Source Weekly June 20, 2024

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Riverhouse is turning 50, and we want YOU to be part of the festivities! Come celebrate half a century of memories in Bend, Oregon, and witness the exciting launch of our new name, Riverhouse Lodge with a grand ribbon-cutting ceremony and a weekend packed with activity!

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Admission: FREE for the community to attend! All ages are welcome.

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Saturday, 6/29 at 12:00 PM

Performance: Flipping Out Trampolinists

Showing (3) shows per day!

Band Performances:

Saturday: Timothy James

Tone Red

Honey Don’t

Tony Smiley

Hit Machine


Carnival Games

Carnival Rides

Food Trucks:

Kona Ice


Bend-YAY Beignets

Queens of Kettle Corn

Sunday: Erin Cole Barker

Bobby Lindstrom

JuJu Eyeball


Cathleen Hylton Intuitive Reader



Stellar Stones

Renewal by Anderson


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On the Cover: Kachina Dolls represent the Kachina Society or spirituality of the Hopi People in Northeastern Arizona. Men don attire and embody the Kachinas during ceremonies and also carve the dolls. Simple dolls, given to young girls, become more elaborate as they get older. The dolls assist in instructing Kachina Society to Hopi women. Since women hold all economic power in their matriarchal society, men guide and control the Kachina Society, thus striking a balance between the sexes. The Kachina dolls can be seen at Raven Makes Gallery on Hood Avenue in Sisters.

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The Source Weekly’s signature mix of news, arts and culture is on full display inside this edition. In Feature, Julianna LaFollette takes a look at what happens when a child care facility is tied to an arrest for child sex abuse. In Opinion, we weigh in on how the recently adopted Public Lands Rule might affect the lives of us and our descendants. In Chow, we explore Bend’s changing food scene, in light of two bar/restaurant openings by wellknown chefs. And in Sound, we’re highlighting not one but two festivals on the horizon, and chatting with some bona fide rockstars about their latest album. Add in some sage advice about the healing power of nature in this week’s Column, recipes for summer cocktails in Craft and a contemplation of an esoteric film in Screen, and I’d say that by reading this entire paper today, you’re going to end up pretty well-rounded. Enjoy!


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Public Lands Rule: A New Era for American Land Management

You may not have heard much about it, but a massive change just happened on public lands — one that might begin to reverse a trend of over-extraction and land degradation in the United States. Our grandchildren may one day thank us.

On June 10, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management put its Public Lands Rule into effect, which puts conservation on equal footing with other concerns, such as drilling, mining and grazing. It was a controversial move in some circles, but in this era of all of us waking up to the effects of climate change, it was a necessary one. Since the BLM manages some 10% of all the land in these United States, this is huge.

A quick recap:

In 1976, Congress adopted the Federal Lands Policy and Management Act, which tasked the BLM with managing “recreation, range, timber, minerals, watershed, wildlife and fish, and natural scenic, scientific and historical values” in a “harmonious and coordinated” balance that avoids “permanent impairment of the productivity of the land and the quality of the environment.”

rule appears to run counter to what the 1976 FLPMA laid out — but we disagree. Rather, the conservation rule upholds the ongoing extraction of resources from BLM lands. Think of it this way: If we don’t take care of the house, we won’t have anywhere to live. If we degrade the soils, future generations won’t have any “productivity of the land” at all.

Others have shared concern that the new Public Lands Rule will result in the exclusion of timber, mining, oil and gas and grazing — but that’s not true, either. Conservation simply gets a seat at the table now, along with other uses — and the inclusion of it at the table doesn’t mean it negates other existing leases on lands.

The Act recognized “sustained yield” of the lands as a goal. Since most of us use energy, drive cars and so on, that’s all well and good — but what happens when those lands begin to degrade, as has been seen due to climate change and ongoing extraction and overgrazing? In response to those and other harms, the BLM this past year has added the notion of conservation to the mix. As the thinking goes, without resilient ecosystems, those lands cannot deliver on the other promises laid out in that 1976 Act.

As described in a legal analysis by the University of Utah and the University of Colorado-Boulder, the “Public Lands Rule faithfully builds upon and adheres to this statutory structure by standardizing the use of land health standards, confirming conservation as a use, and implementing a variety of management tools to ensure long-term ecosystem resilience and sustainability of natural, cultural, historic and scenic resources found on public lands.”

While the notion of putting conservation on equal footing with other priorities has had its opponents, some 92% of those who submitted public comments on the rule expressed support for the change.

Those against it have said the new

What it might actually do is offer hope that some of the lands that have been traditionally used for extraction can have a prayer at getting cleaned up. According to the University of Utah/ University of Colorado-Boulder analysis, some 37 million acres of federal lands are currently leased for oil and gas — with only about half of that currently in use. The other half, according to the analysis, is sitting idle or is in a state of degradation. These are the places the new rule could address through the rule’s focus on mitigation strategies. Make them healthy again, and they may have a prayer of delivering more resources for the American people, the thinking goes.

The Public Lands Rule is one of those wonky policy changes that can register as barely a blip on many people’s radars. But in an era where private industry has the potential to run roughshod on private lands, even to the possible detriment of the people who live nearby (look at the water quality issues currently afoot in Crook County as one potential example of that), it’s heartening to see a more ecologically friendly trajectory take off on the public ones.

We may not see the effects of this change for quite some time, but we’re betting our grandchildren will thank us.

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I have lived and worked in this area for 35 years, 8 of which were on the McKenzie River. Blue Pool, (aka Tamolitch Falls), Sahalie and Koosah Falls are all beautiful and well loved, but as our population increases and people are drawn to these delights, it is troublesome to see them despoiled by people climbing around off trail causing erosion and impacting the pristine vegetation and water quality. Posting pictures with people camping and climbing down by the falls is not helpful to maintaining the environment.

Savannah, when writing these articles, please remind folks that they are not alone in their visitation, that every step they take is an impact to the fragile environment, and to take care to treasure these places so future visitors may enjoy these spectacular treasures.

—Michelle McSwain via bendsource. com


Trump’s conviction in New York reaffirms the principle that no one—not even a former president—is above the law in the United States of America.

The evidence presented to the jury was damning, including numerous falsified documents with Trump’s signature on them. Falsification of business records is a serious crime, and Trump is finally being held accountable just as any other American would.

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Trump has often been called a fraudster—and now he has been convicted of just that: fraud, and trying to illegally pull one over on the American people.

Trump’s felony conviction is not merely about illegal hush money payments made 11 days before an election; it is about safeguarding the integrity of our elections. Trump has a clear pattern of lying to the American people and trying to undermine our elections in order to cling to power. This trial was the first of several—he still faces three additional indictments and 54 criminal charges, including federal charges for inciting a deadly insurrection to overturn the 2020 election.

Donald Trump has shown us who he is: a fraudster who will lie and break the law in order to cling to power. We must remember that when we go to the ballot box and cast our vote for the next president.


So ODOT finally figured out Highway 97 is an exceptionally dangerous road.

When I wrote them and my state senator five years ago about the routine dangerous passing and excessive speed I saw on every one of my weekly trips to Bend, they dismissed me, telling me that part of 97 was not unusually hazardous. Who are you going to believe, us, or your own lying eyes?

It was a great road —in 1965.

But even here in Antelope, a town of

40 people, we had one of us killed in a head-on crash on 97 in recent years.

We need the state money to rebuild a safe Highway 97, starting with the crazy section between Madras and the Crooked River Bridge.

More of us will get killed out there, but you can make that a lot harder by writing your state legislator to get that road rebuilt.

And you can show up at the Joint Committee On Transportation meeting in Bend on September 12 to Let Them Know!


It seems the City of Bend is pleased with Bird's e-bike sharing program without concern about the company’s bankruptcy filing. As the Bird bikes are back flying around town and then abandoned in inappropriate spots once again.

I found a flock of bird bikes left in a No Parking area of the Deschutes River trail at the Archie Briggs trail crossing. After several days have passed and I am thinking who is responsible for getting these birds back to the nest? The Deschutes River trail is an inappropriate storage area. Same pilot program with the same issues.

Electric bikes have caused all kinds of safety concerns about underage users not obeying traffic rules. What about the impact on other trail users, as well as wildlife habitat? The City of Bend should

be supporting local bike shops that offer bike rentals with accountability.

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New Grant Supports Oregon Foster Care Students

The State Board of Education approved a Foster Care Student Success Pilot Grant last week, aiming to improve educational outcomes for students in the state foster care system.

The grant was in accordance with House Bill 4084, which passed in March and required the Oregon Department of Education to use money in the Statewide Education Initiatives Account to provide funding to help meet the educational needs of foster care students, according to a press release.

The pilot funding will be allocated to three schools, one from Portland, the Mid-Willamette Valley and Southern Oregon. According to a press release, the graduation rate for foster youth in Oregon over the last seven years ranged from 35% and 46%. The funding will address academic challenges that foster care students face.

Sen. Kathleen Taylor Elected as Incoming Senate Majority Leader

On June 17, Senate Democrats elected Sen. Kathleen Taylor (D - SE Portland, Milwaukie and Oak Grove) to serve as the new Senate Majority Leader. She succeeds Senate Majority Leader Kate Lieber (D - Beaverton and SW Portland).

Sen. Taylor served for a term in the Oregon House of Representatives starting in 2015 and was elected to the Senate in 2017. She currently serves as the Chair of the Senate Labor and Business Committee and a member of the Senate Natural Resources and Wildfire and Joint Audits Committees.

“I’m grateful to Senator Lieber for her service and for leading the Senate Democratic caucus to deliver major wins for the people of Oregon. I’m ready to get to work so we can continue moving our state in the right direction,” said Leader-elect Taylor.

Remond’s St. Charles Cancer Center Breaks Ground

Community members are invited to take part in the groundbreaking ceremony for the new St. Charles Cancer Center in Redmond on June 26 at 10am. Attendees are invited to see the new 53,000-square-foot building and learn about the services St. Charles is providing at the location, according to a press release.

The new center will be two stories and approximately nine times the size of the current Cancer Center in Redmond, expanding access to cancer services in Central Oregon. The facility is slated to serve 300 or more patients a day.

“We are thrilled to celebrate this milestone for our new Cancer Center, which shows our commitment to providing world class care to cancer patients throughout the region,” said Dr. Steve Gordon, president and CEO for St. Charles. “This new facility will have a tremendous positive impact on our community, as it will expand access and services to Redmond and surrounding communities, serving 300 or more cancer patients every day.”

Local Food Aid Organizations Report Record Numbers of Food Insecurity Increased prices and assistance cutbacks are impacting the region’s food security


- The number of individuals served in The Giving Plate’s grocery program in 2023.


…”After going out and being sober and trying to get back into going out, hanging out, I noticed a lot of, even the new bars, their ‘mocktail’ menu is kind of a cop out. Typically, it's like this little, tiny corner, and it's like CBD sodas and lemonade or something that just doesn't have any effort to it.”

- Mike Aldridge of the new, mocktail-forward Hosmer bar. From this week’s Little Bites, “In Midtown, a Mocktail-Forward Bar”


- The number of individuals served in The Giving Plate’s grocery program in 2022.

Central Oregon organizations with food assistance programs have witnessed an increase in food insecurity in Central Oregon in the past few years. With growing expenses and cutbacks on government assistance programs, more families are struggling to have access to food, with young people getting hit the hardest.

Adult, child in Clackamas County have measles but there could be other cases

The Oregon Health Authority said Monday that an adult and child in the same household in Clackamas County – both unvaccinated – have measles, which is highly infectious.

Officials gave no more identifying information. They said the infection likely stemmed from an exposure in Marion County between May 19 and June 4, but they don’t know exactly where they became infected or who infected them. There could be other people who also have contracted the disease, which spreads through the air after an infected person coughs or sneezes. Virus particles also can linger airborne for two hours.

The health authority said the adult developed a rash last Tuesday and was confirmed to have measles on Friday. The child also developed symptoms last week. Both are recovering.

—Excerpted from a June 17 story in the Oregon Capital Chronicle,

Local nonprofit NeighborImpact offers one of the largest food assistance programs in Central Oregon with its food bank and mobile pantry system. NeighborImpact has had its food bank since 1984 and has continued to increase operations since. The organization is currently building a new food warehouse to keep up with a growing demand.

The new, over-10,000-squarefoot warehouse will be able to provide around 138,000 more meals to the region and is projected to be operational by December.

Before Covid-19, NeighborImpact had about 42,000 individuals utilizing its food resources. When the pandemic hit, the numbers really spiked, said Food Program Director Carly Auten. Following the initial growth, the food bank saw some relief, because of programs like rent assistance, SNAP benefits, and more.

Around March 2023, the Emergency SNAP allotment dollars expired, said Auten. At the same time, other programs began expiring, while the cost of everyday necessities continued to rise, causing food insecurity numbers to spike.

“Food has gone up 10%, gas has gone up, everything has gone up,” said Auten.

From this week’s News story, Food Aid Organizations Report Record Numbers of Food Insecurity”

“That’s when we started to see our numbers really increase, and they haven’t dipped. They keep going up.”

According to Jordan Reeher, the food program manager at NeighborImpact, today the food bank is serving around 70,000 individuals every month through its network of food pantries and meal sites. The food bank distributes meals to Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.

“That has stayed consistent. We haven’t seen any real decline or anything on the horizon saying it’s going to go down anytime soon,” said Reeher. The current NeighborImpact warehouse in Redmond, on the same site the new one will sit, was meant to serve around 40,000 individuals. “We have really outgrown this space,” said Auten.

Other local programs, like The Giving Plate, are experiencing similar changes. ‘We’re serving more families every month,” said Julia Harpole, the operations manager with The Giving Plate.

In April, and then again in May, the organization served more families than they had ever served before. Last year, The Giving Plate saw a 32% increase in the total individuals served in its Grocery Program. It served 31,721 individuals in 2022 and 41,927 in 2023.

According to Auten at NeighborImpact, there are populations in the region that experience food insecurity at a higher rate than others, including the BIPOC community, the LGBTQ+ community, folks with disabilities and seniors. Over one-third of the population that his organization serves, around 35% are children, said Auten.

With an increasingly vulnerable age group, specific programs such as Women, Infants and Children can help alleviate the challenges. WIC is a federally-funded nutrition program for low-income women, infants and children providing access to healthful foods, nutrition and food benefits.

The program, which just celebrated it 50th year in service, had been at a steady decline for a couple of

decades, according to Christina Pagano, Deschutes County WIC supervisor. This year is the first time in a long time that the program has seen a national increase in participation. “The ‘why’ is lots of reasons,” said Pagano.

Anecdotally, Pagano has heard that families are more financially strapped, with increased costs of food. She mentioned the once-elevated SNAP benefits helping families and children ending, which didn’t help.

However, the sunset of some COVID assistance programs has sparked an increased effort in youth-focused initiatives.

Among the wide range of programs that The Giving Plate offers, its youth programs have continued to serve a growing number of individuals in the region. In its grocery program store, it has a section called Kid’s Korner, where kids can go and choose their food once a week.

Another one of its youth programs, Backpacks for Bend, has seen significant growth according to Harpole. The program gives around 1,500 backpacks of food throughout Central Oregon. It also has a Kid’s Korner mobile pantry to reach rural communities.

Bend-La Pine Schools also help students with its Free Summer Meal Program, beginning June 24. The program offers meals at no charge to kids and teens up to age 18 at four outdoor locations throughout the summer.

“Our summer meals program helps provide families with food security when our school kitchens are closed,” said Garra Schluter, Assistant Director of Nutrition for the school district. “We see a lot of families come out each weekday, enjoy a lunch made from scratch and have some fun in the parks.”

While these programs have increased services and attempted to lower barriers, the growing food insecurity concern in the region is something organizations will have to monitor.

“I am concerned because we don’t see any relief coming anytime soon. So, it’s something we think a lot about,” said Auten.

A Coordinated Effort to Expand Shelters

The Coordinated Houseless Response Office is attempting to fund four potential shelter projects

Central Oregon agencies are working together to expand outdoor shelters to better serve Deschutes County’s houseless population. After voting to move forward with four outdoor shelter proposals, members of the Coordinated Houseless Response Office are working to establish funds for these projects.

In March, Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council, in partnership with CHRO, released a Request for Qualifications to design, develop and operate temporary shelter sites in Deschutes County. The purpose of the RFQ was to expand immediate sheltering options to accommodate 30% of Deschutes County’s unsheltered population.

On May 16, CHRO announced that it had received seven submissions, all from local applicants. The proposals included four safe parking programs, two tiny home villages and one managed camp.

In order to determine which projects would be the best fit, the Intergovernmental Review Team, consisting of members of COIC, HLC, the City of Bend, the City of Redmond and Deschutes County staff, scored the applications based off of a tiering system. The review team determined that two projects fell into tier one, which meant they were recommended and shovel ready.

CHRO voted to accept the tier-one and tier-two recommendations at the end of the presentation.

Tammy Baney, the executive director of COIC, announced on June 13 that Gov. Tina Kotek agreed to award COIC $1 million in shelter pod funding in an agreement signed just two days prior.

In the meeting, Baney stated that the $1.1 million is restricted for capital costs directly related to the addition of around 65 beds or units.

In addition to the funds from Kotek, the County has offered $1.5 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds toward proposed shelter projects, according to County Commissioner Patti Adair. CHRO will have to coordinate to establish additional funding for these projects.

The first tier one recommendation from the RFQ process was a proposed expansion at Oasis Village, a transitional housing village in Redmond, which opened its doors to its first 20 residents on Jan. 10. The proposal requested $494,000 to add 10 more tiny homes to its established village.

