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

February 20 – 26, 2017

Monday February 20

Gift of Life
You can give the Gift of Life 1:00pm to 6:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org/

OSU Extension Seeks Master Food Preservers
If you would like to get up to date on safe food handling and preservation techniques and support your community, consider becoming an Oregon State University Extension Master Food Preserver volunteer. 48 hours of in-depth food safety and preservation training will be held on Wednesdays, April 12 – June 7. Register by Friday. Info: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes/food-preservation

Snowshoe With A Ranger
You can Snowshoe with a Ranger at 10:00am or 1:30pm at the Mt. Bachelor Ski Area. Take in the surrounding beauty while the Ranger interpretive program focuses on the ecology, geology and wildlife of the Cascades. Info: http://discoveryourforest.org/

Tuesday February 21

Gift of Life
You can give the Gift of Life 12:30pm to 5:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center. 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 from 1:30pm to 3:00pm at the Redmond Library and 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Sisters Library. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

SCORE 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. Learn from someone who’s “been there, done that!” SCORE business counselors will be available from 5:30pm to 7:30pm for free one-on-one small business counseling. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Craigslist for Beginners
The most popular way to buy, sell, and advertise these days is through Craigslist. 10:30am at the Downtown Bend Library find out how to search for everything from jobs to vacation rentals, reply to postings, and create an account. Registration requested. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Tinker Tuesday – Repair Cafe
Has your blender lost its whirl? Has your toaster seen better days? Bring your small household appliances that need a little work to the Redmond Technology Education Center from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. This free program is part of the new Tinker Tuesday series in partnership with COCC. Volunteers from the Environmental Center will come and help guide the repair of small appliances or devices that no longer function. Bring your stuff that’s not working and lets see if we can collaborate to change that. Repair Cafe’s are a growing movement to help keep the material objects in our lives serving us longer before they head for the landfill or an alternative use. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Transparent Support Group Meeting/Queer Youth Space Meeting
The Transparent Support Group and Queer Youth Space meet from 5:00pm to 6:30pm at Dudley’s Book Cafe. They promote education and outreach for parents with transgender children and a safe space for teens to hang out in a safe space to express who they are. Info: Parentsupport@humandignitycoalition.org, qys@humandignitycoalition.org

Genealogy for Beginners
Interested in finding out about your family’s history, but don’t know where to start? 10:00am at the Redmond Library learn the basics of genealogy and find out what resources the library has to help you in your quest. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Tinker Tuesday – Kites
Bruce Emerson, physics and engineering instructor at COCC, will lead an exploration of the basic principles of building simple box and diamond kites, 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Redmond Library. Each participant will construct a kite in some form and leave with a better understanding of the creative possibilities of the kite form and how to adjust a kite to improve it’s flight characteristics. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Bend Genealogical Society
Bend Genealogical Society presents: “Extra, Extra! Read All About It in the Newspaper” and “Back to Basics OR What Have I Forgotten In My Research” 10:00am at Williamson Hall. Free. Questions: call 541-317-9553 or visit our website: www.orgenweb.org/deschutes/bend-gs

Health Career Info Session
12:00pm to 1:00pm at COCC Redmond there is an information session about COCC’s Allied Health programs featuring session descriptions and reviews of the structures and costs. Info: https://www.cocc.edu/

In Our Backyard Tackles Human Trafficking
6:00pm at COCC Bend hear Nita Belles Executive Director of In Our Backyard and OATH give Super Bowl Human Trafficking Highlights. Also information on Convenience Stores Against Trafficking, Volunteer Opportunities, and meet our new staff. Refreshments will be provided. Free. Info: http://inourbackyard.org/local-events/

Wednesday February 22

Gift of Life
You can give the Gift of Life 10:00am to 3:00pm at Bend Blood Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org/

Writing Your Memoir Workshop
Memoir re-creates the most pivotal experiences of a person’s life. A week prior to workshop, students will submit the opening pages of a memoir-in progress or a short narrative essay (3-6 pages double spaced) for instructor and peer feedback. Through lively discussion of student manuscripts, short writing exercises, examples of published texts, and mini lectures, students will be introduced to a variety of narrative techniques and approaches used in memoir writing, particularly those related to structure, form, point-of-view, theme; and the relationship between narrative and exposition. 12:00pm to 3:00pm at the Sisters Library. Registration required. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Introduction to Finding Grants
1:00pm at the Redmond Public Library there is a free workshop on finding funders for nonprofit organizations. Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants. Space is limited and registration is recommended. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

