(Photo | Courtesy of Cascades Academy) Cascades Academy students are supporting Hunger Prevention Month with a host of activities, including a two-week-long, non-perishable food drive and an Empty Bowls luncheon on November 22 to support NeighborImpact. The food collected will be donated directly to NeighborImpact, which serves economically disadvantaged residents of Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties…

RendezVan Festival + Woodward Peace Park Championships = best spring experience on snow, April 22-26, 2020 Lock in your limited VIP or van / RV space now and start dreaming about your best days at Mt. Bachelor Woodward Peace Park Championship Course open to the public on final day of RendezVan, Sunday, April 26, and…

(Photo | Courtesy of Dancing Moon Press) Local writer Kake Huck calls herself a “desultory poet” because it took her eight years to write the short collection called Sentenced to Venice.  “I wrote one poem a month for my writing group meetings. I’m not what you would call driven.” Recently published by Bend’s Dancing Moon Press,…

(COCC Jazz Band |Photo courtesy of COCC) JAZZ SHOW AT COCC MIXES MODERN WITH CLASSICS Central Oregon Community College’s (COCC) Big Band Jazz group is performing its fall concert at 2pm on Saturday, November 23, in the Coats Campus Center’s Wille Hall. Admission is a suggested donation of $10 at the door. “We’ll be playing…

(L-R: Shoshana Bean, Joey Taranto, Nick Adams, Adam Kaplan, Carrie St. Louis, Tommy Bracco | Photos Courtesy of Summit Medical Group Foundation) Proceeds to Benefit Summit Medical Group Foundation’s Patient-in-Need Fund Shining stars from the Great White Way will take the stage for an inspiring evening of holiday classics at the Tower Theatre in Bend…

While recently catching up with Neave Trio cellist Mikhail Veselov, he was mushroom foraging in the woods. He said the East Coast has been dry so far this fall, and there weren’t many fungi to be found. Mikhail enjoys cooking: experimenting and making things. This process spills over into his activities as a member of…

(Brubeck Brothers Quartet | Photo courtesy of the Oxford Hotel) The Oxford Hotel Bend welcomes the Brubeck Brothers Quartet for the tenth annual Jazz at the Oxford series. Comprised of two sons of ‘cool jazz’ curator, Dave Brubeck, the Quartet showcases the talents of Dan Brubeck on drums, Chris Brubeck on trombone, Mike Demicco on…

(Photo | Courtesy of Deschutes Public Library) Season and individual event tickets are now on sale for the 2020 Author! Author! Literary Series. The line-up of bestselling authors includes Barry Lopez (Arctic Dreams), Susan Orlean (The Library Book), and Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma). Series tickets are $75 for general admission, or $210 for premiere…