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This week’s cover image is what is commonly referred to as a “ghost bike.” Drawn by our graphic designer Erica Durtschi, it was the image that came to mind most readily when we were discussing our coverage of the Safe Streets Summit happening this coming week. Too many cyclists and pedestrians are hit and killed by drivers every year, even in our own community. Read about that story in our News section, along with the story of a deadly shooting in downtown Bend that left a young college student—a recent transplant and a person of color—dead. As that situation unfolds, expect more coverage that aims to answer the many questions locals have about the young man’s death and the arrest of the shooter. It’s a heavy load sometimes to dive into these stories, but it’s part of our ongoing mandate to dive into the stories Central Oregon is talking about most and to try to make sense of them in our weekly news-magazine format. Have a great week, Central Oregon.
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New Code Changes: Some Will be Welcome. Others Will Require a Change of Mindset.
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his past week, the Bend City Council did its first reading—essentially one of two rounds of voting—on the changes to city code prompted by Oregon House Bill 2001. Under that 2019 bill, cities can no longer allow single-family zoning; so duplexes, triplexes, quadplexes and cottage clusters can no longer be excluded from neighborhoods zoned as residential. While changes to city codes don’t often register on regular people’s radars, these code changes will be felt, slowly, by everyone in the city. Reworking Bend’s code to accommodate this state law has taken some time, and now, in 2021, we have arrived at the result. Some of these changes have upset people; others bring a bit of welcome change to how some of Bend’s housing stock is currently used. On the “probably unwelcome” side is the fact that the new code reduces parking minimums—meaning some areas will see more street parking than they may have seen in the past. While the size of the lot affects how many parking spaces are required, the new code requires only one parking space per unit for triplexes on smaller lots of less than 3,000 square feet, for example. Townhouses and cottage clusters will only be required to have one space per unit as well. Contrary to some rumors out there, no development will get away with having zero parking spaces per unit. This eases some of the burden on developers who have been hemmed in by parking requirements—but also possibly introduces more conflict by pushing parking to the streets. We all know Bend is growing. This is one way our mindsets will need to grow along with the population. Parking one’s vehicle is not a birthright, and if reducing parking minimums is done in the name of more needed housing, it’s an acceptable tradeoff.
On the “probably welcome side” are changes that limit, at least in some instances, the number of short-term rentals that can be permitted on the same lot. A recent NextDoor thread demonstrated the problem: Right now, a developer on Bend’s southeast side—a residential area if there is one in Bend— is building seven units on a lot, with plans to make every single one a shortterm rental. Neighbors who live and breathe the effects of the present housing crisis are justifiably concerned— but under the version of the code that is soon to expire, that type of development was still allowed. Under the new code, only one of the seven would be allowed to be used as a de facto hotel in that residential neighborhood—so in that case, the development is one of the last bastions of the old code. Provided that the Bend City Council votes again in favor of the code changes at its next meeting Sept. 30, the changes to the code will go into effect Nov. 5. City leaders don’t expect a vast change to be felt quickly, but over time, more infill will happen. People will opt to convert that extra space on the side of the garage into a second unit, effectively making their home a duplex. Triand fourplexes will tuck into small lots. More cottage clusters will allow people to live in comfortably sized homes while sharing outdoor spaces with their neighbors. Street parking—right now fairly abundant in all but the downtown areas—will be more coveted. And neighbors will contend with only a single set of out-of-towners who want to use their neighborhood as a party zone, rather than seeing an entire development full of them. We’d still advocate for a moratorium on new short-term rental permits as we all grapple with a housing calamity of epic proportions in our little mountain city, but an editorial board can dream, we suppose.
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wallah!….they become non drinking, non-drug using, honest, sanitary little homemakers. Naw, it doesn’t work that way. —James Priddy
INFINITE RESOURCES I am relieved to hear the U.S. has infinite water, energy and monetary resources to accommodate millions of new migrants to our country. That appears to be the mindset of Governor Brown, Senators Wyden and Merkley, President Biden and numerous citizens. All seem to support, or enable approximately 200,000 illegal immigrants to cross our borders each of the last three months and invite thousands of Afghans to be flown from their country. (Mitt Romney on CNN indicated about 50,000.) We often allow refugees to enter the U.S. when a country has a war involving the U.S., or a natural disaster. We took in several thousand from El Salvador and will probably allow many Haitians in after the recent hurricane. Cuban refugees have settled in Florida. According to the U.N., our population will increase to about 380 million in 2050, up from the present 330 million, much of it due to migration. That works out to be about one million per state. It does seem odd that these same leaders are telling us we have a housing shortage and record debt and we need to economize on water (piping of canals) and energy use and limit driving because of global warming. If these restrictions are necessary now what will be the impact of having 50 million additional individuals who will need housing, add to our debt, require water and energy and probably need to drive a car. Our grandchildren will find out. —Neil Wilson
SUSTAINABILITY VISIT BEND I call bullsh&$ to Visit Bend’s “Sustainability” grants. It’s just another marketing ploy. Nominate your favorite project, and if it gets funded, Visit Bend will overly promote it as a grantee. Another lame excuse to feel better about whoring out Bend. —Lauren Buccola
RE: A PLACE FOR GRIEF, CULTURE 9/17 This is invaluable. Thank you to this group of women. Facilitating an approach to a universal life event that meets it with softness, acknowledgment, support and tools. Our society balks and turns away from this inevitable part of life, one of the most important parts. As an RN, I too, have witnessed many deaths including my own family members. Being ready, prepared, supported, and allowed to grieve is so important for the people left behind. Thank you for your work. Grief is love with no place to go... —Marilyn Hofmann-Jones via bendsource.com
TREASONOUS BEHAVIOR When I heard that the World’s Worst Loser said that General Mark Milley should be charged with treason for calming reasonable Chinese fears of a possible military attack by our power-mad, democracy-hating Divider-In-Chief, an
old adage came instantly to mind: “People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.” Do he and his Congressional puppets really want to bring up the “t” word? After January 6th? Really? —Eddie Kinnamon
A WELL-RUN CAMP FOR THE HOUSELESS I appreciated Renee Alexander’s positive contribution to the conundrum of how to work with our houseless folks and want to add another model that seems to be providing a “well-run camp,” complete with regulations and an on-site camp manager. I drove by what is called a Safe Camp in Corvallis, OR, and it was clean, contained and had the manager site located front and center. Information on this program can be found at https://corvallisucc.org/safe-camp/ —Gina-Marie Meredith
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I emailed this message to Governor Brown’s office on September 14: Respectfully, this is more than an opinion. It is an admonition of the State’s irresponsible abdication of COVID health/safety/ stewardship in the context of the new mask mandate implemented in August 2021. You have apparently rescinded previous executive orders pertinent to enforcement of masking rules vis-a-vis customers/patrons by businesses, merchants, venues and employers. Previous OSHA guidance on how businesses can enforce these rules have now vanished. As a result, the prevalent attitude by businesses, when facing situations in which customers fail to or refuse to wear masks is, “Well, I am not the mask police.” What a tragic turn of events. Here in La Pine, non-compliance of masking rules by customers/the general public is at alarming break-through levels. This is unacceptable. The State must re-implement enforcement guidelines and support. Otherwise, the State defeats the purpose of the mask mandate by addressing enforcement only of employees; you meet the problem only half-way, at best, by ignoring enforcement with respect to customers and the general public. It is all the more bewildering that outdoor concert venues can require proof of vaccination for entry, and that health care facilities can enforce masking rules, but restaurants and merchants cannot. —Norm Cheever
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Not So Fast
The first Safe Travel Summit seeks survey participants to address perplexing 2020 data on fatal car accidents
By Jack Harvel Ella Taft
expects a good deal more before the survey closes at the end of September. “At the top of their list are, one, greater enforcement is the suggestion made most often and we’ve got hundreds of suggestions back,” Worth said. “The second one is infrastructure improvements to protect bikes and pedestrians. And the third one is more public education.” Data from the last year suggest the nationwide increase of traffic fatalities are likely a result of reckless behavior, spurred by empty roads. “There are data that shows that average speeds increased during 2020, and also more examples of extreme speeds,” Worth said, noting extreme speeds are those exceeding 100 mph. “I think the data to some extent, proves interestingly, the risk factors exactly match the biggest problems that we have in Central Oregon.” Along with speeding, Worth said driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and encouraging seat belt use is a top priority. Prioritizing Safer Streets The survey faced some criticism from safe streets advocates, who believe it focuses too much on individual actions and not enough on safe street design. “Bend Bikes in our newsletter took the position that these are the wrong Ella Taft
A memorial for Jonathan Adams, who was struck and killed by a Fed-Ex semi-tractor trailer in the intersection just east of NW Wall Street as the vehicle was turning right from NW Wall Street onto NW Olney Avenue on Nov. 20, 2017.
questions to be asking because it’s really talking about what can individual drivers do—but drivers will go as fast as the roads allow them to,” said LeeAnn O’Neill, president of the Board at Bend Bikes, a grassroots nonprofit advocating for the safety of cyclists. “For us, it’s really about design; if you want drivers to slow down you need to design the streets to slow drivers down.”
infrastructure, it’s not going to fix places where you’ve got a conflict.” Tyler Deke, manager of Bend’s Metropolitan Planning Organization, said the Summit will likely touch on most pressing pedestrian issues. “Particularly for pedestrians who are either seriously injured or killed, we know they’re generally, for the most part, walking, usually on our multilane roadways, that’s like our four- or
Culture change will take longer than it would take for us to implement projects that prioritizes the safety of people who walk, bike and roll —LeeAnn O’Neill
A driver who cops say had been drinking hit and killed Rich Wolf while cycling along Century Drive on Aug. 11.
O’Neill said this can be achieved in many ways, including speed bumps, chicanes, mini-roundabouts or narrow lanes of travel, depending on what’s best for a particular roadway. In the last year she’s heard stories from local cyclists that drivers became more aggressive, reaffirming her belief that design is the most important aspect of safe streets. “Culture change will take longer than it would take for us to implement projects that prioritize the safety of people who walk, bike and roll,” O’Neill said. “The idea that there’s this campaign that’s going to magically make everybody work within our existing
five-lane roadways,” Deke said. “People trying to get across those big roads is where we see disproportionate impact on people walking.” Though the Summit’s aim is a better understanding of what Central Oregonians want for their roadways, Deke also said he hopes it can recruit safe streets advocates to continue the conversation. “We’re trying to find some champions within the community, for helping us with our safety messaging. Hopefully we’ll be able to identify some folks that will help us continue to push this message over time, so that it’s not just a one-and-done sort of discussion,” Deke said.
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ommon sense would tell you fewer people driving on roadways would mean fewer traffic deaths, but 2020 traffic fatality data show the opposite trend occurring. Americans drove 13.2% fewer miles total in 2020 but fatal traffic accidents rose by 7%. In Deschutes County 31 people died in traffic crashes, the most in a decade, driven mostly by speeding, not wearing a seatbelt, impaired driving and distracted driving. The first Safe Travel Summit, hosted by the Bend Metropolitan Planning Organization partnering with the City of Bend and the county, will attempt to address the issues, guided by community feedback in a survey they will publish on Sept. 30. “The idea behind the survey was to ground truth, information and advice from as broad of a base of residents as we could to help policymakers, elected officials, other community leaders decide what can be done about this,” said Clark Worth, principal of Barney and Worth, the company contracted to conduct public education related to transportation safety. The six-question survey can be completed in about a minute. It asks where respondents are living, their quality of life, their top priority in vehicle safety, their idea of how important improving transportation safety is and how local officials can help. So far over 1,000 survey results have been sent back, and Worth says he
Downtown Shooting Leaves One Dead Man shot after argument outside of a downtown nightclub By Jack Harvel
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fficials say 27-year-old Ian Cranston shot and killed 22-year-old Barry Washington Jr. outside of The Capitol, a nightclub in downtown Bend early Sunday morning. Washington had moved to Bend a little over a month ago from the San Francisco Bay area. A memorial was erected by family and friends on the downtown Bend sidewalk where he was shot. “Barry was just a big teddy bear,” Washington’s aunt, Valencia Roberson, told KTVZ. “He’s a protector of everyone. Just fun-loving, trying to get away from drama and follow up with his music career.”
again and complimented her. Hummel said Washington may not have recognized he was talking to the same woman, and that he was respectful during both occasions. “There’s no evidence that what Mr. Washington did when he approached the woman was inappropriate,” Hummel told KTVZ. “There’s not an allegation that he groped her, grabbed her, was crass with her. He complimented her in a respectful manner. She was fine back. She said, ‘No, thank you. I’m flattered but I’m in a relationship.’ No allegation that anything Mr. Washington did was inappropriate.”
"There was some pushing, some jostling, some punches thrown, but then it calmed down. It was not going to get out of hand. Then Mr. Cranston pulled a gun out of his waistband and shot and killed Mr. Washington." - John Hummel Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel said the incident started earlier in the night when Washington complimented Cranston’s girlfriend in the bar. The woman politely turned him away, saying she was flattered but in a relationship. After midnight, outside the bar, Washington approached the woman
Cranston began arguing with Washington, and they began scuffling with each other, officials described. Eventually their friends stepped in and started fighting as well. Washington was reportedly fighting with Cranston’s friend when Cranston allegedly shot him. “He said some words to Mr. Washington. Mr. Washington said some Courtesy Facebook
Friends, family and strangers contributed to the memorial of Barry Washington Jr. in downtown Bend.
Barry Washington moved to Bend just over a month ago, before he was tragically shot and killed in downtown Bend early Sunday morning.
words back,” Hummel said. “There was some pushing, some jostling, some punches thrown, but then it calmed down. It was not going to get out of hand. Then Mr. Cranston pulled a gun out of his waistband and shot and killed Mr. Washington.” Washington was given aid before being taken to St. Charles Hospital where he was pronounced dead in the emergency room. Cranston was charged with second-degree manslaughter Sunday morning, and was released after posting 10% of his $100,000 bail later in the day. “On the weekend, there’s no court hearings, there’s no adversarial process, I’m not there, the suspect’s attorney’s not there,” Hummel told Central Oregon Daily. “So the judge has given the jail deputies a bail schedule, and Mr. Cranston paid the bail schedule amount for the charge he was arrested for and that’s why he was released. He was treated the same as any other person would be in his situation.” Hummel said that manslaughter charges were filed because Washington and Cranston didn’t know each other, it was not planned in advance and that the shots were fired during a chaotic situation. Though Cranston was drinking,
Hunnel said blood-alcohol levels taken don’t indicate he was significantly impaired. Cranston had a concealed carry permit, and works for Nosler, an ammunition manufacturer based in Bend. A Nosler spokesperson told KTVZ that Cranston was suspended while the investigation takes place. It’s unlikely that Cranston will be able to claim self-defense, according to Hummel. “You’re allowed to use non-deadly physical force at a pretty low bar. If someone comes up and shoves you and pushes you, you can shove and push them back, and that’s not a crime…but if you’re going to kill someone, there’s a much higher standard that Oregon law sets, which it should,” Hummel told Central Oregon Daily News. “You can only use deadly physical force if you or someone else is about to be killed or about to be seriously physically injured. There is no allegation here that Mr. Washington was trying to kill anyone, or trying to seriously physically injure anyone.” A Deschutes County Grand Jury will have the final say on what charges will be brought against Cranston. Cranston’s first court date is scheduled for Oct. 5.
