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NEWS—Status quo for SE Oregon lands?


A local group is raising the alarm about the Bureau of Land Management’s proposed status-quo plan for millions of acres of land in southeast Oregon. Hilary Corrigan reports.

FEATURE—A Surprise Diagnosis


SOUND—Dame’s New Album



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Bend is home to many world-class athletes—but as one of them found out, even being super-fit didn’t shield him from a heart-related problem.

It’s a raucous adventure, set amid the drag club scene. Elizabeth Warnimont previews the Theater in the Park show hitting Drake Park this weekend.

NATURAL WORLD— At Last! A way to protect birds from cats


Columnist Jim Anderson has long advocated for keeping cats inside to protect songbirds and other species—but now, he introduces a new device that could keep cats outside, while cutting down on bird predation. Kyle Switzer

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he president has long taken a hardline stance against asylum seekers and undocumented people entering and living in this country. But with the advent of the Department of Homeland Security’s changes to its public charge rule, the president is casting his net wider—taking aim at the people seeking to obtain legal permanent residency in this country. If you thought this recent action will not affect you or will have little effect on the local economy, think again. As people who would otherwise be taking responsibility for their own health and the health of their children begin to shy away from public programs, expect local health care providers, grocery stores, landlords and other businesses to suffer. The new public charge rule can and will have an effect on Central Oregonians. On Aug. 12, the Trump administration announced its expanded public charge rule, scheduled to take effect Oct. 15. With it, those seeking legal permanent residency in the U.S. will receive a “negative weighted factor” on their residency applications if they are found to have participated in programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, housing assistance, Medicaid-funded long-term care and other types of Medicaid. They’ll also get strikes against them if they haven’t graduated high school, for having a larger family size, for being of advanced age, or for being lower income. Get enough “strikes” like the ones named here, and an applicant could be denied legal residency. This goes far beyond the criteria established in our nation over the past century. This targets low-income people, those less educated, and people who have more kids. Once legal status is achieved, immigrants have historically gone on to start their own businesses, become educated within our nation’s system, and raise their children inside our education system. One of the most troubling facets of this change lies in health care. By way of the Oregon Health Plan, Oregon expanded its Medicaid program, which, as of July 2108, covered 963,773 people in the state. (That number includes children. Kids’ program are not affected by the expanded public charge rule.) Expanding Medicaid in Oregon resulted in a 53% reduction in the uninsured rate from 2013 to 2017, according to data from healthinsurance. org. This has helped hospitals contain costs and improve overall health outcomes in the state. Under the new public charge rule, some of the people currently enrolled in programs such as these are likely to decide to drop from the program, in fear that they—or one of their family members who may one day apply for residency, and who they may support—may be denied residency because of their enrollment. It might save the federal government some money in the short-term, but when those people are forced into local emergency

rooms to deal with medical issues that they haven’t addressed, it’s going to cost health care providers more in uncompensated care costs. “Health care is not a cash assistance benefit,” wrote the Oregon Health Authority in an Aug. 13 release. “Good health is the foundation for thriving, economically independent people, families and communities. This proposal punishes immigrants for taking responsibility for their health, the health of their loved ones and their neighbors by seeking health care. It fails to acknowledge that in a growing majority of states (like Oregon), which have expanded Medicaid, a high percentage of Medicaid members work, earn income and support themselves without public assistance.” This does not factor in the number of people who will shy away from food stamp programs—there to support families who may be temporarily experiencing shortages—which feed people and support their health. The Oregon Food Bank is expecting an increase in the numbers of people who will access their dropin food pantries following this rule, while also acknowledging that some will stay away for fear that food pantries, too, may be places where immigrants will be targeted, suggested Jeff Kleen, public policy advocate at the private, not-for-profit Oregon Food Bank. The Department of Homeland Security admits this will negatively affect not just immigrants, but U.S. citizens, and yet it has moved forward. In its own analysis of the proposed changes, DHS stated that the rule could result in: • “Worse health outcomes, including increased prevalence of obesity and malnutrition, especially for pregnant or breastfeeding women, infants, or children, and reduced prescription adherence; • Increased use of emergency rooms and emergent care as a method of primary health care due to delayed treatment; • Increased prevalence of communicable diseases, including among members of the U.S. citizen population who are not vaccinated; • Increases in uncompensated care in which a treatment or service is not paid for by an insurer or patient • Increased rates of poverty and housing instability. In a community that has already experienced a measles scare this year, this is not the direction we need to go. In a community that already experiences housing instability, we don’t need more of it. This is an all-out attack on immigrants— and their children—in our community, and locals should take note. Short of voting out this president, we recommend donating to the local food bank, NeighborImpact, or to local groups supporting recent immigrants, including the Latino Community Association and CAUSA, Oregon’s immigrant rights organization.






This is a message to the people of Central Oregon: business owners, city government officials, leaders of all sorts, helpers of all sorts, all ages, all races. It is time to stand up and speak out against racism. If you love Trump or are a Republican, that is fine. Please understand that you support a racist organization. We gotta stand up to it. We have to spread the word that racism is crap. It is time to draw a line in the sand. I want to support businesses that love equality. I want to feel safe when I go to a public event. I don’t feel safe when I see a Trump flag. The racists are doing a good job of getting their message out and inviting people in. I believe all races are good and it doesn’t matter what country you are from. It matters that you are kind to your fellow humans and respectful of their beliefs. How can I respect your beliefs when


you believe it is OK to kill people because of the color of their skin?? Or some other real or imagined difference?? I cannot tolerate your intolerance! Diversity is a strength. Your fear is a weakness. —Kay Bee




Trump is a demon from hell, literally. And as he trashes the Constitution, Democracy, the United States, ad nauseam, he is laughing all the way to the bank. At everyone. Including his comatose braindead groupie sheeples. Why doesn’t ICE ever raid any of Trump’s properties across the U.S., where it is common knowledge he has employed tens of thousands of undocumented workers over the years and continues to do so? The miscreant scumbag in chief has a crew of undocumented workers who are specialists at masonry and other upscale work, and they travel around the country doing whatever finishing work is needed at bozo’z various properties. While Trump sends ICE out to round up undocumented workers by the hundreds at a time, he is employing them to work for him. This unempathetic hooligan thinks he is untouchable and can stand above the law because he knows his idiot followers will follow him, no matter what he does, even straight to hell. And that is just where he’s taking them, and the country as well. —Marco Munez


She has a job, done well, which is to keep us alive, but we just continue to ignore her needs. Mother Earth could quit her job one day. Recycling. Great buzz word, but how many of us really pay attention to the protocol? A material either IS or IS NOT recyclable. For three decades we sold our “recyclables” to China—a now defunct program because the intended reusable waste was consistently contaminated. So now we are topping-up our landfills or incinerating (as in Chester, PA, where ovarian cancer is 64% higher than the rest of the state and lung cancer 24% higher). Dear Mom, we are sorry, but frankly, we don’t give a crap. Today, while doing the waste cans routine, I was (again) appalled at my 30-something-aged neighbors who’d filled their recycling can with 80% non-recyclables. So I put it all in my waste can (again). Interesting, when such things are not punitive they get less attention. My plea: let’s all wake up, get informed and do our part. We collectively own the outcome. Cascade Disposal has a one-page graphic

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guide on its website. It seems easier to think in terms of what IS recyclable. All other material IS NOT. Really pretty simple. Proper recycling is perhaps the most accessible and convenient thing we can do for Mom (because we will still expend fossil fuels and unload Co2 to go purchase stuff in non-recyclable packaging). —Penny McCornack


When some people get in debt, they cut back on spending. Others continue to overspend and borrow to cover the increasing debt. The latter is what you are doing if you disperse people in nature to alleviate crowding. (Aug. 10 Source article.) You are not dealing with the problem of a rising population of humans which is not sustainable. Global warming is thought to be caused by the activities of almost 8 billion people on this earth and, at the rate we are growing, we shall have 9 billion by the end of the century. Studies have shown that global warming could be slowed by reducing population growth. Political leaders and the news media are loathe to even discuss the subject. As long as this is true, all the efforts to mitigate the negative effects of population growth are simply short term. This includes gas efficient cars, reducing carbon emissions, more efficient lighting and dispersing campers in nature. You would think we would be smarter. —William Brewer

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Years ago I was able to convince management at Ace Hardware to remove glue traps from their shelves by writing a letter that pointed out the gruesome cruelty. Since then the traps have been reinstated because customers requested them. A person needs the essential quality of empathy to be able to imagine not only the pain and suffering but the panic, despair and long dying process involved in meeting one’s end in such a trap. How a person can sleep at night while a live animal is experiencing this horror in their trash is beyond me.  I too have had a mouse problem. I captured them in live traps, released them as quickly as possible into a bucket of straw (the straw reduces their anxiety by 99%), provided water and food until I had a chance to take them out to the wilderness where they can live out their lives or become essential food for owls and predators. Sure, it took more time and effort but I consider that time well spent. Subsequently, I’ve kept my garage mouse-free using the plug-in devices that generate an electrical signal rodents don’t like. Problem solved. Ace Hardware has again agreed to remove the glue traps from their shelves. They still provide lethal traps as well as humane options. I would like to hereby publicly thank Jeff Paulson and Ace Hardware for saying NO to torture, something Home Depot, Lowes etc. has yet to do. Ultimately however, it is YOU the consumer who has the power to “Be the generation that ends the violence.” —Vanessa Schulz

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East side work looks to improve Murphy Road, 15th Street By Hilary Corrigan


oad work continues on Bend’s east side as part of an effort to give drivers more options to cross the city and to help walkers and cyclists get around more safely and easily. The City of Bend started a portion of its Murphy Corridor Improvements Project last week. The total project, costing about $32 million, aims to improve transportation in southeast Bend. It entails rebuilding the segment of Murphy Road from Brosterhous Road west to Parrell Road; extending Murphy Road from Brosterhous Road east over the BNSF Railway line to 15th Street, with a new bridge over the railroad tracks; adding and improving sidewalks in the area; and building three new roundabouts on Murphy Road—at the intersections of Country Club Drive, Brosterhous Road and 15th Street. Money for the project comes mostly from the city’s transportation fund, with some from water, stormwater and Americans with Disabilities Act funds and from the Bend Park & Recreation District. The work that just started includes construction of the 15th Street roundabout, plus sidewalks along 15th Street

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from Chloe Lane north to Ferguson Road. The southbound side of 15th Street will close to traffic in that area, although northbound will remain open, as work continues through October. Work could start next year on extending Murphy Road; constructing the bridge over the railroad tracks; reconstructing Murphy from Parrell Road to Brosterhous Road, making it three lanes instead of two and adding sidewalks and bike lanes; and building the other two roundabouts, according to Garrett Sabourin, project engineer with the City of Bend. All three new roundabouts will be single-lane, although the ones at Brosterhous Road and 15th Street could be expanded in the future, Sabourin said. Sabourin expects that extending Murphy Road from Brosterhous Road to 15th Street will especially help emergency services, since responders won’t have to rely so much on Country Club Drive or Brosterhous Road. City officials also expect the sidewalk construction along 15th Street from Chloe Lane north to Ferguson Road to help create a safe pedestrian route in the area, as part of a larger plan. That includes

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coordinating with the Bend Park & Recreation District on its planned Alpenglow Community Park, a 37-acre site just off 15th Street, south of Ferguson Road. Construction on that park could start in 2021. But during outreach efforts over the past couple of years on that planned park, community input emphasized “wanting to be able to walk, bike or run to the park” rather than having to drive there, said Ian Isaacson, project manager with the Bend Park & Recreation District. The district identified gaps in the area’s pedestrian network, including sidewalks north of the Central Oregon Irrigation District canal, and wanted to ensure that ongoing projects— including a new high school at 15th Street and Knott Road—lined up their pedestrian paths with one another, Isaacson said. To coincide with the Murphy Corridor Improvements Project, the district sped up its plans to build a standalone pedestrian bridge over the COID Canal on the west side of 15th Street, parallel to the existing

vehicle bridge, just north of the park site, Isaacson said. It will resemble similar pedestrian bridges at Farewell, Riverbend and First Street Rapids parks, he said. The district aims to build that pedestrian bridge this winter or early next year, before the rest of the park, so it can open sometime in the spring, Isaacson said. The district also plans a 10-foot wide asphalt pedestrian trail south along 15th Street, down to Knott Road. Currently, pedestrians have to skirt over the vehicle bridge on 15th Street, making for a dangerous situation, Isaacson noted. At a recent City Council meeting, Bend City Council Member Justin Livingston also noted the high speeds and low visibility that pedestrians can face while crossing 15th Street in that area. The city’s work, besides installing the sidewalks to the north, will include a marked pedestrian crossing on 15th Street. Livingston joked that crossing there recently with his children became like a game of Frogger. “They made it!” he cheered.


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Environment group questions BLM plan choice


By Hilary Corrigan ONDA has warned that Alternative A would simply continue the 2002 plan’s management of the area, without updating based on changes to the landscape seen over the past 17 years—including such factors as climate change, wildfires and endangered and invasive species. “This area has some of the largest intact wild places that we have left in the lower 48,” said Jeremy Austin, the Hart-Sheldon coordinator with ONDA, who noted how the landscape is vital to sage-grouse and other species such as pronghorn antelope, birds and pygmy rabbits. The area has more than 1 million acres of lands with wilderness characteristics, areas that warrant more protection, ONDA has argued. The proposed plan also makes no changes to managing OHV use in the area, leaving it open to damage, the group stated, urging restrictions to limit motorized travel to existing routes. ONDA also warned of permanent damage to the environment from grazing. The group urged suspending grazing in areas that fail to meet the agency’s own ecological standards; and setting up a process to let ranchers voluntarily relinquish their grazing permits. Austin noted that the Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council met for nearly a decade to develop a method of identifying areas with wilderness characteristics. Advisory committees function under rules set by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, meant to recognize the merits of getting advice from the nation’s citizens while also ensuring that advice is relevant, objective and

The Bureau of Land Management is updating its Southeastern Oregon Resource Management Plan that includes about 4.5 million acres of the agency’s lands.

alternative that recognized nearly 417,200 acres of land with wilderness characteristics that warranted protection. “It’s a little disconcerting to see our recommendation not be part of the preferred alternative,” Weikel said, adding that the RAC speaks as one voice directed only to the agency that it advises. Weikel noted that protecting lands with wilderness characteristics means limiting certain activities, such as extraction work and road construction, that would preclude them from subsequently meeting the definition of wilderness. She called BLM’s choice of Alternative A puzzling, since it returns to the management in place in 2002 and may wind up back in court. “These public lands are priceless American heritage,” Weikel said, noting that while national parks get a lot of attention, taking part in managing various different public lands “is a really important part of being an American.” “There’s a whole lot of land out there that belongs to the public that they don’t even know much about,” Weikel said. The public comment period closes Aug. 28. BLM could issue a final plan in fall, followed by a protest period before a decision in the winter. For more information, visit

public and that the committees comply with various cost and record-keeping requirements. According to its website, the Southeast Oregon RAC’s 15 members reflect an array of interests and users of public lands, including grazing permittees, commercial timber, energy and mining, recreation and OHV groups, transportation, conservation, historic and cultural interests, elected officials, tribes, state agencies and academics. BLM’s proposed plan offers no management framework for the identified areas with wilderness characteristics, Austin said. “This is the opportunity to do that,” Austin said of the process to amend the plan. BLM’s proposed plan would essentially “go back to that 2002 plan,” Austin said. “That plan is no longer appropriate.” ONDA wants to see “a far more balanced approach to how these resources are managed,” Austin said. “The BLM should be adapting over time, not going backward.” Julie Weikel, who lives south of Burns and served as the wild horse and burro representative on the Southeast Oregon RAC from 2012 to 2018, called that RAC a particularly involved and active one, and noted surprise at BLM’s proposed plan. The RAC had supported a different

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he public has another week to help craft an update to the plan that manages a chunk of southeastern Oregon. The Bureau of Land Management is amending its resource management plan for about 4.6 million acres of its public lands in southeastern Oregon. Federal law directs BLM to develop, maintain, amend and revise land use plans that direct the uses, restrictions and management of lands in the longterm. An amendment updates an existing plan, focusing on a limited set of specific issues. Disagreement over processes involving the Southeastern Oregon Resource Management Plan date back about 20 years, including court cases between BLM and the Oregon Natural Desert Association that resulted in a settlement requiring BLM to amend the plan to address wilderness characteristics, off-highway vehicle use and grazing management, among other factors. BLM has laid out a few possible plans. Alternatives B, C and D would establish boundary areas and protect different units of lands with wilderness characteristics—large areas that it finds offer outstanding opportunities for solitude or primitive recreation—plus set varying limits on OHV use. Two of those plans would also set additional rules on grazing permits. BLM chose Alternative A that it says continues current management; would set no additional protections for lands with wilderness characteristics; and would continue current management practices on grazing permits and OHV use.


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Until she came to the U.S. this summer, Wendy Beatriz Caishpal Jaco had never been able to board a bus. Jaco, 29, uses a wheelchair, which buses aren’t able to accommodate in her hometown of Ahuachapán, El Salvador. She finally got on a bus that could handle a wheelchair while attending a NPR program called WILD— the Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability, held this summer in Eugene, Oregon. It’s not that El Salvador ignores people with disabilities, she said. For nearly two decades, there has been a law designed to give people with disabilities equal access to jobs and transportation. “[The law] talks about adaptability, inclusion,” Jaco said. “The problem is that there is no follow-up.” Jaco hopes that WILD will give her the tools and training to further her role as a champion of disability rights and make a change in her country. She is one of 21 women with disabilities from around the world who attended the three-week training program, organized by Mobility International USA. This year’s event, the ninth since its inception, ran from July 13 to Aug. 3. —Aparna Vidyasagar, NPR

Conservation Groups: Trump’s New Rules Threaten Wildlife

Conservationists are accusing the Trump administration of putting the interests of industry — including logging and grazing in the Pacific Northwest — ahead of the survival of the country’s most imperiled wild plants and animals. The administration’s announced changes Monday to how the Endangered Greg Davis/OPB Species Act will be enforced by federal agencies set off waves of criticism, including vows by several states to challenge the move. Environmental groups also say they may sue to stop the new rules. Several Oregon species currently being considered for listing under the ESA would be subject to the new rules. In a release announcing the new rules, the Interior Department said the changes were “designed to increase transparency and effectiveness.” “The revisions finalized with this rulemaking fit squarely within the President’s mandate of easing the regulatory burden on the American public, without sacrificing our species’ protection and recovery goals,” said U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross in the release. —Jes Burns, OPB

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Grapes of Change: How the Wine Industry has Transformed Oregon’s Economy

McMINNVILLE, Ore. — McMinnville, 1971. When a handful of pioneering farmers bought land on the outskirts of this modest rural town and decided to plant wine grapes, people called them crazy. Wine grapes wouldn’t grow in the Northwest, they said. Third Street in McMinSierra Dawn McClain/Capital Press nville, 2019. People scuttle between high-end boutiques, local businesses and fine dining. Baskets of petunias hang from lamp posts like colorful chandeliers. And on the corner where a JCPenney store once stood, there’s a wine tasting room. In this growing city where urban and rural worlds intersect, the wine industry has signed its autograph. In 2016 alone, Yamhill County, of which McMinnville is the seat, raked in more than $15 million in wine-related property taxes. Michael Rogers, resident of McMinnville since 1976, has watched the transformation. “It’s been an incredible change,” said Rogers. “We went from a small Oregon town with a bunch of turkey farms to a classy city of wineries.” McMinnville is one grape on the vine. Across Oregon, the industry has profoundly impacted the state’s economy and indirectly shaped its demographics and culture. —Sierra Dawn McClain, Capital Press






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A local runner and cyclist shares his story of receiving a common heart-related diagnosis By Bill Mintiens Could you be an A-Fibber? Apparently having run five Boston Marathons, one New York Marathon (2:37 in 1981…OK, so it was 38 years ago…), numerous road and trail races and even the very first Bend marathon (at age 50, 16 years ago) isn’t enough to inoculate me from a recent diagnosis of atrial fibrillation, called AFib for short. Turns out that lots of older people, not just endurance athletes (who like to go out and hammer) are being diagnosed with irregular heart rhythms that can cause heart palpitations, fatigue and shortness of breath. And it’s not just runners experiencing it. Cyclists, swimmers and other endurance athletes can also experience symptoms, and are either being diagnosed with AFib or, worse yet, aren’t aware of the potential seriousness of their symptoms. For the past two years, until this past July when I was diagnosed, I’ve suffered dizziness, low blood pressure and weakness in my extremities either during or immediately after running or road cycling. I thought it was everything from dehydration to poor conditioning to caffeine. (Yep, I’m really good at denial.)

