Community Calendar

The KPOV Community Calendar is a way to keep up with events in our community.  The Calendar airs on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10AM, 3PM, and 8PM.

You can also read the week’s events at any time, here on our website!

To submit events for the KPOV community calendar, please email the date, time, and details to events@kpov.org at least two weeks in advance.  (You can also submit it here for inclusion in our community announcement file for DJs to read.)

Voices
Monday – Jim Roberts
Wednesday – Randy Harano
Friday – Toni Colotte

 

September 24 – 30, 2018

Monday September 24

Securing SBA Loans
Securing SBA Loans, 6:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library. SBA has a variety of loan programs, and each is developed to suit individual business needs such as start-up funds, exporting assistance funds, disaster recovery and more. Learn more about securing SBA loans in this program. Free, but space is limited and registration is required.
https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar/event/48314

Reduce Stress with Mindfulness and OSU Extension
The Stress Less with Mindfulness class series introduces participants to the experience and practice of mindfulness to reduce stress.
The series of four sessions will be taught by Glenda Hyde, OSU Extension Service community educator on Tuesdays, October 2, 9, 16 and 23, 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM. During the classes, participants will increase flexibility in responding to stress, learn about alternative ways of relating to everyday life experiences and practice mindfulness self-care skills. Participants will reduce stress-related symptoms such as worry, depression and physical tension resulting in better quality sleep and improved work-life balance. The cost of the series is $5.00 per person, and can be paid at the first lesson. Register in advance by calling the OSU Extension Service office in Redmond, 541-548-6088 by Friday, September 28.

Quiet Writing Time
10:00am to 1:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library you can join other writers and Writer’s Collective of Central Oregon for quiet writing time at the Library. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org

Wasted: The Story of Food Waste
7:00pm at The Environmental Center, the movie WASTED! exposes the criminality of food waste and how it’s directly contributing to climate change and shows us how each of us can make small changes – all of them delicious – to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st Century. $10 per person suggested donation. Doors at 6:30, film showing at 7pm, short panel discussion to follow the movie with industry and community experts. Info: http://www.rethinkwasteproject.org/

Local Food Challenge
Every day from Sept 24-29th, HDFFA will send you daily mini-challenges. These are fun opportunities to try new flavors, interact with your community, and learn about farmers, ranchers and the Central Oregon food landscape. The more challenges you do, the more points you rack up. The more points you earn, the closer you get to the Grand Prize! What you’ll win: Every day, HDFFA will draw a new winner to receive $15 to spend on local food. So what’s the Grand Prize? $75 worth of local fresh local food, a local food gift basket and a chef’s knife. It’s the ultimate foodie’s dream come true! Are you ready for the challenge? Sign up today! https://hdffa.org/get-involved/localfoodchallenge/

Full Moon Hike
6:30pm join Deschutes Land Trust and Carol Moorehead on a full moon exploration at Whychus Canyon Preserve. The Native Americans had names for each of the full moons–September is the Full Corn Moon or Harvest Moon because it marked the end of the harvest. Come explore the canyon under the light of the Harvest Moon using a variety of senses. We’ll listen for and, if lucky, even see nocturnal animals as we hike Whychus Canyon Preserve. Registration is required https://9-24-18-wcp-full-moon.eventbrite.com/

Waters and Lands of The Confederated Tribes
6:00pm at the High Desert Museum enjoy a presentation on the waters and lands of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. The presenters will take us through a history of the Tribe and its approach to natural resource management. The presentation is intended as a spring board for discussion about managing the natural resources of the western United States in the twenty-first century with an emphasis on tribal management of those resources. All ages. 6:00pm – 7:30pm (Café opens at 5:00 pm.) $7 per ticket, Members receive 20% discount. Registration and pre-payment required. http://13443.blackbaudhosting.com/13443/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=5f0acb3b-1abc-4622-89fb-2c0bcb3d8736

Be a Lifesaver
Your donation of a pint of blood can be a lifesaver for someone in need. Donate 11:00am to 5:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 1:30pm to 6:30pm at Sunriver Library, or blood platelets 11:00am to 5:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Open Hub Singing Club
Open Hub Singing Club, 7:00pm to 8:30pm at First Presbyterian Church, is a place to let loose and sing together. We sing easy-to-learn songs in the oral tradition. There’s no sheet music, no performances, and everything is taught call-and-response. We are closely connected to a widespread cultural revival of group singing, so many of the songs are fresh and resonate with us. We have been taught that singing is our birthright and that singing together is one of the most ancient, and most effective, “technologies of belonging.” In today’s “culture of separation,” this old way of finding belonging with nothing more than our bodies and voices is potent medicine.$5-15 suggestion donation | No one turned away.

