Winter Calendar 2016



November – April

Public Skating Sessions

SKATE – Recreational skating for all ages and abilities. Open skate sessions are open to all ages; however, children 6 years and under must be supervised by a responsible person 14 years or older.

The Pavilion  |  $6, Skates Included

November 10

Downtown Bend
Preschool Parade

READING – An active early literacy storytime for children 3-5 and their caregivers.

Downtown Public Library  |  Free

November 11

KPOV Radio Immersion

CLASSES – Curious how radio works? Come find out what happens behind the scenes. Go on air, record in our studio, interview a friend and tell a story. Pieces produced will be broadcasted on 88.9 FM, and you’ll get a copy on CD to take home!

KPOV Radio | $50

November 11

Veteran’s Day Parade

EVENT – A parade of veterans, schools, bands, businesses and organizations, “Honoring The Military Order of the Purple Heart”

Downtown Bend  |  Free

November 11

Listos Para El Kinder

LEYENDO – Una hora de cuentos; Leeremos cuentos, cantaremos canciones y rimas. Tendremos manualidades y todo es en Espanol.

Downtown Public Library  |  Free

November 12 – January 21

Saturday and Sunday
Open Swim

SWIM – Swimming fun for everyone! Features include low and high diving boards, rope swing, water basketball, inner tubes, mats and more! Recreation swims are open to all ages, however, children 6 years and under must be supervised by a responsible person 14 years or older.

Juniper Swim & Fitness
Youth $6  Adult $8

November 12

Weekend Workshop:

PHOTOGRAPHY – Learn basic photography principles about angles and light with your own digital camera or one of ours.  Be inspired by the work of Ansel Adams before using your new skills around the Museum.

High Desert Museum
Members $10 Non-Members $15
(paired pricing for child and adult)

November 12 – January 21

Saturday Fit Kids Yoga

YOGA – Active yoga poses and fitness games promote a creative mind, healthy body and open heart. The goal

is to help young kids live a
healthy lifestyle by showing them fitness is fun!

Juniper Swim & Fitness
see website

November 12

STEAM Team – Crime
Scene Analysis

HANDS ON – How do you analyze evidence? Try hands-on fingerprint identification, chromatography, and more.  Ages 12-17 years.

Redmond Public Library  |  Free

November 12

“Heart of a Forest”
   with DJ Spooky

MUSIC – The boundaries between music, art and ecology collide as the Oregon State University Wind Ensemble

and DJ Spooky perform “Heart of the Forest.” Explore a soundscape in which Miller draws from his immersive experience of visiting the forest during each of the four seasons of the year.

Tower Theater  |  $13

November 12, December 10

Kids Adventure Days
ACTIVITIES – Summer might be over, but the adventures are not! Join us for a morning full of adventure exploring all that Central Oregon has to offer.

Harmon Park  |  $35

November 15

Bend Ecstatic Dance

DANCE – Celebrate the global dance network. Dance your own dance in your own way in a supportive community of kindred spirits. Come explore free form movement, connection, and self expression, guided by rich, diverse soundscapes.

The Masonic Center  |  $10

November 16 – January 17

Tuesday Tween Dance

DANCE – Come join us and bring your friends for an hour of yoga and dance, while we let go and let flow! Class will begin with flowing yoga moves that will lead us into our dance movements and we will then circle back to end with slow gentle yoga and savasana!

Juniper Swim & Fitness
see website

November 17

Vienna Boy’s Choir

SINGING – No group of child musicians is more renown than the incomparable Wiener Sangerknaben, founded by Emperor Maximilian I in 1498. Six centuries later, the famed Vienna Boys Choir

continue to delight music-
lovers across the globe with their purity of tone, distinctive charm and a diverse, crowd pleasing repertoire.

Tower Theater  |  $27 – $57

November 18

Teen Writing Group
@ Dudley’s

WRITING – Teens develop
skills through writing
exercises and workshopping; some dates will include local authors as guests.

Dudley’s Bookshop Café  |  Free

November 18

Holiday Craft &
Gift Bazaar

SHOPPING – Over 11,000 square feet of holiday shopping! Local crafters, gift sellers and artisans with unique one-of-a-kind wares for sale.

