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: Jim Roberts
Wednesday voice: Randy Harano
Friday voice: Toni Colotte

 

 

February 19 – 25, 2018

Monday February 19

Fee Free Day
The following federal agencies offer fee free days on Presidents Day:
Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and United States Army Corps of Engineers. Get out and enjoy!

Snowshoe With a Ranger
Meet at the Forest Service snowshoeing hut located at Mt. Bachelor’s West Village at 10:00am or 1:30pm. Interpretive programs focus on the ecology, geology and wildlife of the Cascades. Tours last 90 minutes and snowshoes are provided. No prior experience is needed. Info: http://discoveryourforest.org/

Ready, Set, Learn
Where can you learn to design an app, build a website, master Photoshop, and study calligraphy—as well as hundreds of other skills—all for free? With Deschutes Public Library’s addition of Lynda.com, you can now learn a new skill from anywhere you happen to be with internet access. Lynda.com is a robust online learning resource offering more than 6,000 courses on technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies and more. It is now available free for Deschutes Public Library card holders who reside in Deschutes County. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/research/resource/lynda

Give a Pint, Save a Life
Give a pint, save a life! Donate Blood 11:00am to 5:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 8:00am to 11:00am at Patheon Pharmaceuticals, 1:30pm to 4:30pm at Bend Broadband, 9:00am to 2:00pm at Eagle Crest Resort, or blood platelets 11:00am to 5:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Tuesday February 20

SCORE Small Business Counseling
Avoid time-consuming and costly mistakes by learning from someone who has “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: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

The 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: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Transformation as a Way of Life
Transformation as a way of life is about adopting a ‘growth mindset – or ‘growth stance’ – in, about and for our whole lives! Research shows that people who have a growth mindset – which includes things like living life as an ‘ongoing learner’ and approaching life with curiosity and a sense of wonder – are more likely to be resilient, know and utilize their inner and outer resources, and be both successful and innovative. Using some experiential tactics, this talk, 12:00pm at the La Pine Library, will bring people into direct contact with their own inner wisdom as an inner resource for being on the journey of transformation as a way of life, and will give ongoing practices for participants to do in their lives if they wish to live more fully with a growth mindset leading the way! Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Open House
The Grand Opening celebration of the Sunriver Library Early Learning area is at 1:00pm. Enjoy milk and cookies, enter a drawing to win a Mango Monkey Swag Bag, and take a tour of our new, interactive, child-friendly space. All ages welcome. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Open Computer Lab
10:00am to 12:00pm at the Sisters Library and 1:30pm to 3:00pm at the Redmond Library you can 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/

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

Know Transformation – Deschutes National Forest
6:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library learn the history of our treasured land, the Deschutes National Forest, from one of Bend’s top historians, Les Joslin. Les has written the book Deschutes National Forest, published in April, 2017, as well as others on local legends from Bend, the Tuzigoot National Monument, and many other historic subjects. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Pup Crawl
Have a howling good time at Worthy Brewing during the Pup Crawl and help raise money for homeless animals. Enjoy the evening drinking and eating amongst friends, and meet HSCO staff to learn more about what we do and how you can help the animals in our community. This year’s Humane Society of Central Oregon Pup Crawl includes a custom pint glass and beverage of choice. 100% of the money raised each night benefits the animals. Info: www.hsco.org or 541.330.7096

Give a Pint, Save a Life
Give a pint, save a life! Donate Blood 1:30pm to 6:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 11:00am to 4:30pm at LDS Redmond or 11:00am to 5:00pm at St. Charles Prineville. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Learn About FamilySearch.org
Bring your phone to the Bend Genealogical Society meeting, 10:00am at Williamson Hall, and learn how to use it with FamilySearch. Vaunell Temple, Director of the Redmond Family History Center, will show us how she uses the many tools available in FamilySearch.org. For more info call 541-317-9553

Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire
9:30am at Sisters Camp Sherman Fire Hall attend a kick-off meeting including an overview of the Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire program, introductions and an audience discussion. Info: Molly Mowery 303-358-9589

Wednesday February 21

Lawyer in the Library
Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers. Six advance registration slots are available each week. If you sign up online, you are guaranteed one of these six spots. You need to arrive by 5:15pm that evening to find out your exact appointment time. If you are not here by 5:15pm, your appointment will be forfeited. Registration for advance spots opens two weeks ahead of time at 10:00am. Between two and four slots are open to drop-ins only. For drop-ins, numbers are handed out starting at 4:00pm with the sign up process starting at 5:00pm. info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

