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  • Jul 22
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    10:00 AM - Monday - Meyer Classroom

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Jul 22
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    10:00 AM - Monday - Hutchinson Room

    Join other writers and Writer's Collective of Central Oregon for quiet writing time at the Library.

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  • Jul 22
    Redmond: Thrilling Mysteries Book Club

    11:30 AM - Monday - Multi-Purpose Room

    We will be reading Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. Bring your lunch, and feed your mind at this thought-provoking and fun book club. Each month we will discuss a different Thrilling Mystery.

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  • Jul 22
    Redmond: Thrive Social Services

    1:00 PM - Monday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Jul 23
    Redmond: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    10:00 AM - Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time.

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  • Jul 23
    Tuesdays in Space at the Tower Theatre: WALL-E

    11:00 AM - Tuesday - Tower Theatre

    Screen WALL-E as part of Summer Reading.

    WALL-E spends his days doing what he was programmed to do: cleaning up the planet. But after 700 years of loneliness WALL-E spots EVE, a sleek probe sent back to Earth on a scanning mission. Smitten WALL-E embarks on his greatest adventure yet when he follows EVE across the galaxy.

    Thanks to generous sponsorships from Roundabout Books and the Tower Theatre Foundation, all movie screenings are free and open to space enthusiasts of all ages. Concessions available for sale and tours of the theatre will be offered after each movie.

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  • Jul 23
    La Pine: Friends of the Library meeting

    1:00 PM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    Join the Friends at their monthly planning meeting

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  • Jul 23
    Downtown Bend: Writers Working - Writing & Love Affairs

    5:30 PM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    Explore beginning your writing with courage and curiosity with Dr. Emily Carr.

    “To write is to encounter a love affair. To begin is to admit an infatuation, a longing, a love… The middle is about the despair of ending, the fear that love will go unrequited. The ending says I might have loved you once, but things have changed between us; things are different now. The ending says it’s not you, it’s me.” ~ Jenny Boully

    Jenny Boully likens writing to a love affair, often the one-sided kind. She sees the beginning as the moment of falling in love: commitment, obsession, spontaneity, risk, the thrill of matchmaking. In this mixed-genre workshop, we will examine, experience, and experiment with a variety of ways to begin (anything). Together, we will write, read, reflect upon, and live a series of beginnings. Together, we will increase our curiosity (and decrease our fear) of beginning.

    Emily Carr says she "writes murder mysteries that turn into love poems that are sometimes (by her McSweeney's editors, for example) called divorce poems." She has lived all over the world and is the author of several collections and chapbooks of poems. After she got an MFA in poetry from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, she took a doctorate in ecopoetics at the University of Calgary. These days, she's the program director of the low-residency MFA in creative writing at Oregon State University-Cascades. Her newest book, Whosoever Has Let a Minotaur Enter Them, Or a Sonnet—, is available from McSweeney's. It inspired a beer of the same name, now available at the Ale Apothecary. You can find her online at www.ifshedrawsadoor.com/ and as ifshedrawsadoor on Instagram.

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  • Jul 23
    Redmond: Community Problem Solving Workshop

    6:30 PM - Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room * Registration Required

    Come join other community members to learn and practice a unique problem solving and discussion technique developed by libraries and colleges in Skagit County, WA.

    The purpose of "Community Problem Solving / Design Clinic" is to respectfully engage the collective wisdom of the group around a particular challenge of a member, in order for everyone to learn. Learning is more robust when participants have a wide variety of skill-sets, community roles, and life experiences.

    Participants and facilitators are responsible for protecting the learning space, honoring all voices, and enabling effective note-taking. Participants should strive to be concise and follow the format respectfully.

    A design clinic begins with the presenter sharing a simple, single question related to an authentic challenge in their work. The question should relate to a particular organizational and/or geographic context.

