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Open Swim

SWIM — Enjoy a day at the pool with the whole family at the Indoor Aquatics Center.

SHARC | $15/full day, memberships available

sunriversharc.com

Daily Sessions

Open & Family Skate

ICE SKATE — Open skate sessions are open to all ages and abilities, however, children 6 years and under must be supervised by a responsible person 14 years or older. Skate rentals available.

The Pavilion | $6/person

bendparksandrec.org

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays

Playmania

PLAY — Parents are encouraged to participate in this open-play time for kids up to 5 years old.

Central Oregon Gymnastic Academy | $10/child

cogymnastics.com

Tuesdays

Little Artist Playgroup

ART — Make a mess with pastels, paints, cardboard, wood and upcycled items. Perfect creation activity for ages 1.5 to 5 years old.

ARTdog Studio | $15/drop-in

artdogbend.com

Wednesdays, January 30-March 20

Sweet Science

LEARN— In this chemistry class, students will learn how to identify and separate solids, liquids and gases using chemical properties, chromatography and distillation. They will also gain an understanding of the chemistry of candy by releasing the energy stored in sweets and touring Goody's candy factory. For students in grades 3, 4 & 5. Pre-registration required.

Bend Science Station | $190

bendsciencestation.com

Wednesdays

Creative Story Time

STORY TIME — Little kids will enjoy this story time, with a different book featured each week, followed by an art-making experience inspired by the story. Perfect creation activity for ages 1.5 to 5 years old.

ARTdog Studio | $15/drop-in

artdogbend.com

Wednesdays & Thursdays

Backpack Explorers

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EXPLORE — Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers investigate science, art, music, stories and culture in a fun, hands-on manner. Foster artistic expression in your little one and take home activities to continue the learning. New themes weekly.

High Desert Museum | $15/child – RSVP Required

highdesertmuseum.org

Thursdays

Moms Running Group

RUN — All moms welcome — with or without strollers! Join other mothers for a 2- to 4.5-mile run at 8- to 12-minute paces. This is a fun and encouraging group for moms of all running levels. Rain or shine.

FootZone | Free

footzonebend.com

Fridays & Saturdays

Open Skate

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ROLLER SKATE — Enjoy three full hours of entertainment the whole family will enjoy!

Cascade Indoor Sports | $10/adults, $7/kids 5-8, Free 4 and under

cascadeindoorsports.com

First Fridays

Art Walk

ART — View local and regional art, on display at downtown businesses every first Friday of the month. Enjoy artist talks, live music, libations and food. Starts at 5:30pm.

Downtown Bend & Old Mill District | Free

First & Third Saturdays

Kids' Night Out

NIGHT OUT — Kids get Juniper Swim & Fitness Center to themselves for a night of pool play, crafts, games and a movie screening, supervised by JSFC staff. Suitable for ages 3-5.

Juniper Swim & Fitness Center | Pre-register: $11-$13.20 or Day of: $14-$16.80.

bendparksandrec.org

Saturdays

Winter at Rainshadow Organics

FARM— Come for a visit at the farm! Rainshadow Organics is open all winter long (November-April) on Saturdays from 11am-3pm. At the store you'll find: fresh vegetables, pasture-raised eggs, frozen meat goods from local artisans and don't miss the wood-fired pizza from the farm's flour, veggies, and meat for $12/person, weather permitting.

rainshadoworganics.com

Second Saturdays

Free Family Night

SWIM — Enjoy the Juniper Swim & Fitness facilities, for a night of free family fun! All ages.

Juniper Swim & Fitness Center | Free

bendparksandrec.org

Weekends, Holidays & School Vacations

Snowshoe Tours

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SNOWSHOE — Join a U.S. Forest Service naturalist for a free 90-minute interpretive tour. Learn about winter ecology at Mt. Bachelor and the geology of Central Oregon, the Deschutes National Forest watershed and the plants and animals found throughout the area. Snowshoes provided. Suitable for ages 10+.

