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Nurses at St. Charles Medical Center are launching an "information picket” as they continue to negotiate a contract. Chris Miller reports. Instagram and Pinterest would have you thinking it’s easy to throw a DIY budget wedding… but the reality is, the numbers can add up fast. Locals share how they beat the “expense creep,” and did their weddings on their own—for far less than the national average.

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To cover the costs of a full bar, or not? Our drinks column dives into the many options for serving libations on the big day. In a quest to do something a little different, Caitlin Richmond shares how some couples are foregoing the fondant and going for other sweet wedding treats.

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A “blood moon” lunar eclipse is headed our way soon. We outline that and some of the many other star gazing opportunities ahead in Central Oregon.

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hings are hot right now in the Oregon Legislature—and the 2019 session hasn’t even started yet. Last week, the Commissioner of the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industry, Brad Avakian, released a 52-page investigation relating to sexual harassment within the Legislature. The report, stemming from the complaints made by two Oregon female senators against former Sen. Jeff Kruse, detailed how legislative leadership, including House Speaker Tina Kotek (D-Portland) and Senate President Peter Courtney (D-Salem) failed in adequately addressing those complaints. The alleged actions of local lawmakers are also mentioned in the report. Kruse resigned in February, after the complaints from Sens. Sara Gelser (D-Corvallis) and Elizabeth Steiner Hayward (D-Portland) came forward the previous autumn. According to the new BOLI report, Republican leadership—including Sen. Tim Knopp (R-Bend), even considered suing Gelser after she made her initial complaint. According to the report, “Gelser stated that Senator Knopp alerted her that the Senate caucus leadership were in discussions with Senator Kruse about how he could sue her, and how they could have her expelled from the Legislature for having this brought forward.” No lawsuit emerged. To say that the BOLI report has dropped a bomb on the Oregon Legislature is perhaps an understatement. It’s a bomb that has us wondering how lawmakers, tasked with creating the laws the rest of us must follow, could misstep so significantly. Was there an adequate process in place to protect alleged victims and alleged perpetrators—and how can businesses and organizations ensure they don’t make the same mistakes? Since the initial complaints against Kruse surfaced, an Oregon State Capitol Workplace Harassment work group was formed, which released recommendations last month for how the Capitol should move forward. The group’s final report points out holes in the current harassment policies in the Capitol, including noting that complaints under

current personnel rules only allow formal complaints to be filed by “legislators and legislative employees, interns, or volunteers”— excluding others who work in the State Capitol. The report also identified issues around who should investigate allegations of harassment, whether the process should be confidential, and other issues. The fact that so many holes existed within the policies of Oregon’s most prominent governmental body should give us all pause, reminding organizations that it’s never a bad time to review their own policies and processes. Since the emergence of the #MeToo movement, some have expressed concern about false allegations taking down otherwise decent people. That’s exactly why organizations and businesses should act now to review their harassment policies, to establish a process for investigating claims and to inform employees about those policies and processes. In the case of the complaints within the Oregon legislature, there was some uncertainty about whether the complaints should be handled by the Legislature’s own Conduct Committee, or by BOLI. The complainants in that case ultimately opted to go outside their own organization to seek help. “There were women calling me and this agency that needed help,” BOLI’s Avakian said in an interview with Oregon Public Broadcasting. “They needed a place to voice their concerns, and they didn’t feel like they had one.” Similarly, workers—and contractors and laypeople—have the option to file a complaint within the organization in which they work, or to turn to BOLI or the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Both of those agencies offer guidelines and trainings for employers, in addition to fielding complaints and conducting investigations around workplace harassment. The bottom line: Watching a debacle inside a high-level government agency demonstrates that even those most informed of law and policy can misstep—but taking steps now to keep employers and employees informed is one big first step in preventing such a debacle inside your own organization.





LETTER OF THE YEAR I’m just sick and tired of the elitist attitude of those on the west side, including the Source. “Not on the west side anyways” is a stereotypical remark assuming that those of us who choose to live on the Eastside are less sensitive, less educated and less open-minded than you are. Wrong! How about a little respect? —Mike Kelly

REDMOND AIRPORT EXPANDING FLIGHTS I am 100% opposed to the Redmond airport expanding in any way, shape, or form unless and until a real TSA-Precheck lane is opened. I have flown in and out of Redmond six times in the last two years (I’m a partial

year resident of Bend) and every time the security line has been a joke. I will not soon forget my October 2018 trip when numerous people were in tears in the boarding area because they missed their flight due to the pathetic security screening process. —David Jankowski



I just wanted to speak out about a popular form of dog training in Bend known as “shock collars.” This is a form of training that I have seen frequently while visiting the many dog parks in town. While I understand that sometimes these devices may be called for in rare circumstances, the amount of people casually using them is actually disturbing. I have witnessed some people shocking their dogs for almost no apparent reason and unfortunately even seen some shock their dogs simply for playing with another dog. This is pretty outrageous because people take their dogs to these parks to socialize them and it is baffling to me that so many do not seem to understand the concept of dogs playing. Most dogs can play very rough and aggressively and that is just in their nature. There is an obvious difference between a dogfight and dogs playing but I have seen so many people punish and apprehend their dogs simply for playing. How can someone treat their best friend like this and think it is truly okay? I think it is time that we start understanding that these creatures are living beings that deserve respect and are not here on this planet to simply be ordered around like slaves. If you yourself, cherish your own freedom, then please consider toning down any sort of over-controlling behavior towards your dog. They are so extremely helpful to humanity and deserve just as much love as they put out. —Andrew Roe

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STORM SEWER CHARGES If anyone knows the legal justification for the City of Bend’s storm sewer utility charges to residents of neighborhoods without storm sewers, would you please explain it in a letter to this Editor? I have lived in many different places and this is the first place I have received utility billings for non-existent utilities. Since this is a utility charge and not a tax, I don’t understand its legitimacy. Wouldn’t it be more logical and fair if the determining factor for storm sewer utility billing be the physical existence of neighborhood storm sewers rather than the location of the boundary line of the city? Since private companies cannot charge for services or products not provided, why is it permissible for the City of Bend to do this? This billing policy has been in effect for many years and I am curious as to how it became established. Did citizens or the city council vote for it? Was it an arbitrary decision by a past city manager or utility department manager? I have repeatedly requested this information from any city representative but have received no response other than more storm sewer bills with more added late fees. If this city-wide billing policy has never been truly legitimized by popular vote, it should have been. If it is legitimate, will someone please enlighten me with an explanation? I will end my payment protest once I am convinced that this seemingly unfair and illogical billing policy is truly legitimate. Thank you. —Eddie Kinnamon

NATIONAL WOMEN’S MARCH Race issues in women’s movements is nothing new. Ida B Wells—educator, investigative journalist, editor, author, abolitionist and feminist spent four months in Great Britain advocating for the anti-lynching movement and the rights of Afro-Americans in 1893. How did she start? By calling out

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Frances E. Willard, national president of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, who “unhesitatingly slandered the entire Negro race in order to gain favor with those who are hanging, shooting and burning Negroes alive.” The Suffragette movement in America was tainted by racism and Wells knew that in order to create equality ‘she needed to expose the truth: that too many white liberals were doing nothing to oppose crimes against black Southerners.’ Today the Women’s March organizers have the same conflict: the unwillingness of white activist to acknowledge the role they play in a white dominant culture that maintains racial inequities. When Tamika Mallory, a black gun control activist, and Carmen Perez, a Latina criminal justice reform activist, told Vanessa Wruble to confront her own role in racism, their feedback didn’t come from antisemitism as the spin media will have us all believing but from the overly and self-evident truth; if you are a white Jewish, Christian or non-religious woman, you may have difficulties, but having the barriers of imbedded racism within the culture won’t be one of them! If you stand for social, racial and economic justice I urge you to keep having bold conversations to unearth racism’s roots and thank you for being an ally! —Joanne Mina


Joanne—Thanks for your comments, and for the reminder that the next Women’s March is coming up on Jan. 19 nationwide. Come on in for your gift card to Palate! Readers: Check out womensmarch. com for info—and mark your calendars for Sat., Jan. 19 at 12pm in Drake Park for the local march. Here’s hoping for an expanded view of what allyship is during this year’s march. —Nicole Vulcan E.J. Pettinger’s

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Local nurses call on St. Charles executives to reach a fair contract agreement that improves patient care and ensures safe staffing standards throughout the hospital during a rally in Sept. 2018.


early all the nurses at St. Charles Health System— Central Oregon’s largest health care provider— voted to endorse an informational picket if they can’t agree with their employer on a tentative work agreement before Jan. 21. According to Lydia Hallay, an organizer for the Oregon Nurses Association—representing nurses throughout Oregon—there are currently only two more scheduled days of mediation between St. Charles and the ONA left to reach an agreement. If they don’t make an agreement, Hallay said the informational picket will take place on the sidewalk outside the hospital on Neff Road on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 21. Kevin Mealy, communications director for ONA, said during an informational picket, nurses continue to work their regular shifts and only participate during their personal time. “An informational picket is different from a strike or work stoppage,” Mealy said in an email. “It’s a peaceful public rally that gives nurses the opportunity to share some of the issues going on inside the hospital and talk with community members about how negotiations affect local health care.” Mealy said the picket comes after months of failed negotiations between St. Charles and ONA. ONA representatives said they’re fighting for safe and appropriate staffing, a unit practice committee,

fair wages and affordable health insurance, and said that St. Charles is proposing language in the Managements Rights article in the contract that’s under dispute. The language, according to the ONA, would limit the nurses’ ability to advocate for the profession and patient care, and to protect themselves from their employer.

“Our patients deserve safe health care every time. We can’t keep waiting for St. Charles corporate executives to fix the problems they’ve caused. Our community deserves better.” —ANGIE STREETER According to a bargaining unit newsletter from the ONA, shared with the Source, St. Charles is proposing rate hikes for insurance for its employees. For a Health Savings Account, St. Charles employees currently pay $104.05 for a family every two weeks. Under the proposal, the cost will rise to $151.81. For a Preferred Provider Organization, the current cost is $187.74 for a family every two weeks. That cost will go up to $246.81 under St. Charles’ proposal. St. Charles said in a press release Jan. 8 that both sides have been negotiating a three-year contract since early June. The bargaining teams have met 24

times since then, and according to St. Charles, nearly all contract language related to nurse staffing has been agreed upon. The outstanding issues include wages, benefits, the grievance process and unit practice committees. “We respect our nurses and their right to hold this informational picket,” St. Charles Bend President Aaron Adams said in the release. “While we have made much progress on the contract over the past six months, we have not yet reached a final agreement. We look forward to meeting again at the bargaining table later this week.” “Nurses are standing up to protect our patients’ safety and make sure our community has a say in what happens inside their local hospital,” Angie Streeter, a nurse at St. Charles Bend and ONA leader said in a press release. “Our patients deserve safe health care every time. We can’t keep waiting for St. Charles corporate executives to fix the problems they’ve caused. Our community deserves better.” According to Glassdoor, a job-finding site, the average wage for a registered nurse in Bend is $70,482 per year. In Portland, the average wage is $94,440. Bend’s cost of living index is 134 and Portland’s is 147.8, according to information from The index is based on an average of 100, where scores above mean a higher-than-average cost of living. Housing costs are the biggest factor in both cities.

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here’s no shortage of wedding blogs catering to the budget-conscious couple, but planning a wedding within any modest budget is a daunting task.

A bride-to-be can pin as many listicles as she wants to her Pinterest, citing tips and tricks for planning a wedding under $5,000 — but the reality isn’t quite as neat and tidy. A survey of nearly 13,000 couples who married in 2017, conducted by the popular wedding planning site, The Knot, found the average cost of a wedding was $33,391 — excluding the honeymoon. So unless you’re prepared to elope with your sweetheart or plan a modest backyard wedding, you may need to look beyond the pipedream DIY budget. That being said, I can say from experience helping plan my sister’s wedding last year that there are ways to save, if you’re willing to put a little elbow grease in and cut a few corners. My sister’s wedding cost about $11,500, which my parents split with the groom’s parents. The guest list was small, with only 30 friends and family members in attendance.

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Here’s the breakdown: Wedding Cake & Flowers: The boutique wedding cakes populating Instagram may leave you with blinders on to any box store bakeries, but don’t count the latter out. My sister’s 30-piece cake cost $240 and was probably the best red velvet cake I’ve ever had — and we purchased it at Safeway. My mother also purchased the flower bouquets for the bride, three bridesmaids and table centerpieces for $58. My parents handcrafted all the flower garlands and a rustic arch made of tree branches, which cost about $800 when all was said and done. Venue: Originally, my sister had planned to hold her wedding at a scenic picnic area in Sedona, Ariz., campground. The views were gorgeous when she checked out the site in the fall, but in the weeks leading up to her August wedding, the greenery had burned up in the Arizona sun and the heat was becoming unbearable. It

the restaurant before it changed owners six months prior, and the new owners honored our verbal contract with the original owners. For the full evening, the restaurant charged us $500 for use of a giant private room and their garden patio —gorgeous and air conditioned. Moral of the story: get your agreements in writing and, if you aren’t a fan of surprises, pay for a proper venue instead of going the public lands route.

The handmade arch my parents made for my sister’s wedding.

also turned out that although she had reserved the site months in advance, the park employee who made the reservation had fed her incorrect information about what was allowed on site. It turned out the ceremony had to be brief with no allowed chairs for guests. So two weeks before the wedding, the reception venue also became the venue for the ceremony. We were insanely lucky, as the venue owners were extremely flexible with our change of plans. We’d made the reservation with

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Odds ‘n’ Ends: My sister’s dress cost $1,200 from David’s Bridal (including sash, veil, alternations and post-wedding cleaning). My mom hired her hair stylist's cousin to do makeup and hair for an extremely reasonable price. A photojournalism friend who I attended school with shot the wedding (she was reasonably priced and much more talented than the “seasoned professional” photographers in the area, in my opinion — browse portfolios!). The twonight stay at the hotel cost just under $100 a night per room. 


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Affordable Portland destination wedding MEGAN MCGUINNESS  AGE: 29 When you’re doing it for the fam: A small wedding hosted in family’s place of residence, ensuring all 40-some VIPs could attend. Cost of Wedding: Just under $2,000 The Deets: Kept guest list to 40 people, rented private room at a Portland brunch spot for $300 (food tab cost about $600), modest cake and macaroons for $120, dress from Beholden for $250 ($15 for alterations), DIY party favors for $60, own music mix on iPod and $400 for photographer (2 hours, covering pre-ceremony and ceremony). From the Bride: “All of our friends lived in Bend, but our family was in Portland. Wherever your eldest relative is should be where the venue is. While, yes, it’s your wedding, it’s really your grandma’s dream come true.”


Three-day outdoor festival disguised as a wedding EMILY EROS  AGE: 31 For the adventurer: An outdoor wedding reception, ceremony, whitewater kayaking, climbing, tubing, taco trucks, a waffle brunch and 30-person mountain bike shuttle ride. Cost of Wedding: About $10,000 The Deets: Bought a $3,000 designer wedding dress from upscale clothing reseller for $500 (sold it after wedding for $400), rented group site at Tumalo State Park for ceremony for $50, the DIY maven event crafted hundreds of paper pinwheels for table markers, boutonnieres, invitations, custom cornhole boards and boozy popsicles. From the Bride: “My partner and I really resent how weddings have turned into super expensive productions, and I am really crafty, so we figured out a lot of tricks that kept costs down, made our wedding feel really personal, and helped us focus on having a good time instead of on all the trappings.”


Information on Oregon marriages provided by the Oregon Health Authority OREGON MARRIAGES IN 2018 UP TO SEPT. 31

Total: 21,050 Same sex: 944 Deschutes County: 1,184 Same sex: 29



Total: 27,604 Same sex: 1,547 Deschutes County: 1,467 Same sex: 60


Total: 28,023 Same sex: 1,901 Deschutes County: 1,368 Same sex: 60


Total: 27,794 Same sex: 1,704 Deschutes County: 1,465 Same sex: 58

Total: 27,735 Same sex: 2,027 Deschutes County: 1,417 Same sex: 75 Multnomah County has the most same-sex marriages each year and had a high of 868 in 2014. Gilliam and Wheeler Counties have given out zero same sex marriage licenses since it became legal in Oregon. Harney County has given out two and Sherman County gave out one in 2016. According to Purple Unions, a LGBT wedding directory, Tetherow Resort identifies as a gay-friendly venue, as does Five Pine Lodge & Conference Center in Sisters. The Knot, an online wedding resource, said there are 24 same-sex officiants near Central Oregon or are willing to travel to the area.

Last week, two Austrian women became the first same-sex couple to marry in their country, after years of legal challenges that barred marriage between people of the same gender. Austria follows a host of countries that have relaxed or altered laws around same-sex marriage in recent years. Oregon saw a change in 2014, when a federal judge struck down a state constitution provision that had banned same-sex marriage. Then in 2015, a U.S. Supreme Court ruling banned states from creating laws banning same-sex marriage—effectively allowing marriage equality nationwide. While it’s a relatively recent change in the U.S. that some now take for granted, some feared that the recent retirement of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy—who wrote many of the opinions in favor of same-sex marriage and transgender rights—could result in a more conservative court that could roll back some of those protections. According to a July 2018 article in The New York Times, “activists worry that a case from the 2018 session, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, could be a sign of trouble ahead.” In that case, the Supreme Court ruled that a Colorado bakeshop owner had the right to refuse service to a gay couple who ordered a cake for their wedding. As it stands now, thousands of Oregonians have married as a result of the movement toward marriage equality.


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For the free spirit: An intimate backyard wedding, with a limited guest list invited under the pretense of a winter solstice soiree. Cost of Wedding: Less than $500 The Deets: Best friend acted as officiant, sister arranged flowers from Trader Joe’s (bouquets, boutonnieres and centerpieces), guest favors included jar of honey harvested from her bee hives. From the Bride: “Since this would be my second wedding, I didn’t feel the need to make a big deal of it. My father, one sister and three nieces agreed to drive 20 hours straight from Denver so my Dad could walk me down ‘an aisle’ and have some of my family represented.”

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CTC’s first play of 2019, “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” follows two cell mates in a Latin American prison — Valentin, a Marxist revolutionary and Molina, a homosexual serving time for deviant behavior. Molina crafts a fantasy world to escape the realty of prison, with song and dance choreographed by Michelle Mejaski. 7:30pm, Thursdays-Saturdays & 2pm, Sundays. Cascade Theatre, 148 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. $15/adults, $12/kids+seniors.


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Fans of Joni Mitchell will fall for the vintage-pop vocalist Kat Edmonson, if they haven’t already. Over the past decade, the Texas native has performed with Lyle Lovett, Chris Isaak, Jamie Cullum and more. Per the norm in the weeks leading up to Jazz at the Oxford shows, tickets have already sold out — but perhaps you can snag a ticket from an unlucky soul who can’t attend. Friday, 7pm. Saturday, 5pm & 8pm. The Oxford Hotel, 10 NW Minnesota Ave., Bend. $47 (Sold out).