Noticias en Español La primer cumbre de Safe Travel (viaje seguro) busca participantes de la encuesta para platicar de la sorprendente información del 2020 en relación a los fatales accidentes automovilísticos Por Jack Harvel / Traducido por / Translated by Jéssica Sánchez-Millar encuestados, su calidad de vida, su prioridad primordial en la seguridad vehicular, su idea de lo importante que es el mejorar la seguridad del transporte y cómo pueden ayudar. Hasta el momento, más de 1,000 encuestas han sido contestadas y Clark Worth, cabeza de Barney y Worth, la compañía contratada para ofrecer educación pública con relación a la seguridad de transporte, dice que espera recibir más respuestas antes que se cierre la encuesta a finales de septiembre. “En sus prioridades están, una mayor implementación, es la sugerencia que se hace con más frecuencia y tenemos cientos de sugerencias,” comento Worth. “La segunda son las mejoras de infraestructura para proteger a los ciclistas y peatones. Y la tercera es más relacionada con la educación pública.” Los datos del año pasado sugieren que el aumento de muertes por accidentes de tránsito, a nivel nacional, probablemente sea el resultado de un comportamiento imprudente, propiciado por calles vacías.
“Hay datos que muestran que la velocidad promedio aumento durante 2020 y también hay más ejemplos de velocidad extrema,” comento Worth, dando a notar que la velocidad extrema está excediendo las 100 mph. “Creo que los datos hasta cierto punto, curiosamente demuestran que los factores de riesgo coinciden con los grandes problemas que tenemos en la zona Centro de Oregon.” Junto con el exceso de velocidad, Worth dijo que el manejar bajo los efectos de drogas o bebidas alcohólicas y el enfatizar el uso del cinturón de seguridad son los temas principales. Dar prioridad a calles más seguras La encuesta enfrento algunas críticas de parte de las personas que abogan por calles más seguras, quienes creen que se enfoca demasiado en hechos específicos y no lo suficiente en el diseño de calles seguras. “En el boletín informativo, Bend Bikes, opinó que estás son las preguntas equivocadas porque en realidad se
trata de lo que pueden hacer los conductores, pero los conductores manejarán tan rápido como se lo permitan las calles, dijo LeeAnn O’Neil, presidente de la junta directiva en Bend Bikes, una organización sin fines de lucro que aboga por la seguridad de los ciclistas. “Para nosotros esto se trata acerca del diseño; si quiere que el conductor baje la velocidad, necesita diseñar las calles para que los conductores bajen la velocidad. O’Neill dijo que esto se puede lograr de muchas formas, incluyendo los topes, glorietas o carriles angostos, dependiendo de que sea mejor para cada calle. Tyler Deke, gerente de la organización Metropolitana de Bend, dijo que la cumbre muy probablemente abarcara los problemas más urgentes de los peatones. Vemos enormes efectos en los peatones que intentan cruzar esas calles anchas.
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l sentido común le diría que entre menos personas manejan por las calles hay menos muertes por accidentes de tránsito, pero los datos de muerte por accidentes automovilísticos de 2020 muestran lo contrario. Los norteamericanos manejaron 13.2 % menos millas en 2020 pero los accidentes mortales aumentaron un 7%. En el Condado de Deschutes, 31 personas murieron en accidentes de tránsito, siendo el número más alto de muertes en más de 10 años. Especialmente, están en riesgo los jóvenes, los ciclistas y peatones, comentaron las autoridades. La primer cumbre Safe Travel de la zona centro de Oregon, organizada por una alianza de instituciones y organizaciones, incluida la ciudad de Bend, intentará abordar los problemas. Sera guiada por los comentarios de la comunidad, dados en una encuesta que publicarán durante la cumbre el 30 de septiembre. La encuesta de seis preguntas se puede contestar en alrededor de 1 minuto. Pregunta dónde viven los
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rganizers have labeled it as “rocket fuel” for a nonprofit’s end-of-year giving campaign—and if the past two years of the Central Oregon Gives program are any indication, that’s pretty dang accurate. This week, the Central Oregon Gives campaign—a project born and fostered right here at the Source Weekly—kicked off the 2021 edition of the fundraising effort by putting out a call to nonprofits to join. Over the past two years, the project has raised loads of cash for area nonprofits. In its first year, in 2019, Central Oregon Gives had a modest goal of raising around $50,000. That goal was magnified 10 times, with the end result of the campaign bringing in $500,000. Last year—even amid the stress of the pandemic—the campaign leveled up again and raised $750,000. Its goal this year is another level-up, aiming to raise $1 million. Last year, over 75 nonprofits took part. Nonprofits can sign up to take part in the program by visiting the project’s new website at centraloregongives.com. Once all of the nonprofits are assembled, the Central Oregon Gives team publishes a profile of each participating nonprofit on its website, giving people a one-stop-shop for finding organizations to support and donate to ahead of the end of the year. Those profiles go live in November. Central Oregon Gives’ success has been largely attributed to the perks offered to people who take part. Contributors browse the Central Oregon Gives website, choose a nonprofit (or two or three) to donate to and then
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A small but dedicated chatroom is coordinating a grassroots “audit” of Oregon’s elections, with help from local Republican officials By Jack Harvel
Deschutes County Republican Precinct Committeeperson and former Chair Mark Knowles and current Chair Phil Henderson speak with the Gateway Pundit after touring the Maricopa County audit, which has been criticized for engaging in conspiracy while failing to meet the standards of a traditional audit.
n June 22 Deschutes County Republican Party Chair Phil Henderson and Precinct Committeeperson Mark Knowles spoke to the Gateway Pundit, a far-right news website, after touring the Maricopa County, Arizona, audit. The Arizona audit has been criticized for indulging conspiracy theories, like searching for traces of bamboo in ballots to determine if they were imported from Asia, while failing to meet the state’s standards for recounts and audits. The Deschutes County Republican Party’s website hints at its electoral skepticism of the 2020 election. On its official website’s homepage, just below a letter from Henderson, is a collection of videos from Mike Lindell’s Cyber Symposium, a 48-hour broadcast hosted by My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell purporting widescale election fraud. When broadcast on One America News Network, Lindell’s documentary, “Absolute Proof,” was prefaced with an ironic disclaimer. “OAN does not adopt or endorse any statements or opinions in this program regarding the following entities or people: US Dominion Inc. (and any related entities); Smartmatic USA Corp.; Brian Kemp; Brad Raffensperger, or Gabriel Sterling,” a statement read before the documentary aired. “Further, the statements and claims expressed in this program are presented at this time as opinions and are not intended to be taken or interpreted by the viewer as established fact.” Maricopa County officials, Arizona Democrats and election experts criticized Cyber Ninjas, the third-party
auditors hired by Arizona Senate Republicans, for lack of transparency, failure to meet deadlines, lack of election experience and mishandling of election equipment – decertifying over $2 million worth of Maricopa County election equipment. The audit dragged past its deadline and is four months overdue, but results are expected to be released on Friday, Sept. 24. The state already audited the election several times before Arizona Republicans went to court to take custody of ballots and voting machines. Local GOP members Henderson and Knowles spoke to the Gateway Pundit just as the paper examinations were wrapping up. “It was just really an impressive amount of detail and forethought that went into this planning, and we got a briefing beforehand about all the steps of the system, so I was just really impressed,” Henderson told the Gateway Pundit. “We’re the first mail-in voter, as a state, so we have a lot of experience with that. We wonder about the susceptibilities there and we’re also a motor voter registration state, which causes lots of people to be registered, whether they want to be or not, so to speak. So there’s some things we wanted to see how they do it.” Henderson added they will take home lessons learned from the Arizona audit. “I’m the chair of the local Deschutes Republican committee. We have an election integrity subcommittee that is going to be looking at the processes in our county and then trying to share this with other
state officials and work through some of these questions that have been raised, just watching this,” he said. It’s unclear what the election integrity subcommittee Henderson referenced does. Both Henderson and Knowles didn’t respond to a request for comment, but it is likely connected to the Oregon First Audit Chat. The Oregon First Audit Chat, an online forum, formed on June 8, and in just a few months its following swelled to over 5,000, with about 400 active members online during the day. They partnered with Seth Keshel, a former Army captain and baseball analyst who has amassed a following on Telegram focusing on alleged election fraud, and aiding regional channels. Keshel has over 150,000 followers on Telegram and there’s an audit channel for all 50 states. Deb Lee, the Deschutes Republic Party Vice Chair, started the Oregon First Audit Chat, according to many of its members. “I couldn’t remember who is running our channel. Deb Lee? started it I thought,” a chat member, Diane P., wrote.
Oregon First Audit Chat The chat has a central room for general updates about the “audit,” and three rooms for specific tasks group members partake in. The Freedom of Information Act room requests documents, the document group analyzes the FOIAs and the communication group gets in touch with legislators, county commissioners and other officials. Keshel claimed 20 of Oregon’s 36 counties had “obvious fraud,” eight were suspicious and eight were clean. Keshel said he estimated over 8 million “excess” Biden votes in the United States, 162,000 in Oregon and said the state’s four initial targets are Linn, Jackson, Umatilla and Yamhill counties. All four counties voted for Donald Trump in the 2020 election, but Keshel claims they certified thousands of fraudulent votes. These claims aren’t based on demonstrated fraud, rather they are Keshel’s own trend analysis of population growth, voter behavior and party registration. His predictions contain few of the hallmarks of a traditional analysis: he doesn’t share data sources, methodology or margin of error. On Sept. 11 the Linn County Clerk, Steve Druckenmiller, began receiving hundreds of emails chastising him for allegedly certifying fraudulent election results during the 2020 election. Some of the emails were polite and inquisitive, but most were angry. Druckenmiller said people shared doubts about the electoral
FEATURE system with him occasionally before, but nothing like the hundreds spamming his inbox.
was fraudulent RINOs, or Republican in name only. Both Keshel’s Telegram and the Oregon First Audit Chat are frequented by GOP Senatorial Candidate Jo Rae Perkins. Perkins lost to incumbent Sen. Jeff Merkley in 2020 and is anticipating a 2022 run against Sen. Ron Wyden. Perkins gained national notoriety after promoting the QAnon
Druckenmiller is among the most experienced county clerks in the state. He’s conducted more elections than anyone in the history of Oregon and more vote-by-mail elections than anyone in the United States. He’s confident that he’d win any challenge brought to him in court. conspiracy theory, which alleges that Trump-supporting intelligence agents codenamed Q sent coded messages through online image boards 4Chan and 8Chan. Perkins didn’t respond to a request for comment to her email. Keshel collaborates with some of Qanon’s biggest promoters in his speaking events, including Lin Wood, Michael Flynn and Sydney Powell. An account claiming to be one of Perkins’ 2020 primary challengers, Paul Romero, is also in the chat. After his loss in the primary, Romero claimed the election was rigged in Perkins’ favor. He’s anticipating a 2022 run for governor, and did not respond to a request for comment.
On Sept. 11 the Linn County Clerk, Steve Druckenmiller, began receiving hundreds of emails chastising him for allegedly certifying fraudulent election results during the 2020 election. Some of the emails were polite and inquisitive, but most were angry. wrote. “I would hate it if 150,000 people asked you about your election at your [work email (sdruckenmiller@ co.linn.or.us)] address.” The post has been viewed by over 130,000 people and has received nearly 1,500 comments. Druckenmiller said Keshel never reached out to his office for data or clarification before alleging fraud. “That is something that if you are really a serious researcher, you would analyze and make part of your research. Just saying, ‘Look, Biden got 8,000 more votes than he should have,’ Well, look back where they could have come from aside from increased registration,” Druckenmiller told the Source Weekly.
Druckenmiller’s email. The spamming is disruptive for the office, which uses the email Keshel shared for military and overseas ballots. “They’re not bad people. I mean, these people, most of them are patriots, but a lot of them are zealots,” Druckenmiller said. “There’s a big difference between the two, and I have the emails to prove it.” Statewide GOP Ties Keshel’s claims are being shared and pursued by some of the state’s most prominent fringe GOP officials, even as they target other Republicans. Keshel frequently calls Republicans who don’t believe the 2020 election
when this story went to press. Thatcher, however, did send a representative to Mike Lindell’s Cyber Symposium, a 48-hour program baselessly claiming widespread election fraud. Representation in the chat around the state raises a question of what regional Republican parties’ election integrity subcommittees do. People in the Oregon First Audit Chat allege that
The most prominent currently elected official in the chat is Oregon State Sen. Dennis Linthicum (R-28). The chat alleges Linthicum, and Oregon State Senator Kim Thatcher, attended the Arizona election audit, but the Source couldn’t confirm that
Polk, Yamhill and Deschutes Republican Parties have created “election integrity committees,” but little other information is available. Oregon First Audit Chatters often advocate for the Precinct Strategy, which asks the “patriot” wing of the Republican party to fill Precinct Committee Person vacancies to implement policies opposed by moderate Republicans. The strategy was conceived by Dan Schultz, an Arizona precinct committeeperson, and has been promoted by former Senior Advisor to President Trump Steve Bannon. “In a nutshell, this is what every conservative – including you, dear reader needs to do ASAP – if our goal is election reform laws requiring all counties to stop using any kind of image machines for counting votes,” Polk and the Deschutes County Republican Party did not respond to requests for comment.
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The emailers were likely influenced by Keshel, who earlier in the day posted a message to his followers on Telegram. “The election in Linn County defies all political, registration, and population trends in a state that has voted by mail for decades. You certified a heavily fraudulent election. People like you are why people hate the GOP. You lack character to admit you may be wrong, and the courage to ask me about my findings, opting for personal insults, instead,” Keshel
Druckenmiller said claims of fraud in Linn County collapse with a broader analysis that accounts for more than population growth and party registration. Fewer third party and write-in votes occurred in Linn County in 2020. Additionally, Oregon’s “motor voter” rule, which registers Oregonians to vote automatically when they renew or obtain a state ID, went into effect in 2016 and likely increased registration, especially among independents. Lastly, Joe Biden was simply better received than Hillary Clinton. “Five-hundred write-ins for this election. In 2016 there were 2,500, because people in Linn County could not abide Hillary Clinton, but they didn’t like Trump,” Druckenmiller said. “That’s clearly what the picture shows.” Druckenmiller is among the most experienced county clerks in the state. He’s conducted more elections than anyone in the history of Oregon and more vote-by-mail elections than anyone in the United States. He’s confident that he’d win any challenge brought to him in court. “I’m here, all the evidence is here. Let’s go to court,” he said. “I don’t know what else you can say, because in the end, it’s got to come down to the physical evidence. This is what they’re wanting was this forensic audit, so just get it ordered.” Druckenmiller said after he was accused of certifying a fraudulent election, he received hundreds of emails, ranging from polite questions over the election’s legitimacy to outright threats against Druckenmiller and his staff. Messages in both Keshel’s chat and Oregon First Audit Chat shared
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Kenzi’s Triple Play Bend’s Spencer Brown broke his creative block and zoned in on three new singles By Isaac Biehl Andrew Shepherd
Look for Kenzi's first new song, "Pacific City," out Sept. 26.
hen the situation calls for it, sometimes you have to come in hot. Sometimes it’s just the right play—a move that will leave an impact. Spencer Brown (Kenzi) will be following those rules this fall when the singer/musician drops a set of three new tracks, all set to be released well before Halloween. The road back to this spot of creative output wasn’t easy, though, as for several months Brown was struggling to finish any song at all. “The truth is I spent several months hitting a wall writing music, and in all honesty, hardly applying the discipline required to churn out songs. I had a long list of half-finished songs stacking up on my computer,” recalls Brown. “I was putting out cover videos on Instagram and Youtube, but nothing that felt fulfilling. I had the typical excuses: work, relationships, life, outdoorsy fun, etc., that can be real for us all, but I’m a firm believer that you make time for your true priorities and sometimes you have to readjust and call yourself out.” And that’s exactly what Brown did. He gave up his extra-curricular activities, such as his free nights and weekends, to make music and focus on the positive. No “negative speak” was allowed. He just moved his time into the studio, which led to these three upcoming songs. “Trust me, it wasn’t easy saying goodbye to perfect Central Oregon weekends to record 50-plus takes in my room with no air conditioning. But eventually you dig far enough to find what you’re searching for,” says Brown. “I typically produce and record all my own tracks, but for these three songs I stumbled upon a producer, Akitō, whose style instantly inspired melodies and hooks.” The trio of songs, titled “Pacific City,” “Sunset Beach” and “Nightfall,”
each play out with soulful and electric R&B, a vintage flavor of Brown’s that I’ve come to love. First to be released is “Pacific City” on Sept. 26. This track sounds like Brown is yelling out to someone, trying to reach his hand out and leave a shoulder to lean on for someone going through a storm. Brown lets out a flurry of “I’ve been telling yous” over the hook, trying to reaffirm his point that things will be OK. Second to release is the lo-fi sounding “Sunset Beach,” a song filled with good vibrations and a mellow pace that fits perfectly in the golden hour, just like its name. There’s a soft bounce there in the beat to keep you up and the vibes happy. This is the kind of track that transports you away to a warm sanctuary—even on the coldest nights. This one drops Oct. 3. Then last but not least, on Oct. 7 Brown plans to release the final of the three singles, “Nightfall.” This one sounds a bit darker than the first two singles, but with good purpose. The moody stylings on “Nightfall” face the question of the unknown—what will your next move be? For Brown, these songs are the outcome of determination and hyper-focus. He’d work for three days straight on each song, only leaving his confines for some caffeinated fuel. And in the end, that hard work paid off with three successful and catchy songs. “I certainly felt like I had to work endless hours to persistently chisel away until they were complete. I mixed most of the songs at Backporch Coffee where Joe kept me caffeinated & dialed,” Brown tells the Source. “I sent them off to Norway to be mastered by MP Studio, who crushed it. Each song has a subtle meaning for me personally, but I hope listeners find their own connection or meaning, honestly. Or, at the very least, just enjoy listening and vibing.”