The Oregon Spotted Frog
The Oregon spotted frog is a small amphibian that is currently having a large impact on Central Oregon. 7:00pm at the Tower Theater join biologist and spotted frog expert Jay Bowerman to learn more about this native frog and its habitat. Jay will shed light on the spotted frog’s life history, ecological needs, challenges in the face of habitat loss, invasive species, and an uncertain political climate. Info: http://www.deschuteslandtrust.org/hikes-events/hikes/feb22-nature-night-2

Puragtorio
“Puragtorio: A Journey into the Heart of the US-Mexico Border” is a film featuring a mosaic of vignettes about the everyday struggles of those who work and live in the borderlands separating Mexico and the United States. You can view the film and join the discussion at 4:30pm at COCC Redmond. Info: https://www.cocc.edu

Book Club
The Sisters Library Book Club meets from 5:30pm to 6:30pm to discuss Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi – The Novel Idea. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Behind the Scenes With Black Bears
Black bears are the most common bears in our region, yet most of us know little of this omnivore and its habits and habitats. 7:00pm at the Tower Theatre join wildlife biologist Dana Sanchez for glimpse into the life of North America’s smallest bear species to learn about their ecology, range, abilities, and opportunistic diets. Dana will also discuss the skill bears exhibit in adapting to human habits which can present significant challenges for both humans and bears in places where we share space and resources. This event is free, but registration is required. Info: http://www.deschuteslandtrust.org/hikes-events/hikes/march22-nature-night-2

Forest Health
Forest Health–Does Forest Management Impoverish Forests? 6:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library learn more about how wildfire, bark beetles, drought, and other natural processes that create dead trees creates healthy forest ecosystems. Info: George Wuerthner, Public Lands Media, gwuerthner@gmail.com, 541-255-6039

Thursday February 23

Season of Nonviolence Book Discussion
10:00am at the Redmond Library is the last of the 4-week discussion on Eduardo Bonilla-Silva’s acclaimed book “Racism without Racists”. Beneath our contemporary conversations about race lies a full blown arsenal of phrases,arguments and stories that account for racial inequalities. This book documents how whites use these to account for and ultimately justify those inequalities. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Computer Lab
Free time to practice your computer skills or work on any problems you’re having with staff on hand to help, 2:30pm to 4:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Neighborhood Forum
6:30pm to 8:00pm at Pine Ridge Elementary School is one of three Bend neighborhood forums in February to listen to residents’ opinions about the 1-mile stretch of the Upper Deschutes State Scenic Waterway that rests within the Bend Urban Growth Boundary on the southwest side of town. People who live along or use this stretch of the river are encouraged to attend and offer their thoughts on the status of the river and how the current rules affect the values of the waterway in this 1-mile stretch. Info: http://bit.ly/upperdeschutesreview

Puragtorio
“Puragtorio: A Journey into the Heart of the US-Mexico Border” is a film featuring a mosaic of vignettes about the everyday struggles of those who work and live in the borderlands separating Mexico and the United States. You can view the film and join the discussion at 4:30pm at COCC Boyle Education Center. Info: https://www.cocc.edu

Health Care for All Oregon
5:00pm at The Environmental Center, Health Care for All Oregon invites you to a public meeting for information and legislative action! They would like to hear from you and discuss your concerns about health care in Oregon. Info: http://hcao.org/

In Our Backyard Tackles Human Trafficking
6:30pm at St. Charles Center for Health and Learning hear Nita Belles Executive Director of In Our Backyard and OATH give Super Bowl Human Trafficking Highlights. Also information on Convenience Stores Against Trafficking, Volunteer Opportunities, and meet our new staff. Refreshments will be provided. Free. Info: http://inourbackyard.org/local-events/

