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

 

July 10 – 16, 2017

Monday July 10

Build a Better Understanding of Civics Series
From the Federalist Papers to a free press, explore what it means to be a citizen of the United States. This is a three-part series, offered at the Downtown Bend Library July 10, 17, and 24. Registration is required and space is limited. Register for the first session in the series to attend all three. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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 or 12:00pm to 6:00pm at Faith Lutheran Church La Pine. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Table Tennis
Are you looking for a place to play table tennis? All ages and abilities are welcome to play at the Boys and Girls Club at 6:00pm. Info: www.bgcbend.org

Eco Hero Adventures
Discover what it takes to grow food, harness solar power, fix bikes and conduct an energy audit. Get around by alternative transportation and be an outdoor guide! Learn how to bike safely around town while learning about sustainable living with the Environmental Center and Commute Options. Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 5:00pm explore parks, play games and enjoy the river during lunch-time breaks. Info: https://envirocenter.org/event/eco-hero-adventures-2/

Tuesday July 11

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 noon at the Sisters Library and 1:30pm to 3:00pm at the Redmond Library. Use a library laptop or bring your own. No registration required. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Communicate to Build a Better World
Learn who your elected officials are and how to contact them, 10:30am at the Redmond Library or 6:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Gift of Life
Your blood is the Gift of Life for someone in need, donate 1:30pm to 6:00pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 1:30pm to 6:30pm at The Environmental Center, or 11:00am to 4:30pm at LDS Redmond. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Happy Hour in the Garden
Volunteer in The Environmental Center Kansas Avenue Learning Garden from 4:00pm to 6:00pm and enjoy complimentary beer and kombucha. Info: https://envirocenter.org/programs/learning-garden/

PFLAG Central Oregon Meeting
6:30pm at Nativity Lutheran Church is the Central Oregon chapter of Parents, Friends, and Family of Lesbians and Gays monthly meeting. Meetings are confidential and include introductions and “PFLAG Moments”. They usually include 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/

What’s all the BUZZ About?
What’s all the BUZZ About? presented by Discover Your Forest. Noon at Finley Butte Park you can meet and greet the local buzzing, burrowing, and creeping bugs of our forests through science activities, stories, and games. Info: http://www.childrensforestco.org/calendar/?mc_id=316

Wednesday July 12

Let’s Talk about Wolves
Join Oregon Wild 5:30pm at Broken Top Bottle Shop for an evening presentation and conversation around the gray wolf in Oregon and its tumultuous history and perilous future. With wildlife poaching on the rise, mounting pressure to allow wolf hunts in Oregon, and efforts to further strip wolves of protections, now is a critical time for the future of Oregon’s wolves. Learn about how to get involved and influence decisions currently underway in regards to protecting the gray wolf in Oregon. Info: http://oregonwild.org/events/lets-talk-about-wolves

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, 11:00am to 4:00pm at Highland Baptist Church Redmond, or 11:30am to 4:30pm at American Legion Post 045 La Pine. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Citizens Climate Lobby
The Bend Chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby meets from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at The Environmental Center. The Citizens Climate Lobby is working on federal policies that will reduce the emissions of Greenhouse Gases. Info: helen@lavaedge.net

Mama Circle
It’s tough being a mom. It’s easier with community. Join us for free, non-judgmental support, 11:00am at Juniper Swim and Fitness. Share your concerns, questions, joys, challenges, experiences and practical tips. Connect, rejuvenate and care for you. Open to pregnant women and moms with babies up to one years old. Info: http://www.bendparksandrec.org/juniper_swim__fitness/

