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While the threats posed by climate change are daunting and can seem insurmountable, a window remains in which to act. But that window is closing fast. That’s why local environmental activists are joining together to hold the Bend Climate March in conjunction with the UN climate talks in Paris. Adding to that global conversation is the Letters to the Future project, a collaboration by alternative news media outlets across the country. What’s your take on addressing climate change? Sound off by sending a (signed) letter to the Editor.

> GO SMALL OR GO (CLOSE TO) HOME The holiday shopping season is upon us and while many shoppers are gearing up for an epic Black Friday (which may or may not start on Thursday), local retailers are hopeful that Central Oregonians will save some of that love for Small Business Saturday. In FEATURE, we take a look at the economic impact of keeping holiday dollars in the community and profile a handful or truly small shops.

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There’s a certain type of person who typically attends performances by string groups, and the average age is, well, not young. Portland Cello Project flips that script by drawing on the cello’s melodic tones to cover a wide range of styles from classical and indie rock to pop and hip-hop (seriously, their cover of Kanye West’s “All Of the Lights” is a thing of surprising beauty). In SOUND, we talk to the group about how the approach their unconventional arrangements.



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While the comic strip Peanuts is considered a children’s classic, it has its share of adult fans. In CULTURE, we talk to the actor who plays Charlie Brown about the lifetime impact of the sad little fella’s storyline on his development as an actor.

> TAKING THE SCENIC ROUTE While the wintery weather may not inspire long bike rides through the Central Oregon landscape, plans are in the works to designate a portion of the roadway that passes by the Painted Hills as an Oregon Scenic Bikeway. In OUTSIDE, we take a look at how the plans are shaping up and how the public can chime in.


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The “Misguided Tourism” piece was spot on. Aside of St. Charles, the beer business, and construction there is no major industry here to employ our hapless newbies. Were you here in 2009? Do you not recognize that the same corrupt business people, their companies, and market dynamics are ready to strike again, with impunity? A tourism-based employment base is what it is: seasonal, highly cyclical, and vulnerable. I guess the silver lining of another recession here is that there will be plenty of vacant homes and rentals, as construction evaporates. But the real masterpiece was “Bend Landlord Rebuttals.” I’m still trying to envision the Benevolent Landlord/Investor. Mr. Bailey is clearly a “self-made” man. I mean really, 3 (not just 1) paper routes as a teenager. But let’s face it: Investors are investors, meaning that they should understand the risk and rewards of investing. The inherent costs of owning property (imagine routine maintenance, capital improvements every now and then, and taxes) are inescapable. But unless you’re stupid, you knew that going in. Yet you invested! I particularly have little sympathy for the droves of opportunistic buzzards that descended on this town after the recession, many of whom don’t even live here. So please, enough with your sacrifice and enough about the service you are providing by renting property here. If you weren’t making money you wouldn’t be doing it. But I will give you this: You nailed the profile of our beloved Bend Millennial Drifters, right down to the non-stop smart phone, lattes, and tats. They are an entitled lot, they contribute little to the community other than beer sales, and they are multiplying like rabbits. —Harry Williamson

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Last week’s Opinion Letters were most interesting. Highly accurate and thoughtful assessments in “Reply to Housing Pressure” and “Bend’s Misguided Tourism Focus.” I’d agree that Bend’s reactive City Council (or at least a couple of members) is finally beginning to understand the nature of classic planning tools, not the least of which is zoning. And, yes, the UGB is long-term. But it does represent the State’s interest in curbing urban sprawl and out-of-control growth, which Bend is deftly pursuing. It is disheartening to hear our local leaders pronounce rapid growth as inevitable given Bend’s incredible appeal. That’s just plain wrong! Smart, limited growth is possible, as many progressive (and equally desirable) communities in America have proven. It’s OK to admit the obvious, that our local government’s ineptitude and lack of vision and the City’s crumbling infrastructure are proof that Bend needs to pause and catch up before we turn the Chamber, business boosters, and opportunistic developers loose, untethered. For example, my street, Linster St., lies a half a block from Wall St., in town. As it was in 1900, it is an unmaintained dirt road. And I can assure you that not one dime of the proposed gas tax proceeds will change that. Some of that money will be spent on potholes downtown, but most will go to subsidize gateways to new development on the Eastside. Trust me.


I have been a reader of TSW for many years and for many years it had frustrated me to read submitted letters by people too cowardly to sign their name. Good move on your part with your new policy of requiring the writer’s signature. —John Sabo I’m very pleased to read of your decision to require signed letters to the editor. I’ve always thought that those with something to say should say it, not hide behind it. —William T. Castell About time! I’ve been challenging you for ten years to somewhat legitimize your publication by disallowing contribution from cowards lacking the conviction to sign their names to their writings. —Jon Jegglie

IN REPLY TO “NO LICENSE TO DRIVE” (11/19) Get documentation showing that the immigrant has started the citizenship process and I think it’s fair to give them the PRIVILEGE to a driver’s license. Then again, like the article says, “the measure passing won’t change anything.” This means those who are illegally here and have no license will continue driving. I have no issues with immigration from any country, as long as the immigrants are working on their citizenship. I want newcomers to this country to pay in to social security and everything else that entails being an American citizen. —Brent Howk But shouldn’t the lawsuit be against the people of Oregon who created the Initiative and voted for this measure with 66 percent? Or does the state have the ability to deny an initiative on the ballot on unconstitutional would then be libel? And would this require citizenship or that the person wanting a license is in the process of working towards citizenship? Inquiring minds want to know. —Doug Cristafir

GOOD MORNING BEND…TIME TO WAKE UP! I could devote this diatribe to grousing about the hoards of refugees fleeing the socio/political/ ecological grease fire that we call California. I could grumble about the hideously inappropriate location of the new OSU campus. But hey, game over there. And, in spite of those smarmy patronizing “I Believe” ads, I predict that, post-mortem, some reporter will actually do some legitimate journalistic investigation and uncover the fact that someone—or people—who made a bundle on the deal. It’s always all about the money. What I do want to gripe about is Bend’s rotting and woefully inadequate traffic infrastructure. Bend’s growth (some might say cancerous) is in-

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evitable. It’s time to wake up and try to get ahead of it. I suggest the following: 1. Do a better job of syncing traffic lights, shorten some, lengthen others. 2. After green, convert all left-turn arrows to blinking amber. 3. Require every-other-car merging at circles during peak commute/schools out times. 4. Ban studded tires or, at the very least, tax the hell out of them.

LETTER OF THE WEEK Walt: While we can’t say that we agree with all your points, we do appreciate a letter that goes beyond garden-variety belly aching to actually offer concrete suggestions. Have a cup of joe at Palate on us and keep thinking about solutions.

5. Spend money… lots of it… upgrading, adding (at least two new E/W arterials) and maintaining our roads. And here’s how I’d fund it:

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1. Stop approving the Parks & Rec bonds (they’re flush and we don’t need any new parks—just take care of the ones we have). 2. I’d gladly pay a 10¢/gallon road improvement tax providing not one penny goes to other uses or for adding more paper-pushing bureaucrats.

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3. Find a way to tap some of that dedicated money flowing to BP&R and tourist promotion. Tourists use and abuse our roads too. They should shoulder some of the cost. And besides, the word’s out. We really don’t need to continue with the “Visit Bend” hyper-hype. —Walt Tomsic “Do “Doyou yousmell smell cranberry? cranberry? Because BecauseIIsmell smell cranberry.” cranberry.”

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very time a terrorist group that aligns itself with Islam attacks, we see a backlash against the peaceful Muslim majority. And while the most recent acts of terrorism occurred in “far away lands,” their aftershocks can be felt even in Central Oregon.

for evaluating Syrian refugees that typically takes 18-24 months to complete to ensure that none are attempting to enter the country under false or nefarious pretenses. It also fails to explain in what way Syrian refugees threaten our “way of life.”

Following the attacks in Paris, governors of multiple states came out with statements saying they would not accept Syrian refugees—despite the fact that they don’t actually have the authority to turn refugees away, and that most Syrians are fleeing the Daesh (also known as ISIS), not trying to join them. Even Oregon Gov. Kate Brown was initially silent on the issue, though she eventually issued a statement of support.

But the growing movement to keep Syrian refugees out is more than just flawed foreign policy, it’s a red flag signaling the start of a slippery slope marked by fear and ignorance. This cold welcome is already drawing comparisons to refugee crisis created by the Holocaust. And while that analogy might seem extreme, it should be taken seriously. When a presidential candidate, and one currently enjoying the top spot among Republicans in the polls, seriously suggests creating a registry of Muslims in America, it’s a grave wake-up call.

“Clearly, Oregon will continue to accept refugees. They seek safe haven and we will continue to open the doors of opportunity to them,” Brown wrote on Twitter. “The words on the Statue of Liberty apply in Oregon just as they do in every other state.” But not all Oregon lawmakers seem to agree. Two of them, Rep. Kurt Schrader (a Democrat) and Rep. Greg Walden (the Republican representing Central Oregon), both voted last Thursday to block Syrian and Iraqi refugees from resettling in the United States. That bill passed the U.S. by a wide margin of 289-137. “The terrorist attacks in Paris make clear just how serious the growing threat of ISIS is to the free world,” Walden said in a statement following the bill’s passage. “While our nation has a strong tradition of welcoming people who are seeking a better life, we cannot allow terrorists to take advantage of our compassion. It would be reckless and dangerous to bring in more Syrian refugees to this country until the government can ensure that none among them poses a security threat to the American people and our way of life.” Walden’s statement ignores the fact that the United States already has a stringent process

It can be easy to think that all this has nothing to do with us. After all, we’re a mostly white community with an exceptionally small number of Arab or Muslim residents, and we’re unlikely to see many Syrian refugees resettled in Central Oregon. But this anti-refugee sentiment, which knows no geographic bounds, is a symptom of a larger ill. It’s our fear of the other, our unwillingness to see those with different backgrounds as part of the same social fabric. One needs look no further than Dallas, Oregon, where a City Councilor recently went on a social media tirade against both Muslims and transgender students. Or Lewis and Clark College, where a black student was recently assaulted following racist rants on the app Yik Yak. By failing to see the common humanity in those who are different from us, we fall prey to the kind of tyranny this country was founded to escape. And that’s where the real danger lies. Not in Syrians fleeing a brutal civil war, but in our own festering hatred fueled by fear. The whole point of terrorism is to make people fearful. But that only works if we give into its demands.



FROM BEND TO PARIS Local organizers say climate action can’t wait

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n conjunction with the 21st United Nations Conference on Climate Change, Bend organizations are teaming up for the People’s Climate March on Nov. 29. The Bend march was scheduled to occur simultaneously with the Paris climate march, but all events that were set to take place on public streets have been cancelled due to increased security following the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks that claimed 128 lives. The Paris Climate Conference is still scheduled to take place from Nov. 29 through Dec. 11. The goal of the 21st Conference of Parties talks is to reach an agreement that will hold U.N. member states accountable for adhering to a carbon emissions reductions goal—with a tentative five-year review—to check their progress. The earth’s projected temperature rise is fueling the need for change, according to the COP21 website, and studies and reports submitted by countries showing their current emissions indicate if current carbon rates continue, the earth’s average temperature could rise by as little as 2 degrees or as many as 6 degrees in the next 100 years. In 1992, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change recognized human-caused climate change, but no comprehensive international agreement has been established and enforced to help reduce carbon emissions. Since then, the consensus among 97 percent of scientists publishing studies in peer-reviewed journals concur the earth’s rising temperature is likely human caused, according to NASA. But the Bend People’s Climate March organizers say this global problem can be addressed with smaller steps, beginning with state and city laws and actions down to small habits people can implement in their homes on a daily basis to be more climate


tipping point.

Bend march organizer Joanne Richter is a watershed scientist who decided to form a steering committee to make climate change action a priority.

“The United Nations has realized for very long [time] that it’s not only nations it’s cities, too, and cities provide 70 to 80 percent of the carbon emissions,” Hodiak says. If climate change becomes a legislative priority, Oregon can get ahead of what could potentially affect its agriculture and outdoor jobs. “The main thing is for us in Central Oregon is we are facing a lot of risk…and that’s why we’re asking our lawmakers to move forward on this in order to protect our citizens and our businesses because Oregon farmers, beer makers, ranchers, wineries, and retail businesses are forecast to have projected losses and risks from climate change.”

“There are several things that I would like to see happen to raise awareness about climate change,” she says. “It’s real, it’s human caused, and we’re experiencing climate change in Bend with our snowpack, higher freezing level, and we’re not getting snow at lower elevations.” The steering committee is composed of 350 Deschutes, Central Oregon Landwatch, Bend YouCAN, The Environmental Center, the Citizen’s Climate Lobby, the Oregon Natural Desert Association, and the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal club. Richter says the purpose of the event is to bring attention to the climate talks. “We want to educate folks and let them know what they can personally do to combat climate change,” she says. Richter recommends replacing light bulbs with LEDs, making sure your home is properly insulated, keeping an eye on your thermostat, and being mindful of turning off your car instead of idling, she says. “Every little small action like that adds up to help reduced greenhouse gas.” She adds that the committee is also “advocating to keep fossil fuels in the ground”—especially the ones under public lands. Richter says fossil fuel extraction “has to stop.” Diane Hodiak with 350 Deschutes, the local chapter of a national grassroots climate group, says many people feel the Paris Climate Conference may be the last opportunity to make a significant commitment to reducing carbon emissions in order avoid what scientists are calling the catastrophic

While the City has some policies in place, Hodiak is concerned that Bend doesn’t have a comprehensive climate plan like Eugene, Ashland, Corvallis, and Portland. She says this specific plan incorporates policies addressing everything from infrastructure—like eco-roofs and green streets—to clean air, transportation, and waste reduction encompassing protection for citizens’ health and economic well being. Senior Policy Analyst Gillian Ockner with the City of Bend explains what actions the City has taken. “We have a Strategic Energy Management Plan with energy use reduction goals, a commute trip reduction program, and plans for reduction of vehicle miles traveled through the MPO,” she says. In 2007, the City adopted the Mayor’s Climate Protections Agreement, which urged state and federal governments to reduce the fossil fuel dependence and develop clean energy resources. Today, Ockner says the City has “initiated actions on almost all of the items listed in the 2007 Council Resolution. We are on track to meet our goal of reducing electrical

Bend City Councilors adopted and approved several resolutions during the Nov. 18 work session and regular meeting. The Council voted to unanimously authorize the purchase of six ambulances and emergency medical equipment for up to 1.6 million dollars. A resolution allowing upgrades for wastewater treatment was also adopted. The Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan Agreement with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality was approved for $12,200,000.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture made millions of dollars available to owners of farmlands, wetlands, and grasslands to help restore and protect their natural lands. The Natural Resources Conservation Service Oregon is accepting applications until Jan. 15 for the 2016 Agricultural Conservation Easement Program—which provides resources helping landowners to conserve wetlands and agricultural lands. The purpose of the program is to protect the United States’ food supply by not allowing non-agricultural use of working food-producing lands. The funds are also intended to help preserve crucial water resources and wildlife lands.

Business Oregon and Governor Kate Brown announced a commitment of $250,000 in grants to support nonprofits, public agencies, and entrepreneurial programs in rural areas. The new rural entrepreneurship program will help expand business opportunities for people living throughout the state. In August, the state made an investment to help strengthen Oregon startups.

The Colorado Bridge opened on Friday, Nov. 20. Areas of downtown will be closed from 9 am until noon on Thanksgiving Day for the I Like Pie Run.

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A special Bend City Council meeting will be held on Monday, Nov. 30. The public will have a chance to address the Council about the proposed fuel tax ballot measure. The City Council will also have a work session on text amendments to the Bend Municipal Code and the Bend Development Code for Marijuana Businesses and Licensing Program.

N and natural gas consumption of City-owned facilities by 15 percent from baseline by the end of 2016.”



Ockner says Bend has a number of energy reducing policies in place that include installing solar panels on its parking garage, and using LED bulbs, replacing motors and pumps within the utilities systems with smaller and more efficiently operating motors. All City of Bend employees are also encouraged to walk, bike, take the bus, or carpool to work. Bend City Councilor Nathan Boddie will speak at the Climate March. He says climate change is important to him and the City is in need of a comprehensive climate plan. “I think it would be hard to find anybody who doesn’t find climate change threatening,” he says. “It’s threatening from a natural resources perspective, habitat loss, fisheries, wildlife, and economics.” Boddie says that this Council recognizes the need to work on addressing climate change “particularly since the City gets a lot of its drinking water from snow melt. We don’t have big reservoirs; we have a big snowpack or we don’t—in the case of last year—and then we could be in trouble.” Hodiak says the list of things people can do to reduce climate change is endless. She says eating meat largely contributes to greenhouse gas emissions. “Animals and livestock predominately contribute a minimum of 15 to 20 percent of carbon emissions on the planet, and the UN has pretty much said that eating meat is unsustainable,” she explains. Other smaller steps people can take are simple things like

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biking, walking, and taking the bus more. “Vote for climate policy, it brings economic benefits, jobs, and [a better] quality of life to Bend.” Councilor Boddie says, “The other thing that we can do locally is support the regional efforts that do start to chip away at that more global problem.” He adds that two thirds of energy in Bend comes from coal. “This is [from] the industrial revolution era and it’s a really nasty way to make energy. It’s bad for health, it’s expensive and…all this coal imported from Idaho, Montana, Wyoming.” At the Bend Climate March, Boddie will be

talking about why he’s supporting a ballot imitative for Nov. 2016 that he says “will get Pacific Power and Oregon off of coal fired power in a sort of sustained, thoughtful way over the next 20 to 30 years, which will actually improve the economic viability of pacific power and our rate payer.” He adds, “And it also brings people together from different parts of the economic, environmental business world in the community and the more those people in groups come together and talk to each other, the more likely we are to be able to work together.”

will include speakers and music by iChiringa! March participants will travel along Wall Street, Greenwood Avenue, Bond Street, and Franklin Avenue. Organizing the March is not only important for Richter; she understands the problem will continue to get worse for younger generations. “As a scientist and mom, I felt compelled to build steering committee, but as my daughter’s generation has to deal with it, it’s a moral imperative to do something about this now.”

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LETTERS TO THE FUTURE Scientists, authors, and activists predict the outcome of the upcoming UN Climate Talks in Paris orld leaders from more than 190 countries will convene in Paris during the first two weeks of December for the long-awaited United Nations Climate Change Conference. Will the governments of the world finally pass a binding global treaty aimed at reducing the most dangerous impacts of global warming … or will they fail in this task?

Letters to the Future, a national project involving more than 40 alternative weeklies across the United States, set out to find authors, artists, scientists, and others willing to get creative and draft letters to future generations of their own families, predicting the success or failure of the Paris talks—and what came after. Some participants were optimistic about what is to come—some not so much. We hereby present some of their visions of the future.


Dear Grandchildren, I can only imagine the wonderful world you are growing up in. I think of that world—your future—almost every day. I think about how to make sure it is a place where all your hopes and dreams can come true. A long time ago, my parents traveled across the world from Korea to the United States in search of a brighter future for me and my sisters. Today, I am writing you from Paris, a city that I have traveled across the world to get to, in order to make sure the world does the same for you. I’m fighting for you, for everyone in your generation across the world, to ensure that

you have more than a fighting chance at that bright future. A world without the dangers of global climate change is the world that you will inherit. What is climate change? Never heard of it? I’m so very glad if you haven’t. Let me try to explain. I warn you though, this can be kind of scary. When we first started building up our cities, roads, and towns in what was called the Industrial Revolution, we burned all sorts of fuels—coal, oil, and natural

gas. While these things helped us heat our homes, drive our cars, and expand our cities, we didn’t realize that they also clouded our air, dirtied our water, and made us sick. More than that, the burning of all those fuels made our planet sick. All the other animals and plants that we share this world with were getting sick too. The planet became warmer, which created a mixed up chaos of terrible hurricanes, tornadoes, raging wildfires, drought and increased hunger, growing rates of asthma and lung disease, and the extinction of animals at an unprecedented rate. So my dear grandchildren, we faced a choice. We could keep doing what we had been doing, or we could make the choice to take a stand for our future—your future and the planet’s future—by creating the framework to begin to

move away from this scary legacy. The wind turbines and solar panels that power your world, electric cars, high-speed trains, and solar airplanes weren’t so commonplace in my time. They required a revolution in how we think about energy, about our relationship to the world, about our faith in our own capacity to innovate and change. What took us so long? Sigh. It’s a long story, but like many of the children’s books you grew up with, it was a story of greed, short-sightedness, and wizards with too much gold. But against these challenges, sometimes with great bravery, people— young and old from every nation—stood up and demanded that we take the steps to curb this terrible scourge. I hope you will know this to be true. I hope you will remember that many years ago, your grandma and many others across the world stood up and demanded that we make the world a better place. I hope you know that it was a difficult path, just like my parents so many years ago. And I hope you know we did it thinking of you and the future you now inherit. Rhea Suh is the president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, a nonprofit environmental advocacy organization.

