Jul
16
Wed
Oregon High Desert Classics Horse Show – Classic I @ J Bar J Boys Ranch
Jul 16 – Jul 20 all-day

OR High Desert Classics

The largest and most prestigious hunter-jumper competition in the Pacific Northwest.

A Thrilling Spectator Sport
If you like speed, excitement and beauty, you will enjoy watching powerful and graceful horses ridden by equestrians making their way around a variety of courses featuring jumps ranging from two to five feet in height. The competition is held at the J Bar J Boys Ranch on 40 acres east of Bend in the beautiful Central Oregon high desert at the base of the Cascade Mountains. Spectators can view the action from the grandstand bleachers or in chairs at each ring. The ideal place to view each Saturday Grand Prix event is from under the Patrons Pavilion at ringside featuring an elegant dinner. Seating for individuals and groups, up to eight people, are available for purchase.

The OHDC is open and free to the public Wednesday-Sunday starting at 8 a.m. Grand Prix events will be held each Saturday starting at 4:30 p.m. and are open to the public with no entrance fee with donations accepted. Tickets to the Grand Prix’s Patrons Pavilion catered dinner must be purchased in advance.

Jul
18
Fri
Balloons Over Bend @ Riverbend Park
Jul 18 – Jul 20 all-day

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A beautiful experience you’ll never forget!

  • Rise with the sun and venture to Riverbend Park for the stunning, memory-filled balloon launches at sunrise on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Witness the magic of Nightglow as balloons are filled and lit up against the darkening sky Friday
  • Have tons of fun and get active during The Children’s Festival Saturday and Sunday with over 60 activities including bouncy houses sponsored by Pediatric Dental Associates, face painting, crafts and education.
  • Race in the Balloon Blast Kids Race on Saturday

Click Here for Pre-Sale Tickets to Balloons Over Bend Children’s Festival
Buy now and ENTER TO WIN A BALLOON RIDE OVER BEND! Purchase your tickets in advance at a discounted rate of $10 each and you’ll be entered to win an epic, once-in-a-lifetime balloon ride over Bend, Oregon during the Balloons Over Bend Sunday lift-off.

Following the pre-sale event, tickets will be $12 each at the gate or at the Balloons Over Bend Night Glow.
NEW this year! Tickets grant children unlimited access to the festival including bouncy houses and booth activities throughout the event, beginning with the Night Glow on Friday night.

Jul
20
Sun
Daily Trail Rides @ The Stables at Eagle Crest
Jul 20 all-day

Daily Trail Rides

Allow our professional wranglers to guide you through the panoramic high desert from one of our beautiful horses.

Rides depart daily at 9:00am, 11:00am, 2:00pm, and 4:00pm. Reservations required.

Summer Sunday Concert Series @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Summer Sunday Concerts

Bend Memorial Clinic Free Summer Sunday Concerts start June 22 through July 27 on consecutive Sundays. Come on down to the Les Schwab Amphitheater and enjoy a beautiful afternoon of great music and healthy family fun. Delish food vendors, bouncy-houses and other activities will be onsite. All Bend Memorial Clinic Free Summer Sunday Concerts run from 2:30-4:30pm.

2014 Schedule
6.22 – Natural Vibrations
6.29 – Randy McAllister
7.6 – Cerny Brothers
7.13 – The Weather Machine
7.20 – The Ballroom Thieves
7.27 – Dakota Brown Band

Jul
21
Mon
2014 Men’s Club Championship @ Ridge and Challenge Course at Eagle Crest Resort
8:00 am

Golf 8

Join the Eagle Crest Resort Men’s Club for their 2014 Championship. This flighted competition is for men’s club members in good standing with Eagle Crest Men’s Club. Shotgun start goes off the back nine at 8:00am, please arrive by 7:00am to check in.

Must be a member of the Men’s Club to play, please contact Jim Hawkes for more details at 541.923.6408 or by emailing jhawkes@cbbmail.com.

Jul
22
Tue
Canoe Tours @ Wanderlust Tours
Jul 22 all-day

Paddle the glassy waters of a spectacular mountain lake as Wanderlust Tours’ renowned guides highlight tucked-away spots on these beautiful lakes that you may never find by going on your own – be sure to watch for otter, mink, osprey and eagles, and bring a camera for the best mountain views in Central Oregon.

Enjoy a day or moonlight canoe tour. Spend 2 1/4 hours on the water for relaxation and soaking in the beauty with Wanderlust Tours! Wear your swimsuit for a refreshing dip.

