Community Calendar

The KPOV Community Calendar is a way to keep up with events in our community.  The Calendar airs on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10AM, 3PM, and 8PM.

You can also read the week’s events at any time, here on our website!

To submit events for the KPOV community calendar, please email the date, time, and details to events@kpov.org at least two weeks in advance.  (You can also submit it here for inclusion in our community announcement file for DJs to read.)

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

 

 

May 21 – 27, 2018

Monday May 21

Health Food Health Planet
Join 350 Deschutes and VegNet, 6:00pm at Trinity Episcopal Church, for some of the best VEGAN food in Central Oregon. You’ll be in great company. Professionals will have a short educational panel. Beverages provided. Try to bring your own plate, utensils and beverage cup, although we’ll have extras. Gluten free options will be available. Kids are welcome, and are free, along with Students up to age 20, with valid ID. RSVP: www.350deschutes.org

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

Know Heritage – Camp Abbot
6:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library learn about Camp Abbot, the western-most engineer replacement training center of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during WWII. Mimicking the European landscape, the surrounding terrain and the swift-flowing Deschutes River was deemed perfect for training 90,000 young soldiers how to build and demolish bridges. Freelance writer and local historian Tor Hanson is passionate about history, especially Central Oregon’s history. He is a board member of the Deschutes Historical Society and the editor of the society’s monthly newsletter, The Homesteader. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Gift of Life
Be someone’s hero, donate blood the gift of life 11:00am to 5:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 12:30pm to 5:30pm at Faith Christian Center, 1:30pm to 6:30pm at Sunriver Library, or blood platelets 11:00am to 5:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Becoming Leonardo
6:00pm at Wille Hall Author and COCC Writing Instructor, Mike Lankford discusses what inspired him to write his latest book, Becoming Leonardo, a Da Vinci biography that made the Wall Street Journal’s Top 10 Nonfiction Book list of 2017. Lankford set out to take a fresh look at Da Vinci’s life all the while considering what society was really like during the Renaissance in Italy. Lankford will talk about how he was able to strip away centuries of historical varnish to reveal details about Da Vinci, a man he describes as a “human being solving ordinary problems,” and will discuss what Modern America can learn from history. Sponsored by Brooks Resources Corporation, ASCOCC and OSU-Cascades Student Fee Committee.

Tuesday May 22

Active Tectonics of the Pacific Northwest
Join Ray Wells, Research Geologist Emeritus, U.S Geological Survey and the Central Oregon Geoscience Society at Deschutes Brewery Tap Room at 7:00pm to learn why Oregon has been slowly rotating clockwise over geologic time. Ray Wells will present current understanding of active tectonics in the Pacific Northwest and the role that crustal rotation plays in the Cascade volcanoes and in shallow crustal faults in the Northwest urban corridor.

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 at the Sisters Library and 1:30pm 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 at the Downtown Bend Library from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 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/

Know Heritage – Redmond City Hall Project
6:00pm at Redmond City Hall listen to a discussion put on by City of Redmond officials on the story of how the 1922 high school became a new city hall for the community, including how the City ultimately decided to remodel the historic building, the design process, and details on how construction occurred, including several surprises during the process, followed by a tour of the building. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Nature Journaling
6:00pm join the Deschutes Land Trust and hiker and passionate journaler, Kolby Kirk, for an evening of learning tips and techniques for keeping a journal while exploring nature! We’ll spend the last light of the day at Indian Ford Meadow Preserve discussing ways of seeing and recording the landscape as well as sketching flora/fauna for later identification. No journaling experience needed. Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nature-journaling-indian-ford-meadow-preserve-registration-44120635007

Whose Land? Community Conversation
Public lands are part of our national heritage, belonging to us and to future generations. 6:00pm at the High Desert Museuym join Curator of Natural History Louise Shirley and Curator of Western History Laura Ferguson for a discussion of public lands and their management. Who benefits from the existence of public lands? Are National Parks America’s “greatest idea,” as Wallace Stegner claimed? What value do public lands hold and what do we hope for their future? 6:00 pm, doors open 5:45 pm Museum café will be open for food and drinks Members $3, non-members $7 Info: https://www.highdesertmuseum.org/

Leadership Bend
5:00pm at Currents enjoy drinks and appetizers while we reminisce about all the wonderful “then and now” moments with guest educators and Leadership Bend (LB) graduates over the last 25 years! Plus, be the first to see the unveiling of the NEW Leadership Bend logo! OPEN to the general public, all alumni, guest-educators,
friends, family and co-workers! Register: https://bendchamber.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/7262

Gift of Life
Be someone’s hero, donate blood the gift of lfe 12:00pm to 6:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 11:30am to 3:30pm at St. Charles Med. Redmond, or 11:00am to 4:00pm at St. Charles Madras. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Happy Hour in the Garden
Volunteer for an hour or two in The Environmental Center’s Learning Garden and be rewarded with beverages during our weekly volunteer drop in series! May’s beverages are sponsored by Worthy Garden Club & Brew Dr. Kombucha. Each week volunteers drop in and help maintain the garden through weekly tasks that shift throughout the growing season, in addition to special projects that pop up as needed. Happy Hour in the Garden is every Tuesday from 4-6 pm, May through August. No experience necessary, families welcome.

