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Every year you blink and it seems the holidays are upon us. As we slide into the swirl of winter, festooned with plans, parties and to do lists that could line the walls, take a moment to distill the essence of the season and find magic. Recall the traditions and the experiences that dance to the surface of your memories. What did you do as a child that seemed so wondrous? The simplest things come to mind; playing in the snow, the smell of fresh apple pie baking in the oven, listening to older relatives telling funny and embarrassing stories, gooey marshmallows in rich hot chocolate after a crisp day, a crackling fire. Days off from school, family skiing adventures, tromping through the woods to find the perfect tree, dressing up to the see the Nutcracker, lighting candles and singing carols on Christmas Eve, the stillness of fresh snow and the anticipation of Christmas morning. May this year bring new experiences that become cherished memories. However you celebrate, we wish you and yours; a very Happy Holiday.

www.oldmilldistrict.com Loyalty Rewarded! The Old Mill District has teamed up with Perka, a mobile rewards program provider. Think of it as a digital punch card, for each qualifying purchase, you get closer to earning your perks. Make more visits, become a VIP and earn your perks faster! Perka is simple to use and works with all mobile devices, including Apple and Android. Download the free Perka app today, (www.getperka.com) and the next time you spend money at any of the Old Mill District shops, restaurants, movies and art galleries earn points towards free Silipints, Brewfest growlets and much more! Bring your receipts the Ticket Mill (located next to Anthony’s) to add points to your Perka account. www.theoldmill. com/specials/perkaa-customer-loyaltyprogram/

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Simply Mac is the largest Apple Specialist in the United States with retail locations operating in eight different states. Simply Mac is everything Apple with the same products, prices, and warranties as well as a trade-in and upgrade program and one on one personal training with their Simply Answers program. They provide a quality experience and are genuinely interested in helping you make smart Apple product purchase decisions you will be happy with for years to come.

Desperado has a new logo and a revised focus in their store offering fabulous fashion and rustic elegance in their selection of clothing, boots, shoes and accessories. Their new mix blends bohemian charm with the latest in on trend fashion for women and men. Desperado celebrates their 17th anniversary this year and also carries exclusive jewelry lines, home dĂŠcor and specialty gifts for all ages and prices for every budget.

The Old Mill District welcomes DANI Naturals back for a second holiday season. This year DANI Naturals will be located inside SantaLand (next door to Jimmy John’s). DANI blends natural elements that stimulate your senses and create products that invigorate, soothe and nourish the mind and body. Products include soy candles, all natural lotions, shower gels, shampoos, and conditioners and are made with the true-to-the-earth products (100% vegetable oil bases, pure soy waxes, essential oils and organic ingredients). DANI Naturals pop-up store will be open through early January.

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This Old Mill District commemorative Silipint series feature Beer, Bikes, Dogs and Music. In Bend we stake our claim on delicious craft beers, friendly fuzzy friends, epic single track and great live music. Add to your Silipint collection with our stylish designs. Silipints made of silicone are unbreakable, insulate hot and cold drinks and can be used again and again. How do I get a free Silipint? Bring $150 in receipts—from any Old Mill District shop, restaurant, gallery or cinema.

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Pint glasses are also available for purchase at the Ticket Mill. Silipints are $10 each or get a set of four for $38.

T-shirts The Old Mill District has also created fabulous t-shirts of the same great designs. Men’s and women’s sizes in a select colors are $15 and available only at the Ticket Mill. Bend Brewfest

Central Oregon’s largest beer festival Bend Brewfest has t-shirts, jackets, hoodies, hats ($10-$40) with the Brewfest logo and the popular Beer Bottle Stacks logo available at the Ticket Mill and at our new online store. www.BendBrewfest.com. Ticket Mill is open Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 11am-5pm (541-318-5457).

Desperado will host Give Your Man a

Helping Hand party on Wednesday, December 11, from 5-8pm. Find a beautiful new outfit, piece of jewelry or a pair of signature boots for that special lady in your life. Enjoy free gift wrapping, libations and snacks.

Saxon’s will feature special jewelry items

in their beautiful store over the holidays while you enjoy a glass of champagne or a mimosa. The Saxon’s team will unveil a collection of diamond jewelry designed to sparkle like nothing you have ever seen. Cheers and Happy Holidays to the Saxon’s team as we finish out the year celebrating their 30th Anniversary!

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Nashelle will host special events over the holiday starting with the Peas & Love food drive now through November 17 (bring in 3 or more non-perishable food items donated to Neighbor Impact) and receive 25% off. On Black Friday enjoy 30% off storewide and the first 50 purchasers are entered in a fabulous drawing. Teddy Bear Drive benefiting the Kids Center runs December 1-31. Bring in a new teddy bear and receive 25% off your entire purchase.


