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The first few freezing nights this past week brought the point home: Ski and snowboard season is right around the corner. After a summer of smoke and fires, I’ll go out on a limb and say even the most Scroogy winter-hater is a little less miffed about the cooler weather this year. This summer was a doozy. For those looking forward to shushing along the slopes this year, we’re rolling out some feature stories that might interest you. Trevor Bradford shares the story of Bend’s figure skating club, while Jack Harvel looks at the potential connection between the economy and snow levels. We also offer a look at some of the season’s winter events, and update you on the already-controversial new lift-line policy at Mt. Bachelor. Stay cool and stay warm, Central Oregon!


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sk most Bendites about the identity of their city, and one way they may define it? “Not Portland.” While a good portion of recent transplants have moved here from cities including Portland, Seattle or San Francisco, many chose to make the move precisely because Bend was not, in fact, like the places they come from. Bend has its own culture, its own identity and its own sometimes-mystical way of doing things—a hodgepodge of conservatives and liberals and independents looking for a simpler way of life than the one they lived in the iconoclastic cities of the West Coast. Some locals may still look to Portland for a big night out or a shopping trip, but they’re happy to leave its dark skies behind most of the year. But even while most Bendites know this to be true, it seems the leadership in Salem does not. The Democratic legislators who drew up the most recent Congressional district maps seem to think that Bend is a mini Portland, eager to join the rain-jacketed throngs in being just. like. them. We are applying our non-partisan lens here when we say that by and large, Bendites take exception to the notion that we are like Portland, or that being represented in the U.S. House of Representatives by a candidate who is highly likely to come from the Portland area is in our best interests. Like former Secretary of State Bev Clarno—a Republican and a resident of Central Oregon—we do not believe that the recent re-drawing of Congressional maps that placed Bend in the same district as the Portland suburbs of Clackamas County is in our best interests. Clarno and several others, in a lawsuit filed this week, say the new lines don’t make sense, and more than that, that they violate laws stipulating that new districts are drawn with existing political boundaries or transportation links in mind. With four of the six new districts now including some part of the Portland area, Clarno and company argue that state Democrats purposefully

stacked the deck against Republicans. An Oregon state law bars the creation of districts that favor a single political party—not to mention the federal laws that bar any type of gerrymandering of districts. Clarno and company argue that the 5th Congressional District, which Bend would be part of under the new boundaries, is especially puzzling. We would tend to agree. What similarities does Bend have with the suburbs in Clackamas County? And is there a direct transportation link that geographically unites us? No. When the U.S. Census numbers that dictated Oregon create a new Congressional district began to emerge, we speculated about how the lines could be drawn. We, like other voters, were tired of feeling unheard in a giant district that stretched across all of eastern Oregon and picked up Medford and Ashland, to boot. We had hoped that Bend, rising in population and prominence, would be a “big fish” in its new district. Being part of Portland’s urban mass wasn’t part of those hopes. While we’ll watch with interest what the judges tasked with ruling on Clarno’s lawsuit decide, one thing is certain: Bend deserves to be represented and represented well. By the time the next census rolls around, the city will have risen in population to rival some of Oregon’s other “second-biggest” cities. Giving Oregon’s first-largest city (and suburbs) even more outsize influence than it already has is moving in the wrong direction. While partisanship is undoubtedly a factor for Clarno, as well as for the state Democrats who had a hand in drawing the current maps, for Bendites, the concern should move beyond red or blue and instead focus on getting the best representation for our growing city. Lumping us in with Clackamas—where it’s highly likely that urban-area candidates will receive more attention for the new seat than anyone from Bend could hope to get—is not that. 



For many Bendians, Mt. Bachelor was/is the flag pole, and destination for a migration from all over the country. At one time, ski “areas” didn’t care what you did or what you have, but how much fun you were having. Ski areas were built for release, a place to enjoy nature safely. The ski area was your family’s playground.  And for many skiers now, it’s the metaphor of flying and floating down the mountain that allows us to manage whatever hardships and challenges that we face off the hill.   Fast Tracks balks at that culture and is evidence that skiing is now all about appeasing shareholders and whoever is willing to pay a bigger pricetag. Gone are the days of beater camp trailers that were willing to pay the $35 charge in the hopes of being first in line and getting fresh tracks down Zimmermanns. Now it’s a $100 camping charge and Fast Tracks $$’s so “More Fortunate, Disposible Incomers” can calculate to the minute time away from their laptop, so they can make it back to town for the $2 million transaction at 10:30am.   I can sympathize with management when they first read these implementations from POWDR, but can they not draw the line somewhere? How can they not see that it would divide passholders that are already seeing disparaging changes in our community fraught with a housing crisis, and income inequality?   As someone who spent 100s of hours in support of Mt. Bachelor by acting as a community liaison in creating the Mt. Bachelor Apres Ski Bashes and POWDR Winterfest events on

Letters must be received by noon Friday for inclusion in the following week’s paper. Please limit letters to 250 words. Submission does not guarantee publication. Opinions printed here do not constitute an editorial endorsement of said opinions. Letter of the week receives $5 to Palate! Mirror Pond, I am disgusted by the change of heart that I have in my soul for this company.   Will I continue to buy a pass? Yes.   No matter my anger and sadness for POWDR and Bachelor management’s decision, I will always hold the ethereal feelings that is core of the sport over the contempt feelings I have for these changes. The feelings I get from gliding down a mountain, or sharing a good conversation on a soaking-wet chairlift, or seeing the stoke shine through my son’s face after a good day on the mountain is why I choose to fork over my money.   With these decisions and changes, I am assured that even Bill Healy would walk away from such blatant degradation of the fabric of the ski culture he created.   “Seek the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn,” but more for the people who are willing to drop extra coin to do so.  ­— Not John Muir —David Marchi, Ski Shop Owner

KAMIKAZE AMERICANS It is reliably reported that as many as 200,000 Americans have suffered preventable COVID deaths since the widespread availability of a vaccine in the late winter/early spring of 2021. We are witnessing an act of mass suicide in America that makes kamikaze pilots in World War II look like innocents. At least those pilots died in small numbers and in the cause of their country.  Our citizens are dying in droves to save the nation from an enemy that can only be

called good health and common sense. Japan’s pilots surely wanted to take down as many Americans as they could along with them. Our own citizens appear to want to do the same. —Kimball Shinkoskey

PET OWNERS AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY While out on a recent jaunt into a Central Oregon officially designated Wilderness Area, I encountered six different parties, all with dogs, and with owners having varying levels of control over their pets/companions. I found it inspiring. In fact, so inspiring I came up with an idea for an organization: “Pet Owners With Environmental Responsibility” or “POWER.” I know, pretty awesome name and acronym! Alas, I’m too old to try to start something new, so if you like the idea it is yours; please feel free to start a movement! The premise? Environmental responsibility … for pet owners. As an example, if you own a cat, be sure it is neutered, and consider keeping it indoors most/all of the time to keep it from murdering native songbirds. Own a dog? Feed it sustainable dog food, and be sure to keep your well-fed pet from murdering the native small mammals and harassing the big mammals when out camping or on a hike. In fact, perhaps consider leaving your pet at home when venturing into a Wilderness Area, unless, perhaps, you need it for personal protection. Into birds as

pets? Be certain they’re from a reputable breeder, and not some wild-caught nestling smuggled from the nest of a fussy parent. In this magical yet finite Central Oregon landscape, more people mean more pets and more potential impact on the natives. The POWER is in your hands for a sustainable future! The idea is yours if you want it. Take it and run! —Kevin P. Tanski

RE: DO YOU AGREE WITH THE FIREWORKS BAN IN THE CITY OF BEND? POLL QUESTION, BENDSOURCE.COM Fireworks on the 4th of July — a celebration of revolutionary war. A small theater of smoke, explosions, people maimed, buildings and countryside burned. Will we remember without the small lesson or forget that war is hell? —Geoff Reynolds

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Geoff—Fireworks as a celebration, or a reminder that war is hell? I thought most modern people considered them the former. In any case, come on down for your gift card to Palate! —Nicole Vulcan


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Progress at Juniper Ridge

The City’s approval of a public works campus at Juniper Ridge signals more opportunities for the property By Jack Harvel Courtesy of the City of Bend



The Les Schwab Tire Center headquarters sits on the edge of Juniper Ridge. It purchased the property from the City in 2006.


he 1,500-acre area of Juniper Ridge was sold to the City of Bend for $1 by Deschutes County in 1990, and has since been considered for a number of different purposes. The land was given under the pretense that it would be “employment land,” zoned commercial, industrial or mixed use. An ambitious master plan that included a four-year university, neighborhoods, a town center and industrial areas was scrapped during the Great Recession of 2008, and since then ideas for the land have come and gone. But, with sewer infrastructure built and plans to extend roads, the land can now accommodate some of the long-awaited projects. On Wed., Oct. 6, the Bend City Council directed City staff to move forward to create a public works campus on 26 acres of Juniper Ridge. The campus will house the City’s utilities, engineering and transportation and mobility departments. Facilities manager Grant Burke said that current office space was tight and storage for machinery used by the utilities and transportation departments was lacking. “Those two departments come with big things,” Burke said. “They come with big vehicles, heavy equipment, generators, and you’ve got to be able to find a place to store all that, and we’re really running out of space, not to mention fleet there.” Residents have looked to Juniper Ridge as an opportunity for affordable housing and for unhoused services. Oregon land use laws require cities to zone enough employment and housing

land in a 20-year plan. However, Bend’s growth is so explosive that housing can’t be built fast enough to ensure even remotely moderate housing costs. “What the community started asking us is, why aren’t you using your city-owned land in Juniper Ridge for affordable housing?” Recovery Strategy and Impact Officer Carolyn Eagan said. “And so, in December 2020, the Council

adopted the plans for the 500 acres of Juniper Ridge, the land that’s subdivided, and said we’re willing to look at the land that’s not already developed for housing.” The recent House Bill 2006 gave cities greater flexibility in creating both shelters and affordable housing, allowing them to forego land-use restrictions. “In the 2020 legislative session, the state legislature made it possible for Chris Miller

About 25 campers were evicted from Juniper Ridge last year to construct a sewer system. Now, possibilities for unhoused services are being explored for the development.

any publicly owned land to be used for emergency shelters or deed-restricted affordable housing and basically said the state legislature does not care what the land use designation or the zoning is," Eagan said. "If it’s publicly owned, then that public agency, in this case the City, has the authority to develop it as some sort of emergency shelter or as affordable housing." During the Oct. 6 meeting, City Manager Eric King said there will be more opportunities for these kinds of projects as the adjacent Cooley and Talus roads are extended, but the City is still in the process of exploring its authority over the land. “Council is saying, ‘Is it even possible to use some of the city-owned land inside the city that’s designated for employment, but using our authority that the legislature gave us to do something other than build more offices, more factories, more research and development facility, so that we can better provide for all of our committee members who don’t have a roof over their heads?’” Eagan said. Eagan said everything is on the table for potential projects, but that the process is slow-moving and it could take time before something materializes. “The plan for this was to develop over the next 20 years as buildings, as offices, not necessarily as housing, so they’re just asking the question,” Eagan said. “They’re not asking the question, ‘Can this be used for x?’ They’re asking, ‘Can this be used not for employment lands?’” 


Noticias en Español Los Departamentos de Salud dan asesoramiento después de presentarse 16 sobredosis en menos de un mes Por Jack Harvel / Traducido por Jéssica Sánchez-Millar posiblemente contengan fentanilo, un opioide sintético que es 100 veces más fuerte que la morfina. Los Departamentos de Salud del Centro de Oregon se están coordinando con los socorristas y con miembros comunitarios para tratar de prevenir más sobredosis y están actualizando

El Grupo de Trabajo en Respuesta a las Crisis por Sobredosis en el Centro de Oregon, dijo que las sobredosis implicaron el uso de heroína, metanfetaminas, pastillas falsificadas y otras sustancias que posiblemente contengan fentanilo, un opioide sintético que es 100 veces más fuerte que la morfina. jo en Respuesta a las Crisis por Sobredosis (COOCRT por sus siglas en inglés) en el Centro de Oregon, dijo que las sobredosis implicaron el uso de heroína, metanfetaminas, pastillas falsificadas y otras sustancias que

sus páginas web y redes sociales para aumentar la conciencia del alza en las sobredosis. COOCRT recomienda a los consumidores de drogas evitar el uso de pastillas no recetadas, ser cuidadosos al mezclar sustancias, portar Narcan, un

atomizador nasal que puede revertir las sobredosis de opioides y utilizar las tiras para hacer la prueba de fentanilo en las sustancias recién adquiridas. Narcan es gratuita en la mayoría de las farmacias y las personas pueden adquirir las tiras gratuitas para hacer la prueba de fentanilo en el Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado Crook, en el Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado Deschutes

y el en el Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado Jefferson. Los Departamentos de Salud Pública del Centro de Oregon también recomiendan a las personas que usan drogas que llamen a la línea directa 800-484-3731 o a que visite la página web en que avisará a los servicios de emergencia si una persona pierde el conocimiento. 


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l Departamento de Salud del Condado de Crook reportó que han sucedido 15 sobredosis sin resultados fatales, desde el 15 de septiembre una con resultado mortal, en el tri condado del Centro de Oregon, incluidos los condados de Deschutes, Crook y Jefferson. El Grupo de Traba-

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Overdoses Spike

Health Departments give recommendations after 16 local overdoses in under a month By Jack Harvel upward trend. The task force recommends drug users avoid unprescribed pills, be cautious of mixing substances, carry Narcan—a nasal spray that can reverse opioid overdoses—and use fentanyl test strips on newly purchased substances. Narcan is free at most pharmacies and people can obtain fentanyl test strips for free at the Crook County Public Health Department, the Deschutes County Public Health Department and the Jefferson County Public Health Department. Central Oregon public health departments also recommend people using drugs alone call a hotline at 800-4843731, or visit a website at NeverUseAlone. com, that will notify emergency services if the person becomes unresponsive. 

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Zoning In

Proposed zoning change could affect where the City can place shelters and managed camps By Jack Harvel


ounding Board to House Our Neighbors, a city-manager-appointed committee, recommended that Bend allow shelters in managed camps in all zoning designations except for heavy industrial. In a press release on Monday, the committee laid out four shelter types, all currently zone restricted. They include group shelters where there’s shared sleeping areas, multi-room shelters with individual sleeping units, outdoor shelters like the proposed managed camp on Ninth Street and hardship shelters, which are RVs or mobile homes permitted for residential properties. “Right now, for the outdoor shelter type, which is managed-camp or the tiny-home-type village with cabins, you could only have something like that in the commercial zone,” said Susanna

Julber, senior project and policy manager with the City of Bend, who’s working with the committee. “We have different provisions for different shelter types city-wide, but they’re pretty restrictive.” Currently all shelters need a conditional use permit, which requires an additional review before approval. “The code amendment would make things a little bit easier if somebody wanted to build a shelter,” Julber said. “The City’s probably not going to be building a bunch of shelters because of this—the goal is to provide the legal framework, the regulatory framework, so if a social service provider, or other entity, maybe a private property owner... if they have a piece of land that's zoned mixed use or something, and they wanted to put a shelter there, they could.” Nicole Vulcan

Up to 70 people can stay at the Shepherd House Second Street shelter.

