Fall 2017 Calendar
YOGA —This class caters to kids aged 4-8 and is a fun, lighthearted introduction to yoga, movement and music.
Bend Community Healing | $10
SINGING — Choir Sing Bend introduces Kids ROCK! Choir to Central Oregon. Kids 12 and under are welcome to come sing, with the only goal being to have fun. No training, experience or long-term commitment required to join. Just a good attitude!
Broken Top Bottle Shop | $10
Mondays and Thursdays
Capoeira Martial Arts
MARTIAL ARTS — Experience this form of martial arts with Afro-Brazilian origins. With a focus on kicks, knee strikes, punches and evading attacks all while maintaining a fluid and acrobatic form, this experience is suitable for adults and teens and includes a two-week introduction.
Sortor Karate | $30
Third Tuesday of Every Month
Redmond Mothers of Preschoolers
SUPPORT — This event is geared towards making new friends, getting encouragement and connecting through shared experiences and the knowledge that no one’s alone in the journey of motherhood. The meetings consist of short inspirational videos, fun crafts/activities, exciting speakers and time for connection.
Community Presbyterian Church | Free
Wednesdays through Oct. 11
Bend Farmers Market
FOOD — The market occurs once a week downtown in the Brooks Street Alley behind the Tower Theater. The market features farmers from around Oregon, local food vendors and a wide variety of food and goods. Kid and family-friendly, bring the whole crew down for fresh baked cookies, beautiful flowers and tonight’s dinner.
Downtown Bend | Free
SUPPORT — It can be tough being a mom. It’s easier with community and shared experiences. This event focuses on free, non-judgmental support. Share your concerns, questions, joys, challenges, experiences and practical tips. Open to pregnant women and moms with babies up to one year old.
Juniper Park Playground | Free
Big Kids Yoga
YOGA — This class caters to “big kids,” ages 7-10. With a focus on the fundamentals of yoga through technical yoga games and a deeper exploration of postures and flow sequences. This class is a step up from the kids class, but still maintains an engaging, fun environment.
Namaspa Yoga Studio | $5-$6
Moms Running Group
RUN — This group welcomes all moms with or without strollers. The runs are 3 to 4.5 miles long at 8 to 12 minute mile paces. This is a fun and encouraging group for moms of all running levels. Runs occur regardless of weather.
FootZone | Free
First Friday of Every Month
First Friday Art Walk
ART — A fun, year round event, First Friday Art Walks are family friendly and include art, music and drinks at various downtown businesses. This event serves as a celebration of downtown Bend and is a unique part of the Bend community. Most downtown shops extend their hours for the art walk, creating a lively experience for family and friends.
Downtown Bend | Free
Last Saturday of Every Month
ART — Admire the work of local artisans, listen to live music, taste bites from local food carts enjoy complimentary beverages. Bring the entire family down to get a taste for local art and culture in Bend.
The Workhouse | Free
Sundays through Dec. 31
SHARC Central oregon Sundays
ACTIVE — Central Oregon Sundays at SHARC Aquatic Center Discounted admission for residents!
SUNRIVER SHARC | $9
Bend Science Station Classes
SCIENCE — The Bend Science Station offers a variety of classes for elementary, middle and high school students. Students are invited to explore various aspects of science and the world we live in. Designed to stimulate curiosity and learning, these classes also serve as an exploration into all things science.
Bend Science Station | Prices Vary
Nitro Circus Live
THRILLS — This event features 30 of the world’s best extreme athletes in freestyle motocross, BMX and anything you can imagine with wheels. Be ready to see a host of ridiculous contraptions being launched 50 feet into the air by the crazy Nitro daredevils.
Vince Genna Stadium | $39+
FESTIVAL — The Bend Oktoberfest is an annual, family-friendly event that features beer, fun games, wiener dog races, traditional music, dancing and local food vendors. This event is put on by the Bend Downtown Business Association and is their biggest fundraiser of the year.
Downtown Bend | Free
Walk to End Alzheimer’s
BENEFIT — Help in the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in a two-mile walk. This annual event is held in more than 600 communities across the U.S. to help raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. People of all ages and abilities are invited to join.
Riverbend Park | Price Varies
Soar! Adaptive Activity Day
ADAPTIVE SPORTS — This event caters to individuals with chronic medical conditions and disabilities. Enjoy a catered lunch and activities such as adapted kayaking, rock climbing, yoga, pilates, massage, volleyball, pickleball, cycling, Tai Chi and receive a free Hydroflask water bottle. Open to ages 16+.
