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

 

 

October 22 – 28, 2018

Monday October 22

Digital Marketing for Small Business
6:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library we’ll look at the core elements of a successful marketing strategy, taking into consideration the budget and time constraints of running a small business. Effective and simple-to-use low-cost and no-cost online marketing tools will be emphasized—such as websites, email and social media—along with strategies to use them together to amplify each other and save time. Free, but space is limited and registration is required. https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar/event/48315

7th Annual Board Fair
Interested in being a board member? 4:00pm to 5:30pm at Deschutes Brewery Pub Volunteer Central Oregon is hosting the 7th Annual Board Fair. You’ll Have a chance to meet with 24 of the area’s nonprofits, in a lively “speed-dating” environment, at this free event. Info: VolunteerCentral Oregon.org

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 through 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.

Adopt-a-Shelter Dog
The Humane Society of Central Oregon is celebrating national Adopt-a-Shelter Dog month with 50% off all dog adoption fees through the month of October. Visit the shelter to find your new best friend. There are all kinds of dogs at the Humane Society of Central Oregon waiting to meet you – big, small, purebred and mixed breeds. The staff will help you find the dog to fit your lifestyle. All adoptions include spay or neuter, health exam at local veterinarian, vaccination, microchip ID, collar, leash, food and more.

Safe Medications for Life
Concerns about an opioid crisis may have you wondering how you can take action to prevent prescription drug misuse and abuse. Oregon State University Extension is offering two free, 45-minute classes 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening, October 23rd, or 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning, October 24th, called, “Safe Medications for Life.” Participants will learn how to protect their family, guests and pets from accidental drug mishandling. Tips will address medication directions, storing medications securely, and disposing of out-of-date or excess medications safely. Each family participating will get a free, locking medication storage box, sponsored in part by Northwest Farm Credit Services. To register, call OSU Extension at 541-548-6088 by Monday, October 22. Class size is limited.

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

Poetry for Prose Writers
This seminar is designed to introduce writers (of any genre) to the practice of reading and writing poetry. We will pay particular attention to the craft elements foregrounded in poetry that can support work in prose. Be warned: you may fall in love with this wildly unmarketable art! In Part 1, 5:30pm at the Downtown Bend Library, participants will learn to identify four distinct modes of poetic writing (naming, saying, singing, imagining) and apply those poetic modes to their work. Registration is free but required. https://host5.evanced.info/deschutes/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=46465

Save a Life!
You have what it takes to save a life! Donate a pint of blood 11:30am to 5:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 11:00am to 4:00pm at Sunriver Library, or blood platelets 11:00am to 5:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. https://www.redcrossblood.org

Tuesday October 23

Suicide Prevention Training
Have you ever wondered what you can do to help prevent suicide? Participants who would like to be equipped with skills to help individuals that may be in need are invited to join one of two, free training sessions on October 25th. The QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) training will be offered by Oregon State University Extension to interested adults and teens. QPR, an evidence-based training program, is intended to offer hope through positive action. Participants may pre-register for the 2:00 to 3:30 PM or 5:30 to 7:00 PM sessions at the OSU Extension/Deschutes County office at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required. Please contact OSU Extension at 541-548-6088 by October 23rd.

Save a Life!
You have what it takes to save a life! Donate a pint of blood 1:30pm to 6:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center. https://www.redcrossblood.org

Stroke Support Group
This is a support group for stroke survivors as well as their families and friends. Please join the monthly meeting for support and education in an honest, open and supportive environment. Meetings often include guest speakers from the medical community, information on community resources to enhance life after stroke, participant led conversations, peer support, potlucks, fun and social time. Meets the 4th Tuesday of every month from 3:00pm to 4:00pm at Partners in Care.

