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October 2016

Drive Less Challenge

October 1 - October 15
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JOIN THE CHALLENGE & WIN! OCT. 1-15 Discover healthy, green travel options for work, school and play that can save you money and time, plus add some fun into your daily routine. Join the Oregon Drive Less Challenge Oct. 1-15! Burn calories instead of gas by biking to work, or walking to the store. Divide the ride and the cost by carpooling or vanpooling. Take the bus and let someone else do the driving so you can listen to music,…

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Climate Change Solutions and Opportunities

October 3 - October 4
Mt. Bachelor Village Conference Center,
19717 Mount Bachelor Drive.
Bend, OR 97702 United States
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A Conference for Individuals, Businesses, & Government Speakers: Keynote and General Sessions: J. Rachel Shimshak, Executive Director, Renewable Northwest Michelle Crim: Planning & Sustainability, City of Portland Jeff Bissonnette, Executive Director, Oregon Solar Industries Industrial Association. How we’ll Reap the Benefits of Transitioning to a Clean Economy Jenna Tilt, Phd, Oregon State University, Overcoming Barriers to implementing Green Infrastructure in Desert Communities. Drive Oregon: How Electric Vehicles will Transform our World Michael Murphy, Meteorologist, NOAA National Weather Service,  Climate Assessments for…

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Wednesday Birders

October 5 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Nancy P’s,
1054 Milwaukee
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Meet up with others in our intrepid group for local birding. We meet at Nancy P’s Bakery on Newport Avenue just east of Newport Market in Bend. From there we depart on weekly half day or full day trips to venues in our area. Meet-up times are usually 7AM in the Spring and Summer and 8AM in Fall and Winter. Trip plans are posted on COBOL each week prior to the trip. Transportation is via carpool depending on who can…

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$85 - $95

All About ADUs

October 7 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Central Oregon Association of Realtors,
2112 NE 4th Street
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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The number of ADUs in Bend is on the rise! 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. Earth Advantage Brokers may also take an exam and earn the ADU Specialist designation in order to respond to increasing client demand for properties with ADU potential. The number of ADUs being developed in Bend is on the rise thanks to a recently approved measure by the…

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Whychus Creek Planting Party

October 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Whychus Canyon Preserve,
Sisters, OR 97756 United States
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Roll up your sleeves and help the Deschutes Land Trust plant native plants, trees and shrubs at the recent restoration site along Whychus Creek at Whychus Canyon Preserve. Get your hands dirty and have fun while improving key fish and wildlife habitat along Whychus Creek. The Land Trust and partners recently completed the construction phase of the restoration at Whychus Canyon Preserve, returning water to the lower meadow and Whychus Creek to it’s historic channel. Planting native trees and shrubs…

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Benham Falls Family Hike

October 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join Camp Fire for a family hike to Benham Falls. This is a perfect opportunity to get to know other Camp Fire families, and an informal opportunity to see what Camp Fire is all about. The hike to Benham Falls is an easy hike along the Deschutes River with stunning views all along the way. It is an out and back trail, so you can turn around at any time. All levels of hikers welcome! Information on directions for where…

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Wednesday Birders

October 12 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 26, 2016
Nancy P’s,
1054 Milwaukee
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Meet up with others in our intrepid group for local birding. We meet at Nancy P’s Bakery on Newport Avenue just east of Newport Market in Bend. From there we depart on weekly half day or full day trips to venues in our area. Meet-up times are usually 7AM in the Spring and Summer and 8AM in Fall and Winter. Trip plans are posted on COBOL each week prior to the trip. Transportation is via carpool depending on who can…

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Desert Conference

October 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship,
61980 Skyline Ranch Road
Bend, OR United States
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Desert Conference will bring landowners, conservationists, elected officials, scientists, outdoor recreationists, and engaged citizens to Bend for one day of panel discussions exploring shared solutions in managing our public lands. From sage-grouse plans to the management of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, we’ll use case studies to find common ground among varied views. Stay tuned for more info and registration details.

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$50

Jobs With Justice 6th Annual Awards Banquet & Fundraiser

October 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bend Senior Center,
1600 SE Reed Market Road
Bend, OR 97702 United States
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Each year Central Oregon Jobs with Justice takes an evening to join together and celebrate our labor and social justice communities. This year we will honor the work of individuals and organizations who have contributed significantly to economic fairness, racial justice, peace and human rights in our community.  Join us to support our community partners who are working for equality, human dignity and economic justice.

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$40 - $45

Faces of Farming 2016: A New Era

October 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elevation Culinary Restaurant,
2555 NW Campus Village Way
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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2nd Annual Locavore Event to Honor our Central Oregon Farming Community This will be an evening of artful and delicious surprise, designed to honor our food growers and makers. This event will include original artwork, a silent auction, local wine and beer, and small plates galore showcasing the bounty of local farms and ranches. The menu will be designed and prepared by Cascade Culinary Institute’s Elevation Restaurant. We believe in the power of the land and the people who cultivate…

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Biketoberfest

October 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ray’s Parking Lot,
NE Corner of SImpson Ave and Century Dr. OR United States
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COTA comes to you twice a year for a major trail work day and celebration. This is the big fall event with trail maintenance happening all over the COTA trails in Deschutes National Forest. We will meet at 9AM at the old Rays parking lot and disperse from there. After celebration with free food and beer at a TBD location. Work will last 3-4 hours so bring water and snacks to carry you until the after trail work shindig. Wear…

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$250

2016 Natural Areas Conference

October 18 - October 21
UC Davis Conference Center,
550 Alumni Lane
Davis, CA 95616 United States
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Join us in California for the 2016 Natural Areas Conference, which will explore strategies and tactics that resource and natural areas managers can employ to prepare for and respond to climate change. View our special Video Invitation from Conference Chair Hugh Safford for preview of coming attractions. The campus of the University of California-Davis will be the setting for this event, which will explore themes including connecting ecological restoration and adaptation, assisted migration, tree planting, prescribed fire and wildland fire use,…

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Wednesday Birders

October 19 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 26, 2016
Nancy P’s,
1054 Milwaukee
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Meet up with others in our intrepid group for local birding. We meet at Nancy P’s Bakery on Newport Avenue just east of Newport Market in Bend. From there we depart on weekly half day or full day trips to venues in our area. Meet-up times are usually 7AM in the Spring and Summer and 8AM in Fall and Winter. Trip plans are posted on COBOL each week prior to the trip. Transportation is via carpool depending on who can…

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Climbing Redwood Giants

October 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Environmental Center,
16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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A 45-minute National Geographic film. Local Sierra Club member Pat Grediagin, retired Forest Ranger, participated in the filming of this documentary and will share personal insights about these giant trees and her experiences working in the park. The film has spectacular cinematography and incredible footage of redwood forests, narrated by Peter Coyote.  Featured is Steve Sillett of Humboldt University who pioneered research during his hundreds of redwood climbs.  He’s deeply explored the towering canopies of redwoods and studied their unique ecosystems—who…

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$40.

Garden Educator Training

October 22 @ 9:00 am - October 23 @ 5:00 pm
The Environmental Center,
16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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We’re pleased to be able to offer this training for the first time in Central Oregon! The goal of the Grow Your School Garden Workshop Series is to strengthen and grow existing garden-based learning programs in Central Oregon through a 2 day educator workshop followed by 2 school garden tours and knowledge sharing sessions to kick off a local Garden Educator Network. This training is open to teachers, community educators, parents and volunteers who work in existing school or community…

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