Winter 2015 Family Calendar

 

Winter Calendar

 

2015 Central Oregon Winter Calendar

NOVEMBER

November 13-22

James and the Giant Peach

THEATER—All ages welcome!  A magical peach! An imprisoned boy! Insect friends! An incredible journey! This amazing adventure of James Henry Trotter will fulfill the fantasy of anyone who has ever dreamed of escape. Roald Dahl’s story comes hilariously to life in this delightful dramatization put on by local actors at BEAT.

2nd Street Theater. $10-$15. beatonline.orgg

November 14

Redmond STEM
Movie Night

FILM—Ages 9+. Big Dream. Featuring seven young women in technology fields around the world.

Redmond Public Library. Free. deschuteslibrary.org

November 14

East Bend STEM Team

FILM—Ages 9+. Explore techniques of stop-motion animation.

East Bend Public Library. Free. deschuteslibrary.org

November 14

Fire Ecology

WORKSHOP—Join John Bailey, associate professor of silviculture and wildland fire at Oregon State University, for an interactive walk throughout the museum grounds. With hands-on activities, learn about the history and future of fire management and their effects on climate change. Explore a controlled burn site. Recommended for ages 8+.

High Desert Museum. $10 members,
$15 non-members. highdesertmuseum.org

November 14

The Clarion Call, Open Mic

SING—A great opportunity for Central

Oregon youth to have a live stage experience in a friendly environment. Come meet other students who love to perform. All instructors are encouraged to bring their students down for lunch and an engaging experience. Full professional sound system that will bring ‘em back for more.

Kelly D’s Banquet Room. Free. Contact Tom Hudson thudson@bendbroadband.com

November 14

LEGO Block Party

PLAY—All ages. Read! Build! Play! Join other builders and a gazillion LEGO pieces.

Redmond Public Library. Free. deschuteslibrary.org

November 14

Voices of Hope

MUSIC—Sing along to classic songs from favorite musicals performed by top local talent. Benefits CASA of Central Oregon, providing a voice for Central Oregon children in foster care.

Tower Theatre. $20. towertheatre.org

November14 & 15

Old Fashion Christmas

HOLIDAY—A nostalgic celebration of the holidays with a variety of arts, crafts, antiques, food, entertainment, and a candyland maze to Santa!

Deschutes County Fairgrounds. $4 and a canned good, children 6 and under free. centraloregonshows.com

November 16 (Mondays)

Capoeira Kids

ACTIVE—Ages 5 and up. Capoeira is for all! Beginners can experience this exciting artform of Brazilian culture which incorporates martial arts, movement, music, acrobatics and fun for all ages. An adult capoeira class is available at the same time. Class is every Monday.

Get a Move On Studio. $25 for three weeks. ucabend.com

November 17

Animal Adventures

ANIMALS—Ages 3+. Live animals, stories, and crafts with High Desert Museum.

East Bend Public Library. Free. deschuteslibrary.org

November 17

Sisters Pajama Party

PLAY—Ages 0-5. Evening storytime with songs, rhymes, and crafts. Wear your PJs!

Sisters Public Library. Free. deschuteslibrary.org

November 18

OBOB Book Club

READ—Discuss titles from the Oregon Battle of the Books list for grades 6-8.

Downtown Bend Public Library. Free. deschuteslibrary.org

November 18 (Wednesdays)

Tween Yoga

YOGA—This class for 10-12 year olds, will introduce the basics of yoga to help build strength and flexibility. Postures can help increase self-confidence, balance, and compassion. Breathing exercises can increase mental awareness and focus which can help with school work and challenging everyday situations. Class is every Wednesday.

Namaspa Yoga Studio. $5-$6. namaspa.com

November 18 (Wednesdays)

Together For Children Parent Groups

SUPPORT—Weekly two-hour parent-child playgroup, parent education, and support group for families who have children under 4 years. Groups also open in Redmond on Tuesday mornings and Sisters on Thursday mornings. Group occurs each week on Wednesday.

