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Christmas Tree Lighting

12/1/2017 6:00 PM

Drake Park, near Downtown Bend

Join us for the Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting, a great tradition in Central Oregon!


Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis

12/2/2017 11:30 AM

First Interstate Bank – Downtown, 1100 NW Wall St.

This annual fun run is the kickoff for the downtown Bend Christmas parade every year. Dress warm or dress up or both. Proceeds benefit the Arthritis Foundation. There is a 5k and 1 mile option (great for kids). This walk/run is a great activity for the whole family! Strollers and pets welcomed.


2017 Bend Christmas Parade

12/2/2017 12:00 PM

Downtown Bend, Wall Street

Celebrate the season with the Downtown Bend Christmas Parade! This years theme is “Christmas Surprises.”


Cascade Corale Presents Holiday Magic

12/2/2017 – 12/3/2017 3:00 PM

Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.

Holiday Magic signals the start to the holiday season. This year, the Cascade Chorale is joined by full orchestra, the talented and charming Bend Children’s Choir (both matinee performances) and the amazing voices of Bend Camerata (Saturday evening.)


Harry Potter Trivia at Wild Ride Brewing

12/3/2017 7:00 PM

Wild Ride Brewing, 332 SW 5th St., Redmond

Join us for “Harry Potter” trivia night at Wild Ride Brewing in downtown Redmond. Hosted by Bend Comedy. This is an all ages event!


Pottery Show and Sale

12/9/2017 10:00 AM

The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Ave.

Join us at the Environmental Center for our annual Pottery Show and Sale. There will be 8 potters from Bend, featuring Raku pottery with wall hangings, vases and coasters. High fired functional potter, bowls, cups, pots, and much more. Great for Christmas gifts! 10am to 5pm.


Star Wars Trivia at Jackson’s Corner

12/10/2017 7:00 PM

Jackson’s Corner Eastside, 1500 NE Cushing Dr #100

Join us for Star Wars Trivia Night at Jackson’s Corner on Bend’s east side. Assemble a team or go at it alone, test your knowledge against our fun and entertaining rounds. We will have themed and media rounds with videos, music and audio. Free to play and prizes to win! Hosted by Bend Comedy.


The Greatest Good – A Lecture Series: Geologist Bart Wills

12/14/2017 4:00 PM

Oregon State University – Cascades Campus, Tykeson Hall, Room 207

Join us for “The Greatest Good” Lecture Series at OSU-Cascades which focuses on natural resource issues. Geologist Bart Wills will give a presentation briefly discussing the geology of Newberry, the 40-year geothermal history, the formation of the Newberry National Volcanic Monument, some of the difficulties is producing geothermal power, and the most recent geothermal projects.


Mt. Bachelor Riverhouse Jazz Series

12/22/2017 6:00 PM

Riverhouse on the Deschutes, 3075 U.S. 97 Business

Join us for the Mt. Bachelor Riverhouse Jazz Series featuring a double-bill of Darrell Grant & David Goldblatt with Chris Brown, Dave Captein & John Nastos.


Kids Cooking Workshop – Healthy Dinner

1/3/2018 9:00 AM

Kindred Creative Kitchen, 2525 NE Twin Knolls Drive, Suite 2

Have your child (age 7-17) join us in this hands-on workshop where they will learn to make a healthy dinner including baked Parmesan chicken tenders, Minestrone soup, and chickpea salad.


Pop-Up Museum: Making Things Go

1/6/2018 10:00 AM

Riverhouse Convention Center, 3075 N Hwy 97

The Children’s Museum of Central Oregon hosts this free event for children ages 3-11 years. Enjoy hands-on arts and crafts, science exhibits and demonstrations. Community partners Cascades Academy will be in attendance as well as other local community organizations.


10 Barrel Apres Music Series

1/6/2018 2:00 PM

Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort, West Village Lodge, 13000 SW Century Dr.

On January 6, 2018, the 10 Barrel Apres Music Series will feature the tunes from Mark Ransom, from 2pm to 4pm.


The Greatest Good – A Lecture Series: Fisheries Biologist, Jason Wilcox

1/11/2018 4:00 PM

Oregon State University – Cascades Campus, Tykeson Hall, Room 207

Join us for “The Greatest Good” Lecture Series at OSU-Cascades which focuses on natural resource issues. Fisheries Biologist, Jason Wilcox, will provide an overview of current and future Aquatic Invasive Species management considerations on and around the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and the Crooked River National Grassland.


Mt. Bachelor Riverhouse Jazz

1/12/2018 6:30 PM

Riverhouse on the Deschutes, 3075 U.S. 97 Business

Join us for Mt. Bachelor Riverhouse Jazz featuring George Colligan, Buster Williams and the Lenny White Trio.


Apres Ski Bash

1/12/2018 7:00 PM

Crow’s Feet Commons, 875 NW Brooks St.

The third installment of the 2017-18 Apres Ski Bash is on Friday, January 12, 2018. Parallel 44 Presents another very special apres ski show at Crow’s Feet Commons featuring Swatkins & The Positive Agenda.


Junior Snow Ranger at Mt. Bachelor

1/21/2018 1:00 PM

Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort, 13000 SW Century Dr.

Discover Your Forest and Deschutes National Forest invite you to enjoy some family time in the forest playing with your kids as they become Junior Snow Rangers.


Author! Author! Featuring Mary Roach

1/27/2018 7:00 PM

Bend High School Auditorium, 230 NE 6th St.

Deschutes Public Library Foundation presents Author! Author! Literary Series. Tonight features author, Mary Roach.

 

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