Feb
2
to Apr 30

Applications Available for the 2019 ALA Oregon Girls State

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 session of the American Legion Auxiliary Oregon Girls State to be held at Willamette University in Salem from June 16th through June 22nd. In the local area, recruitment is being coordinated by Stevens-Chute Unit #4 in Bend.
Girls State--a nationwide program sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary--is designed to increase participants’ awareness and knowledge of governmental processes, while learning about the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Oregon Girls State provides the opportunity for high school juniors from throughout the state to learn through the development of a mock government at the county and state levels. Experiences may include public speaking while campaigning for various public offices, drafting and presenting bills for passage in the Girls State legislature, serving as a lobbyist to help influence decision-making, participating in mock trials and a wide variety of workshops, and hearing presentations by some of Oregon’s highest elected officials and other inspirational speakers. 
Participants will come away with a greater appreciation of the American flag and of the sacrifices made by our veterans. While at Girls State, they make friends with exemplary girls from around the state and have a fun week that many have described as a life-changing experience 
To be eligible to attend, the student must: be a current high school junior, or the equivalent if home schooled; show respect for and be willing to salute the American flag; have an interest in government; and possess a desire to develop leadership skills and self-confidence. 

For more information or applications contact Secretary Yvonne Drury at 541-390-4231 or ydrury47@gmail.com, or President Katie Terry at 541-977-6307 or kathome50@yahoo.com .

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Mar
2
to Jun 23

The Beauty of Wild Things

The work of April Coppini, a Portland-based artist known for her large, gestural renderings of animals, will debut on Saturday, March 2 at the High Desert Museum in the new exhibition The Beauty of Wild Things: Charcoal Drawings by April Coppini.

Coppini is renowned for her ability to breathe life into depictions of the Pacific Northwest’s wild inhabitants, capturing them in a way that’s both arresting and authentic to the moment. Working from photographs, Coppini draws the immediacy of something about to happen and animal behavior that is true to life.

“She wants you to experience the same sense of wonder you have when you happen upon animals in the wild,” said Andries Fourie, Museum curator of art and community engagement. “With the trumpeter swans, you can almost hear the cackling sound. With the foxes, you can feel the buzz of motion right before something momentous.”

https://highdesertmuseum.org/wild-things/

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Mar
4
to Jun 10

Birding by Ear

The East Cascades Audubon Society kicks off another season of Birding By Ear guided birdwalks on  March 4, 2019.  Dave Tracy will be leading walks each Tuesday thru mid-June, and we look forward to seeing what migrants show up over the course of the upcoming spring season.

 We'll meet at Sawyer Park along the Deschutes River starting at 8:00am (view a map): Attendance is FREE and ALL AGES, and skill levels are welcome to attend. Bring your binoculars and be prepared for chilly weather, so dress warm with gloves and appropriate footwear.  Typical time and distances will vary, but generally the walk will from 1.5-3 miles long over the course of a 1.5-2 hour walk. Our objective is for all to have an enjoyable time and get to know our local birds better, by sight as well as by ear.  We will focus early on getting to know the relatively small number of resident and wintering birds and then share the excitement as we note the arrival of neotropical migrant wrens, vireos, swallows, swifts and others.  The morning chorus will fill the air with song over the next few months, and knowing the bird vocalizations adds another level of enjoyment and strengthens our connection to nature as we soak in this wonderful seasonal phenomenon.  Contact Dave Tracy for more information. Tel (541) 390-9931

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Mar
7
to May 27

Salute to America

At Salute to America, a Highland Baptist Church (HBC) annual event, June 30, 2019, a selected veteran will be given a gift intended to bless their life in a way that they themselves are not able to do. Is there a veteran in your life who could benefit from a special blessing like this? No need is either too big or too small to be considered. To nominate that veteran to receive a gift from HBC, email church@hbcredmond.org with this information, if known: the veteran’s first and last name, their contact information (phone, email, mailing address), when they served, what branch they served in, what is their need or why they deserve to be gifted, or why you are nominating them. The veteran needs to be local, living in Central Oregon, and have served during the Desert Storm to current eras. The deadline to submit a nomination is Memorial Day, May 27, 2019.

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Mar
31
to Apr 27

KPOV IS BUILDING SUPPORT FOR GRASSROOTS RADIO THIS SPRING

If you are looking for creative grassroots community radio in Central Oregon, turn your dial to KPOV, High Desert Community Radio, at 88.9 FM or kpov.org. To build resources to run the station, KPOV is holding their Spring Membership Drive April 19-27. The goal of the Drive is to raise $30,000 to help support KPOV’s programming, operations, and work to provide locally based, locally focused radio to Central Oregon.

KPOV is also asking local businesses and non-profit groups to volunteer to answer phones during the Spring Membership Drive. 

KPOV, High Desert Community Radio, is a listener-supported, volunteer powered radio station and the only non-profit community station originating from Bend. The community station is supported by members and local businesses, and powered by over 100 volunteers

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Apr
1
to Apr 30

8th Annual Soroptimist "Bras from Bend"

For the month of April, Soroptimist International of Bend (SI Bend) will be placing their collection Bra Boxes at participating retail businesses to help bring awareness to the fight against international human trafficking.  These garments help create a pathway to a better life for a woman rescued from the sex slave trade in Africa and Latin America, specifically, Mozambique, El Salvador and Costa Rica. SI Bend partners with Free the Girls (www.FreeTheGirls.org), a non-profit organization, to send the donated  bras to these locations.

http://www.sibend.org/

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Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

Downtown Bend: Central Oregon Writers Guild Showcase

Downtown Bend Public Library
Brooks Room No registration required

Central Oregon Writers Guild will hold its 11th Annual Contest Winners Showcase 1-4 p.m. at the Downtown Bend Library. Authors will share their winning entries with families, friends, and the public at this free event. Light refreshments after the readings. Books from contest winners, judges, and Guild members available for purchase. For more information, visit www.CentralOregonWritersGuild.com.

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Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

Meet OLCV Endorsed Candidates for Bend Park & Recreation District Director

Hear from candidates who care about protecting Oregon's natural legacy. Learn why Ariel Mendez and Jason Kropf are running to serve as Bend Metro Park & Recreation District Directors, ask questions, and find out how you can ensure we elect these pro-environment candidates to office. 

