Source Weekly May 9, 2024

Page 1

Co n n e r s Ave
Be n d, O R C a l l us to s c h edule a visit tod a y ! Whispering Winds would like to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there. Especially our residents & staff.
4 1 - 3 1 2 -969 0
9 2 0 NE


On the Cover: Zachary Ellis is a local artist, painting instructor and actor. The concept for this piece is Dueling Planets: "Inverted Space." Ellis uses the technique of a controlled acrylic pour. The inverted color and flow of the white and grays of the space between the objects creates depth and a state of flux allowing the eye to shift perspective. See more of his work on instagram @zachtistic.

Call for Artists: If you're interested in being a SW featured artist, email:


Nicole Vulcan -


Julianna LaFollette-


Savannah Mendoza -


Richard Sitts


Jared Rasic, Jessica Sanchez-Millar, Chris Young, Jim Tolles, Anne White, Alyson Brown, Dr. Jane Guyn


Amy Alkon, Rob Brezsney, Brendan Emmett Quigley, Jen Sorensen, Pearl Stark, Tom Tomorrow, Matt Wuerker


Jennifer Galler -


Ben Irish -


Ashley Sarvis


Ban Tat, Chad Barnes


Sean Switzer


Angela Switzer -


Aaron Switzer -


Paul Butler


Alternative Weekly Network 916-551-1770

Sales Deadline: 5pm, Mondays

Editorial Deadline: 5pm, Mondays

Calendar Deadline: 5pm, Fridays

Deadlines may shift for special/holiday issues.

To all the mothers and mother-figures out there — Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you treat yo’ self… or that someone treats you. This special occasion has another meaning; it also means that it’s OK to plant our gardens now. (Newbies, here’s your quick primer: if it’s past Mother’s Day and also, if Black Butte is free of snow, you can plant your garden.) Inside this issue, we have a roundup of some Mother’s Day events on our Chow page, and in Craft, some fun ideas for making springtime cocktails. In Feature, contributor Jim Tolles outlines how local groups are working to combat the epidemic of loneliness in our society, and in News, Julianna LaFollette meets with the new CEO of the regional Planned Parenthood for a look at what’s ahead for the organization. In Sound, new music contributor Chris Young kicks off the summer concert season with a story on LCD Soundsystem. (Can you believe it’s time for the amphitheater to open up for the season!?) And in yet another sign of “real” spring, Savannah Mendoza shares some details about the upcoming Pole Pedal Paddle. And finally, don’t miss our publisher’s note in the News section, where we announce some of the exciting changes happening here at the Source Weekly. Thanks for reading!


“I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the tree,” – Henry David Thoreau. Thank you so much @pocoken for tagging us in this beautiful photo of the majestic ponderosa pine trees in Shevlin Park. Don't forget to share your photos with us and tag @sourceweekly for a chance to be featured as Instagram of the week and in print as our Lightmeter. Winners receive a free print from @highdesertframeworks.

VOLUME 28 ISSUE 19 / MAY 9, 2024 / THE SOURCE WEEKLY 3 The Source Weekly is published every Thursday. The contents of this issue are copyright ©2024 by Lay It Out Inc., and may not be reprinted in part or in whole without consent from the publisher. Cartoons printed in the Source Weekly are copyright ©2024 by their respective artists. The Source Weekly is available free of charge at over 350 locations, limited to one copy per reader. Additional copies of the Source Weekly may be purchased for $1.00, payable in advance. Anyone removing papers in bulk will be prosecuted on theft charges to the fullest extent of the law. Writers’ Guidelines: We accept unsolicited manuscripts and comics. Visit our ‘Contact Us’ webpage for freelancer guidelines.
SUPPORT LOCAL The Source Weekly 704 NW Georgia Ave., Bend, OR 97703 t. 541-383-0800
@pocken instagram HARVESTMOONWOODWORKS.COM CUSTOM. CABINE TS 4 - Opinion 5 - Mailbox 6 - News 13 - Source Picks 15 - Sound 16 - Feature 18 - Calendar 30 - Chow 31 - Screen 32 - Outside 34 - Craft 35 - Puzzles 36 - Astrology 37 - Column 39 - Real Estate
Hwy 20 East across from Pilot Butte Locally Owned • Walls Can Speak... …what do you want yours to say? Choose from a huge variety and selection of gorgeous wall art to make a statement in your home! Come be Surprised... Since 1993 Purchase discount gift certificates online at Save 20% Elixir Wine $50 Gift Voucher for $40 *THIS AD IS NOT A COUPON


Suffice it to say that this is one of the toughest endorsements we’ve had to make this year — or any year, really. Here we have two strong Democrats running to be the Democratic nominee for our relatively new district, Congressional District 5. One, Jamie McLeod-Skinner, is one of the smartest people we’ve ever interviewed — a lawyer as well as an engineer — and a local who understands natural resources issues in a way that would serve Central Oregonians well. On the other hand, we have Janelle Bynum, an electrical engineer, small business owner and state legislator with a proven track record of success in Oregon politics.

Our locavore tendencies make us want to support the candidate who lives in our area, and who’s taken the time over many years and many elections to get to know the people and players of this community. McLeod Skinner is a gem.

We have no doubt that either candidate — Bynum or McLeod Skinner — would have the smarts, the hustle and the temperament to serve us well in Congress. But the calculus about electability has to come into play, and on that front, our bet’s on Bynum.

But then come the more practical tendencies — the ones that say, when this race moves to the general election and pits one of these candidates against the incumbent, Lori Chavez-DeRemer, we’d like to see the candidate win who represents the values of this district as a whole. What we have seen from the person who presently represents us — Chavez-DeRemer — is that she does not represent our values. Heck, that might be a bit fuzzy, because in reality, we don’t know much about what Chavez-DeRemer stands for, because she pays little attention to this side of the district at all. But with all of that, we’re inclined to believe that Janelle Bynum is the candidate to be able to win the race against the incumbent and better represent us going forward.

Bynum has worked her way up in state politics, serving as a member of the Oregon House of Representatives since 2017. She’s faced off against ChavezDeRemer for a state House seat twice, and won both times. That’s no minor accomplishment. If the Democrats voting in this May primary want to see this seat flipped back to blue, we think Bynum is their best chance of doing so.

Of course, if all of this sounds like strategy and politicking, it’s because that’s the name of the game. Democrats effectively ignored McLeod Skinner’s run last time, when in the primary she bested the longtime incumbent Kurt Schrader and apparently upset the party machine. That was an unfortunate turn of events that saw the better candidate losing in the general election. Now, though, when faced with the prospect of a rematch, it seems too much of a gamble for Democrats to stomach.

Bynum possesses a warm, grounding energy that runs counter to the hard-charging style of some other politicians, and that’s one thing we liked about her on a personal level. On a professional level, she’s strong on societal issues such as access to abortion, and has enough of a track record to lean on to prove to voters that she’ll be productive in these areas. During her time in the Oregon House, she and her colleagues helped to preserve and expand Oregonians’ access to abortion. On behavioral health, she was the chief sponsor on a 2021 bill that increased recruitment and retention of the state’s mental health workforce — the start of addressing one of the big hurdles Oregon has faced in truly fixing our mental health and drug-treatment woes. This is evidence of her priorities — a stark difference from Chavez-DeRemer’s drumbeat about the border crisis and other MAGA-adjacent issues.

The way our current Congressional districts are drawn, CD5 is something of a Franken-district, encompassing the southeast portion of the Portland metro as well as Bend. It’s a tough district for any candidate to truly get a handle on, as it contains farms, suburbs and urban areas, and draws candidates from both the Portland metro as well as more rural ones, like McLeod Skinner. Bynum admits she is still in the “learning phase” of tackling the issues, such as groundwater and fire management, that stand out most to Central Oregonians, but based on her experience thus far, we believe she can get there, and can bring the dollars home that will help address those issues.

We have wholeheartedly endorsed Jamie McLeod Skinner in the past for her energy, ideas and intelligence. Yet in this May primary, our bet’s on Janelle Bynum.

Vote Janelle Bynum for Congressional District 5, Democratic primary Enjoy Going to Church again AAA La Pine Mini-Storage Unit Auction Any questions? Call manager: (541) 536-1634 Units to be auctioned: A15 A18 B6 E17 L1 H3 I2 Saturday, May 25th at 11AM 16575 Reed Road, La Pine, OR 97739 Healthy Adventures Await! Open Daily for You and Your Pets! DOCTORS BYRON MAAS, TABITHA JOHNSTON, LAUREN HOFFMAN, LAURA ACEVEDO, COURTNEY MCLAUGHLAN, KELLI SMITH, LINX ALEXANDERSON, MICHAELA HUGGINS & JANETTE WELLS 360 NE QUIMBY AVE BEND, OR 97701 541-382-0741 3197 N HWY 97 STE A-1 BEND, OR 97701 541-388-0262 NOW TWO LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU BENDVETERINARYCLINIC.COM

O Letters


When voters have cast ballots on funding measures for Bend-La Pine Schools, the need has been all about our facilities: new schools to keep pace with a growing population, remodels to take care of what we have, upgrades in safety and technology. Bonds are for buildings, as we say, and levies are for learning.

The Learning Levy on the ballot this month is something not attempted here in 20 years. Local levies are working in many other school districts in Oregon –including Sisters, Beaverton and Eugene – as communities choose to invest more in the education of their children. Faced with insufficient state support for public schools, we believe it’s right to ask our voters for help.

Measure 9-167, our Learning Levy, would provide the district five years of additional funding at a critical time. Our operating costs have steadily increased while state support has been uneven and unpredictable. Oregon’s education funding model, based on weighted student enrollment, doesn’t adequately meet the needs of our students. Federal emergency funds that school districts received through the pandemic dry up in a few months.

Yet our students show us they need more academic support, help with mental health issues and development of interpersonal skills than they did before COVID. Without passage of this levy, we will likely eliminate 180 staff positions and scale back student services –reductions that will impede our ability to focus on what students need most.

These stakes are real, but the proposed Learning Levy is not all about averting painful cuts. We also can build on the success of programs that are proven engines for student success. Career Technical Education classes, for instance, where students can explore engineering, agriculture, culinary arts, criminal justice and more. Another area where students thrive is the performing arts, visual arts and music classes. Many students are drawn to advanced academic courses and ones which offer them college credit. We have all this now, but in limited ways across schools and grade levels. Our students and families are telling us we can do better, and we agree. Five key takeaways about the Learning Levy:

1. We can avoid cuts that will set back our progress toward student success and meeting the most pressing needs of our learners.

2. We can ensure our students get into classes that fulfill their purpose, passions and plans for life after high



Send your thoughts to Letters must be received by noon Friday for inclusion in the following week’s paper. Please limit letters to 250 words. Submission does not guarantee publication. Opinions printed here do not constitute an editorial endorsement of said opinions. Letter of the week receives $5 to Palate!

school, and connect them with promising career opportunities in Central Oregon.

3. This levy will help us recruit and keep highly qualified educators, administrators and support staff across 33 schools, and make Bend-La Pine Schools an employer of choice in our region.

4. The proposed rate of $1 per $1,000 would cost a homeowner about $20 a month, on average.

5. We have a commitment to track, audit and report how every dollar of the levy is spent each of the five years it’s in place. This includes oversight by community members who volunteer to serve on our budget committee.

You can learn more about the Learning Levy at

— Steve Cook, Superintendent, BendLa Pine Schools


Jamie McLeod-Skinner broke the candidate mold in being forthright, an attentive listener, true to basic human values, open to any question and thoughtful in her answers. She is recognized as a person who can be trusted, will follow through, and is unflinching when times are tough. She is anything but “the establishment,” and why we keep voting for Jamie.

Jamie is running for us. She will support the needs of Congressional District 5 as it should be represented; from rural to urban, from individual to families of workers, from small to big businesses, farms and ranches, and from forest and water management to fire prevention, mitigation and emergency responses. She supports the rights of workers, women, immigrants, LGBTQI+, BIPOC, and rights of any constituents not being fairly represented.

Jamie McLeod-Skinner will be tough on crime outside and inside governance. She fully understands gun issues and the need for common sense gun regulations. Her knowledge is broad on the national issues; in health care, mental health, of housing continuum from unhoused to affordably housed, in lack of child care, in needs of teachers and of education from pre-school to higher, of immigration, and to address climate change for healthy environments for our children’s children to enjoy. She has the knowledge, experience and proven ability to bridge divides and deliver positive results.

Don’t be fooled by “the establishment” endorsements of her opponent. Let’s break the establishment mold and

vote for Jamie, who represents our best and our brightest.


I am supporting Deschutes County Commissioner Phil Chang in his re-election bid on May 21. His 20-plus years of leadership and stance on wildfire-related issues put him ahead of the pack.

Commissioner Chang has advocated for Senate Bill 1511 to create a wildfire prevention system benefiting communities and homeowners. The veteran administrator backs this legislation to: (1) make entire neighborhoods more wildfire-resilient, and (2) provide state certification of those neighborhoods and require insurers to recognize that certification. Mr. Chang agrees owners who make their properties safer from wildfires should “get credit” from the insurance industry by lowering their coverage premiums appropriately.

Phil’s opponents in the upcoming race don't have the extensive background and experience he has in forest management and community wildfire protection. They also don't seem to grasp that it takes fuel-reduction work in the forest — as well as defensible space and wildfire resilient construction practices at our homes — to give us the best chance of surviving wildfires. Phil understands how to protect our homes and address rising insurance premiums, and he will keep working for a solution until it is reached.

The upcoming election is historic in that it will be the first non-partisan ballot held in Deschutes County. This means all voters will be able for the first time to vote in the Commissioner race regardless of their political registration. Phil strongly supported the ballot measure establishing this precedent, which is another reason I support his re-election.


To all the little boys driving their big trucks who stomp on your pedal so diesel coal-spewing exhaust will fill the air as you pass an electric car please be advised . . . Tesla vehicles are built so the interior is hermetically sealed (I know big word, look it up) and are also equipped with a “bio-hazard” air filtration system that prevents any foul or harmful air from entering the vehicle. So go ahead and pass us. Only harm you’re doing is to the air you breathe.

Letter of the Week:

Ha! Thanks for the info, Evie. I wish my bicycle had the same filtration system…

Come on by for your gift card to Palate.

—Nicole Vulcan

@sourceweekly   Keep in the know of what's going on in Central Oregon, follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

Redmond to Retain Two High Schools

In 2023, the Redmond School District began discussions about combining the district’s two high schools to address needed repairs at Redmond High School. After hearing staff, parent and community feedback, the district chose to continue pursuing options to keep Redmond High School open, according to a press release.

While planning a project, the district found a major issue with the high school’s HVAC system piping. The district determined that the work could take one year, requiring students and staff to be out of the school during the construction.

“We need to look at the bigger picture here for our kids, teachers, and our schools, which is that we have many projects to be completed to make our schools better and more efficient,” said Mason Rodby, Community Task Force member.

Investments for Housing and Behavioral Health

Gov. Tina Kotek signed the Emergency Housing Stability and Production Package into law on May 7.

This package, plus other legislation signed recently, such as the Oregon Drug Intervention Plan, bring over $4.5 million in new funding to Deschutes County to expand crisis stabilization and drug treatment, develop more affordable housing and more.

"This funding builds on what we have done to make our communities safer and create more affordable housing," said Rep. Jason Kropf in a press release. "Investments in treatment and housing are investments in the health and wellbeing of our community."

Bend Hosts Bike Night at The Grove

The City of Bend is inviting community members and cyclists of all ages to Bend Bike Night on May 13 from 4:30 to 6:30pm. The block party event will be at The Grove in Northwest Crossing and will have interactive bike trainings and raffles. Those who bring their bikes and helmets will be eligible for additional prizes and discounts to food vendors.

A New Direction for the Source Weekly

A note from founder and publisher Aaron Switzer on nonprofit status, a new investigative reporter position

If there is anything that is constant in the world of newspaper publishing, it is change. This week marks a big milestone in the Source Weekly’s history, so indulge me with a little ramble down memory lane.

Over the course of the past 27 years of publishing the Source Weekly, there have been several key moments that have influenced the way we interact with our readers — some big, some small. When production graduated from paste-up to digital, it made it possible for a small startup newspaper to compete with the big dailies of the time by allowing a small staff to produce large newspapers. Our small size and efficiency made us nimble. The advent of websites helped us further by increasing access to our award-winning journalism on a scale none of us could have anticipated. Our readership was no longer confined to how much newsprint we could afford, and because our brand of journalism is free, it increased our audience exponentially without damaging our revenue.

Social media probably had the most technological impact on publishing, allowing readers to receive direct communication from writers and newsmakers. We could devote our entire newspaper to talking about the negative impact social media has had on society, as it’s no secret I am not a fan. The misguided notion that somehow social media is a utility and therefore not accountable for content on a monetized platform is laughable. Unfortunately, there is more legal scrutiny regarding our Letters page than on the whole of Meta’s platform.

due to several large donations over the past year, we have been able to hire a fulltime investigative reporter who begins her work with us this week.

Little did we imagine in 2020 when COVID shut down our town, that in 2024, Central Oregon would rise economically like the phoenix roundabout on Galveston. Who knew that people would fall back in love with print and that digital offerings would continue to enhance, rather than replace, the prevailing mediums. Financially, the support we receive, and our circulation have returned to 2019 levels and our nonprofit-supported reporter joins the largest staff in the history of our company.

In 2021, we began our own nonprofit, the Lay It Out Foundation, to further work with existing nonprofits in the community and to bolster our ability to provide local news. The response to our efforts, from readers like yourself, has been overwhelming.

“For me it’s the aloha. Without aloha it’s just food. People remember how you make them feel a lot longer than how the food tastes.”

Perhaps finally, in this abridged media history, was the pandemic. The panic that ensued in the weeks after the initial lockdown greatly increased the amount of information the public was consuming, and, because we were all confined to our homes, digital was paramount. The transformation from a print to digital format greatly accelerated the demise of newspapers across the country. However, it also nudged many publications to either shift their operations from profit to nonprofit enterprises or to incorporate a nonprofit offshoot to expand their commitment to remaining a fourth arm of government. The Source Weekly was no exception.

In the wake of a post-pandemic Central Oregon, in 2021, we began our own nonprofit, the Lay It Out Foundation, to further work with existing nonprofits in the community and to bolster our ability to provide local news. The response to our efforts, from readers like yourself, has been overwhelming — so much so that,

As we embark on this next chapter, as your locally owned newspaper, I want to reiterate how important being a free publication is to our mission in this community. From the beginning, we have eschewed the nickel and diming that is the hallmark of paywall and subscription newspapers. The paper remains accessible to all to experience the real happiness of picking up a newspaper, regardless of means. This is the great challenge and joy of democracy.

To this end, we encourage you, as readers, to become part of our membership program that supports expanding community journalism. We encourage you to give what you can, as even a small contribution is meaningful. I trust that the next 27 years of publishing will be no less eventful than the past, and I am confident that together we will continue to build a stronger community through our combined efforts.

of heart disease 32%
stroke —
higher risk
higher risk of
The increases in health risks as a result of loneliness. From this week’s Feature, “Building Belonging”
—From this week’s Chow story, “Serving Aloha.”

Q&A with New CEO of Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette

Dr. Sara Kennedy talks about PPCW and her goals within the organization

Dr. Sara Kennedy is the new President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette. Before coming to PPCW, Kennedy was the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Planned Parenthood Northern California. Kennedy is an OB-GYN and also has a master’s degree in public health. She’s passionate about helping address obstacles toward better health. Below is an excerpt from our conversation with Kennedy.

Source Weekly: Is there anything you are particularly excited about, coming to PPCW?

Sara Kennedy: One of the things that I really admire about this affiliate, and that we will do more of, is recognizing this profound time-sensitive need with the Dobbs decision, making abortion essentially restricted or banned in 21 states and knowing that that entire eastern part of Oregon has very few health care options for folks, specifically around reproductive and sexual health care.

