- Check out Bend Endurance Academy's climbing programs.
Monday – Saturday
"The Big Play Thing" and Skating Rink
PLAY—Come check out Central Oregon's largest indoor play structure with more than 7,000 square feet of climbing adventure! It is designed for children ages 4 and older. Cascade Indoor Sports offers a slew of activities for kids and adults, including open skate Cascade Indoor Sports | prices vary
Kids ROCK(!) Choir
SING — Sing Bend hosts this just-for-fun, not-too-serious singing group for kids 12 and under! There's only one goal: to have a great time! No training, experience, or long-term commitment required to join. Just bring a good attitude!
Broken Top Bottle Shop | $10
Mondays & Thursdays
Middle School Climbing Team
CLIMB — Does your teen love to climb? This class is designed for the committed middle school-aged kid who has previous climbing experience and is looking for an introduction to competitive rock climbing. Bend Endurance Academy's experienced and professional coaches spend time working on intermediate to advanced movement drills.
Bend Endurance Academy | $655 entire session, rolling enrollment
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Youth Climbing Team
CLIMB — Perfect for the committed and experienced youth climber looking to be a part of a climbing team in an age-appropriate and welcoming environment. The Youth Team places a strong emphasis on movement skills, safety, fun and building a strong foundation to become a better climber. Ages 8-11.
Bend Endurance Academy
| $600 for entire session, rolling enrollment
Third Tuesday of Every Month
Redmond Mothers of Preschoolers
COMMUNITY — Being a mom can be tough (understatement of the century). Isn't everything easier with a little help? Join this monthly meeting of mothers to make new friends, get encouragement and know that you're not alone! Meetings consist of short inspirational videos, activities and crafts and exciting speakers.
Community Presbyterian Church | Free
Baby & Me Yoga
YOGA — Babies through early walkers are invited to bring a parent or caregiver to stretch, strengthen, relax—and most importantly, have fun! Sing, explore sign language, dance and make your baby soar through
obstacle courses! Please
bring a blanket for
your little one.
Tula Movement Arts
- Photo by Michelle Simmons - Suitcase Studio
| $45 for 3 classes or $50 for 1-week unlimited tulamovementa- rts.com
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Experience two art classes specifically designed for toddlers and preschoolers to engage in age-appropriate, open-ended art-making activities with a caregiver. Children will have the chance to explore a variety of materials in a safe and playful environment. Finally, a mess that you don't have to clean up!
Base Camp Studio | $10/drop-in, $90/10 classes.
COMMUNITY — Join a community of supportive moms! Share your concerns, questions, joys, challenges, experiences and practical tips. Open to pregnant women and moms with babies up to one-year old. Held at the playground at Juniper Swim & Fitness Center.
Juniper Park | Free
Big Kids Yoga
YOGA —Yoga isn't just for Mom! This class is for older kids who want to learn more of the fundamentals of yoga through mindful games, breathing techniques, handstands and restorative poses.
Deven Sisler teaches skills to help self-regulate, focus and
Namaspa Yoga Studio | $5-$6
Wednesdays & Saturdays
Pokémon Card Game
PLAY — Gotta catch 'em all! Join this fun group of Pokémon players in the Wabi Sabi Party Room on Wednesdays, 2:30pm to 4:30pm and Saturdays, 10am to noon or 12:30pm to 2:30pm.
Wabi Sabi | Free
Youth Acro Fusion Program
ACROBATICS — Do your kids want to join the circus? That may be drastic—so here's the next best thing. This dynamic, performance-based youth program combines hoop dance, partner acrobatics and circus yoga for a program that culminates in a final performance at the Terpsichorean Dance Studio Annual Recital.
Tula Movement Arts | $50 per month
PLAY — Learn to play the
ncient Chinese tile-based game Mahjon (pronounced mah-zhong) from 5pm - 7pm in the Wabi Sabi Party Room. This fun game of strategy is sure to get those gears turning.
Wabi Sabi | Free
READ—Join us for storytime every Saturday at 11:00am. All ages welcome!
Roundabout Books | Free
SHARC Open Swim
SWIM—Bring the whole family to the Aquatics Center in Sunriver for a special discounted rate every Sunday for Central Oregon residents. The indoor pool offers a shallow play area for tots, lap lanes and a whirlpool.
SHARC | $9/person
Japanese Conversation Group
LANGUAGE — Need to brush
up on your Japanese speaking skills? Visit Wabi Sabi from 2pm to 3pm to join Summit High School students as they facilitate a Japanese conver-
sation group in the Wabi Sabi Party Room.
Wabi Sabi | 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. Most downtown shops extend their hours for the art walk, creating a lively experience for family and friends.
Downtown Bend | Free
Second Saturday of Every Month
WAAAM Air and Auto Museum
PLANES — WAAAM Air and Auto Museum opens the hangers to the public once a month to run some of its antique airplanes and cars. Bring the kids to Hood River to watch airplane operations up close—and you may even get to ride in retro cars!