The Sounding Board started meeting in April to develop recommendations on the size and type of shelters that should be allowed in a zoning district. It’s comprised of social service providers, housing advocates, and designers and representatives from the Bend Economic Advisory Committee, Neighborhood Leadership Alliance, Affordable Housing Advisory Committee, Planning

on-site parking, adhere to the Americans with Disabilities Act, have toilets and trash receptacles, provide good-neighbor agreements for adjacent neighbors and residents and cannot be used for short-term rentals. Recommendations have been made but implementation will require revisions and acceptance by the planning commission. A survey will collect feedback from Bendites until Nov. 1.

The City’s not probably going to be building a bunch of shelters because of this, the goal is to provide the legal framework, the regulatory framework, so if a social service provider, or other entity, maybe a private property owner if they have a piece of land that zoned mixed use or something, and they wanted to put a shelter there they could. —Susan Jubler Commission and the Bend City Council. Its recommendations to end the restrictive zoning of shelters everywhere except for industrial areas was primarily done out of safety concerns. “That’s where manufacturing, flammable materials, things like that occur. So we didn’t want to have an existing heavy industrial facility have to build new firewalls or whatever they might have to do if a bunch of residents are living next door,” Julber said. The committee also recommends all shelters and camps be: managed, include

“We’d really like the public to go ahead and fill that out and try and educate themselves on what the different shelter types are, and then give us meaningful feedback on those amendments through the survey,” Julber said. “Then we’ll get the sounding board back together in November, and review all the public feedback, and revise the code amendments as necessary.” The planning commission is expected to review the changes in January. The changes will need to be approved by City Council before it can be adopted. 



he Crook County Health Department reported there have been 15 non-fatal overdoses—and one fatal— since Sept. 15 in the tri-county area of Central Oregon including Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties. The Central Oregon Overdose Crisis Response Taskforce said the overdoses involved heroin, methamphetamines, counterfeit pills and other substances likely to contain fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that’s 100 times stronger than morphine. Central Oregon health departments are coordinating with first responders and community members to try to prevent additional overdoses and are updating their websites and social media to increase awareness of the


Low-Snow Skiing 10

By Jack Harvel


What’s the correlation between good snow and winter tourism?


t’s been five years since Mt. Bachelor reported above-average annual snowfall, according to the website On The Snow. Most climate change models predict that winters will be shorter and more unpredictable in the future, which has the potential to lead to a shorter, more unpredictable tourism season in Central Oregon. Winter tourism is more dependent on weather forecast than summer travel is, and people will often try to confirm there will be good skiing weather. “What you typically see in winter months versus summer months is the booking window for the summer might be two or three months in advance of that travel. In the winter, we see that booking windows shrink to a week or two out from the purpose of that travel,” said Kevney Dugan, president and CEO of Visit Bend. “The booking window is much shorter. And I think that’s due to people waiting to see what weather conditions are actually going to look like.” That means that the number of visitors fluctuates more dynamically in the cold months, with the exception of holidays where an uptick in visitors is all but guaranteed. Dugan said the biggest shortterm drain on tourism isn’t the lack of snow, but too much of it, making travel more dangerous. “If those big snows happen going into Presidents’ Day weekend or something like that, then you see (really sort of) negative impacts on travel,” Dugan said. Though heavy snow can be tough for winter-based businesses, it’s not devastating, and winter tourism has remained strong (for the most part.) “The correlation really is tied directly to travel so that the heavy snow impacting travel to the community is the one

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The views are different riding down Pine Marten ski lift in the summer months.

time we see (sort of ) impact on travel in general. But with low snow years, what hasn’t happened is you haven’t seen Mt. Bachelor not be able to open or, they’re still opening typically by Christmas, and they’re still having as much of a season as they can have,” Dugan said. “If it starts getting to the point where we’re not having snow by that Christmas period, or we’re seeing a much shorter season into the spring, that’s when I think places like Mt.

Bachelor or other winter recreation opportunities start to get concerned.” Dugan credits this to the many options available for tourists in Bend in comparison to other ski resort communities like Breckenridge or Aspen. “It’s just a bigger town, it’s a bigger community and with that comes a lot more options than just being here to ski,” he said. “I think we see a lot of our visitors doing that where they may come for a week, and they ski three or four days and sort of pick the best weather days. And then on those other days, they’re off doing other things like the high desert dam or hiking

Smith Rock or other activities in and around town.” The worst effects of climate change are likely years away, and Dugan said winter tourism companies like Mt. Bachelor are adapting. “The fact is climate change is happening, and we all have to understand that the length of winter and the amount of snow is going to change over time,” Dugan said. “I think Mount Bachelor has been very progressive and forward thinking in developing more summer recreational opportunities, whether it’s mountain biking, or zip lining or the new hiking trails that they’re adding to the mountain. All those things, I think, are an indicator that they see potentially a shrinking winter period, which means reduced revenue from daily skiers.” 

Changes at Mt. Bachelor



No parking reservations needed; a “jump the line” program draws the ire of locals By Nicole Vulcan

A petition against Fast Tracks Locals reacted instantly to the announcement of the Fast Tracks program. Dan Cochrane, who describes himself as “an Oregon native, avid snowboarder since 1983, and Bend local since 1993,” started a petition against Fast Tracks on just after the announcement, asking “Mt. Bachelor and PWDR Corp to cease and desist Fast Passes.” The petition had garnered nearly 3,000 signatures by the time this story went to press—one day after it was started. As the petition describes, “Since POWDR Corp has taken over, it has become clear that

profit over people is the new motto. It could not be more ironic and tone deaf that during a time of social and equitable justice awakening that this Corporation has decided to double down on this new motto and bring forth an elite system where individuals can pay an additional fee to effectively ‘cut in line’ by way of a fast pass.” Cochrane argues that the announcement of the Fast Tracks program is even more unfair because Mt. Bachelor and its parent company, POWDR Corp., did not announce the program until after the early-bird deadline for season passes had passed. “Why didn’t they announce that prior to the passholders getting their passes?” Cochrane shared with the Source. “It felt really underhanded. To be frank, I’m not surprised—but we’ve got a very tight-knit, old community here. We all moved here for this mountain.” Cochrane said he’s also upset at Mt. Bachelor’s removal of the 12-day pass—one of the passes previously available that allowed riders to ride for 12 non-consecutive days on the mountain. “That was a local pass for the people who couldn’t afford the full pass,” he said. “This is just a furthering of the slap in the face to the local community.” POWDR announced Monday that it is launching Fast Tracks at four of its resorts around the U.S., including Copper Mountain in Colorado, Killington in Vermont and Snowbird in Utah, along with Mt. Bachelor. “Unlike our counterparts in other areas of the hospitality and event industry, the ski industry has

yet to embrace the concept of providing options for guests to upgrade their experience,” Wade Martin, co-president at POWDR said in the release. “We are exploring the opportunity to solve for our guests greatest pain points by becoming one of the first adventure lifestyle companies to provide upgrades that maximize the on-mountain experience.” Representatives from Mt. Bachelor did not respond to our requests for comment on the response to Fast Tracks by press time. New app, parking changes Mt. Bachelor also announced Monday that it would return to its firstcome, first-serve system for parking at the ski area this season. A few “limited premium paid parking” spaces will be available at the Sunrise and West Village lodges this year, but parking will largely remain free. The firstcome, first-serve system represents a change from the 2020-21 season, when a COVID-induced reservation parking system was in place. That program saw some riders turned away from the mountain when they were unable to obtain a parking pass. This season, Mt. Bachelor is also offering a new app to help visitors navigate the mountain. The app, available for download as of Nov. 1, includes weather tracking, a chairlift alert and a feature allowing people to see the wait times at each lift and a “Find My Friends” feature, among other features. 


72ND WARREN MILLER FILM “WINTER STARTS NOW” DEBUT Check out the “love letter” to the winter season. Sat., Oct. 23, Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend.



BEND PREMIERE OF MOUNTAIN REVELATIONS Three snowboarders and their epic 10-day mission to a remote Alaskan mountain range, courtesy of Teton Gravity Research. Thu., Nov. 4. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. $15.



CONCERT IN A CAVE WITH BEND CAMERATA Watch the super-talented local a cappella group Bend Camerata perform in a cave! Sat., Nov. 13, Pronghorn Resort, 65600 Pronghorn Club Dr. Bend. $140.



REDMOND TURKEY TROT Take part in the 5k or 10k turkey run and take home a turkey trot t-shirt and free Hoodoo lift ticket! Thu., Nov. 25, Sam Johnson Park, Redmond. $0-$30.



THE NUTCRACKER: A CHILD’S TALE Watch this classic ballet about a young girl and a nutcracker. Sat., Nov. 27, Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St, Bend. $24.

FRIDAY 12/31 NEW YEAR’S EVE BONFIRE ON THE SNOW A magical evening of hot drinks, hotter fires and a saxophone with Wanderlust Tours. Fri., Dec 31, Cascades Mountains, Bend. $150.


2/11 - 2/14

VALENTINE’S WEEKEND: ROMANCE ON THE SNOW Gather around a cozy bonfire in the snowy forest and celebrate both Valentine’s Day and Oregon being granted statehood! With Wanderlust Tours. Thu-Sun., Feb. 11 - Feb. 14. Deschutes National Forest. $130.



OREGON WINTERFEST The Northwest’s largest winter festival is happening at the Deschutes County Expo Center. Fri., Feb. 18-20. Deschutes County Expo Center, 3800 SE Airport Way, Redmond.


A five-on-five hockey tournament at The Pavilion. Fri., Feb 25-27. The Pavilion, 1001 SW Bradbury Dr., Bend.


Get excited about sled dog racing and experience the splendor of the Cascades. Wanoga SnoPark, Cascades Lakes Highway. Bend. $50.



ki and snowboard time is nearly upon us, and preparations for the winter riding season are well underway at Mt. Bachelor. On Monday, the ski area announced its winter operating plan for the 2021-22 season, including its plans for parking, lift operations and more. Some of those plans immediately drew ire from locals—most notably, Mt. Bachelor’s plans to allow skiers and snowboarders to pay to skip ahead in lift lines. The “Fast Tracks” program is “a daily add-on pass that gives you access to dedicated express lift lanes that bypass the lift line,” Mt. Bachelor’s website describes. The Fast Tracks pass costs a minimum of $49 and varies in price depending on conditions. It’s available on most of Mt. Bachelor’s lifts, including the Cloudchaser, Little Pine, Northwest, Outback, Pine Marten, Red Chair, Sunrise, Skyliner and Summit lifts. People can start buying the passes as early as Nov. 1, but the number of Fast Tracks passes will be limited each day.

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Get Hype for Figure Skating Winter recreation that’s freezing up The Pavilion By Trevor Bradford

13 VOLUME 25  ISSUE 41  /  OCTOBER 14, 2021  /  THE SOURCE WEEKLY Photos courtesy Bend Ice Figure Skating Club

Young Bend Ice Figure Skating Club members prepare for an upcoming performance.


s the winter season approaches, The Pavilion on the west side of Bend is preparing its facilities for more cold-weather-orientated activities like figure skating, ice hockey and curling. Since 2015, groups including the Bend Ice Figure Skating Club have been calling the ice rink at The Pavilion home. The figure skating club is open to all ages and skill levels, so anybody can learn or tighten up their skills with the help of both coaches and club members. “We encourage the public to come and enjoy,” Vice President and

Coach Anne-Marie Daggett said. Registration for the club is open all season, which runs from Oct. 30 until the beginning of April. The club’s skaters have endless opportunities to skate freely, alone or with other members—though the club will officially meet every Monday from 6am to 7am and Saturday from 7am to 8:30am during this year’s season. Bend’s figure skating club is more recreationally oriented, however, each member of the local club is automatically a certified member of the

United States Figure Skating organization and all have the ability to compete

in competitions. Along with the free skate, training and competition options, club members also host events for public viewing throughout the season. In the past, attendees were treated with a Broadway-themed show. For this year’s end-of-season show, club President Rebecca White and VP Daggett are hush-hush. The bit of mystery adds excitement and anticipation for the program, which skaters train for from the start of the season. To keep from skating on thin ice, the nonprofit club receives funding and support from its members and the surrounding community. Fundraising, donations and membership fees all play a part in funding for the organization. In the future, White hopes funding opportunities coming from bigger, more developed corporate sponsors. Additionally, both Daggett and White are freezing up other ideas to thaw out for later dates. For example, Daggett hopes to one day see the rink open year-round and becoming more professional. “It’s hard to be a professional rink when its only seasonal,” she said. Other club leaders are trying to attract more coaches and professionals to the Bend area in order to give the club a more prestigious feel. “We want to grow the club to its full potential and

A membership with Bend Ice Figure Skating Club means you're automatically a member of the U.S. Figure Skating organization.

involve the community a lot more,” Daggett added. An open house at The Pavilion for the ice-skating club is scheduled for Sat., Oct. 16 from 2:30 to 3:30pm. Visitors will be able to meet and greet future club members and coaches, order and get fitted for skates and watch a video showing one of last year’s performances. Interested parties can visit for more information regarding sign-ups, memberships and other frequently asked questions.  

The Return of Big-Rink Hockey!


fter a year-long hiatus due to COVID, the adult hockey league at The Pavilion is back, where locals can show up for fun or plan to play competitively at Central Oregon’s only NHL-sized ice rink. All ages and skill levels join expert coaches help develop fundamental skills necessary for hockey. To get into the Gretzky spirit all winter long, adults not already registered for the Hockey League can take part in the “Adult Skills and Drills” camp that starts Oct. 22. As of this writing, spots were still open for that offering, as well as for Bend Park and Recreation District’s “Sharpen Your Skating Skills” workshops. Also back at The Pavilion this season: ice time for curlers, hockey players and more. But with registration required for those activities, all sessions were full as of this writing, according to BPRD’s online registration portal.





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Get in a run and a beer during this literal pub run from FootZone to Waypoint. Raffle prizes will be available, and running is optional! Wed., Oct. 13, 5:30 pm. FootZone, 842 NW Wall St., Bend. Free.





Go crazy at this outdoor rock concert! Dance, jump and scream as Flogging Molly & Violent Femmes take the stage this Friday. Fri., Oct. 15 5:30pm. Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr., Bend. $45.



Get your laugh on with Paula Poundstone live at the Tower Theatre. The humorist, author and comedian brings observational humor and spontaneous wit to downtown Bend! Thu., Oct. 14, 7:30pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. $58-$69.



Historical Haunts returns to in-person tours this year for two nights only! Join a one-hour tour through downtown Bend and help bring the past back to life. Fri-Sat., Oct. 15-16, 4-8pm. Deschutes Historical Museum, 129 NW Idaho Ave., Bend. $15.







