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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Culture Club

Posted By on Sat, Sep 29, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Celebrate Saturday by attending one of the many cultural events happening in Bend today spanning dance, film, art, literature and music.

The Warm Springs Tribe celebrate their cultural heritage with a Native American Flute performance, dancing and a salmon bake at the Lodge at Suttle Lake. 3:30-7:30pm 13300 Highway 20.

Local celebrities and their professional dance partners compete to take home trophies and awards at Swinging with the Stars the annual Sparrow Club fundraiser. 6pm Bend High School, 230 NE 6th St.

At the Reel Rock Film Festival you can watch Chris Sharma and Adam Ondra as they establish the first 5015c, Conrad Anker ascending the Shark Fin and Tom Randall and Peter Whittaker offwidth climbing Century Crack. The event includes appearances by top climbers and swag giveaways.  8-10pm. Summit High, 2855 NW Clearwater Dr.

Robin Martinez explores how the despair of Diego Rivera’s Russian mistress, Angelina Beloff, leads her to a rediscovery of artistic independence and creative will in the presentation entitled Dear Diego: Letters From Diego Rivera’s Russian Mistress. Free. 2pm. East Bend Public Library, 62080 Dean Swift Rd.

The Source Weekly’s 2012 Fall Fiction and Art Contest Reception recognizes and honors local authors that submitted work to this year’s contest. Come have a beer and some light appetizers and listen to local authors read their work. 7-9pm. Old Liberty Theater, 849 NW Wall St.

The aim of The Save Our Swampy Shelter BBQ is to raise enough funds to give the shelter a much-needed makeover. The Prairie Rockets perform from 3:30-4:30pm. Pine Mountain Sports, 255 SW Century Dr.

Sweet Bonnie Gayle, The Hopeful Heroines and Chris Beland with special guest Marshall McClean perform at Last Saturday at The Old Iron Works. Free. 5pm. 50 SE Scott St.

The Silver Moon Brewery has Franchot Tone with Justin Lavik at 9pm.

At 8pm Beautiful Trainwrecks with the Jake Okenburg Band & Brian Copeland play the Horned Hand.

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Redmond to unveil new public sculpture amid arts fest Saturday

Posted By on Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 11:56 PM

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Redmond officials will cut the ribbon on their latest public art installation a 35-foot-tall sculpture, dubbed Thoughts of Flight, tomorrow as part of the city’s Passport to the Arts Event.

Thoughts is one of fourteen public artworks currently on display in downtown Redmond, six of those pieces, including the latest addition are on loan to the city from artists. The city plans to purchase one of those works after a public vote to select the piece.

That purchase will be funded partially through donations and fundraisers, including Saturday’s event in which residents are encouraged to purchase a $25 passport. Visitors can have their passport stamped as they visit the cities public art works where artists will be on hand to discuss their pieces. At the end of the tour, art fans can redeem their passport for a commemorative ceramic coaster.

The event begins at 10 a.m. with a ribbon cutting for the new sculpture and runs through 4 p.m. with entertainment and vendors in Centennial Park.

Info, 923-7763, or facebook.com/Redmond public art


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Aerial View of Colorado Whitewater Project

Posted By on Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Nicely shot video from BPTA on the upcoming parks bond. Worth looking it just to see the superimposed their CGI take on the Colorado Street improvements, including safe passage for floaters, the whitewater play park and fish “estuary.”

It’s worth nothing that only the safe passage is included in the bond. The in-stream work would be funded privately by BPTA and would have to be permitted by the state.

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Win Tix to TGR's Dream Factory on Saturday

Posted By on Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 5:03 PM

We’ve got two sets of tix to Teton Gravity’s latest ski epic, Dream Factory. Log onto our FB page, tell  us why you should get our tix and share the Post with your friends to qualify. We’ll draw names at 3 p.m. today and email you the ticket code for Saturday night’s show at the Tower.

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Friday Night Break Down.

Posted By on Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 4:14 PM

What do you get when you combine two girls nights out, christian rock, crazy eights, eleven eyes and a brewtal breakdown? A kick-ass Friday night in Bend, that’s what.

Not one but TWO girls night out events are being held this evening benefiting two fabulous local non-profits The Central Oregon Council on Aging and Healthy Beginnings. Both events feature pampering, food, libations and silent auctions so grab some of your favorite females and indulge yourself for a good cause.

Paulina Springs in Redmond hosts The Crazy Eights Author Tour featuring Ruth Tenzer Feldman, Tawna Fenske, Sarahlee Lawrence, Naseem Rakha, Anna Keesey, Ellen Waterston, Karen Spears Zacharias and George Byron Wright. Listen to authors discuss their creative process and then have some nosh and mingle. It’s gonna get key-ray-zee.

