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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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Getting this paper from newsroom to printer to you takes a battalion of dedicated individuals—especially when the snow hits hard, as it did last week, just when we began distribution. Because of that, I’d like to take a sec to say thanks to the hard-working, hard-driving people who ensure the Source Weekly gets to every one of our 518 drop sites, every week. First, a shout-out to truck driver Melchor Mendez who drives from our printing press in Yakima, Washington each week—rain, snow or sleet. David Hill, Jennifer Crosby and Josh Gatlin routinely drive through adverse conditions in Bend, Redmond, Sisters, Sunriver and beyond to deliver the paper close to home, and Shane Osborne brings the paper to Prineville. Cheers to our fine distribution team for persevering through a snowy week!

NEWS—Berm Burden No More? The City of Bend is employing a new tool aimed at avoiding those heartattack-inducing berms in front of local driveways.

FEATURE—Gift Guide Wishes p.8 If you could share your holiday gift wish list with the world, what would it say? In the first of two Gift Guides (see more next week), some local kids compile killer lists full of hot local goods. Read it and take notes, mom and dad. CULTURE—My Mom, Gert Boyle p.25 Kathy Deggendorfer, Sisters resident and daughter of Columbia Sportswear Chair Gert Boyle, recalls her mother’s incredible life, ahead of Boyle’s memorial service this week.





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OPINION Portland is Finalizing a Deal to Use Tourism Dollars to Battle Homelessness. It’s a Precedent Central Oregon Should Follow.




ust about one year ago, this editorial page highlighted the efforts underway in Portland to direct some of the money collected through tourism-related taxes to a fund supporting people on the verge of homelessness. It was a novel idea that caught our attention then—and now that the arrangement, as reported by the Portland Tribune last month, is becoming reality, it’s catching our attention once again. In the Portland area, the plan is to move some of the dollars collected through hotel taxes and rental car fees into a fund that, as reported by Willamette Week, “dedicates $2.5 million to ‘livability and safety and supportive services for people experiencing homelessness, or at risk of experiencing homelessness.’� Before this new plan, that same pot of Portland-area tourism money



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they could opt to use the economic engine of tourism to combat it. What’s more, short-term rental apps such as Airbnb have encouraged more people to rent out their homes on a short-term basis instead of renting them to long-term renters—thereby reducing the stock of affordable rooms and houses by thousands. Room taxes are collected from those short-term rentals—so it would make sense to add those room tax dollars to tangibly combat the problem of a reduced housing stock. Increasingly, destination marketing organizations are working as destination managers—and they could take a broader view of what managing those destinations means. An example: Transient room tax funds could support an affordable housing project for service-industry workers whose

Portland, like Bend, has a housing affordability problem that results in increased homelessness and cost-burdened residents. would have been reserved for tourism-related facilities such as the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall or the Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Since the process is dictated by the State of Oregon, we have a similar program in Central Oregon. Cities and counties collect room tax dollars, adding the majority of them to their General Funds, and then allocate another portion to tourism promotion or tourism-related facilities. It’s with those promotion/facilities dollars that Portland is getting innovative—and it's an innovation that leaders in Central Oregon should pay attention to. Portland, like Bend, has a housing affordability problem that results in increased homelessness and cost-burdened residents. These are issues that are a concern in and of themselves—but it also has a business consequence in terms of staffing. Business owners, especially during the high tourism season, continue to struggle to find staff as housing and costs of living rise. In the Portland area, leaders determined that homelessness is having an impact on the economy and the experience of tourists—so they’re opting to use the economic engine of tourism itself to combat the problem. In Central Oregon, local governments could similarly determine that the housing affordability problem is having an impact on the economy—and

labor drives the tourism econom. This would be money well spent. Sunriver has already recognized this conundrum and is currently considering building housing for its workers. This is further confirmation that the private sector recognizes the dilemma in our region. Using more of our tourism-related dollars to support low-income housing or housing for tourism workers is not only the right thing to do; it is good business and it would be a measure that can help support a robust local economy.


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Great article. Thanks! It would be great to also look at the potential benefit the HES will have, by calculating the average monthly electric bill, and the potential of say a 10% or 20% decrease in it by following some of the recommendations from HES that are easiest to implement. Do we have any data on this? That would make a great comparison against the $175 cost—which I have to say I’m surprised COAR is bringing up as a large concern. I would think (and


hope) COAR would be on board for serious action on the climate crisis. —Kavi Chokshi, via If someone gets a low score, they are not required to fix it (can you imagine the pushback if that were the case?!). It will, however, give someone looking at that home a heads up on what they can expect their energy costs to be and a list of potential improvements they could make so they can factor that information appropriately into their buying decision. Some homes with a lower score, with a few energy upgrades, may still cost less than a home with a higher score. Without knowing what energy improvements make sense for the home, the average homebuyer would never be able to weigh all those variables to figure out which is the better deal with just information from a call the utility companies. The plan does call on the City to lead by example with electric vehicles—if you want to see more efficient vehicles, you should let them know! —The Energy Challenge via bendsource. com


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When the snow falls and you want to go sledding, sometimes you have to get creative! Bend kids Makoa and Maile Vidinha use a snowboard, sans bindings, to sled down the hills at Al Moody Park over the Thanksgiving weekend. At right, twins Gus and Eva Jones get their first sled ride from their dad, Matt Jones.


I would like to nominate Joe Kim of 5 Fusion for Best Chef for 2019. I feel his creativity, experience, diverse knowledge and devotion to his craft more than qualifies him. Also being in the industry I have worked at many well-known restaurants in Bend and Portland. I have worked with the best chefs in Central Oregon and spending over 20 years in the culinary field I feel my opinion is valid and unbiased. I just think he deserves some acknowledgement for his hard work and creativity is all. Thanks hope you consider Joe Kim for 5 fusion. —Drew B. Lloyd

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Interesting and informative article! I think Cascadian Darks are a different animal from merely black IPAs though. According to beeradvocate. com. (Goldman-Armstrong is the co-inventor of the CDA style.): In early 2010, Goldman-Armstrong organized a CDA symposium in which brewers and beer writers tasted, discussed and finally built a consensus on the style’s characteristics. For one thing, they agreed, a CDA must be something more than a simple IPA that happens to be black. A brewer can achieve the color without added body simply by cold-steeping dark grains or—as in some dark lagers—with de-husked black malt, neither of which provide adequate roasted character, they said. And for another, CDA must be brewed with the Northwest’s distinctively aromatic hops, including Amarillo, Centennial, Chinook and, yes, Cascade. This wasn’t just a matter of local pride. When the resins of Northwestern hops mesh with the roasted malts, said some brewers, they tend to produce an almost minty or rosemary quality—a quality that is missing when the ale is made with British Fuggles or East Kent Goldings. “It’s a very different beer,” Goldman-Armstrong said when I asked him if he could taste the difference between an IPA and a CDA with his eyes closed. “If you have any palate at all, you should recognize it’s a different beer from standard India Pale Ale.” —Roger Kohn

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City of Bend invests in more staff and equipment to stay ahead of snow removal By Laurel Brauns


he first major storm of the season hit Tuesday, leaving many people with ice-encrusted snow berms blocking their driveways the day before Thanksgiving. But a new pilot project may make “the berm burden” a thing of the past—at least on major arteries in Bend, said Streets and Operations Director David Abbas. This is just one of a number of pilot projects the City is initiating this winter. After receiving numerous complaints from people blocked in by snowplow berms last year, the City invested in a snow gate that should arrive sometime this month, Abbas explained. The gate attaches to the side of a plow, and operators drop it only when they move past driveways, so the gate can scoop up the extra snow and leave it on the other side. Gates have been used successfully in rural areas, and the department has heard “great reviews” from people who live in rural areas, Abbas explained to the Bend City Council Nov. 20. “We can’t drop it down and go for a long time [blocks or miles]… but we think it will be effective,” Abbas said. “We’re trying it out in an urban environment: intersections, driveways, bus stops, mailbox clusters… anywhere where we can keep from putting a big old berm in those areas.” Councilor Bill Moseley said the snow gate might be particularly helpful for older people and people with handicaps, because when they get plowed into their

homes, they get trapped. Some neighborhood associations have volunteer- and Good Samaritan-programs organized to help people dig themselves out, and resources and contact information is available at “If we get those phone calls and we’re not able to sync up help from the volunteer program, we’ve got a couple of folks dedicated from day one of the storm. They’re in smaller pick-ups with a plow, snow shovels and snow blowers in the back,” Abbas said. “This year we’ll be able to focus on that from the beginning, not after we’ve been plowing for five or six days.” Abbas said the City provided funding for two more seasonal snow removal staff this year who will concentrate on clearing “no man’s lands,” like sidewalks on bridges, pedestrian crossings at roundabouts, and priority bike and pedestrian routes. Abbas has also been working with the Downtown Bend Business Association to encourage business owners to clear their sidewalks as soon as possible. Last winter, the City approved a pilot program banning parking on certain streets (NW Wall, Bond and Broadway, for example) during a declared snow emergency, but never used it. If City Manager Eric King declares a snow emergency this winter, parking restrictions would likely go into effect at night for a 12-hour period or until the snow is cleared curb to curb, Abbas explained. The emergency declaration will be displayed on the

City of Bend home page. If cars need to be towed, drivers will not be charged. Abbas’ crew will eventually roll out another pilot program: an app allowing people in Bend to watch plowing progress in real time. Redmond has one up and running, but Abbas explained the technology is cumbersome to launch because of the synching requirements between GPS and local geographic information systems. While it won’t be ready this winter, the department currently tracks all of its drivers and it will begin using a new software system this season to help move along the process. This year, all contract plow operators will be assigned the same zone for the whole winter in hopes they’ll take ownership over the area. The department will send inspectors out early to catch areas that new drivers might have missed, Abbas said. The major priorities during a storm are the main arterials through the city, Cascades East Transit routes and safe routes to the hospital, schools and businesses. Residential streets are cleared later, sometimes after the storm leaves the area, Abbas said, and the department can’t provide an estimate of when it will plow specific roads. When a big storm hits, the department can quickly determine what else needs to be done from inside their “incident command center” where they have screens displaying zones, drivers and routes. As the department prepares for another storm season, Abbas hopes people in Bend understand the importance of parking off the street when the snow falls, so plows can completely clear the roads. “And we want to get the word out to be a good neighbor,” he told City Council. “If you know someone that is elderly or disabled, help your neighbors out.” Courtesy City of Bend

The City of Bend funded two additional seasonal staff this year to help with snow removal.

Ice and Snow: The More You Know Do you have to shovel your sidewalk? Do you have to carry chains? Here’s what you need to know before the next flakes fly By Cayla Clark


ity and county officials have been hard at work all week clearing snow—but they’re not the only ones responsible for getting the job done. According to the City of Bend Code 5.35.020, snow must be shoveled and ice must be removed from public sidewalks within six hours of daylight after the snowfall (24 hours in residential areas).

Failure to comply can result in a Class B Civil Infraction in commercial areas, and a Class C Infraction in residential areas—though since it’s a complaint-based system, the only way to ensure your neighbor does their part is to remind them to do so—or to call to complain. While clearing sidewalks is something of a bare-minimum level of courtesy, here are several other winter-specific laws to keep in mind. Chain law: This law applies to all state highways. Posted signs either require drivers to carry chains in case of adverse conditions, or put them on before continuing to drive. Those caught without chains may accrue a class C traffic violation. (Those with 4WD or traction tires are exempt.) The Oregon Department of Transportation suggests practicing chain installation before traveling in the snow. Studded tire law: Studded tires are legal in Oregon from Nov. 1 to March 31—and those caught using studs before or after this window will be subject to a fine of up to $200. ODOT recommends that studded tires only be used in harshly icy conditions; otherwise, they may cause costly road damage. ODOT also notes that winter tires are more effective than all other options, including studs and chains.  Driveway snow law: It’s illegal to shovel snow berms back onto the road if they’re blocking a driveway. ODOT suggests berms be shoveled to the side of the driveway. If they’re shoveled back into the road, the offender may be billed for removal (if the city gets to the excess snow first), or cited with a misdemeanor.  Sno-park law: Sno-Park permits are available through the DMV (and at several local businesses), and pay for snow removal at winter recreational areas. Those caught parking without a permit are subject to a $30 fine.  Snowplow law: It’s illegal—and dangerous—to pass a snowplow on the right when driving on state highways—and a car could get hit with rocks and other debris. ODOT suggests staying three car-lengths behind to avoid vehicle damage.

Pay attention to winter-specific laws – failing to do so could result in serious fines.


Impartial Judgement

Jill Rosell

A chat with Alycia Sykora, Deschutes County Circuit Court’s new judge 7

By Laurel Brauns with dramatic lawyers and divided juries, much of Sykora’s job as a trial judge is making decisions either before, after or instead of a trial. This could include decisions about restraining orders, child custody or sentencing orders for convicted criminals, for example. “Part of the job involves making decisions that will make one or all the people unhappy,” Sykora said, noting that this sometimes happens in family cases involving children and divorce. “Those are some of the more emotionally challenging situations for people, because they involve intimate relationships and children.” Constitution in the Classroom When she’s not on the bench, Sykora enjoys mountain biking, skiing and running, and she’s on a local indoor soccer team. She also volunteers for the American Constitution Society, coordinating presentations by local lawyers and judges at schools in Bend, Redmond, Prineville and Culver and “anywhere that a teacher requests a visit.” These “Constitution in the Classroom” events usually fall close to Constitution Day—September 17— the day in 1787 that the delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia. Sykora said that students particularly love to learn about the Fourth Amendment—the part of the Bill of Rights that prohibits unreasonable search and seizures. “It is one of the most litigated areas of criminal law and it involves a person’s privacy rights,” she said. “For example, you have a privacy right in this phone

Alycia Sykora is Deschutes County Circuit Court’s newest judge, now holding Position Four in Oregon’s 11th Judicial District.

sitting right here, in your laptop, in your clothing, in your physical person.” “Kids in school can identify with their privacy rights in their devices,” Sykora said. “However, the standard to allow school officials to search or seize is easier in a public school. This is not because people don’t care about kids’ rights; it’s because children have a state-mandated constitutional right to an education, and school districts have a duty to allow kids the opportunity to learn without substantial disruption by other students.” Justice in Oregon One of the things that makes Oregon law unique is its leadership and independence in state constitutionalism, Sykora said. While many states just follow the federal constitution, Oregon judges have a saying, “first things first,” meaning they consider the state

constitution before consulting the federal document, if possible. Due to the Supremacy Clause, if there is a conflict in laws, the U.S. Constitution prevails. Sykora recognizes the leaders in the movement that continue to guide Oregon today, including retired Oregon Supreme Court Justices Hans Linde and Jack Landau, as well as Oregon Court of Appeals Judge David Schuman. “I have a deep respect for the independence and integrity of their leadership,” she said. “I would hope to continue the tradition that was set by judges who came before me.” When asked if there were challenges to being a woman judge, Sykora concluded: “There are very fine women judges in Deschutes County, in the State of Oregon and certainly on the U.S. Supreme Court… I appreciate this opportunity.”

