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Women's Fly Fishing 

Women angling to get out on the river for some fishing should check out two upcoming events aimed at female fly fishers. Fin & Fire in Redmond will host a "Gear and Beer Ladies Night" where female angler Heather Hodson and reps from Simms Fishing Products and Patagonia will preview the latest women-specific fly fishing equipment. Wild Ride Brewery will take over the taps at this free event. Interested fisherwomen can also sign up for Fin & Fire's Women's Fly Fishing 101 class on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 9:30 am to 2 pm, covering the ins and outs of fly fishing. The class costs $40, and it is limited to 20 students. For more information call 541-548-1503. 

Fin & Fire 

1604 S Hwy 97, Redmond  Gear and Beer Ladies Night  Thursday, Aug. 18, 6-8 pm  Free 

Women's Fly Fishing 101 

Saturday, Aug. 20, 9:30 am-2 pm  $40 

Kids Obstacle Challenge

Before being confined to desks and schoolbooks, let the kids run wild at the Kids Obstacle Challenge—a 1-2 mile obstacle course packed with challenging rope swings, muddy pits and more. The race, open to kids ages 5-16, takes place at Mt. Bachelor from 9 am to 1:30 pm on Saturday, Aug. 20. It's $30 per child online or $40 the day of the event. (Parents can run with their kids for free!) Online registration ends Aug. 18 at 8 pm. For more information, visit kidsobstaclechallenge.com.

Agricultural Drone Rodeo

Remote-controlled aerial vehicles are flown by the military, shipping companies, competitive fliers, and now...farmers? The Agricultural Drone Rodeo is a two-day presentation that will demonstrate the benefits of agricultural drones, hosted by the Oregon Unmanned Aerial Systems FutureFarm in Pendleton, from Aug. 18-19. To visit and see the future of farming, go online to pendletondrone,rodeo or call 503-989-6933.

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