The Crooked River Caldera
The Crooked River caldera is a 26-mile long, 17-mile wide volcanic depression formed through a series of super-volcanic eruptions between 29.7 and 27.5 million years ago. Eruptions from the Crooked River caldera deposited massive volumes (>140 cubic miles) of tuff and rhyolitic lavas, dikes, and domes. All of these volcanic features are now well exposed in the rock walls of Smith Rock State Park. Current research suggests that the Crooked River caldera records some of the oldest caldera-forming eruptions related to the passage of the Yellowstone volcanic hotspot from the coast of the Pacific Northwest to the modern Yellowstone caldera in Wyoming during the past 50 million years. Jason’s talk will focus on regional tectonic models and geochemistry linking the Crooked River caldera to the Yellowstone volcanic hotspot. Join us at Deschutes Brewery Bend Public House for food and beverages, followed by the presentation at 7pm. Central Oregon Geoscience Society presentations are open to the public – everyone is welcome! http://www.cogeosoc.org/

Wednesday October 24

Monsters of Death and Desire
6:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library, join award-winning storyteller Heather McNeil for chilling tales to haunt your heart. Storytelling is an ancient art that combines creativity, performance skills and the human need for imagination. McNeil is a third generation storyteller who has collected folktales, myths and legends from other cultures and times of history. She will mesmerize you with stories that are old and new, Celtic and southern, and, most of all, downright creepy. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.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. Register: https://host5.evanced.info/deschutes/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=50468

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

The Art of Resistance
Amnesty International 610 presents, Jesse Roberts, Director of the Bend non-profit, RiseUp International from 6-8 pm at Central Oregon Environmental Center, in a program entitled “The Art of Resistance”. He will share his experiences in activism using art, film, and music in conflict zones around the world. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Phil at 541-388-1793 or phil@tiedyed.us. Please show up at 530 pm to sign letters for “Prisoners of Conscience.”

Two Simple Proofs of Global Warming
Doors open @6:30 lecture / @7pm. Free event in the Worthy Hop Mahal. Seating is limited, come early! Humans burning fossil fuels are responsible for 100% of the excess heat building up in our oceans and atmosphere, but half the people you know are ideologically preconditioned to reject that fact. Too much of its supporting evidence comes from sources they don’t trust, and the sources they do trust provide them with an ample supply of alternative facts. Fortunately, basic science has given us two “smoking guns” that provide the solid proof laying the blame squarely on fossil fuels. They are easy to understand, and no part of either proof is in any dispute. Here are your two talking points that will make you invincible in any global warming conversation. https://worthybrewing.com/events/event/two-simple-proofs-of-global-warming-the-smoking-guns-that-prove-fossil-fuels-are-warming-the-earth/

Summit Loop Hike
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Eva Eagle at 9:00am for a hike along the Summit Loop Trail at Smith Rock State Park. This gorgeous loop follows the Burma Road up to a ridge overlooking famed crags like Monkey Face. On the descent, the Summit Loop trail crosses a private property protected by the Land Trust before joining the Park’s river trail. Enjoy fall colors and take in the sweeping views of the Cascade crest. Registration is required. https://10-25-18-sr-summit-loop.eventbrite.com/

Save a Life!
You have what it takes to save a life! Donate a pint of blood 12:00pm to 5:00pm at Terrebonne Fire and Rescue, or blood platelets 11:00am to 5:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. https://www.redcrossblood.org

The Reimagining and Rebirth of a Forgotten Creek
The Reimagining and Rebirth of a Forgotten Creek, presented by Brad Chalfant, Executive Director, Deschutes Land Trust. This event, 2:00pm at Touchmark, is open to the public. Seating is limited, please RSVP to Anne Wilson at 541-383-1414. www.touchmarkbend.com

Thursday October 25

Bow Wow Bingo
Every Thursday from 6:30pm at 7th Street Brew House is’t 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/

Introduction to Finding Grants
Introduction to Finding Grants, 10:30am at the Downtown Bend Library, will provide an overview of the funding research process for nonprofits seeking grants from foundations, corporations, and grantmaking public charities. Participants will learn tips on how best to identify funding sources for nonprofit organizations, highlighting the electronic and print resources available for free at Deschutes Public Library. This workshop will include a demonstration of Foundation Directory Online, Foundation Center’s premiere searchable database that provides information on more than 140,000 grantmakers and over 5 million grant records. Registration is limited and registration is recommended. https://host5.evanced.info/deschutes/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=50593

