Jan
23
to Mar 5

Roundabout Art for Prineville

the City of Prineville is putting out a call for regional artists to submit their ideas for large-scale artwork to adorn the center of the roundabout at the intersection of Hwy. 126 and Tom McCall Drive.

Prineville Mayor Steve Uffelman said, “We’re looking for a regional artist who can take inspiration from the community's recreational opportunities, natural beauty, and cultural heritage to create a well-integrated, visual focal point worthy of this special place.” 

Artists from Oregon, Washington and Idaho are encouraged to apply by submitting a Request for Proposal by March 5. According to the City, the project cost would "include all project costs such as artist’s fees, permitting fees, stamped engineering drawings, as well as the transportation and installation of art."   

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Feb
1
to Mar 31

Community Baby Shower

It’s time once again for the annual Community Baby Shower hosted by SI Bend.  Since 2005, SI Bend has been collection gently used or new baby & toddler clothing and hygiene items. All items collected by SI Bend are distributed by the Deschutes County Department of Human Services in Central Oregon to local families in need who cannot afford basic baby care supplies.   

From now until March 31, donations such as diapers, unwrapped clothing, blankets, hygiene items, bottles and pacifiers may be dropped off at the locations below.  Used car seats cannot be accepted.

Bella Studio Salon – 2150 NE Studio Rd, Bend, 97701

BJ’s Quilt Basket -20225 Badger Road, Bend, 97702

Central Oregon Locavore – 1841 NE 3rd St, Bend, 97701

Harcourts, The Garner Group - 2762 Northwest Crossing Drive, Ste.100, Bend, 97703

Hopscotch Kids – 1303 NW Galveston, Bend, 97701

Jake’s Diner – 2210 US Hwy 20, Bend, 97701

Lovejoy’s Market – 19530 Amber Meadow Dr., Bend, 97702

Newport Market – 1121 Newport, Bend, 97701

QuiltWorks – 926 NE Greenwood, Bend, 97701

For more details on the SI Bend Community Baby Shower, please contact the co-chairs Arlene Hendrix at 541-617-0079 and/or   Shari Anderson at 541-678-5779.


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Feb
2
to Apr 14

Tax Prep Sessions

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions.

Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. beginning February 2nd. For more information visit http://cashoregon.org for a list of items to bring with you to the session. 

https://www.deschuteslibrary.org

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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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Feb
5
to Feb 28

8th Annual Pup Crawl

 Have a howling good time at a local brew pub during the Pup Crawl and help raise money for homeless animals. The Humane Society of Central Oregon’s 8th Annual Pup Crawl begins February 5th for twelve evenings from 4:00 to 8:00pm each night. Join us at any or all of the nights.

 Tuesday, February 5 at 10 Barrel Brewing WESTSIDE (1135 NW Gaveston, Bend 97701)

                                                    EASTSIDE (62950 NE 18th St, Bend 97701)

Wednesday, February 6 at Deschutes Brewery Tasting Room (901 SW Simpson Ave, Bend 97702)

Thursday, February 7 at Sunriver Brewing-Galveston Pub (1005 NW Galveston Ave, Bend 97703)

Friday, February 8 at GoodLife Brewing Company (70 SW Century, Bend 97702)

 Tuesday February 12 at Cascade Lakes Brewing Co. The Lodge(1441 SW Chandler, Bend 97702)

Wednesday, February 13 at Sunriver Brewing Village at Sunriver(Bldg 4)

Tuesday, February 19 at Crux Fermentation Project (50 SW Division St, Bend 97702)

Wednesday, February 20 at Deschutes Brewery (1044 NW Bond St, Bend 97703)

Saturday, February 23 at Avid Cider (550 SW Industrial Way #190, Bend 97702)                                    

Tuesday, February 26 at Worthy Brewing (495 NE Bellevue, Bend 97701)

Wednesday, February 27 at Bend Brewing Co (1019 NW Brooks St, Bend 97701)

Thursday, February 28 at Wild Ride Brew Company (332 SW 5th, Redmond 97756)

 The Humane Society of Central Oregon Pup Crawl includes a custom pint glass and beverage of choice. 100% of the money raised each night benefits the animals. Purchase during any Pup Crawl night.

  • Logo Pint Glass & One Beverage $10

  • Logo Glass & 1 Beverage at 3 different Pup Crawl Nights $25

  • Logo baseball T-shirt $15

Enjoy the evening drinking and eating among friends to help animals in need. Meet HSCO staff to learn more about what we do and how you can help the animals in our community. Thanks to our sponsors Bend Studio and Michael Hopp - Homes by Hopp, 100% of the money raised each night benefits the animals.

This is an evening for humans to raise money for the animals, please leave dog at home unless they can join you on a dog friendly patio. For schedule and information visit www.hsco.org or call 541.330.7096.

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Feb
22
to Feb 23

Mountainfilm on Tour

Mountainfilm on Tour: A Fundraiser for The Environmental Center

February 22 and 23, 7PM (Doors at 6pm) at The Tower Theatre

 

Support sustainability in Central Oregon by joining The Environmental Center for the 16th annual screening of Mountainfilm in Bend. Mountainfilm on Tour brings a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm festival held every year in Telluride, Colorado. Come enjoy two nights of stellar films that will inspire you to create a better world. Intermission features a raffle with amazing prize packages from local shops. 

 

Event link: https://envirocenter.org/tec-events/mountainfilm-on-tour/

Ticket link: https://www.towertheatre.org/tickets-and-events/mountainfilm-on-tour-a-fundraiser-for-the-environmental-center_3

 

General Admission $22 Advance, $25 Day of Show. $40 package deal for both nights.

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Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

Snowshoe With a Ranger

Visitors to the Mt. Bachelor Ski Area can go on a snowshoe tour with a ranger at 10:00am and 11:30am. Meet at the Forest Service snowshoeing hut located at Mt. Bachelor’s West Village. All interpretive programs focus on the ecology, geology and wildlife of the Cascades. A donation of $5 is suggested to help non-profit Discover Your Forest continue to provide educational programing and volunteer support to the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and the Crooked River National Grassland.

http://discoveryourforest.org/

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Feb
23
to Feb 24

Eagle Watch

Saturday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Round Butte Overlook Park

SW Riverview Road

Madras, OR

Price: Free

The free celebration honors resident and migratory eagles and other raptors that live in the Lake Billy Chinook area. Hosted by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD), Portland General Electric (PGE), Crooked River National Grassland and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, the event features activities to explore the natural and cultural significance of raptors.

Festivities will be in “Eagle Village” at Round Butte Overlook Park, 10 miles west of Madras; rain, shine or snow event - there are indoor heated tents and roads will be plowed. Free lunch daily 11:30 - 12:30 or until we run out.

Attendees can meet Joe, a rehabilitated great horned owl from the Sunriver Nature Center. Children are invited to build a bluebird house (on Saturday) or a bird feeder (on Sunday) to take home, soar through Eagle Village on a scavenger hunt and meet JR Beaver, Smokey Bear, Larry the Light bulb and Seymour Antelope. For adults, learn about current eagle research in Oregon, the fish in Lake Billy Chinook that bald eagles rely on and fire safety to keep our Central Oregon habitat healthy for all of us. The Madras Garden Center will demonstrate how to create a backyard refuge and enjoy bird watching year-round. Daily silent auction and a special weekend raffle benefit the Oregon Eagle Foundation. Food is available. To cap off the event, the Quartz Creek Drummers and Dancers will provide a special cultural presentation sponsored by Warm Springs Power and Water Enterprises at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

(No ATM onsite, cash and checks only)

http://www.oregonstateparks.org/

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Feb
23
2:00 PM14:00

Ski With a Ranger

Visitors can ski or snowboard Mt. Bachelor slopes with a ranger, or chat with a roving ranger around Mt. Bachelor. All interpretive programs focus on the ecology, geology and wildlife of the Cascades.

The tour, which lasts an hour, begins at the top of the Pine Marten lift at 2 PM. Participants are responsible for having lift tickets and appropriate equipment, as well as basic riding skills. In addition, skiers and snowboarders will find interpretive rangers roving between Outback and Sunrise Express lifts ready to answer questions.

While both programs are free, a donation of $5 is suggested to help non-profit Discover Your Forest continue to provide educational programing and volunteer support to the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and the Crooked River National Grassland.

http://discoveryourforest.org/

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Feb
23
6:00 PM18:00

O Say Can You Sing

The 2019 High Desert Stampede O Say Can You Sing National Anthem Contest is searching Central Oregon for the best vocalists to sing our National Anthem. We invite anyone, of any age, to participate at no cost.  Simply register ahead of time at Trout Realty or on our website www.highdesertstampede.com

February 23, 2019 @ 6 PM – YOUTH QUALIFIER – The Hideaway Redmond, 507 SW 8th, Redmond

March 2, 2019 @ 6 PM – ADULT & YOUTH FINALS – VFW Post 4108, 491 SW Veterans Way, Redmond

March 29, 2019 @ 7 PM – YOUTH WINNER PERFORMS at the High Desert Stampede!

March 30, 2019 @ 7 PM – ADULT WINNER PERFORMS at the High Desert Stampede!

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Feb
24
10:00 AM10:00

Snowshoe With A Ranger

Visitors to the Mt. Bachelor Ski Area can go on a snowshoe tour with a ranger at 10:00am and 11:30am. Meet at the Forest Service snowshoeing hut located at Mt. Bachelor’s West Village. All interpretive programs focus on the ecology, geology and wildlife of the Cascades. A donation of $5 is suggested to help non-profit Discover Your Forest continue to provide educational programing and volunteer support to the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and the Crooked River National Grassland.

http://discoveryourforest.org/

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Feb
25
9:00 AM09:00

2019 Stewardship Trip Registration Opens

The moment you’ve been waiting for. ONDA’s line up of stewardship trips for 2019 will open for registration on the morning of February 25.

Where will you go to improve the desert – to a deep gorge in the Steens Mountain Wilderness, to the shoulder of Hart Mountain, or into the John Day River Basin? What will you do – plant native species, build beavers dams, roll up barbed wire fence or monitor habitat?

Many of our stewardship trips fill quickly, so we encourage you to look over the preview of trips that we’ll publish in early February and be ready to sign up on ONDA.org on February 25 for the best selection of trips.

https://onda.org/trips/

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Feb
25
7:00 PM19:00

In the Executioner’s Shadow

at the Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon, the new, highly acclaimed documentary film, In the Executioner’s Shadow be presented for the first time in central Oregon.

