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.)

The calendar crew:

Writer: Randy Harano
Monday voice: Brian Johnson
Wednesday voice: Randy Harano
Friday voice: Toni Colotte

 

 

December 11 – 17, 2017

Monday December 11

Donate Blood
Tis the season to give, BLOOD! Give platelets or blood the gift of life 11:00am to 5:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, or blood 9:30am to 2:30pm at City of Bend Police Dept. or 12:30pm to 6:30pm at Grange 812. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

High Desert NOW December Mixer
5:30pm to 7:30pm at 305 NW Delaware join High Desert NOW for drinks/appetizers and lively discussion. Also a speaker from Saving Grace to talk about their family violence and sexual assault services and their efforts to promote the value of living life free from violence. If you are able to attend, please consider bringing an appetizer to share and/or a donation from this list: https://www.saving-grace.org/support/wish-list/ Info: https://www.facebook.com/HighDesertNOW

Refuge Recovery Meeting
Refuge Recovery, 4:30pm at Wren and Wild, is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy and meditation as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction. Free. Info: 541-233-6252

Gingerbread Junction
Through January 1st you can marvel at the candy and cookie creations at Gingerbread Junction at the Sunriver Resort. Proceeds from the sale of the gingerbread houses will benefit Habitat for Humanity LaPine Sunriver—and Sunriver Resort will match donations up to $2,500. Free entry. Info: https://www.destinationhotels.com/sunriver-resort/activities/bend-oregon-activities/gingerbread-junction

Zen Discussion & Meditation
A free weekly lay-led Dharma discussion and meditation (zazen) is open to all. Discussion 6:00pm, sitting/walking meditation 7:00 to 8:30pm at Trinity Episcopal Church. Info: 541-390-1220

Morning Yoga
Join Outside In every Monday morning at 8:45am for free all levels Hatha or Vinyasa yoga. No experience necessary, mats are available for use. First time students will receive a $10 Outside In gift certificate. Info: http://outsideinbend.com/category/events/

Not Your Average Book Club
Please join Roundabout Books at 6:30pm for Not Your Average Book Club, all ages welcome! We will discuss Turtles All the Way Down by John Green. Info:
http://www.roundaboutbookshop.com/event/not-your-average-book-club-0

Tuesday December 12

Small Business Counseling
SCORE business counselors will be available from 5:30pm to 7:30pm for free one-on-one small business counseling in the Meyer Classroom of the Downtown Bend Library. 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: http://www.scorecentraloregon.org/

Chanukah Celebration
This first day of Chanukah at 4:30pm, the Old Mill District will host a Menorah Lighting in Center Plaza by the footbridge. Children’s Chanukah Choir, an Aerial show, hot drinks and potato latkes. Everyone welcome. Info: http://www.theoldmill.com/holiday-happenings/

Donate Blood
Tis the season to give, BLOOD! Give the gift of life 12:30pm to 6:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Open Computer Lab
10:00am to 12:00pm at the Sisters Library or 1:30pm to 3:00pm at the Redmond Library practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public. Use a library laptop or bring your own. No registration required. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Natural History Pub
The Deschutes National Forest is experiencing an increasing number of visitors who utilize its many beautiful trails. 6:00pm at the High Desert Museum join Brock McCormick, wildlife biologist for the U.S. Forest Service, and Lauri Turner, forest wildlife program manager for the U.S. Forest Service, for a discussion about outdoor recreation and the impact on wildlife species. Topics will include habitat connectivity and fragmentation, concepts of disturbance ecology, mitigation ideas and new perspectives on sustainable land management. Registration https://www.highdesertmuseum.org

PFLAG Central Oregon
The Central Oregon chapter of Parents, Friends, and Family
of Lesbians and Gays meeting is at 6:30pm at Nativity Lutheran Church. It is confidential and includes introductions and “PFLAG Moments.” It usually includes a social event, a speaker or a topic for the evening with occasional breakout support groups depending on the need. Info: http://www.pflagcentralor.4t.com/

