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Kids get outside for an all-day program focused on nature themes at Camp Fire’s Nature Days. - COURTESY CAMP FIRE
  • Courtesy Camp Fire
  • Kids get outside for an all-day program focused on nature themes at Camp Fire’s Nature Days.

November-December

Technology for Time Travel

ARTS AND CRAFTS - A course developed by Don Carter that takes students on a tour of the major historical eras and the pertinent innovations from different places across the globe. The class starts in the Stone Age, then moves through the Bronze Age and Industrial Age, and ends in the Digital Age. Students complete a variety of projects during each era that focus on production, communication and modification technologies. 4:30-6:30pm

DIYcave | $199
Diycave.com/classes/



November-December

Art-rageous Days

ART - Discover your creative side! These 2-day weekly afternoon classes will offer a mix of painting, pastels, drawing, clay, sculpture and mixed media, the possibilities are endless! Experience different projects each session so register for as many as you like and learn something new. Let's play and create in the studio. Afternoons.

Art Station | $65-$78
register.bendparksandrec.org



November-January

Youth Indoor Soccer

PLAY - Get out of the cold weather and join a youth indoor soccer league this winter! All skill levels are encouraged. Leagues are designed to develop and enhance soccer skills, promote physical fitness and create self-confidence. All players receive a team shirt. League games are played on Saturdays with no practices. Registration deadline is November 4 or until FULL. Space is limited. No games Nov. 28 or December 26.

Cascade Indoor Sports Center | $110-$132
register.bendparksandrec.org



November-January

Camp Fire Afterschool

FUN - A flexible and fun option for families looking to balance afterschool care with enrichment opportunities and social-emotional skill development. Filled with time outdoors, fun challenges, STEAM activities, games and songs, CFA supports youth in exploring their sparks, practicing social skills, creating connections, building community and gaining confidence. Spark add-on options allow CFA youth to join a themed course for 2 hours in the afternoon in small age-specific groups. Courses are designed to teach youth about a particular topic or activity that may become a lifelong passion! Daily 1:30-5:30pm

Camp Fire Central Oregon | $120
campfireco.org/afterschool/

It’s a big thumbs-up for Campfire Afterschool which provides kids a chance to get away from the screen, while connecting with others. - COURTESY CAMP FIRE
  • Courtesy Camp Fire
  • It’s a big thumbs-up for Campfire Afterschool which provides kids a chance to get away from the screen, while connecting with others.

Mondays & Wednesdays

LEGO Robotics

BUILD - Join Camp Fire's First LEGO League Robotics club for 4th-5th graders. We will be exploring FLL's new competition "Gamechangers" using LEGO EV3 Mindstorms robots. This club is all about problem solving, getting creative, exploring new ideas, and having fun! 3:30-5:30pm

BendTECH | $80/month
campfireco.org/robotics

For kids who love to problem solve and build, LEGO League Robotics is a winner! - COURTESY CAMP FIRE
  • Courtesy Camp Fire
  • For kids who love to problem solve and build, LEGO League Robotics is a winner!

Tuesdays

Online Art Activities for Kids

ARTS AND CRAFTS - Join Camp Fire for virtual art activities every Tuesday at 4pm. Designed for K-5th graders but open to all! No registration required. 4-4:30pm.

Camp Fire Central Oregon | Free
campfireco.org/virtual



Tuesdays

True Colors: LGBTQ Youth Support Group

TOGETHER - The Drop is a center that serves young adults in Deschutes County aged 14-29. It is meant to be safe and supportive place where people make connections that could have a positive impact on their life. Every 1st + 3rd Tuesday of each month. 5-7pm

The Drop | Free
Deschutes.org/health/page/drop



Tuesdays &Thursdays

Online Story Time

READ - Join community librarians for songs, rhymes, stories and fun! Experts agree that talking, singing, reading, writing and playing with your young child will prepare them for learning how to read, and will teach them the six skills needed to read. A child who enters kindergarten with a strong vocabulary, a love of books, and a familiarity with playing with words, has a definite advantage. You can help those skills develop with story time! 10am

