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Aug 6: Bend TT Nascar Races includes Hot Wheel & wooden car races. Paint, polish and practice for the big trophy. Mr. Magic brings kids of all ages to the family lodge for an evening of enjoyment.
Aug. 27: It's all about Clowns with our mini-carnival with games, balloons, popcorn, ice cream, and face painting. Plus, the Best Clown Contest.
August 7 Sunriver Music Festival - 2011 Summer Session Sponsored by the Sunriver Chamber, this event features fabulous musicians from all over the nation. It is one of the Pacific Northwest premier musical events. For information call (541) 593-9310 or visit www.sunrivermusic.org. Event is just 4 miles from the preserve.
Aug 6: PCLympics TT Triathalon competition. Endure your strength and mental abilities to compete in our events. Old-fashioned rock-n-roll, 50s and dance-a-thon with "The Fabulous Cover Dawgs". Aug. 20: Shoe Daze. Horseshoe Tourney, Find the Golden Horseshoe, make a horseshoe craft, kids horseshoe tourney, too. Welcome back HERITAGE to perform 2 shows.
Aug. 27: Up-Up and Away Daze. Parachute and Kite activities.
Aug 5-7: Pirates Unite Weekend at Whalers Rest. There will be a Treasure Hunt with a Pirates Plank too. Send your friend or foe to the Deep! Only for the brave at heart. The Bush Pilots will be jamming fiddling fun in our South Clubhouse, Saturday at 7 p.m.
All Aboard for a fun weekend with "Oriental Express" at Whalers Rest. Join in the fun and funny Sumo Wrestling Contest. Or you can take a quiet approach and learn some origami folding. Ron Diller will dazzle us with his guitar talent Saturday night at 7 p.m. in our South Clubhouse.
Aug. 19-21: Calling all "Couch Potatoes" for our weekend fun at Whalers Rest. Come Friday night to make your own Potato Head person. Saturday night in our South Clubhouse we will be having a Couch Potato Party for all ages. This will be a crazy fun memory making evening.
Aug. 25: Extreme Kids Night is going to be a lot of fun for the kids at Whalers. Parents just sign in your kids and they will have a great time while you can take the night off. Fun begins at 7 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m. We will have crazy games, swimming, snacks and a great movie.
Aug. 26-28: It's "Flower Power Weekend" at Whalers Rest. We will offer a fun tie-dying class both Friday and Saturday. Dee Smith will sing us down memory lane Saturday night in our South Clubhouse at 7 p.m.
Birch BayAug 27: an EPIC Piratical Event for ALL beginning at 7 p.m.
Aug 5: Hayride and campfire featuring Amy Hindman.
Aug. 6: Wacky Water Weekend: Join Sarah and Michelle on the Slip 'n Slide and wear your wackiest board shorts!
Aug. 13: Happy Birthday to You: Come on down to the Front Lawn and make your own Homemade Tin Can Ice Cream. We will be serving birthday cake along with it. Also, play Pin the Tail on the Ranger!
Aug. 19: Hayride and campfire featuring Amy Hindman. Also, our very own Michelle will be hosting our first "Countries Around the World" Weekend to see how many countries we visit.
Aug. 27: Dog Days of Summer: Have you ever tried your dog on an Agility Course? Do you have an unusual breed? Does your dog do a special trick you want to share? Dog Days of Summr celebrates your Best Friend so please join us and meet ours.
Mount VernonAug 5: TGIF Seafood Dinner. Aug. 6: Hot August Night features "Elvis", Car Show and Theme Dinner. Aug. 13: Hawaiian Luau with Aloha Dancers, plus Hawaiian Buffet. Aug. 20: Member Appreciation Weekend Potluck Dinner. Aug. 27: Minute to Win It.
Aug 5: Karaoke with "The Chick Pick's".
Aug. 6: 5th Annual Blueberry Festival Parade in our local town of Mossyrock, WA. Our Hayride Wagon will be in the parade again this year. Enjoy our very own Paradise DJ in the evening. Aug. 12: Karaoke with "The Chick Pick's. Aug. 13: Make a lei to wear as you watch the "Aloha Dancers". Plus Hula-Hoop contest and Root Beer Floats in a special glass. Wear your favorite flip-flops and grass skirts for the show tonight.
Aug. 14: Paddleboat Races around Honeymoon Island. Aug. 19: Bean Bag Baseball, No Running Allowed. Enjoy an evening with our Paradise DJ.
Aug. 20: Geo with a compass, you've never geocached until you've actually used a COMPASS! Marcia Guderian will be with us tonight at the campfire to play her guitar and have a sing-a-long with marshmallow & sticks provided. Aug. 26: It's WACKY DAY so wear your clothes backwards, inside out or upside down. Be Wacky. Bring a friend and anyone else you can find to play Team Pictionary - it's a blast. Have an evening of fun at Karaoke with "The Chick Pick's".