    Format:

    Question: Presenter shares a single question related to a challenge in their ongoing/upcoming work, with brief context/background to provide a frame. (~2 mins)

    Clarifying Questions: Group asks questions to get a better understanding of the context; presenter shares more context. Note: group members should refrain from offering advice at this stage. Note: At the end of this step, the facilitator asks if the presenter wants to clarify anything else. (~8-10 mins)

    This Makes Me Think of...: Group members share experiences and stories that this question makes them think about, related to work or broader life experiences. Note: presenter listens quietly during this time. (~8-10 mins)

    You Might Try...: Group members provide suggestions about wise next steps to move the work forward. Note: presenter is still listening quietly. (~8-10 mins)

    What Struck Me…: Presenter shares briefly about the most notable, interesting, and/or useful aspects of the discussion. (~2 mins)

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  • Jul 24
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Meyer Classroom

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org

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  • Jul 24
    Redmond: Solar Viewing

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Redmond Library Park

    Get an unbelievable, and safe view, of the Sun.

    Look for sunspots as big as Earth and giant loops of gas called prominences using telescopes provided by Oregon Observatory at Sunriver. Observatory staff will gladly explain what you are looking at, and for.


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  • Jul 24
    Downtown Bend: Lawyer in the Library

    5:15 PM - Wednesday - Second Floor * Registration Required

    Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers.

    Advance registration for appointments opens at 10 a.m., 13 days prior to the date. Advance registration does not guarantee the time of appointment, which run every half hour from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    All registrants must arrive by 5:15 p.m. to secure their spot and receive their appointment time, which can be any time between 5:30 and 7 p.m. If you are not here by 5:15 p.m., your appointment will be forfeited.

    If any walk-in spots are available they will be awarded by lottery at 5:15 p.m.

    Spanish interpreters are available with advance notice. Request when registering or call: 541-617-7057.

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    Consultas gratis de 30 minutos con abogados locales. Interpretación en español estará disponible con aviso por adelantado. Indique si necesita un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-617-7057.

    Registración por adelantado para citas se abre a las 10 a.m., 13 días antes de la fecha. La registración por adelantado no garantiza el horario de la cita. Las citas se realizan cada media hora de 5:30 a 7:30 p.m.

    Todos los solicitantes deben llegar a las 5:15 p.m. para asegurar su lugar y recibir su horario de cita, que puede ser entre las 5:30 y las 7 p.m. Si no está aquí a las 5:15 p.m., perderá su cita.

    Si hay cupos disponibles para personas sin cita, se entregarán por sorteo a las 5:15 p.m.

    *ls*

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  • Jul 24
    Sisters: The Library Book Club

    5:30 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Discuss "French Exit" by Patrick deWitt.

    From bestselling author Patrick deWitt, a brilliant and darkly comic novel about a wealthy widow and her adult son who flee New York for Paris in the wake of scandal and financial disintegration. Frances Price - tart widow, possessive mother, and Upper East Side force of nature - is in dire straits, beset by scandal and impending bankruptcy. Her adult son Malcolm is no help, mired in a permanent state of arrested development. And then there's the Price's aging cat, Small Frank, who Frances believes houses the spirit of her late husband, an infamously immoral litigator and world-class cad whose gruesome tabloid death rendered Frances and Malcolm social outcasts. Putting penury and pariahdom behind them, the family decides to cut their losses and head for the exit. One ocean voyage later, the curious trio land in their beloved Paris, the City of Light serving as a backdrop not for love or romance, but self destruction and economical ruin - to riotous effect.

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  • Jul 25
    East Bend Thrive Social Services

    11:00 AM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultation to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Jul 25
    Redmond: Thrive Social Services

    1:00 PM - Thursday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Jul 26
    La Pine: Thrive Social Services

    10:00 AM - Friday - Meeting Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Jul 26
    Sisters: The Beginning and End of the Universe

    12:00 PM - Friday - Meeting Room

    What is the universe? How did it begin? How will it end?

    In this talk, Dr. Wendi Wampler will introduce Big Bang Theory, the prevailing cosmological model describing the beginning and evolution of the observable universe. She will describe the timeline of events that occurred in the earliest moments, along with the evidence we have to support our models. Finally, Dr. Wampler will outline the possible fates of our universe along with their implications.

    Dr. Wendi Wampler is an Assistant Professor of Physics and Engineering at Central Oregon Community College. She graduated from Purdue with a degree in chemical engineering in 2004. Dr. Wampler returned to Purdue to get her bachelors and then doctorate in physics, with a focus in both astrophysics and physics education in 2013. Since then, she has been teaching algebra and calculus-based physics courses at the community college level, where she enjoys the instructional freedom, small class sizes, and working with non-traditional students.

