Mt. Bachelor will be giving away surplus food to their employees today March 19 from 1-4pm due to their current suspension of operations. This is an awesome act of generosity and we salute the Mt. Bachelor team for helping their staff and our community.
KIDS Center in Bend is dedicated to the prevention, evaluation and treatment of child abuse in our community. Because of the COVID 19 outbreak their annual fundraising event has been cancelled. They are replacing this event with an online fundraising effort. Please watch and help kids in our community if you can.
KIDS Center website: https://kidscenter.org/
Saturday March 14th at Smith Rock State Park. More INFO HERE.
Join Trailkeepers of Oregon as we help maintain trails in one of Oregon’s most spectacular parks. We will be restoring native plants and doing maintenance on the popular River Trail.
Plan to hike less than a mile to the work area and work using hand digging tools, loppers, and hand saws. We prioritize safety and fun over quantity of work accomplished and encourage people to try different things and work at a comfortable pace. No experience is necessary — you’ll be working with experienced crew leaders who will teach you all you need to know.
Saturday March 14th, 10am – 5pm at Hoodoo Ski Area. More INFO HERE.
Preview The New is your exclusive chance to try out new gear on the mountain (demos are free, lift ticket required to ski and ride on the mountain). There will be several retailers on site to answer questions, give advice and help guests make decisions on the type of gear they want to test out on the slopes. This is your best chance to try out next year’s equipment before you buy!
At Preview the New, you can chat with brand representatives about your needs and what the newest technology can do for you. Try out free on-site gear demos from your favorite brands.
From The Cascade Business News.
The High Desert Museum, in coordination with the Smithsonian, will be holding a Youth Climate summit on March 14 held at the High Desert Museum.
There is a summit with activities for elementary students from 2:30pm to 3:30pm and a summit for older students from 4pm to 8pm that afternoon. There will be panel and keynote presentations along with facilitated discussions and live music. Look forward to hearing from Reed College Activists, photographer and founder of nonprofit No2Plastic Brown Cannon, kayaker Bryan Brown, city councilor Gena Goodman-Campbell from ONDA and music by Mosley Wotta and Olivia Knox. A sustainable Beyond Burger dinner and Ben and Jerry’s vegan ice cream will be available for free at…
Friday March 13th, at Patagonia of Bend. More INFO HERE.
Day use and overnight permits are coming to the Central Cascades. How many will be issued? How much will they cost? Why are they doing this?
There are lots of questions swirling around how this is going to work, so join us for clarity as Lisa Machnik, Staff Officer for Recreation, Lands, Partnerships, and Heritage and Kevin Larkin, District Ranger of the Bend-Ft. Rock Ranger District, give a presentation on the permit process and answer any questions you may have. Deschutes Trails Coalition will be on hand to talk about volunteer opportunities, and Deschutes Brewing will be providing refreshments.
Please bring a cup from home, no single use plastic…
The Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show returns to the First Interstate Bank Center and Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in Redmond, Oregon, March 12th-15th, 2020. More INFO HERE.
It’s the best ticket in town and is bigger and better than ever with the Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show Outdoor Cooking Competition making its debut all days of the show. World class barbeque and grilling pros will descend on the fairgrounds and compete every day of the show. These pros will be sharing their favorite recipes and techniques in daily seminars. Expect to see whole game prepared, steak grilling, world class burgers, brisket, pork ribs, Dutch oven cooking, fish and chicken all cooked at a prize-winning level!
Oregon’s best archers will…
Saturday March 7th, 8am – 4pm at Mt. Bachelor. More INFO HERE.
This event is at Mt Bachelor, and all ages and stages of riding abilities are encouraged; 9 & under and adaptive FREE event entry to
encourage and inspire younger riders to participate (membership req’d)! This Woodward Bachelor Halfpipe is 22′. Prizes for EVERY competitor; Awards for 1st – 3rd. Save $ on events by registering online before NOON the Friday before that weekend’s comps…see below for more details! If you were already registered for the original Halfpipe 1 date, it’ll automatically put you in this comp. If you cannot make it, be sure to let us know.
WHO NEEDS TO CHECK IN BESIDES COMPETITORS? ALL media,…
April 19, 2020 is the Bend Marathon. An annual event organized by local pro runner Max King, this is a great way to celebrate spring in Bend.
More INFO HERE.
Distances: Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, 5k, and FREE Kids Run. Something for everyone, this is a day of community fun. Registration is open http://www.bend-marathon.com/
Beautiful scenic courses running through West Bend, Tetherow, the forest, and Old Mill with a beer garden, food, and recovery station.
Saturday March 7th, 12pm at Mt. Bachelor.
Join a naturalist for two groomed, intermediate runs to experience alpine environments and natural features of the Cascade Range! On this special tour of the mountain, you will learn about wildlife, geology, volcanology, flora, high altitude adaptations and more. Due to the nature of this program, attendees must be 18+ and wearing a helmet. Meet the ranger at the top of Pine Marten at 12:00 PM for a tour lasting about 1 ½ hours. More INFO HERE.
Tours are free with a lift ticket for that day. Drop ins are welcome, however if you have a group of 6 or more, we ask that you register ahead of time. Tour size is…