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A few months ago, our team was doing a vision session about the special issues we wanted to tackle in 2020. It surprised me to hear the words, “We should do a money issue” tumbling out of my mouth. We’re a local paper and not a business or finance magazine, after all—so why would we take on such a topic? While lots of spit-balling happens in vision sessions, I think the kernel of wisdom I had back then was rooted in knowing that too many of my Gen X and Millennial friends find themselves despairing at their financial prospects. Bend real estate is too expensive for them. Child care costs are crippling them. Saving for anything beyond the next pair of skis seems daunting. While putting out a Money Issue isn’t going to solve the world’s (or Central Oregon’s) financial problems, I believe taking this issue on locally, and offering a few bright spots in the way of entry points to saving, side-hustling, investing and the like is an endeavor worth doing. Read on and see if you leave feeling a bit more equipped to face the future. MONEY ISSUE: Tips, tricks and info about handling and making money in 2020. Wealth inequality – Bend is in the top 12% of wealth inequality nationwide. We unpack why. p. 6 Starting the Savings Habit – Little tweaks to add to your piggy bank. p. 8 Gig Economy – The pros & cons of “gigging” full or part time. p. 9 Musicians and money – Locals weigh in on money in the digital age. p. 12 The side hustle – Artists strive to go from side work to a full-time biz. p. 23 An interview with David Rosell – Bend-based author and personal finance expert talks compound interest and more. p. 23 CHOW—Bug protein, mocktails and cheese tea? p.24 A look ahead at food trends in the 2020s OUTSIDE—Youth sports level up p.29 A look at the changes happening at MBSEF, BEA and Bend Hoops.


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his week, we’re putting out our first Money Issue aimed at giving people some food for thought about handling finances in the new decade. Imagine our surprise when, on the day this issue was going to press, a serious money-related issue popped up at the City of Bend. This one is not about the prospect of massive amounts of public money being spent on transportation or Mirror Pond—but instead, about a massive data breach that may have affected thousands of people who pay their City of Bend utility bills online. It appears I’m one of them. The City of Bend announced Tuesday that Bendites who made one-time payments or set up auto pay for their utility bills through the City’s Click2Gov online portal between Aug. 30 and Oct. 14, 2019 likely had their card information breached. “We believe that less than 5,000 City utility customers may have been affected by this incident,” City of Bend Communications Manager Joshua Romero told the Source in an email. City officials say CentralSquare, the third-party vendor that supplies Click2Gov, discovered that someone had inserted “malicious code” into the Click2Gov software, which “allowed an unauthorized party to copy personal payment card information from customers who logged into the system,” the City’s press release stated. City officials said they’re working with a forensic investigator, outside legal counsel, local and federal law enforcement and CentralSquare to find out more about the incident. They say the malicious code has been removed from the Click2Gov site, and that customers can now pay online safely once again. “Prior to this incident, the City was anticipating implementing the new payment processing services provider within the next 12 months. We are exploring the possibility of expediting that implementation as a result of this incident,” Romero wrote. Meanwhile, “CentralSquare’s Click2Gov platform has been hacked repeatedly since 2017,” OPB’s Emily Cureton reported late Tuesday. If there was a time to leave a platform, it was apparently a while ago. The City says it’s sending a letter in the mail to customers it believes are affected—including information about how affected people can take part in one year of free credit and identity monitoring service. I called the hotline number provided by the City to find out if I am on the list of people getting

a letter. A man from Kroll Fraud Solutions, a company he said the City has contracted to work with on the breach, told me he didn’t have any information about credit monitoring. He didn’t know if I was on the list and said I should wait and see if a letter arrived. Seeing as how mail service has to leave Bend and go to the Willamette Valley before it makes its way back to mailboxes in Bend, I’ll be looking forward, semi-patiently, to getting that notification in the mail. But coincidentally, I was hacked just days ago. Looking back at my bank records, I made two one-time payments, using my debit card, to the City of Bend during the time in question. On Jan. 1, the same card was involved in a flurry of fraud attempts. I have my bank to thank for rejecting the whopping 47 charges attempted on my debit card from locations all around the world, from Singapore to the Netherlands to Brazil. As we put out this Money Issue, it seems that one lesson here is, “cash is still king,” though, if you’re like me, you’ve fallen into the trap of thinking technology and electronic payments are convenient enough to be willing to ignore the potential risks. In the 21st Century, society, as we are now finding out in a number of arenas, has blindly believed in tech—from online payments to social media algorithms to electronic voting—often to society’s detriment. Why do we so blindly jump to our own demises? How many more digital hiccups must we endure before we see a significant retraction toward the analog? For example, Oregon is heralded for its innovative voting system—but it’s not a tech-y system, it’s an analog one. In spite of all the promise of technology, a vote-by-mail system that ensures each person gets a piece of paper in the mail (and now can send it back free of charge) is the method heralded. In Minnesota, an article this week in the StarTribune detailed how 40-year-old tractors are a hot item, largely due to their lack of sophisticated tech. Hackers have a full-time gig in targeting victims. So how can we ensure our public stewards have the tools, expertise and awareness they need to combat that? In this case, were they aware that their payment provider had a track record of recent breaches with other cities? While information is still coming out about the City’s recent breach, and questions abound about when, how and why the City is poised to move to another payment vendor, the public should be vigilant in demanding that the City of Bend does all it can to protect our data in the future. In terms of personal responsibility, may we all remember that data is king these days—but cash still works, too. 


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CENTRAL OREGON NEEDS ITS GLACIERS Over the past four decades, Central Oregon warmed annually by 1-2 degrees Fahrenheit. Collier Glacier on North Sister lost 75% of its area over the last century. The two changes are related. At humanity’s current carbon emission rate, climate models predict that Central Oregon may warm by over 9 degrees Fahrenheit by 2100; this is equivalent to raising the annual snowline from the lowest ski lift to the top of Mt. Bachelor. One of the most consequential effects this warmth will have is on Central Oregon’s snowpack and glaciers. Oregon has roughly 2 million winter sports participants that bring in over $120,000,000 annually. Decreased snowpack and glaciers will have a large impact on Central Oregon’s recreation related economies. The snow- and glacier-covered Cascade peaks hold special meaning to central Oregon Native Americans. While it is not our place to speculate what the impact would be on the identity of the Klamath Tribes and Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs when Crater Lake and Mt. Jefferson cease to be cloaked in white, it seems that there could be significant cultural consequences. The loss of snow and ice may violate the United States’ federal trust responsibility to the tribes, particularly when half of Mt. Jefferson and its glaciers are on tribal lands and provide important surface and groundwater for the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. The loss of summer meltwater will impact the cultural identity of C’waam and Koptu fishing for the Klamath Tribes and salmon for the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.  Over 70% of Central Oregon’s freshwater originates from snow and glacier melt. Oregon water rights laws were enacted in 1909 under a fundamentally different climate as the Little Ice Age ended. 110 years later,


citizens who want to keep Oregon’s water rights laws unchanged should work to stop Cascade glacier retreat and snowpack decline. We believe the best means to reduce these impacts of global warming is to assess, observe and preserve our Cascade glaciers on the Three Sisters, Broken Top and Mt. Jefferson. Glaciers smooth out year-to-year snowpack variations and document long-term changes in snowpack. If high Cascade glaciers disappear, so will Central Oregon’s snowpack. The State should fund a glacier monitoring program that has a multidecadal mandate to measure glacier snowfall and melt on one glacier per volcano and glacier dimensional change for every glacier. This could be conducted at a cost far less than $100,000 a year.  Such information would allow for detailed assessments of when a given glacier will disappear, altering water availability, farming, ranching, forestry, recreation and fishing. The glacier information would also permit climate action via reduced carbon emissions to save these glaciers rather than let them die and turn the snow- and ice-covered high Cascades into a Tolkienesque Mordor of black volcanoes. Responsible citizens should want to keep our glaciers healthy, which in turn means our snowpack is healthy. Contact your representatives and tell them to push for a State-mandated and -funded program to study and protect our glaciers and snowpack. — Dr. Anders Eskil Carlson, Carlson Climate Consulting LLC. —Aaron J. Hartz, Hartz Science Explorations.

RE: FASCISM? NEVER HERE, LETTERS, 12/12 & 12/19 A recent letter to the Source lamented: “Socialism is increasingly favored by young and impressionable, uninformed voters.” Had today’s young whippersnappers paid better attention in high school and college, instead of looking over their shoulders for the next

mass shooter, they would better understand and appreciate establishment politics. Were they attending class, instead of striking for the climate, youngsters would know that the oscillating Democratic and Republican presidencies of the past 50 years have employed all the best science to bequeath them a stable and prosperous planet Earth. If they tuned in to the evening news, instead of working a second job to pay down college or medical debt, they would have heard about upward mobility. The youngest, and therefore most naive, voters will visit the polls in 2020 without ever having known what it is for America to be at peace in the world--or how bad that would be for our military-industrial complex. The same letter writer implied that Hitler was a socialist because Nazi is an abbreviation for national socialism. Young people must take that to heart. Everything, and especially politicians, are exactly what they say they are, and always deliver exactly what they promise. Never mind that the radical Encyclopedia Britannica says: “Were the Nazis socialists? No, not in any meaningful way...To say that Hitler understood the value of language would be an enormous understatement. Propaganda played a significant role in his rise to power. To that end, he paid lip service to the tenets suggested by a name like National Socialist German Workers’ Party, but his primary—indeed, sole—focus was on achieving power whatever the cost and advancing his racist, anti-Semitic agenda” ( were-the-nazis-socialists).  It’s a good thing that young people don’t read the encyclopedia, or else it might occur to them that Hitler was no more a socialist than Trump is a populist. —Matt Orr


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walkable grocery stores and restaurants and other shop potential within a half mile walk for every home. I am also surprised that a town that is known for outdoor sports, including bicycling, is so difficult and unsafe to maneuver on a bike. Bend is growing in many positive ways, yet it is leaving walkable neighborhoods out of the mix. —Jim Reichle

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Poverty WITH A VIEW? Bend ranks in the top 12% for income inequality compared to other U.S. cities By Laurel Brauns


ince the Great Recession and Occupy Wall Street, economists and left-leaning politicians have been calling out “the 1%,” the small number of people in the U.S. that hold most of the wealth. French economist Thomas Piketty wrote that not since the Gilded Age of the 1920s—immediately preceding the Great Depression—have the American people experienced such a divide between the rich and poor. In his book “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” Piketty argues that labor income inequality “is probably higher than in any other society at any time in the past, anywhere in the world, including societies in which skill disparities were extremely large.” But how does this track out in Bend? At first glance it’s hard to miss the juxtaposition between the multimillion-dollar mansions on Awbrey Butte compared with the cars and tents on nearby Bureau of Land Management land. But are these just extreme examples? Are most people in the third-fastest-growing city in the U.S. living the prosperous, middle-class dream? I dug

into some local data to find out. Income Spectrum Comparing the incomes of Bend’s top 1% to the bottom 99%, Bend ranked 108th out of 916 cities for inequality, according to the Economic Policy Institute, which used IRS Statistics of Income data through 2015. The top 1% percent of people in Bend then made 21.7 times more than average income of the bottom 99%. Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau from 2014-2018 revealed that in Deschutes County, 25% of households made over $100,000 a year, while the bottom 25% made less than $35,000. The income poverty rate is currently 7.1%, according to Census data. Do people in Bend make a lot of passive income through investments and rental property? Digging into the numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reveals that income in Deschutes County is 8.5% higher than in the rest of the state. This contrasts with the U.S. Census estimates of median earnings in Bend, which are only 1.3% higher than the

state’s. Why is there a difference? Damon Runberg, a regional Central Oregon economist with the Oregon Employment Department told the Source that this is because the BEA data is able to track some money earned beyond wages. This passive income is often earned as a result of having more accumulated wealth—owning property and stocks, for example. “We have a higher share of income in Deschutes County from dividends, interest and rent,” Runberg said. “Much of that is the impact of a higher share of retirees, but also people who have income from rental properties or stock sales. We also

had a notably higher share of personal income coming from the self-employed.” Zooming out to incomes in all of Oregon, Runberg’s colleague Barbara Peniston at the OED demonstrated that the wages of middle and lower-class Oregonians have risen slightly since 1990, while the 1%’s income has grown by 52%. The top 10th of the 1%’s wages have more than doubled to a median of $1 million in 2018. Meanwhile all wage earners in the bottom 80% have seen their share of wages decrease since 1990, with the largest losses experienced by the middle class. According to the Oregon Center for Public Policy, the median Oregon Oregon Employment Departmen

Since 1990, the top 1% of Oregon’s wage-earners has seen its slice of total wages increase by 40%, while the middle class has seen its share shrink by 12%.

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income in 2016 was $35,600, only $1,850 higher than it was in 1980, after adjusting for inflation. Runberg’s data shows an upward trend in wages in Oregon between 2014 and 2017, driven by low unemployment. These gains benefited workers across the income spectrum, and increases in the minimum wage have been especially beneficial for those in the bottom 20%, according to a wagegrowth study Runberg published in 2018. Wealth and Housing Outside of income, wealth inequality paints a much starker picture. On a national level, the top 1/10th of 1% of Americans own more wealth than the bottom 80% combined, according to Bloomberg Businessweek. Wealth is defined as the sum total of everything a person owns, minus what they owe. This includes everything from a home (or many homes), to money in savings accounts, investments in stocks and bonds and retirement accounts. Debts are a combination of student loans, mortgages, credit card balances and any other bills that need to be paid. The bottom half of Americans combined have negative net worth, meaning their debts are greater than their assets. According to, people in Bend are highly leveraged. Bend ranked in the 94th percentile for unsustainable credit card debt, meaning it will take Bendites longer to pay off the debt

and cost them more to do so. This could be an indication that high costs of living are requiring some to go into debt to continue to live here. Sonia Capece, HomeSource Director at NeighborImpact, explained how wealth and income inequality are connected to Bend’s affordable housing crisis. “The median income in Bend is $63,680, so middle-income housing would cost $318,400 for two full-time wage earners, using the House Price to Income Ratio of 2.5,” she said. “Today, an MLS search produces 28 listings for sale in that price range, and most of them are manufactured homes.” It is impossible to know whether much of Bend’s real estate has been purchased by wealthy people from outside of town over the last few decades. But Capece believes that as many people lost their homes during the Great Recession, at least some of that real estate was bought as investment property or second homes by people who had higher incomes than the average Bend worker—a pattern that continues to drive prices beyond the reach of the local middle class. Those who can’t afford homes are paying the price through rising rents, Capece said. What Caused Wealth Inequality? There are dozens of interconnected reasons that inequality is on the rise, but

here are Piketty’s top hypotheses: -Blue-collar, middle-class jobs have moved overseas or have been automated -The buying power of the minimum wage has decreased -Skyrocketing costs of healthcare and education -Union membership has dropped by more than a half, combined with weaker labor protections -Changes in the tax code that have benefited the wealthy while some companies offshore profits -Tech giants like Google, Amazon and Apple concentrate prosperity in places where they’re located -Antimonopoly policy degraded beginning in the 1970s, contributing to the rise of Walmart and Amazon -CEO salaries have skyrocketed According to Piketty, wealth inequality in the U.S. follows a chronological U shape, peaking in 1930, dropping to historic lows in the ‘50s and ‘60s, and then reaching the heights of the Roaring ‘20s again today. He writes that inequality declined in the mid 20th Century because of the redistribution policies of President Franklin Roosevelt, the high tax rates on the wealthy (up to 70%) and the strength of the labor movement. Want more on this story? This story continues with possible solutions that could mitigate income inequality and much more at

In years past, the Source Weekly’s Give Guide helped local nonprofits get the word out. But this year, the program went one giant step further by partnering with What If We Could and adding a digital giving component,, in which people could donate directly to any nonprofit involved, all from one place. Those giant steps had a giant impact, with the new version of the program collecting $580,000 in its inaugural year. While people donated generously to dozens of nonprofits, the top-fundraising nonprofit was the Boys and Girls Club of Bend, receiving $134,992 through the program, followed by Saving Grace and First Story. The Boys and Girls Club earned an additional $25,000 in matching funds from an anonymous donor for being the top fundraiser in the program. “This campaign was so aptly named—Central Oregon Gives,” said Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Juliana Williams. “As we kick off our 25th anniversary of building great futures for Bend’s youth, we are deeply grateful to each donor who gave generously to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend. The future is bright!” What if We Could’s founder, Rys Fairbrother, and Source Publisher Aaron Switzer are already looking ahead to the next holiday season, aiming to raise $1 million in contributions in 2020. 

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For the Money Issue, locals share their tricks for adding coin to the proverbial piggy bank By Nicole Vulcan


ou’ve likely heard some of the doom and gloom: 40% of Americans don’t have $400 cash on hand to pay for an emergency expense, says the Federal Reserve. In 2019, 69% of respondents in a GoBankingRates poll reported having less than $1,000 in a savings account, compared with 58% in 2018. Many average Americans are underwater and owe more than they own (see this week’s “Poverty with a View?” story). Here’s another one: 23% of Americans put ZERO percent of their paychecks into savings, according to a 2019 survey from First National Bank of Omaha. If you fall into one of those categories, don’t despair. I’m here to tell you that you can do a lot better than zero, even if you don’t think you can. As a single parent who’s chosen, well, one of the “less lucrative” careers out there, I was one of all of the above during at least some period in my life. And with two college degrees under my financial belt, paying for said degrees still hits hard every month. At some points, putting even $10 away seemed tough, and I know that’s the case for many working adults who live paycheck to paycheck. But somewhere along the way, I got serious about putting money away. Even putting $10 away each month is progress. It wasn’t easy, yet learning from others around me, I found something that worked: Start a savings (or in my case, investment) account and then make it hard for yourself to draw from the account. One friend, Andy, told me long ago about cutting up the debit card associated with his savings account so he can’t access it. Some, like me, also choose accounts that take up to 10 days to withdraw from. It’s not the method to use if you’re working on getting up to that $400 in emergency savings that you might need to access in a hurry, but more of a way to really see yourself stacking up some cash for the future. (To get to the $400-in-cash mark, I bought a piggy bank that has to be broken to get

the cash out of it—literally a “break the bank” tactic.) By adding savings to my budget—and then actually sitting down and budgeting every single month—I went from eking out a few bucks a month, to putting away several hundred a month within a year. It’s still not enough, according to financial planners looking at my retirement prospects, but it’s more than zero. What amazed me most was that by writing down all of my expenses, including the savings, and then paying those

Ryan, Engineer “We all could be better at savings; nonetheless, what has worked for us is keeping an eye on our overall goals. Whenever discussing money or budget, start with reviewing your long-term goals and the decisions to save versus spend become much more focused. This is as true at home as it is for making business decisions.” AJ, Nurse “I save for retirement and have it auto withdrawn from my paychecks, so I never see it and take advantage of the tax savings. I put the maximum in that my company matches plus a 1% increase every year automatically. I also utilize a healthcare savings account that I contribute to, and my employer does, too. Whatever I don’t use rolls over to the next year. In addition, I use my tax refund for unexpected expenses that come up throughout the year.”

