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

 

 

November 12 – 18, 2018

Monday November 12

 

Live Your Dream
Applications for the “Live Your Dream” Awards offered by Soroptimist International of Bend, will be taken from October 1 until November 15, 2018. Applications are available online at www.sibend.org. A minimum of two $2000 educational awards will be given. One of the scholarships is specifically set aside for a Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) member in good standing meeting the award criteria. To qualify, the applicant must be a financially needy, head of household woman who is pursuing higher education. “LYDA” applicants must be entering into or enrolled in a college certificate/degree program. The money may be used for any educational expense including tuition, childcare, and/or transportation by the awardees.

Chef Farmer Mixer
How can High Desert Food & Farm Alliance, farmers, ranchers and chefs improve co-promotion of local food? How do we all decrease “local washing”? There will be a Local Food Expo from 3:30-4:30pm at Deschutes Brewery Tasting Room, 901 SW Simpson Ave, Bend, where farmers will be able to display their products to buyers. Cost: Free for HDFFA Directory Partners / $15 for non-Partners https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-chef-farmer-mixer-tickets-31140075805

Aural tradition singing group
Making beautiful sound together is our natural ability and birthright. Open Hub Singing Club meets 7-8:30pm every Monday thru December 17th at the First Presbyterian Church on 9th Street in Bend. Come help us revive a culture where singing is part of daily life!

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

Writers Working – Poetry for Prose Writers Part 2
This seminar, 5:30pm at the Downtown Bend Library, is designed to introduce writers (of any genre) to the practice of reading and writing poetry. We will pay particular attention to the craft elements foregrounded in poetry that can support work in prose. Be warned: you may fall in love with this wildly unmarketable art! In Part 2 participants will learn discuss line breaks and six ways in which they are used and leave with tools for revision. https://www.deschuteslibrary.org

Gift of Life
Give the gift of life! Donate blood 11:00am to 5:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center or blood platelets 11:00am to 5:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. https://www.redcrossblood.org

Honoring Veterans
Wear your red, white and blue to honor our nation’s veterans. We will write letters to veterans and enjoy patriotic crafts during Camp Fire’s celebration of the brave men and women who work to protect our country. 9:00am to 3:30pm at Samara Learning Center.
Our trained and professional staff strive to foster an encouraging, respectful environment. Every No School Day Camp is filled with fun games, engaging activities, new friends, and plenty of opportunities to explore and apply a growth mindset. Don’t wait to register! High-quality youth programs are in high demand and space is limited and many sell out quickly!
Open to all K-6th graders. Morning and afternoon extended care available.
https://www.ultracamp.com/info/sessionDetail.aspx?idCamp=610&idSession=196311&campCode=cfo

2018 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree
The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will make a special stop in Bend, at the Les Schwab Amphitheater from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Meet Smokey Bear and Father Christmas, get free hot chocolate from Strictly Organic Coffee Bar in the Old Mill District, free eggnog from Eberhard’s Dairy Products. Explore craft beer options from Deschutes Brewery, arts and crafts, living history characters, booths with local organizations and more.

Plus, event-goers are encouraged to sign banners on the sides of the Central Oregon Truck Company truck carrying the tree to wish it well on its journey to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Tuesday November 13

SCORE Small Business Counseling
Receive confidential business planning with a SCORE mentor 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Downtown Bend Library. Avoid time-consuming and costly mistakes by learning from someone who has “been there, done that.” SCORE business counselors will be available 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. https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Volcano Veggies
Noon at the Sisters Library and 6:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library, learn about Volcano Veggies, one of the world’s only certified organic indoor vertical aquaponic farms. Using 90% less water, Volcano Veggies grows the equivalent of two acres of lettuce in less than 200 square feet. But most importantly, their veggies taste delicious, are nutritious and last longer in your fridge. All year long, their lettuce and basil are freshly harvested and delivered directly to grocery stores in Central Oregon. Volcano Veggies looks forward to sharing their story and discussing the future of farming. https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

NeighborImpact’s Homeowner Open House
NeighborImpact is opening their doors to talk about different financial assistance programs available for homeowners. At this open house, individuals can come get information on how various programs may be able to help with their mortgage, whether they’re behind or struggling to make payments. Join us at our Bend NeighborImpact Office, 20310 Empire Ave Suite A100 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. This event is free and open to the public. More information, visit our webpage: www.neighborimpact.org/homeowner Call or email us at 541-323-6567 or homesource@neighborimpact.org