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ome may wish they never had to be in the same room with her. For others, her decisions may set their lives on a better course. Alycia Sykora—a civil lawyer in Bend since 2002—was sworn in as Deschutes County’s newest circuit court judge in November, replacing Judge A. Michael Adler, who had served since 1997. “I have respect and appreciation for all the judges in our community, and all of my colleagues at the court, including non-lawyers,” Sykora said. “It is a profoundly busy court with many types of cases coming at a very fast pace.” Sykora explained that despite rapid population growth in this area, the number of judges in Deschutes County has stayed at seven since 1997. State legislators may decide to add an eighth seat next year. Sykora was born in Detroit, Michigan, and graduated from the University of Michigan and later, the University of Oregon School of Law. After graduation, she clerked for the Oregon Supreme Court and severed as an Honors Attorney for the Oregon Department of Justice. She wrote the book “The Oregon Constitution and Cases,” along with several chapters on civil procedure for Oregon State Bar Books. Before she was interviewed and appointed by Gov. Kate Brown, several committees and the Oregon State Police did screenings. Sykora’s appointment comes in the middle of Adler’s six-year term, so to keep her judicial seat, she’ll run in the 2020 election. While TV shows normally depict judges presiding over life-and-death cases






Well, well, well, Central Oregon... It’s that time of year again. Windshields are thoroughly, annoyingly iced up in the morning, asses have been bruised at least once (cuz someone(!) forgot to shovel and salt the walkway last night), and “Shorts Guy” has been spotted in his puffy, sitting outside of [insert favorite bar/pub here], pounding pints of RPM. But guess what else it’s time for??! Time to stress out(!), overeat(!), and obviously overspend on crappy gifts you found last minute, cuz you didn’t leisurely pre-shop throughout the year, picking up thoughtful gifts that you spontaneously came across that made you think of each wonderful family member and friend on your Christmas list. Don’t we ALL aim to be THAT organized, THAT thoughtful, THAT nonprocrastinator-like?!! I know that’s MY brilliant plan every year. Yet, let me introduce myself. Might as well call me Last-Minute-Linda. Sorry, fam! OK, maybe I’m not THAT bad. My family can usually count on at least getting something semi-cool and handmade from me. Cuz while I’m definitely “Last-Minute-Linda,” I’m also crafty AF. Lucky them. To help out the rest of you non-crafty folk, I took to the gritty streets of Bend to chat with a few locals and ask them about their holiday plans—from the memories to the gifts! Armed with an iPhone and a little insight into “what’s their thing,” I curated an array of gift ideas that someone might fancy giving to lovely locals, should they be lucky enough to be on your gift list! And speaking of local... We truly have some amazing, friendly, locally owned shops in this little town (wish I coulda hit them all up)! So many wonderful shopping options; especially if you’re trying to keep your dollars close to home (which we should all be doing.. please tell me you are). Not only are almost all of the the shops I hit up locally-owned & operated, but many of the goods are locally-made as well! VERY COOL. YES. ALL. CAPS. I also made sure to include some vintage goods. Cuz well, I’m a selfcertified thrift guru, vintage hunter and lover of all things cool and dusty and forgotten. Shine those babies up and let them live again!



Okay, back to the Gift Guide.. here we go, guys!



Cleo Oak, age 7 and 3/4

ABOUT CLEO My interests and hobbies are science and aerial silks. My talent is art, and my passion is science. FAVORITE PART ABOUT THE HOLIDAYS My favorite part about Christmas is making mashed potatoes with my sissy. And I like playing in the snow! AND BESIDES FRUITCAKE... LEAST FAVORITE PART When I have to stop opening presents. BESIDES A SEASON PASS, FLIPPING THE SENATE AND WORLD PEACE, WHAT’S ON YOUR WISHLIST A lava lamp, to see my sissy (she’s in Eugene at college), a pet hedgehog, bead curtains, skateboard and science stuff.



A. ‘My Robitic Pet’, Award-Winning Stem Toy, Tumbling Hedgehog, $39.99 at Leapin Lizards B. ‘Love Mert’, Recycled Leather Scrap Rainbow Pouch, $42.95 at Jack & Millie C. ‘Guitar Girls Knits’ Bend Beanie, $40 at Cosa Cura D. ‘LéLéo’ Leather Bow Clip, $13.50 at Cosa Cura E. Selenite Crystal, $18 at Root Adorned F. Himalayan Raw Salt Crystal, $2 at MĒRC G. ‘Mitch’ Blue Chalcedony Earrings, $30 at The Workhouse H. ‘Little Lark’ Wood/Wool Slingshot Set, $24 at The Workhouse I. ‘Katie Daisy’ Sticker Packs, $9ea. at The Workhouse J. ‘Vans’ SK8-Hi, $45 at Vanilla K. ‘I’m With The Band’ Velvet Scrunchie, $20 at Vanilla L. ‘Progresso’ Woodless Colored Pencils, .90ea. at Layor M. Wool Initial Ornament, $7.95 at Ju-Bee-Lee N. Wool Felt Dot Garland, $28.95 at Ju-Bee-Lee



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ABOUT DEACON Loves mountain biking on Bachelor; also likes to skate around town, hang out with friends and play football. FAVORITE PART ABOUT THE HOLIDAYS Spending time with family and the conversations. AND BESIDES FRUITCAKE... LEAST FAVORITE PART Having to clean the house up for guests that come over. BESIDES A SEASON PASS, FLIPPING THE SENATE AND WORLD PEACE, WHAT’S ON YOUR WISHLIST My wish list is money and a new iPhone 11, also for it to snow all season.


A. ‘Volcom’ Polar Fleece Plaid, $79.95 at Tactics B. ‘Stance’ Moblow Slate Socks, $13.95 at Tactics C. ‘Hestra’ Alpine Pro Leather Adventure Mitts, $170 at Patagonia of Bend D. Gift Certifícate, Any $ Amount at Gear Fix E. ‘Brixton’ Henley Wallet, $59 at Vanilla F. ‘Brixton’ Striped Beanie, $26 at Vanilla G. ‘Jotters’ Adventure Journals Set, $20.95 at Jack & Millie H. ‘Table Topics’ Teen, $25 at Ju-Bee-Lee I. ‘Gentleman’s Hardware’ Bicycle Repair Kit, $22.95 at Ju-Bee-Lee




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Walter Trout is an American blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He’s been rocking out since the late ‘80s, playing alongside the likes of Big Mama Thornton, Joe Tex and John Lee Hooker. Trout will share covers from his latest album. Thu., Dec. 5, 7-10:30pm. The Belfry, 302 E. Main St., Sisters. $30.





TEDWomen 2019 will shine a spotlight on incredible ideas from some of the world’s most brilliant female risk-takers and innovators. This immersive conference series will enlighten and inform, while celebrating women and all that they’re capable of. Sat., Dec. 7, 9am. The Haven CoWorking, 1001 Southwest Disk Dr., Bend. $45.



NANCY P’S HOLIDAY POP-UP MARKET SUPPORT LOCAL ARTISTS Find beautiful, unique, affordable and locally made gifts for everyone on your list! Join local artists for a casual afternoon of gift shopping and, of course, delicious baked goods, fresh from Nancy P’s Bakery. Sun., Dec. 8, 3:30-6:30pm. Nancy P’s Café and Bakery, 1054 NW Milwaukee Ave., Bend. Free.




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Crux is building a Christmas tree made entirely of kegs, right in the middle of the lawn! The event will feature the release of a brand new, barrel-aged porter, tree permits, complimentary gift wrapping and much more! Thu., Dec. 5, 5-10pm. Crux Fermentation Project, 50 SW Division St., Bend. Free.




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Crater Lake and Deschutes Brewery are thrilled to announce the date for the 2019 Black Butte Whiskey release! Come celebrate by grabbing your bottle, picking up new merchandise and enjoying music by Broken Down Guitars and delicious food from Das Brats Food Truck. Fri., Dec. 6, 6-9pm. Crater Lake Spirits downtown tasting room, 1024 NW Bond St., Bend. Free.

Featuring the musical stylings of Annie Tappouni, Natalie Manz, Alyssa Scevers, Christie McGuire, Amy James, Karen Sipes, Brad Ruder, Steve Livingston, Dan Schimmoller, Justin Tilton and Matt Vigil, this show promises to be a seasonal hit! Listen to some of your childhood favorites and some not-so-traditional tunes from some of Bend’s best. Tue., Dec. 10, 7-9:30. Seven Nightclub & Restaurant, 1033 NW Bond St., Bend. $15-80.

Starring Cody Parr as Venkman, Anyssa Bohanan as Dana and Taylor Morden as Louis. Special appearances by The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and Slimer. So many surprises in store! Prizes! Crowd participation encouraged! All ages welcome. Sat., Dec. 7, 7:30pm. The Capitol, 190 NW Oregon Ave., Bend. $10/adv., $13/door.


Local vendors bring their artisanal goods and crafty creations out for a day of gift shopping! Peruse unique gifts for everyone on your list while sipping on a delicious beer from Wild Ride. Sat., Dec. 7, 11am-4pm. Wild Ride Brewing, 332 SW Fifth St., Redmond. Free.







Sister takes on the mystery that has intrigued historians throughout the ages: Whatever happened to the Magi’s gold? Employing her own scientific tools, assisted by local St. Francis of Assisi choir students and some willing audience members, Sister creates a living nativity “crime” scene. Fun for the whole family! Tue., Dec. 10 and Wed., Dec. 11, 7:30pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. $27-$47.


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Bend’s Annual Community Tree Lighting—all are welcome to attend! Visit with Santa and snap as many photos as you’d like. Live music, holiday-themed storytelling, games, fire pits, hot cocoa, cookies and cocktails! Fri., Dec. 6, 4-7pm. Downtown Bend, 869 NW Wall St., Bend. Free.





As Live As It Gets

Moon Hooch has a new album coming in January, with each song recorded in one take By Isaac Biehl Calabro Music Media


ave you ever thought about what jazz music would sound like if it was played by aliens in outer space? No? Well, Moon Hooch might be the closest thing you’ll ever get. The trio of Mike Wilbur, Wenzl McGowen and James Muschler have pushed the limits of their sound to become a finely tuned mashup of jazz, funk and EDM. I spoke with Wilbur about the album the day before Thanksgiving, right after he had just finished reading George Orwell’s “1984.” “It’s an amazing book, dude. You absolutely should go read it,” says Wilbur. “It’s not exactly uplifting. By no means is it uplifting in fact. But, it’s pretty accurate.” Next on Wilbur’s reading list is a book from his bandmate McGowen before it gets officially released. Read the rest of our interview below. Source Weekly: When you guys were first starting out, you would play on the streets of New York. How do you think that experience helped shape you as performers? Mike Wilbur: Well, having to entertain complete strangers that don’t necessarily want to hear your music is a really good exercise in performance— because it trains you to not fully consider what the audience is experiencing. And you kind of disassociate from them and totally dive into the music. But it also helped us recognize what people

you play to get people dancing? MW: Mmm… “Nonphysical.” SW: That’s a good one. I was going to say “Old Frenchman.” That one has a really good groove to it. MW: Yeah, I was going to say that! But then I forgot about “Nonphysical.” Both of those are good. SW: Like you said before about playing on the street, you’re pretty in tune with the art of reading the room and crowd. What goes into that when you’re on stage and what things are you looking for?

For those looking to get their groove on this week, the Moon Hooch show should be at the top of the list.

liked and what the majority of people would react to. SW: Were there any moments when people were enjoying the music so much that you knew things were getting out of hand? MW: All the time. Whenever big groups of people get together—especially intoxicated people, things can get crazy. There were times when people almost looked like they were going to fall into the [subway] tracks. We were lucky that didn’t happen.

SW: You have an album coming out in January called “Life on Other Planets.” From my understanding, you recorded each song in a single take. What was that experience like? MW: It was really fun. I think that album captures our live energy really well and it captures the most out of any album we’ve released. It also includes some improvisations from the live set that we haven’t really released ever. SW: If you were DJing a party right now, which song off the album would

MW: It really depends on the night. Some audiences are not very engaged. That alone has to do with demographics and geography. So some places are more wild than others. But I do notice that if I’m really focused, engaged and energetic, then the crowd responds to that, whereas if I’m standing still with my eyes closed the whole time the audience kind of goes into that zone. Which makes sense—because like everyone’s there watching you and they’re kind of, in a way, mirroring us. Moon Hooch

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andolin Orange is good at making music. The duo tells great stories in its songs, pairing songwriting with a blast of strings that perfectly move each moment along. Its latest album, 2019’s “Tides of a Teardrop,” is an excellent example of this—and there’s no doubt that you’ll be moved at some point listening through the 10 tracks. One half of this duo, Andrew Marlin, is making his way to Central

Oregon for a show at The Belfry. Get a little more familiar with him before Marlin brings his excellent bluegrass act to Sisters for a sold-out show. Sisters Folk Festival Presents: Andrew Marlin Wed., Dec. 11. 7-10pm The Belfry SOLD OUT



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Olivia Harms Olivia has been playing traditional country music since she was young. She is following in her mothers footsteps and making music her fulltime career. 6:30pm. No cover.

The Astro Lounge Bingo w/ Janney to

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Bend Brewing Company Live Music at

Bend Brewing! All ages welcome, music will be in our bar area. Dec. 4, Connor and Joe Show, Dec. 6, Guacaholics, Dec. 7, Derek Michael Marc! 6-8pm. Free.

Bend Golf & Country Club First Wednesday Jazz Enjoy live jazz along with great food at a premier club. Call ahead to reserve your seat. First Wednesday of every month, 6-8pm. $10. Bledsoe Family Winery “Wine” Down

Wednesday’s with KC Flynn Long time local favorite KC Flynn plays an acoustic set in an intimate setting. Acoustic rock, folk and country. 6-8pm. No cover.

Cabin 22 Locals Night w/ UKB Trivia Enjoy

pint specials all day and all night! Prizes include Cabin 22 gift cards! 7pm Free.

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 or try stand up comedy for the first time. Sign up at 7:30. Starts at 8pm. 7:30-10pm. No cover.

Howlin Rain will be celebrating a new series of limited edition live albums entitled Under the Wheels, while continuing to support their acclaimed 2018 studio album, The Alligator Bride. 9-11pm. $12.

5 Thursday 7th Street Brew House Bow Wow Bingo

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). Benefitting the BrightSide Animal Center in Redmond. 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 5

rounds free with purchase of beverage. All ages welcome until 9pm! Every other Thursday, 6:308:30pm. No cover.

The Belfry Walter Trout Band Trout is

Share what you’ve got! Music, comedy, spoken word, all ages and everything is welcome! 6-8pm. Free.

River’s Place Coyote Willow at River’s Place

Indie Roots duo that creates a unique blend of folk, roots, blues and intricate instrumentals through Tim Coffey’s soulful guitar, Kat Hilst’s powerful cello and their moving vocal harmonies. 6-8pm. No cover.

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.

6 Friday Checkers Pub Thomas T & the Bluechips

Local band plays the blues, rock and some funk to get you up on the dance floor! Come check them out! Eat, drink, dance and have fun! 8-11:30pm. No cover.

Hub City Bar & Grill Karaoke What’s your go-to karaoke tune? 9pm.

no ordinary artist and this is no ordinary cover album. From the day he conceived the project to the moment he counted off the first song in the studio, he had a bolder plan for this release. 7-10:30pm. $30.

Immersion Brewing Geeks Who Drink Pub Trivia Win fun prizes and challenge your friends while enjoying craft beer and delicious food. Come early for hoppy hour! 6-8pm. Free.

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.

Party! Come celebrate by grabbing your bottle, new merchandise and enjoying music by Broken Down Guitars and delicious food served by Das Brats Food Truck. 6-9pm. Free.

Kelly D’s Irish Sports Bar Rockin’ Robin

Corey’s Bar & Grill Karaoke Come on down

Hub City Bar & Grill The Reputations Come

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

and sing your favorite tune! 9pm-1am.

Trivia Free to play, prizes to win and all ages until 9pm! Assemble a team or go at it alone! 7pm. No cover.

Currents at the Riverhouse Riverhouse Music Series Highlighting local talent, the Riverhouse music series focuses on genres ranging from bluegrass, acoustic, indie, blues, jazz, singles and duos. 7-9pm. No cover.

M&J Tavern Wed Night Open Mic All musi-

Hub City Bar & Grill Karaoke What’s your

Level State Beerhouse Bend Comedy Pub

cians welcome! Bring your instruments and your friends. Come on by and support the local music scene. 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.

go-to karaoke tune? 9pm.

Humm Kombucha Taproom Open Mic

hosted by: Milo Matthews There’s a new open mic, and each week will feature a different host.

Crater Lake Spirits Downtown Tasting Room Black Butte Whiskey Release

groove to this Northwest premiere dance band! 9pm-1am. No cover.

Lava Lanes Karaoke Night Come sing with

The Capitol The Take Over - King Delane, The Clumzy’s, Kevin Mason, DEF davyne, T-Cam, Tyler Shaw King Delane, The Clumzy’s, Kevin Mason, DEF davyne, T-Cam, Tyler Shaw, and DoubleamusiK. Fun for all ages. 7-10pm. $10/door. Tumalo Feed Co. Steak House Pat

Thomas Live in the Saloon Pat Thomas settled in Bend in 1991 after 20 years of playing in bars, nightclubs, resorts, and campfires from Ft. Lauderdale to Fairbanks. 7-9pm. No cover.

7 Saturday Bend Church United Methodist A Peace-

Filled Christmas Concert with Julie Hanney and Friends Local composer/pianist/performer Julie Hanney just released a new solo piano Christmas album titled A Peace-Filled Christmas, and her friends Leah Naftalin (violin), Bob Akers (bass), Kyle Pickard (percussion) and Michelle O’Donnell (vocals) are helping share the peace and joy in this concert. 7-8pm. Free.

Blockbuster Video Late Night Comedy at Blockbuster! The Comedy Section at Blockbuster returns with a special late night show! Featuring hilarious comedians from across the Pacific Northwest! 10-11:59pm. $8/adv., $10/door. Checkers Pub Thomas T & the Bluechips

Local band plays the blues, rock and some funk to get you up on the dance floor! Come check them out! Eat, drink, dance and have fun! 8-11:30pm. No cover.

Hub City Bar & Grill The Reputations Come dance and groove to this Northwest premiere dance band! 9pm-1am. No cover. 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. La Pine Moose Lodge HWY 97 Classic

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Northside Bar & Grill The Substitutes Long

Lava Lanes Karaoke Night Come sing with

time, local classic rock trio. 8:30pm. $3.

us! 8pm-Midnight. No cover.

Silver Moon Brewing Jenny’s Annual Blue-

M&J Tavern Strange Rover & The Kronk-

grass Birthday Bash Jenny Wasson from the Moon Mountain Ramblers gathers Bend’s best local bluegrass pickers for an old time style jam. Proceeds go to the Cancer Center. 9pm. $5.


McMenamins Old St. Francis School

men Strange Rover brings the heat with their sultry vocalist, while our local trio The Kronkmen refuse to follow the rules. This line-up is guaranteed to blow your mind... or melt it. 9pm. No cover.

Northside Bar & Grill The Substitutes Long time, local classic rock trio. 8:30pm. $3.

Silver Moon Brewing DJ Buddy Cooper DJs

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.

spin their favorites with a great sound system and dance floor! 9pm. No cover.

The Capitol Ghostbusters Live! Starring Cody Parr as Venkman, Anyssa Bohanan as Dana and Taylor Morden as Louis. Special appearances by The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and Slimer! So many surprises in store! Prizes! Crowd participation encouraged! All ages welcome. 7:30pm. $10/adv., $13/door.

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

River’s Place Bingo! Have fun, win cash prizes and support a local non-profit organization. 6-8pm. Cards $1-$5.

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Seven Nightclub Hump Day Karaoke Every

Thomas Live in the Saloon Pat Thomas settled in Bend in 1991 after 20 years of playing in bars, nightclubs, resorts, and campfires from Ft. Lauderdale to Fairbanks. 7-9pm. No cover.

Wednesday night! 8pm. No cover.

Sisters Saloon & Ranch Grill Texas Hold ‘em Poker First hand dealt at 7pm, so grab a seat early! 7pm. $20 buy in.

Velvet One Mad Man Bend local One Mad Man brings the multi-instrumental, loop sensation to Velvet for First Saturday’s. First Saturday of every month, 10pm. No cover.

The Lot Wednesday Open Mic Night Come

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.

Howlin Rain comes to share new tunes at the Volcanic on Dec. 4, 9-11pm.

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practice your lyrics and feel the support from this great community. Covers, originals, instrumentalists or poets. 6-8pm. No cover.

Corey’s Bar & Grill Karaoke Come on down

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as Live in the Saloon Pat Thomas settled in Bend in 1991 after 20 years of playing in bars, nightclubs and campfires. 6:30-8:30pm. No cover.

Craft Kitchen and Brewery Sunday

Volcanic Theatre Pub Moon Hooch w/

Special Guests If any band is a poster child for turning the power of positive thoughts and intention into reality, it’s the explosive horn-and-percussion trio Moon Hooch. 9-11:30pm. $15.

Hub City Bar & Grill Open Mic All wel-

12 Thursday

come to sing or play an instrument, just come on in and get on Gordy’s signup sheet. 4-7pm. No cover.

7th Street Brew House Bow Wow Bingo

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.

Bingo! Not Cho’ Grandma’s Bingo is back with Silver Moon Brewing and Ronald McDonald House Charities. 10:30am-1pm. No cover.

Sisters Saloon Sisters Saloon Open Mic

Night Open Mic at Sisters Saloon hosted by Bend musician, Victor Johnson. Covers and originals, all ages welcome. . Free.

Strictly Organic Coffee - Old Mill Paul

Eddy Bedell Artist and local troubadour fills your cup with memories and forgotten gems. Every other Sunday, 3-5pm. No cover.

Sunriver Christian Fellowship Sing and Ring Noel! The choir, directed by Rob Pearson, will join the bell choir, directed by Michele Giaier. Small ensembles of voices and bells will participate as well. 3-4:30pm. Free.

9 Monday The Astro Lounge Astro Open Mic Relaxed and supportive! Nancy Blake hosts this awesome open mic. Come hang out with some of the best local artists in Bend. Sign up at 7pm. 8pm-Midnight. No cover.

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

Crater Lake Spirits Downtown Tasting Room Locals Monday Come enjoy the musical talents of Andrew Blaylock while sipping on our delicious miniature cocktails! 5pm. Free.

On Tap The Bluegrass Collective A weekly

gathering of local bluegrass musicians, sharing their passion for bluegrass and old time music with those in attendance. 6-8pm. No cover.

Riff - Craft Food & Beverage Taproom

Open Mic at Riff Join us to enjoy some great local music. Hosted by Victor Johnson, family friendly, covers and originals. 6-8pm. No cover.

The Lot Bingo For a Cause There is a really

good reason people are crazy for bingo... cash winnings! 50/50 split each round between the bingo winner and the rotating local non-profit organizations. 6-8pm. No cover.

10 Tuesday The Astro Lounge Tuesday Trivia Priz-

es, drink specials and a mental challenge. 8-10pm. Free.

Broken Top Bottle Shop Trivia Tues-

days It’s time for Bend’s entertaining trivia game show ‘Useless Knowledge Bowl” hosted live on the large screen projector! Prizes for top teams! Second Tuesday of every month, 7-9pm. No cover.

Cabin 22 Tequila Taco Tunes-Day West Side

Open Mic Night collects local musical talent, paired with $6 House Altos Margaritas & Famous Pork Verde Tacos and Hosted by Bend’s beloved Eric Leadbetter. . No cover.

Human Ottoman, a Portland-based quartet, join Moon Hooch at the Volcanic Wed., Dec. 11 from 9-11:30pm.

Craft Kitchen and Brewery Comedy

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

Kelly D’s Irish Sports Bar Acoustic Jam Night with Scott Fox Listen to some of our better musicians in town. 7:30-9:30pm. No cover. M&J Tavern Dusty Bones We managed to

get this fella off the mountain and down to the local living room to share an evening with special guests and friends between holidays. Settle in and let us warm your spirit. 9pm. No cover.

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

Hub City Bar & Grill Karaoke What’s your

and sing your favorite tune! 9pm-1am.

go-to karaoke tune? 9pm.

Immersion Brewing Geeks Who Drink Pub

Northside Bar & Grill Carol Rossio Come

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

Seven Nightclub & Restaurant

"A Cabaret Christmas" Featuring the musical stylings of Annie Tappouni, Natalie Manz, Alyssa Scevers, Christie McGuire, Amy James, Karen Sipes, Brad Ruder, Steve Livingston, Dan Schimmoller, Justin Tilton and Matt Vigil, this show promises to be a seasonal hit! Come listen to some of your childhood favorites and some not-so-traditional tunes from some of Bend's best talent! 7-9:30pm. $15-$80.

The Platypus Pub Tuesday Night Trivia (and a board game?) 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 We do have some poets and storytellers, but it’s an open mic like any other, mostly singers and musicians! Sign up starts at 5pm. 6-8pm.

The Lot Trivia Tuesday 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.

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

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

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 pint specials all day and all night! Prizes include Cabin 22 gift cards! Team up with friends join in this week. 7pm.

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

AVID Cider Co. Taproom Trivia Night Gath-

Midtown Ballroom/Domino Room/Annex Jason Michael Carroll The country music

enjoy this incredibly talented jazz musician perform live! 6pm. No cover.

The Astro Lounge Rockin’ Robin Karaoke

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.

Trivia Win fun prizes and challenge your friends, or enemies, 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.

hit-maker has performed at the Country Music Awards and on Good Morning America. 7pm. $17.

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). Benefitting the BrightSide Animal Center in Redmond. 6:30pm.

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 Company Grand Winter Tour Company Grand kicks off our Winter Tour in our hometown, at one of our favorite venues. Come warm up with us as we prepare to release our debut studio album! 7-10pm. No cover.

McMenamins Old St. Francis School Company Grand A 9-piece, exhilarating band that performs a range of rock n’ roll, blues, funk, and rhythm & blues originals – along with a wide array of covers. The combination of all of these talented and diverse musicians come together to create an unforgettable experience. All ages welcome! 7-10pm. No cover. Northside Bar & Grill Acoustic Open Mic Join us for open mic every Wednesday. 6pm.

River’s Place Bingo! Have fun, win cash prizes and support a local non-profit organization. 6-8pm. Cards $1-$5.

Seven Nightclub Hump Day Karaoke Every 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 Capitol Latin Underground Nights Join us at

the Capitol and get your mid-week Latin music and dance fix. Free dance lesson with Bend Latin Dance, followed by a practice with DJ Solo. Cumbia, Bachatta, Salsa, Merengue and more. 8:30pm. Free.

er your friends and come up with your best team name for a chance to win AVID swag! Every other Thursday, 6-7:30pm. Free.

Corey’s Bar & Grill Karaoke Come on down 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. The Domino Room John Craigie #KeepItWarm2019 with special guest Bart Budwig Renowned for his eloquent Americana style, engaging live shows, and off-the-cuff clever observations, John Craigie carries on the legacy of classic singer-songwriters, while blazing a trail of his own. 7-11:30pm. $21. Hub City Bar & Grill Karaoke What’s your go-to karaoke tune? 9pm. Humm Kombucha Taproom Open Mic hosted by: Jeshua Marshall Jam out with the host or share what you’ve got! Music, comedy and spoken word is welcome! 6-8pm. Free. Northside Bar & Grill The Stirlings The

Stirlings is a four-piece band based out of Bend, Oregon that plays a hard-driving mix of rock, funk and blues meant to keep the dance floor packed! 7-11pm. No cover.; Come enjoy this awesome rock band play all of their most popular jams! 7:30pm. No cover.

Riff Cold Brewed Taproom The Night Light Show 6th Anniversary! The Night Light Show with Shanan Kelley & Magnificent Guests is a live, community-based comedy variety show. This show will feature new filmed content, live music, comedy, art, giveaways and surprises and of course - Magnificent Guests! 7pm. $12-$40. 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!

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.

The Lot Chris Baron Chris Baron plays acoustic folk music with swagger. Although he often records with a full band, his solo presence is imperial. 6-8pm. No cover.

Volcanic Theatre Pub Marco Benevento w/ The Mattson 2 It’s impossible not to hear freedom and excitement coursing through the veins of Marco Benevento’s new studio album, “Let It Slide.” Produced by Leon Michels (The Arcs, Lee Fields), the record introduces a gritty, soulful edge to Benevento’s brand of high-octane keyboard wizardry. 8-11pm. $17.


Funday: Comedy Showcase Stand up comedy showcase featuring some of your local favorites! Hosted by Katy Ipock! Featuring Jamal Thomas, Gina Christopher, Keith Erick Sennette, Dillon Kolar, Jessica Taylor and James Harnois. 18+. Strong content expected. 7-9pm. $7/adv., $10/door.

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CALENDAR MUSIC B.O.R.N. Watch party w/4DUB Live

Kenny King will be signing autographs and hanging out. Raider Nation rap crew 4DUB will also be performing a live half time show! Dec. 8, 1-5pm. Pour House Grill, 61276 Hwy 97, Bend. Contact: Free.

Cascade Highlanders Pipe Band Practice Experienced pipers and drummers are

The Twelve Bells of Christmas Zion

L-G-B-T-Q-B-I-N-G-O Join your favorite

Wednesday Night Kirtan Devotional group singing. Wednesdays, 7-9pm. Bend Community Healing Center, 155 SW Century Drive, Suite 133, Bend. $10.

Level 1 West Coast Swing Do you know

Redeemed Ringers handbell choir. Dec. 12, 6-7pm. Redmond Public Library, 827 SW Deschutes Ave., Redmond. Contact: 541-312-1029. No cover.

West African Drumming Mondays, Level

welcome, along with those interested in taking up piping or drumming who would like to find out what it would take to learn. Mondays, 5:30-7pm. Bend Church of the Nazarene, 1270 NE 27th St., Bend. Contact: 541-633-3225.

1 students will learn traditional rhythms, and Thursdays, Level 2 & 3 students will build on technique and performance skills. Mondays, 5:306:30pm 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.

Central Oregon Youth Orchestra Winter Concert Come support some of the


areas most talented musicians perform works by Rossini, Holst, Dvorak and more! Dec. 8, 3-5:30pm. Ridgeview High School, 4555 SW Elkhorn Ave., Redmond. Contact: 458-206-6550. Free.

cians! No auditions. Negotiable fee. Wednesdays, 6:30-9pm. Mountain View High School Auditorium, 2755 NE 27th St., Bend. Contact: 541-306-6768.

The Deschutes Caledonian Pipe Band Practice. We are a volunteer not-for-profit

society dedicated to the preservation, performance, and enjoyment of Scottish style bagpipes and drums. 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 Four part Aca-

Know Festive - The Victorian Carolers

Experience an 1870’s quartet of fine musicians, dressed in Victorian-era garb. Singers bring clarity and beauty to both sacred and secular Christmas music. Dec. 7, 1-2pm. Redmond Public Library, 827 SW Deschutes Ave., Redmond. Dec. 8, 12-12:45pm. Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541-312-1063. No cover.

Know Festive: mele Kalikimaka Holiday Ukelele Performance Hear the fun harmonies of ukulele with songs performed by the High Country Ukulele Players and the Bend Ukulele Group. Dec. 7, 3-4pm. La Pine Public Library, 16425 First St., La Pine. Contact: 541-312-1063. Free.

Argentine Tango Class & Practica

Level 2 West Coast Swing Really dive into

what west coast swing is, while learning 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.

Mambo & Salsa Lessons Partner not required. Beginner or intermediate level. Wed, Dec. 4, 6pm, Wed, Dec. 11, 6pm and Wed, Dec. 18, 6pm. The Space, 2570 NE Twin Knolls Drive, Suite 110, Bend. Contact: 541-602-6168. $10.

Four-week fundamentals class begins the first Wednesday of every month, followed by intermediate lesson (recommended after 4 weeks of fundamentals). Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Sons of Norway Hall, 549 NW Harmon Blvd., Bend. Contact: 907-299-4199. $5/class.

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.

Bachata Turn Patterns Learn fun turn pat-

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.

tern combinations with Latin Dance Bend. Dance partner not required. Tuesdays, 7:30-8:20pm. The Space, 2570 NE Twin Knolls Drive, Suite 110, Bend. Contact: 541-325-6676. $12/class, $40/4-Class package, $65/ monthly unlimited.

Beginning WCS lesson & Dance Beginning lesson, followed by a dance. Fridays, 7pm. The Space, 2570 NE Twin Knolls Drive, Suite 110, Bend. Contact: 541-401-1635. $10/lesson, $5/dance. Bend Ecstatic Dance Explore free form

movement, connection and self-expression. Visit: or FB Bend Ecstatic Dance. Tuesdays, 7pm. Bend Masonic Center, 1036 NE Eighth St., Bend. $10-12 sliding scale.

Dance Lessons – East Coast Swing

Learn the basics of East Coast Swing, partner not required. Learn the basics and progress through the month with cool moves. Thursdays, 6-7pm. Through Dec. 23. The Space, 2570 NE Twin Knolls Drive, Suite 110, Bend. Contact: 541-602-6168. $10.

Square Dance Lessons Learn to square

Lights-No Camera-Action Presents


SUNDAY FUNDAY: COMEDY SHOWCASE at Craft Kitchen and Brewery

FILM EVENTS Film Screening: “Minidoka: An American Concentration Camp” Produced for

Minidoka National Historic Site, this film tells the story of a group of Americans and their incarceration by the U.S. government in the High Desert of southern Idaho, purely on the basis of race. Dec. 9, 6-7:30pm. High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend. Contact: 541-3824754. $7.

Free Movie: Joyeux Noël Epic film about

1914 Christmas Truce follows the stories of a Scottish, a French and a German soldier. Golden Globe & Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film, 2006. Discussion follows. Free popcorn! Dec. 8, 6-8pm. St. Helen’s Hall - Trinity Episcopal, 231 NW Idaho St., Bend. Contact: 541-382-5542. Free.

DEC 10

pella Barbershop Harmony for men and women. Help improving the quality of your voice. Reading music is not a requirement! Thursdays, 6:309pm. First Presbyterian Church, 230 NE 9th., Bend. Contact: 541-241-4315. Free.

Sponsored by the Jazz Dance Collective. 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.

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.


Community Orchestra of Central Oregon Rehearsals COCO welcomes all musi-

Adult Intermediate Level Jazz Dance

local drag royalty for lip syncing and bingo! Blackouts are $2 with a chance to win cash. This family friendly event is a fundraiser for the Human Dignity Coalition. Every other Thursday, 6-8pm. Crater Lake Spirits Downtown Tasting Room, 1024 Northwest Bond Street, Bend. Contact: 541-279-0047. Free.


Award-winning group seeks women who love to sing and harmonize. Bella teaches and performs four-part acappella harmony and welcomes singers, all levels, ages 15+. Meet upstairs. Tuesdays, 6:30-9pm. Aspen Ridge Retirement, 1010 NE Purcell Blvd., Bend. Contact: 541-728-9392. $35/membership.

Intro to Latin Dance - Level 1 In this beginner level class you will learn salsa & bachata basics. Dance partner not required. Tuesdays, 5:30-6:20pm. The Space, 2570 NE Twin Knolls Drive, Suite 110, Bend. Contact: $12/drop-in.

Limelight Entertainment Presents


at Seven Nightclub & Restaurant


DEC 11

Open Hub Singing Open Hub is non-audition, aural tradition singing group. Mondays, 6:45-8:30pm. Heritage Hall, 230 NE 9th Street, Bend. Contact: 541-633-6025. openhubsinging@ $12/drop in, first time free. Public (ROCK) Choir Come sing your face

off in a fun, non-threatening group! No experience needed - we lead you through the whole night of favorites. Mondays, 6-8pm. 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 with local activists. Contact: Michael Funke, funkeredfinn24@, with song requests. Fridays, 10amNoon. KPOV, 501 NW Bond St., Bend. Free.


W/HUMAN OTTOMAN at Volcanic Theatre Pub

Check out an Argentine Tango fundamentals class, held every Wed. at the Sons of Norway Hall.



Bella Acappella Harmony Chorus

Sisters Jazz Choir An elite choir of 15 high school students. Dec. 7, 12:30-1:30pm. Sisters Public Library, 110 N Cedar St., Sisters. Dec. 7, 2:30-3:30pm. East Bend Public Library, 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend. Contact: 541-312-1029. Free.



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Screening: Oregon’s Moon Country This documentary features several interviews, including those with NASA scientists and professors from Oregon’s universities. The film comes on the heels of this year’s 50th anniversary of the first human-crewed moon landing. Followed by a Q&A. Dec. 11, 6:30pm. High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend. Free.

Brightside Thrift Store in Redmond

Volunteers to receive donations, sort, and price items. `Ongoing, 10am-5pm. Brightside Animal Thrift Store, 838 NW Fifth St., Redmond. Contact: 541-504-0101.

TedxBend Presents TEDWomen2019 TEDxBend Women is an annual event

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.

ARTS / CRAFTS 10th Annual Locavore Holiday Gift Faire

Acrylic Pour and Sip Come join us for guided

instruction to create your own acrylic pour masterpiece. 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 Paint,

canvas, apron, and instruction included to help you create your masterpiece. Fun for all ages. Fridays, 4-5:30pm. Michael’s Arts and Crafts, 63485 N Hwy 97, Bend, OR 97701, Bend. Contact: 714-869-6780. $30.

DIY Wreath Making Workshop Back by

popular demand! 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. Moonfire & Sun Garden Center, 61944 SE 27th St., Bend. Contact: 541-318-6155. $50.

Figure Drawing Salon Develop your skills at our live model figure drawing salon hosted by Workhouse studio members Christian Brown and Abney Wallace. Participants encouraged to bring their materials. Tuesdays, 7-9pm. The Workhouse, 50 SE Scott St., Suite 6, Bend. $15/door. First Friday Art & Live Music Every

month, we rotate out the art in the cafe and join in with the rest of downtown in celebrating the arts with free live music from local artists in the house or out in the plaza. 6-8pm. The Commons Cafe, 875 NW Brooks St., Bend. Free.

First Friday Art Walk A celebration of Art in its many forms. Join us for live music, great art, friends, drinks, snacks and adventures! Park in the parking garage on the corner of Lava and Oregon to access all the fun. 5-9pm. Downtown Bend, Downtown Bend, Bend. Free. Gompers Holiday Pop Up Makers Market! Over 30 local artists and makers will

be at this holiday market, plus local food trucks, bakeries, and a visit from Santa! Come get in the holiday spirit and get some shopping done too! Dec. 7, 11am-4pm. Gompers Distillery, 611 NE Jackpine Ct #8,, Redmond. Free.

Know Festive - Create a Beautiful Bubble Wreath Make a beautiful wreath to

give as a gift or keep for yourself! Dec. 7, 10amNoon. Redmond Public Library, 827 SW Deschutes Ave., Redmond. Contact: 541-312-1032. Free.

Nancy P’s Holiday Pop-Up Market

Find beautiful, unique, affordable and locally made gifts for everyone on your list! Join local artists for a casual afternoon of gift shopping and delicious baked goods. Dec. 8, 3:30-6:30pm. Nancy P’s Cafe & Bakery, 1054 NW Milwaukee Ave., Bend. Contact: Free.

Tumalo Holiday Market Please join us at

The Bite for an afternoon of holiday shopping, while you’re enjoying beer, food and fun! There will be jewelry, ceramics, textiles, wood art and

Check out a free screening of award-winning film "Joyeux Noel" on Dec. 8, 6-8pm at Trinity Escopal.

much more for sale! Dec. 7, 11am-4pm. The Bite, 19860 7th Street, Tumalo. Free.

PRESENTATIONS & EXHIBITS The Greatest Good Lecture Series

Presentations will be about 40 minutes with a Q&A to follow. Thu, Dec. 12, 5:30-6:30pm.Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe, 135 NW Minnesota Ave., Bend. Contact: 503-840-8170. amy.jensen@ Free.

Three Years of A Community Thread Portrait Exhibition Joshua Langlais will be

exhibiting portraits of each of the 160 people he has interviewed over the course of the last three years for his project A Community Thread. Dec. 6, 5-9pm. The Commons Cafe and Taproom, 875 Northwest Brooks Street, Bend. Contact: Free.

THEATER Journey to Bethlehem This live-action

walk-through experience with over 100 actors and live animals is quickly becoming a Christmas tradition! Wed, Dec. 11, 6-9pm. Bend Adventist Fellowship, 21610 NE Butler Market Rd., Bend. Contact: 541-382-5991. Free.

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. Thu, Dec. 5, 7:30pm, Fri, Dec. 6, 7:30pm, Sat, Dec. 7, 2 and 7:30pm, Sun, Dec. 8, 2pm, Thu, Dec. 12, 7:30pm. Cascades Theatrical Company, 148 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. $25/adults, $21/seniors & students.

Sister’s Christmas Catechism

From the author of Late Nite Catchism it’s “CSI: Bethlehem” as Sister takes on the mystery that has intrigued historians throughout the ages whatever happened to the Magi’s gold? Dec. 10, 7:30pm and Dec. 11, 7:30pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. $27-$47.

WORDS A Novel Idea 2020 Unveiled Event Be among the first to know the book selected for A Novel Idea 2020. Enjoy light appetizers, beer and wine. Play Novel Idea trivia and enter the silent auction, all while supporting the Deschutes Public Library Foundation. Dec. 6, 6-8pm. Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541-312-1063. Free. Brain Stages: How to Raise Smart, Confident Kids - And Have Fun Doing It Join us to meet runner/writer Patricia Wilkin-

son, co-author of Brain Stages. Trish will teach you brain-boosting games to play with children! Sales, snacks and beverages included. Dec. 6, 5-8pm. Princess Athletic, 945 NW Wall St., Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-8001. kathleen@ Free.

Classics Book Club We will discuss The

House of Spirits by Isabel Allende. Dec. 11, 6-7pm. Roundabout Books, 900 NW Mount Washington Drive, #110, Bend. Contact: 541-306-6564. Free.

Current Fiction Book Club We will be discussing 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. Wordsmith’s Wednesday Open Mic

Hosted by Mosley WOtta, Wordsmith’s Wednesday Open Mics are for poets, storytellers, musicians, theater people and more. 6-8pm. The Commons, 875 NW Brooks St., Bend.

Writers Writing: Prose and Memoir as Poetry Participants will write drafts of two

prose poems, one derived from childhood, and one from an adult perspective. Dec. 8, 1-3pm. Downtown Bend Public Library - Brooks Room, 601 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541-312-1063. paigef@deschuteslibrary.or. Free.

Writers Writing: Quiet Writing Time at Deschutes Public Library Bring personal

work, read a book, or answer emails. Enjoy the focus of a quiet space. Mondays, 9am-Noon. Deschutes Public Library-Downtown, 601 NW Wall Street, Bend. Tuesdays, 10am-1pm. Redmond Public Library, 827 SW Deschutes Ave., Redmond. Contact: 541-312-1063. paigef@ Free.

ETC. Preventative Walk-In Pet Wellness Clinic The Bend Spay and Neuter Project offers vaccinations, deworming and microchips at our walk-in wellness clinic. First come first served. Saturdays, 10am-1:30pm. Bend Spay & Neuter Project, 910 SE Wilson, Suite A1, Bend. $10/office visit.

Redmond First Friday First Friday’s in down-

town Redmond! First Friday of every month, 4-7pm. Downtown Redmond, Sixth Street, Redmond. Free.

VOLUNTEER American Red Cross Disaster Action Team Members Needed Volunteers needed to respond to local disasters such as house fires, forest fires and other natural disasters. 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. Dec. 5, 2-9pm. Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541-388-1793. phil@ 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

Citizens’ Climate Lobby Meeting We work on encouraging members of Congress to support federal legislation putting a fee on carbon pollution. Second Wednesday of every month, 5:30-7:30pm. Through June 10. Round Table Clubhouse, 2940 N. Highway 97, Bend. Contact: 541-389-5400. 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. This event is family friendly, drop in anytime. Tuesdays. The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Ave., Bend. Contact: No cover. Herd U Needed A Home Dog Rescue In

need of foster families and volunteers to assist with monthly events and fundraising efforts. Contact:

Make Your Mark at Bend Spay+Neuter! Compassionate, awesome people to join an incredible team. Ongoing. Bend Spay & Neuter Project, 910 SE Wilson, Suite A1, Bend. Contact: 541-617-1010.

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.

Volunteer Drivers Needed Volunteer drivers needed Mondays-Fridays to transport veterans 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. Volunteers Needed Help with daily horse care. 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.

GROUPS & MEETUPS 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Join us

to learn how to recognize common signs of the disease, how to approach someone about memory concerns & the importance of early detection. Dec. 10, 1-2:30pm. La Pine Public Library, 16425 First St., La Pine. Contact: 800-272-3900. Free.

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.


Call for Volunteers - Play with Parrots!

showcasing first ever talks from the main stage 2019 TED Women event and discussion for action locally! Dec. 7, 9am. The Haven CoWorking, 1001 Southwest Disk Drive, Bend. Contact: 307-349-3130. $45.

Find perfectly unique, local gifts for your special people. Browse the merry tables while enjoying a warm beverage and a snack. Dec. 7, 10am-4pm. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon, 61980 Skyline Ranch Road, Bend. Contact: 541-633-7388. Free.

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.

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The nonprofit Tower Theatre Foundation proudly presents: TOSH.SHOW IN THE SNOW


Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020

Content may not be suitable for all audiences. One night only with the host of Comedy Central’s Tosh.0 a weekly topical series that delves into all aspects of the Internet, from the ingenious to the absurd to the medically inadvisable. Performance Sponsors:


Monday, Feb. 10, 2020


Continuing a long and strange trip since beginning over a decade ago, DSO offers an evolving artistic outlet within the Grateful Dead’s musical canon. “They’ve definitely mastered their inspiration’s vagabond nature.” - Rolling Stone Performance Sponsor:


Feb. 20-22, 2020


Thursday, Feb. 20 – West Coast debut of vocal super group NOMADIC Friday, Feb. 21 – Singer Showcase & Reception Saturday, Feb. 22 – Sing-Off Competition with emcee Deke Sharon Festival Sponsors: Wanderlust Tours, Doug and Marianne Watson, and D.E. Rink Construction; supported in part by a grant from Bend Cultural Tourism Fund


Thursday, Mar. 5, 2020


A multimedia tribute to the artists of L.A.’s legendary Laurel Canyon community who created the sound and attitude of folk rock - The Mamas and The Papas, the Byrds, The Doors, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, and The Eagles.



Thursday, Mar. 12, 2020

Inspired by the words and actions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., composer/producer Damien Sneed leads a joyful celebration of African American musical traditions that inspired generations of civil rights activists.


Mar. 13 & 14, 2020

A community collaboration shaping new perspectives and conversations on race.


Monday, Mar. 16, 2020


Get a joyful jump on St. Patty’s Day with an evening of traditional Irish fun featuring folk music, Celtic jigs, tall tales, and entertainment!

Live at the Tower WINTER - SPRING 2020


Thursday, Mar. 19, 2020


The acclaimed klezmer gypsy-rock band reconstructs Jewish and American folk songs through Hasidic dance and Yiddish refrains. Led by frontman Leeav Sofer, it’s a musical feast that explodes into a global food-fight of Jazz, Latin, Rock, and Folk. Performance Sponsors: Gary and Terry Reynolds


Monday, Apr. 13, 2020


Japanese taiko drummers create infectious energy through pounding rhythms which, like a heartbeat, drive the pulse of life. A thrilling, high-energy and explosive interpretation of the centuries-old taiko tradition.


Friday, Apr. 24, 2020


With Bend’s Children’s Choir and violinist Isabelle Senger; in collaboration with High Desert Chamber Music. Marsalis leads a veritable “dream team” of virtuoso brass players in a high-powered display of beats from Bach to Bourbon Street.


Sunday, May 3, 2020


Back by popular demand! The duo combines inventive hip-hop rhythms with the drama of classical music, continuing to break down barriers between genres. Bach meets Biggie. Performance Sponsors: Gary and Terry Reynolds


Tuesday, May 5, 2020


Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with violin virtuosos from Veracruz, Mexico and their incomparable mix of rock and son jarocho - a signature sound they call “Fast-Chatting Violin” – complex harmonies, intricate call-and-response arrangements, and lyrical melodies in counterpoint.



Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Stars from Broadway’s best rock musicals join members of rock’s top bands to share songs and stories of the music that changed the world forever!


Tuesday, May 19, 2020


Have you ever met a REAL talking dog?! Todd and his furry friend, Irving, share humor that is situational and contemporary, resulting in clean, universal fun for the whole family. These performances are presented by the nonprofit Tower Theatre Foundation and sponsored by Bend Surgery Center with additional support from Central Oregon Radiology Associates, Salvesen Homes, Hasson Company Realtors, Immersion Brewing, Riverside Animal Hospital, and First Interstate Bank. Tickets on sale now online at or at the Box Office Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm 541-317-0700


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LessonPLAN (Performing Live Arts Now)

provides theatre performances and school assemblies for students and teachers in public, private, and home schools throughout Central Oregon. The series of programs encourages students to explore new ideas, reexamine old problems, engage in creative strategies, and foster a deeper understanding of their community and the world. Since 2011, we’ve reached 36,000 students in Central Oregon. Support arts in education today – text ‘LessonPLAN’ to 44321 – any gift amount helps!

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Join the Tower family today and help keep performing arts vibrant and this historic landmark vital. Choose the membership level that matches your passion and: • Be the first to know about shows • Purchase tickets prior to public sale • Attend exclusive member-only receptions • Enjoy complimentary drinks and popcorn Photo credit: Lisa Bell

Celebrate the Tower’s 80th Birthday with four 1940s classics – back on the big screen where they belong! March 4 – Casablanca March 11 – The Philadelphia Story March 18 – The Maltese Falcon March 25 – Gone with the Wind Performance Sponsor: Sally Russell

Do you have favorite memories, pictures, footage or anecdotes you’d be willing to share with us? We’d love to showcase them during the birthday celebrations! Please email your highlights to


TICKETS AVAILABLE AT 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

Alzheimer’s Association Early-Stage Support Group Early-stage support groups

provide support for people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Screening and registration are required. Second Wednesday of every month, 1:30-3pm. Bend Church of the Nazarene, 1270 NE 27th St., Bend. 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.

Bend “GO” Club Learn the ancient, abstract

strategy game of “Go” in a group setting. Sundays, 1-4pm. Market of Choice, 115 NW Sisemore St., Bend. Contact Mike: 541-385-9198.

BendUbs Car Club Monthly Meet

Owners of all makes, models and vintages of European cars are welcome to join our community of enthusiasts. BendUbs car club members host an annual charity show’n shine, participate in car shows and sanctioned racing. Second Sunday of every month, 7-9pm. Cascade Lakes Lodge, 1441 SW Chandler Ave., Bend.

Cancer with Compassion Support Group Cancer support group offering

riences to become more compassionate. Some experience necessary. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm and Wednesdays, 4-5:30pm. Center for Compassionate Living, 803 SW Industrial Way, #200, Bend. Free.

ConnectW Munch and Mingle We’re connecting all kinds of professional women over a monthly noon meal. The result? Business sharing and social networking! Lunch not included. Thu, Dec. 12, 11:45am. Wild Oregon Foods, 61334 S. Hwy 97, Bend. Free. A Course in Miracles This is a course in

mind training. Contact Lisa at 760-208-9097 or for location. Saturdays, 10:30am. Free.

Curious about Midwifery? Take a leisurely stroll along the Deschutes River with a Certified Nurse Midwife. Meet at the large picnic shelter at Farewell Bend Park, bring water and lots of questions. Second Thursday of every month, 12:15-12:45pm. Farewell Bend Park, 1000 SW Reed Market Rd., Bend. Contact: 541-526-6635. Free.

Edgar Cayce - A Search for God An intelligent research into the individual spiritual entity. All welcome. Sundays, 12:30-2:30pm. Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541-900-3879. Free. Emotions Anonymous Weekly support meetings. Wednesdays, 9:30am and Thursdays, 10:30am. First United Methodist Church, 680 NW Bond St., Bend.

Empowering Families Luncheon Join

the Latino Community Association for great Mexican food, an inspiring immigrant success story, and the opportunity to strengthen local Latino families. 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.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous Meeting Contact: 831-435-0680. First Saturday

effective listening, compassionate friendship and prayer. Led by Rev. Cathie Young, cancer survivor, author and retired minister. Both men and women are welcome with all cancer types, in treatment or in survivorship. Thu, Dec. 12, 1-2:30pm. Cathie P. Young, 20485 Outback, Bend. Contact: 949-279-1246. Free.

Garage Night 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.

Caregiver Support Group Support

Grassroots Cribbage Club Newcomers

groups create a safe, confidential, supportive environment or community and a chance for participants to develop informal mutual support and social relationships. Second Tuesdays, 1-2:30pm. Alzheimer’s Association Central Oregon Chapter, 777 NW Wall St. Suite 104, Bend. Contact: 800-272-3900. Free.

Celebrate Recovery Celebrate Recovery

is a recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt or addiction of any kind. This is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life. Visit for more info. Ongoing.

of every month, 9-10:30am. Bend Church of the Nazarene, 1270 NE 27th St., Bend. Free.

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

High Desert Hootenanny Dance to live music from Honey Don’t, and enjoy refreshments from Spork, Crater Lake Spirits and Caboost Kombucha. This event is open to all. Parking is limited, so please carpool! Dec. 6, 5-8:30pm. Hollinshead Barn, 1237 NE Jones Rd., Bend. Contact: 541-330-2638. 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 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.

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm. The Hughes’ Home, 4497 SW Salmon Place, Redmond. Contact: Free.

Life after Birth 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.

LWV of Deschutes First Thursday Luncheon Robin Popp, HPC Board President, will be

speaking. The Hunger Prevention Coalition is operated by volunteers who are passionate about making nutritious food available to all. Dec. 5, 11am-1pm. The Black Bear Diner, 1465 NE 3rd St, Bend. Contact: 541-280-2947. 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 An International Breastfeeding Certi-

fied Lactation Consultant from St Charles will be there, as well as a myriad of volunteers and guest speakers. Various locations, see website for details, Central Oregon. Contact: 541-633-7388. Free.

Not Alone - Mental Health Support Group This is a faith-based support group for

anyone experiencing mental health challenges. Thursdays, 5:30-7pm and Thursdays, 5:30-7pm. Through Dec. 12. Antioch Church Office, 566 NE Clay St - 2nd Floor, Bend. Contact: 703-863-6927. 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.

Parkinson’s Support Group Support

group for those struggling with Parkinson’s and their loved ones. Second Thursday of every month, 11am-Noon Through Dec. 12. Touchmark Pixabay

Central Oregon Hub Bridge Club

Central Oregon Hub Bridge Club will serve as a hub for Duplicate Bridge players. 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.

PFLAG Central Oregon Meeting The

Central Oregon chapter of Parents, Friends and Family of Lesbians and Gays. Meetings are confidential and include introductions and “PFLAG Moments”. Usually include a social event, a speaker or a topic for the evening with occasional breakout support groups depending on the need. Second Tuesday of every month, 6:30pm. Nativity Lutheran Church, 60850 Brosterhous Rd., Bend.

Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group A supportive group. Social, educa-

tional and includes lunch. Topics include: new treatments, traveling with PH, insurance, tai chi, anxiety and depression. First Saturday of every month, 1-3pm.

Regional Public Transit Advisory Committee (RPTAC) & Project Steering Committee Meeting 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, 1:30-3:30pm. Redmond City Hall, Room 208, 411 SW Ninth St., Redmond. Contact: 541-548-9534. Free.

Resist! Rally Contact Vocal Seniority or

Indivisible Bend for more info. Bring your signs, and we’ll bring the bullhorn! Contact info@ 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. 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. Thursdays, 3:30-5:30pm. Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe, 135 NW Minnesota Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-749-2010.

Suicide Bereavement Support Group

This group is available to anyone over the age of 18 who would like support after the loss of a loved one by suicide. Second Monday of every month, 7-8:30pm. Partners In Care/Suicide Bereavement, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend.

Oregon Communicators Toastmasters Meeting Enhance leadership and communica-

tions skills in a supportive environment. Attend in person or online. 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 Learn to

decode behavioral messages, identify behavior triggers and learn strategies. Dec. 5, 121:30pm. 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. Wednesdays, 9am-Noon. Crook County Library, 175 NW Meadow Lakes Drive, Prineville. Contact: 541-447-7978. Free. Weekly Climate Strike Every Friday, youth and adults will gather to demand that government action be taken to combat climate change. Fridays, 4pm. Through Dec. 6. Peace Corner, Corner of NW Greenwood Avenue and NW Wall Street, Bend. Contact: 541-383-0852. Free.

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. Dec. 4, 1:303:30pm. Redmond City Hall, Room 208, 411 SW Ninth St., Redmond. Contact: 541-548-9534. Free.

Widowed Meet Up - Soaring Spirits Bend Grab some coffee and join your widowed

friends. We’ll be on the big couch to the right. Dec. 8, 10am-Noon. The Commons Cafe, 875 NW Brooks St., Bend. Contact: 541-668-6157. 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.

Coming To The Table A national organi-

zation devoted to healing the wounds of racism rooted in the history of slavery. Second and Fourth Monday, 7-8:30pm. Bend Community Healing Center, 155 SW Century Drive, Suite 133, Bend. Contact: 541-322-9642. Free.

at Mt. Bachelor Village, 19800 SW Touchmark Way, Bend. Contact: 541-383-1414. Free.

Join in on the weekly Climate Strike, every Fri., 4pm on Peace Corner!


safe environment, and help participants develop skills to solve problems. Second Tuesday of every month, 1-2:30pm. Alzheimer’s Association Central Oregon Chapter, 777 NW Wall St. Suite 104, Bend. Contact: 800-272-3900. Free.

Compassionate Communication / NVC Practice Groups Learn and grow using expe-

FAMILY & KIDS’ EVENTS 28th Annual Christmas Valley Bazaar Featured vendors include the Christmas Valley Boosters and their wreaths and centerpieces. Barbs Kitchen is open!. Door prizes! Dec. 6, 10am-5pm and Dec. 7, 9am-4pm. Christmas Valley Community Hall, 57334 Christmas Tree Road, Christmas Valley. Free.



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Afternoon Pokemon Cards Drop off the kids and enjoy our beautiful shopping district! Attendees supervised by highly skilled Poke-Masters! 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 accomplishments and plans. Stay for appetizers at our 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 program 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.

Community Tree Lighting and Santa Visits! Come see Santa and take

as many photos as you like. Plus live music, storytelling, games, fire pits, cookies, cocoa and cocktails. Dec. 6, 4-7pm. Downtown Bend, 869 NW Wall Street, Bend. Contact: 541-788-3628. 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. DIY Candy Spoons Spice up your hot cocoa with dipping spoons. Ages 12-17 years. Dec. 11, 2pm. Sunriver Public Library, 56855 Venture Lane, Sunriver. Contact: 541-312-1080. Free.

every year since we opened!

Free Kid’s Pickleball Lessons Ages

8-12 years! Class size is very limited, so register early. Court reservations, open play and private lessons are also available. Dec. 10, 4-6pm. Redmond Gymnastice Academy, 494 SW Veterans Wy. Ste. B-1, Redmond. Contact: 541-923-3513. Free.

Free Mom+Baby Group First Fridays,

moms and babies come connect and relate with other moms about the challenges and joys of being a mother. Each month a different guest specialist will speak about healthy family living and mama care. 1:15-2:15pm. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. Free.

General Duffy’s Santa Land Saturday


Parents and children can take photos with Santa, explore our decorated wonderland and listen to live music! Sat, Dec. 7, 11am, Sat, Dec. 14, 11am. General Duffy’s Waterhole, 404 SW Forest Avenue, Redmond. Contact: 541-527-4345. Free.

Gingerbread Construction Build with 2670 N Hwy 20 Near Safeway

graham crackers, win prizes! Ages 12-17 years. Thu, Dec. 12, 4pm. Sisters Public Library, 110 N Cedar St., Sisters. Contact: 541-312-1070. Free.

Holiday Tails Art & Craft Fair Shop


343 NW 6th Street

541.923.BBQ1 NEW HOURS

Tuesday - Sunday, 11am - 9pm

local and help homeless animals. Artists will showcase their goods! Free refreshments. Artists are donating 20% to Humane Society of Central Oregon. Dec. 7, 10am-4pm. Athletic Club of Bend, 61615 Athletic Club Dr, Bend. Contact: 541-330-7096. Free.

Kerbal Space Program Lab Build a

rocket and explore the galaxy with this flight simulation video game. Ages 10-17 years. Reg-

istration 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.

and greater flexibility. Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30pm. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. $99.

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.

Paws to Read Reluctant reader? Have fun

Kids Ninja Warrior Kids (age 6-10) will

gain abilities through obstacle course training, climbing and fitness conditioning, and team motivation in our kids ninja warrior classes! 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 program. Instructor lead series, parents can drop-off. Wednesdays, 3-4pm. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. Registration: $99.

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

Powell Butte Art & Craft Show Featuring local artisans and unique handmade gifts including: water colors, prints and cards, hand spun yarns, knit items, felted hats and much more! A soup luncheon will benefit Buela’s Place. Dec. 7, 10am-4pm. Powell Butte Community Center, 8404 SW Reif Rd., Powell Butte. Free. Reindeer Chow Mix up a festive no-bake

treat. Ages 6-9 years. Dec. 11, 2pm. La Pine Public Library, 16425 First St., La Pine. Contact: 541-312-1090. Free.

Science Storytime Stories and science

with hands-on experiments. Ages 3 years and over. Dec. 6, 9:30am. Redmond Public Library, 827 SW Deschutes Ave., Redmond. Contact: 541-312-1061. Free.

Kids’ Art Sale Holiday art and craft items made by young students, all sales will benefit Family Kitchen. Sat, Dec. 7, 9-11am, Sun, Dec. 8, 9-11am. The Sparrow Bakery - Northwest Crossing, 2748 NW Crossing Dr., Bend. Contact: 541-760-5677. Free.

Teen Lab A weekly rotating series of activities.

Little Artist Playgroup Nurture your little’s

of play including yoga poses, fun breathing exercises and art-making. Perfect for ages 1.5Y-5. Register for this class ahead of time. Thursdays, 9-9:45am. ARTdog Children’s Art Studio, 19570 Amber Meadow Drive, Suite 130, Bend.

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.

Melted Snowmen Make “melted snowmen”

crafts for ornaments or decoration. Ages 10-17 years. Registration is required. Dec. 7, 2-3pm. East Bend Public Library, 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend. Contact: 541-330-3760. Free.

Mini-Gingerbread House Making Join us and decorate a mini “gingerbread house” made from graham crackers. We provide all supplies! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring a non-perishable food item to help those in need. Dec. 11, 2-4pm. First Presbyterian Church, 230 NE Ninth St., Bend. Contact: 541-382-4401. Free. 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. 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. No experience necessary. Tuesdays, Noon-1pm. Tula Movement Arts, 2797 NW Clearwater Drive, Suite 100, Bend. $17/drop-in. Music, Movement & Stories Movement

and stories to develop skills. Ages 3-5 years. Mon, Dec. 9, 10:30am, Thu, Dec. 12, 10:30am, Mon, Jan. 13, 10:30am and Thu, Jan. 23, 10:30am. La Pine Public Library, 16425 First St., La Pine. Contact: 541-330-3760. Free.

Nano-Ninjas Kids (age 4-6) will love making new ninja warrior buddies as they develop fundamental coordination skills in this strategically designed, structured class. 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

See online calendar for full descriptions. Ages 12-17 years. Wed, Dec. 4, 3-4pm, Wed, Dec. 11, 3-4pm. Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541-617-7087. Free.

Toddler Move + Make Join us for a morning

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 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 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. Winterfest: Cookie Decorating Party

Decorate seasonal cookies, play games, and make winter crafts. For children up to 11 years old. Registration required! Dec. 7, 11am. La Pine Public Library, 16425 First St., La Pine. Contact: 541-312-1090. Free.

Winterfest: Get Crafty! Make an awesome

holiday gift or something for yourself. All ages welcome! Dec. 7, 10am-Noon. Redmond Public Library, 827 SW Deschutes Ave., Redmond. Contact: 541-312-1061. Free.

Winterfest: Gingerbread Houses We

provide the gingerbread and decorations, you provide the creativity. Ages 12-17 years. Registration is required. Dec. 7, 1:30 and 3pm. La Pine Public Library, 16425 First St., La Pine. Contact: 541-312-1090. 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.



My Mom, Ma Boyle

For one Central Oregonian, she was more than “one tough mother.” She was her actual mother, too. By Nicole Vulcan

Gert Boyle, center, in typical exuberant fashion, poses with daughter Sally, left, and Kathy, right.

brought that company back… she kept a lot of jobs for people.” To know Boyle’s story is to be indoctrinated into Oregon lore. Boyle and her family fled Nazi Germany and eventually landed in Portland, where her father founded the company that would become Columbia. Boyle’s husband, Neal, eventually took over the company. During those days, Deggendorfer recalls how Boyle,


then a stay-at-home mom, was a de facto designer for the company, including designing a fishing vest called the Steelheader in the family’s family room—the first vest of its kind, Deggendorfer said. “She was a person who even early on would always try to learn and do different things, with her reluctant children in tow. I remember she took a hat-making class at the YWCA… she had to leave because I

By Cari Brown Abby Dubief

Dear Stuart:

An open letter of support for a struggling artist Dear Stuart Breidenstein, We, members of the Bend Art Community at large, want you to know that we appreciate you. We want you to know that we have seen the many contributions you’ve made to our city and to so many of us individually. We know that without your ingenuity, civic mindedness and dedication to the advancement of the arts in Bend over the last decade, many of us would never have had opportunities to display and sell our work locally, or gather together and celebrate art and music at events like the $20 Art Sale, Last Saturday in The Old Ironworks or Craft-0! We know that without your creativity, generosity and thrift, dozens of artists and makers would not have had studios to work in because places like The Workhouse, Bright Place Gallery, and 9th Street Village would not exist. Those of us whom you have taught or mentored in jewelry making, welding, adventuring and general creative thinking want you to know how truly grateful we are for your patience,

was throwing a fit. So even though she was a strong person, she still was a mom first.” When Deggendorfer was in college, her father died, putting the company in Boyle’s lap. Pressed to sell, she pressed on. Along with son Tim Boyle, who took over as president in 1988, Columbia’s ad campaigns displayed Gert putting Tim through various humorous “tests” of the company’s products—the genesis of the “One Tough Mother” persona that lasted decades. For Deggendorfer, that reputation had its complications. In 2013, Boyle was the victim of a home invasion and kidnapping attempt, which resulted in Boyle surreptitiously calling the cops on her assailants. “After the kidnap attempt, she had to move to a secure building. She still worked every day, but she wasn’t allowed to drive anymore because those guys that were the kidnappers had followed her for six months,” Deggendorfer told the Source. “That had a major effect on her. It was really downplayed in the media how badly she was injured—and they purposely kept a lid on it because they were so worried about that, ‘one tough mother’ she can foil you… we were worried about other people attempting that same thing.” Still, Deggendorfer can still smile about the antics of that tough mother. “The fact that she couldn’t drive anymore… probably the populace of Portland was happy, because she had a lead foot,” she chuckled.

Breidenstein building a firepit for Winterfest 2018.

curiosity, insight and generosity of spirit. Those of us for whom you have made wedding rings, custom pieces and awards want you to know how highly treasured those items are to us—not only for our own private reasons, but because they were handmade specifically by you. We know how vital your contributions are to the people of this city and we are saddened and shaken by the closure of Bright Place Gallery and your impending departure from Bend— though we understand why you’ve made that choice. It’s painful and startling to see how quickly an artist who has given so much of themselves and their time

to developing a community, sacrificing their own craft and resources, can be shut out by expense and the tactics of others. It shows us how vulnerable we all are in the face of an economy that prizes profit over people, in a city where land values are becoming untenable and local art and artists are, if not devalued, often commodified as marketing tools to benefit tourism instead of as leaders and vital members of the community. It’s rare to find any person, let alone an artist, so willing to sacrifice their time, energy and inspiration to the greater good of us all and heartbreaking to see those sacrifices undervalued.

We know, too, that as an artist, you understand that failure is not defeat. It just looks that way. We know that your inherent creativity makes you resilient and that this is just a part of the redesign process. That being said, we want to acknowledge that you’ve taken a hard knock and we see the toll this has taken. It is important to us that you know you are not alone—you have us. We believe in you we want to help. Sincerely, Your fellow artists and makers, tinkerers and thinkers, students and mentees, fans and friends. If you’ve been positively influenced by art or by Stuart Breidenstein through his many ventures- Stuart’s of Bend, Craft-0!, The Workhouse, Last Saturday, Bright Place Gallery, or the $20 Art Sale, you’re invited to support him in his next big project with fellow Artist Abby Dubief. They’re crowdfunding in the hopes of owning an art space where they can safely invest without fear of being priced out. Their goal is $6000, but we think we can do better: let’s aim for $60,000! Learn more about the crowdfunding effort, follow the link: 16183/2821826994505197/



athy Deggendorfer has made quite a name for herself in the town of Sisters, Oregon. She’s a prolific artist, founder of the Roundhouse Foundation— which supports creatives and fellow artists—and a major benefactor to the Sisters Folk Fest. She’s a wife, a mother and a grandmother—and also the daughter of perhaps Oregon’s most famous mother, Gert Boyle, who died Nov. 3 at age 95. Boyle, known in ad campaigns as “Ma Boyle” and “One Tough Mother,” served as chair of Columbia Sportwear from 1970 until her death. This week, Oregonians will gather at Portland’s Veterans Memorial Coliseum for Boyle’s memorial. If anything signifies the size of Boyle’s influence on Oregon’s culture, it’s perhaps that her family had to secure one of the state’s largest indoor venues to hold her memorial. A venue near the old Columbia Sportswear headquarters in north Portland wouldn’t offer enough parking or space, Deggendorfer said, so they selected the Coliseum, which seats 12,888. The family expects at least 5,000 to attend the memorial Thursday, which takes place from 10 am to noon. “That’s what’s kind of weird—it’s that she’s your mom, and you think of the impact that she has on you and your family directly—which was huge—but for so many people, she really was an icon,” Deggendorfer said. “The fact that she stood up for herself as a woman in the ‘70s and

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A Cup Bridges Civilians and Veterans

By Nicole Vulcan

Courtesy Habit Hot Sauce

Elephant-friendly global tea blends, from a Sunriver native




haring tea with Iraqis and Afghans was the highlight of Michael Montgomery’s 10-year military career. “Afghan time goes slower,” Montgomery explains. “If you met an elder it would start with tea and take hours. You would talk about a lot of stuff before you got to business.” This process was about finding common ground, and is the inspiration behind the launch of Coalition Tea. Tea is one of the most universal beverages around the world, but it isn’t as popular in the U.S., where coffee reigns supreme. Montgomery, a Sunriver native, was a heavy coffee drinker until he had to make some diet and lifestyle changes. To replace his beloved coffee, he turned to the next best caffeinated beverage: tea.

Building downrange-inspired blends Having no experience in the tea business, Montgomery and his wife, Jen, needed help. They knew the Coalition Tea blends would be inspired by the tea he drank while deployed in Northern Iraq and Afghanistan—but it wasn’t until connecting with local Cindi Neiswonger of Inspired Leaf Teas that the vision became a reality. Neiswonger knew how to source and blend. Another helper was an interpreter from Western Afghanistan, who Montgomery worked with while deployed and who happens to live in Bend. He helped with research and is behind the Kashmiri influence in the Golden Kahwa blend of lightly spiced green tea that includes cinnamon, saffron, ginger and peppercorn. I could see

Real men drink tea.

why it’s called golden—but when I mixed cream and sugar into my hot cup of Golden Kahwa and stirred, the hue became lemon yellow. The Golden Kahwa flavor is bold but subtle; the flavors of the spices continued to dance on my tongue well after a sip. Adding lots of sugar and some dairy is how Afghans drink their tea. Montgomery included, “they drink their tea super strong, with more tea to water.”

Elephants and tea Each package of Coalition Tea has a square sticker with an illustration of an elephant and the words, “Certified Elephant Friendly.” I asked Montgomery why that was important. “Tea farms are Lisa Sipe in the migratory paths of elephants,” Montgomery explained. “Some tea plantations use large electrified fencing and ditches or moats that can kill the elephants. Asian elephants are endangered. It’s a huge human-elephant conflict because everyone is just trying to survive, but there are people trying to balance this out.” One of those conservation-minded tea farmers is Tenzing Bodosa in Assam, India. NPR fans may remember reporter Julie McCarthy interviewing Bodosa last year. Bodosa discussed his move to a chemical-free farm because pesticides made him feel nauseated with headaches. Coalition Tea is the brainchild of military veteran Michael Montgomery. The clothes he wore while

spraying pesticides killed the fish in the water where he washed his clothes. He also talked about the wild Asian elephants that roam free on his organic farm, a decision that puts his tea pickers at risk of being injured or killed by the giant mammals. Veterans and tea Montgomery hopes that the simple act of sharing a cup of tea can help bridge the veteran-civilian divide. The term “coalition” means an alliance for combined action; Montgomery describes it as “coming together, a unified group or force of people.” The shield logo for the company is a nod to Montgomery’s grandfather’s service during World War II in the China-Burma-India Theater. The original insignia had a sun and star, but Montgomery replaced it with a tea leaf and elephant for the Coalition Tea logo. Since starting Coalition Tea, members of the Special Forces community have reached out to Montgomery to let them know they’re tea drinkers. He says this “helped him connect with other male tea drinkers,” since it’s not as common for men to drink tea in the U.S. In addition to the Golden Kahwa, Coalition Tea carries two blends: Mesopotamia, a lightly spiced black tea with chai roots, and the limited Krampus Holiday Blend. The holiday blend was inspired by the glühwein, a citrus spiced mulled wine served at Christmas markets that Montgomery remembers drinking while stationed in Germany. Tea purists may enjoy the Assam Black loose leaf tea that brews smooth and malty. Coalition Tea is found at Central Oregon Locavore, TeaBuzz Global Tea Bar and online.

Fermented Hot Sauce, Made #inBend

Probiotic drinks and supplements are all the rage these days—and now, two Bendites are bringing hot sauce into the fold. Drayson Helberg and Bud Torcom are the creators of Habit Hot Sauce, which is beginning to hit shelves around Bend. The hot sauce is made in small batches and is fermented instead of cooked—meaning the sauce, packaged in earth-friendly glass bottles, needs to be stored in the fridge. Ingredients in the first flavor—Habanero Hibiscus— include Merken, a rare spice from Chile, as well as organic and non-GMO peppers sourced from Central Oregon farmers. While it’s not overly spicy, the flavor is delightful. If Caribbean hot sauce and hot wing sauces got married and had a baby, this would be what it tastes like. I loved it, putting it on everything that calls for spice. The guys behind Habit plan to release a new flavor, Blueberry Habanero, sometime this month. For now, find the original Habit at several local restaurants as well as Newport Avenue Market and Terrebonne Thriftway… in the refrigerated section, of course… Habit Hot Sauce

Atlas Cider Launches Apple-Based Seltzer

Atlas Cider Company is branching out to a new product, using the same core ingredient featured in its ciders. Avid lauched Seven Peaks Hard Seltzer this fall, featuring alcohol derived from Northwest apples. The resulting flavor is a bit more apple-y than other seltzers you might have tried. Flavors include Raspberry Cosmo, Mandarin Greyhound and Tropical Smash—each sweetened and colored with natural juices, and with cans featuring the seven peaks of Central Oregon. Check out Seven Peaks’ Facebook page @sevenpeakshardseltzer for info on local athlete Emily Keddie’s “Seven Peaks Challenge” achievement— in which she ascended all seven peaks (Broken Top, South, Middle and North Sisters, Mt. Washington, Three Finger Jack and Mt. Jefferson) before sipping a cold seltzer at the summit. Seven Peaks Hard Seltzer


By Lisa Sipe



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FOOD & DRINK EVENTS FOOD EVENTS Crux-mas Keg Tree Lighting!

We’re building Bend’s only Christmas tree made of kegs right in the middle of our lawn. There will be three fire pits to keep you warm, a brand new barrel aged porter release, tree permits for sale, complementary gift wrapping and more! Dec. 5, 5-10pm. Crux Fermentation Project, 50 SW Division St., Bend. Contact: 541-385-3333.

Holiday Sip & Shop Join us for a day of sipping and shopping! Find unique gifts for everyone on your list while supporting local vendors. Dec. 7, 11am-4pm. Wild Ride Brewing, 332 SW Fifth St., Redmond. Contact: 541-516-8544. Free. The 4th Annual Winter Pop-Up The 4th Annual Winter Pop Up is a unique shopping experience with carefully curated vendors. Conveniently located at the Springhill Suites by Marriott across from The Box Factory. Dec. 12, 11am-7pm. Springhill Suites, 551 SW Industrial Way, Bend. Contact: 458-206-3971. Free.

BEER & DRINK EVENTS Bonus Bingo with Sunriver Brewing

A special treat for our regular Bingo evening. Not only will you have a chance to win cash prizes playing with our December non-profit, Volunteers in Medicine, you will also have a chance to win swag from Sunriver Brewing while sipping on your choice of four different Sunriver brews! Wed, Dec. 4, 6pm, Wed, Dec. 11, 6pm and Wed, Dec. 18, 6pm. 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 Join us every Monday for LOCAL-

IZED! Our weekly event celebrates everything local that we love. We’ll have $2 off our local Immersion beers, a specialty dish by Chef Danny from local farms and free live music. We also have local makers/artists/creators in the house 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.

Locals Night at Porter Brewing! We

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.

Moms and Groms Moms, 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.

Sunday Brunch The first of our weekly

Sunday brunches! Chef Matt is crafting up some delicious brunch specials for us. As always, we’ll have coffee and Gimme-mo-mosas to go along with your meal. Sundays, 10am-2pm. Through Feb. 9. Crux Fermentation Project, 50 SW Division St., Bend. Contact: 541-385-3333.

Taco Tuesdays Join us every Tuesday $2.50

tacos! With many different varieties to choose from that 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. Through Dec. 26. Touchmark at Mt. Bachelor Village, 19800 SW Touchmark Way, Bend. Contact: 541-383-1414. Free.

Whiskey Wing Wednesdays When you

just can’t make it until Friday, we have your back! Come down and order our signature Starship Wings and choose from six different quality whiskeys for a pour for only $5! Wednesdays, 11:30am-10pm. Silver Moon Brewing, 24 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-388-8331.

Winter Warmer Beverage Festival

In collaboration with our Holiday Lights Project, Crater Lake Spirits, and Ablis CBD we are excited to announce our Winter Warmer Beverage Festival! Barrel aged beer, winter cocktails, free hot chocolate, fire pits and holiday tree lighting! All ages are welcome and the event is free to attend! Dec. 7, 6-9pm. Silver Moon Brewing, 24 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-388-8331. Free.


Brewery celebrates its grand opening and embarks upon a collaboration with The Ale Apothecary By Heidi Howard

Courtesy Monkless Belgian Ales

Hearty tasting trays at The Brasserie made this writer happy.


arly last month, I enjoyed an awesome meal at The Brasserie by Monkless Belgian Ales. I’ve always enjoyed Monkless beer and had high hopes for the new space adjacent to the Deschutes River. I was NOT disappointed. During the grand opening, I had the Belgian Firkadellen—which are tasty meatballs—as well as a bowl of potato leek soup. It was so delicious! I also obviously had beer. Monkless has three curated flights to choose from, or you can create your own flight. I chose the Belgian Dark Strong Flight, containing Rochefort 8; Bernardus Abt 12 and Monkless Meet Your Maker. Keep in mind this is a flight for two! Three full bottles are provided to drink side by side. It’s a fun and unique experience to be able to drink three types of the same style of beer to compare them. Belgian beers aren’t hoppy like your average Northwest beer. They’re more malty and tend to go toward clove and banana. Sounds like the three beers would taste the same then, right? Wrong!! These beers are so very different. The Rochefort 8 is delicate for a Belgian Dark Strong. Its subtle tones and light mouthfeel make it a very easy drinker, even with a high alcohol content (read: don’t chug this beer or you’ll be sorry). The Bernardus Abt 12 has hints of raisin and a bit of a cola flavor to it, while the Monkless Meet Your Maker is malt forward and earthy. This flight had me smiling for days! I can’t wait to try the other two curated flights. Another cool thing about The Brasserie is its historical influence, seen in the décor. The bar has tall arches

and mushroom taps—which I would hope to see all over Belgium. One wall features two stained glass panels that came from St. Francis School before it was turned into McMenamins. By far the most impressive piece is the chef ’s table, designed and built by Northwest Modern, made from a 200-yearold Ponderosa taken from Drake Park. The table weighs somewhere around 3000 pounds. A light fixture above was created from the same Ponderosa and weighs only a few hundred pounds. The light is secured by four cables that are rated for 1400 pounds each. The chef ’s table is by reservation only, and Owner Robin Clement said reservations fill fast. On Nov. 15, Monkless worked with The Ale Apothecary to bottle a new collaboration beer. The base of the beer is Monkless’ The Trinity, a Belgian Tripel. The brew process began in early November at Monkless and then was transferred to an Ale Apothecary barrel. It has now been bottled to complete the fermentation process and should be available for our enjoyment in three to six months. It will only be available at The Ale Apothecary and at the Monkless Brasserie. I cannot wait to write about this beer. For now, though, I recommend checking out the new Brasserie. Enjoy some frites served in a paper cone and be sure to ask for mayo. The Brasserie by Monkless Belgian Ales

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FILM SHORTS By Jared Rasic


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21 BRIDGES: This is a throwback to those ’90s

cop movies that it doesn’t seem like they make anymore: one violent and dedicated cop hunting for bad guys across NYC before he loses their trail for good. Surprisingly fun and intense, with another solid star turn from Chadwick Boseman. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX


feel like Tom Hanks has been building up to play 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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lously 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

FORD V FERRARI: This real-life underdog racing

story from the director of “Logan,” starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, is a pretty good pedigree and somehow the movie is even better than it sounds. Just a fun, old-fashioned movie about highly competent adults being awesome and going fast. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX, Sisters Movie House, Redmond Cinema



FROZEN 2: While not possessing the same charms as the original, “Frozen 2” is still another solid entry in 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. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX, Sisters Movie House, Redmond Cinema 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 HONEYLAND: A visually unparalleled documentary about ancient beekeeping traditions in Macedonia and how that applies to life in the 21st century. Absolutely breathtaking and a shoo-in for an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary. Tin Pan Theater 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

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 controversy while etching out its own dark territory. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX 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. See full review on p. 31. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX, Sisters Movie House, Odem Theater Pub


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 PLAYING WITH FIRE: John Cena is a fireman

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

QUEEN & SLIM: Described as a black “Bonnie & Clyde,” this hauntingly beautiful film looks at two new lovebirds who kill a cop in self defense and go on the run. This flick is like a visual poem, creating elegiac imagery while telling a powerful and timely story. Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX,

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to the Quick SCREEN Cut “Knives Out” skewers the 1% By Jared Rasic Courtesy of Lionsgate



nives Out” is being marketed as a post-modern deconstruction of the whodunit genre—complete with a genius detective, a stacked cast of great actors and a plot so full of twists you might get whiplash from all the head shaking. Writer/Director Rian Johnson is such a cinephile that he’s incapable of making something that doesn’t at least poke fun at the strictures of genre, but more than being a clever riff on the nature of stories, he’s made a perfectly executed and wildly entertaining mystery. The premise is a delight: Harlan Thrombey is a wealthy mystery writer along the lines of James Patterson who brings his children and extended family together at his country estate to celebrate his 85th birthday. In the morning, Thrombey’s body is found, an apparent suicide, but a Southern gentleman detective shows up determined to prove that it was murder. Spread throughout the house are Harlan’s oldest daughter, Linda (a wonderful Jamie Lee Curtis), her Trump-loving husband, Richard (Don Johnson), their alt-right sh*t poster troll son, Jacob (Jaeden Martell), their spoiled and nasty older son, Ransom (Chris Evans, playing against type), Harlan’s daughter-in-law and lifestyle guru, Joni (a perfect Toni Collete), her liberal daughter, Meg (Katherine Langford), Harlan’s oldest son and publishing company CEO, Walt (a restrained Michael Shannon), his fragile wife, Donna (Riki Lindhome), Harlan’s ancient mother, Wanetta (K Callan) and Harlan’s nurse, Marta (future movie star Ana de Armas).

That is seriously a lot of knives to have out. People should be careful around that.

Each character has at least one secret, and aside from Marta they’re all fairly greedy and terrible people. Daniel Craig’s detective Benoit Blanc is one part Hercule Poirot and another part Foghorn Leghorn, interviewing each family member and setting up a timeline for Harlan’s death. With such a fantastic group of actors all playing multi-layered and interesting characters, the film ends up playing less like a smug deconstruction and more like a classic throwback to films such as “Clue” and “Murder by Death.”

There are so many twists to the expertly crafted plot that to tell anymore would be cruel. Rian Johnson once again proves that he’s not interested in making movies that aren’t layered with meaning, just as he did with the Neo-noir masterpiece “Brick,” the time travel brain-melter “Looper” and his much debated “The Last Jedi.” Sure, on its surface “Knives Out” is an oldschool murder mystery, but there’s a lot to unpack about class, race and white privilege that most movies don’t have the spine to address.

“Knives Out” had the audience screaming with laughter and surprise and everyone was talking about it in the hallway afterwards. I don’t think it reinvents the wheel like the marketing suggests, but the film’s ambitions aren’t that lofty. When a film is as charming, surprising and lovingly crafted as this one is, what else do we need?


Knives Out

Dir. Rian Johnson Grade: B+ Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX, Sisters Movie House, Odem Theater Pub


DHARMA CENTER Vajrayana Buddhism in the Nyingma Tradition

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

the Old Mill and along the Deschutes River! No registration or membership required. All paces welcome. Mondays, 5:30pm. AVID Cider Co., 900 SE Wilson St., Bend. Contact: Free.

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:

Canyon Rumble Frozen Half Marathon A trail race through Willow Canyon in

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Monday - Thursday: 10am-6pm Friday & Saturday: 9am-6pm Sunday 9am-5pm

Madras. Racers can choose to run the half marathon, 10k or 5k routes. All proceeds go to the MADras Runners Jack Watts Youth Running Grant, aimed at supporting and encouraging running in our youth. Dec. 7, 10am. Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 430 SW Fairgrounds Rd., Madras. Contact: 541-948-5127. $20-$50.

Chicks in Bowls Ladies’ Night Seed of

Life Skateboard Company “Solsk8s” and Bearings Skateboard Academy have joined forces to provide a weekly ladies night! This park is ideal for every level of skater and open to all ladies! Wednesdays, 7-9pm. Bearings Skateboard Academy, 615 SE Glenwood Drive, Bend. $10.

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.

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Hump Day Run 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.

Make the Most of Indoor Cycling Learn about smart trainers and the apps that run them to have your best indoor cycling experience ever. Dec. 4, 7pm. Sunnyside Sports, 930 NW Newport Ave., Bend. Free. 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: 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 snow-free and lit 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 on Saturdays. Bring a few bucks for coffee at a local shop afterwards with your new running buddies! 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: Free.

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: 541-383-1414. Free.

OUTDOOR EVENTS AIA Oregon 2030 Working Group - Bend Webinar Join AIA Oregon and Energy Trust, New Buildings program for a discussion on how Oregon firms are tracking and meeting Architecture 2030 goals through reporting in AIA’s Design Data Exchange (DDx) tool. This event will be broadcasted as a webinar at the Environmental Center. Lunch will be provided. Dec. 5, Noon. The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Ave., Bend. Free.

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 experiences we have access to in Oregon. Dec. 4, 6-7:30pm. Broken Top Bottle Shop, 1740 NW Pence Lane, Bend. Contact: 541-382-2616. Free.




EXPERIENCE Rethink about it! Since waste increases by 25% during the holidays, avoid it by giving a gift certificate for an outdoor activity, a swim pass, homemade babysitting coupons, a day at the spa, a membership to the museum. Your gift will be the favorite memory of the season! Learn more about how to reduce during the holidays on our website.

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Surviving Winter

For transplants and visitors, a quick guide to thriving when winter throws out her worst By Joshua Savage

I rarely went to the gym because I got a daily workout with my prized shovel. I quickly learned to shovel the snow before it gets packed down. With a long driveway, shoveling may take too much time and effort. Last year, I had to pay someone to clear mine, but this year my new toy is a snowblower— not cheap, but money well spent. Better yet, get the neighbors to chip in and buy one together. When the snow piles up on top of the house, a roof rake comes in handy. No one wants a collapsed roof. To avoid freezing pipes, disconnect outside garden hoses. Keep the cabinets open under indoor faucets and even allow them to slightly drip when freezing temps persist.

Prep the car Keeping a vehicle safe from the cold can be a challenge, especially without a garage. Waking up earlier to scrape ice from the windshield in the morning is a pain, but it’s a necessity. Our first thought was to purchase tire chains, but as most longtime locals know, an AWD or 4WD with good traction tires does suffice. Keep the basics in the car: water, snacks, ice scraper, essential tools, battery cables, extra clothing, a blanket, a flashlight, flares and even a snow shovel for when the snow hits. You never know when you may get stuck or might need to help someone else. This holds truer on a road trip.

Dress in layers Better to be overprepared and have too many layers rather than not have enough. A solid winter clothing kit should include a pair of sturdy snow boots, plenty of pants, some sweatshirts or flannels, a hat, gloves and maybe some thermal underwear. Then bundle up.

At home One of a new Bendite’s first winter purchases: a snow shovel. Last March,

Staying active outside Many come to Central Oregon to enjoy the outdoors—but before we moved here, I couldn’t tell you the difference between downhill and Nordic skiing. With these types of activities comes expensive gear. I soon learned to shop for used items at stores such as Gear Fix, or yard sales and Craigslist. Shops like REI rent snowshoes.



any Central Oregon transplants come from warmer climates; sunny southern California, the dry heat of Arizona, or in my case, Memphis, Tennessee. Until last year I had never witnessed a white Christmas, much less the Snowmaggedon that hit in late February, or the lighter storm we got last week. The cold, long winters and short days take some getting used to, often taking newcomers by surprise. While the snow can be entertaining, it can also be a wake-up call and a huge hassle. Whether you’re already here or you’re considering a move to Central Oregon’s winter wonderland soon, these steps are going to make surviving winter a lot easier.

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This noob's guide to winter is best read before the next big snowfall.

For those who aren’t into skiing (like my daughters at this point) but still want to spend time outdoors, there’s always sledding. Hills as close as Drake Park scream, “Slide down me!” Wanoga Sno Park, a short drive down Century Drive, has steep inclines reminiscent of the one Chevy Chase slid down in “Christmas Vacation.” If nothing else, you can build an amazing snowman. Extra comforts A wise neighbor who’s lived through several Central Oregon winters suggested two things needed for winter

comfort: a wood stove and a jacuzzi. With no other source of power, we rely completely on electricity. Our first Pacific Power bill stunned us, and soon, we will be purchasing a wood stove. Right now, the hot tub at Juniper Swim & Fitness or the hot pools at McMenamins suffice for a warm, relaxing retreat. Central Oregonians are a hardy breed. The snow rarely, if ever, stops them from enjoying the outdoors or a local brewery, skiing across town or sending the kids to school. Last year was my initiation, and after surviving it, I feel I can adapt to anything!

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The Bobcat Business

A tale of wildcat rehab—and catching jackrabbits with a chair tied to a Jeep By Jim Anderson Jim Anderson


ay back in the mid ‘50s I was living in the Jones House in Bend, on the Hollinshead place. My pal and great helper in punishing raptor killers, Oregon State Police Officer Avon Mayfield, called and asked if I would go with him to collect a bobcat held illegally in a sporting goods store on Franklin Ave. The poor creature was an awful sight, shivering in a cage just big enough to hold a house cat, just inside the door to the sporting goods store. I immediately noticed someone had removed its claws, and it was not in a healthy state. Mayfield was always polite, even with the worst wildlife violators, and this time was no different. He patiently informed the store owner why he was there and why the owner was in violation of state law prohibiting the holding of said bobcat. He then cited the owner and told him we were leaving with the poor animal. Dean Hollinshead helped me build a wood-and-wire holding cage, 12 feet long and 6 feet high. I placed the bobcat in the pen with some big rocks and bitterbrush and waited for it to learn how to kill jackrabbits and cottontails by batting them with its naked paws— which took a lot of jackrabbits. Luckily, the Bureau of Land Management had just seeded a new planting of crested wheat grass on its holdings on Powell Butte. My friend Ed Park and I had great fun netting live jackrabbits at night in those fields.

To capture these live rabbits, I tied a chair to the front end of my old flatbed Jeep. Park didn’t like this arrangement for catching jackrabbits, but I impressed on him that the Jeep was mine, and he was the helper—so he sat in the chair with a quick-release seat belt and a salmon net attached to a long pole. A jackrabbit, when pursued, goes through a series of escape feints that most of the time work. Eagles, coyotes and such will get as close as they can, and just about the time they have the jackrabbit in their clutches, it stops in its tracks, makes a right or left turn or heads in the opposite direction. I’d follow the jackrabbit and wait until it got those escape sequences out of its system. Then I’d quickly close in on it. Park would reach out with the net, snatch the rabbit off the ground and twist the net like he was trapping a butterfly. I’d come to a screeching halt, jump out, grab the jack by the hind legs and drop it into a cage. When the cage was full then we’d head home and call it a night. One night I was having a difficult time getting close enough to the jacks for Park to net ‘em, so I released Park’s seat belt and said, “I wanna’ try something.” He gave me a dirty look and said, “You damn well better be careful what you do to me!” On the next jack I got as close as I could, waiting for Park to raise the net, and then jammed on the brakes. He flew off the seat right on top of the jackrabbit and had it rolled up in a ball when I got to him. After I got Park separated from the netted jackrabbit and put the jack in the holding cage, I was headed for the driver’s seat when Park stopped me with a firm grip on my arm and said,


Editor’s note: Last week, we published an online-only story titled “Bobcat Bludgeoning Raises Concerns,” detailing the efforts by a local vet to change the rules around wildlife euthanasia. Right about that same time, Jim Anderson filed this story, which had a far happier ending.

Bobcats may look cute, but they do not make good pets and should be left in the wild.

“I got new rules, Jim. This time YOU do the netting and I’ll do the driving.” The look on his face convinced me it was going to be that way, and sure enough, as I was reaching out to net the next jack, he hit the brakes and I was launched into thin air at the top of Powell Buttes. I got the jack in the net, just as I hit on my shoulder and rolled up in the net. As Park was getting me untangled

he said, “You OK, nothing busted?” I said I was OK, and he laughed in delight: “Oh, I love this! You keep netting and I’ll keep driving…” It took almost a year for that animal to learn how to kill the rabbits and hares with just its bare paws by batting them into unconsciousness, but I eventually released it, healthy and hardy, near Cougar Mountain in Lake County.

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The recent cold snap across the area and shorter winter days mean Central Oregonians are more reliant on heating sources, lighting and electronics. With the shift in the weather, people become more aware of energy usage and are susceptible to higher utility bills. Even though Oregon has relatively low electricity costs when compared to the rest of the country, ranking well below the national average, it’s still a significant and necessary cost for homeowners of all income levels. The average American household spends approximately $2,060 per year on energy for heating the home, lighting needs and powering appliances, according to a Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories study. This expenditure varies widely based on usage habits, types of fuels and the rate at which these are sold in an area. The dollar cost of energy is normally not within a homeowner’s control—but the amount of energy needed and used can be. It’s common knowledge that switching out incandescent light bulbs for more efficient LED bulbs can help save money. Some have heard that adding more insulation or upgrading windows could help reduce energy bills, but how does someone decide which project is most beneficial or cost effective? As we discussed last month, one sure-fire way that property owners can verify their home’s efficiency and energy usage is to have a home energy audit or home energy assessment.


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SCIENCE ADVICE GODDESS Baby Got Backup I’ve been dating this really great woman for three months. She’s just decided that she needs to be single right now, despite our forming a pretty strong connection. She explained that she really, really likes me, but she’s never been single for very long and thinks it’s best for her at the moment. I can respect that. She also says we can keep sleeping together if I want. I want to do that, but I’m wondering: Could that ruin our chances of having a real relationship again in the future? —Wanna Play It Smart People give you a reason for their behavior. It may not be the real reason. Like, I’d tell somebody, “So a work thing!” and not, “I’d shave off my eyebrows to get out of your 8-yearold’s oboe recital.” There’s a good chance you’ve been demoted from boyfriend to emergency penis. Research by evolutionary psychologist Joshua Duntley suggests that we evolved to cultivate backup mates -- plan B partners we can quickly pivot to in case a partner ditches us or dies in a freak accident. Many or most of us seem to have a backup mate or two -- somebody we flirt with regularly or otherwise set up as our romantic fallback, though we aren’t always consciously aware of it. Maybe you’re all, “Hey, fine by me if she wants to keep me as her sexual service department while she’s shopping around.” Maybe you’re hoping she’ll find other dudes lame in comparison. Totally possible. But if what really matters to you is having a relationship with her, all that availability on your part is not a good look. The problem is “the scarcity principle.” Psychologist Robert Cialdini explains that we value what’s scarce or out of reach, fearing that we’ll lose access to it. In fact, the desirability of the very same person or thing often increases or decreases according to shifts in its perceived accessibility. (Picture Denny’s with a velvet rope and a scary bouncer instead of “Open 24 hours! Seat yourself!”) Once your value is perceived to be low, there might not be much chance of rehabbing it. So it might pay to find other sex partners and give this woman a chance to miss you. It ultimately serves your purpose better than turning yourself into the man version of those freeze-dried food packs sold for earthquake or apocalypse prep kits: delicious like seasoned particle board

but just the thing while you’re waiting for rescue in the remains of your office building with nothing to eat but your arm.

The Truth Fairy My boyfriend recently proposed to me. I’ve gotten to thinking that if I’d never worn braces, he wouldn’t have been interested in me. I had a terrible underbite. I always felt very unattractive in regard to my teeth, lip, and jaw region until I eventually had this corrected years ago through braces. I constantly have the nagging thought that my boyfriend could do better -- that is, find a woman who is more naturally beautiful, more on a par with his level of attractiveness. Basically, I feel that my braces led to a form of unnatural beauty, a kind of cheating, and I don’t deserve him. —Distressed Though some men are put off by fake breasts, it’s unlikely that anybody will find Amy Alkon corrective dental work a vile form of deception, like you’re the Bernie Madoff of the perfect smile. Research in “dental anthropology” (who knew?!) by Peter Ungar, Rachel Sarig, and others suggests the cause of your underbite could be genetic -- or it could be environmental (perhaps deficiencies in maternal nutrition during pregnancy). Sorry. I was hoping for something a little more definitive, too. Might you and your fiance have a kid with a funky bite? Sure. But unlike in ancestral human societies, we live in a world teeming with orthodontists. Just look for the “STR8TEETH” and “SMILEDOC” plates on cars that cost as much as a small, slightly used private jet. Allay your fears by being honest: Tell your fiance that you got braces to correct a really bad underbite. A dude who’s attracted to the way you look now is unlikely to dump you upon learning about your supposedly sordid orthodontic history. Looks are vital for attraction, but they’re just part of what matters. A massive cross-cultural survey by evolutionary psychologist David Buss finds that men, like women, prioritize kindness and intelligence in a partner. In fact, these are men’s and women’s top asks. And these are things that can’t be engineered with $7K in oral railroad tracks and years spent covering your mouth when you laugh lest those tiny rubber bands shoot across the room and put out somebody’s eye.

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ASTROLOGY By Rob Brezsny SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): How did

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “It is the soul’s duty to be loyal to its own desires,” wrote Capricorn author Rebecca West. “It must abandon itself to its master passion.” That’s a high standard to live up to! But then you Capricorns have substantial potential to do just that: become the champions of devoting practical commitment to righteous causes. With that in mind, I’ll ask you: How are you doing in your work to embody the ideal that Rebecca West articulated? Is your soul loyal to its deepest desires? Has it abandoned itself to its master passion? Take inventory—and make any corrections, if necessary.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): I would never try to talk you into downplaying or denying your suffering. I would never try to convince you that the pain you have experienced is mild or tolerable or eminently manageable. Who among us has the wisdom to judge the severity or intractability of anyone else’s afflictions? Not I. But in the coming months, I will ask you to consider the possibility that you have the power—perhaps more than you realize—to diminish your primal aches and angst. I will encourage you to dream of healing yourself in ways that you have previously imagined to be impossible.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “You owe it to us all to get on with what you’re good at,” wrote Piscean poet W. H. Auden. In other words, you have a responsibility to develop your potential and figure out how to offer your best gifts. It’s not just a selfish act for you to fulfill your promise; it’s a generous act of service to your fellow humans. So how are you doing with that assignment, Pisces? According to my analysis, you should be right in the middle of raising your efforts to a higher octave; you should be discovering the key to activating the next phase of your success—which also happens to be the next phase of your ability to bestow blessings on others. ARIES (March 21-April 19): “Nobody knows really what they’re doing,” says Aries comedian Conan O’Brien. “And there are two ways to go with that information,” he continues. “One is to be afraid, and the other is to be liberated, and I choose to be liberated by it.” I hope you’ll be inspired by O’Brien’s example in the coming weeks, Aries. I suspect that if you shed your worries about the uncertainty you feel, you’ll trigger an influx of genius. Declaring your relaxed independence from the temptation to be a know-it-all will bless you with expansive new perspectives and freedom to move.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Creativity expert Roger von Oech tells us, “Everyone has a ‘risk muscle.’ You keep it in shape by trying new things. If you don’t, it atrophies. Make a point of using it at least once a day.” Here’s what I’ll add to his advice. If your risk muscle is flabby right now, the coming weeks will be an excellent time to whip it into better shape. Start with small, modest risks, and gradually work your way up to bigger and braver ones. And what should you do if your risk muscle is already well-toned? Dream and scheme about embarking on a major, long-term venture that is the robust embodiment of a smart gamble.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Many people engage in laughably feeble attempts to appear witty by being cynical—as if by exuding sardonic irony

and sneering pessimism they could prove their mettle as brilliant observers of modern culture. An example is this lame wisecrack from humorist David Sedaris: “If you’re looking for sympathy you’ll find it between s--- and syphilis in the dictionary.” I bring this to your attention in the hope of coaxing you to avoid indulging in gratuitous pessimism during the coming weeks. For the sake of your good health, it’s important for you to be as open-minded and generous-spirited as possible. And besides that, pessimism will be unwarranted.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): “You can shop online and find whatever you’re looking for,” writes pundit Paul Krugman, “but bookstores are where you find what you weren’t looking for.” That’s a good principle to apply in every area of your life. It’s always smart to know exactly what you need and want, but sometimes—like now— it’s important that you put yourself in position to encounter what you need and want but don’t realize that you need and want.

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Bachianas Brasileiras is a nine-part piece of music that blends Brazilian folk music with the compositional style of Johann Sebastian Bach. The poet Anne Sexton relied on it, letting it re-play ceaselessly during her long writing sessions. My painter friend Robin sometimes follows a similar method with Leonard Cohen’s album Ten New Songs, allowing it to cycle for hours as she works on her latest masterpiece. In accordance with astrological omens, I invite you to select a new theme song or collection of theme songs to inspire your intense efforts in behalf of your labors of love in the coming weeks. It’s a favorable time to explore the generative power of joyous, lyrical obsession.

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VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “I’ve spent my life butting my head against other people’s lack of imagination,” mourned Virgo musician Nick Cave, who’s renowned for his original approach to his craft. I’m bringing this to your attention because I suspect you will be endowed with an extra fertile imagination in the coming weeks. And I would hate for you to waste time and energy trying to make full use of it in the presence of influences that would resist and discourage you. Therefore, I’ll cheer you on as you seek out people and situations that enhance your freedom to express your imagination in its expansive glory.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): A scholar counted up how often the Bible delivers the command “Fear not!” and “Don’t be afraid!” and similar advice. The number was 145. I don’t think that approach to regulating behavior works very well. To be constantly thinking about what you’re not supposed to do and say and think about tends to strengthen and reinforce what you’re not supposed to do and say and think about. I prefer author Elizabeth Gilbert’s strategy. She writes, “I don’t try to kill off my fear. I make all that space for it. Heaps of space. I allow my fear to live and breathe and stretch out its legs comfortably. It seems to me the less I fight my fear, the less it fights back.” That’s the method I recommend for you, Libra—especially in the coming weeks.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Isaac Newton (1642–1726) was one of history’s most influential scientists and a key contributor to physics, astronomy, mathematics, and optics. His mastery of the nuances of human relationships was less developed, however. He had one close friendship with a Swiss mathematician, though he broke it off abruptly after four years. And his biographers agree that he never had sex with another person. What I find most curious, however, is the fact that he refused to even meet the brilliant French philosopher Voltaire, who reached out to him and asked to get together. I trust you won’t do anything like that in the coming weeks, Scorpio. In fact, I urge you to be extra receptive to making new acquaintances, accepting invitations, and expanding your circle of influence.

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care to anyone suffering from a debilitating illness or condition? Check in at the front desk for directions! Second Monday of every month, 1-2:30pm. Caregiver Support Group, 1125 NE Watt Way, Bend. Contact: 541-323-5641. Free.

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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.

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art, sport, meditation and a living, evolving practice that retrains and heals the nervous system. No preregistration required. Call for more info. First Saturday of every month, 4:30-6:30pm. Tula Movement Arts, 2797 NW Clearwater Drive, Suite 100, Bend. Contact: 541-633-3456. $25.

FA meeting Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous meeting. Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? FA is a 12 step group for recovery from food addiction. There is a solution! 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. Free Yoga with Shawn Anzaldo Join Shawn Anzaldo at Princess Athletic! Bring your own yoga mat. Thursdays, Noon-1pm. Through Dec. 5. Princess Athletic, 945 NW Wall St., Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-8001. kathleen@ Free. Gentle Morning Yoga This free all-levels

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

Gyrokinesis This class will benefit all levels of fitness and is a great modality to help improve range of motion, coordination, flexibility and mobilization of the joints! BYO mat. Thursdays, 9:30-10:45am. The Blissful Heart ~ Crystal Sanctuary, 45 NW Greeley Ave., Bend. Contact: 760-271-3272. $15, first class is free.

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Monday Evening Restorative in the tradition of Judith Lasiter & Tuesday Morning Slow Flow in the tradition of Kripalu Yoga. 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.

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Thursday Weekly Walk Join walkers of all speeds in this beginner-friendly group. Get acquainted with some walking routes in Bend, learn how to track your walks on your smartphone, meet some friendly new people and prepare for taking your walks out onto the trails. Thursdays, Noon-1pm. FootZone, 842 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541-317-3568. Free. Transcendental Meditation Intro Talk

Intro Talk on the history, scientific research, and many benefits of the Transcendental Meditation® technique. Dec. 10, Noon-1pm. Deschutes Public Library-Downtown, 601 NW Wall Street, Bend. Contact: 541-633-7722. Free.

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knowledgable yoga teachers will guide you safely through smooth pose-to-pose transitions. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 9:15-10:15am. Through Dec. 31. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. $17/drop in. Class passes and memberships available.

weekly lay-led Dharma discussion and meditation (zazen). Open to all. Does not meet 12/24 or or 1/31. For more info, contact Tom. Mondays, 6-8:30pm. St. Helen’s Hall - Trinity Episcopal, 231 NW Idaho St., Bend. Contact: 541-382-6651. Free.

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or the first time in U.S. history, a congressional committee approved a sweeping reform bill that would remove marijuana from the Drug Enforcement Agency’s Controlled Substances list, effectively creating coast-to-coast legalization. The bill would also expunge convictions for a number of marijuana-related crimes and re-invest funds—through a tax on the legal cannabis industry— into communities hardest hit by the drug war. The House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), approved the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement Act by a 24-10 bipartisan vote. The 24 yes votes included only two Republicans. This isn’t exactly a harbinger of hope for a bill that, even if it passes the House, would be on a collision course with a GOP-controlled Senate, helmed by a Majority Leader with a bizarre personal investment in gridlock. For all the progress made with marijuana legislation in the past decade—zero people lived in states where casual marijuana use was legal seven years ago—90 million people live in such states today. Yet, an outsized number of black and brown people continue to be barred from the burgeoning industry. Decades of prohibition has made capital hard to come by for marijuana startups, and even more so for people of color. Prior felony drug convictions are a legal barrier to entry into marijuana licensure, and black and brown people are nearly four times as likely to be arrested and charged for marijuana crimes, despite actual usage and illegal sales rates that are roughly on par with white people, according to the American Civil Liberties Union. In an effort to address this, the MORE Act includes a provision providing funding from the Small Business Administration for minority-owned and small cannabis businesses. Fewer than one-fifth of all cannabis businesses in the country are owned by non-whites, and Oregon is no exception. As a cannabis industry lawyer, I counted about as many solar eclipses in Central Oregon as I saw people of color even pursuing a production, retail, or processing license. The bill was introduced by Nadler, and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), a 2020 candidate for president, who recently dropped out of the race. With two-thirds of Americans currently supporting full legalization, according to a 2019 Gallup poll, it’s not a

common theme on the Democratic campaign trail. While some lawmakers are working to make marijuana legal, state and federal agencies are scrambling to keep it safe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Nov. 8 announced that Vitamin E acetate is a likely culprit in the vape-related lung illnesses suffered by more than 2,000 people nationwide, including 42 deaths. Two in Oregon. The CDC conducted a test of vaping-product samples across 10 states from 29 afflicted patients. While either nicotine or THC were found in most of the samples, Vitamin E acetate was the common denominator in all 29 samples. In light of this, on Nov. 21 the Oregon Liquor Control Commission affirmed its ability to ban “adulterants” in marijuana products. (Adulterants are defined by OLCC rules as “a foreign, inferior, poisonous or deleterious ingredient or substance that renders the marijuana item injurious to health.”) This would appear to include Vitamin E acetate. The CDC said that more studies are needed, and it’s impossible to rule out other chemical compounds or adulterants as suspects. Still, this is the first potential toxin identified by any government agency since the crisis began. In addition to banning Vitamin E acetate and being on the lookout for other adulterants, OLCC Executive Director Steve Marks announced that the agency is in discussions with the Oregon legislature to establish a state-run “reference lab” for marijuana testing. For now, the OLCC relies on test results from private licensee laboratories. In order to determine the ultimate cause, the CDC and public health agencies need samples of vaping products, and afflicted patients won’t always have samples available for testing (or they may be reluctant to provide them if they believe there’s a potential legal consequence to doing so). Even if a patient does supply a sample, the sheer number of government agencies, hospitals and laboratories across the country all need to coordinate their findings. This isn’t a lickety-split process. In the meantime, don’t panic, but don’t forget that caveat emptor (vaper beware) has endured for a reason. Don’t vape what doesn’t come from an OLCC dispensary. If that’s not enough caution for you, simply burn one down instead.

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

“Every ____ is _____.” — George Herbert


ACROSS 1. Feature of “part” or “start” 6. Nautical location 11. Quick yank 14. It’s in the high 70s 15. Bug-eyed Kafka character 16. It starts with enero 17. Mind-ripping 18. Fighting technique that employs impressive overwhelming power to cripple the enemy 20. Still on the shelf 22. Hall-of-Famer’s opposite 23. Cheese-and-ale dish 26. Costa ___ 27. Chest coverings 28. “Yeezus” intro? 29. Really expensive and high-class 31. Some cheesy pies, briefly 32. East Flanders metropolis 34. Fruity cupfuls 35. “My posse is getting things done,” and hint to this puzzle’s theme 37. Mix things up 39. Plastic 40. Plastic ___ 43. Shop-till-you-drop moments 45. Out of the ordinary: Pref. 46. Parrot of Agrabah 47. “The Reader” actress Lena 48. “Almost Famous” writer/director 51. Harmful, like fumes 53. Threw up 54. Lost everything 57. “The House of the Seven Gables” setting 58. Sustainability prefix 59. Coeur d’___ Idaho 60. Quaintly corny 61. “10Q” 62. Canon ratio 63. Determined to do

DOWN 1. Former Starbucks CEO Howard 2. Bounding spot 3. Brief moments 4. Bloody Mary and The Virgin Queen, e.g. 5. Safe havens 6. Donkey’s uncle 7. Outburst heard often this time of year 8. Facial expression? 9. Poofy ties 10. Create 11. Dark mark? 12. Casts off, as a boat 13. “I need my space” 19. Rub the wrong way 21. Sci-fi character that had a sex change in 2017 24. Look over 25. Utilitarianism philosopher Jeremy 30. Hesitant 32. “Three Christs” actor Richard 33. Pin for an oar 35. Tube steak 36. Hacker’s coup 37. Paint stain 38. Container with a rabbit 40. Illuminated from behind 41. Accept, as terms 42. Marine Corps applicants, supposedly 43. Shakespeare poem 44. Propels with oars 46. Getting treatment 49. Up until now 50. Drying kilns 52. “Frozen II” character 55. Game with the spin-off Dos 56. Energy

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


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