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

May 22 – 28, 2017

Monday May 22

Freezing Food and Salsa Workshops
Learn the principles of high quality freezing and practicing safe preparation of foods or have fun learning how to make two versions salsa, America’s favorite condiment for your pantry shelf at a “hands-on” workshop taught by Glenda Hyde, OSU Extension educator and Master Food Preserver volunteers. The classes will be on Thursday, May 25 and June 1 at the OSU Deschutes County Extension office at 9:00 AM to Noon. Call to register at the OSU Deschutes County Extension office at 541-548-6088.

A Complicated Legacy: The History of the Hanford Site
The Manhattan Project transformed the small agricultural towns of Hanford and White Bluffs, Washington into the world’s first large scale nuclear research and production facilities. Join Robert Franklin, assistant director of the Hanford History Project, 6:00pm at the High Desert Museum. He will discuss the legacies of WWII and Cold War nuclear materials production, advancements in science and technology, and the largest nuclear cleanup in history, through material drawn from oral histories with former workers and rarely seen historic photographs. Info: RSVP https://hdmuseum.wufoo.com/forms/zmyyxnn1x4y4ad/

Gift of Life
Your blood is the Gift of Life for someone in need, donate 11:00am to 5:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 12:30pm to 6:30pm at Downtown Bend Library, or 10:00am to 3:00pm at Gilchriest High School. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Tuesday May 23

A Closer Look at the Roots of Backpacking
6:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library local outdoors enthusiast David Markey presents a photo journey along the 212-mile John Muir Trail through the central Sierras and a discussion of what he encountered along the way. He will also set up the gear that he used to give people a look at the roots of what is needed to make the journey enjoyable. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Open Computer Lab
Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Sisters Library and 1:30pm to 3:00pm at the Redmond Library. Use a library laptop or bring your own. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Ebay for Beginners
Ebay is the most popular way to buy, sell, and advertise on the Internet. Find out how to search for everything from jobs to vacation rentals, reply to postings, and create an account 10:30am at the Downtown Bend Library. Registration Required. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

SCORE Small Business Counseling
Avoid time-consuming and costly mistakes by learning 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. 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.deschuteslibrary.org/

The Classics Book Club
Discussing The Manuscript Found in Saragossa by Jan Potocki. Everyone welcome 5:30pm at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Gift of Life
Your blood is the Gift of Life for someone in need, donate 1:30pm to 6:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 12:15pm to 4:45pm at Antioch Church, or 10:00am to 3:00pm at COCC Redmond. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Happy Hour in the Garden
Join The Environmental Center in the Kansas Ave Learning Garden any Tuesday between 4:00pm and 6:00pm to volunteer in the garden. They have growlers of beer and kombucha to quench your thirst as you work on garden maintenance and weekly projects. This event is family friendly! Info: https://envirocenter.org/

Wednesday May 24

Delicious Root Recipes and Their Health Benefits
Noon at the Sisters Library Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) Larissa Spafford will share her favorite recipes for preparing a wide variety of root vegetables. She will talk about their nutritional components and how incorporating more of these nourishing vegetables into your diet can benefit your health in big ways. A delicious sample will be provided. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Oregon’s Heritage Trees
Trees tie us to our historical roots. 6:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library join Community Librarian Nate Pedersen on a virtual journey around the state of Oregon visiting some of Oregon’s 70 recognized heritage trees. What does it take for a tree to be recognized as an Oregon Heritage Tree? Certain criteria such as accessibility to the public, tree health and historic significance all play a role in whether or not a tree or grove qualifies. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Bird Walk
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Carol Wall at 8:00am for a bird walk at picturesque Indian Ford Meadow Preserve. Watch for warblers in the willows along Indian Ford Creek and songbirds in the sage-flats as you take in the views of Mt Jefferson and the Three Sisters. Listen for the California quail’s distinctive “chi-ca-go” call while you see what species of birds are starting to return as part of their spring migration. Registration is required. Info: https://www.deschuteslandtrust.org

Advanced Mountain Bike Ride
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Brad Chalfant at 3:00pm for a 10-12 mile mountain bike ride in Skyline Forest. This ride is open to advanced-level riders who want to explore the crowd-free riding of Skyline Forest while learning about the potential trail network that could connect Bend and Sisters. From freshwater springs to historic lumber mills, riders will experience firsthand why the Land Trust is working to protect Skyline Forest, Bend’s backyard. Registration is required. Info: https://www.deschuteslandtrust.org

