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

April 17 -23, 2017

Monday April 17

Give the Gift of Life
Give the gift of life! Donate your blood or platelets from 11:00am to 5:30pm at the Bend Platelet Donation Center or blood from 1:00pm to 6:00pm at Grange 812 Redmond. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

A Novel Idea Homegoing Book Discussion
6:00pm discuss the book Homgegoing by Yaa Gyasi with friends and neighbors at Sunriver Books and Music. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Senior Social Program
Senior brunch will be served from 10:00am to 11:00am with social hours from 10:00am to 1:00pm at Bend’s Community Center. Info:
www.bendscommunitycenter.org

Zen Discussion & Meditation
6:00pm to 8:30pm at Trinity Episcopal Church you can join a weekly lay-led Dharma discussion and meditation (zazen). Open to all. Discussion 6:00pm, sitting/walking meditation 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Free. Info: http://www.bendzendo.org/

Nourish Your Muscles
Muscle maintenance plays a major role in healthy aging. Learn how you can Nourish Your Muscles at a Family and Community Health interactive public workshop at the Oregon State University Extension Service office. The session will be on Tuesday, April 25, from 9:00am to noon but you must register by Friday April 21. Info: 541-548-6088

High Tea on the High Desert
Oregon State University Extension Service is offering a workshop where participants will learn how to make safe, home-canned Lemon Curd, Lemon-Poppy Seed scones, and Meringue Nests and soft-whipped cream. Two sessions of this public workshop will be on Wednesday, April 26 at 9:00am to noon or 1:00pm to 4:00pm a the OSU Extension office. Register by April 21. Info: 541-548-6088

Tuesday April 18

Science Reporting and Community Memory
Science Reporting and Community Memory, 7:00pm at The Belfry in Sisters, will feature Mark Blaine, senior instructor at the University of Oregon in the School of Journalism and Communication. Blaine will tell the story of the UO’s Science Stories Initiative, which brings students and scientists together to create credible, accessible stories about environmental research. Info: https://sciencereportingandmemory.eventbrite.com/

Give the Gift of Life
Give the gift of life! Donate your blood from 1:30pm to 6:30pm at the Bend Blood Donation Center or 11:00am to 4:30pm at LDS Redmond. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Open Computer Lab
Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public 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. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Library Book Club
The Novel Idea selection, Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi will be discussed at the East Bend Library. Feed your mind at this monthly lunch-hour book club. All are welcome to attend. Free and open to the public. 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/

Tinker Tuesday
5:30pm at COCC Redmond Technology Center you can explore the basic considerations in repairing solder joints in electronic devices or projects. Materials for practicing and evaluating your soldering skills will be available. We will also explore basic desoldering techniques that facilitate recycling and repurposing components from the electronic waste stream. Registration requested. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

A Novel Idea – Blacks in Oregon
6:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library Gwen Carr, current board secretary of the Oregon Black Pioneers, presents an overview of black history in Oregon beginning in 1788. Primarily focused on the 1800s, Carr’s presentation will include a couple of surprises that involve Central Oregon black pioneers. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

A Novel Idea – Appropriation vs. Appreciation
6:00pm at the Redmond Library join artist and educator Jason Graham, a slam poetry champion and speaker who performs hip hop as MOsley WOtta, for a conversation exploring cultural appropriation. During his presentation Jason will share some of his own spoken word poetry as well as other examples of artists who may or may not have crossed the line. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Wildflower Hike
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Carol Moorehead at 10:00am for an early wildflower hike at Whychus Canyon Preserve. After a long and snowy winter, soak up spring as you explore ancient juniper groves and search for early spring wildflowers like yellow bells, prairie stars and phlox. Enjoy hiking beneath the towering ponderosa pines while you make your way to a rocky outcrop with panoramic views of mountain peaks. Registration is required. Info: http://www.deschuteslandtrust.org/hikes-events/hikes/wildflower-hike

Wednesday April 19

The Gene
Join a lively discussion of Siddhartha Mukherjee’s “The Gene” 6:30pm at Paulina Springs Books. Mukherjee is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer.” The discussion will be facilitated by Barbara Pettersen, a nationally certified genetic counselor who will address some of the societal, cultural, and medical implications of the rapidly advancing science of genetics. Info: https://thegene-paulinasprings.eventbrite.com/