Central Oregon Infertility Support Group
Central Oregon Infertility Support Group meets the second Tuesday of every month, 6:30pm at St. Charles Medical Center Bend. It is peer-led for women (and occasionally couples) struggling with infertility. Meetings will be an open discussion format among peers. Free. Info: 541-604-0861

Ladies Backwards Bingo
6:00pm at Deschutes Children’s Foundation East Campus, Ladies Backwards Bingo is a monthly fundraiser for Action Through Advocacy (ATA). ATA works with the foster parent community by providing goods and services to the foster child they care for. Info: https://www.actionthroughadvocacy.org/

Wednesday December 13

Donate Blood
Tis the season to give, BLOOD! Give platelets the gift of life 11:00am to 5:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center, or blood 11:00am to 4:00pm at Bend Blood Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Emotions Anonymous
9:30am at Bend United Methodist Church Emotions Anonymous provides a warm and accepting group setting in which to share experiences without fear of criticism. Through weekly support meetings, members discover they are not alone in their struggles. Info: julie.bendchurch@gmail.com

The Connection
The Connection, 5:00pm at the East Bend Library, is a film that explores the critical connection between stress and illness. Hear from world leading scientists, medical experts and survivors in this documentary about mind body medicine and the connection for healing. Free. Register: http://www.haelan-house.com/the-connection-registration/

Angelic Guided Meditation Sessions
Noon at Blissful Heart take a lunch break to relax your body, mind and spirit. Wake up your intuition by trying guided meditation. Each session will offer a new theme with supporting affirmations. Free. Info: 541-420-5875

Citizens Climate Lobby
The Citizens Climate Lobby meets the second Wednesday of every month from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at The Envirnmental Center. They work to empower citizens to connect with and influence members of Congress to implement climate solutions. Free. Info: 541-385-6908

World Religions: Conclusion
2:00pm at Touchmark at Mount Bachelor Village Mike Caba will present a recap of the various faiths and some broad reflections concerning what these religions reveal about humanity. He will also discuss how we should think about the world’s religions and explore the concept of peaceful coexistence. Registration requested 541-383-1414

Thursday December 14

Donate Platelets
Tis the season to give, Platelets! Give the gift of life 10:30am to 5:00pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

The Greatest Good
4:00pm at OSU Tykeson Hall Geologist Bart Wills will give a presentation briefly discussing the geology of Newberry, the 40-year geothermal history, the formation of the Newberry National Volcanic Monument, some of the difficulties is producing geothermal power, and the most recent geothermal projects. Info: http://discoveryourforest.org

Book Club
Noon at the Downtown Bend Library Book Club they will be discussing The Big Burn by Timothy Egan. At the Redmond Library Book Club there is a Book Party! Share your favorite reads of the year and hear about many other titles you might want to read next year. Refreshments will be served. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Tai Chi
A free Tai Chi for health class, 9:30am at Tinity Episcopal Church, is open to the Bend community. Focusing on gentle movement, balance and coordination. This ongoing class teaches alignment, standing relaxation and mental awareness progressing into the greater depth of internal energy and movement. For more info, call 541-548-1086

Moms Running Group
9:30am at FootZone all moms welcome with or without strollers. 3-4.5 mile run at 8-12 minute mile paces. This is a fun and encouraging group for moms of all running levels. Runs occur rain or shine. Free. Info: 541-317-3568

Socrates Cafe Group
6:00pm to 8:00pm at Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the Socratic Method. Open to all comers. Free. Info: 541-749-2010

Friday December 15

SantaLand
In the magical place called SantaLand, children can capture Santa’s ear with their hearts’ desires while our photographer captures the moment on film. Santa will be in SantaLand at the Old Mill Friday through Sunday from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Info: http://www.theoldmill.com/holiday-happenings/

Kayak and Canoe Light Parade
Watch the Deschutes River light up with holiday lights! You won’t want to miss the annual holiday float on the Deschutes River, organized by Tumalo Creek and Kayak. Come sunset, be prepared for Bend’s version of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation meets a scaled back Rose City Christmas Ships Parade! Info: http://www.theoldmill.com/holiday-happenings/

