FAMILY ARCHERY CLASSES: Free classes presented by Traditional Archers of Central Oregon (TACO) run twice weekly in Bend through March; 6-7:30 p.m.; all ages welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult; equipment provided at no cost; to register and for more information, contact Lenny Ferris at 541-389-6881.
Adult Baseball League: Teams forming for 2013 season of the Deschutes National Adult Baseball Association; competitive wood-bat league for ages 18-older; season runs June through August; teams for ages 40-older will also be formed if adequate numbers are available; team managers needed in both divisions; Michael McLain, 541-410-2265, email@example.com.
Bend Elks Friday Night Lights: Skills development for players age 12 and younger; March 22; 6:30-8 p.m.; Bend Fieldhouse, Bend; includes instruction in hitting, throwing and fielding and base running; instruction provided by Bend Elks coaches; walk-up registration, $15 per session; bendelks.com.
Peewee Hoops: Ages 3-5; for beginners, teaches basic skills; Wednesday, March 20; 11-11:30 a.m. or 3:30-4 p.m.; RAPRD Activity Center, Redmond; $17; 541-548-7275; raprd.org.
Little Hoopsters: Ages 6-8; dribble, pass and shoot; Thursday, March 21; 4-4:45 p.m.; RAPRD Activity Center, Redmond; $21; 541-548-7275; raprd.org.
GINA GARDNER GAITED CLINIC: Saturday, March 23, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. near Plainview Road in Sisters; learn how to get the most out of your gaited horse/breed in the arena or on the trail; mules welcome; $135 full day, spectators $15, must be prepaid; contact Central Oregon Gaited Horse Club, 541-350-1943 or firstname.lastname@example.org; for more information, visit centraloregontrailhorse.com.
Prineville Ridge Riders Play Day: Saturday, March 23, 1-5 p.m. at Prineville Ridge Riders Arena, 4128 N.W. O’Neil Highway, Prineville; low-stress day of horse activities including barrel racing and pole bending; $8 for adults, $4 for kids; contact Cindy Severance, 541-408-2906 or email@example.com; for more information, visit centraloregontrailhorse.com.
2013 Fat & Fuzzy Open All-Breed Horse Shows: Saturday, March 23, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Silver Horse Ranch, 63950 Tyler Road, Bend; English and Western rail classes, jumping, reining, barrels and poles, trail; $8 per class in advance, $9 day of show; contact Sarah Resor, 541-408-4080 or firstname.lastname@example.org; for more information, visit centraloregontrailhorse.com.
ADULT LEAGUE: Redmond Area Parks and Recreation District league for ages 18-older; minimum of nine players on the field, maximum of 20 players per roster; play will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 2-25, at the High Desert Sports Complex; registration deadline is Tuesday, March 19; 541-548-7275, www.raprd.org.
Thin Lizzy Athletics’ Winter Boot Camp: Tuesdays and Thursdays through March 28; 7-8 a.m.; Boys & Girls Club of Central Oregon, downtown Bend branch; increase cardio endurance, improve flexibility and gain strength; $12 per class drop-in, $100 for 10 sessions, $160 for 20 sessions; 541-749-0048; email@example.com; thinlizzyathletics.com.
Acrovision Taekwondo: Age 6 and older; Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 3; 7-8 p.m.; RAPRD Activity Center, Redmond; students will learn about Korean culture, self-defense, discipline and fitness; uniforms required and will be available for purchase the first day of class for $35; classes are ongoing and nonsequential; $69; 541-548-7275 or raprd.org.
Dash 2 Dare Spy Themed Urban Race: Sunday, March 24; noon; downtown Bend; teams of 2-4 participants solve clues and perform challenges that are espionage-related; clues at the start and throughout the course lead participants to locations in downtown Bend; clues require basic knowledge of spy trivia; $45 per person; 503-683-3274; firstname.lastname@example.org; dash2dare.com.
Deschutes Dash Training Group: Fifteen-week program led by USAT Triathlon certified coach Joanne Eastwood; begins Monday, April 1; includes training for both the sprint- and Olympic-distance triathlons; two coached workouts per week, running analysis, bike skills training, email communication for support and motivation, and discounted entry to Deschutes Dash; $199; poweredbybowen.com; 541-585-1500.
ULTIMATE FUN RUN: Tuesday, March 19; 4:30 p.m. in “Dust Bowl" area north of Summit High School and west of Mt. Washington Drive in west Bend; untimed, family-friendly run is a fundraiser for the Summit Ultimate Frisbee Team; 1 mile, 3K, 5K trails run or walk; park at Summit High; no preregistration; donations only; contact Karen Hecker at 541-604-0078 or email@example.com.