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  • Jul 26
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    2:00 PM - Friday - Meyer Classroom

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Jul 26
    Redmond: Coding Workshop: Beyond Block-Based Coding with Python

    2:00 PM - Friday - Multi-Purpose Room * Registration Required

    Learn the basics of text-based coding by controlling turtles with the Python programming language.

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  • Jul 27
    Redmond: Adult Coloring Club

    10:00 AM - Saturday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Relax your mind and get cozy coloring with other adults. The library will provide coffee and coloring supplies.

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  • Jul 29
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    10:00 AM - Monday - Meyer Classroom

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Jul 29
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    10:00 AM - Monday - Brooks Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time.

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  • Jul 29
    Redmond: Thrive Social Services

    1:00 PM - Monday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Jul 30
    Redmond: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    10:00 AM - Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time.

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  • Jul 31
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Meyer Classroom

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org

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  • Jul 31
    Downtown Bend: Lawyer in the Library

    5:15 PM - Wednesday - Second Floor * Registration Required

    Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers.

    Advance registration for appointments opens at 10 a.m., 13 days prior to the date. Advance registration does not guarantee the time of appointment, which run every half hour from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    All registrants must arrive by 5:15 p.m. to secure their spot and receive their appointment time, which can be any time between 5:30 and 7 p.m. If you are not here by 5:15 p.m., your appointment will be forfeited.

    If any walk-in spots are available they will be awarded by lottery at 5:15 p.m.

    Spanish interpreters are available with advance notice. Request when registering or call: 541-617-7057.

    ------

    Consultas gratis de 30 minutos con abogados locales. Interpretación en español estará disponible con aviso por adelantado. Indique si necesita un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-617-7057.

    Registración por adelantado para citas se abre a las 10 a.m., 13 días antes de la fecha. La registración por adelantado no garantiza el horario de la cita. Las citas se realizan cada media hora de 5:30 a 7:30 p.m.

    Todos los solicitantes deben llegar a las 5:15 p.m. para asegurar su lugar y recibir su horario de cita, que puede ser entre las 5:30 y las 7 p.m. Si no está aquí a las 5:15 p.m., perderá su cita.

    Si hay cupos disponibles para personas sin cita, se entregarán por sorteo a las 5:15 p.m.

    *ls*

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  • Aug 1
    East Bend: Thrive Social Services

    11:00 AM - Thursday - Lobby

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org

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  • Aug 1
    Redmond: Thrive Social Services

    1:00 PM - Thursday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Aug 2
    La Pine: Thrive Social Services

    10:00 AM - Friday - Meeting Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Aug 2
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    2:00 PM - Friday - Meyer Classroom

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Aug 5
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    10:00 AM - Monday - Meyer Classroom

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Aug 5
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    10:00 AM - Monday - Brooks Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time.

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  • Aug 5
    Redmond: Thrive Social Services

    1:00 PM - Monday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Aug 6
    Redmond: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    10:00 AM - Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time.

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  • Aug 6
    Sisters: Know Pressure - Handmade Cards

    12:00 PM - Tuesday - Meeting Room * Registration Required

    Use stamping, embossing, and other types of pressure to create one of a kind cards.

    Join us for a fun session of making handmade greeting cards! Samples will provide ideas for "Happy Birthday," "Thank You," or "Thinking of You" cards. Or, create your own unique greeting message. You'll use handheld paper punches, stamps, stickers, flowers, and other decorations to make beautiful embellishments for your cards. At the end of the workshop, you'll receive two envelopes, so you can mail your cards to family or friends.
    Alma has been making handmade cards for over 10 years. She once made the mistake of gifting a bride-to-be a set of five handmade cards as part of a shower gift. The bride-to-be loved them so much, she asked Alma to create over 50 unique handmade cards for the wedding. Now, Alma creates handmade cards for special occasions, tailoring each card to the specific color and style preferences of the sender.


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  • Aug 6
    Downtown Bend: Know Pressure - Latin American Harpist Nicolas Carter

    6:00 PM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    Latin American harpist Nicolas Carter plays.