Within 12 months, PPCW fundraised, found a location, did renovations and opened this new Health Center in Ontario, Since August 2022, we've seen a 1,500% increase in patients from Idaho traveling to Ontario. I think that's remarkable. That's very fast in health care and very fast in the Planned Parenthood world, and what we're seeing is this incredible need in eastern Oregon.

SW: Was there anything that surprised you when coming into this role?

SK: We are a fee-for-service provider like all other health care providers, so we provide a service and then we get a reimbursement rate back from whatever insurance that patient has. That was actually pretty shocking for me, because Oregon has a reputation and a real ly well-intentioned supportive legislature and healt care leaders who very much support sexual reproductive health care. The fact is that our current reimburse ment rates do not cover our costs.

SK: Yes, so much. One of the things that I'm really looking forward to is how we further grow our services in Central and Eastern Oregon. We have multiple centers in Portland and obviously this thriving center in Bend, but we know that there are lots of communities out there that can't get to Bend, and there is no other place that really does what we do as well as we do it. I think that there's a huge opportunity for us to be bigger and bolder and to grow.

One of the things I’d really like to see PPCW do is lean into and develop stronger coalitions with public health departments. We’ve had a 2,100% increase in syphilis in the state of Oregon over the past 10 years. Syphilis traditionally has been thought of as a disease that is mostly experienced by men who have sex with men. What we’re seeing in Oregon, and throughout the country, is that one of the fastest growing populations who are getting diagnosed with syphilis are people who can become pregnant.

Eighty-five percent, depending on the year, of what we do has nothing to do with abortion. So, we might have good funding from these specific year-to-year programs that provide money to support abortion care, but we don’t have adequate or robust funding for 85% of what we do, which is well-person care, gender affirming care, infertility care and contraception, STI care. All of that... we're losing money on.

The way that we survive is through supporters and donors because they help fill the gap between what we're making, what we're being reimbursed for from the state and the pretty significant deficit that we have.

SW: Is there anything you hope to accomplish or address here in Oregon?

City of Bend Approves Revised System Development Charges Bend City Councilors approve changes to how water, sewer and transportation fees are calculated

The City of Bend adopted changes on how it calculates fees associated with new development. System development charges are one-time charges developers pay, intended to help pay for growth-related infrastructure. The changes will take effect on July 1.

The Bend City Council approved changes to water, sewer and transportation SDCs at a May 1 council meeting. The changes will lower fees for some while increasing fees for others, based on factors such as building size and type. The City proposed these updates to enhance transparency, recover growth costs and align with Council priorities, such as housing production, housing affordability and complete communities.

There’s truly an epidemic of STIs, with syphilis leading that across the state of Oregon. That is something we can own by having targeted, evidence-based interventions around syphilis.

SW: Is there anything else you’d like to add?

SK: I want to recognize the extraordinary team for the care that they're delivering in Central Oregon because it's the only Planned Parenthood in Central Oregon, so we're really serving a really critical need. I think that was reflected when the City of Bend issued a proclamation that recognized sexual reproductive health care that's being provided by PPCW and the Bend Health Center. It was a really big honor that the City Council and the mayor recognized this in that way. I'm super proud to be able to be a leader of an affiliate where that's recognized.

On the residential side, the changes would calculate fees based on the size of a home. The update would create a system, charging people with smaller homes lower rates and those with larger homes higher rates.

The current total for water, sewer and transportation SDCs on a single family dwelling is $21,760, regardless of the size of the dwelling. With the new code, a house between 600 and 1,200 square feet will incur $16,139 in SDCs. For a home larger than 3,000 square feet, the charges will increase to $31,080.

The current system calculates fees for commercial buildings based on where they fall in 60 different categories, determined by the usage. The revised methodology will lower the number of categories, simplifying how fees are calculated.

After a series of stakeholder group meetings and City work sessions, City Councilors held a public hearing on Jan. 17, which continued on May 1 to allow additional comment. Throughout this process, staff made several adjustments to SDC methodologies, project lists and fee schedules.

The City established a lower transportation SDC rate for medical uses within the Medical Overlay District. The City also decided to phase in transportation SDC rates for non-residential categories with rates increasing 20% or more under the updated methodology.

lPysetruoC nena e d P a r en t hoodColumbiaWillamette
Jack Harvel Unsplash
WWW.BENDSOURCE.COM / MAY 9, 2024 / BEND’S INDEPENDENT VOICE 8 SOURCE AD MAY 9 1/4 4.27 x 7.14 RIMROCK GALLERY Tues -Sat: 10-5:30 405A NW 3RD ST PRINEVILLE OR 541-903-5565 Off-street parking on west entry side! “ROSE FLORAL” 40 x 30 OIL BY ROBERT MOORE “The Joy Of Flowers!” SAT MAY 11 2-4pm Ralph James Robert Moore Gretha Lindwood Laurel Buchanan Willo Balfrey Rod Frederick Steven Homsher Randall Tillery Charley Phillips Pamela Claflin Recep�on & Music By Linda Cloudas, Accordionist Dr. Cochran • Dr. Westbrook • Dr. Kinnear Dr. Cuthbert • Dr. Nicol 541.389.1540 | | @TumaloAnimalHospital JUST 10 MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN BEND! Mention this ad for 50% OFF your first exam. F O U N D A T I O N T H E C E N T E R As a nonprofit , our programs and services are offered at no cost to students and families S p o r t s M e d i c i n e S e r v i c e s C o n c u s s i o n D i a g n o s i s a n d T r e a t m e n t I n j u r y P r e v e n t i o n E d u c a t i o n M e n t a l H e a l t h S u p p o r t w w w c e n t e r f o u n d a t i o n o r g

'You Belong’ Campaign Addresses Surge in Hate Crimes

The Oregon Department of Justice aims to bring awareness to its Bias Response Hotline

On April 22 the Oregon Department of Justice launched its “You Belong” campaign to increase awareness for Oregon’s Bias Response Hotline, which provides support and options for people targeted in hate crimes or bias incidents. The campaign, which will continue for three months, will put out public service announcements, radio ads and social media ads in several languages.

“The purpose of this campaign right now is that we have this increase in bias and hate growing in our state, across our nation and, quite frankly, in the world,” said Fay Stetz-Waters, the DOJ director of civil rights and social justice. As the director, Stetz-Waters advises the Attorney General on matters related to civil rights.

The hotline allows individuals who have experienced a hate crime or bias incident to share and report bias that an individual experienced or witnessed. It can offer support, resources and provide trauma-informed services. With interpreters in over 240 languages, the hotline also aims to remove barriers so that it’s accessible for anyone who may need it.

A bias incident is a non-criminal hostile expression motivated by another person’s actual or perceived protected class. A hate crime involves a crime motivated by bias. According to the DOJ, in 2023 there were a total of 3,623 reports and an average of 300 per month statewide. The hotline registered a 25% surge in reports from 2022 to 2023.

“Understanding that we have a diverse population in our state, which is growing, we believe it is part of our work to bring awareness to the Bias Response Hotline so that people know that it exists and the type of resources that we provide,” said Stetz-Waters.

The non-emergency hotline was first created in 2020 after the passage of Senate Bill 577 in 2019, championed by Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, which defined bias crimes and incidents, established resources for hate crimes and bias incidents and created the hotline.

In addition to supporting victims, the hotline is also helpful for tracking hate crimes and bias incidents. The DOJ uses the data to improve outcomes for victims and increase support. In the 2023 legislative session, the DOJ advocated for increased

protections for both bias crime victims and individuals operating the hotlines with HB 3443.

“When we use it, we look at the narratives. What are people telling us, what are their needs, and advocate for those in the future,” said Stetz-Waters.

A crucial resource for Bend

The City of Bend’s Director of Equity and Inclusion, Andrés Portela, sees the state’s hotline as an important and needed resource in the community. While the City has some local resources for victims of hate crimes or bias incidents, Portela notes that the best resource is the DOJ.

“At the city level, we're really resource constrained when it comes to providing those resources or doing reporting for things that aren't crimes.”

According to Portela, the City is creating a coalition among adjacent jurisdictions, which includes Deschutes County, parks, libraries and others. “We've invited them to the table to really start to focus on how we create programming that is shared, that builds belonging and makes folks understand that hate and discrimination shouldn't take place within Central Oregon, specifically the Bend area,” he said. The coalition, he said, could also help individuals do more local bias incident reporting.

The City’s Human Rights and Equity Commission is another local program that aims to cultivate an inclusive environment by working to ensure historically marginalized and underrepresented people and communities have equal access to City programs and services, representation in local decision-making and a venue to raise concerns and complaints about discrimination.

“We're here to promote safety and belonging,” said Stetz-Waters of the DOJ. “We’re encouraging individuals from communities that have been impacted by inequities to report discrimination and bias treatment. Reporting is empowering and helps us adjust this problem.”

Remembering Jon Rev-Dude A tribute to a beloved community member, from his family


8, 1971 - April 15, 2024

It is with profound sadness that our family announces the passing of our beloved husband and father Jon Rev-Dude. Jon Rev-Dude, was born in Seattle, Washington, on January 8, 1971, and passed away on April 15, 2024, in Bend, Oregon.

After graduating from Mt. Baker Senior High School, Jon proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army from September 14, 1989, to December 16, 1992. During his service, he demonstrated exceptional dedication and received several awards and decorations, including the Army Service Ribbon, Expert Badge M16 Rifle, National Defense Service Medal, Sharpshooter Badge Hand Grenade, Expert Dragon Gunner, Combat Infantryman Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the Saudi Arabia Liberation Medal. He bravely served in defense of Saudi Arabia and the liberation and defense of Kuwait during Desert Storm.

After his military service, Jon embarked on a new chapter in Nashville, TN, where he was best known as Punk Rock Jon. He embraced the music scene and made a lasting impact with his passion for punk rock. In 1999, he relocated to Oregon to care for his grandfather, where he pursued his love for comic books and opened the comic book store 3KM 3rd Millennium with his friend PJ Crader until 2004.

Jon had a passion for brewing and crafting spirits. He was a distiller at Oregon Spirit Distillery in Bend, Oregon, where he showcased his expertise in crafting fine spirits. He was a moonshine maker, sharing his many creations with friends and family. Jon’s talents extended beyond the brewing world; he was also known as a skilled bartender at the D&D Bar and Grill, where he worked from October 2016 until the date of his death. He was honored as co-Best Bartender in 2021 in Bend, Oregon.

Jon was a true Renaissance man, possessing a wide range of skills and interests. He was a jack of all trades and a serious collector of all things, always eager to learn and explore new hobbies. Jon was a dedicated member of the Pacific Northwest Gambler 500 group, and the D.B.A.G.S. where he found joy in participating in rallies around Oregon. His 'Wustang' Mustang wasn't just a vehicle but a symbol of his commitment to both adventure and environmental stewardship. Jon's enthusiasm for rallying wasn't just about the thrill of the ride; it was also about making a difference. He loved nothing more than traversing Oregon's landscapes, not only enjoying the journey but also picking up litter along the way. His tireless efforts to keep the environment clean showcased his deep love for nature and his desire to leave the world a better place for future generations.

Jon was not only a dedicated husband and father but also an active member of his community. He coached his children in various activities and spent significant time with the Amity Creek School community. Recently, he made history by becoming the first male member of the High Desert Middle School PTA, demonstrating his commitment to supporting education and youth development.

Jon is survived by his beloved wife of over 20 years, Rebecca Dude, their children Bacchus Ivan Dude (age 12) and Virginia Iris Dude (age 8), his mother Susan Snook, his father-in-law and mother-in-law Glen and Patti Samuel, father-in-law Phil Spor and partner Sally Fairchild, family members Jennifer and Demitrius Sturdivant and family, Eric and Julie Spor and family, Krisi and Troy Troost and family, Courtney Stone and numerous friends.

He is preceded in death by his grandfather Ivan Snook.

Memorial service:

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations can be made to the family via Venmo to Rebecca Dude @RebeccaDude.

In remembrance of Jon, let's honor his spirit with a final "thumbs up!"

Photo courtesy the Dude family Courtesy Oregon Dept. of Justice



Campaña ‘You Belong’ aborda el aumento de los crímenes de odio

El 22 de abril, el Departamento de Justicia de Oregón (DOJ por sus siglas en inglés), lanzó la campaña

“You Belong” (“Tú Perteneces”) para aumentar la concientización de Oregon’s Bias Response Hotline (línea de asistencia de Oregón a la respuesta a prejuicios de Oregón) que provee apoyo y opciones a personas víctimas de crímenes de odio o casos de prejuicio. La campaña, que continuará por tres meses, presentará anuncios de servicio al público, anuncios por radio y por las redes sociales en varios idiomas.

“En este momento, el propósito de esta campaña, es que en este momento tenemos un aumento de prejuicios y odio en el estado, en la nación y francamente a nivel mundial,” dijo Fay Stetz-Waters, directora de derechos civiles y justicia social de DOJ. Como directora, Stetz-Waters asesora al fiscal general en asuntos relacionados con los derechos civiles.

La línea de atención permite a las personas que han pasado por un delito de odio o casos de prejuicio compartir y denunciar el prejuicio por la que paso o presenció una persona. Puede ofrecer apoyo, recursos y brindar servicios informativos sobre el trauma. Con intérpretes en más de 240 idiomas, la línea de atención tiene la finalidad de eliminar las barreras para que sea accesible a toda persona que lo necesite.

Un caso de prejuicio es una expresión hostil no criminal motivada por la clase protegida o percibida de otra persona. Un crimen de odio abarca un delito motivado por prejuicio. Según DOJ, en 2023 hubo un total de 3,623 reportes y un promedio de 300 por mes en todo el estado. La línea de asistencia registró un aumento del 25% en las denuncias de 2022 a 2023.

“Comprendiendo que tenemos una población diversa en el estado, que esta creciendo, creemos que es nuestro trabajo crear conciencia de la Línea de Asistencia a la Respuesta de Prejuicio para que la gente sepa que existe y el tipo de servicios que presta a la comunidad,” dijo Stetz-Waters.

La línea de asistencia que no es para emergencias, abrió por primera vez en 2020 después de la aprobación del projecto de ley 577 del senado en 2019, apoyado por la Fiscal General Ellen Rosenblum, que definió casos y delitos de prejuicio, estableció recursos para delitos de odio e incidentes de prejuicio y creó la línea de asistencia.

Además de apoyar a las víctimas, la línea de asistencia también ayuda a rastrear delitos de odio y casos de prejuicio. DOJ utiliza los datos para mejorar los resultados de las víctimas y aumentar el apoyo. En la sesión legislativa 2023, DOJ abogó por una mayor protección

tanto para las víctimas de delitos de prejuicio y para las personas que operan la línea directa con HB 3443.

Un recurso importante para Bend

El Director de Equidad e Inclusión del ayuntamiento de Bend, Andrés Portela, considera que la línea de atención del estado es un recurso importante y necesario en la comunidad. Si bien la ciudad consta con unos recursos locales para las víctimas por delito de odio o casos de prejuicio, Portela señala que el mejor recurso es el de DOJ.

“A nivel ciudad, en realidad estamos restringidos al momento de proporcionar recursos o hacer el reporte por cosas que no son llamadas crímenes.”

Según Portela, la ciudad esta creando una coalición entre las jurisdicciones adyacentes, que incluye al Condado de Deschutes, los parques, bibliotecas y otros. “Los hemos invitado a la mesa para de verdad se comience a enfocar en cómo crear un programa compartido, que genere pertenencia y haga que la gente entienda que el odio y la descriminación no deberían tener lugar en el Centro de Oregon, específicamente en la ciudad de Bend,” comentó. La coalición, dijo, también podría ayudar a las personas a reportar más casos de prejuicios a nivel local.

WWW.BENDSOURCE.COM / MAY 9, 2024 / BEND’S INDEPENDENT VOICE 12 Family-friendly activities Raffle prizes Bring your helmet for food vendor discounts! BEND BIKE NIGHT Monday, May 13, 4:30-6:30 p.m. The Grove 921 NW Mt. Washington Drive Alpine Ski T Nordic Ski T Bike Run T Paddle T Sprint For complete event details go to Registration Open Through 5/14/24 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! A benefit for the Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation To volunteer june 8, 2024 redmond, or Get registered and learn more REDMOND WELLNESS & CHIROPRACTIC Presented by NEW





Celebrate Mother’s Day and support local artists at the Mother’s Day Maker’s Market Pop-up at The Grove Market Hall. Browse through multiple vendors to find that special gift for your loved ones. Thu., May 9, 6-8pm at The Grove. 921 NW Mt. Washington Dr., Bend. Free.




Over the past decade, music artist Jeff Crosby has been sharing his unique perspective of Americana through the U.S. and Europe. His songs have been featured on the FX Series “Sons of Anarchy” which led to the band continually performing over 200 shows across the country. Thu., May 9, 7-10pm at Silver Moon Brewing. 24 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. $15.

FRIDAY 05/10



Spend an evening with photographer Brown Cannon as he shares stories and images from his new book, "NORTH." The book is a large-format photography book inspired by Brown’s love for the North Shore of Oahu and his passion to document those who long for 50-foot surf and the skills it takes to call those waves your own. His photography collection features studio portraits of surfers, lifeguards, photographers and more. Fri. May 10, 6-9pm at Patagonia Bend. 1000 Wall St., Suite 140, Bend. Free.

FRIDAY 05/10 -




Treat yourself to a weekend full of hiking, stargazing and adventure in Prineville and the Crooked River Caldera! Wanderlust Tours hosts various hikes and activities throughout the weekend that feature amazing views, stargazing opportunities and learning about natural and cultural history interpretation. Fri., May 10, 4pm-Sun. May 12, Noon Crooked River Caldera. Prineville. $410



Enjoy tacos, music, chihuahua racing and more at Central Oregon Taco Fest. Celebrate the remarkable cultural influence of Latin countries around the world and tantalize your tastebuds with a variety of taco trucks. Sat., May 11, 10am-10pm at Old Mill District. 450 SW Powerhouse Dr., Suite 422 Bend. $25 for adult admission. MONDAY 05/13



Stroke Awareness Oregon is honored to present a benefit concert and an uplifting evening featuring Randy and Mary Travis and The Soul Benders. Randy and his wife Mary will share their journey and powerful story of loss, hope, faith and resilience to raise funds for Stroke Awareness Oregon. Reserve your seat today to be a part of a night filled with music, inspiration and heartfelt conversation Mon., May 13, 7-9pm. Westside Church. 2051 NW Shevlin Park Rd., Bend. $40-$100.



Jill’s Cookbook Club is hosting a Redmond Planning Happy Hour and cookbook swap: Maydan! Pick out recipes from Rose Previte’s debut cookbook, swap laughs, cooking tips and pick out a recipe to make for dinner at the Happy Hour event. Tues., May 14, 4:306pm Arome. 432 SW 6th St., Redmond. $25.




Ruth Vernotico, the founder of SUS magazine, will discuss the founding of SUS and how it evolved from idea to publication, and highlighting the partnerships that developed and the community members instrumental in the building of the company. Wed., May 15, 5:30-6:30pm at OSU Cascades Ray Hall Atrium. 1500 SW Chandler Ave., Bend. Free.




Grab your friends for an evening of folk music performed by Chatham Rabbits. Partners in music and life, Austin and Sarah McCombie of Chatham Rabbits create their songwriting from building a life together. Joining them on stage is a bluegrass band from Colorado, Stillhouse Junkies, offering a hypnotic and high-energy form of roots music. Thu., May 16, 6-9pm at The Belfry. 302 E Main Ave., Sisters. $27.50.