Summit High School. $120 term,
$15 session. together-for-children.org

November 18 & 19

Backpack Explorers—Sage Grouse

EXPLORE—Preschoolers ages 3-5 engage their senses on an adventure created just for them and an adult chaperone. Go on a backpack journey throughout the museum, observe nature, animals, science, and create art. Take home activities based on your discoveries. New themes each week.

High Desert Museum. $10 members, $15 non-members, plus adult admission. highdesertmuseum.org

November 19

Music, Movement & Stories

MUSIC—Ages 3-5. Movement and stories to develop skills and fun with music.

Downtown Bend Public Library. Free. deschuteslibrary.org

November 19

Parent Toddler Classes

LEARN—This seven-week program offers a nurturing environment for children 12-36 months and their caregivers to come and explore play in a beautiful Waldorf setting.

Waldorf School of Bend. $180 for 7-week session. bendwaldorf.org

November 20

Teen Writing Group

WRITE—Ages 12-17. Plan a year-long writing project that ends with a self-published anthology.

Downtown Bend Public Library. Free. deschuteslibrary.org

November 20

Redmond Fizz! Boom! Read!

EXPLORE—Ages 3-5. Stories and science with hands-on experiments.

Redmond Public Library. Free. deschuteslibrary.org

November 20

Visit Bend Guided Tour

HISTORY—Join a Bend expert from Visit Bend for a free one-hour guided tour of the historic downtown core. Learn a bit of the past as well as the ins-and-outs and hotspots of present-day Bend and Central Oregon. Advanced reservations required.  All ages welcome.

Bend Visitor Center. visitbend.com

November 20-December 19 (Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays)

You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown

THEATER—Charles Schultz and Clark Gesner bring the iconic comic strip to life in musical form. Join in as Charlie Brown, Lucy and Linus teach us the great lessons of life with a laugh and a sardonic smile.

Cascades Theatrical Company. $16-$23. cascadestheatrical.org

November 21

Sensory Storytime

LEARN—Ages 0-7. Activities designed for children with sensory integration challenges.

East Bend Public Library. Free. deschuteslibrary.org

November 21

High Desert Mining Day

EXPLORE—Stake a claim, pan for gold, and have your earnings authenticated in our indoor placer mine and boomtown.

High Desert Museum. Museum admission plus $2 per miner. highdesertmuseum.org

November 21
(Third Saturday of each month)

Family Night

PLAY—Elevate your family get-together to a whole new level of fun! Join in to combine fitness and fun as a family.

Juniper Swim & Fitness Center. $5 or current pass. bendparksandrec.org

November 23-25

No School Fun Hang Out Day

PLAY—A safe and fun place to drop off  your kids during no-school days for activities while you work, do errands, or have a fun day of your own. Planned activities and free play times, while utilizing teachable moments to reinforce academic skills, success attributes (proactivity, self-awareness, perseverance, etc.), and exploration of students’ interests. 4-13 years. Discounts for early enrollment.

Samara Learning Center. $70. samaralearningcenter.org

November 23-25

School’s Out Kids Camp

PLAY—For elementary students on no school days this fall. Camps for K-2nd grade and 3rd through 5th grade. One-day and three-day camps. Before and after-care available, see website for pricing.

High Desert Museum. One-day camp: $40 members, $45 non-members; 3-day camp $120 members, $135 non-members. highdesertmuseum.org

November 24

Sisters Pajama Party

PLAY—Ages 0-5. Evening storytime with songs, rhymes, and crafts. Wear your PJs!

Sisters Public Library. Free. deschuteslibrary.org

November 25

Teen Night

SOCIAL—Open to ages 12-18, this teens-only evening includes a root beer float social followed by water basketball/volleyball games, contest, use of the hot tub and other indoor aquatic-themed activities.