Downtown Bend: Coding Camp II – Style a Web Page
Play with the web programming languages HTML and CSS and JavaScript in a low stress, friendly environment. Learn more about your computer and how it works and build your confidence.
In Part III, 2:30pm at the Downtown Bend Library, participants will add interactive features to their web page using the programming language JavaScript.
This workshop is intended for beginners and will follow RailsBridge curriculum.
No prior knowledge is required. Registration is required. https://host5.evanced.info/deschutes/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=50713

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

Know Water – Taste the Difference with Volcano Veggies
Using 90% less water, Volcano Veggies grows the equivalent of 2 acres of lettuce in less than 200 square feet. But most importantly, their veggies taste delicious! All year long, their lettuce and basil are freshly harvested and delivered directly to most of the grocery stores in Central Oregon. They are more nutritious and last longer in your fridge. Volcano Veggies is the future of farming and they look forward to sharing their story. 6:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library. https://www.deschuteslibrary.org

The Classics Book Club
The Classics Book Club meets at 6:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library. They will be discussing Essays by Francis Bacon. Everyone welcome. https://www.deschuteslibrary.org

Community Climate Action Plan
The Climate Action Steering Committee (CASC) is working on a Community Climate Action Plan to implement the policy direction established by Council resolution in 2016. The Community Climate Action Plan goals are to establish a roadmap for the community to achieve fossil fuel use reductions of 40% by 2030 and 70% by 2050. Development of the Community Climate Action Plan calls for participation by the entire community. The goals are set, but how we get there is still being decided. We need community members and organizations to help us figure out how to do this for Bend.
The first meeting focused on understanding the objectives and barriers for the sector and this meeting, 4:00pm at Bend City Hall, will focus on identifying climate actions. https://www.bendoregon.gov/government/citizen-committees/climate-action-steering-committee

Sage Grouse and West Nile Virus
The greater sage grouse faces many pressures in the High Desert. West Nile virus, first detected in Oregon in 2005, is one lesser-known threat to this iconic bird of the sagebrush steppe ecosystem. Emily Weidner, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist, will discuss her research into this disease.
7:00 pm (Doors open at 5:30 pm)
Food and beverage sales in Father Luke’s Room help support this popular lecture series.
Seating is limited and RSVP is required.
Free http://13443.blackbaudhosting.com/13443/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=6f221563-dcd8-4402-9ccb-b23d8a0a6128

Gift of Life
Give the gift of life! Donate blood 1:30pm to 6:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center. https://www.redcrossblood.org


Wednesday November 14

Lawyer in the Library
Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers at the Downtown Bend Library. Advance registration for appointments opens at 10 a.m., 13 days prior to the date. Advance registration does not guarantee the time of appointment, which run every half hour from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
All registrants must arrive by 5:15 p.m. to secure their spot and receive their appointment time. If you are not here by 5:15 p.m., your appointment will be forfeited. If any walk-in spots are available they will be awarded by lottery. Lottery numbers will be handed out starting at 5 p.m. and drawn at 5:15 p.m. Register: https://host5.evanced.info/deschutes/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=50468

Bingo for Bend Spay & Neuter Project
Every Wednesday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Astro Lounge! $1 per bingo card. Winners take home half the pot, the rest goes to Bend Spay and Neuter Project! https://www.facebook.com/BendSnip/

The Reimagining and Rebirth of a Forgotten Creek
Noon at the Redmond Library hear the story of how Whychus Creek was conserved and is slowly, but surely, coming back to life. Presenter Brad Chalfant, Executive Director of Deschutes Land Trust, shares the story of Whychus Creek’s rehabilitation. He will discuss the degraded, mid-‘90s condition of the creek and how a unique partnership is bringing it back to life. Since 1995, the Deschutes Land Trust has protected more than 9,085 acres for wildlife, scenic views, and local communities. www.deschuteslibrary.org

What the River?
5:30pm at Trinity Episcopal Church join USFS hydrologist Jason Gritzner for a close look at the Upper Deschutes River. Jason will zoom in on the river today, how it’s changed through time, and the opportunities the future offers for river restoration. Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-the-river-upper-deschutes-hydrology-tickets-51781980297 Info: https://coalitionforthedeschutes.org/

