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

 

 

September 25 – October 1, 2017

Monday Sept. 25

Gift of Life
You can give the gift of life to someone in need. Donate blood or platelets 11:00am to 5:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center or blood at Faith Lutheran Church from 12:30pm to 6:00pm. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Fermenting Vegetables and Fruits
Fermented vegetables and fruits have regained popularity as a pickled product. Fresh products, with important probiotics for your gut health, can be stored for up to six months, and some products may be safely canned for longer periods of time or more convenience. Hands-on sessions will be held at the OSU Extension Office September 27. Participants must pre-register by Monday, September 25th by calling 541-548-6088

Mustard, Summer Sausage and Jerky Public Workshop
Learn how to safely prepare and preserve mustard, summer sausage and jerky at a “hands-on” workshop taught by Glenda Hyde, Oregon State University Extension Educator and assisted by OSU Extension Master Food Preservers. The class will be on Tuesday, October 3. Class size is limited. The deadline for registration is Friday, September 29th. To reserve your space, call the OSU Extension/Deschutes County office at 541-548-6088

Bend Health Guide Meet-Up
11:00am at the Looney Bean join Bend Health Guide founder Terie Sandusky, designer inspired Melissa and connector Susanne Frilot for a networking event! Connect and learn about our upcoming issue on natural pain relief in response to the opioid crisis. Free. Info: 206-794-3118

Sing with the Sweet Adelines!
The Central Oregon Showcase Singers (Sweet Adelines) are looking for singers! Learn barbershop-style holiday tunes, old and new. Rehearses weekly 6:30pm at the Redmond Senior Center in preparation for our Holiday Show. For more information contact Peggy. Free. Info: (541) 639-8944

Tuesday Sept. 26

Gift of Life
You can give the gift of life to someone in need. Donate blood 1:30pm to 6:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center or 12:00pm to 4:30pm at Sunriver Library. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Free 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 for free one-on-one small business counseling at the Downtown Bend Library. 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.scorecentraloregon.org/

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

Computers for Beginners
Computers for Beginners, 2:30pm at the Downtown Bend Library, is a basic class is designed for those with very little or no computer experience. It covers parts of the PC, mouse skills, scrolling, and other basic tasks with in the Windows operating system. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

The Classics Book Club
5:30pm to 8:00pm The Classics Book Club at the Downtown Bend Library will be discussing Paradise Lost by John Milton. Everyone welcome. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Romanticism and the Industrial Revolution
At the dawn of the 19th Century in Europe, new technologies were dramatically changing the way people lived, produced goods, and traveled. Romantic thinkers rejected the Enlightenment’s focus on reason and instead embraced humanity’s capacity for emotion and passion. 6:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library Jason Lamb will examine and explore a number of Romantic artworks that can be understood as reactions to the changing industrial world of the early 19th Century. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Walk Up Pilot Butte
Join JessBFit at 8:00am for this breathtaking walk up Pilot Butte. Stick around after the walk to learn how to use the pull-up bar station at the trail head for strength training and stretching. Free. Info: 503-446-0803

Compassionate Communication/NVC
Through practicing with others, we can learn and grow using real life experiences to become more compassionate with ourselves and others. 6:00pm at the Center for Compassionate Living. Some NVC experience necessary. Free. Info: 541-350-6517

Wednesday Sept. 27

Gift of Life
You can give the gift of life to someone in need. Donate blood 11:00am to 4:00pm at Bend Blood Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

A Conversation with a Soundtrack
Using cello music as a soundtrack local musician Billy Mickelson, who performs as Third Seven, leads a “spoken concert,” a discussion about the intersection of work, community and creativity. Come be inspired 6:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library. Space is limited and registration is required. http://host5.evanced.info/deschutes/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=42569

