Archery participants must be 5years old. Meet[...]
Family Fishing Event – North Platte, Iron Horse Lake 6:00 pm
Family Fishing Event – North Platte, Iron Horse Lake @ Iron Horse Lake
Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for Family Fishing! Look for our colorful fishing trailer where we will have rods and reels to borrow, bait and certified fishing instructors ready to help. No experience necessary. The event is free.[...]
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Summer Fun Days
Summer Fun Days @ Ponca State Park
Aug 4 all-day
Saturday, August 4 9:00 —11:00 am Introduction to Archery — An introductory course on archery will be offered at the Eric Wiebe Shooting Complex. All equipment will be provided. Archery participants must be 5 years[...]
Youth Shoreline Fishing Tournament- Louisville 8:30 am
Youth Shoreline Fishing Tournament- Louisville @ Louisville SRA
Aug 4 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Registration: Opens at 8:30 am Rules Review: 9:40 am Fishing Times: 10am-12pm Prizes for 1st-3rd places. Ages 4-7 fish with parent help. Ages 8-11 fish with minimal parent help. Ages 12-15 (parents can watch). Bring[...]
Hooked For Life – McCook, Medicine Creek Reservoir (Trail 3) 10:00 am
Hooked For Life – McCook, Medicine Creek Reservoir (Trail 3) @ Medicine Creek Reservoir (Harry Strunk Lake) Trail 3
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join us at Medicine Creek Reservoir State Recreation Area on August 4 from 10:00-2:00 for our kids fishing event called “Hooked for Life”! More information to come! A Park Entry Permit is required.
Kids’ Fishing Clinic at Calamus SRA 10:00 am
Kids’ Fishing Clinic at Calamus SRA @ Calamus SRA
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us at Gracie Creek trout pond at Calamus SRA where we will be teaching kids how to fish for trout. Equipment will be provided or bring your own. Parents, if you are planning to[...]
Living History – Focus on the Native Traditions on the Council Bluff before 1812 10:00 am
Living History – Focus on the Native Traditions on the Council Bluff before 1812 @ Fort Atkinson State Historical Park
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:45 pm
Living History - Focus on the Native Traditions on the Council Bluff before 1812 @ Fort Atkinson State Historical Park
Join us at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park on August 4-5 for Living History – Focus on the Native Traditions on the Council Bluff before 1812. Among the activities for this weekend is a flyover of[...]
National Park Service – Mobile Ranger Station 10:00 am
National Park Service – Mobile Ranger Station @ Niobrara State Park
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join us at Niobrara State Park on August 4 from 10am-2pm for National Park Service – Mobile Ranger Station. Explore their “Visitor Center on Wheels” at the Buffalo Cookout Pavilion. A Park Entry Permit is[...]
Going Batty! 8:00 pm
Going Batty! @ Wildcat Hills Nature Center
Aug 4 @ 8:00 pm
The Wildcat Hills Nature Center is pleased to offer Wildcat Weekends! A variety of programs will be offered at the Wildcat Hills Nature Center on the second Saturday of the month (*unless otherwise noted). Best[...]
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25th Annual Nebraska Star Party!
25th Annual Nebraska Star Party! @ Merritt Reservoir State Recreation Area
Aug 5 all-day
Join other stargazing enthusiasts for the 25th Annual Nebraska Star Party! August 5-10, 2018 At Snake Campground – Merritt Reservoir – Valentine, NE  (27 miles South of Valentine) For more details contact www.nebraskastarparty.org A Park[...]
Summer Fun Days 9:00 am
Summer Fun Days @ Ponca State Park
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Sunday, August 5 9:00—11:00 am Slingshots — Try your hand at hitting targets with pebbles using a real slingshot. Participants must be 5 years or older. Meet at the Eric Wiebe Shooting Complex. Cost is[...]
Living History – Focus on the Native Traditions on the Council Bluff before 1812 10:00 am
Living History – Focus on the Native Traditions on the Council Bluff before 1812 @ Fort Atkinson State Historical Park
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:45 pm
Living History - Focus on the Native Traditions on the Council Bluff before 1812 @ Fort Atkinson State Historical Park
Join us at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park on August 4-5 for Living History – Focus on the Native Traditions on the Council Bluff before 1812. Among the activities for this weekend is a flyover of[...]