Deschutes Land Trust Open House
We hope you’ll join the Deschutes Land Trust at our annual Open House! Celebrate an outstanding year of land conservation, honor amazing volunteers, and participate in interactive conversations.
Enjoy appetizers, drinks, and mingling with Land Trust friends 5-7pm
Program at 6pm at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Bend. Please RSVP by October 19th. https://10-25-18-open-house.eventbrite.com/

Save a Life!
You have what it takes to save a life! Donate a pint of blood platelets 10:30am to 5:00pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. https://www.redcrossblood.org

Dementia Conversations
Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning is an education workshop offered by the Alzheimer’s Association that offers helpful tips to assist families in having honest and caring conversations with family members about dementia. The workshop, 1:30pm at the Crook County Library, reinforces the need to plan ahead and build a care team that communicates well in order to reduce the stress that can accompany a disease like Alzheimer’s and connects you with helpful resources to enhance quality of life for everyone involved. To register, please call: (800) 272-3900 https://alz.org/orswwa

Historical Haunts with Vanessa Ivey
Join Soroptimist for a presentation of Historical Haunts: Local history mixed with a pinch of the paranormal and unknown. Vanessa Ivey, Museum Manager, from the Deschutes Historical Museum, shares historical tales with haunted twists of downtown Bend. Stories of individuals who helped shape the region but had a difficult time leaving even after death. Some stories you may be familiar with, while others we are positive will give you a shock. Consider yourself warned! Public welcome 12 noon to 1:00pm at 129 NW Idaho Ave., Bend. http://www.sibend.org/

Legends of the Northern Paiute
6:30pm at the A.R. Bowman Memorial Museum Storyteller Wilson Wewa spins yarns and weaves tales on the history, culture and traditions of the Northern Paiute.

Friday October 26

Archeology Celebration Lecture
Smith Rock State Park Annual Lecture Series held at the Welcome Center Yurt every Friday in October from 7-8:30pm. October 26, 2018 Ancestral Voices: The ancient languages of the warm springs reservation. Presented by Dalles Winishut, Ichishkin language instructor. Cost: Included in admission

Fall Colors Hike
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Carol Wall at 10:00am for a fall colors hike at one of our flagship Preserves, the Metolius Preserve. Hike over Lake Creek and around the northern portion of the Preserve to learn about ponderosa pines and the white-headed woodpeckers that depend on them. Enjoy the brilliant yellow of changing larch trees and then, take a break by the creek and hear how native salmon are making their return. Registration is required https://10-28-18-mp-fall-colors.eventbrite.com/

Spirits Of Camp Polk Meadow
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Kelly Madden at 4:30pm for a twilight visit with the spirits of Camp Polk Meadow Preserve. Learn about this culturally rich meadow, home to one of the earliest settlements in Central Oregon, while listening to the stories of the ghosts who once lived in the area. Enjoy the brilliance of fall foliage as you take in the golden aspens and cottonwoods. Registration is required https://10-26-18-cpm-spirits.eventbrite.com/

Save a Life!
You have what it takes to save a life! Donate a pint of blood 9:30am to 3:00pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 8:30am to 2:00pm at Amerititle Bend, or blood platelets 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. https://www.redcrossblood.org

Free Friday Night Film – “Raggedy Man”
While World War II rages overseas, a divorced mother of two, NitaLongley (Sissy Spacek), struggles to makes ends meet as a telephone operator in small-town Texas. As the subject of disdainful gossip due to her divorce, Nita faces a lonely existence of ostracism, where only the unscrupulous approach her — often with ill intent. When she befriends Teddy (Eric Roberts), a sailor on leave, her situation improves, but he’s soon sent to war. Once again, Nita must face her plight alone. 7:30pm at Jefferson County Library Rodriguez Annex. https://www.facebook.com/jeffersoncountylibraryfilmcenter/

Saturday October 27

History’s Real Monsters
Caligula. Vlad the Impaler. Benedict Arnold. Adolf Hitler. Osama bin Laden. When we think about “monsters” and history, pop culture often elevates certain historical actors into villainous characters without taking into account any of their context. In this program, 2:00pm at the East Bend Library, COCC history professor Murray Godfrey delves into the historical context of some of the most famous “monsters” of history, how they earned that characterization and why, and what their status as villains means for our current time. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org

Holiday Bazaar at Bend Church
9:00am to 3:00pm at Bend Church you can shop for holiday crafts, baked goods, rummage sale and our silent auction. Have lunch too. All proceeds benefit local charities.

