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Central Oregon Groups for Women

Central Oregon Groups for Women

Get inspired and find your tribe with these meetups and organizations
After a continually uncertain year, finding some peace and belonging is more important than ever. In honor of Women's History Month and our annual women's issue, we looked to our own Central Oregon community of women for inspiration.

Cutting the Clutter, with Joy

Oregon's first KonMari consultant is based in Central Oregon, offering clients the chance to be more intentional about their homes and lives
Melissa Jean, of Tidy + Flourish, is the first certified KonMari Consultant in Oregon. She coaches people through the KonMari Method™ to tidy their home and live their ideal life with intention and gratitude.

Announcing the 2021 Central Oregon Pet Palooza!

Submit your pet photos to the 2021 Pet Palooza by 3/7
Is your pet the cutest? Is your pandemic kitten the best idea you ever had?

Couch Country

Experience the thrill from your sofa with these lesser-known outdoor films and videos
Do you need a recovery day from your extreme winter sports habits [err addictions]? Are you exhausted from playing chicken with reckless drivers on the icy slip-n-slide that constitutes Cascade Lakes Highway this time of year?

Right on Time

A new column offering practical advice and mental health guidance for tackling our daily lives
Editor's note: Burt Gershater is a new columnist for the Source Weekly who is springboarding from his column in Arizona to doing one for readers in Central Oregon. To kick things off, I asked him to answer a few questions.

Nominate Central Oregon's Women of the Year!

Name your picks for 2021's Woman of the Year, Young Hero and Community Hero Feb. 5-15
Vote for Central Oregon women to be honored in the Source Weekly's Women of the Year awards!

Zombies Attack Bend! ▶ [With Video]

A new virtual reality arena opens on Bend's east side
It's my first time at Zero Latency, the virtual reality arena that recently opened on Third Street in Bend. I'm terrible at first, but over the course of the first 15-minute game in the arena, I get better at knowing where the zombies—my height and making creepy noises all the while—are coming from.

Keeping the Cartwheels Coming

A rally to keep Central Oregon Gymnastics Academy from being a COVID casualty
There aren't many businesses that are immune to COVID-19's impact. For some businesses, changes aren't easily made.

'Ellipse' Sets Course for a New Age of Theatre

New entity to provide support for the performing arts
A new company is seeking to support the theatre community as it faces a new performance paradigm. "It started with 'Songs for a New World,'" Ellipse Theatre Community Co-founder Angelina Anello-Dennee says about the genesis of the company.

An Ode to Central Oregon

"Placed" book offers insights and inspiration about the phenomena of this part of the world
For those looking for a way to get up to speed on Central Oregon's places and happenings—and on the creatives who inhabit these lands, "PLACED: An Encyclopedia of Central Oregon, Vol.

In a Tough Year, Some Cold Hard Cash for Area Nonprofits

Central Oregon Gives helps raise over $675K for good causes
It was a little idea that grew into a big win for area nonprofits: Rather than having each nonprofit go it alone and raise their end-of-year funds through their own channels, why not offer a one-stop-shop for those nonprofits to gain more visibility? The idea for Central Oregon Gives, conceived in 2019, was the brainchild of What If We Could Founder Rys Fairbrother and Source Weekly Publisher Aaron Switzer.


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