TODAY

NATURE CENTER OPEN HOUSE: Tour the center's exhibits; free admission; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunriver Nature Center&Observatory, 57245 River Road; 541-593-4394.

TACK SALE FUNDRAISER: Proceeds benefit the 4-H club Horse N Around; free; 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Jefferson County Fair Complex, 430 S.W. Fairgrounds Road, Madras; 541-546-5563.

CENTRAL OREGON SPORTSMEN'S SHOW: Featuring vendors and a variety of resources for outdoor recreation, with a head and horns competition, a kids trout pond, cooking demonstrations and more; $10, $5 ages 6-16, free ages 5 and younger, $15 for a two-day pass; 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair&Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 503-246-8291, info@otshows.com or www.thesportshows.com.

GRIN&BEAR IT RUN: 5K, 10K and 1-mile run/walks to benefit Healthy Beginnings; races begin and end at the amphitheater; followed by a family fun fair; costs vary, see website for details; 10 a.m.; Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 S.W. Shevlin Hixon Drive, Bend; 541-383-6357 or www.myhb.org.

LATINO DANCE FESTIVAL: Learn to dance the bachata, salsa and merengue; free; donations to Latino Club scholarships accepted; 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Campus Center, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-318-3726 or http://latino.cocc.edu.

GEOCACHING FUNDRAISER: Bring your GPS device and hunt for hidden containers; proceeds benefit NeighborImpact's food bank; $5 or five cans of food; 11 a.m.; Sam Johnson Park, Southwest 15th Street, Redmond; 541-350-3366.

MINING DAYS: Experience the life of a placer miner and pan for gold; $2 panning fee, plus museum admission; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.

SOLAR VIEWING: View the sun using safe techniques; included in the price of admission; $10 adults, $9 ages 65 and older, $6 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.

“GREASE — THE MUSICAL”: The Bend High School drama department presents the tale of love-struck teenagers from divergent backgrounds; $7, $5 students and seniors; 2 p.m.; Bend High School, 230 N.E. Sixth St.; 541-383-6290.

PINTS FOR POLIO: Taste beers and take home a pint glass; registration requested; proceeds benefit the Rotary Club of Greater Bend and the End Polio Now campaign; $25; 2-6 p.m.; downtown Bend; 541-383-8180 or www.pintsforpolio.org.

THE MIGHTY 8TH: Keith Cloudas presents a history of the Mighty 8th Air Force, followed by a personal history from B-17 gunner Johnny Kelm; free; 2 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.

BOOTS AND BLING AUCTION: A silent and live auction; proceeds benefit Tumalo Community School; free admission; 4-9 p.m.; Tumalo Community School, 19835 Second St.; 541-382-2853.

BEND GAME NIGHT: Featuring over 100 board games to play; free; 6 p.m.-midnight; East Bend Public Library, 62080 Dean Swift Road; 541-318-8459.

CROOKED RIVER ROUNDUP QUEEN CORONATION: Featuring live and silent auctions, a dinner and dancing; $16 in advance, $20 at the door; 6 p.m., doors open 5:30 p.m.; Crook County Fairgrounds, Carey Foster Hall, 1280 S. Main St., Prineville; 541-280-7547 or queen@crookedriverroundup.com .

LOCAL FLAVOR: Performances by Kylan Johnson, Wild Rye, Fe Fanyi and more; with food, beer and live and silent auctions; proceeds benefit the Waldorf School of Bend; $15 in advance, $20 at the door; 6 p.m.-midnight; Century Center, 70 S.W. Century Drive, Bend; 541-330-8841 or lauraelmore@hotmail.com .

SPAGHETTI COOK-OFF: A spaghetti competition with prizes for top finishers; proceeds benefit local charities; $6; 6 p.m.; Eagles Lodge&Club, 235 N.E. Fourth St., Prineville; 541-447-7659.

AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Jonathan Stewart talks about his book “Pilgrimage to the Edge”; with a slide show; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 252 W. Hood Ave., Sisters; 541-549-0866.

CENTRAL OREGON DANCE SHOWCASE: A dance showcase featuring performances by numerous local dance studios; $12 in advance, $15 at the door; 7 p.m.; Mountain View High School, 2755 N.E. 27th St., Bend; 541-389-5351.

“MR. MARMALADE”: Innovation Theatre Works presents the dark comedy about a young girl and her cocaine-addicted imaginary friend; $20, $18 students and seniors; 7:30 p.m.; Innovation Theatre Works, 1155 S.W. Division St., Bend; 541-504-6721 or www.innovationtw.org.

“VOICES IN THE DARK”: Cascades Theatrical Company presents the thriller about a radio psychologist in a remote cabin, a mysterious caller and a storm; $20, $15 seniors, $12 students; 7:30 p.m.; Greenwood Playhouse, 148 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-389-0803 or www.cascadestheatrical.org.

AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO: Frank Ferrante presents his acclaimed portrayal of comedian Groucho Marx; $30 or $35; 7:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

BEND COMMUNITY CONTRADANCE: Featuring caller Ron Bell-Roemer and music by the Barnstormers; $7; 7 p.m. beginner's workshop, 7:30 p.m. dance; Boys&Girls Club of Bend, 500 N.W. Wall St.; 541-330-8943.

“GINA GALDI AND GUEST”: A presentation of the play about a Boston native who moves in with her parents to start a wedding cake business; $20, $18 students and seniors; 8 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626 or www.2ndstreettheater.com.

KORY QUINN&THE COMRADES: The Portland-based Americana band performs, with Bitterrott; $5; 8 p.m.; The Horned Hand, 507 N.W. Colorado Ave., Bend; 541-728-0879 or www.reverbnation.com/venue/thehornedhand.

SUNDAY

CENTRAL OREGON SPORTSMEN'S SHOW: Featuring vendors and a variety of resources for outdoor recreation, with a head and horns competition, a kids trout pond, cooking demonstrations and more; $10, $5 ages 6-16, free ages 5 and younger, $15 for a two-day pass; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair&Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 503-246-8291, info@otshows.com or www.thesportshows.com.

PORTLAND OPERA TO GO: Featuring an adaptation of Engelbert Humperdinck's “Hansel and Gretel”; followed by a opera workshop; free; noon; McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-382-5174 or www.mcmenamins.com.

FIDDLERS JAM: Listen or dance at the Oregon Old Time Fiddlers Jam; donations accepted; 1-3:30 p.m.; VFW Hall, 1836 S.W. Veterans Way, Redmond; 541-447-7395.

JIM JAM: Bring instruments and voices and play with others, in remembrance of musicians and music lovers who have died; free; 1-4 p.m.; Silver Moon Brewing&Taproom, 24 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-617-1911 or www.outings.webs.com.

“GREASE — THE MUSICAL”: The Bend High School drama department presents the tale of love-struck teenagers from divergent backgrounds; $7, $5 students and seniors; 2 p.m.; Bend High School, 230 N.E. Sixth St.; 541-383-6290.

“MR. MARMALADE”: Innovation Theatre Works presents the dark comedy about a young girl and her cocaine-addicted imaginary friend; $20, $18 students and seniors; 2 p.m.; Innovation Theatre Works, 1155 S.W. Division St., Bend; 541-504-6721 or www.innovationtw.org.

“VOICES IN THE DARK”: Cascades Theatrical Company presents the thriller about a radio psychologist in a remote cabin, a mysterious caller and a storm; $20, $15 seniors, $12 students; 2 p.m.; Greenwood Playhouse, 148 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-389-0803 or www.cascadestheatrical.org.

KNOW WAR SERIES: Join Bob Boyd, High Desert Museum curator and local historian extraordinaire, for a closer look at the soldiers who fought on in Northwestern Europe in 1944; free; 2 p.m.; Sisters Public Library, 110 N. Cedar St.; 541-312-1070.

SECOND SUNDAY: Featuring “Visions of Home,” a thematic reading and discussion by George Estreich, Charles Goodrich and Marjorie Sandor; followed by an open mic; free; 2 p.m.; Downtown Bend Public Library, Brooks Room, 601 N.W. Wall St.; 541-312-1034 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.

“GINA GALDI AND GUEST”: A presentation of the play about a Boston native who moves in with her parents to start a wedding cake business; $20, $18 students and seniors; 3 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626 or www.2ndstreettheater.com.

TUESDAY

ARTIST PRESENTATION: Bill Hoppe discusses his work from 1965 to the present; free; 2 p.m.; Bend Senior Center, 1600 S.E. Reed Market Road; 541-617-4663.

BIG DADDY WEAVE: The Christian pop band performs, with Mikeschair and Kerrie Roberts; $15 in advance, $20 at the door; 7 p.m.; Christian Life Center, 21720 E. U.S. Highway 20, Bend; 541-389-8241, info@clcbend.com or www.clcbend.com.

CORNMEAL: The Chicago-based jam band performs, with Hot Buttered Rum; $15; 7 p.m., doors open 6 p.m.; GoodLife Brewing Co., 70 S.W. Century Drive, 100-464, Bend; 541-728-0749 or www.goodlifebrewing.com.

MOVIE SCREENING: A screening of the documentary “Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us”; donations accepted; 7-8:30 p.m.; The Environmental Center, 16 N.W. Kansas Ave., Bend; 541-389-0785.

DIRTFACE DAREDEVILS: The La Grande-based folk-punk band performs, with Harley Bourbon; $4; 8 p.m.; The Horned Hand, 507 N.W. Colorado Ave., Bend; 541-728-0879.