    Nicolas Carter is a talented and versatile International harpist, born in Minnesota and raised in Paraguay where he learned to play the Paraguayan harp.

    Carter creates unique performances blending his musicianship with his skills as a theatre artist/storyteller. His authentic, warm and friendly interaction creates an intimate experience bringing inspiration, motivation and joy. Carter has been composing, recording, teaching and performing for over 25 years and has played all over United States, Latin America, Europe and Israel.
    Come and relax, renew, refresh with nurturing soul music and touching stories of Latin America culture.

    For information and videos check: www.nicolascarter.com

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  • Aug 7
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Meyer Classroom

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org

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  • Aug 7
    Sunriver: Know Pressure - Handmade Cards

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room * Registration Required

    Use stamping, embossing, and other types of pressure to create one of a kind cards.

    Join us for a fun session of making handmade greeting cards! Samples will provide ideas for "Happy Birthday," "Thank You," or "Thinking of You" cards. Or, create your own unique greeting message. You'll use handheld paper punches, stamps, stickers, flowers, and other decorations to make beautiful embellishments for your cards. At the end of the workshop, you'll receive two envelopes, so you can mail your cards to family or friends.
    Alma has been making handmade cards for over 10 years. She once made the mistake of gifting a bride-to-be a set of five handmade cards as part of a shower gift. The bride-to-be loved them so much, she asked Alma to create over 50 unique handmade cards for the wedding. Now, Alma creates handmade cards for special occasions, tailoring each card to the specific color and style preferences of the sender.


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  • Aug 7
    Downtown Bend: Lawyer in the Library

    5:15 PM - Wednesday - Second Floor * Registration Required

    Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers.

    Advance registration for appointments opens at 10 a.m., 13 days prior to the date. Advance registration does not guarantee the time of appointment, which run every half hour from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    All registrants must arrive by 5:15 p.m. to secure their spot and receive their appointment time, which can be any time between 5:30 and 7 p.m. If you are not here by 5:15 p.m., your appointment will be forfeited.

    If any walk-in spots are available they will be awarded by lottery at 5:15 p.m.

    Spanish interpreters are available with advance notice. Request when registering or call: 541-617-7057.

    ------

    Consultas gratis de 30 minutos con abogados locales. Interpretación en español estará disponible con aviso por adelantado. Indique si necesita un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-617-7057.

    Registración por adelantado para citas se abre a las 10 a.m., 13 días antes de la fecha. La registración por adelantado no garantiza el horario de la cita. Las citas se realizan cada media hora de 5:30 a 7:30 p.m.

    Todos los solicitantes deben llegar a las 5:15 p.m. para asegurar su lugar y recibir su horario de cita, que puede ser entre las 5:30 y las 7 p.m. Si no está aquí a las 5:15 p.m., perderá su cita.

    Si hay cupos disponibles para personas sin cita, se entregarán por sorteo a las 5:15 p.m.

    *ls*

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  • Aug 8
    East Bend: Thrive Social Services

    11:00 AM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultation to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org

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  • Aug 8
    Downtown Bend: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Brooks Room

    Discuss "Washington Black" by Esi Edugyan.

    Washington Black is an eleven-year-old field slave who knows no other life than the Barbados sugar plantation where he was born. When his master's eccentric brother chooses him to be his manservant, Wash is terrified of the cruelties he is certain await him. But Christopher Wilde, or "Titch," is a naturalist, explorer, scientist, inventor, and abolitionist. He initiates Wash into a world where a flying machine can carry a man across the sky; where two people, separated by an impossible divide, might begin to see each other as human; and where a boy born in chains can embrace a life of dignity and meaning. But when a man is killed and a bounty is placed on Wash's head, Titch abandons everything to save him. What follows is their flight along the eastern coast of America, and, finally, to a remote outpost in the Arctic, where Wash, left on his own, must invent another new life.

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  • Aug 8
    Redmond: The Library Bookclub

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Bring your lunch, and feed your mind at this thought-provoking and fun book club. This month we are reading "Good Omens" by Neil Gaiman.

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  • Aug 8
    Redmond: Thrive Social Services

    1:00 PM - Thursday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Aug 8
    East Bend: Know Pressure - Handmade Cards

    6:00 PM - Thursday - Meeting Room * Registration Required

    Use stamping, embossing, and other types of pressure to create one of a kind cards.

    Join us for a fun session of making handmade greeting cards! Samples will provide ideas for "Happy Birthday," "Thank You," or "Thinking of You" cards. Or, create your own unique greeting message. You'll use handheld paper punches, stamps, stickers, flowers, and other decorations to make beautiful embellishments for your cards. At the end of the workshop, you'll receive two envelopes, so you can mail your cards to family or friends.
    Alma has been making handmade cards for over 10 years. She once made the mistake of gifting a bride-to-be a set of five handmade cards as part of a shower gift. The bride-to-be loved them so much, she asked Alma to create over 50 unique handmade cards for the wedding. Now, Alma creates handmade cards for special occasions, tailoring each card to the specific color and style preferences of the sender.


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  • Aug 8
    Downtown Bend: Know Pressure - How to Achieve Your Dreams

    6:30 PM - Thursday - Brooks Room * Registration Required

    A workshop to help women focus on achieving their goals.

    Women share a common epidemic: Dream Drain. Their goals and dreams are put on hold or quietly slip away. They adjust their dreams to fit their circumstances, rather than adjusting their circumstances to fit their dreams. How do you recover lost dreams when feeling stuck or in transition? How do you create exciting new ones? The answer may be a simple as focusing on everyday Goal Objects (“GO!”). Through mindfulness, visualization and planning, the objects become an empowering compass to stay on the path to your goals.

    This workshop is based on the bestselling book "GO! How to Get Going and Achieve your Goals and Dreams at Any Age." Participants will learn how to break through common roadblocks and draw from their inner strengths and personal history to shape their future. Through fun and insightful activities, participants will start work on their own GO! display and leave with a plan to seize their goals and dreams. Please bring a small object that symbolizes or represents a goal or dream you have for yourself.

    Participants are encouraged to get the book and read before class. Copies will also be available at the workshop for purchase.

    Marcia Morgan, Ph.D., author of GO! How to Get Going and Achieve your Goals and Dreams at Any Age, brings a wealth of experience helping women and girls reach their potential. Drawing on more than forty years as a national consultant, researcher, trainer and author on gender, crime and social issues, this sought-after motivational speaker will facilitate the workshop and discuss her latest book.

    http://marciakmorgan.com

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  • Aug 9
    La Pine: Thrive Social Services

    10:00 AM - Friday - Meeting Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Aug 9
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    2:00 PM - Friday - Meyer Classroom

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Aug 10
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Performance with Poetry Workshop

    3:00 PM - Saturday - Brooks Room * Registration Required

    Desmond Spann helps you take your poetry from the page to the stage.

    In this workshop we will take the power of word from the page to the stage. We will explore the creative process of crafting a performance with poetry. We will explore some pre-writing techniques to keep the creative blocks at bay.

    To be light, pass the spark, and watch us glow is Desmond Spann's vision. His creative expressions of emceeing, music, teaching, and writing seek true liberation-freedom from fear and its many forms. His performances and poetry were featured OPB's Oregon Art Beat. His first book "Des Writes Bars and Poems Too" (available on amazon) is a collection of verses and spoken word poems, expanding the definition of Hip Hop poetry. Desmond gains wisdom, support, and love from his partner Kacy, sons Isaiah and Ayoleeto. Living in Portland Oregon, he teaches 9th grade English at Franklin High School, performs with the 6-piece live Hip Hop band Speaker Minds (speakerminds.com) and blogs at DesmondSpann.com.

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  • Aug 11
    Downtown Bend: Writers Reading - Desmond Spann

    2:00 PM - Sunday - Brooks Room

    Spoken word poet performs.

    To be light, pass the spark, and watch us glow is Desmond Spann's vision. His creative expressions of emceeing, music, teaching, and writing seek true liberation-freedom from fear and its many forms. His performances and poetry were featured OPB's Oregon Art Beat. His first book "Des Writes Bars and Poems Too" (available on amazon) is a collection of verses and spoken word poems, expanding the definition of Hip Hop poetry. Desmond gains wisdom, support, and love from his partner Kacy, sons Isaiah and Ayoleeto. Living in Portland Oregon, he teaches 9th grade English at Franklin High School, performs with the 6-piece live Hip Hop band Speaker Minds (speakerminds.com) and blogs at DesmondSpann.com.

