Dec
30
to Feb 14

Master Food Preserver Program

Applications are being accepted for Master Food Preserver (MFP) volunteer training for 2019. MFPs help Central Oregonians make safe food preservation choices, avoid serious illness and help reduce food waste. The application deadline is February 14.

Oregon State University Service Extension offices are recruiting volunteers to participate in food safety and preservation training on Wednesdays, April 3 – May 22, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The fun, interactive training sessions will be at the OSU Extension/Deschutes County office at the Fairgrounds in Redmond. The program fee is $75.00.

Persons interested in becoming a Master Food Preserver volunteer should review the Master Food Preserver program information and application link at https://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes/events/master-food-preserver-volunteer-program. If you have questions, contact us at 541-548-6088 or glenda.hyde@oregonstate.edu. Apply by email, mail or in person.



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Jan
20
11:00 AM11:00

For the Love of Pets Benefit Festival

July 20, 2019 from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. at American Legion Park in Redmond
For the Love of Pets Benefit Festival is a community festival that has benefited three local shelters and rescues throughout Central Oregon. The festival is a free, dog-friendly event that's host to music, an IPA tasting and adoptable pets galore.  The missions of each shelter and rescue vary, but each aim to be high-save or no-kill. The organizations complete this goal by fighting for every abused and/or abandoned animal and fostering communities where no companion animal will be killed because it is homeless. Each organization thoroughly believes in permanent and loving relationships between people and their pets and exude this by implementing programs focused around education, adoption and spay/neutering. Attendees can also bring product donations for the shelters (e.g. cat litter, trash bags and paper towels) in exchange for raffle tickets. 

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Jan
20
2:00 PM14:00

Writers Reading -- Open Mic

Local voices read original works of poetry and prose. Registration is required to be a reader.

Hear from your neighbors and community members as they step up to the mic and read or perform original pieces of poetry, drama, and prose. Fifteen spaces will available for participants to preregister to read for up to 5 minutes each. Limited spaces will be reserved at the event for new readers to join in. No registration is required to attend the event.

In collaboration with the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon, readers are invited to share pieces from works completed in November for National Novel Writing Month.

Bring a friend, bring a voice, and join us for open mic!

Register: https://host5.evanced.info/deschutes/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=49540

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Downtown Bend Public Library, Brooks Room

https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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Jan
21
10:00 AM10:00

Youth Basketball Free-Throw Contest

The Knights of Columbus are holding their annual Free-Throw Contest on Monday, January 21st, at 10 am, in the St. Francis Community Center at 2450 NE 27th Street in Bend. All boys and girls, ages 10 to 14, are invited to participate. Age-group winners will advance to the district championships which will follow at 1 pm in the St. Francis Community Center. Please bring proof of age with you. Participation is free. For any questions, please contact Roger at (541) 388-1959.

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Jan
22
1:30 PM13:30

Solid Waste Advisory Committee Meeting

The Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) meetings are scheduled for the 4th Tuesday of each month from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Deschutes Services Building, DeArmond Room (1300 NW Wall Street, Bend, OR 97703).  All meetings are open to the public.

Note: Meeting locations and time may change per SWAC availability. https://www.deschutes.org/solidwaste/page/solid-waste-advisory-committee-meetings

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Jan
22
2:00 PM14:00

East Bend: eBook Downloads

Description

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).

Register: https://host5.evanced.info/deschutes/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=52238

https://www.deschuteslibrary.org

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Jan
22
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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Jan
22
5:30 PM17:30

Writers Working - The Art of the Query Letter, Part 1

Learn tips and tricks for writing a successful query letter.

You'll learn what to include, what to avoid, and how to move out of the slush pile as well as discuss what it means to be a good literary citizen.

Emily Carr says she "writes murder mysteries that turn into love poems that are sometimes (by her McSweeney's editors, for example) called divorce poems." She has lived all over the world and is the author of several collections and chapbooks of poems. After she got an MFA in poetry from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, she took a doctorate in ecopoetics at the University of Calgary. These days, she's the program director of the low-residency MFA in creative writing at Oregon State University-Cascades. Her newest book, Whosoever Has Let a Minotaur Enter Them, Or a Sonnet—, is available from McSweeney's. It inspired a beer of the same name, now available at the Ale Apothecary. You can find her online at www.ifshedrawsadoor.com/ and as ifshedrawsadoor on Instagram.
5:30 PM Downtown Bend Public Library, Brooks Room

https://www.deschuteslibrary.org

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Jan
23
4:30 PM16:30

Cascades East Transit's Community Open House Event

Help shape the future of public transportation in Central Oregon. Cascades East Transit (CET) is developing a Regional Transit Master Plan to identify future transit service expansion and we need your input. Stop by one of our upcoming community open houses! Can't make it in person? Share your feedback via our online survey at www.CETTransitPlan.com. To request information in an alternative format or language, please contact Rachel Zakem at 541-504-3310 or rzakem@coic.org five days prior to the open house date.