Nonprofit Resource Roundup
8:45am to 12;00pm at Midstate Electric Cooperative is an opportunity for staff, board members and volunteers of nonprofit organizations to network with other nonprofit organizations in the region. Learn about resources, grant opportunities and more. Info: https://nonprofitoregon.org/civicrm/event/info?id=3049&reset=1

Supporting Student Mental Health and Wellness
Supporting Student Mental Health and Wellness 5:30pm at Sky View Middlw School. The interactive event will go over current efforts within the Bend La-Pine school district to support the mental health and wellness of its students and will feature break-out sessions. Info: 541-355-1005

Victoria Price Author Event
6:00pm at Roundabout Books an evening and book signing with Victoria Price, author of The Way of Being Lost: A Road Trip to My Truest Self. Despite doing “all the right things” to successfully rebuild her life and her finances after a period of deep personal and professional turmoil where she lost almost everything, Victoria Price still felt something profoundly missing from her life. Her new book is a heartfelt, candid account of rediscovering her joy and purpose after years of struggle, confusion and hopelessness. http://www.roundaboutbookshop.com/event/author-event-victoria-price

Wednesday May 23

Fancy Plants: Native or Not?
If you’ve been wondering, “What’s that flower I’m seeing when I’m out on a trail?” then this is the talk for you. Join botanists from the Deschutes National Forest for a flower-full discussion about native plants. Then we’ll get into the weeds and learn about species that thrive here but are invasive. Program from 6:30 – 7:30 pm; Door at 6:00 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church.

Library Book Club
5:30pm at the Sisters Library join the Library Book Club to discuss Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Whychus Canyon Preserve Hike
10:00am join the Deschutes Land Trust and Nancy Chaffee for a spring hike at Whychus Canyon Preserve. We’ll follow a trail through juniper forests down to Whychus Creek, hike along the creek and then back up again. Along the way we’ll watch for wildflowers, look for signs of wildlife, and take in the scenic views. Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whychus-canyon-preserve-hike-registration-44900702209

Santiam Wagon Road Walk
4:00pm join the Deschutes Land Trust and Kelly Madden to explore the 150-year old Santiam Wagon Road at Whychus Canyon Preserve. Hike back in time and imagine traveling west in a wagon train to transport wool from Eastern Oregon to the Willamette Valley, or east to graze livestock on the grasses of the desert. Explore the site of an early homestead and the signs and symbols still visible along the trail today, helping to tell the story of travel and commerce in the high desert. Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/santiam-wagon-road-walk-whychus-canyon-preserve-registration-44900924875

Suicide Prevention Training
QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) will be offered by Oregon State University Extension Family and Community Health program to interested adults and teens. QPR, an evidence-based training program, is intended to offer hope through positive action. Participants who would like to be equipped with skills to help individuals that may be in need of some help and hope are invited to join one of two, free training sessions on May 24. Participants may pre-register for the 2:00 to 3:30 PM or 6:00 to 7:30 PM sessions at the OSU Extension/Deschutes County office at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required. Please contact OSU Extension at 541-548- 6088 by May 23. QPR sessions are free.

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

Electric Vehicle Workshop
5:30pm at The Environmental Center is your one-stop shop to get all your electric vehicle questions answered with a short presentation and Q&A with an EV owner and the Nissan dealership. You’ll get the low-down on what it’s like to drive an EV for everyday living–yes, in the snow and ice, for adventures, and for travel. This workshop will also cover available tax credits and rebates that total up to $13,000 right now due to our partnership with Smolich Nissan to create a great group-buy program! Learn more about electric vehicles on The Energy Challenge website. http://theenergychallenge.org/

Tri County Bicycle and Pedestrian Summit
The Tri County Bicycle and Pedestrian Summit is from 9:00am to 2:00pm at Meadow Lakes Golf Course & Restaurant. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Free tickets and agenda are available here. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tri-county-bicycle-and-pedestrian-summit-2018-tickets-45621218292

Gift of Life
Be someone’s hero, donate blood the gift of lfe 11:00am to 5:00pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 8:45am to 2:45pm at Madras High School, or blood platelets 11:00am to 5:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Central Oregon Community College Career Fair
10:00am to 1:00pm at COCC Redmond is an opportunity to network with Central Oregon employers and learn about employment opportunities. Info: http://cocc.edu/

Thursday May 24

A Geobotanical tour of Central Oregon
6:30pm at the Bowman Museum a Free Lecture Series: Of Plants and Rocks and Peoples: A Geobotanical tour of Central Oregon By Stu Garrett, a Botany, Agriculture Plant Science, Researcher COCC. Oregon’s diverse plant life is a result of its diverse geology. Stu will take us on a journey to explore the wide variety of Central Oregon’s botanical treasures and learn how they relate to the spectacular landscape that surrounds us. We will learn about some of Oregon’s rarest plant species, including some only found in Crook County!