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END OF SUMMER PATIO PARTY ENJOY THE LAST DAYS OF SUMMER!
‘90S CLUB DANCE PARTY BLAST FROM THE RECENT PAST
Get jiggy to some classic tunes with a ‘90s-themed dance party! Be dressed to impress and get ready for all genres of music that range from grunge to hiphop! The free show is for 21 and up only. Fri., Sep 24, 6:30pm-2am. High Desert Music Hall, 818 SW Forest Ave., Redmond. Free.
LORD HURON LORD HURON LIVE AT LES SCHWAB
Vibe out with Lord Huron this Sunday at Les Schwab Amphitheater. Tickets priced at $38.50. Show starts at 7pm. Don’t miss out! Sun., Sep 26, 7pm. Les Schwab Amphitheater., 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr., Bend. $38.50.
NATURE JOURNALING WRITE AND SKETCH WHILE EXPLORING
OKTOBERFEST / EURO DANCE PARTY POLKA BEATS AND GERMAN BEER!
Get your Dirndl and Lederhosen ready for Oktoberfest at Bunk + Brew. Get down with German-themed craft beers and dance all night to DJ Burnt Reynolds Polka/ German-inspired beats. Thu., Sep 23, 7-10 pm. Bunk+Brew, 42 NW Hawthorne Ave., Bend. No Cover.
OREGON WHISKEY FESTIVAL ALL SORTS OF DIFFERENT WHISKEY
Celebrate the exceptional whiskey that is being produced in Oregon and recognize the distillers that continually craft the beverage. Try out several varieties of whiskey that has been mashed, fermented, distilled and aged in Oregon. See the full story in this week’s Craft. Sat., Sep 25, 2-8pm. Oregon Spirit Distillers, 740 NE First St., Bend. $40.
Join The Deschutes Land Trust at the Whychus Canyon Preserve to learn how to combine outdoor writing with sketching while exploring nature. Registration is required. Sun., Sep 26, 9am. Whychus Canyon Preserve, Outside Sisters., Sisters. Free.
UPPER DESCHUTES RIVER CLEANUP ANNUAL RIVER CLEANUP IS BACK
KADEN WADSWORTH LIVE FROM VOLCANIC LIVE PERFORMANCE
Following the release of his new EP “Juxtaposition,” catch Kaden Wadsworth for one night only at the Volcanic Theatre Pub before he makes the ascent to LA in pursuit of bigger opportunities! Fri., Sep 24, 7pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $15 online or $20 at door.
Volunteer with Sunriver Nature Center and help clean up the Upper Deschutes River. Start the event at the Nature Center and break into small groups that will caravan to locations within Sunriver. RSPVs online are appreciated. Sat., Sep 25, 9am. Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, 57245 River Rd., Sunriver. Free.
CARS AND COFFEE DRINK COFFEE, SCOPE CARS
Enjoy a family-friendly environment involving sipping coffee and digging on cars. Chat with car owners, snap some pictures or show off your ride all day long! Sun., Sep 26, 9am. Spoken Moto, 310 SW Industrial Way., Bend. Free.
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2021 LES SCHWAB LINES FOR LIFE GOLF CLASSIC ONE BIG GOLF EXTRAVAGANZA!
This year, Pronghorn Resort is combining the Portland and Bend Golf Classics into one big golf extravaganza. Hosted by former New England Patriots Quarterback Drew Bledsoe, the event promises to be a memorable day of golf in Central Oregon. Mon., Sep 27. Pronghorn Resort, 65600 Pronghorn Club Dr., Bend. Free.
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Celebrate the last day of summer with a party on the patio at Wild Ride Brewing! Enjoy food trucks, drink specials, games, and music by DJ Chris. End your summer with a bang!. Wed., Sep 22, 6pm. Wild Ride Brewing, 332 SW Fifth St., Redmond. Free.
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Pronghorn Resort Music on the Patio Each
22 Wednesday Bevel Craft Brewing Live Music on the Patio
Featuring Fair Trade Boogie Band! They’re a high energy funk/jam band based here in Bend. Get ready for some funky grooves and shredding guitar solos that will be sure to bring the house down! 6-8pm. No cover.
Bledsoe Family Winery Wine + Music: Coyote
Willow Join us for a glass of Walla Walla’s finest wine and the sounds of Coyote Willow. This exciting artistic partnership joins Tim Coffey’s soulful guitar, Kat Hilst’s powerful cello and the duo’s rich vocal harmonies, creating a unique blend of folk, roots, blues and intricate instrumentals. 4-6pm. No cover.
The Brown Owl Third Seven (Cello Looping
Master) Third Seven knows no musical boundaries. He gracefully marries musical cultures togethers as one. Weaving in and out polly-rhythms blended with gorgeous melodies all with his cello and voice. 7pm. No cover.
Craft Kitchen and Brewery The Workout:
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 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. 6:308:30pm. Free.
Northside Bar & Grill Mellow Wednesday
Acoustic Open Mic & Jam Catering to musicians and listeners alike. The longest running acoustic open mic/jam in Bend resumes! Performer sign-up begins at 6:30pm. PA/sound is provided by host. Bring your instrument(s) and or ears to join in on the fun. Please, no electric guitars or amplifiers. Ages 21+ 7pm. Free.
On Tap BINGO for Street Dog Hero Street Dog
Tickets Available on Bendticket.com
Hero is partnering with Dustin Riley Events to bring high energy + high entertainment BINGO to On Tap. Four games of bingo! Dogs welcome! $25 buy in for bingo. Let’s support Street Dog Hero! 6-8pm. $25.
Wednesday and Friday night through the summer, resort guests, members and the public are invited to enjoy live music in Bend in the beautiful outdoor setting of our Trailhead patio. 5pm. No cover.
Silver Moon Brewing Song and Story with
Pete K Join award-winning singer-songwriter Pete Kartsounes every Wednesday evening. Pete has spent the last 27 years traveling the world sharing his eclectic original compositions, smokey soulful voice, and guitar wizardry. 6-8pm. No cover.
the finest of German and polka beats for you to get loose. 7-10pm. No cover.
Craft Kitchen and Brewery Trivia Night We
are bringing a nostalgic spin to trivia with large, hand-crafted, replicas of Trivial Pursuit wheels. We have enough pies for six teams. So, get early to claim your favorite color! 6:30-8pm. Free.
Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards and Events Live at the Vineyard: Heller Highwater
Party We are celebrating the last day of summer 2021 with a party on the patio! Enjoy music by DJ Chris, food trucks, games, and drink specials. 6pm. Free.
Duo - Advance Ticket Purchase Required Join us for this amazing duo! We will have wood-fired pizzas, caesar salad, pretzels, dessert, 3 beers on tap and of course our award-winning wine for sale by the bottle. Chairs and tables provided. 5-8pm. Adults $15 / Children 12 and Under Free.
Worthy Brewing 3 of We: Live at Worthy
River’s Place Leftslide A Rock 'n' Roll
Wild Ride Brewing End of Summer Patio
Brewing 3 of We will be celebrating the last day of summer with their final show of summer. Come celebrate the Fall Equinox with original music and good times! 7-9pm. No cover.
23 Thursday 10 Barrel Brewing Co. Pub & Brewing Facility Long Tall Eddy Two-piece band featuring
Paul Eddy (Juju Eyeball, Superball) on guitar and Kyle Pickard (Shady Groove, Brave New World) on drums, with an all-original first set followed by a set of covers from Queen, The Beatles, T-Rex, The Monkees, Badfinger, others. All with that LTE sound! 6-8pm. No cover.
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! 6pm. Free.
The Brown Owl Lasers Lasers Birmingham
Lasers Lasers Birmingham carries on the legacy of hard living, left of center country music from the city of angels. 7pm. No cover.
Bunk+Brew Oktoberfest / Euro Dance Party Servus! Grab your Dirndl and Lederhosen and come out to the beer garden for a very special night. All German-themed craft beers on tap and a Euro dance party! DJ Burnt Reynolds has crafted
band built up from the bones of- energetic tight rhythm & blues, swampy dense rock, a dribble of country twang, heavy handed tones, sophisticated rhythms, complete with slick & tasty beats that bounce with a fun raw attitude. 6-8pm. No cover.
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. Bring your friends, test your knowledge and compete for Silver Moon gift cards and prizes. 7-9pm. Free.
24 Friday Bunk+Brew Garden Nights w/ Loose Platoon Loose Platoon is back in the beer garden for the first live music set of fall. The beer truck will still be stocked with German-themed beers. Come out and enjoy the delta blues and rock 'n' roll sounds from a truly local band! 7-10pm. No cover. Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards and Events Live at the Vineyard: Kristi Kinsey and
the Whiskey Bandits - Advance Ticket Purchase Required Central Oregon’s newest rising country, rock & blues act featuring the incredible vocal talent of Kristi Kinsey. Tables and chairs provided for you. Hand-crafted, wood-fired pizza, gluten free Courtesy 3 of We
pizza crust option. Wine, by the bottle, Beer, salad, dessert available for purchase. 6-9pm. Adults $15 / Children 12 and Under $5.
High Desert Music Hall 90’s Club Dance Party Come enjoy a celebration of 90’s dance music played on vinyl records. Dance and enjoy local Oregon beer, spirits and great food. Dress to impress! All genres of music will be played from grunge to hip hop and everything in between. 6:30pm-2am. No cover. Initiative Brewing Juju Eyeball Beatles Cover Band LIVE at Initiative Brewing Come join us out on our patio for great beer and fabulous music from Juju Eyeball! 6:30-9:30pm. No cover. Maragas Winery CD Release Lisa Dae in Ste-
reo After many years in the making, we have done it! The journey was life changing and not for the faint of heart. Lisa Dae in Stereo is out now. Come help us celebrate at Maragas Winery! 6-8pm. $20.
Silver Moon Brewing Reggae Night Feat. DJ YOGI & DJ EYENEYE Join us for our monthly Reggae dance night featuring DJ Yogi & DJ Eyeneye. 8-11pm. No cover.
Silvermoon Brewing Aumnipro presents Rubbah Tree @ Silvermoon Brewing Warm Up Set Featuring DJ EYENEYE Aumnipro presents Bend-based reggae rock group Rubbah Tree during Reggae Fridays @ Silvermoon Brewing. Join in for a night of uplifting frequencies, alongside sponsored giveaways! 8-11pm. $15. The Capitol Comedy at The Capitol Comedy returns to the Capitol Theater, Friday, Sep 24!! Come Laugh your ass off with 4 of Central Oregon’s best! Jodi Compton! Dillon Kolar! Cody Michael! And Bend’s Raunchy Aunt of Comedy, Katy Ipock! $10 online, $15 at the door. Masks required. 8-10pm. $10. 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.
Volcanic Theatre Kaden Wadsworth Live from the Volcanic Theatre With hundreds of gigs under his belt, Kaden has spent the last few years finding and creating a sound while finding himself becoming obsessed with live performance. One night only, catch Kaden Wadsworth live at the Volcanic Theatre one last time before he makes the jump to LA to further his opportunities in production/ beat making and artisty. 7-11pm. $15. Zero Latency Bend Evening of Music Great
local band, if you have seen The Substitutes you found yourself dancing. You will find us in the Wagner Mall. 7-10pm. $5.
25 Saturday Bunk+Brew Garden Nights w/ One Mad Man Spencer Snyder 30-year old Spencer Snyder loops together multiple instruments to create moody, driven backdrops accompanied by smooth vocals. Hip-hop style drums drive funk-inspired bass followed by electrifying sounds from his keyboard and guitar. 7-10pm. No cover. Craft Kitchen and Brewery Comedy at Craft: Showcase Saturday nights are made for laughter at Craft. Come down early and get dinner from their amazing menu. Craft Beer is on tap along with cider and great cocktails! With the co-owner hosting the show, it’s like being invited into her home.Featuring: Eric Oren, Carrie Reid, Ethan Albers, and Steve Harber. Hosted by Courtney Stevens. 8-10pm. $15. Three of We will be saying goodbye to summer and rocking the the Worthy stage this Wed., Sep 22 at 7pm.
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Domino Room The Dope Show at the Domino Room! Presented by Tyler Smith! Everything is funnier high, right? So why not stand up comedians? The Dope Show is a comedy showcase in which comedians perform a sober set, take a short intermission to toke up, and get back on stage to perform under the influence! 9pm. $25.
Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards Live at
the Vineyard: Just Us - Advance Ticket Purchase Required Husband and wife duo, Jeff and Julie Cater, singer-songwriters, performers - performing great covers by your favorite bands, with some original tunes thrown in - Eagles, James Taylor, Fleetwood Mac, Loggins & Messina. You don’t want to miss this acoustic duo. Bring a jacket and your dancing shoes. 6-9pm. Adults $10 - Children 12 and Under Free.
River’s Place Superball- Bell Bottom Rock Travel back in time to the rockin’ 70s with Superball, featuring members of Juju Eyeball. Wear your flares! 6-8pm. No cover. Volcanic Theatre Pub Girl Friday w/ Cryogeyser at Volcanic Burning deep in Girl Friday’s music is an unquenchable will to survive. The LA-based band don’t blunt the impact of the themes they work through in their ferocious, knotty rock songs, but they don’t let the more harrowing aspects of being alive and young in the 21st century daunt them, either. 9-11:30pm. $12. Zero Latency Bend Hawaiian Local Musician
Bill Keale Bringing a little of Hawaii to Bend, we are excited to have Bill Keale come at play at our venue. We are located in the Wagner Mall. 6-8pm. $5.
