Source Weekly March 28, 2024

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I know you know that spring is here (and that we wish it could be a bit warmer to ring it in). But to underline the point a bit more, this week we’re bringing you a special issue focused on homes and gardens to give you some ideas for freshening up your spaces indoors and out. I chat with a local interior designer about current home trends, as well as profiling the local business that makes elaborate picnics for special occasions… or just because. We share the news about the school gardens that will get growing due to new grant funding, and also highlight the fun and learning that can happen when volunteering at a local farm. Plus, read about the new observatory in Terrebonne in this week’s Go Here, and check out Jared Rasic’s interview with actor David Dastmalchian in Screen. That’s just a sampling of what’s inside!

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Last week, we had questions about the way an Adult Parole and Probation home funded by Deschutes County was designated, and how that might have affected public notice for such a contentious property.

This week, we have more questions.

The new questions come after the Deschutes County Board of Commissioners abruptly voted last week to move that newly created Adult Parole and Probation home to another location and sell the current property. A number of people offered fiery testimony against the facility during last Wednesday’s Board of Commissioners meeting, arguing that siting a home that hosts previously incarcerated individuals and sex offenders so close to a park, school and the homes of numerous children was unfair, that too many of these types of facilities were located on Bend’s east side and that many neighbors never got notice. These are similar to arguments a group of neighbors has been making with the County since at least December, when the same Board of Commissioners voted in favor of purchasing the triplex in question.

The Board, in a unanimous vote, first voted in December to approve the facility at the location on Wilson Avenue, knowing the population that would live there and the makeup of the neighborhood. Then, that same board, in a 2-to1 vote, voted this week to move it, after hearing more testimony from neighbors and their representatives.

Why the abrupt change of heart?

Does it have anything to do with the public notice process? And, perhaps more crucially to all county taxpayers, how much is this change going to cost us?

Several individuals are already living at the property. Now it needs to be put on the market, a buyer found and a new property secured — ideally where there will be no new neighbors to complain.

But where exactly is that? Neighbors in any neighborhood in Deschutes

County could cite the same concerns these neighbors had — that they don’t want sex offenders living near them.

Commissioner Patti Adair was vehement in her support of moving the facility and moved to put it up for a vote that same day. Commissioner Phil Chang, on the other hand, suggested tabling a decision until the Commission could get a better picture of what the costs and other consequences of the move might be. County staff working on the issue advised against moving the facility, offering reasons why simply moving the facility elsewhere would not work. But in the end, Adair’s motion led to a 2-to-1 vote in favor of selling the property and moving on, with Commissioner Tony DeBone siding with Adair.

Elected officials have the responsibility to be good stewards of our tax dollars. To that end, it is imperative that they understand the impacts of their decisions fully before they make a vote. It is also their responsibility as leaders — to not only listen to the concerns of neighbors (which may be valid), but also to the counsel of the experts among the County staff, who in this case advised that moving the facility would be a losing game. This is exactly how you lose qualified staff — and that, also, comes at a price that we all pay.

Whatever moral issues are at hand here, there’s a lack of professionalism that is stunning and costly surrounding this issue. Chang asked for more time to analyze the fiscal impacts of this turnabout and yet his fellow commissioners — Adair and DeBone — would not consider their wider responsibilities and rushed to vote.

If the decision stands, perhaps there’s one small sliver of a silver lining: Ideally, this time around, the public notice process will involve ensuring that all neighbors know what’s coming. And hopefully, during this reset, County staff can rein in their exasperation as they start the whole process over again.

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Regarding Jared Rasic's "Big Screen Kenergy" (3/14), he mentioned director Jonathan Glazer's Oscar acceptance speech as the "best speech." Rasic called it a "gut punch." It certainly was. It was a gut punch to the memory of six million Jews who perished during the Holocaust and to the Jews, including babies who were burned alive and women who were raped, mutilated and tortured on 10/7 in Israel. Hamas documented this evil using their own GoPros. Even the Nazis had the shame to hide their barbarism. There is no moral equivalence between a terrorist group intent on genocide, as is Hamas, and a nation defending itself. Israel has given in to countless ceasefires and has never been met with anything but more attacks. There was a ceasefire on 10/6.

The disputed territories are not an occupation. Israel has ancestral and legal rights to its land. Is America on occupied land? The Palestinians have been offered countless opportunities for a state of their own. They have rejected them all. They are clear about their intent to wipe out Israel. Jihadism is fanaticism—it will not be contained to Israel in the future. Hamas has used its women and children as human shields and placed its weapons in hospitals and schools. The IDF tries to lessen casualties but is up against an enemy who doesn’t care about its population. Sadly, war has casualties. Still, the double standard applied to only Israel is the height of hypocrisy, propaganda and pure antisemitism.


While I agree with the sentiment behind this plan, I have significant reservations about allowing RV rentals and tiny homes to proliferate in rural private property areas of Deschutes County.

For success, we need to have solid infrastructure in place. There needs to be a robust set of codes, inspection processes and enforcement personnel. For example, rentals should be placed 100 feet off property lines, within 25 feet of the main residence and on lots greater than 1 acre to prevent extreme property depreciation of neighboring properties. Rentals should not be allowed on local access roads with no road maintenance. In addition, there needs to be ample animal control personnel or dog restrictions. In rural settings, people

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commonly allow dogs to roam, and the likelihood of impact on wildlife and wildlife migration patterns is significant. Wildlife already have their struggles and state/county habitat neglect.

In addition, there’s the enforcement issue. Code enforcement, Sheriff's deputies and game wardens will not have the resources to enforce laws. People *will* break the rules. Law enforcement won't have the bandwidth to address these issues, adding additional burden to the system.

I have lived in rural areas without proper infrastructure. It has been a disaster. Garbage, human waste dumped, loose/aggressive dogs and wildlife killed indiscriminately is problematic.

Implementing this well-intentioned plan could be disastrous. Without significant infrastructure enhancements, it will be a free-for-all. We can’t afford that. Think long view! Or we will have a separate set of problems later.


I would like to offer a different perspective from the pro-military-aid-toUkraine one that the Source presented this week in both its editorial page cartoon and its leadoff letter. Eastern Ukraine is, and for a long time has been, more pro-Russian than pro-Western. Without getting bogged down in the details, which are too extensive to mention here and apparently too inconvenient to appear in the pages of our popular press, I would like to point readers to a presentation by University of Chicago political science professor John Mearsheimer, titled "The Causes and Consequences of the Ukraine Crisis." Mearsheimer's conclusion, backed by data, is that the causes of the Ukraine crisis lie mostly, if not entirely, in the hands of the United States foreign policy establishment. Importantly, the talk was presented in 2015, which is to say that the U.S. was precipitating the crisis long before Putin invaded, and anyone paying attention could see it coming from a long way off. If you are curious enough to question the pro-military approaches promulgated by establishment media (and increasingly by Democrats), then Mearscheimer's talk is well worth the time required to listen to it and digest its implications for what has turned into yet another sinkhole for U.S. taxpayer dollars. The talk is here: https://tinyurl. com/mu3upxs8

There is an important safety issue that people should be made aware of concerning the upcoming eclipse on April 8, 2024. People should NOT use old eclipse glasses, especially ones that they used during a prior eclipse such as the one in 2017. The protective coatings on some eclipse glasses deteriorate over time and will not protect a person properly. It is entirely safe to use new glasses, and those who experience the period of totality do not need any glasses during those few minutes. But used glasses should not be reused, and should be discarded after this upcoming eclipse.

Astronomy Magazine (April 2024, p. 15) elaborates on this danger in the following way:

“No one can deny the beauty of a solar eclipse, but seeing one is not worth endangering your eyesight. Even a momentary look at the Sun with your naked eye during the partial phases risks long-lasting vision problems. A view through binoculars or a telescope can cause permanent blindness in a second or less. And the damage occurs painlessly, so you might not be aware of problems until hours later. Eclipse glasses are the easiest and cheapest way to protect your eyes.

“One note of caution, however: If you saved your eclipse glasses from seven years ago, toss them. The protective coating deteriorates over time and typically doesn’t last more than three years.”

I have encountered a number of people that were planning on using their glasses from 2017, so I would like to suggest some public announcements on this danger.

Thank you.

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Michael: Little did I know that so many eclipse-chasers are in our midst! For readers who are confused, do know that the nearest location to Bend I can reckon (that’s in full totality) for the April 8 eclipse is somewhere in Missouri. Believe it or not, I’ll be visiting Michigan that week, and get to see it! The rest of you, big road trip ahead. Just buy some new glasses on the way. Come on in for your gift card to Palate, Michael!

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2024 Street Preservation Plans

Bend City Council approved about $4.6 million worth of street preservation work on March 20. This year, the City plans to improve approximately 59 lane miles in Bend including about 16 miles of paving, 21 miles of chip seal, when asphalt emulsion and rock are applied to roads, and 22 miles of slurry seal, a treatment for low-volume residential streets.

“We have 900 lane miles of roads to maintain, and the cost of maintaining streets has increased considerably in recent years. In future years as the transportation fee increases our revenues, we will be able to steadily improve the pavement conditions,” said Transportation and Mobility Department Director David Abbas.

BPRD Loses Board Member, Announces Next Executive Director

Bend Park and Recreation District announced on March 20 that current deputy executive director, Michelle Healy, will become the next executive director, beginning July 1. This comes after current ED Don Horton last year announced plans to retire.

The board officially approved the employment contract at its March 19 meeting. As the new executive director,

Healy’s salary will be $214,000, according to BPRD’s Communication Manager Julie Brown. According to the press release, the board of directors conducted an internal search for the role. The board conducted an internal search for a successor, with input from district staff, community partners and stakeholders. BPRD’s goal was for a smooth transition ahead of the departure of Horton, who started in 2003.

Zavier Borja resigned from the board on March 19, due to frequent travel and job-related responsibilites. He’s currently working as the Regional Solutions Coordinator for the Governor’s office. The current term expires in June 2025.

“I’ve taken a hard look at myself and how I want to show up and it wasn't enough. It wasn't what the community deserves, what the voters deserve, what my colleagues, the staff deserve,” said Borja. “I felt it was the responsible thing to do, to vacate my seat and have someone that has a lot more capacity and time that they can give to the district in which it deserves.”

BPRD hosted an informational open house for the open board seat on March 15 and applications were due on March 22. Finalists will be invited to show presentations at the April 16 meeting.

Who’s Running?

A list of candidates in the local election races, and who you’ll see on the May primary ballot

The Oregon Primary Election is May 21, with several races in Central Oregon triggering the need for a primary election. Now that the deadline for filing for candidacy passed on March 12, here’s a look at who’s running for seats in May and November.

Oregon’s 5th Congressional District

House – 53rd District

Emerson Levy, current representative, is running for re-election as a Democrat. Keri Lopez, running as a Republican, is a member of the Redmond School District Board of Directors since 2021 and helps operate her husband’s small business building homes in Central Oregon.


- Pounds of trash picked up on Deschutes County land in Juniper Ridge since July 2023. From this week’s News story, “Deschutes County Waits to Relocate Juniper Ridge Residents, Continues Cleanup.”

“I think during COVID people were like, we can't escape — we’re all in this one giant room, unless we're in a bedroom. So now a lot of my floor plans are going back to individual spaces.”
—Interior designer

Sara Van


from this week’s Feature story, “Central Oregon Home Design Trends.”

Oregon 5th Congressional District includes Deschutes County, Clackamas County, Linn County and parts of Multnomah and Marion counties. Current Republican House rep, Lori Chavez-DeRemer, is running unopposed in the primary. Democrat Janelle Bynum, an Oregon state legislator and small business owner, will run against Jamie McLeod-Skinner, an engineer, a public servant and a small business owner during the May primary.

State Senate – 27th District

Oregon’s 27th District Senate seat is currently held by Republican Sen. Tim Knopp. Bend City Councilor Anthony Broadman announced his candidacy on Sept. 5. Broadman, running as a Democrat, has served on the Bend City Council since 2020 and served as mayor pro tem in 2022. He’s also the Chief Judge of the Warm Springs Court of Appeals and an attorney for tribal governments and small business.

Running unopposed as a Republican is Redmond School Board Chair Michael Summers. Summers is a third-generation owner of Summers Flooring and Design and a local musician. Summers filed for candidacy on March 5. Shannon Monihan, the former executive director of the Downtown Bend Business Association, was previously the Republican candidate but was disqualified due to residency concerns, according to an article from Oregon Capital Chronicle.

House - 54th District

Current State Representative of House District 54, Jason Kopf, D-Bend, is up for reelection, running unopposed.

Deschutes County Commissioner

Current County Commissioner Phil Chang is running for reelection for the Deschutes County Commissioner Position #2, a nonpartisan race. Others running include Brian Huntamer, a veteran who has a background in real estate, construction and drug and alcohol counseling, Rob Imhoff, a business owner, and Judy Trego, the current executive director of a nonprofit. With four people in the race, the candidates will appear on the May primary ballot to determine the two who will move forward to the general election.

Deschutes County Sheriff

As current Deschutes County Sheriff Shane Nelson announced in July 2023 that he wouldn’t seek re-election, those running include current DSCO Capt., William Bailey and Kent Vander Kamp, who currently leads the field operations of Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team. Since fewer than three candidates filed for this race, it will move to the November General Election.

These are the candidates running for office in the upcoming May and November elections. Photos courtesy of candidate websites

Deschutes County Waits to Relocate Juniper Ridge Residents, Continues


County staff offered an update on the progress at Juniper Ridge, holding off on decisions to relocate residents and increase funding

In June 2023, the Deschutes County Board of Commissioners approved a remediation plan to clean up the area of Juniper Ridge and offer services to individuals living in encampments on the County-owned property. On March 20, County staff members updated the board on progress and asked for direction on next steps.

The County decided to allocate $200,000 back in June in order to address code violations that brought up public health and safety concerns. As of March 8, the County has spent a total of $112,400 on cleanup efforts and resident services at the property on the north end of Bend. According to a staff report, the remaining funds will last until approximately June 30.

At Wednesday’s meeting, staff members recommended allocating additional funds to continue services once the initial budget is expended. The staff report suggests that additional funds could come from American Rescue Plan Act funds set aside to address homelessness, the General Fund or be included in the fiscale year 2024-25 proposed budget. County Commissioners decided to discuss additional funds at a future meeting.

Since July, the County has set up three different stations, each with portable toilets, drinking water stations, hand washing stations and dumpsters. The County considers this a temporary fix to decrease code violations occurring at the property.

County staff members noted that a complete cleanup remedying many of the code violations, such as unpermitted structures and RVs used as dwellings, cannot be caried out while people are still living on the property.

While the County plans to eventually relocate people from the area, it’s waiting until there are enough outdoor shelters for people to move to, such as the new temporary outdoor shelter facility that is in the planning phases.

“We are waiting to see what results from that coordinated effort and, in the meantime, continuing services to that area to try to mitigate code violations that were

Commissioners Vote to Move Eastside Parole And Probation Housing

The search begins for an alternative location for a controversial property housing clients of Adult Parole and Probation

Deschutes County Commissioners voted March 20, in a 2-1 vote, to look for an alternative location for the Wilson Avenue Housing Program. The property, which serves male clients on supervision with Deschutes County Parole and Probation, garnered a lot of input from neighbors and community members who were unhappy with the location and the public notice process.

identified,” said Janice Garceau, the Deschutes County health services director.

The County reported on March 20 that it has greatly reduced the amount of human waste and trash at the property. County contractors cleaned up abandoned or burned-out encampments and distributed trash bags to residents to be taken to a nearby dumpster.

