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It's Kid's Day at the High Desert Museum March 27. - SUBMITTED
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Stroller Strides

FITNESS — This total-body condition workout is designed for moms with kids in tow.

FIT4MOM Bend | First class free, packages avail.


Starflight After School Club

CLUB — This club meets weekly to guide youth through Camp Fire's age-specific, growth mindset-based national curriculum, exploring what are called "Trails" — themes that build life skills, understanding and a child's sense of self-worth. Open to all K-3rd graders.

Amity Creek Magnet Library | $60


Mommy/Daddy & Me

PLAY — Incorporate art, storytelling, animal demonstrations, games, movement, music and literature into an enjoyable class for both children and adults! For ages 2 – 4, accompanied by a parent. April 29th: Chickens and Dinosaurs! | May 6th: Scavenger Hunt! | May 13th: Weather! | May 20th: Pollinators!

Skyliners Lodge | $44/4 classes


Youth/Adult Slackline

LEARN — This class teaches a combination of basic poses, transitions, floor exercises, stamina drills and games. All ages and levels welcome.

Tula Movement Arts | Drop-in and class packages available


Creativity Lab for Toddlers

ART — Come join an art class specifically designed for toddlers to engage in age-appropriate open-ended art-making activities. Children will have the chance to explore a variety of materials in a safe and playful environment that you don't have to clean up! Drop in for ages 1-3 years old w/caregiver.

Base Camp Studio | $10
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Mom & Baby Yoga

PLAY — Mothers with babies through early walkers are invited to stretch, strengthen, relax and have fun in a child-friendly environment. Moms will focus on shoulder opening, easy yoga sequences and postnatal core-building while spending time bonding with their babies and connecting with fellow new moms. No experience necessary.

Tula Movement Arts | $17/drop-in


Creativity Lab for Preschoolers

CREATE— Children will be introduced to a variety of media and techniques through process-oriented exploration and investigation. Ages 3-6 years old w/caregiver.

Base Camp Studio | $10

Wednesdays (April 17-May 1)

Drawing for Kids

ART—This class offers new approaches to shake things up and move kids past drawing with hard outlines. We'll explore fun and radical techniques such as automatic drawing, super-large-scale drawing, trace monotype and reduction drawing. Valuable for both budding artists and ambitious art students. For ages 9 and up. 3-5pm.

Bend Art Center | $110 includes supplies


Creative Story Time

STORYTIME — Bring your little for this unique story time featuring a different book each week, followed by an art-making experience inspired by the story. Perfect for ages 1.5-5 years.

ARTdog | Packages available


After School Wednesday

SKATE — Come skate with Coach Gabe after early release from school every Wednesday!

Bearings Skateboard Academy

Wednesdays (through April 17)

Go Fly a Kite After School Club

KITE — Design, build and fly your own kites! Kids will be able to get creative and have the opportunity to learn about aerodynamics and engineering as they put their designs to the test. Let's go fly a kite! Open to all K-3rd graders.

Amity Creek Magnet School | $78

Wednesdays (thru March 27)

Kids Camp: Art Around the World

ART —  Learn and create art around the world. Ages 6-9 years. Online registration required.

Downtown Bend Public Library | Free

Thursdays (thru April)

Skating Open Practice

SKATE—Come get some skating practice in! This special 40-minute practice session is open to the public from 6:20-7:00pm

The Pavilion | $6 including skate rental


Kids Skill Building Series-Wood/Welding/Craft

BUILD— Kids ages 10-14 will have a lot fun in this monthly class series while learning valuable skills. The classes include making a Glockenspiel, stitching a leather wallet, creating sheet metal art and crafting a cutting board, cedar birdhouse, classic toolbox, planter box and more. All materials will be provided, and the kids will go home with a handcrafted project each week. Students are required to sign up for the whole series unless otherwise noted.

DIY Cave | $160/month


Art Club

CRAFTS — A unique after school program that develops creativity, for ages 5-11! Register for a single drop-in session to try it out, or sign up for a month of sessions.

ARTdog | $24/class, packages available

First Friday of Every Month

First Friday Art Walk

ART — Downtown Bend swells with a ton of art events on First Friday, including some family-friendly events at local businesses like Wabi Sabi.

Downtown Bend & Old Mill District | Free

Third Saturday of Every Month

SELCO Family Art Day

ART — Family Art Day invites children, ages 6-12 accompanied by an adult, to craft a family-friendly art project. Instructors will lead each session. All materials provided.

SELCO Community Credit Union – West Bend Branch | $5

March 22

Intro to Dungeons & Dragons

PLAY — Learn about DnD and how to build a character. Ages 12-17 years.

Downtown Bend Public Library | Free

March 23

Celebrate "World in the Snow"

ART — Create art pieces to celebrate the 2018 Caldecott Winner, "Wolf in the Snow." Ages 6-9 years.

East Bend Public Library | Free

March 23 & 30

Sky Hunters

FLY — Raptors take flight overhead in this intimate demonstration. Experience these powerful predators like never before as our wildlife curators showcase the birds' agility and grace.

High Desert Museum | $5

March 24


ART — This is a starter class for little artists to experience the wonders of clay. Children will squish, push, form, flatten and create a ceramic piece and decorate it with bright colored glazes. (Child must be accompanied by adult).

Art Station | $19-$22.80

March 25-29

No School Day Recreation Swim

SWIM — When school's out, swimming is in!

Juniper Swim & Fitness | Varies

March 27

Kids Day

PLAY — Hands-on activity stations will be set up throughout the museum for kids to explore microscopes, pelts, etc.

High Desert Museum | Free with museum admission

March 27

LEGO Block Party

BUILD — Kids + 1 gazillion LEGOs = fun. All ages.

