Subscribe Today! Please read: Readers of local content on the Herald and News website – heraldandnews.com – will require a subscription beginning today. For the first few months, non-subscribers will still be able to view 10 articles for free. If you are not already a subscriber, now is a great time to join for as little as $10/month!

Spud Run

The annual Linkville Lopers Spud Run is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, in downtown Merrill. Signups begin at 8 a.m. for the two-mile fun run/walk and five-mile run. Cost for the short race is $5 ($10 for a family), and $10 for the longer race.

“Seasons on the Deschutes River”

“Seasons on the Deschutes River” will be presented by Scott Richmond when the Klamath Country Flycasters meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Waffle Hut. Dinner will be followed by the program.

Richmond is executive director of Westfly, a nonprofit website for Western anglers. His program will identify opportunities, problems and solutions encountered by anglers of the Deschutes.

For information, contact Mark at 541-883-1850.

Saturday shooting events

Two shooting events are scheduled for Saturday at the Bill Scholtes Klamath Sportsmans Park, including the final sporting clays event of the season.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, with the shoot to follow about 30 minutes later. The cost is $23 for 100 birds. For information, contact Bryan Vanderpol at 541-883-3108.

The Jefferson State Shooting Association youth shooters will have a training session at 9:30 a.m. Saturday on the Larry Martin 200-yard Range, aimed at providing safety, marksmanship and proper shooting practices with firearms.

For information, contact Katie Fineauer at 541-892-0958.

All shooters and spectators must have eye and ear protection. The use of tracer and any spark-generating ammunition is prohibited at all times.

Pickleball

Pickleball 101 classes will be on the second Saturday of each month throughout the year, with Pickleball 102 set for the second Sundays of the month, all at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church gym.

Saturday classes will run from 9 a.m.-noon. Players are expected to provide their own water, court shoes (or tennis shoes) and comfortable clothing. Nets, paddles and balls will be provided by the Klamath Basin Pickleball Association.

Sunday sessions will be used to put skills learned in class into practice.

“Race to Zero for Domestic Violence”

Marta’s House and the 173rd Fighter Wing Sexual Assault Prevention and Response team have joined to host the “Race to Zero for Domestic Violence” run/walks at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Klamath Falls Regional Airport.

There will be a 2K and 5K race.

Online registration can be done at www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=191754. Walk-up registrations close at 1:45 p.m. the day of the race.

“This event is held to honor our victims and survivors of domestic violence, and to promote an environment of healing and safety for all with the hope of reaching zero,” event planner Amber Spotten said.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Gun Club shoots

The Klamath Gun Club hosts shoots at 10 a.m. every Sunday at its facility two miles north of Klamath Falls on Wocas Road. Its other shoots have been ended. Cost to join the club is $30 per year, and $5 a round to shoot 25 targets.

The club also has senior members available to help beginning shooters.

The club, which was started in 1926, is open to all interested shooters.

Sheepy Ridge summer hours

Summer hours for the Sheepy Ridge Sporting Clays now are in effect, and start at 9 a.m. Sundays at the group’s course located along State Line Road.

All skill levels can shoot, and instruction is available if requested. The cost of 100 birds is $27 for non-members, $22 for members and $15 for youth 15 and under. Short rounds can be shot on request.

For information or directions, call Dar at 541-892-9621, Steve at 541-891-7071 or Travis at 541-883-7419.

Oregon Tech Auction

Seats for the 35th annual Oregon Tech annual Blue-Gold Scholarship Auction Saturday night have sold out.