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INSIDE THIS ISSUE: 4 - Opinion 5 - Mailbox 6 - News Busted on Thanksgiving?! – Oregonians were told to keep their gatherings small for Turkey Day, and cops had the OK to issue tickets for big gatherings. Did they? 8 - Feature A Dose of Comfort in 2020 – The first of two-part annual Gift Guide is here! In a year in which most people could use a little comfort, we’re delivering it in the way of these awesome gift ideas from local retailers. 13 - Source Picks 14 - Sound 15 - Calendar 19 - Culture Post-Election Healing – An upcoming Love Your Neighbor panel looks beyond the chaos of the election season, and into a future of solidarity for local people of color. 21 - Chow What’s Indoor Dining? What’s Outdoor? – With more changes ahead for many Oregon restaurants, we wanted to know, does that tent outside constitute indoor dining, or outdoor? 23 - Screen 25 - Outside 27 - Real Estate 28 - Advice 29 - Astrology 30 - Craft 31 - Puzzles

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This past week, as my family and I sat down for our Thanksgiving dinner, the biggest topic of conversation, no matter what side of the political aisle people stood on, was whether people in the state would elect to call the cops on neighbors who appeared to be violating the edict to keep groups to six people or fewer. Some were appalled that they could be cited for such a thing. Some were just tired of it all. In the end, it appears that the fears of neighbors turning against neighbors in droves was not the reality. You can read about what happened in the local area in this week’s News section. Meanwhile, there’s a rule in my house (while not having the serious implications that larger gatherings could have in relation to COVID-19) that I try to enforce with as much vigor: No Christmas music until after turkey day. I assure you, that was one rule around which people were definitely out of compliance. Unauthorized gatherings of “Silent Night” and “O Christmas Tree” were met with copious warning signs and fervent educating of the offending parties—but no fines were issued. But now that it’s officially “holiday season,” we hope you enjoy Part One of our two-part Gift Guide; this one, focused on the wonderful notion of Comfort— something we’re all looking for this year.


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proposal circulating in the Oregon legislature is intended to support renters who continue to struggle with paying rent during the ongoing COVID-19 shutdowns, while also offering some financial relief to landlords— some of whom have not seen payments from tenants for the better part of a year. According to data provided by Portland State University, roughly 34.8% of Oregonians owed unpaid rent as of September—a staggering statistic to accompany a staggering global crisis. Under the Rental Housing Stabilization Proposal, dubbed Legislative Concept 18, a fund would be established to compensate landlords for up to 80% of the back rent they are owed. (As a consequence, they’d have to forego the other 20%.) Tenants, meanwhile, would need to submit a sworn affidavit saying they’re experiencing financial hardship due to the pandemic in order to qualify for the ongoing relief. Currently, tenants in Oregon do not have to offer any proof that they’ve been financially impacted in order to forego paying rent. The topic should be addressed in an upcoming legislative session, before this growing crisis around housing becomes a catastrophe. Ironically, Gov. Kate Brown will need to declare a “catastrophic disaster” in the state before she can convene yet another emergency session of the legislature to deal with this issue. Time is of the essence, since the current eviction moratorium expires Dec. 31. Whether you’re a tenant, a landlord or a person who owns their own home, the issue of unpaid rents is a problem of which we are just beginning to see the effects. A bill like this, which accounts for renters as well as landlords, is needed. Tenants, landlords and the associations that represent them should see it as necessary. With the current “freeze” staying in place in Deschutes and 20 other counties in the state for the time being, unemployment is going to rise; tenants will continue to struggle to pay rent and landlords will have to keep riding out the challenges of paying a mortgage without the revenue for it. While some homeowners are out-of-state investors, others are middle-class people who bought a second

home or an apartment complex to secure their retirement—financial security that during the pandemic is evaporating. Banks, throughout this crisis, have offered some mortgage relief for landlords, but eventually those forbearances offered by banks are going to come due—and not at the end of the life of the loan. It’s not yet clear whether the renters who have obtained some temporary relief from paying rent will be able to pay back those monies in the time allotted them, and if they can’t, expect the housing crisis that Oregon has seen over the past several years to only get worse. Relief needs to continue, not expire, in the midst of what are proving to be the toughest months of this pandemic. Renters have seen some of their concerns around skyrocketing rents and unfair evictions addressed over the past year or so, by way of new rent control measures passed by the Oregon legislature. Renters have been buoyed by a sense of security in a state with an increasingly insecure housing landscape. In our ongoing housing crisis, supporting renters with a little more housing security is a strong move. Now, however, it’s also important to recognize that in this deepening financial crisis not all burdens experienced in this pandemic can be placed at the doorsteps of landlords without risking foreclosures. As a state we do not need to look back very far into our history to see the ravages the Great Recession’s housing mismanagement caused. If we want to mitigate future disasters, Oregon needs to shore up both renters and landlords as we work through this unprecedented time. It is time now for Gov. Brown to declare the catastrophic disaster that would allow the legislature to convene before the eviction moratorium expires—or we risk seeing families evicted and houses begin reverting to bank ownership just as winter begins. Brown said in a press conference Dec. 1 that the federal government needs to act to offer federal relief—but with months of inaction, we are not holding our breaths that Congress will act in time. Should a declaration from Brown be forthcoming, we hope to see this proposal move from concept to passage in the legislaure—or risk seeing a wider economic fallout from the pandemic.

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HOW MUCH SHOULD VACCINES COST? We’ve heard a lot of good news about coronavirus vaccines lately. From Moderna vaccine to the Pfizer vaccine to the Oxford vaccine, science is working, and help is on the way. Since the start of the race for a COVID-19 vaccine, the U.S. government has funneled more than   $10 billion in taxpayer dollars to pharmaceutical companies for a vaccine. The Moderna vaccine was 100% taxpayer funded; Moderna spent zero of its own dollars on it. Of the $2.5 billion it received, $1 billion initially funded the research and development and $1.5 billion was granted to secure doses in advance, with no guarantee that vaccines will be affordable. Typically, taxpayers pay for about 80% of drug research. Almost every new drug begins with NIH-funded labs. The three main funding sources for pharmaceutical research are: National Institute for Health (NIH), University labs (often funded by taxpayers), and non-profit organizations like the Gates Foundation.

That impetus Is that what it takes to keep our disenfranchised friends safe? Stacey, Tara, Morgan, Jody, Colleen and Gwen. This is their responsibility Since why, how and when? A small group of dedicated humans. Burnout is real. They have shoulders it is true. But you, this is where you come in... Help is given through clothes, food, volunteer hours and funds

RE: PUSH TO EXTEND EVICTION MORATORIUM, NEWS, 11/26 Funny how there is no mention of interest-free property tax deferral for landlords. The state gets theirs, while landlords no longer have legal authority to collect rent, of which around 75% goes to pay for property taxes, property maintenance and management. If the 9+ months of rent moratorium does not constitute unlawful government seizure of property (rental income = property) under the 4th Amendment of the U.S. constitution, I don’t know what ever would. —Stephen Demergasso, via bendsource.com

my child to school I can’t work. Please pass this law and let my landlord get paid. It’s not their fault either. Thanks Gov. Brown. —Matthew Blank, A scared father who loves his daughter, via bendsource.com

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Often the private drug firms enter the picture only after the public has paid for the development and clinical trials of new treatments. No corporation owns the vaccines, yet. We need governments and multilateral organizations working together to direct as many companies and institutions as possible to produce and distribute the vaccines. Every one of the vaccines are the people’s vaccine, funded with tax dollars. The coronavirus vaccines should be free for all Americans, regardless of their ability to pay. —Jan Phillips


Local Cops Say They Received Just One Complaint about COVID Guidelines Adherence Over Thanksgiving Weekend WWW.BENDSOURCE.COM / DECEMBER 3, 2020 / BEND’S INDEPENDENT VOICE


City of Bend officials continue to favor voluntary compliance, but also deploy plainclothes Code Enforcement officers to businesses By Ashley Moreno


arly concern about neighbors reporting on neighbors for violating COVID-19 restrictions over Thanksgiving and into the holiday season may fizzle out, following a quiet weekend. According to Lt. Juli-Ann McConkey, public information officer for the City of Bend Police Department, police received just one complaint about COVID-related compliance over the Thanksgiving weekend, and they did not issue a citation. Likewise, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office had received no complaints about Thanksgiving gatherings as of Nov. 27. Ahead of the national holiday, state health officials had advised that no more than six people or two households gather together, to help reduce the spread of coronavirus. Central Oregonians have thus far not engaged in copious reporting on homes or businesses violating mask and social distancing orders. From March 20 through Nov. 30, Bend PD reported receiving 209 complaints, with none resulting in a citation or fine. (Police did help city Code Enforcement officers issue one citation that resulted in a $100 fine.) Generally, the Police Department enforces masking guidelines regarding individuals and responds to calls to the non-emergency line with concerns that customers are not wearing masks

at businesses. Other business-related complaints are handled by City of Bend Code Enforcement. “When we receive a call for service regarding someone not wearing a mask in a business, we respond to the call, try and locate the individual, educate the individual, and offer a mask to them,” said McConkey in an email interview. “If the individual refuses to wear the mask, then they will be asked to leave the business.” Following a special meeting back in July, the Bend City Council established a potential $100 fine for the first violation, a $250 fine for the second and a $500 fine for any subsequent violation of the Oregon Health Authority’s statewide Mask, Face Shield and Face Covering Guidance. The City Council recently updated its masking requirements at a Nov. 18 meeting, expanding enforcement efforts and establishing a new fine of up to $750 on businesses and organizations. Potential fines and general enforcement for individuals will remain the same. Enforcing the new changes will fall on Code Enforcement, which handles most enforcement regarding maskless customers or employees at businesses. So far, enforcement has been complaint-driven. During the Nov. 18 City

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Council meeting, James Goff, Code Enforcement manager, explained how it will change. “Complaints are filed by call-in to our COVID hotline with notice of violation letters provided to businesses in question, along with links to all of our current COVID guidelines,” Goff said. “Stay Open Bend!” sign on the corner of NW Franklin Avenue and “We obviously are doing NW Wall Street in downtown Bend that because the thing that we’re trying to establish is volun- from the City Council, Goff says they tary compliance. Businesses receiving will continue to focus on voluntary commore than one complaint are inspected pliance. This mirrors the Police Departat least three times to determine wheth- ment’s direction as well. “Bend Police would like to remind er or not a violation exists. If a violation is observed, a citation is then issued to our community members to wear their that particular business.” masks,” said Lt. McConkey, “and we will Code Enforcement will now move continue to gain compliance through past complaint-based enforcement, con- education.” ducting “random plainclothes inspecTo cover the increased costs for Code tions of businesses or business types Enforcement, City Council discussed that have been recognized to be prob- using $15,000 of the remaining $50,000 lematic,” Goff said. “Based on those in CARES Act funds that it must use by observations, notice of violation letters the end of the calendar year. It’s lookwould continue to be issued to first-time ing to allocate another $10,000 of that offenders with citations being issued if to COVID-19 communication efforts, they’re going into a business that has and $15,000 in economic hardship aid to previously been warned.” Unless Code members of the community most affectEnforcement receives updated guidance ed by the recent two-week freeze. 