In the Executioner’s Shadow” casts a penetrating look at the consequences of the death penalty through three powerful stories – the rare perspective of a former state executioner who comes within days of executing an innocent person; a Boston Marathon bombing victim who struggles to decide what justice really means; and the parents of a murder victim who choose to fight for the life of their daughter’s killer. As the battle to overturn capital punishment comes to a head in the U.S., this provocative film challenges viewers to question their deepest beliefs about justice.

A discussion will follow this outstanding documentary on justice, injustice and the death penalty among locals with experience with Oregon’s death penalty and video comments will also be shown, featuring former Gov. John Kitzhaber, former Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul DeMuniz, former superintendent at the Oregon State Prison and Jeff Ellis, director of Oregon Capital Defenders. Feb. 25 th , 7PM, 61980 Skyline Ranch Rd, in Bend. Admission is free.

For more information call (503) 990-7060 or visit www.oadp.org

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Feb
25
7:00 PM19:00

American Folk

“Movie Night with KPOV” showcases award winning, indie-folk movie “American Folk.”  The film tells a heartwarming story about kindness and community that make America what it is.  “We start our movie night series with a touching film highlighting how music has the power to connect us during times of suffering and fear,” says KPOV Board President, Michael Funke, host of locally produced KPOV program “Radical Songbook.”

Doors open at 7:00PM and tickets can be purchased on KPOV’s website,  www.kpov.org .  Movie Night with KPOV is a fundraiser for KPOV, graciously hosted by  Volcanic Theater Pub .

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Feb
26
1:00 PM13:00

Prevent Diabetes Central Oregon

If you have prediabetes, we have good news for you! 
1 in 3 adults have prediabetes in the US. But, most people who have prediabetes don't know they have it. Are you at risk? You may have prediabetes if you: 
-are 45 years of age or older 
-are overweight 
-have a parent, brother, or sister with diabetes 
-have high blood pressure 
Prevent Diabetes Central Oregon is proven to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. 
The program lasts one year and provides a supportive group setting for people trying to make the same changes. 
For a limited time, this program is being offered for FREE!

Redmond Senior Center

Phone: (541) 322-7446 
Event url: www.deschutes.org/preventdiabetes

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Feb
26
2:00 PM14:00

eBook Downloads

Learn how to download eBooks and audiobooks from the East Bend library at 2:00pm.
Discover and explore the library's eBook and downloadable audiobook collection. This is an opportunity to learn how to download library resources to your laptop, tablet, e-reader or smart phone. Registration required. Prerequisites: Familiarity with Internet Explorer (or other browser software).  https://host5.evanced.info/deschutes/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=52239

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Feb
26
2:00 PM14:00

Our Ancestors' Tales

Retired physicist, genetic genealogist and Touchmark resident Dr. Richard Brewer will present a two-part discussion of modern DNA results that have reshaped our understanding of human origins. Part 1, Introducing Genetic Genealogy, will discuss modern DNA analysis techniques and research that led to sampling DNA of Pygmy tribes. Part 2, Unlocking the Past with Ancient DNA, will focus on the analysis of ancient DNA and the roots of humankind, revealing similarities and divergences between archaic Neanderthal and modern humans.

This event is a two-part series. Part 1 is held on 2/19 and part 2 is on 2/26.
This event is open to the public. Seating is limited, please RSVP to Anne Wilson at 541-383-1414.
Phone: (541) 316-8445 
Event url: www.touchmarkbend.com

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Feb
26
2:30 PM14:30

Fake News and Information Literacy

2:30pm at the Downtown Bend Library learn how to sort real from false information online.
The Internet has become the wild west of information. Anyone can say anything online and they do! How can you ensure you're finding and sharing real and reliable information? 
We will discuss why fake news has become so prevalent online and share tips from research experts on how to separate the good, the bad and the ugly of online information using real examples.
Space is limited and registration is requested.  https://host5.evanced.info/deschutes/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=52719

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Feb
26
3:00 PM15:00

Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer's Disease

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 two-part 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. This program will cover information for families and individuals dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Topics covered will include: Making legal plans that fit your needs; Legal documents you’ll need and what they mean for all of you; How to find legal and financial assistance; Practical strategies for making a long-term plan of care; Tax deductions and credits; and Government programs that can help pay for care.

Deschutes Public Library, Brooks Room

Phone: (800) 272-3900 
Event url: www.communityresourcefinder.org/ResourceView/Index?id=1374139

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Feb
26
5:30 PM17:30

"Nine to Ninety" - Film Screening & Discussion

Partners In Care

2075 NE Wyatt Court, Bend 

Friends of Hospice invites you to a screening of the documentary "Nine to Ninety" followed by a mini-workshop and discussion with a qualified hospice and palliative care professional. We’ll provide attendees with a great tool — the Conversation Starter Kit to use on your own. RSVP events@friendsofhospiceoregon.org or 541-410-3918. 541-410-3918

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Feb
26
5:30 PM17:30

SCORE Small Business Counseling

Avoid time-consuming and costly mistakes by learning from someone who has "been there, done that." SCORE business counselors will be available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for free one-on-one small business counseling 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. 

https://www.deschuteslibrary.org

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Feb
27
12:00 PM12:00

History Pub Encore - History & Climate Change in the Pacific NW

Noon at the East Bed Library, Dr. Sean Munger discusses the history of climate change in the Pacific Northwest.
How was climate change discovered? Who discovered it, when, and under what circumstances? 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. From Lewis and Clark squinting at antique thermometers to UW scientists drilling holes in Arctic ice, the Northwest and its people have been a crucial part of the story of climate change. 

https://www.deschuteslibrary.org

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Feb
27
5:15 PM17:15

Lawyer in the Libray

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.
All registrants must arrive by 5:15 p.m. to secure their spot and receive their appointment time. If you are not here by 5:15 p.m., your appointment will be forfeited.
If any walk-in spots are available they will be awarded by lottery at 5:15 p.m.

Register: https://host5.evanced.info/deschutes/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=51151

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Feb
27
6:00 PM18:00

Land, Soil, Water, and Farmers: The Future of Sustainable Agriculture in Central Oregon

What does it mean to be farming in the midst of climate change? Can agriculture be a part of the solution? What is the community’s role in building a sustainable food system in Oregon? InFARMation (& Beer!) tackles these questions and more! Join Friends of Family Farmers (FoFF) and Jackson’s Corner for a fun and informative night of panelists and experts in sustainable agriculture as they address land access, soil health, agritourism, and more. FoFF will also be presenting on ways that you can be involved in our work on behalf of family farmers and how you can help shape your local food systems.

Panelists for the first series event “Land, Soil, Water, and Farmers inFARMation” includes:

  • Linda Anspach, owner and rancher at DD Ranch in Terrebonne.

  • Carys Wilkins, owner and farmer at Mahonia Gardens in Sisters.

  • Clare Sullivan, agronomist and Small Farms and Community Food Systems at OSU Extension

InFARMation is an educational and community building event series created by FoFF that has taken place in locations throughout Oregon since 2009. These events connect eaters and farmers around the most important issues impacting healthy local food systems and socially responsible agriculture in Oregon. The events are always free to attend.

Friends of Family Farmers 501(c)3 is the voice for Oregon family farmers who responsibly steward their land and feed our communities. We promote sensible policies, programs, and regulations that protect and expand the ability of family farmers and ranchers to run successful land-based enterprises while providing safe and nutritious food for all Oregonians.
Event Details:

When: Wednesday, February 27th ,  6:00pm seating available, 6:30pm- 8:00pm panel and discussion, 8:30pm end
Where: Jackson’s Corner Eastside (1500 NE Cushing Dr.)

Tickets: No tickets necessary. The event is free, food and drinks are available for purchase.

Website: Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/311326446161931/

               FoFF website http://www.friendsoffamilyfarmers.org/eaters/infarmation/centraloregon/

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Feb
27
6:30 PM18:30

ART-i-facts, An Interactive Art Experience

Sisters High School

1700 McKinney Butte Rd., Sisters 

$5/person, $20/family

Celebrate the Arts at Sisters High School! Look forward to interacting with students and the community at our hands-on art stations, and enjoy our pop-up gallery of student art, luthier designs, and live entertainment from SHS music programs. An event for all ages. Refreshments provided. 541-549-4045

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Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

FEBRUARY NATURE NIGHT

FEBRUARY NATURE NIGHT

Feb 27, 2019 from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM

  • Location: The Tower Theatre

  • Recreation for Everyone
    Recent surveys show that over half of all Americans participate in some form of outdoor recreation. However, despite public lands being for everyone, the demographics of outdoor recreationists do not often reflect the diversity that we see in our country. Join Dr. Ashley D’Antonio as we discuss who is recreating on our public lands, who is missing from these outdoor spaces, and what science can, and can’t, tell us about issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in outdoor recreation. The talk will highlight some of the great work being done in the Pacific Northwest, and around the United States, to promote inclusivity and diversity in the outdoors and suggest ways that you can get involved.  

    More Information: https://www.deschuteslandtrust.org/hikes-events/hikes/022719-nature-night


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Feb
28
12:00 PM12:00

Cascade Youth & Family Center

Maggie Wells, Manager for Cascade Youth & Family Center’s homeless shelter, The LOFT, will speak about serving youth in Central Oregon on February 28, 2019 from noon-1:00pm at the Deschutes Historical Museum, 129 NW Idaho, Bend. The LOFT provides housing and independent living services to them. Soroptimist International of Bend welcomes the public to the presentation. For additional information, please contact: info@sibend.org or 503-519-5051.

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Feb
28
5:00 PM17:00

Demystifying the Cost of Building a Zero Energy Home

Please RSVP in advance – space is limited.

Join the Environmental Center and Earth Advantage for our February Power Hour!

Building a home that produces as much energy as it needs is no longer a dream or distant goal. We often see hyper-efficiency in custom luxury homes, but there are builders today (in our own community) that can build market rate zero energy homes.

Whether you’re a curious homeowner or building professional, join us on February 28th for an engaging and thought-provoking discussion around big picture concepts and specific, prioritized building techniques for a zero energy project – and the dollars-and-cents of such an undertaking.

Come learn about the many benefits of building zero energy from day one of design, and how this approach will make your home more comfortable, quieter, and healthier for decades to come.

Speakers:

  • Bruce Sullivan, owner of Base zero, has been helping people improve energy efficiency for more than 30 years. He has a passion to make sustainable building the norm for new construction.

  • Dave and Tina Cady started Performance Homes to make a difference in home building. Their passion stems from previous jobs as home performance contractors, which led them to refine their own construction process. In 2018, they earned Earth Advantage’s “Home Builder of the Year” as well as “Lowest EPS Score” awards.