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one of the big changes we made toward the sustainable food system you are lucky enough to take for granted.

Dear Future Family, I know you will not read this note until the turn of the century, but I want to explain what things were like back in 2015, before we figured out how to roll back climate change. As a civilization we were still locked into a zero-sum idea of our relationship with the natural world, in which we assumed that for us to get whatever we needed, whether it was food or energy or entertainment, nature had to be diminished. But that was never necessarily the case.

A teacher, author, and speaker on the environment, agriculture, the food industry, society, and nutrition, Pollan’s letter is adapted from an interview in Vice Magazine.

By Michael Pollan



In our time, the U.S. Department of Agriculture still handed out subsidies to farmers for every bushel of corn or wheat or rice they could grow. This promoted a form of agriculture that was extremely productive and extremely destructive—of the climate, among other things. Approximately one-third of the carbon then in the atmosphere had formerly been sequestered in soils in the form of organic matter, but since we began plowing and deforesting, we’d been releasing huge quantities of this carbon into the atmosphere. At that time, the food system as a whole—that includes agriculture, food processing, and food transportation—contributed somewhere between 20 to 30 percent of the greenhouse gases produced by civilization—more than any other sector except energy. Fertilizer was always one of the biggest culprits for two reasons: it’s made from fossil fuels, and when you spread it on fields and it gets wet, it turns into nitrous oxide, which is a much more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. Slowly, we convinced the policy makers to instead give subsidies to farmers for every increment of carbon they sequestered in the soil. Over time, we began to organize our agriculture so that it could heal the planet, feed us, and tackle climate change. This began with shifting our food system from its reliance on oil, which is the central fact of industrial agriculture (not just machinery, but pesticides and fertilizers are all oil-based technologies), back to a reliance on solar energy: photosynthesis. Carbon farming was one of the most hopeful things going on at that time in climate change research. We discovered that plants secrete sugars into the soil to feed the microbes they depend on, in the process putting carbon into the soil. This process of sequestering carbon at the same time improved the fertility and water-holding capacity of the soil. We began relying on the sun—on photosynthesis—rather than on fossil fuels to feed ourselves. We learned that there are non-zero-sum ways we could feed ourselves AND heal the earth. That was just

MY ENDLESS SKY By Stephen K. Robinson

Dear Future Robinsons, Back around the turn of the century, flying to space was a rare human privilege, a dream come true, the stuff of movies (look it up), and an almost impossible ambition for children the world around. But I was one of those fortunates. And what I saw from the cold, thick, protective windows of the Space Shuttle is something that, despite my 40 years of dreaming (I was never a young astronaut), I never remotely imagined. Not that I was new to imagining things. As you may know, I was somehow born with a passion for the sky, for flight, and for the mysteries of the atmosphere. I built and flew death-defying gliders, learned to fly properly, earned university degrees in the science of flight, and then spent the rest of my life exploring Earth’s atmosphere from below it, within it, and above it. My hunger was never satisfied, and my love of flight never waned at all, even though it tried to kill me many times. As I learned to fly in gliders, then small aircraft, then military jets, I always had the secure feeling that the atmosphere was the infinite “long delirious burning blue” of Magee’s poem, even though of all people, I well knew about space and its nearness. It seemed impossible to believe that with just a little more power and a little more bravery, I couldn’t continue to climb higher and higher on “laughter-silvered wings.” My life was a celebration of the infinite gift of sky, atmosphere, and flight. But what I saw in the first minutes of entering space, following that violent, life-changing rocket-ride, shocked me. If you look at Earth’s atmosphere from orbit, you can see it “on edge”—gazing towards the horizon, with the black of space above and the gentle curve of the yes-it’s-round planet below. And what you see is the most exquisite, luminous, delicate glow of a layered azure haze holding the Earth like an ethereal eggshell. “That’s it?!” I thought. The entire sky—MY endless sky—was only a paper-thin, blue wrapping of the planet, and looking as tentative as frost. And this is the truth. Our Earth’s atmosphere is fragile and shockingly tiny—maybe four percent of the planet’s volume.

Of all the life we know about, only one species has the responsibility to protect that precious blue planet-wrap. I hope we did, and I hope you do. Your ancestor, Stephen K. Robinson After 36 years as an astronaut—with a tenure that included four shuttle missions and three spacewalks—Robinson retired from NASA in 2012. He is now a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of California, Davis.

WILD THINGS Alexis Bonogofsky

Dear Future Montanans, I have asked that you not open this note until 2115. There is a place I want you to go to read this letter, the place where I wrote it. It is a river valley in southeast Montana that thousands of people fought to protect from a massive coal mine in my time. We won. For centuries before me people cherished and protected this land you are sitting on and I have no doubt they are still doing so in your time. I know this because people will always come for what is underneath the ground in the Tongue River country. Our fights do not have an end; they are passed down from one generation to the next. Your Montana, no doubt, is a much different place than my Montana. Although you are a hundred years and thousands of miles away from the 2015 Paris Climate Summit, what happened there was consequential to your life. The climate treaty that emerged was historic but it did not save us. Decades of political timidity and inaction put things into motion that could not be undone. The treaty did not save the glaciers in Glacier National Park (have they renamed it yet?) or the wildlife that could not adapt or the people that live on the coasts. I never put much faith in the idea that pieces of paper produced by governments create change. I have faith in the land. I have faith in people. I know promises made by politicians only have meaning when the people make them have meaning. If you are living in a world where we have managed to mitigate the most severe impacts of climate change it isn’t because governments agreed to reduce climate emissions at Paris; it is because while world leaders were negotiating in board rooms, citizens were shutting down coal plants, stopping coal mines, protecting their homelands, and taking control. It is because we took what they gave us, said it wasn’t enough, and demanded

N more the next year, the year after, and the year after. We mourned deeply for what we knew we had already lost and yet had the courage to move forward. It was our only option. Only you know how we did. Be still for a moment, the wild things might let you see them. A young Montana goat rancher, writer, and climate change activist, Bonogofsky is featured in the new documentary This Changes Everything, based on Naomi Klein’s book of the same name.

By Annie Leonard

It’s hard to imagine writing to the granddaughter of my own daughter, but if you’re anything like her—strong, smart, occasionally a little stubborn—then I have no doubt the world is in good hands. By now your school should have taught you about climate change, and how humans helped to bring it about with our big cars, big homes, big appetites, and an endless desire for more stuff. But what the teachers and textbooks may not have passed on are the stories of incredible people that helped make sure the planet remained beautiful and livable for you. These are stories of everyday people doing courageous things, because they couldn’t stand by and watch communities poisoned by pollution, the Arctic melt, or California die of fire and drought. They couldn’t bear to think of New Orleans under water again, or New York lost to a superstorm. Right now, as politicians weigh options and opinion polls, people are organizing and uprising. It’s amazing to see and be a part of. In the year that led up to the 2015 meeting of global leaders on climate change in Paris, kayakers took to the water to stop oil rigs. Nurses, musicians, grannies, preachers, and even beekeepers, took to the streets. The message was loud and clear: “We want clean, safe, renewable energy now!” Were it not for this glorious rainbow of people power, I don’t know whether President Obama would have stepped up and canceled oil drilling in the Alaskan Arctic or the sale of ten billion tons of American coal, that were set to tip the planet towards climate chaos. But he did. This paved the way for an era of unprecedented innovation, as entrepreneurs and academics fine-tuned the best ways to harness the unlimited power of our wind, waves, and sun, and make it available to everyone. We’ve just seen the first ever oceanic crossing by a solar plane and I can only imagine what incredible inventions

I want to tell you about this because there was a time we didn’t think any of it was possible. And there may be times when you face similar challenges. Generations before you have taken acts of great courage to make sure you too have all the joys and gifts of the natural world—hiking in forests, swimming in clean water, breathing fresh air. If you need to be a little stubborn to make sure things stay that way, so be it. Onwards! Annie Currently the Executive Director of Greenpeace USA, Leonard made the 2007 film, The Story of Stuff, which chronicles the life of material goods and has been viewed more than 40 million times. She also wrote the 2010 New York Times bestseller by the same name.


As a young boy growing up in Searchlight, the unique beauty of the Nevada desert was my home. Our family didn’t travel or take vacations, but we were able to visit Fort Piute Springs, which was just 15 miles from our home. Fort Piute Springs was a starkly beautiful place. From the gushing ponds of water to the beautiful lily pads and cattails, Fort Piute’s beauty was magical. Decades later I returned to visit Fort Piute Springs and found the magical place of my childhood in ruins. I remember thinking how sad it was that my descendants would never get to appreciate the stark beauty of the desert I cherished as a child. It was in that moment that I decided to fight to protect our environment. Throughout my career I fought to protect my home and my country from the permanent damage of climate change. I thought about the world you would live in, the burdens you would face, and the health issues that could one day challenge your very existence. You deserve a chance to experience the beautiful world that I grew up in. We all need clean air, clean water, and natural resources to lead healthy lives. The idea that our actions could jeopardize your future was simply unbearable. The only way to solve this problem was if we all worked together to save the planet for you and future generations. During my lifetime, the overwhelming majority of scientists across the world concluded that pollution from burning fossil fuels was beginning to raise temperatures and alter our cli-

mate. These scientists predicted that if countries failed to work together to replace fossil fuels with cleaner energy sources, the world would face uncontrollable rising temperatures and sea levels, water shortages, climate-fueled migration crises, and landscape-altering wildfire, drought, and extreme weather. At the close of 2015, the world finally did something about it. Everybody knew we needed to address climate change and that a failure to lead could destroy the progress we fought so hard to achieve and endanger your future. In the face of this reality, the United States pressed on and led a historic global agreement to change the course of climate change worldwide. We had already done so many things to make Nevada a cleaner, greener place—but now the entire world was ready to join us. I’m proud of the work we did to protect our environment for you. I hope by now you can run just about everything on renewable energy and you no longer have to worry about if your children will suffer from asthma because of smog. Today you may face a number of issues I could have never imagined. My hope has always been that the United States’ efforts to combat climate change would create a cleaner future for my descendants and future Nevadans. I hope that you are no longer burdened with the issue of climate change and can enjoy more of the Nevada I have always known. But if you face similar challenges, draw strength from my experiences and continue to fight for a cleaner environment. A United States Senator from Nevada, Reid is a long-time member of the Democratic Party and served a lengthy term as Senate majority leader.


Dear Descendants, The first thing to say is, sorry. We were the last generation to know the world before full-on climate change made it a treacherous place. That we didn’t get sooner to work slowing it down is our great shame, and you live with the unavoidable consequences. That said, I hope that we made at least some difference. There were many milestones in the fight—Rio, Kyoto, the debacle at Copenhagen. By the time the great Paris climate conference of 2015 rolled around, many of us were inclined to cynicism.

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have grown in your time from the seeds planted in this energy revolution we’re experiencing right now.

N And our cynicism was well-taken. The delegates to that convention, representing governments that were still unwilling to take more than baby steps, didn’t really grasp the nettle. They looked for easy, around-the-edges fixes, ones that wouldn’t unduly alarm their patrons in the fossil fuel industry.



But so many others seized the moment that Paris offered to do the truly important thing: Organize. There were meetings and marches, disruptions and disobedience. And we came out of it more committed than ever to taking on the real powers that be. The real changes flowed in the months and years after Paris, when people made sure that their institutions pulled money from oil and coal stocks, and when they literally sat down in the way of the coal trains and the oil pipelines. People did the work governments wouldn’t—and as they weakened the fossil fuel industry, political leaders grew ever so slowly bolder. We learned a lot that year about where power lay: less in the words of weak treaties than in the zeitgeist we could create with our passion, our spirit, and our creativity. Would that we had done it sooner! An author, educator, and environmentalist, McKibben is co-founder of, a planet-wide grassroots climate change movement. He has written more than a dozen books.


of Representatives quit his job because his party—called “the Republicans,” refused absolutely to work with or compromise with the other party, now defunct, called “the Democrats.” The refusal of the Republicans to work with the Democrats was what led to the government collapse in 2025, and the break up of what to you is the Former United States. The states that refused to acknowledge climate change or, indeed, science, became the Republic of America, and the other states became West America and East America. I lived in West America. You probably live in East America, because West America became unlivable owing to climate change in 2050.

What is the greatest loss we have bequeathed you? I think it is the debris, the junk, the rotting bits of clothing, equipment, vehicles, buildings, etc. that you see everywhere and must avoid. Where we went for walks, you always have to keep an eye out. We have left you a mess. But I know that it is dangerous for you to go for walks—the human body wasn’t built to tolerate lows of 90 degrees Fahrenheit and highs of 140. When I was alive, I thought I was trying to save you, but I didn’t try hard enough, or at least, I didn’t try to save you as hard as my opponents tried to destroy you. I don’t know why they did that. I could never figure that out.

That the world was getting hotter and dryer, that weather was getting more chaotic, and that humans were getting too numerous for the ecosystem to support was evident to most Americans by the time I was 45, the age your mother is now. At first, it did seem as though all Americans were willing to do something about it, but then the oil companies (with names like Exxon and Mobil and Shell) realized that their profits were

Sadly, Great-Greatgrandma Jane Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1992 for her novel A Thousand Acres, Smiley has written numerous novels and works of nonfiction.


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By Jane Smiley

Dear Great-Great-Granddaughter, Do you remember your grandmother Veronica? I am writing to you on the very day that your grandmother Veronica turned 7 months old—she is my first grandchild, and she is your grandmother. That is how quickly time passes and people are born, grow up, and pass on. When I was your age—now 20 (Veronica was my age, 65, when you were born), I did not realize how brief our opportunities are to change the direction of the world we live in. The world you live in grew out of the world I live in, and I want to tell you a little bit about the major difficulties of my world and how they have affected your world. On the day I am writing this letter, the Speaker of the House

at risk, and they dug in their heels. They underwrote all sorts of government corruption in order to deny climate change and transfer as much carbon dioxide out of the ground and into the air as they could. The worse the weather and the climate became the more they refused to budge, and Americans, but also the citizens of other countries, kept using coal, diesel fuel, and gasoline. Transportation was the hardest thing to give up, much harder than giving up the future, and so we did not give it up, and so there you are, stuck in the slender strip of East America that is overpopulated, but livable. I am sure you are a vegan, because there is no room for cattle, hogs, or chickens, which Americans used to eat. West America was once a beautiful place—not the parched desert landscape that it is now. Our mountains were green with oaks and pines, mountain lions and coyotes and deer roamed in the shadows, and there were beautiful flowers nestled in the grass. It was sometimes hot, but often cool. Where you see abandoned, flooded cities, we saw smooth beaches and easy waves.

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Dear Rats of the Future: Congratulations on your bipedalism: it’s always nice to be able to stand tall when you need it, no? And great on losing that tail too (just as we lost ours). No need for that awkward (and let’s face it, ugly) kind of balancing tool when you walk upright, plus it makes fitting into your blue jeans a whole lot easier. Do you wear blue jeans—or their equivalent? No need, really, I suppose, since you’ve no doubt retained your body hair. Well, good for you. Sorry about the plastics. And the radiation. And the pesticides. I really regret that you won’t be hearing any birdsong anytime soon, either, but at least you’ve got that wonderful musical cawing of the crows to keep your mornings bright. And, of course, I do expect that as you’ve grown in stature and brainpower you’ve learned to deal with the feral cats, your one-time nemesis, but at best occupying a kind of ratty niche in your era of ascendancy. As for the big cats—the really scary ones, tiger, lion, leopard, jaguar—they must be as remote to you as the mammoths were to us. It goes without saying that with the extinction of the bears (polar bears: they were a pretty silly development anyway, and of no use to anybody beyond maybe trophy hunters) and any other large carnivores, there’s nothing much left to threaten you as you feed and breed and find your place as the dominant mammals on earth.

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N (I do expect that the hyenas would have been something of a nasty holdout, but as you developed weapons, I’m sure you would have dispatched them eventually).

Anyway, I just want to wish you all the best in your endeavors on this big blind rock hurtling through space. My advice? Stay out of the laboratory. Live simply. And, whatever you do, please—I beg you—don’t start up a stock exchange. With Best Wishes, T.C. Boyle P.S. In writing you this missive, I am, I suppose, being guardedly optimistic that you will have figured out how to decode this ape language I’m employing here—especially given the vast libraries we left you when the last of us breathed his last.  

Maybe you have dug them up. Maybe you’re making use of them now. Maybe you’re frugal and ingenious in ways we in the wealthy world have not yet chosen to be. There’s an old teaching from a rabbi called Nachman who lived in a town called Bratslav centuries ago: “If you believe it is possible to destroy, believe it is possible to repair.” Some of us believe that. We’re trying to spread the message. Friends are working on genetic editing that will bring back the heath hen, a bird that went extinct almost 80 years ago. The last member of the species died in the woods just a few miles from my home. Did we succeed? Do you have heath hens, booming their mating calls across the sand plains that sustain them? If you do, it means that this idea of repair caught on in time, and that their habitat was restored, instead of being sold for yet more beachside mansions. It means that enough great minds turned away from the easy temptations of a career moving money from one rich person’s account to another’s, and instead became engineers and scientists dedicated to repairing and preserving this small blue marble, spinning in the velvet void. We send out probes, looking for signs of life on other worlds. A possible spec of mold is exciting—press conference! News flash! Imagine if they found, say, a sparrow. President addresses the nation! And yet we fail to take note of the beauty of sparrows, their subtle hues and swift grace. We’re profligate and reckless with all this abundant life, teeming and vivid, that sustains and inspires us.


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THIS ABUNDANT LIFE By Geraldine Brooks

I just flushed my toilet with drinking water. I know: you don’t believe me: “Nobody could ever have been that stupid, that wasteful.” But we are. We use air conditioners all the time, even in mild climates where they aren’t a bit necessary. We cool our homes so we need to wear sweaters indoors in summer, and heat them so we have to wear T-shirts in mid-winter. We let one person drive around all alone in a huge thing called an SUV. We make perfectly good things—plates, cups, knives—then we use them just once, and throw them away.






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Apologies too about the oceans, and I know this must have been particularly hard on you since you’ve always been a seafaring race, but since you’re primarily vegetarian, I don’t imagine that the extinction of fish would have much affected you. And if, out of some nostalgia for the sea that can’t be fully satisfied by whatever hardtack may have survived us, try jellyfish. They’ll be about the only thing out there now, but I’m told they can be quite palatable, if not exactly mouth-watering, when prepared with sage and onions. Do you have sage and onions? But forgive me: of course you do. You’re an agrarian tribe at heart, though in our day we certainly did introduce you to city life, didn’t we? Bright lights, big city, right? At least you don’t have to worry about abattoirs, piggeries, feed lots, bovine intestinal gases and the like—or, for that matter, the ozone layer, which would have been long gone by the time you started walking on two legs. Does that bother you? The UV rays, I mean? But no, you’re a nocturnal tribe anyway, right?

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The origins of Small Business Saturday/Shop Small Saturday is a marketing campaign founded by American Express, but the company wasn’t interested in allowing only small businesses who accept their cards to participate. “It’s kind of interesting that a worldwide company would favor that, but American Express is accepted at a lot of small businesses, and so they saw it as a way to counteract what was happening on Black Friday and have that day,” says Porsche. The Shop Local Saturday movement began in 2010, and so far this year, 17,000 people have pledged to patronize local businesses on Nov. 28, according to the American Express website. However, this is the first year the Downtown Bend Business Association is sponsoring a Shop Small Saturday event by offering shopping passports.