When: Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Where: Broken Top Bottle Shop, 1740 NW Pence Ln., Bend

RSVP: http://www.olcv.org/events/#pints&politics

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Apr
18
6:30 PM18:30

The Year in Song with Public (ROCK) Choir at Wild Ride Brewing

From 6:30pm to 8:00pm at Wild Ride Brewiong join Sing Bend's Public (ROCK) Choir Sing-along, led by Deena Kamm, for a deep dive into the music of 1968 (with a few space-themed songs thrown in for fun) and belt out songs without feeling self-conscious or worried about who can hear you and who's watching. It's not about being a great singer, it's about joining our collective voices and singing our faces off because it's good for you and it feels good! https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/  

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Apr
19
8:00 AM08:00

Effective Collaboration:

An engaging, 7-hour course to help you maximize the benefits of working with others. He will share concepts and skills that can be applied to a broad range of situations—including civic projects, policy-making, business and workplace (and even family) dynamics.

Sisters Fire Hall, Community Room

301 South Elm Street

Speaker: Steve Greenwood

National Policy Consensus Ctr

Registration 8:00am-8:30am

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Apr
19
10:00 AM10:00

​ ​ Old Mill Bird Walk

The Old Mill District and ECAS sponsor the Spring bird walks along the Deschutes River migratory corridor. The walks are from 10am - 12 noon .  Each walk is free and open to all ages and interest levels. Meet at 10am at the Ticket Mill in the Old Mill District where binoculars are available to check out  and a bird list is provided. 

https://www.ecaudubon.org/old-mill-bird-walks

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Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

RPA Theatre presents BIG FISH

Big Fish tells the larger-than-life tale of Edward Bloom, a man who leads an extraordinary life—according to the stories he tells his son, Will. But Will, who is getting married and expecting a child of his own, doesn’t think there’s any truth to the extravagant tales his father tells about meeting witches, kissing mermaids or joining the circus. Will must decide whether to accept his father’s wild stories as fact or risk losing him completely. General Admission - $5.00 Student Admission - $2.00

Tickets: https://rpatheatre.ticketleap.com/rpabigfish/dates/Apr-19-2019_at_0700PM 

RPA McClay Center of the Performing Arts, 640 SW Evergreen Ave, Redmond

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Apr
20
9:00 AM09:00

SOLVE it for Earth Day

Take part in Oregon’s largest Earth Day service event! As the number of people visiting and moving to our beautiful state continues to grow, it has become more important than ever to keep it clean and healthy! Let’s come together to make this Earth Day the largest ever, picking up litter, removing invasive plants, and planting native trees and shrubs across Oregon. Together we can make sure Oregon can remain the amazing place we all love.

View all the Central Oregon volunteer opportunities, and sign up for a project today.

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Apr
20
9:00 AM09:00

420 Bash

Dr. Jolly's, 415 SE 3rd St., Bend
All day in stores specials! Cannabis information and vendors from High Desert, Eugreen, Heroes of the Farm, Magic and many more! Food cart and musical guest! http://www.jollybend.com/events/420bash 541-508-2708

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Apr
20
10:00 AM10:00

Earth Day Hike

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Mary Crow for an Earth Day hike at Whychus Canyon Preserve to celebrate earth's beauty and treasures. We'll follow the Rim Trail to take in the spectacular views along the canyon while hiking to the northernmost point at the Preserve. Along the way we'll contemplate ways to become better stewards of the earth as you look for signs of wildlife and enjoy early spring wildflowers. Registration is required  https://4-20-19-wcp-earth-day-hike.eventbrite.com/

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Apr
20
10:30 AM10:30

1968 - America's Year of Crisis

1968 is remembered as the year that the United States nearly had a collective nervous breakdown. The year began with the Tet Offensive, during which North Vietnamese troops invaded the heavily guarded US Embassy in Saigon and ended with the election of Richard Nixon in November. Americans were exhausted. 10:30am at the East Bend Library and 1:00pm at the Redmond Library, Dr. William Rorabaugh from the University of Washington unpacks one of the most contentious years in American history. https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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Apr
20
11:00 AM11:00

Town Hall on Equal Access to Roads

Venue: First Presbyterian Church, 230 NE 9th Street, Bend, OR 97701

Event Description: The ability to drive legally is a necessity, but getting a driver’s license is out of reach for many Oregonians. A bill being considered by the Oregon Legislature, House Bill 2015, would allow the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue licenses to anyone living in Oregon who can pass the driving tests and show ID and proof of residency. Educators, medical providers and law enforcement officials will talk about how the inability to get a license affects individuals and families in our community who need to drive to work and school.

Name of Organization: Latino Community Association, Immigrant Solidarity Network

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Apr
20
12:00 PM12:00

Earth Day Fair & Parade

https://envirocenter.org/tec-events/earth-day-fair/

 The Environmental Center organizes Central Oregon’s annual Earth Day Fair & Parade – a colorful celebration of the natural world and our place within it. Join us for live music, local food, and family-friendly activities in downtown Bend.

 11:00 am: Assemble on Louisiana Avenue next to McMenamin’s

11:30 am: Parade starts (about 8 blocks through downtown Bend)

The fair takes place on Kansas Avenue in front of The Environmental Center (downtown Bend) from 12pm – 3pm.

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Apr
20
1:00 PM13:00

1968 - America's Year of Crisis

1968 is remembered as the year that the United States nearly had a collective nervous breakdown. The year began with the Tet Offensive and ended with the election of Richard Nixon in November. Americans were exhausted. 1:00pm at the Redmond Library Dr. William Rorabaugh from the University of Washington unpacks one of the most contentious years in American history. https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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Apr
21
9:00 AM09:00

Geology Hike

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Derek Loeb for a geology hike at Whychus Canyon Preserve. Enjoy the panoramic view of the Cascade crest while learning about the forces of nature that formed the cliffs surrounding Whychus Creek. Explore ancient juniper groves and native grasslands and learn a little about the human history of this area.

Registration is required https://4-21-19-wcp-geology-hike.eventbrite.com/

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Apr
22
9:00 AM09:00

Beginning Bird Walk

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. Registration is required https://4-22-19-cpm-beginning-bird-walk.eventbrite.com/

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Apr
22
5:00 PM17:00

Earth Day at Tentsile

Join Tentsile to celebrate Earth Day, drink free beer, and listen to live bluegrass music – all while benefiting the Deschutes Trails Coalition. We’re excited to host The Pitchfork Revolution, a true blue Northwest band!

This free, all-ages event will feature Trail Beer courtesy of 10 Barrel, kombucha by Humm, and tacos for purchase by El Sancho taco cart. Buy a raffle ticket for $5 to support the Deschutes Trails Coalition: grand prize giveaway is a two-person tree tent, the Connect ($450 value).

Space is limited, so RSVP now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/earth-day-at-tentsile-tickets-59392753324

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Apr
22
5:00 PM17:00

Bend City Council Listening Session: Dredging Mirror Pond

Venue: Deschutes County Services Building, Barnes Room (Physical location: NW Hill and Lafayette Streets)

The full Bend City Council will be on hand to listen to community members express concerns about a proposal to spend public funds for a dredging operation in Mirror Pond on the Deschutes River. All points of view will be considered. 3-minute comment format.