Seriously, I hide money from myself. I picked up this piggy bank, with only a thin "in" hole and no "out" hole, to stash emergency cash. The harder it is for you to save, the harder you should make it to dip into the savings.

things before I had the chance to spend my money on anything else, I found that I actually had more money left over than I thought—so then I started adding more to the savings. While none of my tactics will be ground-breaking for people who are already financially secure and savvy, they’re rock-bottom basics I had to learn. I also asked some locals to share the tricks they employ to ensure they’re saving money every month:

Joe, Teacher “I’m terrible at saving money. My best ‘saving’ habit is to have some of my paycheck deposited directly to a savings account. Also, grocery shopping and meal planning so I don’t eat out too much helps.” Carla, Retired Teacher “We hired a financial advisor to help keep our finances on track. Our financial plan consisted of automatic monthly

installments directly deposited into our savings accounts.” Ashley, State Government Employee and Landlord “One thing that I do is take out the max amount possible pre-tax for child care. I submit all my child care receipts at the same time. Then I do a happy dance that I managed to save $5,000 without even trying.  “We also do what Andy does with one of our checking accounts. We pay our mortgage for one of our rentals out of that account and deposit the rent checks there. We make sure to not carry the debit card and we don’t touch the account except for that purpose. By the end of the year,  we have saved another $6,000  (if all goes well). “So that’s my lazy way of saving about $11,000 a year.” Risha, Farmer “The primary way that I save money is by needing less or doing without. I also save by generating what I need on the land that I have to work with or in community. I make various things (canned goods, saved seed, plants, tinctures, wine, cider, vinegar, etc.) that I can trade with others or use to generate money.   “All of these things also make nice gifts for friends and family, so I don’t tend to purchase gifts. Growing my own food saves money. Building community helps me save money since I have many people that have a variety of skills that I can trade things with.  By having the skills to be able to fix things or make things, I can save from having to buy things or pay for that skill. “We save money by designing our lives to use a bicycle as much as possible, limiting our investment in fossil fuels and car maintenance. When we do use the car, we make sure that we do multiple things in that trip.   “I also save money by hiding it from myself.  When I put my winter clothes away for the summer, I tuck money into the pockets. I do the same with my summer clothes when they go away for the winter.   “Having a cash-based business also helps.  During nursery season, I rarely take money out of my bank account, only when I need to keep track of business write-offs.” 

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More Oregonians turn to the gig economy to supplement their incomes—but some Bendites share why it’s not yet a replacement for a full-time job



he ways in which people spend their money has changed drastically over the past decade. Mobile phones have become instantaneous portals to whatever services we need, whatever products we want, whatever food we crave. Uber, Lyft, UberEats, AirBnB, DoorDash… anything we desire is (literally) at our fingertips. Those who cater to those needs are members of a unique workforce. Rather than work traditional jobs for company owners or corporations, they work on a gig-to-gig basis, usually directly for the consumer. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, roughly 11% of American workers were working the gig economy full-time in 2017. The number of those working part-time is far greater (55 million people altogether). More than 36% of American workers are part of the gig economy. That number is projected to jump to 43% by this year. What is the gig economy? Josh Lehner, an economist with the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis, explained the difference between freelance work and this recent economic shift. “I really think we need to work on defining gig economy,” he wrote in an email to the Source. “To some people it means anyone with a 1099. But contractors, consultants and freelance designers have been around for a long time. Remote

work is growing over time, but remote work isn’t the gig economy.” According to the National Association of Counties, there are two main types of gig employees—those who provide labor, and those who provide goods. Labor providers are generally lower income. A report by CNBC states that rideshare and delivery drivers typically make between $12 and $15 per hour, after costs. Goods providers are generally higher income, usually at least college educated. Offered goods might include clothing, arts and crafts (think Etsy), or household supplies. Usually, both labor-providers and goods-providers have other jobs or full-time careers, and “gig” to supplement their income.  “When it comes to the self-employed, average incomes tend to be lower than average wages for workers in traditional jobs. There are a lot of people who do a little side work—I teach a class every couple of years—so when you average out all the people with a little bit of extra income with the smaller section of full-time workers, the average is lower than straight wages for traditional jobs,” Lehner wrote.  Zachary Avis, a Bend local who’s been driving Uber and Lyft part-time for over a year, notes that while the extra income is helpful, earnings are inconsistent. “Pay is dependent on several variables,”

Zachary Avis, local Lyft and Uber driver, looks forward to more consistent work and more room for growth.

he said. “How many drivers are on the road and the number of potential clients. If there are too many drivers for the number of customers in the region, it waters down the amount of money you can make. If you want to make decent money, you have to stay out later than the other drivers.” Avis also works at Costco, and with a looming pay increase, he’s excited to fully transition out of the gig economy. “Costco has several high-scale pay increases for me down the road, plus ample benefits,” he explained. “Working for Uber and Lyft is like being at a dead-end job where there’s no room for growth.” Tom Thurman, a local who drove for Uber full-time for five months in 2017, explained why he got out of the gig business almost as soon as he entered it. “I was making about $500 a week, but I was driving between six and seven hours every day,” he said. “You can make more depending on how much time you put in, but you’re still making just about minimum wage.” Now, Thurman works as a server at McKay Cottage. Unsplash

Lyft and Uber drivers dominate the roads on major drinking holidays, but how lucrative is the gig the rest of the time?

“I make way more money now,” he said. “It’s more reliable, less ‘feast or famine.’” He also mentioned that driving full-time became very tedious very quickly. “I didn’t enjoy sitting in a car for such long periods of time. I got burnt out on the same conversations, the small talk. ‘Where are you from? What brought you to Bend?’” Cleaning puke out of the back of his Camry on St. Patrick’s Day was also not ideal, he said. Despite the fluctuations in pay, the gig economy does allow for more flexibility. People can decide their own hours and take on as many “jobs” as they feel comfortable with. However, lack of benefits combined with an inconsistent income leave many “gigsters” in the lurch. For now, it looks like gigging will be mainly utilized as a way for lower and middle-class Oregonians to support their existing incomes. The State of Oregon Employment Department reported that for the past two decades, Oregon workers were more likely to hold two or more jobs than their national counterparts. “In 2018, 110,000 Oregonians held more than one job in addition to their primary job and were considered to be multiple jobholders,” ODE reported.  “The multiple-jobholding rate—the proportion of multiple jobholders among all employed workers 16 years and older— was 5.5 percent, which was above the U.S. rate of 5.0 percent.” Lehner suggested that while the economy will grow along with the population, a major shift won’t come anytime soon. “I don’t envision that these on-demand jobs will encompass a huge portion of the labor market. The flexibility is beneficial for some people; they can supplement their incomes when they need to. However, most people prefer steady paychecks. Yet if more and more people end up actually doing these types of jobs full-time, that means more competition for traditional employers to find workers. This would cause employers to raise wages further to attract and retain employees, and make traditional work more appealing.” 


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Bordering on the boisterous, this band’s sound hearkens back to the old-world pubs of Europe. Influenced by the traditional music of Ireland and Scotland and infused with a ripple of American bluegrass, Five Pint Mary delivers a fresh and lively world sound. All ages welcome! Wed., Jan. 8, 7-10pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St., Bend. No cover.




Comedian Jake Silberman (deemed Portland’s Funniest Person in 2018), is known for his impromptu crowd work. He’ll be joined by Max Fortune, another locally beloved Portland comedian, for a night filled with belly laughs. Fri., Jan. 10, 8-10pm. Seven Nightclub, 1033 NW Bond St., Bend. $7/adv., $10/door.




Juniper & Gin delivers finely crafted songs with excellent musicianship, three-part harmonies and real, gritty soul. The band’s sound encompasses multiple genres, including bluegrass, folk and old country. A night of dancing, drinks and delicious food. Thu., Jan. 9, 6-8pm. River’s Place, 787 NE Purcell Blvd., Bend. No cover.



The Queen is Madame Richard Tucker, from the Cult of Tuck. The three jesters are Cody Parr, Ben Moore and Cody Michael. Door opens at 7pm, show starts at 8pm. 18 and over please—things are expected to get raunchy! Fri., Jan. 10, 7pm. The Capitol, 190 NW Oregon Ave., Bend. $7/adv., $10/door.

Some of your favorite Central Oregon comics are showing off their skills. Come laugh at their jokes and cheer on their incredible talents! Music, dancing, Rubik’s cube solving and even live knitting! A portion of every ticket sold will go to the Central Oregon Youth Symphony. Featuring Cody Parr, Johnny Alfredo, Cole Robeson and Cody Michael. Sat., Jan. 11, 8-11pm. Silver Moon Brewing, 24 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. $10.



Six feet deep in a brutally cold Idaho winter, members of Porch Light first came together to create a space for warmth and connection through music in the Wood River Valley. These whiskey-soaked evenings inspired an earnest exchange of original lyrics that eventually became the honey-sweet harmonies and thoughtful folk songs found on their debut EP. Sat., Jan. 11, 6-8pm. On Tap, 1424 NE Cushing Dr., Bend. No cover.


NOMADIC February 20



Supporting The Guardian Group, a group of exelite military who are “bringing the fight to human trafficking.” Never played? No problem! Beginners, bring a friend to Widgi Creek from 4-6pm for a 30-minute intro, a drink ticket and 90 minutes of playtime. Paddles provided! All others, show up at 6pm and $20 will get you two hours of amazing game-play and a drink ticket. Sat., Jan. 11, 4-6pm and 6-8pm. Widgi Creek Golf Club, 18707 SW Century Dr., Bend. $20.



Grow Your Business is a series of classes for small businesses, sole proprietors, virtual assistant, nonprofits and independent contractors. The intention is to stimulate growth in your business by going back to the basics, but with modern-day lingo. We all need a great resume, whether it be virtual or on paper. This informational seminar will ensure that your character and skills are being communicated as best as they can be. Sun., Jan. 12, 5-7pm. Porter Brewing Co., 611 NE Jackpine Court #2, Redmond. $5.



Join BendFilm for the much-anticipated “Food for Thought Series,” which consists of a mid-afternoon matinée at the Tin Pan followed by dinner at Joolz. Programming Associates Ellen & Peter Shelton will lead a discussion before the film and at the post-screening dinner. Meet fellow film enthusiasts and share your thoughts! Tue., Jan. 14, 2:30pm. Tin Pan Theater, 869 NW Tin Pan Alley, Bend. $35.

THE SING-OFF February 22



Jeffrey Silverstein is a Portland-based musician and one half of the band Nassau. He expertly experiments with ambient, instrumental and new age sounds. Weezy Ford, a female singer-songwriter, also based in Portland, has been described as a “rollicking figure of rock ‘n’ roll abandon.” Fri., Jan. 10, 6pm. The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse, 13300 Hwy 20, Sisters. No cover.

Money I$$UE





Will Play For Less

In honor of the Money Issue, local musicians talk about the economic challenges of making a living doing what they love By Laurel Brauns Erica Swantek

“Everything is free now, that’s what they say; everything I’ve ever done, gotta give it away. Someone hit the big score, they figured it out; that we’re gonna do it anyway, even if it doesn’t pay.” -Gillian Welch, “Everything is Free” from “Time (The Revelator)”


atrick Pearsall is a local bass player who, for the 10th year in a row, performed over 200 shows this past year. Eric Leadbetter, a Bend-based classic-rock singer/songwriter, played 260. Both are thankful that playing music supports their livelihood, and both assure me that actually making money from the local music scene takes a lot more than talent. How do performers and songwriters make money these days, when music is so readily available for free? Stream an album on Spotify, catch your favorite local act for no cover, or rock out to Grammy-award winning artists at free downtown festivals. Is it even possible for local musicians to make a living from their craft? Pearsall moved to Bend from Aberdeen, Washington, (home of Kurt Cobain) in 1991, partly for musical opportunity. While Aberdeen was “depressed,” lacked venues and offered little for an aspiring musician, Bend in the ‘90s at least had a few places to perform. M & J Tavern was one of the primary hotspots back then, hosting a weekly open mic night and local bands, Pearsall said. It remains one of the only venues that has survived 30 years later.

Eric Leadbetter is a class-rock singer/songwriter who played 260 live shows last year. He says he’s one of a few local musicians who make a living through music alone.

Pearsall believes that the kind of people who are attracted to Bend tend to financially support musicians in a way that is not as common in big cities and smaller towns like Aberdeen. Many newcomers are affluent, active and are often retired, with lots of joie de vivre. Leadbetter agrees. He moved here from southern Oregon four years ago. He had tour stops in Bend for years with his band Jive Coulis and took note of both the enthusiasm and the size of the crowds. Now that he lives here, he’s grateful for the number of Baby Boomers that resonate with his ‘60s- and ‘70s-rock inspired style, and says they’re usually willing to tip generously and buy albums. Both Leadbetter and Pearsall teach music on the side to supplement their night job. They both told the Source the typical gig pays $100-$125 per player, per night—a rate that

hasn’t budged since before they were born. There is much better money to be made playing high-end resorts and weddings, but those are seasonal, Leadbetter said. Gabe Johnson—a local musician and owner of Parallel 44 Presents—moved to Bend in 2006. He’s booked 1,150 shows in Bend as either a performer, a booking agent or a promoter hosting national acts. Johnson says he’s felt the squeeze of competition caused by the influx of free shows at the $100/night “menu venues,” which split the audience for the ticketed events he hosts through his promotion company. He laments the irony that these local gigs are usually played by his friends. “There’s not enough people to support all the cooks in the kitchen,” Johnson said. “Many of those musicians are getting underpaid, accepting deals from venues that they should not accept. There’s

no labor solidarity. The days of music unions having power are long gone.” Yet, Johnson still believes that the musician’s version of the American Dream is out there. He’s watched bands go from busking on the streets of Portland to bringing in $5,000 a night, six or seven years later. He says it takes a particular kind of resilience to get through the “peanut butter and jelly” years of losing money on tour and coming home without rent money over and over. What about all the opportunities online to make millions from adoring fans across the globe? The accessibility of music online has leveled the playing field for those looking for exposure, but destroyed much hope of making money through the sales of original music. Leadbetter says he’s been selling his music online for a decade and has made around $500. Here is some musical math from Soundcharts, a music streaming data aggregator: Royalties from 1,000 song plays = $7 from Spotify $1.65 from Pandora $5.50 from Apple Music and Google Mp3 sales used to be somewhat lucrative—artists net about $6.50 per album— but because of streaming, music fans aren’t buying digital albums as much anymore. Sales of downloads fell by 21.2% in 2019 and even more the year before, according to Forbes. Today, downloads account for only 7.7% of global music industry revenues. Maybe $100 for playing down at the bar doesn’t sound so bad after all? 


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ne of the most exciting acts rising out of Portland right now is Weezy Ford—the dreamy rock project of Louisa Ford, who happens to be the younger sister of fellow Portland-based musician Sallie Ford. Rounding out Weezy Ford’s musical endeavors as collaborators are Mark Robertson on bass and Dustin Dybvig on drums, who serve as the perfect complement to Ford’s haunting vocals. In November, Ford followed up her 2016 EP, “Bobbypin Graveyard,” with her debut album, “Sugarcane,” signaling her arrival as another great player in Portland’s rock scene. “Sugarcane” is really the perfect name for this record—you can hear the sweetness in Ford’s tone as she beams through the fuzzy and granular mix of synths and guitar throughout the 11 tracks. On the album, Ford finds herself hovering in a space somewhere between garage rock and bedroom pop, stirring up what is quite a delightful mix to the ear. The transition from “Flightless Bird” to “Don’t Let It All Hang Out” is a brilliant moment that displays Ford’s finesse as an artist. The former is a smooth, psychedelic-country jam, whereas the latter cranks it up a couple of notches into a momentous session of rock (the drums here are soooo good). It’s that kind of jump that puts Ford’s range as an artist under the microscope. No style or song structure

is too big or off-kilter in her mind— and each track becomes unique to the minds at work in Weezy Ford. With “Sugarcane,” you can never really predict what’s coming up next. One track might sound like the score to an eerie ‘80s ballet (“Pools of Dreams”), and the next an entrancing love song (“Sugarcane”). The album honestly sounds like the soundtrack to my dreams when I eat ice cream right before bed—extremely vivid, a little trippy, and yet somehow finds a way to be fun, happy and dark all at the same time. The album’s closer, “Canyon Country,” perfectly represents that—the slide guitar lulls you into a comfort before the static comes in and abruptly wakes you up. It’s a momentous yet light way to end the album, representing the musical cherry on top of Ford’s debut. The way Ford is able to showcase her vocals in such an ethereal way—not ever becoming louder than the instrumentation or production around her, is what makes this project so great. She’s found the perfect pocket to float in and out of, but never pushes the boundary too far. Even in this restraint, it’s Ford’s vocals that make you come back for more.  Jeffrey Silverstein w/ Weezy Ford Fri., Jan. 10, 6-8pm The Suttle Lodge 13300 Hwy 20, Sisters $12/adv., $18/day of


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Join Dr. Ryan Nelson, a St. Charles pulmonologist, who will explain what is currently known about vaping-associated pulmonary illness (VAPI) and its potential health consequences. A University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine-trained physician, Dr. Nelson spent a full year doing research on lung disease. At St. Charles Bend, Dr. Nelson splits his clinical time between the pulmonary clinic and Intensive Care Unit, allowing him to diagnose and treat vaping-associated pulmonary illnesses along the entire spectrum of severity. Doors open at 5:30 P.M. First come, first served, arrive early. Food and beverage sales help support this lecture series.


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8 Wednesday

9 Thursday

The Astro Lounge Bingo w/ Janney to ben-

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

Bledsoe Family Winery “Wine” Down

Wednesday’s with KC Flynn Long time local favorite KC Flynn plays an acoustic set. From Queen to Pearl Jam, you never know what’s next in this display of diversity. 6-8pm. No cover.

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

and free to play! Enjoy Central Oregon pint specials! Prizes include Cabin 22 gift cards! 7pm.

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

Craft Kitchen and Brewery Comedy Open

Mic Come watch local comics work on new material and people try stand up comedy for the first time. Free to watch and perform. Sign up 7:30pm, show starts at 8pm. 18+. Free.