You’ll see parts of these large lakes that you can only see by canoe; you’ll paddle into the secluded fingers and coves created by the basaltic lava flows of Mt. Bachelor. Surrounded by the Three Sisters and Broken Top mountains, canoeing provides the ultimate experience in this area!

Free Golf Clinic @ Ridge/Challenge Practice Facility
11:00 am

Eagle Crest Resort School of Golf

In 2014 we are pleased to offer Free Golf Clinics to our golfers and those interested in learning how to play. These informative Clinics are designed to introduce students to the Eagle Crest School of Golf and provide valuable instruction on a vital subject of the game.

This clinic is offered every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 11:00am until September 27th. No reservations are required. Please show up at the Ridge Pro Shop ten minutes prior to the scheduled clinic time.

Redmond Farmer’s Market @ Centennial Park
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Farmers Market

OREGON & LOCALLY GROWN PRODUCTS

Join the Redmond community each Tuesday for fresh local produce, artisan foods, crafts, live music and more. This year will feature Justy’s Jelly, The Village Baker from Bend, Bliss Baking – vegan bakery in Redmond, Boyco Honey. There will also be free range, organic, grass fed beef  / pork and organic chicken from Rainshadow Organics in Terrebonne and DD Ranch in Terrebonne which have no hormones or antibiotics.

This season will be full of great food and fun for the whole family. Conveniently located downtown in Centennial Park from 3:00pm to 6:00pm every Tuesday.

Follow the Redmond Farmer’s Market on Facebook for up to date information.

Wine Tasting at Niblick and Greene’s @ Niblick and Greene's
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Wine Tasting

Please join us at Niblick and Greene’s for wine tastings every second and fourth Tuesday throughout the summer. We will host different Oregon or Washington wineries each Tuesday on our patio from 5:00pm-7:00pm.

For more information, call Niblick and Greene’s at 541.548.4220.

Picnic in the Past @ High Desert Museum
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

High Desert Museum Picnic

Party like it’s 1899!

In the early 1900’s, community dinners were as common
as calluses on your hands. Back then, friends, family and
neighbors would get together almost weekly for dinner and dancin’.

Join us for one of those good, old-fashioned picnics on
July 22nd at the Museum. Bring your own blanket and a
picnic dinner, and we’ll have samples of watermelon,
lemonade and whiskey.

Relax to the historic sounds of the Thorn Hollow String Band.
Play games that were popular in 1904 and turn the kids loose
for some fun, hands-on activities from bygone days. We
might even do a little dancing.

Jul
23
Wed
Oregon High Desert Classics Horse Show – Classic II @ J Bar J Boys Ranch
Jul 23 – Jul 27 all-day

OR High Desert Classics

The largest and most prestigious hunter-jumper competition in the Pacific Northwest.

A Thrilling Spectator Sport
If you like speed, excitement and beauty, you will enjoy watching powerful and graceful horses ridden by equestrians making their way around a variety of courses featuring jumps ranging from two to five feet in height. The competition is held at the J Bar J Boys Ranch on 40 acres east of Bend in the beautiful Central Oregon high desert at the base of the Cascade Mountains. Spectators can view the action from the grandstand bleachers or in chairs at each ring. The ideal place to view each Saturday Grand Prix event is from under the Patrons Pavilion at ringside featuring an elegant dinner. Seating for individuals and groups, up to eight people, are available for purchase.

The OHDC is open and free to the public Wednesday-Sunday starting at 8 a.m. Grand Prix events will be held each Saturday starting at 4:30 p.m. and are open to the public with no entrance fee with donations accepted. Tickets to the Grand Prix’s Patrons Pavilion catered dinner must be purchased in advance.

Paulina Plunge @ Paulina Plunge
Jul 23 all-day

Paulina Plunge

The Paulina Plunge Downhill Waterfall Mt.Bike Tour is a wet and wild family adventure for all active ages 4 to 70. We will descend over six miles down a smooth forest trail, where our friendly guides will lead you to six pristine waterfalls and two natural water slides. Exploring this natural water park will be the highlight of your Central Oregon vacation.

Gravity will be your friend, as you descend deep into the Oregon back country. Along the way you will learn the legends of the ancient indigenous people and the saga of Chief Paulina. During the length of the trip, you will descend over 2,500 vertical feet on your mountain bike. That translates into four 1-1/2 mile biking segments to each waterfall stop. The group will visit up to 6 pristine waterfalls, ranging in height from 10 to 40 feet, as well as 2 safe natural waterslides to explore and play in.

