Source Weekly May 23, 2024

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On the Cover: "Falling in Love With The Commoner Because He's a Poet," 2015. Kaycee Anseth (1979-2020). Collage & Gold Leaf. This original collage was first exhibited in Kaycee's solo show called "Kingdom of the Animals" in 2015 at The Workhouse in Bend. The Kaycee Anseth Legacy Foundation seeks to beautify, heal, and unite our community by removing financial obstacles for Central Oregon artists, amplifying their ability to create. To honor the legacy of artist, musician and activist Kaycee Anseth, the nonprofit distributes small seed grants to creators of all backgrounds throughout the Central Oregon region. Read more about this in the story on page 30. Anseth's work is displayed locally at Scalehouse Gallery until May 25.

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This week, we’re rolling out the first feature story from Reporter Jennifer Baires, who joins our team as a features and investigative reporter, funded by the Lay It Out Foundation. The foundation, the brainchild of our Publisher Aaron Switzer, was created to both support nonprofits in our work with Central Oregon Gives, but also to help fund nonprofit journalism projects in Central Oregon.

It’s a big step for us to not only launch a nonprofit journalism endeavor, but also to bring on a new reporter whose job it is to look even deeper into the stories that are important to Central Oregonians. The fact that this position is funded through the donations of keen, engaged readers in our very own community is the stuff of an editor’s dreams.

It’s both thrilling and a deep responsibility to launch an investigative arm at this newspaper, and it’s my hope that through this project we’ll bring more infor mation, accountability and dang good storytelling to you, our readers. Baires kicks all of that off with part one of our three-part series on fire in the landscape in this week’s Feature.

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All across the West, it’s shaping up to be a wondrous whitewater season.

Snowpack levels have been high, reservoirs have had a healthy amount of water, and over at the Owyhee River, everything is looking “just right” for weather and water — meaning many hopeful water-lovers may just get that trip they’ve long been hoping for in the Owyhee.

With many minds on the Owyhee, there’s another piece of news: A new poll about the area shows massive support for protecting the Owyhee Canyonlands through a presidential monument designation. The May poll commissioned by the Oregon League of Conservation Voters and the advocacy group Protect the Owyhee Canyonlands showed that some 73% of Oregonians support protecting the Canyonlands as a national monument. Broken down by party lines, the poll found that 95% of Democrats, 76% of non-affiliated voters and 40% of Republicans polled support the notion of a monument.

Currently, the Owyhee is the largest unprotected area in the western United States, with just 5% of it protected from development. At this point, designating the area as a monument appears to be the most realistic method of seeing something happen there.

coalition of strange bedfellows, and it proves that when people work together, even the most polarized company can get things done. Under that legislation, grazing would continue; hunting and fishing would, too, while at the same time the area would be protected from the pressures of industrial development, climate change and more.

The irony is, Congress itself has been at impasse much of the time, and with that, the legislative approach has thus far not borne fruit. Yet what those efforts in the legislative arena have borne is more understanding of the needs of the area and why it deserves protection.

This most recent poll is one more piece of evidence that by and large, a monument for the Owyhee Canyonlands would not just be the right thing to do for the sake of environmental protection, but that it would be largely well-received in Oregon.

Five years ago, Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley began to introduce legislation that would do much of the same things that a monument does — protecting this important natural resource while also paying heed to the concerns of ranchers, hunters and anglers. Their efforts brought together tribal members, ranchers, outdoor recreationalists, local businesses and others who may not be assumed to agree, to get behind legislation that would protect 1.1 million acres of the 2.5-million-acre Owyhee. It’s been a

The effort toward protecting the Canyonlands has thus far proved that it is possible to bring together people with varying priorities, and to emerge with a compromise that makes everyone feel they’re winning. One could argue that the same thing could now be done in Congress — that interested parties could mount an effort to convince enough members of the House and Senate of the validity of the cause. But with that same House and Senate barely able to muster the political will to pass basic things like a budget, finding other methods also seems expedient.

A poll is a poll and it gives people a read of the room — yet each individual can still take action, too. A petition to protect the Owyhee Canyonlands is currently open at the Protect the Owyhee Canyonlands website, or at the Oregon League of Conservation Voters,

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STOP SPRAYING WEED KILLER. Everyone knows it is poison to us too. Kills the bugs and the bees. We can smell it blowing on the breeze. Which means whoever is spraying that much is exposing themselves and the whole neighborhood to a known carcinogen. That means it causes cancer and we know it. Why are people still doing this? Is it really worth it? There are other ways to kill unwanted plants. Why do you want to kill yourself and everyone else? We are being exposed to much more toxins on a daily basis now than ever before. Our future is uncertain. Will we destroy ourselves only or the entire planet too? It's time for humans to start treating the Earth with more respect. She is our home and the source of all our sustenance. What will it take to convince you? Put down the Roundup. Put down the poisons. You have got to find a way to garden and landscape that does not kill bugs. Bugs and bees are a precious part of nature that serve many purposes in the nutrient cycle that our food production is entirely dependent on. We have got to stop polluting everything and that starts in your own yard. We must insist that this type of casual poisoning stop. I see people spraying it all the time with no safety gear on. There have been lawsuits about this. How many times do we have to go over it? Are you too brain dead from all the heavy metals in you to understand that poison equals death? And it obviously isn't going to be fast. —Kay Bee


We are writing to show our support for William (Bill) Bailey for Deschutes County Sheriff.

We first met William Bailey (Bill) last year when our sons became friends in middle school. They became fast friends and have since grown into family. Bill and his family have shown my son, as well as my daughter, support, and love. Both my children love spending time with Bill and his family and know that they are always there if they need any guidance.

As a mother and educator in Deschutes County, I know how important it is for kids to have safe adults in their life looking out for them and their well-being. Bill hears our concerns about safety in the schools and in the community. He helps set our minds at ease and talks us through his vision and the things he will accomplish as Sheriff. Bill has heart, integrity and loyalty. He is hard working and works tirelessly for our community. We know he is destined to be the next Sheriff in Deschutes County and we support him throughout this journey.

— Dawn and Jon Roberts


I have to say your letter about The Bulletin not endorsing candidates encouraged me to write my first letter. As a person who has always been non-partisan I educate myself and endorse human beings not political parties. I vote for individuals who cross

party lines and work with all sides. Since moving to Oregon full time 11 years ago I have to say there should be more compromise so everyone is represented and respected.

—Peggy Spittler


I feel a shout-out is in order! For the last seven years, I’ve commuted by bicycle on an almost daily basis. From the bike saddle, it’s been fun to observe how this town changes through the seasons. Potholes come and go. Road paint disappears, eventually becoming vivid again. But one year-round constant persists: tension. The tension that stems from being constantly vigilant, especially in roundabouts, for hazards such as gravel and drivers who don’t see you or your bicycle.

Living in the Larkspur neighborhood, as bike projects materialize, I’ve easily been able to connect my most frequent destinations by bike. Bend is certainly a complete community in that it is often possible to get around without a car, although certain sections require especially heightened awareness. So I really appreciate the thoughtfulness applied to the Midtown crossings and Bend Bikeways development to make eastwest travel safer and more pleasant.

It’s encouraging to see the City planning and building bike-friendly routes throughout town. I spend a lot of time on Wilson Ave., and the recent improvements have made car-bike tension

almost nonexistent on that stretch. I’m excited and grateful to see what happens on Franklin, Greenwood, 2nd, and Hawthorne! With efforts like these, riding a bike in Bend will be more peaceful and uplifting, not tense. Riding a bicycle is a special kind of freedom and I want to applaud the Bend City Council and City staff for making it more accessible to cyclists of all ages and abilities.

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Funds for Low and ModerateIncome Households

The Bend City Council approved the 2024 Community Development Block Grant, recommended by the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee, awarding $541,277 to local projects.

Those awarded funds include Thrive Central Oregon, Volunteers in Medicine, J Bar J, Living Options for Teens, Bend Church and Bend-Redmond Habitat for Humanity. All of the awarded projects will offer housing assistance or case management services for those experiencing houselessness.

“We appreciate collaborating with local affordable housing developers and service providers to support our community,” said Affordable Housing Manager Racheal Egan Baker. “These awards directly benefit approximately 314 people.”

Oregon Preschool Promise Program Shows Positive Results

The Oregon Department of Early Learning and Care launched a new data dashboard showing positive trends around its Preschool Promise Program. The program, serving children ages 3 to 4, helps low-income families gain access to early learning options. The data, according to a press release, shows thousands of families across the state accessing free, high-quality preschool.

“Preschool Promise is helping to ensure that families with young children have preschool options that align with the learning environment they know will work best for their child and their family,” said DELC Director Alyssa Chatterjee.

Biden Administration Set to Reschedule Cannabis

The Department of Justice submitted a proposal to move cannabis off the list of most dangerous drugs


- The number of acres in the Deschutes National Forest that need treatment by thinning, mowing and prescribed burning. From this week’s Feature, “Treating the Forest.”

“Collage is something all of us do at some point in our lives — when we are small in school putting together book reports, or as we grow into ourselves and create vision boards for our future. If this is how you think of collage, I encourage you to go see Kaycee’s work in person.”

The Biden administration announced that it is officially moving to reschedule cannabis from a Schedule I drug to a Schedule III drug under federal law. The Department of Justice submitted a notice of proposed rulemaking to the Federal Register on May 16 initiating a formal rulemaking process to reclassify the drug.

A Schedule I drug is classified as having a high potential for abuse with no accepted medical use, while Schedule III drugs are defined as those with a moderate to low potential for physical and psychological dependence. Rescheduling cannabis to Schedule III would federally recognize the medical use of the drug and acknowledge that it has less risk for misuse.

“Too many lives have been upended because of our failed approach to marijuana,” President Joe Biden stated in a post on social platform X.

At Biden’s request, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the DOJ studied the drug’s medical use and dependency potential and recommended the rescheduling.

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), a lead sponsor of the SAFER Banking Act, which would ensure legal businesses are able to access banking services, shared his support for this proposal.

to continue to push for the full descheduling of cannabis, as well as championing restorative justice legislation.

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) also shared his excitement following the announcement.

“It’s official, the Biden administration has taken a historic step toward ending reefer madness and bringing common sense to federal cannabis policy. Now it’s time to follow the lead of 24 states and more than half the country by decriminalizing and putting in place smart federal regulations,” said Wyden.

Smart Approaches to Marijuana, an alliance that says it promotes a healthfirst approach to marijuana policy, intends to oppose the rescheduling recommendation, stating the decision would allow the industry to take tax deductions on advertising expenses.

“This is setting the stage to create the Big Tobacco of our time. It will also surely send the message that marijuana is a safe drug and an approved medicine,” read a statement from SAM President Dr. Kevin Sabet.

Marijuana has been classified as a Schedule I drug since Congress enacted the Controlled Substances Act in 1970, according to the DOJ. The process of rescheduling a controlled substance follows a formal rulemaking procedure, with a required notice to the public and an opportunity for comment and a hearing.

- The artist Teafly, from this week’s Culture story, “OutCreating with the Kaycee Anseth

Legacy Foundation.”

“The Biden administration rescheduling cannabis from Schedule I to Schedule III is welcome news and an important step in the right direction. We cannot let up momentum, though. Cannabis has not been descheduled, so we still have work to do,” Merkley said in a statement.

Merkley believes the SAFER Banking Act remains necessary and plans

Now that the proposal has been submitted, the Drug Enforcement Administration will gather and consider information submitted by the public before deciding on the appropriate schedule.


Oregon Travel Stabilizes Following the Pandemic

Local tourism agencies reveal data that shows an industry rebound

While tourism in Oregon steadily increased for several years prior to the pandemic, travel bans and other restrictions wreaked havoc on the industry, slowing progress significantly in 2020. Since then, the state has been working to stabilize and continue to grow its tourism industry.

Visit Oregon, the agency promoting statewide tourism, released its most recent economic impact data last week, revealing that Oregon tourism has rebounded to pre-pandemic levels. In 2023, travel industry employment recovered and both employee earnings and visitor spending rose significantly.

According to the 2023 report, visitor spending in the state reached an all-time high of $14 billion, a 0.6% increase from 2022.

According to the data, the largest increase came from the food service industry, which earned $197 million.

This steady increase, according to the report, signifies industry stabilization com pared to the rapid rise in spending between 2021 and 2022, as the tourism industry emerged from the pandemic.

2023 grew 1.5% overall, resulting in $650 million, $10 million more than in 2022.

The state’s lodging tax funds Oregon Tourism Commission programs, like Visit Oregon and Visit Bend. The state tax is currently 1.5% of the amount charged for occupancy of transient lodging.

Bend’s transient room tax makes it so anyone staying in a Bend hotel, vacation rental or other short-term lodging pays a 10.4% visitor room tax to the City of Bend. Some 64.6% of the revenue generated by the tax goes to the City’s General Fund, which pays for police, fire and roads. The remaining 35.4% is used for tourism promotion, going to Visit Bend.

Travel spending in the City of Bend increased 0.2%, from $382.2 million in 2022 to $383.4 million in 2023.

Central Oregon made up approximately 9% of all travel spending in the state. Within the region, Deschutes County generated about 86% of travel spending in the region, while Crook, Jefferson and a portion of Wasco counties accounted for the remaining 14%, according to the report. Bend generates 30% of all the direct travel spending in the region.

According to Nate Wyeth with Visit Bend, the city saw major visitor growth immediately following the pandemic. People flocked to Bend once travel bans were lifted, he said, causing a major increase in tourism, bringing the numbers up significantly compared to what normal growth would look like.

While the increase in visitor spending this year was somewhat small, it shows that the tourism within Bend is growing at about the same pace now as it was before the pandemic.

In 2023, industry earnings also grew significantly in the state and locally. The amount of money earned by employees and proprietors of the Oregon tourism industry grew to $4.5 billion — a 6.9% increase from 2022.

Direct travel-generated earnings in Bend increased to $117.8 million, a 16% change since 2022, according to Bend’s economic impact data.

The total state and local tax revenue in

According to the report, Bend generates 54% of the local tax revenue in the region. This is a result of a higher city-level transient occupancy tax rate compared to other cities in Central Oregon. The City of Redmond collects a 9% transient lodging tax and the City of Sisters collects an 8.99% tax. Bend’s employment sector also outpaces other cities in the region, generating 33% of direct travel-generated employment. Bend’s tourism employment grew to 3,470 jobs since 2022, a 10.5% increase.

Employment in the state’s travel industry as a whole recovered to pre-pandemic levels in 2023 with the creation of 2,180 new jobs, bringing the employment total back up to 118,500, a number not seen since before the pandemic.

“Those are the things that show we are moving in the right direction in the sense of restoring the workforce numbers to those pre-pandemic levels,” said Wyeth.

The industry has seen a major jump in employment in recent years as jobs are reintroduced and refilled throughout the state.

The pandemic caused the loss of 25,000 travel and hospitality jobs across the state, according to a press release. “We have finally gotten to this place now where we have caught up to pre-pandemic staffing levels. We have surpassed now what 2019 looked like,” said Wyeth.

While most of the industry has seen increases since the pandemic, Bend saw a decline in lodging this year. Lodging sales lowered to $140 million in 2023, a decrease of 3.1% compared to 2022.

This, Wyeth said, could be attributed to a national trend. Leisure travel in general has seen a softening over the past several months, he said. “In Bend, we’re just a little more acute to some of those issues,” he said. Things like weather-related issues can cause even a larger impact. According to Wyeth, things are still moving in the right direction.

Stevens Ranch Library Breaks Ground

The Deschutes Public Library broke ground on its new 10,000-square-foot Stevens Ranch Library

The Central Library at Stevens Ranch in east Bend held its groundbreaking ceremony on May 20. The library at Stevens Ranch, situated on 8.5 acres at the northeast corner of 27th Street and Wilderness Way, will include 100,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space. The building is expected to take approximately two years to complete.

The largest Deschutes Public Library building right now is the nearly 28-year-old Downtown Bend library, which was designed for a community of 35,000 people, according to Library Director Todd Dunkelberg.

“The population has shot past what we are able to serve, so this is really going to help with that,” Dunkelberg said.

The three-story building will offer community meeting rooms, as well as study and co-working spaces, reading areas and creative DIY spaces.

The second level of the library will meet the needs of children and teens. “The number-one thing people have talked about wanting to have in the library was interactive children’s spaces. It’s going to have

a large space for kids of all ages,” Dunkelberg said.

The library will offer areas for young children to play and interact. It will also have spaces for quieter reading and a story time area, welcoming children of varying ages. Middle- to high-school-age teens will have a dedicated space of their own.

Another amenity that Dunkelberg said people wanted was a cafe, which will be another feature. Among those offerings, the space will have a number of interesting outdoor features, including multiuse patio areas and a drive-up window for customers to conveniently pick up and drop off materials.

The Central Library at Stevens Ranch will be an all-electric building built to meet LEED Gold certification standard, a rating system denoting a building has a sustainable design.

Voters approved a nearly $200 million bond measure in 2020 to build a new central library, as well as repair, modernize and upgrade other area libraries.

“We’re so thankful for the community’s support to make this happen,” said Dunkelberg.

At top is what the new DPL will look like when completed. Ground was broken on the project on May 20. Top, Courtesy Deschutes Public Library. Bottom photos by Julianna LaFollette Julianna L aFollette
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l gobierno de Biden anunció que se está aproximando oficialmente reclasificar el cannabis de Clasificación I a Clasificación III según la ley federal. E el 16 de mayo, el departamento de Justicia (DOJ por sus siglas en inglés) presentó un aviso de propuesta de ley al registro federal poniendo en marcha un proceso formal de ley oficial para reclasificar la droga.

Una droga de Clasificación I se clasifica de alta posibilidad de abuso sin un uso médico aceptado, mientras que las drogas de Clasificación III se definen como aquellas con una posibilidad de dependencia física y psicológica de baja a moderada. Reclasificar el cannabis a Clasificación III reconocería a nivel federal el uso médico de la droga y reconocería que tiene menos riesgo por el uso indebido.