Know Heritage – Author Gregory Nokes
12:00pm at the Redmond Library and 6:00pm at the East Bend Library Gregory Nokes shares his new book “The Troubled Life of Peter Burnett: Oregon Pioneer and First Governor of California.” Hear the story from R. Gregory Nokes, author of “Breaking Chains: Slavery on Trial in the Oregon Territory,” published by Oregon State University Press. “Breaking Chains” was a finalist for the 2014 Oregon Book Award for non-fiction and was number 6 that year in The Oregonian’s ranking of the top ten new books in the Pacific Northwest. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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

Lake Creek Trail Hike
9:30am join the Deschutes Land Trust and David Miller for a hike on the Lake Creek Trail at the Metolius Preserve. We’ll hike through the Preserve’s ponderosa forests and follow Lake Creek on our way to Suttle Lake. Learn about the fascinating plant life of the Metolius region where the wetter plants of the western Cascades blend with our drier eastside forests. Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lake-creek-trail-hike-metolius-preserve-registration-43941658684

Nature Journaling
6:00pm join the Deschutes Land Trust and hiker and passionate journaler, Kolby Kirk, for an evening of learning tips and techniques for keeping a journal while exploring nature! We’ll spend the evening exploring Whychus Canyon Preserve and discussing ways of seeing and recording the landscape and sketching flora/fauna for later identification. No journaling experience needed. Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nature-journaling-whychus-canyon-preserve-registration-44120885757

Introduction to Electric Vehicles
5:15pm at the Jefferson County Library in Madras is your one-stop shop to get all your electric vehicle questions answered with a short presentation and Q&A with an EV owner and the Nissan dealership. You’ll get the low-down on what it’s like to drive an EV for everyday living–yes, in the snow and ice–and for adventures and travel. This workshop will also cover available tax credits and rebates that total up to $13,000 right now due to our partnership with Smolich Nissan to create a great group-buy program! Learn more about electric vehicles on The Energy Challenge website. Come grab a glass of kombucha compliments of Humm Kombucha and find out if an electric vehicle might just be in your future! Stick around from 6:15-7:00 to learn how you can power your electric car with a solar system on your roof! Please RSVP to let us know you’re coming! http://theenergychallenge.org/

Solar Workshop
6:15pm at the Jefferson County Library join The Energy Challenge to get an idea of costs and available incentives for going solar. You’ll learn about current technology and get to meet the qualified contractors who can help you get the job done! Come grab a glass of kombucha compliments of Humm Kombucha and find out if your home is a good fit for solar. There will be lots of time for Q&A to get all of your solar questions answered! Please RSVP to let us know you’re coming! http://theenergychallenge.org/

Soaring Sights of Smith Rock State Park
8:00am join Oregon State Park interpretive ranger, OSU Master Naturalist, and ONDA member David Vick for a FREE hike up the Wolf Tree Trail at Smith Rock State Park. Hikers will view nesting raptors and be treated to the sight of this spring’s eaglets. While the emphasis of the hike will be on the winged denizens of Smith Rock, David will also share his knowledge of native plants and their traditional uses and the Park’s geologic history. Picnic lunch will be provided. Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/soaring-sights-of-smith-rock-state-park-tickets-44883888920?ref=emmab07359cz5075b59c

Gift of Life
Be someone’s hero, donate blood the gift of lfe 8:00am to 1:30pm at Redmond High School, or blood platelets 10:30am to 5:00pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Bend Oregon Outrigger
John Evon Gaertner is the president of Bend Oregon Outrigger, which is a nonprofit organization that promotes the sport of outrigger canoe paddling. It has been part of the Bend athletic scene for nearly 20 years. 2:00pm at Touchmark at Mt. Bachelor Village John will talk about the club and the physical benefits of the sport. The focus of the club is development of both beginner and advance athletes in the sport of Polynesian style outrigger paddling.
This event is open to the public there is no charge, but seating is limited. Call Anne Wilson at Touchmark (541-383-1414) to RSVP.

Regional Public Transit Advisory Committee
There will be a public meeting of the Regional Public Transit Advisory Committee from 10 am to 12 pm at COIC Administrative Offices, located at 334 NE Hawthorne Ave. Agenda topics include: A public comment period, City of Bend planning project updates, and Cascades East Transit’s (CET) proposed service modifications (effective July 1, 2018) which may result in reductions in some fixed-route services. The agenda, meeting materials, and information about how to provide comments will be posted at http://cascadeseasttransit.com/about/rptac/

Friday May 25

Facebook for Beginners
2:00pm at the Redmond Library learn about popular social networking sites, and get started with your own facebook account. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Bird Surveyor Training
9:00am at Camp Polk Meadow Preserve you can become an official bird surveyor for the Deschutes Land Trust! Bird surveyors record species and number of birds at our Preserves so that we can monitor avian populations and the effects of our restoration efforts. You don’t have to be an expert at bird ID to be a surveyor, learning to ID birds as you survey is part of the fun! Bird surveyors volunteer as many days a year as they like. We ask for a commitment of at least one survey a month from May – September to volunteer for this program. Contact: https://www.deschuteslandtrust.org/about-us/contact-us