The Adolescents, one of the main faces of Orange County’s ‘80s punk scene, has been through several lineup changes over the years — leaving a trail of talented rockers behind in its wake. Radolescents, featuring ex-Adolescents songwriters Rikk Agnew and Casey Royer, will play the Adolescents “Blue Album” in its entirety — plus a the “Welcome to Reality” EP. Also on the bill: The Hajj, Bomb Shot and Crow Fisher. 8pm. The Capitol, 190 NW Oregon Ave., Bend. $10/adv., $15/door.




A four-piece band that pulls elements of rock and punk together to create soul-reviving rock ‘n’ roll, local musician Brandon Prinzing’s (Riot on A Sunday, Corner Gospel Explosion) latest creative iteration is his strongest yet. With over a year under his belt since the release of his debut album, “Hear This,” Prinzing is primed to kick off 2019 with the band’s first Bend show of the year! Local favorite Casey Parnell of Precious Byrd opens. 7-9pm. Spoken Moto, 310 SW Industrial Way, Bend. No cover.


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HOWLIN’ RAIN W/ GARCIA PEOPLES PSYCHEDELIC/BLUES Led by singer/guitarist Ethan Miller, co-founder of Oakland rock band Comets of Fire, Howlin’ Rain delivers swamp rock with hippie spirit, full of fuzz and minimalist blues. Garcia Peoples opens—check out our Q&A in the Sound section. 8pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $12/adv. All ages.


Central Oregon USA Snowboard and Freeski Association competition series is back at Mt. Bachelor! Their first rail jam of the season is happening this Sunday and snowboarders and freeskiers of all ages are welcome to participate. 8am. Mt. Bachelor, 13000 Century Dr., Bend. Registration: $30/adv., $35/day of (ages 9 and under are free). Free to watch.


Pioneering their own brand of new-grass, Yonder Mountain String Band boasts a plethora of influences — from bluegrass, rock to jazz — and high-energy live shows that have garnered them a loyal following over the past two decades of performing. Handmade Moments opens — read about them in this week’s Sound! 7pm. Midtown Ballroom, 51 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. $25/adv. at Ranch Records or online.



This one-day event showcases the latest bridal trends, creative design and coordinating ideas and a slew of vendors prepared to woo you with their products and services, sure to make your Central Oregon wedding the best it can be. Be sure to enter the grand prize giveaway: a couple’s spa getaway to Pronghorn Resort. 10am-3pm. Riverhouse on the Deschutes Convention Center, 3075 N. Highway 97, Bend. $10/adv., $15/door.



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So what’s the deal with Russia, anyway? The Deschutes Public Library is holding an educational series about various aspects of Russian culture, including a handful of presentations about the history of Russian government. Join lecturer Leah Goldman of Lewis & Clark College for a 100-year retrospective look at the Russian Revolution. 6pm. East Bend Public Library, 62080 Dean Swift Rd., Bend. Free, registration not required.

Washington. With an act that weaves bits and pieces of personal experiences onward through absurd trains of thought, Nelson will take you on a journey to his often dark, yet lighthearted, psyche. Vanessa Dawn opens. 8pm. Seven Nightclub, 1033 NW Bond St., Bend. $8/adv., $10/door.

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New Jersey rockers get the ball rolling with a solid debut By Isaac Biehl Mariano Frisoli de Oliveira


There’s a cliché about life and open doors, and in a sense, it’s kind of true. At least that’s something Tom Machad, guitar player in the alternative rock band, Garcia Peoples, is becoming more aware of following the release of their debut album, “Cosmic Cash.” We sat down with Machad to talk about the album, and other stuff.

the actual deep influence thing is just setting in now. SW: What are some of the band’s other big influences? TM: Definitely early Fleetwood Mac stuff. Like Peter Green era and Danny Kirwan era. The Fairport Convention has always been huge for us and anything Richard Thompson does, you know? We just were at a Riley Walker concert in New York and man, like, he tore the house down man. It was really good. He’s definitely on the forefront.

Garcia Peoples’ debut album, “Cosmic Cash,” is out now.

“We’ve been doing this thing for a while and to now be on a label, and to have people actively listen to our music and getting opportunities like this to talk to people about it, it’s like pretty surreal.”

Source Weekly: How did Garcia Peoples come to be? Tom Machad: Well, we all, the original lineup, I guess, all came from the same town in Rutherford, New Jersey. We just started playing in various bands with each other and then me and Danny, the other guitar player, started writing some songs together and we’ve been doing that for – a good amount of time now. I’m not 100 percent sure the exact chronology but it’s been more than five years. SW: “Cosmic Cash,” you guys’ debut album, came out SW: Were all of you always into music? technically last year now. How’s it feel to have that out for TM: Yeah, yeah. My dad’s a musician, so I’ve lived my a little while? whole life listening to cool music. I’m lucky in that regard. TM: It’s definitely cool! We’ve been doing this thing for Danny (Arakaki, guitar), and Caesar (Arakaki, drums) and a while and to now be on a label, and to have people activeDerek (Spaldo, bass) have always been music guys as far ly listen to our music and getting opportunities like this to as I know. talk to people about it, it’s like pretty surreal. SW: Where did the name Garcia Peoples come from? SW: Have you guys been out to Bend, or Oregon before? TM: It came from being into the Grateful Dead, and Jerry. TM: No! I can’t say the same for the other guys, but It’s interesting. We were always into the Grateful Dead but this will be my first time on the West Coast. The furthest it’s really been in this past year or so that we, like, got really west I’ve been was Chicago. It’s amazing the fact we get into them, going out to see to go out with Howlin’ Grateful Dead cover bands Rain, too. Those guys are Howlin’ Rain with Garcia Peoples like High Time and Grateful amazing! I’m really stoked Sun., Jan. 13. 8pm Shred, who we’re going on for it. I’m so excited that Volcanic Theatre Pub tour with which should be the town is called Bend. 70 SW Century Dr. ,Bend $12 really fun. While the name Because, like, guitar bends has been there for a while, and stuff! 




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ollowing a collision in their bio- and add more elements to its sound, diesel bus in 2016, Anna Moss and such as a heavier percussion section or Joel Ludford were on a track of possibly even doing a country album. recovery. Not just physically, but also The duo plans to settle in New Orlementally and spiritually as well. The ans for a while, which should allow for Arkansas duo has since then moved the opportunity to create more, and through those challenges and is ready also “thicken” their music. As Moss to start putting out the best music emphatically stated, future works will they’ve ever made as the band, Hand- be “More juicy!” made Moments. “I think a lot of bands are really good The duo’s latest album, “Paw when they come out, but then maybe Paw Tree,” stems from the eventu- they get spoiled or something happens, al title-track, made first. “It’s about and then they’re not any good anymore this post-apocalyptic world after we after the third album,” elaborates Luddestroyed the planford. “I think we’re et with annual agri- “It’s pretty acoustic gonna be the oppoculture. And the only site. We’ve got three and raw, and that’s place of solace is this pretty good albums, tree that’s growing pretty reflective but then it’s gonna fruit,” says Moss. get like really juicy, of our lives.” “Which Joel picked a really tasty soon.” Paw Paw Tree. It’s a Ludford and —JOEL LUDFORD tree native to ArkanMoss don’t want to sas and the Midwest.” become stagnant, musically or in life, The album itself is very folk-filled. so just as they hope their releases will Ludford describes it as “traveler improve, they want the world to follow music,” attributed to their nomadic the same path. Their resolutions for the lifestyle. “We’re travelers, and we trav- new year vary from better Medicare for el light, so our music is pretty folky,” all, to recording their best music yet, he says. “It’s not thick with layers. It’s and for everyone to try to love thempretty acoustic and raw, and that’s pret- selves more. This also includes a plan ty reflective of our lives.” to try to plant trees across the U.S. with In the coming year, Handmade fans on days after shows. Moments plans to be a little more While it might be January here, I’m focused on albums after their tour sure a little frozen ground wouldn’t with Yonder Mountain String Band. stop the people of Bend if this was on The band aims to release more songs the table.  Yonder Mountain String Band with Handmade Moments Wed., Jan. 16. 7pm Midtown Ballroom 51 Greenwood Ave., Bend $25 All Ages


CALENDAR 9  Wednesday Project Every Wednesday! $1 per bingo card. Winners take home half the pot, the rest goes to Bend Spay and Neuter Project! 6-8 pm.

Cabin 22 Locals Night w/ UKB Trivia 7 pm. Corey’s Bar & Grill Karaoke Come on down and sing your favorite tune! 9 pm-1 am.

Hub City Bar & Grill Karaoke What’s your

go-to karaoke tune? 9 pm.

Immersion Brewing Geeks Who Drink Pub

Trivia This Wednesday Geeks take over Immersion. Test you knowledge at pub trivia night by Geeks Who Drink. Win fun prizes and challenge your friends, or enemies, on obscure knowledge while enjoying craft beer and delicious food from our pub style kitchen. 6-8 pm. No cover.

JC’s Bar & Grill Trivia Test your knowledge,

or maybe just your ability to remember really random facts, against the best at JC’s, every Wednesday. Winning team also get to enjoy Happy Hour pricing every day at all hours until the following Wednesday! Ages 21+. 7 pm.

Kelly D’s Irish Sports Bar Rockin’ Robin

Karaoke Rockin’ Robin takes our stage, running Bend’s #1 karaoke show. 8-11:30 pm. No cover.

Level State Beerhouse Bend Comedy Pub Trivia Bend Comedy brings lively pub trivia to Level State Beerhouse every Wednesday! Free to play, prizes to win and all ages until 9pm! Assemble a team or go at it alone, test your knowledge against our fun and entertaining rounds. 7 pm. No cover.

Maverick’s Country Bar & Grill Karaoke

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with the Prize for Excellence in Banjo in 2015. 7-10 pm. No cover.

genres ranging from bluegrass, acoustic, indie, blues, jazz, singles and duos. 7-9 pm.

Northside Bar & Grill Acoustic Open Mic

Domino Room Perfect Score and Enso Ani-

Sisters Saloon & Ranch Grill Texas Hold ‘em Poker Join us for Poker Night upstairs at The Saloon! First hand dealt at 7pm, so grab a seat early! 7 pm. $20 buy in.

Hub City Bar & Grill Karaoke What’s your go-to karaoke tune? 9 pm.

Join us for open mic every Wednesday. 6 pm.

The Capitol House Monthly: Nathaniel J &

J&J Bar & Grill JuJu Eyeball JuJu Eyeball bringing the Beatles to downtown Bend! 8-11 pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis School

Cabin 22 Bad Pacifist Kickoff the weekend

The Lot Wednesday Open Mic Night Everyone

Far Out West Root-sy funk from Portland. 7-10 pm. Free.

right at Cabin 22 with some awesome food, craft beer, and live music from Bad Pacifist! 7-9 pm.

Northside Bar & Grill Dark and Grey Local

Checkers Pub High Desert Howlers Blues

N8ture House music monthly bringing your sexy/ funky dance jams for a free dance party. 10 pm. from brave amateurs to seasoned professionals. Come share your heart, practice your lyrics and feel the support from this great community. Covers, originals, instrumentalists or poets. Hosted by local musicians like MOsley WOtta, Jeshua Marshall and others. 6-8 pm. No cover.

10  Thursday

Seven Nightclub Bend Comedy Open Mic All

performance types are welcome! Each performer will have 5 minutes. Signup by 7:20pm. Ages 21+ 7 pm.

Benefitting the BrightSide Animal Center in Redmond. 6:30 pm.

Astro Lounge Rockin’ Robin Karaoke Sing

The Capitol FLOW Latino Join us at The

7th Street Brew House Bow Wow Bingo

your favorites on a rockin’ good system, every Thursday! 8 pm-1 am. No cover.

The Backyard Brick Oven Pizza & Pub Thursday Night Trivia It’s fun, free and

entertaining live trivia on Bend’s Northside! UKB Trivia’s great subject variety and unique game features presented live onscreen, make it stand out from ordinary trivia contests, win gift cards and more! 6:30-8:30 pm. Free.

Cabin 22 KC Flynn & Friends KC Flynn will be

Come sing your heart out every Wednesday night at Maverick’s! 9 pm. No cover.

McMenamins Old St. Francis School

Corey’s Bar & Grill Karaoke Come on down

See Eric Leadbetter solo at The Lot on Thursday 1/10.

Duo playing classic rock and alternative covers 7:30 pm.

Spoken Moto Motos & Music: Guardian of the Underdog Thursday evenings are a lot better with some fresh beer and some local friends in the talented group Guardian of the Underdog! 7-9 pm. No cover.

playing acoustic rock and country, along with a rotating lineup of local musicians. Every other Thursday, 7-9 pm. No cover.

Danny Barnes An iconic American musician, a banjo playing innovator who’s earned high praise from everybody from Bill Frisell and Dave Matthews to Steve Martin, who presented Danny

ma Pop punk. 7-11 pm. $10/adv., $15/door.

Va Piano Vineyards Tasting Room Terry Barham Va Piano Vineyards Tasting Room in the Old Mill District will be hosting live music December through March. Enjoy your favorite Va Piano wines while experiencing an array of musicians at Va Piano on Thursdays. 6:30-7:30 pm.

and sing your favorite tune! 9 pm-1 am.

Currents at the Riverhouse Riverhouse Music Series Highlighting local Central Oregon talent, the Riverhouse music series focuses on

Capitol for a night full of continuous Latin beats to delight all. From the tropical Salsa, Bachata and Cumbia to the deeper beats of Reggaeton, Urbano hits and Latin Remixes. Ages 21+. 8 pm-midnight. No cover.

The Lot Eric Leadbetter Eric Leadbetter, of

Jive Coulis, is set to play an array of classic rock, Americana, folk and blues. His solo music is very unique and original, with ghostly echoes of the golden age of rock from the ‘60s-’70s. 6-8 pm. No cover.

Tower Theatre Portland Cello Project

Portland’s premiere alt-classical group brings a huge, orchestral ensemble to perform a night in homage to Radiohead. Expect an evening of unique renditions of classical Radiohead pieces that wander from truly epic to breathtakingly intimate. 7:30 pm. $22-$52.

11  Friday

rock. 8 pm. Free.

Dogwood Cocktail Cabin DJ Jack Classic hip-hop, R&B, funk and beyond with Portland’s DJ Jack. 10 pm-1 am. No cover.

Hub City Bar & Grill Cheyenne West Coun-

try rock. 9pm.

Kelly D’s Irish Sports Bar Rockin’ Robin Karaoke Rockin’ Robin takes our stage, running Bend’s #1 karaoke show. 8-11:30 pm. No cover. Lava Lanes Karaoke Night Join Rockin’ Robin for karaoke night! 8 pm-midnight. No cover.

Northside Bar & Grill The Reputations

Dance/rock. 8:30 pm. $3

Redmond VFW Hall High Street Band at Redmond Social Club Large dance floor, full bar and large parking lot. You do not need to be a member of the VFW or Redmond Social Club to attend these fun monthly dances - all are welcome! Ages 21+. 7-10 pm. $10. River’s Place KC Flynn A locals favorite for

nearly 20 years, KC Flynn is an Americana picker, grinner and singer with a soulful resonance that’ll grab ya. He delivers decades of your favorite songs with roots in country, folk and acoustic rock. 6-8 pm. No cover.

Seven Nightclub Bend Comedy Presents: Travis Nelson & Vanessa Dawn Comedians Travis Nelson and Vanessa Dawn perform at Seven Nightclub in downtown Bend on Friday, January 11! 8 pm. $8/adv., $10/door.


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Portland’s Secret Drum Band is a transportive, meditative experience you won’t want to miss. See them at The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse on Saturday 1/12.

Spoken Moto Motos & Music: Brandon

Prinzing & The Old Revival Local artist Brandon Prinzing & The Old Revival are coming by to provide some good music! Come see what they’re all about! 7-9 pm. No cover.

The Blacksmith Restaurant She Said, He

Said Fun jazz-inspired vocal/guitar duo. It’s a toe-tapping, finger-snapping good time! 6-8 pm. No cover.

The Capitol LittleFoot, Rada, Theclectik An

evening of funky dance vibes spanning from sexy house music, remixes, reggaeton, funk and glitch hop. 9:30 pm.

The Oxford Hotel Jazz at the Oxford:

Kat Edmonson No stranger to the Billboard charts, people are taking notice of Edmonson’s unique sound. 7-9 pm. $47 (SOLD OUT).

Tumalo Feed Co. Steak House Dave &

Melody Hill Fine guitar, close-knit harmonies, original Americana, blues, country and folk. With covers from Patsy Cline to Tom Petty. -12, 7 pm. No cover.

12  Saturday Checkers Pub High Desert Howlers Blues rock. 8 pm. Free.

Chops Bistro Bobby Lindstrom One of Bend’s favorite blues, rock and original singer/songwriters and his sidekick Ed the Whistler, will be playing your acoustic favorites, some slide and harmonica, too. 6 pm. No cover.

Dogwood Cocktail Cabin DJ Jack Classic hip-hop, R&B, funk and beyond with Portland’s DJ Jack. 10 pm-1 am. No cover.

High Desert Museum Thorn Hollow String

Band Hear some tunes from our band! Hear some toe-tapping tunes from our pioneering house band! Dancing encouraged. 11 am-2 pm. Free with museum admission.

Hub City Bar & Grill Tim Cruise Classic rock. 9pm. Jackson’s Corner Eastside Coyote Willow Cello-fired roots duo. 6-8 pm. No cover.

Lava Lanes Karaoke Night Join Rockin’ Robin for karaoke night! 8 pm-midnight. No cover.

LOGE Entrada Saturday Concert Series: Bill Powers Join us every Saturday at LOGE Entrada as we feature live performances from local and national music acts! 6 pm. No cover.

Northside Bar & Grill The Reputations

13  Sunday

Dance/rock. 8:30 pm. $3.

The Capitol Big Cat, Theclectik DJs mixing up current hits, throwbacks, emixes for your dance party pleasure. 9:30 pm.

Corey’s Bar & Grill Karaoke Come on down

The Oxford Hotel Jazz at the Oxford:

The Capitol Radolescents, The Hall, Bombshot, Crow Fisher Punk! Radolescents (featuring song writers Rikk Agnew and Casey Royer) play the ADOLESCENTS blue album in sequence in it’s entirety + all 3 songs from "Welcome To Reality" EP. The line-up is all ex-Adolescents members! Bend Pyrate Punx presents. 8pm. $10/adv., $15/door.

and sing your favorite tune! 9 pm-1 am.

Kat Edmonson No stranger to the Billboard charts, people are taking notice of Edmonson’s unique sound: 5 & 8 pm. $47 (SOLD OUT).

The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse Fireside Show: Secret Drum Band & Dragging An Ox Through Water + IE Secret Drum Band’s live performances are transportive, an opportune meditation on the relationships between humans, ecology and music. 7-9pm. $12-$14.

Volcanic Theatre Pub Howlin’ Rain w/ Garcia Peoples Psychedelic blues rock. All ages. 8 pm. $12/adv.

Tower Theatre John Sebastian Over four de-

cades the contributions of John Sebastian have become a permanent part of our American musical fabric. His group The Lovin’ Spoonful played a major role in the mid-’60s rock revolution, but what leader, singer and songwriter Sebastian had in mind was actually a counter-revolution. 7:30 pm. $32-$57/reserved seating.

