May 10 Tue
Natural History Pub @ McMenamins Old St. Francis School
7:00 pm

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Biologists from OSU-Cascades and the High Desert Museum will present a program on a mulit-year experiment testing whether raptors help ravens to access meat and whether ravens help raptors to find carcasses. Matt Orr, assistant professor of biology at OSU-Cascades and Jon Nelson, curator of wildlife at the High Desert Museum, will present this pub.

Food and beverage sales in Father Luke’s Room help support this popular lecture series.  Seating is limited, and reservations are recommended.

Talks begin at 7pm, doors open at 5:30pm.

 

May 13 Fri
Moonlight & Starlight Snowshoe Tours @ Wanderlust Tours
7:00 pm

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Discover the Cascades under the bright moonlight reflecting off of the white snow, and look for signs of  animals in their nocturnal wonderland! Wanderlust Tours runs monthly moonlight snowshoe trips for the few nights surrounding each full moon from November to April.

Exploring with Wanderlust Tours’ renowned naturalist snowshoe guides, tour participants will get away from the light of the city, learn about the constellations, watch for shooting stars and listen for the hush of the nighttime forest of the Cascades.

 

May 20 Fri
Crown City String Quartet & Friends @ Tower Theatre
7:30 pm

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Crown City String Quartet’s performances have been praised as “sublime” and “simply moving and spectacular”. Based in the Crown City’ Pasadena, California, the group is regularly featured at a number of chamber music series in Southern California and the Pacific Northwest. This season they will be joined by a few special guests to perform the Brahms String Sextet.

May 28 Sat
Lava Tube Cave Tours @ Wanderlust Tours
9:00 am

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These large, cool lava tube caves are fun and fascinating for the whole family.  Outfitted with helmets and headlamps, our guides will help you discover secret rooms, great cave history and what lives and grows in the caves. Tours depart daily at 9:00am and 1:30pm.

 

 

Brasada Ranchfest @ Range Lawn
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Join us for a local farm, ranch and artisan festival to kick off the summer season at The Ranch. Over a dozen local vendors will be on hand sharing local foods, products and services. This family-friendly event will include lawn games and face painting for kids, and live music on the Range patio. Sample a range of local flavors, available to taste, and take home your favorites. Artists from around Crook County will also be in attendance. Additional food and drink available for purchase. This is event is complimentary and open to the public.

Interested vendors please call Tisha Kelly, 541-323-6013.

 

Jun 5 Sun
Lava Tube Cave Tours @ Wanderlust Tours
9:00 am

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These large, cool lava tube caves are fun and fascinating for the whole family.  Outfitted with helmets and headlamps, our guides will help you discover secret rooms, great cave history and what lives and grows in the caves. Tours depart daily at 9:00am and 1:30pm.

 

 

Jun 10 Fri
Via Lactea: An Opera in Two Acts @ Tower Theatre
7:30 pm

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Based on Ellen Waterston’ verse novel Vía Láctea: A Woman of a Certain Age Walks the Camino, and inspired by her own pilgrimage, the opera is being created and produced by a creative collaborative Central Oregon team, made up entirely of Oregonians. It will have its world premiere on the stage of Bend, Oregon’s historic Tower Theatre June 10-12, 2016. In addition, as part of the production’s commitment to education, opera students from the Northwest will have the unique opportunity to interpret previously unsung roles in workshops held prior to the premiere

Jul 3 Sun
Lava Tube Cave Tours @ Wanderlust Tours
9:00 am

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These large, cool lava tube caves are fun and fascinating for the whole family.  Outfitted with helmets and headlamps, our guides will help you discover secret rooms, great cave history and what lives and grows in the caves. Tours depart daily at 9:00am and 1:30pm.

 

 

Jul 14 Thu
Feast From The Fire – The Ben Rice Duo @ Range Restaurant & Bar Lawn
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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During the summer, join us Thursdays from 6:00pm to 8:00pm as Chef Ryan and his team prepare a weekly bbq featuring ranch-raised meats cooked over the outdoor spit fire pit and paired with specialty beers from local breweries. Bring the family out to enjoy the feast, live music and lawn games. This event is open to the public. Music goes until 9:00pm

Jul 15 Fri
Ukulele University 5 @ Cascades Academy
9:00 am

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Presenters include Craig Chee, Sarah Maisel, Aaron and Nicole Keum, Jim D’Ville, Ben Bonham, The Refreshments, Rhan Wilson, Rick Zeek, Pipa Pinon, Jeff Stevens and more. Complete information can be found at www.ukeu.info after December 15. Tickets go on sale January 5, 2016.

