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Award-Winning Journalist Comes to Bend

Award-Winning Journalist Comes to Bend

Lulu Garcia-Navarro aims to share how the U.S. is viewed by other countries and cultures
Central Oregon Community College's Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program brings a variety of speakers to the Central Oregon community, all with diverse perspectives and expertise.Up next in the series is journalist Lulu Garcia-Navarro, who will present "America—A Global Perspective."

A Visit from a Prankster

Ken Babbs makes a visit to Worthy Brewing—which contains its own relics of hippie days gone by
If you ask Ken Babbs what he's up to these days, he'll tell you his life largely revolves around the rearing of a new Golden Labrador puppy, named Mabel. If you've ever raised—or have even been around—a lab puppy, you know why she's taking up so much of his free time.

Bike-Minded Individuals

Don and Karla Hamon travel the country on two wheels, advocating for cruelty-free food systems, and living without regrets
When Karla Schultz first met Don Hamon in 2013, she had no idea that her life was about to take two major turns. First, she never envisioned herself on the back of a motorcycle—let alone traveling 81,000 miles over the course of five summers.

Enter the Splatter Zone

Front-row "victims" get a free t-shirt for the splaying blood in "Evil Dead, the Musical"
It's ti-ime! That's right, Ash is back to slay some zombies in "Evil Dead, the Musical," the Stage Right production opening Thursday at the Cascades Theatrical Company.

Getting Feet on the Street

Aimed at an increase in downtown foot traffic, Redmond's First Fridays are officially underway
Redmond's very own First Fridays are officially underway, with many shops in the heart of downtown extending their hours and offering up fun treats and discounts for locals and visitors alike on the first Friday of each month, from June through December. Although the event is still new (Redmond is currently gearing up for its 6th First Friday ever, the first having occurred in June), it seems to be catching on.

Companies On The Rise

Local companies Riff Cold Brewed and Meli Wraps reach the finalist stage at the Bend Venture Conference
The Bend Venture Conference showcases the what's what and the who's who of business happening in the region. This year's conference—the largest "angel" conference in the Northwest—takes place on Oct. 17 and 18 and is featuring two companies from Bend that have made it to the finals of the Impact Stage.

Source Poetry Contest 2019!

Get ready you bards, balladeers, wordsmiths and minstrels: This year there are cash prizes!
Get ready all you bards, balladeers, minstrels and lovers of the written word... the Source Poetry Contest is upon us! Now's the time to get your poems ready and to submit them by Nov. 1., 2019 at 4pm, at the Source Weekly, or submitted via email.

If You Play It, They Will Sing

KPOV brings back popular Beatles Singalong
OK, Central Oregonians of all ages, warm up those vocal chords, put on those dancing shoes and get stoked to "Twist and Shout." Following a two-year hiatus, the popular Beatles Singalong is back.

Eighth Season of Author! Author! Literary Series Features Scholastic Masterminds

Michael Pollan, Susan Orlean and Barry Lopez headed to Bend
During the first three months of 2020, the Deschutes Public Library Foundation’s Author! Author!

Last Stand in the Sand

Volleyball courts' last hurrah includes a party and informal tournament
For some, they've been the site of many a family pick-up game. For others, they're a spring and summertime training ground.

A Nation of Neighbors

Welcoming Week includes events aimed at fostering inclusion among immigrants, refugees and other community members
Over two years ago, the Bend City Council signed a unanimous resolution declaring Bend a Welcoming City—becoming one of about 150 communities in the U.S. to join the network aimed at fostering inclusion and understanding among immigrants and refugees and the wider community. Welcoming Week, which takes place this week, include events such as a kick-off party, trainings, a celebration of the passage of HB2015—which made driver's licenses available to all Oregonians, regardless of immigration status—and Latino Fest, a day-long celebration featuring food, music and dance, held in Madras Saturday.


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Up Close With Golden Eagles

Up Close With Golden Eagles - The Environmental Center

Thu., Nov. 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT - America: A Global Perspective

SOLD OUT - America: A Global Perspective - Tower Theatre - Bend

Mon., Nov. 18, 7-8:30 p.m.
Science Club

Science Club - The Belfry

Tue., Nov. 19, 6-9 p.m.
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