The other tier-one application was an application from Central Oregon Villages, proposing six safe parking sites at the former DAWNS House location. COV currently has a site on the east side of Bend. This proposal requested $210,000.

Two additional applications received tier-two ratings, including a proposal for a 20- to 40-unit tiny home village in south Bend that would cost around $1 million, and an expansion of Mountainview Community Development’s safe parking program.

In an attempt to stretch the money as far as they can, CHRO members will discuss and vote on how to allocate the funds at a June 20 meeting to ensure they meet their goals. The funding must be allocated by June 30, 2025. The board plans to vote on the usage of these funds at the June 20 meeting.

Courtesy Oasis Village A proposal would add 10 more tiny homes to Oasis Village in Redmond.


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La Sede de Coordinated Houseless Response está tratando de financiar cuatro posibles proyectos de refugio

Agencias del Centro de Oregon están trabajando en conjunto para ampliar refugios al aire libre para así atender mejor a la población sin hogar del condado de Deschutes. Después de votar para seguir adelante con cuatro propuestas de refugios al aire libre, los miembros de la agencia Cordinates Houseless Response (CHRO por sus siglas en inglés) están trabajando para instaurar fondos para estos proyectos.

En marzo, Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council, en colaboración con CHRO, publicó una petición para la clasificación (RFQ por sus siglas en inglés) y así diseñar, establecer y activar sitios de refugio provisional en el Condado de Deschutes. El propósito de RFQ era aumentar las opciones de refugio inmediato para albergar al 30% de la población sin refugio del Condado de Deschutes

El 16 de mayo, CHRO anunció que había recibido siete solicitudes, recibido siete solicitudes, todas de solicitantes

locales. Las propuestas incluían cuatro programas de estacionamiento seguro, dos pequeñas aldeas y un campamento controlado.

Para determinar qué proyectos serían los más adecuados, el equipo de Intergovernmental Review, compuesto por representantes de COIC, HLC, Ayuntamiento de Bend, Ayuntamiento de Redmond y del personal del Condado de Deschutes, calificó las solicitudes basándose en niveles. El equipo de evaluación determinó que dos proyectos se encontraban en el nivel uno, lo que significaba que estaban recomendados y listos para comenzar.

Al final de la presentación, CHRO votó a favor de aceptar las recomendaciones para el nivel uno y nivel dos.

Tammy Baney, directora ejecutiva de COIC, anunció el 13 de junio que la gobernadora Tina Kotek acordó otorgar a COIC $1 millón en fondos para refugios en un acuerdo firmado dos días antes.

En la reunión, Baney declaró que los $1.1 millones están reservados para los costos directamente relacionados con el agregado de aproximadamente 65 camas o unidades.

Según Patti Adair, comisionado del condado, además de los fondos por parte de Kotek, el condado ha ofrecido $1.5 millones en fondos de la Ley de Plan de Rescate Estadounidense para proyectos de albergues propuestos. CHRO tendrá que coordinarlo para establecer fondos adicionales para estos proyectos.

La recomendación de primer nivel del proceso RFQ fue una propuesta para la expansión en Oasis Village, una vivienda transitoria en Redmond, que abrió sus puertas a los primeros 20 huéspedes el 10 enero. La propuesta solicitaba $494,000 para añadir otras 10 casas pequeñas dentro de su locación.

La otra solicitud de primer nivel fue una solicitud por parte de Central Oregon Villages, que proponía seis sitios de estacionamiento seguro en la antigua

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Bend Man Arrested for Distributing Child Pornography at Daycare

A shocking allegation occurring at a day care facility sheds light on the unknowns of searching for child care

On May 30, Bend resident Jack Bergeron was arrested for distributing child sexual abuse material. The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, which initiated the arrest and was working on the investigation, announced the next day that the location in which 61-year-old Bergeron resided, and where the distribution of the material was occurring, operated as a licensed child care facility called God’s Kids.

The Charges

In March, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office found out about an IP address that was actively distributing “child sex abuse material” through peer-topeer networks in Deschutes County.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Homeland Security Investigations agency in Eugene connected directly to the computer that was actively distributing the material and shared the information with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children unit, according to a press release. Detectives with ICAC initiated an investigation, obtaining a large amount of evidence over the following two months.

Detectives determined that the IP address that was distributing the child sexual abuse material was operated by Bergeron, also discovering that the location served as a licensed, in-home day care.

Given Bergeron’s alleged crimes and the significantly increased risk of Bergeron’s access to children, detectives served a search warrant at Bergeron’s residence, immediately seizing several digital devices from the house.

The DCSO stated in a press release that detectives will seek further search warrants for the analysis of the seized digital devices, which may result in more charges being filed.

Bergeron was placed under arrest and transported to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Adult Jail. He was charged with 10 counts of encouraging child sexual abuse in the first degree, 10 counts of encouraging child sexual abuse in the second degree and one count of encouraging sexual abuse of an animal.

The crime of encouraging child sexual abuse in the

first degree is a class B Felony. In Oregon, class B felonies are punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, or both. In the second degree, it’s a class C Felony. At this time, detectives have no evidence that show that the children of the day care were victims of the charges.

“DELC licensing staff have followed appropriate protocol and issued an emergency order of suspension on the individual in question, which means he is prohibited from being in the home during childcare hours or provide childcare.”

God’s Kids

Situated on the 500 block of NE Burnside Avenue in east Bend sits the Bergeron residence and child care facility. God’s Kids first got its child care license in 2009. The main provider listed on all available documents and compliance forms associated with God’s Kids is Jean Bergeron, Jack’s wife.

The Bergerons have a Registered Family Child Care license, which allows them to take care of up to 10 children.

According to Kate Gonsalves with the Oregon Department of Early Learning and Care, God’s Kids is still currently registered as licensed with the state.

“DELC licensing staff have followed appropriate protocol and issued an emergency order of suspension

on the individual in question, which means he is prohibited from being in the home during child care hours or provide child care,” she said.

DELC refused to comment further regarding the child care facility and the alleged incident and did not indicate whether the license will be revoked at this time. “Child safety is a top priority for the Department of Early Learning and Care,” Gonsalves wrote in an email. “The Oregon Department of Human Services investigates and reports on allegations of abuse and neglect in child care settings and stays in close communication with DELC.”

The Source Weekly did not receive confirmation on whether there are still children in the child care facility. However, a post from Jean Bergeron’s public Facebook profile indicates that she has listed several of her child care items for sale, including toys, diapers, clothes and books.

According to Alicia Gardiner, the child care licensing division director at DELC, there are several ways that any child care facility can get its license revoked, but the process is quite lengthy and complex.

A child care program is to remain active until the Child Care Licensing Division takes action on that license. CCLD can make a motion to deny, revoke or suspend a license. However, denials, revocations and suspensions allow a licensed owner the right to contest in front of a judge.

During the process, if a child care owner decides to contest the action, CCLD would present the evidence of why it proposed to suspend, revoke or deny the license and the judge would then make a ruling.

There are three different types of child care licenses, said Gardiner. The first is called Registered Family License, the one that God’s Kids has, which is for home-based care. There is also a Certified Family License, which is for home-based care and can care for up to 16 children. Finally, there is a Certified Center License, which is for commercial settings. All three of these licenses have different rules, requirements and steps to obtaining them, with some commonalities.

With the license that the Bergerons have, they receive at least one unannounced visit a year from a licensing specialist with CCLD. During these visits,

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the licensing specialist may arrive any time during the hours in which the facility has children in care.

According to compliance records, the God’s Kids’ most recent report details an unannounced visit in October 2023 at 10am. The compliance report, which named Jean Bergeron as the person in charge, reported six children in the Bergerons’ care at the time.

The report suggested that the facility was in compliance with nearly every item on the checklist. All of the available compliance reports and health and safety inspections, which only dated back to 2019, showed continued compliance.

Since 2019, the facility received two complaint allegations through DELC. The first complaint took place in November 2019, when Jean Bergeron self-disclosed an incident where a substitute tapped a child’s bottom. The other complaint, in 2021, alleged that a provider raised their voice at a child in their care.

The challenges in finding child care

Child care in Central Oregon, and across the country, is increasingly hard to come by. Theresa, a local parent who chose to keep her last name anonymous for this story, has given up altogether for several reasons.

“I’m not sure if they are more lenient on providers, but I think [inhome care] might draw people away. You really don’t know what’s going on in an in-home. There’s also less referrals because there are less children.”

A few months ago, Theresa was searching for child care options in Bend for her daughter. Theresa told the Source Weekly that she toured God’s Kids in the beginning of May. She was looking for local care and was referred to the facility through a group with other moms.

One morning, she took a tour of God’s Kids. Her initial thoughts from the outside were good. When she went inside, however, her mood shifted a bit, she said.

The inside of the home, she said, was crammed and crowded. She noted that the napping room was also extremely small. “There were tons of items…that was alarming to me. It was just extremely cluttered, things were stacked up,” said Theresa.

She said there were about five kids in the Bergerons’ care at the time she toured. Theresa met both Jean and Jack Bergeron during her visit. She met with Jean, who she spoke fondly of. Jack, she said, was quiet and kept to himself.

Theresa said something felt off and didn’t feel like the facility was the right atmosphere for her child to be in. Having previously worked in an in-home day care and a licensed facility in Vancouver, Washington, she felt the licensing regulations must be stricter there.

“It was very strange to me that they got approved to even be an in-home day care,” she said.

Previously, she had always been drawn to in-home facilities because of the limits on how many kids could be there. Now, her concerns have grown, and she suspects others’ have, too.

“I’m not sure if they are more lenient on providers, but I think [in-home care] might draw people away. You really don’t know what’s going on in an in-home. There’s also less referrals because there are less children,” she said.

She noted, however, that you never really know what’s going to happen at a commercial center, either. While one of the requirements to go through the child care licensing program is for all individuals residing in the home to go through a background check, Theresa is still wary. “They may have just never been caught,” she said.

Currently, Theresa is homeschooling her daughter, until she can make other arrangements.

“I, myself, have been drawn away from both because of all of the incidents, not only happening in Bend, but just everywhere,” said Theresa. “You just never know, you really don’t.”

She believes that there should be more regulations in place to make parents feel more at ease.

According to Gardiner with DELC, it’s a quite rigorous process to receive a childcare license, and some programs have even had an increase in monitoring over the years. While certain commonalities in the licensing system stay the same, due to federal funding, Gardiner said licensing regulations and qualifications vary from state to state.

The Bergerons

As of June 18, Jack Bergeron is in custody. There will be a plea hearing, an opportunity for a prosecutor and a defense attorney to come to an agreement that would allow the defendant to avoid a trail, on June 28.

The Source Weekly reached out to Jack’s wife, Jean Bergeron, who was not named in any of the charges. She declined to comment at this time.

A fundraiser on GoFundMe, “Join Hands to Uplift Jean,” was created on June 11 by a friend of Jean Bergeron’s to support her during this time.

“Due to circumstances out of her control, Jean has found herself in a situation where she has lost more than we can imagine. Her reality has been turned upside down, and she is struggling to get back on her feet. We want to show her the same love and kindness that she has always shown to others,” reads the fundraising page.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office requests that if parents of children who attend the child care facility have questions or concerns to contact Deschutes County Dispatch Non-Emergency to be placed in contact with the

ICAC unit.
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Singer/songwriter Jordan Davis brings his unique blend of country pop to Hayden Homes Amphitheater with warm guitar chords and heartfelt lyrics. Known for his top hits, “Buy Dirt” and “Next Thing You Know,” Davis will perform in Bend on his “Damn Good Time World Tour.” Thu., June 20, at 7pm. 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr., Bend. $40.50-$60.50.

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The 4 Peaks Music Festival is Bend’s oldest and only multi-day music and family camping festival. This summer, it brings world-class music, emerging musicians, local craft vendors, food and beverage vendors, and a large “Kidlandia” area to the Stevenson Ranch. Thu., June 20-23, 9am-2am. 21085 Knott Rd., Bend. $40.99-$999.

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Enjoy a beautiful summer evening at Bend Cider Co. with the blues, alternative, and folk sounds of Mari & The Dream. Savor delicious ciders, cold beers and light appetizers, or bring your own food to create the ultimate picnic and live music experience. Fri., June 21, 6-8pm at Bend Cider Co. 64649 Wharton Ave., Tumalo. Free.




Celebrate the diversity of wildflowers in Oregon and the pollinators that love them at the Wildflower Show and Pollinator Festival. The event features a display showcasing hundreds of native wildflower guided walks in the botanic garden, educational talks and local art, photography and flower-inspired vendors. Sat., June 22, 9am-3pm at Sunriver Nature Center. 57245 River Rd., Sunriver. $12/adult, $10/child.




Join Emily and Autumn for a thoughtfully designed workshop where moms and children can explore nature together in a comfortable, loving environment. The workshop includes a group hike and craft session. Moms will also have solo time to practice yoga while kids do nature activities. Sat., June 22, 8:30-11:30am at Smith Rock State Park – Welcome Center. 10087 NE Crooked River Dr., Terrebonne. $65.




Welcome the Summer Solstice and connect with nature through a guided forest bathing session hosted by Rooted Presence. The session begins with a guided mediation that deepens each of the senses, followed by a series of invitations designed to foster deeper relaxation with yourself and the earth. Sat., June 22, 10am-12pm at Shevlin Park. 18920 Shevlin Rd., Bend. $35.




It’s that time of year again! Crux Fermentation Project is hosting its 12th annual Cruxapalooza. Spend the day on the lawn celebrating with craft beer, music and community. Enjoy music performances by Jeff Bach, Soul’d Out and Rob Gregerson. Sat., June 22, 11am10pm at Crux Fermentation Project. 50 SW Division St., Bend. Free.




The Bend Moonlight Market returns for its premier night! Browse through a freshly curated assortment of vendors offering unique finds, flash tattoos, delicious food and a variety of beverages. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere with music sets from talented DJs spinning tunes throughout the event. Don’t miss this lively community gathering under the moonlight. Sat., June 22, 3-11pm at Open Space Event Studios. 220 NE Lafayette Ave., Bend. Free.

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Embark on a serene journey with Wanderlust Tours to the glass-like waters of Clear Lake for a Kayak Tour. Paddle through stunning Cascade scenery on pristine waters and immerse yourself in nature. Led by knowledgeable guides, you’ll also discover the fascinating basaltic lava flows and geological history of Clear Lake. Sun., June 23, 7:30am-12:30pm at Wanderlust Tours. 61535 S. HWY 97., Bend. $120.

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S SOUND Big Ponderoo: Sisters’ Low-Key Music Festival

From local bluegrass four-piece Rock Ridge to the legendary country rockers Silverada (formerly Mike and the Moonpies), take the weekend trip for a small-town fest full of big energy

It’s here, returning for round two: Big Ponderoo! From the folks who’ve brought Central Oregon the Sisters Folk Festival for more than a quarter of a century comes an early summer offering of bluegrass, folk, Americana and hardcharging country rock over the weekend of June 29 and 30 at Sisters’ centrally located Village Green Park, an open-air locale with ample shade under the fest’s namesake ponderosa pines.

It actually kicks off on Friday evening, June 28 with an art walk and free live music from local artists at 13 participating businesses in Sisters. Plus, prep for the weekend with folk-rock energy from festival bands The East Pointers and The Sam Chase & The Untraditional performing on the Ponderoo stage from 6:30 to 8:30pm—no ticket required.

On Saturday and Sunday, organizers aim to create a laid-back, family-friendly vibe where you can bring your own snacks, blanket and low-back chair, buy a beer without waiting in egregious lines and find affordable tickets (kids 5 and under are free and ages 6 to 17 can get discounted youth passes). Bring your own water bottle to stay hydrated, as adult tickets come with a reusable Silipint cup for whetting your whistle all weekend long.

Featuring a mix of regional talent and familiar touring acts appearing on the fest’s two stages, Saturday’s highlights include the banjo- and mandolin-driven Americana of The Brothers Comatose and the horn-filled, funky blues of the Austin big band Shinyribs. Sunday offers The Wood Brothers’ Oliver Wood Trio and the engrossing, soul-filled classic country of newcomer

education,” says Communications Manager Erin Pihl. “With every ticket sold, money is going back into our Central Oregon community,” money that funds camps and classes for youth and adults.

Big Ponderoo would be remiss if it didn’t feature bluegrass from Sisters in the vocal-based, melodic four-piece Rock Ridge. Playing both days, the “relative newcomers” to town feel they “have

“With every ticket sold, money is going back into our Central Oregon community," money that funds camps and classes for youth and adults.

second record, “The Flood,” last year, Rock Ridge writes original material with a traditional sound full of strong vocals and harmonies.

Silverada, Sunday’s headliner, may be more familiar to fans as the blue-collar country, Texas honky-tonk rockers Mike and the Moonpies. After 16 years as a band, it was time for a name change. Don’t fret; Silverada (consistently christened one of the best live bands in country music by Rolling Stone, NPR, etc.) is still known for tunes about gambling and drinking Tennessee whiskey or cold longnecks. Or vignettes of eating a steak and watching a ballgame with your old man — or buying a house and raising a family. Frontman Mike Harmeier sings about lived experiences, ones that resonate with everyday people.

Bella White. Several local acts play twice over the weekend, including husbandand-wife combos Skybound Blue from McMinnville and Portland’s The Parnells, fronted by married couple Corey and Whitney Parnell. Singer-songwriter JoAnna Lee, who has Bend roots, will play both Saturday and Sunday, as will Portland bluegrass group Fog Holler.

