Community Calendar

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

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

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

The calendar crew:

Writer: Randy Harano
Monday voice: Brian Johnson
Wednesday voice: Randy Harano
Friday voice: Toni Colotte

April 24 – 30, 2017

Monday April 24

Give the Gift of Life
Give the gift of life! Donate your blood or platelets from 11:00am to 5:30pm at the Bend Blood Donation Center or 12:00pm to 6:00pm at St. Joseph Catholic Church Prineville. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Dine Out to End Domestic Violence
Global Fusion is hosting a Dine Out to End Domestic Violence
donation day, giving back a portion of the day’s proceeds to Saving Grace. They also feature vegan and gluten-free options and a full bar. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/394713734232880/

Redmond Candidate Forum
The Redmond Candidate Forum is at 6:30pm at Highland Baptist Church. The forum will feature candidates for Redmond School Board and Redmond Parks and Recreation.

Tuesday April 25

Give the Gift of Life
Give the gift of life! Donate your blood from 1:30pm to 6:30pm at the Bend Blood Donation Center or 9:00am to 3:00pm at the High Desert Museum. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Open Computer Lab
Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public 10:00am to noon at the Sisters Library and 1:30pm to 3:00pm at the Redmond Library. Use a library laptop or bring your own. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Internet Searching
Learn tips and tricks needed to make your Internet searches more effective 2:30pm at the Downtown Bend Library. Registration required. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

eBook Downloads
2:30pm at the East Bend Library discover and explore the library’s digital audiobooks and eBooks collection. This is a demonstration on accessing, downloading, and transferring to select devices. Registration required. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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

The Classics Book Club
5:30pm to 8:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library the Classics Book Club will be discussing The Epic of Gilgamesh. Everyone welcome. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Oregon’s Only Slavery Trial
6:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library hear about Missouri slaves Robin and Polly Holmes and their children who were brought from Missouri to Oregon by their owner over the Oregon Trail in 1844, expecting to soon be freed in a region closed to slavery. But their owner, an influential Oregon legislator, ignores the law and keeps them in bondage. Holmes and his wife gain their freedom in 1850, but the slave owner, Nathaniel Ford, refuses to give up their three children. Despite being illiterate and with the odds stacked against him, Holmes took his former master to court in 1852 in an attempt to get his children back in what is the only slavery trial in Oregon history. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Wednesday April 26

Give the Gift of Life
Give the gift of life! Donate your blood from 11:00am to 4:00pm at the Bend Blood Donation Center, 8:00am to 11:00am at AmeriTitle Oregon Ave., or 1:30pm to 4:30pm at Hydro Flask. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Oregon’s Only Slavery Trial
12:00pm at the Redmond Library hear about Missouri slaves Robin and Polly Holmes and their children who were brought from Missouri to Oregon by their owner over the Oregon Trail in 1844, expecting to soon be freed in a region closed to slavery. But their owner, an influential Oregon legislator, ignores the law and keeps them in bondage. Holmes and his wife gain their freedom in 1850, but the slave owner, Nathaniel Ford, refuses to give up their three children. Despite being illiterate and with the odds stacked against him, Holmes took his former master to court in 1852 in an attempt to get his children back in what is the only slavery trial in Oregon history. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Time Management Techniques
Ever wonder how busy people can get so much done? Time Management. 5:30pm at the Downtown Bend Library join fellow entrepreneurs for Time Management Techniques and explore ways to better manage your time and identify “black holes” that eat up your time with little results. The session is free, but registration required. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Lunch and Learn
Noon at the Bend Senior Center enjoy the Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Series. This week’s presentation is The Story of Two Immigrant Families and How They Came Together by Nancy Greenwald Alvarez. Feed your body and your mind as local experts share their knowledge about issues important to you. Bring your lunch; dessert and coffee are on us. Info: www.bendparksandrec.org/senior_center/

Astronomy Lecture – Gravitational Waves
2:00pm at Touchmark at Mt. Bachelor Village hear Jim Hammond who developed a laser interferometer for measuring gravity and spent his working career in the application of optical physics to a variety of physical measurement problems. Jim will describe the measurement techniques and the science behind the sources of observed signals. Info: 541-383-1414