Deschutes County League of Women Voters Redistricting Forum
Redistricting and gerrymandering are terms that we hear a lot but don’t understand very well. 6:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library hear from the League of Women Voters about potential reforms that will redefine our political districts and elect our government officials. A fair process benefits everyone regardless of party affiliation. http://www.lwvdeschutes.org/

Gift of Life
Give the gift of life! Donate blood 11:00am to 4:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center or blood platelets 11:00am to 5:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. https://www.redcrossblood.org

Thursday November 15

Bow Wow Bingo
Every Thursday from 6:30pm at 7th Street Brew House is’t Bow Wow Bingo. Great fun, food, brew, and a chance to win! The dogs and cats at Brightside Animal Center Appreciate your support! Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/305427183300629/

Author! Author!
7:00pm at Bend High School the Deschutes Public Library Foundation presents Sarah Vowell a New York Times bestselling author of seven nonfiction books on American history and culture. Her books include Unfamiliar Fishes, Assassination Vacation, The Wordy Shipmates and Lafayette in the Somewhat United States. Vowell is a contributing editor for This American Life and is also the voice of teenage superhero Violet Parr in Pixar Animation Studios’ The Incredibles. Info: www.deschuteslibrary.org

2018 Sustainability Awards
A limited number of tickets are now available for the 2018 Sustainability Awards 5:00pm at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Awards will be presented to a business, organization, and individual who are leading the way to a sustainable future. Special awards may also be given away. By showcasing local commitment to a healthy environment, vibrant economy, and an equitable society, this event will inspire even more sustainable action in Central Oregon.Early registration is encouraged as space is limited and this event will sell out. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-sustainability-awards-tickets-49670772618

Mirror Pond and the Water Pageant, 1933–1966
Lost to the past, for 33 years the residents of Bend staged the Mirror Pond Water Pageant, an impressive nighttime water parade of floats along the Deschutes River and Drake Park every Fourth of July. Noon at the Sunriver Library, discover the history of western pageantry and how this lost event helped put Bend on the map. Presenter Kelly Cannon-Miller is the Executive Director for the Deschutes Historical Museum located in Historic Reid School. www.deschuteslibrary.org

Get Ready, Get Set, Write!
Deschutes Public Library joins hundreds of libraries, book stores and community centers in November as they open their doors and host programs for writers. The library will follow the NaNoWriMo guidelines (50,000 words/200 pages) and will host weekly meetings at the East 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. NaNoWriMo participants can check in anytime between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the weekly meetups, or can stay for the full session. No registration is required. http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Dementia Conversations
When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. This program, 2:00pm at the La Pine Library provides tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can address some of the most common issues that are difficult to discuss: going to the doctor for a diagnosis or medical treatment, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans for future care. Register https://action.alz.org/personifyebusiness/events/alz/meetingregistration.aspx?productid=40921746

Climate Change: A Geologic Perspective
The Earth’s climate has changed in the past, and it will continue to change in the future. 6:30pm at Trinity Episcopal Church local favorite geologist Daniele McKay, PhD will dig into how ancient Oregon was shaped by changes in the climate, some occurring slowly over long periods of time, but other changes have been catastrophic. What can these periods of catastrophic change tell us about current climate change, and about the ability of Earth systems to recover? What are the implications and what can we learn from the geologic past?
PLUS our Fall Used Book Sale! Donate/bring 1-10 books in good condition at 6:00pm for sale before and after the program. Nature, Science, Fiction, Nonfiction, Children’s books, priced at $1-5 (cash/check only). https://oregon2.sierraclub.org/juniper-group

Most Likely to Succeed
The High Desert Education Service District will host a FREE community screening of the acclaimed film Most Likely to Succeed at 10 Barrel Brewing (East) from 5 to 8 pm. The film is part of a worldwide campaign to re-imagine education, offering an inspiring look at what students and teachers are capable of—if we have the vision and courage to transform our schools.
The purpose of this event is to foster meaningful discussion among educators, administrators, parents, students, business leaders and community members about how current obstacles can be overcome and steps towards change can be taken on a local level. Born out of these conversations is a community-wide commitment to moving forward; transformational initiatives are undertaken and real change is ignited. This event is open to the public. Please visit mltsfilm.org for more information about the film and movement.
The screening is co-sponsored by Construct Foundation and Education First.
To reserve a seat, please register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/most-likely-to-succeed-screening-discussion-tickets-51487270813. For additional information, contact Anna Higgins: anna.higgins@hdesd.org.