The Return of the River
The award-winning film “Return of the River” tells the story of a remarkable campaign to set a river free, culminating in the removal of the Elwha Dam. This is an unlikely success story for environmental and cultural restoration; it offers hope and possibility for a more sustainable future. The film, 6:30pm at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, will be followed by a panel discussion about river restoration with the director/cinematographer and two research scientists who worked on the project. Registration is required. Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-return-of-the-river-tickets-31450189363

Friday February 24

Gift of Life
You can give the Gift of Life 9:00am to 2:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org/

Book Sale
Friends of the Library is having a book sale from 10:00am to 6:00pm at the La Pine Library. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Mountainfilm on Tour
Mountainfilm is back for its 14th tour in Bend, 7:00pm at Tower Theater to benefit the Environmental Center. Featuring inspirational documentary films with themes of exploring cultures, preserving environments and promoting adventure. The event showcases the very best of Telluride Mountainfilm Festival, an annual film festival with a mission to use the power of film, art and ideas to create a better world. Info: https://envirocenter.org/programs/community/telluride-mountainfilm-festival/

facebook for Beginners
2:00pm to 3:30pm at the Redmond Library learn about popular social networking sites, and get started with your own facebook account. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Saturday February 25

Gift of Life
You can give the Gift of Life 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org/

Book Sale
Friends of the Library is having a book sale from 10:00am to 3:00pm at the La Pine Library. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Screen On Paper Wings
In the spring of 1945, a Japanese balloon bomb claimed the lives of the only people killed on the continental U.S. as the result of enemy action during WWII. Forty years later, the decision to fold a thousand paper cranes would unite the Japanese and American civilians who were involved in and affected by this incident. View On Paper Wings 1:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library. It is the story of four Japanese women who worked on balloon bombs, the families of those killed in Oregon, and the man whose actions brought them all together forty years after WWII, and the balloon bomb project. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Coding Camp – Build a Webpage I
Play with the web programming languages html and css in a low stress, friendly environment 1:00pm at the Redmond Library. Learn more about your computer and how it works and build your confidence. This workshop is intended for beginners and will follow RailsBridge curriculum. Registration requested. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

A Novel Idea Artist Information Reception
Looking for a creative way to participate in A Novel Idea? Since 2014, Deschutes Public Libraries have displayed art inspired by the selected novel. From textiles to photography, local artists have used their creativity to celebrate literature. Join the downtown Bend Library Art committee and Library staff at 4:00pm to learn more about participating in the upcoming art show in conjunction with the novel, “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi. Help brainstorm some art ideas from the book. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Mountainfilm on Tour
Mountainfilm is back for its 14th tour in Bend, 7:00pm at Tower Theater to benefit the Environmental Center. Featuring inspirational documentary films with themes of exploring cultures, preserving environments and promoting adventure. The event showcases the very best of Telluride Mountainfilm Festival, an annual film festival with a mission to use the power of film, art and ideas to create a better world. Info: https://envirocenter.org/programs/community/telluride-mountainfilm-festival/

Snowshoe With A Ranger
You can Snowshoe with a Ranger at 10:00am or 1:30pm at the Mt. Bachelor Ski Area. Take in the surrounding beauty while the Ranger interpretive program focuses on the ecology, geology and wildlife of the Cascades. Info: http://discoveryourforest.org/

Free Tax Preparation
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library from noon to 5:00pm. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions. Info: http://cashoregon.org

Beekeeping for Beginners
The Central Oregon Beekeeping Association (COBKA) Bee School will be held at the Central Oregon Community College from 9:00am to 4:00pm. It will feature a Beekeeping 101 class as well as lectures from regional COBKA mentors. This class is perfect for anyone that wants to get into beekeeping as a hobby, as a serious enthusiast, or as an educated consumer who simply wants to learn more about where honey comes from. Info: www.cobeekeeping.org

Family Free Saturday
Thanks to our generous sponsors, twice every year the High Desert Museum is open to all with no admission. Free Day gets busy, so arrive early! Info: https://www.highdesertmuseum.org/family-free-saturday

Special Olympics Oregon Winter Games
8:00am to 4:00pm Oregon Special Olympics participants compete in alpine skiing, cross country skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing events. Info: https://www.mtbachelor.com/event/oregon-special-olympics/