Agenda:

  • Networking: 5:00 to 5:30 pm

  • Presentation + Q&A: 5:30 to 6:30

  • Networking and mingling with speakers: 6:30 to 7:00

Thank you sponsors: Worthy Brewing and Energy Trust of Oregon.

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Feb
28
6:30 PM18:30

Bow Wow Bingo

7th Street Brewhouse

855 SW Seventh St.

Redmond, OR

6:30pm-8:30pm

Price: $1.00 —per card

Like bingo? Love animals?

Come join us every Thursday, except holidays, at the 7th Street Brew House for Bow Wow Bingo.

$1 for each bingo card, Bow Wow winners get cash prizes!

Drink good brew. Eat good food. Play bingo. Have fun. Win $$ for your pocket. And $$ for a great cause!! The Dogs and Cats at BrightSide Animal Center appreciate your support!

http://brightsideanimals.org/events/category/events/

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Mar
1
10:00 AM10:00

Wild Music: Sounds & Songs of Life

Whales compose, bullfrogs chorus, songbirds greet the dawn, and people everywhere sing and dance. What do we all have in common? Visitors of all ages will find out on Saturday, February 2, when Wild Music: Sounds & Songs of Life, a brand new, hands-on exhibit that explores sound and music in nature and in life, makes its debut at ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum.
Wild Music invites visitors of all ages to expand their understanding of what makes music. Through whimsical, hands-on activities, they’ll not only hear the music that surrounds them every day, but they’ll see and even feel it too. They’ll discover that nature is filled with “musicians” that create distinct musical masterpieces to communicate with and relate to one another. And they’ll explore how human music is inspired by the music of other living creatures – from tiny insects to giant whales.
Cost: $12 for adults; $10 for children and seniors; under 2 are free 
Phone: (541) 482-6767 
Event url: scienceworksmuseum.org/

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Mar
1
10:00 AM10:00

Clarno Willow Harvest

Every year, ONDA volunteers plant thousands of willow, cottonwood, and other shrub and tree species to help restore habitat in eastern Oregon.  In reality, the work begins months earlier when volunteers go to the nursery to collect the sticks that will later be planted.

To harvest sticks, volunteers will use loppers and snips to cut 3-foot and 6-foot long sections of willow and cottonwood, and then bundle them for easy transport to a cooler for planting later in the year.

The work is not particularly physically demanding, it just requires a good-sized group of folks to harvest the large volume of sticks we need.

No experience necessary, you’ll be an expert in minutes!

Often it is surprisingly spring-like, a nice afternoon spent chatting as we snip branches off sticks. It also can be cold, and the work repetitive, so it is important to come prepared with proper clothing, and switch between various tasks.

Read Complete Trip Details and Register

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Mar
2
9:00 AM09:00

Bend Hearing with Legislators on HB2020 Clean Energy Jobs Bill: Cap and Invest

Come testify your support with a 2 minute statement. 
Where: Bend Campus, Central Oregon Community College. Cascade Room 246-248, 9 to 12 am 

Tips on testifying     Arrive early if you want to leave early, usually testimony is taken on a first come, first served basis. 

  1. Make your point early: I request that you "Support a Strong Clean Energy Jobs Bill"

  2. Make it personal: why is this important to you? 

  3. Make one or two strategic points, not a running list

  4. Thank the legislative team

More info on the Clean Energy Jobs Bill. 

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Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

Snowshoe With A Ranger

Visitors to the Mt. Bachelor Ski Area can go on a snowshoe tour with a ranger. Interested participants will meet at the Forest Service snowshoeing hut located at Mt. Bachelor’s West Village at 10 AM and 1:30 PM. Tours last 90 minutes and snowshoes are provided for the tour. No prior experience is needed. Participants must be 10 years or older and should dress appropriately for cold weather.

While both programs are free, a donation of $5 is suggested to help non-profit Discover Your Forest continue to provide educational programing and volunteer support to the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and the Crooked River National Grassland.

http://discoveryourforest.org

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Mar
2
12:00 PM12:00

Tax Prep Sessions

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions.

Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. beginning February 2nd. No appointments after 4:00 p.m. For more information visit http://cashoregon.org for a list of items to bring with you to the session. 

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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
2
2:00 PM14:00

Ski With a Ranger

Visitors can ski or snowboard Mt. Bachelor slopes with a ranger, or chat with a roving ranger around Mt. Bachelor. All interpretive programs focus on the ecology, geology and wildlife of the Cascades.

The tour, which lasts an hour, begins at the top of the Pine Marten lift at 2 PM. Participants are responsible for having lift tickets and appropriate equipment, as well as basic riding skills. In addition, skiers and snowboarders will find interpretive rangers roving between Outback and Sunrise Express lifts ready to answer questions.

While both programs are free, a donation of $5 is suggested to help non-profit Discover Your Forest continue to provide educational programing and volunteer support to the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and the Crooked River National Grassland.

http://discoveryourforest.org/

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Mar
3
10:00 AM10:00

Snowshoe With A Ranger

Visitors to the Mt. Bachelor Ski Area can go on a snowshoe tour with a ranger. Interested participants will meet at the Forest Service snowshoeing hut located at Mt. Bachelor’s West Village at 10 AM and 1:30 PM. Tours last 90 minutes and snowshoes are provided for the tour. No prior experience is needed. Participants must be 10 years or older and should dress appropriately for cold weather.

While both programs are free, a donation of $5 is suggested to help non-profit Discover Your Forest continue to provide educational programing and volunteer support to the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and the Crooked River National Grassland.

http://discoveryourforest.org

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Mar
3
12:00 PM12:00

Tax Prep Session

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions.

Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. beginning February 2nd. No appointments after 4:00 p.m. For more information visit http://cashoregon.org for a list of items to bring with you to the session. 

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Mar
3
1:00 PM13:00

Matthew Gwinup Plays Classical Guitar

Gwinup is a native of Bend Oregon and began his musical life on the piano at the age of five. As a student at Southern Oregon University his focus turned to the guitar. At SOU Matt performed as much as possible, both solo and with various school groups and took part in masterclasses. He has been performing and teaching since his 2007 graduation. 

In 2011, Matt moved back to his home town of Bend where he teaches and performs in Central Oregon. He currently teaches out of his private guitar studio located in the south side of Bend. Matt continues to perform in Central Oregon and beyond both as a soloist and with the Oregon Guitar Trio, cover band Toothpick Shaker, and Irish band Five Pint Mary.

Downtown Bend Public Library

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Mar
3
1:00 PM13:00

Painting with Coffee at The Workhouse

Coffee is the paint for this fun workshop at The Workhouse. Instructor Karen Eland will provide you with a pre-drawn sketch and teach you step-by-step how to paint using only coffee and water. You will take home a finished 9” x 12” coffee painting. No experience necessary. Space is limited and registration is required.

The Workhouse | 50 SE Scott Street, Bend

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Mar
3
2:00 PM14:00

COCO 2019 Winter Concert Weekend

On Sunday, March 3rd, the orchestra revisits the Trinity Lutheran Church and School in Bend.  Trinity Music Department is the concert’s co-sponsor.  The performance starts at 2 PM.

A wide variety of music is on the program, from classical pieces by Beethoven, Grieg, and Rossini, to popular favorites from Andrew Lloyd Webber, Elton John, and Queen.  Coffee and home-baked treats are served at program intermission.  Concert is free and open to the public.

For further information regarding COCO and its events, visit www.communityorchestraco.org, or contact:

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Mar
3
2:00 PM14:00

Ski With a Ranger

Visitors can ski or snowboard Mt. Bachelor slopes with a ranger, or chat with a roving ranger around Mt. Bachelor. All interpretive programs focus on the ecology, geology and wildlife of the Cascades.

The tour, which lasts an hour, begins at the top of the Pine Marten lift at 2 PM. Participants are responsible for having lift tickets and appropriate equipment, as well as basic riding skills. In addition, skiers and snowboarders will find interpretive rangers roving between Outback and Sunrise Express lifts ready to answer questions.

While both programs are free, a donation of $5 is suggested to help non-profit Discover Your Forest continue to provide educational programing and volunteer support to the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and the Crooked River National Grassland.

http://discoveryourforest.org/

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Mar
4
5:30 PM17:30

Green New Deal

5:30 pm. Wabi Sabi Bend. Volunteer Potluck, bring a dish to share.

830 NW Wall Street. Come share your thoughts about the Green New Deal, what you would like to see in the eventual legislation, and how to keep the issue of climate change at the forefront of the national conversation! We’ll also discuss the Clean Energy Jobs Bill that is currently being considered in Salem and our priorities for the bill.  Bring a dish to share (snack and finger foods are great!) and if you can, help us reduce disposables by bringing a plate, cup and/or utensils. RSVP to acompton@350Deschutes.org or just drop in!

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Mar
4
6:00 PM18:00

How Do We Create Equitable Spaces Within Our Public Lands?

Gabe Sheoships of the Cayuse and Walla Walla Nations will lead a community discussion about what a relationship with nature means and how we can provide inclusive and equitable spaces within our public lands and natural areas. How we can begin to work toward healing relationships with our land? Come to share your own perspectives and hear others.

6:00 pm — 7:30 pm, doors open at 5:30 pm

$5, Members receive 20% discount

Venue:   High Desert Museum

Venue Phone: 541-382-4754

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Mar
4
6:00 PM18:00

Community Questions

Carol Delmonico and Casey Davis have authored and designed an interactive journal "Stoke Your Woke" that supports us to share perspectives, listen, reflect, and learn from one another.

During these 1.5 hour events you will explore questions through thought provoking prompts, quotes, and images. You will connect with others through writing, listening, and sharing. The space created will allow for everyone's diverse perspectives to be heard with hospitality and equity.

We'll delve into questions like:
How could you hold your own truth and listen openly to someone who has a different truth?
How do you hold both "me and mine" and "we and ours" when a personal decision affects the wellbeing of others?
What is needed for our most vulnerable populations?

This is an ongoing series, meeting once a month on Monday evenings. You are welcome to come to more than one event but it's not required.

For more information about Stoke Your Woke go to stokeyourwoke.com
Questions or for more information about "Community Questions" email Carol at cae.delmonico@gmail.com

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Mar
4
7:00 PM19:00

COCO 2019 Winter Concert Weekend

The orchestra returns for its second ever Prineville concert Monday evening March 4th.  The music begins at 7 PM in the Crook County High School auditorium. The Prineville Crook County Chamber of Commerce co-sponsors the performance.
A wide variety of music is on the program, from classical pieces by Beethoven, Grieg, and Rossini, to popular favorites from Andrew Lloyd Webber, Elton John, and Queen.  Coffee and home-baked treats are served at program intermission.  Concert is free and open to the public.