“Muchas vidas han sido volcadas debido a nuestro enfoque fallido hacia la marihuana, “declaró el presidente Joe Biden en una publicación en la plataforma social X.

Por petición de Biden, el Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de

los Estados Unidos y el DOJ estudiaron el uso médico de la droga y su posible dependencia y recomendaron la reclasificación.

El Senador Jeff Merk ley (D-OR), uno de los principales patroci nadores de SAFER Banking Act, que garantiza que los comercios legales puedan acceder a los servicios bancarios, compartió su apoyo a esta propuesta.

“La reclasificación del cannabis de Clasifi cación I a Clasificación III por parte del gobierno de Biden es buena y es un paso importante hacia la dirección correcta. Sin embargo, no podemos desacelerar el momento. Cannabis no ha sido desclasificada, así que todavía tenemos trabajo que hacer,” comentó Merkley en un comunicado.

Merkley cree que SAFER Banking Act sigue siendo necesaria y planea seguir impulsando la desclasificación del cannabis, además de apoyar la ley de justicia restaurativa.

El Senador Ron Wyden (D-OR) también compartió su entusiasmo tras el anuncio.

“Es oficial, el gobierno de Biden ha dado un paso histórico para terminar con las y para traer el sentido común a las políticas federales sobre el cannabis. Es hora de seguir la guía de 24 estados y de más de la mitad del país al despenalizar y poner normas federales inteligentes,” dijo Wyden.

Smart Approaches to Marijuana, una alianza que dice promover una política de marihuana que prioriza la salud, tiene la intención de oponerse a la

recomendación de la reclasificación, declarando que la decisión permetiría a la industria tomar deduciones fiscales de publicidad.

“Esto está preparando la fase para crear las grandes tabacaleras de nuestros tiempos. Seguramente también enviará el mensaje de que la marihuana es una droga segura y un medicamento aprobado,” se declara en un comunicado del Presidente de SAM, el Dr. Kevin Sabet.

La marihuana ha sido clasificada como una droga de Clasificación I desde que el Congreso decretó la Ley de Sustancias Controladas en 1970, según el DOJ. El proceso de reclasificación de una sustancia controlada sigue un procedimiento normativo formal, junto con un aviso requerido para el público y una oportunidad para compartir comentarios y una audiencia.

Ahora que se ha presentado la propuesta, el Departamento de Implementación de Drogas recopilará y tomará en cuenta la información presentada por el público antes de decidir la clasificación apropiada.

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A three-part series exploring how Central Oregon can safely live with fire

We can’t control where an earthquake hits, when a volcano erupts or the path of a hurricane or twister, but we can take measures to prevent a fire from breaking out and barreling down on a community.

In Central Oregon, the reality of living with fire, and its offspring smoke, is unavoidable. But, unlike other natural disasters that regularly devastate communities worldwide, we have some measure of control over fire.

Over the next few months, the Source Weekly will investigate how prepared we are for the next wildfire – from how the forests are being managed to how to accommodate the region’s rapidly growing population without increasing wildfire risk. Because, as the experts stress, it is not a case of “if” but “when” a blaze will be in our backyard.

It’s a little after 9 am on a crystal blue day in Bend. After many false starts, spring has arrived and brought with her warming air and light breezes. Flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing. The landscape is lush, and on the outskirts of the Deschutes National Forest – just a few hundred yards from Cascade Lakes

are indeed good: vegetation is deemed dry enough to burn but not too dry that it’ll move fast and far; the trees are holding on to enough moisture to ensure they too won’t go up in flames, much of the land has been thinned, mowed and masticated. Smoke forecasters have checked their models and predict that incoming breezes will lift the fire’s smoke up and (mostly) away from communities along

“You need to be able to put more smoke into this city”
—Phil Chang

er lights a drip-torch and sets fire to the ground. This is a test fire ahead of a 209acre prescribed burn. A final check that today, after years of preparation and work, this land can be burned.

Conditions on this day in mid-May

According to the U.S. Forest Service, 99.84% of prescribed burns go as planned. But when they go wrong, they can go very wrong. The most recent prominent example is the

2022 prescribed burn in the Santa Fe National Forest that left its boundaries and merged with another out-of-control prescribed burn, eventually resulting in the largest wildfire in New Mexico’s recorded history. Or, for a more local example, a controlled burn that same year in the Malheur National Forest in eastern Oregon burned roughly 20 acres of private land and resulted in the Grant County Sheriff arresting the fire’s burn boss on charges of reckless burning. Against this backdrop, the stakes today are high. But according to many experts, the risk of not burning is higher. Two years ago, in a national first, the federal government released a wildfire crisis report, “Confronting the Wildfire Crisis: A Strategy for Protecting Communities and Improving Resilience in America’s Forests,” identifying key areas across the country where communities were at the most risk for devastating fires. Among the first 10 landscapes identified and chosen to receive funding and begin implementing the Wildfire Crisis Strategy was Central Oregon. The initial investment was $131 million.

Our relationship with fire is unique; through it we evolved, and with it, we hope to prevent it.

And, the threat to the region increases daily as vegetation in surrounding forests grows, drought dries out the land and more people move to town, fueling development and pushing farther into wild lands. The burn in west Bend today is part of a pilot project resulting from the wildfire crisis report. It allows for burning more aggressively, closer to communities than before and with support across governmental agencies, from the local to national level.

A History of Suppression

Fire in the Cascade Mountain range forests that surround Central Oregon is not new. It was here long before European settlers and was used by Indigenous tribes as a way to help maintain forest health. Much of the knowledge around exactly how and why tribes burned in the area has been lost, but there is enough physical evidence remaining and early accounts recorded by settlers, to know that the use of fire was intentional and sophisticated, according to a USDA report from 2003 entitled, “References on the American Indian use of Fire in Ecosystems.”

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Story and photos by Jennifer Baires A Ponderosa pine briefly goes up in flames during a prescribed burn on May 14.

they lived to promote a diversity of habitats, especially increasing the ‘edge effect,’ which gave the Indians greater security and stability to their lives,” the report reads. “Their use of fire was different from white settlers who burned to create greater uniformity in ecosystems.”

Historically, the fires that moved through a forest like the Deschutes National Forest – either by natural elements or intentionally set – were low-intensity fires, the kind a prescribed burn done today is meant to mimic. The pattern of fire was cyclical, occurring every five to 25 years, according to specialists. Until the early 1900s.

Following a series of catastrophic wildfires in the early 1900s the federal government committed to minimizing the threat of wildfires to citizens by suppressing nearly all fires. In 1933, the Tillamook fire burned nearly 300,000 acres, making it the largest wildfire at that time in the Northwest. In its wake, the Forest Service instituted a “10 a.m.” policy – meaning it would seek to extinguish any fire by the following morning.

These suppression efforts were shockingly effective – working 95 – 98% of the time. But once suppressed, the grasses, shrubs and young trees grew, resulting in fuel accumulations that all but ensured that the next fire would be even worse. And at the same time, logging in other parts of the forest stripped the land of the largest and oldest trees –further weakening the forest to fire.

Reintroducing Flames

It’s nearly noon at the west

fire burns away at shrubs and overgrown grass. Models show that the work done today will help protect communities downhill if, or when, an unplanned blaze ignites. As we enter the burn zone the light around us darkens, taking on a dusk-like appearance. Smoke lingers in the trees, making it hard to see, bright shoots of orange and red dot the distance. With a steady pace a firefighter walks across the landscape dripping flames in a line and occasionally stopping to survey the work, creating a mosaic of burned land.

Trucks and other emergency vehicles are on standby to support burn efforts and mitigate the risk of fire getting out of hand. It’s calm and quiet, except for the sound of crackling vegetation.

“We have proven successes of stopping wildfires based on these treatments.”
—Jaimie Olle

“It feels pretty awesome,” says Jaimie Olle, public affairs specialist for Deschutes National Forest, as she walks along the burn area. “It is awesome to do good work,” she adds, “work where we’re protecting our communities.”

Olle is animated when she talks about the work the Forest Service is undertaking to undo the suppression policies of the past and the growing risks associated with climate change and drought. This year the Deschutes National Forest plan is for around 10,000 acres of burning, a substantial increase from the average over the last 15 years of 4,500 acres. To support these efforts, the federal government has allocated nearly $18.2 million this year for wildfire prevention in Central Oregon. It’s an ambitious undertaking,

but one that experts from a range of disciplines agree is needed to protect communities like those in Deschutes County from a wildfire racing through town.

In recent years, as Olle points out, there have been examples of fire charging toward homes only to meet an area that was previously burned. “We have proven successes of stopping wildfires based on these treatments,” she said.

The most recent example she gave was the Rosland Road Fire in 2020. The fire, just a few miles east of La Pine and the Newberry Estates subdivision, was heading toward homes when it hit an area that had been treated with the removal of overgrown vegetation, small trees and a prescribed burn. Upon entering the treated area, the fire dropped out of the tree canopy and onto the ground where firefighters were able to engage with it.

“We have many stories like that in Central Oregon that have really shown that this work does work, and does help protect communities,” Olle said.

Smoky Outlooks

This first-in-the-nation pilot project in west Bend is also a test case for how a range of agencies can work in collaboration to protect exposed communities, not just from fire but from the effects of hazardous smoke produced during a prescribed burn, and in larger quantities during a wildfire event.

“It’s a pretty profound thing that our community was selected to be the first in the country, the first community,” said Sarah Worthington, regional climate and health coordinator for Crook, Deschutes

and Jefferson County. “All these agencies are eyes on us, they really want to understand how all of these partners can work together.” And, she adds, “There is no playbook on how to do this work.” They are writing it as they go.

Worthington’s role includes getting out messaging to Bend residents and surrounding communities that a prescribed burn is happening (to this end, there is a text service and website for up-to-date information) and educating the public on how to best prepare for smoke and wildfire season. “We're doing everything we can to protect health while also providing as much resources as possible to be able to support a larger scale burn than what we're accustomed to. To increase that pace and scale because west Bend in particular is right on the WUI [wildland urban interface].”

Smoke is a rapidly increasing public health concern in Deschutes County and in much of the U.S. as the size and number of conflagrations across the continent grows. According to the wildfire crisis report, smoke from wildfires now causes around 25% of all harmful exposure to fine particulate matter (a form of air pollution) in the United States. A recent Oregon Department of Environmental Quality report on wildfire smoke found that eastern Oregon has experienced a 24.2-fold increase in days impacted per year with Air Quality Index values at or above unhealthy for sensitive groups. That’s the highest increase in the state. Long-term smoke impacts on people, and especially children and the elderly, can range from increased risk of asthma attacks

Firefighters work a prescribed burn near Cascade Scenic Lakes Byway on May 14.

to exacerbating pre-existing conditions and even a greater risk of heart attacks and sudden death.

During the course of this project, Worthington said a small study is happening simultaneously to gather data on how indoor air quality is impacted by prescribed burns and wildfire smoke events. The project, a joint effort by Deschutes County Public Health Services, Oregon Institute of Technology and Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project, includes placing 65 monitors in volunteers’ homes around the area to see how indoor air in different types of homes and locations is impacted when the air outside turns smoky.

Mitigating smoke exposure to a community begins before a prescribed burn is lit – first by smoke forecasters determining optimal times to burn and second by public health services working to inform the public that smoke may impact air quality and how best to prepare.

Though it may not seem like it when a thick dark plume is rising up from the forest, a lot of consideration goes into how much smoke drops into where people live. Amber Ortega, a regional smoke coordinator and air resource advisor for the Forest Service, is one of the experts helping forecasters determine when smoke from a controlled burn will have less of an impact on the region. Smoke forecasting is a newer field of study but one she has been doing for nearly two decades.

As a specialist in smoke, Oretga understands well the risk of exposure

for people and appreciates the seriousness of balancing smoke now versus smoke – or worse, fire later.

“Do we consent to the risk of a little bit of smoke for a night or so in order to create kind of a fuel break so that if wildfire is running into town, there's a place where firefighters can anchor and slow it down and scare that fire away from town?” she said. “Or do we as a community prefer, like, no smoke, and, you know, we'll take our chances.”

For County Commissioner Phil Chang, who sits on the Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project and is a liaison for the Deschutes County Public Health Advisory Board, the choice is easy.

“We have had some really significant house-destroying events in Deschutes County, particularly back in the 1990s,” Chang said, referencing the Awbrey Hall fire in 1990 that destroyed over a dozen homes in a matter of hours. A decade ago, the Two Bulls Fire burned nearly 7,000 acres and threatened over 250 homes on the west side of Bend.

With 400,000 acres of dry forest in Deschutes National Forest alone identified as needing active restoration, Chang said these burns are necessary, and allowing for higher AQI readings during prescribed burning windows must happen.

“You need to be able to put more smoke into this city,” he said. “And we will mitigate the heck out of that smoke so that the impacts of it on our community are not as severe.”

The Mop Up

As the crew finishes the prescribed burn for the day, they make final laps around the 209-acre site, checking for any areas that are too hot to be left to burn. Tomorrow there’ll be another burn nearby — west of Bend and in the Metolius Basin north of Sisters –and another 462 acres of forest treated. This burn went according to plan, and though it wasn’t thousands of acres burned, it was the kind that Jaimie Olle with DNF points to as being “really, really good acres,” like those that stopped the Rosland Road Fire near La Pine, or the acres burned last year directly across from homes in Sunriver.

However, the work ahead remains daunt ing, and since fire is cyclical, this area will need to be treated again in the not-too-distant future. Add to that equation that the window of when it's optimal to burn is small and shrinking, and the outlooks for completing this work are not good.

of land doesn't get fire, your hill just got bigger. And so the need to burn is increasing because the amount of forest that is overgrown, dead down and under drought is only increasing.

“We're trying to chip away each year,” she added. “Just a couple more units and a couple more prescribed fires. And yet each year the amount of forest that needs to see fire just keeps growing. If we don't do it kind of on our terms, Mother Nature will do it on her terms, and that is really scary.”

If we don't do it kind of on our terms, Mother Nature will do it on her terms, and that is really scary.”
—Amber Ortega

If you think about it, it’s like trying to push a rock uphill,” said Amber Ortega, smoke coordinator. “It's like every year when that little chunk

Firefighters treated 209-acres in Deschutes National Forest as part of an accelerated prescribed burning project in west Bend on May 14.





Join MST on tour as they share the debut album, “If I Learned Something Someday.” The album is a genre-fused mix and serves as a culmination of the band’s two years together. MST performs along with local bands Mari and the Dream and Moon Rattles for a night of dancing and feeling the love at Volcanic Theatre Pub. Wed., May 22, 8-Midnight, at Volcanic Theatre Pub. 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $15.




Enjoy a lovely spring evening with a yoga flow and sound journey hosted by Emily from Do Yoga Outside and Lauren from Resonance by Lauren. The event includes a 60-minute restorative yoga flow, followed by a sound journey listening to frequencies of beautiful instruments. Thu., May 23, 6-7:30pm at Tumalo State Park. 64120 O.B. Riley Rd., Bend. $35.

FRIDAY 05/24


A FUSION OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC Brooklyn-based artist and producer, Flamingosis, is known for his innovative musical stylings, seamlessly melding together soul, funk, jazz, hip-hop and electronic music. Flamingosis hits the road for the very first time for his latest album, “Better Will Come.” Dance the night away to this newest album at Volcanic Theatre Pub. Fri., May 24, 8pm at Volcanic Theatre Pub. 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $18.



Create a small piece of printed work through this Zine Making Workshop. The workshop engages publication as an artistic practice in an effort to connect through cultural commons. Bring your own source material, like old magazines, photo albums and record covers to cut, copy and paste compositions. Sat., May 25, 10am-4pm at Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts & Agriculture. Sisters. $20.



Learn about local medicinal plants and how to use them to craft basic folk medicines. The all-outdoor class includes a plant walk and a folk medicine-making session. Participants will take home wildcrafted medicines from the workshop. Sat., May 18, 11am3pm at COCC Bend Campus. 2600 NW College Way, Bend. Free.



The Old Bend Iron Works hosts a Last Saturday Art Walk filled with an afternoon of jazz on the patio at Café des Chutes, featuring a monthly residency with the Michelle Van Handel Jazz Trio. Showcasing artist pop-ups, art happenings at all neighboring shops, sales and more! Sat., May 28, 9am-5pm at The Workhouse. 50 SE Scott St., Bend. Free.




Celebrate Crosscut turning 4 with live music, draft beers and Kona Ice of Bend. $1 off drafts all day during the anniversary party. A fun way Crosscut is saying thank you to the amazing customers and community. Sat., May 25, Noon-10pm, Crosscut Warming Hut No. 5. 566 SW Mill View Way, Bend. Free.



Andy Gross’ performance is filled with comedy, magic and ventriloquism. His magic and comedy are one of a kind and his shows are engaging and full of audience anticipation. Gross brings the fun to the Volcanic Theatre Pub. Sat., May 25, 8-11pm at Volcanic Theatre Pub. 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $35.

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The Man’s community-first approach has changed lives — and now it’s time to reciprocate the effort

It’s not like Portugal. The Man has a stated mission to change lives. In fact, the band’s bio on Instagram declares: “Almost as good as PANTERA.” That seems more on brand for a pop rock act that loves to shred, currently soundtracks Taco Bell commercials, and clearly doesn’t take itself too seriously.

Sure, any band that’s played more than 1,600 shows while touring the world for two decades, that’s released nine records beloved by legions of fans and scored an unlikely Grammy for the biggest song of 2017 has undoubtedly changed lives through its music. For the Portland-based and Alaska-born group, it all feels like it’s happened organically. But that doesn’t mean there haven’t been speed bumps along the way. The journey has changed their lives, too.