According to the Cleveland Clinic, atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm abnormality. Between 2.7 and 6.1 million Americans are affected by AFib, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, including less than 2% of people under age 65. And while it’s often a

the ventricles. If a clot breaks off, enters the bloodstream and lodges in an artery leading to the brain, a stroke results.” Myth busted This was not supposed to happen to we baby boomers. Back in the ‘70s it was generally believed that endurance activities would strengthen and

Ah…that not-quite-right feeling. I know my body pretty well and, until recently, felt I could hammer through anything health-wise. Another myth busted. mere annoyance, it is responsible for 15 to 20% of all strokes, according to the CDC. It can also be responsible for life-threatening medical emergencies that result in cardiac arrest and even sudden death. According to a description from the American Heart Association: “Normally, your heart contracts and relaxes to a regular beat. In atrial fibrillation, the upper chambers of the heart (the atria) beat irregularly (quiver) instead of beating effectively to move blood into

protect our hearts as we aged. Guess what, Bucko: that myth got busted years ago. Jim Fixx authored the 1977 best-selling book, “The Complete Book of Running.” Credited with helping start America’s fitness revolution, Fixx popularized the sport of running and demonstrated the health benefits of regular jogging. He died from a heart attack in 1984, at age 52. Dr. Nicholas Buss is an interventional cardiologist with the St.

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a bad thing. “Remodeling is a fancy way of saying that the heart restructures itself to be more efficient,” added Buss. The medical community is quick to say that our parents’ genes play a critical role in determining the inherited health issues we may encounter. According to Buss, AFib is not one of those inherited issues with older folks. “Some people advocate that there are inherited forms of AFib, but we would argue that, if it does happen, it’s in people at a far younger age.” So should we aging baby boomers with AFib retire our nice soft Hoka shoes and switch to biking or swimming? Not so fast, says Buss. “Generally, there is no hard and fast rule that says biking is worse than running is worse than swimming regarding the onset of AFib.” The benefits of lifelong exercising help aging athletes stay in tune with their bodies.

“The nice thing about athletes, in general, is that they’re being active, as opposed to people who are inactive. Athletes are pretty tuned into when something is not quite right,” said Buss.

doing in terms of physical activity, and you’re developing symptoms that are atypical for you—shortness of breath, chest pain, lightheadedness at a time in your workout that you would otherwise not anticipate having any of those issues—that would be the time to bring it up to your primary doctor.” So should all athletes, especially older folks, buy and use wrist heart monitors to track their heart rate? “There’s been a lot of information recently out there about AFib and the Apple Watch. Sometimes I think these things can be information overload. But, if an athlete is wearing a heart monitor for training purposes, that’s fine. But, in general, continuous monitoring to look for these things can push us to the other side, where someone is constantly worried, looking for something wrong.” Bottom line: If you’re feeling “off,” talk with your primary care physician. “If something is going wrong, have a very low threshold to bring

“The diagnosis of atrial fibrillation has become more common in the world. Part of this is because people are living longer, the population is getting older and part of it is because our detection methods are becoming better.” —Dr. Nicholas Buss Ah…that not-quite-right feeling. I know my body pretty well and, until recently, felt I could hammer through anything health-wise. Another myth busted. Dr. Buss’ words of wisdom “A good rule of thumb is that when you know what you are capable of

it up. As people age, we see more adverse vascular disease, strokes, heart attacks, high blood pressure and arrhythmia,” said Buss. The American Heart Association has a wealth of information and resources on AFib and other heart-related issues. Check it out at Wikimedia Commons

The heart "remodeling" itself to be more efficient can be a good and bad thing, according to a local doctor.


Charles Health System in Bend. He’s seeing AFib cases on the rise. “In general, the diagnosis of atrial fibrillation has become more common in the world. Part of this is because people are living longer, the population is getting older and part of it is because our detection methods are becoming better,” said Buss. AFib is not solely a condition brought on by exercise. “In the U.S. this is the most common arrhythmia in people over age 65—whether they are or are not an endurance athlete,” he added. Turns out that even healthy people, whether they exercise or not, can develop short bursts of atrial fibrillation when they are very sick. And here’s another interesting factoid: AFib occurs more in women than in men. “Again, irrespective of the endurance sport aspect, I see this more frequently in women than in men,” said Buss. But back to endurance athletes and the occurrence of AFib. Don’t we have larger, stronger hearts with low resting heart rates that pump enormous amounts of blood to the muscles that need it? Sure, we do—but Buss notes there are exceptions. “There are some people who do super endurance things; they have very low resting heart rates and the heart remodels itself in a way that potentially precipitates things like AFib.” So this “remodeling” of the heart is both a good thing—and potentially





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Part of the Bend Brewing Company Backyard Movie Series. “MOTHERLOAD” is a film dedicated to two things close to home: climate and biking. The movie depicts the people behind the push to use purpose-built bikes instead of cars and explores motherhood through a cargo bicycle. 6-10pm. Bend Brewing Company, 1019 NW Brooks St., Bend. Free.





Partake in this six-course menu using ingredients from Central Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Each dish will come with a wine pairing specific to the tastes of that course. 6:30pm. Elixir Wine Group, 11 NW Lava Rd., Bend. $90/food only, $120/food & wine.


This night will be packed with high-energy blues and rock music led by Missouri trio, The Hooten Hallers. Joining is Andrew Carew who is sure to make this night even more memorable. 9-11pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $10.


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Based on Jean Poiret’s 1973 play, La Cage aux Folles is a musical with a lot of passion and fun. Enjoy in watching a great display of the arts right along the Deschutes River. Doors at 6pm both days. Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd., Bend. $25-$75.




Get some grub from the variety of food trucks on hand, a drink to quench your thirst and then hunker down for a night of bingo. Win prizes, cash and help support local nonprofit organizations. 6-8pm. The Lot, 745 NW Columbia St., Bend. No cover.





If you want to experience a masterclass in ‘90s pop and rock, then this Cake show is for you. It’s sure to be a fun night and pop culture bonanza at the same time. Joining is Portland band The Dandy Warhols who always know how to bring a good show to the stage. Doors at 5pm, music at 6:30pm. Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 Shevlin Hixon Dr., Bend. $55. Unsplash


In support of BrightSide Animal Center, the Red Dog Classic is a chance to put your skills on the links to the test– all while playing for a good cause. Entry includes lunch. 18 holes and a cart. Opportunities to buy mulligans, strings and more. Try out the hole-in-one contests. Noon-7pm. Juniper Golf Club, 1938 SW Elkhorn Ave., Redmond. $125/single, $400/group of four.




Featuring over 100 wines, craft beers, spirits and dozens of cheeses and hors d’oeuvres, this is one event where you’ll want to bring your appetite. You can also enjoy live music and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity of LaPine-Sunriver. 5pm. Twisted River Tavern, 17600 Center Dr., Sunriver. $85.

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Calling all hip-hop artists! Sign up for a 5-10 minute slot at The Capitol to show off your raps or beats. Bring a flash drive or a way to play beats. No rapping over verses allowed. Email booking@thecapitolbend. com to sign up or for questions. 9:30pm. The Capitol, 190 NW Oregon Ave., Bend. No cover.

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Formerly of the great Nickel Creek, Sean Watkins is now off working on solo projects and still producing top quality music. Joining him for the final Sisters Saloon Summer Concert Series are string masters The Bee Eaters. These two acts are actually working on a project together for future release. Learn more in our Sound section interview with Watkins. 7-10pm. Sisters Saloon, 190 E. Cascade Ave., Sisters. $15.

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Bluegrass & Podcasts

The former front man of Nickel Creek is paving new ground By Isaac Biehl Jason Quigley



ean Watkins has been playing music for a long time. From starting Nickel Creek when he was 12, playing variety type shows with the Watkins Family Hour and now moving out into solo projects, Watkins has definitely made the rounds, with each stop leaving an impression that has helped him grow. “I had no idea that I would ever do music as a profession,” says Watkins as he recalls first starting music with piano lessons at age 7. “My piano teacher’s son was a mandolin player and had a weekly bluegrass show he would put on at a pizza place, which we would go to. So, I eventually fell in love with bluegrass and acoustic music.” He and his eventual Nickel Creek bandmate, Chris Thile, learned from the same music teacher, first meeting at the ages of 9 (Watkins) and 5 (Thile). Joining them would be Watkins’ little sister, Sara, who was the same age as Thile. Even before Watkins was a teenager, Nickel Creek was starting to become a thing. The group started out playing on the weekends and making random appearances at festivals, growing to become more than they ever thought possible. “We got out of high school and our voices stabilized and we started making records and touring really regularly,” says Watkins. “It’s been a really wild ride and I’m just very grateful to get to do this for a living.” After a very successful tenure with Nickel Creek (the band won a Grammy in 2002 for Best Contemporary Folk Album), Watkins is now out on a new path, navigating the solo world for a couple of years.


Bluegrass wasn’t the norm in Southern California, but Sean Watkins fell in love with the genre regardless.

“My relationship with playing music for audiences has always been through the lens of a band. With that comes a lot of fun and shared responsibility for the success and non-successes. So, it makes it easier in a band when maybe a show doesn’t go well or a record doesn’t do as well as you hoped,” Watkins says of the transition. “When you’re solo it’s just your name behind it. So, it’s a little taxing at times—but it’s also really rewarding to know you can do something like this on your own.” Currently on a quick West Coast run with The Bee Eaters, the two acts have actually been working on a new

album together—half of which was recorded on a farm in Santa Barbara, California, and the other in a studio in Portland, Oregon. This collaboration marks the first time Watkins has recorded a solo album with the same band the whole way through. “This will be a major return to my roots and the music I grew up with. It’s the most personal, to me, recording that I’ve ever made. When I play with them it’s really wild and fun.” The release for Watkins’ next album, to be titled “This Is Who We Are,” is going to be quite unique. He tells the Source that he plans to put it out as not

just an album, but a podcast as well. Each episode will feature a song as the main point of discussion as Watkins is joined by people who relate to each piece of music. Watkins says he hopes to release it “in the next month or so,” so be sure to keep an eye and ear out. You can see Sean Watkins and The Bee Eaters perform at the final Sisters Saloon Summer Concert Series on Friday. Sean Watkins w/ The Bee Eaters Fri., Aug. 23, 7-10pm Sisters Saloon 190 E Cascade Ave., Sisters $15

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hen he isn’t busy hitting bigtime buzzer beaters over Paul George, or being a father, you can probably find Damian Lillard in the studio rapping his a** off. The Portland Trail Blazers’ starting point guard now officially has three albums under his belt with the release of his latest effort, “Big D.O.L.L.A.” While you’ve probably heard the jokes about athletes trying to rap in the past, Lillard is one of the few who are actually good at the trade and have made a stable foundation in the industry. For someone who spends most of the year traveling and pushing his body to the limits, the time he does have to use as a hip-hop artist clearly isn’t wasted. “Big D.O.L.L.A.” is Lillard’s best work to date by far. It seems fitting, as it comes following his most prolific and successful NBA season as both a player and team. After sitting with the album for a little while, here are my four favorites from the project, and what makes them each stand out. “Money Ball” feat. Jeremih, Danny from Sobrante & Derrick Milano Firstly, if you throw a Jeremih feature on a track I’m probably going to like it. But more than that, this might be the song with the most radio success potential from Lillard. It’s smooth and a total flex: “Getting’ money ain’t new to me,” sings Jeremih on the hook. The song is a total group effort, which may be what makes it so fun in the first place.

“Cupid” This track makes the list because it’s great to hear Lillard flowing solo and be this captivating. He has this laidback style to his tone that’s inviting and easy to listen to. This is the track for people who don’t want any extra frills or additives; “Cupid” is just Lillard rapping over a classic West Coast beat, being himself. “Beach” feat. Derrick Milano This might be my #1 on the album… Lillard sounds poetic praising his girl here, preaching to do anything for her—even “bringing sand to the beach.” In the heat of summer, this is the type of jam you need to have in rotation. “I been shootin’ for a minute this a kill shot,” raps Lillard as he not only references his knack for the longball, but his pursuit at this chance of love. “Check” “All about the check / No Nike,” says Lillard as he professes his knack for securing a bag and proclaims his loyalty to Adidas. While soft-spoken for most of the time and letting his game do the talking on the court, it’s great to hear Lillard let his mouth run a little here. Always the underdog, “Check” celebrates Lillard’s talents and grind to get to where he’s at today: Nothing given, everything earned. Overall, “Big D.O.L.L.A.” is a solid album. It’s clear Lillard has thrown a little extra finesse into this one, leaning more on that summer time R&B vibe, which ultimately works out in his favor. You can listen to “Big D.O.L.L.A” on all streaming platforms.




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21 Wednesday The Astro Lounge Bingo w/ Janney to ben-

efit Oregon Wild Every Wednesday! Winners take home half the pot, the rest goes to Oregon Wild! 6-8pm. $1-5 per game.

Bevel Craft Brewing Rubbah Tree Collec-

tive Come groove out on the Patio to the reggae vibes from this local Bend band. Bevel beer will be flowing and the four food carts out have your dinner cravings covered! 6:30-8:30pm. No cover.

Cabin 22 Locals Night w/ UKB Trivia It’s fun

and free to play! Enjoy Central Oregon pint specials, all day, all night! Prizes include Cabin 22 gift cards! Team up with friends join in this week. 7pm.

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

Greg’s Grill B Side Brass Band B Side Brass Band plays the best in New Orleans Funk and Jazz - outdoors on the patio. All Ages! 6-8pm. No cover. Hub City Bar & Grill Karaoke What’s your go-to karaoke tune? 9pm. Immersion Brewing Geeks Who Drink Pub

Trivia Win fun prizes and challenge your friends, or enemies, on obscure knowledge while enjoying craft beer and delicious food from our pub style kitchen. Come early for hoppy hour priced apps and drinks. 6-8pm. No cover.

Kelly D’s Irish Sports Bar Rockin’ Robin

Karaoke Rockin’ Robin takes our stage, running Bend’s #1 karaoke show. 7-11pm. No cover.

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

sicians welcome to the downtown living room. Bring your instruments and your friends. Everyone else come on by and support the local music scene. Goes to Last Call or last musician. Which one will it be? 21 and over. 6pm. No cover.

Maverick’s Country Bar & Grill Karaoke

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

McMenamins Old St. Francis School

Pete Kartsounes As a cutting-edge musician, Pete Kartsounes is fulfilling a vision of writing music with meaning. The performer/songwriter has spent most of his life creating original music that entertains and enlightens. 7-10pm. No cover.

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

Sam Johnson Park Juju Eyeball at Music on the Green Juju Eyeball plays 2 sets of high-energy Beatles covers. Dance the night away to the #1 hits and the deep cuts. Always a blast! 5-7pm. no cover. Seven Nightclub Hump Day Karaoke Every Wednesday night! 8pm. No cover.

22 Thursday 7th Street Brew House Bow Wow Bingo

Join us for BowWow Bingo every Thursday evening benefiting BrightSide Animal Center! Great food, wonderful brews and a whole lot of fun! Cards are $1 each for the first 2 games (or 6 for $5) and $2 each for the last 2 games (or 6 for $10). 6-8pm. No cover.; Benefitting the BrightSide Animal Center in Redmond. 6:30pm.

The Astro Lounge Rockin’ Robin Karaoke

Sing your favorites on a rockin’ good system, every Thursday! 9pm-1am. No cover.

C.E. Lovejoy’s Brookswood Market

Cabin 22 KC Flynn & Friends KC Flynn will be

writers’ open Mic w/ Victor Johnson Popular and welcoming venue for experienced and brand new performers to play their original material. 6-8pm.

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

The Lot Wednesday Open Mic Night Covers,

Currents at the Riverhouse Riverhouse Music Series Highlighting local Central Oregon talent, the Riverhouse music series focuses on genres ranging from bluegrass, acoustic, indie, blues, jazz, singles and duos. 7-9pm. No cover.

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sic in the Saloon | Olivia Harms Olivia has been playing traditional country music since she was young. She grew up singing and touring with her mother Joni Harms, who has been very successful in the country western music industry. Olivia is following in her mother’s footsteps and making music her full time career. 6:30pm. No cover.

that creates a unique blend of folk, roots, blues and intricate instrumentals through Tim Coffey’s soulful guitar, Kat Hilst’s powerful cello and their moving vocal harmonies. 6-8pm. No cover.

Seven Nightclub Bend Comedy Open Mic

Corey’s Bar & Grill Karaoke Come on down

originals, instrumentalists or poets. Hosted by local musicians like MOsley WOtta, Jeshua Marshall and others. 6-8pm. No cover.

River’s Place Coyote Willow Indie Roots duo

‘Dancing in The Garden’ Join C.E. Lovejoy’s Market for summer Dancing in the Garden Beer & Wine Gardens on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of June, July and August, 2019! Live music, food, dancing, friendships & fun! Band listing and more information at 5-7pm. Free.

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

Oregon Spirit Distillers 92/9 FM and The Herb Center Present Leftover Salmon with Watkins Glen Few bands stick around for thirty years. Even fewer bands leave a legacy during that time that marks them as a truly special, once-inlifetime type band. And no band has done all that and had as much fun as Leftover Salmon. Since their earliest days as a forward thinking, progressive bluegrass band, to their role as a pioneer of the modern jam band scene, to their current status as elder-statesmen of the scene. 7-10pm. $25.

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

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Kelly D’s Irish Sports Bar Thursday Trivia Inquisitive Simian presents In it to Win It Trivia Thursdays. 7-9:15pm. No cover. McMenamins Old St. Francis School

Rubbah Tree We are a 6 piece reggae rock band from Bend. Our goal is to spread the positive message and irie rhythm with the heavy influence of the North West. 7-10pm. No cover. Worthy Brewing

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

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Sunriver Resort Sunriver Resort’s Summer Concert Series Head out to The Backyard at Sunriver Resort for a perfect summer evening. The season ends September 1, so if you haven’t made it out to a show yet now is the time to get on it! Each night is a new band and you can enjoy a great selection of food, wine, beer and cocktails. 6:30-8:30pm. No cover. The Lot Appaloosa Quartet Appaloosa is a

local Americana band which plays new folk and old country music in a rootsy, raw and authentic configuration. They will be preforming as a quartet and their unique blend of melody and easy harmonies gives this bands lyrics an interesting, fun and toe-tappin’ vibe. 6-8pm. No cover.

Worthy Brewing Company NPT Benefit Concert for COCOA In support of Central Oregon Council on Aging. Jimmy Jo McCue, Ellen Jakab and Linda Martin, and Auzzie Mark McCord and Deb Riechers will perform song in the round. Families welcome. 6-8pm.

23 Friday Checkers Pub Joe Fidanzo & Friends Joe and friends come to us for the first time to Checkers! Blues/rock/soul/R&B. 8-11:30pm. No cover.

Hub City Bar & Grill James Dean and the Misfits Tim Cruise plays every Friday night! 5-8pm. No cover.; Classic rock, prize giveaways! 9pm. No cover. Juniper Golf Course and The View Tap and Grill Band on the Patio Summer Music Series

- Appaloosa Band Featuring the music of Appaloosa. Playing Folk Country classics and originals. No cover, all ages event. food and beverages available. Reservations appreciated. 5-8pm. No cover.

Lava Lanes Karaoke Night Come sing with us! 8pm-Midnight. No cover.

Les Schwab Park (Crooked River Park) HWY 97 Great classic rock! 5pm. No

cover.; HWY 97’s special, exciting band of classic rock! 5-6pm. No cover.

Worthy Brewing hosts an NPT Benefit Concert in support of the Central Oregon Council on Aging Thursday night.

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M&J Tavern Aussie Mark & Sheila Fiddler Auzzie Mark is a Bend Native who grew up in a time that barely exists here anymore. Bringing his Sheila from the Outback and some of the magic back from his travels down under year after year, We are pleased to showcase his Satirical blend with a Frank Zappa twist. 9pm. No cover.

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Naji’s Midtown Yoga Friday Night Ecstatic

Dance Ecstatic Dance is an experience like no other. Come explore movement of the body in a safe, respectful, sober, barefoot, and non-speaking environment. Immerse yourself and rediscover what moves you. 8-10pm. $5.