Feelin’ funkalicious? Me too. Good thing Eleven Eyes is playing Astro Lounge tonight. Dancing shoes? Check. Funky moves? You know it. Bring five bucks and meet me at 9pm.

Christian rockers Todd Agnew & Jason Gray play the Sound garden. Can I get an A-MEN?! Tickets are $32 at Bendticket.com.

At the Horned hand a fundraiser benefiting our LGBT community features a raffle and music by Wilderness and The Hopeful Heroines from 8-11pm.

The Brewtal Breakdown Festival kicks off tonight and continues through Sunday and it’s FREE! Bring some cash though because this event is raising funds for next year’s Roots Festival. The Ale Apothecary tasting starts at 5:30pm with music by Jim the Prophet and Ellison Army & the Correspondents

 Go on now! Git!

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Source Party This Weekend at Old Liberty Theater

Thanks go to Ninkasi for the keg!

Posted By on Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Beer. Wine. Snacks. Words. Art.

These five fabulous things sum up the party we're throwing this weekend at the Old Liberty Theater in downtown Bend—yes, that rad space next to the Tower. 

Ninkasi is providing a keg of Total Dom. We're providing the wine and snacks. You provide the words and art.

Though this little party is thrown in honor of the participants in our Fall Fiction and Art Contest, this reception is for EVERYONE.

Writers, come and read your short fiction works. Artists, bring a favorite piece to share.

Below is a list of the winners of our contest. Winners, please stop by for special recognition, but we want to see all y'all.

Fall Fiction and Art Contest Reception

7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29

Old Liberty Theater

849 NW Wall St.

Fiction

FIRST PLACE: One Hand Tied Behind My Back, by Dorothy A. Bell

SECOND PLACE: The Ghost, by Jane Lindgren

THIRD PLACE: Quantification, by Craig Eisenbeis

HONORABLE MENTION: Internal Injuries, by Yoko Minoura

HONORABLE MENTION: The Showdown with My Wicked Wife, by Leslie Lim

HONORABLE MENTION: The Dog Sniffer-er, by Anne Sweazy-Kulju

HONORABLE MENTION: Fear of Mermaids

Art

FIRST PLACE: Melissa McPherson

SECOND PLACE: Megan Clark

THIRD PLACE: Caroline Cornell


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County's Top Planner Named to U of O Team

Posted By on Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 10:12 PM

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The University of Oregon has tapped Deschutes County’s top planner to join its public policy management advisory team.

Lelack who overseas all current and long-range planning for the county is the only planning director on the council and the only member from outside of the Willamette Valley.

The council acts as a liaison between the university’s planning and policy research arm and local governments to identify major public planning issues.

On a more personal note, it’s a well-deserved recognition for Lelack who began his Central Oregon planning career in Redmond and has served as the county’s planning director for roughly a half decade. During that time, Lelack has distinguished himself as one of the more thoughtful, open and intelligent members of the county staff. We’re confident he will represent our area well in Eugene, or wherever the advisory council work takes him.

Lelack will continue to maintain his existing planning director duties during his tenure on the policy management team.


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Terrible Buttons at The Horned Hand

Terrible Buttons on stage at The Horned Hand tonight in Bend. Stream some of their music!

Posted By on Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Even though I chose to feature Communist Daughter in last week's issue of the Source... there is another band playing at The Horned Hand tonight along with ComDot that is absolutely worth checking out. 

Spokane based group Terrible Buttons have a solemn orchestral pop sound that includes tinges of happiness and bliss through added horns and xylophone. Check out some of their music below and know that even if you can't get to the Hand tonight in time for ComDot... you're still going to get a great show out of Terrible Buttons.  

By the way... there is a good chance this show will start well ahead of the original 9 p.m. due to the noise ordinance. I'd recommend arriving at 7:30. 


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So Many Ski Movies! This weekend and beyond, go see 'em—they're good!

Lots of kick-ass ski films on the horizon—see this one from TGR at the Tower on Saturday.

Posted By on Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 5:58 PM

TGRThere's no shortage of ski films slated for screenings in Bend. Lucky!

On Saturday, TGR's 2012 release The Dream Factory is showing at the Tower (8pm, $12). The welcome-to-winter film highlights Alaska and its pioneers—old and new—from old-skooler Doug Coombs to new stompers like Seth Morrison. It's from TGR, so it's going to be awesome. Watch the trailer below if you don't believe me.