Bend Firefighters Stairclimb Fundraiser
Bend firefighters are going to Seattle to compete in the annual Scott Firefighter Stairclimb. Meet them and show your support at Whole Foods from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. This event is a fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and draws firefighters from around the world to Seattle to climb 69 floors of Seattle’s tallest building. Info: www.firefighterstairclimb.org

Central Oregon Cheerleading Showcase
The Central Oregon Cheerleading Showcase is from 12:00pm to 4:00pm at Mt. View High School. This is an opportunity for Central Oregon High School cheer teams to show their stuff!! Each team will do a performance of their choice. This is a good opportunity for the teams to get a taste of what competition is about, and also a great way for friends, family, and the community to see all the skills and hard work these talented kids have learned. Info: https://mvhscheer.teamapp.com/events/2368021-central-oregon-cheerleading-showcase

Sunday February 26

Gift of Life
You can give the Gift of Life 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org/

Snowshoe With A Ranger
You can Snowshoe with a Ranger at 10:00am or 1:30pm at the Mt. Bachelor Ski Area. Take in the surrounding beauty while the Ranger interpretive program focuses on the ecology, geology and wildlife of the Cascades. Info: http://discoveryourforest.org/

Free Tax Preparation
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library from noon to 5;00pm. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions. Info: http://cashoregon.org

Special Olympics Oregon Winter Games
8:00am to 4:00pm Oregon Special Olympics participants compete in alpine skiing, cross country skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing events. Info: https://www.mtbachelor.com/event/oregon-special-olympics/

February 27 – March 5, 2017

Monday February 27

Gift of Life
Your donation of blood is the Gift of Life, donate blood 1:00pm to 6:30pm or Platelets 11:00am to 5:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org/

Central Oregon Labor Council
Monthly meeting of the Central Oregon Labor Council a coalition of labor, worker’s rights and community groups is at 5:30pm at the Social Justice Center. Community and faith groups are welcome and incouraged to attend. Info: www.cosjc.org

Birding for Pre-Schoolers
Birding for Pre-Schoolers, 10:00am at Drake Park is a birding and nature walk geared for preschoolers but all ages are welcome. Exploration, finger plays, observation, learning, questioning is all part of the fun filled hour. Info: http://www.ecaudubon.org/birding-for-preschoolers

A Daughter’s Reflections
6:00pm at the High Desert Museum Dr. Linda Tamura, an emerita professor of Education at Willamette University, will share her research on the experiences of Japanese Americans during and after World War II. She will reflect on the lessons we can learn from this painful chapter of history. Info: highdesertmuseum.org/rsvp

VegNet Bend Meet Ups
Vegans and veg curious please join VegNet Bend for monthly events and get-togethers! Updated information can be found on VegNet Bend Group for Facebook and ‘Meetup’ web page. Donation. Info: https://www.meetup.com/VegNet-Bend/

Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers – Early Stage
3:30pm to 7:30pm a the Downtown Bend Library hear practical answers to the questions that arise in the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease and learn what you can do to cope with the changes that come with an early-stage diagnosis. Info: http://alz.org/oregon/in_my_community_103161.asp

Wild Land, Wild Brews: Drink the High Desert
6:00pm to 9:00pm at Worth Brewing, Sip and Learn! Worthy brewer Zach Brenneman and Oregon Natural Desert Association’s Gena Goodman-Campbell will share the stories behind 4 beers inspired by a high desert hike. $1 from every beer sold will benefit ONDA. Info: https://onda.org/get-involved/events/wild-land-wild-brews-drink-the-high-desert

Tuesday February 28

Gift of Life
You can give the Gift of Life 12:30pm to 5:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center. 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 from 1:30pm to 3:00pm at the Redmond Library, 2:30pm to 4:00pm at the East Bend Library and 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Sisters Library. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

SCORE 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. Learn from someone who’s “been there, done that!” SCORE business counselors will be available from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Downtown Bend Library for free one-on-one small business counseling. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Excel for Beginners
2:30pm at the Downtown Bend Library learn the basics of Excel a popular spreadsheet program and create a simple address book. Registration required. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