14  Monday Corey’s Bar & Grill Karaoke Come on down and sing your favorite tune! 9 pm-1 am.

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Tumalo Feed Co. Steak House Dave &

Melody Hill Fine guitar, close-knit harmonies, original Americana, blues, country and folk. With covers from Patsy Cline to Tom Petty. Jan. 11-12, 7 pm. No cover.

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15  Tuesday Craft Kitchen and Brewery Comedy Open Mic Comedy Open Mic at Craft! Come test out new material, or even try it for the first time. Sign up, 7:30pm. Show, 8pm. 7:30-9:30 pm. Free to watch, free to perform. JC’s Bar & Grill Bingo Join us every Tuesday Northside Bar & Grill Lisa Dae and Friends

from brave amateurs to seasoned professionals. Come share your heart, practice your lyrics and feel the support from this great community. Covers, originals, instrumentalists or poets. Hosted by local musicians like MOsley WOtta, Jeshua Marshall and others. 6-8 pm. No cover.

7th Street Brew House Bow Wow Bingo Benefitting the BrightSide Animal Center in Redmond. 6:30 pm.

Red Dragon Chinese Restaurant & Lounge

Astro Lounge Rockin’ Robin Karaoke Sing

The Lot Trivia Tuesday Bring your team or join

The Backyard Brick Oven Pizza & Pub Thursday Night Trivia It’s fun, free and

one. Enjoy the heated seats, tasty eats and your favorite local pints at this fun trivia hot spot. A rotating host quizzes you in six different categories. 6-8 pm. Free.

The Platypus Pub Tuesday Night Trivia

(and a board game?) Join Quizhead Games for one of the best trivia nights in town. Easily in the top 50. Probably. Make it a habit and join in the trivia board game: T20 and win even more sweet prizes. 8-10pm. Free.

16  Wednesday Astro Lounge Bingo for Bend Spay & Neuter Project Every Wednesday! $1 per bingo card. Winners take home half the pot, the rest goes to Bend Spay and Neuter Project! 6-8 pm.

Cabin 22 Locals Night w/ UKB Trivia 7 pm. Corey’s Bar & Grill Karaoke Come on down and sing your favorite tune! 9 pm-1 am.

Hub City Bar & Grill Karaoke What’s your go-to karaoke tune? 9 pm. JC’s Bar & Grill Trivia Test your knowledge,

or maybe just your ability to remember really random facts, against the best at JC’s, every Wednesday. Winning team also get to enjoy Happy Hour pricing every day at all hours until the following Wednesday! Ages 21+. 7 pm.

Kelly D’s Irish Sports Bar Rockin’ Robin Karaoke Rockin’ Robin takes our stage, running Bend’s #1 karaoke show. 8-11:30 pm. Level State Beerhouse Bend Comedy Pub Trivia Bend Comedy brings lively pub trivia to Level State Beerhouse every Wednesday! Free to play, prizes to win and all ages until 9pm! Assemble a team or go at it alone, test your knowledge against our fun and entertaining rounds. 7 pm. No cover.

Maverick’s Country Bar & Grill Karaoke

Come sing your heart out every Wednesday night at Maverick’s! 9 pm. No cover.

McMenamins Old St. Francis School

Cuppa Joe A family band featuring Sisters’ legend singer/songwriter - bass player, Joe Leonardi (JZ Band, Doc Ryan and The Wychus Creek Band), Joe’s son in law shredder guitarist Mark Hatcher and Mark’s brother Dylan “the clock” Bernal (Leadbetter Band & Rubbah Tree) on drums. All ages. 7-10 pm. No cover.

Midtown Ballroom Yonder Mountain

String Band & Handmade Moments Progressive bluegrass. Handmade Moments from Arkansas opens. All ages. Doors, 7pm. Show, 8pm. 7 pm-midnight. $25/adv. at Ranch Records or online.

Northside Bar & Grill Acoustic Open Mic Join us for open mic every Wednesday. 6 pm.

Sisters Saloon & Ranch Grill Texas Hold ‘em Poker Join us for Poker Night upstairs at The Saloon! First hand dealt at 7pm, so grab a seat early! 7 pm. $20 buy in. The Capitol Gypsy Jazz Nite Join us for a night of live Gypsy Jazz style music. Bring your instrument or voice for a chance to sit in with the band. All ages. 7-10 pm. No cover.


17  Thursday

Jazz. 6 pm.

Early Bird Karaoke Every Tuesday, join A Fine Note Karaoke Too! for karaoke. 6-9 pm. No cover.

Central Oregon’s One Stop Cannabis Super Store

your favorites on a rockin’ good system, every Thursday! 8 pm-1 am. No cover.

entertaining live trivia on Bend’s Northside! UKB Trivia’s great subject variety and unique game features presented live onscreen, make it stand out from ordinary trivia contests, win gift cards and more! 6:30-8:30 pm. No cover.

Brasada Ranch House Honey Don’t Enjoy

an evening of live music by Honey Don’t and farm fresh dining at Ranch House Restaurant. Call for reservations. 6-8 pm.

Cabin 22 KC Flynn Flynn will be playing acoustic rock and country, solo this week. Every other Thursday, 7-9 pm. No cover.

Corey’s Bar & Grill Karaoke Come on down and sing your favorite tune! 9 pm-1 am.

Currents at the Riverhouse Riverhouse

Music Series AJ Cohen on keys, Raul Fiol on congas and featuring Lisa Dae on vocals. Jazz, R&B, Motown. 7-9 pm. No cover currentsbend. com.; Highlighting local Central Oregon talent, the Riverhouse music series focuses on genres ranging from bluegrass, acoustic, indie, blues, jazz, singles and duos. 7-9 pm. No cover.

Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe Banjo Jam Ragtime, swing, country, folk and bluegrass. Third Thursday of every month, 5:30-7:30pm. Hub City Bar & Grill Karaoke What’s your go-to karaoke tune? 9 pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis School

Rod DeGeorge’s Guitar Gods Review Rod DeGeorge’s Guitar Gods Review is back in Bend — paying tribute to some of rock’s greatest guitar players! Expect to hear some Hendrix, Zeppelin, Cream, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Van Halen, Prince and many more! Mark your calendars and join the Party! All ages. 7-10 pm. No cover.

Seven Nightclub Bend Comedy Open Mic All

performance types are welcome! Each performer will have 5 minutes. Signup by 7:20pm. Ages 21+ 7 pm.

Spoken Moto Melanie Rose Dyer Trio Melanie along with Daniel Cooper and Chris Patrick deliver all original songs with soulful and energizing harmonies and stories that will enliven and enrich your evening. 7-9 pm. No cover. The Capitol Beertown Comedy: Comedic Roulette Comedic competition between comedians where the audience picks the winner! Hosted by Cody Parr. 8-10 pm.

The Commons Cafe Griff Marshall w/

Special Guest Lola Local musician and fishing guide Griff Marshall will be setting up in our front room for an evening of live music and fun with his daughter Lola as guest duet singer. 6-8 pm. No cover.

The Lot Dive Bar Theology A Redmond-based

indie rock band that will be playing a cut down set as a duo. They play originals you probably don’t know, songs that you do know, and they also play covers of covers, which they like to call duvets. 6-8 pm. No cover.

Volcanic Theatre Pub Los Colognes Rock from Nashville. All ages. 9 pm. $8/adv.




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2205 NE Division Street 541-550-7325


for bingo, hosted by the High Desert Food and Farm Alliance. 7 pm. No cover.

The Lot Wednesday Open Mic Night Everyone


CALENDAR MUSIC Accordion Club of Central Oregon Meeting This small and welcoming group is a

fun place to play your accordion or listen to accordion music. We play music ranging from jam book favorites to popular, classic and seasonal pieces. Optional performance opportunities. All playing levels welcomed. Visit fisarmonicats. for more info. Second Saturday of every month, 10am-noon. Aspen Ridge Retirement, 1010 NE Purcell Blvd. Free.

Banjo Jam Ragtime, swing, country, folk

and bluegrass. Third Thursday of every month, 5:30-7:30pm. Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe, 135 NW Minnesota Ave.

Bella Acappella Harmony Chorus

Award-winning Bella Acappella seeks women and girls who love to sing and harmonize. Bella teaches and performs four-part acappella harmony and welcomes singers with high and low voices, all levels, ages 15 and above. Meet upstairs in the Great Room. Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30pm. Aspen Ridge Retirement, 1010 NE Purcell Blvd. 541-728-9392. $35/memebership.

Cascade Highlanders Pipe Band Practice A traditional bagpipe and drum band

skill levels can participate. Mondays, 6-8pm. Broken Top Bottle Shop, 1740 NW Pence Lane. First time is free, $10/members, $16/non-members.

Wednesday Night Kirtan Devotional group singing. It is yoga for the heart that connects us with our divine, inner nature and the one Spirit that unites us all. Wednesdays, 7-9pm. Bend Community Healing Center, 155 SW Century Drive, Suite 133. $10. West African Drumming Mondays, Level

1 students will learn traditional rhythms, and experience the brain-enhancing, healing and joyful benefits from David Visiko. On Thursdays, Level 2 & 3 students will build on your knowledge, technique and performance skills. Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm and Thursdays, 6-7:30 and 7-8:30pm. Djembe Dave’s Home Studio, 63198 NE de Havilland St. 541-760-3204. $15/class.

DANCE Adult Intermediate Level Jazz Dance

Adult Intermediate Jazz Dance Class sponsored by the Jazz Dance Collective. Styles include Broadway, Latin, lyrical. Supportive atmosphere, opportunities to perform. Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm. Get a Move On Studio, 63830 Clausen Drive, Suite 202. $12 donation, first class free.

with members from the Central Oregon area. Experienced pipers and drummers are welcome to attend, along with those interested in taking up piping or drumming who would like to find out what it would take to learn and eventually join our group. Contact: 541-633-3225 or pipersej@ Mondays, 5:30-7pm. Bend Church of the Nazarene, 1270 NE 27th St. 541-633-3225.

Argentine Tango Class & Practica No partner needed. Four-week fundamentals class begins the first Wednesday of every month, 6:30-7:30pm. Followed by intermediate lesson at 8:15pm (recommended after 4 weeks of fundamentals). Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Sons of Norway Hall, 549 NW Harmon Blvd. 907-2994199. $5/class.

Community Orchestra of Central Oregon Rehearsals COCO welcomes all

Bachata Turn Patterns Taken Bachata

musicians to come have fun with us. A variety of players. A variety of music. No auditions. Annual negotiable fee. Wednesdays, 6:30-9pm. Mountain View High School Auditorium, 2755 NE 27th St. 541-306-6768.

Level 1 or have a good understanding of the

basics? Learn fun turn pattern combinations with Latin Dance Bend. Dance partner not required but encouraged. Tuesdays, 7:30-8:20pm. The Space, 2570 NE Twin Knolls Drive, Suite 110. 541-325-6676. $12/class, $40/4-Class package, $65/monthly unlimited.

Beginning Belly Dance Warm up your win-

ter with this fun introductory belly dance class! Califa breaks down the basic movements and isolations in a friendly, non-competitive environment. Build strength, flexibility, and confidence. No previous dance experience required. All ages and body types welcome! Offered through COCC. Please preregister. Jan. 15, 6:30-8pm. Boyle Education Center, COCC, 2600 NW College Way. 541.383.7270. $99/8-week course registration.

Capoeira for Beginners Discover the joy of capoeira in a judgement-free class that will explore the multiple dimensions of this unique Afro-Brazilian martial art form of freedom. Condition your body and mind with the Capoeira Bend community every Thursday. New students are welcomed the first Thursday of each month. Thursdays, 6:15-7:15pm. Capoeira Bend, 63056 Lower Meadow Drive. $15/drop-in or $50/month. Intro to Latin Dance - Level 1 In this beginner level class you will learn salsa & bachata basics and simple turns while also paying attention to partner connection through lead and follow technic. Dance partner not required but encouraged. Tuesdays, 5:30-6:20pm. The Space, 2570 NE Twin Knolls Drive, Suite 110. $12/drop-in.

Beginning Cuban Salsa Learn to dance Cuban style salsa! Moves are taught in a “rueda” (wheel), called Rueda de Casino. Learn fun steps that can be danced solo, with one partner, or within a circle. No partner necessary. Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm. The Space, 2570 NE Twin Knolls Drive, Suite 110. 541-325-6676. $12/class, $40/4-class series.

Level 2 West Coast Swing This class goes

Bend Community Contra Dance Featuring callers David Stewart and Ron Bell-Roemer with music by Trees are for Hugging. Beginner’s workshop, 7pm. Dance, 7:30pm. Jan. 12, 7-9:30pm. Pine Forest Grange Hall, 63214 Boyd Acres Rd. 541-388-9997. $8 (see website for student/family pricing).

Lindy Hop Class Come join us for Lindy Hop

Bend Ecstatic Dance Dance your own dance

Odissi Indian Classical Dance Whether you are a dancer, yogini, or both, or neither, there is something for everyone in this dynamic & multi-layered practice. Tuesdays, noon-1pm. Naji’s Midtown Yoga, 369 NE Revere Ave.

in your own way in a supportive community of kindred spirits. Come explore free form movement, connection, and self-expression, guided by rich, diverse soundscapes. Visit: or FB Bend Ecstatic Dance. Tuesdays, 7pm. Bend Masonic Center, 1036 NE Eighth St. $10-12 sliding scale.

over concepts of west coast swing as well as a few more patterns. Really dive into what west coast swing is and how to dance it, while learning the core concepts. Contact Jenny Cooper for questions, 541-401-1635. Thursdays, 7:308:30pm. The Space, 2570 NE Twin Knolls Drive, Suite 110. 541-401-1635. $30/month.

Lessons every Sunday night with Agan Swing Dance and Sara Lee Conners. Beginner lesson from 7-8pm and Intermediate lesson from 6-7pm. Partner not required. Sundays, 6-8pm. The Space, 2570 NE Twin Knolls Drive, Suite 110. $10/drop-in.

Jazz at the Oxford: Free Music Education Workshop w/ Kat Edmonson Bend-

Broadband’s free Music Education Workshop, hosted by Georges Bouhey, offers local music students and professionals the opportunity to talk with, learn from and play with Kat Edmonson. No advance registration required. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Jan. 12, 11:15am1:15pm. The Oxford Hotel, 10 NW Minnesota Ave. Free.

Open Hub Singing Club Modern “paper-

less” singing in the aural tradition. Group singing is the most ancient and primal technology of belonging. All voices welcome! Mondays, 6:458:30pm. The Heritage Building, 220 SW Pine St. $5-15 suggested donation.

Oregon Old Time Fiddlers 2nd Sunday Jam All ages welcome; we encourage young-

sters to come and learn fiddling. Non-smoking, alcohol free. Come participate, listen, and dance. Open jam sessions begin after the 1-3pm dance band performances. Jan. 13, 1-3pm. Powell Butte Community Center, 8404 SW Reif Rd.

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This one-day event is an opportunity for Central Oregon event professionals to connect with future brides and grooms that are about to begin planning, or are in the middle of planning, that special wedding day. It is our hope that throughout the day we can make things easier for you all, and hopefully bring you one step closer to making your big day perfect. As the day begins you can expect to view a pair of fashion shows featuring all of the latest bridal trends! Brought to you by two of the best in Central Oregon, Cordially Invited and Bend Wedding and Formal, both companies will showcase their unique designs paired with some of their favorite hair and makeup stylesto create that perfect wedding day look!Not only will you see what the brides can wear, but there will also be a variety of men’s looks, bridesmaids’ dresses, and even some styles for the always adorable ring bearer and flower girl. This way we hope you can envision you entire wedding from head to toe! With over 60 vendors in attendance, therewill be many creative ideas to gather that cover every angle of event planning here in Central Oregon.From the music to the decorations, we know every little detail is important. You’ll be in good hands with all of our vendors as they try to bring your ideas to life. Now we know your dream wedding might seem out of reach, but that’s our goal here. Not only do we want your dreams to seem closer, but we want them to become a reality. The Cascades Wedding Show is meant to inspire and offer insight into all of these fantastic wonders the Central Oregon bridal industry has to offer. Thanks for letting us be a part of your special day and we hope that you enjoy the show!




HONEYMOON GIVEAWAY Indulge with us… Your couples experience begins with a warm welcome, plush robes, flickering candlelight, soft scents of the forest, and continues to unfold under the skilled and intuitive touch of our caring therapists. This Couples Spa Treatment Package at the luxurious Pronghorn Resort comes with two 50-minute Swedish Massages and two glasses of champagne. Reserve plenty of time to enjoy the resort amenities, including the eucalyptus steam rooms, pool, hot tub, men’s and women’s locker rooms and a relaxation lounge. We look forward to pampering you! On top of this amazing grand prize, we also will have plenty of other great prizes to give away throughout the show! It’s going to be a lot of fun!

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Balloons are a great way to add a custom statement piece to your wedding or event. They wow your guests without breaking the bank, and as the trend grows into 2019, we’ll see even more balloon decor, including chic colors and inventive designs. Balloons can be used for almost anything, from entryway and ceiling decor to photo booth backdrops and accent pieces. Really, you can put a balloon installation anywhere you’d like to add a little extra glamour and whimsy. At The Indigo Bride, we carefully design and create your balloon display to ensure it reflects your style and theme. Every installation we curate is truly unique, and with a balloon creation, your wedding will be too!

Central Oregon has an abundance of nature and outdoor venues to offer for wedding season. But sometimes we want the best of both worlds — how can we combine the beauty of the outdoors with that cozy indoor feel that people love? There are actually a variety of ways to make your ceremony and reception as cozy as you want while still having it outside. In a way, you can bring the inside, out! For a ceremony site, instead of going with the traditional full tent coverage, you can create more of an indoor feel by only using the frame of the tent, accompanied with several pieces of flowy romantic fabrics draped throughout. To make more of an eclectic look, you can throw in several indoor seating pieces such as small sofas, love seats, padded or barn wood chairs, benches, blankets and a variety of big colorful pillows! When creating your outdoor reception space, instead of using standard round tables, think about bringing in long rustic barn wood tables. You can create a family-style vibe by running the tables lengthwise and together. Then you can create “cozy corners” with sofas, comfy chairs, more pillows and a good end table or coffee table. Add some of your favorite photos, a lovely floral display and you’ve brought your favorite indoor space out! These 2019 trends are perfect for Central Oregon weddings and match up with all of the lifestyles throughout our great region. Sometimes you really can have it all!

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Grazing Tables

Grazing tables are great! And with 2019 getting underway, they’re definitely going to become more and more of a trend this year. The people of Bleu Bite Catering love the way grazing tables encourage sociable dining and the fact that they make for a very visually appealing dining scene! For the food, they usually include a spread that not only appeases the palate, but one that is also very visually appealing as well. A typical grazing table includes imported and domestic cheeses, assorted meats, antipasto, fresh and dried fruits, nuts, dips like hummus, Tzatziki and roasted red pepper dip, crostinis, crackers and locally sourced baguettes. The trend is definitely rolling, as Bleu Bite is catering a Game of Thrones Themed wedding this year with a very grazing table appropriate menu. It includes many of the items mentioned above, plus herb grilled vegetables, rosemary steak kabobs, grilled baby back ribs, grilled corn husk handles and grilled garlic herb shrimp. These grazing tables will definitely offer quite the spread!