Half Marathon training Group: Wednesday, March 20; 7 p.m.; meet FootZone half marathon training group mentors and group leader; ask questions, hear testimonials about the training group; footzonebend.com; 541-317-3568.
Training 101 with Max King: Thursday, March 21; 7 p.m.; FootZone, downtown Bend; learn training basics such as interval and hill training; tempo and threshold runs and more; free, but sign up at footzonebend.com/events/training-101-clinic-with-max-king.
SUNRIVER MUDSLINGER MUD RUN: Sunday, March 24; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; untimed event starts near Sunriver Marina; 1.5-mile course consists of half-mile run, scramble over and under obstacles, and run through mud pits; open to individuals, families and teams; costumes encouraged, spectators welcome; registration $20 for ages 12-older, $12 for ages 4-11, through 5 p.m. on March 23; online registration available March 1-23 at www.sunrivermudslinger.com; to volunteer, contact Emily Savko at 541-585-3145 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOOTZONE PUB RUN: Monday, March 25; 5:30 p.m.; group run starting at FootZone in downtown Bend; loop distance of 3 miles (or more), finishing at GoodLife Brewing, where runners will be offered half-off pints of beer and complimentary chips and salsa; all paces and running levels welcome; footzonebend.com or 541-317-3568.
Happy Girls Half Marathon and 5K Training: Starts Saturday, March 30; 8 a.m.; Fleet Feet Sports, Bend; train to run the Happy Girls half marathon or 5K in May; eight-week program includes weekly group run, weekly workout schedule and T-shirt; $65 through March 23, $75 otherwise; 541-389-1601; email@example.com; fleetfeetbend.com/training.
FootZone Half Marathon Group: Starts Saturday, March 30; 8 a.m.; eight-week program includes training program and manual, online and mentor support, and clinics; must currently be running 3-5 miles three days a week; $65-$75, depending on registration date; firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com; footzonebend.com/events/hmtg.
Ski Wax Clinics: Tuesday, March 19; 7:30 p.m.; Pine Mountain Sports, Bend; clinics will cover the basics on tuning and waxing skis; participants do not need to bring own equipment; free; call 541-385-8080 to sign up (required).
Cascade Crest: Cross-country free ski mass start race; Saturday, March 23; 10 a.m.; Mt. Bachelor ski area; 541-388-0002; firstname.lastname@example.org; mbsef.org.
MBSEF Freeride Snowboard and Ski Spring Camp: Saturday, March 23-Tuesday, March 26; Mt. Bachelor ski area; 541-388-0002; email@example.com; mbsef.org.
MBSEF Alpine Spring Camp: Tuesday, March 26-Friday, March 29; Mt. Bachelor ski area; 541-388-0002; firstname.lastname@example.org; mbsef.org.
RAD Camps: For kids ages 7-17; trips for night skiing and snowboarding at Hoodoo Ski Area; Saturdays and Sundays through March 30; depart at 3:45 p.m., return at 10 p.m.; trips leave from Harmon Park, Bend; $40, includes transportation, lift ticket and pizza; email@example.com.
Adult Leagues: Open to players 18-older and high school graduates; league meetings for the Bend Park & Recreation District adult softball leagues scheduled for Wednesday, March 20, at the park district office, 799 S.W. Columbia St.; senior metro, 5:15 p.m.; women’s metro, 6 p.m.; coed metro, 6:45 p.m.; men’s metro, 7:30 p.m.; attendance by a representative required for prospective teams; registration fee $740 except for women’s metro, which is to be determined; rosters and team fees due by April 3; 541-389-7275.
High Desert Invitational: Saturday, April 13-Sunday, April 14; Redmond; for ASA 10U and 12U girls fast-pitch softball teams; five-game guarantee; $350 per team, registration open until filled; Jeremy Puckett, 541-325-3689, firstname.lastname@example.org; highdesertyellowjackets.com.
Adaptive Swim Lessons: All ages; for swimmers with disabilities; instructional staff is trained in adaptive aquatics and instruction techniques for patrons with developmental disabilities; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, April 1-19; 5:30-6 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, Redmond; $33.75; 541-548-7275; raprd.org.
SPRING BREAK BEACH VOLLEYBALL CAMP: March 25-27; 1-3 p.m. each day at the sand volleyball courts in Bend’s Old Mill District; fundraiser for Summit High School volleyball; camp is for girls in grades 6-8; Summit coaches and players will direct the camp, which will include conditioning, drills and game play; contact Jill Waskom, jill@bendbroadband.
RAPRD YOUTH SKILLS CAMP: Redmond Area Park and Recreation District camp for boys and girls grades 3-6; March 25-28; 1-3 p.m. each day; focus on a different element of volleyball each day; location TBA, call 541-526-1847; information/registration, 541-548-7275, raprd.org.