Blake Little: Photographs of the Gay Rodeo
Photographer Blake Little captures the grit and determination of the gay rodeo circuit through images that explore a time-honored American tradition. Little’s photographs reveal scenes of camaraderie, identity and sport in an expansive redefinition of what a cowboy can be. Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay Rodeo opens December 15 at the High Desert Museum. Info: www.highdesertmuseum.org

Donate Blood
Tis the season to give, BLOOD! Give platelets or blood the gift of life 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, or blood 11:00am to 4:30pm at Bouncing Off the Wall or 12:00pm to 5:00pm at First Baptist Church Prineville. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Know Facebook
2:00pm at the Redmond Library learn about popular social networking sites, and get started with your own facebook account. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

10th Annual Dirksen Derby
Chill out at the 10th Annual Dirksen Derby at Mt. Bachelor. It’s a weekend-long gathering of snowboarders, sit-skiers, artists, musicians, filmmakers from all around the globe. Start your weekend right at the kick-off party, compete or cheer in the Snowboard Rally Race and check out the Film Fest. Proceeds support Tyler Eklund, a local snowboarder seriously injured in 2007.

Saturday December 16

Carriage Rides
During the holidays, the Old Mill District provides complimentary carriage rides Saturday and Sunday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm with Cowboy Carriage. Located between Ben & Jerry’s and Francesca’s. Tips and donations benefiting KIDS Center. (Carriage rides are weather dependent.) Info: http://www.theoldmill.com/holiday-happenings/

Roving Carolers
Roving Carolers provide Holiday Musical Performances in the Old Mill District. The High Desert Men’s Barbershop will harmonize from 3:00pm to 4:00pm, the Summit High School Choir and Victorian Carolers perform from 3:00pm to 4:00pm, and The Youth Choir of Central Oregon from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Info: http://www.theoldmill.com/holiday-happenings/

Donate Platelets
Tis the season to give, PLATELETS! Give the gift of life 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

The Night Before the Night Before Christmas
1:00pm at the East Bend Library the Sunriver Stars Community Theater perform excerpts from the play, “The Night Before the Night Before Christmas,” written by Bend playwright Cricket Daniel. This is a semi-staged reading complete with the broadcasting booth of a radio station with sound effects and Old Time Singing Commercials. The play is rollicking example of Holiday Plans Gone Awry! Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org

Sisters High Desert Bell Choir
2:00pm at the Sisters Library enjoy holiday music with the Sisters High Desert Bell Choir. Performances at the Sisters Tree Lighting Ceremony, Sisters Talent Show, numerous Christmas time gatherings and concerts in the parks keep the group busy. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org

Four in a Chord
4:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library Let the harmonies of Four in a Chord delight and entertain you. They have been spreading the acapella sounds of Barbershop Music for several years. Four in a Chord performs to bring joy and smiles to everyone through their music. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org

Snow Tours
Snow conditons permitting snowshoe tours with a ranger begin at 10:00am. All interpretive programs focus on the ecology, geology and wildlife of the Cascades. Meet at the Forest Service snowshoeing hut located at Mt. Bachelor’s West Village at 10:00am and 1:30pm on weekends and school break week days with the exception of Christmas and New Year’s Day. Info: http://discoveryourforest.org

2017 National Wreaths Across America
9:00am to 11:00am join Deschutes Memorial Chapel and Gardens, the Civil Air Patrol High Desert Squadron and the Bend Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution to honor Central Oregon Veterans this holiday season. Free. Info: 541-382-5592

Sunday December 17

Donate Platelets
Tis the season to give, PLATELETS! Give the gift of life 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Light Up A Life
4:30pm join Redmond-Sisters Hospice for an evening of remembrance with ceremonial candle lighting and reading of names honoring loved ones who have died. Live music presentation. Keepsake ornaments available for purchase. Call for more info. Free. 541-548-7483

December 18 – 24, 2017

Monday December 18

Roving Carolers
Roving Carolers provide Holiday Musical Performances in the Old Mill District. The Trinity Lutheran High School Chamber Choir will harmonize from 6:00pm to 7:00pm and th Mastersingers from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. Info: http://www.theoldmill.com/holiday-happenings/