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location has their own list of in-house brews to choose from, like at The Old St. Francis School in Bend. This provides weddings with drinks that can match a variety of tastes, leaving no one thirsty back at the table. The same can be said for another local spot, Worthy Brewing. At Worthy you can find in house beers accompanied with their own observatory. This allows guests to observe the venue behind the scenes and learn a little more about the brewing process! You’re offered inside and outside areas to enjoy during the celebration, giving everyone an opportunity to take in the beauty of Bend with some mountain views. It’s the perfect balance of entertainment and relaxation. Beer isn’t just meant to liven up the night, but it also offers an adventure of its own. With Central Oregon weddings, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to find the right beers and breweries to help tell your story while making it a fun and memorable night!


Beer is big part of weddings anywhere you go. For us in Central Oregon, it’s especially important! Our craft brewing industry is thriving and filled with many tasty options to choose from. However, many of the breweries around here are offering much more than just something to sip on. This is in part due to the lifestyles of those in Central Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. We’re adventure seeking, day seizing, fun people. The same goes for couples due to wed! They’re looking for their wedding day to offer a memorable experience for not only them, but the guests as well. And the beer you serve is an extension of that! Take for instance McMenamins, a company who has had beer culture flowing through them for years. Couples love to offer their guests beer options that stand out and deliver a good time, which is something McMenamins works to provide. All of the beer at McMenamins is brewed in house, and along with their flagship ales each


If you’re looking to steer further away from a traditional wedding day, there’s always that little urge scratching at the back of every couple’s minds saying, “Why don’t we just elope?” Now, originally eloping was aligned with going to Las Vegas and taking a gamble at many of their various chapels. But in 2019, elopement offers a much deeper connection that makes your wedding just as special. Today’s couples are expanding their elopement options, adventuring out to places tropical, mountain filled and all over the globe. Elopement offers you the opportunity to take advantage of the beauty Earth has to offer. While in the past elopement was a pretty spur-of-the-moment deal, today’s elopements are becoming a little more planned out. This allows couples to still gather their guest list, photographer, officiant and other people or amenities they may need on their wedding day. Other than location, the biggest rewards that modern elopements offer are the cost, quickness and efficiency of having a wedding. Choosing to elope will greatly reduce the stress you might have planning a more tradi-

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tional wedding. Elopement also creates a smaller environment, which helps get rid of the task of inviting family and friends who might not get along, or even those you don’t know very well. The smaller the wedding, the smaller the chance people will be upset they weren’t there. Making a guest list shouldn’t have to feel like walking on egg shells. You can find that perfect balance of who to invite and who to not. Instead of having hundreds of people at your wedding, you can cut that number down to 20. Or 30. Or however many you want! Ultimately choosing to elope will save you a lot of money! You won’t need to spend extra on all the little frills other weddings might have and it also give you more control of how the day should go. Often times the more people there are involved in a wedding, the more people try to chime in with ideas or opinions. With a wedding this style you can still include the people closest to you, but it gives a clear indication there’s not really any room for change. If you’re looking for a more quiet and intimate setting to tie the knot, then elopement might be the trend for you in 2019.

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IAN SMYTHE PHOTOGRAPHY Born and raised in Hawaii, Ian Smythe found Bend in in 1998, which he has called home since. Getting behind the camera first began as a form of creative expression for Smythe. With all the different subjects he’s shot over the years, wedding photography has now become his greatest passion. All the people Smythe has met through photogra-

phy have ultimately helped mold his creative style. All the moments Smythe captures are filled with, as he greatly puts it, “love and aloha.” Wedding photography is about capturing stories, and this particular story is one Smythe is quite fond of. Set on the Metolious River in the heart of the Deschutes National Forest sits Camp Sherman. The bride, Kate, has a deep tie to Camp Sherman as her family was one of the first group of settlers there. Eventually they would lose their wheat farm to the great depression, but that

didn’t keep them away forever. Years later the family bought a cabin and returned to Camp Sherman to raise a new generation. Kate grew up floating along the river, just as generations of her family floated throughout Camp Sherman. Those original ties grew even deeper on her wedding day, as her family would grow with the addition of the groom Kyle and his family. This is exactly the love and aloha Smythe was talking about.




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Grace Pulver hasn’t always been a wedding photographer. In her past lives she was a children’s clothing designer and a snake breeder. Yes, you read that right. A snake breeder. Originally from New Zealand, Pulver moved to the U.S. 15 years ago and has been photographing weddings full-time for seven years. Pulver says “weddings are about marrying your soulmate,” so

her modern and romantic photographic style complements that well. She tries to capture a good balance of candid documentary style shots along with her more romantic styled poses. It’s all about translating each couple’s special moments into art. While her beginnings weren’t originally pointing to becoming a wedding photographer, Pulver is certainly glad they ended

up this way as it has become her by far favorite among her other eclectic careers. Her works have been published in places like Beauty & Lifestyle Bride, The Knot, Midwest Bride and more. Pulver is also the proud recipient of a Couples Choice Award from Wedding Wire and a Vision Award from the Shutterfest Image Competition.

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4–6 Months Prior

Months prior to the wedding day

Create a binder to store and organize ideas, worksheets, receipts, and brochures,

Budget and how expenses will ❑ Determine be shared

❑ invitations (25 extra) and other ❑ Order wedding stationary (place cards, thank-you Finalize guest list


the size, style, and the scope of the ❑ Discuss wedding

wedding day beauty preparations. ❑ Plan Book a stylist, hair/make-up

Choose a target wedding ceremony & reception time

Start compiling your guest list to estimate head count. Consider budget when thinking about “must-invites” versus “niceto invite”

wedding day transportation, ❑ Hire and any other guest shuttle services

❑ Begin shopping for wedding gown ❑ Hire Photographer and videographer ❑ Hire a DJ with florists that you are interested ❑ Consult in hiring ❑ Send out save the date cards

6–9 Months Prior ❑ Choose members of your wedding party ❑ Enroll in wedding/shower gift registry ❑ Book an engagement photo session ❑ Hire a florist tastings with Baker for cake/ ❑ Schedule desserts ❑ Hire a baker a block of Hotel rooms for out ❑ Reserve of town guest. (ask about group rates) ❑

Send out save the date cards (if haven’t already) Include lodging info and maps

❑ Shop for wedding rings and order Wedding gown ❑ Select (if haven’t already) ❑ Shop for bridesmaid dresses ❑ Start planning your Honeymoon!

Finalize honeymoon plans (passports? Visas? Inoculations? For travel outside the country)

❑ Plan rehearsal dinner on additional décor for reception ❑ Decide site, create or purchase ❑ down menu & Wine selections, ❑ Narrow schedule a tasting

Order wedding rings (if haven’t already)

❑ Order wedding cake/dessert selection

2–4 Months Prior

2–4 Weeks Prior on seating arrangements for the ❑ Work reception arrangements for out of town ❑ Finalize attendants and guest rm details with the photographer, ❑ Confi florist, DJ, Bakery, and any other vendors final fitting for bridal gown and ❑ Have bridesmaids dresses a list of all wedding vendors and ❑ Create wedding party with contact information time-line for wedding day, starting ❑ Created with morning routines Rehearsal dinner details to ❑ Communicate those who will attend

❑ Write your rehearsal dinner toasts gifts for the wedding attendants ❑ Purchase (unless doing customized gifts, then this

should be done according to time-frame of jeweler.. ect)

❑ Confirm place for all to get ready

1 – 2 Weeks Prior

on Grooms wear, order tuxedos if ❑ Decide applicable

weeks prior; confirm final head count for ❑ 2venue/caterer

wedding invites * typically 8 weeks ❑ Mail prior to date

any payments/fees/gratuities due ❑ Enclose on wedding day, in envelopes, for easy

with DJ and confirm ceremony/ ❑ Meet reception music

❑ Book a Hotel room for wedding night you are planning on writing you own ❑ Ifvows, get started now. ❑ Discuss reception and ceremony design

4–8 Weeks Prior ❑ Mail wedding invitations * ❑ Do a hair & make-up run through ❑ Finalize any details, payments due ❑ Confirm all transportation plans marriage license *expires 30 days ❑ Obtain from issue date

distribution (Give to coordinator)

final beauty treatments (manicure, ❑ Get pedicure, facials, waxing, massage, brows, ect) a list of items that need to go ❑ Compile with you to the venue (cake knife, toasting glasses, ect)

The day before ❑ Review final details with wedding party rehearsal & rehearsal dinner (give gifts ❑ Have to attendants) ❑ Enjoy a relaxing day with friends and family ❑ Get some rest!

Wedding Day Relax and remain calm, eat something, and enjoy every minute of your wedding day!

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During certain times of the year, it can be difficult to walk Bond or Wall Street past sundown without seeing a parade of females dressed to the nines, the leader in a tiara and sash which reads, “Bride to be.” Bend is a hot spot for more than just Après Ski events, delicately manscaped facial hair and dog owners. Prolific breweries, great nightlife and unique recreation opportunities are attracting an unexpected breed of outof-towner: the bachelorette partier. Bend area bachelorette party ideas So, what’s on the itinerary? Portlandia911 asked this question via Tripadvisor in 2012 saying, “Bend, this is your warning that a dozen ladies from all around Oregon are coming to YOU mid-April to celebrate our friend’s last days of being single.” In response, Jen F recommended Velvet, Astro Lounge, Seven and Cycle Pub. For those unfamiliar, Cycle Pub combines two big parts of sightseeing—cycling and drinking—allowing patrons to do both on the same vehicle, within a 2-foot radius of friends. In what can only be described as a 20 seat, pedal-powered, slowly moving trolley car, Cycle Pub takes to the streets, stopping occasionally at breweries to refill, blocking traffic in the most fun-loving way. John Flannery, a partner at Bend Tour Company who operates Cycle Pub, explains: “We do see quite a few bachelorette parties. Many are for Cycle Pub, but others head out on electric bike tours and rentals or take Segway or Electric Cruiser Car tours. Guessing the number of bachelorette parties Bend Tour Company sees is tough, but

I’d say a couple hundred across all of our offerings.” With all of those parties, funny stories abound. “The group I thought was the funniest wore “Bride to be” t-shirts

ticeable increase of pre-wedding female celebrations in Bend, Tawna Fenske of Visit Bend noted, “We don’t track bachelorette parties (which is probably good news to the ladies attending them!) but we can say the Bend Ale

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and made people guess which one was really the bride-to-be when in reality, they were all getting married that year,” Flannery recalls. When asked about statistics on a no-

Trail has become a popular attraction for women traveling to Bend for weddings, girls’ weekends and bachelorette parties.” Bend Ale Trail is essentially a

self-catered Cycle Pub, minus the pedal-powered trolley car. Think of it as a marginally classier, hop-influenced pub crawl. Still, out-of-towners don’t seem to have issues finding local haunts to visit with their tiara parades. In a 2016 blog post titled “Taryn’s Wreckreation Guide: Babes, Beers, & Bend,” Taryn Daly of KSIW Rock (in Washington) named Brasada Ranch, McMenamins, Deschutes Brewery, Blacksmith, Summit, Capitol and Maverick’s as Bend’s traditional bachelorette favorites. The un-bachelorette bachelorette Still, some women are definitely the “un-bachelorette” style party girls, who might want a quiet night instead of the big flourish. Party buses, phallic cakes and fruity drinks aren’t for everyone. One local blog post described a quiet night at a local Airbnb, dinner at a nice restaurant, wine spritzers and star gazing—ideal for those who aren’t the party type. A night people dream about Though a popular misconception, most believe all females plan their weddings starting in childhood. In truth, the “hens’ night” is the truest main event. What’s not to like? It’s essentially the most amazing birthday, times 1000, and the celebrant and her guests get a pass on most of their typically socially unacceptable behavior. (Oh, and any of these ideas can work for a bachelor party, too.) Lewd behavior aside, Flannery advises, “no matter what activity you choose to partake in, after having fun, the best pictures do not have you holding numbers up.” In other words, it’s best if the bachelorette (or bachelor) party doesn’t end in an arrest. ♥


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This spoof comedy takes shots at the slew of disaster movies that were released in the ‘70s. When the passengers and crew of a jet are incapacitated due to food poisoning, a rogue pilot with a drinking problem must cooperate with his ex-girlfriend turned stewardess to bring the plane to a safe landing. Jan. 14, 10pm. The Capitol, 190 NW Oregon Ave. Free.

BendFilm Presents: “The Dawn Wall”

In January, 2015, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell (Free Solo) and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb The Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000 foot rock face in Yosemite. Blurring the line between dedication and obsession, Caldwell and Jorgeson spend six years meticulously plotting and practicing their route. Jan. 11, 7pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St. $15, free for BendFilm members.

“The Messenger”...imagine a world without birdsong Please join East Cascades Audubon Society to view Director Su Rynard’s wide-ranging and contemplative documentary “The Messenger.” Jan. 17, 6:30-8:30pm. The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Ave.

Second Sunday Movie Night Each month

a feature film with a spiritual theme will be shown. Popcorn provided and time for conversation about the film afterward. 1/13 - “Amazing Grace” (2006). Second Sunday of every month, 6pm. St. Helen’s Hall - Trinity Episcopal, 231 NW Idaho St. Free.

ARTS / CRAFTS DIY 3D Printing 3D printing is a skill that

anyone can learn to use and enjoy. This class will cover everything from how a 3D printer works to creating and printing out custom designs. You will be directed to the proper software to add to your own computer for future self-learning too. Sign up today if you want to add 3D printing to your skill set and use the 3D printer at DIYCave! Wed, Jan. 16, 5:30-7:30pm. DIY Cave, 444 SE Ninth St. Suite 150. (541) 388-2283. $65.

DIY Date Night Wine Drinking Bottle Glasses Date Night, DIY style! Have fun with

a loved one by creating something together. Fill your cupboard with seriously cool drinking glasses that you made from your empty wine bottles.


rience or Scottish heritage necessary. Weekly classes include beginner & advanced dances. Mondays, 7-9pm. Sons of Norway Hall, 549 NW Harmon Blvd. $5/class, first class is free.

We’ll show you how to cut them using an easy to build jig and how to fire polish the rim of the glasses with our custom torch setup. Beer and soda bottles as well as jars make great looking glasses, too. Fri, Jan. 11, 5:30-8pm. DIY Cave, 444 SE Ninth St. Suite 150. (541) 388-2283. $45.

creative forms from sheet metal. Hammer your artwork into shape and braze on a hook for displaying it. This exciting class provides a great introduction to the world of metal art and sculpture. Ages 14 and up. Wear work clothes, long sleeves, and sturdy shoes. No fleece, nylon, or synthetics! They melt instantly. Every other Tuesday, 5:30-8pm. Through Feb. 26. DIY Cave, 444 SE Ninth St. Suite 150. (541) 388-2283. $60. class is perfect for beginners or anyone needing a refresher class in cutting and welding. You’ll cut steel with a torch and weld those pieces back together. You’ll be introduced to Brazing and Gas Welding and you’ll get to try your hand at Arc and MIG welding. No Welding Experience Needed! Ages 13 and up. Wednesdays, 5:30-8pm. Through Feb. 27. DIY Cave, 444 SE Ninth St. Suite 150. (541) 388-2283. $60.

DIY Wood Lathe Turning Learn the basics

of the Wood Lathe, one of the most popular tools in the wood shop. Use it to create beautiful bowls, table legs, candlesticks and much more. This class will teach you what you need to know about the Lathe to get your DIYcave Certification on it and start working on your own projects. Ages 13 and up. Wed, Jan. 9, 5:30-8pm. DIY Cave, 444 SE Ninth St. Suite 150. (541) 388-2283. $50.

every year since we opened!

Exhibition: “Whitney Nye SIFT: A selection of works” At Liberty’s first exhibition

of 2019, featuring well-known artist Whitney Nye, in partnership with Portland’s Russo Lee Gallery. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11am-6pm. Through Feb. 23. At Liberty, 849 NW Wall Street. Free.

Figure Drawing Salon Develop your skills at our live model figure drawing salon hosted by Workhouse studio members Christian Brown and Abney Wallace. This drop-in salon features a live nude model in a sequence of poses. All levels are welcome but no instruction is provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their own easel and materials. Tuesdays, 7-9pm. The Workhouse, 50 SE Scott St., Suite 6. $15/door. Sisters Library Annual Art Exhibit Ex-

hibit of All Sisters Country artists work, up to two pieces of wall-hung art and 5 pieces of other art forms such as jewelry, ceramics, or sculpture. Wednesdays-Fridays, 10am-6pm and Saturdays, 10am-5pm. Through Feb. 22. Sisters Library, 110 N. Cedar St. Zeta Seiple: 541-549-6157. Free.

Vision Boards Visualize your goals and

dreams using art supplies and photography. Ages 12-17 years. Jan. 9, 2pm. Redmond Public Library, 827 SW Deschutes Ave., Redmond. Free.

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PRESENTATIONS The American Conversation: Talking Across Political Lines What influences

how people and communities form their views on conservation and climate? Dr. Elizabeth Marino explores how risk assessment, world views 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. Jan. 16, 6:45-8pm. The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Ave. 541-389-0785. Free.



Common Ground: Our Role in Stewarding our Natural Resources Join us

with a short presentation followed by community discussion about our responsibility to our environment and how our actions can create change. Doors open at 5:30pm. Jan. 16, 6pm. High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97. $7. Members receive a 20 percent discount.

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Guardian Group is hosting a free, community Human Trafficking Prevention Training that opens with pizza and drinks, and features a 35 min training followed by breakout sessions for special interests. Jan. 11, 6:30-8pm. Journey Church, 70 NW Newport Ave. Free.

“Fragile Legacy: Rare Views of Early Central Oregon” Exhibit The exhibit fea-

tures 60 photographic images hand printed from their original glass plate negatives and taken between 1908 and 1930 around Central Oregon. Through March 31. Deschutes Historical Museum, 129 NW Idaho Ave.

Green Drinks The City of Bend and the

Climate Action Steering Committee (CASC) are asking for your input on how to address climate change. Come learn more at the first Green Drinks event of 2019! Jan. 10, 5-7pm. Deschutes Brewery Public House, 1044 NW Bond St.

Know Russia - Russian Politics in the 21st Century This talk discusses how

President Putin has transformed Russia’s political and economic systems and reasserted the country’s presence on the world stage since coming to power in 2000. In closing, we explore the implications of a more authoritarian and assertive Russia for global politics. Jan. 9, noon-1pm. Sisters Public Library, 110 N Cedar St., Sisters.

Coming in the next issue of Bend Nest • A look ahead to Spring Break • Valentine’s Day Crafts • Mindful Screentime Management Ideas • Reading Competitions • Outdoor Fun with Toddlers • Family Events Galore • The Best of the Nest Ballot

Ballot Issue … And so much more!

This fun-filled issue will be on stands during Best of the Nest Voting, Valentine’s Day, Presidents Day Weekend and Winterfest. Advertise and you will be seen by active and involved parents in Central Oregon! ON THE STANDS: JAN. 31 ADVERTISING DEADLINE: JAN. 17


Know Russia - 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. During the presentation she will also discuss the use of traditional iconography (the use of symbols to convey meaning) in art. Jan. 15, 6-7pm. Deschutes Public Library (Brooks Room), 601 NW Wall St. Free. Olga Volchkova shares how tradition influenced her current secular icons, which are inspired by nature, emphasizing the power of plants and the natural world. During the presentation she will also discuss the use of traditional iconography (the use of symbols to convey meaning) in art. Jan. 16, noon-1pm. Redmond Public Library, 827 SW Deschutes Ave., Redmond. Free.

