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.)

Voices
Monday – Jim Roberts
Wednesday – Randy Harano
Friday – Toni Colotte

 

 

July 16 – 22, 2018

Monday July 16

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

Days of Play
Sponsored by the Bend Park and Recreation Foundation, Days of Play is at Hollygrape Park from 1:00pm to 3:30pm. Children in the community have the opportunity to participate in crafts, water play, field games, sports activities and much more. Come enjoy these great recreational activities at no cost. Info: https://www.bendparksandrec.org/activities/community-events/#days_of_play

Be a Hero
You can be someone’s hero with a lifesaving donation of a pint of blood 11:00am to 5:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 12:00pm to 6:00pm at Faith Lutheran Church, or blood platelets 11:00am to 5:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Auditions: Addams Family
Auditions for the Addams Family Musical Comedy are at 7:00pm Monday and Tuesday at 2nd Street Theater. Please prepare 32 measures of a musical theater song that showcases your ability. You may audition with a song from the show if desired. Sheet music is preferred, but you may also use a karaoke track. Please, no a capella. Please be prepared to list all conflicts between July 18 & October 6. Performance dates October 12-November 3 with possible extension. First Read through will be July 23rd, rehearsals will begin August 6th. Directed by Sandy Klein. Info: http://www.2ndstreettheater.com/

High Desert Droids STEM Camp
Youth entering 1st thru 4th Grade are invited to explore science and engineering with the High Desert Droid at Mountain View High School. Camp 2: July 16th thru 18th – Rube Goldberg Machine Exploration!, Campers will design a contraption to carry out a series of events much like a domino effect. All camps are from 8am to Noon with a snack provided each day. Each camp is designed as a 3-day series to allow our campers to expand and grow their knowledge of each topic. The fee is $75 per camp. All proceeds benefit the High Desert Droids Robotics team. For questions or to register please email Katie Speck at speckhouse@gmail.com.

Car Seat Clinic
Bend Fire Department hosts FREE monthly clinics to help parents or any caregiver install their car seats safely and correctly. No appointment needed, drive in service. Please bring your car seat with you to the West Fire Station from 11:30am to 2:30pm. Resources for car seats can be discussed at the event with any of our technicians. Info: https://www.bendoregon.gov/government/departments/fire-ems/information-and-documents/car-seat-information

2018 Oregon Biennial Air Tour
2:00pm to 8:30pm at the Madras Airport the Oregon Antique and Classic Aircraft Club (OACAC) will host the public event that will share the history of Oregon aviation as well as offer an up close look at the small engine aircraft. Info: 541 942 2286

COCC Nursing Program Information Session
5:00pm to 6:00pm at COCC Redmond students interested in the Nursing program can learn about minimum application requirements, selection process, deadlines and more. Info: www.cocc.edu

Tuesday July 17

Hike with the Eds
Join Eddie Kula and Ed Weiser this summer to explore the Deschutes River, from the urban corridor to its headwaters in the Cascade Mountains. This Broken Top hike has a lot to offer: a beautiful lake and meadow, forest paths, mountain streams, and stunning views. We will take some time exploring the century-old “ditch” that funnels water to one of central Oregon’s irrigation districts. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/coalition-for-the-deschutes-9863078619

Weed Warriors
Weed Warriors is a volunteer group that meets three times a month to remove invasive weeds like mullein, spotted knapweed, teasel, and Canada thistle from the Land Trust protected lands. Non-native vegetation is a major threat to functioning ecosystems. Pulling them by hand can help us control these weeds on our protected lands without the use of chemicals. Weed Warriors continue through the summer on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday, and 2nd Saturday of each month from 9 am – 12 pm. Families welcome! Locations vary. Join them for one or all of their work parties! https://www.deschuteslandtrust.org/hikes-events/vol-opps

Public (ROCK) Choir Led by Sing Bend
Come unleash your inner rock star and sing your heart out! At the Public (ROCK) Choir, 6:00pm at Wild Ride Brewing, you can be part of a group singing experience unlike any other in Central Oregon. Belt out rock and pop favorites, without feeling self-conscious or worried about who can hear you and who’s watching. It’s not about being a great singer, it’s about joining our collective voices and singing our faces off because it’s good for you and it feels good, too! Food and beverages available for purchase. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Open Computer Lab
Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Sisters Library and 1:30pm to 3:00pm at the Redmond Library it’s free and open to the public. Use a library laptop or bring your own. No registration required. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Kids On-the-Move – La Pine
Bring your family to La Pine Park and Recreation District at 10:00am to get your kids moving, exploring, and learning healthy behaviors. OSU-Extension Nutrition Education Program, La Pine Parks and Recreation District, and the Children’s Forest of Central Oregon are teaming up for summer programming, targeted at 0-5 year olds and their families. Each week will have a different theme and activity, including preparing a healthy snack. Info: http://www.childrensforestco.org/

