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Past Events

May 2022

Monthly Snowshoe Evening Hike w/ Come Out Bend

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come Out and Hike with us! Weather under the stars or under the sun we will be hiking each month around the full moon! Watch closer for more details as each event gets closer! Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/457833882479465

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LGBTQ+ Monthly Climb Night

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until August 31, 2023

The Circuit Bouldering Gym, 63051 NE Corporate Pl
Bend, Oregon 97701 United States
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Monthly LGBTQIA2S+ Climb Night is Back!!! Now at @thecircuitgym_bend Every 3rd Thursday Everyone gets half off admission!! Event is welcome to all LGBTQIA2S+ community members and all experience levels!!!

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Oh Yess a monthly night OUT

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join local LGBTQ+ community at Dogwood to giggle and greet, support and cavort. 21+

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Stage the Change

May 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until May 21, 2022

Pacific Northwest High school students: You are invited to attend this two-day conference! The goal of “Stage the Change” is to inspire, teach, and help attendees employ the performing arts to find their social voice to become responsible global citizens and catalysts for change. Tickets $20 per Participant!  -Learn More/Register:towertheatre.org/education/stage-the-change/ A conference empowering high school students from across the Pacific Northwest to use performing arts to find their social voice and catalyst for change. Workshops – Keynotes – Performances –…

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Stage the Change: A Conference for High School Students

May 20 @ 6:00 pm - May 21 @ 9:30 pm
Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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The Tower Theatre Foundation will present the first ever “Stage the Change” event on the West Coast May 20 - 21, 2022. High school students from throughout the Pacific Northwest are invited to attend this two-day conference which is developed in partnership with the New York based non-profit Stage the Change. The goal of “Stage the Change” is to inspire, teach, and help attendees employ the performing arts to find their social voice to become responsible global citizens and catalysts…

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Nghtspot : Bend May 20-21-22

May 20 @ 8:30 pm - May 22 @ 2:00 am
The Capitol, 190 NW Oregon Ave
Bend, OR 97703 United States
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Nghtspot : Bend is a 3 day festival of techno, house, and bass music located underground in Downtown Bend Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nghtspot-bend-tickets-304646364477 Friday - May 20th - Third Seven is the stage name for Billy Mickelson of Bend, Oregon. Billy has played music his entire life but has been performing music professionally full time since 2008. Performing all around the world, (from Europe and beyond...) he knows no bounds. Billy has performed everything from yoga classes to punk rock shows and…

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OUT in the WILD: Intro to Climbing Day

May 21 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Our Flagship program at Smith Rock State Park in Central Oregon, you'll learn the basics of rock climbing within a queer affinity space with queer guides! No experience is necessary and all gear will be provided if you need it. More info:  outinthewild.org/calendar-of-events

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Stage the Change

May 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until May 21, 2022

Pacific Northwest High school students: You are invited to attend this two-day conference! The goal of “Stage the Change” is to inspire, teach, and help attendees employ the performing arts to find their social voice to become responsible global citizens and catalysts for change. Tickets $20 per Participant!  -Learn More/Register:towertheatre.org/education/stage-the-change/ A conference empowering high school students from across the Pacific Northwest to use performing arts to find their social voice and catalyst for change. Workshops – Keynotes – Performances –…

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OUT in the WILD: Anchors and Rappelling Clinic

May 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Learn the ins and outs of Sport Climbing anchors and learning the complexities of rappelling. We will cover all the different types of anchors as well as how to transition to lowering or rappelling. This clinic will include some climbing but most of the day will be in an outdoor classroom type environment with some real world application in the afternoon. More info:  outinthewild.org/calendar-of-events

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Shevlin Loop Trail Hike

May 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sheviln Park, 18920 NW Shevlin Park Rd
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Shevlin loop trail hike  followed by coffee if there is interest. The trail description is below, the meeting point would be in the south parking lot near the restrooms. Loop Trail: This 6-mile trail follows the canyon rim, runs through old growth ponderosa pine, includes a few short, steep hills and crosses Tumalo Creek twice.    

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