 

Thursday April 27

Bow Wow Bingo
Play Bow Wow Bingo 6:30pm at 7th Street Brewhouse. Proceeds benefit BrightSide Animal Center. Info: 541-932-0882

Growing Vegetables in Central Oregon
The Central Oregon Master Gardeners program Growing Vegetables in Central Oregon is at 6:30pm at COCC Redmond. Learn how you can grow increadible greens and lucious tomatoes. Info: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes/garden-classes

Give the Gift of Life
Give the gift of life! Donate your blood from 10:00am to 4:00pm at Oregon State University. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

A Novel Idea – Appropriation vs. Appreciation
12:00pm at the Sisters Library join artist and educator Jason Graham, a slam poetry champion and speaker who performs hip hop as MOsley WOtta, for a conversation exploring cultural appropriation. During his presentation Jason will share some of his own spoken word poetry as well as other examples of artists who may or may not have crossed the line. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Computer Lab
2:30pm to 4:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library is free time to practice your computer skills or work on any problems you’re having with one of our staff on hand to help. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Author Event
Local author, Les Joslin, will be presenting his new book about the history of the Deschutes National Forest, 6:00pm at Herringbone Books. The book is the latest in the “Images of America” series, which is known for its detailed history and photos. Join us for a fascinating evening discussing one of the most beautiful forests in the United States, and its impact on our area’s history and economy. Info: www.herringbonebooks.com/

Now You’re Talking
Now You’re Talking: Sisters One-Acts 2017 7:30pm at The Belfry, present more than 20 actors and directors from Sisters, Redmond and Bend who will entertain you, move you and make you laugh during seven plays.

Know Your Neighbor – The Warm Springs Reservation
Join Arlita Rohan and Jefferson Green, 6:00pm at Trinity Episcopal Church, as they present on the culture and heritage of the community of the Warm Springs Tribe. Both are noted speakers and educators. There will be time for questions and answers. Info: rricketts@cocc.edu

Socrates Cafe Group
The Second and Fourth Thursday of every month, 6:00pm at Dudley’s Bookshop and Cafe you can join people from different backgrounds. Get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the Socratic Method. Open to all comers. Info: http://dudleysbookshopcafe.com/

Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s
The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease makes planning for the future more important than ever. Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease is an interactive program where you will have a chance to learn about important legal and financial issues to consider, how to put plans in place, and how to access legal and financial resources near you. 6:00pm to 7:30pm at St. Charles Bend. Info: 800-272-3900

Bend Bikes’ Sign for Your Lane
Join Bend Bikes and Whole Foods in making active transportation a priority for the Bend City Council. From 6:00pm to 8:00pm, come to the Whole Foods Café for a fun evening of story-telling, giveaways, transportation chatter, all to make Bend a better and safer place to live. And sign our petition to get active transportation in the City’s budget and have a pint on us! Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1283788008403208

Friday April 28

Give the Gift of Life
Give the gift of life! Donate your blood or platelets from 7:00am to 1:30pm at the Bend Blood Donation Center, 11:00am to 4:00pm at Grocery Outlet, or 10:00am to 4:00pm at Tykeson Hall. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

A Novel Idea – Pendant Making
Half-sisters Effia and Esi are both given pendants from their mother, Maame in the 2017 Novel Idea selection Homegoing. Chandra vanEijnsbergen, Community Librarian and jewelry maker, leads a pendant making workshop at the Sisters Library at 12:00pm. Each participant will craft their own based on the pendant worn by Effia and her descendants and lost by Esi in the dungeon at Cape Coast Castle. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Google Drive for Beginners
2:00pm at the Redmond Library learn to use Google Drive to create and save files online. Registration required. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Now You’re Talking
Now You’re Talking: Sisters One-Acts 2017 7:30pm at The Belfry, present more than 20 actors and directors from Sisters, Redmond and Bend who will entertain you, move you and make you laugh during seven plays.

