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Bend Bucks Summer Camp: Monday-Friday, July 9-13, July 16-20, July 30-Aug. 3, Aug. 6-10; have a blast developing your baseball skills with the Bend Bucks, some of the best local high school and college players, as your instructors; for ages 7-14; 9 a.m.-noon; $150 per week or $30 per day; Vince Genna Stadium, SE Fifth Street and Roosevelt Avenue, Bend; www.bendelks.com/fieldhouse/upcoming-camps.
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Bend Parks & Recreation Elks Baseball Camp: July 2-4, July 24-26; a great chance to improve your game with the Bend Elks coaching staff and players. Bring your baseball glove, water and a snack each day; for ages 7-14; 8:30-11:30 a.m. July 2-4; 9 a.m.-noon July 24-26; $70 for BPRD residents, $84 for those outside the district; Vince Genna Stadium, SE Fifth Street and Roosevelt Avenue, Bend; www.bendelks.com/fieldhouse/upcoming-camps.
COBO “Little Dribbler” Camp: June 25-28; for boys and girls entering first through fifth grades; 9 a.m.-noon; $82 for BPRD residents, $98 for nonresidents; Mountain View High School, 2755 NE 27th St., Bend; www.cobobasketball.com.
COBO “Middle School” Camp: June 25-28; for boys and girls entering fifth through ninth grades; 1-4 p.m.; $85 for BPRD residents, $102 for nonresidents; Mountain View High School, 2755 NE 27th St., Bend; www.cobobasketball.com/camps or email@example.com .
Afternoon at Bend Rock Gym: July 14; ages 12-17 can spend an afternoon climbing; 2 p.m., online registration required; Bend Rock Gym, 1182 SE Centennial Court, Bend; www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar or 541-617-7087.
Climbing at Smith Rock: July 18; this half-day excursion is designed for families and first-time climbers; 8 a.m.; $90 for High Desert Museum members, $100 non-members; Smith Rock State Park, 9241 NE Crooked River Drive, Terrebonne; www.highdesertmuseum.org/events/climb-smith-july or 541-382-4754.
Bikes and Blooms: Wednesday; mountain bike ride led by Deschutes Land Trust and Kelly Madden.; 5:30 p.m.; need to register; Skyline Forest; 541-330-0017.
Gear Fix Group Shuttle Rides: Alternating Thursdays, next ride June 28; free shuttle rides to and from a different trailhead each week; 5:30 p.m., register for a spot; The Gear Fix, 550 SW Industrial Way, Suite 183, Bend, or 541-617-0022.
Ride On! Bend: July 16-19; the four-day program will teach teens bike safety, maintenance and repair on bikes that will be donated back to the community; 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; $50-$235, sliding scale pricing, options and scholarships available; Camp Fire Central Oregon, 1001 Southwest Emkay Drive, Bend; www.ultracamp.com or 541-539-6231.
Basic Bike Maintenance: July 16; learn the basics of maintaining and repairing your bike from professional bike mechanics; space is limited; 6:30 p.m.; call to register; The Gear Fix, 550 SW Industrial Way, Suite 183, Bend or 541-617-0022.
High Cascades 100: July 21; 100-mile race that starts in Bend, loops around several of the Cascade Lakes and then returns to the Athletic Club of Bend; 5:30 a.m., $260; Athletic Club of Bend, 61615 Athletic Club Drive, Bend; www.highcascades100.com or 541-225-7946.
Oregon Rescue Challenge: Friday; competition and showcase of horses in compulsory, obstacle trail course and creative freestyle events; 10 a.m.; Rim Rock Rider Arena, 17037 Alfalfa Road, Powell Butte; www.oregonrescuechallenge.com/orc-event-schedule.html or 541-350-9115.
Buck Brannaman Redmond Clinic, Horsemanship 1: July 6-8; for the green horse and rider comfortable in the snaffle bit and aged horses needing more work, this is the first stage of progressing into the bridle; dry work (no cattle); vaquero riding style; 9 a.m.-noon each day; $700; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond; www.redmondbrannaman.com or 541-943-3338.
Buck Brannaman Redmond Clinic, Horsemanship 2: July 6-8; the next phase in the development of the versatile bridle horse, this course introduces the rider to working the horse in the hackamore and beyond; the class involves working cattle and ranch roping; 1:30 p.m.; $700 for participants, $30 for spectators; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond; www.redmondbrannaman.com or 541-943-3338.
Oregon High Desert Classics: July 18-22, July 25-29; join us at the 29th Annual Oregon High Desert Classics, the annual fundraiser for all J Bar J Youth Services Programs; this is an “A”-rated hunter/jumper competition with Olympic level riders; 7:30 a.m., spectators are free, tickets required for special events; J Bar J Boys Ranch, 4085 NW Slagsvold Court, Bend; www.oregonhighdesertclassics.org or 541-389-1409.
