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Cannabis has been legal in Oregon for six years now, and believe it or not, this fine publication is still the only one east of the mountains with a dedicated column on the subject. Twice a year since 2015, we’ve also put out two special publications that focus more specifically on all things cannabis. This year, our “Leaflet” brings you some news and updates from the industry, as well as some fun. Check out our tour of a legal growing facility in the city of Bend, plus our look at some of the stunning glass artwork out there. And if cannabis is not your thing, don’t worry—there’s plenty of other news, food coverage, local film reviews ("Dune," anyone??) and more inside this issue. Of course, who could forget that Halloween is right around the corner? Inside you’ll find our special roundup of Halloween events for those looking for some scary business outside of home. If you want to start with live music, we recommend checking out our Sound section, where we outline some of the fun to be had at this year’s Bend Roots Revival… which coincides with Halloween weekend. Enjoy your week!


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his week, property owners in Deschutes County and elsewhere in the state are receiving that oft-dreaded document: the property tax bill that shows, for most in this booming community, how much more they’ll be paying this year. Due to Oregon Measure 50, passed in the 1990s, property taxes can’t go up more than 3% from either the maximum assessed value or real market value, whichever is lower. For the most part, that ensures that while we see the prices of homes skyrocket in our area, the amount we are paying each year doesn’t skyrocket, too. And as we’ve seen in many aspects of local life, those tax dollars are sorely needed to cover not just basic services like the county health department or the district attorney’s office—but also for growing concerns like homelessness and child care. The needs of our region continue to grow along with the population. But it wasn’t long ago, in 2018, that Deschutes County commissioners opted to lower property taxes for county taxpayers. The commission at the time seemed committed to placating the base of voters keen on hearing “we lowered your taxes.” And yet, these issues loomed. Were it not for the roughly $38 million that flowed in this year from the federal American Rescue Plan Act, these issues of homelessness and child care would be grossly exaggerated. With the ARPA money, Deschutes County announced this past week that it would help to set up a child care center on the St. Charles Medical Center campus, offering child care and afterschool programming for up

to 200 kids. The funds will also add 50 spaces at the MountainStar Relief Nursery in La Pine and Redmond, 100 spaces to a NeighborImpact child care fund and another 80 spaces to the ReVillage Community Co-op child care centers in Sisters, Bend and Redmond, among other efforts. ARPA money also allowed the county earlier this year to help convert a motel in Redmond to a year-round shelter in partnership with Bethlehem Inn. It brought $750,000 for the construction of a managed camp in Bend. It also allocated $100,000 to the Veteran’s Village tiny house village, and another $2 million toward the Cleveland Commons permanent supportive housing project, which will provide 36 units of housing for people transitioning out of homelessness. ARPA funds also allowed the county to bring half a million dollars toward the Giving Plate’s new facility. In sum, ARPA funds stand to transform this community and to address some of our growing region’s most pressing needs. And yet, even with that infusion of cash, we know it won’t be enough. ARPA is a stopgap that will kickstart some programs, but when that money dries up, what then? If locals truly want to stop seeing homeless camps pop up, we need to wrap our heads around the fact that someone will need to pay for it. Seeing our county commission so recently try to cut what is already a relatively low property tax rate was the wrong move back then, and it will be the wrong move if it’s done again in the future. Our federal taxes paid for ARPA, and our local taxes will be what pays for the ongoing needs mentioned above.





I’m curious as to what they decided to do if they left the job? Are they going elsewhere? Did they move to another state to work where there isn’t mandates? I mean, you have to work so what now? —Lacey Weeks via It is difficult to accept that our hospital, like those across the country is understaffed. Despite this I feel that a scientific institution such as a hospital should be staffed by individuals with some basic understanding of science. Over 96% of physicians are vaccinated. From what I have heard about behind the scenes recordings at Fox News I suspect the numbers are similar there. Perhaps those leaving health care can staff Dairy Queen. I am sure those willing to give up their jobs have strong beliefs and they certainly have the right to choose not to vaccinate but they should not be part of a scientific institution and certainly not caring for sick people. —Diane Izard via Raising the starting pay to just $18 an hour is not enough. SCMC can afford to do better. Administrative salaries remain way high and none of

those people directly care for patients. As for the overall shortage, it is happening in hospitals across the country. SCMC is not unique in that respect. Workers are finding some power and leverage to boost their living standards. More power to them. —Michael Funke via

RE: BEND’S REPRESENTATION IN CONGRESS HAS LONG BEEN SHUNTED. NOW IT’S GOTTEN WORSE. OPINION, 10/14 This editorial fails to consider that approximately one-third of the voters in the newly drawn 5th Congressional District will be from Central Oregon. As a result, we will have a great deal of influence on who is elected to this seat. We are surely better off in this new district, which will be a competitive district for both parties, than to be in the 2nd District, which is so Republican that no Democrat can possibly be elected, and the only contest is in the Republican primary. —Peter Kunen via

CONFUSING CAUSE AND EFFECT Recently, I stood in front of a great painting, Manet’s, Ragpicker. It powerfully conveys the timeless sadness of poverty and homelessness. My mind and heart raced forward 160 years to the “homeless” in Bend and the outlying areas. I considered what I know about poverty and what I’ve seen living, working and studying in poor and rich countries. I did some research on the demographics of modern homelessness in America. I’ve come to a very different conclusion about the nature of today’s crisis and why it persists. Research confirms that between 65% and 80% of the people we call “homeless” suffer from varying

degrees of mental illness and addiction. If you have intersected with the homeless, you can see that for yourself. But advocates on the right and left continue to focus on a lack of housing as the #1 priority. Instead, we should be focused on the lack of mental health, addiction treatment and effective law enforcement that ultimately cause most homelessness. We are confusing cause and effect and can’t see that the solutions run far deeper than temporary shelters, affordable housing and designated camps. Paradoxically, a place to live does not solve most, “homelessness.” The solution needs to be a sustained basecamp of focused resources that address the root causes of homelessness. If you are mentally ill and/or addicted under a bridge, you’ll remain so with a roof over your head unless we invest in a completely different approach to long term care. For many mentally ill and addicted people, there may never be “a cure.” We need to brace ourselves to care for a group of people who may never be able to compete for housing, jobs and wellbeing in our society. Moving homeless people from one place to another is vanity, not a solution. These people are refugees from a socio-economic system that refuses to accept endemic mental illness and addiction. We are collectively called by compassion and pragmatism to create mental health, addiction and law enforcement solutions that remove

people from the despair of living on the streets and the negative impacts that has on society. —Will Warne

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Footbridge Marches On By Jack Harvel

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A petition urging Bend Park and Rec to resume work on a pedestrian bridge south of town nears 2,000 signatures “There’s no good reason this footbridge hasn’t been built already,” said Ted Schoenborn, a retired BPRD board member and advisor to Connect Bend, in a press release on Oct. 20. “Just special interests and red tape. We voted for this. We paid for it. We need to go ahead.” Two bills sought to ban the project in 2017 and 2018, both failing in the Oregon Senate. Opponents say the

“Environmentally, this is a positive for the Bend area,” said Larry Waters, a board member, career public works director, and head of Connect Bend’s environmental outreach effort. “The areas near the proposed site are beaten down. They need care and management. This project enables us to do that work.” Connect Bend’s petition is seeking 10,000 signatures to pressure BPRD to

“Up to 15,000 people in southern Bend do not have direct access to these outdoor areas. There are no parks in the Deschutes River Woods. One simple project would improve the lives of a lot of people.” —Brent Steinski The proposed footbridge would cross in this area, expanding pedestrian access to the Deschutes National Forest Recreation area.


nonprofit community group called Connect Bend is seeking to advance a proposed pedestrian bridge over the Deschutes River on the south side of Bend. The project has been deprioritized by Bend Park and Recreation District amid pushback from adjacent homeowners and the environmental

group Oregon Wild. Voters approved the project by a margin of 52.11% to 47.89% in a 2012 bond measure that also funded the Bend Whitewater Park and The Pavilion skating rink. The proposed bridge would complete the Deschutes River Trail from Tumalo State Park to Sunriver.

bridge could disturb that portion of the Deschutes, which is protected as a Wild and Scenic River. Those aiming to build within a quarter-mile of Wild and Scenic River banks must notify the governing statewide body and meet river-specific guidelines. At a 2015 public hearing on the project most opponents were adjacent landowners worried about vandalism and increased foot traffic near their homes.

resume work on the bridge, claiming it would reduce traffic and connect more people to the outdoors. At the time of publication over 1,800 people have signed on. “Up to 15,000 people in southern Bend do not have direct access to these outdoor areas,” said Brett Stinski, a board member of Connect Bend. “There are no parks in the Deschutes River Woods. One simple project would improve the lives of a lot of people.”

Officer Charged with Assault

A Bend Police officer allegedly used excessive force during an arrest in June By Jack Harvel


istrict Attorney John Hummel filed assault and harassment charges against former Bend Police Officer Kevin Uballez for allegedly using excessive force while detaining a man on June 6. Uballez responded to a reportedly intoxicated man on NW Skyliners Road, later identified as Caleb Joseph Hamlin, a 42-year-old resident of Colville, Washington, who was in Bend to work on a house remodel project. Uballez found Hamlin in the road; the officer claimed Hamlin was initially uncompliant but started following orders after Uballez got his K9 dog out of his car. Officers Peter Enna and Martin Tabaco arrived on scene as Uballez put the dog back in his patrol car. Enna and Tobaco said they witnessed Uballez slam Hamlin on the ground, significantly injuring his nose while detaining Hamlin. Enna and Tabaco reported the incident to a superior, and the next day Bend Police Chief Mike Krantz placed Uballez on administrative leave as Bend

PD and the Oregon State Police investigate what happened. “Police officers must make decisions in tense, uncertain, and rapidly evolving circumstances,” Krantz said in a press release. “A police officer’s decision to use force in that split second may have a long-lasting impact on the person force was used on, the officer, the agency, the community and others. Because of this impact, force responses by police officers deserve scrutiny. When a police officer decides to use force, we must call on ourselves to be accountable for those actions and accountable to our community by ensuring a complete and thorough investigation.” The Oregon State Police investigation found that three Summit High School students allegedly assaulted Hamlin prior to the encounter with police. Two of the students were charged as juveniles for assault, and the third, who was 18 at the time of the assault, could have their case handled

Courtesy of the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office

Officers arrive on scene to detain Caleb Hamlin after he was allegedly assaulted by three Summit High School students.

via the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Emerging Adult Program. Hummel praised the officers for coming forward against a coworker. “Officers Enna and Tabaco are the embodiment of what it means to be a law enforcement officer. They understand

their job is to enforce the law and keep us safe. I appreciate how difficult it must be to report a colleague for their misdeeds,” Hummel said in a press release. “These officers put service to our community ahead of protection of a colleague; I’m proud of them.”

NEWS Courtesy Matt Cyrus

Noticias en Español La producción de cáñamo disminuyó este año ya que la industria retrocede ante un mercado sobresaturado Por Jack Harvel Translated by / Traducido por Jéssica Sánchez-Millar


an pasado tres años desde que el proyecto de Ley Agrícola de 2018 legalizó la producción de cáñamo en todas las tierras agrícolas en los Estados Unidos después de casi 50 años de prohibición. Se les dio el siga y los agricultores esperaban sacar provecho de la nueva y polifacética cosecha. Más de 11,000 acres de cáñamo se cultivaron en Oregon en 2018 y para el 2019 subió a más de 63,000 acres. Desde el alza en 2019, la industria se vio en un mercado sobresaturado. En 2020, Oregon creció menos de la mitad de lo que creció el año anterior y en lo que va del año 2021, el estado produjo la menor cantidad de cáñamo desde su legalización, cerca de 7,500 acres en lo que va del año. Esto ha traído problemas para el Centro de Oregon, donde el clima es muy apropiado para cultivos resistentes a la sequía y las heladas. “Dicen que para el mercado de CBD se necesitan cerca de 20,000 acres para

cultivar suficiente cáñamo y así cubrir las demandas de la nación,” dijo Matt Cyrus, presidente del Departamento Agrícola del Condado Deschutes y de la Asociación de Cáñamo del Centro de Oregon. “En 2019 se levantaron cerca de 500,000 acres a nivel nacional. Así que, obtuvimos un suministro de 25 años en un año.” El excesivo suministro afectó bastante los precios. En 2017, el cáñamo fue cultivado por unos cuantos que optaron por entrar a programas piloto en todo el estado y los precios por una libra de biomasa, lo que queda de la planta después de ser cultivadas las flores, podría venderse por hasta $100. Ahora se vende entre $1-2 por libra. También existe competencia entre los mercados internacionales; Estados Unidos cultiva la tercer mayor cantidad de cáñamo en el mundo después de China y Canadá. Una encuesta que llevo a cabo Hemp Benchmarks mostro que más de la mitad de los productores de cáñamo estaban reduciendo o manteniendo el mismo volumen de producción de cáñamo en 2021 y que

más del 20% no planto cáñamo en 2020. “Es una siembra muy cara para cultivar, estamos hablando de una inversión de miles de dólares por acre y cuando no hay una recuperación, hay muchos productores que de verdad apuestan la finca,” comento Cyrus. Históricamente, el mercado más fructuoso para el cáñamo ha sido el de los aceites medicinales de CBD (cannabidiol) usados en destilados, cremas y formas fumables. Con los precios a la baja, los productores están explorando usos más tradicionales del cáñamo,

como la fibra y el aceite de semilla de cáñamo, un suplemento dietético sin CBD o THC (tetrahidrocannabinol). Aunque el mercado está la caída, Cyrus espera que el mercado se estabilice una vez que exista una infraestructura que los respalde. “Es un péndulo que, como cualquier mercado, ya sea un auge o una caída en bienes raíces o hasta en cada producto básico, maíz, aceite de trigo, o lo que sea, los péndulos están a la baja y espero que el péndulo vuelva a subir,” dijo Cyrus.