Library Book Club
The Sisters Library Book Club explores intriguing titles with a fun group at 5:30pm. Call or go online for our next read. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Fall Colors Hike
9:30am join the Deschutes Land Trust and Kelly Madden for an early autumn walk at Skyline Forest. Wander through the forest and learn why trees change color while searching for golden aspens. Take in all that early fall has to offer, including crisp mornings and lingering wildflowers. Explore around the historic Pine Tree Mill and learn how to identify and date tin cans. Registration is required. Info: https://www.deschuteslandtrust.org/hikes-events/hikes/fall-colors-hike

Pickin’ & Paddlin’
Pickin’ & Paddlin’ 2017, the 8th season of a cult-classic community concert series to raise funds for Bend Paddle Trail Alliance. Enjoy live music, beer, food cart goodness and free boat demos on the Deschutes River in the Old Mill, Tumalo Creek’s back lawn! Demos from 12:00pm to 6:00pm and concert from 4:30pm to 9:00pm. Info: http://tumalocreek.com/pickin-paddlin-2016/

Bend House BBQ
For 20 years, the Bend Ronald McDonald House has served families with seriously ill children from Central Oregon and around the world. Join us from 5:00pm to 7:00pm for a late-summer backyard BBQ with great food, fun for the whole family and more. Free. Info: 541-318-4950

Perspectives On Lower Deschutes Water Quality
6:00pm at Hollinshead Barn research scientist Dr. Max Bothwell discusses algal growth in the Lower Deschutes with Q&A. Donations welcome. Free. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/972935962849717/

1st Annual Whitewater and Surf Festival
The 1st Annual Whitewater and Surf Festival celebrates Bend’s Whitewater Park. This fun competition includes both kayaking and surf events and is meant to promote and encourage celebration of Bend’s landmark Whitewater Park. Come play in the rapids and celebrate the transformation of the Colorado Street Spillway from 12:00pm to 6:00pm. Info: https://tumalocreek.com/

Thursday Sept. 28

Taste Local Thursdays
The High Desert Food and Farm Alliance (HDFFA) is excited to announce its annual Taste Local Thursdays event lineup. This week Kokanee Café features Semolina crusted rainbow trout, Mahonia gardens zucchini trifolati, braised cannellini beans and pomodoro herb aioli with sun-dried cherry tomatoes. Reservations are appreciated. Please call (541) 595-6420 to reserve your seat. Taste Local Thursdays are open to the public. Info: http://www.hdffa.org

Industrialization and its Discontents
Industrialization dramatically changed relationships across the world and U.S. economy. 6:00pm at the East Bend Library COCC history professor Murray Godfrey will discuss the how the industrialization process occurred in the United States and Pacific Northwest, and how it affected economic relationships across classes. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar/event/42684

Hatfield Sustainable Resource Lecture
Throughout their lives, Doc and Connie Hatfield have been committed to developing partnership and building consensus to engender sustainability in the High Desert. To honor and celebrate their work and passion for sustainability and education, the High Desert Museum started the Doc and Connie Hatfield Sustainable Resource Lecture. The Museum will welcome Walter Robb, former CEO of Whole Foods, to talk about their partnership with Doc and Connie and their shared vision that began in 1994. Free, but RSVP required. https://www.highdesertmuseum.org/events/hatfield-lecture/

September Nature Night
7:00pm at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon join the Deschutes Land Trust and John Elder for a talk on place and affiliation where we will explore a unified vision of nature and culture, citizenship and stewardship. Registration required. Info: https://www.deschuteslandtrust.org/hikes-events/hikes/sept28-nature-night

Friday Sept. 29

Gift of Life
You can give the gift of life to someone in need. Donate platelets 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Advanced Mountain Bike Ride
9:00am join the Deschutes Land Trust and Brad Chalfant for a 10-12 mile mountain bike ride in Skyline Forest. This ride is open to advanced-level riders who want to explore the crowd-free riding of Skyline Forest while learning about the potential trail network that could connect Bend and Sisters. Registration is required. Info: https://www.deschuteslandtrust.org/hikes-events/hikes/advanced-mountain-bike-ride-1