Destination Rehab | $25
Bend Open Streets
COMMUNITY — This annual event invites community members to bring bikes, roller skates, skateboards or any other non-motorized mode of transportation to Bend’s Central District where 2.5 miles of streets will be closed off to automobile traffic. Last year, this event drew over 2,500 community members. Dog and family friendly.
Bend’s Central District | Free
Puberty Classes for Pre-Teens
CLASSES —Recommended for 10-12 year olds, this class is structured to facilitate open and healthy discussions between pre-teens and parents about puberty. Separate classes for boys and for girls.
The Riverhouse | $65 per student with adult; $45 for each sibling with same adult
Family Fun Night
FAMILY — Enjoy a fun night out with the family at Bouncing Off The Wall. This event includes three hours of free time, family-oriented games, a large Little Caesar’s pizza, a 2-liter bottle of soda and, of course, fun bouncing for both kids and adults.
Bouncing Off The Wall | $25 for family of four, $6 for each additional person
2017 Northwest Pro Rodeo Finals
RODEO — Watch the Northwest Pro Rodeo Finals as some of the best in the Northwest compete.
Crook County Fairgrounds | Price Varies
Discover Nature Festival
NATURE — Held by Children’s Forest of Central Oregon, a group focused on getting children involved and engaged with the outdoors, this festival
includes over 35 free nature education, outdoor recreation and health and wellness activities meant to get kids excited about the outdoors.
Riverbend Park | Free
NAMI 5k Run/Walk
BENEFIT — This is the fifth annual 5k run/walk put on as a benefit for the Central Oregon branch of the National Alliance of Mental Illness. All proceeds from this event benefit NAMI. Open to all ages and abilities.
Drake Park | $20+
Sept. 29 – Oct. 1
Bend Roots Revival
MUSIC — Join in the fun at this free community music festival, featuring 120 acts and educational workshops. Revenue helps support arts education in Bend. Family-friendly.
Deschutes Brewery Lawn, Shevlin Hixon Dr. | Free
FUNDRAISER — This event aims to raise funds and awareness for the Down-Syn-drome Connection of Central Oregon. You can walk individually or as part of a team. All ages and abilities are invited to join.
Riverbend Park | $15 for ages 3-17, $21 for ages 18+, free for individuals with Down-syndrome
Gold Star Mother’s Day
HONOR — This ceremony honors and recognizes mothers and families who have lost sons and daughters serving in The United States Armed Forces. American and Military service flags will be flown, some of which will display gold stars and the names of fallen veterans.
Brooks Park | Free
NamaSTAY: Yoga With Your Dog
YOGA — Stay fit and healthy while enjoying time with your pup during NamaSTAY at the Athletic Club. This guided practice, led by certified instructor Bridget Evans from Groove Yoga, is perfect for all levels and ages. Stay after class for a silent auction as well as activities for dogs and kids. All proceeds go towards helping Street Dog Hero rescue and rehome dogs.
Athletic Club of Bend | $5+
BEAT Presents: Tom Sawyer
THEATER — B.E.A.T. Children’s Theater brings to life one of literature’s most beloved characters. Watch as actors ages 11-19 perform this classic tale of Americana.
The Old Stone Church | Price TBA
Oxford XC Classic
RACE — The Oxford Classic is the biggest high school cross country race in the state. Expect intense and fast races from some of the Northwest’s best high school cross country athletes.
Drake Park | Free
Bend Fall Fest
FESTIVAL — Enjoy a variety of fall-themed activities, food, local vendors, art, live music and celebration during this community tradition. Gather your family and friends for a full day of fun for all ages.
Downtown Bend | Free
Annabelle’s Angel Glow 5k Run/2k Walk
BENEFIT — Wear your brightest neon, flashing lights or glowing necklaces for this run/walk beginning at sunset. Both courses wind through the Old Mill District, and proceeds from the event benefit Annabelle Wilson and other Sparrow kids in need.
Old Mill District | Price Varies
Puddlestompers: Signs of Fall
NATURE — Look for signs of autumn with your little one during this event put on by Children’s Forest of Central Oregon and The High Desert Museum. Explore nature through imagination, songs, stories and more.