Know Russia: Russian Revolution Then and Now The Russian Revolution 101:

a close encounter just over 100 years after this major historical event. Explore the social, political, and cultural experiments in shaping post-Revolutionary ways of life. Jan. 10, 6-7pm. East Bend Public Library, 62080 Dean Swift Rd. Free. The Russian Revolution 101: a close encounter just over 100 years after this major historical event. Explore the social, political, and cultural experiments in shaping post-Revolutionary ways of life. Jan. 11, noon-1pm. Sunriver Area Public Library, 56855 Venture Ln. Free.

OSU-Cascades Science Pub Join Professor Adam Kent, head of the geology program at OSU’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences and explore the Mount Hood, New-

berry, Crater Lake and South Sister volcanoes, all of which are on the United States Geological Survey’s high priority list for monitoring. Jan. 15, 5:30-7:30pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St. 541-322-3100. Free, registration required.

THEATER Grounded The powerful story of an ace fight-

er pilot who's career in the sky is ended early due to an unexpected pregnancy. Reassigned to operate military drones from a windowless trailer outside Las Vegas, she hunts terrorists by day and returns to her family each night. As the pressure to track a high-profile target mounts, the boundaries begin to blur between the desert in which she lives and the one she patrols half a world away. Performances Jan. 11-26, Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30pm and Sundays, 3pm. 2nd Street Theatre, 220 NE Lafayette Ave., Bend. $19/adults, $16/kids+seniors, $13/military. Contains strong language/violence.

Kiss of the Spider Woman Cell mates in a Latin American prison, Valentin is a tough revolutionary undergoing torture and Molina is an unabashed homosexual serving eight years for deviant behavior. Molina shares his fantasies about an actress, Aurora with Valentin. One of her roles is a Spider Woman who kills with a kiss. Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30pm and Sundays, 2pm. Through Jan. 20. CTC Cascade Theatre, 148 NW Greenwood Ave. $15/adults, $12/kids+seniors.

WORDS Memoir Writing Class (7 weeks) This class guides you in writing, reflecting on, and shaping the luminous details of your past into coherent, meaningful stories. Registration required. Thursdays, 7-8:30pm. Through Feb. 28. Private Residence in Bend, RSVP for address. 541-408-4509. $225. Write Here: Writers Reading - Nicole J. Georges 2018 Oregon Graphic Memoir

Award Winner Nicole Georges reads from her latest award-winning book, “Fetch.” Jan. 12, 2-3pm. Deschutes Public Library (Brooks Room), 601 NW Wall St. Free.

Write Here: Writers Writing - Graphic Memoir Workshop Learn storytelling and

illustrative expression with award-winning Nicole J. Georges. Learn the ins and outs of illustration and memoir and dabble with putting thoughts into ink. Register online at Jan. 12, 11am-12:30pm. East Bend Public Library, 62080 Dean Swift Rd. Free.

ETC. Cascades Wedding Show

The one-day event is an opportunity for Central Oregon event professionals to connect with future brides and grooms. Held at the beautiful Riverhouse on the Deschutes Convention Center, the 2019 Cascades Wedding Show will include a fashion show featuring the latest bridal trends, creative entertainment ideas and lots of vendor booths showcasing every detail of event planning in Central Oregon. Jan. 12, 10am-3pm. Riverhouse on the Deschutes, 3075 N. Highway 97. $10/adv., $15/door.

Downtown Bend Ski Scavenger Hunt

Each store will have a passport in their location with a list of all participating stores. You pick up the passport, find the ski figurine in each store with the hashtag, #DowntownBendSkiHunt. If you post the picture with the hashtag you could be highlighted on the Downtown Bend Facebook page and Website. Through Feb. 7. Downtown Bend, Downtown Bend.

Preventative Walk-In Pet Wellness Clinic The Bend Spay and Neuter Project

offers vaccinations, deworming and microchips at our walk-in wellness clinic. No appointments necessary, first come first served. Visit for a list of services. Saturdays, 10am-1:30pm. Bend Spay & Neuter Project, 910 SE Wilson Ave. A-1. $10/office visit.



Willow Wild Ribbon Cutting & Customer Appreciation Party Join us for Willow

shows and sanctioned racing. Visit or like us on Facebook for info on local events. Second Sunday of every month, 7-9pm. Cascade Lakes Lodge, 1441 SW Chandler Ave.

Wild’s official ribbon cutting and fun, customer appreciation party! We are a new women’s clothing boutique in downtown Redmond. Cocktails & swag bags for all! Jan. 17, 4:30-7:30pm. Willow Wild, 321 SW 6th St.

Celebrate Recovery Celebrate Recovery is

VOLUNTEER Become a Big Brother or Big Sister in Redmond It doesn’t take much to make a

big difference in the life of a child! Looking for caring adult mentors who are willing to spend a few hours a month sharing their interests and hobbies. Ongoing. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon - Redmond, 412 SW Eighth St., Redmond. 541-617-4788.

Brightside Thrift Store in Redmond

Looking for volunteers to receive donations, sort, and price items. Volunteers are critical to the operations of our high-save shelter and contribute directly to the care of our animals by ensuring our donations are processed. Ongoing, 10am-5pm. Brightside Animal Thrift Store, 838 NW 5th St. 541-504-0101.

Call for Volunteers Volunteers needed at Second Chance Bird Rescue! Friendly people needed to help socialize birds to ready for adoption, make toys, clean cages and make some new feathered friends! Do you play a musical instrument? Come and practice for the birds! Located past Cascade Lakes Distillery, call 916-956-2153 for hours and location. Central Oregon, County wide.

Fences For Fido Help free dogs from chains! We are seeking volunteers on Mondays to come out and help us build fences for dogs who live on chains. No experience is required. Sign up on Facebook: FFF Central Oregon Region Volunteers. More info can be found at fencesforfido. org. Mondays. City of Bend, Bend, OR.

Herd U Needed A Home Dog Rescue

A local foster-based dog rescue group who specializes in rescuing herding bred dogs from overcrowded shelters and situations of abuse and neglect. In need of foster families and volunteers to assist with monthly adoption events and fundraising efforts. Contact for details. Central Oregon, County wide.

Make Your Mark at Bend Spay+Neuter! Compassionate, awesome people to join an incredible team, whether you volunteer in the clinic, festivals or helping with our community cat population. Ongoing. Bend Spay & Neuter Project, 910 SE Wilson Ave. A-1. 541-617-1010.

Mentors Needed Heart of Oregon Corps is

a nonprofit that inspires and empowers positive

Central Oregon Homebrewers Organization A fun group of people, dedicated to improv-

Attend a free Community Human Trafficking Prevention Training at Journey Church on Friday 1/11.

change in youth through education, jobs and stewardship. Heart of Oregon Corps, 1291 NE 5th St. John: 541-526-1380.

Pints and Politics Join Oregon League of Conservation Voters as we prepare for the 2019 Legislative Session. Hear from Oregon Conservation Network Director, Paige Spence, and learn about important priorities like passing the Clean Energy Jobs bill. Find out how you can get involved in protecting Oregon’s environmental legacy! Jan. 17, 6-8pm. Broken Top Bottle Shop, 1740 NW Pence Lane. 541-241-4762. Free. Volunteer Drivers Needed Volunteer

drivers needed Mondays-Fridays to transport veterans to the Bend VA Clinic and Portland VA Hospital. Must have clean driving record and be able to pass VA-provided physical and screening. City of Bend. Call Paul for details: 541-647-2363.

Volunteer with Salvation Army The

Salvation Army has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for almost every age. We have an emergency food pantry, we visit residents of assisted living centers, and we make up gifts for veterans and homeless. Ongoing. City of Bend, Bend, OR. 541-389-8888.

Volunteers Needed Help with daily horse

care. Duties include; corral cleaning, grooming, walking horses. Flexible days and hours. No experience required. Call Kate Beardsley to set

...bring kiddos into a loving, creative, and clean environment...volunteer one afternoon onsite and lend a little elbow grease in making the most inviting space possible? ...gather and donate items to help the homeless keep warm during the cold Central Oregon winter? be more than a warm meal, by gathering other needed items for the Senior Citizens of Redmond? ...provide needed donations for bathroom repairs before Beulah’s Place can open their new home to serve 150 teens per day?

up an appointment. Ongoing. Mustangs to the Rescue, 21670 McGilvray Road. 541-350-2406.

GROUPS & MEETUPS Al-Anon Family Groups 12-step group for

friends and families of alcoholics. Check afginfo. org or call 541-728-3707 for times and locations. Central Oregon, County wide.

Alcoholics Anonymous If you want to

drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, we can help. Call Alcoholics Anonymous. Hotline: 541-548-0440. Or visit Central Oregon, County wide.

Bend Chamber Toastmasters Develop

and grow your public speaking and leadership skills, whether you’re an executive, stay-at-home parent, college student or retiree. Wednesdays, noon-1pm. The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Ave.

BendUbs Car Club Monthly Meet Owners of all makes, models and vintages of European cars are welcome to join our community of enthusiasts. The club’s Monthly Meets are held at Cascade Lakes Lodge on the second Sunday of every month. BendUbs car club members host an annual charity show’n shine, participate in car

ing our craft. Educational sessions, group brewing, competitions, and other beer-related events. Third Wednesday of every month, 6:30-9pm. Aspen Ridge Retirement, 1010 NE Purcell Blvd.

Citizens Climate Lobby Monthly Meeting The Citizens Climate Lobby works to

empower citizens to connect with and influence members of Congress to implement climate solutions. Second Wednesday of every month. Second Wednesday of every month, 4-6pm. The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Ave.

Compassionate Communication / NVC Practice Groups Through practicing with

others, we can learn and grow using real-life experiences to become more compassionate with ourselves and others. Some NVC experience necessary. Wednesdays, 4-5:30 pm. Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm and Wednesdays, 4-5:30pm. Center for Compassionate Living, 803 SW Industrial Way, #200. Free.

Emotions Anonymous EA provides a warm and accepting group setting in which to share experiences without fear of criticism. Through weekly support meetings, members discover they are not alone in their struggles. Meets Wednesdays at 9:30 am & Thursdays at 10:30 am. Wednesdays, 9:30am and Thursdays, 10:30am. First United Methodist Church, 680 NW Bond St. Grassroots Cribbage Club Newcomers welcome. For info, call Sue. Mondays, 6-9pm. Round Table Clubhouse, 2940 N. Highway 97. 541-610-3717. pay for the gas needed to transport homeless men, women, and children to an Emergency Cold Weather Shelter in Central Oregon? ...get involved by volunteering behind the scenes of the local theatrical production of Honk!, from serving popcorn to seating playgoers? create opportunities for many individuals with all abilities to enjoy activities not otherwise available?

Together We Can!


a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind. This is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life. Mondays, 6:30pm. Faith Christian Center, 1049 NE 11th St., Bend. | Wednesdays, 7pm. Redmond Assembly of God, 1865 W. Antler Ave., Redmond. | Thursdays, 6:30pm. High Lakes Christian Church, 52620 Day Road, La Pine. | Thursdays, 6:30pm. Westside Church, 2051 NW Shevlin Park Road, Bend. | Fridays, 7pm. Redmond Christian Church, 536 SW 10th St., Redmond. Visit for more info. Fridays, 7pm, Mondays, 6:30pm, Wednesdays, 6:30pm and Thursdays, 6:30pm. Central Oregon, County wide.


FAMILY & KIDS’ EVENTS 3Doodler Try out our 3D pens. What will you create? Ages 10-17 years. Jan. 12, 1pm. Redmond Public Library, 827 SW Deschutes Ave., Redmond. Free.

Animal Adventures Live animals, stories, crafts with High Desert Museum. Ages 3+ years. Tues, Jan. 15, 11:30am and Wed, Jan. 16, 1-2pm. Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 NW Wall St. Free. Live animals, stories, crafts with High Desert Museum. Ages 3+ years. Tues, Jan. 15, 1:30pm. Sunriver Area Public Library, 56855 Venture Ln. Free.



Backpack Explorers – Buggin’ Out What curious critters crawl around on land and in water? See how tiny insects survive in our big, wide world. Find out how they keep busy and why we need them. Be prepared to get your hands dirty! Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers investigate science, art, music, stories, and culture in a fun, hands-on manner. Jan. 9, 10-11am and Jan. 10, 10-11am. High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97. $15/child (Members receive a 20% discount). Join the Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Group the third Tuesday of every month at Bend Memorial Clinic.

Hot Chocolate Run Central Oregon Running

Klub (CORK) Free Hot Chocolate Run every second Sunday of the month, November through February. Hot Chocolate Runs are an informal winter time fun run put on by CORK, on the second Sunday of each month from November through February. Hot chocolate, coffee, and treats are provided. A 4.5 mile course, low-key group training runs for all abilities. No one gets left behind and walkers are welcome. Second Sunday of every month, 9am-1pm. Through Feb. 10. LOGE Entrada, 19221 SW Century Dr. Free.

Infant & Pregnancy Loss Support Group MISS Foundation peer-mediated support

group for mothers and fathers enduring the death of a child from any cause. Including, but not limited to, Infant/young child death, SIDS, stillbirth. Second Wednesday of every month. Second Wednesday of every month, 7-8:30pm. Partners In Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Court.

Italian Conversation Group Conversational Italian group in a relaxed atmosphere. Saturdays, 9:45-11am. Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe, 135 NW Minnesota Ave. Japanese Group Lesson We offer group

lessons for both beginners and intermediate students for Japanese for all ages. Wednesdays, 5-6pm. Wabi Sabi, 830 NW Wall St. 541-6337205. $10.

Marijuana Anonymous Meeting Know

you need to quit, but can’t? Help is here. Share experience, strength, and hope with each other. Thursdays, 7-8pm. Serenity Lane, 601 NW Harmon Blvd.

Oregon Innovative Marketing x Scalehouse Co-Networking Event Join Oregon

Innovative Marketing and Scalehouse for an evening of networking and connecting with the creative community of Bend! Please RSVP via Eventbrite by Jan. 14! Jan. 17, 5-7pm. Liberty Theater, 849 NW Wall St. 704-701-4532. Free.

Overeaters Anonymous Meeting A

fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating. Contact: 541-3066844 for more info. Mondays & Thursdays, Noon1pm. Saturdays, 9:30am-11am. United Methodist Church, 680 NW Bond St., Bend. | Wednesdays, 4-5pm. Redmond Senior Center, 325 NW Dogwood Ave., Redmond. Saturdays, 9:30-11am, Mondays-Thursdays, noon-1pm and Wednesdays, 4-5pm. Central Oregon, County wide.

Pet Loss Bereavement Group Process your loss, give and receive support to others also grieving and mourning the death of a pet and learn about the journey through grief. Call 541.706.0740 for location and details. Every third Tuesday of the month. Third Tuesday of every month, 5:30-7pm. Love & Leash Therapy, 64682 Cook Ave., #193.

Resist! Rally Weekly resistance protest,

the theme of the week changes. Contact Vocal Seniority or Indivisible Bend for more info. Bring your signs, bring your attitude—and we’ll bring the bullhorn! Contact info@thevocalseniority. org for more info. Tuesdays, 11:30am-12:30pm. Peace Corner, Corner of NW Greenwood and NW Wall.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Group

Anyone with RA or similar auto-immune syndrome welcome. For more information contact Alyce Jantzen ( or Kristen Jones ( Third Tuesday of every month, 4-5pm. Bend Memorial Clinic, 865 SW Veterans Way.

Socrates Cafe Group People from different

backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the Socratic Method. Open to all. Thursdays, 6-8pm. Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe, 135 NW Minnesota Ave.

Spanish Club Spanish language study and

conversation group. All levels welcome. Call for more info. Thursdays, 3:30-5:30pm. Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe, 135 NW Minnesota Ave. 541-7492010.

Suicide Bereavement Support Group

This free group is available to anyone over the age of 18 who would like support after the loss of a loved one by suicide. Second Sunday of every month, 7-8:30pm. Partners In Care/Suicide Bereavement, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct.

Support Group - Women Survivors of Sexual Abuse Confidential support group for

women survivors of sexual abuse. The primary focus of the group will be to develop a support system to share and work through issues related to sexual abuse. Call or text Veronica for more info. Actual days, times, location TBD. Ongoing. Private Residence in Bend, RSVP for address. 503-856-4874.

Teens In Action Service Club Join Camp Fire Central Oregon’s teen community service club and have fun while volunteering! 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. Wednesdays, 6-8pm. Through March 13. Camp Fire Central Oregon, P.O. Box 7031. 541.382.4682. $50 Sliding Scale. Women’s Cancer Support Group For the newly diagnosed and survivors of cancer. For information call Judy. Call Musso on the call box upon arrival. Thursdays, 1-3pm. Mountain Laurel Lodge, 990 SW Yates Drive. 541-728-0767.

Creativity Lab for Toddlers An art class

specifically designed for toddlers to engage in age-appropriate open-ended art making activities. Children will have the chance to explore a variety of materials in a safe and playful environment that you don’t have to clean up! Drop in for ages 1-3 years w/caregiver. Tuesdays, 9:3010:30am. Through May 31. Base Camp Studio, 2531 NE Studio Rd. 503-953-2175. $10.

Kids Early Release Cooking - Doughnuts Mmmmmm…doughnuts! Homer Simpson

would agree that this class is sure to be fun. Have your child (age 6-17) join me in this handson class where we will make a variety of doughnuts. Jan. 9, 2:30-6pm. Kindred Creative Kitchen, 62070 27th Street. $50.

Kids Early Release Cooking-Healthy Dinners When kids cook the meal themselves,

they learn to appreciate healthy food. Have your child (age 6-17) join me in this hands-on class where they will learn to cook a variety of healthy dinners. Jan. 16, 2:30pm. Kindred Creative Kitchen, 62070 27th Street. $50.

Kids Yoga Party Drop off the children

for a night of yoga, dance, mindfulness, and play designed to cultivate presence of mind, heart, and body. During our first hour together, we’ll introduce concepts of mindfulness in an easy-to-understand and playful way through breath work, games, meditation, stories, and art. Ages 4-12. Second Saturday of every month, 6-8pm. Through March 9. Wild Thing Yoga, 1441 SW Chandler, Ste 105. (218) 340-3035. $20.

LEGO Block Party kids + 1 gazillion LEGOs

= fun. All ages. Jan. 12, 10am. Redmond Public Library, 827 SW Deschutes Ave., Redmond. Free.

Mixed Media Winter Art Workshop

Play, experiment, and create with a variety of materials. Ages 12-17 years. Online registration is required. Jan. 11, 4-5:30pm. Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 NW Wall St. Free.