Transportation Working Working Group
The Climate Action Steering Committee (CASC) is working on a Community Climate Action Plan to implement the policy direction established by Council resolution in 2016. The Community Climate Action Plan goals are to establish a roadmap for the community to achieve fossil fuel use reductions of 40% by 2030 and 70% by 2050. Development of the Community Climate Action Plan calls for participation by the entire community. The goals are set, but how we get there is still being decided. We need community members and organizations to help us figure out how to do this for Bend.
The first of the two sector meetings focused on objectives, barriers, and equity considerations. The second of the two sector meetings will focus on identifying potential actions for the C-CAP. These meetings, 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Bend City Hall, are open to the public and any interested members of the community are invited to participate. https://www.bendoregon.gov/government/citizen-committees/climate-action-steering-committee

Beyond Gold Mountain
Beyond Gold Mountain: The Archaeology of Oregon’s Chinese Immigrant Diaspora, 6:00pm at the High Desert Museum.
Chelsea Rose, an archaeologist at Southern Oregon University Laboratory of Anthropology, will highlight her work at sites associated with railroad workers on the Oregon and California Line and miners working along the John Day River, Jacksonville’s Chinese Quarter and Chinese villages where individuals emigrated from. Her talk will cover regional history, archaeological findings and the investigatory approach that is revealing the transnational lives of Oregon’s early Chinese residents.
Museum café will be open for food and drinks from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
$7, Members receive 20% discount
Register: http://13443.blackbaudhosting.com/13443/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=6cdb66bd-83cd-4088-9f71-01e20097cfe4

Gift of Life
Give the gift of life! Donate blood 9:00am to 2:00pm at State and County Offices or blood platelets 10:30am to 5:00pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. https://www.redcrossblood.org

Wind Energy and Eagles
Endangered and protected avian and bat species casualties resulting from interactions with land based and offshore wind turbines is a wildlife and environmental concern. However, wind energy development is critical for meeting future goals of lower carbon emissions into the atmosphere. In this presentation, 6:30pm at The Environmental Center, Dr. Roberto Albertani will discuss engineering methods which provide automatic eagle detection and deterrent without affecting wind turbine operations thus rendering wind energy more friendly to raptors. Dr. Albertani is currently Associate Professor and Boeing Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Oregon State University, Oregon. His current research activities include design of micro air vehicles and small UAVs, bio flight-mechanics, wind energy- wildlife interactions and composites materials technologies. http://www.ecaudubon.org/

Worthy Brewing Company Event-Giving Back To Our Community
Oregon Mortgage Association presents Giving Back To Our Community. 100% of proceeds from this event will go towards Kôr Community Land Trust. Kôr is a nonprofit that seeks to make homeownership attainable for all of Bend’s hardworking citizens.
Cost: Raffles, Drinks, and Appetizers available for purchase.
Phone: (541) 330-8758
Tickets: info@korlandtrust.org
Event url: https://korlandtrust.org/about-kor/the-need

Memory Care Support Group
11:00am at Toluchmark join this open discussion about caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia and share tips and stories about your experience. Light appetizers served. This event is open to the public and there is no need to RSVP. Meetings recur the third Thursday of each month.
Phone: (541) 316-8445
Event url: www.touchmarkbend.com

Friday November 16

Quota’s 2018 Holiday Auction
Quota International of Central Oregon is an all-volunteer non-profit organization, empowering women, children, the deaf and hard-of-hearing, and people with speech difficulties in our community.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. at The Riverhouse Convention Center where your enening will include No-host bar, Wine Wall, Elegant plated dinner, Silent Auction, Raffle, Live Auction, and Dessert Dash.

