50th Quota Christmas Bazaar and Craft Fair

December 02, 2017 9:00am–5:00pm

Christmas is Golden at the 50th annual Quota Christmas Bazaar and Craft Fair! Admission is Free, with donations gladly accepted. Nearly 100 booths offer a wide selection of hand-crafted items and unique gift merchandise. Many of the vendors participate in the ever popular Treasure Hunt Raffle, with drawings on Sunday afternoon. Concessions are served from the kitchen by Quota International club members. Santa Claus will be visiting for photos on Saturday and Sunday from 11am-1pm.

Through the fundraising efforts of this event, the local Quota International chapter is able to purchase hearing aids for children, help those with hearing and speech difficulties, and donate to other organizations assisting disadvantaged women and children.
Again this year - Quota International of Klamath Falls is collecting NEW pajamas from the general public. These pajamas are distributed to the children in foster care in Klamath and Lake Counties. All sizes from birth to teenage are welcome and appreciated.
   

Quota Bazaar is also a collection place for the Marine Corps Toys For Tots Program. Quota International of Klamath Falls, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in 1947. We change lives in communities around the world for the deaf, hard-of-hearing, and disadvantaged women & children through service, friendship and fun.  For membership information, contact us at 541-884-4428, or find us on Facebook.

Sponsored by Mick Insurance

4th Annual Ugly Sweater Run

December 02, 2017 9:00am–11:00am

'Tis the season! Don your ugliest of ugly sweaters head to Harbor Isles for Klamath’s 4th Annual Ugly Sweater Run!
    

This snow or shine event is for all ages and even pets are encouraged to dress for the occasion!  This 5k fun run/walk (3.1 miles) is your choice of a jolly jog or sprightly stroll through Harbor Isles with no official timing, and no recommended fitness level. So, grab your friends, cajole your co-workers and persuade your pet loving pals to dig out the ugly sweaters and come join the fun!

Kids Dash & Doggie Dress Up are no charge events. Running or not, bring your friends and family to cheer everyone on!

For registration visit active.com and search Klamath Falls events or call Jenine at 541.281.7212.

Get ugly as a team and save $5 EACH!

Hometown Holiday Celebration

December 02, 2017 9:00am–8:00pm

Hometown Holiday Light Parade at 5:30 pm - Downtown Bonanza on Hwy 70

Big Springs Park Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:00 pm at Big Springs Park

Santa's Visit at 6:00 pm at Big Springs Park

  • Santa will end the parade riding in on a Bonanza fire truck
  • Santa will turn on the lights at Big Springs Park at the Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • Santa will then go to the Main Fire Hall to visit with the children (don't forget your camera)
  • Free hot cocoa, coffee and doughnuts will be provided at the Main Fire Hall during Santa's visit

Bonanza Lion's Club Pie Social

  • 5:30-8:00 pm at St. Cabrini's Catholic Church located on the corner of Harpold Road and Hwy 70
  • Cost is $1.00
  • Free to those bringing a non-perishable food time to be donated to the local food bank

Holiday Craft Bazaar all day from 9am-7pm at the Bonanza Community Center in Downtown Bonanza

Christmas in the Country Craft Bazaar all day from 9am-8pm at Bonanza School's Little Gym on Mission Street

A Visit from St. Nicholas

December 02, 2017 10:00am–2:00pm

Join in on an exciting day of Christmas joy for all! Several family activities, including a visit from Santa, living manger, coloring, games and prizes, ornament decorating, a make your own reindeer food tent, and more.


Be sure to bring in 3 canned good items, or boxes of food that go with a holiday meal to be entered in to a special drawing. Items will be given to the Klamath-Lake County Food Bank to provide for families in need.

Presented by Woodland Lighting and Home and Winema Electric

Holiday Art Showcase

December 02, 2017 12:00pm–4:00pm

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus and you will probably see him hanging out at the Klamath Art Gallery for its annual Holiday Showcase from Sunday, November 5th through Sunday, December 17th. Browse and shop in a relaxed environment far from the madding crowds. Come early and return often to take advantage of a wide variety of creative and affordable gifts replenished regularly by our many artisans. You are sure to find unique Christmas ornaments, hand woven scarves and hats as well as jewelry, greeting cards and much, much more. Be sure to feast your eyes on the many paintings and photographs that will grace our walls – and perhaps yours!

Everyone is cordially invited to attend the reception on opening day, Sunday, November 5th from 12:00 to 4:00. Come savor tasty holiday treats and meet several of the artists. In addition, a prize drawing will be held every hour for a handcrafted item made and donated by members. On Sunday, December 3rd, from 12:00 to 4:00 pm, the Gallery will host an Open House where you will have yet another opportunity to enjoy refreshments, more prize drawings and shopping.

Mark your calendar and get the word out.  Let the Klamath Art Gallery Holiday Showcase launch you into the spirit of the season! Your support will help keep our legacy alive as being of one of the oldest organizations of its kind in Oregon since 1946. We’ll see you there!

Admission is always FREE!

        
The Klamath Art Gallery is located in historic Maple Park at 120 Riverside Drive, at the South end of the Link River "birding trail." The gallery's holiday schedule is noon to 4 PM every day of the week, except closed on Wednesdays.  According to our bylaws our purpose is "to stimulate and encourage the practice, study, and appreciation of the arts, in the public interest." For additional information about the historic Klamath Art Association and Gallery phone 541-883-1833 during business hours.  

