• Online Holiday Auction Benefiting the Kid’s Center

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    Support local, support the community, and shop from home. More INFO AND HOW TO BID HERE.

    Get discounts on gift cards for breweries & restaurants, window tinting & auto accessories, golf & laser tag, guitars & toys…and so much more.  Support local business, support the kids center.

    Shop local while still shopping online.  Plus, YOU get a discount!  Many auction items sell for below their retail value, helping your holiday budget go farther.  Place your bids before 10pm December 1st.

  • Shop Small Saturday Win BIG $200 Prize Pack

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    We want to hook you up with a $200 Shop Small Saturday Prize Pack just in time for the Holidays! Click HERE to learn more and register.

    Small business Saturday is November 28th.  But you don’t have to limit your local shopping to just this Saturday.  Columbia Bank, Backyard Bend and the Bend Radio Group would like to encourage you to shop small this holiday season.  Local businesses are the lifeblood of our community and our nation.  Small business Saturday was created to encourage shoppers to bring their holiday shopping closer to home.  Support the core of our local neighborhoods.  Support local jobs.  Support local businesses.  Shop small this holiday season and whenever you can.  Some of our shop…

  • Nightmare Before Christmas - Drive In Style Movie Night

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    Friday, November 27, 2020 at 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Hosted by 3 Rivers Limo Co.

    The Drive In-Style Movie nights continue relocating to the Deschutes County Fairgrounds for the winter season. This is a great way to get out and enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. Pile your covid pod into the car and head out for some holiday movie fun.

    Join us on Friday night Nov. 27th at Deschutes County Fairgrounds for a family fun event! Parking starts at 5:30pm! Get ALL THE DETAILS HERE.

  • Injured Backcountry Skier Assisted By DCSO SAR Near Todd Lake

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    Did you know Deschutes County Search and Rescue Unit is a collaboration with the Deschute county Sheriff’s office and community volunteers. This is the organization that responds to those in need. Yesterday is a reminder of how lucky we are to have such an incredible group at the ready and the need to support their efforts. It’s important. To help support DCSO SAR Go HERE.

    Date:  11/19/20

    By:  Lt. Bryan Husband, Search and Rescue Coordinator

    Assisted Skier:  Tindel Wells, 20 yom, Bend, OR

    On 11/19/20, at about 9:00am, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Unit was advised by 9-1-1 dispatch of an injured backcountry skier, a little over 1/3 mile northwest of the Todd Lake TH.  The injured skier, later…

  • Powderhound Preview & Fundraiser Nov 18 -22

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    THE SHOW MUST GO ON! And so the Powder Hound Preview to winter will continue this year as an online event. This is the gathering that has  brought together the winter sports community to watch local films, share stoke, and donate to great non-profits all at a fun filled night at our local Tower Theater each November. That can’t happen this year so get your covid pod together this evening and sit back and watch this year’s Powder Hound Preview & Fundraiser from the comfort of your home.

    Starts Wednesday Nov 18th and new episodes each night through the 22nd, Hosted by Pine Mountain Sports.  This is an online event. Pine Mountain Sport’s Dan McGarigle…

  • The Hearty Child: A Peaceful and Powerful Approach to Parenting in a Time of Uncertainty and Challenge with Dave Mochel - FREE

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    A BIG thanks to Cascades Academy for producing this FREE Series specifically for parents and children during the current challenging times for families.

    Tuesday Nov 17th, 5pm – 615pm FREE Online Event Hosted by Cascades Academy

    How do we negotiate the stress and anxiety that we and our kids are facing? Drawing upon modern scientific research and enduring wisdom, we will look at how to support growth and connection in the presence of emotional discomfort. The strategies presented will apply to the wellbeing of parents and children alike. Participants will come away with specific practices and language to use on a daily basis when confronted by challenge and uncertainty.

    Welcome to the 2020-21 Cascades Academy Virtual…

  • Freeze, Oregon: Gov. Kate Brown restricts businesses again as COVID-19 cases surge

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    It’s unfortunate that it has come to this. Working together we hope this can be a short duration if we all do our part.

    From OPB By  Dirk VanderHart

    The governor’s order will last at least two weeks, and also restricts the size of private gatherings and worship services. Some businesses and schools will be allowed to continue operations.

    Alarmed by a dramatic and sustained uptick in new cases of COVID-19, Gov. Kate Brown on Friday announced strict regulations meant to decrease interactions among Oregonians.

    The two-week “freeze” harkens back to many of the restrictions of the “stay home, save lives” order Brown issued in March. It…

  • 2021 Wild Desert Calendar Virtual Exhibition Opening

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    Monday Nov 16th, 530pm Start Time. Join the Oregon Natural Desert Associations (ONDA) for the opening night of “A Year in Oregon’s High Desert.” More INFO HERE.

    Stroll through a virtual gallery to see all of the unique and beautiful images of Oregon’s high desert landscapes and wildlife featured in ONDA’s 2021 Wild Desert Calendar.

    With behind-the-scenes stories, a truly incredible collection of photography and more, you won’t want to miss the opening of this beautiful exhibit.

    To be notified when the exhibit goes live on November 16 at 5:30 p.m. PST, you must sign up for the guest list at https://onda.org/event/2021-wild-desert-calendar-exhibit-opening/

    Questions? Email onda@onda.org.

    Photo: Gary Calicott

  • HDFFA Supports Farmers and Ranchers through Financial Assistance Trainings

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    Local farming has become a big part of the Central Oregon food supply and HDFFA has been a big part of helping farmers and the community.

    The High Desert Food and Farm Alliance (HDFFA) is ramping up its fall and winter programming for farmers and ranchers through three virtual learning opportunities. In a year of unprecedented challenges, the colder season is a great time for producers to reflect on the year behind them and begin planning for the future. HDFFA works to ensure the operational and financial viability of small family farmers and ranchers throughout the region, so they have planned three unique, no-cost opportunities to support professional and strategic skills that support this mission.

    “There is really quite a…

  • Run The Rock 2020 - Nov 7 & 8

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    Saturday and Sunday Nov 7th & 8th. Hosted by Alpine Running

    Should be a fantastic weekend at Smith Rock! Stunning 50M, 20M, 50K, and half marathon within Smith Rock State Park and the Crooked River National Grasslands. MORE INFO HERE. 

    Saturday November 7 – 50M and 20M will start/finish at Skull Hollow.

    Sunday November 8 – 50K and half marathon will start/finish at Smith Rock State Park.

    This is a beautiful fall race on the trails with mild weather. We serve up a post race burrito bar, drinks, and a stellar course!