Early Spring 2017 Calendar

February 16-March 2

Parent & Seal Pup: Skate Together

Active – Step onto the ice and help your young “seal pup” find his or her ice feet! Together you will learn how to skate by singing songs, playing games and spending time together on the ice. Participants are welcome to stay to skate during the parent/tot skate session after class.

The Pavilion | $35-$42



February 17-19

Oregon WinterFest

Family – Come see the Old Mill transform into a wintery wonderland! This celebration of all things winter will bring national music acts, a fire pit competition, ice sculptures, the OMSI Kids Area—an interactive science and play area, fine art, delicious food, beer, wine and so much more.

Old Mill District | $10 adv., $12 door.,
$36 family pack



February 18

Finding Fossils: Did Sharks Live in the High Desert?

Learn – This workshop for the whole family offers a chance to dig deep and discover Oregon’s ecosystems of the past. Explore how fossils are created and what they can tell us about the earth for millions of years.

High Desert Museum | Paired pricing, $10-$15



February 18

WinterFest Hot Cocoa Run

Run –  A run just for aspiring princes and princesses where kids race to make the best cup of hot cocoa! Part of Oregon WinterFest with different races for three age groups. Ages 3-10.

Les Schwab Amphitheatre | $15 or
$5 with WinterFest entry



February 18

Black Light Blast

Outside –  Nighttime tubing under black light runs. Price includes tube and unlimited runs. RSVP required as space is limited.

SHARC Sunriver Tubing Hill | $12

SROA members, $15 GA



February 18

Scrapbooking with the Millers

Create – What to do when it’s cold and blue? Scrapbooking with friends was a popular winter pastime. Gather around the fire to help cut out images from holiday cards, picture books and advertisements to add to your own collection.

High Desert Museum | $7-$12



February 19

Become a Jr. Snow Ranger

Outside –  Activities will include snowshoeing, winter safety, exploring snowflakes, wildlife tracking, winter ecology, and the joy of winter fun. The program mission is to inspire youth to embrace a life-long relationship with the winter environment and to become stewards of the land. Also, March 12.

Mt. Bachelor | Free



February 20

Kids Rock Choir

Music  Kids ages 12 and under with only one goal: to have a great time singing their faces off! No training, experience or long term commitment is required to join in. Each Monday.

Various locations | $10



February 20

Wonders of Wind Kids Camp

Learn  How is wind formed? Do winged animals need wind to soar? Find answers to these questions and more in this day of exploration. Investigate how people generate electricity from wind and how it shapes some of our favorite landscapes.

High Desert Museum | $40-$45



February 21, 28, March 7, 14

No Drama Discipline: How to Calm Down, Build Connection, Coach Not Control

Based on the latest brain research, this 4-week class focuses on calming down so we stay connected with our children while setting limits and guiding them to increasingly mature behavior. Too much emotion when parenting interferes with a child’s ability to learn, impairs development of the brain’s ability to emotionally regulate, and disrupts the parent-child bond. Topics include: understanding the “emotional brain,” identifying emotional triggers, self-calming tools, bonding through empathy, setting/holding limits without punishment and navigating meltdowns.

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Bend Senior Center  |  $100 ID $120 OD / session

Register through Bend Park & Recreation



February 21

Fit Kids Dance & Play

Active – Kids will be introduced to different dance styles and rhythms, along with fun music and games. Ages 4-11. Repeats at various times and dates.

Juniper Swim & Fitness Center | $5



February 25

Wildlife and Living History Family Free Day

Learn –  Whether you’re three or 93, there’s something for everyone at the High Desert Museum. See birds of prey, the porcupine exhibit, a bobcat and more. Explore High Desert history and culture in their permanent exhibits.

High Desert Museum | Free



February 25-26

Eagle Watch

Outside –  A day of fun for the whole family with live birds of prey, wild eagle spotting, raptor education, kid’s activities and more. Kids can meet JR Beaver, Smokey the Bear and Larry the Lightbulb as well.

Round Butte Overlook Park | Free



March 1

Tween Dance & Yoga

Active –  An hour of yoga and dance, where tweens can let go and let flow! Class begins with flowing yoga moves that lead into dance movements and circle back at the end with slow gentle yoga. Repeats at various times and dates.

Juniper Swim & Fitness Center | $5



March 3

Family Karaoke

Music –  Featuring a music library of more than 25,000 songs and a professional sound system. Hosted by KJ Tonya, this karaoke is open to adults and kids of all ages. Explicit lyrics are removed from song library.

Looking Glass Imports & Café | Free



March 3-24

Book SmART

Create –  Art inspired by a storybook! Students read an art-themed picture book to inspire creativity before exploring a variety of materials including paint, pastels, glue, scissors, markers and more. Ages 4-6, Fridays.

Art Station | $55-$66



March 4

Saturday Stories

Learn – A fun early literacy storytime for the whole family. Ages 0-5.

Various Deschutes Libraries | Free



March 18

Free Family Night

Active –  Elevate your family get-together to a whole new level of fun! Join in to combine swimming, fitness and fun as a family. Wind down before leaving with bedtime yoga and story time fitness.

Juniper Swim & Fitness Center | Free



March 18

St. Patrick’s Day Dash

Run –  Gather your family and friends to run, jog, walk or crawl across the finish line. A family friendly 5K fun run to benefit Kids Center, a non-profit child abuse intervention center serving all of Central Oregon.

Deschutes Brewery & Public House  |  $35



March 22

Kids Camp: Around the World

Learn — Discover other cultures around the world! Ages 6-8. Registration required.

Various Deschutes Libraries  |  Free



March 27-31

Spring Break Kids Camps

Learn –   Kids from kindergarten to fifth grade will have fun exploring nature, culture and science in these fun filled day camps at the High Desert Museum. Explore exhibits from animal superheros to the Buzzsaw sharks of long ago.

High Desert Museum  |  $170 members,
$195 non-members.



April 4-25

Suzuki Guitar

Music –  Taught by Central Oregon’s only certified Suzuki guitar instructor, this class introduces youth to the joy of learning the Suzuki way! This highly successful method is internationally recognized for it’s early childhood focus. Parent/guardian participation required. Instrument not included. Equipment and materials are provided. Ages 3-4, Tuesdays.

Bend Guitar Lessons | $90-$108



April 7

First Friday Splash & Fun

Swim –  Mom, Dad! Drop the kids off at JSFC and head to First Friday in downtown Bend! In the care of our trained, fun-loving staff, children can participate in a variety of exciting activities such as science experiments, crafts and games, create their own healthy snack and, of course, swimming!

Juniper Swim & Fitness Center | $11-$17


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