Sunriver Resort’s Food & Wine Festival

Feb. 1 to 29, 2024

Make plans to attend the second annual Sunriver Resort Food & Wine Festival, taking place Feb. 1 – 29, 2024.

The month-long gastronomic celebration will showcase the region’s rich farming and food heritage, along with Executive Chef Josh Hedrick’s unique culinary vision, which emphasizes ingredients from the natural surroundings of Central Oregon and draws inspiration from family campfire gatherings on the frontiers of Oregon’s high desert.

Open to all, from hotel guests to visitors and locals, the festival will offer a wide array of tasting events, cooking classes, live music, and more, plus feature regional vintners, artisans, farmers, local craft spirits and beers from around Central Oregon and across the Pacific Northwest.

Last chance to reserve tickets for

Valentine’s Day Dinner & Dance

RSVP by Thursday, Feb. 1

5 – 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024

Sunriver Resort Great Hall

Sponsored by Sunriver Resort and featuring an energetic jazz combo fronted by tenor saxophonist Cliff Colón, here’s your opportunity for a fun night out for Valentine’s Day in the iconic Great Hall at Sunriver Resort.

All seats are reserved, and tickets ($130 per person) include a hosted happy hour, multi-course dinner, and full concert. Kick up your heels on the dance floor or tap your toe from the comfort of your table. This event usually sells out, so get your tickets today!

Click here to reserve your tickets.

Vertfest at Mt. Bachelor

8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4

Plein air exhibit, reception

at Nancy McGrath Green Gallery

Now to April 1 at Sunriver Christian Fellowship

Valentine’s Dinner & Dance Concert

5 – 8:30pm | February 14, 2024

Sunriver Great Hall 

Sponsored by Sunriver Resort and featuring an energetic jazz combo fronted by tenor saxophonist Cliff Colón, here’s your opportunity for a fun night out in the iconic Great Hall at Sunriver Resort. All seats are reserved and tickets ($130 per person) include a hosted happy hour, multi-course dinner, and full concert. Kick up your heels on the dance floor or tap your toe from the comfort of your table. This event usually sells out, so get your tickets today.

Wondering what to do for your Valentine or with a group of friends? Come to the Sunriver Resort Great Hall on Wednesday February 14 for a gourmet dinner and quality concert experience all in one!

Tickets at

MENU specially crafted for this event by the Sunriver Resort Chefs:

-First Course-
Halibut ceviche with avocado, peppers, pineapple, red onion, tomato, dill and lemon poached halibut served with house made tortilla chips (GF/request no halibut for vegan)

-Second Course-
Oregon mixed green salad with fresh strawberries, pickled asparagus, feta cheese, candied hazelnuts served with a pink peppercorn white balsamic vinaigrette. (GF/Vegan)

-Third Course-
Chicken Option: herb-seared bone-in Statler chicken, fried roasted garlic mashed potato, roasted wild mushrooms and steamed asparagus with rosemary pan sauce.
Seafood Option: Mango Shrimp scampi served over coconut white sticky rice, roasted Napa cabbage, cherry tomatoes and grilled focaccia with lime-honey reduction.
Vegetarian Option: Roasted red pepper ravioli with rosemary cream sauce, garlic butter broccolini and crispy cauliflower
Vegan/Gluten Free Option: Stuffed acorn squash with quinoa, spinach, onions, dried cherries, pine nuts, pomegranate reduction

-Fourth Course-
White and dark chocolate dipped strawberries with peppermint chocolate sauce, berry whip cream and rainbow sugar glass.

Sip and Sail Event

4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15 at SHARC

Where is your next adventure? If you are planning a river cruise, plan on attending a free event to learn about where to go, specials and more.



11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 at Sunriver Brewing Taproom

Besides being a Scrabble word worth 25 points, what is a “zwickel?” Better yet, what is “Zwickelmania?”

Discover the answers to those questions by visiting Sunriver Brewing’s Taproom from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17. There will be brewery tours, guided tastings, an introduction to the brewer and zwickel samples. The Taproom is located at 56840 Venture Lane, Sunriver, OR 97707

Click General 1 — Oregon Brewers Guild ( for additional information and perhaps the answers to what a zwickel is.

Sunriver You Classes in February

Sunriver You classes offer a variety of learning options. All classes require registration through As registration closes 24 hours prior to the class start time, sign up before the 24-hour deadline.

Tech Forum: Managing Spam and Avoiding Scams

Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024, 3-4:30 p.m. at SHARC.

Presented by SROA IT Director Rebecca Maloney and current SROA Board President and SSD Treasurer Gerhard Beenen.

More people are losing more money to online scams than ever. Retired individuals, like many Sunriver residents, are a prime target. The techniques and sophistication of online scammers are getting bolder and more difficult to detect. In this course you will learn how to recognize online scammers and steps to take to prevent becoming one of their victims. This program is ideal for anyone looking to enhance their digital security and protect themselves against online scams.

Gerhard Beenen, current SROA Board President and SSD Treasurer, has over 30-years of experience in the technology (electronics/semiconductors) industry. Gerhard has personally managed IT professionals and maintained IT networks. As a hobbyist, he has developed both web-based and iPhone applications that access public and private databases. He has read extensively about network security, spam/scams approaches, and the financial impact of electronic communication scams on senior citizens.