For further information regarding COCO and its events, visit www.communityorchestraco.org, or contact:
Mary Thompson
COCOMusicMakers@gmail.com
541-306-676

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Mar
5
2:30 PM14:30

Savvy Search Skills

Downtown Bend Public Library
Meyer Classroom

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Description

Improve your internet search results and avoid common pitfalls.

A wealth of information exists on the internet, but how can you access what you need safely and efficiently? In this class, you will learn how to choose a search engine based on your needs, evaluate search results and websites based on specific criteria and how to make your searches more effective from the outset. 

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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Mar
5
5:30 PM17:30

SCORE Small Business Counseling

Avoid time-consuming and costly mistakes by learning from someone who has "been there, done that." SCORE business counselors will be available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for free one-on-one small business counseling. Individuals who operate or wish to start small businesses can discuss business planning, organization and start-up, finance, marketing and other critical business issues with SCORE volunteers in private, confidential sessions. No appointment necessary. 

https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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Mar
6
5:30 PM17:30

Lawyer in the Library

Downtown Bend Public Library
Register

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.

All registrants must arrive by 5:15 p.m. to secure their spot and receive their appointment time. If you are not here by 5:15 p.m., your appointment will be forfeited.

If any walk-in spots are available they will be awarded by lottery at 5:15 p.m.

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Mar
6
5:30 PM17:30

Sala abierta de computación

Ayuda con sus preguntas técnicas. Traiga su propio aparato electrónico. 

Practique sus habilidades de computación. Resuelva sus problemas técnicos con nuestro personal. Encuentre respuestas a sus preguntas sobre los lectores de libros electrónicos. ¡Gratis y abierto a todo el público! Traiga su propio aparato electrónico. Registración no es requerida. 

https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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Mar
6
5:30 PM17:30

“Money on the Mind” Financial workshops

“Money on the Mind” is a series of four classes that help participants set financial goals, budget, save, and build credit.

Four Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30pm starting March 6th

Location: Redmond NeighborImpact Office, 2303 SW 1st

Cost: $100* for the series

Must Pre-Register online: homesource.as.me

 *Scholarships for those earning below 150% of the federal poverty level. To find out if you are eligible for a scholarship, please email

HomeSource@NeighborImpact.org or call (541) 323-6567.

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Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

Volunteer Information Night

The Deschutes National Forest in partnership with Discover Your Forest, is hosting a Volunteer Information Night in early March for volunteers who are interested in supporting educational and interpretive programs on the national forest.

The Volunteer Information Night will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Deschutes National Forest office, 63095 Deschutes Market Road, in Bend. The event is focused on recruiting volunteers to serve as Volunteer Rangers and Trailhead Stewards; however, people interested in other volunteer opportunities on the Deschutes National Forest are encouraged to attend the event as well.

Volunteer Rangers represent the Forest Service at Lava Lands Visitor Center, Lava River Cave, Lava Butte, Paulina Visitor Center, Dee Wright Observatory, Mt Bachelor, Wilderness Trailheads, and other locations on the Deschutes National Forest. Duties include delivering formal and informal interpretive talks, providing visitor services to people accessing the forest, assisting in Junior Ranger and conservation education programs and providing guided hikes and tours. Volunteers are provided uniforms and training. Volunteers who serve as Rangers are asked to commit to at least 1 day per week from early May to Sept 30th, 2019. Volunteers are also needed in other areas on Deschutes National Forest.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend and/or for more information, contact Stacey Cochran, Discover Your Forest Community Engagement Director, at stacey.cochran@discovernw.org or 541-383-5530.

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Mar
7
10:00 AM10:00

Tiny Explorers: Frozen Gem Hunt

Join us for our spring Tiny Explorers series in Bend. Tiny Explorers encourages new parents to kickstart a healthy life enjoying the outdoors by getting their little ones in nature starting at a young age.  The program is targeted at new families with infants and toddlers, from birth to 3 years old.

Each week has a different theme and we’ll explore the outdoors, incorporating activities as we go. Parents will also learn safety tips for bringing little ones outdoors and more ideas for getting your family outside. Families with newborns to 3 year olds are welcome, and older siblings are invited to attend. Activities will encourage exploration of the natural world, connecting with our senses, and play. The activities can be adapted for your child’s age and development, and we’ll provide a space for families to network with each other.Families with newborns or infants that aren’t mobile should bring a baby carrier and blanket. Families that qualify for the Oregon Health Plan can access free baby carriers and other outdoor gear, including a sunhat and sunscreen.

Pine Nursery Park

Questions? Contact Katie Chipko at katie@childrensforestco.org or (541) 383-5592.

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Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

How Did Stalin Become Stalin?

Examine Stalin’s legacy and what we can learn from his brand of authoritarianism. Dr. MayaLisa Holzman explores how a young Georgian from a poor family who once studied at a seminary rose through the Bolshevik ranks to become the leader of the Soviet Union. In closing, Dr. Holzman will discuss Stalin’s legacy in Russia today and what we can learn from his brand of authoritarianism. 

East Bend Library | 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend

https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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Mar
8
10:00 AM10:00

Clarno Willow Harvest

Every year, ONDA volunteers plant thousands of willow, cottonwood, and other shrub and tree species to help restore habitat in eastern Oregon. In reality, the work begins months before when volunteers go to the nursery to collect the sticks that will later be planted.

To harvest sticks, volunteers will use loppers and snips to cut 3-foot and 6-foot long sections of willow and cottonwood, and then bundle them for easy transport to a cooler for planting later in the year.

The work is not particularly physically demanding, it just requires a good-sized group of folks to harvest the large volume of sticks we need.

No experience necessary, you’ll be an expert in minutes!

Often it is surprisingly spring-like, a nice afternoon spent chatting as we snip branches off sticks. It also can be cold, and the work repetitive, so it is important to come prepared with proper clothing, and switch between various tasks.

Read Complete Trip Details and Register

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Mar
8
3:00 PM15:00

Mushroom Hunting for the Average Joe

Join us to hear about how and where to find edible mushrooms in Central Oregon. Linda Gilpin, a local amateur mycologist with over 30 years of experience studying fungi, will talk about the variety of mushrooms fruiting in the spring in Central Oregon, focusing on the morel, its habitat, and indicator species.

Sunriver Library | 56855 Venture Lane, Sunriver

https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

Snowshoe With A Ranger

Visitors to the Mt. Bachelor Ski Area can go on a snowshoe tour with a ranger. Interested participants will meet at the Forest Service snowshoeing hut located at Mt. Bachelor’s West Village at 10 AM and 1:30 PM. Tours last 90 minutes and snowshoes are provided for the tour. No prior experience is needed. Participants must be 10 years or older and should dress appropriately for cold weather.

While both programs are free, a donation of $5 is suggested to help non-profit Discover Your Forest continue to provide educational programing and volunteer support to the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and the Crooked River National Grassland.

http://discoveryourforest.org

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Mar
9
12:00 PM12:00

Tax Prep Session

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions.

Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. beginning February 2nd. No appointments after 4:00 p.m. For more information visit http://cashoregon.org for a list of items to bring with you to the session. 

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Mar
9
1:00 PM13:00

Mushroom Hunting for the Average Joe

Join us to hear about how and where to find edible mushrooms in Central Oregon. Linda Gilpin, a local amateur mycologist with over 30 years of experience studying fungi, will talk about the variety of mushrooms fruiting in the spring in Central Oregon, focusing on the morel, its habitat, and indicator species.

Downtown Bend Library | 601 NW Wall Street, Bend

https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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Mar
9
2:00 PM14:00

Ski With a Ranger

Visitors can ski or snowboard Mt. Bachelor slopes with a ranger, or chat with a roving ranger around Mt. Bachelor. All interpretive programs focus on the ecology, geology and wildlife of the Cascades.

The tour, which lasts an hour, begins at the top of the Pine Marten lift at 2 PM. Participants are responsible for having lift tickets and appropriate equipment, as well as basic riding skills. In addition, skiers and snowboarders will find interpretive rangers roving between Outback and Sunrise Express lifts ready to answer questions.

While both programs are free, a donation of $5 is suggested to help non-profit Discover Your Forest continue to provide educational programing and volunteer support to the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and the Crooked River National Grassland.

http://discoveryourforest.org/

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Mar
10
10:00 AM10:00

Snowshoe With A Ranger

Visitors to the Mt. Bachelor Ski Area can go on a snowshoe tour with a ranger. Interested participants will meet at the Forest Service snowshoeing hut located at Mt. Bachelor’s West Village at 10 AM and 1:30 PM. Tours last 90 minutes and snowshoes are provided for the tour. No prior experience is needed. Participants must be 10 years or older and should dress appropriately for cold weather.

While both programs are free, a donation of $5 is suggested to help non-profit Discover Your Forest continue to provide educational programing and volunteer support to the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and the Crooked River National Grassland.

http://discoveryourforest.org

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Mar
10
12:00 PM12:00

Tax Prep Session

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions.

Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. beginning February 2nd. No appointments after 4:00 p.m. For more information visit http://cashoregon.org for a list of items to bring with you to the session. 

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Mar
10
2:00 PM14:00

Untitled Event


Downtown Bend Public Library
Brooks Room

No registration required

Ellen Waterston reads from her upcoming nonfiction manuscript. 

Ellen Waterston will be reading an excerpt from her nonfiction manuscript titled High Centered, The Oregon Desert Trail as National Metaphor to be published by UW Press in 2020. The excerpt she will be reading from the book is also included in an anthology titled Edge of Awe, Experiences of the Malheur-Steens Country edited by Alan Contreras with a foreword by William Kittredge and illustrations by the late Ursula K. LeGuin. It will be released by OSU Press spring 2019. 

https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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Mar
10
2:00 PM14:00

Ski With a Ranger

Visitors can ski or snowboard Mt. Bachelor slopes with a ranger, or chat with a roving ranger around Mt. Bachelor. All interpretive programs focus on the ecology, geology and wildlife of the Cascades.

The tour, which lasts an hour, begins at the top of the Pine Marten lift at 2 PM. Participants are responsible for having lift tickets and appropriate equipment, as well as basic riding skills. In addition, skiers and snowboarders will find interpretive rangers roving between Outback and Sunrise Express lifts ready to answer questions.

While both programs are free, a donation of $5 is suggested to help non-profit Discover Your Forest continue to provide educational programing and volunteer support to the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and the Crooked River National Grassland.

http://discoveryourforest.org/

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Mar
12
12:00 PM12:00

The Library Book Club

Sunriver Public Library
Meeting Room

No registration required

Discuss Rocket Men by Robert Kurson.