Desert Mystic: The Paintings of John Simpkins
In a small ghost town nestled at the edge of the vast landscape of Oregon’s Alvord Desert near Steens Mountain, artist John Simpkins has turned a one-room schoolhouse into a working studio. A new exhibit featuring Simpkins’s detailed and colorful paintings will open at the High Desert Museum on Saturday, October 27. “Desert Mystic: The Paintings of John Simpkins” explores the artist’s inspirations and influences, from religion and spirituality to folk art, symbolism and the tradition of anthropomorphizing animals. https://www.highdesertmuseum.org/events/simpkins/

The Gifts of Fall Fair
Start your Holiday Season with a Smile with Original Creations from 20+ Artists/Crafters at the Gifts of Fall Fair at the Redmond Senior Center from 9:00am to 4:00pm. There will be seasonal bakery items created especially for this event by a local custom bakery and you can even relax with a magical Chair Massage. All are Welcome.

NaNoWriMo Kick Off
2:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library, Kick off November (National Novel Writing Month) with tips for writing, how to navigate NaNoWriMo online, meet municipal liaison RJ McHatton, and plot your course from blank page to 60,000 words with instructors Irene Cooper, Mike Cooper, and Ellen Santasiero. Then, join Deschutes Public Library every Thursday in November (except Thanksgiving, moved to Monday, November 19 that week) at the East Bend Library from 5:30-7:30 pm for a mini-lecture to guide you through NaNoWriMo followed by quiet writing time. https://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 and participation is limited to 12 birders. http://www.sunrivernaturecenter.org/index.php/visit-the-nature-center/our-programs/sunriver-birding

Trail Love Fall Edition/BEND
Join COTA for a large workday focused on new trail construction. We will be doing finish work behind the machines on Voodoo’s Child (connector trail from Voodoo to Grand Slam at 4604/4610 junction). Work will include: raking out spoils, some limited rock work, working on dialing in turns, trail tread raking and compaction. We will also continue the handwork on the COD relocation and that project will involve hand benching, rock work, and general fun stuff on this new section of Black Diamond trail. After party at LOGE Camp Entrada. Everyone welcome! No experience necessary, just a great attitude and desire to give back to the trails all share. https://www.meetup.com/COTA-Central-Oregon-Trail-Alliance/events/254359287/

Batacular!
The Deschutes National Forest is partnering with Discover Your Forest to host “Batacular,” a day of fun bat activities for kids and adults from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Deschutes National Forest Office. Participants will learn about bats while enjoying themselves at various fun activity stations. Join forces with conservationists around the country during Bat Week, an annual event sponsored by the US Forest Service and others to raise awareness for bat conservation worldwide.
This family friendly event is free, open to the public and Halloween costumes are welcomed. Take a walk down the fashion “Batwalk” and win a prize for your costume! http://discoveryourforest.org/event/batacular-3/?instance_id=3341

Metolius River Preserve Tour
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and David Miller at 10:00am for a tour of our new Metolius River Preserve! We’ll hike a portion of the beautiful west side Metolius River trail from Lower Bridge Campground south into the Preserve. Enjoy fall colors while you explore the Preserve’s mixed pine, cedar, and spruce forest. Then, dig deeper into the Preserve’s super cool fen and a special population of Peck’s penstemon—both unique features of the Preserve. Registration is required. https://10-26-18-mrp-tour.eventbrite.com/

