Free Breedlove Block Party Coming May 6

Two Old Hippies Guitars celebrates their new Guitar Showroom & Outlet Grand opening with a free block party Saturday, May 6th from 3-6 p.m. at the new American Loop location in Bend. Showroom manager JC Trayser talks to Central Oregon Daily about the event which include hourly guitar giveaways, free restringings, live music and educational talks. Local food trucks and Deschutes Brewery will also be there for all the fun.  Get more info at and

Protect Your Kid’s ‘Melon’ with a Helmet

Central Oregon Daily’s Donna Britt visited Pine Ridge Elementary in Bend for The Center Foundation’s kickoff event for their annual month-long campaign to raise awareness about traumatic head injuries. Through partnership with Bend Memorial Clinic and Bank of the Cascades, every third-grade student in the Bend-La Pine School District will get a free helmet if they don’t already have a safe, proper-fitting helmet. Local students will be learning how a helmet can protect their brains and reduce the risk of severe injury by up to 88 percent. For more information visit

New Bend Boutique Features Aerial Yoga and Natural Beauty Products

Mandy Butera had a vision of a beautiful boutique where the community could experience well being through movement and natural skincare, cosmetics and elixirs. Hear her story and find out more about Wren & Wild, now open at 910 NW Harriman in downtown Bend. Wren & Wild is Bend’s first Aerial Yoga Studio and also where you can find natural skin care, makeup and other organic beauty products that nourish the whole body from the inside/out.

March for Science and Climate in Bend

Former Oregon First Lady Cylvia Hayes and Bend resident Elizabeth Hanley Szabo discuss their support for the environment and why they are involved in the Science March and the Climate March to be held in Bend.

The March for Science on April 22,  starts in front of the Bend-La Pine Schools Education Center in Downtown Bend. They will have an informational booth at the Earth Day Festival. For more information visit:

The People’s Climate March Bend on Saturday, April  29, begins at 12:00 p.m. at Drake Park. Visit for information on how you can get involved in the movement.

A Place for All Ages to Create, Explore and Enjoy Art

Base Camp Studio Executive Director and Founder Darlene Becker talks about why she started Base Camp Studio and how the non-profit exists to cultivate creativity and provide opportunities for engagement in the arts for the entire community. Summer camps, art therapy, creative movement. Get the entire program and class schedule here. And check out their new studio space at 2531 NE Studio Road in Bend.

Pine Tavern Sponsors Food Drive for ‘Safe’ Graduation Parties

Pine Tavern Restaurant owner Bill McCormick explains why he’s behind the Neighbor Impact Central Oregon High School Food Drive Challenge: a canned food competition for high school ‘safe’ graduation parties. Cash prizes will be awarded for the most canned food collected by four Central Oregon high schools.  The competition runs from April 10th-24th. You can drop off food at the local schools or at Pine Tavern. Online donations will also be accepted.

The Reviews are in for Theater Production: Fade In

The reviews are in and local playwright and director Patricia West-Del Ruth joins Diane, Jack and Donna to share her dark and twisted psychological comedy, “Fade In” which focuses on the dysfunctional relationship between two sisters, their mutual love for a slightly manic actor, confronting their heady past. Patricia has had an extensive career in film and television, but her latest work “Fade In” is taking her work to the stage in Bend at the 2nd Street Theater.

“Fade In” will run Thursday through Saturday through April 15th. Tickets are available at

How Tumalo Cider Came to Be

Tumalo Cider Company brewer Kelly Roark and his business partner Jeff Bennett brought some delicious cider samples to Central Oregon Daily and they also told the story of how making cider from free apples has grown into the beloved Tumalo Cider that locals are raving about. We also got to hear how The Tumalo Cider House was built from the ground up with the help of friends and family.