Central Oregon outdoors calendar

Published Mar 26, 2014 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 to 5:15 p.m.; Bend Rock Gym; 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 to 5:30 p.m.; Bend Rock Gym; 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

Pointing Dog Field Trial: Watch several breeds of pointing dogs perform and find birds with handlers and judges on horseback in this AKC-sanctioned field trial sponsored by the German Wirehaired Pointer Club of Central Oregon; free; dog entry fees apply; April 19-20, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Boyce Corral in Madras; 541-312-3183; j.proulx@yahoo.com; gwpcco.org.

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: 6:30 p.m.; meets Wednesdays on March 26, April 2 and 9 at the VFW Hall, Redmond; big game banquet is at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in Redmond on April 12 at 4:30 p.m.; 541-447-2804 or facebook.com at RMEF Central Oregon.

paddling

Riverhouse Rendezvous Whitewater Slalom Kayak Race: Sunday, March 30, at 10 a.m. in the Deschutes River behind the Riverhouse Convention Center and Hotel in Bend; paddlers divided by age group, type of boat and gender will test their skills and endurance on the quarter-mile whitewater course; race is part of the Northwest Cup Slalom Paddle Series and is a Junior Olympic qualifier; www.tumalocreek.com; 541-317-9407.

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

SHOOTING

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.

HIGH DESERT FRIENDS OF NRA: Meets every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Strawhat Pizza in Redmond through April 2; annual fundraising banquet will be March 29 at the Riverhouse Convention Center in Bend, this year’s guest speaker will be NRA President Jim Porter; find High Desert Friends of NRA on Facebook or call 541-974-3555 for more information.

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.pinemountainposse.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.