Tales of Hallow’s Eve
A Halloween party like you’ve never seen! Live animals appear during dramatic readings of cautionary tales. Dare to enter into the haunted Spirit of the West exhibit. Family fun for all ages. Costumes encouraged! 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the High Desert Museum. $7, Members receive 20% discount. Museum café will be open for food and drinks. Register http://13443.blackbaudhosting.com/13443/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=d54ddd69-b27e-4b80-a0a7-25265ddd0ab4

Save a Life!
You have what it takes to save a life! Donate a pint of blood platelets 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. https://www.redcrossblood.org

Medication Take-Back Event
St Charles Health System will host a medication take-back event on the Bend campus on from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No questions asked. Drive through the parking lot and drop off your medications right from your car window. Bend police will accept the medications with no questions
asked, then hand off to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to be safely disposed of. Any medications will be accepted. Liquid, pills, powder, patches, creams, prescription or over the counter.

Evening Bat Walk
Join the Children’s Forest of Central Oregon and Discover Your Forest for a special program all about bats! 5:30pm at Sawyer Park learn about these amazing animals through hands-on activities and games.
Ages 4-10 with family. Free!

Sunday October 28

Writers Reading – Author Nicole Meier
3:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library, Author Nicole Meir reads from “The Girl Made of Clay.” It is an emotional exploration of the frayed bond between a father and daughter … and what it takes to mend it. After Sara’s father, famous sculptor Thomas “TR” Harlow, is badly injured in a fire, she’s suddenly forced to care for a man who is more of a stranger than a parent. Once known as his muse, Sara long ago lost her father to his desire to live the celebrity life. Will she walk away from a chance to rebuild what was lost, or will she find, by bringing her father back to health, that healing can come in many forms? https://www.deschuteslibrary.org

Geology Hike
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Derek Loeb at 9:00am for a geology hike at Whychus Canyon Preserve. Enjoy the panoramic view of the Cascade crest while learning about the forces of nature that formed the cliffs surrounding Whychus Creek. Explore ancient juniper groves and native grasslands and learn a little about the human history of this area. Registration is required https://10-28-18-wcp-geology.eventbrite.com/

Save a Life!
You have what it takes to save a life! Donate a pint of blood platelets 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. https://www.redcrossblood.org

The American Scene
Hearing is believing! Audiences in Redmond will get the chance to hear Portland Youth Philharmonic when the orchestra visits on a tour ahead of their historic 95th season. PYP will perform in Redmond’s Ridgeview High School at 7:00 PM. The Redmond performance is free and all are welcome to attend. Full details at www.portlandyouthphil.org/redmond

Drum Circle
Join Gabriel Shonerd at 2:00pm at Touchmark for this monthly drum circle. Drum circles are a time of beat, rhythm, reflection, and building relationships. Drums and instruments will be provided, but you are welcome to bring any kind of instrument you may own. No experience necessary. This event is open to the public. Please RSVP to Anne Wilson at 541-383-1414. www.touchmarkbend.com

October 29 – November 4, 2018

Monday October 29

Understanding the Fascination with Serial Murder
Interest in multiple murder has escalated since the 1980s, despite being a rare occurrence. There have been increases in psychology majors and criminal justice majors due to the “CSI effect,” while books, movies and television feature more serial murderers as both antagonists and sometimes protagonists. This talk, 6:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library, will explore the reason behind the fascination with this form of violence and the myths and realities of serial murderers. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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.

COCC speaker series
Overcoming Adverse Childhood Experiences to Become Your Best Self 6:30pm at Wille Hall. Dr. Lisa Féinics will use personal narrative and science to highlight the power we all have to be resilient in spite of traumatic childhood events. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) shape our future, and can have a negative impact, but they do not define who we are. Learn how Dr. Féinics used the power of perseverance, neuro-linguistic reprogramming and hope to find the resilience needed to reshape her future into something unexpected. Tickets $10 cocc.edu/foundation/vsp

Adopt-a-Shelter Dog
The Humane Society of Central Oregon is celebrating national Adopt-a-Shelter Dog month with 50% off all dog adoption fees through the month of October. Visit the shelter to find your new best friend. There are all kinds of dogs at the Humane Society of Central Oregon waiting to meet you – big, small, purebred and mixed breeds. The staff will help you find the dog to fit your lifestyle. All adoptions include spay or neuter, health exam at local veterinarian, vaccination, microchip ID, collar, leash, food and more.

