Thursday, December 23, 2010

january art @ thump

january @ thump coffee

NEW EXHIBITS: "Sent from my iPhone" Photography by Carlos A. Perez, "Push" Skateboard Art

(Bend, OR) "Sent From My iPhone," an exhibit of cell phone photography, or "iPhonography," by Carlos A. Perez will be on exhibit throughout January at Thump Coffee in downtown Bend. The coffeehouse will also host an exclusive sneak preview of "Push" skateboard decks customized by dozens of local, regional and national artists. The skateboard artworks will be auctioned off to benefit the Division Street Skatepark Project.

"Sent From My iPhone" is a series of images captured on my iPhone and 'processed' on the iPhone, with no trips to a film lab or launching any professional digital photo editing software from my desktop computer," explains Perez.

"Before my iPhone, I would snap photos with my Nokia or one of other countless camera equipped mobile phones I've had over the years. This low-fi, disposable digital imagery captures fleeting, and sometimes drab moments."

A total of 180 images printed on postcards will be displayed approximately 60 at a time, and Perez will rotate them throughout the month.

Perez is "El Jefe" at Perez design, the graphic design studio that developed Thump Coffee's logo and branding. He is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University - School of Visual Arts with a degree in design and a minor in photography.

For more, visit

According to organizers, Push is modeled after a similar community skatepark project in Montana and inspired by Portland's famed Burnside skatepark and similar DIY parks. "Though we have lots of sun here in Central Oregon, a covered skatepark designed, built, and maintained by skaters without the help of the parks dept, or the city is the goal," say organizers.

Situated on Division Street under the Bend Parkway, the land is currently vacant and strewn with large boulders. The project crew, comprised of volunteers who have dreamt of such an opportunity for years, formed a 501(c)3 nonprofit in order to secure grants and funds for building the park, which has already won the support of the Oregon Department of Transportation. For more information on the skatepark project, go to

Thump Coffee is located in downtown Bend at 25 NW Minnesota Ave. For details, visit or call 541-388-0226.


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Great last minute holiday gift idea - limited edition sculpture by Andrew Wachs

Limited edition original Gift/Art sculpture by Bend artist Andrew Wachs, $99, available exclusively at Furnish in Bend. Contact Andy at 541.279.1230 or visit for purchasing info.  Happy Holidays!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Giant Loop Buckin' Roll test thrashing video - New tank bag for dirt bikes

Dave shot some video of our friend Jason on his 2007 Husqvarna TE450 with Clarke tank roosting single track with the Buckin' Roll Tank Bag.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

november @ thump coffee: first friday art walk with KC Lockrem, The Bittersweet Kitchen and Bend 'N Strings

Fri. 11/5 Open Late for 1st Friday Art Walk: Join us as we stay open late for the November Art Walk! We’re featuring the work of mixed media artist KC Lockrem, delicious desserts from The Bittersweet Kitchen, and Bend 'N Strings live music in the breezeway!

SPECIAL HOLIDAY HOURS: CLOSED Thur. 11/25th for Thanksgiving; OPEN @ 7am Fri. – Sun. 11/26-11/28.

Sat. 11/27 1:30pm Public Coffee Tasting w/ Special Guest: Digest your turkey dinner and get down to thump on Sat. for a special coffee tasting with former native Bendite and current coffee roaster for Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Adam Koehler. This is sure to be a fun, informal exploration of coffees from around the world, using the tasting and evaluation techniques of professional coffee cuppers.

Artists Needed to Adopt Mosaic Materials: Thump’s beautiful, colorful, cups and plates are loved and from time to time need to be retired. Instead of sending them to the landfill, we hang on to these chipped treasures and offer them up to those with a creative re-use idea in mind, like a mosaic! If you are interested in these cups & plates, please contact Hazel to arrange a time to pick them up. She can be reached at:

Traditional Cappuccino Happy Hour Every Friday 2:30-5:30: If you’ve never tried a traditional espresso drink – a doppio, macchiato or cappuccino – make sure to join us on Friday afternoons when we offer them 50% off! It’s a great way to cap the week and roll into your Friday evening.

Seasonal Eats
• Pumpkin and other Seasonal Tarts
• Pecan Pie Bars
• Amazing Hand Crafted Cupcakes (Wed. & Fri.)
• Gluten Free Lemon Ricotta Muffins
• Vegan Orange Almond Glazed Cakes
• Ginger Almond Dipping Cookies
• Assorted Panini Sandwiches

Seasonal Drinks
• Costa Rica Torres Villa Lobos Varietal, Direct Trade
• Maple Spice Latte
• Pumpkin Spice Latte
• Eggnog & Chainog Lattes
• Hot Caramel Apple Cider
• Organic/Fair Trade Loose Leaf Teas

2011 ONDA Calendars @ thump! Beautiful Oregon Natural Desert Association 2011 calendars featuring some of Oregon’s best landscape photographers are now available. When purchased here, 100% of the proceeds support ONDA’s efforts to protect public lands east of the Cascades.

Fall Road Trip? Thump Travel Mugs & T-Shirts!
We’re fully stocked – check out the display at the front of the shop.

If you Like us here, then Like us on Facebook!
Please check out thump’s Facebook page and become a fan! We, and our customers, post pictures and comments on café life at thump throughout the week. Go to:

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

11/9 Jackalope Grill - Tim's Supper Club "The Foods & Wines of Burgundy"

Tuesday, November 9
Tim's Supper Club: The Foods and Wines of Burgundy

This Tuesday, November 9, the Jackalope Grill will present its next installment of Tim's Supper Club. This Supper Club menu features the foods and wines of Burgundy. Essentially, Burgundy begins at Dijon and follows the Soane River to Macon. The villages along the Route des Grand Crus with names like Gevrey and Nuits Ste. Georges are memorable and picturesque.

The wines from this area range in quality from ordinary to unbelievably phenomenal. Names of areas such as Cote d'Or and Cote de Nuits conjure images of unbelievably expensive Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. For example, this afternoon you are able to purchase a bottle of 2005 Domaine de las Romanee Conti (DRC) Montrachet for more than $4,000 per bottle. The greatest red wines are similarly priced.

Oregon's wine connection to Burgundy is well known. In 1979, David Lett's 1975 South Block Pinot Noir placed in the top ten at the Gault-Millau French Wine Olympiades, and was rated the top Pinot Noir.  For this dinner, the Jackalope Grill has selected most of the wines from North America, so you can be a judge.