Warm Springs Community Center

2200 Hollywood Blvd
Warm Springs, OR 97761

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Jan
23
5:30 PM17:30

Exclusive Members’ Exhibition Preview: Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain

Get the first view of the new exhibit, Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain, and learn more about his work, life and legacy from Charles Froelick, Rick’s longtime friend and art dealer. He will provide valuable insight into this celebrated Oregon artist, including firsthand accounts of Rick’s passion and work.

Rick Bartow (1946-2016) is one of Oregon’s most celebrated Indigenous artists. This retrospective exhibition of his large-scale paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures celebrates and memorializes his extraordinary life and career. Bartow’s work explores his Native American identity, his service in Vietnam and struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder, and his enduring love for the natural world.

Organized by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon.
Support for the exhibition is provided by the Ford Family Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, Arlene Schnitzer, the Coeta and Donald Barker Changing Exhibitions Endowment, The Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation, a grant from the Oregon Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, the Ballinger Endowment, Philip and Sandra Piele, and JSMA members.

High Desert Museum

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Hors d’oeuvres, no host bar
Members free, $5 for guests

https://www.highdesertmuseum.org

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Jan
23
5:30 PM17:30

Lawyer in the Library

Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers.

Advance registration for appointments opens at 10 a.m., 13 days prior to the date. 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=51165

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Jan
23
6:00 PM18:00

Snowshoeing 101

Join Oregon Wild for a presentation on how and where to snowshoe in central Oregon! We'll have tips and suggestions regarding everything from safety to gear to picking the most scenic trails. We'll include some "Snowshoeing 101" for those new to the activity as well as some tips on locations that would be applicable to all ability levels. 

When: January 23rd, 2019 from 6:00-9:30pm

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

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Jan
24
10:30 AM10:30

Know Jobs & Resumes

Get help updating your resumé and learn about local job resources.

Are you looking for employment? Is your resume up-to-date? Would like to have an expert review your current resume and provide suggestions for changes? Learn how you can update your resume to get the job you want during this interactive workshop. Staff from Mid Oregon Personnel and Deschutes Public Library will share information about career resources; give pointers about best practices for the job search and creating resumes; and work with individuals to review resumes and provide suggestions. Bring your flash drive and save your work. Class size is limited, so registration is recommended. Call 541-617-7080 to reserve your seat today!

Register: https://host5.evanced.info/deschutes/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=51849

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Jan
24
12:00 PM12:00

CSEC Response Team Panel Discussion –Sexual Exploitation of Children

“The Community Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) Response Team Panel of Deschutes County will hold a panel discussion on issues related to the sexual exploitation of children in our community at the January 2019 Program Meeting of the Soroptimist International of Bend. The CSEC panel discussion will be conducted at the Deschutes Historical Museum, located at 129 NW Idaho, from noon to 1:00pm, on Thursday, January 24, 2019.  The public is welcome to this free event, and a refreshments will be served.

See www.sibend.org for additional information on Soroptimist International

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Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

Bend’s Transportation Plan: Neighborhood Workshop 2

The City of Bend will host five 2 1/2-hour long workshops in January 2019.  The workshops are for you to share:

  • How you’d like transportation to work in your neighborhood.

    1. What you need in your neighborhood for you to be able to get around.

This workshop is targeted to people in the Boyd Acres, Orchard District and Mountain View neighborhoods, but anyone is welcome to attend.

The City will use this information to help create a list of neighborhood projects and programs.  The City will also share progress on Bend’s Transportation Plan. The first half hour of the workshop you can review work that has been done on the transportation plan to date. The following two hours will be an active workshop where attendees will work together in small groups to provide input on neighborhood transportation needs. Attendees are asked to stay for the entire workshop, if possible, to contribute to all of the workshop activities.

https://www.bendoregon.gov/city-projects/transportation-system-plan

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Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

Global Warming in Central Oregon: Impacts & Opportunities

It seems easy to ignore the destructive advance of global warming. Yet, complacency is leading to dangerous, escalating, and irreversible risks. Due to inattention, global warming’s destructive force has grown from a distant threat to an everyday presence, a near crisis. We ignore these risks at our own peril.  Attend the FREE event at Worthy Brewing on Thursday, January 24 at 7:00 pm where presenters will provide a snapshot of current and projected impacts: from wildfires, to recreation, air quality, and water supplies. Equally important will be the presentation of expanding options for personal and collective involvement in reducing future risks. Presenters include George Wuerthner, ecologist and author of 38 publications on topics from forestry to wildfire; Yancy Lind, fisheries activist: Bill Knights, retired NOAA scientist and educator on earth, ocean, and atmospheric science; and Diane Hodiak, executive director of 350Deschutes, a nonprofit organization working on climate actions, policy, and education. Seating is limited, RSVP early to save your seathttps://actionnetwork.org/events/global-warming-in-central-oregon-impacts-opportunities?source=direct_link&

Come early to socialize and/or to order food and/or drink

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Jan
24
7:30 PM19:30

Surfrider Foundation Newport-Bend Chapter KickOff

As our surfing and paddling community grows and many shuffle between Bend and Newport, Oregon, we hope to activate our water conservation community in protecting our rivers, lakes, streams and ocean. Come join us as we kick off our Bend members of the Newport-Bend Chapter of Surfrider.