SFF Presents, the nonprofit behind the fest, is keen to highlight “our mission to enrich lives through art and music

found our ‘home’ in the music community of Central Oregon,” bassist Suzanne Adkins tells. The quartet’s a family affair made up of guitarist Josie Grant plus the father-and-son duo of multi-instrumentalists Dale and Josh Adkins, “which explains the strong chemistry and bond with both their playing and singing.” Plus, “Suzanne and Dale are married,” Adkins explains. “We like to tease Josie and tell her our band name should be Josie and The Adkins.” Releasing its

—Check out the online version of this story at for a Q&A with Mike Harmeier of Silverada.

Big Ponderoo Sat., June 29 and Sun., June 30

Village Green Park

305 S Fir St., Sisters $95 to $195; all ages

Consistently dubbed one of the best live bands in country music by the likes of Rolling Stone and NPR, Silverada (formerly Mike and the Moonpies) will bring relentless honky-tonk swagger to close out Big Ponderoo on Sunday, June 30. Photo by Ismael Quintanilla III
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S SOUND American Bollywood

Epic pop-rockers Young the Giant play with singer Sameer

Gadhia’s Indian heritage

in the band’s latest album, on display at Hayden Homes Amphitheater June 24

As Young the Giant continue to play shows this year — including one alongside Cage the Elephant at Hayden Homes Amphitheater June 24 — fans are seeing a band that has made their most ambitious and complex work to date in the album, “American Bollywood.”

Written primarily by singer Sameer Gadhia, whose parents moved from India to the United States in 1984 shortly before he was born, “American Bollywood” tells a multi-layered, multi-generational story of the journey to reconcile the very different cultures of an immigrant’s Indian heritage and his new home in America and reach a place where he feels he belongs and is centered within his own unique background and experiences.

As the band’s bio for “American Bollywood” describes it, the album is divided into four acts. The first represents Gadhia’s “grandparents in the old world (“Origins”), his parents finding themselves strangers in a new world (“Exile”), his fight to maintain his culture while also trying to fit in (“Battle”) and finally, reconciliation and transcendence for future generations (“Denouement”).”

Gadhia said the idea behind the “American Bollywood” story had been percolating in his thoughts for some time, but it was during the pandemic – when Young the Giant couldn’t tour and there was time to think and create – that both a musical and lyrical structure for the album came into focus.

“I think in part, it was a story I had been always around, and I just didn’t really know how to best tell it sonically and live in it,” Gadhia explained in a recent phone interview. “I think it was the self-titled song, ‘American Bollywood,’ that really opened the floodgates for me. I was trying to find a way to meld things sonically that didn’t feel overly fusion or anything and

felt contemporary on either side of the coin of Eastern traditional and Western pop music. And I’d been wanting to tell the story of how I got here.”

“American Bollywood” stands as an impressive achievement for a band that started out with seemingly modest intentions. Originally formed in 2004 under the band name The Jakes (which was spelled from the first-name initials of the five original band members) while the band members were still in high school, their first music and image was light-hearted and even jokey at times.

The Jakes evolved into Young the Giant in 2009 after a shift in the lineup rendered the Jakes name inapplicable. The revamped lineup of Gadhia, guitarists Eric Cannata and Jacob Tilley, drummer Francois Comtois and bassist Payam Doostzadeh got signed by Roadrunner Records that year and in 2010 emerged with the “Young the Giant” album and an expansive guitar pop/rock sound.

By the time the debut album finished its run, it had established Young the Giant as a band to watch and yielded a pair of top-five alternative rock hits in “My Body” and “Cough Syrup.” The band members then began to broaden their sound on the 2014 album, “Mind Over Matter,” working synthesizers and other new textures into their guitar-centered sound. The sophomore outing included a top-five alt-rock single, “It’s About Time,” while the title track peaked at No. 15.

The band’s next two albums each produced an additional top 10 alt-rock single – “Something to Believe In” from 2016’s “Home of the Strange” and “Superposition” from 2018’s “Mirror Master” – while adding new dimensions to Young The Giant’s sound and broaching a few of the immigrant themes that are now explored with depth and grace on “American Bollywood.”

The new album not only represents a lyrical triumph, it takes Young the Giant’s music to a new level as well. Especially over the first half of “American Bollywood,” the band members find ways to cohesively weave Eastern instrumental sounds into several of the songs. (Gadhia’s father even plays tablas on the album.) This blend is especially effective on songs like the hooky rocker “Wake Up,” which takes on a mystical musical quality with its droning tones, and “Insomnia,” whose dreamy effect is enhanced by the blended instrumentation. The Indian elements, though, don’t diminish the band’s established sound. “American Bollywood” is still an album of accessible, frequently epic pop-rock.

Young the Giant figure to continue to feature songs from “American Bollywood” in the band’s shows this year. Gadhia said he thinks the new and older songs work well together in the concerts.

“It’s a fine balance of stuff for ourselves and stuff for the fans at the shows,” he said. “I think in a lot of ways, ‘American Bollywood,’ the way it was structured, is kind of a culmination of our full discography. There’s a way songs from each record fit into the narrative of this four-act structure.”

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On tour this summer, Young the Giant will feature songs from "American Bollywood," blended with the band's older songs. Photo by Natasha Wilson

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19 Wednesday

The Cellar-A Porter Brewing Company

Wednesday Jam Sessions Drink some fine cask or imported beers and try some amazing British pies while listening to some local musicians jam out. 6:30-8:30pm. Free.

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

Crosscut Warming Hut No 5 Alex Winters Relax with a pint and enjoy great local music every Wednesday from 6-8pm. 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.

General Duffy’s Waterhole Wednesday Night Open Mic Join Central Oregon School of Modern Music and General Duffy’s for the Wednesday night Open Mic! Play 3 songs. Groups of up to 3. Sign-up begins at 5:30. Food trucks, 25+ taps, drink specials! 6-9pm. Free.

Hayden Homes Amphitheater Vampire Weekend - "Only God Was Above Us" Tour 6pm. $59.50.

JC’s Bar & Grill TRIVIA + Wing Wednesday!

$.75 cent wing special all day and trivia kicking off at 7:30pm. Don’t forget the infamous “physical” challenge as one of the categories (think musical chairs, limbo, paper airplane throwing etc)! Get a free appetizer by winning that round and happy hour pricing all week for the winning team. 7:30-9:30pm. Free.

Juniper Preserve Music on the Patio at Juniper Preserve Join Juniper Reserve for “Music on the Patio,” a summer series of live music performances happening every Wednesday evening on the patio by Grill on the Green at Juniper Preserve. 6-8pm. 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 Mellow Wednesday Acoustic Open Mic and Jam hosted by Derek Michael Marc Sign-up sheet is available at 6:30pm. 7-9pm. Free.

Oblivion Pour House Last Call Trivia Wednesday Last Call Trivia Wednesdays, bring your smartest friends and win free food and drink. 6:30-8:30pm.

Prost! Bend Trivia Prost! UKB Trivia is now at Prost! Bend on Wednesdays at 7pm! Genuine UKB Trivia is no average trivia night! Meet up with friends, win gift card prizes for top teams! Enjoy Prost’s authentic beer and food menu. Trivia is free to play, with no buy-ins! 7-9pm. Free. The Vault Taphouse at Kobold Brewing Trivia Night Trivia Night at The Vault! Come test your knowledge and drink top notch local beer! 6:30-8pm. Free.

20 Thursday

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 Thursday at Bridge 99 Brewery Trivia Thursdays at 6:30pm at Bridge 99 Brewery with Useless Knowledge Bowl. It’s no ordinary trivia night, Team up to win house gift cards! Great brews, cocktails, and more. In-house menu and food truck options available! It’s free to play. Indoor and outdoor seating available. 63063 Layton Ave, Bend. 6:30-8:30pm. Free.

The Yard at Bunk + Brew Young Guns

Leading off this historic moment is the power-packed, finger pickin' persuasion of Brooke and Jen Stanley. They will perform in the round swapping after every song with Brian and Emma Longbotham who will provide a softer version of persuasion sprinkled over Brian’s diverse range of musical genre. Minors welcome, 7pm. Free.

Dump City Dumplings Local Live music night Local live music showcase at Dump City every Thursday. $1 off beverages and dumplings. 6/20 Kat Lord & friends 6/27 Emma Anderson 7/4 TBA 7/11 Paul eddy 7/18 Connor Bennett 7/25

Kerry Sheehan 5:30pm. Free.

Elements Public House Trivia Night at Elements Public House with QuizHead Games Come be all you can be with Trivia Night every Thursday from 6-8pm! Featuring Trivia is every Thursday night! Located at the north end of Redmond. Full bar and great food! 6-8pm. Free.

Hayden Homes Amphitheater

Jordan Davis: Damn Good Time World Tour With warm guitar chords and personal lyrics, singer-songwriter Jordan Davis plays his own distinct brand of country. 6pm. $40.50-$60.50.

Northside Bar & Grill Eric Leadbetter Local guitarist/vocalist performing alternative and classic rock covers as well as originals. 8-10pm. Free.

Pangaea Guild Hall Intro to D&D Workshop Calling all adventurers! Have you wanted to play Dungeons and Dragons but have no idea where to start? Pangaea Guild Hall presents an “Intro to D&D” workshop series hosted by yours truly, Guildmaster Chris! Learn to build and play your own D&D character. Call or email to reserve your spot! 6-9pm. $10.

River’s Place Double Jump Indie-pop band with hints of Motown. Cover songs from all eras, tasteful originals, and a cowbell! Come jam at River’s Place! 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 Lot Paul Eddy Local singer/songwriter Paul Eddy sings hits through the decades, plus originals. 6-8pm. Free.

21 Friday

Bend Cider Co. Mari & The Dream

Come on out on this beautiful summer evening and listen to the blues/alternative/folk sounds of Mari and The Dream! Enjoy delicious ciders, cold beers, and light appetizers. Outside food welcome. Family and dog friendly. 6-8pm. Free.

Bend Poker Room Friday Night Poker Tournament Come on in for the Friday night poker tournament! $80 entry with unlimited rebuys for the first hour and an optional add-on for $40 at the first break. Patrons pay a $10 entrance fee. No money bet in any game is collected by the Bend Poker Room. 6-11pm. $80.


Formed in 2002, the Austin, Texas-based band, Micky and the Motorcars consist of five band members: brothers Micky (acoustic guitar, lead vocals) and Gary Braun (lead harmony vocals,


(bass), Pablo

(lead guitar, pedal steel) and Bobby Paugh (drums, percussion). Known for its Americana music and Texas country-rock roots, the band will perform on Fri., June 21, 8pm-Midnight at Midtown

Cheba Hut Sun Sets Comedy Open Mic Sun Sets is a free comedy open mic every Friday. Sign-up 7:30. Starts 8pm. The fun begins June 7. Enjoy the nice summer weather and the fresh heat from these local legends. It’s a toasty good time. Hosted by Katy Ipock. 7:30-10pm. Free.

General Duffy’s Annex Friday Night Jazz With The Positive Side Trio Looking For a classy night out accompanied by some of the best jazz music in town? The Positive Side Trio presents a residency with General Duffy’s brand new Annex Kitchen and Cocktails. Serving top of the line dishes & cocktails accompanied by soothing sounds of jazz standards. Every Friday night! 6-8pm. Free.

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.

Immersion Brewing THE DUCC Comedy Showcase presented by BUCC Every 3rd Friday of the month THE DUCC will land in the Backroom of Immersion Brewing at the Box factory in Bend. Come experience a comedy showcase featuring mainly local talent, occaisional special guests, plenty of surprises and audience interaction! Hosted by Eric Oren. Third Friday of every month, 7-9pm. $20-25.

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.

M&J Tavern Problem Stick w/ Wayne Newcome and Sweet Demon This show is going to rock so hard! Don’t bother wearing socks! Bass, lyrics and sound turned up to eleven. 9pm. Free.

Midtown Ballroom Micky and the Motorcars Midtown Events brings you Micky and the Motorcars Friday, June 21 at Midtown Ballroom in Bend! Doors 7pm, show 8pm. This is an all ages show. 8pm-Midnight. $22.

Powell Butte Community Center Public Dance Music provided by Chris Ossig. Food and Saloon Bar available for Purchase. $10 per adult person. Children 14 and above welcome. Dance lesson at 6pm. 7-10pm. $10 per adult.

Silver Moon Brewing So You Think You Got Jokes - Comedy Competition Beertown Comedy as assembled Central Oregon’s Comedy Avengers! Join Silver Moon for “So You Think You Got Jokes?”— an interactive comedy competition with two rounds of humor. You’re the judge! Don’t miss this standout event. 8-9:30pm. $15.

Tumalo Feed Co. Steak House Victor Johnson Victor Johnson live on stage! Come enjoy the great weather, exceptional music and a delicious dinner on the patio at Tumalo Feed Company Steakhouse! 6-8pm. Free.

Volcanic Theatre Pub Not.Greenday A live Green Day experience by fans for fans. Performing “dookie” in its entirety along with hits and deep cuts from every era of Green Day’s iconic catalog that spans over four decades, Not.Greenday delivers a high energy set! 8-11:59pm. $18.

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Austin Mercantile Saturday Afternoon Live Music Austin Mercantile is now adding live music on Saturdays! Serving wine, beer, lite happy hour menu, gifts and home decor. Hope to see you soon! 4:30-6:30pm. Free.

Bend Cider Co. Summer Solstice Ceilidh Come out for the High Desert Celtic Society’s Summer Solstice Ceilidh! Featuring live music by Mark Barringer and Jana Novotny, and the High Desert Scottish Country Dancers. Enjoy delicious ciders, Guinness, and light appetizers. Outside food welcome. Family and dog friendly. 5-8pm. Free.

Craft Kitchen and Brewery Out at Night: Bend II “Out At Night” returns to Craft Kitchen & Brewery in Bend for a very special Pride Month LGBTQIA+ Comedy Showcase! Diana Ramsey is bringing another great lineup of LGBTQIA+ comics to Bend on Saturday, June 22 and this show has a very special headliner you won’t want to miss, Mx. Dahlia Belle! Tickets are $15 presale and $20 at the door, but we highly recommend securing your tickets ASAP as this show is expected to sell out quickly. Come join us at the wonderful Craft Kitchen and Brewery for “Diana Ramsey Presents: Out At Night Bend II” 8-9:30pm. $15.

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The Mountain Grass Unit consists of three Birmingham pickers - Drury Anderson (mandolin, vocals), Luke Black (acoustic guitar, banjo), and Sam Wilson (upright bass.) The band plays music from bluegrass tunes, jazz, funk, rock and even metal. Sat., June 22, 8-11:59pm at Volcanic Theatre Pub.

Hayden Homes Amphitheater Matt Rife: ProbleMATTic World Tour Comedy camisado, Matt Rife, comes to town bringing the laughs. No topic off limits, catch the game-changing comedian now. 7:30pm. $39.50-$99.50.

New Basin Distilling Company Chasin’ Bandits @ New Basin Distilling Catch Chasin’ Bandits at The Bar at New Basin Distilling in Madras. Grab some tasty eats from the food carts and try a flight of New Basin’s locally made liquor. Chasin’ Bandits will play good time honky tonk, rock and country hits! 6-9pm. Free.

Northside Bar & Grill Sweet Motor Southern rock and blues 8-11pm. Free.

On Tap Blake and the Music Live at On Tap Inventive solo guitar music inspired by an eclectic mix of musical genres. Blake weaves together intricate layers of sound to create instrumental songs that tell a story. 6-8pm. Free.

Open Space Event Studios Bend Moonlight Market Open Space Event Studios is rolling the doors up to let in fresh air and adding extra vendors outside for the Bend Moonlight Market! Join from 3-11 pm—you know the drill. 3pm. Free.

River’s Place Saturday Jazz Sessions Paula Byrne Trio featuring Paula Byrne, vocals/Don McFarlane, piano/Dave Captein for Saturday Jazz Sessions at Rivers Place. 6-8pm. Free.

Silver Moon Brewing The Cult of Tuck presents: Gays of Future Past Your favorite local cult is celebrating pride month with drag show honoring queer icons of the past and the present. Join the talented drag kings, queens, and things in worshiping at the altar of LGBTQ+ excellence. We’re queer, and we’ve always been here. 8-11pm. $25 online, $30 at the door.

Volcanic Theatre Pub Mountain Grass Unit The Mountain Grass Unit has played music festivals, private functions and multiple music venues, playing bluegrass tunes and adding a bluegrass touch to country, jazz, funk, rock and even metal. 8-11:59pm. $15.

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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.

Bellatazza HDCM Pop-Up Concerts: MATEO GARZA High Desert Chamber Music presents the fourth season of Pop-Up Concerts this summer! Spotlight Chamber Players alumni violinist Mateo Garza is back in Bend after his first year pursuing his Master’s degree at the San Francisco Conservatory. This short, twenty-minute performance is free to attend and open to all! 3-3:20pm. Free.

Boneyard Pub Greg Bryce/Blackflowers

Greg Bryce of Blackflowers Blacksun and Patrick Bedard of The Jess Ryan Band and Larkspur Stand. Playing delta-style slide guitar with snare at Boneyard Pub. 5-8pm. Free.

