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Central Oregon Weekend Planner – Jan. 10-12, 2020

Central Oregon Weekend Planner

Central Oregon Weekend Planner – Jan. 10-12, 2020.

Here is our Central Oregon weekend planner, created each week to showcase events throughout Central Oregon!


Friday, Jan. 10

Moonlight Dine & Ski @ Mount Bachelor

  • FRIFriday, January 10 is the first full moon of 2020: The Shining Wolf Moon. Join us for Mt. Bachelor’s Moonlight Dine & Ski on this unique evening! Watch the sunset and moonrise over the Cascade Range, followed by a gourmet three-course dinner and an escorted ski down from Pine Marten Lodge on a freshly groomed run beneath the moonlight. Limited to 96 guests and $75 per person, everything is included in the price: the three-course meal, two complimentary beverages, and gratuity.

Rick Silva Western Fronts Gallery Opening @ Liberty Arts Collaborative


Saturday, Jan. 11

James O’Neil in “Clarence Darrow” @ Tower Theatre

  • SATWe’re proud to present David Rintels’ trailblazing one-person play Clarence Darrow,” starring Los Angeles actor/producer/writer James O’Neil, who happens to be a cousin of Mr. Darrow…just three-times removed! The production of “Clarence Darrow” at the Tower will be supplemented by several educational events, provided by the Tower’s LessonPLAN initiative to benefit regional high school students and teachers. There will also be a post-show panel featuring local and regional lawmakers discussing the play, Darrow’s life and times, and the lasting effect of his cases on the judicial system.

Multi-Talented: Comedy & Talent Showcase @ Silver Moon Brewing

  • SATSome of your favorite Central Oregon Comics are showing off their skills. You’ll laugh at their jokes and cheer their talent! We’ve got music, dancing, Rubik’s cube solving, and live knitting! A portion of every ticket sold will go to the Central Oregon Youth Symphony. Everyone deserves to live their rockstar dreams and we are excited to help them get started! Featuring: Cody Parr, Johnny Alfredo, Cole Robeson, and Cody Michael. Hosted by Katy Ipock.

2nd Saturday Artists Reception @ Artists’ Gallery Sunriver

  • SATArtists’ Gallery Sunriver invites you to join us on Saturday, January 11th from 4 to 6 pm. Our monthly 2nd Saturday is an opportunity to meet the gallery’s 30 local Central Oregon artists and enjoy food, wine, beer, and fun. This month we are featuring wildlife photographer Carolyn Waissman of Sunriver. Carolyn will be at the event with a wide selection of her photographs featuring wildlife from Central Oregon all the way to Africa. Come and meet Carolyn and talk story!

Thorn Hollow String Band @ The High Desert Museum

Saturday Storytime @ Roudabout Books

  • SAT“How Do You See The World” by Banni Bunting. Imagine your kids learning about the power of mindfulness and loving every minute of it. This is a fun and engaging book that helps start the conversation with your child about awareness, the changing nature of emotions, and the power of choice. This book is great for at home or in a classroom as a wonderful resource to help incorporate mindfulness in your child’s or students’ daily lives.



Friday Night Music Series @ Hoodoo

Paulina Lake Lodge & Cabins

  • Fri-Sun (Winter) Experience the magic of Paulina Lake in winter! The lodge restaurant and cabins open for winter on Dec. 20th – YAY! Snowmobile, snowshoe or take the snow cat up to the lodge for their prime rib dinner! Be sure to make a reservation!!

Snowshoe With A Ranger @ Mt. Bachelor

  • Weekends through March 29thJoin a naturalist on a snowshoe tour at Mt. Bachelor! Learn about alpine environments and the natural features of the Cascade Range. Wear snow boots and warm winter clothing. Snowshoes will be provided. No previous experience is required. Snowshoe tours are FREE, however, donations to support tours and other Discover Your Forest programs are greatly appreciated. Tour size is limited, so first come first served. Minimum age is 8 years old. Advanced reservations required for parties of 6 or more.

Trails & Treats @ Brasada Ranch

  • Each Saturday this winterWe’re not sure what the treat is, the homemade Brasada s’mores and hot chocolate or the horseback ride to Spirit Rock. No matter your preference, join Brasada Trails every Saturday from 1pm – 3pm this winter for trail rides to Spirit Rock where you’ll roast s’mores over the open fire pit and sip hot cocoa while enjoying the breathtaking views as far as the eye can see.

Holiday Light Show @ Sunriver Resort

  • Through Jan. 24 – Grab a Hot Toddy or Hot Cocoa at The Lodge and join us in the Back Yard for our NEW Holiday Light Show, happening 3 times every evening. Enjoy your favorite holiday songs as thousands of lights dance to the beat. Shows will be between 15 and 20 minutes long and will rotate through a selection of songs with a mix of kids and adult favorites.

Tubing Hill @ the Sunriver Homeowners Aquatics & Recreation Center (SHARC)

BendBroadBand’s Jazz At The Oxford

Live Music

  • ONGOING – The Volcanic Theatre and Pub hosts live music that’ll move you. Check their calendar for live theatre and movies as well!

A Starry Night At The Observatory

  • ONGOING – Come to the Oregon Observatory at Sunriver at night and view a guided constellation tour with experts.


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For a more comprehensive list of local events, check out the event calendars maintained by following:
The Source Weekly | Hack Bend | My Central Oregon | Visit Central Oregon | Visit Bend

The local chambers of commerce maintain event calendars as well:
Bend | La Pine | Madras | Prineville | Redmond | Sisters |

As do some of the larger resorts:
Black Butte Ranch (see “Event Calendar” @ top of page) | Brasada Ranch | Pronghorn | Sunriver

For events elsewhere in Oregon, head to Travel Oregon’s Event Calendar.


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Mitch Darby

I am a real estate broker, architect (both licensed in the State of Oregon), and life-long Oregonian. If you are looking to buy or sell, I can help! I have Northwest Knowledge and am proud to be associated with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Real Estate's Forever Brand!

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