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YOUR BEND, OREGON ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK STARTS HERE – JUNE 17

June 17
Oregon Senior Games Begin 
8:00 pm
Various locations around Bend

Its official! The 2nd annual Oregon Senior Games (ages 50+) is happening in beautiful Central Oregon June 17-21, 2015. Details on each sporting event have been announced at www.oregonseniorgames.com. The games are an amazing opportunity for baby boomers to compete in a variety of sports with like-minded individuals in a fun, athletic and social atmosphere. Last year, over 500 athletes congregated in Bend to compete in 16 sporting events, many of which participated in multiple sports.The 2015 Oregon Senior Games will include 16 different sports, including swimming, shuffleboard, golf (at Broken Top and Brasada Ranch), pickleball, cycling, track & field, and more!

June 18
Fermentation Celebration
4:00pm
Old Mill District
Powerhouse Drive, Bend
541.318.5457

The Fermentation Celebration is a nod to our amazing craft beer industry in Central Oregon. Not only do our 29 local breweries have a tremendous economic impact on the community, but they produce some of the best craft beer and cider in the world. To enjoy the event, purchase a pint glass and tickets, and meander through all 29 beer stations located throughout Powerhouse Drive in the Old Mill District (immediately across the river from the Les Schwab Amphitheater). At each station you choose to visit, you can purchase a 4 ounce taste (1 taste = 1 ticket). Full pint pours from Deschutes Brewery will be available in Center Plaza.

June 19
The Bite of Bend Opening Night
5:00pm
Minnesota Avenue, Downtown Bend

The Bite of Bend is a three day food party on the streets of downtown Bend! With a little bit for everyone, you can expect delicious food, the Bite of Bend Beer Run, Bite week, and the Little Hopper run for kids! The festival and entertainment is free to the public; however, food and libations will be for sale.

http://www.thebiteofbend.com/

June 20

4 Peaks Music Festival
10:00am
Rockin’ A Ranch
19449 Tumalo Reservoir Rd
Bend, OR 97701

HUGE lineup of performers including: The Pitchfork Revolution, Dirty Revival, The Motet, Poor Mans Whiskey, Down North, and many more…
www.4peaksmusic.com

June 21

Broken Down Guitars
2:30pm
Les Schwab Amphitheater

The first of the BMC Free Summer Concert Series at Les Schwab Amphitheater. Broken Down Guitars is a six piece band with roots in blues, folk and classic rock with a jam sensibility. They play an eclectic mix of fun, danceable music that is ever evolving and changing. Their music is filled with profound vocals and passionately inspired instrumentals to penetrate your human spirit. Click HERE for more information.

June 22
Prep to Plate: Cooking with Beer
7:00pm
Cascade Culinary Institute
2555 NW Campus Village Way
Bend, OR 97701

Chef Emma Reynolds and Registered Dietitian RanDee Anshutz teach this hands-on, fun, and informative class. In addition to sipping, we’ll use beer as a key ingredient in our dishes. We’ll also discuss the unique nutrition and health properties of Central Oregon’s favorite libation. Presented by St. Charles Nutritional Services. Must be 21+ years of age. Register Here.

June 23

Plein Air Paintout
8:00am
Smith Rock State Park

Celebrating the creativity of the human spirit and the spectacular beauty of Central Oregon’s Smith Rock, the third annual Smith Rock Plein Air Paint Out is set for June 20th.  The public is invited to watch as artists from across the Pacific Northwest participate in a timed plein air painting competition followed by a juried exhibition at the Redmond Municipal Airport/Roberts Field.

www.smithrockpaintout.com

June 24

Bend Farmers Market
3:00 pm
Downtown – Brooks Street Alley-Way, Bend
541-408-4998

The Market occurs once a week downtown in the Brooks Street Alley-way behind the Tower Theater. The Market also takes place on Fridays, from 2pm to 6pm, June 19th thru August 21st, at Mountain View High School north parking lot. The high school is located at 2755 NE 27th St. We continue to reach out to the community as the first farmers market in Oregon to launch a Farm to School program. www.bendfarmersmarket.com/contact-us

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