Thursday July 13

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/

Library Book Club
The Downtown Bend Library Book Club will meet at noon to discuss “Our Souls at Night” by Kent Haruf. Bring your lunch, and feed your mind at the Redmond Library book club. July’s book is “The Cat’s Table” by Michael Ondaatje. All are welcome! Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Gift of Life
Your blood is the Gift of Life for someone in need, donate 12:30pm to 6:00pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 1:00pm to 6:30pm at LDS Mtn View Ward, or 12:30pm to 6:00pm at Shiloh Ranch Cowboy Church Powell Butte. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Discover Nature Day
Special Ops Survivors presented by Wildheart Nature School. Noon at Hillside Park learn to navigate the world of unpredictability while playing team games and practicing survival skills in nature. Info: http://www.childrensforestco.org/calendar/?mc_id=292

PONDERosa: Nature Talks in the Trees
Every Thursday, 10:00am and 11:30am at the Cascade Lakes Welcome Station, a Deschutes National Forest specialist gives a 30-minute talk about a different aspect of Central Oregon’s unique landscape. Talks held on the patio and may include short hikes into the nearby forest to examine specimens. Free. Info: 541-383-5453

Green Drinks at the Box Factory
Join The Environmental Center for a fun Green Drinks hosted by Stemach Design + Architecture, featuring Bend Area Habitat for Humanity and ReStore. Green Drinks is an international concept and is an enjoyable way to network, learn about local businesses and their sustainability efforts, and have a drink or two! To enjoy a truly “green” drink, bring your own cup and consider carpooling, walking, biking or transit to get to the event. Free. Info: https://envirocenter.org/programs/community/green-drinks/

Friday July 14

Art Reception
Enjoy light appetizers and meet the artists representing the new art exhibit at the Sunriver Public Library. From 3:30pm to 5:00pm Karen Maier and Karen Dodson will be presenting their artwork. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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, 1:30pm to 6:30pm at Nativity Lutheran Church, or 11:00am to 4:00pm at Fire Dept. Admin. Offices Gilchrist. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Butterfly Walk
Explore the delicate and beautiful world of butterflies with the Deschutes Land Trust and Sue Anderson at 10:00am. We’ll search the pine forests of the Preserve for swallowtails and pine whites while learning about the ecology and identification of these fluttery creatures. Registration is required. https://www.deschuteslandtrust.org/hikes-events/hikes/butterfly-walk-1

Golden Eagle Walk
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Jan Rising at 6:00pm for an evening bird walk at Aspen Hollow Preserve. The Preserve is home to a celebrated pair of golden eagles who have nested there for the past eight years! Explore the habits and habitats of one of North America’s largest raptors and see their nest high on the cliffs of the Preserve. Registration is required. https://www.deschuteslandtrust.org/hikes-events/hikes/golden-eagle-walk

GraviCross at Mt. Bachelor
GraviCross is new and fun for competitors and exciting to see for spectators. The lap-able course in the West Village Base area of Mt. Bachelor will require riders to navigate over bike park features, drops, berms, rock gardens, and other surprising obstacles. The whole weekend will be filled with events and activities including a live concert by The Grizzled Mighty, the Mt. Bachelor Gravity Race Series, “SnowCross” and “KidsCross.” Info: http://www.gravicross.com/

Author Kim Cooper Findling
Curious about the exciting destinations that surround this beautiful region of Central Oregon? Join Paulina Springs Books at 6:30pm as Kim Cooper Findling presents her book Bend, Oregon Daycations: Day Trips for Curious Families. Learn what to take, where to go, and what not to miss on 19 Oregon day trips within a two-hour radius of Bend. Learn of Kim’s first-hand knowledge and love of the area combined with her knack for candid reflection and laugh-out-loud storytelling. Info: http://www.paulinasprings.com/

Saturday July 15

Gift of Life
Your blood 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

Whole Foods 6th Annual Brewfest
Starting at 2:00pm at Whole Foods you can sample from 25 craft breweries, get your hands on some great BBQ eats, enjoy live music from Blondeau and The Bucklys, and just kick back and enjoy what Central Oregon has to offer. And the best part? It’s all a fundraiser for the High Desert Museum!