 

Jul 21 Thu
Feast from the Fire – Bigfoot Mojo @ Range Restaurant & Bar Lawn
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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During the summer, join us Thursdays from 6:00pm to 8:00pm as Chef Ryan and his team prepare a weekly bbq featuring ranch-raised meats cooked over the outdoor spit fire pit and paired with specialty beers from local breweries. Bring the family out to enjoy the feast, live music and lawn games. This event is open to the public. Music goes until 9:00pm

Jul 28 Thu
Feast From The Fire – Joshua Esterline @ Range Restaurant & Bar Lawn
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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During the summer, join us Thursdays from 6:00pm to 8:00pm as Chef Ryan and his team prepare a weekly bbq featuring ranch-raised meats cooked over the outdoor spit fire pit and paired with specialty beers from local breweries. Bring the family out to enjoy the feast, live music and lawn games. This event is open to the public. Music goes until 9:00pm

Aug 4 Thu
Feast From The Fire – The Moon Mountain Ramblers @ Range Restaurant & Bar Lawn
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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During the summer, join us Thursdays from 6:00pm to 8:00pm as Chef Ryan and his team prepare a weekly bbq featuring ranch-raised meats cooked over the outdoor spit fire pit and paired with specialty beers from local breweries. Bring the family out to enjoy the feast, live music and lawn games. This event is open to the public. Music goes until 9:00pm

Aug 6 Sat
Ghost Tree @ Pronghorn
4:00 pm

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The main attraction of the weekend, Dinner on the Range, featuring 16 of Central Oregon’s finest chefs, hand-crafted beer, a variety of wines and spirit tastings, specialty desserts and more. In addition, we will welcome a live band to the Ghost Tree Invitational stage.

  • 4pm Gates will open and the silent auction will begin as well
  • 5pm Dinner service will begin
  • 6:15pm GOLF AWARDS and Major Announcements
  • 6:45pm Band takes the stage
Aug 11 Thu
Feast From The Fire – Justin Lavik @ Range Restaurant & Bar Lawn
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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During the summer, join us Thursdays from 6:00pm to 8:00pm as Chef Ryan and his team prepare a weekly bbq featuring ranch-raised meats cooked over the outdoor spit fire pit and paired with specialty beers from local breweries. Bring the family out to enjoy the feast, live music and lawn games. This event is open to the public. Music goes until 9:00pm

Aug 14 Sun
Lava Tube Cave Tours @ Wanderlust Tours
9:00 am

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These large, cool lava tube caves are fun and fascinating for the whole family.  Outfitted with helmets and headlamps, our guides will help you discover secret rooms, great cave history and what lives and grows in the caves. Tours depart daily at 9:00am and 1:30pm.

 

 

Aug 18 Thu
Feast From The Fire – Lisa Mann & Her Really Good Band @ Range Restaurant & Bar Lawn
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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During the summer, join us Thursdays from 6:00pm to 8:00pm as Chef Ryan and his team prepare a weekly bbq featuring ranch-raised meats cooked over the outdoor spit fire pit and paired with specialty beers from local breweries. Bring the family out to enjoy the feast, live music and lawn games. This event is open to the public. Music goes until 9:00pm

Aug 25 Thu
Feast From The Fire – The Junebugs @ Range Restaurant & Bar Lawn
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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During the summer, join us Thursdays from 6:00pm to 8:00pm as Chef Ryan and his team prepare a weekly bbq featuring ranch-raised meats cooked over the outdoor spit fire pit and paired with specialty beers from local breweries. Bring the family out to enjoy the feast, live music and lawn games. This event is open to the public. Music goes until 9:00pm

Sep 18 Sun
Lava Tube Cave Tours @ Wanderlust Tours
9:00 am

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These large, cool lava tube caves are fun and fascinating for the whole family.  Outfitted with helmets and headlamps, our guides will help you discover secret rooms, great cave history and what lives and grows in the caves. Tours depart daily at 9:00am and 1:30pm.

 

 

Oct 23 Sun
Lava Tube Cave Tours @ Wanderlust Tours
9:00 am

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These large, cool lava tube caves are fun and fascinating for the whole family.  Outfitted with helmets and headlamps, our guides will help you discover secret rooms, great cave history and what lives and grows in the caves. Tours depart daily at 9:00am and 1:30pm.

 

 

Nov 13 Sun
Lava Tube Cave Tours @ Wanderlust Tours
9:00 am

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These large, cool lava tube caves are fun and fascinating for the whole family.  Outfitted with helmets and headlamps, our guides will help you discover secret rooms, great cave history and what lives and grows in the caves. Tours depart daily at 9:00am and 1:30pm.

 

 

Dec 4 Sun
Lava Tube Cave Tours @ Wanderlust Tours
9:00 am

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These large, cool lava tube caves are fun and fascinating for the whole family.  Outfitted with helmets and headlamps, our guides will help you discover secret rooms, great cave history and what lives and grows in the caves. Tours depart daily at 9:00am and 1:30pm.