Mt. Bachelor | Free

mtbachelor.com

February 2

Nest Box Workshop

BUILD — Encourage birds to nest near your home! Learn about native backyard birds before making your own nest box to take home. Building materials provided. Cost includes materials for one box and two participants. Suitable for ages 8 and older.

High Desert Museum | $50

highdesertmuseum.org

February 2 & 16

Blacklight Blast

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GLOW — Experience SHARC's Winter Tubing Hill — at night! Black lights, glow sticks and flood lights will light up the runs for an evening you won't want to miss — snow or no snow!

SHARC | $12-$15/person - RSVP Required

sunriversharc.com

February 4 – 28

Birthfit Postpartum Series

BREATHE—This series of classes over four weeks is for postpartum moms to come together to share, learn and help one another navigate the journey and practice the four pillars of BIRTHFIT: Fitness, Nutrition, Connection and Mindset. Meets Mondays and Thursdays 5:15-6:30pm. Non-mobile babies are welcome.

Tula Movement Arts | $125 for 8 classes

tulamovementarts.com

February 9

Kids Yoga Party

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YOGA — Drop off the children for a night of yoga, dance, mindfulness and play, designed to cultivate presence of mind, heart and body. Ages 4-12.

Wild Thing Yoga | $20

wildthingbend.com

February 9

Jazz at the Oxford Music Education Workshop

MUSIC — Local music students and professionals are invited to a music workshop hosted by Georges Bouhey with an opportunity to meet and learn from saxophonist, Paul Taylor.

The Oxford Hotel | Free, No Registration Required

oxfordhotelbend.com

February 9

Kids' Adventure Days

ADVENTURE — Kids will enjoy sledding, skating, adapted biking, bowling, arts and crafts and games. Suitable for ages 6-13, all abilities.

Harmon Park Hobby Hut | $35-$42

bendparksandrec.org

February 15-17

Oregon WinterFest

Bring the whole family to the Old Mill Feb. 15-17 for Oregon Winterfest. - BRIAN BECKER
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FESTIVAL — Bring the whole family to enjoy the festivities at Oregon WinterFest! Aspiring princes and princesses will have a blast at the Kid's Hot Cocoa Run on Sunday, Feb. 17 and enjoy participating in fun science experiments and presentations at the OMSI Science Tent. Other live entertainment includes JD Platt's K-9 Kings, the 10 Barrel Rail Jam and the live music stage, featuring the BoDeans, Precious Byrd and more!

Old Mill District | $10/adv., $15/door

oregonwinterfest.com

February 21

SMART Sip

FUNDRAISER – Help bring the lifelong love of reading to kids in Central Oregon! The SMART Sip brings together community members and SMART Supporters for an evening featuring tastes of beer, wine, and spirits and an opportunity to learn more about SMART. You also won't want to miss the silent auction and gift certificate library featuring Central Oregon favorites! Tickets are limited.

Tetherow | $40

smart.ejoinme.org/ 2019SipCentralOregon

February 15-24

Honk! Jr.

THEATER — The students of Beat Children's Theatre perform Honk! Jr., a heartwarming celebration of being different that is sure to delight audiences of all ages.

Summit High School | $15/adults, $10/students & seniors

beatchildrenstheatre.org

February 16

19th Century Making and Mending

MAKE — Explore how people a century ago performed the making and mending of clothes, quilts and other textiles.

High Desert Museum | Free with museum admission

highdesertmuseum.org

February 17 & March 24

Jr. Snow Ranger at Mt. Bachelor

SNOW — Join Deschutes National Forest for a family-friendly outdoor excursion! Kids will explore their winter wonderland and train to be a Junior Snow Ranger — from snowshoeing, winter safety, wildlife tracking, winter ecology to winter fun.

Mt. Bachelor | Free

mtbachelor.com

February 20

Teens in Action Service Club

VOLUNTEER — Teens will work together to make their community a better place, learning leadership skills to help them achieve their goals. Open to 6th-12th graders.