Oeufs en Meurette
poached egg in red wine sauce
Beringer Private Reserve Chardonnay 2007

Le Vrai Coq au Vin
chicken leg & thigh marinated in wine for 3 days then slowly braised
Whistling Dog NSV Pinot Noir 2007

Soupe de Courge Musquée
butternut squash soup

Filet de Chevreuil, Sauce Grand Veneur  
Pan roasted venison leg filet, truffled potato puree, sauce grand veneur
Frederic Magnien, Mercurey, France 2005

Plateau de Fromages
assorted cheeses
Chateau de Beauregard Beaujolais Villages 2005

Here are Chef Timothy Garling's notes on the evening's menu:
"The dishes I have selected are Burgundian specialties. I could not leave out the wonderful dish Oeufs en Meurette, which I first ate in Paris and then subsequently tried at restaurants in Beaune and Macon. This version of Coq au Vin (The True Coq au Vin), where the chicken is marinated in red wine for three or more days, approaches the traditional, however it is not marinated in a fine Pinot Noir and does not involve a rooster.

"Venison commonly appears on Burgundian restaurant menus in the Fall and Sauce Grand Veneur is one of the glories of French Cooking.

"Cheeses are important in Burgundy. Of all the AOC cheese made in Burgundy, Epoisses is probably the best known, but others include Langres and the Crottin de Chavignol.  Finishing a meal with a few morsels of cheese and the last of an evening's wine is a familiar complement to the rich and full-flavored foods of this area. Our selection might include these and perhaps a sample of one of Oregon's artisanal cheeses.

"If you are bringing your own wines, I would like to suggest a well-structured Chardonnay with very little oak and perhaps two types of Pinot Noir (one more "new world" than the other). We hope to see you here this Tuesday, November 9!"

Doors open at 5:00 pm. Cost is $41. Wines paired for this dinner are available for a $25 supplement. In addition, corkage fee is waived for this event.

Please make your reservation today, as space for this special dinner is limited. Call 541-318-8435.

Click here for menu PDF.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Fall Art Hop: Lisa Copenhagen Wachs at Thump Coffee

Thump Coffee will stay open late for the Fall Art Hop tonight, featuring the work of local artist Lisa Copenhagen Wachs, and delicious fall themed desserts from The Bittersweet Kitchen.

Tumalo artist Lisa Copenhagen Wachs returns to Thump Coffee this month with an exhibit of new oil paintings. The area’s surrounding abundance of wildlife and nature continue to inspire her artwork, which has been described as “Northwest Mystic” in style.

“‘Moment, Place, and Interaction’ is the heart of my visceral and studied glimpses of surrounding landscape, whether it’s still for the moment, moving, or I am moving or still enough to capture it,” says Copenhagen Wachs. “The inherent mystery and essential abstractness of nature will always fascinate me as a human and artist.”

Copenhagen Wachs has been a fixture on the local art scene for more than a decade. She works as a self-employed graphic designer and fine artist and has worked and lived in Portland, Oregon, San Francisco and Taos, New Mexico before settling in the Bend area in 1992. She paints primarily in oils and also works in mixed media collage/assemblage. She works in her Tumalo studio, which overlooks the high desert landscape.

see more at thump coffee's thumpology blog

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

9/9 noon: Ride Your Bike to Downtown Bend Bike Parking Dedication

Tomorrow, Thursday, September 9, noon to 3pm, 25 NW Minnesota (in front of thump coffee). Get on your bikes and ride!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Application Process Opens for Deschutes County College - Citizens encouraged to apply by August 20

Another great example of our Deschutes County government's effort to encourage citizen awareness and involvement. Nice! -hoc

Have you wondered how your county tax dollars are spent? Do you know what services Deschutes County provides to you? For the first time,
community members have an opportunity to enroll in Deschutes County College, a free and fun program aimed at educating the community about County government.

Deschutes County is committed to engaging the community in their county government and is providing citizens with an in-depth way to connect with the people and services of the County.

Deschutes County College will be held each Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. for eight consecutive weeks from September 14 through November 2. Each session will provide citizens with interactive programs and information about County services and the impact they have on their daily lives.

Participants must attend at least six or more sessions to graduate the program. People with little or no government experience are encouraged to attend. County College is a FREE program.

Sessions will include topics such as:
o Property assessment and taxation
o The Deschutes County's budget
o Public safety
o County governance & the policy making process
o Health services
o Road maintenance & solid waste
o Community development & land use planning
o Records & elections

Space is limited, an application and background check are required. Applications are due by Friday, August 20, 2010.

Get an application by contacting the Deschutes County Administration offices at (541) 330-4640, emailing or by visiting and clicking on "County College" on the home page under "Quick Links".


Anna M. Johnson
Public Communications Coordinator
(541) 330-4640 office
(541) 280-5263 cell
(541) 385-3202 fax
1300 NW Wall Street, Ste. 200
Bend, OR 97701

"Enhancing the lives of citizens by delivering quality services in a
cost-effective manner."

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Congrats Source "Best of" Clients & Friends

Congrats to my clients and friends at Thump Coffee (Best Coffee-three years running, Honorable Mention-Best Tea), Kebaba (Best Vegetarian, Best Ethnic, Honorable Mention-Best Casual Dining, plus Best Twitter) and Pizza Mondo (Best Pizza-13 years straight!) on the "Best of Central Oregon" honors in The Source Weekly's annual reader's poll! -hoc

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Jackalope Grill August Events: Foods of Provence, Women Tasting Wine, New Outdoor Seatin

Upcoming events and news for The Jackalope Grill. -hoc


Jackalope Grill Offering Outdoor Seating - Starting 8/10
Staring August 10, we will be offering outside seating. Come by and enjoy the beautiful summer evening weather! Seating available on a first come, first served basis.

Women Tasting Wine, Forgeron Cellars – Mon., 8/16
Marie-Eve Gilla, part owner and winemaker at Forgeron Cellars, received her Master's in enology/viticulture at the University of Dijon and has been making premium wines in the Northwest for more than 10 years. The August WTW seminar will feature Ms. Gilla and some of her truly remarkable wines, accompanied by Chef Tim's complementary food pairings.