Tuesday September 25

DACA and the Rocky Road to the American Dream
We are in a critical time in history in which immigration policy is at the forefront of public debate. The future of DREAMers hangs in the balance between federal court decisions, changing administrative policies and congressional action. This discussion, 6:00pm at the Redmond Library, will break down the legal obstacles and challenges many individuals face when seeking the American Dream. Presenters Callie Killebrew, Kendra Jimenez Baughman and Micaela Guthrie are attorneys based in Central Oregon specializing in immigration law. Info: deschuteslibrary.org

SCORE Small Business Counseling
Avoid time-consuming and costly mistakes by learning from someone who has “been there, done that.” SCORE business counselors will be available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m at the Downtown Bend Library. for free one-on-one small business counseling. Individuals who operate or wish to start small businesses can discuss business planning, organization and start-up, finance, marketing and other critical business issues with SCORE volunteers in private, confidential sessions. No appointment necessary. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org

For the Health of It!
Attend the For the Health of It! Health and Wellness Fair 12 noon to 3:00 pm at the Bend Senior Center. Join Bend Park and Recreation for a FREE fun filled afternoon of health. This is your one-stop event with wellness and fitness demonstrations, screenings, information, vendors, flu vaccines and more! Don’t miss the barbeque sponsored by PacificSource. Info: https://www.bendparksandrec.org/events/

Open Computer Lab
Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public at the Redmond Library from 1:30pm to 3:00pm. Use a library laptop or bring your own. No registration required. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org

eBook Downloads
2:30pm to 4:00pm at the East Bend and Downtown Bend Libraries discover and explore the library’s eBook and downloadable audiobook collection. This is an opportunity to learn how to download library resources to your laptop, tablet, e-reader or smart phone. Registration required. https://www.deschuteslibrary.org

Be a Lifesaver
Your donation of a pint of blood can be a lifesaver for someone in need. Donate 12:30pm to 6:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

A Roadside View of Oregon and Washington Geology
5:30pm at Deschutes Brewery UofO geologist and photographer Marli Miller will outline the geology of Oregon and Washington as seen along our federal and state highways. Beginning with the plate tectonic setting of the Pacific Northwest, she will describe the process of continental growth that forms the underlying but diverse “basement” of the region. Presentation at 7:00 PM. $5 suggested donation. Central Oregon Geoscience Society presentations are open to the public – everyone is welcome! Info: http://www.cogeosoc.org/meetings

Wednesday September 26

Tarot Cards
4:00pm at the La Pine Library, discover the tarot through history and pop culture, plus tips for your own tarot readings and dream interpretation. The tarot has been used for anything from card games to fortune telling to problem solving. Learn how this 78-card deck developed and changed over time, hear the stories it has inspired, and gather ideas for your own Fool’s Journey. Presenter Sara Q. Thompson, who’s worked in libraries for 20 years, collects tarot decks. Info: deschuteslibrary.org

Bingo for Bend Spay & Neuter Project
Every Wednesday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Astro Lounge it’s Bingo for Bend Spay & Neuter Project! $1 per bingo card. Winners take home half the pot, the rest goes to Bend Spay and Neuter Project! Info: https://www.facebook.com/BendSnip/

Love, Neuroscience and the City
It’s all related to transportation! Come hear how and why from Jeff Tumlin, TedX speaker and expert in helping communities balance all modes of transportation in complex places. Over the past 20 years, Jeff has led downtown, citywide, and campus plans, and worked in 20 US states and 5 other countries. Jeff will be speaking at Bend’s Tower Theater at 7pm. Get your free ticket. www.towertheatre.org

Lawyer in the Library
Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers at the Downtown Bend Library. Advance registration for appointments opens at 10 a.m., 13 days prior to the date. Advance registration does not guarantee the time of appointment, which run every half hour from 5:30-7:30 p.m. All registrants must arrive by 5:15 p.m. to secure their spot and receive their appointment time. If you are not here by 5:15 p.m., your appointment will be forfeited. If any walk-in spots are available they will be awarded by lottery. Lottery numbers will be handed out starting at 5 p.m. and drawn at 5:15 p.m. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org

Critique Group
Looking for the perfect critique group match or revamping your critiquing process? If you are a writer new to the area, looking to join a critique group, or need advice on how to make your existing group more effective and efficient this lively and interactive event, 5:30pm at Worthy Brewing, is for you. We’ll do some writing exercises and do some talking about the function of critique groups. This event is open to all genres and experience levels. Registration required: https://host5.evanced.info/deschutes/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=48285

The Library Book Club
5:30pm at the Sisters Library The Library Book Club will discuss This Is the Story of A Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org

Fall Colors Hike
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Kelly Madden at 9:30am for an early autumn walk at Skyline Forest. Wander through the forest and learn why trees change color while searching for golden aspens. Take in all that early fall has to offer, including crisp mornings and lingering wildflowers. Explore around the historic Spoo Mill and learn how to identify and date tin cans. Registration is required https://9-26-18-sf-fall-colors.eventbrite.com/