Post recession, one local business that has survived hard times and the competition from online retailors has now been operating for 22 years. Local Joe proprietor A.J. Cohen says brick and mortar stores offer something that online shopping doesn’t. “You buy a pair of jeans and you’re going to end up sending them back two or three times and was it worth saving $30 or whatever?” he says. But no matter where people shop, Cohen believes the most important aspect of shopping local is keeping money in the community. “If I’m using a plumber, [and] they’re patronizing my business, I can now afford to pay the plumber, [but] if they take their money out of town… then its not recirculating through our community.” Porsche says keeping money local not only allows businesses to thrive—businesses are also more inclined to spend their profits here. “Let's say if you spend a hundred dollars at a locally-owned business; $68 of those $100 stays within the community versus if you spend a hundred dollars at a chain, big box store, it’s $43,” he says. “So the owner of the business or the manager of the business they aren’t in Atlanta, Georgia, or New York City; they’re here. So they are buying ballet

lessons for their kids, they’re doing their own shopping, and so it really impacts the community a lot more than if everybody shopped at big box stores.” But big box stores aren’t necessarily bad for the community either, according to COCC Economics Professor Jon Wolf. “What I’ve found over the last 25 years or so—whether it’s Walmart or any of the big boxes—they seem to be catalysts for change,” he says. “If a local business—which specializes in whatever product they’re selling is doing well—I think the existence of a big box actually makes them do better. It’s a catalyst for positive change.” Wolf says competition is competition, and as an economist he studies the choices consumers have. For example, he says he could save a few hundred dollars by buying snow tires online, but then he wouldn’t have anyone to fix a flat or change his tires and believes that aspect of customer service is one of the reasons people shop locally. “You can go to Deschutes Brewery and the owner’s hanging out. You can go to Broken Top Bottle Shop and it’s run by its owners,” Wolf says. “Wouldn’t you rather have something local where you could build that relationship?” Another local business that has provided downtown Bend shoppers with customer service and wide selection of choices is Leapin’ Lizards. Suzy Reininger and her husband Bob purchased the toy store in 2009, but she says the community is the reason the business survived the recession.

“We made sure that we had very fair pricing, specialty items, and diverse merchandising,” she says. As the owner, she cares about what people are buying. Knowing the price range, age, and type of occasion helps Reininger cater to specific customer purchases. “We offer free gift wrapping at any dollar amount— and yes, I’ve wrapped a 75 cent mini animal many times—and we offer a very simple rewards program.” Even if you can’t find that perfect holiday gift, Porsche says gift certificates to Bend’s restaurants and breweries are also great options. He also adds that shopping downtown and helping the community feels good, and if you are looking for one more reason to spend money at a local business, Porsche says “[they] donate 250 percent more to local charities than non-locally owned businesses.” Bend business owners know their customers, and even if you’re walking in for the first time, Cohen, Reininger, and their employees greet you and want to know how they can help you. “The price can be the only factor,” Porsche explains. “And if it was just one thing, then everyone would eat on the dollar menu from the fast food place because that’s clearly the cheapest hamburger, but is it the best burger, is it locally sourced, and does it taste as good?”

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And these retailers are hoping that if you’re contemplating waddling to a store shortly after partaking in your Thanksgiving feast, you'd consider waiting until Saturday to shop at local businesses that set Bend apart from a community of big box stores.

“We’re encouraging folks to get their passport stamped at over 10 businesses—there are over 50 that are participating—and then one lucky person will get a gift basket valued at over $2,000 and part of that gift basket is donations from these participating businesses.”

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t isn’t a challenge to find local shops in Bend. More than 350 small businesses are registered within the City and approximately 150 of those fill ground-level spaces dotting several downtown blocks with window displays filled with books, shiny jewelry, toys, antiques, and an endless list of products, according to the Downtown Bend Business Association Executive Director Rod Porsche.



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>Downtown How long have you been in business? I started making and selling Bend fridge magnets in 2005. I moved my workshop downtown and opened my own retail storefront one year ago. What kinds of items/services do you offer? Via Delia makes and sells one-of-a-kind, artsy fridge magnets, holiday ornaments, buttons, and other locally-themed keepsakes. We also make custom items for other gift shops around the Northwest, and beyond. How many employees do you have? I have one awesome employee, at this time. What is the square footage of your shop?


The building is 1,100 square feet, half of which is the workshop where we make products, and the other half is retail.

Sara Wiener, owner/designer

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>Maker’s District How long have you been in business? Seven years What kinds of items/services do you offer? Unique Upcycled purses, totes, wallets, and couture fashion pieces made out of plastic bags How many employees do you have? One full-time and four part-time What is the square footage of your shop?

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Who does your shop cater to? Most people who come to our shop are from out of town—tourists, people who are plotting to relocate here, etc. Of course, we also have our fair share of Bend-loving locals. Why is it important for people to shop locally? Local purchases help sustain businesses that are unique to our town, giving it character and charm. Shopping locally gives people an opportunity to connect with each other and to build relationships in their community.

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Who does your shop cater to? People who love to shop local and green. Environmentally and artisan conscious. Why is it important for people to shop locally? To support artists and makers who bring a valuable element of culture to our city. Sara Bella Upcycled 1234 NE 1st St., Bend 541-420-4961 Tuesday-Friday: 11 am-5 pm Saturday: 11 am-3 pm

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How long have you been in business? One year What kinds of items/services do you offer? A unique selection of books, locally made arts and crafts, along with an espresso cart serving Portland’s artisan Heart Coffee Rosters How many employees do you have? One What is the square footage of your shop? 241 What is the smallest thing you sell? Locally handmade Bootlace Tags from Howl Attire. Who does your shop cater to? Local foodies, river rats, espresso enthusiasts, the ecologically conscious, and the bioregionally curious. Why is it important for people to shop locally? Investing in local businesses is investing in your community. Blackjack Bioregional Infoshop 735 NW Columbia St. Suite 100, Bend 541-350-0951 Monday-Saturday: 7 am-5 pm

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>Old Mill 19 Three and a half years What kinds of items/services do you offer? We offer a fantastic selection of wrapped and unwrapped bulk candy, chocolate, fudge, retro and novelty candy, candy tins, jelly belly, sixlets, Japanese candy and soda (ramune). We also have a huge selection of Ty Beanie Boos, with the best prices in town! This time of year we also offer a variety of Christmas candy and stocking stuffers.   How many employees do you have? Five to seven, depending on the time of year. What is the square footage of your shop?  Approximately 1,700 square feet


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>Reed Market

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Denise Harrison, owner/designer/one woman show

How long have you been in business? Five years What kinds of items/services do you offer? Custom and handcrafted jewelry often inspired from photographs of local beer, nature, fingerprints, etc. How many employees do you have? Just me What is the square footage of your shop? 1,500 square feet, but shared with two other amazing jewelers.

Lots of tiny things, but one of the smallest would be mini M&Ms Everyone! Families, kids, locals, and visitors. Why is it important for people to shop locally?  When people choose to shop local, everything they spend stays right here in Central Oregon. That helps not only the small local businesses (like us!), but also the Central Oregon economy as well.  Sweet Tooth Candy Shoppe 450 SW Powerhouse Dr. Suite 402, Bend 541-323-3499 Monday-Saturday: 10 am-8 pm Sunday: 10 am-6 pm

What is the smallest thing you sell? Itty Bitty Silver Earrings for $29. Who does your shop cater to? Anyone looking for a truly unique gift since I often create pieces from my customers’ photos and drawings. And of course the diehard beer aficionado looking for a “Beer Speak” piece created from a photo of  their favorite beer.

CUTEST STORE EVER Laurie McMillin, owner/buyer

>Northwest Crossing

Why is it important for people to shop locally? Buying local has a ton of positive economic pluses for our community. But, I personally shop local because we live in a town full of amazing artists and craftsmen, so I am able to find items that are not your everyday cookie-cutter products. It’s a quality over quantity thing for me. Sterling Echoes 1141 SE Centennial Ct. Suite C, Bend 541-390-8116 Monday-Thursday: 11 am -6 pm

How long have you been in business? I’ve been in business for 35 years doing decorating, but this store, two years in February 2016. What kinds of items/services do you offer? Decorating gifts, home décor, decorating and staging. What is the square footage of your shop? 900 square feet What is the smallest thing you sell? Lip gloss Who does your shop cater to? All types of people, young kids like gifts, something for everybody. Why is it important for people to shop locally? Because we carry the cutest stuff ever. Cutest Store Ever 2755 NW Crossing Dr. Suite 105, Bend 541-706-9906 Tuesday-Friday: 10 am-5 pm Saturday: 10 am-3 pm

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TROT—Take your pick of the Thanksgiving Day runs happening around Bend before gorging later in the day. Remember to bring a donation of canned goods as these runs/ walks benefit various nonprofits in the community. I Like Pie Run, 9 am. Riverfront Plaza, 875 NW Brooks St. $5 and 5lbs of food. Sunriver Resort Turkey Trot, 10 am. 17600 Center Dr., Sunriver. $30. Bend Thanksgiving Classic, 9 am. Powerhouse Drive. $40-$55.

JAZZ—These folks don’t just play jazz, they play HOT JAZZ, a combination of ‘20s and ‘30s jazz, country blues, western swing, and ragtime to make a dance party unlike any other. Bring your best gal or fella and get a Lindy hop going (or at least some West Coast swing). 9 pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $8-$10.



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PARADE—The theme this year is “Red, White, and Blue” as a tribute to the military who are away from home for Christmas. There will be floats, marchers and Santa, so be sure to arrive with all of your holiday spirit intact and be ready to share it with your fellow Central Oregonians. 2 pm. Sisters, Main Ave. Free.

CHRISTMAS—Rudolph, Prancer, and Dancer are resting up for the big night, only a month away from now, therefore jolly old Saint Nicholas will arrive via helicopter to thrill children and adults at SantaLand in the Old Mill District. Sit on Santa’s lap and ask for that Xbox One you’ve been eyeing. 10 am. Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr. Free.

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FOOTBALL—Duck and Beaver fans can cheer on their favorite team, all while supporting Chimps Inc., a non-profit that provides a sanctuary to seven captive chimpanzees and also two lynx. Watch the Civil War game in the heated indoor arena near the sanctuary, participate in a silent auction, tour the facility before the game, and enjoy food plus drinks. 11:45 am. Hooker Creek Ranch, 65525 Gerking Market Rd. $55 single, $650 table of 10.

HOLIDAY—Local choirs will help kick off the tree lighting event in Drake Park. Bring the whole family to catch Santa light the tree and then hang out with him after the event. Experience this Bend annual holiday tradition. 6 pm. Top of Drake Park, 834 NW Brooks St. Free.

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DYSLEXIC PROPHETS ROCK SHOW—With their mash-up of acoustic and good old-fashioned rock, Dyslexic Prophets will predict the future and that future is high energy shows, great music, and a sweaty, dancing jamboree of fun. A perfect fit for the venue and the delicious beers that are flowing. 5 pm. Crux Fermentation Project, 50 SW Division St. No cover.

AMERICANA—With a crafty fuse of acoustic and electric rock and power Americana, the Weather Machine has a refreshing sound that falls into a category of its own. The Portland band has played on OPB’s "Think Out Loud" and they were featured on Buzzfeed. The singer and guitarist met at an open-mic night and the rest is history. 8 pm. The Belfry, 302 Main St., Sisters. $8 adv., $10 door.

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WINTER WONDERLAND—Sunriver basically builds the North Pole right next to the resort lodge, so bring the kids and look at the amazing light show, complete with live entertainment, and PONY RIDES!!!!!! The tree lighting is always something to behold. 1:30-7:30 pm. Sunriver Resort, 17600 Center Dr. Free.

DOCUMENTARY—Director Katrina Browne worked with nine of her cousins to retrace the Triangle Trade after discovering that her ancestors were the biggest slave-trading family in U.S. history. Brown’s ancestors were from New England and trafficked humans from 1769 until 1820. The film has received critical acclaim from the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and PBS. 6:30 pm. First Presbyterian Church, 230 NE 9th St. Free.




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here is nothing in the world that sounds quite like the Portland Cello Project. Whether they are playing original compositions like founding member Gideon Freudmann’s sweeping yet intimate “Denmark” or Douglas Jenkins’ epic and inviting arrangement of Kanye’s “All of the Lights,” PCP is easily one of the most exciting musical acts touring right now. With more than 1,000 songs in Portland Cello Project’s repertoire, you will never see the same show twice or even be able to predict the new levels of artistic excellence they will be achieving next. Diane Chaplin, director of educational outreach for PCP (and an excellent cellist as well) took the time to answer a few questions the unfamiliar listener might have about the Portland Cello Project, their history, and what to expect from one of their shows. Source Weekly: What was the initial concept for Portland Cello Project and how did the group form? Diane Chaplin: Portland Cello Project was formed in a sort of “accidental” way in 2007—several cellists thought it would be fun to get together and play music, which wasn’t something they usually got to do with each other. It sounded so good that they decided to do “just one show” in a club, and that went so well that they decided to continue doing it.

ZANDER REESE SW: Is it a rotating group or is there usually the same core group? Are there still members that have been playing with the group since the beginning of the project? DC: There are still cellists performing with the Cello Project that have been with us since the beginning. Some people have moved on, though, either because they are now living in other cities or have taken different career paths, or are too busy with their own performing to play with PCP regularly. In addition, sometimes one member or another will have another performing opportunity that prevents them from going on tour, so we have a small group of core players that do most of the performances, and then an expanded roster that we can call upon when we need more players. SW: How do you begin to break down your hip-hop covers? Do you find it’s more of a challenge to place the classical structure onto hip-hop? DC: Most of our arrangements come from the same concept, which is that the cello is primarily a melodic instrument. We don’t really look at the group as having a classical structure, but rather that all music has the same basic structure: melody, bass line, rhythm, inner voices, maybe some sparkly bits. The biggest challenge in the hip-hop genre is to mimic the sound of a voice that’s speaking more than singing, and we do that

with a kind of rhythmic patter of repeated notes. The rest of the hip-hop music layers fit right into the basic music structure. SW: How many songs does PCP have in its repertoire right now? DC: Our official answer is about a thousand, but of course for any one show we aren’t choosing from that entire repertoire. There are usually somewhere between 75 and 100 songs that we might be touring in a given season, and when we have a special event, we might have an additional 20-30 songs that are pulled together just for that.

Singer-songwriter Zander Reese brings his signature sound to Bend Brewing Company. His Jack White /Nirvana influenced sound never overshadows his own artistic contributions to the genre. For such a young guy, there is a ton of soul to his music and if you haven’t caught him before, now would be the perfect time. 6:30 pm. Saturday, Nov. 28. Bend Brewing Company, 1019 NW Brooks St. No cover.

SW: What can someone who has never seen a Portland Cello Project show expect? DC: Our audiences can expect a really wide variety of interesting and fun music. This season we are featuring some songs by Elliott Smith, to support the album we released a year ago, and we’ll definitely perform some of them in Bend. We have set of mixed genre songs we call Music of the Night, which features a new original song as well as jazz, movie music, and popular classical music. Our shows are high energy and we love to perform, which I think translates into a show that everyone will enjoy.

Portland Cello Project 7:30 pm, Sunday, Nov. 29 The Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St. SOLD OUT

KURT SILVA What better way is there to spend a Thursday night than drinking some delicious wine while listening to acoustic covers of some of the most influential country, Americana, and folk artists of all time? While also throwing in some Motown and some originals, this is the perfect music to sip wine to and enjoy the Central Oregon evening. 6 pm. Thursday, Dec. 3. Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards, 70450 NW Lower Valley Dr. Terrebonne. $5.

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2ND HAND SOLDIERS 2nd Hand Soldiers have been a staple of the Bend concert scene for almost a decade, bringing the laidback reggae with the funk-tinged ska to venues across Central Oregon and beyond. With towering and precise guitar solos, sweet reggae vocals, and funky brilliant bass lines, 2HS live shows are always a super fun dance party. 10 pm. Friday, Nov. 27. Astro Lounge, 939 NW Bond St. $5.


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Checker’s Pub Out of the Blue Band Great dance band! Come see and hear for yourself! 8-11 pm. No cover.

Fat Tuesdays Cajun and Blues Michelle Van Handel & the Q Vocalist and her band play up-tempo jazz, Latin flavors like samba and bossa nova, original tunes, and blues. Every other Wednesday. No cover. Hardtails Bar & Grill Karaoke 9 pm. No cover. Hub City Bar & Grill Karaoke 9 pm. No cover. Level 2 Allan Byer Americana. 21+. Fourth Wednesday of every month, 5:30 pm. No cover. M&J Tavern Open Mic Night 21+. 6:30 pm. Maverick’s Country Bar & Grill Karaoke 7 pm. No cover.

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mix of covers and originals, this Bend local reggae band knows how to groove and make your body move! 10 pm. $5. astroloungebend. com.

PICK Crux Fermentation Project Dyslexic Prophets The soothsaying foursome are equally at home with acoustic honeydew, thumping soul, and penetrating rock ‘n’ roll. 5 pm. No cover. E Bar Grill Bobby Lindstrom Enjoy your favorite old acoustic blues, soulful rock, Bobby’s originals and some amazing guitar pickin’, slide and harmonica, with Ed Sharlet kickin’ in some percussion and harmonies. 7-10 pm. No cover. Hub City Bar & Grill Tim Cruise & Karaoke Classic rock and oldies with Tim Cruise. Plus karaoke at 9 pm. 6-9 pm. No cover. facebook. com/hubcityredmond.

Kelly D’s Irish Sports Bar Burnin’ Moonlight Spirited bluegrass, blues, and swing from this fun-loving trio. Scott Foxx, Jim Roy, Maggie Jackson. 7:30 pm. No cover.

Mark Ransom & the Mostest Bend-based songwriter Mark Ransom creates and performs music with an original style: acoustic grooverock in thrall to the mystery of jazz. 7 pm. No cover.

Maverick’s Country Bar & Grill Free

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hard this weekend with the Highway 97 Band. These guys put on quite a show with all of your favorites, ranging from Def Leppard to War. 8:30 pm-midnight. $3. northsidebarfun. com.

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Seven Nightclub Karaoke 8 pm. facebook. com/sevenbend.

Soba Asian Bistro Karaoke 8 pm. No cover. The Lot Open Mic Open mic is for one and all! Local favorite performer and artist MOsley WOtta hosts this fun night showcasing local talent. 6 pm. No cover.

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Seven Nightclub Latin Dance Social Hosted by the Latin Dance Academy of Bend. Fourth Friday of every month, 8-9:45 pm. The Summit Saloon & Stage DJ Steele 21+. 9 pm. No cover. Volcanic Theatre Pub Moon Room & The Booster Club Mixtape Locally shot music documentary followed with music by Bravey Don and Moon Room. 8 pm. $5. watch?v=3hwokL3xjG4.

28 Saturday Astro Lounge DJ Mark Brody Playing a variety of EDM and various other genres, DJ

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Jacob Miller and the Bridge City Crooners bring the hot jazz of the '20s and '30s combined with Western swing to Volcanic Theatre Pub, 11/28. Mark Brody is going to keep the floor moving all night! 10 pm.

Hub City Bar & Grill Karaoke 9 pm. No cover.

PICK Bt The Belfry The Weather Machine The Weather Machine’s sophomore full-length, Peach, was recorded over the course of two years, and showcases the band’s transition from folk-born storytelling into the realm power-ballads and effects pedals. Power Americana from Portland. 8 pm. $8 adv., $10 door.

Kelly D’s Irish Sports Bar Karaoke 8 pm.

Bend Brewing Company Zander Reese Singer-songwriter Zander Reese will be performing his eclectic indie grunge rock sound. 6:30-8:30 pm. No cover.

Bottoms Up Saloon The Bad Cats Classic rock, blues, and soul. 8-11:45 pm. No cover.

