Community Sports Calendar


Private Pitching Instruction: With former Bend Elks and minor league player Dave McKae; pitching and hitting instruction; video analysis optional; $40 for 40-minute lesson or $55 for 1-hour video analysis; 541-480-8786;


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;

Central Oregon Basketball Organization Clinics: Sundays, through Oct. 21; 6 p.m.-8 p.m.; Mountain View High School, Bend; $49 for all three sessions; register through the Bend Park & Recreation District; 541-389-7275.

Summit Central Oregon Basketball Organization Youth Basketball Clinics: Open to kids in grades five through eight; Sundays, Oct. 14-28; 6 p.m.-8 p.m.; Summit High School, Bend; $50 for all three sessions; contact Jon Frazier at to register.

Summit Girls Central Oregon Basketball Organization Tryouts: For girls in grades five through eight; grades five and six, Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 29-30, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. both days; grades seven and eight, Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 29-30, and Thursday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. all days; Cascade Middle School, Bend; players are expected to attend all sessions for their grade level; Ryan Cruz, 503-348-8449,

Raven Youth Basketball: For boys in grades five through eight living in the Ridgeview High School attendance boundaries; tryouts on Tuesday, Oct. 30, and Thursday, Nov. 1; 6 p.m.-8 p.m.; Ridgeview High School, Redmond; boys who make the teams will compete in Central Oregon Basketball Organization and regional tournaments; $100 (for season); Nathan Covill; 541-504-3600, ext. 6248;

Bitty Ball: For boys and girls in kindergarten through grade two; Saturdays, Nov. 3-Dec. 15; Sky View Middle School, Bend; players shoot at 8-foot baskets and play five-on-five on shorter courts; registration deadline is Saturday, Oct. 14; $43 park district residents, $58 otherwise; 541-389-7275;

Boys Youth Hoops: Grades three through eight; games (double headers) on Saturdays, Nov. 10-Dec. 22, at Elton Gregory Middle School, Redmond; practices twice per week on weekdays as determined by volunteer coaches; reigstration deadline is Thursday, Oct. 5; $59; 541-548-7275;

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 Tuesday, Nov. 27; $54 park district residents, $73 otherwise; 541-389-7275;

Middle School Basketball: For boys and girls in grades six through eight in Bend-La Pine Schools; boys league is Nov. 1-Dec. 21, and girls league is Jan. 14-March 12; emphasis on skill development, participation, sportsmanship and fun; practices and games will take place on weekdays; uniform tops provided; boys registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 15; girls registration deadline is Thursday, Dec. 27; walk-in registration only; $54, scholarships available; 541-389-7275;


Silver Striders Guide Service: One to two guided hikes per week in three national forests with a trained naturalist; geared toward those age 50 and older; all hikes through Saturday begin at 9 a.m.; $20 for first hike, $25 otherwise;; 541-383-8077;

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;;


Diane’s Horseback Riding: For beginning riders ages 7-14; Saturdays, through Oct. 27; 1 p.m.-2 p.m.; Diane’s Riding Place, Bend; learn proper horse care, how to cinch a saddle and ride; horses and tack provided; wear weather-appropriate clothing; $100;; 541-548-7275.

ADAPTIVE HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS: Age 9 and older; Saturday; 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.; taught by certified riding instructor Diane Schmidt; horse and tack available for each rider; learn about proper horse care and how to mount and ride a horse; dress for the weather, class is outside; $40; 541-548-7275;


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.

Adaptive Archery: Age 8 and older; Wednesdays, Oct. 10-Dec. 12 (except Oct. 31 and Nov. 21); 5 p.m.-6 p.m.; Top Pin Archery, 1611 S.W. First St., Unit D, Redmond; all equipment provided; $8 per class; 541-548-7275;

Acrovision Taekwondo: Age 6 and older; Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 16-Nov. 8; 7-8 p.m.; RAPRD Activity Center, Redmond; students will train in a complete martial arts system; uniforms are required and will be available for purchase; $69; 541-548-7275 or

Deschutes Mat Club Wrestling: All youths in grades one through eight welcome; Monday, Oct. 22-Saturday, Feb. 2; age divisions for kids in grades one through three and four through eight; in-person registration available 5 p.m.-7 p.m. today at Bend High School and Thursday at Mountain View High School; $115-$165 for season; registration is ongoing throughout the season; online registration and more information available at

Martial ARts Seminar: With Brazilian jiujitsu instructor Marcelo Alonso; Friday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-noon; High Desert Martial Arts, 2535 N.E. Studio Road, Bend; all styles and levels welcome; $35 for one day, $60 for both days; 541-647-1220;

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.