How to Start a Business
Are you ready to start a business? Confused about what business structure is right for you? What about tracking start-up costs and dealing with year-end taxes. Discover the answers to these questions and more from Brian Newton of Jones & Roth for the SCORE workshop How to Start a Business. The session 6:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library is free, but registration required. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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

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

Mystery Book Club
Whodunnit? 6:00pm at Roundabout Books the Mystery Book Club will be discussing “IQ” by Joe Ide. Info: www.roundaboutbookshop.com/

Central Oregon Homebrewers Organization
6:30pm at Aspen Ridge Retirement join a fun group of people, dedicated to improving our craft. Educational sessions, group brewing, competitions, and other beer-related events. Third Wednesday of every month. Info: www.cohomebrewers.org/

Community Orchestra of Central Oregon Rehearsals
Community Orchestra of Central Oregon welcomes all musicians to come have fun with us, 6:30pm at Mtn. View High School. A variety of players. A variety of music. No auditions. Info: www.communityorchestraco.org/

Monumental Threat
President Trump and Congress, with the help of Representative Walden, are attempting to shrink the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Our program, 6:00pm at 10 Barrel Brewing Co. Eastside, will include a presentation by long-time advocate for the Cascade-Siskiyou and chair of the Soda Mountain Wilderness Council, Dave Willis, on the history of the Monument, it’s unique ecology, and why it’s worth protecting. Event presented by Oregon Wild, Oregon Natural Desert Association, Great Old Broads for Wilderness – Bitterbrush Broads, the Vocal Seniority, and Juniper Group-Sierra Club. Event is free and open to the public. Info: http://org.salsalabs.com/o/1780/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=100337

Give a Pint, Save a Life
Give a pint, save a life! Donate Blood 11:00am to 4:00pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 9:00am to 2:00pm at R.E. Jewell Elementary, 1:00pm to 6:00pm at United Methodist Church Madras, or blood platelets 11:00am to 5:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Let’s Talk About It
6:00pm at Bend Senior High Saving Grace presents a free workshop to help teens critique the influence of pop culture on relationship norms and learn how to set and achieve their own healthy relationship goals. This event is for middle and high school students and will take place in room A5. If you are an adult interested in learning more about promoting healthy teen relationships, a concurrent panel for parents/adults called Let’s Talk About It: Teens + Dating is in room A1. RSVP online. https://www.facebook.com/events/2045823182387251

Central Oregon Community College Career Fair
10:00am to 1:00pm at COCC Bend the Career Fair is an opportunity for students and alumni to meet with potential employers and learn about job opportunities. Info: https://www.cocc.edu/

Lunch & Learn: Bend Opera
Noon at Bend Senior Center join the Lunch and Learn program, “Bend Opera by Jason Stein.” Feed your body and your mind as his local expert shares his knowledge. Bring your lunch; dessert and coffee are on us. Info: brenda@bendparksandrec.org

Doomed to Cooperate
The collapse of the Soviet Union at the end of 1991 was sudden and unexpected. It brought great hardship to the Russian people and turmoil to the Russian nuclear enterprise. 2:00pm at Touchmark at Mt. Bachelor Village hear from Paul a participant in many of the key stages before, during and after this upheaval and subsequent events. From a very personal perspective, Paul will offer a series of sketches providing windows into the 25-year period of extraordinary cooperation between American and Russian nuclear weapons scientists to reduce nuclear dangers. There is no charge, but seeing is limited. Call Anne Wilson at Touchmark (541-383-1414) to RSVP.

Art Journaling
Spark your creativity! 6:00pm at the Crook County Library learn to capture daily life in both words and images. This program 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: www.crooklib.org

Thursday February 22

Home Renovation – Disaster to Delightful
Noon at the Downtown Bend Library join Patty Julber from Complements Home Interiors as she highlights the transformation of one home from disaster to delightful. Patty has worked in the design field for over 25 years. Prior to Bend, she worked in Sacramento, Scottsdale, and Chicago. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Computer Lab
2:30pm to 4:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library you can practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own. No registration required. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