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Apr
22
6:00 PM18:00

Nature Journaling

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 discuss ways of seeing and recording the landscape, explore reasons for keeping a trail journal, and learn tips for quickly sketching flora/fauna for later identification. No journaling experience needed.

Registration is required  https://4-22-19-wcp-nature-journaling.eventbrite.com/

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Apr
22
6:00 PM18:00

Bingo At The Lot

Enjoy some delicious food and drink while playing bingo and supporting the Land Trust! Join us on Monday, April 22nd at 6pm for The Lot's Bingo for a Cause. The Land Trust will be hosting with a portion of the proceeds going towards our work.

 Bingo Details:

  • $1 per card

  • $2 Black Out round

  • Cash winners!

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Apr
22
6:30 PM18:30

Feathers, Fur, and Feelers: Deschutes River Residents

Globe-trotting photographer, Dave Rein, keeps it mostly local in this upcoming presentation. Dave will share some of his most endearing photos of wildlife as well as scenic shots of Central Oregon rivers and beyond. Along the way, he’ll offer photographic tips and tell tales about his encounters and adventures. Dave has an affection, and a keen eye, for river otters!

Doors open at 6:00 pm. Please RSVP. Suggested donation $2-$5 at the door.

https://coalitionforthedeschutes.org/event/feathers-fur-and-feelers-deschutes-river-residents/

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Apr
23
9:30 AM09:30

Wildflower Hike

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Carol Moorehead for an early wildflower hike at Whychus Canyon Preserve. Soak up spring as you explore ancient juniper groves and search for early spring wildflowers like yellow bells, prairie stars, and phlox. Enjoy hiking beneath ancient junipers while you make your way to a rocky outcrop with panoramic views of mountain peaks.

Registration is required  https://4-23-19-wcp-wildflower-hike.eventbrite.com/

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Apr
23
2:30 PM14:30

Excel Budgets & Formulas

2:30pm at the Downtown Bend Library participants will learn to further manipulate and format data on their spreadsheet and will play with some basic formulas by creating a monthly budget. 

This is a hands-on, interactive class. Participants should be comfortable using a mouse and internet browser. The library has laptops available or you can bring your own. Space is limited and registration is requested.  https://host5.evanced.info/deschutes/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=52982

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Apr
23
4:00 PM16:00

Happy Hour In The Garden

Join us in The Environmental Center’s Kansas Avenue Learning Garden any (or every) Tuesday! From 4-6 pm, we’ll be working out in the garden and invite anyone to come volunteer alongside us. Tasks vary, depending on the season. No experience necessary, gloves and tools provided. Bring a cup and enjoy some beer or kombucha from our Happy Hour in the Garden Beverage Sponsors. This event is family friendly, and you can drop in anytime.

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Apr
23
5:00 PM17:00

10 Barrel Charity Night

10 Barrel Eastside Pub is stepping up to support The Environmental Center this month! Join us on Tuesday, April 23rd to enjoy some great food and beer in support of local sustainability. 10 Barrel will donate all proceeds between 5-9pm to The Environmental Center. Plus, our team will be hanging out in the pub to help you find ways to connect with our work. Stop by our table to chat!

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Apr
23
6:00 PM18:00

Nature Journaling

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 discuss ways of seeing and recording the landscape, explore reasons for keeping a trail journal, and learn tips for quickly sketching flora/fauna for later identification. No journaling experience needed.

Registration is required https://4-23-19-cpm-nature-journaling.eventbrite.com/

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Apr
23
6:30 PM18:30

1968-The Year in Song with Public (ROCK)Choir at Worthy Brewing

Join Sing Bend's Public (ROCK) Choir Sing-along, led by Deena Kamm, for a deep dive into the music of 1968 (with a few space themed songs thrown in for fun) and belt out songs without feeling self-conscious or worried about who can hear you and who's watching. It's not about being a great singer, it's about joining our collective voices and singing our faces off because it's good for you and it feels good too..  https://www.deschuteslibrary.org

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Apr
24
12:00 PM12:00

Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory: 50 Years of Education and Discovery

Feed your body and your mind as local experts share their knowledge about issues important to you. 
Join us for our Brown Bag Lunch & Learn Series at the Bend Senior Center. This week's presentation is by Amanda Accamando, Manager of the Nature Center. She'll be teaching us about the history of the Sunriver Nature Center and Observatory. Bring your lunch; dessert and coffee are on us!

Bend Senior Center, 1600 Reed Market Road, Bend

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Apr
24
to Apr 26

2019 Oregon Active Transportation Summit

attendees will join leaders from across Oregon and beyond for networking, sharing best practices, and shaping the future of transportation.

Transportation, planning, tourism, and health professionals; policymakers; advocates; researchers; and visionaries will come together to share the latest and greatest on what investing in biking, walking, and transit means for our communities. Check out the complete overview of the summit and register today!

Cost: $50 – $288

Website: https://www.thestreettrust.org/2019-active-transportation-summit/

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Apr
24
5:15 PM17:15

Lawyer In The Library

Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers. Advance registration for appointments opens at 10 a.m., 13 days prior to the date. Appointmentsrun 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 any walk-in spots are available they will be awarded by lottery at 5:15 p.m.  https://host5.evanced.info/deschutes/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=51176

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Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

The Vietnam War Revisited

In this brief talk on the war in Viet Nam, look in-depth at the origins of the Viet Nam conflict and the various parties involved. Professor Christoph Giebel, of the University of Washtingon, will relate the Viet Nam War to the Geneva Accords of 1954, using one example from 1965 to illustrate how opposing sides in the 1960s used imagery and rhetorical frames to mobilize support for the costly war. 6:00pm at the DownTown Bend Library. https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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Apr
25
9:00 AM09:00

Summit Loop Geology Hike

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Derek Loeb for a geology hike along the Summit Loop Trail at Smith Rock State Park. Learn about how this dramatic area was formed by volcanic forces and the relentless erosive power of the Crooked River while taking in sweeping views of the Cascade crest. Registration is required  https://4-25-19-sr-summit-loop-geology-hike.eventbrite.com/

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Apr
25
12:00 PM12:00

Connie Druliner to Speak to Soroptimist

"Does your community organization need some inspiration to up its membership? Connie Druliner, long time community leader and CEO of Express Employment, will address Soroptimist on improving your volunteer organization. Join us Thursday, April 25 from noon to 1:00pm at the Deschutes Historical Museum, 129 NW Idaho, Bend. Contact: 503-519-5051 orwww.sibend.org "

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Apr
25
4:30 PM16:30

Garden Educator Network: Spring Lessons in the School Garden

The Spring Garden Educator Network Event will be a short workshop with local gardener and author, Kaci Rae Christopher, whose first book, The School Garden Curriculum, will be published in April! This workshop will go over some of her favorite spring garden lessons with kids, and you’ll leave with hands on ideas to do in your classroom or garden this spring. We are going to pre-order a handful of her books to be able to pass on a discount to our local garden educators at this event. Be sure to let us know if you are interested in purchasing one!