Library Book Club
Feed your mind at this monthly lunch-hour book club at the East Bend Library. Discuss “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman. All are welcome to attend. Free and open to the public. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Walking Meditation
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Maret Pajutee at 7:00pm for a meditative evening at picturesque Indian Ford Meadow Preserve. Explore meditation and mountains on a sunset walk along our new Indian Ford Meadow trail. Maret will guide you through walking meditations with intermittent stops for seated meditations. No experience necessary. Registration is required https://7-17-18-ifm-walking-meditation.eventbrite.com/

Be a Hero
You can be someone’s hero with a lifesaving donation of a pint of blood 12:30pm to 6:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, or 11:00am to 4:30pm at LDS Redmond. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Getting Started at COCC
An info session, 4:30pm at COCC Redmond, for prospective students to meet with COCC admissions to learn about enrollment, funding, choosing courses and academic support services. Info: www.cocc.edu

Discover Nature Day: Special Ops Survivors
10:00am at Hillside Park join Special Ops Survivors presented by Wildheart Nature School. Learn to navigate the world of unpredictability while playing team games and practicing survival skills in nature. Info: http://www.childrensforestco.org/event/discover-nature-day-special-ops-survivors-2/

Wednesday July 18

Five Moons & a Rare Bird
From infancy to adulthood and into old age, songs about the moon bring comfort and inspiration. They open us to the power, the mystery and the wonder of the lunar presence. 6:00pm at the Downtown
Bend Library enjoy listening to haunting “moon songs,” both familiar and global. Yolanda Alicia will sing songs from Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico and the U.S., while cellist Billy Mickleson delights with his unique arrangements and creative style of accompaniment. A bit of this presentation will be a sing-along. A display of moon-inspired children’s books and poetry will be on view. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Lawyer in the Library
Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers at the Downtown Bend Library. 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 5:15 that evening to find out your exact appointment time. If you are not here by 5:15, your appointment will be forfeited. Registration for advance spots opens two weeks ahead of time at 10:00 a.m. Between two and four slots are open to drop-ins only each Wednesday evening. For drop-ins, numbers are handed out starting at 4:00 p.m. with the sign up process starting at 5:00 p.m. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Juniper Group Program Night
Juniper Group Program Night is an informative program about environmental issues, every third Wednesday of the month. Social time at 6:30pm, program at 7:00pm at The Environmental Center. Info: http://oregon.sierraclub.org/groups/juniper/

Be a Hero
You can be someone’s hero with a lifesaving donation of a pint of blood 11:00am to 4:00pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 12:30pm to 6:00pm at St. Patricks Church, 11:00am to 4:00pm at Highland Baptist Church, or blood platelets 11:00am to 5:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Oregon High Desert Classic
Join us at the 29th Annual Oregon High Desert Classic, the annual fundraiser for all J Bar J Youth Services Programs. This is an “A” rated hunter/jumper competition with Olympic level riders that you won’t want to miss! Entry to the competitions and grounds are free daily or join us for one of our many events Wednesday through Sunday. Join us each Saturday night for the Grand Prix Dinner, a delicious meal and front row seats for the Grand Prix to watch the best riders compete for a $25,000 purse. Tickets required. For tickets please contact Zoe Gilbert of J Bar J Youth Services at 541.389-1409 or visit our website at www.oregonhighdesertclassics.org

INCO Public Gathering
Mission to promote understanding and respectful relationships among diverse faith communities in Central Oregon by offering opportunities for learning, fellowship and service together, partnering alongside organizations with similar interests to carry out this mission. Our gatherings, 12:00pm at Trinity Episcopal Church, are open to all. Third Wednesday of every month. Info: http://www.interfaithnetworkco.org/

Great American Cleanup Run
FootZone is on a mission with Saucony to keep our community clean so we can enjoy litter-free running routes. Join us at 5:30pm as we plog along for the Great American Cleanup Run, where you’ll do good for yourself, our neighborhood, and the planet, all at once! Group-led plogging run with FootZone Bend! Giveaways, sneaker demos, & more! Optional donations will go to Keep America Beautiful, a leading national nonprofit that inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment.
Register http://www.footzonebend.com/event/great-american-cleanup-run/

Let’s Picnic!
Pack a picnic and bring the fam along for a delightful evening of live music, games and art activities at Kiwanis Park with Bend Park & Recreation. There will be ice cream treats! Bring a blanket or chairs. (no glass or alcohol)

COCC Nursing Program Information Session
5:00pm to 6:00pm at COCC, Boyle Education Center students interested in the program can learn about minimum application requirements, selection process, deadlines and more. www.cocc.edu

Thursday July 19

Rhythm and Song in the Park
Bring family and friends, young and old, for a Rhythm and Song Circle and a free community dinner at Village Green in Sisters from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Dinner served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Music starts at 6:00 p.m. Rhythm instruments provided or you may bring your own drum. Citizens4Community is partnering with Jodi Winnwalker of Earthtones, SPRD, and other guest musicians for this event.