Nature Journaling
Interested in learning how to combine outdoor writing and sketching with your joy of exploring nature? Join the Deschutes Land Trust and hiker and passionate journaler, Kolby Kirk, at 6:00pm for an evening of learning tips and techniques for keeping a journal while exploring nature! We’ll spend the last light of the day at Indian Ford Meadow Preserve discussing ways of seeing and recording the landscape as well as sketching flora/fauna for later identification. No journaling experience needed. Registration is required https://9-26-18-ifm-nature-journaling.eventbrite.com/

Be a Lifesaver
Your donation of a pint of blood can be a lifesaver for someone in need. Donate 11:00am to 4:00pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, or blood platelets 11:00am to 5:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Effective Communication Strategies
Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us, 5:30pm at the Redmond Library, to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease. Info: https://www.alz.org/orswwa

Thursday September 27

Artists in Action
10am – noon: A collaboration of artists from the Old Mill District, Tumalo Art Co., Lubbesmeyer Studio & Gallery and Nature Inspired Photography & Furniture created this series of events during which the public can enjoy watching and engaging with the artists as they produce different works plein air as well as in their studios or in a gallery. The series will culminate with a show on First Friday, October 5, exhibiting the art created during the event. See the full schedule at www.tumaloartco.com.

Nature’s Dream Makers
6:00pm at the East Bend Library, learn about herbs and natural remedies that can help promote sleep. There exist a plethora of herbs and plants with medicinal properties known to ease stress and tension and help you get your best sleep. Chelsea Phillips of Hawthorn Healing Arts talks with us about jasmine, lavender, chamomile and other calming, cleansing herbs. Phillips earned a Masters in Oriental Medicine with additional studies in Naturopathic Medicine from National College of Natural Medicine in Portland. Info: deschuteslibrary.org

Bow Wow Bingo
6:30pm to 8:30pm at 7th Street Brew House join the fun at our weekly Bow Wow Bingo to benefit the animals at BrightSide Animal Center. Great food and brew—and a chance to win! Info: https://www.facebook.com/pg/brightsideanimals/events/?ref=page_internal

Health Care for All Community Meeting
7:00pm at The Environmental Center discuss and organize a political strategy that will move Oregon closer to Universal Health Care–
Medicare for All–through the election and into 2019. We’ll have information about the legislative progress and further goals of the Health Care for All Oregon coalition. Our aim is to provide a strong message coming from Central Oregon that will help move this issue forward for everyone in the state. Information: Dave Stranahan 541-350-6498

Open Computer Lab
Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public 2:30pm to 4:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library. Use a library computer or bring your own. No registration required. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org

Green Tour Keynote Kickoff
6:30pm at Worthy Brewing we kick off the 18th annual Green Tour. We’ll explore how our homes, workplaces and government buildings can help us get to a low-carbon, clean energy future. Andrew Lee will make the case for zero energy buildings and show us how to get started through local and regional case studies. This is a pivotal time for Bend—our climate legacy is being written right now as we dig into our very own climate action plan. We want to help our community explore all of the opportunities, big and small, to get us on the path to a low-carbon, clean energy future. Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/destination-zero-buildings-as-catalysts-to-a-clean-energy-reality-tickets-50059284668

The Art of Burning Man
Burning Man has become internationally known for the groundbreaking art and performance it brings every year to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. Burning Man Arts supports the creation of large-scale, high-impact, interactive art through grants, mentorship, and art management programs. The organization describes its mission as being to “change the paradigm of art from a commodified object to an interactive, participatory, shared experience of creative expression. Christine Kristen (also known as Ladybee) who is currently Burning Man’s Archivist, and served as Art Curator from 1999 to 2008, will provide a visual history of the art of Burning Man. She will discuss the mission and philosophy that drives the art program and provide some insight into the annual selection process. All ages. 6:00pm-7:00pm (Café open at 5:30) $15 per ticket, members receive 20% discount.
Registration and pre-payment required. http://13443.blackbaudhosting.com/13443/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=22e26f07-9b16-48a8-b8b1-4d1b7a96d998

Be a Lifesaver
Your donation of a pint of blood platelets can be a lifesaver for someone in need. Donate 10:30am to 5:00pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts. This program, 3:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library, provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more. Info: https://www.alz.org/orswwa

Friday September 28

Watch Out for Wildlife
Watch Out For Wildlife week is a national event started by the Defenders of Wildlife and different states have adopted this week (during the mule deer migration) to raise awareness to the issue of wildlife-vehicle collisions. This year, Oregon is adopting the week as well. 6:00pm at 10 Barrel East we’ll be showing five movies: Cascade Crossroads (I-90 in WA), NDOT mule deer migration, local film about the Gilchrist undercrossing, mule deer migration you have to see to believe, and Path of the Pronghorn. The event is free but registration will be required! Link to register is: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/watch-out-for-wildlife-film-festival-tickets-49455864823

Open Computer Lab
Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public 3:00pm to 5:00pm at the Sisters Library. Use a library computer or bring your own. No registration required. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org

Be a Lifesaver
Your donation of a pint of blood platelets can be a lifesaver for someone in need. Donate 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