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  • Aug 12
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    10:00 AM - Monday - Meyer Classroom

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Aug 12
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    10:00 AM - Monday - Brooks Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time.

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  • Aug 12
    Redmond: Thrive Social Services

    1:00 PM - Monday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Aug 13
    Redmond: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    10:00 AM - Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time.

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  • Aug 13
    Downtown Bend: Central Oregon Writers Guild - Fun With Memoir

    5:30 PM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    Ellen Santasiero discusses how to use innovative forms to tell your story.

    Ellen will discuss the possibilities and benefits of writing personal narrative inspired by encyclopedia entries, playlists, and other non-literary forms.

    The mission of Central Oregon Writers Guild is to provide Central Oregon area writers a forum for mutual support and education through meetings, annual events and workshops. Their goal is to advance growth and success for individual writers of all genres and at all skill levels. Founded in 2002, the Guild is a non-profit organization, where volunteers coordinate the group's activities.

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  • Aug 13
    Redmond: Know Pressure - Pressure by the Numbers

    6:00 PM - Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Explore pressure and how it affects us. Bring your curiosity and questions.

    Don't let the math scare you off! This exploration of pressure will give you a sense of the relative pressures in a range of settings that you might encounter in your reading and browsing. How do we measure pressure? How much pressure does it take to make a diamond? What is the atmospheric pressure on the surface of other planets? What does pressure have to do with why it's so hard to make ramen on the top of the South Sister? How much pressure does it take to squish pennies in that machine at the carnival or truck stop? Bring your curiosity and questions.

    Bruce Emerson has been teaching physics, engineering, and manufacturing at COCC for more than 2 decades. He has a fascination with making science and technology accessible to everyone. Bruce lives in Terrebonne where he tries to keep ahead of the weeds and make time for playing trombone with the Cascade Winds.

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  • Aug 14
    The Library Book Club at Wild Wood Coffee House

    10:00 AM - Wednesday - Wild Wood Coffee House

    Discuss "The Huntress" by Kate Quinn at Wild Wood Coffee House.

    Wild Wood Coffee House is located across the street from the Sunriver Library at 56870 Venture Ln Suite 106.

    "On the icy edge of Soviet Russia, bold and reckless Nina Markova joins the infamous Night Witches - an all-female bomber regiment - wreaking havoc on Hitler's eastern front. But when she is downed behind enemy lines and thrown across the path of a lethal Nazi murderess known as the Huntress, Nina must use all her wits to survive. British war correspondent Ian Graham has witnessed the horrors of war from Omaha Beach to the Nuremburg Trials. He abandons journalism after the war to become a Nazi hunter, yet one target eludes him: the Huntress. Fierce, disciplined Ian must join forces with reckless, cocksure Nina, the only witness to escape the Huntress alive. In post-war Boston, seventeen-year-old Jordan McBride is delighted when her long-widowed father brings home a fiancee. But Jordan grows increasingly disquieted by the soft-spoken German widow who seems to be hiding something. Delving into her new stepmother's past, Jordan slowly realises that a Nazi killer may be hiding in plain sight."-- provided by publisher.

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  • Aug 14
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Meyer Classroom

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org

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  • Aug 14
    Wordsmith Wednesdays at The Commons

    5:00 PM - Wednesday - The Commons * Registration Required

    A monthly spoken word open mic night every second Wednesday.

    Join us at The Commons, formerly known as Crows Feet Commons Cafe, for a monthly spoken word open mic night every second Wednesday of the month. All writers and readers and word-lovers invited to attend and read.

    Jason Graham of MOWO has graciously agreed to help facilitate and host this event for you word lovers. Poetry, storytelling, some jokes all welcome, but please keep it family-friendly as we are an all-ages venue.

    Schedule each month looks like this:

    5pm sign ups begin. We will start with 5 minute slots, if you need 2 or 3 to complete your piece sign up for them back to back.

    5pm - 6pm "Word Shop Time" meet with others, work your pieces, compare notes. Occasional guest speakers will take over the mic at the end of the night.