Checker’s Pub Out of the Blue Band Great band that will get you up on the dance floor! 8-11 pm. No cover. Cindercone Clay Center Blackflowers Blacksun Celebrate last Saturday. 8:30-11 pm. No cover.

Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards Dry Canyon Stampede Great music, wood fired artisan pizzas, a $10 cover, and you take home a stemless FHC glass. 5-8 pm. $10 fhcwinery. com.

Fat Tuesdays Cajun and Blues Allan Byer & Hal Worcester 6-9 pm. No cover.




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M&J Tavern Nice & Brown Just a little Thanksgiving after party for all you funky jive turkeys! 9 pm. events/467345743468471.

Maragas Winery Annual Wine Sale & Barrel Tasting Twelfth annual participation in the statewide Wine Sale & Barrel Tasting event. Surrounded by 195 barrels and the live sounds of the Opal Springs Boys! No charge, but we ask that you bring food with you for the food bank. If you would like to try a barrel tasting flight, the cost is $15 and includes a commemorative glass. Complimentary snacks, savings on all of our wines, and deep discounts announced the day of the event. 10 am-5 pm. No cover. Maverick’s Country Bar & Grill Free Dance Lessons Come learn the popular line dances to your favorite country songs every Saturday! 9 pm. No cover.

Northside Bar & Grill Highway 97 Rock hard this weekend with the Highway 97 Band. These guys put on quite a show with all of your favorites, ranging from Def Leppard to War. 8:30 pm-midnight. $3. northsidebarfun. com.



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Portello Wine Café Coyote Willow Weaving genre-crossing lines to create an extraordinary musical journey. 7 pm. No cover.

Silver Moon Brewing The Company Grand Since the beginning of time, mankind has desperately anticipated a metaphysical personification that they, with their feeble anthropomorphic consciousness, scantly perceive. In this modern time, our enigmatic nebula delivers a celestial presence unknown and unpredicted by the contemporary populous. This entity is delivered in the form of Company Grand. Additionally, the band is handsome! Talented! Athletic! Intelligent! And modest! 9 pm. No cover. The Summit Saloon & Stage DJ Steele 21+. 9 pm. No cover.

PICK Bt Volcanic Theatre Pub Jacob Miller & The Bridge City Crooners Among the finest young roots-oriented acts on the west coast, Jacob Miller and the Bridge City Crooners have taken the hot jazz of the ‘20s and ‘30s and combined it with country blues, western swing, and ragtime styles to create an irresistible sound that satisfies dancers and listeners alike. David Hutchins also performing. 9 pm. $8 adv., $10 door.

29 Sunday Corey’s Bar & Grill Karaoke 9 pm. No cover. corey’

Dogwood Cocktail Cabin Cin City (Cabin Industry Night) Drink and food specials for local service industry workers, plus board games and DJ DMP (Indie, R&B, hip-hop, and electronica). 9 pm. events/251594801699292.

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the group's inception in late 2007, the Portland Cello Project (or, PCP, as their fans affectionately call them), has wowed audiences all over the country with extravagant performances. The group has built a reputation mixing genres and blurring musical lines and perceptions wherever they go. 7:30 pm. Res. seating $18, $28, $48.

Volcanic Theatre Pub Love Kills Cancer Benefit for Rick Ham. Prizes, raffles, and live music from Downhill Ryder, Split Atom, Patrimony, and Stereo Treason. 5 pm. Donation.

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1 Tuesday Astro Lounge Trivia Tuesdays Bring your team or join one! Usually six categories of various themes. 8 pm. No cover.

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Laura Leighton Enjoy holiday songs and learn more about the history and this mesmerizing musical instrument. Laura Leighton specializes in the concert pedal harp but also plays the celtic harp for more casual gatherings. Her repertoire includes early Scottish, Welsh, and English melodies, as well as classical music and a range of Christmas songs. Laura is currently the harpist for the Central Oregon Symphony as well as the Obsidian Opera Chamber Orchestra. 6-7 pm. Free.

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Last Saturday at the Cindercone Clay Center with Blackflowers Blacksun, 11/28. Photo by Gary Calicott. features local soccer legend, Scott Milum, playing oldies, goodies, and originals. No cover.

Northside Bar & Grill Lori Fletcher & Deco Moon Jazz Jazz standards new and old are performed by Deco Moon, led by Lori Fletcher’s powerful yet sultry voice. 6 pm. No cover.

Old Mill District Mt. View High School Andante Jazz Choir The groups of singers will be filling the air all around the Old Mill with holiday cheer as they travel around to various locations to perform. 5-6 pm. Free.

Redmond Public Library Central Oregon Showcase Choir Enjoy an hour of holiday tunes and harmonies. 6-7 pm. Free. otjtraf.

Seven Nightclub Karaoke 8 pm. facebook. com/sevenbend.

The Lot Trivia at The Lot Bring your team or join one. Enjoy the heated seats, brews, and tasty eats while rubbing elbows with Bend’s smartest smartipants who love trivia. A rotating host comes up with six questions in six different categories. 6-8 pm. Free. facebook. com/TheLotBend.

2 Wednesday Checker’s Pub Talent/Open Mic Night Bring your friends, your instrument, or maybe your voice. We have Mic Tipitino is your host for the night. 6-8 pm. No cover. checkerspub. com. Corey’s Bar & Grill Karaoke 9 pm. No cover. corey’ Hardtails Bar & Grill Karaoke 9 pm. No

3 Thursday Bt The Belfry Zepparella Four women intent on bringing the passion, the beauty, the aggression, the musicality of Led Zeppelin alive. Zepparella explores their own improvised magic within the framework of Zeppelin’s mighty songs. 8 pm. $20 adv., $25 door.

Corey’s Bar & Grill Karaoke 9 pm. No cover. corey’ Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards Kurt Silva Kurt specializes in acoustic covers from a variety of genres, including country, Americana, folk, and great songs of the ‘50s that lend themselves to acoustic interpretation, including some Motown. Kurt writes some of his own music as well and it is said his affection for music and his audience comes through in his voice. 6-9 pm. $5.

Hey Joe Coffee Bar Leroy & the Gang Join us for a foot-stompin’ good time as Leroy and his Gang play some old-time banjo favorites. First Thursday of every month, 5:30-7:30 pm. No cover. Hub City Bar & Grill Tim Cruise & Karaoke Classic rock and oldies with Tim Cruise. Plus karaoke at 9 pm. 6-9 pm. No cover. facebook. com/hubcityredmond. Maverick’s Country Bar & Grill Free

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Country Swing Dance Lessons Every Thursday night, learn how to country swing. No partner needed. 8 pm. No cover. maverickscountrybar. com.

M&J Tavern Open Mic Night 21+. 6:30 pm.

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McMenamins Old St. Francis School Five Pint Mary Upbeat, fun, and rollicking, Five Pint Mary plays a unique blend of Irish, Celtic, Eastern folk-rock with an edge of punk. 7 pm. No cover.

Northside Bar & Grill Acoustic Open Mic With Derek Michael Marc. 6-9 pm.

Seven Nightclub Karaoke 8 pm. facebook. com/sevenbend.

Soba Asian Bistro Karaoke 8 pm. No cover. The Lot Open Mic Open mic is for one and

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classic rock and oldies from this talented musician who has played with the likes of Crosby Stills and Nash among others. Come see his solo show. 7:30-10:30 pm. No cover.

Strictly Organic Coffee Company Open Mic with Hal Worcester Local singer-songwriters perform original songs. 6 pm. No cover. The Summit Saloon & Stage Oregon Comics Showcase Standup comedy showcase with comedians from across Oregon. Featured performers: Tiffany Greysen, Justin Ammerman, Neeraj Srinivasan. Hosted by Andrew Brunello. 8-10:30 pm. $8 adv., $10 door. The Lot Zander Reese & The Misspent Youth Singer-songwriter Zander Reese’s guitar playing is reminiscent of Jack White while his deep vocals add a taste of grungy blues to the mix. Zander’s songs range from soulful ballads of love and loss to grunge/indie beats exploding with angst and passion. 6-8 pm. No cover.


CALENDAR MUSIC Big Band Tuesday & Lunch People over 60 years of age can enjoy big-band music and dancing performed by Alley Cats, 10:30-11:30 am. Free or low-cost lunch served from 11 am-12:30 pm. Join us for a fun-filled day of great music and food. Tuesdays, 10:30am. Bend’s Community Center, 1036 NE Fifth St.



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

Central Oregon Community Orchestra The orchestra [COCO] welcomes all musicians who enjoy playing music with others. Auditions are not necessary, but there are monthly dues. For more information call 541-306-6768 or email cocomusicmakers@ Wednesdays, 6:30pm. Cascade Middle School, 19619 SW Mountaineer Way.

Concert for Music & Memory Bend Guitar Lessons is showcasing student talent. The concert is part of a drive to collect used iPods for Music and Memory, the non-profit that trains care professionals to bring dementia patients back to life, through music. Students will play blues, rock, and acoustic finger style. Members of the band Lino will accompany on guitar, bass, and percussion. Used iPods can be dropped off at Bend Guitar Lessons, 1531 NE Third St. Silent auction, food, and beverages. Dec. 2, 6:30-8:30pm. Old Stone Church, 157 NW Franklin Ave. 541-280-1385. $5 donation or free with an iPod.

Central Oregon Showcase Choir Enjoy an hour of holiday tunes and harmonies. Dec. 1, 6-7pm. Redmond Public Library, 827 SW Deschutes Ave., Redmond. 541-312-1032. Free.

Harpist Laura Leighton Enjoy holiday songs and learn more about the history and this mesmerizing musical instrument. Laura Leighton specializes in the concert pedal harp but also plays the celtic harp for more casual gatherings. Her repertoire includes early Scottish, Welsh, and English melodies, as well as classical music and a range of Christmas songs. Laura is currently the harpist for the Central Oregon Symphony as well as the Obsidian Opera Chamber Orchestra. Dec. 1, 6-7pm. Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 NW Wall St. 541-3121034. Free.

Know Melodies: Matthew Gwinup Enjoy an eclectic mix of classical guitar paired with music of modern day composers and guitarists with local musician Matthew Gwinup. Dec. 3, 6-7pm. East Bend Public Library, 62080 Dean Swift Rd. 541-312-1032. Free. Mt. View High School Andante Jazz Choir Enjoy live holiday music in the Old Mill District this season with our roving caroler performances. The groups of singers will be filling the air all around the Old Mill with holiday cheer as they travel around to various locations to perform. Dec. 1, 5-6pm. Old Mill District, 520 SW Powerhouse Dr. 541-312-0131. Free.

Portland Cello Project comes to Bend to wow audiences at the Tower Theatre, 11/29. Photo by Tarina Westlund.

Portland Cello Project Since the group’s inception in late 2007, the Portland Cello Project (or, PCP, as their fans affectionately call them), has wowed audiences all over the country with extravagant performances. The group has built a reputation mixing genres and blurring musical lines and perceptions wherever they go. Nov. 29, 7:30pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St. Res. seating $18, $28, $48.

necessary. Lesson is an hour and a half with a couple of snack breaks. Sundays, 4:306pm. Through Dec. 20. Pine Forest Grange Hall, 63214 Boyd Acres Rd. 503-856-4874. $5 per lesson.

West African Dance Class Every class taught to live drumming by Fe Fanyi Drum Troupe. Mondays, 7:30pm. Victor Performing Arts, 2700 NE Fourth St. Suite 210. 818636-2465. $15 drop-in, $50 for five classes.

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starts off with a basic pattern and introduces movement and travel. New exciting patterns and techniques are waiting for you here. Wednesdays, 7:30-8:15pm. Through Nov. 26. Black Cat Ballroom, 600 NE Savannah Dr. $40.

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level adult jazz dance class with members of Jazz Dance Collective. First class is free. Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm. Get a Move On Studio, 63076 NE 18th St. Suite 140. 541-410-8451. $10.

Argentine Tango Class & Práctica Beginning tango class 6:30-7:30 pm followed by two hours of practice from 7:30-9:30 pm. Individualized attention for beginner dancers in a friendly and supportive environment. No partner needed! Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30pm. Sons of Norway Hall, 549 NW Harmon Blvd. $5. Argentine Tango Milonga Tango dancing every 4th Saturday. For all levels of dancers. No partner needed! Fourth Saturday of every month, 7:30-10:30pm. Sons of Norway Hall, 549 NW Harmon Blvd. $5.

Beginner Salsa Classes Learn to dance salsa in a friendly, group-class setting. This class focuses on the fundamentals of the dance, making it ideal for first-timers and those looking to add a solid foundation to their exciting salsa dance skills. Progressive four-class series starting on the first Thursday of each month. Drop-ins also welcome. Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Black Cat Ballroom, 600 NE Savannah Dr. 541-325-6676. $40 month (4 classes) or $12 drop-in.

Beginner Waltz Group Course The most elegant of the ballroom dances, Waltz is also one of the easiest to begin learning. You will learn basic partnership connection, patterns and technique. Wednesdays, 6:30-7:15pm. Through Nov. 26. Black Cat Ballroom, 600 NE Savannah Dr. $40.

Two-Step Round Dance Lessons Beginning two-step lessons. No partner

Learn Salsa pattern combinations in this friendly and encouraging class in which you will learn to put together salsa dance pattern sequences including some fun turns. We recommend you feel comfortable with your basic salsa steps for this class. Thursdays, 7:30-8:30pm. Black Cat Ballroom, 600 NE Savannah Dr. 541-325-6676. $40 month (4 classes) or $12 drop-in.

Group Class & Ballroom Dance Get your dance on at our Friday night group class and dance! Class topic changes weekly. No experience or partner necessary. Ages 16-plus. All proceeds donated to Bend’s Community Center. Fridays, 7pm. Bend’s Community Center, 1036 NE Fifth St. 541314-4398. $5 per person includes the class & dance. Latin Wednesday Join Latin Dance Academy of Bend at Seven. They teach some amazing latin dance moves and have an open dance following the lesson. Wednesdays, 7-9:30pm. Seven Nightclub, 1033 NW Bond St. 541-760-9412.

Scottish Country Dance Weekly Class No experience or Scottish heritage necessary. Weekly classes include beginner & advanced dances. Mondays, 7-9pm. Sons of Norway Hall, 549 NW Harmon Blvd. First class is free, future classes are $5.

Wedding Dance Lessons Whether you want to learn something spectacular to surprise your friends or just enough so you don’t trip over your new spouse, Victoria can get you comfortable for your first dance. It’s fun, sexy, and probably easier than you think! Ongoing. Allegro Dance, 19833 SW Porcupine Dr. 541-213-7127. $45/ hour, 7th free.

class. Great moves, great music. You won’t even know your working out. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm. Get a Move On Studio, 63076 NE 18th St. Suite 140. 541-788-2153. $7.

FILM EVENTS PICK Traces of the Trade A film by Katrina Brown, who discovered that her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in US history. She and nine fellow DeWolf descendants set off to retrace the Triangle Trade. Step by step, they uncover the vast extent of Northern complicity in slavery. Tom DeWolf, a Bendite, author of Inheriting the Trade and Gather at the Table, and one of the descendants featured in the film, will answer questions about the film. He will also introduce Coming to the Table, an organization dedicated to healing racial wounds of the past. Dec. 1, 6:30-8:30pm. First Presbyterian Church, 230 NE 9th St. 541-815-6504. Free. Elf A Christmas classic about innocence, cheer, candy canes and syrup. Wear your elf costume! PG. Nov. 28, 7pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St. $8. The Sammy C Project Teton Gravity Research and seven-time X Games medalist and three-time Real Ski Champion, Sammy Carlson, introduce The Sammy C Project. The Sammy C Project hopes to inspire those even beyond the realm of snow to go after their dreams with tenacity. Dec. 1, 7:30pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St. $12 adv., $15 door.

LOCAL ARTS Abstract Acrylics Make a record of process. Create your own colorful creation while learning fundamentals of composition, such as zoning, rhythm, texture, and more. Tuesdays, 6-9pm. Through Dec. 15. Art Station, 313 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr. 541-6171317. $160.

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Art & Wine, Oh My! In a relaxed, social setting, our local artists will guide you through replicating the evening’s featured painting. Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm. Through Dec. 29. Level 2, 360 SW Powerhouse Dr. Suite 210. 541-213-8083. $35-$45. Artist Reception Local artist featured for a full month in the Humm brewery. Artist receptions the first Thursday of each month are held with local music and snacks from Agricultural Connections and Locavore. Guests receive a complimentary glass of kombucha! First Thursday of every month, 4-6pm. Humm Kombucha, 1125 NE 2nd St. 541-306-6329. Free. Artventure with Judy Artist-led painting event! No experience necessary! Fee includes supplies. Pre-register and see upcoming images at artventurewithjudy. com. Tuesdays, 6-9pm. Broken Top Bottle Shop, 1740 NW Pence Ln. 541-410-3267. $25 pre-paid.

B Side Brass Band Bringing the New Orleans party to Last Saturday. This event features local art and artisans paired live music. Nov. 28, 7-9pm. Old Ironworks, 50 SE Scott St. 347-564-9080. No cover.

Jenny Green Gallery Jenny Green Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery, will open for a limited engagement at the historic Liberty Theater in downtown Bend. Visitors will enjoy an exciting exhibition of contemporary Westcoast art and receive a sneak peek of the works the gallery will be taking to international art fairs later this winter. Wednesdays-Sundays, 11am-6pm. Through Nov. 30. Liberty Theatre, 849 NW Wall St.

Sculpture Into Print Seven local sculptors spent the summer in A6’s studio, creating original prints with the assistance of A6 printmakers. See the prints and the sculptures that inspired them. Opening reception on Friday, November 6 from 4-9 pm. Mondays-Fridays, 10am-7pm, Saturdays, 10am-6pm and Sundays, noon-5pm. Through Nov. 30. A6, 389 SW Scalehouse Ct. Suite 120. 541-330-8759. Free.

Small Works Celebrate the holiday season with a Small Works exhibit. 21 local artists exhibit collectible art. Enjoy our artists’ reception with musical guest Dave Skelton and the Love Puppies. Refreshments, free. Exhibit dates, 11/27/2015-1/25/2016. Nov. 27, 4-7pm. Hood Avenue Art, 357 W Hood Ave., Sisters. 541-719-1800. Free.

Wonderland Express Silent Auction Held during the Traditions Holiday Marketplace, located in the Homestead building. The vendors from the Holiday Marketplace donate arts and crafts to the auction to benefit the annual Wonderland Express event. Nov. 27, 10am-4pm and Nov. 28, 10am-2pm. Sunriver Resort, 17600 Center Dr. Free.

PRESENTATIONS Great Lodges: Wallowa Lake Lodge Nestled at the base of the Wallowa Mountains, one of Oregon’s 7 Wonders, Wallowa Lake Lodge has been a destination for nearly 100 years. When it was put up for auction last summer, a local group organized to buy the lodge and save it from development. The talk details an effort to save this unique Oregon treasure. For more information on Lake Wallowa Lodge LLC call 541-398-0305 or visit Dec. 3, 4-6pm. Des Chutes Historical Museum, 129 NW Idaho Ave. 541398-0305. Free.

Sage Grouse Legends From both Northern Paiute and Palouse Nez Perce ancestry, Wilson is a wealth of knowledge about the cultural heritage of many regional tribes. The Wasco Tribe Dance Group will perform the Wasco sage grouse dance. Dec. 3, 5:30pm. High Desert Museum, 59800 S Hwy 97. $3 members, $7 non-members. Trees Aren’t Just For Monkeys In biology, relationships between species are described using a phylogenetic tree which visually illustrates how species are related to one another. Researchers are continually developing models and computational tools to use molecular sequence data, such as DNA, to find and describe relationships among species. There is a wonderful confluence of mathematical techniques that are used in this research. Dec. 2, noon. OSU Cacades - Cascades Hall, 2600 NW College Way. Free.