Gift of Life
Be someone’s hero, donate blood the gift of lfe 8:30am to 2:00pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 9:30am to 2:30pm at City of Redmond, or blood platelets 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Author Jennifer Chamber Presentation
6:30pm at Paulina Springs Books in Sisters, author and advocate Jennifer Chambers will share her book “Abigail Scott Duniway and Susan B. Anthony in Oregon: Hesitate No Longer.” Duniway was an early suffragist fighting for women’s right to vote in Oregon. In the spring of 1871, Duniway was on a business trip in San Francisco to purchase stock for her millinery store when she had the opportunity to meet Susan B. Anthony. They struck up a friendship and a campaign to ensure the right to vote for women nationwide. Chambers enjoys writing about strong people with bold stories. Info: (541) 549-0866 www.paulinasprings.com

Saturday May 26

Pioneer Day at Tetherow Homestead
At Noon all ages are invited to celebrate Redmond Park and Recreation District’s special event at the historic Tetherow Homestead. Learn about the history of the homestead and river crossing, and our plans for the coming restoration. There will be games, a Pioneer general store, storytelling, and mountain man skills for kids, as well as site tours, Central Oregon oral histories, and an info about genealogy research. Tetherow Homestead is the site of the oldest residential structure in Deschutes County. A.J. Tetherow filed a claim in 1877 and according to historical records he operated a cable ferry on the Deschutes until the first bridge was built in 1885. Over the years there has been a brewery, a blacksmith shop, and an inn. The day will include tours of the property, demonstrations of heritage skills, crafts, and games. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Restoration Tour
9:00am join the Deschutes Land Trust and David Miller for an update on the restored Whychus Creek at Camp Polk Meadow Preserve. Five years after the restoration, Whychus Creek is making itself at home and the once dry meadow is springing back to life. Walk the restored meadow and see the robust streamside vegetation that has taken root, the paths the creek has chosen to follow, and how the restoration project has improved habitat for fish and wildlife. Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/restoration-tour-camp-polk-meadow-preserve-registration-43494171237

Intermediate Mountain Bike Ride
10:00am join the Deschutes Land Trust and Gary ‘Gus’ Gustafson for a 6-8 mile intermediate mountain bike ride at the Metolius Preserve. Visit all three sections of the forested 1,240-acre Metolius Preserve following singletrack trails and dirt roads. Along the way we’ll stop in various locations and talk about the many hidden qualities of the Preserve, including habitat types, animal and bird species present, fish passage, vegetation, and other interesting tidbits. Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intermediate-mountain-bike-ride-metolius-preserve-registration-44925430171

Whychus Canyon Preserve Hike
10:00am join the Deschutes Land Trust and Jane Meissner for a spring hike at Whychus Canyon Preserve. Soak up spring as you explore ancient juniper groves and search for spring wildflowers like balsamroot or pale blue flax. Enjoy hiking beneath ancient junipers while you make your way to a rocky outcrop with panoramic views of mountain peaks and then on down to the banks of Whychus Creek. Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whychus-canyon-preserve-hike-registration-44925888542

Barks and Rec Fundraiser
The Barks and Rec fundraiser hosted by The Bend Spay and Neuter Project is set to take from 11-5, at Drake Park. A beer garden courtesy of Immersion Brewing, live music by Popcorn as well as the stylin sounds of DJ Flip Flop will liven up this already crazy fun event. Come enjoy the festivities and be sure to enter your dog in one or more contests, including: best smile, best hair, best voice, best kisser, best trick, owner/dog look alike and a pie eating contest! Local business vendors, Food Vendors and adoptable pets will round out this fabulous day. http://www.bendsnip.org/

Gift of Life
Be someone’s hero, donate blood platelets the gift of life 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

BBCO BBQ & Car Show
Battle Buddies of Central Oregon (BBCO) is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to prevent soldier suffering and suicide. Come on over to the Bend Elks Lodge from 9:00am to 3:00pm for some wonderful food, awesome cars, great music, and cool raffle prizes and auction items. Bring your family and friends and help support our mission of changing lives through canine companionship and training. http://battlebuddiesco.org

Women’s Only Self Defense Seminar
10:00am at Clark’s University of Martial Arts is a free Women’s Only Self Defense Seminar that will focus on standing techniques such as punches, kicks, knees and elbows. This event is co-hosted with local company called Guardian Group. Guardian Group helps fight human trafficking by bringing awarness to the public here in Bend. You will learn about human trafficking that goes on in our area as well as how to spot human trafficking. This seminar is suitable for girls ages 14 and up. Register: https://member-site.net/VIP/default.aspx?FE-iGWGWBi-XihMb

Sunday May 27

Bird Walk
8:00am join the Deschutes Land Trust and Jan Rising for a bird walk at one of Central Oregon’s birding hot spots–Camp Polk Meadow Preserve. Tune your ear and focus your binoculars as you stroll around Hindman Springs and into the meadow, watching for warblers in the willows and woodpeckers working the pine groves. More than 160 species of birds have been observed at the Preserve–see how many you can find! Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bird-walk-camp-polk-meadow-preserve-registration-44926285730

