A great way to connect to communities and other people is through social events or game nights. There are a multitude of opportunities for get togethers here in Central Oregon.
Featured in several different cities and states, these events are proven to gather friends and strangers alike. There are two different locations here in Bend. One is at Worthy Brewing Company, every Monday at 7 p.m. The other is at Deschutes Brewery Bend Public House, every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
For chess lovers looking for a place to compete against like-minded players, a local group hosts game nights every Thursday 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The location is The Commons Cafe and Taproom.
This group participates in Trivia every Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the local brewery, Silver Moon Brewing. Food, drinks and prizes are available on-site.
The Christmas season is starting soon, and there will be a number of local events to mark down on your calendar. This month of November features several events listed below.
1. A holiday pop-up market will be hosted at the Commons Cafe and Taproom. Local and homemade vendors will have the opportunity to sell their goods, and shoppers will be able to jumpstart their holiday purchases.
2. The classic Nutcracker ballet will be performed by the Académie de Ballet Classique at the Tower Theatre on November 26, 2022 from 1:20 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., or at 6 p.m. on the same day. Tickets are $19 before fees for children 12 and under, and range from $26-$45 for adults.
3. The Bend Chamber is holding a holiday party on November 30, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Tetherow Event Pavilion. The doors open at 4:30 p.m., followed by the General Membership Meeting at 5 p.m. At 5:30 p.m., the holiday party starts. Food and drinks will be provided, as well as a prize that will be raffled. Admissions are $25 for Chamber Members, and $40 for non-members.
4. The Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center will be hosting the 23rd annual Redmond Holiday Food & Gift Festival. There will be vendors and artisans, and a gourmet food area. Children 12 and under have free admission to this event, and the price for adults is $6, including free parking.
5. The Trinity Episcopal Church will be hosting a holiday bake sale and bazaar on November 19, from from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
6. A Drunk History: Holiday Edition will be held on November 26, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. This event features local stand up comedians explaining holidays the craziest way they can. The venue for a Drunk History: Holiday Edition will be Craft Kitchen and Brewery, with drinks and food available on-site. Tickets are $10 each.