County staff members have seen a lot of resident cooperation with these services and cleanup efforts, they said. Many in the area reportedly help the remediation company with picking up trash and limiting code violations.

Since the cleanup has begun, contractors have removed 75,000 pounds of trash, 80 bio-buckets consisting of human waste, around 500 tires, and about 39 burned or abandoned encampments.

Staff members reported about 14 occupied encampments on the County-owned Juniper Ridge property, approximately 20 people, and an estimate of 74 vehicles and 17 RVs. The report found many more camps and hundreds of people on adjacent land, not owned by the County.

The County-owned land is approximately 50 acres. Other areas of Juniper Ridge are owned by the City of Bend and/or the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. “There has

been some cleanup, but it's a huge area, and we're really only addressing a small portion of it,” Garceau told the Source Weekly.

Staff members reported benefits and challenges to this approach. “It is definitely cleaner, it’s definitely somewhat safer and people are definitely making use of resources without damaging them,” said Garceau.

However, the camp still struggles with holding harmful individuals accountable. It also continues to take time to move individuals into more permanent housing – an ongoing issue.

“The charge of the group was to clean up, to the extent possible, the items that were a public safety health concern, and we have. The only thing that hasn't been addressed are some of the structures that people are living in,” said Garceau. “In order to address those, you'd have to ask people to leave, and the county wasn't prepared to do that.”

Neighbors near the property at 640 Wilson Ave started a petition in December to sell, relocate or repurpose the property, which gathered over 1,400 signatures. A group of eastside Bend residents has also been documenting City and County transitional housing and shelter facilities, noting a high concentration in Larkspur and on the east side of Bend, including this housing program.

After a lengthy public testimony from neighbors of the housing program and Bend residents, County Commissioners deliberated on whether to continue discussions about the property or make a decision.

Commissioner Patti Adair announced that the board would make a motion, rather than discuss options at a later meeting. Adair brought up economic disparities in the community and felt it was unfair to place the program in this neighborhood.

She also noted that the property was originally supposed to be 1,000 feet from a park. The property the County purchased ended up being less than 1,000 feet from Kiwanis Park.

“It’s really unfortunate that the rules keep changing,” she said at the meeting.

Commissioner Phil Chang said at the meeting that he would like to continue discussions. “I think it would be premature to vote on this before we have a fiscal plan.”

When it came to the vote, Commissioners Tony DeBone and Adair both voted yes to find a new location. “We in the County need to do better,” said Adair. “I would really like to have this moved somewhere else.”

Chang voted no, stating that he wanted more information about how the County would purchase a new property and address neighbor concerns about a new location. “I don’t really understand how the proposal to move the location doesn’t just land us in this exact same place,” he said.

After making a final vote, County Commissioners agreed to come back in April to discuss the next steps.

Above, a shelter structure at Juniper Ridge, while nearby was a collection of discarded tires. Photos courtesy of Deschutes County
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Environmental Center financia varios proyectos

de huertos

escolares para ayudar a los estudiantes a

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que se conectan con la naturaleza

Un total de 11 escuelas del centro de Oregón recibieron fondos para apoyar este año proyectos de hortalizas. El programa educativo, a través de The Environmental Center, ayuda a financiar la infraestructura de huertos escolares en la región, otorgándoles más de $17,500 a 11 distintos proyectos.

Las escuelas que recibieron fondos, entre escuelas primarias a escuelas preparatorias, atenderán a más de 1,350 jóvenes en cuatro distritos escolares.

Los beneficiarios incluyen a la escuela secundaria del condado de Jefferson, la escuela preparatoria Madras, la escuela primaria Barnes Butte, Redmond Proficiency Academy, Step Up del Centro Educativo Edwin Brown, la escuela preparatoria Realms, la escuela preparatoria Bend High, la escuela primaria Bear Creek, la escuela primaria Miller, la escuela primaria Elk Meadow y la escuela Three Rivers K-8.

Los proyectos de los huertos son simples, tal como los kits para el cultivo de hongos, hasta proyectos más extensos, como la construcción de un nuevo huerto escolar implantado al aire libre. Otros proyectos incluyen la mejora de espacios o huertos al aire libre existentes, revitalización de huertos y artículos para invernaderos o experimentos de cultivo en salones de clase.

Environmental Center apoya estos proyectos como parte de su programa Garden for Every School/Huertos para cada escuela, enfocándose en la educación basada en los huertos y alimentos, en las aulas, las cafeterías, los huertos escolares y en las excursiones.

“Nos dimos cuenta que solo hay algunos estudiantes que podemos traer a nuestro huerto”, comentó Denise Rowcroft, gerente de programas de Environmental Center. Podrían acceder a más estudiantes al trabajar con maestros y al lanzar o sustentar huertos escolares.

Además de apoyar los huertos, el programa brinda a las escuelas asistencia técnica, conecta a los chicos con alimentos saludables, organiza una red de Educadores de Huertos y opera su propio Huerto de Aprendizaje.

El programa surgió de un movimiento nacional para huertos escolares para lograr que más estudiantes salieran a la naturaleza. Al mismo tiempo, dijo Rowcraft, la gente estaba tomando más conciencia del origen de sus alimentos.

“Vimos las aulas de alimentos y huertos al aire libre como una manera de conectar a los jóvenes con la naturaleza,” dijo Rowcroft. Algunas escuelas ven estos proyectos como un espacio terapéutico para que

los estudiantes puedan autorregularse y sentirse tranquilos. Cuando se les preguntó a los estudiantes por medio de los cuestionarios proporcionados por Environmental Center cómo se sienten estando en la naturaleza, muchos de los estudiantes utilizaron palabras como a salvo, tranquilo y menos estresado.

Los huertos al aire libre pueden ayudar a los estudiantes de varias maneras, como ayudar a demostrar las lecciones de las materias escolares. Al relacionar los proyectos de los huertos con ciertas materias de historia, ciencia, matemáticas o aprendizaje socioemocional. Maestros alrededor del país han visto que los proyectos de huertos pueden enriquecer el aprendizaje, dijo Rowcroft,

Además del programa de Environmental Center de huertos escolares, la organización invita a voluntarios de la comunidad a su huerto de 4 a 6pm el primer y tercer martes del mes, de marzo hasta el mes de octubre. Los eventos de happy hour gardening son perfectos para las familias y ofrecen cerveza y bebidas sin alcohol. Dos eventos futuros son patrocinados por Boneyard Beer y se llevarná a cabo el 2 y 6 de Abril.


Classroom Cultivation: Funding for School Garden Projects

The Environmental Center funds various school garden projects to help students learn while connecting with nature

Atotal of 11 Central Oregon schools received funding to support garden projects this year.

The educational program, through The Environmental Center, helps fund the infrastructure for regional school gardens, awarding over $17,500 to 11 various garden projects.

Schools that received funding, which range from elementary schools to high schools, will collectively serve over 1,350 youth in four school districts.

Recipients include Jefferson County Middle School, Madras High School, Barnes Butte Elementary School, Redmond Proficiency Academy, StepUp at Edwin Brown Education Center, Realms High School, Bend Senior High School, Bear Creek Elementary School, Miller Elementary School, Elk Meadow Elementary School and Three Rivers K-8 School.

The awarded garden projects range from small projects like mushroom growing kits to larger plans, such as constructing a new outdoor school garden. Other projects included improvements to existing outdoor gardens or spaces, garden revivals and supplies for greenhouses or classroom growing experiments.

The Environmental Center supports these projects as part of its Garden for Every School program, focusing on garden and food-based education in classrooms, cafeterias, school gardens and on field trips.

“We realized that there’s only so many students that we can bring to our garden,” said Denise Rowcroft, program manager at the Environmental Center. They could reach more students through working with teachers and starting or sustaining school gardens.

In addition to supporting gardens, the program provides technical assistance to schools, connects kids to healthy foods, organizes a Garden Educator Network and operates its own Learning Garden.

The program blossomed out of a national school garden movement aimed at getting more students outside in nature. At the same time, said Rowcraft, people were becoming more mindful about where their food was coming from.

“We saw food and outdoor garden classrooms as a way to connect youth to nature,” said Rowcroft. Some schools see these projects as a therapeutic space for students to be able to self-regulate and feel calm. In student questionnaires provided by The Environmental Center many students used words like safe, calm and less stressed when asked how they felt in nature.

Outdoor gardens can help students in a variety of ways, like helping to demonstrate lessons in school subjects. Teachers around the country have found that garden projects can enhance learning material, said Rowcroft, relating garden projects to certain subjects


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in history, science, math or social-emotional learning.

These projects can also educate students on the topic of food insecurity and sustainability. “We want children to know the power of seed saving – planting a seed and knowing how to grow food so that you can provide food for yourself and your family,” said Rowcroft.

Since 2017, The Environmental Center has raised and awarded over $106,000 to support local school and community organizations in garden-based efforts. The Environmental Center helps support these projects through donations from individual donors, local and regional businesses, foundations and nonprofit organizations.

In addition to the Environmental Center’s school garden program, the organization also invites volunteers from the community to its on-site garden from 4-6pm on the first and third Tuesday from March through October. The happy hour gardening events are family friendly and offer beer as well as non-alcoholic beverages. The next two events are sponsored by Boneyard Beer and will take place on April 2 and 16.

“It’s one of the ways that we help maintain the garden,” said Rowcroft. The events serve as a great way for people to mingle while learning how to garden in Central Oregon. Community members are invited to just stop in and be a part of it.

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Picnics in the Garden, the Park… or Anywhere Else

Maybe you’ve seen them around Bend in recent years: over-thetop picnic setups, featuring pillows, lanterns and elaborate table displays… all set up in the theatre of Mother Nature. That’s the work of Shawn Zettle at Bend Boho, who creates popup picnics in Bend for two to 20 people.

When it comes to design trends, the “boho” style is certainly in. In one online survey, the boho trend was the most searched-for home design trend in Oregon this year. For those who love the style but lack the design aesthetic, this is one way to get the vibe… at least for a little while.

The Source Weekly connected with Zettle about her picnic business for this Home & Garden issue.

Source Weekly: Share a bit about why you started Bend Boho. Did you have any work experience in the past that led to this venture?

Shawn Zettle: I spend several months out of the year in San Diego. I

saw these luxury picnics being done on the cliffsides of the Pacific Ocean and thought what a beautiful thing to bring to Central Oregon to help showcase our beautiful parks.

I have always been creative and have loved giving theme-based parties. I have created and executed large corporate parties over the last eight years for Bend Heating and Sheet Metal. They have been a lot of fun and have been talked about for years!

SW: Do you have typical client profile?

SZ: I cater to anyone. Lots of tourists, family reunions, bridal showers, baby showers, engagements and special date nights. And sometimes, “just because.”

SW: Where do you typically set up?

SZ: I typically set up in the Bend parks. My favorite is Pioneer Park because it is a little more intimate than Drake Park and has no duck poop! I can set up in a client’s yard or inside their home. I also use several venues around

“I usually have quite a bit of boho props around the picnic so that my clients get the full luxury experience, such as a hanging chandelier, macrame stand, feathers, pillows and lots of candles and lanterns.”
—Shawn Zettle

town when the weather is not cooperating. I can set up anywhere that is relatively easy to get to, as my setup has a lot of parts that are heavy to carry.

SW: What kind of customizations can clients get with your picnics?

SZ: Clients can request different colors for their table décor. I always try to include a little surprise that personalizes the experience and makes the client feel special. Clients can request a charcuterie board, or I can pick up food from a restaurant or they can provide their own.

SW: Share a little bit about the picnic you set up for the Source Weekly’s photo shoot for this week’s cover (shot at Moonfire and Sun Garden Center). What was your inspiration there? Is that a typical setup for Bend Boho?

SZ: The setup for the photo shoot was not as extensive as I normally do. I did not want to overwhelm or take away from the greenery. I wanted the colors to pop against all the plants from Moonfire, so I choose the hot pinks and

gold. I usually have quite a bit of boho props around the picnic so that my clients get the full luxury experience, such as a hanging chandelier, macrame stand, feathers, pillows and lots of candles and lanterns.

SW: Anything else you’d like people to know?

SZ: I can help coordinate and execute any type of event. Just ask. My low boho tables can accommodate up to 20 people, or I can use standard tables to include more people. I also have a 6-foot red rose heart that can be used for an engagement with lots of candles and rose petals. I also can rent my 4-foot light up LOVE letters and other various party décor. I am open to anything! Bend


Bend Boho styles gorgeous picnics that come to you Left, an outtake of this week’s cover shoot at Moonfire and Sun Garden Center, with a picnic setup by Bend Boho. Right photos, a typical boho picnic setup “in the wild” with Bend Boho.
Photos: left by Jen Galler, right by Bend Boho

Spring Training on the Farm … Dig In

Sustainable agriculture volunteerism— in brawn & brain

The pink pumpkin, or Porcelain Doll, is ready to become soup. A farmer sold me on its virtues at the market, likening it to the more common butternut squash variety with adjectives like creamy and perfect. So, I try my hand at seeding, oiling, salting, baking and scraping the most brilliant orangefleshed, odd-looking squash. In Latin, Cucurbita maxima it is called; Cucurbita moschata is its sister, butternut squash’s proper name. It is another and foreign language to me. Such is gardening.

Latin etymology is just one lesson learned lovingly on the fields of local and regional farms, farmers and farming welcoming helping hands. And the red door to the red barn has open arms for those wanting to dig in from the dirt level to administration and events contribution. There is something for all those who can donate a piece of their week to help to sustain community, regional, organic, sustainable agriculture, and it’s closer than thought in our abundant Central Oregon high desert backyard clime. Splendid produce provided.

A physical workout can sure be guaranteed, but also much that stimulates the brain and warms the heart, is on the table.

“We hope to develop a compassion for what we do… we hope in the experience to learn,” says Jeremy Fox of Fields Farms. “To learn ‘this is what it takes.’ It’s hard, and cold and hot and wet, and to teach a true experience.” The farm’s best and most strident volunteer is oneand-one-half years old, and director of farm risk management, Fox laughs. “She is the best volunteer we have,” he says of his daughter. Pruners in careful hands.

And of course, Fox adds, it is on individual volunteering basis expertise to

develop and continue a relationship with a farm. “If it’s a good experience, it’s a good fit.”

Fields Farm is a 10-acre CSA, pesticide-free, soil-building farm that produces and provides greens and beans, root vegetables, corn, garlic, onion and potatoes, and of course, broccolis and cauliflowers…Brasica oleracea. Latin lesson again noted.

“We hope that all can gain a perspective with just a day outside and plug into what they’re interested in that is compatible to what they’d like to do,” says Fox. “To connect those dots.” The dots from field and food to table, and beyond.

Central Oregon Locavore is one such facilitator of farm programs as Fields, and a large one. Locavore helps, among many things, to bring volunteers to fields, producing and making the farm to table — good food to the most palatable discerners, the most exquisite of taste buds and the most in need during food insecurities.

Food bank donations are its signature contribution. Volunteers make it happen.

“It’s not always glamorous,” says Lexie Houchins-Park, outreach coordinator for Central Oregon Locavore. “Meeting where they are is a huge part of volunteering programs. We honor time and respect needs. There is a large variety of skills that contribute and are involved with volunteering.”

Willing Workers on Local Farms, or WWOLF, is the brainchild of Central Oregon Locavore, based in part by its international inspiration of WWOOF, Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms, where WWOOFers are linked with organic farmers for an educational ecological global exchange to learn sustainable practices and culture. On the eastern flanks of the Cascades, WWOLF gathers its “packs” to learn, grow and assist regional organic farms and farmers. And of course, a homegrown, homemade meal comes at the end of the day.

