July 19-21 — BALLOONS OVER BEND CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL: Balloons launch over Bend, weather permitting; free admission; 6 a.m. launch; 8:30 p.m. Night Glow on July 19; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. festival July 20; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. festival July 21; Riverbend Park, Southwest Columbia Street and Southwest Shevlin Hixon Drive; 541-323-0964 or www.balloonsoverbend.com.
July 19-21 — OREGON HIGH DESERT CLASSICS I: A U.S. Equestrian Federation class AA international hunter-jumper competition; proceeds benefit J Bar J Youth Services; free admission; $10 per person for barbecue, ticket required; 8 a.m.-9 p.m. July 19, 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m. July 20; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. July 21; J Bar J Boys Ranch, 62895 Hamby Road, Bend; 541-389-1409, email@example.com or www.jbarj.org/ohdc.
July 19-21 — SUMMER SHOWDOWN HORSE SHOW: A National Reined Cow Horse Association event featuring herd work, rein work, steer stopping and more; free; 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. shows; Rim Rock Riders Arena, 17037 S.W. Alfalfa Road, Powell Butte; 206-713-1121 or www.nwrcha.com.
July 19-21, 25 — “A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM”: The classic play by Shakespeare is performed by the Bend Experimental Art Theatre; $15 adult, $10 students 18 and younger; 7 p.m. July 19-20, 25; 2 p.m. July 20-21; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-419-5558 or www.beatonline.org.
July 20-21 — ANTIQUES IN THE PARK: Featuring antiques, collectibles, food and entertainment; free; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 20; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 21; Creekside Park, U.S. Highway 20 and Jefferson Avenue, Sisters; 541-420-0279, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.centraloregonshows.com.
July 19 — UKULELE UNIVERSITY 2013: A three-day festival with workshops, a luau, jams, open mic and live performances; benefits Ukes for Youths program; $75, $40 children ages 8-13, free for children 7 and younger; gates open at 10 a.m. July 19, ends July 21 at noon; Runway Ranch, 22655 Peacock Lane, Bend; 541-390-4646 or www.ukeu.info.
July 19 — SISTERS FARMERS MARKET: 3-6 p.m.; Barclay Park, West Cascade Avenue and Ash Street; www.sistersfarmersmarket.com.
July 19 — THIRD FRIDAY STROLL: Businesses stay open with special sales, music, art, food and beverages; this month’s theme is “Moonlight Madness”; free; 4-8 p.m.; downtown Redmond; 541-923-5191.
July 19 — MUSIC IN THE PARK: Jazz and blues with Jeff Leslie Blues Trio and John 4Tune; free; 6:30 p.m.; Sahalee Park, B and Seventh streets, Madras; www.centraloregonshowcase.com.
July 20 — PRINEVILLE FARMERS MARKET: Free; 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Prineville City Plaza, 387 N.E. Third St.; 541-447-6217 or email@example.com.
July 20 — HIGH DESERT GARDEN TOUR: View seven gardens in the Bend area on a self-guided tour; $10, free ages 16 and younger; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; various locations in Bend; 541-548-6088 or extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes.
July 20 — MADRAS SATURDAY MARKET: Free admission; 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sahalee Park, B and Seventh streets; 541-489-4239.
July 20 — CENTRAL OREGON SATURDAY MARKET: Featuring arts and crafts from local artisans; free admission; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; parking lot across from Bend Public Library, 600 N.W. Wall St.; 541-420-9015 or www.centraloregonsaturdaymarket.com.
July 20 — GLORY DAZE CAR SHOW: Open to all makes and models through 1989, with live music; $25 per car to register, free for spectators; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; downtown Sisters; 541-549-0251 or www.sisterscountry.com.
July 20 — NORTHWEST CROSSING SATURDAY FARMERS MARKET: Free; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; NorthWest Crossing, Mt. Washington and Northwest Crossing drives, Bend; www.nwxevents.com.
July 20 — THE BACKYARD FARMERS MARKET: Free; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Celebrate the Season, 61515 American Lane, Bend; 541-244-2536 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 20 — “DIG INTO EARTH MOVERS”: Featuring large earth-moving vehicles from Knife River; free; noon-3 p.m.; Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 N.W. Wall St.; 541-617-7050 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.
