E-news for the Week of March 8, 2021
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Sunriver Area Events and Activities
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Spring Eggstravaganza
Join us in The Village at Sunriver for our first ever Spring Eggstravaganza! Treasure hunters of all ages can enjoy searching the pedestrian areas of The Village to find gold, silver, and metallic blue eggs ranging in value. Each day from March 20th through April 3rd, look for one golden egg valued at $25, three silver eggs valued at $10 each, and seven metallic blue eggs with toys for kids (ages 3+). Please make sure to be traffic aware and COVID-19 safe while on property searching for eggs. Eggs will not be hidden inside of buildings or in parking lots or roadways. The Spring Eggstravaganza offers outdoor, family-friendly fun for all! Found an egg? Share your find with us on social media @TheVillageAtSunriver on Facebook and Instagram, or @VillageSunriver on Twitter using the #SpringEggstravaganza!”
Spring Bigger with Mt. Bachelor’s Longest Spring Season to Date
With one of the longest ski seasons in North America, Mt. Bachelor typically spins its lifts through Memorial Day Weekend, and after logging 329″ of snowfall so far this winter, our ten-foot base snowpack is set to carry us through for another incredible spring season. Spring days at Mt. Bachelor can’t be beat — the sun is shining, the corduroy is carve-able and our Woodward Mountain Parks are tuned to progression perfection — making it the ultimate basecamp for soaking up the stunning Cascades and logging Summit days. Starting March 27, the 2021 Spring Pass is your ticket to your best spring adventures. Buy your pass now and ski and snowboard for up to 65 days from Saturday, March 27 through Sunday, May 30. Starting at $299 for an adult pass, the pass pays for itself after just a few visits.
Purchase the passHere
Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory
Choose Your Own Adventure!
Explore nature or seek the stars with your family in a fun and safe way! Choose from a variety of special private experiences guided by SNCO’s naturalists and astronomers.
Choose from:
  • Owl Meet & Greet
  • Raptor Tour
  • Sunriver Nature Hike
  • Birding Adventure
  • Observatory Daytime Experience
  • Star Party
Sunriver Nature Hike
Saturday, March 13, 10:00 am to 11:30am.
Spring is in the air, so gather your family and explore! During this naturalist guided hike we’ll journey through the forest to the river looking for signs of wildlife awakening with spring. SNCO
Sunriver Library
The Library is open Tuesday to Saturday from noon to 6 pm. Face coverings are required for staff and customers over the age of five. Visits are limited to 30 minutes per customers per day.
What is available: Browsing & checking out books, movies & more, public computers.
Free: printing, copying, faxing & scanning.
Webinars
-Tuesday, March 9, 6:00 pm: Wolves of the West. Live on Zoom. Learn about the wolf’s natural history, biology, and society & their history of eradication up to today’s current management programs. Click Here
-Tuesday, March 16, 3:00 pm: Pollinator Pathway & Native Bees of Central Oregon: Learn how you can help pollinators this spring and get acquainted with native bees in this two part presentation with Basey Klopp of the Bend Pollinator Pathway and Toni Stephan, Horticulture and Small Farms Instructor at the OSU Deschutes County Extension Office. Click Here
-Wednesday, March 24, 3:00 pm: Chinese Experience in America: Hear how the story of two Chinese gentlemen in early John Day reveals a more realistic version of Chinese Experience from the mid-1800s - 1960s with Don Merritt, Museum Curator and Archaeologist for Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site. Click Here
-Wednesday, March 31, 6:00 pm: Changing Climates & Wildlife: A Climate-Altered Future.
Consider ways that changing climates are affecting wildlife and effects we can anticipate as climate change continues with WWU Environmental Sciences Associate Professor John McLaughlin, PhD. Click Here
Own Your Own Piece of the Cascade Lake Highway!
International artist and photographer Marjorie Wood Hamlin, a local resident ,is popular at the Merchant Trader gift shop in the Lodge at Sunriver Resort. This photo is one you will treasure for a remembrance of your vacation here or to grace your home in Central Oregon. The feature for this week is “Mount Bachelor from Elk Lake” a framed limited edition photograph reasonably priced at $125. There are four others to choose from on the gallery wall and a large rack of matted and unframed prints of her paintings and photographs of local scenes. There is only one of this framed photo, so act quickly. The Merchant Trader is on the lower level of the lodge next to the golf shop. It can be reached at (541) 593-1000.
Second Tern Open for Donations
Second Tern Thrift Store is now accepting accepting donations on Fridays AND Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Please drop off your clean, unstained reusables at 17377 Spring River Road.  Please call 541-593-3367 for acceptable items if you have question.   Come shop with us on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00am to 3:00 pm..
A List of Sunriver Area Restaurants and Delicatessens Open for Business

