September – October 2014

Sep
3
Wed
Innergystics @ Ridge Sports Center - Gym
9:00 am – 10:00 am

Innergystics classes are typically held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00am – 10:00am.

Current hours and schedule of classes: Click here

Sep
5
Fri
Sisters Folk Festival @ Sisters, Oregon
Sep 5 – Sep 7 all-day

Sisters Folk Festival

Many greats have graced the stage since the initial Festival in 1995, including Ian Tyson, Tim O’Brien, Jesse Winchester, Natalie MacMaster, Chris Smither, Dave Carter, The Waybacks, John Gorka, Ruthie Foster, The Waifs, The Wailin’ Jennys and more. The Festival is home to six stages, with our main venue at the Village Green Park in downtown Sisters.

First Friday Art Walk @ Downtown Bend
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Jeffrey Murray Fine Art Photography

View sensational local and national art at dozens of businesses downtown and in the Old Mill District on the first Friday of every month.  Shops are matched with artists and stay open late.  Many businesses will serve food and wine as they welcome you in to enjoy their space and this wonderful evening.

Enjoy the First Friday Art Walk using the Free Art Walk Shuttle.  The free shuttle leaves the Old Mill District at :15 & :45 in front of Tumalo Art Co.

The shuttle leaves Downtown at :00 & :30 in front of 900 Wall Restaurant.

Sep
7
Sun
The Great Duck Race @ Drake Park
11:00 am

duck race

It’s all for Charities! 2014 Duck Race

The Great Drake Park Rotary Duck Race is scheduled for Sunday, September 7th starting at 11am at Drake Park with great thanks to our title sponsors “Credit Unions Working Together”: Mid Oregon Credit Union, First Community Credit Union, OnPoint, Oregonians Credit Union and SELCO.

The Duck Race is an ongoing annual fundraiser organized by all four Bend area Rotary clubs.  Since 1989, the race has generated over one million dollars for Central Oregon charities, all supporting children and families in need.

Bring the whole family and join in the fun on race day for food, live music and festivities, plus jump and plays and prizes for the kids! See photos from last year.

Duck Race Schedule:

11:00 am – Festivities in park-Music, Food & Activity Booths
12:00 pm – Kids Race 500 Ducks FREE Presented by Bend Broadband
1:30 pm – Race Start! (Galveston Bridge)
1:53 pm – Estimated time winning Ducks begin to cross the Finish Line (Mirror Pond Foot Bridge)
2:30 pm – Winners & Awards are announced at staging area in Drake Park

Proceeds to benefit:

Bethlehem Inn
Healthy Beginnings
Kemple Children’s Dental Clinic
MountainStar Family Relief Nursery
Family Access Network
Bend Rotary Club Foundation

Visit their website for more details and get your Duck Race tickets!

Sep
9
Tue
Lap Swim @ Ridge Sports Center - Indoor Pool
Sep 9 all-day
Pickleball Drop-ins & Clinics @ Ridge Sports Center - Gym
Sep 9 all-day

We offer various drop-ins and clinics including beginning and women-only sessions. Please check our current hours and event schedule for the latest drop-in dates and times.

Paddles are available and non-marking shoes are required. The sport is played on a court with the same dimensions as a doubles badminton court. The net is two inches lower than tennis, and played with a hard paddle and a polymer, which is a smaller version of a wiffle ball. With a smaller court and slower ball speed, pickleball is much easier to play than tennis.

A little pickleball trivia: the game started during the summer of 1965 on Bainbridge Island, Washington at the home of Congressman Joel Pritchard. He and two of his friends returned from golf and found their families bored one Saturday afternoon. They attempted to set up badminton but no one could find the shuttlecock. They improvised with a wiffle ball, lowered the badminton net, and fabricated paddles of plywood from a nearby shed. The name is said to have originated by Joan Pritchard, who said it reminded her of the “Pickle Boat crew where oarsmen were chosen from the leftovers of other boats.”

Current hours and schedule of classes: Click here

Redmond Farmer’s Market @ Centennial Park
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Farmers Market

OREGON & LOCALLY GROWN PRODUCTS

Join the Redmond community each Tuesday for fresh local produce, artisan foods, crafts, live music and more. This year will feature Justy’s Jelly, The Village Baker from Bend, Bliss Baking – vegan bakery in Redmond, Boyco Honey. There will also be free range, organic, grass fed beef  / pork and organic chicken from Rainshadow Organics in Terrebonne and DD Ranch in Terrebonne which have no hormones or antibiotics.