Thanks to Deschutes Brewery for supporting us with location, free food and beer! REI will have swag for all those who sign-up to be Surfrider members. We will also have local non profits present for us to brainstorm how we can all work together for better water quality and conservation in Central Oregon.

Come join us for networking, brainstorming, food, drinks, swag and how you can be active in water conservation. Some areas we will examine include measuring water quality, Ditch the Straws, Hold your Butts, Stop Plastic Bags, River Friendly Gardens, River Clean-ups, surfing and paddling competitions, social events and what policy and advocacy work we should focus on in Central Oregon.

https://newport.surfrider.org/?fbclid=IwAR3GYno6uY0gLYrRp7h_B8MTws8xgBDoGjfPu7sN8k0fB3usEeC7cSJAg9w

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Jan
24
10:00 PM22:00

Cascades East Transit's Community Open House Event

Help shape the future of public transportation in Central Oregon. Cascades East Transit (CET) is developing a Regional Transit Master Plan to identify future transit service expansion and we need your input. Stop by one of our upcoming community open houses! Can't make it in person? Share your feedback via our online survey at www.CETTransitPlan.com. To request information in an alternative format or language, please contact Rachel Zakem at 541-504-3310 or rzakem@coic.org five days prior to the open house date.

Crook County Library

175 NW Meadow Lakes Dr.
Prineville, OR 97754

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Jan
25
1:00 PM13:00

Magazine and Video Downloads

Discover and explore the Redmond library's digital magazine and video collection. This is an opportunity to learn how to use RBDigital, kanopy, and Hoopla with your laptop, tablet, e-reader or smart phone. Registration required. Prerequisites: Familiarity with Internet Explorer (or other browser software).  1:00pm to 2:00pm registration required: https://host5.evanced.info/deschutes/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=51256

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Jan
25
3:00 PM15:00

The Russian Folktale’s World

Folktales are our oldest stories, and they distill a people’s character and experience in deceptively simple texts. Dr. Barbara Henry (University of Washington) discusses the principle types of Russian folktales and explores one of Russia’s most well-known tales, “The Magic Swan-Geese.” Henry is an associate professor in the department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at UW. She teaches courses on 19th and 20th century Russian literature and culture, Russian folktales, and Yiddish literature.

Friday, January 25⚫ 3:00 p.m. ⚫ La Pine Library | 16425 1st Street, La Pine

https://www.deschuteslibrary.org

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Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show

Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show is an annual fundraising event for Realms Schools (Realms Middle School and Realms High School). Started in 2010, this fundraiser features an eclectic, wearable art runway show (featuring both trash fashion and re-fashioned garments), a live and silent auction, and a gallery style marketplace (where contributing local artists sell and showcase their work).

On Friday, January 25th there will be two shows. Get your tickets today! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/9th-annual-rubbish-renewed-eco-fashion-show-first-show-all-ages-doors-at-5pm-show-at-6pm-tickets-53480953973

FIRST SHOW – 6PM (Doors open at 5:00PM) – all ages

SECOND SHOW – 8:30PM (Doors open at 7:30PM) – 21 and over (ID Required)

Midtown Ballroom


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Jan
26
10:00 AM10:00

Exhibit Opening Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain

The High Desert Museum presents Rick Bartow (1946-2016) one of Oregon’s most celebrated Indigenous artists. This retrospective exhibition of his large-scale paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures celebrates and memorializes his extraordinary life and career. Bartow’s work explores his Native American identity, his service in Vietnam and struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder, and his enduring love for the natural world. https://www.highdesertmuseum.org

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Jan
26
1:00 PM13:00

The Russian Folktale’s World

Folktales are our oldest stories, and they distill a people’s character and experience in deceptively simple texts. Dr. Barbara Henry (University of Washington) discusses the principle types of Russian folktales and explores one of Russia’s most well-known tales, “The Magic Swan-Geese.” Henry is an associate professor in the department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at UW. She teaches courses on 19th and 20th century Russian literature and culture, Russian folktales, and Yiddish literature.