    Check out the Facebook page for details. Register in advance if you'd like to secure your spot, or just show up and step up.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/428898124593551/
    https://www.thecommonsbend.com/events

    The Commons Cafe and Taproom
    875 NW Brooks St
    Bend, OR 97703

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  • Aug 14
    Downtown Bend: Lawyer in the Library

    5:15 PM - Wednesday - Second Floor * Registration Required

    Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers.

    Advance registration for appointments opens at 10 a.m., 13 days prior to the date. Advance registration does not guarantee the time of appointment, which run every half hour from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    All registrants must arrive by 5:15 p.m. to secure their spot and receive their appointment time, which can be any time between 5:30 and 7 p.m. If you are not here by 5:15 p.m., your appointment will be forfeited.

    If any walk-in spots are available they will be awarded by lottery at 5:15 p.m.

    Spanish interpreters are available with advance notice. Request when registering or call: 541-617-7057.

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    Consultas gratis de 30 minutos con abogados locales. Interpretación en español estará disponible con aviso por adelantado. Indique si necesita un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-617-7057.

    Registración por adelantado para citas se abre a las 10 a.m., 13 días antes de la fecha. La registración por adelantado no garantiza el horario de la cita. Las citas se realizan cada media hora de 5:30 a 7:30 p.m.

    Todos los solicitantes deben llegar a las 5:15 p.m. para asegurar su lugar y recibir su horario de cita, que puede ser entre las 5:30 y las 7 p.m. Si no está aquí a las 5:15 p.m., perderá su cita.

    Si hay cupos disponibles para personas sin cita, se entregarán por sorteo a las 5:15 p.m.

    *ls*

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  • Aug 14
    Downtown Bend: Community Conversations - Politics, Race, and Income

    5:30 PM - Wednesday - Brooks Room * Registration Required

    We're learning how to bridge the divide between perspectives in interesting and engaging ways. Supper provided.

    Central Oregon is a diverse community of liberals, conservatives, ethnic groups, and wealth levels, yet we tend to stay locked into our own "bubbles" or "tribes." Our next Community Conversation will provide a forum for learning how to bridge the divide between these perspectives in an interesting and engaging way. You’ll leave the Conversation with eyes, ears, minds and hearts more wide open to other points of view and an understanding that we have more in common than not.

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  • Aug 15
    East Bend: Thrive Social Services

    11:00 AM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultation to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org

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  • Aug 15
    La Pine: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Discuss "Night of Miracles" by Elizabeth Berg.

    Lucille Howard is getting on in years, but she stays busy. Thanks to the inspiration of her dearly departed friend Arthur Truluv, she has begun to teach baking classes, sharing the secrets to her delicious classic Southern yellow cake, the perfect pinwheel cookies, and other sweet essentials. Her classes have become so popular that she's hired Iris, a new resident of Mason, Missouri, as an assistant. Iris doesn't know how to bake but she needs to keep her mind off a big decision she sorely regrets. When a new family moves in next door and tragedy strikes, Lucille begins to look out for Lincoln, their son. Lincoln's parents aren't the only ones in town facing hard choices and uncertain futures. In these difficult times, the residents of Mason come together and find the true power of community--just when they need it the most.

    Join other community readers for a lively discussion of this book.

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  • Aug 15
    Redmond: Thrive Social Services

    1:00 PM - Thursday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Aug 15
    Sisters: The Nonfiction Book Club

    1:00 PM - Thursday - Fika Sisters Coffeehouse

    Discuss "West with the Night" by Beryl Markham.

    The story of Beryl Markham--aviator, racehorse trainer, beauty--and her life in the Kenya of the 1920s and '30s.

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  • Aug 15
    Downtown Bend: Know Pressure - Write it Away

    6:00 PM - Thursday - Brooks Room * Registration Required

    Learn how to use journaling and list making to reduce stress.

    We all want to be healthier and happier. Continuously, studies conclude that writing things down (by hand) helps reduce our levels of stress. Whether it is within a planner or journal, whether it is a list or a tally next to a goal, the process of putting pen to paper helps bring calmness in an overwhelming world. Bullet/dot journaling combines all of the pieces of paper that can come from your mind. Attend & learn the practice of planning, taking note, and recording your daily, weekly, and monthly events in an efficient and effective way.

    Meredith Casper moved to central Oregon from North Carolina just last year. She has studied education, counseling, art, design, nonprofit administration, and mindfulness-based stress reduction. She previously worked at Duke University, Appalachian State University, and is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer. She is currently a project manager for Artemis Independent, a company that promotes public media across the country.

    Meredith enjoys dancing in the kitchen, eating soft pretzels, and hosts a Groundhog Day celebration every year. She is a hoarder of fabric and paper, and on the rare occasion gets the opportunity to make a mess and create with both.
    *asl*

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  • Aug 16
    La Pine: Thrive Social Services

    10:00 AM - Friday - Meeting Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Aug 16
    Sisters: Know Pressure - Yoga Nidra Workshop and Meditation

    12:00 PM - Friday - Meeting Room * Registration Required

    Experience guided yoga nidra and meditation with Kathy Durham.

    Yoga Nidra is for anyone with a desire for greater inner peace and connection with one's self. This practice has been used successfully to aid insomnia, anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, pain, and many other issues. This simple, meditative practice requires nothing of you but to lie down and listen. It systematically guides you through each layer of your being, called koshas, which include the physical, energetic, mental, emotional, and spiritual layers, making this practice inclusive of your whole being. Experience deeper levels of peace and health than you ever imagined possible. Be supported, held and nourished as you discover profound peace and vibrant health. Give yourself permission to rest and restore tapping into new sources of energy.

    Kathy Durham is a certified Yoga Nidra teacher. She is also a lead instructor for the 105F Hot Yoga Teacher Training and Siddhi School of Yoga. She is a member of the Yoga Alliance, OHYA (Original Hot Yoga Association), leads workshops, practices Reiki, hosts a monthly Women's Circle, and currently serves as the manager and teaches classes at the Bend Hot Yoga Wellness Center. She is available for private or group sessions upon request.

    Students should bring a water bottle, yoga mat or blanket, and journal if you wish to take notes.

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  • Aug 16
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    2:00 PM - Friday - Meyer Classroom

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Aug 17
    Downtown Bend: Know Pressure - Yoga Nidra Workshop and Meditation

    1:00 PM - Saturday - Brooks Room * Registration Required

    Experience guided yoga nidra and meditation with Kathy Durham.

    Yoga Nidra is for anyone with a desire for greater inner peace and connection with one's self. This practice has been used successfully to aid insomnia, anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, pain, and many other issues. This simple, meditative practice requires nothing of you but to lie down and listen. It systematically guides you through each layer of your being, called koshas, which include the physical, energetic, mental, emotional, and spiritual layers, making this practice inclusive of your whole being. Experience deeper levels of peace and health than you ever imagined possible. Be supported, held and nourished as you discover profound peace and vibrant health. Give yourself permission to rest and restore tapping into new sources of energy.

    Kathy Durham is a certified Yoga Nidra teacher. She is also a lead instructor for the 105F Hot Yoga Teacher Training and Siddhi School of Yoga. She is a member of the Yoga Alliance, OHYA (Original Hot Yoga Association), leads workshops, practices Reiki, hosts a monthly Women's Circle, and currently serves as the manager and teaches classes at the Bend Hot Yoga Wellness Center. She is available for private or group sessions upon request.

    Students should bring a water bottle, yoga mat or blanket, and journal if you wish to take notes.

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  • Aug 19
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    10:00 AM - Monday - Meyer Classroom

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Aug 19
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    10:00 AM - Monday - Brooks Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time.

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  • Aug 19
    Redmond: Thrive Social Services

    1:00 PM - Monday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Aug 19
    Downtown Bend: Know Pressure - Helping Student Athletes Deal with Pressure

    6:00 PM - Monday - Brooks Room

    Tips and techniques for helping young athletes navigate the pressure.

    We want our young athletes to have fun, build memories and feel great about their sports experience. But often sports bring unwanted pressure that keeps kids from performing their best not only in their sport but in other areas of life. We'll talk about tools to help kids deal with that pressure and find joy in competition.

    Josh Cordell is an award winning coach who works with many of the top young Central Oregon athletes in all sports as a mentor and life coach. He was a high school head varsity coach for 17 years, with his teams winning eight state championships and nine individual state championships.


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