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;


Bend Pickleball Club: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Larkspur Park (Bend Senior Center) on Reed Market Road, Bend,; 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,; 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,; weekly play schedules also available at The Racquet Shoppe in Bend;;


The Great Pumpkin Race: Saturday; 9 a.m.; Brookswood Meadow Plaza, Bend; 5K run and kids 1-mile fun run; costume-friendly; proceeds go toward Elk Meadows Elementary School; $5-$20;

CORK Cross-Country Series: Tuesdays, Oct. 16-30; Old Mill District, Bend; courses will be 5 to 6 kilometers in length; registration starts at 5 p.m.; $5 per race;

Fall Girls Night Out: Thursday, Oct. 18; 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.; FootZone, downtown Bend; $5;; 541-317-3568.

Fall Run: Saturday, Oct. 20; 8 a.m.; Kahneeta High Desert Resort, village front gate; $8-$15; registration available on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Community Wellness Center, Warm Springs;

SD’s Down & Dirty Half and Dirty 10K: Sunday, Oct. 21; 9 a.m.; Seventh Mountain Resort, Bend; half marathon and 10K trail runs; field size limited to 500; $20-$40;

Learn to Run : Next three-week session begins Saturday, Oct. 27; 9 a.m.; FootZone, downtown Bend; includes instruction in proper running gear and running/walking form, reference manual and training materials, and mentor support; $50-$55; register online or in the store;;

Monster Dash 5K: Sunday, Oct. 28; 10 a.m.; Highland Elementary School, Bend; 5K run and kids 1-mile run; benefit for Angel Flight West; costume-friendly; $12-$30;; registration available at

Lord’s Acre: Saturday, Nov. 3; Powell Butte Christian Church, Powell Butte; 9 a.m; 10k run and 5K run/walk; $15-$20 (technical T-shirts available for $15); Dave Pickhardt;; 541-977-3493.

Happy Dirty Girls: Saturday, Nov. 3; 8 a.m.; Sisters; half marathon and 5K trail runs; field limited to 250 participants; $35-$75;

Veterans Day/Marine Corps Birthday Run: Saturday, Nov. 10; 9 a.m.; City Hall, 710 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 5K run and 1-mile walk; fundraiser for Disabled American Veterans; $15-$21;; 541-350-8512; entry form available at

I Like Pie: Thursday, Nov. 22; 9 a.m.; start is directly behind FootZone in downtown Bend, on Brooks Alley; untimed 2K, 5K and 10-mile runs; recommended $5 cash or check and five cans of food for Neighbor Impact; pie for participants;; 541-317-3568.

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; 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;; 541-639-5953.

Snow sports

Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation Winter Sports Swap: Saturday; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; new location this year, 149 S.E. Ninth St., just south of Bend High School field; 541-388-0002;;

Fall Grooming Equipment Fundraiser and Snow Dance: Sunday; 3 p.m.-6 p.m.; Aspen Hall, Shevlin Park, Bend; dinner, drinks, live music and raffle; proceeds go toward the purchase of new grooming equipment for Virginia Meissner Sno-park; $10 entry, includes meal and a drink; raffle tickets $5 each or $40 for 10;

Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation Alpine, Nordic, Freeride Fall Dryland Training: Started in early September; 541-388-0002;;

Bend Endurance Academy Nordic Fall Conditioning Program: Ages 11-14; Wednesdays, Oct. 10-Nov. 11; 1 p.m.-4:15 p.m.; five-week program aims to improve strength, coordination and flexibility for the upcoming nordic ski season; transportation provided from area middle schools;; 541-678-3864; enroll online at

Bend Ski Club Meeting: Monday; 7 p.m.; Pappy’s Pizzeria, Bend; near the Bend Fred Meyer; two guest speakers; all are welcome; 541-382-1772.

