Join MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

Kickoff meeting is 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4

MOPS or Mothers of Preschoolers invite you to its kickoff meeting at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 at Community Bible Church.

The following sessions will be at 9:15 a.m. the first and third Wednesday of the month.

The program is intended to encourage, educate, and inspire mothers of children, ages 0-5, through mentoring and fun activities.

We have childcare classes for children, ages 0 – middle school.

Breakfast is provided.

Please RSVP or direct questions to Cathy Olson (415-816-1652) or Cari Welch (503-349-7339)

Community Harvest & Resource Fair

4 – 6 pm | Wednesday, October 4

The West is Burning

Presented by Discover Your Forest and

Upper Deschutes River Communities

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm | Thursday, October 5

RSVP here – the event is free:

Faith & Blue

1 – 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8 at Community Bible Church


Sip & Paint

4 – 6 pm | Thursday, October 12

Bonnie Junell has been teaching her realistic impressionist style using water soluble oil paints for 10 years. “My goal is for those attending the classes to have fun and learn the skills to become a painter.”

Painting is a great way to release tension and show your creative side. Mix painting, friends, and drinks for a memorable evening. If you are looking for a creative way to celebrate a special occasion or create an event, Sip & Paint has you covered. No experience needed / all supplies included. Complimentary wine/beverage and chocolates!

Sip & Paint classes are held monthly at Artists’ Gallery Sunriver Village.

Paulina Creek Preserve Open House

1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14

Paulina Creek Preserve invites you to its Open House on Saturday, Oct. 14. Pop in anytime between 1 to 4 p.m. join one of our guided tours of the preserve and pick up some free milkweed and pollinator plants. RSVPs are helpful, but not required.

Locals’ Weekend at Artists Gallery

4 – 7pm | Friday, October 13 &

10am – 6pm | Saturday, October 14

“Know Stars” in October with Deschutes Public Library

A “ring of fire” will pass through the sky on Oct. 14 making for a partial solar eclipse in our region. Stargazers can learn about the eclipse as Deschutes Public Library delves into “Know Stars” this October. Discuss the scale, age and content of the universe and explore the cosmos at the Hopservatory. Lend your voice to favorite sing-alongs from the ‘60s onwards. Take part in star-based creative writing exercises and get crafty with a simple embroidery kit. Attend an eclipse watch party and go interplanetary for a show among the stars for kids with the SunriverNature Center and Observatory. All programs are free and open to the public. Programs marked with an asterisk (*) require registration.

Constellation Embroidery*

Are your eyes on the stars and your head in the clouds for the upcoming annular solar eclipse? Channel that energy into making a simple embroidered project using guidance from Creativebug and supplies from the library. This program is intended for tweens and teens ages 9-14. Registration recommended to ensure supplies are available.

·        Wednesday, Oct. 4 • 3:30 p.m. • East Bend Library | 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend

·        Tuesday, Oct. 10 • 4:30 p.m. • Downtown Bend Library | 601 NW Wall Street, Bend

Cooking with a Community Star at Arome*

Meet a local star from the Redmond City Council. Councilor Clifford Evelyn and Alex Shultz, retail manager at Arome, work side-by-side to prepare a seasonable meal and create some smiles in the process. Registration required.

·        Wednesday, Oct. 4 • 5:30 p.m. • Arome | 432 SW 6th Street, Redmond


The Sun, the Moon, and Eclipses—Oh My!

Observe awesome astronomical photos from the Hubble telescope and Pine Mountain Observatory, and hear about our celestial neighbors, the moon and the sun, and how they’ll interact during the upcoming eclipse.

·        Wednesday, Oct. 4 • 6 p.m.  • Downtown Bend Library | 601 NW Wall Street, Bend

·        Thursday, Oct. 5 • 1 p.m.  • Sisters Firehouse Community Hall | 301 S Elm Street, Sisters

Planetarium Exploration at High Desert Music Hall*

Join the Sunriver Nature Center and Observatory for an interpreter-led tour of the solar system in their inflatable planetarium. Explore the constellations and then blast off and learn about the planets of our solar system. Registration required. Intended for children ages 7+ and their caregiver.

·        Thursday, Oct. 12 • 11 a.m. • High Desert Music Hall | 818 SW Forest Avenue, Redmond

Eclipse Watch Party

Enjoy the annular solar eclipse on the La Pine Library’s lawn. The eclipse will start at 8:05 a.m., where the edge of the sun remains visible as a bright ring around the moon. Limited, free solar viewing glasses will be available at this event on a first-come, first-served basis.

·        Saturday, Oct. 14 • 8 a.m. • La Pine Library | 16425 1st Street, La Pine

Our Place Amongst the Stars

The universe is a vast place, filled with an amazing variety of objects. Travel to the edge of the universe with local astrophysicist Ronald Polidan to discuss its scale, age and contents.

