The Giving Games

AUG. 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Sunset Hill Farm County Park, 775 Meridian Road, Valparaiso. 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. 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. 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.

Buda Khi

ONGOING, 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Anytime Fitness Dyer, 262 8st Ave., Dyer. 219.440.7149. 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. 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. 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. Free and open to the public, these weekly yoga classes meet at the white gazebo. Attendees should bring their own mat.