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We’re well into the warm weather season, and here at the Source, we’re looking ahead to a lot of fun in the sun. It’s June, and that means it’s Pride Month – so head to Culture and see the events out there celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community. In Screen, Jared Rasic takes a look at the summer “blockbusters” ahead… and asks if there is such a thing anymore. In Feature, Jack Harvel reports on the trouble at the newly created office aimed at creating more collaboration among those addressing homelessness. In Chow, Brian Yaeger – an avowed donut fan to the end – reviews the donut Homer Simpson dreams about in his cartoon sleep. That’s just a small sampling of what’s inside – so page through, and then get out there, would ya?

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Are Voting Zones a Fair System?

May elections are always an interesting ride. Candidates, voting advocacy groups and newspaper editorial boards like ours spend plenty of energy on candidates and measures, and then, when voting time comes around, so few vote. Even in years when there’s no presidential election, voter turnout in a November election is far higher than in May. In November 2022, some 69.94% of Deschutes County voters turned out to vote for city council candidates, state legislators and members of Congress. But this May, only 31.74% of voters turned in their ballots. If you can manage it, it seems that having your election take place in May gives you a better chance of maintaining the status quo, or, at least, winning your election with the help of the fewest number of voters involved as possible.

If it bothers you to hear that a minority of voters are deciding who gets to lead agencies such as the Bend Park and Recreation District or the Deschutes Library Board, the first method of correction is, of course, to not be one of the voters who doesn’t bother to fill out the ballot that comes to your mailbox (with free postage, to boot). But here’s another thing to chew on: In one of the most contentious races of this past election, the outcome was decided by fewer than 3.2% of Deschutes County residents.

Elections such as the Bend-La Pine Schools board and the Deschutes County Library Board are split into zones, in which voters who reside in a certain area get to vote only for the candidate running to represent that zone.

In the case of the library board, voters in Redmond get to vote for the candidate who’s representing Redmond; voters in southeast Bend vote on the candidate representing that zone. If you don’t like the direction a candidate is taking on an issue that can affect the entire county, you have no recourse. It will be up to the few thousand other people who bother to vote in that zone to change the direction.

For Bend-La Pine Schools’ board Zone 5 race, Amy Tatom won re-election with 21,429 votes to Sherrie Grieef’s 8,631, meaning Tatom won by getting 20% of the school district’s 106,269 voters to support her. Newcomer Cameron Fischer in Zone 3 was also supported by just 20% of the electorate.

In the case of the contentious library board election and its longtime member Raymond Miao, a total of 8,478 voters voted in the Zone 4 election that decided that outcome, with 5,029 voting for Miao. Deschutes County reported 154,956 eligible voters as of the May election, so the 5,029 who voted for Miao represent 3.2% of all voters in the county.

In 2017, when the Bend City Council considered moving to a ward system similar to the one used for the Bend-La Pine Schools board and the Deschutes library board, we advocated in favor of it. Back then, it seemed to our editorial board that geographic representation would be a better way to offer agency and direct representation for places like the east side, for example, where historically fewer city councilors live. The council ultimately decided against putting that issue on the ballot.

Then-Bend City Councilor Nathan Boddie posited that, “Ward races could increase campaign spending and create ‘soft target’ candidates that special interests could influence,” according to reporting from OPB. Some members of the public told the council that they wanted all city council candidates to work for their votes, and did not want their access to the city council to be limited to fewer people.

With the benefit of hindsight, we agree with these positions. As is clear from the low voter turnout this election, the ward system has not energized voting within those zones and continues to leave the fate of countywide issues in the hands of a few cloistered voters. We suspect that with Bend’s growth, if these zones continue, there will be more under-representations and election shenanigans in our future.

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Public lands are one of the great institutions of American democracy — they are open to all of us. But now some extremists are complaining about a new Bureau of Land Management rule that allows conservation to exist as an equal use on public lands, alongside grazing, drilling and off-road recreation, claiming that it would end ranching and as one former Trump administration official put it, would "end the American cowboy" as we know it in the West.

Consequently, most grazing on BLM lands has been done without analysis of the potential negative impacts of that activity, meaning many of these areas don't meet land health standards according to the agency's own analysis.

The new BLM rule will give regular Americans a seat at the table next to agricultural special interest groups, oil and gas companies and everyone else who uses these lands — which again, belong to ALL federal taxpayers.

Oregonians may remember that the BLM rejected Dwight and Steven Hammond's application to graze on federal lands because they were convicted for felony arson after lighting federal lands on fire without permission. At that time, the same special interest groups now attacking the new BLM rule rushed to attack the Bureau's decision, likening the Hammonds' destruction of public property to "normal agricultural practices."

Montana Congressman and parttime rancher Matt Rosendale said the quiet part out loud when he shouted at Interior Secretary Deb Haaland that grazing and conservation are "not supposed to be on equal footing."

This is the sort of extreme entitlement that develops when you've been allowed to act like something belongs only to you.


It's time for special interest groups and the members of Congress to realize the idea that we want to have a seat at the table. It's the least we can expect when it comes to places that belong to all of us.

Please weigh in on this issue and send your comments to BLM for conservation language to be added to their rulings.


I like the fact that this article does not promote a "West side vs. East side -- Who is Superior?" attitude. There are advantages/disadvantages to living, working and shopping on both sides of Bend.

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Tim isn't ignorant. He is raising his name recognition to run for a statewide office, instead of SD27, which he knows he cannot win. He is doing this at the expense of his constituents, his own caucus members' careers, and all of Oregon. Tim has always been willing to throw anyone under the bus to advance his political career (just ask Chris Telfer). Now he's done it to 4 million Oregonians. He's getting lots of media attention, though, so it's a win for Tim.

—ET Kiely via

The walk-out is holding up bills that deal with drought relief, common sense gun safety, infrastructure repair (White Salmon-Hood River bridge, e.g.), expanded counseling in Central Oregon for at-risk school children,

priority for veterans contracting with the state, reproductive rights, etc., etc. I don't think what Sen. Knopp is doing improves his chances for State-wide office. Though Tim calls himself "moderate" and espouses reasonable points of view on many issues, his party calls from the MAGAverse at times like these to abandon all reason. And he must obey.

—Foster Fell via


Sadly, while this man is a doctor, he hasn’t truly consulted all the information available on Oregon HB 2002. Here’s a link to the bill: liz/2023R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HB2002/Introduced.

Here’s one piece. NOTE:

“A hospital or a physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, naturopathic physician, dentist or optometrist providing care, diagnosis or treatment to a minor as described in ORS 109.640 (2) may advise [a] the minor’s parent or legal guardian [of a minor] of the care, diagnosis or treatment [of] provided to the minor or the need for any treatment of the minor, without the consent of the minor, and is not liable for advising the parent or legal guardian without the consent of the minor.”

It’s right there. A minor can walk in for

help, guidance, etc… but treatment of any kind will be discussed as noted above.

HB 2002 is really about Health Care not just for kids but ALL OF US. The bill gives us rights and protections as to how we…. male, females and others… want our health care to be managed. All parts of it including reproductive rights.

Please, read the bill. And “Republicans,” encourage your senator to go back to work if there are parts of this bill you don’t like. The only thing “dystopian” about this bill is Coutin’s scare mongering.

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Nurses Authorize a Strike

Nearly 1,000 registered nurses at St. Charles are poised to strike if a deal is not reached

Nearly 1,000 nurses at St. Charles Bend voted to authorize a strike after more than five months negotiating with the hospital system. The Oregon Nurses Association collected votes between May 16 and May 21, claiming the vote was “all but unanimous” but didn’t provide an exact tally by press time.

Throughout the bargaining process, nurses have demanded policies that they say would recruit and retain more nurses. The union is seeking higher wages and improved nurse-to-patient ratios. St. Charles struggled to maintain adequate staffing throughout the pandemic and relied on travel nurses to fill gaps left by worker shortages.

“St. Charles has been hemorrhaging nurses for years,” said Joel Hernandez, a nurse in the OR at St. Charles, member of the ONA St. Charles bargaining team, and vice president of the ONA Board of Directors, in a press release. “Since 2018, 549 nurses have left the bedside at St. Charles due to unsafe working conditions, including unsafe staffing levels. It is simply unsustainable. Something must be done to improve conditions so that we can stop bleeding staff and recruit new nurses to replace the ones who have left.”

In February St. Charles announced a $5 per hour increase for all registered nurses at the Bend campus as a first step to recruit and retain nurses. There is a nationwide shortage of registered nurses, according to the American Federation of Teachers, that estimates that 55,000 nurses left the industry between 2021 and 2022 in a study published in November, 2022. Around the same time, the ONA found less than 1% of respondents reported their unit is always

staffed appropriately.

The negotiations have been fraught at times. Earlier this month 10 nurses submitted complaints to the Oregon Health Authority alleging the hospital system failed to maintain safe staffing levels. In April, ONA members filed two unfair labor practice complaints with the National Labor Relations Board that said St. Charles bargained in bad faith when it withheld information that was relevant to bargaining. Prior to that, nurses alleged the hospital system spied on nurses engaging in union activity.

“Management has failed to take our contract negotiations seriously. They have failed to come to the table with reasonable offers and have failed to listen to the serious concerns of their nursing staff. The truly overwhelming results from this

strike authorization vote are proof that nurses are standing together for the benefit of our patients, our community, and our hospital,” Erin Harrington, a nurse and member of the St. Charles Bargaining Unit, said in a press release.

The union authorized a strike but did not explicitly set a date. ONA must give a 10-day warning to St. Charles for it to cease admissions, transfer patients or reach an agreement with the union. The two bargaining teams met twice in the week since the union authorized a strike and are expected to meet four times in June if both parties don’t reach an agreement sooner.

