Mar
2
to Jun 23

The Beauty of Wild Things

The work of April Coppini, a Portland-based artist known for her large, gestural renderings of animals, will debut on Saturday, March 2 at the High Desert Museum in the new exhibition The Beauty of Wild Things: Charcoal Drawings by April Coppini.

Coppini is renowned for her ability to breathe life into depictions of the Pacific Northwest’s wild inhabitants, capturing them in a way that’s both arresting and authentic to the moment. Working from photographs, Coppini draws the immediacy of something about to happen and animal behavior that is true to life.

“She wants you to experience the same sense of wonder you have when you happen upon animals in the wild,” said Andries Fourie, Museum curator of art and community engagement. “With the trumpeter swans, you can almost hear the cackling sound. With the foxes, you can feel the buzz of motion right before something momentous.”

https://highdesertmuseum.org/wild-things/

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May
1
to Oct 9

Bend Farmers Market Celebrates Over 20 Years!

The mission of the Bend Farmers Market is to create and sustain a centralized market that provides fresh local produce and farm products to the Central Oregon community, providing a viable market for local farmers, and enhancing the business, nutritional, and community health of Central Oregon.

New local vendors including sustainable vegetable growers, pastured meat ranchers, pie bakers, wildcrafters, mushroom cultivators and more. This 24-week market runs every Wednesday, rain or shine, smoke or hail, from 2pm to 6pm in Downtown Bend from May 1st to October 9th.

http://www.bendfarmersmarket.com/

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May
27
to Sep 2

Raptors of the Desert Sky

High Desert Museum

Watch as hawks, owls, falcons and even a turkey vulture fly, quite literally, right overhead. Listen to the stories of these birds as a Museum curator narrates the action and introduces the hunting strategies and natural behaviors of these spectacular birds of prey. Purchase tickets at Admissions no later than 11:00 am. Must be at the gate by 11:15 am.

Members, children and seniors $3, Non-members $5, plus admission. Children ages 2 and younger are free. https://www.highdesertmuseum.org/raptors-of-the-desert-sky/

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Jun
10
to Jun 20

Preserving Baby Food public workshop offered by OSU Extension

Oregon State University Extension Service office at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond.

Learn several methods of safe home food preservation including freezing, canning and drying foods for the beginning solid food eater. Two sessions will be on Thursday, June 20, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM or 5:30 to 8:30 PM. Register in advance by calling the OSU Extension Service office in Redmond, 541-548-6088 by Tuesday, June 18.  The class size is limited.


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Jun
22
5:00 PM17:00

Wonderful Wizard Of Oz presented by students of Academie de Ballet Classique

Venue: The Tower Theatre

Event Description: This familiar story presented by the students of Academie de Ballet Classique twists its way through witch’s castles, poppy fields to the magnificent Emerald City. Choose from two shows at the Tower Theatre in Bend, Oregon, June 22nd at 5:00 pm and June 23rd at 1:00pm. Don’t miss your chance to travel Over the Rainbow and share the experience with your family and friends.

http://bit.ly/ABCTowerTheatre

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Jun
27
to Jun 30

Fremont National Recreation Trail Work

Enjoy views for miles on this trail maintenance project near Morgan Butte on the Fremont National Recreation Trail and Oregon Desert Trail (ODT). Volunteers will rehabilitate trail tread, remove obstacles, install drainage structures and brush the trail corridor. No previous trail building experience is needed to attend this trip; ONDA will provide all instruction and necessary tools to do the job. https://onda.org/event/fremont-national-recreation-trail-work/

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Jul
6
10:00 AM10:00

Kids in the Garden

Northwest Crossing Community Garden

The Central Oregon chapter of OSU Master Gardeners™ presents Kids in the Garden. Meet the Master Gardeners disguised as popular pollinators to have your questions answered! Learn the parts of a pollinator and then build one! Paint a ladybug or the eyes of a hoverfly! . Have some fun finding out more about pollinators and what all the buzz is about. For ages 3 years and older. Parents or guardian should accompany small children for this class. Class will be held outdoors in the garden, so please dress for the weather.

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Jul
26
10:00 AM10:00

Newberry Event Charity Music Festival to Defeat MS

Venue: DiamondStone Guest Lodge

Event Description: Tal Wilkenfeld Headlines 7th Newberry Event Charity Music Festival in Central Oregon
Central Oregon’s 7th Annual Newberry Event Music and Arts Festival to Defeat MS is a 3-day outdoor summer multi-genre music festival well-known as a good time for a good cause. July 26-28, 2019, the 501c3 charity benefits the Oregon National Multiple Sclerosis Society. 

