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

 

 

January 15 – 21, 2018

Monday January 15

MLK Day of Service
On the 9th Annual Central Oregon Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service volunteers across Central Oregon – and the country – will paint walls, clean buildings, mentor children, serve meals, create Valentine cards for hospitalized veterans, and provide a number of other services for their communities in one tremendous day of giving back. Info: http://www.volunteercentraloregon.org/

Snowshoe With a Ranger
Go on a snowshoe tour with a ranger at 10:00am or 1:30pm at Mt. Bachelor. All interpretive programs focus on the ecology, geology and wildlife of the Cascades. Info: http://discoveryourforest.org

Be a Hero
You can be someone’s hero by donating blood or platelets 11:00am to 5:30pm at the Bend Blood Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Principals of Healty Diets
6:30pm at Central Oregon Locavore Sally Fallon Morell will explain the principles of healthy traditional diets, based on the pioneering work of Dr. Weston A. Price. Snacks will be provided by The Root Cellar. Learn about the need for animal fats, organ meats, fermented foods, bone broth, and properly prepared grains. Info: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eexqh48uf57a5e5d&llr=htntlqdab

Tuesday January 16

Be a Hero
You can be someone’s hero by donating blood 12:30pm 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. No registration required. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Introduction to Finding Grants
Introduction to Finding Grants, 10:30am at the Redmond Library, will provide an overview of the funding research process for nonprofits seeking grants from foundations, corporations, and grantmaking public charities. Participants will learn tips on how best to identify funding sources for nonprofit organizations, highlighting the electronic and print resources available for free at Deschutes Public Library. This workshop will include a demonstration of Foundation Directory Online, Foundation Center’s premiere searchable database that provides information on more than 140,000 grantmakers and over 5 million grant records. Registration is limited and registration is recommended. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Library Book Club
At the East Bend Library Book Club feed your mind at this monthly lunch-hour book club. Discuss “Stiff: The curious lives of human cadavers” by Mary Roach. All are welcome to attend. Free and open to the public. Info: https://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: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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

Bend Genealogical Society
10:00am to noon at Willamson Hall at Rock Arbor Villa the Bend Genealogical Society will have everyone share his or her favorite genealogical resources, tips and tricks. At the end of the morning, we will have all learned something new from each other! Info: http://www.orgenweb.org/deschutes/bend-gs/

Pizza For Kids’ Sake
Bend Pizza Kitchen is donating all dine-in pizza sales to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon! Support National Mentoring Month and the youth of Central Oregon while eating delicious BPK pizza! Info: 541-312-6047

Bend to Belluno: a “Speck-tacular” Journey
7:00pm at The Wine Shop and Tasting Bar Chef Wayne Yeatman and students Shannon Hodgen and Devan Thomas of the Cascade Culinary Institute share stories, photos and recipes from their 2017 culinary exchange in Italy. Sponsored by the Bend Belluno Sister City Association. Free. 21+. Info: 541 389 2884

Notes From The Field: Campfire Edition
2018 High Desert Speaker Series kick-off! 7:00pm at 10 Barrel Brewing Co. Pub ONDA’s stewardship staff shares stories about the people, places and impact of restoration projects across Oregon’s high desert. Learn more about the community that is built through these trips to Oregon’s most stunning wild lands. Free. Registration required. Info: 541-330-2638

Redmond Mothers of Preschoolers
Redmond Mothers of Preschoolers is a great place to make new friends, get encouragement, and know that you’re not alone in this wonderful journey of motherhood! Our free meetings, the third Tuesday of every month from 9:00am to 11:00am at Community Presbyterian Church, consist of short inspirational videos, fun crafts/activities, exciting speakers and time for connection. Info: 541-548-3367

Art in Public Places
The Redmond Committee for Art in Public Places will hold a public meeting at 4:30pm at Redmond City Hall. They will discuss goals for 2018, the Kaye Eberhard Memorial Sculpture and the Evergreen Mascot Sculpture.

