Source on the Scene: BendFilm Presents “James Beard: America’s First Foodie”

A documentary about a culinary legend, ahead of his time, who is also an Oregon native called “James Beard: America’s First Foodie” will be screening at McMenamin’s on Monday night at 6 p.m., but before that, you can sample some James Beard hors d’oeuvres at Elevation on the Central Oregon Community College campus from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Central Oregon Daily’s Chris Biggs has a preview of Monday’s event for this week’s “Source on the Scene.”

For all the latest arts and cultural listings in Central Oregon, pick up the latest issue of The Source Weekly or go to their website at www.bendsource.com. Thanks to our “Source on the Scene” sponsor, Indian Head Casino, for giving us the time and resources to show you some of the best events and entertainment that our region has to offer every Friday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Source on the Scene: Tour One of the Nation’s Largest Alpaca Ranches

When Central Oregon Daily’s Chris Biggs was told Alpaca Country Estates Ranch and Bed & Breakfast offer tours, she replied, “Al-pac-a my lunch and head on out,” because like a lot of people she was curious about alpacas and assumed they were much like llamas–boy was she wrong. Although they both come from the camelid family, llamas are nearly twice the size of the average 100 – 200 pound alpaca. Llamas can get up to 450 pounds; they are also territorial and have been used as guard animals, whereas, alpacas are docile in nature and show affection to humans. Check out what else makes these alpacas, that graze the 134 acres, at the Terrebonne ranch.

For the latest arts and culture listings in Central Oregon, pick up the latest issue of The Source Weekly or head to their website at www.bendsource.com.
A special thanks to our “Source on the Scene” sponsor, Indian Head Casino, for giving us the time and resources to bring you the best arts and culture that Central Oregon has to offer every Friday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Dirksen Derby, still going strong

Central Oregon Daily’s Chris Biggs reports on the weekend’s Dirksen Derby events at Mt. Batchelor and checks in the Tyler Eklund, the young snowboarder who inspired the event.

When Pro Snowboarder Josh Dirksen heard about up and coming snowboarder, Tyler Eklund’s, tragic snowboarding accident that left him paralyzed from the neck down, he and the community rallied around Eklund and decided to start an event to raise money so that he could continue to do what he loves best –
getting that pow! That event is the Dirksen Derby, which features snowboarding, split skiing and sit skiing competitions and tons of evening events and after parties in Bend. Both the Dirksen Derby and Eklund have been going strong for a decade now. Eklund will be riding Mt Bachelor this Sunday at the Dirksen Derby 10. Here’s a look at how Eklund continues to live life to the fullest.
For the latest arts and culture listings, pick up the latest issue of The Source Weekly, or go to their website at www.bendsource.com.
And thanks to our “Source on the Scene” sponsor, Indian Head Casino, for giving us the time and resources to show you some of the best events and entertainment that our region has to offer, every Friday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Source on the Scene: Gloria!

It’s become an annual holiday tradition for the Central Oregon Master Singers to perform at the The Tower Theatre, and this year is no exception. Central Oregon Daily’s Chris Biggs met up with the new artistic director as he prepares his 44 singers for their performance of Gloria!

Performances are on Saturday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 10 at 2p.m., and you can get tickets at www.towertheatre.org.

For the latest arts and culture listings, pick up the latest issue of The Source Weekly, or go to their website at www.bendsource.com.
And thanks to our “Source on the Scene” sponsor, Indian Head Casino, for giving us the time and resources to show you some of the best events and entertainment that our region has to offer, every Friday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Source on the Scene: CTC Presents “A Christmas Carol”

We talk with Cascades Theatre Company director Kelly Dolan Ryan about the production of “A Christmas Carol.” This spirited adaptation of the classic Christmas tale will surely make for a lively holiday season. Charles Dickens himself narrators Ebenezer Scrooge’s magical night’s journey as he visits his past, present, and future before discovering life’s true gifts. The play runs from Dec. 1-17, 2017.

For more information on events happening in and around Central Oregon, pick up a copy of The Source Weekly or visit them online at www.bendsource.com.

And a special thanks to Indian Head Casino for sponsoring our weekly Source On The Scene series.

Source on the Scene: The Nutcracker – A Child’s Tale

Central Oregon Daily’s Chris Biggs has a preview of a local production of “The Nutcracker: A Child’s Tale” playing Saturday at the The Tower Theatre

For the latest arts and culture listings, pick up the latest issue of The Source Weekly, or go to their website at www.bendsource.com.

And thanks to our “Source on the Scene” sponsor, Indian Head Casino, for giving us the time and resources to show you some of the best events and entertainment that our region has to offer, every Friday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Source on the Scene: Swinging with the Stars

Local celebrities are pairing up with professional dances to compete in the annual Swinging with the Stars event on Saturday night at the Tower Theatre.
The event raises money for the Central Oregon Sparrow Clubs.

Central Oregon Daily’s Chris Biggs visits a rehearsal to preview the event for this week’s Source on the Scene.

For more information on events happening in and around central Oregon, pick up a copy of The Source Weekly or visit them online at www.bendsource.com.
And a special thanks to Indian Head Casino for sponsoring our weekly Source On The Scene series.

Wrapping it up with “Bomb City”

Chris Biggs closed out the final day with the recipient of the Best Director Award for BendFilm Festival, Jameson Brooks for Bomb City who credits the whole team for making their film such a success. The film is based on a true story about a young punk rock kid, Brian Deneke, who is ridiculed and harassed by the preppy jocks aka the “white hats.” The story uncovers the intolerance of the punk culture and the injustice they face when the two groups face off. Here’s what they had to say about the film and their time in Bend.