The Hopi Women’s Show
Join us in welcoming master lapidary jeweler Sonwai (Verma Nequatewa), Earth minerals painter Pesavensi, (Donna Humetewa) and potter Dorothy Ami. The contemporary works of these Hopi artists integrate the integrity and beauty of the Hopi lifeways and offer a glimpse into their deeply intelligent, moral and ethical world. Exhibition and sale of new, exquisite works in heirloom quality jewelry, richly symbolic paintings, and fine-walled Hopi pottery. Fourth Friday Weekend, September 28 – 30, with an Artists Reception on Friday, 4 – 7 pm. Open forum and discussion on Saturday from 1:30 – 2:30 pm. All events will take place at Raven Makes Gallery. Info: https://www.ravenmakesgallery.com/pages/upcoming-events

R’Oktoberfest
Redmond Kiwanis R’Oktoberfest Celebration will Enliven Downtown Redmond on September 28 and 29. More than 30 craft beers and ciders will be on tap Wild Ride Brewing, 322 S.W. 5th Street. It’s a two-day, family-oriented celebration with live music, contests, and special events for children. The fun begins at 4 p.m. on Friday, lasting until 9 p.m. and resumes from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday. In addition to live music other entertainment includes a grain toss, stein hoisting, corn hole, basketball skills and fun area, big buck and bull contest with archery area, silent auction, and bouncy houses for the kids.

Community Baby Shower
All pregnant and newly postpartum moms (newborns 1-3 months) are invited to the Community Baby Shower! This free event will have gift bags, raffles for items big and small, light refreshments, and activities to celebrate new moms in our community. It will be held at multiple locations across Central Oregon on Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29. RSVP on Facebook here! https://www.facebook.com/events/1052059861624112/

Saturday September 29

The Bike Trip of Our Dreams
Bend-based couple Ville and Kristen Jokinen completed a bicycle journey lasting 20 months and over 18,215 miles. They flew with bikes up to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, in June 2016, and rode into Bahia Lapataia, Argentina, in February 2018. They dealt with everything from close encounters with bears, dog attacks, a bout with dengue fever, and more! And now they are back, ready to share their stories and harrowing tales, 1:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org

Music in Public Places
2:00pm to 3:00pm at the Redmond Library enjoy an hour of music courtesy of Central Oregon Symphony. At the La Pine Library a Brass quintet performs various works from baroque to ragtime and jazz. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org

2018 Green Tour
On the Green Tour, 10:00am to 4:30pm, you’ll see real-world solutions that reduce energy use and increase solar production in residential and commercial buildings right here in Central Oregon. For the 18th year in a row, everyday heroes across our community will open their doors so that we can learn and benefit from their journeys and experiences. They all have a story to tell—and they want to share it with you! Now, more than ever, it’s important for all of us to make a change under our own roofs—no matter how big or small. We hope the 2018 Green Tour inspires you to find new ways to save energy and go solar, at home and at work. You can check out the map of sites and learn more about each of the sites on the Green Tour page. https://envirocenter.org/tour

Water, Wood, and Rocks
Long before breweries and boarding, what brought people to the unique landscapes of Central Oregon? Join the Deschutes Land Trust, Leslie Olson, and Derek Loeb at 9:00am to explore the history of Central Oregon in Skyline Forest. Mill about near the site of a 1916 lumber mill and explore Bend’s early logging history. Then, hike along the Columbia Southern Canal and a surprising canyon that gives a window into Bend’s explosive geologic past, and learn how water and irrigation impacted early settlement. Finally, learn about the impact of wildfire on this important forest and how the Land Trust is working to preserve its future. Registration is required https://9-26-18-sf-water-wood-rocks.eventbrite.com/

Golden Eagle Walk
9:00am join the Deschutes Land Trust and Jan Rising on a bird walk at Aspen Hollow Preserve. The Preserve is home to a celebrated pair of golden eagles who have nested there for the past nine years! Explore the habits and habitats of one of North America’s largest raptors and see their nest high on the cliffs of the Preserve. Registration is required https://9-29-18-ah-golden-eagle-walk.eventbrite.com/

Be a Lifesaver
Your donation of a pint of blood platelets can be a lifesaver for someone in need. Donate 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Flight Demonstration Day
The Field of Dreams RC Club welcomes all who enjoy or are interest in Radio Control Model Aircraft flying. From 9am to Noon (weather permitting) you can experience flying an RC Aircraft with the aid of an instructor. Don’t worry, we won’t let you crash. The entrance to the field is located in the North East corner of the High Desert Sports Complex main parking lot. Info: http://www.fieldofdreamsrc.net/

Whychus Creek Cleanup
10:00am to 12:00pm put on your boots and help us clean up Whychus Creek! We are joining groups across the state for a day dedicated to cleaning up riversides and beaches. Trash from upstream often ends up at our Preserves and can be harmful to fish and wildlife. Please join us for a morning cleanup along Whycus Creek at Camp Polk Meadow Preserve. Registration required https://2018-whychus-creek-cleanup.eventbrite.com/