Saturday, January 26⚫ 1:00 p.m. ⚫ East Bend Library | 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend

https://www.deschuteslibrary.org

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Jan
26
2:00 PM14:00

Exploring Russian Cuisine

From the dough for khinkali to stroganoff, this class is sure to entice! Russian cuisine is distinctive and unique. It was formed under the influence of different environmental, social, geographical, economic and historical factors. Join chef Michele Morris in exploring the unique flavors that this cuisine has to offer. Morris is the founder and owner of Kindred Creative Kitchen, which offers cooking and baking classes for Youth and Adults. Space is limited and registration is required for these sessions.

Kindred Creative Kitchen | 2525 NE Twin Knolls Drive, Bend

http://host5.evanced.info/deschutes/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=50863

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Jan
27
4:00 PM16:00

Film Screening: The Evolution of Organic

Do your New Year’s resolutions include eating healthier, making more responsible purchasing decisions, or lessening your footprint on the planet? Do you want one simple step to achieving all of your resolutions? Eat local! Locavore is pleased to screen: The Evolution of Organic, the history of organic agriculture, told by those who built the movement that rejected chemical farming and set out to explore organic alternatives with a vision of sustainability. View trailer HERE.

Schedule:

4:00-4:30 – CSA info and sign-ups available; food from The People’s Pies foodcart

4:30 – Movie starts (86 minutes)

6:00 – Q&A with Tom Elliot, a retired organic farmer from Montana and board member of The Environmental Center

6:15 – 6:45  – CSA Info and sign-up available again

Before and after the screening, please visit with our local farmers and learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) options! The most crucial way a community member can help strengthen the food system and help contribute to small local farms is through purchasing a CSA share. CSA shares are a subscription to a season’s worth of sustainable, locally-grown produce that is distributed to members throughout the harvesting season. Peoples Pies will be there offering delicious, organic, savory pies. Beverages will be available.

Seating is limited, reserve your seat now. This is a free event, but donations are gratefully accepted. http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=htntlqdab&oeidk=a07efz7aa8fabefef5f

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Jan
29
10:30 AM10:30

Introduction to Finding Grants

Deschutes Public Library will host a free workshop on finding funders for nonprofit organizations.

Introduction to Finding Grants will provide an overview of the funding research process for nonprofits seeking grants from foundations, corporations, and grantmaking public charities. Participants will learn tips on how best to identify funding sources for nonprofit organizations, highlighting the electronic and print resources available for free at Deschutes Public Library. This workshop will include a demonstration of Foundation Directory Online, Foundation Center's premiere searchable database that provides information on more than 140,000 grantmakers and over 5 million grant records.

Registration is limited and registration is recommended.

https://host5.evanced.info/deschutes/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=51850

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Jan
29
3:00 PM15:00

Downtown Bend: Magazine and Video Downloads

Learn to use RBDigital and Hoopla.

Discover and explore the library's digital magazine and video collection with your laptop, tablet, e-reader or smart phone. Registration required. Prerequisites: Familiarity with Internet Explorer (or other browser software).

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Downtown Bend Public Library, Meyer Classroom

Register: https://host5.evanced.info/deschutes/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=51880

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Jan
29
5:30 PM17:30

Downtown Bend: SCORE Small Business Counseling

Receive confidential business planning with a SCORE mentor.

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.

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Downtown Bend Public Library, Meyer Classroom

https://www.deschuteslibrary.org

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Jan
29
5:30 PM17:30

Bend’s Transportation Plan: Neighborhood Workshop 3

The City of Bend will host five 2 1/2-hour long workshops in January 2019.  The workshops are for you to share:

  • How you’d like transportation to work in your neighborhood.

    1. What you need in your neighborhood for you to be able to get around.

This workshop is targeted to people in the Awbrey Butte, Summit West and River West neighborhoods, but anyone is welcome to attend. 5:30 to 8:00pm at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

The City will use this information to help create a list of neighborhood projects and programs.  The City will also share progress on Bend’s Transportation Plan. The first half hour of the workshop you can review work that has been done on the transportation plan to date. The following two hours will be an active workshop where attendees will work together in small groups to provide input on neighborhood transportation needs. Attendees are asked to stay for the entire workshop, if possible, to contribute to all of the workshop activities. https://www.bendoregon.gov/city-projects/transportation-system-plan

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Jan
30
5:30 PM17:30

Lawyer in the Library

Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers.

Advance registration for appointments opens at 10 a.m., 13 days prior to the date. 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=51166

5:15 PM - 7:30 PM Downtown Bend Public Library

https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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Jan
30
6:00 PM18:00

Nature Nights

The Land Trust is pleased to present the 2019 Nature Nights series.

