Your Bend, Oregon Arts & Entertainment Week Starts Here – April 6

April 6
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Old Stone Church
157 NW Franklin Ave

Welcome to Bend Ecstatic Dance
…where all approaches to dance and movement are honored! We draw no arbitrary lines of separation between dance as therapy, art, recreation, or contemplation, all is welcome here. There is no method, formula, map, or guru for you to follow. We invite you to follow your own Self, cultivate your creative imagination, access your inner life, and allow yourself to be danced from the inside out!
Please arrive with your Whole Self, substance and fragrance-free.
We hold a sacred and safe dance space free from conversation and distraction. Please no talking or chit chat. Body vocals such as oms, whoops, trills, and tribal yells are welcome!
Please bring your open mind and heart. We ask that you take care of yourself in the dance, and respect the individual expression of others.
We recommend dancing in bare feet to connect with the Earth and to enjoy a safe, grounded traction on the beautiful wood floor.
Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing that allows for full freedom of expression.
Be sure to bring PLENTY of water to drink, the Dance is a fantastic workout!
Please bring your payment in the form of cash or a check. Feel free to inquire about trade options.

April 7

The 13th Annual Jefferson County Community Read is featuring the book, Shaped by the Land, Stories of the rural American West as told in the Dusty Dog Cafe by local author, D. “Bing” Bingham. The audience will enjoy hearing entertaining tales as they might be told in a cafe where the locals hang out in any farming or ranching community. Throughout March and April, Bingham will be giving presentations about his book at Crooked River Ranch, Madras, and Warm Springs.

Students from Warm Springs Academy K-8, Ashwood School, Jefferson County Middle School and Madras High School are participating in a student photography project, using digital cameras on loan from The Let’s Talk Diversity Coalition. Students are reading stories from the book and making a connection to a story that relates how they are shaped by the land, their community, culture or family. The author has been reading selected stories to students as well as discussing the key points of good photography. Students will be showing their photography at the Art Adventure Gallery for the month of April. Opening night is Thursday, April 7th from 5:30PM to 7:00 PM. Students and families are encouraged to attend.

Books may be purchased for $12 at the Jefferson County Library, the Warm Springs Library, Art Adventure Gallery, the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, Madison Coffee House, the Let’s Talk Diversity Coalition office, and at any of the community read events listed below. The book is also available for checkout at the Jefferson County Library and the Warm Springs Library.

Monday, March 14 at 10:30 AM, D. “Bing” Bingham will talk about and read from Shaped by the Land at the Crooked River Ranch Learn and Share meeting. This will be held in the CRR Senior Center.

Thursday, April 7 from 5:30-7:00 PM,  Bingham will be available to sign books and meet the public at the Art Adventure Gallery in Madras. The opening night event will feature photographs by the author and the students who participated in the community read photo project. Snacks and punch will be served.

Friday, April 15th at 5:30 PM, all are welcome to enjoy an author presentation about Shaped by the Land at the Warm Springs Library.

On Saturday, April 16th the Jefferson County Community Read will host a book signing from 7-8 PM with desserts and no-host adult beverages at the Jefferson County Library’s Rodriguez Annex. At 8 PM there will be an author presentation of Shaped by the Land.

Many thanks to the sponsors of the Jefferson County Community Read: Jefferson County Library District, Adele and Sumner Rodriguez Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, Jefferson County Cultural Coalition, Mountain Photo and Graphics and the Let’s Talk Diversity Coalition.

April 8 (Thru April 10)
NorthWest Crossing

It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome the most elusive of our Central Oregon seasons into the fold! NorthWest Crossing Drive, off Mt. Washington Drive, between Skyliners and Shevlin Park Roads, will come alive, as we utilize art, food, spirits, music, and family-oriented activities to usher in Spring!

April 9
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
High Desert Museum

A child’s brain develops rapidly during their first five years. Help the brain build its foundation with Vroom – a free app for parents of children age newborn to 5 years old – so kids can thrive as adults. Every moment can be a brain building moment, and that’s where Vroom comes in! Vroom helps you make the most of the moments that you already share with your young child, at the grocery store, in the bathtub, or at the High Desert Museum. Vroom is turning small opportunities into powerful brain-building science.

When a child learns, not only do their eyes light up, but their brain lights up, too. Families participating in this great event will decode a secret message and earn a prize! Have fun growing young minds and come explore Vroom at the Museum!

For more information contact Family Resource Center at 541-389-5468.
At the High Desert Museum
Saturday, April 9
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
For families of young children newborn to 5 years old, siblings welcome

April 10
The Salmon Run: Celebrating One Of The Oldest Organized Races In Bend

Kick off the 2016 race season on April 10 with a true Bend tradition.

The 28th annual Salmon Run returns to the Deschutes River Trail in the Old Mill District on April 10, 2016. One of the first half marathons of the year in the Northwest, it has long been central to the local racing scene. Because of its early-season timing, it is also an important race for runners looking to build a base for future half-marathons.

Harnessing the spirit of the salmon, a species whose migration pattern is nothing short of miraculous, the Salmon Run is as classic to the race scene here as is the monumental run of its namesake. Traversing beautiful dirt and paved trails along the Deschutes River in the Old Mill District, the race winds through some of the most scenic trail in town and attracts some 400-500 racers every year.

“The Salmon Run is one of the oldest organized races in Bend and a tradition amongst many local runners,” said Luke Larsen, event coordinator.