The Fold Happy Hour
Sunriver newest eating eastablishment, the Fold Craft Pizza and Kitchen introduces happy hour to take place Mon. through Fri from 3 pm to 5 pm. Enjoy your favoriate craft beer, local wine or cocktail at reduced prices. Check out their menu Here
SRWC Programs
Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is Steppin’ up for us!
Join us for our monthly ZOOM Luncheon on Tuesday, March 16, from 11:30-1:00.The luncheon will include an optional meal that you pick up between 11:00-11:30 am at Café Sintra. Beginning at 11:20, from the comfort of your home, we will have a ZOOM session where we explore break out rooms allowing for time to socialize. This will be followed by the business portion of the meeting and we will finish with our virtual visit with Ashley Volz, Emergency Services Coordinator, Special Services Unit, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office. Her main topic will be emergency preparedness.
Meal choice is $15.00 plus 50 cent processing fee and paid for upon reservation through the SRWC website. Meal Choices are:
Cheesy Florentine Chicken Lasagna or
Turkey, roasted pepper, Havarti cheese, arugula and pesto aïoli sandwich and half salad with fresh spinach, seasonal berries, feta cheese, candied walnuts and Balsamic dressing on the side.
March Zoom Luncheon With Lunch From Cafe Sintra Click Here
March Zoom Luncheon WITHOUT Lunch
The deadline to register is Friday, March 12. The ZOOM link will be sent to all those who make a reservation 24 hours before the meeting. 
Webfoot Painting's 13th Annual Project Serious: Non-profit Edition
It's that time of year again! One of our all-time favorites. We're launching our 13th Annual Project Serious Giveaway. The continued trust and support of our Central Oregon friends and neighbors (like you!) allows us to keep doing this each year, so you’re just as much a part of this as we are. Thank you! This year we have $25,000 of FREE services to give away to a Seriously Great Non-profit. Nominations are now open! Non-profits within Central Oregon will have between March 5th and March 18th to submit their application and video nomination to our team. The community vote will close on April 4th and the top 3 non-profits will be voted on by Webfoot and announced on April 9th! For Project Serious nomination inquiries, questions and technical support, please contact our team at marketing@webfootpainting.com or by phone at 541-668-3015. Are you ready to help us?! Submit your nomination Here
Sunriver Area Community
Sunriver You Upcoming Classes
The following classes are being offered in March. Registration is required to receive the invitation to participate in the live virtual class. For more detailed information and to register please go to www.sunriveryou.com
This three-part History of Sunriver series is a continuation in more detail of the popular class John Salzer presented in Feb 2020
History of Sunriver 1 – From 1968-1985
Date and Time: Thursday, March 11, 6:00pm
History of Sunriver 2 – From 1985-2003
Date and Time: Thursday, March 25, 6:00pm
History of Sunriver 3 – From 2003-2020
Date and Time: Thursday, April 8, 6:00pm
Conversational Spanish
Mondays March 8, 15, 22, 29 at 1:00-2:00 pm via Zoom. Led by Cindy McConnell for those that are conversant in Spanish and would like an opportunity to practice and speak to others.
SROA Board Town Hall
March 15 4:00-5:30 pm via Zoom with James Lewis, SROA General Manager, and Brad Skinner the SROA President.  This will be the first of a regular series of Town Halls presented by the SROA Board, the Owners Enrichment Committee and Sunriver You. The first part will be a presentation about current SROA Goals for The North Pool, Mary McCallum Park, Fort Rock Park Recreation Facility Changes, and Pathway Tunnels. The second part will be time for questions and answers related to those topics. 
Sunriver Art Fair
Application deadline for the 2021 Sunriver Art Fair is March 15, 2021! Apply now by clicking here
New for 2021: The Sunriver Art Fair will be in-person and online! Artist applications for the 12th Sunriver Art Fair are now open. Apply for both the live event August 13-15, 2021 and our new online event August 13-September 26, 2021. 
Go to www.sunriverartfair.com for more information, and follow us on 



Legacy Bricks
Make 2021 Memorable with a Legacy Brick
Order your Legacy Brick now for Spring 2021 delivery! Legacy Bricks will be permanently displayed as part of the walkway surrounding the amphitheater bowl at the SHARC and are the perfect way to honor friends, family, loved ones and places forever. And we also offer a miniature replica brick to keep in your home or office! Proceeds support the Sunriver Women’s Club Philanthropy Program through grants to local nonprofits fulfilling essential needs to south Deschutes County. Place your orders Here  
or email us at srwcbricks@gmail.com

March 2021 Sunriver Scene
Official Monthly Publication of the Sunriver Owners Association
March 3, 2020 Edition of the Cascade A&E
Weekly Art & Culture Events