"Forgeron" is French for blacksmith, as this winery/ tasting room was the former site of a blacksmith shop. The word "forgeron" also has a slightly different meaning in French, referring to artisans who build with their hands, combining experience with an extensive knowledge of their trade.

This is the vision that Marie-Eve Gilla, part owner and winemaker, brings to the winery each day, crafting complex, food-friendly wines from vineyards chosen for maturity and flavor profile.

WTW will meet on Monday, August 16, from 4:00-6:00, at Jackalope Grill. Cost is $45, and your payment is your reservation. For reservations and details, go to

Tim's Supper Club, Foods of Provence – Wed., 8/18
This month's Supper Club will explore the foods of Provence. Some of the dished included in this event will be soup, salad, Moules Provençale, roast lamb and, of course, dessert. The cost for this feast will be $42.00. Corkage fee waived for this event. Wine pairings will be available for an additional $17.00.

Jackalope Grill Open Mondays In September
During the month of September, we will be open on Mondays, with the exception of September 20, which is set aside for Women Tasting Wine.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

8/4 Bend Roots Community Forum/Free Mostest Show/KPOV Spotlight: The Hump Day Hash!

Dear Bend Roots Family:

Please help spread the word about the Bend Roots Community Meeting at the Hump Day Hash tomorrow 8/4.  

Now is the time to come together as a community, get organized, and deliver the greatest festival that has ever been conceived: Live, Inspiring Performing Arts For The People By The People In Bend, Oregon: The Bend Roots Revival

Check out the new site (Century Center), learn more about what you can do to help, share ideas and GROW THE ROOTS at the Bend Roots Revival TOWN MEETING 8/4 at 6 PM. Participating artists, their families and fans, hipsters, sponsors, KPOVers, and the community at large:  young and old...YOU ARE ALL INVITED! Tell your people...

Wendesday 8/4

AT THE NEW CENTURY CENTER (behind the new US Bank on 14th street in Bend)

This week WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4th: The Mostest is paired with 106.7 KPOV Bend Community Radio (this week's featured community action non-profit organization).

The event starts at 6 PM, is free, all ages and open to the public...with food and libations by Soupcon, El Sancho, Volcano Vineyards and Plum.


To get there from Parrilla Grill and The Victorian Cafe: head south on 14th Street (Century Drive) past Commerce Avenue, the Fruit Stand, and Spork which are all on the left (maybe 2 minutes in a car from The Victorian Cafe).Turn LEFT at the new US Bank and go to the parking lot directly ahead. There is a courtyard BEHIND the large reddish-marroonish building before you. This courtyard is the home of the Hump Day Hash every Wednesday through August, and home of the 2010 Bend Roots Revival.

Please pass this announcement along to your people.
Thanks much for your continued support.
All the best!

Mark (541) 390-2940

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

6/4 First Friday at BICA

Bend's only gallery devoted exclusively to independent contemporary artists - no "tourist art" here! -hoc


New Exhibit showing thru June 2010, ‘Departure Point’ featuring bold, abstract landscapes by Portland Artist Kentree Speirs. Continuing thru June, ‘Mixed Media’ a collection of paintings by Justyn Livingston and Randy Redfield. First Friday Artist Reception, June 4, 5-8 PM. Come meet the artists and enjoy drinks and eats.

Kentree Speirs paints from an instinctive response to the natural world. The feelings he experiences in wilderness settings act as a compass; as they are dynamic and real. He strives for this aliveness in his art, appreciating the sweeping gestural paint strokes, thickly applied, as much as the thin translucent layering. Organic shapes predominate in a delicate balance of serendipity and intention creating a provocative assemblage of color and form.

Randy Redfield has been collected for over 30 years. His recent paintings titled “New Worlds” are very active renderings mixing the use of oil, acrylic, pencil and spray paint creating a surface full of information about the paint. The compositions all follow the theme of 'places in space' almost planet like shapes following an orbit into their own creation. Some resemble landscape others more of a riotous array of color intersecting with hand drawn lines that create a "quiet but tense moment”

Justyn Livingston approaches a blank panel without any particular imagery in mind. However, there is a particular emotion or impulse upon beginning, which may or may not be carried forward. Through the movement and layering of materials and colors, the painting ‘comes to’ on its own with an underlying meditative quality; an unfettered focus she experiences in this process. It is this unexpected and cathartic exploration which motivates her to paint.

BICA Gallery | 2748 NW Crossing Drive Suite 130 | located in NorthWest Crossing | Bend | 541.788.4623 |

6/12 Let's Pull Together - Community Noxious Weed Pull

Fishing in Montana made me realize how important it is to take invasive weeds seriously. Some river banks there have become completely choked with Knap Weed. Let's keep this from happening to Deschutes County! -hoc

Noxious weed pull events begin Saturday, June 12 and continue through June 19 during Noxious Weed Awareness Week. Called Let's Pull Together, the annual weed pull events will help to preserve Central Oregon's ecosystem from noxious weeds while offering a time for the community to connect afterward at a free BBQ lunch. 

Let's Pull Together is a countywide noxious weed-pulling event. Participants include neighborhood and homeowners associations, city and county government and boards, park and school districts, utilities, private and public entities, businesses and incredible volunteers. All events are family-friendly. 

After the weed-pulling events, all volunteers are welcome to feast at the complimentary volunteer appreciation BBQ lunch, held in each participating community (Bend, Redmond, La Pine, Prineville, and Sisters). Festivities include entertainment and great prizes. 

Noxious weeds are non-native invasive species that threaten the ecosystem. They not only crowd out native plants, but they starve wildlife, use water and create allergens. Noxious weeds also provide tremendous ladder fuels that can radically change the speed and fury at which wildfires burn. 

The Deschutes County Weed Advisory Board and Let's Pull Together event organizers sponsor annual weed pulls. In recent years, the weed pulls have been some of the best-attended community service projects in the county. We are hoping for another good turnout. So, Let's Pull Together!

For more information about weed pull locations and how to participate, please visit the Let's Pull Together event web site at  or contact event coordinator Cheryl Howard at or (541) 815-5558. 

For assistance and information about noxious weeds, please visit the Deschutes County web site at or contact Vegetation Manager Dan Sherwin at (541) 322-7135.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Mixed Media Beard & Mustache Competition at Thump Coffee

Already hanging entries at thump - come by and check them out! -Harold

Thump Coffee Mixed Media Beard & Mustache Competition

* Use the provided face template to bring your bearded/mustachioed person
to life.
* Embellish with color, texture, whatever materials you see fit.
* Make sue to give your character and his/her exceptional hair feature a
* All entries due on or before Sunday, May 30, 4pm. Bring it in and clip
it up!
* Entries will be judged by members of Bend's COMBS club.
* All entries will be on display at Thump through Sunday, June 6.