Give the Gift of Life
Give the gift of life! Donate your blood from 11:00am to 4:00pm at the Bend Blood Donation Center or 1:00pm to 6:00pm at United Methodist Church Madras. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

A Novel Idea – Blacks in Oregon
12:00pm at the La Pine Library Gwen Carr, current board secretary of the Oregon Black Pioneers, presents an overview of black history in Oregon beginning in 1788. Primarily focused on the 1800s, Carr’s presentation will include a couple of surprises that involve Central Oregon black pioneers. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Tracing the History of African American Literature
From slave narratives to contemporary novels, Dr. Annemarie Hamlin explores the roots of African American Literature, 6:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library. Once marginalized as representing a small portion of the American tradition, African American writers are now included in most contemporary college-level surveys of American literature. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Tech Trek
A launch event for Central Oregon Tech Trek will be held from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at the Deschutes Brewery Mountain Room. Tech Trek is uniquely designed for girls and offers a first-hand look at how exciting careers in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields can be. Info: http://techtrek-centralor.aauw.net/

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: http://www.deschuteslandtrust.org/hikes-events/hikes/bird-walk

Thursday April 20

Bow Wow Bingo
Play Bow Wow Bingo 6:30pm at 7th Street Brewhouse. Proceeds benefit BrightSide Animal Center. Info: 541-932-0882

The Gene
Join a lively discussion of Siddhartha Mukherjee’s “The Gene” 7:00pm at Roundabout Books. Mukherjee is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer.” The discussion will be facilitated by Barbara Pettersen, a nationally certified genetic counselor who will address some of the societal, cultural, and medical implications of the rapidly advancing science of genetics. Info: https://thegene-paulinasprings.eventbrite.com/

Whychus Creek Restoration Tour
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Martha Lussenhop at 3:00pm for a tour of the Whychus Creek restoration project at Whychus Canyon Preserve. Explore the first phase of a major creek and meadow 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 on this moderate 2-mile hike. Bring snacks, water, sturdy hiking shoes. Dress for the weather. Register at https://apr20wcrestore.eventbrite.com/

Seed Starting
Learn how to start plants from seed, 10:00am the OSU Deschutes County Extension Service Office. Master Gardeners will teach you everything you need to know including when to start seeds, equipment needs, how to care of seedlings and when to transplant into the garden. Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seed-starting-tickets-3259

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/

A Novel Idea – Pendant Making
Half-sisters Effia and Esi are both given pendants from their mother, Maame in the 2017 Novel Idea selection Homegoing. Chandra vanEijnsbergen, Community Librarian and jewelry maker, leads a pendant making workshop at the East Bend Library at 6:00pm. Each participant will craft their own based on the pendant worn by Effia and her descendants and lost by Esi in the dungeon at Cape Coast Castle. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Birders’ Night
7:00pm at The Environmental Center Elaine Eisenbraun, Executive Director of the North Fork of the John Day Watershed Council, will give an overview of the council’s wonderful work on habitat restoration and how they have involved the local community, especially teens. She’ll touch on some critical species, as she explains historical bird data of the Blue Mountains. She will describe how the Audubon grants have helped serve the council’s purpose and also describe their new acoustic monitoring program for birds and bats. Info: http://www.ecaudubon.org/birders-night

Pints and Politics
OLCV invites you to join fellow community members who care about protecting Oregon’s natural legacy, at Pints and Politics, 7:00pm at Broken Top Bottle Shop. Get to know Lauren Sprang, Nathan Hovekamp and Ted Schoenborn; three great candidates who have earned OLCV’s endorsement for the Bend Park and Recreation District Board of Directors. Info: https://act.myngp.com/Forms/5641041107769884672

Holes
Summit High School Theatre Department ​will perform Holes by Louis Sachar at 7:00pm. Stanley Yelnats is under a curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-greatgrandfather. Now, Stanley has been unjustly sent to a detention facility for juvenile delinquents called Camp Green Lake, where boys and girls are forced to dig holes five feet deep by five feet wide every day. But it doesn’t take Stanley long to realize that they’re not just digging holes to build character…the Warden is looking for something! Info: https://sites.google.com/a/gapps.bend.k12.or.us/shstheatre/productions/2016-17-season