5/9 – 5/16
Courtesy The Cook Book Club
EVVVNT Zepparella MAY 30 Buffalo Rose w/ Fox and Bones MAY 20 Oregon Ballet Theatre 2 JUNE 1
Courtesy Wanderlust Tours

S SOUND LCD Soundsystem Returns to Oregon for the First Time in 14 Years


off Hayden Homes Amphitheater’s concert season, the New York dance-punks make Bend one of just five stops in the country

An abridged history lesson: Back in the early aughts, a vibrant NYC scene was birthing the likes of The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Interpol. Contrary to the burgeoning class of incendiary rockers that would lead a global revolution (including an epic list of The bands… The White Stripes, The Hives, The Killers, The Black Keys), the production team of James Murphy and Tim Goldsworthy started DFA Records to make dance records. While the rockers’ time was finite — they only had so much stamina to shred and howl their way through less-than60-minute sets — the guys at DFA wanted to stay up all night gyrating in underground clubs. And so did the kids of Brooklyn—and ultimately the four other boroughs and beyond.

James Murphy was the guy who, as a producer, was told to stop meddling with other people’s recordings and just go make his own. He thought: ‘OK I wanna make a CAN record.’ Inspired by the ’70s German experimental rock band, LCD Soundsystem was born.

Since that eponymous release in 2005, the collective led by the enigmatic Murphy and legions of LCD fans have had their ups and downs, from “breaking up” for five years, to reuniting at Coachella in 2016, to a series of incredible New York residencies over the past several years.

with four other shows in May, a full summer lineup, and then 12 more in September. “We’re excited to spread out events into some of Bend’s less-busy months,” Eastes said. And on those busy days, consider riding your bike as the amphitheater “added approximately 300 new bike parking spots” last year in its pursuit “to be the greenest concert venue in the country,”

studio albums since 2005 — but also three live records, the meticulous Murphy has always been obsessed with how his band sounds and feels live, which has garnered it a devout following and the ability to play (and sell out) multiple shows in single cities. No two shows are the same. After the band leaves Central Oregon, they’ll head to Seattle for four consecutive nights.

For us humble fans on the Left Coast, LCD Soundsystem hasn’t been to the Pacific Northwest in years, but that all changes on May 14. A crisp Tuesday evening marks the opening of the Hayden Homes Amphitheater concert season and LCD’s return to Oregon for the first time since 2010! It’s the only Oregon show on what the band are dubbing their “Kinda Tour.”

“We’re one of only five stops in the country!” exclaims Beau Eastes, marketing director at Hayden Homes. “We’re hosting more shows in the shoulder season,” he continues, with this show being “our earliest show.” Hayden Homes will continue the season

he proclaims. This goes hand in hand with the recycling and compost program inside the venue (which diverted 124,934 pounds of waste away from landfills in 2023—a 78% diversion rate) and other sustainability efforts like banning single-use plastic bottles—bring your own refillable one.

Joining Murphy on the stage this week are Pat Mahoney, Al Doyle (also of Hot Chip), Tyler Pope, Korey Richey, Nick Millhiser (Holy Ghost!), Abby Echeverri and Portland native Nancy Whang. While its last record came out seven years ago, the band has a legendary reputation as a live act. Releasing just four

Naturally, rumors are swirling online of new music but nothing has been confirmed. In the interim, its latest offering is the 2022 track—the first new song in five years— “new body rhumba,” which was written for Noah Baumbach’s feature film “White Noise.”

Legendary producer Rick Rubin cited LCD Soundsystem’s “Us V Them” as his favorite song of the 21st century, telling the BBC: “This song represents my time in New York, when I was going to NYU, and I was going out to Danceteria every night with the Beastie Boys and with Run DMC and with LL Cool J, and there was this incredible dance music scene going on that had groups like Liquid Liquid and ESG. While LCD was not yet a band, their music is the sound of New York at that period. And LCD Soundsystem are actually the best version of any of this music! They perfected it.”

If that’s not the most resounding endorsement to get out on a Tuesday evening—and if we’re being completely honest, likely your only chance to see this band in Bend in your lifetime... and theirs — I don’t know what is.

LCD Soundsystem – Kinda Tour 2024

Tues., May 14

Hayden Homes Amphitheater

344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr., Bend

Doors open at 5:30pm; show 7pm

Photo by James Murphy @ Ruvan Wijesooriya James Murphy conducts the elusive LCD Soundsystem to open the HHA concert season.

Building Belonging

In 2023, the U.S. Surgeon General’s office issued its “Our Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation” report, which found that loneliness and social isolation are massively detrimental to health. One of the most shocking statistics: “The mortality impact of being socially disconnected is similar to that caused by smoking up to 15 cigarettes a day,” the study reported.


Loneliness increases the likelihood of a wide swath of major illnesses. That includes a 29% higher risk of heart disease and a 32% increased risk of stroke. Locally, the Source Weekly reported on the lack of belonging among teens in recent years, with the story, “The Kids Are Not All Right,” published in 2022. How much of the mental health crisis is loneliness that has become too much to bear? Is loneliness a piece of the puzzle in mass shootings, like the one that happened at Safeway in Bend?

There’s a lot of loneliness and a lot at stake. There is also good news.

A strong social connection, “increases the odds of survival by 50%.” That statistic comes from a review of 148 studies by the Surgeon General. More good news is that many people and organizations in Central Oregon are working to support stronger community and belonging. This leads to an important question: What is belonging?

Defining and measuring belonging

The Central Oregon Health Council initiated the creation of the Community Belonging Measurement Project because, “belonging was identified in their regional health plan in 2020 to 2024 as an area of need,” said Camilla Dohlman, project

Photos courtesy COA Caring Connections Program participants from throughout Central Oregon attend a Caring Connections event at Grace and Hammer Pizzeria in Redmond. In the foreground you can see a volunteer Sue G. and her match, Peggy B. who attended with her husband and son. Local organizations join the fight against a major health concern: loneliness
Two clients (Louise V. and Lillian R.) who hadn't seen each other in years and were reunited at the April Caring Connections event.

manager for the CBMP. Oregon Health and Science University and OSU-Cascades partnered to contract with COHC to investigate the topic of belonging in 2022, with data collection in 2023. A part of OHSU, the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute, took the lead in doing the research “to develop and adopt a strategy for measuring belonging.”

“We met with 21 community partners who represented a broad array of Central Oregon,” said Dohlman. This included organizations in faith leadership, schools, local government, health care and minoritized groups including LGBTQ+, veteran and BIPOC groups. These partnerships assisted researchers in surveying 1,019 respondents from Deschutes, Crook, Jefferson and northern Klamath counties as well as the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.

From this data, researchers created a definition: “belonging is the feeling of value and respect that comes through sharing experiences or characteristics with others.” Some of the essential elements of belonging include reciprocity, equality, influence in decision-making in the community, feeling like the energy in community comes back to the individual and safety—both physical and emotional.

The data on belonging showed Central Oregon achieved a score of 3.57 out of 5, where a 1 is a low score of belonging and a 5 is a high score of belonging. The top three situations and activities where people felt strongest about belonging included family, hobbies and shared lived experiences.

Workplaces and relationships with co-workers also ranked highly as a space where people felt a strong sense of belonging. However, transitions from the workplace to remote working are likely to impact this sense of belonging.

“We also heard that parenting in particular can be a socially isolating experience, particularly the introduction into parenthood,” said Dohlman. This is in part because parents’ social networks change during this transition. Comments from study participants raised concerns that there are few free and low-cost, kid-friendly activities available to parents and their children.

During the investigation, researchers also confirmed what the Surgeon General’s report shared.

“One thing that came through really clearly in the data is that belonging is really a driver of health,” stated Dohlman. With continued funding thanks to a St. Charles Health System grant to address loneliness, the CBMP will do another community survey in 2024, with more discoveries and recommendations on the way.

Simplicity in connection

One of the organizations on the ground floor of battling loneliness is the Council on Aging of Central Oregon. While already aware of loneliness as an issue in the aging population, the Covid-19 pandemic compounded the issue.

“During the height of the pandemic… our case management team was really noticing an increase in isolation and feelings of loneliness,” said Jamie LaCore, program manager for the Council on Aging’s Caring Connections program.

Caring Connections started in 2020 as a phone-calling program to provide social support and a wellness check on aging adults for families. It expanded to in-person events post-pandemic.

“This is a program that matches volunteers with older adults and adults with disabilities who are looking for social companionship,” said LaCore. “We’ve had a lot of really positive experiences on both the participants’ end, but also the volunteers.”

During the initial assessment, 75% of program participants felt isolated, 76% felt left out, and 89% reported feeling they lacked adequate companionship. After six months in the program, those statistics dropped dramatically. The second assessment showed only 47% of program participants felt isolated, 31% felt left out, and 49% reported feeling they lacked adequate companionship. Overall, 88% of participants felt satisfied with the program.

Connection in retirement

One of the Caring Connections participants with positive experiences is Kristina Johnson, who began participating in November 2021. She enjoys the conversations and the occasional meetups she has with her volunteer. They share family stories and pictures from trips. The program is a welcome addition to her life as a retiree and former registered nurse of 40 years. She commented that after retiring, “You lose your work group. All of a sudden, you are just kind of alone.”

Additionally, Johnson said, “You don’t have to do anything anymore. You kinda have to regroup. What do you want to contribute? What do you want your life to be?”

Along with the support in Caring Connections, Johnson has found a deep value in volunteering to cultivate a sense of belonging and fight loneliness. “You just give and give as much as you want and can. The payback is five-fold, and there’s just so many kinds of volunteering.”

With the support of a $10,000 St. Charles grant and a $200,000 Community Care Corps Grant from the Association of Community Living — part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services — Caring Connections will continue to support people like Johnson and do more in-person events to foster more connections.

Funding the fight against loneliness

As mentioned several times already, St. Charles Health System offers grants specifically to fight loneliness. In 2020, the health system performed a health needs assessment of the community. Mental health concerns ranked highly. When researchers interviewed community

National Trends for Social Connection

members about mental health concerns, they discovered that the mental health concerns often came from feeling lonely and a lack of belonging.

The issue was obviously heightened during the Covid-19 pandemic. But Carlos Salcedo, community benefit manager at St. Charles said, “I think Covid just amplified and magnified what was already happening.” Because of this, the organization made their priority grant a grant to fight loneliness and isolation.

Some of the other organizations to which St. Charles awarded loneliness grants include La Pine Middle School, the National Alliance of Mental Illness of Central Oregon, Oregon Adaptive Sports, Parousia/SriPonya—a program for youth activities in Warm Springs, the Redmond Senior Center, Shepherd’s House Ministries and the Trust for Public Land.

Later this year, St. Charles will gather the grantees to discuss the experiences they’re having and what’s working in fostering belonging. Initial metrics will track unique individual attendance, number of events and repeat attendance, but Salcedo sees this as a beginning. The gatherings will be a way to develop clear recommendations and answer the question of, “How are we going to move together as a community?”

The funding originates from St. Charles operating budget, and loneliness has been set as a priority grant for the next three years. Salcedo says it’s St. Charles’ way of giving back.

Building belonging together

Based on the initial research from local groups working in the field, it

became obvious that more could be done to address this important and often-overlooked health issue.

The Central Oregon Health Council’s CBMP research offers several largescale recommendations to enhance belonging, including:

• More accessible recreational activities for youth

• More kid and kid-friendly transportation networks

• Funding for organizations that can support new parents

• Working with businesses to create more child-friendly restaurants and other spaces

At the individual level, people can do simple things. LaCore from Caring Connections at the Council on Aging encourages people to create moments of connection in everyday life. “If you’re standing in line at the pharmacy, it’s a great opportunity to ask someone how their day is.”

Johnson, the retired nurse, suggests the importance of listening. “People have insights, and they can really teach you a lot if you just listen.”

And Dohlman of the CBMP notes from their research the importance of “saying ‘hi’ to people on the street” and inviting others to do shared activities.

“We’re all lonely,” said LaCore. “I feel like there is a stigma to identifying as lonely, and I feel like the more we talk about isolation, the easier it is to solve the problem through simple connections.”

- Jim Tolles teaches how to build and lead communities intentionally. Find him at or jim@

From 2003 to 2020, time spent alone increased, while time spent on in-person social engagement decreased.
Source: Adapted from Viji Diane Kannan, Peter J. Veazie, US Trends in Social Isolation, Social Engagement, and Companionship: Nationally and by Age, Sex, Race/ethnicity, Family Income, and Work Hours, 2003–2020, SSM Population Health Volume 21, 2023. The joinpoints are visual approximations. 65 50 45 40 55 60 35 30 25 20 15 2003 2020 60 20 Non-Household Family Social Engagement a decrease of 6.5 hours per month Social Engagement with Others a decrease of 10 hours per month Social Engagement with Friends a decrease of 20 hours per month 335 320 305 290 275 260 245 230 215 200 185 170 2020 2003 335 320 305 290 275 260 245 230 215 200 185 170 2020 2003 335 320 305 290 275 260 245 230 215 200 185 170 2020 2003 262 252 Household Family Social Engagement a decrease of 5 hours per month Social Isolation an increase of 24 hours per month ANNUAL DAILY AVERAGE IN MINUTES YEAR 65 50 45 40 55 60 35 30 25 20 15 2003 2020 65 50 45 40 55 60 35 30 25 20 15 2003 2020 54 34 35 22 202 174 Joinpoints Years at which statistically significant changes to the slope of the trendlines occur 333 285 Companionship a decrease of 14 hours per month Companionship refers to shared leisure for the sake of enjoyment and intrinsic satisfaction 2003: Annual Daily Average in Minutes, 285 2020: Annual Daily Average of Minutes, 333 Around 2018-2019 Joinpoints occur. 2003: Annual Daily Average in Minutes, 262 2020: Annual Daily Average in Minutes, 252 2003: Annual Daily Average in Minutes, 202 2020: Annual Daily Average in Minutes, 174 Steeper decline point begins slightly past halfway between the years. 2003: Annual Daily Average in Minutes, 60 2020: Annual Daily Average in Minutes, 20 about 52 minutes. Then the line increases to around 2013 at about 55 minutes. The trend sharply decreases and around 2019 is about 36 minutes before the final plot in 2020 at 20 minutes. 2003: Annual Daily Average in Minutes, 35 2020: Annual Daily Average in Minutes, 22 Trend line slightly increases to about 36 minutes around 2009. Then the trend decreases to about 28 minutes around 2019 before sharp decrease to 22 minutes in 2020. 2003: Annual Daily Average in Minutes, 54 2020: Annual Daily Average in Minutes, 34 Trend increases to about 58 minutes around 2005, then decreases to about 46 minutes around 2007. There is a slight decrease to about 45 minutes around 2019 before the final plot at 34 minutes in 2020. Courtesy HHS


8 Wednesday

Bevel Craft Brewing Live Music: Ghost of Brian Craig Free live music on the patio every Wednesday from 6-8pm! This week we’re thrilled to have Brian Craig! He performs acoustic rock originals and covers at warm and small venues all over Oregon, providing a special and memorable evening for all music lovers. 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.

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

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

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.

The Domino Room The High Hawks The High Hawks perform Wed., May 8 at The Domino Room in Bend! Doors 6pm, show 7pm. This is an all ages show. 7pm. $20.

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

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

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

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

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

Volcanic Theatre Pub The Critical Blues Band live at Volcanic The Critical Blues Band pays tribute to the giants of blues from Muddy Waters and Junior Wells to Howling Wolf, B.B. King and The Fabulous Thunderbirds, with their high-energy, low-down brand of blues. 7-9pm. Free.

9 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.

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 QuizHead.Games. Trivia is every Thursday night! Located at the north end of Redmond. Full bar and great food! 6-8pm.Free.

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.

Silver Moon Brewing Jeff Crosby

Born and raised in Idaho, Jeff Crosby has been sharing his unique perspective of Americana throughout the US and Europe over the past decade.7-10pm. $15.

Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards and Events Emily Stanton & High Street Combo

Come enjoy this non-stop dance party featuring all the dance hits from Kool and the Gang,Whitney Houston, Donna Summer, Michael Jackson, Earth Wind and Fire and more! This band packs the dance floor and will leave you “Staying Alive!” Come and be ready to dance the night away! Chairs and tables provided. 5-8pm. $35.

Northside Bar & Grill Inversion Local duo performing alternative rock. 7-9pm. Free.

River’s Place Appaloosa High Desert Americana music from Appaloosa. 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 at Stihl Whimsically macabre singer/songwriter capturing the imagination with contorted features, lilting melodies and cheeky lyrics. 7-9pm. Free.

The Bend Wine Bar & Winery Tasting Room Trivia Night Trivia Night every 2nd and last Thursday. Grab your friends and test your knowledge! Enjoy great wines, snacks, raffle and prizes! Second Thursday of every month, 6-8pm. Free.


The Capitol Catacombs- Bend’s Premier Goth Night Enter the Catacombs brought to you by DJ Tarantism for a night of dancing and entertainment that includes live music, DJs, drag performers and vendors. Catacombs is Bend’s premier goth night is an all inclusive safe space for the alternative. Booking local and out of town performers allowing a variety of talent to be showcased for your viewing pleasure. Every second Thursday of the month. 8pm - 1:30am. $10.

The Lot Live Music with Caveman Dave Caveman Dave has performed his family-friendly folk, Americana, one -man band shows since 2014. 6-8pm. Free.

10 Friday

Bend Brewing Company Free Live Music: Desert Wheelhouse at Bend Brewing Company Central Oregon cover band playing classic rock, country, and pop. Join Desert Wheelhouse at Bend Brewing Company on the river for a great evening of dinner, drinks, and free live music! They have a beautiful new patio and beer garden. See you there! 6-8pm. Free.

Bend Cider Co. Greg Bryce Come on out to Bend Cider and listen to the slide guitar and vocal stylings of Greg Bryce (Black Flowers Black Sun.) Enjoy the beautiful spring weather, ciders, beers, and light appetizers. Outside 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.

The Domino Room Club Saltburn Time to pretend like it’s a 2007 midsummer night’s dream .18+. Sounds by DancingFaraz and thedanceparties. 8pm-1am. $15 in advance | $20 Day of Show | $25 at the door.

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.

and lives what he sings.

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

Silver Moon Brewing JuJu Eyeball @ Silver Moon JuJu Eyeball, Central Oregon’s premier Beatles band, is back for more Fab music. 7-10pm. $10.

The Ale Apothecary Tasting Room Singer/Songwriter Live Music Two solo acts from out of town, Awkward Since ‘82 is acoustic pop/ punk/indie/emo and Carrier Pidgeon is described as poppostpunkcore. So there you go. Start your friday with original music and beer at The Ale Apothecary! 6-8:30pm. Free.

Volcanic Theatre Pub Terrapin Flyer For the past 25 years Terrapin Flyer has been touring with the finest in the Grateful Dead community of musicians and has become a fixture of the national music scene, playing regularly at venues around the country and appearing at music festivals. 8-11:59pm. $20.



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

Barrel Room @ Immersion Brewing Lost In Wonderland Fall down the Rabbit Hole and get Lost In Wonderland with Immersion Brewing! Live music, DJs, a mechanical bull, flash tattoos, axe throwing, and fire spinning all in one Alice in Wonderland- themed place! This is a 21+ event. 7:30pm. $5-10.

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.

Desert Rose Cactus Lounge Concert at the Cactus Lounge Join Invisible Threads for an intimate evening of music, art, and community at Desert Rose Cactus Lounge! Music by Mustang County Boxing Jamboree and Atillion. Featured artist: Respin Records.6pm. $10-$25.

LIVE MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE > Tickets Available on Submitting an event is free and easy. Add your event to our calendar at
Jason Dea West is an American troubadour who sings what lives West’s lyrics are brilliantly blended with vintage country, folk and blues and timely sensibilities. Sat., May 18, 7-10pm at Silver Moon Brewing. Courtesy Jason West Instagram
Open Seven Days A Week Now Serving Lunch Daily Sun – Wed: 11 AM – 9 PM Thur – Sat: 11 AM – 11 PM The Lair 1043 NW Bond St, Bend 541-797-2178 The Vault 245 SW 6th St, Redmond 541-504-9373 Join us for Whiskey Nights Every Thursday 4-5:30PM Bend & Redmond Locations

Northside Bar & Grill Heller Highwater Band Heller Highwater Band rocking the Northside with rock, blues, country and R&B. Let the dancing begin. Hope to see you all there. Full bar and full food menu. 8-11pm. Free.