The Library Bookclub
Noon at the La Pine Library discuss “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie. Christie was born in Torquay in 1890, and is one of the best-selling novelists of the past century. She is best known for penning sixty-six detective novels, over a dozen short story collections, and “The Mousetrap”…the world’s longest running play. Join other readers and deconstruct this novel about ten strangers lured to small, isolated island off the coast of Devon by mysterious hosts. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Open 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/

Tiny Explorers: Nature Paints
Join us for our spring Tiny Explorers series in Bend, from 10-11am at Farewell Bend Park. 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. Each week has a different theme and we’ll explore the outdoors, incorporating activities as we go. Parents will also learn safety tips for bringing little ones outdoors and more ideas for getting your family outside. Families with newborns to 3 year olds are welcome, and older siblings are invited to attend. Activities will encourage exploration of the natural world, connecting with our senses, and play. The activities can be adapted for your child’s age and development, and we’ll provide a space for families to network with each other. Info: http://www.childrensforestco.org/

Bow Wow Bingo
Every Thursday at 6:30pm it’s fun, great food, brew, and a chance to WIN! Meet at Seventh Street Brew House at 855 SW 7th St. in Redmond; get there early ‘cuz we fill up fast! The dogs and cats at BrightSide appreciate your support! Info: https://www.facebook.com/pg/brightsideanimals/events/?ref=page_internal

Jackson’s Corner (East) 10% Give-back Day
7:00am to 9:00pm at Jackson’s Corner Eastside you can eat local food, support local school gardens! Here’s a great excuse to enjoy a delicious meal at Jackson’s Corner this summer. 10% of your purchase will be donated to The Environmental Center to facilitate MORE school gardens in Central Oregon. Info: http://envirocenter.org/schoolgardens

Be a Hero
You can be someone’s hero with a lifesaving donation of a pint of blood 9:00am to 2:00pm at State and County Offices Bend, 12:30pm to 6:00pm at Culver Christian Church, or blood platelets 10:30am to 5:00pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Three Sisters Lions Club Annual Yard Sale
Annual Yard Sale to benefit the Three Sisters Lions Club will begin on Thurs, July 19 and run through Sun, July 22 at 1pm. This sale will be HUGE as we have a semi-trailer full of items for sale by “reasonable donation”!!! The location is 341 Main St. in Sisters behind Sno Cap Drive In and next to the car wash. Thurs 7/19, Fri 7/20, Sat 7/21 from 9am-5pm. Sun 7/22 9am-1pm

PONDERosa: Nature Talks in the Trees
The Deschutes National Forest’s Cascade Lakes Welcome Station will be hosting an eight week speaker series, “PONDERosa: Nature Talks in the Trees” at 10 a.m. every Thursday through August 23. This week “Geology of Mt. Bachelor & Three Sisters,” presented by a Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests Geologist.

Friday July 20

Columbia Canal Wander
Join the Deschutes Land Trust, Daniele McKay, and Kelly Madden at 5:30pm for a tour of cultural and geologic history in Skyline Forest. First we’ll explore Bend’s early logging history at the site of a 1916 lumber mill and learn how to determine the age of tin cans. Then, we’ll examine ancient volcanic deposits recording thousands of years of explosive geologic history in the Cascades. Registration is required https://7-20-18-sf-columbia-canal.eventbrite.com/

Be a Hero
You can be someone’s hero with a lifesaving donation of a pint of blood 8:30am to 2:00pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 12:00pm to 5:00pm at LDS Prineville, or blood platelets 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Build Trail on the PCT
Join this pack-supported crew building a brand-new segment of PCT on an open, sunny hillside in the southern Mt Jefferson Wilderness. You’ll replace a half-mile segment of trail that’s badly eroded due to sub-optimal alignment in loose, post-wildfire soils. Constructing new trail means dirt digging, root chopping, brush clearing, and rock moving. There’s some artistry to it, and plenty of tangible satisfaction. An AmeriCorps crew of young adults makes up half the crew, and PCTA volunteers such as yourself make up the other half. Together we’ll make vast improvements to the trail near spectacular Three Fingered Jack. Event url: https://www.pcta.org/volunteer-project/minto-pass-3-build-new-trail/

Summer Preview Day
12:15pm to 3:10pm at OSU Cascades students considering study at the campus can meet with academic advisors, connect with staff, meet current students, get admission information and more. http://osucascades.edu/visit/open-house-programs