Join friends and neighbors for a lively discussion of the 2019 "Novel Idea: Read Together" selection. The book, written by best-selling author Robert Kurson, was revealed at a public unveiling on December 1 at the Downtown Bend Library. It is the third time in the program's 16-year history that a non-fiction book has been selected.

Rocket Men shares the inside story of the dangerous Apollo 8 mission. In early 1968, the Apollo program was on shaky footing. President Kennedy's end-of-decade deadline to put a man on the Moon was in jeopardy, and the Soviets were threatening to pull ahead in the space race. By August 1968, with its back against the wall, NASA decided to scrap its usual methodical approach and shoot for the heavens. With just four months to prepare, the agency would send the first humans in history to the Moon. In a year of historic violence and discord—the Tet offensive, the assassinations of MLK and RFK, the Chicago DNC riots—the Apollo 8 mission was the boldest test of what America could do. With a focus on astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders, and their wives and children, Rocket Men is a vivid account of the epic danger involved, and the bravery it took to leave Earth for the first time.

https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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Mar
12
12:00 PM12:00

A Grand Journey in a Small Boat: Kayaking the Inside Passage


Sisters Public Library
Meeting Room

No registration required

One woman, one kayak, and 1,200 miles on the Inside Passage.

Put any human in a tiny vessel and send them up a perilous 1,200-mile stretch of the Inside Passage of Washington State, British Columbia and SE Alaska-and they are bound to have stories! Susan Marie Conrad's stories are not just filled with intrigue and adventure, but they have heart, inspiration, acceptance and gratitude. Come and share an afternoon of adventure with Susan, who, in 2010, completed a solo 1,200-mile sea kayak expedition up the Inside Passage. Relive the trip with Susan as she shares experiences of paddling marathon distances for days on end, struggling to keep an open mind and interacting with the sea on its terms, forging friendships with amazing people in remote locations, pretending not to be intimidated by 700 pound grizzly bears and 40 ton whales, and living her dream.

https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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Mar
12
2:30 PM14:30

Online Privacy

Downtown Bend Public Library
Meyer Classroom

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Tips for keeping your personal data safe online.

Much of our online browsing can be tracked and our social media posts made public. Recent events such as data breaches and social media releases of personal information have made us more concerned about identity theft and who can see what we do on the internet.

Attend this workshop to learn about online privacy risks and tips for protecting your personal information, including:
•Creating strong passwords 
•Safer web-browsing
•Privacy settings for social networking (Facebook, Twitter, etc).

Space is limited and registration is requested. 

https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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Mar
12
5:00 PM17:00

What’s Brewing // Women in Business Moving Forward

Last year, the Bend Chamber convened a group of involved, energized businesswomen to work together to empower and support women in business. The group did some amazing things to open up opportunities and address barriers for women entrepreneurs and professionals. One key accomplishment was the development of the BendX series of workshops for female early stage entrepreneurs to support their efforts in attracting funding, forming a business plan, and building their networks.

Another key accomplishment was the creation of a task force to help solve the region’s child care crisis that has made many women (and men) make hard choices between family and career. The task force has accomplished much on this issue, including working with the City of Bend to reduce fees and attracting the attention of the Governor’s office as a regional collaboration on the child care shortage crisis. The March edition of the Bend Chamber’s What’s Brewing series will once again shine the spotlight on women in business with an update on what’s next.

What’s Brewing // Women in Business Moving Forward

Date: March 12, 2019

Time: 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: 10 Barrel East Side Pub

Cost: $25 Bend Chamber members, $35 general public

Registration: https://bendchamber.org/bend-event/whats-brewing-tbd-10/

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Mar
12
5:30 PM17:30

Central Oregon Writers Guild

Downtown Bend Public Library
Brooks Room

No registration required

Join local writers for networking and skill building.

The mission of Central Oregon Writers Guild is to provide Central Oregon area writers a forum for mutual support and education through meetings, annual events and workshops. Their goal is to advance growth and success for individual writers of all genres and at all skill levels. Founded in 2002, the Guild is a non-profit organization, where volunteers coordinate the group's activities.

https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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Mar
12
5:30 PM17:30

SCORE Small Business Counseling

Avoid time-consuming and costly mistakes by learning from someone who has "been there, done that." SCORE business counselors will be available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for free one-on-one small business counseling. Individuals who operate or wish to start small businesses can discuss business planning, organization and start-up, finance, marketing and other critical business issues with SCORE volunteers in private, confidential sessions. No appointment necessary. 

https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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Mar
12
7:00 PM19:00

Natural History Pub: Eagles and Us

Join Joe and Cordi Atkinson for a discussion of falconry, raptor rehabilitation and the challenges eagles face. For over 20 years, these master falconers have used falconry training to help rehabilitators prepare young golden eagles for life in the wild. They also care for three non-releasable golden eagles that have been featured in programs aired on PBS, the BBC, National Geographic and others. In 2015, they trained the world’s rarest eagle, the Philippine eagle, as part of a documentary highlighting its critically endangered status.

7:00 pm — 8:00 pm, doors open at 5:30 pm

This event is free, but remember that food and beverage sales in Father Luke’s Room help support this popular lecture series. Seating is limited and RSVP is required.

http://13443.blackbaudhosting.com/13443/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=43271c31-7c4c-4880-b89d-8d754f5679bb

At McMenamins Old St. Francis School

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Mar
13
5:30 PM17:30

Lawyer In The Library

Downtown Bend Public Library
Register

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.

All registrants must arrive by 5:15 p.m. to secure their spot and receive their appointment time. If you are not here by 5:15 p.m., your appointment will be forfeited.

If any walk-in spots are available they will be awarded by lottery at 5:15 p.m.

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Mar
14
10:00 AM10:00

Tiny Explorers: Tricky Leprechaun

Join us for our spring Tiny Explorers series in Bend. Tiny Explorers encourages new parents to kickstart a healthy life enjoying the outdoors by getting their little ones in nature starting at a young age.  The program is targeted at new families with infants and toddlers, from birth to 3 years old.

Each week has a different theme and we’ll explore the outdoors, incorporating activities as we go. Parents will also learn safety tips for bringing little ones outdoors and more ideas for getting your family outside. Families with newborns to 3 year olds are welcome, and older siblings are invited to attend. Activities will encourage exploration of the natural world, connecting with our senses, and play. The activities can be adapted for your child’s age and development, and we’ll provide a space for families to network with each other.Families with newborns or infants that aren’t mobile should bring a baby carrier and blanket. Families that qualify for the Oregon Health Plan can access free baby carriers and other outdoor gear, including a sunhat and sunscreen.

Questions? Contact Katie Chipko at katie@childrensforestco.org or (541) 383-5592.

Pine Nursery Park

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Mar
14
12:30 PM12:30

Author! Author!

RICHARD RUSSO | Thursday, March 14, 2019 | Riverhouse Convention Center

Richard Russo is the author of eight novels, most recently Everybody’s Fool and That Old Cape Magic. He received the Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for his novel Empire Falls. His most recent collection is The Destiny Thief: Essays on Writing, Writers, and Life. Additional awards include The Indie Champion Award by the American Booksellers Association as well as France’s Grand Prix de Littérature Américaine. Russo is also a screenwriter, having written the teleplay for the HBO adaptation of Empire Falls as well as other screenplays.

www.dplfoundation.org

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Mar
14
5:00 PM17:00

“The Greatest Good” Lecture Series

The Deschutes National Forest, Discover Your Forest and OSU-Cascades are partnering for a second year to offer educational opportunities for OSU-Cascades Students and the public.  A lecture series called “The Greatest Good” will feature presentations from land managers and specialists from the Deschutes National Forest on a variety of topics in natural resources.

Native Seed for Landscape Restoration by Kayla Herriman Manager, Region 6 Seed Extractory will take place at 5:00 p.m. in OSU-Cascade’s Obsidian Hall. All lectures are free and open to the public.  Parking at OSU Cascades is free after 5 PM.

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Mar
14
5:00 PM17:00

“The Greatest Good”

The Deschutes National Forest, Discover Your Forest and OSU-Cascades are partnering for a second year to offer educational opportunities for OSU-Cascades Students and the public. Native Seed for Landscape Restoration by Kayla Herriman Manager, Region 6 Seed Extractory will take place at 5:00 p.m. in OSU-Cascade’s Obsidian Hall. All lectures are free and open to the public.  Parking at OSU Cascades is free after 5 PM.

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Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

A Conversation with April Coppini

Join Andries Fourie, curator of art and community engagement, for a conversation with artist April Coppini about her exhibition The Beauty of Wild Things: Charcoal Drawings by April Coppini. Coppini is known for her expressive and life-like charcoal drawings of animals, which are inspired by her passion for the natural world. This event is a part of Bend Women’s March, a monthlong celebration of all the ways women shape our community.

High Desert Museum

6:00 pm — 7:00 pm, doors open at 5:00 pm 

No-host bar

Café open 5:00 pm — 6:00 pm

$7, Members receive 20% discount

Registration: http://13443.blackbaudhosting.com/13443/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=95ede16e-bea0-4a65-a812-0df6054ce1b9

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Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

Snowshoe With A Ranger

Visitors to the Mt. Bachelor Ski Area can go on a snowshoe tour with a ranger. Interested participants will meet at the Forest Service snowshoeing hut located at Mt. Bachelor’s West Village at 10 AM and 1:30 PM. Tours last 90 minutes and snowshoes are provided for the tour. No prior experience is needed. Participants must be 10 years or older and should dress appropriately for cold weather.

While both programs are free, a donation of $5 is suggested to help non-profit Discover Your Forest continue to provide educational programing and volunteer support to the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and the Crooked River National Grassland.

http://discoveryourforest.org

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Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

Canine Eye Certification Clinic and Canine Good Citizen Testing

Two Mt. Bachelor Kennel Club (MBKC) events to be held on March 16, 2019, at the address below:

 ·         10:00 am - OFA Canine Eye Certification Clinic ($26 per exam), and

·         10:30 am - Canine Good Citizen Testing ($10 per test).

 In addition, the MBKC will be conducting AKC Trick Dog tests at the DeBrut’s K-9 Center on March 16, 2019 at 10:30 am. All dogs registered with AKC are eligible to participate.  Novice, Intermediate and Advanced levels of the test will be available for $10 per test.”

 DeBrut’s K-9 Country Training Center

65960 61st St.

Redmond, OR  97701

541-382-7752

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Mar
16
12:00 PM12:00

Tax Prep Session

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions.

Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. beginning February 2nd. No appointments after 4:00 p.m. For more information visit http://cashoregon.org for a list of items to bring with you to the session. 

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Mar
16
1:00 PM13:00

Writers Writing - Spring into Poetry Workshop

Redmond Public Library
Silent Reading Room

Register

Grow some poetry this spring. Irene Cooper leads.

It's time to feed the garden of your poetry practice with fresh inspiration and craft techniques designed to reinvigorate the fertile soil of your imagination. We'll break ground and grow new poems with prompts, select readings, and discussion.

Irene Cooper's poems have appeared in the Oregon Poetry Association anthology, Verseweavers, in Indolent Books' anthology, Poems in the Aftermath, on the online project, What Rough Beast, and in The Feminist Wire. She co-edits The Stay Project, contributes to the blog, The (Eternal) Beginner's Guide to Bend, is a freelance copywriter, essayist, and a novelist in search of publisher. Ms. Cooper earned an MFA in Poetry from OSU-Cascades, and co-facilitates Blank Pages Workshops in Bend, OR, with her handsome and talented husband.

https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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Mar
16
2:00 PM14:00

G.I. Joe

Bob Boyd presents the experiences of real-life G.I. Joes, especially those serving on the front lines of the WWII campaigns in Europe and the Pacific, using images and artifacts from their lives. Boyd takes a close look at a soldier’s daily existence within Army life, enduring loneliness, inhospitable landscapes and weather, and four years of what seemed unending combat against a skilled and determined enemy.

Redmond Library | 827 SW Deschutes Avenue, Redmond

https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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Mar
16
2:00 PM14:00

Writers Reading - Local Authors' Fair


Downtown Bend Public Library
Brooks Room

No registration required

Local authors coalesce to share their words and voices. 

Hear local authors read excerpts from published works available for sale. Meet and ask questions of Bend and Central Oregon authors such as Kathleen Valenti, Jeremiah Franklin, Kristin Berger, Scot Siegel, Jack Lorts, Janice Rubin, and Kim and Libby Cooper Findling (mother and daughter team). 

Each author will have a table with books to sign and sell. Community members and public are welcome to approach, ask questions, and then hear each author read from their works. After, Q&A session with the full panel of authors, and book sales and signing.

https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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Mar
16
2:00 PM14:00

Ski With a Ranger

Visitors can ski or snowboard Mt. Bachelor slopes with a ranger, or chat with a roving ranger around Mt. Bachelor. All interpretive programs focus on the ecology, geology and wildlife of the Cascades.

The tour, which lasts an hour, begins at the top of the Pine Marten lift at 2 PM. Participants are responsible for having lift tickets and appropriate equipment, as well as basic riding skills. In addition, skiers and snowboarders will find interpretive rangers roving between Outback and Sunrise Express lifts ready to answer questions.

While both programs are free, a donation of $5 is suggested to help non-profit Discover Your Forest continue to provide educational programing and volunteer support to the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and the Crooked River National Grassland.

http://discoveryourforest.org/

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Mar
17
10:00 AM10:00

Snowshoe With A Ranger

Visitors to the Mt. Bachelor Ski Area can go on a snowshoe tour with a ranger. Interested participants will meet at the Forest Service snowshoeing hut located at Mt. Bachelor’s West Village at 10 AM and 1:30 PM. Tours last 90 minutes and snowshoes are provided for the tour. No prior experience is needed. Participants must be 10 years or older and should dress appropriately for cold weather.

While both programs are free, a donation of $5 is suggested to help non-profit Discover Your Forest continue to provide educational programing and volunteer support to the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and the Crooked River National Grassland.

http://discoveryourforest.org

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Mar
17
12:00 PM12:00

Tax Prep Session

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions.

Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. beginning February 2nd. No appointments after 4:00 p.m. For more information visit http://cashoregon.org for a list of items to bring with you to the session. 

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Mar
17
1:00 PM13:00

Jo(e) March Was Not a Little Woman

Take a closer look at Jo March of Little Women with Dr. Stacey Donohue. Many readers have fond memories of the independent Jo March, but author Louisa May Alcott famously dismissed her best-selling work as “moral pablum” for girls. In this brief talk, Donohue argues that the novel was actually quite subversive for its time, criticizing the model of domesticity that it superficially seemed to support. Alcott, like Jo, refused to be a “little” woman.

Downtown Bend Library | 601 NW Wall Street, Bend

https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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Mar
17
5:30 PM17:30

Lawyer In The Library

Downtown Bend Public Library
Register

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.

All registrants must arrive by 5:15 p.m. to secure their spot and receive their appointment time. If you are not here by 5:15 p.m., your appointment will be forfeited.

If any walk-in spots are available they will be awarded by lottery at 5:15 p.m.

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Mar
17
10:00 PM22:00

Tiny Explorers: Ribbon Play

Join us for our spring Tiny Explorers series in Bend. Tiny Explorers encourages new parents to kickstart a healthy life enjoying the outdoors by getting their little ones in nature starting at a young age.  The program is targeted at new families with infants and toddlers, from birth to 3 years old.

Each week has a different theme and we’ll explore the outdoors, incorporating activities as we go. Parents will also learn safety tips for bringing little ones outdoors and more ideas for getting your family outside. Families with newborns to 3 year olds are welcome, and older siblings are invited to attend. Activities will encourage exploration of the natural world, connecting with our senses, and play. The activities can be adapted for your child’s age and development, and we’ll provide a space for families to network with each other.Families with newborns or infants that aren’t mobile should bring a baby carrier and blanket. Families that qualify for the Oregon Health Plan can access free baby carriers and other outdoor gear, including a sunhat and sunscreen.

Hillside Park

Questions? Contact Katie Chipko at katie@childrensforestco.org or (541) 383-5592.

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Mar
18
6:00 PM18:00

G.I. Joe

Bob Boyd presents the experiences of real-life G.I. Joes, especially those serving on the front lines of the WWII campaigns in Europe and the Pacific, using images and artifacts from their lives. Boyd takes a close look at a soldier’s daily existence within Army life, enduring loneliness, inhospitable landscapes and weather, and four years of what seemed unending combat against a skilled and determined enemy.

 Downtown Bend Library | 601 NW Wall Street, Bend

 https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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Mar
19
2:30 PM14:30

Intro to eBay

Downtown Bend Public Library
Meyer Classroom

Register

Safely buy and sell items on the popular auction site.

eBay is one of the original places to buy and sell items online and it remains a popular marketplace for many. Sellers do pay a fee to trade on the platform and in return eBay offers protections other online marketplaces don't. 

In this class, you will learn how to create an eBay account, search for items, purchase items, list items for sale and avoid scams and common pitfalls.

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://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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Mar
19
5:30 PM17:30

Write Here - Selling the Story or How to Write a Book Proposal


Downtown Bend Public Library
Brooks Room

No registration required

Get your story sold with a good book proposal.

Novels are written before they are sold, but book length works of non-fiction are often sold to publishers by way of a book proposal. A book proposal explains to a publisher what the book will be about, who its audience will be and why you, the author, should be the one to write it. In this workshop taught by publisher and author Kim Cooper Findling, learn the nuts and bolts of putting together a professional book proposal that will wow an acquisitions editor and land you a book deal.

https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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Mar
19
5:30 PM17:30

Successful Beginnings with HomeSource!

Open to the general public, these free,interactive workshops will introduce participants to budgeting, saving, financial decision-making, and action plans.  Anyone interested in HomeSource Financial Counseling must attend one of these 90 minute workshops.  Available twice a month.

March 19th  (5:30pm - 7:00pm) Redmond, 2303 SW 1st 

Must Pre-Register, Online Registration: homesource.as.me

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Mar
19
5:30 PM17:30

SCORE Small Business Counseling

Avoid time-consuming and costly mistakes by learning from someone who has "been there, done that." SCORE business counselors will be available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for free one-on-one small business counseling. Individuals who operate or wish to start small businesses can discuss business planning, organization and start-up, finance, marketing and other critical business issues with SCORE volunteers in private, confidential sessions. No appointment necessary. 

https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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Mar
19
6:00 PM18:00

How Did Stalin Become Stalin?

Examine Stalin’s legacy and what we can learn from his brand of authoritarianism. Dr. MayaLisa Holzman explores how a young Georgian from a poor family who once studied at a seminary rose through the Bolshevik ranks to become the leader of the Soviet Union. In closing, Dr. Holzman will discuss Stalin’s legacy in Russia today and what we can learn from his brand of authoritarianism. 

Redmond Library | 827 SW Deschutes Avenue, Redmond

https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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Mar
20
5:30 PM17:30

Lawyer In The Library

Downtown Bend Public Library
Register

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.

All registrants must arrive by 5:15 p.m. to secure their spot and receive their appointment time. If you are not here by 5:15 p.m., your appointment will be forfeited.

If any walk-in spots are available they will be awarded by lottery at 5:15 p.m.

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Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

Writing an Effective Business Plan

Downtown Bend Library

Brooks Room

Register

SCORE Workshop: Writing an Effective Business Plan

Are you starting a new business? Facing challenges with your existing business? Looking to expand an existing business? Find out how to clearly communicate your business purpose and secure funding while learning about market sizing, intellectual property, financial projections, business strategy and more. The session is free, but registration required. Contact the Downtown Bend Library at 541-617-7080 for more information and registration.

https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

MARCH NATURE NIGHT

MARCH NATURE NIGHT

Mar 20, 2019 from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM

  • Location: The Tower Theatre

    Living in the Human Age

    The Human Age, or Anthropocene, is a new geologic era proposed by scientists to describe our modern world that is dominated by humans and their changes to our planet. Join Deschutes Land Trust and retired National Geographic picture editor and the environment editor, Dennis Dimick, for a fast-moving, visual journey that explores and explains the modern human era, the Anthropocene. As a native Oregonian, Dimick will present a vivid journey through our modern world of 7.5 billion people that considers our expanding footprint, rising prosperity, and resulting environmental challenges that call for our attention and response. Explore ways to appreciate our place in nature and contemplate how we can contribute towards a positive future for ourselves and the planet.

    More Info: https://www.deschuteslandtrust.org/hikes-events/hikes/032019-nature-night

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Mar
21
12:00 PM12:00

The Library Book Club


La Pine Public Library
Meeting Room

No registration required

Read and discuss "Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon" with friends and neighbors. 

