(L-R Angela Davis and Erin Rook | Photos courtesy of OSU-Cascades) Angela Davis, an American political activist, philosopher, educator and author will be the keynote speaker at Oregon State University’s 39th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on January 18. Following Davis’ address, OSU-Cascades will host a community discussion about everyday activism, and students…

(Photo | Courtesy of Deschutes Land Trust) The Land Trust announces 2021 Nature Night speaker series! Join us for these free, virtual, monthly presentations on nature-related topics.  Presentations include: January 27, 7-8:30pm: A Closer Look at Microplastics with Dr. Susanne Brander. The large majority of plastic pollution, which is found in oceans, rivers and streams,…

(L: All the Rest, oil on canvas by Paula Bullwinkle, R: Covid Chaos II, acrylic on canvas by Marlene Alexander) Art in the Atrium, Franklin Crossing, invites the public to a complementary exhibition featuring paintings of 43 artists represented by Billye Turner, Art Consultant. The January 2021 presentation marks the approaching conclusion of Turner’s 40-some…

(Photo | Courtesy of Arcadia Publishing & The History Press) Abandoned Oregon: Ghost Towns of the Painted Hills and Beyond combines the author’s penchant for aimless road trips, foolhardy adventure seeking and paranormal curiosity, and offers it all up in four variations on a weekend getaway through Central Oregon. Beginning in the Painted Hills, the…