Native Bees of Central Oregon
6:00pm at The Environmental Center welcome Andony Melathopoulos, OSU Assistant Professor of Pollinator Health Extension to discuss the native bees of Central Oregon!
Andony is an Assistant Professor in Pollinator Health Extension in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University. OSU’s work around pollinator health comes from mandates passed by the Oregon Legislature. He has four primary responsibilities: (1) training pesticide applicators on how to control pests while minimizing impacts to pollinators, (2) organizing a state-wide native bee survey (the Oregon Bee Atlas), (3) guiding residential beekeepers on how to prevent their honey bees from becoming a nuisance, and (4) hosting a weekly podcast on pollinator health (PolliNation). He also sits on the Steering Committee of the Oregon Bee Project, which coordinates pollinator health work across state agencies.
Registration is required for this free event – space is limited! http://www.cobeekeeping.org/event-3078424

Gift of Life
Give the gift of life! Donate blood 8:30am to 2:00pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 11:30am to 5:00pm at First Baptist Church Prineville, or blood platelets 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. https://www.redcrossblood.org

Free Friday Night Film
The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe is the free Friday Night Film, 7:30pm at Jefferson County Library Rodriguez Annex.
Desperate to protect his job from a bureaucratic rival, the head of the French secret service (Jean Rochefort) picks outs a stranger, François Perrin (Pierre Richard), from a Paris crowd and singles him out as a master spy who should be tracked very closely. In reality, François is an amiable, if clumsy, classical violinist whose complete obliviousness to the agents watching him only further convinces them that they have a major undercover operative in their sights.

Saturday November 17

Gift of Life
Give the gift of life! Donate blood 9:00am to 2:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center or blood platelets 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. https://www.redcrossblood.org

Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale
9:00am – 1:00pm at Trinity Episcopal Church.
Items for sale include handmade jewelry, wood crafts and quilted and hand knit items as well as an assortment of candy and baked goods. All proceeds will be going to Trinity Outreach to support worthy causes in Bend and around the world.

Grand Illumination
Join us 12:00pm to 7:30pm at Sunriver Resort for holiday fun for the entire family at our Grand Illumination tree lighting ceremony! This year’s event will include a visit from Santa, live music, children’s craft projects, train rides, Oregon Observatory telescope viewing, face painting, sleigh rides, works from select local artisan, huggable characters, fireworks and more. Grab a bite from local vendors or at one of our Resort restaurants. Live entertainment will take place outdoors on the main stage. https://www.destinationhotels.com/sunriver-resort/activities/bend-oregon-activities/grand-illumination

VegNet Potluck
Join central Oregon’s veg community at our monthly vegan potlucks! Socialize and learn about upcoming events. Please join our Facebook group “VegNet Bend Group” and Meetup group “VegNet Bend.” Third Saturday of every month at The Evironmenatal Center. https://www.facebook.com/VegNetBend/

Dog Adoption with Three Rivers Humane Society and Senior Dog Social
Join them at Mud Bay for an adoption event with Three Rivers Humane Society! This event will focus on adult and senior dogs, since November is Adopt a Senior Dog Month! There will also be a Senior Dog Social event where any senior dog is invited to come socialize, receive samples of senior friendly snacks, and get a FREE pawprint done with pet-safe ink.
The adoption event will be held 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., the Social will be from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sunday November 18

Gift of Life
Give the gift of life! Donate blood platelets 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. https://www.redcrossblood.org

Not Cho’ Grandma’s Bingo
Every Sunday morning, Silver Moon Brewing hosts their weekly BINGO event! Get together with your friends and play for a chance to win money… coin… denaro… cold hard CA$H! A large portion of all bingo sales will go to one of our favorite non-profits; the Deschutes County Search and Rescue Foundation.
Doors open at 10:30 AM. 1st game of BINGO will start at 11:00 AM! Games start at $1.00 and work towards $5.00 as the day goes on! Each week we average $1,000 in cash giveaways! Don’t miss out!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1137837939712047/

Central Oregon Accordion Club Concert
2:30pm at Aspen Ridge Retirement enjoy the Central Oregon Accordion Club in concert! Please visit the accordion club website for more info at https://fisarmonicats.wordpress.com/

2018 Source Poetry Contest Winners Reading
Hundreds of poems were submitted into this year’s Source/OSU-Cascades poetry contest—but only a few will emerge as the winning works. Join us 5:00pm at Roudabout Books as the winners of the 2018 poetry contest, along with OSU-Cascades Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program Director and published poet, Dr. Emily Carr, read from their works. https://www.roundaboutbookshop.com/event/2018-source-poetry-contest-winners-reading