Gift of Life
Your blood is the Gift of Life for someone in need, donate 11:00am to 4:00pm at Bend Blood Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Bend Wild Wednesday
5:30pm to 7:00pm at Crow’s Feet Commons hear tales of backcountry adventures. Local naturalist and author LeeAnn Kriegh presents “Listening to Lookout Mountain” and shares insight on engaging your senses while experiencing this beautiful place in the Ochoco National Forest. Info: http://crowsfeetscommons.com/

Drone Racing
Race #1 of a 10-race series begins with a MultiGP Universal Time Trial course 6:00pm to 8:30pm at Pine Nursery Park. Drones race against the clock and global competitors. Info: http://www.multigp.com/chapters/view/CORFPV

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Oregon
Thinking about hiking some—or all—of the Pacific Crest Trail in Oregon this summer? 6:00pm at REI join Eli Boschetto, author of the new guidebook, “Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Oregon,” for an evening of inspiring imagery and helpful trail information to help you start planning your own PCT adventure. Info: https://www.rei.com/stores/bend.html

Thursday May 25

Wildflower Hike
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Carol Moorehead at 9:00am for a wildflower hike around Bella Ranch, a conserved private ranch outside of Prineville. We’ll hike along Mill Creek and enjoy scenic views of unique rock formations while learning more about the springs and wetlands the ranch protects. Then, we’ll head up into the hills to search for a myriad of native wildflowers including phlox, prairie star, balsamroot, and bitterroot. Registration is required. Info: https://www.deschuteslandtrust.org

Outdoor Journaling
6:00pm join the Deschutes Land Trust and hiker and passionate journaler, Kolby Kirk, for an evening of learning tips and techniques for keeping a journal while keeping a good pace! We’ll spend the day at Whychus Canyon Preserve discussing ways of seeing and recording the landscape, explore reasons for keeping a trail journal, and learn tips for quickly sketching flora/fauna for later identification. No journaling experience needed. Registration is required. Info: https://www.deschuteslandtrust.org

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

Something Sweet and Savory
Something Sweet and Savory is CASA of Central Oregon’s signature event, featuring a spectacular silent auction, wine wall, no-host bar, appetizers from Tetherow, and a generous sampling of desserts from local restaurants and bakeries. Help CASA provide a powerful voice for local children in foster care 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Tetherow. Info: http://casaofcentraloregon.org/

The Times They Are A Changin
6:30pm at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship the Vocal Seniority (Raising Cane), in collaboration with The Radical Songbook on 88.9 KPOV High Desert Community Radio, present a meet-and-greet and concert featuring Bill Valenti’s celebration of the protest song. Join Bill, Mark Quon, Ian Carrick and Alexa Wiley for a fun-filled celebration of old and new protest songs. Registration is required. Info: http://www.thevocalseniority.org/

Green Drinks
The Environmental Center “Green Drinks” is at Whole Foods Market from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Sunriver Brewing Co. is providing Mexican Lager for all to enjoy! Going along with the theme, Whole Foods will prepare some tasty snacks including chips, salsa, their famous guacamole, quesadillas and more. Everyone who attends will be entered to a Whole Foods gift basket filled to the brim with goodies including chocolates and locally-roasted coffee beans. Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/may-green-drinks-at-whole-foods-tickets-342984

Reporting the Oregon Story – Floyd McKay
6:00pm at Roundabout Books learn how Activists and Visionaries Transformed a State, is a guided tour through the exciting times when Oregon led the nation in environmental policy and state and local leaders worked together in a bipartisan manner to create the Oregon we enjoy in the 21st Century. Info: http://www.roundaboutbookshop.com/event/reporting-oregon-story-floyd-mckay

Friday May 26

Gift of Life
Your blood is the Gift of Life for someone in need, donate 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 9:30am to 2:30pm at Redmond Library, or 10:30am to 3:30pm at Sisters Athletic Club. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Senior Social Program
Senior brunch will be served from 10:00am to 11:00am at Bend Community Center. Social hour is from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Info: http://www.bendcommunitycenter.org/

Community Healing Flow
5:00pm to 6:15pm at Bend Community Healing there is a gentle flow class by donation with all proceeds to benefit the Humane Society of Central Oregon. Info: http://www.bendcommunityhealing.com/