This region is considered by archaeologists to be one of the richest sights in the Northwest. Native Americans have lived in the shadow of this dynamic volcano for at least 10,000 years. When the group arrives at the waterfalls below, we’ll indulge in the traditional Paulina Plunge and then break for a snack lunch.

TOUR COST: $65 per person for all ages. Recommended age 4-70 years. Mountain bike, helmet and day pack are included.

Visit their website for more details!

2014 Men’s Club Championship @ Ridge and Challenge Course at Eagle Crest Resort
8:00 am

Golf 8

Join the Eagle Crest Resort Men’s Club for their 2014 Championship. This flighted competition is for men’s club members in good standing with Eagle Crest Men’s Club. Shotgun start goes off the back nine at 8:00am, please arrive by 7:00am to check in.

Must be a member of the Men’s Club to play, please contact Jim Hawkes for more details at 541.923.6408 or by emailing jhawkes@cbbmail.com.

Innergystics @ Ridge Sports Center - Gym
9:00 am – 10:00 am

Innergystics classes are typically held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00am – 10:00am.

Current hours and schedule of classes: Click here

Bend Farmer’s Market @ Brooks Street Alleyway, Downtown Bend
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Bend Farmers Market

Bend Farmers Market is blossoming into one of Oregon’s leading farm–direct marketplaces, bringing together growers and producers with people who hunger for fresh, local, healthful foods and agricultural goods. The Market occurs once a week downtown in the Brooks Street Alley-way behind the Tower Theater. We’ve also continued to reach out to the community as the first farmers market in Oregon to launch a Farm to School program.

Wine Tasting at Silverleaf Cafe @ Silverleaf Cafe at Eagle Crest Resort
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Margas Malbec

Please join us at the Silverleaf Cafe for wine tastings every Wednesday and Friday from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Our wine experts will indulge your senses and educate your pallet with tastings from some of Oregon, Washington and California’s finest wines.

Tastings start at $1.00
Wines by the glass are $5.00
All bottle purchases are 10% off during tasting hours.

Each afternoon will feature five wines selected from Silverleaf Cafe’s wine list. Selections from wineries such as Maragas, Maryhill, Steelhead and Eola Hills may be featured for a tasting by our wine experts.

There will be live music featuring Pear Tree Lane on the second Friday of every month.

For more information, call the Silverleaf Cafe at 541.548.7558.

Alive After 5 @ Hot Pond Loop at the Old Mill District
5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Listen to free live music from nationally renowned artists, Wednesdays at 5:00pm - 8:30pm.
Enjoy scrumptious food, fine wines, spirits and craft beers from  Worthy Brewing.

Music Lineup:
July 23rd – Pepe and the Bottle Blondes
July 30th – Hit Explosion With special guest The Wanz
August 6th – LeRoy Bell and His Only Friends

Location:
North of the shops at the Old Mill District on Powerhouse Dr. Across from Pastini Pastaria on the Hot Pond Loop.

Women’s Situational Golf Clinic @ Ridge/Challenge Practice Facility
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Eagle Crest Resort School of Golf

These fun and encouraging clinics are designed exclusively for women, with an emphasis on the fundamentals of the full swing and short game. These clinics do offer some flexibility, so come with questions. Lesson content may include instruction on the practice facility or play on the golf course. Lead by PGA Head Golf Professional, Tam Bronkey, the goal of these clinics is to improve you golf ability in a fun and relaxed environment.

This clinic is offered every Wednesday from 5:00pm-6:00pm until September 27th. No reservations are required. Please show up at the Ridge Pro Shop ten minutes prior to the scheduled clinic time.

Music on the Green @ Sam Johnson Park
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Music on the Green

Music on the Green celebrates the finest Redmond has to offer, tapping some of Central Oregon’s best and brightest talent. Familiar genres like country, folk, blue grass, and hits from the ‘50s through today fill the canyon with sound every other Wednesday starting the last week in June, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Sam Johnson Park. This unique series combines free summer concerts and a block party atmosphere for a powerful mix of community and family fun. Music on the Green has evolved over the last 20 years into a summer highlight. Local foods, drinks and desserts round out the evening while kids are drawn to specialized activities created just for them including playgrounds, rock climbing, inflated castles and other adventures. Bring your lawn chairs and the entire family for an evening that really highlights why so many enjoy living in the Redmond Community.