Hub City Bar & Grill Karaoke What’s your go-to karaoke tune? 8:30pm. Immersion Brewing Geeks Who Drink Pub Trivia Win fun prizes and challenge your friends, or enemies, on obscure knowledge while enjoying craft beer and delicious food from our pub style kitchen. Come early for hoppy hour priced apps and drinks. 6-8pm. No cover. Kelly D’s Irish Sports Bar Rockin’ Robin Karaoke Rockin’ Robin takes our stage, running Bend’s #1 karaoke show. 7-11pm. No cover. Level State Beerhouse Bend Comedy Pub

Trivia Free to play, prizes to win and all ages until 9pm! Assemble a team or go at it alone, test your knowledge. 7pm. No cover.

M&J Tavern Wed Night Open Mic Bring your instruments and your friends. Everyone else come on by and support the local music scene. 21 and over. 6pm. No cover.

Maverick’s Country Bar & Grill Karaoke

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

McMenamins Old St. Francis School Five Pint Mary Bordering on the

boisterous, their sound hearkens back to the old-world pubs of Europe. Influenced by the traditional music of Ireland and Scotland, a bit of the Eastern block, and infused with a ripple of American Bluegrass, Five Pint Mary delivers a fresh and lively world sound. All ages welcome. 7-10pm. No cover.

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7th Street Brew House Bow Wow Bingo

Great food, wonderful brews and a whole lot of fun! Cards are $1 each for the first 2 games (or 6 for $5) and $2 each for the last 2 games (or 6 for $10). Benefitting the BrightSide Animal Center in Redmond. 6:30pm.

10 Friday Checkers Pub The Substitutes The band will get you up on the dance floor and get your feet movin’! Come eat, drink, dance and have fun! 8-11:30pm. No cover.

Hub City Bar & Grill DJ Chuck Boogie DJ

The Astro Lounge Rockin’ Robin Karaoke

spinning music from the 70’s to now! 9pm.   No cover.

Corey’s Bar & Grill Karaoke Come on down

Kelly D’s Irish Sports Bar Derek Michael Marc & Friends Derek Michael Marc and friends takes our stage! A great local talent with awesome vocals and guitar playing.   7:30-10pm. No cover.

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

Currents at the Riverhouse Riverhouse Music Series Highlighting local Central Oregon talent, the Riverhouse music series focuses on genres ranging from bluegrass, acoustic, indie, blues, jazz, singles and duos. 7-9pm. No cover. Hub City Bar & Grill Karaoke What’s your

go-to karaoke tune? 8:30pm.

McMenamins Old St. Francis School

Skillethead Drawing repertoire from the bluegrass tradition while interspersing original tunes, the group offers banjo-driven, vocal harmony-laden, good old American music with a twist. All ages welcome! 7-10pm. No cover.

Northside Bar & Grill Sweet Red and The

Hot Rod Billies Rockabilly show, featuring awesome local talent! 7:30pm. No cover.

River’s Place Juniper & Gin Juniper and Gin deliver finely crafted songs with excellent musicianship, three part harmonies and real soul. Their sound encompasses bluegrass, folk and old country. 6-8pm. No cover. Seven Nightclub Bend Comedy Open Mic

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

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

Northside Bar & Grill HWY 97 at The

Northside The hottest rock and roll band in Central Oregon! Band was founded in 2015. Band members are Gene Rogers, lead guitar and vocals, Chad Petersen, keyboards and vocals, Patrick Foreman, bass guitar and vocals, and Mike Carson, drums. 8:30-11:45pm. No cover.

Redmond Oregon VFW Post 4108

Redmond Social Club Dance with Dry Canyon Stampede Dance to live music by Central Oregon’s premier 7-piece country dance band, Dry Canyon Stampede. Dance lessons by Boot Scootin’ Good Time instructors. Open to the public. 21+. 6:45-11pm. $10.

ambient and new-age sounds, brings you this awesome, intimate fireside show. He's joined by Weezy Ford, a prolific female singer-songwriter. 6pm. No cover.

Tumalo Feed Co. Steak House Freddie

Gateley Live in the Saloon The Tumalo local is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who has been performing since age 11. Though rooted in bluegrass and Americana, his music also spans rock, jazz and blues. He has been working fulltime in the recording industry for over a decade. 7-9pm. No cover.

11 Saturday AVID Cider Co. Taproom MOON VIBES

- Matt Wax, Welterweight, Lonely Stacks and ChellyBen A monthly full moon dance party hosted by ChellyBean! January is a BEAT LAB RADIO takeover! Come dance to a variety of electronic genres played by some of Bend’s most talented - Matt Wax, Welterweight, Lonely Stacks and ChellyBean! 9pm-1am. No cover.

Broken Top Bottle Shop CinderTones Debut This local 5-piece band plays an eclectic mix of blues & rock cover tunes. Dance and singalong to the high energy music. 7-9pm. No cover. Checkers Pub The Substitutes The band will get you up on the dance floor and get your feet movin’! Come eat, drink, dance and have fun! 8-11:30pm. No cover.

Seven Nightclub Comedians Jake Silberman and Max Fortune Comedians Jake Silberman (Willamette Week Portland’s Funniest Person 2018) and Max Fortune perform at Seven Nightclub in downtown Bend! 8-10pm. $8/adv., $10/door.

High Desert Museum Thorn Hollow String Band Hear some toe-tapping tunes from our pioneering house band! Dancing encouraged. Second Saturday of every month, 11am-2pm. Museum admission.

Silver Moon Brewing Sleepless Truckers

Live classic rock show - come on down! 9pm. No cover.

Bend’s premier Outlaw Country Band. 9pm. $5.

Hub City Bar & Grill Friends of Lenny

Silver Moon Brewing Trivia on the Moon!

The Capitol 3 Jesters and a Queen The Queen is Madame Richard Tucker, from the Cult of Tuck. The three jesters are Cody Parr, Ben Moore and Cody Michael. Door opens at 7pm, show starts at 8pm. 18+. $7/adv., $10/door.

Kelly D’s Irish Sports Bar Rockin’ Robin Karaoke Rockin’ Robin takes our stage, running Bend’s #1 karaoke show. 8pm-12:30am. No cover.

The Capitol Cascadian Connection: Pha-

The Oxford Hotel Eldon “T” Jones & N Touch

us! 8pm-Midnight. No cover.

Voted best Trivia in Bend last year by Bend magazine! Bring your team and come down to the Moon every Thursday. Prizes to 1st and 2nd place teams! 7-9pm. Free.

ro, Ronin and Goleyeth Come join us for this mash-up of music, from dubstep to funk! 9pm. No cover.

The Lot Riella Riella, up-and-coming local

musician and only 16 years old, will play covers and original songs. 6-8pm. No cover.

Saxophonist Eldon “T” Jones touches the hearts of audiences with his profoundly genuine playing and his own groove jazz style he’s honed with his band, N Touch. 7pm.

The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse

Jeffrey Silverstein and Weezy Ford A Portland-based musician, who experiments with

Northside Bar & Grill Acoustic Open Mic

Heather Holt

Join us for open mic every Wednesday. 6pm.

River’s Place Bingo! Have fun, win cash priz-

Lava Lanes Karaoke Night Come sing with M&J Tavern Jess Ryan Band & Poolside Lep-

per Society With a seemingly unlikely mash-up, these two bands bring an evening of intensity and unleash pure power. 9pm. No cover.

Northside Bar & Grill HWY 97 at The

Northside The hottest rock and roll band in Central Oregon! Band was founded in 2015. Band members are Gene Rogers, lead guitar and vocals, Chad Petersen, keyboards and vocals, Patrick Foreman, bass guitar and vocals, and Mike Carson, drums. 8:30-11:45pm. No cover.

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

On Tap Porch Light - Live! Six feet deep in a brutally cold Idaho winter, members of Porch Light first came together to create a space for warmth and connection through music in the Wood River Valley. These whiskey-soaked evenings inspired an earnest exchange of original lyrics that eventually became the honey-sweet harmonies and thoughtful folk songs found on their debut EP. 6-8pm. No cover.

The Lot Wednesday Open Mic Night Everyone

Porter Brewing Traditional Irish Pub Music

es and support a local non-profit organization. 6-8pm. Cards $1-$5.

Seven Nightclub Hump Day Karaoke Every Wednesday night! 8pm. No cover.

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

Come down and lift your glass and voice in song as you enjoy some traditional session tunes with Patrick Flaherty and the gang. Second Saturday of every month, 6:30pm. No cover.

Tumalo Feed Co. Steak House Pat Thomas Live in the Saloon Pat Thomas, a veteran of over 50 years in music, settled in Bend in 1991. 6:30-8:30pm. No cover.

Silver Moon Brewing

Sweet Red and the Hot Rod Billies perform at the Northside Bar & Grill on Thu., Jan. 9 at 7:30pm!

Multi-Talented: Comedy & Talent Showcase Some of your favorite Central Oregon Comics are showing off their skills. You’ll laugh at their jokes

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and cheer their talent! We’ve got music, dancing, rubik’s cube solving, and live knitting! A portion of every ticket sold will go to the Central Oregon Youth Symphony. Featuring Cody Parr, Johnny Alfredo, Cole Robeson and Cody Michael. Hosted by Katy Ipock. 8-11pm. $10.

The Capitol DJ Big Cat Resident DJ mixing all styles for the party! 10pm. No cover.

Saxophonist Eldon “T” Jones touches the hearts of audiences with his profoundly genuine playing and his own groove jazz style he’s honed with his band, N Touch. 5 & 8pm.; Saxophonist Eldon “T” Jones touches the hearts of audiences with his profoundly genuine playing and his own groove jazz style he’s honed with his band, N Touch. 5 & 8pm.

The Lot Wednesday Open Mic Night Everyone

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

Tumalo Feed Co. Steak House Freddie

Worthy Brewing Jerry Jubilee - 1st Annual

POW Fundraiser A benefit concert for Protect Our Winters featuring Shady GroOove backing up special guest musicians Eric Leadbetter, Gabe Johnson, Mark Ransom, Jen Lande, Evan Mullins, Conner Bennett, Pat Mayer and Greg Botsford. All Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia tunes, all night. Raffle prizes include SnoPlanks, Jones Snowboards, and Mt. Bachelor passes. 6-11pm. $10.

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

Craft Kitchen and Brewery Sunday

Funday: Comedy Showcase Stand up comedy showcase featuring some of your local favorites! Hosted by Cody Michael. Featuring Gina Christopher, Jessica Taylor, Fredo, Jodi Compton and Conner Satterfield. 18+. Strong content expected. Door opens at 5pm. Get your tickets early! 6-8pm. $7.

Hub City Bar & Grill Open Mic All welcome

to sing or play an instrument, just come on in and get on Gordy’s signup sheet. 3-6pm. No cover.

River’s Place Sunday Funday Trivia + Happy

Tumalo Feed Co. Steak House Freddie

Join a collection of bluegrass musicians at On Tap on Mon, Jan. 13 from 6-8pm.

The Lot Bingo For a Cause There is a really good

reason people are crazy for bingo... cash winnings! The dot blotters, the anticipation of yelling out and the opportunity to support local non-profits in a fun and interactive way. 50/50 split each round between the bingo winner and the rotating local non-profit organizations. 6-8pm. No cover.

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

Broken Top Bottle Shop Trivia Tuesdays Every second and fourth Tuesday each month, it’s time for Bend’s entertaining trivia game show ‘Useless Knowledge Bowl” hosted live at Broken Top Bottle Shop on the large screen projector! 7-9pm. No cover. Cabin 22 Tequila Taco Tunes-Day West Side

Open Mic Night collects local musical talent, paired with $6 House Altos Margaritas & Famous Pork Verde Tacos and Hosted by Bend’s beloved Eric Leadbetter. . No cover.

Craft Kitchen and Brewery Comedy Open

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

Mic Come watch local comics work out new material and try stand up comedy! Free to watch and perform. Sign up 7:30pm, show starts at 8pm. 18+. 7:30-8pm. Free.

Silver Moon Brewing Not Cho’ Grandma’s

Northside Bar & Grill Single Malt Jazz

Bingo! Not Cho’ Grandma’s Bingo is back with Silver Moon Brewing and Ronald McDonald House Charities. Bloody Bar, Breakfast, Mimosas, and much more! 10:30am-1pm. No cover.

Sisters Saloon Sisters Saloon Open Mic

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

13 Monday The Astro Lounge Astro Open Mic We welcome all musicians to the stage! This is a great opportunity to showcase what you got! First timers, get your feet wet! Pros, test out your new stuff. Its relaxed and super supportive of your craft. Look forward to meeting each and every one of you! Nancy Blake hosts this awesome open mic. Come hang out with some of the best local artists in Bend. Sign up at 7pm. 8pm-Midnight. No cover. Corey’s Bar & Grill Karaoke Come on down and sing your favorite tune! 9pm-1am.

On Tap The Bluegrass Collective A weekly

gathering of local bluegrass musicians, sharing their passion for bluegrass and old time music with those in attendance. 6-8pm. No cover.

Riff - Craft Food & Beverage Taproom Open Mic at Riff Join us Monday evenings to enjoy some great local music. Hosted by Victor Johnson, family friendly, covers and originals. 6-8pm. No cover.

Join us for an evening of dance-worthy jazz! 6pm. No cover.

The Commons Cafe Storytellers Open Mic Our weekly open mic at the Commons — we do have some poets, and actual storytellers on occasion, but it’s an open mic like any other, mostly singers and musicians! Sign up starts at 5pm. 6-8pm.

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

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

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

Bend Brewing Company Live Music at Bend Brewing! All ages welcome, music will be in our bar area. Dec. 4, Connor and Joe Show, Dec. 6, Guacaholics, Dec. 7, Derek Michael Marc, Dec. 14, Micah Luebben, and Dec. 18, Dave & Melody Hill! 6-8pm. Free. Bledsoe Family Winery “Wine” Down

Wednesday’s with KC Flynn Long time local favorite KC Flynn plays an acoustic set in an intimate setting. From Queen to Pearl Jam, you

never know what’s next in this amazing display of vocal diversity. Acoustic rock, folk and country. 6-8pm. No cover.

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

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

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

Craft Kitchen and Brewery Comedy Open Mic Come watch local comics work out new material and try stand up comedy! Free to watch and perform. Come watch local comics work on new material and people try stand up comedy for the first time. Sign up at 7:30. Starts at 8pm. 7:30-10pm. No cover. Hub City Bar & Grill Karaoke What’s your go-to karaoke tune? 8:30pm. Immersion Brewing Geeks Who Drink Pub Trivia Test you knowledge at pub trivia night by Geeks Who Drink! Win fun prizes and challenge your friends, or enemies, on obscure knowledge while enjoying craft beer and delicious food from our pub style kitchen. Come early for hoppy hour priced apps and drinks. 6-8pm. No cover. Kelly D’s Irish Sports Bar Rockin’ Robin

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

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

M&J Tavern Wed Night Open Mic All mu-

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

Gateley Live in the Saloon Tumalo local Freddie Gateley is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalis. Though rooted in bluegrass and americana, his music also spans rock, jazz and blues. He has been working full time in the recording industry for over a decade. 6:30-8:30pm. No cover.

Volcanic Theatre Pub Orgone @ Volcanic Theatre Pub Formed in the late 1990s in Los Angeles, Orgone remains dedicated to creating heavy, raw, adrenaline-fueled funk and sweat-dripping soul. 8pm. $20.

16 Thursday 7th Street Brew House Bow Wow Bingo

Great food, wonderful brews and a whole lot of fun! Cards are $1 each for the first 2 games (or 6 for $5) and $2 each for the last 2 games (or 6 for $10). Benefitting the BrightSide Animal Center in Redmond. 6:30pm.

The Astro Lounge Rockin’ Robin Karaoke Sing your favorites on a rockin’ good system, every Thursday! 9pm-1am. No cover.

AVID Cider Co. Taproom Bingo Night Join us for bingo night every other Thursday at our Bend taproom! 5 rounds free with purchase of beverage. All ages welcome until 9pm! Every other Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm. No cover.

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

Currents at the Riverhouse Riverhouse

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

Hub City Bar & Grill Karaoke What’s your go-to karaoke tune? 8:30pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis School

Fractal Fractal is a musical group comprised of five local musicians that have been playing around town for years. We look forward to bringing Bend the dance grooves we all love. 7-10pm. No Cover.

River’s Place Cheyenne West featuring Kurt

Silva Country rockin’ music! Come listen to live music while enjoying a cold beer and delicious food from one of our food trucks. 6-8pm. No cover.

Maverick’s Country Bar & Grill Karaoke

Seven Nightclub Bend Comedy Open Mic

McMenamins Old St. Francis School

Silver Moon Brewing Trivia on the Moon!

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

Milo Matthews Milo’s style of music ranges from jazz, blues, rock, pop, funk to folk. He demonstrates versatility unlike any other bassist by using a drum pad, effects pedal and a looping machine which provide his unique rhythm, bass line, keys and lead guitar turning him into an unstoppable one-man show! 7-10pm. No cover.

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

River’s Place Bingo! Have fun, win cash prizes and support a local non-profit organization. 6-8pm. Cards $1-$5.

Seven Nightclub Hump Day Karaoke Every Wednesday night! 8pm. No cover.

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

Voted best Trivia in Bend last year by Bend magazine! Bring your team and come down to the Moon every Thursday. Prizes to 1st and 2nd place teams! 7-9pm. Free.

The Lot Jeshua Marshall Singer-songwriter

Jeshua Marshall of Larry and his Flask delivers an intimate, stripped down version of his signature punk rock bluegrass. 6-8pm. No cover.

Volcanic Theatre Pub JD Simo with Alex Ashley at Volcanic JD Simo is an American guitarist, singer-songwriter, solo artist and previous member of the popular rock group SIMO. Simo will be joined by singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Alex Ashley, making for an epic night of gritty rock and roll. 9-11:30pm. $12.


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

The Oxford Hotel Eldon “T” Jones & N Touch

Gateley Live in the Saloon The Tumalo local is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who has been performing since age 11. Though rooted in bluegrass and Americana, his music also spans rock, jazz and blues. He has been working fulltime in the recording industry for over a decade. 7-9pm. No cover.

Sisters High School 2020 Winter Concert Series - Las Cafeteras Las Cafeteras will return to Sisters with a socially engaging show and uplifting, positive message. The album offers a powerful counterpoint to the current dominant news narrative, while encouraging people of all backgrounds to cherish both what makes them unique and what unites them all. 7pm. $10-$60.

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

a fun place to play your accordion or listen to accordion music. All levels welcomed. Second Saturdays, 10am-Noon. Aspen Ridge Retirement, 1010 NE Purcell Blvd., Bend. Free.

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bluegrass. Third Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe, 135 NW Minnesota Ave., Bend. Contact: Leroy: 541-604-6564.

