EVENT DATE : February 21, 6:00PM - February 21, 10:00PM

The second installment of the Sisters Folk Festival 2017 Winter Concert Series features a bluegrass showcase of dobro/guitar duo of Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, and the powerful yet intricate music of the Molly Tuttle Band, each doing their own sets. SistersFolkFestival.org

EVENT DATE : February 26, 10:00AM - February 26, 3:30PM

Bring the whole family to watch live birds of prey as well as raptor education in Eagle Village, and learn how to plant a bird-friendly garden. Kids can meet JR Beaver, Smokey Bear and Larry the Lightbulb at noon. The Quartz Creek Drummers and Dancers perform a special Cultural Program at 2 p.m. OregonStateParks.org

EVENT DATE : February 27, 6:00PM - February 27, 9:00PM

Dr. Linda Tamura, an emerita professor of Education at Willamette University, will share her research on the experiences of Japanese Americans in Central Oregon during and after World War II. Members $3, non-members $7. HighDesertMuseum.org

EVENT DATE : March 2, 12:00PM - March 5, 4:00PM

The 2017 Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show is Central Oregon’s only big outdoor adventure show, featuring the most extensive resources on fishing and boating, shooting sports, hunting, camping and much more. There will also be a boat and RV sale. TheSportShows.com

EVENT DATE : March 3, 5:00PM - March 3, 9:00PM

The Downtown Business Association invites everyone to head downtown or to the Old Mill District as businesses stay open late with a wide assortment of artwork showcases. Local artists will be on hand, as well as beverages, food and local bands performing. Watch for demonstrations and prizes at participating businesses. DowntownBend.org  

EVENT DATE : March 4, 9:30AM - March 4, 11:00AM

Head to the East Bend Public Library for a fun, early literacy story time for the whole family. Presented by Chandra vanEijnsbergen. DeschutesLibrary.org

EVENT DATE : March 4, 10:00AM - March 4, 2:00PM

Healthy Beginnings presents the 5th Annual Grin and Bear It Run/Walk. The 5 & 10k Run/Walk begins at 10 a.m., with the 1 Mile Family Fun Run beginning at 11 a.m. myhb.org

EVENT DATE : March 11, 9:00AM - March 11, 4:00PM

Enjoy the splendor of the high Cascades while testing your limits at the 2017 Cascade Crest Nordic Ski Marathon. This year’s event promises something for everybody; a 50km Skate race, a 25km Skate race, a 10km Skate or Classic race for beginning racers, and a 4 x 12.5km Skate Relay.   MtBachelor.com

EVENT DATE : March 11, 4:00PM - March 11, 7:00PM

Enjoy light appetizers and a glass of wine or local microbrew while viewing the creations of some of Central Oregon's most talented artists, many of whom will be on hand to discuss their works. ArtistsGallerySunriver.com

EVENT DATE : March 12, 1:00PM - March 12, 3:00PM

Discover Your Forest and Deschutes National Forest invite you to enjoy some family time in the Forest playing with your kids as they become Junior Snow Rangers. DiscoverNW.org

EVENT DATE : March 14, 5:30PM - March 14, 7:30PM

The Waldorf School of Bend (WSB) cultivates academic excellence through an experiential curriculum rich in the arts, sciences and practical works. WSB students build capacities of will, free thought, compassion and social responsibility. In this way, children develop with purpose to act as powerful world citizens. Attend the open house for more information. BendWaldorf.org

EVENT DATE : March 17, 6:30PM - March 17, 10:00PM

Three amazing voices are featured–the smooth, soulful voice of Oregon’s King of Soul, Andy Stokes, the church-inspired “get down on your knees and pray” chants of LaRhonda Steele, and the grit, warmth and oomph of West Virginia native Lisa Mann, who also masterfully holds down the bass grooves. $48. Riverhouse.com

EVENT DATE : March 17, 7:00PM - March 17, 10:00PM

Celebrate Saint Patrick's day with local band Watkins Glen. Free.

EVENT DATE : March 18, 9:00AM - March 18, 11:00AM

The 7th Annual Mt. Bachelor Rotary Club St. Patrick’s Day Dash is a family friendly 5K fun run in Bend, Oregon to benefit The Kids Center, a non-profit child abuse intervention center serving all of Central Oregon. Prizes for the best St. Patty’s Day costume. BendStPatsDash.com

EVENT DATE : March 23, 7:00PM - March 23, 10:00PM

The final show in the series will feature the emotive and beautiful singing of two outstanding singer-songwriters; Canadian Rose Cousins and Nashville-based Caitlin Canty. SistersFolkFestival.org

EVENT DATE : March 25, 9:00AM - March 25, 4:00PM

Riders and skiers from all over the West Coast will hit a 70 foot jump for a shot at a huge prize purse, a rockin' good time, tons of ridiculously rad 90's prizes, giveaways, and of course a killer party. MtBachelor.com

EVENT DATE : March 31, 7:00PM - March 31, 10:00PM

This classical guitar and violin duo was founded in 2012 by a shared interest in Spanish, Argentine, and Latin American classical music. Join the members of Duo Diez for a pre-concert talk about the program beginning at 6:45 p.m. This event is free for all ticket holders. HighDesertChamberMusic.com