Stories from the Soil
6:00pm at Trinity Episcopal Church, learn from the experts what it takes to grow food in Central Oregon and why agricultural land is so important to protect. You’ll hear from local farmers, ranchers and land use experts about innovative farming practices and protections, and enjoy samples of food produced right in our backyard! This event is free, but an RSVP is required. Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stories-from-the-soil-tickets-32699427869?aff=ehomecard

Chef’s Tips and Knife Skills Shortcuts
4:30pm at Locavore learn the secret to an amazing quinoa salad everyone will sample. Find the only knife you will ever need plus knife cutting skills, how to preserve fresh herbs for weeks, chop an onion without crying and juice ginger for the best gingerale and more! Info: centraloregonlocavore.org

Choosing Civility: A Community Conversation in Sisters
5:00pm to 7:30pm at the Sisters Fire Station join Citizens4Community (C4C) for a free networking dinner and community conversation. The evening will begin with the popular community-building and networking meal, “Soup & Civility.” Later we’ll talk about how we can best work with each other and share our concerns respectfully – no matter how challenging the issue. Offering their perspectives will be a panel of successful local civic, business and nonprofit leaders who have found ways to move conversations forward, even when discussions become difficult. Info: www.citizens4community.com

Friday April 21

Whychus Creek Restoration Tour
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Jen Zalewski at 10:00am for a tour of the Whychus Creek restoration project at Whychus Canyon Preserve. Explore the first phase of a major creek and meadow 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 on this moderate 2-mile hike. Bring snacks, water, sturdy hiking shoes. Dress for the weather. Register at https://apr21wcrestore.eventbrite.com/

Tantalus
7:30pm daily and 2:00pm on Thursdays and Sundays through May 6 Cascades Theatre presents Tantalus. An aging recluse with a nasty personality – and a lot of money. A long-suffering personal secretary. A desperate young woman who says she will do anything for money. Resentment. Greed. An intricate plot. Seduction. Maneuvering. Layers of deception. Strange events and tantalizing developments keep the truth hidden until the final moments of the play. Info: https://www.cascadestheatrical.org/tantalus

Give the Gift of Life
Give the gift of life! Donate your blood or platelets from 7:00am to 1:30pm at the Bend Blood Donation Center, 10:00am to 3:00pm at Seven Peaks Elementary School, or 12:00pm to 5:30pm at Faith Lutheran Church La Pine. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Gala de Oro Masquerade Ball Fundraiser
The Gala de Oro Masquerade Ball is a critically important fundraiser and cultural celebration with the Latino Community Association. Two options available: VIP Dinner 6:00pm to 7:30pm including guest speaker, client testimonial and performances; and Masquerade Ball 7:30pm to 11:00pm including small plates from local chefs, live music and dancing with Portland’s Pura Vida Orchesta, margaritas, auctions and performances. Info: http://www.GalaDeOro.org/

Free Comedy Show
Every Friday at the Good Leaf there is a free Comedy Show at 4:20pm presented by Bend Comedy. Stop by and laugh for free! Must be 21. Info: 310-463-0040

Holes
Summit High School Theatre Department ​will perform Holes by Louis Sachar at 7:00pm. Stanley Yelnats is under a curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-greatgrandfather. Now, Stanley has been unjustly sent to a detention facility for juvenile delinquents called Camp Green Lake, where boys and girls are forced to dig holes five feet deep by five feet wide every day. But it doesn’t take Stanley long to realize that they’re not just digging holes to build character…the Warden is looking for something! Info: https://sites.google.com/a/gapps.bend.k12.or.us/shstheatre/productions/2016-17-season

Saturday April 22

Seed Starting
The Central Oregon chapter of OSU Master Gardeners invite you to attend a gardening class: Seed Starting and Central Oregon Vegetable Varieties. 10:30am at the Bend Senior Center, learn how to select vegetable varieties that have a high likelihood of success in Central Oregon and how to start seeds indoors. Info: https://register.bendparksandrec.org//wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/wbsearch.html?wbsi=f1a895f5-3712-cda9-e711-a502477b5b7f&xxmod=AR&xxtype=ADCG

