All events are subject to change based on new state and county COVID mandates released on Wednesday.
Cascades Academy Education Series — How to Have Conversations About Race with Young Children: Grounded in personal stories and current research, this workshop offers concrete strategies, resources, and an opportunity for questions and discussion; noon-1:15 p.m.; registration required; online; go.evvnt.com/714870-1 or 541-382-0699.
Intuitive Life Coaching: Discover exactly what is blocking you from feeling peace, happiness, and satisfaction in your life and relationships.; 3-5 p.m.; registration required; online; eventbrite.com
December Local Art Showcase: Each week local artists will set up a mini-market selling their art and handmade items; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; The Commons Cafe and Taproom, 875 NW Brooks St., Bend; go.evvnt.com/715471-0
Empowering Families Luncheon: The virtual luncheon will feature keynote speaker Yara Santos talking about her immigrant journey and how she realized her dream to own her own business, Yara’s Cake Shop in Madras; 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.; $10; online; go.evvnt.com/714858-1 or 541-382-4366.
Life Enrichment: This webinar explores the importance of engaging older adults in personalized interests and opportunities to learn and grow as a person; 1-4 p.m.; online; go.evvnt.com/714111-0
Night in Ghana Auction and Concert: A benefit art auction (eBay seller tag @voltarevival) and concert that supports Volta Revival’s anti-child trafficking program; 3 p.m. through Dec. 13; online; go.evvnt.com/714197-0 or 541-419-4363.
CORK Thursday Run: A 3- to 5-mile group run around the Old Mill District. Limited to 25 people, runners must maintain social distance; 6-7 p.m.; Spoken Moto, 310 SW Industrial Way, Bend; go.evvnt.com/713746-0
High Desert Museum Annual Meeting and Member Appreciation Night: Executive Director Dana Whitelaw, Ph.D., will talk about what’s next for the Museum, and staff will share festive, family-oriented activities; 6:30-7:30 p.m.; registration required; online; go.evvnt.com/709360-1 or 541-382-4754.
Seed to Table Silent Auction — Closing Dinner, Music and Conversations: The virtual auction will close with a virtual dinner, tiny concert and discussion on fresh food and farm-based education for all; 6:35-8 p.m.; online; go.evvnt.com/715478-0 or 541-203-0152.
League of Women Voters — How are Immigration Laws Impacting Central Oregonians?: Micaela Guthrie, JD and Callie Killebrew, JD, founders of Bend Immigration Group, will discuss how changes in immigration law have impacted immigrants to Central Oregon; 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.; online; go.evvnt.com/715492-0
Desert Dream Holiday Bazaar: Featuring fresh hand-tied wreaths, crafts, candles and more; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Desert Dream Gardens, 61295 Obernolte Road, Bend; go.evvnt.com/689690-0 or 541-382-9061.
La Pine Christmas Bazaar: The annual bazaar features locally made gift and home items and more; 12-7 p.m.; La Pine Community Center, 16405 First St., La Pine; go.evvnt.com/715450-0 or 541-536-8410.
Santa in the Old Mill District: The jolly old elf will be picking up letters left in the special mailboxes in the shopping area. All letters with return addresses will get a response from the North Pole; 1-2 p.m.; Old Mill District, 450 SW Powerhouse Drive, Bend; go.evvnt.com/715533-0 or 541-312-0131.
Grimes Christmas Scene: The 83-year tradition continues with thousands of Christmas scenic ornaments on display. Limited to 10 people per viewing room, masks are required. Donations accepted; 5-8 p.m.; Crook County Fairgrounds, 1280 Main St., Prineville; go.evvnt.com/708306-0 or 541-480-2456.
Winter JAM Fundraiser Livestream Celebration: The Sisters Folk Festival is hosting an online auction fundraiser and will feature a special virtual concert with outlooks on future plans and a look inside the organization; 6-7:30 p.m.; online; go.evvnt.com/715507-0 or 541-549-4979.
Zoom Author Event — ‘PLACED: An Encyclopedia of Central Oregon, Vol. 1’: Editors and local writers Ellen Santasiero and Irene Cooper will discuss their new guide book; 6-7 p.m.; online; go.evvnt.com/709238-0 or 541-306-6564.
‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’: The Chevy Chase starring Christmas classic will be screened. Subject to change based on state and county COVID mandates; 7-9 p.m.; $20; Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend; go.evvnt.com/715424-1 or 541-317-0700.
Crafty Ladies Holiday Sale: An assortment of holiday and gift items, including ornaments, decor, jewelry, barbecue rubs and more. The event also will include a food drive for nonperishable items; 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Madras Paint & Glass, 1076 U.S. Highway 97, Madras; go.evvnt.com/701818-0 or 541-815-9214.
CORK Saturday Long Run: A group 5-10 mile run. Limited to 25 participants. Social distancing required while running; 9-11 a.m.; Thump Roastery, 549 NW. York Drive, Bend; go.evvnt.com/705687-0
Outdoor Wester Christmas: The outdoor market will feature locally made pottery, jewelry and art and include music and fire pits; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Pottery By Mitch, 17192 Jordan Road, Sisters; go.evvnt.com/715513-0 or 541-548-1704.