My Nutrition Transformation
6:00pm at the East Bend Library Mari Jacobson a Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner will show how making small yet impactful changes to your everyday habits, can lead to a healthier, happier you. You’ll leave armed with an action plan, and a baseline health score you can compare to in the next 30 days. This class is more than learning how: when you understand why and get clear on your motivation for your health goals, you are more likely to follow through. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Tai Chi
A free Tai Chi for health class. 9:30am at Trinity 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. Info: 541-548-1086

Pup Crawl
Have a howling good time at Sunriver Brewing-Galveston Pub or Sunriver Brewing-Village at Sunriver during the Pup Crawl and help raise money for homeless animals. Enjoy the evening drinking and eating amongst friends, and meet HSCO staff to learn more about what we do and how you can help the animals in our community. This year’s Humane Society of Central Oregon Pup Crawl includes a custom pint glass and beverage of choice. 100% of the money raised each night benefits the animals. Info: www.hsco.org or 541.330.7096

Family Inspired Fiction
Have you ever considered that your family’s stories would make an interesting book? Come listen to local author, Ginger Dehlinger speak on “Family inspired fiction: Stories Hiding in Family Documents and Mementos.” Soroptimist International welcomes the public to hear the presentation from 12:00pm to 1:00pm at the Deschutes Historical Museum. Info: info@sibend.org

Give a Pint, Save a Life
Give a pint, save a life! Donate Blood 12:30pm to 6:00pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 12:30pm to 6:30pm at Culver Christian Church, or blood platelets 10:30am to 5:00pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Being Mortal
Death is something we will all one day face. So why is it so hard for doctors to talk with their patients about dying? Being Mortal explores the relationships between doctors and their patients who are nearing the end of life. Discussion of the film will follow. Meet in Wyatt Conference Room. Free but please RSVP to (541) 410-3918

In Our Backyard​
In Our Backyard​ (IOB)​ links arms​ across America​ in the fight against human trafficking.​ 6:00pm at St. Charles Bend, hear how IOB intercepted HT surrounding the Super Bowl​ and is linking arms everyday with schools in Central Oregon and convenience stores nationwide to stop this atrocity. Deepen your understanding of the vital role we all play in stopping human trafficking in our backyard! Info: http://inourbackyard.org/

Friday February 23

My Nutrition Transformation
Noon at the Sunriver Library Mari Jacobson a Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner will show how making small yet impactful changes to your everyday habits, can lead to a healthier, happier you. You’ll leave armed with an action plan, and a baseline health score you can compare to in the next 30 days. This class is more than learning how: when you understand why and get clear on your motivation for your health goals, you are more likely to follow through. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Know Facebook
2:00pm at the Redmond Library learn about Facebook and other popular social networking sites. Then get started with your own facebook account. Prerequisites: Know Internet for Beginners or familiarity with an Internet browser. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Pup Crawl
Have a howling good time at Immersion Brewing or Atlas Cider during the Pup Crawl and help raise money for homeless animals. Enjoy the evening drinking and eating amongst friends, and meet HSCO staff to learn more about what we do and how you can help the animals in our community. This year’s Humane Society of Central Oregon Pup Crawl includes a custom pint glass and beverage of choice. 100% of the money raised each night benefits the animals. Info: www.hsco.org or 541.330.7096

Mountainfilm on Tour
Mountainfilm on Tour brings a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm festival. The Environmental Center is hosting films Friday and Saturday at 7:00pm at Tower Theater. They will inspire you to create a better world, with different playlists each evening. Intermission features a great raffle with grand prize packages from local shops. Come enjoy some exceptional films, and help support a sustainable future in Central Oregon! Info: http://www.towertheatre.org/tickets-and-events/mountainfilm-on-tour-a-fundraiser-for-the-environmental-center_2

Into the Wild: A Family Adventure
The High Desert Museum is accepting applications through March 9 for Into the Wild: A Family Adventure Workshop Series and Research Application. The free program, being offered in partnership with the Deschutes Public Library, is an opportunity for children ages 8-10 and their adult caregivers to discover the natural world through STEM-focused exploration and discovery. Over the course of six Saturdays, from April 7 through May 12, participants will engage in fun, hands-on activities as they learn how to identify and track carnivores living in our forests while investigating how they survive. Info: http://www.highdesertmuseum.org/into-the-wild

Give a Pint, Save a Life
Give a pint, save a life! Donate Blood 8:30am to 2:00pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 9:00am to 2:00pm at State and County Offices, 9:00am to 2:30pm at St. Charles Medical Center Redmond, or blood platelets 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is accepted free of charge from residential users at the Knott Landfill Hazardous Waste Facility from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