Tickets: http://www.newberryevent.com/tickets/

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Sep
28
8:00 AM08:00

Great Harvest Challenge Obstacle Race

Venue: The DD Ranch

Event Description: The Good Thought Good Action Foundation proudly presents The Great Harvest Challenge Obstacle Race. This 3+mile multi-obstacle course will challenge participants in strength, agility and mental fitness. All proceeds benefit the Good Thought Good Action Foundation, who provides training and college scholarships to non-traditional sports athletes.

http://runsignup.com/Race/OR/Terrebonne/GreatHarvestObstacleChallenge

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Jun
18
11:15 AM11:15

‘ALL’ INCLUDES US. Expanding Healthcare for Transgender Central Oregonians

Where: Riverhouse on the Deschutes Convention Center

Despite the challenges of creating inclusive spaces in a largely hegemonic culture, Central Oregon healthcare organizations are finding success with collaborative approaches that draw on the strengths of integrated care models and the expertise of impacted community members.

Hear from local healthcare providers, educators, and advocates about how health systems serving the rural reaches of Central Oregon are drawing on local expertise to create meaningful systemic change for transgender individuals.

Cost: $25 members / $45 non-members. Plated lunch is included. To register, please visit www.cityclubco.org or call 541-633-7163.  Registration closes at noon on Thursday, June 13.



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Jun
17
3:30 PM15:30

Strawberry Moon Rock Climbing

Smith Rock State Park - Welcome Center, 10087 NE Crooked River Drive, Terrebonne
Get out and celebrate the full moon in June, called the Strawberry moon with Chockstone Climbing Guides. This is a group climbing session at Smith Rock State Park. We will climb until dusk and then enjoy Strawberry Shortcake at the overlook. Reservation and experience required. 541-318-7170

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Jun
17
10:00 AM10:00

Office Hours with Christopher Boucher

Downtown Bend Public Library , 601 NW Wall St.,

Get one on one coaching with Writer in Residence Christopher Boucher. Boucher serves as part of the OSU-Cascades Low Residency Creative Writing MFA faculty. Participants will spend 30 minutes reviewing a previously submitted work sample. Sign ups are required. Reserve a spot by calling 541-312-1032 or emailing lizg@deschuteslibrary.org

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Jun
16
4:30 PM16:30

2nd Annual Sanchovore On-Farm Father's Day Dinner at Anker Farm

Venue: Anger Farm 61900 Anker Lane, Bend, OR 97702

Event Description: celebrate Father’s Day with a righteous “fiesta de father,” “party de padre” and good time for all. This is “nacho” ordinary Father’s Day gift, but an experience your pop will remember for a lifetime! In the Central Oregon Locavore style, all will savor and enjoy this event knowing that the atmosphere and good eats have been created with sustainable practices and carefully sourced ingredients. Proceeds from this gathering benefit Central Oregon Locavore.

Tickets at $65/members or $75/non-members are available through centraloregonlocavore.orgor in the Locavore Marketplace at 1841 NE 3rd Street, Bend.

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Jun
15
9:00 AM09:00

Let's Pull Together!

Old Mill District

Let’s Pull Together is the 16th annual noxious weed eradication event consisting of partnerships and incredible volunteers all joining together for good times and clean city living. Helping control noxious weeds is something every weekend gardener and concerned citizen young and old can do to become involved. 541-312-0131

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Jun
14
to Jun 15

Central Oregon Volcanoes Spring 2019 Crooked River Caldera

Venue: UO Bend Center, 80 NE Bend River Mall Dr, Bend, OR

Event Description: UO Continuing and Professional Education, along with UO's Department of Earth Sciences, presents the Spring 2019 Geology of Central Oregon course, Central Oregon Volcanoes: Crooked River Caldera. This is a continuation of the lecture plus field trip series taught by Dr. Daniele McKay. This two-day course consists of a lecture on Friday evening from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the UO Bend Center, with an all-day field trip on Saturday. Learn about volcanic hotspots, flood basalts, and large caldera eruptions. 

https://continue.uoregon.edu/geology/

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Jun
14
8:30 AM08:30

Desert Naturalist Hike Series: Ancient Junipers on Horse Ridge Trail

Horse Ridge, 63095 Arnold Market Rd , bend

Join educator, scholar and author Rick Miller on a hike across Horse Ridge and its ancient woodlands. Hikers will have the opportunity to take in stunning views, identify some very old junipers and walk through an old burn site developing new growth. With extensive knowledge of the ecology and management of pinyon and juniper woodlands, Rick will give participants a lunchtime presentation on 20,000 years of woodland expansion and contraction across eastern Oregon and the Intermountain West.

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