Bend Endurance Academy Nordic Fall Ladies (NFL): Women age 18 and older; Tuesdays through Nov. 6; 9:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.; designed for women who wish to improve their overall ski fitness through organized and professionally coached dryland training sessions; open to ladies of all abilities and will focus on skill and fitness building in a fun, social atmosphere;; 541-678-3864; enroll online at

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;

Nordic Youth Club: Ages 7-11; Saturdays and/or Sundays weekends, Dec. 8- Feb. 24; includes a camp during winter break; introduces basic skate and classic techniques through games and adventures; transportation provided;

Middle School Nordic Development Team: For middle schoolers ages 11-14; Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 14-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;

High School Nordic Development Team: For high schoolers ages 14-18; weekday or weekend enrollment options, Nov. 14- 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;

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;

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; or 541-678-3864; enroll online at


Soccer Stars: Ages 6-8; Tuesdays, today-Oct. 23; 3:45 p.m.-4:30 p.m.; RAPRD Activity Center, Redmond; skill-based classes working on dribbling, passing and scrimmaging; shin guards and gym shoes recommended, no cleats allowed; $20; 541-548-7275;

PeeWee Soccer Level I and II: Ages 3-5; Level I is Wednesdays, Oct. 10-24; 11 a.m.-11:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.-1 p.m. and is for beginners; Level II is Thursdays, Oct. 11-25 and is for those with previous Peewee class experience; 3:45-4:15 p.m.; RAPRD Activity Center, Redmond; $17; 541-548-7275;

Soccer Open Play (Adult): Age 14 and older; no cleats, but shinguards required; $7; Friday nights; coed 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., men 8:30 p.m.-10 p.m.; Cascade Indoor Soccer, Bend; 541-330-1183;;


High Desert yellowJackets: For girls ages 8-12 interested in playing softball during the 2013 season; 12U division is for players born on or after Jan. 1, 2000; 10U division is for players born on or after Jan. 1, 2002; Jeremy (12U), 541-325-3689; Missy (10U), 541-647-0636;

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;; 541-480-9593.


Adaptive Swim Lessons: All ages; for swimmers with disabilities; instructional staff is trained in adaptive aquatics and instruction techniques for patrons with developmental disabilities; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Oct. 15-Nov. 2; 5:30 p.m.-6 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, Redmond; $32; 541-548-7275;

Waterbabies: Basic water skills for infants and toddlers; ages 6 months through 3 years; games and challenges; parent participation; next session is Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Oct. 15-Nov. 2; 6 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, Redmond; $32; 541-548-7275;

Aqua Kids Swim Lessons: Ages 3-5 and 6-11; next session is Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Oct. 25-Nov. 2; 5:30 p.m.-6 p.m. and 6 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, Redmond; $32; 541-548-7275;

Precomp Kids: Grades one through eight; advanced swim-lesson program that serves as a feeder for Cascade Aquatic Club; must be able to swim one length of crawl stroke with side breathing and one length of backstroke in a level position; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Oct. 15-Nov. 2; 5:30 p.m.-6 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, Redmond; $32; 541-548-7275;

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,


Bend High School Volleyball Camp: For girls in grades three through eight; Friday (no-school day); 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. for grades three through five; noon-3 p.m. for grades six through eight; Pilot Butte Middle School, Bend; $22 park district residents, $30 otherwise; players should take knee pads and a water bottle; space limited; register at; 541-389-7275.

Oregon Volleyball Academy Informational Meeting: Sunday, Oct. 28; 5 p.m.-6 p.m.; Pappy’s Pizzeria, Bend; for the 2012-13 season; meeting for local and travel teams that will cover tryouts, schedule and costs, and will include a question-and-answer period; 541-419-1187;;


Walk “Live” Classes: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 4:15 p.m.-4:45 p.m. on Mondays; 10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; Redmond Grange; indoor 2-mile walks; $5 per class; 541-993-0464;

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