26 Sunday Bunk+Brew Oktoberfest Trivia Closing out our
Oktoberfest week is a very special Oktoberfest themed Trivia Night in the Beer Garden. Come test your smarts while you sip on some amazing German styled craft beverages, and possibly take home something special! 7-9pm. Free.
Elixir Wine Group Wine Down Sunday Jazz
Elixir wines now presenting live jazz Sunday afternoons. 2-5pm. Free.
Les Schwab Amphitheater Lord Huron Led by Michigan-native Ben Schneider, Lord Huron launched onto the folk rock scene in 2012 with their first full-length album, "Lonesome Dreams." Inspired in part by the novel “The Collected Works of Billy the Kid: Left-Handed Poems” by Michael Ondaatje of “The English Patient” fame, "Lonesome Dreams" and its layered voices, undistorted guitar riffs and classic indie reverb sounded downright cinematic, capturing the awe and wonder of open and wild spaces. 7pm. $38.50. Maragas Winery Sunday Jazz at Maragas Win-
ery 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.
River’s Place Sunday Brunch and 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.
Local favorites, Juju Eyeball will be bringing classic Beatles songs to life this week at Intiative Brewing on Fri., Sept 24 at 6:30pm.
River’s Place Dr. Green Dreams Texas Styled Music ~ a mix of country, rock and punk with some of that Green flavor! 6-8pm. No cover. Silver Moon Brewing Not Cho’ Grandma’s
Bingo Not Cho’ Grandma’s Bingo is back at Silver Moon Brewing! We host our famous bingo event every Sunday morning for good times and a chance to win some cold hard cash! 10am-1pm. Free.
27 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. General Duffy’s Waterhole Duffy’s Open Mic Come join us for an evening of music and fun at General Duffy’s Open Mic Night! Sign-up starts at 6:30. 6:30-9pm. Free.
The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse Future
Crib at The Shuttle Lodge Boathouse Join rising Nashville quintet Future Crib for two joy-filled shows this week. The shows will take place this Monday & Tuesday, Sep 27 & 28 at The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse. 5pm. $30.
Volcanic Theatre Pub The Shivas
W/ Rookie at Volcanic In 15 years, The Shivas have grown tight-knit as a group. Guitarist/singer Jared Molyneux, bassist Eric Shanafelt and drummer/singer Kristin Leonard have all been with the band since its earliest days; guitarist Jeff City, another high school friend, joined in 2017. Together they’ve learned to thread a seemingly impossible needle: They’ve honed and tightened their performances without sacrificing the element of surprise that makes each show special. 8-11pm. $10.
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28 Tuesday The Commons Cafe & Taproom StoryTeller’s Open Mic “The best open mic in town!” -said by many. Come to play or come to listen, you won’t be disappointed either way. Hosted by local musician Bill Powers, sign-ups start at 5pm sharp, mic goes live at 6. Outdoors with plenty of room and views. Sponsored by Bend Cider Co. 6pm. Free.
Silver Moon Brewing Eric Leadbetter &
Friends Some of your local favorites on our spacious patio, you're not going to want to miss any of these! 6-9pm. No cover.
The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse Future Crib
at The Shuttle Lodge Boathouse Join rising Nashville quintet Future Crib for two joy-filled shows this week. The shows will take place this Monday & Tuesday, Sep 27 & 28 at The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse. 5pm. $30.
29 Wednesday The Vault Trivia Night Trivia Night at The Vault Taphouse is back! Bring your friends and get ready to play. Cool swag, prizes to the winner! And hold on to your used trivia card for $1 off your first pint on Sundays too! 6:30pm. Free. Bevel Craft Brewing Live Music on the Patio Featuring Guardian of the Underdog! This local band boasts a unique blend of rock, punk, swing and jazz with the goal to get you off your seats and on the dance floor! 6-8pm. No cover. Craft Kitchen and Brewery The Workout:
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.
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AUMNIPRO PRESENTS: COMEDY AT THE CAPITOL RUBBAH TREE FEAT:DJ EYENEYE at The Capitol
at Silvermoon Brewing
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 indoors if not. 6:30-8:30pm. Free. Northside Bar & Grill Mellow Wednesday Acoustic Open Mic & Jam Catering to musicians and listeners alike. The longest running acoustic open mic/jam in Bend resumes! Performer sign-up begins at 6:30pm. PA/sound is provided by host. Bring your instrument(s) and or ears to join in on the fun. Please, no electric guitars or amplifiers. Ages 21+ 7pm. Free admission. Silver Moon Brewing Song and Story with
Pete K Join award-winning singer-songwriter Pete Kartsounes every Wednesday evening. 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
Word Sisters Depot Music and Spoken Word allows local artists to share and connect with a live audience on our beautiful outdoor stage. Feel free to show up and sign up to share your art. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Name, Phone Number, Style and Length 6pm.
Volcanic Theatre Pub Charlie Parr w/ Special Guests at Volcanic Charlie Parr is an incorruptible outsider who writes novelistic, multi-layered stories that shine a kaleidoscopic light on defiant, unseen characters thriving in the shadows all around us. Parr has released 14 studio albums and tours the globe performing at legendary venues like Newport Folk Festival, The Kennedy Center, The Troubadour, and Bowery Ballroom. But he hasn’t moved to LA or Nashville; he’s stayed in the cold grey north of Minnesota, because that’s his home. 8-11pm. $14.
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Walt Reilly’s Juju Eyeball “Bend’s Beatle Band”
since 2015, Juju Eyeball’s energetic shows and top notch musicianship hit the sweet spot with local Bendites from the first downbeat. Now a fourpiece, Juju Eyeball continues to please audiences at every show while they rock the most famous catalog in music history. Party on, Jojo. 7:30-9:30pm.
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. Fridays, 6-8pm. KPOV, 501 NW Bond St., Bend. Contact: email@example.com. Free.
Ukulele Meetups Do you play ukulele ? Want to learn? Bunk+Brew is hosting weekly ukulele meetups for all skill levels with songbooks and light instruction from skilled players. All skill levels welcome and extra 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. 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 Sep 11 and runs through mid-June on monthly tuition. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info! Saturdays, 11-11:45am. Through June 18. Academie de Ballet Classique, 162 NW Greenwood Ave, Bend. $61.
Latin Club Dance Party - Round 2 We
had so much fun we have to do it all again and bigger and better! We dance the night away to hot latin music! Club hits, classic cuts, reggaeton and on and on! All brought together by latin music lover DJ Raider Mystic. $5 at the door. Sep 23, 10pm. The Capitol, 190 NW Oregon Ave., Bend. $5.
Silver Swans: Adult Ballet Class Silver Swans is an open-level class for all adults 35+. Muscles get a thorough warm-up to build strength and flexibility using ballet form and technique. Developed by the Royal Academy of Dance, this program is founded on research into dance practices for older dancers. Tuesdays, 12:151:15pm and Fridays, 8:45-9:45am. Academie de Ballet Classique, 162 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. Contact: email@example.com. $20.
FILM EVENTS Teton Gravity Research’s Stoke the Fire Premiere Get ready, Bend! On Sunday, Sep 26, TGR is returning to the Tower Theatre. Join us to get hyped for winter with three showings of our new ski and snowboard film, Stoke The Fire. Sep 26, 3, 6 and 9pm. Tower Theatre - Bend, 835 NW Wall Street, Bend. Contact: filmtour@tetongravity. com. $11-$19.50.
ARTS & CRAFTS Cancer Composium Drive-By Boutique Parking lot drive-by boutique to benefit cancer awareness. Sept. 25, 10am-2pm. Holy Communion Church, 1245 SE 3rd Street, Bend. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
Central Oregon Artisans Market Come
and meet your local makers! Shop clothing, home accessories, jewelry and more. Sept. 25, 1-5pm. Nordic Construction, 154 Northeast Underwood Avenue, Bend. Contact: email@example.com.
Contemporary Realist Fine Artist David Kreitzer In the tradition of Turner and Cezanne,
master oil & watercolorist, David Kreitzer, exhibits exquisite & stunning landscapes, figure, fantasy. Mondays-Sundays, 11am-5pm. Betty Gray Gallery, Sunriver Resort, 17600 Center Drive, Sunriver. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
Galveston Street Market Come join us for local vendors, makers, artists, music, food and craft distilleries. This Friday, Aug 27 5-9pm located in the Big-O-Bagels parking lot Westside location! Follow on Instagram @galveston_street_market. Fri, Sep 24, 5-9pm, Fri, Oct 8, 5-9pm and Fri, Oct 22, 5-9pm. Big O Bagels - Westside, 1032 NW Galveston Ave., Bend. Contact: email@example.com. Free. Scalehouse Gallery New Exhibition: Be Nice White ... You’re in Bend “Be Nice White
... You’re in Bend” is produced by local BIPOC artists and aims to highlight the lived experience of BIPOC in the community and challenge the idea that Central Oregon is an area with “no diversity”. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 1-6pm. Through Sept. 25. Scalehouse Gallery, 550 NW Franklin Ave, Bend. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sisters Artist Studio Tour Visit 35 artists at 25 studios. Widely collected painters, potters, jewelers, photographers, sculptors, glass and mixed media artists. Meet them while working in studios. Map and details at sistersartsassociation.org/sistersstudiotour. Sep 25-26, 10am-4pm. Downtown Sisters, Hood Avenue., Sisters. Free.
PRESENTATIONS & EXHIBITS Can I Afford An Electric Car? In this live virtual presentation, The Environmental Center will bust the myths of electric vehicle affordability. Don’t miss this opportunity to earn about the advancements in Oregon that can provide $5,000 off a used EV or up to $15k off a new EV for qualifying households! Sept. 22, 5-6pm. Contact: email@example.com. Free. In Time’s Hum: The Art and Science of Pollination In Time’s Hum dives into the world of pollinators, with a focus on the flowers essential to their survival. May 22-Oct 24. High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend.
Observatory Nighttime Visit Seek the stars
at the nation’s largest publicly accessible observatory. One-hour sessions include night sky viewing through various telescopes with staff astronomers, a guided constellation tour, meteorite displays, and an educational presentation. Capacity for each session is limited. Sept. 29, 8pm. Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, 57245 River Rd., Sunriver. Free-$20.
Online: Know Des(s)erts - A Snapshot in Time: Oregon’s Ghost Towns Look at
photos and hear tales from an urban explorer capturing a few of the many ghost towns in Oregon. A link to view this program online will be available beginning Tuesday, Sep 28 at 4 pm. For more information visit deschuteslibrary.org/calendar/ event/62835. Sep 28, 4-5pm. Free.
People from Our Past People from Our Past
brings a historical reenactor to the Bowman Museum’s community room every Wednesday from 12:15pm – 1 pm. September’s program will feature an appearance by infamous outlaw and gunfighter of the American West, Hank Vaughan, played by Bend-based reenactor Matt Cleman. Wed, Sep 22, 12:15pm. A.R. Bowman Museum - Community Room, 246 N. Main St., Prineville. Contact: library@ crooklib.org. Free.
WORDS The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah Author Webinar Come join us! Sign up to
participate in the next event in Macmillan’s Book + Author series: a virtual book club event with Kristin Hannah for her #1 bestseller The Four Winds. We’ve partnered with Macmillan to bring this opportunity to book club members across the country. bit.ly/book-author--hannah. Sep 23, 4-5pm. Free.
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CALENDAR Rediscovered Reads Book Club Please join us for Rediscovered Reads Book Club. We will discuss Gilead by Marilynne Robinson. Sep 22, 6-7pm. Roundabout Books, 900 NW Mount Washington Drive, #110, Bend. Free.
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Ponderosa Seedling Sale Fall is the
perfect time to plant a Ponderosa Pine. Seedlings are available in various sizes and ages. Order seedlings online beginning 9am on Friday, Sep 24. Quantities are limited. Pick up seedlings at the nature center, Oct 1-3. Sep 24, 9am. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. $5-$50.
Waterston Desert Writing Prize: Award Ceremony Deserts have long offered
rich inspiration for the written word. Join the winner and finalists from the 2021 Waterston Desert Writing Prize for an evening of readings and literary discussion exploring this complex landscape. Sep 29, 5:30-7:30pm. High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend. Contact: email@example.com. Free.
VOLUNTEER Call for Volunteers - Play with Parrots! Volunteers needed at Second Chance Bird Rescue! Located past Cascade Lakes Distillery, call for hours and location. Contact: 916-956-2153.
COPY Fall Mentor Training This five-hour training covers program policies, how to establish a mentor relationship, the impact incarceration has on families, and communication skills. There is no cost to attend, but advanced registration is required. Sep 25, 9am-2pm. Deschutes County Services Center, 1300 NW Wall St., Bend. Contact: 541-388-6651. firstname.lastname@example.org. Free. General Volunteer Opportunities For
information on volunteer opportunities at Bethlehem Inn please contact Courtney, community engagement coordinator, at email@example.com. Bethlehem Inn, 3705 N Hwy 97, Bend.
Humane Society Thrift Store - Volunteers Needed Do you love animals and
discovering “new” treasures? Then volunteering at the HSCO Thrift Store Donation Door is the perfect place to combine your passions while helping HSCO raise funds to provide animal welfare services for the local community. For information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Humane Society Thrift Shop, 61220 S. Highway 97, Bend.
Upper Deschutes River Cleanup
Join Sunriver Nature Center for its annual river clean up in the areas of the Upper Deschutes River. Meet at the nature center at 9am to break into small groups and caravan to locations within Sunriver. Sep 25, 9am-Noon. Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, 57245 River Rd., Sunriver.
supporting the life-changing, life-saving work of Lines for Life. Sep 27. Pronghorn Resort, 65600 Pronghorn Club Drive, Bend.
A Course in Miracles This is a mind training course from fear to love. Please call or email me at email@example.com or call at 760-208-9097. Saturdays, 10am. Free.
Adult Naturalist Immersion Course
One weekend per month for 10 months, learn in community and focus on a variety of ecological studies, including plant and animal identification, osteology, animal behavior, wildlife track and sign, bird language, ethnobotany and plant medicine, phenology, wild edibles and wild cooking, and more. Details and registration at nighthawknaturalistschool.com/naturalistimmersion. Sep 25. $150.
BWP Stands Steady! The BWP has been
actively supporting PRO (Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon the past two years through the Bottledrop recycling program and awareness in the community). Sole Support 1k and 5K Walk Oct 10th at Drake Park. All COVID protocols will be adhered to (masking, distancing and safe space). Sep 22, 2-3:30pm. Best Western Premier, 1082 SW Yates Drive, Bend.
Cars and Coffee Cars and Coffee is a family environment and it is for all to share, yes, dogs, too! Stop in, chat, snap pictures, bring your ride or daily driver, and enjoy fellow enthusiasts. Sept. 26, 9am. Spoken Moto, 310 SW Industrial Way, Bend. Free. Central Oregon PubTalk Join us in-person for our most exciting PubTalk of the year: The Road to BVC. This high-energy entrepreneurial event showcases the Bend Venture Conference Early Stage semi-finalists as they deliver fastpaced, three-minute pitches to a live and virtual crowd. The audience, along with an expert panel of judges, will vote Sep 23, 5-8pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St., Bend. Climate Mobilization Project: Summer Data and the IPCC Climate Change 2021 Report A discussion of the
current status of climate change on our planet. Sep 22, 6:30-8:30pm. Contact: 562-686-3308. firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
Pet Loss Support Group If you’re looking for a safe space free of judgement and full of support please join us. Time doesn’t always heal but connecting with others can help. Last Tuesday of every month, 7-8pm. Bend Veterinary Clinic, 360 NE Quimby Ave., Bend.
trades? Please call and leave a message. Mondays-Sundays, 9am-6pm. Mustangs to the Rescue, 21670 McGilvray Road, Bend. Contact: 541-330-8943. volunteer@MustangstotheRescue.org.
River Neighbor River Walks Learn more about our Riverhood and River Neighbor ecology in this one-hour walk guided by Think Wild experts. Join our small group, for socially-distanced walks along the Deschutes River to learn of the wildlife along this riverscape and the benefits of beaver in our riparian ecosystems. This short, informative walk is family friendly and free! Signup is required. Fourth Sunday of every month, 8-10am. Through Sep 26. Old Mill District, 450 SW Powerhouse Dr. Suite 422, Bend. Free.
Volunteer with Salvation Army The
Soul in Motion Online Dance Reconnect
Volunteer Opportunity Are you a Jack/Jill of all
Salvation Army has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for almost every age. 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! Equine Outreach Horse Rescue, 60335 Arnold Market Rd, Bend. Contact: 541-729-8803.
GROUPS & MEETUPS 2021 Les Schwab Lines for Life Golf Classic This year, we are combining the
Portland and Bend Golf Classics into one big golf extravaganza on Monday, Sep 27 at Pronghorn Resort in Bend. Hosted by former New England Patriots Quarterback Drew Bledsoe, the tournament promises a memorable day of golf in the gorgeous high desert of Central Oregon, good food and drinks, and amazing scenery - all while
with your body, rediscover dance, or just have some fun tuning in to you and moving with all that moves you. No experience necessary, first event is my gift you. Every other Wednesday, 4:15-5:30pm. Through Sep 30. Contact: email@example.com. First class is free.
Sunriver Bird Walk Join an expert local
birder to discover the rich bird habitats of Sunriver. Walks cover 3 to 4 miles and binoculars are available to borrow. Capacity for walks is limited, so early registration is recommended. Saturdays, 9am-Noon, Through Sep 25. Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, 57245 River Rd., Sunriver. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. $10.
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
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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. email@example.com. Sliding scale pricing $135-$540.
Amelia’s World Puppet Show Join Amelia
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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: facebook.com/acornartandnature/. Free.
Equipo de Robótica FIRST LEGO League
4-6 Grado: Únete al Equipo de Robótica FIRST Lego League, aprende cómo construir y programar con robots Lego, y... ¡participa en el torneo FIRST Lego League de esta temporada! Becas y transporte disponibles. Tuesdays, 5-7pm. Through Nov 30. Samara Learning Center, 230 NE Ninth St., Bend. Contact: 541-382-4682. firstname.lastname@example.org. $125.
Family Yoga Fall Event Bend moms, dads and other caregivers join your kids (age 6 - 10), celebrate the changing of the seasons as you dance to fall-themed music, practice fall-inspired yoga poses, and create a fall themed art and crafts project. Sept. 26, 9:30-10:30am. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: email@example.com. $10-$25. FIRST LEGO League Robotics Team Join
Camp Fire’s 5th-6th grade LEGO Robotics team, learn how to build and code with LEGO Robots and be part of this season’s FIRST Lego League Tournaments! Wednesdays, 4-6pm. Through Dec. 1. Join Camp Fire’s 6th-7th grade LEGO Robotics team, learn how to build and code with LEGO Robots and be part of this season’s FIRST Lego League Tournaments! Thursdays, 5-7pm. Through Dec 2. Samara Learning Center, 230 NE Ninth St., Bend. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. $125.
Sunriver Free Flights for Youth: Young Eagles Each participant will be paired with a
qualified pilot for a local flight to learn about flying and aviation careers, logbook, certificate and online instruction provided. A parent or guardian must be present to authorize participation, and all pilots are youth protection certified and insured. Sep 25, 8am-Noon. Sunriver Airport, 57200 River Road #3609, Sunriver. Contact: 213-305-6310. email@example.com. Free, donations accepted.
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. Tuesdays, 5-7pm. Through Nov 9. Wednesdays, 3-5pm. Through Nov 10. Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Through Dec. 16. BendTECH, 1001 SW Emkay Dr, Bend. Contact: 541-382-4682. firstname.lastname@example.org. Sliding scale pricing $80-$325.
Twinkle Toes Tap Learn the basics of Tap! This
Help clean up the Upper Deschutes riverside this Sat., Sept. 25 from 9am to noon.
Sisters Farmers Market We’re happy to announce that we’ll be able to enjoy live music at the market this year! And our furry friends will be welcome to join! Sundays, 11am-2pm. Through Oct 3. Fir Street Park, Sisters. Contact: email@example.com. Wildflower Truck Anniversary Party
Join us in celebrating the anniversary of the Wildflower Fashion Truck with a local pop up! Sep 24, 11am-5pm and Sept. 25, 10am-4pm. Spoken Moto, 310 SW Industrial Way, Bend. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
BEER & DRINK
Intro to Japanese Tea Intro to Japanese
Whole Leaf Teas: We will brew six major forms of Japanese tea with traditional tools and modern scientific instruments to honor Japanese tea masters’ profound labor to keep ancient tradition alive. Sun., Sep 26, 9-9:45am. Somewhere That's Green, 1017 NE 2nd St, Bend. $36.
Community Pint Night Join us on Tuesdays
in September at the downtown Bend pub to enjoy good beer for a great cause. Deschutes Brewery will donate $1 from every pint sold to the Land Trust. Tue, Sep 28. Deschutes Brewery Public House, 1044 NW Bond St., Bend.
Cross Cut Warming Hut: Locals’ Day!
Tuesdays are Locals’ Day. Every Tuesday enjoy $1 off regular size draft beverages. Tuesdays. Crosscut Warming Hut No 5, 566 SW Mill View Way, Bend.
beginner class for ages 5-7 will be tapping their toes and learning the basic steps of tap. Tuesdays, 3:35-4:20pm. Through June 14. Academie de Ballet Classique, 162 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. Contact: email@example.com. 61.00.
Fresh Hops & Pop Up Shops Join us for a
Growler Discount Night! Enjoy $2 off growler fills every Wednesday at Bevel! Wednesdays. Bevel Craft Brewing, 911 SE Armour Rd. Suite B, Bend.
Elixir Wine Group Pop-Up Restaurant
Join us for an elevated dining experience. 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: Elixirwinegroup.com. $12-$40.
Know Des(s)erts - Bonta Gelato Presentation Discover the process behind Central
Oregon’s favorite gelato. Juli Labhart demonstrates the process of making dairy-free sorbetto & gelato inspired by the desert. Every small batch of Bontà gelato is hand-crafted. Sept. 22, 7-7:30pm. Free.
day of shopping with local vendors, fresh hop beers and live music. Sep 25, 1-9pm. River’s Place, 787 NE Purcell Blvd., Bend. Free.
Locals' Night Now that the summer tour-
ism season is winding to a close, The Yard @ Bunk+Brew is rewarding all of the true locals with half off pints in the Beer Garden! Old Ironwood Taps will offer discounted local craft beers and other drink specials. Come mix with true locals! Wednesdays, 6-9pm. Through Oct. 13. Bunk+Brew, 42 NW Hawthorne Ave, Bend.
Locals’ Night We offer $3 Pints of our core lineup beers and $4 pours of our barrel aged beers all day. Mondays. Silver Moon Brewing, 24 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend.
Locals’ Day Come on down to Bevel Craft
the night away. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm. Through Sept. 29. The Pavilion, 1001 SW Bradbury Way, Bend. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. $5.
Oregon Whiskey Festival Taste whiskey that is mashed, fermented, distilled and aged in Oregon. This event is a celebration of the exceptional whiskey being produced in Oregon and the recognition of distillers who are committed to the art and craft of distilling. Sep 25, 2-8pm. Oregon Spirit Distillers, 740 NE First St., Bend. $40.
Redmond Running Group Run All levels welcome. Find the Redmond Oregon Running Klub on Facebook for weekly run details. Thursdays, 6:15pm. Redmond. Contact: email@example.com.
Raise a Glass for the Kids You’re invited to Assistance League of Bend’s Raise a Glass for the kids on Sep 23 at the Tetherow Event Pavilion. This festive indoor/outdoor event will feature special guest speaker, Drew Bledsoe, as well as awesome cocktails, amazing cuisine, and a lively auction. Proceeds benefit local students in need. Sep 23, 5:30-8:30pm. Tetherow Pavilion, 61240 Skyline Ranch Rd, Bend. Contact: info@ assistanceleaguebend.org. $50.
Girls AllRide Junior Shredder FourWeek Camp These camps meet once a week
Brewing for $4 beers and cider and $1 off wine all day. Tuesdays. Bevel Craft Brewing, 911 SE Armour Rd. Suite B, Bend.
ATHLETIC EVENTS Bend Area Running Fraternity The group will
run, maintaining social distance, along the Deschutes River and then receive discounted drinks from the cidery after the run! Mondays, 5pm. AVID Cider Co. Taproom, 550 SW Industrial Way, Bend. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
The Bend Beer Chase The Bend Beer Chase
is a six-person running relay spanning approximately 55 miles over one epic day. Consisting of 12 legs of varying distance (4-8 miles per leg), each runner on the team runs two legs. The course starts at 10 Barrel Brewing in Bend, travels to Redmond and back to finish at the Deschutes Historical Museum in downtown Bend. Along the entire course, local breweries host exchange points where participants sample their craft. With 20 beers on tap at the Finish Line, participants can enjoy a full pint from their favorite brewery! Sep 25. Deschutes Historical Museum, 129 NW Idaho Ave., Bend. $200-$750.
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. Saturdays, 8-10am. Thump Coffee - NW Crossing, 549 NW York Dr., Bend. Contact: email@example.com. Free.
Drop-In Dodgeball! Drop-in Dodgeball at the
Pavilion is back and better than ever! All ages and skill levels welcome to dip, duck, dive, and dodge
OUTDOOR EVENTS for four consecutive weeks. The goal is to work on skills and get out for fun rides each week. Girls ages 9-13 Wednesdays, 3-5pm. Through Sep 22. Seventh Mountain Resort, 18575 SW Century Dr., Bend. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. $175.
Grit Clinics: Beginner/Intermediate Skills We’ll begin by dialing in our bike setup
and body position, then work on skills throughout the afternoon. Examples of some of the skills we will work on include braking, shifting, cornering, switchbacks, wheel lifts, line choice, technical descending, & getting up and over logs and rocks. Saturdays, 1:30-3:30pm. Seventh Mountain Resort, 18575 SW Century Dr., Bend. Contact: email@example.com. $75.
Grit Clinics: Cornering & Switchbacks OR Jumping* Cornering/Switchbacks (odd
dates): We’ll practice bermed corners, flat loose corners and switchbacks until we’re all dizzy with progression! Jumping (even dates): We’ll start by practicing fundamental skills in grass that lead to jumping, (like body position, wheel lifts, level lifts and bunny hops) then take it to small jumps. Saturdays, 11am-1pm. Seventh Mountain Resort, 18575 SW Century Dr., Bend. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. $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. email@example.com. $75.
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org. $99.
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Grit Clinics: Women’s Foundational Mountain Bike Skills Calling all ladies new
to mountain biking! In just two hours, you’ll feel more confident setting up your bike, shifting, braking, and navigating small trail obstacles after instruction from the skilled coaches at Grit Clinics. Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Seventh Mountain Resort, 18575 SW Century Dr., Bend. Contact: email@example.com. $75.
How to Start Running this Fall Now that the kiddos are back in school you want to get outside, relieve stress, and get some much needed ‘me’ time. Running fits the bill, and is surprisingly accessible to beginners! Sep 29, 6pm. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Free. Nature Journaling Join Deschutes Land Trust for an outing to learn how to combine outdoor writing and sketching with your joy of exploring nature! Sep 26, 9am-Noon. Whychus Canyon Preserve, outside Sisters, Sisters. Contact: email@example.com. Free. Whychus Canyon Preserve Hike Join
Deschutes Land Trust for an early fall hike at Whychus Canyon Preserve. Sept. 25, 10am-1pm. Whychus Canyon Preserve, outside Sisters, Sisters. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
Wildlife Tracking Certification Learn to
recognize tracks of mammals, birds, reptiles, and invertebrates on your landscape, and to interpret animal movement and behavior. This explorative practice reveals a hidden world of wildlife sign, and develops the ability to find subtle evidence of animal presence. Casey McFarland will be the evaluator. Sep 23, 8am-4pm and Sep 24, 8am-4pm. Contact: email@example.com. $275.
HEALTH & WELLNESS Author Timber Hawkeye of Buddhist Boot Camp on Living a Simple Life
Join best-selling author Buddhist Timber Hawkeye for a free book talk, discussion and Q&A on living a simple and uncomplicated life. The intention is to awaken, enlighten, enrich and inspire. Sep 25, 2-3:30pm. Redmond Senior Center, 325 NW Dogwood Ave, Redmond. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
Capoeira: A Perfect Adventure Become your own hero. The Brazilian art form of Capoeira presents opportunities to develop personal insights, strength, balance, flexibility, musicality, voice, rhythm, and language by tapping the energy of this rich cultural expression and global community. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 7:10pm. High Desert Martial Arts, 2535 NE Studio Rd., Bend. Contact: email@example.com. $30 intro month.
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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. Dream Interpretation Group Your inner consciousness is trying to communicate with your conscious mind all the time. It speaks to us in dreams and waking life in the language of symbolism. Facilitator Michael Hoffman has been interpreting dreams for the past 35 years. This approach draws on Jungian dream interpretation and spiritual traditions. Every other Tuesday, 6-7:30pm. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.com. Donation Based.
Live Webinar: Expert Answers to Elbow Pain Elbow specialist from The Center, Dr. Healy,
discusses common elbow conditions and overuse injuries that many experience including avid golfers and tennis players. This live webinar will cover proactive approaches to avoiding elbow problems, discuss the various treatment options, and offer an opportunity to ask questions during the live Q&A. Sep 22, 6-7pm. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
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details above Sept. 25, 9am-1pm. Aspen Mountain Dermatology, 2195 NW Shevlin Park Road, Bend. Contact: email@example.com. Free.
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. Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Contact: 914-980-2644. firstname.lastname@example.org. $15-25.
Healthy Aging Workshop Tips for helping
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In-Person Yoga at LOFT Wellness & Day Spa In-person yoga classes at Bend’s newest
vinyasa flow, in-person classes at White Aspen, in Bend. Sat, Sep 4, 7:30-8:30am and Sat, Sept. 25, 7:30-8:30am. White Aspen Creative, 18707 SW Century Drive, Widgi Creek. Contact: email@example.com. $15 drop in.
Dance with the Elements -- Move and Play Outside Come be inspired by the
music, community, other dances, nature and all that moves within you. Every other Wednesday, 6-7:15pm. Through Sept. 30. Downtown Bend, Downtown Bend, Bend. Contact: 541-948-7015. soulinmotionbend.com. First class is free.
people to prevent injuries and falls as we age and nutrition tips for healthy habits! Sep 29, 5-6:15pm. Hands On Physical Therapy, 147 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr Ste 104, Bend. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
yoga studio! Tuesdays: Vinyasa with instructor Kelly Jenkins. 5-6pm. Limited to five participants. Thursdays: Foundation Flow with instructor Kelly Jenkins. 5-6pm. Limited to five participants. Schedule online or give us a call to reserve your spot! Tuesdays-Thursdays, 5-6pm. Loft Wellness & Day Spa, 339 SW Century Drive Ste 203, Bend. Contact: 541-690-5100. email@example.com. $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.
Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting
Zoom meeting Password: 301247 For more information: centraloregonoa.org/ For assistance, call Terri at 541-390-1097. Sundays, 3-4pm.