On Tap Live Music with Anderson Koenig of Billy and the Box Kid at On Tap Come out and enjoy some great food, drinks, and free live music. 6-8pm. Free.

Open Space Event Studios Bend Moonlight Market Looking for a rad night out in Bend? Join the Bend Moonlight Market for a magical evening filled with yummy food, groovy music, and unique vendors. Don’t forget to snag that oh-so-perfect gift for Mom while you’re at it! 3-11pm. Free.

Old Mill District Central Oregon Taco Fest Experience the Central Oregon Taco Fest, where the whole family can join in the fun.Celebrate the remarkable cultural influence of Latin countries on the world. 10am-10pm. $0-$25.

River’s Place The Bunkhouse Two The Bunkhouse Two will be playing at the annual pre-Mother’s Day Event at River’s Place. Pre-war country, homespun ballads, rags, and more. Tons of local vendors, rosè wine tasting and live music. It will be a beautiful day to celebrate your Mother! 2-4pm. Free.

River’s Place Saturday Jazz Sessions D/L Quintet ~ jazz-adjacent, and at times evokes elements along the lines of Kneebody, Snarky Puppy, Ben Allison, and The Bloomdaddies. 6pm. Free.

River’s Place The Rhythm Collective at River’s Place The boys are back with their high energy Latin, African, and Afro Cuban Jazz. it’s a six-piece band with three drummers! 6-8pm. Free.

The Moontower Singles Mixer An evening of mingling, laughter and connection! Whether you’re looking for love or just want to meet new people, this 21+ event is perfect for you. Expect fun icebreakers and great conversations in a casual atmosphere. Hosted by local comedians Christine Keefer & Paul Brien! 5-6pm. Free.

Volcanic Theatre Pub Mad Caddies The Mad Caddies are a ska-punk band from Solvang, California. The band formed in 1995 and has released seven full-length albums, one live album, and two EPs. To date, Mad Caddies have sold over 500,000 albums worldwide. The Mad Caddies sound has influences from broad ranging genres. 8-11:59pm. $20.

12 Sunday

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

Cascade Lakes at 7th Street Live Music with Ghost of Brian Craig Grab a beer and join for live music with the Ghost of Brian Craig on the pavilion at the Pub at 7th Street. Music starts at 5:30pm, free and family-friendly. 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. 6-8pm. Free.

Midtown Ballroom Entitled Housewife Becky Robinson “The She Gone Tour” Midtown Events brings you “Entitled Housewife” Becky Robinson: The She Gone Tour Sunday, May 12 (Mother’s Day) at Midtown Ballroom in Bend! Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7pm. This is an all ages show. 7pm. $47.50 plus fees..

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

River’s Place Honey Don’t Americana country soul music performed by Honey Don’t at River's Place. Come enjoy live music on Sunday Night. 5-7pm. free.

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

Volcanic Theatre Pub Frenship With chart-topping hits and innovative soundscapes, Frenship will guide you through a sonic landscape that transcends boundaries and connects hearts. From dance floor anthems to introspective ballads, the group’s music will take you on an emotional rollercoaster with infectious sound and heartfelt lyrics. 8pm. $20.

13 Monday

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-8:pm. 3 song maximum/or 15-minute spots. Singles/Duos/ Trios (no bands) (Cajon OK). Food and beverage carts on-site. Originals or covers. Minors welcome. 6-8pm. Free.

DIY Cave Intro to MIG Welding (ages 13+)

This hands-on class is perfect for beginners or anyone needing a refresher class in cutting and welding. You’ll cut steel with a plasma cutter and weld those pieces back together. You’ll get to try your hand at MIG welding. No welding experience needed! 6-8pm. $139.

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

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

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.

14 Tuesday

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 LCD Soundsystem - Kinda Tour 2024 American rock band LCD Soundsystem comes to the Hayden Homes Amphitheater. The band’s distinct sound of electronic fusion is sure to please. 7pm. $89.

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.

The Lot Think Wild Trivia at The Lot Join Think Wild for a monthly Trivia Nights at The Lot on 745 NW Columbia Street! Test your knowledge of Central Oregon’s wildlife, outdoors, and conservation to win great prizes! Excellent raffle prizes, tickets can be purchased with cash or via Venmo. Second Tuesday of every month, 6-8pm.

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.


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

The Belfry Chatham Rabbits and Stillhouse Junkies Partners in music and life, Chatham Rabbits’ Austin and Sarah McCombie blend personal histories for deft songwriting that comes from building a life together. Joining them on stage, Colorado bluegrass band, Stillhouse Junkies offer a hypnotic and high-energy form of roots music.6-9pm. $27.50.


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. Bend Dance Project Adult Community Drop-in Class Join nonprofit Bend Dance Project for an adult intermediate level drop-in dance class. Styles include classic jazz, street jazz, modern and lyrical. Teachers and styles rotate monthly. Supportive and welcoming atmosphere! Suggested donation $10. Fridays, 12:15-1:45pm. Acadamie De Ballet Classique, 1900 NE 3rd St #104, Bend. Contact: 541-7281063. $10.

Central Oregon School of Ballet’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream William Shakespeare’s delightful comedy will be presented by the Central Oregon School of Ballet’s talented dancers on May 11 and 12 at Mountain View High Auditorium! Come enjoy this romantic comedy, danced to the music of Felix Mendelssohn, with energized new choreography by Artistic Director Joshua D. Deininger. May 11, 6-8pm and May 12, 2-4pm. Mountain View High School Auditorium, 2755 NE 27th St., Bend. Contact: 541-389-9306. centraloregonschoolofballet@ $15 - $25.

Ladies Networking and Line Dancing Night Schedule: 5:45-6 Checkin 6-6:10 Mingle, grab a drink 6:10-6:40 Thirty second elevator pitches from anyone who wants to share their business 6:40-7:15 Line dance lesson and prompted networking on the dance floor 7:157:30 Self-led networking 7:30 We will perform the line dance we learned. May 14, 6-7:30pm. Cross-Eyed Cricket, 20565 NE Brinson Blvd., Bend. Contact: $5.

Partners in music and life, Austin and Sarah McCombie of Chatham Rabbits create their songwriting from building a life together. Joining them on stage is bluegrass band from Colorado, Stillhouse Junkies. They offer a hypnotic and high-energy form of roots music. Thu., May 16, 6-9pm at The Belfry. Courtesy Chatham Rabbits Facebook
WWW.BENDSOURCE.COM / MAY 9, 2024 / BEND’S INDEPENDENT VOICE 24 5 41 -3 83 -3 72 2 6 1 7 8 0 S E 2 7 th, B e n d OR SPRING IS HERE STOP IN TODAY! SPRING IS HERE STOP IN TODAY! 2 0 2 4 PARTNERS IN EDUCATION SCAN FOR MORE INFO BENEFITING THE BEND LA PINE EDUCATION FOUNDATION TO RESERVE TICKETS, PLEASE VISIT EFTRIVIANIGHT.GIVESMART.COM WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 | 6:00PM  9:00PM | SILVER MOON BREWING stumble fumble rumble bumble Get ready to: OREGON’S LARGEST GOLF & CULINARY EVENT JUNE 14-15, 2024 PARTY OF THE YEAR! Golf ► Food ► Brews ► Wine ► Music WEEKEND LINEUP: June 14 - 4 Person Scramble at Pronghorn Club - AM/PM Shotguns June 15 - Dinner on the Range. 15+ Chefs. Live Band. Dancing. The Party of the summer. Lodging Packages Available at Juniper Preserve FOURSOMES START AT $2,000 PER TEAM | DINNER TICKETS - $125 PER PERSON PRESENTING SPONSORS TITLE SPONSOR JUNIPER PRESERVE BEND, OREGON @ PRESS PRINTING at PRECIOUS BYRD IS BACK FOR 2024! Small: $15 for 10-12” Slice: $4 Large: $24 for 14-18” SOURCE WEEKLY We Central Oregonians have well developed palates and are always eager to discover a new culinary destination, or rediscover an old favorite. Here is your invitation to put your best pie forward and establish yourself as the Don of the Dough, the Sauce Boss, the Premier of Pizza. No matter your preferred style: New York, Chicago, Neopolitan or anything in between, we want to share your talent and passion for pies with the community. Let’s see what you got! May 29 - June 4 Introducing the first annual Source Weekly Pizza Week! Photo and description due by May 17 For more information and to reserve your space, contact / 541-383-0800

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: 541-6048878. Free.

May Country Dance Night at Worthy Combo Lesson) The lively instructors will guide you through the fundamental steps of one beginner country line dance (The Wolf) and the basics of partner country swing dancing. Grab a partner, your group of friends, or come solo and we will try to pair you up. Tickets include $1 off first drink. May 11, 7:30pm. Worthy Brewing, 495 NE Bellevue Dr., Bend. Contact: swingnline@ $6.

A Midsummer Nights Dream The Ballet adaption of Shakespeare’s famous comedy, set to music by Felix Mendelssohn with new choreography. Follow the adventures of four young lovers, a group of actors, and forest fairies. The plot unfolds as their paths cross, leading to misunderstanding, transformations, and reconciliation. An enchanting experience for all ages. May 11, 6-8pm and May 12, 2-4pm. Mountain View High School Auditorium, 2755 NE 27th St., Bend. Contact: 541-389-9306. $15-$25.

Nia Fusion of dance, martial arts and healing arts focusing on reconnecting to body sensations and the body’s natural way of movement through form, freedom and play. You will dance though deep intention and joyful expressions to connect to your true nature. 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, 5:306:30pm. Through Oct. 1. Riverbend Park, 799 SW Columbia St., Bend. Contact: oulabendoregon@ Free.

Temple Tribal Fusion Dance Yoga, fitness, dance drills, choreography to expand your movement language and build strength, grace, agility, confidence. full of belly dance, Indian Classical accents, funky fantastic workout, beautiful community and much more! Wednesdays, 5-6:15pm. Includes Tribal Belly Dance, traditional sacred dances, yoga, fitness, dance drills, choreography to expand your movement language and build strength, grace, agility, confidence in a heart-centered, world-class learning environment. Join for fun, a great workout, or perform in the dance company. Mixed level classes give something for everyone, from newbies to advanced dancers. All levels warmly welcomed! Learn more at http://www.templetribalfusion. com/dance-bend Mondays, 5-6:15pm. Bend, RSVP for address, Bend. $20.


Mystic Vibrosis - A Guide to Living

Indubiously Enjoy a documentary about the band Indubious! Two brothers, Evan and Spencer Burton, were born with a disease called Cystic Fibrosis (CF). They persevered to not only survive their illness, but find their purpose as a powerful force for change through their band, Indubious. Food and drinks available for purchase! May 10, 6-7pm. High Desert Music Hall, 818 SW Forest Ave, Redmond. Contact: 541-312-1062. Free.


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

Candle Making Workshop Join for an illuminating class where you’ll receive step by step instructions on how to make your own 100% soy candle, create a unique scent blend, explore the fascinating world of aromas, and learn how scents influence emotions and memories. Great for couples, friends and solo makers! Sun, April 14, 5-7pm and Wed, May 8, 6-8pm. Bevel Craft Brewing, 911 SE Armour St., Bend. Contact: $55.

Jewelry - Bezel Setting Workshop - Make a Pendant or Ring Learn how to create and bezel set a gemstone in sterling silver from beginning to end! Create a bezel setting for a cabochon gemstone, learn how to solder the bezel, create a back plate, solder the bezel to the back plate, file and set the gemstone. May 7, 6-8:30pm and May 8, 6-8:30pm. DIY Cave, 444 SE Ninth St. Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-3882283. $309.

Mother’s Day Card Making Iris folding is thought to have originated in Holland in the 1900s. Strips of folded paper are taped into place over a pattern, resembling the iris diaphragm of a camera. Create a design from colorful papers and cardstock suitable for use as a card or piece of art. May 9, 6-7:30pm. Becky Johnson Center, 412 SW 8th St., Redmond. Contact: 541-3121063. Free.

Paint and Sip at Austin Mercantile Looking for a laid-back night out? Come join me, your friendly local artist, for some painting and sipping fun! No pressure, just good vibes and a relaxed atmosphere. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or a total beginner, everyone’s welcome! This event is two hours, and I’ll provide the 11”x14” canvas, May 11, 2-4pm. Austin Mercantile, 19570 Amber Meadow Dr Suite 190, Bend. $52.

Pop Up Mother’s Day Maker’s Market Come find that special gift for your loved one for Mother’s Day. Multiple vendors will be present. May 9, 6-8pm. The Grove, 921 NW Mt. Washington Drive, Bend. Contact: Free.

Second Saturday at the Gallery Enjoy free food and libations at the Artists Gallery Sunriver Village the 2nd Saturday of each month. Work of 30 local artists is on display and here’s your chance to meet some of those artists. Second Saturday of every month, 4-6pm. The Village at Sunriver, 57100 Beaver Dr., Sunriver. Contact: 541-593-8704. Free.

Summer Scents: Perfume Making for Beginners at Juniper Preserve Hikisheme’s Kristine Ambrose will bring her beginning fragrance-making workshop to Juniper Preserve! Join for a guided blending session using aromatic materials associated with floral and herbal growth. Learn the art of smelling and blending as the class explores aromas of spring and summer. Then, learn to blend scents. May 10, 6-8pm. Juniper Preserve, 65600 Pronghorn Club Dr., Bend. Contact: 866-320-5024. $70.

Wild and Textured Floral Bouquets for Mother’s Day This Mother’s Day, join Lily Miller, a floral designer with over 10 years of experience, for a special Mother’s Day workshop. Craft stunning, garden-inspired bouquets with captivating movement and wild, textural flair. Lily will guide you in using seasonal blooms to create show-stopping bouquets. May 11, 2-4pm. Juniper Preserve, 65600 Pronghorn Club Dr., Bend. Contact: 866320-5024. $150.


An Evening with Photographer Brown Cannon Spend an evening with photographer Brown Cannon as he shares stories and images from his new book, "NORTH,"is a large format photography book about the North Shore of O‘ahu and documents those who long for 50-foot surf and the skills it takes to ride them. May 10, 6-9pm. Patagonia Bend, 1000 Wall St. Suite 140, Bend. Contact: 541-382-6694. 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.

From Community Secrets to Public Apology: Lessons from The High Road with Linda Tamura Linda Tamura will share history surrounding Nisei Veterans WWII Memorial Highway. Tamura, the daughter of a World War II veteran, addresses her personal path to learning about this community secret, Oregon’s fractured history and lessons for moving forward. Raised in Hood River, Tamura is a Sansei, or third-generation, Japanese American. May 14, 6:30-8pm. Wille Hall, Coats Campus Center, COCC Bend Campus, Bend, Bend. Contact: 541-383-7257. cgilbride@ $10 in-person, $5 link to recording. Open Studio In this Open Studio you will learn about the three residents’ practices and what they have accomplished while they were at Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts and Agriculture (PMRCAA). Presenters for this Open Studio include scientist Minal Mistry, quilter Guiseppe Ribaudo, and multidisciplinary artist Esperanza Cortes. May 9, 4-6pm. Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts & Agriculture, 68467 Three Creek Rd., Sisters. Contact: 541-904-0700. Inquiries@ Free.


Reader’s Theatre: Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” Part 2 Have you ever wanted to dip a toe in the theatre world? Join this reading of “Our Town”, a three-act play set in the 1930s town of Grover’s Corners. The group will take on characters from the play and read the script together. Beginners welcome in this low-stress theatre environment. May 8, 6-8pm. East Bend Public Library, 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend. Contact: 541312-1029. Free. Readers Theater Is there a play that you’ve always wanted to read but you don’t have enough friends (or voices in your head) for all the characters? Join us one Saturday morning a month as we explore new, original and classical plays, drink coffee and get to know others in the local theatre community. Second Saturday of every month, 10am-Noon. Cascade Theatrical Company, 148 NW Greenwood, Bend. Contact: 541-389-0803. Free.


Jeff Crosby has been sharing his unique perspective of Americana through the U.S. and Europe. His songs have been featured on FX Series Sons of Anarchy which led to the band continually performing over 200 shows across the country. Thu., May 9, 7-10pm at Silver Moon Brewing.
Courtesy Jeff Crosby Facebook
11 AT



“No Perfect Mothers” by Karen Spears Zacharias Central Oregon resident and author of “Mother of Rain and The Murder Gene,” Karen Spears Zacharias will join to discuss her new book,” No Perfect Mothers,” released March 5. May 9, 6:30-7:30pm. Roundabout Books, 900 NW Mount Washington Dr., #110, Bend. Contact: 541306-6564. $5

Book Signing with Sandy Grubb Meet Oregon author Sandy Grubb and learn about her debut middle grade novel, “Just Like Click,” set at Black Butte Ranch. Books available for purchase and signing! May 11, 2-3pm. Roundabout Books, 900 NW Mount Washington Dr., #110, Bend. Contact: 541-306-6564.

Classics Book Club Discuss “Snow Country” by Yasunari Kawabata, and “The Little Prince” by Antione de Saint-Exupery. May 8, 6-7pm. Roundabout Books, 900 NW Mount Washington Dr., #110, Bend. Contact: 541-306-6564. julie@ Free.

Nonfiction Book Club Join the Nonfiction book club and discuss “Brave the Wild River: The Untold Story of Two Women Who Mapped the Botany of the Grand Canyon” by Melissa Sevigney. May 10, 9-10am. Roundabout Books, 900 NW Mount Washington Dr., #110, Bend. Contact: 541306-6564. Free.

Organizing Your Genealogy Records Digitally and Saving Them to the Cloud

Learn: 1) A way of organizing your many genealogy documents and photos digitally on your computer and saving it into the cloud. 2) How to Name your files. 3) How to keep everything in one place and accessible to share with cousins and other family members. 4) And more May 14, 10:4511:30am. Williamson Hall at Rock Arbor Villa, 2200 NE Hwy 20, Bend. Contact: 541-317-9553. $5, for non-members.


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.


- Session 1 Learn how to jump on a mountain bike! Start by practicing fundamental skills that lead to jumping, (body position, wheel lifts...) then take it to small jumps to dial your air-time. Slow, basic progression. Participants will move through progression depending on their readiness. For strong intermediate riders, Men/Women, 18+ Mondays, 5-7pm. Through May 20. Seventh Mountain Resort, 18575 SW Century Dr., Bend. Contact: 541-728-7878. $235 for 3-week series.

Mountain Biking 101 with Grit Clinics Are you just getting into mountain biking? This 3-week series is perfect or you! Your Grit Clinics coach gets you started with all the key foundational MTB skills you need. Feel confident, shifting, riding up and downhill, cornering and braking. Suitable for new riders, men and women, 18 and up. Wednesdays, 5-7pm. Through May 9. Seventh Mountain Resort, 18575 SW Century Dr., Bend. Contact: 541-728-7878. $235.

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

SheJumps Bike Gear Garage Sale

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 Opportunity Can you lift a bale of hay? Are you able to follow detailed instructions? Are you dependable? Searching for assistance with daily feeding for equines at Mustangs To The Rescue (MTTR). After all, food is a language of love. Leave a message at 541-330-8943 email: volunteer@mustangstotherescue Ongoing, 9am5pm. Mustangs to the Rescue, 21670 McGilvray Road, Bend. Contact: 541-330-8943. volunteer@ mustangstotherescue.