Waterfowl Hunting/Cold Water Hypothermia Safety Class 10:00 am
Waterfowl Hunting/Cold Water Hypothermia Safety Class @ Niobrara State Park
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us at Niobrara State Park on August 5 from 10am-12pm for Waterfowl Hunting/Cold Water Hypothermia Safety Class. Located at the swimming pool. Bring your chest waders, hunting gear, etc.… and practice water safety in[...]
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25th Annual Nebraska Star Party!
25th Annual Nebraska Star Party! @ Merritt Reservoir State Recreation Area
Aug 6 all-day
Join other stargazing enthusiasts for the 25th Annual Nebraska Star Party! August 5-10, 2018 At Snake Campground – Merritt Reservoir – Valentine, NE  (27 miles South of Valentine) For more details contact www.nebraskastarparty.org A Park[...]
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25th Annual Nebraska Star Party!
25th Annual Nebraska Star Party! @ Merritt Reservoir State Recreation Area
Aug 7 all-day
Join other stargazing enthusiasts for the 25th Annual Nebraska Star Party! August 5-10, 2018 At Snake Campground – Merritt Reservoir – Valentine, NE  (27 miles South of Valentine) For more details contact www.nebraskastarparty.org A Park[...]
Summer NASP League 5:00 pm
Summer NASP League @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Aug 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Don’t leave archery behind for the summer. Join us for NASP league and you can practice every week… for prizes! If you were a member of public, private, parochial, or homeschool club during the 2017-2018[...]
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25th Annual Nebraska Star Party!
25th Annual Nebraska Star Party! @ Merritt Reservoir State Recreation Area
Aug 8 all-day
Join other stargazing enthusiasts for the 25th Annual Nebraska Star Party! August 5-10, 2018 At Snake Campground – Merritt Reservoir – Valentine, NE  (27 miles South of Valentine) For more details contact www.nebraskastarparty.org A Park[...]
Family Fishing Event – McCook, Red Willow Reservoir 6:00 pm
Family Fishing Event – McCook, Red Willow Reservoir @ Red Willow Reservoir
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for Family Fishing! Look for our colorful fishing trailer where we will have rods and reels to borrow, bait and certified fishing instructors ready to help. No experience necessary. The event is free.[...]
Introduction to Shooting 6:00 pm
Introduction to Shooting @ Platte River State Park
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bring the whole family* to the range this summer and learn to shoot. This class is intended for those new and novice shooters wanting to shoot in a family friendly educational facility. Participants will learn[...]
Red Willow Family Fun Nights 6:00 pm
Red Willow Family Fun Nights @ Red Willow State Recreation Area
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Join us at Red Willow State Recreation Area for Red Willow Family Fun Nights! Spend the evening with a cookout as well as fishing, archery, kayaking, a scavenger hunt and more! June 13, 27 |[...]
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25th Annual Nebraska Star Party!
25th Annual Nebraska Star Party! @ Merritt Reservoir State Recreation Area
Aug 9 all-day
Join other stargazing enthusiasts for the 25th Annual Nebraska Star Party! August 5-10, 2018 At Snake Campground – Merritt Reservoir – Valentine, NE  (27 miles South of Valentine) For more details contact www.nebraskastarparty.org A Park[...]
Early Bird Catches the Worm and Tracks!
Early Bird Catches the Worm and Tracks! @ Lewis & Clark SRA
Aug 9 all-day
8:00am: Early Bird Catches the Worm – Look up to the sky.  What do you see? Chances are you will see birds, and a lot of them! Birds are everywhere around us and learning to[...]
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25th Annual Nebraska Star Party!
25th Annual Nebraska Star Party! @ Merritt Reservoir State Recreation Area
Aug 10 all-day
Join other stargazing enthusiasts for the 25th Annual Nebraska Star Party! August 5-10, 2018 At Snake Campground – Merritt Reservoir – Valentine, NE  (27 miles South of Valentine) For more details contact www.nebraskastarparty.org A Park[...]
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Powwow
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Powwow @ Niobrara State Park
Aug 10 all-day
Join us at Niobrara State Park August 10-12 for the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Powwow. A Park Entry Permit is required.
Pollinator Superheroes 3:00 pm
Pollinator Superheroes @ Lewis & Clark SRA
Aug 10 @ 3:00 pm
When you hear the word “superhero” what do you think of? Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman? Come learn about the most important superheroes – pollinators!  Meet at the park office. Free. Download Flyer: Lewis & Clark[...]