2014 Music Line-up

June 25th – Out of the Blue
Local cover band Out of the Blue will help us kick off our 19th season with the cool sounds of blues, rock and Motown, beginning at 6 p.m.

July 9th – Cheyenne West
Local singer/songwriter Cheyenne West will command the Music on the Green stage with country, southern rock and rockabilly flair.

July 23rd – Cinderblue
Enjoy a slice of Americana with blues, bluegrass and country music by CinderBlue.

August 6th – Kayleb James & Split Atom
Take a musical journey fused with rock, pop and jazz sounds by Kayleb James & Split Atom.

August 20th – Sarah Billings Band
Welcome the soulful pop, funk and blues sounds of the Sarah Billings Band.

September 3rd – Hokulea Dancers
Welcome back the Hokulea Dancers, a troop that will showcase traditional Hawaiian island dance and drumming.

Jul
24
Thu
Skill Building Golf Clinic @ The Ridge/Challenge Practice Facility
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Eagle Crest Resort School of Golf

The emphasis at these Clinics will be to learn the timeless essentials of golf with the assistance of our PGA staff. Our goal is to make golfers proficient in the necessary skills in order to hit the ball solidly, straight, and long.

This clinic is offered every Thursday and Saturday from 12:00pm-1:00pm until September 27th. No reservations are required. Please show up at the Ridge Pro Shop ten minutes prior to the scheduled clinic time.

Family Golf Outings @ The Ridge/Challenge Practice Facility
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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Eagle Crest Resort School of Golf

These outings will emphasize taking your golfing skills to the golf course with the assistance of your PGA instructor. Family golf outings will offer benefits to new golfers and experts alike no matter the age, so we encourage you to bring the whole family.

This clinic is offered every Thursday from 5:00pm-6:00pm until September 11th. No reservations are required. Please show up at the Ridge Pro Shop ten minutes prior to the scheduled time.

Munch and Music @ Drake Park
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Munch and Music

Presented by: The Source Weekly and Hayden Homes

Thursdays July 10 through August 14 beginning at 5:30 pm at Compass Park. Enjoying its 24th anniversary in 2014, the Drake Park Munch & Music free concert series continues to be a summertime favorite. Founded by Cameron Clark, owner of C3 Events, the weekly series provides the community of Central Oregon with a great chance to strengthen their bond while enjoying the arts, outstanding food and free music.

Bend Live Music and More

July 10 - Fruition
July 17 - Too Slim & The Taildraggers
July 24 - Nahko and Medicine For The People
July 31 - Cash’d Out
August 7 - Shook Twins
August 14 - Cooper & The Jam

Food and Drink
Bonta Gelato, Cuppa Yo, Demetri’s, Dump City Dumplings, Famous Kettle Corn, Hawaiian Shaved Ice, Ida’s Cupcakes, Mauna Kea Grill, Mountain Coffee, Parilla Satellite, Pilot Butte Drive In, Pizza Cart, Pizza Mondo, Rico’s Tacos, Suzy Q’s, and more still to come!

Beer and Wine
Deschutes Brewery beers always on tap, this year Atlas Cider will be debuting in the park, with notable NW wines and cocktails

Kids Area
There is a kids area full of Jump-N-Fun Inflatables. Behind the stage, Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe offers rentals of kayaks and canoes to take out on the river so you can enjoy the music while paddling. www.tumalocreek.com. Kids are encouraged to lead the dance effort at the stage too!

Jul
25
Fri
Fondue Fridays @ Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards

Join us at the Vineyard every Friday night at 5:00pm for an amazing night of music with different weekly artists and enjoy Fondue for Two for $30.00. Bring your friends and celebrate the evening! Call 541.526.5075 to reserve your table!

Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards is located at:
70450 NW Lower Valley Drive
Terrebonne, Oregon 97760

Maragas Concert on the Lawn @ Maragas Winery
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Maragas Winery

Concert on Lawn with Occidental Gypsy at Maragas Winery

Occidental Gypsy delivers an exhilarating blend of gypsy swing, jazz and world music with a roaring acoustic sound!

TIckets are $25 in advance. CLICK HERE to purchase.