Let’s Talk About Sex
3:30pm at the Downtown Bend Library. The results of the Let’s Talk About Sex survey with a panel discussion about healthy sexual relationships with representatives from Planned Parenthood and the Health Department. And did we mention there will be pizza? Part of an event series for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/450322701970787/

Free Comedy Show
Every Friday at the Good Leaf there is a free Comedy Show at 4:20pm presented by Bend Comedy. Stop by and laugh for free! Must be 21. Info: 310-463-0040

Saturday April 29

Opening Day at Hollinshead Community Garden
The Central Oregon chapter of OSU Master Gardeners invite you to Opening Day at Hollinshead Community Garden. Reservations for a vegetable garden plot at Hollinshead Park will be made that day in person on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning at 9:00am. The line forms early and is outdoors, so dress for the weather. Info: http://www.gocomga.com

Author Event
5:00pm at Sunriver Books and Music, William Sullivan will give a presentation on New Hikes In Southern Oregon. This fifth generation Oregonian knows our state’s natural wonders and history from top to bottom. We always look forward to one of his slide shows because they are not only gorgeous, they inspire us to get out and hit the trail. Info: http://www.sunriverbooks.com/event/bill-sullivan-new-hikes-southern-oregon

Peoples Climate March
Join the Peoples Climate March noon in downtown Bend. Marchers will proceed through downtown Bend and end at the Bend Education Center, across from the downtown library, where activities will be held. Hundreds of thousands of people will join a massive nonviolent action starting in Washington DC and supported by sister marches across our nation. We all deserve a healthy climate rather than paying for pollution that is hurting everyone. Join together in this solidarity event with the rest of our nation. Info: http://350deschutes.org/peoples-climate-march-bend/#

Growing Vegetables in Central Oregon
The Central Oregon Master Gardeners program Growing Vegetables in Central Oregon is at 10:00am at the Community Center in Sisters and 2:00pm at SHARC in Sunriver. Learn how you can agrow increadible greens and lucious tomatoes. Info: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes/garden-classes

Give the Gift of Life
Give the gift of life! Donate your platelets from 7:00am to 1:30pm at the Bend Platelet Donation. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

The Transatlantic Slave Trade
3:00pm at the Redmond Library Dr. Carmen Thompson of Portland State University discusses how the exploitation of African labor through transatlantic and internal slave trading led to the development of an early capitalist Europe; bolstering it and ultimately the United States into world superpowers. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Now You’re Talking
Now You’re Talking: Sisters One-Acts 2017 3:00pm and 7:30pm at The Belfry, present more than 20 actors and directors from Sisters, Redmond and Bend who will entertain you, move you and make you laugh during seven plays.

Out of the Darkness
Soroptimist International of Bend is sponsoring the Out of the Darkness walk in Bend. At 9:00am at the United Methodist Church, J Bar J’s Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking Program will speak about local news and services provided to trafficking survivors. Their program assists current and past victims of human trafficking (adults and minors) in gaining access to the tools and services they need to escape exploitation and rebuild their lives. The walk will begin at 9:30am and proceed through downtown Bend. Info: www.sibend.org

March for Babies
Join in the community walk, “March For Babies” benefiting the March of Dimes of Central Oregon. Registration at 9:00am, march at 10:00am at Riverbend Park. Help raise support and participate to prevent premature birth, and promote healthy pregnancies and health babies. This is a family friendly event with a hot dog BBQ and kids activities. Info: https://www.marchforbabies.org/EventInfo?EventID=18443

Museum & Me
4:00pm to 7:00pm at the High Desert Museum it’s a time for children and adults with physical, cognitive, and/or social disabilities to enjoy the High Desert Museum after hours. Free for individuals, friends and family. RSVP Info: https://www.highdesertmuseum.org/rsvp

Oregon Gold Open Horse Show
Oregon Gold Open Horse Show is a 2-day open all-breed horse show held on April 29 – 30 at Rim Rock Riders Arena in Powell Butte(across from Brasada Ranch). On Saturday there is Halter, Showmanship, English, Western, Trail, and more. On Sunday there is Pleasure Driving classes all day. Public is welcome to come and watch. Info: https://www.facebook.com/Oregon-Gold-Open-Horse-Show-110835088946494/