THEATER Auditions for The 39 Streets CTC has auditions for The 39 Steps by Patrick Barlow and John Buchan, directed by Diane Turnbull. Auditions will be from sides available at Cascades Theatre. Cast requirements: two adult men, two adult women. Nov. 30, 7-9pm and Dec. 1, 7-9pm. CTC Cascade Theatre, 148 NW Greenwood Ave. 541-389-0803. The Before The Night Before Christmas Escaping New Jersey, the freezing cold, his nutty family, and the holidays, is exactly what Lou plans to do. However, a freak snowstorm leaves the couple stranded in the airport and their dream of sipping pina coladas on the beach is in peril. Will a couple of unexpected characters help restore Lou and Carol’s Christmas spirit in the St. Nick of time? Champagne reception, 6:30, December 3. Thurs, Dec. 3, 7:30pm. 2nd Street Theater, 220 NE Lafayette Ave. $19 adult, $16 student & senior.

PICK You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown Good grief! Never have dire words elicited such joy and laughter. In You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Charles Schultz and Clark Gesner bring the iconic comic strip to life in musical form. We trust that Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Linus will always teach us the great lessons of life with a laugh and leave us with a sardonic smile and humming a snappy tune. Thurs, Dec. 3, 7:30-9:30pm. Cascades Theatrical Company, 148 NW Greenwood Ave. 541389-0803. $23 adult, $19 senior (60+), $16 student.

WORDS Indies First Celebration Celebrating authors, independent bookstores, and most importantly, you! Authors Melody Carlson and Amber Keyser will sign their own books and also wander the store and recommend some of their favorite reads to customers. Both authors will be in the store from 11 am to 2 pm. In addition, you can draw a discount coupon for your purchases from the Magic Hat. Nov. 28, 9:30am-6pm. Paulina Springs Books-Sisters, 252 W Hood Ave. 541-549-0866. Free.

Indies First! Celebration Celebrating authors, independent bookstores, and most importantly, you! Author Jane Kirkpatrick will be on hand from 10 am-noon to sign her books, wander the store, and recommend some of her favorite reads to customers. In addition, you can draw a discount coupon for your purchases from the Magic Hat. Nov. 28, 9:30am-6pm.


TICKETS AVAILABLE AT clients with needed services and programs. Typically training presentations are about 20 minutes and include a PowerPoint program. Central Oregon Council on Aging, 373 NE Greenwood Ave. 541-678-5483.

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Paulina Springs Books-Redmond, 422 SW Sixth St. Free.

VOLUNTEERS 350Deschutes Climate Advocacy & Education Use your special talents to encourage awareness of the need for meaningful climate action. We organize with leaders at schools, faith communities, nonprofit groups, and people in the community. Speak or organize educational events, attend rallies, write or do art about the climate. RSVP for address. 206-498-5887.

Fences For Fido Help free dogs from chains! We are seeking volunteers to come out and help us build fences for dogs who live on chains. No experience is required.

Post sets take place on Tuesday or Wednesday and fence builds take place on Saturday or Sunday mornings and are complete in a couple of hours. Volunteers determine their own schedule. Sign up on Facebook: FFF Central Oregon Region Volunteers or Bend Canine Friends Meet Up group. More information can be found at fencesforfido. org. RSVP for address.

Gatekeeper Program Through the Gatekeeper program, you would help us train community business staff and volunteers who may come into contact with seniors and adults with disabilities, to recognize warning signs that can indicate abuse, neglect, or an increased need for services or care. We also give examples of Gatekeeper referrals and how COCOA is able to connect

profit that inspires and empowers positive change in youth through education, jobs, and stewardship. We are in need of caring adults who are willing to dedicate four hours each month to providing additional support and being positive role models to young people, helping them transform their lives and become successful members of society. For more information or to become a mentor, contact Amanda at 541-526-1380. Heart of Oregon YouthBuild, 68797 George Cyrus Rd. 5

NeighborImpact Boomer Buddies Help build relationships through positive guidance by spending quality time with preschool children from low-income communities. Buddies volunteer in our classrooms, playing and reading with little ones aged 3-5. Opportunities available in Bend, Redmond, LaPine, and Prineville. Contact Kathy at 541-323-6503 or NeighborImpact Head Start, 2303 SW First St.

Stop OSU Live Protest It’s not too late! OSU can still be stopped from building a university district on Bend’s Westside. Bring your protest signs and your spirit to let our community know that we can still save our city. At the traffic circle in front of Cascades Lakes Brewing. Mondays-Fridays, noon-1pm. Oregon State University Cascades Expansion, SW Century Dr. 541-516-0186.

Volunteer—BSNP You’ll be a superhero to the animals at BSNP when you volunteer for this position! Save the day by coming in morning or afternoon to help scrub surgical instruments, clean dog kennel,s and help us get caught up on laundry. You’ll be an essential part of providing care to the animals that come to Bend Spay and Neuter Clinic. Bend Spay+Neuter Project, 910 SE Wilson Ave. Suite B1. 541-617-1010. Volunteer—BCC Bend’s Community Center has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals over age 6. BCC serves meals Monday-Friday to seniors over 60 years of age from 11 am-12:30 pm. Every Sunday BCC hosts its Feed the Hungry program serving free breakfast and lunch to the needy in Central Oregon, as well as on Thanksgiving and Christmas. BCC also is looking for individuals to join our committees, including special events/marketing, programs, and fundraising. If interested in volunteering go to bendscommunitycenter. org or call 541-312-2069 for more information. Bend’s Community Center, 1036 NE Fifth St.

Volunteer—Advisory Board Partners in Service Advisory organization members are concerned men and women who voluntarily use their professional skills and knowledge of the community to make a practical difference for their neighbors, strengthening The Salvation Army’s ability to serve. Bend, RSVP for address. 541-389-8888.




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How You Can Help Community Cats First Tuesday of every month, 6pm. Bend Spay & Neuter Project, 910 SE Wilson Ave. 541-617-1010.

Volunteer Drivers Needed Volunteer drivers needed 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. Transportation vehicle is VA-provided 10-passenger van. Call John at 541-3099804 or Paul at 541-647-2363 for more details and information on the application process.

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Brightside Thrift Store in Redmond is looking for volunteers to receive donations, sort, and price items. A variety of skills are appreciated, from apparel to electronics. Share your knowledge and get a great workout, too! The Brightside Thrift Store’s success is critical to the operations of our high-save shelter and our volunteers at the thrift store contribute directly to the care of our animals by making sure that all of our donations are processed and ready to purchase. Brightside Animal Thrift Store, 838 NW 5th St. 541-504-0101.

CLASSES Beginning Aerial Central Oregon Aerial Arts is the premier, professional aerial silks acrobatics program with locations in both Bend and Sisters! Wednesdays-Saturdays-Sundays, 2:30-4pm. Central Oregon Aerial Arts, 63017 NE 18th St. 775-3428710. $17.

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

Business Start-Up Class Bend Cover the basics in this two-hour class and decide if running a business is for you. Dec. 2, 11am-1pm. COCC Chandler Lab (off-campus), 1027 NW Trenton Ave. $29.

Capoeira Capoeira is for all! Beginners

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can experience this exciting artform of Brazilian culture which incorporates martial arts, movement, music, acrobatics, and fun for all ages. Adults all-levels fundamentals and music on Mondays. A kids capoeira class is available at the same time. Learn more at or call 541-6783460. Mondays, 5:20-6:50pm. Get a Move On Studio, 63076 NE 18th St. Suite 140. $25, three week introduction.

Create a Holiday Wall Hanging Create a holiday wall hanging using recycled wood and beautiful aged holiday papers.

Sign up online or stop in the store! Dec. 1, 6:30-8:30pm. Junque in Bloom, 50 SE Scott St. Suite 19. 541-728-3036. $35.

Figure Drawing Salon Develop your skills at our live model figure drawing salon. This drop-in salon features a live nude model. The salon is open to all levels. Newsprint will be available but participants are encouraged to bring their own easel and materials. Tues, Dec. 1, 7-9pm. The Workhouse, 50 SE Scott St. Suite 6. 347564-9080. $15.

Financial Institutions, Taxes & Insurance Workshop Learn what financial institutions have to offer so you can make the most of your money. Learn how to avoid identity theft. Preregistration required. Dec. 2, 5:30-7:30pm. NeighborImpact Office - Madras, 116 SE D St. Suite A. 541-323-6567. Free.

German Conversation Group With a tutor to learn conversational German. Mondays, 7-8pm. In Sisters, various locations. 541-595-0318. Cost is variable. Japanese Group Lessons Group lessons for both beginners and advanced students of all ages. Wednesdays, 5-6pm. Wabi Sabi, 830 NW Wall St. 541-633-7205. $15 or $55 for six lessons. West African Drumming Learn traditional rhythms, and experience the brain-enhancing, healing and joyful benefits of West African drumming from experienced teacher David Visiko. This is a beginner class open to anyone who has ever been drawn to drumming! Thursdays, 7pm. Joy of Being Studio, 155 NW Hawthorne Ave. (behind address). 541-760-3204. $15. Make a Holiday Picture Create a holiday wall hanging using wood and an aged holiday paper. Dec. 1, 6:30-8:30pm. Junque in Bloom, 50 SE Scott St. Suite 19. 541-8488690. $35.

Mosaic Glass Class Teri is bringing back this year’s mosaic projects for one last time before Christmas. Step stone, wooden tray, funky mirror, sign, house number, or three rock art-happy rocks! Use this open workshop to pick your project. Dec. 1, 5-8pm and Dec. 2, 10:30am-1:30pm. DIYcave, 444 SE Ninth St. 541-388-2283. $45. Open Gym Looking for a place to roll around, climb high in the air, juggle, and move your body? Come to Bend Circus Center, we’ve got mats, aerial silks, big mirrors, and lots of fun props. Thursdays, 7-9pm. Bend Circus Center, 20700 Carmen Lp. $5.

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Love Kills Cancer, a benefit for Rick Ham with music, raffle, and more at Volcanic Theatre Pub, 11/29.

Oriental Palm Reading Discover how the brain, nerves, and lines connect in palmistry. Wednesdays, 6-7pm. Wabi Sabi, 830 NW Wall St. 541-848-1255. $10.

Qigong—Yuan Shen Form Cultivate your powerful (Yi) intention. Calm your thousand-monkey mind. Awaken your innate noble heart and discover the beauty of self-healing. Reveal the true rhythm and voice of your life through the opening practice of Qigong! Students will need to bring a sitting pillow, lightweight blanket, notebook, and pen. Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing, and socks for practice. Fridays, 1:15-2:30pm. Through Dec. 4. Hawthorn Healing Arts Center, 39 NW Louisiana Ave. 541-330-0334. $15 drop in, $60 month, or $100 for series.

Running for Life For beginning or returning runners desiring to start a running program, this class covers correct running form, breathing, alignment, running gear, motivation and inspiration. Taught by running coach, Connie Austin, you’ll have the attention and information you need to run correctly, confidently, and consciously. Wednesdays-Fridays, 9-10:30am. Through Dec. 4. Healthy Lifestyle Resource Center, 2525 NE Twin Knolls Dr. Suite 9. 541-7287120. $80.

Shop Safety Orientation This is your first step to gaining access to the hundreds of tools at DIYcave. You’ll be introduced to how the shop functions and get a tour of the space including the basics of how the equipment works. To sign up and see more classes go Tues, Dec. 1, 5-6pm. DIYcave, 444 SE Ninth St. 541-388-2283. $10. Welding Workshop This hands-on class is perfect for beginners or anyone needing a refresher class in cutting and welding. You’ll be introduced to brazing, gas welding, and you’ll get to try your hand at arc and MIG welding. No experience needed! Sign up at Thurs, Dec. 3, 5:30-8pm. DIYcave, 444 SE Ninth St. 541388-2283. $40.

West African Drumming Level II/III Build on your knowledge, technique, and performance skills. Teacher/troupe director David Visiko and members of Fe Fanyi practice and play joyfully each Thursday. Any players with previous training, experience, and/or intermediate abilities welcome! Tuesdays, 7pm. Joy of Being Studio, 155 NW Hawthorne Ave. (behind address). 541-760-3204. $15.

EVENTS PICK Civil War Football Fundraiser Plan on joining your friends and cheer on your favorite team as you watch the game

on three jumbo screens in the heated indoor arena at the sanctuary in Tumalo. The 15th annual Civil War football fundraiser for Chimps Inc. is just around the corner. Enjoy wonderful food and drinks and do a little holiday shopping at the silent auction at what has become a premier Central Oregon event. Kick off is at 1 pm. Gates open at 11:45 am to host a tour for our guests! Nov. 27, 12:30pm. Hooker Creek Ranch, 65525 Gerking Market Rd. 541-410-4122. $55 single, $650 table of 10.

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Acro Jam Gather with friends to train hard and have fun while finessing the skills from your AcroYoga workshop or class. We are excited to create an AcroYoga community space to improve skill level, trust, communication, flexibility, and balance. New friends are always welcome! This is an all levels jam. Wednesdays, 7-9pm. Through Dec. 30. Bend Circus Center, 20700 Carmen Lp. $5.

PICK Adopt a Senior Pet Month November is adopt a senior pet month and BrightSide Animal Center is marking the occasion wit adoption discounts throughout the month. Anyone who adopts a pet older than seven years will get to spin the discount whee. Discounts range from 10 percent to 50 percent off adopt fee. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10am-5pm. Through Nov. 28. BrightSide Animal Center, 35 NW Hemlock Ave.,.

Bend Chamber Business After Hours Hear a sneak preview of upcoming shows and exclusive member benefits. Go behind the scenes and experience the “real” Tower Theatre during this special mixer. Hear how the nonprofit Tower Theatre Foundation provides performing arts and education programs to our community and area schools. Plus, enter raffles for Tower tickets, CDs, and autographed poster. Fourth Thursday of every month, 5-7pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St. Free.

Blacklight Blast Nighttime tubing featuring backlight and glow runs, laser lights, music, and more. Reservations requested, space is limited. Sat, Nov. 28, 6:30-8:30pm. SHARC, 57250 Overlook Rd. 541-585-3147. $15, $12 SROA members.

Community Healing Night Intuitive readings, energetic healing, and bodywork in exchange for canned and dry foods in support of Neighbor Impact food bank. First Thursday of every month, 5-7pm. Old Stone Church, 157 NW Franklin Ave. 541-389-1159.

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Crystal Bowl Harmonic Sound Bath Share a vibrational experience to a-tune your body and spirit with 9+ crystal, Tibetan, and crystal pyramids. Bring a pillow and mat. Nov. 29, 7:15-8:30pm. Sol Alchemy Yoga, 2150 NE Studio Rd. Donation.

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Breakfast/Lunch served 8-3 Wed-Sun 3 Course Dinner Fri/Sat from 5pm



10am-4pm. Sunriver Resort, 17600 Center Dr. 855-420-8206. Free.

and listening to local choirs. Santa will light the tree at 6:30pm so get there early to get a good spot! Nov. 28, 6pm. Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd. Free.

The Holiday Mat Challenge The chal-

Geeks Who Drink Each week geek teams of up to six challenge one another in eight rounds of all-out fun and randomness! The rounds vary from week to week, but generally deal with music, movies, comics, TV, books, science, history, news, food, beer, geography, and more. Tuesdays, 8-10pm. The Platypus Pub, 1203 NE Third St. 541-323-3282. Free.

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Wishing everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving. Mon - Fri 8-6 Open Saturdays Saturdays 9 - 3 19550 Amber Meadow Drive, Suite 100 in SW Bend’s Brookswood Meadow Plaza 541.306.6991 | Dr. Ruth Loomis | Dr. Ashley Portmann

PICK Grand Illumination Bring the family to the North Pole for an evening of crafts, live entertainment, pony rides, and more! The tented area will also feature works and food for purchase from local artisans and vendors. The parade and tree lighting will begin at 5:30 pm, and complimentary shuttles will be available to the North Pole tent from select locations throughout the event. Nov. 27, 1:30-7pm. Sunriver Resort, 17600 Center Dr. 855-4208206. Free. Grassroots Cribbage Club Newcomers welcome. For info contact Sue at 541-3826281. Mondays, 6-9pm. Bend Elks Lodge, 63120 Boyd Acres Rd. $1 to $13. Holiday Marketplace Stop by the 13th

Serving Authentic Quality Thai Cuisine Made From the Finest and Freshest Ingredients

annual Sunriver Resort Holiday Marketplace to snag a unique gift or holiday ornament at our annual arts and crafts show. Peruse featured works and enjoy vendor demonstrations from regional artists including pottery, jewelry, fine arts, textiles, metalwork, woodworking, stained glass, and more. Displays can be found in the Homestead Building and Heritage Rooms of the Great Hall. Nov. 27, 10am-4pm and Nov. 28,

lenge, practice 10 pilates mat exercises everyday starting November 23rd until January 1st. For a video breakdown of the exercises visit Accept this challenge and stay healthy, strong, and stress free this holiday season. Through Jan. 1, 2016. Epicenter Pilates, 888 NW Hill St. 541-525-5532. Free.

Holiday Village Market Support local artists, artisans, crafters, and nonprofits. Get swept away in a truly festive winter holiday environment! Fri, Nov. 27, 11am-5pm and Sat, Nov. 28, 11am-5pm. Centennial Park, Evergreen, Between 7th and 8th St. Last Saturday at The Old Iron Works An amalgamation of creative intention, Armature, Cinder Cone, Stuarts of Bend, and The Workhouse are all open late with music, eats, drinks, and art for everyone. This summer, the Workhouse has taken up teaching art classes like recycled scrap metal reworking and art business pitching, only widening the variety of mediums that show themselves in the creative spaces. Last Saturday of every month, 6pm. The Old Iron Works, 50 SE Scott St. Free.


PICK I Like Pie Run/Walk Thanksgiving is here. Let us gather, run, eat pie, and rally some money and food for NeighborImpact. I Like Pie is an untimed fun run/walk, pie contest, and food drive that benefits NeighborImpact. 2k, 5k, 10k, and 10-mile distance options. Tees available. Register online or at FootZone. Nov. 26, 9am. FootZone, 845 NW Wall St. 541-317-3568. $5 and 5 lbs of canned goods donation.


NorthWest Crossing Tree Lighting Ceremony The fourth annual NWX Christmas tree lighting will take place on NW Crossing Drive, between Little Bite Café and All Mixed-Up. There will be music by the Summit High Choir, the Bend Fire Dept. will be assisting, and of course, the “Big Guy” himself will be our special guest and light the tree. Free hot cocoa provided by NWX. We’ll also be collecting non-perishable food items on behalf of the Bend Fire Dept.’s Santa Express program. Dec. 3, 5:45pm. NorthWest Crossing, 2762 NW Crossing Dr. 541-382-1662. Free.

People’s Climate March Bend Join the Central Oregon Climate Change Coalition and our community to make our voices heard on climate change! Be part of a mass action of people worldwide who are marching to inform the United Nations Climate Change Conference. The theme is OFF + ON, turn off the world’s supply of fossil fuel and turn on the infinite power of renewable energy. Let’s send a message from Bend that we care about climate change and support leadership that will take action to protect

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PICK Downtown Bend Christmas Tree Lighting Spend the evening singing carols

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our community and our future. Nov. 29, 1-3:30pm. Riverfront Plaza, 875 NW Brooks St. 541-420-4861. Free.

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Preventative Walk-in Pet Wellness Clinic First come, first served. Vaccines, microchips, toenail trims, and de-worming available. Service fees can be found at Saturdays, 10am. Bend Spay and Neuter Project, 910 SE Wilson Ave. Suite B-1.

Public Bingo Every Thursday, doors open at 4:30 pm. Food and beverages available. Must be 18. Visit or call for info. Thursdays, 6pm. Through Dec. 3. Bend Elks Lodge #1371, 63120 Boyd Acres Rd. 541-389-7438. Starter pack $21 (27

Rain, Snow, or Shine Exhibit From rain to shine to snow to hail, weather plays a large role in how we live our everyday lives. It affects how we dress, our daily activities, the crops we grow, work we do, and water we use. How do we know what the weather will be? To understand it we need to know about seasons, weather patterns, how to forecast weather and the impacts it has on our environment. Every fourth Tuesday, 10am-4pm. Through Feb. 21. High Desert Museum, 59800 S Hwy 97. 541-382-4754. $15 adult, $12 senior, $9 children.