Wild and Scenic Film Festival
At matinee and evening showings at the Tower Theater see where epic adventure and environmental advocacy meet at the 10th annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival, benefiting the Oregon Natural Desert Association. Catch one of two screenings for stunning films, gear giveaways, and a celebration of the wild places we love. Info: www.ONDA.org/wsff

Author Scott Kloos Presentation
6:30pm at Paulina Springs Books herbalist and author Scott Kloos will share his book “Pacific Northwest Medicinal plants: identify, Harvest and Use 120 Wild Herbs for Health and Wellness”. Scott is a wildcrafter and medicine maker besides being an herbalist. Beginners seeking reliable advice and experienced practitioners on the hunt for new information alike will delight in Scott’s presentation. Info: www.paulinasprings.com

Downtown Walking Tour
Fridays and Saturdays at 10:00am you can learn a bit of the past as well as the ins-and-outs and hotspots of present-day Bend and Central Oregon on this walking tour of historic downtown. Advance reservations required. Free. Info: 541-382-8048

Bend Roots Revival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday join a grand celebration of our community’s unique creativity and the end-of-Summer party for locals in Bend! Over 100 musical acts from blue grass to rock ‘n’ roll! Proceeds from sales, sponsorship and donations at this event support art and music education through our local non-profit Rise Up Presents. Family friendly. Free. Info: https://www.facebook.com/bendroots/

Saturday Sept. 30

Gift of Life
You can give the gift of life to someone in need. Donate platelets 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Industrialization and its Discontents
Industrialization dramatically changed relationships across the world and U.S. economy. 3:00pm at the Redmond Library COCC history professor Murray Godfrey will discuss the how the industrialization process occurred in the United States and Pacific Northwest, and how it affected economic relationships across classes. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar/event/43187

Predator Walk
9:00am join the Deschutes Land Trust and Gary “Gus” Gustafson at Whychus Canyon Preserve for a walk to learn about predators. From cougars and bobcats, raptors to coyotes, Whychus Canyon is home to many animals that play a leading role in nature. Learn why predators are important while you look for tracks, scat, and signs of their daily activities. Registration is required. Info: https://www.deschuteslandtrust.org/hikes-events/hikes/predator-walk

Metolius Preserve Hike
1:00pm join the Deschutes Land Trust and Nancy Chaffee for a hike at the Metolius Preserve. We’ll hike through ponderosa pine forests and over the rolling hills that can be found in this special part of the Preserve. Learn about the history of the Metolius Preserve and what the Land Trust is doing to steward the property while hiking the glacial outwash plain. Registration is required. Info: https://www.deschuteslandtrust.org/hikes-events/hikes/metolius-preserve-hike-1

Campout For Public Lands
In celebration of National Public Lands Day, join a grown-up campout like no other. Spend the night at the Newberry Group Campsite on beautiful Paulina Lake and take in everything our national public lands have to offer. Enjoy impeccable cuisine and craft beer. Chill out lakeside or take part in a variety of outdoor activities. Wind down with a live concert under the stars, and wake up with morning yoga and a hot breakfast. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate our amazing public lands and learn about how you can support them. Info: http://discoveryourforest.org/event/campout-public-lands/?instance_id=2329

EFT Group Session
Energy work can immediately improve the way you feel. 12:30pm at the Downtown Bend Library join Karen Aquinas, EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Master Trainer and other community members for a group EFT tapping session in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Free. Info: 971-241-2376

Bike Your Park Day
Bike Your Park Day promotes getting out there on your bikes and enjoying the incredible parks and public lands our country offers. In Central Oregon you can join several groups or form your own to bike the multiple options in our beautiful neck of the woods. To register for this fun event go online to https://www.adventurecycling.org/resources/bike-your-park-day/

Sunday Oct. 1

Gift of Life
You can give the gift of life to someone in need. Donate platelets 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

