Bend Elks Camps: Third of eight winter camps (mostly one-day camps) is Sunday, Dec. 9; Bend Fieldhouse, Bend; 9 a.m.-noon for players 12 and younger, 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. for players 18 and younger; with University of Oregon assistant coach Dean Stiles; $75; bendelks.com/Fieldhouse/Upcoming+Camps/default.aspx.
Bend Elks 12U Team Tryout: Saturday; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Bend Fieldhouse, Bend; for 11- and 12-year-olds interested in playing on the Bend Elks’ travel team; bendelks.com.
Pee Wee T-Ball Level I: Ages 3-5; Wednesdays, Nov. 28-Dec. 12; 11 a.m.-11:30 a.m. or 12:20 p.m.-1 p.m.; RAPRD Activity Center, Redmond; work on throwing, catching, base-running and hitting off of a tee; glove not needed; 541-548-7275; raprd.org.
Pee Wee T-Ball Level II: Ages 3-5; Thursdays, Nov. 29-Dec. 13; 11 a.m.-11:30 a.m. or 12:20 p.m.-1 p.m.; RAPRD Activity Center, Redmond; prerequisite is Level I class (see above); work on throwing, catching, hitting off of a tee and base-running; glove not needed; $17; 541-548-7275; raprd.org.
Bend Titans 14U Baseball Tryouts: Tryouts for boys (birthday after April 30, 1998) to play for competitive, tournament baseball team in spring/summer of 2013; Tuesday, Dec. 4 and Saturday, Dec. 8; for more information, contact Rod Davis at 541-647-7646 or titans14U@gmail.com.
Adult Open Gym: Age 18 and older; Mondays and Wednesdays through Dec. 19; 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; subject to school closures and activities; no drinks, besides water in water bottles, or food allowed; $3 per visit; 541-548-7275; raprd.org.
High School Basketball League: For players not participating in their high school basketball programs; one league for freshmen and sophomores, and one league for juniors and seniors; Sunday mornings, Dec. 2 through mid-March; Pilot Butte Middle School, Bend; recreational league with T-shirts, officials and scorekeepers provided; registration deadline is today; $54 park district residents, $73 otherwise; 541-389-7275; bendparksandrec.org.
PRESCHOOL TYKES HOOPS LEAGUE: For preschool age boys and girls; Saturday, Jan. 19-Saturday, Feb. 23; coed teams play three-on-three on shortened court with Grow-to-Pro hoops; emphasis on beginning skills, positive team/social interactions and fun; all abilities welcome; practices once a week at Elton Gregory Middle School, Redmond; participants must be 4 by registration deadline, Thursday, Dec. 13; $49; 541-548-7275; raprd.org.
KINDERGARTEN TYKES HOOPS LEAGUE: For boys and girls in kindergarten; Saturday, Jan. 19-Saturday, Feb. 23; coed teams play four-on-four on a half court with 8-foot hoops; focus on beginning basketball skills, positive team/social interactions and fun; all abilities welcome; practices once a week at Elton Gregory Middle School, Redmond; participants must be 5 by registration deadline, Thursday, Dec. 13; $49; 541-548-7275; raprd.org.
FIRST & SECOND GRADE TYKES HOOPS LEAGUE: For boys and girls in grades one and two; Saturday, Jan. 19-Saturday, Feb. 23; coed teams; league teaches basic skills, emphasis on fun and teamwork; all games on Saturdays, one or two practices per week determined by volunteer coaches; all abilities welcome; teams play half court with 8-foot hoops at Elton Gregory Middle School, Redmond; registration deadline, Thursday, Dec. 13; 49; 541-548-7275; raprd.org.
GIRLS YOUTH HOOPS LEAGUE: For girls in grades three through eight; Saturday, Jan. 19-Saturday, Feb. 16 emphasis on skills and fundamental development; games on Saturdays, twice per week and determined by volunteer coaches (coaches needed); games at Elton Gregory Middle School, Redmond; registration deadline, Thursday, Dec. 13; $59; 541-548-7275; raprd.org.
