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Monday October 15 Creature from the Black Lagoon

This black-and-white horror film about a half-man, half-amphibian beast first swam into theaters in 1954. Today, the film—originally produced in 3D—is widely considered one of the greatest monster pictures ever made. Join us at 5:30pm for a free screening at Tin Pan Theater. Register early (https://bit.ly/2N2OPrC) to ensure a seat; these free screenings fill up fast! Info: www.deschuteslibrary.org

Red and Green Salsa Class

The Red and Green Salsa public workshop is offered at the OSU Extension office in Redmond on Wednesday, October 17, 9:00 AM to noon. Carol Nelson, OSU Extension Master Food Preserver, will be leading the sessions and other Master Food Preserver volunteers will be assisting. The cost of the class is $15.00 per person. Participants take home lab products and recipes. Register by calling the OSU Extension/Deschutes County office, 541-548-6088 by Monday, October 15th. The class size will be limited.

Holiday Wreath and Evergreen Sale

Soroptimist International of Bend is greeting the upcoming holiday season with its 37th annual fundraising wreath and evergreen sales. The sales support the programs of SI Bend, a non-profit organization, to assist women and children in Central Oregon and provide educational awards to local financially-needy, head of household women who are in the process of completing their education. Make your home holiday festive with a wreath or other evergreen gifts by viewing all items, then purchasing on-line at www.sibend.org through PayPal. Holiday sales information is also available through e-mail at wreaths@sibend.org or by calling 541-389-2694. Sales are through October 24, so please place your orders soon. All wreaths and evergreens are guaranteed fresh and will be delivered to your home after Thanksgiving.

Live Your Dream

Applications for the “Live Your Dream” Awards offered by Soroptimist International of Bend, will be taken from October 1 until November 15, 2018. Applications are available online at www.sibend.org. A minimum of two $2000 educational awards will be given. One of the scholarships is specifically set aside for a Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) member in good standing meeting the award criteria. To qualify, the applicant must be a financially needy, head of household woman who is pursuing higher education. “LYDA” applicants must be entering into or enrolled in a college certificate/degree program. The money may be used for any educational expense including tuition, childcare, and/or transportation by the awardees.

Author! Author!

7:00pm at Bend High School the Deschutes Public Library Foundation presents Sarah Vowell a New York Times bestselling author of seven nonfiction books on American history and culture. Her books include Unfamiliar Fishes, Assassination Vacation, The Wordy Shipmates and Lafayette in the Somewhat United States. Vowell is a contributing editor for This American Life and is also the voice of teenage superhero Violet Parr in Pixar Animation Studios’ The Incredibles. Info: www.deschuteslibrary.org

Oregon Drive Less Challenge

Discover healthy, green travel options for work, school, errands, and play—join the Oregon Drive Less Challenge through Oct. 5! Burn calories instead of gas by biking to work, or walking to the store. Divide the ride and the cost by carpooling or vanpooling. Take the bus and let someone else do the driving so you can listen to music, or read that page-turning book. Then log your trips at DriveLessConnect.com to win weekly and grand prizes! Over 55 prizes will be awarded. http://www.commuteoptions.org/

The Special Needs and Care of Senior Dogs

FREE WORKSHOP: The Special Needs and Care of Senior Dogs. Provided by DogPAC to promote happy, healthy dogs and responsible owners. Open to all. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Brooks Room, Deschutes Library, downtown Bend. Owners only - no dogs, please. More information at www.dogpac.org. Reserve your spot by contacting dogpacmember@gmail.com

Earlier Event: October 14
NaNoWriMo Kick Off
Later Event: October 22
Adopt-a-Shelter Dog