Limited Outdoor Dining Allowed Under Updated COVID-19 Framework 25 Oregon counties—including Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson—face extended closures under Gov. Brown’s latest update By Nicole Vulcan


entral Oregon’s Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook counties are in the “extreme” risk category in Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s new health and safety framework—meaning that for Central Oregon and much of the state, the lockdown that began as a Two-Week Freeze could very well stay in place longer than expected. State health officials took a look at case numbers Nov. 30 to determine risk categories following the freeze, scheduled to end Dec. 2. The Governor and state health officials imposed the freeze Nov. 18, which shut down in-person dining and shuttered gyms, among other restrictions, in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon. Positive COVID-19 cases in the state spiked throughout the month of November. Under the new framework, counties can fall into one of four risk categories: lower, moderate, high and extreme risk. Twenty-five of Oregon’s 36 counties fell

into the extreme category as of Dec. 1— meaning they won’t be reopening on the Dec. 2 target date set at the outset of the Two-Week Freeze, Brown said. “Counties that are facing extreme risk of virus spread will need to continue with strict health and safety measures, similar to the Two-Week Freeze,” said Governor Brown in a Dec. 1 statement. Counties remaining in the “extreme risk” category will be subject to ongoing restrictions, which are eased slightly from the restrictions under the initial freeze, but still keep many businesses closed: -Social and at-home gatherings with people outside one’s household will be limited to a maximum of six people, with a recommended limit of two households. -Restaurants, bars, and other eating and drinking establishments will be limited to a maximum of 50 people

for outdoor dining only, with only six people per table. Takeout is strongly encouraged. -Indoor recreation, fitness and entertainment establishments, including gyms, will remain closed; however, outdoor recreation, fitness, and entertainment activities, including outdoor gym activities, will be allowed, with a maximum limit of 50 people outdoors. -Retail stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, and indoor and outdoor shopping centers and malls will be limited to a maximum of 50% of capacity, with curbside pick-up encouraged. -Faith institutions, funeral homes, mortuaries and cemeteries will be limited to a maximum of 25% of capacity or 100 people indoors (whichever is smaller), or 150 people outdoors. -Office workplaces will be required to utilize remote work to the maximum extent possible, with public-facing offices closed to the public.

-Personal services businesses will be allowed to continue to operate with health and safety measures in place. -Long-term care facilities can allow limited outdoor visitation, following established health and safety protocols. Patrick Allen, Director of the Oregon Health Authority, said Nov. 25 that Oregon is expecting to begin vaccinating people against COVID-19 as early as the end of December, starting with health care workers who work closely with people with the virus. The first round of doses is expected to vaccinate 30,000 people—though with some 300,000 health care workers in the state and a federal plan for distribution still in the works, it’s not yet clear how quickly the general public may see vaccines available, Allen said. -A version of this story was published Nov. 25 at bendsource.com and has since been updated to reflect new numbers. Ashley Moreno contributed to this report. 


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La ciudad refuerza la imposición de las condiciones de uso del cubre bocas en los comercios Escrito por Ashley Moreno, Traducido por Jéssica Sánchez-Millar Ashley Moreno

La teniente Juli-Ann McConkey, Oficial de Información Pública del Departamento de Policía de la ciudad de Bend, indicó que usualmente el código de cumplimiento (Code Enforcement) responde a las quejas sobre los clientes o empleados que no traen puesto el cubrebocas estando en los comercios. El Departamento de Policía de Bend se encarga de las quejas relacionadas con el uso de cubrebocas en relación a personas, en donde los comercios llaman al número telefónico para casos que no sean de emergencia exponiendo así asuntos donde los clientes no están usan su cubrebocas. “Cuando recibimos una llamada relacionada con alguien que no trae puesto el cubrebocas en un establecimiento comercial, respondemos al llamado, tratamos de localizar a la persona, lo educamos y le ofrecemos un cubrebocas. Si la persona se rehusa a usar el tapabocas, se le pedirá salir del establecimiento”, esto comento por correo electrónico la teniente McConkey. Del 20 de marzo al 30 de noviembre, el Departamento de Policía recibió 209 quejas. El fin de

semana de acción de gracias recibieron una queja y no se emitió un citatorio. De acuerdo con la teniente McConkey, hasta la fecha, el Departamento de Policía no ha emitido un citatorio, pero atendió el Código de Cumplimiento con una emisión que resulto en una multa de $100. El aumento de refuerzo de cumplimiento de la ciudad se enfocará en los establecimientos comerciales, que generalmente dependerán de la aplicación del Código de Cumplimiento. Durante la junta del Consejo Municipal del 18 de noviembre, James Goff, gerente de Aplicación del Código, explico como funciona actualmente la aplicación y como cambiará. Goff dijo que “Las quejas se presentan llamando a la línea directa de COVID con avisos de infracción proporcionados a los comercios en cuestión, junto con enlaces a todas las guías actuales relacionadas con COVID. Obviamente estamos haciendo esto porque lo que estamos tratando de establecer el cumplimiento voluntario. Los comercios que reciben más de una queja

son inspeccionados por lo menos tres veces para determinar si hay o no un incumplimiento. Si lo hay, se emite un citatorio específico para ese establecimiento comercial.” El Código de Cumplimiento dejará atrás la denuncia basada en las quejas, realizando así, dijo Goff, “inspecciones al azar de comercios reconocidos como problemáticos. Basados en esas observaciones, se seguirán emitiendo avisos de incumplimiento a los infractores que cometen la falta por primera y citatorios serán emitidos si entran a un establecimiento comercial que ya haya sido advertido”  

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ras una reunión especial el mes de Julio, el Consejo Municipal de la ciudad de Bend estableció multas civiles por violar la guía estatal emitida por Oregon Health Authority (las Autoridades de Salud de Oregon) sobre el uso del cubre bocas, la cubierta protectora facial. Por lucir un rostro sin cubrebocas en un área pública o en un comercio, podría ser (y sigue seguir siendo) multado por $100 ante el primer incumplimiento, $250 por el segundo y $500 por cualquier incumplimiento subsecuente. El consejo requirió de una queja basada en la denuncia, con algunas medidas enfocadas en lugares claves conocidos en donde se pensaba que el riesgo de transmisión fuera más alto. En la junta del Consejo Municipal del día 18 de noviembre, actualizarón esta política expandiendo así los esfuerzos de cumplimiento y el estableciendo una nueva multa de hasta $750 a comercios y organizaciones. Las posibles multas y el cumplimiento general en las personas seguirán siendo los mismos.

It’s been a year. The past 12 months have included divisive politics, devastating wildfires and a ruthless virus that has exposed breathtaking societal inequalities as it has cut lives short. Yet difficulties have a way of making our priorities clear. Families have grown closer (perhaps closer than we’d have liked!), we’ve found a renewed sense of civic duty and, at our best moments, discovered gratitude in the simple things. Thus this year’s local gift guide reflects our wish for you and your family, dear reader. May your holiday season be filled with comfort and joy.



Items compiled by Katie Prince

For Him Sumatra-Aged Whole Bean Coffee from Bohemian Roastery, $16/lb. bohemianroastery.com

Chaco Men’s Revel Slippers from Bend Shoe Co., $70 836 NW Wall St., Bend bendshoeco.com

12-Oz. Three Sisters Coffee Mug from Handmade Bend, $28 handmadebend.com

Beard oil from Revolvr, $20 945 NW Wall St., Bend revolvrmens.com

Matches from General Store 1326, $15

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Mellow Mint CBD Tea from Strictly CBD Bend, $16 1052 NE 3rd St., Bend strictlycbdbend.com

Car Detailing from Red Carpet Car Wash, starts at $134.95

1144 NE 3rd St.; 235 SE 3rd St.; 2690 NE Twin Knolls Dr., Bend bendredcarpetcarwash.com

Sweatpants from Revolvr, $72 945 NW Wall St., Bend revolvrmens.com

Home Chef Services from The Pure Ingredients, $50 plus groceries thepureingredients.com

For Her

Brixton-Heist beanie from Vanilla Urban Threads, $20

Car humidifier-diffuser w/ USB charger from Simply Pure Essentials, $21 simplypureessentialsbend.com

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Osea Body Oil from Wren & Wild, $49

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Yoga Mat from Princess Athletic, $82 945 NW Wall St., Bend runningprincess.com

Grow Your Own Basil Kit from General Store 1326, $15

Bend Wildflower Honey from Broadus Bees, $12

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Apple Cinnamon Infused Vodka from Wild Roots, $24.99 wildrootsspirits.com

Natural Cork Massage Ball Trio from Mukha Yoga, $28 1135 NW Galveston Ave., Bend mukhayoga.com

Bamboo Bergamot Natural Bath Bomb from Oregon Body & Bath, $8 1019 NW Wall St., Bend oregonbodyandbath.com

Individual Tutoring Sessions from Samra Learning Center start at $45 an hour Tutoring service for distance learning samaralearningcenter.org 230 NE 9th St, Bend

Bear Pajama Set from Hopscotch Kids, $45

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Candle Making Kit from DIY Cave, $20

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Wreck This Journal from Dudley’s Bookshop Café, $14.72 135 NW Minnesota Ave., Bend dudleysbookshopcafe.com

Double-Layer Jersey Organic Cotton Face Mask from Hopscotch Kids, $19.50 1303 NW Galveston Ave., Bend hopscotchkids.com

Good Vibes Coloring Book from Dudley’s Bookshop Café, $9.19 135 NW Minnesota Ave., Bend dudleysbookshopcafe.com

Charlie Harper Tree of Life 500-Piece Puzzle from Modern Games, $19.95

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Plant Subscription from Somewhere That’s Green, Starts at $10/month

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Plush Bear from Leapin’ Lizards, prices vary

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Obedience Classes for Your Pandemic Puppy (or Other Dogs!) from Dancin’ Woofs, starts at $105

Petmate Dig & Burrow Lounger Bed from Bend Pet Express, $46

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Kitty Harness from Bend Pet Express, $32

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Mexican Blanket from General Store 1326, $25

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Join River’s Place all month long in supporting our local community! Follow along on their “reverse advent calendar” and bring in the suggested nonperishable item for each day. When you donate receive $1 off your beverage! Thu., Dec. 3- Wed., Dec. 23. River’s Place, 787 NE Purcell Blvd., Bend.





A holiday drive thru event with something for everyone. Enjoy the seasonal décor while dropping off letters to Santa, feeding treats to the horses and listening to holiday tunes. Dress up your vehicle for the chance to win the festive car decoration competition! Sat., Dec. 5, 2-4pm. Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center, 60575 Billadeau Rd., Bend. Free.


Tower Theatre is still planning on hosting four holiday movies throughout the first weekend in December. COVID precautions are in place so that you can still enjoy these seasonal offerings. “Dr. Suess’ The Grinch,” “Elf,” “The Polar Express” and “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” are all showing this weekend! Fri., Dec. 4-Sun., Dec. 6. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. $20.

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This educational event takes a look at this history of the Oregon glaciers and the efforts to save them. How have the icy landscapes changed over the years and what can still be done to preserve them? Wed., Dec. 2, 6pm. oregonwild.org/events/webcast-oregons-vanishing-glaciers. Free.