Middle School Basketball: For girls in grades six through eight in Bend-La Pine Schools; Jan. 14-March 12; emphasis on skill development, participation, sportsmanship and fun; practices and games will take place on weekdays; uniform tops provided; registration deadline is Thursday, Dec. 27; walk-in registration only; $54, scholarships available; 541-389-7275; bendparksandrec.org.
Sisters Shootout Series: Jan. 19-21, Feb. 16-18, Feb. 23-24; Sisters; for boys and girls teams in grades five through eight; four-game guarantee; $250-$275 per team; email@example.com; sistersshootout.com.
ROLLING RANCH IN sisters: Open for trail-course practice and shows; ongoing; $10 per horse; 69516 Hinkle Butte Drive, Sisters; Shari, 541-549-6962.
Natural Hoof Care Presentation: Sunday, Dec. 9; 4 p.m.-6 p.m.; Environmental Center, 16 N.W. Kansas Ave., Bend; presented by Ann Corso of LiberatedHorsemanship.com; $5 at the door; 541-504-7764.
Restore Proper Movement Yoga: Restorative yoga for busy athletes such as cyclists, runners and triathletes already training; no strength poses, just restorative yoga for active recovery; Mondays; 5 p.m.; Powered by Bowen, 143 S.W. Century Drive, Bend; 30 minutes; 5 points on Power Pass or $5 per class; 541-585-1500.
Deschutes Mat Club Wrestling: All youths in grades one through eight welcome; through Saturday, Feb. 2; age divisions for kids in grades one through three and four through eight; $115-$165 for season; registration is ongoing throughout the season; online registration and more information available at bendwrestling.com.
Youth Wrestling: For kids in grades three through eight; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays through Jan. 29; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Bend High School; $99 for park district residents, $134 otherwise; Bend Park & Recreation District, 541-389-7275, bendparksandrec.org.
Redmond Community Yoga: 7 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays; $49 per six weeks, drop-in available, beginner to intermediate levels; Rebound Physical Therapy, 974 Veterans Way, Suite 4, Redmond; 541-504-2350.
Winter Fencing: High Desert Fencing in Bend welcomes youths age 10 and older and adults for competitive training and fitness; Mondays, 4 p.m.-7 p.m., and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.; introductory coached fencing lesson on Mondays at 4:30 p.m. for new members; Randall, 541-389-4547; Jeff, 541-419-7087.
Open Roller Skating: For all ages and ability levels; $5 per skater (includes skate rental), children under 5 are free; Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.; Fridays, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. and 6 p.m.-9 p.m.; Saturdays, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. and 6 p.m.-9 p.m.; Sundays, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. 541-330-1183; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.cascadeindoorsports.com.
Bend Table Tennis Club: Evening play Mondays; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. (setup 30 minutes prior); beginner classes available, cost is $60; at Boys & Girls Club of Bend, 500 N.W. Wall St.; drop-in fee, $5 for adults, $3 for youths and seniors; open meeting today, 6 p.m. at McMenamins Old St. Frances School; Jeff at 541-480-2834; Don at 541-318-0890; Sean at 267-614-6477; email@example.com; www.bendtabletennis.com.
Kayak Roll Sessions: Sundays; 4:15 p.m.-6 p.m.; Juniper Swim & Fitness Center, Bend; sessions limited to 12 boats, advance registration recommended; boats must be clean, and paddles must be padded and taped; no instruction provided; $12 per boat for park district residents, $16 otherwise; 541-389-7275; bendparksandrec.org.
Kayaking: For all ages; weekly classes and open pool; equipment provided to those who preregister, first come, first served otherwise; Sundays, 4 p.m.-6 p.m., Cascade Swim Center, Redmond; $3; 541-548-7275; raprd.org.
Annual Christmas Kayak on the Deschutes: Friday, Dec. 7; 3:30 p.m., depart at 4:15 p.m.; back lawn of Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe, Bend; paddle the Deschutes River in boats decorated for the holidays; free; 541-317-9407; tumalocreek.com.
Freeze Your Fanny (Freezin’ for the Kids): Saturday, Dec. 29; 10 a.m.; Madras Aquatic Center, Madras; 5K run/walk and 500-yard swim options; donation to Juniper Junction Relief Nursery; Bud Beamer, 541-948-3321.