Camp Fire Central Oregon | $50-$125

campfireco.org

February 22 & 23

Mountainfilm on Tour

FILMS—Does your family love the outdoors? Be inspired by this two-day event benefitting the Environmental Center. Mountainfilm on Tour travels year-round with a selection of short independent documentary films from the most recent, annual festival in Telluride.

Tower Theatre | $22 (advance), $40 for both days.

towertheatre.org

February 23

Free Museum Day

LEARN — Enjoy a full, fun day at the High Desert Museum — free of charge!

High Desert Museum | Free

highdesertmuseum.org

March 1

With Your Child: Danish Aebelskivers

BAKE — Learn to make Danish Aebelskivers — traditional pancakes shaped like spheres — with your child, ages 6 and up.

Bend Senior Center | $59-$70.80

bendparksandrec.org

March 7

Tiny Explorers: Frozen Gem Hunt

OUTSIDE — New parents, kick start a healthy life enjoying the outdoors and get your little ones outside in nature. The program is geared for new families with infants and toddlers, from birth to 3 years old.

Pine Nursery Park | Free

childrensforestco.org

March 8

Mariachi Sol de Mexico

MUSIC— Founded in 1981, the platinum selling band, Sol de México, have broken countless barriers in mariachi music, including becoming the first mariachi ensemble to be nominated for a Grammy. Bring the family to enjoy this traveling cultural icon that symbolizes extraordinary musicianship enjoyed by all.

Tower Theatre | $32, $42, $52

towertheatre.org

March 9

Kids' Adventure Days

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ADVENTURE — Kids will enjoy sledding, skating, adapted biking, bowling, arts and crafts and games. Suitable for ages 6-13, all abilities.

Harmon Park Hobby Hut | $35-$42

bendparksandrec.org

March 14

Tiny Explorers: Tricky Leprechaun

OUTSIDE — New parents, kick start a healthy life enjoying the outdoors and get your little ones outside in nature. The program is geared for new families with infants and toddlers, from birth to 3 years old.

Phil's Trailhead | Free

childrensforestco.org

March 16

Puddle Stompers: Wildlife is Everywhere

PLAY — Uncover facts about animals through imaginative play, exploration, songs and stories with the Children's Forest of Central Oregon and Wildheart Nature School. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Rockridge Park | Free

childrensforestco.org

March 17

St. Patrick's Day 5K Dash

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FUN RUN — The 8th Annual Mt. Bachelor Rotary Club St. Patrick's Day Dash is a family-friendly 5K run in Bend, benefitting the Family Access Network, a nonprofit that offers assistance, possibility and hope to Central Oregon families in need.

Deschutes Brewery Warehouse | Prices vary

bendstpatsdash.com

March 21

Tiny Explorers: Giant Birds Nest

OUTSIDE — New parents, kick start a healthy life enjoying the outdoors and get your little ones outside in nature. The program is geared for new families with infants and toddlers, from birth to 3 years old.

Sawyer Park | Free

childrensforestco.org

March 28

Tiny Explorers: Ribbon Play

OUTSIDE — New parents, kick start a healthy life enjoying the outdoors and get your little ones outside in nature. The program is geared for new families with infants and toddlers, from birth to 3 years old.

Hillside Park | Free

childrensforestco.org

Spring Break Camps

Plan ahead! When school's out, kid's just wanna have fun! Check out these websites for spring break camps and make sure your child has a memorable week off.

High Desert Museum

highdesertmuseum.org

Bend Park and Recreation

bendparksandrec.org

Wildheart Nature School

wildheartnatureschool.com

Central Oregon Gymnastics Academy

cogymnastics.com

OOA Gymnastics

ooagymnastics.com

Athletic Club of Bend

athleticclubofbend.com

Bend Science Station

bendsciencestation.com

M&B Family Farms Horseback Riding

horsebackridingbend.com

Diane's Riding Place

bendhorseride.com

Base Camp Studio

basecampstudio.org

Cascade School of Music

cascadeschoolofmusic.org

Tula Movement Arts

tulamovementarts.com

ART dog Studio

artdogbend.com

Bring the whole family to the Old Mill Feb.15-17 for Oregon Winterfest.


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