A take-out version of the popular noodle pop up shop. Chef Ben and Britta are taking over the Tin Pig food cart for one night of noodle fun. Offering handmade noodles featured in tasty dishes. Mon., Dec. 5, 5pm. The Tin Pig, 536 NW Colorado Ave., Bend. $8-$15.





The annual festive event is still on, weather and pandemic precautions permitting. Search the forests for your favorite tree to bring home and decorate. Registration is required, so sign up for your time slot and grab your tree this weekend! Sat., Dec. 5, 10am-1pm. Metolius Preserve, 1216 Rd., Camp Sherman. Free. Submitted


Sunriver Nature Center takes a look into the first few months of an owl’s life. This family friendly and virtual event will include education and a live appearance from Luna the Eurasian-eagle owl, who spends her days at the Nature Center. Thu., Dec. 3, 6-7pm. snco. org/event/virtual-program-growing-up-owl. $5.



A livestreaming holiday music event! Aaron Meyer brings a powerful stage presence sure to delight as he brings his violin alive with a rock twist. Sat., Dec. 5, 7-8:30pm. sunrivermusic.org. $10-$20.





The Klamath River and its surrounding natural areas are vital to the Karuk Tribe. Climate change has brought intense changes to the areas. Join experts as they discuss how the Karuk’s ecological knowledge can combine with Western science to preserve the future of this land. Mon., Dec. 7, 6-7pm. highdesertmuseum.org/events/natural-history-pub-dec. Free.

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Join in and learn the history of the seasonal and magical train displays at the Downtown Bend Library. Michael Lavrich became known as “Train Man” as he shared his love for the Holidays and trains with the community. Wed., Dec. 2, 6-7pm. deschuteslibrary. org/calendar/event/60982. Free.







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uesday marked the start of the inaugural Sisters Folk Festival Winter JAM Fundraiser. The idea first came when the organization was unable to hold its traditional instrument raffle during its usually scheduled multi-day Folk Festival. This year, fundraising for the nonprofit is particularly important following a slew of show cancellations and postponements due to COVID-19 and the Oregon wildfires. Having had to move their My Own Two Hands art auction to an online format earlier this year, the Winter JAM ended up a perfect combination of all of SFF’s usual fundraising efforts. The JAM includes an online treasure chest of items to bid on auction-style— including one-of-a-kind instruments, a getaway to Mexico, a night out in Sisters and plenty of other exciting packages. Probably the coolest items, at least in this music lover’s opinion, are personal concerts (both virtual and in-house) from various SFF alums like Thunderstorm Artis, Judith Hill and more. “We decided to combine the auction and raffle with our end-of-the-year giving campaign and kick it off on Giving Tuesday, so it really does bring a lot of elements together into one big fundraiser,” said Executive Director Crista Munro. “We know so many organizations are hurting this year because of the pandemic, and we hope that people will remember their favorite performing arts organizations during this time of great uncertainty. Even though there are vaccines on the horizon, we are still a long ways from getting back to a ‘normal’ way of life that includes mass gatherings.” SFF will host a free live-streamed event on Friday night through its website to properly celebrate the week-long

effort of fundraising. This will include a look into the organization and ahead to their plans for next year, along with performances from other awesome SFF alums. The list includes Le Vent Du Nord, John Craigie, Thunderstorm Artis, Judith Hill, Beth Wood, AJ Lee & Blue Summit, Martyn Joseph, Kristen Grainger & True North Band, The Parnells and Jenner Fox. Not only is this a great lineup, but the cause and SFF sit close to the hearts of these musicians as well. “We are honored to be a part of Sisters Folk Festival. It has become one of the iconic music festivals in the west, celebrating this undefinable, un-corralable music that resonates with people of all ages, backgrounds and identities,” said Kristen Grainger of the True North Band. “The festival not only entertains, it builds community and connects us with each other in ways that remind us that life is good. Everyone really needs that reminder right now.” Other than these sweet performances, Munro says this is a great way to get to know SFF more than one already might. “Friday’s live stream is going to be such an amazing program. Of course it will be chock-full of fantastic performances, but there are also interviews with staff and our outgoing board chair, Sue Boettner, and a virtual tour of our facilities,” Munro added. “Our hope is that we can bring some light and joy into peoples’ homes during this very different holiday season.” If you haven’t yet, there’s still plenty of time to support SFF this week, as the fundraiser runs through Saturday, December 5 at 6pm. Head to sistersfolkfestival.org for more info. 




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You asked, we listened - Bingo is back! First come first serve, five rounds free with purchase of beverage. Free.

freeze permitting this show is on! Hey you cool cats and kittens! Come join us Wednesday nights at 7pm to test your trivial wit. As always, be prepared for our infamous physical challenge. Meow. 7-9pm. Free.


3 Thursday Bridge 99 Brewery Thursday Trivia at

Bridge 99 An outdoor show, weather permitting, so dress appropriately! Bridge 99 pint specials and great food truck grub. Free to play, win prizes. 6-8:30pm. Free.

Silver Moon Brewing Trivia on the Moon

Trivia on the Moon is back once again at Silver Moon Brewing! We are excited to welcome back our hosts and guests for exciting categories, great prizes, and good times. Trivia will be held on our socially distanced patio. 7-9pm. No cover.

4 Thursday Sisters Folk Festival ONLINE Winter JAM

Fundraiser! Don’t miss our live stream celebration featuring performances from Judith Hill, Thunderstorm Artis, AJ Lee & Blue Summit, John Craigie, Kristen Grainger & True North, Jenner Fox and more! A collection of fun-filled packages to brighten your winter while providing critical mission support to Sisters Folk Festival! Auction runs from Dec. 1-5. Celebration starts Fri., Dec. 4 at 6pm. Free.

Cascade School of Music’s The Gift of Music Virtual Fundraiser Support CSM’s

vital “Give a Child the Gift of Music Tuition Assistance Program.” Featuring CSM’s Award Winning Students and Faculty. Register to attend at cascadeschoolofmusic.org and enter to win a new Epiphone Les Paul 50s Standard Guitar in Metallic Gold! Dec. 6, 7-8:30pm. Contact: 541-382-6866. info@cascadeschoolofmusic.org. Free.

The Ultimate Oldies Show A locally-produced, syndicated, weekly, thematic two-hour radio show highlighting the music, artists, producers, musicians and cultural touchstones of the late 1940s through the late 1960s. Fridays, 6-8pm. KPOV, 501 NW Bond St., Bend. Contact: mikeficher@gmail.com. Free.

DANCE Ciao 2020! Livestream Event Join your

Jazzercise Bend Fitness Center community a livestream dance party featuring classes with your fave FitPros, a virtual trip to Italy, a downloadable party playbook and so much more! Get your tickets at jazzercise.com/SayCiao and support local when you enter code 14530! Dec. 5, 10am-6pm.


5 Saturday Great Hall, Sunriver Resort

Sunriver Music Festival presents concert rock violinist Aaron Meyer A livestream experience. Aaron Meyer has captivated audiences worldwide with electrifying stage presence and awe-inspiring virtuosity. sunrivermusic.org 4-5:30 & 7-8:30pm. $20-$65.

Niblick and Greenes at Eagle Crest

Autumn/Winter Live Music Series at Niblick & Greene’s The best variety and talent in the area is coming to the iconic stage at Brassie’s Bar here at Niblick’s! There is limited seating available with the required curbed capacity. These shows will be special and intimate. 6-9pm. No cover.

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Scheme Big – Steal Christmas! The Grinch and his loyal dog Max live a solitary existence inside a cave on Mount Crumpet. The green grump hatches a scheme to pose as Santa Claus, steal Christmas and silence the Whos’ holiday cheer once and for all. This merrily animated update narrated by musician Pharrell Williams is solidly suitable for younger viewers. Dec. 5, 3pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. $20. Elf This holiday, discover your inner elf. Buddy is accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father, Walter Hobbs. Dec. 5, 7pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. $20. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation As Clark’s ideal Christmas unravels,

6 Sunday River’s Place Trivia Brunch Edition! Yummy

new brunch options from the food trucks and of course mimosas from the tap house. Due to state mandate, seating is strictly outside. Come early and grab a seat at one of our many heated and fire pit tables. 11:30am-1:30pm.

Silver Moon Brewing The Return of Not

Cho’ Grandma’s Bingo: Presented by Choose Joy Not Cho’ Grandma’s Bingo is back at Silver Moon Brewing! We are so pleased to have Choose Joy as our non-profit partner and host of this wonderful event! Bloody Marys, mimosas, breakfast and cash prizes to winners! 10am-1pm. $1.

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can he keep it together and recognize the true meaning of Christmas? Sure – if you don’t mind SWAT teams and a radioactive Santa joining the celebration. Dec. 4, 7pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. $20.

The Polar Express One doubting Hero Boy, is invited to join other pajama-clad children on a magical ride to the North Pole. He embarks on a journey of self-discovery, receiving an extraordinary gift only those who still believe in Santa can experience. Dec. 6, 3pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. $20. Free Movie Screening: The Biggest Little Farm Follow the successes and failures

of a sustainable farm. Over the years, the desolate farmland they purchase begins to thrive and its transformed. Free virtual screening hosted by local farm Seed to Table! Online, seedtotableoregon.org/two-weeks-of-seed-to-table. Wed., Dec. 2 6:30-8pm. Free.

Embrace the beauty of Central Oregon with stunning photos and tips from a local lanscape photographer. Join the virtual experience this Thu., Dec. 10, 6:30-8pm.

ARTS & CRAFTS 2020 NCOB Artisan Showcase Artisans have been hard at work all year creating unique items and are now ready for your shopping pleasure. Jewelry, artwork, food products, décor and more! newcomersclubofbend.org Nov. 16-Dec. 20, Midnight-11:59pm. Contact: ncob.president@gmail.com. Varies. Call to Artists Looking for fine art and crafts,

3D art, 2D oil watercolor, encaustic and woodwork. We are a coop gallery of 30 local artists, and we’ve been around for 10 years! Through Dec. 9. Artists’ Gallery Sunriver, 57100 Beaver Dr. Suite 19, Sunriver. Contact: 541-593-4382. info@ artistsgallerysunriver.com.

Call to Artists The award winning Red Chair Gallery is looking for an artist who makes wearable art or accessories in fiber or leather. Through Jan. 31. Red Chair Gallery, 103 NW Oregon Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-410-6813. thewayweart229@gmail.com. Central Oregon Locavore Holiday Gift Faire The Locavore Holiday Gift Faire is one of

the best ways to find perfectly unique gifts for your special people made right here in Central Oregon. Your contribution will support a vibrant, local arts scene. Open for ordering on Nov. 23rd and closes on Dec. 8th. Contactless pickup will be at the Agricultural Connections warehouse on December 12th from 9am – 4pm. Contact: 541-633-7388. info@centraloregonlocavore.org.

Cascadia Wildlands 18th Annual Auction You are invited to join Cascadia

Wildlands, our premier sponsor Mountain Rose Herbs, and other community supporters for an online-only event celebrating all that is wild and wonderful in Cascadia. Sat., Dec. 5, 5-9pm. Contact: 541-434-1463. cascwild.org.