Bella Acappella Harmony Chorus

Award-winning Bella Acappella seeks women and girls who love to sing and harmonize. Tuesdays, 6:30-9pm. Aspen Ridge Retirement, 1010 NE Purcell Blvd., Bend. Contact: 541-728-9392. $35/membership.

Cascade Highlanders Pipe Band Practice A traditional bagpipe and drum band.

Experienced pipers are welcome to attend, along with those interested in taking up piping or drumming. Mondays, 5:30-7pm. Bend Church of the Nazarene, 1270 NE 27th St., Bend. Contact: 541-633-3225.

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

The Deschutes Caledonian Pipe Band Practice A volunteer society dedicated to the

preservation, performance, and enjoyment of Scottish style bagpipes and drums. Wednesdays, 6-8pm. Through Dec. 30. Abilitree, 2680 Twin Knolls Dr., Bend. Contact:

High Desert Harmoneers Local Chorus of

Open Hub Singing Club An unforgettable afternoon of singing...together! All voices are welcome. Jan. 11, 3-4:30pm. La Pine Public Library, 16425 First St., La Pine. Contact: 541-312-1063. Free. Public (ROCK) Choir Singing for the rest of

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

Argentine Tango Class & Practica

East Coast Swing Dance Lessons Start

Expression Temple Come move, groove,

jam, stretch and play! Kids 10 and under are free! Second Sundays, 11:15am-1:15pm. Tula Movement Arts, 2797 NW Clearwater Drive, Suite 100, Bend. Contact: 917-670-8972. belinsky.andrew@ $20.

No partner needed. Followed by intermediate lesson at 8:15pm (recommended after 4 weeks of fundamentals). Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Sons of Norway Hall, 549 NW Harmon Blvd., Bend. Contact: 907-299-4199. $5/class.

Fox Trot Dance Lessons If you have want-

Bachata Turn Patterns Taken Bachata

Intro to Latin Dance - Level 1 In this be-

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

Beginner Plus & Intermediate Rueda de Casino For this 5-week class you

must have solid skills already. Taught by Dave Mahoney. Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Bend Dance, SW Porcupine Dr., Bend. Contact: 541-410-0048. $50.

ed to learn the basics of Fox Trot, join this weekly group. Beginner or intermediate level. Wednesdays, 6-7pm. Through Jan. 30. The Space, 2570 NE Twin Knolls Drive, Suite 110, Bend. Contact: 541-602-6168. $10.

L-G-B-T-Q-B-I-N-G-O This family friendly

event is a fundraiser for the Human Dignity Coalition. Every other Thursday, 6-8pm. Crater Lake Spirits Downtown Tasting Room, 1024 Northwest Bond Street, Bend. Contact: 541-279-0047. Free.

Level 1 West Coast Swing You should know

Beginning Salsa! If you want a refresher, I’ll teach technique and variations. Must register in advance. Wednesdays, 6-7:15pm. Bend Dance, SW Porcupine Dr., Bend. Contact: 541-410-0048. $40.

Queen of the Balls - Drag Queen Bingo Destiny Stiletto is celebrating her birthday as

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

Beginning WCS Lesson & Dance

Level 2 West Coast Swing This class goes

turing songs of solidarity and social significance. Contact: Michael Funke, funkeredfinn24@gmail. com, with song requests. Fridays, 10am-Noon. KPOV, 501 NW Bond St., Bend. Free.

Wednesday Night Kirtan Devotional group

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

West African Drumming Mondays, 5:306:30pm and Thursdays, 6-7:30 and 7-8:30pm. Djembe Dave’s Home Studio, 63198 NE de Havilland St., Bend. Contact: 541-760-3204. $15/class.

Beginning West Coast Swing! West Coast

Swing is the smooth version of Swing, done to almost any music. This class is for total newbies! Wednesdays, 7:30-8:45pm. Through Jan. 29. Bend Dance, SW Porcupine Dr., Bend. Contact: 541-410-0048. $40.

Bend Community Contra Dance Featuring

callers Ron Bell-Roemer and David Stewart and music by The Ballybogs. Dance begins at 7:30pm. Jan. 11, 7-9:30pm. Pine Forest Grange Hall, 63214 Boyd Acres Rd., Bend. Contact: 541-388-9997. $8.

Bend Ecstatic Dance Come explore free

form movement, connection, and self-expression, guided by rich, diverse soundscapes. Visit: or FB Bend Ecstatic Dance. Tuesdays, 7pm. Bend Masonic Center, 1036 NE Eighth St., Bend. $10-12 sliding scale.

COMEDY SHOWCASE at Craft Kitchen & Brewery

over concepts of west coast swing as well as a few more patterns. Thursdays, 7:30-8:30pm. The Space, 2570 NE Twin Knolls Drive, Suite 110, Bend. Contact: 541-401-1635. $30/month.

Salsa Turn Patterns Taken Salsa Level 1 or have a good understanding of the basics? Join us for this class! Tuesdays, 6:30-7:20pm. The Space, 2570 NE Twin Knolls Drive, Suite 110, Bend. Contact: 541325-6676. $12/class, $40/4-Class package, $65/monthly unlimited. Scottish Country Dance Class No experience or Scottish heritage necessary. Weekly classes include beginner & advanced dances. We look forward to seeing you there! Mondays, 7-9pm. Sons of Norway Hall, 549 NW Harmon Blvd., Bend. $5/class, first class is free. Square Dance Lessons Learn to square

dance with the Bachelor Beauts Square Dance Club! Beginner? No problem! We'll teach you all of the basics. Come wityh a partner or come alone, and we'll show you how to square dance the night away. Thursdays-Sundays, 6-8pm. Pine Forest Grange Hall, 63214 Boyd Acres Rd., Bend. Contact: 541-382-7014.   $5/first class, $75/15 additional lessons.

JD SIMO w/ ALEX ASHLEY at Volcanic Theatre Pub

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Radical Songbook This is a radio show fea-

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


ginner level class you will learn salsa & bachata basics. Dance partner not required but encouraged. Tuesdays, 5:30-6:20pm. The Space, 2570 NE Twin Knolls Drive, Suite 110, Bend. Contact: $12/drop-in.

us! No experience needed - we lead you through the whole night of favorites. Mondays, 6-8pm. Broken Top Bottle Shop, 1740 NW Pence Lane, Bend. Contact: 541-728-3798.   $0 to $16 range w/memberships.

Britney Spears this year, while calling bingo to raise money for OUT Central Oregon. All details can be found on the FB event page. 21+. Jan. 11, 6:30-9pm. Bend Senior Center, 1600 SE Reed Market Road, Bend. Contact: 541-639-1730. $25.

at The Capitol 18+

with the basics and progress. Thursdays, 6-7pm. Through Jan. 31. The Space, 2570 NE Twin Knolls Drive, Suite 110, Bend. Contact: 541-602-6168. $10.

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


JAN 12

Community Orchestra of Central Oregon Rehearsals COCO welcomes all


West African Drumming classes, Mondays and Thursdays at Djembe Dave's!

Esthetix Md Presents


at Riverhouse on the Deschutes Convention Center



Banjo Jam Ragtime, swing, country, folk and



FILM EVENTS BendFilm’s Food For Thought Series Join us for the much-anticipated

mid-afternoon matinée at the Tin Pan followed by dinner at Joolz. BendFilm’s Programming Associates, Ellen & Peter Shelton will lead the discussion before the film and at the post-screening dinner. Jan. 14, 2:30pm. Tin Pan Theater, 869 NW Tin Pan Alley, Bend. Contact: 541-388-3378. $35.



COTA Movie Night: One At A Time Brett Rheeder is an athlete who’s hard to read. Straying from the limelight to stay committed to his riding, Rheeder rarely let the outside world into the inner workings of his brain. His latest film One at a Time shows the world champion athlete in a new light. Jan. 16, 8pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St., Bend. Contact: 541-330-8562. $6.

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Dark Sky Project The Dark Sky Project presents this stunningly beautiful and informative documentary film, Saving the Dark. It explores the need to preserve night skies and suggests ways to combat light pollution. Film, music, Q&A panel discussion and public outreach materials. Doors at 6:30pm. Jan. 15, 7-8:30pm. Sisters Movie House, 720 S Desperado Ct, Sisters. Contact: 541-549-8800. Free. Free Movie: A Month in the Country Two

veterans of WWI deal with war memories in the summer of 1919. Questions arise as a church is restored. 1987 movie stars youthful Colin Firth and Kenneth Branagh. Discussion follows. Free popcorn! Jan. 12, 6pm. St. Helen’s Hall - Trinity Episcopal, 231 NW Idaho St., Bend. Contact: 541-382-5542. Free.

Into the Canyon: BendFilm Member Appreciation Screening Free to ALL





BendFilm Members! ‘Into the Canyon’ is a story of extreme physical hardship that stretches the bonds of friendship and a meditation on the timeless beauty of a 750-mile journey through the entire length of the Grand Canyon. Jan. 15, 7-9pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541-388-3378. $15.

PINTS Film Premier - Flagship on the River This short film shares the history of Bend,

Gary Fish’s journey with Deschutes Brewery, and the impact Deschutes has had on our community. Entry fee benefits BendFilm’s Future Filmmakers and includes a complimentary beverage! Jan. 10, 6-8pm. Deschutes Brewery Public House, 1044 NW Bond St., Bend. Contact: 541-385-8606. $5.




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ARTS / CRAFTS Acrylic Pour and Sip Come join us for

guided instruction to create your own acrylic pour masterpiece that you can take home. Sip wine during your creation! Saturdays, 6-8pm. Scott Dyer Fine Art, 2974 NE Waller Drive, Bend. Contact: 714-869-6780. $30.

Chinese Brush Painting Class includes

traditional techniques of painting with ink and watercolor on rice paper. Drop-in class with Michelle Oberg. Please contact for more information and a supply list! Fridays, 2-4pm. Through Jan. 31. Sagebrushers Art Society, 117 SW Roosevelt Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-504-0214. $10.









Figure Drawing Salon This drop-in salon features a live nude model in a sequence of poses. All levels are welcome, no instruction provided. Participants Bring their own easel and materials. Tuesdays, 7-9pm. The Workhouse, 50 SE Scott St., Suite 6, Bend. $15/door. Inspiring Slices of Color Pie! Improve

your creative outcomes by learning to approach painting as a process. All mediums welcome! Led by David Kinker. Thursdays, 9:30am-noon. Sagebrushers Art Society, 117 SW Roosevelt Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-617-0900. $35/members, $40/non-members.

Intuitive Painting with Vicki Johnson

Have fun with paint and color, while strengthening your creative and intuitive skills. No art

experience needed. All materials included! Jan. 15, 6-8:15pm. Sagebrushers Art Society, 117 SW Roosevelt Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-390-3174. $25.

Acrylic Pour Painting! Paint, canvas, apron, and guided instruction included to help you create your masterpiece. Fun for all ages. Scott Dyer Fine Art. visit to see examples. Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Hobby Lobby, 3188 N Hwy 97, Bend. Contact: 714-869-6780. $30. Neil Kelly Resolve to Remodel Kitchen Event Workshops, gourmet fare and NW wines!

Ready to bring your dream kitchen to life? Join us for a day of remodeling inspiration. Jan. 11, 10am. Neil Kelly, 190 NE Irving Ave, Bend. $10.

Sisters Library Annual Art Exhibit Annual Art Reception Fri., Jan. 24 from 6-7:30pm. People’s Choice Award announced at reception. Through Feb. 28. Sisters Public Library, 110 N Cedar St., Sisters. Contact: 541-549-6157. Free. The Downtown Sewing Study Bring your

fresh or unfinished project to work alongside others at DPL’s monthly sewing circle. Skilled professional to help answer questions if needed. Third Wednesday of every month, 5:30pm. Through Feb. 19. Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541-312-1032. Free.

Watercolor Unwound with Sarah B. Hansen Delve into trouble areas in your

watercolor painting journey in this monthly, three-hour class. Bring your own supplies! Jan. 13, 9am-Noon. Sagebrushers Art Society, 117 SW Roosevelt Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-598-4433. $30.

Watercolor Wednesday Demos, videos and group instruction. Bring your own subject photographs and supplies. Wednesdays, 10am-noon. Sagebrushers Art Society, 117 SW Roosevelt Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-617-0900. $10 for non-members.

Wise Woman Emerging – Mixed Media Collage This is a monthly gathering

of women expressing feminine soul wisdom through mixed-media collage. No experience necessary! With Mattie Swanson and Maria Wattier. RSVP required. Journal available for $12. Jan. 11, 1-5pm and Jan. 12, 1-5pm. Sagebrushers Art Society, 117 SW Roosevelt Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-610-2677. swany139@ $20.

Wise Women Emerging Workshop

Women gather to explore, create & share soul wisdom via mixed media collage journaling; no experience needed; all collage supplies provided. Second Saturday of every month, 1-5pm. Sagebrushers Art Society, 117 SW Roosevelt Ave., Bend. Contact: 541/610/2677. swany139@ $10-$20, plus $12 for journal.

PRESENTATIONS & EXHIBITS Birds as an Indicator of Environmental Quality David Rein utilizes spectacular

close-up bird photographs to share research and highlight findings on animal and bird species adaptations to a warming climate. Jan. 16, 6:30-8:30pm. The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Ave., Bend. Contact: 559-940-0427. Free.

Cosmic Conversations - Meteorites

What can we learn from studying space rocks? Join us for a hands on programs about meteorites. Presented by the Oregon Observatory at Sunriver. Jan. 8, 6-7pm. Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541312-1032. Free.

Deschutes by the Decade - Roaring ‘20s The lumber industry soared while farmers found hardship and failure. Racial tensions surfaced. Jan. 16, 6-7pm. Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541-312-1032. Free.


TICKETS AVAILABLE AT Exhibition Opening - Rick Silva Western Fronts This 18-min video combines aerial drone

footage and photogrammetry with 3D animation to create a nature documentary that collapses into itself. In these redactions we glimpse a near-future dystopia of computer-vision aided resource extraction. Jan. 10, 5:30pm. At Liberty Arts Collaborative, 849 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 458-206-3040. Free.

Grow Your Business - Resume

How to Hack a Budget - Free Workshop In this workshop-style, hands-on

program, you will learn how to sit down and organize your monthly budget. Register early! Jan. 9, 6:30-8pm. East Bend Public Library, 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend. Contact: 541-312-1063. Free.

Know 20s - Oregon 19th Amendment Ratification Celebration Hear from a panel

of local women politicians on why the vote is important to them, and why they choose to serve. Refreshments and social hour from 7-7:30pm. Jan. 14, 5:30-7pm. East Bend Public Library, 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend. Contact: 541-312-1063. Free.

Know 20s - The Pivotal Decades What

does 1620 have in common with 2020? Since the founding of the British colony of Jamestown in 1607, each century’s third decade has been pivotal in the history of American democracy. Learn about the pivotal decades in this fun, informative lecture! Jan. 15, 11am. Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 NW Wall St., Bend. Free.

Love Your Brain in the New Year! Creativity Psychologist Dr. Kathy Hoyt will be offering 10 introductory workshops starting in January! See website for full list and more details. Jan. 11, 10am. Fuse Creativity Consulting Office, 19855 Fourth St., Suite 104, Bend. Contact: 541-3820800. $25.


“So You Want to Talk About Race” Book Conversations Drawing on Ijeoma Oluo’s New

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

York Times bestseller, COCC, OSU-Cascades and several community groups are hosting a series of conversations to commemorate this year’s Season of Nonviolence. Mon, Jan. 13, Noon1pm. Central Oregon Community College, 2600 NW College Way, Bend. Contact: 541-383-7412. Free.

Know 20s - Literary Speakeasy at Gompers Distillery Come look back a

hundred years at one of the biggest cultural shifts in western history. If you’ve ever been fascinated with the Lost Generation and the expatriates, or modernism, you won’t want to miss this. Light tastings of Gompers Spirits will be served. Jan. 15, 6:30-8:30pm. Gompers Distillery, 611 NE Jackpine Ct #8,, Redmond. Contact: 541-312-1029. Free.

Mystery Book Club We will be discussing Gallows Court by Martin Edwards. Jan. 15, 6-7pm. Roundabout Books, 900 NW Mount Washington Drive, #110, Bend. Contact: 541-306-6564. Free.

Red Cross is seeking volunteers to serve as Disaster Action Team members. Volunteers respond to local disasters (mainly house fires) and connect with the affected individuals and families to begin a casework process. Ongoing. Red Cross Central and Eastern Oregon Chapter Office, 815 SW Bond St., Bend. Contact: 541-382-2142.

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

Not Your Average Book Club We will

discuss The Lost Vintage by Ann Mah. Jan. 13, 6-7pm. Roundabout Books, 900 NW Mount Washington Drive, #110, Bend. Contact: 541-306-6564. Free.

Out of This World Book Club We will

discuss Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir. Jan. 8, 6-7pm. Roundabout Books, 900 NW Mount Washington Drive, #110, Bend. Contact: 541-306-6564. Free.

Saturday Storytime: How Do You See the World? This is a fun and engaging book,

Second Saturday at WAAAM Air and Auto Museum Watch airplane operations

Come join us for the Toastmasters of Redmond meetings! Mondays, Noon-1pm and Second Monday of every month, 5:30-6:30pm. Redmond Church Of Christ, 925 NW 7th st., Redmond. Contact: 541-548-7474. Free.

American Red Cross Disaster Action Team Members Needed The American

Looking for volunteers to receive donations, sort, price. Ongoing, 10am-5pm. Brightside Animal Thrift Store, 838 NW Fifth St., Redmond. Contact: 541-504-0101.

A Crime by Trevor Noah. Jan. 10, 1-2:30pm. Roundabout Books, 900 NW Mount Washington Drive, #110, Bend. Contact: 541-306-6564. Free.

Hosted by Mosley WOtta, Wordsmith’s Wednesday Open Mics are for poets, storytellers, musicians, theater people and more. Come check out the action the second Wednesday of every month! Second Wednesday of every month, 6-8pm. The Commons, 875 NW Brooks St., Bend.

Toastmasters of Redmond Meetings


Nonfiction Book Club We will discuss Born

Oregon Wild Presents: Snowshoeing 101 We’ll have tips and suggestions regarding

up close and explore the museum’s antique collection. Second Saturdays. Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum, 1600 Air Museum Rd., Hood River. Contact: 541-308-1600. $16/adults, $7/kids.

vaccinations, deworming and microchips at our walk-in wellness clinic. First come first served. Visit for a list of services. Saturdays, 10am-1:30pm. Bend Spay & Neuter Project, 910 SE Wilson, Suite A1, Bend. $10/office visit.

a big difference in the life of a child! Ongoing. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon Redmond, 412 SW Eighth St., Redmond. Contact: 541-617-4788.

written by Banni Bunting, that helps start the conversation with your child about awareness and the power of choice. Jan. 11, 11am-Noon. Roundabout Books, 900 NW Mount Washington Drive, #110, Bend. Contact: 541-306-6564. Free.

everything from safety to picking the most scenic trails. We’ll include some “Snowshoeing 101. Wed, Jan. 8, 6pm and Wed, Jan. 22, 6pm. Broken Top Bottle Shop, 1740 NW Pence Lane, Bend. Contact: Free.