Aug. 27: Wrangler Days. Bring your remote control car to the races and win prizes. We have a limited supply of cowboy & cowgirl hats for serving with ice cream in them at our Ice Cream Social. YEE HAW dinner tonight includes BBQ Ribs and all the fixins'. Evening entertainment with Stormin Norman includes great Classic Rock from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Come shake a leg.
Aug. 28: Heather has planned an afternoon of Splashing Fun!
Aug 5-7: Join us here in the beautiful mountains for a Beach Mountain Party Weekend. How much watermelon can you eat? We will have a contest to see who can eat the most and the fastest. Can you Hula-Hoop? Bring your hula-hoop talents and enter the contest. Saturday night we will have a campfire and roast marshmallows, and listen to some Oldies But Goodies Music, at the Amphitheatre.
Aug. 12-14: Aloha! This weekend is our Hawaiian Luau Weekend. Dig out that Hawaiian shirt and join in our Island of Fun. We will have games in the pool, along with activities in the pool area. Activities will include Pineapple Bowling, Limbo contest, water balloon toss. Saturday night Faultline performs at the Amphitheatre.
Aug. 26-28: Wilderness Awareness Weekend: Start out Saturday morning with a nature hike with Pat Boss. Learn how to make a birdfeeder out of a pinecone, peanut butter and birdseed. Plus, Music under the Stars with Dennis Scott.
Lake of the Springs
Throughout August: Friday nights we have adult Money Bingo put on by the Volunteer Fire Department and every Saturday we will have the Family Campfire with John Carter.
Aug. 6: Family Dance with the Diamondback Band.
Aug. 13: Family Dance with the Jim Hunter Band.
>Aug. 20: Family Dance with Heading Due West.
Aug. 27: Family Dance with the James Slack Band.
July 30: Garlic Chaos Weekend: This is the Garlic Festival weekend and the area will be jumping. Join us for some fun with Mike Noonan.
Aug. 6: Old Timer's Weekend: Join us as we honor our senior citizens and have some fun. Evening entertainment TBA.
Aug. 13: Back To School Weekend: The kids will be heading back to school this week and things will slow down a lot around here. Join us as for some fun with Mike Noonan.
Aug. 20: My Name Ain't Sue Weekend: Come out and enjoy the music with Frank Plesek and the Cash Only Band as they entertain everyone with the music of the Man in Black, Johnny Cash.
Aug. 27: Hound Dog, You Are A Friend Of Mine Weekend: Elvis (Donald Prieto) will be here to entertain us as we pay tribute to our four-legged friends.
Aug 6: Western Weekend activities include Western crafts, Texas Hold-em' game, and Hoedown with Highway 91.
Aug. 13: Hawaiian Luau Weekend includes Hawaiian craft class, Hawaiian scavenger hunt, a Hawaiian dinner followed by a Polynesian show featuring Napua O'Kehau Lani Dancers.
Aug. 20: Wet and Wild Weekend fun includes water gun fight, water balloon toss, and water volleyball game.
Aug. 27: Back to School Weekend features back to school craft, CA Trivia Contest, softball game and Candy Bingo.
Every Saturday: Come on down to the arena to watch the stock dogs herding sheep and cattle and stay for the bucking bull demo! Get up close and personal with our "baby" bulls as we prepare them for a future in rodeo! A definite photo op! 11:00 a.m. to noon.Every Weekend: Join the fun and hop on board the famous Rancho Oso hay wagon to take a tour of the beautiful resort! They will drop off at the barn for the dog & bull demo and barn tour. Don't forget to call the stables and book your unforgettable horseback ride for ages 8 & over. Of course, you can get the little buckaroos their first ride on a big horse, led by one of our friendly wranglers too! The wild flowers are blooming, and the weather is perfect for hiking, riding, lounging by the pool or touring our local wineries. Later in the day, join us for wine tasting at the Adult Lodge, or come by the Stone Lodge for the Ice Cream Social to make your favorite sundae! Keep the weekend sweet with our Candy Bar Bingo too!
Regular Friday Night Spaghetti Feed now includes rice and fish on menu. Serving begins at 6 p.m. at Reba's Cafe in the Family Lodge, followed by a night of Bunco. Every Saturday and Sunday, from 8:30 to 10 a.m., we have breakfast with a full menu. The first and third Saturday is our Manager's Meeting at 11 a.m. at the Family Lodge followed by Skipbo Tournaments. Second and fourth Saturday, we have 9-Ball tournaments for teens and adults, crafts and ice cream socials. Also, non-denominational Sunday services.
Aug. 6: Jonathan the Great and his magnificent Magic Show. He also does a wonderful job at DJ and his wife teaches the Electric Slide. Great Fun!