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FRIDAY - 10/29



Dress up in your best costume and rock out to great music all night long! 21 and up only. Sat., Oct 30, 7pm-2am. High Desert Music Hall, 818 SW Forest Ave., Redmond. $15.

Watch this scary yet funny burlesque show down at Worthy Brewing! Only for 18 and up due to sensual content. Fri., Oct. 29, 8pm. Worthy Brewing, 495 NE Bellevue Dr., Bend. $25.



Check out this indoor and outdoor event that features The Crunk Mountain Boys, Monster Movies and a Silent Disco all rolled into one event! Fri., Oct. 29, 8-11:45pm. The Belfry, 302 E. Main St., Sisters. $25.


Get ready for a Halloween spooktacular drag show. A costume contest and other frights and delights will be available for guests to participate in. Fri., Oct. 29 9-11pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $20.


Arrive dressed to impress for this adult costume contest and party away the night with DJ Chuck Boogie on the ones and twos! Fri., Oct. 29, 6pm. Boneyard Pub, 1955 NE Division St., Bend. Free. Ella Taft

Intern Ella Taft shot this photo of a fun blowup from "Beetlejuice," on Bond Street.

SATURDAY - 10/30

Bring your kids to the Trunk or Treat event hosted by Craft Kitchen &

Brewery. Kid-friendly Halloween music will also be playing for the festive parking lot dance party! Sat., Oct. 30, 1-3pm. Craft Kitchen & Brewery, 62988 Layton Ave., Bend. Free.

FIRST HALLOWEEN PARTY Celebrate Dice Ent’s first Halloween Party! Spooky jams, snacks and a costume contest will be included at the party. Sat., Oct. 30, 4-8pm. Dice Ent, 123 NW Franklin Ave., Bend. Free.

Coutresy Old Mill District

This house off Reed Market Road is a classic decoration-ville.


Get creative with pumpkins under the guidance of artist Sandy. Carving tools, art supplies and more will be available for all your Jack-O-Lantern needs. Fri., Oct. 29, 6:30pm. Creative Art and Picture Framing, 2115 NE Highway 20, Bend. $35.


After a long two-year wait get back into the action at the Domino Room’s annual Halloween Bash! The Clumzys, Austin Martin and more will be performing live. Fri., Oct. 29, 8pm. The Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave, Bend. $15-$20.


Every guy and ghoul 21 and over are invited to Initiative Brewing’s Halloween party! Jell-O shots, fun cocktails and music will be available for your spooky enjoyment. Sat., Oct. 29, 8-11pm. Initiative Brewing, 424 NW 5th St., Redmond. Free.

The Old Mill once again has its Halloween photo sites set up—including this one that transports kids to Hogwart's.


Enjoy a spooky time as you get your skate on at the Pavilion. Wear your costume and enjoy treats, activities and prizes all day long! Sun., Oct. 31, 3pm. The Pavilion, 1001 SW Bradbury Way., Bend. $6.

For more information and a full list of events visit and visit our Calendar and Picks tabs!


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Bend Roots On Halloween Weekend

Nothing spooky about it—just good music powered by the community By Isaac Biehl Courtesy Dr Green Dreams

The Dr. Green Dreams crew is stoked for Bend Roots this weekend!


his weekend Bend Roots Revival is ON, with eight sound stages set throughout Bend playing host to 100+ performances—80% of which will be available via livestream on YouTube and Facebook to help keep crowds smaller amid the pandemic. Performers include Rubbah Tree, The Color Study, The Leadbetter Band, Jeshua Marshall, The Mostest, Honey Don’t, Dr. Green Dreams and so many more. This is the second year of the festival happening on Halloween weekend, instead of its usual end-of-September schedule. “It’s a similar blueprint to last year with it spread out around town but with a few changes,” says event organizer Mark Ransom. “There’s goals as always with it, and we definitely took a turn to make it more streamlined with COVID concerns. With that, I think we saw how much the community really supported us. For me over the years, especially early on, it was me championing the event with a few other hands. The coolest thing about it for me is it’s all these different partners and every year they’re ready to do it.” As a way to keep everyone’s safety in mind, Bend Roots and participating venues will be monitoring stages for proper social distancing practices for those who are out on the town that night. This means capacity will be limited, and if things get out of hand sound engineers will pull the plug on shows until crowds thin themselves out. Bend Roots kindly asks those to do their part and follow the rules, wear masks when not eating or drinking, stand 6 feet from others and not to crowd the stages. “We’re just using last year’s model and what we learned from it as an example. Number one, we spread it out so not everyone will be coming to the same area. Each venue then has more participation in the event. The question of how full is too full is up to the venue and its managers. Our team, as far as sound guys go, our instructions to them is to pull the plug [if crowds grow too large]. That’s sort of the emergency thing,” says

Ransom. “I was really nervous last year, just about the uncertainty of having an event with COVID. I think we’ve learned more, and the way I think of it is that I value our safety. And I value very highly the arts in our community to be a healing force. So it’s this weird paradox.” This year, music happens at Worthy Brewing (two stages), Silver Moon (two stages), AVID Cider, Spoken Moto, Bunk & Brew and at The Brown Owl from Oct. 29-31. Also new this year are some changes to the Roots support team. While KPOV Community Radio has been involved with Roots since 2006, this year the partnership is revamped with further fundraising and promotion, and as usual they will be broadcasting live at Silver Moon. Then there’s a partnership with freshly founded Fuzz Phonic Records, a nonprofit record label made by Jeshua Marshall and Todd Rosenberg (drummer of the Mad Caddies), who play a big role this year with its own stage at The Brown Owl and other artist promotion. To celebrate these partnerships, Boneyard Beer is introducing the Fuzz Roots Hoppy Pilsner for this year’s festival, a brew that Ransom described as unbelievably good and one of the most delicious beers he’s ever tasted. And that’s after 30 years of drinking in Bend, a town that Ransom knows, knows its beer. “Bend loves beer, and because the bar was set so high so long ago by dudes with names like Harris, Gossack and Lawrence, there is a rooted culture of beer here,” raves Ransom. “Fuzz Roots Pilz will be on tap at Boneyard’s pub, at select locations around town, and at the Revival at the Brown Owl, Avid Cider, Spoken Moto and Bunk and Brew.” Everything considered, it sounds like this year’s Bend Roots is going to be a damn good time. Bend Roots Revival Oct. 29-31 Various Locations, Bend




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Laugh away your evening with Pablo Francisco and his spot-on impressions and vivid imagination. Seize this opportunity to catch a glimpse of Pablo’s newest material yet! Wed., Oct. 27, 7:30-10pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $27.50.





Get your pup suited up for Halloween this year at Silver Moon Brewery’s Dogoween sequel! Bring your kids and listen to live music, win prizes and more! Sun., Oct. 31, 1-3pm. Silver Moon Brewery, 24 NW Greenwood Ave. Bend. Free.



Get your fix of magic and laughs at Zero Latency’s Comedy & Magic by “Patrick.” In addition, Zero Latency merch will be given away throughout the night. Fri., Oct. 29, 6:30-10pm. Zero Latency Bend., Bend. $5.




Experience the beautiful landscape of Central Oregon as you run along the Peterson Ridge trail in a half marathon or soak in the scenic western-themed town of Sisters in a 5k race. Sat., Oct. 30, 8am. FivePine Lodge Event Center, 1021 Desperado Trail, Sisters. $35-$99.


HOODINI’S TRICK-OR-TREAT TRAIL COSTUME CONTEST, GIVEAWAYS AND MORE! Explore unique set designs, fill Halloween bags with candy and more at the Puzzle Effect Escape Room! Thu., Oct. 28, 5-8pm. Puzzle Effect, 61470 S Highway 97, Suite 4., Bend. Free.




Rock out with this four-piece improvisational band known to keep the stage and crowd rockin’ from the beginning of the show until the end! Thu., Oct. 28, 6-8pm. River’s Place., Bend. Free.



Dynamic four-part harmony group that brings their best to the stage without limits! Doors open at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7:30pm. Sat., Oct. 30, 7:30pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. $45-$65.




Spend All Hallow’s Eve with a craft beer and live music from Eric LeadBetter at Crosscut! Sun., Oct. 31, 6-8pm. Crosscut Warming Hut No. 5, 566 SW Mill View Way., Bend. Free.


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MONKLESS BELGIAN ALES – FRIAR’S FESTIVUS BEER RELEASE SNAG YOUR ALE BEFORE IT’S GONE! Get up to speed on this year’s Friar’s Festivus release and try the classic Belgian winter ale that’s guaranteed to keep you warm through the winter season! Mon., Nov, 1. Noon-9pm. Monkless Belgian Ales Brasserie, 803 SW Industrial Way. Bend. Free.




Ron’s new album, purpose and tour starts exclusively at the Tower Theatre. Join the Pacific Northwest most sought-after group and don’t forget your dancing shoes! Tue., Nov. 2, 7:30-10pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. $40-$50.


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27 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. 6:30 pm 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. 6:308:30pm. Free. McMenamins Old St. Francis School Eric

Leadbetter Band Leadbetter Band was born after the final closing chapters of Jive Coulis in the early winter of 2017. His original songs played are vast and diverse, from a classic rock sound to bluesy heavy jam sections featuring the band's unique improv abilities. Doors open at 5pm. All ages welcome. 6-9pm. 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. Pete has spent the last 27 years traveling the world sharing his eclectic original compositions, smokey soulful voice, and guitar wizardry. 6-8pm. Free.

Sisters Depot Sisters Depot Music and Spoken

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Volcanic Theatre Pub Comedy & A Cause Presents: Pablo Francisco Pablo Francisco will rock the house with screams of laughter. 7:30-10pm. $27.50.

28 Thursday Bridge 99 Brewery Thursday Trivia Night

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

Bunk+Brew Profit Drama Album Release Profit Drama - Bend’s insane duo with amazing garage punk sounds - is releasing it's brand new album Amygdala live in the yard this Thursday with a special concert. Get your halloween weekend started with this amazing set from Trevor and Jason! 7-9pm. Free Craft Kitchen and Brewery Trivia Night We

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

River’s Place The Hasbens Four-piece improvisational rock group whose top priority is putting on a high energy show that will keep the crowd moving from start to finish! 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 7-9pm. Free.

Volcanic Theatre Pub Volcanic Presents KBong w/ Johnny Cosmic & Friends Kevin Bong, aka ‘KBONG’ is a multi-instrumental artist who is well known for his “key” role in reggae band Stick Figure. 8-11pm. $15.

29 Friday Boneyard Pub Halloween Bash Join us Friday, Oct. 29 for our Halloween Bash! Come Dressed to impress for our costume contest! We’ll be serving up some spooky drink and food specials. Plus DJ Chuck Boogie will be the ones and twos from 6pm ‘till close. 6-11pm. Free. The Domino Room Chandler P’s Fourth Annual Halloween Bash We’re back! After a long two year wait, we’re finally able to bring you Chandler P’s Fourth Annual Halloween Bash in Bend on Oct. 29 at The Domino Room! Doors 8pm - All ages - $15 presale - $20 at the door - 15 VIP passes available - costumes highly encouraged! Also performing is The Clumzys, Austin Martin, Hobbyist, & S3ANxo. 8pm. $15-$20. River’s Place Toast & Jam Come help us celebrate our 3 year anniversary!!! Toast and Jam is a “rootsy” Bend based band featuring Ben Delery and Jeff Miller belting out dynamic vocal harmonies. Don’t be surprised if you also catch us with a piano, harmonica, ukulele, djembe or a banjo. 6-8pm. Free. Team Hyundai of Bend Third Annual Trunk or Treat Join us for Team Hyundai of Bend’s Third Annual Trunk or Treat & Carnival Friday, Oct. 29 from 5-8pm Join us for candy, games, prizes, festivities & a lot of fun! 5-8pm. Free. The Vault Taphouse Friday Night Music With 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.