Learn how to capture engaging nature shots with professional photographer Christian Murillo. All experience levels and camera equipment (smartphones) are welcome. Enjoy the outdoors and learn about photography at this awesome workshop! Sun., Oct. 17, 4:30-6:30pm. Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, 57245 River Rd., Sunriver. $80.


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The High Desert Museum is opening a new exhibit featuring one of Earth’s deadliest elements – fire! Check out Bryan David Griffith and his artwork that uses fire itself. Sat., Oct. 16, 9am-5pm. High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Hwy. 97, Bend. $17.

Bring a friend to try out Sisters Depot’s version of BINGO! Win prizes and have a good time at this limited-space game night event. Mon., Oct 18, 6-8:30pm. Sisters Depot, 250 W Cascades Ave. Sisters. Free.





Come celebrate this annual exhibition that celebrates the High Desert region before it closes! Enjoy live music, café specialties and a silent auction while gazing at art inspired by this gorgeous region. Sat., Oct. 16, 2-4pm. High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Hwy. 97, Bend. $17.

Join this band on an unmatched journey through classic ‘70s and ‘80s ABBA hits. From “Dancing Queen” to “Mamma Mia,” sing along to all the slaps from past generations! Mon., Oct. 18, 7:30 pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. $31-$51.


Get excited for these two emo alt-rock bands playing live this Saturday night! Don’t miss what’s likely the last show for the season at the Amphitheater. Sat., Oct 16, 6pm. Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr., Bend. $45.

“A poet’s work … to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it from going to sleep.” —Salman Rushdie



2021 Source Poetry Contest Submit your poems now and win cash prizes! • Submit up to five poems, 30 lines max each • Include the title of the poem in the file name. Also have the poem’s title on the poem document (no-brainer, we know… but…) • Save each poem as its own PDF document; don’t bunch multiple poems together in one document • Include your name, email address and phone number in the body of the email you send. (DO NOT include your name on the poems) • Email poems to with “Poetry Contest” AND your first and last name in the subject line. If you’re under 18, please add “youth” to the subject line so you can be considered in our youth prize category. Winners will have their works published in the Nov. 18 issue of the Source Weekly (and on the Source website) and will be invited to read from their works Nov. 20 .

• You can also drop/email your poems at/to the Source Weekly: 704 NW Georgia Ave., Bend. Place your poems in an envelope with your name, phone number and email address on the outside of the envelope. DO NOT include your name on the poems. • Residency requirement: Oregon residents only. If you live in Oregon half time or more, you’re eligible. This allows us to ensure most poets will be available for our Nov. 20 reading.

Deadline for submission: Tuesday, Oct. 26 by 5pm Co-produced by the Source Weekly, the Deschutes Public Library and the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at Oregon State University-Cascades.


Love, DEAN’s debut album is a personal collection of tunes aimed at bringing people closer

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Love, DEAN’s debut album is out on streaming services Oct. 15.


uke and Rachael Price met while attending the Berklee College of Music, waiting in line during orientation. A few months later they would start making music together, after Luke was able to convince Rachael to sing some songs for him. To this day they’re still partners in music, and also in life, as husband and wife. Now the Portland-based duo goes by Love, DEAN, and the two are celebrating the release of their debut album October 15. Luke and Rachael will be coming to Bend October 19 and 20 for a show at Bend Cider Co. after they play in their current home city to kick the release off. The self-titled album has been in the works for quite some time now— six years, to be exact, and both Rachael and Luke are leaning into the celebratory phases of the album release process— something they had to delay and navigate around the pandemic as independent artists. The 11 songs were a collaborative process, some where the two wrote together from the start, others where it was an individual moment, and sometimes somewhere in between. Talking to the pair, you can hear the fondness they share for the music they’ve made and also each other’s talents. You can hear that same warmth and love on the album. “We really feel strongly for all of the songs. Which is something I’m proud of and did not expect to happen,” said Luke. The two singles off the album, “Fool” and “Put a Record On,” are each great examples of the poppy and tender soul mix that Love, DEAN creates. There’s an aura around the latter that makes you want to pull your loved one closer and embrace in a slow and soft dance. The former gives more of a take-to-the-streets, be-who-you-are vibe. Both are brilliant pieces of music. “The singles that we’ve put out, we’re really proud of. I think ‘Put a Record On” is one of the ones I’m most proud of. That community piece and that togetherness. I don’t know… there’s just something very genuine about it to me,” \ Rachael said. “I’m also excited about ‘Whitest Doves.’ Playing it live I feel like

it has affected people in ways I didn’t expect. I have a deep connection with that one because it was my brother’s favorite and he passed away. In a way it will be like honoring him once it’s out.” The duo came from different musical backgrounds, but ended up settling on a soul-influenced and focused sound. They share similar influences of Sam Cooke, D’Angelo, and Stevie Wonder. Luke Grew up with old gospel music and says Rachael put him on to some other Motown greats. You’ll be able to hear these influences on the record, such as on “Honey Pie,” a Love, DEAN original that takes spirit from D’Angelo and elsewhere. The glowing stories of the album are told through heartfelt lyrics and moments of velvet harmony, guiding the listener on a journey of empathy, selflove and appreciation. “I think a lot of it is very personal. There’s a lot of things covered in the songs that are just us, building our life together. Doing what we do and sharing that with people. But a lot of it is relatable. We hope people feel encouraged and enlightened by the music,” Rachael said. “There’s a sense of encouragement and community. There’s a lot of different stories in there. But it’s centered around coming together,” added Luke. As they gear up for the release, both are feeling the surrealness of all of their efforts coming to fruition. They are beyond ready to play these songs live for the people of Bend—a spot both love to spend time in. For Luke, he grew up in Idaho and says the High Desert weather and vibe in town gives him a sense of home. And for Rachael, she grew up coming here every winter—a tradition she and Luke try to keep. “I grew up going there every Christmas, my family would rent out a place. So I have a soft spot in my heart for Bend,” says Rachael.  Love, DEAN

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immy Eat World has been together for nearly 30 years, but it wasn’t until 2001 that most people knew who they were. It was their third album and hit song “The Middle” that cemented them into the pop-rock music scene. Twenty years and six albums later, the band is grown up. And a lot has changed. “It’s pretty nuts. I mean, we got to see the transition of pre-internet to internet,” said Jim Adkins, lead singer of Jimmy Eat World. “I mean, there was the internet, but it wasn’t the internet that we know and take for granted today. There’s never been a better time to be a music fan, because it’s accessible and everywhere.” Adkins and the others started playing when they were only teens, and never thought it would turn into a career. "I still have trouble processing it's what I'm doing," he said. "I don't really think of it as a career. I think of it as this is just what I'm doing now. And maybe someday I don't do this, then I have to get a career." Not only is Jimmy Eat World two decades older, but their fans are, too. As the band has grown up and eased into family life, their original fans are doing the same. But there are always new generations of music fans who are discovering them. “I see the people that we literally grew up with, but then I also see younger people and those older people’s kids. It’s a pretty wide cross-section of the ages at our shows now,” Adkins said. “There are some people that might have heard about us. They’ve heard ‘The Middle,’ but maybe they didn’t really check out the full album until recently. There’s a lot of those people.” Adkins and the rest of the band welcomes the new fans. He joked, “It’s sure better than having one that just keeps getting older. You’re not going to be in a band very long if that’s your strategy.”

Everything, everything will be just fine. Jimmy Eat World is enjoying the middle of the ride.

Like many bands, Adkins and the rest of the band pivoted quickly after COVID restrictions began to be put into place, using their fanbase to keep them busy in 2020 and 2021. Adkins hosts a YouTube show with fellow musicians called “Pass Through Frequencies.” “Pretty much right away in the lockdown I started thinking about what I could do to keep busy,” Adkins explained. “The podcast is about songwriting and talking to all my musician friends, who suddenly had a lot of free time on their hands, too.” Some of his guests have included Mark Hoppus, Steve Aoki, Nate Ruess, Chris Carraba, Ben Gibbard and Gerard Way, among others. The band also recorded live shows, the Phoenix Sessions, that were streamed for fans. “When it looked like things were going to continue that way for a while, we decided to do something, take an opportunity and record... It’s almost making a performance Courtesy Jimmy Eat World

of three of our records,” he said. “And that became the Phoenix Sessions, which we filmed in Phoenix. And it was really cool. There’s some things like that we would have never done if things hadn’t worked out the way that they did. And it’s unfortunate that they had to go this way. But I mean, we did have some unique experiences that I think are good, along the way.” Jimmy Eat World is joined by Taking Back Sunday on its current tour, a band they also toured with back in 2005. Adkins is looking forward to the band’s first tour in two years and is especially excited about their tour mates. “They’re a great band. And they put on an awesome show. Playing with them makes our show better because they’re not messing around. They’re going to bring it. They’re fun people to be around. We’re both on a festival later in October and we thought it’d be awesome to team up with them, and do some gigs around that, if we could. And it’s awesome that this worked out. And we get to come to Bend.” The bands play the Les Schwab Amphitheater on Saturday. After a few years of not being on tour, Adkins is ready to get back on the road. “It’s riding a bike," he said. "It is a bike you haven’t ridden in a really long time, but it’s a familiar process. It’s great.” On the expectations for the tour, he added, “I’m expecting waves of gratefulness in large quantities to be happening around that time.”  Jimmy Eat World & Taking Back Sunday

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13 Wednesday Craft Kitchen and Brewery Comedy Open Mic

Free to watch. Free to perform. Always a good time. Come down and watch comics work out new material or get up and try stand up for yourself! 8-10pm. Free.

Initiative Brewing Trivia Wednesdays Trivia Wednesdays in Redmond, with UKB Trivia at Initiative Brewing, 424 NW 5th St. Team up with friends to win top prizes! No charge to play. Enjoy cold brews, cocktails and great food too. Summer trivia is outdoors on the patio **CONDITIONS PERMITTING** indoors if not. 6:30-8:30pm. Free. Northside Bar & Grill Mellow Wednesday Acoustic Open Mic & Jam Catering to musicians and listeners alike. The longest running acoustic open mic/jam in Bend resumes! Performer sign-up begins at 6:30pm. PA/sound is provided by host. Bring your instrument(s) and/or ears to join in on the fun. Please, no electric guitars or amplifiers. Ages 21+ 7pm. Free admission. Silver Moon Brewing Song and Story with

Pete K Join award-winning singer-songwriter Pete Kartsounes every Wednesday evening from 6-8 pm at Silver Moon Brewing in beautiful Bend, OR. Pete has spent the last 27 years traveling the world sharing his eclectic original compositions, smoky soulful voice and guitar wizardry. 6-8pm. Free.

the Vineyard: The Hwy 97 Band... Advance Ticket Purchase Required Tables and chairs provided for you here. Wood-fired pizza, pub pretzels, Caesar Salad, wine by the bottle available for purchase. Founded in 2015, The HWY 97 Band is the hottest classic rock band in Central Oregon! All four members are seriously talented musicians. 5-8pm. Adults $15 - Children 12 and under $5.

River’s Place Sweet Whiskey Lips Alt-country

music with a rock sensibility Elise Michaels tears it up on vocals & guitar, Mark Gillem adds tasty licks with pedal steel, dobro and mandolin, Chris Whaley thumps that bass, and Steve Williams gives a kick on percussion. 6-8pm. Free.

Silver Moon Brewing Trivia on the Moon! Voted Best Trivia in Bend by Bend Magazine 2018 and 2019! Come play Trivia with us at Silver Moon Brewing every Thursday Night from 7:00 to 9:00. Bring your friends, test your knowledge and compete for Silver Moon gift cards and prizes. 7-9pm. Free. Tower Theatre An Evening with Paula Poundstone Get your laugh on! The Tower brings you – Paula Poundstone 7:30pm. $58-$69. Volcanic Theatre Pub Pimps of Joytime at Volcanic Soul and roll live from the planet of Brooklyn! 9-11:30pm. $18.

15 Friday

Walt Reilly’s Superball Greetings time travelers

and bell-bottom wearers – the 70s are back! And Superball is ready to rock — in bell bottoms! Featuring members of Juju Eyeball. 7:30-9:30pm.

14 Thursday Bridge 99 Brewery Thursday Trivia Night at

Bridge 99 Join us each Thursday at 6 pm, for live UKB Trivia at Bridge 99 Brewery. Free to play; win Bridge 99 gift cards! Free!

Craft Kitchen and Brewery Trivia Night We

are bringing a nostaligic spin to trivia with large hand-crafted replicas of Trivial Pursuit wheels. We have enough pies for six teams. So, get here early to claim your favorite color! Sign up 6:30. Starts at 7pm. 6:30-8pm. Free.

Bunk+Brew Garden Nights w/ Ky Burt Ky Burt continues our Garden Nights series with his unschooled spirit and laid back, rustic sounds. Stay warm by the fire and enjoy food trucks and live music. 7-9pm. Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards Live

at the Vineyard: Big River Band ... Advance Ticket Purchase Required Big River Band has some of the finest musicians from all over, and call Central Oregon their home. Playing a variety of classic rock and some country rock, we know how to get the party started. Wood-fired pizza, wine by the bottle, beer on tap, salad, pretzels, dessert. 6-9pm. Adults $20 - Children 12 and under $10.

General Duffy’s Waterhole Juju Eyeball

“My heart went boom when I crossed that room and held her hand in mine!” Dance the night away as Bend’s Beatle Band (since 2015) rock the hits. 6:30-9:30pm.

geous wreath for your house in fall! The gold hoops create a more modern feel than wicker and they create a sleek yet rustic design.  Bring your cider and cozy up amongst the plants at Somewhere That’s Green. 12-1:30pm. $75.

Les Schwab Amphitheater Flogging Molly & Violent Femmes Flogging Molly Live! 5:30pm. $45.

Les Schwab Amphitheater Jimmy Eat World & Taking Back Sunday Jimmy Eat World Live! 6pm. $45.

The Vault Taphouse Friday Night Music With

River’s Place Saturday Jazz Sessions Lisa Dae Trio - CD Release party! 6-8pm. Free.

Casey Hurt Join us on the patio to listen to Casey Hurt play live! Every Friday from 7 to 9:30. If you haven’t heard him yet, you should. Live looping, original music, and covers! 7-9:30pm. Free.

Volcanic Theatre Pub WHEELWRIGHT (Formerly Jared & The Mill) w/ Special Guests Wheelwright brings a western sound of pop and grunge from the sprawling desert city of Phoenix, AZ. 8pm-Midnight. $12.

16 Saturday Bend Cider Co. Joe & Bri Schulte Folk, Americana, Country — a toe tapping good time. This is an outdoor concert. look for our big orange barn. 5-7pm. Free.

Bunk+Brew Garden Nights w/ Seed Ling

Straight from performing during our open mic nights, Seed Ling is launching our Garden Nights series in to high gear. Seed Ling is an indie rock duo with heartbreaking vocals and luscious bass. You absolutely cannot miss their sounds. Craft beer, fire pits and food trucks await you! 7-9pm. Free.