 

Wednesday January 17

Be a Hero
You can be someone’s hero by donating blood 11:00am to 5:00pm at the Bend Blood Donation Center, 1:00pm to 6:00pm at Terrebonne Fire and Rescue, 12:00pm to 6:00pm at Madras United Methodist Church, or platelets 11:00am to 5:30pm at the Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

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

Buyer’s Guide to Business & Franchise Ownership
Are you ready to start a business? Buy an existing business? What about franchising? Is it right for you? 6:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library learn this and more from Emily Anderson of FranNet. Find out about the advantages and disadvantages of these three entrepreneurial options along with the risks and rewards of being your own boss. The session is free, but registration required. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Bingo
Astro Lounge is hosting Bingo for the Bend Spay and Neuter Project every Wednesday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Winners of each round get half of the pot, the other half goes to the Bend Spay and Neuter Project! $1/bingo card. Info: 541-388-0116

Cascades Academy Open House
Cascades Academy invites you and your family to get to know ours. Visit our classrooms from 4:30pm to 6:00pm and meet our amazing teachers and learn about our challenging academic and experiential program. Free. Info: 541-382-0699

Keeping it Local in Three Sisters Wilderness
Our local wilderness areas offer fantastic backcountry skiing right out our back door! Join Oregon Wild 5:30pm at Broken Top Bottle Shop to learn what the Three Sisters Wilderness has to offer. Enjoy a presentation of inspiring imagery and stories from local backcountry skier and avalanche instructor Lindsey Clark. Bring your questions and appetite for adventure! Free. Info: 541-382-2616

Central Oregon Homebrewers Organization
The Central Oregon Homebrewers Organization is a fun group of people, dedicated to improving our craft. The third Wednesday of every month from 6:30pm to 9:00pm at Aspen Ridge Retirement enjoy educational sessions, group brewing, competitions, and other beer-related events. Free. Info: www.cohomebrewers.org

Thursday January 18

Protests: Catalysts for Change
From Stonewall to the Women’s March, Noon at the Downtown Bend Library hear about the protests that have led to change as Community Librarian Nate Pedersen explores protests that have shaped our history. Nate is a librarian, historian, and writer. He is the co-author of the recently published Quackery: The Worst Ways to Cure Everything and lectures frequently on historical topics around the state. Info: www.deschuteslibrary.org

Fall of a High School Ronin
Through Saturday at 7:00pm Summit High School Theatre Department​ ​presents Begets: Fall of a High School Ronin, a high-action, “geek theatre” comedy mixing comic books, feudal Japan and a modern high school into a quirky, fun-filled show. Info: http://www.summittheatrecompany.com/current-season

Be a Hero
You can be someone’s hero by donating blood 12:30pm to 6:30pm at the Bend Blood Donation Center, 11:00am to 4:00pm at St. Charles Medical Center Bend, 12:00pm to 6:00pm LDS Mtn. View, or platelets 10:30am to 5:00pm at the Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Library Book Club
Noon at the La Pine Library join others for a discussion of The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. He is one of the extraordinary Author! Author! literary season novelists. Info: www.deschuteslibrary.org

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

Tai Chi
A free Tai Chi for health class open to the Bend community 8:30am at Trinity Episcopal Church. Focusing on gentle movement, balance and coordination. This ongoing class teaches alignment, standing relaxation and mental awareness progressing into the greater depth of internal energy and movement. For more info, call 541-548-1086

Green Drinks: Climate Solutions for Future POW Days
Join Protect Our Winters, Renew Oregon, The Environmental Center, local businesses and athletes for a happy hour panel discussion 6:00pm to 8:00pm at 10 Barrel Brewing Co. Pub. Learn how passionate outdoor enthusiasts can help Oregon put a price on carbon pollution and invest in clean energy jobs. Come for the beer, stay for the future of pow! Free. Info: 541-385-6908

Marijuana Anonymous Meeting
Know you need to quit, but can’t? Help is here 7:00pm at Serenity Lane. Share experience, strength, and hope with each other. Free. Info: 503-567-9892

Birders’ Night
Join East Cascades Audubon Society every third Thursday of the month at the Environmental Center. Social gathering time is from 6:30pm until 7:00pm. The Golden Eagle Camera on Whychus Creek with Jim Hammond begins at 7:00pm. ECAS members can be justifiably proud of sponsoring the only nest camera in the world providing on-line live viewing of nesting, raising and fledging of Golden Eagles in the wild. Jim will review the history of the nest and the observation facility since the first on-line camera started operating about 8 years ago. Info: http://www.ecaudubon.org/birders-night

Friday January 19

Civil Rights and LGBTQ Writers
Noon at the Sisters Library COCC English professor Chris Rubio highlights key LGBTQ writers and their impact on the civil rights movements and literature. Writers have played an important role in advancing the civil rights of the LGBTQ community. Learn about some of the key LGBTQ writers and their notable works as we continue our discussion of civil rights. Info: www.deschuteslibrary.org

