Bend VegFest — The Cascade Culinary Institute at Central Oregon Community College will host the first Bend VegFest on May 31. The event is being staged by VegNet Bend, a local organization that promotes a plant-based diet. A slate of high-profile speakers will be joined by numerous exhibitors offering tastings of vegan food from restaurants and food companies. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., followed by a film screening. 541-325-1972, www.bendvegfest.org.
— John Gottberg Anderson