Saturday July 21

123 Andrés
10:30am at the Redmond Library, 123 Andrés is an all-ages family concert full of joyful sounds and high-energy singing and dancing in Spanish and English. Andrés Salguero is considered “a rock star for little language learners.” A native of Colombia, Andrés plays multiple instruments and received the Parent’s Choice Gold Award in 2016. The Boston Globe described his bilingual album as “joyous,” and said it “hopscotches around the Spanish-speaking world seamlessly switching from bachata and bolero to mariachi and vallenato.” Bring a blanket or chair for this outdoor concert. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Writers Writing – Procedural Poetry Workshop
Whether we call it procedural poetry, investigative poetry, or a poetics of inventory, poetry created through procedures, processes, or formulas, shape the contemporary poetry landscape. This workshop, 12:00pm at the Sisters Library, capitalizes on some of the most cutting-edge poetic techniques of today by looking back to exciting moments in the literary 20th century. Participants will learn how procedural poetry developed in American literary history and, in response, will craft their own procedural poetry around given constraints and prompts. Please register. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Children’s Book Presentation
This daytime event, noon at Herringbone Books, is all about children’s books! We’ll have Kai Strand and Marilee Crow here talking about their respective childen’s stories, as well as well-known local illustrator, K.C. Snyder. Info: https://herringbonebooks.indielite.org/

Discover Nature Day: Beautiful Butterflies
10:00am at The Environmental Center enjoy Beautiful Butterflies presented by Children’s Forest of Central Oregon. Butterflies are important pollinators with a fascinating life-cycle. Come learn about their stages of life, and some of the fascinating journeys of our beautiful butterfly friends. Ages 5-10! Free Info: http://www.childrensforestco.org/

Be a Hero
You can be someone’s hero with a lifesaving donation of a pint of blood platelets 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

5th Annual Sunriver Antique and Classic Car Show
10:00am to 2:00pm at the Village at Sunriver. If you are a lover of cars, or an antique/classic car owner, this is an event you do not want to miss. Whether you have a 1920’s Model T or a 1970’s Muscle Car, polish it up and come join the fun! Prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories.

CRUISE to the CENTER of OREGON Car Show
The Crook County Rodders Car Club, a non-profit organization based in Prineville, Oregon is host to the 13th Annual CRUISE to the CENTER of OREGON Car Show from 8:00am to 3:30pm at the beautiful Crook County Fairgrounds in Prineville. KIWANIS Pancake Breakfast starts at 7:30am. Prineville Elks Lodge will feature an incredible Raffle and Silent Auction to benefit the Elks Annual Christmas Food Basket program for families, Veterans and senior citizens during the holidays. Antique Tractors along with other attractions will provide added enjoyment. The Humane Society of the Ochocos will be set up with an Adoption Event and DJ Music provides toe-tapping tunes. For the kiddies, the favorite Crooked River Ranch Lions Club Choo-Choo train has FREE rides.

High Desert Garden Tour
The 25th Annual High Desert Garden is from 9:00 am to 3:30pm in Bend. This annual event presented by the OSU Extension Service and Central Oregon Chapter of OSU Master Gardeners™ is an educational and fun opportunity for gardeners to see a variety of garden styles and plant choices they can have in their own yards. It is a self-guided tour of six gardens with hundreds of participants where we staff OSU Master Gardeners™ at all locations to answer gardening questions throughout the day. Info: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes/announcements/2018-high-desert-garden-tour

Sunday July 22

Deschutes Democrats Meet the Candidates
The Deschutes Democrats would like to invite you to our Meet the Slate Summer BBQ from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Ponderosa Park Shelter. This event will have a suggested donation of $15 and will include dinner. The money we raise will go directly towards our Neighborhood Leader Program for this November. Meet these candidates: Dr. Nathan Boddie for State Representative, Eileen Kiely for the Oregon 53rd, Karen Rippberger (HD 55), Amy For Deschutes, James Cook for Deschutes, Sally Russell on Bend City Council, City Councilor Barb Campbell, Team Jamie McLeod-Skinner for Oregon (Jamie herself has a prior engagement – she’s in demand and planning way ahead!) This event will serve as our regular meeting for July and we will briefly cover official business.