First place wins $25 in free drinks at Thump, plus a feature on Thump's
Facebook page (

Age Group Categories:

Winners will be contacted by phone or email, so make sure to fill out the
back. We won't use this info for any other purpose.

Please retrieve your art after the competition between Monday, June 7 and
Friday, June 11.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Most important thing an SMB can do to improve organic traffic?

It's all about the words + ideas! -hoc
(excerpt from interview with Bryan Eisenberg, co-founder of the Web Analytics Association)

Q: What is the most important thing an SMB can do to improve organic traffic?

A: Focus on regularly producing relevant, timely and engaging content that meets the buying needs of your target market. Spend time every day tweaking and continuously improving the visitor experience on your website. If you build a reputation for quality and  relevant content you will get the traffic and conversions you are after.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Central Oregon Trail Alliance’s 11th Annual Spring Fling: Community Trail Party

Trail users - here's your chance to pitch in and contribute back to our famed Central Oregon trail system. -hoc

Bend, Oregon, Saturday, May 22nd, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Bend, OR May 22nd, 2010

Central Oregon Trail Alliance is looking for volunteers for the 11th annual Spring Fling work party. This event will be held at Wanoga Sno-Park on May 22nd, 2010. Meet up at the old Mt. Bachelor park and ride at 9:00 a.m. to sign waivers and get into a trail crew, then enjoy a breakfast provided by REI. We will then carpool from the parking ride to the trail projects. This community effort will focus on expanding this new trail network, with an emphasis on maintaining existing trails and expanding new ones. Come join COTA to help in expanding this new riding area. Show up in pants and long sleeves, and bring gloves, eye protection and a helmet. Children under 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. COTA will supply tools, direction and refreshments. Bring your friends and family to help contribute.

Those of you who have ridden the Wanoga trail system realize the potential of this terrain and these trails, but upkeep, maintenance, and further improvements are needed to keep this area running all season long. Trail work will go on from 9:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. then there will be an after party at Pine Mountain Sports, with a barbeque and a raffle. So come on out on May 22nd , with nothing more than a positive attitude and motivation to contribute to the improvement of this new and expanding trail system. We'll see you there! For more information, and/or directions visit us at

Thursday, May 6, 2010

6/1 Deadline: Photo Submissions for ONDA's 2011 Wild Desert Calendar

Some of Oregon's best photographers donate their shots to this effort every year. -hoc

There's still time to submit your photos for ONDA's 2011 Wild Desert Calendar. Each year ONDA produces a beautiful full-size calendar with photographs taken by people like you. The chosen photos will be put into our calendar, which we plan to release in August, 2010.

We are looking for photos of some of Oregon's most unique and solitary high-desert landscapes:

High priority areas are:

1. Badlands Wilderness Area
2. Alder Springs or Steelhead Falls WSA
3. South Fork Crooked River WSA
4. Owyhee Canyonlands
5. Bully Creek/ Malheur River
6. Gerry Mountain WSA
7. Spring Basin Wilderness Area
8. John Day River, especially Cathedral Rock & Horse Heaven Proposed Wilderness
9. Sutton Mountain & Pat's Cabin WSA
10. Native wildlife/wild flower photos
11. Hart Mountain Refuge
12. Area between Hart Mountain and Sheldon Refuge

Here are the submission guidelines:
Please submit no more than 10 of your highest quality photographs. The guidelines for submission are as follows:

Transparencies: 35mm, 2 1⁄4, 6x7 or 4x5.
Digital images: Minimum 300dpi 9"x12" images in .tiff format
Mandatory: include printed proof sheet(s) with 2"x3" (or larger) thumbnail images for digital submissions.

Please send large-scale, horizontal, landscape images (which may include people as small elements) for the large (9x12) full-page sheets, and smaller scale vertical or horizontal (details of flowers, wildlife, etc.) for the inset images on the calendar grid. Be sure that a description of each photograph is provided, either on the photograph itself, or on a separate sheet with corresponding numbers.

The calendar will be printed in CMYK, which has a smaller color gamut than the RGB palette. Therefore please be conservative with saturation increases and do not sharpen files.
Please include a self-addressed envelope with your submission to ensure proper protection and return of your images.

Please submit images by no later than June 1st, 2010. Images can be submitted to:
c/o Calendar Images
33 NW Irving Ave
Bend, OR 97701
OR Email

For questions contact ONDA at (541) 330 2638 or

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Bike Films Wanted: Bend Bicycle Film Festival, May 22

Just got this from my friend Renee Davidson at Grassroots PR. Let your light shine! -hoc

Bike Films Wanted for Bend Bicycle Film Festival Second Annual Event May 22

BEND, Ore. – Local filmmakers and photographers are invited to submit their films for consideration in the second annual Bend Bicycle Film Festival, slated for May 22. The fundraising event is part of a full weekend of biking activities, including a Volunteer Trail Work Party for Central Oregon Trail Alliance, followed by a BBQ and Awards Ceremony.

"Last year, we raised $3,500 for Central Oregon Trail Alliance and the Bend Cycling Club, and we debuted a full-length mountain biking feature film," said Paul Lissette, festival organizer. "This year, we're going 100% local, and we're hoping to beat last year's fundraising amount."

To that end, the Bend Bicycle Film Festival has issued a 2010 Call for Submissions. To be considered for the Bend Bicycle Film Festival, the short film must have something to do with cycling, and it must have a local connection, however tenuous. Artistic and "outside-the-box" submissions are encouraged.Submission guidelines have been posted to the organization's website.

This year's event will be held on Saturday, May 22 at the Tower Theatre. The second annual Bend Bicycle Film Festival will benefit Central Oregon Trail Alliance and Bend Endurance Academy. Event sponsors include Pine Mountain Sports, 92/7 FM and Cog Wild. The 4:00 p.m. showing is open to all ages, and doors open at 3:15. The 7:00 p.m. show is 21 and over only, and doors open at 6:15. Both shows will feature 2.5 hours of films, with a 20-minute intermission. For more information about the Bend Bicycle Film Festival, visit


Friday, April 9, 2010

April Events at The Jackalope Grill: 4/12 Tim's Supper Club, 4/19 Women Tasting Wine, Mother's Day and more

The latest doings at the Jackalope Grill. -hoc

Monday April 12, Tim's Supper Club
For this event, we will provide selected hors d'œuvres at special pricing. In addition, we have waived our corkage fee. Doors open at 5:00. Cost is $39.