Online | Free
Deschuteslibrary.org/calendar/event/60546



Thursdays

Online Music and Movement

DANCE- Music and movement to develop literacy skills. 3-5 yrs. Movement and literacy skills are closely connected. Your child will hear songs that include singing, dancing, and musical instruments to build motor skills. Grab a scarf, sock anything to wave around and an instrument. If you don't have an instrument, two spoons or pots and pans work!10:30-11am

Online | Free
deschuteslibrary.org/calendar/event/60776



Thursdays

Livestream Pre + Postnatal Yoga

MOM-FRIENDLY - Livestreamed yoga classes for new mamas and mamas to be! 10:30-11:30am.

Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play | $9, 5-pack $40
freespiritbend.com



Thursdays

Online STEM Activities for Kids

SCIENCE AND TECH - Join Camp Fire for virtual STEM activities every Thursday at 4pm. Designed for K-5th graders but open to all! No registration required. 4-4:30pm.

Camp Fire Central Oregon | Free
Campfireco.org/virtual



November 14

With Your Child: Holiday Elves

ARTS AND CRAFTS - Create your own holiday elf! These festive figures are decorative and are designed by you! Add a beard, a present, a colorful winter coat or a critter to make it uniquely yours! 10am-noon

Bend Parks and Rec | $55-$66
register.bendparksandrec.org



November 14 & 15

Old Fashion Christmas

HOLIDAY - The theme is an old fashioned indoor atmosphere to set the buying mood of the variety of gifts, arts, crafts, food and some antiques. There will be live entertainment. All booths will be decorated with a holiday theme. There will be a candy land maze leading to Santa, a couple of resting stations with flat screen televisions playing classic holiday movies and a festive entrance lined with Christmas trees, demonstrations and activities. 9am-4pm

Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center | $5
centraloregonshows.com/holiday-shows/old-fashion-christmas.html



November 20 & December 11

Kid's Welding

BUILD - In this hands-on class, kids will cut steel with a torch and weld those pieces back together. They'll learn some amazing skills and take their creations home with them. This is a powerful experience for kids. It won't soon be forgotten! Repeated beginners/intermediate beginners are welcome and will improve/progress in his/her skill level. All materials included. 5-7pm

DIYcave | $69-$82.80
register.bendparksandrec.org

DIY Cave offers hands-on learning experiences with welding classes for beginners or youth. - COURTESY DIY CAVE
  • Courtesy DIY Cave
  • DIY Cave offers hands-on learning experiences with welding classes for beginners or youth.

November 21

Kid's Adventure Days

PLAYTIME - Summer might be over, but the adventures are not! Join us for a morning full of adventure exploring all that Central Oregon has to offer. 9:30am-1pm

Harmon Park | $40-$80
register.bendparksandrec.org



November 21

With Your Child: Acrylic Pouring

ART – Make your masterpiece in this family-friendly class! Swirl, slip and slide acrylic paint across an 8x10 canvas and create amazing results. 1-2:30pm

Art Station | $55-$66
Register.bendparksandrec.org



November 21 & 28

Fall Saturday Market

HOLIDAY – Fall market at General Duffy's. The weekly market will feature local vendors selling a variety of items. 11am-3pm

General Duffy's | Free
Facebook.com/Generalduffys



November 21 | December 5 & 19

Kids Ninja Nights

PLAYTIME - Kids ages 6 to 12 years old will have a blast playing, climbing and exploring during this fun, drop-off playtime. 6-9pm.

Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play | $20
freespiritbend.com

Burn that energy and work through challenging obstacles at Ninja Warrior Classes. - COURTESY FREE SPIRIT YOGA + FITNESS + PLAY
  • Courtesy Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play
  • Burn that energy and work through challenging obstacles at Ninja Warrior Classes.

November 22

Guided River Walk

NATURE - Learn more about the Riverhood and River Neighbor ecology in this one-hour walk guided by Think Wild / Beaver Works experts. Join our small group, for socially-distanced walks along the Deschutes River to learn of the wildlife along this riverscape and the benefits of beaver in our riparian ecosystems. We'll meet monthly in the Old Mill District for a one-hour walkabout. This short, informative walk is family friendly and free! 8am.