WalkStrong Info Night
The third season of the WalkStrong 5k walking program provides an inclusive, safe environment for people who live in larger bodies or who have not been previously physically active. Learn all about this group at 6:00pm at Fleet Feet Sports on Galventon Ave. They focus on walkers of all abilities and move from couch to 5k and 10k walking distances. The coached walks are held on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings. Registration required. Info: http://www.fleetfeetbend.com

Diabetes Prevention Program
The goal of the Diabetes Prevention Program, 1:00pm at the Redmond Senior Center, is to make lifestyle changes which include healthy eating and physical activity. The group setting provides support with people who are trying to make the same changes. Free. Info: http://www.bendsource.com

Wednesday March 1

Gift of Life
You can give the Gift of Life 11:00am to 4:00pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 9:30am to 2:30pm at City of Bend Police Department, or 10:00am to 3:00pm at St. Joseph Catholic Chuch Prineville. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org/

Inner Sustainability through Living Mindfully
Laura Bartels, Executive Director of the Mindful Life Program will talk about how developing the four key areas of mindfulness—attention, values, wisdom and an open heart—can transform your life and build resiliency. Join her on March 1st at 6:00pm at The Environmental Center for this free talk entitled “Inner Sustainability through Living Mindfully” followed by a time for questions. Info: www.mindfullifeprogram.org

Planning for Play
The Bend Park and Recreation District is getting started on an important project. The end result will be the community’s plan for the next 10 years of new parks, extended trails and new places to workout, play and socialize. The new plan will ultimately help the District prioritize future facility and program investments. Bring your ideas, offer input and perspective, and discuss the future of parks and recreation with planners and designers 5:30pm at the District Office. Info: http://www.bendparksandrec.org/current_projects/planning-for-play-comp-plan/

What’s Brewing?
7:00am to 8:00am at Meadow Lakes Restuarant you can join a discussion about the new Crook County leadership for 2017. Info: https://crookcountyfoundation.org/

Lunch and Learn
This week’s presentation is “The Scandinavian Influence in Central Oregon,” by local historian Tor Hansen. Lunch and Learn is at noon at the Bend Senior Center, bring your lunch dessert and coffee are provided. Info: http://www.bendparksandrec.org/senior_center/

Thursday March 2

Computer Lab
Free time to practice your computer skills or work on any problems you’re having with staff on hand to help, 2:30pm to 4:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

The 5th annual Muse Conference
The 5th annual Muse Conference is based on the belief that women hold enormous potential as catalysts for change in their lives, in their communities, and in the world. The four-day conference schedule includes a Film Series on Thursday; Salon Series and First Friday Art Show on Friday; the Conference, Muse Reception and Dinner on Saturday; and a special Workshop and Community Yoga Class on Sunday. Events take place at The Tower Theatre and Muse Hub. Info: www.museconference.org

Tai Chi
A free Tai Chi class, 9:30am to 10:30am at Trinity Episcopal Church is open to the Bend Community. It is centered on a gentle and basic form for Arthritis and Fall Prevention, but will introduce more aspects of Tai Chi as the class progresses. Info: http://www.bendsource.com

Qigong – Taoist and Tibetan Yoga
7:00pm at Bend Community Healing learn Qigong and Taoist and Tibetan Yoga the amazing energy awareness and health arts. Open to students of all levels, no prior experience necessary. Classes are on a drop in bases. Willow, the instructor, has over 25 years studying and teaching these arts. Donation Based. Info: http://www.bendsource.com

Bow Wow Bingo
Play Bow Wow Bingo at the 7th Street Brewhouse at 6:30pm. All proceeds benefit BrightSide Animal Center. Info: http://brightsideanimals.org

ABCDs of Medicare
Questions about Medicare? 4:30pm at the Bend Senior Center you can join a free informational question and answer session about Medicare. Info: http://events.ktvz.com/ABCDs_of_Medicare/326537557.html

Friday March 3

Gift of Life
You can give the Gift of Life 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center or 12:00pm to 6:00pm at the Sunriver Library. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org/