Worthy Brewing This is Halloween with

Bend Burlesque It’s our favorite time of year! Halloween at Worthy! This will be an intimate and awesome show in the Hop Mahal. It’s gonna be spooky, sexy and we might have a trick or two! 5 top tables up for grabs, or single seating. Doors at 7pm, Show will begin around 8pm. This is an 18+ over show due to adult content. 8-11pm. $25-$125. Courtesy SuperBall

Zero Latency Bend Halloween Party with Dark Magic and Comedy Halloween Party with Dark Magic & Comedy By Patrick. Patrick will stroll our venue and perform magic and make you laugh. This is a family friendly event. Dress up and join the fun. Book your Zombie VR Game before the are full. Zero Latency merchandise given away throughout the night. 6:30-10pm. $5.

30 Saturday Campfire Hotel Campfire Hotel Halloween Bash If you don’t already have Halloween plans, and even if you do, you might want to reconsider as you won’t want to miss this gathering. Campfire Hotel’s “Nightmare on 3rd Street.” Oct. 30. 6:30-9:30pm. Free. Crux Fermentation Project Superball - Bell Bottom Rock @ Crux Let’s boogie, Superball will play and rock to the 60’s and 70’s bell bottom songs you may recall from the purple haze. Bring your flares! 6-8pm. Free. Crux Fermentation Project Superball - Bell Bottom Rock @ Crux Superball is back for some groovy bell bottom rock from the 60s and 70s. You’ll hear everything from BeeGees to Deep Purple, Turtles, Who, Alice Cooper, Sweet, Kinks, and the list goes on. So bring your bell bottoms, flares, and let’s boogie! 6-8pm. Free. Dice Ent First Ever Halloween Party Who’s ready for a Halloween costume party with us?! Saturday Oct. 30, 4-8pm at 123 Nw Franklin Ave! 4-8pm. Free. Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards Live at the Vineyard: Kurt Silva & Cheyenne West ... Advance Ticket Purchase Required Live at the Vineyard: Kurt Silva & Cheyenne West... Excellent country duo! You will be amazed at the vocals of Cheyenne West with Kurt Silva on guitar! Cheyenne is a country rock singer who performs classic country tunes as well as modern country tunes that you would hear on today’s radio 5-8pm. Adults $15 / Children 12 and Under Free.

The Greenhouse Cabaret Flower Pumpkin Workshop Not into pumpkin carving? Have you tried dried flower arrangements on pumpkins instead? Come join us as we provide all materials for you to craft your very own floral pumpkin. 12-1:30pm. $55. High Desert Music Hall Halloween Party Featuring: The Ritual, Mienne & Komotion Join us for an amazing night of live rock 'n' roll and bass dance music. Dress in your best costume and consider joining the costume contest!. $15. Northside Bar & Grill Halloween Party with Emerald City Band Annual Halloween party with costume contest and prizes. Music by Emerald City Band. Cover at the door. 8-10pm. River’s Place Saturday Jazz Sessions Brandon Campbell & The Northwest Three play Gypsy Jazz, “Like Django Reinhardt playing at Tim Burton’s wake” 6-8pm. Free. River’s Place Saturday Jazz Sessions Brandon Campbell & The Northwest Three play Gypsy Jazz. “Like Django Reinhardt playing at Tim Burton’s Wake” 6-8pm. Free. Royal Tint N Dip Trunk o’ Treat Trunk O’ Treat! Join us for some spooky fun! Music, cool cars, and costumes! All ages welcome! 6pm. $5.

Spoken Moto Gainon & DJ Wicked Some early Super Ball live at Crux Fermenation Project Oct. 30.

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The Capitol Dance Til Your Deadazz - Hal-

loween Party Join Welterweight and Softclip for Halloween at The Capitol Saturday Oct. 30! 21+ 8pm-1:30am. $15.

Tower Theatre The Modern Gentlemen This dynamic quartet is different from any other vocal group of their generation. 7:30pm. $45-$65.


us at Walt Reilly’s on Halloween Eve for live music feat. High Street Band! Costumes encouraged, but not required. Party starts at 6pm, High Street goes live at 7pm. 6-11:59pm. Free.

31 Sunday Bunk+Brew Bunk+Boo Halloween Party Grab your costume and celebrate Halloween the Bunk+Brew way. 8-10pm. Free. Crosscut Warming Hut No 5

Halloween w/ the Leadbetter Moore Duo Spend your Halloween with the Leadbetter Moore Duo at Crosscut! 6-8pm. Free.

Downtown Bend Halloween in Downtown

Bend Meet and greet local Downtown Bend business owners as you trick or treat with your little ones. (12 and under). 1pm.

First Presbyterian Church Trunk Or Treat

& Scavenger Hunt! Join us for our Trunk-Or-Treat and Outdoor Halloween Scavenger Hunt on Oct. 31st from Noon-2pm! Free.

The Greenhouse Cabaret Exploring

Yunnan 4 X Teas Through Time Exploring Yunnan 4 x Teas Through Time: In the previous three workshops, we have explored in finer and finer detail the province where tea originated. This week, we will compare Ð/shÐng/raw Pu’er in the scope of the recurring theme of Teas Through Time by sampling sheng Pu’er from 2020, 2011, the mid 90s, and early 80s. We will see how age affects this very particular and precious tea. 9-9:45am. $40.

The Greenhouse Cabaret Intro to the Chaozhou Gongfu Tea Ceremony Intro to the Chaozhou Gongfu Tea Ceremony. 9-9:45am. $40. 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, soft-drinks and more. Please, no outside beverages or beverage containers. 1-4pm.

Real Life Christian Church Trunk or Treat

Come one, come all! Bring your tiny humans for a safe and fun way of trick or treating to Real Life Christian Church’s first ever Trunk or Treat! We can’t wait to see all the creative and awesome costumes you all have for us. 5pm. Free.

River’s Place Trivia 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. Silver Moon Brewing Dogoween Two Dogoween returns to the Silver Moon Patio! Get your dog suited up in a favorite Halloween costume and head down for live music, prizes, and more. Sun. Oct. 31, 1-3pm. Free


Hot Buttered Rum live at the Volcanic Theatre Pub Nov. 3, 8pm.

Silver Moon Brewing Halloween Costume

Dance Party! The Halloween party on Halloween! The real deal Holyfield. Costume contest & prizes! Turnt Up Halloween Costume Dance Party! w/ Dj Raider Mystic $5 at door 10pm. $5.

The Pavilion Halloween Skate Have a spooky,

chilling good time on the ice at Halloween Skate! Only $6 per person including skates. Wear your costume and enjoy treats, fun activities and prizes. Come before your evening trick-or-treating and make a day full of fun for the whole family! 3pm. $6.

1 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.

2 Tuesday The Cellar - A Porter Brewing Company

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 Tuesday of every month, 6pm.

3 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. 6:30 pm 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.

McMenamins Old St. Francis School Son-

ny Hess Known far and wide for her sensual guitar playing, songwriting gifts and soulful vocals, local blues legend Sonny Hess fires up shows around town. Doors open at 5pm. All ages welcome. 6-9pm. 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. Volcanic Theatre Pub Hot Buttered Rum At Volcanic Hot Buttered Rum Bluegrass from San Francisco, CA. 8-11pm. $15.

MUSIC 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



KBONG w/ johnny cosmic and friends at Volcanic Theatre Pub

BEND BURLESQUE This is Halloween at Worthy Brewing

Meetups for all skill levels with songbooks and light instruction from skilled players. All skill levels welcome and extra ukulele’s 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 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.

Halloween Social & Class Demos Join us

for spooky and seksé social before you hit your halloween parties. Mini dance and pole performances, costume contest, studio discounts, beverages and more. Adult audience recommended. Masks required. Oct. 29, 5-8pm. Seksé Fit, 550 SW Industrial Way. Suit 154, Bend. Contact: 541-550-7273. Free.

ARTS & CRAFTS Art Exhibit - Scott Dyer Fine Art Scott Dyer Fine Art will exhibit paintings for sale at The Wine Shop &Tasting Bar, 55 NW Minnesota Ave., Bend, Downtown, 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.



Halloween Extravaganza! at Craft Kitchen and Brewery


Walt Reilly’s Walt Reilly’s Halloween Party Join



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

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, and 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: 714-869-6780. $50 - $500.


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, 11am-5pm. Betty Gray Gallery, Sunriver Resort, 17600 Center Drive, Sunriver. Contact: 805-234-2048. jkreitze@ Free.

Pumpkin Decorating Party! Come get your Halloween on! Have a glass of wine and get creative with pumpkins under the guidance of artist, Sandy. Pumpkins, paint and supplies will be available, as well as carving tools and patterns if you want to make a Jack O Lantern. Cost is $35/person. Space is limited and we do not discriminate based on personal medical choices. Text 541-598-5262 to reserve a spot! Pumpkins can be prepped in advance. Oct. 29, 6:30pm. Creative Art and Picture Framing, 2115 NE Highway 20, Bend. $35. SRWC Virtual Winter Craft Fair Shop

safely any time of day from the comfort of home. Mondays-Sundays, 1am-11:59pm. Through Dec. 31. Contact: 541-301-1257. Free.

PRESENTATIONS & EXHIBITS Bend Ghost Tours Join us for our Ghosts and

Legends of Downtown Bend Tour and hear all about our permanent residents! Wednesdays-Sundays, 7:30-9pm. Downtown Bend, Bend. Contact: 541-350-0732. $25.

Climate Resilience in Central Oregon

COCC Geology professor Hal Wershow will examine how our climate in Central Oregon has changed and share projections for the rest of the 21st century. He will share what can we do in our community to diminish the worst impacts and adapt to the inevitable changes. Nov. 2, 6:30-8pm. Wille Hall, Coats Campus Center, COCC Bend Campus, Bend, Bend. Contact: 541-383-7257. $8 in-person, $5 livestream.

Day of the Dead - What is an Ofrenda? Colorful and culturally rich, ofrendas are a central component of Dia de los Muertos. Oct. 28, 6-6:30pm. Contact: 541-312-1032. lizg@ Free.

Northern Lights at Grace & Hammer

Join the Redmond Chamber of Commerce and Lay It Out Events for the first Northern Lights show of the season on the front of Grace and Hammer Pizzeria located at 641 SW Cascade Ave. This family friendly animated extravaganza runs each night from 6:30 to 9pm. For more information click here or contact the Redmond Chamber of Commerce at 541-923-5191 Fri, Oct. 29, 6:30pm, Sat, Oct. 30, 6:30pm and Sun, Oct. 31, 6:30pm. Grace and Hammer, 641 SW Cascade Ave., Redmond. Free.

THEATER Midsummer Night’s Dream TMP’s Teen

Theatre brings William Shakespeare’s farcical classic to life just in time for the Halloween season! Email directly for tickets. Thu, Oct. 28, 7:30-10pm, Fri, Oct. 29, 7:3010pm, Sat, Oct. 30, 3-5:30 and 7:30-10pm and Sun, Oct. 31, 3-5:30 and 7:30-10pm. Open Space Event Studios, 220 NE Lafayette Ave, Bend. Contact: $30.

Get in some games of chess at Bend Chess & Go Club every Wednesday from 6-8pm.

WORDS Current Fiction Book Club Please join us for Current Fiction Book Club. We will discuss "Harlem Shuffle" by Colson Whitehead. Nov. 3, 6-7pm. Roundabout Books, 900 NW Mount Washington Drive, #110, Bend. Free.

Dearly Departed The Peaceful Presence Project’s 4th annual community vigil is back! We will once again gather this year on Zoom in shared space to honor what we have lost, what and who we are mourning, and to also celebrate the lives of our dearly departed loved ones. Oct. 24-Nov. 24, 4-4:45pm. Contact: Free. The Forge 10-month Creative Writing Program The Forge is a 10-month, online creative writing program. Sept. 27-Dec. 31. Contact: 541-408-4509. $25.