“Strikes are always a last resort, never a first resort. But the unsafe working conditions at St. Charles Medical Center have become so serious, and the lack of action

Federal Funding for Landfill Cleanup

The EPA is giving OSU-Cascades $2 million for its expansion efforts

OSU-Cascades is one of seven recipients of an Environmental Protection Agency grant to expedite restoration of “brownfield sites,” which are properties that are underutilized due to pollution. The university bought the former Bend Demolition Landfill from Deschutes County in 2018 for $1. Though it mostly contained wood waste from Bend’s mills when bought, it’s slated to be an “innovation district,” a 24-acre development with research, technology and commercial district that utilizes private-public partnerships.

The EPA is giving $2 million to OSU-Cascades to expedite its efforts, as

well as $6.2 million for six other projects.

The money is sourced from grants in President Joe Biden’s $1.5 billion Infra structure and Jobs Act.

“This federal brownfields investment in Oregon will breathe new life into what have been lost opportunities in communities throughout our state,” said Sen. Ron Wyden.

“I proudly supported the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

that’s generating today’s good news and look forward to the jobs and neighborhood benefits that will ripple out as a result statewide.”

Last year, the Oregon legislature approved $10 million to mitigate construction costs on the landfill. The county sold the property to the university under a beneficial use determination from Oregon’s Department of

from management so glaring, that the nurses have been forced to issue a code red,” said Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, ONA’s national union, in a press release.

In statements to media, St. Charles leaders said the hospital will continue to negotiate with the union and plans to avoid a work stoppage, but said the hospital will remain open if they don’t reach an agreement. In March 2021, 156 health care technology specialists picketed St. Charles Medical Center for 11 days without meeting an agreement. However, nurses at St. Charles haven’t called a strike since 1980. Prior negotiations have stalled longer than current talks, with contract negotiations lasting more than seven months during its last renewal.

Environmental Quality. Though much of the landfill consisted of relatively safe wood debris, the deeper parts were a chief environmental concern among the DEQ.

“Future plans will include removal of the deeper waste on the east side of the landfill, which has been a concern because it generates a lot of heat as it decomposes,” said Bob Schwarz, a DEQ cleanup project manager, in a 2020 press release. “That phase of the development will address the primary environmental issue at the landfill.”

Nurses picket outside of St. Charles Medical Center in Bend on April 24.
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Enfermeros autorizan una huelga

Cerca de 1,00 enfermeros de St. Charles Bend votaron para autorizar una huelga después de más de cinco meses de negociaciones con el sistema hospitalario. La Asociación de Enfermeros de Oregon (ONA por sus siglas en inglés) recaudó votos entre el 16 al 21 de mayo, reclamando que la votación fue “casi unánime”, pero no indicó el recuento exacto al cierre de esta edición.

Durante todo el proceso de negociación, los enfermeros han exigido pólizas que según indican, reclutarían y retendrían a más enfermeros. El sindicato pide salarios más altos y mejores promedios de enfermeros por pacientes. St. Charles batalló por mantener personal adecuado durante la pandemia y dependió de enfermeros itinerantes para llenar los vacíos debido a la escasez de trabajadores.

“St. Charles ha agotado a los enfermeros por años,” dijo Joel Hernandez en un comunicado de prensa, un enfermero de la sala de operaciones de St. Charles, miembro del personal de negociación de ONA en St. Charles y vicepresidente de la mesa directiva de ONA. “Desde 2018, 549 enfermeros se han retirado del hospital St. Charles debido a condiciones de trabajo inseguras, incluyendo personal

inseguro e insuficiente. Es insostenible. Algo se debe de hacer para mejorar las condiciones y para que podamos dejar de agotar al personal y reclutar nuevos enfermeros para reemplazar a los que se han ido.”

En febrero, St. Charles anunció un aumento de $5 por hora para todos los enfermeros registrados del plantel de Bend siendo este un primer paso para reclutar y retener enfermeros. De acuerdo con la Federación Estadounidense de Maestros, hay una escasez de enfermeros registrados a nivel nacional, lo cual se calculó en un estudio publicado en noviembre de 2022, que 55,000 enfermeros abandonaron la industria entre 2021 y 2022. Casi al mismo tiempo, ONA encontró que menos del 1% de los encuestados reportaron que su unidad siempre cuenta con el personal adecuado.

Las negociaciones han sido en ocasiones tensas. A principios de este mes, 10 enfermeros presentaron quejas a la Secretaría de Salud de Oregon alegando que el sistema hospitalario no mantuvo un ambiente seguro para el personal. En abril, miembros de ONA metieron dos quejas laborales por prácticas injustas ante la Mesa Nacional de Relaciones

Laborales, quejas que compartían que St. Charles negoció de mala fe cuando ocultó información que era relevante para la negociación. Antes de eso, los enfermeros alegaron que el sistema hospitalario espiaba a los enfermeros que participaban en actividades sindicales.

“La gerencia no ha tomado en serio nuestras negociaciones de contrato. No se han sentado a la mesa con ofertas razonables y no han escuchado las serias preocupaciones de su personal de enfermería. Los resustados abrumadores de este voto en relación a la autorización de la huelga son prueba que los enfermeros están unidos para el beneficio de los pacientes, de la comunidad y del hospital,” dijo en un comunicado de prensa Erin Harrington, enfermera y miembro de la Unidad de Negociación de St. Charles.

El sindicato autorizó una huelga pero no de forma clara fijó una fecha. ONA debe dar un aviso de 10 días a St. Charles para que cesen el acceso, trasfiera a los pacientes o lleguen a un acuerdo con el sindicato. Los dos grupos de negociación se reúnen dos veces por semana desde que el sindicato autorizó una huelga y se espera que se reúnan cuatro veces en el mes de junio si ambas partes

no llegan antes a un acuerdo.

“Las huelgas son siempre el último recurso, nunca el primero. Pero las condiciones de trabajo inseguras en St. Charles Medical Center se han vuelto tan serias y la falta de acción por parte de la gerencia es tan evidente que los enfermeros se han visto obligados a emitir un código rojo,” dijo Randi Weingarten en comunicado de prensa, presidente de la Federación Estadounidense de Maestros, sindicato nacional de ONA.

Los líderes de St. Charles comentaron que el hospital continuará con las negociaciones con el sindicato y planea evitar un paro laboral, pero dijeron que el hospital permanecerá abierto si no llegan a un acuerdo. En marzo de 2021, 156 especialistas en tecnología de atención médica realizaron manifestaciones en St. Charles Medical Center por 11 días sin llegar a un acuerdo. Sin embargo, los enfermeros de St. Charles no han convocado a una huelga desde 1980. Las negociaciones anteriores se han estancado por más tiempo a comparación de las negociaciones actuales, con negociaciones contractuales que duraron más de siete meses durante su última renovación.


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Uncoordinated Houseless Response Office

The pilot program’s executive director is leaving amid systemic challenges and questions about her background

On May 23 Cheyenne Purrington announced her resignation as the executive director of Deschutes County’s Coordinated Houseless Response Office, after about nine months into her tenure. Deschutes County’s CHRO is one of eight offices formed under House Bill 4123, which sent $1 million to eight Oregon counties to form an office that strengthens partnerships between service providers and municipal governments. In her resignation letter, Purrington recommended cutting her position entirely and replacing it with three full-time staff members. For months Purrington was the sole employee at the office, and she said three employees would better serve the CHRO’s governing board and reduce public pressure on a single individual.

Purrington’s resignation letter said many of the roles, responsibilities and authority of the office remained ill-defined after nine months into the twoyear pilot program. She said there was little consensus between communities on what the office’s purpose was, that there were no performance metrics and no framework how the governing board, comprised of elected officials at different local governments, would collaborate with an advisory board made up of local homeless service providers.

“The idea is that we should have, and we were supposed to have, a roles and responsibilities discussion where we really talked about what we are willing to do as government entities, and what our major roles are as government entities,” said Megan Perkins, a Bend city councilor who sits on the CHRO’s governing board. “We never quite got to that point and never had that discussion.”

Flaws in the system

Perkins said cities like Bend can help most with things such as infrastructure, permitting and connecting service providers with land, while the county, as a regional public health and behavioral health authority, is best suited for providing operational support for shelters. But the governing board only met infrequently. Last June the governing board convened to appoint a chair. The governing board didn’t meet again until January, and since then has met in March and April.

“The governing board only met a few times. We met once, I believe it was in the summer, set up who was going to be chair and vice chair, and then did not

meet again for multiple months,” Perkins said. “I want to take some responsibility for the fact that we've done a lot of talking and haven't moved things along just as quickly as they need to move along. There are certain things that we have to do with this legislation that we're under, and then there are also things that we should be doing.”

The CHRO met eight of 14 requirements laid out in the text of HB 4123, but some of the lengthier and more challenging goals haven’t been completed. The CHRO’s goal to form an advisory council and adopt an interim work plan are as yet unfinished. An updated strategic plan is due Aug. 30 per HB 4123’s text, and the lack of progress on

— a federally mandated program of regional planning bodies that coordinate housing and services for homeless people. The HLC already coordinates with service providers around the community, and the office is meant to support furthering efforts in the same realm.

“I think the bill that we had drafted in 2022 created a level of flexibility for local communities,” said Rep. Jason Kropf (D-Bend), the author of HB 4123. “When I looked at the people that our community partners had doing the work, I thought, we have incredible people doing incredible things. And the goal of this was just like, how do you sort of coordinate, maximize and build on those efforts.”

While the CHRO mandate is broad, the HLC’s is more clearly defined. It’s responsible for organizing the annual Point in Time Count, which identifies the number of people experiencing homelessness as well as their demographics. It administers the Homeless Management Information System that gives homeless service providers client information. It oversees the Coordinated Entry System, which promotes services to people experiencing homelessness. Its other responsibilities align closely with those given to the CHRO. The HLC promotes best practices to service providers, identifies gaps in homeless services and coordinates with providers to address them and secures funding for different programs.

Perkins said the slow start was in part to provide Purrington an opportunity to get settled into her role. Then, 2022 elections changed the composition of the governing board and further delayed progress. Deschutes County Commissioner Patti Adair is the governing board chair and is responsible for calling meetings. She said despite few meetings, they’ve been lengthy and substantive and she’s expecting progress in the coming months.