Gift of Life
Be someone’s hero, donate blood platelets the gift of life 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Dog Day in May
Dog Day in May, 11:00am to 3:00pm at the Village at Sunriver, is a popular event with local and traveling dogs, and their human companions. Start the day with the Bark of Life 5k Poker Dog Walk/Run. Then join the canine festivities at the Village. J.D. Platt and the K9 Kings will be performing at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm!! Enter your dog in the amateur dog talent contest. Visit the numerous dog related vendors will be on hand offering a range of canine products and services. The Humane Society of Central Oregon will offer dogs for adoption so families can bring home a new companion. https://www.villageatsunriver.com/event/dog-day-in-may/

Memorial Day Campground Parade
Bring your bike, scooter, wagon, dog or favorite family member and celebrate at Cove Palisades State Park Memorial Day Parade. Decorating 8:30 – 9:30 am (Decorations are provided.) Parade 9:30 am.

May 28 – June 3, 2018

Monday May 28

Central Oregon Labor Chapter Monthly Meeting
The Central Oregon Labor Chapter Monthly Meeting is at 5:30pm at Central Oregon Social Justice Center. They are of a coalition of labor, worker’s rights groups, and community groups. Faith groups and others welcome.

You’re Needed
The Red Cross needs you! Save a life by donating a pint of blood platelets 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

We Are Remembering — Not Just A Number
Since Memorial Day 2008, our Central Oregon Community has come together to honor the memory of the U.S. Service persons killed in Afghanistan since 2001 and in Iraq since 2003. Because we are still engaged in these two theaters this year, our eleventh, we will read on. At Troy Field from 8:00am to 11:30pm a continuous reading of the name, age and hometown of every U.S. serviceperson killed in Afghanistan since 2001 and in Iraq since 2003. Those interested in volunteering for the event, please contact Tracy at 541-310-0701 or firstamendmentsightings@live.com.

Memorial Day Ceremony
Central Oregon’s largest annual Memorial Day Ceremony is at Deschutes Memorial Chapel and Gardens. The program, “Honoring our men and women in the military and the memory of all our loved ones who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country,” begins at 1pm. Speaker of the day will be Major Christopher Kerr, Executive Officer of the Army National Guard., followed by a program sponsored by VFW Post #1643.

Tuesday May 29

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

Happy Hour in the Garden
Volunteer for an hour or two in The Environmental Center’s Learning Garden and be rewarded with beverages during our weekly volunteer drop in series! May’s beverages are sponsored by Worthy Garden Club & Brew Dr. Kombucha. Each week volunteers drop in and help maintain the garden through weekly tasks that shift throughout the growing season, in addition to special projects that pop up as needed. Happy Hour in the Garden is every Tuesday from 4-6 pm, May through August. No experience necessary, families welcome.

Open Computer Lab
1:30pm 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

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 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 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

You’re Needed
The Red Cross needs you! Save a life by donating a pint of blood 1:30pm to 6:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 8:00am to 1:30pm at St. Charles Medical Center Bend. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Health and Spirituality Presentation
7:00pm at the East Bend Library Dr. Lynette C. Frieden will be presenting her insights on the mind-spirit-body connection based on her experience as a health practitioner.

Wednesday May 30

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

Santiam Wagon Road Walk
10:00am join the Deschutes Land Trust and Kelly Madden to explore the 150-year old Santiam Wagon Road at Whychus Canyon Preserve. Hike back in time and imagine traveling west in a wagon train to transport wool from Eastern Oregon to the Willamette Valley, or east to graze livestock on the grasses of the desert. Explore the site of an early homestead and the signs and symbols still visible along the trail today, helping to tell the story of travel and commerce in the high desert. Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/santiam-wagon-road-walk-whychus-canyon-preserve-registration-44926499369

Sunset Wander
7:30pm join the Deschutes Land Trust and Carol Wall at the end of the day for a relaxing wander at Indian Ford Meadow Preserve. Saunter through pine and juniper forest and experience sunset at one of the most iconic viewpoints in Central Oregon. Learn about the Land Trust’s flagship Preserve and how it was protected while you take in the beauty of snow-capped peaks in alpenglow. Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sunset-wander-indian-ford-meadow-preserve-registration-43488208402

Never Again, the Rohingya Story
“Never Again, the Rohingya Story” with Dr. John Rudoff a short documentary on the living conditions of the Rohingya Muslim refugees. Dr. Rudoff will start the Amnesty International meeting, 5:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library with this documentary and give background on the disenfranchisement of the Rohingya dating back to 1982. Lauren Fortgang, Policy Director of the Never Again Coalition will follow this up with the Postcard Campaign, part of the Burma Act to hold the Burmese soldiers accountable and to lobby our legislators to act to stop the ongoing Genocide and to provide aid to the Rohingya in the camps. Sign a Postcard save a Life. For more information please contact Phil at 541-388-1793 or phil@tiedyed.us