Quiet Writing Time with WCCO
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. https://www.deschuteslibrary.org

Gift of Life
Give the Gift of Life. Donate a pint of blood 11:00am to 5:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 12:00pm to 5:00pm at Highland Baptist Church, 9:00am to 2:30pm at Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty, or blood platelets 11:00am to 5:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. https://www.redcrossblood.org

Immigration Consults
In partnership with the nonprofit immigration law firm, Immigration Counseling Service (ICS), we are offering free immigration legal consults on the last Monday of every month from 9am-3pm at our Redmond location in the Becky Johnson Center 412 SW 8th Street in Redmond. Llámenos para hacer su cita 541.325.6837 o 541.382.4366 Call us to make an appointment. En asociación con el bufete de abogados sin fines de lucro, Immigration Counseling Service (ICS), ofrecemos consultas legales de asuntos de inmigración gratis el último lunes de cada mes en nuestra oficina en Redmond ubicada en el Becky Johnson Center 412 SW 8th Street. https://latinocommunityassociation.org/events/event/free-immigration-consults-consultas-legales-redmond/

Tuesday October 30

History’s Real Monsters
Caligula. Vlad the Impaler. Benedict Arnold. Adolf Hitler. Osama bin Laden. When we think about “monsters” and history, pop culture often elevates certain historical actors into villainous characters without taking into account any of their context. In this program, 6:00pm at the Redmond Library, COCC history professor Murray Godfrey delves into the historical context of some of the most famous “monsters” of history, how they earned that characterization and why, and what their status as villains means for our current time. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org

SCORE Small Business Counseling
Receive confidential business planning with a SCORE mentor 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Downtown Bend Library. Avoid time-consuming and costly mistakes by learning from someone who has “been there, done that.” SCORE business counselors will be available 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. https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Redmond Repair Cafe
5:30pm to 7:30pm fabulous fixers will be at the Redmond Public Library to fix your broken stuff! Bring small appliances and electronics, clothing and outdoor gear, small furniture, and jewelry. These repairs are free and performed on a voluntary basis.

NeighborImpact’s Homeowner Open House
NeighborImpact is opening their doors to talk about different financial assistance programs available for homeowners. At this open house, individuals can come get information on how various programs may be able to help with their mortgage, whether they’re behind or struggling to make payments. Join us at our Bend NeighborImpact Office, 20310 Empire Ave Suite A100 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. This event is free and open to the public. More information, visit our webpage: www.neighborimpact.org/homeowner Call or email us at 541-323-6567 or homesource@neighborimpact.org

Know Monsters – The Allure of Terror
There are good reasons we are drawn to the monstrous and terrifying. When Stephen King was asked why he would want to make up horrible things when there is so much real horror in the world, he said “we make up horror to help us cope with the real ones”. (Danse Macabre, 1987). Reading horror may not just be normal, it may actually be beneficial. Join us at 12:00pm at the East Bend Library for a talk about the meaning and importance of horror books and come away with a list of terrifyingly wonderful books to read. https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Gift of Life
Give the Gift of Life. Donate a pint of blood 1:30pm to 6:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, or 10:00am to 3:00pm at US Forest Service Prineville. https://www.redcrossblood.org

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause memory, thinking and behavior problems that interfere with daily living. The Alzheimer’s Association® developed the new 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s education program to help people recognize common signs of the disease and know what to watch for in themselves and others. The free one-hour program is at the Sunriver Library at 3:00pm. To register call (800)272-3900 or https://action.alz.org/personifyebusiness/events/alz/meetingregistration.aspx?productid=40915210

US Global Engagement and the Military
World Affairs Series: US Global Engagement and the Military; General Merrill A. McPeak, United States Air Force (Ret.) will facilitate the discussion. Event is open to the public & begins promptly at 2:15 at Touchmark. Please RSVP to Anne Wilson at 541-383-1414. www.touchmarkbend.com