~ Menu ~
Salade de Saison
salad of seasonal greens
Côte de Veau Grillée
grilled fourteen-ounce Provimi veal chop, sun-dried tomato polenta and shitake mushroom hunter sauce
a selection from our menu including tiramisu
Wine Suggestions
A medium-to-full bodied pinot noir, such as the 2006 Whistling Dog Momtazi Vineyard Pinot Noir or a medium to full bodied Chianti, such as the 2006 Frescobaldi Chianti Rufina Nippozano Riserva.

Monday, April 19, Women Tasting Wine
We welcome Dena Drews and Ernie Pink of Amalie Roberts Estate.

Sunday, May 9, Mother's Day
The Jackalope will be open and seating for dinner service from 3:00 to 7:00.

Sunday, May 30, Memorial Day Weekend
We will be open at 5:00 for regular dinner service.

For reservations and details, call 541-318-8435 or visit the Jackalope Grill's Blogalope.

Friday, April 2, 2010

5/25 PDXchange: Horse Feathers + Sweet Harlots

Great new concert series teams Portland and Central Oregon bands for Tower Theater shows #inbend. Horse Feathers is in regular rotation here on my office stereo!


You may or may not know that Henry Abel is starting a series of concerts at the Tower Theatre and calling it the PDXchange program.  These concerts will feature Portland bands and also incorporate local bands and musicians (hence the "exchange" piece).  The first concert, Horse Feathers, will take place on May 25th and feature several members of the Central Oregon Symphony.  

Recently, Horse Feathers was featured on OPB's Oregon Art Beat, and I've included the link below:

You can purchase tickets here:

The Sweet Harlots will be opening for them accompanied by Jenny Harada of the Moon Mountain Ramblers.  You can hear some of our music here:

And finally, you can find out more about the PDXchange Program and upcoming shows by visiting the PDXchange Facebook page or going to:

Amy Mitchell

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Central Oregon Ttrail Alliance (COTA) Upcoming Events

If you love our trails, then love them back! -hoc

COTA Upcoming Events

The COTA calendar is filling up fast. Mark your calendars now for your event(s) of choice. Trail work is just never done.

Saturday, March 20th at 9:00 am - Maston Work Party! Meet at Trinity Bikes in Redmond at 9am. Work hard and then at 1pm head back to Trinity Bikes for a BBQ!

Friday, April 16th to Sunday, April 18th - Trails Skills College at Cascades Locks training*

Saturday, April 17th, 9am to 2pm - Sunnyside / COTA Work Party at Storm King

Saturday, April 24th - Lair Build Day

Saturday, May 8th - Drainage and Dirt Work training by our very own Chris K and Paul T.*

Friday, May 14th to Sunday, May 16th - Westfir Training*

Saturday, May 22nd - Spring Fling - Wanoga

Friday, June 4th and Saturday, June 5th -Allingham training*

Sunday, June 27th - FIRST WANOGA MTN BIKE RACE - Pickett's Charge

Saturday, October 9th - Biketoberfest

*Want to go a step further in your trail building/maintenance skills. These sessions are a must to take your trail building / maintenance skills to the next level.

NOTE: Click Here for more details on any of the above events or for a reminder of Trail Work requirements:

Hope to see you at one or all of our upcoming events!


Central Oregon Trail Alliance

Monday, March 15, 2010

Jackalope Grill: St. Patrick's Day Feast, Easter Dinner, Cooking Class, Women Tasting Wine

Now you have St. Patrick's Day plans! -hoc


March & April Events at The Jackalope Grill

Tim's Supper Club: St. Patrick's Day Feast,
March 17
Presenting a Saint Patrick's Day Feast of Dublin Salad, Corned Beef, Champ (mashed potatoes with creamed spring onions), Buttered Cabbage, Grandma Collins' Chocolate Cake with Fresh Strawberries and Clotted Cream. for $22.00. Corkage fee will be waived for this event.

Women Tasting Wine: Sineann Wines
Monday, March 15
The cost is $45. Your payment is your reservation.

Cooking Class, "Soups & Sauces"
Monday, April 12
Soups and Sauces will be the focus of this class, taught by Chef Tim at the Jackalope Grill. Dinner is included.
Cost is $50.00
per person. Make your reservation now, because these classes always fill up quickly!

Easter Dinner
Sunday, April 4
The Jackalope will be open from 3:00-7:00pm.

Reserve our private dining room for your meeting or party. Let us prepare a special menu just for you. Reservations: 541-318-8435

Friday, March 12, 2010

Deschutes County Commission on Children & Families Seeks Community Feedback

Our youth need your voice. -hoc

The Deschutes County Commission on Children & Families (CCF) seeks
community feedback about issues relating to children, youth and
families. Feedback gathered through a quick on-line survey with be
used to improve public prevention services in Deschutes County. The
community may take the survey before April 1.

Designed with everyone's busy schedule in mind, the "5-Minutes for
Families Survey" includes questions about juvenile crime, family
violence, affordable housing, access to health services, child abuse,
childcare availability, family homelessness, poverty and more.

Community input will be used to help create the Juvenile Crime
Prevention Plan and the Community Plan. The plans will help staff
decide which prevention programs and services are needed in Deschutes

The Juvenile Crime Prevention Plan will be forwarded to the Governor's
Juvenile Crime Prevention Advisory Council in April.

To access the survey please visit .

Hard copies of the survey are also available on the CCF website at
and the Juvenile Community Justice website at
and must be returned to the CCF office by Wednesday, March 31.
Mailing instructions are on the
survey hard copies.

For more information about the "5-Minutes for Families Survey", please
contact Deschutes County Program Development Specialist Diane Treadway
at (541) 385-1405. ##

Thursday, March 4, 2010

3/14 Music in Public Places - Proteus Chamber Players

This should be a great, free concert #inbend! I'm taking the kids, for sure. -hoc

Music in Public Places
♪♪ free concert ♪♪

Proteus Chamber Players
Brass • Winds • Percussion • Strings • Piano
Members of the Central Oregon Symphony

Sunday, March 14, 2010 4:00 pm

Wille recital Hall in the new campus center on NW college Way cOcc, Bend campus No tickets needed, Doors open at 3:30 p.m.