October 2 – 8, 2017

Monday October 2

The Chinese Must Go!
The passage of the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act was meant to mollify angry white workers in the West who believed that Chinese laborers were taking their jobs. Instead, it launched a punitive American policy of banning all immigrants of certain racial or national origins. What did this exclusion mean for the Chinese in Oregon and for the larger vision of America as a nation of immigrants? 6:00pm at the High Desert Museum join Dr. Jacqueline Peterson-Loomis, executive director of the Portland Chinatown History Foundation, for this presentation. Info: https://www.highdesertmuseum.org/events/chinese-must-go-immigrants-exclusion-vision-america/

Gift of Life
You can give the gift of life to someone in need. Donate blood or platelets 11:00am to 5:30pm at Bend Blood Donation. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Zen Discussion and Meditation
A weekly lay-led Dharma discussion and meditation (zazen). Open to all. Discussion 6:00pm, sitting/walking meditation 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Info: www.bendzendo.com

Community Orchestra of Central Oregon Rehearsals
Mondays, 6:30pm at Mt. View High COCO welcomes all musicians to come have fun with us. A variety of players. A variety of music. No auditions. Info: 541-306-6768, methowtraveller@yahoo.com

Sing with the Sweet Adelines!
The Central Oregon Showcase Singers (Sweet Adelines) are looking for singers! Learn barbershop-style holiday tunes, old and new. Rehearsals weekly, 6:30pm at the Redmond Senior Center in preparation for our Holiday Show. Info: (541) 639-8944

Health Insurance 101
7:30pm at the East Bend Library the State of Oregon invites you to a free town hall meeting where we will discuss the Oregon Health Plan, The Marketplace, Medicare, Financial assistance, Myths and Facts, Eligibility, and Local help. RSVP miranda.s.mathae@oregon.gov or 855 268 3767

Tuesday October 3

The History and Constitutionality of Executions
Opinions about the death penalty are fueled by emotion and driven by passion. But what do we know about capital punishment? People debating either side agree that “death is different” because execution is irreversible. Given these ultimate stakes, it makes sense to dial down the volume and enhance our understanding of state-administered death. During this program, we will review the history and constitutional status of the death penalty in America. This conversation, noon at the Redmond Library, led by James Foster, OSU Professor Emeritus, aims to deepen insight rather than change minds. Space is limited and registration is required. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar/event/43885

Gift of Life
You can give the gift of life to someone in need. Donate blood 12:30pm to 6:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 10:45am to 4:45pm at LDS Redmond, or 12:30pm to 5:30pm at VFW 4108. 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 12:00pm 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/

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/

BMC Walk With a Doc
7:00am at Riverbend Park take a STEP to Better Health. Walking for as little as 30 minutes a day can reduce your risk of certain diseases. Join a BMC provider and other people in the community looking to improve their health. Info: www.bendmemorialclinic.com/about-us/events

Auditions for The Secret Garden
OperaBend’s 2017-2018 season will begin with a production of “The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Auditions are on Tuesday and Wednesday at COCC Pinkney Center. Info: www.operabend.org/auditions

Wednesday October 4

Unpacking Charlottesville: The History and Perpetuation of Hate
3:30pm at COCC, Boyle Education Center join COCC’s scholars Tom Barry, Jessica Hammerman, and Murray Godfrey as they help us understand the context for the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia. What has been the history of hate groups in the U.S.? What role does social media and politics play in the perpetuation of racism and anti-Semitism? Where do ideas of anti-Semitism come from? What can we all do to foster a safe and respectful environment at COCC? Come explore these questions and raise a few of your own! Info: https://www.cocc.edu/home/whats-new/discussion–unpacking-charlottesville/

The History and Constitutionality of Executions
Opinions about the death penalty are fueled by emotion and driven by passion. People debating either side agree that “death is different” because execution is irreversible. During this program, we will review the history and constitutional status of the death penalty in America. This conversation, 6:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library, led by James Foster, OSU Professor Emeritus, aims to deepen insight rather than change minds. Space is limited and registration is required. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar/event/41352