Boss Rambler Beer Club Boozy Brunch Trivia Boozy Brunch Trivia every Sunday with Head Games Trivia! This interactive trivia features: The Beer Round, The Movie Round, The First Line Movie Challenge, The Lightning Round, The Bonus Sing-Along, The Bonus Dance-Off, The Hella Wicked-Smaht Round, and more! Grab your friends for boozy brunch, coffee and Bend Breakfast Burrito! 10am. Free.

The Commons Cafe & Taproom Trivia Night Sunday Funday Trivia with Sean. Gather your team, or roll solo and find a spot early in the cafe, knowledge tests begin at 6pm. Prizes for 1st and 2nd place. Free. 6-8pm. Free.

General Duffy’s Waterhole Summer Kickin’ Concerts Presents: Muscadine Bloodline

General Duffy’s Waterhole announces proudly independent, southern country duo Muscadine Bloodline back again Jun. 23 at the Subaru of Bend 2024 Summer Kickin’ Concert Series presented by Central Oregon Daily News in Downtown Redmond. Tickets on sale now! . $35-$120.

Juniper Preserve Free Your Voice. Cave Choir & Sound Bath In a special cave choir, lead by Deena Kamm, we will practice movement and vocalizations to find our voice and release any insecurities to the void of the cave. Open your hearts bringing awareness to the energy in your voice and body and then relax deeply for a sound bath. 10am. $55.

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 Grits N’ Gravy A folksy take on traditional country music featuring Lilli Worona, Mike Biggers and Kurt Silva. Enjoy great vocals, guitar and fiddle! 5-7pm. Free.

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.

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Bevel Craft Brewing The Office Trivia Step into the hilarity of “The Office” with this trivia night extravaganza! Free to play, assemble your team of up to six. Win Bevel gift cards while immersing in the world of Dunder Mifflin. Don’t miss the chance to dress in themed attire and unleash your inner Michael Scott! 6-8pm. Free.

Bridge 99 Brewery Trivia Mondays at Bridge 99 Trivia Mondays at 6:30pm at Bridge 99 Brewery with Useless Knowledge Bowl. It’s no ordinary trivia night, Team up to win house gift cards! Great brews, cocktails, and more. In-house menu and food truck options available! It’s free to play. Indoor and outdoor seating available. 63063 Layton Ave, Bend. 6:30-8:30pm. The Yard at Bunk + Brew Open Mic Monday Sign Up at 5:30pm. Time: 6- 8pm. 3 song maximum/or 15-minute spots. Singles/duos/ trios (no bands) (Cajun OK). Food and beverage carts on-site. Originals or covers. Minors welcome. 6-8pm. Free.

Elements Public House Open Mic with DMM Music Come jam with some great local musicians and enjoy an evening of music, great food and full bar. Musician sign-up at 6pm. Sound and PA provided by DMM Music LLC Located at the North end of Redmond. An award-winning full bar and great food! 6:30-8:30pm. Free.

Elixir Wine Locals Music Night and Open Mic Bend’s friendliest open-mic! All genres welcome. Oregon and international wine, beer and tapas menu available all evening. 6-9pm. Free.

Hayden Homes Amphitheater Cage The Elephant: Neon Pill Tour Alternative indie-band Cage the Elephant performs on Jun., 24. 5:30pm. $79.50.

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

On Tap Live Music with Rich Swanger at On Tap Amazing food trucks, 36 taps, and free live music from Rich Swanger. Happy hour all day long on Mondays! 6-8pm. 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.

SKIP Bar at The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse Monday Big Lawn Series The Suttle Lodge is a perfect stop for touring bands and musicians. Allowing The Suttle Lodge to showcase some incredible artists from near and far. Catch a variety of tunes on the big lawn every Monday from 6-8pm. Free.

The Bend Wine Bar & Winery Tasting Room Bottles and Boards - Game Night Grab your favorite board game or borrow one! Every Monday is Game Night! Pair a bottle of wine with a selection of charcuterie boards and get $5 off Whites or $10 off Reds. Fun times and great wines! Cheers! 2-9pm. 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.

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Bangers & Brews Redmond UKB Trivia Tuesdays UKB Trivia Tuesdays 6:30pm start time at Bangers and Brews in Redmond! Join this week for this unique “Live Trivia Game Show.” Meet up to compete for prizes! UKB Trivia is free to play, with no buy-ins. Great menu and beers! 6:30-8:30pm. Free.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend Bend Ecstatic Dance An all-out, full-on, spectacular music and free-form movement journey happens every Tuesday on one of the biggest dance floors in Bend. A no-booze and no-shoes venue. No experience required, no dance instructions given. Just really excellent music curation and a big, clean floor to explore your unique movement across. 7:45-10pm. $15-$25 sliding scale.

The Cellar-A Porter Brewing Company Shine Your Light (Open Mic) Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at The Cellar. Sign-ups at 5:30pm. Hosted By: Mari. What better way to spend a Tuesday evening than to check out Bend’s local artist working on their passion or be one of those artist. All artists welcome! 6pm. Free.

The Commons Cafe & Taproom Storytellers Open Mic StoryTellers open mic nights are full of music, laughs and community. Mason James is the host. 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. If you wish to perform sign-ups start at 5pm in the cafe. 6pm. Free.

Crosscut Warming Hut No 5 Head Games Trivia Night Live multi-media trivia every other Tuesday at Crosscut Warming Hut No. 5, Bend. Free to play, win prizes, teams up to 6. Please arrive early for best seats. Every other Tuesday, 6:30-8:30pm. Free.

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

River’s Place Think Wild Bingo! Join Think Wild and River’s Place for bingo nights! Win cash prizes and support our organization and mission to inspire the high desert community to care for and protect native wildlife through education, conservation, rescue, and rehabilitation! Please bring cash for bingo cards! 6pm. Free.

Sisters Library Barringer and Baker - Vocal and Instrumental Duo Listen to a live performance with Mark Barringer (guitar/vocals) and Bob Baker (violin). You’ll hear the music of Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, The Decemberists, John Mellencamp, and Van Morrison, to name a few. 1-3pm. 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.


4 Peaks Music Festival The 2024 4 Peaks Music Festival is Bend’s oldest and only multi-day, music, family camping festival. Bringing world-class music, emerging musicians, as well as local craft, food and beverage vendors, and a large “KIDLANDIA” area to the Stevenson Ranch each summer. June 20-23, 9-2am. Stevenson Ranch, 21085 Knott Rd., Bend. Contact: 541350-6474. $250.

Ghost of Brian Craig A night with this Oregon singer/songwriter who is known for his unique and captivating acoustic sound using a looping pedal, harmonica, backing tracks, and skillful acoustic guitar playing to create intricate and dynamic soundscapes to enjoy during the sunset. June 25, 6-8pm. Greg’s Grill, 395 SW Powerhouse Dr., Bend. Contact: 541-382-2200. Free.

IN A LANDSCAPE: Classical Music in the Wild - Black Butte Ranch

IN A LANDSCAPE invites you to an immersive experience blending classical music with nature. Explore while listening through wireless headphones amid the stunning backdrop of the Great Meadow, a breathtaking vista which expands and rises to the majestic Three Sisters Mountains. Explore the full 2024 series at June 18, 6-7:30pm and June 19, 6-7:30pm. Black Butte Ranch, 13899 Bishops Cap, Sisters. $40. IN A LANDSCAPE: Classical Music in the Wild - Drake Park Join IN A LANDSCAPE at Drake Park on the banks of the Deschutes River in Bend, sponsored by Visit Central Oregon and 1000 Friends of Oregon. The grand piano will be set southeast of the wooden bridge, under the majestic ponderosa pine. Explore the full 2024 series at June 20, 6-7:30pm. Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd., Bend. Contact: $40.

IN A LANDSCAPE: PLAYA at Summer Lake IN A LANDSCAPE guests explore the surrounding environment while listening to the music through wireless headphones. About this location: Experience Oregon’s Outback at PLAYA, a unique arts and science residency at the edge of the Great Basin. To view the full 2024 series, visit June 22, 6-7:30pm. PLAYA, 47531 Hwy 31, Summer Lake. Contact: 503-308-2921. $40.

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IN A LANDSCAPE: Tetherow Resort

IN A LANDSCAPE guests explore the surrounding environment while listening to the music through wireless headphones. Experience our concert at Bend’s Tetherow Resort, known for its award-winning golf course designed by David McLay-Kidd. Explore the full 2024 series at June 25, 6:30-8pm. Tetherow, 61240 Skyline Ranch Rd., Bend. Contact: 503308-2921. $60.

Songs and Sonnets with Larry Beckett Larry Beckett’s songs, sonnets, and madrigals center on marriage in our time; these poems trace love day-to-day, with music and intensity. The performance will be followed by a Q&A. June 22, 1-2pm. Downtown Bend Public Library - Brooks Room, 601 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541-312-1063. Free.


Bend Dance Project Adult Community Drop-in Class Join nonprofit Bend Dance Project for an adult intermediate level drop-in dance class. Styles include classic jazz, street jazz, modern and lyrical. Teachers and styles rotate monthly. Supportive and welcoming atmosphere! Suggested donation $10. Fridays, 12:15-1:45pm. Acadamie De Ballet Classique, 1900 NE 3rd St #104, Bend. Contact: 541728-1063. $10.

Stomp into Summer Line Dance Lesson at Over the Edge Stomp into summer with an outdoor beginner line dance lesson at Over the Edge Taphouse in Crooked River Ranch. Join the instructors of Swing ‘N’ Line, in the spacious outdoor area. We will guide you through popular line dances and then DJ an hour of open dance floor! June 21, 6:30-8:30pm. Over the Edge Taphouse, 13959 SW Commercial Loop, Crooked River Ranch. Contact: $5.


“Companion” Documentary Screening at High Desert Music Hall Screen the documentary highlighting the work of Companion Animal Medical Project. Food and beverages available for purchase. June 23, 4-5:30pm. High Desert Music Hall, 818 SW Forest Ave, Redmond. Contact: 541-312-1032. Free.


Crafts & Drafts Brewery Paint Party

- Mountain Painting Class Unleash your inner artist and join a fun-filled evening of Crafts and Drafts. Adult paint nights are the perfect way to unwind and explore your creative side, all while enjoying delicious craft beers and good company. No experience is necessary. June 20, 6-8pm. Craft Kitchen & Brewery, 62988 Layton Ave #103, Bend. Contact: 1-541-480-7491. $45.

Crochet Corner: Fancywork Yarn Shop

Gather with fellow crocheters for an afternoon of crafting, learning and inspiration! Founder and lead educator of the American Crochet Association, Salena Baca, hosts this 2-hour hook session held at Fancywork Yarn Shop. All skill levels are welcome in this weekly drop-in event. Thursdays, 1-3pm. Fancywork Yarn Shop, 200 NE Greenwood Avenue, Bend. Contact: 541-3238686. Free.

Glass Cutting Workshop In this class you will learn to cut glass for either fused or stained glass. By the end of the evening, you will be cutting straight lines, curved lines, circles and cutting curved pieces that fit together. A perfect glass cut has a certain amount of satisfaction. All materials included. June 25, 5-7pm. DIY Cave, 444 SE Ninth St. Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541388-2283. $99.

Intro to MIG Welding (ages 13+) 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! All materials and tools included. June 19, 6-8pm. DIY Cave, 444 SE Ninth St. Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 5413882283. classes@diycave. com. $139.

Intro to Wood Carving using the X-Carve CNC Learn to make eye-catching 3D carving art! The X-Carve at DIYcave boasts incredible precision, matched with ease of use, that will allow you to create fantastic projects with little experience and learning curve. It opens new avenues for artwork to be displayed on woods, acrylics and many other engravable materials. June 19, 6-8pm. DIY Cave, 444 SE Ninth St. Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-388-2283. classes@ $119.

Intro to Wood Lathe Turning Learn the basics of the wood lathe, one of the most popular tools in the wood shop. Use it to create beautiful table legs, candlesticks, salt and pepper shakers, pens, wine bottle stoppers, bottle openers, and much more. This class will give you the confidence to work on personal projects. June 25, 6-8:30pm. DIY Cave, 444 SE Ninth St. Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-388-2283. $149.

Soldering: Sterling Silver Post/Stud Earrings If you’ve had some experience soldering or taken our Intro to Soldering class, you’ll love this more advanced workshop. Learn how to use a jeweler’s saw, cut, saw, and file silver sheet, texture, and oxidize metal, fabricate and solder your own handmade earring posts, and polish two pairs of earrings. June 23, 10am-Noon. DIY Cave, 444 SE Ninth St. Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 5413882283. $129.

Stained Glass Flower Bouquets Come make a bouquet of stained-glass flowers! This workshop will teach you the four step process of copper foiled stained glass to create a small arrangement of flowers such as poppies, roses and tulips. You will create and take home a stunning glass flower arrangement to cherish forever! Fri, June 21, 6-9pm and Sun, June 23, 1-4pm. DIY Cave, 444 SE Ninth St. Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 5413882283. $239.

Summer Solstice Makers Market Come join 12 local artists selling their craft! DJ spinning some fun toons on the longest day of the year. Food and beverages offered inside The Grove Market Hall. June 20, 4-8pm. The Grove, 921 NW Mt. Washington Drive, Bend. Contact: Free.

Textured Hoop Earrings In this fun 2-hour workshop, students will learn to create the perfect textured hoop earrings. Learn to shape a copper or brass hoop, add texture using hammers and stamps, and finish them up by creating sterling silver ear wires. Previous jewelry making experience is helpful but not essential. Ages 14+ June 24, 6-8pm. DIY Cave, 444 SE Ninth St. Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-388-2283. classes@ $119.


ARRL Radio Field Day Field day is a family friendly event all about radio communication. You will have a chance to contact radio operators around the country! Learn moorse code, see how radio stations are set up in a park (parks on the air). June 22, 8:30am-5pm. Creekside Park, Hwy 20 and E Jefferson St., Sisters. Contact: 541-7715330. Free.

Cowboy Poetry and Song- Open Mic This is an Open Mic format inviting anyone and everyone to perform or listen. The Crooked River Talent Roundup invites performers to bring your poems and songs to a live audience anxious to hear your story or your song. With support of the Bowman Museum we are staging sign-ups for performers. June 22, 12:30-3pm. A.R. Bowman MuseumCommunity Room, 246 N. Main St., Prineville. Contact: 541-447-3715. Free.

Master Artist David Kreitzer Open Gallery and Studio Join Contemporary Realist Painter David Kreitzer, celebrating his 58th Year as a professional artist, in an open studio & gallery exhibit of new oils and watercolors of Central Oregon Landscape splendor, California “Nishigoi” koi images, Ring Fantasy, Florals, & Figures. Kreitzer began his career at Maxwell Galleries in San Francisco. Fridays-Sundays, 1-6pm. David Kreitzer Fine Art Gallery and Studio, 20214 Archie Briggs Rd, Bend. Contact: 805-234-2048. Free.

Monthly Artist Showcase: “Existing in Nature” - Fine pottery by Kara Frampton of KF Stoneware An Artist Showcase at Makin’ It Local at 281 W Cascade Avenue in Downtown Sisters, featuring the work of Kara Frampton of KF Stoneware starts May 24,and continues through June 26, 10am, Wed, June 19, 10am, Thu, June 20, 10am, Fri, June 21, 10am, Sat, June 22, 10am, Sun, June 23, 10am, Mon, June 24, 10am and Tue, June 25, 10am. Makin’ It Local, 281 W Cascade Avenue, Sisters. Contact: 541-904-4722.

Preserving Our Place: The Interplay of Culture, Climate and Migration PMRCAA is hosting a lecture, short- film screening and exhibition featuring Indigenous artists Chantel Comardelle and Dennis Davis. They will be discussing how their respective communities have dealt with displacement due to climate change. This event is free, registration is required to attend due to limited space. June 20, 6-7:30pm. Pine Meadow Center for Arts and Agriculture, 68467 Three Creeks Rd, Sisters. Contact: 541904-0700. inquiries@roundhousefoundation. org. Free.


Now You’re Talking One-Acts 2024 Silent Echo Theater Company will present an evening of eight one-acts featuring actors, directors and playwrights from Central Oregon. Tickets are $22 for seniors (62+) and students, $25 general admission. Thu, June 20, 7:30-9:45pm, Fri, June 21, 7:30-9:45pm, Sat, June 22, 2-4:15 and 7:30-9:45pm and Sun, June 23, 2-4:15pm. Sisters Middle School, 15200 McKenzie Rd., Sisters. Contact: 310-710-2874. $22-$25.

OPA Presents “Tarzan” June 15 & 2022 Ovation Performing Arts swings into spring with the adventure-filled production of “Tarzan,” the stage musical based on the 1999 Disney animated tale with Phil Collins’ thrilling music. June 15, 20-22, Ridgeview High in Remond. Tickets $14 or $48 for a family four-pack. www. Thu, June 20, 6:30-8:45pm, Fri, June 21, 3-5:15 and 6:30-8:45pm and Sat, June 22, 5-7:30pm. Ridgeview High School, 4555 SW Elkhorn Ave., Redmond. Contact: theatre@ $14.


“No Perfect Mothers” by Karen Spears Zacharias A new, historical fiction presentation by a local High Desert author. “No Perfect Mothers” explores characters, historical and imagined, who over the late 1800s to the 1920s were parties to the infamous Buck v. Bell U.S. Supreme Court case of 1927. June 25, 6-7pm. East Bend Public Library, 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend. Contact: 541-312-1063. Free.

Let's Meetup and Talk About Poetry A weekly poetry group. Check with the front desk to see what room we have reserved for the week. Come on in while we read poetry and share feedback on any works in progress: poetry, prose, and creative writing June 20, 5:30-7pm. Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541-639-8302. michael.linden@ Free.

