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777 NW Riverside Blvd
Bend, OR 97701 United States

May 2014

Birding for Pre-Schoolers Nature Walk

May 26, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd
Bend, OR 97701 United States

Join East Cascades Audubon Society leader Mary Yanalcanlin in Bend’s Drake Park for a birding and nature walk geared towards preschoolers. Meet near the middle of Drake Park by the restrooms at 10 AM.   A parent or responsible care-taker is required to accompany the child. For more information about this and other upcoming events of the East Cascades Audubon Society, visit their website.

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June 2014

Pride Week, Central Oregon Pride Festival

June 28, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd
Bend, OR 97701 United States

Noon - LGBT Music with MIX 100.7 12:30 - Chelsea Woodmansee, Emcee 12:40 - Dykes on Bikes - Portland Chapter Arrives 12:45 - Noah Stroup, No Talent, Talent Show, Contest Winner Sponsor: Stars & Rainbows 1:15 - Jenni Peskin & Student Show Case, Bend 2:00 - Shape Shifter, Belly Dancers Extraordinaire, Bend 2:15 - Jeremiah Clark, Singer/Songwriter, Portland Sponsor: Seven Restaurant & Nightclub 2:45 - "Love is in the Air" Marriage Equality Recognition 3:00 - Poison Waters & Friends, Portland…

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July 2014

July 4th Festival

July 4, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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The 2014 Old Fashioned July 4th Festival provides a full day of fun in Drake Park. After the Pet Parade in downtown, head down to the park to enjoy festivities from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. From live music to homemade arts and crafts, from old-fashioned games to foods galore, there are plenty of activities for all to enjoy. Learn more about the festival and all the fun happenings here.

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March 2015

Birding for PreSchoolers

March 10, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Monday mornings
Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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10:00 AM Monday mornings, Drake Park in Bend A birding and nature walk geared towards preschoolers but all ages are welcome.  Exploration, singing, finger plays, observation, learning, questioning...it's all part of a fun-filled hour on Monday mornings at Drake Park.  We meet near the middle of the park by the restrooms.  Parent or responsible care-taker is required to accompany child.  Come join us for the whole hour or feel free to leave early if necessary for your child's needs and…

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June 2015

Central Oregon Pride

June 20, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Join the 11th annual, and now traditional, Central Oregon celebration of our wonderful LGBTQ community. Starting with a two-table potluck in 2005, Central Oregon Pride had grown to a fabulous 1,500 person gathering in 2014. Let's make 2015's attendance even larger!

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June 2016

Central Oregon Pride 2016

June 25, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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This is the time of year when Central Oregon’s LGBTQ community and its allies come together to celebrate at Drake Park in Bend, Oregon. The year’s festival will be on June 25th from 12-6pm. Educational workshop lineup:  12 pm- Unpacking Gender by Basic Rights Oregon 1 pm- In Their Shoes: Empowering Our Community to Support LGBTQ Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault – by Saving Grace Imagine Life Without Violence 2 pm- LGBTQ Sexual Health – by Planned…

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January 2017

Bend Solidarity March

January 21, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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In solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington, and similar actions occurring throughout the nation, the Juniper Group of the Sierra Club will join a coalition of local groups and individuals to encourage your participation in the BEND SOLIDARITY MARCH on January 21. "This family-friendly event will highlight the power of  intersectional communities in resistance against hate, fear and oppression in all its forms. The recent election indisputably shows us that everything we value is under assault. We cannot stay silent, and we…

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June 2017

2017 Central Oregon Pride

June 24, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Pride is an incredibly important celebration each year to bring out the best in our community for fun, acceptance, and education outreach. This year, title Sponsor Subaru of Bend is proud to present “Disco On The Desert”! Emcee Poison Waters will titillate the crowd by bringing in our guest entertainment starting at 12:00 sharp. 12:00 – 12:30 Opening with Dykes on Bikes & Poisons opening words 12:30—1:15 Lady Dice 1:30 – 1:45 Resistas 1:45—2:45 MOWO 3:00—4:00 Alise King 4:00—4:30 Fashion show…

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January 2018

Central Oregon’s Women’s March for Action

January 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Anniversary event of the first Women's March. Get ready to take ACTION! 2018 will be an energized and fast paced year. A year ago, nearly 5,000 Central Oregonians marched to make a statement and feel the strength of our numbers!  This January 20th, we peacefully march again to remind ourselves of our commitment to making the world a better place, in solidarity with the official Women’s March anniversary event in Las Vegas as well as sister marches across the country…

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April 2018

March for Science Central Oregon

April 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd
Bend, OR 97701 United States

In 2017, more than one million people worldwide gathered together in the largest event for science advocacy in history.  In 2018, we unite again to hold our elected and appointed officials responsible for enacting equitable, evidence-based policies that serve all communities and science for the common good. March for Science Central Oregon will be held Saturday, April 14, 10am at the Drake Park Amphitheater. Interested in helping with the march? POPC will be hosting a volunteer meeting on April 7 from 12-2:30pm in the Downtown Bend Library Brooks Room to make signs and…