Rebecca Maloney, Director of Information Technology at SROA, brings over 25 years of IT experience with a strong focus on cybersecurity. Her dedication to this field has led to significant advancements in organizational cybersecurity measures. Rebecca’s role involves not just overseeing advanced IT systems but integrating robust cybersecurity practices throughout. Her skills also cover corporate technical growth and enhancing organizational flexibility. 

Beginning Bridge Follow-on (4-week series)

Wednesdays, Feb. 7, 14, 21, and 28, 4-5:30 p.m. at SHARC.

Presented by Ken Arnold.

Are you a beginning bridge player? Did you take the Beginning Bridge class at Sunriver You? If so, this class is for you. We will cover the basic bridge bidding conventions, but mostly, you will have time to practice. Come and play in a setting where you can interrupt the play and ask questions about how to bid or play your hand.

Ken Arnold has been playing bridge for over 50 years. He started after college by playing with friends around the kitchen table. He enjoys the social aspects of the game along with the mental challenge. He and his wife currently run the Party Bridge and the Duplicate Bridge Club that meets weekly in SHARC. He helped with the Beginning Bridge class and saw the need to continue where that class left off.

Know Puzzles” in February with

Deschutes Public Library

Decode a month’s worth of head-scratching mysteries. Uncover myths and misconceptions from a forensic scientist and puzzle together your own fused glass artwork. Join a guided tour to explore a local cave and take the mystery out of DIY sourdough. Kids can create a PVC pipe fort, stretch their minds and bodies with family yoga, and explore fun new board games. All programs are free and open to the public. Programs marked with an asterisk (*) require registration.

Puzzling Out the Past

To love archaeology is to love puzzles. Join us in exploring the topic of petroglyphs and pictographs, the ancient images found on rocks, with the Archaeological Society of Central Oregon.

·        Monday, Feb. 5 • 11 a.m.  • Becky Johnson Community Center | 412 SW 8th Street, Redmond

Lava Tube Cave Tour with Wanderlust Tours*

Join a guided tour to explore the maze of a local cave. Renowned naturalist guides highlight sweet bits of these cool caverns among a ponderosa pine-studded backdrop. Registration required.

·        Tuesday, Feb. 6 • 9 a.m.  • Meeting location in Bend

·        Wednesday, Feb. 21 • 7 p.m.  • Meeting location in Bend

Family Yoga Workshop

Connect with your child through songs, sign language, movement, and breath. This class includes a full-body warm up, partner yoga, calming touch exercises, and resting time. Intended for children ages 0-5 and their caregiver.

·        Tuesday, Feb. 13 • 9:30 a.m. • Sisters Library | 110 N Cedar Street, Bend

·        Thursday, Feb. 22 • 9:30 a.m. • High Desert Music Hall | 818 SW Forest Avenue, Redmond

Tie-Dye Patterns*

Explore the basics of tie-dye patterns to produce a t-shirt that will delight the eye. Registration required.

·        Thursday, Feb. 15 • 1 p.m. • Sisters Library | 110 N Cedar Street, Bend

·        Monday, Feb. 26 • 3 p.m. • Downtown Bend Library | 601 NW Wall Street, Bend


Family Game Night with Modern Games

Our friends from Modern Games provide a selection of their favorite games with staff support to help you discover your next favorite game. Intended for school-age children and their caregiver.

·        Wednesday, Feb. 21 • 6 p.m. • Downtown Bend Library | 601 NW Wall Street, Bend

·        Thursday, Feb. 22 • 6 p.m. • High Desert Music Hall | 818 SW Forest Avenue, Redmond

Puzzle Swap

Bring your gently used puzzles in the original box and take home new-to-you puzzles. Attendees are also welcome to take puzzles even if they don’t have one to swap.

·        Saturday, Feb. 24 • 9 a.m. • Downtown Bend Library | 601 NW Wall Street, Bend

Sourdough Bread Starter Class at Arome*

Puzzled by sourdough? Explore the history of sourdough and attend a live demonstration on how to make a starter from scratch that you can take and bake at home. Registration required.

Sunriver Brewing Co. K9 Keg Pull

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, February 3, 2024

The K9 Keg Pull in The Village at Sunriver features dogs of all sizes and shapes racing down a snowy runway, pulling an empty keg in a quest to be the fastest dog and raise funds for charity

Snowshoe event with Sunriver Hikers

Friday, Feb. 2

Explore Edison Butte Sno Park by snowshoeing. The Edison trails wind over and around a rugged lava flow and ancient Ponderosa trees and offer a beautiful and unique area to snowshoe. The short loop is 2.5 miles with about 250′ elevation, and adding the out and back to the warming hut would add 0.8 mile and another 150′ of elevation.

What: Guided snowshoe hike on the Edison Butte short loop.

When: Friday, Feb. 2

Meet at 9:30am at the north end of the Holy Trinity parking lot for carpooling, or about 10:00am at the Sno Park. We’ll be back around 12:30pm.