Wildflower Hike
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Jane Meissner at 9:00am for a wildflower hike to explore the diverse Metolius Preserve. From ponderosa pine forest, to lush creek-side corridors, the Metolius basin boasts a unique combination of wetter plants from the west side of the Cascades along with the drier eastern Cascade vegetation. We’ll explore this fascinating transition zone while searching for summer wildflowers. Registration is required. https://www.deschuteslandtrust.org/hikes-events/hikes/wildflower-hike-10

Kid’s Butterfly Walk
Explore the delicate and beautiful world of butterflies with the Deschutes Land Trust and Sue Anderson. Starting at 9:00am this family-friendly walk around the Metolius Preserve will captivate your young ones as they roam the forest searching for butterflies. Delight in up-close encounters with these fluttery creatures that will also help you learn about their identification and ecology. Perfect for kids ages 4-10 with a grown-up in tow. Registration is required. https://www.deschuteslandtrust.org/hikes-events/hikes/kids-butterfly-walk-1

Gelology Wander
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Derek Loeb at 10:00am for a geology wander around Aspen Hollow Preserve. Peer up to the rimrock cliffs while you learn about the volcanic and erosional forces of nature that formed the canyon. Enjoy the sounds of Whychus Creek as you saunter through a mixed pine and juniper forest and occasional aspen groves at a leisurely pace and learn about the geologic history that makes the canyon unique. Registration is required. https://www.deschuteslandtrust.org/hikes-events/hikes/geology-wander-2

14th Annual Deschutes Dash
One of the most spectator-friendly, multi-sport venues in the Pacific Northwest! Bring the whole family out to compete or watch the races starting at 8:00am at Riverbend Park. The Kids 5k/10k Splash N’ Dash takes place after the adult races at noon. Info: http://deschutesdash.com/

Veteran Benefit Expo
With over 75 booths featuring state and federal service providers, non-profit agencies, employers and other local partners, this free event promises to bring together the best benefits, resources and programs Oregon has to offer veterans and their families. There will be live entertainment, kids zone, and military displays 10:00am to 5:00pm at the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center. Info: http://www.expo.oregondva.com/

Sunday July 16

Author Alexis M. Smith
2:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library, Oregon author Alexis Smith reads from her second novel “Marrow Island.” It is described as a stunning novel about sacrifice for the sake of survival in the aftermath of natural and man-made disasters. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Gift of Life
Your blood 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

July 17 – 23, 2017

Monday July 17

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, 11:00am to 1:30pm at Eagle Crest Resort Convention Center, or 1:00pm to 6:00pm at Grange 812 Redmond. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Feline Friend
The Humane Society of Central Oregon’s Cat Kennels are at ‘Catacity,’ and there’s a reward for those who adopt a cat five months and older. The adoption fee for cats five months and older is reduced plus receive
special cat and human gifts through July 22. All adoptions include the adoption care package of spay or neuter, first vaccinations, feline leukemia test, microchip ID, de-worming, free health exam at local veterinarian, collar, ID tag, free food and more. Info: http://www.hsco.org/

Eclipsing Human Trafficking
Demand for Commercial Sex Likely to Increase in Light of August’s Eclipse. Local anti-trafficking nonprofit, In Our Backyard is hosting a panel discussion with eclipse event organizers, law enforcement officials and victim service providers to raise awareness of human trafficking. Join the conversation 6:30pm at St. Charles Bend and learn how you can help keep your family safe and prevent human trafficking in our area. Info: 541.639.5008 info@inourbackyard.org