A Musical Journey through Time with the Ancient, the Old and the New Featuring music by Catel, Mozart, Gabrieli and Warlock

Presented By Central Oregon Symphony Association
For more information:

cOSa is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
this program funded in part by a grant from the Deschutes cultural coalition.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Pyramid Beach Productions' "Atro-City Sleepers" Selected for 2010 Indie Music Video Festival

My friend and college roommate Douglas Magnuson recently blended his mad art skills (he's an accomplished painter who taught at NYC's School of Visual Arts and traveled the world as an assistant to American modern painting icon Frank Stella) and his filmmaking prowess into a freshly original rock music video for NY band The Netherlands. He also won the Music Video category at this year's Festivus Film Festival in Denver, and this is the latest honor - the first of many more to come. -hoc


"THE ATRO-CITY SLEEPERS" has been selected for the lineup of the 2010 INDIE MUSIC VIDEO FESTIVAL

an international touring fest that will include:

Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary,Chicago,Montreal, Toronto,Los Angeles,Austin,and St. Catherines and more...

schedule and dates coming soon...

for more info:

d magnuson

Thursday, February 25, 2010

2/27 CASA "Basket of Hope" - Stand Up For An Abused & Neglected Child

Please help spread the word! Court Appointed Special Advocates are unpaid volunteers who stand up for our local kids who most need someone to care and lobby for their best interests in the legal system. Support this important organization's work in our community while enjoying an afternoon of fun, food and music. -hoc

CASA Basket of Hope February 27, 2010
11 am to 4 pm
The Riverhouse Convention Center

Free Admission

Live Music Featuring:
Shireen Amini • Tyler Fortier • Leif James • Joe Shulte

Free Tastings & Discount Coupons
from local restaurants, breweries, wineries and merchants

Kids Play Station Featuring:
Kiddoz Indoor Play Center

Humane Society of Central Oregon
pets available for adoption

Raffle Gift Baskets
and a surprise Silent Auction item

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Central Oregon Photographer Charlie Borland Launches Pro Nature Photographer

Longtime friend and colleague Charlie Borland just launched a new online venture,! Great photos and info about the art and craft of being a professional nature photographer. Break a leg, Charlie! -hoc

Dear Friends and Colleagues-
I am pleased to announce the launch of Pro Nature Photographer ( the online community site dedicated to the business of outdoor and nature photography.
Our missions is to discuss all aspects of the business such as pricing and negotiation, marketing and self promotion, profiles of established pros and their work. Any and all aspects of the business including photographers, stock agents, photo editors, and more. We will also cover the lifestyle, techniques, some posts on gear, favorite places, and other photographers projects.
If you are in this part of the business we probably have you on our list of potential interviews. We will also welcome guest posts and happily pitch your products, workshops, books, and anything else in trade.
If you have a moment please check us out.
All the best!
Charlie Borland

Thursday, February 18, 2010

3/1 Jackalope Grill Cooking Class "Do it yourself guide to the $6.00 Filet"

Chef Tim's cooking classes are back! These always sell out and there's
limited availability - sign up now to learn from classically trained
Chef Timothy Garling. -hoc

Monday March 1: "Do it yourself guide to the $6.00 Filet"

Chef Tim's first cooking class of the new year will focus on how to
trim your budget when purchasing and prepping filet mignon.

You will be shown the proper way to successfully trim and portion
out a filet mignon which in turn will help save you lots when serving
this wonderful meat. Tim will also teach you how to prepare three
delicious sauces to accompany your filet. Following the cooking class
will be dinner.
Cost is $50.00 per person.

To sign up for this class, please contact Kathy at 541-318-8435.

Happy Cooking!
Kathy,Tim and the Jackalope Staff
Reservations: 541-318-8435

2/21: Vima Lupwa Homes celebration, music project

We hope to see you this Sunday [Feb 21st] at our Donor and Friends Thank You Celebration from 2-4 pm at the Sons of Norway Hall (549 N.W. Harmon Blvd. in Bend). Please come, see pictures and talk with us about the project and all you have helped to accomplish. This is not a fundraising event, just a chance for the board of directors to personally thank you and answer any question.  There will be free deserts, coffee from Strictly Organic , music by Traditional Flamenco Guitarist Milo Estradagreat, and complimentary massages by Benjamin Curtis.

We are excited to tell you about our music project in the community of Luanshya in Zambia. Where our objective is to foster in the children a way to express themselves through music. We are collaborating with local musicians to teach classes and offer workshops. Pleae check out our attached flier :)

Look forward to seeing you!
Malerie, Marlena and the VLH board.
1550 NW Galveston
Bend OR 97701

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

ONDA: Steens Mtn. Wind Power Development

Just in from ONDA. -hoc


You may have already read The Oregonian's article from February 7th, "Oregon's Steens Mountains Could Soon have Wind Farms". If you haven't read it yet, take a look HERE.

ONDA whole-heartedly supports responsible renewable energy development in Oregon. However, we believe renewable energy facilities, such as industrial-scale wind energy generation projects and associated transmission towers and lines, need to be sited with the utmost care to ensure that accumulating impacts are limited. In this way, Oregon can create an energy economy that is truly sustainable. Please read ONDA's report "Oregon's High Desert and Wind Energy."

Please take the time to submit comments to the Energy Facility Siting Council and the Governor's Office asking them to create rules defining a "single energy facility" so that large projects cannot be broken down on paper into smaller parts.

Contact details:

Governor Ted Kulongoski
160 State Capitol
900 Court Street
Salem, OR 97301-4047
Via email c/o Mike Carrier:

Tom Stoops, Council Secretary
Energy Facility Siting Council
Oregon Department of Energy
625 Marion St. NE
Salem, OR 97301-3737
Via email:

The proposed Echanis, East Ridge and West Ridge generation sites in Harney County are three adjacent sites, proposed by a single developer, with shared infrastructure, and which would use a single transmission line to export the generated power from the mountain, compel the conclusion that these sites must be treated as a single 312-megawatt facility rather than three separate projects just under 105-megawatts each. 