LunchBox Talks
Noon at the Downtown Bend Library join LunchBox Talks. The first of a community education series, featuring an informational session about Bethlehem Inn and homelessness in Central Oregon. Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lunchbox-talks-tickets-42246932713

Saturday February 24

Snowshoe With a Ranger
Meet at the Forest Service snowshoeing hut located at Mt. Bachelor’s West Village at 10:00am and 1:30pm. Interpretive programs focus on the ecology, geology and wildlife of the Cascades. Tours last 90 minutes and snowshoes are provided for the tour. No prior experience is needed. Info: http://discoveryourforest.org/

Ski With a Ranger
an interpretive ski and snowboard tour will be offered on Mt. Bachelor’s groomed runs. The tour, which lasts an hour, begins at the top of the Pine Marten lift at 2:00pm. Participants are responsible for having lift tickets and appropriate equipment, as well as, basic riding skills. In addition, skiers and snowboarders will find interpretive rangers roving between Outback and Sunrise Express lifts ready to answer questions. Info: http://discoveryourforest.org/

Tax Prep Sessions
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: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Genealogy 101
Interested in finding out about your family’s history, but don’t know where to start? 10:30am at the Redmond Library learn the basics of genealogy and find out what resources the library has to help you in your quest. Registration requested. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Central Oregon Transformed by Volcanoes
2:00pm at the Redmond Library examine how volcanic activity has built the landscapes around us with geologist Daniele McKay. Volcanic activity has occurred in Central Oregon for the past 40 million years, and will likely continue in the future. The volcanoes scattered throughout Central Oregon make up one of the most active and diverse sections of the entire Cascade range. Geologist Daniele McKay explores the history of these volcanoes, from explosive eruptions to quiet lava flows. We’ll examine how volcanic activity has transformed the landscapes around us, and what future eruptions in Central Oregon might look like. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Mountainfilm on Tour
Mountainfilm on Tour brings a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm festival. The Environmental Center is hosting films at 7:00pm at Tower Theater. They will inspire you to create a better world, with multiple playlists. Intermission features a great raffle with grand prize packages from local shops. Come enjoy some exceptional films, and help support a sustainable future in Central Oregon! Info: http://www.towertheatre.org/tickets-and-events/mountainfilm-on-tour-a-fundraiser-for-the-environmental-center_2

High Desert Revue
The High Desert Revue will feature live music, an old time radio show, sketches, mock ads and storytelling. It’s hilarious, smart, and engaging with great music too! The program hits the stage at Cascades Theatre in downtown Bend at 7:00pm. The High Desert Revue will also feature a raffle with great “dinner and a show” prizes. The High Desert Revue is a benefit for KPOV. Tickets, In advance: $12 ($10 KPOV members). At the door: $15 for all. Stay tuned to kpov.org for ticket purchase details or call 541-322-0863

Free Day at the Museum
At the High Desert Museum everyone get in Free! You can enjoy the stunning exhibits and adorable animals from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Info: https://www.highdesertmuseum.org/

Eagle Watch
The 23rd annual Eagle Watch celebration will return Saturday and Sunday at Round Butte Overlook Park. The event will feature activities that explore the natural and cultural significance of the eagles and other raptors that inhabit the Lake Billy Chinook area. The free two-day celebration runs 10:00am to 4:00pm Saturday 10:00am to 3:30pm Sunday. On Saturday, visitors can meet OPRD and PGE mascots, build a bluebird house and view wild eagles. Sunday’s activities include bird feeder building, wild eagle watching and a special tribal drumming and dancing presentation by the Quartz Creek Drummers and Dancers. A free hot dog lunch will be served both days, with donations supporting the Madras High School JROTC program. Info: http://oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=v.dsp_featureArticle&articleId=223

Give a Pint, Save a Life
Give a pint, save a life! Donate blood platelets 7:00am to 1:30pm at end Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Caldera Artists in Residence Open Studio
Here is your rare chance to visit the beautiful Caldera Arts Center outside of Sisters. Caldera Artists in Residence as well as Caldera students, share their work with the public through presentations and performances from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. Info: http://www.calderaarts.org/caldera/arts-in-residence/#4

Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is accepted free of charge from residential users at the Knott Landfill Hazardous Waste Facility from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

Ochoco Creek In Stream Clean-up
The Rotary Club of Crook County is teaming up with Crook County Parks and Recreation, SOLVE, Crook County, Prineville Disposal, and Ochoco Brewing Company to do an in stream cleanup of Ochoco Creek before high water hits. Volunteers are needed to do a thorough instream and bankside cleanup. Registration will begin at noon at Pioneer Park (next to the Court House on 3rd Street and Elm street), and cleanup work will start at 1:00pm. Volunteers will work in teams of four, with two people staged on the bank in support and safety of those working in stream. Info: https://www.solveoregon.org/opportunity/a0C1I000005PtRhUAK

Sunday February 25  

Snowshoe With a Ranger
Meet at the Forest Service snowshoeing hut located at Mt. Bachelor’s West Village at 10:00am or 1:30pm. Interpretive programs focus on the ecology, geology and wildlife of the Cascades. Tours last 90 minutes and snowshoes are provided. No prior experience is needed. Info: http://discoveryourforest.org/

Ski With a Ranger
An interpretive ski and snowboard tour will be offered on Mt. Bachelor’s groomed runs. The tour, which lasts an hour, begins at the top of the Pine Marten lift at 2:00pm. Participants are responsible for having lift tickets and appropriate equipment, as well as, basic riding skills. In addition, skiers and snowboarders will find interpretive rangers roving between Outback and Sunrise Express lifts ready to answer questions. Info: http://discoveryourforest.org/

Tax Prep Sessions
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: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Poetry Morph
Rediscover poetry with instructor Irene Cooper 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library. We’ll transform everyday language into verse that speaks to our hearts. Let’s shift into poetic mode to discover (or re-discover) our connection to both the personal and the universal. Shed the wrappings of a long prosaic winter and awaken your sleeping poet from their hibernation with prompts, craft insights, and inspiration. Registration required. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Give a Pint, Save a Life
Give a pint, save a life! Donate blood platelets 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Taking the River’s Temperature
Dr. E. Ashley Steel, Ph.D. is a quantitative ecologist and statistician with the Pacific Northwest Research Station of the U.S. Forest Service. 4:00pm at Tykeson Hall she will present recent work on understanding and visualizing the complexity of water temperature patterns in rivers, capturing the facets of the thermal regime that matter to the fish and more.

 

February 26 – March 4, 2018

Monday February 26

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

Into the Wild: A Family Adventure
The High Desert Museum is accepting applications through March 9 for Into the Wild: A Family Adventure Workshop Series and Research Application. The free program, being offered in partnership with the Deschutes Public Library, is an opportunity for children ages 8-10 and their adult caregivers to discover the natural world through STEM-focused exploration and discovery. Over the course of six Saturdays, from April 7 through May 12, participants will engage in fun, hands-on activities as they learn how to identify and track carnivores living in our forests while investigating how they survive. Info: http://www.highdesertmuseum.org/into-the-wild

Give a Pint, Save a Life
Give a pint, save a life! Donate Blood 11:00am to 5:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 12:00pm to 5:00pm at Redmond Police Dept., or blood platelets 11:00am to 5:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Central Oregon Labor Chapter Monthly Meeting
The Central Oregon Labor Chapter Monthly Meeting is at 5:30pm at the Central Oregon Social Justice Center. Join a coalition of labor, worker’s rights groups, and community groups. Faith groups and others are also welcome. Info: www.cosjc.org/

Cult Classic Movie Night
7:00pm Cult Classic Movie Night at The Capitol presents They Live. Nada (Roddy Piper), a wanderer without meaning in his life, discovers a pair of sunglasses capable of showing the world the way it truly is. As he walks the streets of Los Angeles, Nada notices that both the media and the government are comprised of subliminal messages meant to keep the population subdued, and that most of the social elite are skull-faced aliens bent on world domination. Free Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/903980446442456/

Fossil Free Fast: Volunteer Meeting
Concerned about climate change, fracked gas and proposed fossil fuel projects in our region? 5:30pm at The Environmental Center join 350Deschutes and keep the momentum going to fight the Pacific Connector Pipeline and Jordan Cove LNG projects and new proposed pipeline projects in the Cascades Range. Watch clips of powerful movement leaders and hear motivating stories on the urgency of the current political and climate crises. Local resistance is the key to winning against the Trump Administration’s ongoing attacks. We are working with groups locally and across the nation to secure the lasting change we need. Info: http://350deschutes.org/

Tuesday February 27

SCORE Small Business Counseling
Avoid time-consuming and costly mistakes by learning from someone who has “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: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Open Computer Lab
1:30pm to 3:00pm at the Redmond Library you can 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/

Excel Budgets
2:30pm at the Downtown Bend Library take your Excel skills to the next level and learn how to create a monthly budget spreadsheet. Registration required. Prerequisites: “Excel for Beginners.” Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

eBook Downloads
2:30pm to 4:00pm at the East Bend Library learn how to download library books and audiobooks to your mobile device. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

The Classics Book Club
6:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library the Classics Book Club will be discussing The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Everyone welcome. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

A Muslim American’s Experience in Oregon
Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King called for justice and coexistence, but what did the prophet Muhammad teach humankind? Muslims believe in the same notions of acceptance and peace as taught through the holy Quran and prophet Muhammad’s message to the human race. 6:00pm at COCC Willie Hall join local American Muslim, Nora Mahmoud, to reflect on the timeless social beliefs of Islam and the current issues Muslims are experiencing today.
Info: kroth1@cocc.edu or 541.383.7412

Give a Pint, Save a Life
Give a pint, save a life! Donate Blood 1:30pm to 6:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 9:00am to 2:00pm at Tykeson Hall, or 10:00am to 4:00pm at Abilitree. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Top Notch Training
Right at Home In-Home Care offers hands-on training for caregivers at Fox Hollow Independent and Assisted Living at 10:00am. Whether you work for the state, for an agency, in a facility, or are a family caregiver this program is for you! This class will cover Dr. Winningham’s “Use It or Lose It, Theory of Memory & Aging.” Attendees will learn ways to enhance the mental functioning of older adults and improve their quality of life. This class is free to the community and all attendees will receive a Raffle Ticket to be entered to win a Fred Meyer Gift Card! Info: 541 633 7436, info@rightathomeco.com

Dances of Universal Peace
Dances of Universal Peace are the fourth Tuesday of every month from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon. Celebrating ancient spiritual wisdom through song and dance; each dance is fully taught. Beginners welcome! Info: https://www.uufco.org/

Refugee Resettlement in the USA
6:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library Amnesty International 610 presents Refugee Resettlement in the USA. Harley Emery, who has studied and volunteered in Morocco, Jordan and Lebanon, will talk about aspects of the resettlement process including vetting, and ways individuals can be helped to fit into their new communities. For more info please call Phil at 541-388-1793

History Pub at McMenamins
History Pub at McMenamins is always an enlightening and enjoyable experience. February’s event is titled “About William O Douglas: Liberty & Wilderness”. This presentation weaves the story of Justice William O. Douglas’ life and writings in the context of wilderness and its importance to the human condition. It will be followed by a short documentary screening and Q&A with Film Producer & Writer John Concillo. Doors open at 5:30 and the event starts at 7:00pm. Info: https://www.mcmenamins.com

Wednesday February 28

Lawyer in the Library
Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers. Six advance registration slots are available each week. If you sign up online, you are guaranteed one of these six spots. You need to arrive by 5:15pm that evening to find out your exact appointment time. If you are not here by 5:15pm, your appointment will be forfeited. Registration for advance spots opens two weeks ahead of time at 10:00am. Between two and four slots are open to drop-ins only. For drop-ins, numbers are handed out starting at 4:00pm with the sign up process starting at 5:00pm. info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

The Library Book Club
5:30pm at the Sisters Library The Library Book Club will be discussing Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Writers Reading – Willy Vlautin
6:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library author Willy Vlautin reads from him new novel “Don’t Skip Out On Me”. It’s a novel about young ranch hand Horace Hopper who goes on a quest to become a champion boxer to prove his worth. From the boxing rings of Mexico to the seedy streets of Las Vegas, on his journey to become a champion Horace learns he can’t change who he is or outrun his destiny. “Don’t Skip Out On Me” is a beautiful, wrenching story about one man’s search for identity and belonging that will make you consider those around you differently. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

The Beauty of Bats
7:00pm at Tower Theatre join photographer Michael Durham and scientist Tom Rodhouse for a multimedia exploration of the secret lives of bats! Central Oregon is home to 15 species of native bats and there are more than 1,000 species worldwide. Learn more about these fascinating and often misunderstood creatures through stunning, up-close photography and fascinating stories of their natural history. Discover how bats navigate through our Central Oregon canyons and forests, survive our harsh winters, and cope with our rapidly changing world. Nature Nights are free, but a ticket is required. Please register online: http://www.deschuteslandtrust.org/

Give a Pint, Save a Life
Give a pint, save a life! Donate Blood 11:00am to 4:00pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, or blood platelets 11:00am to 5:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Mama Circle
It’s tough being a mom. It’s easier with community. Join 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. Info: 541-306-8466, rootedandopen@gmail.com

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

Lunch & Learn
Noon at the Bend Senior Center join us for our Lunch and Learn program, “Making the Most Out of Your Medicare,” by Janay Haas, Former Older Americans Act Legal Services Developer. Feed your body and your mind as this local expert shares her knowledge. Bring your lunch; dessert and coffee are on us. Info: brenda@bendparksandrec.org, 541-388-1133

Puzzles, mystery of physics in everyday life
This presentation, 2:00pm at Touchmark at Mount Bachelor Village, is intended to describe and discuss a few observations illustrating rules governing phenomena at the opposite limit of scales. These are the rules of quantum mechanics. They are perhaps even more puzzling than those relevant in description of cosmic phenomena. More importantly, they do show up regularly in processes and devices of every day life. Examples will be presented in the hope to justify the interest and curiosity for further discussion. There is no charge, but seating is limited. Call Anne Wilson at Touchmark (541-383-1414) to RSVP.

Thursday March 1

Computer Lab
2:30pm to 4:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own. No registration required. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Tai Chi
A free Tai Chi for health class. 9:30am at Trinity 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. Info: 541-548-1086

Kôr Community Land Trust Fundraising Dinner and Celebration
The Kôr Community Land Trust would like to invite you to join us for our third-annual fundraising and celebration dinner. The evening at Tetherow’s Pavilion includes dinner, complimentary wine, a silent auction, and music by Jazz Duo George Bouhey and James Gurreri. We look forward to raising a glass with you to support community, affordable homeownership, and sustainability! RSVP: www.korlandtrust.org,

Give a Pint, Save a Life
Give a pint, save a life! Donate Blood 9:00am to 2:00pm at Bank of the Cascades Bend, or blood platelets 10:30am to 5:00pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Tiny Explorers; Nature Collage
Join Children’s Forest of C.O. for our spring Tiny Explorers series offered on Thursdays in March and April from 10:00 to 11:00am at Deschutes Children’s Foundation East Bend Campus. Tiny Explorers encourages new parents to kickstart a healthy life enjoying the outdoors by getting their little ones outdoors starting at a young age. The program is targeted at new families with infants and toddlers, from birth to 3 years old and older siblings are invited to attend. Activities will encourage exploration of the natural world, connecting with our senses, and play. Info: http://www.childrensforestco.org/event/tiny-explorers/

Bend Cultural Tourism Fund Commission
2:00pm to 4:00pm at the Deschutes Historical Museum the Bend Cultural Tourism Fund Commission will discuss the next grant deadline, welcome the next administrator for the commission and have time for public comment. Info: Shannon Planchon 503-467-8599

Friday March 2

Your Mexican Immigrant Neighbors
Why are there so many Mexican immigrants in the United States, and why are so many of them undocumented? In this talk, 1:00pm at the Sisters Library, Julie M. Weise, an Associate Professor of History at the University of Oregon, will help us answer these questions. Her presentation will discuss the history of Mexican immigration to the United States, the “push” and “pull” factors that have brought so many here, and legal changes that have left so many vulnerable to deportation. She will also be happy to engage in conversation about the Trump administration’s policies towards Mexico and Mexican immigration. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Give a Pint, Save a Life
Give a pint, save a life! Donate Blood 8:30am to 2:00pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 12:00am to 5:30pm at Sisters Community Hall, or blood platelets 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

A6 Artist Robin Thomas
Bend Art Center is featuring A6 Artist Member Robin Thomas who creates underpaintings with collagraph prints and ventures into bold color and abstraction with her new collection of mixed-media works. On display March 2 through April 1, M-F 10:00am to 7:00pm, Sat 10:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday noon to 5:00pm. Info: https://bendartcenter.org/

Saturday March 3

Snowshoe With a Ranger
Meet at the Forest Service snowshoeing hut located at Mt. Bachelor’s West Village at 10:00am and 1:30pm. Interpretive programs focus on the ecology, geology and wildlife of the Cascades. Tours last 90 minutes and snowshoes are provided for the tour. No prior experience is needed. Info: http://discoveryourforest.org/

