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CITY POOLS

City park pools open June 15, through Labor Day. Programs include swimming lessons and swim teams. Purchase pool tags for the season or pay a daily entrance fee. 412-323-7928.

TENNIS

Regional tennis courts are open in Frick, Highland, McKinley, Mellon, Schenley and West parks. Summer programs include camps and lessons. 412-244-4188.

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LAWN BOWLING

Open lawn bowling and league play, plus free lessons. Frick Park, Regent Square. 412-782-0848 or www.members.tripod.com/fplbc.

SKATEBOARDING

Go boarding at these city-run skate parks: McKinley, West Penn and Sheraden. 412-255-2539.

PITTSBURGH SPORTS LEAGUE

Year-round adult co-ed sports, including basketball, kickball, volleyball, softball. Various city locations. 412-338-2133 or www.pump.org.

OUTSIDE ADVENTURES

Nonprofit, volunteer group organizes activities including boating, biking and hiking trips. Instruction also offered. 724-230-0237 or www.outsideadventures.org.

PITTSBURGH CRITICAL MASS

Group bike ride through the city. Last Friday of every month. Meet at 5:30 p.m. by Carnegie Library dinosaur, on Forbes Avenue in Oakland. www.pghcriticalmass.org.

VENTURE OUTDOORS

Venture Outdoors sponsors hundreds of outdoor events at dozens of area parks, including family fun walks, beginner-to-advanced sessions in hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, rock climbing, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, yoga and much more. 412-255-0560 or www.ventureoutdoors.org.

SUMMER NATURAL HISTORY TOURS/WALKS

July 7-Sept. 20. Boyce Park (724-733-4418); Deer Lakes Park (724-295-3570); Harrison Hills Park (724-295-3570); Hartwood (412-767-9200); North Park Marshall Island (724-935-1766); and White Oak Park (412-687-3774).

TRI-ANGLERS

Weekly fishing, including on-site licenses and expert advice. Wednesdays at Riverfront Park, North Shore. 412-255-0564 or www.ventureoutdoors.org.

BIG LEAGUE SPORTS

Organized programs for kids include baseball, softball, soccer and track and field. Co-sponsored by Citiparks and the Boys and Girls Clubs. 412-488-8585.

INLINE SKATING

Weekly through September. 6:30 p.m., Thursdays, Washington Boulevard Cycling Track, Highland Park. 6:30 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. Sundays, Eliza Furnace Trail. 412-523-1582 or www.skatepittsburgh.com.

OLD ALLEGHENY COUNTY JAIL MUSEUM TOUR

Mondays in June, July and August. 11:30 a.m. Self-guided tour, plus docent on site. Free. 412-471-5808 or www.phlf.org.

OAKLAND'S CIVIC CENTER WALKING TOUR

Wednesdays in June. Noon. Meet at dinosaur on Forbes Avenue, Oakland. Free. 412-471-5808 or www.phlf.org.

BRIDGES AND MORE WALKING TOUR

Fridays in June. Noon. Meet at 107 Sixth St., Downtown. Free. 412-471-5808 or www.phlf.org.

SOUTH SIDE STROLL

Saturdays in June. 10:30 a.m. Meet at 12th and East Carson. Free. 412-471-5808 or www.phlf.org.

PENN-LIBERTY CULTURAL DISTRICT WALKING TOUR

Fridays in July. Noon. Meet at Katz Plaza, Seventh and Penn. Free. 412-471-5808 or www.phlf.org.

FOURTH AVENUE FROLIC WALKING TOUR

Fridays in August. Noon. Meet at Smithfield Street and Fourth Avenue, Downtown. Free. 412-471-5808 or www.phlf.org.

May 19

Venture Outdoors Festival. Activities include kayaking, canoeing, in-line skating, rock-climbing wall, bike tours, fishing, and arts and crafts. North Shore near Heinz Field. 412-255-0564 or www.ventureoutdoors.org.

May 20

Pedal Pittsburgh. Bike throughout Pittsburgh while raising funds for the Community Design Center of Pittsburgh; course options range from 6 to 60 miles. Station Square. 412-232-3545 or www.pedalpittsburgh.org.

May 25

Two-player Scramble. South Park Golf Course. 412-835-3545.

May 31-June 2

Allegheny County Marbles Tournament. Display skills aiming small glass balls; for 14 and under. Allegheny County Courthouse courtyard, Downtown. 412-431-7497.

June 2

Journeys Backyard Barbeque Tour. Free event showcasing extreme sports, with X-sports star athletes on hand to thrash, crash and meet-and-greet. Parking lot of Monroeville Mall. 412-380-9325 or www.journeysbbq.com.

June 2

Eighth Annual Pittsburgh Walk NOW for Autism. Heinz Field. 412-487-6851.

June 3

Greenfield Glide. 5K run and walk over a cross-country course. Schenley Park Overlook. 412-422-8885.

June 3

65 Roses Ride. Settler's Cabin, Algonquin Center. 13-, 34- or 62-mile bike ride. Benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 412-321-4422.

June 8

Riverview 5K Run and Walk. Riverview Park Activities Building. 412-255-2493.

June 15-18

UPCI Leukemia Golf Open. Charity event held in honor of the late Bob O'Connor. Pittsburgh Field Club, Fox Chapel. 800-726-2873.

June 16

19th Annual Pittsburgh Pirates Fun Run/Walk for Epilepsy. 5K/2 mile course. PNC Park. 412-261-5880 or www.efwp.org.

June 17

Fathers' Day Ride and Stride. Bike rides to benefit prostate cancer research. North Park Swimming Pool Lot. 412-359-3231 or www.rideandstride.net.

June 21

Men's Golf Championship. South Park Golf Course. 412-835-3545.

June 29-July 8

Bikefest. A celebration of life on two-wheels in Pittsburgh. Various events and locations. www.bike-pgh.org/events/bikefest.

July 10

Women's Golf Championship. South Park Golf Course. 412-835-3545.

July 11

Juniors Golf Championship. North Park Golf Course. 724-935-1766.

July 19

Men's Golf Championship. North Park Golf Course. 724-935-1766.

July 21

South Hills Kids Triathlon. Ages 7-12. Wave Pool, South Park. 412-835-0143.

Aug. 1

Juniors Golf Tournament. South Park Golf Course. 412-835-4810.

Aug. 11

Brookline Breeze 5K Run and Fitness Walk. Plus non-competitive one-mile fun run "Mini-Breeze." Brookline Memorial Recreational Center. 412-531-9227.

Aug. 14

Women's Golf Championship. North Park Golf Course. 724-935-1766.

Aug. 24

Two-player Scramble. North Park Golf Course. 724-935-1766.

Aug. 25

Run Around the Square 5K Run/Walk, through Frick Park's Fern Hollow. Henrietta and Milton avenues. 412-422-6562 or www.regentsquare.com.

Sept. 6.

Seniors Golf Championship. South Park Golf Course. 412-835-3545.

Sept. 16-22

Paul G. Sullivan Championship. Tennis tournament open to players 18 and older. Schenley Park. 412-244-4188.

Sept. 23

Dollar Bank Junior Great Race. One-mile fun run for kids under 12. Liberty and Penn, at Stanwix, Downtown. 412-255-2493 or www.rungreatrace.com.

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