Folksongs of the Winter Holiday Concert

December 02, 2017 1:00pm–3:00pm

The library is pleased to present the Folksongs of the Winter Holidays featuring Adam Miller. One of the premier autoharpists in the world, Adam Miller is a renowned American folksinger and natural-born storyteller. Miller accompanies his rich, resonant baritone voice with lively finger-picking acoustic guitar and stunningly beautiful autoharp melodies. A masterful entertainer who never fails to get his audience singing along, he has distinguished himself as one of the great interpreters of American folksongs and folktales, and as a performer who appeals to audiences of all ages. Miller will be performing well-known and not so well-known traditional folksongs and carols for New Year's Eve, Hanukkah, Christmas and Winter Solstice. This will be a great family event and all ages are invited to attend. For more information, call 541-882-8894.


Presented by Friends of the Library

Ranger-Led Snowshoe Walks

December 02, 2017 1:00pm–3:00pm

Crater Lake National Park is pleased to announce that our popular ranger-guided snowshoe walks will start on Friday, November 24 and will be offered every Saturday and Sunday (and on most holidays) through April 29, 2018.  Walks will also be offered daily from December 16 through January 1.

Crater Lake is one of the snowiest inhabited places in America, receiving an average of 43 feet of snow per year.  Ranger-led snowshoe walks are a fun way to explore this winter wonderland while learning how plants, animals, and people survive the long winter.

The walks start at 1:00 pm, last two hours, and cover 1-2 miles of moderate-to-strenuous terrain.  They don’t follow a trail—the hike is an off-trail exploration through the forests and meadows along the rim of Crater Lake.

No previous snowshoeing experience is necessary.  Snowshoes are provided free of charge, and there is no cost for the tour (apart from the park entrance fee of $10 per car).   Participants should be at least 8 years old and come prepared with warm clothing and water-resistant footwear.

Space on each tour is limited, and advance reservations are required.  For more information and to sign up, call the park’s visitor center at 541-594-3100.  The visitor center is open daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm except on December 25.  Organized groups (such as scout troops, hiking clubs, and church groups) may be able to arrange for a separate tour. 

Crater Lake National Park is open year-round, 24 hours a day.  The park’s north entrance and Rim Drive are closed to cars in the winter, but the west and south entrances are plowed daily and are open to automobiles throughout the year.  There is no winter lodging in the park, however the Rim Village Café & Gift Shop is open daily except on November 23 and December 25.  Spectacular views of Crater Lake can be enjoyed at Rim Village during periods of clear weather. 

Santa Trolley Food Drive

December 02, 2017 3:30pm–5:30pm

Bring a food donation for the Klamath Lake County Food Bank and visit with Santa and the Snowflake Festival Princesses.

Oregon Tech Women's Basketball

December 02, 2017 4:00pm–7:00pm

See Oregon Tech take on The College of Idaho

Country Christmas Jublilee

December 02, 2017 5:00pm–9:00pm

This delightful event includes dinner, music, live and silent auction.  Businesses and groups in Klamath Falls donate beautiful decorated trees, with unique themes and gifts galore under the tree.  The trees, along with other items, are auctioned off during the live auction.  All funds raised are used to clothe children in need through Operation School Bell.  

Reservations Required

Admission $50

Oregon Tech Men's Basketball

December 02, 2017 5:30pm–9:00pm

See Oregon Tech Owls take on The College of Idaho.

Chiloquin Tree Lighting

December 02, 2017 5:30pm–6:00pm

Chiloquin Fire and Rescue is proud to present the Chiloquin Community Tree Lighting at the Chiloquin City parking lot on December 2nd at 5:30 pm. There will be caroling and a special appearance by Santa! This is a free community event, however members of Chiloquin Fire and Rescue will be on hand taking caned food donations for their annual food drive. If you have any questions, please contact Renee Hansen at 541-783-3860.

Battle of the Browns: Beer Tastings

December 02, 2017 7:00pm–10:00pm

For this week's Curious Sampler it's a Battle of the Browns. 

Some of them are barrel aged more than $10 a bottle! Come to our Battle of the Browns Curious Sampler and try all eight for a cover charge of $14. As always, your Curious Sampler, cover gets you the beer, comraderie with other curious samplers, a free slice of Rodeos Pizza or $4 towards any food purchase and a chance to win a $10 gift certificate. Also, the first 20 minutes of each flight is done "blind", so you will know which beers you are tasting but you get to guess which is in each glass until........drumroll please! ..... badadadada ...... THE GRAND REVEAL! Blind tastings are very fun and insightful. We promise you'll love it! Space is limited to 15 per night so buy a ticket now for you and a friend or two. You can find the menu for this sampler here.

Open Skate

December 02, 2017 7:00pm–9:00pm

Admission Ages 18+ $8.00/6 to 17 $7.00/5 and Under Free. Skate Rental $4.00. Helmets recommended for all ages – bring your own or rent one of ours for $3! P.S. We teach skating lessons - ask us about them! We also sell gift cards!

All prices and sessions are subject to change.  

Open Skate

Age 18+ ...................$8.00

Age 6-17...................$7.00

Age 5 and Under.......Free

Skate Rental .............$4.00

*Schedule is subject to change without notice. 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

December 02, 2017 7:30pm–9:30pm

A varied and talented group of tweens vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, these precocious kiddos spell their way through a series of – sometimes made-up – words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing “ding” of the bell that signals a mistake. Six spellers enter; only one will leave the Putnam County champ!

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny, and touching book and a truly fresh and vibrant score, this bee is one unforgettable experience. A riotous ride, complete with audience participation,  this show is a delightful den of comedic genius.

Content advisory: This family-friendly musical features a song about puberty; parents may want to consider whether to bring children that are too young for this subject.

Tickets can be purchased at Perwinkle Home located at 831 Main Street, Klamath Falls