November 19 – 25, 2018

Monday November 19

Get Ready, Get Set, Write!
Deschutes Public Library joins hundreds of libraries, book stores and community centers in November as they open their doors and host programs for writers. The library will follow the NaNoWriMo guidelines (50,000 words/200 pages) and will host weekly meetings at the East 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. NaNoWriMo participants can check in anytime between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the weekly meetups, or can stay for the full session. No registration is required. http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Aural tradition singing group
Making beautiful sound together is our natural ability and birthright. Open Hub Singing Club meets 7-8:30pm every Monday thru December 17th at the First Presbyterian Church on 9th Street in Bend. Come help us revive a culture where singing is part of daily life!

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

Give the Gift of Life
You have what it takes! Give the gift of life 11:00am to 4:30pm at Bend Blood/Platelet Donation Center. https://www.redcrossblood.org

350Deschutes Volunteer Meeting
Join 350Deschutes for our monthly volunteer meeting, 5:30pm at Wabi Sabi. We will be discussing the outcomes of the mid-term election, the Clean Energy Jobs Bill and other actions to take regarding climate policy and education in our community! RSVP to let us know you can make it. Email Carrie Mack at cmack@350deschutes.org with any questions. https://actionnetwork.org/events/350deschutes-november-volunteer-meeting/

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

Tuesday November 20

SCORE Small Business Counseling
Receive confidential business planning with a SCORE mentor 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Downtown Bend Library. Avoid time-consuming and costly mistakes by learning from someone who has “been there, done that.” SCORE business counselors will be available 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. https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

The Library Book Club
Noon at the East Bend Library discuss “Assassination Vacation” by Sarah Vowell. Part of our Author! Author! series. 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 1:30pm to 3:00pm at the Redmond Library. Use a library laptop or bring your own. No registration required. https://www.deschuteslibrary.org

Common Ground: People and Predators
Our relationship with predators such as cougars, eagles and wolves is ancient, complex and evolving. What role do predators play in the ecology and culture of the High Desert? What would an ideal coexistence with these animals look like to you? Curator of Natural History Louise Shirley will give a short, introductory presentation before leading a conversation among participants. Come to share your own thoughts and listen to other perspectives. The Museum’s new Common Ground series brings community members together to discuss important topics and hear different points of view in respectful and thoughtful ways.
High Desert Museum
$7, Members receive 20% discount
6:00 pm, doors open at 5:30 pm
Register: http://13443.blackbaudhosting.com/13443/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=959d6f10-9e99-4bc7-9a66-d0363b1dae57

Give the Gift of Life
You have what it takes! Give the gift of life 1:30pm to 6:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center or 11:00am to 4:30pm at LDS Redmond. https://www.redcrossblood.org

No School Day Camp: Make a Movie
Make props, get dressed up and record a movie with Camp Fire at this fun No School Day Camp! 9:00am at Samara Learning Center.
Our trained and professional staff strive to foster an encouraging, respectful environment. Every No School Day Camp is filled with fun games, engaging activities, new friends, and plenty of opportunities to explore and apply a growth mindset. Don’t wait to register! High-quality youth programs are in high demand and space is limited and many sell out quickly!
Open to all K-6th graders. Morning and afternoon extended care available.
https://www.ultracamp.com/info/sessionDetail.aspx?idCamp=610&idSession=196320&campCode=cfo

How to Restore Old Photographs
Genealogists love having pictures of their families, but all photographs usually need a little improvement. Some a lot more than others! At the FREE monthly meeting of the Bend Genealogical Society on Tuesday, November 20, you’ll see how using the tools in Photoshop and Lightroom can improve virtually anything in a photograph.
Professional photographer Robert Agli teaches digital photography and image editing. He will be sharing his knowledge with us. Examples of how old images can be revitalized will be featured.
Come, enjoy a morning cup of coffee, and lively conversation about genealogy. Plus, learn a lot about improving your family pictures. See you on November 20 at 10:00 a.m. at Williamson Hall.
The DNA INTEREST GROUP begins after the program meeting ends at 11:45 to Noon. If you are interested in DNA for Genealogy, you are welcome to stay for the interest group discussion. Bring a brown bag lunch, if desired. The DNA Group usually ends before 1:30 p.m.
The Bend Genealogical Society (BGS) is for anyone interested in their family history, beginners and experienced researchers alike. We want to help you.
Phone: 541-317-9553
Email: bgs@bendbroadband.com
Web site: http://www.orgenweb.org/deschutes/bend-gs/

