It’s Friday and that means it’s time for “Source on the Scene” sponsored by Indian Head Casino. Central Oregon Daily’s Meghan Glova gives us a preview of a popular outdoor quilt show taking place this weekend in Sisters.
With conditions being almost perfect for a wildfire to start, we’re reminded of fires like the one that swept through Northern California and devastated the town of Paradise. Several local agencies spoke with county commissioners this afternoon about how to help prevent what happened in Paradise from affecting Central Oregon. Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan was at the meeting and tells us what lessons were discussed.
J.J. Harrison, the Sisters Rodeo Clown, brought smiles and laughter to the students of Sisters Elementary on Friday. His act was full of goofs alongside the Sisters Rodeo Queen and the One-Armed Bandit, but he also conveyed a message about inclusion and the importance of helping your friends.
The Sisters Rodeo will be in town through Sunday and ticket information can be found here.
TEDxBend is a locally organized event featuring talks, demonstrations and performances under 18 minutes each. Each spring, local, national and international speakers and performers, inspire and engage from the stage at Bend High School.
The event will take place on March 30, and information or tickets can be found here
The annual summer food service program is now available in hundreds of communities statewide, including here in Central Oregon. The program offers free meals and snacks to all kids ages one through 18.
For over a decade, the Bend-La Pine School District has ensured that no child goes hungry, even when school is not in session. Monday marked the beginning of the district’s free summer meals program, which provides healthy meals to children in Bend and La Pine.
At least one location in both Bend and La Pine provides breakfast and lunch to children. Parents are encouraged to attend and can also purchase a meal for $4.
The program is funded through the United State Department of Agriculture and is run by district staff members. The program provides and estimated 5,000 meals in the Bend-La Pine area over the summer months.
The program runs Monday through Friday ever week until August 24th in most locations. The free lunch program in La Pine will open at the La Pine Event Center starting July 9 and running through August 17. A full list of all the locations in Bend and La Pine, as well as times and dates, is available on the Bend-La Pine School District website.
This week at the Tower Theatre, Red Bull Media House Films premiered its new film, ‘North of Nightfall.’ The film features four world-class mountain bikers taking on the untouched terrain just south of the north pole. One of those featured bikers is Bend native Carson Storch.
Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom has a sneak preview of the film, which will be available for purchase on June 5.
We usually have to wait until June for farmer’s markets to get underway in Central Oregon. Yet this year, some of the farmers asked to get an early start, so the Downtown Bend Farmer’s Market is already up and running on Wednesdays.
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan headed down to Brooks Alley to see what local farmers have to offer this season.
The Downtown Bend Farmer’s Market is every Wednesday in Brooks Alley behind the Tower Theatre from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. through October 10th. The Northwest Crossing Farmer’s Market will run on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning June 16th through September 15th. The Eastside Bend Farmer’s Market starts on July 5th and runs every Thursday in the Whole Foods east lot from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. through September 27th.
It’s a friendly competition among local high schools, all for an important cause.
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has a look at four local high schools that are helping a local non-profit make a difference.
The winners of the food drive challenge will be announced and presented with their prizes at Pine Tavern Restaurant on May 1st.
Though you can no longer drop off cans to the high school of your choice, you can still support them and NeighborImpact with a monetary donation.
When you donate make sure to write the school name you’d like to support in the donation memo line.
Every one dollar donation allows the organization to distribute 7 pounds of food or five meals.
New Short Film To Highlight Bend’s Environmental Center
The Environmental Center is on a mission, and they’re trying to spread the word in a new short film that will debut as part of the Mountain Film Festival at Tower Theatre this weekend.
Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom has a preview of the festival and the film.
The festival is already sold out for Saturday night’s showings but there are still a few tickets left at the box office for Friday night’s show.