Tuesday July 18

Guitarist Matthew Gwinup
Enjoy an hour of performance by guitarist Matthew Gwinup 6:00pm at the Redmond Library. 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 noon at the Sisters Library and 1:30pm to 3:00pm at the Redmond Library. Use a library laptop or bring your own. No registration required. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Library Book Club
Feed your mind at this monthly lunch-hour book club at the East Bend Library. All are welcome to attend. Free and open to the public. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Build a Better World for Pets
From 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Sunriver Library you can meet animals available for adoption from the Central Oregon Humane Society. 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 or 11:00am to 4:00pm at LDS Redmond. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Oregon High Desert Classics
The 28th Annual Oregon High Desert Classics is the annual fundraiser for all J Bar J Youth Services Programs. This is an “A” rated hunter/jumper competition with Olympic level riders that you won’t want to miss! Entry to the competitions and grounds are free daily or join us for one of our many events Wednesday through Sunday. Info: http://www.oregonhighdesertclassics.org/j-bar-j-programs

Happy Hour in the Garden
Volunteer in The Environmental Center Kansas Avenue Learning Garden from 4:00pm to 6:00pm and enjoy complimentary beer and kombucha. Info: https://envirocenter.org/programs/learning-garden/

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. 7:00am at Riverbend Park join a BMC provider and other people in the community looking to improve their health. Info: walkwithadoc.org/our-locations/bend-or/

Bikepacking 101
Bikepacking 101 is a free clinic that will focus on the equipment and knowledge needed to execute overnight, off road bike trips. Spaces are limited, so please call 541-617-0022 to RSVP.

Wednesday July 19

Cascade Cycling Classic
The Cascade Cycling Classic, Wednesday through Sunday, is the longest consecutively run elite stage race in the country and has attracted most of North America’s top cyclists and teams over the years. The quality of the race courses, the beauty of Central Oregon and the fun atmosphere of the race has made it a perennial favorite and has the competitors returning year after year. Info: http://www.cascade-classic.org/race-info/

Wonderful Women Wednesday
High Desert NOW introduces Wonderful Women Wednesday– a chance to socialize and meet others in the area who are interested in women’s issues. Join members of High Desert NOW for happy hour at Nineteen at Awbrey Glen from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. For more information, https://www.facebook.com/HighDesertNOW

Build a Better World for Pets
From 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Redmond Library you can meet animals available for adoption from Brightside Animal Center. Also accepting donations of pet food and cat litter. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Thursday July 20

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/

Legislative Session Wrap-Up
Join the Oregon League of Conservation Voters and fellow community members, who care about protecting Oregon’s natural legacy, for Pints and Politics, 7:00pm at Broken Top Bottle Shop. Special guests Russ Hoeflich, executive director of 1000 Friends of Oregon, and Paige Spence, director of the Oregon Conservation Network, will update guests about what happened in the 2017 Oregon Legislative Session. Learn about legislative, land use, and other statewide conservation issues and find out how you can get involved. RSVP: http://www.olcv.org/pintsandpolitics/

Gift of Life
Your blood is the Gift of Life for someone in need, donate 12:00pm to 6:00pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 11:45am to 5:15pm at Journey Church, or 12:30pm to 6:00pm at Culver Christian Church. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Build Better Sentences
Music. Power. Intimacy. All these qualities come from well-written sentences and paragraphs. After listening to and discussing different types and lengths of sentences and paragraphs, prose writers and poets try shaping their own to most effectively convey meaning. Bring a piece of your own prose or poetry to work with to the East Bend Library at 1:00pm. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Friday July 21

Bike With a Ranger
Enjoy an Interpretive bike ride, meet new people and have fun while learning about the natural and cultural history of this monumental Central Oregon treasure. Meet at Lava Lands Visitor Center by the flag pole at 11:00am or 1:30pm. Come prepared with your own bike, helmet, and water. Info: http://discoveryourforest.org/event/11am-bike-ranger-lava-lands-visitor-center/?instance_id=1842

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 12:30pm to 5:30pm at Crook County Library. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Veterans Care Panel
Noon at Partners In Care Bend, Ernie Tafalla, Partners In Care Veteran Outreach Coordinator, will be moderating a panel of local ‘Resources for Veterans’. Learn what resources are available to our community through the numerous veterans organizations in Central Oregon. This
is a no cost community education event and all are welcome to attend. A light lunch will be provided. RSVP is required. 541-382-5882 or
email interfaithnetwork@outlook.com