Mom & Baby Yoga Mothers with babies through early walkers are invited to stretch, strengthen, relax and have fun in a child friendly environment. Moms will focus on shoulder opening, easy yoga sequences and postnatal core-building while spending time bonding with their babies and connecting with fellow new moms. No experience necessary. Tuesdays, noon-1pm. Tula Movement Arts, 2797 NW Clearwater Drive, Suite 100. $17/drop-in. Music, Movement & Stories Movement and stories to develop skills. Ages 3-5 years. Jan. 17, 10:30am. La Pine Public Library, 16425 First St. Free. Movement and stories to develop skills. Ages 3-5 years. Jan. 17, 11:15am. Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 NW Wall St. Free. Movement and stories to develop skills. Ages 3-5 years Jan. 15, 10:30am. Sunriver Area Public Library, 56855 Venture Ln. Free. Paws to Read Reluctant readers read with

a dog. Ages 6+ years. Online registration is required. Jan. 16, 4pm. East Bend Public Library, 62080 Dean Swift Rd. Free.

Sew What? After School Club 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 Wednesdays, 2-4pm. Through Feb. 20. Amity Creek Magnet School, 437 NW Wall Street. 541.382.4682. $90.

Starflight After School Club The club meets weekly to guide youth through Camp Fire’s age-specific, growth mindset-based national curriculum, exploring what are called “Trails”-themes that build life skills, understanding and a child’s sense of self-worth. Centrally located at Amity Creek Magnet School and open to all K-3rd graders. Mondays, 3:30-5pm. Through Feb. 25. Amity Creek Magnet School, 437 NW Wall Street. 541.382.4682. $60. Storytime at Buckingham Elementary

Get ready for school with stories and fun. Ages 0-6 years. Jan. 10, 9:15am. Buckingham Elementary, 62560 Hamby Road. Free.

Tokeativity Bend Mamas Wellness Brunch Tokeativity Mamas aims to open up

deep conversation and connection between women interested in cannabis and parenthood. It is time to get together to connect, learn and create a community of Mamas. Ages 21+. Jan. 13, 11am-2pm. Private Residence in Bend, RSVP for address. $25/before Jan. 9, $30/after - Free for Grassroots & Business Members.

Upcycle This: Book Hedgehogs Create a

critter from the pages of an old book. Ages 10-17 years. Jan. 12, 2:30pm. East Bend Public Library, 62080 Dean Swift Rd. Free.

Youth/Adult Slackline This class will be a

combination of basic poses, transitions, floor exercises, stamina drills and games. All ages and levels welcome. Class cards and memberships available. Tuesdays, 5-6pm. Tula Movement Arts, 2797 NW Clearwater Drive, Suite 100. $18/youth drop-in (17 and under), $20/adult drop-in.



‘Grounded’ worth a fresh look Cascades black box hit reprises at 2nd Street By Elizabeth Warnimont

“You see who you’re killing, and you’re making judgment calls.” —LILLI ANN FOREMAN, DIRECTOR “It was done with very little technical support,” Foreman says of the show’s first iteration. It was such a hit, though, the director made the rare decision to purchase the play’s minimal set. Almost immediately after the show closed at CTC, Sandy Klein of Stage Right Productions approached her about bringing the show to 2nd Street. “Usually when I do a show,” says actor Kit Foreman—now reprising the role at 2nd Street— “by closing night, I’m done with a character. I’m ready to let it go. This is the first time that I have ever reached closing night and thought, ‘I’m not done yet.’” “Grounded” follows a U.S. Air Force

major (“The Pilot”) who flies combat missions over Afghanistan. “It’s not based on one true story,” the director explains, “but it is based on a number of true stories by people who experienced it first-hand.” After a three-year leave of absence to care for her new baby, the pilot and her husband decide it’s time for her to fly again. “She just has to go back,” Linford-Foreman explains. “Being a pilot is so much of her.” At the time she re-ups, however, she doesn’t realize she’ll be assigned to something entirely different. “So she’s grounded from her F-16 duties,” Foreman says. “They don’t send her back to Afghanistan. They send her to Nevada. To fly drones from an air-conditioned trailer. “She doesn’t know that’s going to happen when she signs up,” the director adds. “This is at the beginning of the drone program. Before I think the military really knew how much stress, how much potential for PTSD the pilots were going to be experiencing.” The director wasn’t able to reveal much more without spoiling it, but she did say the pilot’s personal, moral conflict becomes central to the plot. “She has a three-year-old daughter at home, and a husband. So the play centers around that conflict, of adjusting to life away from the action but still being ‘down range’—that’s what being deployed is called. To being a first-time mom while trying to balance working


Elizabeth Warnimont

Kit Foreman is “The Pilot.”

12-hour shifts, seven days a week,” Foreman says. “You see it all by video,” Linford-Foreman says of the moral aspect. “So you see who you’re killing. You also see how good – and how not good – the video surveillance is, and you’re making judgment calls. It becomes increasingly clear that morally, there’s something amiss. And she just can’t reconcile it.” The script for “Grounded” is written

Teafly Peterson


As you walk through the space, you get the sense of a horizon guiding you. When you walk into the Bend Art Center, you’ll see the individual pieces lined up next to each other. A middle


Fri., Jan. 11-Sat., Jan. 26 2nd Street Theater 220 NE Lafayette Ave., Bend 541-312-9626 $19, Student/Senior $16, Military $13

By Teafly Peterson

Winter X Winter: Collaborative Exhibition at Bend Art Center n display in January at the Bend Art Center is a collaborative, site-specific exhibit, guest curated by Bend artist Julie Winter. Entitled “Winter X Winter,” the exhibit is inspired by people’s connections to place. Winters invited 30 artists to respond to the theme of “home” on a common canvas of 30-inch-by-84-inch natural fiber handmade Asian paper—the result of a journey of meditation and insight into the idea of place and our relationship to it.

in open verse, which presents a tremendous challenge for an actor. “It’s a challenge to take it apart and find the sentences, find the phrases,” the director says. “It’s spoken exactly as written – there is no punctuation,” Foreman says. “You have to find the punctuation, you have to find the beats. It’s written almost like ‘The Odyssey.’ I think that was one of the bigger challenges of this, finding the beats, where they rest comfortably, and where they rest naturally.” “And having it sound like a person telling her story,” the director adds. “It doesn’t sound like recited poetry.” An audience talk-back will take place after the second Sunday matinee, Jan. 20. Veteran’s Mental Health Counselor Kristin Gyford will facilitate the session along with the actor and director. “This is a difficult play,” Foreman says. “It’s difficult subject material. Our experience at CTC was that people were spending a lot of time after the play talking about it. People had a lot to say.” A portion of ticket sales will be donated to Central Oregon Veterans Ranch. 

Julie Winter asked local artists to contemplate the theme of “home” for the exhibition now up at Bend Art Center.

horizon line connects them, as Winters asked each artist to split their canvas into two and examine the impact of darkness and light within their piece. “My hope was that the physical structure of the paper provided to the artists and the visual parameters of light colors on top and dark colors on bottom, with a center meeting line— would read as a

larger shared horizon line once installed together,” shares Winter. The effect works. As you walk through the space, you get the sense of a horizon guiding you. And because Winter asked the artists to limit their palette to less than 5 percent color, the exhibit feels cohesive, yet you can see a variety of viewpoints, experiences, outlooks and stories.

This type of collaborative experience was new to Winter, but one she was inspired to pursue as a result of her work receiving her Master of Fine Arts from Portland’s Pacific Northwest College of Art last summer. While studying at PNCA, Winter became inspired by her own experimentation and was curious to see how other artists would respond when given the same parameters and theme. This collaboration was especially interesting because artists worked in isolation—yet created pieces that feel connected and create a much larger final piece when combined. Ultimately, for Winter, being able to piece together these various voices served as a great reminder that “we all fit in wherever we’re at.”  Winter X Winter

On display through Sun., Jan. 27 Bend Art Center 550 SW Industrial Way, Bend Free admission



eorge Brant’s thought-provoking play, “Grounded,” is back for a second and more complete performance at 2nd Street Theater this weekend, after enjoying a popular run as a black-box production by the Cascades Theatrical Company last season. When Director Lilli Ann Linford-Foreman brought the one-woman show to life at CTC last year, she says it was so well received and well attended— especially for a black box production— that she couldn’t wait to bring it back.


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Wednesday for our Local’s Day at the new Boneyard Pub. $1 off all draft beer, $3 off all pitchers and $10 growler fills of our tier one beers! Wednesdays, 11am-10pm. Boneyard Pub, 1955 NW Division St.

Deschutes Brewery Community Pints for Family Kitchen During the month of January 2019, Deschutes Brewery’s Bend Pub will donate $1 of every pint sold on Tuesdays to Family Kitchen, Bend’s Community Free Meal program. Tues, Jan. 15, 11am-10pm. Deschutes Brewery Public House, 1044 NW Bond St.

Firkin Fridays What will we pour this week?

Libations CRAFT Wedding From open bars to no-host, options abound for reception drinking

Palate Trip If you’ve ever wondered, “Where

can I sample craft beer and amazing wine in Bend, Oregon?” we’ve got the answer. Come on down to Newport Avenue Market and take your palate on a trip every Friday! Check our Friday morning timeline post each week to learn what brews and wines we’ll be tasting. Cheers! Fridays, 3:30-5:30pm. Newport Avenue Market, 1121 NW Newport Ave.

Sinners, Saints & Snifters Grab a pint and circle round for this inclusive, open-hearted, creative conversation about the big questions. Together we’ll explore theological spaces that arise from our own questions, doubts and deep convictions. Tasty beer, good folks, deep conversation. Jan. 14, 5:30-7:30pm. Monkless Belgian Ales, 20750 High Desert Lane.

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o, you’ve decided to tie the knot and need to figure out how you’re going to wet your guests’ whistles during the reception? Depending on your venue, there are options. Those who have an unlimited budget may choose to use an open bar—basically a free-for-all for guests, and maybe a way to have the reception turn into something movies are made from. Guests can order whatever they’d like from the bar, leaving the bride and groom—or whoever is funding the soiree—on the hook for the tab plus gratuity. An open bar averages about $2,800, according to the Bridal Association of America. Another option is the limited bar, or a selection of drinks chosen by the reception’s hosts. Most couples put a cap on the amount of money they’re willing to spend. The average is between $2,000 to $3,000, according to Robert Cammelletti, a long time food and beverage manager in Bend (disclosure: he also works here). This is a pretty common option where the guests often get a few choices of beer or wine, but if you want to hit the hard stuff, be prepared to hand over your credit card or bring cash. Places like McMenamins offer this version of getting your drink on. There’s also the cash bar—inviting people to share in the wedded bliss, but making them foot the bill for their libations. In this version, guests are responsible for paying for all of their drinks—often including sodas or bottled water. “I strongly discourage clients from considering a cash bar. It creates an awkward experience for all involved: the host is perceived as being cheap (whether that’s true or not is irrelevant), guests may not have cash on hand, and it slows down the flow of service at the bar,” Chancy Charm wrote on its blog. “As an alternative, consider options that make your guests feel spoiled without breaking the bank by either reconsidering your guest count, providing a limited selection or only beer and wine, or closing the bar a little early before the reception ends!” When renting a public space, check with the Oregon Liquor Commission and either the city or county where you’re getting married about the rules for providing alcohol. According to the City of Bend, glass containers are not allowed in City parks—meaning it’s classy plastic cups for the guests. For people who want more control, there’s always the option of using a private house or property. Couples can hire their favorite bartender and have their own version of “Cocktail” play out in the backyard watching the Tom Cruise



in this hands-on class where we will make a variety of laminated doughs including croissants and puff pastry. Jan. 11, 5:30pm. Kindred Creative Kitchen, 62070 27th Street. $75.

coction and maybe — just maybe — be the one to tap it! For one special day each week, drink a pint of cask beer in the Tasting Room — and take it home in a growler or crowler! Fridays, noon-6pm. Through Feb. 22. Deschutes Brewery Tasting Room, 901 SW Simpson Ave.

Drinking at weddings is a time-honored tradition. Just make sure Aunt Sally has a ride home!

wannabe do bottle tricks and pour drinks. Some breweries in Central Oregon also host weddings and receptions. In this model, patrons should really like the beer they pour, because that’s what they’re limited to. For the breweries that have full OLCC licenses, guests can order cocktails as well. According to The Knot, an online wedding planning website, couples planning to stock the bar themselves should first check to see if the venue charges a corkage fee, so they can incorporate that cost into the total alcohol budget. Here’s an idea for a list that would serve 100 guests for approximately four hours, according to The Knot:

Your Shopping List:

Alcohol/Beer/Wine • Beer: 5 to 6 cases • Whiskey: 1 liter • Bourbon: 1 liter • Gin: 2 to 3 liters • Scotch: 2 liters • Rum: 2 liters • Vodka: 6 liters • Tequila: 1 liter • Champagne: 1 to 1 1/2 cases (include an additional 18 bottles for a champagne toast) • Red wine: 2 cases • White wine: 3 1/2 cases • Dry vermouth: 1 liter • Sweet vermouth: 1 liter Mixers • Tonic: 1 case • Club soda: 1 case • Cranberry juice: 2 gallons • Orange juice: 1 gallon • Grapefruit juice: 1 gallon • Ginger ale: 1 case • Triple sec: 1 liter • Lime juice: 1 gallon • Sparkling water: 2 cases • Bottled water: 3 cases • Diet coke: 2 cases • Coke: 2 cases


Them Eat Something Besides Cake CHOW Let Some weddings ‘just say no’ to fondant By Caitlin Richmond Russell Chandler


Pie If you like flaky crust, warm fruit and the perfect vehicle for vanilla ice cream, pie might be a good choice for you. Nancy P’s Cafe and Bakery has 13 different options and takes custom orders, which makes it even simpler. Choose from a variety of fruit pies, custard pies (pumpkin or key lime) or get a nut-filled pie (coconut or pecan). This option gives you lots of options and something that seems normal to cut if you want that classic photo. (We did cut a half maple, half chocolate bar—but really, doughnuts are meant to inhale, not slice in half.) Ice cream sundae bar An outdoor summer wedding might make this option a little more challenging, but anything is possible with a freezer handy. Local businesses including Bontà Natural Artisan Gelato or Goody’s Chocolates & Ice Cream mean you can offer some really good ice cream. If you want to go the DIY route and simply cover it all with whipped cream, sprinkles and maraschino cherries, you can also buy many gallons of vanilla at the grocery store. Cupcakes Maybe you love cake but prefer it in a more bite-sized option. If this is you, options include Ida’s Cupcake Café, Cake Lady, Foxtail Bakeshop & Kitchen and Dreamin’ Desserts. Many locations allow you to choose between mini cupcakes or a bigger option—or both if you want to go all out. If you’re indecisive, Ida’s, for one, offers 100 different flavors. Just save a lot of time for the tasting. 

Yes, you can even do the classic “cake cutting” when serving donuts at your wedding.

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Tortillas with El Sancho Learn to make tortillas from one of Bend’s favorite taco shops, El Sancho. The demo and hands-on experience covers making handmade tortillas from the proper hydration and mixing of dried masa to the shaping and cooking of tortillas. Once you make your own tortillas you can fill them with El Sancho’s signature condiments and fillings. Food School: Tortillas with El Sancho Thurs., Jan. 17, 4:30-5:30pm 1841 NE 3rd St., Bend 541-633-7388 $5 to $8

Wubba’s BBQ Shack Closes Brick and Mortar After six years, Wubba’s BBQ Shack is permanently closing its brick and mortar restaurant on Layton Avenue,

due to the sale of the building. On Facebook they stated, “we will be seeking out another location in the future.” Until then you can find Wubba’s BBQ Shack at the food cart at River’s Place across from Costco. Wubba’s BBQ Shack

787 NE Purcell Blvd., Bend 541-213-2121


out to explore organic alternatives with a sustainable vision. Before the screening nosh on organic savory pies from The Peoples' Pies. After the show is a Q&A session with Tom Eliott, a retired organic farmer from Montana and a board member at the Environmental Center. The Evolution of Organic Screening Sun., Jan. 27, 4-7pm  1841 NE 3rd St., Bend 541-633-7388, Free

Watch This: The Evolution of Organic New Chef in Residence If you want to eat healthier this year, make more responsible purchasing deci- at Plantd sions or decrease your carbon footprint, think about eating local. As inspiration for a healthier lifestyle watch the screening of “The Evolution of Organic” at Central Oregon Locavore. The movie is about the history of organic agriculture, narrated by the group that championed the movement to reject chemical farming and set



hen my husband and I were planning our wedding, he kept mentioning to people that we might have doughnuts instead of cake. I thought he was trying to be a little over the top or different (he has a habit of that...) but it turned that he was not joking at all and was extremely stoked about the idea of having hundreds of doughnuts instead of a threetiered cake. We aren’t the only people who find the idea of a cake covered in waxy fondant unappetizing, but going a non-traditional route doesn’t mean you have to skip the fun of cake tasting! Ahead of our wedding, we made a list of the doughnut shops in Bend and slowly visited each one, ordering a maple bar and chocolate bar at each place to keep our taste testing consistent. Ultimately, we chose Delish Donuts because I could almost smell the donuts from my car as I drove by. If you go the doughnut route, also consider The Dough Nut, which makes both gluten-free and vegan doughnuts. The vegan options meant that our best man, who has an egg and dairy allergy, got to try the first doughnuts of his life when I ordered the remaining doughnuts for our wedding. If wedding cake doesn’t appeal to you either, there are other options for sweet treats to serve to your guests. Married person tip: the business you choose doesn’t have to specialize in wedding-related baking, and sometimes it can be cheaper if they don’t.