Saturday May 27

Author Event
Award-winning Oregon travel writer and editior, Kim Cooper Findling, will be presenting her latest travel book “Bend, Oregon Daycations” 6:00pm at Herringbone Books. It is a collection of recommended Central Oregon adventures that will be great for visitors, long-time locals and recent transplants alike. Find out where to go, what to see and what to take with you. Accompanying Findling’s presentation is a fantastic slideshow. Info: 541-526-1491

Kids Day in May
The annual Kids Day in May event brings a day full of fun and games to The Village at Sunriver from 11:00am to 4:00pm. This fun filled event focuses on kids of all ages and includes numerous games and activities. Experience the challenge of a rock wall or power jump; kids can get their face painted or grab some cotton candy. Then head over to the fire fighters and police officers to see cool service vehicles and learn about their jobs. All proceeds benefit nonprofit organizations in South Deschutes County. Info: www.villageatsunriver.com/events

Gift of Life
Your platelets are the Gift of Life for someone in need, donate 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Cool Cars and Coffee
8:00am at C.E. Lovejoy’s Brookswood Market enjoy Cool Cars with your coffee! Info: http://www.celovejoys.com/

Barks and Recreation
Join Bend Spay and Neuter Project for Barks and Recreation from 11:00am to 3:00pm at Drake Park. Celebrate everything we love about Bend: beer, dogs and the outdoors! Featuring fun contests including the K-9 Pie Eating Contest, Best Voice, Owner Dog Lookalike, Best Hair, Best Kisser and Best Trick! Info: www.bendsnip.org

Sunday May 28

Dog Day in May
Dog Day in May is a popular event for local and traveling dogs and their human companions. Start your day with a 5K Poker Walk / Run benefitting Bark for Life / American Cancer Society. Then, enjoy wondering the Village at Sunriver talking with dog related vendors offering a range of canine products and service. Dog Day in May take place in the Village at Sunriver from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Info: www.villageatsunriver.com/events

Gift of Life
Your platelets are the Gift of Life for someone in need, donate 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Spring Bunny Rabbit Parade
Spring forward this Memorial Day Weekend at Cove Palisades State Park. Hop on your bike, scooter, wagon, or favorite family member and celebrate at The Cove’s Bunny Rabbits on Parade. Kids can Meet J.R. Beaver. Decorating from 9:00am to 10:00am (Decorations are provided.) Parade at 10:00am. Info: http://oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=24

May 29 – June 4, 2017

Monday May 29

Monday May 29
Bird Walk
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Jan Rising at 8:00am for a bird walk at one of Central Oregon’s birding hot spots–Camp Polk Meadow Preserve. Tune your ear and focus your binoculars as you stroll around Hindman Springs and into the meadow, watching for warblers in the willows, and woodpeckers working the pine groves. More than 160 species of birds have been observed at the Preserve, see how many you can find! Registration is required. Info: https://www.deschuteslandtrust.org

Gift of Life
Your blood or platelets are the Gift of Life for someone in need, donate 11:00am to 5:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Blue Star Museums program
The High Desert Museum will participate this summer in the Blue Star Museums program. A collaboration among the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA), Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums nationwide, this program offers free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel, including National Guard and Reserve, and their families from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Info: www.highdesertmuseum.org

MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY
Please join Deschutes Memorial Chapel and Gardens this Memorial Day at 1:00pm for Central Oregon’s largest Memorial Day ceremony, honoring our service men and women and the memory of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country in defending and protecting our freedoms. Info: (541) 382-5592

Baseball Tournament
The Bend Elks Memorial Day Baseball Tournament continues from 8:00am at Vice Genna Stadium. This is a must attend event for youth baseball teams throughout Oregon.

Tuesday May 30

Open Computer Lab
Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Sisters Library and 1:30pm to 3:00pm at the Redmond Library. Use a library laptop or bring your own. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Google Drive for Beginners
Learn to use Google Drive to create and save files online 2:30pm at the Downtown Bend Library. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

SCORE Small Business Counseling
Avoid time-consuming and costly mistakes by learning 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. 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.deschuteslibrary.org/

Gift of Life
Your blood is the Gift of Life for someone in need, donate 12:30am to 6:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 9:30am to 2:30pm at St. Charles Prineville, or 9:30am to 3:00pm at St. Charles Madras. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

BMC Walk With a Doc
Take a STEP to Better Health, 7:00am at Riverbend Park. Walking for as little as 30 minutes a day can reduce your risk of certain diseases. Join a BMC provider and other people in the community looking to improve their health. Info: https://www.bendmemorialclinic.com/about-us/events/

