The Friends of the Canal will hold their monthly Hike the Canal outing May 19. This month’s hike will be from Bridge 62 to Lock 22 on the canal. Hikers are to meet at Lock 22 at 1:30 p.m. to be shuttled to Bridge 62 to begin the hike. Hikers need not be a member of the Friends to join in on any of the hikes, and there is no fee for the hikes. For more information, contact Ed Herrmann at firstname.lastname@example.org or (815) 664-2403 or visit www.friends-hennepin-canal.org. The next hike will be June 9 from Bridge 59 to Bridge 62.