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

 

 

November 13-19, 2017

Monday November 13

Trail Essentials
Would you like to expand your hiking possibilities, try some new trails, and get off the beaten path while still staying safe? 6:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library join volunteers from Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue to talk about trip planning basics, effective gear selection, what to do when you encounter a backcountry incident, and more. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

High Desert NOW
Please join us at 6:00pm at the Redmond Library for the next meeting of the High Desert chapter of the National Organization for Women. The meeting is open to those interested in working with us on a local level to achieve justice and equality for all women and girls. This month, Moms Demand Action will be joining us to present their Be SMART presentation. Info: https://www.facebook.com/HighDesertNOW

Gift of Life
Tis the season to give, BLOOD! Give the gift of life 11:00am to 5:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Tuesday November 14

NaNoWriMo
Deschutes Public Library is joining hundreds of libraries, book stores and community centers as they open their doors and host programs for aspiring novelists through the Come Write In program. The library will follow the NaNoWriMo guidelines and will host weekly meetings at the Downtown Bend Library from 5:30pm to 7:30pm to encourage writers to check in, cheer each other on, discuss technique and do some writing together. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org

A Pilgrim’s Journey
6:00pm at the Redmond Library learn about walking the Camino de Santiago, the ancient pilgrimage across France and Spain. You’ll learn about what the camino is, how to prepare, what to expect—and what not to expect! Steven Farrell is a former U.S. Marine and professional chef of 40 years who has walked the Camino de Santiago twice, and spent a third year as hospitalero, or volunteer host, serving on the camino. The camino changed his life and he now spends his days sharing his adventures with all who are interested. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.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/

PFLAG Central Oregon
The Central Oregon chapter of Parents, Friends, and Family of Lesbians and Gays meet at 6:30pm at Nativity Lutheran Church. Meetings are confidential and include introductions and “PFLAG Moments”. They usually include a social event, a speaker or a topic for the evening with occasional breakout support groups depending on the need. Info: http://www.pflagcentralor.4t.com/

Sagebrush Steppe Restoration
Natural History Pub by High Desert Museum at McMenamins Old St. Francis School from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Sagebrush steppe ecosystems are among the largest and most threatened ecosystems in North America. Join Dr. Kirk Davies, lead rangeland scientist for the USDA Agricultural Research Service, in a discussion of native sagebrush restoration and some of its associated challenges. Info: https://www.highdesertmuseum.org

Gift of Life
Tis the season to give, BLOOD! Give the gift of life 1:30pm to 6:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.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. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Wednesday November 15

Jefferson County Democrats Meeting
The Jefferson County Democrats meet at the Madras Library at 6:00pm. Candidate for Congressional District 2 will be there to present his views on issues important to our District and how he differs from Congressman Walden. All are invited to attend. Contact Fran Davis at 541-923-7403 or 541-527-5484

Developing and Delivering Engaging Presentations
Find out how to effectively use PowerPoint and other presentation tools to charm and entertain your audience while selling them on your message. SCORE mentor Ed Weiser presents Developing and Delivering Engaging Presentations from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the Downtown Bend Library. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Before the Flood
The Sierra Club presents Before the Flood, Leonardo DiCaprio’s Documentary on Climate, 6:30pm at The Environmental Center. Based on DiCaprio’s journey around the world to see how climate change affects our environment and what society can do. Info: 541-389-0785, juniper.group@oregon.sierraclub.org

Soup & Civility Community Dinner
Join Citizens4Community, 5:15pm to 6:00pm at the Sisters Fire Station for a light meal and an opportunity to chat with old and new friends! We believe that relationships and trust are built around shared meals and respectful conversations. At the 6:00pm presentation, The Paradox of Connection, you’ll gain ideas for fostering meaningful connection in a “highly-connected” world that paradoxically also encourages division and community disengagement. You’ll learn why “showing up” (even when it is hard) is key: and what community looks like when it’s defined in terms of courage, vulnerability and connection. Info: 541-549-1482 or email citizens4community.com.

Gift of Life
Tis the season to give, BLOOD! Give the platelets the gift of life 11:00am to 5:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center or blood 11:00am to 4:00pm at Bend Blood Donation Center or 1:00pm to 6:00pm at United Methodist Church Madras. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Lawyer in the Library
In collaboration with the Deschutes County Access to Justice Committee, the Downtown Bend Library now offers Lawyer in the Library from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. This program provides a 30-minute consultation with an attorney offering general legal information or referrals to public agencies, legal service providers, or the lawyer referral service. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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

Garage Night
Garage Night is a weekly social event for all motorsports enthusiasts to get together. If it has a motor, we want to talk about it! Come meet local business owners and talk about all things garage 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Giant Loop. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1498478786909202/

Thursday November 16

Treacherous Trails to Solving a Mystery
6:00pm at the East Bend Library join us on the trail of mystery with debut novelist Kathleen Valenti. Valenti will read excerpts from her book Protocol, discuss the character’s journey and share her path from concept to research to publication. Protocol is about freshly minted college graduate Maggie O’Malley. On her very first day of a new job she’s pulled into a world of uncertainty. Reminders appear on her phone for meetings she’s never scheduled with people she’s never met—people who end up dead. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Inter-faith Thanksgiving Worship and Pie Fest
One of INCO’s most popular gatherings is the annual inter-faith Thanksgiving worship and pie fest. Join them at Holy Communion Church at 7:00pm. Info: www.interfaithnetworkco.org

Environmental Trivia at Pints and Politics
7:00pm at Broken Top Bottle Shop join Oregon League of Conservation Voters and fellow community members for a fun night of environmental trivia. Come test your knowledge of Oregon’s environment, politics, and OLCV history, or just come to learn a thing or two at the last Pints and Politics of 2017. Info: RSVP: http://www.olcv.org/pintsandpolitics/

Gift of Life
Tis the season to give, BLOOD! Give platelets the gift of life 11:30am to 5:00pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Lake Abert: A Waterbird Oasis in an Arid Landscape
Lake Abert in southcentral Oregon is waterbird Mecca, with over 80 species being reported and abundances of several hundred thousand birds noted on daily counts. 6:30pm at The Environmental Center learn what brings these birds to the lake that is subject to the whims of climate and the actions of man. Info: http://www.ecaudubon.org

Socially Responsible Investing
Learn how your investments align with your values 4:00pm at The Environmental Center. In this information packed free seminar you will learn: How to invest for social good, how to well your current investments align with your values and the exposure your investments have to causes and issues that might be important to you. Info: 541-678-5475

Green Drinks
The final Green Drinks of 2017. From 5:00pm to 7:00pm meet the Gear Fix team, learn more about repair services that are available and check out cold weather gear before winter hits. Please bring your own cup and consider carpooling, walking or biking to the event. Free. Info: 541-385-6908

Friday November 17

Careaoke for a Cure
Careaoke for a Cure is one of the largest karaoke contests in Central Oregon and is hosted by Silver Moon Brewing and Rockin’ Robin Karaoke from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. Proceeds benefit Bend Oregon Chapter of Relay For Life. No cover to attend as an audience member, but donations welcome! Info: 541.617.1911

Gift of Life
Tis the season to give, BLOOD! Give the platelets gift of life 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center or blood 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center or 12:00pm to 5:00pm at First Baptist Church Prineville. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Know Excel Budgets
Use Microsoft Excel to create a budget. This class, 2:00pm at the Redmond Library, will teach the user to create a worksheet and enter text, resize and format data, create and calculate formulas. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Grief Counseling
Whether from death, divorce, illness, abandonment, conflict or feelings of loneliness, we all live with grief. No appointment necessary, walk-ins welcome 11:00am to 1:00pm at Good Grief Guidance. Free. Info: 541-647-7915

Christmas Goose Boutique
Christmas Goose Boutique is a fundraiser to support Central Oregon cancer patients. Featuring pottery, jewelry, fused glass, craft items and more! St. Charles Bend Main Entrance Conference Rooms Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm and Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm. Free. Info: 541 408 7110

Saturday November 18

Are Wildlife Populations at the Tipping Point?
What are the threats to wildlife in central Oregon? 1:30pm at Unitarian Universalist Church a panel of speakers will address many factors challenging wildlife. They will share scientific information, the focus of their respective organizations, and the ways we can help wildlife co-exist in our rapidly developing area. RSVP: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f44afa729a5fa7-arewildlife

A Pilgrim’s Journey
2:00pm at the Sisters Library learn about walking the Camino de Santiago, the ancient pilgrimage across France and Spain. You’ll learn about what the camino is, how to prepare, what to expect—and what not to expect! Steven Farrell is a former U.S. Marine and professional chef of 40 years who has walked the Camino de Santiago twice, and spent a third year as hospitalero, or volunteer host, serving on the camino. The camino changed his life and he now spends his days sharing his adventures with all who are interested. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

High Desert Home Companion
7:00pm at Bend’s Community Center the High Desert Home Companion will feature live music, an old time radio show, sketches, mock ads and storytelling. Talented musicians, gifted actors and a wonderful storyteller will combine to offer a memorable variety show for Central Oregon. Info: www.kpov.org

Celebrating Women Veterans
In celebration of the Contributions of Women in the Military, the Bend Branch of the American Association of University Women will meet at the Central Oregon Realtors Association building from 9:30am to 11:30am. A panel of three women veterans will discuss their jobs in the Gulf War, Iraqi War and Afghanistan. Female vets often feel “invisible” in the community, in fact, the State Veterans Affairs Dept. has a traveling art show entitled, “I am Not Invisible.” Hear about their journeys and shared experiences of being a woman in a man’s world. Info: RSVP: Hesmlindberg@aol.com or 541-350-8522

Scouting for Food
Central Oregon Boy Scouts of America will be collecting food to supply our local shelters. In Redmond place bagged non perishable items on your door step visible from the street by 9:00am for pick up and in Bend bring items to the South Albertsons from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Info: dbeascout.scouting.org

Gift of Life
Tis the season to give, BLOOD! Give platelets the gift of life 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Fall Repair Cafe
1:00am to 1:00pm at Habitat for Humanity ReStore Bend 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. Info: 541-385-6908

19th Annual Grand Illumination
The 19th Annual Grand Illumination at Sunriver from 2:00pm to 8:00pm will include a visit from Santa, live music, children’s craft projects, train rides, Oregon Observatory telescope viewing, face painting, petting zoo, huggable characters, fireworks and more! Free. Info: 541-593-1000

Music Education Workshop
BendBroadband’s FREE Music Education Workshop, hosted by Georges Bouhey, offers local music students and professionals the opportunity to talk with, learn from and play with Peter Erskine, Vardan Ovespian and Damian Erskine. 11:15am to 1:15pm at The Oxford Hotel. No advance registration required. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Info: (541) 382-8436

Fill Your Pantry
Fill Your Pantry by C.O. Locavore is a community bulk buying event where YOU can fill up your pantry, freezer, and root cellar full of great local products for the winter. Local farmers, ranchers and producers will sell large quantities of vegetables, beans, nuts, meats, fruits and cheeses. 10:00am to 3:00pm at Pleasant Ridge Community Hall Redmond. Info: http://centraloregonlocavore.org

Sunday November 19

Gift of Life
Tis the season to give, BLOOD! Give platelets the gift of life 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

November 20-26, 2017

Monday November 20

Potluck and Politics
5:30pm at the Crook County Library enjoy a potluck and brief business followed by a program of hot political and social topics. Bring a potluck dish to share and a friend! Sponsored by Human Dignity Advocates of Crook County. Info: 541-548-0804

Season of Giving
You can give the gift of life 11:00am to 5:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 9:30am to 3:30pm at Central Oregon Assoc. of Realtors, or 9:00am to 3:00pm at Redmond Police Dept. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Refuge Recovery Meeting
Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy and meditation as the foundation of the recovery process. Meetings are from 4:30pm to 5:30pm at Wren and Wild. Info: 541-233-6252

Zen Discussion & Meditation
Zen Discussion and Meditation is a weekly lay-led Dharma discussion and meditation (zazen). Open to all. Discussion 6:00pm, sitting/walking meditation 7:00pm to 8:30pm at Trinity Episcopal Church. Free. Info: 541-390-1220

Morning Yoga
Join Outside In every Monday morning at 8:45am for free all levels Hatha or Vinyasa yoga. No experience necessary, mats are available for use. Info: http://outsideinbend.com

Crook County Winter Weather Awareness and Preparedness
Crook county Sheriff, public health, Prineville City and the Crook County Court will hold a preparedness meeting for the public, 6:00pm at Crook County Courtroom C.

The Profanity Peak Pack: Set Up & Sold Out
This documentary, 6:30pm at the Downtown Bend Library, details the conflicts between wolves and domestic livestock on public lands focusing on the Profanity Peak Pack in Washington. Though the focus is on Washington, the issues are similar throughout the West wherever wolves and livestock overlap. Info: gwuerthner@gmail.com 541-255-60039

Tuesday November 21

NaNoWriMo
Deschutes Public Library is joining hundreds of libraries, book stores and community centers as they open their doors and host programs for aspiring novelists through the Come Write In program. The library will follow the NaNoWriMo guidelines and will host weekly meetings at the Downtown Bend Library from 5:30pm to 7:30pm to encourage writers to check in, cheer each other on, discuss technique and do some writing together. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.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/

Season of Giving
You can give the gift of life 12:30pm to 6:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 10:00am to 3:30pm at Deschutes County Historical Society, or 11:00am to 5:00pm at LDS Redmond. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Todas las cosas otoño
6:00pm at the Redmond Library Todas las cosas otoño is a bilingual program celebrating the autumn season with stories, songs and a crafts. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Library Book Club
Noon at the East Bend Library the Library Book Club will discuss “The Turner House” by Angela Flournoy. Feed your mind at this monthly lunch-hour book club. All are welcome to attend. Free and open to the public. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Oh Grandma, what have you done?
10:00am at Williamson Hall hear the story of a bizarre and gruesome real crime in Norway in 1694. “Oh Grandma, what have you done?” as told by George Larson at the Bend Genealogy Society meeting. Info: http://www.orgenweb.org/deschutes/bend-gs/

Redmond Mothers of Preschoolers
The Redmond Mothers of Preschoolers meet the third Tuesday of every month from 9:00am to 11:00am at Community Presbyterian Church. It’s 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 consist of short inspirational videos, fun crafts/activities, exciting speakers and time for connection. Info: 541-548-3367

Tai Chi
9:30am at Trinity Episcopal Church there is a free Tai Chi for health class 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. Info: 541-548-1086

Wednesday November 22

Season of Giving
You can give the gift of life donate platelets 11:00am to 5:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center, or blood 11:00am to 5:00pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, or 10:00am to 3:00pm at St. Thomas Catholic Church. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Laughter Yoga
Laughter Yoga the Fourth and Second Wednesday of every month, 8:00am at Hawthorn Healing Arts Center is proven to reduce stress and increase health. It’s a great team-building activity leaving your group energized and relaxed, allowing motivation and cooperation. Info: 541-330-0334

Mama Circle
It’s tough being a mom. It’s easier with community. Join us for free, non-judgmental support, 11:00am at Juniper Swim and Fitness.Open to pregnant women and moms with babies up to one year old. Info: www.bendparksandrec.org/

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

Thursday November 23

Season of Giving
You can give the gift of life, donate platelets 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Redmond Turkey Trot
The inaugural Redmond Turkey Trot 5K and 10K presented by Hoodoo starts at 9:00am at Radlands Trail Head located at High Desert Sports Complex. This is a fun community event on Thanksgiving morning to benefit BRIGHT EYES, BRIGHT FUTURE – whose mission is to bring eye care to children in under-served communities. Info: 541.604.0394

4th Annual Thanksgiving Day Donation Mat Class
Choose your donation amount and enjoy a complimentary mat class 10:00am on Thanksgiving at Bend Pilates taught by a certified instructor. Proceeds go to NeighborImpact. All levels welcome. Info: 541.647.0876

I Like Pie Run/Walk
I Like Pie and the Bend Thanksgiving Classic are merging! This year at the Old Mill at 9:00am. With timed and untimed 5k and 10k distances, a shorter family fun run/walk and a guaranteed snow-free course. All proceeds benefit Girls on the Run and NeighborImpact. Info: http://www.footzonebend.com/happenings/i-like-pie/

Friday November 24

Season of Giving
You can give the gift of life, donate platelets 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center, or blood 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, or 9:30am to 2:30pm at Eagle Crest Resort Convention Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Grief Counseling
Whether from death, divorce, illness, abandonment, conflict or feelings of loneliness, we all live with grief. No appointment necessary, walk-ins welcome 11:00am to 1:00pm at Good Grief Guidance. Free. Info: 541-647-7915

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

Sisters Holiday Celebration & Parade
Start your holidays in beautiful Sisters. The Sisters Tree Lighting Ceremony is at 5:30pm on Friday at Fir St. Park. The Christmas Parade is on Saturday at 2:00pm on Hood Avenue. Following the parade, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the chamber office. Enjoy refreshments and holiday cheer. Info: http://www.sistersoregonguide.com

Saturday November 25

The Nutcracker A Child’s Tale
Students from Academie De Ballet Classique are casted in The Nutcracker A Child’s Tale. Enjoy this timeless magical tale at either of two performances 1:00pm and 6:00pm at the Tower Theater. Info: http://www.towertheatre.org/tickets-and-events/event-calendar/

Post Turkey Hike
Ready to hike off all that turkey and pie? Join the Land Trust and Mary Crow at 10:00am for a hike to explore Whychus Canyon Preserve. We’ll follow the trail through juniper forests, enjoying the crisp, cool temperatures of late fall. Explore boulder rock outcroppings while taking in the sweeping view of the canyon and Whychus Creek flowing below. Registration is required: https://www.deschuteslandtrust.org

Starlight Christmas Parade
Enjoy Redmond’s tradition of the Starlight Christmas Parade on 6th Street starting at 5:00pm. The theme for this years parade is “All I Want For Christmas.” The Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will follow the parade at Centennial Park. Info: 541-923-5191

Season of Giving
You can give the gift of life, donate platelets 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Food Addicts in Recovery
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. Based on the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous they meet from 9:00am to 10:30am at Bend Church of the Nazarene. Info: www.foodaddicts.org

Shop Small Saturday
This Holiday season, the merchants and community of downtown Bend invite you to Small Business Saturday! Join our free passport event and be entered to win! We have over $2,000 in prizes to give away! Free. Info: 360-393-8992

Sunriver Resort Holiday Marketplace
The 16th Annual Sunriver Resort Holiday Marketplace Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am to 4:00pm is a must see! This annual arts and crafts show attracts local and regional artists displaying their finest creations. Items include pottery, jewelry, fine arts, textiles, metalwork, woodworking, soaps and lotions, stained glass and so much more! There will also be a Silent Auction benefitting the nonprofit Wonderland Express. Info: 541-593-1000

Holiday Village Market
The Holiday Village Market features vendors selling from old- world-styled kiosks as well as vendor spaces in Redmond’s Centennial Park. The event is held from 11:00am to 5:00pm Saturday and Sunday within an environment that’s reminiscent of a holiday scene from yesteryear. Info: 541-923-5191

Sunday November 26

Season of Giving
You can give the gift of life, donate platelets 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

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