Nature Nights are monthly presentations on a nature-related topic held from January through March. Topics vary each year, but are given by experts in their field. As the first in its winter Nature Nights series, the Land Trust is offering a free presentation on the monarch butterflies. Central Oregon is rich with numerous species of native butterflies including the magnificent monarch butterfly. Join Deschutes Land Trust ecologist Amanda Egertson for a colorful tour to learn more about our region's butterflies, with a special focus on the king of the butterfly world: the mighty monarch. All ages are encouraged to attend this family-friendly event where you will learn more about the amazing butterfly life cycle, incredible monarch migrations, and discover ways that you can help them survive and thrive in our high desert. This presentation is free, but you must get your ticket online.

All Nature Nights are free and start at 6pm at the Tower Theater in Bend. Tickets are required and registration generally opens a month prior to each talk.

https://www.deschuteslandtrust.org/hikes-events/hikes/013019-nature-night

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Jan
30
6:30 PM18:30

Bend’s Transportation Plan: Neighborhood Workshop 4

The City of Bend will host five 2 1/2-hour long workshops in January 2019.  The workshops are for you to share:

  • How you’d like transportation to work in your neighborhood.

    1. What you need in your neighborhood for you to be able to get around.

This workshop is targeted to people in the Larkspur, Old Farm District and Southeast Bend neighborhoods, but anyone is welcome to attend. Bend Senior Center 6:30pm to 9:00pm.

The City will use this information to help create a list of neighborhood projects and programs.  The City will also share progress on Bend’s Transportation Plan. The first half hour of the workshop you can review work that has been done on the transportation plan to date. The following two hours will be an active workshop where attendees will work together in small groups to provide input on neighborhood transportation needs. Attendees are asked to stay for the entire workshop, if possible, to contribute to all of the workshop activities. https://www.bendoregon.gov/city-projects/transportation-system-plan

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Jan
31
9:30 AM09:30

White Fragility

This program is presented by Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program at COCC Foundation and COCC’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion as part of the 2019 Season of Nonviolence. 

Join us for a workshop with Dr. DiAngelo about what she has termed “White Fragility.” White Fragility is a state in which even a minimal challenge to the white position becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive responses. This workshop will provide an overview of the socialization that instills white fragility and give the perspectives and skills needed to build racial stamina and develop more equitable racial practices.

FREE and OPEN to the public but we ask that you RSVP here to reserve your seat. Location is Wille Hall, Coats Campus Center at COCC.

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Jan
31
5:30 PM17:30

Bend’s Transportation Plan: Neighborhood Workshop 5

The City of Bend will host five 2 1/2-hour long workshops in January 2019.  The workshops are for you to share:

  • How you’d like transportation to work in your neighborhood.

    1. What you need in your neighborhood for you to be able to get around.

This workshop is targeted to people in the Core Area of Bend – downtown, Box Factory, Old Mill, Maker’s District, Midtown, Galveston, Newport and 14th Street – but anyone is welcome to attend.

Trinity Episcopal Church 5:30pm to 8:00pm.

The City will use this information to help create a list of neighborhood projects and programs.  The City will also share progress on Bend’s Transportation Plan. The first half hour of the workshop you can review work that has been done on the transportation plan to date. The following two hours will be an active workshop where attendees will work together in small groups to provide input on neighborhood transportation needs. Attendees are asked to stay for the entire workshop, if possible, to contribute to all of the workshop activities. https://www.bendoregon.gov/city-projects/transportation-system-plan

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Feb
5
5:00 PM17:00

Recreation and Rivers, with Lisa Machnik, Ph.D.

Dr. Lisa Machnik, will take us for a journey into the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act: the historical context, the fundamentals of the Act, how rivers are managed, and:

The Wild and Scenic Rivers of Central Oregon - how lucky we are to have these resources in our backyard!

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/recreation-and-rivers-tickets-52499534521#tickets

Beer by Boneyard!

Presented by the Coalition for the Deschutes and Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe.

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Feb
16
to Feb 17

Backcountry Film Festival 2019

Join Discover Your Forest, the local non-profit partner of the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and the Crooked River National Grasslands for the 15th Annual Backcountry Film Festival. Produced by the Winter Wildlands Alliance, Backcountry Film Festival is a renowned production featuring professional and grassroots filmmakers from all corners of the globe. With screenings in more than 100 cities worldwide, the festival serves to unite communities in celebrating winter, sharing passion for adventure, and spreading awareness about the latest environmental conservation initiatives.   
 
This year’s line up is highly anticipated, so be sure to purchase your tickets early. Tickets cost $15 and proceeds raised for Discover Your Forest go to Project SNOW (Studying Nature Outdoors in Winter), a program dedicated to providing outdoor education experiences for over 2,000 kids in Central Oregon.

Mark your calendars for three screenings. The first and second will take place in Bend at the Volcanic Theater Pub on February 16th at 6pm and 9:30pm. The third will take place in Sisters at the Sisters Movie house on February 17th at7pm. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. Raffle prizes, auction items, and more will be up for grabs.