Rockridge Park | Free
4th Annual Painting Marathon
ART — This event begins on First Friday. Experience collaborative art making, team artwork and five teams of local artists. Kids paint free. The finished paintings will be on display Saturday night during which you can take one home or to your office with a donation to Base Camp Studio.
Crows Feet Commons | Free, donation suggested
Great Pumpkin Race
RUN — 1-mile Fun Run and 5k race benefiting Elk Meadow Elementary, Prizes for top three finishers.
Brookswood Meadow Plaza | $15-20
14th Annual BendFilm Festival
FILM — The annual Bend Film Festival is a celebration of independent filmmakers. Discover new acting talent, directors and maybe even chat with a filmmaker or two. The festival takes place at several different venues around Bend and is a great way to meet other film enthusiasts.
Various Venues in Central
Oregon | $10+
Ribbit, Ribbit Royalty
ART — Enjoy a day of painting frogs with your child. This guided class provides canvases, easels, aprons and all other supplies. No experience is necessary – the only goal is to spend quality time with your “tadpole.”
Wabi Sabi | $25/person
Sisters Harvest Faire
FESTIVAL — This event features live entertainment and quality handmade products from local vendors and artisans. Free for the whole family.
Downtown Sisters | Free
High Desert Museum Harvest Festival
FESTIVAL — Dig and clean potatoes, press apples into cider, pickle eggs to prep for winter.
High Desert Museum | Price of Admission
Oct. 14- April 8
Dinosaurs Take Flight: The Art of Archaeopteryx
Enter the wonderful world of Archaeopteryx, a famous fossil that has informed our current understanding of birds and flight. Six renowned artists from around the world bring this iconic “missing link” back to life in this beautiful, interactive exhibition.
High Desert Museum | Price of Admission
The Olate Dogs
DOGS — Champions of the seventh season of “America’s Got Talent,” The Olate Dogs have made nationwide appearances at NBA games and other star-studded events. These dogs make their way to Bend where they showcase music, tricks, skits, videos and serve as champions for rescue dogs everywhere. This event is family friendly and entertaining for dog lovers of all ages.
The Tower Theatre | $28+
Underwater Bubble Show
MAGIC — This balanced blend of drama, mime, dance, puppetry, juggling, contortionism, sand art, magic and the beauty of soap bubbles is inspired by the performances of “Cirque du Soleil.” The show incorporates technology and talent to create an entertaining evening for kids and adults.
The Tower Theatre | $22+
Tales of Hallow’s Eve
PARTY — A Halloween party like you’ve never seen! Live animals appear during dramatic readings of cautionary tales. Dare to enter into the haunted Spirit of the West exhibit. Family fun for all ages. Costumes encouraged! 6:00 pm—8:00 pm
Members $3, non-members | $7
Body Vox, Bloody Vox
HALLOWEEN — Combining talented dancers, theater, vampires, zombies and ghosts to create a spooky evening for the entire family. Creepy, funny and exciting all at once, this show promises to bring all of your Halloween nightmares to life.
The Tower Theatre | $20+
Halloween in the Village
HALLOWEEN — Kids of all ages are welcome to enjoy trick-or-treating at the Sunriver Village with area merchants. Kids can show off their attire during the costume contest, enjoy the cupcake walk and play ghoulish games.
The Village at Sunriver | Free
Improvised Shakespeare Company
THEATER — This decorated company has been performing sold out shows in Chicago since 2005 and has toured the United States to equal success. The Improvised Shakespeare Company has been featured at Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival and various other venues and festivals. They have won a variety of awards in Chicago, New York and L.A.
The Tower Theatre | $17+
Tween Poetry Camp
POETRY — Designed to get budding writers excited about poetry, this program features a month of workshops exploring various forms of poetry and encouraging tweens to be creative. Open to ages 9-12.
Downtown Bend Library | Free
Happy Girls Race
RACE — This race encourages women of all abilities to enjoy trail running on the half marathon single track trails of the Peterson Trail Ridge system or on the 5k road race through downtown Sisters. Bring the whole family, and celebrate post-race at the Five Pine Lodge.FivePine Lodge | $30+
Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker
NUTCRACKER — Well recognized around the United States, this show features world-class Russian artists, beautiful sets and an abundance of Christmas cheer. Celebrate this classic reminder of holiday spirit designed for the whole family.
The Tower Theatre | $31.50+