Be a Hero
You can be someone’s hero by donating blood 8:30am to 2:00pm at the Bend Blood Donation Center, 11:00am to 5:00pm at Prineville First Baptist Church, 12:00pm to 6:00pm at Cascade Bible Church La Pine, or platelets 11:00am to 5:30pm at the Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Alyson Belcher: Ice Portals
Photographer Alyson Belcher recorded the freeze and thaw of ice formations during Bend’s unusually cold winter in 2017. Belcher’s studies read as abstract landscapes and create a confusing space that is fragile and fleeting. View them 10:00am to 7:00pm at the Bend Art Center. Free. Info: 541-330-8759

Community Healing Flow
Community Healing Flow is a gentle flow class by donation with all proceeds benefiting the Humane Society of Central Oregon. 5:00pm at Bend Community Healing. Info: 541-322-9642

Saturday January 20

Sports and Protest
1:00pm at the East Bend Library COCC history professor Murray Godfrey discusses the relationship between sports, protest and civil rights in American history. Sports have often reflected society’s tensions and movements, reflecting both the conflicts present in the country, but also its triumphs. In many instances, athletes have been on the forefront of societal change, pressing society to change with them. Info: www.deschuteslibrary.org

Ski and Snowshoe With a Ranger
Go on a snowshoe tour with a ranger Saturday or Sunday at 10:00am or 1:30pm at Mt. Bachelor. Ski or Snowboard with a Ranger at 2:00pm. All interpretive programs focus on the ecology, geology and wildlife of the Cascades. Info: http://discoveryourforest.org

Be a Hero
You can be someone’s hero by donating platelets 7:00am to 1:30pm at the Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Friends of the Bend Libraries Winter Book Sale
The Friends of the Bend Libraries Winter Book Sale is from 11:00am to 4:00pm at the Library Administration Basement. Info: www.deschuteslibrary.org

Defying Expectations: Bringing the Funny to Fiction
1:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library learn to bring the funny to your work. At its core, comedy is an art of defying expectations, and all writers, whether you’re interested in writing comedy or not, benefit from defying expectations. This course will deconstruct funny scenes and passages in recent fiction and use these examples as guides to help you bring the funny to your work and defy the expectations of your readers. Registration requested: www.deschuteslibrary.org

Music in Public Places
A string quartet and two French Horns make beautiful music together, 2:00pm at the Redmond Library. Central Oregon Symphony musicians will be playing Beethoven “Sextet Op. 81b for 2 French horns and String Quartet”. The string quartet will also play works by Gerswhin, Schumann, and Shostakovich. 2:00pm at the Sisters Library a Big, bold, brass ensemble performs. Get ready for some toe tapping! Members of the Central Oregon Symphony brass section will perform works in various genres of music including marches, classical, baroque and ragtime. Info: www.deschuteslibrary.org

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous meeting
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience and mutual support, are recovering from the disease of food addiction. 9:00am to 10:30am at Bend Church of the Nazarene. Based on the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Free. Info: 831-435-0680

Steve Scott Author Event
6:00pm at Herringbone Books local author Steve Scott will present his recent book about his experiences in the great outdoors, his many animal rescues and fire fighting dangers, as well as his many encounters with people from different walks of life, plus his childhood escapades told with humor, that everyone can relate to. Free. Info: www.herringbonebooks.com

VegNet Potluck
The third Saturday of every month at 6:00pm at The Environmental Center join central Oregon’s veg community at our monthly vegan potlucks! Socialize and learn about upcoming events. Please join our Facebook group “VegNet Bend Group” and Meetup group “VegNet Bend.” Donation. Info: 541-385-6908

Sunday January 21

Jr. Snow Ranger
From 1:00pm to 3:00pm families can attend the Junior Snow Ranger event at Mt. Bachelor West Village. Activities include snowshoeing, winter safety, exploring snowflakes, wildlife tracking, winter ecology, and the joy of winter fun. The program mission is to inspire youth to embrace a life-long relationship with the winter environment, and to become stewards of the land. It is a family program and adults are encouraged to play with their kids. You can stay for an hour or for the entire time. To register or for more information please call Karen Gentry at 541-383-4771 or karen.gentry@discovernw.org

Be a Hero
You can be someone’s hero by donating platelets 7:00am to 1:30pm at the Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Know Volunteering: A Volunteer Expo
Looking for a way to serve your community? Noon to 3:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library visit with community organizations looking for civic-minded individuals who want to make a positive impact. Info: www.deschuteslibrary.org