In 2019, longtime friend of the band and tourmate Chris Black passed away due to a lifelong heart ailment. “Chris Black Changed My Life” was released a year ago in, “tribute to our friend Chris Black who inspired us and was one of our biggest supporters.”

“Chris Black was so big, and so full of life, his energy was a constant reminder of how lucky we are and how grateful we should be for the people we get to share this life with,” frontman John Gourley wrote on the album’s website. “I feel it’s really important to honor these people, and that’s the point of this album: to honor these people that change our lives. And say it while they’re here. We love these people. Acknowledge them.”

Portugal. The Man has always sought to honor those in the band’s community, and bring everyone along for the ride. When the guys graduated from van life to tour buses, they specifically made space for other creatives — photographers, street artists, musicians — who wanted to hop on. Photographer Maclay Heriot is a regular fixture and is currently on tour with the band, as is the Anchorage-based singer-songwriter Quinn Christopherson, who is of Ahtna Athabascan and Iñupiaq descent.

When the band headlines Hayden Homes Amphitheater on Memorial Day weekend with official openers Tegan and Sara and Reyna Tropical, Christopherson will also make an appearance, “performing a couple of songs each night kind of halfway through the set,” vocalist Zoe Manville explains, “which is kind of a fun way to change up the shows, too.”

Dubbed the Knik Country Tour, Portugal. The Man continues to consistently pay homage to the band’s roots. Knik (pronounced kuh-nick) is a remote area outside of Wasilla, Alaska, where singer and guitarist John Gourley and bassist Zach Carothers met in high school.

It’s “a place that he [Gourley] grew up that’s dear to him,” Manville tells. The name is also tattooed behind his ear and has come to represent his varied creative endeavors, as Gourley’s also been responsible for a lot of the band’s visual imagery over the years. “Everything John does is community-based or family-based. It’s generally coming from his childhood and growing up in Alaska.”

When the six members of Portugal. The Man were on the biggest stage of their lives accepting their 2018 Grammy for “Feel It Still,” Carothers took the opportunity to show the band’s true colors: “We grew up in a small town in Alaska, this is crazy for us. Our heroes

were dog mushers,” he humorously quipped from the Madison Square Garden microphone before celebrating their community. “We’d like to rep this for all the kids in the villages: Shishmaref, Barrow, Bethel. All the Indigenous people in Alaska and around the world. You’re beautiful, your culture’s beautiful. Thank you for inspiring us.”

It was a touching moment of authenticity from a group who have consistently used their platform for good. Every PTM concert begins with a land acknowledgement, which “recognizes and respects Indigenous peoples as traditional stewards of this land,” the band states on its PTM Foundation website. Founded in 2020, the foundation’s advocacy has focused on issues related to human rights, community health and climate change, partnering with mental health, gun reform and environmental organizations. With the band’s guitarist Eric Howk being a wheelchair user himself, they launched PTM’s Night Out initiative, aiming to create a better fan experience for disabled concertgoers.

It’s now time for us to support their family. In 2021, Gourley and Manville’s daughter Frances was diagnosed with a one-in-a-billion neurodegenerative gene mutation called DHDDS. It’s a disease with no cure, let alone solid treatment pathways, because it’s so rare and unstudied.

At the group’s Portland pop-up concert last June to celebrate the release of “Chris Black Changed My Life,” crew members wore shirts emblazoned with “Frances Changed My Life.” The band has since launched a line of merch designed by Frances, with proceeds supporting DHDDS research and treatment development.

What started as a GoFundMe page has grown into the Frances Changed My Life campaign and Cure DHDDS, charities established to fund research and raise awareness while supporting affected families — all

spearheaded by Gourley and Manville. They’ve done all this “because we realized that nothing exists,” Manville says. “When you don’t have the backing of pharma you’re starting at zero, and all that stuff is thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars. Obviously, we’re trying to figure out a solution for Francis, but it’s also helpful to the rest of the community that will get that diagnosis as well.”

There are technologies and treatments out there that could be applicable but it’s been so little studied, Manville explains.

For now, things are going pretty well for Frances. “She gets up every day and goes in the bathroom at 6am and blasts music and jumps around and sings and dances for like an hour before we get ready for school,” Manville laughs. When summer hits, she’ll get to spend some time on the road with her rock star parents where they’ll take it all day by day.

“I count my blessings that Francis is pretty happy right now and she’s comfortable,” she says. “You know, I think we’re fortunate in a lot of ways.”

Whatever life throws at us, we can take comfort in Portugal. The Man’s innate, unwavering ability to lift us all up. They’re showing no signs of slowing down; come see for yourself.

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Portugal. The Man's Zoe Manville and John Gourley bring their Knik Country community to Bend for the last stop on their current tour leg. Maclay Heriot


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22 Wednesday

Bevel Craft Brewing Live Music: Blake and the Music Free Live Music every Wednesday on the patio from 6-8pm. Blake and the Music is an inventive solo guitar music inspired by an eclectic mix of musical genres. Blake weaves together intricate layers of sound to create original instrumental songs that tell a story all their own. 6-8pm. Free.

Blacksmith Public House Head Games

Trivia At The Blacksmith! Join Blacksmith Public Houses for 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. 6-8pm. Free.

Bledsoe Family Winery Wine & Music Join Bledsoe Family Winery at the tasting room in The Box Factory to enjoy wine and live music from Bill Powers! 4-6pm.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 standup comedy, this is where you start! 8-10pm. Free.

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

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

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

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

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

Northside Bar & Grill Mellow Wednesday

Acoustic Open Mic and Jam hosted by Derek Michael Marc Sign-up sheet is available at 6:30pm. 7-9pm. Free.

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

Prost! Bend Trivia Prost! UKB Trivia is now at Prost! Bend on Wednesdays at 7pm! Genuine UKB Trivia is no average trivia night! Meet up with friends, win gift card prizes for top teams! Enjoy Prost’s authentic beer and food menu. Trivia is free to play, with no buy-ins! 7-9pm. Free.

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

Paul Eddy Bedell Artist and local troubadour sings golden hits through the decades, plus originals. Food’s warm and tasty and the beer’s icy cold. Dog/kid friendly. 6-8pm. Free.

24 Friday

Bend Cider Co. Lilli Warona and Mike Biggers Come on out to Tumalo and listen to the delightful folk and Americana music of Lilli Warona and Mike Biggers! Enjoy the warm summer evening, and delicious ciders and beers. Appetizers available, outdoor food welcome. Kid and dog friendly. 6-8pm. Free.

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

Blacksmith Public House Heller Highwater Band Heller Highwater Band rocking the best stage in Central Oregon. Come dance, listen to great tunes, bring the family for a night out. Food carts, full bar and excellent beer selection. This place Rocks! 6:30-9:30pm. Free.

Volcanic Theatre Pub MST, Mari and the Dream and Moon Rattles Join MST on their tour as they share their debut album, “If I learned something someday.” Joining in with local bands Mari and the Dreams and Moon Rattles. Doors @ 8 pm, Music @ 9. 8pm-Midnight. $15.

23 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 at the Blacksmith! Come join 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 with us after a long day. 6-8pm. Free.

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 Reed Market

Live Music with Critical Blues Band Grab a beer and join for live music with the Critical Blues Band on the patio at the Pub on Reed Market. Music starts at 5:30pm, free and family-friendly. 5:30-7:30pm. Free.

Dump City Dumplings Locals Thursday & Live Music Join Dump City Dumplings every Thursday for a locals discount and live music at the shop! $1 off classic dumplings and $1 off drafts & cocktails. Live music at 5:30 pm till 8 pm. Follow @dumpcitydumplings on Instagram to stay in the loop. 5:30-8pm. 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.

Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards and Events Live at the Vineyard: The Soul Benders Rock ‘n Soul is their brand of music. Bend-based Soul Benders musical repertoire ranges from popular rock ‘n roll to classic soul all designed to keep the party going. 5-8pm. $18.

Hola! Downtown La Rumba - Latin Dance Party A night of Latin music, dancing, delicious food and drinks at HOLA! Downtown. DJ Solo spinning the best in tropical beats including salsa, bachata, cumbia, merengue and more. 7:30pm - Dance lesson. 8-11pm - Music and dancing! No cover, more info at https://www. 7:30-11pm.

Northside Bar & Grill Dark and Grey Classic and alternative rock. 8-10pm. Free.

River’s Place Skillethead Bluegrass traditions of driving fiddle tunes, layered harmonies, and single mics, all the while weaving in inspiration and originality gleaned from genres far and wide. 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.

Stihl Whiskey Bar Live Music Series Live Music every Thursday at a favorite little corner of downtown Bend. Come through for good music, delicious food tasty drinks! 7-9pm.

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 Domino Room Reggae Rave Midtown Events brings you Reggae Rave Friday, May 24 at The Domino Room for One Love, One Night Bend! Special guest: DJ Colonel. Doors open 7pm, show starts 8pm. This is a 21+ show. We’ll be jammin’ all night to Reggae, Dancehall, Steppaz, UK Dub and more! DJ OG. 8pm-1am. $15. Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards and Events Live at the Vineyard: Jackson Michelson Songs like “The Good Life,” which has since become a popular track on SiriusXM radio, helped spread Michelson’s music to new fans across the country. Most of the grunt work, though, was done on the road, where Michelson delivered more than 100 shows per year. 6-9pm. $35.

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

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

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

M&J Tavern Switchback M&J Tavern has a weekend of H-A-W-T coming your way after a day in the sunshine, starting with new local woman fronted Switchback impressing you with vocals that cover timeless women of the ‘70s thru the ‘90s. A/C is kickin’ off and so is this weekend's party. 9pm. Free.

Silver Moon Brewing Comedian Jordan Cerminara - Live at Silver Moon Brewing Jordan Cerminara, co-producer of The Art Critique Comedy Show, creates diverse humor near Portland, and recently recorded his debut album. Follow @ strangehumorist. 8-9:30pm. $15.

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Multi-instrumentalist, producer and DJ from London, England, Catching Flies, released his debut album “Silver Linings” in July 2019. His sound has been described as smooth, electronic music. Wed., June 12, 8-11:59pm at Volcanic Theatre Pub. Courtesy Catching Flies Facebook


The Ale Apothecary Tasting Room Drusky (SLC) and Not Your Ex Lover Salt Lake-based outfit Drusky. Fans know (and love) these rollicking grunge-pop stylings. Not Your Ex Lover is an all Latina grunge pop band from Bend! 6-8pm. Free.

Volcanic Theatre Pub Flamingosis Flamingosis splices together old school soul, wild funk and D.I.Y. electronic with a radiant message meant for any moment. 8pm. $18.

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

Boneyard Pub Chained to Stone Come jam during Memorial Day weekend and experience the BEST hardcore 90’s rock in Central Oregon where we tribute Stone Temple Pilots, Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam and more! All ages and no cover! See you there! 6-9pm. Free.

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

Craft Kitchen and Brewery Naughty but Nerdy Comedy Show Naomi Fitter escaped from Ohio at the age of 22. With the summoned energy of all the characters from The Big Bang Theory rolled into one, she has opened for Bil Dwyer, Laurie Kilmartin, and Whitney Cummings. Festival appearances include the All Jane Comedy Festival, Ha Ha Harvest Festival, and Northwest Women’s Comedy Festival. $15 on Bendticket. Show starts at 8pm 8-9:30pm. $20.

Crosscut Warming Hut No 5 Crosscut’s 4th Anniversary Party Crosscut is turning 4! Come help us celebrate with $1 off draft, a great live music lineup and Kona Ice of Bend from 4-6pm. Kenny Hadden plays at 1pm, Sidney Joseph at 3:30pm and Broken Charlie at 6pm. Thank you to our amazing customers and community! Noon-10pm. Free.

The Domino Room Saliva “Snafu Tour” with Above Snakes and Thrower After acquiring front man Bobby Amaru in 2011, Saliva became infused with new blood, energy, and spirit. The same energy launched Saliva’s career in 2001 with the release, “Every Six Seconds,” a certified Double Platinum-selling album, containing the hits, “Click Click Boom” and 2002 Grammy nominated, “Your Disease.” 8:30pm-1am. $23.50. Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards and Events Live at the Vineyard: The Substitutes Come listen to the classic rock sounds of the Substitutes! Central Oregon’s self-proclaimed rock ‘n roll border guards since 1996. 6-9pm. $15. Hayden Homes Amphitheater Portugal. The Man Alaska-born rock band Portugal. The Man is currently based in Portland and brings a distinct new wave sound. 6pm. $68.20-$216.60.

M&J Tavern Amargoso, Not Your Ex Lover & Long Operators This show is 21+. Come rock out with three local bands: Amargoso - A four-piece rock band with a desire to party with you all the time. Long Operators is an alt rock band and NYXL is an all girl grunge pop band. 9-11:59pm. Free.

Northside Bar & Grill The HWY 97 Band Great classic rock and pop from local LaPine band! 8-11pm. Free.

On Tap Live Music with Matthew Marcus McDaniel at On Tap Come out and enjoy some great food, drinks, and free live music. 6-8pm. Free.

Open Space Event Studios Bend Institute Of Comedy: Improv Grand Prix The Bend Institute of Comedy (BIC), a comedy hotspot in Bend, is thrilled to announce its inaugural improv comedy competition, the Improv Grand Prix! This exciting event promises to be a night of uproarious laughter and spontaneous entertainment as top improvisers battle it out for comedy supremacy. 7:30-9:15pm. $22-$28.

Over the Edge Taphouse Heller Highwater Band Heller Highwater Band rocking Crooked River Ranch. Great Taphouse, food carts, family and dog friendly. Rock, blues, R&B, and country covers. 6-9pm. Free.

River’s Place Satruday Jazz Sessions Swingin’ Doors ~ old school jazz with a twang 6-8pm. Free.

Volcanic Theatre Pub Andy Gross

Andy Gross is one of the hottest standup comics, magicians and ventriloquists working today as evidenced by his sold-out shows! His viral videos have over 1 billion views and counting. He performs over 150 shows a year at comedy clubs, in Las Vegas, cruise ships and performing arts theatres everywhere. 8-11pm. $35.

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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.

Blacksmith Public House Chained to Stone Come jam in downtown Redmond and experience the best hardcore 90’s rock in Central Oregon featuring a tribute to Stone Temple Pilots, Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam and more! 6-9pm. Free.

Boneyard Pub SHINE @ Boneyard Pub Shine will take its acoustic set and play songs from Simon and Garfunkel to collective soul. Come hang out and enjoy the weather, great beer and food. 5-8pm. Free.

Cascade Lakes at 7th Street Paul Eddy Local songsinger Paul Eddy sings hits through the decades, plus originals. 5:30-7:30pm. Free.

Cascade Lakes at 7th Street Paul Eddy Local singer/songwriter Paul Eddy sings hits through the decades, plus originals. 5:30-7:30pm. 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.

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

Riverbend Park ✨ROCK THE RIVER ✨ Get ready to groove to some killer tunes with live music from The Positive Side. Bask in the glow and make the most of a beautiful day with sunshine and good vibes. Meet new friends. Bring your floaty and hang! 1pm. 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 Will Farrell Movies Trivia Come for the laughs, stay for the trivia! Covering classics like “Anchorman,” “Talladega Nights,” “Step Brothers,” and “Old School” in 5 rounds of 5 questions! Themed attire is always encouraged and appreciated! Teams of 6 ppl max. Free to play! Top 3 teams win Bevel gift cards! 6-8pm. Free.

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

The Yard at Bunk + Brew Open Mic Monday Sign Up at 5:30pm. Time: 6pm - 8pm. 3 song maximum/or 15-Minute Spots. Singles/duos/ Ttios (no bands) (Cajun OK). Food and Beverage Carts on-site. Originals or covers. Minors welcome. 6-8pm. Free.

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

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

On Tap Live Music with Spencer Marlyn at On Tap Come out and enjoy some great food, drinks, and free live music. 6-8pm. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hayden Homes Amphitheater

Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Toward Ecstasy 30th Anniversary Tour Canadian singersongwriter Sarah McLachlan has helped to usher in modern pop and adult contemporary ballads into the forefront of music, winning multiple Grammy awards in the process. Catch the Fumbling Toward Ecstasy Tour and celebrate its 30th anniversary. 6:30pm. $46-$150.50.

Hayden Homes Amphitheater

Sarah McLachlan - VIP Soundcheck Upgrade Package Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan has helped to usher in modern pop and adult contemporary ballads into the forefront of music, winning multiple Grammy awards in the process. Catch the Fumbling Toward Ecstasy Tour and celebrate its 30th anniversary. Check out the VIP Soundcheck Upgrade Package. 6:30pm.

Northside Bar & Grill Karaoke with DJ Chris Ossig Karaoke with DJ Chris. 7-9pm. Free. River’s Place Think Wild Bingo! Join Think Wild and River’s Place for bingo nights! Win cash prizes and support our organization and mission to inspire the high desert community to care for and protect native wildlife through education, conservation, rescue, and rehabilitation! Please bring cash for bingo cards! 6pm. Free.

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.

Local trio, Corrupted Kin, performs alternative and classic rock covers as well as original tunes. Thu., June 6, 8-10pm at Northside Bar and Grill. Courtesy Corrupted Kin Facebook


Last Saturday Art Walk Last Saturday Art Walk at the Old Bend Iron Works from 9am-5 pm. Afternoon Jazz on the Patio at Café des Chutes featuring a monthly residency with the Michelle Van Handel Jazz Trio starting at 2:30pm. Featuring artist pop-ups! Art happenings at all neighboring shops! Sales and more! Last Saturday of every month, 9am-5pm. Through Sept. 28. The Old Iron Works, 50 SE Scott St., Bend. Contact: 541-668-6114. Free.

Sunday Brunch and Karaoke Wake up right with brunch and karaoke! Sundays, 10am3pm. General Duffy’s Waterhole, 404 SW Forest Avenue, Redmond. Free.