Aug. 13: We are bringing a little of the island to San Benito with music and fine dining at our Annual Luau. This year our feast will be coming right out of the ground as we will be cooking the pig in a pit. Out Island plays music and puts on a wonderful Hawaiian show.
Aug. 20: It's one of those warm wonderful evenings and just perfect for our Outdoor Movies. Bring your lounge chair, air mattress, sleeping pallet and kick back, take your shows off and enjoy!
Aug. 27: Come on down to the Family Lodge for Open Grill Night and hot dogs, hamburgers and onion rings. Afterward relax with a little dancing as Old Habits perform.
Aug 27: Wild Things Animal Show for all ages at 11 a.m.
Thursdays in August
Wilderness LakesAug 6: Luau Weekend: Buttons the Clown and friends will be here to paint your face and make balloon figures. Vylani's Polynesian Dancers perform many dances from their native islands. Their Fire Dancer will get your attention very quickly. Contest and prizes for all ages.
Aug. 13: Dominic's Karaoke for the whole family. Who knows you might be discovered for American Idol.
Aug. 20: Casino Night. Come play Blackjack for FREE. Play with Wilderness money and get rich. Tickets given and drawing for prizes at the end of the evening. Must be 21 to play.
Aug. 27: Ron Ebell plays any type of music you could imagine. Just bring the whole family out to the Family Pool and enjoy quality time together. You can dance, clap your hands, stomp your feet or just listen.
Bay LandingAug 5-7: Safari Weekend: Hop aboard our safari wagon where the adventure to the jungle begins! See how many jungle animals you can find and they are yours! There could be a monkey in a tree, two snakes on the ground, watch out for the lions and tigers! We will have a Tarzan yell contest also! We will go around the jungle and pick out some animal tracks and make plaster molds of what you find. Maybe our bobcat or a real lion! A day of fun is planned for all. Aug. 12-14; Too Hot to Handle: Let's all run for the ice water! A bike, run and swim triathlon – this is a blast! How many hot fries can you eat in a timed race. Angie will have something brewing in her Rattlesnake Cave to along with this theme weekend.
Colorado RiverAugust activities will be self-generated. All amenities are available for member and guest use. August 27 Boots and Bling Gala Benefit Fundraiser to benefit the Columbus FFA Alumni, including silent and live auctions. Open to the public – admission is $25 per person. Held at the Veteran's Memorial Center, 1349 Legion Drive, Columbus, just 5 miles from the preserve. Event begins at 6:30 p.m. For more information call (979) 732-6980.
Lake ConroeAug 6: Happy August Birthdays: Come join us for birthday cake at our August Birthday Celebration! Everyone's welcome. Aug. 13: Artist's Weekend: We'll provide the chalk and you'll provide the creativity, so come prepared to cover the pavilion with your artwork. We'll also have a coloring contest for the kids. Aug. 20: Talent Galore Weekend: Can you sing, dance, play an instrument, tell a story, rap or do magic? Plan to participate and show off in our evening talent show. Aug. 27: Potluck Pig-Out Weekend: Are you a Julia Child, a Rachael Ray, a Guy Fieri or maybe a Bobby Flay? Do you have a special dish your family always asks for? Make that dish and share it with your fellow campers. No charge, just sign up to participate and then bring a dish or dishes to serve your family and at least six others. Yum!
Lake TawakoniEvery Weekend --- August is HOT in Texas…Our activities will center around staying COOL and comfortable with pool games and pavilion activities. Check our weekly schedule for weekend happenings. First Monday Trade Days Held at the Canton, Texas Fairgrounds, just 30 miles from the preserves this event is one of the world's largest trade days.
Lake TexomaAug 6-7: Kick off August with our Birthday Weekend that includes a mini-golf tournament, Birthday Bingo with cake and our most popular competition, Minute to Win It. Sunday Ice Cream Social. Aug. 13-14: Tournament Weekend: Find out who's the best on the courts in our Pickleball Tourney and our basketball Free Throw Contest, plus a horseshoe tourney and pool tournament. Aug. 20-21: Games Weekend features Pegs and Jokers, Hand & Foot, Mexican Train and many more. Ping Pong will wrap up the evening's activities. Aug. 27-28: Back to School Weekend. Win some school supplies playing Back to School Bingo. The teens will dance and swim the evening away at the Teen Pool Party while the rest of the family plays Krazy Golf. Bailey's Berry Patch Pick your own blueberries and blackberries. Blueberries are as big as marbles and blackberries are big too! Located at 905 Crawford Road, near Sadler, off FM 901, about 11 miles from the preserve. For information call (903) 564-6228.
Lake WhitneyAug 6: Dawg Days of Summer. Aug. 13: Bingo and Game Weekend. Aug. 20: Beach Party Weekend. Aug. 27: Treasure Weekend.
