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

March 27 – April 2, 2017

Monday March 27

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

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

Art at the Oxford Hotel
Art at the Oxford Hotel presents Kelly Thiel’s works on canvas through April 23. She paints of subject’s lives, that of their parents, stories secret/hidden or in plain view. She notes that the artwork comes from a compulsion to “get the stories out.” Her art, in a bold palette, uses over-scale faces with little expression, perhaps a slight smile, with closed or intently focused eyes looking directly at the viewer. Info: 503-780-2828

High Desert NOW Meeting
5:30pm to 7:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library you can join the introductory meeting of the High Desert chapter of the National Organization for Women. NOW’s purpose is to take action through grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life. Open to current members and interested nonmembers. Info: https://signedevents.com/united-states/bend/high-desert-national-organization-for-women-chapter-forming-now/

Know Backyard – The Inner Solar System
6:00pm to 8:00pm Bob and crew from Sunriver Observatory explore the diversity of the inner solar system at the new Hopservatory at Worthy Brewing. How can all these planets be so close and be so different. We will do a quick overview of Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars, and see how different things are in the inner solar system. Earth is a very special place indeed. Food and beverages available for purchase. Doors open at 6:00pm and program starts at 6:30pm. 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar/event/40947

Tuesday March 28

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

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

Open Computer Lab
Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public from 1:30pm to 3:00pm at the Redmond Library, 2:30pm to 4:00pm at the East Bend Library and 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Sisters Library. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

SCORE Small Business Counseling
Individuals who operate or wish to start small businesses can discuss business planning, organization and start-up, finance, marketing and other critical business issues with SCORE volunteers in private, confidential sessions. Learn from someone who’s “been there, done that!” SCORE business counselors will be available from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Downtown Bend Library for free one-on-one small business counseling. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Facebook for Beginners
Use social networking to connect with friends and family. 2:30pm at the Downtown Bend Library learn how to manage Facebook security and privacy settings, find friends, groups, and apps, and how to add photos. Active Facebook account required. Remember to bring your password. Registration required. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

The Classics Book Club
The Classics Book Club at the Downtown Bend Library will be discussing Ahead of All Parting The Selected Poetry and Prose of Rainer Maria Rilke from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. Everyone welcome. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Spring Break Garden Work Party
9:00am to 3:00pm at The Environmental Center help us get the garden ready for spring! Join us anytime throughout the day to help us get our garden ready for spring planting and garden lessons with kids. This is a family friendly event and we’ll have tasks for all ages. Free. Info: https://envirocenter.org/

Bend4Trees
Please join Bend4Trees from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Trinity Episcopal Church as they form a new coalition to better protect Bend’s beautiful trees. They are planning an Arbor Day Celebration for Bend on Earth Day. The group plans to assist the city to reinstate ‘Tree City,USA’. Info: https://www.facebook.com/Bend4Trees

Wednesday March 29

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

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

Kids Day
In conjunction with the exhibition The Buzzsaw Sharks of Long Ago, the High Desert Museum will have special activities for children during Kids Day. There will be games, craft tables, painting stations and more. Kids Day: Monsters of the Deep is free with Museum admission and is supported by the Oregon College Savings Plan and Wells Fargo.

Sunriver Summer Job Fair
Looking for a summer job? Meet with hiring managers from SHARC and other Sunriver area businesses seeking summer help from 9:00am to 11:00am at SHARC. Bring your resume, references and be prepared for on-site interviews! Info: http://www.sunriversharc.com/

Thursday March 30

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

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

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

Rattlesnake Cave
The Archaeology Society of Central Oregon will present Rattlesnake Cave: A Glimpse of Daily Prehistoric Life in the Chewaucan Basin by Dr. Michel Waller. 7:30pm at the COAR Building he will discuss the results of his recent investigation at Rattlesnake Cave on the shore of Lake Abert. Excavated by collectors, the context of the site was not properly recorded. Dr. Waller’s research sheds light on daily life of the people in the region, which was not previously possible. Info: ascomail@bendbroadband.com, 541-598-5920