This season will be full of great food and fun for the whole family. Conveniently located downtown in Centennial Park from 3:00pm to 6:00pm every Tuesday.

Follow the Redmond Farmer’s Market on Facebook for up to date information.

Sep
10
Wed
Adult Rec Swim @ Ridge Sports Center - Indoor Pool
Sep 10 all-day

We offer various rec swim hours each week.  For our current swim hours, click here.

Adults only please.

Sep
11
Thu
Tai Chi @ Resort Sports Center
Sep 11 all-day

Tai Chi classes are a low-stress training option for all ages. The basics of this class will touch on a slow sequence of movements which emphasize a straight spine, abdominal breathing, and a natural range of motion. We offer Tai Chi classes each week.

Current hours and schedule of classes: Click here

Aqua Fitness @ Ridge Sports Center - Indoor Pool
8:30 am – 9:30 am

We offer Aqua Fitness classes each week.

Current hours and schedule of classes: Click here.

Sep
12
Fri
Yoga Strength & Yoga Stretch @ Ridge & Resort Sports Centers
Sep 12 all-day

Yoga designed to increase strength and flexibility. We offer a Yoga Strength class typically on Friday mornings and a Yoga Stretch class Monday evenings. For our current schedule of classes, click here.

Adult Tennis Clinic @ Resort Sports Center
10:00 am – 11:30 am

We offer multiple clinics per week, typically on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:00am – 11:30am. Outdoor/indoor depending on weather. Come play with former professional players, now instructors, and a great group of supportive, avid players in a format that get’s you moving and hitting quite a bit. 

 

Current hours and schedule: Click here

 

Sisters Farmer’s Market @ Barclay Park
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Farmers Market

The Sisters Farmer’s Market (SFM) is a food and music festival held every Friday during the season. This year, 2014, the SFM season runs from

June 6 through September 26, 3:00 to 6:00 P.M. in Barclay Park, Sisters, Oregon.

We specialize in locally grown plants and produce and locally made foods with a smattering of local crafters thrown in to add shopping excitement. Each Friday features a different local musician or musical group that performs in the shade under the trees in the park. Shoppers at the market are invited to listen while they shop or grab a snack from a vendor and sit at a table in the square to enjoy the music as they relax.

Sep
13
Sat
Zumba Fitness @ Ridge Sports Center - Gym
9:00 am – 10:00 am

Get your groove on with this fun dance workout for all abilities, featuring pop and Latin-inspired music in an environment that’s all about having fun.

We offer Zumba classes every week. For the current hours and schedule of classes, click here.

Sisters Fall Street Festival @ Downtown Sisters
10:00 am – September 14, 2014 @ 4:00 pm

sisters sign

This event is in its 7th year. It is an annual event that features arts, crafts, food, and a special silent auction with 100% benefiting the Sisters High School Visual Arts Department. This event is on Oak Street in Downtown Sisters.

Saturday, August 13 from 10am to 5pm
Sunday, August 14 from 10am to 4pm

Oktobercrest @ Eagle Crest Resort
11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Oktobercrest Logo for Cal - no year

September 13th, 11:00am – 9:00pm
Eagle Crest Resort

Bring the whole family and join us for our Oktobercrest celebration
including:
- Dozens of beers on tap
- Wines from Faith, Hope & Charity Vineyards
- Ciders from Atlas Cider Company
- Local Foods
- Live Music
- Oktobercrest 5K Beer Run & Family Run
- Free events and great prizes
- Fun for the whole family

ENTRY: $10 MUGS, $1 TASTING TOKENS

Oktobercrest 5k Beer Run & Family Fun Run @ Eagle Crest Resort
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Oktobercrest Logo for Cal - no year

September 13th, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Eagle Crest Resort
Sponsored by Footzone

Race through the Deschutes River Canyon and up to the manicured paths of Eagle Crest Resort, all leading up to a runstumble obstacle course to the finish.

All ages are welcome.

Admission for ages 21+: $25, price includes bib, 5 beer tickets and Oktobercrest mug
Admission for ages under 21: $10

Sep
16
Tue
Redmond Farmer’s Market @ Centennial Park
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Farmers Market

OREGON & LOCALLY GROWN PRODUCTS

Join the Redmond community each Tuesday for fresh local produce, artisan foods, crafts, live music and more. This year will feature Justy’s Jelly, The Village Baker from Bend, Bliss Baking – vegan bakery in Redmond, Boyco Honey. There will also be free range, organic, grass fed beef  / pork and organic chicken from Rainshadow Organics in Terrebonne and DD Ranch in Terrebonne which have no hormones or antibiotics.