Jamie Joseph Trunk Show Meet the artist Jamie Joseph in person Thursday May 9. Jamie Joseph jewelry has always been about the stones. Working together, Jamie and Jeremy Joseph convey their artistic vision by focusing on bringing light, shape, and an organic framework to some of the most beautiful stones in the world. Giving equal focus to qualities of movement, asymmetry, texture and luminosity, stones are transformed into wearable treasures with gold, silver, platinum, and diamonds. Stop by the gallery Thursday from 10am-5pm. May 9, 10am-5pm. Silverado, 1001 NW Wall St, #101., Bend. Contact: 5413307457. Free.


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

Bend Rock Gym BIPOC Climb Night Join Vamonos Outside and the BRG for its monthly BIPOC climbing night. Second Tuesday of every month. Bend Rock Gym, 1182 SE Centennial Ct., Bend. $15. Between Evergreens Party MTB airbags, free Devinci bike demos, deals, tunes, food trucks, cotton candy, beer + good vibes! Vendors include: Thump, Deschutes, Dump City, Juniors Grill, Little Fox Cart, Devinci, MTB Coach Robbie, Embark Fitness 1p - MTB + Gravel Rides Meet at the Shop All levels welcome! May 11, 3-6pm. Embark, 2843 NW Lolo Drive, Bend. Contact: hello@ Free.

Birding for Breakfast The Museum provides an excellent habitat for migratory bird species. Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day by joining Museum staff and volunteers to go birding on the Museum grounds, with a special opportunity to learn about pollinator habitats and the importance of insects to migratory birds. Coffee and light breakfast. $25, Members receive 20% discount. May 11, 7-9am. High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend. Contact: 541-3824754. $25.

Crooked River Caldera Stargazing Weekend Prineville sits in the heart of the Crooked River Caldera. Lying on the edge of the Oregon outback, it is one of the best places in the country for stargazing and night sky adventures. A weekend filled with stargazing, stunning hikes and a multi-course dinner! May 10. Wanderlust Tours, 61535 S Hwy 97, Bend. Contact: 541-3898359. $410.

Fundraiser Join SheJumps for a bike gear garage sale! Equipment is all brand new and includes bike shoes of all sizes, tires, derailleurs, cassettes, bike tubes, tire levers, bike gloves, bike clothing, and protective gear. Sliding scale pricing, every dollar spent is a donation to SheJumps! Also a bike partner meetupevent! May 11, 11am-3pm. Crux Fermentation Project, 50 SW Division St., Bend. Contact: 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.

Camp Sherman BeaverHOOD planting

This is two-day project to plant beaver habitat on private land in Camp Sherman, OR. This headwater tributary to the Metolious River is a gorgeous piece of private land with significant wildlife viewing opportunities and a long history of stewardship. Project needs about 15 people, please share! May 8, 9am-5pm and May 9, 9am-5pm. Lake Creek Lodge, 13375 SW Forest Service Rd 1419, Camp Sherman. Contact: 541-699-1606.

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. New Volunteer Orientation Summer is right around the corner and it’s the perfect time to get involved with OAS! If you have a passion for cycling, either loops around Pine Nursery Park or MTB camaraderie, then head to the OAS website to register for an orientation. Tue, May 7, 5:30-6:30pm and Thu, May 9, 5:30-6:30pm. OAS Headquarters, 63025 OB Riley Rd #12, Bend. Contact: Free.

Redmond Family Kitchen Dinner Family Kitchen is continuing to provide nutritious meals to anyone in need now in Redmond! They need volunteers to prepare dinners and clean up afterward on Mondays - Fridays, from 2-4:30pm. Email Tori (see below) with any questions, or sign up here: https://www.signupgenius. com/go/RedmondDinner Mondays-Fridays, 2-4:30pm. Mountain View Fellowship, 1475 SW 35th St, Redmond. Contact: 631-942-3528. tori@ Free.

Volunteer with Mustangs To The Rescue Get a great workout, feel useful doing something meaningful and experience the healing energy of horses all at the same time! Mustangs to the Rescue (MTTR) is a local horse rescue seeking responsible, hard-working souls to assist with all aspects of horse care. No experience necessary. Call and leave a message or email: 541-330-8943 volunteer@mustangstotherescue Ongoing. Mustangs To The Rescue, 21670 SE McGilvray Rd., Bend. Contact: 541-3308943. 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: tori@familykitchen. org. 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.


Abundance: Journaling, Breath-work, Guided Meditation and Reiki Soundbath Explore concepts of abundance with guided and prompted journaling, 2 forms of breath-work (functional and the Wim Hof Method), guided meditation and a relaxing and restorative Reiki-infused sound-bath. May 11, 2-4pm. Hanai Center, 62430 Eagle Road, Bend. Contact: 8508325703. $50.

Bend Planning Happy Hour / Cookbook Swap: Maydan! Join a May Bend Planning Happy Hour, where you will be picking out recipes from Rose Previte’s debut cookbook, "Maydan!" More information about this event can be found on our website at May 8, 4:30-6pm. Waypoint, 921 NW Mt Washington Drive, Bend. Contact: jill@jillscookbookclub. com. Free.

Building A Better Bend Lecture Series Every Central Oregonian is aware of the challenges facing the community’s housing crisis. From increasing homelessness, barriers to development, lack of workforce housing, and even NIMBYism culture. The crisis is real and impacts our citizens on a daily basis. But what can be done? May 9, 7-9pm. Open Space Event Studios, 220 NE Lafayette Ave, Bend. Contact: 541-410-5866. Free.

Lyrically driven folk, blues, and country known as, “Nomadic Americana,” performed by Anthony Frijia at River’s place/ Sun., May 19, 5-7pm at River’s Place. Courtesy Anothony Frijia Facebook

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.

Connect W - Munch and Mingle in Bend ConnectW is connecting professional women over a limited-seating, monthly noon meal every second Thursday of the month. The result? Business sharing, social networking and, yes, friendship. Attendance is capped at 12. Registration is required at May 9, 11:45am-1pm. The Phoenix Restaurant, 594 NE Bellevue Dr., Bend. Contact: 541-410-1894. Cost of meal.

Creative Conversations This is a free event on May 10 from 5-8pm at Cafe des Chutes. Open to creatives of all mediums, backgrounds, and skill levels. Network with your fellow local artists and find a partner for the collaborative gallery! Organized by Invisible Thread Events. May 10, 5-8pm. Cafe des Chutes, 50 SE Scott St., Bend. Free.

EDCO’s Made in Bend Tour Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) invites you to explore the innovative businesses propelling our community forward. The Made in Bend Tour offers an exclusive behind-the-scenes peek into the operations and strategies of four local businesses that are shaping the region’s economic future. May 9, 10:30am-2pm. Brian’s Cabinets, 20780 Sockeye Pl, Bend. Contact: 541-388-3236. $50-$65.

Lens on Learning: Geology and Volcanic Activity in Central Oregon Daniele McKay, PhD, geologist and instructor in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oregon, will explore recent geologic research that has changed our understanding of Oregon’s volcanic landscapes and how Central Oregon is preparing for natural hazards. Presented by Friends and Neighbors of the Deschutes Canyon Area. May 11, 3-5pm. The Juniper Room at Crooked River Ranch, 5195 Southwest Club House Road, Terrebonne. Contact: Free for FANs members; $5 donation for non-members.

Redmond May Planning Happy Hour / Cookbook Swap: Maydan! Join a May Redmond Planning Happy Hour at Arome, where you will pick out recipes from Rose Previte’s debut cookbook, "Maydan!" We will have copies of the book for folks to peruse, swap laughs and cooking tips, and pick a recipe to make for the dinner! May 14, 4:30-6pm. Arome, 432 SW 6th St., Redmond. Contact: $25.

Scalehouse Presents: How To Start A Riot, An Artist Talk With Ruth Vernotico! The founder of SUS Magazine, Ruth Vernotico will walk attendees through the daily practice they've developed over their 25+ years as a creative and what their process is from start to finish, with actionable examples. Ruth will tie this experience into the founding of SUS and how they got from idea to publication - highlighting the partnerships they developed and the community members that have been instrumental in the building of the company. May 15, 5:30-6:30pm. OSU Cascades Ray Hall Atrium. 1500 SW Chandler Ave., Bend. Free.

Tension Release Yoga Come stretch, enjoy self-massage and unwind from your busy week. Using yoga therapy balls and foam rollers these classes will heal sore or injured muscles through self-myofascial massage. Plus, through gentle yoga and restorative postures , improve your breathing, releasing patterns of tension and tightness stored in the body. Sundays, 6:307:45pm. Through May 12. Free Spirit Yoga + Ninja + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. $125.

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


12th Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show Fundraiser Annual fundraising event for Realms Schools, featuring an eclectic, wearable art runway show (with both adult and student designers~from 15 different local schools~ ), a live auction of runway garments, a pop-up marketplace, local food (food trucks-El Sancho, Big Foot BBQ and The Bob) and a full service bar. May 11, 5:30-10pm. The Pavilion, 1001 SW Bradbury Way, Bend. Contact: 541-977-8685. $30 (adults) / $15 (students) / $100 (VIP).

Dream Big: A night of generosity benefiting Destination Rehab Destination Rehab is hosting “Dream BIG”, the third-annual fundraising event. Dream BIG epitomizes Destination Rehab’s commitment to adventure in the great outdoors of Central Oregon. As a primary in-person fundraiser, the event unites 150 donors, volunteers, sponsors and community members. May 10, 6:30-9pm. UUFCO, 61980 Skyline Ranch Road, Bend. $125.

An Evening with Randy and Mary Travis Stroke Awareness Oregon is honored to present an uplifting evening with Country Music and Grammy Awards winner Randy Travis and his wife, Mary at Westside Church in Bend. After Randy’s life-changing stroke in 2013, the couple will share their powerful story of loss, hope, faith, and resilience to raise funds for Stroke Awareness Oregon. This is not a concert, but rather an inspirational experience hearing directly from Randy and Mary Travis about their personal journey. The event will begin at 7pm with opening music from local rock band Soul Benders led by Steve Boatwright, who has toured with renowned acts like Santana, Stevie Nicks, and Chuck Berry. Get your tickets: Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to hear from Randy and Mary Travis in person. Reserve your seat today and be part of an evening filled with music, inspiration, and heartfelt conversation. May 13, 7-9pm. Westside Church, 2051 NW Shevlin Park Road, Bend. $40-$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, 10am-Noon. Silver Moon Brewing, 24 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-6391730. $10-$200.

Pint Night Supporting Commute Options $1 of every pint purchased throughout the day is donated directly to Commute Options, supporting the Central Oregon Walk and Roll challenge. May 10, 5-7pm. Cascade Lakes Pub on Reed Market, 21175 SE Reed Market Road Lot #2, Bend. Contact: 458-836-7866.

St. Francis of Assisi School 42nd Annual Auction “Fiesta” Celebrate over 87 years of academic excellence at this year’s Annual Dinner and Auction on May 11 at the Riverhouse. Tickets go on sale March 18. May 11, 3-9pm. Riverhouse Convention Center, 2850 NW Rippling River Ct., Bend. Contact: 541-382-4701. $150-person $275-couple.


Eggshell Garden Starts Stop by to start your very own garden in an eggshell with Denise Rowcroft, Garden for Every School Program Manager at The Environmental Center! Supplies are provided, but available on a first come, first serve basis. Participants welcome, but not required, to bring their own eggshells/carton (see picture for reference). May 8, 6:30-7:30pm. Downtown Bend Library, 601 Northwest Wall Street, Bend. Contact: 541-312-1062. Free.

Ladies Night A ladies night with vendors shopping, drink specials, and a good time. Sounds like a perfect recipe for an evening of fun and relaxation. It’s a great opportunity for women to unwind, socialize and maybe even discover some new favorite products while enjoying some tasty drinks! May 9, 4-7pm. Craft Kitchen & Brewery, 62988 Layton Ave #103, Bend. Contact: 541-668-1766. Free. Mother’s Day Beers and Bouqs Pop-up Event Join the Central Oregon Flower Collective for a Mother’s Day Pop-up event at the Deschutes Brewery Tasting Room with locally grown specialty tulips and spring blooms, handmade truffles from Deschutes, and $1 off pints/6-packs. May 11, 3-6pm. Deschutes Brewery Tasting Room, 901 SW Simpson Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-385-8606. Free.

Mother’s Day Sale at Tumalo Lavender! Celebrate Mother’s Day with love and savings! Visit the Tumalo Lavender store and 10-acre lavender farm in the heart of Tumalo for great gift ideas for your mom or anyone special in your life! Everything is 15% off plus free plant with purchase! May 11, 10am-4pm. Tumalo Lavender, 19825 Connarn Road, Bend. Contact: 541-3832441. Free.

Mother’s Day Weekend at Schilling’s Mother’s Day weekend at Schilling’s is the place to be! Live music, flowers galore, food, art vendors and special cocktails to celebrate all those special Moms in your life! Bring the whole family out for a fun filled weekend! May 11, 9am and May 12, 10am. Schilling’s Garden Market, 64640 Old Bend-Redmond HWY, Bend. Contact: 541-3230160. 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.

Second Sunday Vintage Market Third annual Second Sunday Market located at Gathered Wares in the Old Iron Works District. Bend’s premiere vintage clothing and home goods market. Shop from various local vintage vendors and makers while you dance to live DJ every second Sunday of the month Oct. 11-3pm. Family friendly. Second Sunday of every month, 11am-3pm. Through Oct. 13. Gathered Wares, 50 SE Scott St., Bend. 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.

White Rock Traditional Skills and Crafts Gathering White Rock is a week-long event to learn traditional skills and crafts used by ancient ancestors. Classes include, bow making, basketry and weaving, blacksmithing, hide, tanning, fire making, felting, flint knapping, leather work, tracking, pottery, wild edibles. Adults $280, teens $140, kids -$100. May 5-12, 9am-Noon. Summer Lake, Summer Lake, Summer Lake. Contact: 541-410-1630. Richard@

Wild Bird Market Come shop a curated and rotating selection of local artists and vendors every 2nd Friday of the month! Hosted by Tate and Adele and My Rowan Tree Boutique. Second Friday of every month, 11am-4pm. Through Nov. 8. The Commons Cafe & Taproom, 875 NW Brooks St., Bend. Contact: 503-550-8030. Free.


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. Bend Bike Night 2024 Come out and celebrate with the City of Bend for Bend Bike Night, an evening of raffles, giveaways and activities including a bike safety cone course for kids and an interactive safe riding in roundabouts demonstration every 30 minutes. You won’t want to miss this block party style event! May 13, 4:30-6:30pm. The Grove, 921 NW Mt. Washington Drive, Bend. Contact: 541-323-8571. moliver@ 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 Movie Night Join a family fun movie night. The kiddos can bring a pillow and blanket if they would like, to fully relax and enjoy the movie.. Second Friday of every month, 6-8pm. Through June 7. Craft Kitchen & Brewery, 62988 Layton Ave #103, Bend. Contact: 551-668-1766. Free.

Eric Leadbetter is a solo guitarist with an incredible voice featuring unique and original sound with ghostly echoes from the ‘60s and ‘70s; the golden age of rock. Wed., May 15 6-8pm at Silver Moon Brewing. Courtesy Leadbetter Band Facebook

Learn mantras & how to play chants on the harmonium from master teacher Govind Das!

Yoga Shala Bend Presents how to play chants on the harmonium

6:30-8:30pm 11:30am-4pm 6:30-8:30pm (Kirtan - Open to Public) 11:30am-4pm

from master teacher Govind Das!







Learn mantras & how to play chants on the harmonium from master teacher Govind Das!

Learn mantras & how to play chants on




Whether you are new to harmonium, or looking to take your skills to the next leve this training is for you! The focus of this training is to learn mantras and play chants from the Bhakti tradition on harmonium/keyboard


Whether you are new to harmonium, or looking to take your skills to the next leve this training is for you! The focus of this training is to learn mantras and play chants from the Bhakti tradition on harmonium/keyboard

Whether you are new to harmonium, or looking to take your skills to the next leve this training is for you! The focus of this training is to learn mantras and play chants from the Bhakti tradition on harmonium/keyboard


Govind Das! Whether


L All LEVELS WELCOME! No previous musical experience necessary

Yoga Shala Bend Presents May 24-26


May 24-26

L All LEVELS WELCOME! No previous musical experience necessary


L All LEVELS WELCOME! No previous musical experience necessary.


Please bring:


Please bring: A sincere interest in Bhakti yoga

Please bring:


Learn mantras & how to play chants on the harmonium from master teacher Govind Das!


L All LEVELS WELCOME! No previous musical experience necessary

Please bring: A sincere interest in Bhakti yoga tradition & a love for Kirtan

Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 5:30pm Riverhouse on the Deschutes Convention Center Presented by: May 24-26

Emily Wolfe Amplifies Authenticity Austin indie-rock artist comes to Bend for a night of heavy guitars and electrifying music

Austin-based rock ‘n’ roll songwriter and guitarist Emily Wolfe is gearing up to head on tour to perform her electrifying blend of indie-rock and alternative sounds. Known for her raw and vulnerable lyrics, Wolfe’s music packs a punch with heavy guitars and unapologetic volume. Set to perform tracks from her latest album, “The Blowback,” Wolfe takes the stage at Volcanic Theatre Pub on May 15 for a night filled with guitar riffs and high-energy music.

Released Oct. 20, “The Blowback” is a 10-track album entirely produced by Wolfe herself. Reflecting on the album’s creation, Wolfe shared with the Source Weekly, “When I recorded this record, I felt empowered, relieved and excited.” Wolfe describes her music as, “really intense rock ‘n’ roll, loud with a lot of guitar.”

Offering a glimpse into her creative process, Wolfe recently unveiled a mini documentary on May 2. The 10-minute documentary follows the making of her latest album and captures Wolfe’s mental and emotional journey during its production. Available for streaming on YouTube, the documentary provides an intimate look at the artist behind the music.

With her music, Wolfe aims for something that feels real, striving to create rock ‘n’ roll that resonates with her true self. “The goal for me with music is authenticity and to make rock ‘n’ roll music that hopefully sounds as close to me as possible.”

“The goal for me with music is authenticity and to make rock ‘n’ roll music that hopefully sounds as close to me as possible.”

—Emily Wolfe

Her latest single, “Kill the Love,” is inspired by the Texas Freeze of 2021, and Sen. Ted Cruz’s controversial actions during the crisis. Through the single, Wolfe showcases her drumming skills and describes the song as, “a fun one to play live.”

Excited to connect with her audience, Wolfe expressed her enthusiasm for performing in Bend and meeting fans who are at her upcoming show. For music enthusiasts craving an evening filled with guitar riffs, powerful lead vocals and creative, original songwriting, Wolfe’s music performance will not disappoint.

Emily Wolfe Wed., May 15, 8pm

Volcanic Theatre Pub 70 SW Century Dr., Bend emily-wolfe-w-gold-rey-99953 $20

Emily Wolfe’s music packs a punch with heavy guitar sounds and unapologetic volume. Courtesy Emily Wolfe Facebook
That 70’s Gala
Enjoy elevated dinner, live & silent auctions, dessert dash, golden ticket & dancing to live music to benefit animals in need.
& info at
to Public)
6:30-8:30pm Saturday 11:30am-4pm 6:30-8:30pm (Kirtan - Open
6:30-8:30pm (Kirtan - Open to Public) 1
Friday 6:30-8:30pm Saturday 11:30am-4pm
F b
the harmonium
you are new to harmonium, or looking to take your skills to the next leve this training is for you! The focus of this training is to learn mantras and play chants from the Bhakti tradition on harmonium/keyboard
No previous musical experience necessary.
rtan - Open to Public
Friday 6:30-8:30pm Saturday 11:30am-4pm 6:30-8:30pm (K
Sunday 11:30am-4pm
W I T H G O V I N D D A S $350 Details & Registrat on Yoga Shala Bend Presents Learn mantras & how to play chants on the harmonium from master teacher Govind Das! Whether you are new to harmonium, or look ng to take your ski ls to the next leve this training s for you! The focus of th s training is to learn mantras and p ay chants from the Bhakti tradition on harmonium/keyboard L All LEVELS WELCOME! No prev ous mus ca experience necessary Please bring: A sincere nterest in Bhakti yoga tradition & a love for Kirtan A harmon um or a keyboard For more nformation emai bhaktiyogashala@gma l com May 24-26 Friday 6:30-8:30pm Saturday 11:30am-4pm 6:30-8:30pm (Kirtan - Open to Public) Sunday 11:30am-4p
W I T H G O V I N D D A S $350 Details & Registration Yoga Shala Bend Presents Learn mantras & how to play chants on the harmonium from master teacher Govind Das! Whether you are new to harmonium, or looking to take your skills to the next leve this training is for you! The focus of this training is to learn mantras and play chants from the Bhakti tradition on harmonium/keyboard L All LEVELS WELCOME! No previous musical experience necessary Please bring: A sincere interest in Bhakti yoga tradition & a love for Kirtan A harmonium or a keyboard For more information email bhaktiyogashala@gmail com May 24-26 Friday 6:30-8:30pm Saturday 11:30am-4pm 6:30-8:30pm (Kirtan - Open to Public) Sunday 11:30am-4pm
W I T H G O V I N D D A S $350 Details & Registration Yoga Shala Bend Presents
mantras & how to play chants on the harmonium from master teacher Govind Das! Whether you are new to harmonium, or looking to take your skills to the next leve this training is for you! The focus of this training is to learn mantras and play chants from the Bhakti tradition on harmonium/keyboard L All LEVELS WELCOME! No previous musical experience necessary Please bring: A sincere interest in Bhakti yoga tradition & a love for Kirtan A harmonium or a keyboard For more information email bhaktiyogashala@gmail com May 24-26 Friday 6:30-8:30pm Saturday 11:30am-4pm 6:30-8:30pm (Kirtan - Open to Public) Sunday 11:30am-4pm
W I T H G O V I N D D A S $350 Details & Registration Yoga Shala Bend Presents Learn mantras & how to play chants on the harmonium from master teacher Govind Das! Whether you are new to harmonium, or looking to take your skills to the next leve this training is for you! The focus of this training is to learn mantras and play chants from the Bhakti tradition on harmonium/keyboard L All LEVELS WELCOME! No previous musical experience necessary Please bring: A sincere interest in Bhakti yoga tradition & a love for Kirtan A harmonium or a keyboard For more information email bhaktiyogashala@gmail com May 24-26 Friday 6:30-8:30pm Saturday 11:30am-4pm 6:30-8:30pm (Kirtan - Open to Public) Sunday 11:30am-4pm
W I T H G O V I N D D A S $350 Details & Registration Yoga Shala Bend Presents Learn mantras & how to play chants on the harmonium from master teacher Govind Das! Whether you are new to harmonium, or looking to take your skills to the next leve this training is for you! The focus of this training is to learn mantras and play chants from the Bhakti tradition on harmonium/keyboard L All LEVELS WELCOME! No previous musical experience necessary Please bring: A sincere interest in Bhakti yoga tradition & a love for Kirtan A harmonium or a keyboard For more information email bhaktiyogashala@gmail com (Kirtan - Open to Public) $350 Details & Registration Learn mantras & how to play chants on the harmonium from master teacher Govind Das! Whether you are new to harmonium, or looking to take your skills to the next leve this training is for you! The focus of this training is to learn mantras and play chants from the Bhakti tradition on harmonium/keyboard L All LEVELS WELCOME! No previous musical experience necessary Please bring: A sincere interest in Bhakti yoga tradition & a love for Kirtan A harmonium or a keyboard For more information email bhaktiyogashala@gmail com May 24-26 Friday 6:30-8:30pm Saturday 11:30am-4pm 6:30-8:30pm (Kirtan - Open to Public) Sunday 11:30am-4pm
$350 Details & Registration
mantras & how to play chants on the harmonium from master teacher Govind Das!
you are new to harmonium, or looking to take your skills to the
next leve this training is for you! The focus of this training is to learn mantras and play chants from the Bhakti tradition on harmonium/keyboard
L All LEVELS WELCOME! No previous musical experience necessary
a keyboard
more information email bhaktiyogashala@gmail com May 24-26
bring: A sincere interest in Bhakti yoga tradition & a love for Kirtan A
Friday 6:30-8:30pm Saturday 11:30am-4pm 6:30-8:30pm (Kirtan - Open to Public) Sunday 11:30am-4pm
$350 Details & Registration
Whether you are new to harmonium, or looking to take your skills to the next leve this training is for you! The focus of this training is to learn mantras and play chants from the Bhakti tradition on harmonium/keyboard
A harmonium or a keyboard For more information email bhaktiyogashala@gmail com
Yoga Shala Bend Presents 6 m c) Sunday
D D A S -26 y pm pm Public)
Sunday 11:30am-4pm

Hello! Storytime Hello, and welcome to Roundabout Books Storytime! In Nursery Rhymes, 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 8, 10:3011am. Roundabout Books, 900 NW Mount Washington Dr., #110, Bend. Contact: 541-306-6564. Free.

Mama and Baby Birds Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Mary Yanalcanlin of East Cascades Audubon Society for a bird walk just for kids! Wander around Hindman Springs looking for birds and nests while learning about bird behavior and habitat. Perfect for kids ages 4-10 with a grown-up in tow. May 11, 9-11am. Camp Polk Meadow Preserve, outside Sisters, Sisters. Contact: 5413300017. Free.

May 2024 Walk and Roll Challenge Log

4 walk or roll trips by May 17 to be in the prize drawings. Use your Get There Oregon account to enter the challenge, simply log your walk or roll trip to anywhere before May 17! Get moving in May with Commute Options! May 5-17, Midnight. Bend, RSVP for address, Bend. Contact: 541408-6111.

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.

Nature Kids: Flower Power! Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Karen Walsh for Nature Kids! Get outside and explore the nature of Central Oregon on guided family nature walks just for kids ages 5-10. Kids and their families can explore, imagine, and grow through handson activities and experiences outside. May 8, 2:30-4:30pm. Miller’s Landing Park, 80 NW Riverside Blvd, Bend. Contact: 5413300017. event@ Free.

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.


Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch Join an unforgettable brunch experience celebrating Mom! Indulge in Chef Ryen Schneringer’s exclusive menu crafted to delight your senses, perfectly complemented by our finest sparkling wine. With our "Prix Fixe" brunch offering at $75 per person, including bubbles or mimosa aperitif, you can pamper Mom in style! May 12, 11am-2pm. Elixir Wine, 11 NW Lava Rd., Bend. Contact: 541 388 5330. $75.

Mother’s Day Brunch: Fit For a Queen

A lavish brunch where every detail is designed to honor Mom’s majesty! With seatings at both 10:30am and 1pm. in the Chanterelle Ballroom, you’ll enjoy a spectacular seasonal brunch with breathtaking views of spring taking hold. May 12, 10:30am-1pm. Juniper Preserve, 65600 Pronghorn Club Dr., Bend. Contact: 866-320-5024. $85 for adult; $30 for children.


$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.

$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.

Celebrate Yo’ Mama Mother’s Day Party Join Boss Rambler Beer Club for Celebrate Yo’ Mama, a special Mother’s Day event. Flower popup by Stumpmunk Farms, permanent jewelry by Linked Amore, mama and me photos by Miryssa Lynne photos, hair tinsel and glitter fairy hair by Sparkle Strands, Breakfast by Bend Breakfast Burrito and Mimosas/Coffee by Boss Coffee. May 11, 10am-1pm. 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.

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 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 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 $4 pints of the core lineup beers and $5 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 at WaypointBBC Locals’ Night at WaypointBBC! $5 draft beer, $8 house red and white wine and $8 specialty cocktail. Tuesdays, Noon-10pm. Waypoint, 921 NW Mt Washington Drive, Bend. Contact: 458-206-0826. Free.

Mixed Case Tuesdays Shop Viaggio Wine Merchant on Tuesdays and receive 15% off your purchase of any mixed case of wine (12 bottles), and 20% off special order cases we order for you. Tuesdays, 3-9pm. Viaggio Wine Merchant, 210 SW Century Drive, Suite 160, Bend. Contact: 541299-5060. Free.

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.

Mother’s Day ‘Rosé and Roses” Featured Flight Flight of three Rosés for Mothers Day weekend including Rosé Champagne. All moms get a rose to go with! Reservations recommended. May 10, 3-9pm and May 11, 3-9pm. Flights Wine Bar, 1444 NW College Way Suite 1, Bend. Contact: 541-728-0753. flightswinebend@

Mother’s Day Market at the Distillery

Enjoy sipping on a cocktail while perusing locally made goods at this Mother’s Day Market. Several local vendors, a food cart, happy hour pricing, a raffle and more! Oregon Spirit Distillers recognizes that motherhood comes in many forms, all are welcome at this event. May 11, Noon-5pm. Oregon Spirit Distillers, 740 NE First St., Bend. Contact: 541-382-0002.

a non-stop dance party featuring all the

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:

Treat Yo’ Mama Tons of local vendors, rosè wine tasting and live music. It will be a beautiful day to celebrate your Mother! May 11, Noon5pm. River’s Place, 787 NE Purcell Blvd., Bend. Free.

Van Duzer Wine Tasting Indulge in an exclusive tasting experience featuring Van Duzer Vineyards at Portello Winecafe on Friday, May 10, from 4-6:30pm. Savor a selection of their acclaimed wines while immersing yourself in the ambiance of Portello. May 10, 4-6:30pm. Portello Wine Café, 2754 NW Crossing Drive, Bend. Contact: 541-385-1777. portellobend@gmail. com. $25.

Whiskey Tuesdays The Cross-eyed Cricket Watering Hole is offering exclusive access to a library of top shelf whiskeys every Tue. Oneounce pours for reasonable prices. Come by and try something new, or sip on your favorites! Tuesdays, 11am-11pm. Cross-Eyed Cricket, 20565 NE Brinson Blvd., Bend. Free.


Breath And Receive Sound Bath And Yoga Monthly Community Event Come join a rejuvenating experience at Ezra Alya in Bend! Take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life and immerse yourself in a sound bath and yoga session led by experienced instructors, Sirah Kreitzer of Ezra Alya and Katie Funk. May 9, 6:30-8pm. EzraAlya, 1733 NE Woodridge Lane, Bend. Contact: 5416681716. sirahkreitzer@ $40- $45.

Crystal Bowl Didgeridoo Reiki Sound Bath Drop in deep into the healing harmonics of live didgeridoo, crystal bowls, binaural beats, reiki, flutes, chimes and more! This Sound Bath is a profound journey, an opportunity to deeply relax, let go and bathe in live crystal bowl binaural music that blissfully soothes your mind, body, emotions and spirit! Sundays, 6:30-7:45pm. Unity Spiritual Community, 63645 Scenic Dr, Bend. Contact: 808-887-0830. lisacswisher@gmail. com. $20.

EcoNIDRA: Where Yoga Nidra Meets Nature Connection EcoNIDRA is a deeply relaxing and restorative practice that enables people to reconnect with themselves and with the earth. It is a blend of yoga nidra and forest therapy that helps better sleep, restores profound peace and rejuvenation to the body, and cultivates a deeper level of nature connectedness. May 10, 6:30-7:45pm. Nature’s Bling, 133 SW Century Drive, Bend. $22.


Beginner’s Yoga Free beginner’s yoga in the Bend Community Center with instructors from Namaspa of Bend. Sponsored by the Salvation Army of Bend and Namaspa. Great for stretching and relaxation. Wednesdays, Noon-1pm. Bend Community Center, 541 NE Dekalb Ave., Bend. Contact: 844-647-2730. Free.

Heart Coherence Prepare to have your heart and mind synchronized in perfect harmony as we delve into the enchanting world of HeartMath Coherence. Discover the secret to unlocking your full potential and unleashing a wave of inner peace and vitality. It’s like a symphony of awesomeness playing in perfect rhythm! May 13, 3:30-4:30pm. Hanai, 62430 Eagle Rd, Bend. Contact: 541-668-3170. Free.

Mom + Baby Yoga Flow from pose-to-pose toning, stretching, and strengthening your body while releasing tension. Plus, 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 May 9. Free Spirit Yoga + Ninja + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. info@ $125.

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.

Sister Circle Gathering-Spring Step into a space of warmth, support, and celebration at the Monthly Sister Circle Gathering! Come together with a circle of incredible women to honor and uplift each other while embracing the beauty of the changing seasons. This gathering is a haven where you can nourish your soul. Donation suggested $35 Mon, March 11, 6:30-8:45pm and Second Monday of every month, 6:30-8:45pm. Hanai Foundation, 62430 Eagle Road, Bend. Contact: 650-862-9336.

Sound Healing Training and Certification Learn the signature method of sound healing techniques and practices with over 15 different sound healing instruments. No music experience is needed. Saturdays, Noon-4pm. Through May 11. Still Water Yoga & Wellness, 1375 SE Wilson Ave. Suite 180, Bend. Contact: 808-783-0374. $1881.

WANDER RUN CLUB - Weekly Run Join Wander Run club for a 60-minute run. Walkers welcome. We all wander. Sundays, 8-9am. Through May 12. Shevlin Park, 18920 Shevlin Rd., Bend. Contact: 8312018032. be.shaktiyoga@ Free.

Enjoy dance hits Kool and the Gang, Whitney Houston, Donna Summer, Michael Jackson, Earth, Wind and Fire and more, performed by Emily Stanton and High Street Combo. Thu., May 9, 5-8pm at Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards. Courtesy High Street Band Facebook


A New Shave Ice Spot in Tumalo Mountain Mahalo truck opening at The Bite

Shave ice fans, you have a new spot to enjoy a treat. Mountain Mahalo Shave Ice is set to open Mother’s Day weekend at The Bite, where it will be set up for the rest of the warm-weather season.

The truck is the new venture for Rebecca and Jordan Barrows, who formerly operated D’Ambrosio Gelato in Seattle, and most recently owned and operated a 14,000-square-foot beer garden, bourbon bar and events center that they sold to partners in 2023. Jordan Barrows is a chef who worked as a private chef on the Big Island of Hawaii, where he fell in love with Hawaiian food and culture.

“Our beautifully remodeled shave ice trailer will serve up handcrafted Hawaiian shave ice with a full array of flavors, and made-from-scratch toppings like haupia cream, guava passion cold foam and strawberry lava,” Rebecca Barrows told the Source Weekly. “'Signature Shaves' like the Eternal Sunshine (mango, pina colada, guava; sweetened condensed milk, lilikoi powder, popping mango boba and a vanilla ice cream core) will satisfy those looking for a more elevated experience.”

Mountain Mahalo is open weekends through late May, and then will be open seven days a week for the summer. Also look for the truck at the Northwest Crossing farmers market, with a second truck also available for private events.

Mountain Mahalo Shave Ice At The Bite in Tumalo 19860 7th St., Tumalo Instagram @mountainmahaloshaveice

Moms Like Treats Happenings for Mother’s Day weekend

Looking for something to do this weekend with Mom? A host of events are happening around Bend and Central Oregon. Here are a few:

Mother's Day 'Rosé And Roses" Featured Flight at Flights Wine Bar

Fri., May 10, 3-9 p.m. and Sat., May 11, 3-9 p.m.

Flight of three Rosés for Mother’s Day weekend including Rosé Champagne. All moms get a rose to go with! Reservations recommended.

Celebrate Yo' Mama Mother's Day Party at Boss Rambler Beer Club

Sat., May 11, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Flower Pop-up by Stumpmunk Farms, Permanent Jewelry by Linked Amore, Mama and Me Photos by Miryssa Lynne photos, Hair Tinsel and Glitter Fairy Hair by Sparkle Strands, Breakfast by Bend Breakfast Burrito + Mimosas/Coffee by Boss Coffee.

Mother's Day Market at Oregon Spirit Distillers

Sat., May 11, Noon-5 p.m.

Enjoy sipping on a cocktail while perusing locally made goods at this Mother's Day Market. Several local vendors, a food cart, happy hour pricing, a raffle and more!

Treat Yo' Mama at River’s Place

Sat., May 11, Noon-5 p.m.

Tons of local vendors, rosè wine tasting and live music. It will be a beautiful day to celebrate your Mother!

Mother's Day Champagne Brunch at Elixir Wine

Sun., May 12, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Indulge in Chef Ryen Schneringer's exclusive menu crafted to delight your senses, perfectly complemented by our finest sparkling wine. 'Prix Fixe' brunch offering at $75 per person, including bubbles or mimosa aperitif.

Serving Aloha Aina is back in a new location

If you’ve been a Central Oregon food truck connoisseur for the last few years, you’ll know the name Aina Kauai Style Grill. Owner/chef Ian Vidinha has been making some of the best Hawaiian food found outside of the islands with kindness, craft and a deeply caring Aloha spirit.

“I have been cooking since a young age,” says Vidinha. “Some of my fondest memories used to be helping my grandparents hand-cut pork and fat for sausages before we had meat grinders. We would spend days cutting meat and hand stuffing it at the table talking about life and eating homemade food that the land (Aina) provided. I really got into cooking when I moved to Colorado and worked at Rock Bottom Brewery and Old Chicago restaurants. I would travel around the states as a corporate trainer teaching new employees how to cook and prep.”

Since originally opening years ago at Bevel Craft Brewing, it would be tough to find someone that had a negative experience with Aina…either with the food or with Vidinha himself. “Aina came about when I decided I didn’t want to work for someone else,” says Vidinha. “The food truck scene was growing here in Bend and I decided I would give it a try. I never thought that it would have been as successful as it has been. It’s a lot of work and sleepless nights. I opened a few months before the pandemic and that sure was a stressful time. The pandemic was good for the food trucks because we were the only place people could go and eat at.”

After closing for a while, Aina reopened outside the Deschutes Tasting Room before relocating to the On Tap food cart lot on the east side with a small, but expertly dialed-in menu featuring his legendary poke bowls, the Kalua Pig Plate, Poke Bombs and several more dishes. It had been at least a year since I had his Crunchy Poke Bowl with ahi, fresh pickled veggies, edamame, crunchy shrimp, ginger and furikake seasoning. The ahi was so fresh it melted in the mouth and the flavor profile along with the complex fusion of textures between the smooth cleanness of the ahi and the light crunch of the shrimp was wonderful. It’s hard to oversell this dish, especially for people who are already in love with poke dishes.

Aina’s poke bowls aren’t like any you’ve had before, though, I can guarantee that.

“Our poke bowl isn’t a traditional bowl like you get in Hawaii,” Vidinha told the Source Weekly. “In Hawaii it tends to be mostly rice and fish, not as many veggies as we put in it, but our bowl has everything I like in it. When we were younger, we used to go to

gatherings and all the uncles would be drinking beer and eating pupus (appetizers) which always consisted of poke, some sort of pickled veggies, edamame and various other things. So when I created the spicy bowl I decided to put all the pupus I enjoyed in the bowl. It works because the flavors and textures make a special experience when eating.”

I also tried the Ahi Katsu with a perfect panko crust, topped with the housemade aioli with generous portions of rice and the best potato mac I’ve had in Bend. Seriously though, I’m already trying to figure out when I can come back and try the Kauai Pork and a Poke Bomb (sushi cone filled with rice, fresh ahi and Kauai-style island garnishes.

For people unfamiliar with Hawaiian cuisine, I asked Vidinha what he found unique and special about the food.

“It’s a blend of cultures that make up the Hawaiian style we know and love. It’s heavily influenced by Asian cuisine and a lot of others that came to work in the plantations. A melting pot of different flavors. But for me it’s the aloha. Without aloha it’s just food. People remember how you make them feel a lot longer than how the food tastes. When people come to Aina I want them to know that I appreciate them more than they know. I love making people happy through my food and service. There are a lot of food trucks in Bend and they choose to come to mine. I want them to leave feeling like I put my heart into what I prepare and serve. I know I love to feel aloha from others and enjoy spreading the aloha when serving up our food.”