Wildflower Wild Wednesday
5:30pm at Broken Top Bottle Shop local photographer and wildflower expert M.A. Wilson will share her knowledge of the best hikes and the best wildflowers to see here in central Oregon. From the slopes of the Cascade mountains to high desert sage brush country, we’ll cover the best spring and summer hikes in central Oregon. Event is free and open to the public. Event put on by Oregon Wild. Contact: Sarah Cuddy, Oregon Wild. sc@oregonwild.org

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

Introduction to Electric Vehicles and Solar Workshop
Here’s your one-stop shop to get all your electric vehicle questions answered with a short presentation and Q&A with an EV owner and the Nissan dealership. 5:15pm at Crook County Library you’ll get the low-down on what it’s like to drive an EV for everyday living–yes, in the snow and ice–and for adventures and travel. Come grab a glass of kombucha compliments of Humm Kombucha and find out if an electric vehicle might just be in your future! Stick around from 6:15-7:00 to learn how you can power your electric car with a solar system on your roof! Get an idea of costs and available incentives for going solar. You’ll learn about current technology and get to meet the qualified contractors who can help you get the job done! Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/solar-workshop-prineville-tickets-45670705309?aff=TheEnvironmentalCenter

You’re Needed
The Red Cross needs you! Save a life by donating a pint of blood 11:00am to 4:00pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 9:00am to 2:00pm at St. Charles Medical Center Bend, 10:30am to 4:30pm at Highland Baptist Church, or blood platelets 11:00am to 5:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Hot New Perennials Happy Hour Class
Find out what’s new and exciting at Moonfire & Sun Garden Center! Learn about care and get ideas for integrating Hot New Perennials with other plants. All Happy Hour Classes include complimentary beer/wine! To sign up, stop by the garden center or call 541-318-6155 to reserve your spot.

Quantum Mechanics: Around Us and In Us
The rules of quantum mechanics describe the assembly and behavior of atoms, molecules for all materials, devices, tissues, and organs, from the smallest to the largest, the fastest to the slowest. 2:00pm at Touchmark the discussion will include how these quantum rules describe in what way atoms bind to form molecules, molecules to form tissues and organs that can communicate and transfer energy. Finally, we hope to illustrate the role of these rules in diagnostic processes such as X-ray, PET and MRI scans. Open to the public. There is no charge, but seating is limited. Call Anne Wilson at Touchmark (541-383-1414) to RSVP.

Senior Health & Fitness Day
Join over 100,000 older adults throughout the U.S. today as we celebrate the 25th annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day. Community Resources and vendors will be in the Lobby of the Bend Senior Center from 8:30-11:30 am. Fitness staff will conduct fitness assessments from 10:30-11:15 am.. “Meet the experts” Chris Lahay, Retired Physical Therapist will talk on “Aging and the Importance of Being Active” at 9:45 am. Dana Hillstrom, Retired Fitness Professional will talk on “Ways to Improve Your Balance” at 10:15 am. Join us for a fun and informative day. Phone: (541) 388-1133

Thursday May 31

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

Wildflower + Geology Hike
9:00am join the Deschutes Land Trust, Carol Moorehead, and Derek Loeb for a wildflower and geology themed hike around Coffer Ranch, a conserved private ranch outside of Prineville. We’ll hike along Mill Creek and enjoy scenic views of unique rock formations while learning more about the springs and wetlands the ranch protects. Then, we’ll head up into the hills to search for a myriad of native wildflowers including phlox, prairie star, balsamroot, and bitterroot. Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wildflower-geology-hike-coffer-ranch-registration-43486124168

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

8th Dean Hale Woodpecker Festival
The 8th annual Dean Hale Woodpecker Festival takes place in Sisters, Oregon from May 31- June 3. Festival participants have a choice of 20 guided tours in search of 11 different species of woodpeckers and 200 other birds. The East Cascades Audubon Society (ECAS) sponsors the Festival. Full day trips are $35 while half-day trips and the Night Owl Prowl are $25. In addition to the birding tours, the festival offers a native plants/birding tour on Saturday and, on Sunday, an opportunity to experience the bird banding of kestrels and bluebirds. The festival will sponsor an Owl Prowl on Saturday night as well as a social gathering at the Belfry in Sisters. Register: http://www.ecaudubon.org/dean-hale-woodpecker-festival

You’re Needed
The Red Cross needs you! Save a life by donating a pint of blood platelets 10:30am to 5:00pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

How Physical Therapy Can Benefit You
Join us for this presentation with physical therapist Kevin Lenoir. Kevin specializes in working with people who have neurologic and orthopedic conditions. His presentation will focus on mobility and the role physical therapy can play in improving balance and safety. The presentation will address fall risks as well as strategies to reduce falls. This event begins promptly at 2:15 at Touchmark. Open to the public. There is no charge, but seating is limited. Call Anne Wilson at Touchmark (541-383-1414) to RSVP.

