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Gift and You Shall Receive

Give to local food drives, toy drives and more for a chance to redeem some sweet holiday treats


  • Courtesy The Giving Plate

Thu., Dec. 19 - NPT Benefit
The Commons
Join three of Central Oregon's hottest musical artists for an evening of song, benefitting the High Desert Food and Farm Alliance. Bend locals Jess Ryan and Eric Leadbetter will be joined by Portland's Patrick Connell. Live music from 7-9pm. 

Thu., Dec. 19 - Ugly Sweater Christmas Bingo
Cascade Lakes Brewing Company
Throw on your ugliest Christmas sweater and head to Redmond. Bingo starts at 6:30pm! Cash prizes will be handed out to winning cards, and there will be a special prize awarded to the kid and the adult wearing the ugliest sweater. Half of proceeds will be donated to the BrightSide Animal Center

Fri., Dec. 20 - Winter Solstice Celebration
The Pavilion
Join in celebrating the shortest day of the year and all that is winter! Festivities will take place from 5:30-8:30pm, including warming winter treats, family-friendly-fun and a special performance by the Bend Ice Figure Skating Club. Ice skaters who bring canned food to donate to NeighborImpact will enjoy a $6 admission price complete with skate rental! 

Sat., Dec. 21 - Bingo Blitz - Gift Wrapped Edition
Worthy Brewing
Four rounds of high-energy bingo played in 90 minutes. Participants are invited to arrive at 9:30am and enjoy a round of breakfast beverages; bingo starts at 10:30am. Proceeds go to The Worthy Garden Club, a 501c3 nonprofit. 

Sat., Dec. 21 - Bend Beer Choir and Toy Drive
Silver Moon Brewing
Great beer, giving back and slightly intoxicated community sing-alongs. The "Beer Choir" is led by Jon Vevia, featuring live music played by his band, featuring Christmas favorites and drinking songs. Bring a new and unwrapped gift for the Toys for Tots toy drive, and your first beer is $0.01!

Sat., Dec. 21 - Nicky Croon "Home for the Holidays"
Aspen Hall
The Yannariellos present Nicky Croon, singing all of your favorite holiday and Rat Pack songs! The show begins at 6:30pm, doors open at 6pm. Enjoy light appetizers and a paid bar as you dance the night away. Semi-formal attire is encouraged—get fancy with it! Bring canned food to contribute to the holiday food drive, benefitting The Giving Plate.

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Cayla Clark

Cayla graduated from UCLA with a degree in playwriting, soon after realizing that playwriting is not a viable career option. Fortunately, this led her to journalism, and she is thrilled to be part of such a unique and fun-loving team. Upcoming local events? Send them her way!

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