This season will be full of great food and fun for the whole family. Conveniently located downtown in Centennial Park from 3:00pm to 6:00pm every Tuesday.

Follow the Redmond Farmer’s Market on Facebook for up to date information.

Sep
17
Wed
Innergystics @ Ridge Sports Center - Gym
9:00 am – 10:00 am

Innergystics classes are typically held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00am – 10:00am.

Current hours and schedule of classes: Click here

Sep
18
Thu
Third Friday Stroll @ Downtown Redmond
9:00 am

Third-Friday-Stroll

Join us for downtown Redmond’s Third Friday Stroll. Take some well-deserved time and really enjoy Redmond’s downtown stores and restaurants. Find out what is so great about our city, and what the connection is with people living here and loving it so much.

Pick up a “Passport to Redmond” at any participating business and visit downtown merchants to redeem a stamp towards winning a gift basket stuffed with gifts from your downtown Redmond stores.

Sep
19
Fri
Bend Oktoberfest @ Downtown Bend
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

2012-Oktoberfest-poster-image

The Bend Oktoberfest, a free community event, will be held to raise funds for beautification efforts like flowers, Christmas décor, bike racks, benches, & more that keep Downtown Bend beautiful.

Traditional Bavarian foods along with seasonal and Oktoberfest brews served from our local beer sponsors Bend Brewing Company, Boneyard Beer, Crux Fermentation Project, Deschutes Brewery, Silver Moon Brewing, and Worthy Brewing. German and Austrian wines will be provided by The Wine Shop & Beer Tasting Bar. European-inspired cider from Atlas Cider Company.

Friday activities will include traditional Bavarian music, beer, cider, wine, and food. Friday also means the start of DoubleTree by Hilton Bend Oktoberfest Games including the 92/9 FM Yodeling Contest & Natural Edge Furniture Hammerschlagen Competition (race to hammer a nail into a log).

Saturday will be the OnPoint Community Credit Union Family Fest, activities will include bouncy houses, face painting, treats, and more. DoubleTree by Hilton Bend Oktoberfest Games continue with Medieval German Sword Play, The Hutch’s Bicycles Tricycle Races, Wiener Dog Parade, and the legendary Deschutes Veterinary Clinic Wiener Dog Races benefiting the Humane Society of Central Oregon held in the afternoon.

Saturday evening will include live music and the final events where participants will show their best Bend Oktoberfest spirit for cash prizes.

September 19th & 20th, 2014
Friday 5:00pm to 10:00pm & Saturday 12:00pm to 10:00pm

Sep
20
Sat
Bend Oktoberfest @ Downtown Bend
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

2012-Oktoberfest-poster-image

The Bend Oktoberfest, a free community event, will be held to raise funds for beautification efforts like flowers, Christmas décor, bike racks, benches, & more that keep Downtown Bend beautiful.

Traditional Bavarian foods along with seasonal and Oktoberfest brews served from our local beer sponsors Bend Brewing Company, Boneyard Beer, Crux Fermentation Project, Deschutes Brewery, Silver Moon Brewing, and Worthy Brewing. German and Austrian wines will be provided by The Wine Shop & Beer Tasting Bar. European-inspired cider from Atlas Cider Company.

Friday activities will include traditional Bavarian music, beer, cider, wine, and food. Friday also means the start of DoubleTree by Hilton Bend Oktoberfest Games including the 92/9 FM Yodeling Contest & Natural Edge Furniture Hammerschlagen Competition (race to hammer a nail into a log).

Saturday will be the OnPoint Community Credit Union Family Fest, activities will include bouncy houses, face painting, treats, and more. DoubleTree by Hilton Bend Oktoberfest Games continue with Medieval German Sword Play, The Hutch’s Bicycles Tricycle Races, Wiener Dog Parade, and the legendary Deschutes Veterinary Clinic Wiener Dog Races benefiting the Humane Society of Central Oregon held in the afternoon.

Saturday evening will include live music and the final events where participants will show their best Bend Oktoberfest spirit for cash prizes.