Aina Kauai Style Grill Tue-Sun 11am-8pm Located at On Tap 1424 NE Cushing Dr., Bend Facebook/Instagram @ainahawaiianbend

The Ahi Katsu from Aina. Warmer weather welcomes cold shave ice. Courtesy Mountain Mahalo Shave Ice Facebook Jared Rasic


Blockbuster Season Summer movies quietly return

OK, so here we are, creeping into another summer movie season and the upcoming deluge of blockbusters and the movies that the studios put the most money into marketing while looking for their next four-quadrant smash like “Barbie” or “Oppenheimer.” If you’d asked me a month ago, I would have bet that the Ryan Gosling/Emily Blunt romantic action/comedy “The Fall Guy” would be the first surprise breakout of the year (not counting existing franchise sequels like “Dune: Part Two” and “Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire,”) but its underperformance once again proves that I’m terrible about predicting what general audiences care about.

Still, I will keep trying because, at some point, the law of averages means I will eventually get better at my summer cinematic prognostications. So, let’s take a look at the movies of the next few months that I’m excited about and I’ll try to guess if it’ll catch on culturally or be ignored by theater patrons across the world.

May 10: “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes”

The “Planet of the Apes” franchise has (almost) always delivered thought-provoking and exciting speculative fiction with groundbreaking effects, indelible characters and astonishing world building. In fact, in my review of the last film in the series, 2017’s “War of the Planet of the Apes,” I compared it to “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Apocalypse Now,” so I’m obviously hyped for this new entry in the series, which is set 300 years after “War.”

Will it flop? The last one made close to half a billion, so I don’t think it will flop, but it will probably underperform due to a full seven years since the last entry in the franchise.

May 24: “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga”

This acts as a spinoff and prequel to 2015’s “Fury Road,” which over the last nine years has become cemented as a bonafide classic and is widely considered to be one of the best action thrillers of all time. There are such massive expectations for “Furiosa,” I wonder if it’s possible to live up to them no matter how great the movie might be. George Miller is a visionary, so I trust the hell out of him.

Will it flop? “Fury Road” actually didn’t make that much money, but the cultural footprint of the film has grown immeasurably over the years, so I wouldn’t be surprised if this (along with the added Hemsworth benefit) becomes a surprise hit.

June 14: “Inside Out 2”

The first one is beloved by everyone who saw it and taught an entire generation of children a new vocabulary for how to articulate feelings they didn’t or couldn’t understand. Can a sequel capture that same lightning in a bottle? Even after a few misfires, I still have faith that Pixar knows what made the original so special.

Will it flop? This will make a billion dollars and hopefully deserve every penny.

June 21: “The Bikeriders”

This will be a pretty big test for Austin Butler to see if he can pack butts in seats for a ‘60s set biker drama also featuring Tom Hardy and Jodie Comer, directed by the great Jeff “Take Shelter” Nichols.

Will it flop? So hard. So very hard. Period dramas haven’t been doing as well as they used to lately. The actors will be fine but Nichols might end up in director’s jail for a while.

June 21: “Kinds of Kindness”

Yorgos Lanthimos and Emma Stone are coming off of one of their greatest successes (“Poor Things”) with this dark anthology that somehow manages to look stranger than his last few films. Lanthimos and Stone are brilliant and with a cast that includes Willem Dafoe, Jesse Plemons and Margaret Qualley, the film is going to be worth watching no matter what.

Will it flop? I hope not, but the advertising for this hasn’t done a very good job selling what exactly the film is about and what audiences can expect. This really might slip beneath the radar unless the finished product is so good that critics won’t quit championing the film for the masses.

June 28: “A Quiet Place: Day One”

The trailer for this isn’t great, but I’ve enjoyed the film series so far and director Michael Sarnoski was responsible for “Pig,” which was my favorite film of 2021. His deeply empathetic filmmaking could make this not just a great horror movie, but a great movie in general.

Will it flop? The second film made quite a bit less than the first one did, so it wouldn’t surprise me if this one comes and goes pretty quietly. There hasn’t been much marketing for it so far, so here’s hoping they actually start promoting the film.

June 28: “Horizon: An American Saga- Chapter One”

Can Kevin Costner still fill a theater for a threehour western in 2024? Based on the popularity of “Yellowstone” it certainly seems like he can, but this is just the first chapter in a two-part epic. There’s a lot riding on this one for Costner and his $100-million budget, so we’ll see.

Will it flop? There’s no buzz on this and for a giant movie being released in two parts, several months apart, there needs to be word of mouth for this to break even. I think it might be a flop, friends.

There are other, smaller movies I’m really rooting for in July and August, such as the third film in Ti West’s “X” film series “MaXXXine” (July 5), “Longlegs” (July 12), a deeply creepy looking thriller starring Nicolas Cage and the very trippy looking “Cuckoo” (Aug. 9), but these are all movies aimed at my particular type of weird that might flop hugely.

Honestly, at the end of the day, the quality of a film has nothing to do with how much money it makes. The only reason I think it’s interesting to pay attention to because it can help you chart the future of cinema. “Oppenheimer” makes a ton of money? Expect to see more three-hour-long biopics. Barbie makes a billion? More female-led looks at capitalism. We can all become movie futurists if we pay close enough attention.

Will Furiosa destroy the box office like she does the gangs of the Wasteland?
Essays From The Fringe: My Life In and Out of Hollywood Michael Calder Now available at & T h e C e n t e r F o u n d a t i o n d i s t r i b u t e s m o r e t h a n 1 0 0 0 m u l t i - s p o r t h e l m e t s a n n u a l l y t o y o u t h i n C e n t r a l O r e g o n t h r o u g h o u r T r a i n Y o u r B r a i n p r o g r a m W W W C E N T E R F O U N D A T I O N O R G
Courtesy Warner Bros.

An Avian Oasis

Oregon’s Owyhee Canyonlands is a seasonal home to rare and spectacular migratory birds

When one sets out in search of birds in eastern Oregon’s Owyhee Canyonlands, they’re likely on the lookout for the usual suspects: species such as the greater sage-grouse, sagebrush sparrow and golden eagle. The landscape’s vast sagebrush sea provides vitally important expanses of intact habitat for these and other sagebrush dependent species year-round.

But the Owyhee River — a premiere desert waterway with lush, shrubby vegetation along its banks and numerous tumbling tributary streams — beckons many dozens of other raptors, waterbirds and songbirds to this desert oasis during their annual migrations. More than 110 bird species migrate through the region annually. Here are a few of the unlikely species that call the Owyhee Canyonlands home.

Bald eagle

Bald eagles can be found overwintering near the Owyhee River and the Owyhee Reservoir. Here, waterfowl species such as ducks and geese numbering in the thousands offer abundant prey for raptors. Although this population is relatively small — consisting of 20 to 30 birds—bald eagles can be observed along the Lower Owyhee River and in the rugged canyons of the Honeycombs, Owyhee Breaks, Blue Canyon and Slocum Creek wilderness study areas.

American white pelican

With a wingspan measuring an impressive nine feet, the American white pelican is the largest bird in Oregon. During the breeding season, a distinctive semi-circle plate called a caruncle emerges on its upper bill, falling off later in the year. Pelicans can be observed at Cow Lakes, Batch Lake — a shallow pothole lake which was formed by the same lava flows that produced the impressive Jordan Craters lava field — and along the Lower Owyhee River from Leslie Gulch to the Owyhee Reservoir. Pelicans are especially sensitive to disturbance and entire colonies have been known to abandon their nests after a single interaction with humans. If you see pelican during the breeding season (March-May), admire these stalwart birds from a distance.


More than 150 species of passerines — or perching songbirds — have been observed in the Owyhee Canyonlands. You can hear the haunting, cascading song of the canyon wren echo among the towering rock formations or the tinkling of the horned lark among the

sagebrush (which I liken to a squeaking wheel) year-round. These passerines also include a myriad of neotropical birds — species that migrate to Central and South America in the winter — and migrate through the Owyhee only in spring.

One of the earliest birds to arrive in February is Say’s phoebe, a small bird featuring a grey head and wings and a cinnamon belly that nests on the sheltered ledges of cliffs and rimrocks. As a type of flycatcher, Say’s phoebe forages on low-flying insects and has been known to pounce on ground-dwelling insects such as beetles and grasshoppers. Not shy around people, Say’s phoebe can be observed hunting in shrubs and are identifiable by their song which sounds like a slurred whistle followed by a hiccup.

With a vibrant cerulean head and orange breast, the striking plumage of the Lazuli bunting is surely one of the most spectacular and colorful wildlife in the Owyhee Canyonlands. Ornithologist William Rogers Lord waxed eloquently about the vibrant plumage of the bird

and its “vivacious, varied, well-articulated and sweet” song, which sounds like a series of squeaky chirps and buzzes. Lazuli buntings are found along the river corridors and brushy areas, such as chokecherry stands, beginning in late April.

A rare migrant to Oregon—so rare that there are only 17 verified sightings in the state—Virginia’s warbler is one of the most unlikely yet exciting birds to occur in the Owyhee Canyonlands. Virginia’s warbler is a small grey bird with a white eye ring and a yellow patch on its chest, and under its tail that its known to “wag.” The last recorded Owyhee observations were of several territorial pairs on the mountain mahogany-covered slopes of Battle Mountain and Twin Buttes in 1998. If you’re lucky enough to find this elusive visitor, keep your binoculars at the ready throughout June.

The Owyhee Canyonlands is a vast, remote landscape teeming with wildlife in every side canyon, creek and plateau. The intrepid birder willing to make the journey to this landscape—and perhaps brave a bit of bushwhacking and

scrambling over the rugged terrain— will be rewarded with a bouquet of colorful birds and their sweet songs.

In fact, the Owyhee is an oasis for hundreds and hundreds of wonderful, iconic and sensitive plants and animal species and is among the most unique and critically important landscapes for biodiversity in the West. While its remoteness has long protected Oregon’s Owyhee Canyonlands, development pressures and increasing impacts of climate change have led to an urgent need to protect its irreplaceable ecological resources. Oregon Natural Desert Association is advocating to permanently protect the most ecologically important, culturally significant and awe-inspiring public lands in the Owyhee Canyonlands. Learn more and sign the petition to protect the Owyhee today at

—Anne White is the Wildlands Coordinator at Oregon Natural Desert Association, a nonprofit organization that protects and restores Oregon's high desert public lands and waters. Read more of her work at

Left, an American white pelican sports a half-moon bump on its upper bill during the breeding season. Top right, the brilliant blue head of Lazuli bunting is eye-catching amongst green and brown desert hues. Bottom right, Virginia’s warbler is one of the rarest species in the Owyhee Canyonlands. Len Blumin Tara Lemezis Tom Wilberding

From the Mountain to the River: Embracing Bend’s Iconic Pole Pedal Paddle Tradition

The ultimate outdoor adventure and community shines through Central Oregon

If there’s one event that perfectly encompasses the diverse beauty of Central Oregon, it's the Pole Pedal Paddle event. From skiing on Mt. Bachelor to paddling along the Deschutes River, the multi-sport race showcases the beloved outdoor recreational activities that capture the essence of the Bend community.

“It’s certainly a quintessential Bend event,” explains Marieka Greene, the events and financial development director at Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation. “It holds a special place in the hearts of folks who have called Bend home for a long time.”

This year marks the 48th anniversary of Pole Pedal Paddle, which first took place in 1976. The event takes place on Saturday May 18 and organizers anticipate around 2,000 participants. The course begins at Mt. Bachelor and ends at Riverbend Park. Athletes in the race compete solo or as a team to complete the six legs of the race: Alpine skiing, Nordic Skiing, biking down the mountain, running through dirt trails, paddling along the Deschutes River and a final sprint to the finish.

“The race covers so much ground in so many unique ways,” notes Greene. PPP stands as one of Oregon’s largest multi-sport events and serves as the primary fundraising source for MBSEF. Beyond the competitors, PPP engages a big portion of the community, bringing together long time volunteers and supportive spectators to celebrate Bend’s outdoor adventure tradition.

It’s certainly a quintessential Bend event – it holds a special place in the hearts of folks who have called Bend home for a long time.”
— Marieka Greene

“Hundreds of volunteers are essential to making this event possible. While all eyes are on the racers, it truly couldn’t happen without the dedicated volunteers who generously contribute their time, effort and energy,” Green emphasizes.

The Old Mill District will host a day-long celebration featuring awards, a beer garden and live music at Riverbend Park to celebrate the finish of PPP participants. MBSEF also aims to recruit a new generation of PPP volunteers for the event.

Pole Pedal Paddle Sat., May 18, 9am-4pm

Starting from Mt. Bachelor to Riverbend Park Bend $75-$145 to register

The Pole Pedal Paddle race starts at Mt. Bachelor for the Alpine Leg where participants ski down the Leeway Run on the mountain. Courtesy Boswell Photography
834 NW Colorado Ave Bend, Oregon 97703 541-388-0688 Monday - Thursday 10am-6pm Friday & Saturday 9am-6pm Sunday 9am-5pm B E ND’S L O CAL I ND E P E NDENT OUTD O OR R E TAIL E R OUTDOOR RE S EARCH P AT A G O NIA PETZL R A B SALE W A S C AR P A SE A TO S UMMI T SM A R TWOOL T H ERMARE S T MO U N T A I N HA R D WE A R HY DR O FLAS K ZE A L M O NTRAIL A R C ’TE R Y X FI V ETE N GA R MONT KEEN LA SPO R TI V A M A MM U T OS P REY CHAC O SMIT H D A R N TO U G H P RA NA MERREL L OB O Z METOLI U S Bend’s #1 Climbing Shop & Outdoor Retailer

Discover the Magic of Butterfly Pea Flowers

A color-changing marvel

2 oz butterfly pea flower-infused

1/2 oz blueberry jalapeño simple

1/2 oz lemon juice

1/4 oz Crème de Violette

Dry shake the egg white vigorously for 30 seconds. Add pisco, blueberry jalapeño simple syrup, lemon juice and Crème de Violette with a handful of ice to the shaker and shake for 30 seconds more. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with blueberries and violets.

er have been used as an ingredient in herbal drinks for centuries. In Thailand, a tea simply called “blue tea” is made from butterfly pea flowers, honey and lemon and is served as an after-dinner drink. Blue tea is said to be high in antioxidants, much like green tea, but is completely caffeine-free.

Most recently, these bright blue flowers have gained popularity for their color-changing abilities. When infused, the flowers turn the mixture the most magnificent, sapphire-blue color. And if that’s not fascinating enough, when the pH is altered with an acidic addition (for example, with lemon juice) the infusion transforms into a vibrant, magenta pink. On the flip side, when a more alkaline ingredient is added, the liquid turns from blue to a vivid teal green.

Beyond its aesthetic appeal, the butterfly pea flower brings almost no flavor to beverages, allowing it to easily mix with a variety of flavor profiles. From citrusy spritzes to herbal infusions, its versatility knows no bounds, allowing mixologists to experiment freely and craft signature libations that delight the palate.

Incorporating butterfly pea flowers into drinks transcends mere mixology; it’s an exploration of nature's wonders and a celebration of the artistry that lies in crafting unforgettable drinking experiences. Try your hand at growing them in your cocktail garden and purchase seeds from Baker Creek or Park Seed. Magic or science, I still feel like a kid marveling at its color-changing mystique.

*To infuse the pisco, add 5-6 dried butterfly pea flowers to a jar and cover with 4 oz of pisco. Give them a good shake and infuse overnight. Strain and store in the refrigerator and use within two weeks.

Indigo Summer Nights

• 2 oz Empress Indigo Gin*

• 1/2 oz lychee liqueur

• 1/4 oz absinthe

• 2-inch wedge of cucumber, chopped

• Lime bubbly water

• Toasted sesame seed oil

• Orange blossom water

Place the chopped cucumber in the bottom of a shaker and muddle with 1 1/2 Empress 1908 Gin. Add lychee liqueur and absinthe and shake with ice until chilled. Double strain into a prepared glass. Add 4-5 drops of toasted sesame seed oil to the glass and top with lime bubbly water. Slowly top with remaining 1/2 oz Empress 1908 Gin. Garnish with thyme flowers and a passionflower.

*Empress Indigo Gin is an intriguing spirit distilled in Victoria, British Columbia. Its deep violet color is achieved from the addition of butterfly pea blossoms late in the distilling process. Other botanicals used are juniper, Empress tea, grapefruit peel, coriander seed, rose petal, ginger root and cinnamon bark.

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

Indigo Summer Nights Photos by Alyson Brown

Pearl’s Puzzle Difficulty

Puzzle for the week of May 6, 2024 Difficulty Level:

Non-union representative 2. Real something or other 3. World's first dead person, according to the Bible 4. Has the undesired effect 5. Close one

6. Star's certain something

7. With 59-Across, they run under taps

8. Change for a hundred 9. Waver

10. Green-skinned god of Ancient Egypt 11. Grow bigger

12. Standing upright

13. Bathroom showroom fixtures 19. Up to date

21. David's "Californication" role

24. "Bluey" watchers

25. Threaded fastener

26. First line of attack

27. Judge of the Yankees

28. Have an idea

29. Its capital is Heraklion

30. Forum covering 33. Decline

34. More untouched

35. It holds a few shots

37. Fold up, as sails

38. "You're going too fast!"

43. Attitude

44. Valet in P.G. Wodehouse stories

45. Big crew

47. Prague resident, e.g.

48. "Proud" family member

49. "Did I do that?"

50. Soccer legend Wambach

51. Red sauce that may be made with chocolate and chilies

52. A Leatherman has a lot of them

54. Propulsion implement

56. Camden crapper

57. Fighter-protecting decision, briefly

58. One of Daddy Warbucks's bodyguards, with "The"

Fill in every row, column, and 3x3 box with each of the letters C O A L R I D G E exactly once.