Donate Blood
Tis the season to give, BLOOD! Give platelets or blood the gift of life 11:00am to 5:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, or blood 8:30am to 11:30am at Athletic Club of Bend, 10:15am to 3:45pm at New Hope Church Bend, or 2:00pm to 5:00pm at Growler Guys. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Winter Music
Join RPA students for songs and hot cocoa at the Redmond Library from 1:00pm to 1:45pm. Info: www.descuteslibrary.org

“It was a dark and stormy night…”
Snoopy began every novel with this dramatic phrase. In this juried annual member exhibit, 10:00am to 7:00pm artists of the A6 Print Studio use this same opening line to create abstract and representational works full of foreboding and narrative possibility. Gallery visitors are invited to use vintage typewriters to start a story. Free. Info: 541-330-8759

Free Gift Wrapping
Drop your gifts off and continue shopping, or wait in the comfort of our store, while Volunteers from Oregon Equestrian Trails, wrap your gifts, from anywhere, for any occasion. Noon to 6:00pm through Christmas Eve at Miracle Ear in the Bend River Pomenade. We accept donations, which help us build and clear trails, trail heads and horse camps, on Forest Service and BLM land. Our work benefits all outdoor enthusiasts and visitors, in the Central Oregon Community. Info: (541) 420-6846

Tuesday December 19

Small Business Counseling
SCORE business counselors will be available from 5:30pm to 7:30pm for free one-on-one small business counseling in the Meyer Classroom of the Downtown Bend Library. 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: http://www.scorecentraloregon.org/

Roving Carolers
Roving Carolers provide Holiday Musical Performances in the Old Mill District. The Mastersingers will harmonize from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Info: http://www.theoldmill.com/holiday-happenings/

Donate Blood
Tis the season to give, BLOOD! Give the gift of life 1:30pm to 6:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 10:30am to 3:30pm at La Pine Community Health Center, or 11:00am to 5:00pm at LDS Redmond. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Open Computer Lab
Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public. Use a library laptop or bring your own. 10:00am to noon at the Sisters Library, 1:30pm to 3:00pm at the Redmond Library or 2:30pm to 4:00pm at the East Bend Library. No registration required. Info: www.deschuteslibrary.org

Library Book Club
Book Party! Share your favorite reads of the year at this annual potluck, noon at the East Bend Library. All are welcome to attend. Free and open to the public. Info: www.deschuteslibrary.org

Redmond Mothers of Preschoolers
A great place to make new friends, get encouragement, and know that you’re not alone in this wonderful journey of motherhood! Our free meetings 9:00am to 11:00am the third Tuesday of the month at Community Presbyterian Church, consist of short inspirational videos, fun crafts/activities, exciting speakers and time for connection. Free. Info: 541-548-3367

Perceiving the Universe
Rebecca Diesing will present this astrophysics lecture 2:00pm at Touchmark at Mount Bachelor Village. Rebecca is a senior at Northwestern University and as a Physics and Astronomy senior, she was selected as one of three Oliver Marcy Scholars in 2016. This award is given to three students who complete their junior year with the best record in experimental, observational or mathematical sciences. Reservation requested 541-383-1414

Wednesday December 20

SantaLand
In the magical place called SantaLand, children can capture Santa’s ear with their hearts’ desires while our photographer captures the moment on film. Santa will be in SantaLand at the Old Mill Wednesday through Saturday from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Info: http://www.theoldmill.com/holiday-happenings/

Donate Blood
Tis the season to give, BLOOD! Give platelets the gift of life 11:00am to 5:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center or blood 11:00am to 4:00pm Bend Blood Donation Center, 8:30am to 2:30pm at St. Charles Medical Center Bend, or 12:00pm to 6:00pm at United Methodist Church Madras. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Lawyer in the Library
Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers at the Downtown Bend Library. Drop in sessions. Sign up begins at 5:00 p.m. with numbers handed out to people starting at 4:00 p.m. If you are unsuccessful in obtaining an appointment on your first night, you will be able to sign up for a slot down the road. Info: www.deschuteslibrary.org

