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Newberry Event Brings Arts & Music to La Pine Area

Read more: Newberry Event Brings Arts & Music to La Pine AreaHosted by DiamondStone Guest Lodges across from the Newberry National Monument’s road to Paulina Lake, the Newberry Event is a three-day country fair with a wide variety of music, artists and craft vendors. There will be 20-30 musicians performing folk, bluegrass, rock, reggae, jazz and even a piano soloist July 25-27.


The goals of the Newberry Music and Art Festival Fundraiser are to raise research funds for the Oregon Chapter Multiple Sclerosis Society, and to promote Southern Deschutes County highlighting art and music. South Deschutes County is a recreation paradise and this event invites people to discover why La Pine is a hidden treasure that is becoming known as a beautiful location for music festivals.


This second annual event was well received last August, reported as “something really special, a broad variety of musicians and styles playing back to back short sets of folk, jazz, rock, reggae and jazz. The Newberry Event set a new standard with high fidelity sound by Sonic Solutions.


Genres have expanded further, with Louis Landon Pianist for Peace. Headliner surprises are Craig Chaquico, Jefferson Starship’s lead guitarist, now solo, and Rose’s Pawn Shop, an L.A. Americana band. Creative performances from Vagabond Opera, and ‘UHane Hawaii Hula Dancers break up the music. American folk icons Brewer & Shipley (the One Toke Over the Line Boys) and Portland’s Terry Robb blues master return. Pigs on the Wing Pink Floyd tribute band will be great, accompanied by La Pine’s Laser Zone light show.


Food vendors and food trucks will be present at the event and will be serving gourmet tacos, brick oven pizza, kettlecorn and more. The Lions club offers pancake breakfasts each morning. La Pine’s Frontier Days and Worthy Brewing are the main sponsors.


Contact: Gloria or Doug Watt, DiamondStone Guest Lodges, 541-536-6263,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Civil War Reenactment to Invade Metolius

by JEFF SPRY Cascade A&E Feature Writer


The Civil War invades the Metolius when the Blue and the Grey face off on May 17-18 as the Northwest Civil War Council holds a colorful military reenactment in Camp Sherman.

During the encampment exercises, expect the thunder of antique blackpowder muskets and cannon fire as the historic group educates and entertains visitors on the lifestyles of heroic civilians and soldiers of the 19th century.

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The House on Metolius resort will serve as headquarters for this series of staged skirmishes and battles using an inspired cast of infantry, cavalry and artillery personnel.

Admission includes medical demonstrations, music, food, dances and opportunities to inspect and handle vintage firearms of the era. It’s a fun authentic experience for the entire family, with period correct details that will deepen anyone’s understanding of The War Between The States.

Founded in the early ‘80s, the Northwest Civil War Council, a non-profit, living history organization, is over 1,000 members strong. It seeks to teach the public about the American Civil War and provide a competitive arena for other reenactment groups around the country at a full calendar of regional and national events, including this year’s 150th anniversary of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania.

Their exciting Camp Sherman Civil War jamboree charges into Central Oregon on Saturday and Sunday, May 17-18 from 9am-5pm. Cost for this first-year event is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors/ students and kids six and under are free. For directions and a complete schedule of weekend events go to www.nwcwc.org or call 866-904-6165.

Summer Lake Hot Springs A Gem in the Oregon Outback

by LINDA GALLOWAY Cascade AE FeatureWriter

Take a journey into the rustic Oregon outback country. Within two hours you can be in the rugged countryside, where you will find Summer Lake Hot Springs, petroglyphs, caves, fishing, hiking and much more.

Summer Lake Hot Springs with an elevation of 4,200 feet is located in Paisley and sits on 145 acres with 21 RV hookups, two houses and four cabins, two of which are brand new structures. The property has been owned and operated by Duane Graham since 1997. It boasts four natural hot springs. The bath house is covered and has showers and dressing rooms. Just outside the bath house are two rock bathing pools, which have a peaceful view of the lake.