“Our last meeting was four hours,” Purrington said. “There's all these different sides to the story, but I know we can all work together.”

it alarmed County Commissioner Phil Chang earlier this month, according to KTVZ.

“There was a lot of confusion about what the strategic plan was, what the work plan was, what the next steps were, who was doing what, and so that's why I believe we really did not see eye to eye on how we could be moving forward with this work as a governing board, but also from a community standpoint as well,” Perkins said.

Another unfinished goal is developing a plan of coordination with the Homeless Leadership Coalition, which is Central Oregon’s continuum of care

In Purrington’s resignation letter she suggests the program be rehoused under the Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council, a group of regional governments in Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson Counties, and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. COIC collaborates with local governments to provide services in transportation, employment, education, economic development and homelessness — the HLC operates under the umbrella of the intergovernmental organization. COIC also formed the Multi-Agency Coordination Group, which is responsible for dispersing $13.9 million of Gov. Tina Kotek’s homeless state of emergency funds in Central Oregon. Though some aspects of the HLC and the CHRO are duplicative, the HLC welcomed more investment in homeless service systems.

“[Homeless response systems] have been under-invested in, so there’s an opportunity to really strengthen the response and make sure that more community members can access resources.

“The entanglement of encampment removals with the strategies and solutions promoted by this Office has strained our staff, partnerships and mission.”
—Cheyenne Purrington
Jack Harvel Hunnell Road, the largest encampment in Central Oregon, was scheduled to be cleared before the City of Bend backed out of it. At the time, Coordinated Houseless Response Office Executive Director Cheyenne Purrington advocated for “surge support” to the road.

The limits of what we're able to do as the HLC and also its members is really because there hasn't been enough investment historically. So that's, that's been a great opportunity to see the state respond both through House Bill 4123, but also through the recent executive orders,” said Lindsey Stailing, secretary of the HLC.

Purrington’s resignation letter says her role as director was undefined and had little authority, and much of her time was spent on emergent political priorities, namely responding to cleanings of homeless camps. The CHRO advocates for harm reduction, coordinating services and identifying alternative locations, but local government actions directly conflict with those goals.

“The entanglement of encampment removals with the strategies and solutions promoted by this Office has strained our staff, partnerships and mission,” Purrington wrote. Purrington’s problems

Three months after the governing board selected Purrington to run the CHRO for a $12,400 monthly salary, the last organization she ran was threatened with litigation by the California Department of Justice. The California DOJ alleged the Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless, where Purrington served as executive director since 2019, breached its contract due to financial uncertainty that could impact is ability to maintain the Bear’s Den, a motel-turned-affordable-housing facility granted to the organization under Project Homekey — a program like Oregon’s Project Turnkey but geared more toward long-term housing.

“TCH is in a precarious financial state that raises serious doubts about its ability to continue to operate Bear’s Den,” Deputy Attorney General Carlos Mejia wrote to the organization in November.

“As a consequence, the Department can no longer tolerate the status quo and will require judicially approved action to ensure the continued use of Bear’s for affordable housing and a means of operating should TCH cease to function.”

Auditors who investigated the finances of TCH in 2021 said there are “substantial doubts” over whether the organization could continue to exist. Gregory Walker, a local blogger with a history of incindiary social media posts, questioned whether Purrington was honest in her resume for the position, in an article posted to Linkedin.

Purrington lists an economics degree from Mills College and a LEED Certification in operations and maintenance, which is used to develop properties to fit within green energy frameworks. A directory of LEED certified individuals lists Purrington as a student, and Walker said Purrington rejected a request to release information about her economics degree in his article.

Pending public records requests will reveal more about the TCH and the

veracity of Purrington’s resume, and we’ll update the story once they’ve been processed.

Future of the CHRO

At the first Coordinated Houseless Response Office board of directors meeting since Purrington announced her resignation, the representatives decided on three subcommittees to find a path forward: Leadership, strategies and governance. The leadership subcommittee will search for an alternate structure rather than the executive director role Purrington held. The strategy subcommittee will delve into how communities will agree to cooperate in the group, and the evolution of the upcoming strategic plan. And the governance subcommittee

will look at transitioning into a different host agency, like COIC. Tammy Baney, executive director of COIC, said during the meeting that the organization would be open to learning more about absorbing the office, if it’s allowed in HB 4123.

“I think the difficulty comes in sometimes when you're trying to do that as almost a hole-in-a-doughnut of a region where your service providers are regional,” Baney said before the meeting. “There is a need to align efforts and leverage resources across the region. And as the largest populated area in Deschutes, clearly having dedicated resources to assist in that is never a bad thing.”

Left, Cheyenne Purrington noted a strategic disconnect between cleanings of homeless camps and the policies her office advocates for as one reason she’s leaving the role. Right, The latest Point in Time Count, which surveys homeless populations, found record-high numbers of people experiencing homelessness in Central Oregon. Cheyenne Purrington lasted just over eight months as the executive director of the Coordinated Houseless Response Office, but left due to systemic challenges, according to her letter of resignation.
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The Coordinated Office achieved eight of 14 roles specified in House Bill 4123, but elected officials have raised concerns whether the office can meet the Aug. 30 deadline for a strategic plan. Courtesy of Deschutes County Courtesy of Deschutes County







Get in on the 30+ vendors, live music, a DJ, food, booze and flash tattoos at this local night market. Attendees can grab a handcrafted drink, walk around, eat dinner/late night snacks and vibe out. Celebrate the moonlight! Sat., June 3, 3-11pm. Open Space Event Studios, 220 NE Lafayette Ave., Bend. Free.




Quinn XCII embodies the sound of summer with his upbeat, alternative pop music. Currently touring his sixth album, Quinn XCII continues to wow listeners with his infectious blend of pop, R&B and electronic influences. His captivating performance and energetic stage presence are guaranteed to leave his audience craving more. Thu., June 1, 6:30pm. Hayden Homes Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr., Bend. $49.50.




This two-day festival will have Central Oregonians pumped for BBQ, Brews and Whiskey. Tasting flavors from local chefs, brewers and distillers, attendees can walk around and talk to local creators. Explore new tastes and celebrate the ones you love! Fri., June 2, 4-10pm. Sat., June 3, 11am-10pm. Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond. $15-$30.




Lord Huron is an indie rock band that features catchy melodies and mixing sounds across genres. The fourpiece band rocks out to tunes like “Ends of The Earth” and softly sways to songs like “The Night We Met.” Sun., June 4, 7pm. Hayden Homes Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr., Bend. $39.50.




Big Richard is a strong female band that harmonizes, rocks out and plays with soulful energy. From fiddle to guitar to vocals, this band features power in all aspects of its music. Thu., June 1, 8-11:59pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $12.




Caleb Caudle is a heartfelt singer-songwriter who puts reflection of self at the core of his lyrics. Listen and feel the music at The Belfry with Caudle. His music paints a true portrait of himself. Fri., June 2, 7-10pm. The Belfry, 302 E Main Ave., Sisters. $20.



In conjunction with the Central Oregon Master Gardeners, the Redmond Garden Club will host its annual plant sale. Find perennials, annuals, vegetables, herbs, dahlias, houseplants and much more! Sat., June 3, 9am-2pm. Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond. Free to attend.




Kristi Kinsey and The Whiskey Bandits feature high energy and powerful vocals in their performances. Meshing country and rock, this group knows how to provide music for a fun, boot-scootin’ time. Sat., June 3, 7-10pm. General Duffy's Waterhole, 404 SW Forest Ave., Redmond. $15.



Central Oregon is invited to celebrate another amazing year of education with musical performances from COCC students. The headliners will be Micah Bournes and Jenna. Sun., June 4, 5-7pm. Pinckney Center, COCC, 2600 NW College Way, Bend. Free.




Jackson’s Corner will host a six-course meal with wine pairings from Subject to Change Wine Co. Attendees will meet the winemaker, Alex Pomerantz, and taste through the courses made by Jackson’s Corner’s team of chefs. Wed., June 7, 5pm & 7:30pm. Jackson's Corner, 845 NW Delaware Ave., Bend. $90.

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James Taylor Sells Out Hayden Homes Amphitheater

A highlight of Memorial Day weekend: The ultimate kick-off to Bend’s summer concert season

He was witty. He was funny. He joked about “having to” take an intermission as he flashed his handdrawn set list board to the audience — something crowds don’t usually get to see (especially at a soldout show of 6,500 people). He was kind. He was humble beyond belief. And he brought the Central Oregon summer-night vibes into full effect. The love was in the air as a fan shouted, “I love you!” as James walked on stage, speaking his first words of the evening, “I love you, too.”

It was a beautiful half moon (something Taylor cued the crowd to look up and see) with blue skies. Locals were floating on the river (of course) and families were even posted on the grass all the way up into the hills east of the Old Mill — just to get a touch of his decades-old sound. Something the man himself, the one and only James Taylor, gratefully pointed out.

“We’re lucky to play in this part of the country,” he told the crowd — putting sheer positive light on the luck, for not only the music lovers of Bend, but the chance for even the biggest names in the industry to experience our dot on the map.

Taylor graced the stage around 7:10pm as the sun fell west of the prominent Hayden Homes Amphitheater stage. He shared personal and intriguing stories in-between almost every song — which made the reserved seating section (that sold for almost $450 bucks a pop per seat) feel like we were hangin’ around

a campfire with the world-renowned songwriter. We listened to stories of his alleged most requested song “Pig,” inspired by his pet pig he had in his early 20s named Mona, in addition to tales of singing “Something In The Way She Moves” for Paul McCa rtney and George Harrison. He also shared the joys of working with The Chicks and of course, his longtime collaborator and former wife, Carly Simon.