Wordsmith’s Wednesday Open Mic

Writers Writing Join the Writer’s Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time. Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others’ company. Tuesdays, 10am-1pm. Redmond Public Library, 827 SW Deschutes Ave., Redmond. Mondays, 9amNoon. Deschutes Public Library-Downtown, 601 NW Wall Street, Bend. Contact: 541-312-1063. Free.

Brightside Thrift Store in Redmond

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 Meeting

Citizens’ Climate Lobby works on encouraging members of Congress to support federal legislation putting a fee on carbon pollution. Second Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Through June 10. Round Table Clubhouse, 2940 N. Highway 97, Bend. Contact: 541-389-5400. Free.

Fences For Fido Help free dogs from chains! We are seeking volunteers on Mondays. Sign up on Facebook: FFF Central Oregon Region Volunteers. More info can be found at Ongoing. Happy Hour in the Garden We’ll be working out in the garden and invite anyone to come volunteer alongside us. This event is family friendly, drop in anytime. Tuesdays. The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Ave., Bend. Contact:   No cover. Herd U Needed A Home Dog Rescue

A local foster-based dog rescue group who specializes in rescuing herding bred dogs from overcrowded shelters. Contact for details.   Contact: Unsplash

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

Mentors Needed Heart of Oregon is a non-

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

OSU Nutrition Volunteer Opportunity

Participants share their passion for healthy lifestyles and for helping others as they volunteer to demonstrate six recipes in six months after completing training. To become an OSU Nutrition Education Volunteer, applicants take a five-hour class in Redmond. Jan. 10, 9am-3pm. OSU Deschutes County Extension Service, 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond. Contact: 541-548-6088.

Teen Service Club Camp Fire’s Teens In Ac-

tion clubs are all about teens working together to make their community better. Sliding scale pricing available. Wednesdays, 5-7pm. Through March 11. BendTECH, 1001 SW Emkay Dr, Bend. Contact: 541-382-4682. $50-$125.

Volunteer as WebMaster! Mustangs to

the Rescue seeks a WebMaster extraordinaire. Mondays-Sundays, 8am-10pm. Mustangs to the Rescue, 21670 McGilvray Road, Bend. Contact: 541-330-8943.

Volunteer Drivers Needed Volunteer drivers needed Mondays-Fridays to transport veterans to the Bend VA Clinic and Portland VA Hospital. Must have clean driving record and be able to pass VA-provided physical and screening. Call Rick Hernandez for more information. Contact: 818-674-3257. Volunteer Fundraiser Our 501 C3 organi-

zation is looking for an experienced, effective, and committed fund-raiser. If this is a gift you can give, please contact Kate Beardsley. Mondays-Sundays, 8am-10pm. Mustangs to the Rescue, 21670 McGilvray Road, Bend. Contact: 541-330-8943.

Volunteer with Salvation Army The

Salvation Army has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for almost every age. Ongoing. Contact: 541-389-8888.

Volunteers Needed Duties include; corral cleaning, grooming, walking horses. Flexible days and hours. No experience required. Ongoing. Mustangs to the Rescue, 21670 McGilvray Road, Bend. Contact: 541-350-2406.

GROUPS & MEETUPS ACA and other Dysfunctional Families

Share experience, strength and hope about growing up in a dysfunctional family. Wednesdays, 6-8pm and Fridays, 10-11am. First Presbyterian Church, 230 NE Ninth St., Bend. Free.

Al-Anon Family Groups 12-step group for

friends and families of alcoholics. Check or call 541-728-3707 for times and locations.

Alcoholics Anonymous If you want to

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

a fun and interactive lecture series. Dr. Ryan Nelson, a St. Charles pulmonologist, who will explain what is currently known about vaping-associated pulmonary illness (VAPI) and its potential health consequences. Doors open at 5:30pm - first come, first served! Jan. 13, 6:30pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St., Bend. Contact: 541-382-5174. Free.

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group Second Tuesdays, 1-2:30pm.

Alzheimer’s Association Central Oregon Chapter, 777 NW Wall St. Suite 104, Bend. Third Wednesdays, 2-3:30pm. Community Presbyterian Church, 529 NW 19th St., Redmond. Contact: 800-272-3900. Free.

THEATER James O’Neil in “Clarence Darrow” The

nonprofit Tower Theatre Foundation invites you to David Rintels’ trailblazing one-person play “Clarence Darrow,” starring Los Angeles actor/producer/ writer James O’Neil! Says James, “Bend is one of my favorite American towns and “Clarence Darrow” is a fiercely American play.” Jan. 11, 7:30pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. $17-$32.

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

Alzheimer’s Association Early-Stage Support Group Early-stage support groups

Interactive lecture series on vaping at McMenamins, Jan. 13 at 6:30pm. Get there early for a seat!

provide emotional, educational and social support for people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Screening and registration are required. Second Wednesday of every month, 1:30-3pm. Bend Church of the Nazarene, 1270 NE 27th St., Bend. Contact: 800-272-3900. Free.


101 The intention is to stimulate growth in your business by going back to the basics. We all need a great resume! This informational seminar will ensure that your character and skills are being communicated as best as they can be. Jan. 12, 5-7pm. Porter Brewing Co., 611 NE Jackpine Ct #2, Redmond. $5.





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Beer and Ski Stories We will run a slideshow and share information about trips and trails. “Cash Bar” for food and booze. Please buy lots of beer to thank the Bottle Shop! Old-timers will be tagged with ‘Ask me about something’ badges. Hosted by the Central Oregon Nordic Club. Jan. 10, 5:30pm. Broken Top Bottle Shop, 1740 NW Pence Lane, Bend. Free.

anyone experiencing mental health challenges. Thursdays, 5:30-7pm and Thursdays, 5:30-7pm. Through Dec. 12. Antioch Church Office, 566 NE Clay St - 2nd Floor, Bend. Contact: 703-863-6927. Free.

Oregon Lyme Disease Network, Bend Chapter Support Group Please call Oregon

Bend “GO” Club Learn the ancient, abstract

Lyme Disease Network to register. Third Thursday of every month, 4:30-6pm. The Hive, 205 NW Franklin Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-321-6536. Free.

Bend Parkinson’s Support Group Monthly Meeting No preregistration needed, just show

Overeaters Anonymous Meeting

up! Jan. 15, 2-3:30pm. Partners In Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Bend. Contact: 541- 668 -6599. Free.

2-3:30pm. Partners In Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Bend. Contact: 541-668-6599. Free.

Bend Photo Society Inaugural Social

BPS is intended to bring together photographers of all skill levels to share knowledge and experience while growing their passion and expanding opportunities. Jan. 9, 5:30-8:30pm. Immersion Brewing, 550 SW Industrial Way, Bend. Contact: 541-640-1089. Free.

Bingo Blitz - Birthday Edition This week,

Dustin will be giving out birthday gifts! Details on FBevent page. Jan. 11, 10am-Noon. Worthy Brewing, 495 NE Bellevue Dr., Bend. Contact: 541-639-1730. $5.

Caregiver Support Group Second Tuesday

of every month, 1-2:30pm. Alzheimer’s Association Central Oregon Chapter, 777 NW Wall St. Suite 104, Bend. Contact: 800-272-3900. Free.

Caregiver Support Group - Bend Senior Center Support groups create a support-

ive environment and a chance for participants to develop mutual support. Third Thursdays, 5-6:30pm. Bend Senior Center, 1600 SE Reed Market Road, Bend. Contact: 800-272-3900. Free.

Caregiver Support Group - Community Presbyterian Church Support groups cre-

ate a supportive environment and a chance for participants to develop mutual support and social relationships. Third Wednesdays, 2-3:30pm. Community Presbyterian Church, 529 NW 19th St., Redmond. Contact: 800-272-3900. Free.

Celebrate Recovery Celebrate Recovery is

a Christ-centered, 12-step program for anyone struggling with hurt or addiction of any kind. Visit for more info. Ongoing.

Central Oregon for Warren Meeting

Come visit with us or join with us to spread the word about democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren! Jan. 16, 2:30-4:30pm. Downtown Bend Public Library - Brooks Room, 601 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541-617-7050. Free.

Join the Nordic Club for a fun evening of beer and story telling, Jan. 10 at Broken Top Bottle Shop! 5:30pm.

Compassionate Communication / NVC Practice Groups Through practicing with

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

ConnectW Munch and Mingle We’re con-

necting professional women over a monthly meal every second Thursday. The result? Business sharing, social networking and, yes, friendship. Lunch not included. Jan. 9, 11:45am-1pm. Wild Oregon Foods, 61334 S. Hwy 97, Bend. Free.

ConnectW Presents Feng Shui for Optimal Business Alignment Sonja Runar is a Certified Feng Shui practitioner with the American Feng Shui Institute. Jan. 15, 5-8pm. COCC Wille Hall Campus Center, 2600 NW College Way, Bend. $35.

Curious about Midwifery? Take a leisurely

stroll along the Deschutes River with a Certified Nurse Midwife. Second Thursday of every month, 12:15-12:45pm. Farewell Bend Park, 1000 SW Reed Market Rd., Bend. Contact: 541-526-6635. Free.

Edgar Cayce - A Search for God A

research into individual spiritual entity. All denominations. Sundays, 12:30-2:30pm. Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541-900-3879. Free.

Emotions Anonymous EA provides an

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

Mindful Parenting Meet + Greet Join

Central Oregon Homebrewers Organization Educational sessions, group brewing,

other parents experiencing this same challenging phase of life as yourself, as you develop positive techniques. Jan. 8, 5:45-6:45pm. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. Free.

Central Oregon Hub Bridge Club Central

Garage Night The Pine Shed is the perfect place to talk shop, and tell all of your buddies about your winter projects! Wednesdays, 6-8pm. Spoken Moto, 310 SW Industrial Way, Bend.

competitions and other beer-related events. Third Wednesdays, 6:30-9pm. Aspen Ridge Retirement, 1010 NE Purcell Blvd., Bend.

Oregon Hub Bridge Club will serve as a hub for Duplicate Bridge players. Open to all. Thursdays, 12:30-3:30pm. Redmond Senior Center, 325 NW Dogwood Ave. Contact: 541-516-8653. $5.

Climate Change, Plants, and Future Possibilites Botanist Christina Veverka will

explore the latest research on climate change and the effects scientists are seeing to native plant communities. Jan. 8, 6:30pm. Contact: 541-433-3234. Free.

Coming To The Table Coming To The Table

is a national organization devoted to acknowledging and healing the wounds of racism rooted in the United States history of slavery. Second and Fourth Mondays, 7-8:30pm. Bend Community Healing Center, 155 SW Century Drive, Suite 133, Bend. Contact: 541-322-9642. Free.

Grassroots Cribbage Club All welcome!

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

Green Drinks at Embark A casual

Infant & Pregnancy Loss Support Group Peer-mediated support group for

mothers and fathers enduring the death of a child from any cause. Wed, Nov. 14, 7-8:30pm. Partners In Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Bend.

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

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

League of Women Voters of Deschutes County Luncheon Speaking will be Emily Fishback, Development Manager at In Our Backyard. Linking arms across America in the fight against human trafficking. Jan. 9, 11am-1pm. Black Bear Diner, 1465 NE Third St., Bend. Free.

Open Discussion on Life & Spirituality

All views welcomed on the intersection of life and spirituality. Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm. The Hughes’ Home, 4497 SW Salmon Place, Redmond. Contact: Free.

Life after Birth This group is facilitated by Dr. Wendy Hatcher, Psy.D, a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in pregnancy and postpartum-related issues. Tuesdays, 2-3pm. St. Charles Center for Women’s Health, 340 NW 5th Street, Suite 101, Redmond. Contact: 541-526-6635. Free. Life and Relationship Coaching Meetup Find out how you can create a more awesome life, transform relationships and become a more happy person. Bring a journal! Thursdays, 6:458pm. Deschutes Public Library-Downtown, 601 NW Wall Street, Bend. Contact: 914-980-2644. Free.

PFLAG Central Oregon Meeting The

Central Oregon chapter of Parents, Friends and Family of Lesbians and Gays. Usually include a social event, a speaker or a topic with occasional breakout support groups depending on the need. Second Tuesdays, 6:30pm. Nativity Lutheran Church, 60850 Brosterhous Rd., Bend.

Resist! Rally Weekly resistance protest,

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

Socrates Cafe Conversations all welcome. Contact John at 503-803-2223 with any questions. Second and Fourth Thursday of every month, 6pm. The Commons Cafe, 875 NW Brooks St., Bend. Contact: 503-803-2223. Free. Spanish Club Spanish language study and

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

Suicide Bereavement Support Group

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

Oregon Communicators Toastmasters Meeting Enhance leadership skills in a sup-

portive environment. Meet and greet at 6:15pm. Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm. La Pine Community Health Center - Meeting Room, 51600 Huntington Road, La Pine. Contact: 541-408-7610. Free.

Marijuana Anonymous Meeting Know

Veterans’ Coffee Club Meet up with fellow vets for coffee, snacks, and conversation. Wednesdays, 9am-Noon. Crook County Library, 175 NW Meadow Lakes Drive, Prineville. Contact: 541-447-7978. Free.

Memory Care Support Group Join this

Vocal Jam Improvised community singing with groove and soul. All levels. Ages 13+. 6:45-7pm tea and greet! Thu, Jan. 9, 7-8:45pm. The Hive, 205 NW Franklin Ave., Bend. Contact: 310-467-0867. $10-$20.

you need to quit, but can’t? Help is here. Share experience, strength, and hope with each other. Thursdays, 7-8pm. Trinity Episcopal Church, 469 Northwest Wall Street, Bend. open discussion about caring for a loved one. Light appetizers served. Third Thursday of every month, 11am-Noon Through May 21. Touchmark at Mt. Bachelor Village, 19800 SW Touchmark Way, Bend. Contact: 541-383-1414. Free.

Mommy & Me Breastfeeding Support Group An International Breastfeeding Certified

networking event to connect our community members with sustainable, local businesses. Jan. 9, 5-7pm. Embark, 2843 Northwest Lolo Drive, Bend. Contact: 541-385-6908. lauren@ Free.

Lactation Consultant from St Charles will be there. 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 you there! Contact: 541-633-7388. Free.

Hospitality Brunch for Prospective Members New to Bend? Come to our hos-

Neighborhood Leadership Alliance Meeting The meeting will be held in the Mt.

pitality brunch to learn about our club! Please email to RSVP for location information! Jan. 14, 11am. Newcomers Club of Bend, P.O. Box 7972, Bend. Contact: 541-781-3710. Free.

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

Bachelor Conference Room at City Hall. This meeting is open to the public. Jan. 9, 3-5pm. Bend City Hall, 710 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541-323-8571. Free.

Walk with a Midwife-Redmond Stroll

with a Certified Nurse Midwife. Bring water and questions. Third Wednesdays, 12:15-12:45pm. Sam Johnson Park, 521 SW 15th St., Redmond, Redmond. Contact: 541-526-6635. Free.

What is Polarity Therapy? This introduction will give you immediate understanding. Benefits the Second Annual Trauma Conference. Jan. 13, 11:30am-12:30pm. Movement Signature Projects, 1740 NW Pence Ste. 6, Bend. $10. Women’s Cancer Support Group For the newly diagnosed and survivors of cancer. Call for info. Thursdays, 1-3pm. Mountain Laurel Lodge, 990 SW Yates Drive, Bend. Contact: Judy: 541-728-0767.


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

Bend Parkinson’s Support Group Monthly Meeting Third Wednesdays,

Not Alone - Mental Health Support Group This is a faith-based support group for







Messy playtime for the littles, every Tuesday at 10:30am at ART Dog!

Afternoon Pokemon Cards Drop off the kids and enjoy our beautiful West Side shopping district! We host players, learners, and traders at these weekly Pokemon card games, now in our beautiful new party nook. All attendees supervised by highly skilled Poke-Masters to ensure fair play and fun! Wednesdays, 2:30-4:30pm. Wabi Sabi, 143 SW Century Dr #120, Bend. Contact: 541-633-7205. Free. Art Club Art Club is a unique after school program to develop one of the most valuable skills for life - creativity - for ages 5-11. Thursdays, 4-5:30pm. ARTdog Children’s Art Studio, 19570 Amber Meadow Drive, Suite 130, Bend.

Clay for the Younger Artists! Come play

with clay! Jan. 15, 5pm. Mud Lake Studios, 50 SE Scott st. #5, Bend. Free.

every year since we opened!

Cookies & Conversation- Explore your education options! This event is for

anyone interested in exploring school options. Bridge Charter Academy is a K-12 tuition free home-based charter school that works with parents to create individualized, engaging education for students. Jan. 13, 6-7pm. Bridge Charter Academy, 21610 NE Butler Market Rd., Bend. Contact: 541-699-6925. dcrabtree@ Free.

Could it be Dyslexia? When children

struggle to read, parents often don’t know why. This support meeting will help answer the question... could it be dyslexia? Meeting is informal and brought to you by parents and educators of Decoding Dyslexia Central Oregon. Jan. 15, 6:30-7:30pm. The Hasson Company Realtors, 233 SW Wilson Ave, Ste 102, Bend. Contact: 541-550-0744. Free.

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Creative Story Time Bring your little for

this unique story time in which we’ll read a different book each week, followed by an art-making experience inspired by the story. Perfect for ages 1.5Y-5. Wednesdays, 10-10:45am. ARTdog Children’s Art Studio, 19570 Amber Meadow Drive, Suite 130, Bend.

Creativebug: Watercolor Painting Introduction Learn the fundamentals of playing and exploring with watercolors. Ages 12-17 years. Jan. 15, 2-4pm. Redmond Public Library, 827 SW Deschutes Ave., Redmond. Contact: 541-312-1050. Free.

DIY Squishies Make-and-take a Kawaii squishy. Ages 12-17 years. Jan. 15, 2pm. Sunriver Public Library, 56855 Venture Lane, Sunriver. Contact: 541-312-1080. Free.