After the workshop, we’ll tour around the OSU Extension demonstration gardens and enjoy beverages while we share more informal ideas among each other for getting kids involved in garden based education this spring.

OSU Extension Office, 3800 SW Airport Way , Redmond

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Apr
25
5:30 PM17:30

Writers Writing - Laughing Through the Tears

Comedy has the transcendent ability to make upsetting and uncomfortable truths more digestible. This clinic is about utilizing the relationship between the two as it's own literary device. Life is big and long and hard. Participants will learn how to use their real life experience to weave comedy and tragedy into personal storytelling narratives.  Register: https://host5.evanced.info/deschutes/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=52861

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Apr
25
6:30 PM18:30

Meet the Candidates

This is a candidate forum, at the Environmental Center, focused on how candidates plan to tackle the key issues of diversity, inclusivity, and equity in our schools, higher learning institutions and our parks and recreation facilities. The intent of this forum is not to trap or pin down the candidates but simply to reinforce and ensure that these vital issues are finally brought to the forefront so that every person feels included in our town. It will be a learning experience for everyone who attends.

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Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Summit Theatre Company presents: ​The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Summit High School Performing Arts will produce Arthur Miller’s 1953 Tony Award winning play The Crucible, a masterpiece in dramatic storytelling. The Crucible is a masterpiece in dramatic storytelling in which the great American playwright, Arthur Miller, brings the madness of the Salem witch trials to life onstage. All performances in the Summit High School Auditorium at 2855 NW Clearwater Drive in Bend on April 25th, 26th & 27th at 7:00 pm and April 28th at 2:00 pm.

Ticket pricing is $8 for general admission and $5 for students (18 and under) and senior citizens (65+). Tickets will be available for purchase with cash or check only at the box office 45 minutes prior to the show.

www.summittheatrecompany.com/current-season.html


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Apr
26
9:00 AM09:00

Breaking Barriers Conference – Life Beyond Labels

The conference is guided by a vision for an inclusive community where barriers don’t exist and labels such as disability have no meaning. The conference is open to the public and is intended to provide a platform for people with disabilities, families, teachers, and service providers.

Over 50 exhibitors make up the largest disability resource fair ever in our region. This conference is made possible by over 20 local and state partners like Autism Society of Oregon, Central Oregon Disability Support Network (CODSN), DHS Employment First Initiative, Oregon ABLE Savings Plan, Oregon Department of Education, Deschutes County, High Desert ESD, Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities and many others. Registration is required. For more information visit: http://www.breakingbarriersoregon.com/

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Apr
26
12:00 PM12:00

Crowning Achievements of the Soviet Space Program

In this talk at the Sunriver Library, Cassio de Oliveira will tell the story of how space exploration became a central concern of the Soviet regime. The narrative begins with the influence of rocket scientist (and science fiction author) Konstantin Tsiolkovsky on Soviet scientists since before World War II, and continues through the formation of the Soviet military complex after the war. We will find out more about the secret "Star City" of Baikonur in the Kazakh Steppe, and about Gagarin's transformation into a pop figure after his famous flight. https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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Apr
26
2:45 PM14:45

Excel Budgets and Formulas

At the Redmond Library participants will learn to further manipulate and format data on their spreadsheet and will play with some basic formulas by creating a monthly budget. 
This is a hands-on, interactive class. Participants should be comfortable using a mouse and internet browser. The library has laptops available or you can bring your own. Space is limited and registration is requested.  https://host5.evanced.info/deschutes/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=53652

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Apr
27
8:00 AM08:00

Bird Walk

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Bill Mitchell 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. Registration is required  https://4-27-19-cpm-bird-walk.eventbrite.com/

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Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

Oregon Spotted Frog Stewardship Adventure

Calling all families—learn about the Oregon spotted frog and how to keep our local watershed healthy in this interactive workshop. Conduct hands-on science and art activities. Take a field trip to an Oregon spotted frog habitat and participate in a stewardship project. This workshop is for children ages 7 to 10 and an adult caregiver. Bring a hat, sunscreen, water bottle and lunch. Transportation provided.

High Desert Museum, 9:00 am — 1:00 pm

Register: http://13443.blackbaudhosting.com/13443/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=2328f5ef-b74e-43f8-86b6-11ac1f03f530

$2 per person

With support from Oregon Wildlife Foundation

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Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Wildflower Hike

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and David Miller for an early wildflower hike at Whychus Canyon Preserve. Soak up spring as you search for early season wildflowers like yellow bells, prairie stars, and phlox. Enjoy hiking through ancient juniper forests while you make your way to a rocky outcrop with panoramic views of mountain peaks.

Registration is required https://4-27-19-wcp-wildflower-hike.eventbrite.com/

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Apr
27
1:00 PM13:00

Crowning Achievements of the Soviet Space Program

In this talk at the Downtown Bend Library, Cassio de Oliveira will tell the story of how space exploration became a central concern of the Soviet regime. The narrative begins with the influence of rocket scientist (and science fiction author) Konstantin Tsiolkovsky on Soviet scientists since before World War II, and continues through the formation of the Soviet military complex after the war. We will find out more about the secret "Star City" of Baikonur in the Kazakh Steppe, and about Gagarin's transformation into a pop figure after his famous flight. https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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Apr
27
3:00 PM15:00

Brent Alan Performs at the Redmond Library

Brent has been an integral part of the music scene in Central Oregon since writing and performing his first original songs in the 80s. These days he runs a state of the art recording studio in Sisters Brent has a special touch for introspective songwriting and gifted hands on guitar, mandolin, dobro, bass, piano, and banjo. https://www.deschuteslibrary.org

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Apr
28
9:00 AM09:00

Nature Journaling

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and hiker and passionate journaler, Kolby Kirk, for a day of learning tips and techniques for keeping a journal while exploring nature! We'll spend the day at the Willow Springs Preserve discussing ways of seeing and recording the landscape, explore reasons for keeping a trail journal, and learn tips for quickly sketching flora/fauna for later identification. No journaling experience needed.

