Outdoors calendar


BIRD WATCHING

Green Ridge Migration Hawk Watch: Help High Desert Museum curators and the East Cascade Audubon Society count raptors as they migrate south; meet on Sept. 11 at 9 a.m. at the Indian Ford Campground near Sisters; free; 541-382-4754.

CYCLING

2014 DIRT DIVAS WOMEN’S MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDES: Mondays at 5:30 p.m.; Sept. 8, 22; meet at Pine Mountain Sports in Bend for a women’s-only group mountain bike ride where you’ll divide into groups based on riding levels and pedal to the trails from the shop; free; www.pinemountainsports.com.

GROUP MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE: Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.; Sept. 3, 17; meet at Pine Mountain Sports in Bend for a mountain bike ride for men and women of all abilities; divide into groups based on riding levels and pedal to the trails from the shop; free; www.pinemountainsports.com.

Road Cycling for Women: Wednesdays at 6 p.m. at Miller Elementary School in west Bend; free; 60-minute women’s road rides for all levels; led by former road racing Olympian and world champion Marianne Berglund; 541-647-8149.

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.

HIKING

Habitat for Humanity Walk: Jane Kirkpatrick leads this walk in Sunriver benefiting Newberry Habitat for Humanity; Sept. 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; starts at Sunriver Books & Music, 57100 Beaver Drive, Sunriver Village; $10 tickets; 3.1-mile route; 541-593-2525; sunriverbooks@sunriverbooks.com.

dESCHUTES Land Trust Walks + Hikes: Led by skilled volunteer naturalists, these outings explore new hiking trails, observe migrating songbirds, and take in spring wildflowers; all walks and hikes are free; registration available at www.deschuteslandtrust.org/events.

HUNTING

Hunters’ Sight-In Workshop: The Central Oregon Shooting Sports Association will host its annual Hunter’s Sight-In Workshop on Sept. 13-14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; range officers will provide assistance to adjust scopes or iron sights; $7 fee per gun for nonmembers, $5 for members; bring eye and ear protection; www.oregonshooting.com.

central oregon chapter rocky mountain elk foundation: Meets Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 17, Oct. 22, Nov. 19, and Dec. 3; VFW Hall, Redmond; 541-447-2804 or facebook.com at RMEF Central Oregon.

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.

MISCELLANEOUS

Women in the Outdoors Central Oregon: National Wild Turkey Federation’s program introduces women to outdoors skills; Sept. 20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Redmond Rod and Gun Club; classes in firearms, archery, dutch oven cooking, gardening, bike maintenance, self defense, and fly-fishing; $60 for adults, $35 for youth; register at tinyurl.com/wito2014; 541-610-8081; traceybryan@bendbroadband.com; facebook.com/wito.central.oregon.

Central Oregon Gun and Custom Knife-Makers Show: Oct. 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, North Sister room; $5; 541-610-3717.

paddling

Moonlight Canoe Tours: Offered during the evenings surrounding the full moon on Sept. 5-9, each night 7 to 11 p.m.; guided paddles on Cascade mountain lakes with Wanderlust Tours; $70 per person; 541-389-8359; wanderlusttours.com.

rafting

Raft n’ Brew: Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. Sun Country Tours partners with a different local brewery to present a Big Eddy rafting trip on the Deschutes River and a posttrip sampling of the brewery’s craft beers; adults 21 and older only; $53 per person; 541-382-6277; adventures@suncountrytours.com; www.suncountrytours.com.

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.

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.