Doodle Bots Engineer a simple art robot. Ages 6-9 years. Jan. 15, 2pm. La Pine Public Library, 16425 First St., La Pine. Contact:   541-312-1090. Free. Foster Care Foundations Training In-

terested in becoming a foster parent in Oregon? This 22-hour Foundations training series fulfills the training requirement towards becoming a certified foster family for DHS Child Welfare. Topic areas will help participants learn about parenting children who have suffered abuse/ neglect. Thu, Jan. 9, 8:30am-4:30pm, Fri, Jan. 10, 8:30am-5:30pm and Sat, Jan. 11, 8:30am4:30pm. DHS Child Welfare Offices, 1300 NW Wall St., Suite 104, Bend. Contact: 541-548-9480. Free.

Kerbal Space Program Lab Build a rocket

and explore the galaxy with this flight simulation video game. Ages 10-17 years. Registration is required. Wed, Dec. 4, 2-4pm and Wed, Jan. 8, 2-4pm. Redmond Public Library, 827 SW Deschutes Ave., Redmond. Contact: 541-312-1050. Free.

Kid’s Camp Games, DIY Projects, writing.

Something different each week! Ages 6-11 years. Wed, Dec. 4, 1:30-3pm, Wed, Dec. 11, 1:30-3pm, Wed, Jan. 8, 1:30-3pm, Wed, Jan. 15, 1:30-3pm, Wed, Jan. 22, 1:30-3pm and Wed, Jan. 29, 1:303pm. Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541-617-7097. Free.

Kids Night Out! Looking for a kid-free eve-

ning so you can plan a date night or catch up on you time? We have you covered. Drop your kids off with us and we will play games, create projects and even feed them dinner! Limited to 25 kids. Jan. 10, 6-9pm. Sisters Park & Recreation, 1750 West McKinney Butte Rd., Sisters. Contact: 541-549-2091. $18.

Kids Yoga Party This class is just for the

young yogis - no parents allowed! Drop off the children for a night of yoga, dance, mindfulness, and play designed to cultivate presence of mind, heart, and body. Ages 4-11. Second Saturday of every month, 6-8pm. Wild Thing Yoga, 1441 SW Chandler Ave., Suite 105, Bend. Contact: $20.

LEGO Block Party Kids and a gazillion

Legos? Fun for all ages! Jan. 11, 9-11:30am. Redmond Public Library, 827 SW Deschutes Ave., Redmond. Contact: 541-312-1061. Free.

Little Artist Playgroup Nurture your little’s developing brain through rich sensory experiences and messy play during our drop-in class for ages 1.5Y-5. Tuesdays, 10:30-11:15am. ARTdog Children’s Art Studio, 19570 Amber Meadow Drive, Suite 130, Bend.

Mom & Baby Yoga Mothers with babies through early walkers are invited to stretch, strengthen, relax and have fun in a child friendly environment. Moms will focus on shoulder opening, easy yoga sequences and postnatal core-building while spending time bonding with their babies and connecting with fellow new moms. No experience necessary. Tuesdays, Noon-1pm. Tula Movement Arts, 2797 NW Clearwater Drive, Suite 100, Bend. $17/drop-in. Music, Movement & Stories Movement

and stories to develop skills. Ages 3-5 years. Mon, Dec. 9, 10:30am, Thu, Dec. 12, 10:30am, Mon, Jan. 13, 10:30am and Thu, Jan. 23, 10:30am. La Pine Public Library, 16425 First St., La Pine. Contact: 541-330-3760. Free. Movement and stories to develop skills. Ages 3-5 years. Jan. 16, 11:30am. Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541-617-7097. Free.

Sneaky Snow Snatcher: Breakout Room Someone stole our winter snow! Solve the puzzle to get it back. All ages welcome - bring the whole family! Jan. 11, 2-4pm. Redmond Public Library, 827 SW Deschutes Ave., Redmond. Contact: 541-312-1061. Free.

Teen Lab A weekly rotating series of activities. See online calendar for full descriptions. Ages 12-17 years. Wed, Dec. 4, 3-4pm, Wed, Dec. 11, 3-4pm, Wed, Dec. 18, 3-4pm, Wed, Jan. 8, 3-4pm, Wed, Jan. 15, 3-4pm, Wed, Jan. 22, 3-4pm and Wed, Jan. 29, 3-4pm. Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541-617-7087. Free. Toddler Move + Make Join us for a morning of play including yoga poses, fun breathing exercises and art-making. Perfect for ages 1.5Y-5. *Please note you must register for this class ahead of time (no drop-ins). Thursdays, 9-9:45am. ARTdog Children’s Art Studio, 19570 Amber Meadow Drive, Suite 130, Bend. Weekend Pokemon Cards We love it when you play Pokemon games and activities here! We have cards to borrow and professional Pokemasters to help keep the action fair. Third Saturday of the month we go an extra hour for our Tournament! Saturdays, 10am-1pm. Wabi Sabi, 143 SW Century Dr #120, Bend. Contact: 541-633-7205. Free. Youth/Adult Slackline This class will be a

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





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Creative Side Hustles

For some local creatives, making art is a lucrative side business… for now


inding a passion can sometimes lead to finding a career—if you’re lucky. It seems like the American dream: follow your bliss and the rest will follow. Lauren Stewart, who works as a prep cook at Spork, has felt that exact magic since moving to Bend from Virginia three years ago with her husband. While she loved Southwest-inspired silver jewelry, it was a love she couldn’t afford. Her husband suggested she just make it for herself, and while that idea seemed wild, she gave it try. By watching YouTube videos and asking online communities of silversmiths, Stewart began making jewelry in

Laurel Brauns

too many charts, it goes right back into another travel story of hiking in the Himalayas or being stuck in a safari vehicle overnight in Africa.” Thanks to his work ethic and entrepreneurial skills, Rosell had a lot of cash on hand at a young age, and usually made more than his friends who took corporate jobs. What he really wanted to do was buy a brand-new Honda Prelude—black with power windows—that is, until he learned about the magic of compound interest. “Albert Einstein called it the eighth wonder of the world,” Rosell said. “My grandmother showed me that if I started saving $2,000 a year in an IRA beginning at 19, and stopped when I was 27, I’d have $1 million by the time I was 65 (because of the interest). She told me, ‘If you want to be independent of the paycheck, you don’t have to do anything extraordinary, you just have to do ordinary things, extraordinarily well.’” Rosell earned a certificate in wealth distribution from the Wharton School of Business and then began his second business as a financial advisor. After stories of corruption on Wall Street emerged in the late aughts, Rosell cut ties with the

By Teafly Peterson her kitchen. She gave her work to friends and family and was overjoyed when people inquired about purchasing her work. Almost three years later, Stewart has cut down her time at Spork and now has a studio in Mud Lake studios. James Gray, the market director for Central Oregon Locavore, has had a similar experience. After moving to Central Oregon seven years ago, Gray found that his love of growing things turned to house plants. “Not a lot grows here, but houseplants thrive because of the sun,” shared Gray. Because he didn’t have any more space to put plants on the floors, he moved them to the walls. The result are plants mounted on wooden boards with hand-burned, modern, vintage-inspired graphic designs. People love them—so much so, that Gray has had a hard time keeping up. “Each one I do by hand, so it is really exciting to see them in people’s houses

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and to get people interested in what I do— it is such a joyful experience. The issue is time. With working full time, I have to do it when I am not working—that includes weekends and evenings and early mornings and late nights, which makes it hard to keep up with demand,” shared Gray. Stewart raises the same concerns. “I have to practice a lot more self-discipline, because I don’t have regular hours to be there or someone who is going to call me if I don’t go in. I have to make my own priority lists and make time for my own creative processes.” While both Gray and Stewart expressed interest in growing their “side hustles” into an actual full-time business, both see the benefits of growing slowly. The safety of a salary means they can put the money the business earns right back into the business, without worrying about where bill money is coming from. Both see their art being a bigger part of their future,

corporate parent company he was working through and struck out on his own. Today, he primarily works to design retirement plans for clients who have reached their financial “summit” and are concerned about staying comfortable. “We don’t like to use the word ‘retire’ because it comes from the Latin word ‘to end,’” he said. “But people are living healthy lives so much longer…. For many, this is a whole new phase of life where they can be financially independent.” What is Rosell’s advice to millennials who say they can’t afford to start saving for retirement because of student debt and rising costs of living? “I talk about ‘the latte’ factor in my book for millennials,” he said. “I will ask ‘How much did you spend today on coffee? Did you have a $4 Frappuccino? How about a muffin? Before you know it, they say they’ve spent $10. That could be $300 in savings every month. Earning only 6% interest, over 20 years you’d have $140,000, in 40 years you have $600,000. You could lead a life of financial mediocrity or you could say to yourself, ‘If it is to be, it’s up to me.’”  

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James Gray and his mounted houseplants.

while also being perfectly content with where they are now. As Stewart says, “I feel like I am exactly where I need to be.” Lauren Stewart - Yellow Larch Jewelry Instgram: @yellow.larch.jewlery

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By Laurel Brauns monthly financial column for Cascade Business News beginning in 2001. His first book was eventually picked up by Mill City Press and garnered accolades from U.S. News & World Report and Fox Business as well as testimonials from public figures including billionaire Charles R. Schwab, Jr. and motivational speaker Brian Tracy. “The books are a mix of two passions,” Rosell said. “I took my passion for adventure travel and mixed that with helping people with their finances. Most people would feel reading a financial book daunting and my goal was to make it not only informative but to make it a book that’s actually fun to read.” Rosell’s success story began at the age of 15 in Lake Placid, New York, when he began a driveway sealing business after his neighbor hired him for a oneoff job. Rosell saw that he could make a lot more money finishing asphalt ($25) than he could mowing lawns ($5). Much to his parents’ chagrin, Rosell ran the business for 10 more years after graduating from the State University of New York at Geneseo—which funded his backpacking adventures around the world in the off seasons. “Every chapter in these books meshes a riveting travel story, such as tearing down the Berlin Wall 30 years ago, and leads that into a financial lesson,” Rosell said. “Just before there are one


I took my passion for adventure travel and mixed that with helping people with their finances. Most people would feel reading a financial book daunting and my goal was to make it not only informative but make it a book that’s actually fun to read. —David Rosell

Local author David Rosell shares the secrets of a wealthy life that extends beyond money avid Rosell is a writer, traveler, financial planner and retirement “architect” who runs a boutique wealth management firm in downtown Bend, serving 100 clients from all over the U.S. He started his first business at 15, began saving for retirement (in lieu of buying a new car) at the age of 19 and has lived and traveled in almost 80 countries. For this Money Issue, Rosell sat down with the Source to talk about how he’s gained an international reputation as a financial guru, while remaining committed to connecting with nature and staying focused on spiritual wealth above material gain. Rosell has two personas. The first is the affable guy you might meet at a bar after a long day on the slopes, full of colorful tales of serendipity and misadventure. The second personality is serious and deliberate, with a knack for explaining complex financial scenarios in down-to-earth language that’s both optimistic and empowering. Rosell has published two books: “Failure is Not an Option: Creating Certainty in the Uncertainty of Retirement” (2013) and “Keep Climbing: A Millennial’s Guide to Financial Planning,” (2017) for the generation that is the first to have less savings than their parents at the same age, according to a 2019 report by the Pew Research Center. Rosell always kept a journal on his travels and developed a passion for the creative process which led him to write a



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Trends in 2020 CHOW Food Step aside, White Claw: Alcoholic still water just rolled in By Cayla Clark



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Pack up your cast-iron for the next camping trip.

Beyond Campfire Cooking Dutch oven cooking clinic offered at Tumalo Creek

When I think of ‘camping’ and ‘cooking,’ I imagine an Igloo full of hot dogs, frozen burger patties, and, for special occasions, a carton of eggs and bagged hash browns. The pros at Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe have spent their fair share of cooking on riverbanks and remote forest locales, mastering the art of cooking with coals and definitely without beef franks. During the Dutch Oven Cooking Clinic, the seasoned staff will teach Dutch oven techniques—like a campfire slow cooker. They’ll demonstrate recipes such as pineapple upside-down cake, chicken and dumplings, apple pie and bacon cornbread. Samples included. Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe

January 29, 5:30 pm 805 SW Industrial way, suite 6 $8

More Tacos, Please Vida y Tacos is Bend’s newest taco hub If there’s one thing that Bend loves more than craft beer and working remotely, it’s tacos. With that being said, there’s yet another source for traditional and unique street tacos. Vida y Tacos, which translates to “life and tacos,” offers up traditional Mexican fare including cochinita, al pastor and tinga chicken tacos. But it’s the “extraordinary” taco menu that has us coming back for seconds. I sampled a variety of these outsidethe-box offerings, including Korean BBQ tacos served with miso chili mayo, Ahi tacos served inside of a cabbage shell and crispy chicken tacos served with habanero ranch. The fast-casual taco hub is vibrantly and offers easy take-out options or seat-yourself dining. Vida y Tacos replaces the shuttered Ajii Asian Kitchen. Aside from their colorful dining menu, the spot also features “adult slushies” and margaritas by the pitcher. 

his past decade has graced us with kombucha, avocado toast, probiotics and a plethora of plant-based proteins—but these are the exciting food trends we can look forward to in the year ahead. Peanut butter is old news. In fact, even plain old almond butter will no longer cut it. Oh, hello there, watermelon seed butter. Where have you been all my life, macadamia nut butter? If you can pulverize it, you can spread it on a piece of toast. Locally made Jem Organics nut butters are all certified organic, gluten-free, vegan and kosher. From their decadent Salted Caramel Cashew Almond Butter to their fan favorite Pistachio Ginseng Cashew Butter, you’ll never have to settle for a boring PB&J again. You booze you lose - make way for mocktails. Dry happy hours are expected to hit bars and restaurants throughout the country, as the sober curious movement continues to gain momentum. The Stihl Whiskey Bar makes a mean Blackberry Lemonade (no bourbon required), and El Sancho features some epic marg-alternatives, including a fresh Passionfruit Limeade. Ube, a tasty purple yam that has long been favored by cooks in the Philippines, is expected to gain popularity this year (according to a study published by Yelp). The bright color and sweet taste of the root vegetable will make high-end desserts even more photogenic. While not yet widely available in the US, Yelp notes that restaurants will be incorporating more and more of this colorful tuber in everything from ice cream to doughnuts. The Aronia berry (commonly known as the Chokeberry) is anticipated to be the next acai. Low in calories and high in vitamin C and antioxidants, these little bluish/black berries are expected to hop right on the ‘superfood’ train. Plant-based burgers have been stealing the spotlight for the past several


months, but 2020 will see a whole new realm of plant-based foods. Plant-based eggs, plant-based cheeses, plant-based mayonnaise, plant-based gelatin… the list goes on. Flavored cottage cheese. Next.  #sadfood. We all do it - snap a sneaky pic of a particularly Instagrammable dish while our date is looking the other way (damn, expensive sushi roll, you look good). 2020 will see a rise in #sadfood— food too ugly to share on social media that has found an Instagram home regardless. Check @_sadfood for inspiration.  Edible insects. That’s right, the demand for cricket protein continues to increase, as according to James Rolin, the COO of Cowboy Cricket Farms in Bozeman, Montana (set to open this year). His goal is to “normalize the eating of insects in Western culture,” and the widespread availability of bugs coupled with their nutritional profile actually makes the dream seem possible. Slightly upsetting, but possible.  Ah, yes. There’s nothing better than a piping hot mug of Asian Cheese Tea at the end of a long work week. While combining cheese with tea may seem illegal, the boba-like beverage is anticipated to Unsplash

Ube ice cream is believed to soon be featured on more restaurant dessert menus.

gain rampant popularity over the next year. Not quite as viciously disgusting as it sounds, cheese tea combines iced tea with a layer of foamed milk, cream cheese and salt. Yum! We’re familiar with veganism and vegetarianism… but what about flexitarianism? This year is expected to see a rise in meat-plant blends. This trend will allow omnivores to cut down on their meat intake while still enjoying something that somewhat loosely resembles a hamburger. The year ahead will also see an increase in dairy and plant-based milk blends. Sure, why not. White Claw took 2019 by sparkling storm. According to an article published by CNN Business in Sep. 2019, White Claw confirmed a nationwide shortage based on its rampant popularity. What boozy trends does the next year hold? Spiked still water. Pura Still, the innovative company that’s currently leading this trend, totes the tagline, “Don’t let bubbles weigh you down.” Perhaps the most pertinent of all upcoming food trends concerns reduced waste. Local efforts to reduce food waste led to the optional yard debris service through Bend Garbage & Recycling and Cascades Disposal last year. As according to, 1.3 billion pounds of edible food is wasted annually in the U.S., and this number is expected to jump to 2.2 billion by the year 2025. Fruits and vegetables account for nearly 44% of all wasted food. Most of this produce is discarded because of the way it looks. Grocery stores are expected to feature special bins for their ugly-but-edible produce, marketing deformed fruits and vegetables in fun ways. Additionally, parts of produce that were once discarded (avocado blossoms, sweet potato leaves, beet and carrot greens) will be repurposed into sustainable cuisine.  There’s more to this story! See the trends that make our “Honorable Mention” list at 




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Drinking in the New Year at Three Creeks Brewing


By Heidi Howard

Taco Tuesdays at Silvermoon, every week starting at 4pm!

FOOD EVENTS Dinner with Ben Sukle at The Suttle Lodge Kicking off our 2020 Guest Chef

Dinner Series is James Beard Best Chef: Northeast-Nominee (Semifinalist) and Noma alum, Ben Sukle. He embraces whole-animal cooking, seasonal ingredients, and has a knack for foraging—we can’t wait to see what kind of tasty treasures he’ll dig up around the lake for this debut dinner. A portion of ticket sales from Ben’s dinner will be going to Planned Parenthood Oregon. Jan. 11, 7pm. The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse, 13300 Hwy 20, Sisters. $35-$95.

Member Appreciation Day Because Locavore appreciates you, current members enjoy 10% off the entire indoor farmer’s market inventory with specials, tastings and other fun activities. Jan. 11, 10am-4pm. Central Oregon Locavore, 1841 NE Third St., Bend. Contact: 541-633-7388. Free. Raclette Rendez-vous This month’s culinary series features Swiss Raclette paired with a sampling of our French wine portfolio. Enjoy cheese & wine, alongside showman and Swiss-French Raclette extraordinaire, Yanick Fluhmann, who will lead us in how to properly enjoy traditional Raclette while sharing the history and stories of this famed European dish. Jan. 9, 6-9pm. Elixir Wine Group, 11 NW LAVA RD, BEND. Contact: 541-388-5330. $35.

BEER & DRINK EVENTS Brewery Bingo with Tumalo Cider

Locals Day at Riff Whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, join us Tuesdays for an all day local’s night. $2 off coffee, beer, cocktails, wine and shareable dishes. Tuesdays, 9am-8pm. Riff - Craft Food & Beverage Taproom, 555 NW Arizona Ave, Suite 30, Bend. Free. Locals Night at Porter Brewing! We

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.