Friends of the Bend Libraries Winter Book Sale
The Friends of the Bend Libraries Winter Book Sale is from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Library Administration Basement. You can fill a grocery bag for only $3.00. Info: www.deschuteslibrary.org

January 22 – 28, 2018

Monday January 22

Film Screening: Milk
5:30pm at Tin Pan Theater “Milk” starring Sean Penn and Josh Brolin is a film based on the life of a gay rights activist and politician. He was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Admission is free, but seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Snacks and beverages available for sale. Info: www.deschuteslibrary.org

Be a Hero
Be someone’s hero! Give blood the gift of life 11:00am to 5:30pm at the Bend Blood Donation Center, 12:00pm to 5:00pm at Grange 812, or 1:15pm to 6:15pm at High Lakes Christian Church. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Central Oregon Labor Council
The monthly meeting of the Central Oregon Labor Council, a coalition of labor, worker’s rights and community groups is at 5:30pm at the Social Justice Center. Community and faith groups welcome. Info: www.oraflcio.org/central-labor-chapters

Alyson Belcher: Ice Portals
10:00am to 7:00pm at Bend Art Center experience images by Photographer Alyson Belcher. She recorded the freeze and thaw of ice formations during Bend’s unusually cold winter in 2017. Belcher’s studies read as abstract landscapes and create a confusing space that is fragile and fleeting. Free. Info: 541-330-8759

Audition for “Disaster! The Musical”
7:00pm Monday and Tuesday at 2nd Street Theater you can audition for 11 roles plus ensemble, ages 10-70! Earthquakes, tidal waves, infernos and the unforgettable songs of the ’70s take center stage in Broadway’s side-splitting homage to classic disaster films. Directed by Dennis Giacino and Fiely Matias. Info: www.2ndstreettheater.com/

Tuesday January 23

Race, Gender, and the Right to Vote
In 1868, the 14th Amendment extended the right to vote to African American men—to the exclusion of all women. 6:00pm at the Redmond Library explore what was at stake with the right to vote, how the 14th Amendment affected the suffrage movement, and the role of race and gender in American politics today. Presented by local historian Michelle Seiler Godfrey. Info: www.deschuteslibrary.org

Be a Hero
Be someone’s hero! Give blood the gift of life 1:30pm to 6:30pm at the Bend Blood Donation Center, or 9:00am to 2:00pm at La Pine High School. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Open Computer Lab
Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! 10:00am to noon 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/

Coding Camp: Build a Webpage l
In Coding Camp you can play with the web programming languages html and css in a low stress, friendly environment. 2:30pm at the Downtown Bend Library you can learn more about your computer and how it works and build your confidence. This two-part workshop is intended for beginners and will follow RailsBridge curriculum. Registration requested. 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. Registration recommended. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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

The Classics Book Club
6:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library join the The Classics Book Club. Discuss The Hero of a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell. Everyone welcome. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Dances of Universal Peace
7:00pm to 8:30pm the fourth Tuesday of every month at Unitarian Universalist Fellowhip, Dances of Universal Peace celebrate ancient spiritual wisdom through song and dance. Each dance is fully taught and beginners are welcome! Donation. Info: 541-306-0203

Taste of the Town – COCC
Don’t miss one of Bend’s most popular annual events, 5:30pm at COCC Mazama Gym. Taste of the Town showcases culinary specialties from some of Bend’s best restaurants and the ever popular High Street Band! Your admission gets you unlimited bite size samples of food, no-host bar, dancing and a whole lot of fun, not to mention the opportunity to change a life by giving to scholarships. Please visit www.thetasteofthetown.org

Project Management Information Meeting
Project management skills are in growing demand and are often required in many different occupations and industries. Attend this free information session, 5:30pm at COCC Chandler Lab, to learn about these skills and if you might benefit from certification. Registration is recommended. Info: https://www.enrole.com/cocc/jsp/session.jsp?sessionId=WI18PMPINFO.1&courseId=PMPINFO&categoryId=10219

Wednesday January 24

Bend Area Habitat
Bend Area Habitat is Holding a Housing Information Session for Homeownership in Bend, 6:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library. Families and individuals interested in applying for the Partnership Program toward Homeownership are encouraged to attend. The Session is free to attend but guests are encouraged to RSVP. Info: https://bendhabitat.org/homeownership/information-sessions/

