BEND, OR -- After a three-year hiatus, Stars Over Newberry returns this Friday.
The fundraiser benefiting Discover Your Forest is at the Lava Lands Visitor Center and atop Lava Butte, in the Newberry National Volcanic Monument.
Discover Your Forest Executive Director Karen Walsh says the event offers unique stargazing opportunities, “The hop-servatory from Worthy will be there. We also have Sisters Astronomy Club, Oregon Observatory, and lots of astronomers to help all our guests and our staff enjoy the night sky.”
In addition to the stellar viewing, there’s live music, catered food and beverages, and a live and silent auction, “We have a Mount Bachelor chair from the Skyliner lift that had been decommissioned. We also have a chef curated dinner by Five Fusion. We have a plethora of wonderful trips… staycations.” Walsh says proceeds help Discover Your Forest’s conservation education programs, “In partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, we recruit and manage the second largest volunteer force on the nation's public lands and we annually provide field trips to upwards of 12,000 local K through 12 students.”
Find ticket information for Stars Over Newberry here.