Rimrock Ranch Hike
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Mary Crow at 10:00am to explore this spectacular private ranch perched above Whychus Creek near Sisters. Enjoy sweeping views of the canyon as you hike down towards Whychus Creek and its surrounding meadows. Walk along the banks of the willow and cottonwood-lined creek, while you learn about the ranch’s ecology and conservation and look for early spring wildflowers. Registration is required. http://www.deschuteslandtrust.org

Mason Bees
The Central Oregon Beekeeping Association will host a talk on Mason Bees 6:00pm to 8:00pm at The Environmental Center. This unique and interesting pollinator uses a special beehive and provides an accessible beekeeping experience. They are a safe pollinator that does not pose a risk to pets or children. Entimologist and Master Gardener Rich Little will discuss this interestiong isect that is docile, solitary, and lives in a hive that looks more like a birdhouse then a beehive. Info: http://www.cobeekeeping.org/

Green Drinks
5:00pm to 7:00pm join The Environmental Center for March Green Drinks at Bend Electric Bikes, your go-to resource for e-bikes in Bend! Whether you ride for fun, as your primary mode of transportation, or for the planet, Bend Electric Bikes can help you learn more about what’s possible with an e-bike. Come check out the shop, meet the team, and demo an e-bike around the neighborhood! Don’t forget to bring your own cup to enjoy a drink or two! Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/march-green-drinks-tickets-32830190985

Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Day
VFW post 12141 will host a Welcome Home ALL Veterans Spaghetti dinner at the Jefferson County Senior Center. Doors open at 5:00pm with entertainment, raffles and patriotic merchandise for sale. Info: http://vfw12141.org/

Friday March 31

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

Gift of Life
Your donation of blood or platelets is the Gift of Life, donate 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org/

Beginning Bird Walk
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Carol Wall at 10:00am for a beginner’s bird walk at picturesque Indian Ford Meadow Preserve. Look and listen for early spring songbirds as you saunter in the sage flats and journey through the juniper and pine forest of the Land Trust’s flagship Preserve. Learn the basics of birding, including identifying birds by size, shape, color, behavior, and habitat. Registration is required. Info: http://www.deschuteslandtrust.org

NOW IS THE TIME – HEALTHCARE FOR EVERYBODY
The Social Justice Film Program hosts a special showing of the new film NOW IS THE TIME – HEALTHCARE FOR EVERYBODY, 6:30pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. This documentary delves into what single payer healthcare is, how it saves money, and what we can do to make it happen. Info: 507-573-2851

William Tweed
William Tweed, will read and sign his book King Sequoia: The Tree That Inspired a Nation, Created Our National Park System, and Changed the Way We Think about Nature, 6:00pm to 7:00pm at Paulina Springs Books. In his book former park ranger, William Tweed explores the American public’s relationship with the majestic sequoias that helped to inspire the Park Idea. Info: 541-549-0866

Saturday April 1

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

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

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

Public Lands Summit
The Public Lands Summit is from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at Unitarian Universalist Church. There will be a panel presentation that covers the history of public lands, their economic value, existing threats, and how to speak up for the wild places you value. Four breakout training sessions to choose from that are geared to help you effectively advocate for public lands. Happy hour beverages and snacks and an opportunity to meet and talk with other public lands activists in your community. Info: http://www.thevocalseniority.org/

Bras From Bend
Soroptimist International of Bend (SI Bend) will be collecting bras through the month of April in the Bra Boxes at participating retail businesses. The goal is to help bring awareness to the fight against international human trafficking. These garments will help create a pathway to a better life for a woman rescued from the sex slave trade in Africa and Latin America. SI Bend partners with Free the Girls (www.FreeTheGirls.org), a non-profit organization, to send the collected bras to these locations. Info: www.sibend.org

Growing Vegetables in Central Oregon
The Central Oregon Master Gardeners program Growing Vegetables in Central Oregon is at 1:30pm at The Environmental Center. Learn how you can grow increadible greens and lucious tomatoes. Info: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes/garden-classes