Craft Kitchen and Brewery Comedy

at Craft: Showcase Saturday Nights are made for laughter at Craft. Come down early and get dinner from their amazing menu. Craft Beer is on tap along with cider and great cocktails! Featuring Jessica Taylor, Cody Michaels, Jodi Compton and Dillon Kolar. Hosted by Katy Ipock. Doors open at 7:30pm. 21+. Strong content expected. $15 Online/$20 at the door. 8-10pm. $15.

The Greenhouse Cabaret Fall Wreath Workshop Join us in our fall-themed festivites and create a Gold Hoop Wreath. We will be using local dried flowers, grasses and more to make a gorCourtesy Sweet Whiskey Lips

Volcanic Theatre Pub Dog Party at Volcanic Sacramento punk-rock duo Dog Party strikes again.The Giles sisters, Lucy and Gwendolyn, bring another record full of poppy tunes, with melodies that hearken back to The Ronettes, paired with the catchy punk energy of The Buzzcocks. 9-11:30pm. $10. Worthy Brewing Rudolf Korv & Co. with spe-

cial guest Amblin Worthy Brewing presents: Rudolf Korv & Co. with special guest Amblin. Come out for an evening of live music. 6-8pm. Free.

17 Sunday Elixir Wine Group Wine Down Sunday Jazz Elixir wines now presenting live jazz Sunday afternoons. 2-5pm. Free. The Greenhouse Cabaret Winterizing Your Indoor Plants Class Exploring Yunnan 2: We suggest bringing a journal to take notes and some caffeine as the shop can become warm and cozy! (hehe) 12-1:30pm. $10. Maragas Winery Sunday Jazz at Maragas

Winery featuring Lisa Dae Trio Come and enjoy an afternoon of jazz featuring the Lisa Dae Trio. Available for you to enjoy while listening to the groove of jazz: We’ll have a cheese plate, Mediterranean appetizer plate, olives, wine, beer, softdrinks and more. Please, no outside beverages or beverage containers. 1-4pm.

River’s Place Wood & Gentry Grab your team and join us for this fun competition of the mind. Free to play and prizes to win! Mimosas are plentiful as well as brunch options from the trucks. A perfect Sunday Funday! Noon-2pm. Free. An original new sound 6-8pm. Free. Silver Moon Brewing Not Cho’ Grandma’s

Bingo Not Cho’ Grandma’s Bingo is back at Silver Moon Brewing! We host our famous bingo event every Sunday morning from 10 am – 1 pm for good times and a chance to win some cold hard cash! 10am-1pm. Free.

18 Monday Bridge 99 Brewery Monday Night Trivia Now

playing Mondays (Thursdays too!) at 6 it’s live UKB Trivia at Bridge 99 Brewery. Free to play, win Bridge 99 gift cards! 6-8pm. Free.

Bunk+Brew Open Mic Mondays Open Mic Night every Monday in The Yard @ Bunk+Brew. Come showcase your talent in the Beer Garden as Nick Crockett hosts a wonderful open mic experience. We want your songs, your stories, your jokes, your poems, you name it! Sign ups start at 6pm! 7-9pm. Free. Midtown Yacht Club BINGO for Street Dog

Sweet Whiskey Lips is live at River's Place Oct. 14 at 5pm

Hero Street Dog Hero is partnering with Dustin Riley Events to bring high energy + high entertainment BINGO to the Midtown Yacht Club! Four games of bingo! Cash prizes + surprises + more! Family friendly FUN! Dogs welcome! $25 buy in for bingo. Let’s support Street Dog Hero - a 501(c)(3)! 6-8pm. Free.

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Sisters Depot Wine-O Bingo What

is Wine-O???? Our fun version of bingo. Grab a friend or significant other and join us for a great evening of fun!!! Wine-O is free to play and we give away prizes! Space is limited as we have only 29 Wine-O cards unless you want to share with a friend. 6-8:30pm.


Tower Theatre AbbaFab The Ultimate Tribute to Abba ABBA fans rejoice! 7:30pm. $31-$51.

19 Tuesday Bend Cider Co. Love, DEAN Don’t miss this

opportunity to see two incredible instrumentalists, and soulful singer/songwriters. These are Portland based musicians. This is a chance to see this group in an intimate setting. Great date night show. This is a private concert: $20/ticket (only 30 available) To listen: html 6-8pm. $20.

Silver Moon Brewing Eric Leadbetter &

Friends Eric Leadbetter & Friends rocking every Tuesday night with some of your local favorites on our spacious patio... you're not going to want to miss any of these! 6-9pm. Free.

The Cellar - A Porter Brewing Company

See Vandoliers and Rob Leiness live at Volcanic Theatre Pub Tue. Oct. 19 at 8pm.

Open Mic Night Head down to The Cellar and join us for open mic night every 1st & 3rd Tuesday, hosted by James Matt. For musicians, poets and more! *Mics will be sanitized between use (or you can bring your own). First and third Tuesday of every month, 6pm.

at Initiative Brewing, 424 NW 5th St. Team up with friends to win top prizes! No charge to play. Enjoy cold brews, cocktails and great food too. Summer trivia is outdoors on the patio **Conditions permitting** indoors if not. 6:30-8:30pm. Free.

Volcanic Theatre Pub Vandoliers & Rob Leines at Volcanic Vandoliers are the next wave of Texas music. The six-piece Dallas-Fort Worth group channels all that makes this vast state unique: tradition, modernity, audacity, grit, and—of course—size. Forever puts it all together for an enthralling ride down a fresh Lone Star highway. 8-11pm. $10.

Northside Bar & Grill Mellow Wednesday Acoustic Open Mic & Jam Catering to musicians and listeners alike. The longest running acoustic open mic/jam in Bend resumes! Performer sign-up begins at 6:30pm. PA/sound is provided by host. Bring your instrument(s) and/or ears to join in on the fun. Please, no electric guitars or amplifiers. Ages 21+ 7pm. Free admission.

20 Wednesday Bend Cider Co. Love, DEAN Don’t miss this

opportunity to see two incredible instrumentalists, and soulful singer/songwriters. These are Portland based musicians. This is a chance to see this group in an intimate setting. Great date night show. This is a private concert: $20/ticket (only 30 available) To listen: html 6-8pm. $20.

Craft Kitchen and Brewery Comedy Open

Mic Free to watch. Free to perform. Always a good time. Come down and watch comics work out new material or get up and try stand up for yourself! 8-10pm. Free.

The Greenhouse Cabaret Terrarium Workshop! Come join us at Somewhere That’s Green, and craft your very own tropical terrarium! A great date night or play date for friends. We also book private events should you have a large party.  Come prepared to get your hands in soil and walk away with your own tropical creation!  6-7:30pm. $75. Initiative Brewing Trivia Wednesdays Trivia Wednesdays in Redmond, with UKB Trivia. 6:30 pm


Silver Moon Brewing Song and Story with

Pete K Join award-winning singer-songwriter Pete Kartsounes every Wednesday evening from 6-8 pm at Silver Moon Brewing in beautiful Bend, OR. Pete has spent the last 27 years traveling the world sharing his eclectic original compositions, smoky soulful voice and guitar wizardry. 6-8pm. Free.

MUSIC Live music: Bell Bottom Rock Join us at

Walt’s on October 13th for live music, featuring Bell Bottom Rock! Oct. 13, 7-9pm. Walt Reilly’s, 225 SW Century Dr, Bend, OR 97702, Bend. Contact: 541-546-0511. Free.

Live music: Daring Greatly Band Join

us on October 20 for live music, featuring Daring Greatly! They are currently touring around the PNW and we are excited to have them here at Walt’s! Oct. 20, 7-9pm. Walt Reilly’s, 225 SW Century Dr, Bend, OR 97702, Bend. Contact: 541-546-0511. Free.

Live music: Motel California Join us at

Walt’s on October 16th for live music, featuring Motel California! Oct. 16, 7-9pm. Walt Reilly’s, 225 SW Century Dr, Bend, OR 97702, Bend. Contact: 541-546-0511. Free.

The Ultimate Oldies Show A locally-pro-

duced, syndicated, weekly, thematic two-hour radio show highlighting the music, artists, producers, musicians and cultural touchstones of the late 1940s through the late 1960s. Stories, anecdotes, chart information, interview clips and trivia complement the recognized, the long-forgotten and the seldom-heard rock’n’soul records of that memorable period. Fridays, 6-8pm. KPOV, 501 NW Bond St., Bend. Contact: Free.

Ukulele Meetups Do you play ukulele ? Want

to learn? Bunk+Brew is hosting weekly Ukulele Meetups for all skill levels with songbooks and light instruction from skilled players. All skill levels welcome and extra ukuleles available for rent from the beer garden. Come join the weekly jam sessions all summer! Tuesdays, 7-9pm. Bunk+Brew, 42 NW Hawthorne Ave, Bend. Contact: 458-202-1090. Free.

DANCE Fantasy Ballet: An Imaginative Ballet Class for 5 Year Olds! This fantasy-themed

ballet class is designed to cultivate your child’s creativity, individuality and artistry while discovering ballet terminology and a culture of discipline. Class begins Sept 11 and runs through mid-June on monthly tuition. Email or call (541) 382 4055 for more info! Saturdays, 11-11:45am. Through June 18. Academie de Ballet Classique, 162 NW Greenwood Ave, Bend. Contact: 541-382-4055. $61.

ARTS & CRAFTS Art Exhibit - Scott Dyer Fine Art Scott Dyer

Fine Art will be exhibiting paintings for sale at The Wine Shop &Tasting Bar, 55 NW Minnesota Ave., Bend, 541-389-2884 featuring figurative, landscape and still life paintings. Landscape paintings feature local Bend scenery. Perfect holiday gift. Oct. 8-Nov.





30, 2:30-9pm. The Wine Shop & Tasting Bar, 55 NW Minnesota Ave., Bend. Contact: 714-869-6780. $50 - $500.

Art Exhibit - St Charles Medical Center Redmond Scott Dyer Fine Art will exhibiting

paintings for sale at St. Charles Medical Center in Redmond through January 2022. Hospital open to doctors, nurses, staff, patients and visitors only. Paintings will feature landscapes, figurative, still life painted from plein air and studio. Oct. 8-Jan. 1, 8am-8pm. St. Charles Medical Center - Redmond, 1253 N Canal St., Redmond. Contact: 714-8696780. $50 - $500.

Contemporary Realist Fine Artist David Kreitzer In the tradition of Turner and

Cezanne, master oil & watercolorist David Kreitzer exhibits exquisite & stunning landscapes, figure, fantasy, California Oak Hills and Nishigoi koi oils through summer 2021 at the Wooden Jewel Gallery downtown Bend & the Betty Gray Gallery at the Sunriver Lodge. Mondays-Sundays, 11am5pm. Betty Gray Gallery, Sunriver Resort, 17600 Center Drive, Sunriver. Contact: 805-234-2048. Free.

Graveyard Gardens Workshop Learn how to make a spooky tabletop desert garden with succulents and cacti, while listening to ghost stories and enjoying complimentary beverages. Decorate your garden with skeletons, gravestones, bones and more to make the perfect halloween centerpiece. Oct. 15, 6-7:30pm. Desert Rose Cactus Lounge, 50 SE Scott St., Bend. Contact: 541-323-7585. $50. Know Mystery - Mystery Craft Box Get into the spooky spirit with some surprise crafts. Registration required to reserve a program kit, which will be available for scheduled pick-up at your preferred library. Oct. 16, 11am-Noon. Contact: 541-312-1029. Free.





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PRESENTATIONS & EXHIBITS Bend Ghost Tours JOIN US for our Ghosts and Legends of Downtown Bend Tour and hear all about our permanent residents! Your Spirit Guide will lead you through the haunted streets and alleyways of Historic Downtown Bend where you’ll learn about the city’s many macabre tales, long-buried secrets and famous ghosts. Wednesdays-Sundays, 7:309pm. Downtown Bend. Contact: 541-350-0732. $25.


Exhibition Opening: Rethinking Fire High Desert Museum invites you to their new

Exhibition Opening. Oct. 16. High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend. $0-$17.

In Time’s Hum: The Art and Science of Pollination In Time’s Hum dives into the

world of pollinators, with a focus on the flowers essential to their survival. Guy is a British Columbia-based artist who also sees herself as an educator and citizen scientist. Her practice includes close observation of pollination ecology and the exploration of the floral resources that pollinators require–nectar and pollen. For the past six years, guy’s mixed media artwork has focused on native bees. May 22-Oct. 24. High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend.

Know Mystery - Bigfoot: Best Evidence

Hear the best evidence available for the existence of sasquatch as a real species with bigfoot specialist and cryptozoologist Cliff Barackman. A link to view this program online will be available beginning Thursday, October 14 at Oct. 14, 3-4pm. Contact: 541-312-1029. Free.

Know Mystery - Microbes in Seeds

Explore how microbes end up inside seeds, how their communities impact plant health and future directions for ecological research on seed microbes with Gillian Bergmann. Oct. 19, 5-6pm. Contact: 541-312-1029. Free.

Online Only: Know Mystery - The Power of Conspiracy Theories This talk will examine the current psychology research on the topic of conspiracy theories. Oct. 20, 5-6pm. Contact: 541312-1063. Free.

Wildlife + Landscape Photography Workshop Join professional nature photogra-

pher Christian Murillo for an afternoon of wildlife and landscape photography in Sunriver. Oct. 17, 4:30-6:30pm. Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, 57245 River Rd., Sunriver. Contact: 541-5934442. $80.

THEATER Theory of Relativity A teen musical about the interconnectedness of us all, from the hilarious to the heartbreaking. *Masks are required, Fri, Oct. 8, 7-9pm, Sat, Oct. 9, 7-9pm, Sun, Oct. 10, 2-4pm, Fri, Oct. 15, 7-9pm, Sat, Oct. 16, 7-9pm and Sun, Oct. 17, 2-4pm. Cascade Theatrical Theatre, 148 NW Greenwood, Bend. Contact: (541)-389-0803. $25-$27.

WORDS Author Event: Easy Crafts for the Insane by Kelly Williams Brown Kelly Williams Brown had two Very Bad Years. In just a short time period, her marriage collapsed, she broke four bones (in separate and unrelated incidents), her father was diagnosed with cancer and she wound up in a psychiatric hospital. What got her through it was, improbably, crafting. Oct. 14, 6-7pm. Roundabout Books, 900 NW Mount Washington Drive, #110, Bend. Contact: 541-306-6564. julie@ Free.

Classics Book Club Please join us for Classics

Book Club. We will be discussing The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. Oct. 13, 6-7pm. Roundabout Books, 900 NW Mount Washington Drive, #110, Bend. Contact: 541-306-6564. julie@

Volunteer to play with the parrots at Second Chance Bird Rescue!

The Forge 10-month Creative Writing Program Application period open. The Forge

is a 10-month, online creative writing program. In bi-weekly meetings & through individual mentorships, we’ll make a creative writer out of you. Emphasis on craft, authority and supportive community. Starts Jan ‘22. Writing sample and $25 to apply. or theforgewriting@ Sept. 27-Dec. 31. Contact: 541-4084509. $25.