Western Antique Aeroplane
and Automobile Museum | $6-$14
Jr. Snow Ranger at Hoodoo
- Bring the kids to Hoodoo or Mt. Bachelor for the Jr. Snow Ranger program.
SNOW — Do your kids love the outdoors? This free event is designed for children to explore our winter wonderland!
Activities include exploring snowflakes, wildlife tracking, winter ecology and the joy of winter fun.
Hoodoo Ski Area | Free
Daddy Daughter Dance in Princess Land
DANCE — Dads and daughters, doll up for a delightful night of dancing! Hosted by the Bend Rotary Club, this event is for dads (or male role models) and daughters in kindergarten through sixth grade. The evening will include dancing, games, make-your-own tiara station, crafts, photo booths and a chocolate fountain!
Mountain View High School | $20 per person
February 14 & 15
Backpack Explorers – Electric Boogie
EXPLORE — Parents and children ages 3-5 investigate science, art, music, stories and culture in a fun, hands-on manner. Don backpacks filled with exciting artifacts while journeying through the museum's nature trails and exhibits.
High Desert Museum | Members: $10/child, Non-members: $15/child plus adult admission
February 16 –18
2018 Oregon WinterFest
FESTIVAL — Grab your friends and family for Bend's largest festival, celebrating all things winter, including amazing fire pits, ice carving, kids' activities in the OMSI Science Tent, food vendors, bounce houses and the flying K9 dog show. Don't miss out on some of the other great events going on with Oregon WinterFest, including the Whole Foods Wine Walk, Royal Run or Kids' Hot Cocoa Run—your activity ticket will include entry to the festival!
Old Mill District | $10 in advance, $12 at event
Jr. Snow Ranger at Hoodoo
SNOW — Do your kids love the outdoors? This free event is designed for children to explore our winter wonderland! Activities include snowshoeing, winter safety, exploring snowflakes, wildlife tracking, winter ecology and the joy of winter fun.
Hoodoo Ski Area | Free
Oregon WinterFest Hot Cocoa Run
KIDS RUN — Each prince and princess will run from station to station, building a cup of hot cocoa that is delectable enough for royalty! Stations will include fun and festive ingredients to make the perfect cup of hot cocoa. When they cross the finish line with their toppings, kids will be awarded the final touch—velvety smooth hot chocolate! Ticket includes entry into the 2018 Oregon WinterFest and a stamp on your Kids Rock the Races card.
Les Schwab Amphitheater | $15
February 9 – 18
Lion King Jr.
THEATER—B.E.A.T brings The Lion King Jr (Musical) to Bend! The African savannah comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle... and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. Both the story and music in this truncated version closely follow the original film. Songs from the Disney film include Circle Of Life, I Just Can't Wait To Be King, Hakuna Matata and more!
Summit High School | $10 - $15
Teen Writing Workshop
WRITING—In this workshop, teens will explore different forms of poetic expression while also identifying and practicing with poetic figures and language. This is a workshop for ALL teen writers—not just for poets!
Roundabout Books | Free
School's Out Kids Camp: Dino Art
DAY CAMP — What do dinosaurs, clay and plaster have in common? Art! After checking out the "Dinosaurs Take Flight: The Art of Archaeopteryx" exhibit, students will draw dinosaurs, learn printmaking and create a clay dinosaur! Other activities include games, outdoor exploration and exhibit visits.
High Desert Museum | $40 for members, $45 for non-members
February 23 & 24
Mountainfilm on Tour
FILM— Bring the family to the
Tower for a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm Festival in Telluride, Colorado. The Environmental Center is hosting two nights of films that will inspire you to create a better world, with different playlists each evening. Intermission features a great raffle with grand prize packages from local gear and bike shops.
Tower Theatre |$22 (advance), $25 (day of), $40 (both nights)
Free Day at High Desert Museum
LEARN — Take the kids to enjoy a day full of learning and fun. No admission required, all day long! Check out exhibits such as "Innovation Lab: Design Inspired by Nature," "Dinosaurs Take Flight: The Art of Archaeopteryx," "Spirit of the West" and more.
High Desert Museum | Free
LEARN — Join us for all day fun for the whole family...live birds of prey, wild eagle spotting, raptor education, kids' activities, silent auction, and much
more. Hot Dog lunch is provided. Fry Bread is available.
Souvenirs benefit the Oregon Eagle Foundation. 10:00 AM
The Cove Palisades State Park, Round Butte Overlook Park, Culver | Free
Feb. 28 & Feb. 29
EXPLORE — Parents and children ages 3-5 investigate science, art, music, stories and culture in a fun, hands-on manner. Don backpacks filled with exciting artifacts while journeying through the Museum's nature trails and exhibits. Foster artistic expression in your little one and take home activities to continue the learning.
