Tonight Feb 18th at Worthy Brewing, the 2019 Bend High Desert Speaker Series continues with a presentation from ONDA’s own Hart-Sheldon Coordinator, Jeremy Austin. From unique wildlife and stunning night skies to opportunities for recreation and solitude, Hart Mountain is a high desert treasure worth exploring. Learn about what makes Hart Mountain so spectacular, get tips for planning your next adventure and discover the vital conservation initiatives you can support to mitigate current threats and ensure that this region stays wild. More INFO HERE!
Screenings this Saturday and Sunday in Bend and Sisters. More INFO HERE!
We are giving away some tickets on our Facebook Page.
The Backcountry Film Festival is produced each year by Winter Wildlands Alliance as a celebration of the human-powered experience and a gathering place for the backcountry snowsports community. Winter Wildlands Alliance is a nonprofit organization working at the national level to inspire and educate the backcountry community to protect and care for their winter landscapes. Funds raised at each screening stay in the local community to support human-powered recreation and conservation efforts, winter education and avalanche/safety programs and to raise awareness of winter management issues.
This year’s line up is highly anticipated, so be sure…
Brian O’Keefe will be at Fly and Field Outfitters this Wednesday Feb 13 presenting on his Favorite Places and Favorite Fish. This is an awesome opportunity to hear from the man himself on the most beautiful, fishiest, and all around best places to visit. More INFO HERE
From culture to wildlife, Brian will be discussing it all! Species covered will include tarpon, permit, steelhead, golden dorado, peacock bass, bonefish, brown and rainbow trout… and more! Places include Chile, Cuba, Alaska, Brazil, Kamchatka, Oregon, Bahamas, Baja, and more! You will not want to miss this one!
Saturday Feb 9th, 9am – 9pm. Hoodoo’s Winter Carnival is the premiere winter event of the season and a day full of free activities. Winter Carnival has been a tradition at Hoodoo for decades and includes a number of free events (no lift ticket required): ax throwing booth, frisbee golf, musical chairs, a three-legged obstacle race, a team tube race, a hula-hoop contest, a pie eating contest, a Hoodoo employee snow sculpture contest and bingo. The lifts are open 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. There’s always a special dinner menu, the Dummy Downhill contest, the annual torchlight descent and professional fireworks on the mountain.
More Info & Schedule of Events HERE!
Dummy Downhill participants: Download and complete the registration…
TWO DATES- 2/5 & 2/6 at The Tower Theater. More INFO HERE!
The F3T is a one of a kind experience. Each year anglers of all ages gather in big cities and small towns alike to soak up films from around the world, spin a few yarns amongst friends and dream about casts yet unmade. In its 13th lap around the globe, the Fly Fishing Film Tour is packed with remarkable films, topnotch stories, and imagery that will fuel your dreams for months to come!
With an emphasis on the people, places, and fisheries that help make up the vast world of fly fishing, the 2019 F3T will take you from Alaska to Florida, South Dakota to French Polynesia,…
After Junuary it looks like we will resume our regularly scheduled programming of Cascade Powder this weekend and into next week. Our Bend/Bachelor weather page has all the links for you to plan your powder adventures. Have a great weekend out there!!!
The Bend Boulder Bash is Central Oregon’s premier bouldering competition presented by USA Climbing! This year’s Bash is super special as it will be hosted in conjunction with USA Climbing Open Bouldering Nationals being held at the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center Feb 1st and 2nd. More INFO HERE!
Competitors will receive a bunch of great swag from Bend Rock Gym – shoe vouchers, free memberships, apparel and more. Finalists will win some awesome bouldering gear from Metolius Climbing and a chance at the $5,000 Cash Purse!
The City is updating Bend’s Transportation Plan and they need community members help! More INFO HERE!
Tuesday Jan 29 is the Northwest Area workshop. Join to give input on how the City can make moving around your neighborhood safer and more convenient.This workshop is targeted to people in the Awbrey Butte, Summit West and River West neighborhoods, but anyone is welcome to attend.
The first half hour of the workshop you can review work that has been done on the transportation plan to date. The following two hours will be an active workshop where attendees will work together in small groups to provide input on neighborhood transportation needs. Attendees are asked to stay for the entire workshop, if possible,…
You can come watch local, Darrin Mees, compete at X Games Aspen this Saturday Jan 26th at Spoken Moto. Our current featured video tells his story. He’s competing in the Snowbike Cross and will be trying to bring home some hardware to Central Oregon. Come watch with other locals and support Darrin. It will be fun. More INFO HERE!
As our surfing and paddling community grows and many shuffle between Bend and the Oregon coast, we hope to activate our water conservation community in protecting our rivers, lakes, streams and ocean. Come join this group as they kick off the Bend chapter of the Newport-Bend Surfrider Foundation. More INFO HERE!
Thanks to Deschutes Brewery for supporting with location, free food and beer! REI will have swag for all those who sign-up to be surfrider members. Local non profits will also be there; Bend Park and Rec will present a brainstorming session on how we all can work together for better water quality and conservation in Central Oregon.
Come join for networking, brainstorming, food, drinks, swag and how you…