AutoCross Club of Central Oregon Monthly Meeting: Wednesday, Oct. 3; 6 p.m. social, 6:30 p.m. meeting; Pappy’s Pizza Parlor, Bend; all welcome; autoxclub.org.
LITTLE LEAGUE BOARD ELECTIONS: Thursday; 7 p.m.; Big Sky Park, Bend; individuals interested in participating on the Bend South Little League board are encouraged to attend the first meeting for the 2013 season; board positions are voted on by those in attendance; bendsouthll.org; 541-480-1056; email@example.com.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Central Oregon Basketball Organization Advanced Training: Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 24-Oct. 17; 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. for boys and girls in grades five and six; 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. for boys and girls in grades seven and eight; High Lakes and Ponderosa schools; instruction in shooting, ball handling, passing, post play, perimeter attack skills, rebounding, and individual and team defense; participation limited to 15 players per session; $189; 541-389-7275; bendparksandrec.org.
Adult Open Gym: Age 18 and older; Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 1-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; raprd.org.
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 email@example.com to register.
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; bendparksandrec.org.
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; raprd.org.
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; bendparksandrec.org.
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; bendparksandrec.org.
Silver Striders Scheduled Hikes: Geared toward those age 55 and older; Thursday, Fall River Trail, Deschutes National Forest, meet in Sisters, rated easy; Saturday, McKenzie River Trail, meet in Sisters, rated intermediate; $20 for first hike, $25 otherwise; firstname.lastname@example.org; 541-383-8077; silverstriders.com.
Silver Striders Guide Service: One to two guided hikes per week in three national forests with a trained naturalist; geared towards those age 50 and older; all hikes thorough Oct. 13 begin at 9 a.m.; $20 for first hike, $25 otherwise; email@example.com; 541-383-8077; www.silverstriders.com.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; wildernesstracking.com.
Diane’s Horseback Riding: For beginning riders ages 7-14; Saturdays, Oct. 6-27; 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; rarprd.org; 541-548-7275.
Third Annual All Breed and Appaloosa Ultimate Trail Challenge: Saturday, Oct. 6; Rockin’ BG Ranch, 5701 West Highway 126, Redmond; registration begins at 8:30 a.m., first class starts at 10 a.m.; test riding skills on trail course with more than 20 obstacles available; classes are in hand, youth rider (age 12 and younger), youth rider (ages 13-17), novice rider (no age restriction), novice horse, amateur rider (age 44 and younger), masters rider (age 45 and older and timed event (all ages); overnight camping and stall accommodations available; $15 per class plus one-time $5 facility day-use fee per horse; email@example.com; 541-604-1517; registration forms available at otahc.org.
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.
Archery: Ages 8-13; topics include safety and bow handling, archery etiquette and games; Thursdays, Oct. 4-24; 5:30-7 p.m.; at Cent Wise Sporting Goods, 533 S.W. Fifth St., Redmond; $25; raprd.org; 541-548-7275.
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; raprd.org.
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.
Baby Bootcamp: Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at Fleet Feet Sports Bend, 1320 N.W. Galveston Ave; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project Healing Waters: Fly-fishing and fly-tying program for disabled active military service personnel and veterans; meetings held the second Wednesday of each month; 6 p.m.; Orvis Company Store; 320 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Bend; outings begin in the spring; Brad at 541-536-5799; email@example.com.
Adult open play Roller hockey: Sundays, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.; $5; Cascade Indoor Sports, Bend; www.cascadeindoorsports.com; 541-330-1183.
Open Roller Skating: For all ages and ability levels; $5 per skater (includes skate rental), children under 5 are free; Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.; Fridays, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. and 6 p.m.-9 p.m.; Saturdays, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. and 6 p.m.-9 p.m.; Sundays, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. 541-330-1183; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.cascadeindoorsports.com.
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; raprd.org.
Bend Pickleball Club: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Larkspur Park (Bend Senior Center) on Reed Market Road, Bend, email@example.com; 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, firstname.lastname@example.org; Mondays, 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., outdoor lodge 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, email@example.com; weekly play schedules also available at The Racquet Shoppe in Bend; oregonhighdesertpickleball.blogspot.com; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pilot Butte Challenge: Saturday; 9 a.m.; 1-mile run/walk up Pilot Butte with almost 500 feet of elevation gain; proceeds will go to maintenance and enhancement of Pilot Butte State Park; online registration available through 6 p.m. Thursday, at packet pickup from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at REI in Old Mill District, and on site on race day until 8:45 a.m.; $5-$10; Susan Bethers; 541388-6055, ext. 23; signmeup.com/site/online-event-registration/85239.
Fall 5K and 10K Training: Program starts Saturday; 8 a.m.; Fleet Feet Bend; weekly coached group runs, running form clinic, T-shirt included; $65 through Saturday, $75 otherwise; 541-389-1601; email@example.com; fleetfeetbend.com.