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Follow your palate to the Old Mill District and find dining options to suite whatever you, the kids or out of town guests are in the mood to enjoy! •

Anthony’s at the Old Mill: A Pacific Northwest favorite,

• Jimmy John’s: Unlike any other sub shop in the country, Jimmy

Ben and Jerry’s: New flavors include White Russian and Candy Bar

• Kona Mix Plate: Offering grilled meats, seafood and specialty dishes

committed to serving the highest quality fresh seafood, from wild king salmon to local oysters and Dungeness crab. Dine on Hawaiian nachos, fish tacos or coconut prawns while enjoying a great view of the Deschutes River and mountain range.

Pie. White Russian is a coffee ice cream with a coffee liqueur. Candy Bar Pie is a peanut butter ice cream with fudge flakes, chocolate nougat and sweet and salty pretzel swirls. Limited batch Ron Burgundy’s Scotchy Scotch Scotch Ice Cream is a Butterscotch Ice Cream with Butterscotch Swirls.

• Café Yumm! serves fresh, delicious food in a distinctive and relaxed

environment. Yumm! Bowls™ and dishes including all natural chicken, wild North Pacific salmon, premium turkey, vegetarian, vegan and special diet options.

• Flatbread Community Oven: Specializes in serving true

Neapolitan pizzas with passion, along with several rustic dishes such as freshly baked focaccia sandwiches, lasagnas, salads and delectable desserts accompanied by a fine selection of wine and beer. Live music on Wednesday evenings.

• Greg’s Grill: Greg’s offers a variety of dishes with an emphasis on

prime and choice-cut steaks, seafood, salads and rotisserie chicken with an extensive wine list and a full bar. Enjoy an expansive view of the Deschutes River from the dining room.

• Hola!: Lively and colorful décor highlight the Mexican-Peruvian cuisine of Hola! You are sure to enjoy their chicken mole, ceviche, enchiladas and several mouth-watering shrimp dishes. Serving signature margaritas and mojitos.

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John’s offers the freshest ingredients and fastest service. French and whole-wheat bread baked in-house daily and every vegetable, cheese and all-natural meat is freshly sliced at the restaurant. Add the hot peppers!

all with the distinct flavors of Hawaii. Try the Shoyu chicken, tempura shrimp, mahi mahi teriyaki, Kalua pork and Ahi poke.

• Level 2: Global Food & Lounge: Serving small plate appetizers and entrees, specialty cocktails and a fantastic selection of beer and wine. A great late night option in a hip industrial setting.

• MIO Sushi: MIO Sushi offers sushi, tempura, teriyaki, noodles and

bento boxes for lunch and dinner. MIO Sushi’s extensive menu of traditional and well-crafted fusion dishes appeals to kids, sushi novices as well as the experienced sushi connoisseur.

• Pastini Pastaria: Inspired by the small, neighborhood pastarias found

in Italy, Pastini serves numerous pasta combinations along with antipasti, salads and grilled Panini. Look for Chalkboard Specials highlighting pasta dishes using fresh produce for a savory meal. Offering a selection of local beers along with Italian and regional wines.

• Red Robin: A fun-filled family atmosphere to enjoy gourmet burgers,

chicken wings, bottomless fries, shakes and hot sandwiches. Red Robin serves a selection of beers and cocktails.

• Strictly Organic Coffee Company: Come in for a great cup of

coffee or specialty coffee drink that’s Certified Organic and Fair Trade for people who care about the world’s environment, its people, and the coffee they enjoy. Serving chai, hot chocolate and tea, a variety of cold drinks, muffins and bagels.


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Café de Olla Spice Crater Cake For topping: 2 Tbsp. brown sugar, 1 Tbsp. flour, 1 Tbsp. butter, softened, 1/4 tsp. dehydrated orange peel, 1 tsp. Baker’s Brew Coffee Spice and 1/2 tsp. orange juice. For cake: 1 2/3 cups flour, 1/3 cup sugar, 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda, 2 Tbsp. Baker’s Brew Coffee Spice, 2 x eggs, 2/3 cup orange juice, 1/3 cup molasses, 1/3 cup vegetable oil and 1/4 cup sour cream. Directions: Mix all the topping ingredients together and place in refrigerator for 10-20 minutes to harden. Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking soda and spice. Next, in a separate bowl, combine the eggs, orange juice, molasses, oil and sour cream. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry until just combined. Pour into a greased 8-9 inch round baking pan. Next, pinch small amounts of the topping onto to the top of the batter. Distribute evenly, leaving gaps between topping so the craters can form during baking. Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean (from the cake, not the topping). Savory Spice Shop will be offering tasty samples on Black Friday highlighting several spices, sugars and extracts for holiday baking, entertaining, dinner parties and drinks. Stop into Savory Spice Shop on Saturdays-Sundays throughout November and December for Hot Cider samples.

