Event Calendar

AUGUST 2017 EVENTS

La Pine

Alzheimer Support Group Every second Thursday of the month, 10:00 am.  Prairie House Assisted Living, 51485 Morson, La Pine. 541-508-4111.

Free Veterans’ Breakfast Every second Thursday of the month, 8:00 am. Prairie House Assisted Living, 51485 Morson, La Pine. 541-508-4111.

American Legion Post 45 Meeting   Every second Tuesday of the month, 6pm. 52532 Drafter Rd, La Pine. 541-536-1402.

La Pine Lions Club Dinner/potluck,Every second Wednesday 6pm; Business meeting Every 4th Wednesday, noon. Finley Butte Community Hall, Contact: Sue Mose 541-536-5413

Alcoholics Anonymous (La Pine, Sunriver and Deschutes County) Hotline: 541-548-0440. For information on meeting times and locations, call Central Oregon Intergroup at 541-548-0440 or check online at district5aa.org.

Line Dancing at the Senior Center every Mon. and Wed. From 9am to 10:30am – donations $2.00. We have lots of beginner dances. Please join us. More info call Sheila 541-598-4762.

August 1st, Rosland Campground will be open to the public for day use, Monday – Friday from 8am to 6pm daily weekdays. Call LPRD for more info 541-536-2223.

Bingo

La Pine Senior Center Bingo  Every Monday night, 5:45pm, and every Tuesday 12:45pm. 16450 Victory Way  lapineseniorcenter.org,  541-536-6237.

La Pine Moose Bingo  Every Wednesday, 5:45 pm. Meals available. 52510 Drafter Rd, La Pine, 541-536-3388

La Pine American Legion Bingo  Every Thursday. Ticket sales: 4:40pm, First game: 5:45p.m. Burgers, French fries, and Polish dogs.  52532 Drafter Rd, 541-536-1402.

Sunriver

Sunriver Art Fair The Village at Sunriver August 11-13, 9:30-6pm (Sunday 9:30am-4pm). Visit villageatsunriver.com for more info.

Sunriver Quilt Show The Village at Sunriver August 5, 9am-4pm.

Sunriver Music Festival August 11-23. For tickets and detailed concert information, go to www.sunrivermusic.org or call 541-593-9310.

Bend

High Desert Museum Bat Walk August 11, 7:30-9pm. Members $5, non-members $10.

High Desert Museum Backpack Explorers Every Wed. and Thurs. 10-11am.  High Desert Museum. Kids 3-5. Registration fee.  Contact Marissa Ticus at mticus@highdesertmuseum.org, or call (541) 382-4754, ext. 329 or register online at highdesertmuseum.org/backpack-explorers-87.

AARP Driver Safety Bend Senior Center August 28. Call 541-388-1133 to enroll.

Christmas Valley

CV Boosters – 2nd Mon at 6pm at Booster Building

CV/NL Chamber of Commerce – quarterly (watch for posters)

CVRFPD Fire Board – 3rd Mon at 7pm at The Christmas Valley Fire Hall

NL Park & Rec – 2nd Tues at 9am at their Park and Rec office

CV Water Board – 2nd Wed at 1pm at CV Community Hall

EMS – 2nd Thurs at 7pm at EMS Building

FT Rock Grange – 2nd Wed at 6:30 pm at Grange

Ft Rock Historical Society – 2nd Tues-10am at the Museum

FR/SL SWCD – 2nd Thurs at noon at Silver Lake Fire Hall

Lake Co. Hay & Forage – 1st Thurs 6pm -Lodge at Summer Lake

Lions Club – 2nd Mon at 6:30 am at Silver Lake Fire Hall

NA – Fri at 6pm Well in the Wilderness – Open group/Child care

NL Health District – 1st Mon at 5pm at North Lake Clinic

NL School Board – 2nd Mon at 5:30pm at the NL school library.

SL Lioness – 2nd Wed at 10am at Silver Lake Fire Hall

SL Rural Fire Dist – 2nd  Mon at 7pm at Silver Lake Fire Hall

FR = Fort Rock, SL = Silver Lake, NL = North Lake County

CV = Christmas Valley

Fort Rock

Jane Kirkpatrick Book Signing. July 1, 1-4:30pm. Fort Rock Homestead Village Museum. 541-576-2251

La Pine Library

Family Fun Storytime – Interactive story time with songs, rhymes, and crafts. Program is geared to ages  0-5, but the whole family is welcome! Thursdays, 10:30 am

Friends of the La Pine Library Hours for the Friends’ Book Nook: Tuesdays, 10 am – 1 pm, Thursdays & Saturdays, 1 – 4 pm   

Build a Better World Food Drive – Build a better local community!  The Library is hosting a one-week food drive for NeighborImpact as part of our Summer Reading Program.  Bring in a non-perishable food item and get $1.00 off your overdue fines and processing fees, up to a total of $5.00 a day!  No overdue fines?  We still welcome you to drop off an item to community members in need August 5 – 12. Saturday, August 5 – Saturday, August 12

POP-UP Projects – “Across the Universe” program for teens, all through the month of August.