Bend Senior Center  |  Free Entry

November 19

Mining Day

ACTIVITY – Stake a claim, pan for “gold” and have your earnings authenticated in our indoor placer mine

and boomtown.

High Desert Museum
Admission plus $2 per “miner”

November 19

Grand Illumination

Holiday – Craft projects,
entertainment from Mr. Magic, pony rides, petting zoo. Live entertainment from 4-8 pm. Parade and resort lighting fireworks and Santa!
Sunriver Resort

November 19

Pie and Turnover Baking

COOKING – Learn how to make and roll out pie dough and shape it into pies and turnovers with a variety of fillings that are sure to make your mouth water! Yum, delicious! (ages 10 – 14)

Cascade Middle School
Foods Room | $30

November 24

I Like Pie Run

RUN – Let us gather, run, eat pie and rally some $$ 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!

Crow’s Feet Commons
Donation of $5 or canned foods

November 25

Turkey Trot Fun
Run/5k Walk

RUN – Don’t worry about that second helping of pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving! You can work it off at the annual 5K Turkey Trot Fun Run and Walk supporting NeighborImpact. Pre-registration is required.

Sunriver | $35 per walker/
runner, late registration $40

November 25 – 27

Tree of Joy

HOLIDAY – This season give a gift to someone in need. Names may be selected and gifts delivered from November 25-December 13 from 11am-5pm.

Old MIll District | Donation

November 25

Santa arrives by

HOLIDAY – Santa will arrive
in an AirLink helicopter
in the Les Schwab Amphitheater between 10-10:15am.
Santa will greet all the kids before being whisked off
to SantaLand.

Les Schwab Amphitheater  |  Free

November 25

Warren Miller Movie

FILM – Warren Miller Films are known for featuring skiers and snowboarders worldwide

in places such as the Alaskan Tordrillos, Japan, France, Chile, Italy, Canada and the expansive Big Sky country of Montana as they perform incredible feats that amaze and inspire. 7:30 pm

Cost: $5 for Resort Guests,
$10 for General Public

November 25 – December 18

It’s a Wonderful Life

RADIO – Enhance your Christmas Season of 1946 by joining us for a live radio broadcast, as WBFR’s “Playhouse of the Air” presents the holiday classic, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE.

WBFR  |  Free

November 25-December 23


HOLIDAY – Take a photo with

the holiday’s biggest celebrity. Located at the north end of the Old Mill District across from Chico’s. Open on
select days.

Old Mill District  |  Free

November 26-27

Carriage Rides

FUN – Complimentary carriage rides with Cowboy Carriage. Located between Ben &

Jerry’s and Francesca’s from

Old Mill District | Free

November 26, December 23, December 30, January 14

Black Light Blast!

TUBING – Come join the fun at SHARC’s tubing hill.  6:00 – 8:00pm

Sunriver | $15 includes tube
and unlimited runs

November 26 -December 26


HOLIDAY – Step into the magical world of Santa’s Workshop and create your own hand-crafted holiday keepsake. Choose from a variety of crafts perfect for any holiday gift. Santa’s Workshop is located in The Outpost between Fort Funnigan and the Bike Barn. Once you’ve completed your creations, head over to Fort Funnigan for a complimentary Hot
Cocoa Bar. (For the adults-peppermint schnapps!)

Sunriver | $10-$40

November 28 – December 14

Springboard Diving

SWIM – Learn the basics of how to dive from the 1-meter board. An instructor will lead you through the specifics of how to do an approach and hurdle as well as many other skills to help you become a confident and successful diver.

Juniper Swim & Fitness  |  $39

November 30 – January 25

Youth Hockey League

SPORTS – Let’s play hockey! It’s the first BPRD-organized youth hockey league! We’re talking hockey skill development and game action for both boys and girls.

The Pavilion  |  $135

December 1 – 18

BEAT presents Elf

THEATER – Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. 4:00 and 7:00 – check website for schedule.