September 19th & 20th, 2014
Friday 5:00pm to 10:00pm & Saturday 12:00pm to 10:00pm

Sep
23
Tue
Lap Swim @ Ridge Sports Center - Indoor Pool
Sep 23 all-day
Pickleball Drop-ins & Clinics @ Ridge Sports Center - Gym
Sep 23 all-day

We offer various drop-ins and clinics including beginning and women-only sessions. Please check our current hours and event schedule for the latest drop-in dates and times.

Paddles are available and non-marking shoes are required. The sport is played on a court with the same dimensions as a doubles badminton court. The net is two inches lower than tennis, and played with a hard paddle and a polymer, which is a smaller version of a wiffle ball. With a smaller court and slower ball speed, pickleball is much easier to play than tennis.

A little pickleball trivia: the game started during the summer of 1965 on Bainbridge Island, Washington at the home of Congressman Joel Pritchard. He and two of his friends returned from golf and found their families bored one Saturday afternoon. They attempted to set up badminton but no one could find the shuttlecock. They improvised with a wiffle ball, lowered the badminton net, and fabricated paddles of plywood from a nearby shed. The name is said to have originated by Joan Pritchard, who said it reminded her of the “Pickle Boat crew where oarsmen were chosen from the leftovers of other boats.”

Current hours and schedule of classes: Click here

Redmond Farmer’s Market @ Centennial Park
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Farmers Market

OREGON & LOCALLY GROWN PRODUCTS

Join the Redmond community each Tuesday for fresh local produce, artisan foods, crafts, live music and more. This year will feature Justy’s Jelly, The Village Baker from Bend, Bliss Baking – vegan bakery in Redmond, Boyco Honey. There will also be free range, organic, grass fed beef  / pork and organic chicken from Rainshadow Organics in Terrebonne and DD Ranch in Terrebonne which have no hormones or antibiotics.

This season will be full of great food and fun for the whole family. Conveniently located downtown in Centennial Park from 3:00pm to 6:00pm every Tuesday.

Follow the Redmond Farmer’s Market on Facebook for up to date information.

Sep
24
Wed
Adult Rec Swim @ Ridge Sports Center - Indoor Pool
Sep 24 all-day

We offer various rec swim hours each week.  For our current swim hours, click here.

Adults only please.

Pickin’ & Paddlin’ @ Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Pickin’ & Paddlin’ September 2014

What began as a cou­ple of kayak­ers pickin’ tunes on the back deck after a long day on the river, has grown into a huge com­mu­nity cel­e­bra­tion in to raise funds for the Bend Pad­dle Trail Alliance and their efforts to trans­form the Col­orado Bridge Dam into Oregon’s first white­wa­ter play­park. High­lights include kayak, canoe and stand up pad­dle board demos through­out the late after­noon, local and regional acoustic, blue­grass and Amer­i­cana acts in the evening, micro­brews from Bend’s best brew­eries, food carts, non-profit infor­ma­tion tables and more.

With the pas­sage of Bond Mea­sure 9–86 in Novem­ber of 2012, the major­ity of fund­ing was secured for Bend Parks & Rec to con­struct a safe pas­sage for tubers and a white­wa­ter play park in place of the mill-era dam below the Col­orado Bridge. The BPTA has promised to raise $900K through grants, fundrais­ing and pri­vate dona­tions to fund the white­wa­ter fea­tures of the project. Cur­rently they have $300K more to go and they need your help. All funds raised at Pickin’ & Pad­dlin’ go towards this cause.

Admis­sion: $5 and chil­dren 12 and under are free. Pint glasses are $10 and come with two drink tick­ets for those 21 and older

The Sep­tem­ber 24th event fea­tures Bend favorites Moon Moun­tain Ram­bers, The Pitch­fork Rev­o­lu­tion, and Lau­rel Brauns.

Times:
Demos from 4 – 7 p.m.
The opener begins play­ing at 5 p.m. and the head­liner is done by 9 p.m.

Spe­cial thanks to Deschutes Brew­ery and Cas­cade Lakes Brew­ing for donat­ing the kegs for this event.

Sep
25
Thu
Tai Chi @ Resort Sports Center
Sep 25 all-day

Tai Chi classes are a low-stress training option for all ages. The basics of this class will touch on a slow sequence of movements which emphasize a straight spine, abdominal breathing, and a natural range of motion. We offer Tai Chi classes each week.

Current hours and schedule of classes: Click here

Aqua Fitness @ Ridge Sports Center - Indoor Pool
8:30 am – 9:30 am

We offer Aqua Fitness classes each week.