A Christmas Carol Countless adaptions have been made of this timeless story and we are proud to present this family-friendly holiday favorite with a new twist. Sundays, 2-4pm and Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30-9:30pm. Through Dec. 19. Cascades Theatrical Company, 148 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-389-0803. ctcinfo@cascadestheatrical.org. Adult- $27 Senior/Student- $23. DIY-Lathe Turning Basics Full descrip-

St. Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-388-2283. info@diycave.com. $79.

DIY-Woodworking Handmade Wooden Spoon Full description at DIYcave.com

Mon, Dec. 7, 5:30-8pm. DIY Cave, 444 SE Ninth St. Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-388-2283. info@diycave.com. $69.

PRESENTATIONS & EXHIBITS 29th Annual Hospice Christmas Auction The beloved community event will continue

to feature a live auction of beautiful handmade quilts and elaborately decorated trees, plus a silent auction and raffles. Online registration is encouraged prior to the event, and all registrants will be automatically entered into drawings for prizes. Dec. 5, 6:30pm.

Growing Up Owl Join Sunriver Nature Center for a look at the first six months of an owl’s life. This family-friendly virtual program will include photos, stories, and a live appearance by Luna the Eurasian-eagle Owl. Dec. 3, 6-7pm. Contact: 541-593-4442. programs@snco.org. $5. High Desert Museum Virtual Natural History Pub: Climate Change Adaptation Join us to hear

from Ron Reed and Dr. Kari Marie Norgaard about collaborative work to develop a climate change adaptation plan, and why it is important. Dec. 7, 6-7pm. Contact: 541-382-4754. bburda@highdesertmuseum.org. Free.

Know Feliz - Train Man The beloved tradition of the Train Man at the Library continues - virtually. Dec. 2, 6-7pm. Contact: 541-312-1032. lizg@deschuteslibrary.org. Free. Oregon’s Vanishing Glaciers The recently founded Oregon Glaciers Institute (OGI) is monitoring changes in Oregon’s endangered glaciers with the goal of projecting their viability. In this presentation, we will look at the implications of these findings and why such changes are occurring, with a final note on how one can help in preserving Oregon’s vanishing glaciers. Dec. 2, 6pm. Free.

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AVID Cider Co. Taproom AVID Bingo Night!


CALENDAR Photographic Storytelling of Central Oregon Landscapes Between the high des-



ert, soaring mountains, alpine lakes, and flowing rivers, Central Oregon provides ample stunning wilderness and inspiration for photographers. Join Bend-based professional photographer, Christian Murillo for a photographic journey of Central Oregon. Dec. 4, 6:30-7:30pm. Contact: 541-593-4394. programs@snco.org. $5.

A Year in Oregon’s High Desert This show features 24 stunning images from public lands in Eastern Oregon, including both grand landscapes and close-ups of the plants and wildlife that give Oregon’s sagebrush steppe its pulse. The exhibition also captures some beautiful, ephemeral moments from the high desert, such as an encounter with the threatened Greater Sage-Grouse during its elaborate mating ritual for which it is best known. Nov. 16-Jan. 8, 5:30pm. Free.

WORDS Classics Book Club We will discuss Things

Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. Please visit roundaboutbookshop.com for Zoom link. Dec. 9, 6-7pm. Contact: 541-306-6564. sara@roundaboutbookshop.com. Free.

Current Fiction Book Club We will discuss Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones. Please visit roundaboutbookshop.com for Zoom info. Dec. 2, 6-7pm. Contact: 541-306-6564. sara@roundaboutbookshop.com. Free.

A Novel Idea Unveiled 2021 The Deschutes Public Library Foundation will unveil the 2021 “A Novel Idea” book during a fun-filled virtual event. The community is invited to join in for the build-up to the big book reveal—complete with a plot twist. Dec. 5, 6-7pm. Contact: 541-312-1063. paigef@deschuteslibrary.org. Free. Zoom Author Event: PLACED: An Encyclopedia of Central Oregon, Vol. 1 A composition of entries based on experiences and phenomena unique to our pocket of the planet, from Warm Springs to Fort Rock to Burns and everywhere in-between. Visit roundaboutbookshop. com for Zoom info. Dec. 4, 6-7pm. Contact: 541306-6564. sara@roundaboutbookshop.com. Free.

ETC. A Very Bright Christmas Presented by

Brightways Counseling. Make this a Very Bright Christmas with us this year at Wanoga Sno Park! Dec. 5, 11am. Wanoga Snow Play Area, Cascade Lakes Highway, Bend. Free.

Mommy and Me: Breastfeeding Support Group in Bend Calling all new moms

social hour and breastfeeding support. We have two locations: Redmond - Tuesdays, 12-2pm at the Center for Women’s Health and Bend Thursdays, 1-3pm at Central Oregon Locavore. See Facebook for details! Free.

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. Saturdays, 9am-2pm. Bend Spay & Neuter Project, 910 SE Wilson, Suite A1, Bend. $10-$30.

Women’s Share Healing Circle We all

experience challenges on our journey of life. Together We uplift and encourage as we connect and share. Saturdays, 9am. Through Jan. 9. Free.

VOLUNTEER Call for Volunteers - Play with Parrots! 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! Located past Cascade Lakes Distillery, call for hours and location. Contact: 916-956-2153.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby Bend Chapter Monthly Meeting A monthly gathering to

further our outreach and education efforts on solutions to global warming that can be put into place at the federal level. Email for Zoom link. Second Wednesday of every month, 5-6:30pm. Through Dec. 9. Contact: 541-389-5400. info@citizensclimatebend.org. Free.

Heart of Oregon Corps 20th Anniversary For 20 years we have inspired and

empowered Central Oregon’s young people to make positive change in their lives. Help us mark the occasion with a virtual celebration! Dec. 9, Noon-1pm. Contact: 541-633-7834. development@heartoforegon.org. Free.

Volunteer Opportunity Are you a Jack/Jill of

all trades? There’s everything from small engine, fencing, troubleshooting in a barn/rescue facility that require TLC repairs. Seize this opportunity; volunteer at Mustangs To The Rescue. Please call and leave a message. Mustangs to the Rescue, 21670 McGilvray Road, Bend. Contact: 541-330-8943. volunteer@MustangstotheRescue.org.

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 the homeless. Ongoing. Contact: 541-389-8888.

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GROUPS & MEETUPS Children’s Book Writing and Publishing Workshop - Bend Learn The Best Children’s Book Publishing Blueprint to effectively write, publish and market your book. Dec. 3, 4pm. Free.

Empowering Families Luncheon Learn how the Latino Community Association empowers immigrant families at its virtual luncheon. Converse with others and enjoy a tasty take-out lunch. Listen to Yara Santos describe her immigrant journey and how she opened her own cake shop in Madras. Dec. 3, 11:45am-1pm. Contact: 541-382-4366. cynthia@latca.org. $10 admission only; $25 with lunch. Holiday Tails Arts & Craft Fair This holiday season, shop local, support artists and help homeless animals with online shopping. Visit hsco.org/holiday-tails-2020 for details. During this week, animal loving artists are donating 20% of sales to benefit the Humane Society of Central Oregon with promo code and safe, easy pick-up at shelter. Nov. 25-Dec. 3. LWV Deschutes First Thursday with Bend Immigration Group Join us for a live-

ly discussion about how current immigration law impacts Central Oregonians. Micaela Guthrie, JD and Callie Killebrew, JD, founders of Bend Immigration Group, will discuss how changes have impacted immigrants to Central Oregon. Join Zoom Meeting: zoom.us/j/2141001920?pwd=OG8wRVhKdjVhbEdLN3NmdUk1QWQ1Zz09 Meeting ID: 214 100 Password:LWVDC Dec. 3, 11:30am1pm. Contact: info@lwvdeschutes.org. Free.

Virtual Annual Meeting and Member Appreciation Night Museum Members, please

join us online! We will talk about what’s next for the Museum and staff will share festive, family-oriented activities. Dec. 3, 6:30-7:30pm. Contact: 541-382-4754. info@highdesertmuseum.org.

Love Your Neighbor Virtual Forum This online event aims to uplift and foster a sense of unity among local people of color, focusing on how we can uplift, rather than attack, as we move forward and continue to tackle local issues—and how social media can be used as a positive vector, rather than a place for vitriol. Mon., Dec. 7, 6pm. Free.

FAMILY & KIDS Americana Fiddle Club Learn to play the fiddle! For high school students of all ability levels. Sessions are Mondays & Wednesdays, Nov. 9-Dec.16 from 5-6 pm PST Mondays-Wednesdays, 5pm. Through Dec. 16. Sisters Art Works, 204 West Adams, Sisters. $95. Baby Ninja + Me Cuties (10 months-24 months) plus adult will bond and have a blast during this unique yoga and ninja warrior class! Wednesdays, 11-11:45am. Through June 2. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 5412413919. info@freespiritbend.com. $99 per Child. Camp Fire Afterschool A flexible and fun option for families looking to balance afterschool care with enrichment opportunities and social-emotional skill development. Mondays-Tuesdays-Thursdays, 1:30-5:30pm. Through Dec. 18. Sons of Norway Hall, 549 NW Harmon Blvd., Bend. Contact: 541-382-4682. info@campfireco.org. $120 per 7 week session. Camp Fire Nature Days An all-day enrichment program with nature-based themes to support family and youth during current distance learning. Wednesdays, 9am-3:30pm. Through Dec. 16. Sons of Norway Hall, 549 NW Harmon Blvd., Bend. Contact: 541-382-4682. info@campfireco.org. $55 per day.

Kids Ninja Night and youth programs are still on at Free Spirit! There are programs for kids of every age to play, learn, jump and run!

Christmas in the Pines Drive through Prineville’s lighted wonderland at the Crook County Fair Grounds. Entrance with non perishable food and/or pet food or cash donation. Enjoy the live nativity and also visit the Grimes Christmas scene. Fridays-Sundays, 5:30-9pm.

Through Jan. 3. Crook County Fairgrounds, 1280 S Main St., Prineville. Contact: 541-408-6930. gmerritt@prinetime.net. Donation for entry.

Equipo de Robótica Bilingüe ¡Únete al Equipo de Robótica LEGO y aprende a construir y programar con robots LEGO! *Bilingüe English/Spanish programa Mondays-Wednesdays, 5-7pm. Through Feb. 10. BendTECH, 1001 SW Emkay Dr, Bend. Contact: 541-382-4682. info@campfireco.org. $80/month. Healing’s Holiday Cheer Drive-Thru Drive thru to drop off your letters

to Santa, bring a treat for our Healing Herd of horses and join in the festivities by participating in our “Most Festive Car Décor” competition! Dec. 5, 2-4pm. Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center, P.O. Box 5593, Bend. Contact: 541-3829410. Alib@healingreins.org. Free.

Hospice of Redmond Presents Tour of Trees 2020 Beautifully decorated trees are on

display throughout Central Oregon. These trees have been donated to be auctioned off to support programs at Hospice of Redmond. Trees can be viewed online or at their host location. Nov. 22-Dec. 5.