Out of This World Book Club Join Out of This World Book Club for the discussion of The Adventures of Amina Al-Sirafi by Shannon Chakraborty. June 24, 6-7pm. Roundabout Books, 900 NW Mount Washington Dr., #110, Bend. Contact: 5413066564. Free.


“Cats on Mats” Meditation & Stretching Join Playful Paws Cafe for a “Cats on Mats” stretching and meditation class! One of our favorite yogis, Ulla Lundgren or Renee Hamilton, will lead the way as you attempt to achieve feline-like flexibility while surrounded by adorable, adoptable cats. Sun, June 23, 5-6pm. Playful Paws Cat Cafe, 1465 SW Knoll Ave, Bend. Contact: 541-728-3871. $30.

2nd Annual Summer Solstice Party at Nashelle Jewelry Kick off the summer at our biggest event starting at 4pm! The first 30 guests receive gift bags worth over $100. Enjoy wine from Willamette Valley Vineyard, Silk Hair Sparkles, W Aesthetics, a photo booth, free hot dogs, and more. Plus, all day enjoy free gift cards with purchases. June 20, 10am-8pm. Nashelle Jewelry, 137 NW Minnesota Ave, Bend. Contact: 541-280-3348. Free.

Summer Solstice Gathering & Labyrinth Walk Celebrate Summer Solstice with a labyrinth walk and short gathering! Casual, small-town event is celebratory and non-religious. Optional: wear white, bring flowers, drums, and a sun hat. Appropriate footwear and water bottle might be good. Everyone is welcome. No alcohol/drugs/disruptive stuff. Details at June 20, 7:45-9pm. Sisters Community Labyrinth, Highway 242 and W. Hood Avenue, Sisters. Contact: 503-997-0301. Free.

Southern Country Duo Muscadine Bloodline will perform at General Duffy’s Summer Kickin Concert Series. The duo delivers a soulful and potent form of country music, indelibly colored by their Alabama heritage. Sun., June 23, 5-11pm at General Duffy’s Waterhole. Courtesy Muscadine Bloodline Facebook



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. Bend Elks vs. Ridgefield Raptors Come watch The Bend Elks - a collegiate summer baseball team located in Bend. The Elks are founding members of the West Coast League and play their home games at Vince Genna Stadium. Fri, June 21, 6:35pm, Sat, June 22, 6:35pm and Sun, June 23, 6:35pm. Vince Genna Stadium, Fourth & Wilson Street, Bend. $12-$22.

Bird Walk Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Laurie Hildebrandt for a bird walk at one of Central Oregon’s birding hot spots--Camp Polk Meadow Preserve. Tune your ear and focus your binoculars as you stroll around Hindman Springs and into the meadow. June 23, 9-11:30am. Camp Polk Meadow Preserve, outside Sisters, Sisters. Contact: 541330-0017. Free.

Clear Lake Kayak Tour As the kayaks enter the glass-like waters of Clear Lake, Wanderlust Tours will revel in the crisp morning air. On the journey, we will explore and learn about the basaltic lava flows which damned this lake, inundating a forest whose ghostly skeletons remain frozen in time! June 23, 7:30am-12:30pm. Wanderlust Tours, 61535 S Hwy 97, Bend. Contact: 541-389-8359. $120.

ConnectW Monthly Dinner Meeting for June ConnectW is a women’s networking group that welcomes women in all fields and endeavors—from entrepreneurs and professionals to women simply wishing to explore, expand and enhance their lives and environments. Join for networking, socializing, and a light dinner with speaker Jordan Shouse “Boost Profits, Minimize Stress: Mastering Tax Basics” June 19, 5:30-8pm. Open Space Event Studios, 220 NE Lafayette Ave, Bend. Contact: 541-410-1894. info@connectw. org. $35 Members / $45 Non-Members. Cornering & Switchbacks with Grit Clinics MTB Skills Instruction Combine Cornering and Switchbacks lessons to enhance the full range of cornering skills in the sport of mountain biking. Lessons start with fundamentals: body position and range of motion, then layer skills to negotiate flat corners, berms and switchbacks. Individualized feedback from coach, including video analysis. For: Beginner-Intermediate+ Riders, 18+. Tue, June 18, 5-7:30pm and Tue, June 25, 5-7pm. Seventh Mountain Resort, 18575 SW Century Dr., Bend. Contact: 541-7287878. $160 for both lessons.

Elder Hiking Tips and Tricks Many people choose to embark on hiking journeys as they retire, finally with plenty of time to devote to a favorite activity. Whether you dream of attempting a long backpack trip or maintaining your ability to day hike to beautiful places, thru-hiker Mary “Fireweed” Kwart will present some tips and June 19, 4:30-6pm. Contact: 541-638-0671. Free.

Extreme dwarfanators wrestling Think you’ve seen everything that pro wrestling has to offer? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet! Visit us at our next los mini enmascarados show, and watch these mini masked wrestlers put on performances that will leave you mesmerized! June 22, 7-9pm. Midtown Ballroom, 51 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-208-2750. gerbearllc@ $40 General / $60 Ringside.

Full Moon Climbing Afternoon - Smith Rock Let’s go climbing! These afternoon cragging sessions are an opportunity to be outside, take in the beauty of Smith Rock, share a moment of mindfulness and have fun! Chockstone Climbing Guides is an AMGA accredited guide service. Full Moon Afternoons 4-8pm, basic climbing skills required Fri, June 21, 4-8pm, Sun, July 21, 4-8pm, Mon, Aug. 19, 4-8pm and Tue, Sept. 17, 4-8pm. Smith Rock State Park, Terrebonne. Contact: 541-318-7170. $100.

Art in the High Desert is BACK in BEND Central Oregon’s PremierJuried Art & Craft Show & Sale AUGUST 23, 24,25 - 2024 - SHOW STARTS FRIDAY AT 5PM atRiverbendParkacross fromtheOldMillDistrict , N.D. bio-identical hormones natural menopause support • annual exams 715 nw hill street bend. or 541/389/9750 20 years experience

Geology Hike

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Daniele McKay for a geology hike along the Summit Loop Trail at Smith Rock State Park. This gorgeous loop follows the Burma Road up to a ridge overlooking the area and loops back around the park. Registration required. June 24, 9am4pm. Smith Rock State Park, 9241 NE Crooked River Dr., Terrebonne. Contact: 541-330-0017. Free.

Guided Woodpecker Walk

Explore the aspen and ponderosa forest for woodpecker activity with field biologist Damian Fagan. Registration required. We’ll walk the dirt trails and cover up to about 1.5 miles in search of these birds. Tue, June 18, 7am and Thu, June 20, 7am. Shevlin Park, 18920 Shevlin Rd., Bend. Contact: 541-312-1029. Free.

Mountain Biking 101 with Grit Clinics

Are you just getting into mountain biking? This 3-week series is perfect or you! Your Grit Clinics coach get you started with all the key foundational MTB skills you need. You’ll feel more confident riding up and downhill, cornering and braking. Suitable for new riders, men and women, 18 and up. Wed, June 19, 5-7pm, Wed, June 26, 5-7pm and Wed, July 10, Noon-7pm. Seventh Mountain Resort, 18575 SW Century Dr., Bend. Contact: 541-728-7878. $235.

Paulina Creek Preserve Tour Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Stacey Forson for a summer tour of Paulina Creek Preserve. With ponderosa and lodgepole pine forests, wet and dry meadows, and 3.7 miles of Paulina Creek, the Preserve helps mitigate the impacts of climate change and provides habitat for a wide range of wildlife. June 22, 10am-12:30pm. Paulina Creek Preserve, Paulina Lake Rd., La Pine. Contact: 541-330-0017. Free.

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

SOAR Activity Day SOAR: Free day of wellness, sport, and outdoor activities specifically created for people with physical challenges and disabilities. Attendees may have conditions such as: stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and Parkinson’s. Family and friends are welcome to join! Lunch will be provided for participants! June 22, 10am3pm. The Pavilion, 1001 SW Bradbury Way, Bend. Contact: 541-241-6841. Free.

Summer Solstice Forest Bathing Celebrate the Summer Solstice and nourish the light within you with a guided forest bathing session. Take this time for yourself to relax, reflect, and align with nature, bathing in the energy of the sun and the healing atmosphere of the forest. June 22, 10am-Noon. Shevlin Park, 18920 Shevlin Rd., Bend. Contact: $35.

Switchbacks with Grit Clinics MTB

Skills Instruction This two-hour course will teach you how to tackle both uphill and downhill switchbacks. Lesson starts with body position, then layer on skills in a controlled and forgivable practice environment. Each participant receives individualized feedback and tips to progress. For: Beginner-Intermediate+ Riders, Men/Women, 18+ June 25, 5-7pm. Seventh Mountain Resort, 18575 SW Century Dr., Bend. Contact: 541-7287878. $79.

Tree Walk with an Arborist Learn to identify the trees located along the Deschutes River and Mirror Pond with Board Certified Master Arborist, Chris Madison. Registration required. We will be discussing both how to identify the individual species that grow in our area and some plant ID basics along the way. Plan to walk 1.5miles. June 24, 10-11am. Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd., Bend. Contact: 541-312-1029. Free.

Weekly Yoga at Drake Park Catch Emily teaching an hour of restorative flow at Drake Park every Tuesday from 5-6 PM. Bring a mat that can get dirty, a water bottle and come move your body! This is a slow moving, free yoga class! You’ll see Emily towards the boat ramp! Donations are appreciated! Tuesdays, 5-6pm. Through July 30. Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd., Bend. Contact: 541-668-6132. doyogaoutside@ Free.


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.

Cork & Barrel Fundraising EventKIDS Center Set tables, welcome guests, pour wine, run games there are dozens of ways you can volunteer at Cork & Barrel! This blockbuster food and wine event benefits KIDS Center and funds services for children and families impacted by abuse. Background checks required. The event takes place from July 18-July 20. For more info, email volunteer@cork& 541-383-5958 June 10-July 20, Noon. KIDS Center - Cork & Barrel Fundraising Event, 1375 NW Kingston Ave, Bend. Contact: 541-383-5958. volunteer@cork& Free.

Dog Adoption Event Hosted by Amazing Dogs Rescue Dog adoption event at PetSmart hosted by amazing dogs rescue. Check out adoptable dogs online at Every 2 weeks at PetSmart 11-1pm. Every other Sunday, 11am-1pm. PetSmart, 63455 N. Highway 97, Bend.

Think Wild Volunteer Orientation Join a Think Wild Volunteer Orientation to learn about opportunities to volunteer in the wildlife hospital, education programs, habitat projects, and more. Orientations are in person and over Zoom. Please fill out a volunteer application to get more information. Thu, June 20, Noon and Tue, July 2, 5pm. Contact: 541-316-8294. Free.

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, Feed the Masses! At Family Kitchen, the mission is to serve anyone who needs nutritious meals in a safe and caring environment. They have tons of volunteer needs - servers, cooks, shoppers, and more. Groups and teams wanted! Monthly or quarterly opportunities! Visit to fill out a volunteer interest form. Mondays-Sundays. Family Kitchen, 231 NW Idaho, Bend. Contact: 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 541-3160662 or visit Fri, Aug. 26 and Ongoing. Contact: 541-316-0662.

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.


Bend 1595 - sword-fighting classes Join Bend 1595 for historical sword-fighting practice at the Masonic Hall of Bend. Instructors will show you the basics and get you moving - basic cuts, blocks, and thrusts, and fun partner exercises that help us all get better. Tuesdays, 5:15-7:30pm. Through July 2. Bend Masonic Center, 1036 NE Eighth St., Bend. Contact: 541-241-6742. First practice free, then $40/month.

Bend Butte Babes Where you Butte babes at? All ages, all activity levels. Meet at Pilot Butte Trailhead 10am Sundays for a group morning hike! Sundays, 10am. Through July 28. Pilot Butte State Park, Pilot Butte State Park, Bend. Contact: Free.

Biz and Bevs at Kernutt Stokes Join the Bend business community for our “Biz & Bevs” event at Kernutt Stokes. This will be a time for people to gather, network, and hear from our rotating venue hosts and nonprofit features. We will have bevs in the form of beer, wine, cider and plenty of N/A options. June 19, 4:30-6pm. Kernutt Stokes LLP, 1777 SW Chandler Ave, Ste 280, Bend. Free to Chamber Members | $10 for non-members.

Central Oregon Homebuyer Webinar

Learn all about the home buying process, financing options, contingencies and most importantly, whether or not now is the right time to buy or sell. Free weekly webinars, every Thursday at 5:30PM. All are welcome: sellers, first time buyers, trading up, investors or relocating. Visit to register today! Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm. Online Event, Webinar Link Inside Confirmation Email, Bend. Contact: 503-810-2723. Free.

Death Cafe Eat tasty treats, drink tea and discuss death. Free of agenda or ideology, the aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives. Facilitated by End of Life Doula, Cheryl Adcox. Ages 16+ No late admittance: entry is closed at 6:10pm Tue, June 25, 6-7:30pm and Tue, July 30, 6-7:30pm. Downtown Bend Public Library - Brooks Room, 601 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541-312-1029. Free.

How Wildfire Decisions are Made in Partnership with The Bulletin The focus of this forum is to discuss how decisions are made to fight a wildfire when they start. Particularly, how decisions differ based on the area and/or type of land where they start: wilderness, urban interface, grasslands and tribal lands. What agencies are involved and how do they coordinate June 20, 11:30am-1pm. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon, 61980 Skyline Ranch Road, Bend. Contact: 541-6687642. $29-$300.

Lens on Learning: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words Professional landscape photographer and videographer Tom Iraci presents a visual tour of the rivers and canyons surrounding Crooked River Ranch. This program will include insights on how to capture your own stunning photos of the local scenery. Sponsored by Friends and Neighbors of the Deschutes Canyon Area (FANs). June 22, 3-5pm. The Juniper Room at Crooked River Ranch, 5195 Southwest Club House Road, Terrebonne. Contact: Free for FANs members; $5 donation for non-members. Mom and Baby Yoga Flow from pose-topose toning, stretching, and strengthening your body while releasing tension. Plus, work to properly strengthen abdominal and back muscles to reduce postpartum back pain, while including movements and songs with babies. 6-week series, moms and babies age 6 weeks - pre crawlers. Thursdays, 10:30-11:45am. Through June 20. Free Spirit Yoga + Ninja + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. $125.

Nerd Night Presents: Science Trivia - Prizes, food and brews. Nerd Night presents: Science Trivia. Test your science knowledge, compete for prizes and have fun. New “Summer Hours” start time at 7pm. June 25, 7-9pm. Oblivion Pour House, 61276 Hwy 97, Bend. Contact: Free.

Parkinson’s Support Group Monthly support group for individuals and care partners living with Parkinson’s Disease. This group is casual in nature with opportunities to connect and share. Third Wednesday of every month, 2-3:30pm. Touchmark at Pilot Butte, 1125 NE Watt Way, Bend. Contact: 541-668-6599.

Pokémon Go Cyndaquil Community Day Classic Come join other Pokémon Go players for 3 hours of fun! Players of all ages, experience and abilities are welcomed. We’ll be meeting next to the Soars with Eagles PokéGym (across the footbridge from the shops and restaurants) then walking, catching and raiding as a group. June 22, 1:45-5pm. Old Mill District, 450 SW Powerhouse Dr. Suite 422, Bend. Contact: 541-279-5726. Free.

Rally for Reproductive Rights National Day of Action Two years year after Roe vs. Wade was overturned, this country is in a state of emergency. Let’s show our strength and hear from people in our community who can lead us in positive action. This struggle is bigger than Roe. We are not done fighting. Together, we will win. June 23, 1-2pm. Peace Corner, Corner of NW Greenwood Avenue and NW Wall Street, Bend. Contact: Free.

Science Pub: Antarctic krill and the Southern Ocean Presenter Kim Bernard is a recognized leader in Antarctic marine science. An ocean ecologist, biogeochemist and professor in OSU’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Bernard studies zooplankton ecology, with a focus on Antarctic krill. June 20, 5:30-7:15pm. OSU-Cascades Campus, 1500 SW Chandler Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-322-3100. $22.

Single Mingle and Speed Dating Indulge in a night of mingling and laughter. Exclusively for those 21 and over, this is your chance to engage in female to male speed dating. Please RSVP. Every fourth Saturday, 6-8pm. Through Dec. 28. Bridge 99 Brewery, 63063 Layton Ave., Bend. Contact: 541241-6145. $5.

A live Green Day experience by fans for fans. Not.Greenday will perform Green Day’s album "Dookie" in its entirety along with hits from every era of Green’s Day iconic music spanning decades. Not.Greenday delivers a high-energy set on Sat., June 21, 8-11:59pm at Volcanic Theatre Pub. Courtesy Not.Greenday Instagram
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Snack and Chat with Jade, the Central Oregon Trans Doula Everything you need to know about insurance billed non-surgical transition-related care. We will discuss non-surgical treatment options, what we offer and how to begin the insurance billed process with us!

Welcoming Jade The Central Oregon Trans Doula back, as she shares her pearls of wisdom! June 25, 5-7pm. Corner of Shevlin Hixon Dr and Columbia St, Shevlin Hixon Dr. and Columbia St, Bend. Free.