Under current State rules smaller, less complex developments (below 105 megawatts) are permitted at the county level while larger, more complex developments (105 megawatts and above) are permitted by the State Energy Siting Council. The developers of the proposed Steens wind farms have abused the rule by breaking their proposals into artificially small segments on paper, proposing side-by-side 104 megawatt facilities that are part of the same larger project but would avoid the need to go through the Council's permitting process.

Projects that fall under the Council's jurisdiction undergo a comprehensive permitting process. The Council studies proposals' viability, economic impacts, impacts to public services, recreation and the environment, and whether the energy generated will be available to Oregonians or sold out of state. The state process also allows Oregon's Department of Fish and Wildlife to require mitigation for potential habitat damage.

A hearing on this rulemaking will be held in March, the date to be announced. Look for another email from us when the date is set or check the Energy Facility Siting Council website for dates and locations. 
Thank you for your support,
Brent Fenty 

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

2/5 First Friday BICA Gallery

BICA Gallery features metal sculptor Andrew Wachs, abstract mixed
media artists JoEllyn Loehr, ALXSw, Craig Davidson and Colleen
Dougherty. 2748 NW Crossing Drive Ste. 130. 541.788.4623
. First Friday opening reception, February 5, 2010 5-9 pm. Meet the
artists and enjoy drinks and eats.

Wachs is a local designer and fabricator of architectural metal work,
furniture and fine art. For his current body of work, Wachs revisits
his Columnar Basalt inspired relief panel series fabricated from sheet
steel. This new work is derived from the many bands of hanging basalt
he has studied throughout Central and Eastern Oregon.

Loehr will exhibit various bold abstract paintings ranging from
smaller 24x24 works to large scale 48x60 works. Loehr's process is to
allow marks, colors, and shapes to accumulate, be modified, and often
erased by abrasion or layering, and over time, a working surface is
built, destroyed, and rebuilt. There is a balance between finished and
raw, dull and bright, areas of gestural activity and areas
of calm, between grace and awkwardness. ALXSw (Alexis West) will be
exhibiting new abstract mixed media works that are bold in color and
striking in depth. She will also display 3 large paintings that were
shown at the 2009 Biennale de'l Arte Contemponarea, in Florence,
Italy, this past December. She was one of twenty international
artists awarded the President's Award from over 800 participating
artists. Congratulations Alexis! Davidson is a graphic designer and
painter living in the flatlands of Minnesota with his wife and
daughter. His most recent paintings measure from 60 x 60" to 16 x 20"
and are painted in oil and latex on canvas. His working process often
begins in response to an initial series of marks, a field of color, or
the relationship of shapes — all are entry points that generate
content, and expand into more complex imagery that unfolds and
changes. Because of this continual exploration of insertion and
omission, the surfaces of his work become heavily layered which
simultaneously conceals and reveals previously completed compositions,
akin to a pentimento effect. Dougherty will be displaying a
continuation of her metallic and patina series. Her works reflect her
attraction to aged metals that are weathered due to natural elements.
She recreates the aging process on canvas, allowing for patina greens
and blues to react to the metal within the paints, creating depth and

Gallery hours:
Thursday - Saturday 12 - 6 pm and by appointment. Show runs thru the
end of March.

Ride the GREEN ENERGRY BUS between NWX, Downtown and The Old Mill.

Friday, January 29, 2010

ONDA News: Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, introduce legislation for two new wilderness areas in Oregon’s high desert

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 28, 2010

Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, introduce legislation for two new
wilderness areas in Oregon's high desert

The Cathedral Rock and Horse Heaven Wilderness Act of 2010 was
introduced today by Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Jeff Merkley(D-
Ore.). This proposed legislation will consolidate land ownership and
protect 16,400 acres of new wilderness along the John Day River. The
Cathedral Rock and Horse Heaven Wilderness Areas would encompass
dramatic basalt cliffs and rolling hills of juniper, sagebrush and
native grasses, along with a hidden pine forest. The area offers
world-class opportunities for outdoor recreation as well as crucial
wildlife habitat for elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep and native fish
such as salmon and steelhead trout.

This proposal is a collaboration between diverse groups of
stakeholders, including Young Life, a Christian youth organization
that owns and operates nearby Washington Family Ranch, local ranchers,
and the Bend-based Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA). The
proposal has been endorsed by Jefferson, Wasco and Wheeler Counties,
local businesses, and the Redmond Chapter of the Oregon Hunters

Forrest Reinhardt, an independent consultant helping assemble the
landmark legislation, stated that the benefits of this proposal are
twofold. "Obviously, with thousands of teens visiting Washington
Family Ranch each year, safety is a top priority. Consolidation of
public and private land will reduce the number of hunters who wander
on to camp property." Reinhardt went on to say, "The reduction of
private and public land fragmentation also promises to improve land
management and add thousands of acres for public access and
recreational opportunities."

The effort will specifically expand access for boaters and anglers by
transferring nearly five miles of the Wild and Scenic John Day River
into public ownership. This will expand fishing, hunting, camping and
hiking opportunities for the public in the area. John Crafton of the
Redmond chapter of Oregon Hunters Association, said, 'It is
tremendous. This proposal expands a few thousand acres of usable
public lands into over 16,000 acres, and that is a huge benefit for
wildlife because it creates wintering grounds for game animals where
they are left alone to winter naturally."

Under the proposal, BLM is positioned to receive approximately 8,821
acres in exchange for 12,323 acres going to Young Life, with two other
land owners also taking part in the land swap. The larger acreage
going to private landowners is due to BLM receiving river frontage
along the John Day River, which comparatively has much greater value.
The equal-value exchanges will be subject to an appraisal. "In the
end, it's really about protecting this amazing place for future
generations and for native fish and wildlife like wild salmon and
steelhead," said Aaron Killgore of the Oregon Natural Desert

Contact information:

Gena Goodman-Campbell, Oregon Natural Desert Association, 541-330-2638

Forrest Reinhardt, Young Life, (949) 400-1778

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

1/31 Oregon Arts Commission Deadline for Next Round of Arts & Cultural Tourism Grant Program

Oregon Arts Commission Announces Deadline forNext Round of Arts &
Cultural Tourism Grant Program
Applications due January 31, 2010

The Oregon Arts Commission announces that applications for its Arts &
Cultural Tourism Grant program will be accepted from Oregon arts
organizations and units of local governments through January 31, 2010.

The Oregon Arts Commission established the Cultural Tourism Grants to
support projects and partnerships that advance arts-based cultural
tourism activities. The program, part of the Commission's Creative
Oregon Initiative, fosters stronger links between the arts, culture,
the tourism industry and local economic development.

The program supports activities undertaken by arts or tourism groups –
and especially projects in which both collaborate – designed to
increase tourism motivated entirely or in part by the arts-related
offerings of a community or region. By attracting Oregonians and non-
residents, Commission-funded projects increase the economic benefit of
cultural tourism to communities, regions and the entire state.

Proposed projects may enhance an existing cultural tourism project or
fund a new initiative. Grants in 2009 supported a variety of projects
including the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's "Stay Closer, Go Further,"
marketing program, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art's marketing of
The World Harmony Project, a four-day festival to attract visitors to
the wealth of arts, culture and heritage resources on the University
of Oregon campus, and the expansion and promotion of Miracle Theatre's
critically acclaimed annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
celebration into the Seattle metro market. Additional support went to
the Oregon Symphony to develop "Instant Outlet," a fast, easy and
online Oregon Symphony ticketing system, for the exclusive use of
Travel Oregon staff and select hotel concierges, to PICA for a
marketing campaign targeted to specific west coast media markets for
travel to PICA's seventh annual Time-Based Art (TBA) Festival and to
the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show for the development of a Quilt Walk.

Applicants for Cultural Tourism grants must have IRS 501(c)(3) federal
tax-exempt status and corporate nonprofit status in the state of
Oregon; or be a unit of local government. Up to $10,000 to $10,000 in
matching grant funds may be requested.

The guidelines and applications for the Cultural Tourism grants are
available online through the grants section of the Arts Commission's
website: Additional information is
available by calling the Arts Commission at (503) 986-0082.

* * * * * * * * * * *
The Oregon Arts Commission provides leadership, funding and arts
programs through its grants, special initiatives and services. Nine
commissioners, appointed by the Governor, determine arts needs and
establish policies for public support of the arts. The Arts Commission
became part of Business Oregon (Oregon Business Development
Department) in 1993, in recognition of the expanding role the arts
play in the broader social, economic and educational arenas of Oregon
communities. In 2003, the Oregon legislature moved the operations of
the Oregon Cultural Trust to the Arts Commission, streamlining
operations and making use of the Commission's expertise in
grantmaking, arts and cultural information and community cultural

The Arts Commission is supported with general funds appropriated by
the Oregon legislature and with federal funds from the National
Endowment for the Arts as well as funds from the Oregon Cultural Trust.

More information about the Oregon Arts Commission is available online

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Friday, January 15, 2010

ONDA: "John Day Wilderness closer to reality"

Two new proposed Wilderness Areas in the John Day Basin are quickly gaining momentum - Cathedral Rock and Horse Heaven.  It is our hope that these wilderness proposals will be introduced to congress early this year.

We need your support to let elected officials know that these areas deserve protection.  Please tell your elected officials to support the creation of these two new wilderness areas.

Send a comment to your elected officials letting them know you support Wilderness designation for these valuable lands HERE.


The approximately 16,000 acres of new wilderness would protect Endangered Species Act-listed steelhead habitat, provide potentially dozens of new campsites on the John Day River, and even contains a "hidden" grove of old growth Ponderosa pines.

Read more about these proposed wilderness areas, including maps HERE.

Read a recent press release about these proposals HERE.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Jackalope Grill- January Events

Martin Luther King Weekend, open Sunday, January 17

Women Tasting Wine “Wines from the Loire Valley,” January 18, 4:00 to 6:00.

On January 18 we will explore Wines from the Loire Valley. The Loire is the longest river in France and flows through France’s longest and most diverse wine region. John Aylward, of Vin De Garde Wines, will guide us through a balanced sampling of wines from the Loire Valley, and Chef Tim, professionally trained in France, will surprise us with delicious food pairings.

We will meet on Monday, January 18, from 4:00-6:00, at The Jackalope Grill. The cost is $45. Your payment is your reservation. For reservations, please contact Diane Sienko at Bend Wine Cellars (388-7564), or go to the Women Tasting Wine website.

Click for menus from past Women Tasting Wine seminars.

2010 ONDA Volunteer Schedule Now Available

Click here for the full schedule and to register

Interested in volunteering with ONDA? Our 2010 calendar of volunteer trips is now available on the web. You can read about trips, and register online. Trips are free, or discounted for ONDA members! Just go to and follow the links to Volunteer Here.

This moment is highly anticipated every winter: the release of ONDA schedule of volunteer trips!  The online information available HERE will provide links to 16 different trips with opportunties to experience, protect and restore the incredible places in Oregon's high desert.  Highlights include an affordable float trip down the Owyhee River, and the return of favorites such as the Annual Last Fence Pull at Hart Mountain.  Sign up, register, and join us for another great season of "walking the talk" out in eastern Oregon's wildlands.

For additional information contact ONDA's Outreach Coordinator Jefferson Jacobs at

1/14, 1/15, 1/19: COCC Events - Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program

Dear Harold,
This is turning out to be a busy season for the Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program!  I hope you can join us.  Karen
GREG MORTENSON TICKETS GO ON SALE this Thursday, January 14th.  Tickets may sell out the first day, so if you have your heart set on attending, please purchase your tickets early!  The COCC Box Office will open at 7:30 am; Paulina Springs Books (Redmond & Sisters) will open at 9:30 am; Camalli Book Company will open at 10 am.
DARWIN'S LEGACY: 200 YEARS OF INSIGHTS AND CHALLENGESa series of presentations exploring the scientific, anthropological, philosophical and religious implications of Darwin's work.  The series kicks off this week with two presentations:
Darwin's Puzzles: the Evolution of Sex and Death and Patrick Phillips, Director, Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Oregon
January 14 – 6:30 pm – Wille Hall, COCC Campus Center Building, Bend
January 15 – 6:30 pm – Sunriver Nature Center, Sunriver
Tickets available at the door
BORDERLESS: MIGRATION, GLOBALIZATION AND CHANGING COMMUNITIESa moderated discussion with ELLIOTT YOUNG is next Tuesday, January 19, 6:30 pm in Wille Hall, COCC Campus, Bend.  This event is free and kicks off the 2010 Season of NonViolence, for which the full schedule of events can be found at
More details on events can be found at: