COCC offering FAFSA assistance

Need help filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form? Central Oregon Community College is offering free help sessions from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the COCC Bend campus and Thursday at COCC Redmond, Madras and Prineville campuses. Sessions will also be held at Sisters and LaPine high schools on Thursday.

The sessions are open to all students regardless of college choice. No appointment is necessary. For more information and what financial information to bring, visit

Free admission at museum

The High Desert Museum in Bend is offering free admission Jan. 25.

Sponsored by the Mid Oregon Credit Union, the Free Family Saturday gives families the opportunity to view the museum’s wildlife, exhibits and history at no cost. The exhibits “Woven With Tradition: Plateau Indian Bags” and “Frontier Firearms: Stories of Survival and Defense” are currently on display.

The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is located at 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97. Parking is limited. The museum is offering a free shuttle from the Morning Star Christian School (located at 19741 Baker Road, Bend) throughout the day.

The next Free Family Saturday is Feb. 22.

Contact: www.high or 541-382-4754.

Culinary school plans brunch

A Community Celebration Brunch will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 26 at Cascade Culinary Institute. The event features the talents of the advanced culinary arts students. Menu items include a variety of stuffed French toast, house-made quiche, assorted pastries and more. The cost is $20 per person and $10 for ages 12 and younger. For reservations call 1-877-541-2433 or .

Dyslexia subject of documentary

Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Harvey Hubbell will present his acclaimed documentary “Dislecksia: The Movie” Thursday at McMenamins Old St. Francis School in Bend.

The film “weaves vintage classroom footage, celebrity interviews and the comedic touch of dyslexic director Hubbell into an engrossingly entertaining film on a serious subject,” according to a news release.

Hosted by Bend Language & Learning, the film will screen at 6 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.). Following the film, Hubbell will participate in a panel discussion with local community members.

Cost is $7. McMenamins Old St. Francis School is located at 700 N.W. Bond Street in Bend.

Contact: www. or 541-382-5174.

— From staff reports