BASEBALL Bend Elks Camps: Third of eight winter camps (mostly one-day camps) is Sunday; 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 Titans 14U Baseball Tryouts: Tryouts for boys (birthday after April 30, 1998) to play for competitive, tournament baseball team in spring/summer of 2013; today and Saturday; for more information, contact Rod Davis at 541-647-7646 or titans14U@gmail.com. BASKETBALL 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. 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: Three tournaments, Jan. 19-21, Feb. 16-17, 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. HIKING Silver Striders Guide Service: Two-week hiking trip to Banff and Jasper National Parks in Canada; July 25-Aug. 7; explore these parks and hike Alberta's best trails; trip geared toward those age 55 and older; firstname.lastname@example.org; 541-383-8077; silverstriders.com. Learn the Art of Tracking Animals: Guided walks and workshops with a professional tracker; ongoing; 8 a.m.-noon; learn to identify and interpret tracks, signs and scat of animals in the region; two or more walks per month; $35; 541-633-7045; email@example.com; wildernesstracking.com, HORSES Western Dressage Demo: Saturday; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Rakkan Equestrian Center, 60920 Larsen Road, Bend; with Mari Valceschini, who will demonstrate western and classical dressage and talk about training style and benefits of dressage; free; call Sharon Preston Horsemanship for reservations, 547-788-5858; Rakkan@bendbroadband.com; rakkanonline.com; sharonpreston horses.blogspot.com. Natural Hoof Care Presentation: Sunday; 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. ROLLING RANCH IN sisters: Open for trail-course practice and shows; ongoing; $10 per horse; 69516 Hinkle Butte Drive, Sisters; Shari, 541-549-6962. MISCELLANEOUS 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. Adult open play Roller hockey: Sundays, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.; $5; Cascade Indoor Sports, Bend; www.cascadeindoorsports.com; 541-330-1183. 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 (no play Dec. 24 and 31); 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, $3 for adults, $2 for youths and seniors; Jeff at 541-480-2834; Don at 541-318-0890; Sean at 267-614-6477; email@example.com; www.bendtabletennis.com. PADDLING Annual Christmas Kayak on the Deschutes: Friday; 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. PICKLEBALL Bend Pickleball Club: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon (approximately), Larkspur Park, 1700 S.E. Reed Market Road, Bend, weather permitting, firstname.lastname@example.org; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (beginner session 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays), Boys & Girls Club of Bend, $5 for first two hours for non-BPC members and $2 for second session, $3 and $1 for BPC members, respectively (beginner session is free), 16 players per session, sign up at signupgenius.com/go/508094EA8AB2AA75-pbplay; Wednesdays, 8 a.m.-10 a.m., and Saturdays, 8 a.m.-11 a.m.; Athletic Club of Bend (indoors), $15 drop-in fee (includes full club usage), 541-385-3062; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Valley View tennis courts, 3660 S.W. Reservoir Drive, Redmond, weather permitting, email@example.com; Mondays, 4 p.m.-6 p.m., indoor courts at Sage Springs Club & Spa, Sunriver, $7.50 drop-in fee (includes full club usage), call 541-593-7890 in advance to sign up, firstname.lastname@example.org; weekly play schedules also available at The Racquet Shoppe in Bend; oregonhighdesertpickleball.blogspot.com; email@example.com. RUNNING Canyon Rumble Frozen Half and West Side Mile: Saturday; 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; firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. 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. USA Track & field Coaches Level I School: Friday, Jan. 11-Sunday, Jan. 13; Redmond High School, Redmond; basic instruction in all track and field event areas, physiology, psychology, biomechanics and training theory; $75-$200; Scott Brown, 541-923-4800, ext. 2163; usatf.org/groups/coaches/education/schools/level1/2013/C13001797/index.asp. 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 email@example.com; 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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 541-639-5953. Moms Running Group: Tuesdays; 9:15 a.m.; contact email@example.com 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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 541-317-3568. Good Form Running Level 1 and 2 Clinics: Level 1, Tuesday, Dec. 11, free 90-minute clinic that uses drills and video to work on proper mechanics; Level 2, Tuesday, 7 p.m., with Dave Cieslowski of Focus Physical Therapy to help runners find their best form, $25; clinic sizes limited; 541-317-3568; sign up at footzonebend.com/events; email@example.com. Performance running group: 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays; with Max King; locations will vary; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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; 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. 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. SNOW SPORTS Par Fore the Course I: Saturday; 10 a.m.; Mt. Bachelor ski area; 3K, 5K and 10K freestyle distances; first in two-race series, with winners determined by improvement; $10-$25; mbsef.org/NordicRaces. MBSEF Classic: Sunday, Dec. 16; 10 a.m.; Mt. Bachelor ski area; 5K, 10K and 20K distances; classic technique mass start race; wooden ski class; $10-$25; mbsef.org/NordicRaces. Dirksen Derby Kickoff Party: Friday, Dec. 14; 6 p.m.-11 p.m.; Century Center, Bend; fundraiser for Bend snowboarder Tyler Eklund and kickoff to sixth annual Dirksen Derby Snowboard Rally Race at Mt. Bachelor ski area; music, broken snowboard art auction, raffle, food and beer; $5 suggested donation; suitable for all ages; 541-480-1414; heleosband.com/TylerEklund. 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 groups; participants are encouraged to fully participate in their high school nordic teams; includes camps during 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: 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 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. New Year's Day Relay: Tuesday, Jan. 1; 10 a.m.; Mt. Bachelor ski area; teams of three skiers; classic-skate-skate relay leg order; mbsef.org/NordicRaces. 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 Programs: Now accepting enrollments for alpine winter term (up to four days per week) and full-time (five days per week) programs; age 13 and older; 541-388-0002; firstname.lastname@example.org; mbsef.org. Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation Nordic Skiing Programs: Now accepting enrollments for Stevenson Youth Program, ages 7-11; 10-week and 17-week middle school programs, ages 11-14; winter term (up to four days per week) and full-time (five days per week) programs, age 14 and older; 541-388-0002; email@example.com; mbsef.org. Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation Freeride Ski and Snowboard Programs: Now accepting enrollments for freeride ski and freeride snowboard development programs (both one or two days per week), ages 8-14; freeride ski and freeride snowboard competition programs (up to four days per week), age 10 and older; full-time freeride ski and freeride snowboard programs, age 13 and older (five days per week); call 541-388-0002; firstname.lastname@example.org; mbsef.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. SOFTBALL 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. 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. 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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 541-480-9593. SWIMMING CSC Club Polo: With the Cascade Swim Club; Thursdays; 7:15 p.m.-8:25 p.m.; beginners through experienced players; drop-in fees apply; 541-548-7275. Redmond AREA PARK and RECREATION District Family swim night: 7:25 p.m.-8:25 p.m., Tuesdays, Cascade Swim Center, Redmond; adult must accompany anyone under age 18; $10 per family; 541-548-7275, raprd.org.