The forever cherished sounds and lyrics of songs such as “Copperline,” “Country Road,” “Rainy Day Man,” “Steamroller” and of course, “Mexico,” were paired with thoughtful and col orful visuals on the screen behind him — including footage of Taylor surrounded by marigolds, falling leaves and whimsical animations. Truly a Taylor fan’s fairy tale. There was also live footage on the screen of dynamite solos by the legendary jazz drummer Steve Gadd — whose career has comprised of working with artists like Paul Simon, Chick Corea and Steely Dan, to name a few. Taylor’s 12-piece All Star Band lineup also

included vocals by Taylor’s son, Henry Taylor, Dorian Holly (vocals), Kate Markowitz (vocals), Andrea Zonn (vocals/fiddle), Larry Goldings (piano), Lou Marini (horns), Walt Fowler (keyboards/horns), Michael Landau (guitar), Jimmy Johnson (bass) and Cuban percussionist Luis Conte.

As the Old Mill staff delightfully escorted fans to and from seats, I had the chance to chat with Amanda Zimmerman, marketing manager and charitable lead for the Old Mill/Hayden Homes Amphitheater, who shared with Source Weekly: “James Taylor is a legend, a true entertainer, and it was incredible to see the house full of folks there to enjoy his work. The evening was special in many ways. His ability to captivate the whole place with stories about his songs and the people in his life was magical. Not to mention bringing his son on tour and on stage to perform with him — that gave me goosebumps. We’ll carry around the memory of this show for a while!”

Above, James Taylor and his All Star Band, comprised of a 12-piece array of world renowned instrumentalists including his son, Henry Taylor, on vocals, and the legendary jazz drummer, Steve Gadd on drums. Below, James Taylor flashes his giant, hand-drawn set list, which a sold-out crowd of 6,500 people doesn’t usually get to see. Doone Lupine Williams GaryCalicott
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31 Wednesday

AVID Cider Co. Taproom Bingo with a Brit Join with the favorite bloke Michael as MC, and win prizes, swag, gift cards, weekly cash prize and an end-of-the-month cumulative cash jackpot. $10 per booklet (5 games/booklet).


Bevel Craft Brewing Larkspur Stand

Grab a beer and meet out on the Bevel patio every Wednesday for free local live music from May-September! 6-8pm. Free.

Cabin 22 Trivia Wednesdays Useless Knowledge Bowl Live Trivia Game Show! It’s not your average quiz night. Team up to win gift cards. It’s fun and free to play, with Locals’ Day featuring Crater Lake and local craft beer specials. Get here this week! 6:30-8:30pm. Free.

Corey’s Bar & Grill Karaoke Sing your heart out at Corey’s! Grab friends and drinks for some Coreyoke. 9pm-Midnight. Free.

Craft Kitchen and Brewery Comedy Open Mic Sign-up 7:30pm. If you’ve ever wanted to try stand-up comedy, this is where you start!

8-10pm. Free.

Crosscut Warming Hut No 5 Eric Leadbetter Relax with a pint and enjoy great local music! 6-8pm. Free.

Deschutes Brewery Public House Head Games Trivia Night Eat. Drink. Think. Win! Head Games multi-media trivia is at Deschutes Bend Public House every Wednesday. Win prizes. Teams up to six. 6:30-8:30pm. Free.

Elixir Wine Group Locals Music Night & Open Mic Join a cozy community of appreciative musicians and patrons. Great music, great wine and beer, great times. Small bites available. 6-9pm. Free.

JC’s Bar & Grill Trivia Nite with Trivia Girl Compete with your peers and test your knowledge of current events, music and other random categories while enjoying 75 cent wings! Also, JC’s trivia separates themselves from the rest with a physical challenge! 7-9:30pm. Free.

Kobold Brewing / The Vault Taphouse

Trivia Night Trivia Night at The Vault! Come test your knowledge and drink top notch local beer!

6:30-8pm. Free.

Kobold Brewing The Lair Trivia Come join for trivia night and enjoy quality craft beer and food! 7-8:30pm. Free.

M&J Tavern Open Mic Night Downtown living room welcomes musicians to bring their acoustic set or turn it up to eleven with the whole band. Bring your own instruments. Goes to last call or last musician, which ever comes first. 21+. 6:30pm. Free.

McMenamins Old St. Francis School

Call Down Thunder Your local Grateful Dead Tribute Band jams at Father Luke’s Room! 6-9pm. Free.

Northside Bar & Grill Accoustic Open

Mic with Derek Michael Marc Head down to the Northside Bar and Grill Wednesdays to catch local artists perform live. 7-9pm. Free.

Seven Nightclub & Restaurant The CO Show The CO Show is a free comedy showcase!

Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm! Central Oregon Comedy Scene and Karaokaine productions have teamed up to bring this show to you! It’s co-hosted with multiple hosts, co-produced for Central Oregon! 8pm. Free.

Stroke Awareness Oregon Stroke Warrior Radio Launch Party Celebrate the Stroke Awareness Radio Launch Party with snacks and refreshments. Drop by and bring your friends. 5:30-7:30pm. Free.



10 Barrel Brewing Co. Pub & Brewing

Facility Launch Party: Wildland Guiding Company Official launch party for Wildland Guiding Company. Join in connecting with old friends and new. There will be beer, yoga and much more. Get ready to step outside your comfort zone— they’ll be announcing the launch of the “unknown experience!” 6-8pm. Free.

Austin Mercantile Live Music Every Thursday Join at Austin Mercantile for live music every Thursday. Offering a light happy hour menu — daily flatbread, chili, charcuterie, soft pretzels and more! 4:30-6:30pm. Free.

Bend Elks Lodge #1371 Bingo Bingo at the Elk’s Lodge. Win cash prizes. 6-9pm. $23.

Bridge 99 Brewery Trivia Thursdays UKB’s live trivia game show is like no other. Team up to compete for gift card prizes! Brews, ciders, mixed drinks, pizzas and food truck options. Indoor and outdoor seating. 6-8pm. Free.

Corey’s Bar & Grill Karaoke Sing your heart out at Corey’s! Grab friends and drinks for some Coreyoke. 9pm-Midnight. Free.

Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards and Events Cheyenne West & Kurt Silva Excellent country duo. You will be amazed at the sounds of Cheyenne West with Kurt on guitar! Cheyenne wrote her first song at age 12 and has been a huge success since! She has several albums and frequently plays with one of Oregon’s favorite guitarists. . . 5-8pm. $15/adults, free/children 12 and under.

Hayden Homes Amphitheater

Quinn XCII: The People’s Tour Quinn XCII (pronounced Quinn Ninety-Two) is the kind of person you root for. Back in 2015, Quinn XCII emerged with a disarmingly catchy and dynamic personal style of his own punctuated by alternative nuances and unexpected (yet undeniable) pop prowess. 6:30pm. $49.50.

River’s Place Matthew & The Moonlight

Miracle A soul blues duo with some serious folk implications. 6-8pm. Free.

Silver Moon Brewing Trivia on the Moon

Come down to Silver Moon Brewing for a night of trivia! Teams are welcome to show up in groups up to 8 people. Silver Moon also offers seating reservations for $20 donations that all go to F*Cancer! If you would like to reserve a table please contact the Trivia on the Moon Facebook page. 7pm. Free.

The Barrel Room at Immersion Brewing Open Deck Night Join in the Barrel Room at Immersion Brewing for this late-night Open Deck Night! Grab a beer, dance and support your local Bend DJs! Six slots available. Each DJ will play a 45-minute set. Pre-registration is required to play! Contact Brandt to sign up: brandt.earhart@ 21+. 8pm-1am. Free.

Volcanic Theatre Pub Big Richard

Live & Uncut What began as an all-female festival collab quickly morphed into a serious passion project driven by sisterhood, harmony and humor. . . along with the shared desire to rage fiddle tunes and smash the patriarchy. 8-11:59pm. $12.

2 Friday

The Astro Lounge Live Music First Friday Artwalk The Harris Blake Band will entertain you as you stroll through the First Friday Artwalk. Stop in and enjoy this very talented duo of acoustic music. Local art is hung on every wall. The Astro Lounge is located on Bond St. in one of Bend’s oldest historic buildings. 6-8pm. Free.

The Belfry Caleb Caudle with Special Guest Forsythia, the latest studio LP offering from Caleb Caudle out now via Soundly Music, is a portrait of his truest self, of the artist at his most solitary and reflective. Thematically, it meets anticipation for the unknown future with nostalgia for the past, and reconciles both with meditation in the present. 7-10pm. $20.

The Commons Cafe & Taproom First Friday Block Party The Commons throws a block party in the plaza every First Friday for Art Walk Downtown featuring live local music, local food and local beer from Immersion Brewing. This is a free, family friendly event celebrating summer and a thriving art community in Bend. First Friday of every month, 5-8:30pm. Free.

Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards and Events

Heller Highwater Band Heller Highwater Band dance party! Come and sip wine and dance the night away at this incredible setting in Terrebonne. Great date night or girlfriend fun night. Love to see you all. 6-9pm. $15.

General Duffy’s Waterhole Twain

Tribute This Shania Twain tribute band is the next best thing to Shania Twain live in concert! They bring a very entertaining show for all ages. They play all of Shania’s top songs along with costume changes and choreography that make you feel like you are at an actual Shania Twain show! 7-10pm.$15.

Hardtails Bar & Grill Stage 28 Karaoke

Come out for a night of Stage 28 Karaoke with your host Miss Min! What’s your go-to karaoke tune? Come to Hardtails for a fun Friday night and sing your heart out! 8pm-Midnight. Free.

High Desert Music Hall Lilli Worona & Mike Biggers Listen to country, folk, covers and originals. 6pm. Free.

Immersion Brewing Immersion Brewing’s 7th Anniversary Party Come celebrate seven years of business in this two-day event on our back patio! There will be DJs and dancing on Friday night and live music Saturday with Family Mystic and The Rumpeppers headlining! Saturday activities will include axe throwing, bull riding, a dunk tank and reptiles. See you there! 5-10pm. Free.

