Weekend festivities, sporting tournaments, movie nights and more keep summer alive just a bit longer at our preserves.

Pickleball is the name of the game at Seaside Preserve in Oregon as they host their “Pickleball by the Seaside” event sponsored by the USA Pickleball Association (USAPA). The event is scheduled for the weekend of September 14-16 and is shaping up to be quite a tournament. For details, contact the preserve directly.

Pennsylvania’s Scotrun Preserve will host the Native American Tribal Organization for a three-day campout September 21-23. The organization will present tribal changes and perform ritual ceremonies.

Schedule a visit to California’s Lake Minden and pay tribute to the salmon. The 3rd Annual Calling Back the Salmon Celebration is scheduled for September 29. If you are interested in learning how you can positively impact the environment, then you will want to attend this event. Festivities bring the community, tribes and families together, offering a time and place on the Auburn Ravine for everyone to make a spiritual “call“ to the salmon. Throughout the day there will be live music, information and science booths, artisan crafts for children, fly tying and casting activities, and food and merchandise for sale. Held at McBean Park Pavilion, 65 McBean Park Drive, in Lincoln, just 18 miles from the preserve.

Take a step back in time and enjoy King Richard’s Faire while visiting Gateway to Cape Cod. The Faire runs through October 21 and features entertainment and exciting rides while skill games abound on the enchanted 80-acre site. Eight stages, acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, minstrels, dancers, fire eaters, puppeteers and even exotic tigers are here. Event is located at 235 Main Street, in Carver, Mass., just 15 miles from our Massachusetts preserve. Tickets at the gate are $27 for adults, $15 for children ages 4-11 and children under age 4 are free.

For a full listing of September events visit www.trailblazermagazine.net or check out the calendar in the September issue of TrailBlazer.