The kids race, aptly named The Little Fry, is a great opportunity to get the entire family involved. Young racers age 10 and under will have the chance to compete in three race distances, 100 yards, 500 yards and 1.5K. This kid-friendly race is one of many produced by Lay It Out Events. Their series, Kids Rock the Races, gives kids a non-competitive and exhilarating opportunity to run in a race and mirror the physical goals and achievements of adult racers. Other Kids Rock the Races events include Happy Little Kids Run at Happy Girls Run, Little Hopper Root Beer Run at the Bite of Bend, Balloon Blast at Balloons Over Bend and Kids Splash ’n Dash at Deschutes Dash.

Registration is now open for the 28th annual Salmon Run. Kick off the race season with a true Bend tradition and support the area’s natural environment. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Environmental Center. For more information and to register please visit

April 11
Juniper Brewing Company of Redmond

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.

Gary Wing grew up in western Montana, and it was there that he developed a love of the outdoors, either hiking or riding his horse in the mountains behind his house. He moving to Redmond in 1959 and graduated from Redmond Union High School in 1964.

After graduating from OSU, Wing had a career as a biologist and also worked as a ranch manager. Retiring in 2011, he returned to his passion for photography. He combines his photography work with his wood working skills and produces all his own wood frames. Gary’s photographs have been exhibited in many locations throughout Central Oregon, including St. Charles Hospital and the Bend and Redmond Senior Centers.

Linda Ziegenhagen retired after 32 years of teaching with the Redmond school district. After retirement, Linda was free to commit full-time to her interest in photography. A published photographer, Linda’s images have been selected for inclusion in the Klamath Falls Winter Wings calendar and by the National AAUW as part of a stationery-set fundraising project.

Ziegenhagen exhibits her photographs throughout Central Oregon where she has been both a featured and solo photographer. In addition to her two-person show in Juniper Brewing Company, Linda is currently exhibiting photographs and frames year-round in Henry’s Deli at Maupin, OR, the Bend Senior Center and in the Bend Library’s Gift Store.

Award-winning Juniper Brewing Company was inspired by a passion for brewing great craft beer. Co-owners Curt Endicott and Scott Lesmeister have pledged to consistently offer the “highest quality ales to the growing populous of enlightened consumers.” Juniper Brewing Company is at located at 1950 SW Badger Ave. Suite 103, Redmond, OR.

For more information or additional images contact Gary Wing at and Linda Ziegenhagen at

April 12
7:00 pm
Tower Theatre

Folk music icon Arlo Guthrie is a legendary artist who shares timeless stories and unforgettable classic songs as he carries on the Guthrie family legacy. With his singular voice as both a singer-songwriter and social commentator, he has maintained a dedicated fan base that spans the globe. A celebrated figure in American music, Arlo connects with communities far and wide leaving a lasting impression of hope and inspiration. His artistic ventures help bridge an often-divided world through his powerful spirit of song, and his inimitable musical ingenuity forges to new creative heights as he continues to entertain generations. Arlo Guthrie left the major record label system in 1983 to pursue life as a truly independent artist, bringing his thriving career into the hands of a family-run business with the launch of his own label Rising Son Records. Currently operated by daughters Annie and Cathy Guthrie, Rising Son debuted with the release of Arlo’s Someday (1986). Since its inception, Rising Son has served as a family label housing Arlo’s complete catalogue as well as albums by Woody Guthrie and family, Pete Seeger & Arlo Guthrie, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion (Rt. 8 Records), Abe Guthrie and his band Xavier, Folk Uke (Cathy Guthrie and Amy Nelson, daughter of Willie Nelson), plus the soundtrack to Woody Guthrie Hard Travelin’. In Times Like These (2007), one of Rising Son’s most recent releases, features Arlo alongside the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. The album marks the culmination of his work with 27 different symphony orchestras and more than 40 live concerts. His show at Boston Symphony Hall, conducted by Keith Lockhart, was recorded and aired on PBS’s Evening at the Pops. In 2001, the Fourth of July celebration with the Pops was broadcasted live by A&E. A compelling collection of original songs and select American classics performed by Arlo and the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, In Times Like These was released on vinyl in the fall of 2009. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Woodstock, Rising Son released Tales of ’69 (August 18, 2009). Recorded just prior to Woodstock, the recently discovered lost tape highlights Arlo live in concert in Long Island, NY and features nine tracks including an epic 28-minute talking blues tale as well as three previously unrecorded songs. Arlo’s ambitions have always included various community projects in addition to his artistic pursuits. In 1991, he purchased the old Trinity Church near Stockbridge, MA, which is now home to The Guthrie Center, named for his parents, and The Guthrie Foundation. The Guthrie Center is a not-for-profit interfaith church foundation dedicated to providing a wide range of local and international services. The Guthrie Foundation is a separate not-for-profit educational organization that addresses issues such as the environment, health care, cultural preservation and educational exchange. In 2009, Arlo was awarded the ASCAP Foundation Champion award for making a difference through social action on behalf of worthwhile causes and demonstrating exceptional efforts in humanitarianism.

Reserved Seating: $79.50, $99.50
Buy tickets at the box office 541-317-0700 or online at

April 13
7:00 pm
Tower Theatre

The University of Oregon Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of David M. Jacobs, will perform J.S. Bach’s Orchestral Suite #1, Oregon Camerata; Delius’s Irmelin: Prelude; Mendelssohn’s String Symphony #2 in D major; Copland’s Appalachian Spring; and Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat (Soldier’s March, Airs by a Stream, Royal March, Devil’s Dance).

Tickets:  Free Admission with a ticket
Get tickets at the box office 541-317-0700 or online at

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