Memorial Weekend calendar of eventsFor those who’d like to pay a Memorial Day tribute to those who have died in service to our country, the area offers many options, along with numerous other weekend activities.

Friday, May 24

Music at Suttle Lake: Live music with Mike Biggers, 5:30-8 pm at The Lodge at Suttle Lake. 541-595-2628.

Saturday, May 25

Sisters Kiwanis Antiques Sale: 8 am at Sisters Fire Hall.
Grand Reopening of Peterson Rock Gardens: The popular folk art vision/tourist attraction will once again be available for tours. 10 am at the Gardens, 7930 SW 77th St., Redmond. $3 donation suggested. 541-382-5574.
Vista Bonita Grand Opening & Live Music: Celebrate Sisters’ newest gallery with live music by Burnin’ Moonlight (featuring an eclectic mix of blues & bluegrass), plus food, beverages & a raffle to fund scholarships for six Sisters High School students to attend a glass-bead-blowing class at the gallery. 10 am-6 pm at Vista Bonita Glass Art Studio & Gallery, 222 W. Hood Ave., Sisters. $1 or six tickets for $5. 541-549-4527.
Laura Gibson in Concert: House on Metolius, $30 includes concert, hors d’oeuvre, glass of beer/wine. Additional available for purchase. Doors open at 5 pm; concert at 6 pm. Call 541-595-6620 for reservations.
The Sugar Beets in Concert: The Eugene band performs happy dance music. 8 pm at the Belfry, 302 E. Main, Sisters. $10. 541-815-9122.
Mare Wakefield in Concert: The singer/songwriter performs at 8 pm at HarmonyHouse (doors open at 7 pm), 17505 Kent, Sisters. Suggested donation: $15-$20. 541-548-2209.

Sunday, May 26

Pancake Breakfast: All-you-can-eat ham, eggs, pancakes, orange juice & coffee. $7 Adults, $5 ages 5-10, free for under 5. 8-11 am at Camp Sherman Community Hall. Proceeds benefit Friends of the Metolius. 541-595-2719 or 541-325-6526.
Sisters Stampede: 4th Annual mountain bike race along the Peterson Ridge Trail System — the premier mountain bike race in Oregon & the largest mountain bike race in the Pacific Northwest (OBRA sanctioned). FivePine Lodge & Conference Center; 1001 Desperado Trail, Sisters. 541-595-8711.
Sunriver Resort Brewfest: 1st Annual event (and finale to Central Oregon Beer Week) features micro-brews from local breweries (including Crux, Good Life Brewing, 10 Barrel, Brew Werks Brewing & more), plus BBQ-style menu, live music by Radical Revolution, & lawn games for families & children. 4 pm at the Sunriver Lodge. Free. 541-593-1000.
Honoring our Veterans in Music & Song: Featuring a color guard opening followed by musical numbers with combined choirs, organ & piano duets, trumpets & bagpipes. St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Prineville. Donations accepted; proceeds benefit the Central Oregon Veterans. 541-447-7085.

Monday, May 27

Memorial Day Lost Soldier Remembrance: Central Oregon volunteers will read the name, age & hometown of every soldier killed in Afghanistan since 2001 & in Iraq since 2003. More than 7,000 names will be read. Opening ceremony at 8 am. Reading of the names to begin 8:15 am and will continue, uninterrupted, until the completion at 10:30 pm. Riverbend Park, Old Mill District, Bend. All the names will also be written out on boards displayed on the lawn at Riverbend Park Shelter. 541-310-0701.
Memorial Day Ceremony, Bend: Annual ceremony & services begins at 1 pm at Deschutes Memorial Gardens, Hwy. 97. Ceremony will honor Korean War & Vietnam War veterans. Speaker: Col. (ret) Mike Brock, USMC. Poppy March held during the ceremony. Reception following at VFW Post 1643, 1503 NE 4th St, Bend. 541-389-0775.
Memorial Day Ceremony, Redmond: Redmond remembrance features an Avenue of Flags with 1,250 displayed downtown. Service begins at 11 am; Speakers: Brig. Gen. (ret.) Dennis Merrill; Mayor George Endicott. Redmond Cemetery, Yew Avenue & Old Bend-Redmond Hwy. 541-280-5161
Memorial Day Ceremony, Sisters: Featuring guest speaker Retired Navy pilot Jim Horsley & the Sisters High Desert Chorale; followed by a BBQ. Festivities begin at 11 am at Village Green Park; BBQ at noon. Presented by Sisters veterans. 541-480-8638 or 541-420-4652.