Northside Bar & Grill Around the Bend Classic Rock. 8:30pm. $3.


Oregon Spirit Distillers The Night


Light Show The Night Light Show al fresco! Please join us for a special evening of comedy, music, art, and community on the patio at Oregon Spirit Distillers. All ages welcome, some mature content. Doors open 5pm for food and drinks, come early. 7pm. $12-20.

Seven Nightclub This weekend with

UltraDJGirl Comedy early Fridays from Bend Comedy, doors at 7pm, followed by Our Resident and Guest DJs back for the weekend parties. Featuring Open Format Dance music with a fun Party vibe. VIP and bottles available. Contact: 541-760-9412 or email: 9pm-2am.

Silver Moon Brewing The Stirlings A four-

piece band based out of Bend, Oregon that plays a hard-driving mix of rock, funk and blues meant to keep the dance floor packed! Playing original music and covers of an eclectic variety of songs from some of music’s topic artists, spanning numerous styles and generations. 9-11pm. $5.

Sisters Saloon Sean Watkins (of Nickel Creek) & The Bee Eaters Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sean Watkins has long been known for his work as one-third of the Grammy Award-winning Nickel Creek and, more recently, for helming, with sister Sara, the itinerant, genre-hopping Watkins Family Hour ensemble Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7pm. All ages. 7-10pm. $15. Sunriver Resort Sunriver Resort’s Summer Concert Series Each night is a new band and you can enjoy a great selection of food, wine, beer and cocktails. 6:30-8:30pm. No cover. The Blacksmith Restaurant Live Wire

Acoustic Trio Acoustic Trio Playing Soft Rock/ Country with great harmonies! 7-9pm. No cover.

The Capitol DJ BIG CAT Mixing all genres Hip hop, trap, EDM, Party jams. 10pm. No cover.

The Pickled Pig Jonny B. Live Jonny is a self

taught musician from Chicago who creates his music from life experience and has influences ranging from Black Crowes to Willie Nelson to Adele. He’s known for his unique rasp, unexpected cover songs, and killer smile. Dinner, including Prime Rib and BBQ ribs, is served 5-8:30pm. 6-8pm. No cover.

Tumalo Feed Co. Steak House Dave &

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

24 Saturday Crux Fermentation Project Downhill Ryder Downhill Ryder is a band of songwriters: Lynda Beauchamp (vocals, keyboard and percussion), Scott Schauer (vocals, guitars and harmonica), Matthew Finfer (electric guitars), John Allen (bass guitar), and Don Williams (drums) blend acoustic and electric sounds and combine genres to create a sound that is uniquely Downhill Ryder. 6-9pm. No cover. General Duffy’s Waterhole HWY 97 Great

classic rock! 7pm. No cover.; Hot Classic Rock! 7-10pm. No cover.

Hub City Bar & Grill James Dean and the Misfits Classic rock, prize giveaways! 9pm. No cover. Kelly D’s Irish Sports Bar Rockin’ Robin Karaoke Rockin’ Robin takes our stage, running Bend’s #1 karaoke show. 8pm-12:30am. No cover. Lava Lanes Karaoke Night Come sing with us! 8pm-Midnight. No cover.

Kaden Wadsworth brings his impressive solo act to Volcanic Theatre Pub Saturday, 8/24.

Les Schwab Amphitheater

Cake Cake epitomized the postmodern, irony-drenched aesthetic of ‘90s geek rock. 5 & 6:30pm. $61.

M&J Tavern The Blondeau Band A night of

rockin’ American music with anarchic tendencies. 9pm. No cover.

Northside Bar & Grill Around the Bend Classic Rock. 8:30pm. $3.

Seven Nightclub This weekend with UltraDJGirl Comedian David Huntsberger (NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Professor Blastoff Podcast) headlines at Seven Nightclub. 8-10pm. $12/adv., $15/door.; Comedy early Fridays from Bend Comedy, doors at 7pm, followed by Our Resident and Guest DJs back for the weekend parties. Featuring Open Format Dance music with a fun Party vibe. VIP and bottles available. Contact: 541-760-9412 or email: 9pm-2am.

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Canaan Canaan w/ Matt Humiston Japanese singer/song writer Canaan Canaan will sing in both Japanese and English and plays guitar accompanied by a drummer, Matthew Humiston. 3-5pm. No cover.

Sunriver Resort Sunriver Resort’s Summer

Concert Series Head out to The Backyard at Sunriver Resort for a perfect summer evening. The season ends September 1, so if you haven’t made it out to a show yet now is the time to get on it! Each night is a new band and you can enjoy a great selection of food, wine, beer and cocktails. 6:30-8:30pm. No cover.

The Capitol DJ BIG CAT Mixing all genres:

Party jams, EDM, hip hop, remixes and more! . No cover.

Tumalo Feed Co. Steak House Dave &

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

Volcanic Theatre Kaden Wadsworth w/ Heavy Light Kaden Wadsworth is a Singer/ Songwriter, Drummer, and Producer from Bend Oregon. Kaden fuses early influences of Jazz and Hip-Hop with Folk to bring a one of a kind solo performance with live instruments and a loop pedal. 7-10pm. $10.

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Feast from the Fire Feast From the Fire brings you the best local breweries and distilleries, fresh ingredients from surrounding farms, and live music from our favorite regional musicians. Gather around the fire pit and relax under expansive, sunny skies. 3-8pm. $44/adult $18/child.

Broken Top Lindy Gravelle Singer-Song-

writer-Pianist performs originals and popular covers. 6-8pm. No cover.

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

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come to sing or play an instrument, just come on in and get on Gordy’s signup sheet. 4-7pm. No cover.

Kobold Brewing / The Vault Taphouse

Derek Michael Marc Derek Michael Marc will be back at Kobold Brewing playing all originals on the patio. Come join us in Redmond this Sunday for an awesome night of acoustic music! 6-7:30pm. No cover.

Northside Bar & Grill Tim Cruise One man band. 6-8pm. No cover.

River’s Place Sunday Funday Trivia + Happy Hour Come by to enjoy Happy Hour and play at River’s Place Taproom and Food Cart Yard. 4-6pm. Free to play.

Silver Moon Brewing Deschutes County

Search & Rescue Foundation Bingo Ready for the best bingo experience of your life? Check out the bingo vibe on The Moon! We’re doing things a bit different around here. Get together with your friends and play for a chance to win money! Each week we average $1,000 in cash giveaways! Games start at $1 and work towards $5 as the day goes on. 10:30am.; “Not Cho Gramda’s Bingo!” supports the Deschutes County Search and Rescue Foundation. Come early, doors open at 10:15 am (park in rear of building). 11am-1pm. No cover.

Sisters Saloon Sisters Saloon Open Mic

Night Open Mic at Sisters Saloon hosted by Bend musician, Victor Johnson. Covers and originals, all ages welcome. . Free.

The Capitol Rockin’ Robin Karaoke Sing some hits for fun — happy hour all night! 8pm.

26 Monday The Astro Lounge Astro Open Mic Chase

Elliot, of Cadence, hosts open mic. Come hang out with some of the best local artists in Bend. Sign up at 7pm. 8pm-Midnight. No cover.

Bevel Craft Brewing Dog Days of Sum-

mer Trivia August 26 is National Dog Day! So, let’s celebrate our furry friends and family members by testing your canine knowledge. 6-9pm. No cover.

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

Northside Bar & Grill Karaoke with DJ

Chris Sing your favorite songs with DJ Chris. 6pm. No cover.

On Tap The Bluegrass Collective A weekly gathering of local bluegrass musicians, sharing their passion for bluegrass and old time music with those in attendance. 6-8pm. No cover. The Lot Bing for a Cause Sponsored by Deschutes Brewery. Cash winners, raffle prizes, and lots of fun supporting local non-profit organizations who host and benefit from this great community event. 6-8pm. No cover. Volcanic Theatre Pub The Hooten Hallers w/Andrew Carew Columbia, Missouri trio are a high-energy blues-rock band known for hard-traveling and wild live shows, with a seemingly endless tour schedule. Aug. 25, 9-11pm. $10.

27 Tuesday The Astro Lounge Tuesday Trivia Prizes, drink specials and a mental challenge. 8-10pm. Free.

GoodLife Brewing Summer Concert Series

featuring Leadbetter Trio Come join us for free live music in the biergarten! The show is kid friendly and pet friendly so bring the whole family! 6-8pm. No cover.

Hub City Bar & Grill Tim Cruise Classic

rock. 6-9pm. No cover.

Kelly D’s Irish Sports Bar Acoustic Jam Night with Scott Fox Scott Fox hosts our Tuesday Night Acoustic Jam night. Listen to some of our better musicians in town. 7:30-9:30pm. No cover.







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M&J Tavern Jonny B Visceral vocals and

talent behind each instrument span a blend of covers and original for the last dog days of Summer. Please tip the Band! 9pm. No cover.

Northside Bar & Grill Groove Merchants Jazz music. 6pm.

The Platypus Pub Tuesday Night Trivia


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

The Capitol Beats and Rhymes: Local Hip Hop Night Sign up for a 5-10 min slot to display your MC skills or beat production at Come equipped with a flash drive or a way to play your beats. No rapping over verses - be an MC! 9:30pm. No cover. The Commons Cafe Storytellers Open Mic Our weekly open mic at the Commons — we do have some poets, and actual storytellers on occasion, but it’s an open mic like any other, mostly singers and musicians! Sign up starts at 5pm. 6-8pm. The Lot Trivia Tuesday Bring your team or join one. Enjoy the heated seats, tasty eats and your favorite local pints at this fun trivia hot spot. A rotating host quizzes you in six different categories. 6-8pm. Free.

28 Wednesday The Astro Lounge Bingo w/ Janney to

benefit Oregon Wild Every Wednesday! Winners take home half the pot, the rest goes to Oregon Wild! 6-8pm. $1-5 per game.

Bevel Craft Brewing Open Mic Night

9th Street Village and Bevel Craft Brewing is proud to be featuring local artists at The Patio every other Wednesday with special host, Eric Leadbetter! Show up earlier to sign up within the 2 hour window! 6:30-8:30pm. Free.

Cabin 22 Locals Night w/ UKB Trivia It’s

fun and free to play! Enjoy Central Oregon pint specials, all day, all night! Prizes include Cabin 22 gift cards! Team up with friends join in this week. 7pm.

Corey’s Bar & Grill Karaoke Come on

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

Hub City Bar & Grill Karaoke What’s

your go-to karaoke tune? 9pm.

Immersion Brewing Geeks Who Drink Pub Trivia Win fun prizes and challenge your friends, or enemies, on obscure knowledge while enjoy-

Amber Sweeney performs at McMenamins Old St. Francis School on Wednesday, 8/28.

ing craft beer and delicious food from our pub style kitchen. Come early for hoppy hour priced apps and drinks. 6-8pm. No cover.

Kelly D’s Irish Sports Bar Rockin’ Robin Karaoke Rockin’ Robin takes our stage, running Bend’s #1 karaoke show. 7-11pm. No cover. Level State Beerhouse Bend Comedy Pub

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

M&J Tavern Wed Night Open Mic All

musicians welcome to the downtown living room. Bring your instruments and your friends. Everyone else come on by and support the local music scene. Goes to Last Call or last musician. Which one will it be? 21 and over. 6pm. No cover.

Maverick’s Country Bar & Grill Karaoke Come sing your heart out every Wednesday night at Maverick’s! 9pm. No cover.

McMenamins Old St. Francis School

Amber Sweeney Amber Sweeney is a highly sought after performer and songwriter whose often been compared to the likes of Allen Stone, Bonnie Raitt, and Sheryl Crow. 7-10pm. No cover.

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

Pronghorn Clubhouse Bobby Lindstrom

Bobby Lindstrom on guitar, slide and harmonica and Ed the Whistler playing old school blues, rock ‘n roll and original tunes. 6pm. No cover.

River’s Place Bingo w/ Immersion Brewing Free to play and chance to win killer SWAG and tickets to Eli Young Band. 6-8pm. Free. Seven Nightclub Hump Day Karaoke Every Wednesday night! 8pm. No cover.

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


The Capitol Rikkha & Bend Burlesque

Co., Strange Rover Burlesque and punk rock collide to bring you a variety show of epic proportions. Featuring RIKKHA, Bend Burlesque Co. and Strange Rover, this is a night at The Capitol you do not want to miss! 8pm. $15.

The Lot Wednesday Open Mic Night

Covers, originals, instrumentalists or poets. Hosted by local musicians like MOsley WOtta, Jeshua Marshall and others. 6-8pm. No cover.

Tumalo Feed Co. Steak House Live

Music in the Saloon | Olivia Harms Olivia has been playing traditional country music since she was young. She grew up singing and touring with her mother Joni Harms, who has been very successful in the country western music industry. Olivia is following in her mother’s footsteps and making music her full time career. 6:30pm. No cover.


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CALENDAR MUSIC Bella Acappella Harmony Chorus

Cascade Highlanders Pipe Band Practice A traditional bagpipe and drum

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

Community Orchestra of Central Oregon Rehearsals COCO welcomes all

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

Sunriver Music Festival Classical Concert IV Sunriver Music Festival’s Classical Con-

cert IV features award-winning pianist Eric Zuber in Mozart’s captivating Piano Concerto No. 23. Aug. 22, 7:30-9:30pm. Sunriver Resort Great Hall, 17600 Center Drive, Sunriver. Contact: 541-5939310. $10-$72. www. for complete pricing options..

Syd Hummel Syd Hummel, a teenage Sisters

guitarist and singer with a lovely voice, plays original songs and covers. A popular regular at the saloon’s open mic night, Hummel honed her talent in the Sisters Folk Festival’s vaunted Americana program. All ages. Aug. 25, 11am-2pm. Fir Street Park, Sisters, Sisters. Contact: 503-997-0301. No cover.

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

West African Drumming Mondays, Level

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

DANCE Adult Intermediate Level Jazz Dance

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

Argentine Tango Class & Practica No partner needed. Four-week fundamentals class begins the first Wednesday of every month, 6:30-7:30pm. Followed by intermediate lesson at 8:15pm (recommended after 4 weeks of fundamentals). Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Sons of Norway Hall, 549 NW Harmon Blvd., Bend. Contact: 907-299-4199. $5/class. Sunriver Music Festival

Pipe Band is looking for experienced players to join and perform with the group. We are a volunteer not-for-profit society dedicated to the preservation, performance, and enjoyment of Scottish style bagpipes and drums in Central Oregon. If you are interested in joining please contact us. Wednesdays, 6-8pm. Through Dec. 30. Abilitree, 2680 Twin Knolls Dr., Bend. Contact:

25 years looking to expand. Four part Acapella Barbershop Harmony for men and women. Talented director, lots of fun, and help in improving the quality of your voice. Reading music is not a requirement as we have learning CD’s available. Thursdays, 6:30-9pm. First Presbyterian Church, 230 NE 9th., Bend. Contact: 541-241-4315. Free.

Level 1 or have a good understanding of the basics? Learn fun turn pattern combinations with Latin Dance Bend. Dance partner not required but encouraged. Tuesdays, 7:30-8:20pm. The Space, 2570 NE Twin Knolls Drive, Suite 110, Bend. Contact: 541-325-6676. $12/class, $40/4-Class package, $65/monthly unlimited.

Beginning Cuban Salsa Learn to dance

Cuban style salsa! On the Drake Park stage. Moves are taught in a “rueda” (wheel), called Rueda de Casino. Learn fun steps that can be danced solo, with one partner, or within a circle. No partner necessary. Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm. Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd., Bend. Contact: 541-325-6676. Free.

Beginning WCS lesson & Dance Beginning west coast swing lesson, followed by a dance. Fridays, 7pm. The Space, 2570 NE Twin Knolls Drive, Suite 110, Bend. Contact: 541401-1635. $10/lesson, $5/dance. Bend Ecstatic Dance Dance your own

East Coast Swing Valerie will show you

everything you need to know for this fun, ballroom style of swing. No partner required. Wednesdays, 6-7pm. The Space, 2570 NE Twin Knolls Drive, Suite 110, Bend. Contact: 541401-1635. $10/class, $40/month.

Kirtan w/ Mirabai Moon All Yoga practices Pianist Eric Zuber performs at the Sunriver Resort Great Hall on 8/22.

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Bachata Turn Patterns Taken Bachata

Do The Hustle! Dance Class Learn basic moves at this beginner level group dance class on the Hustle. Partners not required although encouraged. Contact Valerie for more information. Wednesdays, 6-7pm. Through Aug. 22. The Space, 2570 NE Twin Knolls Drive, Suite 110, Bend. Contact: 541-602-6168. $10 drop-in.

High Desert Harmoneers Local Chorus of


All levels. No partner needed. Fourth Saturday of every month, 7:30-10:30pm. Sons of Norway Hall, 549 NW Harmon Blvd., Bend. Contact: 907-299-4199. $5/class.

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

The Deschutes Caledonian Pipe Band Practice The Deschutes Caledonian

eventually point to the awakening of the heart. Kirtan, a Bhakti Yoga Practice, can take you

Argentine Tango Milonga Learn to tango!

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

directly there. Mirabai Moon’s music is a soulful transmission of the Divine. Her powerfully expressive voice takes listeners on a journey to the heart. Aug. 21, 7:30-9:30pm. Bend Community Healing Center, 155 SW Century Drive, Suite 133, Bend. Contact: 5419771385. balanceisbliss@ $10-$20 Sliding scale.





Pets on Catwalk Friday, August 23

A benefit for HSCO Bend Spay+Neuter Program

Intro to Latin Dance - Level 1 In this beginner level class you will learn salsa & bachata basics and simple turns while also paying attention to partner connection through lead and follow technic. Dance partner not required but encouraged. Tuesdays, 5:30-6:20pm. The Space, 2570 NE Twin Knolls Drive, Suite 110, Bend. Contact: $12/drop-in.

cargo bicycle becomes a vehicle for exploring motherhood in this digital age of climate change. The film explores the people behind this push to replace cars with purpose-built bikes. Aug. 22, 6-10pm. Bend Brewing Company, 1019 NW Brooks St., Bend. Contact: 541-410-7408. info@ Free.

Intro to Temple Tribal Fusion® TTF®

Association (OMPA) and BendFilm invite you to join the local filmmaking community for an evening of mixing, mingling, and munching. We’ll also be screening a variety of work produced in Central Oregon. Aug. 28, 5-7pm. Tin Pan Theater, 869 NW Tin Pan Alley, Bend. Contact: 503-228-8822. Free.

seamlessly fuses modern Tribal Belly Dance with traditional Sacred Dances, resulting with alluring and mystical storytelling…a modern genre of Temple Dance with strong yoga & fitness foundation. Mondays. Through Nov. 15. Seksé Fit, 550 SW Industrial Way. Suit 154, Bend. see website for prices.

Level 1 West Coast Swing For this Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 1980 Skyline Ranch Rd

5:30pm to 9:00pm

Tickets: $45 individual $80 couple $100 Pet in Costume + One Ticket

Pets on the Catwalk ● Appetizers & Drinks ● Desserts ● Silent Auction ● Wheel of Fur-tune Best Pet Costume ● Best Owner & Pet Costume ● Best Trick ● Surprise Categories!

class, you should know the 4 basic patterns of west coast swing. We will go over some more patterns and technique in level 1. Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm. The Space, 2570 NE Twin Knolls Drive, Suite 110, Bend. Contact: 541-401-1635. $12/class, $40/month.

Level 2 West Coast Swing This class

goes over concepts of west coast swing as well as a few more patterns. Really dive into what west coast swing is and how to dance it, while learning the core concepts. Contact Jenny Cooper for questions, 541-401-1635. Thursdays, 7:30-8:30pm. The Space, 2570 NE Twin Knolls Drive, Suite 110, Bend. Contact: 541-401-1635. $30/month.

Lindy Hop Dance Group classes are held

at The Space, every Sunday night from 7-9pm, followed by an hour-long social dance from 8-9pm. Class series are typically 4 weeks long. Dress comfortable and be ready to sweat! $10 Drop-in. Cash and card accepted. Sundays, 7-9pm. Through Aug. 25. The Space, 2570 NE Twin Knolls Drive, Suite 110, Bend. Contact: 541-846-5146. $10.

