Plein air exhibit, reception at Nancy McGrath Green Gallery

Jan. 7 to April 1 at Sunriver Christian Fellowship

Artists’ reception 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14

Hear & Now Concert

Saturday, January 20, 2024 at 2 PM
Sunriver Christian Fellowship
18139 Cottonwood Rd., Sunriver

“Creating a place with music”

Ryan Zwahlen, flute and oboe
Gary Ruppert, piano

Free, donations gratefully accepted

All proceeds benefit Sunriver Music Festival’s Steinway Piano Fund
Compositions by Florence Price, Maurice Ravel and more grace this program with abundant opportunities for creative listening and musical imagery.
In the performers’ words:
“Listening to music is a creative process in which each listener constructs their own meaning from a musical experience. This program will help guide you, as a listener, in developing multiple options for what each piece might mean. What do you hear now, in this place, that creates meaning for you?”

High Desert Musuem presents “Timber Culture”

New exhibit opens Saturday, Jan. 13

Discover the traveling exhibition curated by the Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center, Timber Culture, opening at the High Desert Museum on Saturday, Jan. 13!

Timber Culture 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.

Exhibition Opening: Timber Culture

Saturday, Jan. 13

10 am – 4 pm

FREE with Museum admission

Dog Forum

3:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19 at SHARC

Prohibition Party

6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19 at High Desert Musuem

Don’t be a dew dropper! Put some concealer under those peepers, make like a swell and put on the Ritz. It’s almost Prohibition Party time!

Scurry on down to the High Desert Museum on Friday, Jan. 19 for 1920s-era music, signature cocktails, beer, wine, and more at our speakeasies hidden around the High Desert Museum. This party is sure to be the cat’s pajamas!

Space is limited—get your tickets today at the link below! The Prohibition Party is a 21+ event.

Prohibition Party

6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19

Café open 6-8:30pm

$20, Members receive 20% discount

Click here for tickets.


Marcello’s Wine Pairing Dinner featuring

Riboli Family Wine

7PM | Wednesday, Jan. 24

Marcello’s invites you to attend its Riboli Family Wine Dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 24.  

This dinner will feature wine from the Riboli Family portfolio, both Italian and Californian. Marcello’s will theme with its cuisine courses, comparing and contrasting Italy and California.


  • Riva de la Rosa Gavi – Paired with a zuppa di pesce (seafood stew)
  • San Simeon Monterey Chardonnay – Paired with a flatbread of brie, walnut, pear, arugula and balsamic glaze.
  • Rivetti Nebbiolo – Paired with a forest mushroom risotto.
  • San Simeon Paso Cabernet Sauvignon – Paired with flanken beef short ribs in a peppercorn, brandy-cream sauce. Accompanied by roasted rainbow carrots.
  • Cuvage Brut Rose – Paired with IDA’S Champagne Cupcake

Cost for the dinner is $110 per person. This includes all food, wine and gratuity.

*This wine pairing dinner requires reservations. 

*Reservations can be made @

*Dinner starts at 6 p.m.

*A pre- dinner tasting of other wine from the portfolio will be held from 4:30 to 5:45. The tasting does not require reservations and is open to the public (21 and over only for the tasting and the dinner).

Don’t miss out on reserving your spot for this dinner! The next wine pairing dinner will not be until March. Happy New Year!

Flights at Sunriver Resort Lodge

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

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

Jan. 19 – Cascade Lakes

Jan. 26 – Crux

Feb. 2 – Deschutes Brewery

Feb. 9 – Goodlife Brewing

Feb. 16 – Cascade Lakes

Feb. 23 – Sunriver Brewing

Click here for additional information.

Family Story Times at SHARC

The Sunriver Library invites you to attend Family Story Time, an interactive story time with books, songs and rhymes designed to support early literacy skill development, social emotional awareness and family engagement. The story time is 25 minutes and for children up to 5 years old. The SHARC is located at 57250 Overlook Rd. in Sunriver.

The times and dates are:

  • 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday Jan. 24
  • 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday Jan. 31

The Jugulars at Whiskey River

7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26 in the Sunriver Business Park

Karaoke at Wetlands Taphouse

on Thursday nights in La Pine

Sunriver You Classes in January

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.

• SROA Forum: Long-Range Strategic Plan

Thursday, Jan. 11 at 4-5:30 p.m. via Zoom. Presenter: SROA Assistant General Manager Keith Kessaris.

SROA Long-Range Strategic Plan Task Force has held three meetings to discuss long term goals for Sunriver. The task force has been looking ahead to where Sunriver should or might be in 10 years and how to get there. 

• Tips for an Eco-Friendly Kitchen

Thursday, Jan. 18 at 2-4 p.m. at SHARC. Presenter: Lynne Haroun.

Whether you’re concerned about climate change, sustainability or the impact of inflation on your food budget, this class is for you. Learn how making small changes in the foods we eat, the amount of food we waste, and the tools we use in our kitchen to store and prepare food can have a big impact on the environment and our wallets.

• Travel Forum: South African Safari

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 4-5:30 p.m. at SHARC. Presenters: Kathy and John Vogel, Nancy Pietroski, Helen and Ron Heeren.

Kathy and John Vogel will present a whirlwind fall 2023 round-the-world trip that included a South African safari, a Mauritian beach vacation, a weeklong glamping hike along the west coast of Australia, and a sojourn at a subtropical paradise just two hours from Sydney. They’ll share what worked, what didn’t and tips for each destination.