2nd St Theater | 18 & Under $12 Seniors & Adults $18

December 3 – January 1

Gingerbread Junction

Holiday – Spectacular gingerbread houses on display in Abbottt Room benefitting Newberry Habitat for
Humanity Sunriver.

Habitat for Humanity  | Free

December 3 & 4

The Nutcracker

THEATER – The Central Oregon School of Ballet Nutcracker is a holiday tradition that is fun for all ages. Bring

your whole family for this festive ballet performance.

Bend High Auditorium  |  $20 for adults and $10 for children

December 3, 10, and 17

Gingerbread Cookie

HOLIDAY – The holidays aren’t complete without a batch of freshly baked gingerbread cookies. Our pastry chef provides the cookies and the icing…the kids are in charge of the scrumptious decorations!  Located in the Abbot Room at the Main Lodge  3:30-5:00 pm

Sunriver | $5 for two cookies

December 3

Bend Christmas Parade

HOLIDAY – Celebrate the season with the Downtown Bend Christmas Parade!  Check out the numerous floats and community holiday cheer.

Downtown Bend | Free

December 5 – 15

Lil Dragons

MARTIAL ARTS – Beginning with the very basics of Tang Soo Do Karate, this class helps children learn discipline, self-control, confidence and teamwork as well as develop motor skills.

Odyssey Martial Arts  |  $59

December 8

Music Movement
and Stories

STORIES – For 3-5 years. Movement and stories to encourage fun with music.

Downtown Bend Public
Library   |  Free

December 9

Kid’s Holiday Movie Night

MOVIES – Join us as we enjoy an evening eating popcorn, while watching a holiday
movie. (Time subject to change based on movie times).
Ages 6 -13, 6:30 – 8:30

Harmon Park  |  $15

December 10, 17

Holiday Cookie Decorating

BAKING – Learn to make beautiful holiday cookies and decorate them with your own creative touch. Bring home a special plate of goodies
to share and impress your family and friends!

Cascade Middle School
Foods Room  |  $30

December 12

Magic Lights at
the Old Mill

PHOTOGRAPHY – Bundle up and come photograph the twinkling lights and buildings along the Deschutes River as we focus on long exposures, intentional subject movement/panning, white balance issues after dark, abstract imaging and more!

Old Mill  |  $20

December 13

Tween Creative Writing Camp

WRITING – A month of workshops for budding writers!

Downtown Bend Public
Library  |  Free

December 23

Jingle Bell Run/Walk
for Arthritis

RUN – 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!

Downtown Bend  |  see website

December 30

Chanukah Celebration

HOLIDAY – The Old Mill District will host a Menorah Lighting on Thursday, December 29 at 5pm in Center Plaza by the footbridge in the Old Mill District. Lively music, hot drinks and potato latkes.

The Old Mill

December 31

New Year’s Eve
Family Night

FAMILY – The family that plays together stays together and gets to bed at a reasonable time! Enjoy our favorite selection of interactive board, arcade and Wii games. Win prizes throughout the night and enjoy ice cream sundaes! We will count down to the New Year’s with the East Coast at 9:00 pm with a sparkling cider or champagne toast.
A no-host bar will be available for select beers and wines. Adult participation
and reservations are
required.  7:30-10:00 pm

Sunriver | $30 for adults, $20 for children 12 and under

January 1 – February 12

Start Smart Basketball

SPORTS – Get involved with your child in this fantastic introductory basketball program! Move through stations and activities with your child using soft equipment to learn the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting and defense. Equipment is provided for players to keep. Parent/guardian must participate with child.

Location to be determined | $49

January 5 – 7

Sunriver Nature Center

LEARN – Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean kids can’t learn about the natural environment.
Venture down to Sunriver and come check out the many wonderful exhibits with hands-on learning for all ages.

Sunriver | $6 Adults,
$4 Children, under 2 Free

January 11
(registration opens)

Exciting Earth

LEARN – In this class, students will grow crystals and investigate aspects of the surface of the earth including rocks, minerals, fossils, soil, water and the sea floor.  Class runs from 02/01/2017 – 03/22/2017) 12:30 to 2:00 pm or 2:30 to 4:00 pm, Wednesdays.

Bend Science Station | $180

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