Memoir Writing Class (3-sessions online) Registration open. This class guides you

in writing, reflecting on and shaping a coherent, meaningful story. Three sessions online: Oct. 13, 20, & 27. 10:30am - 12:00pm. Includes one-onone Zoom meeting with instructor. Writers of all levels welcome. $115. Register: 541-408-4509 or Sept. 27-Oct. 13. Contact: 541-408-4509. $115.

Mystery Book Club Please join us for Mystery

Book Club. We will be discussing The Collector’s Apprentice by BA Shapiro. Oct. 20, 6-7pm. Roundabout Books, 900 NW Mount Washington Drive, #110, Bend. Contact: 541-306-6564. julie@

RAB Middles Book Club We will discuss

The City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab. Oct. 18, 6-7pm. Roundabout Books, 900 NW Mount Washington Drive, #110, Bend. Contact: 541-306-6564.

ETC. Art in the West Closing Party

Celebrate the last day of Art in the West! Oct. 16, 2-4pm. High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend. Contact: 541-382-4754. Free with admission.

Bird Walk Walk with us on the wild side! Join

Tom Lawler, expert local birder and nature photographer, to discover the rich bird habitats of Sunriver. Oct. 16, 9am. Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, 57245 River Rd., Sunriver, Sunriver. $10.

Exclusive Members’ Exhibition Preview: Rethinking Fire Celebrate the opening of Rethinking Fire! Meet Bryan David Griffith, the artist behind the exhibition, and see his original works that explore the role of fire and human impacts on forest amid a changing climate. Oct. 15, 6:30-8pm. High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend. Contact: 541-382-4754. info@highdesertmuseum. org. Members free, $5 for guests.

Exhibition Opening: Rethinking Fire

Artist Bryan David Griffith uses fire itself to create original paintings, sculptures and site-specific installations, transforming the gallery into a

visually stunning, reflective space. Oct. 16, 9am5pm. High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend. Contact: 541-382-4754. Free with admission.

Get There Challenge Unlock fun and skill-building achievements—plus, log transportation options trips and remote work days for your chance to WIN prizes. Challenge yourself, and help make Central Oregon an even better place to live, work and play. Create an account in Get There or log in to your existing account to unlock achievements. Mondays-Sundays, Midnight-11:59pm. Through Oct. 18. Contact: 541-408-6111. Free. Senior Day Visitors 65 and older are invited to enjoy the Museum for free on this day with special programing. Made possible Mid Oregon Credit Union with support from Home Instead Senior Care Oct. 20, 9am-5pm. High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend. Contact: 541-382-4754. info@ Free for Seniors 65+. Virtual Tips and Strategies for Effective Charitable Giving Join local experts Erin Mac-

Donald, trusts and estates attorney for Karnopp Petersen LLP, and Julie Gregory, senior philanthropic advisor for Oregon Community Foundation, to learn about innovative ways to structure your philanthropic giving to support the High Desert Museum and other charities during your lifetime or in your estate plan. Oct. 19, 5:30-7pm. Contact: 541-382-4754. Free.

VOLUNTEER Call for Volunteers - Play with Parrots!

Volunteers needed at Second Chance Bird Rescue! Friendly people needed to help socialize birds to be 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.

Humane Society Thrift Store - Volunteers Needed Humane Society Thrift Store

– Volunteers Needed: Do you love animals and discovering “new” treasures? Then volunteering at the HSCO Thrift Store Donation Door is the perfect place to combine your passions while helping HSCO raise funds to provide animal welfare services for the local community. For information contact: Ongoing. Humane Society Thrift Shop, 61220 S. Highway 97, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3761.

Volunteer Fair: Connecting with Children and Youth At Volunteer Central Oregon’s Volunteer Fair, you will be able to meet with 15+

Central Oregon organizations who welcome you to volunteer with our young neighbors. All of these organizations serve children and youth, and some of them also offer opportunities for young people to volunteer. Oct. 14, 4:30-6pm. Contact: 541-280-5757. Free.

Volunteer Opportunity Are you a Jack/ Jill of all trades? Mondays-Sundays, 9am-6pm. Mustangs to the Rescue, 21670 McGilvray Road, Bend. Contact: 541-330-8943. Volunteer with Salvation Army The Salva-

tion 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 the homeless. Ongoing. Contact: 541-389-8888.

Volunteers needed! Please call for upcoming

dates / times. Come and meet the herd and learn ways you can help out! Ages 8 - 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Sundays, 10-11am. Through Dec. 26. Equine Outreach Horse Rescue, 60335 Arnold Market Rd, Bend. Contact: 541-729-8803.

GROUPS & MEETUPS A Course in Miracles This is a mind training course from fear to love. You do need to have a book called "A Course in Miracles" (the CE addition) on amazon. We meet on Zoom Saturday at 10 am. Please call or email me at or call at 760-208-9097 Saturdays, 10am. Contact: 760-208-9097. Free. Become a Better Public Speaker! Do you struggle with public speaking? You’re not alone! Come visit Bend Toastmasters Club and learn how to overcome your public speaking fears. Wednesdays, Noon-1pm. Contact: 5035016031. bend. Free. BendTECH’s 11th Annual unConference Pitchfest The unConference gives startup found-

ers a chance to pitch their business ideas and win cash prizes based on an audience vote. For those not pitching, there will be free raffle prizes donated by local businesses, free drinks, and free cowbells to support the entrants. Oct. 19, 2-4:30pm. BendTECH, 1001 SW Emkay Dr, Suite 100, Bend. Contact:

Effective Communication Strategies

Learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease. Oct. 13, 1-2:30pm. Oct. 20, 4-5pm. Contact: 800-272-3900. Free.



BEND PINE NURSERY • Presentation and Discussion - OCT 21 - Sukiya Style Design • Advanced Pruning workshop - Oct 23 - Lead by Doug Roth 20 years leading Kyoto Garden Tours and Publisher of Journal of Japanese Gardens. Japan travel is closed - but Doug brings us enthusiasm, experience and practical ideas Take advantage of his first and only time to be here in Bend Don’t Miss Out!

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Game Night Let’s Play LeftCenterRight

Let’s play LeftCenterRight! Bring friends and make new friends. The more people, the bigger the pot. Simple game, $1 table and $5 tables. The winner of each game takes the pot. You're not going to get rich but you will have fun. Happy Hour $4 Beer & Wine Wednesdays, 5-7pm. Zero Latency Bend, 1900 NE 3rd St STE 104, Bend. Contact: 541-617-0688.


Oct. 18, 5-7pm. Private Residence, To be shared after registration, Bend. Contact: 847-226-1151. Free.

LGBTQIA2S+ Climb Night Come boulder in

an all LGBTQ+ affinity space. Open to all experience levels. FREE for first-time Circuit Gym users. 50% off passes for non-first timers. Free gear rentals for all! Third Friday of every month, 6-9pm. Through Dec. 17. The Circuit Bouldering Gym, 63051 NE Corporate Pl, Bend.

Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting

Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting on Oct, 20th , 2:00-3:30pm. Best Western Premier, 1082 SW Yates Drive, Bend. Contact: 541-668-6599. Carol@ Free.

Understanding and Responding to Dementia- Related Behavior Learn about some of the common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia, how to assess the person’s needs and how to intervene effectively. Oct. 13, 4-5pm. Contact: 800-272-3900. Free.

FAMILY & KIDS Alternative Break Challenge Join Camp

Fire over Spring Break 2022 for a week-long service trip that will bring us all over Oregon to work with organizations around the state! Open to 9th-12th graders with planning meetings starting in September and travel happening March 21-25, 2022. Mondays, 5-6:30pm through March 14. BendTECH, 1001 SW Emkay Dr, Bend. Contact: 541-382-4682. Sliding scale pricing $135-$540.

Amelia’s World Puppet Show Join Amelia

Airheart Monkey & Miss Hannah for a fun & uplifting interactive Zoom puppet show! All ages welcome, 3 & under please be accompanied by a sibling or parent/caregiver to assist with interaction. Message ACORN School of Art & Nature on Facebook to request the Zoom link. Fridays, 4-4:15pm. Contact: Free.

Birthday Parties $285 reservation fee for Kids

Birthday Parties. This includes: 12 free Kids Open Play passes (you may invite up to 18 kids; if more than 12 kids come, then it’s $10 per child) and two hour access to the gym during Kids Open Play and private party room Saturdays-Sundays, 12:302:30pm. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541241-3919. $285.

Darkness to Light© Learn steps to better

protect children from sexual abuse and develop tools for recognizing the signs of sexual abuse. Oct. 14, 5:30-8pm. Contact: 541-312-1032. lizg@ Free.

Equipo de Robótica FIRST LEGO League 4-6 Grado: Únete al Equipo de Robótica

FIRST Lego League, aprende cómo construir y programar con robots Lego, y... ¡participa en el torneo FIRST Lego League de esta temporada! Becas y transporte disponibles. Tuesdays, 5-7pm. Through Nov. 30. Samara Learning Center, 230 NE Ninth St., Bend. Contact: 541-382-4682. $125.

FIRST LEGO League Robotics Team

Join Camp Fire’s 5th-6th grade LEGO Robotics team, learn how to build and code with LEGO Robots and be part of this season’s FIRST Lego League Tournaments! Wednesdays, 4-6pm. Through Dec. 1. Join Camp Fire’s 6th-7th grade LEGO Robotics team, learn how to build and code with LEGO Robots and be part of this season’s FIRST Lego League Tournaments! Thursdays,

Unleash your inner mad scientist at Sunriver Nature Center Observatory on Sat. Oct. 16 at 10:30am

5-7pm. Through Dec. 2. Samara Learning Center, 230 NE Ninth St., Bend. Contact: 541-382-4682. $125.

Ghost King at the Museum Meet and greet

with local author Valentyne as he signs his latest novel, Ghost King, book one in his Ghosts are Good series. Kasper Kloven, underdog hero, journeys through death to find true love and fulfill his destiny of becoming the GHOST KING. For more information contact the Deschutes Historical Museum Oct. 15, 4-8pm and Oct. 16, 4-8pm. Deschutes Historical Museum, 129 NW Idaho Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-389-1813.

Historical Haunts of Downtown Bend

Historical Haunts of Downtown Bend walking tours return to in-person for two nights only. Each night museum guides lead 13 one-hour tours through historic downtown Bend, bringing the past back to life through history and paranormal mystery. Space is limited. Tours begin at the museum and end downtown. Oct. 15, 4-8pm and Oct. 16, 4-8pm. Deschutes Historical Museum, 129 NW Idaho Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-389-1813. info@ $15.

Kids Open Play Our Kids Ninja Warrior gym

is a wonderful space for kids to stay active and have fun! We offer both Toddler Open Play for the littles and Kids Open Play for kids– babies and toddlers are welcome too. Our clean, bright and fully padded space is full of fun-filled movement Saturdays-Sundays, Noon-3pm. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 5412413919. Kids Open Play 1-Pass $15 Kids Open Play 10-Pass $130.

Mad Science Family Program Unleash your inner Mad Scientist while your family experiments with colorful, fun and messy chemistry. A participating adult is required. Includes nature center admission. Sat, Oct. 16, 10:30am-noon and Sat, Oct. 30, 10:30am-noon. Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, 57245 River Rd., Sunriver. Contact: 541-593-4442. $10-12. Private Birthday Parties $335 reservation fee

for Private Birthday Parties this includes: 12 free Kids Open Play passes (you may invite up to 25 kids, if more than 12 kids come, then it’s $10 per child) and two-hour private access to the gym and private party room (it’s all yours!) Saturdays-Sundays, 3-5pm. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. info@ $335 two Hour Private Access to Entire Facility Free Open Play Passes.

Schilling’s Pumpkin Patch - The Patch With a View We have the closest pumpkin patch to Bend and have an amazing view of the Cascade Mountains! We offer pumpkins, a hay maze, a farm stand, farm animals, seasonal plant favorite

like mums, asters, pansies, ornamental kale and cabbage plus so much more! Mondays-Sundays. Through Oct. 31. Schilling’s Garden Market, 64640 Old Bend-Redmond HWY, Bend. Contact: 541-3230160. Free.

Teen Service Club Join Camp Fire’s teen community service club for 9th-12th graders: Tuesdays, 5-7pm. Through Nov. 9. Join Camp Fire’s teen community service club for 7th-9th graders: Teens Ignited. Wednesdays, 3-5pm. Through Nov. 10. BendTECH, 1001 SW Emkay Dr, Bend. Contact: 541-382-4682. Sliding scale pricing $55-$220. Toddler Open Play Our Kids Ninja Warrior gym is a wonderful space for kids to stay active and have fun! Our clean, bright and fully padded space is full of fun-filled movement Mondays-Thursdays-Sundays, 9am-Noon. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. Toddler Open Play 1-Pass $12 Toddler Open Play 10-Pass $105. Twinkle Toes Tap Learn the basics of Tap! This

beginner class for ages 5-7 will have kids tapping their toes and learning the basic steps of tap. Class is designed for beginner tap dancer with little or no experience. Tuesdays, 3:35-4:20pm. Through June 14. Academie de Ballet Classique, 162 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-382-4055. dance@ $61.

FOOD EVENTS Elixir Wine Group Pop-Up Restaurant

Join us for an elevated dining experience. Featuring Chef Josh Podwils creating French-inspired food using the best ingredients sourced from Central Oregon. Dishes are paired with Elixirs portfolio of globally and locally produced wines. Live Jazz Saturday from 4-7 on the patio. Book at Elixir Wine Company Reservations. Fridays-Saturdays, 6-9pm. Elixir Wine Group, 11 NW Lava Road, Bend. Contact: 541-388-5330. $12-$40.

Kara’s Kitchenware - Cooking Classes See full event list: events/list/ Wednesdays-Sundays. Through Dec. 31. Kara Hansen, 375 SW Powerhouse Dr #120, Bend. Contact: 541-617-0312.

BEER & DRINK Corliss Winery Tasting The Winemaker of

Corliss Winery out of Walla Walla Joins us to taste through 4 of the newest releases. This iconic winery is sold out and has a waitlist for their wineclub. But we have them!! No reservations necessary, just show up anytime during the tasting! Oct. 20, 4:30-6:30pm. The Good Drop Wine Shoppe, 141 NW Minnesota Ave, Bend. Contact: 541-410-1470. $20.

Cross Cut Warming Hut: Locals’ Day!

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

Growler Discount Night! Enjoy $2 off growler

fills every Wednesday at Bevel! Wednesdays. Bevel Craft Brewing, 911 SE Armour Rd. Suite B, Bend. Contact: 831-245-1922. Free.

Locals Night Now that the summer tourism season is winding to a close, The Yard @ Bunk+Brew is rewarding all of the true locals with half off pints in the Beer Garden! Old Ironwood Taps will offer discounted local craft beers and other drink specials. Come mix with true locals! Wednesdays, 6-9pm. Through Oct. 13. Bunk+Brew, 42 NW Hawthorne Ave. Bend. Contact: 458-202-1090. Locals’ Night Monday is the day to be at Silver

Moon Brewing! We offer $3 Pints of our core line up beers and $4 pours of our barrel-aged beers all day. We will see you there! Mondays. Silver Moon Brewing, 24 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend.

Locals’ Day Come on down to Bevel Craft Brewing for $4 beers and cider and $1 off wine all day. There are also food specials from the food carts located out back at The Patio! Tuesdays. Bevel Craft Brewing, 911 SE Armour Rd. Suite B, Bend. Contact: Free.

ATHLETIC EVENTS Bend Area Running Fraternity The group will

run, maintaining social distance, along the Deschutes River and then receive discounted drinks from the cidery after the run! Mondays, 5pm. AVID Cider Co. Taproom, 550 SW Industrial Way, Bend. Contact: Free.

CORK Mom Squad This group is open to moms of all running levels! The focus of the group will be to connect with other moms, to share advice/information on running while pregnant or with a family and to have fun! Meet back at the LOGE by 9:50am for coffee and chatting! Third Sunday of every month, 9-10am. LOGE Bend, 19221 SW Century Dr. Bend. Contact: centraloregonrunningklub@ Free. CORK Saturday Morning Long Run Meet

at Thump Coffee in NWX at 8 am for our Saturday Run. We will head out for a long run then meet back at Thump for a coffee. All paces are welcome! See you Saturday! Saturdays, 8-10am. Thump Coffee, NW Crossing, 549 NW York Dr., Bend. Contact: 541-647-2284. centraloregonrunningklub@gmail. com. Free.


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Dodgeball (Adult Co-Ed League) Join

the premier co-ed social adult dodgeball league committed to making sure players have fun, get a workout and make new friends. Register on site or online. Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30pm. Through Dec. 15. Mazama Gym, COCC Bend Campus, 2600 NW College Way, Bend. Contact: $7.


FootZone and Cascade Relays Pub Run to Waypoints When: Wednesday, October

13th. Time: 5:30 PM. Route: Meet at FootZone, run to Waypoint (921 Mt Washington Dr. Bend). Not feeling a run? Meet us there! 6:00 PM. Beer and Raffle Prizes! Oct. 13, 5:30pm. FootZone, 842 NW Wall St., Bend. Free.

Planet Fitness Home Work-Ins Planet Fitness is offering free daily workouts via livestream! The best part? No equipment needed. Get your sweat on at least four times a day. Valid even for those without memberships! Visit the Planet Fitness Facebook page for more details. Ongoing, 4-5pm. Free. Redmond Running Group Run All levels

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

OUTDOOR EVENTS Wildlife + Landscape Photo Workshop Learn how to capture engaging nature shots

with professional photographer Christian Murillo. All experience levels and camera equipment (smartphones) are welcome. Come enjoy the outdoors and learn about photography at this awesome workshop! Sun., Oct. 17, 4:30-6:30pm. Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, 57245 River Rd, Sunriver. $80. .

Grit Clinics: Beginner/Intermediate Skills We’ll begin by dialing in our bike setup

and body position, then work on skills throughout the afternoon. Examples of some of the skills we will work on include braking, shifting, cornering, switchbacks, wheel lifts, line choice, technical descending and getting up and over logs and rocks. Saturdays, 1:30-3:30pm. Seventh Mountain Resort, 18575 SW Century Dr., Bend. Contact: 541-728-7878. $75.

Grit Clinics: Cornering & Switchbacks OR Jumping* Cornering/Switchbacks (odd

dates): We’ll practice bermed corners, flat loose corners and switchbacks until we’re all dizzy with progress! Jumping (even dates): We’ll start by practicing fundamental skills in grass that lead to jumping (like body position, wheel lifts, level lifts and bunny hops), then take it to small jumps. Saturdays, 11am-1pm. Seventh Mountain Resort, 18575 SW Century Dr., Bend. Contact: 541-728-7878. $75.

Grit Clinics: Happy Hour Trail Ride ‘N Skills Join Grit Clinics at a new trail each week

to work on specific skills needed for the features you will encounter. We’ll tackle jumps and corners on Whoops, technical climbing and descending on Funner, swooping descents on Tiddlywinks and more! Our weekly trail choice will be determined ahead of time. Fridays, 4-6pm. Phil’s Trailhead, Skyliner Rd, Bend. Contact: 541-728-7878. info@ $75.

Grit Clinics: Skills & Ride We’ll start with

dialing in our bikes and body position and progress through several more skills before hopping on the nearby trails to test our new skills on a fun ride. Sundays, 10am-1pm. Seventh Mountain Resort, 18575 SW Century Dr., Bend. Contact: 541-7287878. $99.

Grit Clinics: Women’s Foundational Mountain Bike Skills Calling all ladies new to

mountain biking! In just two hours, you’ll feel more confident setting up your bike, shifting, braking and navigating small trail obstacles after instruction from the skilled coaches at Grit Clinics. Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Seventh Mountain Resort, 18575 SW Century Dr., Bend. Contact: 541-7287878. $75.

Women's Foundational Mountain Bike Skills Clinic, at Seventh Mountain Resort happening Wednesdays at 5:30pm.

HEALTH & WELLNESS 40 Days to Personal Revolution For the duration of the program, we meet Tuesday nights for 75-minute holistic coaching sessions centered on balancing body, mind and spirit. Tuesdays, 7-8:15pm. Through Nov. 16. Contact: 541-550-8550. $40. Bend Pilates Bend Pilates is now offering a full

schedule of classes through Zoom! Sign up for your class on and download Zoom. For more information visit Ongoing, Noon-1pm. $20.

Capoeira: A Perfect Adventure Become your own hero. The Brazilian art form of Capoeira presents opportunities to develop personal insights, strength, balance, flexibility, musicality, voice, rhythm and language by tapping the energy of this rich cultural expression and global community. Text 541-678-3460 for location and times. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 7:10pm. High Desert Martial Arts, 2535 NE Studio Rd., Bend. Contact: 541-678-3460. $30 intro month. Coaching Group Build your dream life while connecting to a supportive, motivating community. Clarify your goals - internal or external, immediate or long-term, self or other focused. Learn new skills, techniques and insights to make it happen! Led by Diana Lee, Meadowlark Coaching. Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Contact: 914-980-2644. $15-25. Diabetes Prevention Workshop Join us as we get active, lose weight and feel great together! This free, online diabetes prevention program is sponsored by your Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson County health departments. Learn how to manage stress, improve your heart health, eat well and stay motivated! Tuesdays, 9-11am. Through July 12. Contact: 541-876-1848. Free. Drop In Monday Meditation - open to all Come join us in the beautiful gardens for meditation and healing! Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm. Blissful Heart Wellness Center, 45 NW Greeley Ave, Bend. Contact: 510-220-2441. cathleen@blissful-heart. com. Donation Based.

In-Person Yoga at LOFT Wellness & Day Spa In-person yoga classes at Bend’s newest

yoga studio! Tuesdays: Vinyasa with instructor Kelly Jenkins. 5-6pm. Limited to five participants. Thursdays: Foundation Flow with instructor Kelly Jenkins. 5-6pm. Limited to five participants. Schedule online or give us a call to reserve your spot!

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5-6pm. Loft Wellness & Day Spa, 339 SW Century Drive Ste 203, Bend. Contact: 541-690-5100. $20.

Kirtan, Dance, and Sacred Song Join us Thursdays at Tula Movement Arts and Yoga for an evening of Kirtan Dance and Sacred Song with the Bendavan Bhakti Band, around the back outside on the grass. No experience needed. An uplifting evening of Bhakti Yoga Thursdays, 6-8pm. Tula Movement Arts, 2797 NW Clearwater Dr. Suite 100, Bend. Suggested donation $10-$20. Living Well with Chronic Conditions The

Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson County health departments are offering this six week, online class to support people living with chronic health conditions. Wednesdays, 10am-Noon through Nov. 24. Contact: 541-322-7446. Free.

Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting

Zoom meeting Password: 301247 For more information: Sundays, 3-4pm. Contact: 541-390-1097.

Praise Music in the Vineyard with Max Clark (No Charge) Join us for praise and wor-

ship in the vineyard with live music at 11 am. Chairs are provided for you. Oct. 17, 11am-Noon. Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards, 70450 NW Lower Valley Dr., Terrebonne. Contact: Free of Charge - RSVP Only.

Prenatal Yoga 4-Week Series Rejuvenate, relax and recharge as we move, breath and build community with other expectant moms! Thursdays, 10:45-11:45am. Through Nov. 4. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. info@ Registration $72. Drop-In (if space allows) $20.

Sound Yoga & Gong Bath Meditation This

experiential yoga class explores vibration through movement, music and meditation. Please bring a yoga mat, cushion and blanket for max comfort. All levels. Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Through Oct. 26. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon, 61980 Skyline Ranch Rd. Bend. Contact: 808-7830374. $15-$20.

Sound Yoga & Gong Bath Meditation Eastside This experiential yoga class explores

vibration through movement, music and meditation. Please bring a yoga mat, cushion and blanket for max comfort. All levels. Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Through Oct. 27. Hanai Foundation, 62430 Eagle Rd. Bend. Contact: 808-783-0374. $15-$20 suggested donation.

Tai Chi class The focus of my teaching is on the individual, not on the group. I teach the original form as it was taught in the monastery: unchanged—Taoist Tai Chi Chuan 108 movements. This holistic approach focuses on the entire body as well as the mental and spiritual aspects. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 9:45-10:45am. Central Oregon Tai Chi, 1601 NW Newport Ave, Bend. Contact: 541797-9620. $70. Tai Chi for Health™ created by Dr. Paul Lam This two day per week class is appropriate

for anyone who wants a slower Tai Chi class or those dealing with chronic health conditions. Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:45-9:45am. Oregon Tai Chi, 1350 SE Reed Mkt Rd Ste 102, Bend. Contact: 541-389-5015. $55-$65.

The Transformative Power of Resonance in Relationships Navigating interper-

sonal relationship dynamics is key to our wellbeing and creating a sense of aliveness with others. In this class learn resonant communication and awareness practices for conscious connection, clarity and calm. Wednesdays, 6-8pm. Through Nov. 10. Contact: 503-680-5810. bethwm519@ $150 for one or $260 for 2 people.

The Vance Stance/Structural Reprogramming Tired of being in pain? Get to the root of why you are tight, crooked or suffering in this series of two-hour classes in posture and flexibility that begin Mon, Aug. 30th. Choose from four class times weekly. Mondays-Thursdays, noon-2pm and Mondays-Wednesdays, 6-8pm. Through Nov. 18. EastSide Home Studio, 21173 Sunburst Ct. Bend. Contact: 541-330-9070. x12 class, $180.

Vinyasa + Vino Women’s Event The best

combo ever - Yoga, Friends and Wine (or bubbly water). Oct. 15, 7:30-9:30pm. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. info@freespiritbend. com. Pre-Registration Required. $25.

Yoga Nidra with Cynthia Latimer Full

Moon Yoga Nidra at White Aspen Creative @Widgi Creek w/ Cynthia Latimer + Angie Goodstein and you are invited to enjoy a deep relaxation, meditation & some much needed pampering. Please join us for a night of YOGA NIDRA ~ a systematic method of complete relaxation. Oct. 20, 7-9pm. White Aspen Creative, 18707 SW Century Dr. Bend.



Oct 30

5k and Half Marathon

The half marathon race is limited to 500 runners, so don’t get left behind! (the race always sells out)





A Plant-Forward Evening, LITTLE BITES and a Night at a Rooftop Bar So Long, Kebaba By Nicole Vulcan

By Nicole Vulcan Courtesy SCP Redmond


ike all of Central Oregon, Redmond is growing fast. These days, its once-sleepy downtown corridor is alive with a host of awesome food and drink spots, including breweries, taco trucks and… more breweries. It’s a bit hard to believe that it was less than 10 years ago, in 2013, that Wild Ride Brewing—now the locals’ go-to beer hangout and food truck pod—was the talk of the Redmond restaurant scene, taking over the former Parr Lumber building downtown. More recent (and welcome) additions have included Westside Taco Co., now a popular spot for crave-worthy carnitas and more, and chef Amber Amos’ newest baby, Westside Local, a locally sourced restaurant with a menu that focuses on what’s fresh and in season. A couple blocks away relative newbie Carnaval Mexican Cuisine has also been delighting visitors. Among the latest kids on the block this year is Terra Kitchen, the new restaurant inside the SCP Redmond hotel. Located in the former Red Martini—which closed its doors during the pandemic—Terra is a flash of the bright and new in downtown Redmond. The red décor and the dark curtains are gone; now, the space is bright and modern. Designers aimed for a “sustainable, minimalist concept,” with “terracotta lighting, elements of native flora, and a color palette of earth tones. Use of natural salvaged hardwoods throughout is another nod to sustainability in the space,” describes a press release from SCP Redmond. Terra Kitchen boasts a “plant-forward” menu that draws largely on local ingredients from local farms and

Terra’s Mediterranean-inspired menu includes a Melon Caprese, featuring burrata cheese, melons, Persian cucumbers and more.

focuses on “coastal Mediterranean” cuisine. Local farms including Sungrounded Farms in Terrebonne, Rooper Ranch and Deschutes Gourmet Mushrooms in Redmond, along with Five Kingdoms Farm in Bend are among the establishments contributing to the menu. Whenever possible, Chef Sean Hulecki—formerly of Pronghorn Resort—taps the hotel’s rooftop garden to add items to the dishes. While “plant forward” might indicate that the place is vegetarian-only, guests can add fish or meats to dishes as they desire. So it went on my visit to the restaurant soon after its opening this summer. Our first course included bread service and the Summer Roots salad, a delightful combo of root veggies including golden beets, goat Courtesy SCP Redmond

cheese, herbs, and, surprisingly, avocado. While my dining partner and I remarked upon the avocado seeming a bit out of place, Hulecki said his aim was to combine a number of textures into one dish. Next up was the Paella Valenciana—a dish not often enjoyed by vegetarians in restaurants, due to the usual addition of seafood. Terra’s version included charred cauliflower, snow peas, leeks and other veggies. We opted to add grilled salmon to our paella, which was on the list of nightly protein specials. Lots of grilled bread and fresh sprouts made this a yummy, while unusual, form of this popular Spanish dish. Topping off our dinner was a heavenly lemon dessert, which appears to be seasonal as it is not currently on the restaurant’s menu. That’s some of the fun of going to a seasonal restaurant; a dinner eaten during the bounty of summer will undoubtedly be different than one enjoyed later in the year. Before our visit was over, we were able to enjoy one last benefit of eating in a restaurant inside a hotel like SCP Redmond: the bar and view from above. SCP Redmond’s rooftop bar garnered a lot of attention when it opened in late 2019 and for good reason. With cozy nooks for lounging and a great view of the mountains and downtown, it’s an ideal place to sit back and enjoy a nightcap. The inventive drinks—including one featuring the unlikely pairing of charcoal and lemon—were the ideal additions to a night “on top of the world.”  Terra Kitchen

Dessert wine adds to the experience at Terra.

