Every now and then, you’ll find a good enough reason to venture outside the neighborhood.

 

KIDS COOKING WORKSHOP - HEALTHY DINNER

1/3/2018 9:00 AM

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.

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

POP-UP MUSEUM: MAKING THINGS GO

1/6/2018 10:00 AM

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.

Riverhouse Convention Center, 3075 N Hwy 97

10 BARREL APRES MUSIC SERIES

1/6/2018 2:00 PM

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

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

THE GREATEST GOOD – A LECTURE SERIES: FISHERIES BIOLOGIST, JASON WILCOX

1/11/2018 4:00 PM

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.

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

MT. BACHELOR RIVERHOUSE JAZZ

1/12/2018 6:30 PM

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

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

APRES SKI BASH

1/12/2018 7:00 PM

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.

Crow's Feet Commons, 875 NW Brooks St.

JUNIOR SNOW RANGER AT MT. BACHELOR

1/21/2018 1:00 PM

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.

Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort, 13000 SW Century Dr.

AUTHOR! AUTHOR! FEATURING MARY ROACH

1/27/2018 7:00 PM

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

Bend High School Auditorium, 230 NE 6th St.

BACKCOUNTRY FILM FESTIVAL

2/2/2018 and 2/7/2018 6:00 PM

Grab your winter adventure list and goggles to tune into a night of human-powered winter celebration at the 14th Annual Backcountry Film Festival. The Festival is co-hosted by the Boise-based Winter Wildlands Alliance and Discover Your Forest, the local non-profit partner of the Deschutes National Forest.

Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr.

2018 SUNRIVER BREWING K-9 KEG PULL

2/3/2018 12:00 PM

The Sunriver Brewing Co. K9 Keg Pull is the premier winter event in Sunriver. A 150-foot snow runway sets the stage for this doggie olympics. Dog owners register their pups in a variety of weight divisions, which will dictate what size “keg” their pooch will pull. Each participant will be timed and prizes awarded for each weight category.

The Village at Sunriver, 57100 Beaver Dr, Sunriver

LUMINARIA

2/3/2018 5:00 PM

Join us for a magical night of skiing or snowshoeing by the light of hundreds of luminarias to the Meissner Shelter (1.5 mi. one way). This is a great event for families and is a long standing Meissner tradition.

Virginia Meissner Sno-Park, Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway

BEND A CAPPELLA FESTIVAL - THE HOUSE JACKS

2/9/2018 7:30 PM

The 3rd Annual Bend A Cappella Festival welcomes back The House Jacks!

Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.

WINTER CARNIVAL AT HOODOO

2/10/2018 9:00 AM

Hoodoo’s Winter Carnival is a celebration of the fun and excitement of winter recreation in the Northwest. The day-long schedule of events includes an ax throwing booth, frisbee golf, musical chairs, a three-legged obstacle race, a team tube race, a hula-hoop contest, a pie eating contest, a ski javelin throw, an archery contest, a Hoodoo employee snow sculpture contest and bingo.

Hoodoo Ski Area, 27400 Big Lake Road, West of Sisters

POLAR PLUNGE

2/10/2018 11:00 AM

Brave the chilly water of the Deschutes River for a good cause. The Polar Plunge is an annual benefit for Special Olympics Oregon, where participants take part in an early morning dip into the river. Check in at 9am.

Riverbend Park, 799 SW Columbia St.

SISTERS FOLK FESTIVAL WINTER CONCERT SERIES

2/12/2018 7:00 PM

Sisters Folk Festival Winter Concert Series presents Irish supergroup We Banjo 3, from Galway, Ireland. Playing a blend of traditional Irish, old time, bluegrass and pioneering the term "Celtgrass," the group returns to Sisters with a wildly entertaining show.

Sisters High School Auditorium, 1700 McKinney Butte Rd., Sisters

JESSE COOK AT THE TOWER THEATRE

2/15/2018 8:00 PM

Emporium presents global-guitar virtuoso Jesse Cook in concert at the Tower Theatre. The Paris-born, Toronto-raised Cook unites flamenco, classical, rumba, world beat, pop, blues and jazz.

Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.

OREGON WINTERFEST 2018

2/16/2018 - 2/18/2018 10:00 AM

The biggest winter celebration in Oregon returns to the Old Mill District for its 19th year, February 16th-18th, 2018!

Old Mill District, Powerhouse Dr.

RIDERS IN THE SKY - 40 YEARS THE COWBOY WAY

2/25/2018 8:00 PM

For more than thirty years Riders In The Sky have been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, reviving and revitalizing the genre. And while remaining true to the integrity of Western music, they have themselves become modern-day icons by branding the genre with their own legendary wacky humor and way-out Western wit, and all along encouraging buckaroos and buckarettes to live life "The Cowboy Way!"

Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.