COCC HOSTS FILM: “THE CHEROKEE WORD FOR WATER”
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hitchcock Auditorium, Pioneer Building on the Bend
To honor the work of nonviolent social justice advocates during the Season of Nonviolence, Central Oregon Community College is hosting a showing of the film “The Cherokee Word for Water” on Monday, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 22, in the Community Room on the Madras Campus. It will also be shown from 3 to 5 p.m on Wednesday, Feb. 24, in Hitchcock Auditorium, Pioneer Building on the Bend Campus.
“The Cherokee Word for Water” tells the story of the work that led Wilma Mankiller to become the first modern female chief of the Cherokee Nation. Based on the true story of the Bell Waterline Project, this film depicts the struggle of a rural Cherokee community in the early 1980s to bring running water to their families by using the traditional concept of ‘gadugi’—working together to solve a problem.
Since 2009 COCC has been recognizing the international commemoration of the Season of Nonviolence that honors the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi. COCC also honors the work of Cesar Chavez and Chief Wilma Mankiller during this time. The annual series of events highlights the work being done globally as well as locally to foster equity and justice for everyone. The aim is to inspire campus and community participants to become involved in their communities to make Central Oregon a safe and respectful place to live, work and learn.
The event is free and open to the public. For information, call 541-318-3782.
In advance of college events, persons needing accommodation or transportation because of a physical or mobility disability, contact Joe Viola: 541-383-7775. For accommodation because of other disability such as hearing impairment, contact Anne Jenkins: 541-383-7743.
JAZZ AT THE OLD STONE: JON BOURKE QUARTET
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Old Stone Performing Arts Center
February 26 (Thru March 31)
“MARCH-ING ALONG” AT SISTERS GALLERY AND FRAME SHOP
Sisters Gallery and Frame Shop
Artists Kay and Gordon Baker will be “March-ing Along” to their new home in Prescott, AZ. See and save on their work throughout the month! Also featuring photography by Curtiss Abbott, Gary Albertson, Dennis Schmidling, and artwork by Paul Alan Bennett, Kimry Jelen, Dennis McGregor, and more.
CALDERA’S ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE OPEN STUDIOS 2016 SERIES
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Repeats
Caldera Arts Center
This winter, please join Caldera for three afternoons of art and conversation with our 2016 Artists in Residence. Experience the power of creativity in the warmth of our Arts Center while visual, literary, and performing artists as well as our students share their work with the community.
CASCADE WINDS WINTER CONCERT
Summit High School Auditorium
Michael Gesme and the Cascade Winds Symphonic Band present its Winter Concert of the 2015-16 season on February 28, 2016, 2 PM, at the Summit High School Auditorium, featuring March of the Steel Men, Mexican Pictures, Overture Jubiloso, Noah’s Ark, O Magnum Mysterium and Paprikash. The concert is free to the public but donations are much appreciated. For more information contact Michael Gesme at (541) 383-7516 or visit us online at www.cascadewinds.org.
LOCAL’S PINT AT BROKEN TOP BOTTLE SHOP
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Broken Top Bottle Shop
Deals on draft beer every Monday night @ 6 pm – 10 pm!
UKE CAN DO IT UKULELE LESSONS
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Repeats
East Bend Library
Uke Can Do It
March 1, 3, 8, and 10, 2016 | 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
East Bend Library
Due to popular demand, we have added a second series of Uke Can Do It ukulele lessons. This second series will be hosted at the East Bend Library.
Join local ukulele instructor Cinda Johnson for a series of four lessons geared for the beginning ukulele player. The classes are free and open to the public but registration is required as space is limited. Instruments will be provided and participants must be 12 years or older.
Originally called the machete, ukulele roughly translates as “jumping flea” in Hawaiian. Brought to the islands in the late 1880s by Portuguese immigrants the ukulele quickly gained popularity among the indigenous people, including King David Kalakaua. According to Johnson, the ukulele remains popular today because it easily learned and it’s portable. “Even people who feel like they are non-musicians can still be successful with the ukulele,” she says.
Johnson has been teaching ukulele for over ten years. She currently does ukulele therapy for seniors at assisted-living homes, retirement homes and hospice facilities. For more than 30 years, Johnson has shared her passion for teaching, performing, magic and music as a children’s entertainer. During the beginning ukulele classes, people will learn basic strums, chords and a selection of songs. “We will learn how to have fun with this silly little instrument,” says Johnson.
For more information about this or other library programs, please visit the library website at www.deschuteslibrary.org. People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 312-1032.
March 2 (Thru March 31)
THE SISTERS LIBRARY ANNUAL STUDENT ART SHOW
Featuring artwork by students from Sisters Elementary School, Sisters Middle School, Sisters High School, and Sisters Christian Academy.