Under the stars lawn seating (low back chairs please)

For more information, visit maragaswinery.com

Jul
26
Sat
Deschutes Dash Weekend Sports Festival @ Old Mill District
Jul 26 – Jul 27 all-day

Deschutes Dash

Join us for the 11th Annual Deschutes Dash Weekend Sports Festival at the Old Mill District, the most spectator-friendly, multi-sport venue in the Pacific Northwest! Bring the whole family out to compete or watch the race this summer.

The full weekend of activities includes:

Saturday July 26, 2014 – Olympic Distance Events

  • Triathlon (1300 yard swim, 25 mile bike, 10k run)
  • Duathlon (10k run, 25 mile bike, 5k run)
  • Aquabike (1300 yard swim, 25 mile bike)
  • 10k run

Sunday July 27, 2014 – Sprint Distance Events

  • Triathlon (600 yard swim, 12.5 mile bike, 5k run)
  • Duathlon (5k run, 12.5 mile bike, 5k run)
  • Aquabike (600 yard swim, 12.5 mile bike)
  • Youth Triathlon (400 yard swim, 6 mile bike, 1.5k run)
  • Splash N Dash Kids Obstacle Race
  • 5k run

Awards, finishers medals, food and Deschutes Brewery beer are also all part of the weekend’s fun!  Also new this year…be sure to check out our 2014 Commemorative Deschtutes Dash Jerseys, Shorts, Bibs and Arm Warmers!

Spectators

Watch swimmers, cyclists and runners from one of the many fantastic vantage points — from the footbridges traversing river, the winding paths along the river bank or one of the fabulous restaurants in The Old Mill District.

And if you’d would like to get closer to the action, considering volunteering for a few hours. Please contact us if you are interested in helping out and see our volunteer page for more info.

Art in the High Desert @ The Alfred A. Dolezal Art Gallery
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Art-Gallery

Unleash Your Inspiration!
This fun yet informative workshop will teach you the basics of proportion, composition and the effects of light to get the creative juices flowing. You will learn to arrange and vary the elements in your painting with an emphasis on discovering your individual creative style. After this six hour course, you will be pleased to have created your very own masterpiece!

Adults & mature teens
No experience necessary

Cost $175
(includes basic materials)

No refunds given on class fees.

Visit his website for more information.

Central Oregon Saturday Market @ Across from the Downtown Library Between Wall & Bond Streets
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday Market

If you’re interested in finely crafted jewelry, artwork, clothing, or household goods, then the Central Oregon Saturday Market is the place to visit. Stroll and shop, and then enjoy lunch while listening to the sounds of local musicians. Enjoy hand crafted items for all ages: Including dyed and painted cotton shirts, stylish hats, totes, aprons, scarves and dresses. Beautiful hand painted silks, along with eye catching wall art in watercolor and acrylic. Handsome stained glass, metalwork, woodwork, and other artistic items can be purchased for home decorating. Glass and Precious stone jewelry is available at attractive pricing for every budget.

Every Saturday from Memorial Day to September (Open both Sat & Sun on Memorial & Labor Day Weekend).

NW Crossing Saturday Market @ Compass Park
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

NWX Farmers Market

Welcome to your Saturday summer ritual. Discover a bounty of fresh produce, locally-raised meats, fresh eggs and cheese, handmade items and so much more. Get your groove on to an eclectic mix of live music. Learn from guest chefs and demonstrations at the Market Center Spotlight. Sip a locally-brewed beer while the kids squeal in delight at the friendly animals in the petting zoo. Yes. It’s summer in Central Oregon. And Saturday just might be the best day of the week!

The 2014 season starts Saturday, June 28 and runs each Saturday through September 20th from 10am – 2pm on NW Crossing Drive.

Sisters Arts & Crafts Festival @ Creekside Park
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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This event has been going on in Sisters for 14 years. It is an annual event that features Arts, Crafts, Food, Entertainment and a special silent auction with 100% benefiting; The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon. On Saturday, Jefferson Street will be closed for a Classic Car Cruise In. This event is located in the Sisters Creekside Park (Highway 20 & Jefferson Street).

Skill Building Golf Clinic @ The Ridge/Challenge Practice Facility
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Eagle Crest Resort School of Golf

The emphasis at these Clinics will be to learn the timeless essentials of golf with the assistance of our PGA staff. Our goal is to make golfers proficient in the necessary skills in order to hit the ball solidly, straight, and long.

This clinic is offered every Thursday and Saturday from 12:00pm-1:00pm until September 27th. No reservations are required. Please show up at the Ridge Pro Shop ten minutes prior to the scheduled clinic time.

