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Outdoor notebook: Join Chris Waddell at premiere of 'One Revolution'

Published May 9, 2011 10:03 am

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The premiere of the movie "One Revolution" will be held in Park City on May 13 at 7 p.m. at the Eccles Center. Filmmakers followed Chris Waddell, paralyzed from the waist down, as he became the first person to reach the top of Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro (19,298 feet) with hand power alone. Waddell, a former Paralympic medalist now residing in Park City, will be in attendance. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $100 and include preferred seating and an after-event party. Tickets available at http://www.tickets.ecclescenter.org. Watch a trailer of the video at http://www.one-revolution.org

BLM Fee-Free Days

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has announced it will waive recreation-related fees for visitors to the National System of Public Lands on June 21 , Sept. 24 (National Public Lands Day) and Nov. 11-13 (Veterans Day holiday weekend). Individual day-use fees at BLM recreation sites and areas will be waived on those dates, but other fees will still be required.

Free Shooting Days

The Cache Valley Pubic Shooting Range in Logan is holding free shooting days and demonstrations May 13 and 14. Expert shooters, dressed as cowboys, will be demonstrating their skills on a course with stationary and pop-up targets. A reduced fee will be charged for those wanting to use the shotgun range. Free instruction will be provided and some equipment will be on hand for public use. The event will run from 3-8 p.m. on May 13 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 14. Call 435-753-4600 for more information.

Cabins at Hyrum State Park

Hyrum State Park in Cache Valley has two log cabins now available for overnight rental. Each cabin sleeps up to eight people and is furnished with two log-style bunk beds, a table and chairs, power, heat, air conditioner, microwave, and refrigerator. Each cabin also offers a picnic table, barbecue grill, shared water tap and reserved parking. Cost is $60 per night. Visit stateparks.utah.gov/reservations or call 801-322-3770 for more information.

Free REI clinics

REI clinics are free, but registration is suggested. Contact the stores directly to save a seat: Salt Lake (801-486-2100), Sandy (801-501-0850).

• The Family Adventure Fun Fest is Monday, May 9, from 4-8 p.m. at the Salt Lake store, 3285 E. 3300 South, East Millcreek. Events include access to the climbing wall, a free REI Family Adventure Journal, a tent challenge, proper helmet fitting and information about places to hike, bike or camp.

• The Salt Lake store is holding a GPS basics clinic Tuesday, May 10, at 7 p.m. Participants receive a basic overview of the features and functions of a GPS unit. Instruction includes GPS setup, capturing waypoints, working with coordinates, and waypoint navigation.

• REI staffer Jon Higgins will provide vital information on getting started in mountain biking Thursday, May 12, at 7 p.m. at the Sandy store, 10600 S. 230 West. Learn the different styles of mountain biking, equipment, basic skills and where to ride.

Utah State Park events

May 12 • The Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum in Vernal is holding a presentation on the "Green River Formation" at 7 p.m. The free lecture is by National Park Service Paleontologist Arvid Aase on the Paleoclimate of the Green River Formation. 435-789-3799

May 12 • Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum in Blanding is holding a photography presentation: at 6:30 p.m. with Dave Manley. His photographs reveal petroglyphs and pictographs, archaeological sites and landscapes of southeast Utah. 435-678-2238

May 14 • Dead Horse Point State Park near Moab is holding a presentation on bats at 9 p.m. in the visitor center amphitheater. 435-259-2614

May 14 • Snow Canyon State Park near Ivins is holding a Lava Tube Hike at 9 a.m. The two-mile round-trip hike provides a chance to explore the unique formations of a lava tube. Space is limited and registration required. 435-628-2255

May 14 • Antelope Island State Park is holding a presentation on the early inhabitants of Utah by archeologist Joel C. Janetski at 2 p.m. 801-773-2941

To get your event listed, email the info to brettp@sltrib.com or mail it to Brett Prettyman, The Salt Lake Tribune, 90 S. 400 West, Suite 700, Salt Lake City, UT 84101.