Medina LakeAug 6: Luau Day: Top of the Trail Café will be pit roasting a pig while we are having some Island Fun. We will be having island games, including volleyball, water games, limbo and more. We will have a contest such as ugliest Big Toe, Hawaiian Costumes and Hula Dance.
Aug 12-14: Lake Gaston Idol Contest: Exciting, talented, Lake Gaston participation! Sing, dance, or joke; anything you feel you have talent in. Everyone is invited! Be a participant or spectator, we are sure you will have a most enjoyable time. The contest will be held during Saturday evening entertainment at the pavilion.
Natchez TraceAug 6: Wacky Water Games at 2 p.m. Casino Night at 7 p.m. Aug. 13: Back to School Bash at the Red Barn. Aug. 20: Hillbilly Weekend: 7 p.m. Bluegrass Jamboree. Aug. 27: Cruise In Car Show: Gates open at 3 p.m. Event features lives rock n' roll with Jerry's Kids (Grateful Dead Tribute Band) and cookout. 50s and 60s Sock Hop at the Town Hall at 7:30 p.m.
Harbor ViewAug 5-7: Water Balloon Toss Weekend: Kids from 3 to 93; stay dry to win a prize! Aug. 12-14: Candy Bingo Weekend. Aug. 19-21: Pool Noodle Weekend: Bring your pool noodle for all kinds of fun in the pool. Aug 27: "Campground Squares" Weekend: We're invited to join the Campfire Squares for square dancing! August 12 Friday Art Walk Take a walking tour of various businesses where local artwork is displayed. Held in Colonial Beach, just 10 miles from the preserve. For information call (804) 410-2025. August 27 Market Days & Bluemont Concert Open-air Market, beginning at 9 a.m., featuring arts, crafts, plants and food venders and music by "The Taters Country Rock" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Held in the town of Colonial Beach. For information call (804) 223-0021.
Gateway to Cape Cod
Aug 8: Carnival Weekend: Something new this year, "Donkey Hops". Race around the track and see which "Donkey" comes in first. Clown Act in the afternoon, fun and games all day long. D.J. Entertainment in the evening.
Aug. 27: Back to School: After the long hot summer, we are all anxious for school to begin. Meet old friends, share summer memories, make new friends, learn great new stuff. We will be having some getting ready for school fun. DJ Entertainment in the evening.
Throughout August: Every Wednesday night is Dancing with Joan.
Aug. 5-7: Wet & Wild Weekend: Friday night Bingo in the Barn, plus Saturday crafts, water games, wagon ride, and fun time to cool off on the slip ‘n slide. Aug. 12-14: Blast from the Past Weekend: Friday night Bingo in the Barn, Saturday crafts, wagon ride, and Men and the Machine band perform at the pool in the evening.
Aug. 19-21: Happy Birthday to All Weekend: Friday night Bingo in the Barn, Saturday crafts and wagon ride, plus a big birthday party for all.
Aug. 26-28: Mystery Weekend: Friday night Bingo in the Barn Saturday wagon ride and a wonderful evening of mystery. No Crafts Today.
Scotrun Aug 13: It's Outdoor Movie Night - on the Big Screen, under the stars. We'll make cotton candy too! Aug. 20: Happy Hobo Weekend: Weekend includes a magic show and face painting in the afternoon and in the evening we'll make hobo pies and s'mores at the pavilion. Aug. 27: We will have a caricature artists at the Rec. Hall from 7 to 10 p.m. Come and get your portrait done! August 5-14 Musikfest One of the largest music festivals in the US. There is a charge for top stars, but all the rest is free. Event includes lots of food and vendors. For information call (610) 332-3378 or visit artsquest.org. August 28 - September 3 West End Fair A true Country Fair with rides, fireworks, demolition derbies, plus animal judging, horticulture, arts, crafts and more. Live shows, food and carnival games too! Held at West End Fairgrounds in Gilbert, just 10 miles from the preserve. For information visit www.westendfairgilbertpa.com.
Aug 19: Wine Tasting! Enjoy wines from the local vineyards as well as wines brought by guests from their travels.
Aug 12-14: Western Weekend: Our first Corn Shucking Contest, Watermelon Eating Contest and Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest. An authentic covered wagon will be at the preserve for great photo shots.
Aug. 19-21: Luau Weekend: Grab your Hawaiian shirt or skirt and come celebrate a true Luau feast. Dinner will be followed by a dance.
Aug. 26-28: Birthday and Anniversary Celebration/Card Bingo: Celebrate anniversaries and birthdays in the month of August and Card Bingo in the Welcome Center Saturday evening.
Aug 13-14: "Last Big Fling before School" includes Ice Cream Sundaes and slip n' slide. Aug. 27-28: "Autumn is in the Air" includes bingo and scavenger hunt.
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