The Friends of the Canal will hold their monthly Hike the Canal outing Jan. 20. This hike will be on the feeder canal from Bridge 59 to Bridge 56. Hikers are to meet at Bridge 56 at 1:30 p.m. to be shuttled to Bridge 59 to begin the hike. There is no fee for the hikes. For more information, contact Ed Herrmann at (815) 664-2403 or visit www.friends-hennepin-canal.org.