Oct
1
to Oct 31

SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF BEND HOLIDAY WREATH & EVERGREEN SALE

It’s easy to order a beautiful wreath or centerpiece via PayPal after viewing the choices at www.sibend.org.  SI Bend partners with Teufel Holly Farms, Inc.  of Portland, OR, (est. 1890) for this fundraising project. All Teufel products offered are Oregon grown and freshly handcrafted.

Holiday sales information is also available through e-mail at wreaths@sibend.org or by calling 541-420-3296.   Sales are from October 1 to October 31, so please place your orders soon.  All wreaths and evergreens are guaranteed fresh and will be delivered to your home after Thanksgiving.  


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Oct
19
11:15 AM11:15

Diane Schuur

The Oxford Hotel

BendBroadband's free Music Education Workshop, hosted by Georges Bouhey, offers local music students and professionals the opportunity to talk with, learn from and play with Diane Schuur. No advance registration required. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Free parking at the public garage adjacent to the Oxford Hotel Bend. 541-382-8436

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Oct
19
12:00 PM12:00

Ochoco Creek Cleanup

Pioneer Park, 237-259 Northeast Elm Street, Prineville

Put on your boots and help us clean up Ochoco Creek! We are joining groups across the state for a day dedicated to cleaning up riversides and beaches. Trash from upstream often ends up in Prineville and can be harmful to fish and wildlife. Please join us for an afternoon cleanup along Ochoco Creek at Ochoco Preserve.

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Oct
19
5:00 PM17:00

ReachAnother Foundation’s 10-Year Anniversary Gala

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 61980 Skyline Ranch Rd, Bend

Experience the sounds, tastes, and spirit of Ethiopia at the ReachAnother Foundation 10th Anniversary Gala! Celebrate 10 years of ReachAnother's tireless dedication to saving the lives of children. Enjoy traditional Ethiopian cuisine, music and a special live auction, while learning more about this important work. 541-325-3668 Tickets

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Oct
19
to Jan 5

Witness to Wartime: The Painted Diary of Takuichi Fujii

High Desert Museum

During World War II, the U.S. government imprisoned without charge 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry, approximately two-thirds of whom were United States citizens. Witness to Wartime: The Painted Diary of Takuichi Fujii documents the artist’s perspective of the camp, contrasting with the U.S. government’s sanitized versions of the era. During this time, he painted with oil and watercolors and sculpted. He also kept an illustrated diary. Nearly 400 pages in length, it chronicled his family’s forced removal from Seattle and concluded with the closing of Minidoka. More

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Oct
21
7:00 PM19:00

Think & Drink: A Conversation with Rich Benjamin

10 Barrel Brewing (East)

Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America. Join journalist-adventurer Rich Benjamin for a lively conversation about community, belonging, social values, and the state of whiteness in America. This free event, hosted at 10 Barrell Brewing (East), is open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with Benjamin taking the stage at 7:00 p.m. Light snacks will be provided and beverages and books will be available for sale. More

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Oct
22
6:00 PM18:00

Catch and Release: An Oregon Life in Politics

Herringbone Books

Les AuCoin, Oregon politician, former journalist and acting editor of the Redmond Spokesman will be presenting his book chronicling tales from his life in politics. Readers will follow the author through the halls of the Kremlin, across the tundra of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, into a U.S. Army barracks in West Germany on the date of John F. Kennedy’s murder. This will be a great evening discussing life, history and politics.

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Oct
23
6:00 PM18:00

The Deschutes River: A Path Forward

The Environmental Center: From fish to families, kayaks to carrot seed, ecology to economy, a lot is asked of the Deschutes River. . Join panelists for a discussion of the Habitat Conservation Plan for endangered species, water conservation and irrigation modernization, and community engagement in crafting a future for the Deschutes that meets the needs of fish, farms, and families. To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-deschutes-river-a-path-forward-tickets-72802733937

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Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

Batacular!

Deschutes National Forest Headquarters: Participants will learn about bats while enjoying themselves at a wide variety of interactive stations. We will host crafts, games, snacks, a mini cave to explore, and much more! More

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Oct
30
10:00 AM10:00

Stories to Rattle Your Bones

Sunriver Library, 10:00am

Downtown Bend Library, 6:00pm

Listen to ancient tales guaranteed to chill the blood and tingle the spine. Throughout time, there have been stories of nightmarish horrors, intended to chill the blood and tingle the spine. If you're brave enough, come listen to ancient tales from the British Isles and other frightening places of the imagination. More

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Oct
30
12:00 PM12:00

History Pub Encore: The Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe

East Bend Library

Explore the life, the legacy and lugubrious last days of Edgar Allan Poe. Actor, lecturer and Poe expert Alastair Morley Jaques will present the documented historical facts about Poe’s final hours and discuss some of the leading theories that have been put forth by Poe scholars regarding Poe and his last days. More

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Oct
19
9:00 AM09:00

Hawk Watching

Indian Ford Campground

Join volunteers with East Cascades Audubon Society for the Green Ridge Raptor Survey. All visitors and volunteers can participate in spotting and tracking a variety of birds of prey as they migrate south. For more info and directions go to ecaudubon.org or email or.naturalist@gmail.com 541-923-6943

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Oct
18
5:30 PM17:30

In Our Backyard's 4th Annual Fall Freedom Fest

Eagle Mountain Event Center, 2221 NE Third St., Suite 100, Bend

Tickets

Join In Our Backyard for this hope-filled event that is a celebration of victories in the fight against human trafficking in our community! Be inspired by a survivor of human trafficking’s courageous, true story and learn from national expert Nita Belles. Come as an attendee or volunteer to help! 541-639-5008