Odissi Indian Classical Dance Synergize your Body-Mind-Energy & Develop your Strength-Agility-Grace. Odissi is highly sensual and fluid along with strong and detailed. We literally unite within our bodies Feminine and Masculine Principles. For details & prices: Fridays. Through Nov. 15. Seksé Fit, 550 SW Industrial Way. Suit 154, Bend. Salsa Turn Patterns Taken Salsa Level 1

Providing private, compassionate euthanasia services for your cats & dogs in the privacy of your pet’s home.

or have a good understanding of the basics? Learn fun turn pattern combinations with Latin Dance Bend. Dance partner not required but encouraged. Tuesdays, 6:30-7:20pm. The Space, 2570 NE Twin Knolls Drive, Suite 110, Bend. Contact: 541-325-6676. info@ $12/class, $40/4-Class package, $65/monthly unlimited.

Scottish Country Dance Class No experience or Scottish heritage necessary. Weekly classes include beginner & advanced dances. Mondays, 7-9pm. Sons of Norway Hall, 549 NW Harmon Blvd., Bend. $5/class, first class is free. Square Dance Lessons Learn to square

dance with the Bachelor Beauts Square Dance Club! Thursdays-Sundays, 6-8pm. Pine Forest Grange Hall, 63214 Boyd Acres Rd., Bend. Contact: 541-382-7014. $5/first class, $75/15 additional lessons.

FILM EVENTS COTA Crook County Movie Night COTA

Crook County Movie Night. Come watch a movie, enjoy a beverage and learn what COTA is doing in Crook County. Tue, Aug. 27, 7-8:30pm, Tue, Sept. 24, 7-8:30pm, Tue, Oct. 22, 7-8:30pm and Tue, Nov. 26, 7-8:30pm. Crooked River Brewing Company, 420 N. Main Str., Prineville. Contact: 541-362-5583. jesse@crbrewing. Free.

Libby Hays, DVM


PICK MOTHERLOAD Community Screening Part of the Bend Brewing Com-

pany Backyard Movie Series... MOTHERLOAD is a crowdsourced documentary in which the

OMPA & BendFilm: Central Oregon Media Mixer The Oregon Media Production

ARTS & CRAFTS 4th Friday Art Stroll in Sisters Visit some 20 Art Galleries in Sisters: Have a great time, beautiful art, good company, refreshments, music, demonstrations, hors d’œuvres, plus additional sponsoring restaurants and food venues for during and following the stroll. Fourth Friday of every month, 4-7pm. Visit some 20 Art Galleries in Sisters: Enjoy beautiful art, good company, refreshments, music, demonstrations, hors d’œuvres, plus additional sponsoring restaurants and food venues for during and following the stroll. Fourth Friday of every month, 4-7pm. Through Jan. 24. Downtown Sisters, Hood Avenue., Sisters. Contact: 541-5499552. Free. Acrylic Pour and Sip Come join us for guided instruction to create your own acrylic pour masterpiece that you can take home. Sip wine during your creation! Canvas, paint, aprons and guided instruction provided. Saturdays, 6-8pm. Scott Dyer Fine Art, 2974 NE Waller Drive, Bend. Contact: 714-869-6780. $30. Acrylic Pour painting Class Acrylic

Pour Painting Class Paint, Canvas, Apron, and Guided Instruction included to help you create your masterpiece. Great for Kids Birthdays and Company Team Building Events. Fun for all ages. Call Scott 714-869-6780 to book your reservation. Scott Dyer Fine Art. visit to see examples. Fridays, 4-5:30pm. Michael’s Arts and Crafts, 63485 N Hwy 97, Bend, OR 97701, Bend. Contact: 714-869-6780. $30.

Art In The High Desert Art in the High

Desert brings over 120 nationally acclaimed, hand-picked, visual artists to on the banks of the Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon’s Old Mill District. Fri, Aug. 23, 10am-6pm, Sat, Aug. 24, 10am-6pm and Sun, Aug. 25, 10am-4pm. Old Mill District, 450 SW Powerhouse Dr. Suite 422, Bend.

Artist Talk featuring Nebeker Family Members of the Nebeker family share their memories and stories, as they discuss and reminisce on Royal Nebeker’s life and work. Aug. 24, 10am-Noon. At Liberty Arts Collaborative, 849 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: info@ Free.

Artist Talk with Nebeker Family

Members of the Nebeker family share their memories and stories, as they discuss and reminisce on Royal’s life and work. Aug. 24, 10am. At Liberty Arts Collaborative, 849 NW Wall St., Bend. Free.

Call to Artists Red Chair Gallery is looking

for one 2D and one 3D artist. All 2D painters will be considered. 3D artists for first consideration will be in woodworking, metal, fabric or anything of an unusual nature. Please pick up a membership packet at the gallery. Fridays. Red Chair Gallery, 103 NW Oregon Ave., Bend.

Contemporary Photography Exhibit & Sale Part of the proceeds from the sale of

the photographs will benefit the Museum and its efforts to complete its new exhibits gallery. Reception: Saturday 2-4pm. Every 3 days, 10am-5pm. A.R. Bowman Museum - Community Room, 246 N. Main St., Prineville. Contact: 541-447-3715. Free admission.


TICKETS AVAILABLE AT Decorate a Clay Figure to Express Yourself Create a 3D vision board, celebrate an

DIY Date Night Weld Together Learn

more and sign up at Use code TS10 to save 10% off this class. Fri, July 12, 5:30pm, Fri, July 26, 5:30pm, Fri, Aug. 9, 5:30pm and Fri, Aug. 23, 5:30pm. DIY Cave, 444 SE Ninth St. Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-388-2283. $55.

DIY Metal Forge Basics Learn more and

sign up at Use code TS10 to save 10% off this class. Tue, July 2, 5:30pm, Tue, July 16, 5:30pm, Tue, July 30, 5:30pm, Tue, Aug. 13, 5:30pm and Tue, Aug. 27, 5:30pm. DIY Cave, 444 SE Ninth St. Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-388-2283. $65.

DIY Mixed Metal & Leather Jewelry Workshop Learn more and sign up at DIYcave.

com. Use code TS10 to save 10% off this class. Sun, July 21, 2pm and Sat, Aug. 24, 11am. DIY Cave, 444 SE Ninth St. Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-388-2283. $55.

DIY Monthly Craft Open Lab Use our

tools and spacious classroom. Jewelry Open Lab at DIYcave provides the perfect opportunity for you to make/finish class projects, gifts for families/friends, and spend a fun evening fellowshipping with others while working on your craft. Learn more and sign up at Use code TS10 and save 10% off. Last Monday of every month, 6-9pm. DIY Cave, 444 SE Ninth St. Suite 150, Bend. Contact: (541) 388-2283. $5/hour.

DIY Welding Workshop Learn more and

sign up at Use code TS10 to save 10% off this class. Wed, July 3, 5:30pm, Wed, July 10, 5:30pm, Wed, July 17, 5:30pm, Wed, July 24, 5:30pm, Wed, July 31, 5:30pm, Wed, Aug. 7, 5:30pm, Wed, Aug. 14, 5:30pm, Wed, Aug. 21, 5:30pm and Wed, Aug. 28, 5:30pm. DIY Cave, 444 SE Ninth St. Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-388-2283. $60.

Oregon Through the Artists Eye Sage-

Brushers Art Society is featuring paintings in various media celebrating Oregon places, people, and themes. Visit the gallery and enjoy this visual tribute to our fabulous state. Wednesdays-Fridays-Saturdays, 1-4pm. Through Aug. 31. Sagebrushers Art Society, 117 SW Roosevelt Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-617-0900. Free.

Roses and Rust Vintage Market Over

complimentary food/wine provided. More at Aug. 21, 5-9pm. Bright Place Gallery, 909 SE Armour Road, Bend. Contact: 503-962-0201. Free.

PRESENTATIONS & EXHIBITS Know Pressure - Helping Student Athletes Deal with Pressure Tuesday, August 27, 2019 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Tips and techniques for helping young

athletes navigate the pressure. Aug. 27, 6-7pm. Redmond Public Library, 827 SW Deschutes Ave., Redmond. Contact: 541-312-1032. Free.

Know Pressure - Pressure & Homeostatic Balance in Health & Disease

75 vendors with an amazing variety of vintage, antique, home and garden furnishings and delicious food. Aug. 23, 4-8pm and Aug. 24, 9am4pm. Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond, Redmond. Contact: $6-$10.

Explore how to use classical Chinese medicine to manage pressure. Aug. 27, Noon-1pm. East Bend Public Library, 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend. Contact: 541-312-1032. Free.

SageBrushers Art Society present Barb Crislip and Bridget Pilip Murphy SageBrushers Art Society members Barb

most well-known examples, but there are other gems and minerals that we use every day that also form under pressure. Join the Deschutes Library and geologist Daniele McKay to explore the origins of precious gems like diamonds and other Earth resources. Aug. 22, 7-8pm. Downtown Bend Public Library - Brooks Room, 601 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541-312-1063. paigef@ Free. Many of the gems and minerals that we consider rare and precious form deep within the Earth, under extremely high pressure. Join the Deschutes Library and geologist Daniele McKay to explore the origins of precious gems like diamonds and other Earth resources. Aug. 23, 4-5pm. La Pine Public Library, 16425 First St., La Pine. Contact: 541-312-1063. Free.

Crislip and Bridget Pilip Murphy. Barb enjoys exploring new techniques with watercolor and will be showing still life and landscape paintings rendered in a realistic style. Bridget paints in encaustics, using natural elements of beeswax and tree resin fused with color to portray the plants. Aug. 2-30, 5-8pm. The Wine Shop & Tasting Bar, 55 NW Minnesota Ave., Bend. Free.

Sagebrushers Art Society present Barb Hutchings SageBrushers Art Society

member Barb Hutchings. Barb will be showing watercolor studies of reflection, light, and color on the Deschutes River in fall. Showing through August. Aug. 1-31, 9am-6pm. School House Produce, 1430 SW Highland Avenue, Redmond. Contact: 541-504-7112. Free.

Studio Grand Opening Party ART OPENING! Come view the work of Shireen Gastineau Photography in her new open studio. Her passion for abstract, architecture and nature come shining through in her work. Upbeat music (also, live music next door at Bevel Brewing),

Know Pressure: Gems and Minerals Under Pressure Diamonds are one of the

Old St. Francis School History Pub The Beaverton Outlaws! Aug. 27, 5:30-10pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St., Bend. Contact: 541-382-5174. kennedys@ Free. Saturday Bird Walk Join expert local birder and nature photographer Tom Lawler to discover the rich bird habitats of Sunriver. With Tom’s keen eye and guidance, you will spot and learn

THEATER Alice in Wonderland Jr. Lewis Carroll’s

famous heroine comes to life in a delightful adaptation of the classic Disney film. Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures. Featuring updated songs from Disney’s thrilling animated motion picture, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR. is a fast-paced take on the classic tale. Aug. 21, 2pm. Tower Theatre - OR, 835 NW Wall Street, Bend.

Newsies Come join us for a live showing of

Newsies, a musical that has made it all the way to Broadway! Aug. 23, 5:30pm. Come join us for a live showing of Newsies, a musical that has made it all the way to Broadway! Aug. 24, 2pm. Come join us for a live showing of Newsies, a musical that has made it all the way to Broadway! Aug. 25, 2pm. Tower Theatre - OR, 835 NW Wall Street, Bend.

Theater In The Park Presents: La Cage aux Folles Theater in the

Park returns in 2019 — offering two nights of the hit musical La Cage aux Folles in Drake Park. Based on Jean Poiret’s 1973 French play of the same name, the multi-Tony award-winning La Cage aux Folles is a musical filled with spectacle and heart. Join us for dinner and a show, with a beautiful view the Deschutes River and Mirror Pond. Aug. 23, 6pm and Aug. 24, 6pm. Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd., Bend. $25-$75.

WORDS 8th Local Author Night Join 6 Ore-

gon-based author as they present on their works of fiction and nonfiction, answer questions, and sign books. Kay Jennings, Frank Zafrio, Brian M. Biggs, Kim Cooper Findling, Alyse Neibaur, Laura Marie Parker. Aug. 23, 6-8pm. Roundabout Books, 900 NW Mount Washington Drive, #110, Bend. Contact: 541-306-6564. Free. High Desert Museum

Figure Drawing Salon Develop your skills at our live model figure drawing salon hosted by Workhouse studio members Christian Brown and Abney Wallace. This drop-in salon features a live nude model in a sequence of poses. All levels are welcome but no instruction is provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their own easel and materials. Tuesdays, 7-9pm. The Workhouse, 50 SE Scott St., Suite 6, Bend. $15/door. Knotty Boys Knit & Crochet Night Anything girls can do, boys can do, too! Fellas, join us Mondays, 5-7pm, for stitch and bitch time of your own. Bring a project or grab one at the shop. BYOB welcome! If you are yarn curious but lack the know-how, check out our weekly Learn To Knit classes. Mondays, 5-7pm. Fancywork Yarn Shop, 200 NE Greenwood Avenue, Suite 2, Bend. Contact: 541-323-8686. Free. Learn How To Do Acrylic Pour Painting!

Paint, Canvas, Apron, and Guided Instruction included to help you create your masterpiece. Great for Kid’s Birthdays and Company Team Building Events. Fun for all ages. Call Scott 714-869-6780 to book your reservation. Scott Dyer Fine Art. visit to see examples. Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Hobby Lobby, 3188 N Hwy 97, Bend. Contact: 714-869-6780. $30.

Learn to Knit Get started on the path to creating your own treasured handknits! This class will give you a solid foundation of the fundamentals of knitting. Topics include casting on & binding off, knit and purl stitches, reading simple patterns, fixing mistakes and more! Never-before knitters and those needing a refresher welcome. Thursdays, 5:30-7pm. Fancywork Yarn Shop, 200 NE Greenwood Avenue, Suite 2, Bend. Contact: 541-323-8686. $5.

to identify a variety of species found throughout Sunriver. Walks are presented in partnership with East Cascades Audubon Society. Saturdays, 8:30-11:30am. Through Aug. 31. Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, 57245 River Rd., Sunriver, Sunriver. Contact: 541-593-4394. $5.

The High Desert Rendezvous takes place Aug. 24 from 5-9pm.


occasion, or just express yourself. Decorate a 9” clay figure, woman or man, with paint markers and pictures from magazines (supplied) - or bring your own craft supplies. Children 12+ with adult. Preregistration required. Wed, May 22, 5:30-8:30pm, Wed, June 26, 4:30-7:30pm, Mon, July 29, 4:30-7:30pm and Wed, Aug. 21, 5:308:30pm. Artists’ Gallery Sunriver, 57100 Beaver Dr. Suite 19, Sunriver. Contact: 541-593-4382. $45.

A Magnificent Little Wall Hanging Join professional artist Sondra Holtzman at Wool Town for a unique artistic adventure. We’ll create a small (and magnificent!) wall hanging using ultra-simple techniques and surprising materials. Great introduction to weaving. All materials will be supplied. Call to reserve space. 541-797-633. Aug. 25, 3-5pm. Wool Town, 115 NW Minnesota, Bend. Contact: 541-797-6633. $55.

EVENTS Jewelry Making - Mixed Metals and Leather In this class, you’ll learn how to

hammer and texture a variety of metals to form various shapes, as well as working with leather. We will cover how to add textures and wirewrap jewelry with your choice of gemstones or fabric. You will take home 3 pairs of earrings! Aug. 24, 11am-2pm. DIY Cave, 444 SE Ninth St. Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-388-2283. $55 includes use of tools and all materials.



Mystery Book Club Please join us for Mys-

tery Book Club. We will discuss The Windows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey. Aug. 21, 6pm. Roundabout Books, 900 NW Mount Washington Drive, #110, Bend. Contact: 541-306-6564. Free.

Quiet Writing with WCCO Join the

Writer’s Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time. Mondays, 10am-1pm. Through Sept. 30. Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541-312-1032. Free.

Writers Working - #AmWriting: Social Media for Writers Explore the

intersection of writing and social media and how to reach new audience members. Aug. 27, 5:30-7:30pm. Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541-312-1032. Free.

ETC. Airshow of the Cascades The Airshow

of the Cascades is the 2nd largest Airshow in the State of Oregon and has been held since 2000. It began as a fly-in and car show on the Ochs Family Ranch near Madras in the 1970’s. We share the runway at Madras Airport (S33) with our partners, Erickson Aircraft Collection museum, which houses the largest private collection of vintage operational Warbirds in the World! Aug. 23, 2-10pm and Aug. 24, 9am5pm. Madras Airport, 2028 NW Airport Way, Madras. Prices vary.

August Talent Show - Sisters Sunday Showcase Can you juggle? Play

the fiddle? Dance the Watusi? Show us what you’ve got! Perform on the beautiful bandshell stage at Sisters Farmers Market. Come early for lunch and shopping (open 11 am-2 pm). Email for audition details. Market info: Aug. 25, 1-1:45pm. Sisters Farmers Market at Fir Street Park, 291 East Main Avenue, Sisters. Contact: 541-645-0688.

Flings & Underthings Fashion Show

Enjoy live music by local artists as they interact in the show! See local designers/boutiques showcase how to feel empowered and beautiful through everyday use of lingerie or for special occasions. Models strut their stuff in confidence showing you can to! Tickets on or at Tres Chic Lingerie Boutique. Aug. 23, 6-8pm. Eagle Mountain Event Center, 2221 NE Third St., Suite 100, Bend. Contact: $20.

Thanks for Coming!

Fur Ball Central Oregon’s Best Fundraiser supports the Humane Society of Central Oregon’s Bend Spay+Neuter Program. Have a ball at Fur Ball. Strut your mutt or any pet down the 100 foot catwalk in front of an animal loving crowd. Prizes, Appetizers, Beverages, Silent Auction, Wheel of Fortune. Aug. 23, 5:30-9pm. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon, 61980 Skyline Ranch Road, Bend. Contact: 541.382.3537. $45-$80 couple, $100 pet on Catwalk & one ticket. High Desert Rendezvous Join us for

the 30th annual High Desert Rendezvous, a rip-roaring evening including dinner, silent and live auctions, raffle, gambling, hosted saloons and dancing. Central Oregon’s long-running fundraiser supports the Museum’s educational programs. Aug. 24, 5-9pm. High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend. Contact: 541-382-4754. $150-$3000 (see website for ticket details).

Paint Night Explore a fun, intuitive approach to abstract painting with artist and educator Ken Marunowski. Fee includes all supplies. No experience necessary, just an open mind! Paint your masterpiece, and enjoy some delicious Craft Kitchen & Brewery food and drink (sold separately). Ages 15 & older, please. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot today! Aug. 23, 8-10pm. Craft Kitchen and Brewery, 62988 NE Layton Ave., Bend. $30. Preventative Walk-In Pet Wellness Clinic The Bend Spay and Neuter Project

offers vaccinations, deworming and microchips at our walk-in wellness clinic. No appointments necessary, first come first served. Visit for a list of services. Saturdays, 10am-1:30pm. Bend Spay & Neuter Project, 910 SE Wilson, Suite A1, Bend. $10/office visit.

The Hooten Hallers w/ Andrew Carew at Volcanic Columbia, Missouri

trio are a high-energy blues-rock band known for hard-traveling and wild live shows, with a seemingly endless tour schedule. Aug. 25, 9-11pm. GoodLife Brewing, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $10.

VOLUNTEER American Red Cross Disaster Action Team Members Needed American Red

Cross Disaster Action Team Volunteers Needed to respond to local disasters such as house fires, forest fires and other natural disasters here in the Cascade Region and throughout the USA. Ongoing., 2804 SW Sixth Street, Redmond. Contact: 503-528-5624.

Become a Big Brother or Big Sister in Redmond It doesn’t take much to make a big difference in the life of a child! Looking for caring adult mentors who are willing to spend a few hours a month sharing their interests and hobbies. Ongoing. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon - Redmond, 412 SW Eighth St., Redmond. Contact: 541-617-4788.

Brightside Thrift Store in Redmond

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

Call for Volunteers Volunteers needed at

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

Fences For Fido Help free dogs from

chains! We are seeking volunteers on Mondays to come out and help us build fences for dogs who live on chains. No experience is required. Sign up on Facebook: FFF Central Oregon Region Volunteers. More info can be found at Ongoing.