Zumba Fitness @ Ridge Sports Center - Gym
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Get your groove on with this fun dance workout for all abilities, featuring pop and Latin-inspired music in an environment that’s all about having fun.

We offer Zumba classes every week. For the current hours and schedule of classes, click here.

Jul
27
Sun
Art in the High Desert @ The Alfred A. Dolezal Art Gallery
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Art-Gallery

Unleash Your Inspiration!
This fun yet informative workshop will teach you the basics of proportion, composition and the effects of light to get the creative juices flowing. You will learn to arrange and vary the elements in your painting with an emphasis on discovering your individual creative style. After this six hour course, you will be pleased to have created your very own masterpiece!

Adults & mature teens
No experience necessary

Cost $175
(includes basic materials)

No refunds given on class fees.

Visit his website for more information.

Summer Sunday Concert Series @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Summer Sunday Concerts

Bend Memorial Clinic Free Summer Sunday Concerts start June 22 through July 27 on consecutive Sundays. Come on down to the Les Schwab Amphitheater and enjoy a beautiful afternoon of great music and healthy family fun. Delish food vendors, bouncy-houses and other activities will be onsite. All Bend Memorial Clinic Free Summer Sunday Concerts run from 2:30-4:30pm.

2014 Schedule
6.22 – Natural Vibrations
6.29 – Randy McAllister
7.6 – Cerny Brothers
7.13 – The Weather Machine
7.20 – The Ballroom Thieves
7.27 – Dakota Brown Band

Jul
28
Mon
Bend Brew Bus Tour @ Eagle Crest Lodge
1:30 pm

Bend Brew Bus

Grab a taste of Pacific Northwest culture on the Bend Brew Bus and The Local Pour. It is our passion to take you behind the scenes at Bend’s breweries, wineries and artisan distilleries – all while enjoying complimentary samples.

The Bend Brew Bus offers daily Bend Ale Trail tours through select Bend breweries. Reserve your behind-the-scenes “beerventure” today.

Jul
29
Tue
Canoe Tours @ Wanderlust Tours
Jul 29 all-day

Paddle the glassy waters of a spectacular mountain lake as Wanderlust Tours’ renowned guides highlight tucked-away spots on these beautiful lakes that you may never find by going on your own – be sure to watch for otter, mink, osprey and eagles, and bring a camera for the best mountain views in Central Oregon.

Enjoy a day or moonlight canoe tour. Spend 2 1/4 hours on the water for relaxation and soaking in the beauty with Wanderlust Tours! Wear your swimsuit for a refreshing dip.

You’ll see parts of these large lakes that you can only see by canoe; you’ll paddle into the secluded fingers and coves created by the basaltic lava flows of Mt. Bachelor. Surrounded by the Three Sisters and Broken Top mountains, canoeing provides the ultimate experience in this area!

Lap Swim @ Ridge Sports Center - Indoor Pool
Jul 29 all-day
Pickleball Drop-ins & Clinics @ Ridge Sports Center - Gym
Jul 29 all-day

We offer various drop-ins and clinics including beginning and women-only sessions. Please check our current hours and event schedule for the latest drop-in dates and times.

Paddles are available and non-marking shoes are required. The sport is played on a court with the same dimensions as a doubles badminton court. The net is two inches lower than tennis, and played with a hard paddle and a polymer, which is a smaller version of a wiffle ball. With a smaller court and slower ball speed, pickleball is much easier to play than tennis.

A little pickleball trivia: the game started during the summer of 1965 on Bainbridge Island, Washington at the home of Congressman Joel Pritchard. He and two of his friends returned from golf and found their families bored one Saturday afternoon. They attempted to set up badminton but no one could find the shuttlecock. They improvised with a wiffle ball, lowered the badminton net, and fabricated paddles of plywood from a nearby shed. The name is said to have originated by Joan Pritchard, who said it reminded her of the “Pickle Boat crew where oarsmen were chosen from the leftovers of other boats.”

Current hours and schedule of classes: Click here

Free Golf Clinic @ Ridge/Challenge Practice Facility
11:00 am

Eagle Crest Resort School of Golf

In 2014 we are pleased to offer Free Golf Clinics to our golfers and those interested in learning how to play. These informative Clinics are designed to introduce students to the Eagle Crest School of Golf and provide valuable instruction on a vital subject of the game.