Films and Lectures
Full Draw Film Tour: Thursday; featuring bowhunting films shot around the world; 7 p.m.; $17 adult, $9 children in advance, $19 and $10 at the door; Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend; www.towertheatre.org/tickets-and-events/full-draw-film-tour-2018 or 541-317-0700.
2018 Cow Pasture Open: July 7; played with hockey sticks, baseball bats, croquet mallets and tennis balls on a 15-hole course with loads of obstacles and rough fairways; fresh-baked prizes will be awarded to the winners; proceeds go to the Redmond American Legion; 7 a.m.; $35; Whistle Stop Farm, 65325 Pleasant Ridge Road, Bend; http://alpost44.com/?p=154 or 541-526-1371.
Health, Fitness and Training
Functional Strength Class: Wednesdays; a strength class designed by endurance athletes for endurance athletes; this class will teach you simple movements to help you run healthier and faster; $5 drop-in fee; FootZone, 842 NW Wall St., Bend; www.footzonebend.com/happenings/weekly-runs.
Jordan Kent Skill Camp: Monday-Thursday, July 23-26, Aug. 13-16; a weeklong day camp that offers life-skills education and instruction in noncontact football, basketball, soccer, agility training and nutrition for boys and girls ages 6-12; Monday-Thursday and Aug. 13-16 held at Pacific Crest Middle School, 3030 NW Elwood Lane, Bend; July 23-26 held at High Desert Middle School; www.bendparksandrec.org or 541-706-6126.
Splash n’ Dash: July 4; for the fit and almost fit, the race includes a 500-meter pool swim, 13-mile bike, 1.5-mile kayak leg and 4-mile run to be completed as an individual or with a team, or just enter your favorite legs; 8 a.m.; entry fee varies by legs and number of teammates entered; Prineville Swimming Pool, 399 NE Garner St., Prineville; https://splashdash.org or 541-350-3405.
Deschutes Dash: July 14; eleven different races, including a down-current swim in the Deschutes River, a scenic ride on Century Drive, and a run along the Deschutes River South Canyon Trail; 8 a.m.; $20-$135; Riverbend Park, 799 SW Columbia St., Bend; www.deschutesdash.com or 541-213-9810.
Beginning Parkour: Mondays and/or Wednesdays, June 25-Aug. 15; for ages 6-12, this fun training discipline using movement was designed by the French military; it has become a popular way to run, jump, climb, swing and vault from one obstacle to another; $100, $140 for Monday and Wednesday classes; Redmond Gymnastics Academy, 494 SW Veterans Way B-1, Redmond; www.raprd.org/programs or 541-548-7275.
Rube Evans Memorial Polo Tournament: July 8; the match will benefit Equine Outreach and will include, appetizers, beverages, a silent auction and more; contact firstname.lastname@example.org for VIP tickets; noon; $20 per car for tailgate tickets, $50 per person for V.I.P. tickets; Bend Polo Club, 60580 Gosney Road, Bend; www.bendpoloclubinfo.com or 541-420-4385.
Crooked River Roundup: June 28-30; the 73rd rodeo will feature slack competitions at 11 a.m. and nightly performances featuring rodeo favorites; 7 p.m.; $10-$18 general admission, $20 box seats, ages 4 and under free; Crook County Fairgrounds, 590 SE Lynn Blvd, Prineville; www.crookedriverroundup.com or 541-280-4097.
La Pine Rodeo — Challenge of Champions Bull Riding: July 6; an all bull-riding evening to kick off the annual rodeo; 6 p.m.; $12 general admission; La Pine Rodeo Grounds, Walker and Third streets, La Pine; www.lapinerodeo.com.
La Pine Rodeo: July 7 and 8; the performances will feature rodeo favorites like barrel racing, bronc riding, calf roping and more; 5:30 p.m.; $12 general admission, $10 seniors and children 6-12; La Pine Rodeo Grounds, Walker and Third streets, La Pine; www.lapinerodeo.com.
Rise and Run: Tuesdays; meet at FootZone with lights and layers; all paces welcome; 3- to 5-mile routes usually take advantage of lit paths in the Old Mill District; 5 a.m.; FootZone, 842 NW Wall St., Bend; www.footzonebend.com/happenings/weekly-runs.
FootZone Noon Run: Wednesdays; order lunch from a local taco shop when you leave and have it when you return; meet at FootZone; noon; FootZone, 842 NW Wall St., Bend; www.footzonebend.com/happenings/weekly-runs.