Food drive for The Giving Plate We’re hosting a summer food drive for The Giving Plate(Kid’s Korner and Monthly Food Box Program). Any European vehicle owners who donate will receive a voucher for 20% off repair or maintenance labor at Matrix Integrated (Bend). July 8-Aug. 30, 8am-5pm. Matrix Integrated (Bend), 20460 Brandis Ct., Bend. Happy Hour in the Garden We’ll be working out in the garden and invite anyone to come volunteer alongside us. Tasks vary, depending on the season. No experience necessary, gloves and tools provided. Bring a cup and enjoy some beer or kombucha from our Happy Hour in the Garden Beverage Sponsors. This event is family friendly, and you can drop in anytime. Tuesdays. The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Ave., Bend. Contact: No cover.






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Aircraft on Static Displays

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Car Show

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Vintage Bicycle Show

2:00 PM

Erickson Aircraft Museum

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Food Booths & Vendors

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Fly-In Aircraft Show

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Airplane & Helicopter Rides

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Annual Fish & Chips Dinner

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Live Music – Precious Byrd

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10 Barrel Brewing • Bad Boys Barbecue • Rico’s Tacos Little Makana Shaved Ice • Donnie’s Kettle Corn Summit Shaved Ice • Honey Badger Coffee B&M Funnel Cakes • Senior C’s Street Tacos Madras High School Leadership Hot Dogs • Boy Scouts Airshow Fish & Chips(Fri Night Only) • Keoke Elephant Ears Sarika Thai Food • Dig A Dees Hand Dipped Dogs Sanger Gourmet Hamburgers • Lajitana Greek Food PLUS MANY MORE!

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2019 Gates Open to the Public

9:00 AM

Elks Sunrise Breakfast

9:00 AM

Aircraft on Static Display

9:00 AM

Airplane and Helicopter Rides

9:00 AM

Food Booths & Vendors

9:00 AM

Motorcycle Show

9:00 AM

Car Show

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Fly-In Aircraft Show

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Erickson Aircraft Museum

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Live Music – Court Priday Band

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with the etiquette of nude recreation. And will conduct yourself in an appropriately. Aug. 24, Noon-4pm. Boyd Cave, China Hat Road, Bend. Contact:

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

Newcomers Club of Bend Monthly Luncheon Check our website: newcomersclubof-

incredible team, whether you volunteer in the clinic, festivals or helping with our community cat population. Ongoing. Bend Spay & Neuter Project, 910 SE Wilson, Suite A1, Bend. Contact: 541-617-1010.

Overeaters Anonymous Meeting

Mondays & Thursdays, Noon-1pm. Saturdays, 9:30am-11am. United Methodist Church, 680 NW Bond St., Bend. | Wednesdays, 4-5pm. Redmond Senior Center, 325 NW Dogwood Ave., Redmond. Ongoing. Contact: 541-306-6844.

Mentors Needed Heart of Oregon is a

nonprofit that inspires and empowers positive change in youth through education, jobs and stewardship. Heart of Oregon Corps, 1291 NE Fifth St., Bend. Contact: 541-526-1380.

Volunteer with Salvation Army The

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

Volunteers Needed Help with daily horse care. Duties include; corral cleaning, grooming, walking horses. Flexible days and hours. No experience required. Call Kate Beardsley to set up an appointment. Ongoing. Mustangs to the Rescue, 21670 McGilvray Road, Bend. Contact: 541-350-2406.

GROUPS & MEETUPS ACA and other Dysfunctional Families

A twelve step program where members share their experience, strength and hope about growing up in an alcoholic or other dysfunctional family. Wednesdays, 6-8pm and Fridays, 1011am. First Presbyterian Church, 230 NE Ninth St., Bend. Free.

Al-Anon Family Groups 12-step group for friends and families of alcoholics. Check afginfo. org or call 541-728-3707 for times and locations. Alcoholics Anonymous If you want to

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

Bend Chamber Toastmasters Develop

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

Bend “GO” Club Learn the ancient, abstract

strategy game of “Go” in a group setting. Call Mike for more info. Sundays, 1-4pm. Market of Choice, 115 NW Sisemore St., Bend. Contact: 541-385-9198.

Caregiver Support Group - Community Presbyterian Church Support groups

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

Celebrate Recovery Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind. This is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life. Mondays, 6:30pm. Faith Christian Center, 1049 NE 11th St., Bend. | Wednes-

Practice your communication skills at the Oregon Communicators Toastmasters meetings on Thursdays.

days, 7pm. Redmond Assembly of God, 1865 W. Antler Ave., Redmond. | Thursdays, 6:30pm. High Lakes Christian Church, 52620 Day Road, La Pine. | Thursdays, 6:30pm. Westside Church, 2051 NW Shevlin Park Road, Bend. | Fridays, 7pm. Redmond Christian Church, 536 SW 10th St., Redmond. Visit for more info. Ongoing.

Central Oregon Homebrewers Organization A fun group of people, dedicated

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

Central Oregon Hop Farm Tour This year, we have three scheduled stops on the tour: Strong Hops, Cascade Hop Farm, and Tumalo Hops Company. Visit all three farms to satiate your desire for hop knowledge, or join us for any combination of stops. There is no fee or registration required to participate in the tour. Contact for more info. Aug. 24, 9:30am-2pm. Central Oregon, Countywide, . Contact: 541-647-6970 ext 220. Free. Central Oregon PubTalk EDCO’s Central Oregon PubTalk, held the fourth Thursday of the month, is a happy hour aimed at bringing together different facets of the business community in one place to network, share ideas and further local businesses. Fourth Thursday of every month, 5-7:30pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St., Bend. Contact: 541-388-3236. $26-$36. Compassionate Communication / NVC Practice Groups Through practicing with

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

Emotions Anonymous EA provides a

warm and accepting group setting in which to share experiences without fear of criticism. Through weekly support meetings, members discover they are not alone in their struggles. Wednesdays, 9:30am and Thursdays, 10:30am. First United Methodist Church, 680 NW Bond St., Bend.

Garage Night The Pine Shed is the perfect place to talk shop, and tell all of your buddies about your winter projects! Come on down for a pint and be ready to share what you’ve been working on! Wednesdays, 6-8pm. Spoken Moto, 310 SW Industrial Way, Bend. Grassroots Cribbage Club Newcomers

welcome. For info, call Sue. Mondays, 6-9pm. Round Table Clubhouse, 2940 N. Highway 97, Bend. Contact: 541-610-3717.

Italian Conversation Group Conversa-

tional Italian group in a relaxed atmosphere. Saturdays, 9:45-11am. Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe, 135 NW Minnesota Ave., Bend.

Japanese Group Lesson We offer group

lessons for both beginners and intermediate students for Japanese for all ages. Wednesdays, 5-6pm. Wabi Sabi, 143 SW Century Dr #120, Bend. Contact: 541-633-7205. $10.

Know Pressure: How to Achieve Your Dreams Workshop Participants

will learn how to break through common roadblocks and draw from their inner strengths and personal history to shape their future. Through fun and insightful activities, participants will start work on their own GO! display and leave with a plan to seize their goals and dreams. Registration required. Aug. 28, 6:308:30pm. La Pine Public Library, 16425 First St., La Pine. Contact: 541-312-1063. Free.

Life after Birth Join a supportive commu-

nity of pregnant and postpartum mothers in a space where it is safe to come as you are. This group is facilitated by Dr. Wendy Hatcher, Psy.D, a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in pregnancy and postpartum-related issues. Tuesdays, 2-3pm. St. Charles Center for Women’s Health, 340 NW 5th Street, Suite 101, Redmond. Contact: 541-526-6635. Free.

ManKind Project Mixed-Gender Open Circle Open Circle for people of any gender. The

intention of this gathering is for the men of the Central Oregon ManKind Project to share what we do with others: to sit in circle and share a deeper connection to truth, accountability and integrity, through heartfelt communication. Aug. 21, 6:30-8:30pm. East Bend Public Library, 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend. Contact: 458-206-3324. Free.

Marijuana Anonymous Meeting Know you need to quit, but can’t? Help is here. Share experience, strength, and hope with each other. Thursdays, 7-8pm. Serenity Lane, 601 NW Harmon Blvd., Bend. Mommy & Me Breastfeeding Support Group Mommy & Me Breastfeeding Support

Group Share experiences and learn about nutrient dense, organically raised, locally produced foods and products. Thursdays, 1-3pm. Through Dec. 19. Central Oregon Locavore, 1841 NE Third St., Bend. Contact: 541-633-7388. Free.

Naked Mountian bicycling Naked biking

should be fun, pleasant, relaxing, refreshing, exhilarating, exciting, and enjoyable. Everyone should feel comfortable riding naked. Please keep in mind that all nudist activities are strictly non-sexual. We expect all riders to be filmier

Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting All Parkinson’s patients and caregivers welcome to this monthly support group meeting.Topics will include: Discussion/Overview of PD medications, Joy of Living Companion Dogs, share and care ideas. Update on the Sole Support 1K-5K event on Sept. 8th. Aug. 21, 2-3:30pm. Partners In Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Bend. Contact: 541668-6599. Free. Resist! Rally Weekly resistance protest,

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

Sip & Scope Join your rehab colleagues for an evening of learning, networking, and fun. Bring a drink to share. Park in front of Widgi Creek Golf Club. We are in the small building to the right of the large clubhouse! Please do NOT walk on the golf green. Questions? Email Mary at contact@ Aug. 28, 6pm. Widgi Creek Golf Club, 18707 SW Century Dr, Bend. Free. Socrates Cafe Conversations all welcome. Contact John at 503-803-2223 with any questions. Second and Fourth Thursday of every month, 6pm. The Commons Cafe, 875 NW Brooks St., Bend. Contact: 503-803-2223. Free. Spanish Club Spanish language study and

conversation group. All levels welcome. Call for more info. Thursdays, 3:30-5:30pm. Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe, 135 NW Minnesota Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-749-2010.

St. Charles Rehabilitation Center Stroke Support Group This is a support

group for stroke survivors as well as their families and friends. Please join the monthly meeting for support and education in an honest, open and supportive environment. Fourth Tuesday of every month, 3-4pm. Partners In Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Bend. Contact:

Oregon Communicators Toastmasters Meeting Step out of your comfort zone

- enhance your leadership and communications skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Attend in person or online. https://zoom. us/j/246410212. Meet and greet at 6:15pm. Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm. La Pine Community Health Center - Meeting Room, 51600 Huntington Road, La Pine. Contact: 541-408-7610. Free.

Walk with a midwife-Redmond

Stroll with a Certified Nurse Midwife. Learn what makes midwifery unique to women’s health. Our informative series will take place rain or shine, the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Sam Johnson Park. Meet at the large picnic shelter. Bring water, a snack and lots of questions. Third Wednesday of every month, 12:15-12:45pm. Sam Johnson Park, 521 SW 15th St., Redmond, Redmond. Contact: 541-526-6635. Free.

Women’s Cancer Support Group For the newly diagnosed and survivors of cancer. Call for info. Thursdays, 1-3pm. Mountain Laurel Lodge, 990 SW Yates Drive, Bend. Contact: Judy: 541-728-0767.

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Make Your Mark at Bend Spay+Neuter! Compassionate, awesome people to join an

Volunteer Drivers Needed Volunteer drivers needed Mondays-Fridays to transport veterans to the Bend VA Clinic and Portland VA Hospital. Must have clean driving record and be able to pass VA-provided physical and screening. Contact: Paul: 541-647-2363.



Afternoon Pokemon Cards Drop off

the kids and enjoy our beautiful West Side shopping district! We host players, learners, and traders at these weekly Pokemon card games, now in our beautiful new party nook. All attendees supervised by highly skilled Poke-Masters to ensure fair play and fun! Wednesdays, 2:30-4:30pm. Wabi Sabi, 143 SW Century Dr #120, Bend. Contact: 541-633-7205. Free.



Art Club Art Club is a unique after school pro-

, N.D. Blending Nature with Medicine Insurance Accepted

gram to develop one of the most valuable skills for life - creativity - for ages 5-11. Thursdays, 4-5:30pm. ARTdog Children’s Art Studio, 19570 Amber Meadow Drive, Suite 130, Bend.

Beginners Photography Class Learn more and sign up at Use code TS10 to save 10% off this class. Sun, Aug. 25, 11am. DIY Cave, 444 SE Ninth St. Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-388-2283. $150. Creative Story Time Bring your little for this unique story time in which we’ll read a different book each week, followed by an art-making experience inspired by the story. Perfect for ages 1.5Y-5. Wednesdays, 10-10:45am. ARTdog Children’s Art Studio, 19570 Amber Meadow Drive, Suite 130, Bend. DIY Kids Welding Learn more and sign up at Use code TS10 to save 10% off this class. Wed, July 24, 2:30pm and Wed, Aug. 21, 2:30pm. DIY Cave, 444 SE Ninth St. Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-388-2283. $50. Downtown Bend: Get Ready For Kindergarten Storytime for kids starting

kindergarten. Ages 5-6. Aug. 27, 10:30-11am. Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541-617-7071. samanthas@ Free.

East Bend: Get Ready For Kindergarten A special storytime just for children

entering kindergarten. Ages 5-6. Aug. 26, 1:30pm. East Bend Public Library, 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend. Contact: 541-408-4943. Free.

Free Spirit Ninja Elite Junior athletes, age

8-12, increase your athletic performance through the exciting sport of Ninja Warrior! Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30pm. Through Oct. 15. Contact: 541-241-3919. Registration: $115.

Free Starshine Workshop + Performance Kids can join director Jennie Sharp


for a one-hour workshop—then perform their creation at a small-town talent show! Meet at 11:25 am at the Info Booth. Talent show takes place at 1pm on the Songbird Stage at Fir Street Park. Aug. 25, 11:25am-2pm. Fir Street Park, Sisters, Sisters. Contact: 503-997-0301. Free.

From I Read to You Read - Getting a Child Ready to Read Learn what you

can do to build the skills a child needs to be ready to read. Aug. 21, 6-7pm. Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541-312-1032. Free.

Saturday, Sept. 14th, 5 pm Dinner, dancing and a benefit auction — all in support of our evidence-based, equine-assisted programs for those with special needs To purchase tables and tickets, go to diamonds-dust/ To inquire about our programs, contact


Kids Ninja Night Drop off your kids for up to

3 hours of fun in our super-rad indoor ninja warrior play space. We’ll provide pizza and drinks! Sat, June 15, 5:30-8:30pm, Sat, July 13, 5:308:30pm and Sat, Aug. 24, 5:30-8:30pm. Contact: 541-241-3919. $20.

Kids Ninja Warrior 8-Week Series Kids

(age 6 - 10) will gain amazing abilities through obstacle course training, climbing and fitness conditioning, and team motivation in our kids ninja warrior classes. Drop-offs welcome. Tuesdays, 3-4pm. Through Oct. 15. Contact: 541-241-3919. Registration: $115.

Kids Yoga 8-Week Series Kids (age 6-12)

will have a blast as they enhance flexibility, strength, balance and coordination through our

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kids yoga program. Mindful yoga techniques will calm the nervous system, manage frustrations, and improve focus. https://freespiritbend. com/kids-yoga-classes Wednesdays, 3-4pm. Through Oct. 16. Contact: 541-241-3919. info@ Registration: $115.

Kinder Critter Camp Learn about a new

animal each week through games, crafts, and stories during this wildlife adventure and dropoff program designed just for preschoolers. Fridays, 9-11am. Through Aug. 30. Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, 57245 River Rd., Sunriver, Sunriver. Contact: 541-593-4394. $25.

La Pine: Big Messy Art Creative, chaotic, outdoor fun! Ages 6-9 years old. Aug. 21, 2pm. La Pine Public Library, 16425 First St., La Pine. Contact: Free. Little Artist Playgroup Nurture your little’s developing brain through rich sensory experiences and messy play during our drop-in class for ages 1.5Y-5. Tuesdays, 10:30-11:15am. ARTdog Children’s Art Studio, 19570 Amber Meadow Drive, Suite 130, Bend.

Mini-Ninja + Me Kids, ages 2-4, plus adults

will have a blast during this upbeat movement class! Kids will develop coordination skills, balance, and confidence as they explore mini-obstacle courses with their parent. Tuesdays, 1212:45pm. Through Oct. 15. Contact: 541-241-3919. $115.

Mom & Baby Yoga No experience necessary. Tuesdays, Noon-1pm. Tula Movement Arts, 2797 NW Clearwater Drive, Suite 100, Bend. $17/drop-in. Nano-Ninjas Kids, ages 3.5-6, will love

making new ninja buddies as they develop fundamental coordination skills, and obstacle-based gymnastics and climbing abilities in this strategically designed safe and structured class. Tuesdays, 4:15-5:15pm. Through Oct. 15. Contact: 541-241-3919. $115.

Rocket Science Calling all rocketeers ages

8 through 108! Are you ready to take your rocket knowledge to the next level? Learn more about the principles and fascinating history of rockets and what the future holds for space exploration. Each child will assemble, decorate and launch a rocket. Ages 8-15. Thursdays, 10:30am-12:30pm. Through Aug. 29. Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, 57245 River Rd., Sunriver, Sunriver. Contact: 541-593-4394. $25/child.

SAT Prep Course SAT Prep Class! This 8

week course is designed to give you confidence to perform well in all aspects of the SAT exam. OSU- Cascade professors who specialize in both

writing and math will be leading this class. Call 541-848-2804 for more information. Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Through Sept. 5. Bend, RSVP for address, Bend. Contact: 541-848-2804.

Space Rovers Do you have what it takes to navigate a space rover? Test your skills on Earth by navigating an obstacle course with a remote-controlled rock crawler and then build and personalize your own solar rover to take home. Ages 8-15 years old. Wednesdays. Through Aug. 28. Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, 57245 River Rd., Sunriver, Sunriver. Contact: 541-5934394. $25/child. Toddler Move + Make Join us for a morning of play including yoga poses, fun breathing exercises and art-making. Perfect for ages 1.5Y-5. *Please note you must register for this class ahead of time (no drop-ins). Thursdays, 9-9:45am. ARTdog Children’s Art Studio, 19570 Amber Meadow Drive, Suite 130, Bend. Upstream Explorers Camp Join the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council for our first ever summer camp! This 4-day adventure filled camp will have participants exploring different locations throughout our watershed. Upstream Explorers will focus on hands-on field studies in nature and science, with a good mix of fun and games! Ages 8-12. Aug. 26-29, 9am-3pm. Skyliners Lodge, 16125 Skyliners Rd., Bend. Contact: 541-382-6103 ext. 35. $200 for four day camp, Before (8am-9am) and after (3pm-4:30pm) care is available for an additional $50.. Weekend Pokemon Cards We love it when you play Pokemon games and activities here! We have cards to borrow and professional Pokemasters to help keep the action fair. Third Saturday of the month we go an extra hour for our Tournament! Saturdays, 10am-1pm. Wabi Sabi, 143 SW Century Dr #120, Bend. Contact: 541-633-7205. Free. Youth Cooking Camp-Cobblers, Pies, and Tarts Cobblers, pies and tarts are very

tasty and comforting. Have your child (age 7-17) join me in this hands-on class where they will make a variety of fruit-based desserts. Mon, Aug. 26, 11am-2pm, Tue, Aug. 27, 11am-2pm, Wed, Aug. 28, 11am-2pm and Thu, Aug. 29, 11am-2pm. Kindred Creative Kitchen, 2525 NE Twin Knolls Drive, Bend. Contact: 541-640-0350. $200.