La Pine Christmas Bazaar: The annual bazaar features locally made gift and home items and more; 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; La Pine Community Center, 16405 First St., La Pine; go.evvnt.com/715459-0 or 541-536-8410.
Holiday Village Market: The annual market will feature local vendors, crafters, food carts and more; 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Centennial Park, 433 SW Eighth St., Redmond; go.evvnt.com/701932-0 or 541-923-5191.
Holiday Sip & Shop: Featuring local vendors selling their goods and crafts; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wild Ride Brewing, 332 SW. Fifth St., Redmond; go.evvnt.com/701913-0 or 541-516-8544.
We Need a Little Christmas: The High Desert Dance school will hold a Christmas themed performance. Subject to state and county COVID restrictions. Tickets available at the studio, 394 NE Belknap St., Prineville; noon-2 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.; $7; Pine Theatre, 216 N. Main St., Prineville; go.evvnt.com/715512-0 or 541-903-5640.
Santa in the Old MIll District: The jolly old elf will be picking up letters left in the special mailboxes in the shopping area. All letters with return addresses will get a response from the North Pole; 1-2 p.m.; Old Mill District, 450 SW Powerhouse Drive, Bend; go.evvnt.com/715549-0 or 541-312-0131.
Grimes Christmas Scene: The 83-year tradition continues with thousands of Christmas scenic ornaments on display. Limited to 10 people per viewing room, masks are required. Donations accepted; 1-8 p.m.; Crook County Fairgrounds, 1280 Main St., Prineville; go.evvnt.com/708294-0 or 541-480-2456.
Healing Reins Holiday Drive-Thru: A chance for you and your family to get out of the house for some socially distanced fun on a drive-thru tour of Healing Reins; 2-4 p.m.; Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center, 60575 Billadeau Road, Bend; go.evvnt.com/712470-0 or 541-382-9410.
‘Dr. Suess’ The Grinch’: The animated adaptation of the Christmas story featuring the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch as the small-hearted, green grouch who lives at the top of Mt. Crumpet; 3-5 p.m.; $20; Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend; go.evvnt.com/715432-1 or 541-317-0700.
La Pine Christmas Lights Parade: Floats decorated with holiday lights and decor will parade through town ending at the Community Center for an award ceremony; 6-7 p.m.; La Pine; go.evvnt.com/715456-0 or 541-536-9771.
A Novel Idea Unveiled 2021: The Deschutes Public Library Foundation will unveil the 2021 “A Novel Idea” book during a fun-filled virtual event; 6-7 p.m.; registration required; online; go.evvnt.com/708456-1 or (541) 312-1063.
Aaron Meyer in Concert: The rock violinist will perform via live stream from the Sunriver Resort Great Hall, featuring pianist Jean-Pierre Garau and opening violinist John Fawcett; 7-9 p.m.; $20; online; go.evvnt.com/715440-1 or 541-593-9310.
‘Elf’: Buddy was raised with the elves in the North Pole, when he finds out he’s actually a human and his biological father has been placed on the naughty list, he ventures to New York to find him; 7-9 p.m.; $20; Tower Theatre, 835 NW. Wall St., Bend; go.evvnt.com/715434-1 or 541-317-0700.
Outdoor Wester Christmas: The outdoor market will feature locally made pottery, jewelry and art and include music and fire pits; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Pottery By Mitch, 17192 Jordan Road, Sisters; go.evvnt.com/715560-0 or 541-548-1704.
Grimes Christmas Scene: The 83-year tradition continues with thousands of Christmas scenic ornaments on display. Limited to 10 people per viewing room, masks are required. Donations accepted; 1-8 p.m.; Crook County Fairgrounds, 1280 Main St., Prineville; go.evvnt.com/708295-0 or 541-480-2456.
‘The Polar Express’: A boy who doesn’t believe in Santa is whisked away one night on a magical train to the North Pole on a journey of self-discovery and more; 3-5 p.m.; $20; Tower Theatre, 835 NW. Wall St., Bend; go.evvnt.com/715437-1 or 541-317-0700.
Winter 2020-21 Passholder Only Opening: Passholders can hit the slopes for the mountain’s 62 season. Parking reservations required, do not park on Century Drive; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. through Dec. 4; registration required for parking pass; Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort, Bend; go.evvnt.com/715467-0 or 541-382-1709.
Punk Noodle Pop Up: The noodle shop will feature appetizers and handmade noodle dishes for one night only; 5-8 p.m.; The Tin Pig, 536 NW Arizona Ave., Bend; go.evvnt.com/715520-0
High Desert Museum Virtual Natural History Pub — Climate Change Adaptation: The Klamath River, its tributaries, and surrounding habitats are vital to the cultural, spiritual, economic and physical health of Karuk people. But climate change is bringing many changes; 6-7 p.m.; registration required; online; go.evvnt.com/709361-1 or 541-382-4754.
Writers Working — Central Oregon Writers Guild: Join the Central Oregon Writers Guild for a Virtual Holiday Party and member reading; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; online; go.evvnt.com/714861-0 or 541-312-1063.
Classics Book Club: The club will discuss “When Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe; 6-7 p.m.; online; go.evvnt.com/715486-0 or 541-306-6564.