Current hours and schedule of classes: Click here.

Sep
26
Fri
Yoga Strength & Yoga Stretch @ Ridge & Resort Sports Centers
Sep 26 all-day

Yoga designed to increase strength and flexibility. We offer a Yoga Strength class typically on Friday mornings and a Yoga Stretch class Monday evenings. For our current schedule of classes, click here.

Adult Tennis Clinic @ Resort Sports Center
10:00 am – 11:30 am

We offer multiple clinics per week, typically on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:00am – 11:30am. Outdoor/indoor depending on weather. Come play with former professional players, now instructors, and a great group of supportive, avid players in a format that get’s you moving and hitting quite a bit. 

 

Current hours and schedule: Click here

 

Sisters Farmer’s Market @ Barclay Park
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Farmers Market

The Sisters Farmer’s Market (SFM) is a food and music festival held every Friday during the season. This year, 2014, the SFM season runs from

June 6 through September 26, 3:00 to 6:00 P.M. in Barclay Park, Sisters, Oregon.

We specialize in locally grown plants and produce and locally made foods with a smattering of local crafters thrown in to add shopping excitement. Each Friday features a different local musician or musical group that performs in the shade under the trees in the park. Shoppers at the market are invited to listen while they shop or grab a snack from a vendor and sit at a table in the square to enjoy the music as they relax.

Sep
27
Sat
Zumba Fitness @ Ridge Sports Center - Gym
9:00 am – 10:00 am

Get your groove on with this fun dance workout for all abilities, featuring pop and Latin-inspired music in an environment that’s all about having fun.

We offer Zumba classes every week. For the current hours and schedule of classes, click here.

Sep
30
Tue
Redmond Farmer’s Market @ Centennial Park
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Farmers Market

OREGON & LOCALLY GROWN PRODUCTS

Join the Redmond community each Tuesday for fresh local produce, artisan foods, crafts, live music and more. This year will feature Justy’s Jelly, The Village Baker from Bend, Bliss Baking – vegan bakery in Redmond, Boyco Honey. There will also be free range, organic, grass fed beef  / pork and organic chicken from Rainshadow Organics in Terrebonne and DD Ranch in Terrebonne which have no hormones or antibiotics.

This season will be full of great food and fun for the whole family. Conveniently located downtown in Centennial Park from 3:00pm to 6:00pm every Tuesday.

Follow the Redmond Farmer’s Market on Facebook for up to date information.

Oct
1
Wed
Innergystics @ Ridge Sports Center - Gym
9:00 am – 10:00 am

Innergystics classes are typically held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00am – 10:00am.

Current hours and schedule of classes: Click here

Oct
3
Fri
Bend Fall Festival @ Downtown Bend
5:00 pm – October 5, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

Bend Fall Festival

Dozens of your favorite Central Oregon food vendors, local breweries, musicians  and artists all gathered downtown to ring in the harvest. A family harvest street will offer plenty of activities to occupy children while adults enjoy the free live music, Pumpkin Pie contest, and Harvest Market.

Friday, October 3rd 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, October 4th 11:00am to 10:00pm
Sunday, October 5th 11:00am to 5:00pm

First Friday Art Walk @ Downtown Bend
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Jeffrey Murray Fine Art Photography

View sensational local and national art at dozens of businesses downtown and in the Old Mill District on the first Friday of every month.  Shops are matched with artists and stay open late.  Many businesses will serve food and wine as they welcome you in to enjoy their space and this wonderful evening.

Enjoy the First Friday Art Walk using the Free Art Walk Shuttle.  The free shuttle leaves the Old Mill District at :15 & :45 in front of Tumalo Art Co.

The shuttle leaves Downtown at :00 & :30 in front of 900 Wall Restaurant.

Oct
7
Tue
Lap Swim @ Ridge Sports Center - Indoor Pool
Oct 7 all-day
Pickleball Drop-ins & Clinics @ Ridge Sports Center - Gym
Oct 7 all-day

We offer various drop-ins and clinics including beginning and women-only sessions. Please check our current hours and event schedule for the latest drop-in dates and times.

Paddles are available and non-marking shoes are required. The sport is played on a court with the same dimensions as a doubles badminton court. The net is two inches lower than tennis, and played with a hard paddle and a polymer, which is a smaller version of a wiffle ball. With a smaller court and slower ball speed, pickleball is much easier to play than tennis.