Wednesday October 31

Yes, No, Goodbye—History of the Ouija Board
The Ouija Board has inspired fear, sparked creativity, and provided relief for the bereaved for over 120 years. Noon at the East Bend Library learn about the history of this mysterious board game and its connection to the Spiritualism movement that swept through America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Nate Pedersen highlights the history of both the game and the movement. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org

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

Howl-o-ween Pet Costume Contest
The Humane Society of Central Oregon (HSCO) is inviting companion animals to enjoy the ghastly delights of Halloween. Unleash your creativity and “trick”-out your four-legged friend in a costume. The Howl-o-ween Pet Costume contest will be Wednesday, October 31st at 5:45pm at the Old Mill District near Greg’s Grill (395 SW Powerhouse Drive in Bend). HSCO will be handing out treats for pets during the Old Mill District Halloween Party from 4:00 to 7:00pm. There is no entry fee, but donations graciously received. Prizes will be given to the top entries. http://www.hsco.org/

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

Teen Service Club
Camp Fire’s 7th-9th grade service and leadership program, Teens Ignited, meets on Wednesdays, from 6:00-8:00pm. Join us to participate in multi-week themed service projects, as well as leadership and team-building activities. This program is the perfect for teens ready to dive deeper into service and leadership–allowing participants to see how they can make a difference in their community, grow as a leader, and have fun! Cost: Self-selecting sliding scale $50-$125 Phone: (541) 382-4682 Tickets: https://www.ultracamp.com/info/sessionDetail.aspx?idCamp=610&idSession=197829&campCode=cfo
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Thursday November 1

Bow Wow Bingo
Every Thursday from 6:30pm at 7th Street Brew House is’t 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/

Get Ready, Get Set, Write!
Deschutes Public Library joins hundreds of libraries, book stores and community centers in November as they open their doors and host programs for writers. The library will follow the NaNoWriMo guidelines (50,000 words/200 pages) and will host weekly meetings at the East Bend Library from 5:30pm to 7:30pm to encourage writers to check in, cheer each other on, discuss technique and do some writing together. NaNoWriMo participants can check in anytime between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the weekly meetups, or can stay for the full session. No registration is required. http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Gift of Life
Give the Gift of Life. Donate a pint of blood 12:00pm to 6:00pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 9:30am to 3:30pm at St. Charles Medical Center Redmond, or blood platelets 10:30am to 5:00pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. https://www.redcrossblood.org

Friday November 2

Friends of the Redmond Library Book Sale
Half-off book sale inside at Friends of the Redmond Library Bookshop in Redmond Library. Private sale from 10 a.m. to noon for FORBL members, then open to the public from 12 – 4:30 p.m. All books are half-off. FORBL Members will receive a 4th book free of equal or lesser value.

Geology Hike
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Derek Loeb at 9:00am for a hike along the Summit Loop Trail at Smith Rock State Park. This gorgeous loop follows the Burma Road up to a ridge overlooking the canyon. On the descent, the Summit Loop trail crosses a private property protected by the Land Trust before joining the Park’s river trail. Learn about how this dramatic area was formed by volcanic forces and the relentless erosive power of the Crooked River while taking in sweeping views of the Cascade crest. Registration is required https://11-2-18-sr-geology.eventbrite.com/

Gift of Life
Give the Gift of Life. Donate a pint of blood 8:30am to 2:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 11:30am to 5:30pm at Sisters Community Hall, or blood platelets 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. https://www.redcrossblood.org

Free Friday Night Film: “Ethel and Ernest”
Based on Raymond Briggs’ award-winning graphic novel ‘Ethel & Ernest’, a funny and touching tribute to his parents. An entertaining and heart-warming story about two people who fall in love against the background of immense social change in the mid 20th Century. 7:30pm at Jefferson County Library Rodriguez Annex. https://www.facebook.com/jeffersoncountylibraryfilmcenter/