It’s a new year, and Plantd has new menu items from a new chef, Tenzin Sherpa. If Sherpa sounds familiar, he owns the food cart, Himalayan Bites. He will be infusing the Plantd menu with the healthy cooking and aromatic spices he grew up with in Nepal. If you’ve dined at Sherpa’s food cart, a few of the Plantd

menu items will be familiar: sha-momo dumplings available with meat or veggies, shaapta, a Tibetan-style stir fry and masu-baat, a traditional Himalayan chicken curry. Also new for 2019: expanded hours. Plantd is open Monday through Saturday from 7:30am to 9pm. Plantd

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AQUAMAN: The DC movies have been pretty


terrible so far (with the exception of “Wonder Woman”), so here’s hoping “Conjuring” director James Wan can take a goofy hero that talks to fish and make him badass. Jason Momoa is a beast, so fingers crossed. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX, Redmond Cinema, Sisters Movie House



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young adulthood of Astrid Lindgren, the woman who would grow up to create Pippi Longstocking. The film follows her time in Sweden as she accepts an internship at a local newspaper. Tin Pan Theater

BUMBLEBEE: Just what we needed: a

prequel to the “Transformers” franchise. Even though the trailers make it look like an updated version of “Herbie the Love Bug,” director Travis Knight comes from Laika, the brilliant animation studio out of Hillsboro, Ore. Cautiously optimistic? Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX, Redmond Cinema

DR. SEUSS’ THE GRINCH: Introducing The Grinch to an entirely new generation, this version features the voices of Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones and Angela freaking Lansbury! It can’t be worse than the Jim Carrey one, can it? No one is that cruel. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX






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ESCAPE ROOM: While the film has a fun concept and is executed well, the film just stops without an ending. A hugely disappointing wrapup to what could have been a solid little thriller. See full review on this page. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX THE FAVOURITE: From the hotly debated filmmaker behind “The Lobster” and “Dogtooth” comes this blackly hysterical historical comedy about two women competing ruthlessly for the favor of the queen. A dark delight. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX GREEN BOOK: A well intentioned but tone-









HOLMES & WATSON: As a huge fan of the

work of Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, it’s hard to imagine they signed on for such a profoundly unfunny mess of a movie. Imagine a movie about Holmes & Watson from the filmmaker behind “Get Hard” and you’ve already pictured a much funnier movie. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX

INSTANT FAMILY: Nothing about this movie

focused on a white couple adopting three Latinx kids should work, but it really does. Heartwarming, brutally honest and lovely, “Instant Family” is a surprise joy. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX




deaf look at friendship and racism in the 1950s. While the movie isn’t terrible, there are too many missed opportunities to give the movie a pass. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX




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MARY POPPINS RETURNS: Emily Blunt is the actual greatest, so she just might be able to pull off a sequel to the timeless classic. It’s a tall order, but with the help of Lin-Manuel Miranda, this might be a keeper. Old Mill Stadium 16 & MAX, Sisters Movie House, Redmond Cinema MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS: We’ve got the remarkable Saoirse Ronan as Mary and the brilliant Margot Robbie as Queen Elizabeth I…what else do you need? DAVID TENNANT? Yep, he’s here, too. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX, Sisters Movie House THE MULE: Clint Eastwood stars and directs

this tale of an elderly horticulturalist who becomes a drug mule for a Mexican cartel. Surprisingly funny and light, “The Mule” takes a brutally serious topic and turns it into a lark. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX, Redmond Cinema

THE NUN: A part of the “Conjuring” Cinematic Universe,” this tells the story of a haunted Romanian nunnery and the heroes that try to re-consecrate the grounds. Surprisingly creepy, “The Nun” is another solid entry in the remarkably entertaining franchise. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: Sarah

Silverman and John C. Reilly are both back playing the roles they were born for as video game characters unhappy with their strictly programmed routines. The original was a lovely surprise, so here’s hoping Disney can find a way to make lightning strike twice. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX

SECOND ACT: Jennifer Lopez plays a 40-yearold woman trying to reinvent her career on Madison Avenue. Lopez doesn’t get the respect she deserves as an actress, so hopefully this star vehicle can start to change things. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE: Finally, we nerds get a deep dive into the Spider-Man mythology in an animated masterpiece aimed at kids, adults and everyone in between. I mean, John Mulaney plays Peter Porker AKA Spider-Ham…a pig bitten by a radioactive spider. What else is there?! Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX

VICE: I’m not sure why anyone needs a movie about Dick Cheney unless it was about him finally getting tried for being a war criminal, but here we are. Are we supposed to empathize with him? Who is this movie for? Liberals who already hate him or conservatives who also hate him? Hard pass. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX, Sisters Movie House WELCOME TO MARWEN: From the vision-

ary director behind “Back to the Future” comes the story of an artist who built a miniature WWII town to help combat his brain trauma. An amazing story. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK: It’s not just this one! They added “Temple of Doom” and “The Last Crusade” also. They also added “Crystal Skull” to Netflix—but we don’t talk about that one anymore. Start your new year the right way: by watching Nazis get their faces melted off. Now Streaming on Netflix.

“Becoming Astrid”

FILM SHORTS By Jared Rasic


a Movie SCREEN Almost Escape Room Does the Unforgivable By Jared Rasic

“Escape Room” is “Hostel,” “Cube” and “The Game” mashed up into a Tofurky patty of clichés and almostrealized ambitions. “Escape Room” doesn’t quite deserve this fate. It’s definitely a mashup of about four or five other movies, but there’s enough originality to keep the movie moving along at a brisk pace... until the infuriating ending. The film follows a group of strangers who all receive an invitation to an escape room competition where the winner will go home with $10,000. The


The group found a different path to the Upside-Down.

participants don’t seem to have anything in common at first: There’s a student, a soldier, a stock broker, a truck driver, a drunk and a professional escape room competitor. The production design of the film is delightful, with each room of the competition being a bizarre and fun bit of strangeness. An upside-down dive bar, a creepy cabin in the woods and a deceptively deadly waiting room are just a few of the puzzles the group faces, and for most of the movie, it’s a surprisingly fun

(though PG-13 and bloodless) little horror flick. But then the ending happens and, for me at least, all goodwill goes out the window. The whodunit aspect of the move is pretty predictable, but it’s the very ending that really goes off the rails. No spoilers, but the film doesn’t have an ending. Instead, it just stops like it’s the pilot episode of a TV show, desperate for its audience to tune in next week. I know studios love money and they love cheaply made horror movies

that can be spun into gold with a dozen sequels, but that first movie in the series needs to tell a complete story. This isn’t “Lord of the Rings” where we already know that we’re getting one massive story broken into three parts. This is a 90-minute horror flick that literally looks at its audience in contempt and says, “Oh, you like that? Well, tune in to “Escape Room 2: Even Escapier” to see what happens next.” And you know what really sucks? I want to. I paid for the first two acts of a story and would like to see the third one. “Escape Room” is “Hostel,” “Cube” and “The Game” mashed up into a Tofurky patty of cliches and almost-realized ambitions. It’s honestly extremely fun and entertaining for almost its entire runtime, until the ending raises its middle finger, not only to its audience, but to the art of storytelling in general.  Escape Room


Dir. Adam Robitel Grade: D Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX, Redmond Cinema

Dawn Wall is a Delight for Doc Lovers Friday screening is free for BendFilm members By Teafly Peterson


nyone who loves documentary films knows this: the subject doesn’t really matter. The heart of a great documentary transcends its subject, and “The Dawn Wall” is no exception. BendFilm is bringing this film back to The Tower Theatre on Jan. 11, and it’s free for BendFilm members. “The Dawn Wall” tells the story of Tommy Caldwell and his quest to climb the notoriously difficult part of El Captain in Yosemite National Park, called the Dawn Wall. He’s joined in this massive feat by Kevin Jorgeson, a climber who practices “bouldering” and doesn’t know what larger climbs entail in terms of the gear and rigging. For six years, the two men train and practice along the various wall routes to determine the best path, Caldwell teaching Jorgeson the ins and outs of rock climbing along the way. The story gives you a thorough, if quick, understanding of Caldwell from his days of growing up, to being a young kid winning international climbing competitions, to turning pro and getting kidnapped while climbing in Kyrgyzstan in 2000 by local rebels. In fact, so many

Tommy Caldwell chalks up his hands on a rock face.

crazy things happen in the first 20 minutes of this film, you begin to wonder just what else could really match up to the drama. And yet that’s exactly what makes this film so great: the examination of why we do the things we do, what drives us and how we deal with failure, transcend pain and continue forward. “My preconceived limits were totally off base. That we are capable of so much more than we could ever really imagine,” Caldwell says at one point in the movie in reference to being kidnapped. From that you understand how time and perseverance are tools for this man to continue on with his life, regardless of

what comes at him. You don’t need to know or understand or even particularly like rock climbing to appreciate this film. The filmmakers do a great job of using an interview with rock climbing legend and writer John Long to help explain and educate viewers. His voice helps you understand just how difficult this is and how crazy it seems to everyone, even those deep in the climbing world. You also get to see the progression of Jorgeson as a climber, and how the media attention to the climb affected both. You see a whole world through the lens of traversing this difficult terrain.

It’s not just an enormous feat as a climber, but one for a filmmaker, too, to transcend the limits of the story of climbing to tell the story of life itself. The film opens with a writer from The New York Times asking Caldwell and Jorgeson this question: “What is the point of all this?” It’s the question that drives this movie. It comes again and again from news reporters commenting while they’re on the wall, to Ellen Degeneres who interviews them after the climb is complete. And it seems like an essential question about things that go beyond climbing; it’s the question that comes at you at every corner of life, whether you are on a rock wall or not. And it’s why this film will leave you cheering, the way all great sports films do, regardless if it’s your team doing the winning… or even if you don't particularly like the sport.  The Dawn Wall


Dirs. Josh Lowell, Peter Mortimer Grade: A Tower Theatre Fri., Jan. 11. 7pm   Tickets $15 for non-members



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very January, the studios frontload the movies they think are either hot garbage or that won’t make them any money. Usually, that first week of the new year gives us the worst horror and action movies we’ll see for the next 12 months. Every once in a while a great little movie will sneak in under the radar, but usually it’s a fairly safe bet that whatever you’re seeing is going to be trash.

OUTSIDE EVENTS ATHLETIC EVENTS Bend Area Running Community (BARF) Join us for a 3.5-mile loop through

Chicks in Bowls Ladies’ Night Curious

about skating, but a little intimidated to take on the skate park? Join Chick in Bowls Bend for a ladies-only night every Wednesday. Skate on whatever wheels you choose — skateboard, quad skates, roller blades or that old Razor scooter you got for Christmas when you were 12 — the sky’s the limit. Wednesdays, 7-9pm. Bearings Skateboard Academy, 615 SE Glenwood Dr. $10.

CORK Thursday Run Join us for a run from 3-5 miles. Stay afterward for a drink and food. All ability levels welcome along with friendly on leash dogs. Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Spoken Moto, 310 SW Industrial Way. Free. Expert Solutions to Common Injuries in Active Women A panel of local healthcare providers will present on treatment and prevention of common injuries found in active women. Jan. 17, 7pm. FootZone, 842 NW Wall St. Free.

Hump Day Run Celebrate getting over the

mid-week hump with runners of all paces. Bring a few bucks if you want to get a beer after! Wednesdays, 6pm. FootZone, 842 NW Wall St. Free.

Polar Bear 5k/10k Run/Walk Come

out and brave the cold as the course takes you through Redmond’s Beautiful Dry Canyon. All ages, and levels are welcome and encouraged. Jan. 12, 8:30am. St Thomas Academy, 1720 NW 19th St. Registration varies.

Pub Run to Sunriver Brewing Join Foot-

Zone and Cascade Relays for our first pub run of 2019 to Sunriver Brewing in Bend on Galveston! Complimentary beer awaits! Make sure you bring lights, reflective gear, and a buck to tip our awesome servers! Jan. 14, 5:30pm. FootZone, 842 NW Wall St. 541.317.3568. Free.

Redmond Running Group Run All levels

welcome. Find the Redmond Oregon Running Klub on Facebook for weekly run details. Saturdays, 8am. City of Redmond.

Rise and Run Early riser? This group is for

you! FootZoner Colton Gale will leads this run. All paces are welcome; 3-5 mile routes will


Saturday Coffee Run Marla Hacker will fa-

cilitate this group, which welcomes all paces for a 3-5 mile run on Saturdays. Bring a few bucks for coffee at a local shop afterwards with your new running buddies! Saturdays, 9am. FootZone, 842 NW Wall St. Free.

Tuesday Performance Group Maximize

your time with focused, intense efforts. All ages and abilities welcome. Sessions led by accomplished trail runner Max King. Tuesdays, 5:30pm. FootZone, 842 NW Wall St. Free.

Tuesday Rise and Run Early riser? This group is for you! FootZoner Colton Gale will lead this run. Meet Tuesdays at FootZone with lights and layers, and get your run done for the day! Tuesdays, 5am. FootZone, 842 NW Wall St. Free. Walk Up Pilot Butte Join JessBFit for this breathtaking walk up Pilot Butte. Stick around after the walk to learn how to use the pull-up bar station at the trail head for strength training and stretching. Tuesdays, 8-9am. Pilot Butte State Park, Pilot Butte State Park. 503-446-0803.

OUTDOOR EVENTS 10 Barrel Local’s Only Live music, 10 Bar-

rel brews, and making laps on Skyliner lift. Come hang out, grab a few beers, play a few games, and win some free swag! Location: Skyliner parking lot. Jan. 12, 11am-3:30pm. Mt. Bachelor, 13000 Century Drive.

Know Before You Go Avalanche Awareness Seminar A free basic avalanche awareness presentation aimed at highlighting introductory concepts and tools for traveling in avalanche terrain. Wed, Jan. 9, 6-8pm. Broken Top Bottle Shop, 1740 NW Pence Lane. Free.

Snowshoeing 101 Join Oregon Wild for a

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USASA 2018-19 Rail Jam #1 With a reputation for offering fun, fair events in a relaxed, competitive atmosphere, the Central Oregon USASA Series welcomes snowboarders and freeskiers of all ages and abilities and encourages everyone to participate. Jan. 13, 8am. Mt. Bachelor, 13000 Century Drive. Registration: $30/adv., $35/day of (ages 9 and under are free).



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Newts Deserve Respect, or Else… By Jim Anderson


ictor Berthelsdorf, who lives over in The Swamp on a farm near McMinnville, recently sent me an email with a photo of a great egret posing with a mouthful of rough-skinned newt. Berthelsdorf’s note read: “I was wondering what your take might be on this. Taken Dec. 13. Dazed & confused? Washing it off? Flipping the proverbial coin?” I wondered, too. Some amphibians can release powerful toxins to protect themselves from harm. That’s the meaning behind the newt’s scientific name. “Taricha” is the name some people give the toxic substance in the newt’s system, and “granulosa” is the description of its skin. I needed to know more about the impact of the toxin on birds, and sent an email off to my herpetologist pal, Al St. John in Bend, who put me in touch with herpetologist Chris Rambo, who steered me into AmphibiaWeb, where I found information that makes the mystery of the egret and the newt even more mysterious. The site left me with a lot of “what if’s,” such as: What if a bird as big as an egret eats a newt — will it die? Do all newts have the same amount of toxin? According to AmphibiaWeb, “When threatened by a predator, adult newts display a characteristic body posture called the unken reflex, a rigid U-shaped posture that reveals the bright orange ventral coloration. “During the unken reflex, eyes are closed, limbs extend laterally, the head is raised vertically, the back is depressed, and the tail is raised forward over the body. A release of toxic skin secretions accompanies the defensive posture.” Take a look at the posture of the newt in Victor’s photo — you can actually see the toxin oozing from the newt’s skin. And the experts have this to say about the toxins:

The final word: handle rough-skinned newts very carefully. “If the predator is not deterred by the unken reflex, the newt must rely on chemical defense. Adults possess tetrodotoxin (sometimes referred to as tarichatoxin), a potent neurotoxin that is concentrated in the skin, ovaries, muscles, and blood of adults. “It is one of the most toxic non-protein substances known, and it also occurs in pufferfishes and relatives. The skin from adult rough-skinned newts is several times more toxic than skin from other species of Taricha.”

Victor Berthelsdorf



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Some creatures seem immune to the newt’s toxin— but humans aren’t one of them.

There is considerable variation in the degree of toxicity of rough-skinned newts in different parts of their range. Skin extracts from Vancouver Island newts were at least 1,000 times less toxic than those of newts from the Willamette Valley. The rough-skinned newt is one of the most toxic animals known to science. There’s a story about a 29-year-old guy in Coos Bay who had been drinking heavily and swallowed a newt on a dare. Within 10 minutes, he complained of tingling in the lips. During the next two hours he was suffering with numbness and weakness and then experienced cardiopulmonary arrest. He died later, despite hospital treatment. In another case, toxin from a Taricha  entered a puncture wound on a scientist›s index finger, and he suffered 30 minutes of numbness up the arm into the shoulder, along with nausea and light-headedness. The final word: handle Roughskinned newts very carefully and wear plastic, throw-away gloves. Make sure your children leave them alone! And after you’ve finished handling any newt or salamander — or toad for good luck — WASH YOUR HANDS at least twice. So, what happened to Victor’s Great Egret? We don’t know, but I do know what will happen to you if you allow a newt’s toxin to invade your body. 



Winter Sky Watch

Start the new year off with celestial events over Central Oregon— including an upcoming lunar eclipse By Damian Fagan


n 2017, a total solar eclipse created a cosmic sensation across Central Oregon. The next total solar eclipse, laying a path of totality from Texas to Maine, will be April 8, 2024. So, what’s there to do in between? Answer: star party!

as well as the Orion Nebula—those and other winter constellations are best viewed outside under dark skies. Orion, Taurus, Cassiopeia, Gemini, Ursa Major and Ursa Minor are some of the major constellations visible in the winter sky. Those new to stargazing can download a Sky Map app to aid in star and constellaStarry, Starry Night tion identification. The winter night sky is a celesIn addition to viewing planets and tial treat for many reasons: crystalline stars, in early January, the Quadrantids nights, recognizable constellations, meteor shower will be visible over Cencruising comets, meteor showers, pass- tral Oregon. “This one is similar to the ing planets, distant galaxies, intriguing Geminids meteor shower in that the nebula and lunar delights. From back- meteorites originate from an asteroid yard viewing to an observatory excur- and not a comet,” said Tandy. Because sion, an intriguing array of bright stars it’s difficult to view meteors streaking and planets beckacross the slot of ons the winter sky On Jan. 20, around the dome, Tanobserver. dy recommends 6:30 p.m., selenophiles “We want viewing the showto show people (lovers of the moon) can er in an area with objects that they’ll a wide field of feast their eyes on a be able to see well,” view. said Grant Tan- blood moon eclipse. Lunar eclipse dy, Worthy Brewing Hopservatory manager and NASA On Jan. 20, around 6:30 p.m., seleambassador. “If the moon is out, we’ll nophiles (lovers of the moon) can feast look at it, but the benefit of the tele- their eyes on a blood moon eclipse. scope is those fainter objects, like the “Don’t forget to add the word ‘total’,” Pleiades, even though people can see said Ron Thorkildson, Sisters Astronothose stars with the naked eye.” Look- my Club chairperson. “The total lunar ing through the Hopservatory’s 16-inch eclipse will be entirely visible here in reflecting Ritchey-Chretién telescope Central Oregon.” The term “blood provides astounding peeks of planets moon” describes the eerie reddish colorand deep space objects. ation the eclipsed moon takes on as the Though the observatory will view Earth’s atmosphere filters out blue light, some of the constellation Orion’s allowing red light waves to pass through brightest stars—Betelgeuse and Rigel, and bathe the moon. The Hopservatory

and Sunriver’s Oregon Observatory will both host lunar eclipse viewing events.

benefits to migrating birds, energy savings, neighborhood safety and human health. Properly shielded outdoor lightSolar viewing ing and turning off unnecessary outdoor Astrophiles (star lovers) can vis- lights minimizes light pollution in metit the Oregon Observatory adjacent to ropolitan areas. Lights Out Bend partthe Sunriver Nature Center, open Fri- ners with observatories, municipalities day and Saturday nights throughout the and organizations to provide educationwinter, as well as Friday through Sun- al resources and advocacy for preservday for solar viewing. “At night, we’ll be ing the integrity of the night sky. It’s looking at Mars and amazing to think Uranus, as well as that people living For information on Solar and the Orion Nebula in large cities rarely Star Gazing Opportunities in and other galaxies,” view the night sky Central Oregon: said Bob Grossfeld, because of light polobservatory managlution. Worthy Brewing Hopservatory 495 NE Bellevue Dr., Bend er. “During the winSeeing the spec541-639-4776 ter time we don’t tacular winter sky run our big telemay not be the priOregon Observatory scope but have anymary reason visi57245 River Rd., Sunriver where from eight tors flock to Central 541-598-4406 to 12 different teleOregon, but it’s scopes set up to tainly a secondPine Mountain Observatory look at various ary reason. During 56100 Pine Mountain Rd., Bend objects.” During the my last visit to the 541-382-8331 evenings, staff use Hopservatory, there laser pointers to was an excited sixSisters Astronomy Club give constellation year-old kid from tours, pointing out Portland telling Wanderlust Tours key stars and how everyone he wanted 61535 S. Hwy 97 Ste 13, Bend to navigate from to be an astrophysi541-389-8359 one constellation cist. Not a fireman, to another. If the not the President. weather is uncoop“If I can get someerative, they hold a presentation inside. one interested enough in astronomy, even if it’s just from some hint that I’ve A case for dark skies given them, and for them to go home Preserving dark skies is a critical and start doing their own research, then aspect of stargazing, but also yields I’ve done my job,” said Tandy. 


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Gramping Her Style

My friend just joined a dating site for elite creative professionals. Unfortunately, it grabs your age from Facebook, so you can’t shave off years. At 50, she’s outside of most men’s search parameters—even older men’s. What gives?  —Concerned Aging is especially unkind to straight women on dating sites. At a certain point (usually age 46 on), women find their options narrowed to men who wear jewelry—the kind that sends the message, “I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up!” A study by psychologist Jan Antfolk and his colleagues looked at sex differences in the preferred age of romantic partners. They found—as have other researchers— that “women are interested in same-aged to somewhat older men” throughout their lives. Men, on the other hand, “show a tendency to be sexually interested in women in their mid-twenties,” a preference that emerges in their teen years and (sorry, ladies!) remains consistent as men age. And age. And age. Men’s continuing attraction to 20-something women makes evolutionary sense, as, the researchers note, “the highest fertility” in women “has been estimated to occur in the mid-twenties.” However, when older men are asked to think practically—when asked not which women are running naked through their mind at the checkout stand but whom they’d have a relationship with—women more similar in age have a shot. For example, research led by evolutionary social psychologist

Abraham Buunk found that “men of 60 years old would marry a woman of 55.” Unfortunately, the online dating world— with the seemingly endless stream of hot 20-something women—is not exactly fertile ground for practicality and realism. It isn’t that men on dating sites who are aging into the grandpa zone could necessarily get the 20-something chickies. But I suspect that these women’s mere presence—hordes and hordes of them—has what’s called an “anchoring effect.” This is a term from research on decision-making by psychologists Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman. They found that a person’s “initial exposure” (to a particular price, for example) “serves as a reference point and influences subsequent judgments about value.” Accordingly, in online dating, I suspect there’s a reference point that gets set—and it is 22 and bombshellicious and has yet to have a whole lot of meaningful contact with gravity. Putting this in a less depressing way, in seeking male partners, context matters. Your friend will have more interest from men when she’s in a room—in real life—where the female competition is limited in number and is around her age. She might have better luck in online dating at a site specifically for older people. Sites that aren’t for the over50 crowd only are likely to be a continuing disappointment—along the lines of “Hmm... could it be that I accidentally set my preferences to ‘wants to die alone in an avalanche of her own cats’?!”

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HEALTH & WELLNESS EVENTS Intro to Iyengar Yoga Learn correct align-

Aerial Silks Training Learn how to fly on ae-

Keto Insta-Pot Class Learn how to use an Insta-Pot to make bone broth and ghee. Jan. 17, 5:30-7:30pm. BrainWorks of Oregon, 2445 NE Division St. Suite 202. 541-639-8400. $20.

Bend Feng Shui Presents: Annual Energies Workshop Special: Bring a friend

MultiLevel AcroYoga Blends partner acro-

Brain Health Heal the brain and the body

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including beginners. Come fly with us! Ages 18+. Thursdays, 5:30-7pm and Sundays, 3-4:30pm. Central Oregon Aerial Arts, 20700 Carmen Loop, #120. $20/class, class packages avail. rial silks. Build confidence, courage and strength through play. Thursdays, 4-5:15pm. Silks Rising, 1560 NE First St., Suite 10. $20.

who has not attended before for free! Jan. 12, 1-3pm. Private Residence in Bend, RSVP for address. $35/adv., $40/door.

will follow. Jan. 9, 5:30-6:30pm. BrainWorks of Oregon, 2445 NE Division St. Suite 202. 541-6398400.

Breathwork & Ayerveda From a sub-con-

scious, heart-centered place, the mind releases old patterns and takes on new programming. Jan. 17, 6:30-7:45pm. The Blissful Heart ~ Crystal Sanctuary, 45 NW Greeley Ave. 760-4055547. $10.

Buddhist Mantras Chanting Explore

the spiritual insights and learn how to correctly chant mantras in Japanese. Reservations required. Mondays-Tuesdays-Thursdays-Fridays, 10:30am-4pm. Custom Built Computers Of Redmond, 439 SW 6th St. 541-848-1255.

Community Healing Flow A gentle flow

class by donation, which go to a local charity each month. Fridays, 4-5:15pm. Bend Community Healing Center, 155 SW Century Drive, Suite 133. By donation.

Dream Interpretation Class Dream

groups are devised to give people an opportunity to explore their dreams alongside others, in a supervised and gentle manner. Thursdays, 6:308pm. Riverside Wellness, 2955 N. Highway 97. $12/class, $90/10 classes.

Free yoga An hour of yoga with Shawn

Anzaldo. BYO yoga mat. Thursdays, noon-1pm. Princess Athletic, 945 NW wall St, Ste 150. Free.

Going Beyond Thoughts: A Guided Meditation with Shiv Join us for a Guided

Meditation where you will experience yourself beyond the thoughts that take your moment by moment attention to allow the space for your heart to receive self-love. Jan. 13, 2-3pm. Haelan House, 1183 NW Wall St., Suite B. $20.

Guided Meditation for Relaxation with Christine Frazer Join us for a free guided

meditation class led by Christine Frazer. All classes in January are free, but we are accepting donations for the non-profit Saving Grace. Thursdays, 6:45-7:30pm. The Blissful Heart ~ Crystal Sanctuary, 45 NW Greeley Ave. 541-233-7815. Free, donations accepted.

High on Life Force Using the inner technologies of kundalini yoga, breathwork and mantra, we will align our bodies, breath, and minds toward unification with our True Self. Tuesdays, 5:30pm & Fridays, 10:15am. The Hive, 205 NW Franklin Ave. $11/suggested donation.

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Boomer Fitness for an energetic, fun and challenging workout that develops strength, flexibility, agility, coordination and power. Call to reserve a space. For 60+ adults. Mondays-Wednesdays-Fridays, 10:15-11:30am. Smith Martial Arts and Fitness, 100 SE Bridgeford Blvd. Suite A. 541-233-6765. $15.

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ment to avoid injury and reduce stress through mindful awareness! Nadine Sims, teaching in Bend since 1998. Jan. 12, 1-2:15pm. Iyengar Yoga of Bend, 660 NE Third St. Free.



batics and yoga in a fun, safe and accessible way. No partner necessary. Tuesdays, 7:30-9pm. Tula Movement Arts, 2797 NW Clearwater Dr. $17.

local nonprofit Abilitree explain how individuals with disabilities can sign up for SSI benefits and maintain eligibility. Jan. 15, 7-8:30pm. Central Oregon Collective, 62070 27th St. Free.

Relax! Learn techniques for reducing and

managing stress on a daily basis; enjoy guided imagery and relaxation, breathing and mindfulness exercises. Thursdays, noon-1pm. Through Jan. 31. The Blissful Heart ~ Fireside, 105 NW Greeley Ave. 541-815-8901. $40/4-class series, $12/drop-in.

Relaxation and Meditation Experience

relaxing the body, mind and emotions. For those unable to drive, or want a lunch hour session, I am able to lead two people via phone. Please call to register. Mondays-noon. Bend Golf & Country Club, 61045 Country Club Dr. 971-217-6576. $10.

Restorative Yoga Workshop w/ Nancy Lumpkin Is the stress of daily life taking its toll on your well-being? Take time to relax, restore and rejuvenate with this extended-length Restorative Yoga Class. Jan. 12, 2-5pm. Namaspa Yoga Studio, 1135 NW Galveston Ave. $25/adv., $30/ door.

Tai Chi Taiji classes with Dr. Rob Neilson at

Hawthorn are in the Yang style of Taiji. Tuesdays, 8-9am. Hawthorn Healing Arts Center, 39 NW Louisiana Ave. Free.

Tai Chi w/ Grandmaster Franklin This holistic approach focuses on the entire body as well as the mental and spiritual aspects. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 9:45-10:45am. Terpsichorean Dance Studio, 1601 NW Newport Ave. 541-7979620. $70/month, 2 classes per week. The Vance Stance / Structural Reprograming Get to the root of why you are tight,

crooked and suffering. Only open to new students 3 times a year. Mondays, 12 and 6pm, Wednesdays, 6pm and Thursdays-noon Through Feb. 7. The Vance Stance Studio, 21173 Sunburst Court. 541-330-9070. $180.

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dance steps and high energy music for a workout that is bound to get your heart rate up, and your body moving, all while having fun! Tuesdays-Thursdays, 5:40-6:40pm. Get a Move On Studio, 63830 Clausen Drive, Suite 202. $8/class, $70/10 classes, first class free.

Vin/Yin Yoga Mondays-Thursdays, 3pm. First United Methodist Church, 680 NW Bond St. 541420-1587. By donation.

Vinyasa Yoga All level Vinyasa Flow class set to music with a focus on linking breath and movement, building strength and mental focus. Fridays, 11am and noon. Camp Victory Personal Training, 20370 Empire Ave., #C5. $10. Yoga Beyond the Mat We’ll move through

breathwork and a gentle yoga practice. 4-week class begins: Jan. 14, 5:30-6:45pm. Blissful Heart, 29 NW Greeley Ave.

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ASTROLOGY  By Rob Brezsny

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): In 1984, singer-songwriter John Fogerty released a new album whose lead single was “The Old Man Down the Road.” It sold well. But trouble arose soon afterward when Fogerty’s former record company sued him in court, claiming he stole the idea for “The Old Man Down the Road” from “Run Through the Jungle.” That was a tune Fogerty himself had written and recorded in 1970 while playing with the band Creedence Clearwater Revival. The legal process took a while, but he was ultimately vindicated. No, the courts declared, he didn’t plagiarize himself, even though there were some similarities between the two songs. In this spirit, I authorize you to borrow from a good thing you did in the past as you create a new good thing in the future. There’ll be no hell to pay if you engage in a bit of self-plagiarism.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book is a collection of fables that take place in India. Three movies have been made based on it. All of them portray the giant talking snake named Kaa as an adversary to the hero Mowgli. But in Kipling’s original stories, Kaa is a benevolent ally and teacher. I bring this to your attention to provide context for a certain situation in your life. Is there an influence with a metaphorical resemblance to Kaa: misinterpreted by some people, but actually quite supportive and nourishing to you? If so, I suggest you intensify your appreciation for it. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Virginia Woolf thought that her Piscean lover Vita Sackville-West was a decent writer, but a bit too fluid and effortless. Self-expression was so natural to Sackville-West that she didn’t work hard enough to hone her craft and discipline her flow. In a letter, Woolf wrote, “I think there are odder, deeper, more angular thoughts in your mind than you have yet let come out.” I invite you to meditate on the possibility that Woolf’s advice might be useful in 2019. Is there anything in your skill set that comes so easily that you haven’t fully ripened it? If so, develop it with more focused intention. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Computer-generated special effects used in the 1993 film Jurassic Park may seem modest to us now. But at the time they were revolutionary. Inspired by the new possibilities revealed, filmmakers like Stanley Kubrick, George Lucas, and Peter Jackson launched new projects they had previously thought to be beyond their ability to create. In 2019, I urge you to go in quest of your personal equivalent of Jurassic Park’s pioneering breakthroughs. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you may be able to find help and resources that enable you to get more serious about seemingly unfeasible or impractical dreams. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): I’m a big proponent of authenticity. I almost always advise you to be yourself with bold candor and unapologetic panache. Speak the truth about your deepest values and clearest perceptions. Be an expert about what really moves you, and devote yourself passionately to your relationships with what really moves you. But there is one exception to this approach. Sometimes it’s wise to employ the “fake it until you make it” strategy: to pretend you are what you want to be with such conviction that you ultimately become what you want to be. I suspect now is one of those times for you. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The students’ dining hall at Michigan State University serves gobs of mayonnaise. But in late 2016, a problem arose when 1250 gallons of the stuff became rancid. Rather than simply throw it away, the school’s Sustainability Officer came up with a brilliant solution: load it into a machine called an anaerobic digester, which turns biodegradable waste into energy. Problem solved! The transformed rot provided electricity for parts of the campus. I recommend you regard this story as a

metaphor for your own use. Is there anything in your life that has begun to decay or lose its usefulness? If so, can you convert it into a source of power? CANCER (June 21-July 22): If you grow vegetables, fruits, and grains on an acre of land, you can feed twelve people. If you use that acre to raise meat-producing animals, you’ll feed at most four people. But to produce the meat, you’ll need at least four times more water and twenty times more electric power than you would if you grew the plants. I offer this as a useful metaphor for you to consider in the coming months. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you should prioritize efficiency and value. What will provide you with the most bang for your bucks? What’s the wisest use of your resources?

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Modern kids don’t spend much time playing outside. They have fun in natural environments only half as often as their parents did while growing up. In fact, the average child spends less time in the open air than prison inmates. And today’s unjailed adults get even less exposure to the elements. But I hope you will avoid that fate in 2019. According to my astrological estimates, you need to allocate more than the usual amount of time to feeling the sun and wind and sky. Not just because it’s key to your physical health, but also because many of your best ideas and decisions are likely to emerge while you’re outdoors. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): NASA landed its robotic explorer Opportunity on Mars in January of 2004. The craft’s mission, which was supposed to last for 92 days, began by taking photos and collecting soil samples. More than 14 years later, the hardy machine was still in operation, continuing to send data back to Earth. It far outlived its designed lifespan. I foresee you being able to generate a comparable marvel in 2019, Virgo: a stalwart resource or influence or situation that will have more staying power than you could imagine. What could it be? LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In 1557, Welsh mathematician Robert Recorde invented the equals sign: =. Historical records don’t tell us when he was born, so we don’t know his astrological sign. But I’m guessing he was a Libra. Is there any tribe more skillful at finding correlations, establishing equivalencies, and creating reciprocity? In all the zodiac, who is best at crafting righteous proportions and uniting apparent opposites? Who is the genius of balance? In the coming months, my friend, I suspect you will be even more adept at these fine arts than you usually are. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): There’s a modest, one-story office building at 1209 North Orange Street in Wilmington, Delaware. More than 285,000 businesses from all over the U.S. claim it as their address. Why? Because the state of Delaware has advantageous tax laws that enable those businesses to save massive amounts of money. Other buildings in Delaware house thousands of additional corporations. It’s all legal. No one gets in trouble for it. I bring this to your attention in the hope of inspiring you to hunt for comparable situations: ethical loopholes and workarounds that will provide you with extra benefits and advantages. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): People in the Solomon Islands buy many goods and services with regular currency, but also use other symbols of worth to pay for important cultural events like staging weddings and settling disputes and expressing apologies. These alternate forms of currency include the teeth of flying foxes, which are the local species of bat. In that spirit, and in accordance with current astrological omens, I’d love to see you expand your sense of what constitutes your wealth. In addition to material possessions and funds in the bank, what else makes you valuable? In what other ways do you measure your potency, your vitality, your merit? It’s a favorable time to take inventory.

Homework: I’ve gathered all of the long-term, big-picture horoscopes I wrote for you:


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Prohibition Arguments Cannalyzed: On Mexico Smuggling By Josh Jardine


appy 2019, everyone! Let’s kick off the New Year with another installment of our series “Prohibition Arguments, Cannalyzed,” in which we examine arguments used by those who are anti-cannabis. This week, a favorite often cited by those who sport MAGA hats. Argument: “If you legalize cannabis, it just helps the criminal gangs like MIA smuggle even more cannabis into the country. It’s another reason we need that wall!” Perhaps you mean the criminal gang MS-13, and not the petite English performer MIA whose biggest crime was flipping off the audience at the Super Bowl in 2012.

“State marijuana legalization starting in 2014 did more to reduce marijuana smuggling than the doubling of Border Patrol agents or the construction of hundreds of miles of border fencing did from 2003 to 2009.” —DAVID BIER, CATO INSTITUTE But, no, that’s incorrect, and always has been an argument based on faulty logic. Why would someone smuggle in a product, especially one of far lesser quality that has had zero testing of pesticides, molds and purity into a market that now has that same tested product in abundance? Especially since cannabis is an agricultural product that’s better when fresh, and handled with greater care than a smuggled one would ever be? That’s akin to passing up freshly baked scones from your neighborhood bakery because you have a guy who can get you potentially moldy eight-month-old Little Debbies, flattened between two weighted pallets. The Cato Institute, a public policy research institute, thought this sounded like a falsehood, because it is, and did some analysis which determined that no, cannabis legalization actually drastically reduces the amount of cannabis being smuggled into the U.S. For context for any youngsters reading, our wonderful neighbors in Mexico were once the main provider of cannabis to the U.S. From a policy analysis by David Bier, published in December by the Cato Institute: “The United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime estimated that drug smugglers imported twothirds of all marijuana consumed in the United States. A 2010 study estimated that Mexican marijuana alone accounted for 40 to 67 percent of all U.S. consumption.” Our cannabis consumption rates are some of the highest in the world. In 2016, nearly 36 million of us partook, and the cannabis market was



valued at just over $56 billion. Since 2014, when states began implementing recreational cannabis programs, imports have fallen rapidly and in great numbers. How much so? Per the Cato report, “Following the full legalization of marijuana sales in six states beginning with Colorado and Washington in fiscal year (FY) 2014, the rate of seizures (of cannabis) by Border Patrol declined 78 percent, from 114 pounds per agent in FY 2013 to 25 pounds per agent in FY 2018. Total marijuana seizures by all Department of Homeland Security (DHS) agencies declined by nearly 2 million pounds from FY 2013 to FY 2017.” Greater nationwide access to domestically produced cannabis can be linked to the reduction of imports. Currently, one in six of us live in states with a recreational cannabis program. Soon, Michigan, Massachusetts and Maine will implement their rec programs, bringing that number to nearly one in four. All of this isn’t helping the bottom line of producers of Mexican cannabis, with prices falling between 50 and 70 percent after U.S. legalization programs began. Now, about that “great wall” we all so “desperately need,” which is going to further reduce all the cannabis which is no longer being smuggled into the U.S.? Actually, no. That’s not real. Again, from the Cato report: “Given these trends, a border wall or more Border Patrol agents to stop drugs between ports of entry makes little sense. From FY 2003 to FY 2009, Border Patrol doubled its workforce and constructed hundreds of miles of fences, yet this increased enforcement did not reduce marijuana smuggling. Each agent annually seized virtually the same quantity of marijuana through 2013, indicating roughly the same overall inflow of the illegal substance. State marijuana legalization starting in 2014 did more to reduce marijuana smuggling than the doubling of Border Patrol agents or the construction of hundreds of miles of border fencing did from 2003 to 2009.” Establishing nationwide legalized recreational cannabis programs would, in theory, eliminate illegal cannabis imports, which would allow the border patrol to focus its efforts on drugs like fentanyl, methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin—all drugs that anyone, regardless of political affiliation, can agree are a greater threat to our citizens than cannabis.

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