Voices Rising BIG SING! with Kira Seto Revel and delight in epic harmonies, groovy rhythms, and words to feed the heart and soul with 60+ singers in a participatory community singing experience! Songs taught by ear. Singing for the joy of it. Connection over perfection. Even if you think you can’t sing, you belong here. May 25, 2-4pm. Larkspur Community Center, 1600 SE Reed Market Rd., Bend. Contact: 541-728-3872. $15-$30.


After Hours Who’s ready for a night of cabaret with a speakeasy touch? You must have a password to buy a ticket. Reach out to any Model Citizen to get the password. Tickets are extremely limited. Get them while you can! May 24, 9-11pm. Open Space Event Studios, 220 NE Lafayette Ave, Bend.

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.

Indian Temple and Classical Dance Embody Your Yoga Super Powers: Excellent and supportive for any style of dance or athlete. Based on Indian Temple and Classical Dances with a yogic approach. Includes “mudra” hand gestures, sensual bends, head and eye postures, feet positions and more! Awaken and optimize your entire being, from the inside to out. Thursdays, 9:15-10:30am. Bend, RSVP for address, Bend. Line Dance Lessons at The Blacksmith Public House! Join Blacksmith Public House for our first line dance lessons of the year! Bring your honey, your besties, your mama, your grandpa, your neighbor, or even your dog to these fun free lessons! Tuesdays, 7-8pm. Through May 28. Blacksmith Public House, 308 SW Evergreen Ave., Redmond. Contact: 541-604-8878. Free.

Nia Fusion of dance, martial arts and healing arts focusing on reconnecting to body sensations and the body’s natural way of movement through form, freedom and play. You will dance though deep intention and joyful expressions to connect to your true nature. Tuesdays, 5:15pm. Bend Hot Yoga, 1230 NE 3rd St. UnitA230, Bend. Contact: $20/drop-In.

Oula Oula merges high-intensity cardio with easy-to-follow choreography, mindfulness practices, and a culture of inclusivity — all to an energetic pop soundtrack. Each Oula class strives to empower participants to challenge their bodies and process their emotions through music, movement, and, most importantly, a community connection. Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm. Through Oct. 1. Riverbend Park, 799 SW Columbia St., Bend. Contact: Free.

Soulful Sunday Community Dance Sunday is a perfect time to step on to the dance floor. This will be a facilitated and supported Soul Motion® practice. $20 if registered online, $25 drop in. Pay what you can. Sundays, 10-11:30am. Through June 17. Continuum, A School of Shadow Yoga, 155 SW Century Drive, Suite 112, Bend. Contact: 541948-7015.$25.

Spring! An Evening of Dance Nonprofit Bend Dance Project presents an engaging evening of dance featuring original works by Velocity Dance Theatre, Jazz Dance Collective, Central Oregon Ballet, Further Movement Collective, Rosie Sharkey, ABC Ballet, Bend Contemporary Dance and Sakura. Come support our thriving local dance community! May 24, 7-9pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541317-0700. $23 (+$4 Tower Theater Historic Preservation Fee).


DREAM BOLDLY | The Grand AdvenChair | An Outback Film with Q&A Local Bend adventurer Geoff Babb, a survivor of two strokes, takes years to perfect an all-terrain human-powered wheelchair, culminating in a rigorous 4-day expedition down and back out of the Grand Canyon, with a ripple effect on others from its creation—access to nature previously out of reach. May 28, 5:30pm. Open Space Event Studios, 220 NE Lafayette Ave, Bend. Contact: 541-410-5866. $10 donation.


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

“Deep Impressions/Perfect Print/ Wonderful Feeling” - Letterpress prints from Green Bird Press and Quail Lane Press “Deep Impressions / Perfect Print / Wonderful Feeling” - Letterpress prints from Green Bird Press and Quail Lane Press. For more information, please visit www. @makinitlocal, @greenbirdpress, and @quaillanepress Wed, May 22 and Thu, May 23. Makin’ It Local, 281 W Cascade Avenue, Sisters. Contact: 541-904-4722. Free.

Brasada Ranch Memorial Day Weekend Artisan Market & BBQ Join Brasada Ranch for a Memorial Day celebration featuring an Artisan Vendor Market. Browse and shop with over 20 local artisan vendors. Explore unique handmade treasures, sip and savor wine, beer, and spirits, indulge in a delicious BBQ feast, and groove to live music performances. May 26, 11am-3pm. Brasada Ranch, 16986 SW Brasada Ranch Rd, Powell Butte. Contact: 541-526-6865. Free.

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



Exhibition Opening! Kids Curate This year the Neighborhood and Dual Immersion 4th graders at Bear Creek Elementary School focused on water and its importance to the many people, animals, and plants of the High Desert. Come enjoy the student’s watercolor artworks based on what they learned over months of special in-class visits as well. Free with museum admission. May 24, 9am-5pm. High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend. Contact: 541-382-4754.

Intro to Metalsmithing - Make a Pendant In this class, you’ll create a beautiful handforged metal pendant using copper and brass. Learn the basics of metalsmithing including working with a range of our jewelry studio tools including the jewelry saw, dapping tools, piercing tools, hammers and soldering torch. Take home a beautiful new piece of jewelry to wear. May 27, 12-8:30pm. DIY Cave, 444 SE Ninth St. Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 5413882283. classes@diycave. com. $119.

Intro to Stained Glass - Honeycomb Suncatcher This is a great introductory class that is meant to teach anyone the basics of stained glass in just 2 hours. Bring yourself and your friends in to make one-of-kind stained glass honeycomb suncatcher. This introductory class provides a foundation for stained glass using the copper foil technique. May 23, 6-8pm. DIY Cave, 444 SE Ninth St. Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541388-2283. $119.

Jewelry - Intro to Soldering Silver Stacked Rings Learn the basics of soldering and the art of creating beautiful sterling silver rings. You’ll use a torch for soldering and learn how to size, shape, and texture your rings using a ring mandrel, sizer, and various texture hammers. Take home new skills and 3 beautifully crafted rings! May 22, 6-8pm. DIY Cave, 444 SE Ninth St. Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-3882283. $129.

SAA Friday Artwalk in Sisters Map, galleries and more details at https://www. @SistersArtsAssociation Visit the Art Galleries of Sisters featuring: A great time, beautiful art, good company, demonstrations, plus additional sponsoring restaurants and food venues Fourth Friday of every month, 10am-7pm. Through Dec. 27. Downtown Sisters, Hood Avenue., Sisters. Contact: 541-719-8581. Free.

Seeks 2D artist Award-winning downtown art gallery seeks 2D artist whose work embodies abstract, contemporary or modern art. Mediums may include mixed media, acrylic, oil, cold wax or printmaking. Stop by the gallery to pick up an application. Mondays-Sundays, 10am-6pm. Through June 7. Red Chair Gallery, 103 NW Oregon Ave., Bend. Contact: 541 306 3176. Free.

Stained Glass 101 - Copper Foil Technique (ages 14+) Learn the exciting art of stained glass by crafting your very own flat glass panel from start to finish. This skill-based class provides a strong foundation for stained glass using the copper foil technique over two class sessions. DIY Cave will provide predetermined pattern options and all materials. Sun, May 26, Noon-2pm. DIY Cave, 444 SE Ninth St. Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 5413882283. classes@diycave. com. $259.


Hillstomp is a two-man band comprised of Henry Hill Kammerer and John Johnson. Kammerer plays guitar and banjo, while Johnson beats mercilessly on his drums. Hillstomp is folk music in its purest form. Fri., May 31, 7-11pm at Silver Moon Brewing.
Courtesy Hillstomp Facebook


Youth Welding (ages 10-17) In this handson class, kids will cut steel with a torch and weld those pieces back together. They’ll learn some amazing skills and take their creations home. This can be a powerful experience and it won’t soon be forgotten! Beginners and intermediate beginners are welcome and will progress their skills. May 27, 1-3pm. DIY Cave, 444 SE Ninth St. Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 5413882283. classes@ $98.

Zine Making Workshop This workshop engages publication as an artistic practice in an effort to connect through cultural commons, or the shared interdisciplinary knowledge acquired by varied communities. Visual source material that participants bring along, like old magazines, photo albums, record covers, to cut, copy and paste compositions. May 25, 10am-4pm. Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts & Agriculture, 68467 Three Creek Rd., Sisters. Contact: 541-904-0700. $20.


“Shark Heart” in Real Life: The Science of Studying Sharks Animal behaviorist, Dr. McInturf researches some of the most understudied components of sharks. She will introduce some of the key characteristics of sharks, talk about shark diversity, and finally discuss some of the projects she and other researchers are undertaking on different shark species at OSU’s Big Fish Lab. May 28, 6-7pm. Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541-312-1029. laurelw@ Free.

Bend Ghost Tours Join for Ghosts and Legends of Downtown Bend Tour and hear all about Bend’s permanent residents! Your spirit guide will lead you through the haunted streets and alleyways of Historic Downtown Bend where you’ll learn about the city’s many macabre tales, long-buried secrets and famous ghosts. Wednesdays-Sundays, 7:30-9pm. Downtown Bend, Downtown Bend, Bend. Contact: 541-3500732. $25.

Master Artist David Kreitzer Open Gallery and Studio Join Contemporary Realist Painter David Kreitzer, celebrating his 58th Year as a professional artist, in an open studio & gallery exhibit of new oils and watercolors of Central Oregon Landscape splendor, California “Nishigoi” koi images, Ring Fantasy, Florals, & Figures. Kreitzer began his career at Maxwell Galleries in San Francisco. Fridays-Sundays, 1-6pm. David Kreitzer Fine Art Gallery and Studio, 20214 Archie Briggs Rd, Bend. Contact: 8052342048. Free.

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


(COMEDY) The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] (again)

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Play at Cascades Theatre Come see a play and support the performing arts community of Bend! Thu, May 23, 7:30pm, Fri, May 24, 7:30pm, Sat, May 25, 7:30pm and Sun, May 26, 2pm. Cascade Theatrical Company, 148 NW Greenwood, Bend. Contact: 541-389-0803. Free.


“The Last Stargazers” by Emily Levesque From a childhood reading of “A Wrinkle in Time” to discovering a new species of star, astronomer Emily Levesque has spent her life exploring the universe, and now she wants to share that exploration with the world. May 23, 6:30-7:30pm. Roundabout Books, 900 NW Mount Washington Dr., #110, Bend. Contact: 541-3066564. $5. Myth and Magic in Everyday Life - Understanding Magical Realism at BJCC An engaging presentation on the literary genre of magical realism. Explore the key characteristics of this unique style of storytelling that blends realistic settings and characters with elements of fantasy and myth. May 23, 6-7pm. Becky Johnson Center, 412 SW 8th St., Redmond. Contact: 541312-1032. Free.

Out of This World Book Club Join for Out of This World Book Club to discuss “Untethered Sky” by Fonda Lee. May 27, 6-7pm. Roundabout Books, 900 NW Mount Washington Dr., #110, Bend. Contact: 541-306-6564. Free.

Rediscovered Reads Book Club Join the Rediscovered Reads Book Club and discuss “Stoner” by John Williams. May 22, 6-7pm. Roundabout Books, 900 NW Mount Washington Dr., #110, Bend. Contact: 541-306-6564. julie@ Free.

Heller Highwater is a local band performing covers across the Central Oregon music scene. The band covers everything from the Rolling Stones, Bill Withers, Jason Maraz, Chris Stapleton and more. Sat., May 25, 6-9pm at Over the Edge Taphouse. Courtesy Heller Highwater Facebook In person conversation with Greg Lemond


Deschutes Historical Museum Heritage Walking Tours Travel back in time with the Deschutes Historical Museum’s summer Heritage Walking Tours. Discover what early Bend was like through its architecture and the people who lived here. Tours alternate each week. For tour information or to reserve your tour space contact the museum today. Saturdays, 10:30amNoon Through Aug. 31. Deschutes Historical Museum, 129 NW Idaho Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-389-1813. $15.


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.

Birding 101 Workshop This all-outdoor morning workshop will introduce you to the basics of birding, including a short lesson on bird ID, tracks and signs, sounds and more. After that, go on a bird watching walk! Teachers will recommend resources for continuing education. May 26, 8am-Noon. Bend, RSVP for address, Bend. Contact: info@nighthawknaturalistschool. com. $35.

Mountain Biking 201 with Grit Clinics

Do you have some mountain biking experience and are ready to refine your skills? This 3-week series will empower your riding! Some of the skills include advanced braking, cornering and switchbacks, wheel lifts, getting over logs and rocks. Suitable for riders with some experience, men and women, 18 and up. Wed, May 29, 5-7pm and Wed, June 5, 5-7pm. Seventh Mountain Resort, 18575 SW Century Dr., Bend. Contact: 541-728-7878. $235.

Plant Medicine Workshop

Learn about some local medicinal plants and how to use them to craft some basic folk medicines. This all-outdoor class includes a plant walk and a folk medicine-making session. Participants will take home some wildcrafted medicines. May 25, 10am-3pm. Bend, RSVP for address, Bend. Contact: $65.

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

Restoration Tour Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Upper Deschutes Watershed Council for a restoration tour of Willow Springs Preserve. Explore the variety of natural structures that have been added to Whychus Creek to improve creek conditions, including some inspired by nature’s ultimate engineer, the beaver. May 24, 9-11am. Willow Springs Preserve, Camp Polk Rd at Old Military Dr, Sisters. Contact: 5413300017. Free.

Santiam Wagon Road Walk Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Leslie Olson to explore the 150-year old Santiam Wagon Road at Whychus Canyon Preserve. Hike back in time and imagine traveling west in a wagon train to transport wool from Eastern Oregon to the Willamette Valley. May 24, 10am-Noon. Whychus Canyon Preserve, outside Sisters, Sisters. Contact: 541330-0017. Free.

Sunset Yoga and Sound Journey

Join Emily from Do Yoga Outside and Lauren from Resonance by Lauren for 60 min of restorative yoga flow, suitable for all levels of practitioners. Following our practice, we will sink into our bodies and listen to the frequencies of beautiful sound healing instruments. May 23, 6-7:30pm. Tumalo State Park, 64120 O. B. Riley Rd, Bend. Contact: 801-661-7484. resonancebylauren@ $35.

Whitewater Women Whitewater Women at the Whitewater Park meetup All self identifying women welcome! Meet other women paddlers and learn from eachother! No formal instruction, participate at your own risk, this is a community meetup not a course. Beginners welcome! Tue, May 28, 5:30-7pm, Tue, June 25, 5:30-7pm, Tue, July 23, 5:30-7pm, Tue, Aug. 27, 5:30-7pm and Tue, Sept. 24, 5:30-7pm. Bend Whitewater Park, 166 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr., Bend. Contact: Free.


Beaver Habitat Planting at La Pine State Park Join Think Wild’s Beaver Works program in La Pine State Park for a planting project installing native plants to restore beaver habitat! Spend one or two days along the Deschutes River planting willow and cottonwood sticks, installing fencing, and supporting native wildlife in Central Oregon! May 28, 8am-5pm and May 29, 8am-5pm. La Pine State Park, 15800 State Recreation Rd, La Pine. Contact: 541-6991606. Free.

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

Dog Adoption Event Hosted by Amazing Dogs Rescue Dog adoption event at PetSmart hosted by amazing dogs rescue. Check out adoptable dogs online at Every 2 weeks at PetSmart 11-1pm. Every other Sunday, 11am-1pm. PetSmart, 63455 N. Highway 97, Bend Host a Student from France or Spain this summer! Are you looking for an amazing cultural experience? Interested in creating a connection with a student from France or Spain? Want the experience of hosting a foreign exchange student without the longer-term commitment? If so, this may be the program for you! French and Spanish students (ages 13-18) will travel April 27-July 27. Contact: Price varies..

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

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

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

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

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

We Are Remembering - Not Just A Number 17th Annual Memorial Day

Reading and Live Webcast Community lead continuous reading of the name, age, hometown of every U.S. serviceperson killed in Afghanistan since 2001 and in Iraq since 2003. Also a live end to end webcast. Volunteers still needed. See website to sign up. May 27, 8am-11:30pm. Troy Field, NW Bond Street and Louisiana Avenue, Bend. Contact: 541-310-0701. Free.


AARP Driver Safety Course Refresh your safe driving skills, and you may save money on car insurance! Become a safer and more confident driver, learn skills and strategies you can use on the road, and discover defensive driving techniques to use daily! This course is for those 50+. Call today to register: 503-676-3653. Fourth Thursday of every month, 8:45am-4pm. Bend Senior Center, 1600 SE Reed Market Road, Bend. Contact: 503-676-3653. com. $20/AARP members, $25/all others.

All Out for Palestine! Join Central Oregon for a Free Palestine (COFP) protest to call for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza. As Israel continues its scorched earth campaign with a ground assault on Rafah there is nowhere left for innocent Palestinian civilians to flee. The US is complicit in this death and destruction. May 25, Noon-2pm. Peace Corner, Corner of NW Greenwood Avenue and NW Wall Street, Bend. Contact: Free.

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

Bend YP Social @ Realty One Group Discovery Join Bend YP on March 22 to mingle, connect, and learn, hosted by Realty One Group Discovery! There will be appetizers, beverages, and plenty of time for networking. Meet some local nonprofits and learn how to get involved. May 22, 5-7pm. Realty One Discovery Group, 185 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr. Suite 201, Bend. $15 Members | $25 Non-Members.

Community Open Hours Join for Community Open Hours at Hanai! This free offering is a time for all community members to visit Hanai, learn about our offerings, or simply enjoy the space! We offer a safe and beautiful space, with yoga mats, tea, books, and authentic connection. Drop-ins welcome, free to attend. Mondays, 3-5pm and Wednesdays, 11am-1pm. Through May 30. Hanai, 62430 Eagle Rd, Bend. Contact: 541-668-3170. Free.

