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December 2016

Locavore Food School Presents: Beginning Beekeeping

December 8 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Central Oregon Locavore,
1841 NE 3rd St
Bend, 97701 United States
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Locavore Food School is a monthly, on the third Thursday of each month, offering of nutrition and cooking classes taught by volunteers and community members including farmers, local food producers, nutritionists, chefs and alternative health care practitioners. This is an introductory class for those looking to take up beekeeping. Topics covered will include beekeeping equipment, the different races of bees and where and when to get them. There will be a short discussion of the various types of bee hives,…

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December 10 @ 9:00 am - December 11 @ 5:00 pm
The Old Ironworks,
50 SE Scott St
Bend, OR 97702 United States
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CRAFT-O! Holiday Bazaar at The Old Ironworks Shop LOCAL and HANDMADE this season at the 6th annual Craft-O! Holiday Bazaar and visit super fantastic makers and artists in The Old Ironworks Arts District. PARKING & SHUTTLE INFO: Planning on hitting all of the awesome Holiday Markets this year? On Saturday, start at the Central Oregon Locavore Gift Faire, leave your car parked there and ride the free shuttle to Craft-O! and the Willow Lane Winter Market! ***Please DO NOT park…

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7th Annual Locavore Holiday Gift Faire

December 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship,
61980 Skyline Ranch Road
Bend, OR United States
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The 7th Annual Locavore Holiday Gift Faire is a locals favorite. Each year we host an ever expanding craft faire so you can meet your local artisans. The gift faire will feature over 60 vendors this year, (as we are absorbing the Craft-O contingent of vendors) who create unique, locally-made, hand-crafted gifts for everyone on your list. Food carts will be in attendance to sustain your shopping foray. This holiday season embrace sustainability by choosing to purchase LOCAL artisan items…

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New Swampy Ski Hut Grand Opening

December 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Come celebrate what our community built – the new Swampy ski hut! Bonfire at 11am, refreshments around noon. Hosted by the Central Oregon Nordic Club

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COTA Redmond Work Event

December 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
High Desert Sports Complex,
1859 NE Maple Avenue
Redmond, OR United States
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Weather permitting, we will install a new info kiosk at the High Desert Sports Complex. The new Kiosk will include an updated map with both projected and completed trail information. Please rsvp to redmondrep@cotamtb.com All COTA trail work events require the following safety measures; All participants must sign a waiver. All participants are required to have the following protective clothing and equipment: Sturdy shoes or boots Gloves Eye protection with clear or light colored lens Long pants Due to COTA’s…

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Human Dignity Coalition’s Our Night Out

December 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chi Chinese Sushi Bar,
70 NW Newport Ave.
Bend, OR United States
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Our Night Out is growing in size and popularity!  Once a small group of people getting together to celebrate with a beer, we are now so big in numbers that we need to start being creative with our new spaces each month! Join members of your community on December 22nd at Chi Chinese Sushi Bar at  70 NW Newport Avenue in Bend for good conversation and the joy of seeing old friends and meeting new friends in a casual, social…

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January 2017

OSU Master Gardener Program: Application Deadline

January 6, 2017

Applications for the OSU Master Gardener™ Program in Central Oregon are now available. The program targets individuals interested in becoming a trained volunteer who wants to learn and share research-based gardening information. Program starts with ten classes that meet on Saturdays from 9 am – 4 pm, January 14 – April 1, 2017 at the OSU Cascades campus in Bend and continues with hands-on training through September.  Applications must be received no later than January 6th. Cost will be $295.00…

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February 2017

Film Screening: Death by Design

February 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Old Stone,
157 NW Franklin Ave.
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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The Dirty Secret of Our Digital Addiction Join The Environmental Center at The Old Stone for a screening of Death by Design. Consumers love – and live on – their smartphones, tablets and laptops. A cascade of new devices pours endlessly into the market, promising even better communication, non-stop entertainment and instant information. The numbers are staggering. By 2020, four billion people will have a personal computer. Five billion will own a mobile phone. But this revolution has a dark side,…

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