There is always something fun happening in Bend, Oregon. Central Oregon is home to a variety of year-round events from sporting and recreational festivities like the Cascade Cycling Classic and the Pole Pedal Paddle to an array of festivals like Balloons Over Bend, Bend's Bend WinterFest and Summer Festival, the Halloween Cyclocross Crusade & Festival, and free summer concerts at the Les Schwab Amphitheater.
Families and individuals who want to learn traditional rifle marksmanship skills and the role they played in our Country’s founding will want to register for an upcoming Project Appleseed event. Project Appleseed is dedicated to bringing Americans closer to their heritage and passing on the tradition of rifle marksmanship in an enjoyable, safe setting.
Project Appleseed events offer safe, enjoyable, low-cost, hands-on activities that require no special rifles or equipment. Youth learn safe firearm handling and the fundamentals of rifle marksmanship, while adults improve and refine their marksmanship skills. The whole family can participate in, learn, and enjoy target shooting and discover the important people and events that occurred on the first day of the Revolutionary War. The event ends in what seems to be only minutes but the memories made last for years.
Preregistration fees are very affordable: FREE for Active Duty Military, Guard, and Reserve; FREE for peace officers, elected officials and individuals with disabilities; $5.00 for youth (under 21); $10.00 for women; and $70.00 for all others.