BEND STORYTELLING CIRCLE: Features a group of people telling and listening to stories; visit Facebook site for location; free; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Bend location; 541-389-1713 or www.facebook.com/bendstorytellingcircle.
THE GOLDEN AGE CLUB: Double deck pinochle; noon-3 p.m.; Golden Age Club, 40 S.E. Fifth St., Bend; 541-389-1752.
PFLAG CENTRAL OREGON: Bring a dish to share with serving utensils; 6:30 p.m.; Nativity Lutheran Church, 60850 S.E. Brosterhous Road, Bend; 541-317-2334 or www.pflagcentraloregon.org.
EAST CASCADES AUDUBON SOCIETY: Join local birders for half-day field trips around Central Oregon; share gas expenses; 7 a.m.; Nancy P’s Baking Company, 1054 N.W. Milwaukee Ave., Bend; 541-322-8778 or www.ecaudubon.org.
NEWCOMERS CLUB OF BEND: Hospitality coffee, call for directions; free, registration requested; 10 a.m.-noon; Bend location; 215-917-0032.
BEND CHAMBER TOASTMASTERS: noon-1 p.m.; The Environmental Center, 16 N.W. Kansas Ave.; 541-383-2581.
KIWANIS CLUB OF REDMOND: noon-1 p.m.; Juniper Golf Course, 1938 S.W. Elkhorn Ave.; 541-548-5935 or www.redmondkiwanis.org.
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The holiest plant of the Christmas season may be a raggedy shrub with peeling bark that seems to grow best in a dusty backyard in Tempe, Ariz. This is Boswellia sacra, better known as the frankincense tree. The shrub’s gum resin is one of the three biblical gifts that the wise men bestowed on the infant Jesus. Until recently, Americans who wished to cultivate their…
Eighteen-year-old Jenny Lanter died this spring after sustaining injuries in a car accident. But Lanter’s parents and friends hope that her sweet spirit will continue to live on through a special dance scholarship created in her memory. Mom Renee Lanter, of Bend, believes her daughter would be very honored to know this scholarship existed, and she sees it as a positive development for the family…
SALEM — For years, Bend resident Cylvia Hayes’ good relations with state officials have been a boon, helping her win contracts as a green energy consultant. Now she’s finding that her relationship with one official in particular — Gov. John Kitzhaber, her longtime companion — can be a hindrance as well. Hayes refers to herself alternately as the “first lady” and “first partner” and says…
A barred owl that drew crowds of onlookers while swooping around at Farewell Bend Park earlier this year may well be dead. The owl was seen from mid-January into last month, regularly hunting for mice and voles along the Deschutes River just upstream of the Old Mill District. It then disappeared about a month ago. Two photographers found a dead owl March 3 about 10…