Sunday April 30

Give the Gift of Life
Give the gift of life! Donate your platelets from 7:00am to 1:30pm at the Bend Platelet Donation. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

The Transatlantic Slave Trade
1:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library Dr. Carmen Thompson of Portland State University discusses how the exploitation of African labor through transatlantic and internal slave trading led to the development of an early capitalist Europe; bolstering it and ultimately the United States into world superpowers. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Nandia’s Copper by Ned Wolf
The first book of The Nandia Trilogy, set in the distant future, is written for the young adult audience. 11:00am at Roundabout Books join us as author Ned Wolf shares his book and performs Nandia’s Song, written for the story, on his soprano sax. Info: http://roundaboutbookshop.d7.indiebound.com/event/nandias-copper-ned-wolf

Pronghorn Job Fair
Interview on-site, leave with a job! Pronghorn Resort is growing and we are hiring in all departments! Check out the event page for current open positions and join us 11:00am to 2:00pm at the Mountain Room in Deschutes Brewery! Info: http://www.pronghornresort.com/event/pronghorn-job-fair-2/

May 1 – 7, 2017

Monday May 1

Beginning Bird Walk
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Jan Rising at 9:00am for a beginner’s bird walk at picturesque Indian Ford Meadow Preserve. Look and listen for early spring songbirds as you saunter in the sage flats and journey through the juniper and pine forest of the Land Trust’s flagship Preserve. Learn the basics of birding, including identifying birds by size, shape, color, behavior, and habitat. Please register online at www.deschuteslandtrust.org/hikes

Nourishing Your Eyes
May is National Healthy Vision Month! Increase your knowledge of the parts of the eye and awareness of strategies to help prevent eye diseases by participating in the Nourishing Your Eyes interactive workshop at the Oregon State University Extension Office. The session will be on Wednesday, May 10 from 9:00am to noon. Register by Monday, May 8th at 541-548-6088

Donate Blood
Be someone’s hero, make the life saving gift of blood or platelets 11:00am to 5:30pm at the Bend Blood Donation Center, 9:00am to 2:00pm at R.E. Jewell Elementary, or 12:15pm to 5:15pm at the Sisters Community Hall. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Walk with Ease Program
The Walk with Ease six-week program is open to those wishing to develop a walking program in a fun group setting. Sponsored by Council on Aging. Classes run M-W-F, 10:30am to Noon at the Redmond Senior Center. Must call to pre-register. Info: 541-548-1086

Wade Into Water-Based Exercise
6:15pm at Peak Performance Physical Therapy Redmond learn the basics of aquatic exercise and discover this great option for improving your general health and optimizing your rehabilitation. Taught on land, but feel free to bring your swimwear for the possibility of trying the exercises in the pool. Info: www.peaktherapy.net

The Circle of Life
Artist, Shandel Gamer, and Photographer, Jill L. Tucker, are pleased to present a two-woman exhibition at the Redmond Senior Center during the month of May. The exhibition titled “The Circle of Life” features pastel bird paintings by Ms. Gamer and cat photography by Ms. Tucker. Info: artinfo@bendbroadband.com

Tuesday May 2

Donate Blood
Be someone’s hero, make the life saving gift of blood 1:30pm to 6:00pm at the Bend Blood Donation Center, 11:00am to 4:30pm at LDS Redmond, or 9:00am to 2:30pm at St. Charles Medical Center Redmond. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

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

Windows 10 for Beginners
Bring your own Windows 10 laptop or tablet to the Downtown Bend Library at 2:30pm for a Windows 10 for Beginners Open Lab. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

A Novel Idea – Book Discussion
Read and discuss Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi 4:00pm to 6:00pm at COCC Multicultural Center. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

SCORE Small Business Counseling
SCORE business counselors will be available from 5:30pm to 7:30pm for free one-on-one small business counseling at the Downtown Bend Library. Individuals who operate or wish to start small businesses can discuss business planning, organization and start-up, finance, marketing and other critical business issues with SCORE volunteers in private, confidential sessions. No appointment necessary. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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

Wednesday May 3

Know Your Rights
6:30pm to 8:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library the Vocal Seniority (Raising Cane) presents a panel discussion on our First Amendment rights and risks as well as de-escalation tactics and conflict resolution during protests and other activities. Registration required. Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/know-your-rights-workshop-bend-tickets-33319459400

