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Earth Day Celebrations for All Earth Dwellers

Earth Day Celebrations for All Earth Dwellers

The Environmental Center offers a week packed with film screenings, gardening and more
The Environmental Center's annual Earth Day Fair & Parade is once again canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions, but that has not slowed all plans. Instead of its traditional event, the local nonprofit has planned several smaller events throughout the entire week.

Five Buttes, One Day, All Four Seasons

Two adventurers tackle the Big Butte Challenge
Cascade Relays kicked off a new event in late March, encouraging locals and visitors alike to take on five of the biggest buttes in Central Oregon. Runners, walkers and hikers are answering the call to get some miles and elevation under their belts.

New Community Center Now Open in Bend

Larkspur Center open with pool, fitness, Senior Center
Bendites have a new place to work out indoors, with the opening of the long-awaited Larkspur Community Center: Home of the Bend Senior Center. Bend Park and Recreation District held a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 2, and the Center officially opened April 5.

FootZone Offering Virtual Training Group for Runners

New and returning runners can benefit from the community and support
By now, most of us are pros at adapting to the changes that COVID has left in its wake, and our local FootZone is no different. For those who are excited about the many races that are being offered this year, training is crucial to safe and PR-busting runs.

Outdoor Lovers, Join Together Against Climate Change

Protect Our Winters latest challenge will help you crush goals and take action
From reduced snowpack, disappearing glaciers and raging wildfires, you don't have to look far to see the ongoing effects of climate change in our region. For those who love to spend time in the great outdoors and hope to keep doing so, there are actions we can take to preserve the lifestyle we love.

Get Out There, Get Moving, Do Good

Keep the Outdoors Accessible with Oregon Adaptive Sports 4th Annual Ski For All
Looking for a little challenge to get up and moving this spring? Oregon Adaptive Sports is keeping its annual Ski For All fundraising campaign alive with a 24-day challenge for the entire community.

Sunriver Resort's Getaway Giveaway is still going strong.

Plus a cosmic experience awaits visitors at the Sunriver Nature Center
Know somebody who went above and beyond during a crisis in the last year? Sunriver Resort's "For the Love" campaign, is looking for community heroes who deserve a well-earned break.

Hit the Trail Running with Bend Trail Race Series

Registration opens this week for the annual trail running event
It's no secret that Central Oregon is packed with outdoor adventure and activities. From downhill freestyle skiing, bouldering at Smith Rock and hiking some of the most impressive mountains around, locals and visitors alike are sure to get their heart racing.

Find Your Peace and Some Freedom at Mt. Bachelor's Peace Park

An opening celebration for freestyle lovers, plus the Green Tire Giveaway returns
Winter finally made its way to Central Oregon and Mt. Bachelor is celebrating the snowfall with the opening of the Woodward Peace Park, perfect for those looking to freestyle on skis or learn some new tricks on a board. The Peace Park was founded in 2011 as a collaboration between Woodward and U.S. Olympic Snowboard athlete Danny Davis.

Bring the Adventure into Your Home

Mountainfilm on Tour's annual fundraising event goes virtual for two weekends of inspirational films
Let's soak up some filmed action shots, stunning scenery and moving personal stories from around the world.

Tighten Your Laces! In-Person Racing Returns

The 2021 Salmon Run kicks off the season this spring
Itching to get outside and moving after a long season of staying home and staying safe? Racing season is just around the corner.


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Earth Day Sunset Hike up Bessie Butte!

Earth Day Sunset Hike up Bessie Butte! - Bessie Butte Trailhead

Thu., April 22, 7:30 p.m.
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