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Picadillo This dish transforms regular ground beef into a Cuban delight, with the surprising taste of olives, adding an exotic and well-balanced flavor. Adapted from the Paleo Slow Cooker Cookbook. Ingredients: 2 small onions, chopped, 2 tbsp butter, 4 cloves garlic, crushed, 3 lbs ground beef, 1/2 cup beef stock, 4 tomatoes, chopped, 2 tbsp tomato paste, 1 jalapeño pepper, minced, 1 bell pepper, chopped, 1 tsp dried oregano, 1 tsp dried basil, 1 tsp cumin, 1/2 lb pitted green olives. Cooking Instructions: Saute onions in butter in a heavy bottom pan over medium heat for 5 minutes until translucent. Add garlic and meat. Brown the meat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Place meat, garlic and onions in a slow cooker with all the remaining ingredients, except for the olives. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Add olives in the last hour of cooking. Salt and pepper to taste and serve. Ginger’s Kitchenware will be offering wine tasting on Black Friday from 3-5pm and on the following Friday, December 6 from 1-3pm and 4-6pm.


Enjoy a live performance of the Metropolitan Opera with a highdefinition simulcast at Regal Cinemas in the Old Mill District. On December 14 and 18, be sure to see Verdi’s Falstaff — Music Director James Levine conducts Verdi’s opera for the first time at the Met since 2005. A Robert Carsen’s production — the first new Met Falstaff since 1964 — is set in the English countryside in the mid-20th century. Ambrogio Maestri sings the title role of the brilliant and blustery Sir John Falstaff.

On February 8 and 12, enjoy Dvorák’s Rusalka with the great Renée Fleming who returns to one of her signature roles, singing the enchanting “Song to the Moon” in Dvorák’s soulful fairy-tale opera. Take in the grand opera house and the sounds of the orchestra warming up as you find your seat. During intermission, get ready for behind the scenes set changes and interviews with the performers. You’ll enjoy beautiful costumes and modern set design along with an amazing cast of world famous opera singers. Regal Cinemas in the Old Mill District is one of many participating theaters nationwide. For more information and tickets, visit www.FathomEvents.com.

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Atelier 6000

presents Broadsides collaboration with The Nature of Words an exhibition of mixed media and two-dimensional works with an emphasis on text and image. On view through November 29.

Darkness Into Light an exhibition where artists explore the winter solstice which traditionally marks the transition from the cold, dark days of winter to the return of the sun’s light and warmth. Cultures around the world honor the lengthening of days, as a time of renewal, hope and growth. On view December 6-January 31. Atelier 6000 is a print making studio offering classes, workshops, artist residencies and bi-monthly exhibitions.

Twins, Lisa and Lori Lubbesmeyer are exhibiting their latest body of work in fiber and paint. This vibrant exhibit showcases the collaborative talent of the Lubbesmeyers as they draw on their backgrounds in painting and printmaking to capture the essence of their surroundings in their latest show. The Bridges of Amsterdam, Lubbesmeyer artists invite you to tour their studio and gallery, where they are available to discuss their latest work. (The gallery is located on the second level across from Anthony’s.)

Tumalo Art Co. DeWilde Art Glass

offers handmade stained glass windows, doors and individual hanging works of art in various sizes and price ranges. Stop in to see samples of custom work or the latest commission in progress in the workshop.

Art Station is the perfect place

for artistic expression. No matter your age or interest, the Art Station’s wide variety of classes, schedules and media will deliver the joy of creating an original work of art for kids, teens and adults. Holiday Art Camps November 25-27 (ages 6-8 and 8-12). Art Paired with Wine classes on November 21 and December 19. The Winter-Spring 10 |

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Lubbesmeyer Studio & Gallery

Winter Salon‚ an exhibition that features small works that make it possible for you to give art—the completely original gift! Discover one-of-a-kind creations perfect for hanging on the tree—from hand-made ornaments and small paintings to hand-blown glass, custom jewelry and ceramics. Enjoy this festive holiday exhibition each year at the gallery.

catalogue of art classes is available online starting December 6. Children’s Art Academy: Introduction to Drawing, Painting, and Clay on Mondays starting January 27 for ages 6-8, and on February 11 for ages 9-13. Visit www.ArtsCentralOregon.org for more information on classes.

Stop into each gallery in the Old Mill District during the First Friday Art Walk on Friday, December 6 and January 3, from 5-9pm


Lisa and Lori Lubbesmeyer blend their former disciplines as a printmaker and oil painter to create breathtaking fiber and acrylic paintings. In 1999 Lori and Lisa combined their studios in St. Paul, Minnesota when they established themselves as collaborative artists. “Our acrylic paintings are created through the same collaborative process as our fiber ‘paintings’. As we paint over each others’ work, we respond visually to what each twin has added, without plan or conversation, building layer on layer,” explained Lisa.

