Art Meets Wine in the High Desert

May 4, 2024 – Live Wine Tastings

“Join for an unforgettable experience at Art Meets Wine in the High Desert on May 4 at the SHARC in Sunriver! Get ready to indulge in tastings from carefully selected wineries representing different varieties and regions of Oregon, Washington, and California.

This all-inclusive event will not only offer exquisite wine from 10-12 wineries but also art, music, and delicious food. Plus, you’ll have the chance to participate in an online auction, raffles, and explore the exciting wine wall.  All this for just $75!”

Mark your calendars for May 4.

Art Meets Wine in the High Desert benefits the philanthropy program of the Sunriver Women’s Club (SRWC).

Ladies’ Spring Tea

2 p.m Saturday, May 18 at Community Bible Church

Events Hosted by the Sunriver Library

May 2024

Family Story Time at the SHARC – Interactive story time with books, songs and rhymes. 0-5 yrs.

Join us at SHARC for stories, songs, and rhymes designed to support early literacy skill development, social emotional awareness and family engagement. 25 minutes.

10:30 am on Wednesdays, May 8 and May 15 at the SHARC, 57250 Overlook Rd, Sunriver. There are not story times on May 22 and May 29.

All Deschutes Public Libraries closed Thursday, May 9 and Monday, May 27

“What I Know About Myself” Collage at Three Rivers School (Youth Program) — Create a collage with different mediums that explains what you know about yourself.

This workshop is inspired by the poem “What I Know About Penny Rooney” from the 2024 youth Novel Idea selection No Matter the Distance. Familiarity with the book is not required! This is a public program and will be held for all youth in the Sunriver area.

2:45 – 3:45 pm on Monday, May 13 at the Three Rivers School Library, 56900 Enterprise Dr, Sunriver

Create a Customized Gratitude Journal at DHHR Clubhouse (Adult Program) — Create a gratitude journal using notebooks, art papers, stamps, and inks! A gratitude journal is a tool to record what you are thankful for throughout your day and/or life. In addition to creating front and back covers, you can build front and back inside pockets to store the provided gratitude prompts and the provided bookmark of encouraging words – come and release your inner artist!

11 am – 12:30 pm on Friday, May 24 at DRRH Neighbors’ Clubhouse, 17200 Milky Way Rd, Bend

Sunriver Music Festival’s “Play On!”

Pickleball Tournament: May 31 – June 1

Community Spaghetti Feed

Sunday, May 19 at Sunriver Christian Fellowship

Annual North American Pond Skimming Championship

Sunday, May 26 at Mt. Bachelor

After a pow-filled winter and spring, it’s time to give the season a proper send-off and skim into summer with the return of Mt. Bachelor’s annual North American Pond Skimming Championships!

Join the excitement and fun on Sunday, May 26 for the final day of Mt. Bachelor’s 2023/24 season to take your last run of the season in style across the epic 100-foot long pond and for your shot to win a Winter 2024/25 Mt. Bachelor Full Season Pass!

Click Pond Skimming Contest for additional information.

A Night with the Girls: A Golden Girls Parody

Reserve your Tickets Now!

7 p.m. May 31

at The Door Three Rivers, 56885 Enterprise Dr. 

2024 Concert Series at

The Wetlands Taphouse 

Sunriver You Classes

May 2024

Registration is open for Sunriver You classes for May and June. All classes require preregistration at To view a recording of the Sunriver Long Range Plan Forum, visit

Sunriver‘s Best Hikes

4 – 5:30 pm Tuesday, May 21 at SHARC.

Presented by Dan Hilburn

Sunriver is a paradise for hikers and walkers. There are dozens of trails nearby, many of them with spectacular views and interesting features. Some are accessible from Sunriver’s bike paths and don’t even require getting in your car! This class will introduce you to several river loops, the Deschutes River Trail, Blackrock Trail, Roundabout Trail, Ann’s Butte, and many more within an hour’s drive of Sunriver.

Dan Hilburn has been exploring Central Oregon’s hiking trails since retiring to Sunriver six years ago. He began leading group hikes in college and continues to offer guided hikes through the Sunriver Hiking Club.