Competitive Cribbage Play nine games of cribbage versus nine different opponents. Cash prizes awarded based on number of wins. Mondays, 5-8pm. Abby’s Legendary Pizza, 1115 Northeast Third St., Bend. Contact: 541-5301112. $2-$18.

Cultivating Resilience After the Loss of a Child Join Partners in Care for a workshop designed for parents who have experienced the loss of a child. This event offers a safe space to explore grief and resilience, with guidance from Partners In Care staff. Advanced registration required - register online or call 541-322-1291. May 24, 10am-3pm. Partners In Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Bend. Contact: 5413221291. Free.

I4Education is proud to present The Shared Experience I4Education is proud to present The Shared Experience, Central Oregon’s forum for educators to share their ideas and highlight innovative solutions to the challenges we face in education. Inspired by the TED Ed™ talks we have hosted for the past two years. May 23, 6-9pm. Open Space Event Studios, 220 NE Lafayette Ave, Bend. Free.

May 2024 EDCO’s Central Oregon PubTalk at Worthy Brewing EDCO’s Central Oregon PubTalk is a happy hour aimed at bringing together different facets of the business community in one place to network, share ideas and further local businesses. 4:30 pm Networking | 5:30 pm Program Program Agenda: Keynote Presentation: Mark Drummond, Advisor & Investor, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and May 23, 4:30-7pm. Worthy Brewing, 495 NE Bellevue Dr., Bend. Contact: 541-388-3236. $32-$48. Mom and Baby Yoga Flow from pose-topose toning, stretching, and strengthening your body while releasing tension. Plus, work to properly strengthen abdominal and back muscles to reduce postpartum back pain, while including movements and songs with babies. 6-week series, moms and babies age 6 weeks - pre crawlers. Thursdays, 10:30-11:45am. Through June 20. Free Spirit Yoga + Ninja + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. $125. Nerd Night Presents: Science Trivia and “Strange Energies” Nerd Night presents: Science Trivia! Plus “Strange Energies Unknown to Science” by special guest Richard Saunders. New start time at 7pm. May 28, 7-9pm. Oblivion Pour House, 61276 Hwy 97, Bend. Contact: Free.

Delightful folk and Americana music performed by Lilli Worona and Mike Biggers. Lilli Worona is a singer/ songwriter and multi-instrumentalist living and performing in Central Oregon. Fri., May 24, 6-8pm at Bend Cider Co. Courtesy @sarah1846 Instagram


Notice Your Nudge: Invite Growth Mini-Retreat Series Life is too short for stagnation and the universe keeps asking you to become your inspired self. Weekly two-hour sessions will awaken your intuition, clarify your vision and chart steps in the direction that has nudged you all along. Groups limited to eight. Visit site for price. 9-11am or 7-9pm. Wednesdays beginning on May 1st. Wednesdays, 9-11am and 7-9pm. Through June 12. RiverWest Neighborhood, Bend, OR, United States, 97703, Bend. Contact: 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.

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

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: 541292-6177. $60 for 6 months.

Total Core Yoga This invigorating series focuses on developing your total core. Come and improve your posture and balance as well as enhance your yoga standing and inverted poses. Each week will strengthen, stretch and stabilize a different area of your core. Moms three months and up postpartum are welcome to attend. Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm. Through June 17. Free Spirit Yoga + Ninja + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. info@ $125.

Volunteers needed for VegNet Bend

Volunteer opportunities for VegNet Bend include - Event coordinators, Executive board service, Potluck themes, potluck and event set up and tear down, marketing, website maintenance, help with fundraising, cooking demos, film screenings, speaker presentations and more. Nonprofit 501 c3. Free, donations welcome. Ongoing. Bend, RSVP for address, Bend. Contact: 541-480-3017.

Wild Women Book Club Come join other women in community as participants dive deep into the untamed feminine psyche. This is set up in a way that you can jump in at any time with or without reading the “required” pages. Join in the discussion or just come for a cup of tea and listen! Fourth Wednesday of every month, 6-8pm. The Peoples Apothecary, 1841 NE Division Street, Bend. Contact: 541-728-2368. $9/online, $10/door.

Yoga Mama Classes Develop a yoga and mindful practice that builds strength and flexibility and helps balance out emotions. Reduce common “mom” tensions especially in the low back, neck and shoulders, while increasing core strength and rebalancing your hips and pelvis. Learn Ayurvedic Yoga methods to reduce fatigue in this 6-week series. Wednesdays, 5:30-6:45pm. Through June 19. Free Spirit Yoga + Ninja + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-2413919. $126.

Yoga Wall A unique opportunity to experience the Yoga Wall, it will improve alignment, take you deeper into poses, elongate the spine, re-aligns the pelvis and release the hips. Increase your strength and flexibility while connecting your mind, body and spirit. All levels are welcome. 6-week series. Tuesdays, 5:30-6:45pm. Through June 18. Free Spirit Yoga + Ninja + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. $125.


Bingo for Veterans A fun family-friendly Bingo Night with proceeds benefiting Central Oregon Veterans Ranch! 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.

Bingo with Ronald McDonald House Charities at Craft Come down with the whole family and support the Ronald McDonald House Charities. May 23, 6-8pm. Craft Kitchen & Brewery, 62988 Layton Ave #103, Bend. Contact: 541-668-1766. Free.

League of Women Voters Deschutes County Silent Auction The League of Women Voters Deschutes County is holding a Silent Auction fundraiser to support its 2024 Get Out the Vote campaign. Join the silent auction for fun and food, and bid on an array of wonderful items, including art, jewelry, experiences and local services. May 23, 4-7 pm at Immersion Brewery. May 23, 4-7pm. Barrel Room @ Immersion Brewing, (no address), (no city). Contact: 541-931-9096. $25.

Northwest Association for Blind Athletes Together in Tandem Dinner & Auction Join Northwest Association for Blind Athletes Together in Tandem as enrich the lives of individuals who are blind and visually impaired in our community at our inaugural fundraising dinner & auction. Meet the athletes, hear their stories and be inspired! May 23, 6-9:30pm. Tetherow Resort Event Pavilion, 61240 Skyline Ranch Rd., Bend. Contact: 360.768.5650. mbarton@ $100.

Not’cho Grandma’s Bingo Silver Moon partners with The YOUNI Movement to guarantee the best bingo experience in all of Central Oregon! Not’Cho Grandma’s Bingo is the OG of bingo, high energy bingo that promises to entertain from start to finish! Bingo cards are $25 per person. Family friendly fundraising! Free general admission, $10 early entry. Sundays, 10amNoon. Silver Moon Brewing, 24 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-639-1730. hello@ $10-$200.


Apero Hours at Lone Pine Coffee Roasters Apero Hours at Lone Pine with natural wine and small plates. May 24, 5pm, Sat, May 25, 5pm, Fri, May 31, 5pm, Sat, June 1, 5pm, Fri, June 7, 5pm, Sat, June 8, 5pm, Fri, June 14, 5pm, Sat, June 15, 5pm, Fri, June 21, 5pm, Sat, June 22, 5pm, Fri, June 28, 5pm, Sat, June 29, 5pm, Fri, July 5, 5pm, Sat, July 6, 5pm, Fri, July 12, 5pm, Sat, July 13, 5pm, Fri, July 19, 5pm, Sat, July 20, 5pm, Fri, July 26, 5pm, Sat, July 27, 5pm, Fri, Aug. 2, 5pm, Sat, Aug. 3, 5pm, Fri, Aug. 9, 5pm, Sat, Aug. 10, 5pm and Fri, Aug. 16, 5pm. Lone Pine Coffee Roasters, 910 NW Harriman, Bend. Contact: Free.

Glass Artists of Central Oregon Glass Show Come shop glass art created by local glass artists in Central Oregon. Beautiful glass art and items, handcrafted for you and your home. Fused, mosaic, leaded and flameworked glass to brighten your home. Just outside at The Commons. May 26, 10am-6pm. The Commons Cafe & Taproom, 875 NW Brooks St., Bend. Free. Saturday Market at Duffy’s General Duffy’s very first Saturday market! There are almost 40 vendors signed up for our spring and summer vendor markets. The market will run May 4 through July 20 this year and have candle vendors, a florist, leather goods and so much more. Saturdays, 10am-2pm. Through July 20. General Duffy’s Waterhole, 404 SW Forest Avenue, Redmond. Free.

Skyliners Art Sale Seven Wonderful local artists are ready to share their work with you. This sale is the second of many. Join Marcy Monte up Skyliner’s Road for “Skyliner’s Art Sale” Memorial Day weekend. Fri-Sun, 9 am- 7 pm, Mon., 9 am-4 pm. Sculpture, jewelry, pottery, books and more! Fri, May 24, 9am-7pm, Sat, May 25, 9am-7pm, Sun, May 26, 9am-7pm and Mon, May 27, 9am-4pm. marcy monte, 16250 Skyliners Rd, 16250 Skyliners Rd, Bend. Contact: 541-3903863. Free. 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.


Adult Ballet Come learn or rediscover the art of ballet on Thursday nights! Adult Ballet is an open-level class for adult learners and dancers. All levels of previous experience are welcome, and no previous experience is required. Trial classes are available, for more information visit our website! Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45pm. Through June 15. Academia De Ballet Classique, 1900 NE 3rd St #104, Bend. Contact: 541-382-4055. Price Varies. Bigs & Littles Sunshine Class Introduce your little one to the world of art with our Bigs and Littles classes at Let’s Paint. The engaging and interactive classes consist of three to five art activities that adults can do with their toddlers. It’s a great opportunity to bond with your child while also stimulating their minds. May 22, 5-5:45pm. Introduce your little one to the world of art with our Bigs and Littles classes at Let’s Paint. The engaging and interactive classes consist of three to five art activities that adults can do with their toddlers. It’s a great opportunity to bond with your child while also stimulating their minds. May 23, 10:30-11:15am. 63320 Stonewood Dr, 63320 Stonewood Drive, Bend. Contact: 1-541-480-7491. $20.

Book Launch: Sami’s Smile Celebrate local art teacher Sarah Swoffer’s newest Book: "Sami’s Smile" at Wild Child. Meet Sami, learn about her genetic disorder (Salla) and listen to Sarah read aloud the beautifully illustrated book. May 23, 5:30-6pm. Wild Child, 680 SW Powerhouse Dr, Bend. Free. 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.

Family Yoga Classes Partner-up with your kid-yogis to practice yoga and mindfulness together! We teach kid-friendly yoga sequences, partner poses, acro-yoga while introducing breathing techniques and mindfulness practices. 6-week series, age 5 - 8 plus parent / caregiver. Thursdays, 4:15-5:15pm. Through June 20. Free Spirit Yoga + Ninja + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. $135. Fantasy Ballet Children are delighted to dance through all of the magical places while using their newly learned ballet steps. This fantasy-themed ballet class is designed to cultivate your child’s creativity, individuality and artistry while discovering ballet terminology and culture of discipline. We have 2 classes listed, sign up on our page! Thursdays, 5:30-6:15pm and Saturdays, 11:05-11:50am. Through June 15. Academia De Ballet Classique, 1900 NE 3rd St #104, Bend. Contact: 541-382-4055. Price varies. Happy Hip-Hop Nothing but fun in this high energy class! Come learn the latest dance style of today’s top choreographers. Utilizing moves from street dance, breaking, popping, locking and freestyle you will incorporate them into a vibrant dance combination that expresses your individuality. Call 541-382-4055 for class rates. Learn more at! Fridays, 3:50-4:35pm. Through June 15. Academia De Ballet Classique, 1900 NE 3rd St #104, Bend. Contact: 541-382-4055. Call for rates. Hello! Storytime Hello, and welcome to Roundabout Books Storytime! During Wind, share stories, movement and a touch of music with 0-5 year olds, geared toward those younger ages. A heavy emphasis on fun, so bring your listening ears and a smile. May 22, 10:30-11am. Roundabout Books, 900 NW Mount Washington Dr., #110, Bend. Contact: 541-306-6564. julie@ Free..

Kids Beaded Earring WorkshopAges 12 - 17 In this two-hour workshop, students will learn to make two to three pairs of earrings using wire and glass, metal and stones. This is a wonderful project for young makers because it introduces them to the joy of jewelry-making and helps them create something tangible to be proud of. May 24, 4-6pm. DIY Cave, 444 SE Ninth St. Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541388-2283. $87.

American singer/songwriter Maren Morris blends pop influence with timeless hip-hop rhythm and flow. Morris has won multiple awards including a Grammy Award, an American Music Award, five Country Music Association Awards and five Academy of Country Music Awards. Fri., May 31, 7pm at Hayden Homes Amphitheater. Courtesy Marren Morris Faceboojk

Kids Day in May Kids Day in May includes games and activities that appeal to all age groups, including inflatable bounce houses, petting zoo, face painting, and more. Also, meet firefighters and police officers while touring fire trucks and police cruisers. A great fun filled day for the whole family. May 25, 11am-3pm. Village at Sunriver, 57100 Beaver Dr, Sunriver. Contact: 541-5935948. Free. Kids Ninja Warrior After-School Camp Drop-off the kids for a fun-filled Ninja Warrior Camp. Through positive encouragement, experienced coaches lead them through weekly Ninja Warrior circuits that include climbing, parkour, gymnastics and functional fitness movements. 6-week series, age 6 - 10, drop-off. Wednesdays, 1:30-4pm. Through June 19. Free Spirit Yoga + Ninja + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. $199. Kids Woodworking - 2 Day Workshop - Ages 11 - 17 In this two-day workshop, kids will focus on design, measurement, and layout techniques while gaining experience with power tools such as the miter saw, drill press, palm and drum sanders, router and various hand tools. Beginners and intermediate beginners are welcome and will progress in skill level. May 28, 4-6pm and May 29, 4-6pm. DIY Cave, 444 SE Ninth St. Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-388-2283. $208. Learn Robotics Come learn real-world robotics. DIY Cave’s robots have advanced capabilities like object tracking, speech recognition, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. Learn to program new behaviors including how to walk, dance, talk, see, hear and interact with surroundings. With ARC software, programming skills are broken down into easy to learn steps. Wednesdays, 2-3:30 and 4-5:30pm. DIY Cave, 444 SE Ninth St. Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541388-2283. $50. Lego Robotics Course for Homeschoolers 3rd-6th grade In collaboration with Campfire Central Oregon, Samara Learning Center is offering a five-week course in Lego Robotics for beginners. Homeschoolers in grades 3rd-6th are encouraged to apply for the scholarships. Space is limited. 10 hours of participation are required. Mondays, 10am. Through June 10. Samara Learning Center, 230 NE Ninth St., Bend. Contact: 541419-3324. Free.

LEGO® Robotics With SPIKE App In this one-day intro workshop students will build and program robots using LEGO’s® educational SPIKE app kits. By workshop’s end, students will have a solid foundation in LEGO robotics and be able to create, modify and control their own robotic creations. No prior robotics or programming experience required. Wed, May 8, 4-5:30pm, Wed, May 22, 4-5:30pm and Wed, June 5, 4-5:30pm. DIY Cave, 444 SE Ninth St. Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-388-2283. classes@ $76.

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.

Mini-Ninja Classes Your children will develop important coordination skills, improve balance, and build confidence as they tackle Ninja Warrior obstacle courses designed around a weekly theme. 6-week series, age 2 - 3 plus parent / caregiver. Mondays-Wednesdays. Through June 19. Free Spirit Yoga + Ninja + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. $125. Mini-Yogi Classes Each Mini-Yogi Class is designed around a theme and includes age-appropriate yoga sequences, partner poses, songs, and active story time to help with kids’ social, mental and physical development! 6-week series, age 3 - 5 plus parent / caregiver. Wednesdays, 4:30-5:15pm. Through June 19. Free Spirit Yoga + Ninja + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. $125.

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.

Nano-Ninja Classes Through positive direction, your children will gain confidence while enhancing balance, increasing strength, improving focus and enhancing body awareness through Ninja Warrior obstacle-based gymnastics and climbing. 6-week series, multiple days / times of the week to choose from, age 4 - 5. Mondays-Thursdays.

Through June 20. Free Spirit Yoga + Ninja + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. $135.

Primary in Dance Dancers go on a journey of imaginative and fanciful stories, ballet manners, inclusiveness and skill building. Children work toward learning the fundamentals of ballet for a safe transition to successive levels of dance. Our programs follow the safe teaching practices of the RAD & ISTD. Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30pm. Through June 15. Academia De Ballet Classique, 1900 NE 3rd St #104, Bend. Contact: 541-382-4055. Price Varies.

R.A.D. Camps Presents: Summer Day Camps! R.A.D. Camps presents Summer Day Camps for children ages 7-17. Programs for ages 7-12 and R.A.D. Sprouts run 8-4, Monday - Friday. Teen programs operate every Wednesday from 8am-5pm. Visit or call 541-204-0440 for more information. Registration now open! Mondays-Fridays, 8am-4pm. Through Sept. 1. Miller Elementary School, 19100 Skyliners Rd., Bend. Contact: 541-204-0440. info@ $99.

Teen Girls Workshop Series Promote positive self image, mental health, relaxation and clarity through various practices to manage teen stress and anxiety. Learn mindfulness including meditation, journaling, breath work and ignite energy with high-vibe music and drumstick fitness. Connect with bodies to understand energy centers, wellbeing and balance. Release worry and tension with meditative sound baths. More info at Wednesdays, 2:30-4pm. Through June 5. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon, 61980 Skyline Ranch Road, Bend. Contact: 312-2139834. $280.


Fried Chicken Thursdays Fried Chicken Thursdays at Flights Wine Bar! Dine in with a 2-piece plate with sides and a biscuit for $21 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: 541-7280753. $$21.

Staglin Wine Dinner Join Juniper Preserve for an exquisite wine dinner featuring the finest selections from Staglin’s esteemed collection, expertly paired with delectable dishes. A portion of the proceeds will support the One Mind Foundation, making this an evening that nourishes both body and soul. May 23, 6-8pm. Juniper Preserve, 65600 Pronghorn Club Dr., Bend. $250.