This clinic is offered every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 11:00am until September 27th. No reservations are required. Please show up at the Ridge Pro Shop ten minutes prior to the scheduled clinic time.

Redmond Farmer’s Market @ Centennial Park
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Farmers Market

OREGON & LOCALLY GROWN PRODUCTS

Join the Redmond community each Tuesday for fresh local produce, artisan foods, crafts, live music and more. This year will feature Justy’s Jelly, The Village Baker from Bend, Bliss Baking – vegan bakery in Redmond, Boyco Honey. There will also be free range, organic, grass fed beef  / pork and organic chicken from Rainshadow Organics in Terrebonne and DD Ranch in Terrebonne which have no hormones or antibiotics.

This season will be full of great food and fun for the whole family. Conveniently located downtown in Centennial Park from 3:00pm to 6:00pm every Tuesday.

Follow the Redmond Farmer’s Market on Facebook for up to date information.

Jul
30
Wed
Adult Rec Swim @ Ridge Sports Center - Indoor Pool
Jul 30 all-day

We offer various rec swim hours each week.  For our current swim hours, click here.

Adults only please.

Deschutes County Fair & Rodeo @ Deschutes County Expo Center
Jul 30 – Aug 3 all-day

Deschutes County Fair

Celebrating 95 Years of Jam Packed Fun!
“Sew it, Grow it and Show it”

Five days of fun include live music, rodeos, buckaroo breakfast and 4-H events. Carnival rides, food, and activities galore. Fun for all ages.
The 2014 Deschutes County Fair runs Wednesday, July 30 through Sunday, August 3, 2014

Fair Hours
Wednesday and Thursday: 10:00AM – 10:00PM
Friday and Saturday: 10:00AM – 11:00PM
Sunday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Paulina Plunge @ Paulina Plunge
Jul 30 all-day

Paulina Plunge

The Paulina Plunge Downhill Waterfall Mt.Bike Tour is a wet and wild family adventure for all active ages 4 to 70. We will descend over six miles down a smooth forest trail, where our friendly guides will lead you to six pristine waterfalls and two natural water slides. Exploring this natural water park will be the highlight of your Central Oregon vacation.

Gravity will be your friend, as you descend deep into the Oregon back country. Along the way you will learn the legends of the ancient indigenous people and the saga of Chief Paulina. During the length of the trip, you will descend over 2,500 vertical feet on your mountain bike. That translates into four 1-1/2 mile biking segments to each waterfall stop. The group will visit up to 6 pristine waterfalls, ranging in height from 10 to 40 feet, as well as 2 safe natural waterslides to explore and play in.

This region is considered by archaeologists to be one of the richest sights in the Northwest. Native Americans have lived in the shadow of this dynamic volcano for at least 10,000 years. When the group arrives at the waterfalls below, we’ll indulge in the traditional Paulina Plunge and then break for a snack lunch.

TOUR COST: $65 per person for all ages. Recommended age 4-70 years. Mountain bike, helmet and day pack are included.

Visit their website for more details!

Eagle & Coyote Club Crafts @ Resort Sports Center
9:30 am – 10:30 am

This activity occurs weekly on Mondays & Wednesdays from 9:30am – 10:30am. Children aged 4-12 are invited. Reservations are required; minimum of 4 children for each reservation.

For current schedule, click here.

Bend Farmer’s Market @ Brooks Street Alleyway, Downtown Bend
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Bend Farmers Market

Bend Farmers Market is blossoming into one of Oregon’s leading farm–direct marketplaces, bringing together growers and producers with people who hunger for fresh, local, healthful foods and agricultural goods. The Market occurs once a week downtown in the Brooks Street Alley-way behind the Tower Theater. We’ve also continued to reach out to the community as the first farmers market in Oregon to launch a Farm to School program.

Pickin’ & Paddlin’ @ Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Pickin’ & Paddlin’ featuring Polecat

What began as a cou­ple of kayak­ers pickin’ tunes on the back deck after a long day on the river, has grown into a huge com­mu­nity cel­e­bra­tion in to raise funds for the Bend Pad­dle Trail Alliance and their efforts to trans­form the Col­orado Bridge Dam into Oregon’s first white­wa­ter play­park. High­lights include kayak, canoe and stand up pad­dle board demos through­out the late after­noon, local and regional acoustic, blue­grass and Amer­i­cana acts in the evening, micro­brews from Bend’s best brew­eries, food carts, non-profit infor­ma­tion tables and more.