In 2001, the Lubbesmeyers received their first commission for the Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul. Their process for both public and private commissions is the same. The client is interviewed, locations are often visited and the artists return to the studio to work. It is with the clients understanding that they will not see the work of art in progress until the piece is completed. Lori described the process as, “this is where the magic happens” and that the client has to accept the mystery and be surprised by the end result. Subject matter of their fiber work has

ranged from the African Serengeti to the canals of Amsterdam to their own personal travel—a trip to Italy, a weekend in San Francisco or a road trip to eastern Oregon. It is the subtle yet saturated depth of color in the Lubbesmeyer’s interpretation of fields and skies, mountains and trees, oceans and city skylines that is truly breathtaking.

along with many other Oregon artists, will be part of this group show. Oregon Art Beat highlights working artists living in Oregon and those featured in the show becomes a benchmark of recognition. www. opb.org/programs/artbeat The Lubbesmeyers are part of a group show with sisters Helen Brown and Mary Burgess on view at Tumalo Art Co. through November. Their gallery and working studio showcasing a range of fiber and acrylic paintings is located upstairs in the Old Mill District. www. lubbesmeyer.com

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Rich DeWilde creates stained glass art and is currently involved in three restoration projects for historic buildings in Bend. Stop in to see his latest commission or restoration work in progress at his workshop in the little red shed next to Nashelle. The Trinity Episcopal Church (located at Wall & Idaho) received significant fire damage in spring 2013 and a massive construction project is under way. DeWilde will be working on the leaded stained glass windows over the next few months. The church was built in the gothic revival style in 1929. Over the last several years DeWilde has been restoring the leaded stain glass windows in the O’Kane Building built in 1916 (Bond & Oregon) and home of the original Bend emblem.

Get ready for another fabulous season on the mountain! Mt. Bachelor offers 10 lifts (7 express quads) for skiing and boarding, an extensive Nordic trail system and tubing park. Enjoy 3,683 acres of terrain for all ability levels, two terrain parks, a halfpipe and 56k of cross-country trails. The Summit Express offers 360 degree skiing off the highest chairlift in the Pacific Northwest and several Westside runs are nearly two miles long. This ski season Mt. Bachelor introduces a sit-down ale house restaurant at Pine Marten Lodge; The Cirque, featuring Northwest inspired cuisine, full bar and 20 local beers on draft. The upper level of the Mountain Gateway Building has been completely renovated to include a new ski and snowboard rental shop, day-use boot changing and locker area and overnight and seasonal ski valet service. Mt. Bachelor has also added new public restrooms and showers and two new snow grooming machines. Lift maintenance projects continue including significant maintenance to Pine Marten. www.mtbachelor.com

DeWilde continues to work on the stained glass windows and leaded glass for the First United Methodist Church. The church (located on Bond) was built in 1906 shortly after the city of Bend was incorporated. The windows were originally created by Povey Brothers Studios in Portland (1888-1928) who were considered the Tiffany’s of the Northwest.

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The Old Mill District has scheduled children’s activities in our SantaLand space after Christmas. Enjoy story time and art classes on select dates in late December and early January. Parents may drop off their kids (sign a quick waiver!) and enjoy 45-50 minutes to walk the river trail, grab a coffee, make a return or, of course, enjoy the many fabulous after Christmas sales in the Old Mill District. A $5 donation per child is requested for all events. SantaLand is located next to Jimmy John’s.

Instrument Petting Zoo

Come explore the world of musical instruments with Cascade School of Music faculty. The dates will be December 30 and January 2-3 from 2:30-4pm. We’ll have real instruments of all sizes and shapes for your child to try “hands on”- violins to drums to guitars to flutes. Try one, try them all!

Art Classes

Art Station will be offering kids art classes in SantaLand. The dates of the art classes will be December 30-31 and January 2-3 from 10-11am. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before class start time as spaces are sure to fillup quickly. Classes will include: 3-D Paper Dragons, Winter Pastel Collage, Wintry Wall Hanging and Snowy Handprint Tree.

Solar System Class

Solar System Class offers an overview of the planets by the Oregon Observatory in SantaLand. The dates will be December 30 and January 2-3 from 4-5pm. Build a model of the solar system, including painting your planets and when completed, you will have your own solar system model to take home. Solar viewing with the Oregon Observatory runs December 30-31 and January 2-3 from 12noon-2pm near Strictly Organic Coffee Co.

Hot Cocoa & Hot Cider Story Time

The Old Mill District has partnered with the Deschutes Public Library for story time in SantaLand after Christmas. The dates will be December 30-31 and January 2-3 at 11am. Children of all ages are welcome to attend the story times.

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Savory Spice Shop will be serving complimentary small cups of cocoa and hot cider from 10-11:30am and 3-4pm on December 30-31 and January 2-3. Stop in and warm up. Savory Spice Shop is located across from Santa Land next to Ginger’s Kitchenware.


Ice Skating in Bend Plan a fun family outing ice skating at the

beautiful outdoor rink at Seventh Mountain Resort. Spend a winter afternoon at this exceptional ice skating rink, stay warm by the outdoor fire pits and treat yourself to a hot chocolate. Ice skating is available November 22 – March 31. Open all holidays. Hours are Monday-Friday 1:30-4pm, Thursday nights 79pm and Friday nights 7-10pm (Cosmic Skate). Saturday, 11am– 10pm and Sunday, 11am-7pm. www.seventhmountainresort.com

Village Ice Pavilion in Sunriver Take the entire

family ice skating this winter. The Village Ice Pavilion includes an indoor viewing area, an indoor/outdoor fireplace and a solar screening system which offers shelter from inclement weather. Ice skating season runs November 22 – March 31 (with daily sessions 10am-1pm, 2-5pm and 6-10pm). Open all holidays. Extended Holiday hours November 29-December 1 and December 19-January 5). www.Sunrivericerink.com

Sledding Wanoga Sno-Park offers a fantastic sledding hill for kids of all ages! The Sno-Park has a warming shelter with picnic tables and a woodburning fire. The Wanoga Sno-Park the only Sno-Park on the South side of the road (12 miles from Bend).