“It’s an advocacy for gardening, a returning to volunteering and building confidence out there,” she says. “Over time, these skills build. There is a sensory experience that builds in our unique climate.”

It’s not just brawn that is gained from the fruits of volunteer labors but brain exercise, too. Botanical names, plant identifications and definitions whether hardy, tender, hard, soft, resilient or delicate, can all be shared in the field. Garden study also includes learning Latin roots. So ...

Vitam vivere (live), Carpe Diem (enjoy), Vita vivet (enjoy & live life)… do all. And a farm might just help. You, and them. In brain and brawn.

For me, for now, I’m going back to my delicta squash recipe. It calls for a pinch of consciousness and my local farm and market, where digging in is apropos. And so is learning about a tiger striped squash I have no idea about.

Teamwork is key, as volunteer farmworkers gravitate to the tasks they enjoy doing the most. Photos by Amanda Long

Central Oregon Home Design Trends

SFrom avoiding ‘disaster tile’ to reconsidering the open floorplan, a local interior designer shares some thoughts

pend a lot of time watching HGTV and you start to think you know what interior design and home remodeling are all about. Pick some colors, rip out some walls and presto, you’re enjoying a whole new look to your home.

But behind those before-and-after home reveals comes a lot of time and hard work — something interior designer Sara VanStelten knows a lot about. VanStelten is the owner of Spruce & Tailor, an interior design company based in Bend. Trained in interior design (with a side of architecture, business management and art history, she says) at the University of Minnesota, VanStelten made her way around various cities in the U.S. before eventually settling in Bend, where she spends about half her time working with clients on new construction projects, and another half on home remodels.

The work is busy, she says. “People think oftentimes kind of think it’s luxurious — picking all the pretty stuff, but probably 75% of the job is project management and dealing with people… relationships and subcontractors,” VanStelten said.

On a recent Friday, I sat down with VanStelten to get her thoughts, in her own words, on design trends, DIY projects and more, in honor of our Home & Garden issue.

Current design trends for Central Oregon

For a while it was more mountain modern, and I think now for people, it's going a little softer, a little cozier feeling. Even the giant open floor plans where it's like kitchen-dining-living in one giant space… I think during COVID people were like, we can't escape — we’re all in this one giant room, unless we're in a bedroom. So now a lot of my floor plans are going back to individual spaces — to have a kitchen with a little eating area, but then you have more of a traditional dining room again and a living room that's sort of walled off. So, there's a little bit more separation to space.

Advice for new homeowners

Come up with the long-term plan instead of just diving into piece-by-piece puzzles. It's overwhelming. You do something over here, and then it affects something over here, and you're not thinking that far ahead. So, make kind of an ultimate plan, and then start to tackle it, instead of just, ‘let's do this first and then let's do this’ and then by the end, you're like, this is a cluster and nothing works.

Designing for resale

I think one thing that's trendy that can turn people off is tile. So, like in a bathroom, a lot of people are doing patterned tiles and stuff and if you don't like that, it's more of an expensive change to rip that out — and does it match with everything else in the bathroom? Because kitchen and baths are the most expensive remodels.

So when designing I try to talk to people about classic choices — especially if they're planning on selling — that aren't going to go out of style immediately or people can add their own flair with all your accessory stuff, or change their lighting or the hardware or whatever, but don't do that elaborate backsplash. That's a big one that I rip out of a lot of places — people just hate like the backsplash or the bathroom. They're just repulsed by what's in there.

What she wishes people knew about home design and remodeling projects

Everything is going to take longer than expected. Everyone watches HGTV and they're like, ‘oh we know what’s going on here.’ Hiring a designer, going through this process — things are not cheap or easy like they are on TV.

Things homeowners can actually DIY (and have it come out looking good)

Some of those accessory type things — I think paint is a super easy one. That is the cheapest easiest major change to a room, right? And then there's some small stuff, like small upgrade stuff — drawer hardware, cabinetry hardware. You can buy it anywhere — it can be super cheap, but it totally changes all the finishes, changes like the whole vibe right up.

Lighting is another one — a huge price range. You could buy a chandelier for like $100, or you can spend $10,000, but it's something that's super easy to change out. You don't really need a lot of help to do that.

Things to leave to the professionals

I've seen disaster tile. It's a tricky one, because people think like, ‘oh, it's super easy and you just, like, lay out this pattern,’ but there's so much more, like waterproofing. So that's a big one. Also, any of the big-ticket items. If you're putting in wood flooring, consult a professional. Electrical and plumbing — the stuff that could damage a lot of stuff if you mess it up.

Homeowners sometimes make design choices that really hone in on their personal style — which can be good to help someone feel at home, but not so great for resale. When thinking about the broader picture, interior designer Sara VanStelten recommends going for a more classic look in the backsplash and elsewhere, like the one seen in this kitchen she designed for a client. Photo by Chris Murray Productions Unsplash
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Enjoy the mesmerizing harmonies of celebrated South African vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo. From historically rooted songs to modern international collaborations, the group performs timeless music imbued with beauty and a universal message of unity. Wed., Mar. 27, 7:30pm at the Tower Theatre. 835 NW Wall St., Bend. $36-$51 plus $4 historic preservation fee.




A night of bingo filled with laughter, excitement and generosity, all in support of the Boys and Girls Club. With fantastic prizes up for grabs and a lively atmosphere, every dab of the bingo marker helps make a difference in the lives of children in need. Bring your friends and family for a fun-filled evening where winning means more than just shouting "Bingo!" Thu., Mar. 28, 6pm at Craft Kitchen and Brewery. 62988 NE Layton Ave., Bend. $103.

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Composer and producer Harry Springer performs bedroom-pop under the moniker Moonwalker. His versatile sound draws from electronic influence and is highlighted by his self-aware lyricism. Fri., Mar. 29, 7pm at Volcanic Theatre Pub. 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $15.

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New York's own Jaren George pairs up with the brilliantly quirky Todd Basil for a double dose of hilarity that promises to leave you in stitches. George is renowned for his sharp wit and charismatic storytelling, while Todd Basil's off-the-wall observations and unique take on everyday absurdities will have you seeing the world through a hilariously twisted lens. Fri., Mar. 29, 8pm at Craft Kitchen and Brewery. 62988 NE Layton Ave., #103. $15.

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A thought-provoking evening, beginning with a film screening followed by an insightful panel discussion on regenerative agriculture. Through the lens of cinema and the expertise of panelists, participants will explore the intersection of sustainable farming practices, environmental stewardship and community building. Screening is proudly presented by Cultivate Bend, Tower Theatre Foundation and High Desert Food and Farm Alliance, seeking common ground and positive change for the planet's future. Fri., Mar. 29, 6:30pm at the Tower Theatre. 835 NW Wall St., Bend. $22.




Dance the night away as Portland artist, DJ Wicked, takes the stage for two electrifying nights at the Canteen at The Campfire Hotel. With his infectious beats and seamless mixes, DJ Wicked will transform the atmosphere into an unforgettable party complete with feel good jams and high-energy entertainment. Fri.-Sat., Mar. 29-30, 7-10pm at Campfire Hotel. 721 NE 3rd St., Bend. Free.




Captivating singer/songwriter Lindsay Lou is a bluegrass folk artist who isn't afraid to explore topics of grief, loss and self-discovery through her music. Lou utilizes every weapon in her musical arsenal, from acoustic guitars to synth sampling, to create an immediately recognizable sound reminiscent of her favorite Nashville legends. Sat., Mar. 30, 7pm at Volcanic Theatre Pub. 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $18.

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Delight in an array of exquisite dishes and exciting Easter events at this grand buffet. All are welcome to participate and enjoy memorable photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, a fantastic Easter egg hunt across the grounds and more at the Riverhouse Convention Center. Sun., Mar. 31, 9:30am-1:30pm. 2850 NW Rippling River Ct., Bend. $37.50-$75.




With spot-on renditions of classic hits and high-energy performance, Van Halen Tribute group, Jump, pays homage to the legendary ‘80s rockers in a way that's sure to thrill fans old and new. From blistering guitar solos to powerhouse vocals, get ready to relive the magic of Van Halen in an unforgettable night of music and nostalgia on Tue., Apr. 2, 7:30pm at the Tower Theatre. 835 NW Wall St., Bend. $60.

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S SOUND Count Me In, Scottie!

A conversation with Billy and the Box Kid’s percussionist Scottie McClelland on what brought the band together, its new EP and how the HomeGrown Music Festival is more than just a 4/20 celebration

Billy and the Box Kid is a fresh string band from Bend that has found its footing in the ever-evolving local music scene, blending Anderson Koenig's fast-paced acoustic country rock 'n’ roll with Scottie McClelland's cajon drumming.

“We started as a duo but quickly started acquiring members,” McCelland said. According to the percussionist, the band was actually built through open mics around Bend. “I went to this open mic and I saw Anderson Koenig play,” McClelland recalled. “I came up to him after his set and told him, ‘Hey man, I really like your music, have you ever done gigs before, have you ever been in a band?’ He said no and I asked him if he wanted to be, he said yes and the next few open mics I’d bring my box drum and started playing with him.” The unique fusion of genres resulted in an infectious brand of outlaw country that quickly caught the attention of talented open mic musicians Tommy Lutz, Ryan Harris and Ben Woessner, who round out the five-piece string band.

A classic traveling troubadour, McCelland cites his time traveling in South America as a huge inspiration for his music. “I went down to Peru about a year before I moved to Bend,” he explained. “I was going out to dinner in Cusco and seeing live music and a lot of it was incorporating this box drum, the cajon, which I had never seen before.” After his first encounter, the musician proudly boasted that his obsession was immediate. “I like hitting things with my hands, so I became enamored with it and I purchased one shortly after I got home from Peru and went from there.”

Heavily influenced by golden age rock 'n’ roll, timeless bluegrass and Southern blues, the band recently released its latest four-track EP, “Old Dirt Road,” just last month, showcasing the group's maturation and ability to modernize bluegrass with a vibrant sound. The title track, “Old Dirt Road,” is an electrifying start to the record, with Koenig’s smoky vocal telling the story of the wayward traveler taking on the world. “You know, that's a song that really connects with me and the rest of the band,” McClelland confessed. “We’re all Bend transplants coming from different areas of the country and we all kind of came here with the same intention, and no plan, just looking for something, and we found each other.”

In addition to providing the backbeat for the band, McClelland is an active part of the upcoming HomeGrown Music Festival from April 18-20. As founder of the festival and creative director for High Desert Music Collective, McClelland spoke with palpable excitement about the multi-day celebration,

“Last year was the first official year of HomeGrown,” he explained, “and HomeGrown is all about the community and all about local bands. We should be building the local scene here and helping bands expand outside of Bend and accomplish their dreams.”

“We’re all Bend transplants coming from different areas of the country and we all kind of came here with the same intention, and no plan, just looking for something, and we found each other.”
—Scottie McClelland
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Anderson Koenig (with guitar), Scottie McCelland (top left), Tommy Lutz (top center), Ryan Harris (front center) and Ben Woessner (right) immediately bonded over a shared passion for music and wanting to be involved in the Bend music community. Scottie McClelland’s steady and masterful work on the cajon can be heard throughout the four-track EP, “Old Dirt Road,” available on YouTube music, Apple Music and Spotify. Courtesy Billy and the Box Kid Instagram Courtesy Scottie McClelland Courtesy Scottie McClelland

27 Wednesday

Blacksmith Public House Head Games

Trivia at The Blacksmith! A fun night of trivia hosted by Head Games Trivia! Put your thinking caps on every Wednesday night and bring a team of your smartest friends. Free to play! 7-9pm. Free.

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 stand-up comedy, this is where you start! 8-10pm. Free.

Crosscut Warming Hut No 5 Ghost of Brian Craig Relax with a pint and enjoy great local music every Wednesday from 6-8pm.

Deschutes Brewery Public House Head Games Trivia Night Head Games multi-media trivia is at Deschutes Bend Public House every Wednesday. Win prizes. Teams up to six. 6:308:30pm. Free.

Kobold Brewing / The Vault Taphouse Trivia Night Trivia Night at The Vault! Come test your knowledge and drink top notch local beer! 6:30-8pm. Free.

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, whichever comes first. 21+. 6:30pm. Free.

McMenamins Old St. Francis School

Call Down Thunder Playing the music of the Grateful Dead, Call Down Thunder, returns to McMenamins Wed., Mar. 27 in Father Luke’s room at McMenamins Old St Francis School right in the heart of downtown bend. Visuals by Trippy Lights. Come get sanctified by the groove! 6pm. 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.

Pour House Grill 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! Free.

28 Thursday

The Ballybogs and Friends Grab a pint, relax and enjoy live music by an amazing group of artists that brings the best Irish trad music in Central Oregon. Every Thursday at The Cellar. 6-8pm. Free.

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

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

Blacksmith Public House Karaoke Hosted by DJ Chrise Come out after work for a fun night of Karaoke with DJ Chris at Blacksmith Public House! Grab a drink, sing a song, have some tasty food and unwind after a long day. 6-8pm.

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.

Cascade Lakes Pub on Century Live Music with Eric Leadbetter Grab a beer and join for live music with Eric Leadbetter on the patio at the Pub on Reed Market. Music starts at 5:30pm, free and family-friendly. 5:30-7:30pm. 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. No Cover Charge.

Eqwine Wine Bar Open Mic Got a musical bone you’d like to share? Come to open mic night at Eqwine every Thursday at 7pm. Your first beer/ cider is on the house if you take the stage. 7-9pm. Free.

Northside Bar & Grill Corrupted Kin A talented classic, alternative and folk rock trio. 7-9pm. Free.

River’s Place Erin Cole-Baker Her timeless, stunning talent and song craft explore the depth of being human through her intimate lyrics, rich velvety voice, guitar and an engaging sense of melody. 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.

Sisters Depot Paul Eddy Bedell Artist and local singer/songwriter plays a solo show in Frankie’s Upstairs at Sister’s Depot. Covers and originals. 7-9pm. $20.

The Bend Wine Bar & Winery Tasting Room Trivia Night Tease your brain and win cool prizes. Happy Hour menu will be offered during game time. Grab your friends and enjoy an evening of fabulous wines, snacks and fun! Every last Thursday of the month. Arrive early, game starts at 6pm. Last Thursday of every month, 6-9pm. Free.

The Capitol Open Decks: 10 Live DJs 10 live DJs. Open format. 30-minute sets. Hosted by “Its Fine” & SoMuchHouse at The Capitol in Downtown Bend. Fourth Thursday of every month, 8pm-1am. $5.

The Lot Live Music with Rob Gregerson A oneman band of the modern age, using acoustic instruments and electronic looping. His captivating style has a masterful building of soundscapes, creating both original and familiar sounds. Enjoy the extensive experience of a wide variety of bands from rock, folk and funk to bluegrass, jazz and electronica. 6-8pm. Free.

The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse

Suttle Lodge’s Fireside Concert Series: Jeshua Marshall Fireside Show This week, renowned local Bend musician Jeshua Marshall will be here to share some of his tunes. Rsvp required for overnight lodging guests to claim complimentary seats. 6-8pm. $10.

Volcanic Theatre Pub Austin Martin and

The Herd Austin Martin is a multi-talented American artist renowned for his dynamic blend of country, pop, and hip-hop music. Born and raised on a ranch just outside of Billings, Montana, Martin’s upbringing may seem like an unlikely origin for his eclectic musical style. 7-11:30pm.

29 Friday

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.

Blacksmith Public House Cheyenne West

Live Music Warm up inside with the Cheyenne West Band at 6:30pm! This free show is open to all ages. Full coffee shop, bar and six amazing food trucks available to you! 6:30-10pm. Free.