Lives of Museum Junkies
6:00pm at the High Desert Museum join former OMSI President Marilynne Eichinger as she reveals the good, the bad and the surprising history of the hands-on education movement. Peer into the political and educational climate of the 60’s to discover factors that propelled the hands-on education movement into prominence. Info: https://www.highdesertmuseum.org/events/evening-marilynne-eichinger/

Gift of Life
You can give the gift of life to someone in need. Donate blood or platelets 11:00am to 5:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, blood 10:00am to 4:00pm at Sisters Community Hall, or 10:00am to 3:00pm at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Mama Circle
It’s tough being a mom. It’s easier with community. Join a free, non-judgmental support group. Share your concerns, questions, joys, challenges, experiences and practical tips. Connect, rejuvenate and care for you. Open to pregnant women and moms with babies up to one years old. Held at the playground at Juniper Swim and Fitness Center at 11:00am. Info: 541-306-8466

Bendharma – Consciousness Discussion
The First Wednesday of every month at Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe, you can explore pathways to peace by the study of human consciousness. Relaxed group discussion facilitated by an experienced western yogi, and all those who like bear-hugs. Info: 541-383-3531

Birds and Mammals of Central Oregon
Join us for our Lunch & Learn program, ” Birds & Mammals of Central Oregon,” by Wildlife Photographer Kevin Smith. Noon at the Bend Senior Center feed your body and your mind as local experts share their knowledge about issues important to you. Bring your lunch; dessert and coffee are on us. Info: brenda@bendparksandrec.org 541-388-1133

Thursday October 5

Gift of Life
You can give the gift of life to someone in need. Donate platelets 10:30am to 5:00pm at Bend Blood Donation Center. 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: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Feast for the Planet
6:30pm at Trinity Episcopal Church Chef Bethlyn Rider of Global Fusion will provide Asian inspired cuisine at this 350Deschutes fundraiser dinner. Inspirational speakers will engage you while a raffle and silent auction of gifts will offer value and interest. Don’t miss this fun opportunity to mingle with people who care about our planet. Info: http://350deschutes.org/1418-2/

Tai Chi
9:30am at Trinity Episcopal Church a free Tai Chi for health class is open to the Bend community. Focusing on gentle movement, balance and coordination. This ongoing class teaches alignment, standing relaxation and mental awareness progressing into the greater depth of internal energy and movement. For more info, call 541-548-1086

Almond Flour Power
Feel the power of almond flour! 4:00pm at Natural Grocers learn how to make easy 30-minute chicken fingers with almond flour. High in protein, fiber, iron, potassium and magnesium—this grain-free, low glycemic alternative is a healthier choice for your fall baking endeavors. Kid-friendly event! Sponsored by: COPA (Central Oregon Pediatric Associates). Info: www.naturalgrocers.com

Spoken Word Workshop
5:00pm at Liberty Theater Oregon-based artist and performer MOsley WOtta leads a two-hour workshop and discussion on how to find the profound in the absolutely ordinary. Inspired by the documentary film “Little Stones” and the framework of Detroit’s “InsideOut” Literary Arts Program, MoWo will take participants through experiential discussion. Info: www.bendticket.com/events/47186366/little-stone-project-spoken-word-workshop

Community Healing Night
Community Healing Night is the first Thursday of each month from 5:00pm to 7:00pm a The Old Stone. Intuitive readings, energetic healing, and bodywork in exchange for canned and dry foods in support of Neighbor Impact food bank. Info: 541-389-1159

Full Moon Hike
Challenge your senses on a moonlight hike with the Deschutes Land Trust and Gary “Gus” Gustafson. While many creatures are turning in for the night, we’ll hike the Land Trust’s Metolius Preserve and search for owls, bats, and other animals who begin their ‘day’ at dusk. Discover the secret lives of wildlife and how they operate seamlessly through the night, under the light of a full moon. Registration is required https://www.deschuteslandtrust.org

