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March 2017

Inner Sustainability through Living Mindfully

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Whatever our outer work, our effectiveness in it depends on how well we are sustaining ourselves on the inside. The practical tools of mindfulness help to reconnect our attention and intention with values and wisdom, that alignment that often gets watered down or lost altogether, as we face the challenges and stresses of our lives. Mindfulness is foundational to making the world a better place, by starting with yourself. Laura Bartels, Executive Director of the Mindful Life Program based in…

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New Hikes in Eastern Oregon

March 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Old Stone, 157 NW Franklin Ave.
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the talk starting at 7 p.m. Discover a colorful badlands near the Owyhee River, a new jaunt with cactus flowers along the John Day River, and a viewpoint hike to a ranch at the east end of the Columbia Gorge. We'll even explore half a dozen little-known hot springs. As always, Sullivan spices his talk with notes on the geology, wildlife, and history of the land. This talk is sure to inspire your next…

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$85 - $95

All About ADUs

March 9 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Central Oregon Association of Realtors, 2112 NE 4th Street
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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This half-day course is intended for real estate, building and design professionals looking to increase their knowledge about Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) development in Bend.   The number of ADUs being developed in Bend is on the rise thanks to a 2016 measure by the Bend City Council that makes it easier, more predictable, and less expensive for homeowners to build an ADU. More ADUs were developed in 2016 than in any previous year and this Bend Bulletin article shows permit applications…

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$85.00

Kor Community Land Trust Annual Fundraising Dinner

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tetherow, 61240 Skyline Ranch Rd.
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Support Affordable Housing in Bend By Attending the Kôr Community Land Trust Annual Fundraising Dinner Is affordable, sustainable housing something you can get passionate about? If so, please join Kôr Community Land Trust for their annual fundraiser in the Tetherow Basalt Room Thursday, March 9 from 6:00 pm to 9 pm. What better way to support local affordable housing than to feast on a wonderful 3-course meal, sip your favorite beverage, and listen to some fantastic local music. The fundraiser…

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$50 - $65

Living on a Few Acres Conference

March 11 @ 8:00 am - 4:45 pm
Deschutes County Fair & Expo, 3800 SW Airport Way
Redmond, OR 97756 United States
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Plan to attend this informative annual conference held on March 11, 2017 at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in Redmond. Improve your knowledge and acquire new skills by taking courses taught by experts in a variety of subjects. There is something for everyone, from urban gardeners and hobby farmers to ranch and farm business owners. This educational experience, presented by the Oregon State University Extension Service, is a successful collaboration of many Central Oregon agencies, sponsors, vendors and…

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The Health Effects of Climate Change

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Have you thought about how Climate Change might affect not just plants and animals, but people? As the climate changes, extremes of temperatures have created effects that are both anticipated and unpredictable. Many of these conditions are directly connected to human activity. Specific aspects of these consequences and possible solutions will be presented by Mary Ellen Coulter, MD in collaboration with Physicians for Social Responsibility. 6:30 p.m. social time/snacks, 7:00 program.

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Discover Nature Days – Snow Explorers

March 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Skyliner Lodge, 16125 Skyliners Road
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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The Children's Forest of Central Oregon has four great family programs coming up this spring! Presented by our partners, Discover Nature Days are free family events throughout Central Oregon that connect children and families to the wonder of nature. Join us for 2 hours of art, science, and play while learning about the natural world and exploring local parks. Saturdays, March-June, 10 am-12 noon March 18 Snow Explorers at Skyliners Lodge with Discover Your Forest.  Discover winter ecology and explore the forest…

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$12

Climate Change Trivia on Tap!

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Broken Top Bottle Shop, 1740 NW Pence Ln #1
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Trivia on Tap! An evening of fun at Broken Top Bottle Shop. Join us for food, drinks, climate themed trivia and a raffle all to benefit your local climate change non-profit; 350Deschutes. Saturday March 18th at 6 PM. $12.00 per person. Please register in advance. For more information visit 350Deschutes.org

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Clean Green Lobby Machine

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Oregon State Capitol, 900 Court St. NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Join OLCV and the Oregon Conservation Network for an important day at the State Capitol. Learn the ropes of the process, politics, and then lobby your own legislators on the 2017 Priorities for a Healthy Oregon. If we want our state to take meaningful action on climate change, protecting our wildlife and wild places, and ensuring a healthy Oregon, then we need your voice in Salem. RSVP today! Sign up at olcv.org for updates or follow online at facebook.com/oregonolcv.

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April 2017
$25 - $45

Salmon Run 2017: A Benefit for The Environmental Center

April 9 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bend Armory, 875 SW Simpson Avenue
Bend, OR 97702 United States
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Join the Journey! The 2017 Salmon Run beneficiary is The Environmental Center! In the past 5 years, over $6000 has been raised for our programs. Participate in one of Bend's oldest organized races for a GREAT cause! Are you a member of The Environmental Center? Email us for a discount code to use at registration! Celebrate the amazing expedition at the 29th Annual Salmon Run Each year, the mighty Salmon make an expedition of a lifetime back to their homes –…

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$20

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Bend, 97701 United States + Google Map

A fruit tree pruning workshop will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 1:00 - 3:30 pm in Alfalfa (east of Bend). Cost is $20.00 and is limited to 25 participants. Pre-registration and payment are required. Call the OSU/Deschutes County Extension Service at 541-548-6088 to register. Payment by cash or check written to OSU Extension Service, within 5 business days of registration is required. No credit card payments are available. Directions to the workshops will be sent to attendees…

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People’s Climate March

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Downtown Bend, Bend, OR 97701 United States + Google Map

Now more than ever, it is important to let people know that you believe that Climate Change is real! It's time to protect beautiful Oregon, the world and our quality of life! Let our politician's know that we want to transition towards a cleaner energy economy! Come down and show your support for a JUST TRANSITION to a CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY with NEW JOBS and JUSTICE for all! A fun, peaceful, family friendly time will be had with music and…

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June 2017

Ochoco Campout

June 23 - June 25

Spend a few days exploring the Ochoco National Forest. From our group camp we will take day hikes to some wonderful sights in the Ochocos. If you have not been here, there are geological wonders, great trees, amazing wildflowers. Watch for details on the Juniper Group web site.

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August 2017

Waldo Lake Campout

August 25 - August 27
Waldo Lake, OR United States + Google Map

Spend a few days exploring Waldo Lake. One of the most beautiful places in Oregon, Waldo Lake is motor-free and remains beautiful because of it. From our group camp we will take day hikes to explore the surrounding the area, and provide information about the geology and natural systems that keep this lake pristine. Kayaks and canoes are welcome! Watch for details on the Juniper Group web site: http://bit.ly/junipergroup

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