Time to Run: Saturday, Oct. 6; 9 a.m.; American Legion Park, Redmond; 10K and 5K runs, 1K fun run; benefits Pregnancy Resource Centers of Central Oregon; $25; prcco.org/news/time-to-run.
Ignite Change 5K/10K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run/Challenge Course: Sunday, Oct. 7; 11 a.m.; Riverbend Park, Bend; proceeds to Campfire USA Central Oregon; stroller-friendly 5K on sidewalks and paved trails; 10K includes dirt roads/trail surfaces; $10-$35; race360.com/15970.
The Great Pumpkin Race: Saturday, Oct. 13; 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; greatraceofbend.com.
Fall Girls Night Out: Thursday, Oct. 18; 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.; FootZone, downtown Bend; $5; footzonebend.com; 541-317-3568.
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; superfitproductions.com/?page_id=69.
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; fleetfeetbend.com/races/monsterdash; registration available at time2race.com.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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; happygirlsrun.com/dirtygirls.
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; email@example.com; 541-350-8512; entry form available at vetsdayrun.homestead.com.
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; footzonebend.com; 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 firstname.lastname@example.org; follow Redmond Oregon Running Klub on Facebook.
Redmond Running Group: Weekly runs on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., starting Aug. 28; meet at 314 S.W. Seventh St. in Redmond for runs of 3 to 5 miles; all abilities welcome; free; email@example.com; 541-639-5953. Moms Running Group: Tuesdays; 9:15 a.m.; contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Move It Mondays: Mondays at 5:30 p.m.; open to both genders and all paces; carpool from FootZone to trailhead June 18 Mondays when scheduled; email@example.com; 541-317-3568.
Good Form Running Level 1 and 2 Clinics: Level 1 is a free 90-minute clinic that uses drills and video to work on proper mechanics; see schedule online for Level 1 dates; Level 2 is offered the first Tuesday of every month with Dave Cieslowski of Focus Physical Therapy to help runners find their best form; clinic sizes limited; 541-317-3568; sign up at footzonebend.com/events/clinics; firstname.lastname@example.org.Performance running group: 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at FootZone of Bend, 845 N.W. Wall St; with Max King; locations will vary; email@example.com; 541-317-3568.
Ask the Experts: First four Tuesdays of each month; 6 p.m.; at FootZone; informal, drop-in Q-and-A session with a physical therapist; individual attention dependent on the number of attendees; firstname.lastname@example.org; 541-317-3568.
Learn to Run Alumni Running Group: Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m.; meet at FootZone; easy, supportive and informal midweek running group; caters to slower paces and walkers/runners; free; email@example.com; 541-317-3568.
Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation Winter Sports Swap: Saturday, Oct. 13; new location this year, 149 S.E. Ninth St., just south of Bend High School field; 541-388-0002; firstname.lastname@example.org; mbsef.org.
Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation Alpine, Nordic, Freeride Fall Dryland Training: Starts in early September; 541-388-0002; email@example.com; mbsef.org.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 541-678-3864; enroll online at BendEnduranceAcademy.org.
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; email@example.com; 541-678-3864; enroll online at BendEnduranceAcademy.org.
Bend Endurance Academy Nordic Competition Program: Ages 14-23; Tuesdays through Sundays through May 1; times vary; instruction in varying activities to improve strength, technique, coordination, agility, aerobic and anaerobic capacities with the end goal to apply these skills to ski-racing environments; competition team members gain a solid understanding of physiology, technique and the ability to assist in the development of their own training plan; transportation provided; firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-678-3864 with questions; enroll online at BendEnduranceAcademy.org.
Soccer Stars: Ages 6-8; Tuesdays, Oct. 9-23; 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; raprd.org.
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; raprd.org.
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; email@example.com; cascadeindoorsports.com.
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; highdesertyellowjackets.com.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 541-480-9593.
Aqua Kids Swim Lessons: Ages 3-5 and 6-11; next session is Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 25-Nov. 11; 5:30 p.m.-6 p.m. and 6 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, Redmond; $32-$35; 541-548-7275; raprd.org.
Youth/Adult Lessons: Age 12 and older; for those unable to swim one length of the pool; build confidence, basic water adjustment skills, enhance stroke technique, swim full laps; Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 25-Oct. 25; Cascade Swim Center, Redmond; $32; 541-548-7275; www.raprd.org.
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, raprd.org.
Volleyball Clinic: For players in grades three through five; Sundays, Oct. 7-21; 4 p.m.-6 p.m.; Pilot Butte Middle School, Bend; sessions will be directed by local high school coaches, their staff and players; $49 park district residents, $66 otherwise; bendparksandrec.org; 541-389-7275.
Bend High School Volleyball Camp: For girls in grades three through eight; Friday, Oct. 12 (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 bendparksandrec.org; 541-389-7275.
Walk “Live" Classes: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 4:15 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Mondays, 10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; Redmond Grange; indoor 2-mile walks; $5 per class; 541-993-0464; walklivecentraloregon.com.