With the pas­sage of Bond Mea­sure 9–86 in Novem­ber of 2012, the major­ity of fund­ing was secured for Bend Parks & Rec to con­struct a safe pas­sage for tubers and a white­wa­ter play park in place of the mill-era dam below the Col­orado Bridge. The BPTA has promised to raise $900K through grants, fundrais­ing and pri­vate dona­tions to fund the white­wa­ter fea­tures of the project. Cur­rently they have $300K more to go and they need your help. All funds raised at Pickin’ & Pad­dlin’ go towards this cause.

Admis­sion: $5 and chil­dren 12 and under are free. Pint glasses are $10 and come with two drink tick­ets for those 21 and older

The July 30th event fea­tures Pole­cat from Belling­ham WA, Grit & Griz­zle and Stephen Junkins.

Times:
Demos from 4 – 7 p.m.
The opener begins play­ing at 5 p.m. and the head­liner is done by 9 p.m.

Spe­cial thanks to Deschutes Brew­ery and Cas­cade Lakes Brew­ing for donat­ing the kegs for this event.

Alive After 5 @ Hot Pond Loop at the Old Mill District
5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Listen to free live music from nationally renowned artists, Wednesdays at 5:00pm - 8:30pm.
Enjoy scrumptious food, fine wines, spirits and craft beers from  Worthy Brewing.

Music Lineup:
July 23rd – Pepe and the Bottle Blondes
July 30th – Hit Explosion With special guest The Wanz
August 6th – LeRoy Bell and His Only Friends

Location:
North of the shops at the Old Mill District on Powerhouse Dr. Across from Pastini Pastaria on the Hot Pond Loop.

Women’s Situational Golf Clinic @ Ridge/Challenge Practice Facility
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Eagle Crest Resort School of Golf

These fun and encouraging clinics are designed exclusively for women, with an emphasis on the fundamentals of the full swing and short game. These clinics do offer some flexibility, so come with questions. Lesson content may include instruction on the practice facility or play on the golf course. Lead by PGA Head Golf Professional, Tam Bronkey, the goal of these clinics is to improve you golf ability in a fun and relaxed environment.

This clinic is offered every Wednesday from 5:00pm-6:00pm until September 27th. No reservations are required. Please show up at the Ridge Pro Shop ten minutes prior to the scheduled clinic time.

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo @ Deschutes County Expo Center
7:00 pm

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
Part of the Deschutes County Fair Free Concert Series

Time:
Wednesday July 30, 2014 @ 7:00pm (gates open at 5:30pm)

Ticket Info:
Hosted by McDonalds, Subaru of Bend, Rock & Rolls Greatest Hits 105.7 KQAK and 95.7 MY FM.  Concert is “Free” with ticket (Fair admission not included).  Pick up tickets every Wednesday from July 2 – July 30 at any Central Oregon McDonalds restaurant between 2:00– 7:00pm as supplies last – no purchase necessary.

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Tai Chi @ Resort Sports Center
Jul 31 all-day

Tai Chi classes are a low-stress training option for all ages. The basics of this class will touch on a slow sequence of movements which emphasize a straight spine, abdominal breathing, and a natural range of motion. We offer Tai Chi classes each week.

Current hours and schedule of classes: Click here

Aqua Fitness @ Ridge Sports Center - Indoor Pool
8:30 am – 9:30 am

We offer Aqua Fitness classes each week.

Current hours and schedule of classes: Click here.

Morning Cave Tour @ Wanderlust Tours
9:00 am

Discover the hidden underground world of Central Oregon’s remote, desert lava caves with a naturalist guide!

These large, cool lava tube caves are safe and ultimately fascinating for the whole family.  Outfitted with helmets and headlamps our guides will help you discover secret rooms, great cave history and what lives and grows in the caves.

Cave Tours are available throughout the year, inquire at the Eagle Crest adventure desk, located in The Lodge.

Skill Building Golf Clinic @ The Ridge/Challenge Practice Facility
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Eagle Crest Resort School of Golf

The emphasis at these Clinics will be to learn the timeless essentials of golf with the assistance of our PGA staff. Our goal is to make golfers proficient in the necessary skills in order to hit the ball solidly, straight, and long.

This clinic is offered every Thursday and Saturday from 12:00pm-1:00pm until September 27th. No reservations are required. Please show up at the Ridge Pro Shop ten minutes prior to the scheduled clinic time.