Birth of a Movement
Based on Dick Lehr’s book The Birth of a Movement: How ‘Birth of a Nation’ Ignited the Battle for Civil Rights 4:00pm at Willie Hall view the documentary Birth of a Movement that tells the story of William M. Trotter, Boston-based African American newspaper editor and activist. In 1915 Trotter waged a crusade against D.W. Griffith’s technically groundbreaking but notoriously Ku Klux Klan-friendly The Birth of a Nation, igniting a battle still raging today about race relations, media representation, and the power and influence of Hollywood. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Lake Creek Trail Hike
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Mary Crow at 9:30am 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. Please register online at www.deschuteslandtrust.org/hikes

Ochoco National Forest Volunteer Information Night
This is for volunteers who are interested in supporting natural resources, wildlife, educational and interpretive programs on the national forest. The informational evening will be held 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the Ochoco National Forest office in Prineville. Info: 541-383- 5530

Donate Blood
Be someone’s hero, make the life saving gift of blood 11:00am to 4:00pm at the Bend Blood Donation Center, 10:00am to 3:00pm at St. Joseph Catholic Church Prineville, or 9:00am to 2:30pm at Cascade Middle School. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

What’s Brewing? EDCO
7:00am at Meadow Lakes Restaurant Caroline Ervin opens discussions on the progress EDCO (Economic Development of Central Oregon) has made in Prineville and the impact it has on jobs, wages and economic stability. Info: 541-362-1210

Lunch and Learn
Noon at the Bend Senior Center it’s the Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Series. This week’s presentation is Secrets of Self-Healing from the World of Chinese Medicine by Mark Montgomery. Feed your body and your mind as local experts share their knowledge about issues important to you. Bring your lunch; dessert and coffee are on us. Info: www.bendparksandrec.org/senior_center/

Thursday May 4

Grantmakers Panel for Nonprofits
Deschutes Public Library, in partnership with the Nonprofit Association of Oregon, is hosting a Grantmakers Panel for local nonprofits 11:00am at the Downtown Bend Library. Representatives from The Collins Foundation, The Ford Family Foundation, and St. Charles Community Foundation will talk about their organizations, the grants they issue and tips for writing successful grant proposals. The formal presentations will be followed by a lengthy question and answer session open to the audience. Registration required. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Computer Lab
Free time to practice your computer skills or work on any problems you’re having with one of our staff on hand to help. 2:30pm to 4:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Oregon Outdoor Recreation Initiative
A new statewide effort called the Oregon Outdoor Recreation Initiative seeks to bring together businesses, agencies, land managers, conservation groups, and recreational user groups around the goal of expanding access to outdoor recreation and increasing the economic impact and sustainability of Oregon’s outdoor recreation industry. To prepare for the launch of this initiative, Travel Oregon convened a leadership team representing key sectors of the outdoor rec industry to lay the groundwork for a vision, desired outcomes, and strategies to achieve these goals. Join them at the Riverhouse from 1:30pm to 5:30pm at their public outreach meeting. Info: https://www.cvent.com/c/express/24b88bca-a4c0-44f2-92b7-d6c6a6b584ee

Friday May 5

Salmon Walk
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Rod Bonacker at 6:00pm 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. Please register online at www.deschuteslandtrust.org/hikes

Donate Blood
Be someone’s hero, make the life saving gift of blood or platelets 7:00am to 1:30pm at the Bend Blood Donation Center or 10:00am to 4:00pm at the La Pine Public Library. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

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

Intro to Screenwriting
“Intro to Screenwriting” 6:00pm at the Redmond Library will provide the knowledge and tools to get started in Screenwriting. Examine the reason to write a screenplay, how to get started, basic structure and formatting, and more. After completing this session you should have the ability to seek out proper screen writing software, and where to get educated in the art of a screenplay. We will also give you a list of schools and alternative education paths and options to hone in your skills as a screenwriter. Refreshments will be served. Registration requested. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Birding Walk
Free birding walks are guided by an expert from the East Cascades Audubon Society and wind around the trails of the Old Mill District that run along the Deschutes River. The area is a migratory corridor and attracts a host of incredible birds either passing through or as cherished residents. Spring is an excellent time to see all the action with warming weather, nesting and migration. Meet at 10:00am at the Ticket Mill where binoculars are available for checkout. Participants can also pick up a specially designed birding list to help identify birds and some common animals seen along the walk. Info: http://www.ecaudubon..org/