Big E’s Sports Bar Karaoke Night Central Oregon’s most fun karaoke venue! Karaoke is hosted by A Fine Note Karaoke Too and DJ Jackie J. Delicious food and drink and a friendly staff. Come join the show where you are the star! 8pm. Free admission.

M&J Tavern Mougli & The Blues Local alternative and rock moguls bring their view of music algorithms to this Friday night. 9pm. Free.

New Hope Church Hello Old Friends: Rich Mullins Concert One of Christian music’s most important songwriters, Rich Mullins left too early. New hope Church will celebrate Rich’s legacy with live performances by CCM stars Jason Gray, Carolyn Arends, Brothers McClurg, Andrew Greer and (Rich’s brother) David Mullins. 7-9:30pm. Free.

Open Space Event Studios The Night Light Show The Night Light Show with Shanan Kelley & Magnificent Guests is Central Oregon’s beloved (and longest running!) variety show. It is a wildly entertaining collaboration featuring an array of talented artists, musicians, comedians, business owners, community leaders and all-around awesome folks with an ever-evolving lineup. J 7-9pm. $12-$25.

SCP Redmond Hotel Sugar Sweet String

Band Sugar Sweet String Band is the American roots influenced collection of Jordan Lewis Lee, Elijah Cook and Gabrielle Monia. With a down home, foot stomping sound, their homespun ballads and original fiddle dance tunes serve up a sweet take on old-time entertainment. 5-8pm. Free.

Silver Moon Brewing So Much House: Fluffy Stuff & Luxo SoMuchHouse: Bend debut DJ set by Fluffy Stuff with support by Luxo. B2B set by Its Fine & MStarkDJ. Dance, community, house music. Join for this special night! First Friday of every month, 8pm-2am. $15.

Worthy Brewing Honey Don’t Join for free live music from Honey Don’t playing Americana country soul from the heart of the Colorado Rockies. Check them out! 7-9pm. Free.

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A R I Z O N A is a pop rock band that is known for its hits “Oceans Away” and “Moving On.” The band will open for Quinn XCII on Thu., June 1 at 6:30pm at Hayden Homes Amphitheater. Courtesy Arizona Facebook

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AVID Cider Co. Taproom Moonvibes Full Moon Glow Party Avid Cider is bringing back a fan favorite event for the kick off of our 10-Year Anniversary celebration! Gather your friends and join us at our Bend taproom for a free 21+ cosmic occasion with So Much House. Free body paint station, glow sticks and more. 9pm. Free.

Bend Cider Co. “Something Good” w/ Dillon Schneider & Michelle Van Handel Jazz in our garden. Come listen and sip on cider in the garden. “Something Good” — Dillon Schneider & Michelle Van Handel will bring jazz/pop to the Bend Cider Stage. 4-6pm. Free.

Bridge 99 Brewery Stage 28 Karaoke Come out for a night of all ages Stage 28 Karaoke with your host Miss Min! What’s your go-to karaoke tune? 6pm. Free.

Broken Top Bottle Shop Doc Ryan for K.I.D.S. Doc Ryan plays for Kids Inspired Do Succeed. Come and enjoy good food, music and dancing. K.I.D.S. provides funding for underserved kids to attend sleepover camp and lots of local activities. Many raffle and silent auction items. More info: 5-8:30pm. Free.

Flights Wine Bar Live Music at Flights Come grab a great glass of wine, have an incredible dinner and enjoy live music every Saturday at Flights Wine Bar. 6-8pm. Free.

General Duffy’s Waterhole

Kristi Kinsey and The Whiskey Bandits Enjoy the high energy and powerful vocals of Kristi Kinsey and The Whiskey Bandits. A Central Oregon fan favorite—Kristi Kinsey and The Whiskey Bandits deliver a rockin’ country punch and a sound that will get you and your dance partner moving! 7-10pm. $15.

Hayden Homes Amphitheater Ringo

Starr and His All Starr Band Since beginning his career with The Beatles in the 1960s, Ringo has been one of the world’s brightest musical luminaries. He has enjoyed a successful, dynamic solo career as a singer, songwriter, drummer, collaborator and producer—releasing 18 solo studio albums to date. He is also an acclaimed actor appearing in over 15 films. 8pm. $49.50$125.

Immersion Brewing Immersion Brewing’s 7th Anniversary Party Come celebrate seven years of business in this two-day event on our back patio! There will be DJs and dancing on Friday night and live music Saturday with Family Mystic and The Rumpeppers headlining! Saturday activities will include axe throwing, bull riding, a dunk tank and reptiles. See you there! 1-10pm. Free.

Northside Bar & Grill Heller Highwater

Local high energy band playing blues, rock and country covers. 8-11pm. Free.

River’s Place Saturday Jazz Sessions Sonic Benders plays booty-shaking boogaloo soul jazz funk. 6-8pm. Free.

Velvet One Mad Man Music Spencer Snyder, One Mad Man, loops together multiple instruments to create moody, driven backdrops accompanied by smooth vocals. Hip-hop-style drums drive funk-inspired bass followed by electrifying sounds from his keyboard and guitar. First Saturday of every month, 8-11pm. Free.

Volcanic Theatre Pub Ward Davis American singer-songwriter from Monticello, Arkansas, by way of Nashville, Tennesse, Ward Davis has had songs recorded by Trace Adkins, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Wade Hayes, Sammy Kershaw, Bucky Covington, Jimmie Van Zant, Buddy Jewel, Carolina Rain, The Roys and more. 8-11:59pm. $20.

Worthy Brewing DJ eyeNeye Join us for free live music from DJ eyeNeye! 7-9pm. Free.

4 Sunday

The Astro Lounge Local Artist Spotlight Sundays This is a chance to listen to Central Oregon’s newest and upcoming local artists. They have earned their spot to perform a two-hour show, changing weekly, every Sunday. Support local top notch talent! 7-9pm. Free.

Corey’s Bar & Grill Karaoke Sing your heart out at Corey’s! Grab friends and drinks for some Coreyoke. 9pm-Midnight. Free.

Hayden Homes Amphitheater Lord Huron Recently, those good-time boot-scooters known as Lord Huron booked the live room in Whispering Pines for a recordin’ spell. Those boys know what they’re doin’, having made a few records. Guitars, cymbals, pianos, pedal steel, mandolins, microphones, saxophones – they’ve got their hands on all of it. 7pm. $39.50.

River’s Place Trivia Sundays at Noon Trivia Sundays at Noon, with UKB Trivia, at River’s Place. This is no ordinary contest, this is a live trivia game show. Bring your bunch and win gift card prizes for top teams! Indoor and outdoor seating available. Great food and drink options available. Noon-2pm. Free.

River’s Place Appaloosa The vibe is folk and country, and Appaloosa provides a soft and beautiful blend of sweet harmonies and enjoyable, easy-listening lyrics and beautiful guitar work. 5-7pm. Free.

Silver Moon Brewing Not’Cho Grandma’s Bingo Silver Moon is partnering with the YOUNI Movement to guarantee the best bingo experience in all of Central Oregon! Not’Cho Grandma’s Bingo is the OG of bingo, high energy bingo that promises to entertain from start to finish! 10am. Free/GA, $10/early entry.

Silver Moon Brewing Open Mic at the Moon Get a taste of the big time! Sign-up is at 4pm! Come check out the biggest and baddest open mic night in Bend! 5-8pm. Free.

Sisters Saloon & Ranch Grill Summer Sunday Nights at the Saloon Join us for Summer Sunday Nights at The Saloon on the patio! Free every week, and all ages are welcome. 6-8pm. Free.

5 Monday

The Astro Lounge Musician’s Open Mic

Designed for musicians that create and make music, originals or covers. Pros to first-timers all welcome. Very supportive hosts and great listening audience. Guitars can be provided. Hosted by the Harris Blake Band. Nancy Blake and Danny guitar Harris. 8-11:45pm. Free.

Bridge 99 Brewery Trivia Mondays UKB’s live trivia game show is like no other. Team up to compete for gift card prizes! Brews, ciders, mixed drinks, pizzas and food truck options. Indoor and outdoor seating. 6-8pm. Free.

The Yard at Bunk + Brew Bunk and Brew Open Mic Monday Please join on Monday evenings from 6-8pm for Open Mic Monday in the Yard at Bunk and Brew. Guaranteed 3 songs/15 minutes. Covers or originals. Minors welcome. Food and beverage on site. Sign-up at 5:30pm. As the evenings warm up we will go till 10pm. 6pm. Free.

Northside Bar & Grill Karaoke with DJ Chris Karaoke with DJ Chris every Monday. 7-9pm. Free.

On Tap Locals’ Day Plus Live Music Cheaper drinks all day and live music at night, get down to On Tap. 11am-9pm. Free.

Silver Moon Brewing Comedy Open Mic Comedy open mic every Monday at Silver Moon Brewing in the Green Room. Sign-ups at 6:30pm. Presented by Tease Bang Boom Productions. 7-8:30pm. Free.


Worthy Brewing Head Games Trivia Night

Eat. Drink. Think. Win! Head Games multi-media trivia is at Worthy Brewing Co. in Bend every Monday. Win prizes. Teams up to six. 7-9pm. Free.

6 Tuesday

AVID Cider Co. Taproom Avid’s Jackpot

Trivia: “All Things Cider” Join for the biggest trivia night yet! Last Call Trivia is developing some themed categories that are related to Avid and the cider industry. Categories such as “apples galore!”, Greek Mythology, PNW history and Avid! Prize pool totals $600 in Avid gift cards for 1st-3rd place teams! 6-8pm. Free.

The Commons Cafe & Taproom Storytellers Open Mic StoryTellers open mic nights are full of music, laughs and community. Ky Burt is the host. Sign-ups start at 5pm sharp in the cafe, and spots go quick. Poetry, comedy and spoken word are welcome, but this is mainly a musical open mic. Performance slots are a quick 10 minutes each, so being warmed up and ready is ideal. 6pm. Free.