American Solar Car Challenge 2018
Beginning on July 14, collegiate solar car teams will race more than 1,700 miles, following portions of the Oregon National Historic Trail and other trails starting in Nebraska and ending at the High Desert Museum. Watch the solar cars complete their historic journey, meet the teams behind the cars, explore the power of the sun and contrast stories from the past with the possibilities of the future. The solar cars are expected to arrive between 11:30 am and 4:00 pm, depending on traffic, weather and energy management decisions made by each team. Info: https://www.highdesertmuseum.org/

Geology Hike
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Derek Loeb at 10:00am for a geology hike at Aspen Hollow Preserve. We’ll start at the top of the canyon with views of the Three Sisters and learn about the volcanic forces that formed Central Oregon. Then, we’ll hike down into the canyon formed by Whychus Creek and check out some amazing columnar basalt cliffs that are also home to nesting golden eagles. Explore mixed pine and juniper forest and a meadow next to Whychus Creek while you learn about the geologic history of the Preserve and our region. Registration is required https://7-22-18-ahp-geology.eventbrite.com/

Be a Hero
You can be someone’s hero with a lifesaving donation of a pint of blood platelets 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

July 23 – 29, 2018

Monday July 23

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

Days of Play
Sponsored by the Bend Park and Recreation Foundation, Days of Play is at Hollygrape Park from 1:00pm to 3:30pm. Children in the community have the opportunity to participate in crafts, water play, field games, sports activities and much more. Come enjoy these great recreational activities at no cost. Info: https://www.bendparksandrec.org/activities/community-events/#days_of_play

Make Safe Flavored Oils and Vinegars
Enhance the flavors of your own meals or give a special gift from your kitchen, with flavored oils and vinegars. Master Food Preserver Carol Nelson will help you discover safe preparation, storage and uses of flavored oils and vinegars at a workshop on Wednesday, July 25, 9:00 to 11:30 AM at the OSU Extension Office in Redmond. There will also be a display of gift ideas using these products. The class is $15.00. Class size is limited. Call 541-548-6088 by Monday, July 23 to register.

You Are Needed
Blood supplies are low! Be someone’s hero, donate a pint of blood 11:00am to 5:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 1:00pm to 6:30pm at Sunriver Library, or blood platelets 11:00am to 5:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Tuesday July 24

Two-Necked Guitar Player Mark Kroos
Mark Kroos is one of the only people in the world touring with the two-necked guitar. His primarily instrumental style features open harmonies, polyphonic textures and incredible tapping technique, making him as entertaining to watch as it is to listen to his music. Noon at the Sisters and 6:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library his live performances burst with energy and magnetism not typical of solo guitar music. Drawing influence from folk, Celtic, indie and even punk, as well as great guitarists such as Michael Hedges, Tommy Emmanuel and Leo Kottke, Mark Kroos has developed his own edge to the acoustic guitar. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Open Computer Lab
Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Sisters Library and 1:30pm to 3:00pm at the Redmond Library it’s free and open to the public. Use a library laptop or bring your own. No registration required. 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 discuss “The Red Badge of Courage” by Stephen Crane. Everyone welcome. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Kids On-the-Move – La Pine
Bring your family to La Pine Park and Recreation District at 10:00am to get your kids moving, exploring, and learning healthy behaviors. OSU-Extension Nutrition Education Program, La Pine Parks and Recreation District, and the Children’s Forest of Central Oregon are teaming up for summer programming, targeted at 0-5 year olds and their families. Each week will have a different theme and activity, including preparing a healthy snack. Info: http://www.childrensforestco.org/

Suicide Prevention Training
Have you ever wondered what you can do to help prevent suicide? Participants who would like to be equipped with skills to help individuals that may be in need of some help and hope are invited to join one of two, free training sessions on July 26. QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) will be offered by Oregon State University Extension to interested adults and teens. QPR, an evidence-based training program, is intended to offer hope through positive action. Participants may pre-register for the 2:00 to 3:30 PM or 6:00 to 7:30 PM sessions at the OSU Extension/Deschutes County office at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required. Please contact OSU Extension at 541-548-6088 by July 24. QPR sessions are free.

Happy Hour in the Garden
Volunteer in the Kansas Avenue Learning Garden May – August, every Tuesday between 4-6 p.m., and we’ll reward you with beer and kombucha! Help maintain the garden through different seasonal tasks and projects. Family-friendly! Info: https://envirocenter.org/programs/schoolgardens/kansas-ave-garden/

You Are Needed
Blood supplies are low! Be someone’s hero, donate a pint of blood 1:00pm to 6:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 10:00am to 3:000pm at Kendall Toyota of Bend, or 10:00am to 3:00pm at Western Communications. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Wednesday July 25

Two-Necked Guitar Player Mark Kroos
Mark Kroos is one of the only people in the world touring with the two-necked guitar. His primarily instrumental style features open harmonies, polyphonic textures and incredible tapping technique, making him as entertaining to watch as it is to listen to his music. Noon at the Sunriver Library his live performance bursts with energy and magnetism not typical of solo guitar music. Drawing influence from folk, Celtic, indie and even punk, as well as great guitarists such as Michael Hedges, Tommy Emmanuel and Leo Kottke, Mark Kroos has developed his own edge to the acoustic guitar. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

