(Photo | Courtesy of Central Oregon Community College) Central Oregon Community College (COCC) is commemorating Native American Heritage Month with a trio of virtual events on November 4, 12 and 18. All sessions are free and open to the public; information at bit.ly/COCCNativeAmericanMonth. Jefferson Greene, of the Columbia River Institute for Indigenous Development Foundation, will…

(Photo | Courtesy of BendFilm) I want to thank each and every one who contributed in some way to this amazing Festival and organization over the past month. I will remember this Festival as my favorite of the seven I have had the pleasure and honor of leading. Of course this is not the type…

(Anne Crossman, author of Homeschool Like an Expert) Homeschool Like an Expert Provides Resources, Practical Tips & Research for Families Homeschooling for the First Time A recent national survey by HomeschoolExpert.com discovered that 72 percent of parents are considering schooling from home this year, but only 37 percent feel “very” to “extremely” confident in their…

Looking for some safe-yet-scary good Halloween fun? Ghosts, goblins and ghoulies of all ages are invited to the First Annual Spooktacular Drive-in Movie Fundraiser benefiting Every Child Central Oregon. The event takes place Thursday, October 29 at Cascade Relay Warehouse in Bend, which has partnered up with the local nonprofit affiliate to host this debut…

(Mobile Projection Unit (Fernanda D’Agostino and Sarah Turner) with musician Crystal Cortez | Photo courtesy of Oregon Arts Commission, Brian Foulkes) Oregon artists may now apply to a new Artist Relief Program created by the Oregon Arts Commission in partnership with The Oregon Community Foundation and the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation. Awards…