Have you ever been to an REI Garage Sale? This is the place to pick up screaming deals on returned items and other super discounted merch. This is seriously a fun event that’s worth getting in line for. You have to be an REI member and think about getting there early.
When: Saturday Jan 28th 8am – 3pm
Did ya know? There is a citizen race around 33K of the Virginia Meissner trails and it is happening on Jan 5, 2020. All are welcome to join in a fun Nordic tradition. More INFO HERE.
Mass Start Classic Nordic Citizen Race and Tour (1 loop) on the Meissner trails. The course covers almost all of the groomed trails. Registration for Tour of Meissner is online at: https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=191914
Learn to Ski is hosted by XC Oregon http://www.xcoregon.org/ It’s a great opportunity for any level skier to get some tips to further their ability. Mini-clinics start every 30 minutes. Plan to arrive a few minutes before your preferred start time (1pm, 1:30pm, or 2pm). Meet outside the lodge at Virginia Meissner Sno-Park.
Sunday Dec 22nd, 1pm-230pm – Virginia Meissner Sno-Park
Classic Cross Country Skiers of any level are welcome. It is preferred that Skate Skiers have had a least one day on their skis prior to this event, however.
The entire event is FREE but donations to Meissner Nordic Ski Club are encouraged. More INFO HERE.
The Pavilion celebrates shortest day of the year with a Winter Solstice Celebration on Friday, Dec. 20 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. With festivities to welcome winter’s delights, ice skaters who bring a canned food item to donate to NeighborImpact enjoy a special $6 admission price including skate rental. It’s a wonderful party with lots of treats, smiles and a special performance by Bend Ice Figure Skating Club. More INFO HERE.
When: Friday Dec 20th, 530pm-830pm
Our community is supported by many non-profits doing great work for so many. We have highlighted these non-profits on the ‘Get Involved’ page. The Assistance League of Bend is just one. Check it out and get involved, you’ll be glad you did.
Operation School Bell is a program that provides new school clothing for students in need in Deschutes County. Last year, Assistance League of Bend provided clothing for over 2,000 students in Deschutes County. Help Clothe a Child in Need – Donate today at AssistanceLeagueBend.com.
Assistance League of Bend is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization making a difference in the lives of children and adults dealing with poverty, homelessness, and cancer in Deschutes County. We serve the community through…
Deschutes Brewery and Pine Mountain Sports are thrilled to announce the Deschutes Red Chair Fundraiser for Cascade Youth & Family Center! Bring your growlers to Pine Mountain Sports on Sat Dec 14. A donation of $10 or more gets it filled with Deschutes Red Chair NWPA.
From 9am – 6pm, Saturday Dec 14th. Every dollar goes directly to Cascade Youth & Family Center! More INFO HERE.
Need a growler? Buy a Hydro Flask Growler from Pine Mountain Sports on Saturday Dec 14 and we’ll fill it with Deschutes Red Chair NWPA for FREE! And Pine Mountain Sports will donate every dollar from your growler purchase to Cascade Youth & Family Center! Yep.
We have set an ambitious goal of…
Every year Bend’s most dedicated paddling enthusiasts dress up their canoes, paddleboards and kayaks in bright lights and holiday garb and paddle around the Deschutes River for a few hours for Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe’s Holiday Lights Winter Paddle Parade in the Old Mill District. This is one of those events that gets the whole town in the spirit and feels very authentic to Bend. Join in on the paddling or take in the views from the Old Mill District or Drake Park.
When: Friday Dec 13th 4pm-8pm
For more details see tumalocreek.com and to register, check out
Colin Meagher is our current featured artist. He is a professional photographer who has been featured in many events and outdoor brands all over the world. He has shot in Central Oregon and now lives in the Gorge. He also has ALS. Colin needs our help.
We produced a featured video with Colin a few weeks back. Check it out, it’s in the video archives.
You see, he is a husband, father and all around great human being. He is fighting the good fight with help from family, friends and community, but it is a huge fight that comes with financial strain on his family.
Please consider helping by donating to Colin’s Go Fund Me – “One More Time…
Calling all river lovers! Senator Wyden will be holding an open, public forum on his Wild and Scenic Rivers initiative. This is a great opportunity to speak to the Senator directly about protecting your most cherished waterways. Come learn and engage on what is important to you for Oregon waterways.
When: Saturday Dec 14th 10am-11am
Where: Bend Park and Rec District Office – 799 Columbia St. Bend.
Today, Saturday December 7 starting at 12pm the annual Bend Christmas Parade will turn downtown into a cheery holiday festival. Come watch Santa and his team greet our lovely community and then stay for some holiday shopping. It’s tradition!!!