Registration is required  https://4-28-19-ws-nature-journaling.eventbrite.com/

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Apr
28
9:00 AM09:00

Water, Wood + Rocks

Join the Deschutes Land Trust, Leslie Olson, and Derek Loeb to explore the history of Central Oregon in Skyline Forest. Mill about near the site of a 1916 lumber mill and explore Bend's early logging history. Then, hike along the Columbia Southern Canal and a surprising canyon that gives a window into Bend's explosive geologic past.  Registration is required  https://4-28-19-sf-water-wood-rocks.eventbrite.com/

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Apr
28
2:00 PM14:00

Summit Theatre Company presents: ​The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Summit High School Performing Arts will produce Arthur Miller’s 1953 Tony Award winning play The Crucible, a masterpiece in dramatic storytelling. The Crucible is a masterpiece in dramatic storytelling in which the great American playwright, Arthur Miller, brings the madness of the Salem witch trials to life onstage. All performances in the Summit High School Auditorium at 2855 NW Clearwater Drive in Bend on April 25th, 26th & 27th at 7:00 pm and April 28th at 2:00 pm.

Ticket pricing is $8 for general admission and $5 for students (18 and under) and senior citizens (65+). Tickets will be available for purchase with cash or check only at the box office 45 minutes prior to the show.

www.summittheatrecompany.com/current-season.html


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Apr
30
2:00 PM14:00

Rethink Food Waste

Ani Kasch from the Environmental Center will talk about how to decrease our food waste. Food is something everyone on earth needs to live. Learn why food waste is an issue, how much food you waste in your home and easy ways you can waste less. Join your community: Pledge to waste less food, because food is too good to waste.
This event is open to the public but seating is limited. Please RSVP to Anne Wilson at 541-383-1414.
Event url: www.touchmarkbend.com

Touchmark at Mount Bachelor Village, 19800 SW Touchmark Way, Bend

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Apr
30
2:30 PM14:30

Excel Charts & Graphs

At the Downtown Bend Library participants will learn how to take spreadsheet data and create and design graphs and charts that convey their information in an effective and appealing manner. 

This is a hands-on, interactive class. Participants should be comfortable using a mouse and internet browser. The library has laptops available or you can bring your own. Space is limited and registration is requested.  https://host5.evanced.info/deschutes/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=52983

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Apr
30
3:00 PM15:00

Central Oregon Army National Guard Open House

The Central Oregon Army National Guard Units are hosting an Open House Event from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Bend Armory located at 875 SW Simpson Ave,. This is an opportunity for the citizens of Central Oregon to come check out the equipment, capabilities, and interact with the Soldiers. This is a free event with complimentary beverages. www.facebook.com/scoutsout182/

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Apr
30
4:00 PM16:00

Happy Hour In The Garden

Join us in The Environmental Center’s Kansas Avenue Learning Garden any (or every) Tuesday! From 4-6 pm, we’ll be working out in the garden and invite anyone to come volunteer alongside us. Tasks vary, depending on the season. No experience necessary, gloves and tools provided. Bring a cup and enjoy some beer or kombucha from our Happy Hour in the Garden Beverage Sponsors. This event is family friendly, and you can drop in anytime.

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Apr
30
6:30 PM18:30

My Stroke of Luck

Venue: Tower Theatre

Event Description: Dr. Diane Barnes shares her story of surviving a catastrophic event and redefining her life. This fundraising event is a one woman, awarding winning professionally produced play. In a spellbinding and funny look at love, family and insurmountable obstacles, She shares her story of overcoming tragedy to forge a new identity. You don't want to miss this story of humor, grit and victory. This is a play for anyone who has or is facing life-changing challenges. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with a silent auction to preceed the play.

Name of Organization: Stroke Awareness Oregon

Website: http://www.strokeawarenessoregon.org

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May
1
12:00 PM12:00

The History of the Bend Water Pageant

Feed your body and your mind as local experts share their knowledge about issues important to you. 
This week's Lunch & Learn presentation is by Kelly Cannon-Miller, of the Deschutes Historical Society. She will be discussing the history of the Bend Water Pageant. Please join us! Bring your lunch; dessert and coffee are on us.

Bend Senior Center, 1600 Reed Market Road, Bend

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May
1
5:15 PM17:15

Downtown Bend: Lawyer in the Library

Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers. Spanish interpreters are available the first Wednesday of the month.
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.

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May
1
5:30 PM17:30

Community Conversations - Our Growing Community


Downtown Bend Public Library
Brooks Room, 5:30pm

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Description

Community Conversations invites you to bring your voice to the table for our facilitated conversation on our experiences with growth in Bend. Supper included.
When we feel more invested, we're more likely to get involved. All of our supper conversations stem from a strong commitment to curiosity, compassion, and community.

Learn more about the project at www.communityconversationsbend.org

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May
1
6:00 PM18:00

Mythic Wolf Stories

Central Oregon Chapter of Great Old Broads for Wilderness and Oregon Wild are sponsoring a conversation and presentation by Susan Strauss. Susan will present ancient stories from world cultures that pre-date the Dark Ages of Europe and the advent of such misleading tales as “Little Red Riding Hood”.

The purpose of the evening is to be inspired by this ancient wisdom to write letters objecting to the Trump Administration’s proposed delisting of the wolf from the Endangered Species List. 

Please register in advance. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e044caba929abf85-themythic

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May
3
10:00 AM10:00

Mammals of The Metolius

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Gary 'Gus' Gustafson to learn more about the mammals of the Metolius Preserve. The Preserve is home to a wide array of wildlife from deer and elk to bears, cougars, and others. Learn more about these mammals and their habits and habitats. Discover how to read the landscape to find the clues wildlife leave behind during their daily activities. Registration is required https://5-3-19-mp-mammals-of-the-metolius.eventbrite.com/

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May
3
2:00 PM14:00

Intro to Facebook

Redmond Public Library
Multi-Purpose Room

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More and more people are using social networking to connect with friends and family. We'll show you how to get the most out of your account while staying safe online. 
This is a hands-on, interactive class. Participants should be comfortable using a mouse and internet browser. The library has laptops available or you can bring your own. Space is limited and registration is requested.

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May
3
6:00 PM18:00

4rd Annual Faces of Farming Gala and Silent Auction presented by Central Oregon Locavore

Join Central Oregon Locavore in honoring farmers and ranchers at the Faces of Farming Silent Auction and Gala at Tetherow Resort. This year's theme is Innovation and Ingenuity: As casually observed by many, and truly noticed by few, farmers are the ultimate innovators. This will be an evening of artful and delicious surprises, designed to honor the hardy and dedicated people who grow and raise our food in Central Oregon.