A little pickleball trivia: the game started during the summer of 1965 on Bainbridge Island, Washington at the home of Congressman Joel Pritchard. He and two of his friends returned from golf and found their families bored one Saturday afternoon. They attempted to set up badminton but no one could find the shuttlecock. They improvised with a wiffle ball, lowered the badminton net, and fabricated paddles of plywood from a nearby shed. The name is said to have originated by Joan Pritchard, who said it reminded her of the “Pickle Boat crew where oarsmen were chosen from the leftovers of other boats.”

Current hours and schedule of classes: Click here

Oct
8
Wed
Adult Rec Swim @ Ridge Sports Center - Indoor Pool
Oct 8 all-day

We offer various rec swim hours each week.  For our current swim hours, click here.

Adults only please.

Oct
9
Thu
Tai Chi @ Resort Sports Center
Oct 9 all-day

Tai Chi classes are a low-stress training option for all ages. The basics of this class will touch on a slow sequence of movements which emphasize a straight spine, abdominal breathing, and a natural range of motion. We offer Tai Chi classes each week.

Current hours and schedule of classes: Click here

Aqua Fitness @ Ridge Sports Center - Indoor Pool
8:30 am – 9:30 am

We offer Aqua Fitness classes each week.

Current hours and schedule of classes: Click here.

Oct
10
Fri
Yoga Strength & Yoga Stretch @ Ridge & Resort Sports Centers
Oct 10 all-day

Yoga designed to increase strength and flexibility. We offer a Yoga Strength class typically on Friday mornings and a Yoga Stretch class Monday evenings. For our current schedule of classes, click here.

Adult Tennis Clinic @ Resort Sports Center
10:00 am – 11:30 am

We offer multiple clinics per week, typically on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:00am – 11:30am. Outdoor/indoor depending on weather. Come play with former professional players, now instructors, and a great group of supportive, avid players in a format that get’s you moving and hitting quite a bit. 

 

Current hours and schedule: Click here

 

Oct
11
Sat
Zumba Fitness @ Ridge Sports Center - Gym
9:00 am – 10:00 am

Get your groove on with this fun dance workout for all abilities, featuring pop and Latin-inspired music in an environment that’s all about having fun.

We offer Zumba classes every week. For the current hours and schedule of classes, click here.

Oct
15
Wed
Innergystics @ Ridge Sports Center - Gym
9:00 am – 10:00 am

Innergystics classes are typically held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00am – 10:00am.

Current hours and schedule of classes: Click here

Oct
16
Thu
Third Friday Stroll @ Downtown Redmond
9:00 am

Third-Friday-Stroll

Join us for downtown Redmond’s Third Friday Stroll. Take some well-deserved time and really enjoy Redmond’s downtown stores and restaurants. Find out what is so great about our city, and what the connection is with people living here and loving it so much.

Pick up a “Passport to Redmond” at any participating business and visit downtown merchants to redeem a stamp towards winning a gift basket stuffed with gifts from your downtown Redmond stores.

Oct
21
Tue
Lap Swim @ Ridge Sports Center - Indoor Pool
Oct 21 all-day
Pickleball Drop-ins & Clinics @ Ridge Sports Center - Gym
Oct 21 all-day

We offer various drop-ins and clinics including beginning and women-only sessions. Please check our current hours and event schedule for the latest drop-in dates and times.

Paddles are available and non-marking shoes are required. The sport is played on a court with the same dimensions as a doubles badminton court. The net is two inches lower than tennis, and played with a hard paddle and a polymer, which is a smaller version of a wiffle ball. With a smaller court and slower ball speed, pickleball is much easier to play than tennis.

A little pickleball trivia: the game started during the summer of 1965 on Bainbridge Island, Washington at the home of Congressman Joel Pritchard. He and two of his friends returned from golf and found their families bored one Saturday afternoon. They attempted to set up badminton but no one could find the shuttlecock. They improvised with a wiffle ball, lowered the badminton net, and fabricated paddles of plywood from a nearby shed. The name is said to have originated by Joan Pritchard, who said it reminded her of the “Pickle Boat crew where oarsmen were chosen from the leftovers of other boats.”

Current hours and schedule of classes: Click here

Oct
22
Wed
Adult Rec Swim @ Ridge Sports Center - Indoor Pool
Oct 22 all-day

We offer various rec swim hours each week.  For our current swim hours, click here.

Adults only please.