PICK Santa Arrives by Helicopter Santa’s reindeer are resting up for their big night later this year, so Santa’s arriving at the Old Mill District Santa Land by AirLink CCT helicopter. Santa will then travel over to the Old Mill to take his place in SantaLand and welcome children to tell him their heart’s desires for the holiday. Nov. 27, 10am. Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr. 541-312-0131. Free.

Sip & Paint Create a running-related paint-

Teen Night Open to ages 12-18, this

ing with FootZone and Art and Wine, Oh My! All paint supplies, step-by-step instructions, and refreshments provided. No experience necessary! Nov. 30, 7-9pm. FootZone, 845 NW Wall St. 541-317-3568. $35.

teens-only evening includes an root beer float social followed by water basketball, volleyball games, contests, use of the hot tub, and other indoor aquatic-themed activities. Nov. 25, 8-10pm. SHARC, 57250 Overlook Rd. 541-585-3147. $10, $7 with SROA member.

PICK Sisters Annual Christmas Parade Join us for the annual Christmas parade. The theme this year is “Red, White & Blue” Christmas, as a tribute to our military men and women. The parade will be on Main Avenue this year due to construction on Hood Avenue. This community event is full of fun with floats, marchers, a variety of animals, and of course the arrival of Santa. Nov. 28, 2pm. Sisters.

Starlight Parade & Christmas Tree Lighting This year’s parade theme is “We Need a Little Christmas,” from the Broadway play Mame. The parade kicks off the holiday season and ends at the Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Centennial Park. Nov. 28, 5pm. Downtown Redmond, Sixth Street. Free.


Trees Aren’t Just for Monkeys: Phylogenetic Trees and Mathematics OSU-Cascades’ mathematician Amelia Taylor will present her recent research using mathematics (representation theory and algebraic geometry) to develop a new technique for building these trees. Dec. 2, noon-1pm. Cascades Hall, OSU-Cascades Campus, 2600 NW College Way. 541-3223100. Free.

Trivia Tuesdays Pick your smartest friends to make teams of two-to-five people for a mind-bending game of trivia. A new host each week comes up with six categories with six questions in each category. The team with the most points wins swag! Another fun night at The Lot with great food,

up a


St. Charles Hospice invites you and your family to the annual Light Up a Life ceremony of remembrance, a night to come together to remember and celebrate your loved ones who are no longer with us.


Each event involves reflections by hospice staff, music and a ceremony in which the names of the individuals being honored and remembered are read.

DEC. 10 | 7 – 8:30 P.M.

Light Up a Life is open to the community. Contact St. Charles Hospice at 541-706-6700 for more information.


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join in, regardless of experience! We also have karaoke going on every Tuesday and Thursday, so there’s a lot of fun going on all night! APA rules, winnings based on number of participants. Tuesdays, 8pm. Seven Nightclub, 1033 NW Bond St. 541-760-9412. $5.

games), $10 minimum buy-in.







Celebrate the holiday season with aSmall Works exhibit at Hood Avenue Art, beginning 11/27.

beer, and friends. Come join! Interested in being a trivia host? Email: info@thelotbend. com for details. Tuesdays, 6-8pm. The Lot, 745 NW Columbia St. Free.

U-Cut Christmas Tree Fundraiser Over 80 acres of private land for you to explore, either on your horse or on foot, while you, friends, and family hunt for that perfect Christmas tree! Your donation goes directly to support Mustangs To The Rescue goal to have a positive impact on our community by providing assistance, educational opportunities, and resources needed in order to ensure long-lasting safe, secure homes for previously unwanted, abused, neglected and at-risk horses. Sat, Nov. 28, 10am-4pm and Sun, Nov. 29, 10am-4pm. Kalamataca Ranch, 70425 McAllister Rd. 541-330-8943.

Female Athlete at Risk Learn how you, as a parent, athlete, or coach can recognize and prevent these serious and potentially

debilitating conditions. Understanding ACL injury prevention, recognizing, and managing the female athlete triad. Dec. 3, 6:308pm. Focus Physical Therapy at Recharge, 550 SW Industrial Way Suite 130. 541-3853344. Free.

SENIOR EVENTS Mindful Movement Pilates A gentle pilates class led by Paula Logan that focuses on deliberate and mindful movement of the body. Learn how to reduce stress, to release tense muscles, and to perform exercises properly. This class will help build strength with an emphasis on core strength, stretching, and increased flexibility. Bands, overballs, and pilates mats are provided. A foam roller is recommended for this class. All fitness levels. Thursdays. Healthy Lifestyle Resource Center, 2525 NE Twin Knolls Dr. Suite 9. 541-306-3836. $8.

Capoeira Kids Ages 5 and up. Capoe-


ira is for all! Beginners can experience this exciting artform of Brazilian culture, which incorporates martial arts, movement, music, acrobatics, and fun for all ages. An adult capoeira class is available at the same time. Learn more at ucabend. com or call 541-678-3460. Mondays, 5:206:20pm. Get a Move On Studio, 63076 NE 18th St. Suite 140. $25, three week introduction.

Carriage Rides Enjoy complimentary carriage rides with Cowboy Carriage. This is magical way to enjoy the lights, music, and riverside beauty of Central Oregon in this crisp winter season. Carriages will pick up and drop off between Francesca’s and Ben & Jerry’s and any donations or tips will benefit Kids Center, a local non-profit that helps prevent child abuse. Sat, Nov. 28, 2-5pm and Sun, Nov. 29, 2-5pm. Old Mill District, 680 SW Powerhouse Dr. 541-312-0131. Free. Christmas Light & Hot Toddy Ride Family-friendly, slow-paced tour of the Larkspur Trail begins at 7 pm. Holiday lights will adorn the short route, which will keep us off-street but for one crossing. After the ride, join us back at the Senior Center for hearty finger foods and hot cider. We’ll also hold a raffle with great giveaways from the folks at Bend Velo, Bend Electric Bikes, Hydro Flask, Cairn, and the Jackson’s Corner east side location. Dec. 3, 6:30-9pm. Bend Senior Center, 1600 SE Reed Market Rd. 541-2416077. Free.

An Economy of Grace The phrase, “an economy of grace” emerged in conversations following 9-11. Rev. Antonia Won, minister, sees it as relevant and inspirational. As we engage the issues of the 21st century, what might this phrase inspire in us individually and as a faith community? Nov. 29, 10:30-11:30am. Rev. Antonia Won, Minister. In seminary, post 9-11, a seminary classmate invoked the phrase, “an economy of grace.” It stuck in my mind as relevant and inspirational. As we engage the issues of the 21st century, what might this phrase inspire in us individually and as a faith community? Nov. 29, 10:30-11:30am. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 61980 Skyline Ranch Rd. Adelines’ Showcase Chorus Practice For more information call Diane at 541-4474756 or Mondays, 6:30-9pm. Redmond Senior Center, 325 NW Dogwood Ave.

Al-Anon Family Groups 12-step group for friends and families of alcoholics. Check or call 541-728-3707 for times and locations. Ongoing.

Communicators Plus Toastmasters Thursdays, 6:30-7:45pm. DEQ Office, 475 NE Bellevue Dr. Suite 110. 541-388-6146.

Community Fire Gathering Potluck meal followed by gathering around consecrated fire. Last Friday of every month, 6:30pm. Sacred Fire Community Hearth, 2801 NE Lapointe Ct. 541-241-6056. Free.

Italian Language Group Italian language learning, study, and conversation group. All levels welcome. Mondays, 1-2pm. Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe, 135 NW Minnesota Ave. 541-639-7513. Free.

Italian Language Study Group Italian language learning, study, and conversation group. All levels welcome. Saturdays, 11am12:30pm. Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe, 135 NW Minnesota Ave. 541-749-2010. Free.

Live Talk Moderated discussion group with voted topics. First Thursday of every month, 6:30pm. Free.

NAMI Depression & Bipolar Disorder Support Group Mondays, 7-9pm. First United Methodist Church, 680 NW Bond St. 541-480-8269. Free.

Overeaters Anonymous Meeting Mondays-noon-Saturdays, 9:30am and Thursdays-noon. First United Methodist Church, 680 NW Bond St. 541-306-6844. Free.

Socrates Cafe Group People from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the Socratic Method. Open to all comers. Fourth Thursday of every month, 6-7pm. Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe, 135 NW Minnesota Ave. 541-749-2010. Free. Spanish Club Spanish language study and conversation group. All levels welcome. Thursdays, 3:30-5pm. Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe, 135 NW Minnesota Ave. 541-749-2010. Free.

Cool Cars and Coffee All makes, models welcome. Saturdays, 8am. C.E. Lovejoy’s Brookswood Market, 19530 Amber Meadow Dr.

East Bend LEGO Block Party All ages. Read! Build! Play! Join other builders and a gazillion LEGO pieces. Wed, Nov. 25, 2:30pm. East Bend Public Library, 62080 Dean Swift Rd. 541-330-3760. Free. Harry Potter Story Hour Drop in for our weekly story hour, featuring Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. This is a free event with Harry Potter themed treats and gelato for purchase. There will be no story hour on Thanksgiving or Christmas Eve. Ages: Tiny through Dumbledore, all welcome! Thursdays, 4-5pm. Bonta Natural Artisan Gelato, 920 NW Bond St. Suite 108. Free.

La Pine LEGO Block Party All ages. Read! Build! Play! Join other builders and a gazillion LEGO pieces. Sat, Nov. 28, 1:30pm. La Pine Public Library, 16425 First St. 541-312-1090. Free.

La Pine STEAM Team Ages 9+. LED circuit greeting cards. Learn to engineer simple circuits. Registration required. Nov. 25, 1:30pm. La Pine Public Library, 16425 First St. 541-312-1090. Free. No School Fun Hang Out Day A safe and fun place to drop of your kids during no-school days for activities while you work, do errands, or have fun day of your own. We have planned activities and free play times, while still utilizing teachable moments to reinforce academic skills, success attributes (proactivity, self-awareness, perseverance, etc.), and exploration of students’ interests. 4-13 years. Discounts for early enrollment. Half-day options also available: 7:45am-12:30pm or 12:45am-5:30pm Wed, Nov. 25, 7:45am-

5:30pm. Samara Learning Center, 1735 SW Chandler Ave. 541-419-3324. $35-$70.

Redmond MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) We are a group of supportive mamas. We have free and very loving child care for kiddos. A great place to make new friends, get encouragement, and know that you’re not alone in this wonderful journey of motherhood! Our free meetings consist of short inspirational videos, fun crafts/activities, exciting speakers, time to chat, connect, get support and ask questions, and of course some snacks with coffee and tea! Join us on FB to find out more about our meetings and events! First Tuesday of every month, 9-11am. Through May 17. Community Presbyterian Church, 529 NW 19th St. 541-548-3367. Free.

PICK Santa Arrives by Helicopter Santa’s reindeer are resting up for their big night later this year, so Santa’s arriving at the Old Mill District Santa Land by AirLink CCT helicopter7. Santa will then travel over to the Old Mill to take his place in SantaLand and welcome children to tell him their heart’s desires for the holiday. Nov. 27, 10am. Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr. 541-312-0131. Free. Santa in SantaLand In the magical place called SantaLand, children can capture Santa’s ear with their hearts’ desires while our photographer captures the moment on film. Local celebrities will take turns posing as jolly Old St. Nick, so parents are invited to secretly guess who’s behind the disguise. Fri, Nov. 27, 11am-5pm, Sat, Nov. 28, 11am-5pm and

Sun, Nov. 29, 11am-5pm. Old Mill District SantaLand, 320 SW Powerhouse Dr. 541312-0131. Photographs are $10 each for a 5x7 print or $15 per jpeg.

School’s Out Kids Camp For elementary students on no-school days this fall. Camps for K-2nd grade and 3rd through 5th grade. One-day and three-day camps. Before and after-care available, see website for pricing. Through Nov. 25, 9am3pm. High Desert Museum, 59800 S Hwy 97. 541-382-4754. One-day camp: $40 members, $45 non-members; 3-day camp $120 members, $135 non-members.

Together For Children Parent Groups Weekly two-hour parent-child playgroup, parent education, and support group for families who have children under 4 years. Groups also open in Redmond on Tuesday mornings and Sisters on Thursday mornings. Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30am. Through Dec. 16. Summit High School, 2855 NW Clearwater Dr. 541420-8110. $15.

Tween Yoga This class for 10-12 year olds, will introduce the basics of yoga to help build strength and flexibility. Flowing sequences and physically challenging postures can help increase self-confidence, balance, and compassion. Breathing exercises can increase mental awareness and focus which can help with school work and challenging everyday situations. Some partner and group work will be included. Wednesdays, 4-5:15pm. Namaspa Yoga Studio, 1135 NW Galveston Ave. 541-550-8550. $5-$6.

CULTURE A Boy and His Dog


CTC brings Charlie Brown to life

ART WATCH By Corinne Boyer

By Jared Rasic 35

Obviously, the musical is based on Charles M. Schulz’s comic strip, Peanuts, which ran new strips weekly for fifty years. Peanuts introduced the world to Charlie Brown, Sally, Snoopy, Woodstock, Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, Peppermint Patty, Marcy, Pig Pen, Franklin, and many more. The strip mostly focused on Charlie’s day-to-day struggles and Snoopy’s extremely busy imaginative adventures.

Caldera Arts was one of 12 nonprofit organizations to receive the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards. It’s the first time an Oregon nonprofit has received the award, and Executive Director Tricia Snell and Caldera Arts student Alena Nore traveled to the White House on Nov. 17 to accept the award from First Lady Michelle Obama.

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown opened off-Broadway in 1967 with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner and book by John Gordon (which was just a pseudonym for Gesner and the original cast). The structure of the musical suceeds capturing that feeling of reading a new Peanuts strip every Sunday. The entire show takes place across one typical day in the life of Charlie Brown from being late to school to watching the stars with his friends. Some scenes are only long enough for a quick joke and others take their time to set up Charlie Brown’s emotions and how he deals with the people (and dog) in his life. CTC’s production of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown is fun, light, and fast-paced, while also doing some interesting things with the visuals. From Deb De Grosse’s direction to Thom Porterfield’s set design, the audience is instantly placed in that comic strip world and Jim Allen’s bright lighting design with Shawn Akacich’s costuming just further cement that suspension of disbelief. With fun performances by Don Delach (Charlie Brown), Patty Davis (Lucy), Evan Smith (Linus) and David Simpson (Schroeder), the show stays quick on its toes. Michael Coffman excels as Snoopy, a character he is diving into for a second time. Coffman was a delightful and consistent presence on the Central Oregon stage for more than a decade until his retirement from theater a couple of years ago. But he couldn’t sit this one out.

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Nore, a high school senior, was selected to accept the award on behalf of Caldera after “completing a few essay questions and being interviewed,” she says. “I actually didn’t know details about the award, including that we would be traveling to Washington.”

Photo courtesy of CTC

“After performing in over 40 shows in Bend theater, I needed to take a little break” says Coffman. “When I saw the auditions for You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown at CTC, a wave of nostalgia ran across my heart. The role of Snoopy left an indelible impression on me when I performed the show in high school 30 years ago. That role taught me how to be passionate and expressive. It truly shaped my personality. In addition, the songs of the show have been running through my head since high school—whenever I had a homework assignment that was overdue, whenever I had a moment of failure, or whenever I took a long look at my life and thought, ‘Not bad—not bad at all.’” One of the most incredible things about the show is the performance of Tara Johnson as Sally Brown. Her Sally explodes across stage, bringing the manic spirit of Charlie Brown’s little sister to life. The amazing thing is not just the performance, but the fact that she took over the role just a week and a half

before opening night. Losing actors happens sometimes, but it’s rare to see someone outright own a role with such little rehearsal time. These happy accidents are what make theater such a thrill to be a part of and to witness. The opening night crowd seemed to love the show, with belly laughs and “d’awwwwws” abounding. It is a good show to bring kids to since seeing these characters living and laughing should be a super surreal and trippy experience for them (and that’s what kids totally need more of). It’s almost impossible not to smile at this show and I double-dog dare you to try.

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown 7:30 pm, Nov. 20-Dec. 19 (Thanksgiving week is dark) Cascades Theatrical Company 148 NW Greenwood Ave. $16-$23



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Nore says receiving the award from Michelle Obama was surreal. “When I went onto the stage with Tricia, I had to tell myself not to cry because it was overwhelmingly joyous,” she says. “When I hugged the First lady I said, ‘Thank you,’ because I knew that she not only cared for every single person in that room, but also for all of the people who work behind the scenes.” Nore’s portfolio contains a range of watercolor, oil on canvas, and digital prints of portraits and animals. After graduating from high school, she says she wants to attend college. “I plan to major in psychology and either double major or minor in studio art. I will then get certification for counseling and therapy and begin to practice art therapy,” she says. “I aspire to help people understand how they think, encourage free-artistry, and facilitate therapeutic activity.” Caldera Arts pairs students with outdoor-arts experiences and hosts multiple programs offering students a chance to participate at no cost. The organization works within middle schools in Central Oregon and Portland, and they also make college scholarships available to students who have been members of a program for two years or more. Caldera was awarded $10,000, which will be used to fund the organization’s arts programs. During the ceremony, Michelle Obama said, “Arts education is not a luxury; it is a necessity. It’s really the air many of these kids breathe, it’s how we get kids excited about getting up and going to school in the morning. It’s how we get them to take ownership of their future.” Nore says, “I would absolutely love to return to Caldera in the future as staff or as an artist in residence.”

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ou’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown exists for one simple reason. While there are musicals with catchier songs or flashier numbers, Charlie Brown exists to make you feel happy, through the struggles of one little everyman.

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Changing of the Guard

Broken Top Bottle Shop welcomes Chef Ingrid Rohrer By Brian Jennings 37 VOLUME 19 ISSUE 48 / November 26, 2015 / THE SOURCE WEEKLY

New Broken Top Bottle Shop Chef Ingrid Rohrer whips up new menu items including Chinook salmon and half-chicken entrees. Photo courtesy of Broken Top Bottle Shop.


ne of Bend’s most unique restaurants, featuring more than 400 bottled brews in a massive 12-door cooler, is unleashing a new weapon. No, it’s not another bottled brew—it’s a new chef and a fine-tuned menu. The Broken Top Bottle Shop has welcomed Chef Ingrid Rohrer, who has a rich background in preparing foods with an ethnic influence. Although the menu has evolved, many popular entrée items remain. According to BTBS owner Diana Fischetti, the restaurant’s mission of having something for everyone will not change. The restaurant will continue to serve creative vegan and vegetarian meals, provide gluten free dishes, and continue to smoke meats on site. BTBS will also feature local products. Fischetti says that her restaurant plans to continue its flair for “high-end comfort food using Rohrer’s ethnic touch and featuring locally-grown produce as the seasons allow.”


Chef Ingrid Rohrer migrated from California

and most recently was Executive Chef at 10 Below in Bend’s Oxford Hotel. There she built strong relationships with local producers and looks forward to cultivating those ties. Her 30-year restaurant background includes working as executive chef for California’s well-known Bon Appétit Management Company, which, while serving thousands of people per week, celebrates the use of local, organic products grown within 150 miles of their vast, nationwide network of cooking facilities. Her past experience includes influence by Mexican, Indian, and Chinese chefs. Ingrid is a graduate of the California Culinary Institute, now Le Cordon Bleu of San Francisco. New on the menu are half-chicken entrees and wild Chinook salmon. Chicken is cooked on a Traeger, a popular Oregon-manufactured grill. Each side is slow cooked for an hour at 180 degrees and then smoked at very low heat for half an hour. Ribs are also slow cooked for an hour on each side, then smoked for 30 minutes at the end. The wild Chinook is procured

FOOD EVENTS Dine with Wine Wine tasting. 21+. Last Friday of every month, 6pm. Crossings at the Riverhouse, 3075 N Hwy 97. Free. Sunriver Resort Thanksgiving Buffet This year Sunriver Resort will be hosting a Fall Harvest Thanksgiving Buffet of November 26. Diners will enjoy award-winning Executive Chef, Travis Taylor's gorgeous spread including Butternut Squash Bisque, Cedar Plank Wild Salmon, Pacific Northwest Oyster Stuffing, and more. Call 541-593-3740

from Warm Springs. Popular items such as the restaurant’s famous mac and cheese, a variety of chicken wings, its popular cheeseburger, and signature Caesar salad will continue to be a mainstay on BTBS’s menu. The restaurant’s popular cheese plate will still be there for you. “50Cent Wing Sunday” is here to stay. “Thirsty Thursday Tacos” will also continue, and Chef Rohrer says that this is where she gets creative. Using local suppliers, she utilizes fresh produce and meats according to seasonal availability and puts her ethnic influences to work in her creations. The end result is a variety of flavors that change with available ingredients. There is one other dish that Rohrer says people attempt to order all the time: tri-tip steak and rice. The problem is that it’s a menu item meant for dogs. This eclectic restaurant understands that Bend has become one of the most popular towns for pet owners and their dogs. Dogs dine outside on the patio while

to make a reservation today.