Rediscovered Reads Book Club Please

join us for Rediscovered Reads Book Club. We will discuss Crooked Hallelujah by Kelli Jo Ford. Oct. 27, 6-7pm. Roundabout Books, 900 NW Mount Washington Drive, #110, Bend. Contact: 541-306-6564.

ETC. Hoodini’s Trick-or-Treat Trail Escape Room trick-or-treating! Costume contest, giveaways, and gift card sale. All ages! Free! Oct. 28, 5-8pm. Puzzle Effect, 61470 S Highway 97, Suite 4, Bend. Contact: 541-293-5832. bend@ Free. Natural History Pub: A Land of Fire and Ice: Forest Resilience in Central Oregon

Fire can have dire consequences for those in its path. Learn the story of how fire has shaped the lives of various organisms throughout Central Oregon. Nov. 1, 7-8pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St., Bend. Contact: 541-382-4754. RSVP Required. Free.

VOLUNTEER Call for Volunteers - Play with Parrots!

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

General Volunteer Opportunities For in-

formation on volunteer opportunities at Bethlehem Inn please contact Courtney, community engagement coordinator, at Fourth Thursday of every month. Bethlehem Inn, 3705 N Hwy 97, Bend. Contact: 541-322-8768 x11. Free.

Humane Society Thrift Store - Volunteers Needed Humane Society Thrift

Store – Volunteers Needed. Humane Society Thrift Shop, 61220 S. Highway 97, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3761.

Volunteer Opportunity Are you a Jack/ Jill of all trades? Mondays-Sundays, 9am-6pm. 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! 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 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause memory, thinking and behavior problems that interfere with daily living. Join us to learn how to recognize common signs of the disease; how to approach someone about memory concerns; the importance of early detection and benefits of a diagnosis; and Alzheimer’s Association resources. Oct. 28, 1-2pm. Contact: 800-272-3900. Free. 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 am’s at 10am 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: 503-501-6031. Free.

Bend Chess and Go Club A casual group meeting weekly on Weds nights to play Chess and Go! We have a warm as well as cold-months location, so join the Meetup for info. Bring your own boards/clocks if you have them, no worries if you don’t. Join the Meetup page! https://www.meetup. com/bend-chess-go-club/ Wednesdays, 6-8pm. The Grove, 921 NW Mt. Washington Drive, Bend. Free. Board Games Hosted by The Base The

Base at Franklin is a new space in the Old Bend neighborhood for neurodivergent humans and allies to access community through the shared goal for connection and wellness. 5 NW Franklin Avenue, Bend. Contact: 541-610-8826. hello@ Free.


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




Assistance League of Bend 's Operation School Bell® is a Source of Hope ONE IN FIVE LOCAL CHILDREN LIVE IN POVERTY

Oct 30

5k and Half Marathon

Through Operation School Bell®, Assistance League of Bend has proudly been providing back-to-school clothing to low-income children since 1991. With the rise in hospitalizations due to the COVID-19 Delta variant, we made the decision to cancel our recent fundraising events. Now, we need your help to supply more than 2,400 children in Deschutes County with clothing.

To Donate: Visit: or Mail a check to: Assistance League of Bend PO Box 115 Bend, OR 97709

Please consider making a financial contribution to provide a local child with new clothing. Your tax-deductible donation will elevate a child’s self-esteem, help them feel more accepted by their peers, and empower them to learn. Kindly, Deanna Craig President, Assistance League of Bend


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

Join the Redmond Chamber of Commerce and Lay It Out Events for the first Northern Lights show of the season on the front of Grace and Hammer Pizzeria. _

This family friendly animated extravaganza runs each night from 6:30 PM to 9:00PM. For more information click here or contact the Redmond Chamber of Commerce at 541-923-5191

Free to the public


OCT 17

Courtesy Matt Cyrus


Hemp production declined this year as the industry recoils from an oversaturated market By Jack Harvel

After a brief honeymoon phase, the hemp market crashed due to oversupply and lack of infrastructure for industrial hemp processing.


t’s been three years since the 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp production on all agricultural land in the United States after nearly 50 years of prohibition. A verifiable green rush followed, with farmers hoping to cash in on the versatile new crop. Over 11,000 acres of hemp were grown in Oregon in 2018, and by 2019 it jumped to over 63,000 acres. Since the high in 2019 the industry shriveled in the oversaturated market. In 2020 Oregon grew less than half of what it did the year before, and so far in 2021 the state produced the least amount of hemp since legalization, at about 7,500 acres this year thus far. This has spelled trouble for Central Oregon, where the climate is well-suited for the drought- and frost-resistant crop. “They say that for the CBD market you need about 20,000 acres to raise enough hemp to cover the CBD demands for the nation,” said Matt Cyrus, president of the Deschutes County Farm Bureau and the Central Oregon Hemp Association. “In 2019 they raised about 500,000 acres nationwide. So, we raised a 25-year supply in one year.” The oversupply affected prices by an order of magnitude. In 2017 hemp was grown by a select few who opted into statewide pilot programs, and prices for a pound of biomass — what remains of the plant after flowers are cultivated — could sell for much as $100. Now it

sells between $1-2 a pound. There is also competition among international markets; the U.S. grows the third-most hemp in the world behind China and Canada. A Hemp Benchmarks survey showed that over half of hemp farmers were either cutting back or keeping the same amount of hemp production in 2021, and that over 20% didn’t plant in 2020. “It’s a very expensive crop to raise, you’re looking at thousands of dollars per acre investment, and when you don’t get a recovery, there were a lot of farmers that literally bet the farm,” Cyrus said. The most profitable market for hemp has historically been in medicinal CBD oils used in distillates, lotions and smokable flower. With prices down, farmers are exploring more traditional hemp uses like fiber and hemp seed oil, a dietary supplement without CBD or THC. “Under typical irrigation, you’ve got plants that will grow 12-14 feet tall, you cut the tops off for seed, typically for oils, and then you’ve got the stocks that can then be processed for fiber, going into everything from paper to clothing, plastics, building materials, hempcrete, hemp fiber board,” Cyrus said. “But we don’t have the infrastructure to properly manufacture it in most of the U.S.” Investment in fiber infrastructure is growing, but most hemp sourced for clothing comes from China, which has

more experience growing hemp specifically for fiber. While hemp predominantly goes toward the CBD market in the US, 75% of China’s hemp production went toward fiber, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agriculture Service. Though the market is in a lull, Cyrus expects the market to stabilize once there is infrastructure to support it. “It’s a pendulum that, kind of like with every market, whether it’s real estate boom and bust, or, every commodity, corn, wheat oil, kind of whatever, the pendulum is in the downside, and I expect the pendulum will swing back up,” Cyrus said. “It won’t come back as high as the highs, and it won’t drop back down below the lows again. But it’ll move back and forth until it’ll create somewhat of a balance.” Hemp’s honeymoon phase is over, but farmers who grow it learned valuable lessons on how to raise the crop. “It’s kind of like the California gold rush. Everybody jumped in, everybody was going to make their fortune, and quite frankly, had we known the first year what we know now we’d have done much better,” Cyrus said. “There was no history and no background, there was no research, prices were high, but yields were really low and it was high-intensive crop loss simply because nobody knew how to raise the plant outdoors.”


What’s happening in the world of weed in Central Oregon


When it comes to farm crops, hemp and marijuana aren’t the water hogs By Jeremy Dickman

Courtesy Oregon State Police



Oregon State Police busted an illegal marijuana grow containing over 85 greenhouses in Klamath County August 3, charging the property owners with Unlawful Use or Appropriation of Ground Water, among other charges.

all.” Cyrus said there is no difference in water consumption between hemp plants and marijuana plants. There are methods too numerous to count that can increase or decrease the water needed to grow a cannabis plant. An outdoor plant may need nothing at all in a wet enough season, while indoor plants often benefit from complicated water-delivery systems. To a farmer who’s seen everything, however, marijuana simply isn’t as thirsty as other crops. “In the last few years, we’ve learned a lot about the crop and discovered that it is very drought tolerant as well as frost resistant,” Cyrus said. Moreover, the potency of marijuana means fewer acres are needed to meet demand. For example, it requires between 200 and 400 gallons of water to create one bottle of wine from grape to table. A typical marijuana plant might produce up to a pound of usable marijuana, and requires 1 gallon of water per day in a growing season of a few months. As any casual user knows, 1 pound of marijuana is a massive amount; more akin to a case of wine. The 1/8th-ounce measurement for a joint is more comparable to a bottle of wine. That joint requires about 1 gallon of water—all season—to reach you, seed to lighter. In the battle of sip versus puff, wine sucks up many orders of magnitude more water from seed to harvest. Science is no match for ideology, however, and funding pressures perhaps related to the passage of Measure 110— the ballot measure that decriminalized user quantities of cocaine, heroin, meth and other drugs—are beginning to hurt the bottom line of some law enforcement agencies. The Jackson County Community Justice Department eliminated eight departments in its latest budget. It seems harder to break the rules of your parole if low-level drug possession no longer constitutes a parole-violating offense. When a law enforcement budget depends on boogeymen, it is essential to resurrect an old one if you can’t create a new one.

Klamath County Sheriff Chris Kaber told the Oregon Public Broadcasting podcast Think Out Loud that he treats marijuana as an “organized crime” issue, and blamed law enforcement budget cuts in prior years for the recent “10-fold” uptick he is seeing in illegal marijuana farms. In the same interview, Lt. Brandon Boice of the Oregon State Police said the “criminal element” involved a “substantial cartel presence” in Southern Oregon in particular. Boice remarked that “it’s not exclusively cartels; there’s all sorts of nationalities, of Asian descent, Caucasian, that are involved with organized crime and the criminal element.” Josephine County Sheriff Dave Daniels, quoted in Selsky’s Register-Guard piece, said an illegal marijuana farm utilized pumps and pipes to draw water from Deer Creek. Daniels called it “one of the most blatant and ugly things I’ve seen.” (Daniel’s department worked a double-murder as recently as May 2021.) Yes, unregulated marijuana farms should be policed, and should not steal water. Legal marijuana license holders cheer black-market arrests and seizures, though it’s tough to tell if they compete for the same consumers. That does not mean we throw context out the window. Implicitly blaming marijuana farming for a 20-year drought that is undoubtedly more a result of mainstream agriculture, a booming population and a warming climate ignores that context. It also ignores the fact that many of the black-market cannabis farmers actually do have water rights. “Illegal growers may be stealing water because they don’t have [marijuana producer] permits,” Cyrus said. “But if they’re using legal water, they will be using less water than they would for any other crop.” In short, a farmer illegally producing cannabis may be better for the water table than just about any other kind of farmer.



f you are reading this, it is likely that you have also read a recent rash of Oregon and national media outlets bemoaning the criminal marijuana conspiracy that is consuming Southern and Central Oregon’s water. “‘Blatant theft’: Illegal pot farms in Oregon taking drought-stricken state’s scarce water,” screamed Eugene’s The Register-Guard on Sept. 17 above an Associated Press story by Andrew Selsky. Less than a month later, on Oct. 13, Selsky wrote a follow-up of sorts, which made its way to The Washington Post: “Overwhelmed by Illegal Pot, Oregon County Declares Emergency.” The latter piece reported on Jackson County Commissioners declaring an emergency to get their hands on state funding (and perhaps National Guard troops) to fight unregulated marijuana farms. “Since recreational marijuana was legalized by the voters of Oregon in the November 2014 general election, the illegal and unlawful production of marijuana in our county has overwhelmed the ability of our county and state regulators to enforce relevant laws in our community,” Jackson County Commissioner Rick Dyer said in a press conference Oct. 13. While Commissioner Dyer seems intent to blame illicit marijuana production on the voters’ decision to legalize marijuana in 2014, Selsky seems to be going a step further; he’s ready to place disproportionate blame on unregulated marijuana farms for the West’s current, decades-long megadrought. “From dusty towns to forests in the U.S. West, illegal marijuana growers are taking water in uncontrolled amounts when there often isn’t enough to go around for even licensed users,” Selsky wrote. He continued, claiming the “number of illegal grows appears to have increased recently as the Pacific Northwest endured its driest spring since 1924.” Naturally, Deschutes County Sheriff Shane Nelson got in on the water blame-game, commenting not long after his deputies raided an unregulated marijuana farm in Alfalfa. Nelson told Selsky that the farm’s neighbors were forced to drill a new well because of water “theft.” Neither Nelson nor the unnamed neighbor were directly quoted. Those knowledgeable about farming will tell you, however, that hemp and marijuana consume a fraction of the water sucked up by cash crops like alfalfa, wheat or corn. Matt Cyrus, president of the Deschutes Farm Bureau and the Central Oregon Hemp Association, has grown hemp, the non-psychoactive version of cannabis, in past seasons, and currently farms between 200 and 1,000 acres of various crops in Central Oregon. “Our hemp used about one-third as much water as our hay field,” Cyrus said. “We had one field where it rained, so we had moisture in the soil, and it was almost a month before we watered it at



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Mamas and Babies The first room on the tour is the nursery, where larger “mother” plants are grown to supply plenty of clones. While people in the cannabis industry will debate the merits of one growing system or another, Tokyo Starfish’s lead grower Patrick Bernard is an evangelist for the more traditional method: plants grown in soil, which fosters a better flavor, Bernard says.