Mt. Bachelor Snowblast Tubing Park

Experience the snow like never before at the Snowblast Tubing Park with an 800 foot ride full of jumps and bumps as you speed down the mountain. The surface lifts are built with the latest technology to pull you back up the slope. www.mtbachelor.com

SHARC Tubing Hill offers year round tubing in Sunriver. The tubing hill is located just outside side the SHARC pavilion. www.sunriversharc.com

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Celebrity Santa Take a photo with the holiday’s biggest celebrity...Santa! Parents join in the fun by guessing the Celebrity Santa of the day. SantaLand is open from 11am-5pm on the following dates: Friday-Sunday, November 29-30 and December 1 Friday-Sunday, December 6-8 Friday-Sunday, December 13-15 Friday-Sunday, December 20-22 Monday, December 23

Carriage Rides The Old Mill District provides complimentary carriage rides with Cowboy Carriage. Located between Ben & Jerry’s and Francesca’s. Tips and donations benefiting Kid’s Center. (Carriage rides are weather dependent.) Friday-Sunday, November 29-30 and December 1 Saturday-Sunday, December 7-8 Saturday-Sunday, December 14-15 Saturday-Monday, December 21-23 Thursday-Monday, December 26-30

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Tree of Joy November 29-December 15 This season give a gift to someone in need. Names may be selected and gifts delivered through December 15. Hours are MondayThursday from 3-7pm and Friday-Sunday 11am-6pm. Hilton Garden Inn in the Old Mill District will take gifts 24/7 through December 15. Gifts must be unwrapped or in gift bags.

Roving Musical Performances Carolers music schedule (subject to change): November 30, 2-3pm, Mt. View High School Andante Jazz Choir December 6, 5:30-6:30pm, Bend Senior High School Choir December 7, 4-5pm, Bend Senior High School Choir December 7, 5-7pm, Summit High School Choir December 9, 5-7pm, Summit High School Choir December 10, 5-6pm, Mt. View High School Andante Jazz Choir December 10, 6-7pm, High Desert Harmoneers December 13, 5-6pm, School of the Arts at The Bridge Choir December 14, 1-2pm, School of the Arts at The Bridge Choir December 14, 3-4pm, School of the Arts at The Bridge Handbells December 14, 4-5pm, Sisters High School Jazz Choir December 20, 5-6pm, School of the Arts at The Bridge Handbells December 20, 6-7pm, High Desert Harmoneers December 21, 4:30-5:30pm, Peace Chords of Westside Village Magnet School


I Like Pie fun run on Thursday, November 28 at 9am. A 2K, 5K or 10K run benefiting Neighbor Impact. Runners are asked to bring a $5 donation or five cans of food. www.footzonebend.com Jingle Bell Run on Saturday, December 7 at 11am. Tie jingle

The Art We Love First Friday Art Walk on Friday, December 6 and January 3,

6-9pm at Atelier 6000, DeWilde Art & Glass, Lubbesmeyer Studio & Gallery and Tumalo Art Co.

REI Events Avalanche Awareness Basics on Tuesday, November

19 from 6-7:30pm. Whether you ski, snowshoe, snowboard or snowmobile in the backcountry, recognition of avalanche danger is an essential lifesaving skill.

Bike Maintenance Basics on Tuesday, December 3 at 6pm. GoPro Basics on Tuesday, December 10 at 6pm. Learn to Ski and Snowboard Basics on Tuesday,

bells to your shoelaces. Run or walk a 1K/5K route to support the Arthritis Foundation. www.bendjinglebellrun.kintera.org

Holiday Events Menorah Lighting for Chanukah on Wednesday,

November 27 at 5pm (sundown) to 7pm in Center Plaza in the Old Mill District.

Holiday Tree Lighting on Friday, November 29 at 6pm in downtown Bend.

Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 7 at 12 noon in downtown Bend.

Annual Christmas Paddle, Friday, December 13 at 4:30pm. Meet at Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe at 4pm for a 4:30pm launch with your decorated kayak or canoe and paddle through the Old Mill District.

December 17 at 6pm

REI Used Gear Sale on Saturday, December 28 from 10am-

3pm. Members save big on used but useful merchandise. Items are one-of-a-kind; come early for best selection.

Runs/Walks Central Oregon Thanksgiving Classic on Thursday, November 28 at 9am. A 10K Run, 5K Run and 5K Walk benefiting Girls on the Run, an affiliate organization of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon. www.bgccoturkeytrot.com.