Bunk+Brew Junaco Catch Junaco on tour and enjoy a beer and delicious food from Alebrije and Wonderland Chicken. Junaco began as an experiment of music and art, using the project as a timeline of lives. Each song is a vignette of an emotion, an ode to a feeling. 7-11pm. Free.

Campfire Hotel DJ Wicked at the Canteen at Campfire Hotel - Two nights! Portland’s own DJ Wicked spins throwbacks and feel good jams, all on vinyl! It’s a dance party! Friday and Saturday, March 29-30. 7pm-10pm,21 and up, free. 7-10pm. Free.

Craft Kitchen and Brewery

Comedy at Craft: Todd Basil and Jaren George Born and raised in New York City, Jaren is a comedian based in Portland. He just wants you (the audience) to be engaged and feed off his intensely high charismatic ways. 8-9:30pm. $15.

Crosscut Warming Hut No 5 Tarekith Join on Mar., 29, and welcome local Bend musician Tarekith to the Warming Hut loft for night of grooving beats perfect for kicking off the weekend right. Music starts at 6pm, no cover, all ages. Loft open. 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.

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

M&J Tavern The Upshot 2.0 Rock ‘n’ roll covers from the crew that lived it. 9pm.

McMenamins Old St. Francis School

That ‘90s Band Unplugged Come one come all to McMenamins for a night to remember. That ‘90s Band will serve up an encore performance of the popular unplugged set. Relive the glory days of grunge with acoustic renditions of songs by bands like Nirvana, STP, Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains. 6-9pm. Free.

Open Space Event Studios Catalina

Wine Mixer! Let loose and groove at the ultimate Catalina Wine Mixer dance party! Kyle of Sabado Domingo has been working hard in the studio producing new music, and he can’t wait to share it with you all! Lights and sound by Mobile Dance Party. $15 online, $20 at the door. 8pm-Midnight.

Volcanic Theatre Pub Moon Walker

“Moon Walker Has A Lot To Say” Harry Springer may compose, produce and perform all of Moon Walker’s music in his bedroom, but the electrifying and uniquely eclectic sound undeniably feels more fitting for a stadium. 7-11:30pm. $15.

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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.

Barrel Room @ Immersion Brewing

Synergy: A Sound Haven of Mystic Bass Project Neptune Presents: Synergy; A sound Haven of Mystic Bass. 6 DJs live painting vendors food carts and craft drinks. Come dance to downtempo music and enjoy four different mocktails. 21+, 8:302:30am. $10 at the door. 8:30pm-2:30am. $10.

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Metal music group Green Jelly isn’t afraid to express the bizarre and the cartoonish; in fact, the group leans into it with props and puppet shows. For over two decades the group has been a mainstay in the punk rock and heavy metal music world. Sat., Mar. 30, 7:30pm at The Domino Room. John Roland


Blacksmith Public House The Substitute Live Music Enjoy live music by The Substitutes, a rock ‘n’ roll band from Melbourne, at The Blacksmith Public House, a brew pub and food truck lot in Redmond. 6:30-10pm.

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

Campfire Hotel Pool party with Doc Martin, DJ Wicked and Soul Glow - Campfire hotel Doc Martin, DJ Wicked and Soul Glow, spinning records, poolside, at a day party at the Campfire hotel in Bend! Come splash, play and dance the day away at this very special Pool Club event. 2-7pm. $20 advance tickets, $25 day of at the door. 2-7pm. $20-$25.

Campfire Hotel DJ Wicked at the Canteen at Campfire Hotel - Two nights! Portland’s own DJ Wicked spins throwbacks and feel good jams, all on vinyl! It’s a dance party! Friday and Saturday, March 29-30. 7pm-10pm. 21 and up. Free.

The Commons Cafe & Taproom Spring Arrival Concert Spring Arrival Concert with Amargoso and A Brave New World supporting Bend Roots Festival. Come dance and boogie to these great local bands and enjoy beers from VanHenion Brewing and Tacos from El Sancho while welcoming spring. Presented by High Desert Music Collective, free for all ages. 6:30-10pm. Free.

The Domino Room Green Jelly Midtown Events bring Green Jelly to The Domino Room in Bend Sat., March 30! Doors 7pm, show 7:30pm. This is an all ages show. $15.

Northside Bar & Grill The HWY 97 Band A night of rock ‘n’ roll music. 8-11pm. Free.

On Tap Use’ta Do Live music with Use’ta Do, free and welcome to all ages. 6-8pm. Free.

Open Space Event Studios DJ

Sorski’s Secret Spring Break Dance Party - ‘90s Edition! Put on your ‘90s apparel then get ready to dance. $10 cover online or at the door.Doors are at 8pm and music starts at 8:30pm. House made jungle juice and food by The Crusty Onion. 8-11:59pm. $10.

River’s Place Saturday Jazz Sessions The Positive Side, incorporates elements of funk, pop, r ‘n’ b and jazz. 6-8pm. Free.

Silver Moon Brewing Pool Club Spring

Splash-n-Scratch Feat Doc Martin Doc Martin has earned the respect of many who are fanatic about his style of DJ’ing.His style crosses over from all timeless genres providing his listeners a new outlook and ever growing futuristic, unique sound. Noon-7pm. $20.

Silver Moon Brewing Fun Luv’n Bend

Presents - Doc Martin Doc Martin has earned the respect of many who are fanatic about his style of DJ’ing. His style crosses over from all timeless genres providing his listeners a new outlook and ever growing futuristic, unique sound. Noon3am. $22.50.

The Old Iron Works Last Saturday is Back! Head to Last Saturday in the Old Ironworks Artist District for a day filled with art, music and sweet treats! Starting at 2:30pm, groove to the beats of indie pop band Chiggi Momo. 9am-5pm. Free.

Volcanic Theatre Pub Lindsay

Lou Heartfelt singer/songwriter blends guitar virtuosity and a rose-colored perspective with themes of duality and familial ties. 7-11pm. $18.

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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.

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.

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

The Domino Room High Fade Midtown Events bring you Scotland’s own High Fade, fresh off opening for Snarky Puppy in Mumbai, for the group’s Bend debut on Sun., March 31 at The Domino Room! Doors 7pm, show 8pm. This is an all ages show. 8pm. $12.

River’s Place Trivia Sundays at Noon Trivia Sundays at Noon, with UKB Trivia, at River’s Place. 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 If and When Folk, ‘70s, indie, pop and country music. 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 Bingo with Bren Supporting a new local charity each month! $2 per bingo card, 50% goes to the charity and 50% goes to cash prizes every round! Visit to view all the beneficiaries supported this year! 6-8pm.

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.

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! 6:30-9:30pm. No Cover Charge.

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.

High Desert Music Hall Trivia Night:

Rotating Mondays Gather your team and join for a fun night of Trivia, every other Monday. Prizes awarded to the top teams. All ages. Every other Monday, 7pm. Free.

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

Silver Moon Brewing Beertown Comedy

Open Mic Enjoy Beertown Comedy Open Mic every Monday Night at Silver Moon Brewing! Sign-up starts at 6:30pm and closes at 7pm, when the show starts. They have 15 five minute spots available. 6:30-8:30pm. 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.

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.

The Commons Cafe & Taproom Storytellers Open Mic 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.

The Lot Trivia Tuesday Heated Benches, frothy pints, food cart goodness and the brain flexing sport of trivia! Bring a team or join one and have fun with the trivia loving, smartypants people of Bend. 6-8pm. Free.

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


Classic Rock Reunion Tour Central

Oregon’s top two favorite classic rock bands in an exclusive Tower double-header are: Pure Prairie League and Atlanta Rhythm Section. $46 - $66, plus $4 Historic Preservation fee. April 1, 7:3010pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541-317-0700.

Joel Chadd Trio with Garrett Miller This is an intimate songwriting event with limited tickets available for purchase. Dudley’s is now pouring all your favorite beverages in addition to new mocktails! Come enjoy a night of heartfelt songs & stories! March 30, 7pm. Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe, 135 NW Minnesota Ave., Bend. $20.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo For 60 years, South Africa’s five-time Grammy Award winners, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide with uplifting vocal harmonies, signature dance moves and charming onstage banter. March 27, 7:30pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541-317-0700. $36 - $51 (plus $4 Historic Preservation fee).


Advanced Swing Dance Lessons Might teach tricky two-step, wild dips, or whirly spins. Bring a partner or be prepared to ask someone new to dance. Don’t feel like you’re ready for advanced? See other events! 21+ Free, tips appreciated. Thu, March 28, 7-9pm. Cross-Eyed Cricket, 20565 NE Brinson Blvd., Bend. Contact: 541-382-4270.

Argentine Tango Classes and Dance

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

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

Sexy West Coast Swing! Luscious, connected and playful, danced to music you listen to. The 4-week series is Tuesdays starting April 2, $60/ person. No partner necessary. 6:30pm Beginning, 8pm Beginning Plus. Register by 3/31 w Victoria. Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Through April 30. Bend Dance, SW Porcupine Dr., Bend. Contact: 541410-0048. $60.

Midwest singer/songwriter Greg Volker aims to inspire with his raw and honest tunes with his new band, The River. Have a drink and enjoy the show on Tue., Apr. 9, 7pm at Volcanic Theatre Pub. Courtesy Greg Volker Music


Swing Dance Lessons Swing Dance Lessons at 7pm every other Tuesday at Blacksmith Public House. Join for a fun-filled evening of rhythm and movement! Full coffee shop, bar and six amazing food trucks available to you! April 2, 7-8pm. Blacksmith Public House, 308 SW Evergreen Ave., Redmond. Contact: 541-604-8878. Worthy Brewing Country Line and Swing Dance Lesson New to Worthy’s 2024 lineup- country line and swing dancing! No experience necessary; come down with your two left feet. Experienced instructors will guide you through the fundamental steps of one beginner country line dance and a few partner swing dance moves. Price includes $1 off your first drink. March 30, 7:30-8:30pm. Worthy Brewing, 495 NE Bellevue Dr., Bend. Contact: swingnline@ $6.


Common Ground: Presented by Cultivate Bend, Tower Theatre Foundation, and High Desert Food and Farm Alliance Join us at the Tower Theatre for a screening and panel discussion of Common Ground. Time 6:30pm, doors open at 5:30pm All ticket holders will be entered into a raffle upon entry to win a gift basket of regenerative foods. March 29, 6:30-8:30pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541-317-0700. ktkrull@ $22.

Holy Frit In this visceral three-year race against time, Tim Carey, a talented, yet unknown LA artist bluffs his way into winning the commission to create the largest stained-glass window of its kind. The problem is, he doesn’t know how to make it but he finds someone who might have the answer. April 2, 7:15-9:30pm. Sisters Movie House, 720 Desperado Court, Sisters. Contact: 541-5498833. $16.


“Beads and Whiskers: Bracelet

Making with Kim Leahy” Get ready for an evening of creativity and feline fun! Learn a simple yet captivating technique in a relaxed atmosphere. After the class, unwind in the cat lounge with adorable adoptable cats. March 28, 5-6:30pm. Playful Paws Cat Cafe, 1465 SW Knoll Ave, Bend. Contact: meow@playfulpawscatcafe. com. $35.

Crochet Corner: Fancywork Yarn Shop

Founder and lead educator of the American Crochet Association, Salena Baca, hosts this twohour 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: 541323-8686. Free.

Earth Day Parade Upcycling Work-

shop Hello, fellow recyclers and art enthusiasts! Earth Day is just around the corner and you’re invited to participate in this year’s Reclaimed Trash-Treasure Transformation Workshop – a chance for families and friends to come together and get crafty with stuff nearly left behind to dumpsters! Sat, March 23, 11am-1pm and Sat, March 30, 11am-1pm. The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-385-6908.

Kids LEGO® Robotics With SPIKE

App - ages 11+ In this intro workshop, build and program robots using LEGO’s® educational SPIKE app kits. By workshop’s end, students have a solid foundation in LEGO robotics and be able to create, modify and control robotic creations. No prior robotics or programming experience required. March 28, 4-5:30pm. DIY Cave, 444 SE Ninth St. Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-388-2283. $76.

March Unity Class Felt Wrapped Soap

Making Class Craft beautiful, fragrant felt wrapped soaps. Bring a cookie sheet and either nylon ankle stockings, mesh bag, nylon mesh. Limited to 15 attendees. More info contact Clare Kubota at 541280-5040 March 30, 11am-1pm. Unity Community of Central Oregon, 63645 Scenic Drive, Bend. Contact: 541-388-1569. $15.

Soul Lounge at Cottage33 Join us for an evening of surprise and delight with a variety of activities, offerings and opportunities throughout the evening. Wonder through the spaces to discover food, tea, art, alters, music conversation, connection and more! Suggested donation $25. Teens $10. Gift at the level that feels right to you. March 29, 5-11pm. Good Grief Guidance, 33 NW Louisiana Ave, Bend. Contact: 541-223-9955. $ 25.


Bend Ghost Tours Join for Ghosts and Legends of Downtown Bend Tour and hear all about Bend’s permanent residents! Wednesdays-Sundays, 7:30-9pm. Downtown Bend, Downtown Bend, Bend. Contact: 541-350-0732. $25.

Contemporary Realist David Kreitzer

Open Home Gallery and Studio Join contemporary realist painter David Kreitzer, celebrating his 58 years as a professional artist.Fridays-Sundays, 1-6pm. Through April 28. Kreitzer Art Gallery and Studio, 20214 Archie Briggs Road, Bend. Contact: 805-234-2048. jkreitze@icloud. com. Free.

Living with Wildfire: Are You Prepared? The Summit West Neighborhood District of Bend is hosting two Wildfire Preparedness seminars in conjunction with multiple preparedness partners to help raise awareness and encourage Central Oregonians to take steps to mitigate wildfire risks this spring. March 28, 3:30-5:30 and 6-8pm. Downtown Bend Public Library - Brooks Room, 601 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: ‪541-728-3898 . Free.

Natural History Pub: Finding Patterns

in Nature When you look closely, the natural world is packed full of repeating patterns. Elements such as snowflakes and dew drops to clouds and basalt columns reveal reoccurring designs. Limited seating, RSVP early. Free with early RSVP! April 1, 7-8pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St., Bend.

Printmaking Impressions This is your chance to engage in artmaking with a Warhol aesthetic and High Desert flare! Free with paid admission. March 27, Noon-3pm. High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend. Contact: 541-382-4754.

USWE Bikepacking Launch Party The warm weather is here and so are the new USWE bikepacking bags. If you didn’t know already, USWE opened up shop in Bend and we would love to meet you. Come by to see the new product, have a refreshing beverage and look at some cool gear. March 27, 5-8pm. Giant Loop Adventure Shop, 63025 OB Riley Rd #6, Bend. Contact: 458-206-9113.


What’s With All The Stumps? Logging Impacts on Trails and Forests in

Central Oregon Join Oregon Wild staff for a discussion about what’s going on with all the logging on the Deschutes National Forest. Explore what’s happenings in local forests, its impacts and how you can engage to influence what happens in the future. March 27, 6-7pm. Worthy Brewing, 495 NE Bellevue Dr., Bend. Contact: Free.


Go Back for Murder Play at Cascades

Theatre A woman convinced of her mother’s innocence in the murder of her father asks famous detective to help clear her mother’s name by returning to the scene 15 years later. Thu, March 21, 7:30-9:30pm, Fri, March 22, 7:30-9:30pm, Sat, March 23, 2-4 and 7:30-9:30pm, Sun, March 24, 2-4pm, Thu, March 28, 7:30-9:30pm, Fri, March 29, 7:30-9:30pm, Sat, March 30, 2-4 and 7:30-9:30pm and Sun, March 31, 2-4pm. Cascade Theatrical Company, 148 NW Greenwood, Bend. Contact: 541-389-0803.