WEDNESDAY

COCKTAIL FUNDRAISER: Sample beverages made with local native plants; proceeds benefit Wolftree; free admission; 5:30-8 p.m.; The Blacksmith Restaurant, 211 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-549-1459 or rachael@beoutside.org .

“THE METROPOLITAN OPERA, ERNANI”: Starring Angela Meade, Marcello Giordani, Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Ferruccio Furlanetto in an encore presentation of Verdi's masterpiece; opera performance transmitted in high definition; $18; 6:30 p.m.; Regal Old Mill Stadium 16&IMAX, 680 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Bend; 541-382-6347.

POLECAT: The Bellingham, Wash.-based bluegrass act performs; free; 7 p.m.; McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-382-5174 or www.mcmenamins.com.

“MR. MARMALADE”: Innovation Theatre Works presents the dark comedy about a young girl and her cocaine-addicted imaginary friend; $20, $18 students and seniors; 7:30 p.m.; Innovation Theatre Works, 1155 S.W. Division St., Bend; 541-504-6721 or www.innovationtw.org.

“VOICES IN THE DARK”: Cascades Theatrical Company presents the thriller about a radio psychologist in a remote cabin, a mysterious caller and a storm; $20, $15 seniors, $12 students; 7:30 p.m.; Greenwood Playhouse, 148 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-389-0803 or www.cascadestheatrical.org.

“GINA GALDI AND GUEST”: A presentation of the play about a Boston native who moves in with her parents to start a wedding cake business; $20, $18 students and seniors; 8 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626 or www.2ndstreettheater.com.

THURSDAY

RINGING O' THE GREEN: The Bells of Sunriver perform Irish music on handbells; free; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Bend Senior Center, 1600 S.E. Reed Market Road; 541-593-1635.

“THE FAST RUNNER”: A screening of the 2002 film; free; 5-7 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Madras Campus, 1170 E. Ashwood Road, Madras; 541-318-3782.

CREATIVITY UNLEASHED VIDEO NIGHT: Featuring three talks from Ken Robinson, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Adam Sadowsky; a preview to the TEDx conference; free; 6-7:30 p.m.; The Blacksmith Restaurant, 211 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-306-3351 or http://tedxbend.com/nights.

ACORN PROJECT: The Bellingham, Wash.-based jam band performs; free; 7 p.m.; McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-382-5174 or www.mcmenamins.com.

“MR. MARMALADE”: Innovation Theatre Works presents the dark comedy about a young girl and her cocaine-addicted imaginary friend; $20, $18 students and seniors; 7:30 p.m.; Innovation Theatre Works, 1155 S.W. Division St., Bend; 541-504-6721 or www.innovationtw.org.

“VOICES IN THE DARK”: Cascades Theatrical Company presents the thriller about a radio psychologist in a remote cabin, a mysterious caller and a storm; $20, $15 seniors, $12 students; 7:30 p.m.; Greenwood Playhouse, 148 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-389-0803 or www.cascadestheatrical.org.

“ARCHAEOLOGY SITES IN THE FIELD”: Dr. Mel Aikens, Professor Emeritus at the University of Oregon and co-author of “Oregon Archaeology,” will present; $5 suggested donation; 7 p.m. Archaeological Society of Central Oregon general meeting; Central Oregon Association of Realtors, 2112 N.E. Fourth St., Bend; 541-382-3452.

STAND UP COMEDY: Live comedy; $10; 7:30-9 p.m.; The Original Kayo's Dinner House and Lounge, 415 N.E. Third St., Bend; 541-323-2520.

“GINA GALDI AND GUEST”: A presentation of the play about a Boston native who moves in with her parents to start a wedding cake business; $20, $18 students and seniors; 8 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626 or www.2ndstreettheater.com.

THE SUGGIES: The Bay Area-based indie-rock band performs; donations accepted; 8 p.m.; The Horned Hand, 507 N.W. Colorado Ave., Bend; 541-728-0879.

AFROMASSIVE: The Oakland, Calif.-based Afrobeat band performs; $7 plus fees in advance, $10 at the door; 9 p.m.; Players Bar&Grill, 25 S.W. Century Drive, Bend; 541-389-2558 or www.p44p.biz.

FRIDAY

VFW DINNER: A dinner of corned beef and cabbage; $7; 5 p.m.; VFW Hall, 1503 N.E. Fourth St., Bend; 541-389-0775.

DANCING UNDER THE STARS: Dinner and dancing featuring the Notables Swing Band; $12; 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. dancing; Bend Senior Center, 1600 S.E. Reed Market Road; 541-388-1133. “MODOC — THE TRIBE THAT WOULDN'T DIE”: Featuring a presentation by author Cheewa James; free; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Wille Hall, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-318-3782.

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