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  • Jan 24
    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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  • Jan 24
    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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  • Jan 25
    La Pine: Thrive 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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  • Jan 25
    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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  • Jan 25
    La Pine: Know Russia - The Russian Folktale's World

    3:00 PM - Friday - Meeting Room

    Hear about the principle types of Russian folktales.

    Folktales are our oldest stories, and they distill a people’s character and experience in deceptively simple texts. Hear from Dr. Barbara Henry from the University of Washington at this talk on at the principle types of Russian folktales. Then, explore one of Russia's most well-known tales, “The Magic Swan-Geese.”

    Barbara Henry is an associate professor in the department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and an affiliate of the Stroum Jewish Studies Center at the University of Washington, Seattle.

    She teaches courses on 19th and 20th century Russian literature and culture, Russian folktales, and Yiddish literature.

    She is the author of Rewriting Russia: Jacob Gordin’s Yiddish Drama (University of Washington Press, 2011), a study of the playwright’s adaptations of Russian literary texts for New York’s Yiddish theatre. She is co-editor, with Joel Berkowitz, of Inventing the Modern Yiddish Stage (Wayne State University Press, 2012), which examines the Yiddish theatre as a component in the creation of a modern Jewish identity.

    Dr. Henry’s current research includes a monograph about the underworld descent motif in pre-Revolutionary Russian literature, and an annotated translation of the memoirs of the Yiddish actor Avrom Fishzon (1848-1922). Dr. Henry is a contributing editor for the Digital Yiddish Theatre Project (https://yiddishstage.org/), and she can be seen on YouTube in “So, Why Yiddish?” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsMfS359jk4), a close reading of a poem by Aaron Tseitlin that has been viewed more than 27,000 times.

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  • Jan 26
    East Bend: Know Russia - The Russian Folktale's World

    1:00 PM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Hear about the principle types of Russian folktales.

    Folktales are our oldest stories, and they distill a people’s character and experience in deceptively simple texts. Hear from Dr. Barbara Henry from the University of Washington at this talk on at the principle types of Russian folktales. Then, explore one of Russia's most well-known tales, “The Magic Swan-Geese.”

    Barbara Henry is an associate professor in the department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and an affiliate of the Stroum Jewish Studies Center at the University of Washington, Seattle.

    She teaches courses on 19th and 20th century Russian literature and culture, Russian folktales, and Yiddish literature.

    She is the author of Rewriting Russia: Jacob Gordin’s Yiddish Drama (University of Washington Press, 2011), a study of the playwright’s adaptations of Russian literary texts for New York’s Yiddish theatre. She is co-editor, with Joel Berkowitz, of Inventing the Modern Yiddish Stage (Wayne State University Press, 2012), which examines the Yiddish theatre as a component in the creation of a modern Jewish identity.

    Dr. Henry’s current research includes a monograph about the underworld descent motif in pre-Revolutionary Russian literature, and an annotated translation of the memoirs of the Yiddish actor Avrom Fishzon (1848-1922). Dr. Henry is a contributing editor for the Digital Yiddish Theatre Project (https://yiddishstage.org/), and she can be seen on YouTube in “So, Why Yiddish?” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsMfS359jk4), a close reading of a poem by Aaron Tseitlin that has been viewed more than 27,000 times.

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  • Jan 26
    Redmond: Music in Public Places

    2:00 PM - Saturday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Enjoy a performance courtesy of Central Oregon Symphony.

    String Quartet

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  • Jan 26
    Sisters: Music in Public Places

    2:00 PM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Enjoy music courtesy of Central Oregon Symphony.

    Flute & Guitar Duo.

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  • Jan 26
    Know Russia - Exploring Russian Cuisine at Kindred Creative Kitchen

    2:00 PM - Saturday - The Kindred Creative Kitchen * Registration Required

    From the dough for khinkali to stroganoff, this class is sure to entice.