$10 Wing Wednesdays A new weekly special: $10 Wing Wednesdays at Cascade Lakes Pub on Reed Market. Choose from one of the house-made 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 Thursday’s 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. Apres Ski and Chill Happy Hour Flash your pass apres ski and chill happy hour with resident food cart @blueeyesburgersandfries! Daily from Noon - 5pm . Blue Eyes Thurs-Sun: $5 Ski Babe IPA, $3 Stokes Light, $5 JaPOW! Japanese Lager Sake Bombs, $8 Cocktails, Slushees, $3 Shot Ski’s and free small fry with burger purchase. Mondays-Sundays, Noon-5pm. Through May 27. Boss Rambler Beer Club, 1009 NW Galveston Ave., Bend. Contact:

Boozy Brunch Trivia Boozy Brunch Trivia every Sunday with Head Games Trivia! This interactive trivia features: The Beer Round, The Movie Round, The First Line Movie Challenge, The Lightning Round, The Bonus Sing-Along, The Bonus Dance-Off, The Hella Wicked-Smaht Round, and more! Grab your friends for boozy brunch, coffee, Bend Breakfast Burrito and trivia! Sundays, 10am-Noon. Boss Rambler Beer Club, 1009 NW Galveston Ave., Bend. Free.

Cross Cut Warming Hut: Locals’ Day!

Tuesdays are Locals’ Day. Every Tuesday enjoy $1 off regular size draft beverages. Come by the Warming Hut and hang out by the fire. See you soon, Bend! Tuesdays. Crosscut Warming Hut No 5, 566 SW Mill View Way, Bend.

Dining Through the Decades ‘70s

Join us at Riverhouse as we embark on a culinary journey through the decades to celebrate our 50th anniversary! “Dining Through the Decades” dinner series promises an unforgettable experience, where each evening will transport you to a different era of culinary excellence and cultural nostalgia. Experience the nostalgia of the 1970s where each course is a celebration of our rich history and commitment to exceptional dining experiences. But that’s not all – we’re partnering with Deschutes Brewery for course pairings, and featuring the Riverhouse Golden Ale our 50th-anniversary creation. Savor the best of Central Oregon’s vibrant beverage scene while enjoying a delicious trip down memory lane. We are proud to partner with KIDS Center of Bend to support their mission of improving services and outcomes for children and families impacted by abuse. KIDS Center is a nationally accredited Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) and the only CAC operating in Central Oregon. 10% of each ticket sale will be contributed to KIDS Center. Whether you’re a longtime patron or joining us for the first time, reserve your seat at our “Dining Through the Decades” dinner series and be a part of this milestone celebration. Cheers to the next 50 years! Inclusions: Five-course meal with beer pairings provided by Deschutes Brewery May 23, 6-8pm,. Riverhouse on the Deschutes, 3075 N. Highway 97, Bend. Contact: 541-323-0964.

Firkin Friday Once a month, masterful Brewers concoct innovative and enticing cask ales designed exclusively for The Brasserie. These unique brews are carefully poured straight out of stainless steel cask, offering guests a rare and delightful experience. May 24, 11am-10pm and May 25, 11am10pm. Monkless Belgian Ales Brasserie, 803 SW Industrial Way, Bend. Contact: 541-797-6760.

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.

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

Industry Day Mondays! Relax and let us serve you for a change. $5 well drinks, $5 beers, food specials and raffles. Show OLCC permit or Food Handler card to be entered in our weekly raffles for gift cards, knife sets and other great prizes! Mondays, 11am-9pm. Sunriver Brewing Co. Galveston Pub, 1005 NW Galveston Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-408-9377. Free.

Learn From the Best: Mixology Lessons Don’t know your Old Fashioned from your Moscow Mule? Would you like to learn how to craft a great cocktail like a pro? Taught by renowned mixologist Cody Kennedy, these classes will help you master the art of cocktail-making! Wednesdays, 1-2pm. Juniper Preserve, 65600 Pronghorn Club Dr., Bend. $25.

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! Mondays. Silver Moon Brewing, 24 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. Locals Night Join every Monday for Locals Night at Portello WineCafe! From 4 to 8, enjoy the cozy ambiance and indulge in your favorite wines at discounted prices. All glasses are specially priced at either $6 or $9! Mondays-8:30pm. Portello Wine Café, 2754 NW Crossing Drive, Bend. Contact: 541385-1777. 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.

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Three Voices, Big Sound Austin-based trio The Greyhounds returns to Central Oregon on a PNW tour


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The Greyhounds’ current tour includes just four stops, and Bend is one of them. The Austin, Texas-based trio consists of guitarist and vocalist Andrew Trube, keyboardist and vocalist Anthony Farrell and drummer Ed Miles. Trube and Farrell met in Los Angeles 25 years ago and have been making music together ever since.

Known for its unique blend of musical styles, The Greyhounds carved out a niche in the music scene with an eclectic sound. The music is a fusion of Farrell’s Los Angeles influences in jazz, soul and R&B and Trube’s East Texas upbringing rich in blues, soul and country. This diverse background allows the band to create a sound that is both familiar and refreshingly original.

“We try not to put any barriers when creating music and just kind of let it happen.”
—Andrew Trube

Trube describes their music creation process as collaborative and unstructured, focusing on developing a sound that feels good to them. “We try not to put any barriers when creating music and just kind of let it happen,” Trube told the Source Weekly. “It’s just our interpretation of all those influences coming together.”

As a trio, each of the members of The Greyhounds sings in the band and strives to utilize everything they have to make music. They’ve received and appreciated feedback from fans who say their music sounds like there are a lot more people on stage or that the sound is big for such a small group. This big sound is a hallmark of the band’s performances, achieved through dynamic playing and all three of their vocal ranges.

“That’s what we do — we take what we have with just the three of us and make as big a sound as we can,” explains Trube. He describes The Greyhounds’ live performances as, “fun and energetic.”

After joining Charley Crockett on tour in 2022, The Greyhounds are excited to return to Bend to perform live at Volcanic Theatre Pub. The band recently released a new collaborative album titled, “Greybird,” created with their friends, T Bird and the Breaks. The album showcases their continued evolution as a band and their commitment to pushing musical boundaries.

The Greyhounds

Wed., May 29 at 8pm Volcanic Theatre Pub

70 SW Century Dr., Bend $20

The Greyhounds, a trio from Austin, Texas, returns to Bend May 29. Courtesy Greyhounds Facebook

May Green Drinks | Kobold Brewing

Have a cold one, on Kobold Brewing – come join at Kobold Brewing for Green Drinks! Over appetizers and beverages, you’ll have the opportunity to network with fellow sustainability enthusiasts and hear about Kobold’s commitment to sustainability in their business. May 23, 5-7pm. Kobold Brewing The Lair, 1043 NW Bond St, Bend. Contact: 541508-5410. Free.

Monkless to the Mountain The mountains are open and “Monkless to the Mountains” is back! Flash your mountain pass and get $1 off your first draft beer, or flight. You just found your après-ski hang out! Mondays-Thursdays, 11:30am-8pm. Through May 30. Monkless Belgian Ales Brasserie, 803 SW Industrial Way, Bend. Contact: 541-797-6760.

Munich Mondays: $1 Off Liters Prost! Join for Munich Mondays! Get your favorite German Bier in a 1L mug for $1 off normal pricing. Full menu and amazing beer all day. Mondays, 3-10pm. Prost! Bend, 40 SW Century Dr. #140, Bend. Contact:

Pre-Summer Wine Sale Stock up on those delightful whites, refreshing rosés, and sparkling bubbles at the Elixir Wine Sale. Elixir Wine is thrilled to unveil a special selection of the most beloved European, South American, and Oregon wines, all at irresistible discounts. 3 bottle minimum. Taste before you buy! One weekend only. May 25, 10am-5pm and May 26, Noon-4pm. Elixir Wine, 11 NW Lava Rd., Bend. Contact: 541 388 5330. Free.

Staglin Family Tasting and Fundraiser Enjoy a Staglin Vineyards wine tasting with winery owners and founders Shari and Garen Staglin to fundraise for brain health. $150 per person and includes 5 wines and small bites. 10 Spaces available. We will be showcasing olive oil, almonds, and honey from their property which will match with Staglin May 22, 5:15-6:30pm. Good Drop Wine Shoppe, 141 NW Minnesota Avenue, Bend. Contact: 541-410-1470. support@ $150 per person.

SUNRIFT Join Funky Fauna Artisan Ales Saturday May 25 as we host our buds SUNRIFT out of Portland for an intimate performance in the taproom alongside a collaborative Saison we conjured from the depths of the Oregon Coast. Show starts at 6pm and the beer will be available starting at 1pm. May 25, 6pm. Funky Fauna Artisan Ales, 211 E Sun Ranch Drive, Unit #101, Sisters. Free. 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.

Whiskey Tasting at 3rd Street Beverage Stop by the 3rd Street Beverage Whiskey Tasting Event. Sample brands including; Stafford Whiskey, Midnight Snack Whiskey, and Roulette Whiskey. May 24, Noon-3pm. 3rd Street Beverage, 740 NE 3rd St Suite 5, Bend. Contact: 541797-0028. Free.

Wine Workshop Series: Mini Tour De France “Wine Workshop Series” of wine educational classes with tastings. Explore Champagne, Beaujolais and the Rhone Valley through 3 iconic multigenerational wineries. Taste wines from and learning about Champagne Palmer, the Duboeuf family, and Andre Brunel; 3 historic families and regions. $25 refunded with 2 bottle purchase. May 23, 6-7pm. Flights Wine Bar, 1444 NW College Way Suite 1, Bend. Contact: 541728-0753.

Winemaker Tasting Seminar with Penner Ash Wines Join Viaggio Wine Merchant for an intimate wine seminar with Penner-Ash winemaker Kate Ayres. Enjoy Oregon Pinot Noir, Viognier and old-vine Riesling from the northern Willamette Valley from this boutique producer. Kate will walk us through 5 outstanding wines from Penner-Ash and share how she navigates the complex winemaking process. May 22, 5:30-7pm. Viaggio Wine Merchant, 210 SW Century Drive, Suite 160, Bend. Contact: 5412995060. $35 ($25 for Wine Club members).


Big Butte Challenge Explore Central Oregon’s Butte-iful Terrain: embark on an adventure to conquer eight stunning buttes while savoring the region’s finest brews from local breweries. Take on the challenge at your own pace from 5/24-10/01. Your reward? Custom Big Butte Merch, swag bags, and a free pint at sponsoring breweries May 23, Midnight. Contact: 541- 3504635. $20+.

Breathwork with Gong Sound Healing

Come join Jon Paul Crimi at Breathwork! It’s a life changing event! May 28, 7-8:15pm. Riverhouse Convention Center, 2850 NW Rippling River Ct., Bend. Contact: 310-625-6751. breathewithjp@ $45.

Dances of Universal Peace Sacred circle dance celebrating ancient and modern spiritual traditions from around the world. Take hands around the circle, and sing simple songs with sacred phrases, and learn unison movements. “We are most concerned with peace on earth.” Samuel L. Lewis, originator. Everyone welcome! Sat, May 11, 7-8:30pm and Sat, May 25, 7-8:30pm. East Bend Public Library, 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend. Contact: 541-306-0203. dupinbend@ $5-20.

EcoNIDRA: Where Yoga Nidra Meets

Nature Connection

EcoNIDRA is a deeply relaxing and restorative practice that enables you to reconnect with yourself and with the earth. It is a blend of yoga nidra and forest therapy that helps you sleep better, restores profound peace and rejuvenation to the body and cultivates a deeper level of nature connectedness. Thursdays, 7-8pm. Through July 11. Namaspa Yoga Studio, 1135 NW Galveston Ave., Bend. $22.

Forest Bathing Experience rest, rejuvenation, and reconnect to nature’s tranquility through guided forest bathing. Begin with a guided meditation deepening into each of the senses, and then you’ll be led through a series of invitations that offer the opportunity for deeper relaxation and connection with ourselves and the earth. May 25, 1-3pm. Shevlin Park, 18920 Shevlin Rd., Bend. Contact: $35.

Outdoor Yoga Event Come kick off the outdoor summer yoga season by joining for “Free Outdoor Yoga Flow Event!” Experience the wonderful feeling of yoga in the beautiful outdoors and move together while enjoying the sunshine and fresh air. All levels are welcome for this free Yoga Flow class. May 26, 10:30-11:30am. Free Spirit Yoga + Ninja + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. Free.

Invitation to Attend an ECKANKAR Sound of Soul Event - Get Spiritual

Answers Experience sacred sound by singing an ancient mantra. You are warmly invited to sing - or just listen to - HU, a love song to God. Followed with spiritual conversation. This sacred word can spiritually uplift people of any religion, culture, or walk of life. On Zoom, via Meetup. May 22, 7-8pm. Free.

Mental Health Support Group - In Person NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental health challenges. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there. This support group meets in person. Every other Sunday, Noon-4:30pm. The Taylor Center (Best Care), 358 NE Marshall Ave, Bend. Contact: 541) 316-0167. Free.

Mom and Baby Yoga Classes Flow from pose-to-pose toning, stretching, and strengthening your body while releasing tension. Plus, we will work to properly strengthen abdominal and back muscles to reduce postpartum back pain, while including movements and songs with babies. 6-week series, moms and babies age 6 weeks - pre crawlers. Thursdays, 10:45am-Noon Through June 20. Free Spirit Yoga + Ninja + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541241-3919. $125.

NAMI Connection Peer Support Group

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for any adult who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by trained leaders who’ve been there. Mondays, 7-9pm. Contact: 503-230-8009. 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.

Soul in Motion Conscious Dance Movement and dance as a practice for life. No experience necessary, drop in or step in to this heartful community, exploring embodiment, expression, and connection. There will be some guidance and facilitation and lots of freedom to play. Wed, April 10, 6-7:15pm, Wed, April 17, 6-7:15pm and Wednesdays, 6-7:15pm. Continuum, A School of Shadow Yoga, 155 SW Century Drive, Suite 112, Bend. Contact: 541-948-7015. $20.

Tarot And Tea with Kati Cozy up with a cup of tea and let Tarot support you in whatever may be on your mind. Kati is an Intuitive Tarot and Oracle card reader offering 30-minute readings. Longer readings available. Secure your spot ahead of time at Saturdays, 11am-2pm. Through May 25. The Peoples Apothecary, 1841 NE Division Street, Bend. Contact: $50.

The Healing Circle The Healing Circle is a space where the heart, body, mind, and soul are seen as self-healing. Honor each individual’s capacity to heal, to break free from self-defeating patterns, and to recover from past traumas. Vulnerability is courage here, hold your truths in confidence and reverence. Thursdays, 5:156:30pm. Online Event, Webinar Link Inside Confirmation Email, Bend. Contact: 541-408-0968. First Month is Free, $11/ Month.

Timeless Teachings of India, Temple Tribal Fusion Dance and Sound Bath

Come explore the teachings of India in a very special evening with a dharma talk by Adam Tutor, Temple Tribal Fusion Dance by Tenley Wallace and a sound bath by Kevin Kraft and Adam. Please bring a yoga mat, journal and light blanket. May 22, 6-8pm. Hanai Center, 62430 Eagle Road, Bend. Contact: 808-783-0374. Kevin@ $30.

Vedic Meditation Society of Bend: Yoga of the Supreme Divine Mother Sunset silent meditation of relaxed self-surrender to the Supreme Reality as the Divine Mother. Vedic meditation opens the ecstatic vibrations of the Goddess (“divine intoxication”) in the body spontaneously and without self effort. Email first to join! Fridays-Sundays, 7-8pm. Riley Ranch Nature Preserve, 19975 Glen Vista Road, Bend. Contact: Donation/No One Turned Away.

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 and Healing, with Laura Flood, PT, DPT, RYT - Local Pelvic Health Physical Therapist Learn how to connect to your pelvic floor muscles, so you can care for your pelvic area in your daily life, yoga practice and recreational activities. Small group class focused on: pelvic anatomy and physiology, alignment based yoga postures, breathing and nervous system awareness. Sign up online: Fridays, 12:30-1:30pm. Namaspa Yoga Studio, 1135 NW Galveston Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-2416008. $25.

Yoga Nidra & Reiki Soundbath Yoga Nidra * Focuses on deep rest, relaxation, & deep consciousness * Doesn’t involve stretches or poses * No experience needed! Laying down, simply listen to the voice guiding you. A relaxing & restorative soundbath follows (gongs, crystal & Tibetan bowls, wave drum, chimes, etc) Mondays, 6-7pm. Through May 28. Hanai Foundation, 62430 Eagle Road, Bend. Contact: 850-832-5703. align45llc@ $25 suggested donation.

Old-school country roots and stellar bluegrass band Use’ta Do performs with a nod to great musical eras: acoustic instruments; single microphone; and song choices from pioneers in country, Americana, bluegrass and even modern takes on pop and rock tunes. Wed., May 29, 6-9pm at McMenamins Old St. Francis School. Courtesy Use'ta Do Facebook

CHOW C Comfort Evolved Tradesmen

Coffee and Taphouse offers unexpected variety in the Old Mill

There’s something comforting about Tradesmen Coffee and Taphouse that’s hard to quantify. So many aspects of the space feel like a throwback to a simpler time, yet the actual combination of offerings is decidedly modern and aimed at Bend’s tastes, which shift just as quick as its weather. The menu, the space, the location, the libations… all of it has a distinctly broad appeal but, unlike most places with its fingers in that many pies, it’s done with care and a real understanding of what’s missing from Central Oregon dining culture.

What I appreciate the most about Tradesmen, located above the Old Mill on Upper Terrace Drive, is that it effortlessly fits into a niche I didn’t know I was missing until walking into the space. The menu for Tradesmen services its customers based on the mood of the moment. You can go in first thing in the morning and get coffee, biscuits and gravy and treat the restaurant like an elevated diner. You can go in and watch a football game, scarf some wings and sip gin and tonic. Or you can treat yourself to some authentic Southern and Hawaiian dishes and a pint of local craft beer. One size fits all.

Owner Mike Pringle explains the vibe they want you to leave with: “A good feeling,” says Pringle. “It’s a place where you can come alone, on a date, with friends or with family and still feel comfortable.” Located in the spot that Dump City Dumplings once occupied, Tradesmen might be in an unassuming location without much visibility for people outside of the area, but I could easily see it being a destination for people to pre-game before a movie at Regal or a show at Hay Ho Amphitheater.

In the last week I’ve been to Tradesmen twice, tried a myriad of different dishes and haven’t been disappointed by anything. From the solid gin and tonic to the great Americano (with Bellatazza coffee), each aspect of the drink menu is given the care it deserves. A lot of times when places try combining beer, liquor and coffee, some aspect usually doesn’t get enough attention, but nothing I tried seemed overlooked.

First off, we have to talk about the wings. In a collaboration with Northwest Wings, the wings aren’t just delicious, but incredibly well priced. We tried three different flavors: the Buffalo Teriyaki, the Mango Habanero and the dry rub Lemon Pepper. They’ve got the wings down to a science, with thick and fat pieces of chicken (both flats and drumsticks) that still manage to be crispy underneath the sauce. The balance of the lemony zest and punch of the pepper on the Lemon Pepper wings was fantastic, but the sweet heat of the Mango Habanero was seriously on point. Just on the strength of the wings alone, Tradesmen deserves to be a part of the Bend food scene. Luckily, they nail lots more than just that.

There aren’t many places in Bend doing Loco Moco, let alone a Loco Moco that doesn’t sit like an energy-sapping gut bomb, but Tradesmen found the secret. The sausage gravy was savory without heaviness, the hamburger patty was tender without greasiness and (combined with the rice and egg over easy) adds up to something really special. Along with the chicken fried steak and biscuits & gravy, Tradesmen excels at

hearty breakfast food that tastes handmade and carefully sourced instead of unpacked from a Sysco truck.

Another standout was the Shrimp Po Boy. The delicately sweet and light breading on the fat pieces of shrimp was highlighted by the absolutely wonderful coleslaw. I’ve noticed that the Pacific Northwest take on coleslaw is to suck the Southern sweetness out of the cabbage and leave it tasting like, well, just cabbage. Tradesmen puts the tang back in the slaw and got me very excited to try the catfish on my next trip in.

With a menu that also features a gyro, full Spam breakfast, carnitas burgers and an old-fashioned Dagwood, Tradesmen has a deep bench of flavors and a wide spectrum of dishes to choose from. They’re removing the pretention found in a lot of new places and just going for strong flavors, thoughtful comfort food and delicious profiles. That, combined with kind service, great coffee and plenty of booze, makes Tradesmen Coffee and Taphouse a very worthy spot in your weekly rotation.

Tradesmen Coffee and Taphouse

384 SW Upper Terrace Dr., Ste. 100, Bend Mon-Fri 8am-8pm Sat-Sun 10am-8pm Happy hour daily 3pm-6pm 541-678-2099

Photos by Jared Rasic Left, Loco Moco from the Breakfast Menu. Center, Shrimp Po Boy. Right, Wings: offered in BBQ, Spicy BBQ, Teriyaki, Buffalo Teriyaki, Mango Habanero, Garlic Parmesan, Medium or Hot and Lemon Pepper.

Black Butte Ranch Gets “Most Beautiful” Nod

Black Butte Ranch has been named among the country’s most beautiful restaurants. The reservations system, OpenTable, collaborated with “PEOPLE” in honor of the magazine’s 50th birthday to name a “most beautiful” restaurant in each state. The winner in Oregon was the lodge west of Sisters.

The 22,100-square-foot lodge opened in May 2023, replacing Black Butte Ranch’s 50-year old original lodge. Designed by Hacker Architects, the building was designed to frame the stunning views of the Cascade Range, with interiors heavy on earth tones and native woods. The $20 million

Oregon Spirit Distillers Wins Double Gold in Prestigious Competition

Oregon Spirit Distillers just took home six medals at the prestigious San Francisco Spirit Awards, including a double gold. The Bendbased distillery won double gold, the coveted designation, for its Single Barrel/Bottled in Bond Wheat Whiskey.

The title “Bottled in Bond” comes from the Bottled in Bond Act of 1897, created to regulate the ingredients and quality of American whiskey. “Bottled in bond” holds spirits to a standard higher than scotch or cognac, according to “Wine Enthusiast.” For a whiskey to be “Bottled in Bond,” it has to be a product of one distillation season and one distiller from one distillery, and must be stored in a bonded U.S.

warehouse for at least four years. It also has to be 100 proof or more, with no additives.

In addition to the double gold for the Bottled in Bond Wheat Whiskey, Oregon Spirit Distillers also won gold for both its Straight Bourbon and its Wheat Whiskey. The distillery also won silver for three products, including its Bond Bourbon, Bond Rye Whiskey and Rye Whiskey.

Put on by The Tasting Alliance, the San Francisco Spirits Competition is among the most prestigious competitions for those in the spirits industry, and also the oldest competition of its kind in the U.S., around since 2000.

Bonta Gelato Opens West Side Spot

Bonta Gelato is opening its new location on Galveston Avenue in Bend on Friday, May 24. The new scoop shop is located on the corner of Galveston Avenue and Federal Street, next to 10 Barrel’s west side pub. This marks the third location for the beloved brand, with two other locations in downtown Bend and on Wilson Avenue on Bend’s east side. The company also plans yet another location, which the Source Weekly announced last week, in Redmond, in

a collaboration with Backporch Coffee. No word yet on the exact location in Redmond.

With the official opening of the Galveston location comes a deal: On opening day Friday, all scoops are 50% off.

Bonta Gelato – Galveston Terrace 631 NW Federal St., Suite 100, Bend

dining and meeting facility features a restaurant and bar, a second-floor lounge and bar, a private dining room, outdoor eating areas and a state-ofthe-art kitchen.
Photo courtesy Black Butte Ranch/Keaton


OutCreating with the Kaycee Anseth Legacy Foundation

Intention and meaning are weaved into the collage art by the late artist Kaycee Anseth, whose work graces this week’s Source Weekly cover

To think Kaycee is no longer in an earthly form on this planet and yet still, here she is, helping to create art in this community. To create something so beautiful from what might otherwise feel lost.

It’s not strange when you to talk with friends of Kaycee Anseth to begin to exchange Kaycee ghost stories. I have my own. Before Kaycee left the earthy realm, she looked forward to being a ghost. Her version of haunting is more in the friendly ghost realm. She often shows up as peacocks and foxes. For me it is in the hijacking of my musical playlists and a certain formation of clouds in auspicious moments. I don’t question whether or not it is her; she told us she would be there.

You can see for yourself by reading her death journal, on display at Scalehouse in downtown Bend through May 25. Along with it is a collection of her work that is on loan from private owners — no longer available to see publicly on a regular basis.

I lived with Kaycee’s work every day for many years. It often hung in The Workhouse and in coffee shops and restaurants around Central Oregon. I was always struck by the small details and had forgotten that until I got to see the work in person again. I had missed it.

Kaycee’s medium can be an underestimated form. Collage is something all of us do at some point in our lives — when we are small in school putting together book reports, or as we grow into ourselves and create vision boards for our future. If this is how you think of collage, I encourage you to go see Kaycee’s work in person. Kaycee took this medium to a new level, cutting and placing small fragments of discarded material and making it into something entirely new, unrecognizable from where it began and with story and meaning and emotion. Her work looks like painting; each piece of paper thought about and placed with intention and meaning.

As Kaycee passed four years ago, she processed rage and sadness, forgiveness and love into art. The resulting journal of this time, titled “Dying Days: An Art Journal About Such Things” hangs in Scalehouse. Her passing was the end of a valiant battle against cancer and one that didn’t defeat her — because she out-created. Kaycee wasn’t afraid to let her whole self be seen. To feel the world deeply and give it back to you that way. It is the exact type of art we need to keep us going.

“OutCreate” was Kaycee’s battle cry, one that many of her friends still hear when the winds of inspiration call. Sometimes those winds can be accompanied by sadness, grief, misunderstanding, confusion, loneliness, but always with the promise that the

transformation of them into art can set you free. Kaycee knew this and understood just how powerful the act of creating can be for each individual.

Before she left this earth, Kaycee asked a group of friends to create a nonprofit, the Kaycee Anseth Legacy Foundation, to give grants to artists for any reason they see fit. Artists need not apply or show any sort of result of the use of the funds — no reporting, no guidelines. Just money. The money from the sale of Kaycee’s art goes directly to artists living in Central Oregon so they can continue to OutCreate. KALF has also recently been receiving individual donations.

To date, KALF has given over 50 grants and distributed over $25,000. It has gone to longtime artists in the community (myself included) to honor that which they have already created. It has been given to young artists, to help encourage them, give them something extra for new supplies, tools, education. The money raised has helped a local musician complete an album, a local filmmaker finish a film and a local artist to take a mural class so they could in turn create new murals of their own.

People can apply or nominate someone at the website at the KALF website. Anyone qualifies, really — all

you need to be doing is making. It is the nurturing of the act of creating art — making it an everyday thing in people’s life that drives KALF. The belief that this is an essential part of our own existence and it should be seen and honored.

When I think about KALF, it brings joy straight up and out from inside me. I can feel myself smile and feel hopeful. To think Kaycee is no longer in an earthly form on this planet and yet still, here she is, helping to create art in this community. To create something so beautiful from what might otherwise feel lost. OutCreate you did indeed, Kaycee.

Kaycee Anseth Legacy Foundation

Art + Grief + Life + Joy Currently on display at Scalehouse Gallery 550 NW Franklin Ave. Ste. 138, Bend Through May 25
The late Kaycee Anseth pauses while creating a collage, an art form that she elevated to a new level. Photo by Karen Cammack

SC SCREEN Liminal Spaces

‘I Saw the TV Glow’ is full of strange beauty

My job as a writer about film, food and television has never been about pretending I’m some elevated being whose taste is so refined and on point that anything I like should be appreciated by the most people possible. Instead, I try to share what kind of human being I am with you so then you can either go, “Oh, this other human person and I like some of the same stuff. I bet I’ll like this new thing, too,” or “Man, this Jared guy is the absolute worst. If he likes this new thing I need to avoid it at all costs.” Knowing me helps you know whether our tastes will align.

One of the coolest things about writing is that I still have people come up to me weekly wanting to either thank me for a recommendation I made in the paper or to completely berate me for something I loved that they absolutely hated. Because I’m strange, I’m happy either way. Also, because I’m strange: I absolutely loved the new film, “I Saw the TV Glow” and I’m certain around 90% of you will absolutely despise it. Like, it will actively make you angry.

“I Saw the TV Glow” has been one of my most anticipated films of the year ever since it was announced. Director Jane Schoenbrun’s previous film, “We’re All Going to the World’s Fair,” has never left my head since I’ve seen it and is a heartbreakingly real examination of psychological dysphoria through the lens of an online creepypasta. Schoenbrun had their own trans and non-binary egg-crack moment while writing the final draft of the film and you can feel the sense of profound awakening and discovery in almost every frame.

“I Saw the TV Glow” is so deeply strange, beautiful and personal that there are dozens of interpretations to take home, but one that’s impossible to misinterpret is the open-hearted plea to trans youth that things will eventually get better once they leave their shitty suburb or escape the cold, unblinking hostility of an ignorant parent.

The film follows young Owen and Maddie, two alienated teens both obsessed with a TV show called “The Pink Opaque,” a young adult horror fantasy that’s definitely supposed to be a stand-in for “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Maddie is two grades ahead of Owen and already deeply connected to “The Pink Opaque,” so when Owen comes over to watch his first episode he becomes immediately haunted by the series. While it allows them to get tentatively closer to each other, the show also becomes their entire identity, keeping them socially awkward and adrift in the real world.

I don’t want to say more than that about the plot, but the film leans deeply into psychological horror and dark fantasy, while also existing as a metaphor for youthful alienation, closeted gender dysphoria and obsessive fandom (among many other things). That’s just one of the amazing things about “I Saw the TV Glow” — you get to take from it whatever you want. If you want a very literal horror fantasy about obsession, mental illness and monsters, then you can enjoy the film for its myriad surface pleasures. If you want allegorical storytelling about trans visibility and gender awakening, then that’s here, too. What about a

cautionary tale about obsessive fandom and teenage alienation? Jane has got you covered.

The reason I say most of you will hate this is because “I Saw the TV Glow” is such a strange and personal film that most people will just dismiss it as “weird” or “slow.” The film isn’t prototypically satisfying in the normal Hollywood sense of the word, and is much more interested in curating a vibe that lives inside you like an invasive species than crafting another hero’s journey like a million others we’ve seen before.

Schoenbrun has a visionary eye and their style is so analog and sumptuously lo-fi that even when the story holds you at an emotional distance, the aesthetic feels like something pulled from a dream you had in eighth grade while falling asleep on the floor of a friend’s house as things too scary to watch at your own house played on the television. “I Saw the TV Glow” gains its power from that subconscious connection to the liminal spaces of our nostalgia we sometimes get from a smell or a song or a memory unearthed apropos of nothing. Its specificity is personal and universal. You might hate it.

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OWoodpecker Wonderland Weekend The Dean Hale Woodpecker Festival starts May 30

Central Oregon is known for its magnificent landscapes, colorful history and, if you’re into birds, its great diversity of woodpeckers.

“Central Oregon is one of the few places where it's possible to find nearly a dozen species of woodpeckers,” said Chuck Gates, Prineville Bird Club president and field trip leader. “This is made possible by the combination of the Cascade Mountains and the high desert. Moving west out of the town of Sisters, ecosystems change rapidly as one gains altitude and results in many different life zones, each with its own population of woodpeckers.”

To celebrate this diversity, the East Cascades Audubon Society is hosting its annual Dean Hale Woodpecker Festival May 30 through June 2.

Named after a local birder who tragically passed away in 2012, the festival started in 2011 and has gone through several molts. This year, the festival is comprised of 38 guided field trips, two photography workshops and a banquet night with a special presentation by Paul Bannick. Oh, and all the field trips are free.

“The festival has a diverse set of field trips that give the participants a wide range of choices,” said Gates. The field trips vary from year to year, but this year’s slate of field trips offers more options than past festivals. “There are full day trips, half day trips, local trips near Sisters and trips to places like Summer Lake and Crook County. There's something for everyone,” added Gates.

Though the festival’s focus is on woodpeckers, all of the field trips will keep track of other birds observed during the outings. Participants could easily see over 100 species of birds over the weekend.

Friday’s field trips will venture further afield than the Sisters/Bend area, with two trips going to Summer Lake Wildlife Refuge, one with an overnight option. Smith Rock, Browns Mountain and another trip will explore the beauty of the Ochoco Mountains and other areas in Crook County.

Most of Saturday’s field trips will explore different areas around Sisters, the hub of the event — especially some of the recently burned forests that are a hotspot for black-backed woodpeckers, a nomadic species that shows up in recently burned forests to feed on beetle larvae that are also associated with these burned woodlands. Several of the field trips are designed for beginner birders, but all experience levels are welcomed on all the trips.

Photographer and author Paul Bannick leads two photography workshops on Saturday at The Belfry in Sisters — a great opportunity for budding wildlife photographers to pick up some excellent tips. Bannick is a wildly published photographer and his stunning images will inspire those that attend. Cost for the field trips is $70.

The festival’s banquet night is Saturday at The Belfry in Sisters, with a dinner by Bowtie Catering, followed by Bannick’s presentation: The Owl and the Woodpecker, Revisited. Doors open at 5 pm and the event will conclude by 9 pm.

"'The Owl and the Woodpecker' presentation by Paul Bannick will be a visual stunner," said Duke Tufty, East Cascades Audubon Society president. "It will also be a great chance to catch up with fellow birders and meet some new ones!" Bird stoke will be high this night as participants share their sightings from the trips.

"Central Oregon is one of the few places where it's possible to find nearly a dozen species of woodpeckers."

And if you’ve still got some energy on Saturday night, an owl prowl leaves from The Belfry at 8:30 pm and will search, mainly by ear, for owls that inhabit the forest around Sisters.

- Chuck Gates

Also, on Saturday, a pair of podcasters present a unique program on digiscoping.

"Hannah and Erik from the ‘Hannah and Erik Go Birding’ podcast will be bringing an assortment of Kowa optics to the festival for you to check out and will be answering your questions about digiscoping," said Tufty. "This is a great opportunity to get your hands on the high-quality optics that Kowa makes and potentially even order something new."

The festival ends on Sunday with several more field trips, including a Birding by Ear event at Sawyer Park. Songbird identification is a great way to learn the birds and another way to experience these magnificent creatures, woodpeckers and all.

For a complete list of activities, visit the East Cascades Audubon Society’s events page.

Dean Hale Woodpecker Festival May 30 – June 2 Central Oregon Free - $70/field trips

Black-backed woodpecker searches for prey on a burned tree. A Lewis’s woodpecker clings to a ponderosa pine.

Geoff Babb’s Grand Canyon Expedition in the AdvenChair

Documentary highlights a journey of determination, resilience and the power of dreams

Geoff Babb is a local Bend adventurer, father of twin boys and husband who sought to re-ignite his adventurous spirit after experiencing two strokes that left him in a wheelchair with limited mobility in one hand. His dream was to take his creation, The AdvenChair — an all-terrain wheelchair with an adjustable sit-ski seat made from mountain bike parts — to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and back out again. This journey is the focus of, “The Grand AdvenChair,” a documentary written and directed by Marcia Volk that tracks that fourday adventure.

“While doing digital marketing projects for solo entrepreneurs and nonprofits, I had the opportunity to meet Geoff Babb. His incredible and infectious will to dream boldly made me want to do the same,” states Volk, the film’s director. “I have always dreamed of creating a documentary, and now we’ve both realized huge dreams.”

The film marks Volk’s debut as a documentary director. “I wanted to put myself in the experience and feel everything that was happening to those on the journey with him,” Volk explains.

The AdvenChair, being human powered, required a team of people to assist Babb down the Grand Canyon. Volk and her husband selected four people to be a part of that team, and then to narrate the story from their perspectives. Volk and her husband dedicated a year of their lives to creating the 48-minute film.

“If you get a chance to see the film, you’ll hear the tears and how the journey transformed them,” notes Volk. “It was just soul touching to create this project.”

The film is currently nominated for the LA Independent Women Film Awards. It promises to leave viewers inspired by human resilience, moved by first-hand accounts of an incredible adventure and believing in the power of dreams to make the world a better place.

“DREAM BOLDLY: The Grand AdvenChair” will be shown at Open Space Event Studios on Tuesday, May 28, followed by a Q&A with the AdvenChair visionary, Babb, other members of the Grand AdvenChair team and director Volk.

"The Grand AdvenChair,"An Outback Film with Q&A

Tue., May 28 at 5:30pm Open Space Event Studios

220 NE Lafayette Ave, Bend


The human-powered AdvenChair, created by Geoff Babb, is an all-terrain wheelchair with an adjustable sit-ski seat made from mountain bike parts. Courtesy Ethan Mentzer Creative

There’s a Fest for That!

Silver Moon Brewing hosts second annual BevFest Saturday

fans, Corvallis-based 2 Towns will help keep the doctor away with fermented apple-y goodness. And rounding out the lower-alcohol drinks is Palmy’s, Bend’s purveyor of hard teas — like if Arnold Palmer and John Daly had a

and brainstormed a bit,” says Silver Moon Co-owner James Watts of the returning event. “Last year was the time to pull it off. We had over a dozen vendors last year, same for this year.” There are 14 such producers participating. “It’s to get away from the good ol’ beerfest that we all know and love. There are so many great beverages coming out around Oregon.” The event will also feature Silver Moon’s usual pod of food trucks and live music throughout the event from 1 to 5 pm.

If that seems like an odd sentiment coming from a brewer, it shouldn’t be. The craft beer industry has been chasing what it calls “beyond beer”— ciders, hard seltzers, non-alcoholic beers and hop waters—for a handful of years. Whether consumers are turning away from beer or simply exploring the variety of liquid arts in the same way they discovered the diversity of craft beer styles (if you’re old enough to drink beer, IPA wasn’t the dominant style when you were born), many consumers are searching for the new-new.

The alcoholic drink brands lined up, beyond Silver Moon, include Thorntail, 2Towns Ciderhouse, Palmy’s, Lazy Z Ranch Wines, Sand Lily Sparkling Wines, Crater Lake Spirits and Thinking Tree Spirits. Thorntail is a new offering for hard agave (not quite hard seltzer, not quite “ranch water,” which is tequila and club soda). Whereas whiskey is essentially distilled beer, hard agave is basically un-distilled tequila, making it as sessionable and carbonated as beer but with only 1 or 2 grams of sugar per can. For cider

While there are no traditional wineries in the lineup, Bend’s all-draft sparkling winery, Sand Lily, will have a table, as will Sisters’ Lazy Z Ranch, to introduce attendees to its “ranch wines,” aka mead or honey wine. Finally, Bend distillery Crater Lake and Eugene’s “women-led, farm-toflask” distillery Thinking Tree will pour the booziest samples.

While the rest of the lineup is non-alcoholic, one is still very much for those who are 21 and over. Shift is the Bend-based THC-infused brand with a canned product that proffers 2 milligrams of THC.

As for the other bevs that eschew booze, a few pack something else derived from cannabis, besides psychoactive THC. Tropink is the newest local CBD beverage in the self-touted “better for you” space alongside Ablis and Altitude. The latter makes both mocktails as well as canned lattes. If you’re looking to explore another innovative caffeinated beverage, Bend’s only wood-fired coffee roaster, Bohemian Roastery, will be on hand, too.

Rounding out the vendors is a pair whose drinks contain neither anything boozy nor hempy. Be GOAT, the natural energy drink, and Compassion Kombucha (shout out to their lemon-ginger flavor) can perhaps provide the boost of energy needed to make it through the list.

“I’m a creature of habit. I love my go-tos,” says Watts. “But I’m also a creature of curiosity. At Silver Moon, we do our best to support a number of these brands on a daily basis. We practice what we preach. The BevFest came from our own lineup beyond our beer.”

BevFest Sat., May 25, 1-5 p.m. Silver Moon Brewing 24 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend $15

Pearl’s Puzzle Difficulty

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2. "A Gentleman in Moscow" channel, for short

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4. You might rock the cradle with one

5. Remove, as expenses

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9. Some streaming shows

10. Cross the line

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12. "I'm crapping you negative"

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23. Go for game

24. Home to Hiëronymus Bosch's "The Garden of Earthly Delights"

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27. Satire or whodunit, e.g.

29. GI doctor's procedure to test digestive tract problems

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32. Bread maker's need

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34. Japanese dog with a short double coat

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37. Meat served at a December holiday dinner

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46. Poker pair nicknamed "Wayne Gretzky"

47. Eucalyptus eater

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51. Canadian petrol company

54. Grand Canyon area

56. In the style of

57. They go on two feet

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GEMINI (May 21-June 20): When I first got my job writing a horoscope column, I wasn’t looking for it. It found me. My bike had been stolen, and I was looking for a new one in the classified ads of the *Good Times*, the local Santa Cruz newspaper. There I serendipitously spied a “Help Wanted” ad. The publisher of the *Good Times* was hiring a new astrology writer to replace Robert Cole, who had just quit. I quickly applied for the gig and got it. Ever since, Robert Cole has been a symbol for me of an accidental and unexpected opportunity appearing out of nowhere. I mention this, Gemini, because when I meditate on you lately, I see the face of Robert Cole.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): In myths and legends, the consummate spiritual goal has various names: the Holy Grail, philosopher’s stone, pearl of great price, nirvana, alchemical gold, key of life, and many others. I appreciate this profusion of sacred symbols. It encourages us to not be too literal about identifying the highest reward. The old fables are equally equivocal about where the prize can be found. Is it in an empty desert or dark forest? In the deepest abyss, on a mountaintop, or in the backyard? I bring these thoughts to your attention, Cancerian, because the coming months will be an excellent time to conduct a quest for the marvelous treasure. What do you need most right now? What’s the best way to begin your search?

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22):

I have good news for any Leos who are devoted to pragmatism and rational analysis. Just this once, my horoscope will offer no lyrical teasers or mystical riddles. Your pressing need for no-nonsense grit has moved me to offer straightforward, unembellished counsel. Here it is, dear: Cultivate connections that will serve your passionate ambitions. Make vigorous use of your network and community to gather information that will serve your passionate ambitions. Meditate on what course corrections might be necessary to serve your passionate ambitions.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Here are some meditations on emotions. They are as key to our intelligence as our thoughts! But it’s crucial that we distinguish between emotions generated by delusions and emotions that are responses to true perceptions. Let’s say I get angry because I imagine a friend stole money from my room while visiting, but then later I put on my vest and find the supposedly stolen cash in the vest pocket. That is a delusional emotion. But if I am sad because my friend’s beloved dog is sick, that is emotion based on an accurate perception. I bring this to your attention, Sagittarius, because I believe it is essential that in the coming weeks you discern between the two types.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): As an adjunct to the Ten Commandments, I have formulated the Ten Suggestions. Here’s Suggestion #1: Wash your own brain at least three times a year. I’m speaking metaphorically, of course. What I mean is that like me and everyone else, you are always accumulating junky thoughts and useless feelings. Some are generated by our old, conditioned responses, and some pour into us from the media and entertainment industries. And it’s best to be proactive about the toxic build-up—not allow it to become monumental. In my astrological opinion, now is an excellent time for a regular mind cleanse.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): For many of you Virgos, your health seems chronically unsettled. You may be constantly hyper-vigilant about the next glitch that could possible affect your well-being. There’s a problem with that approach: It may intensify your fear of frailty, which in turn saps your vigor. But I’m happy to report that in the coming months, you will have an enhanced power to break out of this pattern. To get started, try this: Every morning for four minutes, picture yourself overflowing with vitality. Visualize every part of your body working with joyful heartiness. Send streams of love and gratitude to all your organs. Do this for the next 21 days.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Many people regard the word “faith” as referring to delusional hope or wishful thinking. But I ask you to rethink its meaning—and consider the possibility that it could be an empowering force in the coming months. How? Imagine a faith that’s earthy and robust. You actually feel it vibrating in your heart and gut. It literally alters your brain chemistry, fortifying your natural talents and attracting needed resources. It liberates you to feel pragmatically excited as you pursue your goal of fulfilling your soul’s code.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): When I was born, my parents gave me the name “Robert.” It’s derived from an Old North French word meaning “shining” and “bright with glory.” In Middle English, though, “robert” was a designation for “a wastrel, a marauder, a good-for-nothing.” I use this dichotomy as a reminder that my own nature is a mix of brightness and darkness. A lot of me is shining and inspirational, but there’s also a part that’s ignorant and confused. And what’s true about me is true about everyone else, including you: We are blends of the best and the not-so-best. Now is a good time to draw strength and wisdom from meditating on this reality. Your shadowy aspects have important and interesting truths to reveal to your brilliant aspects—and vice versa.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): So many writers have said terrible things about our existence on planet Earth. "Life is a disease," wrote George Bernard Shaw. "Life is a bad dream," declared Eugene O'Neill. Life is “a vast cold junkpile,” according to Stephen King. There are thousands more of these unnuanced disparagements. Why? Here are the facts, as I see them: As tough as it can be to navigate through problems and pain, being alive in our miraculous bodies with our dazzling awareness is a sublime gift. We are all blessed with a mysterious and fascinating destiny. In accordance with the astrological omens, Aquarius, I invite you to celebrate being alive with extra gratitude and ebullience. Begin the jubilee by feeling amazement and awe for your mysterious and fascinating destiny. Second step: Identify five sublime gifts in your life.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): In the coming weeks, I ask you to refrain from indulging in extreme nostalgia. On the other hand, I encourage you to explore the past and sift through memories with the intention of clarifying what really happened back then. Pluck new lessons from the old days that will help you forge smart decisions in the near future. Use your history as a resource while you redefine the meanings of pivotal events. For extra credit, create a new title for the book you may someday write about your life story.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): In the coming weeks, you will experience uncomfortable weirdness if you do the following: 1. Meander without focus or purpose; 2. give yourself permission to postpone, procrastinate, and engage in avoidance behavior; 3. ignore the interesting though challenging truths that are right in front of you; 4. hang out with people with mediocre ambitions. But you will experience healthy, uplifting oddness if you do the following: 1. Trust your instincts and intuitions; 2. authorize your spontaneity to invigorate and guide you; 3. take the straightforward path that gets you to the destination most efficiently; 4. be crisp and nimble.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Mysterious energies will soon begin healing at least some of the wounds in your financial genius. As a result, I predict new powers of attraction will awaken in you, making it likely you will add to your wealth in the coming months. To synergize these happy developments, I recommend you give yourself permission to have joyous fun as you lust for more cash. More good news: I will supplement your good fortune by casting a benevolent spell to boost the flow of riches into your bank account.

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More Than One Woof

If you’re petless, living alone and over (or cresting) the proverbial hill, expect to be told to get a dog either by your children, grandchildren or younger friends. Could it be the younger generation feels sorry for us fogies, equate being alone with lonely? Perhaps they don’t yet appreciate their own company, a guilty pleasure for many oldies. Or maybe the get-a-dog mandate relieves the pressure they feel to spend more time with older relatives? Or do they believe old folks have nothing but time on their hands, must be colossally bored? What better to do than walk a dog three times a day, pockets stuffed with treats and plastic poop bags?

I have to interrupt this broadcast. Is there anything you can think of that’s less appealing than discretely averting your gaze as your dog struggles to deposit a stool on someone’s front lawn, leaving you to obligingly pick it up? And vacations? It’s easy to spend more on doggie daycare than you paid for the dog. Your children’s, grandchildren’s and friends’ enthusiasm for dogs seems to vanish when the prospect of watching Fido for a week is brought up. Actually, it doesn’t matter. Your travel fund will have already been gobbled up not only by boarding fees, but also by the cost of dog insurance, drawing up a dog directive (in case you die first), vet bills, putting a fence around your yard, grooming and sessions at dog training schools because your newly adopted best friend of man turns out to be a nonstop barker or bicycle chaser or sees everything in the house as a potential chew toy. It should come as no surprise dog ownership in the U.S. contributed $303 billion to the U.S. economy in 2023.

But enough of the speculative snark. Let’s hear from the bark. For Boomers, the socio-psychological benefits of having a dog sound like the best all-purpose drug on the market. If you’re a Boomer and get a dog you can look forward to feeling braver and safer, enjoying more time in nature, reaping all kinds of physical benefits (less heart disease, increased longevity, more energy, improved fitness, reduced stress). You’ll find yourself more expressive and affectionate, and enjoying increased self-esteem and confidence. Add to that a resurrected sense of humor. Dogs are

entertainment (Check out Corgis’ propensity for frapping). And if your pleasure in your own company is verging on reclusive, you’ll become more socially engaged with a dog at the end of a leash. People walking their dogs are always stopping to compare dog notes. Pretty soon it’s a conversation, pretty soon it’s community, pretty soon, if alone actually did feel a little lonely, it doesn’t anymore. Plus, it’s not as though those recommending old-timers get a dog don’t know of what they woof. Millennials and Gen X-ers are big on dog ownership. But is it fair to have a dog in town? Herding dogs with nothing to herd? Dachshunds with no badgers to ferret? Having lived many years in remote parts of the high desert, where our working dogs had lots of space to roam, I’ve always felt it wrong to confine a dog to town. But this wolf-to-dog evolution has been going on 15,000 years. Most dogs are fine with a studio apartment. It’s speculated the coevolutionary relationship between early man and wolves is why humans have thrived. According to Greger Larson, a bio-archaeologist at Oxford University, “Remove domestication from the human species, and there's probably a couple of million of us on the planet, max. Instead, what do we have? Seven billion people, climate change, travel, innovation and everything. Domestication has influenced the entire earth. And dogs were the first. For most of human history, we're not dissimilar to any other wild primate. We're manipulating our environments, but not on a scale bigger than, say, a herd of African elephants. And then, we go into partnership with this group of wolves. They altered our relationship with the natural world.”

At this stage of the wolf and human dance, I’m struck that our dog friends’ job now is more important than ever... to render us more humane, remind us what it really means to be human, more in tune with the world, better able to leave it better than we found it. But what I really want to know is, when a dog stares into your eyes, does he think in English or bark?

—Poet and author Ellen Waterston is a woman of a certain age who resides in Bend. "The Third Act" is a series of columns on ageing and ageism.

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Weekend Projects to Boost

or many homeowners, the weekend is a prime time for tackling those home improvement projects that have been lingering on the to-do list. With the right approach, these projects can not only enhance your living space but also significantly increase your home’s value.

1. Refresh Your Curb Appeal

First impressions matter, and the exterior of your home sets the tone. Simple tasks like repainting your front door, updating your house numbers and adding potted plants can create a welcoming entrance. Consider power washing your driveway and walkways to remove dirt and grime. Fresh mulch in garden beds and trimmed hedges can also make a significant difference.

2. Upgrade Your Lighting

Lighting plays a crucial role in how a space feels. Swap out old, outdated light fixtures for modern, energy-efficient options. Focus on areas like the entryway, kitchen and bathrooms, as these are high-traffic areas that benefit the most from improved lighting. Installing dimmer switches can add versatility and ambiance to your lighting scheme.

3. Revamp Your Kitchen

The kitchen is often considered the heart of the home, and small upgrades here can have a big impact. Painting or refinishing your cabinets, replacing outdated hardware, and adding a stylish backsplash are all manageable weekend projects. Upgrading to energy-efficient appliances can further enhance your kitchen's appeal.

4. Enhance Your Outdoor Living Space

In Bend, where outdoor living is a cherished aspect of life, enhancing your backyard can greatly boost your home's value. Build a simple deck or patio, install a fire pit or set up an outdoor dining area. Adding comfortable

seating and decorative lighting can transform your yard into an inviting retreat for both family and guests.

5. Create Functional Storage Solutions

Buyers appreciate ample storage space. Invest in custom shelving units for your closets, pantry or garage. These can be DIY projects that maximize space and add organization to your home.

6. Freshen Up the Paint

A fresh coat of paint can breathe new life into any room. Opt for neutral colors that appeal to a broad range of buyers. Focus on high-traffic areas like the living room, kitchen and bathrooms. Don’t forget to touch up trim and baseboards for a polished finish.

7. Update Bathroom Fixtures

Simple updates in the bathroom can make a big difference. Replace old faucets, showerheads and towel bars with modern fixtures. Adding a new mirror and lighting can also refresh the space.

8. Install Smart Home Features

Smart home technology is increasingly popular among buyers. Install features like a smart thermostat, video doorbell or smart lighting. These upgrades can make your home more energy-efficient and secure, adding value and appeal to tech-savvy buyers.

9. Improve Energy Efficiency

Energy-efficient homes are attractive to buyers. Seal drafts around windows and doors, add insulation where needed and consider installing energy-efficient windows.

By dedicating a few weekends to these projects, you can significantly boost your home's value and appeal. Whether you’re planning to sell soon or simply want to enhance your living space, these upgrades are well worth the effort. Happy renovating!

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