PLantar Fasciitis Clinic: Wednesday; 7 p.m.; FootZone, downtown Bend; with physical therapist Steve Leary of Hands On Physical Therapy; learn well-rounded approach to treating this injury; free; 541-317-3568; footzonebend.com.
Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis: Saturday; 11:40 a.m.; downtown Bend; 5K and kids run; $15-$25; online registration available through Nov. 27, in-person registration available at packet pick-up Nov. 29-30 and on race day; firstname.lastname@example.org; jinglebellrun.kintera.org.
Canyon Rumble Frozen Half and West Side Mile: Saturday, Dec. 8; 10 a.m.; Madras; half marathon trail race mostly located in Willow Creek Canyon; $25 (mile race is free); register at Madras Physical Therapy or https://sites.google.com/site/madrasrunners/canyon-rumble-frozen-half; 541-475-2571; email@example.com.
Screw Your Shoes Workshop: Thursday, Dec. 13; 6 p.m.-7 p.m.; FootZone, Bend; with local ultrarunner Jeff Browning; “winterize" a pair of running shoes with some studs, which won’t hurt the shoes and are removable; learn to do it yourself or have studs installed; 541-317-3568; footzonebend.com.
Snowshoe Running Group: Saturday mornings, Dec. 15-March 16; all running paces welcome; focus on fun and fitness; different trail/destination every week; free; facebook.com/groups/SnowshoeWithLaura; SnowshoeWithLaura@gmail.com.
Foam Roller Clinic: Sunday, Dec. 16; 9:45 a.m.; FootZone, downtown Bend; taught by Ashleigh Mitchell, CPT; learn basic myofacial release with a foam roller; bring yoga mat and foam roller if you own them; foam rollers available for purchase; limited to 15 participants; $5; register at FootZone; footzonebend.com.
Polar Bear Fun Run: Saturday, Jan. 12; 10 a.m.; Redmond; 5K run/walk and 10K run; routes start and finish at St. Thomas Academy and go through the Dry Canyon; proceeds will contribute toward education supplies for academy students; $25 individuals, $35 couples, $45 families; registration available online at redmondacademy.com or by calling 541-548-3785.
Grit Mental Strength for Athletes Clinic: Thursday, Jan. 24; 7 p.m.; FootZone, downtown Bend; with licensed therapist Melinda Halpern-Collins; learn about mental preparation for racing and training in sports; free, but sign up at footzonebend.com/events/gritmental-strength-for-athletes-clinic.
CORK Hot Chocolate Runs: Second Sunday of each month through February; 9 a.m.; Shevlin Park, Bend; low-key training runs of 5 or 7 miles for runners of all abilities; walkers welcome; enjoy hot chocolate, coffee and treats afterward; Dan and Kathy Harshburger, 541-312-0139; centraloregonrunningklub.org.
Redmond Oregon Running Klub (RORK): Weekly run/walk; Saturdays at 8 a.m.; all levels welcome; free; for more information and to be added to a weekly email list, email Dan Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org; follow Redmond Oregon Running Klub on Facebook.
Redmond Running Group: Weekly runs on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.; meet at 314 S.W. Seventh St. in Redmond for runs of 3 to 5 miles; all abilities welcome; free; email@example.com; 541-639-5953.
Moms Running Group: Tuesdays; 9:15 a.m.; contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Move It Mondays: Mondays at 5:30 p.m.; open to both genders and all paces; carpool from FootZone to trailheads when scheduled; email@example.com; 541-317-3568.
Good Form Running Level 1 and 2 Clinics: Level 1 is a free 90-minute clinic that uses drills and video to work on proper mechanics; see schedule online for Level 1 dates; Level 2 is offered the first Tuesday of every month with Dave Cieslowski of Focus Physical Therapy to help runners find their best form; clinic sizes limited; 541-317-3568; sign up at footzonebend.com/events/clinics; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Performance running group: 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays; with Max King; locations will vary; email@example.com; 541-317-3568.
Ask the Experts: Tuesdays; 6 p.m.; at FootZone; informal, drop-in Q-and-A session with a physical therapist; individual attention dependent on the number of attendees; firstname.lastname@example.org; 541-317-3568.
Noon Taco Run: Wednesdays at noon; meet at FootZone; order a Taco Stand burrito before leaving and it will be ready upon return; email@example.com; 541-317-3568.
