First built by Arctic indigenous peoples, kayaks have been around for thousands of years. Local youth can learn how to paddle modern versions of these ancient vessels at the Junior Rangers: Learn How to Kayak on the Russian River event, hosted by the Sonoma County Regional Parks Association. Instructors will teach kids ages 7–13 paddling techniques, safety guidelines, and how to “read the river.” The paddle will be held on June 10, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., and will start at the Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach in Healdsburg. The fee is $15 and registration is required. Parking is $7 or free for Regional Parks members. Register at tinyurl.com/95mzet9d or at parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov. Interested in a grown-up kayaking trip? Check out Kayaking with the Dragons of Sonoma County, a paddle that will involve a discussion about dragonflies. The event will take place on June 12, 9–11 a.m., at Spring Lake Regional Park in Santa Rosa. Kayaks, paddles, safety gear, and instruction will be provided. The fee is $25; parking is $7 or free for Regional Parks members. Register at tinyurl.com/yysv2kx9 or at parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov.