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IN THIS ISSUE The Source Weekly 704 NW Georgia Ave., Bend, OR 97703 t. 541-383-0800 f. 541-383-0088 EDITOR Nicole Vulcan

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In addition to being Thanksgiving week, November is also Native American Heritage Month—declared so in 1990 by President H.W. Bush. To mark that, this week’s issue reserves some space to tell tales of local indigenous people doing important work in the community, as well as other stories of sharing in some Thanksgiving-related fun. Thanksgiving also marks the official start of the holiday shopping season, so this issue also aims to encourage locals to Shop Local and support local business on Shop Small Saturday—or any day, really. It’s good for local business, and the local economy, and as one story here demonstrates, it doesn’t always require a visit to a brick-and-mortar store. From all of us at the Source Weekly, we hope you have a great week filled with nourishing food and productive dinner-table conversations that unite, rather than divide. It’s a tall order, to be sure… but you got this!



In honor of Shop Local Saturday, Source staffers sought out fresh and unique angles on shopping locally, including a review of Bend, Redmond and Sisters antique stores on page 8, a look at how local stores are tapping into a nationwide customer base through online sales on page 11 and a roundup of local artisan fairs in Artwatch on page 35.

SOUND—Blue Flamez


CULTURE—The holidays are coming!


An award-winning indigenous hip-hop artist recently played a show at COCC. Isaac Biehl caught up with Scott Kalama—aka Blue Flamez—about the positive messages in his shows.

Do you know what you’re doing to bring the whole family together? We check out some new takes on family games you can unite around this season.

CHOW—A Farm to Table Thanksgiving


OUTSIDE—Restoring Native Foodways


Cayla Clark visits local farmers sharing the message of why small-farm turkey raising is better for animals, humans and the land. A national movement to restore indigenous food practices is playing out in Central Oregon at one native-owned farm.


On the Cover: Featuring Source staff, Timm Collins, Darris Hurst and Isaac Biehl as photographers and guest appearance from Publisher Aaron Switzer as Santa. Special thanks to Santaland in the Old Mill District for the Santa costume and Martha Murray for just being Martha. Photo by Megan Baker • Call for Artists: If you're interested in being a SW featured artist, email:

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Sound 15 Live Music & Nightlife

Events 21 Artwatch 35


Chow 39

Hatchet Bar! Yes, it turns out that axe throwing and alcohol really do go together. Cayla Clark chats with the owners of an upcoming concept bar in Bend.

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Covered Wagons and Historical Water Rights: Both Out of Date


ere’s a thing that’s just as antiquated as a covered wagon: The way Central Oregon treats its relationship with one of its most coveted resources, its water. The system that allocates water resources from the precious Deschutes River has largely been in place since those covered wagon days—and if the local irrigation districts get their way, it’s largely going to stay that way. Just as covered wagons are no longer en vogue for transportation—or even for advertising a city’s transportation survey (see this week’s Letters to the Editor)—so too should antiquated water allocations be out of vogue as well. Back when local irrigation systems were put in place, people knew far less than they do now about how raising and lowering stream flows, in diverting water for irrigation, would impact species such as the Oregon spotted frog, that depend on more stable flows for survival. Neither may they have anticipated that, in areas around the now-booming city of Bend, that people would be living on rural properties without farming the land. Those founders may not have foreseen that non-farming rural property owners may someday—as they do now— throw away water in lieu of losing their water rights, simply because irrigation districts say they should “use it or lose it.” Those founders likely didn’t anticipate that farther north—where the Deschutes flows after leaving Bend—that actual farmers would be suffering from lack of water because of what was taken for those non-farmers upstream. But even if those European settlers didn’t foresee it all, it’s still all true today. Right now, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is finalizing its Deschutes River Basin Habitat Conservation Plan—an agreement between local irrigation districts and the federal government that is, in theory, aimed at reducing the harm caused by irrigation. Unfortunately, as local river advocates have resoundingly asserted, the plan doesn’t go far enough to address the health of the river. Stream flows are set too low to make it healthy for species such as the spotted frog,

steelhead and bull trout, and the phasing in of that process is taking far too long, at 30 years. What’s more, “senior” water rights holders such as Central Oregon Irrigation District, located closer to the source of the Deschutes, often use water unnecessarily, at the expense of junior water rights holders. As Central Oregon LandWatch puts it: “For many of the COID water users, the water is merely a real estate amenity or, at best, used for a hobby farm. Wasteful flood irrigation is practiced in many places.  The COID advocates use over conservation. That is not to say that all COID patrons want to waste water.  Actually, a growing number of them have made it clear that they would like to lease their water to the River and NUID (North Unit Irrigation District) farmers, but COID is currently preventing that.” What’s more, massive, expensive piping projects may not be the best solution for saving water; incentives for landowners to save water could be even more beneficial. The Deschutes River and its tributaries do offer enough water to cover the needs of our growing region—but only if local irrigators such as COID allow more sharing of those resources, and do more to end water waste. A hobby farmer in Bend should not be flood irrigating her property simply to stave off losing her water allocation, while downstream, a carrot seed farmer in Madras sees his fields lie fallow for lack of water. As climate change puts further strain on precious resources, it’s time to see each droplet count. Fortunately, local people have until 8:59 pm on Dec. 3 to weigh in on what changes they would like to see in the way of water in Central Oregon. People can submit comments directly at the Federal Register by referencing Docket No. FWS–R1–ES–2019–0091. Central Oregon LandWatch and the website Deschutes3030. com also offer links to the comment portal. People have long agreed that covered wagons are not an ideal form of transportation. Now it’s time to agree that irrigation systems put in place during the covered-wagon days need to go too. 





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Regardless of intent, a negative impact on marginalized communities is what’s to expect when white nationalism ideals are coming from the editor’s desk. —Joanne Mina


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When reduced to its simplest aim, the proposed Deschutes Basin Habitat Conservation Plan appears to be a request for a Get Out of Jail card for the 8 irrigators and the City of Prineville. They are asking USFWS to allow them to continue draining the river thus killing the fish, frogs and insects that rely on that habitat. There may be some proposals to save and reallocate water in the plan but basically it is an attempt to avoid lawsuits while continuing to figure out a way around the centuries old allocation of Deschutes River water that the people of Oregon own in common. USFWS should not grant a permit to allow legal killing of endangered species – not for 5 years or the 30 years proposed. —Joette Storm


The plan to build low rent housing for seasonal employees working at The Lodge and other businesses in Sunriver merits approval. The parking issue is moot as most of the workers won’t have autos and the Resort is offering shuttle service. It is also a short walk or bike ride to their places of employment. —Richard Asadoorian


We have to be responsible and plan ahead in this wonderful beer town! There are a lot of places to drink alcohol listen to music and activities to entertain us. Uber, cab and wonderful designated drivers are a big part. The buzzed driving bothers me a great deal a person can get pulled over for made up reasons. Remember the pothole disaster including Newport and Portland avenue? We were dodging the holes and drivers were getting pulled over and asked if they were drinking! Make sure all your lights are working and watch over your friends and take away their keys. Let’s be responsible and use the buddy system you see those kindergarden kids holding hands walking

Poets in public! Six poets—including judges and winners from the Source poetry contest—read from their works Sunday at the Deschutes Public Library in downtown Bend. From left: Kit Stafford (judge), Marc Drexler (2nd place), Meli Broderick Eaton (3rd place), Ellen Waterston (honorable mention), Cat Finney (4th place) and Irene Cooper (judge). Thanks to the students and faculty from the OSU-Cascades MFA in Creative Writing program and the Deschutes Public Library for their collaboration on the contest! Photo by Nicole Vulcan.

with those teachers during school hours. Well, let’s be adults; walk if you can. If you drive to a drinking establishment, get a ride to your car the next day. Be safe and party on! —Chad Brindle

RE: TOURNAMENT OF SIDE DISHES, 11/21 I loved the Source Weekly’s Tournament of Side Dishes report in the November 21st edition. However, I think that the Rules Committee should put an asterisk on the win by mashed potatoes on the grounds that it got an illegal assist from gravy, which is no small matter because gravy made it all the way to the semi-finals before being defeated by stuffing. Furthermore, because no one eats mashed potatoes without gravy if gravy is available, and no one eats gravy like soup, I ask that the Rules Committee make mashed potatoes and gravy a single side dish in future tournaments. The tournament would be fairer if steamed broccoli replaced gravy as a single side dish Let’s face it:   mashed potatoes only won because voters included gravy with it in their mental image.  If the side dish had been mashed potatoes without gravy, it would not have won the tournament. —Eddie Kinnamon

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Eddie: The Rules Committee duly heeds your request and will note such assists in future tournaments. I mean, gravy truly doesn’t get anywhere alone… But steamed broccoli on this holiday?! Come on… Come on in for your gift card to Palate! —Nicole Vulcan

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To be a newspaper editor is to have the power and responsibility of helping to guide discourse in a community, not a lightweight job for sure. It requires knowledge, wisdom and vision. Unfortunately, The Bulletin was lacking all three in a November 13 editorial. On Nov 6. Bend’s council saw a packed house of constituents sharing their concerns for cold weather shelter, addiction, climate crisis and more but what caught the editor’s attention was a discussion of an image used in connection with a transportation survey being conducted by the city. Simply put, the City of Bend decided to use an image of a covered wagon referencing the colonization of Oregon with a pun making it clear that the target audience of the city’s survey was white people that connect with the message of "settling the West." When the City of Bend sees history and present day events like the transportation survey only through a white lens, it is a disservice to all of us, and that is why some folks (including myself) step up to tell a more rounded perspective of the impact that imagery and messaging like this has on marginalized communities. During and since the meeting, city officials have expressed a willingness to dialogue, to learn and to work to avoid being "insensitive to the displacement of native people’ in our region." For its part, The Bulletin took offense at the critical questioning of Oregon’s history while completely ignoring perspectives of communities of color living in Central Oregon, including descendants and survivors of genocide, people indigenous to this land and still rightful stewards of it. In doing so, the paper fanned the embers of white defensiveness and hostility rather than helping the white community confront the fact that many of their ancestors did heinous things, that they were not just settlers but oppressors. The editorial lacks any accurate historical reference to educate an audience possibly ignorant of the genocide that came with colonization, or the racist laws that marked Oregon since the earliest days of Oregon statehood. Instead, the editorial was quick to call for action to defend an idealized white narrative. Sadly, and ominously, such a failure of vision and integrity aligns well with the rhetoric of white nationalism.

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Deschutes County is set to open a stabilization center this spring. With a 17-fold increase in mental health calls over the past decade, it’s a welcome addition By Laurel Brauns


alls to the Bend Police Department involving people who were “allegedly mentally ill” increased by 172% from 2010 to 2017. People affected by mental illness end up in prisons and jail at a much higher rate than people without a diagnosis. In response to the increase in calls, Deschutes County has created a number of innovative programs—backed by federal grants— aimed at intervening early to connect people with the resources they need to stay out of jail and the emergency room. For many people with schizophrenia, bipolar and psychosis, the first point of entry into mental health treatment is the criminal justice system, after they commit petty crimes like trespassing or disorderly conduct, explained Holly Harris, crisis program manager for Deschutes County Health Services. Forty-four percent of people in Deschutes County Adult Jail had a mental illness in 2016, according to a study by the County. Once they enter the system, it’s hard for them to get out, as their symptoms make self-advocacy a challenge, Harris said. On a national level, Oregon ranked dead last in a 2018 study by Mental Health America, comparing the state’s high prevalence of mental illness with low rates of access to care. But Harris believes that locally, the community’s progressive services for those with severe mental illness may serve as a model for the rest of Oregon, and even other counties across the U.S.

Co-Responder Program On a typical day, Abby Levin rides alongside officers from Bend PD, helping them respond to calls that range from wellness checks for a person with suicidal ideation, to direct interventions with someone engaged in “criminal mischief.” “There has been a huge shift in law enforcement and their openness and willingness to collaborate with mental health,” said Levin, who works as a professional counselor within the Community Response Team, the mental health unit Bend Police Chief Jim Porter added in 2015 to effectively respond to the increase in mental illness calls. “Everyone is having better outcomes. No one wants to use force when interacting with someone. We can de-escalate these situations much more effectively because the officers have more support.” Levin’s position is funded through Deschutes County’s Law Enforcement and Behavioral Health Partnerships for Early Diversion Grant—a federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grant that will also partially fund a new Stabilization Center, slated to open this spring. Stabilization Center Stabilization centers are popping up around the country as a way to divert those struggling with a mental health issue from landing in jail or the emergency room, according to Harris, who has toured 17 facilities since the project was initiated in September 2015. Some stabilization

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The Deschutes County Stabilization Center will open in the spring of 2020 and will cost approximately $2.5 million per year to run 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

centers also provide a safe place to go for those coming off of drugs and alcohol, but the dangers of detoxification require more medical staff, so the Deschutes County Sobering Center will not be added to the project until 2021, when county commissioners will decide whether to add these additional expenses into the budget. The center is slated to open this spring inside the former probation and parole building near the Bend Fire Department off Hwy. 20, which cost over $1.5 million to renovate. The improvements include five recliners with dividers for privacy, water features to create a peaceful environment, and an open office and conference room for mental health professionals, nurses, psychiatrists, peer support mentors and case managers. Harris described an example candidate for stabilization named Bill: He’s been diagnosed with schizophrenia; he refuses to take his medication because he does not think he’s mentally ill, and he was recently evicted from his home, but had to be physically removed because he believed he owned the house. He doesn’t fit the criteria to be forced into a psychiatric hospital, so now he’s homeless. For Bill, loneliness and isolation trigger schizophrenic episodes. Once the center opens its doors, if Bill ends up “breaking in” to his old house, instead of being arrested, he’ll be taken to the center. There he can socialize with the staff and his peers, receive psychiatric treatment, have a warm

meal and a place to sleep, and ideally re-engage long enough to develop a plan for a new place to live. Forensic Diversion Program Harris helped start Deschutes County’s Forensic Diversion Program three years ago to help people with mental illness who end up in the Deschutes County jail. The FDP team is made up of mental health professionals, peer supports and case managers who meet with people who are incarcerated to first establish rapport. When that person gets out of jail, the team works to immediately connect the person to mental health treatment and meet their basic needs for housing and safety. “Some of the people we’ve worked with have had a ton of charges; they are well known in the criminal justice system,” Harris said. “But we’ve worked with 80 individuals since we began and we have seen a 58% reduction in the rate of recidivism.” “I feel like we are doing some incredibly innovative and progressive things in Deschutes County, so the national statistics about Oregon… they just don’t resonate with me locally,” Harris said. “We’ve had a mobile [mental health crisis response] team for over 14 years; most communities do not. We have a police department with a mental health unit; most communities do not. We are getting a stabilization center; most communities don’t have one. We’ve been a model for the state in many ways.” 

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Students, Stress and Suicide A recent City Club forum took a closer look at Oregon’s new ‘Mental Health Days’ law and how it could help students



n February, a group of Central Oregon students proposed a new bill to the Oregon Legislature—one that would allow high school students the opportunity to take five mental health days over a threemonth period without academic consequences. The bill was inspired by the nationwide effort among youth to change the stigma surrounding mental health, by promoting open conversations and increased awareness. In June, Gov. Kate Brown signed Oregon’s bill into law. The goal is to encourage students struggling with mental health issues to be honest about their difficulties. In general, it’s seen immense community support. At the Nov. 21 City Club of Central Oregon forum, “Mental Health Days in Schools—It’s Now the Law,” community members gathered to speak on resources for youth mental health and discuss the implications of the new law. On the panel were Sean Reinhart, executive director of special programs for Bend-La Pine Schools, Lindsay Overstreet, a pediatric behavioral health supervisor and Angelina Montoya, a psychiatric specialist. Erin Rook, diversity coordinator at OSU-Cascades, moderated the discussion.  The law was well-received. Parents and teachers agreed that no harm could come from promoting open communication and working toward widespread de-stigmatization. State Rep. Cheri Helt (R-Bend), a major facilitator of the bill, said it was crucial to “change the culture around asking for help.” She noted that the true intention of the law was to

initiate conversation. Reinhart noted that youth today are extremely vocal about their needs and concerns—that it’s parents and guardians who needed to communicate more openly and effectively. “Kids are coming in with a high number of ACEs— Adverse Childhood Experiences,” he said. “The single most common factor is a lack of positive adult relationships.” Overstreet added, “The most powerful tool that I have as a psychiatrist is my ability to listen.” Student advocates, child psychologists and mental health professionals believe this is a conversation that is both necessary and urgent. Why now? A study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that suicide rates among those age 10-24 had increased 56% from 2007 to 2017, and a report published by the American Psychological Association this year found that suicidal thoughts among teens age 18 to 19 had increased a staggering 46% from 2008 to 2017. Oregon has one of the highest suicide rates in the country. According to the Oregon Health Authority, 825 people died by suicide in the state in 2017. Rates of suicide in Oregon have been consistently higher than in the rest of the U.S. for the past 30 years. While mental health professionals are unable to pinpoint one reason behind the sharp incline, they believe it’s a combination of increased stress at school, the prevalence of social media, bullying and

Overstreet and Sean Reinhart discuss the implications of the new ‘Mental Health Days’ law at a Central Oregon City Club forum on Nov. 21.

stigma-related shame. Still, some believe that the new mental health law is doing students more harm than good. John Hirschauer, contributor to the National Review, believes that the bill “exacerbates the problems it purports to allay.” Hirschauer believes that there is an important distinction between mental health and mental illness that is being overlooked. “The very premise of the bill — that days off from school will abate the suicide problem— misdiagnoses the cause of the suicide epidemic. Does sapping kids of their fortitude and resolve, indulging the timid impulse that tells them they’re just not strong enough to go to history class today, really convince them that their lives are worth living? There is a morsel of truth in the drunk-uncle sentiment that ‘our grandparents didn’t have ‘mental-health days,’ and they turned out just fine.’ Because they didn’t. And they did.”  Legislators passed the bill to help those suffering from diagnosable mental illnesses and those who authentically feel mentally overwhelmed—not those with a looming test or an aversion to gym class. Hailey Hardcastle of Sherwood, Oregon, a student advocate responsible for the bill, confirmed this sentiment in an interview with CNN.

“You take a day off if you have a cold, because resting up will make you feel better, and if you’re having a really bad anxiety attack or you’re going through a bout of depression, taking a day off can make you feel better,” she said. Alicia Viani, a licensed clinical social worker and longtime therapist, believes that the newly passed law is a valuable tool—not a solution. “When students can make an empowered choice about their own mental health needs, especially in a preventative way to lessen crises down the road, that can help teach tools of self-care for greater success in their futures. It’s typical for people to address mental health issues when they have already escalated,” she explained in an email to the Source Weekly. “This tool can teach teens to address needs before symptomatic implosions or explosions.” “Stigma” is a word that came up consistently throughout the forum, and the statewide consensus seems to be that de-stigmatization og mental illness is a top priority. “Acknowledging the reality of mental health issues, de-stigmatizing them and teaching students to assess their own stress levels is important,” Viani noted. “There needs to be much more support for students in Bend.”  From left, Erin Rook, Angelina Montoya, Lindsay

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Don't tell the kids, but Santa isn't the only game in town when it comes to scoring cool holiday gifts. Let these Shop Local suggestions serve as guideposts for mom, dad, grandma, grandpa and all the rest of the relatives looking to support the local economy this season.

oldies but goodies At these antique stores, there really is something for everyone By Isaac Biehl


ostalgia is incredibly powerful—and when that feeling is captured in a gift, it’s hard to be topped. That’s why exploring through antique shops and second-hand stores can be so fun. Either you find an item that strikes a personal chord, or you manage to stumble across something so cool that you can’t say no. That’s why, in honor of the Shop Local issue this holiday season, I recommend checking out a few of the local antique shops in the area—because you never know what you might find. Here are a few stores in the area that are must-hits. Iron Horse Second Hand Store This place is kind of magical. Each room is filled with its own quirks and you’re bound to find something of interest. Iron Horse was actually one of the first places I came after moving to Bend looking for things to help fill out the apartment—and trust me, the furniture finds here are pretty sweet. Plus, Iron Horse just opened up its second location back in September, so there are even more treasures to find now. There’s definitely a reason why they won Best Antique Store in our Best of Central Oregon 2019 poll.

Redmond Antique Mall This is probably one of my favorite antique stores I’ve ever visited. Compared to other tightly squeezed antiques stores, the Redmond Antique Mall is spacious and easy to navigate. There’s just so much cool stuff here—old-school neon signs, a great variety of classic toys (I was seconds away from buying a PlayStation One while I was there), and this time of year you can bet you’ll find a robust collection of Christmas-y finds. The cherry on top? One whole part of the store features a giant collection of old and new comic books and other related memorabilia. Redmond Antique Mall 2127 S Hwy. 97, Redmond Open daily, 10:30am-5:30pm

210 NW Congress St., Bend Open Tue.-Sat., 10:30am-5:30pm

Kalamazoo’s Antique Mall Walking into this place right in downtown Sisters is kind of a trip. Instead of feeling cluttered or “old,” the Kalamazoo Antique Mall just feels historical. There are some pretty interesting finds in here—like old military gear, tools, a plethora of knick-knacks, little bits of history shown through art, posters and more. Walking through each section thoroughly will take some time—but it’s totally worth it if you’re spending a day in Sisters.

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shop for a (santa cause E-bike sales are soaring—making them one big way to “Shop Small” By Laurel Brauns

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Stewart Fritchman, owner of Bellatazza Coffee, stands with the cargo bike he recently bought at Bend Electric Bikes to deliver coffee orders to his customers.


uy an electric bike for the eco-conscious thrill-seeker and they’ll probably thank you many times over as they’re flying up Awbrey Butte without breaking a sweat. “Santa is fully on the e-bike KoolAid train. Kris Kringle is crushing it this month,” said Sterling McCord, owner and operator of Bend Electric Bikes on NW Hill Street. “Not everyone has $950 to throw at a present—and it’s hard to fit under the tree—but it’s a useful present. This is something that will make your life more rich and more full for many, many years… at least 10 years.” It may be hard to tell by living in a city that’s been dubbed “Bike Town, U.S.A,” but sales for traditional “sweaty” bikes fell by 8% nationwide last year, while sales of electric bikes rose by 183% over the last two years, according to the NPD Retail Tracking Service. Courtney Van Fossan, cultural agent of change at BEB, believes the trend is an indicator that both locals and newcomers to Bend are ditching their cars in favor of bike commuting. She estimates over half of the shop’s customers this year bought a bike as

a practical way to get around town as opposed to buying one as a toy or a piece of sporting equipment. While there is a growing interest in bike commuting, Van Fossan believes Bend lacks the critical mass of cities like Portland, where 6.3% of the population reported bike commuting in 2017 (according to the Portland Bureau of Transportation) in contrast to Bend’s 3.65% in 2016 (according to U.S. Census data published by the City of Bend). “We’re behind, but also consider where we are on earth, in the middle of the State of Oregon, not in the middle of a big metropolitan area where you have more access to infrastructure, more people to support the culture and more people riding together,” Van Fossan said. “We don’t have the masses now for a bigger movement, but it’s coming.” Organizations like Bend Bikes and Commute Options (both bike advocacy nonprofits) are working to make sure connective bicycle infrastructure is a priority in the City’s 20-year Transportation System Plan, Van Fossan explained.

“More and more people are coming in here and saying ‘I want to be out of my car and be on my bike more because of traffic, because of health, because of the environment,’” she said. “Electric bikes are a vehicle to make that happen because they remove barriers.” E-bikes make biking accessible to people who may have been excluded in the past: people with disabilities, busy moms with kids to cart around, and people who just don’t feel like they’re fit enough to make a bike their primary mode of transportation, Van Fossan said. Beyond varying abilities, BEB also carries bikes designed for a range of intended uses from commuting, to riding in the dirt, to carrying cargo. Prices range from $995 for the “Pint,” an electric one-wheeled skateboard by Onewheel, to the “S-Works Turbo Levo” carbon-framed mountain bike from Specialized for $12,075. A mid-range Cruiser is about $2700, according to BEB’s website. The store has a large selection of cargo bikes designed specifically for those who need to transport heavy loads like their tools, their kids, their

newspapers, or their fresh roasted coffee, McCord said. For example, Stewart Fritchman, owner of Bellatazza Coffee, recently bought a cargo bike with the goal of enjoying the open air while making most of his store deliveries. “Cargo bikes are built to be more rugged and durable,” McCord said. “You’ll go faster, ride it more, carry heavier loads. You’ll wonder if you could hook a trailer up to it and drag your Great Dane up (NW) Troon.” The majority of other bike stores in Bend carry at least a few electric bikes in stock, and Pedego Electric Bikes in downtown Bend has a wide selection of commuters, cruisers, cargo and mountain bikes made by Pedego, a company founded in 2008 in Newport Beach, California The Bend store is owned and operated by local Kevin Rea.  Bend Electric Bikes 223 NW Hill St.

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shopping local: downtown bend and beyond Unique, local gift ideas for the quirky weirdos in your life By Cayla Clark

Gifts for the Dude Hipster in your life: 1. Some sweet vintage vinyl at Recycle Music LLC. 2. Bearded Oregon beard oil, found at Revolvr Menswear (try the “Bend” scent – Cedar + Pale Ale). 3. A craft cocktail date-night at the Dogwood Cocktail Cabin (nothing screams “hipster” louder than beet-infused vodka). Gifts for the Lady Hipster in your life: 1. ZENS Glass Travel Tea Set, found at Townshend Tea Company (steep loose-leaf tea on the go). 2. Courageux Designs Jewelry, found at Eclectic Soul Athletics (designed by Rachel Pernotto, Bend local)! 3. A Moon Lake Designs handbag, found at Lulu’s Boutique (ethical, up-cycled items – every purchase supports Mayan women)!

Gifts for the Foodie in your life: 1. Local Wagyu from Primal Cuts Meat Market (sustainably sourced). 2. A six-pack of mix-and-match, artisanal olive oils and vinegars from Navidi’s ($35… only $40 to ship)! 3. A DIY spice combination from Savory Spice Shop.

Gifts for the Mountain Maniac in your life: 1. A “Bend” Hydroflask, found at Cascade Cottons (not just for tourists)! 2. Crab Grab snow gloves, found at Tactics (made by Bend locals, Preston and Dawn Strout)! 3. A SnoPlanks snowboard, found at Tactics (handcrafted in Bend)! Gifts for the Dog-Obsessed person in your life: 1. Sierra’s Tugs handmade dog toys, found at Bendy Dog (locally made by a dog-lover, initially to pay for her pup’s surgeries)! 2. A Ruffwear ‘Powder Hound’ jacket, found at MudBay (widely distributed

As online retail sales grow, local store owners use web stores to find new customers and curate unique experiences By Nicole Vulcan


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Gifts for the Hippie in your life: 1. A chakra pendulum, found at Trivia Antiques (help your loved ones align). 2. Essential oils and incense from the Cosmic Depot. 3. “The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit Guidebook,” found at Pegasus Books (discover your daily spirit animal).

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t’s no secret that online shopping is gaining in popularity for Americans who want to save time shopping for everything from groceries to gifts. According to Internet Retailer, people bought $517 billion worth of retail goods online in 2018—up from $390 billion in 2016. In 2018, that accounted for 14.3% of total retail sales (which factors out things not normally bought online, such as gas or food in restaurants). Ten years ago, e-commerce accounted for just 5.1% of sales. And while sites such as Amazon are some consumers’ go-tos, that’s not exactly the golden path to shopping local. For local retailers, e-commerce sites that allow them to sell what they offer in their stores are an increasingly popular way to serve those customers who would rather shop while sitting by a warm fire at home.

– but still Bend local)! 3. A Ginger Bed dog bed, found at Bendy Dog (made by local John Acree in his garage)! And just for the love of dogs, a bonus gift idea: 4. Mama T’s CBD Pet Products, found online at mamatspetproducts.

Gifts for the Cool Nerd in your life: 1. A Cardboard Cut-Out from Pegasus Books (Storm Troopers and Star Trek characters available for purchase). 2. ‘642 Tiny Things to Draw’, found at Ju-Bee-Lee (inspirational sketchbook). 3. The Blockbuster Board Game, available at the last existing Blockbuster (perfect for ‘90s enthusiasts). 

Here’s how some local retailers use their websites to drive more sales. “As a small business, we cannot compete with Amazon,” said Mandy Butera, owner of Wren & Wild, a “clean beauty” boutique in downtown Bend with a full e-commerce website that mirrors the store. “We choose to focus on what works for us—i.e., offering outstanding service, special promotions (including free shipping on products), special deluxe sampling, unique brands not found on Amazon, FaceTime consultations, social media giveaways and more.” Butera told the Source that she does a “healthy business” in online sales, mostly from out-of-towners who visited the store and continue to be clients. “We are also first and foremost a clean beauty retailer and we monitor our stock very carefully. We would never sell

Cardboard cut-outs for the Cool Nerd in your life, found at Pegasus Books in downtown Bend.

a product that is past expiration; I am not sure you can get that level of trust or service on Amazon,” Butera said. At Root Adorned, a store offering artisan home goods in Bend’s Northwest Crossing neighborhood, owner Erin Hasler said about 10% of her total sales happen online. She offers the majority of the store’s lines on the website— besides items such as plants, which they can’t ship. For both retailers, having the online presence helps them gain customers they wouldn’t otherwise see. “We ship quite a bit to L.A., New York and Seattle,” Hasler said. “Our Central Oregon customers love coming into the shop to get the full experience and to get first dibs on new items that may not have hit the website yet.” Both retailers have also opted not to offer their products on Amazon, preferring to use their own sites to market their goods. “It’s really difficult for a small business to compete online with Amazon on pricing. However the majority of the items that we carry aren’t available on Amazon,” Hasler said. “We want to be able to offer our clients a beautiful process from start to finish with their online shopping experience and it’s just easier for us to do that from our website.” 

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As part of her quest to give online customers a personal experience, Mandy Butera of Wren & Wild does FaceTime consultations with clients.



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Earn your slice of pie walking or running the 5K or 1-mile course! Bring non-perishable food donations and bake a pie for the chance to win the Pie Contest! All proceeds benefit Girls on the Run of Central Oregon and Neighbor Impact. Thu., Nov. 28, 9-11am. Old Mill District. 450 SW Powerhouse Dr., Suite 422, Bend. $10/adults, $5/kids.


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Head downtown, pick up your passport, and have it stamped by over 70 local businesses! Enter your completed passport in a raffle for a chance to win one of multiple prize baskets, which will be filled with donated gifts from local businesses. No purchase necessary to participate! Sat., Nov. 30, 10am-4pm. Downtown Bend Business Association, 916 NW Wall St., Bend. Free. Byron Roe Photography


Turn your yoga flow into a practice of gratitude with Namaspa this Thanksgiving, while preparing your body for the feast ahead! What has yoga given you that you are grateful for? All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Namaspa Foundation. Thu., Nov. 28, 9:30-10:45am. Namaspa Yoga Studio, 1135 NW Galveston Ave., Bend. Donation only.

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An indie rock/alternative show, featuring two local bands, Cosmonautical and Lurk and Loiter, and Portland-based band, Queen Chief. You won’t want to miss it! Fri., Nov. 29, 8pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $10.



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Come watch local stand-up comedians get drunk live and ruin your favorite holidays! Gina Christopher, Michael Daidone, Katy Ipock, Cody Michael, Jessica Taylor and Cole Robeson speak on obscure mythological holiday characters. The Source’s own Cayla Clark hosts. 21 and over. Sat., Nov. 30, 8-10pm. Craft Kitchen and Brewery, 62988 NE Layton Ave., #103, Bend. $10/adv., $15/door.



Comedy & A Cause presents Corina’s Playhouse! Stand-up comedy from Portland and drag performances by Madame Richard Tucker, Calypsa and Stella Nova of The Cult of Tuck. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the LGBTQ+ Organization OUT Central Oregon. Sat., Nov. 30, 8-10pm. Volcanic Theater Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $18.




Broadway’s brightest stars will take the stage for an inspiring evening of holiday classics to benefit the Summit Medical Group Foundation’s Patient-in-Need Fund, hosted by Tommy Bracco (of CBS’ “Big Brother” competition, “Pretty Woman” and “Newsies”). VIP tickets include post-show reception. Tue., Dec. 3, 7-10pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. $30-$100.



This young country artist has been on the road with her mother, accomplished country singer/songwriter Joni Harms, since before she can remember. Olivia is following in her mother’s footsteps and making music her full-time career. Wed., Dec. 4, 6:30pm. Tumalo Feed Co. Steakhouse, 64619, W. Highway 20, Tumalo. No cover.




16th Annual Maragas Winery Barrel Tasting! Sample naturally-made, extended barrel-aged wines, and enjoy a crystal glass, wine flight, food and live music. A portion of the proceeds go to NeighborImpact to help with the Central Oregon Food Bank. Fri., Nov. 29, 11am-5pm, Sat., Nov. 30, 11am-5pm and Sun., Dec. 1, 11am-5pm. Maragas Winery, 15523 SW Highway 97, Culver. $25.

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Grammy Edition: And the nominees are…

*To be eligible for the 2020 Grammy Awards, music must have been released between Oct. 1, 2018, and Aug. 31, 2019. Courtesy Jagjaguwar

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This is a very weird list of nominees—and looking at it, there are probably only three or four here that I think truly belong. So in the end, I’m going with Bon Iver’s “i,i.” For starters, it’s one of, if not THE, best projects by musical mastermind Justin Vernon. It features some of his most replayable songs to date, whereas usually a Bon Iver album becomes a situational listen (which is not a bad thing). The three-song-run from “Hey, Ma,” to “U (Man Like),” to “Naeem” is incredible.

2020 Grammy Awards Sun., Jan. 26 at 5pm on CBS

BEST NEW ARTIST Nominees: Black Pumas, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Maggie Rogers, Rosalia, Tank and the Bangas & Yola.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR Nominees: “i,i” – Bon Iver “NORMAN F**CKING ROCKWELL” – Lana Del Rey "WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?” – Billie Eilish “thank u, next” – Ariana Grande “I Used To Know Her” – H.E.R., “7” – Lil Nas X “Cuz I Love You” – Lizzo "Father Of The Bride” – Vampire Weekend


There’s some reaaallly good music that came out of this group over the year—but the choice for me here is Yola. The British singer’s debut album, “Walk Through Fire,” is absolutely stunning. There’s no pulling away when Yola’s voice hooks you. She’s a timeless breath of fresh air—so it makes even more sense that “Walk Through Fire” also earned her a nomination for Best Americana Album. Courtesy Columbia

BEST RAP ALBUM Nominees: “Revenge Of The Dreamers II” – Dreamville “Championships” – Meek Mill “I Am > I Was,” – 21 Savage, “IGOR” – Tyler, The Creator “The Lost Boy” – YBN Cordae

The Grammys’ track record has shown they don’t really understand rap music, so it’s not surprising to see that the best album on this list, Tyler, the Creator’s “IGOR,” isn’t even a rap album. “IGOR” should definitely win, but don’t listen to this album expecting a flurry of rapping. It’s Tyler’s best album by far—and one that belongs in the Album Of The Year category. I’ll never understand how it isn’t. 

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Warm Springs native Blue Flamez sheds light on Native life through his music By Isaac Biehl

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tribal member from the Confederated ,Tribes of Warm Springs, Scott Kalama is best known for his rapping skills— which you might have heard under the moniker, Blue Flamez. He’s an award-winning artist making strides for Native Americans, bringing positivity to his roots. Through his music, Kalama showcases an inside perspective to living life as an indigenous person, and what it’s like on the reservation. He recently held a show at Central Oregon Community College, where he played many Blue Flamez songs and showed some of his music videos. Kalama says college shows are some of his favorites because there is always a positive atmosphere, and he praised the crowd interaction at COCC. Read our Q&A with Blue Flamez below to get some insight into what makes the rapper tick—and the motivations behind his music. Source Weekly: Do you remember your first introduction to rap music? Why do you think you were so drawn to it? Blue Flamez: My first introduction to rap music was my older brother—he always bought CDs and tapes. When he was done listening, he would hand ‘em down to me to listen  to. I remember listening to Ice T’s “Colors,” NWA, and Too Short. When I first heard Tupac on “Dear Mama,”— "when it seems that I’m hopeless, you say the words that can get me back in focus." It caught my ear and made me start paying more attention to the lyrics.  SW: Where did the name Blue Flamez come from? BF:   Blue Flamez came from a prayer ceremony I had at my house in Warm Springs. I lost my sister, Faron Kalama, to a horrible death. It made me angry and my mom told me the best thing I could do to help the situation was to pray. After the ceremony the fire turned all blue. I asked the medicine man what that represents, and he said that it means your ancestors were here with you all the through the night, and everything we prayed for is going to come true—after that I called myself Blue Flamez. When I perform, I have a crew with me—my brother, Levi Kalama, producer Yamio 263, Andy Fuentes, flutist James Greeley, and on a good day we have some of my family there supporting.   SW: The Native American Music Awards just happened this month. For you, what’s it like to be around a large

group of musicians and artists who truly understand your background and get to celebrate everyone’s work? BF: The award shows are fun and a good place to network for features from other artists and mingle with the stars. This year they had WWE star Mickie James and Wes Studi, the first Native actor to be presented an Oscar award for his efforts. It’s always a surreal feeling being around other artists with national recognition and it’s just good to be nominated, but even better to win. I won in 2016 for Best Music Video for the "Rez Life" music video and was nominated in 2018 and 2019. So, my goal is to stay among those who are nominated every year and hopefully win another Nammy. SW: Not only do you rap about where you came from, but you show a lot of scenes and people from the reservation in your music videos. Why do you think it’s important for people on the outside to see a glimpse of that world? BF: I feel like it’s important for me to remember where I come from and be proud of my ancestral roots. That’s why I show where I am from—but to me, showing this glimpse of the reservation may help my people one day. Maybe we can get an investor or grant funding to improve my community. I always dream of making it big and helping improve the reservation environment.  SW: There’s been concern that Warm Springs could continue to have water issues throughout the winter. I know that people can donate directly to The Chúush Fund, but are there any other ways that people can help out? BF: I was just thinking about that issue. Right now, the tribe is opening a warming shelter for people that are homeless in Warm Springs. They are in need of blankets, jackets, food, and water. You can contact Caroline Cruz at Human Services for more information on donations. (Editor’s note: Cruz can be reached at 541-553-3262. Donate to the Chúush Fund at SW: Do you have any new music in the works right now or anything set to drop soon? BF:  My latest album, “Cultural Appropriation,” will be dropping in February 2020 with features from Kokane, YL, Kaos and Tanaya Winder. It’s a mixture of political, party and poetry. 

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Cabin 22 Locals Night w/ UKB Trivia It’s fun and free to play! Enjoy Central Oregon pint specials, all day, all night! Prizes include Cabin 22 gift cards! Team up with friends join in this week. 7pm. Corey’s Bar & Grill Karaoke Come on down and sing your favorite tune! 9pm-1am.

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Level State Beerhouse Bend Comedy Pub Trivia Bend Comedy brings lively pub trivia to Level State Beerhouse every Wednesday! Free to play, prizes to win and all ages until 9pm! Assemble a team or go at it alone, test your knowledge against our fun and entertaining rounds. 7pm. No cover.

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Kurt’s early musical influences were the some of Country Music’s pioneers. He picked up his dad’s old guitar, which he still plays, when he was 12 and has been hooked ever since. 6:30pm. No cover.

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Join us for BowWow Bingo every Thursday evening benefiting BrightSide Animal Center! Great food, wonderful brews and a whole lot of fun! Cards are $1 each for the first 2 games (or 6 for $5) and $2 each for the last 2 games (or 6 for $10). No cover. 6:30pm.

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Sing your favorites on a rockin’ good system, every Thursday! 9pm-1am. No cover.

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Corey’s Bar & Grill Karaoke Come on down and sing your favorite tune! 9pm-1am.

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Voted best Trivia in Bend last year by Bend magazine! Bring your team and come down to the Moon every Thursday. Prizes to 1st and 2nd place teams! 7-9pm. Free.

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Craft Kitchen and Brewery Leftovers Black Friday Drag Show Join us at Craft Kitchen & Brewery for a very special drag show. With your hosts Hayden and Sage Engage, and featuring Alec Hunt, Betty Bloom, James Bondage, Jewels Hi-Men and Stella Nova. Doors open at 8:30pm! 9-11pm. $15/adv., $20/door. Hub City Bar & Grill Live Music with Around the Bend Local dance band - 90’s favorites to current hits! 9pm. No cover. Lava Lanes Karaoke Night Come sing with us! 8pm-Midnight. No cover.

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Kilmartin: Standup & Live Podcast Recording Comedians Jackie Kashian (The Dork Forest podcast, national tours with Maria Bamford) and Laurie Kilmartin (writer for Conan and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson) perform standup and record a live episode of their podcast The Jackie and Laurie Show! 8-10pm. $20/adv., $25/door.

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Schulte and Briana Boggs make up this duo, playing acoustic bluegrass and country music. Music from 6-8pm, dinner served 5-8:30pm. Reservations are recommended! 6-8pm. No cover.

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Craft Kitchen and Brewery Hammered History: Holiday Folklore Edition! Come watch local stand-up comedians get drunk live and ruin your favorite holidays! Gina Christopher, Michael Daidone, Katy Ipock, Cody Michael, Jessica Taylor and Cole Robeson speak on obscure mythological holiday characters. Cayla Clark hosts. 21 and over. 8-10pm. $10/adv., $15/door. Kelly D’s Irish Sports Bar Rockin’ Robin

Karaoke Rockin’ Robin takes our stage, running Bend’s #1 karaoke show. 8pm-12:30am. No cover.

Lava Lanes Karaoke Night Come sing with us! 8pm-Midnight. No cover.

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McMenamins Old St. Francis School Skillethead A collection of Central

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Misfits Classic rock band plays all of their hits live! 8:30pm. $3.

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Moonlight in the Saloon One thing is absolutely certain about the acoustic trio Burnin’ Moonlight - their love of music and snappy stage banter is infectious and engaging. With diverse musical backgrounds, they shift smoothly between spirited traditional bluegrass, rootsy folk, a little country, swing and downright lowdown blues. 7pm. No cover.

The Capitol Bassmint’s House Ep 6 Bassmint House version. 9pm. No cover.

The Lot Wednesday Open Mic Night Everyone

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Comedians Jackie Kashian and Laurie Kilmartin perform at Seven Nightclub on Fri., Nov. 29.

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River’s Place Sunday Funday Trivia + Happy Hour Come by to enjoy Happy Hour and play at River’s Place Taproom and Food Cart Yard. 4-6pm. Free to play.

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Night with Scott Fox Scott Fox hosts our Tuesday Night Acoustic Jam night. Listen to some of our better musicians in town. 7:30-9:30pm. No cover.

M&J Tavern Brian Craig Warm acoustic

originals that are a distinctive collection of songs from Oregonian soul and Americana amplified by lush strings and harp. 9pm. No cover.

Carolers in the Old Mill District all winter long! Sun., Dec. 1 will feature Bend High Dynamics at 2pm.

Northside Bar & Grill Groove Mer-

chants Come down and enjoy some live jazz! 6pm. No cover.

The Platypus Pub Tuesday Night Trivia

(and a board game?) Join Quizhead Games for one of the best trivia nights in town. Easily in the top 50. Probably. Make it a habit and join in the trivia board game: T20 and win even more sweet prizes. 8-10pm. Free.

The Commons Cafe Storytellers Open Mic

Our weekly open mic at the Commons — we do have some poets, and actual storytellers on occasion, but it’s an open mic like any other! Sign up starts at 5pm. 6-8pm.

The Lot Trivia Tuesday Bring your team or

join one. Enjoy the heated seats, tasty eats and your favorite local pints at this fun trivia hot spot. A rotating host quizzes you in six different categories. 6-8pm. Free.

Tower Theatre "Broadway Rocks Cancer" Concert. Broadway’s brightest stars will take the stage for an inspiring evening of holiday classics to benefit the Summit Medical Group Foundation’s Patient-in-Need Fund, hosted by Tommy Bracco (of CBS Big Brother Competition, Pretty Woman and Newsies). VIP tickets include post-show reception. 7-10pm. $30-$100.

4 Wednesday The Astro Lounge Bingo w/ Janney to ben-

Hub City Bar & Grill Karaoke What’s your go-to karaoke tune? 9pm. Immersion Brewing Geeks Who Drink Pub Trivia Challenge your friends on obscure knowledge while enjoying craft beer and delicious food from our pub style kitchen. Come early for hoppy hour priced apps and drinks. 6-8pm. No cover. Kelly D’s Irish Sports Bar Rockin’ Robin

Karaoke Rockin’ Robin takes our stage, running Bend’s #1 karaoke show. 7-11pm. No cover.

Level State Beerhouse Bend Comedy Pub

Trivia Free to play, prizes to win and all ages until 9pm! Assemble a team or go at it alone, test your knowledge against our fun and entertaining rounds. 7pm. No cover.

M&J Tavern Wed Night Open Mic Bring your

instruments and your friends. Everyone else come on by and support the local music scene. Goes to Last Call or last musician. Which one will it be? 21 and over. 6pm. No cover.

Maverick’s Country Bar & Grill Karaoke

Come sing your heart out every Wednesday night at Maverick’s! 9pm. No cover.

McMenamins Old St. Francis School

Jess Ryan Band Through her soulful blend of earnest indie rock, swirling psychedelia and confessional folk, Ryan channels her heartbreak, her dreams and her passion. All ages welcome. 7-10pm. No cover.

Northside Bar & Grill Acoustic Open Mic Join us for open mic every Wednesday. 6pm.

efit Oregon Wild Every Wednesday! Winners take home half the pot, the rest goes to Oregon Wild! 6-8pm. $1-5 per game.

River’s Place Bingo! Have fun, win cash priz-

Bend Golf & Country Club First Wednesday Jazz Bend Golf Club has been totally remodeled and hosts the finest in comfort and service. Call ahead to reserve your seat. First Wednesday of every month, 6-8pm. $10.

Seven Nightclub Hump Day Karaoke Every

Bledsoe Family Winery “Wine” Down

Wednesday’s with KC Flynn Long time local favorite KC Flynn plays an acoustic set in an intimate setting. From Queen to Pearl Jam, you never know what’s next in this amazing display of vocal diversity. Acoustic rock, folk and country. 6-8pm. No cover.

Cabin 22 Locals Night w/ UKB Trivia It’s fun and

free to play! Enjoy Central Oregon pint specials, all day, all night! Prizes include Cabin 22 gift cards! Team up with friends join in this week. 7pm.

Corey’s Bar & Grill Karaoke Come on down and sing your favorite tune! 9pm-1am.

Craft Kitchen and Brewery Comedy Open

Mic Come watch local comics work on new material and people try stand up comedy for the first time. Sign up at 7:30. Starts at 8pm. 7:30-10pm. No cover.

es and support a local non-profit organization. 6-8pm. Cards $1-$5. Wednesday night! 8pm. No cover.

Sisters Saloon & Ranch Grill Texas Hold ‘em Poker Join us for Poker Night upstairs at The Saloon! First hand dealt at 7pm, so grab a seat early! 7pm. $20 buy in. The Lot Wednesday Open Mic Night Come

share your heart, practice your lyrics and feel the support from this great community. Hosted by local musicians like MOsley WOtta, Jeshua Marshall and others. 6-8pm. No cover.

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Olivia Harms Olivia grew up singing and touring with her mother Joni Harms, who has been very successful in the country western music industry. Olivia is following in her mothers footsteps and making music her fulltime career. 6:30pm. No cover.

Volcanic Theatre Pub Howlin Rain This band is celebrating a new series of limited edition live albums entitled Under the Wheels,

while continuing to support their acclaimed 2018 studio album, which Uncut Magazine called classic rock in the most pastoral, sun-soaked sense, with traces of Springsteen at his most gospel and Creedence at their grooviest. 9-11pm. $12.

5 Thursday 7th Street Brew House Bow Wow Bingo

Join us for BowWow Bingo every Thursday evening benefiting BrightSide Animal Center! Cards are $1 each for the first 2 games (or 6 for $5) and $2 each for the last 2 games (or 6 for $10). 6-8pm. 6:30pm.

The Astro Lounge Rockin’ Robin Karaoke Sing your favorites on a rockin’ good system, every Thursday! 9pm-1am. No cover.

AVID Cider Co. Taproom Bingo Night Join us for bingo night every other Thursday at our Bend taproom! 5 rounds free with purchase of beverage. All ages welcome until 9pm! Every other Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm. No cover.

The Belfry Walter Trout Over the course of

the last several decades, Walter Trout has been a prolific artist. His 2017 all-star release, We’re All In This Together, shows no sign of burning out and continues to receive accolades and sales on a global basis, alongside four awards for Blues Rock Album Of The Year. 7pm. $30.

Bend Senior Center Alley Cats Dance Band This 12-piece Jazz dance band plays popular early and recent songs for your dancing pleasure. 1-2pm. Free. Corey’s Bar & Grill Karaoke Come on down and sing your favorite tune! 9pm-1am.

Currents at the Riverhouse Riverhouse Music Series Highlighting local Central Oregon talent, the Riverhouse music series focuses on genres ranging from bluegrass, acoustic, indie, blues, jazz, singles and duos. 7-9pm. No cover. Hub City Bar & Grill Karaoke What’s your go-to karaoke tune? 9pm. Seven Nightclub Bend Comedy Open Mic All

performance types are welcome! Each performer will have 5 minutes. Signup by 7:20pm. Ages 21+ 7pm.

Silver Moon Brewing Trivia on the Moon!

Bring your team and come down to the Moon every Thursday. Prizes to 1st and 2nd place teams! 7-9pm. Free.

The Capitol PRGRM Sequence 0.5 - Heisty/Xyero/ALX PRGRM is a community driven monthly event with the purpose of uniting and strengthening our local underground electronic music scene., PRGRM features each artist performing two separate 45 minute sets. 9pm. No cover.


Carolers in the Old Mill District Come experience local choir groups! We’ll feature various choral groups along the river and throughout the shops and restaurants. Sun., Dec. 1 will feature Bend High Dynamics. 2pm. No cover.



CALENDAR MUSIC Bella Acappella Harmony Chorus

members from the Central Oregon area. Experienced pipers and drummers are welcome to attend, along with those interested in taking up piping or drumming who would like to find out what it would take to learn and eventually join our group. Mondays, 5:30-7pm. Bend Church of the Nazarene, 1270 NE 27th St., Bend. Contact: 541-633-3225.

Community Orchestra of Central Oregon Rehearsals COCO welcomes all

musicians to come have fun with us. A variety of players. A variety of music. No auditions. Annual negotiable fee. Wednesdays, 6:30-9pm. Mountain View High School Auditorium, 2755 NE 27th St., Bend. Contact: 541-306-6768.

Pipe Band is looking for experienced players to join and perform with the group. We are a volunteer not-for-profit society dedicated to the preservation, performance, and enjoyment of Scottish style bagpipes and drums in Central Oregon. If you are interested in joining please contact us. Wednesdays, 6-8pm. Through Dec. 30. Abilitree, 2680 Twin Knolls Dr., Bend. Contact:

High Desert Harmoneers Local Chorus

of 25 years looking to expand. Four part Acapella Barbershop Harmony for men and women. Talented director, lots of fun, and help in improving the quality of your voice. Reading music is not a requirement as we have

Open Hub Singing in Sisters At Open Hub Singing we believe singing is our birthright and a vital “technology of belonging.” We are a non-audition learn-by-ear community singing group. All voices are wanted! Shower belters and sink-hummers alike. Our songs are relevant, beautiful and accessible. Find examples at Tue, Dec. 3, 5:30-7pm and Tue, Dec. 17, 5:30-7pm. Sisters Art Works, 204 West Adams, Sisters. Contact: 541633-6025. $10-$20 |   No one turned away for lack of funds. Public (ROCK) Choir Singing for the rest

of us! Come sing your face off with our live rock band in a fun, non-threatening group where all skill levels have the chance to sing great songs loud! No experience needed - we lead you through the whole night of Rock/Pop favorites - no hymns. Mondays, 6-8pm. Through June 9. Broken Top Bottle Shop, 1740 NW Pence Lane, Bend. Contact: 541-728-3798. $0 to $16 range w/memberships.

Radical Songbook This is a radio show featuring Songs of solidarity, rebellion and social significance, plus conversations of social significance with Central Oregon activists. Contact: Michael Funke,, with song requests. Fridays, 10am-Noon. KPOV, 501 NW Bond St., Bend. Free. Ukulele Lessons Ukulele lessons presented by Cinda Johnson. Participants can either bring their own instrument or rent one at the lesson for $5. Classes are held the first and third Sundays

Wednesday Night Kirtan Devotional group

singing. It is yoga for the heart that connects us with our divine, inner nature and the one Spirit that unites us all. Wednesdays, 7-9pm. Bend Community Healing Center, 155 SW Century Drive, Suite 133, Bend. $10.

West African Drumming Mondays, Level 1 students will learn traditional rhythms, and experience the brain-enhancing, healing and joyful benefits from David Visiko. On Thursdays, Level 2 & 3 students will build on your knowledge, technique and performance skills. Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm and Thursdays, 6-7:30 and 7-8:30pm. Djembe Dave’s Home Studio, 63198 NE de Havilland St., Bend. Contact: 541-760-3204. $15/class.

DANCE Adult Intermediate Level Jazz Dance

Adult Intermediate Jazz Dance Class sponsored by the Jazz Dance Collective. Styles include Broadway, Latin, lyrical. Supportive atmosphere, opportunities to perform. Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm. Get a Move On Studio, 63830 Clausen Drive, Suite 202, Bend. $12 donation, first class free.

Argentine Tango Class & Practica No partner needed. Four-week fundamentals class begins the first Wednesday of every month, 6:30-7:30pm. Followed by intermediate lesson at 8:15pm. Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Sons of Norway Hall, 549 NW Harmon Blvd., Bend. Contact: 907-299-4199. $5/class. Bachata Turn Patterns Taken Bachata Level 1 or have a good understanding of the basics? Learn fun turn pattern combinations with Latin Dance Bend. Dance partner not required but encouraged. Tuesdays, 7:30-8:20pm. The Space, 2570 NE Twin Knolls Drive, Suite 110, Bend. Contact: 541-325-6676. info@LatinDanceBend. com. $12/class, $40/4-Class package, $65/ monthly unlimited.


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The Deschutes Caledonian Pipe Band Practice The Deschutes Caledonian

practice courage, trust, listening and feeling. We give ourselves healthy oxytocin and endorphins. Open Hub is non-audition, aural tradition singing group. All voices are wanted. We break down the idea that there are singers and non-singers. Our music is modern, accessible and beautiful. Mondays, 6:45-8:30pm. Through Dec. 16. Heritage Hall, 230 NE 9th Street, Bend. Contact: 541-6336025. $12/drop in, First time free.


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Cinda Johnson teaches ukelele the first and third Sundays of each month at Touchmark at Mt. Bachelor Village!



Cascade Highlanders Pipe Band Practice A traditional bagpipe and drum band with

Open Hub Singing When we sing together we

of each month. Sun, Nov. 17, 2-3pm, Sun, Dec. 1, 2-3pm and Sun, Dec. 15, 2-3pm. Touchmark at Mt. Bachelor Village, 19800 SW Touchmark Way, Bend. Contact: 541-383-1414. Free.

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Award-winning Bella Acappella seeks women and girls who love to sing and harmonize. Bella teaches and performs four-part acappella harmony and welcomes singers with high and low voices, all levels, ages 15 and above. Meet upstairs in the Great Room. Tuesdays, 6:30-9pm. Aspen Ridge Retirement, 1010 NE Purcell Blvd., Bend. Contact: 541-728-9392. $35/membership.

learning CD’s available. Thursdays, 6:30-9pm. First Presbyterian Church, 230 NE 9th., Bend. Contact: 541-241-4315. Free.

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EVENTS Beginning WCS Lesson & Dance

Square Dance Lessons Learn to square

Bend Ecstatic Dance Dance your own


Beginning west coast swing lesson, followed by a dance. Fridays, 7pm. The Space, 2570 NE Twin Knolls Drive, Suite 110, Bend. Contact: 541-4011635.   $10/lesson, $5/dance. dance in your own way in a supportive community of kindred spirits. Come explore free form movement, connection, and self-expression, guided by rich, diverse soundscapes. Visit: or FB Bend Ecstatic Dance. Tuesdays, 7pm. Bend Masonic Center, 1036 NE Eighth St., Bend. $10-12 sliding scale.

Intro to Latin Dance - Level 1 In this beginner level class you will learn salsa & bachata basics and simple turns while also paying attention to partner connection through lead and follow technic. Dance partner not required. Tuesdays, 5:30-6:20pm. The Space, 2570 NE Twin Knolls Drive, Suite 110, Bend. Contact: $12/drop-in. L-G-B-T-Q-B-I-N-G-O Join your favor-

ite local drag royalty for lip syncing and bingo! Each regular round is $1! Win prizes from local businesses. Blackouts are $2 with a chance to win cash. This family friendly event is a fundraiser for the Human Dignity Coalition (LGBTQ focused 501c3). Every other Thursday, 6-8pm. Crater Lake Spirits Downtown Tasting Room, 1024 Northwest Bond Street, Bend. Contact: 541-279-0047. Free.

Level 1 West Coast Swing For this class,

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you should know the 4 basic patterns of west coast swing. We will go over some more patterns and technique in level 1. Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm. The Space, 2570 NE Twin Knolls Drive, Suite 110, Bend. Contact: 541-401-1635. $12/class, $40/month.

Level 2 West Coast Swing This class goes

over concepts of west coast swing as well as a few more patterns. Really dive into what west coast swing is and how to dance it, while learning the core concepts. Contact Jenny Cooper for questions, 541-401-1635. Thursdays, 7:30-8:30pm. The Space, 2570 NE Twin Knolls Drive, Suite 110, Bend. Contact: 541-401-1635. $30/month.

Salsa Turn Patterns Taken Salsa Level 1 or

have a good understanding of the basics? Learn fun turn pattern combinations with Latin Dance Bend. Dance partner not required but encouraged. Tuesdays, 6:30-7:20pm. The Space, 2570 NE Twin Knolls Drive, Suite 110, Bend. Contact: 541-3256676. $12/class, $40/4-Class package, $65/monthly unlimited.

Scottish Country Dance Class No experience or Scottish heritage necessary. Weekly classes include beginner & advanced dances. Mondays, 7-9pm. Sons of Norway Hall, 549 NW Harmon Blvd., Bend. $5/class, first class is free.

dance with the Bachelor Beauts Square Dance Club! Thursdays-Sundays, 6-8pm. Pine Forest Grange Hall, 63214 Boyd Acres Rd., Bend. Contact: 541-382-7014. $5/first class, $75/15 additional lessons.

Acrylic Pour and Sip Come join us for guided instruction to create your own acrylic pour masterpiece that you can take home. Sip wine during your creation! Canvas, paint, aprons and guided instruction provided. Saturdays, 6-8pm. Scott Dyer Fine Art, 2974 NE Waller Drive, Bend. Contact: 714-869-6780. $30. Acrylic Pour painting Class Acrylic

Pour Painting Class Paint, Canvas, Apron, and Guided Instruction included to help you create your masterpiece. Great for Kids Birthdays and Company Team Building Events. Fun for all ages. Call Scott 714-869-6780 to book your reservation. Scott Dyer Fine Art. visit to see examples. Fridays, 4-5:30pm. Michael’s Arts and Crafts, 63485 N Hwy 97, Bend, OR 97701, Bend. Contact: 714-869-6780. $30.

Art Bazaar Extravaganza Get ready to deck your halls and make dozens of check marks on your Christmas list at The Belfry’s Holiday Art Bazaar Extravaganza. The arts and crafts extravaganza will fill The Belfry all day long! Nov. 30, 10am-5pm. The Belfry, 302 E Main Ave, Sisters. Contact: https://www. Free. Art Pop Up! Come try delicious miniature

cocktails while enjoying a pop-up by Michele Firm. Start shopping for the Holidays! Nov. 29, 5-8:30pm. Crater Lake Spirits Downtown Tasting Room, 1024 Northwest Bond Street, Bend. Contact: 541-480-3483. Free.

Call to Artists Red Chair Gallery is looking

for one 2D and one 3D artist. All 2D painters will be considered. 3D artists for first consideration will be in woodworking, metal, fabric or anything of an unusual nature. Please pick up a membership packet at the gallery. Fridays. Red Chair Gallery, 103 NW Oregon Ave., Bend.

DIY Wreath Making Workshop Back by popular demand! Happy hour wreath making workshops are back! Reserve your spot today. $50 includes beer/wine, snacks and all supplies! Thu, Dec. 5, 5:30-7pm, Mon, Dec. 9, 5:30-7pm, Thu, Dec. 12, 5:30-7pm, Mon, Dec. 16, 5:30-7pm and Thu, Dec. 19, 5:30-7pm. Moonfire & Sun Garden Center, 61944 SE 27th St., Bend. Contact: 541-318-6155. $50. Jennifer Lynne Curtis

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Make your own wreath and enjoy beer, wine and snacks at the Moonfire & Sun Garden Center starting Dec. 5!



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Figure Drawing Salon Develop your skills at our live model figure drawing salon hosted by Workhouse studio members Christian Brown and Abney Wallace. This drop-in salon features a live nude model in a sequence of poses. All levels are welcome but no instruction is provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their own easel and materials. Tuesdays, 7-9pm. The Workhouse, 50 SE Scott St., Suite 6, Bend. $15/door.


Learn How To Do Acrylic Pour Painting! Paint, Canvas, Apron, and Guided Instruc-

tion included to help you create your masterpiece. Great for Kid’s Birthdays and Company Team Building Events. Fun for all ages. Call Scott 714-869-6780 to book your reservation. Scott Dyer Fine Art. visit to see examples. Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Hobby Lobby, 3188 N Hwy 97, Bend. Contact: 714-869-6780. $30.

Learn to Knit Get started on the path to

creating your own treasured handknits! This class will give you a solid foundation of the fundamentals of knitting. Topics include casting on & binding off, knit and purl stitches, reading simple patterns, fixing mistakes and more! Never-before knitters and those needing a refresher welcome. Thursdays, 5:30-7pm. Fancywork Yarn Shop, 200 NE Greenwood Avenue, Bend. Contact: 541-323-8686. $10.

Legend Cider 1st Annual Winter Faire

Come get your Christmas shopping started and support local! Featuring local artists, local cider and local beer! Charity and raffle benefiting La Pine Christmas Basket Association. Nov. 30, Noon-6pm and Dec. 1, Noon-6pm. Legend Cider Company, 52670 Hwy 97, La Pine. Free.

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joins Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe! This year, give the gift of art and good reads. 2020 calendars, holiday cards and more. Have a fine art print signed by the artist. Arrive early to pick up a free artist-designed bookmark! Nov. 29, 9am-6pm and Nov. 30, 10am-6pm. Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe, 135 NW Minnesota Ave., Bend. Contact: Free.

Sagebrushes Art Society presents Kendra West and Bette Butler The Wine

Shop is showing the work of SageBrushers Art Society members Kendra West and Bette Butler. Both artists will be showing works in watercolor, including glowing landscapes and still life. Mondays-Saturdays, 5-7pm. Through Nov. 30. The Wine Shop & Tasting Bar, 55 NW Minnesota Ave., Bend. Free.

Shop Small in Bend’s Old Iron Works!

The Workhouse hosts its 7th annual Shop Small Sale featuring $10, $20 and $30 handmade holiday gifts made especially by studio artists for this event. Visit our neighbors Northwest Trading Post, Gairdin, and Bend Fly Shop for more excellent opportunities to shop small this holiday weekend! Nov. 30, 9am-5pm. The Old Iron Works, 50 SE Scott St., Bend. Contact: 541-241-2754. Free.

PRESENTATIONS & EXHIBITS Out of Hiding Art Exhibit Sarah Root’s unique large-scale drawings of animals were created using only colored pencil. These drawings were inspired by the artist’s work with children with learning differences and the power of the natural world. Mondays-Fridays. Through Nov. 30. LivBend Realestate, Bend Magazine, 974 Riversdie Blvd., Bend. Contact: Free.

THEATER “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberly” Free Preview A sequel to Jane Austen’s

“Pride and Prejudice”. When the family gathers for Christmas at Pemberley, an unexpected guest sparks Mary’s hopes for independence, an intellectual match and possibly even love. Nov. 27, 7:30-10pm. CTC Cascades Theatre, 148 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-312-1063. Free.

Every Saturday from 10am-1:30pm, The Bend Spay and Neuter Project offers $10 office visits!

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberly

A sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice set two years after the novel ends, Miss Bennet continues the story, only this time with bookish middle-sister Mary as its unlikely heroine. Fri, Nov. 29, 7:30pm, Sat, Nov. 30, 2 and 7:30pm, Sun, Dec. 1, 2pm, Thu, Dec. 5. Cascades Theatrical Company, 148 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. $25/ adults, $21/seniors & students.

O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy

From the unbridled imagination of beloved British comedy duo James & Jamesy comes this rollicking Christmas comedy. Already a holiday tradition of thousands of theater-goers, this comedy is reminiscent of Monty Python and other classic British pantos. Dec. 1, 7:30pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. $24-$44.

WORDS Current Fiction Book Club We will be dis-

cussing The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott. Dec. 4, 6-7pm. Roundabout Books, 900 NW Mount Washington Drive, #110, Bend. Contact: 541-306-6564. Free.

Sicily: Sights and Delights Local Italo-

philes Patricia Paredes and Mary Ann Hadlock will share tips, stories and photos from their recent adventures in Sicily. Sponsored by the Bend Belluno Sister City Association. Ages 21 and older! Dec. 3, 7-8pm. The Wine Shop & Tasting Bar, 55 NW Minnesota Ave., Bend. Contact:   541-389-2884. Free.

Writers Writing Join the Writer’s Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time at the Library. Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others’ company for motivation. Tuesdays, 10am-1pm. Redmond Public Library, 827 SW Deschutes Ave., Redmond. Contact: 541-312-1063. paigef@ Free. Writers Writing: Quiet Writing Time at Deschutes Public Library Join your

fellow writers for quiet writing time at the Library. Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others’ company for motivation. Mondays, 9am-Noon. Deschutes Public Library-Downtown, 601 NW Wall Street, Bend. Contact: 541-312-1063. Free.

ETC. Cozy Friday We welcome local vendors, featuring great gift ideas and stocking stuffers. Nov. 29, 9am7pm. Roundabout Books, 900 NW Mount Washington Drive, #110, Bend. Contact: 541-306-6564. Free. Shop Small Saturday! Head downtown, pick up your passport, and have it stamped by over 70 local businesses! Enter your completed passport in a raffle for a chance to win one of multiple prize baskets, which will be filled with donated gifts from local businesses. No purchase necessary to participate! Sat., Nov. 30, 10am-4pm. Downtown Bend Business Association, 916 NW Wall St., Bend. Free. Preventative Walk-In Pet Wellness Clinic The Bend Spay and Neuter Project offers

vaccinations, deworming and microchips at our walk-in wellness clinic. No appointments necessary, first come first served. Visit for a list of services. Saturdays, 10am-1:30pm. Bend Spay & Neuter Project, 910 SE Wilson, Suite A1, Bend. $10/office visit.

VOLUNTEER American Red Cross Disaster Action Team Members Needed American Red

Cross Disaster Action Team Volunteers Needed to respond to local disasters such as house fires, forest fires and other natural disasters here in the Cascade Region and throughout the USA. Ongoing., 2804 SW Sixth Street, Redmond. Contact: 503-528-5624.

Amnesty International 610 Write-aThon We are getting together again to sign

letters for Prisoners of Conscience and to stop human rights abuses around the World. Our goal this year is 500 letters and 250 postcards. Write a letter, save a life! Dec. 5, 2-9pm. Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541-388-1793. Free.

Become a Big Brother or Big Sister in Redmond It doesn’t take much to make a big

difference in the life of a child! Looking for caring adult mentors who are willing to spend a few hours a month sharing their interests and hobbies. Ongoing. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon - Redmond, 412 SW Eighth St., Redmond. Contact: 541-617-4788.

Brightside Thrift Store in Redmond

Looking for volunteers to receive donations, sort, and price items. Volunteers are critical to the operations of our high-save shelter and contribute directly to the care of our animals by ensuring our donations are processed. Ongoing, 10am-5pm. Brightside Animal Thrift Store, 838 NW Fifth St., Redmond. Contact: 541-504-0101.

Call for Volunteers - Play with Parrots! Volunteers needed at Second Chance Bird

Rescue! Friendly people needed to help socialize birds to ready for adoption, make toys, clean cages and make some new feathered friends! Do you play a musical instrument? Come and practice for the birds! Located past Cascade Lakes Distillery, call for hours and location. Contact: 916-956-2153.

Community Dinner Our dinners are the fourth Thursday of the month. You can make food, or be a server, or both! No experience is necessary. RSVP by emailing Leslie Koc at Fourth Thursday of every month. Bethlehem Inn, 3705 N Hwy 97, Bend. Contact: Free. Fences For Fido Help free dogs from

chains! We are seeking volunteers on Mondays to come out and help us build fences for dogs who live on chains. No experience is required. Sign up on Facebook: FFF Central Oregon Region Volunteers. More info can be found at Ongoing.

Happy Hour in the Garden We’ll be working out in the garden and invite anyone to come volunteer alongside us. Tasks vary, depending on the season. No experience necessary, gloves and tools provided. Bring a cup and enjoy some beer or kombucha from our Happy Hour in the Garden Beverage Sponsors. This event is family friendly, and you can drop in anytime. Tuesdays. The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Ave., Bend. Contact: No cover. Herd U Needed A Home Dog Rescue

A local foster-based dog rescue group who specializes in rescuing herding bred dogs from overcrowded shelters and situations of abuse and neglect. In need of foster families and volunteers to assist with monthly adoption events and fundraising efforts. Contact for details. Contact:



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TICKETS AVAILABLE AT J Meast’s Thanksgiving Feast A Thanksgiving feast for the homeless and those in need. Donations welcome and appreciated - contact J Meast at below email address if you’d like to make a donation! Nov. 28, 3pm. The Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. Contact: Free.

Volunteers Needed Help with daily horse care. Duties include; corral cleaning, grooming, walking horses. Flexible days and hours. No experience required. Call Kate Beardsley to set up an appointment. Ongoing. Mustangs to the Rescue, 21670 McGilvray Road, Bend. Contact: 541-350-2406.

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Mentors Needed Heart of Oregon is a

nonprofit that inspires and empowers positive change in youth through education, jobs and stewardship. Heart of Oregon Corps, 1291 NE Fifth St., Bend. Contact: 541-526-1380.

Reliable Volunteers Needed - Second Chance Bird Rescue Meet some birds,

make a difference! Urgent need for reliable volunteers to help with morning feedings and cage cleanings. No experience necessary, we will gladly train you. Please call or email to schedule an appointment, no drop-ins please! First Monday-Sunday of every month, 9:30am12:30pm. Second Chance Bird Rescue, 19084 Dayton Rd, Bend. Contact: 541-290-7383.

Volunteer Drivers Needed Volunteer drivers needed Mondays-Fridays to transport veterans to the Bend VA Clinic and Portland VA Hospital. Must have clean driving record and be able to pass VA-provided physical and screening. Call Rick Hernandez for more information. Contact: 818-674-3257. Volunteer with Salvation Army The

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

ACA and other Dysfunctional Families

A twelve step program where members share their experience, strength and hope about growing up in an alcoholic or other dysfunctional family. Wednesdays, 6-8pm and Fridays, 1011am. First Presbyterian Church, 230 NE Ninth St., Bend. Free.

Al-Anon Family Groups 12-step group for friends and families of alcoholics. Check afginfo. org or call 541-728-3707 for times and locations. Alcoholics Anonymous If you want to

drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, we can help. Call Alcoholics Anonymous. Hotline: 541-548-0440. Or visit

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group Support groups create a

safe, confidential, supportive environment, and educate participants about dementia while helping them develop skills to solve problems. First Tuesday of every month, 12-1:30pm. Sisters City Hall, 520 E Cascade Ave., Sisters. Contact: 800-272-3900. Free.

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group Support groups create a

safe environment and help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. Fourth Wednesday of every month, 5:30-7pm. Mosaic Medical Prineville Clinic, 375 NW Beaver Street, Prineville. Contact: 800-272-3900. Free.

Bend Chamber Toastmasters Develop

and grow your public speaking and leadership skills, whether you’re an executive, stay-at-home parent, college student or retiree. Wednesdays, Noon-1pm. The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Ave., Bend.

Caregiver Support Group Support groups create a safe, confidential, supportive environment or community and a chance for participants to develop informal mutual support and social relationships. They also educate and inform participants about dementia and help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. First Tuesday of every month, 12-1:30pm. Sisters City Hall, 520 E Cascade Ave., Sisters. Contact: 800-272-3900. Free. Celebrate Recovery Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind. This is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life. Mondays, 6:30pm. Faith Christian Center, 1049 NE 11th St., Bend. | Tuesdays, 7pm. Redmond Assembly of God, 1865 W. Antler Ave., Redmond. | Thursdays, 6:30pm. High Lakes Christian Church, 52620 Day Road, La Pine. | Thursdays, 6:30pm. Westside Church, 2051 NW Shevlin Park Road, Bend. | Fridays, 7pm. Redmond Christian Church, 536 SW 10th St., Redmond. Visit for more info. Ongoing. Central Oregon Hub Bridge Club Central Oregon Hub Bridge Club will serve as a hub for Duplicate Bridge players in Sisters, Madras, Prineville, Bend, and Redmond. Open to all players, games will be stratified. Thursdays, 12:30-3:30pm. Redmond Senior Center, 325 NW Dogwood Ave, Redmond. Contact: 541-516-8653. $5. Central Oregon PubTalk EDCO’s A happy hour aimed at bringing together different facets of the business community in one place to network, share ideas and further local businesses. Fourth Thursday of every month, 5-7:30pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St., Bend. Contact: 541-388-3236. $26-$36.

CET Regional Public Transit Advisory Committee (RPTAC) Meeting The Cascades

East Transit (CET) Regional Public Transit Advisory Committee (RPTAC) will be holding a series of meetings in August, September, and December 2019. Agenda and meeting materials will be posted to the Cascades East website at Dec. 4, 1:30-3:30pm. Redmond City Hall, Room 208, 411 SW Ninth St., Redmond. Contact: 541-548-9534. Free.

Civil War Game: Oregon State vs Oregon Fans of the University of Oregon and Oregon

State University gather for the annual Civil War game. Tailgate food will be provided and there will be prize drawings! Nov. 30, 3-5pm. Touchmark at Mt. Bachelor Village, 19800 SW Touchmark Way, Bend. Contact: 541-383-1414. Free.

Compassionate Communication / NVC Practice Groups Through practicing with

others, we can learn and grow using real-life experiences to become more compassionate with ourselves and others. Some NVC experience necessary. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm and Wednesdays, 4-5:30pm. Center for Compassionate Living, 803 SW Industrial Way, #200, Bend. Free.

A Course in Miracles This is a course

in mind training. With practice you will see through the eyes of love instead of fear, learning forgiveness instead of judgement. Contact Lisa at 760-208-9097 or for location. Saturdays, 10:30am. Location TBA, Location TBA, Location TBA. Contact: 760-208-9097. Free.

Edgar Cayce - A Search for God Study group of the ARE - an intelligent research into the individual spiritual entity. All denominations. Sundays, 12:30-2:30pm. Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541-900-3879. Free. Emotions Anonymous EA provides a warm

and accepting group setting in which to share experiences without fear of criticism. Through weekly support meetings, members discover they are not alone in their struggles. Wednesdays, 9:30am and Thursdays, 10:30am. First United Methodist Church, 680 NW Bond St., Bend. N Johnson

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incredible team, whether you volunteer in the clinic, festivals or helping with our community cat population. Ongoing. Bend Spay & Neuter Project, 910 SE Wilson, Suite A1, Bend. Contact: 541-617-1010.

Bend “GO” Club Learn the ancient, abstract strategy game of “Go” in a group setting. Call Mike for more info. Sundays, 1-4pm. Market of Choice, 115 NW Sisemore St., Bend. Contact: 541-385-9198.



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The Workhouse

Mountain Supply

50 SE Scott St #6, Bend 541-241-2754

834 NW Colorado Ave., Bend 541-388-0688

Kick off your Holiday Gift Shopping by supporting local artists at The Workhouse! This Saturday the 30th is their 7th Annual Shop Small Sale. Studio members have crafted $10, $20 & $30 gift items specifically for this event. From candles & jewelry to fine art prints and snacks, there is no better place in Bend to #shopsmall and engage with the local artists and artisans handcrafting the gifts you’ll want to give this holiday season. The Workhouse features 8 studio artists and carries the work of dozens more.

Since 1980, Mountain Supply has been Bend’s local independent outdoor retailer. Our mission has remained the same since we opened the store, and that is to serve the outdoor community by providing the best outdoor gear in the industry and the knowledge to use it. We offer a wide variety of outdoor footwear, equipment, and apparel from climbing and mountaineering to backpacking and backcountry skiing. From the street to the summit, we’re your one-stop shop!

Maverick Leather Company

John Paul Designs

63055 Corporate Place Space #6, Bend 541-797-2108 • 877-845-0080 Maverick Leather has hundreds of different colors, types, and variations of leather hides. We proudly supply leather from America’s best tanneries such as Horween Leather, Law Tanning, SB Foot, Hermann Oak, and Wickett and Craig. From vegetable tanned to chrome tanned leathers and everything in between, we have you covered. Most people need to see for themselves the amount of leather to choose from here at our warehouse. Our website is updated daily with new hides to choose from. Follow us on Instagram & Facebook for some awesome deals!

1006 NW Bond St., Downtown Bend 541-318-5645 For nearly 20 years, studio jeweler John Paul has been creating original objects of wearable art . . . made naturally from the earths offerings. Precious metals and rare gemstones blended together in raw, elegance. Each piece is made one at a time with hammer & anvil, file & saw like artisans of old . . . every blow revealing textures that can only come from hand forging metals into perfect imperfection. Super sweet gifts of love for your special someone this holiday season. Find us a few doors down from Deschutes Brewery in the heart of downtown Bend.




Shop small this holiday season and get more! More variety, more personal service, more style, more money in our community and more goodwill! In Central Oregon, you will find everything from high-end fashion, jewelry and home decor to the most knowledgeable gear shops and unique boutiques. Every time you patronize one of our locally owned shops, you make a choice to help the local economy thrive. Check out the profiles below from some of Central Oregon’s most loved shops. From the hand-crafted to the carefully curated, you may just find your new favorite store in Top Shops.


CannaVida Cannabis



325 NE Franklin Ave., Bend 541-797-7985

1019 NW Wall St., Downtown Bend 541-383-5890 Oregon Body & Bath has been a local, independent and unique boutique in Bend since 1992. We carry a wide range of body and bath products, and especially love our local lines. Deeply hydrating lotions, locally made soaps, shea buttery bath bombs and body butters to quench your skin; fragrant candles, home scents and diffusers to welcome you home, and the softest pajamas and robes make the perfect gifts.

Lone Crow Bungalow 937 NW Wall St., Downtown Bend 541-383-2992 Lone Crow Bungalow is an award-winning gift shop offering mountain-rustic gifts and goods for your home. We feature talented local, regional and national artists and makers that honor traditional American and European Bungalow styles, as well as Americana and Lodge elements. Stop in and say ‘hi’ and enjoy the magic of the Holiday season!

CannaVida is a vertically integrated cannabis company located in Central Oregon. With state-of-the-art production facilities, world-class cultivation technicians, and a focus on organic practices, we’re shaping the evolution of cannabis. Because we’re in control, from seed to sale, we’re able to guarantee fresh, high-quality products. Plus, we’re committed to providing the products you need. From premium flowers to pure, potent concentrates, you’ll experience the evolution of cannabis with CannaVida.”

ccMcKenzie Shoe and Apparel 920 NW Bond Street, Suite 101, Bend 541-312-6805 Styling Central Oregon since 1998, ccMcKenzie Shoes & Apparel provides the best in women’s casual fashions. We feature exclusive clothing, shoes, and accessory lines that combine quality, comfort, and style so you can look great for all the adventures you have ahead. Find unique gifts from local artisans, Made in the USA apparel, and European designers. Wonderful merchandise from near and far, all brought together for you here in Downtown Bend. Shop small Saturday and receive $25 off all jackets and footwear. Full details available in store.

Nature’s Bling

Hot Box Betty

133 SW Century Dr., Suite 202, Bend 183 E. Hood Ave., Sisters 541-640-0888

903 NW Wall St # 100, Downtown Bend 541-383-0050

Nature’s Bling is Central Oregon’s premier crystal, rock, gemstone, mineral, fossil, metaphysical and jewelry store. We offer all types of mineral specimens, from common crystals to museum quality collector pieces. Our gifted practitioners are available at our Bend location during the weekends offering holistic services, ranging from reiki sessions to oracle readings. We also offer various workshops on the weekends. Mention this ad and receive a free crystal intuitively selected for you. Come visit one of our 2 Central Oregon locations.

HOT BOX BETTY, Bend’s premier boutique, aims to create an unrivaled shopping experience. With almost 20 years of downtown retail, the Betties continue to bring a unique take on style and luxury to the streets of Central Oregon and beyond. Quality and self expression are the core of Hot Box Betty’s offerings. Personal shopping services coupled with the perfect collection of wardrobing essentials allow Betties to work one-on-one with clients, building a lifelong wardrobe curated with LOVE! Pop in and check out our selection of designer goods, lifestyle necessities and holiday gifting items. Out of town gifting? Betty ships!

Flipped! Consignment Boutique 738 NW Columbia St, Bend 541-647-2510 Flipped! is thrilled to be one of the fabulous locally owned shops in this lively Westside neighborhood (off Galveston). Bring your friends and shop pre-loved hand selected women’s fashion and accessories. We proudly support local artists where you’ll discover their handcrafted jewelry, beanies and more all perfect for a one of a kind gift or a little something for you. Shop our holiday sale and thank you for shopping local and shopping small (gift certificates available too)! A cute boutique you don’t want to miss!



Leapin’ Lizards

920 NW Bond St., #102, Bend 541-330-0920

953 NW Wall St., Downtown Bend 541-382-8326

Located in downtown Bend Oregon, Zante Salon & Spa offers every spa service imaginable featuring Aveda products, and a relaxing atmosphere. Our endeavors are accomplished by joining with Aveda in its mission to respect the earth, respect each other and serve our guests with deep integrity. Spend $100 in hair services and receive $20 in Aveda products. Expires 12/31/19. (Please mention this special at the time of booking.)

Leapin’ Lizards is an independently-owned, specialty toy store in Downtown Bend, Oregon. We carry a wide range of hand chosen, educational and fun toys and gifts.

The Cosmic Depot

By providing a cheerful and welcoming space with many interactive displays, we hope you have an enjoyable and memorable experience. We strongly believe that play is important for all ages. We are looking forward to seeing you in our store!

Bend Electric Bikes

342 NE Clay Ave., Bend 541-385-7478

223 NW Hill St. Bend 541-410-7408

The Cosmic Depot is filled to the brim with Central Oregon’s largest selection of incense and fragrance candles along with tarot and oracle cards, natural stones, handpicked sterling silver men and women’s jewelry, clothing, tapestries, books, greeting cards, stickers, essential oils, hemp products, herbs, CBD and hemp products, local glass and more. The wonder does not stop when it comes to uniting the sacred, the kind and thoughtful, the inspiring and the hilarious at The Cosmic Depot. Open daily 10-7pm.

Serving Central Oregon since 2008, Bend Electric Bikes is a dedicated multi-brand electric bike shop providing sales, service and support. We have the most knowledgeable and genuine staff in Central Oregon – our customers have told us so. The shop is tucked away in Old Bend on the corner of Florida & Hill for easy test rides.

Saxon’s Fine Jewlers

Fjällräven Bend 830 NW Wall, Bend 541-241-7063

Old Mill District SW Powerhouse Dr. #110 541-389-6655 Adding sparkle to Central Oregon since 1983, Saxon’s Fine Jewelers is located in The Old Mill District. We offer unique, stylish and fun options to fit everyone on your list. Stop in, warm up with us and explore our collections of fine jewelry from all over the world. See our personally curated collection of diamonds, gold from Italy, stunning silver from Bali, hand forged fashion from Texas and Colorado and return home with a handcrafted piece as unique as you.

Hailing from the small town of Örnsköldsvik in Sweden, a place where mountains and forest meet the sea, Fjällräven is an outdoor clothing and equipment company that’s committed to making nature more accessible. In true Swedish style, we focus on simplicity and practicality, and we have the utmost respect for the environment. This is what we do: Develop functional, durable and timeless outdoor gear Act responsibly towards nature, animals and people Inspire and develop interest in outdoor life



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Silverado Jewelry Gallery

(formerly Fettle Botanic)

1001 NW Wall St., Bend 541-322-8792

19570 Amber Meadow Dr. Ste 120, Bend 541-728-2368 Tis the Season for hot tea, herbal lattes and a good book! The Peoples Apothecary is Bend’s source for over 300 organic bulk herbs, teas and culinary spices. Family owned and community driven, this mindfully curated shop is full of treasures; from natural bodycare, vintage botanical prints, supplements, local art and more! Black Friday + Small Business Saturday only, buy a $50 gift certificate, receive a $5 gift certificate for yourself. Mulled cider all day!

Born out of a love for handmade craft, Silverado is a family owned facet of the downtown Bend community. We house the work of over 100 of the world’s most cutting-edge jewelry artists- including a hand picked collection from the Southwest, and an unrivaled showcase of bridal, wedding, and heirloom jewelry you won’t find anywhere else. Come see why we have been voted “Bend’s Best Jewelry Store” for the last 15 years!

Fancywork Yarn Shop

Brave Collective

200 NE Greenwood Avenue in Bend’s Makers District 541-323-8686

133 SW Century Dr., #100, Bend 541-312-6697 @ShopBraveCollective

Fancywork Yarn Shop is Central Oregon’s home for exceptional yarn, swoon-worthy accessories and gifts, woolly inspiration, classes, project support, and cozy, warm community. In addition to time-honored workhorse yarns and much-loved standards, Fancywork specializes in hand-dyed, independent and American yarns as well as carefully curated specialty yarns from abroad. We’re conveniently located between the East and West sides of Bend in the Makers District. @fancyworkyarnshop on Facebook and Instagram. Make something fancy!

Brave Collective, a favorite clothing boutique among Bend locals, is known for its friendly environment, on-trend fashion, as well as showcasing local artisans featuring clothing, jewelry and gifts. The name Brave is to honor and remind every woman that they belong, they have a voice and they matter. Complimentary wine served daily. Just look for the black and white, two-story mural of kickass women — that’s Brave.

Spa W

Za Zen

125 NW Wall St., Bend 541-388-1485

200 NE Greenwood Ave., Ste 3, Bend

Celebrating 20 Years!

Founded in Portland in 2003, Za Zen recently opened its doors in Bend due to popular demand. Located in the Maker’s District, Za Zen specializes in unique designs for women made of plant-based rayons and bamboo, as well as artisan jewelry and accessories. From classic wardrobe coordinates to festive one-of-a-kind dresses, Za Zen’s newly refined size range includes XS to 2X, so there is truly something for every body.


Spa-W is a long time local’s favorite and award winning day spa in Bend Oregon. Our spa provides a full range of services including a variety of massages, facials, body treatments, waxing, and nails. Our services are complimented by a full line of beauty and relaxation products that we encourage our guests to try during spa treatments. Our mission and goal is to foster well-being, relaxation, and to treat every guest to a personalized experience that is just right for them.

Bendy Dog

Modern Games

114 Minnesota Ave, Downtown Bend (541)419-6463

550 SW Industrial Way #150, Bend 541-639-8121 At Modern Games you can find the hottest new board games like Wingspan or those familiar classics like Catan ready to take home for your next holiday game night. Grab a beer from our local lineup of rotating taps while our helpful guides walk you through our selection of board games, card games, puzzles, and more at our new location in Bend’s historic Box Factory.

Founded in 2015, Bendy Dog has become a must-stop shop for all dog-lovers that visit Downtown Bend. Filled with colorful, artistic creations for dogs and their people, Bendy Dog seeks to support artisans from Bend and the PNW providing quality products that help your four-legged friend live their best life. Stop by the treat dispenser outside or come in out of the weather and pick out a warm coat, snuggly bed or fun, new toy. Your pups are welcome here!



TICKETS AVAILABLE AT Empowering Families Luncheon Join

First Sunday Church Service Join others

for a nondenominational church service lead by Bob Brown. This event is open to the public. First Sunday of every month, 10-11am. Through Jan. 19. Touchmark at Mt. Bachelor Village, 19800 SW Touchmark Way, Bend. Contact: 541-383-1414. No cover.

French Conversation Table All are wel-

come! Third and First Monday of every month, 10:30am-12:30pm. Barnes and Noble, 2690 NE Highway 20, Bend.

Garage Night The Pine Shed is the perfect place to talk shop, and tell all of your buddies about your winter projects! Come on down for a pint and be ready to share what you’ve been working on! Wednesdays, 6-8pm. Spoken Moto, 310 SW Industrial Way, Bend. Grassroots Cribbage Club Newcomers

welcome. For info, call Sue. Mondays, 6-9pm. Round Table Clubhouse, 2940 N. Highway 97, Bend. Contact: 541-610-3717.

History Pub Encore - Lost Oregon Ski Areas Steve Stenkamp gives a brief history of ski

areas lost to history. Explore the history of organized ski hill/areas in Oregon that are no longer, including places like the Little Alps, Tomahawk Ski Bowl, High Desert and Taft Mountain. Nov. 27, Noon-1pm. East Bend Public Library, 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend. Contact: 541-312-1029. Free.

Italian Conversation Group Conversational Italian group in a relaxed atmosphere. Saturdays, 9:45-11am. Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe, 135 NW Minnesota Ave., Bend. Japanese Group Lesson We offer group

lessons for both beginners and intermediate students for Japanese for all ages. Wednesdays, 5-6pm. Wabi Sabi, 143 SW Century Dr #120, Bend. Contact: 541-633-7205. $10.

League of Women Voters of Deschutes County Luncheon A different speaker each month on issues important to our community. First Thursday of every month, 11am-1pm. Black Bear Diner, 1465 NE Third St., Bend.

Let’s Talk – Open Discussion on Life & Spirituality All views and questions welcomed

on the intersection of life and spirituality. Facilitated open discussion, not a debate, not looking for the “right” answer. A place to be heard and hear other’s journey and views on the reality of life and spirituality. Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm. The Hughes’ Home, 4497 SW Salmon Place, Redmond. Contact: Free.

Life after Birth Join a supportive commu-

nity of pregnant and postpartum mothers in a space where it is safe to come as you are. This group is facilitated by Dr. Wendy Hatcher, Psy.D, a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in pregnancy and postpartum-related issues. Tuesdays, 2-3pm. St. Charles Center for Women’s Health, 340 NW 5th Street, Suite 101, Redmond. Contact: 541-526-6635. Free.

Marijuana Anonymous Meeting Know

you need to quit, but can’t? Help is here. Share experience, strength, and hope with each other. Thursdays, 7-8pm. Trinity Episcopal Church, 469 Northwest Wall Street, Bend.

Mommy & Me Breastfeeding Support Group Calling all new moms and babies! Come

visit “Mommy and Me” for social hour and breastfeeding support. An International Breastfeeding

Certified Lactation Consultant from St Charles will be there, as well as a myriad of volunteers and guest speakers. We have two locations: Redmond - Tuesdays, 12-2pm at the Center for Women’s Health and Bend - Thursdays, 1-3pm at Central Oregon Locavore See you there! Tuesdays, Noon-2pm and Thursdays, 1-3pm. Through Dec. 19. Various Locations, See event website for venue details, Central Oregon. Contact: 541-633-7388. Free.

Overeaters Anonymous Meeting

Mondays & Thursdays, Noon-1pm. Saturdays, 9:30am-11am. United Methodist Church, 680 NW Bond St., Bend. | Wednesdays, 4-5pm. Redmond Senior Center, 325 NW Dogwood Ave., Redmond. Ongoing. Contact: 541-306-6844.

Regional Public Transit Advisory Committee (RPTAC) & Project Steering Committee Meeting Cascades East

Transit (CET) is holding its Regional Public Transit Advisory Committee & Project Steering Committee Meeting at Redmond City Hall. Agenda topics include proposed Redmond deviated flex-route scenarios, 2020 Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund projects, upcoming service changes, RPTAC membership and CET Master Plan update. Dec. 4, 1:303:30pm. Redmond City Hall, Room 208, 411 SW Ninth St., Redmond. Contact: 541-548-9534. Free.

Resist! Rally Weekly resistance protest,

the theme of the week changes. Contact Vocal Seniority or Indivisible Bend for more info. Bring your signs, bring your attitude—and we’ll bring the bullhorn! Contact info@thevocalseniority. org for more info. Tuesdays, 11:30am-12:30pm. Peace Corner, Corner of NW Greenwood Avenue and NW Wall Street, Bend.

Socrates Cafe Conversations all welcome. Contact John at 503-803-2223 with any questions. Second and Fourth Thursday of every month, 6pm. The Commons Cafe, 875 NW Brooks St., Bend. Contact: 503-803-2223. Free.

Spanish Club Spanish language study and

conversation group. All levels welcome. Call for more info. Thursdays, 3:30-5:30pm. Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe, 135 NW Minnesota Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-749-2010.

Oregon Communicators Toastmasters Meeting Step out of your comfort zone

- enhance your leadership and communications skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Attend in person or online. https://zoom. us/j/246410212. Meet and greet at 6:15pm. Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm. La Pine Community Health Center - Meeting Room, 51600 Huntington Road, La Pine. Contact: 541-408-7610. Free.

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior Behavior is

one of the primary ways in which people with dementia communicate their needs. Learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers and learn helpful strategies. Dec. 5, 12-1:30pm. Sisters Public Library, 110 N Cedar St., Sisters. Contact: 800-272-3900. Free.

Veterans’ Coffee Club Meet up with fellow vets for coffee, snacks, and conversation. Cosponsored by Crook County Veteran Services. Located at the south end of the main library. Wednesdays, 9am-Noon. Crook County Library, 175 NW Meadow Lakes Drive, Prineville. Contact: 541-447-7978. Free. Weekly Climate Strike We’ve made strides, but the job is not done. Every Friday, youth and adults will gather to demand that government action be taken to combat climate change. Join us as we fight for a future for the next generation. Fridays, 4pm. Through Dec. 6. Peace Corner, Corner of NW Greenwood Avenue and NW Wall Street, Bend. Contact: 541-383-0852. Free. Women’s Cancer Support Group For the

newly diagnosed and survivors of cancer. Call for info. Thursdays, 1-3pm. Mountain Laurel Lodge, 990 SW Yates Drive, Bend. Contact: Judy: 541-728-0767. Lukas Bieri - Pixabay

Steve Stenkamp will discuss ski areas lost to history at the Bend Public Library on Nov. 27.


the Latino Community Association for great Mexican food, an inspiring immigrant success story, and the opportunity to strengthen local Latino families at the 11th annual Empowering Families Luncheon. Hola! Restaurant will cater the event. Meet LCA staff, board members, and people who benefit from its services. Open to the public! Dec. 5, 11:30am-1pm. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon, 61980 Skyline Ranch Road, Bend. Contact: 541-815-2401. $10.

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FAMILY & KIDS’ EVENTS 8th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting!

VisitNWX, will co-host the family fun holiday tree lighting of the majestic 65-foot Ponderosa Pine with Harcourt The Garner Group Real Estate. Bring a food donation for a chance to win one of the beautiful holiday gift baskets chock-full of donations from local businesses! Dec. 3, 6-8pm. NorthWest Crossing, NW Crossing Dr., Bend. Contact: Free.

Afternoon Pokemon Cards Drop off the kids and enjoy our beautiful West Side shopping district! We host players, learners, and traders at these weekly Pokemon card games, now in our beautiful new party nook. All attendees supervised by highly skilled Poke-Masters to ensure fair play and fun! Wednesdays, 2:30-4:30pm. Wabi Sabi, 143 SW Century Dr #120, Bend. Contact: 541-633-7205. Free. Annual Meeting and Member Appreciation Night Please join us for our Annual

Meeting with Executive Director Dana Whitelaw, Ph.D., to hear about the Museum’s recent accomplishments and upcoming plans. Stay for appetizers at our annual Member Appreciation Night. Photo opportunities with Father Christmas, storytelling and activities for all ages. Dec. 5, 5-7:30pm. High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend. Contact: 541-382-4754. Free.

Art Club Art Club is a unique after school pro-

Gift Certificates Therapeutic Message Customized Skin Care

gram to develop one of the most valuable skills for life - creativity - for ages 5-11. Thursdays, 4-5:30pm. ARTdog Children’s Art Studio, 19570 Amber Meadow Drive, Suite 130, Bend.

Carolers: Music of the Season A

partnership between the Salvation Army, the four Rotary Clubs of Bend and the Old Mill District, the Tree of Joy – located in SantaLand in the Old Mill District – was created to ensure that every child in Central Oregon experiences the joy of Christmas. Sun, Dec. 1, 2-3pm, Tue, Dec. 3, 6:30-8pm, Wed, Dec. 4, 4:30-7pm Center Plaza at the Old Mill District, 475 SW Powerhouse Dr., Bend. Contact: 541-312-0131. Free.

Creative Story Time Bring your little for this

unique story time in which we’ll read a different book each week, followed by an art-making experience inspired by the story. Perfect for ages 1.5Y-5. Wednesdays, 10-10:45am. ARTdog Children’s Art Studio, 19570 Amber Meadow Drive, Suite 130, Bend.

General Duffy’s Santa Land Saturday Bring your family to General Duffy’s 1st annual Santa Land Saturday! Parents and children can take photos with Santa, enjoy and explore our decorated wonderland and listen to live music! Sat, Nov. 30, 11am, Sat, Dec. 7, 11am, Sat, Dec. 14, 11am and Sat, Dec. 21, 11am. General Duffy’s Waterhole, 404 SW Forest Avenue, Redmond. Contact: 541-527-4345. general.duffys. Free.

Mondays, 3-4pm. Through Dec. 9. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. $99.

Kids Yoga 6-Week Series Kids (ages 6 - 12) will enhance flexibility, strength, balance and coordination through our kids yoga program. Mindful yoga techniques will calm the nervous system, manage frustrations, and improve focus. Instructor lead series, parents can drop-off. Wednesdays, 3-4pm. Through Dec. 11. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. Registration: $99. LEGO Block Party Kids, legos and a ton of

fun for the whole family! All ages welcome. Sat, Oct. 12, 9am, Wed, Oct. 23, 2:30pm, Sat, Nov. 9, 9am and Wed, Nov. 27, 2:30pm. Redmond Public Library, 827 SW Deschutes Ave., Redmond. Contact: 541-312-1061. Free.

Little Artist Playgroup Nurture your little’s developing brain through rich sensory experiences and messy play during our drop-in class for ages 1.5Y-5. Tuesdays, 10:30-11:15am. ARTdog Children’s Art Studio, 19570 Amber Meadow Drive, Suite 130, Bend.

Mini-Ninja + Me Kids (ages 2-3.5) plus

adults will have a blast during this upbeat movement class! Kids will develop coordination skills, balance, and confidence as they explore mini-obstacle courses in our ninja warrior gym and practice fun yoga sequences in our studio. Tuesdays, 12-12:45pm. Through Dec. 10. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. $99.

Mom & Baby Yoga Mothers with babies through early walkers are invited to stretch, strengthen, relax and have fun in a child friendly environment. Moms will focus on shoulder opening, easy yoga sequences and postnatal core-building while spending time bonding with their babies and connecting with fellow new moms. No experience necessary. Tuesdays, Noon-1pm. Tula Movement Arts, 2797 NW Clearwater Drive, Suite 100, Bend. $17/drop-in. Nano-Ninjas Kids (age 4-6) will love making

new ninja warrior buddies as they develop fundamental coordination skills, as well as obstacle-based gymnastics and climbing abilities. Through positive direction kids will gain confidence while enhancing their focus, balance, strength, and body awareness. Mondays, 4:155:15pm. Through Dec. 9. Tuesdays, 4:15-5:15pm. Through Dec. 10. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. $99.

Ninja Elite Junior athletes, ages 8-12,

increase your athletic performance through the exciting sport of Ninja Warrior! Achieve

a stronger body, enhanced balance and coordination and greater flexibility. Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30pm. Through Dec. 10. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. $99.

Paws to Read Reluctant reader? Have fun

reading with a dog. Ages 6-11 years. Registration is required. Thu, Dec. 5, 4pm, Thu, Dec. 19, 4pm and Thu, Jan. 2, 4pm. East Bend Public Library, 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend. Contact: 541-330-3760. Free.

SantaLand: “Celebrity Santa” is Back!

In the magical place called SantaLand, located this year in the space between REI and Grafletics, children can capture Santa’s ear with their hearts’ desires while our photographer captures the moment on film. Nov. 19-Dec. 23, 11am5pm and Fridays-Sundays, 11am-5pm. Through Dec. 23. Old Mill District SantaLand, 320 SW Powerhouse Dr., Bend. Contact: 541-312-0131. Free.

Toddler Move + Make Join us for a morning of play including yoga poses, fun breathing exercises and art-making. Perfect for ages 1.5Y-5. *Please note you must register for this class ahead of time (no drop-ins). Thursdays, 9-9:45am. ARTdog Children’s Art Studio, 19570 Amber Meadow Drive, Suite 130, Bend.

Tree of Joy: Spreading the Magic of Christmas A partnership between the Sal-

vation Army, the four Rotary Clubs of Bend and the Old Mill District, the Tree of Joy – located in SantaLand in the Old Mill District – was created to ensure that every child experiences the joy of Christmas. Nov. 29-Dec. 15, 11am-5pm. Center Plaza at the Old Mill District, 475 SW Powerhouse Dr., Bend. Contact: 541-312-0131. Free.

Ugly Seasonal Scarves We provide the

fabric and decorations, you provide the creativity. Ages 10-17 years. Dec. 4, 2:30pm. La Pine Public Library, 16425 First St., La Pine. Contact: 541-312-1090. Free.

Weekend Pokemon Cards We love it when you play Pokemon games and activities here! We have cards to borrow and professional Pokemasters to help keep the action fair. Third Saturday of the month we go an extra hour for our Tournament! Saturdays, 10am-1pm. Wabi Sabi, 143 SW Century Dr #120, Bend. Contact: 541-633-7205. Free. Youth/Adult Slackline This class will be a

combination of basic poses, transitions, floor exercises, stamina drills and games. All ages and levels welcome. Class cards and memberships available. Tuesdays, 5-6pm. Tula Movement Arts, 2797 NW Clearwater Drive, Suite 100, Bend. $18/ youth drop-in (17 and under), $20/adult drop-in. Submitted

Kerbal Space Program Lab Build a rocket and explore the galaxy with this flight simulation video game. Ages 10-17 years. Registration is required. Wed, Dec. 4, 2-4pm and Wed, Jan. 8, 2-4pm. Redmond Public Library, 827 SW Deschutes Ave., Redmond. Contact: 541-312-1050. Free. Kid’s Camp Games, DIY Projects, writing. Something different each week! Ages 6-11 years. Wed, Dec. 4, 1:30-3pm, Wed, Dec. 11, 1:30-3pm, Wed, Jan. 8, 1:30-3pm, Wed, Jan. 15, 1:30-3pm, Wed, Jan. 22, 1:30-3pm and Wed, Jan. 29, 1:303pm. Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541-617-7097. Free. Kids Ninja Warrior Kids (age 6-10)

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Games For The Whole Family

The owner of Bend’s Modern Games fills us in on great board games for the holiday season By Isaac Biehl Isaac Biehl

kicker? Any clues that are duplicated by the table cancel out, so the person guessing can’t see them. Players need to use their brains creatively to make different clues—but not too different. Evans also brings out the “L.L.A.M.A.” card game, which is sort of like Uno, but with a little more strategy. Players have a hand of six cards and will try to either lay a matching card on top of the discard pile or play the card one value above it. If you can’t lay a card, you can either draw or quit that round— because in “L.L.A.M.A,” you take points for cards left in your hand at the end of the round. Rounds end when a player empties their hand or if all players quit. The game ends when one player hits 40 points. Lowest score wins. Isaac Biehl

Brian Evans says groups of birders have flocked in to play “Wingspan.”

or they’ve played a 'Catan,' one of these new classics, they can easily come in and pick it up,” adds Evans. Adult conversations Evans suggests these games for the adult table, and says they offer a few more elements than other adult games like “Cards Against Humanity.” “The trick with ‘Cards Against Humanity’ is that it can play out pretty quickly, right? So, how do we do something that is a little smarter than that, while still being silly?” “Monikers” is a great party game where players take turns trying to help their teammates guess famous people (or things relating to those people, like Hitler’s brain). Players cycle

through three rounds of guessing: In round one, clue givers can say anything except the name on the card. In the second round, clue givers can only say one word to describe their card. Round three? Time for charades. Each card is worth its own set of points. Two other games, “Pitchstorm" and “Red Flags,” offer similar play styles and easy setups. The former is based on continuing great and zany movie ideas, and the latter about spotting those dangerous red flags on a date. 

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“Dragon’s Breath” is a good game for the little ones to play on their own.

up,” Evans tells the Source. “I didn’t really get into some of these newer games until my daughter was a teenager. It was something I did with her—get her off the phone for a little bit, to just sit down and play a game. It was something we could do together. So board games were always important for us.” Games for the whole crew “I think games are something we should do as a group. As a family. There’s sometimes this question of, well, I want a game for my kids—but I want a game for my kids that I’m going to enjoy playing,” says Evans. Off the bat, he mentions “Just One” as the perfect cooperative-family game. Three to seven players work together to try to help their teammate solve the mystery words on each card by writing one-word clues on their stand. The

The older strategists “Wingspan” is a perfect game for tweens, teens or adults who are looking for a game with a bit more strategy. The big bonus here is that it’s also one of the most aesthetically pleasing games you’ll find in stores today. Each player represents some kind of bird enthusiast, looking to discover and bring in the best-suited birds to your different environments. Players can gain food tokens from the birdfeeder tower and lay eggs as they work to build the best habitat. There are over 100 different cards, each featuring a unique bird species—plus a fun fact about what they do in the real world. The player with the most points after four rounds wins. “What I’ve seen is that people who know something about board games— so maybe they’ve played 'Ticket To Ride'

Fun times are guaranteed when you bust these games out over the holidays.



etting together with the family over the holidays is great—but to keep the good mojo going sometimes you need a little extra help, and board games are often an easy solution to bring everyone together. As with any family gathering there will be different age groups, so finding games for everyone can get tricky (especially if you don’t want the adults to scare the children). I stopped in at Modern Games in The Box Factory to chat with store owner Brian Evans about some of the new games on the scene that are perfect for these familial occasions. “I kind of grew up around some games, whether it was playing chess with dad, or whatever it is. So, I had those kinds of traditional experiences growing




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Art and Craft Fairs Galore!

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Local artisans offer locally produced goods as the holiday shopping season gets underway Belfry Holiday Art Bazaar Sat., Nov. 30, 10am-5pm The Belfry 302 E Main St., Sisters

The Belfry hosts a number of local Sisters artists, as well as local farmers and crafters. There will be music and a chance to buy wreaths from Black Butte School. Holiday Market at The Bite Sat., Nov. 30, 11am-4pm The Bite 19860 7th St., Tumalo

Craft-O at the Old Iron Works will have over 75 artists selling their wares.

A smaller offering, this pop-up features jewelry, ceramics and wood art. Amanda Long

Locavore Holiday Gift Faire

The 4th Annual Winter Pop-Up

Sat., Dec. 7, 10am-4pm Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon 61980 Skyline Ranch Rd., Bend

Thu., Dec. 12, 11am-7pm Springhill Suites 551 SW Industrial Way, Bend

With over 50 artists, this local market has become a staple for shopping for holiday gifts. Locavore offers a marketplace for local farmers to sell their wares year-round, and this shopping experience expands on that with the addition of jewelry, candles and art. Gompers Holiday Pop-Up Makers Market Sat., Dec. 7, 11am-4pm 611 NE Jackpine Ct. #8, Redmond

The Locavore Holiday Gift Faire offers local food items as well as hand-made and locally created items.

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mall Business Saturday drops this weekend, and in case you’re wondering why it matters to support that locally owned shop down the street… •For every $100 you spend at a local businesses, $52 stays in the community •Buying local is environmentally responsible. •We know you, and you know us. Studies have shown that local businesses donate to community causes at more than twice the rate of chains and online retailers.

Put those aside though and let this one sink in: If you made $500,000 each day since the invention of the printing press in 1439, you would still have less money than Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. Get out there and show

Redmond is slowly becoming the Brooklyn of Central Oregon, with artists moving there to live as they continue to be priced out of Bend. This is good news for Redmond, and this year, Gompers Distillery will host 30 artists.

Notice that this event is on a Thursday, so maybe check it out on a lunch break or after work with some friends. The sale has everything your girlfriend or wife would want you to buy for her: really good handbags, green beauty products, jewelry and art! I suggest all the boyfriends hit this one directly. Craft-O: A Holiday Market Sat., Dec. 14 & Sun. Dec 15, 9am-5pm The Old Iron Works 50 SE Scott St., Bend

This is the granddaddy of the art and craft fairs. With over 75 artists scattered throughout the Old Iron Works buildings, this is fine art and craft at its best. Expect to spend a few hours at this event, as there are goods packed into every corner. (Disclosure: My studio is located there.) 

By Tom Beans, Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe your support this Saturday for all the great local businesses that make Central Oregon so unique. If you choose to spend some of those dollars in a local indie bookshop, we humbly offer a few gift suggestions for the outdoor-loving reader on your list: “The Great Alone: Walking the Pacific Crest Trail” by Tim Voors Not your normal PCT book, this is the thru-hike as a physical, mental, and spiritual journey in a visually stunning format. “Nomad” by Emma Reddington and “Skoolie” by Will Sutherland Two great books showing how to live the mobile, off-the-grid, adventure seeking lifestyle we all wish we could have. “She Explores: Stories of Life-Changing Adventures on the

Road and in the Wild” by Gale Straub A spirited celebration of female bravery and the ladies who are out there living life on their own terms. “Hiking Historical Jefferson County Oregon” by Stan Pine It’s not often we get a brand new Central Oregon guidebook to put on our shelves or toss in the van. 



hen it comes to shopping local, there’s nothing quite like the holiday art and craft fairs in Central Oregon. It used to be Craft-O was the only big event, and people would come in droves to get special precious items, always happening the second weekend in December at the Old Iron Works. Now, though, the craft fair scene has grown. Here’s just a small list of the sales where local artists will show off their crafts in the next three weeks. On top of these, there are plenty of smaller popup sales happening on various nights (check the Source calendar for more info). Happy shopping!


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A Community Thread: What concerns you about the state of the world and humanity? Shanti O’Connor: I think what concerns me the most—and it’s personal, but it’s also collective—is relationships and how people treat other people. But specifically, what I’m super concerned about is how parents are treating and raising children. My concern about that is personal because I was raised by a drug addict who was really violent and we were homeless and my life was very unpredictable and scary all the time. And so, it’s a heightened awareness that I have in our community and the collective and it concerns me because there are a lot of children being raised and being hurt. And, as we know, how you were raised has a direct impact on how you feel and how you show up in community

ACT: Why are we having such a difficult time considering everybody’s needs and differences and equality and equity and embracing compassion and empathy? SO: How we are raised directly impacts how we’re able to show up in community; how we’re able to have relationships. But it even goes back further than that. What we know about being in utero is that your mom’s trauma, your grandma’s trauma, your great grandma’s trauma is all being sent down and you are adopting the trauma of the matrilineal line—not the masculine, but the feminine line. We’re being born and some of us have high anxiety, depression. A lot of it’s not ours. It’s probably our great grandma’s, who was in a war. So, collectively, we are seeing that everywhere. People are so disconnected from their self. And they are so scared. What I know to be true just in the little work that I do, the



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majority of people are highly anxious, are really scared, and don’t know how to make any change or impact in their life. If we look at that collectively, you can see that. I know for sure that the problem is trauma. The problem is what’s happening generation after generation; it’s building up. And so, our baseline of normal has moved up 10 notches to fear, stress, anxiety. We’re not even born with a baseline of normal. Some of us are. Some of us are so blessed. And I also know from my own experience that we can learn. We can heal. And we can learn how to be with ourselves. And we can learn how to be in a relationship that’s healthy. It can take a long time. It took me a good 20 years to get there, but I feel like I’m arriving. And how I show up now in community is profoundly different. I feel a comfortableness. I feel a worthiness. For a long time, I didn’t feel worthy of any sort of goodness. I didn’t feel worthy of anything. And so now I feel worthy. Now I feel like I can allow myself to

be heard, to be seen. I was invisible for so long in my life. Like, literally, people would run into me all the time. I felt invisible and it seemed like I was invisible. Honestly, from my personal perspective, that’s a huge part of it right there. ACT: How do we raise awareness in a broader and further-reaching way? SO: We need to start having more uncomfortable conversations. We haven’t learned those communication skills of how to say those things. Non-violent communication kind of helps. How do we learn to even have those really simple, charged conversations without making it personal? But, that’s the way. We have to expose our shadow. We have to talk about our shadow. We have to let our shadow be seen. It is one of the most important things community has to do. Because through that chaos is liberation and real connection. Read or listen to the entire interview at 

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“I know for sure that the problem is trauma. The problem is what’s happening generation after generation; it’s building up.” —Shanti O’Connor

Recognizing trauma’s impact on society; working toward healing through communication and relationships Joshua Langlais is a local photographer and the creator of A Community Thread, a project for which he interviews folks on the subject of community, its importance, and how we function as individuals within it. This is an excerpt from his interview with Shanti O’Connor in September. While O’Connor doesn’t particularly enjoy describing herself, she does identify as a mom, a wife, an athlete, and a curious, interesting and weird individual.







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Beers and babies—what’s not to love?

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Nervous heritage turkeys scramble to run away from the humans.


very Thanksgiving, Americans consume roughly 46 million turkeys— the vast majority being factory farm-raised, spending the entirety of their short lives crammed into sheds with thousands of other turkeys. They’re force-fed a strict diet of antibiotics including tetracycline, streptomycin and ampicillin, making them more likely to carry antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Their beaks and toes are snipped so that they don’t peck or claw one another. Bred for size, most turkeys can’t reproduce (the males’ breasts are too large for them to successfully mount the females), so they’re artificially inseminated. Poultry are the only animals exempt from the federal Humane Methods of Slaughter Act, according to an article published in the Los Angeles Times in 2017. There’s zero federal enforcement regulating the way turkeys live and die.  While wild, heritage turkeys can live up to 12 years, farm-raised turkeys live just over four months. Still, there are many locally-raised turkeys that live long and happy lives; turkeys that get to roam freely, enjoy a delicious diet of bugs and grains, and have all the freaky turkey sex they want.  Sarahlee Lawrence, who grew up on the land she transformed into Rainshadow Organics in 2010, spoke on the importance of diversity in food. “Vegetables are heirloom, and animals are heritage,” she explained. “There’s a big difference between heritage birds and broad-breasted whites.” Broad-breasted whites are genetically modified and produced for breast meat. Heritage turkeys are smaller, with more rich, juicy dark meat.

According to the American Association of Poultry, a heritage bird must meet three criteria: It must mate naturally, live a long, self-reliant life outdoors and grow at a natural, slow rate. “All of our turkeys are heritage breeds. We have Bourbon reds, Narragansett, Spanish blacks, Royal palms… the list goes on. What a lot of people don’t know is that the Butterball turkeys they buy from the store cost the same amount as a heritage turkey chick.” Every year, Lawrence raises 100 turkeys—most of which sell long before November. “We begin raising the turkeys in March, and we harvest them fresh right before Thanksgiving. Most people will put their deposits down in mid-summer.” When asked about a typical dayin-the-life of one of her turkeys, she responded, “We love them and we treat them well. They’re one of our favorite parts of the farm! They roost in the trees at night, they fly… they take a long time to raise. They get to roam freely about the pasture.” While Rainshadow Organics is sold out of turkeys this year, the farm store is open Thanksgiving Day with a wide variety of other produce. “We’ve got vegetables, meat, grains… we raise chickens, so we’ve got eggs, as well as pork and beef. Sausages for stuffing, freshly-ground flour. All of your Thanksgiving needs!”  Keola White, who raises a small number of heritage breed turkeys at Juniper Jungle Farms, weighed in on the risks of eating genetically modified meat. “When you buy a turkey from the grocery store, you don’t know what they’re gonna do to it—how they’re

gonna raise it. What they’re gonna feed it.” He also noted that the methods of slaughter were often inhumane. “I make sure that it’s as painless as possible for them,” he said, nodding to the frantic turkeys darting about the field. “They just go about business as usual. I make sure that they enjoy their last day—I don’t want to stress them out. The way the factory farms go about things, man, it’s sketchy.” Turkey isn’t the only potentially sketchy feast food. Potatoes can be riddled with dangerous toxins and biogenic amines when genetically modified. In 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Food and Drug Administration approved three varieties of genetically modified potato. In 2018, one of the scientists behind these GMO tubers made a public renunciation, condemning them as unsafe for human consumption. Marketed as “bruise-resistant,” Dr. Caius Rommens revealed that the potatoes actually concealed bruises that could easily accumulate harmful pathogens. Because the bruises are not visible, consumers can’t remove them, increasing health risks. Infections are not visible, either, he said. Meanwhile, Central Oregon has no shortage of organic, locally-grown produce. Red and blue fingerling potatoes are available at Fields Farm (owned by Jim Fields), produce at Rainshadow Organics’ farm stand and Central Oregon Locavore offers produce and meat. And if raising a heritage turkey from a chick and slaughtering it come the end of November seems like a tall order, locals can reserve a bird from one of several local farms for next year’s feast. 

Social mamas everywhere, rejoice! There’s a new weekly gathering spot for playdates, and it’s not at a park. Boss Rambler Beer Club recently debuted its new kid-friendly event, Moms and Groms. Every Wednesday from 3-6 pm, moms, kids, toddlers and babies flock to the Galveston Street taphouse for playtime and mingling. Parents receive $1 off of any drink during the meetup, and kids are set loose (within the building) to interact, meet friends and release a bit of their seemingly abundant energy. I stopped by the first get-together last month to hopefully make a few new friends—hoping my toddler would do the same (sans mimosa). I was shocked to see nearly 20 moms, with 2.5 children each, socializing throughout the brewpub. The event was such a hit that co-founders Kate and Matt Molletta decided to make Moms and Groms a recurring series. “Spilled beers and scattered snacks have become a regular part of our Wednesday afternoons, and we wouldn’t have it any other way,” Kate Molleta said. Boss Rambler’s interior neighbor and sharer of the bar space, Megaphone Coffee, adopted its own weekly mothers’ club, Moms and Minis, offering $1 off of drinks and mingling time with moms and little ones alike. If you are a mom or a parent looking for a playdate of your own, visit Boss Rambler on Wednesdays from 3-6 pm or Megaphone Coffee on Tuesdays from 9-11 am. 

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FOOD & DRINK EVENTS FOOD EVENTS Free Thanksgiving Meal at Miyagi Ramen Miyagi is offering free meals to those

in need during Thanksgiving day. We are very fortunate to have a hot meal during Thanksgiving and would like everyone to enjoy the same experience. Not open for regular business hours! Nov. 28, 11am-3pm. Miyagi Ramen, 550 NE Industrial Way, Suite 102, Bend. Free.



BEER & DRINK EVENTS Brewery Bingo with Tumalo Cider

Come join us for a fun night of Bingo with Tumalo Cider and enjoy tacos from Westside Taco Co. because nobody needs to cook the night before Thanksgiving! Nov. 27, 6:30-8pm. Kobold Brewing / The Vault Taphouse, 245 SW Sixth St., Redmond. Free.

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Hop Valley vs. Block 15 We are having a brewery Civil War while we watch the Ducks vs. Beavers game. Two IPAs- Hop Valley (Eugene) vs Block 15 (Corvallis). $3 for two 5oz pours. Vote on your favorite and see which town wins! Raffles for swag from both breweries. Three big screen TVs. Nov. 30, 1-5pm. River’s Place, 787 NE Purcell Blvd., Bend. Contact: Free. Local’s Night Come on down to Bevel

Craft Brewing for $4 beers and food specials from the food carts located out back at The Patio! Tuesdays, 3-9pm. Bevel Craft Brewing, 911 SE Armour Rd. Suite B, Bend. Contact: 541-97-BEVEL. Free.





Localized We’ll have $2 off our local Immer-

sion beers, a specialty dish by Chef Danny from local farms and free live music. We also have local makers showcasing their craft. Mondays, 6-8pm. Through Jan. 27. Immersion Brewing, 550 SW Industrial Way, Bend. Contact: 541-633-7821. Free.

Locals Day at Riff Whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, join us Tuesdays for an all day local’s night. $2 off coffee, beer, cocktails, wine and shareable dishes. Tuesdays, 9am-8pm.

Riff - Craft Food & Beverage Taproom, 555 NW Arizona Ave, Suite 30, Bend. Free.

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offer a full menu of cask-conditioned ales, wine, cider and non-alcoholic beverages. The food truck will also be serving up some fantastic cuisine! Wednesdays, 4-7pm. Porter Brewing, 611 NE Jackpine Ct #2, Redmond. Free.

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ery Barrel Tasting! Sample our naturally-made, extended barrel-aged wines, and enjoy a crystal glass, wine flight, food and live music. A portion of the proceeds go to Neighbor Impact to help with the Central Oregon Food Bank! Fri., Nov. 29, Sat., Nov. 30, Sun., Dec. 1, 11am-5pm. $25

Moms and Groms Moms, it’s simple. Show up with your grom(s) to socialize and drink a beer (or two) with other awesome Bend moms while the kiddos make new friends. All moms get $1 off drinks from 3-5pm. Call it a play date...with beer! Dads welcome too. Wednesdays, 3-5pm. Boss Rambler Beer Club, 1009 NW Galveston Ave., Bend. Free. Palate Trip Come on down to Newport Avenue Market and take your palate on a trip every Friday! Check our Friday morning timeline post each week to learn what brews and wines we’ll be tasting. Cheers! Fridays, 3:30-5:30pm. Newport Avenue Market, 1121 NW Newport Ave., Bend. Taco Tuesdays Join us every Tuesday $2.50

tacos, all pair well with our beers on tap! Treat yourself to one of our three signature margaritas. Tuesdays, 4-10pm. Silver Moon Brewing, 24 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-388-8331.

Thirsty Thursday Social Hour Thirsty Thursday Social Hour featuring appetizers and beverages. Thursdays, 4-5pm. Touchmark at Mt. Bachelor Village, 19800 SW Touchmark Way, Bend. Contact: 541-383-1414. Free. Whiskey Wing Wednesdays Come

down and order our signature Starship Wings and choose from six different quality whiskeys for a pour for only $5! Wednesdays, 11:30am10pm. Silver Moon Brewing, 24 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-388-8331. Kate S Fleming






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Water drips over a sugar cube to make the spirit bloom in a traditional absinthe service.

Absinthe is illegal. It’s made with opium. You’ll see the “green fairy,” because it makes you hallucinate. ll of the above statements are false—but those misconceptions permeate our culture. Absinthe never had opium in it. It’s a high-proof spirit made with the flowers and leaves of Artemisia absinthium (wormwood), anise, fennel and other herbs. The ingredient thought to have hallucinatory properties is wormwood, which contains thujone, which can block the brain’s GABA receptors—the primary calming neurotransmitters in the brain. Science has proved thujone does not in fact cause hallucinations. To really understand why absinthe is tied to so much myth, we need to understand the past. Absinthe originated in Switzerland and became popular in France for several reasons. Troops drank it to prevent malaria and then enjoyed the spirit. Then in the Great French Blight of the mid-19th century, an aphid infestation attacked the roots of the wine plants,


wiping out the grapes. France, a country that runs on wine, needed something else to drink. Enter absinthe. This is a good time to point out the alcohol by volume of wine: 10% to 15%, compared to absinthe at 45% to 60%. The French enjoyed their absinthe, and happy hour eventually turned into l’heure verte (the green hour), called as such because the spirit is green hued. You can see interpretations of absinthe used in art and through writers including Oscar Wilde and Ernest Hemingway. In my college art history class, I remember learning why the lady in Edgar Degas’ 1876 painting L’Absinthe had a green hue. Over time, through a smear campaign spearheaded by the temperance movement and the wine industry, absinthe was associated with social disorder and violent crimes. In 1905 Jean Lanfray, a Swiss farmer, murdered his family after drinking wine, brandy and absinthe. Even though other spirits were involved in the atrocity, absinthe took the blame, leading to its ban in Switzerland and in other countries, including the U.S., in 1912.

Ninety-five years later, real absinthe became legally available in the U.S. How that came about is a whole other story. Bend entered the absinthe scene in 2009 when Brad Irwin started Oregon Spirit Distillers. With his love of history, Irwin was interested in making classic spirits, and recognized no one was making craft absinthe. If you’ve never tasted this anise-flavored spirit, I recommend visiting Oregon Spirit Distillers’ tasting room for a traditional absinthe service. Ice water is dripped from a fountain over a sugar cube sitting on a slotted spoon into a glass of absinthe. The water clouds the absinthe, turning it an opalescent light yellow, and releases the botanical oils encapsulated in the alcohol, making the spirit more flavorful and aromatic. This is done because absinthe is not meant to be consumed straight. Shelley Hopson, operations manager at Oregon Spirit Distillers, said, “I like to think of it like a concentrate.” Absinthe holds the flavors; humans release them. 

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CHARLIE’S ANGELS: Directed by the ridiculously talented Elizabeth Banks, this actually isn’t a reboot of the franchise but a sequel to everything that’s come before—just with all new Angels and Bosleys. Kristen Stewart is the most underrated actress of her generation, so maybe this can bring her work in front of some more eyeballs. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX, Redmond Cinema FORD V FERRARI: A real-life underdog racing



feel like Tom Hanks has been building to playing Mr. Rogers for his entire life, so here we are and it’s just as bittersweet as one would imagine. Hanks is perfect, but the film is also much smarter and well-made than expected—and boy, this room is really dusty. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX, Sisters Movie House, Redmond Cinema


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FROZEN 2: While not possessing the same charms as the original, “Frozen 2” is still another solid entry into the Disney canon. The songs aren’t quite as memorable, but holy heck, the animation is absolutely stunning to look at and Kristen Bell is a national treasure, so there’s still plenty to enjoy with realistic expectations. See full review on p 43. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX, Sisters Movie House, Redmond Cinema

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KNIVES OUT: “Clue” is one of the best movies ever made and “Knives Out” makes it look basic. With a perfect cast featuring Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Daniel Craig and a dozen more, this movie will melt your brain and then rearrange the pieces incorrectly. A new classic. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX, Sisters Movie House, Odem Theater Pub LAST CHRISTMAS: This has a weird pedigree. Co-written by Emma Thompson, directed by Paul Feig, and apparently, it has some super-bizarre and ridiculous twist ending. All this for a very generic looking Christmas movie? OK, well now I guess I gotta see this one. Do I have to be sober tho? Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX, Sisters Movie House MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL: I know it’s

cool to make fun of these movies, but Angelina Jolie is putting in the work to give a soul to one of Disney’s most iconic villains, and the visuals are some of the craziest and eye-popping ever put to film, so maybe popular opinion will change. These should be the high watermark going forward for Disney’s live action movies.

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MIDWAY: A WWII action movie from the director of “Independence Day” and a bunch of other disaster movies? A cast featuring Woody Harrelson, Dennis Quaid AND a Jonas Brother? Endless scenes of CGI planes dogfighting each other while inspirational music plays in the background? Shut up and take my money. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX PARASITE: A modern Korean masterpiece that takes class struggle to all-new highs and lows. A funny and profound deconstruction of the “Upstairs/Downstairs” genre that also manages to be a blistering farce, a violent parable and a heartbreaking look at the working poor. Tin Pan Theater

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who has to take care of some rascally kids who teach him why he never had kids in the first place. Wait. No? OK, I guess it’s about the warmth and joy of family or something like that. Ugh. Well, I guess John Cena is charming. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX

JOJO RABBIT: A comedy about Nazis shouldn’t work. It should actually be offensive and kind of awful, but “Jojo Rabbit” not only works, it is one of the finest films of the year. Heartwarming, heartbreaking and hilarious all in the same scene, this is a stone cold classic. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX, Odem Theater Pub

THE GOOD LIAR: I mean, a con artist movie starring Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren is kinda what movies are all about: watching brilliant artists create characters from the inside out and surprise us with a good story. “The Good Liar” is a bit ridiculous, but it’s one hell of a story. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX

JOKER: Massively controversial before it was even released, “Joker” takes a run at the origin story for one of pop culture’s biggest villains and gives him a soul. Not deserving of all the bile, this is a comic book movie that flirts with con-

THE LIGHTHOUSE: Arguably Willem Dafoe’s finest performance of his career in a film that takes Greek myth and combines it with stunning B&W photography to make a weird and wonderful look at madness and isolation. See this on the biggest screen you can find. Odem Theater Pub

 STREAMING THIS WEEK “KLAUS” Look guys, I know a direct-to-Netflix animated Christmas film should be terrible, but this Santa origin story is one of the most beautifully drawn and charming movies of the year, and a movie I’ll watch every holiday season from here on out. A perfect little movie.

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don’t have kids, so my relationship to the original “Frozen” is probably different than the one parents have with the 2013 Disney blockbuster. I didn’t have to watch it a thousand times or hear “Let it Go” sung by well-meaning children until my ears screamed with the fury of a thousand better Disney songs. I watched it when it came out and was instantly able to (ahem) let it go, as it’s kind of forgettable overall. Don’t get me wrong: “Frozen” is solid late-period Disney with a few memorable songs and a nice modern retelling of Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Snow Queen.” The thing that makes “Frozen” more than the sum of its parts is the film’s brilliant deconstruction of the fairy-tale princess myth perpetuated and popularized by Disney itself. Of the two leading human male characters, Kristoff turns out to be brave but ultimately ineffectual; Hans is a villain hiding behind money and a faux “nice guy” demeanor to get what he wants from women. Elsa and Anna save themselves in “Frozen.” They don’t need a prince for a second, gaining strength instead from each other and their sisterhood. As normal an idea as that sounds right now, in 2013 it was downright revolutionary. But in a post-#Metoo world, what can creator Jennifer Lee and the Mouse House do to keep “Frozen 2” ahead of Hollywood’s current desperation to seem as woke as possible? The answer: taking another hot-button topic and folding into a narrative still structured around the friendship between Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Sven and Kristoff, and the songs they like to sing. This time we find out the origins of Elsa’s ice powers while sending them on an

The cast of "Frozen 2" is just as lovable this time around.

adventure into the Enchanted Forest populated by the Northuldra tribe that has lived shrouded in mystery to a generation of the people of Arendelle. Surrounded by an impenetrable wall of mist, the forest is seen as forbidden to Elsa and company because of the mysterious natives who battled with their grandfather and supposedly tried to rid the world of Arendelle. You can see where this is going, yeah? When our plucky heroes finally meet the Northuldra tribe, they’re drawn as misunderstood Native Americans, even down to the fact that they worship the elemental spirits of air, earth, fire and water

which power the forest. And guess what? They were screwed over by Elsa and Anna’s ancestors. It’s all very obvious. “Frozen 2” doubles down on the environmental message while giving all the characters their own dramas to work through. Olaf is suffering an existential crisis, Kristoff wants to marry Anna, Anna wants to protect Elsa and Elsa just wants to be magic and maybe find a nice lady to settle down with. The problem is that these characters are all still very interesting and dynamic, but this time they’re in service of a pat and clichéd story. Honestly though, this movie is critic proof. The animation is gorgeous, the

message is solid and the songs are ear worms for kids (especially Kristoff’s show-stopping power ballad “Lost in the Woods). Most kids are desperate to see this, even while most parents are ready to move on from the first one. “Frozen 2” doesn’t carry the same inherent magic as the original, but for those expecting an even better time at the movies; you might just have to let it go.  Frozen 2


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OUTSIDE EVENTS ATHLETIC EVENTS Bend Area Running Community (BARF) Join us for a 3.5-mile loop through the



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Bend Babes Brew & Running Crew Each week we meet at a different trail, decide as a group how far to run (usually 40-50 minutes), and then meet at a brew pub for post-run drinks and dinner! All paces welcome! Thursdays, 5:30pm. City of Bend, contact for more info. Contact:

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Life Skateboard Company “Solsk8s” and Bearings Skateboard Academy have joined forces! This park is ideal for every level and open to all ladies - whatever wheels you choose to shred! Wednesdays, 7-9pm. Bearings Skateboard Academy, 615 SE Glenwood Drive, Bend. $10.

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participants will receive a Hoodoo Lift Ticket (must register online). Event is chip timed with prizes for age group winners & costume winners. Free Kids 1K run, chase the “turkey” runners and win a prize! Nov. 28, 9am-Noon. Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond, Redmond. Contact: $20-$35.

Rise and Run Early riser? This group is for you! FootZoner Colton Gale will leads this run. All paces are welcome; 3-5 mile routes will usually take advantage of paths in the Old Mill. Tuesdays, 5am. FootZone, 842 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: Free. Saturday Coffee Run Marla Hacker will

facilitate this group, which welcomes all paces for a 3-5 mile run. Saturdays, 9am. FootZone, 842 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: Free.

Tuesday Performance Group Maximize

your time with focused, intense efforts. All ages and abilities welcome. Sessions led by accomplished trail runner Max King. Tuesdays, 5:30pm. FootZone, 842 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: max@ Free.

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itude with us this Thanksgiving! What has yoga given you that you are grateful for? All proceeds benefit Namaspa Foundation. Thu., Nov. 28, 9:30-10:45am. Namaspa Yoga Studio, 1135 NW Galveston Ave., Bend. Donation .

Walk Up Pilot Butte Join JessBFit for this breathtaking walk up Pilot Butte. Stick around after the walk to learn how to use the pull-up bar station at the trail head for strength training and stretching. Tuesdays, 8-9am. Pilot Butte State Park, Pilot Butte State Park, Bend. Contact: 503-446-0803.

Zumba Class Come get your Zumba on! Dec. 5, 3-4pm. Touchmark at Mt. Bachelor Village, 19800 SW Touchmark Way, Bend. Contact: 541383-1414. Free.

OUTDOOR EVENTS Wild Wednesday: Circumnavigating Mont Blanc Join Oregon Wild and the Central

Oregon Bitterbrush Broads for a presentation on circumnavigating Europe’s Mont Blanc by foot! A small group of local hikers will show photos, discuss their route, and compare one of Europe’s most famous trails to the Wilderness experience. Dec. 4, 6-7:30pm. Broken Top Bottle Shop, 1740 NW Pence Lane, Bend. Contact: 541-382-2616. Free.

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CORK Thursday Run Join us for a run from 3-5 miles. Stay afterward for a drink and food. All ability levels welcome along with friendly on leash dogs. Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Spoken Moto, 310 SW Industrial Way, Bend. Free. Hump Day Run Celebrate getting over the

mid-week hump with runners of all paces. During the winter, we’ll typically run 3-5 miles down to the Old Mill and back. Bring a few bucks if you want to get a beer after! Wednesdays, 6pm. FootZone, 842 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: Free.

I Like Pie 5k Run/Walk Earn your slice of pie, walking or running the 5K or 1 mile course! Bring non-perishable food donations and bake a pie for the chance to win! All proceeds benefit Girls on the Run of Central Oregon and Neighbor Impact. Thu., Nov. 28, 9-11am. $5-$10. Plant-Powered Runners Sunday Run

Social runs each Sunday, starting at various parks, trails and veg-friendly restaurants around Bend. All paces and people welcome - no need to be vegan or vegetarian! Sundays, 9-11am. Bend, RSVP for address, Bend. Contact: Free.

Redmond Running Group Run All levels welcome. Find the Redmond Oregon Running Klub on Facebook for weekly run details. Saturdays, 8am. City of Redmond, Redmond, Or., Redmond. Contact:

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Giving Thanks for What the Land Provides Local indigenous farmer is part of a growing nationwide movement to restore native foodways, and a connection to the land By Nicole Vulcan

trip in Mexico when a revelation hit: Around him were native Huichol people, cooking with native foods, as they had for centuries. That encouraged Sherman to re-introduce indigenous foods in his own life—and not only that—but to give them a 21st-century flair that eventually earned him recognition from the Beard Foundation as well as national magazines. Sherman wasn’t the first, but he’s certainly become a prominent figure in the movement. Last week, in honor of Native American Heritage Month, the James Beard Foundation recognized six indigenous chefs—including Sherman—who are making waves by championing indigenous food.

The Sioux Chef The winner of 2018’s James Beard Award for Best Cookbook has become a rising star in a movement that goes

A Central Oregon indigenous-food effort In Central Oregon, locals can also find an indigenous-food champion, working away at her 6-acre farm, Nicole Vulcan

Olson holds a handful of ponderosa pine flowers—from which she'll harvest ponderosa pollen to top her roasted purple carrot soup—one of the items on her special Thanksgiving Day menu.

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Indigenous farmer Spring Olson, seen here inside her farm "classroom" and workspace, opens a bag of sweetgrass, which has a variety of traditional medicinal and spiritual uses.

the land in 2018, Olson secured a tribal loan to build a greenhouse on her property. She now grows around 130 varieties of plants—half of which are native foods. Olson grows and stores seed for the Central Oregon Seed Exchange, and keeps a special seed stash just for sharing with indigenous people. Both seed projects are aimed at providing people with more access to healthy, local foods. Last year, she won a national U.S. Department of Agriculture women’s farming award— the first female tribal farm owner in Oregon to do so. For indigenous people, Olson’s seed bank is part of her commitment—along with the chefs mentioned above—to bringing back native foodways. “There’s a few token words that are going around the tribal community— you might have read about with Sean Sherman and the James Beard Award;

it’s ‘decolonization’ of our food, and the ‘precolonial’ food movement,” Olson said. “It’s to get back the power that we used to have, of our traditional ways. So that’s a cool thing to bring up about Thanksgiving is that, this menu (Olson’s special Thanksgiving Day menu) is pretty sweet.” In addition to farming, Olson supplements her income with teaching at workshops and conferences, where other people passionate about the indigenous food movement also come to spread knowledge. This fall, Olson worked alongside Sherman and others in sharing skills and information with other indigenous people. “It feels good to be on this place,” Olson said. “It feels like we’re doing really good work out here, and if it has to be at the national level before it trickles down and gets noticed here, that’s OK, too.”  Nicole Vulcan

beyond just knowing where one’s food comes from. In “The Sioux Chef ’s Indigenous Kitchen,” Oglala Lakota chef Sean Sherman and co-author Beth Dooley build recipes filled with ingredients endemic to North America, as part of an effort to revitalize Native American cuisine and to reclaim “an important culinary culture long buried and often inaccessible.” Things like smoked trout and white bean spread, served with wild rice cakes, are in the book. Things like fry bread—historically made by indigenous people forced to live on reservation rations of lard, flour and salt—are not. Sherman, who was born on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and spent years as a chef in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was on a rejuvenation

Sakari Farms, in Tumalo. Olson is a passionate advocate for helping indigenous people re-connect to the bounty of the land around them. Olson grew up in the coastal town of Valdez, Alaska, the daughter of a chief in the Kingikmuit tribe. There, she says, native people were reliant on foods from the sea, and on foraging and gathering. For Olson, the notion of reserving one day—Thanksgiving—to give thanks is odd. Native people, she said, gave thanks every day, for the bounty the land and waters provide. Today, she combines her familial knowledge and her background in natural resource management with traditional farming techniques at her farm, where she grows veggies, flowers and herbs which help supply her business, Sakari Botanicals. Since buying

Olson holds a bunch of Hopi amaranth, which originates with the Hopi tribes of the American Southwest. Known for its deep red color, the plant is used for dye as well as microgreens. Olson saves its tiny seed for her native seed stash.



his Thanksgiving, while many Americans are fussing over turkeys and emptying cans of cranberry “sauce” onto plates, Spring Olson will be cooking up a meal of pheasant stuffed with sweetgrass, topped with bison-cedar gravy and served with sides of green beans and wild rice. If that seems like a far cry from the traditional Thanksgiving dinners coming out of modern American kitchens, it’s because it is. It also represents a movement to restore native foodways for indigenous people—a movement that’s gotten some massive exposure by way of a breakthrough cookbook, published in 2017.




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A Stinging Tale

Scorpions do live among us—but they’re not the dangerous kinds By Jim Anderson Sue Anderson


Our local scorpion, found by Nancy McCormick in her kitchen.


ack in the Good Old Days, I’d get a phone call at least once a month all winter from someone all in a dither about stumbling over a scorpion somewhere in the house, woodshed or chicken coop. Oh, how I loved those “Hey, Jim, look what I got!” greetings in the post office, when someone would open an envelope or box, or run out to the car and return with a glass jar and wave a scorpion under my nose! I’d take a look at the specimen, and if it wasn’t green tinted and slightly built I’d tell everyone it was a “Mordent scorpion.” Well, I was wrong; not “bad wrong,” but wrong nonetheless. In Merrill A. Petterson’s new 2018 field guide, “Pacific Northwest Insects,” (which I recommend for anyone who wants to know about our insects and other arthropods) he doesn’t lump the Mordent scorpions like I did. On page 48 of his excellent book he has two scorpions for Oregon: • The Northern scorpion (Vaejovidae) scientific name: Paruroctonus boreus (Girad) • Black hairy scorpion (Luridae), scientific name: Hadrurus spadix (Stahnke)

He also includes a relative of the black hairy scorpion that wanders into eastern Oregon from Idaho, Anuroctonus phaiodactylius, which so closely resembles its cousin you can mix ‘em up. The “Good News” is, none of these species are capable of doing serious harm to humans. Should you be stung, all it will do is hurt a little. HOWEVER! Should a human become so frightened of these tiny scorpions as to lose one’s self control and try—like Superman—to leap over one’s pickup in a single bound and end up breakin’ a leg…well…‘nuff said. But now that we’re discussing a scorpion doing damages to a human in the biological area, there’s one group that could, if it was imported from the Southwest, or Texas. I’ll quote from my original Source piece: “Now, there is a little greenish scorpion, centruroides, found in parts of the Southwest and Texas that can give you a bad day if it stings you. It does not live in the Northwest, and if it turns up, it is purely by accident, having been hauled here by someone. The best advice I can

think of to prevent injury from this scorpion is stay away from Texas.” That’s the one you have to worry about, but that’s enough of that… One of the best helps our local scorpions are giving us humans is preventing the venomous black widow spider from moving in. Scorpions compete with spiders for prey; it’s almost as simple as that. For example, in my wife’s greenhouse there are no black widows making their steel-like messy webs behind old boxes or planters. We actually have two competitors for their prey, scorpions and adult tree frogs. It’s the same story in our barn and outside garden. While the barn isn’t very suitable habitat for the frogs because of the lack of water, the scorpions think they’ve died and gone to heaven, and move right in. Oh, I should also share a few words about “false scorpions,” like the snow scorpion you may see while cross-country skiing. This tiny black no-stinger scorpion-like insect has often been reported on some of the trails in spring. If you happen to come across one, please let me know:

Then there’s the wind scorpion, aka sub spider; it can also scare the daylights out of most people who accidentally come across one. They’re eight-legged, two-eyed relatives of spiders that inhabit our dry, desert-like sagebrush country. Anyone who has served in the military or visited the dry country of Saudi Arabia has probably come across huge, eightlegged creatures that look verymuch like our wind scorpions. They’re built along the same lines and have the moniker of “camel spider.” Quite a creature I’m told, some as large as a dinner plate! There’s also a large scorpion in Mexico about the size of a small cigar. Its body is brown, but like other scorpions it glows pastel green or blue under ultraviolet light. There is also a species of forest scorpion in Africa that’s fairly similar to the Emperor scorpion in size. It has no common name (that I know of), but it’s known in the scientific world as Heterometrus swammerdami, and holds the record for being the world’s largest scorpion, better than 9 inches in length. Oh, and please be kind to our native scorpions; they glow in the dark as well… 


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Looking to Buy a Home in the Winter Months?

The advantages of purchasing when most people aren’t require less seller contribution or potential appraisal hurdles. More buyers equates to increased opportunity for a seller to consider an offer that is not “their ideal.” More than likely, a seller who has listed their home for sale in the winter months seriously wants or needs to sell the property. This potentially gives a buyer some room with negotiations on terms and price. A word of caution: just because a seller may be eager to sell doesn’t mean that they will be open to low-ball offers, out-of-the-ordinary terms or unreasonable demands. A buyer can sabotage themselves with this strategy, so it’s important to work with a Realtor and rely on their professional experience to decide on the appropriate negotiation strategy. Another advantage to purchasing a home in the winter: a buyer can put the home through the paces. The winter months give a buyer the perfect opportunity to evaluate the home in some of the worst climate conditions. A buyer will be able to see what the home looks like in the most barren of months. What does the property look like without the leaves on the trees and shrubs? Where are the opportunities for ice dams? What are the neighborhood streets and driveway like during incidents of snow? Does the home feel drafty and cold? And one could go so far as (in December, anyway) to answer the question of what height of Christmas tree will fit in the living room. There are definite and unquestionable advantages to purchasing a home in the winter months. If a buyer is willing to put on the puffy coat and boots, they may just find the opportunity for the home of their dreams. And, what’s not to love about spending the spring and summer months in that home; rather than spending the longer, warmer days looking for it? 


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horter days, the crisp air with twinges of bitterness, traces of white appearing in the Cascades and the barren trees are the annual indications that winter is tiptoeing its way into Central Oregon. Before long, as in its usual fashion, winter will no longer hold off its arrival and Central Oregon will be in full swing of the season, complete with the opening of Mt. Bachelor. Is this really the time of year to purchase a home? The idea of bundling up and traipsing about town to look at housing inventory may feel as though it is embarking on a fool’s errand. Everyone knows that the best time to purchase a home is in the spring and summer months, right? In the words of Lee Corso, longtime ESPN analyst, “Not so fast, my friend!” While it’s true that the real estate market as a whole tends to slow during the winter months, that is not necessarily a bad thing for buyers. Does it take a little more effort to get out and look for a home in the bitter cold of winter? Yes. Does there tend to be less inventory during the winter months? Also, yes. And then there is the conundrum of trying to move during a snowstorm. All reasons why one may think that this is not the season to be looking to purchase a home. However, I would argue that this may be one of the smartest times to purchase. First, there is far less competition in the marketplace during winter months. According to the National Association of Realtors, 40% of home sales take place May through August. Granted, there is traditionally more inventory during the spring and summer months; there are also more buyers competing for said inventory. This translates to the likelihood of buyers having to compete with multiple-offer situations, all-cash offers and buyers who may have stronger financing positions that




I was feeding my meter the other day, and this guy started chatting me up outside his store and got me to take his number. He seemed sweet, but things quickly got weird when he wanted to come over the next night. I said that didn’t work for me, but I offered to swing by his work and say hi during the day. He responded angrily: “No. I wanna come to your house, but you aren’t ready for it.” I politely explained that I didn’t know him at all and wasn’t into casual sex anymore. If that didn’t work for him, that was totally cool and we could just be friends. He got angry again, saying (bizarrely), “I’m not a negative person” and then “But now you’ll never know how awesome I am!” I was dumbfounded. Why do some guys get so jerky when you turn them down or just want to take things slow? —Baffled Sure, you might miss out on how “awesome” he is. You might also miss out on trying to call 911 with your face while zip-tied to the coffee table. Of course, we can’t know exactly why the guy went so nasty on you. The easy assumption is that he just wanted sex and went all brat-o when he didn’t get it. However, research on men’s responses to romantic rejection suggests some interesting possibilities, including strong masculine “honor beliefs.” Social psychology doctoral student Evelyn Stratmoen explains, “Masculine honor beliefs dictate that men must respond aggressively to threat or insult in order to create and maintain their desired masculine reputations.” “Honor beliefs” come out of a “culture of honor.” It rises up in places with weak or nonexistent formal law enforcement. It’s why men of yore fought duels. In modern life, we see it in gangs and especially in prison. Literary scholar Jonathan Gottschall explains in “The Professor in the Cage: Why Men Fight and Why We Like to Watch” that a “culture of honor” is a “culture of reciprocation.” “In a tit for tat fashion,” a man “returns favors and retaliates against slights.” His building a “reputation for payback” protects him physically, socially, and even economically, signaling to others not to cross him. In two studies that Stratmoen and her colleagues ran, they found that as men’s “honor beliefs increased” -- that is, when

individual men had more intense honor beliefs -- “so did their perceptions that a man’s aggressive responses to the woman rejecting his attempt to initiate a relationship with her were ... appropriate.” The Stratmoen team’s findings suggest that being romantically rejected “is perceived as an insult to the man’s honor,” making him, say, feel insulted and like less of a man and justified in using “aggressive behaviors, possibly in an effort to restore his lost honor.” Other research by social psychologist Khandis Blake and her colleagues found that men showed heightened aggression following romantic rejection by a “sexualized” womAmy Alkon an: a woman wearing revealing, sexy clothing and expressing attitudes that “give an impression of sexiness and availability for sexual encounters.” The researchers grant that “women have varied reasons for self-sexualizing,” like finding it “empowering and enjoyable.” Their motivations may even be “nonsexual in nature.” However, women with a sexualized look and demeanor activated a sex-seeking mindset in men (primed “sexual goals,” as the researchers put it) in a way nonsexualized women did not. This sex goal activation -plus the presumption that a sexualized woman is “more interested in having sex” -- increases “the expectancy that romantic interest is reciprocated.” Any romantic rejection that follows has a worse bite -- “a greater ego threat,” especially in men with shaky self-esteem -- triggering aggressive responses. Now, this is not a call for women to start shopping at Burka Barn or Amishcrombie & Fitch. Wearing a miniskirt (or expressing “liberated” attitudes about sex) does not make you responsible for men’s behavior any more than serving chocolate cake at a party makes you responsible for a guest’s subsequent struggle to fit into their favorite pants. In short, you did everything right, asserting what works for you in kind and dignity-preserving ways. Though this guy’s party manners fell off faster than a bumper Scotch-taped to a car, other aggro men might be better at hiding their Mr. Scary Side. With those guys, your new “take it slow” approach should serve you well. And with the good guys out there, your not wanting to rush into anything is ultimately a signal: You’re a woman worth having -- and for more than relationships that begin at 11 p.m. and end at 1, give or take 20 minutes after the guy’s shoe is confiscated and dragged off to a secure location by your sociopathic Pomeranian.

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ASTROLOGY  By Rob Brezsny SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “My great-

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): I have a lot of confidence in your ability to renew and reinvent yourself in the coming months. In fact, I think that doing so will be a fun project you'll both enjoy and be able to carry out with flair. But right now you may be going through a brief period when your own confidence for this project is low. You might be entertaining doubts about your ability to summon the courage and willpower you'll need. But I feel this is a temporary dip. I have faith that you will soon be tapping into previously unavailable reserves of energy that will provide you with all the fuel necessary to renew and reinvent yourself. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Aquarian playwright August Strindberg didn’t have much interest in people who “regurgitate what they have learned from books.” He was bored by stories that have been told over and over again; was impatient with propaganda disguised as information and by sentimental platitudes masquerading as sage insights. He craved to hear about the unprecedented secrets of each person’s life: the things they know and feel that no one else knows and feels. He was a student of “the natural history of the human heart.” I bring Strindberg’s perspective to your attention, my dear one-of-a-kind Aquarius, because now is a perfect time for you to fully embody it.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “It’s no fun being in love with a shadow,” wrote Piscean poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. And yet she indulged profusely in that no-fun activity, and even capitalized on it to create a number of decent, if morose, poems. But in alignment with your astrological omens, Pisces, I’m going to encourage you to fall out of love with shadows. The coming weeks will be an excellent time to channel your passions into solid realities: to focus your ardor and adoration on earthly pleasures and practical concerns and imperfect but interesting people. ARIES (March 21-April 19): In composing this oracle, I have called on the unruly wisdom of Vivienne Westwood. She’s the fashion designer who incorporated the punk esthetic into mainstream styles. Here are four quotes by her that will be especially suitable for your use in the coming weeks. 1. “I disagree with everything I used to say.” 2. “The only possible effect one can have on the world is through unpopular ideas.” 3. “Intelligence is composed mostly of imagination, insight, and things that have nothing to do with reason.” 4. “I’m attracted to people who are really true to themselves and who are always trying to do something that makes their life more interesting.”

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): “I’m drowning in the things I never told you.” Famous make-up artist Alexandra Joseph wrote that message to a companion with whom she had a complicated relationship. Are you experiencing a similar sensation, Taurus? If so, I invite you to do something about it! The coming weeks will be a good time to stop drowning. One option is to blurt out to your ally all the feelings and thoughts you’ve been withholding and hiding. A second option is to divulge just some of the feelings and thoughts you’ve been withholding and hiding—and then monitor the results of your partial



GEMINI (May 21-June 20): I’ve got some borderline sentimental poetry to offer you in this horoscope. It may be too mushy for a mentally crisp person like you. You may worry that I’ve fallen under the sway of sappy versions of love rather than the snappy versions I usually favor. But there is a method in my madness: I suspect you need an emotionally suggestive nudge to fully activate your urge to merge; you require a jolt of sweetness to inspire you to go in quest of the love mojo that’s potentially available to you in abundance. So please allow your heart to be moved by the following passage from poet Rabindranath Tagore: “My soul is alight with your infinitude of stars. Your world has broken upon me like a flood. The flowers of your garden blossom in my body.”



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CANCER (June 21-July 22): Try saying this, and notice how it feels: “For the next 17 days, I will make ingenious efforts to interpret my problems as interesting opportunities that offer me the chance to liberate myself from my suffering and transform myself into the person I aspire to become.” Now speak the following words and see what thoughts and sensations get triggered: “For the next 17 days, I will have fun imagining that my so-called flaws are signs of potential strengths and talents that I have not yet developed.”

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): An interviewer asked singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen if he needed to feel bothered and agitated in order to stimulate his creativity. Cohen said no. “When I get up in the morning,” he testified, “my real concern is to discover whether I’m in a state of grace.” Surprised, the interviewer asked, “What do you mean by a state of grace?” Cohen described it as a knack for balance that he called on to ride the chaos around him. He knew he couldn’t fix or banish the chaos— and it would be arrogant to try. His state of grace was more like skiing skillfully down a hill, gliding along the contours of unpredictable terrain. I’m telling you about Cohen’s definition, Leo, because I think that’s the state of grace you should cultivate right now. I bet it will stimulate your creativity in ways that surprise and delight you.

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VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Poet Juan Felipe Herrera praises the value of making regular efforts to detox our cluttered minds. He says that one of the best methods for accomplishing this cleansing is to daydream. You give yourself permission to indulge in uncensored, unabashed fantasies. You feel no inhibition about envisioning scenes that you may or may not ever carry out in real life. You understand that this free-form play of images is a healing joy, a gift you give yourself. It’s a crafty strategy to make sure you’re not hiding any secrets from yourself. Now is a favorable time to practice this art, Virgo.


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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In accordance with current astrological omens, here’s your meditation, as articulated by the blogger named Riverselkie: “Let your life be guided by the things that produce the purest secret happiness, with no thought to what that may look like from the outside. Feed the absurd whims of your soul and create with no audience in mind but yourself. What is poignant to you is what others will be moved by, too. Embrace what you love about yourself and the right people will come.”

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “I swear I became a saint from waiting,” wrote Scorpio poet Odysseus Elytis in his poem “Three Times the Truth.” According to my reading of the astrological omens, you may be in a similar situation. And you’ll be wise to welcome the break in the action and abide calmly in the motionless lull. You’ll experiment with the hypothesis that temporary postponement is best not just for you, but for all concerned.

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est asset is that I am constantly changing,” says Sagittarian actress and activist Jane Fonda. This description may not always be applicable to you, but I think it should be during the coming weeks. You’re primed to thrive on a robust commitment to self-transformation. As you proceed in your holy task, keep in mind this other advice from Fonda. 1. “One part of wisdom is knowing what you don’t need anymore and letting it go.” 2. “It is never too late to master your weaknesses.” 3. “If you allow yourself, you can become stronger in the very places that you’ve been broken.” 4. “The challenge is not to be perfect. It’s to be whole.” P.S. And what does it mean to be whole? Be respectful toward all your multiple facets, and welcome them into the conversation you have about how to live.

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HEALTH & WELLNESS EVENTS Bhakti Church Using guided meditation,

breathwork, mudra and chanting we will gather to dive deep into the heart space of “Bhakti”. First Sunday of every month, 7-8:30pm. Sol Alchemy Temple, 2150 NE Studio Rd., Bend. Contact: $10 suggested donation.

cal and emotional pain and illness. This free introduction will explain how mindfulness can help. You can learn to manage stress skillfully using mindfulness meditation and yoga. Dec. 5, 5:30-6:30pm. The Sanctuary, 339 SW Century Dr. #203, Bend. Contact: 541-350-3049. Free.

Community Healing Flow A gentle flow

class by donation, which go to a local charity each month. Fridays, 4-5:15pm. Bend Community Healing Center, 155 SW Century Drive, Suite 133, Bend. By donation.

Create/Manifest Abundance Use the

tools from this 8-week class taught by Rev Jane Hiatt to create abundance in anything you desire. Mondays, 12:30-2 and 6:30-8pm. Through Dec. 2. Unity Community of Central Oregon, 63645 Scenic Drive, Bend. Contact: 541-388-1569. Donations accepted.

Essential Tibetan Buddhism An informal talk offering an introduction to Tibetan or Vajrayana Buddhism, led by Natural Mind Dharma Center director Michael Stevens. First Monday of every month, 7-9pm. Natural Mind Dharma Center, 345 SW Century Drive, Suite 2, Bend. Contact: Free. FA meeting Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? FA is a 12 step group for recovery from food addiction. All are welcome. No weigh-ins, no dues or fees. Enter through back of church. Saturdays, 9-10:30am. Bend Church of the Nazarene, 1270 NE 27th St., Bend. Contact: 831-435-0680. Free.

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Introduction to Movement Signature Projects We’ll introduce you to Movement Sig-

nature Projects and follow with basic classical meditation. Learn skills for deeper and more restful sleep, to reduce anxiety and to sharpen your intellect. Mondays, 5:30-7pm. Movement Signature Projects, 1740 NW Pence Ste. 6, Bend. Contact: 541-647-8023. Free.

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Tai Chi For Health Instructor Maureen Benet. Certified by Dr. Paul Lam. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 8-9am. OREGON TAI CHI, 1350 SE Reed Mkt Rd Ste 102, Bend. Contact: 541-389-5015. First class free. ers of all speeds in this beginner-friendly group. Thursdays, Noon-1pm. FootZone, 842 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541-317-3568. Free.

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Turn your yoga flow into a practice in gratitude with us this Thanksgiving! What has yoga given you that you are grateful for? All proceeds benefit Namaspa Foundation. Nov. 28, 9:30-10:45am. Namaspa Yoga Studio, 1135 NW Galveston Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-550-8550. Donation.

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Qigong Plus Qigong is a movement meditation that enhances one’s own ability to heal. Sunday class by appointment only. Signed for hearing impaired. Contact Dawn Song, text or email only. Sundays, 12:30-1:30pm and Wednesdays, 1:303pm. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon, 61980 Skyline Ranch Road, Bend. Contact: 541-207-7266. Donations Accepted.

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class was designed to get you through your week. We focus on gentle movement and breathing to help alleviate tension, while quieting the mind. All equipment available to borrow. Wednesdays, 8:30-9:30am. OutsideIN, 845 NW Wall St, Bend. Contact: 541-317-3569. Free.

Compassionately taught by Suzanne E-RYT Kripalu School of Yoga and Health. Mondays, 5:30-6:45pm and Tuesdays, 9:30-10:45am. Bend Community Healing Center, 155 SW Century Drive, Suite 133, Bend. Contact: 240-498-1471. First class free, 5-pack intro/$40.

Gyrokinesis The Gyrokinesis Method is a movement method that addresses the entire body. This class will benefit all levels of fitness and is a great modality to help improve range of motion, coordination and flexibility! BYO mat. Thursdays, 9:30-10:45am. The Blissful Heart ~ Crystal Sanctuary, 45 NW Greeley Ave., Bend.

Tai Chi Taiji classes with Dr. Rob Neilson at Hawthorn are in the Yang style of Taiji. The movements practiced are appropriate for people of all ages, and stages of physical fitness. Tuesdays, 8-9am. Hawthorn Healing Arts Center, 39 NW Louisiana Ave., Bend. Contact: Free.


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We had the federal government’s test pot evaluated for potency and safety. The result? Worse than the worst. By Josh Jardine


n my last column, I interviewed Elvy Musikka, one of two remaining Americans to receive medical marijuana from the federal government, grown at the University of Mississippi. We were both curious about the potency and terpenes in the 6 pounds of cannabis pre-rolls the feds provide her every year, so I took a few to Green Leaf Labs to be tested. The total THC tested at 5.328%, with 5.191% being THCA. The terpenes were a whopping .2676%. (For fellow weed nerds,

Oh, and don’t forget the mold. Cannabis researcher Dr. Sue Sisley told NORML earlier this year that “secondary testing.. showed ostensibly high levels of mold in all the batches. With these excessive mold counts, you’d very likely have mycotoxins present. We believe mycotoxins are harmful to health (and) scientists suspect that [mycotoxins are] carcinogenic. How do I knowingly hand out contaminated study drugs to cancer patients—to sick people? It’s totally unethical.”

The low-quality nature of the product will undoubtedly irritate respiratory systems, yet require greater amounts of consumption, further exacerbating the problem. the results are posted in full in the digital version of this column, along with photos of the material in the joints tested.) How does this compare to what’s on the shelves of Oregon dispensaries? I asked Anthony DiFalco with Green Leaf Labs. “The total THC...was well below the typical flower cannabinoid content we see at the lab for recreational marijuana intended for sale within a licensed dispensary.  Most...flower we see tests in the 20% to 30% Total THC range,” he wrote.   I checked with Confident Cannabis, which tracks potency in cannabis sold in Oregon through its wholesale platform.  “No instance of lower potency below 13%, with most potency averages in the 16%+ range for all time, lately closer to 20%. Globally, this follows closely to Oregon, no potencies lower than 16.8%,” they wrote. For terpene tests performed in Oregon over the past six months, “We see an average of 1.66% terpene total. It’s a little hard to do a full analysis because people test for different terpene panels, some only testing for a few, some testing for hundreds.” I shared the results with Eugene producer John Bayes of Green Bodhi. His stunned response? “Five percent THC? Seriously? Yeah. No. Give me her address, that’s not right.” The next day, he gifted Elvy—who also lives in Eugene—some of his flower, which averages about 25% THC, and a terpene content of 4% or greater.  The quality of federally produced cannabis has always been questionable, and for years researchers reported receiving cannabis which is pre-ground, containing stems, seeds and leaves— which isn’t how anyone using cannabis consumes it. 

The University of Mississippi became the sole supplier of cannabis for clinical trials in 1968 and has maintained that monopoly since. In 2016, the Drug Enforcement Agency announced it would begin accepting applications to license new producers. Three years later and there are zero new producers licensed, although as NORML writes, “the DEA hasn’t processed the applications, though it gladly raked in about $100,000 total in fees for all 33 submissions.” Sisley told Cannabis & Tech Today magazine this fall that many researchers are now sourcing cannabis oils and extracts from other countries, pointing out that the feds are “forcing U.S. scientists to go source cannabis from other countries...UCSD just announced they’re importing cannabis oil from the Canadian (cannabis) companies.” Sisley added, “The monopoly doesn’t exist for any other drugs in Schedule 1... like mushrooms, LSD, can easily access those. It’s only cannabis that has this bizarre situation where it’s the least toxic of all the drugs on Schedule 1, but it has the most ridiculous, harshest barriers to studying it as a medicine.” The results from all research performed using the feds’ stash is called into serious doubt, if the potency and quality from Elvy’s medicine is what the feds are providing researchers. The low-quality nature of the product will undoubtedly irritate respiratory systems, yet require greater amounts of consumption, further exacerbating the problem.  Elvy’s pre-rolls are defined as medicine, yet the feds require she fly 5,000 miles round trip twice a year to pick up something of such poor quality that they wouldn’t be sold in any dispensary. These aren’t medicine, and they’re barely cannabis. Be better, feds.

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By Brendan Emmett Quigley

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Fill in every row, column, and 3x3 box with each of the letters exactly once.



The highlighted letters read left to right and top to bottom will complete the quote:

“I suppose I will die never knowing what pumpkin pie tastes like when you ________ it.” — Robert Brault


ACROSS 1. Shirt and tie, e.g. 5. Makes a decision (to) 9. “I’m through with this IM,” briefly 13. Lake that’s becomes another common crossword answer with either an A or an E in its front 14. Bathtub toy 15. Macy’s rival 16. Beret holder 17. Tomato’s home 18. Supercomputer that’s partially in the Smithsonian 19. Acela full of teddy insides? 22. “Got it!” 23. Rowing machine muscle 24. Opening band’s allotment 27. Candidate who receives 0% of the vote? 31. Carry a mortgage, say 32. Champ’s sign 33. Type 34. Laser printer maker 37. Last letter to The Guardian 38. Burn myrrh, e.g. 40. Thug’s piece 41. Christmas decoration 42. Grp. with a lot of rim shots? 43. Extra money embedded among a haystack? 50. Trudie ___ (movie producer who’s married to Sting) 51. Giant Mel 52. In the manner of 53. Is in doubt ... or screws up a November holiday, no thanks to you! 57. Well rounded? 59. Share the load 60. Calendar opening 61. Prime Minister Johnson 62. 1847 travel novel whose title means “wanderer” 63. Passed-down stories 64. Something to build on 65. “Ad Astra” star 66. Shorn females

DOWN 1. Scores roughly 85% 2. Franklin of soul 3. Baptism or bris 4. Intra-posse fight 5. Anticipate and prevent and unnecessary action 6. End of many theoretical trips 7. Zesty flavor 8. “Forget this correction” 9. More aristocratic 10. Trait of the easily offended 11. Perennial swing st. 12. Presidential advisory grp. 15. 2016 Key & Peele comedy 20. Traveled by plane 21. Without thinking 25. Aquarium residents in dark tanks 26. Little one 28. Portsmouth pisser 29. Out and out 30. Put a line through 34. Pie-maker’s ingredients 35. Hair line? 36. “Don’t move” 37. White wine, for short 38. “Bull” network 39. Gobble (gobble!) 41. Company 42. Nasal cavity cleaning contraption 44. Big name in pickles 45. Approving words 46. Spot for slopping 47. Was in need for recharging 48. Politician who organized the “24 Hours of Reality” 49. Doesn’t use every piece, say 54. Waffle House rival 55. Postseason game 56. Key in the water 57. Delivery specialists, for short 58. Hit on the head

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Source Weekly November 28, 2019