Tick, Tick...Boom! Come immerse yourself in a brilliant new take on a contemporary classic from Bend’s most exciting theater space, The Greenhouse Cabaret. Thursdays-Sundays, 7:30pm. Through March 30. The Greenhouse Cabaret, 1017 NE 2nd St., Bend. Contact: 541699-2840. $50-$75.


Book Launch: Brianna Madia, Never Leave the Dogs Behind Join Brianna Madia at the UUFCO to celebrate the publication of her new book, “Never Leave the Dogs Behind.” This event requires a $10 ticket. Books are available for purchase at the event. April 2, 6:30-7:30pm. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon, 61980 Skyline Ranch Rd, Bend, OR 97703, Bend. Contact: 541-306-6564. $10.

Poetry Reading and Book Launch

- “Reading Wind” by Carol Barrett In presenting her new book just released from The Poetry Box, a Portland-based literary press, Carol will begin with a poem for the widows who originally inspired her pursuit of poetry. She will share poems from “Reading Wind,” all inspired by her father, a country doctor, musician and farmer. April 2, 6:30-7:30pm. Brooks Room / Downtown Bend Library. Contact: 541-312-1063. beccar@ Free.

Rediscovered Reads Book Club Join for Rediscovered Reads Book Club, discussing “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” by Rachel Joyce. March 27, 6-7pm. Roundabout Books, 900 NW Mount Washington Dr., #110, Bend. Contact: 541-306-6564.

Writers Writing: Quiet Writing Time

This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events. Bring personal work, read a book or answer emails. Come when you can, leave when you want. Free, open network WiFi available. Tuesdays, 1:304:30pm. Deschutes Public Library-Downtown, 601 NW Wall Street, Bend. Contact: 541-3121063. Free.

Funk-power trio, High Fade, brings the party from across the pond with every live show. The group hails from Scotland and is currently headlining its first U.S. tour. Sun., Mar. 31, 8pm at The Domino Room.
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Jump - Van Halen Tribute The finest tribute band to plays the hits from ‘70s-’80s group Van Halen! April 2, 7:30pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. $56.

Post Mountain Sauna Sesh Free sauna sessions, Fridays and Saturdays at Bunk and Brew. Discounted draft beer, deals on authentic Oaxacan food from Alebrije, delicious Wonderland chicken, fires and live music on select dates. Check in with your Bachelor pass at the Beer Truck in the Yard. Fridays-Saturdays, 3-9pm. Through April 6. Bunk+Brew, 42 NW Hawthorne Avenue, Bend. Contact: 458-202-1090. Free.


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.

The Circuit BIPOC Climbing Night Join the Circuit Rock gym the last Thursday every month for an event that welcomes all in the BIPOC community. Last Thursday of every month. The Circuit Bouldering Gym Bend, 63051 NE Corporate Pl, Bend. 50% off day pass.

Friday Night Lights Friday Night Lights Presented by Ablis CBD. Enjoy night lights, live music and more every Friday night at Hoodoo, Central Oregon’s only night time skiing destination.

Fridays, 9am-9pm. Through March 29. Hoodoo Ski Area, 27400 Big Lake Road, Sisters. Contact: 541-815-0574.

Wander Run Club Weekly Run All paces, all bodies welcome, let’s wander! Meet at 8am at Shevlin Park. Truly an all bodies, all paces running community. Walk-run, and walkers invited as well! @wander_run_club on Instagram Sundays, 8-10am. Through April 21. Shevlin Park, 18920 Shevlin Rd., Bend. Contact: 831-201-8032. Free.


All Out for Palestine! Join Central Oregon for a Free Palestine (COFP) protest to call for a permanent ceasefire to save the children of Gaza, who are experiencing the most horrific starvation of recent history. A ceasefire will stop this carnage and allow much needed life saving humanitarian aid to enter Gaza. March 30, Noon2pm. Peace Corner, Corner of NW Greenwood Avenue and NW Wall Street, Bend. Contact:

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.

Camp Fire Recruiting Summer Camp

Interns Camp Fire Central Oregon is hiring interns for inclusive, supportive summer camp programs! Learn more, explore the perks: Wednesdays-Sundays. Through April 30. Contact: 541-382-4682.

Happy Hour in the Garden Join at the Kansas Avenue Learning Garden for an ongoing volunteer work party series. In 2022, volunteers contributed over 200 hours to help keep the learning garden maintained over the growing season. Beverages provided. Tue, April 2, 4-6pm, The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Ave., 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. To apply, call 541316-0662 or visit Fri, Aug. 26 and Ongoing. Contact: 541-316-0662.


Bend YP Social Join in on March 27 to mingle, connect and learn, hosted by Seventh Mountain Resort! Appetizers, beverages, and plenty of time for networking.Hear a short presentation from Matt Muchna, executive director of Envision Bend. $15 Bend chamber members. $25 non-chamber members March 27, 5-7pm. Seventh Mountain Resort, 18575 SW Century Dr., Bend. Price Vaires.

Central Oregon Climate Tech Meet-Up

Monthly Central Oregon Climate Tech Meet-Up to network with folks interested or working in the climate tech industry. Discussion topics include carbon removal, renewable energy, electrification, regenerative agriculture, water efficiency and more! At Crux. Last Wednesday of every month, 6-8pm. Through Oct. 31. Crux Fermentation Project, 50 SW Division St., Bend. Contact: Free.

Masculine Embodiment Nights Brotherhood, movement, breath and integrity. Men gathering in circle to share from the heart and remember how to feel. Come as you are, leave more connected. A space to be seen. Please RSVP for head count and be punctual. $15-25 - No man turned away Tuesdays, 5:30-7pm. Sons of Norway Hall, 549 NW Harmon Blvd., Bend. Contact: 541-668-7518.

Redmond Chess Club Redmond Chess Club meets Tuesday evenings at the High Desert Music Hall in Redmond. Come join for an evening of chess! Everyone is welcome. Sets provided or bring your own. Contact Gilbert at 503-490-9596. Tuesdays, 6-9pm. High Desert Music Hall, 818 SW Forest Ave, Redmond. Contact: 503-4909596. Free.

Richard Becker Book Tour - Conversation on Palestine Richard Becker, author of the new edition of “Palestine, Israel and the U.S. Empire” and Palestinian activist Michel Shehadeh will engage the audience in a conversation on the latest in Gaza. Book signing will follow. (This event does not necessarily reflect the mission/opinion of the Environmental Center.) Disability access available. March 28, 6:30-8:30pm. The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Ave., Bend. Free.

Toastmasters of Redmond Become a confident public speaker. Do you want to become a member of an organization that provides a safe and supportive environment to improve your public speaking skills? A place that fosters community, socialization and builds your self confidence. A place to have fun. Newcomers are supportively welcomed. Tuesdays, Noon-1pm. Church of Christ, 925 NW 7th St., Redmond. Contact: 541-292-6177. $60 for 6 months.


Bingo for Veterans Win prizes, cash and support our these local Heroes. Bingo cards are $2 each or 6 for $10, with daubers supplied. Second Wednesday of every month, 6:30-8:30pm and Fourth Wednesday of every month. Otto’s Landing, 652 NW 7th St., Redmond. Contact: 541-699-1307.

Bingo Fundraiser for Silver Linings

Rescue Ranch Free admission, cash prizes, $1 bingo cards. Proceeds benefit Silver Linings Rescue Ranch. Second and Fourth Wednesday of every month, 5-7:30pm. Rae’s Coffee & Food, 6033 SW Williams Rd, Powell Butte. Contact: 425-238-2370. Free.

Egg My House - A Fundraiser for Furry Freight Shelter Transport! Let our “Bunnies” do all the work hiding toy and candy filled eggs in your yard for the kids and dog-treat filled eggs for the fur kids the night before Easter! Proceeds benefit Furry Freight and our mission of saving shelter pets in overpopulated areas! March 30, 7-10pm. Bend, RSVP for address, Bend. Contact: $20-$65.

Mt. Bachelor Avalanche Dog Takeover Come enjoy a night with the Mt. Bachelor Avalanche Rescue Dogs and their handlers. Live music, fun cocktails and avalanche dog merch. March 29, 6-8pm. Greg’s Grill, 395 SW Powerhouse Dr., Bend. Free.

Not’cho Grandma’s Bingo Grab your good luck charms and get ready for an unforgettable time full of music, food, drinks, prizes and of course, Bingo winnings! Proceeds benefit KIDS Center nonprofit. Produced by YOUNI Movement. March 31, 10am-1pm. Silvermoon Brewing, 24 NW Greenwood Ave, Bend, OR 97703, Bend. Contact: 541-383-5958. $10 - $40.


Inaugural Life in Bend Easter Egg Hunt Get ready for an egg-stravaganza at the Inaugural Life in Bend Easter Egg Hunt! Join us at Compass Park for a day of family fun, with egg hunts, balloon animals, face painting, and Golden Eggs with exciting prizes! Please make sure to sign up for this free event. Registration required, March 31, 10am-Noon. Compass Park, 2500 NW Crossing Dr., Bend. Contact: 541-728-3668.

Sunriver Music Festival Tickets on Sale Now Tickets for the Sunriver Music Festival are now available! Find tickets at or call 541-593-1084. Ongoing. Online Event, Webinar Link Inside Confirmation Email, Bend. Contact: 541-593-1084.

Ukrainian Egg Hunt, Easter Egg Decorating and Easter Bread Bake-Off Join this Ukrainian Egg Hunt for culture and community fun! It’s a great way to embrace inclusivity and support Ukrainian neighbors. Enjoy PASKA baking, egg decorating and folk face painting. Dance to Ukrainian music with DJ Dall. For information, to volunteer, or to become a sponsor contact Mila Shelehoff. March 30, 10am-Noon. Cafe des Chutes, 50 SE Scott St., Bend. Contact: 202-716-9602. Free.


Camp Fire Central Oregon Recruiting Volunteer Camp Counselors for Tumalo Day Camp Camp Fire Central Oregon is recruiting amazing adults to serve as volunteer camp counselors at the beloved Tumalo Day Camp at beautiful Tumalo State Park! Choose one week in June, July or August. Kids of volunteers get to go to camp for free! Learn more about camp and volunteering: tdc/ Mondays-Wednesdays. Through April 25. Tumalo, downtown, Tumalo. Contact: 541-3824682.

Cosmic Jump Night A Cosmic Party turns the bright lights off and the party lights on! It’s time to glow! Wear white or bright clothing for the full effect, ages 12 and up recommended. Saturdays, 7-9pm. Mountain Air Trampoline Park, 20495 Murray Road, Bend. Contact: 541647-1409. $23.

Easter Open Play Event Bring your little ones, age 5 and under, the Friday before Easter for this fun-filled event! Explore the ninja gym during an exciting Easter Egg Hunt! Take photos with the Free Spirit Easter Bunny, “Nibbles”! Bubbles, music and fun times will be had by all! March 29, 9am-4:15pm. Free Spirit Yoga + Ninja + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. info@freespiritbend. com. $25.

Family Game Night with Modern Games Intended for school-age children preschool and up, and game loving adult(s). All children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Come in and learn some new board games with your friends from Modern Games! A selection of favorites and staff to help teach them. March 27, 6-7:30pm. Downtown Bend Library, 601 Northwest Wall Street, Bend. Contact: 541-312-1062. Free.

Free Bit(e) of Robotics for Kids With Camp Fire Central Oregon-Redmond

Camp Fire hosts a free “Bit(e) of Robotics” Tuesday event to explore different types of robots including the LEGO robotics as well as other types of robots! Staff instructors will coach the kids! Hosted at the Redmond Public Library, all ages are welcome. First come, first serve! April 2, 3:30-5:30pm. Redmond Public Temporary Library, 2127 S Hwy 97, Redmond. Contact: 541382-4682. Free.

Hello! Storytime: Birthdays Share stories, movement and a touch of music with 0-5 year olds, geared toward those younger ages. Heavy emphasis on fun, so bring your listening ears and a smile for a fun half hour with Kathy! March 27, 10:30-11am. Roundabout Books, 900 NW Mount Washington Dr., #110, Bend. Contact: 541-3066564.

Kid’s Night Out Drop off the kids ages 4-12 for a fun time at Kids Night Out! Pizza, games and jumping from 6-9pm. Purchase tickets online ahead of time as space is limited. Adult staff does roll-call 4 times per night, Kids remain on-site until pickup. Fridays, 7-9pm. Mountain Air Trampoline Park, 20495 Murray Road, Bend. Contact: 541-647-1409. $30.

Seattle-based singer/songwriter Kate Dinsmore is known for her dynamic vocal prowess and wide range of influences from jazz to early Americana and pop. Thu., Apr. 11, 7pm at Silver Moon Brewing. Photo by Brittne Lunniss


We’re Just Particles


musician Micah Nelson doesn’t want to fight with nature; he wants his music to evolve with it

Talented painter, producer and singer/songwriter Micah Nelson, under his psychedelic alias, Particle Kid, has sculpted a musical discography that is both daringly original and deeply resonant with his fanbase. With recent releases including “Die When I’m High,” and “Someone Else’s Dream,” Nelson continues to push the envelope, exploring themes of human consciousness, stewardship and the mysteries of existence.

In an interview with the Source Weekly, Nelson reflected on his artistic evolution and his willingness to fuse raw emotion and playful exploration, demonstrating an artist who has found his voice both musically and thematically. Perhaps you've head=rd of his dad, Willie.

Drawing inspiration from the ever-changing rhythms of nature, Nelson embraces the balance between order and chaos, noting, "If you’re fighting that, you're not going to get very far." This harmonious duality is reflected in his music, where simplicity coexists with boundless sonic possibility, creating a unique listening experience when played live.

In addition to his musical work, Nelson seamlessly integrates his multi-media artistry into his

performances, adding another dimension of depth to his concerts. "I like being able to incorporate my visual art,” Nelson said. “I realized one day that if I could be a musician and make that work, that could also be an outlet for album artwork and music videos and visual storytelling components to it. I always like to find where those things can meet and interact.”

Navigating a constant deluge of creative ideas, the musician happily embraces the chaos of artistic inspiration. "That's my default setting,” Nelson confessed. “I’m constantly in that space, being bombarded with ideas, plans and visions and I’m just trying to time manage that to accomplish all of them.”

In an age and industry where conformity reigns, Particle Kid stands as a beacon of innovation, ready to challenge conventions and redefine the boundaries of modern music.

Particle Kid Tue., Apr. 9, 7pm Volcanic Theatre Pub 70 SW Century Dr., Bend $20
Micah Nelson’s music defies genres and description and has been hailed by Rolling Stone magazine as a “new classic.”
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Line and Swing Lessons Free lessons each Thursday and Family nights every other Wednesday. See calendar for event dates, times and lesson taught! Thursdays, 7-10pm. CrossEyed Cricket, 20565 NE Brinson Blvd., Bend. Contact: 541-382-4270. luke@spinthekitchen. com. Free.

Meet a Doula Come meet the Central Oregon Birth team. Central Oregon’s premier birth and postpartum doula agency that can answer all your questions! Everyone that comes is entered to win a free birth ball cover and 10% off future classes/placenta encapsulation. April 1, 4-6pm. East Bend Public Library, 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend. Contact: 541-948-2862. Free.

Moms + Groms Meetup Moms + Groms is officially back @ Boss Rambler 3-6pm every Wednesday! Moms, it’s simple: show up with your grom(s) to socialize and drink beer (or whatever you want) with other moms while the kiddos make new friends! All moms get $1 off drinks!