Praise in the Vineyard With Live Music Ron Griggs - (No Charge) Join us for praise
and worship in the vineyard with live music. 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. There is no charge for this event. Sep 26, 11am-Noon. Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards, 70450 NW Lower Valley Dr., Terrebonne. Contact: Marketing@fhcvineyards.com. Free - But Please RSVP.
Prenatal Yoga Event Rejuvenate, relax and
recharge as you practice yoga and meet other expectant moms during this special event! This flowing and nourishing yoga practice will help you feel strong and more comfortable in your body, reduce common pregnancy discomforts and tensions, help prepare your body for birth, and improve your sleep. Sep 26, 10:45am-Noon. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Pre-Registration Required: $20.
Reduce Stress With Breath Learn and
practice breathing techniques that reduce stress and invite healthier states of mind. We will gather for one hour, listen, and practice. There will be opportunity for questions as well. Expect to leave feeling refreshed with tools you can practice anywhere. Get tickets at allswelllifestyle.com/ experiences Sep 26, 9am. Donation based.
Sound Yoga & Gong Bath Meditation This
experiential yoga class explores vibration through movement, music and meditation. Through the use of gongs, crystal and Tibetan bowls, chimes, flutes, and drums we explore the healing journey of experiencing sound on a deep profound level. Please bring a yoga mat, cushion and blanket for max comfort. All levels. Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Through Oct. 26. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon, 61980 Skyline Ranch Road, Bend. Contact: 808-783-0374. Kevin@soundshala.com. $15-$20.
Sound Yoga & Gong Bath Meditation Eastside This experiential yoga class explores
vibration through movement, music and meditation. Through the use of gongs, crystal and Tibetan bowls, chimes, flutes, and drums we explore the healing journey of experiencing sound on a deep profound level. Please bring a yoga mat, cushion and blanket for max comfort. All levels. Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm.
Through Oct 27. Hanai Foundation, 62430 Eagle Road, Bend. Contact: 808-783-0374. Kevin@soundshala.com. $15-$20 suggested donation.
Tai Chi class The focus of my teaching is on the individual, not on the group. I teach the original form as it was taught in the monastery: unchanged—Taoist Tai Chi Chuan 108 movements. This holistic approach focuses on the entire body as well as the mental and spiritual aspects. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 9:45-10:45am. Central Oregon Tai Chi, 1601 NW Newport Ave, Bend. Contact: 541797-9620. email@example.com. $70. Tai Chi for Health™ created by Dr. Paul Lam This two-day per week class is appropri-
ate for anyone who wants a slower Tai Chi class or those dealing with chronic health conditions. The gradual, gentle and simple movements help facilitate healing and improve motion, flexibility and balance. The entire class can be performed in a wheelchair or a chair. Any student may sit for all or part of the class. Half of our time is gentle warmups. “Tai Chi for Health” classes are traditional moves, modified and adjusted by Dr. Paul Lam and his team of medical experts. We also explore using our knowledge of Tai Chi to help us stay safe and balanced, as seniors. Mondays-Wednesdays, 9-10am. Oregon Tai Chi, 1350 SE Reed Mkt Rd Ste 102, Bend. Contact: 541-389-5015. $55-$65.
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. 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. vancebonner@Juno.com. x12 class, $180.
Timber Hawkeye author of Buddhist Bootcamp free talk Timber Hawkeye,
bestselling author of Buddhist Bootcamp and Faithfully Religionless, will speak about discovering the difference between feelings and emotions, the disparity between truths and facts, and the countless benefits of mindful living. Sep 26, 10am12:30pm. Unity Community of Central Oregon, 63645 Scenic Drive, Bend. Contact: 541-280-5040. firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
TRUE U Namaspa 200hr Yoga Teacher Training This training places the emphasis
on teaching yoga as a way to get powerful in all areas of your life. Seven weekend modules beginning September and ending in March. In-person and over Zoom. Financial Aid and BIPOC Scholarships available. Sept. 24. Namaspa Yoga Studio, 1135 NW Galveston Ave., Bend. Contact: email@example.com. $2800.
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New Improv Troupe Hits Open Space Out of Thin Air produced by pair of TV and stage actors and directors who recently made Bend home
By Elizabeth Warnimont
Space, exploring how improv skills can apply to everyday life. “We had two sessions at Central Oregon Community College before COVID. Then when the college told us we all had to start wearing masks, we knew there was no way.” Improvisation requires facial cues, he explains. “There’s just no way around that.” A series took place at Open Space last month, with another scheduled to start Oct. 4. Classes are limited to 10 people so that everyone has plenty of opportunity to participate. “You can’t lecture improv,” he says. “You have to do it to get it.” Of the eight members of Thin Air—all of whom are Bendites– three joined the troupe directly from the class. Temple started out entertaining as a folk musician, in a band called The Highwaymen. “The Beatles killed that,” he laughs. “I knew nothing about improv.” He credits a book of improv games and exercises for actors, “Improvisation for the Theater” by Viola Spolin, and the late director Paul Sills’ implementation of the book for public performance, for his inspiration to pursue improvisational comedy. “Paul took it further and presented these games onstage. Ninety percent of people who do comedy on TV and movies—actors, directors and producers—use his techniques.” (Sills’ theater group, The Second City, produced just about the entire cast for 40
Out of Thin Air co-founders Renny Temple and Caren Kaye.
years of “Saturday Night Live,” Temple pointed out.) “A friend told me about the book. We sat in the living room and did the Submitted
games, critiqued each other, for six months,” he recalls, eventually leading to the formation of War Babies. More recently, Temple and Kaye had been spending some time working on productions in the Seattle area when they first came to Bend to visit a former Highwaymen band member. “He took us to what we later learned was called Drake Park. We saw lawn and trees, picket fences, children, people playing music and this lovely river in the background. It was like something out of ‘The Twilight Zone.’” The couple found a home and moved to Bend shortly thereafter. Out of Thin Air audiences will be seated at individual cocktail tables and are welcome to bring food in from the Manzanita Grill food truck across the street. Snacks and beverages, including beer and wine, will also be available for sale in the lobby. Out of Thin Air
Renny Temple (standing, right) in a scene from “All in the Family.”
Tue., Sept. 28 and alternate Tuesdays through December, 8pm Open Space Event Studios 220 NE Lafayette Ave., Bend openspace.studio/events $10 online, $15 at the door
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o show is ever the same,” creator Renny Temple says of the new comedy series set to debut Tuesday at Open Space Studios in Bend. Out of Thin Air will perform improvisational comedy, taking suggestions from the audience, every Tuesday through December. “You help create your own show with suggestions for the players to create scenes—out of thin air,” Temple quips, and thus, the troupe’s moniker. Shows will include a “sprinkling,” he says, of short, rehearsed comedy sketches. Temple and his wife and comedic partner Caren Kaye bring extensive experience to Thin Air, boasting an impressive resume of television and stage acting, Temple’s own, long-running improv company War Babies and various stints directing shows for stage and TV including “The Love Boat,” “Empty Nest,” “Growing Pains,” “Friends” and “Everybody Loves Raymond.” “We only ever worked together one time,” Temple says, “on an episode of ‘Love, American Style.’” The two met doing improv with War Babies, a company Temple honed in New York before moving the show to Los Angeles. “Dick Clark saw us (War Babies) in New York and invited us to come to L.A. to be part of a summer program he was producing. We stayed on in L.A., doing movies and TV, for 15 years.” In addition to Out of Thin Air, Temple teaches “Improv for Life,” at Open
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Healthy, Nutritious, Sustainable LITTLE BITES Food is Well Rooted’s Mission By Nicole Vulcan
A local, family run farm provides quality food for the community
rowing food in Central Oregon does not happen by accident: The soil is poor, the seasons are short and the weather is always a challenge. None of that deterred Scott Maricle, his son Frank and daughter-in-law Janelle from embarking on their dream of feeding locally grown food to local people. “Last year we got together and just asked ourselves, ‘What if we did this?’” That was the beginning of Well Rooted Farms, according to Maricle, who’s been in the area since 1992. He admits farming is in his blood, having done hobby farming and gardening projects throughout his life. Five years ago he decided he needed to learn how to grow organically, which led him into studying soil and regenerative practices and discovering the world of agronomy, the science of soil management. “I got in touch with people that are really advanced in knowing how to grow things well, with my purpose being to grow the most nutrient-dense and flavorful food that I can. In order to get healthy plants that can resist insects and disease I have to address all the needs of the plant by feeding them and developing the soil so that ultimately the soil can feed them everything they need. I want to grow healthy plants that don’t need pesticides,” Maricle states. The local, sustainable, all-natural, family run farm started out with three acres of tomatoes (a crop that was overwhelmingly large last year, as the Source reported in November) an acre of sweet corn and some cucumbers. This year they’ve diversified, growing things such as cabbages, carrots, beets, peppers, onions, potatoes, corn, squash, eggplant, watermelons, and pumpkins. If you hurry, you can pick a selection of those 100% locally grown
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A Foodie’s Solution to Helping the Houseless Community 2nd Street Shelter in critical need of donated meals Pumpkins for the fall season at Well Rooted Farms.
vegetables now at Well Rooted’s U-Pick location in Tumalo which will be open for a while longer depending on hard frost conditions. Right now at the farm, “You can pick a 20-pound box of tomatoes in 3 minutes!” Maricle exclaims. Well Rooted also has a veggie shed in Redmond stocked with its fresh vegetables, which will remain open until there are no more local vegetables to offer. “Potatoes, carrots, beets and squash will be available for quite some time. We are trying to stay real in our definition of local, which means for now we're only offering what is seasonal and what we’ve grown,” Maricle says. “We want to be authentic. What you see is what we grow. When we run out we run out.” A half mile down the road from the U-Pick location, the Maricles have a big greenhouse with chickens roaming around it. Those free-range chickens produce eggs that you can pick up at Courtesy Well Rooted Farms
the farm and veggie shed. In the future, the variety of offerings could expand. Maricle spends a lot of time looking at seed catalogues and figuring out what folks want. “People won’t drive across town for a head of cabbage, but they will drive across town for a cantaloupe that is amazingly sweet. Corn and tomatoes really bring the people. I’m hoping to get strawberries planted in time to be available next June as well.” Maricle continues, “There has to be a business element to it in order to continue, even though I love doing it. This year is better than last year and we’ve moved it into a business from a hobby and we’re in the black. The bottom line is if people don’t buy it we can’t afford to grow it.” If you’re new to U-Pick, Well Rooted makes is easy. The farm is well marked and easy to find, just off the main road. You’re likely to see Frank, Janelle or Scott working around the place when you arrive. There are signs with instructions and a rack full of baskets (in case you neglected to bring your own) and the rows and rows of veggies you can pick are right there and easy to access. The kids are welcome and you can even check yourself out inside the little shed and pay with credit card, cash or even Venmo. As Scott Maricle puts it, “I grew up on a farm eating this way and I just think everybody should be able to eat fresh, out of the garden. We want to help people experience that and be able to taste what they pick and learn to enjoy vegetables.” Well Rooted Farms U-Pick 65900 White Rock Loop, Bend Open daily 9am to 8pm wellrootedfarms.co
Well Rooted Farms Veggie Shed Sweet corn is in season now at Well Rooted Farms.
4700 SW 43rd St., Redmond Open daily 7am to 8pm
It’s no secret that Central Oregon’s population of those without homes is increasing—and those working to ease the crisis are looking for some more locals to join the effort. When Bend’s 2nd Street shelter moved from being a temporary warming shelter to a full-time low-barrier shelter this June, with it came the need to offer breakfast and dinner service for the up to 70 people who stay there each night. Now, Shepherd’s House Ministries, which operates the shelter through funds from the City of Bend and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is asking the public to pitch in and make dinners. Without a commercial kitchen on site at the present time, the shelter relies on donated meals prepared offsite. “We are looking to fill about three to four dinners per week. Also, we are looking to fill 5-6 breakfasts per week,” Shepherd’s House Director of Emergency Services John Lodise told the Source. “While I do not want to stifle anyone’s creativity, popular choices for dinner include lasagna, hot dogs, Cobb Salad, chili, spaghetti, light chicken dishes and meat loaf. For breakfast, common choices include breakfast burritos, hardboiled eggs, sandwiches (doesn’t have to be strictly breakfast) and supplemental items such as fruit, granola bars, fruit cups, string cheese, and bagels (with cream cheese). Bottled water is also a large ongoing need.” Bringing the plates, napkins and cutlery for the meals is also welcome, Lodise said. Shelter leaders hope to recruit churches, community groups, businesses and neighborhood groups to sign up for a designated night each month, ensuring that there’s always a healthful meal for guests at the end of the night. Groups interested in cooking a meal—or making ongoing meals—can sign up for the Meal Train by visiting the website, bendshelterfood.org.
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By Donna Britt @foodlifelove.com
FILM SHORTS By Jared Rasic Your friendly local film reviewer’s takes on what’s out there in the world of movies.
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5k,10k Half Marathon THE ALPINIST: An intense documentary about
a camera-shy climber and his dangerous-ass adventures that make me feel like I should be doing more with my life. For fans of “Free Solo” and stress. Old Mill.
BLUE BAYOU: From writer/director Justin Chon comes this official selection of the Cannes Film Festival focused on a Korean adoptee living in the Louisiana bayou who’s threatened with deportation. Trailers for this look powerful and very well directed. Old Mill. CANDYMAN: Usually I’m not too excited for hor-
ror remakes or reboots (especially for movies that came out in the ‘90s), but with Jordan Peele on board as producer, this was a thoughtful and disturbing reimagining of the iconic character. There haven’t been many great horror movies this year... Old Mill.
THE CARD COUNTER: Oscar Isaac gives another astounding performance, this time as an ex-soldier who now travels across the country playing in card tournaments. Deeply disturbing and upsetting, this is one of the most powerful and mesmerizing films of the year. Old Mill, Sisters Movie House.
COP SHOP: From the criminally underrated filmmaker Joe Carnihan comes this insane action thriller mostly set in a police station starring the entirely-too-excited Gerard Butler. The fun script makes this movie much better than the trailers promise. Old Mill.
CRY MACHO: Clint Eastwood is back in a cowboy
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hat for the first time in decades as an aged horse trainer who travels to Mexico to rescue a young boy from his abusive mother. Definitely not upper-tier Eastwood, but still with some interesting things to say about masculinity. Full review on p29. Old Mill, Odem Theater Pub, Sisters Movie House.
DEAR EVAN HANSEN: Already being hailed as this year’s “Cats,” this is a fantastic musical that is attempting the difficult transition to the big screen. With an absolutely brilliant cast, here’s hoping this one succeeds where so many other big screen musicals have failed. Old Mill. _
FREE GUY: Oh Ryan Reynolds, you had me at video game character who gains sentience and becomes a hero. I’m glad this was better than it looked…and should have been. Old Mill, Odem Theater Pub.
JUNGLE CRUISE: I’m ready for a new movie about a ride at Disneyland to be as good as the original “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie was, but this isn’t that. It’s fun and weird, but there’s just something missing. Old Mill, Odem Theater Pub. THE LOST LEONARDO: A fascinating documen-
tary about the art world that changed how I viewed art and art collection forever. This focuses on the Salvator Mundi, the most expensive painting ever sold ($450 million) and whether it’s a lost painting by Leonardo da Vinci. A corker. Sisters Movie House.
MALIGNANT: James Wan’s first step back into
horror flicks since “The Conjuring 2” is a fun and bonkers night at the movies. This is the big-budget horror spectacle fright enthusiasts like myself have been missing this year. It’s also the best worst movie in ages. Old Mill.