Fall Night Sky Viewing
Enjoy Star Gazing at The Old Mill in Bend where you’ll learn about the night sky through telescope viewing and a constellation tour presented by The Oregon Observatory. Meet the staff from the Observatory on the footbridge in Center Plaza near Anthony’s at 8:00pm. For more information visit: www.bit.ly/BendStarGazing

Life Care Planning Workshop
Life Care Plans are tailored roadmaps focused around the person experiencing disability. Plans incorporate everything from Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts, to Government Benefits, Housing, and Employment. Join us 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Kaleidoscope Family Center to learn how a Life Care Plan could help benefit the life of your family. Info: 503-542-9409 or rickyv@financialguide.com

Friday October 6

Sprout Film Festival
Free matinee at 11:00am and 1:00pm other showings at 7:00pm and 9:00pm at the Tower Theater. This unique event, which focuses exclusively on films that celebrate the diverse lives and creativity of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), strives to challenge assumptions and breakdown stereotypes. We hope to promote greater acceptance, celebrate difference and light the spark to help make the invisible, visible. Info: http://gosprout.org/film-festival/

Gift of Life
You can give the gift of life to someone in need. Donate blood or platelets 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center or blood 8:30am to 1:30pm at Morning Star Christian School. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Craigslist for Beginners
The most popular way to buy, sell, and advertise these days is through Craigslist. 2:00pm at the Redmond Library find out how to search for everything from jobs to vacation rentals, reply to postings, and create an account. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Community Healing Flow
Community Healing Flow is a gentle flow class by donation with all proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Central Oregon. 5:00pm at Bend Community Healing. Info: www.bendcommunityhealing.com

Book Drive
The Bend Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution is collecting pre-school books for the Head Start Program at Warm Springs Reservation. Books should be in good condition, please. Contact Jill Gentry for book pick-up. 541-280-0503, Mmegentry@gmail.com

Geology Hike
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Derek Loeb at 9:00am for a geology hike to Alder Springs and the confluence of Whychus Creek and the Deschutes River. As we descend into the canyon from the top of the Crooked River National Grasslands, we’ll hike to bubbling Alder Springs and then follow Whychus Creek to where it meets the Deschutes River. Registration is required www.deschuteslandtrust.org

Angel Glow 5k Run & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk
Join the Angel Glow 5k run and 1 mile fun run/walk. Start gun fires at sunset for the 5K run and 1 minute later for the FUN MILE! Both wind through The Old Mill District. Stay for The Glowiest Kid contest, raffles, and runners awards. All proceeds benefit local children through Treehouse Therapies “Anabelle Wilson Scholarship Fund”, Sparrow children and their families; and Safe Families for Children Central Oregon. Info: http://www.anabellesangelglow.org/

Lauren Danner Author Presentation
7:00pm at Roundabout Books learn how activism eventually led to the 1968 creation of North Cascades National Park, a crown jewel. This engaging account tells the story of conservationists who leveraged a changing political environment and the evolving environmental values of the natural resource agencies to form Washington’s magnificent third national park. Info: http://www.roundaboutbookshop.com/event/crown-jewel-wilderness-lauren-danner

Bend Fall Festival 2017
Friday through Sunday all the traditions that you love about the Bend Fall Festival will be there, pumpkin carving, Gourmet Food and Wine, a Harvest Market, outstanding music and food. New this year is the Fall Into Fashion Area, highlighting a carefully selected group of creators, retailers and reps for both clothing and accessories which will be highlighted in two on street fashion shows. Info: 541.323.0964

Saturday October 7

Death in Poetry
1:00pm at the Sisters Library join a close reading of poems as we explore ways in which poets have viewed death. The examination of death-both literal and figurative-has been contemplated by poets for centuries. Join COCC’s Chris Rubio for a close reading of poems from Emily Dickinson to Richard Blanco as we explore the various ways poets have viewed death. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar/event/43903