Memorial Day Weekend Concerts at

Wetlands Taphouse in La Pine

Legend Cider’s La Pie Bake Off

Lemon Meringue Pie Contest at 2:30 p.m. May 26

Author Craig Johnson visits Sunriver

5 p.m. Friday, May 31

Author Craig Johnson will read from his latest book in his “Walt Longmire” series on Friday, May 31.

Tickets are required to attend the event.

Contact Deon or Zach to pre-purchase “First Frost” for a ticket to attend at or visit Sunriver Books in The Village at Sunriver.

“Fiesta!!” the La Pine Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet

Saturday, May 4

– $50 per person; tickets will be available starting February 1. For more information and to sponsor contact Ann at

Bingo at Village Bar & Grill

6:30 p.m. Monday, May 6 & 20 

To benefit the Rotary Club of Sunriver-La Pine

RendezVan at Mt. Bachelor

May 2 to May 5

Author Craig Johnson visits Sunriver

5 pm Friday, May 31

Author Craig Johnson will read from his latest book in his “Walt Longmire” series on Friday, May 31.

Tickets are required to attend the event.

Contact Deon or Zach to pre-purchase “First Frost” for a ticket to attend at or stop by Sunriver Books in The Village at Sunriver.

First Interstate Bank presents Financial Education

Thursday. May 16, 2024

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

May is for Mothers Day at the Artists’ Gallery Sunriver

4 – 6 p.m May 11


Discover Vibrant Traditions with the High Desert Museum’s Indigenous Artist Panel

Begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15

Discover the diverse talents and perspectives of three Indigenous artists during an enriching evening at the High Desert Museum on Wednesday, May 15!

The High Desert Museum’s Indigenous Artist Panel will bring together the vibrant voices of Kelli D. Palmer (Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs), Jacy Sohappy (Cayuse/Nez Perce/Yakama), and Dr. Michelle Jack (sqilxʷ/syilx, Okanagan descent).

Meet the artists

Kelli D. Palmer (Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs) is dedicated to preserving and revitalizing traditional Indigenous arts like cornhusk basketry, beadwork and regalia making. In Indigenous cultures, regalia refers to highly symbolic ceremonial clothing.

Jacy Sohappy (Cayuse/Nez Perce/Yakama) preserves her culture and identity through traditional and contemporary sewing, beadwork and painting.

Dr. Michelle Jack (sqilxʷ/syilx) reimagines and repurposes tools and materials in her printmaking, photography, sculpture, film and more – a technique the sqilxʷ /syilx (Okanagan) people have utilized for centuries. 

Event information

Attendees can look forward to learning how these celebrated artists preserve their cultural heritage while pushing the boundaries of contemporary art across various mediums. From ancestral techniques to modern expressions, this thought-provoking discussion promises insights into the rich tapestry of Indigenous artistry across the High Desert region.

Doors open at 6 pm, with the program starting at 6:30 pm. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with culture and creativity. Save your seat today!

Indigenous Artist Panel

Wednesday, May 15

Doors open at 6 p.m., program begins at 6:30 p.m.

$5, members receive 20% discount

Space is limited.

La Pine Rodeo Poster Reveal Party

Saturday, May 18 at Wetlands Taphouse in La Pine

Mad Science Family Program Saturdays

10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 25

The Sunriver Nature Center and Observatory invites you to unleash your inner Mad Scientist while your family experiments with fun and messy chemistry. See if you can inflate balloons using chemical reactions, experience the chaos of making slime and lava lamps, break Newton’s laws of viscosity with Oobleck. This crazy chemistry is fun for all ages, but all groups require at least one participating adult.

Pre-registration is required, and capacity is limited. For more information and to check out our other events

Memorial Day Weekend and Summer Concerts at

Sunriver Resort’s Backyard

Kids Day in May

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 25 in The Village at Sunriver

Women’s Safety Class

10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 25 at Sunriver Resort

Understanding Your Homeowner’s Insurance

5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 29 at La Pine Activity Center