Ski With a Ranger
an interpretive ski and snowboard tour will be offered on Mt. Bachelor’s groomed runs. The tour, which lasts an hour, begins at the top of the Pine Marten lift at 2:00pm. Participants are responsible for having lift tickets and appropriate equipment, as well as, basic riding skills. In addition, skiers and snowboarders will find interpretive rangers roving between Outback and Sunrise Express lifts ready to answer questions. Info: http://discoveryourforest.org/

Tax Prep Sessions
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: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Music in Public Places
2:00pm at the Redmond Library enjoy a pop up performance courtesy of Central Oregon Symphony. Bend Cello Collective performs a varied program of classical and contemporary music. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Music in Public Places
A string quartet and two French Horns make beautiful music together, 2:00pm at the Sisters Library. Central Oregon Symphony musicians will be playing Beethoven “Sextet Op. 81b for 2 French horns and String Quartet.” The string quartet will also play works by Gerswhin, Schumann, and Shostakovich. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Make A Flower for a Friend
3:00pm to 5:00pm at the Redmond Library you can craft a beautiful flower to share with a neighbor. Create paper poppies made with Italian crepe paper. Pink, peach and white flowers with elegant leaves, stems and glittered pistols. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Museum Pop-up
The free Children’s Museum Pop-up runs from 10:00am to 3:00pm at the Riverhouse. The World of Machines, hands-on arts and crafts, science experiments and demonstrations for ages 2-10, hosted by the Children’s Museum of Central Oregon. Info: http://www.childrensmuseumcentraloregon.org/pop-up-museum-series

Author Presentation
6:00pm at Herringbone Books meet Maria Ruth. In her book, A Sideways Look At Clouds, she blends science, wonder, and humor to take the scenic route through the clouds. Her book is written for the curious but non-science-minded. Join her as she tells the story of her accidental infatuation with and education about the clouds above. Info: https://herringbonebooks.indielite.org/

Give a Pint, Save a Life
Give a pint, save a life! Donate Blood 9:00am to 1:00pm at Bend Blood Donation Center or blood platelets 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

16th Annual Grin and Bear It
The 16th Annual Grin and Bear It features a 5K, 10K and One Mile Family Fun Run plus a Family Fun Fair. 9:00am to 1:00pm at the Les Schwab Amphitheater. The event benefits Healthy Beginnings. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/559686934379422/

Sunday March 4

Snowshoe With a Ranger
Meet at the Forest Service snowshoeing hut located at Mt. Bachelor’s West Village at 10:00am and 1:30pm. Interpretive programs focus on the ecology, geology and wildlife of the Cascades. Tours last 90 minutes and snowshoes are provided for the tour. No prior experience is needed. Info: http://discoveryourforest.org/

Ski With a Ranger
An interpretive ski and snowboard tour will be offered on Mt. Bachelor’s groomed runs. The tour, which lasts an hour, begins at the top of the Pine Marten lift at 2:00pm. Participants are responsible for having lift tickets and appropriate equipment, as well as, basic riding skills. In addition, skiers and snowboarders will find interpretive rangers roving between Outback and Sunrise Express lifts ready to answer questions. Info: http://discoveryourforest.org/

Tax Prep Sessions
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: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Your Mexican Immigrant Neighbors
Why are there so many Mexican immigrants in the United States, and why are so many of them undocumented? In this talk, 1:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library, Julie M. Weise, an Associate Professor of History at the University of Oregon, will help us answer these questions. Her presentation will discuss the history of Mexican immigration to the United States, the “push” and “pull” factors that have brought so many here, and legal changes that have left so many vulnerable to deportation. She will also be happy to engage in conversation about the Trump administration’s policies towards Mexico and Mexican immigration. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Give a Pint, Save a Life
Give a pint, save a life! Donate blood platelets 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Asian New Year Celebration 2018!
Ring in the Year of the Dog at the Asian New Year Celebration with host Bob Shaw, 2:30pm at Bend High School. Professional Lion Dancers, Portland Taiko Drummers, Hula Dancing , Wushu (Kungfu), Tai Chi and more! Silent Auction and optional VIP Dinner (additional $15). Cultural entertainment for the entire family. Benefitting Bend Senior High School Life Skills Program and Education for Chinese Orphans – EChO. Info: http://echoinchina.org/asian-new-year-celebration-2018/

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