Happy Hour in the Garden
Join us every Tuesday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at The Environmental Center to volunteer in our garden. We’ll reward you with beer and kombucha! This event is family friendly. Info: https://envirocenter.org/event/happy-hour-garden/2017-05-30/

Central Oregon Lyme Disease Support Group
The Central Oregon Lyme Disease Support Group is for those suffering from tick-borne illness. 4:15pm at Hawthorn Healing Arts Center this is an outreach of Oregon Lyme Disease Network to help educate, and advocate with and for patients suffering from Lyme and other tick-borne illness. Info: http://www.oregonlyme.com/

The Roots of History: Oregon’s Heritage Trees
7:00pm at McMenamins Old St. Francis School, The Roots of History: Oregon’s Heritage Trees is a talk about old and significant trees around the state by Nate Pedersen. Nate is a community librarian with Deschutes Public Library, board president of the Deschutes County Historical Society and a member of the Oregon Heritage Trees Committee. Info: http://www.mcmenamins.com/OldStFrancis

The Anthropic Principle—A Universe Designed for Life?
The Anthropic Principle—A Universe Designed for Life? This lecture 2:00pm at Touchmark, will examine key scientific discoveries and philosophies that support a first-cause for the universe. The lecture will explore the Kalām Cosmological Argument, The Moral Argument, and The Ontological Argument to examine how our universe appears specifically designed for the advent of humanity. Marie Teilhard is a frequent and enthusiastic lecturer on the intersection of science, faith, and the arts. Info: http://www.touchmarkbend.com/

Wednesday May 31

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 the spring wildflowers and take in the sweeping views of the Cascade crest. Registration is required. Info: https://www.deschuteslandtrust.org

Whychus Creek Restoration Tour
10:00am join the Deschutes Land Trust and Jane Meissner for a tour of the Whychus Creek restoration project at Whychus Canyon Preserve. Explore the first phase of a major creek and meadow restoration that is changing the face of the Preserve and creating much better habitat for fish and wildlife. See the role science plays in the modern restoration and management of private lands to benefit fish and wildlife. Registration is required. Info: https://www.deschuteslandtrust.org

Wildflower Hike
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Carol Moorehead at 6:00pm for a wildflower hike at Rimrock Ranch. Soak up one of the final weeks of spring as you explore ancient juniper groves and search for spring wildflowers like balsamroot, lupine, and penstemon. Then, take in panoramic views of the ranch as the sun begins to slip below the horizon. Registration is required. Info: https://www.deschuteslandtrust.org

Gift of Life
Your blood is the Gift of Life for someone in need, donate 11:00am to 4:00pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, or 11:00am to 4:30pm at Midstate Electric Coop. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Hope and Heartbreak in the Syrian Refugee Crisis
5:30pm at the Downtown Bend Library, Amnesty International 610 brings you “Hope and Heartbreak in the Syrian Refugee Crisis—Photos and Stories from Greece.” Colleen Sinsky, outreach case manager with Cascade Youth and Family Center, spent two weeks on the Greek Coast helping and getting to know Syrian refugees. Her Slide show and talk begin at 6:00pm. Info: phil@tiedyed.us

Pollinator Conservation: What’s the Buzz?
What’s being done to help native pollinators in Central Oregon? Hear from a panel of speakers including Dirk Renner of the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Susie Werts from the Sisters Middle School and Cheryl Howard with the City of Bend as they share their pollinator conservation stories. 6:00pm at the High Desert Museum. Info: https://www.highdesertmuseum.org/pollinator-conservation-whats-buzz

Sandhill Cranes of the Pacific Flyway
6:00pm at The Environmental Center learn about the origins and travels of three Pacific Flyway sandhill crane subspecies that breed and migrate through Oregon with Gary Ivey, President of the Trumpeter Swan Society. Gary will discuss their life history, ecology and their migration routes, wintering and breeding areas. Info: https://envirocenter.org/event/sandhill-cranes-pacific-flyway-gary-ivey/

Community Town Halls on Homelessness
Learn more about the PIT count results and discuss local implications and solutions, 5:30pm at Health and Humane Service Branch – Warm Springs. Those interested in learning more and in getting involved are encouraged to attend. info: http://www.cohomeless.org/townhall.html

A Vision for the Future – Talking Water
Climate change, drought, healthy ecosystems and rivers, water for cities and agriculture… how are we going to plan for these in the future? Join us at 6:30pm at Trinity Episcopal Church to discuss these topics and give input to Oregon Water Resources Department about how the state navigates water management in the Deschutes Basin and throughout Oregon. Info: http://coalitionforthedeschutes.org/upcoming-events/