Sunday September 30

Be a Lifesaver
Your donation of a pint of blood platelets can be a lifesaver for someone in need. Donate 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Not’cho Grandma’s Bingo
11:00am to 2:00pm at Silver Moon Brewing is your chance to get together with your friends for a chance to win some big money! A large portion of all bingo sales will go to help the Central Oregon Search and Rescue Foundation! Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2056588201246772/

October 1-7, 2018

Monday October 1

Holiday Wreath and Evergreen Sale
Soroptimist International of Bend is greeting the upcoming holiday season with its 37th annual fundraising wreath and evergreen sales. The sales support the programs of SI Bend, a non-profit organization, to assist women and children in Central Oregon and provide educational awards to local financially-needy, head of household women who are in the process of completing their education. Make your home holiday festive with a wreath or other evergreen gifts by viewing all items, then purchasing on-line at www.sibend.org through PayPal. Holiday sales information is also available through e-mail at wreaths@sibend.org or by calling 541-389-2694. Sales are from October 1 to October 24, so please place your orders soon. All wreaths and evergreens are guaranteed fresh and will be delivered to your home after Thanksgiving.

Live Your Dream
Applications for the “Live Your Dream” Awards offered by Soroptimist International of Bend, will be taken from October 1 until November 15, 2018. Applications are available online at www.sibend.org. A minimum of two $2000 educational awards will be given. One of the scholarships is specifically set aside for a Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) member in good standing meeting the award criteria. To qualify, the applicant must be a financially needy, head of household woman who is pursuing higher education. “LYDA” applicants must be entering into or enrolled in a college certificate/degree program. The money may be used for any educational expense including tuition, childcare, and/or transportation by the awardees.

Quiet Writing Time
10:00am to 1:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library join the Writer’s Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org

Oregon Drive Less Challenge
Discover healthy, green travel options for work, school, errands, and play—join the Oregon Drive Less Challenge Oct. 1-15! Burn calories instead of gas by biking to work, or walking to the store. Divide the ride and the cost by carpooling or vanpooling. Take the bus and let someone else do the driving so you can listen to music, or read that page-turning book. Then log your trips at DriveLessConnect.com to win weekly and grand prizes! Over 55 prizes will be awarded. http://www.commuteoptions.org/

Gift of Life
Give the Gift of Life! Donate a pint of blood 9:00am to 2:00pm at Oakridge High School or blood platelets 11:00am to 5:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Wildfire Myths
George Wuerthner is an ecologist who has over four decades published many books, articles, and commentary on wildfire ecology and forest ecology issues. He has traveled extensively around the West looking at large wildfires, and the circumstances behind their burn patterns and ignitions. 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the Deschutes Library Administration Bldg. Wuerthner will challenge some common myths about wildfire such as thinning forests will reduce large wildfires, and/or that ecological processes like bark beetles, fire, drought, and other sources of mortality are “unnatural” and an indication of “unhealthy” forests. Free

Tuesday October 2

Life Skills Fundraiser
Half of all food and beverage sales from 5:00pm to close at McMenamins Old St. Francis School will benefit Summit High School Life Skills program. The program prepares students for independent living by enabling them to participate in community activities and outdoor education.

SCORE Small Business Counseling
5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Downtown Bend Library are free drop-in consultation sessions with SCORE mentors. Sign up at the desk on the second floor for a 25-minute session; spots available on a first-come, first-served basis. Info: www.deschuteslibrary.org

Open Computer Lab
Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! 1:30pm to 3:00pm at the Redmond Library it is Free and open to the public. Use a library laptop or bring your own. No registration required. Info: www.deschuteslibrary.org

Windows 10 for Beginners
Whether you’re struggling with the new system or curious to learn how to maximize its features this class, 2:30pm at the Downtown Bend Library, is for you. We’ll explore the Start Screen, File Explorer, Edge features and more. Bring your own Windows 10 laptop or use of our computers. Registration required https://host5.evanced.info/deschutes/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=50694

Gift of Life
Give the Gift of Life! Donate a pint of blood 11:00am to 4:30pm at LDS Redmond or 1:30pm to 6:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Town Hall – Dredging Mirror Pond
6:30pm at The Environmental Center join a public discussion about upcoming votes by Bend City Council and Parks District Board that may provide $3.3 million in public funds to subsidize a dredging operation in Mirror Pond. Audience participation welcomed. Only from a variety of perspectives–and with all facts and information on the table for all to see–can a satisfactory decision be reached.

Summit Lifeskills Friends and Family Night at McMenamins
McMenamins will donate 50% of all food and beverage sales between 5:00pm and 11:00pm (including take out, wine and growler refills) to Summit Lifeskills. These funds will be used to prepare students for independent living by enabling them to participate in community activities and outdoor education.

2nd Amendment Legislation Public Forum
6:30pm at Crooked River Ranch Chapel you can join a discussion on upcoming ballot measures related to the amendment with Oregon Firearms Federation Cheif of Staff, Traci Hensley and an elected City Councilor.

