Foodies and farmers — The High Desert Food & Farm Alliance will welcome the Central Oregon community to its fifth annual social on Monday in the Deschutes Brewery Tasting Room. Scheduled 5:45 to 7:15 p.m., the event encourages attendees to chat with local producers while enjoying foods from their farms. It will be preceded by a two-hour chef-farmer mixer connecting buyers and sellers. 901 SW Simpson Ave., Bend. Reservations ($15) should be made today at

— John Gottberg Anderson