Get Out This Weekend: 9/25 – 9/27

Sunset sail, nature photography lessons, trailblazing race

SAIL INTO THE SUNSET: End the week with a cocktail and snacks aboard the schooner Seaward. Watch the sunset from the deck as you take in the sights of the the bay -- from the bay. The Call of the Sea tour pushes off at 6 p.m. Friday from the Bay Model Visitors Center in Sausalito. Tickets are $40.

FREE PHOTOGRAPHY LESSONS: See what it takes to be a fabulous nature photographer. Join a docent for an indoor class then move outside for hands-on lessons on how to make your pictures really stand out. Bring plenty of water and wear comfortable walking shoes. And oh yeah, bring your camera -- any kind will do. Meet at the Barn at 372 Manila Drive at Camino Verde in San Jose Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Bring comfortable walking shoes, water and sun protection. Call 408-355-2240 for reservations.

TRAILBLAZER RACE: Lace up your running shoes for the 2009 Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Trailblazer Race in Mountain View Sunday. There's a 10k run and 5k walk open for everyone. Register at 7:30 for the 8:30 a.m. start time at the Microsoft campus.

Photo by R McNicholas

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