“Stoke Your Woke”
“Stoke Your Woke” is a recently released interactive journal. It was written and designed by local creative change agents, Carol Delmonico and Casey Davis. 5:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library you will explore timely questions with thought provoking prompts, quotes, and images. You will connect with others through writing, listening, and sharing. The space created will allowing for everyone’s diverse perspectives to be heard with hospitality and equity. You’ll get a glimpse of what “Stoke Your Woke” has to offer you, and the world. We’ll end with a cheat sheet on how to join the movement to get woke! Books will be available for sale. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Sisters The Library Book Club
5:30pm at the Sisters Library you can share your favorite cookbook! Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Ales & Tails Adoption Day
The Humane Society of Central Oregon and Bend Brewing Co present Ales & Tails Adoption Day! Every other Wednesday from 4:00pm to 7:00pm throughout the Summer you can come meet adorable furry animals available for adoption including puppies, dogs, kittens and cats. The animals will be playing outside on our lawn waiting to meet their future families while you sip on a pint! Adopt, don’t shop! Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2003982926587787/

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 5:15 that evening to find out your exact appointment time. If you are not here by 5:15, your appointment will be forfeited. Registration for advance spots opens two weeks ahead of time at 10:00 a.m. Between two and four slots are open to drop-ins only each Wednesday evening. For drop-ins, lottery numbers are handed out starting at 5:00 p.m. with the sign up process starting at 5:15 p.m. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org

Summer Repair Cafe
Our Rethink Waste Project is organizing a Summer Repair Cafe at The Environmental Center from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Volunteers will be on hand to attempt to repair your broken items, for FREE! Items to bring include: Clothes, outdoor gear, electronics and small appliances, jewelry, small furniture and household goods. You may bring multiple items, but only one item will be repaired at a time. For more information on what a repair cafe is, check our the Rethink Waste Project webpage: Dare To Repair.

You Are Needed
Blood supplies are low! Be someone’s hero, donate a pint of blood 11:00am to 4:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 9:30am to 3:00pm at Awbrey Dental, 8:30am to 1:30pm at St. Charles Medical Center Bend or blood platelets 11:00am to 5:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Let’s Picnic
Pack a picnic and gather with friends and family for a delightful evening of live music, games and art activities at Rockridge Park! To top it all off, we’ll even bring the ice cream treats! Bring a blanket and/or chairs. (Please, no glass or alcohol). Learn more. https://www.bendparksandrec.org/events/

Bingo for Bend Spay & Neuter Project
Every Wednesday! 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Astro Lounge it’s Bingo for Bend Spay and Neuter Project. Winners take home half the pot, the rest goes to Bend Spay and Neuter Project! Info: https://www.facebook.com/BendSnip/

Oregon High Desert Classics II
The 29th Annual Oregon High Desert Classics, the annual fundraiser for all J Bar J Youth Services Programs is an “A” rated hunter/jumper competition with Olympic level riders that you won’t want to miss! Entry to the competitions and grounds are free daily or join us for one of our many events Wednesday through Sunday. Join us each Saturday night for the Grand Prix Dinner, a delicious meal and front row seats for the Grand Prix to watch the best riders compete for a $25,000 purse. Tickets required. For tickets please contact Zoe Gilbert of J Bar J Youth Services at 541.389-1409 or visit our website at www.oregonhighdesertclassics.org.

Graduate Programs Open House
5:00pm to 7:00pm at OSU Cascades the counseling, creative writing and teaching graduate programs will be represented at this event where students can learn more about application requirements, curricula and financial aid. http://osucascades.edu/graduate-programs-open-house

Thursday July 26

Open 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/

Tiny Explorers: Nature Paints
Join us for our spring Tiny Explorers series in Bend, from 10-11am at Farewell Bend Park. 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. Each week has a different theme and we’ll explore the outdoors, incorporating activities as we go. Parents will also learn safety tips for bringing little ones outdoors and more ideas for getting your family outside. Families with newborns to 3 year olds are welcome, and older siblings are invited to attend. Activities will encourage exploration of the natural world, connecting with our senses, and play. The activities can be adapted for your child’s age and development, and we’ll provide a space for families to network with each other. Info: http://www.childrensforestco.org/

Bow Wow Bingo
Every Thursday at 6:30pm it’s fun, great food, brew, and a chance to WIN! Meet at Seventh Street Brew House at 855 SW 7th St. in Redmond; get there early ‘cuz we fill up fast! The dogs and cats at BrightSide appreciate your support! Info: https://www.facebook.com/pg/brightsideanimals/events/?ref=page_internal

PONDERosa: Nature Talks in the Trees
The Deschutes National Forest’s Cascade Lakes Welcome Station will be hosting an eight week speaker series, “PONDERosa: Nature Talks in the Trees” at 10 a.m. every Thursday through August 23. This week “A Peculiar River: The Deschutes River & Deschutes National Forest Hydrology” by a Deschutes National Forest Hydrologist.