FootZone Hump Day Run: Wednesdays; a 3- to 5-mile midweek run for runners of all paces; 6 p.m.; FootZone, 842 NW Wall St., Bend; www.footzonebend.com/happenings/weekly-runs.
Saturday Morning Coffee Run: Saturdays; all paces welcome for a 3- to 5-mile run; bring a few bucks for coffee at a local shop afterward with your new running buddies; 9 a.m.; FootZone, 842 NW Wall St., Bend; www.footzonebend.com/happenings/weekly-runs.
4th of July 5k Fun Run: July 4; participants will receive a commemorative pint glass as well as a complimentary beer or soda; 8:15 a.m.; $30 before Wednesday, $40 after; Sunriver Resort, behind the main lodge, 17600 Center Drive, Sunriver; www.destinationhotels.com/sunriver-resort/activities/bend-oregon-activities/4th-of-july-fun-run-5k.
Ochoco Trail Runs: July 7; 50-mile, 50K and 10.5-mile trail runs based out of Walton Sno-park; $140 for 50-mile, $110 for 50K, $65 for 10.5-mile race; Walton Sno-park, Forest Service Road 22, Prineville; www.ochocotrailruns.com.
Kids Paddle Sports Adventure Camp: Mondays, June 25-Aug. 27; an eight-week class for kids to spend a day stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, rafting and learning to sail; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $395 for eight weeks; Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe, 805 SW Industrial Way, Suite 6, Bend; https://tumalocreek.com/tour/kids-paddlesports-adventure-camp or 541-317-9407.
Half-day Deschutes River Kayaking Tour: Tuesdays and Fridays; kayak down the Deschutes River with others; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays; $75; Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe, 805 SW Industrial Way, Suite 6, Bend; https://tumalocreek.com/tour/half-day-deschutes-river-kayak-tour or 541-317-9407.
Lake Billy Chinook Full Moon Tour: Wednesday; experience paddling by moonlight in the canyons of the High Desert at Lake Billy Chinook; meet at Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe; 7 p.m.; $85; Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe, 805 SW Industrial Way, Suite 6, Bend; tumalocreek.com or 541-317-9407.
June Full Moon Paddle: Wednesday; the group paddle route will go to the whitewater park and back; some experience recommended, bring your own watercraft and personal flotation device; 8:30 p.m.; registration required; Riverbend Park, 799 SW Columbia Street, Bend; www.eventbrite.com/e/june-full-moon-paddle-tickets-42259852356?aff=ebapi or 541-317-3569.
Basic Skills Kayaking Class: Thursdays and Saturdays; participants will learn comprehensive safety and basic paddle stroke techniques in this beginner kayaking course, for ages 14 and up; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting in June; $75; Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe, 805 SW Industrial Way, Suite 6, Bend; https://tumalocreek.com/tour/basic-skills-kayaking or 541-317-9407.
Basic Skills Paddleboarding Class: Thursdays and Sundays; learn comprehensive safety and basic paddle stroke techniques in this beginner stand-up paddleboard class; 9-11 a.m.; $55; Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe, 805 SW Industrial Way, Suite 6, Bend; https://tumalocreek.com/tour/basic-skills-standup-paddleboard-class or 541-797-6231.
Marine Board Public Hearing: Thursday; the public hearing will be held to gather feedback on proposed statewide rules of operation for wake sports; 11 a.m.; Deschutes Services Center - Sawyer Room, 1300 NW Wall St., Sawyer Room, Bend.
Brace & Roll: Thursdays and Fridays through Oct. 5; learn brace and roll maneuvers in a whitewater kayak; 5 p.m.; $35; Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe, 805 SW Industrial Way, Suite 6, Bend; https://tumalocreek.com/tour/brace-roll-tumalo-creek-summer or 541-797-6231.
Intermediate Skills Kayaking Course: Sundays; learn advanced paddling strokes and concepts, effective maneuvers and rescue/reentry techniques; 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; $105; Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe, 805 SW Industrial Way, Suite 6, Bend; www.youtube.com/watch?v=0f_s34MmJaA or 541-317-9407.
Sundowner Stand-up Paddleboard Evening: July 2; stand-up paddleboard with others during sunset, for ages 16 and older; 6 p.m.; $25; Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe, 805 SW Industrial Way, Suite 6, Bend; https://tumalocreek.com/tour/sundowner-paddleboard-night or 541-317-9407.
Intermediate Whitewater Kayaking Class: July 14 and Aug. 11; precision river running and paddling finesse; 8 a.m.; $195; Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe, 805 SW Industrial Way, Suite 6, Bend; https://tumalocreek.com/tour/intermediate-skills-kayaking-class or 541-317-9407.