Know Cosmos- Black Holes & Gravitational WavesBlack holes are more than just science fiction. Dr. Wendi Wampler explains the how’s and the why’s. Tuesday, August 8, 12:00 pm

Glow in the Dark Storytime – Light up the library with stories, rhymes and crafts. All ages welcome! Thursday, August 10, 10:30 am

The Library Book Club –  A casual, monthly discussion about Moloka’i by Alan Brennert. Everyone is welcome! Thursday, August 10, 12:00 pm                                   

Eclipse Party – Get celestial with DIY galaxy goo, make a viewer, and more!  Supplies limited. All ages welcome! Saturday, August 12, 11:00 am

No Family Storytime – There will be NO Storytime  August 17, August 24, August 31, or September 7.  Storytime will resume on Thursday, September 14, at 10:30 am

Library Closure: All Deschutes Public Libraries will be CLOSED on Monday, August 21, and will remain closed until noon on Tuesday, August 22.

Friends’  of  the La Pine Library Meeting.The Friends of the La Pine Library will be meeting in the La Pine Library. Everyone welcome! Tuesday, August 22, 1:00 pm

People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Community Librarian, Roxanne Renteria, at 541-312-1091, or roxanner@deschuteslibrary.org.  The La Pine Public Library is located at 16425 1st Street, in La Pine, Oregon.   

Bend Library

“Know Cosmos” throughout August at Deschutes Public Library     From the search for life to the weird history of eclipses to black holes, join us as we journey through our galaxy and beyond! All programs are free and open to the public.

Breaking News from the Universe

Paul Bellaire, Physics Instructor in the Energy Systems Engineering Program at OSU-Cascades, leads a discussion of recent cosmic discoveries in the solar system and beyond, featuring recent images from astronomers and space agencies from around the world.

Wednesday, August 2 • 6:00 p.m. • Downtown Bend Library | 601 NW Wall Street, Bend Saturday, August 5 • noon-1:30 p.m. • Redmond Library | 827 SW Deschutes Avenue, Redmond

Black Holes & Gravitational Waves

Black holes have not only been a theme in science fiction, but also played a pivotal role in our understanding of the cosmos. From motivating the need for the unifying string theory, to helping us confirm one of Einstein’s greatest predictions—gravitational waves—these stellar phenomena have had a huge impact on how we physically model the universe. In this talk, Dr. Wendi Wampler will discuss the creation and physics of black holes and gravitational waves, as well as the new discoveries from LIGO and with their implications. Tuesday, August 8 • 12:00 p.m. • La Pine Library | 16425 1st Street, La Pine Thursday, August 10 • 6:00 p.m. • East Bend Library | 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend

Eclipse Party

Learn about the solar eclipse and make a solar viewer at this program. This family program is ideal for caregivers and children of all ages. Supplies limited; registration required. Wednesday, August 9 • 2:00 p.m. • Redmond Library | 827 SW Deschutes Avenue, Redmond

Galaxy Party

Get celestial with DIY galaxy goo, crafts, and more! This family program is ideal for caregivers and children of all ages. Supplies limited; registration required. Saturday, August 12 • 11:00 a.m. • La Pine Library | 16425 1st Street, La Pine Saturday, August 12 • 3:00 p.m. • Sunriver Library | 56855 Venture Lane, Sunriver

Weird History of Eclipses

Did you know that Columbus tricked the Arawak Indians into feeding him and his crew for almost four months with a lunar eclipse? That astronomers proved Einstein’s theory of relativity using a solar eclipse? That an eclipse once stopped a war? Eclipses can be shocking and scary if you don’t know what’s happening. We’ll talk about eclipse myths and history from around the world. Presented by Meg Thacher from the Five College Astronomy Department at Smith College. Thursday, August 17 • 6:00 p.m. Downtown Bend Library | 601 NW Wall Street, Bend

What to Expect During the Eclipse

Learn how to viewing the eclipse safely, and all the cool stuff you will see: the diamond ring effect, the corona, crescent-shaped shadows, shadow bands, and stars and planets in the daytime sky! We’ll talk about timing and what to take with you. Presented by Meg Thacher of the Five College Astronomy Department at Smith College.Friday, August 18 • 12:00 p.m. • Redmond Library | 827 SW Deschutes Avenue, Redmond

Where We Are on Finding ET

The SETI movement ignites excitement in the hearts and minds of children and adults alike. From our earliest science fiction to our present day scientific search for life on other worlds, people love to imagine what other lifeforms might be out there. This talk goes over the most up-to-date scientific discoveries in the search for our cosmic neighbors. Presented by Dr. Brad Hughes and Dr. Joann Eisberg of Chaffey College. Tuesday, August 22 • 6:00 p.m. • Downtown Bend Library | 601 NW Wall Street, Bend

For more information about these sessions, please visit the library website at www.deschuteslibrary.org. People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz Goodrich at lizg@deschuteslibrary.org or 541-312-1032.