Bend Nest » Calendar

Calendar

Things to do in Bend

comment
Check out Bend Endurance Academy's climbing programs.
  • 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

cascadeindoorsports.com

Mondays

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

singbend.com

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

bendenduranceacademy.org

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

bendenduranceacademy.org

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

redmondcpc.org/Mothers-of-Preschoolers

Tuesdays

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
  • Photo by Michelle Simmons - Suitcase Studio

| $45 for 3 classes or $50 for 1-week unlimited tulamovementa- rts.com

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Toddler &

Preschooler

Creativity Labs

CREATE

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.

basecampstudio.org

Wednesdays

Mama Circle

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

rootedandopen@gmail.com

Wednesdays

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

build stamina.

Namaspa Yoga Studio | $5-$6

namaspa.com

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

wabisabibend.us

Fridays

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

tulamovementarts.com

Fridays

Play Mahjong

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

wabisabibend.us

Saturdays

Story Time

READ—Join us for storytime every Saturday at 11:00am. All ages welcome!

Roundabout Books | Free

roundaboutbookshop.com

Sundays

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

suriversharc.com

Sundays

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

wabisabibend.us

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

downtownbend.org

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

waaamuseum.org

February 10

Jr. Snow Ranger at Hoodoo

Bring the kids to Hoodoo or Mt. Bachelor for the 
Jr. Snow Ranger program.
  • 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

skihoodoo.com

February 10

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

bendrotary.org

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

highdesertmuseum.org

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

oregonwinterfest.com

Feb. 17

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

skihoodoo.com

February 18

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

oregonwinterfest.com

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

tickettails.com

February 18

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

roundaboutbookshop.com

Feb. 19

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

highdesertmuseum.org

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)

Feb. 24

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

highdesertmuseum.org

February 24

Eagle Watch

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

541.546.3412

Feb. 28 & Feb. 29

Backpack Explorers:

Keeper Care

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

highdesertmuseum.org

March 1-4

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

thesportshows.com/shows/central-oregon/show-information/

March 3

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

myhb.org/grin-bear-it-run

March 3

Pop-Up Museum

"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

childrensmuseumcentraloregon.org

March 10

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

highdesertmuseum.org

March 10

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

bendparksandrec.org

March 10

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

engagedminds.org 

March 11

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

sunriverfitnessandaquatics.com

March 11

Jr. Snow Ranger at Mt. Bachelor

West Village

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

mtbachelor.com

March 16

Traxxas Monster Truck Tour BIG TRUCKS

Check out the Traxxas Monster Truck Tour, March 16
  • 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

monstertrucktour.com

March 17

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

childrensforestco.org

March 17

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

bendstpatsdash.com

March 24

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

bendparksandrec.org

March 25

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

sunrivermarchmudness.com

SPRING BREAK

PICKS

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

Highdesertmuseum.org/kids-camp-spring-break

Bend Parks and Recreation

Art-rageous Camp March 26-27 & March 28-30 Ages 6-12

bendparksandrec.org

KPOV Radio Camp

March 26-30 Ages 10-14

bendparksandrec.org

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

bendparksandrec.org

All Sport Camp March 26-29 Ages 6-12

Operation Recreation March 26-30 Grades K-5

bendparksandrec.org

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

wildheartnatureschool.com

Tula Movement Arts Circus Ninja Camp

March 26-30 Ages 5-18

tulamovementarts.com


Latest in Calendar

Add a comment