Oregon Senior Games
Athletes ages 50 and older can enter, but all ages are welcome to watch and enjoy this entertaining and fun competition. There are 16 different sporting events taking place from Thursday, June 9 through Sunday, June 12. Athlete entrance fees vary based on event, but spectating is free. Visit www.oregonseniorgames.com or call 541-382-8048 for more information.
Women's Kayaking Weekend
Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe will host an all-female whitewater kayaking course over the weekend. This full immersion course starts with the basics and river safety under the instruction of local experts. By the end, you'll be able to confidently run a Class II rapid – just in time for summer. Class meets at 805 SW Industrial Way in Bend (Fri., 5 to 8 p.m., Sat., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). $245 for 2 1/2 day course. Visit www.tumalocreek.com or call 541-317-9407 to learn more.
Central Oregon Wildflower Show
It's the ideal time for viewing native wildflowers here in Central Oregon. Catch them all in one spot at the 28th annual Central Oregon Wildflower Show in Sunriver. Along with lectures and a native plant sale, this family-friendly event features activities for kids, hikes, and henna tattoos. Events are open on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in various locations. Adults $6, kids $4. Visit www.sunrivernaturecenter.org or call 541-593-4394 for more information.
Dirty Half Marathon
This 13.1-mile race features a hilly route through the Phil's Trail system on the west side of Bend. Limited to only 500 racers, this locals' favorite is already sold out. But, come out to enjoy the high desert and support local runners. The race begins Sunday, June 12 at 7 am. Check out the course map at www.footzonebend.com to pick a good viewing spot. For more information, stop by FootZone (842 NW Wall St.) or call 541-317-3568.