The Giving Games
AUG. 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Sunset Hill Farm County Park, 775 Meridian Road, Valparaiso. thegivinggamesnow.org. This 5K run/walk takes place on an inflatable obstacle course.
Tour de LaPorte
AUG. 25-27, Cummings Lodge, 350 Grangemouth Road, La Porte. 219.326.2471. tourdelaporte.com. This annual bike ride, running and walking event features a half-marathon, 10K and 5K runs, 5K walks, a mini fun run for kids and distance cycling events. Proceeds benefit patients with cancer in the community.
Introduction to Canoeing
AUG. 26, 9 a.m.-noon, Robinson Lake, Hobart. nwipa.org. Taught by American Canoe Association instructors, this on-water class will focus on the fundamentals of canoeing for both novice and experienced canoe paddlers.
Adult Back-to-School Sand Volleyball League
AUG. 29-SEPT. 27, 6:15-7:30 p.m. Tuesday co-ed teams; 6:15-7:30 p.m. women's league, Sauerman Woods Park outdoor volleyball courts, 1000 E. South St., Crown Point. 219.661.2272. Adults can compete in a co-ed or women's sand volleyball league with matches held weekly. AUG. 24: Registration deadline.
ONGOING, 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Anytime Fitness Dyer, 262 8st Ave., Dyer. 219.440.7149. anytimefitness.com. This cardio kickboxing class combines boxing, cardio, karate, tai chi and yoga.
ONGOING, 6:35-7:05 p.m. Monday, Franciscan Health Fitness Centers Chesterton Campus, 810 Michael Drive, Chesterton. franciscanalliance.org/omni. This 30-minute strength class will tighten the abs and lower body through the use of a variety of equipment.
ONGOING, 5:20-6:20 p.m. Monday, 9:15-10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Friday, 7:30-8:30 a.m., 5:20-6:20 p.m. Wednesday, Southlake YMCA, 1450 S. Court St., Crown Point. 219.663.5810. slymca.org. This program uses matches traditional strength training moves to music to create a simple and effective way to strength train.
Greet the Day Yoga with Jo
THROUGH AUTUMN, 7-8:30 a.m., Harrison Park, Hohman Avenue and Waltham Street, Hammond. 219.853.6378. gohammond.com. Free and open to the public, these weekly yoga classes meet at the white gazebo. Attendees should bring their own mat.