Youth/Adult Slackline This class will be a

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



‘La Cage’ promises glitz, glamour… and humanity Theater in the Park returns with full-scale “La Cage aux Folles,” centered around a drag queen club

Mejaski noted the special challenges of presenting the show in Drake Park. “There are quite a few challenges being in the park,” she concedes. “We don’t have any ‘lights down.’ We’ve actually taken out a few scene changes and bled them into each other. For example, in one of the scenes, Georges is in the club. When he’s done introducing La Cage, rather than the lights going down, he simply walks into the next scene, takes off his jacket, hangs it up and he’s in his apartment. It’s the same thing as almost the entire company goes into Chez Jacqueline,” she continues. “The cafe is not set up, so we all have a piece—a chair, a table. We all walk in and set the scene, sit down and get in character.” Another limitation is the small stage, Mejaski adds, which has no wings for entry and exit. “There is no place for the actors to stand where they can see what’s happening before their entrances,” she explains. “They’re going on blind, just by listening and hearing their cues.” Mejaski says she’s enjoyed seeing the actors develop their characters to a point where their personalities come across vividly on the stage. One scene in particular, she says, brings depth to a character that doesn’t normally get much notice. “The character Marie Dindon (portrayed by Laura Lee Coffman) is very much in the background. She has a husband who is a little overbearing and overpowering, yet she has these moments that show her strength. The way that Laura Lee has taken this, it


Carol Sternkopf

Part of the cast of "La Cage aux Folles" — the 2019 production of Theater in the Park.

becomes one of my favorite moments in the show. Just this simple eye roll she gives Dindon behind his back. She has created this moment that would otherwise be dismissed, or not there at all.” “La Cage” is full of glitz and glamour, Mejaski says, but what lies beneath is a timely message about our essential humanity, our common desire for love and acceptance. “One of the reasons why I chose this particular musical,” she says, “is that I would like to celebrate acceptance and pride. Even though the show is filled with glamour, these beautiful costumes and extravagant makeup, the underlying message through all of it is that love is love, and to be true to yourself. “We have Jean Michel asking his parents, who have given him nothing but love and support his whole life, to please pretend like they’re someone else,” she explains. “In the end, the truth is told:

La Cage aux Folles

Fri., Aug. 23 & Sat., Aug. 24 VIP dinner 5pm, doors 6pm, show 7pm Drake Park 777 NW Riverside Blvd., Bend $25-$35, VIP $55-$75, plus fees

By Teafly Peterson Donald Yatomi

Donald Yatomi

Hawaii, relocated to Bend 14 years ago with his family to work for Sony. The life he’s lived in Central Oregon shows up on the canvas. While other artists paint the skies and the mountains so many people love, Yatomi is painting the places people live, day to day. While the subject matter might be dismissed as the ordinary, it’s through Yatomi’s style and unique eye that they become poetic, dream-like, and alive, as if seeing a memory from the past come to life. Yatomi’s paintings are currently on display at Peterson Roth Gallery through the end of August.

Painting the unseen


onald Yatomi has three rules dictating whether he’ll paint a subject. One, the space must be unromantic. Two, he must not have seen it on any canvas before, and three, it should carry nostalgia. The rules prove to work, as Yatomi masterfully paints worlds people know—but ones the ordinary eye may dismiss. Yatomi turns the unromantic romantic, painting airports and urinals, arcades and laundromats in exciting and illuminating ways. “When I go around town, I see certain things—I imagine them on a canvas and if it is interesting enough, I will go back to that same spot and do sketches,” shares Yatomi. “Sometimes it takes a long time and the whole thing gestates until it comes together.”

that Mother is a transvestite and that Father is a homosexual, and the two of them are a couple. Nothing good comes from denying who you are, lying about who you are, or asking someone to lie about who you are. Love is love. That’s why I chose the show.” Mejaski advises coming to the park prepared for the chill that comes after sunset. She also advises bringing a chair pad. VIP tickets are available for those who’d like a meal before the show. Editor’s note: Theater in the Park is produced by Lay It Out Events, the Source Weekly’s sister company.

Donald Yatomi's painting, Carwash 002.

The results are oil paintings that feel alive in the way the light dances throughout his subjects, and in the way Yatomi works with the paint on the canvas. His thick strokes are the results of using varied tools like pallet knives and spatulas as well as brushes.

It’s not surprising to hear that Yatomi holds degrees in both painting and illustration. After his degree in illustration, he began working for DreamWorks Animation, painting backgrounds for “The Prince of Egypt” and “The Road to Eldorado” films. Yatomi, originally from

Donald Yatomi Fine Art On display through August at Peterson Roth Gallery 206 NW Oregon Ave, Ste. 1,Bend



end’s Summit Express Jazz Band had to call in reinforcements to provide a complete complement for “La Cage aux Folles,” an extravagant musical appearing in Bend’s Drake Park Friday and Saturday. The Theater in the Park production pulls out all the stops: extravagant costumes, makeup, lights, sound and innovation to present the glamourand-glitz-coated treatise on love, acceptance and personal authenticity. Anyone who has seen “Birdcage” the movie knows the story of Albin and Georges, their son, and his ultra-conservative fiancee—but may not have witnessed the award-winning music and choreography of the live theater version that is “La Cage.” Bend choreographer Michelle Mejaski, whose directorial debut of “Jesus Christ Superstar” enjoyed tremendous success last summer, returns to the director’s chair for “La Cage.” Vocal direction is provided by Bend vocal instructor Trish Van Camp Sewell. “With the movie, they took out a lot of the song and dance numbers,” Mejaski says. “With ‘La Cage,’ it is fullon dancing, because it centers around the drag queen club, the La Cage aux Folles,” she explains. “The opening number is the Cagelles, who are the drag kings and queens. Albin, who is also Za Za, has her solos with the Cagelles backing her. Jean-Michel sings about his fiancee Ann; and the two main leads, Albin and Georges, sing together. It is full of song and dance for all the characters, from top to bottom.”

By Elizabeth Warnimont




Rock ‘n Roll to Carts ‘n Pods CHOW From The Podski food cart lot expands with a new 1,000-square-foot building By Nancy Patterson @eatdrinkbend Nancy Patterson

appetizer of choice, hushpuppies. Thailandia has been cooking up Northern Thai street food in Bend since 2012 and now maintains a permanent residency at The Podski. Big Ski’s Pierogis makes stuffed Polish dumplings with fillings from potato and cheese to chicken and mozzarella with pesto. East Meets West makes their famous “pandos”—a fusion of Korean-style pancakes and sandwiches. A few new carts have recently joined The Podski family; Earl and Mabel is a keto-friendly cart serving salads, kabobs and skillets. Toasty has vegan-friendly Nancy Patterson

The bar replaces the original Podski beer cart.


he Podski was never intended to be a food cart lot. In fact, it started with Mikel Lomsky’s dream of being a rock star. After several years in real estate, he decided that he was burned out. He turned an office inside of the Bakery Building on Galveston Avenue, which he owns, into his personal jam studio. In exchange for below-market rent, the tenants agreed to endure the days of Lomsky’s band practicing at its leisure. But Lomsky knew that this wouldn’t work long term; he began the hunt for a space where he and his band could ignite their artistic dreams. A vacant lot on Arizona Avenue felt like the right place to commence their journey to rock-stardom. The property included a small shop and a bit more property than

he’d hoped to undertake, but it was the only way to get the band relocated. “My drummer couldn’t quit his day job, so I convinced him to buy a beer cart and sell brews out of the cart in between practice sessions,” says Lomsky of his business partner, Caleb Trowbridge. They discovered a small cart for sale that would become the original Podski Beer Cart. But they found that with the consumption of beer often comes the craving for food—cart food. With water hook-ups and just enough space, Lomsky welcomed a handful of food carts into his space, along with Head Over Wheels—a mobile hairdressing trailer. After a brutal, late-onset winter, it only made sense to take the next step and Nancy Patterson

Indoor seating for all-weather dining.

Hushpuppies—hot and fresh from Tin Pig.

tion of snowboards from the 1980s, and a larger-than-life mural on the building’s vacant wall, painted by Brandon Walsh of EMW Fusion. “I didn’t want to influence the artist’s vision whatsoever—I told him, ‘paint whatever you want, don’t even run it by me,’” Lomsky says. The wall, which includes a painting of Johnny Cash and Homer Simpson, will soon include another surprise element. While the hair trailer is no longer located at The Podski, several locally-owned food carts have found their home on Arizona Avenue. The Tin Pig offers Southern favorites including fried green tomatoes, Nashville chicken sandwiches, and—my

fare for a lighter option. They’ll soon welcome a taco truck along with Terrascout, an American-made apparel company. Be sure to check the schedule for your favorite food cart; Lomsky believes in a balanced work life and doesn’t implement required working hours. “I wanted to allow my tenants to set their own hours and be here when it worked for them. These are all small business owners; most of the food cart owners are also the cooks, operators, and managers of the cart.” The Podski

536 NW Arizona Ave.


create a permanent structure for the food cart lot. It took two years of planning, an unforeseen additional investment (in the few-hundred thousand dollar range) and some compromising with the city, but The Podski’s 1,000-square-foot building was resurrected late this summer. The building includes two new restrooms, a permanent bar with beer by the can and on tap, wine, and kombucha, and a few upcoming “surprise amenities.” Lomsky wanted the building to include an ongoing addition of sports equipment, including his collec-



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Maura and Drew Bledsoe at the new space in The Box Factory.

Bledsoe Family Winery Open in the Box Factory The offerings in The Box Factory in Bend continue to get more extensive. Next up: Wine. On Aug. 15, Bledsoe Family Winery opened the doors of its Bend tasting room. The 3,593-square-foot space includes indoor and outdoor areas, a mezzanine for private events and wines from the Doubleback Winery and Bledsoe Family Winery. Bledsoe Family Winery is owned by Drew and Maura Bledsoe, who moved to Bend 12 years ago following Drew Bledsoe’s retirement from the National Football League. The new tasting room is the family’s first to be opened outside of Walla Walla, Washington—Drew Bledsoe’s hometown, where the family operates Doubleback Winery and the original Bledsoe Family Winery locations. As Drew Bledsoe said in a release, “Bend has long been a beer and outdoors town, both of which have become interwoven into the fabric of the town. And we felt that the timing is right to pair great wine with the area’s beloved outdoor-oriented culture, too, and to do so in a way that is both unique and fun.” Bledsoe Family Winery Bend

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As Les Schwab’s Move Moves Forward, A New Home for Hardy’s The longtime burger joint on Third Street in Bend is headed for a new home. Hardy’s Hot Wings Hamburgers & Ice Cream announced on its Facebook page Aug. 15 that it would be moving 2 miles north, to the former Cheerleader’s building at 3081 N. Hwy 97, near The Riverhouse on the Deschutes and the Shilo Inn. The post stated that the new location would be open in September. The original Hardy’s location is located on the block where Les Schwab Tire Centers applied with the City of Bend to move from its current location on Franklin Avenue. The proposed tire center would take over the entire block. In a document released Aug. 16, City of Bend staff recommended that Les Schwab be allowed to move to that location, and recommended allowing a Development Code text amendment that would remove the property from the City’s Bend Central District—an area where the current code prohibits approval of new “auto-dependent” uses. In the document, city staff contended that because Les Schwab’s Franklin location is already “auto-dependent,” the new location would not add more auto-dependent business to the BCD. The Planning Commission has yet to approve that text amendment. Hardy’s Hot Wings Hambugers & Ice Cream (open in September) 3081 N. Hwy 97, Bend

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with food trucks & beer taps, Saturday Market will include 21 exciting vendors with a variety of interesting and cool items. CBD products, vintage clothing & accessories, baked goods from Coho Coffee, Paparazzi Jewelry, home decor, scents and candles, art work and much more! Saturdays, 10am. Through Aug. 31. General Duffy’s Waterhole, 404 NW Forest Ave., Redmond. No cover.



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at the table as the chefs prepare a six-course menu that explores the flavors of Italy, France and the Mediterranean, using ingredients from Central Oregon and the PNW. Each course will be thoughtfully paired with wine to complement the dish. Aug. 22, 6:30pm. Elixir Wine Group, 11 NW LAVA RD, BEND. Contact: 541-388-5330. $120/Food & Wine, $90/Food Only.

Kids Night Out Cooking-Empanadas

Many countries have their own spin on Empanadas. Have your child (age 7-17) join me in this hands-on class where they will learn to make a variety of Empanadas and savory hand-pies. Aug. 23, 6-9pm. Kindred Creative Kitchen, 2525 NE Twin Knolls Drive, Bend. Contact: 541-6400350. $30.

Longtable DInner Local food and live music right in our two acre garden on the Rainshadow Organics Farm! We will be hosting a series of Longtable dinners throughout the summer showcasing our farm food and a local chef. Aug. 23, 6-9pm. Rainshadow Organics, 70955 NW Lower Bridge Way, Terrebonne. Contact: info@ $65.

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Monthly Theme Dinners 5 Courses

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BEER & DRINK EVENTS Cajun Crawfish Boil & Free Beer! Every

weekend Crazy Cajun Crawfish Company is open for business and ready to boil up some Louisiana style crawfish for you and your family. All platters are a full meal including your desired amount of crawfish,corn-on-the-cob and red potatoes. FREE beer w/purchase. Fridays-Sundays, 2-6pm and Saturdays, Noon-6pm. Through Sept. 29. Crazy Cajun Crawfish Company, 51622 Huntington Rd, La Pine. Contact: 541-241-6504. No cover.

Guest Wineries to The Suttle Lodge

The Suttle Lodge welcomes Oregon and Washington wine producers to the lake each Wednesday to share their wines. Guest wineries include Abacela, Hundred Suns, Soter, Barnard Griffin, Cooper Mountain, Grochau and more. See website for details. Thursdays, 5-7pm. Through Aug. 29. The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse, 13300 Hwy 20, Sisters. Contact: 541-638-7001. Complimentary to adults over 21. Glasses and bottles available for purchase..

Local’s Night Come on down to Bevel Craft

Brewing for $4 beers and food specials from the food carts located out back at The Patio! Tuesdays, 3-9pm. Bevel Craft Brewing, 911 SE Armour Rd. Suite B, Bend. Contact: 541-97-BEVEL. Free.

Palate Trip If you’ve ever wondered, “Where

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

Pints and Pistons Head down to Porter

Brewing for Pints & Pistons, a free cruise-in for cars and motorcycles. Kid-friendly with food and drinks! This is an ongoing event every Sunday over the summer. Sundays, 11am-4pm. Porter Brewing, 611 NE Jackpine Court, #2, Redmond. Contact: 541-504-7959. Free.

The Wine, Cheese and Brew Showcase 2019 The Wine, Cheese and Brew

Showcase will feature over a hundred wines, local craft beer, spirits, dozens of gourmet cheeses, hors d’oeuvres, specialty foods, a silent auction and live music. All proceeds will benefit the Habitat for Humanity of LaPine Sunriver to build housing for needy families. Aug. 24, 5pm. Twisted River Tavern, 17600 Center Drive, Sunriver. $85. Unsplash

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It’s Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Vegan, & Pescatarian friendly, so let’s go bonkers with it. Basically, the menu is Pescatarian (Shrimp) & Gluten Free but can be easily modified for any of the conditions mentioned. If you wanna take a peek, visit my website at

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Microlocal Smoothies Using produce grown blocks away, kids will blend up special smoothies. Students develop their own recipes and learn food safety, health, and entrepreneurship at Kid Made Camp. Bring swimsuits & towels for the splash pad! Details at and Aug. 25, 11am-2pm. Fir Street Park, Sisters, Sisters. Contact: 503-997-0301. Free. Prime Rib Jazz Dinner at Juniper Listen to the sounds of “Just 3 Guys Jazz” and enjoy a three course, Garlic-rosemary rubbed prime rib dinner,. This is a family friendly event. No cover charge. Reservations appreciated. Tue, June 25, 5-8pm, Tue, July 30, 5-8pm and Tue, Aug. 27, 5-8pm. Juniper Golf Course and The View Tap and Grill, 1938 SW Elkhorn Ave., Redmond. Contact: 541-548-3121. $15.99/dinner.

Local, Seasonal and Fun!!

Summer Veggies

Meet Your Farmer Meet Your Farmer dinners consist of a locally sourced, gourmet meal hosted by and prepared by 10 Below and Executive Chef, Darrell Henrichs. During dinner you will be treated to presentations by the evening’s featured farmers - Mahonia Gardens and Splitting Aces Livestock. Aug. 22, 6-8:30pm. 10 Below, 10 NW Minnesota Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-633-0674. $65 members / $70 non-members.

Sisters Farmers Market Now on Sunday! A charming small-town market with food, family & fun! Enjoy lunch, kids’ activities, demos, music, and micro-local produce grown right in Sisters Country. Kids: bring swimsuit & towel for our splash-pad fountains. Events listed at sistersfarmersmarket. com. Sundays, 11am-2pm. Through Oct. 1. Fir Street Park, Sisters, Sisters. Contact: 503-706-0387. Free.


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Proofed or not, Som zings with its cane vinegar cordial



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nspired by Thailand since a backpacking trip in 1987, Chef Andy Ricker returns to Southeast Asia for several months each year to eat, cook and study the food culture. Ricker is well known as a James Beard award-winning Chef in Portland for his Pok Pok restaurants. While developing the Pok Pok bar program Ricker was influenced by the complexity and flavors of the drinking vinegars he savored in Thailand. He formulated his own vinegars and launched Pok Pok Som, a drinking vinegar company in 2012. Drinking vinegars, also known as shrubs, switchels or haymaker’s punch, may sound new but were a popular thirst quencher for Colonial settlers and have a long global history from Ancient Greece to China. The sourness in a drinking vinegar is what makes it exciting. Like Samin Nosrat taught us in “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat,” the acid contrasts other flavors, like the sweet fruit in a drinking vinegar, and makes them sing. Earlier this year Pok Pok was dropped from the name and Som launched with revamped flavors and new packaging featuring artwork inspired by vintage botanical illustrations. No longer labeled as drinking vinegar, the term was rebranded to cane vinegar cordial. “We wanted to refresh the brand,” said General Manager of Som, Dustin Reuwer, “to make it new, improved and up-to-date. We revisited recipes and revamped flavors to be more complex with less sugar.” Som comes in a variety of flavors including pineapple Szechuan pepper, Thai basil, tangerine sea salt, ginger, Oregon berry, cranberry, honey, turmeric, tamarind, apple and Hood strawberry. Besides the flavors making Som unique, Reuwer said, “We use a ton of fresh fruit and organic cane

vinegar. It’s not overly sweet or tart, it’s just right and makes the fruit flavor forward. Most shrubs use apple cider vinegar that’s more pungent.” Regardless of how you like to drink, proofed or not, Som provides an interesting base. Simply adding soda water to any of the flavors gets you a refreshing, sophisticated non-alcoholic beverage. I’m currently addicted to tangerine sea salt sodas. Som sources their Italian salt from Oregon-based Jacobsen Salt Co. who imports it from one of the world’s oldest operating saltworks in Trapani, Italy. Reuwer told me the salt “layers on your tongue and sits around and sticks,” but I didn’t quite believe him until I tried it. Ginger, one of the two formulas that didn’t change with the rebrand, is a versatile addition to any bar. It can be used to make a bright, spicy and tropical ginger ale, a mule, dark ’n’ stormy or any ginger-based cocktail. Since it’s summer, margaritas are perfect sippers and the pineapple Szechuan pepper takes the tequila-based cocktail to spicy new levels. The peppery kick is a quick hit so it doesn’t blow out your taste buds. If you want to try Som use the code SOURCE20 for 20% off any order online. Pineapple Szechuan Pepper Margarita 1 ½ oz tequila 1 oz Som pineapple Szechuan pepper 1 oz key lime juice Shaken and served on the rocks with salt rim. Som & Soda 1 oz Som tangerine sea salt 4 oz soda water

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47 METERS DOWN: Uncaged: Four teenaged girls get stalked by blind sharks through the sunken ruins of a Mayan city. I mean, that sounds awesome and the film has some super scary moments, but the acting and dialogue are so terrible that it feels like a bit of a chore. Still, milky eyed sharks chewing through fashion models is kinda fun. See full review on p37. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX


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BLINDED BY THE LIGHT: A Bruce Springsteen singalong pasted across the story of a Muslim teen growing up in England. There’s a lot going on with this movie, which is surprisingly poignant and heartfelt without ever becoming cheesy and obvious. Works even for people who don’t care about Springsteen. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX DARK PHOENIX: Hey, look, another adaptation of the “Dark Phoenix Saga,” a much beloved comic arc from the 1980s. I wonder if they’ll get it right this time? It can’t be worse than “X-Men: The Last Stand,” can it? Oh, sweet summer child. It can always get worse…especially in Hollywood. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX, Odem Theater Pub DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD: A perfect one for the kiddos that sees Dora’s relentlessly upbeat attitude take on public school. Oh, and she has to head back to the jungle for some Indiana Jones-esque adventures with her new friends and her favorite little animated monkey. Looks cute and annoying at the same time. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX, Redmond Cinema

ECHO IN THE CANYON: Baby Boomers need




PAVAROTTI: Even if you don’t know opera, you’ve probably heard the name Pavarotti, the most famous tenor of all time. He makes everything sound good. He’s like the Barry White of opera. This is a documentary about his life. I bet he sings in it. Odem Theater Pub SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK:

Based on the book of short stories that gave me nightmares for years comes this mega-disturbing horror anthology from the director of “Troll Hunter.” The trailers look atmospheric and fun, so here’s hoping 2019 brings us another horror classic. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME: Marvel is fairly

unstoppable at this point, so this new entry in the “Spider-Man” franchise could have Peter Parker sitting on camera reading “Twilight” and it would still make a billion dollars. Plus, this movie is super fun, and Jake G. Is a national treasure. Just sayin. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX

THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2: I never saw the first one because it looked like pain, but with a voice cast featuring Jason Sudeikis, Danny McBride, Peter Dinklage, Awkwafina, Bill Hader and Tiffany Haddish, I should probably get over it. I just don’t like birds… even when they’re angry. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX, Sisters Movie House, Redmond Cinema THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN: Based on the tear-jerking novel by Garth Stein, the film is sure to be even more tear-jerking. Told from the POV of a dog named Enzo (voiced by Kevin Costner), this story will be sure to crush adults and children alike. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX

movies, too! This documentary focuses on the Laurel Canyon folk music scene of the 1960s that gave birth to bands including The Beach Boys, The Mamas and the Papas and The Byrds. Los Angeles rock documentaries have been on a roll over the last few years with classics such as “Sound City” and “The Defiant Ones,” and this looks like another winner. Tin Pan Theater

THE FAREWELL: A bittersweet and lovely dramedy about the lengths we go to for family and the ways different cultures say goodbye. One of the best films of the year so far and destined to go down as the funniest movie about grief ever made. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX., Sisters Movie House

GOOD BOYS: This is basically “Superbad” but with tweens, which means the filthy language and situations is even funnier. I’ve seen some critics lamenting laughing about the corruption of kids in the film, but three 12-year-olds accidentally discovering a sex swing hits me right in the funnies. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX

THE KITCHEN: Melissa McCarthy, Elisabeth Moss and Tiffany Haddish star as housewives in Hell’s Kitchen in the 1970s whose husbands all get sent to prison, so they take over their little corner of the city for the Irish mob. A similar story to “Widows,” but with a cast this strong it’s hard to resist. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX

GLORIA BELL: Julianne Moore gives one of her finest performances as a woman who finds love at a time when she was searching for anything but something serious. A surprising and heartfelt little movie. Odem Theater Pub

THE LION KING: Look, I’m sure this movie is

HOBBS & SHAW: Dwayne Johnson and Jason

Statham take their characters from the “Fast and the Furious” franchise and spin them into another franchise that will then spin into another franchise until the entire world becomes an excuse for Vin Diesel to live life a quarter mile at a time. Big explosions and even bigger stupidity make this movie a fun headache. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX, Redmond Cinema.