Yoga Mama Classes Develop a yoga and mindful practice that builds strength and flexibility and helps balance out emotions. Reduce common “mom” tensions especially in the low back, neck and shoulders, while increasing core strength and rebalancing your hips and pelvis. Learn Ayurvedic Yoga methods to reduce fatigue in this 6-week series. Wednesdays, 5:30-6:45pm. Through June 19. Free Spirit Yoga + Ninja + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. info@freespiritbend. com. $126.

Yoga Nidra & Reiki Soundbath Series

Themes: June 10: Gratitude June 17: Grounding June 24: Full Moon Capricorn Yoga Nidra: Focuses on deep rest, relaxation, & deep consciousness, no experience needed! Relaxing & Restorative Soundbath of gongs, crystal/Tibetan bowls, wave drum, chimes, etc follows. Each participant takes home a Reiki-infused crystal. More details on Eventbright link. Mondays, 6-7pm. Through June 25. Hanai Center, 62430 Eagle Road, Bend. Contact: 850-832-5703. $25 suggested donation.


Art Forward: Advancing Creative Thinking, Scalehouse Fundraiser Join Scalehouse Collaborative for the Arts for an annual fundraiser with an array of creative hubs featuring selfie drawings by Rachel Lee-Carmen, poetry-on-the-fly by Jared Rasic, Printmaking with Andrew Lorish and Sweet Pea Cole and Art Auction featuring 8”x10” artworks from artists and community members. Jazz by Wolfe House Records, bites by Bleu Bite. June 20, 4-7pm. Scalehouse Collaborative for the Arts, 550 NW Franklin Ave, Bend. Contact: 541-640-2186. $75.

Grand Getaway Vacation Raffle Enter to win a fantastic Grand Getaway Vacation sponsored by Quota in Central Oregon. Proceeds will support local residents with Hearing and Communication Impairments. Fantastic odds with only 400 raffle tickets being sold! Drawing is July 15 - enter now! June 7-July 14. Contact: $25.

Pint Night Supporting ALS NW Join the fight to end ALS ! $1 of every pint purchased isdonated directly to ALS NW and the valiant efforts to discover a cure for ALS. June 20. Cascade Lakes Pub on Reed Market, 21175 SE Reed Market Road Lot #2, Bend. Contact: 458-836-7866.


Celebrate Your Radiance: Summer Solstice at Hanai Join the Hanai Foundation for a magical evening at 4pm as we gather to honor the start of the summer season. Embrace the power of the sun and celebrate your inner light with movement, live music, ceremony, refreshments and more! June 22, 4-7pm. Hanai, 62430 Eagle Rd, Bend. Contact: 541-668-3170. $25-$40.

Northwest Crossing Farmers Market Discover a bounty of seasonal produce, locally-raised meats, fresh eggs and cheese, handmade items, beautiful flowers, tasty morsels, and so much more! Support our local farmers and artisans. Open every Saturday during summer season from 10am to 2pm. Northwest Crossing Drive. Saturdays, 10am-2pm. Through Sept. 28.NorthWest Crossing, Bend. Free.

Saturday Market at Duffy’s General Duffy’s very first Saturday market! There are almost 40 vendors signed up for our spring and summer vendor markets. The market will run May 4 through July 20 this year and have candle vendors, a florist, leather goods and so much more. Saturdays, 10am-2pm. Through July 20. General Duffy’s Waterhole, 404 SW Forest Avenue, Redmond. Free.

Sisters Farmers Market Visit Sisters Farmers Market to experience the bounty of Central Oregon! Browse fresh produce, locally raised meats, seafood, artisanal food products, and find the perfect handcrafted gift from local makers. Enjoy live music and be sure to visit our website to see each Sunday’s community activity schedule! Sundays, 10am-2pm. Through Oct. 27. Fir Street Park, Sisters, Sisters. Contact: 541-904-0134. Free.


Acadmeie de Ballet Classique Presents: “Mary Poppins,” Sponsored by Wolf Construction and Development

The Banks family has fallen into dysfunction, Mary Poppins arrives and uses her magic and fun to bring order to the house. Mary Poppins and the kids, Jane and Michael proceed to have several amusing outings together. They learn the world is much larger and exiting than they had imagined! Children $18, adult $25, premium $41. June 22, 6-8pm and June 23, 1:30-3:30pm. Caldera High School, 60925 15th Street, Bend. Contact: 541382-4055.

Big Bend BBQ Alpenglow Park Welcomes the Big Bend BBQ: A Day of Delights, Music, and Community Spirit - Free Entry! This June 21 and 22, Alpenglow Park becomes the heart of Bend’s summer festivities with the Big Bend BBQ, a new event promising a weekend filled with great food, music, and community fun. This free-toattend event invites everyone to come with their picnic blankets and enjoy a day under the sun, immersed in the joy of live music and the tantalizing aroma of barbecued delights. Get ready to embark on a tour of tastes and traditions that make barbeque the heart and soul of culinary culture. From the smoky flavors of Texas brisket to the spicy kick of Korean BBQ, our festival is a haven for those who dream in smoke and savor in sauce. Enjoy live music all day from local and regional bands. Children can enjoy a designated play area, while the entire family will love the unique features like a pet adoption stand and a mermaid-themed splash pad. Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs or blankets to soak in the festive vibes comfortably. Mark your calendars and join us for an unforgettable weekend at the Big Bend BBQ. For more information, visit June 22, 11am-10pm. Alpenglow Park, 61049 Southeast 15th Street, Bend. Free.

Children’s Used Book Drive Drop off your gently used children’s books for kids in need June 21-23. Please place them in the box in front of Roundabout Books on the red bench. Fri, June 21, 10am, Sat, June 22 and Sun, June 23. Roundabout Books, 900 NW Mount Washington Dr., #110, Bend. Contact: Free.

Kids Trivia Bring the whole fam down for a night of trivia catered toward kids. Everyone walks out a winner! Third Friday of every month, 6-8pm. Craft Kitchen & Brewery, 62988 Layton Ave #103, Bend. Contact: 541-668-1766. Free.

Kids’ Bird Walk Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Mary Yanalcanlin of East Cascades Audubon Society for a bird walk just for kids! Wander around Hindman Springs looking for birds and nests while learning about bird behavior and habitat. Explore the changing of the seasons as birds prepare for summer. June 22, 9-11am. Camp Polk Meadow Preserve, outside Sisters, Sisters. Contact: 541-330-0017. event@ Free.

Let’s Paint at the DIY Cave - Bowser It’s time to unleash your child’s creativity with Let’s Paint! Join the DIY Cave for a fun and interactive class where children will paint their favorite villain: Bowser. Our experienced instructor will guide the kids through the process, making it a fun and memorable experience. June 20, 12:30-2pm. DIY Cave, 444 SE Ninth St. Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 1-541480-7491. $45.

Let’s Paint at the DIY Cave - Narwhal Join DIY Cave for a Let’s Paint class, where kids ages 9 and up will have the opportunity to create their very own adorable narwhal masterpiece. Our experienced instructor will guide them through the painting process, allowing their creativity to shine. June 20, 2:30-4pm. DIY Cave, 444 SE Ninth St. Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 1-541480-7491. $45.

Let’s Paint at the DIY Cave - Unicorn Join Let’s Paint at the DIY Cave for a fun and creative paint class on June 20. Children 6 and up are invited to have a magical time as they create their very own unicorn masterpiece. Unleash your child’s inner artist in this hands-on and delightful painting experience. June 20, 10:30amNoon. DIY Cave, 444 SE Ninth St. Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 1-541-480-7491. sarahanneswoffer@ $45.

Mom and Me Hike and Yoga Join Emily and Autumn for this intentionally created workshop where moms and children get the chance to be led and explore nature in a comfortable, loving environment. The group will hike and will have a group craft. Moms will get some solo time to practice yoga while kids do nature activities! June 22, 8:30-11:30am. Smith Rock State Park - Welcome Center, 10087 NE Crooked River Drive, Terrebonne. Contact: 541-668-6132. $65.

Think Wild’s Wild Wonders Summer Camp - Lower Elementary (1st-3rd grade) Think Wild is excited to offer three, week-long summer camps for Summer 2024! Wild Wonders will promote outdoor, hands on learning about Central Oregon wildlife and the diverse habitats they call home. Each day will be held at a different park location in Bend! Mon, June 24, 9am-3pm, Tue, June 25, 9am-3pm, Wed, June 26, 9am-3pm, Thu, June 27, 9am-3pm and Fri, June 28, 9am-3pm. Alpenglow Park, 61049 Southeast 15th Street, Bend. Contact: 541- 3168294. $325.

Timber Kiddies Summer Camp Summer Camp starting June 17-July 25 9am-1pm, sign up by the week for ages 2-2nd grade limited space email now to reserve, info@timberkiddiespreschool. com also check out website for pricing and more Happy summer! Mon, June 17, 9am-1pm, Mon, June 24, 9am-1pm, Mon, July 8, 9am-1pm, Mon, July 15, 9am-1pm and Mon, July 22, 9am-1pm. Timber Kiddies Preschool, 129 SE 3rd Street, Bend. Contact: 541-699-1597. info@ $180 wk.

Wild Wonders Summer Camp Think Wild is excited to offer three week-long summer camps for summer 2024! Wild Wonders will promote outdoor, hands on learning about Central Oregon wildlife and the diverse habitats they call home. June 24-28, 8:30am-3pm, July 8-12, 8:30am-3pm and July 22-26, 8:30am-3pm. Bend, Oregon, (no address), (no city). Contact: 541316-8294. $325.

Wildflower Show & Pollinator Festival Join Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory and the High Desert Chapter of the Native Plant Society as we celebrate the diversity of wildflowers in Oregon and the pollinators who love them. Fun for the whole family includes: Wildflower display showcasing hundreds of native wildflowers Guided wildflower walks in the botanic garden. Guided wildflower and pollinator walks Educational talks and demonstrations Children’s activities and crafts Native plants for sale Educational stations and resources Local art, photography, and flower inspired vendors June 22, 9am-3pm. Sunriver Nature Center, P.O. Box 3533, Sunriver. $12/adult, $10/child.


$12 Burger and Beer Thursdays with Blue Eyes Burgers and Fries Come on out to Boss Rambler Beer Club for $12 Burger and Beer Night with Blue Eyes Burgers and Fries every Thursday! Thursdays. Boss Rambler Beer Club, 1009 NW Galveston Ave., Bend.

$16 Fish Taco and House Margarita Fridays Join for 3 fish tacos and a house margarita for only $16 every Friday at Cascade Lakes Pub on Reed Market. Fridays, 11am-9pm. Cascade Lakes Pub on Reed Market, 21175 SE Reed Market Road Lot #2, Bend.

Cascade Lakes Relay Finish Line Party You don’t have to run 216 miles in a sequin tutu for two days to appreciate a great party in your favorite park. Don’t miss out on the epic Finish Line Party at Riverbend Park! Join us from 2-8pm for food trucks, music, beer and cocktails! June 22, 2-8pm. Riverbend Park, 799 SW Columbia St., Bend. Contact: 541-350-4635. Free.

Cruxapalooza Celebrating 12 years of craft beer and community. Come celebrate our birthday with live music, cold beers, and sunshine on the lawn! June 22, 11am-10pm. Crux Fermentation Project, 50 SW Division St., Bend. Contact: 541-385-3333. Free.

Grand Opening and Summer Kickoff

Party Pangaea Guild Hall Grand Opening and Summer Solstice Celebration! No matter your walk of life, come down to Pangaea and celebrate with us! From 11am until close, we will have lots of fun summer themed specials and on-site smoked BBQ. Around 8pm, we’ll be lighting our custom D20 fire pit! June 22, 11am-11pm. Pangaea Guild Hall, 652 SW 6th St., Redmond. Contact: 541-526-7641. pangaeaguildhall@ Free.

Precious Byrd, a funky rock ‘n’ roll dance band, will perform at Silver Moon Brewing. Voted the No. 1 party band in Oregon for multiple years, the band is known for its fresh renditions of modern and classic hits, along with a number of high-energy originals. Fri., June 21, 7-10pm. Courtesy Precious Byrd Facebook


Music on the Green Concert Series Returns for 29th Year

Live music in the park in Redmond

Outdoor concerts are in full swing this summer in Central Oregon. Redmond’s 29th annual music series, Music on the Green, is back at Sam Johnson Park. Grab a blanket, bring a lawn chair and enjoy an evening of free live music in the heart of Central Oregon. Music on the Green begins on June 26 and continues through Sept. 4.

“I’m looking forward to being in our park for the summer. Sam Johnson Park is a beautiful setting for this con-

“We have some delicious food and beverage trucks this year. We have Tumbleweed Beverage Bar doing drinks. For food we have All Elements Korean food, K-Dawgs, The Gobbler, Kona Ice, Cuppa Yo Frozen Yogurt, The Sweet Retreat Scoop N'Sip, Bend-YAY and another food truck doing chocolate covered strawberries,” says Joe. The music series alternates, every other Wednesday evening starting June 26. Music begins at 5:30pm.

“I’m looking forward to being in our park for the summer. Sam Johnson park is a beautiful setting for the concert series.”

cert series,” states Amanda Joe, event director for Visit Redmond and Music on the Green. “The City of Redmond Public Works Department does a fabulous job keeping high-quality facilities and services up for the streets and parks throughout the city.”

Attendees can expect a few returning bands and a few new ones. The series opens with Bend-based Beatles cover band Juju Eyeball on June 26 and ends with Redmond’s very own traditional Hawaiian Dancers Hokule’a Ohana on Sep. 4.

“Every year we bring back some of our local favorites and we add in a couple of new bands that are not from this area. Bringing some new sounds to Central Oregon,” explains Joe.

Along with the free music, Music on the Green features a variety of local food, drinks and desserts from vendors.

Music lineup for Music on the Green 2024:

June 26 - Juju Eyeball

July 10 - Heller Highwater

July 24 - Kristi Kinsey Band

Aug. 7 - Sequoia Rose

Aug. 21 - Runaway Fire

Sep. 4 - Hokule'a Ohana

Music on the Green

June 26-Sep. 4

Sam Johnson Park

333 SW 15th St. Redmond

The 29th annual Music On The Green concert series returns at Sam Johnson Park in Redmond. Courtesy Visit Redmond

Growler Discount Night! Enjoy $2 off growler fills every Wednesday at Bevel! Wednesdays. Bevel Craft Brewing, 911 SE Armour St., Bend. Contact: 831-245-1922. Free.

Locals’ Day Come on down to Bevel Craft Brewing for $4 beers and cider and $1 off wine all day. There are also food specials from the food carts located out back at The Patio! Tuesdays. Bevel Craft Brewing, 911 SE Armour St., Bend. Contact: Free.

Tuesday Wine on the Deck Come sit, relax and learn from the different local wineries featured on our year-round wine list. Each glass will be paired with a unique array of small-plates from our chef, using season ingredients to complement each wine. Restorations required. Purchase tickets via the Bend Ticket link. Tuesdays, 3-6pm. Through Aug. 27. SKIP Bar at The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse, 13300 Hwy 20, Sisters. $60. Willamette Valley Vineyards Wine Tasting Come downtown to join Paul Smith of Willamette Valley Vineyards to taste some of their classic Oregon wines. Tasting fee of $20 refunded with purchase of 2+ showcased wines | Free for Wine Club Members June 21, 4-6:30pm. Good Drop Wine Shoppe, 141 NW Minnesota Avenue, Bend. Contact: 541-410-1470. $20.



Aikido: Introductory Classes Free introductory Aikido classes on Mondays and Wednesdays in June. The introductory classes focus on etiquette, history, and rudimentary technique. Ongoing classes develop the basic principles, movements, and arts of Aikido. Join us to practice calming the mind, defending yourself proactively, and handling conflict peacefully. Grow in confidence. Wed, June 19, 5:30pm, Mon, June 24, 5:30pm and Wed, June 26, 5:30pm. Oregon Ki Society, 20685 Carmen Loop, Suite 110, Bend. Contact: 541-350-7887. cfhc@hotmail. com. Free. Botox Party with Bend Plastic Surgery Join Bend Plastic Surgery for our first ever Botox Party with Salon Twist. Treatments will be done by our very own Dr. Angeles and Nurse Injector, Grace. Enjoy beverages, treats, and a secret giveaway, along with 20% off all Botox. June 21, 3-5pm. Salon Twist, 2736 NW Crossing Dr #110, Bend. Contact: 541-749-2282. Free.

Celebrate And Honor The Summer Solstice Crystal Sound Bath Come join Nature’s Bling for a magical evening of relaxation and rejuvenation as we celebrate the Summer Solstice with a healing crystal sound bath. Immerse yourself in the soothing vibrations of Sirah Kreitzer of Ezra Alya’s 7 chakra colored quartz crystal singing bowls ethereal music allowing the harmonies, June 19, 6:30-8pm. Nature’s Bling, 133 SW Century Drive, Bend. Contact: 541-668-1716. $25-$35. Couples Massage Classes Explore a nurturing way to connect with your sweetheart in a couples massage class with Taproot Bodywork. Learn to relax your partner without hurting your hands! 2 or 4 hour classes, one couple per session. Prices vary. Additional days/times are available. Visit for details. Every other Saturday-Sunday. Taproot Bodywork studio, Tumalo, Tumalo. Contact: 503-481-0595. Price varies.

Dances of Universal Peace The last circle of the Dances of Universal Peace before summer hiatus. We hold hands in a circle, sing sacred phrases from ancient and modern spiritual paths, share unison movements, open our hearts to love and the Great Unity. All dances fully taught. No experience necessary. June 22, 7-8:30pm. East Bend Public Library, 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend. Contact: 541-306-0203. $5-$20.