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Our local theater, national performers and holiday music groups offer plenty of family friendly options for a live performance and a fun night out. There’s always something to entertain you over the holidays. Fathom Events brings the best in one-night and limited-run events to Regal Cinemas this holiday season. Check out Rush Clockwork Angels recent tour on November 18. Dr. Who The Day of the Doctor on November 25. Riff Trax Live! Santa Claus Conquers The Martians on December 5. The Royal Ballet presents Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland on November 19 and The Nutcracker on December 17. Fathom Events connects you to the most exclusive entertainment in movie theaters nationwide. www.fathomevents.com The Tower Theatre has a great lineup of performances over the Holidays. On November 17, don’t miss Pacific Mambo Orchestra (a 19 piece big band) with Tito Puente, Jr. playing salsa, mambo, Latin jazz and more. On December 3, enjoy A Charlie Brown Christmas with David Benoit a piano concerto evening which includes The Youth Choir of Central Oregon. On December 10, enjoy the Take 6 a cappella group celebrates the season with Christmas classics and soul. On January 18, Blues Harmonica Blowout with Mark Hummel, John Mayall, harmonica master Rick Estrin and guitar genius Little Charlie Baty. Visit www.towertheatre.org for a complete schedule. The Cascade Theatrical Company presents Ken Ludwig’s Holmes for the Holidays through December 7. It’s December 1936 and a weekend of revelry in Connecticut is upturned when one of the guests is murdered. The danger and hilarity are nonstop in this whodunit set during the Christmas holidays. Angel Street (Gaslight) by Patrick Hamilton runs January 17 - February 1. Set in foggy London in 1880 and considered “one of the better thrillers” in theater. Visit www.cacadestheatrical.org for the full season of plays and show times. Volcanic Theater Pub presents Santa Land Diaries December 7-21. Derek Sitter performs David Sedaris’ cynical reflections of working as a Christmas elf at Macy’s SantaLand. www.volcanictheatrepub.com The Central Oregon School of Ballet will be presenting their 28th Anniversary of The Nutcracker. This ballet is a great holiday tradition for audiences of all ages to enjoy the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Performances are on Saturday, December 7, at 3pm and 7pm and on Sunday, December 8 at 3pm at Bend High School. Visit www.centraloregonschoolfofballet.com for more information. Join the Cascade Chorale for the 8th Annual Holiday Magic concerts – a benefit event for Abilitree. Under the direction of James W. Knox, the Cascade Chorale and members from the Central Oregon Symphony put on a holiday concert filled with spectacular seasonal music. Performances are at Summit High School auditorium on Friday, December 6 at 7pm and Saturday, December 7 at 2pm and 7pm. Visit www.cascadechorale.org for tickets and more information. Central Oregon Mastersingers presents A Baroque Christmas at the Tower Theatre. This year the Mastersingers and a 20-piece orchestra perform a baroque masterpiece by Bach plus carols and songs for the season. Performances on Saturday-Sunday, December 14-15. Visit www.towertheatre.org for tickets. Jazz at the Oxford presents another fantastic lineup of jazz performers. On November 22-23, enjoy a Portland Blues Review featuring Lisa Mann & Andy Stokes. A riveting blues night, celebrating the soul of jazz. On December 27-28, Piano virtuosos come together for exclusive showcase - a performance not to be missed with two pianos and four fantastic pianists Gordon Lee, Randy Porter, Ben Darwish & Darrell Grant. On January 17-18, Arturo O’Farrill, acclaimed pianist brings his entire NYC-based Latin group to Bend. www.oxfordhotelbend.com/jazzat-the-oxford 30 |

Bend Experimental Art Theatre (BEAT) presents Miracle on 34th Street. Kris Kringle, an elderly gentleman in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy’s. Select performances at 2nd Street Theatre run November 15-17. BEAT presents Alice in Wonderland January 24-February 2. www.beatonline.org 2nd Street Theater presents Evil Dead: The Musical (Dead of the Holidays). Join Ash and his friends as they go off on a wintery vacation in the woods and accidentally unleash a host of evil demons from the past, present, and future! Performances run December 5-14 on select dates. 2nd Street Theater presents Picasso at the Lapin Agile by Steve Martin on January 17-February 1. www.2ndstreettheater.com Deschutes Public Library Author! Author! Literary series with National Book Award author Sherman Alexie on January 24, who also wrote and co-produced Smoke Signals which received the Audience Award at Sundance Film Festival in 1998. Cheryl Strayed on March 16, author of Wild and Geraldine Brooks on June 19, author of Year of Wonders and the Pulitzer Prize in 2006. Central Oregon Symphony Winter Concert Series performances on February 1517 (Saturday and Monday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm) at Bend High School Auditorium. Guest Artist Lindsay Deutsch performing Concerto for Violin my Max Bruch and symphonic works by Rossini, Mussorgsky , Borodin and Tchaikovsky. www.cosymphony.com

The Royal Ballet has a wideranging repertory showcasing the great classical ballets as well as new works by the foremost choreographers of today. Access is a key issue for the ballet company and its work is seen not just at the Royal Opera House in London but via cinematic performances. Experience a classic story of magic and wonder told through the enchantment of ballet when Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland comes to Regal Cinemas in the Old Mill District for a special one night event on Tuesday, November 19 at 7pm. Enjoy the iconic holiday story told through the enchantment of the Royal Opera Ballet when The Nutcracker comes to Regal Cinemas in the Old Mill District for a special one night event on Tuesday, December 17 at 7pm. For more information and tickets to both Royal Ballet simulcast performances, visit www. FathomEvents.com.


The Des Chutes Historical Museum

The Museum abounds with history and relics of the past lives of Deschutes County. Explore life along the obsidian routes with the native people who passed along the Deschutes River and fur trapping with early explorers. See the logging and railroad barons racing to settle the last open spaces and meet the pioneers who settled along the river. The Museum’s has a large collection of historic photographs, ephemera and artifacts and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Open Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-4:30pm. www. deschuteshistory.org

The Sunriver Nature Center

has interpretive exhibits, educational programs, a botanical garden and nature trail. Visitors will experience hands-on exhibits about mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds that live in Central Oregon. Winter Hours: November - February. Open Wednesday- Saturday 10am - 4pm. www.sunrivernaturecenter.org

Oregon Observatory At the Oregon

Observatory you’ll gaze at binary stars, nebulas, star clusters, galaxies and planets. The Observatory is a hands-on experience unlike any other with the opportunity to see deep sky objects and the chance to operate a powerful telescope. Amateur astronomers often bring their own equipment

and join in the fun. Open select days over the Winter (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Martin Luther King and Presidents’ Day weekends from 8-10pm). www.oregonobservatory.org

The Bowman Museum

The Crook County History Center in Prineville has created a vivid collection of pioneer history over the years and new permanent exhibits tell Crook County’s story – from local Native Americans to homesteaders; from farming and ranching, to logging and Les Schwab’s story. The Bowman Museum is able to bring Central Oregon’s history to life deepening our understanding of the region’s resources, economy and people and on the National Register of Historic Places. Open Tuesday-Friday 1am-5pm and Saturday 11am-4pm. www.bowmanmuseum.org

Caldera’s Artist Open Studio

series is planned for January 25, February 22 and March 29, 2014. Open Studios offer an opportunity to meet the seventeen professional artists selected for month-long residencies in literary, visual and performing arts. Artists in Residence are from New York, Texas, Australia, Montana and California as well as several artists from Oregon. Many 2014 Artists in Residents will share their work through workshops and presentations to Caldera youth in Bend, Redmond, Madras, Sisters and Portland. www.calderaarts.org

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Our recognizable Bend emblem—on stickers, t-shirts and growlers—was created by the Bend Emblem Club (1913-1924). The club was organized and funded by William Cheney, a Seattle developer who enthusiastically promoted Bend’s commercial possibilities. The Bend Emblem Club organized dinners, dances and as well as a few wild escapades for potential investors. Members displayed the Bend emblem in the front windows of their shops, offices and newspaper ads to promote Bend. Members were encouraged to wear the Bend emblem on their clothing until Bend‘s population reached 100,000. This photo taken in 1927 captured the Fort Klamath-Crater Lake Ski Race — 42 mile course in rugged terrain with a 2800 foot elevation gain. In the picture are Nels Skjersaa (left) and Emil Nordeen (right) both men were ski pioneers in Central Oregon. Visit the Deschutes Historical Museum for more Bend history. www. deschuteshistory.org

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You could likely go every weekend this winter in Central Oregon and never have the same beer twice. We dare you! Here are some local choices to get you on your way. 10 Barrel Brewing

Deschutes Brewery

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Good Life Brewing

Pray for Snow: This year 10 Barrel changed its winter ale by using seven specialty malts and upped the hops for an herbal hop complexity. Sahalie: Handmade with a process that celebrates the evolution of beer, Sahalie is brewed, conditioned and dryhopped in oak barrels. Mixed fermentation and a secret ingredient add complexity; and bottleconditioning produces tiny, natural CO2 bubbles.

Below Grade Brewing

Dangerous Kate: This Imperial Cascadian Black Ale is brewed in true nano-brewing style. It has a prominent hop character with moderate amount of caramel malt character and roasted malt flavor and aroma.

Bend Brewing Company

Outback X Strong Ale: This is a powerful, complex beer that has a creamy dark beige head and a ruby port red hue. Roasted malt with hints of hops in the nose leads to a rich roasted malt flavor with a background of dried fruit and hops.

Boneyard Beer

Black 13: A rich, roasty, almost coffee like flavor dominates this distinct beer. helped to name this beer. There are 13 total ingredients, 13 Plato and 13 IBUs as well as five different malts.

Jubelale: A winter classic Jubelale is dark and malty. Its layered flavors unwrap to reveal chicory and earth notes and a hoppy kick to finish. Pass Stout: A smooth bodied ale with subtle hints of roasted malt and chocolate combined with a slight coffee and cocoa character.

McMenamin’s

Kris Kringle: A robust ale with rich, toasty, aromatic and chocolaty malt flavors as well as an intense and flavorful hop profile.

Oblivion Brewery

Winter Oblivion: A hearty India Red Ale using five local varieties of hops to give this beer a complex hop characteristic that complements the dark malts used.