Unfortunately, TGR's dumbass website person listed Bend as a city in Idaho. So, don't be thrown off, or whatever. The film IS being shown at 8PM, SATURDAY at the TOWER. 

Okay. We've also got The Ordinary Skier showing at BendFilm, which starts Oct. 11.

Finally, the new Warren Miller movie, Flow State, is screening in Bend on Oct. 21 and Oct. 22. AND! Each $20 ticket includes a FREE LIFT TICKET TO MT. BACHELOR. We have some of these and we will give two away next week, so stay tuned.

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Wilco at Britt Fest in Jacksonville

Photos of Wilco in Jacksonville OR. (from the Nels Cline side of the stage)

Posted By on Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 3:40 AM

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Election Update: Candidate Forums

Posted By on Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.  ~George Jean Nathan

Gain the insight you need to make thoughtful choices this November by attending one or more of the election events and candidate forums scheduled this week.

This evening the Oregon League of Conservation Voters hosts Pints and Politics with Deschutes County Commissioner Alan Unger. Unger is running for re-election against current City Council member Tom Greene. 7-9pm The Wine Shop and Tasting Bar, 55 NW Minnesota Ave.

A forum for Bend City Council Positions 1 and 3 will be held Thursday, September 27. The candidates for Position 1 are Victor Chudowsky, Wade Fagen and Barb Campbell. Position 3 candidates are Kathie Eckman, Ron Boozel and Sally Russell. 5:15 Bend City Hall, 710 NW Wall St.

Tuesday, October 2nd the Bend Public Library hosts State Senate District 27 candidates Geri Hauser (D) and Tim Knopp (R) and State Rep. District 54 incumbent Jason Conger (R) and challenger Nathan Hovecamp (D). 5:15pm Bend Public Library, 601 NW Wall St.

A forum for Bend City Council Positions 2 and 4 will be held Thursday October 4th. Candidates for Position 2 include Douglas Knight, Edward McCoy, Edward Barbeau and Charles Baer. Position 4 candidates are Jim Clinton and Mike Roberts. 5:15pm Bend City Hall, 710 NW Wall St.

Thursday, October 4th from 11-1 Don Horton, Executive Director of the Bend Parks and Rec. District will be speaking about the proposed bond measure 9-86. 11:00am, Boston’s Restaurant, 61276 3rd St.



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Forest Service To Close Tumalo Falls Area Immediately: Agency says city needs room to stage its surface water project

A controversial city water project west of Bend will result in the immediate six-month closure of the Tumalo Falls Day Use Are

Posted By on Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 12:25 AM

A controversial city water project west of Bend will result in the immediate eight-month closure of the Tumalo Falls Day Use Are beginning tomorrow, according to a joint news release sent just today from the city of Bend and the Forest Service.

Several popular hiking and biking trails in the area, including the portions of the North Fork and South Fork Tumalo trails, will be closed.

Officials said it was necessary to immediately close the popular recreational corridor to allow the city to begin staging construction equipment for the planned surface water improvement project that is designed to replace roughly 10 miles of aging pipe.

It is not clear how long the city and Forest Service knew they would need to close the highly trafficked area, but Forest Service spokesman Jean Nelson Dean said she had “just found out” about the closure.

“It’s certainly not fun to be closing a popular location like that,” Nelson-Dean said.

Nelson-Dean added that she wasn’t sure how long her staff may have known of the shutdown, but said some of the details around the project were finalized just last week after the agency rejected an appeal from a local land use watchdog, Central Oregon LandWatch.

Nelson-Dean said the deadlines are being driven by the city, which wants to get as much work done as possible while water flows are low in the creek. The city plans to begin work on laying the pipe in early October.

“We obviously like to give people a lot of notification,” she said, of the notoriously analytical federal agency.

“The city does have a need to get out there and take advantage. Once the appeal was basically resolved and they move forward, they wanted to get on it as quickly as possible.”

City spokesman Justin Finestone said he didn’t know how long the city had been aware of the necessity to close Tumalo Falls and referred questions to the city’s engineer Tom Hickman.

Hickman could not be reached for immediate comment.

While the work is expected to stretch into May, Nelson-Dean said they hope to have Tumalo Falls and the other trail section open for next summer.

In the meantime, she said, there is a chance the agency may temporarily open some of the area if weather forces a work stoppage.

Weather may not be the only obstacle, LandWatch may yet seek an injunction against the city to stop construction of the project that it and other opponents have decried as unnecessary and wasteful.

Those critics would prefer that the city move to a groundwater only system using existing and future well capacity, or explore other alternatives to the 10-mile pipe option. Other alternatives, they say, would have both long-term economic and environmental benefits.


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