This year’s program includes:
 
Westward: Brennan Lagasse, Sam Pope, KGB Productions | 5 min 33 sec
The Abbey, DPS Cinematic | 5 min 30 sec 
Surfer Dan, Camp4 Collective | 7 min 32 sec
Ski the Wild West, Thomas Woodson and Drew Peterson | 13 min 11 sec
Searching For Christmas Tree, Lie Feng | 16 min 16 sec
Ode to Muir, Teton Gravity Research | TBD
I am Here, Modoc Stories, Michael and David Hanson | 7 min 42 sec
Human Power: The Backcountry SnowsportsIniative, Philip Huffeldt, Wool Hat Creative | 8 min 9 sec
Blue, Alyson Nicklas | 4 min 11 sec
Abandoned Berthoud Pass, The Road West Traveled | 8 min 47 sec For more information, visit
http://discoveryourforest.org/backcountry-film-festival/

Buy Tickets: BEND

Buy Tickets: SISTERS

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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
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
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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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
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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Jan
19
6:00 PM18:00

Free Square Dance Party


     

Free Square Dance Party

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Pine Forest Grange

63214 Boyd Acres Road

Bend, OR

Price: Free

An hour of beginning square dancing followed by a taste of ballroom-style round dancing hosted by the Bachelor Beauts Square Dance Club. No Partner needed. Families welcome. Our square and round dance experts will teach all the moves needed to get you dancing right away. Dress is casual and comfortable. The music at our dances is modern country and rock and roll. Please note that the Pine Forest Grange is an alcohol and substance-free venue. Email for more information: dance@bachelorbeauts.org

Contact Info

Bachelor Beauts Square Dance Club

dance@bachelorbeauts.org

541-617-8589

More Info

Free Square Dance Party

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Jan
19
4:00 PM16:00

Museum and Me

A time for children and adults with physical, intellectual and/or social disabilities to enjoy the High Desert Museum after hours. Explore the newest exhibits and revisit your favorites.

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Free for individuals, friends and family

Register: http://13443.blackbaudhosting.com/13443/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=dcedd1ca-ee0e-496d-a4f0-19a31c2bc41d

https://www.highdesertmuseum.org

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Jan
19
2:00 PM14:00

Whychus -- Rebirth of a Forgotten Creek

Whychus -- Rebirth of a Forgotten Creek

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Juniper Room at Crooked River Ranch

5195 SW Club House Road

Terrebonne, OR

Price: $3.00

Whychus Creek flows into the Middle Deschutes River just to the west of Crooked River Ranch. Deschutes Land Trust's Executive Director Brad Chalfant will describe the geography and history of Whychus Creek, including how it came to be a "forgotten creek," how it was rediscovered and how it has come back to life. Along the way, Brad will talk about future challenges and opportunities with respect to Whychus Creek.

Contact Info

Diane Randgaard

Friends and Neighbors of the Deschutes Canyon Area

fansofdeschutes@gmail.com

541-771-3267

More Info

Whychus -- Rebirth of a Forgotten Creek

Ticket/Registration Links

Whychus -- Rebirth of a Forgotten Creek

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Jan
19
1:00 PM13:00

Vodka Tasting at Bendistillery

It has been said that alcohol—and vodka in particular—has been a pivotal force in sculpting Russian religion, society, politics and economics. What is it about this distilled spirit that seems quintessentially Russian? Join us for a tour of Bendistillery and try a vodka tasting. See the behind-the-scenes of the distillation process and then taste the fruits of the labors in the tasting room. Registrants will meet at the Tumalo Bendistillery for the tour and tasting. Space is limited and registration is required; must be 21+ for the tasting, but children are allowed on tour and in tap room if accompanied by adult, as per Oregon Law.

Saturday, January 19⚫ 1:00 p.m. ⚫ Bendistillery | 19330 Pinehurst Road, Bend

https://host5.evanced.info/deschutes/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=51250

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Jan
19
9:00 AM09:00

Mentor a Child with an Incarcerated Parent

Central Oregon Partnerships for Youth (COPY), a program of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, is offering a class to prepare volunteers to become mentors for children with an incarcerated parent.

After initial training and comprehensive background checks, volunteers are matched with a child in Bend, Redmond, Sisters or LaPine that share similar interests and activities and commit to spending a few hours a week together for a minimum of one year. This time is often spent going to community events, working on homework, attending art programs, participating in sports, or simply hanging out and talking.