Bring: Winter clothing (layers), snowshoes, poles (with winter baskets), Water/snack, Sno Park permit (drivers). Please check out this link for information on the Winter Ten Essentials to bring along on any outdoor trip.

Sign Up: Contact Dick Kennish, text or email:, 503-799-1430

Sip, Snack and Smack at M.M. Home Co.

5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9 in La Pine

Find thoughtful and festive gifts for Valentine’s Day and other occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries or weddings. Look for items to decorate your home too. The store is located at 51470 US-97 Suite 5A in La Pine.

Valentine’s Dinner & Dance

Saturday, Feb. 10 at La Pine Activity Center

Art is the Voice of the Heart

 4 – 6 p.m. Second Saturday, Feb. 10

The Great Exchange

Trade Canned Food Items for Chocolate

Monday, Feb. 12 to Wednesday, Feb. 14

To benefit Care & Share, the local food pantry

Care and Share is low on canned food items and needs the community’s assistance to refill its pantry. 

First Interstate Bank and the Sunriver Area Chamber of Commerce invite you to donate canned food items in exchange for chocolate and a chance to win gift cards or items from the Artists’ Gallery, First Interstate Bank, Houser House Creations, Marcello’s, Muddy Hut Pet Store, Sunriver Brewing Company, Sunriver Area Chamber of Commerce and Village Bar and Grill. 

Donate items from 9 am to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12 and Tuesday, Feb. 13 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14. 

The drawing will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 14.

Items needed are canned foods including vegetables, fruits, soups, tomato sauce; pasta, rice, beans, peanut butter, and healthy snacks like applesauce or granola bars. 

Please no glass jars. 

Please email if you have any questions. Here’s to working together to make a difference in our community. 

2024 Central Oregon A Cappella Festival

Feb. 24 at Sunriver Resort and Feb. 24 with Wanderlust Tours

The Tower Theatre Foundation announced its 2024 Central Oregon A Cappella Festival is Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 24-25, 2024. The festival will move to a new destination this year, the Homestead Ballroom at Sunriver Resort. On Saturday, attendees can participate in a masterclass workshop, “A Cappella Singalongs and Improvisation,” led by

“Pitch Perfect” and “Sing Off” producer Deke Sharon from 2-3:30 pm. The 11-member a cappella ensemble Voctave will perform live in concert at 7:30 pm. On Sunday, Wanderlust Tours will offer an optional “Art in Nature” snowshoe tour featuring a bonfire and concert by Bend Camarata.

“We are so excited to host this year’s A Cappella Festival at Sunriver Resort, offering a unique opportunity for A Cappella enthusiasts, music lovers, and aspiring vocalists to be part of this extraordinary experience. Join us for an event that promises to be a celebration of vocal artistry, guided by Deke Sharon and brought to life by the enchanting voices of Voctave!” said the Tower’s Director of Education Dani Wyeth.

The annual two-day festival was reimagined for 2024 with a new collaboration between the Tower Theatre Foundation, Sunriver Music Festival and Wanderlust Tours. Tickets are sold separately for each day of the festival. Purchase tickets for Saturday’s event at and Sunday snowshoe tour tickets may be purchased at

Annual State of South Deschutes County Breakfast

7 – 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024 | SHARC


Economic update from Deschutes County Commissioners, SLED Executive Patricia Lucas and more! $25 per person. Please RSVP to the Sunriver Chamber at or the La Pine Chamber at

Flights at Sunriver Resort Lodge

Feb. 2024

Join local breweries in the Main Lodge for craft beer samplings from local breweries. Local brewery schedule below.

Every Friday in February from 4 to 6 p.m.

Feb. 2 – Deschutes Brewery

Feb. 9 – Goodlife Brewing

Feb. 16 – Cascade Lakes

Feb. 23 – Sunriver Brewing

Click here for additional information.

What’s happening at the High Desert Museum

Free Day: The High Desert Museum’s next free day –

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24.

These days are made possible by the support from MidOregon Credit Union.

Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center, Timber Culture, opening at the High Desert tells the story of Maxville—a segregated logging town that boomed in Oregon’s Wallowa County during the 1920s and 1930s. The exhibition’s historical images document the lives of the town’s 400 residents and explore stories of race, labor and leisure. Both candid and documentary, the exhibition provides a glimpse into an essential part of Oregon’s history. This exhibition also includes objects from the High Desert Museum’s collection.

Wolves – The photography of Ronan Donavan: This National Geographic exhibit explores the relationship between humans and wolves, dispelling the misconceptions that drive human – wildlife conflict. Now Thru Feb. 11, 2024.

Endangered in the High Desert – It’s been 50 years since Congress passed the Endangered Species Act, a law that aims to protect vulnerable species from extinction. Visit the Museum’s new exhibit to explore the past, present and future of the regions endangered species. Now thru July 7.

Andy Warhol’s Endangered Species – Andy Warhol’s Endangered Species brings together 25 works from the pop art icon in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act. Now thru April 7.

For more information go to

La Pine Park & Recreation Programs 

 Feb. 2024

Leap Year Bingo 

Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024