Be a Hero
Be someone’s hero! Give platelets the gift of life 11:00am to 5:30pm at the Bend Platelet Donation Center, or blood 11:00am to 4:00pm at the Bend Blood Donation Center, or 8:15am to 2:15pm at Madras High School. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Lawyer in the Library
Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers from 5:15pm to 7:15pm at the Downtown Bend Library. Sign up online for one of six guaranteed spots. Registration for advance spots opens two weeks ahead of time at 10:00am. Between two and four slots are open to drop-ins only. Info: 541-617-7092

Library Book Club
5:30pm at the Sisters Library Book Club enjoy intriguing titles with a fun group. This month Discuss The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Snowshoeing in Central Oregon
Join Oregon Wild 5:30pm to 7:00pm at Broken Top Bottle Shop to learn how and where to snowshoe in central Oregon. They will have tips and suggestions regarding everything from safety to gear to picking the most scenic trails. We’ll include some “Snowshoeing 101” for those new to the activity as well as some tips on locations that would be applicable to all ability levels. Info: https://btbsbend.com

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

Meal of the Year – COCC Foundation
Meal of the Year, 5:30pm at COCC Foundation, is a black tie affair that supports the dreams and aspirations of COCC students by raising funds for scholarships that will open doors once closed and change the students’ lives forever. Guests of this gala evening are treated to a four course meal, skillfully created and presented by Cascade Culinary Institute. For more information visit www.themealoftheyear.org

Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts. This program, 1:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library, provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more. To register, please call 1-800-272-3900

The Forests of Central Oregon
See images and artifacts from the days of Bend’s logging past, from the lumber days of small mills to the lumber barons of the Brooks-Scanlon and Shevlin-Hixon mills to the first days of the United States Forest Service. 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Deschutes County Historical Museum. Admission: $5; youth 13-17, $2; younger, free. Info: https://www.deschuteshistory.org

Thursday January 25

Fundraiser for Bright side Animals Center
5:30pm to 8:30pm at Juniper Golf Course you can support Brightside Animal Center and create your own work of art. Join them at the Traveling Canvas Parties Paint Night. Info: 541-390-6254 volunteer@brightsideanimals.org

Bend Comedy
Laugh your cares away with one of America’s most talented headliners. Bend Comedy returns to the Double J Saloon to present another great free standup comedy show! 21+ Info: 541-801-3000 admin@bendcomedy.com

Reducing the Impacts of Wind Energy on Wildlife
Wind energy development aids in the achievement of renewable energy goals and supports our future economic and environmental security. 6:00pm at the High Desert Museum, Dr. Roberto Albertani, Boeing professor of mechanical engineering at Oregon State University, will address engineering methods that provide automatic eagle detection and deterrence without affecting wind turbine operations, thus making wind energy more wildlife friendly. $3.00 members, $7.00 non-members Info: https://www.highdesertmuseum.org

Be a Hero
Be someone’s hero! Give blood the gift of life 12:30pm to 6:30pm at the Bend Blood Donation Center, 1:00pm to 6:00pm at Sunriver Library, 10:00am to 3:30pm at COCC Madras, or platelets 10:30am to 5:00pm at the Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

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

Human Trafficking
The public is invited to hear Paulina Machi, Case Manager for Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking/Cascade Youth & Family Center/J Bar J Youth Services, speak. Her presentation at the monthly Soroptimist of Bend program meeting, Noon at the Deschutes Historical Museum, will cover current US statistics, resources available for victims in Central Oregon and some local survivor’s journeys to restoring their lives. The program is free and parking is available. Info: 541-389-8940 or www.sibend.org

Socrates Cafe Group
The Second and Fourth Thursday of every month from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe it’s the Socrates Cafe Group. People from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the Socratic Method. Open to all comers. Free. Info: 541-749-2010

Improv Jam
The last Thursday of every month from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at Bend”s Community Center join improvisors of all levels for a fun, informal jam in an educational setting. Have experience and some games to share? Never played but curious about improv? No experience necessary. Free. Info: 541-771-3189

Crafters Co-op
12:30pm bring your craft supplies and craft project to the Bend Senior Center. Join other crafters and enjoy the afternoon crafting away! Info: www.bendparksandrec.org/senior_center

 

Friday January 26

Finding Community at the Gay Rodeo
Noon at the Downtown Bend Library meet the director and main subject of Queens and Cowboys: A Straight Year on the Gay Rodeo. The documentary chronicles a complete season of the International Gay Rodeo Association (IGRA). Roping and riding across North America, the IGRA’s cowboys and cowgirls brave challenges both in and out of the arena on their quest to qualify for the World Finals at the end of the season. Along the way, they’ll bust every stereotype in the book. Info: www.deschuteslibrary.org