Friday Creekside Yoga Wind down your summer weekends with playful grounding outdoor yoga classes steps away from the Lodge. Yoga classes are taught by Ulla Lundgren who has more than 26 years experience as a yoga teacher, yoga teacher training facilitator and studio owner. Yoga classes are accessible and fun for all ages and abilities. RSVP to guarantee a spot in class. Fridays, 5-6pm. SKIP Bar at The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse, 13300 Hwy 20, Sisters. $20.

Full Moon and Summer Solstice Celebration Gather under the full moon to celebrate and release and prepare yourself for your next phase celebrating the Summer Solstice. Create space for yourself and bring a friend or come to meet new amazing people in your community. June 21, 7:30-9pm. Hanai, 62430 Eagle Rd, Bend. Contact: 650-862-9336. Donation (suggested $35).

Gardening with Medicinal Herbs with Holly Hutton Central Oregon is a challenging growing environment, but many medicinal herbs love it. Based on the plants I will bring to the store (available for purchase), we will explore their care and medicinal uses. We will also review other herbs and propagation techniques for creating your garden. June 19, 4:30-5:30pm. The Peoples Apothecary, 1841 NE Division Street, Bend. Contact: 541-728-2368. $35.

Queer In Nature: Sit Spot Community Meditation Series Find solace in nature and recharge, rest, and reconnect with fellow queer folx. This mini forest bathing experience includes a guided sensory meditation, a nature connection invitation to reduce stress and anxiety, and a community circle for sharing and listening in a non-judgmental space. Ages 16+. Limited space, registration required. Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Through June 25. Shevlin Park, 18920 Shevlin Rd., Bend. Contact: Free. Radiance Revival Sparking Women’s Innate Glow, Inspiration, Power and Wisdom. Journey of 4 Seasons to Bloom your Radiance. Enrich Your Life with Dance, Yoga, Shakti Practices, Ritual, Self-Care and Community. Only 16 spots available to create this sacred space. June 21, 9am. Contact: Price Varies.

Reiki Healing for June Reiki promotes relaxation, stress reduction and symptom relief to improve overall health and well-being. There is a science behind it! Reiki can bring on a meditative state, relieve pain and tension and support natural self-healing. Schedule a 75 min Reiki session to experience the healing benefits for yourself. June 22, 3:30-5:15pm and June 23, 3:30-5:15pm. The Blissful Heart Wellness Center, 45 Northwest Greeley Avenue, Bend. Contact: kati@ $105..

Shadow Yoga Basics, Donation Based Introduces principles and practices of Shadow Yoga, with an emphasis on the lower structure and building the pathway of power. Pay what you can. Mondays, 6-7pm. Continuum, A School of Shadow Yoga, 155 SW Century Drive, Suite 112, Bend. Contact: 541-588-2480. $1 - $19.

Start Again Stronger Are you an insecure overachiever? Energetic patterns are at play. Join Nicole Nelson, certified executive coach and energy practitioner, as she guides you to heal from the hustle! Discover how to reset, recenter and re-enter life confidently using energy medicine and Human Design. 1-hr private sessions Tuesday or Friday between 2-7pm 1011 SW Emkay Dr, Unit 101, Bend, OR 97702 Contact: 518-3016-1190. nicole@startagainstronger. com. $175 Tuesdays-Fridays, 2-7pm. Start Again Stronger, 1011 SW Emkay Dr UNIT 101, Bend. Contact: 518-306-1190. $175.

Summer Solstice & Abundance: Journaling, Breath Meditation, & Reiki Soundbath Explore concepts of abundance as they relate to Summer Solstice with prompted journaling, a guided Breath Meditation, & a relaxing, restorative Reiki-infused soundbath of gongs, crystal & Tibetan bowls, wave drum, chimes, etc. Tea included. Each participant will receive a Reiki infused crystal to take home June 21, 6-8pm. Hanai Center, 62430 Eagle Road, Bend. Contact: 850-832-5703. align45llc@ $50 for 1 person or $75 for 2 (Bring a friend!).

Summer Solstice Reiki Class Reiki for Abundance Class. Receive a sacred smudging ceremony energy clearing and a Reiki attunement on summer solstice to energize and revitalize yourself. This class will take place at the Lookout Lodge on Tumalo Butte, a healing vortex with panoramic Cascade views. Saturday is hands on healing. June 21, 5pm and June 22, 10am-5pm. Lookout Lodge, 63225 Lookout Rd, Bend. Contact: 206-794-3118. $223.

Women’s Only Watercolor + Yoga Step into a world of movement and creativity with Emily and Autumn! Join them for two hours of movement and artistic exploration. The first hour is dedicated to rejuvenation with a restorative yoga class. The second hour will be spent using creativity with a guided watercolor experience. June 21, 5-7pm. Tumalo State Park, 64120 O. B. Riley Rd, Bend. Contact: 541-668-6132. $30.



Chicago-based musician Neal Francis, an American singer, songwriter and pianist, draws inspiration from New Orleans rhythms, Chicago blues and early ‘70s rock. Francis will headline at the 4 Peaks Music Festival on Sat., June 22 from 8-10pm.
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CHOW C Summer Means Openings for Some of the Stars of Bend’s Food Scene

Celebrity chef Brian Malarkey’s Hawkeye & Huckleberry, RBC’s Bar RBC

open in the same weekend — all part of the new Bend culinary scene

Flutter your eyes a few times and you’ll be in the place where the Dogwood Cocktail Cabin is the hot spot downtown, the Brown Owl is the go-to in the Box Factory and the Wall Street Bar & Grill is still taking up space in Brooks Alley. But in a proverbial blink, that all changed. New restaurateurs have set up shop in Bend in recent years, replacing less-new with even newer, shinier versions. The Wall Street Bar is now Dear Irene (which the Source Weekly named Rookie of the Year in our 2024 Restaurant Guide). In the Box Factory, The Brown Owl abruptly closed this spring; another bar, called WildWood, opening right behind it.

And this past weekend, two new spots opened around Bend, signaling the celebrity status that Bend is beginning to garner on its food scene. A recap of some of the biggest changes this summer thus far in Bend food and drink: Bar RBC opens its doors

When we chatted with Renee and John Gorham this spring for our annual Restaurant Guide (who’d won our nod for Restaurant of the Year for the steakhouse Rancher Butcher Chef), they told the Source Weekly that when their new bar concept was ready, they’d simply, quietly open the doors and begin serving guests. That’s exactly what they did over the weekend, soft-opening the doors of Bar RBC in the former Dogwood along Minnesota Avenue in downtown Bend.

Patrons of the Dogwood will recognize the contours of the place as mostly the same, though the interior has gotten a glow-up as Bar RBC, with mixed metals and a clean, elegant look. Fans of the former Toro Bravo will take note that not only does the host stand double as a bookshelf for Toro Bravo cookbooks, but the menu has a few nods to the longtime Portland mainstay. The menu is heavy on the small plates — a nod to the Spanish tapas Toro Bravo was so known for.

“We really want to stay in the RBC lane but create a place that's casual and fun, a Spanish-tapas-inspired grownup bar," Gorham told the Source back in October.

Look for Toro Bravo’s Patatas Bravas, with the optional addition of making them spicy, as one glance at the former Toro Bravo menu. With an inventive cocktail menu, a great wine list and a focus on spirits like sherry and vermouth, it’s a grownup bar with a grownup vibe, to be sure. Bar RBC is open now at 147 NW Minnesota Avenue in Bend.

Celebrity Chef Brian Malarkey’s presence has been anything but subtle since he purchased the former Walt Reilly’s building and began to dream up his “cowboy steakhouse” concept. I toured the place right after the Food Network star bought it as an empty husk of a failed sports bar, his buoyant energy making it clear he’s an expert in combining fun with business. With so much square footage to fill in a space that used to house putt-putt golf and other sports, it may have seemed like an impossible task to make the space feel cozy and inviting and also cowboy-hip, but somehow, he’s pulled it off. The spaces inside are broken up into fun private and public areas, including a row of camp tents housing private dining rooms, a stage that houses a life-size horse and a camp trailer, named Shirley Rae, that serves as a pass-through to the private bar where Malarkey already has line dancing on the regular rotation. Oh, and did we mention an onsite butcher shop?

Malarkey and his brother James, who grew up in Central Oregon, opened Hawkeye & Huckleberry Lounge over the weekend with a massive grand opening party June 15. The name is in homage to the line, “I’m your huckleberry,” uttered by Doc Holiday, Val Kilmer’s character in the movie “Tombstone.”

With the modern cowboy steakhouse theme, steaks play heavy on the menu, featuring beef from the Malarkey’s Tumalo ranch. Other menu items, beyond a robust “meat market” of steaks cooked over Oregon hardwood, include whole-pan rockfish, wood-fired half chicken and pizzas. Hawkeye & Huckleberry kicks off each day with a happy hour from 4 to 5pm. It’s located at 225 SW Century Drive in Bend.

Hawkeye and Huckleberry Lounge opens The bar at Hawkeye & Huckleberry Lounge. Spicy Patatas Bravas at Bar RBC. A view from the loft of Bar RBC, the former Dogwood Cocktail Cabin. Photos by Nicole Vulcan Charcuterie at Bar RBC.


In Midtown, a Mocktail-Forward Bar

Mike Aldridge of MidCity Smashedburger opens Hosmer in the Waypoint Hotel

The contours of the drink menu at the new Hosmer bar along Third Street read like your average upscale Bend lineup: Negroni, Shrub, Caipirinha and so on. The twist to these cocktails: they’re all zero-proof — unless you ask for them otherwise.

This week, Mike Aldridge, owner of the food cart MidCity Smashedburger, along with brother Eric, opened the doors of Hosmer, their ode to the venerable Cascade lake, featuring a “mocktail-forward” menu. Located inside the Waypoint Hotel on the southwest corner of Third and Revere, the addition of a bar is a first for the hotel, which recently got an overall revamp inside and out. The new bar in the space features custom work cut in the shape of Hosmer Lake. Outside the lobby sits the MidCity Smashedburger truck, where it moved from its former location at the Boneyard tasting room.

“I'm two years sober,” Aldridge said of his reasons for opening Hosmer with a less-booze-forward menu. “I've been in the industry for over 20 years, and in the last couple years, after going out and being sober and trying to get back into going out, hanging out, I noticed a lot of, even the new bars, their “mocktail” menu is kind of a cop-out. Typically, it's like this little, tiny corner, and it's like CBD sodas and lemonade or something that just doesn't have any effort to it.”

What’s more, Aldridge said, many places will simply offer to make one of their signature cocktails without alcohol, requiring a lot of substitutions that don’t amount to a good drink.

“I just kind of got a little fed up, and then this opportunity knocking our door with the food truck out front. And it was, I feel like it was a good opportunity to switch the bar model a little bit in hopes that everyone feels included.”

Aldridge hopes to mold Hosmer into a go-to for locals looking for a cocktail (or mocktail) bar on the east side of town.

“We really want to service this area. We want people to know that we're here. Obviously, we love the hotel guests, but we really love our locals.”

Hosmer’s current drink menu includes the Cultus Lake Caipirinha featuring strawberries, balsamic and basil, which I sampled and would easily drink again. Those seeking alcohol can add rum or the spirit of their choice upon request. I also sampled the North Twin Negroni (the local lake theme continues with the drink names) that served up the classic orange, bitters and spice flavors one finds in a Negroni, albeit with slightly less of a “bite” without the boozy versions of gin, vermouth rosso and Campari. Non-alcoholic beers also grace the menu — hardly a stretch in this world where Crux’s NØMØ became its top seller in 2023 — but Hosmer also has N/A wines on offer, including Fre Chardonnay and Fre Cabernet. In my brief experiences in sampling N/A wines, Fre was among my own personal top choices.

As far as food, the bar is serving up a simple menu of flatbreads and paninis, for now. Aldridge said he’s aiming to start a guest chef program inside the bar, allowing the many creative chefs of the region a place to show off their stuff. But when it comes to eats, it’s hard to ignore the draw of MidCity Smashedburger right outside. Aldridge operates four such burger locations in Oregon; one in Bend and the others in the Portland area, along with a mobile truck. At $6 for the original Smashy Boi and $4 for an order of fries, MidCity remains a great deal – before or after your mocktails.

Hosmer plans to have a grand opening party on June 28.

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Erik and Mike Aldridge at the bar designed with a shape of Hosmer Lake inlaid in it. Right, The Negroni. Far right, The Cultus Lake Caipirinha. Photos by Nicole Vulcan
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is a Thing with Feathers "Tuesday" takes you there and back again

I’ve watched so many movies that if I tried to give you a ballpark number you would quite possibly think I’ve either spent too much of my life in front of screens or that I don’t sleep enough. Both and neither are true. It’s becoming more of a rarity for me to come across a movie that hits me like a truly singular work; something that doesn’t remind me of anything other than my own evergreen love of cinema. Even something startlingly original can still nakedly wear its influences on its sleeve enough to be reminiscent of older films. But when I see something that not only manages to subvert expectations while also being a moving work of art on its own… well that’s what I go to movies for in the first place.

It’ll take a few more viewings, but right now that’s how I’m feeling about the new A24 film, “Tuesday,” starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lola Petticrew, Leah Harvey and the voice of Arinzé Kene. If you watch the trailer, it looks like the movie that you’re getting is a tearjerking fairy tale about death, grief and the bond between a mother and daughter.

Again, just based on the trailer, the story follows a terminally ill young woman named Tuesday who is visited by Death (in the guise of a macaw that can shrink to the size of a pin or grow into a giant), but instead of being taken by him, she teaches Death how to quiet all the pain and suffering he hears in his mind every waking moment. Death is so feared and reviled by everyone he meets that he enjoys spending time with Tuesday and allows her to say her goodbyes to Zora (Louis-Dreyfus), her mother who is deep in denial about losing her daughter.

To an extent, this is exactly what the movie is about. The previews make it look like a “typical” A24 film with an unsettling score, strong performances, instances of magical realism and an actor everyone is familiar with playing against type. It looks heartbreaking and beautiful in the same way that “Aftersun” or “The Lobster” does, by telling an achingly human story couched in metaphor.

But then about 30 minutes into the film, Louis-Dreyfus does something crazy and changes everything that comes after. The movie that’s being advertised is a sad allegory for people who like a dash of grief in their cinema. The movie that exists is a batshit insane fantasy dramedy that defies narrative convention and becomes something akin to a tonally schizophrenic funhouse ride fueled by gallows humor, dream logic and a grounded masterclass in acting by Louis-Dreyfus. This is the most dramatic work I’ve ever seen from her, and I hope it’s the beginning of an entirely new era in her career. She is a movie star here.

If sometime in the last few months you’ve pejoratively described a movie as “weird,” then this one isn’t for you, but if you like to be challenged and upset and left staring at the screen with absolutely no idea where something is going, then I think you’ve found your new favorite. Again, I don’t know how well all of it hangs together without watching it at least one more time, but on initial viewing, “Tuesday” is a fearlessly inventive and emotionally resonant singularity that feels like the kind of movie we didn’t even know we needed.

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unlike anything I’ve seen before, using multi-layered sound design and voice work to pull the viewer into levels between heartbreak and haunting, sometimes in the space of a single scene. It’s rare we see a feature debut this eccentrically original and, when we do, it’s something we should be grateful for, knowing that the future of film is in good hands.

I can’t say for certain that you’ll like “Tuesday,” but I can guarantee you won’t forget it.


Dir. Daina O. Pusić

Grade: A-

Now playing at Regal Old Mill, coming soon to Tin Pan Theater

Julia Louis-Dreyfus has serious dramatic chops that could lead her into an entirely new era in her career. Courtesy A24

Bringing Back Storied Sheep Oregon’s high desert is home to fickle populations of stately California bighorn sheep

Climbing to the top of 8,017-foot Warner Peak in the Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge, my legs shake when I look over the edge. Cliffs and crags descend more than 3,000 feet to the valley floor from which I just climbed. From this perspective, I gain a new appreciation for the rugged habitat of one of North America’s most iconic species: California bighorn sheep. While the refuge I stand on is best known for its namesake population of pronghorn, its holds a long and complex history of bringing bighorns back to Oregon.

Bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) are a staple of the American West. Native to North America, they’re known for their impeccable climbing skills and massive curved horns. They’re stately creatures, most often found scaling rocky slopes and preferring rugged, open habitats with a good view of their surroundings. Bighorn sheep are a treat to witness, but getting the chance to see one in person is a rarity. This is due in large part to the history and subsequent scarcity of the species.

Oregon is home to two native subspecies of wild sheep: Rocky Mountain bighorn (Ovis canadensis ssp. canadensis) and California bighorn (O. c. californiana). Historically, California bighorns were the most abundant species in the state and found throughout southeast Oregon’s high desert landscape, as well as in the watersheds of the Deschutes and John Day rivers.

Bighorn’s habitat of choice — large, steep rocky areas with good forage — affords them considerable protection, but they are preyed upon by cougars, wolves, bobcats, coyotes, bears and even golden eagles. Herds will migrate up and down in elevation as seasons, vegetation and water availability dictate.

Bighorns once ranged far and wide across the western part of the country. They inhabited a much larger variety of habitats than they do today and their populations were far greater. However, in the 1800s, nearly all populations were completely wiped out due to unregulated hunting, habitat loss from development and diseases contracted from domestic animals. By about 1912, the last California bighorn sheep was extirpated from Oregon.