Thursday June 1

Wildflower Hike
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Carol Moorehead at 9:00am for a wildflower hike at Whychus Canyon Preserve. Explore ancient juniper groves while searching for a myriad of spring wildflowers like balsamroot, lupine, and penstemon. Enjoy hiking beneath the towering ponderosa pines while you make your way down to Whychus Creek. Along the way, take a break at a rocky outcrop with panoramic views of mountain peaks. Registration is required. Info: https://www.deschuteslandtrust.org

History Walk
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Carol Wall at 10:00am to explore the Land Trust’s newest Preserve, Willow Springs! Saunter through the grassy meadow to the banks of Whychus Creek while exploring the early history of the property. Learn how it was connected to the Santiam Wagon Road, nearby Camp Polk Meadow Preserve, and the early logging history of the Sisters area. Then, learn more about the Land Trust’s vision for the Preserve including how the Preserve will eventually become better habitat for fish and wildife. Registration is required. Info: https://www.deschuteslandtrust.org

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

Free Weekly Reading and Discussion Program for Veterans
Veterans in Central Oregon of all eras are invited to participate in a free weekly reading and discussion program. On Coming Home, presented by Oregon Humanities, is an opportunity to share food and read, talk, and think together about themes such as patriotism, loyalty, ethics, home, and family. A small group will meet each Thursday through June from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the Central Oregon Vet Center. The group will be led by a facilitator who is also a veteran. Space is limited and spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Info: (541) 749-2112 or john.parsons2@va.gov

Gift of Life
Your blood is the Gift of Life for someone in need, donate 1:00pm to 6:00pm at Bend Blood Donation Center or 12:00pm to 5:00pm at Cascade Bible Church La Pine. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

STEAM
Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) announces STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math):Central Oregon launch event at The Capitol, 90 NW Oregon, Ave., Bend, OR, from 5:30-7:30pm. Community members are invited to network with STEAM-industry peers, learn about who STEAM: Central Oregon is and what they seek to accomplish, and give feedback on how STEAM: Central Oregon can make an impact. Registration details are available here: http://www.techoregon.org/events/steam-launch-party

Community Town Halls on Homelessness
Learn more about the PIT count results and discuss local implications and solutions, 5:00pm at Midstate Electric Community Room in La Pine. Those interested in learning more and in getting involved are encouraged to attend. info: http://www.cohomeless.org/townhall.html

BMC Walk With a Doc
Take a STEP to Better Health. Walking for as little as 30 minutes a day can reduce your risk of certain diseases. Join a BMC provider and other people in the community looking to improve their health. Event departs from the Old Mill District Dog Park at 5:30pm the first Thursday of every month. Info: https://www.bendmemorialclinic.com/about-us/events/

Friday June 2

Gift of Life
Your blood is the Gift of Life for someone in need, donate 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center or 9:30am to 3:00pm at East Bend Library. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Community Town Halls on Homelessness
Learn more about the PIT count results and discuss local implications and solutions, 8:00am at the Downtown Bend Library. Those interested in learning more and in getting involved are encouraged to attend. info: http://www.cohomeless.org/townhall.html

Community Healing Flow
Community Healing Flow from5:00pm to 6:15pm is a gentle flow class by donation with all proceeds benefiting the Humane Society of Central Oregon. Info: http://www.bendcommunityhealing.com/

Totally 80’s Prom Party
Do you hate cancer? Do you love the 80’s? Then you better not miss the Totally 80’s Prom Party benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) 7:00pm at The Oxford Hotel. We’ll have a DJ playing the greatest hits of the brightest decade on record, fun prizes, food and of course lots of adult beverages. Tickets include entrance, hors d’oeuvres, and one drink. Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/totally-80s-prom-party-tickets-33101752232?aff=aff0eventful

Saturday June 3

Restoration Tour
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and David Miller at 9:00am for a check-in on the restored Whychus Creek at Camp Polk Meadow Preserve. Five years after the restoration, Whychus Creek is making itself at home and the once dry meadow is springing back to life. Walk the restored meadow and see the robust streamside vegetation that has taken root, the paths the creek has chosen to follow, and how the restoration project has improved habitat for fish and wildlife. Registration is required. Info: https://www.deschuteslandtrust.org