Be a Hero
Be someone’s hero! Give blood the gift of life 8:30am to 2:00pm at the Bend Blood Donation Center, 12:00pm to 5:30pm at Eastmont Church, 1:00pm to 6:00pm at VFW 4108 Redmond, or platelets 7:00am to 1:30pm at the Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Magazine and Video Downloads
2:00pm to 3:30pm at the Redmond Library learn how to use RBDigital, Flipster, and Hoopla to access digital magazines, movies and tv shows from the library. Participants should bring their device along with their DPL barcode number and PIN. Info: www.deschuteslibrary.org

Artist Reception and Art Stroll
4:00pm to 7:00pm stroll though 20 art galleries in downtown Sisters with your friends and enter to win at each gallery for the “Quick Draw,” with a $100 gift certificate prize to a local entity. Free. Then enjoy light hors d’oeuvres at the Artist Reception, 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Sisters Library. There the People’s Choice Award will be announced. Info: www.deschuteslibrary.org

Community Healing Flow
Community Healing Flow, 5:00pm at Bend Community Healing, is a gentle flow class by donation with all proceeds benefiting the Humane Society of Central Oregon. Info: 541-322-9642

Saturday January 27

Finding Community at the Gay Rodeo
Noon at the Redmond Library meet the director and main subject of Queens and Cowboys: A Straight Year on the Gay Rodeo. The documentary chronicles a complete season of the International Gay Rodeo Association (IGRA). Roping and riding across North America, the IGRA’s cowboys and cowgirls brave challenges both in and out of the arena on their quest to qualify for the World Finals at the end of the season. Along the way, they’ll bust every stereotype in the book. Info: www.deschuteslibrary.org

Author! Author! Mary Roach
7:00pm at Bend High School hear Mary Roach, the author of seven books, including Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War and Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void. Her writing has appeared in numerous magazines, including Outside, Wired, National Geographic, and the New York Times Magazine. Her article “How to Win at Germ Warfare” was a National Magazine Award finalist, and her book Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers made numerous “Best of” lists. Info: www.deschuteslibrary.org

High Desert Museum Free Day
It’s Free Day at the High Desert Museum! You can experience all the wonders of the museum from 10:00am to 4:00pm at no charge thanks to MidOregon Credit Union. Info: https://www.highdesertmuseum.org

Snowshoe With a Ranger
Discover Your Forest presents a naturalist-led snowshoe tour at Mt. Bachelor. Meet at the US Forest Service snowshoe Hut near Mt. Bachelor’s West Village Mountain Gateway building at 10:00am or 1:30pm and learn about alpine environments and the natural features of the Cascades. Wear snow/waterproof boots, winter clothing, dress in layers. Snowshoes will be provided. No previous experience required. Info: http://discoveryourforest.org

Ski With a Ranger
At 2:00pm you can ski or snowboard Mt. Bachelor slopes with a ranger, or chat with a roving ranger. All interpretive programs focus on the ecology, geology and wildlife of the Cascades. Info: http://discoveryourforest.org

Be a Hero
Be someone’s hero! Give blood platelets the gift of life 7:00am to 1:30pm at the Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Candidate Forum for Democratic Primary
3:00pm at the Sunriver Library, Staying Connected Sunriver Action Group is pleased to bring you an opportunity to meet and learn about the Democratic candidates who are vying for the nomination to challenge Rep. Greg Walden in 2018. They are (in alphabetical order by first name): Eric Burnette, Jamie McLeod-Skinner, Jim Crary, Michael Byrne, Tim White. This forum is free.

Preventative Walk-in Pet Wellness Clinic
10:00am at Bend Spay and Neuter Project it’s first come, first served. Vaccines, microchips, toenail trims, and de-worming are available. Service fees can be found at bendsnip.org.

Sunday January 28

Snowshoe With a Ranger
Discover Your Forest presents a naturalist-led snowshoe tour at Mt. Bachelor. Meet at the US Forest Service snowshoe Hut near Mt. Bachelor’s West Village Mountain Gateway building at 10:00am or 1:30pm and learn about alpine environments and the natural features of the Cascades. Wear snow/waterproof boots, winter clothing, dress in layers. Snowshoes will be provided. No previous experience required. Info: http://discoveryourforest.org

Be a Hero
Be someone’s hero! Give blood platelets the gift of life 7:00am to 1:30pm at the Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

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