Archery at Fremont Lakes 6:00 pm
Archery at Fremont Lakes @ Fremont SRA
Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Archery is a great exercise and also lots of fun! Come and discover a new outdoor activity. We’ll provide bows, arrows, and basic instruction. Ages 8 and up.  Youth under 14 must be accompanied by[...]
Family Fishing Event – Kearney, Fort Kearney (Lake 6) 6:00 pm
Family Fishing Event – Kearney, Fort Kearney (Lake 6) @ Fort Kearney, Lake 6
Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for Family Fishing! Look for our colorful fishing trailer where we will have rods and reels to borrow, bait and certified fishing instructors ready to help. No experience necessary. The event is free.[...]
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Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Powwow
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Powwow @ Niobrara State Park
Aug 11 all-day
Join us at Niobrara State Park August 10-12 for the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Powwow. A Park Entry Permit is required.
Youth Shoreline Fishing Tournament- Memphis 8:30 am
Youth Shoreline Fishing Tournament- Memphis @ Memphis State Lake
Aug 11 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Registration: Opens at 8:30 am Rules Review: 9:40 am Fishing Times: 10am-12pm Prizes for 1st-3rd places. Ages 4-7 fish with parent help. Ages 8-11 fish with minimal parent help. Ages 12-15 (parents can watch). Bring[...]
Kayaking at Lewis & Clark SRA 9:00 am
Kayaking at Lewis & Clark SRA @ Lewis & Clark SRA
Aug 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join the National Park Service and the Park Naturalist for a fun morning of kayaking. Meet at the Burbach Jetty. Free. Download event flyer: Lewis & Clark SRA events Park entry permit required.
Animal Tracks 4:00 pm
Animal Tracks @ Fremont Lakes SRA
Aug 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Match the animal to its track. Make a track case to take home and start your own track book! Download event flyer: Animal Tracks Park entry permit required.
Perseid Meteor Shower at Fremont SRA 10:00 pm
Perseid Meteor Shower at Fremont SRA @ Fremont Lakes SRA
Aug 11 @ 10:00 pm
Join us to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower at Fremont Lakes SRA.  Meet at the middle beach on Lake 20 after dark to look for meteors, planets, and loads of stars. Download event flyer: Perseid[...]
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Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Powwow
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Powwow @ Niobrara State Park
Aug 12 all-day
Join us at Niobrara State Park August 10-12 for the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Powwow. A Park Entry Permit is required.
Family Fishing Event – Scottsbluff, Terry’s Pit 4:00 pm
Family Fishing Event – Scottsbluff, Terry’s Pit @ Terry's Pit
Aug 12 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for Family Fishing! Look for our colorful fishing trailer where we will have rods and reels to borrow, bait and certified fishing instructors ready to help. No experience necessary. The event is free.[...]
Republican Valley Archery 3D Shoot 5:00 pm
Republican Valley Archery 3D Shoot @ Red Willow State Recreation Area
Aug 12 @ 5:00 pm
Join us at Red Willow State Recreation Area’s Archery Range (north of McCook) for Republican Valley Archery 3D Shoots that are open to the public. Saturday, May 19 (Registration 2:00-2:30pm) Sunday, June 10 (Registration 3:00-3:30pm)[...]
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Wednesday Walkers 8:00 am
Wednesday Walkers @ Fremont SRA
Aug 15 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Meet outside the park office and we’ll walk through the park to look for birds and wildflowers, take photos and do nature journaling – wherever nature leads us. Every Wednesday through October 10th, except for[...]
Growing Up WILD Educator Workshop 1:00 pm
Growing Up WILD Educator Workshop @ Ruth Staples Child Development Lab
Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
This is a FREE Educator Workshop, but does require pre-registration.  To register please email monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov with your full name, phone number, and affiliation. Growing up WILD provides an early foundation for developing positive attitudes and[...]
Introduction to Shooting 6:00 pm
Introduction to Shooting @ Platte River State Park
Aug 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bring the whole family* to the range this summer and learn to shoot. This class is intended for those new and novice shooters wanting to shoot in a family friendly educational facility. Participants will learn[...]
