Upcoming events

Haute Trash Fashion Show September 19th– doors open 7:30 Show begins 8:00 PM Old Stone Church – Bend

Featuring McJason Graham $15.00 – all proceeds go to Vima Lupwa Homes for more info: http://www.hautetrash.org/

Quilts and African Goods Sale begins at Nativity Lutheran Church Sept 27th

These are goods that have been made by the voluntee rs at NLC utilizing the African cloth that was brou ght back from Zambia this past December. The ladies have created quilts , tablecloths, aprons, napkins, and many other items.

Art Hop – Downtown Bend Douglas Fine Jewelry Oct. 2nd

The goods that have been made by the volunteers at NLC utilizing the African cloth that was brought ba ck from Zambia, as well as other African arts, crafts and framed art by the children of Vima Lupwa Home will be displayed and available for purchase during this First Friday event.

A Night to Remember – A Celebration of the Human Spirit October 3rd – doors open 6:30 – no charge, tickets required Show begins at 7:00 PM Tower Theater – Bend

Produced and directed by Alistair Paterson the even ing will be a blend of inspirational stories of loc al individuals and organizations, augmented with uplif ting musical and choral presentations. Opening and closing the show will be renowned Hawai ian singer and long time Bend favorite, Bill Keale, recipient of both the “Best of Central Oregon” sing er/songwriter and the “Best Local Musician” awards. Also featured on the program will be the much rever ed Youth Choir of Central Oregon under the directio n of Beth Basham and The Central Oregon Mastersingers di rected by Clyde Thompson. Recognized as two of the top choirs in the Pacific Northwest, they will sing several individual arrangements as well as joining together with Keale for a final number that will represent o ne of the largest choirs ever to take the stage at The Tower. Featured individual “honorees” include Cole Ortega, Mimi Ausland, Rachael Scdoris, Bob Maxwell, Beth Basham, Bob and Cheryl Shaw, and Jim and Debbie Fie lds. Also being honored will be Malerie Pratt and Marlena Bellavia, the founders of Vima Lupwa in Zambia , CORIL – the Central Oregon Resources for Independent Living, and the Cascade Youth & Fam ily Center. Honorees will have their stories presented in a vis ual format while a corresponding script will be rea d live by a specially selected group of presenters from the B end Highnooners Toastmasters Club. Robert Killen, a finalist in the World Championship of Public Speaki ng, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies and Pate rson, an award winning Aspirational speaker, will offer a short speech of thanks and congratulations.According to Paterson, the whole thrust of the show is to provide a non-political, non-religious, non- charitable event whose sole ambition is to uplift a nd inspire the audience. “By assembling a collecti on of stories of courage, generosity, determination and p erseverance, our hope is that our audience will be similarly moved to go out into the community to sha re these stories and to create a ground swell of ho pe and positivity in the midst of these challenging ti mes”. The show officially starts at 7pm but attendees are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy a special slid e show prologue of “The People & Places of Bend” showcasin g the unique photographic talents of Jill Rosell. Starting on September 15 th a limited number of tickets will be available from the Tower Theatre box office .

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