"Rocket Men" by Robert Kurson shares the inside story of the dangerous Apollo 8 mission. In early 1968, the Apollo program was on shaky footing. President Kennedy's end-of-decade deadline to put a man on the Moon was in jeopardy, and the Soviets were threatening to pull ahead in the space race. By August 1968, with its back against the wall, NASA decided to scrap its usual methodical approach and shoot for the heavens. With just four months to prepare, the agency would send the first humans in history to the Moon. In a year of historic violence and discord—the Tet offensive, the assassinations of MLK and RFK, the Chicago DNC riots—the Apollo 8 mission was the boldest test of what America could do. With a focus on astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders, and their wives and children, Rocket Men is a vivid account of the epic danger involved, and the bravery it took to leave Earth for the first time.

https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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Mar
23
to Mar 31

Snowshoe With A Ranger

Visitors to the Mt. Bachelor Ski Area can go on a snowshoe tour with a ranger. Interested participants will meet at the Forest Service snowshoeing hut located at Mt. Bachelor’s West Village at 10 AM and 1:30 PM. Tours last 90 minutes and snowshoes are provided for the tour. No prior experience is needed. Participants must be 10 years or older and should dress appropriately for cold weather.

While both programs are free, a donation of $5 is suggested to help non-profit Discover Your Forest continue to provide educational programing and volunteer support to the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and the Crooked River National Grassland.

http://discoveryourforest.org

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Mar
23
12:00 PM12:00

Tax Prep Session

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions.

Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. beginning February 2nd. No appointments after 4:00 p.m. For more information visit http://cashoregon.org for a list of items to bring with you to the session. 

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Mar
24
12:00 PM12:00

Tax Prep Session

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions.

Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. beginning February 2nd. No appointments after 4:00 p.m. For more information visit http://cashoregon.org for a list of items to bring with you to the session. 

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Mar
24
1:00 PM13:00

Jr Snow Ranger

Discover Your Forest and Deschutes National Forest invite you to enjoy some family time in the outdoors playing with your kids as they become Junior Snow Rangers.

From 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM families can attend the Junior Snow Ranger event at Mt. Bachelor West Village.

The Junior Snow Ranger event is designed for children to explore their winter wonderland. Activities include snowshoeing, winter safety, exploring snowflakes, wildlife tracking, winter ecology, and the joy of winter fun. The program mission is to inspire youth to embrace a life-long relationship with the winter environment, and to become stewards of the land.

It is a family program and adults are encouraged to play with their kids.  People can stay for an hour or for the entire time.

The event is free, but donations are greatly appreciated to support Discover Your Forest conservation programs throughout the Deschutes National Forest and the Crooked River National Grasslands.

http://discoveryourforest.org

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Mar
24
1:00 PM13:00

Junior Snow Rangers

Discover Your Forest and Deschutes National Forest invite you to enjoy some family time in the outdoors playing with your kids as they become Junior Snow Rangers.

From 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM families can attend the Junior Snow Ranger event at Mt. Bachelor West Village.

The Junior Snow Ranger event is designed for children to explore their winter wonderland. Activities include snowshoeing, winter safety, exploring snowflakes, wildlife tracking, winter ecology, and the joy of winter fun. The program mission is to inspire youth to embrace a life-long relationship with the winter environment, and to become stewards of the land.

It is a family program and adults are encouraged to play with their kids.  People can stay for an hour or for the entire time.

The event is free, but donations are greatly appreciated to support Discover Your Forest conservation programs throughout the Deschutes National Forest and the Crooked River National Grasslands.

If you have any questions, please contact Karen Gentry, DYF’s Volunteer and Education Program Director at (541) 383-4771 or Stacey Cochran, DYF’s Community Engagement Director (541) 383-5530.

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Mar
24
2:00 PM14:00

Ski With a Ranger

Visitors can ski or snowboard Mt. Bachelor slopes with a ranger, or chat with a roving ranger around Mt. Bachelor. All interpretive programs focus on the ecology, geology and wildlife of the Cascades.

The tour, which lasts an hour, begins at the top of the Pine Marten lift at 2 PM. Participants are responsible for having lift tickets and appropriate equipment, as well as basic riding skills. In addition, skiers and snowboarders will find interpretive rangers roving between Outback and Sunrise Express lifts ready to answer questions.

While both programs are free, a donation of $5 is suggested to help non-profit Discover Your Forest continue to provide educational programing and volunteer support to the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and the Crooked River National Grassland.

http://discoveryourforest.org/

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Mar
26
1:00 PM13:00

Volunteer Opportunity: Newcomers Club of Bend Volunteer Gathering

ONDA will have a table at Newcomers Club of Bend’s volunteer event at Bend Golf Club. 300 NCOB members will learn about volunteer opportunities in central Oregon, including ONDA’s office, event and stewardship work. ONDA volunteers will set up and break down the table, share information about ONDA and connect community members with our work. Contact caelin@onda.org for more information, and to sign up!

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Mar
26
2:00 PM14:00

eBook Downloads

East Bend Public Library
Meeting Room

Register

Learn how to download eBooks and audiobooks from the library.

Discover and explore the library's eBook and downloadable audiobook collection. This is an opportunity to learn how to download library resources to your laptop, tablet, e-reader or smart phone. Registration required. Prerequisites: Familiarity with Internet Explorer (or other browser software). 

https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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Mar
26
5:30 PM17:30

SCORE Small Business Counseling

Avoid time-consuming and costly mistakes by learning from someone who has "been there, done that." SCORE business counselors will be available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for free one-on-one small business counseling. Individuals who operate or wish to start small businesses can discuss business planning, organization and start-up, finance, marketing and other critical business issues with SCORE volunteers in private, confidential sessions. No appointment necessary. 

https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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Mar
26
6:00 PM18:00

Writing an Effective Business Plan

Redmond Public Library
Multi-Purpose Room

Register

Are you starting a new business? Facing challenges with your existing business? Looking to expand an existing business? Find out how to clearly communicate your business purpose and secure funding while learning about market sizing, intellectual property, financial projections, business strategy and more. The session is free, but registration required. Contact the Redmond Library at 541-312-1061 for more information and registration.

https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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Mar
26
7:00 PM19:00

Upper Snake River Tribes take on a Changing Climate

Join us for the third installment of the Bend High Desert Speaker Series with Jason Kesling, Environmental Program Director of the Upper Snake River Tribes Foundation. Learn about the establishment and structure of the Upper Snake River Tribes, and gain an in-depth understanding of how the USRTF is adapting to climate change. From assessing vulnerability to coordinating environmental conservation efforts, Jason will share his experience and insight into how the Upper Snake River Tribes are taking on current environmental threats.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation begins at 7 p.m. The presentation will be held in Worthy Brewing’s Hop Mahal room, located in the far right corner of the main restaurant. You are welcome to have dinner and drinks in the restaurant prior to doors opening. This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Registration will be announced via Facebook and ONDA email in February. https://onda.org/speakerseries/

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Mar
26
7:00 PM19:00

Upper Snake River Tribes take on a Changing Climate

Join ONDA for the third installment of the Bend High Desert Speaker Series with Jason Kesling, Environmental Program Director of the Upper Snake River Tribes Foundation. Learn about the establishment and structure of the Upper Snake River Tribes, and gain an in-depth understanding of how the USRTF is adapting to climate change. From assessing vulnerability to coordinating environmental conservation efforts, Jason will share his experience and insight into how the Upper Snake River Tribes are taking on current environmental threats.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation begins at 7 p.m. The presentation will be held in Worthy Brewing’s Hop Mahal room, located in the far right corner of the main restaurant. You are welcome to have dinner and drinks in the restaurant prior to doors opening. This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Registration will be announced via Facebook and ONDA email in February.

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Mar
27
12:00 PM12:00

Giving the Noose the Slip: Female Murderers in Oregon, 1854-1950

East Bend Public Library
Meeting Room

No registration required

History Pub Encore examines how legislative shifts in the all-male courts and penal system reflected the changing roles of women as citizens. 

Twenty-five women were convicted of homicide in Oregon between 1854 and 1950. During these years the majority faced all-male court and penal systems. As such, they were handled differently in accordance with various social, cultural, and legislative shifts relating to women's roles as citizens. Through an examination of contemporary newspaper articles, inmate case files, and other Oregon State Penitentiary records, this presentation will examine three distinct periods relating to these shifts: 1854-1900, 1901-1935 and 1936-1950. 

https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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Mar
27
5:30 PM17:30

Lawyer In The Library

Downtown Bend Public Library
Register

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.

All registrants must arrive by 5:15 p.m. to secure their spot and receive their appointment time. If you are not here by 5:15 p.m., your appointment will be forfeited.

If any walk-in spots are available they will be awarded by lottery at 5:15 p.m.

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Mar
27
5:30 PM17:30

The Library Book Club

Sisters Public Library

Meeting Room

No registration required

Read and discuss "Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon" with friends and neighbors. 

"Rocket Men" byt Robert Kurson shares the inside story of the dangerous Apollo 8 mission. In early 1968, the Apollo program was on shaky footing. President Kennedy's end-of-decade deadline to put a man on the Moon was in jeopardy, and the Soviets were threatening to pull ahead in the space race. By August 1968, with its back against the wall, NASA decided to scrap its usual methodical approach and shoot for the heavens. With just four months to prepare, the agency would send the first humans in history to the Moon. In a year of historic violence and discord—the Tet offensive, the assassinations of MLK and RFK, the Chicago DNC riots—the Apollo 8 mission was the boldest test of what America could do. With a focus on astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders, and their wives and children, Rocket Men is a vivid account of the epic danger involved, and the bravery it took to leave Earth for the first time.

https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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Mar
30
12:00 PM12:00

Tax Prep Session

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions.

Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. beginning February 2nd. No appointments after 4:00 p.m. For more information visit http://cashoregon.org for a list of items to bring with you to the session. 

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Mar
30
2:00 PM14:00

Ski With a Ranger

Visitors can ski or snowboard Mt. Bachelor slopes with a ranger, or chat with a roving ranger around Mt. Bachelor. All interpretive programs focus on the ecology, geology and wildlife of the Cascades.

The tour, which lasts an hour, begins at the top of the Pine Marten lift at 2 PM. Participants are responsible for having lift tickets and appropriate equipment, as well as basic riding skills. In addition, skiers and snowboarders will find interpretive rangers roving between Outback and Sunrise Express lifts ready to answer questions.

While both programs are free, a donation of $5 is suggested to help non-profit Discover Your Forest continue to provide educational programing and volunteer support to the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and the Crooked River National Grassland.

http://discoveryourforest.org/Visitors can ski or snowboard Mt. Bachelor slopes with a ranger, or chat with a roving ranger around Mt. Bachelor. All interpretive programs focus on the ecology, geology and wildlife of the Cascades.