Arcadia
Past meets present in Arcadia, moving between 1809 and the present at the elegant estate of the Coverly family. 7:30pm nightly and 2:00pm on Sunday through March 18th Thirteen year-old genius Lady Thomasina and her tutor delve into intellectual and romantic issues. Info: https://www.cascadestheatrical.org/arcadia

Stone Soup
“Stone Soup: How Recipes Can Preserve History and Nourish Community,” a free conversation with Jennifer Roberts at 6:30 at Crook County Library. The program is hosted by the library and sponsored by Oregon Humanities. Participants are encouraged to bring any treasured recipes they’d like to share with the group. Info: www.crooklib.org

Art at the Oxford Hote
Art at the Oxford Hotel presents Kelly Thiel’s works on canvas through April 23, 2017. The artist will attend the champagne opening on First Friday, from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. Kelly Thiel’s art tells women’s stories as personal narratives fascinate her. She paints of subject’s lives, that of their parents, stories secret/hidden or in plain view. Info: http://www.kellythielstudio.com/

Bachelor Butte Dog Derby
Central Oregon’s only sled dog race is back for another run at the Wanoga Sno-Park! Mushers from all around the NW will come to test their skills and their dogs on some of the best trails Oregon has to offer. Open to pro and novice entrants, spectators are encouraged to come watch, stage race starts at 4:00pm. Info: http://psdsa.org/Races/BachelorButteSchedule.aspx

Bend Firefighters Stairclimb Fundraiser
Join Bend Firefighters at their fundraiser at First Friday in Downtown Bend from 4:00pm to 9:00pm. Bend firefighters are headed to Seattle to compete in the annual Scott Firefighter Stairclimb. This event is a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and draws firefighters from around the world to Seattle to climb 69 floors of Seattle’s tallest building. Info: http://www.firefighterstairclimb.org/

Saturday March 4

Gift of Life
You can give the Gift of Life 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org/

Spay-ghetti Benefit Dinner
BrightSide Animal Center invites you to join them, 5:00pm at St. Thomas Catholic Church, for the ninth annual Spay-ghetti Benefit Dinner to celebrate Spay and Neuter Awareness. Enjoy an evening featuring spaghetti dishes (including vegetarian), cash bar, music, door prizes, dessert auction, silent auction, and of course great company, all to benefit BrightSide Animal Center. Info: http://brightsideanimals.org/events/spay-ghetti-benefit-dinner

Free Tax Preparation
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library from noon to 5:00pm. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions. Info: http://cashoregon.org

Snowshoe With A Ranger
You can Snowshoe with a Ranger at 10:00am or 1:30pm at the Mt. Bachelor Ski Area. Take in the surrounding beauty while the Ranger interpretive program focuses on the ecology, geology and wildlife of the Cascades. Info: http://discoveryourforest.org/

Bachelor Butte Dog Derby
Central Oregon’s only sled dog race is back for another run at the Wanoga Sno-Park! Mushers from all around the NW will come to test their skills and their dogs on some of the best trails Oregon has to offer. Open to pro and novice entrants, spectators are encouraged to come watch, stage races start at 8:30am. Info: http://psdsa.org/Races/BachelorButteSchedule.aspx

Sunday March 5

Gift of Life
You can give the Gift of Life 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org/

Free Tax Preparation
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library from noon to 5;00pm. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions. Info: http://cashoregon.org

Snowshoe With A Ranger
You can Snowshoe with a Ranger at 10:00am or 1:30pm at the Mt. Bachelor Ski Area. Take in the surrounding beauty while the Ranger interpretive program focuses on the ecology, geology and wildlife of the Cascades. Info: http://discoveryourforest.org/

Bachelor Butte Dog Derby
Central Oregon’s only sled dog race is back for another run at the Wanoga Sno-Park! Mushers from all around the NW will come to test their skills and their dogs on some of the best trails Oregon has to offer. Open to pro and novice entrants, spectators are encouraged to come watch, stage races start at 8:30am. Info: http://psdsa.org/Races/BachelorButteSchedule.aspx

Herd U Needed A Home
This is your chance to adopt a rescued herding dog. Herd U Needed A Home at Bend Pet Express Westside runs from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Info: 541-508-8271

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