Wednesdays, 3-6pm. Boss Rambler Beer Club, 1009 NW Galveston Ave., Bend. Free.

Sky Hunters Begins! Raptors take flight overhead in this intimate, indoor demonstration. Experience these powerful predators like never before as wildlife specialists showcase the birds’ agility and grace. Tickets are available day-of at Admissions. Seating is limited, so arrive early! The program may not be suitable for very small children. $7 per person, members receive 20% discount. March 23-30, 11am and 1:30pm. High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend. Contact: 541-382-4754.

Tween Yoga: Chakra Series part

2 This 4-class series is designed for ages 9 -13 and focuses on creating community, mindfulness, sensory exploration and movement. Tween yogis leave with a take home craft and journal prompts to carry the theme of the day. Tuesdays, 4:30-6pm. Through April 23. Hanai Center, 62430 Eagle Road, Bend. Contact: $137.


Fried Chicken Thursdays Fried Chicken

Thursdays at Flights Wine Bar! Dine in with a 2-piece plate with sides and a biscuit for $18 or take an 8-piece bucket and a bottle to-go! Upgrade to the “Balla Bucket” to get a selected bottle of champagne. Thursdays, 3-9pm. Flights Wine Bar, 1444 NW College Way Suite 1, Bend. Contact: 541-728-0753. flightswinebend@gmail. com. $38.

Know Coast: Ceviche at Arome Dive deep and explore ceviche recipes at Arome. Space is limited and registration is required. Talk about sustainable seafood selection, how to make ceviche safe to eat and mix up three different ceviche recipes. March 27, 5:30-7pm. Arome, 432 SW 6th St., Redmond. Contact: 541312-1032. Free.


$10 Wing Wednesdays A new weekly special: $10 Wing Wednesdays at Cascade Lakes Pub on Reed Market. Choose from one of the housemade sauces like Char Sui, This IPA BBQ and Spicy Staycay Pineapple, or go naked! Wednesdays, 11am-9pm. Cascade Lakes Pub on Reed Market, 21175 SE Reed Market Road Lot #2, Bend.

$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.

Easter Brunch at The Brasserie Join for Easter Brunch starting at 10am! Reservations are now being accepted, so reach out to the Brasserie soon to reserve your spot and ensure a memorable and delicious Easter feast for you and your family. March 31, 10am-2pm. Monkless Belgian Ales Brasserie, 803 SW Industrial Way, Bend. Contact: 541-797-6760.

Easter Brunch Grand Buffet

An Easter Brunch Grand Buffet that celebrates the essence of the season with a delectable array of traditional classics and innovative delights.

Adults $75, seniors $6, children $37.50. Pricing inclusive of gratuity. For group seating: Notify within seventy-two (72) hours of ticket purchase to request group seating for individual tickets. If availability is limited during your preferred time slot, please contact to submit request. March 31, 9:30am-1:30pm. Riverhouse Convention Center, 2850 NW Rippling River Ct., Bend. Contact: 541-323-0964. $37.50-$75.

Flash Your Pass - 50% Off Your First

Two Beers Enjoy 50% off your first 2 Cascade Lakes Brewing Company beers or ciders when you flash your season passes at the Pub on Reed Market. Mt. Bachelor or Hoodoo season passes or day-of lift tickets valid. Every Thursday, take advantage of Wax + Brew with Between Evergreens tuning service. Feb. 26-June 1. Cascade Lakes Pub on Reed Market, 21175 SE Reed Market Road Lot #2, Bend.

Locals’ Night with The Bluegrass

Collective Monday is the day to be at Silver Moon Brewing! Come on down and join the local family all day every Monday! Silver Moon offers $3 pints of the core lineup beers and $4 pours of the barrel-aged beers all day. Come down and sample what’s new while also enjoying the brand new food menu! Silver Moon Brewing, 24 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend.

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.

Locals’ Night at WaypointBBC Locals’ Night at WaypointBBC! $5 draft beer, $8 house red and white wine and $8 specialty cocktail.

Tuesdays, Noon-10pm. Waypoint, 921 NW Mt Washington Drive, Bend. Contact: 458-206-0826. Free.

Mixed Case Tuesdays Shop Viaggio Wine Merchant on Tuesdays and receive 15% off your purchase of any mixed case of wine (12 bottles), and 20% off special order cases we order for you.

Tuesdays, 3-9pm. Viaggio Wine Merchant, 210 SW Century Drive, Suite 160, Bend. Contact: 541299-5060. Free.

Trivia and Wing Wednesday! 75-cent wing special and trivia every Wednesday night at JC’s! Bring your friends or join a team and make new ones! Winning team wins Happy Hour pricing for the week! Wednesdays, 7-9pm. Through April 24. JC’s Bar & Grill, 642 NW Franklin Ave., Bend. Free.

Tuesdays - Industry Night! Social Hour prices on all tap beverages all night. $6 wines, $5 beer, cider or seltzer and $5 basic well drinks. Tuesdays, 3-10pm. Eqwine Wine Bar, 218 SW 4th St, Redmond. Contact: 541-527-4419.

Wednesdays - Friends and Family Day

Every Wednesday is Friends and Family Day. Social Hour prices on all tap beverages all night. $6 wines, $5 beer, cider or seltzer and $5 basic well drinks. Wednesdays, 3-10pm. Eqwine Wine Bar, 218 SW 4th St, Redmond. Contact: 541-5274419.


Access Bars and Body Process Gifting and Receiving Did you know your body’s first language is energy? Group trade of Access Bars and Body Processes is a great way to connect with others in the area and receive! If you have taken a Bars or Body Process class, join! What’s possible if we receive bodywork regularly? Everything! First Tuesday of every month, 5-7pm. The Blissful Heart Hidden Garden, 105 NW Greeley Ave, Bend. Contact: 541-848-7608. Free.

Amba: Embodied Movement for Women Amba classes include movement, breath and restorative body meditation. Heal your nervous system, be less caught in thought loops, more grounded in your body and learn to deeply enjoy movement. Thursdays, 6pm. Through May 3. Hanai Center, 62430 Eagle Road, Bend. Contact: 541-668-6494. $25.

“Experience the God Sound” - An ECK Sound of Soul Event The sacred word of HU - the Sound of Soul - can spiritually uplift people of any religion, culture, or walk of life. You are warmly invited to sing or listen to HU, a love song to God (20 minutes), followed with spiritual conversation. Sponsored by ECKANKAR. Via Meetup. March 27, 7-8pm. Online Event, Webinar Link Inside Confirmation Email, Bend. Free.

Community Open Hours This is a time for you to explore, nourish, connect, and create! We offer tea, books to read, yoga mats, arts and crafts and connection! Check the calendar for free community classes and offerings during this time. Mondays, Noon-5pm. Through April 29. Hanai, 62430 Eagle Rd, Bend. Contact: 541-6686494. Free.

EcoNIDRA: Where Yoga Nidra Meets

Nature Connection EcoNIDRA is a deeply relaxing and restorative practice that enables us to reconnect with ourselves and with the earth. It is a blend of yoga nidra and forest therapy. Virtual session: all you need is some headphones and a place you can lie down comfortably and not be disturbed. March 27, 5:30pm. Online Event, Webinar Link Inside Confirmation Email, Bend. Contact: $15.

Mystical Poetry of Rumi, Kriya Yoga and Soundbath Come join Kevin Kraft, Chela Sloper and Owl for an evening of Rumi poetry, live instrumentals, movement and sound bath to journey deep within the Self. Please bring a yoga mat, light blanket and journal. No experience needed. March 27, 6-8pm. Hanai, 62430 Eagle Rd, Bend. Contact: 808-783-0374. Kevin@ $30.

New Skater Orientation Looking for skaters, referees and volunteers. Come try out roller derby and get your questions answered. Must be 18 years old. All genders welcome. No experience necessary. Bring skates and gear if you have it, loaner gear available. April 1, 6:307:45pm. Midtown Ballroom, 51 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. Contact: Free.

Shala Breathwork Shake off the weekend and let go of the expectations for the upcoming week with breathwork at Yoga Shala Bend! Join Whitney as she guides participants through a beautiful breathing meditation with music!

Sundays, 6:15-7:15pm. Yoga Shala Bend, 806 NW Brooks St. Suite 200, Bend. Contact: 208-4096028. $20.

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. $175

Thursday Evening Mindfulness-based Meditation Session No experience needed. Time will include a reflection, varied meditation activities and a confidential discussion period. Padded chairs are provided. Off street parking is available. Please don’t come if you are ill. Free but donations are gladly accepted Thursdays, 6:30-8am. Grace First Lutheran Church, 2265 NW Shevlin Park Rd., Bend. Contact: 802 -299-0722.

Tween Yoga Classes Connect with other like-minded yogis as you learn yoga flow sequences, strengthening and balancing yoga poses, as well as stress-reducing mindfulness techniques. We also incorporate journaling and fun mindful art and craft projects. 6-week series, age 8 - 12, drop-off. Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm. Through June 20. Free Spirit Yoga + Ninja + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. info@freespiritbend. com. $135.

Women of Alchemy - Tools for Walking the Sacred Path Reclaim and activate women’s wisdom, from soul to science. This alchemizing course is a deep dive into the sacred journey: understanding and moving through consciousness, from triggers to triumphs for a happier, more thriving and flourishing you. Topics change weekly. Monthly subscription includes tools, sacred women’s practices and juicy discourse. Mondays, 6:30-8pm. Through June 3. Online Course, 50 SE Scott Street, Bend. Contact: 541-603-8485. wayseersevolution@ $155.

Yoga for Pelvic Health with Laura

Flood PT, DPT, RYT - local pelvic health physical therapist Learn how to connect to, engage and relax your pelvic floor muscles, so you can care for your pelvic area during your yoga practice, exercise and throughout your life. Small group class focused on: pelvic anatomy education, alignment-based yoga postures, slow flow, pelvic focused meditation and nervous system healing. Fridays, 12:30-1:30pm. Namaspa Yoga Studio, 1135 NW Galveston Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-241-6008. $25.

With spirited south-Cali sound, Matthew Logan Vasquez is renowned for his electrifying performances and unique brand of indie rock. Sat., Apr. 13, 7pm at Volcanic Theatre Pub. Photo by Brynn Osborn

CHOW C Morning Story Reflects New Owners’ Doughnut Twists

Redmond cafe gets Asian-American makeover

Any shopkeeper will ask you how your day is going, but Tanankam “Yee” Thanitithanand wants to know your morning story. Moreover, she wants to help make it a sweet one. It’s why she, and her Oishi Japanese Restaurant partner Naruemon “Molly” Stephen, renamed Halo Donuts to Morning Story when the pair took over the doughnut cafe across the street from their sushi restaurant late last year.

Despite Halo Donuts only opening in late 2021, it was listed for sale again, about a decade after Stephen and Thanitithanand opened Oishi in 2013. The duo saw it as a way to turn the corner of SW 6th Avenue at SW Evergreen Avenue in Redmond into their own mini empire. And while neither of them had prior doughnut-making experience, Thanitithanand said Stephen loves to bake. I can confirm she has mastered the art in no time.

Some of the doughnuts are of the standard style, such as glazed twists, chocolate bars and maple-bacon. But as something of a doughnut docent, I’d steer customers toward exploring Morning Story’s more innovative flavors, such as the pink lemonade bar (filled with both lemon and strawberry jelly). And why do so many doughnut shops begin and end their fritter section with apple when they can do what Stephen does and make a pineapple fritter? What’s more, the shop increasingly offers doughnuts with Southern Asian flavors, such as the green tea matcha glazed cake doughnut and one that appears distinctly American, decorated with funfetti, but is flavored with rose water. Rose water is a delicate but inimitable flavor, truly like burying your nose in a freshly bloomed rose on a drizzly morning, which ought to be tasted in its cake doughnut form to be believed, and bewildered.

Asian flavors and foods beyond doughnuts abound. Morning Story’s signature offering actually happens to be its Japanese crepes. They’re not wildly different from French crepes, but are crispier and add great texture to the sweet (lots of fruits and syrups and spreads)—or savory (lots of meats and cheeses)—ones.

There are other savory items, including a long list of paninis, but with Oishi already a popular draw, they’re toying with the idea of adding items like California rolls, too.

The mango sticky rice is another popular order, so much so that Thanitithanand said they’ve thought about making a mango-sticky rice doughnut. When the duo took over Halo, the kitchen equipment came with it, but it’s not like that included a Krispy Kreme-style operation.

“We don’t have a fancy machine in the back,” says Thanitithanand. All the doughnuts are handmade and decorated daily. (They don’t have gluten-free options at this time but have tinkered with recipes in hopes to offer them, and/or baked doughnuts for folks who fear fryers.) But they’re still on a learning curve as to how many to make.

Which is worse: making so many that leftovers have to be discarded, or not

making enough and selling out in an hour? “It’s so hard to predict,” says Thanitithanand.

Weekends already prove popular with lots of families, especially when kids can order doughnuts and parents lean toward crepes filled with protein as well as the full coffee drink service. But with several schools nearby, Thanitithanand loves the beforeschool crowd, especially when kids have happy morning stories to tell. “I hear a lot of cute stories.”

Morning Story

457 SW 6th St, Redmond

Open Mon-Fri 7am-4pm, Sat 8am-4pm

The Point, a downtown bar on the corner of Franklin and Bond streets, announced its closure this week, just days before it shut down. The bar served up a full complement of bar classics such as nachos and burgers, as well as desserts and cocktails, but it also offered a “full vegan menu” that included vegan mac & cheese, cheesesteaks and more.

Its owners announced on March 21 that its last day of operation would be Sunday, March 24.

“We do apologize for the short notice as it has been a great honor to serve you all in Bend,” the owners wrote on their Facebook page. “Our gift cards are still active with our other locations (ie Southern Oregon, Medford, etc).”

The name “The Point” is a reference to the bar’s original location in Central Point, Oregon, which a group of friends opened in 2013. The group later opened a second location in Medford several years later. Both of those locations are still open.

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Tanankam “Yee” Thanitithanand, who opened Morning Story with Naruemon “Molly” Stephen. The two are business partners at Oishi Japanese Restaurant across the street in downtown Redmond. Brian Yaeger Photos courtesy The Point Facebook The Point Pub and Grill, during snowier and happier times.



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C CULTURE Behind the Scenes with Storyteller

Brianna Madia

Author of NYT bestseller, ‘Nowhere for Very Long’ and upcoming memoir, ‘Never Leave the Dogs Behind,’ Madia’s adventurous tales transcend their rugged terrain, telling, at the crux of it all, very human stories

During our conversation for the recent “Central Oregon Pets” issue about her newest book, “Never Leave the Dogs Behind,” New York Times bestselling author, Brianna Madia, invited me behind the scenes, diving beyond her public persona as a turquoise-loving fashionista and “Everyone’s Eccentric Aunt,” and I’m bringing readers along for the ride.

“I think we live a lot of lives, if we’re lucky, in one life. I feel like I have lived three distinct lives already and I’ve loved each of them,” said Madia, unveiling her profound sense of perspective about these intentionally unplanned versions of her life.

Drawn to the unforgiving nature of the western desert’s uninhabited places, preferring far-off lands down dusty dirt roads 50 miles from pavement and winding sandstone canyons engraved deep into the crevices of rugged earth, Madia infuses her writing with the inevitable introspection and raw vulnerability that comes from a life lived outside the bounds — a life where sanctuary is found in the wild, where breakdowns and mishaps are expected and where a dog is never just a dog.