You Are Needed
Blood supplies are low! Be someone’s hero, donate a pint of blood 12:00pm to 6:00pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 8:30am to 12:30pm at Pacific Source Community Solutions Bend, or blood platelets 10:30am to 5:00pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Pilot Butte Sunset Walk
Join a free, guided walk and discussion with Ranger Garretson and other guest speakers. Learn about the geologic forces behind the formations of our iconic Cascade Mountains. Meet at the trail head kiosk at the east side parking area. Summit parking is very limited so people need to park at the base parking lot. Participants unable to hike to the top may drive and meet the group at the summit at approximately 7:30pm. Sunset Walks take place most Thursdays. Call 541.388.6055 for more info.

Oregon Public Records Advocate Meeting
6:30pm at Crooked River Ranch – Juniper Room meet with Ginger McCall, Public Records Advocatte, and learn about public records laws, what you can ask for, how to request a record and about rights to appeal. Info: 503-256-1656

Friday July 27

Balloons Over Bend
Witness hot air balloons float across the backdrop of a breathtaking Central Oregon sunrise for a larger than life spectacle the whole family will remember. Big Country RV Balloons Over Bend is a fun-filled weekend that not only offers opportunities to witness awe-inspiring hot air balloons at our Night Glow event and morning launches, but also fun and games at the Children’s Festival benefiting Saving Grace on Saturday, July 28th at the Deschutes Historical Museum in Bend, Ore. On Saturday from 10am-4pm, Central Oregon businesses will offer an array of children’s activities, such as bounce houses, face painting, the Balloons Blast Kids Race and more. Info: http://balloonsoverbend.com/

Bend Elks Bark in the Park
Load-up your dog and head to Vince Genna Stadium for the Bend Elks Bark in the Park. This special game allows you to sit in the bleachers with your canine best friend. Bark in the Park is a benefit for the Humane Society of Central Oregon. The Humane Society of Central Oregon will be showcasing animals available for adoption. A portion of the general admission tickets will help the thousands of lost, neglected, and abandoned animals that HSCO cares for each year. Bark in the Park tickets are available at the gate. Celebrate the dog days of summer by enjoying the game with your canine companion against the Portland Pickles at 6:35pm. Dogs must be on leash and friendly to other dogs and people. For more information visit hsco.org or call 541.382.2537.

Art in the West
The High Desert Museum will unveil an extraordinary collection of work by artists from across the West on July 27 in its annual Art in the West exhibition and silent auction. This year’s juried, invitation-only exhibition features 76 works by 46 artists. The exhibition and silent auction opens with a reception from 6:00 ­– 8:00 pm. The free event offers the public a first viewing of the exhibition as well as the chance to mingle with a number of the artists. Silent bidding will begin that evening, and there is also the opportunity to purchase artwork outright. The bidding culminates on August 25 at the 29th annual High Desert Rendezvous, the Museum’s signature fundraising gala. Info: https://www.highdesertmuseum.org/art-west-exhibit/

Women’s Intro To Backpacking
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Monica Rimai for an introduction to backpacking workshop, 9:00am, at the Metolius Preserve. Learn the basics of backpacking with Monica, an alum of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). She’ll help you figure out what to wear and bring (without spending lots of money), how to pack your pack and set up your tent, and how to choose your route and hike lightly on the land. We’ll use the Preserve’s ponderosa forests as a training ground to practice your skills so you can feel confident when you head out on your trip. Registration is required https://www.deschuteslandtrust.org/7-27-18-mp-backpacking.eventbrite.com

You Are Needed
Blood supplies are low! Be someone’s hero, donate a pint of blood 8:30am to 2:00pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 1:30pm to 4:30pm at RAPRD, 8:00am to 11:00am at Eagle Crest Resort, or blood platelets 8:30am to 2:00pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Oregon High Desert Classics II
The 29th Annual Oregon High Desert Classics, the annual fundraiser for all J Bar J Youth Services Programs is an “A” rated hunter/jumper competition with Olympic level riders that you won’t want to miss! Entry to the competitions and grounds are free daily or join us for one of our many events through Sunday. Join us Saturday night for the Grand Prix Dinner, a delicious meal and front row seats for the Grand Prix to watch the best riders compete for a $25,000 purse. Tickets required. For tickets please contact Zoe Gilbert of J Bar J Youth Services at 541.389-1409 or visit our website at www.oregonhighdesertclassics.org.