OLD: I get that M. Night Shyamalan made a few pretty terrible movies in a row, but I’ve never hated him enough not to be stoked whenever he has a new horror film coming out. This one is about 98% a great movie that falls apart a little by the end but has a few genuinely disturbing moments throughout. Old Mill. RESPECT: Jennifer Hudson playing Aretha Franklin is about the best casting I’ve ever seen. Old Mill, Sisters Movie House. SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS:
Yeah, yeah, I know, it’s another Marvel movie, but if I can’t be excited for a giant budget martial arts fantasy starring Awkwafina and Tony Leung (in his English-language debut), then I’m just not Jared anymore. This rules and is probably the best Marvel project since “Infinity War.” Old Mill, Sisters Movie House, Odem Theater Pub, McMenamins.
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.
SCREEN Cowboy Up
Eastwood cries macho By Jared Rasic
hat does masculinity even mean anymore in 2021? I think the term “be a man” means something much different to our sons than it did to our fathers and grandfathers, who lived in a society much more preoccupied with the appearance of manliness and attempting to desperately fulfill gender constructs than we are in this somewhat more enlightened time. Gender and sexuality have become so fluid that even unpacking the idea of heteronormative masculinity today is a useless and tiring proposition. The term will mean something different to absolutely everyone you ask. But if you ask my dad who he looked at as the ideal of a man when he was growing up, I guarantee he would say Clint Eastwood. If you asked my grandpa, he would say John Wayne. I don’t know if it had something to do with riding horses and shooting bad guys or the attitude toward women, but when I was a kid growing up in rural northern California, cowboys were the tough guys who always seemed to “get the girl.” Eastwood’s newest film, “Cry Macho,” takes a stab at unpacking what it means to be a man and whether that even means anything, to varying degrees of success. The film is an episodic road trip about Mike Milo (Eastwood), an aged ex-rodeo star and horse trainer who is sent on a mission by his old boss to cross into Mexico and bring back his wild young son Rafo (Eduardo Minett)
to be raised in the States. Most of the movie is just conversations between Eastwood and Minett as they have misadventures in Mexico while they travel closer and closer to the border. The biggest problem with the movie—and it’s one that comes close to killing the entire enterprise dead in its tracks—is that Minett is not even remotely a good actor. It’s not the kid’s fault at all, because Eastwood notoriously only allows one take on movies that he directs, meaning there was really no chance to craft a strong performance out of the inexperienced actor. We never become invested in the relationship between Milo and Rafo because whenever Minett talks it sounds like he’s reciting his lines as quickly as possible because he’s so nervous. Where the movie really has purpose is when Eastwood tells the kid about his life as a former rodeo star and cowboy and how ludicrous and stupid it was to destroy his body over something as ridiculous as riding a bucking bronco. I’m not sure that the 91-year-old Eastwood (our oldest living director) has ever been this vulnerable on screen before. His voice trembles and breaks throughout like a kid hitting puberty and his hands shake even as he holds a cup of coffee to his lips. Eastwood doesn’t decry his past as the bygone ideal of masculinity, but examines it in a way that he hasn’t since “Unforgiven.” If “Cry Macho” had a stronger script and central
Has anyone ever looked better in a cowboy hat than Clint Eastwood?
performance, it would be a masterful swan song for his career (even though I’m sure he’ll direct more movies before all is said and done). Eastwood still frames shots beautifully and really takes his time telling a story, but his insistence on only getting one take of a performance means that there’s only so much we can get from characters in his modern work. Being macho doesn’t mean the same thing now as it did to our parents or their parents and that’s a good thing. A lot of that masculinity was toxic, couched in buzzwords like “patriotism” or “duty” that were really just thinly disguised representations of ego. It was more
about being seen to be manly as opposed to actually being one. “Cry Macho” posits that maybe the best way to be a man is just to be a good and kind human and not worry about the things that fleetingly make you look like a badass. That’s a big idea coming from the guy who spent most of his career sneering into a camera and spouting angry catchphrases. In fact, to me, that’s the most macho thing he’s done yet. Cry Macho
Dir. Clint Eastwood Grade: C Now Playing at Old Mill, Sisters Movie House, Odem Theater Pub and streaming on HBOMax
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Trap shooting team aims high for this year’s competition
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igh school students have many extracurricular activities to choose from in Central Oregon. There are traditional sports such as football and volleyball—but here’s one that might surprise you: trap shooting. Mountain View High School hosts a team that competes in the Oregon State High School Clay Target League. The MVHS team includes students in grades 6 through 12 from various schools in the Bend area. For those unfamiliar with trap shooting, the sport involves a participant using a shotgun to shoot at clay disks which are thrown in the air from a mechanical arm. Local rod and gun clubs have ranges designed to safely shoot these disks which are also known as “clay pigeons” or “birds.” “The club started in 2018, and this fall we registered 49 students for the team,” said MVHS head coach Kim Hurt. “Of those, 17 are new to the club.” With both JV and varsity members, the team uses the fall season mostly for practice, although the athletes may record their shooting scores with the Oregon High School Clay Target League and submit them online. “I would love to take every student that asks to join our club but we cut off registration at 50 to make it manageable.” Last year, the club found success even during COVID. “Our club doubled in size last year due to COVID because it was one of the few sports still operating, and it’s pretty COVID-friendly just by the nature of the sport,” said Hurt. Students are spread out while on the range and do not share any equipment. To participate in the league, which is a member of the USA High School Clay Target League, students must meet school eligibility requirements and have a Student Athlete Firearm Education certification or state-approved hunter education safety certificate. “Safety
A Mountain View High School trap shooter practices at the range.
is number one on the priorities list,” said Hurt, who added that the league has never had an accident. While on the range, a range safety officer and scorekeeper manage the activity for safety. The club is co-ed and provides for adaptive students to participate. “We have eight girls on our team this year, more than we’ve ever had,” added Hurt. During the spring competitive season, students compete as either JV or varsity, and those that average a score of 20 out of 25 can letter in the sport. The team practices and competes at the Redmond Rod and Gun Club, uploading scores online to ORSHSCTL. The only travel competition is the state tournament held in Hillsboro each spring; last year MVHS placed third. Like most high school sports, it takes a clan to raise a team. “Nosler, Oregon Health Authority, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and the Deschutes County Sherriff’s Office have all been great to work with and very supportive of the team,” said Hurt. As a nonprofit, the team relies upon sponsors, parents, businesses and fundraisers to pay for practice time, jerseys, and some equipment. “It’s unique from a lot of the other sports,” said Tanner Varcoe, a sophomore from MVHS. “If you play basketball or soccer you’re competing as a team, but with trap, you’re competing as Courtesy MVHS Clay Target Club
Mountain View trap shooters set to compete at the Redmond Rod and Gun Club.
a team but also independently.” Varcoe enjoys the team camaraderie and meeting students from other area schools. “Every time I have a conversation with someone at school who isn’t in the club about the sport, they’re surprised our high school sponsors it,” said Varcoe. Besides his coach, Varcoe also credits Gary Fogelson, an instructor at the Redmond Rod and Gun Club, for his improved shooting. “He’s helped me out a lot with things like foot placement, how to move your body when shooting, and to follow the path of the clay, even if you shoot and miss,” added Varcoe. “The kids are very responsive,” said Fogelson, who has trained Olympic trap shooters and is a member of the Pacific International Trap Association’s Hall of Fame, among other accolades. “They have excellent reflexes, good eyes, and we’ve got some kids that have excelled beyond my expectations.” Fogelson has worked with students on teams from Madras and Mountain View, and is always impressed with their courtesy and respectful nature while helping them with the mental aspects of shooting. Beyond high school, some students aim high and attend colleges that have trap teams where the students can continue with competitive shooting. Last year’s Tokyo Olympics also highlighted the sport where the USA Olympic Shooting Team won a total of four medals in skeet and trap competitions. Culver, Madras, and most recently, Crook County will also have teams competing in the spring season. And as Fogelson points out, even though the students may not continue to compete after high school, the activity teaches them about life and about themselves. Worthy goals from a unique sport. There’s more to this story! See the video that accompanies this story in the online version at bendsource.com.
See the Stars at Observatory Nighttime Visits Since the beginning of time people have been mesmerized by the glimmering dots that light up the night sky – stars! From Galileo Galilei to Neil deGrasse Tyson, astronomers and curious folk alike have always been intrigued by the heavens above. With the help of the Sunriver Nature Center and Observatory everybody now has the chance to get up close and personal with the night sky. The nighttime visits event features a one-hour session that helps attendees receive a better understanding of what they’re viewing up above. Staff astronomers are on deck to guide exploring eyes through various telescopes. There are also guided constellation tours, meteorite displays and an educational presentation that will blast viewers closer to understanding the final frontier. “All observatory guests, including members, must now reserve timed tickets in advance online. Up to 10 tickets may be purchased per transaction. Walk-in visits are not permitted at this time and tickets will not be sold on site,” according to the observatory website. Ticket prices are $20 per person or free for members. Be sure to book tickets quickly as capacity for each session is limited. The observation visits start at 8pm every Wednesday and Saturday and are running through Oct. 30. Observatory Nighttime Visits
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Soak in fall colors with the glorious vine maple By Sarah Mowry 33 Photo: Jay Mather/Deschutes Land Trust.
Bright red leaves of the vine maple are a calling card of fall.
Vine maples play an important role in nature. Their roots help keep our rivers and streams clean by keeping banks from eroding and soil from running into the water. Like all plants, they help remove carbon dioxide from the air and store carbon—major plus in the climate-change era! Vine maples also have value for wildlife. Their leaves provide important food for deer and elk; small mammals and birds eat the seeds, buds and flowers, and a variety of animals take cover in their dense thickets. Finally, vine maple is adapted to fire and will resprout from its root system after some lower-intensity fires. But why do vine maples have such brilliant fall colors? Their leaves contain
pigments that are stored all year long and eventually provide the bright colors we see each fall. There are three main pigments: carotenoids, which provide the yellows and oranges, anthocya-
Shorter days and less sunlight trigger the chemical processes that tell vine maples to prepare for winter. nins, which provide the beautiful reds, and chlorophyll, which is the green factory. In the fall, as days get shorter and nights longer, the plant slows down and eventually stops its chlorophyll Photo: Tim Cotter/Deschutes Land Trust.
Look for the distinctive palm shape of vine maple leaves.
production. The green gives way to yellow and orange and red. Vine maples have spectacular yellow leaves in more shady locations, and even more stunning orange and reds in sunnier locales!
When will they change color? The biggest trigger for fall color is the calendar. Shorter days and less sunlight trigger the chemical processes that tell vine maples to prepare for winter. Leaves must prepare for winter and drop before freezing temperatures arrive because their sensitive tissues would not survive the cold weather. Of course, weather also plays a role in fall colors. Warm sunny days with crisp nights tend to produce the most brilliant fall colors. Extreme cold or storms can impact timing and color, and, unfortunately, climate change is also impacting our fall colors. Drought can cause leaves to drop before they change color and wildfire can destroy the entire plant. In Central Oregon, depending on the year, our vine maples begin to change at the end of August at higher elevations and into September at lower elevations. The end of September is often a great time to go leaf peeping! The great news is that you can find them in so many places. Look for them along Lava Island falls in the Deschutes River, up on the McKenzie Pass in a lava field and along rivers and streams. The Deschutes Land Trust’s Metolius Preserve is a favorite local destination for stunning displays along Lake Creek. Happy leaf peeping!
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ith fall officially here, the time has come to head out to catch some seasonal displays of color! Leaf peeping is a pastime for many people who revel in the changing of the seasons and nature’s last burst of color before winter. While Central Oregon’s fall colors may not compete with the glorious sugar maples of Vermont, we have our own little maple that puts on its own stunning show. The vine maple (Acer circinatum) is a tall, understory shrub native to the Pacific Northwest. You’ve probably seen it driving over the Cascades to the Willamette Valley. Its bright bursts of red, yellow and orange provide a stark contrast to the green forest or black lava flows. Vine maple is very common on the west side of the Cascades and is found in wet areas growing under other trees where sunlight is filtered. However, it also grows on the east side of the Cascades in drier ponderosa pine forests and even open lava flows where it can find enough water. Vine maples have the classic mapleshaped leaf: broad, palm-shaped leaves with seven to nine lobes. It is considered a shrub by some, but a tall one—2030 feet—that might make it like a tree to others! Its branches grow in different patterns depending on conditions: more upright in sunny locations, and more sprawling in wet areas. Those spreading branches will even grow along the ground and take root to create large groupings of maples. Native Americans use these flexible branches for a variety of uses from frames for snowshoes, nets or cradles to tools, utensils and firewood.
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Inaugural Oregon Whiskey Fest Celebrates Beaver State Spirits New-fashioned Oregon whiskeys make great old-fashioneds By Brian Yaeger
re you a whiskey lover who can’t make that pilgrimage to Kentucky or Scotland anytime soon? Instead of a flight to Louisville or Edinburgh, enjoy a flight of Oregon single-malt whiskeys. Or ryes. Or any of the other types of whiskey that will be available at the premiere of the Oregon Whiskey Fest taking place Saturday, Sept. 24 in the parking lot of event host Oregon Spirit Distillers. Brad and Kathy Irwin founded the Bend distillery in 2009 as Oregon’s first grain-to-glass whiskey maker. When Brad served as the president of the Oregon Distillers Guild that supports Oregon’s 65 distillers (most of which are members), he couldn’t have conjured up an event that highlighted some, but not all of the guild’s members. This festival is just for whiskey— and whiskey made by the distiller (as opposed to simply packaged or treated by the company, as is sometimes the case with some that call themselves distilleries) and, additionally, whiskeys that are aged at least four years. (Some, from the likes of McMenamins and Bull Run, see some whiskeys matured for six or seven years). No white dog here. As such, there will be 14 Oregon whiskey distillers. (Only 15 qualified but Stein Distillery in Joseph doesn’t have the staff available.) “If we did this fest three years ago, only seven could’ve been invited,” says Irwin. Indeed, one of the geek-worthy aspects of this celebration is that the head distillers themselves will be pouring their booze. Want to know what distinguishes a four-year aged whiskey from a six-year? Ask your distiller. Want to know how 82-proof whiskey differs from cask strength? The distiller pouring your samples will be happy to talk you through it. “People are thirsty for the knowledge,” Irwin says. From Westward in Portland, which was awarded the auspicious Double Gold at the World Spirits Competition for its single malt whiskey (and then followed that up with a pair of golds for different finishes of their American whiskey) to host Oregon Spirit that is pouring, among others, a rare Oregon bourbon (which means the grain bill must be at least 51% corn and no, it doesn’t have to hail from Bourbon County, Kentucky), the elixirs on hand will provide both unique, Oregon flavor as well as an educational experience.