Saturday July 22

Open House Fly-in and Car Show
EAA 617 is hosting an Open House Fly-in and Car Show at the Prineville Airport from 8:00am to 2:00pm. Enjoy a pancake breakfast, aircraft displays, classic cars, and discovery flights. The Prineville Lions Club and Parr Lumber will host a hamburger and hot dog lunch. Info: www.flyprineville.com

Butterfly Walk
Explore the delicate and beautiful world of butterflies with the Deschutes Land Trust and Sue Anderson. Starting at 10:00am we’ll search the pine forests of the Preserve for swallowtails and pine whites while learning about the ecology and identification of these fluttery creatures. Registration is required. https://www.deschuteslandtrust.org/hikes-events/hikes/butterfly-walk-2

Garden Tour
The 24th Annual High Desert Garden Tour is from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in Bend. This annual event presented by the OSU Extension Service and Central Oregon Chapter of OSU Master Gardeners™ is an educational and fun opportunity for gardeners to see a variety of garden styles and plant choices they can have in their own yards. It is a self-guided tour of seven gardens with hundreds of participants where we staff OSU Master Gardeners™ at all locations to answer gardening questions throughout the day. Info: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes/highdesertgardentour

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

Sunriver Antique & Classic Car Show
From 10:00am to 2:00pm you can listen to music while wondering through Sunriver Village admiring cars from the 1920’s, 30′, hot rods and the muscle cars of the 70’s and 80s. Info: 541-636-7591

Author John Bruning
Join Paulina Springs Books at 6:30pm in welcoming John Bruning as he shares the history of P.I. Gunn an aviator in the Pacific theater of WWII in his book Indestructible: One Man’s Rescue Mission That Changed the Course of WWII. Pappy Gunn was a skillful pilot, mechanic and engineer who honed his skills in the Navy. Driven by the force to rescue his family, Gunn focused his frustration into working to build better, faster, more lethal fighter planes to win the war. Info: http://www.paulinasprings.com/

Brightside Animal Center Adoption Event at Avenue A
Join us at Avenue A Collective, in Bend, from noon to 4:00pm for an adoption event. Bright Side from Redmond will have their adoptable pets at our store for customers to meet! While you are snuggling the pups enjoy the original art that is in Avenue A. Info: (541) 797-9685

Sisters Arts, Crafts and Antiques in the Park
In honor of our veterans the Sisters Arts, Crafts and Antiques in the Park event has been going on for 17 years. It is an annual event that features a variety of Arts, Crafts, Antiques, Collectibles, Food, and Entertainment with a special fundraiser benefiting; The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon. This event is located in the Sisters Creekside Park from 10:00am to 5:00pm Saturday and 10:00am to 4:00pm Sunday. Info: https://festivalnet.com/35280/Sisters-Oregon/Art-and-Craft-Shows/Sisters-Arts-Crafts-Festival-Antiques-in-the-Park

Sunday July 23

AAUW Tech Trek
AAUW Tech Trek is a weeklong residential STEM camp-taking place at OSU-Cascades, July 23 through 29. Educators, elected officials, business owners and community members are invited to drop in between 9:00am and 4:00pm and see first-hand the exciting classes and activities taking place. Tech Trek helps girls see their futures in science, technology, engineering, and math while having nonstop fun. Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/visitors-day-tech-trek-tickets-35646632036?ref=enivtefor001&invite=MTIyNjYxNjIvZXZlbnRzQGtwb3Yub3JnLzA%3D

Lava Cast Forest Hike
Join Discover Your Forest volunteer Rangers every Sunday at 10:00am for an interpretive hike and learn about how Lava Cast Forest received its name and more. Meet new people, learn, and have fun in this unique Central Oregon forest! Info: http://discoveryourforest.org/event/10am-guided-lava-cast-forest-hikes/?instance_id=1850

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

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