Thanksgiving Buffet Join us with your friends and families for a delectable buffet just like Grandma used to make-without the dishes to clean up afterwards! Reservations requried. Nov. 26, noon-6pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St. $30 adults, $18 kids 5-12, free for kids 4 and under.

BEER EVENTS Beer & Wine Tastings We always have a wonderful selection of beer and wine! Come join us every Friday and

the good weather lasts, and they are always welcome at the restaurant. With the holiday season in full swing, BTBS is ramping up a busy slate of events. A free music series—usually heard only on Sunday nights—will change up to include music during the week, allowing the restaurant to mesh with the busy travel schedules of popular musicians. A vegan four-course holiday dinner is being planned for Dec. 16 at 6 pm. Price per meal is $40, and tickets are available at Then it’s the return of the Ugly Christmas Sweater for Saturday, Dec. 19. The event, sponsored by Swift Cider, will feature a DJ, Christmas tree, cider samplings, and various prizes. Owner Diana Fischetti says that she is thrilled to have hired Chef Rohrer and that the restaurant will continue to “dig deep” for creative culinary options for vegans, vegetarians, and meat lovers.

Saturday. Fridays-Saturdays, 3:305:30pm. Newport Avenue Market, 1121 NW Newport Ave. Free.

Deschutes Brewery Community Pint Night Deschutes Brewery will donate $1 per pint sold every Tuesday of the month of December to City Care and City Thrift. Have a beer and give back! City Care exists to help provide sustainable housing, financial assistance and friendship to our city’s underprivileged. They are largely funded by their local thrift store City Thrift, and are currently seeking grants and donations as well to further our impact on the community. Tues, Dec. 1, 11am-

11pm. Deschutes Brewery Public House, 1044 NW Bond St. Free admission.

GABF Medal Mania Join us for this unprecedented Great American Beer Festival winner medal mania and Black Friday dark beer tap takeover extravaganza! It starts on Black Friday and continues until all the kegs are kicked! Fri, Nov. 27, Sat, Nov. 28, and Sun, Nov. 29. Broken Top Bottle Shop, 1740 NW Pence Ln. Meet the Brewer 21+. Last Saturday of every month, 6pm. Crossings at the Riverhouse, 3075 N Hwy 97. Free.


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Silver Moon’s Redmond expansion opens By Kevin Gifford

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Downtown Bend- Wall & Newport 5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Walk Kid’s Fun Run with Elves Costume & Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest Festivities begin at 11:00 am Get in the spirit this holiday season at the Arthritis Foundation’s 24th Annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis.

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ven with all the blockbuster buyouts and takeovers making headlines in the beer business as of late (the latest: Ballast Point in San Diego, purchased by Corona distributor Constellation Brands for a cool $1 billion), there’s still one overriding theme across the industry: It’s growing, and growing fast. That was the message brought across last week at the grand opening of Silver Moon’s new brewing facility near the southern edge of Redmond. It’s just a stone’s throw away from Juniper Brewing Co., but quite a bit larger—15,000 square feet, every bit of it taken up during the event by visitors listening to MOsely WOtta, taking in the One Beard to Rule Them All competition, and trying the new Tart of Gold sour ale. “It’s amazing,” Head Brewer Jeff Schauland said as he gave a tour of the shiny new 30-barrel system occupying one side of the warehouse-style space. “This is a brand-new system, and it’s probably the most stateof-the-art one I’ve worked on.” It looks the part, featuring a touchscreen-based control system and a water-filtering system to ensure the beer tastes the same between the two

brew locations. (Silver Moon’s older 10-barrel system will remain in operation behind the Bend pub.) The initial system, which is scheduled to begin brewing test batches next month, will be used to amp up production on Silver Moon’s three flagship beers—the Get Sum pale ale, Chapter 2 session ale, and IPA 97, already one of their most popular kegs across Oregon and Washington. All three will be debuting in cans next year, featuring a snazzy new logo and art design—“we’re farming that out to Craft Canning + Bottling in Portland at first,” Schauland said, “but we’ll have a canning line of our own here in the facility before too long.” What does all this mean for Silver Moon in 2016? More quantity, but more quality, too. “With this system, we’ll be capable of producing 7,000 barrels a year in Redmond and a thousand or so more in Bend,” Shauland noted. “Having this system here will free us up in Bend to make smaller batches of neat stuff—I’m definitely looking forward to releasing some more English and German styles.”


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4 cups cubed butternut squash

1 teaspoons salt + pepper

1 tablespoon brown sugar

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Through Time OUTSIDE ANewRide bikeway proposed in the Painted Hills

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regon’s richest prehistoric landscape could soon have a new addition.

Currently in its “recommended” phase, the Painted Hills Scenic Bikeway would become the state’s 15th official scenic bike route if approved by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Similar to the concept of designating scenic roadways, signs would be installed along the 120-mile proposed bikeway in Wheeler County to mark a route for those who want to pedal while taking in the paleontology of the area. The proposed route would follow the John Day River, passing by rainbow-ribboned layers of stone age sediment and all three units of the fossil beds national monument like a journey back in time. Cyclists on the Painted Hills Scenic Bikeway would also wind through the towns of Fossil, Spray, Service Creek, Kimberly, and Mitchell, which proponents hope will boost the economies in those rural communities. “Several years ago the State Bikeway Committee came out and rated [the proposed route] very highly. It’s an area that’s pretty close to Bend that not a lot of people know how beautiful it is,” Parks Department Bicycle Recreation Coordinator Alexandra Phil-

lips says. “Just a few weekend cyclists coming through and staying at the bed and breakfast and eating at the cafe in Fossil would bring significant help to the community, whereas in Bend a couple more road cyclists wouldn’t be noticed because the cycling community is already so strong.” According to Phillips, the project would be relatively inexpensive because no new paths would need to be carved out in order to create the Painted Hills Scenic Bikeway. The proposed route snakes across existing roads, making signage the biggest cost. By designating the route as an official scenic bikeway, Travel Oregon and the State Parks Department would join in promoting the path, making it more convenient for cyclists to plan every detail of their trip, from tracking coordinates to finding a continental breakfast. “Someone could go to, print out the map, and read the ride description; and they can also go to the companion site to see all the businesses along the route to find a hotel and plan their trip in a few minutes.” Phillips hosted a public meeting on behalf of the State Parks Department last Thursday evening in Fossil to share information about the project and collect public comment. In

order to designate the bikeway, feedback from the community needs to come in for the State Parks Committee to consider its decision. Because the project requires little funding and has economic incentives for several communities around the Painted Hills, there isn’t much opposition, according to Phillips. Some have concerns about safety, though. Phillips says safety hazards would be minimized by communicating with the Oregon Department of Transportation on improvements for road cycling. The public will have a month to submit comments on the bikeway project before a final version is submitted to the State Scenic Bikeway Committee and State Parks Commission. If designated, the Painted Hills Scenic Bikeway could open as early as this spring, according to Phillips. “It’s a very inexpensive project that can promote biking in a really scenic area that could use some economic development.” Submit any public comment on the Painted Hills Scenic Bikeway at oprd.publiccomment@ or Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department, 725 Summer St. NE Suite C, Salem, OR 97031.

Nobody knows for sure how old she is, but members of the Friends of the Badlands Wilderness speculate she could be nearly 2,000 years old. If so, she survived major historic and natural events. While Northern Europe was being invaded by Vikings, “The Old One” spread her roots. While the Black Plague was spreading throughout Europe, “The Old One” was sending out more branches and reaching toward the sky. While men were fighting the Crusades, “The Old One” and others like her were soaking in the sunshine of Central Oregon. When Europeans colonized America, “The Old One” was beginning to reach her height and girth while the lava landscape was eroding and forming the shape of what we see today. “The Old One” lived through it all—droughts, wars, and naturally harsh conditions that we as humans can only imagine. The Badlands Wilderness is one of Oregon’s newest wilderness designations and is the result of extensive collaboration by local ranchers, environmentalists, conservationists, and elected leaders. Obtaining wilderness status is no easy task. The proximity to Bend makes it one of the most accessible wilderness areas in the region. The hikes are easy, and the trail system is well maintained. In a half-day outing you can hike for miles to see these magnificent trees and still get back to Bend in time for a well-earned pint of your favorite microbrew. While many think of wilderness as lush, green forests in the backcountry, the Oregon Badlands Wilderness offers a different and unique landscape right in our own backyard. You can view the landscape and “The Old One” in a short video on the Bent blog at

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Locals who help preserve the Badlands Wilderness, 15 miles east of Bend near Highway 20, call it “The Old One.” The juniper trees found in this 30,000-acre wilderness are some of the oldest in the world. Some may have taken root during biblical times. Some 80,000 years ago, lava from Newberry Crater to the south poured over the area forming unique canyons and rock vistas where one can see the landscape for miles in all directions. One nearby tree has been verified by core samples to be 1,680 years old. But “The Old One” is bigger in height and girth.



Life Skills

Planting seedlings for the future By Jim Anderson




n this grand old, helter-skelter world of ours there are times when young people with special needs sometimes fall through the cracks. Thankfully, there are educators who are aware of this and set about to make sure it doesn’t happen on their watch.Tyler Winterholler, a Life Skills teacher at Mountain View HS in Bend is one of them, and so is Karen Gentry, Director of Discover Your Forest, in Bend. When those two got their heads together recently, positive things began to happen. Discover Your Forest—a subsidiary of Discover Your Northwest—is a nonprofit partner of the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests dedicated to promoting stewardship, conservation education, and volunteer programs. Discover Your Forest’s goals include engaging youth to create the next generation of stewards, deepening community involvement through volunteerism, and providing programs and events that increase the number and diversity of visitors. Gentry is conducting similar restoration projects with other Bend schools and will be expanding the projects into Madras in 2016. Winterholler works with young people at Mountain View who have special needs, and the Life Skills program run by the school fits right into their lives like warm gloves on a cold day. In fact, that’s exactly what the students were doing last week just off Skyliners Road, west of Bend, being fitted with work gloves— with hand warmers in them—in preparation for doing a much-needed restoration project. When Winterholler pulled to the parking area adjacent to several acres of torn up real estate, the Life Skills students piled off the bus, eager to get started on a tree-planting project. After everyone was outfitted with warm jackets, gloves, and hand-warmer, then safety glasses and hard hats, Gentry got everyone’s attention and taught them the fine art of planting seedling lodgepole pines. After that was done, each student picked out a partner who was than issued five of six seedlings and a tree-plating spade. The idea was to plant each tree at least ten to 11 paces from each other, which took only a moment

Karen Gentry and Megan of Life Skills at Mountain View High School in Bend, restoring lodgepole pine in a Forest Service construction project west of Bend. Photo by Jim Anderson.

for the students to understand, then separate and begin planting. The weather that day wasn’t what one could call friendly. There was a chilly wind blowing across the torn up, bare ground that made planting trees a little difficult, but the kids went at it like it was a warm day in May and

got the job done. “One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eightnine, ten,” could be heard all throughout the afternoon as the groups of Life Skills students spread out across the bare ground digging the holes and planting the trees that would someday become a forest. As they planted, Gentry

and Winterholler gave them big compliments for their good work and reminded them of the future when they would some day return to see a healthy lodgepole pine forest standing there. Cory, one of the students taking part in the Life Skills project, said he enjoyed working with his friend Tim on the restoration project. “Going out to the restoration area to plant the trees was a lot of fun. It felt good to know we were helping out the environment and the recreational area being built over there. There’s still a lot more to do over there and I hope to help out as much as I can. I’m excited to see how it will look years from now. And I know when that recreational area is finished all of us who helped out can go there and say “we did this...’” Cory said. “I also really enjoy working with Tim, we usually go off on our own during projects or jobs, like when we were planting the trees, we went off to areas that were untouched by everyone else. Working with Tim is a great experience, we have fun while getting our work done.” The philosophy of teacher Winterholler’s claim, “Whoever comes through the door, we’ll find him a job,” was apparent in the workmanship of his students. “They may not get into algebra,” he said, “but restoration projects like these will have them looking forward to preparing themselves for the future.” As it is with all community projects, it is the people who see projects like these for the positive contributions they are who get involved. Winterholler and his kids are always looking for new work projects that will provide the opportunity for these special kids to take part in what will help train them for their future lives when they step into the world of making-a-living.

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Civil War Viewing Party Watch the Ducks vs. Beavers Civil War or Washington’s Apple Cup football games on SHARC’s giant video screens. Includes meal and one beer, glass of wine, or soda. Game only admission, includes snacks, no-host bar. RSVP required by 5 pm, Nov. 23 at SHARC Member Services or call 541-585-3147. Nov. 27, 12:30-4pm. SHARC, 57250 Overlook Rd. 541-585-3147. $25, $20 SROA members. Game only: $10 public; $7 children ages 4-12 (3 & under free).

PICK Turkey Trot 5k Say yes to seconds (or thirds!) at Thanksgiving dinner and run it off during the annual three-mile Turkey Trot to support the Neighborhood Impact program. No day-of registration available. Nov. 27, 10am. Sunriver Resort, 17600 Center Dr. 855-420-8206. $25 (early), $30 (regular), $35 (late). PICK I Like Pie Run/Walk Thanksgiving is here. Let us gather, run, eat pie, and rally some money and food for NeighborImpact. I Like Pie is an untimed fun run/walk, pie contest, and food drive that benefits NeighborImpact. 2k, 5k, 10k, and 10-mile distance options. Tees available. Register online or at FootZone. Nov. 26, 9am. FootZone, 845 NW Wall St. 541-317-3568. $5 and 5 lbs of canned goods donation.

OUTDOORS Bend Bikes App Hutch’s Bicycles remembers what it’s like to be a beginner, not knowing where, how, or what to ride. Biking is the best exercise to maintain a healthy weight and a strong heart while reducing air pollution, but many new riders don’t know where to start. That’s why Hutch’s created the Bend Bikes app, the official guide to beginner biking in Bend powered by My City Bikes and Interbike. Download Bend Bikes free for Apple or Android at Wednesdays. Hutch’s, eastside, 820 NE Third St. 888-665-5055.

Twin Bridges Ride Weekly group ride led by shop mechanic Nick Salerno in

conjunction with Visit Bend. Riding the registered Twin Bridges Scenic Bikeway, this great road ride has a decent pace challenging all levels. Come a little early for a fresh pastry and a beautifully crafted Stumptown morning beverage. Saturdays, 9:30am-noon. Crow’s Feet Commons, 875 NW Brooks St. 541-728-0066. Free.

FootZone Noon Run Order a Taco Stand burrito when you leave and we’ll have it when you return. Meet at FootZone for a 3 to 5 mile run. Wednesdays-noon. FootZone, 845 NW Wall St. 541-317-3568. Free.

Meissner Nordic Season Kick-Off Party Join Meissner Nordic Board Members to celebrate the beginning of our 2015-16 season. It’s a great opportunity to meet other skiers, ask questions to our clubs board members, and to sign-up for your annual membership. Plus, everyone that signs-up for membership receives a free beer. Nov. 30, 6-8pm. Broken Top Bottle Shop, 1740 NW Pence Ln.

Moms Running Group Rain or shine, FootZone hosts runs from 3 to 4.5 miles every Thursday meeting at FootZone. Thursdays, 9:30am. FootZone, 845 NW Wall St. 541-317-3568. Free. Move it Mondays First and third Monday of the month will be a trail run. We will meet at FootZone and then carpool to the location. Second and fourth Mondays runs start and end at FootZone. 3-5 miles and paces between 7 and 12-minute miles can be accommodated. Mondays, 5:30pm. FootZone, 845 NW Wall St. 541-317-3568. Free. The Sammy C Project In 2014, after winning five X Games medals, Sammy Carlson abruptly stepped away from competition and dropped out of the Olympic rat race–even as slopestyle skiing was about to make its Winter Olympic debut. Instead, Sammy decided to pursue a new path that would push him and the sport of skiing to new places at all costs. Dec. 1, 6:30-8:45pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St. 541-317-0700. $12 adv., $15 door, $7 for ages 16 and under. Waxing with David Sword Our new, super stoked ski technician, David Sword has seen his fair share of waxing. Plus, he’s a pretty nice dude. The wax clinic will teach you all the basics of how to make your skis fast and in shape for the upcoming winter. Dec. 3, 6-8pm. Crow’s Feet Commons, 875 NW Brooks St. Free.

Wednesday Night Group Runs Join us Wednesday nights for our 3-5 mile group runs, all paces welcome! This is a great way to get exercise, fresh air, and meet fellow fitnatics! Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Fleet Feet Sports, 1320 NW Galveston Ave. 541389-1601. Free.

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The Assassin asks for nothing less than complete submission By Jared Rasic 45 VOLUME 19 ISSUE 48 / November 26, 2015 / THE SOURCE WEEKLY


pon first viewing, The Assassin can almost be impenetrable. There is court intrigue, hidden motivations, honor taking precedence over logic, and, of course, graceful and gravity-defying wirework. Basically, all the things that make a wuxia martial arts movie great. But Director Hsiao-Hsien Hou and cinematographer Ping Bin Lee are not interested in telling a plot-driven, period martial arts story; instead they have made a film that runs solely on its absolutely stunning visual palette and subtext. The plot mechanics are simple, though. The film takes place in 9th century China during the Tang Dynasty. Nie Yinniang (the luminous Qi Shu) was sent away from her home when she was ten years old because the military governor (Tian) she loved and was promised to is instead politically betrothed to another. Yinniang was raised by a nun who trained her, for more than a decade, to be a master swordswoman and who then sends her to Weibo, a remote province where Tian now rules. The nun has instructed the assassin to kill everything Tian loves and then to murder him last. The assassin’s time in Weibo is the main crux of the film and her quandary about killing Tian is the emotional center of the film. None of this matters though. Plot resolution comes completely secondary to the visuals, which are second to none in any other film released this year. This is a movie filled with

luxurious long takes of the assassin, filmed through gossamer curtains as she watches people go about their happy lives while she decides whether to end them. There is a shot of a woman standing on a mountaintop as mist floats in that is the most purely cinematic image I have seen since Under the Skin. The trailers are selling this film as a little bit Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon with a dash of House of Flying Daggers or Hero, but this expectation can only lead to disappointment. The martial arts in this film are brief moments of violence punctuating the long silence of this calm and beautiful world. Plus, the fight choreography is edited quickly and brutally, not allowing the viewer to take beauty from the movement and the forms. For a movie that has long, minute-plus shots, the fact that the action is so mercilessly chopped and given no time to breathe definitely seems like a stylistic choice, if one that doesn’t immediately make sense logically. The Assassin is less Crouching Tiger and more of a slowly paced, bloodless, sexless "Game of Thrones," if held under the sway of dream logic. The final 20 minutes of the film introduces magic into the story in a way that somehow feels completely outlandish, yet organic to the weird flow of the piece. It is a credit to the expert direction and cinematography that none of it ever feels disjointed. If dragons showed up during the closing credits it would have seemed inevitable and just another part


of this flawless world they have created. There were moments I had to remind myself that The Assassin was filmed in 2015. The sets, the locations, the costumes, and the performances place the film so squarely in Tang Dynasty China that it sometimes feels like an unearthed piece of cinema more than a Best Foreign Film Oscar contender. While the elliptical and somewhat obtuse nature of certain story elements will frustrate some viewers and leave them befuddled, for others it will create an even more absorbing experience. The Assassin is not for everyone in the same way Under the Skin or the films of Michael Haneke aren’t. It requires something of the viewer that isn’t always easy to give: A complete submission to the material. If understanding what is happening every second is crucial to a viewer’s enjoyment of a film, then it isn’t for them. But if the viewer allows the film to swallow them up for 105 minutes, then it leaves a weird cinematic clarity behind. I’m not sure I understood most of what I saw, but I can’t wait to try again.