July 20 — “DIG INTO EARTH MOVERS”: Featuring large earth-moving vehicles from Smith Rock Ranch; free; 1-2:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.
July 20 — DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS AUXILIARY BENEFIT: Featuring a barbecue, silent auction, music by Pine Lane and more; $5; 4-7 p.m.; Bend’s Community Center, 1036 N.E. Fifth St.; 541-312-2069 or www.bendscommunitycenter.org.
July 20 — BAT WALK AND TALK: Features a bat expedition using echolocator equipment; $3 for members, $5 nonmembers; reservation requested; 7-8:30 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
July 20 — STRANGLED DARLINGS: The Portland folk-pop band performs; $10; 8 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m.; Angeline’s Bakery, 121 W. Main Ave., Sisters; 541-549-9122.
July 20 — KYTAMI: Electro-fiddle-hop with the former Dehli 2 Dublin violinist, plus Jay Tablet, DJ Harlo and DJ Boomtown; $5 (free for women until 10 p.m.); 9 p.m., doors open at 8:30 p.m.; Astro Lounge, 939 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-388-0116.
July 21 — SUMMER SUNDAY CONCERT: The Portland-based blues-punk act Sassparilla performs; free; 2:30 p.m., gates open at noon; Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 S.W. Shevlin Hixon Drive, Bend; 541-318-5457 or www.bendconcerts.com.
July 21 — HOUSE CONCERTS IN THE GLEN: Radoslav Lorkovic performs, with Bill Valenti; bring dish or beverage to share; $10-15, reservation requested; 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. for potluck; The Glen at Newport Hills, 1019 Stannium Dr., Bend; 541-480-8830 or email@example.com.
July 22 — “SPRINGSTEEN & I”: A special screening of a compilation of the personal insights and reflections of Bruce Springsteen fans; $15; 7:30 p.m.; Regal Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX, 680 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Bend; 541-382-6347.
July 22 — JOHNNY WINTER: The blues-rock artist performs; $29.50-$44.50 plus fees in advance; 7:30 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
July 23 — REDMOND FARMERS MARKET: Free admission; 3-6 p.m.; Centennial Park, Seventh Street and Evergreen Avenue; 541-550-0066 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 23 — TUESDAY FARMERS MARKET: Free admission; 3-7 p.m.; Brookswood Meadow Plaza, 19530 Amber Meadow Drive, Bend; 541-323-3370 or email@example.com.
July 24-25 — OREGON HIGH DESERT CLASSICS II: A U.S. Equestrian Federation class AA international hunter-jumper competition; proceeds benefit J Bar J Youth Services; free admission; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; J Bar J Boys Ranch, 62895 Hamby Road, Bend; 541-389-1409, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.jbarj.org/ohdc.
July 24 — BEND FARMERS MARKET: Free admission; 3-7 p.m.; Brooks Alley, between Northwest Franklin Avenue and Northwest Brooks Street; 541-408-4998, email@example.com or www.bendfarmersmarket.com.
July 24 — ALIVE AFTER FIVE: Drinks and live music by LeRoy Bell and His Only Friends at the north end of Powerhouse Drive; free; 5-8:30 p.m.; Old Mill District, 661 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Bend; www.oldmilldistrict.com.
July 24 — MUSIC ON THE GREEN: A summer concert series featuring the funky, jazzy Jacob Merlin Band, food, crafts, retail and more; free; 6-7:30 p.m.; Sam Johnson Park, Southwest 15th Street, Redmond; 541-923-5191 or www.visitredmondoregon.com.
July 24 — PICNIC IN THE PARK: Featuring Americana rock with The Long Hello; free; 6-8 p.m.; Pioneer Park, 450 N.E. Third St., Prineville; 541-447-6909 or www.crookcountyfoundation.org/events.
July 25 — MUNCH & MUSIC: The reggae band Third World performs, with food, arts and crafts booths, children’s area and more; dogs prohibited; free; 5:30 p.m.; Drake Park, 777 N.W. Riverside Blvd., Bend; www.munchandmusic.com.