The tour, which lasts an hour, begins at the top of the Pine Marten lift at 2 PM. Participants are responsible for having lift tickets and appropriate equipment, as well as basic riding skills. In addition, skiers and snowboarders will find interpretive rangers roving between Outback and Sunrise Express lifts ready to answer questions.

While both programs are free, a donation of $5 is suggested to help non-profit Discover Your Forest continue to provide educational programing and volunteer support to the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and the Crooked River National Grassland.

http://discoveryourforest.org/

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Mar
31
12:00 PM12:00

Tax Prep Session

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions.

Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. beginning February 2nd. No appointments after 4:00 p.m. For more information visit http://cashoregon.org for a list of items to bring with you to the session. 

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Mar
31
2:00 PM14:00

Ski With a Ranger

Visitors can ski or snowboard Mt. Bachelor slopes with a ranger, or chat with a roving ranger around Mt. Bachelor. All interpretive programs focus on the ecology, geology and wildlife of the Cascades.

The tour, which lasts an hour, begins at the top of the Pine Marten lift at 2 PM. Participants are responsible for having lift tickets and appropriate equipment, as well as basic riding skills. In addition, skiers and snowboarders will find interpretive rangers roving between Outback and Sunrise Express lifts ready to answer questions.

While both programs are free, a donation of $5 is suggested to help non-profit Discover Your Forest continue to provide educational programing and volunteer support to the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and the Crooked River National Grassland.

http://discoveryourforest.org/

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Apr
1
5:30 PM17:30

Power of Art: Portraits

Portrait Connection, a local nonprofit hosts: Power of Art: Portraits 
   Local fine artists will present portraits of local children who have serious medical conditions, to the children's families. The ceremony is beautiful and open to the public. If you love art and care about families that have the extra challenge of managing a critical childhood illness, you need to come to this event and discover the Power of Art to change lives.

April 1, 5:30 PM at Tetherow Resort  - 61240 Skyline Ranch Road Bend, OR

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Apr
9
6:30 PM18:30

Survival Strategies for Desert Species

The 2019 Bend High Desert Speaker Series wraps up on April 9 with a panel of experts discussing how high desert flora and fauna have adapted to survive in wetlands and other habitats in eastern Oregon. Hear from Ron Larson, Dennis Albert and Steve Sheehy as they discuss the unique life of the high desert, and the importance of conserving Oregon’s spectacular wild places so that these species can thrive, now and always.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. The presentation will be held in Worthy Brewing’s Hop Mahal room, located in the far right corner of the main restaurant. You are welcome to have dinner and drinks in the restaurant prior to doors opening. This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Registration will be announced via Facebook and ONDA email in March. https://onda.org/speakerseries/

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Apr
11
5:00 PM17:00

“The Greatest Good” Lecture Series

The Deschutes National Forest, Discover Your Forest and OSU-Cascades are partnering for a second year to offer educational opportunities for OSU-Cascades Students and the public.  A lecture series called “The Greatest Good” will feature presentations from land managers and specialists from the Deschutes National Forest on a variety of topics in natural resources.

From Hoses to Hotshots–Redmond Air Center’s Role in Wildland Fire Suppression by Maurice Evans, Manager, Redmond Air Center will take place at 5:00 p.m. in OSU-Cascade’s Obsidian Hall. All lectures are free and open to the public.  Parking at OSU Cascades is free after 5 PM.

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Apr
11
5:00 PM17:00

“The Greatest Good”

The Deschutes National Forest, Discover Your Forest and OSU-Cascades are partnering for a second year to offer educational opportunities for OSU-Cascades Students and the public.  From Hoses to Hotshots–Redmond Air Center’s Role in Wildland Fire Suppression by Maurice Evans, Manager, Redmond Air Center will take place at 5:00 p.m. in OSU-Cascade’s Obsidian Hall. All lectures are free and open to the public.  Parking at OSU Cascades is free after 5 PM.

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Feb
22
5:30 PM17:30

Taste of the Town

5:30-9 p.m.
COCC Bend Campus 2600 NW College Way, Bend 

$40 Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/taste-of-the-town-and-meal-of-the-year-2019-tickets-52109113762?aff=erelexpmlt

Showcases culinary specialties from some of Bend's best restaurants. Live music from Bend's Precious Byrd! Admission gets you unlimited bite size samples of food, no-host bar, dancing and a whole lot of fun, not to mention the opportunity to change a life by giving to scholarships. 541-383-7594

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Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Author! Author!

COLUM McCANN | Thursday, February 21, 2019 | 7:00 p.m. | Riverhouse Convention Center

Colum McCann is the author of six novels and three collections of stories. Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, he is the recipient of many international honors, including the National Book Award for his novel Let the Great World Spin, which McCann is adapting for a screenplay. His book TransAtlantic was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. McCann is a contributor to The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, and The Paris Review.

www.dplfoundation.org

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Feb
21
6:30 PM18:30

A Plastic Ocean Movie

A highly acclaimed film winner of multiple awards!

“Directors Choice: Sedona Film Festival 2017”

“Best Environmental Film Sedona International Film Festival

“2017 Best of Festival at Blue Ocean”

The film charts a voyage for a blue whale and what is seen along the way. This film may change the way you feel about single use plastics. It will take a wave of action, and Bend can start today. Come experience the majesty of the wonderful blue whale and learn what you can do to help them. Suitable for the entire family

RSVP appreciated. Please share with friends. 

Kombucha and snack provided for $5 suggested donation.

Trinity Episcopal Church

https://actionnetwork.org/events/plastic-ocean-movie?source=direct_link&

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Feb
21
6:30 PM18:30

Bow Wow Bingo

7th Street Brewhouse

855 SW Seventh St.

Redmond, OR

6:30pm-8:30pm

Price: $1.00 —per card

Like bingo? Love animals?

Come join us every Thursday, except holidays, at the 7th Street Brew House for Bow Wow Bingo.

$1 for each bingo card, Bow Wow winners get cash prizes!

Drink good brew. Eat good food. Play bingo. Have fun. Win $$ for your pocket. And $$ for a great cause!! The Dogs and Cats at BrightSide Animal Center appreciate your support!

http://brightsideanimals.org/events/category/events/

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Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

SMART Sip

6-8 p.m.
Tetherow Resort Event Pavilion 61240 Skyline Ranch Rd., Bend 

$40 Tickets: https://smart.ejoinme.org/2019SipCentralOregon

The SMART Sip brings together community members and SMART supporters for an evening featuring tastes of wine, beer and spirits, hors d'oeuvres and an opportunity to learn more about SMART! You won't want to miss our silent auction and gift certificate library featuring Central Oregon favorites! 541-797-7726

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Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Once An Undocumented Immigrant & Foster Child: Now An Oregon Judge

6-7:30 p.m.
COCC Wille Hall Campus Center 2600 NW College Way, Bend 

No cover Ticket required: http://www.cocc.edu/foundation/vsp

Judge Xiomara Torres will share her story of overcoming adversity after arriving undocumented in the US at age 9. Currently a Judge, she brings diversity to the bench not often seen in Oregon — as a Latinx, but also as a child abuse victim and product of foster care. 541-383-7257

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Feb
21
5:00 PM17:00

Caregiver Support Group - Bend Senior Center

5-6:30 p.m.
Bend Senior Center1 600 SE Reed Market Road, Bend 
Support groups create a safe, confidential, supportive environment or community and a chance for participants to develop informal mutual support and social relationships. They also educate and inform participants about dementia and help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. 800-272-3900

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Feb
21
11:00 AM11:00

Memory Care Support Group

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Touchmark at Mount Bachelor Village

19800 SW Touchmark Way

Price: Free

Join this open discussion about caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia and share tips and stories about your experience. Light appetizers served. This event is open to the public and there is no need to RSVP. Meetings recur the third Thursday of each month.

http://www.touchmarkbend.com/

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Feb
20
6:30 PM18:30

Sly as a Fox: Montane Red Foxes in Central Oregon

The Sierra Nevada Red Fox is one of our most imperiled mammals, and recent field studies reveal Central Oregon’s wild places are habitat for these highly intelligent critters, often, quite surprisingly, at lower elevations than expected. Learn about the fox’s denning and foraging habits gathered from fresh GPS collaring data, remote motion-triggered cameras, and thousands of hours of observation efforts, including by our speaker, ODFW Wildlife Technician and Bend resident Jamie Bowles.

Program is free! 6:30pm gathering/snacks, 6:50pm program. The Environmental Center.

http://oregon.sierraclub.org/groups/juniper/

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Feb
20
6:00 PM18:00

Obtaining a Small Business Administration (SBA) Loan

If you're starting a business that requires significant financial investment up front, finding a source of funding can be a challenge. Many start-ups and new small businesses often find they may not qualify for a traditional small business bank loan. But there are options! SBA Loan Programs are an alternative to traditional bank loans. SBA has a variety of loan programs, and each is developed to suit individual business needs such as start-up funds, exporting assistance funds, disaster recovery and more. Learn more about securing SBA loans in this program. Free, but space is limited and registration is required.  https://host5.evanced.info/deschutes/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=49348

6:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library.

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Feb
20
5:30 PM17:30

Practique sus habilidades de computación

Practique sus habilidades de computación. Resuelva sus problemas técnicos con nuestro personal. Encuentre respuestas a sus preguntas sobre los lectores de libros electrónicos. ¡Gratis y abierto a todo el público! Traiga su propio aparato electrónico. Registración no es requerida.  5:30pm to 7:00pm at the Downtown Bend Library.

https://www.deschuteslibrary.org

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Feb
20
5:30 PM17:30

Sala abierta de computación

Downtown Bend Public Library
Meyer Classroom

No registration required

Ayuda con sus preguntas técnicas. Traiga su propio aparato electrónico. 

Practique sus habilidades de computación. Resuelva sus problemas técnicos con nuestro personal. Encuentre respuestas a sus preguntas sobre los lectores de libros electrónicos. ¡Gratis y abierto a todo el público! Traiga su propio aparato electrónico. Registración no es requerida. 

https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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Feb
20
5:15 PM17:15

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.
All registrants must arrive by 5:15 p.m. to secure their spot and receive their appointment time. If you are not here by 5:15 p.m., your appointment will be forfeited.
If any walk-in spots are available they will be awarded by lottery at 5:15 p.m.

Register: https://host5.evanced.info/deschutes/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=51151

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Feb
20
2:00 PM14:00

Caregiver Support Group

2-3:30 p.m.
Community Presbyterian Church 529 NW 19th St., Redmond 
Support groups create a safe, confidential, supportive environment or community and a chance for participants to develop informal mutual support and social relationships. They also educate and inform participants about dementia and help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. 800-272-3900


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