The Event Pavilion at Tetherow Resort - 61240 Skyline Ranch Rd,

Tickets: $85 for Locavore members/$95 for non members/$600 Table

www.centraloregonlocavore.org

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May
4
8:00 AM08:00

Bird Walk

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.  Registration is required  https://5-4-19-cpm-bird-walk.eventbrite.com/

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May
4
9:00 AM09:00

Ochoco Preserve Tour

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Leslie Olson for a tour of our new Ochoco Preserve. We will meet at the Crooked River Wetlands Complex and meander out on gravel trails towards the Crooked River. Ochoco Preserve is home to 1/2 mile of McKay Creek, 1/2 mile of Ochoco Creek, and a host of wildlife species including salmon and steelhead, frogs and toads, and many species of water birds and songbirds. Registration is required https://5-4-19-op-tour.eventbrite.com/

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May
4
9:00 AM09:00

7th Annual Run 4 Recovery

Run 4 Recovery's 7th annual fundraiser for the Redmond Alano Club. May the Fourth Be With You!
5K/10K/Kid's Fun Run; Race starts at 9am; FREE Kid's Fun Run at 10am, Star Wars toys and costumes welcome! Silent Auction Fundraiser

Cost: $30 for 5K/10K Kids fun run is free! 
Phone: (541) 480-7998 
Tickets: https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=131213 
Event url: www.facebook.com/events/1636440629803147/

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May
4
9:00 AM09:00

Nature Journaling

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and hiker and passionate journaler, Kolby Kirk, for a day of learning tips and techniques for keeping a journal while exploring nature! We'll spend the day at the Metolius Preserve discussing ways of seeing and recording the landscape, explore reasons for keeping a trail journal, and learn tips for quickly sketching flora/fauna for later identification. No journaling experience needed. Registration is required https://5-4-19-mp-nature-journaling.eventbrite.com/

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May
4
1:00 PM13:00

Bicycle Know-How

Experts from Hutch’s Bicycles will demonstrate easy repairs every biker—from beginner to enthusiast—should know. Demonstration will include the basics: tire pressure, chain lubing and cleaning of the bike. 

1:00 p.m. – Downtown Bend Library | 601 NW Wall Street, Bend

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May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Whychus Canyon Preserve Hike

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://5-5-19-wcp-hike.eventbrite.com/

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May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Intermediate Mountain Bike Ride

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Mark Reed for a 10 mile intermediate mountain bike ride on the Green Ridge Trail. Learn more about the Land Trust's work in the Metolius River region as you take in the magnificent views of the Metolius River valley and the Cascade mountains. Explore recent fire history in the region and look for colorful Washington lilies and migrating elk along the way. Registration is required https://5-5-19-gr-intermediate-mountain-bike-ride.eventbrite.com/

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May
6
5:00 PM17:00

One Tech Meetup to Rule Them All

BendTECH 1001 SW Emkay Dr,

Join us at the Central OR Tech Meetup of all meetups presented and hosted by BendTECH Coworking.
Whether you want to know more about coding, add to the conversation on female diversity in tech, join/create a Meetup group, or learn about tech business financing, etc. all are welcome.
$10 Gives you access to the event with food and beer provided!

Tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/2307110042838560/

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May
6
5:15 PM17:15

Page to Screen: Wonder at Tin Pan Theater

Tin Pan Theater

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Bring the whole family to Tin Pan Theater for the viewing and post-movie discussion of "Wonder." Pick up your copy of the book at the front desk of the Downtown Bend Library and then compare and contrast the book and movie in a librarian-led discussion after the free screening of the film. 
Doors open at 4:45. Movie begins at 5:15 pm. Concessions available for purchase. 

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May
7
2:30 PM14:30

Downtown Bend: Coding Camp I

Downtown Bend Public Library
Meyer Classroom

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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 I, participants will create a simple web page using the programming language HTML. 
•In Part II, participants will use the programming language CSS to add style to the simple web page created in part I. 
•In Part III, 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.

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May
7
6:00 PM18:00

Downtown Bend: The UP North Loop - 2,600 Miles Through The Inland Northwest

Downtown Bend Public Library
Brooks Room No registration required

Ras Vaughan and Kathy "OBAL Unbranded" Vaughan, aka Team UltraPedestrian, set out hiking south on the Idaho Centennial Trail from the small town of Hammett, Idaho. After covering more than 2,600 miles on foot over the course of 174 days they returned to their starting point to complete the first ever UP North Loop. The epic journey took them across the breadth and width of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.

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May
8
12:00 PM12:00

East Bend: History Pub Encore - History & Climate Change

East Bend Public Library
Meeting Room No registration required

The history of global warming goes back farther than you might think, and it involves people you might not have expected to find on the front lines of climate change—many of them connected to the Northwest. 

Dr. Sean Munger is a historian, attorney and consultant specializing in the intersection of law and climate change. He is also a novelist, having published in the horror and science fiction genres.

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May
8
3:00 PM15:00

Intro to Denim Mending

Explore a variety of ways to mend denim both by hand and by machine in this class. Local seamstress Allison Murphy, owner and designer of utilitu sewing + design, will lead students through brief hands-on exploration of ways to patch denim. Space is limited and registration is required.  

3:00 p.m. – La Pine Library | 16425 1st Street, La Pine

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May
8
5:15 PM17:15

Downtown Bend: Lawyer in the Library

Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers. Spanish interpreters are available the first Wednesday of the month.
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.

https://host5.evanced.info/deschutes/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=51154

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May
8
5:30 PM17:30

Leadership Bend Impact Summit

Leadership Bend’s Class of 2019 selected nine Central Oregon nonprofits to participate in this year’s Impact Summit and have the opportunity to earn more than $10,000 in unrestricted funds. The hands-on competition has awarded more than $50,000 in unrestricted funds to winning nonprofits in the past four years. The Impact Summit, which provides training and visibility for local nonprofits, culminates in an opportunity to present in front of a panel of experts during Pitch for a Purpose.

Tickets: https://business.bendchamber.org/events/register/9329

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May
9
10:30 AM10:30

Downtown Bend: Introduction to Finding Grants

Downtown Bend Public Library Meyer Classroom

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Introduction to Finding Grants will provide an overview of the funding research process for nonprofits seeking grants from foundations, corporations, and grantmaking public charities. Participants will learn tips on how best to identify funding sources for nonprofit organizations, highlighting the electronic and print resources available for free at Deschutes Public Library. Seating is limited and registration is recommended. 