Emotions Anonymous
EA provides a warm and accepting group setting in which to share experiences without fear of criticism. Through weekly support meetings, 9:30am at Bend United Methodist Church, members discover they are not alone in their struggles. Info: julie.bendchurch@gmail.com

Mama Circle
It’s tough being a mom. It’s easier with community. Join us at Baby Phases from 11:00am to 12:30pm for free, non-judgmental support. Share your concerns, questions, joys, challenges, experiences, and practical tips. Open to pregnant women and moms with littles. Free. Info: 541-306-8466

INCO Public Gathering
Mission to promote understanding and respectful relationships among diverse faith communities in Central Oregon by offering opportunities for learning, fellowship and service together, partnering alongside organizations with similar interests to carry out this mission. Our gatherings the third Wednesday of the month from noon to 1:30pm at Trinity Episcopal Church are open to all. Info: 541-382-5542

Bend “Go” Club
Expand your mind playing this ancient (yet modern) board game! Beginners welcome 2:00pm to 5:00pm at Market of Choice. Free. Info: 541-385-9198

Garage Night
A weekly social event for all motorsports enthusiasts to get together. If it has a motor, we want to talk about it! Come meet local business owners and talk about all things garage. 7:00pm to 9:00pm the 1st Wed. at VR Garage, 2nd Wed. at Spoken Moto, 3rd Wed. at Giant Loop; 4th and 5th Weds., different locations.

Art Journaling
Spark your creativity! Learn to capture daily life in both words and images. This program 6:00pm at the Crook County Library, is free and open to all regardless of ability, and materials are provided (although if you have a favorite journal or set of art supplies, please bring them!) Info: asmith@crooklib.org, 541-447-7978 ext. 302

Ski Base Repair Clinic
Early season conditions mean lots of dings and dents on our skis and boards. This free clinic, 6:30pm at The Gear Fix, will focus on the tools and techniques needed to properly fix them. Please RSVP as spaces are limited. info@thegearfix.com, 541-617-0022

Sierra Club Holiday Pot Luck
6:00pm at The Environmental Center take time out to give thanks, step back from the intensity of news, and enjoy the company of others who like you care deeply about Oregon and our planet. Lively music, fun get-to-know-you activities, slides of hikes-camp outs-treasures, tasty dishes of your favorite recipes and door prizes. Wear an ugly sweater if you’re feeling feisty. We’ll supply dishes and flatware, you bring a food item to share (label if gluten-free). Bring canned or other non-perishable food item(s) for our annual Food Drive to be donated to Neighbor Impact. Info: http://oregon.sierraclub.org/groups/juniper/

Thursday December 21

Donate Blood
Tis the season to give, BLOOD! Give platelets the gift of life 10:30am to 5:00pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center, or blood 10:00am to 4:00pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 9:00am to 3:00pm at Pacific Source Community Solutions Bend, or 8:30am to 1:30pm at State and County Offices. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

All Aboard!
Michael “The Train Man” Lavrich is at the Downtown Bend Library Thursday and Friday from 10:00am to 1:00pm and 3:00pm to 6:00pm to share his extensive collection of model trains. This is the eighteenth year he has displayed his trains at the library, making it a cherished tradition for two generations of Central Oregonians. All ages are invited to watch and listen as the trains chug and whistle their way around the tracks. Info: www.deschuteslibrary.org

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: www.deschuteslibrary.org

Tai Chi
A free Tai Chi for health class open to the Bend community 9:30am at Trinity Episcopal Church. Focusing on gentle movement, balance and coordination. This ongoing class teaches alignment, standing relaxation and mental awareness progressing into the greater depth of internal energy and movement. Info: 541-548-1086

Alzheimer’s Support Group
Are you caring for a family member or friend with Alzheimer’s Disease or a related dementia? 5:00pm at the Bend Senior Center join this compassionate group for helpful support and information. Info: www.bendparksandrec.org/senior_center/

Friday December 22

SantaLand
In the magical place called SantaLand, children can capture Santa’s ear with their hearts’ desires while our photographer captures the moment on film. Santa will be in SantaLand at the Old Mill Friday through Saturday from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Info: http://www.theoldmill.com/holiday-happenings/