HOTEL MUMBAI: An intense and nail-biting recreation of the terrorist attack against the Taj hotel in Mumbai. Odem Theater Pub MIKE WALLACE IS HERE: While this docu-

mentary is focused on newscaster Mike Wallace, the real meat and bones of the film come from watching how the landscape of news reporting has changed over the years. A true revelation as it looks at the constantly changing avenues of human communication. Sisters Movie House

ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD: Either you like Tarantino or you don’t, and this big hearted and strange fantasy won’t change your mind. Simultaneously a love letter to 1969 Hollywood and a dirge for the loss of innocence those times stirred in us as a country, “Once Upon a Time” is a glorious cinematic treasure. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX, Odem Theater Pub.

really pretty to look at and everything, but if it doesn’t have Jeremy Irons playing Scar, then I’m gonna make a hard pass. I’m sure I’ll see it at some point, but messing with perfection is never a good idea—even if it’s Disney messing with their own perfect ideas. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX, Redmond Cinema

TOY STORY 4: If “Toy Story 3” was about the very

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WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE: The always stunning Cate Blanchett plays Bernadette, a profoundly unhappy woman who disappears while her husband and daughter search for her. From Richard Linklater, the man behind “Boyhood” and “Dazed and Confused,” comes this dramedy that will divide audiences straight down the middle. See full review on p39. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX, Sisters Movie House YESTERDAY: Director Danny Boyle (“Trainspotting” & “Sunshine”) taking on the concept of a world where no one remembers the Beatles sounds perfect. His films all use music beautifully and his sense of color, light and frame are densely theatrical, so combining his visual style with the Beatles seems like a match made in musical theater heaven. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX, Odem Theater Pub.

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All Float SCREEN They “47 Meters Down: Uncaged” is shark schlock By Jared Rasic Courtesy of Entertainment Studios Productions



hark movies are, at heart, monster movies. Yes, sharks exist in the world and are much different than say, some weird and creepy creature designed by a filmmaking team, but their goal is the same regardless: killing teenagers. Whether it’s a shark, an alligator, Bigfoot or a redneck, they populate horror movies to rack up a body count of attractive people. “47 Meters Down: Uncaged” is garbage. Terrible performances are compounded by digital cinematography that gives the entire film a generic, low budget look. The dialogue is so wooden and tin eared that we’re unable to care about the cast because they never come across as human beings; just sacrificial lambs waiting for the next shark attack. Amazingly, the sharks are so badass that it almost makes for a movie worth watching. The slimy story is that four girlfriends who live in Mexico (none of whom are Mexican) all decide to go scuba diving at a recently discovered sunken Mayan city, where they get lost and attacked by sharks. That should be a killer setup. It’s basically “The Descent,” but underwater, and with a twist: the only light down there is what archeologists brought with them, so most of the film is lit from our characters’ point of view as they desperately search for a way out. This also means the sharks are milky eyed and snaggle toothed, pale and nasty looking and genuinely horrifying to look at. Every time a shark shows up, it’s extremely intense, but the soundtrack makes one of those “BWAAAAAAAAAMP” sounds like in “Inception,” so it becomes

There’s nothing good down here for people. Just blind sharks.

funny after a while and the sharks all look like old scary blind men that are chasing teenagers out of their Mayan temple— which is hilarious. The four girls are archetypes: shy white girl, embarrassed black girl, bossy Asian girl and hot white girl. They have no connection to the characters from the original “47 Meters Down,” which means this is a sequel in name only, but it does have a lot more going on in the shark department. “Uncaged” could have been a minor classic just based on how creepy a blind shark looks, and based on some of the

sequences with the giant creatures swimming around looking for fresh teenagers, who have to stay perfectly still. All the underwater stuff is genuinely fun, but as soon as the characters talk or try to act like people, the film becomes a parody of itself. Since one of the leads is played by the daughter of Jamie Foxx and the other is the daughter of Sylvester Stallone, the film feels like one of those direct-to-video ’90s action movies that featured Joey Travolta, Don Swayze, Joe Estevez and Frank Stallone.

I can’t recommend this movie at all. I want to because the sharks are scary and there are some tense sequences filled with legit claustrophobia, but this is a bad movie. At home, with some friends and booze, this might be a blast and that’s probably good enough. Instead of “Netflix and Chill,” it could be “White Claw and Sharks.” 47 Meters Down: Uncaged Dir. Johannes Roberts Grade: D+ Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX

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Cate Blanchett is an international treasure. That is all.

be unhappy, but are left to our own devices when it comes to understanding how she got there. I haven’t read the novel by Maria Semple, but I can only hope that more exploration of Bernadette happens without all the lip service. She’s a fascinating character people love talking about, but there’s nothing intimate about a character study in which mostly everyone just talks about each other. We need to see human behavior. At its heart, “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” is a film about what happens

when an artist stops creating, but never really approaches the depth that the subject requires. The film plays every dramatic beat too safely, showing Bernadette after she’s made the big decisions. When you have an actress as gifted as Blanchett, you give her the opportunity to show her make those decisions behind her eyes. Instead, we’re left with scene after scene of characters talking about what just happened offscreen. It sounds like I hated the film, but there are so many beautiful and honest moments sprinkled throughout that

the flaws are even more glaring. This could have been a classic if Linklater had understood the story he was telling on a deeper level, instead of just capturing the ripples along the surface. This is a story about volcanic human emotion; instead, we’re left with something perfectly, insultingly affable. Where’d You Go, Bernadette Dir. Richard Linklater Grade: C+


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s a filmmaker, Richard Linklater is what you might call affable. In his movies, going all the way back to “Dazed and Confused,” he loves to find the truth in human interaction, but seems uncomfortable with pain that isn’t easily fixed. His best work (The “Before” Trilogy) comes close to really exploring damaged individuals, but always seems to pull back before something truly profound is uncovered. Make no mistake, “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” isn’t a bad film. But it’s also rife with missed opportunities to create a real classic. Cate Blanchett plays Bernadette Fox, a brilliant architect with the mind of an unhinged artist. She lives in Seattle with her husband and daughter, miserable in a city she can’t stand and two decades past the last thing she created. Bernadette hates people (mostly her neighbors), is slowly becoming agoraphobic, is definitely depressed and possibly suicidal. In order for the film to truly work, you just gotta get out of Blanchett’s way and let her be brilliant, but Bernadette’s pain is deeply rooted in events that happened decades earlier—events the audience never gets to see. Because of this, Blanchett’s performance is only ever an approximation of events we hear about, leaving the audience always removed from her emotions. Linklater never takes us into what has broken Bernadette. We hear about miscarriages, failed projects and the life-sucking effect of Seattle through Bernadette and her husband, but never actually see the giant moments in her life. We only ever get the aftermath. We spend lots of time watching Bernadette


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CycleBar, and shop at the Eclecitic Soul Pop-Up. The CycleBar Classic is a ride of pure intoxication. As the lights dim, your CycleStar instructor Sean pumps up the volume on a widly energetic cardio jam and upper body workout. Aug. 28, 9:30-10:30am. Eclectic Soul Athletics, 126 NW Minnesota Ave, Bend. Contact: 541-797-0119.

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CORK Thursday Run Join us for a run from

3-5 miles. Stay afterward for a drink and food. All ability levels welcome along with friendly on leash dogs. Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Spoken Moto, 310 SW Industrial Way, Bend. Free.

Dirt Divas Group mountain bike rides aimed at women of all skill levels. Ride with a group that fits your level! Meet at Pine Mountain Sports. Demo bikes available; but come 60 minutes ahead to get one. More info online. Second and Fourth Monday of every month. Pine Mountain Sports, 255 SW Century Dr., Bend. Gravity Race Series Simply show up on the

evening of the race or pre-register online to participate, competitors will need a valid day/twilight lift ticket or season pass to compete. Fri, Aug. 23, 3:30-8pm. Mt. Bachelor, 13000 Century Drive, Bend. Contact: 541-382-1709. $15 plus valid bike park ticket.

Hump Day Run Bring a few bucks if you want to get a beer after! Wednesdays, 6pm. FootZone, 842 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: Free.

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to fuel and hydrate like a pro, and not wreck in the process. Aug. 21, 5:30pm. William E Miller Elementary, 300 Northwest Crosby Drive, Bend. Free.

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Tuesday Performance Group Maximize your time with focused, intense efforts. All ages and abilities welcome. Sessions led by accomplished trail runner Max King. Tuesdays, 5:30pm. FootZone, 842 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: Free. Walk Up Pilot Butte Join JessBFit for this breathtaking walk up Pilot Butte. Stick around after the walk to learn how to use the pull-up bar station at the trail head for strength training and stretching. Tuesdays, 8-9am. Pilot Butte State Park, Pilot Butte State Park, Bend. Contact: 503-446-0803.

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Cross is Coming

Cyclocross unites cycling community for dusty, good-natured fun By Peter Madsen

skills. Despite its challenges, cyclocross is the gateway to greater bike racing for many cyclists. About 200 competitors race each week, said Molly Cogswell-Kelley, the MBSEF events director in charge of Thrilla. “For local riders, whether or not they’re just starting out and they want to try and get their feet wet— or get their feet dirty and dusty—this is definitely the race for them,” Cogswell-Kelley said. Cyclocross is an arena where the toughest cyclists and fun seekers coexist. Many race categories, arranged by age groups and/or ability, and often staggered in 30-second increments, means that it’s never immediately clear who’s off the front of the race—or way off the back. Casual racers blend with race leaders who quickly lap them. This fosters a communal vibe within the taped-off race corridors. Cowbell-clanging spectators soak up the concentrated racing, too. They offer racers beer “hand ups” and good-natured heckles. Cyclocross is highly participatory, even for non-racers. Bart Bowen, a two-time National Cyclocross Series champion, designs each week’s Thrilla iteration. To help racers get ready, his company, Bowen Sports Performance, holds $15 cyclocross clinics on Aug. 26, Sept. 9 and Sept. 16. The clinics run through the Matthew Lasala

A group rides in the mud during the Cyclocross Crusade at Barton County Park in Barton, Oregon, in 2015.



et ready for beer hand-ups and incessant cough-inducing dust clouds: cyclocross season is barreling toward Central Oregon. A multi-surface cycling discipline that pits furry-limbed mountain bikers against leg-waxing roadies, cyclocross poses the question—if never completely answering it—of which breed of cyclist is more capable. Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation’s Thrilla Cyclocross Series, happening on five consecutive Thursday evenings, kicks off at the Athletic Club of Bend’s grounds Sept. 5. While several weekend cyclocross series dot the state throughout autumn, Cyclocross Crusade, one of the largest multi-stop cyclocross series in the country, ushers in a two-date medieval carnival vibe to the Deschutes Brewery grounds the weekend of Oct. 26. A cyclocross race is held on a short, closed course that features surfaces such as grass, gravel, sand pits, pavement and single track. Shin- or kneehigh barriers require racers to quickly hop off their bikes and remount them as fluidly as possible. Hairpin corners, often slickened by wear, rain or water hose, keep spectators on their toes and racers rubber side up. The sport’s duality demands a road racer’s lung-popping pain tolerance and a mountain biker’s nimble handling

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basics of agility, bicycle dismounts and remounts, and bicycle shouldering while running. Also the director of the Cascade Cycling Classic, Bowen said The Athletic Club’s campus, covered by pine trees, pre-existing single track and paved paths, is an ideal cyclocross setting. “It’s a really cool venue,” Bowen said. “I don’t think people realize how good we have it. The biggest hurdle is the dust. We go out there on week one and we’re like, ‘Wow, (the trails) have a lot of moisture,’ but the repeated braking with skinny tires over and over blows them apart.” Thrilla’s southern-most section winds through trails that, for their ashen composition, kick up clouds of “moon dust,” which obscure sight lines and hide wheel-grabbing ruts. Bowen, 52, said finding new ways to thread Thrilla’s weekly courses through the same landscapes creates a fun challenge. Water hoses will temper this year’s dust clouds, which in seasons past has caused a lingering, smoker’s-like cough among racers and inspired MSBEF to sell Thrilla t-shirts that feature a gas mask and the tonguein-cheek motto: “In Dust We Trust.” “Dust is just a Central Oregon problem,” Bowen said. “Some people say that section of the course is more mountain-bikey, but really, it will just improve your technical skills on a cyclocross bike.” Cyclocross racing will also improve your heckling skills—the well-intentioned snark that spectators hurl at passing racers. Longtime cyclocross

racer Ryan Kruit enjoys heckling perhaps as much as racing, but says there’s a fine line. “It’s too easy to be sitting on the side of the course, drinking beer, and yelling at someone who’s putting in a tremendous amount of work that they should ‘Go faster,’” said Kruit, 34, who lives in Bend. “There’s a balance — (heckling) should be about motivation. You can also over-heckle someone by getting too personal.” Kruit prefers to hone in on teammates and friends who are locked into mid-pack battles. He considers a heckle a success when he can get the subject of his ribbing to laugh, such as he does by sweetly encouraging a teammate’s opponent, who might be just a wheel-length ahead. “One of my favorite things in heckling is recognizing the race within a race,” Kruit said. “In seven laps, you’ll see racers go back and forth." One might have power on a paved section and others will have more technical abilities. "It’s really fun to get those heckles, like, ‘Ooh, you just got passed!’” One of Kruit’s favorite heckles are reserved for Bowen, who also races at Thrilla. Kruit likes to rib Bowen should he lose traction while navigating a turn. “I like to tell Bart he should probably take a cyclocross clinic,” Kruit said. See all the upcoming cyclocross races in Oregon:





At Last!

A way to protect birds from cats By Jim Anderson Jim Anderson


That dear young girl that died of the bubonic plague many years ago lives in my mind like a stick of dynamite in our local kindergarten. Her pet cat carried a dead ground squirrel it had caught into the home and a flea carrying the Black Death deserted the squirrel and jumped into the child’s clothing where it eventually bit her. She came down with the plague and died. I know the population of Belding’s ground squirrels is growing exponentially, thanks to the expanding irrigated hay farms in the countryside. Farm and house cats are catching and killing ground squirrels, and it’s just a matter of time before another cat brings another ground squirrel into someone’s home and that abominable flea carrying the Black Death jumps into someone’s bed and infects a child or an adult. My worries about cats carrying dead ground squirrels into someone’s home may be less if, yes IF, the ground squirrel reacts to that colorful collar as birds do. Here’s hoping… But it is also the reaction to birds being killed by feral cats that now comes into focus. The rules of engagement with captured feral cats are to spay and neuter them and then release them back into the wild. How about if we go one step further and how about fitting the BirdsBeSafe collar on the cat before releasing it? Just think of the native songbirds we’ll be saving. Scientific studies have shown that part of a three-year U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service-funded effort to estimate the number of birds killed by predators, chemicals and in collisions with wind





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A domestic house cat wearing the BirdsBeSafe cat collar, lit up by the reflective material on its edges.

generators and windows showed that they are in the billions. Because of that, about a third of the 800 species of birds in the USA are endangered, threatened or in significant decline, according to the American Bird Conservancy. On top of that, a report in “Nature Communications” estimates a much-higher figure than the billions of annual bird deaths previously attributed to cats. The study also reports that from 6.9 billion to as many as 20.7 billion mammals — mainly mice, shrews, rabbits and voles — are killed by cats annually in the contiguous 48 states.

The local cat owner who told me about this remarkable device was pleased with the results. “No more dead birds at my doorstep!” she exclaimed and she heaped more praise on the BirdsBeSafe collar when she said, “My cat doesn’t even know she’s wearing it, and if the collar gets tangled in the brush it’ll just break away and the cat comes home unharmed.” You can get them at If our local Humane Society decides to change the rules on handling feral cats, they can depend on me to supply them a bunch of BirdsBeSafe collars. Please, for the sake of our wild birds, join me.




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The “Dos and Don’ts” During the Loan Process A buyer’s guide • Never co-sign for anyone, for any reason, for anything! It may be that a buyer wants to help their child purchase a car or rent their first apartment. No matter how much a buyer wants to help, do not do it, as that debt reflects on a credit report and becomes a factor into the buyer’s debt-to-income ratio. • This next one is crucial. I have seen it happen: A buyer gets preapproved for a loan and then gets so excited and goes out to purchase the perfect living room set for their new house. Or the perfect car for the new garage. No matter how much it may seem like a good idea; it is NOT! Do not purchase anything else on credit; not a car, truck, boat, furniture or other real estate. Purchasing on credit directly affects the debt-to-income ratio, and lenders definitely do not look favorably on new debt. • Coinciding with the above, do not charge large or abnormal amounts to existing credit card accounts. • Finally, do not send in any late payments or incur late fees for anything! Now, what does a buyer DO during the loan and escrow process? The “Do” List: • Absolutely, with no exceptions, a buyer needs to keep all accounts current, including mortgages, car loans, credit cards etc. • If any questions arise, contact both the lender and real estate broker immediately. • Make all payments on or before the due dates of all accounts. • Stay in direct contact with buyer’s broker, lender and escrow officer. Meaning, if they call or email, make it your first priority to get right back to them. Following these guidelines will help to manage the loan process and create a smooth path for loan approval. \


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hen getting ready to purchase a home, a buyer needs to get a prequalification or preapproval letter from their lender. The thing to remember, is that these “prequalifications and preapprovals” are just that…the beginning stage of the loan process. These letters DO NOT mean that a buyer is 100% approved for the home loan. As such, there are things that may affect the outcome of your loan request. There are certain “Dos and Don’ts” that remain in effect before, during and after loan approval until the time of settlement when the loan is signed, funded and recorded. As a buyer it is crucial that nothing is done that may alter a credit report. This is because, many times a buyer’s credit report, income and assets are verified within hours of the buyer signing final loan documents, and any changes may put obtaining the loan at risk. Not only could these changes put your loan at risk, it can also put the earnest money deposit at risk. The Don’t List: • Absolutely do not quit or change jobs. Without a proven and steady source of reliable income, it is likely the loan will get denied. • Do not allow anyone to make a credit inquiry, with the exception of the lender. • Do not apply for credit anywhere else, except the lender. Applying for credit creates inquiries on the credit report and reduces the credit score. Thus, it can have a detrimental effect on the lender’s determination of creditworthiness. • Changing banks or transferring money within an existing account can raise serious red flags. A buyer needs to keep their accounts open and with limited changes during the loan process.