BrightSide 30th Anniversary
BrightSide Animal Center is 30! The 30th Anniversary Celebration and Street Fair will be held from 11:00am to 4:00pm at Centennial Park Redmond. It will feature vendors, children’s activities, raffles, food and beer – and of course, adoptable dogs. BrightSide is focused on reducing pet homelessness and euthanasia, through adoption placement, foster care and spay and neuter services to reduce pet overpopulation. Info: 541-923-0882

Gift of Life
You can give the gift of life to someone in need. Donate blood 9:30am to 3:00pm or platelets 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Whatthe Health
4:00pm at The Environmental Center VegNet Bend is hosting an exclusive, one-night-only screening of “Whatthe Health,” a groundbreaking documentary that explores the potential of aplant-based diet to prevent and even reverse chronic disease. Recommended bythe Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Discussion with Dr. Brenda Johnson will follow. Info: http://www.whatthehealthfilm.com/take-action/

Kate Ayers and Sharon Duerst
6:00pm at Herringbone Books join local authors Kate Ayers and Sharon Duerst for a discussion on writing and what it means to be a writer, as well as a show and tell of their current writing projects. Info: www.herringbonebooks.indielite.org/event/106-kate-ayers-and-sharon-duerst

Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group
The Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group meets the First Saturday of every month from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the East Bend Library. It’s a supportive group of individuals and caregivers affected by Pulmonary Hypertension. Social, educational and includes lunch. Topics include: new treatments, traveling with PH, insurance, tai chi, anxiety and depression. Info: www.michele-freeman.com/Classes_Events.htm

Golden Eagle Walk
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Jan Rising on a bird walk at Aspen Hollow Preserve at 9:00am. The Preserve is home to a celebrated pair of golden eagles who have nested there for the past eight years! Explore the habits and habitats of one of North America’s largest raptors and see their nest high on the cliffs of the Preserve. Registration is required www.deschuteslandtrust.org

Kids Falling for Nature
Bring the kids and join the Deschutes Land Trust and East Cascades Audubon Society at 10:00am for a fall nature exploration! Explore the pine forests of the Metolius Preserve and search for woodpeckers and the obvious signs they leave behind. Discover why birds are harder to find at this time of year and enjoy the fall colors of the changing season. Perfect for kids ages 4-10 with a grown-up in tow. Registration is required www.deschuteslandtrust.org

Central Oregon Postal Collective
The Central Oregon Postal Collective meet at 10:00am in the Redmond Karate building. This month’s program will be about pre-postage cancels, before the use of postage stamps. Info: 541-447-2678

Dog Adoption with Three Rivers Humane Society
Three Rivers Humane Society will be showcasing adoptable puppies/dogs at Mud Bay on Colorado Ave. in Bend. The event will start at 11:00 am and go until 3:00 pm. Your new furry companion could be one of the dogs that will be here, you should come and check it out! Info: (541) 306-2660

Trail Work Days at Todd Lake
Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am to 3:00pm you can help rebuild and restore the Todd Lake Trail to reduce erosion and impacts on the land, in memory of Carol Swift, wear boots and work gloves, lunch is provided. Info: toddlaketrailteam@gmail.com

Sunday October 8

Gift of Life
You can give the gift of life to someone in need. Donate platelets 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Blood Donation. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Second Sunday – Tim Whitsel and A. Molotkov
Poets Tim Whitsel and A. Molotkov share October’s Second Sunday Stage 2:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library. In Whitsel’s poems, we encounter places, rites, decades and nights of perishable abundance. A. Molotkov’s recently published “The Catalog of Broken Things” question identity in the face of disaster and change, emptiness and encounter. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

The Deschutes Caledonian Pipe Band Practice
The Deschutes Caledonian Pipe Band is looking for experienced players to join and perform with the group. We are a volunteer not-for-profit society dedicated to the preservation, performance, and enjoyment of Scottish style bagpipes and drums in Central Oregon. If you are interested in joining please contact us at omearagardens@gmail.com

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