Friday June 1

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

Artwalk
Join the First Friday Artwalk in downtown Bend to walk en masse to show Central Oregon the diversity of our communities and to celebrate our intersectionality. Starting at 5:30 p.m. we will meet at the Central Oregon Social Justice Center for a meet/greet with diversity organizations including the Latino Community Association, Human Dignity Coalition, Let’s Talk Diversity, and OUTCentralOregon. Come sit around picnic tables under the canopy enjoying great conversation, food, and beverages. Head on over to “Come As You Are Queeraoke” for some additional activities to kick off Pride Month!

You’re Needed
The Red Cross needs you! Save a life by donating a pint of blood 8:30am to 2:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 12:00pm to 5:30pm at Sisters Community Hall, or blood platelets 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Cove Palisades Kayak Tours
The 800-foot basalt cliffs rimming the Deschutes River arm of Lake Billy Chinook create a stunning backdrop for our guided kayak tour. Paddle with our interpretive staff and learn about local geology, area history and the plants and animals of the High Desert. Allow up to 3 hours for the tour, including pre-launch gear setup and post-launch check in. Bring your own snacks, drinking water, hat, footwear that can get wet, sunscreen, sunglasses and camera. Kayaks, paddles and PFDs provided. Cost: $25 Info: https://store.oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=v.dsp_item&itemId=162&eventId=5

Nursing Program Info Session
An information session from 9:00am to 10:00am is for those with interest in applying for the COCC Nursing Program. They will cover minimum requirements, application details, deadlines and more. Info: https://www.cocc.edu

Cove/COPY Fundraiser
5:00pm to 8:00pm at Broken Top Bottle Shop enjoy Doc Ryan on Acoustic Guitar, food and Raffle to raise funds to send “at risk” kids to camp. Cove/COPY works with the Central Oregon Partnerships for Youth, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Family Drug Court to identify kids that would benefit from a week at camp. All funds raised go to camperships for these kids. This year’s goal is to send 50 kids to camp.

Kathleen Valenit Author Presentation
6:30pm at Roundabout Books Kathleen Valenti will share her latest release in the Maggie O’Malley Mystery series, 39 Winks. A gripping page-turner with more twists than a surgeon’s suture, 39 Winks is a tale of lies, betrayals and greed that will keep you up at night—and looking over your shoulder. http://www.roundaboutbookshop.com/event/author-event-kathleen-valenti

Saturday June 2

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

Salmon Walk
10:00am join the Deschutes Land Trust and Rod Bonacker for a salmon walk at Whychus Canyon Preserve. Explore the towering cottonwood groves and quaking aspen with their vibrant spring leaves as you learn about the recently restored Whychus Creek and the efforts to restore salmon and steelhead in the region. Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/salmon-walk-whychus-canyon-preserve-registration-45104859850

Traditional Indigenous Arts Day
Join the High Desert Museum in celebrating the traditional Indigenous arts of the High Desert. Traditional art practitioners and culture keepers from the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs will demonstrate their skills. See demonstrations of traditional leatherwork, beadwork, basket weaving, cornhusk weaving and moccasin making. The artists will have some of their work for sale. 10:00 am – 2:30 pm Free with Museum admission. Info: https://www.highdesertmuseum.org

Preserving Traditional Indigenous Arts
What role do Indigenous traditional arts play in Native American culture? How do Indigenous communities preserve these arts and pass them down from generation to generation? How can we support Indigenous traditional arts practitioners? Join a group of traditional artists from the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs for a conversation moderated by Curator of Art and Community Engagement Andries Fourie to learn answers to these questions. 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the High Desert Museum. Members $3, non-members $5 Info: https://www.highdesertmuseum.org

Writers Writing – Zine Workshop
Noon at the Redmond Library join artist Demian DinéYazhi´ for an intro to zine making for teens and adults. Zines are a great way to get your ideas into the world using text, images, collage, and drawing. For this workshop, we’ll focus on making zines around the broad theme of plants. Bring any content (text, poems, images, plants, etc.) that you’d like to include in your zine or use the materials we have onsite. We’ll bring lots of plants found in Central Oregon for inspiration too. Connect your creativity to the natural world! Registration requested. Info: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org

You’re Needed
The Red Cross needs you! Save a life by donating a pint of blood 9:00am to 2:00pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, or blood platelets 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Oregon Senior Games
Competitors from around the country will gather in Bend for an unforgettable week of athleticism and fun. Spend your morning ​at the pickleball court, and follow it up in the afternoon by hitting the hiking trails. ​They play against peers in racquetball, then are rewarded with an afternoon of whitewater rafting and a tasty craft beer along the Bend Ale Trail. For more information https://www.visitbend.com/oregon-senior-games/

8th Annual Rip-N-Lips Invitational
One of the largest fundraisers for the The Wildland Firefighter Foundation is at the Prineville Reservoir Resort. There will be 120 live and silent auction items (everything from Hawaii Trips, guns, fishing, hunting, and camping equipment, spa packages, quilts, you name it we probably have it) We also have over 70 raffle bags and a couple major raffle items. Bridge 99 Brewery will be serving up the best beer around while Bad Boys BBQ will be smoking up some amazing food. We will have some killer live music by the Lookouts Band on Friday night and The Moss Brothers on Saturday. This is a family friendly event! Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1566875873404563/