How to Have Conversations about Race with Young Children with Madeleine Rogin Why is it important to initiate

conversations about race and racism with our children? What is developmentally appropriate for children to know as they age? How can we talk about these topics in a way that empowers all children to act toward greater justice and equity? Grounded in personal story and current research, this workshop offers concrete strategies, resources, and an opportunity for questions and discussion. Dec. 2, 12-1:15pm. Free.

Kids Ninja Night It’s parent’s night out! Drop off your kids age 6 and older for up to three hours of fun in our super-rad indoor ninja warrior play space. Our experienced staff members will supervise and lead fun group games, ninja warrior challenges and timed races through the course. Sat, Dec. 5, 6-9pm and Sat, Dec. 19, 6-9pm. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. info@freespiritbend.com. $20.

La Pine Christmas Lights Parade

Vendors, food, music, ending with the fabulous Parade of Lights on La Pine’s streets! Start your holidays here! Dec. 5, 6-7pm. La Pine Community Center, 16405 1st. Street, La Pine. Free.

LEGO Robotics Join Camp Fire’s First

LEGO League Robotics club for 4th-5th graders. We will be exploring FLL’s new competition “Gamechangers” using LEGO EV3 Mindstorms robots. This club is all about problem solving, getting creative, exploring new ideas, and having fun! Mondays-Wednesdays, 3:305:30pm. Through Feb. 10. BendTECH, 1001 SW Emkay Dr, Bend. Contact: 541-382-4682. info@campfireco.org. $80/month.

Mini-Ninja + Me Kids (ages 2 - 3) plus adult

will have a blast during this upbeat movement class! Kids will develop important coordination skills, balance, and confidence as they explore ninja warrior obstacle courses. Adults will enjoy doing yoga stretching and will learn to interact with their kids in an active/playful manner. Wednesdays. Through Dec. 16. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 5412413919. info@freespiritbend.com. $99 per Child.

NorthWest Crossing Holiday Tour of Lights NorthWest Crossing Community busi-

nesses and residents have teamed up to create a socially distanced way for us to celebrate the holiday season together. See the lights! Visit our website to download addresses or pick up a printed flyer at Roundabout Books. Take on the scavenger hunt challenge by seeking out some merry features spread throughout the tour! Win prizes – Share any tour photos by tagging #nwxtouroflights in an Instagram post by Dec 20th. Win fabulous NW gift baskets! Drop non-perishable food items for Salvation Army at participating businesses. Dec. 1-20.



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Growler Discount Night! Enjoy $2 Off

Growler Fills EVERY WEDNESDAY at Bevel! Wednesdays, Noon-9pm. Bevel Craft Brewing, 911 SE Armour Rd. Suite B, Bend. Contact: 831-245-1922. holla@bevelbeer.com. Free.

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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: holla@bevelbeer.com. Free.

Sunriver Lodge Holiday Light Show

Grab a Hot Toddy or Hot Cocoa at The Merchant Trader Cafe and join us in the Backyard for our Holiday Light Show, happening 3 times every evening. Enjoy your favorite holiday songs as thousands of lights dance to the beat. Shows will be 15 to 20 minutes long and will rotate through a selection of songs with a mix of kids and adult favorites. Nov. 25-Jan. 3, 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30pm. Sunriver Resort, 17600 Center Dr., Sunriver. Free.

Writing the Songs Only You Can Write: A Six-Week Virtual Workshop An online

songwriting workshop series via Zoom held on Mondays, 7pm. Through Dec. 14. $150.

FOOD EVENTS Feast for a Cause Craftfully prepared by Bowtie Catering, our elegant and festive dinner packages take the prep-time out of your holidays - allowing you more time to celebrate! Feasts for four people, delivered to your door or available for pick up. Pour a glass of fine wine included in your package, cook following the detailed instructions, and toast the season! Plus, you feel good knowing that your Feast is helping us keep kids healthy, safe, and active in Central Oregon! Nov. 18-Dec. 5. $400-$550. Punk Noodle: Pop up noodle shop The Punk Noodle team returns for a take-

out version of the popular noodle pop-up. Chef Ben and Britta have returned from the abyss to offer delicious handmade noodles and appetizers. Stealing The Tin Pig food cart for one night only: come eat some handmade noodles! Dec. 7, 5pm. The Tin Pig, 536 NW Arizona Ave, Bend. Contact: punknoodletakeover@gmail.com. $8-15.

BEER & DRINK EVENTS $1 Off Your Beverage We are teaming up with The Giving Plate to help out the community this holiday season. Follow along with our reverse advent calendar or bring in any non-perishable item to receive your discount, daily! Dec 3rd-23rd. More details on our website riversplacebend.com/events River’s Place, 787 NE Purcell Blvd., Bend. Contact: 541-525-5532. riversplacebend@gmail.com. First Sip Friday with Worthy Brewing

New brews tapped every Friday at the Eastside Pub and Downtown at Taps and Tacos! Be the first to try our new Heart and Soul Series beers! Keep an eye out for what beer will be featured every week! Fridays, Noon-3pm. Through Jan. 1. Worthy Brewing, 495 NE Bellevue Dr., Bend.

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offer a full menu of cask-conditioned ales, wine, cider and non-alcoholic beverages. The food truck will also be serving up some fantastic cuisine! Wednesdays, 4-7pm. Porter Brewing, 611 NE Jackpine Ct #2, Redmond. Free.

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10-17th, 2021 on a cruise of the Rhone River. Embark on a 7-night river cruise from Avignon to Lyon. We hope you decide to Sip and Sail with us. Please call us at 541-410-1470 or email beckie@gooddropwineshop.com for inquires and bookings.

ATHLETIC EVENTS Bend Area Running Fraternity POST-

PONED until after the two week freeze. The group will run, maintaining social distance, along the Deschutes River and then receive discounted drinks from the cidery after the run! Mondays, 5pm. AVID Cider Co. Taproom, 550 SW Industrial Way, Bend. Contact: bendarearunningfraternity@gmail.com. Free.

Bend Pilates Bend Pilates is now offering a full schedule of classes through Zoom! Sign up for your class on Mindbody.com and download Zoom. Prior to start you will receive an email invitation to join class. Be ready with mat, weights, roller, and/or band and login 5 minutes prior to class time. For more information visit bendpilates.net/classes/. ON HOLD: 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. Zpizza Tap Room, 1082 SW Yates Drive, Bend. Free.

DIRKSEN DERBY 13 Build It - Ride It -

Post It! This year’s event will be a judged video contest where you build your own course, film a run through the course, and then post it on Instagram to win! Entry into the event is free of charge. Simply post your 30-second video to your personal Instagram account before Dec. 13, 2020 and tag #DirksenDerby13 to enter. Nov. 24-Dec. 13.

InMotion Weekly Workout InMotion Training Studio in Bend is offering free weekly workouts via their Facebook page. Additionally, those that register will receive daily education and the ability to check-in and stay accountable. landpage.co/inmotionfreeworkouts. Free. Planet Fitness Home Work-Ins Planet

Fitness is offering free daily workouts via livestream! The best part? No equipment needed. Get your sweat on at least four times a

Take some time to slow down during the holiday season with free online meditation classes, every Thu. from 6-7pm.

day. Valid even for those without memberships! Visit the Planet Fitness Facebook page for more details. Free.

Redmond Running Group Run All levels welcome. Find the Redmond Oregon Running Klub on Facebook for weekly run details. Thursdays, 6:15pm. Redmond. Contact: rundanorun1985@gmail.com.

OUTDOOR EVENTS Tree Hunt, Metolius Preserve Join the Deschutes Land Trust for this fun, festive annual event! Search for the perfect holiday tree while helping restore native forest. Dec. 5, 10am. Metolius Preserve, near Camp Sherman, Sisters. $0-$25.

HEALTH & WELLNESS Ashtanga Full Primary Online Sunday

Morning led Primary class. We will have many chances to modify the postures and adjust to meet the needs of all that attend. Please email ahead of time so that I can get you a waiver and take care of payment. Sundays, 7-9am. Through Dec. 18. Contact: cclauren.cruz@gmail.com. $20.

Capoeira: Martial Art with Music

This ongoing beginner session welcomes new students on the first Wednesday of each month. Acrobatics, kicks, and rhythm. Wednesdays, 6pm. Contact: 541-678-3460. ucabend@gmail.com. $30 intro month includes Fitness 1440 3 day trial..

FREE Motivation and Goal Setting Workshop Feeling Pandemic Blues? It’s a

great time to redesign your life. Make use of your time at home by setting and reaching goals in this Zoom Workshop. Certified Life Coach, Jacquie Elliott is hosting a motivation and accountability workshop on the first Monday of the each month. 5:30-7pm. Contact: coach@jacquieelliottclc.com. Free.

Intuitive Life Coaching Discover exactly

what is blocking you from feeling peace, happiness, and satisfaction in your life and relationships. Wednesdays at 3pm, through Feb., 3. Bend, RSVP for address, Bend. Free.

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Life Coaching with Tarot Partner with the power of the Divine to help you reach your highest aspirations. Use Tarot as an advisor to identify your blocks to success. Saturdays, 2pm. Through Dec. 26. Bend, RSVP for address, Bend. Free. Livestream Advancing your Yoga Practice Have you felt ready to take your yoga

practice to the next level? Join studio owner Rachel Augustine as you deepen your understanding of asana with an emphasis on safe alignment, breath-work and yogic energetic principles including learning about the Chakras, Vayus and Nadis. Check the website for more information! Sundays, 9-10:15am. Through Dec. 13. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. info@freespiritbend.com. $55 pre-registration $16 drop-in.

Livestreamed Meditation Class Free online meditation classes led by Cathleen Hylton of Blissful Heart Wellness Center. Take a break from the current climate and get your zen on in this free meditation class. Join class via zoom. us/j/596079985. Thursdays, 6-7pm. Free. Sunday Morning Celebration Services at PBCC Three Sunday services to choose

from: 8:30am and10:30am (in the Worship Center), & 11:30am (in the Historic Chapel). Sun., Dec. 6. Powell Butte Christian Church, 13720 SW Hwy 126, Bend. Free.

The Vance Stance/Structural Reprogramming Tired of being in pain? Get to the

root of why you are tight & suffering. In this series of two hour classes in posture and flexibility. Mondays-Thursdays, Noon-2pm and Mondays-Wednesdays, 6-8pm. Through Feb. 11. Bend. Contact: 541-330-9070. vancebonner@juno.com. $180 for 12 classes.

Yoga for Cultivating Inner Stillness In

this classical and holistic Hatha Yoga class you will stretch and tone the whole body in a therapeutic and mindful space. This low-impact practice integrates chanting, meditation, breathing and Asana. Online. Wednesdays, 7-8pm. Through Dec. 30. $7-$10.