    Russian cuisine is distinctive and unique. It was formed under the influence of different environmental, social, geographical, economic and historical factors. Join chef Michele Morris in exploring the unique flavors that this cuisine has to offer. From the dough for khinkali to the sauce for stroganoff, this class is sure to entice the pallet.

    Michele Morris is the founder and owner of Kindred Creative Kitchen, which offers cooking and baking classes for Youth and Adults. Chef Morris has worked within the restaurant industry for over 20 years. After serving as a Chef-Instructor for the Baking and Pastry Program at Cascade Culinary Institute, she decided to share her passion with a larger variety of people. With opening Kindred Creative Kitchen, Michele had one goal in mind: To bring people together one meal at a time. Prior to Cascade Culinary Institute, Chef Morris’ local experience includes pastry chef and consultant for multiple locations including: Bourbon Street, The Blacksmith Restaurant, Dilusso and Fireside Red, Tethrow, Bend Golf and Country Club, Fireside Red, and Sunriver Resort. In Las Vegas, she worked at Alex while they maintained their 2 Michelin stars, Bellagio, The Venetian, and Bradley Ogden's. At Bellagio, she worked on the restaurant team under 3 World-Champion Pastry Chefs.

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  • Jan 27
    Downtown Bend: Volunteer Expo

    12:00 PM - Sunday - Brooks Room

    Visit with organizations that need civic-minded individuals.

    Looking for a way to serve your community? Stop by the library and visit with community organizations looking for civic-minded individuals who want to make a positive impact.

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  • Jan 28
    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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  • Jan 28
    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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  • Jan 28
    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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  • Jan 29
    Cultura y Lectura

    5:30 PM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    Primera reunión del club de lectura en Downtown Bend. Vamos a discutir cuales libros leeremos y el horario de reunión. Vengan todos los interesados.

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  • Jan 30
    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.com

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  • Jan 30
    Downtown Bend: Lawyer in the Library

    5:15 PM - Wednesday - * 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. 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.

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  • Jan 30
    Know Russia: Ra-Ra-Rasputin

    6:00 PM - Wednesday - Brooks Room

    Hear about the weird and wicked Russian mystic Grigori Rasputin.

    Hear about the weird and wicked Russian mystic Grigori Rasputin from Dr. MayaLisa Holzman. Rasputin, self-proclaimed holy man and mystic, lived from 1869-1916 and held the ear of Tsarina Alexandra, last Empress of Russia.

    This talk will focus on Rasputin’s relationship with the royal court and his influence on the Romanovs in their last decade of rule. Dr. Holzman will present some of the mythology surrounding the Russian mystic and royal adviser, while also dismantling the apocryphal and implausible to show the role played by Rasputin in the Russian Empire's downfall.

    A native Oregonian, MayaLisa completed her doctorate in history at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2016. She is currently teaching U.S. History at OSU-Cascades.

    MayaLisa's teaching and research interests include the Second World War, Civil Rights and the Cold War, borderlands, gender, youth, propaganda, and U.S.- Russian/Soviet relations. Her research has been supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Institute of International Education, the Social Science Research Council, and the Council for European Studies.

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  • Jan 31
    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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  • Jan 31
    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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  • Feb 1
    La Pine: Thrive 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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  • Feb 1
    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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  • Feb 1
    La Pine: Know Less - Less Is Best

    3:00 PM - Friday - Meeting Room

    Learn to pay less on loans.

    Sometimes, less is best! Learn how to pay less on your loans, including your mortgage, car loan, and student loans. Financial Coach Alma Lugtu of Small Steps | Big Money paid off her student loans 21 years early, her mortgage 15 years early, and hasn't had a car loan in over 10 years. She will teach you how to understand your loans and how to strategize to pay less!

    Like most people, Alma was taught to "work hard and save money." But that good advice didn't stop her from running up a mountain of student loans, credit card debt, car loans, and personal loans. After learning how money really works, she paid off all of her consumer debt, started investing in real estate, and retired by age 40. Now, Alma coaches others about how to achieve financial security using easy methods that anyone can understand.

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  • Feb 2
    Redmond: Cultura y Lectura

    10:30 AM - Saturday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Nuestra Reunion mensual del club de Lectura. Presentaremos el Nuevo libro del mes, tendemos una descusion del libro del mes pasado. Tendremos bocadillos.

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  • Feb 2
    Downtown Bend: Tax Prep Sessions

    12:00 PM - Saturday - Meyer Classroom

    Free Tax Prep Sessions with certified tax volunteers.

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions.

    Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. beginning February 2nd. For more information visit http://cashoregon.org for a list of items to bring with you to the session.

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  • Feb 2
    Know Less: The Continuum of Meditation

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

    Practice mindfulness and meditation.

    Practice mindfulness and meditation with Patty Giffin, Ph. D.

    The continuum of meditation takes us all the way from the very physical practice of progressive relaxation of the body through to practices which take us to the heightened consciousness of unity and selflessness. Given the theme of knowing less, this presentation will offer a few facts and many experiences about a wide variety of meditation practices. We will spend our 90 minutes together exploring the practical and spiritual aspects of different meditation styles.

    Patty has been a licensed psychologist in Bend for about 23 years. She has spent over 40 years serving in the mental health field. She has worked as a trainer, facilitator and consultant in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), travelling around the country teaching therapists the use of this powerful model for treatment of post traumatic stress and for life change. She volunteered in hospice settings since the 1980’s.

    Patty is a lifelong meditation practitioner. Starting with staring at candles in her teens, she began to formally sit on a cushion at a Zen Center near San Francisco in the 1970’s. She has meditated with Burmese, Thai, Tibetan and American teachers. Hospice work with the bereaved and dying taught her the importance of presence and stillness. The Yoga Sutras she studied in becoming certified as a yoga instructor are also part of her understanding of the importance of meditation.

    Patty teaches insight meditation every Monday night here in Bend at the Environmental Center. She spends as much time as she can outdoors in her garden, skiing or hiking in the mountains, and kayaking on rivers or on the ocean. Nature and wilderness have also provided profound insights into meditative truths. She volunteers with Oregon Natural Desert Association. Her avocation is the study of Spanish and visiting Hispanic countries.

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  • Feb 3
    Downtown Bend: Tax Prep Sessions

    12:00 PM - Sunday - Meyer Classroom

    Free Tax Prep Sessions with certified tax volunteers.

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions.

    Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. beginning February 2nd. For more information visit http://cashoregon.org for a list of items to bring with you to the session.

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  • Feb 4
    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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  • Feb 4
    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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  • Feb 4
    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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  • Feb 4
    Page to Screen: Black Panther at Tin Pan Theater

    5:15 PM - Monday - Tin Pan Theater * Registration Required

    Read "Black Panther" by Ta-Nehisi Coates and watch the movie.

    Pick up a copy of "Black Panther Vol. 1: A Nation Under Our Feet" by Ta-Nehisi Coates at the Downtown Bend Library. Limited copies available at the front desk. Then, screen the movie at Tin Pan Theater. Following the screening join a librarian led discussion about the book and the film.

    Doors open 30 minutes before movie showing. Movie begins at 5:15 PM. Seating is limited, so arrive early to grab some popcorn and a local beer.

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  • Feb 4
    Downtown Bend: Community Questions

    6:00 PM - Monday - Brooks Room

    We live in times of great change.

    How can we move forward with greater understanding of our differences, and our sameness?

    We believe timely, open ended questions create a space for us to do just that.

    Carol Delmonico and Casey Davis have authored and designed an interactive journal “Stoke Your Woke” that supports us to share perspectives, listen, reflect, and learn from one another.

    During these 1.5 hour events you will explore questions through thought provoking prompts, quotes, and images. You will connect with others through writing, listening, and sharing. The space created will allow for everyone's diverse perspectives to be heard with hospitality and equity.

    We'll delve into questions like:
    How could you hold your own truth and listen openly to someone who has a different truth?
    How do you hold both “me and mine” and “we and ours” when a personal decision affects the wellbeing of others?
    What is needed for our most vulnerable populations?

