(Photo | Courtesy of Sisters Folk Festival) Sisters Folk Festival (SFF) is excited to announce a new session of winter classes and workshops, all designed to take place virtually for both adults and youth during COVID-19. Registration is now open for multi-week songwriting and performance classes, instrumental music and engineering workshops and three separate Sisters…

(Photo | Courtesy of The Environmental Center) Introducing a new experience featuring two weekends of spectacular films from the comfort of home!  Check out Mountainfilm’s inspiring program from wherever you are, at a time that works best for you! This year, we’re offering two great programs for you to enjoy. Each program will be available…

(Photo | Courtesy of Deschutes Public Library) Author! Author! Kicks Off on January 15 Through eight remarkable seasons, the Deschutes Public Library Foundation’s Author! Author! literary series introduced dozens of bestselling authors to Central Oregon for thought-provoking presentations and memorable discussions. The Foundation builds on this successful history in its ninth season with a new…

(Photo by fotografierende from Pexels) The High Desert Museum is now accepting submissions for the 2021 Waterston Desert Writing Prize. The Prize honors literary nonfiction that illustrates artistic excellence, sensitivity to place and desert literacy with the desert as both subject and setting. Emerging, mid-career and established nonfiction writers are invited to apply. To learn…

(Photo | Courtesy of Brooks Resources Corporation) Brooks Resources Corporation’s annual wall calendar features a view of South Sister over the spectacular Sparks Lake. Captured by local photographer Christian Heeb, the beautiful scene illustrates the beauty of the Central Oregon region. The much-anticipated free calendar, which features a new iconic scene each year, has graced…

The Sunriver Music Festival has some exciting December events happening. HOLIDAY CHEERS WINE SALE With so many cancelled concerts and events this year, we are overstocked on wine. Know what that means? Central Oregon friends, you can stock up on gifts while supporting the Festival! Visit sunrivermusic.org/wine to see the options for sweet gift packages…

(Photo | Courtesy of Old Mill District) Bend’s iconic Les Schwab Amphitheater is undergoing renovations to enhance accessibility for all guests, attract more talent and performers and continue to provide economic benefits for the Central Oregon region. Phase I of construction began Monday, December 14, and is expected to conclude in June 2021 in advance…