SHARC. 8:00pm-9:00pm. $7 members/$10 non-members

November 26

I Like Pie Run/Walk

ACTIVE—Thanksgiving is here. Let us gather, run, eat pie and rally some money and food for Neighbor Impact. I Like Pie is an untimed fun run/walk to get you outdoors for some exercise before you strap on the feedbag and revel in the holiday!

Riverfront Plaza in front of Crows Feet Commons. $5 and 5 lbs. of food. footzonebend.com

November 26

Bend Thanksgiving Classic

ACTIVE—It’s November, and you know what that means:  It’s time to lace up your boots, and running shoes Thanksgiving morning for a run or walk before you tackle that big feast! Chase the turkey through the course while you hunt for items redeemable for fun prizes from local businesses!

Old Mill District. $25-$45. bendthanksgivingclassic.com

November 27

Grand Illumination

HOLIDAY–The North Pole tent with holiday fun for the entire family. Children’s craft projects, entertainment from Mr. Magic, face painting, work from selected local artisans and huggable characters. Enjoy pony rides, a petting zoo, local vendors, grand illumination parade, and the tree lighting.

Sunriver Resort. Free. sunriver-resort.com

November 27-December 13 (Friday-Sunday)

SantaLand

HOLIDAY—Take a photo with the holiday’s biggest celebrity…Santa! Parents join in the fun by guessing the Celebrity Santa of the day. Local, County and State officials, as well as local personalities, participate in this year’s fun event located in SantaLand.

Old Mill District. $10-$15. theoldmill.com

November 27

Sunriver Resort Turkey Trot

ACTIVE—Turkey Trot is an untimed Fun Run/Walk to get you outdoors for some exercise and family fun! Pre-registration is required.  $25-$35. sunriver-resort.com

November 28

Blacklight Blast in Sunriver

ACTIVE—Blacklight and glow runs, laser lights, music and more!  Admission includes tube and unlimited runs.

$12/members, $15/non-members.

SHARC Tubing Hill. sunriversharc.com

November 28

Downtown Bend Christmas Tree Lighting

HOLIDAY—A great tradition in Central Oregon! Spend the evening singing carols and listening to local choirs.

Drake Park. Free. downtownbend.org

November 28
(Fourth Saturday of every month)

Kids’ Night Out

PLAY—Ages 3-11 get JSFC to themselves as they play in the pool, watch movies, and have fun with their friends under the supervision of our staff. Pizza, drinks, and snacks included. Note: Ages 3-5 will enjoy crafts, games and movies. They must be potty-trained and swimming is not included for this group.

Juniper Swim & Fitness Center. $10-$16. bendparksandrec.org

November 28

Elf

FILM—A Christmas classic about innocence, cheer, candy canes and syrup. Wear your elf costume!

Tower Theatre. $8. http://towertheatre.org

December 1
(First Tuesday of every month)

Redmond MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

SUPPORT—A group of supportive mamas with free and very loving childcare for kiddos. A great place to make new friends, get encouragement, and know that you’re not alone in this wonderful journey of motherhood!

Community Presbyterian Church. Free. On Facebook: CentralORMOPS

December 4
(First Friday of every month)

Splash & Fun

PLAY—Ages 6-9. Drop the kids off at JSFC and head to First Friday in downtown Bend! In the care of trained, fun-loving staff, children can participate in a variety of exciting activities such as science experiments, learning hip-hop, playing a game of tag, performing in an impromptu talent show, and of course, swimming! Snacks and drinks provided.

Juniper Swim & Fitness Center. $10 adv., $13 door. bendparksandrec.org

December 4-January 1

Gingerbread Junction

HOLIDAY—The 19th annual holiday celebration! Gingerbread houses will be on display in the Abbot Room of the Sunriver Resort Lodge. Gingerbread Junction benefits the Newberry Habitat for Humanity.