The forum will also include two shorter presentations. Travel pharmacist Nancy Pietroski will answer the question “When should I see a travel medicine specialist before my trip?” She’ll cover types of travel and travel medicine professionals, resources and risks for which medicines or vaccines are needed. Ron and Helen Heeren will discuss how to decide if RVing is right for you, things to consider, and what they have learned about RV travel. Plan to stay afterward for socializing and sharing travel stories; BYOB, if desired. John and Kathy will have homemade Aussie pies and South African samosas to share.

The Vogels are experienced travelers who enjoy destinations off the beaten path. Pietroski is a travel pharmacist who is enthusiastic about sharing her knowledge so that her clients can travel with confidence. The Heerens have enjoyed their 2021 Airstream for a few years and are ready to share what they’ve learned.

Artists’ Gallery Second Saturday Reception

4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13 in The Village at Sunriver


Learn about Glass Art

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13

If you have considered taking a glass arts class, stop the La Pine Senior Activity Center, 16450 Victory Way, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13 to learn more about the craft. The event is free and open to the public.

Snowshoe and Stars at

Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory

4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20

The Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory invites you to explore the twilight wonder of wintertime in Sunriveron a snowshoeing adventure in search of animal tracks and crepuscular critters. We will take a short hike around the lake and towards the Deschutes river in search of our nighttime residents. As the sun sets, we will turn our attention to the wonders of the winter sky with a constellation tour. Snowshoes provided upon request, however, please bring your own waterproof/winter hiking boots with you.

“Know Stories” in January with

Deschutes Public Library

Ring in the new year with powerful and diverse human experiences as we delve into “Know Stories” this January. All programs are free and open to the public. Programs marked with an asterisk (*) require registration. Click on the underlined date to go to the website.

Tribal/Shared History: Reflection & Storytelling

Laurie Danzuka shares tribal history, impacts on public education, engaging with tribal students/families, and indigenous ways of living. She grew up, raised her family, and currently lives on the Warm Springs Reservation.

·        Wednesday, Jan. 10 • 11 a.m. • East Bend Library | 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend

·        Wednesday, Jan. 17 • 11 a.m. • Becky Johnson Community Center | 412 SW 8th Street, Redmond

·        Wednesday, Jan. 24 • 11 a.m. • Sisters Firehouse | 301 S Elm Street, Sisters

Travel Journaling Workshop*

The best memories of your vacation are not the things you bought or even the photos you took but the artwork in your sketchbook. Learn to record your travels by sketching your experience with Lee Kellogg.

·        Saturday, Jan. 14 • 3:30 p.m. • Downtown Bend Library | 601 NW Wall Street, Bend

Joy Ride Author Kristen Jokinen

You don’t have to be a cyclist to be inspired by the stories of kindness shared along this two year, 18,000 mile bicycle adventure. Local author Kristen Jokinen discusses her memoir Joy Ride: A Bike Odyssey from Alaska to Argentina.

·        Wednesday, Jan. 10 • 5:30 p.m. • Downtown Bend Library | 601 NW Wall Street, Bend

Korean Bibimbap at Arome*

Explore the Korean dish that inspired Bee-bim Bop! by Linda Sue Park. Intended for youth ages six & up and their caregiver. Registration required.

·        Thursday, Jan. 11 • 5:30 p.m. • Arome | 432 SW 6th Street, Redmond

Fiddler on the Roof at Cascades Theatrical Company

Enjoy the award-winning tale of Tevye the Dairyman and his family’s struggles in a changing Russia. A true musical theatre tradition. First come, first served. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

·        Thursday, Jan. 11 • 5:30 p.m. • Cascades Theatrical Company | 148 NW Greenwood Avenue, Bend

Trivia on the Moon at Silver Moon Brewing

Join fellow bibliophiles for six exciting rounds of literary-themed questions and the chance to win some great prizes. Trivia on the Moon is regularly voted one of Bend’s best trivia nights.

·        Tuesday, January 16 • 6 p.m. • Silver Moon Brewing | 24 NW Greenwood Avenue, Bend

Addressing Sex Trafficking in Our Community

This presentation, hosted by the anti-trafficking project, covers the dynamics of sex trafficking, including what risk factors and vulnerabilities are seen most often in victims.

·        Wednesday, Jan. 17 • 5:30 p.m. • East Bend Library | 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend

Stories in the Garden at The Environmental Center*

Enjoy a story time and explore the wonders of gardening by getting your hands dirty at The Environmental Center. Intended for kindergarten aged children and younger and their caregiver. Registration required.

·        Friday, Jan. 19 • 10:30 a.m. • The Environmental Center | 16 NW Kansas Avenue, Bend

Al Mal Tiempo un Buen Cuento*

El invierno es la estación perfecta para escribir. Participe en un taller de escritura creativa que se inspirará en nuestras experiencias personales, partiendo de la premisa que todos y todas tenemos una historia que contar.

·        Saturday, Jan. 20 • 1:00 a.m. • Latino Community Association | 636 NW Cedar Ave, Redmond

Tall Annie: A Life in Two Genders

Hear the story of Anne Graham, a local author and former Redmond City Councilor, who lived the first 46 years of her life in a male role, hiding a life-long sense of being in the wrong gender.

·         Sunday, Jan. 21 • 3 p.m. • Downtown Bend Library | 601 NW Wall Street, Bend

Family Game Day 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.

·        Sunday, Jan. 28 • 11 a.m. • Downtown Bend Library | 601 NW Wall Street, Bend

For more information about these programs, please visit the library website at www.deschuteslibrary.orgPeople with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz Goodrich at or 541-312-1032.


What’s Happening at

La Pine Park & Recreation in January