    Here’s what past participants have said:

    "This is the kind of thing our society desperately needs." - Tara Breitenbucher

    "I felt a sense of hope and community, and learned some new things about myself in a very gentle way" - Vicki Avila

    "Appreciation for this process. What a huge difference it makes to hear each other. It Stokes Our Woke!" - Sarah Mason

    This is an ongoing series, meeting once a month on Monday evenings. You are welcome to come to more than one event but it’s not required.

    For more information about Stoke Your Woke go to stokeyourwoke.com
    Questions or for more information about “Community Questions” email Carol at cae.delmonico@gmail.com

    Carol Delmonico is a curious "truth" seeker, visionary coach, and a mama who has an innate belief in humanity. She is a Cultural Change Agent for these transformative times. She coaches and mentors humans who are open to engaging in fresh perspectives. Get in touch with her at www.caroldelmonico.com

    Casey Davis is a mother, a designer, and a community advocate. She enjoys working collaboratively with creative thinkers to envision and create a world where everyone has equal opportunity to thrive. Check out her design work at www.caseydavisdesign.com and her community building efforts at http://www.bendlivinghood.com

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  • Feb 5
    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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  • Feb 5
    Downtown Bend: Know Less - Less Is Best

    6:00 PM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    Learn to pay less on loans and build financial peace of mind.

    Sometimes, less is best! Learn how to pay less on your loans, including your mortgage, car loan, and student loans. Financial Coach Alma Lugtu of Small Steps | Big Money paid off her student loans 21 years early, her mortgage 15 years early, and hasn't had a car loan in over 10 years. She will teach you how to understand your loans and how to strategize to pay less! Like most people, Alma was taught to "work hard and save money." But that good advice didn't stop her from running up a mountain of student loans, credit card debt, car loans, and personal loans. After learning how money really works, she paid off all of her consumer debt, started investing in real estate, and retired by age 40. Now, Alma coaches others about how to achieve financial security using easy methods that anyone can understand.

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  • Feb 6
    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.com

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  • Feb 6
    Redmond: Know Less - Less Is Best

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Silent Reading Room

    Learn to pay less on loans and build financial peace of mind.

    Sometimes, less is best! Learn how to pay less on your loans, including your mortgage, car loan, and student loans. Financial Coach Alma Lugtu of Small Steps | Big Money paid off her student loans 21 years early, her mortgage 15 years early, and hasn't had a car loan in over 10 years. She will teach you how to understand your loans and how to strategize to pay less!

    Like most people, Alma was taught to "work hard and save money." But that good advice didn't stop her from running up a mountain of student loans, credit card debt, car loans, and personal loans. After learning how money really works, she paid off all of her consumer debt, started investing in real estate, and retired by age 40. Now, Alma coaches others about how to achieve financial security using easy methods that anyone can understand.

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  • Feb 6
    Downtown Bend: Lawyer in the Library

    5:15 PM - Wednesday - * Registration Required

    Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers. Spanish interpreters are available the first Wednesday of the month.

    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. 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.

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    Consultas gratis 30 minutos con un abogado. Un Interprete del Español estará disponible el primer Miércoles de cada mes.

    Registración por adelantado para una cita se abren 13 días antes de la fecha. Al registrarse sabrán la hora de su cita cuando.

    Hay citas disponibles el mismo día se darán por lotería a las 5:15 p.m.


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  • Feb 6
    Downtown Bend: Diversity in Our Community - Telling Our Stories

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

    Join the conversation during a facilitated discussion.

    Community Conversations invites you to bring your voice to the table for our facilitated conversation on our experiences with diversity. Supper included.

    Community Conversations believes that conversations matter. Every quarter Community Conversations hosts a supper event for community members of all backgrounds to share stories and discuss issues that matter. These events foster trust and the generation of ideas that break down the silos that are dividing communities across the country. When we talk, we feel more invested. And when we feel more invested, we're more likely to get involved. All of our supper conversations stem from a strong commitment to curiosity, compassion, and community.