High Desert Museum | $10/ members, $15/non-members
Central Oregon Sportsmen's Show
EXPO— Join us for the 2018 Central Oregon Sportsmen's Show and Boat & RV Show, featuring seminars, Cowboy Fast Draw, camp cooking, kid's trout pond, fresh water demo tank and more! 12:00 PM
Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center | Prices vary
16th Annual Grin and Bear It
RUN — Featuring a 5K, 10K and One Mile Family Fun Run in addition to a Family Fun Fair, the event benefits Healthy Beginnings, a nonprofit that provides universal health screenings to children in Central Oregon.
Les Schwab Amphitheater | $10-30/registration, Fair is free
"The World of Machines"
LEARN—Children ages 3-11 years will enjoy hands-on arts and crafts, science experiments and demonstrations organized by the Children's
Museum of Central Oregon.
Riverhouse Convention Center Exhibit Hall | Free
Discover Nature Day: Habitat Heroes
NATURE — Do your kids like to get their hands dirty? Design
and create habitat for local insects and critters in this special STEM program. Participants will take home their creations to help improve insect habitat in their neighborhood! Recommended for ages 6-12 with a family member. Advanced registration required.
High Desert Museum | Free
Free Family Swim Night
SWIM—Bring the whole family to Juniper Swim and Fitness Center for a real splash bash! Elevate your family get-together to a whole new level
of fun! Join in to combine fitness and fun as a family for no charge. 6:30-8:30pm
Juniper Swim and Fitness | Free
13th Annual Trivia Bee Night
FUNDRAISER — "Bee" there or be square! Enjoy a competitive night of trivia to raise funds for the Education Foundation's classroom grants program. Who will upset the 2017 champions? It could be you! This event is for adults 21+.
Tower Theatre | $25
Surf and Swim
WATER PARK — Take the kids to enjoy Sunriver Surf Wave Machine and wading pool—all while helping to support public education! 50 percent of proceeds go to Friends of Westside Village Magnet School. No coupon required.Sunriver Fitness and Aquatics | $10
Jr. Snow Ranger at Mt. Bachelor
SNOW — Do your kids love the outdoors? This free event is designed for children to explore our winter wonderland! Activities include snow- shoeing, winter safety, exploring snowflakes, wildlife tracking, winter ecology and the joy of winter fun.
Mt. Bachelor | Free
- Check out the Traxxas Monster Truck Tour, March 16
Take the family to see a show of epic proportions with the nation's most competitive monster trucks racing and crushing cars. The Traxxas Monster Truck Tour invades Redmond, as 10,000-pound giants compete in racing, wheelie contests and freestyle action! Show up early and meet the drivers and see the trucks up close at the Autograph Pit Party!
First Interstate Bank Center, Redmond | $20/adults, $10/kids
Puddlestompers: Watery Wonders
PLAY — Spark a sense of wonder for nature through imaginative play, exploration, songs and stories. This week's program is Watery Wonders with Upper Deschutes Watershed Council. Ages 3-5 with family.
Shevlin Park | Free
St. Patrick's Day 5K Dash
FUN RUN — Looking for a healthy and family-friendly St. Patty's day activity? Dress up in green or go all out in full leprechaun attire! This 5K fun run benefits Bend Rotary Club's Literacy Project as well as J Bar J Youth Services.
Location TBD in Bend | Prices vary
Exploring Color & Texture
CREATE—This is an open-ended session where families are invited to work with color and texture in glass. What will you create? Might it be a tree, house, animal or insect? Get inspired and creative with a plethora of materials available. (Additional $30 charge paid to instructor for materials and firing cost). Ages 5 and up. 10:00am - 12:30pm or 2:00 - 4:30pm.
Art Station | $34 - $41
Sunriver March Mudness
MUD RUN — Ready to get dirty? Specially designed for families who love to frolic in filth, this mud run is a great spring break family excursion. No ages are excluded, participants have ranged from 3 to 76 years old in past years! Choose your level of "mudness" on the obstacle course. A portion of proceeds benefits the American Cancer Society.
Sunriver | $12 age 4-11, $20 12-adult, $30 ages 16 and older
High Desert Museum
Animal Trackers March 26-30 Grades K-1
Plentiful Powerful Pollinators March 26-30 Grades 2-3
Outdoor Survival Skills March 26-30 Grades 4-5
Bend Parks and Recreation
Art-rageous Camp March 26-27 & March 28-30 Ages 6-12
KPOV Radio Camp
March 26-30 Ages 10-14
Science Rocks with The Master & Dr. Nope
Light & Lasers March 26 Ages 6-11
Dinosaur Day March 27 Ages 6-11
Crazy Chemistry March 28 Ages 6-12
Secret Agent for a Day March 29 Ages 6-12
All Sport Camp March 26-29 Ages 6-12
Operation Recreation March 26-30 Grades K-5
Wildheart Nature School
Middle Earth Magicians March 26 Ages 6-10
Bigfoot Fanatics March 27 Ages 6-10
Mythic Mermaids March 28 Ages 6-10
Hobbit & Faerie Hunters March 29 Ages 5-9
Witches & Wizards March 30 Ages 5-9
Tula Movement Arts Circus Ninja Camp
March 26-30 Ages 5-18