Weekend happenings

A few things going on listed on the calendar.


  • The Central Oregon Trail Alliance is having their 11th Annual Spring Fling work event, starting at 9am, with a 2pm BBQ and raffle at Pine Mountain Sports:

    Central Oregon Trail Alliance is looking for volunteers for the 11th annual Spring Fling work event. This event will be held at the Wanoga Event Complex on May 22nd, 2010. Meet at the old Mt. Bachelor park and ride at 9:00 a.m. to sign waivers, get into a trail crew, then enjoy a breakfast provided by REI. We will then carpool to the work sites. This community effort will focus on expanding the new Wanoga trail network with an emphasis on maintaining existing trails and expanding new ones. Come join COTA to help in expanding this new riding area. Bring your friends and family to help contribute.

  • Deschutes Brewery is holding their BBQ and Brew event in honor of American Craft Beer Week, downtown in the parking lot behind the pub from 11am to 5pm, featuring a homebrewing demo from brewer Paul Arney.
  • Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe is hosting a “Wooden Boat Gathering” on their back lawn from 11 to 2: “Over thirty floating works of art will be on display with local builders on hand to answer any questions about the construction of their crafts. All types of boats are included: strip-built, skin-on-frame, hybrid, and stitch-and-glue.” There will be BBQ and a raffle also.
  • Volcano Vineyards is hosting a Winemaker’s Dinner at Allyson’s Kitchen at 7pm; for $65 you get a six-course dinner all pair with Volcano’s wines (of course).
  • The final Renegade Roller Derby bout of the season is taking place at the Midtown Music Hall downtown starting at 8pm (doors open at 7). $10 admission with kids 10 and under free.
  • Silver Moon Brewing is presenting an Evening with Greg Botsford starting at 9pm, with $5 cover.


The only Sunday event I have on the calendar is Theater with Beer’s Lamppost Reunion taking place at McMenamins Old St. Francis School, starting at 6pm:

Louis LaRusso’s Lamppost Reunion creates a unique escape from the traditional, the conventional, and the long established norms of live theater. This production offers Central Oregon residents and visitors a rare opportunity to escape from daily life by entering the world of the Lamppost Lounge.

Tickets are $15 and this isn’t really kid-appropriate; McMenamins says, “No one under 18 years of age will be allowed without an adult present.” Sort of like a rated-R movie I suppose.