Moms and Groms Moms, it’s simple. Show up with your grom(s) to socialize and drink a beer (or two) with other awesome Bend moms while the kiddos make new friends. All moms get $1 off drinks from 3-5pm. Call it a play date...with beer! *Dads welcome too. Wednesdays, 3-5pm. Boss Rambler Beer Club, 1009 NW Galveston Ave., Bend. Free. Palate Trip If you’ve ever wondered, “Where

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

Sunday Brunch The first of our weekly

Sunday brunches! Chef Matt is crafting up some delicious brunch specials for us. As always, we’ll have coffee and Gimme-mo-mosas to go along with your meal. Sundays, 10am-2pm. Through Feb. 9. Crux Fermentation Project, 50 SW Division St., Bend. Contact: 541-385-3333.

Come join us at Kobold Brewing/The Vault Taphouse for a fun night of Bingo with Tumalo Cider and enjoy tacos from Westside Taco! Win some cool prizes and drink great beer and cider! Jan. 15, 6:30-8pm. Kobold Brewing / The Vault Taphouse, 245 SW Sixth St., Redmond. Contact: Free.

Taco Tuesdays Join us every Tuesday $2.50

Fulcrum Afterparty Join us for a post holiday happy hour! Jan. 9, 5pm. Level 2, 360 SW Powerhouse Drive, Bend. Free.

Taphouse Trivia Join us for a great

Local’s Night Come on down to Bevel Craft

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

Localized Join us every Monday for LOCALIZED! Our weekly event celebrates everything local that we love. We’ll have $2 off our local Immersion beers, a specialty dish by Chef Danny from local farms and free live music. We also have local makers/artists/creators in the house showcasing their craft. Mondays, 6-8pm. Through Jan. 27. Immersion Brewing, 550 SW Industrial Way, Bend. Contact: 541-633-7821. Free.

tacos! With many different varieties to choose from that all pair well with our beers on tap! Treat yourself to one of our three signature margaritas. Tuesdays, 4-10pm. Silver Moon Brewing, 24 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-388-8331.

night of TRIVIA at Kobold Brewing/The Vault Taphouse! Bring some friends or make some new ones, and show us what you know! Win cool prizes, drink great beer and grab some fabulous food from Westside Taco food truck! Wed, Jan. 8, 6:30pm, Wed, Jan. 22, 6:30pm, Wed, Feb. 5, 6:30pm and Wed, Feb. 19, 6:30pm. Kobold Brewing / The Vault Taphouse, 245 SW Sixth St., Redmond. Contact: Free.

Whiskey Wing Wednesdays When you

just can’t make it until Friday, we have your back! Come down and order our signature Starship Wings and choose from six different quality whiskeys for a pour for only $5! Wednesdays, 11:30am-10pm. Silver Moon Brewing, 24 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-388-8331.

Chill Axe Winter Warmer at Three Creeks Brewing


his year, I resolve to broaden my search for review-worthy beers. I’ll be striving to bring more regional beer reviews from outside of Bend. To start the new year and the beginning of winter, I took a trip to Three Creeks Brewing. I hadn’t been to the brewery in probably three or four years, and it still looked the same. It feels like you’re walking into a country western scene, but it’s cleaner! Just as I remembered, the service was excellent, and the beer selection was great, too.

Chill Axe has an ABV of 6.8% which makes for easy drinking, but still gives just enough warmth in your cheeks to enjoy on a cold and blustery day. I ordered the Chill Axe winter warmer with my meal. Before taking the first sip, I captured a whiff of sweet, warm and malty aromas. On the tongue were rich and lightly spiced flavors. Winter warmers tend to bring in spices like coriander, aniseed and various herbs. Many winter-warmer beers will punch you straight in the mouth with these flavors, but Chill Axe is subtle, and I can really appreciate that. There’s a hint of the spice blend and it’s fantastic and balances out the sweet maltiness of this beer—exactly what the spices are intended to do in a winter

warmer. As the beer warms, the spices come forward a bit more, making the spiciness slightly more evident in both the aroma and flavor. Chill Axe has an ABV of 6.8% which makes for easy drinking, but still gives just enough warmth in your cheeks to enjoy on a cold and blustery day. By contrast, many of our regional winter warmers will hit higher ABVs of 8.5% and up. The higher carbonation in this beer adds a bit of brightness, further cutting through the rich and sweet maltiness. Don’t get me wrong, Chill Axe is still sweet, but the level of sweetness as it relates to a winter-warmer style is on the lower side. For me, that’s what I like, and I believe that it also helps bring it a high score on my drinkability scale. I give Chill Axe from Three Creeks Brewing a 4.5 because of its moderate ABV, subtleness of spices and lack of cloying sweetness. I would take a friend out to drink this beer if they told me they don’t usually like winter warmers, or if they had never had a winter warmer before. Chill Axe would be a great gateway beer for a newbie craft beer drinker to taste. We would sit by the fire at Three Creeks Brewing, and maybe play a game of pool. If they decide they didn’t like Chill Axe, that’s cool, because Three Creeks has a really great variety of beers available. Happy New, Year everybody, and cheers to broadening those horizons!   Three Creeks Brewing

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FILM SHORTS By Jared Rasic 1917 • Courtesy IMDb



1917: From director Sam Mendes comes a war movie unlike any you’ve seen before. Crafted to look like the entire film is done in one shot, “1917” is easily the most intense war film since “Saving Private Ryan” or “The Thin Red Line.” See this on the biggest and loudest screen you can find. Regal Old Mill ScreenX & IMAX, Sisters Movie House, Redmond Cinema BECOMING NOBODY: An interview/conversation with Ram Dass that asks some of the big questions about the meaning of life. This is a good entry point for anyone curious about the basic tenets of the late spiritual guru’s philosophies. Tin Pan Theater BOMBSHELL: Charlize, Nicole and Margot

take on Fox News from the director of “Austin Powers.” I’m not sure there’s a movie screen big enough to contain the star wattage of those three women on screen together at the same time. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX

CATS: I’m not recommending anyone do drugs, but


if you were to do drugs and you were like, “Hey, my brain is melting from all these drugs, maybe I should sit in a dark room full of strangers,” then you should maybe use that time to watch “Cats.” If you need Taylor Swift and Jason Derulo dry-humping everything while Rebel Wilson eats a cockroach, then this movie is for you. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX, Sisters Movie House, Redmond Cinema

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story from the director of “Logan,” starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, is a pretty good pedigree and somehow the movie is even better than it sounds. Just a fun, old-fashioned movie about highly competent adults being awesome and going fast. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX

FROZEN 2: While not possessing the same

charms as the original, “Frozen 2” is still another solid entry in the Disney canon. The songs aren’t quite as memorable, but holy heck, the animation is absolutely stunning to look at and Kristen Bell is a national treasure, so there’s still plenty to enjoy with realistic expectations. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX

THE GRUDGE: Normally horror remakes are pretty bad, but this one is directed by Nicolas Pesce, who made the deeply disturbing “The Eyes of My Mother.” Also, the trailer is terrifying. Studios normally dump their terrible horror movies in January, so hopefully this will buck the trend. See full review on p. 27. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX

HONEY BOY: An autobiographic look at the life of Shia Labeouf and his turbulent relationship with his father. A genuinely humane and beautiful movie that once again reinforces the talent Labeouf possesses when he manages to get out of his own way. Tin Pan Theater

complaining that this is just more of the same and I’m like, “Yes, please. I’ll take three more, please.” Kevin Hart does the greatest Danny Glover impression and Danny DeVito is a national treasure…what more do you need? There’s a scene with DeVito climbing down a ladder that made me snot laugh. This movie is a delight. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX, Redmond Cinema

JUST MERCY: Michael B. Jordan and Brie Larson

star in this true story of a lawyer fighting to get an innocent man out of prison. From the filmmaker behind the modern classic, “Short Term 12,” this should be an absolutely captivating experience. Regal Old Mill ScreenX & IMAX, Sisters Movie House

KNIVES OUT: “Clue” is one of the best movies

ever made and “Knives Out” makes it look basic. With a perfect cast featuring Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Daniel Craig and a dozen more, this movie will melt your brain and then rearrange the pieces incorrectly. A new classic. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX

LITTLE WOMEN: I can’t imagine a better Christmas present than seeing Greta Gerwig’s take on “Little Women.” With a cast featuring the finest women actors of their generation, this should be the definitive take on the material. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX, Sisters Movie House, Odem Theater Pub.

RICHARD JEWELL: Look, Clint Eastwood made

another movie about Americans being picked on by the scary liberal media. Since this was his worst opening in 40 years, maybe people are finally tired of him disingenuously contorting facts to suit his agenda…something he likes to accuse others of doing. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX

SPIES IN DISGUISE: I’m pretty sure I’ve waited my entire life to see an animated Will Smith play basically James Bond, so consider me excited for this new cartoon adventure. It looks surprisingly great, which would be nice because 2019 was not the best year for animated films. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX, Redmond CInema STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER: The ninth and “final” film in the Skywalker Saga sees Rey, Finn and Poe take on Kylo Ren and the First Order for all the marbles. Remember, no matter who lives or dies, the real winner is Disney. Every single time. Always Disney. Our new benevolent overlords. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX, Sisters Movie House, Redmond Cinema, Odem Theater Pub UNCUT GEMS: Adam Sandler is so good in this movie that it should be impossible for him to go back to making garbage. He probably will, but now we know he can do better. This is one hell of a movie, but make sure you bring some anxiety medication. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX, Sisters Movie House

 STREAMING THIS WEEK “DRACULA” From the creative team behind “Doctor Who” and “Sherlock” comes this absolutely bonkers and lavish retelling of the Bram Stoker classic. Violent, sexy and weird (sometimes all within the same scene), this is not even remotely a dull adaptation.


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House SCREEN Bleak Grudges never die By Jared Rasic 27



he first horror movie that comes out every year is always pretty bad. “The Bye Bye Man,” “Underworld: Blood Wars,” “The Forest” and “The Devil Inside” are just a few of the January dumping ground flicks we’ve been exposed to over the last few years— none of which were even really worthy of a theatrical release in the first place. I’ve been unreasonably excited for the new “Grudge” movie because of the talent involved, even knowing it had a disastrous January release date. It’s that feeling where you’re reaching your hand into a garbage disposal, knowing something squishy and awful might be in there, but also just hoping for the best (even though the best is still gonna be partially blended garbage). “The Grudge” has a cast featuring “Mandy’s” Andrea Riseborough, John Cho, “Weeds’” Demián Bichir, “GLOW’s” Betty Gilpin, Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver and horror/comedy legend Lin Shaye. It’s a deep bench of great actors hired to take on what I assumed was a reboot of the early 2000s’ J-Horror classic “Ju-On,” or the less-classic American remake. But then it gets interesting, with Nicolas Pesce hired to direct. Pesce is responsible for two of the most disturbing horror films of the last decade, with “The Eyes of My Mother” and “Piercing,” movies so hard to watch that I love them dearly but will never sit through them again. With Pesce’s deeply disturbing eye trained on the wet-headed little ghost children, what could go wrong? This year’s “The Grudge” isn’t actually a reboot or a remake, it’s a side-quel,

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She gonna shoot some ghosts?

taking place at the same time as 2004’s remake, focusing on a character who leaves the Grudge house in Tokyo and brings the curse back to the U.S., passing it between three interrelated families. The film follows the three families as they die horribly, but the story isn’t told linearly, so we learn the fate of the characters before seeing what happened to them, which robs the movie of much needed tension. Even with some strange and counterintuitive storytelling choices, it’s hard

to discount “The Grudge” entirely, simply for the unbearable amount of dread Pesce manages to insert in almost every scene. This isn’t a fun horror movie to watch, like “It” or “Evil Dead.” It’s filled to the brim with existential terror and madness that, even when undercut by sloppy editing and jump scares, manages to leave a mark on the soul. Riseborough and Shaye are both so deeply committed to this hopeless universe that it’s hard not to be heartbroken by their horrible fates. There are no happy

endings to be had here. The best these characters can hope for is being haunted until the end of their days. So even though “The Grudge” is deeply flawed and messy, I can’t seem to shake its bitter and depressing bleakness. It might not be fun, but it’s definitely horror. 

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CORK Thursday Run Join us for a run from

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

Hump Day Run Celebrate getting over the

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

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Beginners, bring a friend and your fun self to Widgi Creek from 4-6pm for a 30-minute intro to Pickleball and 90 minutes of playtime for only $20 and a drink ticket. We will provide paddles. All others show up at 6pm and $20 will get you 2 hours of amazing Pickleball game-play and a drink ticket. Jan. 11, 4-6 and 6-8pm. Widgi Creek Golf Club, 18707 SW Century Dr, Bend. $20.

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Rise and Run Early riser? This group is for you! Tuesdays, 5am. FootZone, 842 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: Free. Saturday Coffee Run Wish you had a running posse to make your weekend run fly by? Bring a few bucks for coffee afterwards with your new running buddies! Saturdays, 9am. FootZone, 842 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: Free. Tuesday Performance Group All ages and abilities welcome. Sessions led by Max King. Tuesdays, 5:30pm. FootZone, 842 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: Free. Walk Up Pilot Butte Join JessBFit for this walk up Pilot Butte. Learn how to use the pull-up bar station at the trail head for strength training. Tuesdays, 8-9am. Pilot Butte State Park, Pilot Butte State Park, Bend. Contact: 503-446-0803.

OUTDOOR EVENTS Trails & Treats Join Brasada Trails this winter for trail rides to Spirit Rock, where you’ll roast s’mores over the open fire pit and sip hot cocoa while enjoying the breathtaking views. 18% service charge. Saturdays, 1-3pm. Brasada Ranch, 16986 SW Brasada Ranch Rd, Powell Butte. Contact: 541-526-6870. $160.


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BEA, MBSEF and Bend Hoops all expand and look toward the future with new facilities and programs By Damian Fagan Diana Nagai

MBSEF pours a foundation The Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2017 and has touched the lives of many Bendites through the generations. “Our roots go back to the early 1920s, starting out as an outdoor club called Skyliners,” said John Schiemer, MBSEF director. “MBSEF really took hold when Mt. Bachelor opened back in 1959, and that really launched our organization.” Due in a big way to visionary Bill Healy, the Skyliners Club started at Mt. Bachelor as a race organization club, led very successfully by alpine coach Frank Cammack.

Construction of the Bill Healy Training Center begins.

Many skiers have passed through the program to national or international success, including Kiki Cutter, Karen Skjersaa, Sherry Blann, Mike Lafferty and Tommy Ford. Cutter was the first American to win a World Cup ski race, and Tommy Ford won his first GS World Cup race in early December. The odd part? “Throughout this whole time, we have never had our own facility,” added Schiemer. That changed when MBSEF secured a parcel in Northwest Crossing and started a capital campaign. “In November 2017, at our annual Snowball dinner and auction, we announced a goal of $4 million,” said Schiemer. Currently somewhere over the $3 million mark, construction continued with the second pouring of the foundation in late December. The facility will be called “The Bill Healy Training Center” and is slated to open this August. “It’s really been humbling to see the support for the project and how much MBSEF has meant to a lot of people,” Courtesy of MBSEF voiced Schiemer. Bend Endurance Academy moves BEA moved its climbing operations to the Bend Rock Gym this past August. “Our competition-level team now has 26 kids and there’s no way we could have run an effective practice at our old BEA facility at one time,” said Mike Rougeux,


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BEA climbing director. As the Bend Rock Gym also expanded last summer, space became available to accommodate BEA’s climbing program— which has about 50 participants in development, high school and competition-level teams. “We’ve already seen what the popularity of climbing has done to our sport, especially in terms of movies such as ‘Free Solo’ and ‘The Dawn Wall,’” said Rougeux. A young climber gets into her moves at Bend Rock Gym. With the debut of climbing as a medal sport at Over time, however, Cox has learned the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, interest that sustaining a gym through just basin bouldering should also climb. “If and ketball is a challenge. “Kids tend to go when climbing gets some airtime during from sport to sport,” said Cox. “Most play the Olympics, it’s pretty cool to think for two to three months, then they are off that a kid could come into the gym and to the next sport.” In order to sustain the imagine that they could be doing the basketball program, Bend Hoops decided same thing someday,” added Rougeux. to offer youth or adult activities in sports Bend Hoops expands beyond basketball Bend Hoops, which opened about five years ago as the first dedicated basketball facility in Bend, offers gym time, camps, clinics and skill development by coaches who have strong basketball backgrounds. “Other places in town require parents to stay with kids who are under 12 years old,” said owner Kevin Cox. “We have a gym manager on duty at all times, which allows parents to drop off their kids and feel safe knowing that the kids are being supervised.”

such as volleyball, table tennis, futsal and pickleball to keep the gym busy. And with the completion of its outdoor mural which faces west along the Parkway, the location at 1307 NW 1st St. in Bend is also now a lot more visible.  Bend Hoops

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hen it comes to sports, there’s a lot going on for Bend youth. Peruse the Bend Park & Recreation District’s Playbook and you’ll see a diversity of programs—but beyond BPRD’s numerous parks, sport fields and facilities, other organizations such as Bend Endurance Academy, Bend Hoops and Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation are also building toward the future.