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After the Election, a Focus on Healing for Communities of Color By Nicole Vulcan


he cold weather and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic are forcing people inside and into their homes as winter sets in—a far cry from the hustle and bustle of summer, when tourists continued to come to Central Oregon, and, ahead of the 2020 election, protests and demonstrations were common locally and nationally. With the presidential election behind us, some are looking forward to a quieter period, focused less on divisive politics. Others are seeing the next chapter as one in which local communities of color can reflect back on the happenings of this past year, while also looking forward to advancing some important conversations. For Central Oregon’s Love Your Neighbor project, this post-election season is centered on that latter goal of fostering healing and unity, following a period of intense vitriol and divisiveness on the streets and on social media. The Love Your Neighbor project was founded in February by Erika McCalpine, business program lead at Oregon State University-Cascades, along with me and the Source Weekly. On Mon., Dec. 7, Love Your Neighbor will host an online discussion titled “Bringing Healing to Communities of Color Post Election.” The panel discussion, aimed at fostering conversation and solidarity for Central Oregon’s people of color, will include a number of community activists and mental health professionals, along with an expert viewpoint from an Oregon State University professor of

sociology, Dwaine Plaza, PhD, who will speak on “cancel culture” and its effects on people and communities. McCalpine will moderate the panel and said her hope is to help the various community members who are doing varying and equally important work be able to better work together, without placing one another under a microscope when they do things differently. “I believe that activist groups, nonprofits dedicated to advancing communities of color and consultants that work in organizations all have a role in the community. I think there are some ways we can all work together, but there will be times when we cannot,” McCalpine told the Source. “There are some strengths among us, and we have to learn what those are so we can maximize them for the collective good. We have to think about what we can do elevate each other and not try to tear each other down.” McCalpine, who founded a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lab at OSU-Cascades this summer, said she received some criticism for participating in the City of Bend’s public service announcement just before the election, which encouraged people to protect the vote. “One thing I heard loud and clear was that I always have a platform,” she said. “I thought about how I could use that platform and the DEI Lab to elevate others, and the Central Oregon Diversity Summit (formerly the Central Oregon BILAPOC Summit) is how I plan to do that. The goal of the Summit is to provide education to

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the community at large, but also to give local activist groups and non-profits that advance communities of color a place to say who they are, what their mission is, and their goals. While this isn’t all that can be done to bring us together, it is a start.” McCalpine said she hopes the upcoming Love Your Neighbor event can provide tools to help people communicate their opinions in a more positive way. The event takes place Mon., Dec. 7 from 6 to 8pm on the OSU-Cascades YouTube channel. Panelists include local activist Joanne Mina, therapist Judith Sadora, mental health professional and Bend City Councilor-elect Rita Schenkelberg, and artist, poet and community builder Jessica Amascual. People can register on Eventbrite, but registration is not required. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. More information is available at

the Facebook page of Love Your Neighbor, titled “Love Your Neighbor Bend, OR.” The Central Oregon Diversity Summit will be a virtual event held in the spring by the OSU-Cascades DEI Lab, in partnership with Central Oregon Community College. Among the programming, the Summit will include a handful of keynote speakers, along with an opportunity for community organizations that wish to present their mission, vision and goals to participants. Stay tuned in the Source for more details on that event.  Love Your Neighbor: Bringing Healing to Communities of Color Post Election Mon., Dec. 7. 6-8pm Online at youtube.com/user/OSUCascades Registration available at eventbrite.com/e/ love-your-neighbor-virtual-forum-tickets-130468457669 Free and open to the public

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Waiter, there’s a salad in my soup By Ari LeVaux

ast summer, I bought a pile of bitter eggplant at the farmers market. I’d never heard of it, but the green, red, yellow and orange wrinkled spheres drew me in. The farmer, an immigrant from the Laotian mountains, and the advice she gave me, sealed the deal. She recommended slicing two bitter eggplants in half and simmering them in a large kettle of water with pork. And dill leaf, she added. “When should I add the dill?” I asked. “Cook it or add it fresh at the end?” “Both,” she said. Cooking it with dill helps cover the extreme bitterness of the eggplant. Adding dill at the end so that it doesn't cook for very long adds additional kick. My mom’s chicken soup is anything but bitter, and includes a lot of cooked dill. And I like to add some fresh at the end, too. You’ve probably tried pho, the Vietnamese soup famously served alongside a plate of herbs, sprouts and other raw fixings. The better pho restaurants will serve a differently formulated garnish plate with each flavor of pho. Andrea Nguyen, author of the James Beard award-winning "The Pho Cookbook" (which I helped recipe test), is a connoisseur of this auxiliary salad plate. “Fresh herbs add vibrant color, flavor and aroma to pho,” she told me. “Whether it’s chopped cilantro in the bowl before the hot broth hits everything, or torn mint, Thai basil or culantro leaves added at the table, herbs are an essential part of the pho experience.” (Culantro is also known as sawtooth, a type of Vietnamese herb) Posole, the brothy Mexican corn chile soup, is a lovely winter soup, similarly finished with a plate of fresh herbs and strong-flavored veggies such as cilantro leaves, chopped onions, and sliced radish. Chicken Kaeng Om, a dish from the northern mountains of Thailand, calls for a strong and complex broth flavored with lemongrass, galangal, turmeric root and chicken. That rich flavor is elevated to new heights with the final infusion of raw basil, dill, kaffir lime leaf, thin-sliced cabbage and spring onion tops. Japanese nabemono, also known as sour beef hot pot with fresh herbs, meanwhile, gets finished with basil, cilantro, mint and serrano pepper. In winter, growing herbs indoors can be an easy way to keep fresh local greenery in your life. My supermarket sells potted basil and other herbs in the produce section, ready to grow on your windowsill, to be plucked as needed and

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With Dining, What’s Indoors? What’s Out? As the freeze continues for most of Central Oregon, a clarification on what constitutes “indoor” dining

Soothe your wintertime blues by combining flavorful broth with crunchy herbs and veggies.

added into your broth. And many of the vendors at my local farmers market sell herbs from heated greenhouses. Herbs are full of oils and various oil-soluble aromatic compounds that disperse in the broth, permeating every sip and bite. Other raw vegetables like onions and peppers can similarly improve a broth. But not every herb or strong-flavored vegetable will be a winner in every bowl. The herbs and veggies you add to a soup should work together and with the broth. Dill may work in Mom’s chicken soup and bitter eggplant broth, but that doesn’t mean we want dill in the pho, where it would clash with the other flavors. The easiest way to make herb soup is to get some broth, get some herbs, and start playing. Vegetables, meats, mushrooms, bones, and other soupy ingredients are allowed as well, just as long as the soup remains more brothy than chunky. The best broth will always be homemade. Perhaps from the bones of a holiday carcass, or the bones from a rack of lamb. But there’s no shame in using bouillon, pre-made stock or simply your instant ramen of choice. From there, may the best herbs and aromatic veggies win.

sliced onions and jalapenos, a lime quarter and a pile of crunchy mung bean sprouts, along with hoisin and sriracha sauces in little packets. It was the best of all worlds: soup and salad, raw and cooked, wilderness and civilization. During my Vegas run I also made a quick pilgrimage to Greenland Market in the Koreatown district, where I purchased some cutting-edge ramen, including Nongshim brand’s non-fried noodle soup with dried anchovy paste and Samyang brand Chewy Chewy Su Tah ramen, among others. I had also loaded up on fresh herbs for the cooler. Thus, I was ready to cook herbal soup from scratch in my camp, with ingredients I cobbled together from my cooler. It turned out great.

Herbed Ramen Camping in southern Nevada last week, I made a trip Las Vegas, where I found a bowl of Oxtail Pho at a restaurant called Viet Noodle Bar. I got it to-go and brought it back to camp, where I re-heated the oxtail in the broth. Then I added the noodles and served it with the many garnishes: basil, cilantro,

Add an extra cup of water to the pot beyond what the ramen directions dictate. Add the flavor packets to the water and heat it on high. Add the carrots, mushrooms, tofu and noodles, and bring to a boil. Add the egg, cook for a minute and turn off the heat. Season with soy sauce, if necessary, and serve with cilantro leaves and jalapeno slices.

Serves 2 1 package high-end ramen 6 button mushrooms, sliced into quarters 1 carrot, chopped crudely 1 12-oz package of silken, non-refrigerated tofu, sliced into 1-inch cubes (one of these halves is probably enough) 1 egg Soy sauce, to taste 1 jalapeno pepper, sliced 1 bunch of cilantro, leaves stripped

The two-week freeze that began Nov. 18 is continuing in Central Oregon’s Deschutes and Jefferson counties, along with a number of other counties in the state—but with a relaxation of some rules. Under the current framework announced Dec. 1, restaurants can offer in-person dining for up to 50 people, but only outside. In the 21 counties remaining under the freeze, no in-person dining is allowed. With some bars and restaurants erecting tents outside their buildings in order to offer some type of outdoor dining, it begs the question, at what point does a tent become an indoor space instead of an outdoor one? “‘Outdoor space’ means an openair space, which may have a temporary or fixed cover, such as an awning or roof, so long as the space has at least 75% of the square footage of its sides open for airflow,” explained Emily Freeland, environmental health specialist for Deschutes County Health Services. Under that definition, a tent with screens that allows air to flow in and out could be fully enclosed, while a tent with solid material wouldn’t cut it. That definition of “inside” versus “outside” has been in place since the Phase II reopening guidelines were released earlier in the year, Freeland said in an email, with new guidelines specific to the current freeze expected to be released later this week.  Nicole Vulcan






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Hillbilly Elegy is an embarrassment By Jared Rasic



kid and as an adult as he deals with his violent and drug-addicted mother, his sassy grannie Mamaw and his attempts to leave his Appalachian heritage behind so he can eventually become a Republican venture capitalist working for billionaire Peter Thiel. And sure, Glenn Close is stunning as Mamaw, but the film feels like it exists to perpetuate negative stereotypes of low-income rednecks while also making Vance feel better about cutting his losses and leaving that branch of his family back in the hills and hollers of Ohio.

I hated this movie. I knew I would, and I did. It’s poverty porn reinforcing “pull yourself up by your bootstrap” ideologies that promote stereotypes without illuminating them. “Hillbilly Elegy” gave me pause, however. The pedigree is solid when you’ve got actors including Amy Adams and Glenn Close in front of the cameras and consummate journeyman Ron Howard directing, but the trailer left a sour taste in my movie mouth. Close and Adams were buried under so much unflattering make-up design and tacky costuming that they looked like characters from an SNL sketch about poor people. It appeared to be cultural tourism masquerading as an exposé on drug addiction and familial crisis in the Appalachian Mountains. Based on the 2016 memoir by J.D. Vance, “Hillbilly Elegy” follows Vance as a

I hated this movie. I knew I would, and I did. It’s poverty porn reinforcing “pull yourself up by your bootstrap” ideologies that promote stereotypes without illuminating them. Vance comes across as a whiny and dull kid and a quick-to-anger and dull adult bordering on sociopathic. I don’t think the movie wanted me to actively root against him, but when the only fully realized performance is from Glenn Close as the whacky yet lovable grannie, all you’re left with are hollow platitudes and false equivalencies. The film astoundingly fails to grapple with class, familial trauma,



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childhood ghosts or those stranded outside the American Dream. The moment in the film that’s played as Vance’s biggest triumph is wrongheaded and ugly: He’s got a big job interview in the morning, but his mom OD’d on heroin and is getting out of the hospital. He can either stay with his mom and help her or make it to the interview… so he chooses to leave her in a shitty hotel room by herself. Inspirational music plays as he drives away from his tearful and detoxing mother. How the film doesn’t manage to equate his desperation for this job as another form of addiction is just one more failure in a long list of them. I wish I’d never seen this classist, sneering and hypocritical melodrama. The socio-political context is made

invisible, ignoring the rot at the center of the lie that Vance is perpetuating for his own shameless self-interest. This memoir isn’t him grappling with demons; instead it’s him bragging about how rough his life was in order to gaslight the community he abandoned in favor of being a venture capitalist. “Hillbilly Elegy” is just as ridiculous and embarrassing as “Cats,” but without the songs or unintentional laughter. Ugh. I should’ve listened to myself and avoided this completely. Don’t be like me.  Hillbilly Elegy


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he custom of erecting and decorating a tree in celebration of winter holidays evolved from Germany in the 1500s. In addition to trees, some early European celebrants constructed Christmas pyramids of wood, evergreen boughs and candles—especially where trees were scarce. Fast forward 400 years, and varying regional and family holiday tree traditions have arisen. The following tips should help modern high desert patrons looking for that special evergreen to light up their home this holiday season. 