General Duffy’s Annex Tuesday Night Trivia in Redmond Genuine UKB Trivia is no average quiz night, it’s a live trivia game show! Meet up with your pals and team up this week! Win stuff! 6-8pm. Free.

Worthy Beers & Burgers Head Games

Trivia Night Join for live multi-media trivia every Tuesday night. Win prizes. Teams up to 6 players. 7-9pm. Free.

7 Wednesday

AVID Cider Co. Taproom Bingo and Pint Night with Volunteers in Medicine Get ready for a night of sipping, socializing and giving back. Avid Cider is hosting a bingo and pint night to benefit Volunteers in Medicine. During the event, Avid Cider will donate two dollars from every pint sold and 20% of all packaged products sold. Cash prizes for bingo winners! 5:30-8pm. Free.

AVID Cider Co. Taproom Bingo with a Brit Join with the favorite bloke Michael as MC, and win prizes, swag, gift cards, weekly cash prize and an end-of-the-month cumulative cash jackpot. $10 per booklet (5 games/booklet). 6:30-8:30pm.

Bend Brewing Company Ghost of Brian

Craig An evening with Ghost of Brian Craig, solo acoustic musician with a unique and captivating rock sound. The music is infused with the rich combination of the American southwest sounds with the cultural influences of the Pacific Northwest. 6-8pm. Free.

Bevel Craft Brewing 3 of We Grab a beer and meet out on the Bevel patio every Wednesday for free local live music from May-September! 6-8pm. Free.

Cabin 22 Trivia Wednesdays Useless Knowledge Bowl Live Trivia Game Show! It’s not your average quiz night. Team up to win gift cards. It’s fun and free to play, with Locals’ Day featuring Crater Lake and local craft beer specials. Get here this week! 6:30-8:30pm. Free.

Corey’s Bar & Grill Karaoke Sing your heart out at Corey’s! Grab friends and drinks for some Coreyoke. 9pm-Midnight. Free.

Craft Kitchen and Brewery Comedy Open Mic Sign-up 7:30pm. If you’ve ever wanted to try stand-up comedy, this is where you start! 8-10pm. Free.

Crosscut Warming Hut No 5 John Shipe

Relax with a pint and enjoy great local music! 6-8pm. Free.

Deschutes Brewery Public House Head

Games Trivia Night Eat. Drink. Think. Win! Head Games multi-media trivia is at Deschutes Bend Public House every Wednesday. Win prizes. Teams up to six. 6:30-8:30pm. Free.

Elixir Wine Group Locals Music Night & Open Mic Join a cozy community of appreciative musicians and patrons. Great music, great wine and beer, great times. Small bites available.

6-9pm. Free.

JC’s Bar & Grill Trivia Nite with Trivia Girl

Compete with your peers and test your knowledge of current events, music and other random categories while enjoying 75 cent wings! Also, JC’s trivia separates themselves from the rest with a physical challenge! 7-9:30pm. Free.

Kobold Brewing / The Vault Taphouse

Trivia Night Trivia Night at The Vault! Come test your knowledge and drink top notch local beer!

6:30-8pm. Free.

Kobold Brewing The Lair Trivia Come join for trivia night and enjoy quality craft beer and food! 7-8:30pm. Free.

M&J Tavern Open Mic Night Downtown living room welcomes musicians to bring their acoustic set or turn it up to eleven with the whole band. Bring your own instruments. Goes to last call or last musician, which ever comes first. 21+. 6:30pm. Free.

Northside Bar & Grill Accoustic Open Mic with Derek Michael Marc Head down to the Northside Bar and Grill Wednesdays to catch local artists perform live. 7-9pm. Free.

Revival Vintage Way Back Whensdays with Revival Vintage: Live ‘Tiny Desk’ Performances, Free Bevs, and Vintage Shopping Every first Wednesday, Revival Vintage will throw it down with Way Back Whensdays! Each month hosts a live Tiny Desk session, performed by a fresh rotation of local musicians and DJs. As per usual, free local bevs and bites will be available, while the vintage shopping will be ample. Head to the Instagram for details (@revivalvintagebend).

First Wednesday of every month, 6-9:30pm. Free.

Seven Nightclub & Restaurant The CO Show The CO Show is a free comedy showcase! Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm! Central Oregon Comedy Scene and Karaokaine productions have teamed up to bring this show to you! It’s co-hosted with multiple hosts, co-produced for Central Oregon! 8pm. Free.

Worthy Brewing Eric Leadbetter Duo Join for free live music from Eric Leadbetter duo. Check them out! 7-9pm. Free.


The Cascade Chorale presents Broadway, Gospel, Spirituals & Folk! Summer is coming and the Cascade Chorale has a concert for you full of fun, toe-tapping, ear worm inducing music to help kick off your sunny season. Hear from Scotland and Ireland, musical theater, and American folk, gospel and spirituals! June 3, 7pm and June 4, 3pm. First Presbyterian Church, 230 NE Ninth St., Bend. Contact: 541-419-5227. Free.

Cascade Winds Spring Concert Join for the final concert of the 2022-2023 season at the Summit High School auditorium in Bend. The program features an exciting selection of music. June 4, 2-4pm. Summit High School Auditorium, 2855 NW Clearwater Dr., Bend. Contact: 541699-7549. Free.

Cross-Cultural Celebration Join to celebrate another great year of education at COCC with musical performances from COCC students and the headliners Micah Bournes and Jenna in the Pinckney Performing Arts Center. June 4, 5-7pm. Pinckney Center, COCC, 2600 NW College Way, Bend. Contact: 541-330-4376. Free.

HDCM Pop-Up Concerts featuring John Fawcett High Desert Chamber Music presents the third season of “Pop-Up Concerts!” around town. These performances are held outdoors and are free to attend and open to all. This season will feature the Spotlight Chamber Players and alumni. For upcoming dates and performers, please visit online. Come hear the music! June 4, 3-3:30pm. Looney Bean, 961 NW Brooks St., Bend. Contact: 541-306-3988. Info@ Free.

Mercado Y Carnaval Come enjoy carnival games, a biergarten (21+), live music, food carts, silent auction and raffle baskets. Family and kid friendly! June 3, 3-7pm. Deschutes Historical Museum, 129 NW Idaho Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-797-7038. Free.

Public (ROCK) Choir Come sing your face off with the live rock band in a fun, non-threatening group where all skill levels have the chance to sing great songs loud. No experience needed. The group will lead you through the whole night of rock/pop favorites. Check website for more info. First Monday of every month, 6-8pm. Broken Top Bottle Shop, 1740 NW Pence Lane, Bend. Contact: 541-728-3798. info@getyourvoiceup. com. $18.

Lord Huron performs across genres, including folk, psychedelic rock and soul. Lord Huron will rock out the stage on Sun., June 4 at Hayden Homes Amphitheater at 7pm for a warm summer show. Courtesy Bandsintown


Shwayze with Joe Samba and Claire Wright Raised on the beaches of Southern California, Aaron Smith is a rapper, actor, musician and father who became known to the world simply as Shwayze following a massive music breakout in 2008. The Malibu native released his debut album Buzzin’ that summer with singer-producer Cisco Adler. May 31, 8-11:59pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $22.

Sunday Crystal Bowl Sound Bath with Reiki Sound bath is a passive healing journey with crystal bowls. Bring comfy clothing, pillow and blanket or mat. Sun, May 7, 6:30-7:45pm and Sundays, 6:30-7:45pm. Through Aug. 27. Unity Community of Central Oregon, 63645 Scenic Dr., Bend. Contact: 541-350-8448. $15-$25.


Argentine Tango Classes and Dance

Join every Wednesday for Tango classes and dancing! Your first class is free. Tango 101 Class from 6:30-7pm, no partner needed! All levels class from 7-8pm. Open dancing from 8-9:30pm. Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30pm. Sons of Norway Hall, 549 NW Harmon Blvd., Bend. Contact: 541-7283234. $5-$10.

Country Swing Dance Lessons Come join for partner country swing dancing! They have beginner, advanced and circle dance lessons. Check the Cricket Instagram to find out which it is this week! Come with a partner, or come single and they’ll find you one! See y’all there! Every other Thursday, 7-8pm. Through Dec. 30. CrossEyed Cricket, 20565 NE Brinson Blvd., Bend. Contact: 541-382-4270. Free.

Dance Meditation with Shiv Dance Meditation with Shiv is a unique movement mediation to create space for you to freely dance. Join on Saturday afternoon for some sun and movement in Bend. Saturdays, 1-2pm. Through Sept. 9. The Juniper Preserve, 65600 Pronghorn Club Dr., Bend. Contact: $25.

Nia Fusion of dance, martial arts and healing arts focusing on reconnecting to body sensations and the body’s natural way of movement through form, freedom and play. You will dance though deep intention and joyful expressions to connect to your true nature. Wednesdays, 8-9am and Saturdays, 11am-Noon. Bend Hot Yoga, 1230 NE 3rd St. Unit A320, Bend. Contact: $20/drop-in.

Scottish Country Dance

A chance to socialize and get a bit of exercise, too. Beginners are welcome. All footwork, figures and social graces will be taught and reviewed. Mondays, 7-9pm. Sons of Norway Hall, 549 NW Harmon Blvd., Bend. Contact: 541-508-9110. allely@ $5.

Soul in Motion Movement & Dance

Come move with what is moving in you, in community, putting a little more life in your life!! No experience necessary... guided and facilitated to support you to sink down from the chatter of your mind and into your body... inviting it to take the lead. Mindful movement and dance... drop in. Wednesdays, 6-7:15pm. Continuum, A School of Shadow Yoga, 155 SW Century Dr., Suite 112, Bend. Contact: 541-948-7015. $20.

Summer Together: Hokule’a Ohana at Alpenglow Park Hokule’a Ohana will perform and share information about dances of the Pacific Islands from the calming hulas of Hawaii to the energetic rhythms of Tahiti. June 3, 10amNoon. Alpenglow Park, 61049 Southeast 15th St., Bend. Contact: 541-617-7091. Free.