“All we end up being in this life are the stories we can tell. I intended to make them good ones,” Madia writes in her first memoir, “Nowhere for Very Long,” cataloguing the era of her life where she "set out to prove what I didn't need,” mapping her unconventional trajectory fully into the margins of a life she’d once straddled.

She’d come west from Connecticut for the mountains, but it was in the vast, red desert with her dogs where Madia truly came alive. A world she’d never known existed that quickly became the motivation of her own, eventually moving full-time into an old behemoth of a van, a bright orange, lifted 4x4 Ford E350 named Bertha.

Thoughtfully articulated in “Never Leave the Dogs Behind” is the understanding that in life, like in nature, “Sometimes there need be a great rumbling, an explosion, a brutal disaster, before the next beautiful thing can be made.”

“Never Leave the Dogs Behind” traces her continued story in a fashion not unlike that of the winding and muddy Colorado river where she’s spent much

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of her time: beautifully chaotic and feral. It’s the story of what happened when her dream life became a nightmare and how a plot of barren land supported her while a pack of dogs saved her life.

“I just feel like when your whole world is crumbling, you just kinda have to look through the cracks at what is outside of it,” Madia shares, adding, “I looked at it as, that was a really beautiful chapter. It ended horribly, but what if I looked at this as not [just] the end of something, but the beginning of something else. I remember thinking all of a sudden, wow, I could have two great

loves in my life. I could experience a lot of these things I never thought I would feel again because I lost it once before.”

Revealing the why behind what she shares both on social media and in her two memoirs, Madia simply asks herself, “What can I put out in the world that I’m proud of? And it’s just to be deeply, deeply human.” Candidly adding about her newest book, “I never ever want to make people feel like I have all the answers. I just like sharing my mistakes, my lessons. It feels like a safe place to help people from in a way that feels genuine to me.”

On the tough act of editing her

“All we end up being in this life are the stories we can tell. I intended to make them good ones.”
—Brianna Madia in “Nowhere for Very Long”

especially vulnerable story in “Never Leave the Dogs Behind,” Madia says, “There were so many details that didn’t further the story. They didn’t further my involvement in the story, and I was just like, take out any little thing that doesn’t feel like yours, or that gives you a little, ‘I don't know if I should be saying that much information.’ By the time I got to that final draft, what I had left in felt like enough to paint a picture so that I could tell the reader what it was like for me to be inside of that picture.”

Reliving her stories while recording both audiobooks were emotional moments for Madia and the studio team, who all cried during her recording of Dagwood’s accident in “Nowhere for Very Long.” Just as powerful are her stories in “Never Leave the Dogs Behind,” and she encourages readers to purchase the audiobook, resonating with her tales in the unique way only experienced by hearing them told aloud.

Pre-ordering books is one of the best ways to support authors and Madia’s upcoming memoir, “Never Leave the Dogs Behind,” releasing April 2, can be pre-ordered both in signed hardcover and audiobook through her website. Followers can also keep up with Madia and her canine crusades on Instagram. The author will be in Bend for a reading with Roundabout Books on the opening day of the book, April 2, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

Pre-Order “Never Leave the Dogs Behind” Hardcover $28.99

Brianna Madia and her four dogs, Bucket, Dagwood, Birdie and Banjo, in her 1990 4x4 Ford E350 van, Bertha.

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SC SCREEN Talking Svengoolie and the ‘70s with David Dastmalchian

Late Night with the Devil is an absolute spook-a-blast

Even though his name might not be widely known yet, I guarantee you’ve seen David Dastmalchian on the big screen at least once before. In an acting career that’s already bordering on legendary, the man knows how to pick a project that will enhance his idiosyncratic brilliance into something truly remarkable. Whether he’s a supporting character or a leading man, Dastmalchian is always memorable.

I mean, this is an actor whose first film set was “The Dark Knight” when he played The Joker’s giggling psychopathic henchman Thomas Schiff. Just some of his other film credits include multiple films with Denis Villeneuve, including “Prisoners,” “Blade Runner 2049” and playing Piter De Vries in “Dune” as well as Kurt in the first two “Ant-Man” movies, “Polka-Dot Man” in James Gunn’s “Suicide Squad” and, more recently, supporting roles in “The Last Voyage of the Demeter” and “Oppenheimer.”

Dastmalchian’s newest film has him front and center, carrying every single frame of the movie with what looks like an effortless confidence. The film is “Late Night with the Devil,” a genuinely fun and spooky flick about Jack Delroy (Dastmalchian) a late-night talk show host in 1977 whose show is struggling in the ratings and very close to getting canceled. The structure of the film is that it’s the master tape of the Halloween evening episode of the show, which just so happens to land on the first night of sweeps week. Delroy is desperate for good ratings and has an episode packed to the gills with psychics, skeptics and a young girl who is apparently possessed by a demon.

Without delving into spoilers, “Late Night with the Devil” is handily the best horror film of the year so far and the creepiest possession movie since 2013’s “The Conjuring.” Written, directed and edited by the great Cameron and Colin Cairnes, the film has delicious ‘70s vibes, a charismatic and complicated lead performance by Dastmalchian and such batshit insanity in the third act that make “Late Night” a ridiculously entertaining throwback to the best of Vincent Price and Bela Lugosi.

This is kinda the perfect movie to show to friends and family who are just starting to dip their toes into the horror genre and don’t feel like getting mentally destroyed just yet. But, as fun as the film is, Dastmalchian gives Jack Delroy such an empathetic and heartbreaking center that “Late Night” never strays into disposable entertainment. Go see it with a room full of people and I can guarantee you an absolute blast at the theater.

I had 15 minutes to chat with Dastmalchian and it was a delight. Here’s what we talked about…edited for space.

Source Weekly: One of the things I thought was so fascinating about your character of Jack Delroy was that he started in radio before becoming a talk show host. When you were going into building the character, did you start from a place of coming up with a radio voice or a different kind of voice first?

David Dastmalchian: That's really interesting. I didn't think about it that way. What I did think about, though was the Chicago roots, the fact that he was a local guy. But there's a musicality, there is a tenor to the voice of a late-night talk show host in the ‘70s that does come from that tradition of radio. So, I don't think consciously that I did that, but what I did do consciously was try to capture that jazz that I feel like those talk show hosts had in their delivery. It's like watching stand up from the ‘70s and early ‘80s, like watching Johnny Carson do his monologues or watching Dick Cavett talk to the camera. It's just a different style, right? Yeah, I didn't even think about that, but you're right. I do think I could do a decent job if I was like, in radio, you know?

SW: I know that you have a deep love of the old horror movie show hosts, and you brought that level of comfort and trust where you're like, “I know you're gonna show me something bad, but since you're with me, I guess it's OK.”

DD: You know what's crazy, dude? If you, if anybody out there realizes the Cairnes Brothers let me throw a little improv nod to Svengoolie, one of the greatest

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Ahorror hosts of all time, in the opening monologue. I give a shout-out to my parents back in Berwyn, Illinois, which is where Sven is from. I love horror books, I love that whole culture. I love that subgenre. The gallows humor and all that was stuff that I wanted to infuse into “Late Night with the Devil and Jack Delroy.”

SW: I was trying to describe the film to somebody recently and I remembered back when “Drag Me To Hell” came out, Sam Raimi described the movie as a Spook-A-Blast and that was the first time I'd ever heard that description. I think “Late Night with The Devil” is totally a Spook-A-Blast because it takes you on a trip, but it's fun and scary instead of deeply wounding and psychological, you know?

DD: (laughs) Can that be your headline please?

SW: (laughs) That it’s a Spook-A-Blast? I think it can be, for sure!

DD: ‘Dave Dastmalchian is excited that people are calling this movie a Spook-A-Blast! I am so excited because it does all the things that I want to do with movies. I have my own company, Good Fiend films. We're co-producers on this film. I think that taking genre and giving an audience an opportunity to be scared, entertained, to laugh, to escape, but also to think about and wrestle with really complicated ideas is possible through the magical medium that is movies.

SW: Could you tell from reading the script that tonally it was gonna have those vibes to it?

DD: Yes, the Cairnes Brothers accompanied the script when they sent it to me with this beautiful look book that they had been working on for a long time, which they had cobbled together all this collaging of imagery and ideas from the ‘70s. They even made it look like an old TV Guide from the ‘70s. They photoshopped my face into stuff. I was like, oh, these guys get it, man. They get it. This is like one of those made for TV horror movies of the ‘70s, like “Burnt Offerings,” you know?

—There’s lots more to this story! Read the extended interview at

Courtesy of IFC Films and Shudder David Dastmalchian commands the screen in “Late Night With the Devil.” The Cairns Brothers playing at Regal Old Mill, Tin Pan Theater and coming to Shudder on 4/19

OUTSIDE The Gardening Sessions: A Round-Up!

A curation of exciting events from the Deschutes Public Library, just in time to help get your spring gardens going and growing

I’ve never been the best with plants. My college succulent died after I, admittedly, forgot I had it on my desk. Since then, I’ve tried my hand various times to evolve into a successful gardener; the most I’ve managed is to keep a beautiful money tree alive for a few months. This April, the Deschutes Public Library is offering a series of workshops and presentations focused on educating and spreading the love for gardening throughout Bend. From captivating presentations by horticultural experts to hands-on workshops designed to cultivate your green thumb, there's a blossoming array of activities to indulge your love for all things botanical. Whether you’re a seasoned pro, or helpless at getting your hands dirty, these events promise inspiration and knowledge.

Stories in the Garden

The event will begin with a nature-based story time, provided by Deschutes Public Library, followed by a chance for caregivers and little ones to roll up sleeves and get dirty with Denise Rowcroft. Some of this program will take place outside, so please bring appropriate layers, snacks and sun protection. Friday, Apr. 5, 10:30am at The Environmental Center. 16 NW Kansas Ave., Bend. Free. Registration is required, for more info please visit,

HOPS: Historic Photographs of the Oregon Hopscape

This talk uses historic photos of the Oregon "Hopscape" to tell the fascinating story of Oregon’s distinctive landscape and culture. The presentation is about both the hops, from planting to harvest, and the people, especially hop pickers, a group that included families, children, immigrants and nuns. Wednesday, Apr. 10 at 12:30pm at the Downtown Bend Library. 601 NW Wall St., Bend. Free.

Folded Paper Book Workshop

This workshop offers participants the unique opportunity to create a personalized folded-paper book adorned with garden-themed art papers, quotes and more! Head to the Becky Johnson Community Center for an evening of creativity and your very own garden book. Registration is required to secure your spot, more info at Thursday, Apr. 11, 6pm at Becky Johnson Community Center. 412 SW 8th St., Redmond. Free.

Color and Light in Monet’s Gardens

Join COCC art professor Jason Lamb and explore the intricacies and importance of the impressionist art movement and the influence that leading impressionist painter Claude Monet left on the art world. This presentation is offered on Monday, Apr. 15, 6-7pm at the Downtown Bend Library. 601 NW Wall St., Bend, and on Saturday, Apr. 20 at 3pm at the Becky Johnson Community Center, 412 SW 8th St., Redmond. Free.

Waterwise Gardening

Learn the secret to creating a lush garden with minimal water usage. This presentation will cover sustainable landscape design and plant selection, as well as the seven main things you want to consider when building a water-wise garden. Start your journey to an eco-friendly outdoors on Wednesday, Apr. 17, 6:30pm at the Downtown Bend Library. 601 NW Wall St., Bend. Free.

The Seed Swap

Join this seed swapping extravaganza at the Downtown Bend Library! Bring your extra seeds to share and leave with a variety of local seeds to kickstart your garden. Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to connect with fellow gardeners as this event is in partnership with the Central Oregon Gardeners group. Sat., Apr. 20, 10am at Downton Bend Library. 601 NW Wall St., Bend. Free.

Bunny Therapy and Coloring with Parsley

The East Bend Library offers an exciting afternoon of cuddles and coloring for both kids and adults. This Bunny Therapy event features Parsley, the three-yearold lionhead rabbit, who is registered through Pet Partners. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver, all are welcome to enjoy the stress-relieving benefits of this event. Saturday, Apr. 20 at 12:45pm at East Bend Library. 62080 Dean Swift Rd., Bend. Free.

Tea Making with Metolius Artisan Tea

Meet 13-year-old Sevi Stahl, daughter of local Metolius Artisan Tea’s founder, for a hands-on tea-making workshop that delves into the world of herbs and spices as you create your own unique tea blend. Learn more about the blending process and decorate your own tea jar. Registration is required, for more info please visit . Sat., Apr. 27 at 11am at the La Pine Library 16425 1st St., La Pine. Sat., Apr. 27, 4pm at the East Bend Library. 62080 Dean Swift Rd., Bend. Registration for both dates opens Apr. 1.

Guided Forest Bath at Shevlin Park

Connect with nature on a deeper level with a 1-hour guided forest bathing experience at Shevlin Park. Led by local Certified Forest Therapy Guide, Missie Walker, this immersive journey promises to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. Registration is required, for more info please visit event/74242 . Sat., Apr. 27, at 2pm at Shevlin Park. 18920 NW Shevlin Park Rd., Bend. Free.

Garden Fair at Sisters Firehouse Community Hall

Explore the world of gardening with the help of local experts for a day of workshops, demonstrations and activities focused on helping you cultivate a thriving garden. Knowledgeable pros like the Deschutes Land Trust, the Sisters Garden Club, Portland-artist Lee Kellogg and more will transform this community event into a welcoming and informative environment. Admission is free. Sunday, Apr. 28, 11am-1pm at Sisters Firehouse Community Hall. 301 S Elm St., Sisters.

workshops, classes and presentations ranging from garden sustainability to artistic innovation,
to the community by the Deschutes Public Library's “Know Gardens” series this April.
proudly brought
Bunny Therapy and Coloring with Parsley Stories in the Garden HOPS: Historic Photographs of the Oregon Hopscape Folded Paper Book Workshop The Seed Swap Photos courtesy of Deschutes Public Library


Stargaze at Smith Rock

A new observatory, located a stone’s throw from Smith Rock State Park, aims to share the majesty of the stars

The Asterisk Observatory, located at The Spot at Smith Rock, offers a new and unparalleled experience for those looking to delve into the world of astronomy. From now through June, hosted experiences are available nightly, inviting groups to not only observe the night sky but to immerse themselves in it fully with the “Sleep Under the Stars Hosted Experience.”

With a distinguished background that includes a Ph.D from the University of Heidelberg and over a decade of teaching physics and astronomy, Dr. Cassandra Fallscheer, member of the Asterisk Observatory Astronomy team, is no stranger to the wonders of the cosmos. Her passion for the stars is infectious and it's this enthusiasm that she cites as the driving force behind the observatory's mission.

"When I was a kid, I loved math and in college I studied math and physics," Fallscheer recalled. “It was during an internship though, studying astronomy, that I began to find it so fascinating and beautiful. It's incredible, the amount we do know and, on the other hand, the amount that we don’t or have yet to discover."

This unique approach to stargazing is part of what makes the Asterisk Observatory so special. "People can come and stay at the guest house and have one of the astronomers associated with the observatory come and lead a hosted observing experience,” Fallscheer explained. "We’re in a very dark and perfect location, you can see the Milky Way from it, and it's a very special place to come and look through a telescope and learn about the cosmos,” she said.

Education is at the heart of the observatory's mission and Fallscheer stressed the importance of making astronomy accessible to everyone. The awe and wonder that the general public has for astronomy is a significant moti vator for her and her team. "It really is fascinating to me as an astronomer," she noted, “and our aim is to provide astronomy education.”

The Asterisk Observatory at The Spot at Smith Rock is not just a place for astronomical observation, but a gateway to the universe.