Wednesday October 3

Lawyer in the Library
Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers at the Downtown Bend Library. Advance registration for appointments opens at 10 a.m., 13 days prior to the date. Advance registration does not guarantee the time of appointment, which run every half hour from 5:30-7:30 p.m. All registrants must arrive by 5:15 p.m. to secure their spot and receive their appointment time. If you are not here by 5:15 p.m., your appointment will be forfeited. If any walk-in spots are available they will be awarded by lottery. Lottery numbers will be handed out starting at 5 p.m. and drawn at 5:15 p.m. https://host5.evanced.info/deschutes/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=50467

Energy Efficient Home Site Visit
Energy Trust of Oregon invites building professionals to attend this guided tour of an under-construction high performing EPS home in order to find out how they’re built and what it takes to achieve the EPS standard. Hear directly from the home builder and Energy Trust of Oregon staff about the typical features that go into EPS homes and the homeowner benefits that they provide: A more comfortable, durable home with healthier air quality and cost-saving energy efficiency. RSVP https://insider.energytrust.org/event/energy-efficient-home-site-visit-in-bend/

Voices for the Planet
This annual fundraiser for 350Deschutes is essential to supporting their work in Central Oregon. 6:00pm to 8:30pm at First Presbyterian Church you can celebrate their success, have fun, and learn new ideas! There will be live music by Joyroot, food and drinks, raffle and silent auction. Tickets https://350deschutes.org/2018-fall-fundraiser-voices-for-the-planet/

Gift of Life
Give the Gift of Life! Donate a pint of blood 10:00am to 3:00pm at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 11:00am to 4:00pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, or blood platelets 11:00am to 5:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Bingo for Bend Spay & Neuter Project
Every Wednesday! $1 per bingo card from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Winners take home half the pot, the rest goes to Bend Spay and Neuter Project! Info: https://www.facebook.com/BendSnip/

League of Women Voters Candidate Forum
5:15pm at Deschutes Services Center hear from the candidates running for positions on the Deschutes County Commission. Info: http://www.lwvdeschutes.org/Forum.html

Hands Only CPR Class
Monthly class taught by Bend Fire and Bend Police, this is a basic course on the “hands-only” method. 6:00pm at the Fire Training Center. https://www.bendoregon.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/4196/20?curm=6&cury=2018

Thursday October 4

Open Computer Lab
Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public 2:30pm to 4:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library. Use a library computer or bring your own. No registration required. www.deschuteslibrary.org

Gift of Life
Give the Gift of Life! Donate a pint of blood 9:30am to 2:30pm at Opportunity Foundation Redmond, 12:00pm to 6:00pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, or blood platelets 10:30am to 5:00pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Bow Wow Bingo
Every Thursday from 6:30pm at 7th Street Brew House it’s Bow Wow Bingo. Great fun, food, brew, and a chance to win! The dogs and cats at Brightside Animal Center Appreciate your support! Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/305427183300629/

Tales from the Mushroom Trail
Wild mushroom harvesting is the largest all-cash business in North America (that’s legal!) yet it’s mostly hidden in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To write The Mushroom Hunters, award-winning author Langdon Cook embedded himself in the shadowy subculture, reporting from both rural fringes and big city eateries. Join, 6:30pm at SHARC, us for a fascinating evening as Cook introduces us to the pickers, buyers, and chefs in a patch-to-plate slideshow that reveals this secretive, frontier-style economy in action. This program is presented and co-hosted by Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory and the Central Oregon Mushroom Club. $7 Info: http://sunrivernaturecenter.org/index.php/visit-the-nature-center/our-programs/adult-lectures-programs

Books, Books, ande Now…Art!
Are you looking for that new mystery or romance novel . . . search no farther? Need a book for your literature class . . . check out what’s on our shelves? New book donations arriving weekly! The FORBL Bookshop in the Redmond Library is open five days a week and our hours are: Monday, Wednesday – Friday: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM and Tuesday: 10:00 AM to 7:30 PM. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
Now, the Friends are adding art, art prints, cards, magnets and bookmarks to what will be available at the FORBL BOOKSHOP. http://www.redmondfol.org/

ABCDs of Medicare
4:30pm at Bend Senior Center join us for an informational question and answer session about Medicare. FREE

Life Story of Cynthia Applegate-Oregon Pioneer
Interpreter Leta Neiderheiser will portray Oregon pioneer Cynthia Applegate who, along with her husband Jesse, blazed the Oregon Trail in 1843. Cynthia and Jesse later laid the groundwork for the Applegate Trail in 1846. 6:30pm at A.R. Bowman Memorial Museum.