The highlighted letters read left to right and top to bottom will “My kids always perceived the bathroom as a place where you s un from the ” - Erma Bombeck

Answer for the week of April 29, 2024

Crossword “Country Music”
Level Fill in every row, column, and 3x3 box with each of the letters exactly once. COAL RIDGE The highlighted letters read left to right and top to bottom will complete the quote: “My kids always perceived the bathroom as a place where you wait it out until all the ______s ____ un______ from the ____.” — Erma Bombeck We’re Local! Questions, comments or suggestions for our local puzzle guru? Email Pearl Stark at © Pearl Stark ★ ★ ★ ©2021 Brendan Emmett Quigley ( ACROSS 1. Big chunk 5. You'd better believe it 10. Needs to return things 14. ___ Libre 15. Indian bread? 16. She always replies when spoken to 17. Ewan : prequels :: ___ : originals 18. Girl from Tehran? 20. Holding walls 22. Ship among the reef 23. Swiftie or a member of the Bey Hive, e.g. 24. Corrupts 25. Physicians from Madrid? 31. Baller Caitlin 32. Easily offended sort 33. Letters on a blue lizard bottle 36. Hard to find 37. Bad guy 38. Morally-challenged TV lawyer Goodman 39. One of Eve's grandsons 40. Up to 41. Vega's constellation 42. Flushed-looking 43. Itch from Athens? 45. Close one 46. Go back to square one 47. Thread follower? 50. Very entertained 53. Timber wolves from Vientiane? 55. Electric battery inventor Alessandro 59. See 7-Down 60. Can-do 61. C-3PO worshipers 62. Still life container 63.
a deli 64. Get into someone's business DOWN 1.
Loaves from
“Sex without love is an empty experience, but, as empty experiences go, it's one of the best.” — Woody Allen
empty experience, but, as empty experiences best.”
Allen ©
D C L G A R E A I C O G E A A I O C L G C I I R L O I G H X E V L O T S B S T V B E X H L O L B O S H T V E X V L T O S E B X H O E B X V H L T S X H S T B L E O V E S X H T V O B L B V L E O S X H T T O H L X B S V E Puzzle for the week of May 6, 2024 Difficulty Level: ●●●○ Fill in every row, column, and 3x3 box with each of the letters C O A L R I D G E exactly once. The highlighted letters read left to right and top to bottom will complete the quote: “My kids always perceived the bathroom as a place where you wait it out until all the s un from the ” - Erma Bombeck
“Sex without love is an empty experience, but, as empty experiences go, it's one of the best.” - Woody Allen
is an
- Woody
Pearl Stark
Answer for the week of April 29, 2024
© Pearl Stark



TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Keizoku wa chikara nari is a Japanese proverb that means “To continue is power.” I propose you make that your motto for the next four weeks. Everything you need to happen and all the resources you need to attract will come your way as long as your overarching intention is perseverance. This is always a key principle for you Tauruses, but especially now. If you can keep going, if you can overcome your urges to quit your devotions, you will gain a permanent invigoration of your willpower.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Do you believe there are divine beings, animal spirits, and departed ancestors who are willing and able to help us? If not, you may want to skip this horoscope. I won’t be upset if you feel that way. But if you do harbor such views, as I do, I’m pleased to tell you that they will be extra available for you in the coming weeks. Remember one of the key rules about their behavior: They love to be asked for assistance; they adore it when you express your desires for them to bring you specific blessings and insights. Reach out, Gemini! Call on them.

of your new chapter.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In the coming months, I will encourage you to keep deepening and refining the art of intimacy. I will rejoice as you learn more and more about how to feel close to people you care for and how to creatively deal with challenges you encounter in your quest to become closer. Dear Scorpio, I will also cheer you on whenever you dream up innovations to propitiate togetherness. Bonus blessings! If you do all I’m describing, your identity will come into brighter focus. You will know who you are with greater accuracy. Get ready! The coming weeks will offer you novel opportunities to make progress on the themes I've mentioned.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): I'm taking a gamble here as I advise you to experiment with the counsel of visionary poet and painter William Blake (1757–1825). It's a gamble because I'm asking you to exert a measure of caution as you explore his daring, unruly advice. Be simultaneously prudent and ebullient, Cancerian. Be discerning and wild. Be watchful and experimental. Here are Blake's directions: 1. The road to excess leads to the palace of wisdom, for we never know what is enough until we know what is more than enough. 2. If the fool would persist in his folly, he would become wise. 3. The pride of the peacock is the glory of God. The lust of the goat is the bounty of God. 4. No bird soars too high if it soars with its own wings. 5. Exuberance is Beauty.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You could offer a workshop on the perks of wobbliness. Your anxious ruminations and worried fantasies are so colorful that I almost hesitate to tell you to stop. I’m wondering if this is one of those rare phases when you could take advantage of your so-called negative feelings. Is it possible that lurking just below the uneasiness are sensational revelations about a path to liberation? I’m guessing there are. To pluck these revelations, you must get to the core of the uneasiness.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): During the last 11 months, life has offered you unprecedented opportunities to deepen and ripen your emotional intelligence. You have been vividly invited to grow your wisdom about how to manage and understand your feelings. I trust you have been capitalizing on these glorious teachings. I hope you have honed your skills at tapping into the power and insights provided by your heart and gut. There’s still more time to work on this project, Capricorn. In the coming weeks, seek out breakthroughs that will climax this phase of your destiny.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Cosmic energies are staging a big party in your astrological House of Ambition. It’s a great time to expand and intensify your concepts of what you want to accomplish with your one wild and precious life. You will attract unexpected help as you shed your inhibitions about asking for what you really want. Life will benevolently conspire on your behalf as you dare to get bolder in defining your highest goals. Be audacious, Leo! Be brazen and brave and brilliant! I predict you will be gifted with lucid intuitions about how best to channel your drive for success. You will get feelers from influential people who can help you in your quest for victory. (PS: The phrase “your one wild and precious life” comes from poet Mary Oliver.)

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Is it possible to be too smart for your own good? Maybe, although that won’t be a problem for you anytime soon. However, you may temporarily be too smart for some people who are fixated on conventional and simplistic solutions. You could be too super-brilliant for those who wallow in fear or regard cynicism as a sign of intelligence. But I will not advise you to dumb yourself down, dear Virgo. Instead, I will suggest you be crafty and circumspect. Act agreeable and humble, even as you plot behind the scenes to turn everything upside-down and inside-out—by which I mean, make it work with more grace and benefit for everyone concerned.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In my fairy tale about your life in the coming weeks and months, you will transform from a crafty sleuth to an eager explorer. You will finish your wrestling matches with tricky angels and wander off to consort with big thinkers and deep feelers. You will finish your yeoman attempts to keep everyone happy in the human zoo and instead indulge your sacred longings for liberation and experimentation. In this fairy tale of your life, Libra, I will play the role of your secret benefactor. I will unleash a steady stream of prayers to bless you with blithe zeal as you relish every heart-opening, brain-cleansing moment

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Naturalist and author Henry David Thoreau declared, "We need the tonic of wildness." Amen! In my view, you Aquarians especially need this sweet, rugged healing power in the coming weeks. Borrowing more words from Thoreau, I urge you to exult in all that is mysterious, unsurveyed, and unfathomable. Like Thoreau, I hope you will deepen your connection with the natural world because it "it is cheerfully, musically earnest." Share in his belief that "we must go out and re-ally ourselves to Nature every day. We must take root, send out some little fiber."

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): I have four questions and homework assignments for you, Pisces. 1. Is there a person in your inner circle who is close to ripening a latent talent that would ultimately benefit you? I suspect there is. What can you do to assist them? 2. Is there a pending gift or legacy that you have not yet claimed or activated? I think so. What would be a good first step to get it fully into your life? 3. What half-dormant potency could you call on and use if you were more confident about your ability to wield it? I believe you now have the wherewithal to summon the confidence you need. 4. What wasteful habit could you replace with a positive new habit?

ARIES (March 21-April 19): When my friend Jessalyn first visited Disneyland as a child, she was smitten by its glimmering, unblemished mystery. "It was far more real than real," she said. “A dream come true.” But after a few hours, her infatuation unraveled. She began to see through the luster. Waiting in long lines to go on the rides exhausted her. The mechanical elephant was broken. The food was unappetizing. The actor impersonating Mickey Mouse shucked his big mouse head and swilled a beer. The days ahead may have resemblances to Jessalyn's awakening for you. This slow-motion jolt might vex you initially, although I believe it's a healthy sign. It will lead to a cleansed perspective that’s free of illusion and teeming with clarity.

Homework: What’s your favorite subject to fantasize about?

Marriage and Relationships A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO IMPROVE: Scott Forrester Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner Call for free phone consultation: 541-536-4822 Guided Conversations / Somatic Education Email: Shanti O'Connor MS, NCC, Counselor, Intuitive Energy Healer, Pranic Healer & more! Holistic therapy for the mind, body and spirit Specialized training in trauma Pre & postpartum mental health Somatic and mindfulness healing techniques Intuitive healing sessions



When Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy

Dear Dr. Jane,

My wife and I have been married for 12 years. We’ve got two kids — boys 2 and 4. They’re great but they're a handful. I’m an involved husband and father. I do daycare pick up and drop off, pack the snacks, walk the dog and scoop the litter box. I work full time and so does she. I love my wife and we get along, but her birthday is in early May — and then there’s Mother’s Day. To be honest, it’s a lot. The pressure for me to get everything right is terrible. If I don’t check all the boxes, she’s extremely disappointed. She feels like I don’t love her if I don’t make a good enough holiday effort. I really want to make her happy and I try to make her feel special by buying her flowers and planning something, but it’s never enough. By the time the whole thing is over, I’m exhausted and feel like a failure. We’re usually barely speaking because she’s so disappointed. Of course, there’s no intimacy — which totally sucks.

I’ve talked with my buddies and they’re facing the same thing in their relationships. I have no idea what to do. Can you help?


When Mama Ain’t Happy Ain’t Nobody Happy

Dear When Mama Ain’t Happy, I hear you! You and your wife are both in the middle of a challenging part of adult life. You’ve got two very young kids and all the stresses of family and work life. Here’s what I recommend:

Tip #1 Don’t become overwhelmed.

Sure, it can be stressful, but these are just holidays. Of course you want to please her, and that’s great, but two days a year don’t define you as a partner. Doing things every day for her and the kids is a powerful expression of your love. Make a plan to learn what she likes (and certainly do your best,) but remember that a little bit of love goes a long way when you include the Top Three Mom Desires

Here they are — in no particular order:

A. Time to relax (because being a mom is tiring)

B. A clean house (because it’s hard to relax surrounded by mess)

C. Tasty food (because food tastes so much better when someone else cooks)

Bonus points for a clean sink, thoughtful gift and a card that includes your loving words.

Tip #2 Let go of your expectation that she’s going to love it

Of course, it’d be great if she’s thrilled with everything you’ve done, and that she immediately promises Sexy Time after the kids go to bed. But remember you’re not responsible for her happiness. Just do your best and remember that her happiness is her job — not yours.

As the two of you learn more and

more about each other, you’ll have more fun on these holidays. You’re in the thick of it now with the little kids. I’m not going to lie — this is going to be tough for a while. Until things get easier, try to maintain a sense of humor. Also, many people have trauma about holidays from childhood experiences. For that kind of thing, she’ll need professional help. Unfortunately, you can’t solve past trauma with a box of nuts and chews.

Tip #3: Become a student of her desires

Be curious about her, watch her, learn everything you can about what gives her pleasure. Realize that studying her is an evolving process that you can enjoy for the rest of your marriage. In this process, you’ll understand her more, please her more, love her more.

Keep track of this by creating a note in your phone or in an app where you collect ideas about things she might like. You can include her favorite flowers, music (create a playlist), type of candle and decor style. Figure out her favorite coffee drink. Know her favorite perfume or essential oils, know her sizes and her favorite colors for clothing. Make a list of links that includes house stuff or clothing that she might like you to order online. With this kind of intel, you’ll be golden next year.

I hope this helps.

You got this.

Xoxo, Dr. Jane

—Dr. Jane Guyn (she/her) is a wellknown relationship coach who received her Ph.D. in Human Sexuality and is trained as a Professional Sex Coach and Core Energy Coach.

$5 OFF any purchase over
$20 OFF any purchase over
Bring in this COUPON and SAVE! (
from Dandy’s)
WWW.BENDSOURCE.COM / MAY 9, 2024 / BEND’S INDEPENDENT VOICE 38 42 NW GREENWOOD AVE • BEND, OR 541.788.0860 Immaculate 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath, nestled on an oversized landscaped corner lot with ample parking including RV parking with hookups. Boasting a 3-car garage, a true gem for those seeking both luxury and practicality. Open floor plan w/ newer luxury vinyl plank throughout downstairs. The kitchen has been tastefully updated with subway tile backsplash, modern hardware, undercabinet lighting, and an oversized sink, creating a culinary oasis for everyday enjoyment and entertainment. Primary on main. Upstairs, discover a haven of comfort and versatility, with a remodeled bathroom, additional bedrooms, an expansive bonus room perfect for family gatherings or leisure activities, and an additional office space with breathtaking Cascade Mountain views. Throughout the interior and exterior, updated paint adds a fresh touch. Outside, fencing has been recently updated with a new gate and stain. This home comes complete with a brand-new 2024 GAF roof including a 50-year warranty. 2228 NW 22ND ST, REDMOND • $650,000 NEW LISTING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY • 1019 NW WALL STREET • $375,000 Oregon Body & Bath is a longstanding retail business with an extremely loyal customer base. Excellent downtown location offers unbeatable exposure. Existing lease includes 3 dedicated onsite parking spaces. Multiple opportunities to grow revenue. Signed NDA required for additional details. 21141 SE REED MARKET RD, BEND 97702 • $525,000 Centrally located 3 bedrooms/2 bath Ranch style home on oversized .028 acre corner city lot. This charming house has easy access to both 27th & Highway 97. Recently updated, newer comp roof done in 2019, w/250 sq ft. bonus/office area that is not included in livable sf. Kitchen upgrades include brand dishwasher and stove with granite counter tops, hot water heater & fixtures have been upgraded as well. This home features great views of Pilot Butte, a large deck & large fenced back yard. Gravel front and side yard allows for plenty of room for RV and toys. Right next to Cascade Lakes Brewery. This property has development potential. www SkjersaaGroup com 5 41.3 83 14 26 1 033 NW Newpor t Ave. Bend, OR 97703 Skjersaa Group | Duke Warner Realty Oregon Real Estate Licensees MODERN CRAFTSMAN IN DISCOVERY WEST 3178 NW CELILO LANE Abundant light and vaulted ceilings welcome you to this new construction home in Discovery West. Main level primary bedroom and office, as well as two additional guest bedrooms upstairs, and a generous flex/bonus space. Massive 2+ car garage with a third bay to accommodate toys or a compact vehicle. OFFERED AT $1,675,000 BEAUTIFUL BRASADA RANCH VIEWS 15632 SW MECATE LANE This Brasada lot at .59 acres is slightly sloped for breathtaking views of the Cascade Mountains, small pond for added privacy, and is located near exits for quicker access to Bend, Redmond & Prineville. OFFERED AT $189,000 MODERN FARMHOUSE IN SHEVLIN WEST 3430 NW JACKWOOD PLACE Shevlin West lot 4 is only a few steps away from the large neighborhood park, with a design from the award-winning Muddy River Designs and built by Greg Welch Construction. A modern farmhouse inspired home with an open layout, expansive great room, dining room and main level resident suite and office. Upstairs features two additional guest bedrooms, bathroom along with a generous bonus space. OFFERED AT $1,535,500 Terry Skjersaa Principal Broker, CRS Jason Boone Principal Broker, CRIS Greg Millikan Principal Broker Natasha Smith Broker/Transaction Manager CONTEMPORARY IN DISCOVERY WEST 3219 NW STRICKLAND WAY Contemporary Discovery West home built by award winning collaboration of Ollin Construction & Jason Todd Designs. Covered front porch leads to entry/great room engulfed in natural light. Kitchen features exquisite appliance package, slab quartz counters and custom built-in cabinetry with soft-close doors and drawers. Main level resident suite with curbless walk-in shower, radiant heated bathroom floors and walk-in closet. Upstairs includes two guest bedrooms, full bathroom and loft area. Oversized garage with additional ‘’gear garage’’ bay for all your requisite Central Oregon toys. OFFERED AT $2,175,000 SPACIOUS HOME IN SUN MEADOW 61248 DAYSPRING DRIVE This well-maintained 2456 sqft home offers 5 bedrooms, an office, abundant natural light throughout, and an oversized 3-car tandem garage. An expansive primary bedroom with a soaking tub for relaxing, a separate shower, and a walk-in closet. There are 4 add’l bedrooms, or you could even use the largest bedroom room as a bonus room. Rounding out the upstairs is a reading nook or an additional workspace. OFFERED AT $699,000 NEW PRICE PRAIRIE STYLE IN DISCOVERY WEST 3186 NW STRICKLAND WAY Stunning Discovery West home built by award winning collaboration of Ollin Construction & Jason Todd Designs. Covered front porch leads to entry/great room engulfed in natural light. Kitchen features exquisite appliance package, slab quartz counters and custom built-in cabinetry with soft-close doors and drawers. Main level resident suite with curbless walk-in shower, radiant heated bathroom floors and walk-in closet. Main level also features an office/study that could serve dual purpose as a guest space. Upstairs includes two guest bedrooms, full bathroom and loft area. OFFERED AT $1,798,500 541ROOFING.COM Roof Replacement Custom Heat Coil Systems Insurance Claim Specialists Contact for Free Appraisal “Where quality meets value” Veteran owned - Family operated 541 ROOFING & HEAT COIL 541 ROOFING & HEAT COIL REAL ESTATE ADVERTISE IN OUR REAL ESTATE SECTION ADVERTISE@BENDSOURCE.COM Kelly Johnson Broker Bend Premier Real Estate 541-610-5144 “Love where you live!” Licensed in the State of Oregon FIND YOUR PLACE IN BEND & 541.771.4824 ) Otis Craig Broker, CRS


n the exciting and sometimes stressful journey of purchasing a home, a buyer's agent stands as a strong partner, navigating a complicated and competitive process to ensure their client's journey is smooth and successful. From meticulously scouring listings to negotiating the best deal, our role extends far beyond the facilitation of a transaction. Buyer's agents are the guardians of our client's interests, offering expertise, guidance and advocacy every step of the way. Let’s look at just a few of the responsibilities we fulfill as we lead you through your homebuying process.

1. Learn about your goals and advise on ways to meet them.

2. Connect you with the lenders known for their reputable, competitive and innovative approaches.

3. Call the owners of For Sale By Owner properties to see if their property meets your needs.

4. Negotiate with the owners of For Sale By Owner properties to ensure you buy the property with representation for the lowest cost.

5. Reach out to owners of off-market homes that may be of interest to you.

6. Explain the homebuying process from start to finish.

7. Review resale potential of the properties you are considering.

8. Connect you with quality home inspectors who get the job done and meet timelines.

9. Provide information on property issues like oil tanks, lead paint and radon gas.

10. Point out details of properties you may not be aware of or overlook, such as area development plans.

11. Complete continuing education regularly to stay up-to-date and educated.

12. Network with agents both locally and nationally to better connect you to


13. Carry Error and Omission insurance to help protect you from human error.

14. Practice the highest standards of confidentiality about you and your position.

15. Preview properties to see if they would be a good fit, thus saving you time.

16. Educate you on today’s market conditions.

17. Pull tax records and permits on properties of interest.

18. Provide disclosure forms to seller to assure representations of property are made in writing, and review for potential red flags.

19. Assist you in navigating forms that need to be signed.

20. Help determine the market value of the property prior to making an offer.

21. Coordinate, attend and help review the results of the home inspection.

22. Work with your lender on timing to order the home appraisal.

23. Provide, when requested, utility cost information on properties of interest.

24. Provide information to appraiser as needed.

25. Make sure your offer to purchase is competitive and negotiate your position strongly and firmly.

26. Review preliminary title reports with you to help identify any red flags.

27. Provide you with a copy of all documents you have signed.

28. Review sales agreement with buyer so that all terms are understood.

In conclusion, the indispensable role of a buyer's agent cannot be overstated. With a buyer's agent by your side, the path to finding your dream home becomes not just a transaction, but a personalized and rewarding experience tailored to your unique needs and aspirations.

VOLUME 28 ISSUE 19 / MAY 9, 2024 / THE SOURCE WEEKLY 39 GEOFF GROENER Licensed Broker 541.390.4488 Your Coastal Connection Your Coastal Connection EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY. EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED. Get Noticed in our Real Estate Section contact We will help you make informed decisions in today’s complicated real estate market. Rhonda Garrison & Brittany Barton Brokers, Licensed in Oregon 541.279.1768 Lifetime locals providing top-tier service in Central Oregon for over 20 years. REAL ESTATE
What Your Buyer’s Agent Does For You It’s more than you know HOME PRICE ROUNDUP << LOW 16028 Dick Rd., La Pine 3 beds, 2 baths, 1,462 square feet; 1.89 acres lot Built in 1980 $569,000 Listed by Debbie Martorano, RE/MAX Key Properties MID >> 3098 NW Kelly Hill Ct., Bend 3 beds, 3 baths, 2,080 square feet; .18 acres lot Built in 2004 $849,000 Listed by Pattie Serbus & Megan Serbus, RE/ MAX Key Properties << HIGH 65900 Cline Falls Rd., Bend 3 beds, 3 baths, 3,250 square feet; 19.02 acres Built in 1977 $2,190,000 Listed by A’Leah Knight, RE/MAX Key Properties


WAITE 6/30
GALES 7/10
Issuu converts static files into: digital portfolios, online yearbooks, online catalogs, digital photo albums and more. Sign up and create your flipbook.