East Bend Public Library | Free

March 27

River Art Workshop

ART — Create river-inspired art to submit it to the Honoring Our Rivers Project. All ages.

Redmond Public Library | Free

March 28

Tiny Explorers: Ribbon Play

EXPLORE — Tiny Explorers encourages new parents to kick-start a healthy life enjoying the outdoors by getting their little ones in nature at a young age. The program focuses on new families with infants and toddlers, from birth to 3 years old.

Hillside Park | Free

March 29

Royal Tea Party

TEA TIME — Wear your finest for a taste of royalty, entertainment and refreshments. Ages 2-11 years.

Downtown Bend Public Library | Free

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April 6

The Learning Groove with Ms. April

LEARN — Join Ms. April for a free demo of her parent/child music and movement class for children ages newborn to 4 years old! Learn, sing, dance, make friends and bond with your child.

Gotta Dance Studio | Free (Must RSVP)

April 7

Little Fry Run

FUN RUN — Help your Little Fry hatch into a runner — register them for the Little Fry Run, a part of the PacificSource Kids Rock the Races series! If your child is too young to run with the big salmon, this fun run will still get them moving upstream. A non-competitive, healthy event kids 3-10 will enjoy. Everyone receives a finishers ribbon for participating.

Athletic Club of Bend | $5

April 12-14

Big Wave Challenge

Snowboard— Big Wave is back again! Every year Mt. Bachelor holds this one-of-a-kind event inspired by the event's host — legendary surfer and Mt. Bachelor Ambassador, Gerry Lopez.

See website for full event schedule. Everyone welcome!

Mt. Bachelor

April 13

Brooks Resources 50th Anniversary Community Appreciation Day

FREE DAY — Free admission to the museum and all the exhibits within, courtesy of Brooks Resources.

High Desert Museum | Free
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April 13

Puddle Stompers: Toad Houses

NATURE — Get the creative juices flowing by building natural homes for amphibian friends with the Children's Forest of Central Oregon and Discover Your Forest. Ages 3-5 with family.

Riley Ranch Nature Preserve | Free

April 13 - June 1

The Learning Groove with Ms. April

LEARN — Join Ms. April for her spring parent/child music and movement class for children ages newborn to 4 years old! Learn, sing, dance, make friends and bond with your child. Gotta Dance Studio | $135/6-week session (Must pre-register)

April 17

Dyslexia & School

LEARN— Representatives from Bend-La Pine Schools will help parents understand how they can best work with the school district, teachers and administrators regarding support for their children with dyslexia.

Samara Learning Center | $5 donation suggested

April 20

Earth Day Fair & Parade

CELEBRATE—The Environmental Center organizes Bend's annual Earth Day Fair & Parade – a colorful celebration of the natural world and our vibrant community. Join us for live music, local food and family-friendly activities in downtown Bend. See the website for a schedule of events.

The Environmental Center | Free

April 20

Thorn Hollow String Band

MUSIC—Hear some toe-tapping tunes from the pioneering house band at the High Desert Museum. Bring the whole family - dancing encouraged!

High Desert Museum | Free with Museum admission
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April 21

Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt

EASTER — Join Sunriver for their annual Easter egg hunt and fabulous Easter brunch at Carson's American Kitchen!

Sunriver Resort | $55/adult, $29/child

April 27

Oregon Spotted Frog Stewardship Adventure

NATURE — Learn about the Oregon spotted frog and how to keep our local watershed healthy in this interactive workshop. Take a field trip to an Oregon spotted frog habitat and participate in a stewardship project. For children ages 7 to 10 and a caregiver.

High Desert Museum | $10, members receive discount

April 27 & 28

Banff Mountain Film Festival

FILM—Ignite your passion for adventure! For the past nine years, Friends of Realms has hosted the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour as a fundraiser for Realms Middle School and now the new High School too. The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate all with amazing big-screen stories

Tower Theatre | $22-$25

May 3-5

Children's Yoga Teacher Training w/ Deven Sisler

YOGA — This teacher training weekend is for parents, caregivers, yoga teachers and educators who want to share the benefits of yoga and mindfulness with children. Learn poses, guided meditation, partner yoga, use of story and mindful games for ages 7-10 years old and more!

Namaspa Yoga Studio | $400/ before April 15, $450/after April 15.

May 11

Birds Beyond Borders: A Migratory Bird Day Event

BIRDS — Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day, cosponsored by the partners of the Children's Forest of Central Oregon and Oregon State Parks. This family event features kid-friendly bird walks, educational activities, cultural and art activities and more. Activities offered in English and Spanish.

High Desert Museum | Free, $5 state park fee per vehicle
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May 11

Dyslexia for a Day Simulation 

LEARN—Come experience dyslexia for yourself. Participants experience the power of empathy as they take part in a variety of activities that mimic the learning experiences and associated frustration and anxiety that students with dyslexia face on a daily basis. 9:30am – 12:30 pm

Redmond location TBD | $5 donation suggested

May 11

With Your Child: Wildflower Gardens

MAKE — Just in time for spring, create wildflowers with your child, ages 5 and up! Families will work together to create tack-fused and slumped piece depicting wildflower gardens in fused glass. Additional charge of $30 paid to instructor for raw materials and firing cost.

Art Station | $36-$43.20

May 18

Puddle Stompers: Fledgling Fun

NATURE — Spark a sense of wonder for nature through imaginative play, exploration, songs and stories with the Children's Forest of Central Oregon and the High Desert Museum. Ages 3-5 with family.

Stone Creek Park | Free

May 18

With Your Child: Spring Nests

MAKE – Create a unique bird's nest using clay. Build your nest using small coils and then sculpt little birds and fun eggs to fill your nest! Paint your eggs with colors and designs — or go for a more realistic look. The sky's the limit!

Art Station | $49-$58.80

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