Community Pints Nights
Oregon Natural Desert Association is the featured Community Pints Night nonprofit at Deschutes Brewery for the month of November! Join us at Deschutes Brewery Public House in downtown Bend on Tuesdays, November 20 and 27 to enjoy a beer while celebrating Oregon’s high desert. A portion of all beer proceeds from the evening will support high desert conservation. https://onda.org/event/community-pints-night/2018-11-20/

Wednesday November 21

Bingo for Bend Spay & Neuter Project
Every Wednesday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Astro Lounge! $1 per bingo card. Winners take home half the pot, the rest goes to Bend Spay and Neuter Project! https://www.facebook.com/BendSnip/

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group
1:00pm at Community Presbyterian Church you can build a support system with people who understand and can help you develop a plan, exchange practical information on care giving challenges and possible solutions. You can talk though issues and ways of coping, share feelings, needs and concerns. And learn about community resources.

Give the Gift of Life
You have what it takes! Give the gift of life 11:00am to 4:00pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 1:00pm to 6:00pm at United Methodist Church Madras, or 9:30am to 3:00pm at St. Thomas Catholic Church Redmond. https://www.redcrossblood.org

No School Day Camp: Movie Day
The premier of Camp Fire’s Make a Movie Day film. Campers will watch the movie made in the previous day’s camp. We will follow our camper-made movie up with some popcorn, crafts, and the showing of another kid-friendly movie for this chill out day before Thanksgiving.
Our trained and professional staff strive to foster an encouraging, respectful environment. Every No School Day Camp is filled with fun games, engaging activities, new friends, and plenty of opportunities to explore and apply a growth mindset. Don’t wait to register! High-quality youth programs are in high demand and space is limited and many sell out quickly!
Open to all K-6th graders. Morning extended care available.
https://www.ultracamp.com/info/sessionDetail.aspx?idCamp=610&idSession=196322&campCode=cfo

Thursday November 22

Bow Wow Bingo
Every Thursday from 6:30pm at 7th Street Brew House it’s Bow Wow Bingo. Great fun, food, brew, and a chance to win! The dogs and cats at Brightside Animal Center Appreciate your support! Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/305427183300629/

Give the Gift of Life
You have what it takes! Give the gift of life 10:30am to 5:00pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. https://www.redcrossblood.org

Redmond Turkey Trot 5K & 10K
9:00am at Deschutes County Fairgrounds have fun Thanksgiving morning running through the high desert! New location this year provides a course with a combination of pavement and dirt trails. Prizes for age group winners & costume winners too. Run hard, win prizes and enjoy a slice of pie after crossing the finish line!
NEW free kids run – chase the running turkey and pluck a feather to win a prize! Your entry includes a long-sleeve T-shirt, swag bag with cool stuff and post-race food!
Your support and generosity will benefit BRIGHT EYES, BRIGHT FUTURE – whose mission is to bring eye care to children in under-served communities. Proceeds will help provide mobile equipment, supplies and eye wear to children in remote areas of the world.
http://www.redmondturkeytrot.com/

I Like Pie Run
Don’t miss a marvelous Turkey Day tradition, Bend’s famous I Like Pie fun run on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 22 at 9 a.m. Choose from a flat and fast 5K around the Deschutes River or a family-friendly 1.5-mile loop, both of which start and finish in the Old Mill District’s Center Plaza. Better yet, you’ll earn some post-race pie and all proceeds from the run go to NeighborImpact and Girls on the Run. Entrants are encouraged to bring 5lbs of non-perishable food per person to donate.
https://www.oldmilldistrict.com/blog/events/i-like-pie-run/

Friday November 23

Give the Gift of Life
You have what it takes! Give the gift of life 8:30am to 2:30pm at Bend Blood Donation Center, 10:30am to 3:30pm at Eagle Crest Resort, or blood platelets 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. https://www.redcrossblood.org