Friday October 5

Open Computer Lab
Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public 3:00pm to 5:00pm at the Sisters Library. Use a library computer or bring your own. No registration required. www.deschuteslibrary.org

Author! Author! Presents: Maria Semple
MARIA SEMPLE is the author of the novels “Today Will Be Different,” “Where’d You Go, Bernadette,” and “This One is Mine.” Before writing fiction, she wrote for the TV shows 90210, Mad About You, Arrested Development, and others. “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” spent over a year on the New York Times bestseller list and made over a dozen year-end best lists. This fundraiser, 7:00pm at Bend H.S., is a ticketed event. Tickets can be purchased at www.dplfoundation.org

Upriver: An Oregon Experience
Join the Deschutes National Forest and Discover Your Forest at the Belfry for a screening the film Upriver, a ‘watershed film’ that explores one of the nation’s most active river conservation movements. Before the show, District Ranger Ian Reid and Sisters Trail Alliance volunteer Gary Guttormsen will discuss restoration efforts on two local Wild and Scenic rivers, the Metolius River and Whychus Creek, near Sisters. This year marks the 50 year anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Door open at 6pm, Event begins at 7pm. Tickets, $5, at the door. Info: https://centraloregonwildandscenic.org/events/2018/10/5/upriver-an-oregon-experience

Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Join Oregon Natural Desert Association for a special “Wild & Scenic Rivers 50th Anniversary” edition of the annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival, presented by E2 Solar. Don’t miss one of two screenings at the Tower Theatre. Catch a great lineup of the year’s best conservation and adventure films and a raffle loaded with gear for your next adventure. Plus, ticket holders are privy to a complimentary happy hour between screenings next door at OutsideIN. Buy your tickets today! Matinee – 4:30 p.m. Evening – 8 p.m. 100% of event proceeds support ONDA’s critical conservation work! Ticket prices range from $11-$17 including all ticketing fees.

Geology Hike
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Derek Loeb at 9:00am for a geology hike to Alder Springs and the confluence of Whychus Creek and the Deschutes River. As we descend into the canyon from the top of the Crooked River National Grasslands, we’ll hike to bubbling Alder Springs and then follow Whychus Creek to where it meets the Deschutes River. Along the way, we’ll learn about the unique and very apparent geology of the canyon and the story of Alder Springs’ conservation. Registration is required https://10-5-18-as-geology.eventbrite.com/

Gift of Life
Give the Gift of Life! Donate a pint of blood 10:30am to 5:30pm at Sisters Community Hall, 8:30am to 2:00pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, or blood platelets 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Archeology Celebration Lecture Series
Smith Rock State Park Annual Lecture Series held at the Welcome Center Yurt every Friday in October from 7-8:30pm October 5, 2018 Forgotten Shores: The search for archaeological evidence of Oregon’s earliest coastal people. Presented by Loren G Davis, PhD, Professor of Anthropology. Cost: Included in admission

Candidate forum on Homelessness
The Homeless Leadership Coalition will host a free candidate forum 8:00am at Bend Elk’s Lodge. Invites have been sent to candidates in state and county races for Central Oregon. Info: http://www.cohomeless.org/

Saturday October 6

101 Seconds
This film screening, 1:30pm at COCC Hitchcock Auditorium, is part of a two-month tour of Oregon, bringing the documentary film 101 Seconds to people across the state to increase awareness about the issue of safe gun storage and to have a dialogue with communities about their views on what we should do to reduce gun violence. The film portrays the debate concerning gun violence in Oregon following the Clackamas Town Center shooting in 2012. State of Safety, a new statewide nonprofit dedicated to reducing gun violence across Oregon, is hosting the series of film screenings. After the documentary film 101 Seconds there will be a town hall-style meeting. For more information on the screening visit https://www.facebook.com/events/312549309479371/

Opening Up Writing Workshop
The opening pages of a novel are the most important. If the writing doesn’t grab the reader in this short amount of time, the manuscript will most likely be rejected. But knowing how and where to begin a novel can be daunting, and honing the pages to get them right can take a very long time. This workshop, 1:00pm at the Redmond Library, will explore the key elements of conflict, point-of-view, a sense of place, rhythm, and prose—right from the get-go of a story. The goal is to begin a novel by establishing an intimacy between your characters and the reader as you artfully shape a journey that will inspire him or her to keep turning the page. Participants are encouraged to bring the opening page of their own work to share for a quick critique. Info: www.deschuteslibrary.org

Saturday Bird Walks
8:30am join Tom Lawler, expert local birder and nature photographer, to discover the rich bird habitats of Sunriver. With Tom’s keen eye and guidance, you will spot and learn to identify a variety of species found in the wetlands, meadows, and forests surrounding the Nature Center. Whether you are new to birding or an experienced birder, there is always something exciting to see through your binoculars! Early registration is strongly encouraged. http://www.sunrivernaturecenter.org/index.php/visit-the-nature-center/our-programs/sunriver-birding

History Wander
10:00am join the Deschutes Land Trust, Carol Wall, and Jan Hodgers for a history wander around Camp Polk Meadow Preserve. Explore the starring role that Camp Polk played in the history of Central Oregon as one of the original stopping places on the Santiam Wagon Road. Admire the craftsmanship of the Hindman barn (one of Deschutes County’s oldest structures) and imagine what living in the Hindman house would have been like with a descendant of the Hindman family. Registration is required https://10-6-18-cpm-hindman-history.eventbrite.com/