Saturday May 6

Traces of the Trade
2:00pm at the Sisters Library view the documentary Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North follows the descendants of their slaveholding family as they retrace the steps of the Triangle Slave Trade. Long-time Central Oregon resident Tom DeWolf is featured in the film and facilitates the post-screening discussion. Info: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

Scott Cook – Curious Gorge
5:00pm at Sunriver Books and Music, Scott Cook will present a slide show presentation on his excellent guide Curious Gorge. While our high country here in Central Oregon is still covered in snow, the Columbia River Gorge offers jaw dropping gorgeous scenery and very hike-able trails. Scott Cook knows how to have a good time; he will show you the best of the Gorge. Info: www.sunriverbooks.com

Summit Loop Geology Hike
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Daniele McKay at 9:00am for a hike along the Summit Loop Trail at Smith Rock State Park. This gorgeous loop follows the Burma Road up to a ridge overlooking famed crags like Monkey Face. On the descent, the Summit Loop trail crosses a private property protected by the Land Trust before joining the Park’s river trail. Learn about how this dramatic area was formed by the forces of volcanoes and water while taking in sweeping views of the Cascade crest. Please register online at www.deschuteslandtrust.org/hikes

Field Sketching
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and botanical illustrator, Rebecca Brown-Thompson, for a two-day workshop on field sketching. We will spend Saturday in the studio honing basic sketching techniques valuable for all forms of sketching. Train your eye to see negative spaces, shapes, proportion, perspective, and tones. Learn flora and fauna drawing tips and how to draw what you see, not what you think you see. Sunday will be spent at Whychus Canyon Preserve practicing and expanding on what we learned on Saturday as well as developing skills and style in documenting insights on nature. This two-day workshop is open to adults of all skill levels. Please register online at www.deschuteslandtrust.org/events

Sunriver Resort Job Fair
Sunriver Resort, a Destination Hotel, is holding a job fair to fill approximately 500-600 seasonal positions for various departments this summer. The resort is interviewing from 1:00pm to 6:00pm at the La Pine Community Center. Applicants are encouraged to apply in advance at www.sunriver-resort.com/careers

Donate Blood
Be someone’s hero, make the life saving gift of platelets 7:00am to 1:30pm at the Bend Platelet Center, or blood 9:00am to 1:00pm at the Bend Blood Donation Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Crooked River Ranch Steel Stampede
The Steel Stampede at Crooked River Ranch is an annual Vintage Motorcycle racing weekend. Come join or watch this FUN and unique activity. You will see vintage bikes from around the world and models you’ve never seen before! Food is available. Public welcome. Go on line to see spectator locations and schedules for the show/swap, trials and race. Spectators will receive a ballot to vote for their favorite bikes. Info: https://www.facebook.com/Crooked-River-Ranch-Steel-Stampede-Show-Swap-540365192791323/

Sunday May 7

Main Event: Author Yaa Gyasi
Deschutes Public Library welcomes Yaa Gyasi, author of Homegoing, to Central Oregon for the final event of “A Novel Idea …Read Together.” 4:00pm at Bend High Auditorium. Free ticket required. Info: http://www.dplfoundation.org/

Geology Hike
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Derek Loeb at 9:00am for a geology hike at Whychus Canyon Preserve. Explore the northern meadows of the Preserve, walking along the recently restored creek surrounded by cottonwood forests and unique rock formations. Gaze up at the rimrock as you learn about the geologic history of this stunning canyon from an expert in the field. Please register online at www.deschuteslandtrust.org/hikes

Donate Blood
Be someone’s hero, make the life saving gift of platelets 7:00am to 1:30pm at the Bend Platelet Center. Info: http://www.redcrossblood.org

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