“Jurassic World” Screening Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Blockbuster dinosaur franchise. PG-13. Doors open at 6:30pm. Food and drinks will be available for purchase on site. June 6, 7-9:15pm. High Desert Music Hall, 818 SW Forest Ave, Redmond. Contact: 541-3121029. Free.

NATURAL MENOPAUSE SUPPORT +BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONES Dr. Azure Karli, N.D. 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE Blending Nature with Medicine 541/389/9750 13300 US-20, SISTERS, OR 97759

Bicycle Film Festival For the past 23 years, BFF has been celebrating bicycles through art, film and music around world in over 100 cities to an audience of one million people. All local proceeds from the event will be donated to Oregon Adaptive Sports to support their important work providing opportunities life-changing outdoor recreation for individuals with disabilities in Oregon. June 3, 6:30 and 9pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541-317-0700. $20.


9th Street Village Makers Market Join for the 9th Street Village Makers Market hosted by Bevel Craft Brewing, Cultivate Farms and DIYcave featuring five rotating local artisans each week, alongside demos by DIYcave, nonprofits, food carts and craft beer. Every Sunday. Rain or shine. Family friendly! Sundays, Noon-4pm. Through Sept. 24. Bevel Craft Brewing, 911 SE Armour St., Bend. Contact: 541-972-3835. Free.

Art Viewing Visit Sagebrushers Art Society in beautiful Bend to see lovely work, paintings and greeting cards by local artists. New exhibit every 8 weeks. Visit for information on current shows. Wednesdays, 1-4pm, Fridays, 1-4pm and Saturdays, 1-4pm. Sagebrushers Art Society, 117 SW Roosevelt Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-617-0900. Free.

Decolonizing the Map Raven Makes Gallery in Sisters offers the 3rd edition of “The Homelands Collection,” a unique and vibrant exhibition and sale of Indigenous World Peoples’ narrative art on antique, original maps. Each piece speaks to importance of reclaiming place and story within ancient cartography. Mondays-Thursdays-Sundays, 11am-4pm. Through June 2. Raven Makes Gallery, 182 E. Hood Ave., Sisters. Contact: 541-719-1182. ravenmakes@gmail. com. Free.

Dee McBrien-Lee, “Incanto” New Abstracts in June Tumalo Art Co. features

Dee McBrien-Lee opening June 2, during the First Friday Gallery Walk from 3-7pm in the Old Mill District. Her solo show, “Incanto,” features both figurative and pure abstract works in mixed media with an emphasis on acrylic. June 2, 3-7pm. Tumalo Art Co., 450 SW Powerhouse Dr., Ste. 407, Bend. Contact: 541-385-9144. art@ Free.

Heidi Schwegler, In Praise of Fragmentation Join Scalehouse in welcoming Heidi Schwegler, In Praise of Fragmentation May 5 through June 24, with a First Friday celebration May 5th from 5-7pm. More at: www.scalehouse. org/artist-heidi-schwegler. Wednesdays-Saturdays-Noon Through June 24. Scalehouse Collaborative for the Arts, 550 NW Franklin Ave, Bend. Free.

Intro to BookBinding No experience needed. In this workshop the group will learn three traditional, non-adhesive bookbinding techniques while enjoying the historic cottage and sipping on tasty beverages. Ongoing, 1-4pm. Pomegranate Home and Garden, 120 NE River Mall Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-383-3713. hello@ $125.

Kreitzer Open Gallery and Studio Give the gift of a contemporary realist David Kreitzer original. Stunning Central Oregon splendor, water, koi, fantasy, figure and floral. SF Chronicle: “Kreitzer demonstrates the poetic intensity of the old tradition.” Mondays-Sundays, 11am-5pm.

Kreitzer Art Gallery and Studio, 20214 Archie Briggs Rd., Bend. Contact: 805-234-2048. Free.

Learn to Weld This hands-on class is perfect for beginners or anyone needing a refresher class in cutting and welding. You’ll cut steel with a plasma cutter and weld those pieces back together. You’ll get to try your hand at MIG welding. No welding experience needed! Sun, April 16, 4-6pm, Sun, May 7, 4-6pm, Wed, May 17, 6-8pm and Wed, June 7, 6-8pm. DIY Cave, 444 SE Ninth St. Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-388-2283. $119.


The Old Man & The Old Moon From The Greenhouse Cabaret, which brought you “Hedwig...”: an imaginative sea-faring epic, encompassing apocalyptic storms, civil wars, leviathans of the deep and cantankerous ghosts, as well as the fiercest obstacle of all: change. Follow the Old Man on a folk-music, story-telling, theatrical endeavor starring seven local actors and musicians. Fri, June 2, 7:30-9:15pm and Sat, June 3, 7:30-9:15pm. The Greenhouse Cabaret, 1017 NE 2nd St., Bend. Contact: $40.

OPA Presents Broadway Masterpiece, “Anastasia!” OPA presents the beloved, adventure-filled production of Broadway masterpiece “Anastasia.” The dazzling musical from Tony Award winners Terrence McNally, Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics), will run two weekends at Ridgeview High School. Fri, June 2, 6:30-9pm, Sat, June 3, 2-4:30 and 6:30-9pm and Sun, June 4, 3-5:30pm. Ridgeview High School, 4555 SW Elkhorn Ave., Redmond. Contact: Tickets are $14 or $48 for a family 4-pk.

Sunriver Stars Presents “Radio S.T.A.R. (Sunriver Thespians as Readers)”

Sunriver Stars presents “Radio S.T.A.R. (Sunriver Thespians as Readers),” a nod to old-time mystery theater. Thu, June 1, 7-9pm, Fri, June 2, 7-9pm and Sat, June 3, 2-4pm. The Door (a church in Sunriver Business Park across from Three Rivers School), 56885 Enterprise Rd., Sunriver. Contact: $15-$20.

Nature’s Luminescence Within The Human Spirit with Elif Koyutürk Born in Istanbul, Turkey, Elif Koyutürk is an artist who delves into the aesthetics of invisible emotions, inviting viewers to introspect and explore their inner realms. Read more about Elif and the exhibition at June 2, 5-7pm. Scalehouse Gallery, 550 NW Franklin Ave, Bend. Contact: 541-640-2186. marley@scalehouse. org. Free.

Paint & Sip at Boss Rambler Beer Club

Looking for an amazing way to get out in the middle of the week? Join Kristen Buwalda of Chalked Creative at Boss Rambler Beer Club for Paint & Sip! May 31, 6-8am. Boss Rambler Beer Club, 1009 NW Galveston Ave., Bend. Contact: 805801-8328. $48.

Redmond First Friday Art Walk Meet with local artist while walking downtown Redmond. First Friday of every month. Downtown Redmond, Sixth St.. Free.

Sisters Farmers Market Join for opening day of the Sisters Farmers Market in the heart of downtown Sisters! Shop from over 35 local farmers, ranchers, artisan food producers and makers. Live music with Sugar Sweet String Band at 11:30am! Sisters Farmers Market is presented by the nonprofit Seed to Table. Sundays, 10am2pm. Through Sept. 24. Fir St. Park, Sisters. Contact: 541-904-0134. sistersfarmersmarket@ Free.

The Spirit of Central Oregon Photo Book In celebration of its 75th anniversary and in partnership with Visit Central Oregon, the Cascade Camera Club is producing a fine-art photo book called The Spirit of Central Oregon. To learn more, participate in the crowdsource funding, and pre-order at a reduced price, visit May 30-June 29. Donations accepted.

Visual Joy and Perfection: The Artistry of Master Fine Artist David Kreitzer

Join David in the Kreitzer Gallery and Studio, and experience sublime and healing Central Oregon splendor landscapes, the human figure, koi, California vineyards, floral and fantasy oil and watercolor images. Thursdays-Sundays, Noon5pm. Kreitzer Art Gallery and Studio, 20214 Archie Briggs Rd., Bend. Contact: 805-234-2048. Free.


Bend Ghost Tours Join for Ghosts and Legends of Downtown Bend Tour and hear all about Bend’s permanent residents! Your spirit guide will lead you through the haunted streets and alleyways of Historic Downtown Bend where you’ll learn about the city’s many macabre tales, long-buried secrets and famous ghosts. Wednesdays-Sundays, 7:30-9pm. Downtown Bend. Contact: 541-350-0732. bendghosttours@ $25.

Ropers and Rider Photographer Gabriela Hasbun and barrel racer Kysariah Brinson from the exhibition “In the Arena: Photographs from America’s Only Touring Black Rodeo” will informally share about their careers and their experiences with the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo. They’ll also offer hands-on activities for younger audiences in the meadow. June 3, 10am3pm. High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend. Contact: 541-382-4754. Free with admission.

A Sunday Walk in Rome with Central Oregon’s OLLI-UO Visit some of the famous and not so famous byways of Rome with with Central Oregon’s OLLI-UO. June 2, 10:15am12:15pm. Downtown Bend Library, 601 Northwest Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541-312-1032. Free.

Third Thursday Open Mic at the High Desert Music Hall Spoken word open mic night for all poets, storytellers and writers. This is an in-person program. Join us at the High Desert Music Hall for a spoken word open mic night the third Thursday of the month. All writers and readers and word-lovers invited to attend and read. Every third Thursday, 6-8pm. Contact: 541312-1063. Free.

Upper Deschutes Watershed Speaker Series: Learn About Your Home Waters The Upper Deschutes Watershed Council, in partnership with COCC’s Community Education department, is coordinating a six-part informational speaker series about the Upper Deschutes watershed. Join natural resource partners, to learn about the watershed history, water use, water conservation efforts and fish and wildlife in the Upper Deschutes! Every other Thursday, 5:30-7:30pm. Through June 1. Central Oregon Community College, 2600 NW College Way, Bend. Contact: 541-383-7270. kknight@ $49.