By Christin J Hunter

SCIENCE ADVICE GODDESS Indifferent Strokes My father just got diagnosed



with cancer. Most people have been extremely supportive, but two girlfriends I texted about this haven’t responded at all. Is it really that hard to say “I’m so sorry”? Should I use this opportunity to do a little friend house cleaning and demote certain “friends” to acquaintance status, knowing now that I can’t count on them? —Too Harsh? At least when you yell into the Grand Canyon, you get back more than the blinking cursor of nothingness. Ideally, your friends’ responsiveness should not compare unfavorably to a giant hole—especially not when you’re all “Yoohoo...I’m kinda devastated about my dad!” But before you decide to “demote” friends, there are a couple of things to consider: “evolutionary mismatch” and our reliance on technology to get messages across flawlessly. Evolutionary mismatch, a theory originated by evolutionary biologist Ernst Mayr, refers to how we modern humans are driven by an antique psychological operating system largely calibrated for the world of our human ancestors 2 1/2 million to 10,000 years ago. This means, for example, that important triggers for others to take action that were there in the ancestral environment aren’t always present in our modern one. Take expressions of sadness: Bodily expressions of sadness like tears or having all the spring in your step of a curbside couch are basically street corner sign spinners advertising our psychological state. When people see those behaviors, feelings of empathy automatically arise, motivating them to reach out with a hug or, at the very least, a mumbled kind word. Expressions of sadness via smartphone text—in words on a tiny screen— lack the visual elements, the bodily signals, that evolved to trigger empathy. Also consider that many people think not knowing what to say is reason to say nothing. What they don’t realize is that saying nothing in a crisis is usually a bigger blunder—more hurtful—than saying the wrong thing would ever be. It’s also possible they missed your text. We rely on technology to keep us informed, and we forget how busy we are and that texts sometimes don’t go through or somebody hits their phone funny and a new text turns into an already read one (meaning the notification dot goes away).

This sounds like an excuse, and it may not be what happened. However, it’s possible. So it probably pays to check—ask, “Hey, did you see the text about my dad?” and keep the snarky ending silent: “...or do I need to tweet an orange tabby cat in scrubs giving a man chemotherapy?”

Rehash Marks One

of my best male friends is in a super toxic relationship. I’ve told him to end it many times, and he does, but then he gets roped back in. At this point, I don’t want to listen anymore, and I’m tired of saying the same thing. Amy Alkon How do I convey that without blowing the friendship? —Earache If you wanted to repeat yourself constantly, you’d get a side hustle as a parrot. Let’s be honest. When a friend puts their relationship issues on endless repeat, it’s tempting to put the phone down while they’re talking and go prune your ivy. It’s tempting for anyone but probably more so for you because you’re a woman. Women, in general, have a tendency to be indirect—to hint at what they want rather than coming right out and stating it. Women’s hintishness is often viewed as a flaw, but as I wrote recently, the late psychologist Anne Campbell, who researched female psychology and behavior, viewed it as an evolutionary feature. Campbell believed this indirectness evolved as a way for women— the baby carriers and primary child carers of the species—to avoid physical confrontation that could leave them hurt or dead. (If you don’t quite say something, somebody won’t quite have the ammunition to clobber you for it.) But a tendency is not a mandate. You can understand why you, as a woman, might feel uncomfortable being direct— stating exactly what works for you—but you can decide to be direct despite that. To help keep the guy from seeing you as mean, unkind, or a crappy friend for saying “no mas” on hearing the sameoldsameold, explain, “I care about you, and it’s really painful to hear about you continuing to let yourself be abused.” Follow this up with something like: “My advice has not changed, and I hope you’ll eventually take it. Until then, I’m sorry. I just can’t hear about this situation anymore.” Difficult as this might be, it’s less invasive than the next-best option: having a string installed in the back of your head that you pull and out comes “So sorry to hear that” over and over and over again.

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ASTROLOGY By Rob Brezsny VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Yisrael Kristal

no more kidney stones, please.” According to my analysis of the astrological omens, now would be an excellent time for you to create your own tally of the Five Crucial Provisions. Be bold and precise as you inform life about your needs.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “We may be surprised at whom God sends to answer our prayers,” wrote author Janette Oke. I suspect that observation will apply to you in the coming weeks. If you’re an atheist or agnostic, I’ll rephrase her formulation for you: “We may be surprised at whom Life sends to answer our entreaties.” There’s only one important thing you have to do to cooperate with this experience: set aside your expectations about how help and blessings might appear.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Sailors have used

ARIES (March 21-April 19): It’s not cost-effi-

compasses to navigate since the eleventh century. But that tool wasn’t enough to guide them. A thorough knowledge of the night sky’s stars was a crucial aid. Skill at reading the ever-changing ocean currents always proved valuable. Another helpful trick was to take birds on the ships as collaborators. While at sea, if the birds flew off and returned, the sailors knew there was no land close by. If the birds didn’t return, chances were good that land was near. I bring this to your attention, Libra, because I think it’s an excellent time to gather a number of different navigational tools for your upcoming quest. One won’t be enough.

cient to recycle plastic. Sorting and processing the used materials to make them available for fresh stuff is at least as expensive as creating new plastic items from scratch. On the other hand, sending used plastic to a recycling center makes it far less likely that it will end up in the oceans and waterways, harming living creatures. So in this case, the short-term financial argument in favor of recycling is insubstantial, whereas the moral argument is strong. I invite you to apply a similar perspective to your upcoming decisions.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23Nov. 21): What do you want from the allies who aren’t your lovers? What feelings do you most enjoy while you’re in the company of your interesting, non-romantic companions? For instance, maybe you like to be respected and appreciated. Or perhaps what’s most important to you is to experience the fun of being challenged and stimulated. Maybe your favorite feeling is the spirit of collaboration and comradeship. Or maybe all of the above. In any case, Scorpio, I urge you to get clear about what you want—and then make it your priority to foster it. In the coming weeks, you’ll have the power to generate an abundance of your favorite kind of non-sexual togetherness.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): As the CEO of the clothes company Zappos, Sagittarius entrepreneur Tony Hsieh is worth almost a billion dollars. If he chose, he could live in a mansion by the sea. Yet his home is a 200-square-foot, $48,000 trailer in Las Vegas, where he also keeps his pet alpaca. To be clear, he owns the entire trailer park, which consists of 30 other trailers, all of which are immaculate hotbeds of high-tech media technology where interesting people live. He loves the community he has created, which is more important to him than status and privilege. “For me, experiences are more meaningful than stuff,” he says. “I have way more experiences here.” I’d love to see you reaffirm your commitment to priorities like his in the coming weeks, Sagittarius. It’ll be a favorable time to do so. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Medical researcher Jonas Salk developed a successful polio vaccine, so he had a strong rational mind. Here’s how he described his relationship with his non-rational way of knowing. He said, “It is always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my intuition will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea. I work with it and rely on it. It’s my partner.” I bring this up, Capricorn, because the coming weeks will be a favorable time to celebrate and cultivate your own intuition. You may generate amazing results as you learn to trust it more and figure out how to deepen your relationship with it.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Aquarian environmentalist Edward Abbey once formulated a concise list of his requirements for living well. “One must be reasonable in one’s demands on life,” he wrote. “For myself, all that I ask is: 1. accurate information; 2. coherent knowledge; 3. deep understanding; 4. infinite loving wisdom; 5.



TAURUS (April 20May 20): African American slaves suffered many horrendous deprivations. For example, it was illegal for them to learn to read. Their oppressors feared that educated slaves would be better equipped to agitate for freedom, and took extreme measures to keep them illiterate. Frederick Douglass was one slave who managed to beat the ban. As he secretly mastered the art of reading and writing, he came upon literature that ultimately emboldened him to escape his “owners” and flee to safety. He became one of the nineteenth century’s most powerful abolitionists, producing reams of influential writing and speeches. I propose that we make Douglass your inspiring role model for the coming months. I think you’re ready to break the hold of a certain curse— and go on to achieve a gritty success that the curse had prevented you from accomplishing.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): For twenty-fi ve years, businessman Don Thompson worked for the McDonald’s fast food company, including three years as its CEO. During that time, he oversaw the sale and consumption of millions of hamburgers. But in 2015, he left McDonald’s and became part of Beyond Meat, a company that sells vegan alternatives to meat. I could see you undergoing an equally dramatic shift in the coming months, Gemini: a transition into a new role that resembles but is also very different from a role you’ve been playing. I urge you to step up your fantasies about what that change might entail.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): “The learning process is something you can incite, literally incite, like a riot,” wrote author Audre Lorde. As an astrologer I would add this nuance: although what Lourde says is true, some phases of your life are more favorable than others to seek deep and rapid education. For example, the coming weeks will bring you especially rich teachings if you incite the learning process now.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The American idiom “stay in your lane” has come to mean “mind your own business,” and usually has a pejorative sense. But I’d like to expand it and soften it for your use in the coming weeks. Let’s define it as meaning “stick to what you’re good at and know about” or “don’t try to operate outside your area of expertise” or “express yourself in ways that you have earned the right to do.” Author Zadie Smith says that this is good advice for writers. “You have to work out what it is you can’t do, obscure it, and focus on what works,” she attests. Apply that counsel to your own sphere or field, Leo.

Homework: Poet Muriel Rukeyser said, “The world is made of stories, not atoms.” I’d add, “You are made of stories, too.” What’s your favorite story that you’re made of?



SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 From 9:00 am to 5:30 pm at Central Oregon Community College A PROGRAM OF THE BEND CHAMBER & SPONSORED BY ST. CHARLES Keynotes from MOsley WOtta and Moe Carrick Nine breakout sessions focused on professional and personal development as well as community engagement from which attendees will select three Coffee, pastries and lunch included An amazing after-party including light appetizers, drinks and a performance from MOsley WOtta The opportunity to connect with 250 other young professionals from the area



was a Polish Jew born under the sign of Virgo in 1903. His father was a scholar of the Torah, and he began studying Judaism and learning Hebrew at age three. He lived a long life and had many adventures, working as a candle-maker and a candy-maker. When the Red Army liberated the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1945, Kristal emerged as one of the survivors. He went on to live to the age of 113. Because of the chaos of World War I, he had never gotten to do his bar mitzvah when he’d turned thirteen. So he did it much later, in his old age. I foresee a comparable event coming up soon in your life, Virgo. You will claim a reward or observe a milestone or collect a blessing you weren’t able to enjoy earlier.


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poem or a short essay to focus our hearts, then enter a time of silent prayer. It’s a powerful way to quiet the mind and connect with our Creator. Tuesdays, 11:30amNoon Through Aug. 27. Bend Church United Methodist, 680 NW Bond St, Bend. Contact: 541-382-1672. julie.bendchurch@ Free.

Community Healing Flow A gentle

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

Free Barre Class Please bring a water

bottle & yoga mat. Mondays, 8:30-9:30am. Terpsichorean Dance Studio, 1601 NW Newport Ave, Bend. Contact: 541-410-2826. info@ First class free, $9 drop in, and $30 for 4 classes.

Gyrokinesis The Gyrokinesis Method

is a movement method that addresses the entire body. This class will benefit all levels of fitness and is a great modality to help improve range of motion, coordination, flexibility and mobilization of the joints to make every day movements easier! BYO mat. Thursdays, 9:30-10:45am. The Blissful Heart ~ Crystal Sanctuary, 45 NW Greeley Ave., Bend. Contact: 760-271-3272. $15/class, first class is free.

Introduc tion to Movement Signature Projec ts We’ll introduce you to

Movement Signature Projects and follow with basic classical meditation. Learn skills for deeper and more restful sleep, to reduce anxiety and to sharpen your intellect. Mondays, 5:30-7pm. Susana Lauder, 1740 NW Pence Ste. 6, Bend. Contact: 541-647-8023. Free.

Meditation Classes First class is free! For the full schedule, please go to: https:// Mondays, 7-8pm, Tuesdays, Noon-1pm, Wednesdays, 7-8pm and Thursdays, Noon-1pm. Blissful Heart Wellness Center, 45 NW Greeley Ave, Bend. Contact: 541-595-3288. Free.

Qigong Plus Qigong is a movement meditation that enhances one’s own ability to heal, maintains health and opens new pathways to being, using breathing, sound, movements, concentration, massage, meditation. Sunday class by appointment only until Spring. Signed for hearing impaired. Contact Dawn Song, text or email only. Sundays, 12:301:30pm and Wednesdays, 1:30-3pm. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon, 61980 Skyline Ranch Road, Bend. Contact: 541-207-7266. Donations Accepted.


Restorative and Gentle Flow Yoga

Monday Evening Restorative in the tradition of Judith Lasiter & Tuesday Morning Slow Flow in the tradition of Kripalu Yoga. Compassionately taught by Suzanne E-RYT Kripalu School of Yoga and Health. Mondays, 5:30-6:45pm and Tuesdays, 9:30-10:45am. Bend Community Healing Center, 155 SW Century Drive, Suite 133, Bend. Contact: 240498-1471. First class free, 5-pack intro/$40.

Tai Chi The movements practiced are ap-

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each week as we host volunteers from our community specializing in esoteric and healing modalities providing their services free of charge when you bring cans of food for Neighbor Impact. Wednesdays-Sundays, 10am-3pm. Through Sept. 2. The Cosmic Depot, 342 NE Clay Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-385-7478. Free.

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Ayurvedic Consultations During the consultation Beth Lyons, Ayurvedic Practitioner & LMT will ask detailed questions about your health, diet and lifestyle, check your pulse, tongue, skin, lips, nails, and eyes to determine your unique doshic imbalances. Aug. 24, 11am1pm. Fettle Botanic Bend, 19570 Amber Meadow Drive, #120, Bend. Contact: 5417282368. Free.


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By Josh Jardine


just returned from Colorado, where I explored a very small portion of the Denver cannabis scene. My schedule and reimbursable budget didn’t permit sampling dozens of products, so in no way should my experience serve as a comprehensive picture of what’s available. The next trip will focus more on small-batch craft cannabis, but I know now know where I will be going to consume it when I do.

Triangle Reunion OG ($18/gram), and the budtender recounted how happy, creative and energized they had both made him feel. I resisted asking if that had been 10 minutes ago on his break and lined up to buy a gram of each. Then it got stupid. Prices, THC percentages and type (Indica, hybrid, Sativa) were displayed above the registers, and showed the OG

In 2018, Colorado’s cannabis sales were $1.5 billion, which was up 3% from 2017, and helped total sales since 2014 hit $6 billion. Oregon’s pot sales in 2018 were about $540 million. First, some numbers: Colorado’s population is 5.7 million. Oregon’s is 4.2 million. In 2018, Colorado’s cannabis sales were $1.5 billion, which was up 3% from 2017, and helped total sales since 2014 hit $6 billion. Oregon’s pot sales in 2018 were about $540 million. Taxes aren’t far apart: Oregon collects 17%, with cities able to collect up to another 3%, for a total of 20%. In Colorado, it’s a flat 15%. My hotel in downtown Denver put me within walking distance of numerous dispensaries, so I grabbed a copy of the Denver equivalent of the Source Weekly to check out the dispensary ads. The 64 pages of alt-weekly Westword had 54 dispensary ads. Pre-tax prices started at $20 for ½ ounces of shake, $79 for ounces of flower, $10 for 500 mg distillate cartridges, $13 for 100-mg edibles, and $14 per gram of shatter. Purchasing and possession limits differ from Oregon’s somewhat, resulting in some dispensaries offering $300 ounces of concentrates. Overwhelmed, I texted a Denver-based friend who works in the industry, asking for input on downtown dispensaries. He replied: “Euflora was once the gold standard of what a shop should look like, while still having garbage product.” I wanted to give it a chance, and it was only six blocks away. They showcased flower selections on several tables, with iPads displaying info on each strain. Flower was encased in handheld plexiglass boxes, with a built-in magnifying lens, and a removable rubber plug which covered several holes for enjoying the aroma. A visibly stoned budtender with enthusiasm and a broad grin said the two Sativa strains I was considering were “great choices.” They included the Wild Thailand ($15.50/gram) and

listed as an Indica at a somewhat questionable 33% THC, exceptionally high for any strain, but especially a Sativa. I asked the cashier why the difference, and he said that the OG was indeed an Indica, and the iPad description of it as a Sativa and its effects were incorrect. “Why not correct them?” I asked. The cashier answered, “We don’t actually program the iPads, and we can’t change anything on them, so we aren’t responsible for what’s on them.” I paid a total of $42.18 for my 2 grams, because Sativa, Indica, who cares, what’s the difference? Cool story, bro. Later, a search of the website menu had the following listed next to each of my purchased strains: “No description available. If you have any info on this strain, drop us some knowledge.” (At $18 a gram, how about you drop some strain knowledge on me.) I then visited Tetra 9 Lounge and Garden, one of Denver’s two social consumption spaces. A $20 entry fee got me inside a spacious space, perhaps a former garage, with scattered couches, tables and chairs, opening out onto a ramshackle backyard with seating and a sizeable deck. The sweet house “lounge dog” wandered over to check me out, then promptly passed out by my feet. A selection of vapes and other consumption gear, along with cold beverages, were available at no cost, and great artwork lined the walls, about and by people of color. The staff were friendly, and they host a full event schedule most evenings. Highly recommended. But the bud? The prepackaged grams consisted of several very small “B” buds, with disappointing terpenes and effects. I tried three other strains while there, and concluded that for this trip, Oregon’s flower game came out on top.

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Pearl’s Puzzle

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Fill in every row, column, and 3x3 box with each of the letters exactly once.



The highlighted letters read left to right and top to bottom will complete the quote:

“Nothing like a few restful weeks contemplating the decline of civilization to restore the humors. What I did on my summer vacation was listen to a lot of people talk about the decline of practically everything - you could call it the ______ of ______y class. — Molly Ivins


ACROSS 1. ___ Vecchio (Firenze bridge) 6. Iraq city on the Tigris 11. Quick shut eye 14. Get a goal 15. Westernmost of the Lesser Antilles 16. “Out of the Blue” rock group 17. Feminist/activist hashtag starting in 2014 19. Grp. that gives people a puncher’s chance 20. Contract part 21. “The Voyage of the Dawn ___” (C.S. Lewis book) 23. Ian of “Time Bandits” 24. Winnings 27. Hand sanitizer target 28. The turf of surf and turf 30. Grammy-winning band for the song “Wax Simulacra” 33. Maybe yes, maybe no 35. When doubled, Robert Kennedy’s assassin 36. Disneyland attraction 40. Fire starters 41. Res ___ loquitur 42. “Mad Men” star Hendricks 44. Western wolves 49. Speedway rival 50. Army ranks: Abbr. 52. Mistreat 53. Barcelona’s coach Valverde 56. Spain’s peninsula 58. Louis XV, e.g. 59. Band with the power ballad “Sister Christian” 62. Nothin’ at all 63. Spoken 64. Will ___ (special agent in Karin Slaughter stories) 65. Takes too much 66. Lav sign 67. Networks: Abbr.

DOWN 1. Pumps (up) 2. Forest feline 3. Drawer-opening button 4. Emotional shock 5. Some hydroelectricity sources? 6. Big trap 7. Cortes’s gold 8. South Carolina fort 9. Company that provides the Jump electric scooters and bikes 10. Turkeys can be found here 11. Home to the India Gate and the Lotus Temple 12. Big Oilers fan, likely 13. Pauper 18. Chair umpire’s call 22. Ancient marketplace 25. Radio letters 26. Sending to the canvas 29. Fun, so to speak 31. W-2 IDs 32. Crucial 34. Wild party 36. Earth is an oblate one 37. Winter root vegetables 38. Take a stand? 39. “___ the crack of dawn” 40. Fast-paced musical piece 43. Figure with equal angles 45. Twisted author 46. Canal boats 47. Point in the right direction 48. Street knowledge 51. Man with a title 54. Challenge 55. Kitchen wall material 57. Completely mad 60. Lean-to 61. Jets sometimes make them: Abbr.

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