Old Mill District | Free
beaverworks.org/river-neighbors-river-walks/



November 23-December 12

Locavore Holiday Gift Faire

GIFTS - The Locavore Holiday Gift Faire is one of the best ways to find perfectly unique gifts for your special people made right here in Central Oregon. Will you buy them art, local honey or vinegar, or a beautiful piece of jewelry? Your contribution will support a vibrant, local arts scene.

10am-4pm.  Online
centraloregonlocavore.org/upcoming-events/holiday-gift-faire/



November 26

Thanksgiving at 10Below

HOLIDAY- Join in for an abundant four-course prix fixe dinner on Thanksgiving Day, including some of your favorite holiday dishes. The dining room has been configured so that physical distancing measures can be observed for the health and safety of staff and patrons. Occupancy is limited, so advance reservations are strongly encouraged. Noon-8pm

10Below Restaurant | $52 /adult, $19 /ages, 6-12 Free /ages five and under
oxfordbendhotel.com/the-kitchen.htm



November 27 & 28 + December 5 & 12

Redmond Holiday Village Market

HOLIDAY – Looking for a truly unique gift for that hard to buy friend? Do you love to support local artists, artisans, crafters and nonprofits? Do you revel in the chance to get swept away in a truly festive winter holiday environment? Then come to Redmond this Christmas season for the Holiday Village Market! 11am-5pm

Downtown Redmond | Free
Visitredmondoregon.com/events



November 27 & 28

Into the Woods Holiday Market

HOLIDAY – Shop a curated market of local makers at our 4th Annual Holiday Marketplace hosted by White Aspen Creative: 9am – 4pm. Call 702-497-7655 for more information.

Downtown Bend | TBD
www.facebook.com/events/973826876424375



December 2-16

Art-richment Wednesdays

ART - These three full-day classes will offer a mix of painting, pastels, drawing, clay, sculpture and mixed media! Longer class time instruction allows for more in depth learning of technique and allows time to explore and create. Let's use these Wednesdays to get inspired! 9am-4pm

Art Station | $195-$234
Register.bendparksandrec.org



December 5-19

Science of the Spectrum

LEARN - This class will focus on how the human eye sees color, the science behind the color spectrum, and the study of art theories concerning color. Gain an understanding of the science involved in the human experience of color while creating color theory art pieces including handmade kaleidoscopes and monochromatic portraits. 10am-12:30pm

Art Station | $95-$114
Register.bendparksandrec.org



December 13

With Your Child: Dual-Canvas Painting

ART - Enjoy a relaxing Sunday afternoon of art! You and your child will be guided through an acrylic painting experience. Each pair of painters will receive a canvas to create an image and when placed together will turn into one masterpiece. Winter penguin! 2:30-4pm

Art Station | $45-$54
register.bendparksandrec.org



December 14-15

Handmade Presents for Little Hands

ARTS AND CRAFTS - Work together painting & designing unique seasonal keepsakes! Come make colorful gifts, ornaments, and textured cards that little ones can give to someone special. Child must be accompanied by adult. 10:30-11:30am

Bend Parks and Rec | $39-$46.80
register.bendparksandrec.org



December 21 & 22

Engineering Lab

SCIENCE AND TECH - Use your engineering brain while planning, designing, building, and testing simple machines and complex bridge structures in this one-day workshop. Join us on a non-school day to explore the STEM world and discover the mechanics behind the machines we use every day! New design challenges at every session! 12-2:30pm

Sylvan Learning Center Northwest Crossing | $49-$58
register.bendparksandrec.org



December 21 & 22

Bot Lab

SCIENCE AND TECH - These one-day workshops scheduled on no-school days are designed to promote STEM education, keep learning fun, encourage creativity, and challenge students to problem-solve and work logically! Students work with LEGO® technology to build themed robots and use computer software to program them to come to life! All new robots at every session! 12-2:30pm

Sylvan Learning Center Northwest Crossing | $49-$58
register.bendparksandrec.org

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