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For the aspiring amature lumberjack (or Jane) Looking to get out in Deschutes National Forest (DNF) or the Ochocos to fell your own pine or fir? According to the U.S. Forest Service, the most popular tree species used for Christmas trees are Douglas fir, white fir, incense cedar and sometimes even lodgepole and ponderosa pines. “In general, these can be found on flatter ground at lower elevations around Bend and on south- and west-facing slopes around Prineville,” notes the DNF website. “Firs and Cedars are found at higher elevations around Bend and Sisters and on north and east facing slopes around Prineville.” DOs for amateur lumberjacks: Get a permit. One permit is required for each tree.... Five permits maximum, per household. Permits are $5 each and are available at: recreation.gov/ tree-permits/ Only cut your tree on National Forest lands. Select any tree species that is less than 12 feet tall. Only take a tree that is within 20 feet of another tree. Cut stumps shorter than 12 inches. Respect road and area closures. Motorized travel for the purpose of cutting your tree must comply with restrictions found on Forest Service Motor Vehicle Use Maps. DON’T remove trees from:  Private property. Within 150 feet of state highways, picnic areas, campgrounds and other developed areas. Within 300 feet of streams and bodies of water. Within young tree plantations

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(nursery grown seedlings planted for future forests). Within designated Wilderness areas or the Newberry National Volcanic Monument. Obtaining a permit: The Forest Service moved permit sales to Recreation.gov as an added convenience and to provide an alternative to in-person transactions at offices where staffing may be limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For a listing of places tree cutting permits are sold locally and more information, see https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/ deschutes/passes-permits/forestproducts/?cid=fsbdev3_035887 For the one-stop holiday tree shopper Can’t do without the finest holiday tree in all the land? Local nurseries, including LandSystems nursery in Bend, have the top-of-the-line gourmet trees you seek, plus, all the accoutrements needed to kick off a fantastic winter solstice. Potted trees can be kept in the house through the holidays and then planted later on. LandSystems also provides classes in wreath making, table setting and more. Additional holiday home decor options include handcrafted wreaths,

poinsettias, fresh cut greenery, Christmas figures and sets. “We have wonderful arrangements, classes, hot chocolate, decorations, gifts and ornaments, a warm fire in the stove, Christmas trees, alive and flocked and so much more,” according to the LandSystems site. “This is a special time that our customers really look forward to, so come by and plan on spending some time.  It takes several trips to really see it all.” For those seeking community tree and light displays -Sunriver Resort hosts a daily tree-lighting ceremony in the backyard of its Main Lodge. The lighting happens from Nov. 25 to Jan. 3, at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30pm. -The Tree of Joy lighting at the Old Mill isn't happening this year—but the annual menorah lighting organized by Chabad of Central Oregon is on! The drive-in event takes place Thu., Dec. 10. Details are available at oldmilldistrict.com/holiday-happenings. The Salvation Army is holding a fundraiser for area families, without the Tree of Joy event; visit bend.salvationarmy.org.  

Dirksen Derby, Instagram Edition Dirksen Derby, the beloved fundraiser that is a highlight of the season for many local (and non-local) snow riders, is going virtual in 2020. Pro snowboarder Josh Dirksen started the Derby 13 years ago as a fundraiser for snowboarder Tyler Eklund, who was paralyzed as a teen. In more recent years, the event has raised funds for a host of causes and boasts a mission to “bring the local and international Snowboard and Sit-Ski communities together for incredibly fun and memorable weekends full of fast race times, strong friendships and fond memories,” according to its website. In this pandemic year, competitors will need an Instagram account to take part. Participants create their own hand-built “Dirksen Derby” type obstacle course of jumps, berms or other features, and then ride it while being filmed. Then the rider tags the video with #dirksenderby13 to their own Instagram account by Sun., Dec. 13. Lots more info is available at dirksenderby.com. Meissner Groomed Trails Open Cross country skiers, your time has officially arrived. Tue,. Dec. 1 was the first day of grooming at Virginia Meissner Sno Park. For those classic and skate Nordic skiers who like a groomed trail, things are looking pretty smooth!   Submitted


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Cold Weather Home Sales Tips for making the most out of listing in the winter months ice. Clean up the landscape where possible. Since it’s getting dark by later afternoon, consider installing outdoor lighting to illuminate walkways, landscaping and especially the entry doors. Place an attractive all-weather door mat to wipe off shoes, both inside and outside. Staging a home properly is important—but taking care of maintenance items is critical. Have the furnace serviced and turn up the thermostat to a comfortable level. Buyers will notice a chilly home. Seal drafty windows and doors with new weatherstripping and caulk and turn on the gas fireplaces to display how warm and cozy the home can be. For darker rooms, bring in floor lamps and remove heavy or bulky window coverings to take advantage of all possible natural light. Make the home smell delicious with natural fragrances or freshly baked cookies, or warm up a half-dozen store-bought pumpkin spice muffins in the oven.  Holiday decorations will make a house feel more homey, but don’t be too forward with personal preferences and always decorate minimally. Tastefully decorate a smaller Christmas tree in the corner, use simple holiday lighting to highlight architectural elements or display a festive pine-cone centerpiece or wreath. Add pops of warm and pleasant color with throw blankets and pillows. Taking all of these simple steps will create a cozy and enjoyable experience while residing in the home and will communicate the feeling to prospective home buyers as well. 


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ypically, real estate professionals would advise home sellers to wait until the spring or summer months to list their home on the market. To put it mildly, 2020 is a completely different year. The COVID pandemic has disrupted many aspects of life as we know it. Spending more time at home has shed new light on some key elements of life that weren’t so obvious before, like the possibility of working remotely or online school, and it’s accentuated the compulsion to live out our dreams, now. Despite the fact we’re in a traditionally slower time for real estate, the current market continues to be scorching, not only in Central Oregon but throughout the entire country, too. A combination of an ever-increasing buyer pool and extremely low inventory has created a sellers’ market and an ideal time to sell. Even with record-paced home sales, it’s still important to prepare one’s home for a cold-season sale and to show off the home’s winter readiness and design, so it will sell for top dollar. Weather can somewhat limit what can be done outside, but there’s still plenty that can be completed inside and out to help welcome buyers to their new home.  The cold weather, ice and snow can make viewing homes difficult. There’s nothing less inviting then pulling up to a dark house with a foot of snow to trudge through to get to the front door. Help draw buyers into the home by turning on all of the lights and making sure walkways, driveways, decks and patios are cleared off of snow and




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Knight Vision My boyfriend is very successful, with a high-profile job in finance. He’s very romantic, and I felt I’d found “the one.” However, he has cheated on previous girlfriends, is unusually protective of his phone around me, and otherwise acts secretively. For example: He began disappearing for three hours on Wednesday nights. He didn’t return any texts, which is unlike him. He claimed he was at “therapy,” forgetting he’d told me he instead uses life coaches at his job. Another example: I stopped over one morning and saw remains of a pizza and a dainty box of sparkly champagne gummy bears (not exactly a man’s snack). After I called him on these incidents, he began texting me periodically on Wednesday nights and stockpiling cheap drugstore gummies, which he eats when I’m over. He has angrily denied he’s seeing other women and refuses to discuss it further. I’m in love with him, and I want to believe him. —Benefit Of The Doubt? Believing you’ve found love has a dark side: wanting to keep believing. The most outrageous claims can take on an air of plausibility, like when your friend tells you she spotted your boyfriend licking some woman’s tattoo, and he angrily insists he was saving somebody dying of snakebite -- uh, in Midtown Manhattan. Your brain is partly to blame. Human brains have a collective set of built-in errors in reasoning called “cognitive biases” that prompt otherwise smart people to act like they have the IQ of a root vegetable. Crazy as it is that our brain would evolve to have built-in errors, this is actually not a bug, but a feature: one that sometimes acts like a bug. Our mind needs to take mental shortcuts whenever it can. If we had to methodically think out our every action (starting with, “How do you turn on the light in the kitchen, and is that even a good idea?”), we’d wake up at 8 a.m. and need a nap by about 8:17. So, we’re prone to cut out the wearying middleman -careful deliberation of all the facts at hand -- and leap to conclusions about what to do or believe. However, we don’t do this at random; we default to “heuristics” (aka “rules of thumb”) -- broad, general principles that evolved out of human experience -- to make semi-informed, “quick and dirty” guesses. Though these guesstimates are typically “good enough” solutions in do-ordie situations, they also lead to cognitive

biases, those absurd errors in reasoning that can muck up our lives. Two that might be mucking up yours are the “sunk cost fallacy” and “confirmation bias.” The sunk cost fallacy is the irrational tendency to continue investing time, money, or effort in some losing endeavor (like an unhappy relationship) based on the investment we’ve already “sunk” into it. Of course, that prior investment is gone. The rational approach would be future-oriented thinking: assessing whether we’d get enough out of any further investment to make it worth throwing in more love, money, or time. Confirmation bias reflects our tendency to Amy Alkon favor information that confirms a belief we already have -- like, “I found Mr. Right!” -- and reject information that says (or screams) otherwise: “I found Mr. Juggles Women Like A Moscow Circus Bear.” If you are succumbing to these cognitive biases, they probably have a co-conspirator. Cross-cultural research suggests that female emotions evolved to subconsciously push women to seek high-status “providers,” even when women are high-earning bigwigs themselves. In other words, you might be prone to ignore any intel suggesting your wolf of Wall Street spends a good bit of his week raiding the hussy henhouse (aka Tinder). In short, though we humans (the snobs of the mammalian world!) smugly refer to ourselves as “rational animals,” we are able to reason, but we don’t always get around to doing it. Psychologist Daniel Kahneman explains that our brain has two information processing systems, our “fast” emotion-driven system and our “slow” rational system. The emotion-driven fast system is behind our mental shortcuts. It rises up automatically, requiring no work on our part. (We just experience emotions; we don’t sit around emotionally dead until we put effort into yanking one up.) Reasoning, on the other hand, takes work: mental exertion to pore over and analyze information in order to make a decision. Tempting as it is to believe you’ve found “the one,” making yourself take the slow approach -- doing the work to see who a man really is -- will, at the very least, help you boot the bad eggs faster. Sadly, we live in an imperfect world -- one in which “pants on fire” is merely a figure of speech, not what happens when your half-undressed boyfriend says (with a totally straight face): “Amber and I were just about to have a work meeting.” You: “In our bed?”