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marijuana-growing. These days, LEDs are more of the standard, using up less energy to operate and requiring far less in the way of fans to keep buildings cool. Tokyo Starfish uses LEDs in all stages of its grow operation.

LED Lights Some years ago, sodium halide lights were the name of the game in indoor

The Harvest Room With four dispensaries to stock, there’s always a need for fresh flower. With that in mind, the team harvests some of its plants every week. Inside Courtesy Tokyo Starfish

Vegetation Tokyo Starfish’s operation includes roughly 15,000 plants—a good portion of them occupying the “veg room,” where plants are cultivated to a certain size before they’re moved and encouraged to flower. About 25 to 30% of the Courtesy Tokyo Starfish

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What’s his favorite strain right now, I ask him as I look over the list of the 22 strains this grow op currently has in cultivation. “Purple Icewater,” he said. “The final product is beautiful. It’s an easy grow, it checks all the boxes—tests well, grows well, tastes amazing.” What’s beautiful about it? I ask. “The bud structure, the leaf-to-bud ratio, trichome production… it just really sparkles,” Bernard says. The trichome density—the number and size of the crystals on each bud—is what really jazzes customers, too, Bernard explains. People also love colorful buds; purple and shades of green, for example. The smell is important, too. If a customer really likes the smell of a certain bud, chances are they’re going to enjoy its effects as well, Bernard said.

my visit, as the plants get a diminishing amount of light in order to be encouraged to flower—are stacks and rows of plants of between 1 and 3 feet high. Bernard doesn’t go for big plants, but compact ones that can save space and allow the plants to produce one—or a few— choice buds per plant.

marijuana flower sold at Tokyo Starfish’s four dispensaries (three in Bend, one in Salem) comes from the in-house grows. Not long ago, Tokyo Starfish shifted from using a series of organic fertilizers and soil amendments— added at various times throughout the grow cycle—to using “amended organic living soil” that requires about 30% less labor. The Flower Room While some might imagine a marijuana plant in full bloom to be giant, with massive buds pouring out of every crevice, Bernard and his team take a different approach. Inside the flowering room—cloaked in darkness upon Courtesy Tokyo Starfish

the room containing the plants nearing harvest are more stacks and rows of plants, all in four varying stages of progress. Harvesting about four rows per week makes for an even workload for the crew, and an even delivery of product out into the world. Drying It Out Which rooms smells the sweetest, the harvest room or the drying room? It’s hard to say, but in the drying room, plants first get hung upside down, then get placed in drums for more dryCourtesy Tokyo Starfish

ing. Unlike other portions of the state, where rain falls a majority of the year, Central Oregon growers don’t have as many concerns with mold or mildew. What they do face, however, is a race to ensure the bud they’ve just crafted gets to the consumer before it gets overly dry. Each crop has to be lab-tested for THC content, residual chemicals and other stuff before it heads to the dispensary, so while it’s lying around, awaiting its test results, each of the drums—and the jars that the product ends up in— also get packed with a moisture packet. After all of the love and care and work that went into creating it, the last thing people want during the final stage of the process is a coughing fit.


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end’s beer and cannabis cultures may seem like they’re centered in the dispensaries and taprooms dotted around town—but those in the industry know that the real action takes place in the city’s “buds and suds” district. Tucked into an industrial sector of northeast Bend are the low-key buildings that house the baby plants that will one day become monster buds for a host of local shops, along with the multitudinous bags of malt and barley that will soon become the beer that makes Beer Town, USA, so famous. While nefarious operators turn to far-flung portions of Central Oregon to grow illegal weed for not-legal markets, legal operators can set up shop right in the heart of town. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like inside a legal weed grow, this is your chance to take a look. The team over at Tokyo Starfish recently gave me a tour of its grow operation, right in the heart of Bend’s not-so-famous Buds and Suds district.

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convenience but is still an awesome bong to gaze at. I consider this piece more convenient because of the lighter and bud holders that have been strategically placed at the base of the bong. Pot heads no longer have to feel out their pockets or check the surrounding area for lighters. With designated places for your necessary smoking needs, this bong will keep your organization skills at an A-1 level.

pieces that tops out at $3,500 is a double skulled bong that is perfect for the Halloween season. Taking crystal skulls to another level, this percolating beauty is definitely on the list of conversation starters. Trevor Bradford

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Opal Dab Rig Up first is a colorful dab rig covered in 36 “opals,” or jewels. I found this flashy rig at Midtown Direct Smoke Shop, located next to Top Shelf Medicine off of Greenwood Avenue. The attached quartz banger can come with Rich Johnson

Double Skull Bong by Carsten Carlile.

Bend Bong.

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Both the Bend and lighter holder bong ironically retails for around $420 out the door. Last in the lineup is a fantastically crafted bong and dab rig I found at the Piece of Mind head shop. Pop culture in the stoner world is where glass blowers get a lot of their inspiration from. Skeletons, “Aliens” and everything in between have all been redesigned and sold as bongs and dab rigs to the fans of the genres. Local Bend glass blower Carsten Carlile produces

Flower Power To end this list of rad glass I tried to find the most expensive and elaborate piece possible. Carlile again takes the cake with this Xenomorph strictly flower bong. Going back to the OG days of smoking, this piece has a fixed bowl and a carb attached straight to the alien’s tale. This “Aliens” inspired Trevor Bradford

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a terpene pearl inside the banger, terpene pill valve system and a perfectly fitting marble to use as a carb cap. The pearl, pill valve and marble make the dabbing experience more manageable because the user can control the flavor and amount of smoke being produced. Clocking in around $700 for the rig, banger and accessories you’ll be coughing up clouds of smoke and dough for this beautiful piece. Bend Bong Next, are two pieces from Midtown Direct again and were produced by Trident Glass out of Eugene. The first bong features a shout out to Bend that is integrated into the glass. A gorgeous mountain landscape with “Bend, OR” painted onto the neck of the glass makes this piece seem more like a dope flower vase rather than an expensive smoking device. The bowl included also features an artsy outlook on the outdoorsy town. Lighter holder bong Trident Glass’s production of this other bong focused more on

Flower Power Xenomorph Bong by Carsten Carlile.

Lighter and Bud Holder Bong.

eye-catching bongs and rigs that bring marijuana crafts into the mainstream glass blowing industry. Double Skull Carlile’s productions sit on the cusp of usable glass and strictly artistic works. One of the more expensive



wning the most ornate bong or dab rig is considered bragging rights among the stoner community. These one-of-a-kind glass pieces can bring a heightened experience to an already “high” scenario. While some intricate pieces rely on cosmetic designs like opals or familiar characters, other artistic smoking utensils focus on the smoke production or smoothness of the inhale. For this issue of the Leaflet I went on an exploration to find some of Bend’s raddest glass pieces at a variety of head shops.

bong prices at $6,000 and seems more comfortable sitting on a fireplace mantel rather than some stoner’s dirty coffee table. As potheads get older and obtain higher incomes, the weed they smoke and pieces they use get higher up in price ranges as well. Owning the raddest glass in your friend group truly is important to some stoners and with bongs topping out at $6,000, finding one that fits your personality could be just one head shop away.




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and art event celebrating the Metolius River Basin and supporting Central Oregon LandWatch, a local environmental nonprofit defending Central Oregon’s livable future. Oct. 28, 5:30-7pm. Contact: 541-647-2930 ext.807. Free.

Paws & Pints Come talk dogs and make friends

with other like-minded folks! Join us for a hosted beverage and there may even be an adorable puppy or two looking to meet their perfect person! First Wednesday of every month, 5-7pm. Silver Moon Brewing, 24 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend.

Rigs and Coffee Come out to Rigs and Coffee to learn more about backcountry travel, have coffee, network, and see Rigs! Oct. 30, 10am-Noon. Matrix Integrated (Bend), 20460 Brandis Ct., Bend. Contact: Free. Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part

of aging. Join us to learn about the impact of Alzheimer’s; the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia; stages and risk factors; current research and treatments available for some symptoms; and Alzheimer’s Association resources. Oct. 27, 9:3011am. 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. info@ 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: acornartandnature/. Free. Baby Ninja Classes Cuties (10 months - 24

months) plus adult will bond and have a blast during these unique yoga and ninja warrior classes! Through Dec. 8. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. Registration $105 per child.

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 2 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. 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 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, 5-7pm. Through Dec. 2. Join Camp Fire’s 5th-6th grade LEGO Robotics team,

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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. Samara Learning Center, 230 NE Ninth St., Bend. Contact: 541-382-4682. $125.

Halloween Hang Out - Kids Open Play

fundamental coordination skills through obstacle-based gymnastics and climbing challenges in this action-packed class. Through Dec. 7. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. Registration $120.

Join us for a spooky good time this Halloween with a special Toddler Open Play. Dress up your little ones and bring them to our super-cute toddler costume contest! Plus we’ll have a spooky photo backdrop, fun Halloween music and candy give away! Plus a surprise costumed friend will be Oct. 30, 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.

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Private Birthday Parties $335 reservation

Bend, your kids (age 6 - 10) will gain amazing Ninja Warrior abilities through our obstacle course training, rock climbing and fitness conditioning classes. Through Dec. 9. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. Registration $125.

Kids Open Play Our Kids Ninja Warrior gym is a wonderful space for kids to stay active and have fun! Saturdays-Sundays, Noon-3pm. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. info@ Kids Open Play 1-Pass $15 Kids Open Play 10-Pass $130.

Mad Science Family Program Unleash you

inner Mad Scientist while your family experiments with colorful, fun, and messy chemistry. 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. programs@ $10-12.

Mini-Ninja Classes Kids (ages 2 - 3) plus adult

will have a blast during these upbeat movement classes! Through Dec. 8. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. Registration $105 per child.

Mini-Yoga Classes Moms / Dads / Grand-

parents and kids (ages 2 - 5) will have a blast during these fun, upbeat yoga classes! Each class will have a theme and will include fun yoga sequences and games, partner poses, songs with movements, active story time and bubbles to help with kids’ development Wednesdays, 4-4:45pm. Through Dec. 15. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. Registration $105 per child.

Nano-Ninja Classes Kids (age 4 - 5) will love

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your athletic performance through the exciting sport of Ninja Warrior! Through focus and determination we will coach you through the three main components of Ninja Warrior: gymnastics, ground-based obstacles and rock climbing. Have lots of fun, while achieving a stronger body, enhancing your balance Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm. Through Dec. 9. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. info@ Registration $125.

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 2 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. $335 2 Hour Private Access to Entire Facility Free Open Play Passes.

Pumpkin Carving & Spooky Specials

Carve your jack-o-lantern right at your table, and leave the mess with us! Thu, Oct. 28, 3-10pm, Fri, Oct. 29, 3-10pm and Sat, Oct. 30, Noon-10pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St., Bend. Contact: (541)-382-5174. $15.

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 7th-9th graders: Teens Ignited. Teens Ignited is all about working together to make our community a better place. Members explore causes that matters to them and design and execute service projects to champion these causes. BendTECH, 1001 SW Emkay Dr, Bend. Contact: 541-382-4682. Sliding scale pricing $80-$325.

Toddler Open Play Our Kids Ninja Warrior gym

is a wonderful space for kids to stay active and have fun! Mondays-Thursdays-Sundays, 9am-Noon. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-2413919. $12-$105.

Trunk or Treat The Craft Family is opening their trunks and inviting kiddos to come Trunk or Treat! Oct. 30, 1-3pm. Craft Kitchen & Brewery, 62988 Layton Ave #103, Bend. Contact: 541-749-8611. Free. Twinkle Toes Tap Learn the basics of Tap! This beginner class for ages 5-7 will be 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 Adult Cooking Class-Mushrooms I Love Cooking With Mushrooms! Oct. 29, 5:30-9pm. Kindred Creative Kitchen, 2525 NE Twin Knolls Drive, Bend. Contact: 541-640-0350. 85.