Candle Light Vigil for Human Trafficking Awareness
Soroptimist International of Bend will hold a candlelight vigil, in downtown Bend, to draw attention to the advocacy to stop human trafficking from 6:30pm to 7:30pm, outside, in front of Bellatazza and Mockingbird Gallery on Wall Street. Crook County District Attorney, Daina Vitolins speak on local and regional efforts to stop trafficking. The vigil will conclude with the reading of a poem written by a female survivor of trafficking. Info: www.sibend.org

Hoodoo’s Rodeo Day
Saddle up for Hoodoo’s Rodeo Day. Events include a mechanical bull, Northwest Ski Bike races and the Annual Hoodoo Chili Cookoff ! This is a such a FUN FUN day at Hoodoo Ski Area. Western themed costumes are encouraged … Info: http://skihoodoo.com/hoodoo-ski-area-events/

Sunday April 2

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

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

Read with a Ranger
9:00am to 3:00pm the Cascade Lakes Welcome Station will be hosting a celebration of “International Children’s Book Day.” Reading sessions from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Families can stop by anytime between 9:00am and 3:00pm to make forest crafts. Free. Info: 541 383 5453

Herd U Needed A Home
You can meet your new best friend from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Bend Pet Express Westside. Rescued hearding dogs are waiting to be adopted. Info: 541-508-8271

April 3 – 9, 2017

Monday April 3

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. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.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/

Bend Area Running Fraternity
Bend’s newest running group! Join them every Monday for a 3.5 mile run (other distance options available) through the Old Mill District and along the Deschutes River. Group meets at Atlas Cider Co. Taproom in the Box Factory at 5:30pm. Enjoy pint discounts after the run and rewards for attendance. All paces welcome. Dogs welcome. No registration or membership required. Just show up! Info: bendarearunningfraternity@gmail.com, 307-286-5691

Tuesday April 4

Give the Gift of Life
Give the gift of life! Donate your blood from 12:30pm to 6:30pm at the Bend Blood Donation Center, 11:00am to 4:30pm at LDS Redmond, or 12:00pm to 6:00pm at Holy Trinity Catholic Church Sunriver. 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/

LinkedIn for Beginners
Get started building a profile, joining groups and researching career opportunities with LinkedIn the world’s largest online professional networking site. 10:30am at the Downtown Bend Library. Registration required. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

SCORE Small Business Counseling
Avoid time-consuming and costly mistakes by learning from someone who’s “been there, done that.” SCORE business counselors will be available from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Downtown Bend Library for free one-on-one small business counseling. Individuals who operate or wish to start small businesses can discuss business planning, organization and start-up, finance, marketing and other critical business issues with SCORE volunteers in private, confidential sessions. No appointment necessary. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Birding By Ear
The East Cascades Audubon Society kicks off another season of Birding By Ear guided birdwalks. Dave Tracy will be leading walks each Tuesday thru mid-June. Meet at Sawyer Park along the Deschutes River starting at 8:00am. Attendance is FREE and ALL AGES, and skill levels are welcome to attend. Info: http://www.ecaudubon.org/birding-by-ear

Friends of the Central Cascades Wilderness
The Annual Meeting for Friends of the Central Cascades Wilderness is from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library. Learn about our plans for Wilderness Stewardship hikes this summer. Join us in helping to preserve and protect our local Wilderness lands. Info: richard.nowatch@gmail.com, 248-330-5654

Wednesday April 5

Bend Area Habitat Housing Information Session
Bend Area Habitat will hold an Information Session at the Downtown Bend Library at 5:30pm that will educate families and individuals interested in applying for the Partnership Program toward Homeownership. The session is free but guests are encouraged to RSVP to djohnson@bendhabitat.org, or 541.385.5387 x103

Give the Gift of Life
Give the gift of life! Donate your blood from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Bend Blood Donation Center, 12:00pm to 6:00pm at Sisters Community Hall, or 10:00am to 3:00pm at St. Joseph Catholic Church Prineville. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Know Jobs & Resumes
Learn how you can update your resume to get the job you want during this interactive workshop, 3:30pm at the Downtown Bend Library. Staff from Goodwill Job Connection and Deschutes Public Library will share information about their career services; give pointers about best practices for the job search and creating resumes; and work with individuals to review resumes and provide suggestions. Bring your flash drive and save your work. Class size is limited, so registration is recommended. Call 541-617-7080 to reserve your seat today!