You Can’t Take It With You

In this hilarious and heart warming play, Grandpa shepherds a large and extended family of charming eccentrics. His granddaughter, Alice, embarrassed by her family’s craziness, falls for her boss, Tony, son of a rich Wall Street tycoon. She fears their two families will never come together. Thu, June 1, 7:30-9:30pm, Fri, June 2, 7:30-9:30pm, Sat, June 3, 7:30-9:30pm, Sun, June 4, 2-4pm, Thu, June 8, 7:30-9:30pm, Fri, June 9, 7:30-9:30pm, Sat, June 10, 7:30-9:30pm and Sun, June 11, 2-4pm. Cascade Theatrical Theatre, 148 NW Greenwood, Bend. Contact: 541-389-0803. $27-$29.


Author Event: “Hey Hun” by Emily Lynn Paulson Emily Lynn Paulson, Bend resident, TEDx speaker, author of Highlight Real and founder of Sober Mom Squad, will discuss her new book that examines how multilevel marketing has targeted SAHMs and continues to utilize toxic sisterhoods and systemic supremacy to make money off those who need it the most. June 1, 6:30-7:30pm. Roundabout Books, 900 NW Mount Washington Dr., #110, Bend. Contact: 541306-6564. $5.

Current Fiction Book Club

Please join for Current Fiction Book Club. The group will discuss “I Have Some Questions For You” by Rebecca Makkaii. June 7, 6-7pm. Roundabout Books, 900 NW Mount Washington Dr., #110, Bend. Contact: 541-3066564. Free.

Finding Our Worth at Every Stage of Life: An Evening with Steph Jagger

A night presented by AdventurUs Women and Roundabout Books. This is a ticketed event requiring a $5 fee or purchase of a book. Fees and books can be purchased through Eventbrite or the bookstore. June 6, 6:30-7:30pm. Roundabout Books, 900 NW Mount Washington Dr., #110, Bend. Contact: 541-306-6564. $5.

Writers Writing: Quiet Writing Time

Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others’ company. This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events. Bring personal work, read a book or answer emails. Come when you can, leave when you want. Free, open network WiFi available. Tuesdays, 1:30-4:30pm. Deschutes Public Library-Downtown, 601 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541-312-1063. Free.

Allie Crow Buckley has an ethereal vibe during her performances. With high melodies and low bass, her sound is unique. Buckley will warm up the stage as Lord Huron’s opener on Sun., June 4 at 7pm at Hayden Homes Amphitheater. Katherina Acevedo


The Bend Moonlight Market Bend’s premiere night market is back at it again! Join Open Space for good vibes, 30+ vendors, live music, a DJ, food, booze and flash tattoos. June 3, 3-11pm. Open Space Event Studios, 220 NE Lafayette Ave, Bend. Free.

Bingo and Dog Adoption Event Come play some bingo at Midtown Yacht Club benefiting Street Dog Hero! A night of high energy bingo that promises to entertain from start to finish! There will be food trucks, cold drinks and some pups looking for their forever homes. Wed, June 7, 6-8pm and Wed, Aug. 16, 6-8pm. Midtown Yacht Club, 1661 Northeast 4th St., Bend. Free.


Backpacking Food Workshop Learn to make gourmet backpacking meals from home. In the hands-on 90-minute workshop you will learn how to make healthy, light and delicious meals for all of your outdoor adventures. Parking pass and three take-home backpacking meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) included in the price. Reservation required. June 4, 1-2:30pm. Tumalo State Park, 64120 O. B. Riley Rd., Bend. Contact: 503-8883674. $35.

Bend Adult Volleyball Bend Hoops adult open gym volleyball sessions offer players a chance to get together and enjoy some competition. To sign up, go to and RSVP. Bring exact change. Sundays, 7-9pm and Saturdays, 7:30pm. Bend Hoops, 1307 NE 1st St, Bend. $10.

Cog Wild Progression Session Three 2+ hour mountain bike lessons led by certified skills coaches with the same cohort. Each lesson builds off of skills learned from the week before. Shuttles to the trailhead. Some sessions may start and end at Cog Wild. Please plan on attending all 3 days; June 5, 12, 19. Mondays, 5-7:30pm. Through June 19. COG WILD, 19221 SW Century Dr, Bend. Contact: 541-385-7002. $260.

Dirty Half Central Oregon’s oldest half marathon. There are so many fun things to enjoy from the Dirty Half—camaraderie, mountain views, smiles for miles, food, beer and prizes. FootZone is collaborating with various brands to offer you an unforgettable race experience filled with awesome branded gear, prizes and more. June 3, 7am. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central OR, 61980 Skyline Ranch Rd, Bend. Contact: 541317-3568. $80-$90.

Festival of the Land Festival of The Land is a diverse natural, cultural and historical celebration of the land. Come celebrate the land, food and stories from where the Crooked River and the Deschutes River canyons meet. Many cultures have made this area home, and each brings a diversity of experiences to share. Help celebrate the history and all the cultures that make this land so special. June 3, 10am-3pm.

The Cove Palisades State Park, Terrebonne. Free.

Intro to Historic Sword Fighting Come join for an introduction to the 1595 Club. The group will go through basic sword techniques drawn from 19th century British naval combat, with a cutlass. The 1595 Club is a martial arts school dedicated to the practice and study of swordplay and self-defense. Come sword-fight! First Tuesday of every month, 5-7pm. Through July 11. Masonic Hall of Bend, 1036 NE 8th St., Bend. Contact: 541-2416742. Free.

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

Saturday Morning Coffee Run Come join CORK for a Saturday long run at 9am. The group will meet outside Thump Coffee on York Dr. for a long run. Feel free to run or walk, whatever “long” means to you! Whatever your pace and distance, Thump hopes you’ll join for the run and stay afterward for food and drinks! Saturdays, 9-10am. Thump Coffee - NW Crossing, 549 NW York Dr., Bend. Free.

Sisters Rodeo The Sisters Rodeo, also known as “The Biggest Little Show in the World,” showcases a variety of rodeo events and activities, such as barrel racing, bull riding, steer wrestling and more. June 7. Contact: 541-549-0121. info@ $18-$24, Sunday $16-$22.

Sunriver Swings fore Strings Golf Tournament Golfing buddies come together on Sunriver’s Woodlands Course for the 15th annual Swings fore Strings Tournament. With a shotgun start and scramble format, this is a lighthearted way to kick off your summer of golfing while supporting Sunriver Music Festival. Catered dinner and drinks included in registration fee. June 4, 1-6:30pm. Woodlands Golf Course, 17890 W Core Rd., Sunriver. Contact: 541-593-1084. $675 foursome registration; $875 foursome plus hole sponsorship.

Taiko of Bend Club Taiko is a form of group drumming with elements of dance and martial art. The Taiko of Bend Club is a beginner’s level club practicing outdoors in Drake Park. Come fragrance-free. Check website for start dates, times and more details: Saturdays. Through Nov. 4. Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd., Bend. Contact: joanna@ Free.

Yoga Hike 1/2 Day Retreat This experience will leave you feeling more grounded, connected to nature and rejuvenated. Led by a certified forest therapy guide and yoga instructor, the practice blends forest bathing, meditation and yoga into a 1/2 day retreat-style event. No prior experience needed! June 4, 12-3:30pm. Tumalo State Park, 64120 O. B. Riley Rd., Bend. Contact: 541-316-9213. $65.


Bunny Rescue Needs Volunteers

Looking for more volunteers to help with tidying bunny enclosures, feeding, watering, giving treats, head scratches, play time and fostering. All ages welcome and time commitments are flexible — weekly, monthly or fill-in. Located at the south end of Redmond. Email Lindsey with your interests and availability: Ongoing.

Dog Adoption Event by Street Dog Hero

Come join the Street Dog Hero team at Mud Bay North for a dog adoption event! There will be lots of pups looking for their forever homes. They will also have some SDH swag available for purchase. Learn about how to get involved with SDH as a volunteer! June 3, 11am-2pm. Mud Bay North, 20520 Robal Lane, Bend. Free.

Volunteer: Help Businesses Prosper!

Share your professional and business expertise. Become a volunteer mentor with SCORE in Central Oregon. The chapter is growing. Your experience and knowledge will be valued by both new and existing businesses in the community. To apply, call 541-316-0662 or visit Ongoing. Contact: 541-316-0662.

Thrive Moving Volunteers Support your neighbors by helping them move to their new home. If interested, fill out the volunteer form or reach out! Ongoing. Contact: 541-728-1022.

Volunteer with Mustangs To The Rescue Volunteers wanted to help with daily horse care at Mustangs To The Rescue. No experience necessary. Call and leave a message or email. Ongoing. Mustangs To The Rescue, 21670 SE McGilvray Rd., Bend. Contact: 541-330-8943.

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

Volunteering in Oregon’s High Desert with ONDA Oregon Natural Desert Association is a nonprofit dedicated to protecting, defending and restoring Oregon’s high desert for current and future generations. ONDA opened registration for its spring 2023 stewardship trips. For more info, visit its website. Ongoing.

Volunteers Needed for Humane Society Thrift Store Do you love animals and discovering “new” treasures? Then volunteering at the HSCO Thrift Store is a great way to combine your passions while helping raise funds to provide animal welfare services for the local community. For more information visit the website at Ongoing. Humane Society Thrift Shop, 61220 S. Highway 97, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3840. abigail@hsco. org.

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Hello Central Oregon Friends!

The Columbia Basin Exteriors Team is excited to be able to participate and be given the opportunity to be The Title Sponsor for the 2023 BBQ Blues & Whiskey Festival. Join us for some fun in the sun with the tastiest BBQ, some crisp, cool craft beer or whiskey, and some live music to get your groove on to!

Come have a drink with us on June 2nd from 4-10 pm and on June 3rd from 11 am-10 pm at the Deschutes County Expo Center. We can’t wait to see you all there.


Festival Days & Times

Friday, June 2 4-10pm Saturday, June 3 11am - 10pm

Columbia Basin Exteriors 2900 NW Clearwater Dr., Suite 200 Bend, OR. 97703
Deschutes County Expo Center 3800 SW Airport Wy Redmond, OR 97756