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Oct
18
10:00 AM10:00

FALL COLORS HIKE, METOLIUS PRESERVE

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Carol Wall for a fall colors hike at one of our flagship Preserves--the Metolius Preserve. Hike next to Lake Creek and around the northern portion of the Preserve to learn about ponderosa pines and the white-headed woodpeckers that depend on them. Enjoy the brilliant yellow of changing larch trees, then take a break by the creek and hear how native salmon are making their return. Registration is required

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Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

The Night Light Show

Lululemon Athletica, 655 SW Powerhouse Dr. Suite 100, Bend

Join us for a live, community-based variety show featuring artists, musicians, comedians, business owners, non-profit stars and all around awesome people. We produce unique, entertaining and inspiring events throughout Central Oregon. This show is outdoors, please dress accordingly! 541-617-8448

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Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

Be a Volunteer Ranger

Deschutes National Forest headquarters: 63095 Deschutes Market Road, Bend

Would you like to represent the U.S. Forest Service at Mt. Bachelor. Programs taking place this winter? They include: Ski or Snowboard with a Ranger, Snowshoe with a Ranger, and our youth education programs: Project SNOW (Studying Nature Outdoors in Winter), and Snow Science. For more information and to RSVP for the event, contact Stacey Cochran, Discover Your Forest’s Community Engagement Director, at 541-383-5530 or stacey.cochran@discovernw.org. More

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Oct
17
2:00 PM14:00

Volunteer Opportunity: Planting Prep Party

ONDA’s Bend Office,, 50 SW Bond St, Suite 4

Join ONDA to support of our riparian restoration program by preparing biodegradable cardboard weed mats for upcoming stewardship trips. You’ll learn about the role these weed mats play in restoring desert streams from ONDA’s Riparian Restoration Coordinator, connect with other volunteers and give back to vital high desert waterways and wildlife. More

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Oct
17
8:30 AM08:30

Pressure Canning Convenience Foods Public Workshop

OSU Extension office at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds

Pressure canning is the only safe way to can vegetables, meats, fish, poultry, and wild game. Home canners must use up-to-date, tested recipes from reliable resources to avoid causing severe illness. The public workshop will be held on Thursday, October 17, 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM in the new teaching kitchen at OSU Extension office. The cost of a workshop is $15.00 per person. Register by Tuesday, October 15 for the pressure canning workshop by contacting the OSU Extension office in Redmond at 541-548-6088. The class size is limited.


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Oct
16
6:45 PM18:45

David Suzuki on Climate: The Future Trajectory

The Environmental Center

Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki talks Climate, capitalism, curbing growth, where we’re headed as a species. Life creates the things we need to survive; our responsibility is to protect those things—the foundation of the way we live. We don’t know enough to say it’s too late—you’ve always got to have hope. 541-316-1191

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Oct
15
6:30 PM18:30

ManKind Project Open Men's Circle

RSVP for address, Bend

Any man is welcome to this free event. These open circles give men a chance to explore themselves and share on different aspects of their life. There are currently over 10,000 men globally who sit in peer facilitated groups with The ManKind Project. Come see what MKP is about. Located at 16 NW Kansas Ave., Bend. 458-206-3324

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Oct
14
6:30 PM18:30

There is No “Planet B”: Tracking Earth’s Changing Climate from Space

Tower Theater

Join oceanographer, educator and former NASA science administrator Michael Freilich to learn about the spaceborne tools that monitor our planet — from as far as a million miles away and as near as the International Space Station — and what they tell us about our changing planet. Tickets: $7.50
Students Free (limited tickets) Register


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Oct
14
to Oct 17

Denny Jones Ranch Restoration Project #3

Denny Jones Ranch Juntura, OR

This is a restoration projects on Denny Jones Ranch, a conservation property owned by the Burns Paiute Tribe. Volunteers will plant shrubs and trees then remove weed mats to allow established trees to sucker and grow. You will enjoy morning and evening fires to cut the spring chill, live music, an optional trip to Juntura hot springs and exploring an incredible property owned by the Burns Paiute Tribe and managed as wildlife habitat. More

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Oct
14
12:00 PM12:00

Murder as History

Redmond Library, Noon

Downtown Bend Library, 6:00pm

Author and criminal historian JD Chandler discusses the study of murder and history. He will emphasize the historic role of murder in Oregon’s past, including famous murders in Portland and Central Oregon. More

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Oct
13
3:00 PM15:00

Evil Dead: The Musical Sneak Peek

Downtown BendLibrary

Evil Dead: The Musical is back and packed with your favorite things including death, dismemberment and dance numbers! The tale is the same: five college students go off to an old abandoned cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them into hilarious, blood-soaked zombies. More

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Oct
12
7:30 PM19:30

Central Oregon Mastersingers Presents Let My Love Be Heard

Nativity Lutheran Church

A varied feast for lovers of great choral music will be served up at “Let My Love Be Heard,” the annual fall concert by the Central Oregon Mastersingers. Selections run the gamut from an ancient French drinking song through an English madrigal, an arrangement of a traditional South African song, classical works from Claudio Monteverdi, Johannes Brahms and Anton Bruckner, the Cole Porter classic, “In the Still of the Night,” plus the rousing and emotional spiritual, “Ain’t No Grave Can Hold My Body Down.”  Tickets are $20 available at https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=comsi and also will be available at the door. Students are free with ID.

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Oct
12
4:00 PM16:00

Evil Dead: The Musical Sneak Peek

Redmond Library

Evil Dead: The Musical is back and packed with your favorite things including death, dismemberment and dance numbers! The tale is the same: five college students go off to an old abandoned cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them into hilarious, blood-soaked zombies. More

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