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Common misconceptions about psychedelic therapy

Mary Casanave Sheridan is a psychedelic coach and owner of Myco-Vision. Through personalized guidance, she helps individuals explore the transformative power of psychedelics for self-discovery, healing, and growth. Mary is passionate about advocacy and education in the psychedelic space. Through this column she aims to answer reader questions, dispel myths and disinformation, and lend a hand in the creation of a more empowered and well-informed public when it comes to psychedelic substances and their potential.

This column, appearing monthly in the Source Weekly, will answer common questions.

Q: As a psychedelic guide and coach, what are the most common misconceptions you run into?

A: Psychedelic guiding work is often misunderstood, leading to misconceptions about its nature and value. One such misconception revolves around the non-directive approach, what that means and its significance. The non-directive approach entails refraining from interpreting or explain the client’s experience and encouraging them to check in with themselves and their own inner knowing to extrapolate meaning and determine the flow and process of their journey.

Many mistakenly equate non-directive with being unskilled or untrained or deduce that in this dynamic the guide isn’t “doing anything.” In truth, it requires a highly skilled practitioner to effectively remove themselves, their values, goals and judgments from the process. Non-directive guidance demands deep trust, sensitivity and the ability to hold space for the client's unique journey. Skilled practitioners refrain from imposing interpretations on clients' experiences.

The reason for this approach to guiding people through highly suggestible states of altered consciousness is that it allows for their journey to unfold without the guide's personal perspectives or values imposed upon it, thus fostering a deeper understanding of themselves and keeping them safe from confusion or manipulation. Understanding this type of guiding dispels the misconception that it lacks skill or training. It is crucial to the process for the client's healing process to be respected and guides refrain from imposing their own beliefs in a way that could detract from the experience. This approach is effective because it centers the client and their process and keeps any outside views and goals from

conflicting with them, leading to deep levels of self-awareness and trust.

Another common misconception pertains to the perceived high cost of psychedelic guidance. It's important to recognize that the financial investment reflects the extensive time, effort and expertise involved in the process, which for a seasoned and effective guide is no small thing. Some may find offense in the commodification of these substances and the accompanying spiritual experiences, with good reason. Allowing space for those valid concerns, all Western guides are still living in capitalistic societies and frameworks and therefore must be paid for their work. The consequence of not providing the healers (and teachers, and other caregivers) in any community with a living wage (and livable workload) is directly seen and felt in the health outcomes of that community. As they say, you cannot drink from a dry well.

In practical terms, most guides can work with at most one to two clients per week, and working in such a new field, need to take considerable time off for education, advocacy and continuing education. Additionally, considerable time is needed for energetic recuperation and their own inner work. In a western 1:1 practice model each client's journey requires approximately 15-20 hours of active work, along with an additional 5-10 or more hours dedicated to consultation, administration and planning work monthly before the guide even begins work with a single client.

The perceived high cost of psychedelic guidance reflects the significant time, effort and expertise invested by guides. Nonetheless, many guides aim to provide financial flexibility when needed. Most seasoned guides understand and honor the importance of accessibility and strive to accommodate those with limited financial means. Sliding scale rates or adjustable payment plans are almost always available upon request, allowing individuals who might not otherwise have access to benefit from these transformative experiences. Charging full price when feasible serves as an offset for cost adjustments made for those in need.

Onward journeyers!

—Send your questions about psychedelic therapy to mothermarymyco@gmail. com. Free 30-minute consultations for further discussions can be made through her website


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Puzzle for the week of March 25, 2024

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Puzzle for the week of March

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Answer for the week of March 18, 2024


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“The dying process begins the minute we are born, but it accelerates during dinner parties.” — Carol Grace

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): In the coming days, your hunger will be so inexhaustible that you may feel driven to devour extravagant amounts of food and drink. It’s possible you will gain ten pounds in a very short time. Who Knows? You might even enter an extreme eating contest and devour 46 dozen oysters in ten minutes! APRIL FOOL! Although what I just said is remotely plausible, I foresee that you will sublimate your exorbitant hunger. You will realize it is spiritual in nature and can’t be gratified by eating food. As you explore your voracious longings, you will hopefully discover a half-hidden psychological need you have been suppressing. And then you will liberate that need and feed it what it craves!

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Taurus novelist Lionel Shriver writes, "There’s a freedom in apathy, a wild, dizzying liberation on which you can almost get drunk." In accordance with astrological omens, I recommend you experiment with Shriver's strategy in the coming weeks. APRIL FOOL! I lied. In fact, Lionel Shriver's comment is one of the dumbest thoughts I have ever heard. Why would anyone want the cheap, damaged liberation that comes from feeling indifferent, numb, and passionless? Please do all you can to disrupt and dissolve any attraction you may have to that state, Taurus. In my opinion, you now have a sacred duty to cultivate extra helpings of enthusiasm, zeal, liveliness, and ambition.

GEMINI (May 21June 20): At enormous cost and after years of study, I have finally figured out the meaning of life, at least as it applies to you Geminis. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to reveal it to you unless you send me $1,000 and a case of Veuve Clicquot champagne. I’ve got to recoup my investment, right?! APRIL FOOL! Most of what I just said was a dirty lie. It’s true that I have worked hard to uncover the meaning of life for you Geminis. But I haven’t found it yet. And even if I did, I would of course provide it to you free. Luckily, you are now in a prime position to make dramatic progress in deciphering the meaning of life for yourself.

to get any of it. Just be yourself!

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Happy Unbirthday, Libra! It's that time halfway between your last birthday and your next. Here are the presents I plan to give you: a boost in your receptivity to be loved and needed; a constructive relationship with obsession; more power to accomplish the halfright thing when it's hard to do the totally right thing; the disposal of 85 percent of the psychic trash left over from the time between 2018 and 2023; and a provocative new invitation to transcend an outworn old taboo. APRIL FOOL! The truth is, I can’t possibly supply every one of you with these fine offerings, so please bestow them on yourself. Luckily, the cosmic currents will conspire with you to make these things happen.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Now would be an excellent time to seek liposuction, a facelift, Botox, buttocks augmentation, or hair transplants. Cosmic rhythms will be on your side if you change how you look. APRIL FOOL! Everything I just said was a lie. I’ve got nothing against cosmetic surgery, but now is not the right time to alter your appearance. Here’s the correct oracle: Shed your disguises, stop hiding anything about who you really are, and show how proud you are of your idiosyncrasies.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): I command you to love Jesus and Buddha! If you don’t, you will burn in Hell! APRIL FOOL! I was just kidding. I was being sensationalistic to grab your attention. Here’s my real, true oracle for you: Love everybody, including Jesus and Buddha. And I mean love them all twice as strong and wild and tender. The cosmic powers ask it of you! The health of your immortal soul depends on it! Yes, Sagittarius, for your own selfish sake, you need to pour out more adoration and care and compassion than you ever have before. I’m not exaggerating! Be a lavish Fountain of Love!

CANCER (June 21-July 22): For a limited time only, you have permission from the cosmos to be a wildly charismatic egomaniac who brags incessantly and insists on getting your selfish needs met at all times and in all places. Please feel free to have maximum amounts of narcissistic fun, Cancerian! APRIL FOOL! I was exaggerating a bit, hoping to offer you medicinal encouragement so you will stop being so damn humble and self-effacing all the time. But the truth is, now is indeed an excellent time to assert your authority, expand your clout, and flaunt your potency and sovereignty.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Michael Scott was a character in the TV sitcom The Office. He was the boss of a paper company. Played by Leo actor Steve Carell, he was notoriously self-centered and obnoxious. However, there was one famous scene I will urge you to emulate. He was asked if he would rather be feared or loved. He replied, "Um, easy, both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me." Be like Michael Scott, Leo! APRIL FOOL! i was half-kidding. It's true I'm quite excited by the likelihood that you will receive floods of love in the coming weeks. It’s also true that I think you should do everything possible to boost this likelihood. But I would rather that people be amazed and pleased at how much they love you, not afraid.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Now would be an excellent time for you to snag a Sugar Daddy or Sugar Momma or Sugar NonBinary Nurturer. The astrological omens are telling me that life is expanding its willingness and capacity to provide you with help, support, and maybe even extra cash. I dare you to dangle yourself as bait and sell your soul to the highest bidder. APRIL FOOL! I was half-kidding. While I do believe it’s prime time to ask for and receive more help, support, and extra cash, I don’t believe you will have to sell your soul

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): If you gave me permission, I would cast a spell to arouse in you a case of ergophobia, i.e., an aversion to work. I think you need to take a sweet sabbatical from doing business as usual. APRIL FOOL! I was just joking about casting a spell on you. But I do wish you would indulge in a lazy, do-nothing retreat. If you want your ambitions to thrive later, you will be wise to enjoy a brief period of delightful emptiness and relaxing dormancy. As Buddhist teacher Sylvia Boorstein recommends, “Don’t just do something! Sit there!”

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): In accordance with current astrological omens, I suggest you get the book Brain Surgery for Beginners by Steven Parker and David West. You now have the power to learn and even master complex new skills, and this would be a excellent place to start. APRIL FOOL! I was half-kidding. I don’t really think you should take a scalpel to the gray matter of your friends and family members—or yourself, for that matter. But I am quite certain that you currently have an enhanced power to learn and even master new skills. It’s time to raise your educational ambitions to a higher octave. Find out what lessons and training you need most, then make plans to get them.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): In the religious beliefs of Louisiana Voodoo, one God presides over the universe but never meddles in the details of life. There are also many spirits who are always intervening and tinkering, intimately involved in the daily rhythm. They might do nice things for people or play tricks on them—and everything in between. In alignment with current astrological omens, I urge you to convert to the Louisiana Voodoo religion and try ingenious strategies to get the spirits to do your bidding. APRIL FOOL! I don’t really think you should convert. However, I believe it would be fun and righteous for you to proceed as if spirits are everywhere—and assume that you have the power to harness them to work on your behalf.

Homework: Speak aloud as you tell yourself the many ways you are wonderful.

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Sun Time

Happy Daylight Saving Time! Sorry to say, no time has actually been saved, just shifted. We lose an hour in March to "spring forward" by adding daylight to the evening and gain an hour or “fall back” in November by adding daylight to the morning. Make sense? Not to me. But apparently it did to railroad barons, wartime presidents and Chambers of Commerce. What they have in common is the manipulation of time for economic benefit.

Money and clock time got together long before honky-tonk singer Lefty Frizzell’s compelling proposition. To preempt federal involvement, 19th-century American railroad tycoons imposed the Eastern, Central, Mountain and Pacific time zones to establish predictable on-time service. The zones replaced a mishmash of local “sun times” where high noon was determined by the sun’s position over their respective towns. The first U.S. law imposing DST went into effect during WWI. Although the official reason, as in Europe, was to save fuel, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce was betting more people would shop and attend outdoor sports events on sunny evenings after work. The next DST policy was enforced during WWII to reduce energy consumption, but many saw dollar signs. After that war ended many American cities, having financially benefited from longer-lasting afternoon light, stayed with the time change. The result, according to Michael Downing, author of “Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time,” was, “cities observing Daylight Saving Time surrounded by rural areas that are not, and no one can tell what time it is anywhere.” To belatedly make order out of chaos, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Uniform Time Act in 1966: six months of Daylight Saving Time in the spring and six months of Standard Time in the fall. In 2005, after lobbying by barbecue manufacturers and the golf industry, Daylight Saving Time was increased to eight months to capture the dollars consumers would spend while enjoying eight extra weeks of late afternoon tee time and burgers.

“Clock time is not what most people think it is. It was created and is frequently altered and adjusted to fit social and political purposes,” says Joe Zadeh in his article “Tyranny of Time,” in “NOEMA”. To wit, Daylight Savings Time and the seven-day week were whimsically made up and, as of

March 10, high noon is now high one o’clock. Zadeh states, “Like money, the clock has come to be seen as the thing it was only supposed to represent. The clock has become time itself.” Indeed, time is money—to be spent or wasted. In the name of efficiency and productivity, we apply clock time to even the most natural of processes. A strict timetable for contractions, cervical dilation and delivery is now standard in U.S. hospitals. Birthing my first child in 1976, when my labor subsided the doctor quipped, “You have a union uterus! Your contractions stopped right at 5 pm!” He promptly injected me with oxytocin to get things back on schedule. Even dying doesn’t get a pass. There are any number of “death clocks” online that determine everything from the total number of seconds you have left to live, to what health risks affect your life expectancy and how to average those and other data points for an even more accurate projection.

U.S. Congress is currently considering legislation to permanently impose Daylight Saving Time across the country. It looks as if money considerations will triumph even though many oppose DST. Farmers don’t like it because it leaves them with less dawn light to get milk, protein and produce to market. Many citizens are fine with Standard Time as summer days get longer on their own. Doctors favor Standard Time because DST is out of sync with the natural rhythms of the body resulting in a variety of health complications. And the claims that Daylight Saving Time saves on energy consumption? Generally refuted.

Whatever the legislative decision, no sleight of time-altering hand can change what we know is the natural outcome of lives well lived. Honest acknowledgement of that most natural of cycles results in living in time with time rather than trying to bend it to economic or any other will. The grip of clock time loosens as we age. In the face of the finite, though time still flies by, it does so in a more generous and natural way...more like sun time.

Zadeh points to religious and indigenous traditions of timekeeping, to ecological clocks and calendars that have withstood the test of, guess what, time! “There are more ways to arrange and synchronize ourselves with the world around us than the abstract clock time we hold so dear.”

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Are you thinking about buying a home soon? If so, you should know today’s market is competitive in many areas because the number of homes for sale is still low – and that’s leading to multiple-offer scenarios. And moving into the peak homebuying season this spring, this is only expected to ramp up more.

Remember these four tips to make your best offer.

1. Partner with a Real Estate Agent

Rely on a real estate agent who can support your goals. As PODS notes: “Making an offer on a home without an agent is certainly possible, but having a pro by your side gives you a massive advantage in figuring out what to offer on a house.”

Agents are local market experts. They know what’s worked for other buyers in your area and what sellers may be looking for. That advice can be game changing when you’re deciding what offer to bring to the table.

2. Understand Your Budget

Knowing your numbers is even more important right now. The best way to understand your budget is to work with a lender so you can get pre-approved for a home loan. Doing so helps you be more financially confident and shows sellers you’re serious. That gives you a competitive edge. As Investopedia says, “Sellers have an advantage because of intense buyer demand and a limited number of homes for sale; they may be less likely to consider offers without pre-approval letters.”

3. Make a Strong, but Fair Offer

It’s only natural to want the best deal you can get on a home, especially when

affordability is tight. However, submitting an offer that’s too low does have some risks. You don’t want to make an offer that’ll be tossed out as soon as it’s received just to see if it sticks. As explains: “An offer price that’s significantly lower than the listing price, is often rejected by sellers who feel insulted . . . Most listing agents try to get their sellers to at least enter negotiations with buyers, to counteroffer with a number a little closer to the list price. However, if a seller is offended by a buyer or isn’t taking the buyer seriously, there’s not much you, or the real estate agent, can do.”

The expertise your agent brings to this part of the process will help you stay competitive and find a price that’s fair to you and the seller.

4. Trust Your Agent During Negotiations

After you submit your offer, the seller may decide to counter it. When negotiating, it's smart to understand what matters to the seller. Once you do, being as flexible as you can on things like moving dates or the condition of the house can make your offer more attractive.

Your real estate agent is your partner in navigating these details. Trust them to lead you through negotiations and help you figure out the best plan. As an article from the National Association of Realtors explains, “There are many factors up for discussion in any real estate transaction — from price to repairs to possession date. A real estate professional who’s representing you will look at the transaction from your perspective, helping you negotiate a purchase agreement that meets your needs.”

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