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Those Good Ol’ OMSI Days

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Meeting a jokester of a state geologist and more from the ‘50s and ‘60s

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n the mid-1950s I was working with Bob Couch cutting lodgepole on the west side of Newberry. One morning I fired up the old corn-binder, checked the tie-downs and was out on the logging road in minutes. When I pulled onto the main paved road, I’d be on my way to Hwy. 97 and then on to La Pine. I was rounding the first turn, when, lo-and-behold, right in front of me was a passenger car parked right in the middle of the road! I did some of the fanciest driving I’ve ever done to miss that car and went up into the trees, somehow avoiding every one of them before coming to a stop. I shook my head as I passed all the trees I’d missed, and just got madder and madder as I headed for that car, running around behind it and pulling up to the driver’s side, ready to eat the driver. As the window slowly came down, I looked at the driver and all the anger and frustration went out of me like a deflated balloon. Seated in the driver’s seat was a skinny old guy who had to be 100. Right next to him was his thin-as-a-rail tiny wife. I was about to ask him what he was doing in the middle of the road, when he looked up at me out of his foggy old eyes, and said, “Have you seen Ralph Mason?” I couldn’t believe it! “No sir,” I said, clutching the top of the window in a death grip. “I wouldn’t know Ralph Mason if he jumped up and bit me on the kneecap! Why is he so important?” “Well, we’re out here on a Gee-socker weekend and Mr. Mason was showing us the geology of Newberry when we

lost him yesterday on a dusty road. I got turned around and now we don’t know where we are.” I was dumbfounded. “You been out here all night?” I asked him. He sort of whispered yes, while his dear wife slowly nodded her head. Turns out “Gee-sockers” are members of the Geological Society of the Oregon Country, and back in those days they often took field trips around the state with members of the Oregon Department of Geology and Minerals leading the trips. I told them to follow me to Hwy. 97 where I’d turn left to head for La Pine, and they should go right to Bend. But that’s not the end of this story… In 1960 I went to work with the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry as the staff naturalist, and was assigned to the Education Department, run by a most wonderful woman by the name of Dorothy Mason. Yep, you guessed it, Dorothy’s husband was Ralph Mason, and he and I were scheduled to meet on a tour of the Columbia River lavas. The best moment I ever spent with my new and dear pal, State Geologist Ralph Mason, was on the first trip he took me on with a group of high school kids to learn about the lava flows and Bretz/Missoula floods of the Columbia Gorge. I was driving the museum’s old 22-passenger Ford bus OMSI named “The Space Cruiser,” headed for Hood River. As we approached the first crossing of the big overhead high-tension

lines coming from the Bonneville Power grid, Mason suddenly jumped out of his seat, grabbed the PA microphone and shouted, “Stop the bus! Stop the bus!” I did, fearing something was bad wrong and pulled off the road. “Now the reason I asked Mr. Anderson to stop is I wanted you to notice those big power lines held up by those huge towers.” And he went on… “There are thousands of volts of electricity traveling in those huge wires, most of it going directly to California.” He paused to make sure everyone was listening. “Now we’re going to have to travel under them as we go on to Hood River, and each time we pass under those powerful wires Mr. Anderson is going to slow the bus down to 22 miles per hour, and we all must wet our pointing finger and place it against the glass window on the side of the bus.” I looked back at the kids and could see every one of them had licked his or her finger and was holding it against the glass. I pulled back on the main road and as soon as we were up to the assigned 22 miles per hour, I wet my finger and placed it firmly against the window. We passed under the high-tension wires traveling at exactly 22 miles per hour, but nothing happened; absolutely nothing. I went on to the next wide spot, pulled off the highway, and as I did, Mason got out of his seat. He raised the microphone to his mouth, and with a slight grin, asked, “What, you didn’t feel the pane?” 

In 2019, the Oregon Legislature passed a historic bill aimed at proactively restoring and protecting the state’s natural living resources. HB 2829—signed by Gov. Kate Brown in July—established the Oregon Conservation & Recreation Fund, which sets up a funding process that doesn’t rely only on hunting and fishing fees collected in the state. But in order for the fund to do the work promised, it needs private financial support in the way of private donations. HB 2829 set aside $1 million in tax funds—but it has to be matched by $1 million in private funds by June 30, 2021, in order for OCRF to get off the ground. On Friday, people are invited to attend an event in support of the OCRF at Embark, Ruffwear’s co-working space on the west side of Bend. Oregon’s First Gentleman Dan Little, along with Rep. Cheri Helt (R-Bend) and Rep. Ken Helm (D-Washington County) will speak at the event, demonstrating the bipartisan support the bill had in the Legislature last year. The event includes craft beer, refreshments and networking with conservation and recreation leaders. The event is free—though a suggested donation will go toward the OCRF.  Oregon Conservation & Recreation Fund Celebration & Fundraiser Fri., Jan. 10. 6-8pm EMBARK 2843 NW Lolo Dr., Bend RSVP at: Free but donations encouraged

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Women are so mean. I’m the new girl at work, having started my job two weeks ago. Yesterday, I had a date after work, so I wore my date outfit to the office. It wasn’t scandalous, but it was a little sexier than my usual workwear. I was in a bathroom stall, and I overheard two female co-workers talking about me: mean, nasty, catty talk. And really, my outfit was not terribly revealing. Why are women so awful to one another? —Upset Imagine if there’d been three women in the Garden of Eden -one wearing a fig leaf a little on the small side and two to ostracize her for flirting with the snake. Welcome to Putdownapalooza! This sort of catty little gossip fest is a female specialty -- an underhanded form of aggression against women who dare to commandeer male eyeballs. For women, competition for mates is a beauty contest. (Sorry, but Miss Congeniality doesn’t cut it.) While it’s good to be a good-looking man, for men, appearance just doesn’t matter as much as it does for women. Because women get pregnant and left with mouths to feed, women evolved to prioritize finding a “provider” -- a man who’s willing and able to commit resources -- over landing some Mr. Adonis. Men know this, having co-evolved with women. They’re more likely to dis each other and also trash each other to the ladies over how much money they make than, say, how tight their pants are. In short, if you’re an ugly millionaire, it’s best if you’re a man. However, if you’re a hot barista or pizza delivery person, you’ll still get plenty of dates -- if you’re a woman. Because men evolved to prioritize physical appearance in mates, women will band together to punish other women for wearing skimpy, revealing clothes or just for being physically attractive. Women seem to recognize that other women do this. Research by social psychologist Jaimie Arona Krems suggests that women tend to dress defensively -- wear less revealing clothes and dampen their attractiveness -- when they’ll be around other women that they aren’t already friends with. Prior research (by psychologist Joyce Benenson, among others) finds that girls and women tend to be vicious to newcomers in a way boys and men are not. For women, there generally seem to be “costs from incorporating a female newcomer,” Krems explained to me. The women we already know -“even those we can have some conflict

with -- may be less competitive with us. At times, their gains can be our gains. And very often, female friends protect one another” -- sometimes from other women’s aggression. “In fact, we might even dress a little more revealingly ... when we’re with our female friends than when we’re heading out alone ... perhaps because our friends have our backs.” As for you, knowing this, when you’re going to be around women you aren’t yet friends with, you might want to take it down a notch in sexy or wait till you’re leaving work to slinky it up. Remember, as Michelle Obama said, “There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish” -- for example, hacking into Amy Alkon the new office hottie’s LinkedIn and promoting her to “Vice President of Lap Dances.”

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I’m a gay man, and I’ve developed a crush on my best friend, despite his not being my type at all. He’s very confident, and I kind of want to be him. I have many insecurities, and a mutual friend suggested what I really find attractive is how my best friend knows everything about me and accepts me anyway. The more I think about it, the more I suspect our mutual friend is right. —Wrong Reasons? Ideally, the process of feeling good about yourself is not modeled on siphoning somebody’s gas. There’s a key word in “self-acceptance” -- a big how-to clue -- and it’s “self.” Self-acceptance involves your embracing your whole self -- all of your qualities and characteristics, positive and negative. Psychologist Nathaniel Branden explained, “‘Accepting’ does not necessarily mean ‘liking’” or that there’s no need for improvement. It means recognizing you’re a package deal, and you can’t have the good stuff about you (like, say, your kindness) without the stuff that needs improvement (like how your housekeeping style is right out of Better Landfills and Dumpsters). To crank up self-acceptance, recognize that it’s not just a feeling but an action -something you do: deciding to like yourself (and even love yourself) as a human work in progress. When you do the job of accepting yourself, you no longer need to slot somebody in as a romantic partner simply because they don’t find you repellant. (If the neighbors file a complaint about the noise from your bedroom, it ideally isn’t because you spend hours weeping inconsolably after sex.)

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ASTROLOGY  By Rob Brezsny

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): In a poem titled “The Mess-iah,” spiritual teacher Jeff Foster counsels us, “Fall in love with the mess of your life . . . the wild, uncontrollable, unplanned, unexpected moments of existence. Dignify the mess with your loving attention, your gratitude. Because if you love the mess enough, you will become a Mess-iah.” I bring this to your attention, Aquarius, because I suspect you’ll have a better chance to ascend to the role of Mess-iah in the coming weeks and months than you have had in many years.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Comedian John Cleese believes that “sometimes we hang onto people or relationships long after they’ve ceased to be of any use to either of you.” That’s why he has chosen to live in such a way that his web of alliances is constantly evolving. “I’m always meeting new people,” he says, “and my list of friends seems to change quite a bit.” According to my analysis of the astrological omens, Pisces, 2020 will be a propitious year for you to experiment with Cleese’s approach. You’ll have the chance to meet a greater number of interesting new people in the coming months than you have in a long time. (And don’t be afraid to phase out connections that have become a drain.)

ARIES (March 21-April 19): When comedian John Cleese was 61, his mother died. She was 101. Cleese testifies, “Just towards the end, as she began to run out of energy, she did actually stop trying to tell me what to do most of the time.” I bet you’ll experience a similar phenomenon in 2020— only bigger and better. I bet that fewer people will try to tell you what to do than at any previous time of your life. As a result, you’ll be freer to be yourself exactly as you want to be. You’ll have unprecedented power to express your uniqueness. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Renowned Taurus philosopher Bertrand Russell was sent to jail in 1918 because of his pacifism and anti-war activism. He liked being there. “I found prison in many ways quite agreeable,” he said. “I had no engagements, no difficult decisions to make, no fear of callers, no interruptions to my work. I read enormously; I wrote a book.” The book he produced, Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy, is today regarded as a classic. In 2020, I would love to see you Tauruses cave out an equally luxurious sabbatical without having to go through the inconvenience of being incarcerated. I’m confident you can do this. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): It’s common to feel attracted to people because of the way they look and dress and carry themselves. But here’s the problem: If you pursue an actual connection with someone whose appearance you like, there’s no guarantee it will turn out to be interesting and meaningful. That’s because the most important factor in becoming close to someone is not their cute face or body or style, but rather their ability to converse with you in ways you find interesting. And that’s a relatively rare phenomenon. As philosopher Mortimer Adler observed, “Love without conversation is impossible.” I bring these thoughts to your attention, Gemini, because I believe that in 2020 you could have some of the best conversations you’ve ever had—and as a result experience the richest intimacy.


CANCER (June 21-July 22): Mystic poet Rumi told us the kind of person he was attracted to. “I want a trouble-maker for a lover,” he wrote. “Blood spiller, blood drinker, a heart of flame, who quarrels with the sky and fights with fate, who burns like fire on the rushing sea.” In response to that testimony, I say, “Boo! Ugh! Yuck!” I say “To hell with being in an intimate relationship with a trouble-maker who fights with fate and quarrels with the sky.” I can’t imagine any bond that would be more unpleasant and serve me worse. What about you, Cancerian? Do you find Rumi’s definition glamorous and romantic? I hope not. If you do, I advise you to consider changing your mind. 2020 will be an excellent time to be precise in articulating the kinds of alliances that are healthy for you. They shouldn’t resemble Rumi’s description. (Rumi translation by Zara Houshmand.)


CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Let’s get 2020 started with a proper send-off. According to my reading of the astrological omens, the coming months will bring you opportunities to achieve a host of liberations. Among the things from which you could be at least partially emancipated: stale old suffering; shrunken expectations; people who don’t appreciate you for who you really are; and beliefs and theories that don’t serve you any more. (There may be others!) Here’s an inspirational maxim, courtesy of poet Mary Oliver: “Said the river: imagine everything you can imagine, then keep on going.”


LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The 18th-century comic novel Tristram Shandy is still being translated, adapted, and published today. Its popularity persists. Likewise, the 18th-century novel Moll Flanders, which features a rowdy, eccentric heroine who was unusual for her era, has had modern incarnations in TV, film, and radio. Then there’s the 19th-century satirical novel Vanity Fair. It’s considered a classic even now, and appears on lists of best-loved books. The authors of these three books had one thing in common: They had to pay to have their books published. No authority in the book business had any faith in them. You may have similar challenges in 2020, Leo—and rise to the occasion with equally good results. Believe in yourself! VIRGO (Aug. 23Sept. 22): I’ll present two possible scenarios that could unfold for you in 2020. Which scenario actually occurs will depend on how willing you are to transform yourself. Scenario #1. Love is awake, and you’re asleep. Love is ready for you but you’re not ready for love. Love is hard to recognize because you think it still looks like it did in the past. Love changed its name, and you didn’t notice. Scenario #2. Love is awake and you’re waking up. Love is ready for you and you’re making yourself ready for love. Love is older and wiser now, and you recognize its new guise. Love changed its name, and you found out. (Thanks to Sarah and Phil Kaye for the inspiration for this horoscope.)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Renowned Greek sculptor Praxiteles created some famous and beloved statues in the fourth century B.C. One of his pieces, showing the gods Hermes and Dionysus, was displayed inside the Temple of Hera in Olympia. But a few centuries later an earthquake demolished the Temple and buried the statue. There it remained until 1877, when archaeologists dug it out of the rubble. I foresee a metaphorically equivalent recovery in your life, Libra—especially if you’re willing to excavate an old mess or investigate a debris field or explore a faded ruin. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Over a period of

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74 years, the Scorpio philosopher and author Voltaire (1694–1778) wrote so many letters to so many people that they were eventually published in a series of 98 books, plus nine additional volumes of appendixes and indexes. I would love to see you communicate that abundantly and meticulously in 2020, Scorpio. The cosmic rhythms will be inclined to bring you good fortune if you do.


SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Picasso was


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More states going legal. More consumers getting informed. We look at what’s ahead for the coming year. By Josh Jardine


s we enter the new year, there’s Democrats (and some Republicans) no shortage of predictions for in the House to get groundbreakthe cannabis industry. Having ing legislation written and passed in just wrapped up a tumultuous year 2019. But Republicans in the Senate, which saw a bloodbath of job and headed up by strident cannabis profinancial losses in both the U.S. and hibitionist Mitch McConnell, are not Canada, a cavalcade of reports, arti- in any hurry to see federal re/deschedcles and blog pieces predict what we uling of cannabis. Although polls concan expect in 2020. sistently show a growing majority of Aside from the certainty that we will Americans would prefer to see the actually have an entire month legiti- feds legalize cannabis, unless Demomately deemed “4/20,” what follows is crats capture the Senate, or someone a compilation of everyone’s best guess replaces McConnell, this won’t be the as to what will occur. If the cannabis year. Even if that were to occur, such a industry has taught us anything, it’s monumental action would take extenthat the plans it makes are frequently sive time to write and implement, considered by all deities as a “hold my making 2022 feasibly the first year it beer” type challenge. could go into effect. More states will legalize canYou will be assimilated: Connabis: As more states have estabsolidation looms large for 2020. lished Adult Use cannabis Heavy financial losses last year programs, those without such have widely chilled investor interprograms are est, and some seeing growing analysts expect support for crelarger brands to ating them. Be they greatly accelerate motivated by the buying up smaller myriad social jusbrands at deep distice benefits such counts, in addition programs can proto giants mergvide, increased tax ing with each other. revenue, or both, orgaThrow in some bankruptcy Good Free Photos nizers across the U.S. are filings, and this year could increasingly hopeful this is their year. result in a noticeable reduction in As of Jan. 1, regulated adult use can- brand choices, especially among small, nabis programs are active in 11 states craft producers. While that does pro,plus the District of Columbia, and 33 vide for potentially lower prices on states having a program in place for some products, it’s rare that the qualmedical marijuana. ity of the product improves as well. As The manner in which the Illinois with all agricultural products, supportstate government passed its Adult Use ing craft cannabis keeps small farms program through legislation designed operating and independent. and enacted by lawmakers internally, Consumers are wising up: We still instead of the traditional voter signa- know little about cannabis, but what ture-driven ballot initiatives, or state we do know is starting to become of house crafted referendums, adds a greater importance to both consumtwist. Forbes has an overview on tra- ers and product developers. Buyers ditional ballot-measure legislation, have more information and experiwhich lists a remarkable 16 states ence when making purchases and have which could see the choice placed begun asking not only about the before voters: Arkansas, Arizona, Con- THC content, but terpene content as necticut, Florida, Idaho, Mississippi, well. Developers are addressing newMissouri, Montana, New Jersey, North ly empowered buyers by focusing on Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode products with particular cannabiIsland, Nebraska and South Dakota, noids and compounds such as CBG, and CBS News believes Virginia could CBN, THCV and others. Micro-dosing be added to that list. is morphing into precision dosing as But federal legalization isn’t consumers demand particular effects. happening: Yes, it would be the best Producers will also take extra steps thing for the industry, consumers, to ensure quality control, especially and those impacted by the War on with products such as vaporizers. The Drugs, but there isn’t much optimism “Vapocolypse” has brought producer 2020 is the year it’s going to happen. transparency to the forefront, resultTremendous thanks and praises to ing in innovative steps that will allow Oregon’s own Rep. Earl Blumenau- consumers to track their cannabis from er who worked tirelessly with other farm to dispensary.

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By Brendan Emmett Quigley

Pearl’s Puzzle

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



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

“Hangover: The _____ of _____.” — Dorothy Parker


ACROSS 1. Cabrera of CNN 4. Crabs (and the like) nobody eats? 8. Exactly 14. My pronoun, for Merkel 15. Literary orphan sent to the Lowood Institution 16. How some grounders are fielded 17. Music genre that evokes an earlier time 19. Like sub-zero temperatures 20. “Actually, that’s bullshit” 21. Fashion designer Saab 23. Pipe down? 24. “Golic and Wingo” chanel 25. Deadly African snake 27. He’s a pig 29. Spanish province or its capital 30. Acting all emo 32. “Live at the Barbeque” rapper 33. Actor Felton of the Harry Potter movies 36. Where things stand today 40. Theses defenders: Abbr. 41. Thunder, on scoreboards 42. The tops 43. Strip off the Mediterranean 45. Al’s is 13: Abbr. 46. Test cases? 52. Perfect 54. Fighting 55. “That’s a good ___!” 56. More than you can count 57. Tanker’s route 59. Entertaining lavishly 61. Highly decorated 62. Woman’s name that means “pure” 63. Woody picture 64. Trash 65. Cummerbund, e.g. 66. Albuquerque-to-Lubbock dir.

DOWN 1. Eagle’s landing pad 2. Atomic structure physicist 3. Felix V and Alexander V, e.g. 4. Site admin’s concern, briefly 5. With a less neurotic personality 6. Amusingly odd 7. Old snap tone 8. ___ A. Bank 9. Paris-based arts org. 10. Get for a song 11. Original “Buffy” network 12. More in need of an ice pack 13. Met tragedy, say 18. Fix up a loose board 22. Certain style 26. “Tik Tok” singer 28. Strand with code 30. Hadley and Bradley on the Moon: Abbr. 31. Japanese dumplings 32. Like payments made with your cellphone, briefly 33. Bills from the government, e.g. 34. Private discussions 35. Operation specialists, briefly 37. Rain forest resident that resembles a zebra 38. National Radon Action Mo. sponsor 39. Very deadly 43. Really bother 44. Spritz things up? 46. Marc of the Toronto Raptors 47. Fetal positions 48. “Gimme” 49. Elba of “Cats” 50. Actress Davis 51. Wise guys 53. Author Madeline L’___ 58. “Shut Up ‘n Play ___ Guitar” (Frank Zappa album) 60. Brick oven residue

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