Inside the SCP Redmond Hotel 521 SW 6th St., Redmond

One of the Source Weekly’s longtime winners in our Best of Central Oregon readers’ poll is closing its doors for good this Friday. Kebaba’s owners announced on the restaurant’s social media channels Oct. 5 that they would close the space on October 15. They cited the ongoing staffing shortage—which has impacted restaurants across Central Oregon over the past several months—as the main reason for the closure. “Given the overwhelming challenges of staffing two restaurants in the current environment, we made the difficult decision to simplify and consolidate our operations so we can return full focus back to our original restaurant, Pizza Mondo,” the owners wrote. Kebaba, in operation since 2006, won our Best of Central Oregon poll for Best Mediterranean 15 years in a row. “Change is tough, but it is also inevitable, and we are now all looking forward to our next adventures,” the owners wrote.

A New Café for the Old Sparrow Location The building in the Old Ironworks complex recently vacated by the original Sparrow Bakery location won’t sit empty for long. The owners of The Workhouse, the artists’ collective and makers’ space located across the courtyard from the old Sparrow location, have announced plans to occupy the space and use it for another café. Café des Chutes will offer “locally made coffee, tea, baked goods, sundries and snacks,” its new Instagram profile announced last week. For those missing grabbing Sparrow’s famous Ocean Rolls from this east side location, Café des Chutes will provide, promising to serve Ocean Rolls along with the other goodies. “To start—probably the first six to nine months, we’ll be operating in a similar fashion as Sparrow Scott St. has throughout COVID—through a takeout window with patio seating only,” said Cari Brown, co-owner of the new café, who also owns The Workhouse with husband Christian Brown. “During that time we will be developing our own signature bakes & cafe menu and—in a similar fashion to that of The Workhouse—offer a platform for some of the very talented artisans in the area who are already producing excellent foods.” In the spring or summer, the Browns plan to develop “phase II,” with indoor seating and bodega space. “Once we have completed that process, we will move all of our sundries and snack items—Meadowland, The Root Cellar, Holm Made Toffee, Kinergy Kombucha, Sansarc Culture, etc... from The Workhouse over and expand our food offerings there,” Cari Brown told the Source. Find Café des Chutes at @cafedeschutes on Instagram. 


Enjoying an evening at Terra, among the latest additions to downtown Redmond

FILM SHORTS By Jared Rasic  Your friendly local film reviewer’s takes on what’s out there in the world of movies. Halloween Kills - Courtesy Miramax



THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2: The first one was a little less dark than I expected from an “Addams Family” movie, so here’s hoping this one adds a little more pitch-black humor to my favorite creepy family (other than mine). All I know is that Snoop Dogg is voicing Cousin Itt, which means I have to see this. Regal Old Mill, Sisters Movie House, McMenamins FREE GUY: Oh Ryan Reynolds, you had me at video game character who gains sentience and becomes a hero. I’m glad this was better than it looked…and should have been. Regal Old Mill HALLOWEEN KILLS: The thing I think I love the most about this new “Halloween” trilogy from director David Gordon Green is that it’s a direct sequel to the original from 1978, meaning that Michael Meyers is now an unstoppable killing machine…in his late 60s. If only I could be in that good of shape. Regal Old Mill, Streaming LAMB: Just…just watch the trailer. I don’t know that I can describe this in words that will mean anything other than to say "creepy Icelandic horror that looks like every nightmare I had while growing up on a farm." Regal Old Mill THE LAST DUEL: Ridley Scott takes on a “Rashomon”-like tale, co-written by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon and starring a very serious Adam Driver. Someone needs to give him a hug. Regal Old Mill THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK: For all of us asking why Tony Soprano was like

that, here’s our answers. I’m assuming the answer is “because mafia violence,” but we’ll see. Regal Old Mill, Streaming NO TIME TO DIE: The long-awaited and long-delayed final film in Daniel Craig’s five-film Bond era. From the director behind the stellar first season of “True Detective” and with a 165-minute running time, expect this to tide us over until we get a new Bond, a new director and maybe a more progressive take on the character. Regal Old Mill, Sisters Movie House, Odem Theater Pub, McMenamins SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS: Yeah, yeah, I know, it’s another Marvel movie, but if I can’t be excited for a giant budget martial arts fantasy starring Awkwafina and Tony Leung (in his English-language debut), then I’m just not Jared anymore. This is probably the best Marvel project since “Infinity War.” Regal Old Mill VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE: This has such a delightfully strange trailer and I’m so excited to see Woody Harrelson play a serial killer again for the first time since “Natural Born Killers.” Dreams really do come true. Regal Old Mill, Sisters Movie House, Odem Theater Pub Disclaimer: Movie showings shift like the sands on a beach and could easily have changed by the time we went to press, so if any of these movies sound interesting to you, check your local listings for accurate showtimes. These are for entertainment purposes only. My entertainment.


SCREEN May the Source Be With You

October’s edition of podcasts, streaming and more By Jared Rasic



In Pod We Trust: A podcast I’ve recently discovered and completely fallen in love with is “Heal With It,” which is entirely focused on the healing process, but in real-world contexts. For whatever ails you, there will eventually be an episode of “Heal With It,” where the psychologist host, Maytal Eyal, Ph.D., brings in the proper expert to help and to break down the healthiest ways to grow. The newest episode has Danish author Iben Sandahl as a guest, discussing their book, “The Danish Way of Parenting,” which goes into how different children become when they’re actually taught empathy in school. It’s a fascinating episode that kinda reinforced my belief that empathy is the most important tool we have as artists and human beings. If you’re looking for a fun new horror podcast you might not have discovered yet, “The Calls Are Coming From

Hamish Linklater will absolutely convert you to “Midnight Mass.”

Inside the Podcast” is an absolute blast. Host Kevin Sparrow has his guests talk specifically about the one horror movie that really hit them hardest, as the point of the show seems to be Sparrow’s search for the exact feeling people get from horror and why they love it. There have only been a half dozen episodes so far, so if you’re looking for deep dives into some of your favorite horror movies, now is a good time to jump aboard this one. Now Streaming I have a new obsession and I know it’s not going to be for everyone (surprise, surprise). Sure, “Squid Game” is bleakly fun and there are all sorts of guilty pleasures clogging up the streaming services, but

I just finished what I think might be the best limited series I’ve seen since “Haunting of Hill House.” Netflix’s new series “Midnight Mass” is from Mike Flanagan, the co-writer/director of “Hill House” and “Bly Manor,” but instead of going for jump scares and interesting gore, Flanagan has done something completely different with this new series. Imagine Stephen King’s “Salem’s Lot” blended with the Catholic frenzy of “The Exorcist” and the technical wizardry of Flanagan’s “Doctor Sleep” and you might come close to approaching the very specific joys I received watching “Midnight Mass.” The show follows a dying fishing community on an island off the Pacific Northwest coast and the new preacher who

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shows up to change their lives. Miracles start happening, people start disappearing and island life becomes filled with terror and beauty in equal measure. The series is an absolute slow burn, so if you’re not a fan of episodes filled with character development and religious philosophy, this might not be for you. However, if the thought of an entire episode focused on two people sitting on a couch and discussing what they think happens after death sounds fascinating to you, then join me on this one. Everything goes completely, bloodily, bats*it insane in the last three episodes, so viewers' patience is rewarded. Thought-provoking horror doesn’t happen very often and, when it does, it’s rarely as beautiful as “Midnight Mass.” 





Courtesy Netflix

have two very important questions for you all: 1) How has this last month been? and 2) Is “Squid Game” the biggest Netflix original series since “Tiger King?” I hope the answer to the first question is “Better every day,” and I’m sure the answer to the second is “Obviously, nerd. People like things with weird titles and murderous games.” Down below I’ll talk about something I watched that I thought was even better than “Squid Game,” but we know how particular I can be with genre stuff. Anyway, we at the Source hope you’re well, and we’re excited to spend this winter doing our best to keep you warm. Here are a few things I’m enjoying this month.















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Put the Leaves to Work in Your Yard

GO HERE By Trevor Bradford

Courtesy Tom Lawler

Fallen leaves provide wildlife habitat and free mulch By LeeAnn Kriegh

very autumn, in the few months between our short growing season and our long winter, Central Oregonians must contend with another challenge: leaves. So many leaves. Cristy Harvey knows the challenge well. Her small 1920s home sits on an average-sized west-side lot with an outsized backyard. Right now, that yard is layered in leaves and needles that have fallen — and are falling — from six fruit trees, four ponderosa pines, assorted other small trees and untold shrubs, including roses, redosier dogwoods and enough currants and bramble fruits to feed friends for months. And that’s only a partial list of the plants on her own property. Harvey also must contend with foliage that falls from her neighbors’ trees, including one particularly prodigious leaf maker — a large quaking aspen that she drily notes “does not respect property lines.” Dealing with leaves every autumn, Harvey admits, “I sometimes feel a sense of Sisyphean futility.” Many in Bend can relate. We may not have as many deciduous trees as Western Oregon, but those we do have shed more than enough foliage to form berms and fill wheelbarrows. The annual question is what to do about all those leaves: blow them, mow them, bin them, bag them or leave them be? Leave the leaves Experts say the primary answer is the latter — leave the leaves where they fall. Oregon State University Extension notes that “leaves are a readily available organic matter source” that can be left on top of vegetable gardens and under shrubs and trees to “smother winter annual weeds, decrease runoff, and increase soil water retention for the following summer.” In other words, leaves provide many of the same benefits as bark mulch, only without the cost and slivers. Rick Martinson, co-owner of WinterCreek Restoration and Nursery, adds that bark mulch and wood chips can stress soil because they’re difficult to break down. Conversely, he says, “Leaves feed microbial populations in the soil that benefit plants. If you rake away all that organic material, you’re going to stress out your plants. Then you have to buy fertilizer to try to replace what the leaves were doing in the first place.” Harvey has another reason for leaving the leaves on her property: It’s easy. She’s a big believer in what she calls “lazy gardening,” noting, “Mulch makes it sound like there’s some effort involved, when in reality I just let most leaves overwinter where they fall. By spring the leaves have composted themselves in place, so I don’t have to do anything with them.”

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Save time, money and critical pollinators by leaving leaves alone.

For aesthetics and to clear walkways, storm drains and lawns, it’s often necessary to move some leaves. Martinson suggests piling those leaves under plants or in corners of the yard. If you have a compost pile, you can place them there, which is what Harvey does with the many, many leaves volunteered by her neighbor’s aspen tree. “I actually really like having a couple wheelbarrow loads of aspen leaves that I can put on my compost pile because worms love them,” she says. “The leaves break down nicely, and they’re free.” Balancing human and wildlife needs One source of leaves in Harvey’s yard is the 15-foot-long stretch of raspberries along her garage. “Midsummer, from dawn to dusk it’s a buzzing, vibrating area, full of bees,” she says. “But one day last summer, I noticed there were so few bees I could count them. That was kind of an ‘Oh, shit’ moment.” Recent studies don’t use that exact language, but they’ve identified the same problem: Insects are disappearing. It’s difficult to count populations of a million different species, but many appear to be declining fast. That’s dangerous because insects pollinate much of the food we eat and are at the base of the food chain. As they go, so go birds and countless other species. That connects back to the leaves in our yards because leaves provide food and shelter for bees, butterflies, moths and other small animals. Mowing and shredding leaves eliminates their overwintering habitat and kills those that are attached to or mixed in with the leaves as eggs, larvae or adults. Harvey admits that she doesn’t love interacting with all insects—earwigs, for example. “A, they’re gross,” she says. After a long pause, it becomes clear that there is no “B.” However, she also recognizes that, as Martinson says, “there’s a whole ecosystem in leaf litter, including a lot of critters that are needed to break down the leaves.” So, while she doesn’t like looking at earwigs or having her kale leaves nibbled,

Harvey contends that she'd, "Much rather work with insects to find a really comfortable balance where I can grow what I like and wildlife can have a good time too.” In her 16 years in Bend, Harvey has yet to run out of uses for all her leaves. She doesn’t even need a yard debris bin because she puts all of her leaves— and those gifted from her neighbors— to work in her yard, either feeding the soil, feeding her compost or feeding and housing insects and other wildlife. —LeeAnn Kriegh is author of “The Nature of Bend” and “The Nature of Portland,” available now at local booksellers and at  Rick Martinson, a Central Oregon Master Gardener with a Ph.D. in horticulture, offers these tips for managing leaves in fall. Most leaves: Leave most leaves where they fall as free mulch for trees, shrubs and vegetable gardens. To avoid moisture and disease transfer, make sure there are a few leaffree inches around stems and trunks. Walkways: Rake or sweep leaves off walkways so they won’t get slick in winter. Stack the leaves in piles that are fun for kids and provide overwintering habitat for pollinators and other wildlife. Lawns: A thick mat of leaves will smother lawns, so rake or sweep leaves off. Avoid mowing or shredding, which will kill butterflies and other insects in and on the leaves. Compost bin: If you have an outdoor bin or pile, add leaves as carbon-rich brown matter to feed soil-dwelling organisms. Pine needles: For most urbanites, Martinson suggests removing all but about an inch-high layer of needles under pine trees. The idea is to emulate the frequent ground fires that burn needles in healthy eastside pine forests. Excess needles can be put in bins or composted over many years.

Zoom in on beautiful birds like the Western Bluebird at Sunriver’s Bird Walks.

Walk and See the Birds

Human beings have always been mesmerized by majestic birds that fly overhead. Hawks, hummingbirds and owls are popular species that bird enthusiasts love getting a glimpse of while exploring nature in Oregon. For a more informed, lucid view of these feathered creatures, sign up for the Bird Walk hosted by local bird expert Tom Lawler and the Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory. Join Lawler and other bird lovers on a scenic hike along various trails and learn how to identify a variety of species found in the wetlands, meadows and forests surrounding the Nature Center. Expect the hike to be around 3 to 4 miles and be sure to bring sturdy footwear, bottled water and a pair of binoculars for your viewing pleasure. A limited number of binoculars will be available for hikers to borrow. Take a walk on the wild side Sat. Oct. 16 and become a master on the variety of species of birds Bend has to offer. The event starts at 9am and ends at noon. Admission is $10 and pre-registration is required due to limited capacity. Bird watching is an excellent way to get some fresh air and learn something new. “Whether you are new to birding or an experienced birder, there is always something exciting to see through your binoculars!” says the SNCO website. For more information, visit event/bird-walk-10-16/.