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “Pictures of

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Aquarian philosopher Simone Weil formulated resolutions so as to avoid undermining herself. First, she vowed she would only deal with difficulties that actually confronted her, not far-off or hypothetical problems. Second, she would allow herself to feel only those feelings that were needed to inspire her and make her take effective action. All other feelings were to be shed, including imaginary feelings—that is, those not rooted in any real, objective situation. Third, she vowed, she would “never react to evil in such a way as to augment it.” Dear Aquarius, I think all of these resolutions would be very useful for you to adopt in the coming weeks.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): In June 2019, the young Piscean singer Justin Bieber addressed a tweet to 56-year-old actor Tom Cruise, challenging him to a mixed martial arts cage fight. “If you don’t take this fight,” said Bieber, “you will never live it down.” A few days later, Bieber retracted his dare, confessing that Cruise “would probably whoop my ass in a fight.” If Bieber had waited until December 2020 to make his proposal, he might have had more confidence to follow through—and he might also have been better able to whoop Cruise’s ass. You Pisceans are currently at the peak of your power and prowess.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): An anonymous blogger on Tumblr writes the following: “What I’d really like is for someone to objectively watch me for a week and then sit down with me for a few hours and explain to me what I am like and how I look to others and what my personality is in detail and how I need to improve. Where do I sign up for that?” I can assure you that the person who composed this message is not an Aries. More than any other sign of the zodiac, you Rams want to be yourself, to inhabit your experience purely and completely—not see yourself from the perspective of outside observers. Now is a good time to emphasize this specialty. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): “Humans like to be scared,” declares author Cathy Bell. “We love the wicked witch’s cackle, the wolf’s hot breath, and the old lady who eats children, because sometimes, when the scary is over, all we remember is the magic.” I suppose that what she says is a tiny bit true. But there are also many ways to access the magic that don’t require encounters with dread. And that’s exactly what I predict for you in the coming weeks, Taurus: marvelous experiences—including catharses, epiphanies, and break-

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In 1994, the animated movie The Lion King told the story of the difficult journey made by a young lion as he struggled to claim his destiny as rightful king. A remake of the film appeared in 2019. During the intervening 25 years, the number of real lions living in nature declined dramatically. There are now just 20,000. Why am I telling you such bad news? I hope to inspire you to make 2021 a year when you will resist trends like this. Your assignment is to nurture and foster wildness in every way that’s meaningful for you—whether that means helping to preserve habitats of animals in danger of extinction or feeding and championing the wildness inside you and those you care about. Get started!

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CANCER (June 21-July 22): Is there anyone whose forgiveness you would like to have? Is there anyone to whom you should make atonement? Now is a favorable phase to initiate such actions. In a related subject, would you benefit from forgiving a certain person whom you feel wronged you? Might there be healing for you in asking that person to make amends? The coming weeks will provide the best opportunity you have had in a long time to seek these changes.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Scientists know that the Earth’s rotation is gradually slowing down—but at the very slow rate of two milliseconds every 100 years. What that means is that 200 million years from now, one day will last 25 hours. Think of how much more we humans will be able to get done with an extra hour every day! I suspect you may get a preview of this effect in the coming weeks, Leo. You’ll be extra efficient. You’ll be focused and intense in a relaxing way. Not only that: You will also be extra appreciative of the monumental privilege of being alive. As a result, you will seem to have more of the precious luxury of time.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Adventurer Tim Peck says there are three kinds of fun. The first is pure pleasure, enjoyed in full as it’s happening. The second kind of fun feels challenging when it’s underway, but interesting and meaningful in retrospect. Examples are giving birth to a baby or taking an arduous hike uphill through deep snow. The third variety is no fun at all. It’s irksome while you’re doing it, and equally disagreeable as you think about it later. Now I’ll propose a fourth type of fun, which I suspect you’ll specialize in during the coming weeks. It’s rather boring or tedious or nondescript while it’s going on, but in retrospect you are very glad you did it.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “I made the wrong mistakes,” said Libran composer and jazz pianist Thelonious Monk. He had just completed an improvisatory performance he wasn’t satisfied with. On countless other occasions, however, he made the right mistakes. The unexpected notes and tempo shifts he tried often resulted in music that pleased him. I hope that in the coming weeks you make a clear demarcation between wrong mistakes and right mistakes, dear Libra. The latter could help bring about just the transformations you need.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “Home is not where you were born,” writes Naguib Mahfouz. “Home is where all your attempts to escape cease.” I propose we make that one of your mottoes for the next 12 months, Scorpio. According to my astrological analysis, you will receive all the inspiration and support you need as you strive to be at peace with exactly who you are. You’ll feel an ever-diminishing urge to wish you were doing something else besides what you’re actually doing. You’ll be less and less tempted to believe your destiny lies elsewhere, with different companions and different adventures. To your growing satisfaction, you will refrain from trying to flee from the gifts that have been given you, and you will instead accept the gifts just as they are. And it all starts now.

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Capricorn novelist Anne Brontë (1820–1849) said, “Smiles and tears are so alike with me, they are neither of them confined to any particular feelings: I often cry when I am happy, and smile when I am sad.” I suspect you could have experiences like hers in the coming weeks. I bet you’ll feel a welter of unique and unfamiliar emotions. Some of them may seem paradoxical or mysterious, although I think they’ll all be interesting and catalytic. I suggest you welcome them and allow them to teach you new secrets about your deep self and the mysterious nature of your life.

throughs—that are neither spurred by fear nor infused with it.


perfection, as you know, make me sick and wicked,” observed Sagittarian author Jane Austen. She wrote this confession in a letter to her niece, Fanny, whose boyfriend thought that the women characters in Jane’s novels were too naughty. In the coming weeks, I encourage you Sagittarians to regard pictures of perfection with a similar disdain. To accomplish all the brisk innovations you have a mandate to generate, you must cultivate a deep respect for the messiness of creativity; you must understand that your dynamic imagination needs room to experiment with possibilities that may at first appear disorderly. For inspiration, keep in mind this quote from Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich: “Well-behaved women seldom make history.”


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The Spirit of the Season: Local Drinky Gifts Get comfy with these locally produced spirits and accoutrements By Nicole Vulcan

ome wish for lavish bath and body products or new tech under the tree. Others, in this pandemic year, are just wishing for the days when someone else could mix up the cocktails. While we might not get that second wish for a little while, Central Oregon’s purveyors of fine spirits and beer are happy to set people up for making the most of that at-home bar. In honor of part one of our Gift Guide series, check out these offerings. Take your mixology on the road, courtesy of New Basin Distilling Co. New Basin Distilling in Madras offers a host of whiskeys and other locally made spirits—but in addition, it’s offering a stylish and hip handmade traveling mixology kit priced at $144.

12-ounce bottles at $19.99. It’s available at a number of retailers in Central Oregon. Online ordering is also available, with pickup at the Deschutes Tasting room on Simpson Avenue in Bend. Learn more at deschutesbrewery.com. Warm up with Hot Toddies from Crater Lake Spirits Crater Lake Spirits is offering a deal on a hot toddy kit this season. Right now, patrons can get 25% off the purchase of two custom-made 8-ounce hot Courtesy Crater Lake Spirits


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toddy tea blends, with a free tea infuser to sweeten the deal. Add in a bottle of Crater Lake’s Reserve Rye Whiskey and you have a gift for less than $50. Get more info at craterlakespirits.com. Add some interest to your mixers by including a bottle or two of New Basin Mixing Vinegars in flavors such as Key Lime and Serrano Honey, at $12 each. Want to offer the gift of education? Check out the Bourbon Appreciation class at Central Oregon Community College taught by New Basin Distiller Rick Molitor, happening March 7. The class costs $79. Check out more at newbasin.com.

Get fancy with Gompers’ Holiday Cosmo Redmond’s Gompers Distillery has its delightful vodka and gin available at area stores—and when you get a botCourtesy Gompers Distillery

Stare into The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery is a barrel-aged Imperial Stout released each November. Brewed with licorice, Courtesy Deschutes Brewery

tle as a gift, impress that gift recipient even more by whipping up this cocktail, recommended by the Gompers team.

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The Gompers Holiday Cosmo 2 oz Gompers vodka or Gompers gin 1 oz cranberry juice 1/2 oz orange liqueur 1/2 oz fresh lime juice Sugar rim (optional)

Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. For use by adults 21 years of age and older. Keep out of the reach of children.

cherry bark and molasses, it’s a heavy and delightful beer—and this year, with at-home imbibing the name of the game, the brewery released it in a four pack of

Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for a minute with ice. Pour and serve up in a martini glass. Sugar the rim: wipe lime on rim and place in sugar 

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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:

“I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and _____ed Christmas _______s.” —From “Live and Learn and Pass it On”


ACROSS 1. Shiny rock 6. Island greeting 11. “Everything ___ Wants” (Wham! single) 14. Musical set in Argentina 15. Actress Julie of “Modern Family” 16. Ballerina’s fulcrum 17. Minnesota NHL sang “Silent Night”? 19. Leather man’s tool 20. Sneaky clever 21. Reasons to get a crib 22. “Lord willing!” 24. Took to court 25. Sonicare rival 26. Basic buck? 31. Preserve measurements 32. Grunter’s sound 33. To be paid 34. What’s for dinner 35. Baking need 37. They’ve got a lot of stars: Abbr. 38. With 25-Down, reggaeton artist who plays Rico Santos in the “Fast & Furious” series 39. Merchandise 40. Sportscaster Musburger 41. Confrontational Spanish dance? 45. Tenor Mario 46. Major work 47. Follow to the letter 48. Payroll expenses 50. Battle of Verdun conflict: Abbr. 53. Alien craft 54. Hip, hip, hooray! ... or a hint to this puzzle’s theme 57. Now see here 58. Crying 59. Page out of Hollywood 60. Nine-digit ID 61. Shows to debut new products 62. Abstained from

DOWN 1. Lag b’Omer celebrants 2. Badder than bad 3. Full of tricks 4. When to pile into the car, for short 5. Some hiking boots 6. Rub up against 7. Weaving instrument 8. Hedwig and Pigwidgeon of the Potterverse 9. Stifled giggle 10. Holder of hot stuff? 11. New Jersey’s largest newspaper 12. “Yeah, that ain’t happening” 13. Tough to pin down 18. Winter Olympics jump 23. Close chum 24. Tiny diving duck 25. See 38-Across 26. They have a lot of ties to their classes 27. Heavy metal band named after a medieval torture device 28. Messy campsite treat 29. Busted person’s promise 30. Egg’s spot 31. Band with the 2020 album “Power Up” 35. Greek wedge salad topping 36. Escape from the law 37. Phobos and Deimos’s dad 39. Newspaper’s name 40. Turned red 42. Conclusion 43. Masters failures 44. The Congo is its most recent member 47. “The Descent of Man” subjects 48. Prepare for Christmas, say 49. Prefix with nautical or drome 50. Fuse with fire 51. Brown bird 52. Fails to be 55. Put under a spell 56. ___ Lilly (pharmaceutical company)

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