Today, California bighorn sheep have returned to the state due to careful conservation efforts. Our current populations descend from sheep who were reintroduced via wildlife programs starting in the early 1950s. The initial effort translocated 20 sheep from British Columbia onto Oregon’s Hart Mountain Wildlife Refuge. The reintroduction was incredibly successful and these Hart Mountain herds provided stock for other herds throughout southeastern Oregon. Over 600 bighorns relocated from Hart Mountain, producing more than 32 herds comprising an estimated 3,700 sheep. However, the evolution of bighorn sheep in Oregon does not quite end with this success story. California bighorns continue to be intensively studied and managed, but their high point was short-lived. In the past two decades, the Hart Mountain herds have experienced a significant decline. Research has shown that long-term habitat degradation by invasive weeds and encroaching junipers, as well as climate change and high predation, are all contributing to Hart Mountain’s declining sheep population. There are likely fewer than 3,500 California bighorn sheep in Oregon today, distributed in some of our wildest and most remote areas.

Oregon Natural Desert Association’s work to conserve the high desert’s biodiversity and most ecologically important landscapes includes some of the most storied and important bighorn sheep herds and habitats in the state.

Protecting places like the Greater Hart-Sheldon, Owyhee Canyonlands and John Day River Basin helps to improve the outlook for these icons of the West. Learn more about what you can do to protect these landscapes at

—Renee Schiavone is the communication manager at Oregon Natural Desert Association, a nonprofit organization that protects and restores Oregon's high desert public lands and waters. Read more of her work at

A Bighorn’s habitat of choice — large, steep rocky areas with good forage — affords them considerable protection from predators. Bighorn sheep are known for their impeccable climbing skills and massive curved horns. There are likely fewer than 3,500 California bighorn sheep, among 30 herds, in Oregon today. They’re distributed in some of our wildest and most remote areas. Becky Kuperstein Kari Ferber Shannon Phifer


Munch and Music Kicks Off on 4th of July

34th annual free music series returns to Drake Park

The 34th annual Munch and Music event returns to Bend this summer, kicking off on July 4. The free music series occurs every Thursday from July 4 through Aug. 8, featuring a variety of vendors offering food, beverages, arts and crafts, a kids' area with inflatables and child-friendly activities — and a fantastic music lineup.

“We are sticking to the traditions of what Munch and Music is all about: free live music in beautiful Drake Park with all of the amazing vendors,” says Shannon Talbo, owner/event producer of Sionna Productions and event manager at Munch and Music.

There will be a selection of 25 food vendors that people can choose from, along with beverage stations featuring Deschutes Brewery and Avid Cider, providing refreshments and delicious food throughout the event.

“The most exciting part is Munch and Music kicks off on the 4th of July. It’ll be fun to offer something in the evening for the whole community around the same time the fireworks are culminating,” Talbo added.

Attendees can join Munch and Music for an unforgettable evening on the 4th of July featuring the talented guitar stylings of Ron Artis II with special guest the Miles Harris Trio, creating a funky rhythmic vibe perfect for the whole family.

“We’ve got an amazing music lineup this year,” states Talbo. “I just love that Munch and Music is still a way for people to still see music and come together as a community for free. Munch and Music is an event that really identifies

with Bend. I just think Drake Park is such a special location.”

Munch and Music is a tradition locals and visitors can look forward to in the heart of Drake Park. “We really want to thank our sponsors for being able to continue to come back year after year and support us. In particular, Summit Health and Pacific Source, really show up to help keep this event free.”

The music lineup for the Munch and Music 2024:

July 4 - Ron Artis II with special guest Miles Harris Trio

July 11 - Ozomatli with special guest The Rumpeppers

July 18 - The Dandy Warhols with special guest Not Your Ex Lover

July 25 - Kalimba with special guest That 90’s Band

Aug. 1 - Fruition with special guest Toast & Jam

Aug. 8 - Precious Byrd with special guest Dad Bods and Hella Shy

Munch & Music Every Thursday from July
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The 34th annual Munch and Music concert series kicks off on July 4 at Drake Park.
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CRAFT CR Chill Out With Frozen Summer Cocktails

Innovative frozen cocktails: Modern twists

As the summer sun rises and the temperatures soar, there's no better way to beat the heat than with a frosty, delicious cocktail in hand. Frozen summer cocktails offer a perfect blend of refreshment and indulgence, transforming ordinary moments into cool, delightful experiences.

From classic favorites to innovative creations, these icy beverages are some of my favorite companions for sunny days and balmy nights.

3. Frozen Margarita: A staple of summer, the frozen margarita combines the tangy zest of lime with the smooth kick of tequila, all blended with ice for a slushy treat. A salted rim and a wedge of lime complete this iconic drink, making it a go-to for poolside lounging.

Elderflower Margarita

This recipe is from my book, “The Flower-Infused Cocktail,” and is perhaps one of my favorite uses for elderflower in a cocktail!

• 2 oz reposado tequila

• 1/2 oz elderflower liqueur

• 1/2 oz simple syrup

• 3/4 oz lime juice

• 2 cups of ice

1. Piña Colada: Transport yourself to a tropical paradise with a frozen piña colada. This blend of creamy coconut, sweet pineapple and rum is an instant vacation in a glass. Garnish with a slice of pineapple and a maraschino cherry for an extra touch of island flair.

The Best Frozen Piña Colada

• 2 oz light rum

• 1 1/2 oz cream of coconut, like Coco Lopez

• 1 oz pineapple juice

• 1/2 oz lime juice

• 1 cup frozen pineapple

• 1 cup ice

• 1/2 oz aged rum, like Diplomatico Reserva to float


Prepare your glass by rubbing the rim with a lime and coating it with salt. Place in the freezer until ready to use. In a blender, combine tequila, elderflower liqueur, simple syrup, lime juice and ice. Blend well. Pour into your prepared glass and garnish with a lime wheel.

Combine all ingredients except for the aged rum in a blender and puree until smooth. Float aged rum at the top and garnish with a pineapple wedge and maraschino cherry.

2. Daiquiri: Simple yet satisfying, the frozen daiquiri mixes rum, lime juice and a touch of sugar with ice. Whether you prefer the classic lime version or a fruity twist with strawberries or mango, this cocktail is a refreshing delight.

Mango Daiquiri

• 2 oz dark rum

• 1 oz triple sec

• 1/2 oz lime juice

• 1 cup frozen mango

• 2 oz simple syrup

• 1 cup ice

• Absinthe mist

Add all ingredients except absinthe to a blender and blend on high until smooth. Pour into a glass and mist with absinthe. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Frozen cocktails are versatile and can elevate any summer occasion. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, lounging by the pool or enjoying a sunset at the lake, these frosty beverages are sure to keep you cool and refreshed.

Frozen summer cocktails are more than just drinks; they’re a celebration of the season’s best flavors and moments. So, dust off your blender, gather your favorite ingredients and toast to summer with a delightful frozen cocktail in hand. Cheers to staying cool and enjoying the vibrant tastes of the season!

- Read more recipes for this story online by visiting our website at

—Alyson Brown is a beverage photographer and drink stylist with an appreciation for a well-built cocktail. Her passion for cocktails led to her first book, “The Flower-Infused Cocktail: Flowers With A Twist.” Presently, Brown resides in The Stacks Studios in The Old Mill District, situated right in the heart of Bend.

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30. "Dry" : Jan. :: "Sober" : ___

Bird call 32. Big name in orange juice 33. Green ice cream flavor 34. Aster who directed "Midsommar" 36. Classic dog name 37. Bikini top

40. Texas city halfway between Dallas and Austin 41. Blue Buffalo rival 43. Charged atom 46. "Local Equals Fresh" grocery store chain 47. Certain plastics

48. Prof's degrees 49. Eye-bending designs

50. Drying out room? 51. Graceful birds

52. Overflowing pail sound

53. "Let me clarify"

54. Caroline Biden vis-à-vis Joe

58. Workers on a farm?

61. Just peachy

62. Argument closing letters

63. Athlete's outfit, briefly

Pearl’s Puzzle

Puzzle for the week of June 17, 2024

Fill in every row, column, and 3x3 box with each of the letters M U D N O B L E S exactly once.


The highlighted letters read left to right and top to bottom will “I’m not offended by jokes because I know I’m not that I’m not .” - Dolly Parton

Answer for the week of June 10, 2024

“We’re all born naked, and the

all born naked, and the rest is drag.”

VOLUME 28 ISSUE 25 / JUNE 20, 2024 / THE SOURCE WEEKLY 43 THE REC ROOM Crossword “Hoo Ha”
Difficulty Level Fill in every row, column, and 3x3 box with each of the letters exactly once. MUD NOBLES The highlighted letters read left to right and top to bottom will complete the quote: “I’m not offended by ______ jokes because I know I’m not ______…and I also know that I’m not ______.” — Dolly Parton We’re Local! Questions, comments or suggestions for our local puzzle guru? Email Pearl Stark at © Pearl Stark ★ ★ ★ ©2021 Brendan Emmett Quigley ( ACROSS 1. Please, in Potsdam 6. Japanese pet 11. ER drips 14. What a car freshener covers up 15. Pharmacist's allotments 16. Uncle on Univision 17. Duplicate a partnership? 19. Sch. with a branch in Taos 20. UB40 singer Campbell 21. Red money? 22. German industrial city on the Ruhr 24. Leave a mark on the front of an automobile? 28. Brian who co-produced a third of all U2 records 29. Praise to the skies 30. Supreme Court, after a recusal 33. The "P" in "DIPA" 35. Wall St. hedger 38. With 40-Across, support someone in an uncritical manner 39. Dander 40. See 38-Across 42. Pair 43. Egyptian goddess who helped those enter the afterlife 44. She might turn off the lights for you 45. "Turn!" 48. Drug that might makes you see things 49. First guaranteed winner? 55. Nut in a pie 56. Not very friendly 57. Not on the scene 59. Solver's "moment" 60. Royal from a certain dot-com? 64. Sought office 65. Tender beef cuts 66. Make into law 67. Sign of a future opening? 68. Teensy bit 69. Has a bite DOWN 1.
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rest is drag.” — RuPaul
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GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In the second half of 2012 and the first half of 2013, you launched a journey that will finally culminate soon. What a long, strange, and interesting trip it has been! The innovations you activated during that time have mostly ripened, though not entirely. The hopes that arose in you have brought mixed results, but the predominant themes have been entertaining lessons and soulful success. I hope you will give yourself a congratulatory gift, dear Gemini. I hope you will luxuriate in a ritual celebration to commemorate your epic journey. The process hasn’t been perfect, but even the imperfections have been magical additions to your life story.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): I suspect you may have metaphorical resemblances to a lightning rod in the coming weeks. Just in case I’m right, I urge you not to stroll across open fields during thunderstorms. On the other hand, I recommend that you be fully available to receive bolts of inspiration and insight. Put yourself in the presence of fascinating events, intriguing people, and stirring art. Make yourself ready and eager for the marvelous.

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Instead, you will harness your personal charm to spread blessings everywhere you go. You will activate a generosity of spirit in yourself that awakens and inspires others. Do not underestimate the electrifying energy pouring out of you, Sagittarius. Vow to make it a healing medicine and not a chaotic disruptor.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): I’ve had thousands of crucial teachers. There would be no such thing as me without their life-changing influences. Among that vast array have been 28 teachers whose wisdom has been especially riveting. I feel gratitude for them every day. And among those 28 have been five geniuses who taught me so much so fast in a short period of time that I am still integrating their lessons. One of those is Capricorn storyteller and mythologist Michael Meade. I offer you these thoughts because I suspect you are close to getting a major download from a guide who can be for you what Meade has been for me. At the very least, you will engage with an educational source akin to my top 28.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): "It's hard to get lost if you don't know where you're going," said experimental filmmaker Jim Jarmusch. He’s implying that there’s potential value in getting lost. Unexpected discoveries might arrive that contribute to the creative process. But that will only happen if you first have a clear vision of where you’re headed. Jarmusch’s movies benefit from this approach. They’re fun for me to watch because he knows exactly what he wants to create but is also willing to get lost and wander around in search of serendipitous inspirations. This is the approach I recommend for you in the coming weeks, dear Leo.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): In one of my previous lifetimes, I was a bricoleur—a collector and seller of junk who re-used the castaway stuff in new ways. That’s one reason why, during my current destiny, I am a passionate advocate for recycling, renewal, and redemption—both in the literal and metaphorical senses. I am tuned in to splendor that might be hidden within decay, treasures that are embedded in trash, and bliss that can be retrieved from pain. So I’m excited about your prospects in the coming weeks, Aquarius. If you so desire, you can specialize in my specialties.






VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Does any person or institution own a part of you? Has anyone stolen some of your power? Does anyone insist that only they can give you what you need? If there are people who fit those descriptions, Virgo, the coming weeks will be an excellent time to fix the problems. According to my understanding of life’s rhythms, you can summon the ingenuity and strength to reclaim what rightfully belongs to you. You can recover any sovereignty and authority you may have surrendered or lost.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In ancient Greek myth, Sisyphus was a forlorn character punished by the gods. He was required to push a boulder from the bottom to the top of a hill. But each time he neared the peak, the big rock, which had been enchanted by the crabby god Zeus, slipped away and rolled back down the hill. The story says that Sisyphus had to do this for all eternity. If there have been even minor similarities between you and him, Libra, that will change in the coming months. I predict you will finally succeed—is this your fifth attempt?—in finishing a task or project that has, up until now, been frustrating.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Is it possible to reap spiritual epiphanies while having sex? Can intense physical pleasure be a meditation that provokes enlightened awareness? Can joy and bliss bring learning experiences as valuable as teachings that arise from suffering? Here are my answers to those three questions, Scorpio, especially for you during the next four weeks: yes, yes, and yes. My astrological ruminations tell me that you are primed to harvest divine favors as you quest for delight.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Your animal magnetism and charisma could be wildly potent in the coming weeks. I’m worried that as a result, you may be susceptible to narcissistic feelings of entitlement. You will be extra attractive, maybe even irresistible! But now that you have received my little warning, I hope you will avoid that fate.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Some people imagine that being creative means having nonstop spontaneous fun. They think it’s primarily exuberant, adventurous, and liberating. As a person who prizes imaginative artistry, I can testify that this description is accurate some of the time. But more often, the creative process involves meticulous organization and discipline, periods of trial-and-error experimentation, and plenty of doubt and uncertainty. It’s hard work that requires persistence and faith. Having said that, Pisces, I am happy to say you are now in a phase when the freewheeling aspects of creativity will be extra available. You’re more likely than usual to enjoy spontaneous fun while dreaming up novel ideas and fresh approaches. Channel this energy into an art form or simply into the way you live your life.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): I love being logical and reasonable! The scientific method is one of my favorite ways to understand how the world works. I am a big fan of trying to ascertain the objective facts about any situation I am in. However, I also love being intuitive and open to mystical perceptions. I don’t trust every one of my feelings as an infallible source of truth, but I rely on them a lot to guide my decisions. And I also believe that it’s sometimes impossible to figure out the objective facts. In the coming weeks, Aries, I suggest you give more weight than usual to the second set of perspectives I described. Don’t be crazily illogical, but proceed as if logic alone won’t provide the insights you need most.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): In their book *Your Symphony of Selves*, Jordan Gruber and James Fadiman propose a refreshing theory about human nature. They say that each of us is a community of multiple selves. It’s perfectly natural and healthy for us to be an amalgam of various voices, each with distinctive needs and forms of expression. We should celebrate our multifaceted identity and honor the richness it affords us. According to my analysis of astrological omens, the coming weeks will be an excellent time for you to exult in your own symphony of selves and make it a central feature of your self-understanding.

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Building Trust: The Power of Choosing a Relational Real Estate Broker

In the fast-paced world of real estate, the right broker can significantly impact your buying, selling or investing experience. While some brokers prioritize swift transactions, those who adopt a relational and educational approach provide a deeper, more fulfilling service that transcends immediate deals.

A relational broker dedicates time and effort to understand your unique needs, dreams and long-term goals. This approach is about building trust and nurturing a relationship that endures. You become more than a client — you become a valued partner. Years later, when it’s time to make another real estate move, you already have a trusted advisor who knows your preferences and criteria. These brokers are well-acquainted with your preferences and can anticipate your future needs, providing resources and support to ensure your satisfaction and loyalty. They are connected with local vendors and referral partners, ensuring you have the best team for any job related to your home. These services can include and are not limited to contractors, movers and landscapers, that clients might need before or after a transaction.

In today’s real estate market, trust and reputation are crucial; choosing a relational broker is key to success. Find a broker who will invest in understanding you, make you feel valued and understood, and provide a seamless, supportive experience throughout your

real estate journey. Make sure they take the time to understand your unique situation and offer personalized advice, ensuring that every transaction is in your best interest.

As our communities grow, the need for brokers who are deeply connected and genuinely invested in their clients’ success becomes increasingly critical. By choosing a broker who emphasizes relationships over transactions, you ensure a positive and rewarding real estate experience. These brokers benefit from a steady stream of repeat clients and word-of-mouth recommendations, which are invaluable in closeknit communities.

You'll know you're working with a relational broker when they take the time to understand your unique needs and long-term goals, providing personalized advice rather than pushing for quick transactions. They maintain regular communication even after the sale, offer ongoing support and are proactive in keeping you informed about market trends. A relational broker connects you with reliable local vendors and offers tailored recommendations for services you might need. Their business is largely built on repeat clients and referrals, reflecting the trust and satisfaction they foster in their professional relationships. You will remember their name and be grateful you had them on your side. These brokers are dedicated to your success over the sale.

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