Saturday July 28

Hike with the Eds
Join Eddie Kula and Ed Weiser this summer to explore the Deschutes River, from the urban corridor to its headwaters in the Cascade Mountains. This Broken Top hike has a lot to offer: a beautiful lake and meadow, forest paths, mountain streams, and stunning views. We will take some time exploring the century-old “ditch” that funnels water to one of central Oregon’s irrigation districts. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/coalition-for-the-deschutes-9863078619

Here Comes Everybody: Songs from Shakespeare
What happens when Shakespeare’s words meets piano rock? Play: Songs from Shakespeare is a release that combines words from Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo & Juliet and puts them to sophisticated songwriting of piano rock that only Here Comes Everybody can deliver. Performances at noon at the East Bend Library and 3:00pm at the Redmond Library. Here Comes Everybody was conceived by founding members Michael Jarmer and René Ormae-Jarmer in 1986 and has been rocking the greater Portland and the Northwest ever since. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

22nd Annual Deschutes River Cleanup
The Deschutes River Clean-Up is a special day for watershed stewards of all ages to give back to the river. The Upper Deschutes Watershed Council coordinates the Deschutes River Clean-Up each year to engage business partners, river users, and community members in hands-on stewardship activities on the Deschutes River. Recreation use of the river has increased dramatically over the past few years and, unfortunately, so too has the amount of debris that ends up in the river. Volunteers will meet at Riverbend Park at 10:00 am for coffee, pastries and instructions. River clean-up activities will take place in the Deschutes River and along its riparian areas between Slough Campground and Drake Park. Bring your paddleboard, kayak, or canoe to help Central Oregon Diving divers pull garbage out of the river, or help us pull invasive weeds and remove litter from the stream banks.
Sign up to volunteer! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/deschutes-river-cleanup-tickets-46578475474?ref=elink

You Are Needed
Blood supplies are low! Be someone’s hero, donate a pint of blood platelets 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Swine & Spirits BBQ Festival
Featuring 20 BBQ teams from across the Pacific Northwest competing for $8,500 in cash and prizes as well as 20 of the best distillers serving spirit samples and specialty cocktails. The general public can try samples of the best BBQ in the Northwest from noon to 6:00pm at American Legion Park in Redmond. Don’t miss the Chicken Wing Challenge on Saturday, and pork, chicken and brisket challenges Sunday! This year Big Moe Cason of BBQ Pitmasters fame will be joining us! Moe will be smokin’ up meat all weekend. Come meet Moe and sample from a barbecue legend. The Spirits tasting package is $20 in advance ($25 at the door) and includes 5 BBQ tickets and 10 spirits tickets. Spirits samples are .5 oz. Additional tickets may be purchased for $1 each. Find schedule here: http://www.oregonbbq.com

Bacon, Brew & Balloons Festival
For the first time we are merging the Chamber’s Annual Bacon and Brew Festival with Balloons over Bend to bring the Night Glow to Redmond! This event, 5:00pm to 10:00pm at Sam Johnson Park, will feature a few of Central Oregon’s favorite food trucks, breweries, live music and all the bacon your heart desires! At sundown, witness the picturesque hot air balloons as they illuminate the canyon. This will be an event to remember so bring the kids for a day at the park while you enjoy the festivities! Tickets: http://www.bendticket.com/events/55163258/us-bank-s-bacon-brew-balloons-festival

Bird of Prey Program
Live bird of prey! Stop by Pilot Butte eastside lawn area and learn fascinating facts about a bird of prey of central Oregon. You will gain hands-on experience with skulls, talons, wings and owl pellets. Free to the public, starting at 3:00pm, program begins at 4:00pm. Birds of Prey program presented by Sunriver Nature Center and Oregon State Parks. Phone: (541) 388-6055

Sunday July 29

Lava Cast Forest Hike
Every Sunday join an Interpretive Ranger and learn how Lava Cast Forest received its name and more. When you arrive for the 10:00 AM tour, just meet the Rangers at the Lava Cast Forest Kiosk. Meet new people, learn, and have fun in this unique Central Oregon forest! Info: www.discoveryourforest.org

Patio Talk at Newberry National Volcanic Monument
At Lava Lands Visitor Center at 11:00am and 1:30pm learn about the wonder that is Newberry National Volcanic Monument. Amazing Volunteer Interpretive Rangers share information on how the Newberry Volcano was formed, the history of the Monument, Geology highlights, and fascinating details about the cultural history of this area. We hope you will join them on a journey through time and lava flow! Info: www.discoveryourforest.org/

Mt. Bachelor Patio Talk
Head out to Mt. Bachelor this summer for some FREE summer fun! Patio Talks with a Forest Service Ranger at Pine Marten Lodge at 11:45am and 1:30pm daily is in full swing! Learn about volcanoes, geology, ecology and the cultural history of our region at the top of one of Bend’s premier destinations. Info: www.discoveryourforest.org/

You Are Needed
Blood supplies are low! Be someone’s hero, donate a pint of blood platelets 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

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