·        Saturday, Oct. 14 • 3 p.m. • Sisters Firehouse Community Hall | 301 S Elm Street, Sisters

·        Sunday, Oct. 15 • 3 p.m. • Downtown Bend Library | 601 NW Wall Street, Bend


A View of the Cosmos at the Worthy Brewing Hopservatory*

Explore the cosmos with knowledgeable docents at the Hopservatory. Splendor at the stars through the eyepiece of a 16-inch research-grade telescope to discover distant galaxies, planets, nebulae, star clusters, and more. Registration required.

·        Monday, Oct. 16 • 7 p.m. • Worthy Brewing Hopservatory | 495 NE Bellevue Drive, Bend

·        Monday, Oct. 16 • 8 p.m. • Worthy Brewing Hopservatory | 495 NE Bellevue Drive, Bend

Sensational Songs from the Past

Tap your toes to timeless tunes spanning the 1960s to present day. The Song Collectors perform a wide variety of musical genres using an array of instruments guaranteed to make you want to sign your heart out with them.

·        Tuesday, Oct. 24 • noon. • 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.

8th Annual Trunk-Or-Treat

5:30 – 7:30pm | October 31


Fungi Fest and Mushroom Show

10am – 3pm | Saturday, October 7, 2023

The Fungi Fest & Mushroom Show features a keynote lecture, mushroom foraging field trips and other programs are held in the weeks leading up to the main event.

Hunger Prevention Fund

All Day | Wednesday, October 11


Annular Solar Eclipse in Sunriver

Saturday, October 14, 2023

An annular solar eclipse happens when the Moon is at a unique distance from Earth and covers the Sun’s center but leaves the outer edges of the Sun visible, forming a “ring of fire” around the Moon! Follow the Sunriver Area Chamber of Commerce on its social media or subscribe to its newsletter for event information.

Donate a Can of Food for Eclipse Glasses!

Sunriver Resort’s Fall Festival 

October 14-15, 2023

Sunriver Resort invites you to celebrate the season’s beauty at its Fall Festival. Enjoy family-friendly fun and festivities including a pumpkin patch, hay maze and games.

Artist’s Gallery Sunriver Locals’ Weekend

Friday and Saturday, October 13-14

Locals and visitors are invited to celebrate Locals’ Weekend, where the Artists’ Gallery partners with local restaurants to provide tasty treats. Activities include art raffle, food bank collection, music and art demonstrations.

Sunriver Saturday Market

10 am – 2 pm | Saturday, October 14

near SHARC basketball court

Follow the Sunriver Saturday Market on Facebook at Sunriver Saturday Market to learn who will be participating!

Sunriver Chamber Events – October 2023

Bingo at Village Bar & Grill

6:30 pm | October 10 & 24


Make Plans to Watch the Annular Solar Eclipse

The morning of Saturday, Oct. 14

An annular solar eclipse is happening on Saturday, Oct. 14 and Sunriver is in the viewing path. The eclipse begins around 8 a.m., with totality around 9:14 a.m. 

Viewing stations will be at the SHARC, Sunriver Resort’s Backyard, The Village at Sunriver and SunriverNature Center. 

Bring your blanket or chair and listen to a brief presentation by a member of the Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory about how to view the eclipse, take photographs and its significance. The eclipse will be finished around 10 a.m. 

Make plans to attend the Fall Fest at Sunriver Resort, The SunriverSaturday Market at SHARC, Locals’ Weekend at The Village of Sunriverand the Artists’ Gallery or explore everything Sunriver has to offer. 

Follow the Sunriver Area Chamber of Commerce on Facebook and Instagram for updates on the weekend’s events.


Flu Clinic

10 am – 12 pm | Tuesday, October 10

Sunriver You’s Fall Class: Bridge for Beginners

3 – 4:30 pm | Oct. 4, 11, 18, and 25

It’s a Catch 22: you want to learn to play bridge in a group, but bridge groups are for experienced players. Here’s a chance to learn the basic rules, etiquette, strategies and vocabulary of this challenging card game. Topics covered in this 6-week session include hand-valuation, bidding, trick-taking, and scoring. Hands-on experience will give you confidence to participate in Sunriver area bridge groups. This is a 6-week series, each class building on the last, so please try to attend every class for continuity.

Click for additional information and to register for the class.


Sip Sip Soiree

4-6 pm | October 15, 2023

Harvest Festival at the Village Sunriver

2 – 5 pm | Saturday, October 28

Pirate Adventure

5 – 8 pm | Friday October 27, 2023

Trunk or Treat 2023

5 – 8 pm | Tuesday, October 31

Experience the indoor, pirate attraction! Located at the Frontier Heritage Park / Community Center.