Roving Carolers
Roving Carolers provide Holiday Musical Performances in the Old Mill District. The Victorian Carolers will perform from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Info: http://www.theoldmill.com/holiday-happenings/

Donate Blood
Tis the season to give, BLOOD! Give platelets or blood the gift of life 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, or blood 9:00am to 2:00pm at Crooked River Ranch. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Downtown Walking Tour
Learn a bit of the past as well as the ins-and-outs and hotspots of present-day Bend and Central Oregon on this walking tour of historic downtown. Friday and Saturday at 10:00am. Advance reservations required. Free. 541-382-8048

Community Healing Flow
A gentle flow class by donation with all proceeds benefiting the Humane Society of Central Oregon. 5:00pm to 6:15pm at Bend Community Healing. Info: 541-322-9642

Holiday Magic
Holiday Magic; Gallery artists exhibit hand crafted, original fine art expressing the magic of Central Oregon. Reception during Fourth Friday Art Stroll, 4:00pm to 7:00pm in downtown Sisters with live music and refreshments. Free. Info: 541-719-1800

Christmas In The Pines & Grimes Christmas Scene
Drive thru Central Oregon’s Lighted Wonderland!! It is SO worth the trip to Prineville to see Christmas in the Pines at the Crook County Fairgrounds. Friday through Sunday from 5:30pm to 9:00pm. Saturday Evening enjoy the Live Nativity, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies. The Grimes Christmas Scene is open from 5:00pm to 8:00pm Friday and 1:00pm to 8:00pm Saturday and Sunday. It includes hundreds and hundreds of miniatures displayed in holiday and secular scenes, including mountain and seaside villages, theatrical stages, forest wonderlands, old-fashioned communities and more. Entrance with nonperishable food and/or pet food. Info: https://www.crookcountyfairgrounds.com/events/2016/christmasinthepines/

Saturday December 23

Carriage Rides
During the holidays, the Old Mill District provides complimentary carriage rides Saturday and Sunday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm with Cowboy Carriage. Located between Ben & Jerry’s and Francesca’s. Tips and donations benefiting KIDS Center. (Carriage rides are weather dependent.) Info: http://www.theoldmill.com/holiday-happenings/

Donate Platelets
Tis the season to give, PLATELETS! Give the gift of life 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

All Aboard!
Michael “The Train Man” Lavrich is at the Downtown Bend Library from noon to 5:00pm to share his extensive collection of model trains. This is the eighteenth year he has displayed his trains at the library, making it a cherished tradition for two generations of Central Oregonians. All ages are invited to watch and listen as the trains chug and whistle their way around the tracks. Info: www.deschuteslibrary.org

“It was a dark and stormy night…”
Snoopy began every novel with this dramatic phrase. In this juried annual member exhibit, 10:00am to 6:00pm Saturday and noon to 5:00pm Sunday, artists of the A6 Print Studio use this same opening line to create abstract and representational works full of foreboding and narrative possibility. Gallery visitors are invited to use vintage typewriters to start a story. Free. Info: 541-330-8759

Santa’s Village in Downtown Bend
Santa visits Downtown Bend from noon to 4:00pm. Come tell Santa what is on your Christmas list and take your own photos! Free. Info: 360-393-8992

Sunday December 24

Donate Platelets
Tis the season to give, PLATELETS! Give the gift of life 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

“Solstice Solace”
We will take the morning of December 24 from 10:30am to 11:45am at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship to observe the midwinter solstice. This solstice observes and celebrates the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year. Childcare available. Free. Info: 541-385-3908

Holiday Service
10:00am Mike Caba will lead a holiday service at Touchmark at Mount Bachelor. He holds an M.A. in Philosophy and Religion, an M.A. in Humanities, a Bachelors Degree in Biblical Education and an Associates Degree in Engineering. He has completed volunteer archaeology work in Israel, and has taught a number of classes for various organizations on Biblical, historical, philosophical and religious topics over the years. Reservations requested (541) 383-1414

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