    Learn more about the project at www.communityconversationsbend.org

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  • Feb 7
    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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  • Feb 7
    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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  • Feb 7
    East Bend: Know Less - Waste

    6:00 PM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Learn more about why less matters.

    Know Less Waste explores how the stuff we buy, use and get rid of everyday, is impacting our world. From furniture to food, our purchasing decisions and behaviors are where we have the most impact, both positively and negatively. We all know the 3 R’s: Reduce Reuse and Recycle, but while most people focus on the 3rd R, - Recycling - it’s Reduce that is the most important. Join staff from The Environmental Center’s Rethink Waste Project to learn more about why stuff matters, globally and here in Deschutes County, and leave with hands on tips to do something about it.

    Denise Rowcroft and Ani Kasch are Sustainability Educators with The Environmental Center, a local non-profit organization working to embed sustainability into daily life in Central Oregon. Denise has managed their Rethink Waste Project and Learning Garden since 2011, and enjoys creatively repurposing leftover and found materials. Ani has been coordinating our LED lightbulb installations since 2016 and this past spring kicked off our community Rethink Food Waste Challenge. She is an avid bike commuter and loves cooking meals only with things found in her kitchen.

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  • Feb 8
    CANCELED - La Pine: Thrive 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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  • Feb 8
    Sunriver: Know Less - Waste

    12:00 PM - Friday - Meeting Room

    Learn more about why less matters.

    Know Less Waste explores how the stuff we buy, use and get rid of everyday, is impacting our world. From furniture to food, our purchasing decisions and behaviors are where we have the most impact, both positively and negatively. We all know the 3 R’s: Reduce Reuse and Recycle, but while most people focus on the 3rd R, - Recycling - it’s Reduce that is the most important. Join staff from The Environmental Center’s Rethink Waste Project to learn more about why stuff matters, globally and here in Deschutes County, and leave with hands on tips to do something about it.

    Denise Rowcroft and Ani Kasch are Sustainability Educators with The Environmental Center, a local non-profit organization working to embed sustainability into daily life in Central Oregon. Denise has managed their Rethink Waste Project and Learning Garden since 2011, and enjoys creatively repurposing leftover and found materials. Ani has been coordinating our LED lightbulb installations since 2016 and this past spring kicked off our community Rethink Food Waste Challenge. She is an avid bike commuter and loves cooking meals only with things found in her kitchen.

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  • Feb 8
    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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  • Feb 9
    La Pine: Open Lab

    11:00 AM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Practice or get help with basic tech tasks and questions.

    Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own. No registration required.

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  • Feb 9
    Downtown Bend: Tax Prep Sessions

    12:00 PM - Saturday - Meyer Classroom

    Free Tax Prep Sessions with certified tax volunteers.

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions.

    Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. beginning February 2nd. For more information visit http://cashoregon.org for a list of items to bring with you to the session.

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  • Feb 9
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Heads Up 7 Up! A Playwriting Workshop

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

    Local playwright Cricket Daniel explains playwriting in seven easy steps.

    Master the seven easy steps to getting that play out of your head and onto the page. Whether you are a seasoned playwright or just starting out, this workshop is for you! Participants will learn the tools to create plot, characters and dialogue in a fun and supportive environment, resulting in a stage reading, by local actors, of each writer’s work.

    Playwright and Producer Cricket Daniel holds a Theatre Degree from UC Santa Barbara and studied Shakespeare in Cambridge, England. Cricket has an extensive background in stand-up and improv and has had her plays produced across the country. Full Length Plays by Cricket include "Couple Dating," "Love, Laughter and Lucci," "Gina Galdi and Guest," "Helen on Wheels," "The Night Before the Night Before Christmas," "I Shot Jennifer Lopez," and "The Lost Virginity Tour." Her 10 minute play, "Break Dreams," was adapted into a short film and made its world premiere in the 2014 Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Cricket also produces Bend’s annual 24/SEVEN Theater Project at 2nd Street Theater. Cricket is a member of the Dramatist Guild and is a 2011 recipient of Bend’s Arts, Beautification and Culture Award. Cricket lives in Bend with her husband of 24 years, Jason and their 14 year old daughter, Spencer.

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  • Feb 10
    Downtown Bend: Tax Prep Sessions

    12:00 PM - Sunday - Meyer Classroom

    Free Tax Prep Sessions with certified tax volunteers.

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions.

    Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. beginning February 2nd. For more information visit http://cashoregon.org for a list of items to bring with you to the session.

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  • Feb 10
    Downtown Bend: Writers Reading - Janice Rubin and Jack Lorts

    2:00 PM - Sunday - Brooks Room

    Poets Janice Rubin and Jack Lorts read original poems.

    Poets Janice Rubin and Jack Lorts read original poems.
    About "Tin Coyote": A poignant journey traversing love, loss, memory and renewal, Tin Coyote is rooted in the inner landscape of the heart as well as the physical landscape of the poet’s beloved Oregon. The Oregon Coast, Warm Springs, Siuslaw River and Lake Paulina, among other iconic destinations at home and abroad, are vividly rendered backdrops to reflections and self-explorations. ‘Light reflects, refracts/creating space and possibility.’ Janice Rubin is a keen observer of self and environment.

    Janice D. Rubin is a counselor and educator. She received her M.S. from the University of Oregon and her B.A. in English Literature. Her poems have been published in CIRQUE: A Literary Journal for the North Pacific Rim, the Austin International Poetry Anthology, Tiger’s Eye Poetry Journal, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, The Quizzical ChairAnthology, It Demands a Wildness of Me (Uttered Chaos Press, 2018) and many other journals. She was nominated for the Pushcart Poetry Prize in 2008. She’s the author of Transcending Damnation Creek Trail & Other Poems(Flutter Press, 2010) and Tin Coyote (Blue Light Press, 2017).

    Jack Lorts, an ex-patriot from Suburbia, fled southern California some forty years ago to settle in rural Oregon. He has taught in small communities ever since, retiring in 2004 as superintendent of schools in Fossil, Oregon (population: 500). His poems have appeared widely, if infrequently, since the late 1950s in such places as Arizona Quarterly, English Journal, Kansas Quarterly, Oregon English, Oregon East, Fishtrap Anthology, Arsenic Lobster, Quantum Tao, etc. He has two chapbooks out from Pudding House: The Daughter Poems & Others (2008) and The Meeting-Place of Words (2010). In 2011, Finishing Line Press published his Dear Gilbert Sorrentino and Other Poems.

    He has also assembled several "serial poems," thematically inner-connected poems by several different poets, including The Great Oregon Serial Poem (Talent House, 2001) and The Other Side of the Hill: A Trek Through Eastern Oregon by Poet (Ice River, 2003).

    Active in Democratic state politics, he has chaired the DPO's Rural Caucus, been a candidate for the Oregon House of Representatives, attended the 2008 Democratic National Convention as a delegate, and is currently Mayor of Fossil, where he lives with Celia, his wife of fifty years.

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  • Feb 11
    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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  • Feb 11
    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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  • Feb 11
    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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  • Feb 12
    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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  • Feb 12
    Sunriver: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    Discuss "Straight Man" by Richard Russo.

    Join others for a discussion of another book written by one of the extraordinary 2018-2019 Author! Author! literary season novelists.

    Richard Russo is the author of eight novels, most recently “Everybody’s Fool” and “That Old Cape Magic”. He received the Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for his novel “Empire Falls”. His most recent collection is “The Destiny Thief: Essays on Writing, Writers, and Life.” Additional awards include The Indie Champion Award by the American Booksellers Association as well as France’s Grand Prix de Littérature Américaine. Russo is also a screenwriter, having written the teleplay for the HBO adaptation of “Empire Falls” as well as other screenplays.

    Prospective book club attendees can pick up a copy of this novel at the Sunriver Library.

    Purchase season or individual Author! Author! tickets today via the Deschutes Public Library Foundation. Richard Russo author presentation is being held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at the Riverhouse Convention Center in Bend, Oregon.

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  • Feb 12
    Downtown Bend: Central Oregon Writers Guild

    5:30 PM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    Join local writers for networking and skill building.

    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.

    Central Oregon Writers Guild (COWG) is now accepting submissions for unpublished work of Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, or Children’s Literature for its 2019 contest. The contest is open to writers located anywhere in the state of Oregon and all COWG members. Deadline is Thursday, February 28, 2019, 11:59 p.m.

    Winning entries in all categories:
    First prize: $50
    Second prize: $25

    Become a new member or renew your 2018 membership in Central Oregon Writers Guild https://centraloregonwritersguild.com/joinrenew-contact-today.html)

    Contest Guidelines and Rules for Submission are available at the Writing Contest page on the COWG website: https://centraloregonwritersguild.com/writing-contest.html

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  • Feb 13
    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.com

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  • Feb 13
    Downtown Bend: Lawyer in the Library

    5:15 PM - Wednesday - * 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. 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.

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  • Feb 14
    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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  • Feb 14
    Downtown Bend: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Brooks Room

    Discussing Empire Falls by Richard Russo. Everyone Welcome.

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  • Feb 14
    Redmond: The Library Bookclub

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Multi-Purpose Room

    This month we are reading "Everybody’s Fool" by Richard Russo. Bring your lunch, and feed your mind at this thought-provoking and fun book club.

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  • Feb 14
    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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  • Feb 15
    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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  • Feb 15
    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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  • Feb 16
    East Bend: Know Less - A Local and Global View of Solar Energy Today

    11:00 AM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Learn how to use less energy with the help of solar energy.

    As resource scarcity and climate change have an increasing impact on our modern world, solar energy offers a viable and important solution to our energy needs. This presentation shares the current solar landscape in Central Oregon as well as a global perspective, and also serves as introduction to how solar energy works and can work for you.

    Sunlight Solar Energy has been a local solar installer since 1988 and a proud part of a growing network of initiatives, organizations and individuals working to build a clean energy future here in Central Oregon. As solar advocates, Sunlight Solar believes in harnessing the power of the sun through
    innovative technology to revolutionize our community. Presenter Sean Micken of Sunlight Solar has worked in solar and renewable energy industries since 2005.

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  • Feb 16
    Downtown Bend: Tax Prep Sessions

    12:00 PM - Saturday - Meyer Classroom

    Free Tax Prep Sessions with certified tax volunteers.

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions.

    Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. beginning February 2nd. For more information visit http://cashoregon.org for a list of items to bring with you to the session.

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  • Feb 16
    Downtown Bend: Writers Working - Family as Fodder, Philosophy into Practice

    2:00 PM - Saturday - Brooks Room * Registration Required

    Explore ethical issues and practice writing about others - including family.

    If you have one, please bring a copy of a memoir that you love. If you don't, don't worry, you'll be provided with one.

    Writing honestly about loved ones is one of the trickiest issues we writers navigate. In this workshop we will delve into the nuts and bolts of telling stories that: implicate other people, belong to other people, give away other people’s secrets, and challenge other people’s notion of what is secret and what is shared, what is private and what is public. The focus for this workshop will be on your projects, whether those are in process or purely speculative. After a short discussion of the ethics involved in using family as fodder, we will practice applying tips and tricks from the pro's to our own writing. Along the way, we will consider motives, indebtedness, emotional complexity, method, and outcomes. In this workshop, I am not going to give you answers or tell you what to do. The purpose of our investigation is for you to learn how to make your own decisions and interrogate your own intentions when you arrive at a fork in the road--which you will whenever you involve other people's stories in your writing.

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  • Feb 17
    Downtown Bend: Tax Prep Sessions

    12:00 PM - Sunday - Meyer Classroom

    Free Tax Prep Sessions with certified tax volunteers.

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions.

    Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. beginning February 2nd. For more information visit http://cashoregon.org for a list of items to bring with you to the session.

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  • Feb 17
    Downtown Bend: Writers Reading - Scenes from Plays

    2:00 PM - Sunday - Brooks Room

    Imagine seeing your original work performed by real actors!

    Local playwright Cricket Daniel facilitates as participants from the Heads Up 7 Up! workshop have their original work brought to life by local actors.

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  • Feb 19
    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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  • Feb 19
    East Bend: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    Discuss Empire Falls by Richard Russo. Part of our Author! Author! series.

    Feed your mind at this monthly lunch-hour book club. All are welcome to attend. Free and open to the public.

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  • Feb 19
    Downtown Bend: Know Less - Minimalism 101

    6:00 PM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    Explore what minimalism is, what it isn’t, and how to start.

    Explore what minimalism is, what it isn’t, and how to start with Bend author and editor, Shawn Mihalik.

    Mihalik began embracing the philosophy of minimalism a decade ago, when he first set out on his own and realized he had too much stuff. Around the same time, he was introduced to the growing wave of bloggers in the minimalism movement, including Leo Babauta of Zen Habits, Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist, and then-newcomers Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus of TheMinimalists.com.

    In 2013, Mihalik relocated to Missoula, MT, to work with The Minimalists and help organize their Everything That Remains book tour and produce their groundbreaking documentary "Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things." Shawn still regularly works with The Minimalists on a variety of projects.

    Shawn Mihalik is a writer, editor, and (maybe?) photographer. He’s the author of five books--three novels and two novellas--as well as short stories, essays, and journalism.

    Mihalik currently lives in Central Oregon and is the managing editor of Paleo Magazine. An avid lover of all things analogue, he regularly contributes to TheCramped.com. He teaches a popular online writing class, How to Write Better, with his friend Joshua Fields Millburn.http://shawnmihalik.com/
    https://www.theminimalists.com/

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  • Feb 20
    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.com

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  • Feb 20
    Sisters: Know Less - Waste

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Learn more about why less matters.

    Know Less Waste explores how the stuff we buy, use and get rid of everyday, is impacting our world. From furniture to food, our purchasing decisions and behaviors are where we have the most impact, both positively and negatively. We all know the 3 R’s: Reduce Reuse and Recycle, but while most people focus on the 3rd R, - Recycling - it’s Reduce that is the most important. Join staff from The Environmental Center’s Rethink Waste Project to learn more about why stuff matters, globally and here in Deschutes County, and leave with hands on tips to do something about it.

    Denise Rowcroft and Ani Kasch are Sustainability Educators with The Environmental Center, a local non-profit organization working to embed sustainability into daily life in Central Oregon. Denise has managed their Rethink Waste Project and Learning Garden since 2011, and enjoys creatively repurposing leftover and found materials. Ani has been coordinating our LED lightbulb installations since 2016 and this past spring kicked off our community Rethink Food Waste Challenge. She is an avid bike commuter and loves cooking meals only with things found in her kitchen.

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  • Feb 20
    Downtown Bend: Lawyer in the Library

    5:15 PM - Wednesday - * 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. 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.

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  • Feb 21
    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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  • Feb 21
    La Pine: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Discuss Straight Man by Richard Russo.

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  • Feb 21
    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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  • Feb 21
    Author! Author! Presents: Colum McCann at The Riverhouse

    7:00 PM - Thursday - Riverhouse

    Purchase tickets at www.dplfoundation.org for an evening with Colum McCann.

    Colum McCann is the author of six novels and three collections of stories. Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, he is the recipient of many international honors, including the National Book Award for his novel "Let the Great World Spin." His book "Transatlantic" was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. McCann is a contributor to The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, and The Paris Review.

    The Author! Author! series began in 2012 as a way to expand the literary landscape in Central Oregon while raising funds for the Deschutes Public Library Foundation. With four best-selling writers visiting with each annual series, Central Oregon has played host to numerous authors who have won Pulitzer Prizes, National Book Awards, and Edgar Awards, among other literary prizes.

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  • Feb 22
    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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  • Feb 22
    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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