Outdoors calendar for Dec. 11, 2013

Published Dec 11, 2013 at 12:01AM

CLIMBING

Rock Monkeys Tuesdays or thursdays: Beginner rock climbing class for kids ages 7 to 12; $75 to $95 per month, includes gym membership; through June; 4-5:15 p.m.; Bend Rock Gym, Bend; 541-388-6764; info@bendrockgym.com.

youth rock climbing mondays and wednesdays: Designed for intermediate to advanced climbers looking to hone their skills.; $95 to $110 per month, includes gym membership; through June; 4-5:30 p.m.; Bend Rock Gym, Bend; 541-388-6764; info@bendrockgym.com.

FISHING

Central Oregon Bass Club: New members welcome; 7-9 p.m.; meets on the first Tuesday of each month; Abby’s Pizza, Redmond; www.cobc.us.

Deschutes Chapter of Trout Unlimited: For members to meet and greet and discuss what the chapter is up to; 6 p.m.; meets on the first Monday of each month; Oregon Natural Desert Association offices, Bend; 541-306-4509, communications@deschutestu.org, www.deschutestu.org.

Bend Casting Club: A group of fly anglers from around Central Oregon who are trying to improve their casting technique; 6-8 p.m.; club meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month; location TBA; 541-306-4509 or bendcastingclub@gmail.com.

The Sunriver Anglers Club: 7 p.m.; meets on the third Thursday of each month; Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic & Recreation Center; www.sunriveranglers.org.

The Central Oregon Flyfishers Club: 7 p.m.; meets on the third Wednesday of each month; Bend Senior Center; www.coflyfishers.org.

HUNTING

Learn the art of tracking animals: Guided walks and workshops with a certified professional tracker to learn how to identify and interpret tracks, signs and scat of the animals in Central Oregon; 8 a.m. to noon; two or more walks per month; $35; 541-633-7045; dave@wildernesstracking.com, wildernesstracking.com.

The Bend Chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association: 7 p.m.; meets the second Wednesday of each month; King Buffet, Bend; ohabend.webs.com.

The Ochoco Chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association: 7 p.m.; meets the first Tuesday of each month; Prineville Fire Hall; 541-447-5029.

The Redmond Chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association: 7 p.m.; meets the third Tuesday of each month; Redmond VFW Hall.

central oregon chapter rocky mountain elk foundation: Meets certain Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at VFW Hall in Redmond; Jan. 8 and 22, Feb. 5 and 19, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2 and 9; big game banquet April 12; 541-447-2804 or facebook.com at RMEF Central Oregon.

paddling

KAYAK roll sessions: Noninstructed at indoor pool at Juniper Swim & Fitness Center in Bend; Sundays from 4:05-6 p.m.; runs through the end of May; $12 for in-district, $16 otherwise; register at bendparksandrec.org or call 541-389-7665.

RUNNING

Polar Bear Fun Run and Wellness Expo: Fourth annual fundraiser for St. Thomas Academy in Redmond; 5K and 10K run/walk through Dry Canyon; a free wellness expo will take place inside the gymnasium; entry fees start at $30; Jan. 11, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., race starts at 10:30 a.m.; 541-548-3785; stthomasacademy@bendbroadband.com; www.redmondacademy.com.

SNOW SPORTS

dirksen derby: Snowboard rally race at Mt. Bachelor’s Sunrise Lodge; Dec. 13-15; the banked slalom event is a fundraiser for Tyler Eklund, a Bend snowboarder who was paralyzed a few years ago in a snowboarding accident; entry fees are $35 in advance online or $45 the day of the event; derby elites are $100 in advance online; nine different divisions offered; for more information or to register, visit www.mtbachelor.com.

ski and snowboard basics: REI in Bend will offer a free ski and snowboard basics class on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 6 p.m.; REI Outdoor School Instructors will outfit participants with equipment and clothing, while Mt. Bachelor Ski School instructors will present their Ride and 5 and Evolution ski programs; 541-385-0594.

SHOOTING

Area trap club turkey shoots: Bend Trap Club on Saturday, Dec. 14; Paulina Gun Club on Saturday. Dec. 14; Paisley Gun Club on Sunday, Dec. 15; Jefferson County Trap Club on Saturday, Dec. 21; Redmond Rod & Gun Club on Sunday, Dec. 22; contact 541-382-7515.

Family Archery Classes: At the Bend Bowmen indoor facility, 20114 Knott Road in southeast Bend; biweekly classes that start Monday, Jan. 13; 5:30-6:30 p.m. or 6:45- 7:45 p.m.; free; all Equipment provided by Traditional Archers of Central Oregon for a biweekly program teaching families basic archery skills; limited enrollment, some age restrictions; first class mandatory for all participants; 541-480-6743.

COSSA kids: Coaches are on hand to assist children; rifles, ammo, ear and eye protection are provided; parent or guardian must sign in for each child; fee for each child is $10; 10 a.m.; third Saturday of each month; Central Oregon Shooting Sports Association range, milepost 24, U.S. Highway 20, Bend; Don Thomas, 541-389-8284.

Bend Bowmen Indoor archery League: Traditional league; Wednesday evenings; Lenny at 541-480-6743; indoor 3-D league Thursday; 7 p.m.; Bruce at 541-410-1380 or Del at 541-389-7234.

Bend Trap Club: Trap shooting, five-stand and skeet shooting; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Thursdays and Sundays; milepost 30, U.S. Highway 20, Bend; Bill Grafton at 541-383-1428 or www.bendtrapclub.com.

Central Oregon Sporting Clays and Hunting Preserve: 13-station, 100-target course and five-stand; 10 a.m. to dusk Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to dusk Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 9020 S. U.S. Highway 97, Redmond; www.birdandclay.com or 541-383-0001.

Redmond Rod & Gun Club: Archery, pistol, rifle, skeet, sporting clays and trap; club is open to the community and offers many training programs; 3 miles east of Redmond on the north side of state Highway 126; www.rrandgc.com.

Pine Mountain Posse: Cowboy action shooting club; second Sunday of each month; Central Oregon Shooting Sports Association range, milepost 24, U.S. Highway 20, east of Bend; 541-318-8199, www.pine mountainposse.com.

Horse Ridge Pistoleros: Cowboy action shooting with pistols, rifles and shotguns; 10 a.m.; first and third Sunday of each month; Central Oregon Shooting Sports Association range, milepost 24, U.S. Highway 20, east of Bend; 541-408-7027 or www.hrp-sass.com.

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