Learn to Run Alumni Running Group: Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m.; meet at FootZone; easy, supportive and informal midweek running group; caters to slower paces and walkers/runners; free; firstname.lastname@example.org; 541-317-3568.
Weekly Runs: Wednesdays at 6 p.m.; Fleet Feet Sports Bend, 1320 N.W. Galveston Ave.; 3 to 5 miles; two groups, different paces; 541-389-1601.
Yoga for Runners: Wednesdays at 7 p.m.; at Fleet Feet Sports Bend, 1320 N.W. Galveston Ave.; $5 per session or $50 for 12 sessions; focuses on strengthening and lengthening muscles and preventing running injuries; 541-389-1601.
Functional Fitness Workout For Runners: Thursdays starting at 6 p.m. at FootZone of Bend, 845 N.W. Wall St.; personal trainer Kyle Will will help participants strengthen muscle groups to help avoid common injuries; $5; 541-330-0985.
Get Started Snowshoeing: Saturday; 9 a.m.-11 a.m.; Bend; introduction covers clothing, equipment, safety and destinations; day outing to practice; $30; 541-389-7275; EricD@bendparksandrec.org; bendparksandrec.org.
Middle School Nordic Development Team: For middle schoolers ages 11-14; Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays through March 10; participants to ski in small groups based on ability and improve classic and skate techniques in a fun, friendly atmosphere; includes camps during Thanksgiving and winter breaks; transportation provided; bendenduranceacademy.org.
High School Nordic Development Team: For high schoolers ages 14-18; weekday or weekend enrollment options through March 10; improve skiing efficiency by working with coaches and teammates in small group; participants are encouraged to fully participate in their high school nordic teams; includes camps during Thanksgiving and winter break; transportation provided; bendenduranceacademy.org.
Ski Wax Clinics: Tuesdays, Dec. 11, Jan. 1 and 15, Feb. 5 and 19, and March 5 and 19; 7:30 p.m.; Pine Mountain Sports, Bend; clinics will cover the basics on tuning and waxing skis; participants do not need to bring own equipment; free; call 541-385-8080 to sign up (required).
Tuesday Night Skate Ski: Beginning in November, depending on snow conditions; 6 p.m.; meet at Pine Mountain Sports in Bend and carpool to Virginia Meissner Sno-park; outings of 60-90 minutes; all abilities welcome; bring a headlamp and a few dollars for the donation box at the sno-park; skate ski demos available on a first-come, first-serve basis (come 30 minutes early and show a credit card and drivers licence); free; sign up required, call 541-385-8080.
She’s on Skis: Skate ski program for advanced beginner women and above; Session 1 is Wednesdays or Saturdays, Nov. 28-Dec. 22; Session 2 is Wednesdays or Saturdays, Jan. 2-Feb. 9; combined session also available; Mt. Bachelor ski area; $95-$295; 541-382-1709, ext. 2211; mtbachelor.com.
Dawn Patrol for Working Parents: With Dave Cieslowski; Wednesdays, Dec. 5-Feb. 14; 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; Mt. Bachelor ski area; limited to 10 advanced nordic skiers; weekly work on technique and specific workouts; $155-$175; 541-382-1709, ext. 2211; mtbachelor.com.
Nordic Youth Club: Ages 7-11; Saturdays and/or Sundays, Dec. 8-Feb. 24; includes a camp during winter break; introduces basic skate and classic techniques through games and adventures; transportation provided; bendenduranceacademy.org.
Mini Nordies: Development program for kids ages 3-6; for skate group and for classic group, Session 1 is Saturdays, Dec. 8, 15, and 29 and Jan. 5, and Session 2 is Saturdays, Feb. 2-23; classic group meets 11 a.m.-noon, teaches basic movements, no experience necessary; skate group is 1 p.m.-2 p.m., for skiers with some prior classic experience; for combined skate and classic group, Session 1 is Sundays, Dec. 9, 16, and 30, and Jan. 6, and Session 2 is Sundays, Feb. 3-24, 1 p.m.-2 p.m., for experienced beginners, such as those who participated last winter or who have prior formal ski instruction; participants must provide own skis, boots and poles; bendenduranceacademy.org.
Nordic Masters: For adults; Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday morning enrollment options; skate technique; Dec. 11-Feb. 17; join a lively, social group to improve skiing efficiency through successful technique progressions; bendenduranceacademy.org.
RAD Camps: For kids ages 7-17; trips for night skiing and snowboarding at Hoodoo Ski Area; Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 14-March 30; depart at 3:45 p.m., return at 10 p.m.; trips leave from Harmon Park, Bend; $40, includes transportation, lift ticket and pizza; email@example.com.
Babes in Snowland: Ages 4-5; Sundays, Dec. 16-Feb. 24; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Mt. Bachelor ski area; introduces kids to nordic skiing in a fun, safe environment; $175; 541-382-1709, ext. 2211; mtbachelor.com.
k’s for Kids: Ages 6-8; Sundays, Dec. 16-Feb. 24; 10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.; Mt. Bachelor ski area; skiers should be able to cover 5K in one hour; learn the Mt. Bachelor trail system and track distances covered; $125-$175; 541-382-1709, ext. 2211; mtbachelor.com.
Intros to Skate Skiing/Classic Skiing: Four-week programs start at the beginning of each month; for beginning nordic skiers; Mt. Bachelor ski area; $120-$160; 541-382-1709, ext. 2211; mtbachelor.com.
Ski Conditioning Class: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 a.m.; WillPower Training Studio, Bend; work on core strength, anaerobic conditioning, leg strength and more; 12 hour-long classes, $80; 541-350-3938.
Mt Bachelor Sports Education Foundation Alpine Skiing: Now accepting enrollments for alpine winter term and full-time athletes age 13 and older; 541-388-0002; firstname.lastname@example.org; mbsef.org.
Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation Nordic Skiing: Now accepting enrollments for Stevenson Youth Program, ages 7-11; middle school program, ages 11-14; winter term and full-time program, age 14 and older; 541-388-0002; email@example.com; mbsef.org.
Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation Freeride Ski and Snowboard: Now accepting enrollments for development program, ages 8-14; competition program, age 10 and older; full-time program, age 13 and older; call 541-388-0002; firstname.lastname@example.org; mbsef.org.
Bend Endurance Academy Mini Nordies: Ages 3-6; sessions during winter break and in February; introductory ski skills and fun games with small class sizes; four one-hour practices per session; bendenduranceacademy.org.
Nordic Competition Program: Ages 14-23; Tuesdays through Sundays through May 1; times vary; instruction in varying activities to improve strength, technique, coordination, agility and aerobic and anaerobic capacities with the goal to apply these skills to ski-racing environments; transportation provided; email@example.com or 541-678-3864; enroll online at bendenduranceacademy.org.
Cascade Alliance Softball Tryouts: Tryouts for 12U age division; Saturday; 4 p.m.-6 p.m.; Summit High School gym, Bend; open to all girls in Central Oregon; team will participate in tournaments in the spring and summer of 2013; ASA age eligibility is 12 years or younger on Jan. 1, 2013; wear gym-appropriate shoes; cascadealliance.org.
Cascade Alliance Softball: Cascade Alliance and Summit High School are teaming up to hold winter pitching and catching practice at the Summit High Gym in Bend; Sundays, Dec. 2 and 9, Jan. 6 and 27, Feb. 3, 10 and 24, and March 3 and 17; girls 12 and younger, 4 p.m.-5 p.m.; older girls, 5 p.m.-6 p.m.; pitchers must bring their own catchers and own “softie" softball; tennis shoes appropriate for gym use are required; cascadealliance.org.
High Desert yellowJackets Fundraiser: Proceeds to the 12U and 10U softball teams; Friday; 6 p.m.-midnight; VFW Hall #4108, 1836 S.W. Veterans Way, Redmond; spaghetti and salad dinner, silent auction, 50/50 and gun raffles, blackjack poker; children not permitted; dinner $10 per person, poker $30 per person; 541-325-3689; firstname.lastname@example.org; highdesertyellowjackets.com.
Skill Instruction: Age 10 and older; with Mike Durre, varsity softball coach at Mountain View High School; lessons in fielding, pitching and hitting; $30 per hour or $50 per hour for two players; email@example.com; 541-480-9593.