Author Rick Steber Presentation
6:30pm at Paulina Springs Books in Sisters, local author Rick Steber will read from and sign his latest novel Fall Down Angel. This is based on the true-life adventures of two runaways who work their way west hopping freight trains. The genius of the story is in the strange twist of events when the two main characters meet again decades later and discover they share a common past. Woven into this rich tapestry of a story is a particular time – the era surrounding the Great Depression – and the coming of age of the American West. You’ll spend a delightful evening listening to an incredible storyteller. www.paulinasprings.com

Saturday November 3

NeighborImpact’s Homebuyer Workshop
If you are thinking about buying a home, start with NeighborImpact’s Homebuyer workshop. Join us from 9am-5pm to learn about what the homebuying process entails including how to improve your credit, how to find safe mortgage loans, fair housing and consumer rights. Must pre-register online, by phone or email. Cost: $45 per household, online class $75. More Information & Registration visit our webpage:
http://www.neighborimpact.org/services/home-buyer-help/home-buyer-workshops/ Call or email us at 541-323-6567 or homesource@neighborimpact.org

¡Recuerdame Me! Remember Me! Let’s Honor the Ancestors
2:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library hear about the traditions, help build an “ofrenda,” and enjoy music and dance performances in celebration of Dia De Los Muertos. The meaning of each symbol and artistic part of a traditional “ofrenda” (altar/table) will be explained. A large and elaborate “ofrenda” will be available to welcome a (5×7 or smaller) photocopy of your favorite ancestor. Come enjoy Mexican dance performances by Renee Sanchez and the students from Bear Creek Folk Ballet Group and musical performance by Miguel de Alonso, guitar; Billy Mickleson, cello; and Yolanda Alicia, vocalist. https://www.deschuteslibrary.org

Music in Public Places
2:00pm at the La Pine Library or the Redmond Library enjoy an hour of music courtesy of Central Oregon Symphony. https://www.deschuteslibrary.org

Museum Geocache
Learn about how animals navigate through nature, then get out your smartphones to explore how humans use technology to find the way. With several caches located throughout the Museum, families can choose to use traditional problem-solving skills with the clues provided or a GPS app to input coordinates. This hunt will take you to places on High Desert Museum grounds that you’ve never seen before! Loaner smart devices will be available. 10:30 am – 12:00 pm. $15, Members receive 20% discount. Register http://13443.blackbaudhosting.com/13443/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=bda4c6a7-ec90-4c8e-98a1-032e9225ee78

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

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us at 4:30pm at the Redmond Library to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. Register https://action.alz.org/personifyebusiness/events/alz/meetingregistration.aspx?productid=40916457

Huck It For Housing-A Trebuchet Event
Join Kôr Community Land Trust for a SMASHING good time! This event benefits Kôr’s mission of providing environmentally sustainable and permanently affordable homeownership opportunities to those who contribute to the fabric of the Bend area economy and community. This event, 11:30am to 3:30pm, will provide fun for the whole family! High school teams from all over Central Oregon will be designing and constructing their own trebuchet’s (Humungous Pumpkin Launcher), doing preliminary calculations, and launching pumpkins across Piggyback Ranch, a heritage pig farm in Bend, for the win. In addition to fall fun, there will be a chili feed contest with local participating restaurants. Cost: Event entry is $8 per vehicle–carpools encourage. Chili feed is $10 Tickets: info@korlandtrust.org Event url: korlandtrust.org/second-annual-huck-it-for-housing

Sunday November 4

Beginning Watercolor Techniques
If you ever wanted to try watercolor, but were hesitant due to cost of art supplies, this is the class for you. All of your paint, paper and brushes will be supplied and go home with you. 1:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library introduction to the basic techniques of watercolor include how to apply the paint, load the palette, tape the paper, manipulate the brushes (flat and round) and the techniques of laying down line and areas of color called washes. Instructor will demonstrate each technique then the class will practice. Space is limited and registration is required; register online via the calendar (www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar/)

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

Book Riot Book Club
3:30pm at Roundabout Books join the Book Riot Book Club. They will be discussing The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander. https://www.roundaboutbookshop.com/event/book-riot-book-club-7

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