COVID 19 Resources & Updates
State of Oregon Gov. Kate Brown
Oregon Regional Solutions - Task Force
Health Updates Oregon Health Authority
Student and Family Resources Oregon Department of Education
Child Care Resources for Providers and FamiliesOregon Early Learning Division
Business Resources and InformationBusiness Oregon
Oregon’s Small Business Resource Navigator Business Oregon
Business Guidance & Loan Resources – US Small Business Administration-SBA
Tourism Industry Resources and UpdatesTravel Oregon
Restaurant and Lodging Industry ResourcesOregon Restaurant Association
Corporate Activity Tax - Changes and Updates
COVID 19 Resources
OHA’s COVID-19 Vaccine website contains numerous helpful resources and in multiple languages.
The Oregon COVID-19 vaccination data dashboard shows how many doses are administered across the state each day.
Please regularly check these County pages for updated information on the COVID-19 vaccines:
Vaccine Distribution Status Update
During the week of March 8, Deschutes County will distribute 3,510 first-dose COVID-19 vaccines at clinics held in Bend, La Pine and Sisters. 
COVID-19 vaccines will be provided by appointment at:  
-Deschutes County Health Services Vaccine Clinic, Bend. The County will call eligible residents who have completed the County’s Vaccine Interest Form to schedule appointments directly, until appointments are filled. Staff will begin calling residents on Monday, March 8. Please do not call the clinic to inquire about receiving a vaccine.
-La Pine Senior Center / Deschutes County Health Services Vaccine Clinic. The County will call eligible residents in South County who have completed the County’s Vaccine Interest Form to schedule appointments directly, until appointments are filled. Staff will begin calling residents on Monday, March 8. Please do not call the clinic to inquire about receiving a vaccine.
-Mosaic Medical will be reaching out directly to schedule appointments for patients 65 and older.
-Summit/BMC will be reaching out directly to schedule appointments for patients 65 and older. . 
-Sisters Drug will be reaching out directly to schedule appointments for patients 65 and older. .
-Fred Meyer (Bend and Redmond) will provide appointments to eligible residents. For information about appointments and scheduling, visit www.fredmeyer.com/covidvaccine or call (866) 211-5320.
-Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. Some retail pharmacies in Central Oregon are offering the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible groups through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program for COVID-19 Vaccination. Appointments may be available by visiting https://vaccinefinder.org
According to Oregon Health Authority data, Deschutes County has vaccinated nearly half of residents 65 or older and 80% of residents 75 or older. 
The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
-The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is 85% effective in preventing severe COVID-19. and 100% effective in preventing COVID-19 hospitalization and death.
-The Johnson & Johnson trials occurred later than Moderna or Pfizer trials, after more virus variants had spread widely. Therefore, comparing the efficacy of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to that of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines can be misleading.
-Having a one-dose regimen will allow us to vaccinate more people against COVID-19 quickly. It is also a great option for those who face logistical barriers in returning for a second appointment and for those who don't like needles.
-The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a viral vector vaccine and does not contain eggs, preservatives, or latex. Viral vector vaccine technology was used to respond to recent Ebola outbreaks.
-The vaccine doesn’t include the COVID-19 virus. Instead, it uses genetic material to prompt the body's immune system to recognize and respond to SARS-CoV-2 so that the body will recognize and react to the actual coronavirus if needed.
-The review and approval process for the Johnson & Johnson was the same as it was for the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. All COVID-19 vaccine trials included participants with diverse backgrounds.
-It can be stored in a refrigerator for months, making it easier to distribute without the need for ultra-cold storage.  
-No serious safety concerns have been reported.
Exclusive Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Application Period for Small Businesses
Apply now through March 10, 2021.
Effective February 24, the SBA established a 14-day, exclusive PPP loan application period for businesses and nonprofits with fewer than 20 employees (including family child care homes as sole proprietors). The SBA also announced four additional changes to broaden the universe of employers who can benefit from PPP forgivable loans. If you didn't qualify before, you might now.
Business Oregon Announces Commercial Rent Relief Grants to Help Small Businesses Behind on Lease Payments
The Oregon Legislative Emergency Board allocated $100 million to Business Oregon for a new program to provide financial assistance to small businesses and commercial landlords impacted by the economic hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program provides grants to building owners to cover outstanding lease payments from small business tenants that are behind on rent due to COVID-19. The grants can go up to $100,000 per each business tenant lease, but not more than $3 million for each landlord. The landlord must agree not to evict the tenant for six months and waive any rights to collect outstanding penalties or interest, or enforce eviction clauses related to the delinquent lease payments between March 1, 2020 and February 28, 2021. The program will open for applications on Monday, March 8. Both the business tenant and property owner will need to participate in the application process and sign the grant agreement, but the initial application needs to be completed by the landlord. More program information and eligibility details are available on Business Oregon’s website.

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