Cook Like a Pro 2 This is the second of our

Cook Like a Pro series where you can learn to cook like a pro, and is for adults only. Mondays, 6-9pm. Through Nov. 29. Kindred Creative Kitchen, 2525 NE Twin Knolls Drive, Bend. Contact: 541-640-0350. kindredcreativekitchen@ $200.

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 Rd., 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 Come for the Boos Stay for the Booze Halloween Party at Initiative Brewing!! 21+ ONLY Calling all guys & ghouls 21 & over!

Oct. 29, 8-11pm. Initiative Brewing, 424 NW 5th Street, Redmond. Free.

Cross Cut Warming Hut: Locals’ Day!

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


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ing 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.

Monkless Belgian Ales - Friar’s Festivus Beer Release The time has come for this year’s Friar’s Festivus release! The first chance to snag this classic Belgian winter ale before it’s gone! Nov. 1, Noon-9pm. Monkless Belgian Ales Brasserie, 803 SW Industrial Way, Bend. Contact: 541-797-6760. Free.

Spider City Brewing Pints for Ponies

Spider City Brewing is graciously hosting a “Pints for Ponies” night for Heartspace Horse Sanctuary. $1 from every drink sold will go toward caring for elderly, abused, neglected horses, ponies, donkeys and mules in their final days. Oct. 28, 3-7pm. Spider City Brewing, 1177 SE Ninth St., Bend. Contact: 541602-8441 or 503.679.7170. or Free.

ATHLETIC EVENTS 2021 Happy Girls Sisters Run

Challenge yourself to the half marathon and enjoy beautiful single track, fast, flowy descents and amazing views of the Cascades on the Peterson Ridge trail system just outside Sisters or have fun with the 5K which tours the scenic western-themed town. We also feature the 2021 Virtual Happy Girls Run for our extended Happy Girls Running Community! Oct. 30, 8am. FivePine Lodge Event Center, 1021 Desperado Trail, Sisters. $35-$99.

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 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: 541-6472284. Free.

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. Drop in for one game, or join us for the full season; our community is open to all skills, abilities, genders, and competitiveness. 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. Halloween Walk-About Get your costumes on

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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, Or., Redmond. Contact:

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Jumping (even dates). 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: 541728-7878. $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. Join us for three hours of skill-building fun while you take your riding to the next level! Sundays, 10am-1pm. Seventh Mountain Resort, 18575 SW Century Dr., Bend. Contact: 541-728-7878. info@ $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. This is the perfect environment to gain confidence and meet new friends! Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Seventh Mountain Resort, 18575 SW Century Dr., Bend. Contact: 541-728-7878. $75.

HEALTH & WELLNESS 40 Days to Personal Revolution For the

duration of the program, we meet Tuesday nights for 75-minute holistic coaching sessions centered around balancing body, mind, and spirit. Tuesdays, 7-8:15pm. Through Nov. 16. Contact: 541-550-8550. $40.

7 Gates to Healing Seven Gates is a deep dive into your internal landscape by exploring different gates of healing (grief, shadow aspects, and trauma....). Nov. 1 to Jan. 17, 7-9pm email: to register.

Access Bars and Body Process Gifting and Receiving How much of your life

do you spend doing rather than receiving? First Tuesday of every month, 6-8pm. The Blissful Heart Yoga Barn, 45 NW Greeley Ave Entrance in Back Alley, Bend. Contact: 541-848-7608. Free.

Advancing Your Yoga Practice 4-Week Series Have you felt ready to take your yoga

practice to the next level? Wednesdays, 5:306:45pm. Through Nov. 17. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. Registration $72.

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. Text 541-678-3460 for location and times. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 7:10pm. High Desert Martial Arts, 2535 NE Studio Rd., Bend. $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.

Learn the original form of Tai Chi at a Central Oregon Tai Chi class!

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! Schedule online or give us a call to reserve your spot! Tuesdays-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 Drive, Suite 100, Bend. Suggested donation $10-$20.

Know Mystery - Cooking as Creative Meditation Learn how to approach cooking as a daily act involving mindfulness, gratitude, and joy. Oct. 27, 6-7pm. Contact: 541-312-1029. laurelw@ Free.

Living Well with Chronic Conditions The

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

Motivation and Goal Setting Workshop

Feeling Pandemic Blues? It’s a great time to redesign your life. Make use of your time at home by setting and reaching goals in a free Zoom Workshop. Certified Life Coach Jacquie Elliott is hosting a motivation and accountability workshop on the first Monday of the each month. First Monday of every month, 5:307pm. Contact: 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 Ron Griggs (No Charge) Join us for praise and worship in the vineyard with live music at 11am. This is a beautiful way to start your Sunday morning.....Sit in the Vineyard with a backdrop of the Three Sisters Mountains for praise and worship. Chairs are

provided for you. Oct. 31, 11am-Noon. Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards, 70450 NW Lower Valley Dr., Terrebonne. Contact: 541-526-5075. marketing@ 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 Eastside This experiential yoga class explores vibration through movement, music and meditation. Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Through Oct. 27. Hanai Foundation, 62430 Eagle Road, 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. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 9:45-10:45am. Central Oregon Tai Chi, 1601 NW Newport Ave, Bend. Contact: 541-797-9620. $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-Wednesdays, 9-10am. Oregon Tai Chi, 1350 SE Reed Mkt Rd Ste 102, Bend. Contact: 541-389-5015. $55-$65.

The Happiness Course What do happy people

really look like? This interactive skills and processing group focuses on using our individual strengths, rewiring our brains for positivity, and practices for elevating our mood while also connecting with others (highest factor corelated to happiness!) 4-5:15pm. The Base at Franklin, 5 NW Franklin Avenue, Bend. Contact: 541-610-8826. Insurance or sliding scale.

The Transformative Power of Resonance in Relationships Navigating interper-

sonal relationship dynamics is key to our well being and creating a sense of aliveness with others. For registration contact Beth at bethwm519@gmail. com Wednesdays, 6-8pm. Through Nov. 10. Contact: 503-680-5810. $150. for one or $260. for two people.

The Vance Stance/Structural Reprogramming Tired of being in Pain? Get to the root of why

you are tight, crooked, suffering in this series of 2-hour classes in posture & flexibility that begin Mon, Aug. 30. Choose from 4 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.


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I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost...Tour! A spooky and historic tour of Downtown Bend, just in time for Halloween By Trevor Bradford


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ince Bend is such a relatively young city, some might not realize just how much of the past still lies within the walls and waterways centered around downtown. From the shores of the Deschutes River to the O’Kane Building in the heart of the city, ghost stories are silently waiting to be discovered. Mother and daughter duo and local authors Jools Sinclair and Meg Kehoe host the Bend Ghost Tours, on a mission to discover Bend’s most active haunts. The tour features Sinclair and Kehoe explaining historical downtown spots and the eerie tales that go along with them.

The ghostly adventure starts at the banks of the Deschutes River where a tale of accidents and bravery is told. The next historical haunting is the Allen/Rademacher/Goodwillie House, which currently houses the Commons Cafe and Taproom and is known as Bend’s oldest haunted house. Next is The O’Kane Building that houses storefronts from arcades to bars and is said to host more than gamers and patrons. Passersbys claim to see shadowy figures manning the empty bar, just waiting for familiar customers to come strolling in. From there, the group ventures to several downtown businesses Courtesy Bend Ghost Tours

Dowsing rods can have a mind of their own on Bend Ghost Tours.

including the Pine Tavern and what’s said to be the most terrifying property in the area: The Downing Building, located on Bond Street. A short interactive dowsing-rod experiment behind the Downing Building allows tour guests to get intimate with the spirits of years past. Scientists and ghost hunters alike use dowsing rods to find water, artifacts and ghosts that could be buried deep underground. The rods begin crossing or moving when a spirit or underground water source is present. Some guests may get no answers with the rods while others have their rods going haywire the entire experience. During my group’s ghost tour, husband and wife Mick and Sally Craven had two separate experiences with the rods. Sally’s rods crossed continuously and began to move faster as she walked closer to the building. Her husband, though, received no movement from his set of rods. Mysterious. ... The last otherworldly spot loops back around to the Tower Theatre, where an old couple can allegedly be seen enjoying shows in the crowd—even though they died years before curtain call. A love of mysteries and ghosts led Sinclair and Kehoe to start The Bend Ghost Tour company. In the future, the pair expects to add more creepy stops and lost history to the walking route. So, the next time you’re passing by the O’Kane Building, look through the glass into the several shops that line the bottom floor and possibly get a

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glimpse of a patron, worker or owner that this terrifying building refuses to let go of. For more information and to register for a tour, visit Bend Ghost Tours

Tours start at Mirror Pond Plaza 875 NW Brooks St., Bend $19-$25



CHOW Soup Season

By Nicole Vulcan

Courtesy Kara's Kitchenware

As cooler weather sets in, local chefs share their favorite warming soups


By Nicole Vulcan

Cooking Classes for the Holidays and Beyond Soup's on! Get back in the kitchen because soup season is here!

Butternut squash is, of course, also a favorite among local restauranteurs. “Fall is my favorite season and butternut squash my go-to seasonal veggie,” said Menoula Stanitsas of Kefi Fast Fresh Mediterranean. “While most focus on the mighty pumpkin

“I love making a smooth creamy soup that tastes amazing and can also warm your soul.” —Josh Podwils ers Juli and Ramsey Hamdan take advantage of the season’s mushroom bounty to make soups at home. “Personally, we make mushroom soups with what we seasonally forage. Our favorite is black trumpet Hungarian mushroom soup, and smoked turkey chanterelle chowder,” Juli Hamdan told the Source Weekly. On the professional side of things, this time of year brings a warming dish to Joolz, with “a Lebanese-inspired elk chili that has garbanzo beans, feta, tabbouli and fritos.”

we at Kefi create magic with butternut squash, roasting apples with our squash to bring out a natural sweetness to this vegan soup. Sage and a mixture of other herbs and spices add depth, while roasted chopped pumpkin seeds add a bit of crunch to this seasonal comfort.” Also a fan of butternut squash is Sierra Phillips of Bo’s Felafel Bar, where butternut squash soup is on the menu this week as a special. As a special treat for the season, Phillips shared her recipe with readers:

Sierra’s Butternut Squash Soup 1 butternut squash 1 tart green apple 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1/2 red onion, diced 2 Tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon maple syrup 1 tablespoon sage 1 tablespoon salt 1/2 teaspoon white pepper 1 can of coconut cream 1.5 cups broth (chicken preferred, but veg works) Roast the squash however you prefer. Peel it, cube it and set aside. Chop the apple. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter and sauté garlic, onions and half the apple until apple softens. Add the squash, half the sage, the maple and the remaining butter. Get everything coated in butter. Add the broth. Let it simmer until the apples get reeeeal soft. Transfer to a suitable container for blending and add the rest of the apple. Blend until smooth. Add back to the pot and stir in coconut cream, simmer until it smells good. Add the pepper and salt at the end and stir. Serve with fried sage and pomegranate seeds on top!

Local cooks who want to improve their skills in the kitchen have a wealth of options at the kitchen store located in the Old Mill. Kara’s Kitchenware is offering a host of classes on an ongoing basis, and many of the upcoming offerings delve into the nuances of holiday cooking. A class taking place Nov. 3 is a partnership with fellow Old Mill store Savory Spice, called “Cooking with Savory Spice” with Savory Spice owner Matt Perry. On Nov. 7, the store hosts Pies 101, and on Nov. 10, Fall Tarts are the focus. The cooking classes—happening most Wednesdays and many Sundays—continue with Fancy First Courses on Nov. 14 and Holiday Meal Planning and Sides Nov. 17. December’s offerings include a Pasta Workshop, Holiday Cookies, Holiday Mixology and Holiday Hors d’oeuvres, among others. Classes are two hours long and cost $99. Kara’s Kitchenware is the new venture for retired nurse Kara Hansen, who bought the store from its former owners in early 2021 and renamed the store from Ginger’s Kitchenware to Kara’s Kitchenware this past summer. Find more details about the upcoming cooking classes at, or look for the calendar listing on the Source Weekly’s calendar at


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entral Oregon gets more than its share of bright, sunny days—but when the skies are dark and the wind is blowing, as it was this past weekend, almost nothing rivals a hot bowl of soup for warming comfort. Soup can be something of an afterthought on many local menus, relegated to the bottom of the page; treated as an add-on to other, bigger dishes. But with a hearty loaf or a crusty baguette (Midtown Market, Jackson’s Corner and the Village Baker are among the purveyors offering wonderful breads ready for soup-dipping), soup can become a bona fide meal. Add in a bottle of your favorite vino and you have cold-weather perfection. In honor of soup season, some local chefs weighed in about their favorites. “I love making a smooth creamy soup that tastes amazing and can also warm your soul,” said Josh Podwils of Loyaute and executive chef at Elixir Wine Group (and voted Best Chef in our Best of Central Oregon 2021 readers’ poll). “The three soups that I love are a Coconut Tomato Bisque, Coconut Sweet Potato and Roasted Jalapeno and a Broccoli Cheddar. All three of these soups are amazing!” At Joolz in downtown Bend, co-own-


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FILM SHORTS By Jared Rasic Your friendly local film reviewer’s takes on what’s out there in the world of movies. No Time To Die - Courtesy MGM

Reach Another - (EVENT) Evening for Ethiopia Gala - a benefit for ReachAnother Foundation presented by The Ladd Group and Cascade Sotheby’s - Saturday October 23rd 6pm at Aspen Hall - Tickets are $125/person.