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May
9
6:00 PM18:00

A Fresh Look at Leonardo

How it is we know Leonardo da Vinci? Discover the real evidence and the actual man who emerges as we take a new look at one of history’s most enigmatic and brilliant people. Bend author Michael Lankford explores Leonardo da Vinci in this presentation based on his new book Becoming Leonardo: An Exploded View of the Life of Leonardo da Vinci

6:00 p.m. – East Bend Library | 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend

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May
10
12:00 PM12:00

A Fresh Look at Leonardo

How it is we know Leonardo da Vinci? Discover the real evidence and the actual man who emerges as we take a new look at one of history’s most enigmatic and brilliant people. Bend author Michael Lankford explores Leonardo da Vinci in this presentation based on his new book Becoming Leonardo: An Exploded View of the Life of Leonardo da Vinci

noon – Sunriver Library | 56855 Venture Lane, Sunriver

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May
10
2:00 PM14:00

Redmond: Intro to Craigslist

Redmond Public Library
Multi-Purpose Room

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When people think of buying and selling online the first thing they often think of is Craigslist. Learn how to browse and search for items, respond to ads, post your own ads with photos and avoid scams and other common pitfalls.
This is a hands-on, interactive class. The library has laptops available or you can bring your own. Space is limited and registration is requested. 


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May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Choosing Short Season Veggies

Venue: Hollinshead Community Garden; 1235 NE Jones Rd., Bend

The Central Oregon chapter of OSU Master Gardeners™ presents a gardening class: Choosing Vegetables For a Short Season Garden. Gardeners will learn how to choose and propagate seeds that will be successful in our unique growing environment. Class will be held outdoors in the garden, so please dress for the weather.

www.gocomga.com

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May
11
3:00 PM15:00

What Computers Know (and Don’t Know)

Smart machines have been a part of science, and science fiction, for decades. As modern headlines announce the resurgence of artificial intelligence (AI) and the promise of “smart assistants,” how might we separate fact from fiction? We’ll explore the history of AI and how machine learning works with Yong Bakos, who leads the computer science program at OSU-Cascades.

3:00 p.m. – Redmond Library | 827 SW Deschutes Avenue, Redmond

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May
14
2:30 PM14:30

Copy of Downtown Bend: Coding Camp II

Downtown Bend Public Library
Meyer Classroom

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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 II, participants will use the programming language CSS to add style to the simple web page created in part I. 
•In Part III, 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.

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May
15
5:15 PM17:15

Downtown Bend: Lawyer in the Library

Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers. Spanish interpreters are available the first Wednesday of the month.
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.

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May
16
6:00 PM18:00

Feeding the Human Machine

The human body is a complicated machine. Providing the best possible fuel is required to keep it running smoothly. During this Nutrition 101 class, Nicole Lamb (M.S. Nutrition) gives you all the right tools for total body health—balanced energy, mood, sleep, metabolism, brain function and more!

6:00 p.m. – East Bend Library | 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend

 

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May
17
2:00 PM14:00

Redmond: Intro to the Cloud

Redmond Public Library
Multi-Purpose Room

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This class will teach you the basics of cloud computing through Google Drive. You will learn how to create and save your files to the cloud and share and collaborate with others. 
Participants must have a google or Gmail account prior to class. 
This is a hands-on, interactive class. The library has laptops available or you can bring your own. Space is limited and registration is requested.


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May
17
5:30 PM17:30

UPSTREAM Annual Fundraiser

A salute to streams, students and stewardship! The Upper Deschutes Watershed Council will be hosting their annual fundraiser, UPSTREAM, on Friday, May 17th, 2019 at Brasada Ranch in Bend, Oregon. UPSTREAM is a community event focused on sharing the work of students and celebrating watershed education.

Tickets are on sale for $90 per person and tables for eight guests are $700. For more information or to buy a ticket visitwww.restorethedeschutes.org or contact Kolleen Miller, kmiller@restorethedeschutes.org.

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May
18
10:00 AM10:00

Downtown Bend: Author Jane Kirkpatrick

Downtown Bend Public Library
Brooks Room No registration required

Throughout the year the American Association of Women has focused on programming highlighting the strength of women. Celebrate strong women with AAUW and author Jane Kirkpatrick. Kirkpatrick is internationally recognized for her lively presentations and well-researched stories that encourage and inspire.

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May
18
12:00 PM12:00

Pioneer Day at Tetherow Homestead

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. 

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May
19
2:00 PM14:00

Typewriter History & Empowering Clerks

First commercially produced in 1874, typewriters were commonplace starting in the mid-1880s. In their heyday they were indispensable tools in homes, offices and classrooms for almost all written communication. This presentation highlights the history of typewriters while showcasing typewriters of local historic significance, with several on display.

2:00 p.m. – Downtown Bend Library | 601 NW Wall Street, Bend

 

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May
20
6:00 PM18:00

What Computers Know (and Don’t Know)

Smart machines have been a part of science, and science fiction, for decades. As modern headlines announce the resurgence of artificial intelligence (AI) and the promise of “smart assistants,” how might we separate fact from fiction? We’ll explore the history of AI and how machine learning works with Yong Bakos, who leads the computer science program at OSU-Cascades.

6:00 p.m. – Downtown Bend Library | 601 NW Wall Street, Bend

 

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May
21
2:00 PM14:00

All the hot topics-except politics

Third Tuesday of every month, 2-3 p.m. Continues through May 21
Touchmark at Mt. Bachelor Village

19800 SW Touchmark Way, Bend

Everything is on the table for discussion at this monthly forum, including science, medicine, economics, technology and more. The only topic that is not discussed is politics. Open to the public. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to Anne Wilson at 541-383-1414.

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May
21
2:30 PM14:30

Downtown Bend: Coding Camp III

Downtown Bend Public Library
Meyer Classroom

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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, 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.


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May
21
6:00 PM18:00

Machines as the Measure of Men?

Industry and machines were used as a justification for colonization, racial sciences and a general sense of superiority in Europe's 20th century. Dr. Jessica Hammerman explores the centrality of industrialization as a Western phenomenon. 

6:00 p.m. – Downtown Bend Library | 601 NW Wall Street, Bend

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May
22
12:00 PM12:00

Machines as the Measure of Men?

Industry and machines were used as a justification for colonization, racial sciences and a general sense of superiority in Europe's 20th century. Dr. Jessica Hammerman explores the centrality of industrialization as a Western phenomenon. 

noon – Sisters Library | 110 North Cedar Street, Sisters

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May
22
5:15 PM17:15

Downtown Bend: Lawyer in the Library

Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers. Spanish interpreters are available the first Wednesday of the month.
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.

