Your Bend, Oregon Arts & Entertainment Week Starts Here – April 27

April 27
THE FORUM AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING
6:00pm
St. Charles Medical Ctr., Rooms A & B
2500 NE Neff Rd
Bend, OR 97701

On Wednesday, April 27, 2016, Soroptimist International of Bend and C.O.’s Oregonians Against Trafficking Humans (OATH) will host a free, public forum on the topic of human trafficking at St Charles meeting rooms A & B, from 6-8 PM. All are welcome to attend and learn more about what is being done and needs to be done to stop this invisible crime against humanity – human trafficking. “The Forum Against Human Trafficking” features two speakers:

Tom Perez, Founder of the EPIK Project (Everyman Protecting Innocent Kids) www.epikproject.org and

Nita Belles, Managing Director of In My Backyard and CO Regional Director of OATH (Oregonians Against Trafficking Humans

April 28
THE GIFT OF MUSIC 2016 BENEFITING THE CASCADE SCHOOL OF MUSIC
5:30 pm
The Restaurant at Awbrey Glen
2500 Awbrey Glen Dr
Bend, OR 97701

Cost: $100 per person with 65% of ticket sales going directly to Cascade School of Music

Please join Cascade School of Music April 28th for The Gift of Music 2016. You’ll enjoy an evening of fine dining, unique silent auction packages and of course, lots of music as we celebrate and raise funds for the Cascade School of Music!

The Restaurant at Awbrey Glen will host the event. Silent auction and cocktails begin at 5:30 pm along with a special performance by faculty members April Lane, piano and Sam Taylor, violin. A plated four-course dinner prepared by Awbrey Glen’s Executive Chef Darrin Hansen will be served at 6:30 pm, followed by select student performances featuring some of the school’s top students.

April 29
BEND FOLLIES 2016 BENEFITING TOWER THEATRE FOUNDATION
6:30pm
Tower Theatre
835 NW Wall St
Bend, OR 97701

Cost: $18, $33, $48 VIP

Two nights of comedy starring local civic, business, education and media personalities performing sketches and singing parodies.

6:30 PM Drinks and Silent Auction
7:30 PM Showtime with Live Auction
All proceeds benefit the mission and programs of the nonprofit Tower Theatre Foundation.

April 30
2016 INAUGURAL BLUE JACKET GOLF CLASSIC BENEFITING REDMOND FFA CHAPTER
2:00pm
Tetherow Golf Course
61240 Skyline Ranch Rd
Bend, OR 97702

Registration includes 18 hole scramble, golf cart, Forecaddie, Lunch, reception, games and prizes

1:00PM – Tournament Check in, Box Lunch, Warm up, Raffle 2:00PM – Shotgun Start 6:00PM Awards Reception, Raffle Results, Refreshments, and Hors d’ oeuvres Water and soft drinks will be provided; other beverages will be available for purchase.

This event will be a scramble format. In this format, players tee off on each hole. The best of the tee shots is selected and all players play their second shot from that location. The best of the second shots is determined, then all play their third shots from there, and so on until the ball is holed.

May 1
THE CASCADE HORIZON BAND
2:00 pm
Ridgeview High School
4555 SW Elkhorn Ave
Redmond, OR 97756

Cost: Free

Central Oregon’s 70 piece senior band will perform selections from The King and I, Gershwin, a lively cowboy medley, marches and much more. Free, but donations will go to the Ridgeview High Band program.

May 2
UPPER DESCHUTES: THE FORGOTTEN MILES
7:00-8:30pm
The Tower Theatre
835 NW Wall St
Bend, OR 97701

Please join us Monday, May 2nd for a community conversation about the current state of the Upper Deschutes River. Local independent filmmaker Scott Nelson will show his film Rivière des Chutes followed by a moderated audience-driven dialogue with a local panel of river experts.

May 3
“PICTURE PERFECT” PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT
all day
Juniper Brewing Company of Redmond
1950 SW Badger Ave #103
Redmond, OR 97756

Juniper Brewing Company of Redmond is pleased to present “Picture Perfect” a two-person exhibition of photography by Gary Wing and Linda Ziegenhagen from April 9 – May 13, 2016 in their taproom.

May 4
SFF PRESENTS A “RIVER CELEBRATION” AT THE BELFRY
7:00pm
The Belfry
302 E Main Ave
Sisters, OR 97759

Sisters Folk Festival Inc. is presenting a free community gathering Wednesday, May 4 at 7 p.m. at The Belfry. The event honors the restoration work being done on Whychus Creek, the Deschutes Watershed, and a community art installation along Hwy 20.

The event is part of Sisters Folk Festival’s annual My Own Two Hands celebration, whose theme this year is “Connection.” The event will inform and celebrate the different ways we are all “connected” to the river and creek that make up the Deschutes Watershed in Sisters Country. The evening activities are in collaboration with the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council, Catch Magazine, the Deschutes Land Trust, and members of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.

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