An Oregon cannabis company gets fined for allegedly mislabeling its products By Josh Jardine


regon Cannabis and CBD products company Cura has been in the news recently, for allegedly recurring and escalating “truth in labeling” issues. The OLCC has accused Cura of producing products which contained unlisted ingredients, of producing products not containing the listed amount of THC, of producing products containing THC which should not have any, and most recently, of producing a high-THC product which contained zero THC. Like a weed dealer who places a thumb on the scale, Cura was called out as early as February 2019, when they reportedly produced 186,152 vape cartridges sold without listing they contained “botanically derived terpenes and/or medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil as an ingredient.” This information is at odds with Cura's Instagram posts which claimed “‘flagship Select Elite uses only cannabis distillate and cannabis terpenes.”  The Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission hit Cura with a record fine of $110,000— $100,000 for misleading labeling, and $10,000 for “dishonest conduct,” not an enviable distinction for Oregon’s biggest cannabis company.  In September, Cura agreed to a proposed settlement establishing a $500,000 fund, which would pay out up to $200 per individual who purchased one of the 186,000+ products. Those who purchased vaporizer cartridges from the Select brand may be eligible for some of that money. Details have not yet been released regarding how one applies, nor how one submits proof of purchase, as dispensary sales at the time were overwhelmingly cash-only. The ongoing second class action lawsuit is for $10 million, filed in July 2020 by Brian Blackford, alleging that Select Elite cartridges were tested by an independent lab and contained 55% THC, not the 76.9% the label stated. That’s 550 mg of THC delivered on a 769 mg promise. We will assume this error was made by men, who often exaggerate measurements.  Last month, the OLCC issued a twopart recall for some of Cura’s products.   It started with a batch of 700 bottles of Select CBD Broad Spectrum tincture, each with a listed amount of 1000 mg of CBD sourced from hemp, and labeled as having “<LOQmg”of THC.” A change in label laws by the OLCC in 2020 now requires producers to use this acronym for “Limits of Quantification” instead of zero. This recognizes there may be miniscule amounts of a substance, in this case THC.  But when announcing the recall of

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the 500 bottles sold and 200 bottles remaining in stock, the OLCC said that the actual amount of THC in the product may “impair unsuspecting consumers,” with a product inspector stating “For someone unfamiliar (with THC), it could be overwhelming.” It was extremely overwhelming for “Brady,” a woman who spoke with the Portland Business Journal about using a bottle of the tincture. “I woke up in a complete paranoid panic. I didn’t know what was going on,” she told the Journal. “I had never experienced anything like that before. I thought I was insane and was having a psychotic breakdown. I was up the entire night. I almost called 911. I honestly thought I’d gone crazy.” We’ve all been there, Brady. She told the Journal she’s a “regular CBD user who...found (it) helps her relax and sleep” and that, “she avoided marijuana products specifically because THC had a tendency to make her anxious and paranoid.” For something without any THC, perhaps try a bottle of Cura’s Select THC Drops, with a listed 1000 mg of THC. Wait, what? Well, about that 1000 mg... The OLCC tested a batch produced in May and found it contained no detectable level of THC. Some 630 bottles were sold, leaving hundreds of+ very disappointed and unstoned buyers.  The OLCC has expanded the initial recall to include the (THC free) THC drops, with label ID 1354 and Unique Identification number 1A401030002C0B1000002311. No word if Cura has plans to compensate buyers who purchased either product, or hire staff who can discern which bottle gets the THC, and which bottle does not. Stay tuned.

THE REC ROOM Crossword


By Brendan Emmett Quigley

Pearl’s Puzzle

Difficulty Level


We’re Local!

© Pearl Stark

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



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

“The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer ______ into its winter______.” —Henry Beston, Northern Farm


ACROSS 1. Groom’s words 5. Inflatable mattress flaw 9. Movies with many extras 14. ___ man (Joe Six Pack) 15. Stew pot 16. Symbol of the Netherlands 17. Who do you think you are 18. Strange temper? 20. Part of France where nobody speaks? 22. They might have celebrity endorsements 23. Uber ___ 24. Academy newbs 28. Run the Jewels members 30. They’ll marry you 31. “The natives ___ restless” 32. Sports equipment with a prominent shaft 33. Sob story theme 34. “Documentary Now!” bit 35. Odd custard desert? 39. Unit of power named after the steam engine inventor 40. “You got it, cap’n” 41. Consumed 42. Color 43. Bitcoin ___ 44. Fruit used in tarts and jams 48. Fairy tale crone, e.g. 50. Equal 51. Sheep’s hangout 52. Large coffee order? 55. “Don’t call me Ms. Moon Frye, my first name’s enough”? 58. Ain’t proper? 59. South American cornbread treat 60. It may be air brushed from a school day picture 61. Husqvarna rival 62. Two-time Oscar-winning actress Dianne 63. Market symbol 64. Stained glass window section

DOWN 1. Lisa Kudrow’s alma mater 2. Alexia rival 3. “Good eyes!” 4. Risk-free 5. Cigarette’s claim 6. Puts someone into a seat 7. Internet persona, often 8. “Betrayal: The Final Act of the Trump Show” author Jonathan 9. Sells on Amazon, e.g. 10. Throb 11. Sick as a dog 12. Agcy. that employs a 13-Down 13. See 12-Down 19. Dressed to the nines 21. Biden advisor ___ Tanden 25. Desert made with ice cream 26. Great Lake in many a scary-sounding puns 27. Locked in 29. Split in two 30. Graduate’s dream 33. Teeny tiny 34. Rubber on a mound 35. Criminal lawyer Goodman 36. Magazine with a golden rectangle border, for short 37. Spinning room 38. Swahili for “freedom” 39. It’s a personal question 43. Responds positively, as to a masseuse 44. Saskatchewan’s capital 45. Reiki practitioner 46. Get under control 47. Fighting chance 49. Address part that is almost never typed out 50. Jigsaw component 53. Babble on and on 54. Mike Tyson impediment 55. TMJ spot 56. Providence sch. 57. Check out

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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “We must never be afraid to go too far, for truth lies beyond,” declared novelist Marcel Proust. I wouldn’t normally offer that counsel to you Libras. One of your strengths is your skill at maintaining healthy boundaries. You know how to set dynamic limits that are just right: neither too extreme nor too timid. But according to my analysis of the astrological potentials, the coming weeks will be one of those rare times when you’ll be wise to consider an alternative approach: that the most vigorous truths and liveliest energies may lie beyond where you usually go.

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S. Burroughs claimed his greatest strength was a “capacity to confront myself no matter how unpleasant.” But he added a caveat to his brag: Although he recognized his mistakes, he rarely made any corrections. Yikes! Dear Scorpio, I invite you to do what Burroughs couldn’t. Question yourself about how you might have gone off course, but then actually make adjustments and atonements. As you do, keep in mind these principles: 1. An apparent mistake could lead you to a key insight or revelation. 2. An obstruction to the flow may prod you to open your mind and heart to a liberating possibility. 3. A snafu might motivate you to get back to where you belong. 4. A mess could show you something important you’ve been missing.

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novel We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Sagittarian author Shirley Jackson wrote, “Today my winged horse is coming, and I am carrying you off to the moon, and on the moon we will eat rose petals.” I wonder what you would do if you received a message like that—an invitation to wander out on fanciful or mysterious adventures. I hope you’d be receptive. I hope you wouldn’t say, “There are so such things as flying horses. It’s impossible to fly to the moon and eat rose petals.” Even if you don’t typically entertain such whimsical notions, the time is favorable to do so now. I bet you will be pleased with the unexpected grace they bring your way.

sometime soon, I suspect you’ll spy a foreshadowing flash of this denouement.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): According to my understanding of the upcoming weeks, life will present you with unusual opportunities. I suspect you will find it reasonable and righteous to shed, dismantle, and rebel against the past. Redefining your history will be a fun and worthy project. Here are other related activities I recommend for you: 1. Forget and renounce a long-running fear that has never come true. 2. Throw away a reminder of an old experience that makes you feel bad. 3. Freshen your mood and attitude by moving around the furniture and decor in your home. 4. Write a note of atonement to a person you hurt once upon a time. 5. Give yourself a new nickname that inspires you to emancipate yourself from a pattern or habit you want to leave behind.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Taurus poet Donte Collins’ preferred pronouns are “they” and “them.” They describe themself as Black, queer, and adopted. “A lover doesn’t discourage your growth,” they write. “A lover says, ‘I see who you are today, and I cannot wait to see who you become tomorrow.’” I hope you have people like that in your life, Taurus—lovers, friends, allies, and relatives. If there is a scarcity of such beloved companions in your life, the next eight weeks will be an excellent time to round up new ones. And if you are connected with people who delight in your progress and evolution, deepen your connection with them. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Gemini author Lisa Cron advises her fellow writers, “Avoid exclamation points! Really!! Because they’re distracting!! Almost as much as CAPITALIZING THINGS!!!” I’ll expand her counsel to apply not just to writers, but to all of you Geminis. In my astrological opinion, you’re likely to find success in the coming weeks if you’re understated, modest, and unmelodramatic. Make it your goal to create smooth, suave, savvy solutions. Be cagey and cool and crafty.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Capricorn au-

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Ancient Chinese

thor Susan Sontag wrote about people who weren’t receptive to her intensity and intelligence. She said she always had “a feeling of being ‘too much’ for them—a creature from another planet—and I would try to scale myself down to size, so I could be apprehendable and lovable by them.” I understand the inclination to engage in such self-diminishment. We all want to be appreciated and understood. But I urge you to refrain from taming and toning yourself down too much in the coming weeks. Don’t do what Sontag did. In my astrological opinion, it’s time for you to be an extra vivid version of yourself.

philosopher Lao Tzu told us that water is in one sense soft and passive, but is in another sense superb at eroding jams and obstacles that are hard and firm. There’s a magic in the way its apparent weakness overcomes what seems strong and unassailable. You are one of the zodiac’s top wielders of water’s superpower, Cancerian. And in the coming weeks, it will work for you with even more amazing grace than usual. Take full advantage of your sensitivity, your emotional intelligence, and your empathy.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “I am diagnosed with not having enough insanely addictive drugs coursing through my body,” joked comedian Sarah Silverman. Judging from current cosmic rhythms, I’m inclined to draw a similar conclusion about you. It may be wise for you to dose yourself with intoxicants. JUST KIDDING! I lied. Here’s the truth: I would love for you to experience extra rapture, mystic illumination, transcendent sex, and yes, even intoxication in the coming weeks. My analysis of the astrological omens suggests these delights are more likely and desirable than usual. However, the best way to arouse them is by communing with your favorite non-drug and non-alcohol inebriants. The benefits will last longer and incur no psychological cost.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “The truth is,” writes cartoonist Bill Watterson, “most of us discover where we are headed when we arrive.” I sense this will describe your life during the next six weeks. Your long, strange journey won’t come to an end, of course. But a key chapter in that long, strange journey will climax. You will be mostly finished with lessons you have been studying for many moons. The winding road you have been following will end up someplace in particular. And

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Leo author James Baldwin told us, “You read something which you thought only happened to you, and you discover that it happened 100 years ago to [Russian novelist] Fyodor Dostoyevsky. This is a great liberation for the suffering, struggling person, who always thinks that he is alone.” In that spirit, Leo, and in accordance with astrological omens, I urge you to track down people who have had pivotal experiences similar to yours, either in the distant or recent past. These days, you need the consoling companionship they can provide. Their influence could be key to liberating you from at least some of your pain. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Poet Octavio Paz described two kinds of distraction. One is “the distraction of the person who is always outside himself, lost in the trivial, senseless, turmoil of everyday life.” The other is “the distraction of the person who withdraws from the world in order to shut himself up in the secret and ever-changing land of his fantasy.” In my astrological opinion, you Virgos should specialize in the latter during the coming weeks. It’s time to reinvigorate your relationship with your deep inner sources. Go in search of the reverent joy that comes from communing with your tantalizing mysteries. Explore the riddles at the core of your destiny.

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SCIENCE ADVICE GODDESS I’m good friends with an ex. She’s a great person, but we just don’t work romantically. For two years, I’ve been seeing a woman I love and want a future with. She initially said she was fine with my friendship with my ex. Two months ago, she said she was uncomfortable with it and it might even be a deal breaker. How is it fair for her to decide this now? —Don’t Wanna Dump A Friend There are a number of things absent from straight men’s friendships with other men—namely how two dudes boozing it up together on the couch never leads to anyone’s bra being yanked off and flung onto the ceiling fan. Two years ago, your girlfriend did say she was okay with your friendship with your ex. So, your feeling like you’ve been played is understandable—but probably driven the (very common!) tendency to overestimate our ability to engage in reliable “affective forecasting.” “Affect” is researcher-ese for emotion, and affective forecasting involves predicting how some future event will make us feel. Research by psychologists Daniel Gilbert and Timothy Wilson suggests we’re pretty bad at foreseeing what we’ll ultimately want and how happy or unhappy it will make us down the road. Our guesses about how we’ll eventually feel are colored by our circumstances and preferences at the time we’re making a prediction. For example, before your girlfriend was very attached to you, she might’ve believed your friendship with your ex was (and would keep being) no biggie. As her love for you grew, the stakes of losing you loomed large in a way they didn’t back in the cool light of “Mmmkay, let’s see where things go with Mr. (Possibly) Right.” Tell her you want to understand her feelings—and do something few people do when they have a goal of their own in mind: Listen fully and open-mindedly (as opposed to giving the appearance of listening while mentally cataloging all the fantastic points you’ll make). Hearing her fears could help you empathize with her—which should make her feel understood. Explain why she has nothing to worry about (uh, assuming that’s the case). You might also actively reassure her: regularly do stuff to show how much you love her. Ultimately, however, you might have a big ugly choice to make if you can’t get your girlfriend to stop seeing your friendship with your ex as something along the lines of Wile E. Coyote getting the night watchman gig at KFC.

I’m a female college freshman. I was always told that college was the ideal place to find a partner. Disappointingly, there are many more women than men in my year. I want to date a guy and get to know him before having sex, but most of the women seem to hook up right away. I worry that I can’t compete with them, as I’m not comfortable with that trend of behavior. —Old-Fashioned Your body is your temple! Unfortunately, much of your female competition on campus sees theirs that way, too—only their temple’s Angkor Wat, where there’s a dude outside admitting the crowds with a clicker. Colleges have become degree-granting hookup-aterias. There are a number of reasons for this, but you point to a biggie in your email: Over the past 40 years, there’s been a growing imbalance of women to men on campus. At the end of the 2020-21 academic year, women made up 59.5% of college students—“an all-time high”—to men’s 40.5% (per The Wall Street Journal). That’s almost three women for every two men... on average. Some campuses have an even worse guy-girl gap. Though we’re all walking around with pocket supercomputers (which women can use to click their way to home delivery of reliable birth control), our psychology is still tuned for an ancestral world. For ancestral men, hooking up was evolutionarily optimal in a way it was not for our prehistoric lady ancestors. (Guys only get pregnant from sex in creepy sci-fi movies.) The ancestral Adonis with all the notches in his spear handle would likely have left more surviving descendants to pass on his genes. Sexual “economics” work like the monetary kind. An oversupply of women to men gives men the upper hand: transforming the mating “market” into one where men’s evolved preferences rule. In short, women respond to the campus man famine (or more technically, the biased “sex ratio”) “by offering sex without requiring high levels of commitment,” explain evolutionary social psychologists Justin Moss and Jon Maner. Assuming you continue to give hooking up the thumbs down, you might shop for potential partners off-campus (at events or via dating sites), where male-female ratios are less imbalanced. This should keep you from needing to make certain sacrifices to compete for men—like offering really great sex and throwing in a kidney.

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