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May
28
5:30 PM17:30

Downtown Bend: Writers Working - Onramps & Greased Pigs: The Art of Titling

Downtown Bend Public Library
Brooks Room No registration required

In this workshop, you will learn new strategies for maximizing the chemistry between text and title. Using Matthea Harvey's titling taxonomy as our guide, we will explore titles that act as onramps, spotlights, license plates, greased pigs, and helium balloons, as well as titles that don't wear ties. This workshop is open to writers at all levels and of all genres.
Please bring 1-2 short pieces that need titles.

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May
29
5:15 PM17:15

Downtown Bend: Lawyer in the Library

Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers. Spanish interpreters are available the first Wednesday of the month.
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.

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May
29
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to Denim Mending

explore a variety of ways to mend denim both by hand and by machine in this class. Local seamstress Allison Murphy, owner and designer of utilitu sewing + design, will lead students through brief hands-on exploration of ways to patch denim. Space is limited and registration is required.

6:00 p.m. – Downtown Bend Library | 601 NW Wall Street, Bend

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Jun
12
12:30 PM12:30

RiZe Up

Singer-songwriter-satirist Roy Zimmerman brings his all-new “RiZe Up” show to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon Wednesday, June 12 in a benefit performance for KPOV High Desert Community Radio.

Zimmerman’s new CD “RiZe Up” features some hilarious, thought-provoking, and inspiring new songs like “Drain the Swamp,” “Thoughts and Prayers,” and “Rise Up.”

More information on Roy Zimmerman and his music is available at http://www.royzimmerman.com.

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Apr
18
5:00 PM17:00

Downtown Bend: Community Questions

Downtown Bend Public Library
Brooks Room No registration required

We live in times of great change. How can we move forward with greater understanding of our differences, and our sameness? We believe timely, open ended questions create a space for us to do just that.

Explore questions through thought provoking prompts, quotes, and images. You will connect with others through writing, listening, and sharing. 

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Apr
18
2:30 PM14:30

Open Computer Lab

2:30pm to 4:00pm 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. 

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Apr
18
8:00 AM08:00

Bird Walk

Join Carol Wall and the Deschutes Land Trust for a bird walk through Willow Springs Preserve. Watch for warblers in the willows along Whychus Creek, raptors soaring high above the creekside meadow, and woodpeckers in the tall cottonwoods. As you take in the natural world, learn about the human history of the Preserve and its connection to the settlement of Central Oregon. Registration is required https://4-18-19-ws-bird-walk.eventbrite.com/

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Apr
17
6:30 PM18:30

Living in the Future’s Past, the film

Producer Jeff Bridges narrates this beautifully photographed, thoughtful film which looks at issues we face as an interconnected world on the brink of a devastating future.  With a focus on the currency of life—energy—the film looks at human impacts on the Earth and what that means going forward.

Where:   Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas, Bend

Sponsor:   Sierra Club

Cost:   Open to the public; $5 donation welcome

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Apr
17
6:00 PM18:00

Monarch Wing Workshop

Join Deschutes Land Trust + Base Camp Studio as we craft our very own Magnificent Monarch Wings!

Use your creativity to bring awareness to a cause! Western monarch butterfly populations are in decline. As an important breeding ground for monarchs, Central Oregonians are working together to bring the monarchs back!

Bring the whole gang or plan some quality time with a parent, child, grandparent, niece, friend… you get the idea! The studio is open for all ages to connect with others doing, creating, and protecting what we love. No art experience necessary. We will have all the materials you will need and a facilitator to help you get started in our journey! https://www.facebook.com/events/336311220341312/

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Apr
17
5:15 PM17:15

Lawyer In The Library

Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers. Advance registration for appointments opens at 10 a.m., 13 days prior to the date. Appointmentsrun 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 any walk-in spots are available they will be awarded by lottery at 5:15 p.m.  https://host5.evanced.info/deschutes/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=51176

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Apr
16
6:00 PM18:00

Meet Astronaut and Author Jim Wetherbee

Former NASA astronaut Jim Wetherbee, the only American astronaut to have commanded five space missions, shares stories of Apollo 8 and what it took to get the first astronauts around the moon and back. In 1984, Jim was selected to join NASA in its tenth group of astronauts. Over his 20-year career, he flew six times on the Space Shuttle. The five-time commander flew two missions to the Russian Space Station, Mir, and two missions to the International Space Station. His book Controlling Risk in a Dangerous World was published in 2017.

Tuesday, April 16, 6:00 p.m. | Downtown Bend Library, 601 NW Wall Street, Bend

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Apr
16
5:30 PM17:30

OSU-Cascades Science Pub: Little Deep Earth Zombies

Join OSU professor and microbiologist Frederick “Rick” Colwell when he sheds light on microbes – many of them zombie-like in appearance -- that live hundreds of meters below our feet, and the role they play in the underground biosphere.

Cost: Free, but registration required. 
Phone: (541) 322-3100 
Event url: osucascades.edu/sciencepubs

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Apr
16
4:00 PM16:00

Happy Hour in the Garden

Join us in The Environmental Center’s Kansas Avenue Learning Garden any (or every) Tuesday! From 4-6 pm, we’ll be working out in the garden and invite anyone to come volunteer alongside us. Tasks vary, depending on the season. No experience necessary, gloves and tools provided. Bring a cup and enjoy some beer or kombucha from our Happy Hour in the Garden Beverage Sponsors. This event is family friendly, and you can drop in anytime.

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Apr
16
2:30 PM14:30

Excel - Basics

2:30pm at the Downtown Bend Library participants will get an overview of Microsoft Excel, the most popular spreadsheet program, and learn how to enter and edit data, add and delete rows and columns and sort data by creating a simple address book. 

This is a hands-on, interactive class. Participants should be comfortable using a mouse and internet browser. The library has laptops available or you can bring your own. Space is limited and registration is requested.  https://host5.evanced.info/deschutes/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=52981

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Apr
16
2:00 PM14:00

All the hot topics-except politics

Third Tuesday of every month, 2-3 p.m. Continues through May 21
Touchmark at Mt. Bachelor Village

19800 SW Touchmark Way, Bend

Everything is on the table for discussion at this monthly forum, including science, medicine, economics, technology and more. The only topic that is not discussed is politics. Open to the public. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to Anne Wilson at 541-383-1414.

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Apr
16
10:00 AM10:00

How DNA & Genealogy Revealed My First Parents’ Identity

Like many adoptees, Don Anderson from Portland wanted to know the roots of his identity. His book, “Paper and Spit,” chronicles his journey. It is filled with many ups and downs, and climatic, breakthrough moments. Hear Don tell his story at the Genealogical Society’s free monthly meeting. The Bend Genealogical Society (BGS) is for anyone interested in their family history, beginners and experienced researchers alike. 

Williamson Hall at Rock Arbor Villa, 2200 NE Highway 20

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