Old Mill Brew Wërks

Rabble Rouser Red: Their directfire kettle allows brewer control caramelization and the resulting depth of flavor complexity.

Phat Matt’s Brewing Company Phat Red: A classic American red ale with subtle bitterness balanced perfectly with a smooth caramel body and a solid malt backing.

Cascade Lakes Brewing

Platypus Pub

Slippery Slope: This full-bodied ale uses crystal malt and generous amounts of cascade hops to produce a well-balanced seasonal ale.

has recently debuted their own homebrew in the pub. Check out their seasonal Scottish Ale.

Crux Fermentation Project

Rat Hole Brewing

Snow Cave Winter Warmer: This beer gives a nod to all winter beer styles. Starting with a heavy dose of wheat malt and ending with a touch of chocolate, this high gravity interpretation of a winter warmer will keep you cozy in the harshest of winters. 34 |

Fence Post Porter: Handcrafted beers in small batches using traditional brewing methods. Fence Post Porter has a soft, creamy mouthfeel with a hint of chocolate.

Riverbend Brewing

The Peppermint Rotund: Riverbend Brewing offering up a traditional Irish style draught stout infused with peppermint.

Silver Moon Brewing

Elf Brew: Elf Brew is sure to please with sweet hints of a tart and cheery cherry pie and a blend of secret spices.

Smith Rock Brewing Company

Sweater Weather Oatmeal Imperial Stout: This rich, dark stout is easy drinking for a large beer. Its clean malt backbone is balanced by a well-rounded hop profile. Expect hints of chocolate and oak as well as a little alcohol heat.

Solstice Brewing Company Winter Strong Ale: is dark and malty like the season. This winter ale is lightly nutty with a twist of brown sugar.

Three Creeks Brewing Company

FivePine Porter: A robust brown porter with seven specialty malts, just the right amount of hops and 20 pounds of Belgian cocoa nibs give this beer a warm, roasty, toasty chocolate flavor.

Worthy Brewing Company

Eruption: A bold Imperial Red Ale that delivers tons of flavor and loaded with Pacific Northwest Hops in the boil, hopback and double dry hopped.


Jubelale debuted as Deschutes Brewery’s first seasonal beer in 1988. Each year beer aficionados look forward to this festive winter ale. Dark and malty, layered flavors unwrap to reveal chicory and earth notes and a hoppy kick to finish. This year marks the 26th bottling of Jubelale, the first brew that Deschutes Brewery ever bottled. For 19 of those years, a different local or regional artist has been chosen to create an original work of art for the label. Over the years several artists from Tumalo Art Co. in the Old Mill District have been selected for the label. This year the label design and artwork comes from Bend artist, Avlis Leumas. The label shows a mysterious owl perched along a wintery Deschutes River. Leumas says, “My goal was to create a balance with opposites: as serene and quiet as the piece is, there is movement and activity everywhere.” Alvis started drawing again in 2012 (after a 20 year hiatus) when he took a COCC art class taught by Pat Clark at Atelier 6000. Alvis’ work was discovered by the Deschutes Brewery team at First Friday Art Walk last year and will be on display at The Loft in December and at Dojo in January. Cheers, Prost and Happy Holidays to Deschutes Brewery as we finish out the year celebrating their 25th Anniversary! www.deschutesbrewery.com

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The importance of year-end giving is extremely important with charities reporting 40% of their annual contributions in the last few weeks of the year. What donors find most important when considering which charity to support is the charity’s overall financial health and how much of the donation will be spent on programs (76%). The charity’s level of accountability and transparency (ethics, good governance and disclosure practices) ranks 67%. A charity’s evidence of their effectiveness (61%), a donor’s familiarity with the charity (36%) and the executive director’s salary (31%) rounded out the list. The Tin Pan Alley art collection grows with four new works by local artists. Works are located in the City’s downtown parking garage and on side street Tin Pan Alley (off Minnesota).

Born Again Ghost by Megan McGinnis is an acrylic painting with gold leaf of a peacock which represents renewal in many cultures. Happy New Year Bend! Look for her work at the entrance to the parking garage (on Lava Road).

Other new works include Tangled by Taylor Rose, All Things Good by Katie Daisy and The Day We All Looked Up by Kaycee Anseth. Learn more about the Tin Pan Art Collection at www. visitbend.com

End of year giving is often motivated by receiving an appeal letter, the altruistic spirit of the holiday season and tax benefits. Article synopsis from www.charitynavigator.org. Find an Oregon, national or international charity that speaks to you; do your research and a make a donation this holiday season.

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Join thousands of revelers from across the Northwest at the Oregon Winter Festival. The OnPoint Community Oregon Winter Festival presented by American Family Insurance, or as locals call it, WinterFest, is the celebration of Central Oregon in the winter. This year expect more winter sports, more music, way more art and activities for the whole family. Watch as the Old Mill District turns into a winter wonderland! There is something for everyone at WinterFest held February 14-16, 2014. WinterFest will expand this year to include the Les Schwab

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