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NAMI Connection Peer Support Group

Online event

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for any adult who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by trained leaders who’ve been there. Connection Peer Support Group meets every Monday from 7 PM …

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Comedy Open Mic at Silver Moon

Silver Moon Brewing 24 Northwest Greenwood Avenue, Bend, OR, United States

Free to watch and free to perform Comedy open mic every Monday at Silver Moon Brewing, presented by Tease Bang Boom Productions. Located in the Green Room at Silver Moon (building to the east of the main taproom, by fire pits). Sign ups start at 6:30pm, they close at 7pm when the show starts. Only …

Y-DNA: Sweet Icing on a Bitter Cake – How Y-DNA May Benefit Your Research by Wendi Babst

Williamson Hall 2200 NE Hwy 20, Bend

How can it help you in your genealogy research? Where can you test? Who should be tested? Should you join a surname study? What Y-DNA results do and do not tell you. These are questions that Wendi will be addressing in her presentation on a basic introduction to Y-DNA as it applies to genealogical research. …

Free – $5

Introduction to Executive Function – Be the Boss of Your Brain

East Bend Library 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend, OR, United States

Learn about harnessing executive function! This is an in-person program. Does your student struggle with things like time management, planning, self-monitoring, and organization? Then this conversation is for you. These are called Executive Function skills, and you're not alone. Carrie Bonnett, Executive Function Coach, will offer an introduction to these cognitive skills - the ones …

Allyship, Genderless Mothering & Self-Transformation with Jodie Patterson

Wille Hall, Coats Campus Center, COCC Bend Campus 2600 NW College Way, Bend, OR, United States

Jodie Patterson explores the lithe art of Genderless Mothering - a unique form of social activism that embraces feminism, Black pride, and LGBTQIA+ activism. Patterson will share her personal story as a thought leader and mother of five, and introduce attendees to the Human Rights Campaign for a comprehensive overview of America’s state of affairs …

Free but registration required
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Hoodoo’s Wintervention at General Duffy’s

General Duffy's Waterhole 404 Southwest Forest Avenue, Redmond, OR, United States

It’s the biggest yard sale ever…Hoodoo’s Wintervention presented by Volvo Cars Bend. It's Pacific Northwest’s deepest snow series giveaway and it's coming to a venue near you. Get geared up this season as we dump 100K in prizes including lift tickets, gear, skis, boards and more.  Free for all ages… and a ton of fun …

FREE

Dive into the Hive: Explore the World of High Desert Bees

Zoom

Join Oregon Natural Desert Association for the inaugural event of the 2024 High Desert Speaker Series—a captivating online presentation delving into the diverse species of bees thriving in Oregon’s high desert. Presenter Lincoln Best, Oregon Bee Atlas’ melittologist, will guide us through an exploration of the unique bees residing in iconic desert landscapes such as the …

Central Oregon Community College’s State of the College Address

Wille Hall, Coats Campus Center, COCC Bend Campus 2600 NW College Way, Bend, OR, United States

Learn about COCC’s current priorities, goals and key initiatives. The State of the College is an opportunity for regional leaders, partners, community members, students, and college faculty and staff to learn about COCC’s current priorities, goals and key initiatives. This event will also be livestreamed on COCC's YouTube channel. The presentation will be recorded for those …

January Outdoor Industry Coffee & Coworking

The Grove 921 Northwest Mount Washington Drive, Bend, OR, United States

coffee, coworking, communityLooking to make connections and build community in the outdoor industry? Join us for this low-key, no pressure, grassroots networking event. Less business cards swapping, more inspired conversation and relationship building.VENUEThe Grove921 Northwest Mount Washington DriveBend, OR 97703

Free

Tribal History/Shared History – Reflection & Storytelling at SFCH

Sisters Firehouse Community Hall 301 S Elm St, Sisters

Laurie Danzuka shares tribal history, impacts on public education, engaging with tribal students/families, and indigenous ways of living. She will also share current issues facing tribes and their members. All these topics center around treaties, ceded lands, tribal lifeways, cultural restoration, and language revitalization. Laurie has been an education advocate for preschool to post-secondary education …

What’s Brewing: Housing Production Strategies & Solutions for 2024

Tetherow Resort Event Pavillion 61240 Skyline Ranch Rd, Bend, United States

Communities across Oregon are projecting significant housing shortages, with Bend is looking at a shortfall of thousands of homes for our residents in the coming year. To address this challenge, Governor Kotek created a Housing Production Advisory Council (HPAC) in 2023 to address barriers to building and inform policy solutions and strategies in 2024 and …

$25 – $45
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Free “Family to Family” 8-week workshop – National Alliance for Mental Illness Central Oregon

First Presbyterian Church 230 NE 9th St, Bend, OR, United States

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session educational program for families, significant others, and friends of people with mental health conditions. NAMI Central Oregon is offering Family-to-Family in-person at First Presbyterian Church in Bend, on Wednesdays, 5:30 – 8 PM, from January 10 to February 28. Wednesdays, 5:30 – 8 PM January 10 – February 28 First …

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BINGO for Veterans

Otto's Landing 652 NW 7th St., Redmond

Family Friendly Bingo starts at 6:30pm and there are 4 games, you are welcome to play any or all! $2 per card or 6 cards for $10. Winner of each game splits the cash pot 50/50 with the Central Oregon Veterans Ranch.

Nature Night Speaker Series: The Remarkable Native Bees of Central Oregon

Tower Theatre 835 Northwest Wall Street, Bend, OR, United States

REGISTRATION REQUIRED Did you know Oregon has more than 700 species of native bees?!? We say “more than" because, in fact, no one actually knows how many native bees call the state home. Central Oregon is particularly well endowed with these amazing bees. Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Andony Melathopoulos to learn about the …

January Nature Night: The Remarkable Native Bees of Central Oregon

Tower Theatre 835 Northwest Wall Street, Bend, OR, United States

Find out what the buzz is about native bees at our January Nature Night!The Remarkable Native Bees of Central OregonDid you know Oregon has more than 700 species of native bees?!? We say “more than" because, in fact, no one actually knows how many native bees call the state home. Central Oregon is particularly well …

Free