July 25 — AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Brooks Geer Ragen reads from his book “The Meek Cutoff”; included in the price of admission; $15 adults, $12 ages 65 and older, $9 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; 6:30-8 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
July 25 — THE SOFT WHITE SIXTIES: The California rock ’n’ roll band performs; $5; 9 p.m.; Silver Moon Brewing, 24 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-388-8331 or www.silvermoonbrewing.com.
July 26-Aug. 1
July 26-28 — OREGON HIGH DESERT CLASSICS II: A U.S. Equestrian Federation class AA international hunter-jumper competition; proceeds benefit J Bar J Youth Services; free admission; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; J Bar J Boys Ranch, 62895 Hamby Road, Bend; 541-389-1409, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.jbarj.org/ohdc.
July 26-28 — “A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM”: The classic play by Shakespeare is performed by the Bend Experimental Art Theatre; $15 adult, $10 students 18 and younger; 7 p.m. July 26-27; 2 p.m. July 27-28; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-419-5558 or www.beatonline.org.
July 27-28 — SISTERS ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL: Featuring arts, crafts, food, entertainment, a classic car cruise (Saturday only) and a silent auction benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon; free; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 27; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 28; Creekside Park, U.S. Highway 20 and Jefferson Avenue; 541-420-0279, email@example.com or www.centraloregonshows.com.
July 31-Aug.1 — DESCHUTES COUNTY FAIR & RODEO: Carnival rides, carnival games, rodeo, rodeo dance and free concerts featuring Cheap Trick, Kip Moore, Aaron Tippin and Kansas; $10, $6 children ages 6-12, free children ages 5 and younger, $6 ages 62 and older for daily passes; $19, $11 children ages 6-12, free children ages 5 and younger, $11 ages 62 and older for season passes; 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-2711.
July 27 — SON VOLT: The band performs alternative country; $26-37.50 plus fees; 8 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
July 28 — RUN FOR THE BIRDS: 8K and children’s 1K flat and scenic runs, prizes, post-race celebration, and free entry to the nature center; registration required; proceeds benefit the Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory; $25 in advance or $35 day of race, $15 for children’s 1K; 8 a.m. race start, 7 a.m. late registration, 9:30 a.m. children’s race; Village at Sunriver, 57100 Beaver Drive; 541-593-8704 or www.sunrivernaturecenter.org/birds.
July 30 — “SPRINGSTEEN & I”: A special screening of a compilation of the personal insights and reflections of Bruce Springsteen fans; $15; 7:30 p.m.; Regal Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX, 680 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Bend; 541-382-6347.
Aug. 1 — “SATISFACTION: A ROLLING STONES EXPERIENCE”: A tribute to the legendary rock ’n’ roll band; $29-$39 plus fees; 8 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
Talks & classes
AARP DRIVER SAFETY CLASSES: Learn the current rules of the road and defensive driving techniques; $14, $12 for AARP members; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday with a lunch hour; Crooked River Ranch Senior Center, 6710 S.W. Ranch House Road; 541-504-5638.
CARING FOR THE MIDSEASON GARDEN: Learn from a master gardener; bring a folding chair; free; 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday; Hollinshead Community Garden, Hollinshead Park, 1235 N.E. 12th St., Bend; 541-548-6088 or www.extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes.
WRITE NOW!: Brainstorm, play word games and enjoy the written word in a casual setting; free; 1 p.m. Saturday; Sunriver Area Public Library, 56855 Venture Lane; 541-312-1081 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIVE REPTILES: Learn about reptiles from Jeff Jensen of The Reptile Zone; free; 11 a.m. Monday; La Pine Public Library, 16425 First St.; 541-617-7099 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.
ACTING AND RELAXING WITH THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE: Learn how to move with ease while you perform; taught by Rick Johnson; $33 in district, $43 out of district; registration required; 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday; Sisters High School, 1700 W. McKinney Butte Road; 541-540-2091 or www.sistersrecreation.com.
DECOMPOSITION ROCKS!: Learn the mystery of decomposition through storytelling and games; free; 11 a.m.-noon Thursday; Larkspur Park, 1700 S.E. Reed Market Road, Bend; 541-383-5592 or www.deschuteschildrensforest.org.