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Lewis & Clark SRA 11:00 am
Lewis & Clark SRA @ Lewis & Clark SRA
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tracks! – Animals leave tracks everywhere they go. Join the park naturalist and take a look at all the different types of animal tracks and furs. Meet at the Park Office. Free. Download event flyer:[...]
Dutch Oven Bread 6:00 pm
Dutch Oven Bread @ Fremont Lakes SRA
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm
Bring a lawn chair and come join us for bread week!  Get ideas for Dutch oven baking. Samples and recipes!  Meet behind the park office. Download event flyer: Dutch Oven Bread Park entry permit required.
Stargazing 8:19 pm
Stargazing @ Eugene T. Mahoney State Park
Aug 17 @ 8:19 pm – 11:00 pm
Join us at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park for Stargazing May 18, June 22, July 20, August 17, and September 14, 2018. The Omaha Astronomical Society and Prairie Astronomy Club will set up powerful telescopes[...]
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3rd Annual Director’s Cup
3rd Annual Director’s Cup @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Aug 18 all-day
The Third Annual Nebraska Game and Parks Director’s Cup Archery Tournament will take place on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at 8 a.m. at the Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, 4703 N. 44th St.,[...]
Naturalist programming at Lewis & Clark
Naturalist programming at Lewis & Clark @ Lewis & Clark SRA
Aug 18 all-day
2:00 PM: When I grow up!– What do you want to be when you grow up? Just like you, animals change as they grow up! Come learn about a few of the ways baby animals[...]
Nebraska Fish and Fishing 11:00 am
Nebraska Fish and Fishing @ Fremont Lakes SRA
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am
Learn about Nebraska fish, practice casting, and make a fish print. Meet at the shelter behind the park office. Download event flyer: Nebraska Fish and Fishing Park entry permit required.
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Early Bird Catches the Worm 8:00 am
Early Bird Catches the Worm @ Lewis & Clark SRA
Aug 19 @ 8:00 am
8:00 AM: Early Bird Catches the Worm –Look up to the sky. What do you see? Chances are you will see birds, and a lot of them! Birds are everywhere around us and learning to[...]
Boating Safety Course – Lincoln (Option A) 9:00 am
Boating Safety Course – Lincoln (Option A) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
This is the OPTION A class.  This is a full 6-hour classroom course. NOTE:  Please bring a snack and a drink.
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Wednesday Walkers 8:00 am
Wednesday Walkers @ Fremont SRA
Aug 22 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Meet outside the park office and we’ll walk through the park to look for birds and wildflowers, take photos and do nature journaling – wherever nature leads us. Every Wednesday through October 10th, except for[...]
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Arrow Building and Broadhead Seminar by Nebraska Traditional Archers (NTA) 11:00 am
Arrow Building and Broadhead Seminar by Nebraska Traditional Archers (NTA) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Aug 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Traditional archery and specifically wood arrows have withstood the test of time. They’re beautiful reminders of the old days of archery and bow hunting. When assembled properly and fit to your bow’s specifics, wood arrows[...]
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Learn to Hunt – Dove 6:00 pm
Learn to Hunt – Dove @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Dove hunting offers some of the fastest shooting of the entire fall. This FREE workshop covers opportunities for hunting this sporty bird, hunting strategies, equipment and more. Designed to improve confidence and expand knowledge for[...]
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Wednesday Walkers 8:00 am
Wednesday Walkers @ Fremont SRA
Aug 29 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Meet outside the park office and we’ll walk through the park to look for birds and wildflowers, take photos and do nature journaling – wherever nature leads us. Every Wednesday through October 10th, except for[...]
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Niobrara-Verdigre Cougars Cross Country Invitational Hosted by Niobrara State Park 4:00 pm
Niobrara-Verdigre Cougars Cross Country Invitational Hosted by Niobrara State Park @ Niobrara State Park
Aug 30 @ 4:00 pm
Join us at Niobrara State Park on August 30 at 4pm as we host the Niobrara-Verdigre Cougars Cross Country Invitational. A Park Entry Permit is required.
Learn to Hunt – Bowhunting 6:00 pm
Learn to Hunt – Bowhunting @ Eugene T. Mahoney State Park - Theater
Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Bowhunting is a great way to take your archery experience to the next level. This FREE workshop is geared towards beginners and will cover everything you need to know to get started. Topics include equipment,[...]
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