Evening for Ethiopia celebrates the culture and cuisine of Ethiopia while raising funds to save the lives of babies born with neural tube defects in Ethiopia.

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THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2: The first one was

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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, McMenamins

THE ALPINIST: A fascinating and challenging documentary about a solo climber and his ascents in some incredibly remote alpine faces. Prepare to be pinned to your seat. Tin Pan Theater ANTLERS: Writer Nick Antosca has been responsible for some of the freakiest nightmare fuel I’ve ever seen (including the underrated and highly disturbing series “Channel Zero”). This is his long COVID-delayed flick from the director of “Black Mass” about a disturbed little boy and his monstrous friend. This looks gorgeous. Regal Old Mill DUNE: I’m not sure I’ve ever been more excited for a movie. It has finally arrived: Frank Herbert’s science fiction masterpiece is here and I am there for it. Fear is the mind killer. See full review on p.31. Regal Old Mill, Sisters Movie House, Odem Theater Pub

THE LAST DUEL: Ridley Scott takes on a “Rashomon”-like tale, co-written by Affleck and Damon and starring a very serious Adam Driver. Someone needs to give him a hug. Regal Old Mill LAST NIGHT IN SOHO: It’s always a cause for celebration when we get a new Edgar Wright film. He’s using his considerable skills honed on “Baby Driver” and “Shaun of the Dead” and combining it with ’70’s color-drenched horror like “Suspiria” and “Don’t Look Now.” The cast looks amazing and music will rule. Regal Old Mill. Sisters Movie House 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 you 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

RON’S GONE WRONG: A slyly subversive

animated feature about a new social media device that’s half-pet and half-Instagram. When a young kid gets a broken model, he’s given the unique opportunity to help pull everyone back into the world. Surprisingly fantastic. Regal Old Mill, Sisters Movie House

THE FRENCH DISPATCH: Wes Anderson’s back with this love letter to The New Yorker starring Bill Murray, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton and literally dozens more. Critics are calling this his best movie in years and as someone who’s a die-hard fan of his work, that’s saying something. Regal Old Mill. Sisters Movie House, Odem Theater Pub

SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS: Yeah, yeah, I know, it’s another Marvel

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 Myers 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. Tin Pan Theater

LANGUAGE LESSONS: A charming comedy

following a man getting Spanish lessons over Zoom. One of the best movies I’ve seen that focuses on plain and simple friendship instead of romance. Tin Pan Theater

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

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 more accuracy. These are for entertainment purposes only. My entertainment.


The Mystery of Life isn’t a Problem to SCREEN Solve, But a Reality to Experience "Dune" is the spice of life


By Jared Rasic Photo courtesy of Warner

reading by myself and it made me a lifelong fan of science fiction and speculative fiction. With unmatched world building, fascinating geo-politics and characters I’ve felt connected to for most of my life, it’s hard for me to remember a period when “Dune” wasn’t central to my growth as an artist and a person. Back when I was doing theater, as I was standing off-stage getting ready to enter, I would whisper the “Dune” line, “fear is the mind killer” to myself before walking out. It’s that connected to me. Even with all of its flaws, I still love the brazen weirdness of David Lynch’s 1984 adaptation and I respect the attempt of a fully accurate adaptation that the Sci-Fi Channel went for back in 2000 (although the special effects have aged so poorly it’s almost impossible to watch again). But what Villeneuve has done is something entirely more astounding. He’s stripped a lot of the subplots out and instead built a world that feels like Herbert’s vision come to life, but without getting drowned in the details. The endless exposition of Lynch’s version is gone, replaced by such cutting-edge special effects, sweeping cinematography and grounded performances that we’re forced to feel like citizens of a world we’ve never experienced. “Dune” definitely won’t be for everyone, as the pacing is leisurely and the action sequences don’t take up a huge amount of the runtime. Also, “Dune” is

It would be quite dangerous to underestimate the Lady Jessica, perfectly played by Rebecca Ferguson.

just the first 60% or so of the book, so what we have on screen is only Part 1 of the story. The film finds a very natural stopping place and doesn’t end on a cliffhanger, but it is very much only the first half of a movie. Purists of the book also might not appreciate all of the cutting that happens, but the film feels like it came from someone who truly loves Frank Herbert’s creation and wanted to make a movie that Herbert would have loved himself. Villeneuve even subverts the white-savior narrative from the book into something that feels more modern, while still being honest to Herbert’s vision.

Let “Dune” wash over you. If you can safely see the film in IMAX, the sound and the giant screen will absolutely transport you into a new world. When I think of the word “cinematic,” I always imagine something on the scale of “Dune”— something so large and epic that we have no choice but to become a part of the story ourselves. And what a story it is. Dune


Dir. Denis Villeneuve Grade: A Now playing at Regal Old Mill, Sisters Movie House, Odem Theater Pub and Streaming on HBOMax

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hat is it that you actually want from movies? Do you want to be transported to places, cultures and worlds you’ve never experienced before? Do you like the simplicity of just being told a story? Are films another form of art to you that you love deconstructing and searching inside for the hidden meanings and themes? Or are they none of the above and just sound in the background while you scroll through your phone? Whatever you give to a film is what you get back. However much we engage with art correlates to whether we’re moved by it or, at the very least, transported out of our normal lives into someone else’s vision for a few hours. I’ve dedicated such a large part of my life to thinking about movies because the very best ones allow me to keep expanding my knowledge of humanity and the world, while even the very worst ones might give me an alwaysmuch-needed laugh. I say all this because Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of “Dune” absolutely transported me to another planet 8,000+ years in the future. I’ve watched it three times since it was released last week and by shutting off the outside world and fully engaging with the story of Paul Atreides, Lady Jessica and the desert planet of Arrakis, I truly feel drunk on cinema in a way I haven’t felt since “Fury Road” was released. Frank Herbert’s immortal novel is the first one I can ever remember


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Larch Light Up the Forests

Golden needles shout fall and mark the turn of the season

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all is a fleeting thing in Central Oregon. One minute you are lamenting the loss of summer and then before you know it, winter arrives and you didn’t get a chance to soak in the delights of the season. So, take heed: now is the time to enjoy fall, and one great way to do that is by enjoying the seasonal colors of the Western larch. Western larch (Larix occidentalis) is a large coniferous tree native to Central Oregon that can grow 100-150 feet tall. It has a narrow shape with relatively short branches and has furrowed, cinnamon-brown bark like that of the ponderosa pine. Its cones are bristly and small, 1-13/8 inches, and its needles are soft and short, 1-1 ¾ inches, and are arranged on twigs in a series of little tufts. The magic of larch, however, is in those needles, because as a deciduous conifer they turn a spectacular yellow each fall! Deciduous trees are those that lose their leaves—or needles in this case—each fall. Most conifers—or cone-bearing trees—do not lose their needles and remain evergreen year round (hence the common name evergreen). The Western larch is one of a handful of deciduous conifers in the conifer world. Others include dawn redwood and some cypress trees in the genus Taxodium. Here in Central Oregon, larch trees usually begin to change color in mid-October. First the needles will begin to show a hint of yellow, and then they’ll transition into a brilliant yellow that will fall to the ground and carpet the forest floor. Forests with lots of larch trees are particularly spectacular in the fall as their golden needles

Hikers enjoy a fall hike with golden larch in the background.

offer a strong contrast to the sea of green ponderosa pine and Douglas fir. Winter is not the Western larch’s strong suit. Once those beautiful needles fall, it spends the winter bare and rather dead-looking. It is often confused for a beetle-killed pine, but can be differentiated by the warty texture of its twigs (those little needle tufts). But, come spring, the larch will sprout new needles in the most delicious spring green color. It is a harbinger of spring, brightening forests with fresh new life that demands attention and brings hope. It also demands sunshine! Western larch are sun lovers and don’t like the shade because they need to maximize the amount they can photosynthesize while their needles are on. Jay Mather/Deschutes Land Trust

Bright larch shine when mixed into a pine and fir forest.

Western larch is a long-lived tree (some live 700-900 years!) that grows quickly and is very resistant to fire. Its thick bark, deep roots, lack of lower limbs and needles with high moisture content help it survive the regular low-intensity fires that occur in our region. Western larch is a valuable wood for construction and heating since it has the densest wood of all our conifers. Native Americans use the tree for a variety of medicinal treatments and make syrup from its sap and gum from its harder pitch. Western larch is also used in the production of turpentine and baking powder. In the natural world, Western larch is one of the first species to move in after a disturbance like a windstorm or fire. They help pave the way for more shade-loving species that grow under them. A wide variety of wildlife use the resources the Western larch offers. Rodents and squirrels eat its seeds, birds look for insects and nest in its branches, deer and elk will browse on its needles, and bears eat its sweet sap in spring. Flying squirrels, woodpeckers, owls and other species will also nest in holes in the tree, and raptors will nest in the larch when it becomes a snag—a dead, standing tree—later in life. Despite the many uses and benefits of this native tree, the delight it brings each fall may be one of the most tangible. Take some time to visit a place with Western larch and see them in all their fall glory—they’ll be gone before you know it. The Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests have many places where larch thrive. Shevlin Park in Bend is always prime, and the Deschutes Land Trust’s Metolius Preserve is a favorite local destination for reveling in the golden needles of the Western larch.

Learn About Skyline Forest with Dirty Freehub Gravel cyclists who ride between Bend and Sisters got a rude awakening this past year when a local landowner began to put “No Trespassing” signs on the Brooks-Scanlon Haul Road/4606 road between the two towns. A large portion of the land between Bend and Sisters makes up what is known as the Skyline Forest, also privately owned. This week, founders of Dirty Freehub, the website offering free gravel routes in Oregon and beyond, is holding a webinar that allows people to learn about the Skyline Forest, why it needs protecting and what all those “No Trespassing” signs mean. For those who ride the off-the-beaten roads and trails of Central Oregon, this will be an informative—and short—session to get up to speed. Dirty Freehub Co-Founder Kevin English will speak with Rika Ayotte, the new executive director of the Deschutes Land Trust, which has long been involved in an effort to preserve the Skyline Forest. The short session starts at 7pm on Nov. 2 and includes a Q&A open for all. Skyline Forest: What Has Changed in the Last Year Tue., Nov. 2, 7pm Join the webinar at: Free




Oregon Wine for Fire Relief

“Keep Oregon Green” wine directs money to fire efforts By Nicole Vulcan

handful of Oregon wineries is donating grapes toward a project aimed at helping fire victims and preventing future fires. Six Oregon wineries, in partnership with Union Wine Company, are producing a limited-production pinot noir cuvee, with 100% of the proceeds going to future fire efforts. Eighty percent of the proceeds of the wine go to the Oregon Community Foundation’s Community Rebuilding Fund, which helps Oregon communities that have been leveled by wildfires. The remaining 20% goes to Keep Oregon Green, an association formed in 1941 aimed at “educating the public of our shared responsibility to prevent humancaused wildfires in the state.” Over 70% of the state’s wildfires are attributed to humans’ daily activities, Keep Oregon Green alleges. The Oregon Pinot Noir is a blend of grapes from Stoller Wine Group, Furioso Vineyards, Willamette Valley Vineyards, Ponzi Vineyards, A to Z Wineworks and Bjornson Vineyards, and is packaged by Union Wine Company. “At Stoller, we have a deep appreciation for our land and desire to support our community,” said Melissa Burr, vice president of winemaking for the Stoller Wine Group. Stoller opened a tasting room in Bend’s Box Factory, on Arizona Avenue, last year. The Keep Oregon Green wine is available at New Seasons and Market of Choice locations in the state, along with the tasting rooms of the wineries taking part. It’s also available online through Union Wine Company’s website. “2020 was a tough year for all of us here in Oregon, but it brought into light how amazing and supportive our