Author Event
Beloved local author, Rick Steber, will be presenting his latest book, “Three Little Birds” 6:00pm at Herringbone Books. It is an emotional read about the bond a man with a damaged heart forms with a wild bird while he waits to move up on the list to receive a new heart. Steber is a master storyteller; you won’t want to miss the chance to hear him speak. Info: 541-526-1491

Author Event
5:00pm at Sunriver Books and Music, Hannah Dennison will give a presentation on Murderous Mayhem at Honeychurch Hall, fourth in her series set in the Devon countryside. Hannah Dennison’s mysteries are spiced with romantic comedy. Enjoy the lush landscape and country air as Kat tries to organize her mother, Iris, and ends up solving crimes. They are fun to read and will give you a taste of the English country life. Info: http://www.sunriverbooks.com

Free Fishing Weekend
Saturday and Sunday are ODFW’s free fishing weekend in Oregon. No state license or tribal permit required if you want to put your line in the water. Info: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/

Central Oregon Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis
Central Oregon Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis 5K walk is being held in Redmond at Sam Johnson Park. Registration is at 9:00am and the walk begins at 10:00am. This is the Foundations biggest fundraising event of the year, funding research to assure the development and the means to cure and control CF and to improve the quality of life of the 30,000 children and adults in the U.S. living with CF. Info: www.cff.org

Gift of Life
Your platelets are the Gift of Life for someone in need, donate 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Build a Better Ecology with Reptiles
Despite their negative reputation, snakes are vital and fascinating part of our High Desert ecology. Hear about how snakes help build a better ecosystem 2:00pm at the La Pine Library. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Walk, Wheel and Talk
Take a causal walk along the paved Old Mill trail at 10:00am. All are welcome, including friendly dogs. The path is wheelchair and walker accessible. Free. Register online or call: 541-241-6837, http://www.destinationrehab.org/events/

COMGA Plant Sale
The Central Oregon Master Gardeners plant sale and demonstrations start at 9:00am at the OSU Extension Office in Redmond. Info: www.gocomga.com

High Desert Shooting Sports Complex Grand Opening
High Desert Shooting Sports Complex Grand Opening is from 900am to 4:00pm. Tickets are free and include one round of trap, one round of sporting clays and half an hour on the rifle range. Food from Pilot Butte Drive-In and prize drawings. Info: http://www.rrandgc.com/

CARGo
The CARGo Bike Rodeo, noon to 4:00pm at Bend Electric Bikes is for avid cyclists, cargo bike adventurers, or anyone who is cycle-curious. It’s a free, family friendly event with obstacle courses, live music, food and beer. We also host the Disaster Relief Trials – a spirited scavenger hunt that demonstrates cargo bikes’ utility and importance. Info: https://www.bendelectricbikes.com/pages/bend-disaster-relief-trials

DIYcave 2nd Birthday Bash
The DIYcave 2nd Birthday Bash is from noon to 6:00pm at DIYcave, 444 SE Ninth St. There will be demonstrations of welding, wood lathe, 3D printing and more throughout the day to give the community a feel for our classes. Stop by and learn more about what the DIYcave offers in the community. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1907497766181002/

Films for Vets
Films for Vets, 6:00pm at COCC Redmond is an event put on by a group of students at COCC in a Small Group Communications class. This event will help us provide canned food and money donations to the Central Oregon Veterans Outreach program. If you have a passion to create films or short videos this is a great way to give back to veterans and your community. Info:

Sunday June 4

Gift of Life
Your platelets are the Gift of Life for someone in need, donate 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Heaven Can Wait
St. Charles Foundation’s annual Heaven Can Wait 5K walk/run for breast cancer takes place on National Cancer Survivors Day, the first Sunday in June from 9:00am to 11:00am. The Heaven Can Wait 5K draws thousands to Bend’s Drake Park with a shared mission to raise funds for Sara’s Project, a fund of St. Charles Foundation, which provides education, early detection and support services to ease the challenges of breast cancer for people in Central and Eastern Oregon. Info: http://foundation.stcharleshealthcare.org/Events/Heaven-Can-Wait

Young Breast Cancer Survivor Network
The Young Breast Cancer Survivor Network is designed for breast cancer survivors diagnosed in their 40s or younger, regardless of current age. Whether you have just been diagnosed, are still undergoing treatment or are several years out, join us to connect with others, 10:00 to noon at Locavore. Info: http://www.meetup.com/Bend-Young-Survival-Coalition-Face-2-Face-Networking/

 

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