Homegoing Book Discussion
Discuss the book Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi with friends and neighbors from 6:00pm to 7:00pm at Roundabout Books. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Bend Chamber Toastmasters
Develop and grow your public speaking and leadership skills 12:00pm at The Environmental Center. Benificial if you’re an executive, stay-at-home parent, college student or retiree. Free. Info: www.bendchamber.toastmastersclubs.org

Steel Road Bike Group Ride
No-drop group road bike ride. Leaves from Jackson’s Corner Eastside location at 6:00pm. Eastward route, moderate pace with friendly folks who share a love of steel bikes. Hang out after to enjoy a drink and share stories. Free. Info: 541-382-2453

Thursday April 6

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

Give the Gift of Life
Give the gift of life! Donate your blood from 12:30pm to 6:00pm at the Bend Blood Donation Center or 11:00am to 4:00pm at Highland Batpist Church Redmond. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.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/

Introduction to Finding Grants
3:30pm to 5:00pm the Redmond Public Library will host a free workshop on finding funders for nonprofit organizations. Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants. Attendance is limited and registration is recommended. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Cycling Kick-Off Meeting
Bend Bella Cyclists, open to women of all ages and ability levels have road and mountain bike opportunities and club activities. Enjoy free refreshments as you mingle with sponsors and other cycling enthusiasts 6:00pm to 7:30pm at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Free. Info: 360-798-9030

ECOCHAMPIONS
Volunteers from 350deschutes are presenting small group discussions about our personal carbon footprints and what we can do to decrease it’s size to benefit the climate. 4:30pm at the Downtown Bend Library. Group size limited, with required RSVP. No cover. Info: http://350deschutes.org/

Thelma’s Place Open House
Thelma’s Place Open House is from 11:30am to 1:30pm. It’s an open house for anyone who is interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities at its intergenerational community. Info: 503-209-6827

Bend Bike Swap
All levels of cyclists are invited to sell and purhcase bike products in preparation for summer at the Bend Armory from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. Proceeds to benefit Commute Options, Bend Endurance Academy and Mount Bachelor Sports Education Foundation. Info: http://www.thebendbikeswap.com/

Friday April 7

Summit Loop Geology Hike
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Derek Loeb at 9:00am for a hike along the Summit Loop Trail at Smith Rock State Park. This gorgeous loop follows the Burma Road up to a ridge overlooking famed crags like Monkey Face. On the descent, the Summit Loop trail crosses a private property protected by the Land Trust before joining the Park’s river trail. Learn about how this dramatic area was formed by the forces of volcanoes and water while taking in sweeping views of the Cascade crest. Registration is required. Info: http://www.deschuteslandtrust.org

Santiam Wagon Road Walk
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Carol Wall at 9:00am to explore the 150-year old Santiam Wagon Road at Whychus Canyon Preserve. Hike back in time and imagine traveling west in a wagon train to transport wool from Eastern Oregon to the Willamette Valley, or east to graze livestock on the grasses of the desert. Explore the site of an early homestead and the signs and symbols still visible along the trail today, that help tell the story of travel and commerce in the high desert. Registration is required. http://www.deschuteslandtrust.org

Artists Who Teach
City Walls at City Hall, an arts initiative of the City of Bend Arts, Beautification and Culture Commission, is pleased to announce a special exhibition featuring the works of local arts educators who teach at the middle school, high school and college levels. The upcoming show titled Artists Who Teach includes two-dimensional multi-media works in a variety of subjects ranging from figurative to landscape to abstract. The show will begin at a public reception with the artists from 5:00pm to 7:00pm on Friday, April 7, at City Hall. The show will remain on display through September. Info: http://www.bendoregon.gov/government/citizen-committees/arts-beautification-culture-commission/city-walls-at-city-hall

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, blood from 3:15pm to 7:45pm at Sunriver Library, or 12:00pm to 5:00pm at First Baptist Church Prineville. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Intro to Windows 10
2:00pm at the Redmond Library is a demonstration of the basics of Windows 10. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop or tablet with Windows 10. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Spring Bird Walk
Spring bird walks along the Deschutes River migratory corridor. Meet at 10:00am at the Ticket Mill in the Old Mill District where binoculars are available to check out and a bird list is provided. Info: http://www.ecaudubon.org/old-mill-bird-walks