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Wine in a can for a worthwile cause.

wine community really is,” said Darin Dougherty, marketing director at Union Wine Company. “We can always find ways to learn, grow and be more aware of the impact we have on our ever-changing environment. It’s no secret that the past several fire seasons have wrought untold devastation on communities all along the West Coast. Massive fires tore through California’s Napa and Sonoma counties in 2020, destroying many vintage vines. Oregon’s wine-growing regions were also threatened, and some experienced smoke damage, called “smoke taint.” Some winemakers opted to make more rosé than in other years, which helped to reduce the effects of the smoke on the final product. A four-pack of the Keep Oregon Green pinot noir, in cans, sells for $28 on the Union Wine Company site. Courtesy Keep Oregon Green

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



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

“If God had wanted man to _____s_____, He wouldn’t have given us ______s” —Mike Ditka


ACROSS 1. Talk and talk and talk 5. Infield protection 9. Info on a vaccine passport 14. Prepares, as spuds 16. West Elm rival 17. Nation that is 78% Buddhist 18. Rockabilly singer Chris 19. Bill after playing a test match? 21. Decuplet playing with a shuttlecock? 23. Employ 24. ___ Sainte-Croix 25. Sound of discomfort 26. Stirred (up) 28. Cartoon eating sound 29. Eephus pitch trajectory 30. Adultery, e.g. 32. Nebraska governor Ricketts 33. J. ___ Band 35. Covered with foliage 37. Dribbling Milne character? 42. Under cover, maybe? 43. Frugivore’s diet 45. Cookie box abbr. 48. Supervillain Luthor 49. Gondolier’s paddle 51. General known for chicken 52. “That makes sense” 54. Article in Augsburg 55. National Poetry Mo. 56. Brief moment 57. Flat cap worn while pinning? 61. Coffee enjoyed on a rink? 63. “Outer Banks” actress Madelyn 64. Broadcasting 65. Final notes 66. Put in a pen 67. Proceeds, poetically 68. Country singer Jake ___ 69. Tidy

DOWN 1. Greasing the wheels, so to speak 2. Singer who had the first #1 hit without having a record contract 3. Colleges and universities 4. Smile broadly 5. Mentos rival 6. “Rubber City” 7. Bridle part 8. Treaty 9. Pad in a court 10. Smack 11. Slow-witted 12. China in a hutch 13. “Venerated” medieval scholar 15. Robbers’ coverups 20. Essential piece 22. Neither’s partner 27. Down with 30. Five-finger exercise 31. Feeling like shit 34. Exams taken before civ pro 35. Wild goat of the Alps 36. High school class that might read “Les Misérables” 38. Queen of mysteries 39. Kicker’s prop 40. License plate of Doc Brown’s DeLorean 41. Iberian peninsula, historically 44. Anguish 45. Absentee, as at a festival 46. Mr. Right 47. Samhain celebrant 49. Garage collector 50. Jeweller Alex and ___ 53. Water holders 54. Keyboard exercise 58. Kitchen utensil brand 59. Garbage transporter 60. Forest spot 62. Tease

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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Mardi Gras is a boisterous festival that happens every February all over the planet. One hotspot is New Orleans. The streets there are filled with costumed revelers who enjoy acting in ways that diverge from their customary behavior. If you want to ride on a float in the parade that snakes down Royal Street, you must, by law, wear a festive mask. I invite all of you Scorpios to engage in similar festivities for the next three weeks—even if you’re not doing much socializing or partying. It’s a favorable time to experiment with a variety of alternate identities. Would you consider adopting a different persona or two? How could you have fun playing around with your self-image? SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Jungian psychotherapist and storyteller Clarissa Pinkola Estés reminds us, “In fairy tales, tears change people, remind them of what is important, and save their very souls.” I hope you’re open to the possibility of crying epic, cathartic, catalytic tears in the coming weeks, Sagittarius. According to my analysis, you have a prime opportunity to benefit from therapeutic weeping. It could chase your fears and cure your angst and revivify your soul. So please take advantage of this gift from life. Be like a superhero whose superpower is to generate healing by crying. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Filmmaker




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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Fitness buff Jack LaLanne was still doing his daily workout when he was 95. He was also famous for performing arduous feats. At age 65, for example, he swam a mile through Japan’s Lake Ashinoko while towing 65 boats filled with 6,500 pounds of wood pulp. I think you’re currently capable of a metaphorically comparable effort, Aquarius. One way to do it is by mastering a psychological challenge that has previously seemed overwhelming. So meditate on where your extra strength would be best directed, and use it wisely! If you can do Halloween without risk from COVID-19, here are costume suggestions: fitness buff, bodybuilder, marathon runner, yoga master.

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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): When birdwatchers describe a bird, they speak of its “jizz.” This term refers to the distinctive character of its habitual movements, flying style, posture, vocal mannerisms, and coloring. One aficionado defines jizz as the bird’s “indefinable quality,” or the “vibe it gives off.” I’ve got a theory that right now you’re as bird-like as you’ve ever been. You seem lighter and freer than usual, less bound to gravity and solemnity, and more likely to break into song. Your fears are subsiding because you have the confi dence to leave any situation that’s weighing you down. If you can do Halloween without risk from COVID-19, here’s a costume suggestion: the bird that has your favorite kind of jizz. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Aries philosopher Emil Cioran wrote, “When I meet friends or people I know who are going through a difficult period, I usually have this advice for them: ‘Spend 20 minutes in a cemetery, and you’ll see that, though your worry won’t disappear, you’ll almost forget about it and you’ll feel better.’” I don’t think you’re weathering a terribly difficult phase right now, Aries, but you may be dealing with more riddles and doubts and perplexities than you’re comfortable with. You could be feeling a bit darker and heavier than usual. And I think Cioran’s advice would provide you with the proper stimulation to transform your riddles and doubts and perplexities into clarity and grace and aplomb. If you can do Halloween

without risk from COVID-19, here’s a costume suggestion: the spirit of a dead ancestor.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): According to some spiritual teachers, desire interferes with our quest for illumination. It diverts us from what’s real and important. I know gurus who even go so far as to say that our yearnings deprive us of freedom; they entrap us and diminish us. I strongly disagree with all those ideas. I regard my longing as a primary fuel that energizes my drive to free myself from pain and nonsense. How about you, Taurus? In alignment with astrological omens, I authorize you to deepen and refine and celebrate the yearning in your heart. Your title/nickname could be: 1. Yearning Champion. 2. Desire Virtuoso. 3. Connoisseur of Longing. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Author Jessamyn West confessed, “I am always jumping into the sausage grinder and deciding, even before I’m half ground, that I don’t want to be a sausage after all.” I offer her testimony as a cautionary tale, Gemini. There’s no astrological reason, no cosmic necessity, that decrees you must become like a sausage anytime soon. Such a fate can be easily avoided. All you must do is commit yourself to not jumping into the sausage grinder. Also: In every way you can imagine, don’t be like a sausage. (To meditate on sausage-ness, read the Wikipedia entry: tinyurl. com/SausageMetaphor) CANCER (June 21July 22): Our fellow Cancerian, author Franz Kafka, told us, “It is often safer to be in chains than to be free.” And yes, some of us Crabs go through phases when we crave safety so much that we tolerate, even welcome, being in chains. But the fact is that you’re far more likely to be safe if you are free, not in chains. And according to my reading of the astrological omens, that’s extra true for you now. If you can celebrate Halloween without risk from COVID-19, here are costume suggestions: runaway prisoner, escape artist, freedom fighter.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Some of us yearn for allies who can act like saviors: rescue us from our demons and free us from our burdensome pasts and transform us into the beauties we want to become. On the other hand, some of us do all this hard work by ourselves: rescue ourselves from our demons and free ourselves from our burdensome pasts and transform ourselves into the beauties we want to become. I highly recommend the latter approach for you in the coming weeks, Leo. If you can do Halloween without risk from COVID-19, here is a costume suggestion: your own personal savior. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “One of the reasons people are so unhappy is they don’t talk to themselves,” says author Elizabeth Gilbert. “You have to keep a conversation going with yourself throughout your life,” she continues, “to see how you’re doing, to keep your focus, to remain your own friend.” Now is a favorable time to try such an experiment, Virgo. And if you already have skill in the art of carrying on a vibrant dialog with yourself, now is a perfect moment to upgrade and refine it. Try this experiment: Imagine having a conversation with the Future You. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “In the absence of willpower, the most complete collection of virtues and talents is worthless.” Libran occultist Aleister Crowley wrote that, and I agree. But let’s phrase his idea more positively: To make full use of your virtues and talents, you must develop a strong willpower. And here’s the good news, Libra: The coming weeks will be a favorable time to cultivate your willpower, along with the assets that bolster it, like discipline, self-control, and concentration. If you can do Halloween without risk from COVID-19, here are accessories I recommend for you to carry with you, no matter what your costume is: a wand, a symbolic lightning bolt, an ankh, an arrow, a Shiva lingam stone or crystal.

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I’m a guy in my early 20s. I love my older brother and look up to him. But starting in high school, girls flocked to him, and he was crowned prom king, though I’m objectively more attractive. Recently, a girl I really liked and became friends with started dating him after I introduced them at a party. Neither knew about my feelings for her because I never told them, but I now feel resentful and envious of my brother. —Bitter Ideally, if a woman is asked to guess your “spirit animal,” her answer won’t be, “Hamster lying cold and dead in the corner of his cage?” Your “I feel resentful” is a bit entitled snowflake, since you never did anything to let this woman know you were interested. In short: Good things come to those who ask. (Full disclosure: often, though not always.) As for your envy, research by evolutionary psychologist Bram Buunk overturns the bad name this emotion has long gotten. Envy is actually adaptive— functional—and its function appears to be making us go: “Whoa! He’s way ahead of me! Gotta put on my lady-chasing track shoes!” Envy is only a destructive emotion when people experiencing it engage in “malicious envy”: trying to sabotage those doing better than they are rather than trying to up their own game and outdo them fair and square. In the future, when you want a woman, don’t silently watch as she wanders off into another guy’s arms. Say something! As I noted, it won’t always end well when you hit on a woman, but possibly getting rejected is the cost of possibly having dates, sex, and love. That said, there’s a way to repurpose bummerino brush-offs into “small wins”: organizational psychologist Karl Weick’s term for small positive outcomes experienced while failing to solve a big (or even massive) problem. An example of how that might play out in your head: “Okay, that girl I hit on at the bar was nasty, but yesterday, I would’ve spent all night just staring at her. Today, I grew a pair and approached her. Yay, me!” Though this is admittedly the slow, emotionally grubby approach, you should find it much more effective than your current MO: waiting for a woman you’re into to read your mind and have herself shot out of a cannon through your open window and into your love pit/bed. Am

My boyfriend asked me for nude photos of myself. I reluctantly sent him one. I feel very uncomfortable about sending it, and I don’t want to send more -- though sending naked pics now seems very common. Am I paranoid? —Online Privacy Fan Unfortunately, “online privacy” is one of the more absurdo oxymorons—a contradiction in terms on the level of “planned spontaneity,” “working vacation,” and my favorite: “civil war.” (The warring factions yell “Thank you!” and “No, thank you!” across the trenches until more people pass out on one side than the other.) Digital-world technology has made our lives vastly easier, more efficient, and more fun, but it can also cost us big-time —on a scale previously unseen and even unimaginable throughout human history. Back in the Middle Ages, no one had to worry about some brainy malcontent hacking their “cloud” and releasing all their nudie shots to the Global Village. At worst, one other person might come upon a lone sketch of them in a state of undress or maybe a few slutty etchings.In other words, you are far from unreasonable to say no to sending any further nudiepix, and it would not be unreasonable to ask your boyfriend to delete the one you sent him (explaining your privacy concerns). That said, he might find that request unreasonable, vis-a-vis how common it is for people to sext those they’re dating—or (when those people are guys) show random strangers on the internet their erect willy. If he does find it unreasonable, you might feel bad saying no. Women, much more than men, tend to be on the high end of the spectrum of the personality trait “agreeableness” (first identified in the 1930s by psychologists Gordon Allport and Henry Odbert). High agreeableness manifests in a “pleaser” personality: being kind, empathetic, cooperative, and driven to have positive interactions with others (often to one’s own detriment). Understanding that you might have a predisposition to say yes can help you stand up for yourself. At first, announcing your boundaries—saying no—will likely feel bad. Be prepared to override that feeling and act in your best interest. Sure, many people share all sorts of naked ’n’ crazy without having it exposed to the universe, but there’s always that possibility. At a work retreat, your co-workers should not try to bond


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