Patterns in Nature with Dr. Rod Ray

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

The Earth and its atmosphere are a constant showcase of extraordinary environmental patterns — from intricate snowflakes to symmetrical cloud formations to the coil of an emerging hurricane. All are the result of the sun’s power returning back to space, creating surprisingly ordered designs in the process. But why? Explore the physics — and dazzling …

Piano Album Release Concert – Everyday Miracles by Julie Hanney

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

Pianist and composer Julie Hanney celebrates the release of her fourth solo piano album titled Everyday Miracles. Come hear songs from this album as well as some iconic songs from other genres. Local musicians will join in for part of the concert. Genre: Think George Winston meets romantic music with a hint of jazz thrown …

Every Brain Needs Music: The Neuroscience of Music-Making and Listening

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

Dr. Larry Sherman will provide insights into some of the most exciting brain research in recent years – the connection between music, brain development and the ways music can prevent or delay brain aging and help patients with damage to the brain. In this interactive experience, Dr. Sherman will mix musical performances, humor and neuroscience …

$5 – $15

Forever Young: What Science is Discovering About Aging and Longevity

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

Longevity: the ambition of kings, super villains - and pretty much all of us who enjoy waking up each morning. It’s also become a focus for biotechnology companies interested in …

$5 – $10

Rethinking Charity: A Conversation on How to Become an Everyday Philanthropist

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

Dan Pallotta will be joining us virtually for a conversation on philanthropy and innovation, finding a cause for life and transforming the way we think about charity and giving. We will also welcome a local non-profit professional and an “everyday” philanthropist to ask Dan questions, engage with the audience and center the conversation locally.

$5 – $20