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This is a film not to miss. Director Katrina Browne discovered that her ancestors were the largest slave traders in the history of the United States. She and nine fellow descendants retraced the Triangle Trade and shot this essential documentary. Bendite Tom DeWolf is featured in the film and also wrote novels about the slave trade.

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This is the movie that your grandmother always tells you to watch and gives you the VHS copy of for your birthday. Guess what? She’s right. Audrey Hepburn will make you fall in love in ways you didn’t even know were possible and Gregory Peck will make you faint dead away like a fragile Victorian lady. Put this movie in your eyes.

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FILM SHORTS By Jared Rasic THE 33: This is a dramatic recreation of the Chilean mining collapse where 33 miners became trapped underground for over two months. Starring Antonio Banderas and Lou Diamond Phillips, the movie doesn’t have very good advanced reviews, but they all tend to agree that it is a stirring tale of bravery and sacrifice. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX

maker who is primarily known for romantic and moody pictures steps out of their genre to do a martial arts movie, it usually tends to be an outright masterpiece and The Assassin looks to be no different. Directed by Hsiaohsien Hou, the man behind such gorgeous films as Millennium Mambo and Flowers of Shanghai, The Assassin just might be his best picture yet. Tin Pan Theater

BRIDGE OF SPIES: Steven Spielberg’s first film since the masterful Lincoln sees Tom Hanks as an American lawyer recruited by the CIA during the cold war. While Spielberg’s 2000’s output has been stronger than he gets credit for, a re-teaming with Tom Hanks for a spy thriller seems like just the thing to get the critics back on his side. One of the best films of the year so far. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX CREED: Advanced word on this has Creed being hailed as one of the finest films of the year and a beautiful swan song to the character of Rocky Balboa. This film follows the son of Rocky’s greatest opponent, Apollo Creed, as Rocky trains him to become the boxer he was meant to become. While this could have been a sentimental slog, it appears the film might be a true contender. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX THE GOOD DINOSAUR: While the trailers for this haven’t really been exceptional, Pixar so rarely disappoints that just having their name on it is enough to get most people into the theater. Especially following their all-time classic, Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur is coming at a time where dinosaur love is peaking. The animated film follows the journey of a dinosaur and his companion, a cave-man boy who acts like a dog. The jury is still out with this one. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX GOOSEBUMPS 3D: Advanced word says this is the most fun children’s film since Zathura (which we all know was better than Jumanji). Jack Black plays R.L. Stine, the author of the 200+ series of kid- oriented Goosebumps horror novels. When all of the monsters from his stories escape the pages and jump into the real world, he must team up with some wily kids to capture them all over again. Count me in! Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAYPART 2: While it does feel like this series has been going forever, Mockingjay Part 2 should give the epic series a proper sendoff. As fans of the books know, this is part of the story where everything actually happens (unlike the completely event-free Part 1), so tissues should be held at the ready. This will also be Phillip Seymore Hoffman’s final screen appearance so, even if you don’t watch the movies, it will be worth seeing just to say goodbye. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX

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My new boyfriend is messy. He drops his socks, underwear, and clothing on the floor by the bed. He’s not lazy or entitled, just a spacehead. It’s no big deal for me to pick this stuff up, as I feel like I’m showing him love by caretaking. However, he says his ex said she didn’t mind, either, and then was screaming about his socks eight months later. Is that my future?

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Community Healing Flow Come join this gentle flow class and meet others in our yoga community. The class is by donation and all proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Central Oregon. Fridays, 4-5:15pm. Bend Community Healing, 155 SW Century Dr. Suite 113. 541-322-9642. Donation. Dry-Land Training for Skiers & Boarders Eight-week progressive program designed to improve endurance, edge control, core strength, and balance. Taught by professional mountain biker Emma Maaranen. Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm. Through Nov. 25. Bend Pilates, 155 SW Century Dr. $175.

Fit Camp Meet at Pilot Butte on Monday, Fitness 1440 South on Wednesday and Friday. Get fit and get healthy. Mondays-Wednesdays-Fridays, 6-7pm. GOT CHI, 365 NE Greenwood Ave. 541639-2699. Free. Energy Healing Lynette Frieden, natural health practitioner, as she shares her insights about the most recent advances in healing: energy healing. Learn about cutting-edge energetic healing techniques that rebalance the human body energy field, restore homeostasis, and promote self-healing without drugs or surgery. Dec. 1, 2-3:30pm. Eastside Bend Library, 62080 Dean Swift Road. 541-213-8357. Free.

Gyrokinesis Class Gyrotonic philosophies assist the body to gain its greatest potential in strength, flexibility, and overall health, creating a body in balance and harmony. First class free. First Wednesday of every month, 9:30-10:30am. Hawthorn Healing Arts Center, 39 NW Louisiana Ave. 760-2713272. $15.

Healthy Back Class Join Dr. Raymond for a weekly class that will introduce a self-treatment system to eliminate and prevent chronic pain, erase the signs of aging, and help you feel fantastic in just 10 minutes per day. This class will focus on the seven-minute back pain solution program and the melt method to heal, strengthen, and protect your back (primarily low back) by providing stretches, and core strengthening exercises. This class will be suitable for all levels of back pain sufferers including those with a new injury. Thursdays, 8-8:30am. Through Feb. 4. Hawthorn Healing Arts Center, 39 NW Louisiana Ave. 541-330-0334. $9 drop in or $30 month. IntenSati Love in Action Series IntenSati fuses high-energy aerobics, martial arts, and strength conditioning, with spoken affirmation. The result

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Laughter Yoga Come laugh with us on your Tuesday lunch hour: Just a half-hour of simple movements that facilitate laughter and child-like playfulness. It’s fun, energizing, and healing! Tuesdays, 12:30-1pm. Center for Compassionate Living, 339 SW Century Dr. Suite 203. 541-382-7543. Donation basis.

Move it Mondays First and third Monday of the month will be a trail run. We will meet at FootZone and then carpool to the location. Second and fourth Mondays runs start and end at FootZone. 3-5 miles and paces between 7 and 12-minute miles can be accommodated. Mondays, 5:30pm. FootZone, 845 NW Wall St. Free. Recovery Yoga Wherever you are on the road of recovery, this yoga class offers a safe and confidential place to explore how meditation, pranayama (breath work), journaling, and yoga can aid in your recovery and enhance your life. The format is organic and will evolve with the students and teachers involved. This gathering is not limited to drug and alcohol dependence, as we are all on the road to recovery from something! Thursdays, 7-8pm. Namaspa Yoga Studio, 1135 NW Galveston Ave. 541-550-8550. By donation. Saturday Morning Group Runs Join us Saturday mornings for our group runs, all paces welcome! We meet at the store and run a combination of road and trail routes. Saturdays, 8-9:30am. Fleet Feet Sports, 1320 NW Galveston Ave. 541-389-1601.

Structural Reprograming / The Vance Stance Tired of being in pain? Not had lasting success with other efforts? Get to the root of why you are tight, crooked, suffering. Join Vance Bonner, Ph.D., creator and author of The Vance Stance for a 10-week series to learn her ground-breaking posture and flexibility work. For over 40 years she has helped thousands learn how to stand and move in gravity, not behind it. Achieve great success with back, neck and shoulder pain, scoliosis, bunions, bad knees, hips, and migraines. Classes go through January 28 and may be mixed from four available days and times. Mon, Nov. 30. Home Studio, 21173 Sunburst Ct. Call 541/330-9070 to register. $150 for ten 2-hour classes.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): “We are torn between nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange,” wrote novelist Carson McCullers. “As often as not, we are homesick most for the places we have never known.” I’m guessing that these days you’re feeling that kind of homesickness, Aries. The people and places that usually comfort you don’t have their customary power. The experiences you typically seek out to strengthen your stability just aren’t having that effect. The proper response, in my opinion, is to go in quest of exotic and experimental stimuli. In ways you may not yet be able to imagine, they can provide the grounding you need. They will steady your nerves and bolster your courage. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): The Pekingese is a breed of dog that has been around for over 2,000 years. In ancient China, it was beloved by Buddhist monks and emperors’ families. Here’s the legend of its origin: A tiny marmoset and huge lion fell in love with each other, but the contrast in their sizes made union impossible. Then the gods intervened, using magic to make them the same size. Out of the creatures’ consummated passion, the first Pekingese was born. I think this myth can serve as inspiration for you, Taurus. Amazingly, you may soon find a way to blend and even synergize two elements that are ostensibly quite different. Who knows? You may even get some divine help.


GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Author Virginia Woolf wrote this message to a dear ally: “I sin-

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Some people are so attached to wearing a favorite ring on one of their fingers that they never take it off. They love the beauty and endearment it evokes. In rare cases, years go by and their ring finger grows thicker. Blood flow is constricted. Discomfort sets in. And they can’t remove their precious jewelry with the lubrication provided by a little olive oil or soap and water. They need the assistance of a jeweler who uses a small saw and a protective sheath to cut away the ring. I suspect this may be an apt metaphor for a certain situation in your life, Cancerian. Is it? Do you wonder if you should free yourself from a pretty or sentimental constriction that you have outgrown? If so, get help.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): “Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted,” wrote Leo author Aldous Huxley. That’s the bad news. The good news is that in the coming weeks you are less likely to take things for granted than you have been in a long time. Happily, it’s not because your familiar pleasures and sources of stability are in jeopardy. Rather, it’s because you have become more deeply connected to the core of your life energy. You have a vivid appreciation of what sustains you. Your assignment: Be alert for the eternal as it wells up out of the mundane. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In their quest to collect nectar, honeybees are attuned to the importance of proper timing. Even if flowering plants are abundant, the quality and quantity of the nectar that’s available vary with the weather, season, and hour of the day. For example, dandelions may offer their peak blessings at 9 a.m., cornflowers in late morning, and clover in mid-afternoon. I urge you to be equally sensitive to the sources where you can obtain nourishment, Virgo. Arrange your schedule so you consistently seek to gather what you need at the right time and place.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Are you willing to dedicate yourself fully to a game whose rules are constantly mutating? Are you resourceful enough to keep playing at a high level even if some of the other players don’t have as much integrity and commitment as you? Do you have confidence in your ability to detect and adjust to ever-shifting alliances? Will the game still engage your interest if you discover that the rewards are different from what you thought they were? If you can answer yes to these questions, by all means jump all the way into the complicated fun! SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): I suspect your body has been unusually healthy and vigorous lately. Is that true? If so, figure out why. Have you been taking better care of yourself? Have there been lucky accidents or serendipitous innovations on which you’ve been capitalizing? Make these new trends a permanent part of your routine. Now I’ll make a similar observation about your psychological well-being. It also seems to have been extra strong recently. Why? Has your attitude improved in such a way as to generate more positive emotions? Have there been fluky breakthroughs that unleashed unexpected surges of hope and good cheer? Make these new trends a permanent part of your routine.

Homework Who teaches and helps you? Who sees you for who you really are? Who nudges you in the direction of your fuller destiny? FREE WILL ASTROLOGY © Copyright 2015 Rob Brezsny

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loged about 900 comets in our solar system. But since then, we have expanded that tally by over 3,000. Most of the recent discoveries have been made not by professional astronomers, but by laypersons, including two 13-year-olds. They have used the Internet to access images from the SOHO satellite placed in orbit by NASA and the European Space Agency. After analyzing the astrological omens, I expect you Sagittarians to enjoy a similar run of amateur success. So trust your rookie instincts. Feed your innocent curiosity. Ride your raw enthusiasm.

cerely hope I’ll never fathom you. You’re mystical, serene, intriguing; you enclose such charm within you. The luster of your presence bewitches me...the whole thing is splendid and voluptuous and absurd.” I hope you will have good reason to whisper sweet things like that in the coming weeks, Gemini. You’re in the Season of Togetherness, which is a favorable time to seek and cultivate interesting kinds of intimacy. If there is no one to whom you can sincerely deliver a memo like Woolf’s, search for such a person.

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The tiny house movement, while easily labeled a trend, is an example of the truism, “Everything old is new again.” In past generations, homes were smaller. And in much earlier times (and still in more nomadic cultures), it was common for homes to be compact and simply constructed. From Henry David Thoreau’s petite cabin in the woods to the 1950s-era trailers occupied by many Millenials parents and grandparents to the mill cottages that dot Bend's west side, it’s clear that bigger wasn’t always better. And that sentiment is making its way (back) to Bend. The City recently adopted new “cottage codes,” making it easier to develop a plot of small homes around a common green space. And Bend even has its own dedicated tiny house company—Tongue and Groove. Today, many Americans are rebounding from the pre-recession mcmansions into built-for-simplicity tiny houses. And it’s not hard to see why this approach is catching on. While the median home price in Bend hovers around $330,000, Tongue and Groove sells a complete tiny house for just $55,000. For the more adventurous, kits and plans can be purchased from a variety of sources for far less.

But it’s not just about the upfront cost. Advocates of the tiny house movement say those savings carry over. According to Tiny Life, the average cost to self-build a tiny house is just $23,000. It’s not surprising then, that tiny house owners tend to have more money in savings than the average homeowner and are less likely to be tied down by a mortgage. Nearly three quarters of tiny homeowners own their homes outright. They also make more income (which then goes further, thanks to a small or non-existent mortgage payment) and have less credit card debt (thanks in part, no doubt, to having lower household maintenance costs). Of course, it all comes with a tradeoff. The folks at Tiny Life say that the average tiny house is a mere 186 square feet, while the standard home is upward of 2,000 square feet. But, as the saying goes, you get what you pay for. Living in a house that is less than 400 square feet won’t appeal to everyone. A growing number of people, however, have concluded that more square footage doesn’t lead to more happiness and actually adds complication to your life. Living smaller allows you to focusing on the quality and quantity of your experiences; having time to contribute to your community; and creating space to live a meaningful life. A tiny house isn’t a cure all, but it can have a hugely positive impact on the way that we live.


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ately, Smoke Signals has been somewhat infatuated with the coming cannabis consumer experience revolution. For those who are not regular readers, the “revolution” we are referring to is the birth of a brand new product in the world’s biggest economy during the golden age of consumerism. And it isn’t just one product or even one type of product. First there is what the cool kids are calling “flower” these days, which is just good old-fashioned cannabis bud. Then there are edibles, which includes both foods and drinks. There are also extracts and concentrates, which allow uses such as vaping. Throughout the history of the black market in America, and pretty much everywhere else, cannabis bud was sold in a clear plastic baggie. You were lucky to find a “supplier” who would go the extra mile to use sealable bags. For obvious reasons, there was no label to identify the grower and the strain, much less the THC level or whether pesticides were used on the plant. Contrast this with Leafs by Snoop, which as you may have guessed is Snoop Dogg (nee Lion)’s new line of cannabis products. The Atlantic says Leafs by Snoop “looks like it’d be right at home amongst the artisanal chocolate bars at Whole Foods or the all-natural lotions at Kiehl’s.”

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And The Atlantic is correct. The products are beautifully packaged and creatively branded. The edibles line is called “Dogg Treats” and includes such deliciousness as dark chocolate, watermelon drops, strawberry fruit chews, and peanut butter cups. The bud packages include some iconic slogans such as “Smoke Weed Everyday,” and each package includes a signed message from Snoop, which says, “it’s beautiful to see how chronic leafs are a common source of peace, love and soul that connects us all.” For Snoop, these products will also likely be a source of huge amounts of cash. For now, the edibles are only being sold in Colorado, but may soon come to Oregon and Washington as well. Of course, Snoop has his eyes set on the California market

and beyond. Snoop will be competing with some other celebrities for a share of the cannabis market. Willie Nelson now has “Willie’s Reserve,” which is a set of bud products that Willie says is intended to reflect his personal values. Willie calls it the “anti-Walmart model” and says his products will meet quality and sustainability standards. The bud will come from both Willie’s grows, as well as third-party growers. Willie also plans to open his own stores as well. Bob Marley’s family has created “Marley Natural,” which includes a range of products featuring “heirloom Jamaican cannabis strains.” Marley’s products are also exquisitely well-branded, making use of the Jamaican lion and photos of the verdant mountains of central Jamaica. Marley’s daughter Cedella told Caribbean Life News, “My dad would be so happy to see people understanding the healing power of the herb. He’s smiling right now at what’s really happening.” Many Jamaicans are hoping this high-profile investment by the Marley family in the U.S. market will help lend some momentum to the cannabis legalization movement in Jamaica. But these products are not just about their celebrity creators, and the goal of the branding and packaging is not just to create an attractive product. Instead, these businesses are trying to present something that transcends the stoner stereotype. According to Cheryl Shuman, a leading cannabis consultant and a former editor of HighTimes, a key benchmark for these products is whether a woman would want to buy it. Shuman told Fast Company, “Women are the secret to this whole thing.” According to Adweek, women buy 85 percent of all household and consumer products. But it’s not just that women are prolific consumers. The idea is that a cannabis product that would appeal to women is one that would appeal to almost anyone who would buy cannabis.


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ANSWER TO LAST WEEK’S PUZZLE Across 1 Watch chains 5 “I Love a Rainy Night” country singer Eddie 12 ___ deferens 15 Farmer’s measurement 16 Team with the football 17 “Bravo, bullfighter!” 18 Flour sorters that form patterns? 20 Pack member, for short? 21 This evening, in ads 22 “___ me, that’s who!” 23 Go over some lines? 25 “Well, lah-di-___!” 26 “LOSER KEEPS ___” (billboard seen before the U.S.-Canada gold medal hockey game of 2014) 27 Particle in a charged state 29 I, in Munich 32 Borneo ape, for short 34 Motors that are better suited for flour mills? 40 Test giver’s call 41 Dormant 42 Kunis of “Black Swan” 43 Giant bodies of flour and water that won’t rise? 46 Marshmallow holiday candies 47 “I don’t wanna know about your infection” initials 48 Elly May Clampett’s pa 49 Check to make sure 52 Annual MTV bestowal 54 “Help!” actor Ringo 55 Turntablists, familiarly 58 Bout before the main event 61 Dye holder 62 The next batch of flour being from the same common grain as the last? 65 Cherry discard 66 “Wait, let me wash up first!” 67 Rain hard? 68 Like some winks and grins 69 Like some poker games 70 Naysayer’s view

Down 1 Hard to catch 2 Cuatro plus cuatro 3 Staples or Hooters, e.g. 4 Antique photo tone 5 One of the “Golden Girls” 6 Movie buff’s org. 7 Lifelong pals, less formally 8 ___ noire (bane) 9 Gospel singer Andrews 10 Co. that introduced Dungeons & Dragons 11 Mic check word 12 Some English homework, casually 13 Writer Munro 14 “Against the Wind” singer Bob 19 Principle of good conduct 24 Current government 26 Paperback publisher named for a small fowl 27 “It ___ laugh” 28 Psych suffix 30 Pursued 31 Approach for money 32 Pitcher Hershiser 33 Stopwatch button 35 “(Don’t Fear) The ___” (1976 Blue Oyster Cult hit) 36 White-tailed coastal birds 37 Stealthy-sounding (but subpar) subprime mortgage offering 38 “Waiting For the Robert ___” 39 Anti-DUI gp. 44 Top-five finish, perhaps, to an optimist 45 Joie de ___ 49 Invitation replies 50 Net business, as seen in crosswords but not in real life 51 Ramshackle 53 “A.I.” humanoid 55 Cope 56 Actress Gertz of “The Neighbors” 57 Cherry discard 58 “Ahem” relative 59 “Down ___” (Nine Inch Nails song) 60 1551, to ancient Romans 63 Insurance option that requires referrals 64 “___ said before ...”






































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