On Saturday, January 19, COPY will offer an orientation/training class. This six-hour class covers program policies, how to establish a mentor relationship, the impact incarceration has on families, and communication skills. There is no cost to attend, but advanced registration is required. For additional details please call 541-388-6651 or email copy@deschutes.org

Phone: (541) 388-6651 
Event url: https://www.facebook.com/events/279489849367574/

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Jan
19
8:00 AM08:00

Winter Raptors

Winter Raptors (Weather Permitting)

Join a Museum curator to view raptors in Central Oregon. Visit Fort Rock to observe the natural behaviors of raptors such as golden eagles, ferruginous hawks, prairie falcons, merlins and more. Transportation provided.

8:00 am – 3:00 pm
$50, Members receive 20% discount

The High Desert Museum

59800 S HWY 97
Bend, OR 97702

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Jan
19
8:00 AM08:00

Winter Raptors (Weather Permitting)

Join a Museum curator to view raptors in Central Oregon. Visit Fort Rock to observe the natural behaviors of raptors such as golden eagles, ferruginous hawks, prairie falcons, merlins and more. Transportation provided.

8:00 am – 3:00 pm
$50, Members receive 20% discount

http://13443.blackbaudhosting.com/13443/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=d98caeab-542c-4282-a9f8-b35649696ae8

https://www.highdesertmuseum.org

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Jan
18
1:00 PM13:00

Redmond: eBook Downloads

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).

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Redmond Public Library, Multi-Purpose Room

https://www.deschuteslibrary.org

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Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

Environmental Priorities for the 2019 Legislative Session

Join OLCV at Broken Top Bottle Shop at 6:00pm as we prepare for the 2019 Oregon Legislative Session. Learn about important priorities, like passing the Clean Energy Jobs bill, and find out how you can get involved in passing important laws that will protect Oregon’s environmental legacy

RSVP: https://act.myngp.com/el/ulVyw1BiuQtmbBJwy0tpfw==/l6B9K3ZAmUA0RVzbX1627w==.

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Jan
17
5:30 PM17:30

Big Brothers Big Sisters Volunteer Information Meeting


     

Big Brothers Big Sisters Volunteer Information Meeting

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Deschutes Children's Foundation

2125 NE Daggett Lane

Bend, OR

Price: Free

Come learn how to be a DEFENDER OF POTENTIAL at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon informational meeting! Whether you want to be a mentor or want to sign up your child to receive a mentor, all questions will be answered on January 17th from 5:30-6:30pm at The Deschutes Children’s Foundation Eastside Campus (2125 NE Daggett Lane Bend). Snacks and beverages provided. For more info, contact Bridget at 541-312-6047 or balbert@bbbsco.org.

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Jan
17
12:00 PM12:00

La Pine: The Library Book Club

Discuss "Let the Great World Spin" by Colum McCann

Join others for a discussion of another book written by one of the extraordinary 2018-2019 Author! Author! literary season novelists.

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.

https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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Jan
17
11:00 AM11:00

Memory Care Support Group

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

Phone: (541) 316-8445 
Event url: www.touchmarkbend.com

Touchmark at Mount Bachelor Village

19800 SW Touchmark Way
Bend, OR 97702

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Jan
16
6:30 PM18:30

The American Conversation: Talking Across Political Lines

What influences how people and communities form their views on conservation and climate change? Dr. Elizabeth Marino explores how risk assessment, worldviews and cultural values shape how people talk about the environment, with suggestions for how we can cross the political divide to find common ground around places we hold dear.

When:  Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 6:30pm

Where:   Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas, Bend

Sponsor:   Sierra Club

Cost:   Free and open to the public

Contact:  Gretchen Valido, juniper.group@oregon.sierraclub.org

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Jan
16
6:00 PM18:00

How to Write a Good Business Plan

How to write a good 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://host5.evanced.info/deschutes/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=49347

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Jan
16
6:00 PM18:00

Common Ground: Our Role in Stewarding our Natural Resources

Humans put great demands on the Earth’s natural resources. What is our responsibility to our environment? How can the actions of one person, or one community, have a significant impact? Curator of Natural History Louise Shirley and Curator of Education Carolyn Nesbitt will give a short presentation before leading a conversation among participants. Come to share your thoughts and listen to other perspectives. The Common Ground series brings community members together to discuss important topics and hear different points of view in respectful and thoughtful ways.

High Desert Museum

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

$7, Members receive 20% discount

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Jan
16
6:00 PM18:00

Teens In Action service club


     

Teens In Action service club

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Camp Fire Central Oregon

1001 SW Emkay Drive

Bend, OR

Price: $50.00 to $125.00

A mainstay of Camp Fire's leadership and service programs, Teens In Action is all about teens working together to make their community a better place. Moreover, members explore what matters to them, challenge themselves, and take on leadership roles to achieve their goals. Open to all 6th-12th graders.

Contact Info

Camp Fire Central Oregon

info@campfireco.org

541-382-4682

More Info

Teens In Action service club

Ticket/Registration Links

Teens In Action service club

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Jan
16
5:15 PM17:15

Lawyer in the Library

Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers.