Sunriver Turkey Trot 5K
At 10:00am work off that Thanksgiving feast at our annual 5K Turkey Trot Fun Run/Walk supporting the Neighborhood Impact program. We will be hosting a Thanksgiving-themed costume contest this year with prizes for the most decked-out individuals.
Sign up for the Turkey Trot 5K here! https://www.destinationhotels.com/sunriver-resort/activities/bend-oregon-activities/turkey-trot-5k

Wonderland Express Silent Auction
A silent auction to benefit Central Oregon nonprofit Wonderland Express will be held during the two-day long Holiday Marketplace at Sunriver Resort. Items have been donated by the artisans during the show.
Phone: (541) 593-4405
Event url: www.wonderlandexpress.org

Pinochle
Do you like to play Pinochle? Come join in our game 1:00pm at the Bend Senior Center.

Holiday Village Market
Centennial Park corner of SW Seventh Street and Evergreen Avenue
Redmond, OR. Featuring local artist, artisans, crafters, nonprofits and more 11:00am to 5:00pm. https://www.visitredmondoregon.com/holiday-village-market#!event-register/2018/11/23/holiday-village-market

Saturday November 24

The Nutcracker A Child’s Tale
Students from Academie de Ballet Classique are cast in The Nutcracker A Child’s Tale. The Stahlbaum’s prepare their home for their Christmas celebration. Families arrive with gifts and the celebrations begin with dancing. Drosselmeyer arrives to surprise his goddaughter, Clara. Clara receives a special gift, a beautiful nutcracker doll. After the party, Clara falls asleep dreaming of her Nutcracker doll, who turns into a Cavalier Prince. He introduces her to the Queen of the Kingdom of Sweets and the Sugar Plum Fairy. Clara watches soldier dolls fight mice. Snowflakes flurry about as she travels to the land of many sweets. We hope you enjoy this timeless magical tale.
WHERE: 1PM and 6PM Tower Theatre. http://www.towertheatre.org, 541-317-0700, 835 NW Wall St, Bend
TICKET URL: https://tickets.towertheatre.org/showeventslist.aspx?shcode=0de886fe-d7c8-e811-80f4-005056080889
TICKET PRICES: Reserved Seating $21 Adults, $11 Students, $7 children under 6, (plus fee)

Give the Gift of Life
You have what it takes! Give the gift of life 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. https://www.redcrossblood.org

A Course in Miracles
This a group for mind training on how to see differently in life. A way to see through the eyes of love rather than fear. We will meet twice a month on Saturdays, 10:00am at St. Charles Bend South Clinic. We read from a Course in Miracles followed by discussion. Email tomlisah@hotmail.com or call Lisa for more info at 760-208-9097.

Canasta
Do you want to get together, play canasta and make new friends?
Game will be from 10:00 am –1:00 pm at the Bend Senior Center. All are welcome to attend. SocialActivity Fee applies.

Holiday Village Market
Centennial Park corner of SW Seventh Street and Evergreen Avenue
Redmond, OR. Featuring local artist, artisans, crafters, nonprofits and more 11:00am to 5:00pm. https://www.visitredmondoregon.com/holiday-village-market#!event-register/2018/11/23/holiday-village-market

Sunday November 25

Post-Turkey Day Hike
Ready to hike off all that turkey and pie? Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Carol Moorehead at 11:00am for a hike to explore Whychus Canyon reserve. We’ll follow the trail through juniper forests, enjoying the crisp, cool temperatures of late fall. Explore rock outcroppings while taking in the sweeping view of the canyon and Whychus Creek flowing below.
Hike Rating: This is a moderate 4-mile hike on the Whychus Canyon Preserve hiking trails.
Free. Please register online at https://11-25-18-wcp-turkey.eventbrite.com/

Give the Gift of Life
You have what it takes! Give the gift of life 7:00am to 1:30pm at Bend Platelet Donation Center. https://www.redcrossblood.org

Not Cho’ Grandma’s Bingo
Every Sunday morning at 10:30am Silver Moon Brewing hosts their weekly BINGO event! Get together with your friends and play for a chance to win money… coin… denaro… cold hard CA$H! A large portion of all bingo sales will go to one of our favorite non-profits; the Deschutes County Search and Rescue Foundation.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1137837939712047/

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