THC Fair
Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday 11:00am to 5:00pm at the Riverhouse, join the Hemp and Cannibis Fair for a celebration of legal marijuana! You’ll find hemp and cannabis products, accessories and tools, grow and harvest equipment, and more in our amazing expo hall. Then, take in some great sessions on growing, medicinal benefits, legal discussions and more! 21+ only (18+ with MMJ ID – Oregon Only) Info: http://www.thcfair.com/

Earth Day Fair and Parade
Parade starts at Louisiana Ave. at 11:30am next to McMenamin’s. Following the parade, there will be live music, art, local businesses, a variety of food, interactive displays and great hands-on activities for all ages, on Kansas Avenue in front of The Environmental Center. Join The Environmental Center for a fun and festive celebration of the natural world! Info: https://envirocenter.org/programs/community/earth-day-fair/

Growing Vegetables in Central Oregon
The Central Oregon Master Gardeners program Growing Vegetables in Central Oregon is at 10:00am at COCC Prineville and 10:30am at COCC Madras. Learn how you can grow increadible greens and lucious tomatoes. Info: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes/garden-classes

Give the Gift of Life
Give the gift of life! Donate your platlets from 7:00am to 1:30pm at the Bend Platelet Donation Center or blood 8:00am to 12:00pm at High Lakes Christian Church La Pine. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Holes
Summit High School Theatre Department ​will perform Holes by Louis Sachar at 7:00pm. Stanley Yelnats is under a curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-greatgrandfather. Now, Stanley has been unjustly sent to a detention facility for juvenile delinquents called Camp Green Lake, where boys and girls are forced to dig holes five feet deep by five feet wide every day. But it doesn’t take Stanley long to realize that they’re not just digging holes to build character…the Warden is looking for something! Info: https://sites.google.com/a/gapps.bend.k12.or.us/shstheatre/productions/2016-17-season

Rescue Me!
The Pet Evacuation Team Second Annual “Rescue Me!” fundraising event is a fun filled day with booths, 5k dog walk/run/walk, dog friendly disc golf competition, music, demonstrations, food and more! 10:00am to 2:00pm at Redmond Dry Canyon Park. Info: www.petevacuationteam.com/

Mustache Bash
The Bend Fire Department Community Assistance Program is holding it’s first ever Mustache Bash, 4:00pm at Good Life Brewing Company. It’s a fun and enjoyable event for the whole family to raise money for our community. It will include a mustache competition sponsored by the Central Oregon Mustache and Beard Society, a raffle containing some great prizes donated by local businesses, and live music by Trailer 31. Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-assistance-program-mustache-bash-tickets-31540644918?aff=aff0eventful

Sunday April 23

Give the Gift of Life
Give the gift of life! Donate your platelets from 7:00am to 1:30pm at the Bend Platelet Donation. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Holes
Summit High School Theatre Department ​will perform Holes by Louis Sachar at 2:00pm. Stanley Yelnats is under a curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-greatgrandfather. Now, Stanley has been unjustly sent to a detention facility for juvenile delinquents called Camp Green Lake, where boys and girls are forced to dig holes five feet deep by five feet wide every day. But it doesn’t take Stanley long to realize that they’re not just digging holes to build character…the Warden is looking for something! Info: https://sites.google.com/a/gapps.bend.k12.or.us/shstheatre/productions/2016-17-season

Homebrewers Spring Fling
The Central Oregon Homebrewers Organization (COHO) annual Spring Fling homebrew competition awards ceremony is open to the public starting at 1:00pm at Aspen Ridge Retirement Community. In addition to the announcement of the winners there will be a raffle and the opportunity to sample many of the submitted beers. Info: 541-350-9709

Outdoor Journaling
Interested in learning how to combine outdoor writing and sketching with your joy of hiking? Join the Deschutes Land Trust and hiker and passionate journaler, Kolby Kirk, at 10:00am for a day 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: http://www.deschuteslandtrust.org/hikes-events/hikes/outdoor-journaling

April 24 – 30, 2017

Monday April 24

Give the Gift of Life
Give the gift of life! Donate your blood or platelets from 11:00am to 5:30pm at the Bend Blood Donation Center or 12:00pm to 6:00pm at St. Joseph Catholic Church Prineville. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Dine Out to End Domestic Violence
Global Fusion is hosting a Dine Out to End Domestic Violence
donation day, giving back a portion of the day’s proceeds to Saving Grace. They also feature vegan and gluten-free options and a full bar. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/394713734232880/

Redmond Candidate Forum
The Redmond Candidate Forum is at 6:30pm at Highland Baptist Church. The forum will feature candidates for Redmond School Board and Redmond Parks and Recreation.

Tuesday April 25

Give the Gift of Life
Give the gift of life! Donate your blood from 1:30pm to 6:30pm at the Bend Blood Donation Center or 9:00am to 3:00pm at the High Desert Museum. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Open Computer Lab
Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public 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. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Internet Searching
Learn tips and tricks needed to make your Internet searches more effective 2:30pm at the Downtown Bend Library. Registration required. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

eBook Downloads
2:30pm at the East Bend Library discover and explore the library’s digital audiobooks and eBooks collection. This is a demonstration on accessing, downloading, and transferring to select devices. 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
5:30pm to 8:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library the Classics Book Club will be discussing The Epic of Gilgamesh. Everyone welcome. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Oregon’s Only Slavery Trial
6:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library hear about Missouri slaves Robin and Polly Holmes and their children who were brought from Missouri to Oregon by their owner over the Oregon Trail in 1844, expecting to soon be freed in a region closed to slavery. But their owner, an influential Oregon legislator, ignores the law and keeps them in bondage. Holmes and his wife gain their freedom in 1850, but the slave owner, Nathaniel Ford, refuses to give up their three children. Despite being illiterate and with the odds stacked against him, Holmes took his former master to court in 1852 in an attempt to get his children back in what is the only slavery trial in Oregon history. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Wednesday April 26

Give the Gift of Life
Give the gift of life! Donate your blood from 11:00am to 4:00pm at the Bend Blood Donation Center, 8:00am to 11:00am at AmeriTitle Oregon Ave., or 1:30pm to 4:30pm at Hydro Flask. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Oregon’s Only Slavery Trial
12:00pm at the Redmond Library hear about Missouri slaves Robin and Polly Holmes and their children who were brought from Missouri to Oregon by their owner over the Oregon Trail in 1844, expecting to soon be freed in a region closed to slavery. But their owner, an influential Oregon legislator, ignores the law and keeps them in bondage. Holmes and his wife gain their freedom in 1850, but the slave owner, Nathaniel Ford, refuses to give up their three children. Despite being illiterate and with the odds stacked against him, Holmes took his former master to court in 1852 in an attempt to get his children back in what is the only slavery trial in Oregon history. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Time Management Techniques
Ever wonder how busy people can get so much done? Time Management. 5:30pm at the Downtown Bend Library join fellow entrepreneurs for Time Management Techniques and explore ways to better manage your time and identify “black holes” that eat up your time with little results. The session is free, but registration required. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Lunch and Learn
Noon at the Bend Senior Center enjoy the Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Series. This week’s presentation is The Story of Two Immigrant Families and How They Came Together by Nancy Greenwald Alvarez. Feed your body and your mind as local experts share their knowledge about issues important to you. Bring your lunch; dessert and coffee are on us. Info: www.bendparksandrec.org/senior_center/

Astronomy Lecture – Gravitational Waves
2:00pm at Touchmark at Mt. Bachelor Village hear Jim Hammond who developed a laser interferometer for measuring gravity and spent his working career in the application of optical physics to a variety of physical measurement problems. Jim will describe the measurement techniques and the science behind the sources of observed signals. Info: 541-383-1414

 

Thursday April 27

Bow Wow Bingo
Play Bow Wow Bingo 6:30pm at 7th Street Brewhouse. Proceeds benefit BrightSide Animal Center. Info: 541-932-0882

Growing Vegetables in Central Oregon
The Central Oregon Master Gardeners program Growing Vegetables in Central Oregon is at 6:30pm at COCC Redmond. Learn how you can grow increadible greens and lucious tomatoes. Info: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes/garden-classes

Give the Gift of Life
Give the gift of life! Donate your blood from 10:00am to 4:00pm at Oregon State University. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

A Novel Idea – Appropriation vs. Appreciation
12:00pm at the Sisters Library join artist and educator Jason Graham, a slam poetry champion and speaker who performs hip hop as MOsley WOtta, for a conversation exploring cultural appropriation. During his presentation Jason will share some of his own spoken word poetry as well as other examples of artists who may or may not have crossed the line. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.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/

Author Event
Local author, Les Joslin, will be presenting his new book about the history of the Deschutes National Forest, 6:00pm at Herringbone Books. The book is the latest in the “Images of America” series, which is known for its detailed history and photos. Join us for a fascinating evening discussing one of the most beautiful forests in the United States, and its impact on our area’s history and economy. Info: www.herringbonebooks.com/

Now You’re Talking
Now You’re Talking: Sisters One-Acts 2017 7:30pm at The Belfry, present more than 20 actors and directors from Sisters, Redmond and Bend who will entertain you, move you and make you laugh during seven plays.

Know Your Neighbor – The Warm Springs Reservation
Join Arlita Rohan and Jefferson Green, 6:00pm at Trinity Episcopal Church, as they present on the culture and heritage of the community of the Warm Springs Tribe. Both are noted speakers and educators. There will be time for questions and answers. Info: rricketts@cocc.edu

Socrates Cafe Group
The Second and Fourth Thursday of every month, 6:00pm at Dudley’s Bookshop and Cafe you can join people from different backgrounds. Get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the Socratic Method. Open to all comers. Info: http://dudleysbookshopcafe.com/

Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s
The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease makes planning for the future more important than ever. Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease is an interactive program where you will have a chance to learn about important legal and financial issues to consider, how to put plans in place, and how to access legal and financial resources near you. 6:00pm to 7:30pm at St. Charles Bend. Info: 800-272-3900

Bend Bikes’ Sign for Your Lane
Join Bend Bikes and Whole Foods in making active transportation a priority for the Bend City Council. From 6:00pm to 8:00pm, come to the Whole Foods Café for a fun evening of story-telling, giveaways, transportation chatter, all to make Bend a better and safer place to live. And sign our petition to get active transportation in the City’s budget and have a pint on us! Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1283788008403208

Friday April 28

Give the Gift of Life
Give the gift of life! Donate your blood or platelets from 7:00am to 1:30pm at the Bend Blood Donation Center, 11:00am to 4:00pm at Grocery Outlet, or 10:00am to 4:00pm at Tykeson Hall. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

A Novel Idea – Pendant Making
Half-sisters Effia and Esi are both given pendants from their mother, Maame in the 2017 Novel Idea selection Homegoing. Chandra vanEijnsbergen, Community Librarian and jewelry maker, leads a pendant making workshop at the Sisters Library at 12:00pm. Each participant will craft their own based on the pendant worn by Effia and her descendants and lost by Esi in the dungeon at Cape Coast Castle. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Google Drive for Beginners
2:00pm at the Redmond Library learn to use Google Drive to create and save files online. Registration required. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Now You’re Talking
Now You’re Talking: Sisters One-Acts 2017 7:30pm at The Belfry, present more than 20 actors and directors from Sisters, Redmond and Bend who will entertain you, move you and make you laugh during seven plays.

Let’s Talk About Sex
3:30pm at the Downtown Bend Library. The results of the Let’s Talk About Sex survey with a panel discussion about healthy sexual relationships with representatives from Planned Parenthood and the Health Department. And did we mention there will be pizza? Part of an event series for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/450322701970787/

Free Comedy Show
Every Friday at the Good Leaf there is a free Comedy Show at 4:20pm presented by Bend Comedy. Stop by and laugh for free! Must be 21. Info: 310-463-0040

Saturday April 29

Opening Day at Hollinshead Community Garden
The Central Oregon chapter of OSU Master Gardeners invite you to Opening Day at Hollinshead Community Garden. Reservations for a vegetable garden plot at Hollinshead Park will be made that day in person on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning at 9:00am. The line forms early and is outdoors, so dress for the weather. Info: http://www.gocomga.com

Author Event
5:00pm at Sunriver Books and Music, William Sullivan will give a presentation on New Hikes In Southern Oregon. This fifth generation Oregonian knows our state’s natural wonders and history from top to bottom. We always look forward to one of his slide shows because they are not only gorgeous, they inspire us to get out and hit the trail. Info: http://www.sunriverbooks.com/event/bill-sullivan-new-hikes-southern-oregon

Peoples Climate March
Join the Peoples Climate March noon in downtown Bend. Marchers will proceed through downtown Bend and end at the Bend Education Center, across from the downtown library, where activities will be held. Hundreds of thousands of people will join a massive nonviolent action starting in Washington DC and supported by sister marches across our nation. We all deserve a healthy climate rather than paying for pollution that is hurting everyone. Join together in this solidarity event with the rest of our nation. Info: http://350deschutes.org/peoples-climate-march-bend/#

Growing Vegetables in Central Oregon
The Central Oregon Master Gardeners program Growing Vegetables in Central Oregon is at 10:00am at the Community Center in Sisters and 2:00pm at SHARC in Sunriver. Learn how you can agrow increadible greens and lucious tomatoes. Info: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes/garden-classes

Give the Gift of Life
Give the gift of life! Donate your platelets from 7:00am to 1:30pm at the Bend Platelet Donation. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

The Transatlantic Slave Trade
3:00pm at the Redmond Library Dr. Carmen Thompson of Portland State University discusses how the exploitation of African labor through transatlantic and internal slave trading led to the development of an early capitalist Europe; bolstering it and ultimately the United States into world superpowers. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Now You’re Talking
Now You’re Talking: Sisters One-Acts 2017 3:00pm and 7:30pm at The Belfry, present more than 20 actors and directors from Sisters, Redmond and Bend who will entertain you, move you and make you laugh during seven plays.

Out of the Darkness
Soroptimist International of Bend is sponsoring the Out of the Darkness walk in Bend. At 9:00am at the United Methodist Church, J Bar J’s Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking Program will speak about local news and services provided to trafficking survivors. Their program assists current and past victims of human trafficking (adults and minors) in gaining access to the tools and services they need to escape exploitation and rebuild their lives. The walk will begin at 9:30am and proceed through downtown Bend. Info: www.sibend.org

March for Babies
Join in the community walk, “March For Babies” benefiting the March of Dimes of Central Oregon. Registration at 9:00am, march at 10:00am at Riverbend Park. Help raise support and participate to prevent premature birth, and promote healthy pregnancies and health babies. This is a family friendly event with a hot dog BBQ and kids activities. Info: https://www.marchforbabies.org/EventInfo?EventID=18443

Museum & Me
4:00pm to 7:00pm at the High Desert Museum it’s a time for children and adults with physical, cognitive, and/or social disabilities to enjoy the High Desert Museum after hours. Free for individuals, friends and family. RSVP Info: https://www.highdesertmuseum.org/rsvp

Oregon Gold Open Horse Show
Oregon Gold Open Horse Show is a 2-day open all-breed horse show held on April 29 – 30 at Rim Rock Riders Arena in Powell Butte(across from Brasada Ranch). On Saturday there is Halter, Showmanship, English, Western, Trail, and more. On Sunday there is Pleasure Driving classes all day. Public is welcome to come and watch. Info: https://www.facebook.com/Oregon-Gold-Open-Horse-Show-110835088946494/

Sunday April 30

Give the Gift of Life
Give the gift of life! Donate your platelets from 7:00am to 1:30pm at the Bend Platelet Donation. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

The Transatlantic Slave Trade
1:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library Dr. Carmen Thompson of Portland State University discusses how the exploitation of African labor through transatlantic and internal slave trading led to the development of an early capitalist Europe; bolstering it and ultimately the United States into world superpowers. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Nandia’s Copper by Ned Wolf
The first book of The Nandia Trilogy, set in the distant future, is written for the young adult audience. 11:00am at Roundabout Books join us as author Ned Wolf shares his book and performs Nandia’s Song, written for the story, on his soprano sax. Info: http://roundaboutbookshop.d7.indiebound.com/event/nandias-copper-ned-wolf

Pronghorn Job Fair
Interview on-site, leave with a job! Pronghorn Resort is growing and we are hiring in all departments! Check out the event page for current open positions and join us 11:00am to 2:00pm at the Mountain Room in Deschutes Brewery! Info: http://www.pronghornresort.com/event/pronghorn-job-fair-2/

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