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January 2019

Central Oregon Women’s March

January 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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For the past two years an inclusive community of local partnerships has come together as the Central Oregon Women’s March to advance the equity of women. We march in solidarity with millions of others around the world to support and recognize women’s equality in all aspects of life and livelihood. We recognize that women’s voices must be heard and honored. We are an inclusive, respectful group that does not tolerate actions of hate, and we welcome all who share our…

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June 2019

Bend Pride 5K Run and Walk

June 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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$10 – $25

Out CentralOregon presents the first ever Pride 5K Run/Walk in Bend celebrating inclusivity and expanding on the Central Oregon Pride Festival. June 22nd events include: 5K festive course, followed by a Drag Dash (a short 100-200 meter ‘dash’ of fun and silliness), Spirit awards for Costumes, and finishes with raffles of awesome prizes donated by super cool local sponsors. The 5K route is from Drake Park along the Deschutes River to Farewell Bend Park, through the Old Mill & returns…

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Central Oregon Pride

June 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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This is an all inclusive event where we celebrate the diversity and the beauty within our community. People come from all around the nation, as well as some from other countries, to take part in this event. This event has been here for 15 years and continues to grow. It's the second largest pride event in the state of Oregon! Come connect with community, view awesome entertainment, and eat from amazing local food trucks.

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June 2020

Bend for Black Lives Matter

June 7, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Join a peaceful sit down protest in solidarity with the lives lost and the ones we must fight for. Bring masks, signs, and pictures. Keep in mind that this is a peaceful event. Do not incite violence or harm! Let’s set an example as a community.

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JUNETEENTH PEACEFUL PROTEST

June 19, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Through all forms of adversity, our communities organize in purpose, power, and action. Celebrate Juneteenth with Peaceful Protesting, Music, Peace, Love and Joy! What is Juneteenth? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3aQjTy328o&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR0EcRxfBWUdw6aSHpDL5fVxk2mFYsMe_da2al51zrN0NSvMBhT0ucVQVZo

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July 2020

Bike for BLM

July 4, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Show up. Spread the word. Bike/march/skate for equality.

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Know Your Rights

July 6, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Do the Work Study Group – In Person

July 23, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Embrace Bend’s Do the Work Study Group is a space for White people and other majority groups to explore race, racism, and White Supremacy without accidentally harming non-White or non-dominant groups in the process. Embrace Bend will facilitate discussion around a specific topic by journaling, sharing stories, and working through outside resources like books, articles, videos, etc. We encourage those interested in joining the group to first check out the Embrace Bend website at www.embracebend.com, where you will find a…

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August 2020

Community Vigil for our Neighbors

August 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Last Wednesday was a heavy, traumatic day for our community. Bend showed up and embodied love and solidarity alongside our immigrant neighbors. Join us to remember, reflect, and begin healing together through of stories, music, and naming our collective grief. Please orient yourself/your group around the physically-distanced origami butterflies placed in the grass. This is a peaceful, nonviolent event. Candles will be provided. Children are welcome. Please wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth.

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June 2022

Juneteenth 2022

June 18 @ 11:00 am - June 19 @ 5:00 pm
Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Central Oregon Celebrates Freedom Day! Join us on June 18th and 19th for fun, food, education and entertainment for the entire family! ALL are welcome to celebrate and learn at Juneteenth 2022, located at Drake Park!

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Bend Pride 5k Run/Walk 2022

June 25 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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OUT Central Oregon is thrilled to continue on 2019’s inaugural Bend Pride 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, June 25, 2022, in Drake Park. In association with the Central Oregon Pride Festival (Central Oregon Pride), we hope you join for this fun 5K run and walk that celebrates inclusivity and pride in our diverse community. The out-and-back course runs along the beautiful Deschutes River and through the Old Mill District. The event starts with the Pride 5K Fun Run/Walk*, followed by…

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Central Oregon Pride! June 2022

June 25 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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OUT Central Oregon is happy to announce Central Oregon Pride 2022 on June 25th – a celebration of Pride in the diversity of our LGBTQ+ community and allies. Expanding on 15 years of celebrating Central Oregon Pride, presented by Human Dignity Coalition, OUT Central Oregon brings Central Oregon Pride 2022 to Bend with new energy, focus, and commitment. Throughout the month of June, various events promoting inclusivity, visibility, and fun for the LGBTQ+ community, family, and friends are happening in…

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July 2022

First Bend Meetup: Fridays For Future

July 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Fridays for Future (FFF) is an organization created by Greta Thunberg to demand climate action all over the world. There is now an FFF group in Bend and we are looking for people to help organize and fight for our future!   We will be making protest signs, eating snacks, and getting to know each other! Make sure to bring supplies to make a sign and a snack to share if you can. Meet at Drake Park by the wooden…

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