Kid’s Falling for Nature
Bring the kids and join the Deschutes Land Trust and Mary Yanalcanlin of East Cascades Audubon Society at 10:00am for a fall nature exploration! Explore the pine forests of the Metolius Preserve and search for woodpeckers and the obvious signs they leave behind. Discover why birds are harder to find at this time of year and enjoy the fall colors of the changing season. Perfect for kids ages 4-10 with a grown-up in tow. Registration is required https://10-6-18-mp-kids-nature.eventbrite.com/

Botanical Drawing Workshop
Learn how to draw plants in their infinite variety with renowned artist and illustrator Rebecca Brown-Thompson. Thompson is an award-winning member of the American Society of Botanical Artists and splits her time between Central Oregon and New Zealand. This workshop at the High Desert Museum is designed for artists with beginning and intermediate skill levels, will teach participants the basics of careful observation and field sketching. Materials required include an 8.5” x 11” spiral-bound sketchbook, a small 6” ruler and drawing dividers. All other art supplies will be provided. For ages 16 and older. 10:00 am – 3:00 pm $25, Members receive 20% discount. Register: http://13443.blackbaudhosting.com/13443/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=1f5f0b0e-8e7e-40e2-bd49-9d5ed7b2d31f

Fur Trading Experience
Fur traders navigated the tributaries of the Columbia River Basin long before homesteaders permanently settled in Oregon. Winter is the working season for fur traders. Experience a fully operational brigade camp as they make their own preparations for the upcoming season. Help dig for root crops and learn what makes the beaver so desirable. 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Saturday and Sunday at the High Desert Museum. Free with Museum admission. https://www.highdesertmuseum.org

Harvest Festival
The Miller family has been tending to their garden all summer and needs your help to prepare for winter. Dig and clean potatoes to store in the root cellar, press fresh apples into cider and even pickle some eggs. Help make sure the Millers are stocked with the necessities for the changing seasons. 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at the High Desert Museum. Free with Museum admission. https://www.highdesertmuseum.org

Gift of Life
Give the Gift of Life! Donate a pint of blood platelets 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Fall Raptor Migration
Join East Cascades Audubon Society volunteers for the Green Ridge Raptor Survey. View a variety of migrating birds during this weekend citizen science program. For details & directions visit ecaudubon.org under “Projects,” click “Green Ridge – Raptor Migration.” Contact David at 541-923-6943 with questions. https://www.ecaudubon.org/green-ridge—raptor-migration

Bend BOOMERAMA 50+ Expo
The 1st annual Bend/Redmond, Oregon BOOMERAMA 50+ Health and Age Less Living Expo is produced “by Boomers, for Boomers”. Join us, 11:00am to 5:00pm at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, for this fun filled and information packed event that brings a positive and life affirming message to the ever growing 50+ population of Central Oregon. Sponsored by groups like Providence Health Services and Bend Parks and Recreation, attendees will have access to amazing activities and speaker workshops all FREE of charge. Go to www.boomerama.com for attendee or exhibit details.

Sunday October 7

Writers Reading – Roger Sabbadini
3:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library author Roger Sabbadini shares the compelling true story of his father, Italian Jewish refugee Alessandro (Alex) Sabbadini, who escaped Fascist Italy to America on the eve of WWII only to join the fight in Italy with the U.S. 5th Army. He joined the fight for personal reasons, to liberate Italy and his Jewish family who were being pursued by the Fascists and the Nazis. Info: www.deschuteslibrary.org

Fall Colors Hike
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and David Miller at 9:00am for a fall colors hike at the Metolius Preserve. From ponderosa pine forest to lush creek-side corridors, the Metolius basin boasts a unique combination of wetter plants from the west side of the Cascades along with the drier eastern Cascade vegetation. We’ll explore this fascinating transition zone while enjoying golden bracken fern and larch and searching for scarlet vine maple. Registration is required https://10-7-18-mp-fall-colors.eventbrite.com/

Gift of Life
Give the Gift of Life! Donate a pint of blood platelets 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Fall Raptor Migration
Join East Cascades Audubon Society volunteers for the Green Ridge Raptor Survey. View a variety of migrating birds during this weekend citizen science program. For details & directions visit ecaudubon.org under “Projects,” click “Green Ridge – Raptor Migration.” Contact David at 541-923-6943 with questions. https://www.ecaudubon.org/green-ridge—raptor-migration

Not’cho Grandma’s Bingo
Here is your chance to get together with your friends for a chance to win some big money! A large portion of all bingo sales will go to help the Central Oregon Search and Rescue Foundation! Silver Moon Brewing will be opening our doors at 10:30 AM for you to get a drink and food and BINGO play will start at 11:00 AM! Grab your friends and come down for a chance to win! You won’t want to miss this one! https://www.facebook.com/events/2056588201246772/

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