Bend Bike Swap
All levels of cyclists are invited to sell and purhcase bike products in preparation for summer at the Bend Armory from 12:00pm to 6:00pm. Proceeds to benefit Commute Options, Bend Endurance Academy and Mount Bachelor Sports Education Foundation. Info: http://www.thebendbikeswap.com/

Saturday April 8

Beginning Bird Walk
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Jan Rising for a beginner’s bird walk at picturesque Indian Ford Meadow Preserve at 9:00am. Look and listen for early spring songbirds as you saunter in the sage-flats and journey through the juniper and pine forest of the Land Trust’s flagship Preserve. Learn the basics of birding, including identifying birds by size, shape, color, behavior, and habitat. Registration is required. Info: http://www.deschuteslandtrust.org

A Novel Idea
“A Novel Idea” kicks off on at 2:00pm at the East Bend Library with a conversation exploring cultural appropriation, led by artist and speaker Jason Graham (aka, MOsley WOtta). 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. What follows is four weeks of programs that explore and expound upon the themes and ideas found in Yaa Gyasi’s widely acclaimed novel Homegoing. Info: http://www.dplfoundation.org

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

Spring Book Sale
Friends of the Bend Libraries Spring Book Sale is from 11:00am to 4:00pm in the Library Administration Basement. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Tax Prep Session
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Disc Go ball
This annual festival of flying discs offers excitement for the whole family 9:00am to 5:00pm at Pine Nursery Park. Watch the region’s best talent compete in Disc Golf and Ultimate Frisbee, visit vendor booths for food and refreshments while playing fun games. Free. Info: http://www.discventures.com/disc-go-ball/

Mentor a Child
COPY will offer a volunteer training for people wanting to mentor a child with an incarcerated parent 9:30am to 3:30pm at the Deschutes County Services Center. This six-hour class covers program policies, establishing mentor relationship, impact incarceration has on families, and communication skills. Advanced registration required. Info: https://www.facebook.com/Deschutes.COPY/

Bend Bike Swap
All levels of cyclists are invited to sell and purhcase bike products in preparation for summer at the Bend Armory from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Proceeds to benefit Commute Options, Bend Endurance Academy and Mount Bachelor Sports Education Foundation. Info: http://www.thebendbikeswap.com/

Spring Fling Vendor Fundraiser
11:00am to 4:00pm at the Redmond Grange Hall local vendors and crafters are coming together to raise money for a local family who lost so much due to a big shop fire! There will be a raffle for the public, as well as lunch sold for donations! There will be lots to look at and activities for the children! Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/227783077694456/?ti=cl

Sunday April 9

Salmon Run 2017
Experience the awesomeness of the salmon migration by completing your own Salmon Run! 9:00am at the Bend Armory begin your adventure along the Deschutes River and imagine what a river journey could be like for the mighty salmon. The 2017 Salmon Run beneficiary is The Environmental Center! Info: https://envirocenter.org/event/salmon-run-2017-a-benefit-for-the-environmental-center/

Tax Prep Session
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

A Novel Idea – Inheriting the Trade
Thomas DeWolf is the author of Inheriting the Trade: A Northern Family Confronts Its Legacy as the Largest Slave-Trading Dynasty in U.S. History. In 2001, Tom traveled with nine distant relatives on a life-altering journey through New England, Ghana, and Cuba to film the Emmy-nominated documentary film, Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North. 2:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library he will read excerpts from his book, show images from his family’s journey, and film clips from the documentary. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Spring Book Sale
Friends of the Bend Libraries Spring Book Sale is from 1:00pm to 4:00pm in the Library Administration Basement. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Disc Go ball
This annual festival of flying discs offers excitement for the whole family 9:00am to 3:00pm at Pine Nursery Park. Watch the region’s best talent compete in Disc Golf and Ultimate Frisbee, visit vendor booths for food and refreshments while playing fun games. Free. Info: http://www.discventures.com/disc-go-ball/

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