What is “Oregon flavor” when it comes to whiskey? “Oregon is a beautiful, agricultural community,” explains Irwin. “Go east: it’s all grain. Wheat, rye, barley, corn. We don’t celebrate it that much because it’s not where we live. Oregon grows the best rye, but it isn’t as popular a commodity. Who eats rye bread anymore?” Side note: Bend needs a Jewish-style deli. Irwin is also quick to point out that most of what goes into whiskey is water. And we can all agree Oregon has the best water. Admission includes a proper glencairn glass (ideal for nosing whiskey) and eight tasting tokens—every pour requires one token—with additional ones available for $2 apiece. Food trucks on site include Bigfoot BBQ and Juno Japanese for sushi or noodles. The fest is open to people who show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test from within 72 hours. (And make sure to make safe transportation plans for afterward.) While the VIP ticket includes a dinner the night before, it’s already sold out. General admission tickets are $40. In addition to the samples, all served neat, a bar will serve all the classic whiskey cocktails from Manhattan to Mint Julep to the Big Easy classic, Sazerac. Really wanna geek out on how your cocktail is affected by your choice of whiskey? Order, say, an old-fashioned with Bull Run out of Portland, New Basin from Madras and Rogue from Newport. Rogue, incidentally, is the only Oregon distiller to cooper some of their own barrels. From grain bills to oak selection and charring of said barrels on top of that, there are infinite directions a dram of humble whiskey can take. And for budding fans and connoisseurs alike, this new festival offers you to choose your own adventure. If you find your new favorite, bottles of every offering will be available for sale (at no mark-up) and there’ll even be a bottle valet system in place so instead of lugging around your fifths, you can simply pick ‘em up on your way out (but you gotta actually remember you bought some). Oregon Whiskey Fest
VIP Event Fri., Sept. 24; General public tasting Sat., Sept. 25, 2-8pm Oregon Spirit Distillers 740 NE 1st St., Bend oregonspiritdistillers.com/oregon-whiskey-festival/
THE REC ROOM Crossword
By Brendan Emmett Quigley
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Fill in every row, column, and 3x3 box with each of the letters exactly once.
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The highlighted letters read left to right and top to bottom will complete the quote:
“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything _____ with its ______, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” —Lauren DeStefano, Wither
ANSWER TO LAST WEEK'S PUZZLES
ACROSS 1. Take out of plastic, maybe 6. “You don’t know the ___ of it” 10. Website with a “Got a tip?” action button at the top 13. Home sweet home 14. Tightly wound up 15. Melancholic misery 16. One who drops a tab and then listens to John Coltrane’s “Ascension”? 18. Apple Pay platform 19. Cincuenta y dos semanas 20. ACLU concern 21. “Look over here” 22. Time it takes for an ocean to form 23. British bro 24. Sign seen on the moon on July 20, 1969? 30. Circa 31. Captured on a Memorex 32. Chain in a lab 35. Tease from afar 36. Turkic language 37. Old Pontiac sports cars 38. Artifact Indiana Jones threatened to blow up with a missile launcher 39. Not as common 40. Coffee shop that sells a (checks notes) Chicken & Waffles Sandwich ... excuse me while I go to my local one 41. Ruthlessly tease somebody’s intellect? 44. African nation with a star on its flag 46. Paper purchase 47. Historian who wrote “Ab Urbe Condita” 48. Surrealist painter Freud 51. Event when the Spanish Flu spread, briefly 54. Prefix with vision 55. Friends on the force? 57. Summer time on Nantucket: Abbr. 58. St. Vincent for Annie Clark 59. Drink served with mint 60. “Sound of Metal” actor Ahmed 61. ___ City (Cairo suburb) 62. Like freshly laid lawn
DOWN 1. Turbaned VIP 2. Israeli diplomat and scholar Abba 3. Nincompoop 4. Tool that does detail work in wood 5. Doctor’s orders for the garden variety illness 6. Like Sleater-Kinney or Man Or Astro-Man?, in short 7. Gig on the books: Abbr. 8. Winebottle leftovers 9. A couple day’s drive away 10. Alcoholic beverage that comes in Half & Half, Peach, and Raspberry flavors 11. Animal that is a national symbol of Canada 12. Full of flavor 14. “Happy To Be Here” comic 17. Chaos 21. Something to shoot for 22. Like the water off the coast of Ibiza 23. Thing in a scrip 24. ___ California 25. App with a “Where to?” section 26. Lisa Bonet’s acting daughter 27. Plate in church 28. Barbecue selection 29. “Can’t say I’ve heard of ___” 33. “Wrong person” 34. The “A” of “HOA”: Abbr. 36. Spinning toon 37. Sanitizer’s victim 39. Rap producer who redid the ice cream truck jingle in 2020 40. Lunchbox classics 42. “They all look great, pick one” 43. Junior of the NFL 1990s All-Decade Team 44. One using Elmers 45. Language that gave us “jungle” and “bandana” 48. “Be-Bop-A-___” 49. Weapons with cartridges 50. Bigwig with a Russian-influenced title 51. “Mind. Blown.” 52. Dispensary selection 53. Classic children’s game 55. Prop for some bridesmaids 56. Mobb Deep or Insane Clown Posse
“Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement.” —Ronald Reagan
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poet Rainer Maria Rilke was a complicated person with many mysterious emotions and convoluted thoughts. And yet, he once wrote that life occasionally brought him “boundless simplicity and joy.” I find it amazing he could ever welcome such a state. Kudos to him! How about you, dear Sagittarius? Are you capable of recognizing when boundless simplicity and joy are hovering in your vicinity, ready for you to seize them? If so, be extra alert in the next two weeks. I expect there’ll be a visitation or two. Maybe even three or four.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Baltasar Gracián was not a 21st-century New Age self-help teacher. He was a 17th-century Jesuit philosopher born under the sign of serious, diligent Capricorn. I hope you will be extra receptive to his advice in the coming weeks. He wrote, “Know your key qualities, your outstanding gifts. Cultivate them. Redouble their use.” Among the key qualities he gave as examples were disciplined discernment and resilient courage. I bring his thoughts to your attention because the coming weeks will be a rousing time to heed his counsel. It’s time for you to identify and celebrate and give abundant expression to your key qualities. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): After studying the genes that create feathers in birds, scientists found that humans have all the necessary genes to grow feathers. (I read about it in National Geographic magazine.) So why don’t we grow feathers, then? Well, it’s complicated. Basically, the feather-making genes are not fully activated. Who knows? Maybe someday, there’ll be technology that enables us to switch on those genes and sprout plumage. I bet my Aquarian friend Jessie, whose body has 30 tattoos and 17 piercings, would take advantage. In the coming weeks, it might be fun for you to imagine having bird-like qualities. You’re entering a high-flying phase—a time for ascension, expansion, soaring, and seeing the big picture from lofty vantage points.
not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.” If that strategy appeals to you, the next eight weeks will be an excellent time to put it to maximum use. You’re entering a phase when you can have an especially beneficial effect on people you care for. You’ll be at peak power to help them unleash dormant potentials and access untapped resources.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): It’s a good time to ruminate about things you wish could be part of your life but aren’t. You will be wise to develop a more conscious relationship with wistful fantasies about impossible dreams. Here’s one reason why this is true: You might realize that some seemingly impossible dreams aren’t so impossible. To get in the mood for this fun exercise, meditate on a sample reverie: “I wish I could spend a whole day discovering new music to love. I wish I owned a horse and a boat and a vintage brown and orange striped bohemian cardigan sweater from the 1970s. I wish I knew the names of all the flowers. I wish I felt more at ease about revealing my hidden beauty. I wish I could figure out how to eliminate unnecessary stress from my life.”
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Poet, essayist, and translator Anne Carson calls her husband Robert Currie the “Randomizer.” His role in her life as a creative artist is to make quirky recommendations that help her avoid being too predictable. He sends her off in directions she wouldn’t have imagined by herself. Here’s an example: At one point in her career, Carson confessed she was bored with her writing. The Randomizer suggested, “Let’s put dancers into it.” In response, she repurposed the sonnets she had been working on into a live theatrical performance featuring many dancers. I think you would benefit from having a Randomizer in your life during the coming weeks. Know anyone who could serve? If not, look for one. Or be your own Randomizer.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): If you so desired, you could travel to Munich, Germany and eat beer-fl avored ice cream. Or you could go to Rehoboth, Delaware and get bacon-fl avored ice cream. If you were in Taiwan, you could enjoy pineapple shrimp ice cream, and if you were in London, you could sample haggis-fl avored ice cream, made from sheep innards. But my advice right now is to stick with old reliables like chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice cream—which are still delicious even if they’re not exotic. What’s my reasoning? In general, the astrological aspects suggest that during the coming weeks, you’re most likely to thrive on trustworthy standbys and experiences you know and trust.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Celebrated novelist Jane Austen (1775–1817) wrote, “Sometimes I have kept my feelings to myself, because I could find no language to describe them in.” People who aren’t as articulate as Austen experience that problem even more often than she did. But the good news, Leo, is that in the coming weeks, you’ll be extra skillful at expressing your feelings and thoughts— even those that in the past have been difficult to put into words. I invite you to take maximum advantage of this grace period. Communicate with hearty poise and gleeful abandon.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Are there sensual
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and erotic acts you’ve never tried and are curious about? Are there experimental approaches on the frontier of your desires that would be intriguing to consider? Might there be lusty experiences you’ve barely imagined or don’t know about—but that could be fun to play with? According to my analysis of the astrological omens, the coming weeks will be a favorable time to explore such possibilities. Be safe and prudent, of course. Don’t be irresponsible or careless. But also be willing to expand your notions of your sexuality.
what’s important, it’s a lot easier to ignore what’s not,” writes author and life coach Marie Forleo. Let’s make her thought the basis of your work and play in the coming weeks. Get vibrantly clear on what is of supreme value to you, which infl uences bring out the best in you, and which people make it easy for you to be yourself. Then compose a second list of trivial situations that are of minor interest, infl uences that make you feel numb, and people who don’t fully appreciate you. Next, Virgo, formulate long-term plans to phase out the things in the second list as you increasingly emphasize your involvement in the pleasures named in the fi rst list.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Aries author Steve Maraboli says, “The best way to love someone is
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I’m a divorced guy in my 40s. I was at a bar with friends and went over to talk with a woman I found really attractive. Though she wasn’t the friendliest, I asked to take her to dinner. She said she’d think about it and then asked for my Instagram. Several days later, I texted her, and she agreed to go out. We’ve since had a few dates, but I’m bothered that she wouldn’t go out with me until she’d scoured my social media. What does that suggest about her? —Offended You don’t expect much from a woman who’s “known” you all of 20 minutes: just blind trust that you’ll do the gentleman thing of opening the passenger-side door for her—as opposed to the psychopathic gentleman thing of stuffing her in your trunk. Of course, the latter could happen if two gay men were dating, but there’s good reason women—more than men— would opt for a “buyer beware” versus a “buyer be guessin’” approach. “Most men fear getting laughed at or humiliated by a romantic prospect while most women fear rape and death,” observes personal security expert Gavin de Becker in “The Gift of Fear.” Even the stringbeaniest man can probably whup the average woman. Men have 15 to 20 times more testosterone than women, explain endocrinology researcher David J. Handelsman, M.D., and his colleagues. Higher “T” is associated with increased “muscle mass and strength” and “bone size and strength.” This means that even the power broads of the female athletic world are ill-prepared for any battle of the sexes. Take women’s tennis rock stars Venus and Serena Williams. In 1998, when they were ranked fifth and 20th respectively, each got trounced by 203rd-ranked male tennis player Karsten Braasch— whose “prep” for these matches was playing a round of golf and throwing back a couple of beers. Beyond physical safety concerns, there’s one half of the species that pees on little plastic sticks after sex to see whether they’re about to make another human being—one which, on average, will cost $233,610 to raise until age 17. (College, grad school, and multiple stints in rehab priced separately.) This difference in male and female reproductive physiology led to the evolution of differences in male and female
sexual psychology—namely in their general level of sexual selectivity. It’s in men’s evolutionary interest to have sex with a slew of women—and the hotter the better, because the features we find beautiful (youth, clear skin, and an hourglass figure) reflect health and fertility. (In a pinch, a woman with a pulse will do.) An ancestral man could cut and run after sex—leaving it to the Miss Neanderbrow he hooked up with to feed and care for any resulting fruit of the womb—and still have a pretty good chance of passing on his genes. In contrast, ancestral women who didn’t just stumble off to do it in the bushes with every Clooneyesque club toter likely left more surviving children to pass on their genes (carrying their psychology of choosiness). Women’s emotions push them to act in their evolutionary best interest. Women fear getting involved with men who will be unwilling and/or unable to pick up the tab if sex leads to, um, the creation of small mammals who will run up big bills at the orthodontist. In other words, it benefits a woman to scope a new man out and decide whether the ideal time to go to dinner with him might be the first Tuesday in never. We’re psychologically unprepared for the “evolutionarily novel” experience of vetting a stranger we meet in a bar, because our psychological operating system is adapted for an ancestral hunter-gatherer world: small, consistent communities of perhaps 25 to 100 people in which “intel” on a person was readily available through the grapevine. What’s a modern, stranger-encountering woman to do? Well, this one apparently hoped to get some clues about you from your social media: probably from the sort of stuff you post, your follows and followers, and how you engage in the comments. What does this woman’s precautionary approach say about her? Well, probably that she isn’t so desperate for a man or a free dinner that she’ll take risks with her safety and go out with any Joe Bar Tab who offers to treat her to a meal. This isn’t to say she’s found a foolproof vetting method. Though social media is a new thing, it’s rife with a well-worn evolved tool: deception— used to defeat the precautionary strategies of the opposite sex. This typically leads not to rape or death but the sinking feeling of being had—when, say, visits from the guy who posted pics of himself “flying private” always coincide with rolls of toilet paper going missing.
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The Importance of Using a Local Lender
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Does it really make a difference if the lender is in Chicago? Local lenders also have personal relationships with Realtors’ escrow officers and those in the local real estate industry. This makes it much easier when a buyer sees a home they love on Sunday afternoon and need that pre-approval letter within the next hour. Personal relationships also equate to accountability. The personal relationships create the real estate team that works closely with one another to ensure a smooth transaction and can troubleshoot potential issues together—again, creating a personalized and smooth transaction that will close on time. Local lenders stick to timelines and understand—dare I say actually know and read—the state’s real estate contracts, law and disclosure laws. I recently had a transaction where the buyer’s lender of choice never actually read the contract. Had they done so, they would have known about the property zoning and type and would not have been scrambling 72 hours before close to make the loan work. In addition, they know and are able to explain, to an underwriter why it is not a requirement to strap water heaters down, like they do in California. Or they can explain to an underwriter why a particular area is not considered a flood hazard… in the high desert. If there is a question about appraised value or even finding an appraiser for a specific property type, the local lender is going to have current and accurate information about current market values and standard appraisal rates. While that company whose name rhymes with Crockett Mortgage may sound amazing and like it is a simple couple of mouse clicks away from final loan approval and closing, it is always best to speak with real estate professionals in the local area for lender recommendations. Wouldn’t it be easier to work with a team of professionals who regularly close transactions together?
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63347 Vogt Road, Bend, OR 97701 3 beds, 2 baths, 1,343 square feet, 0.12 acres lot Built in 2005 $485,000 Listed by Fathom Realty Oregon, LLC
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lender is a lender, and it doesn’t really make a difference if they are local, right? Wrong. The vast majority of real estate professionals and escrow officers will tell you that using a local lender really can be the difference between a smooth transaction and a pothole-riddled transaction that makes the heart rates of everyone involved jump sky high. Buying a home is in itself a stressful process; adding additional stressors can muddy what is supposed to be an exciting life event. There is a reason that Realtors will almost always recommend using a local lender. This isn’t because they are looking to help their friends or keep the economic dollars in the local economy. It is because of experience. The first thing to consider is that local lenders live in the community they serve. They shop at the same grocery stores. Their kids are going to the same schools. They are even experiencing the same weather and traffic situations. They know the area intimately and are well-versed in the local economy, market trends and market values. In fact, it is highly likely they know exactly where and have been by the home they are working to secure a loan on. They aren’t looking on the internet and trying to imagine the area or interpret property zoning and approved uses. Using a local lender allows a buyer to work face to face with them. Sit and have a conversation or go over the loan application together, so questions can be answered right away, and the buyer doesn’t have to deal with the web and the wait of customer service lines and voice-activated computers. Local lenders often join buyers at the signing table to close escrow, making it easier for those last-minute questions about loan documents and closing disclosures.