CIVIL WAR RALLY AND AUCTION
Riverhouse Convention Center
3075 U.S. 97 Business, Bend, OR 97701
Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend and EDCO are teaming up to present the “Civil War Rally and Auction” fundraiser. Trade your black tie in for a jersey, show your team spirit, and join us for a night of pre-game fun! With a gourmet tailgating menu and a sensational halftime show, auction participants will have the opportunity to experience the Civil War rivalry right here in Central Oregon weeks before the big game. Event highlights include: 150+ silent and live auction items, appearances by team players, coaches and alumni, kids’ rally (free onsite childcare), competitions, prizes, and more!
“STRICTLY ORIGINALS” OPEN MIC AT STRICTLY ORGANIC COFFEE
Strictly Organic Coffee Co.
6 Southwest Bond Street, Bend, OR 97702
Come join the open mic at Strictly Organic! Musicians, singers-songwriters, comedians, poets! Hosted by Hal Worcester. Original material only. Come early for sign up!
FIRST FRIDAY UNVEILING OF ONDA’S 2016 WILD DESERT CALENDAR
Deschutes Brewery Public House
1044 NW Bond St, Bend, OR 97701
Come join the Oregon Natural Desert Association for an evening of First Friday revelry as we unveil our 2016 Wild Desert Calendar at the Deschutes Brewery Public House in downtown Bend on First Friday! Listen to the sweet tunes of Coyote Willow (formerly Hilst and Coffey) and sip desert-inspired beer. This event is free and open to all. Hope to see you there!
THORN HOLLOW STRING BAND
High Desert Museum
59800 South Highway 97, Bend, OR 97702
COST: Free with admission
Stomp your feet and do-si-do to the pioneer-inspired tunes of the frontier.
JAMES MCBRIDE AND THE GOOD LORD BIRD BAND
Bend High School
230 NE 6th St., Bend, OR
A special event, as part of the Deschutes Public Library Foundation Author! Author! Literary Series, features the music of James McBride and The Good Lord Bird Band.
RAIN, SNOW OR SHINE EXHIBIT
High Desert Museum
From rain to shine to snow to hail, weather plays a large role in how we live our everyday lives. It affects how we dress, our daily activities, the crops we grow, work we do and water we use. How do we know what the weather will be? To understand it we need know about seasons, weather patterns, how to forecast weather and the impacts it has on our environment.
NATURAL HISTORY PUB: THE ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY OF THE PALOUSE PRAIRIE
McMenamins Old St. Francis School
700 Northwest Bond Street, Bend, OR 97701
Environmental Historian, Professor and Author Andrew Duffin traces the transformation of the Palouse region of Washington and Idaho from land once thought unusable and unproductive, to a wealth-generating agricultural paradise. Duffin, author of Plowed Under: Agriculture and Environment in the Palouse, explores how this agricultural progress lead to the environmental challenges we see today.
VETERANS DAY CONCERT WITH THE NOTABLES SWING BAND
835 NW Wall St, Bend, OR 97701
COST: Reserved Seating: $8, $13, $18.
The Notables Swing Band brings back the “golden oldies” from the Big Band era when swing ruled the dance floors. Many of our band members remember those full sounds and infectious rhythms and in 2010 our band was formed to recreate this great music. Swing has been enjoying a resurgence and we are excited to be part of that in Central Oregon. We play to renew the memories of that music for those who used to dance to swing and, importantly, we play to draw in completely new generations. And we want those who come to our events to have as much fun as we do playing for them! This Veteran’s Day, join the Notables with featured guest Betty Berger, for an evening to remember.