Salmon Bake
Central Oregon Community College’s (COCC) annual Salmon Bake, an event organized by the First Nations Student Union (FNSU) will be held at the Bend campus’s athletic field from 11:00am to 3:00pm. This is a free community event with entertainment for the whole family. In addition to a silent auction of Native American arts and crafts to support the FNSU scholarship program, the Salmon Bake features hoop dancing, dancing and drumming from the Quartz Creek Dancers and a number of vendor tables. The meal is made possible by a generous donation of salmon from the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs’ Fish and Wildlife Committee. For more information, contact Michelle Cary, Native American program coordinator, at 541-318-3782 or mcary@cocc.edu.

Wear Orange
Bend will join communities across the nation and Wear Orange in recognition of those impacted by gun violence. Come meet survivors, community leaders, students, teachers, and parents in Central Oregon as we join together to honor victims and to demand a future free from gun violence. This local event 1:00pm at Troy Field in downtown Bend is an opportunity to learn the latest information on what is being done to improve gun safety in Oregon. The event is family friendly with orange popsicles, balloons, and crafts. Free gun locks are available along with literature on gun safety. Sponsored by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Search “wear orange bend” on Facebook for more information about the event.

We Were Here
Deschutes County Health Services Launches an ‘HIV Testing and Outreach Van’ with the Screening of Emmy-Nominated Documentary “We Were Here” 5:30pm at COCC with Special Guest Director David Weissman. This powerful film documents the Early Years of HIV/AIDS illuminating the Profound Personal and Community Issues Raised by the Epidemic as well as the Broad Political and Social Upheavals it Unleashed. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/170361383671379/

BendFilm Power of Film Fundraiser
Each year, BendFilm rallies support to continue our mission of using film’s unique power to unite the community and inspire social action. This fundraising event, 6:00pm at Unitarian Universalist of Central Oregon, includes the premiere of an originally produced emotionally-impactful film that showcases the life-transforming work of a fellow Central Oregon nonprofit. BendFilm is proud to announce that this year we will partner with the Bend Spay + Neuter Project to produce a film showing the human side of their inspirational story. Bend’s best caterers, beverage makers and musicians round out the event’s offerings. Info: https://bendfilmfundraiser.eventive.org/welcome

Redmond Rod & Gun Club Open Range
The Redmond Rod & Gun Club will host their annual Open Range event at the High Desert Shooting Sports Complex (HDSSC) from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Tickets are free and include one round of Trap or one round of Sporting Clays and one hour on the pistol or rifle range. There will be several demonstrations including Cowboy Action Shooting and firearm safety and practical skills taught specifically for women. Tours of the range will be offered. Food will be available for purchase. A resource center will offer information on everything from firearm safety to Redmond Rod & Gun Club memberships. The day will wrap up with a prize drawing.

Free Fishing
The first weekend in June is Oregon’s traditional Free Fishing Weekend. From 9:00am to 12:00pm at Wizard Falls Hatchery the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will give instruction from baiting the hook to landing the catch and more. Info: https://myodfw.com/articles/2018-free-fishing-days-and-events

Sunday June 3

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

Bird Surveyor Training
Become an official bird surveyor for the Deschutes Land Trust! Bird surveyors record species and number of birds at our Preserves so that we can monitor avian populations and the effects of our restoration efforts. You don’t have to be an expert at bird ID to be a surveyor, learning to ID birds as you survey is part of the fun! Bird surveyors volunteer as many days a year as they like. We ask for a commitment of at least one survey a month from May – September to volunteer for this program. Contact: https://www.deschuteslandtrust.org/about-us/contact-us

You’re Needed
The Red Cross needs you! Save a life by donating a pint of blood platelets 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. Info: https://www.redcrossblood.org

Eastbound & Around Ride
Join Bend Bikes at Whole Foods Market at 1:00pm for our annual Eastbound & Around Ride. It’s an excellent opportunity to discover Bend’s wonderful eastside off-street trails. There are two route options (one family-friendly) this year. Both include a mix of gravel and pavement on parts of the Larkspur and Coyner Trails. The event is free, but registration is required. Visit http://www.bendbikes.org/eastbound for details

Young Breast Cancer Survivor Network
The Young Breast Cancer Survivor Network, 10:00am at Locavore, is designed for young women cancer survivors diagnosed in their 40’s or younger regardless of your current age. Whether you have just been diagnosed, are still undergoing treatment or are several years out, join us to connect with others. Learn about available resources, educational speakers such as personal trainers, mediation specialists, Cancer ND’s, ect, ask questions, make new friends and be assured that you are not alone. Find out more information email Heather at fredericksonheather@gmail.com.

Book Riot Book Club
Join Roundabout Books at 3:30pm for Book Riot Book Club. We will be discussing “Braiding Sweetgrass” by Robin Wall Kimmerer. https://www.roundaboutbookshop.com/event/book-riot-book-club-5

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