Advance registration for appointments opens at 10 a.m., 13 days prior to the date. 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=51164

https://www.deschuteslibrary.org

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Jan
16
5:00 PM17:00

Public Meeting improvements for U.S. 97

Late last year, ODOT asked for the community’s help to identify problem areas along U.S. 97 between Redmond and Bend, and the most effective solutions to improve safety.

Community recommendations included better highway lighting, more center turning lanes, and reflective pavement markers. The technical analysis is now complete and ODOT is recommending several projects to begin construction in 2020.

Let us know what you think!

On January 16, join us to review the proposed package of safety improvements. Your feedback will help refine the final package that will move into the design phase.

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. 
Three Sisters School 
21155 Tumalo Rd, Bend, OR

At the event:

  • View improvement concepts.

  • Watch a walkthrough of the corridor.

  • Tell us what you think!

Can’t make the meeting? 
Visit www.US97RedmondBend.org to review the recommended improvements and submit comments.

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Jan
16
2:00 PM14:00

Sew What? After School Club


     

Sew What? After School Club

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Amity Creek Elementary School

437 NW Wall St.

Bend, OR

Price: $90.00 —payment plans and financial assistance available

Have fun working with fabric and learning to hand sew and use a sewing machine. Share your ideas and get creative in this participant driven sewing class. Open to all K-3rd graders, centrally located at Amity Creek Magnet School, and meeting every Wednesday from 2-4pm January 9th - February 20th.

Contact Info

Camp Fire Central Oregon

info@campfireco.org

541-382-4682

More Info

Sew What? After School Club

Ticket/Registration Links

Sew What? After School Club

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Jan
16
12:00 PM12:00

The Evolution of Russian Iconography

Olga Volchkova shares how tradition influenced her current secular icons, which are inspired by nature, emphasizing the power of plants and the natural world. She will also discuss the use of traditional iconography (the use of symbols to convey meaning) in art. Volchkova is a Russian-born artist currently living in Eugene. She born in Tver, Russia, in 1970, in the former Soviet Union. Many of her relatives were collectivized subsistence farmers living in villages outside of the city, and across the seasons she would leave the city to farm, garden and forage for berries and mushrooms with them.

Wednesday, January 16⚫ noon ⚫ Redmond Library | 827 SW Deschutes Avenue, Redmond

https://www.deschuteslibrary.org

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Jan
15
7:00 PM19:00

Supervolcanoes and Flood Basalts

ONDA is kicking off the 2019 Bend High Desert Speaker Series on January 15, with geologist Daniele McKay presenting on high desert supervolcanoes and flood basalts. From massive caldera eruptions to lava flows that can be found throughout the state, Oregon’s volcanic history has played an important role in shaping the stunning landscapes and waterways of the high desert. Come to learn about how geologic events have created the awe-inspiring wild places ONDA works to protect.

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. Register here.

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Jan
15
6:00 PM18:00

Peaceful and Powerful Life in a Frantic and Anxious World


     

Cascades Academy Education Series Presents Unconditional Well-being: Practicing a Peaceful and Powerful Life in a Frantic and Anxious World

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cascades Academy

19860 Tumalo Reservoir Road

Bend, OR

Price: Free

High levels of performance do not require high levels of stress. The demands and distractions of modern life seem to be increasing daily. In the midst of greater wealth and access to time-saving technology than at any time in history, we are more anxious, stressed, and depressed than ever. From this presentation you will:

  • Learn what science and lasting wisdom have to say about cultivating greater awareness, acceptance, compassion, gratitude, and awe, as well as a deeper sense of purpose and connection to others.

  • Come away with simple specific strategies for practicing unconditional well-being in life and supporting your children in doing the same.

Contact Info

Barb Cartmell

Cascades Academy

cartmell@cascadesacademy.org

541-382-0699

Ticket/Registration Links

Cascades Academy Education Series Presents Unconditional Well-being: Practicing a Peaceful and Powerful Life in a Frantic and Anxious World

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Jan
15
6:00 PM18:00

The Evolution of Russian Iconography

Olga Volchkova shares how tradition influenced her current secular icons, which are inspired by nature, emphasizing the power of plants and the natural world. She will also discuss the use of traditional iconography (the use of symbols to convey meaning) in art. Volchkova is a Russian-born artist currently living in Eugene. She born in Tver, Russia, in 1970, in the former Soviet Union. Many of her relatives were collectivized subsistence farmers living in villages outside of the city, and across the seasons she would leave the city to farm, garden and forage for berries and mushrooms with them.

Tuesday, January 15⚫ 6:00 p.m. ⚫ Downtown Bend Library | 601 NW Wall Street, Bend

https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/

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