Sunriver Resort. Free. sunriver-resort.com

December 4

Family Experimental Painting

ART—Kick off First Friday with a family-friendly activity at the Art Station.  Kids and adults can get creative with a self-guided art activity with one of our instructors. $5. artscentraloregon.org/artstation

December 5-6

Holiday Magic at the Tower

SING—The Saturday and Sunday matinee performances (both at 3:00pm) feature the delightful, charming and talented Bend Children’s Choir.  Saturday evening’s performance will feature Bend Camerata- an exceptional chamber ensemble, specializing in a wide variety of classic choral repertoire.

Tower Theatre. $15-$20. towertheatre.org

December 5

Bend Christmas Parade

HOLIDAY—Celebrate the season with the Downtown Bend Christmas Parade!

Downtown Bend. Free. downtownbend.org

December 5

Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis

ACTIVE—This annual fun run is the kickoff for the downtown Bend Christmas parade every year.  Dress warmly 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!

Downtown Bend. On Facebook: Bend Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis

December 5

Hospice Festival of Trees

HOLIDAY—Family activities including viewing of over 30 creatively decorated trees, children’s activities, a hospitality table, live entertainment, and visit with Santa.

Deschutes Expo Center. Free. hospiceofredmond.org

December 5
(First Saturday of every month)

Middle School Night

PLAY—Grades 6-8 take over JSFC with special themed nights, fun activities in the entire facility, dance, fitness, and an awesome place to hang out with friends.

Juniper Swim & Fitness Center. $5. bendparksandrec.org

December 5

Breakfast with Santa

FOOD—Why stand in a long line at the mall or department store waiting to talk to Santa when you can relax at a table with your family, enjoying a hot buffet breakfast, houseroasted coffee and more? The menu is for kids and adults alike.

McMenamins Old St. Francis School. $18 adults, $13 kids, 6 months and under free. mcmenamins.com

December 12

The Clarion Call, Open Mic

SING—A great opportunity for Central Oregon youth to have a live stage experience in a friendly environment. Come meet other students who love to perform. All instructors are encouraged to bring their students down for lunch and an engaging experience. Full professional sound system that will bring ‘em back for more.

Kelly D’s Banquet Room. Free. Contact Tom Hudson thudson@bendbroadband.com

December 21-23 & 28-30

No School Fun Hang Out Day

PLAY—A safe and fun place to drop off your kids during no-school days for activities while you work, do errands, or have a fun day of your own. We have planned activities and free play times, while still utilizing teachable moments to reinforce academic skills, success attributes (proactivity, self-awareness, perseverance, etc.), and exploration of students’ interests. 4-13 years. Discounts for early enrollment.

Samara Learning Center. $70. samaralearningcenter.org

January 1 & 2

Freeze Your Fanny Family Fun Run/Biathlon

ACTIVE—Family fun run benefiting MountainStar Family Relief Nursery of Madras. 3-mile run/walk, kids and dogs welcome. Saturday at the Madras Aquatic Center, join in for a post-race chili feed and family swim.

Madras. $20. mtstar.org

January 22-30

Shrek! The Musical

THEATER—Thoroughly Modern Productions with most actors’ ages 8-18 years old. Youth actors join the adult cast of seasoned and professional perfomers for six shows on the big stage.

Tower Theatre. Price $31-$35. thoroughlymodernprod.com

February 2

Groundhog Day

FILM—What if every day was exactly the same, and nothing you did mattered? Find out during our nonstop screening!

Tower Theatre. $5. towertheatre.org

February 12-14

Oregon WinterFest

FESTIVAL—The massive celebration of all things winter will bring national music acts, snow sports, a fire pit competition, ice sculptures, the OMSI Kids Area, fine art, delicious food, beer, wine, and so much more.

Old Mill District. oregonwinterfest.com

February 12-21

The Music Man

THEATER—Professor Hill and his “Seventy-Six Trombones” head to River City Iowa in hopes of conning the townspeople and then skipping town.

Summit High. $10-$15. beatonline.org

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