America in the Morning

5:00am - 6:00am


October 10, 2013

NW Green Building Industry Summit

From 7:30AM to 4:30PM

The NW Green Building Industry Summit is on October 10, 2013 this year. Presented by the Energy Trust of Oregon, the NW Green Building Industry Summit is a day of green building experts sharing the latest design trends and best practices for sustainable and energy efficient home building. The event features a series of presentations and workshops scheduled throughout the day along with exhibitors on site displaying and educating attendees about new products on the market. Topics will include: Sustainable Design, What's new in Solar for Green Renovations, Remodeling Sustainably, Landscaping with Drought Tolerant Techniques, Making Sense of the Energy Code, Passivhaus in Central Oregon, an update from the Living Building Challenge Desert Rain team, and so much more. Tate and Tate will cater the luncheon and attendees can enter to win a partial home makeover from local participating contractors including Advanced Product Applications, Denfeld Paints, Northwest Quality Roofing, and Mountain View Heating. CE credits available for Realtors, contractors and architects. To register contact Gretchen at COBA at 541-389-1058 or online at www.coba.org.

MountainStar's Children's Expedition Luncheon

From 12:00PM to 1:00PM

The event will be held on Thursday, October 10 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. at The Riverhouse Convention Center located at 3075 N. Highway 97 (Access from Mt. Washington Dr.). During this one-hour free event, Executive Director Tim Rusk and notable speakers will share the amazing results MountainStar is achieving with traumatized young children through powerful, cost-effective interventions that change lives, heal relationships, and launch babies, toddlers and their parents on a new trajectory. Nationally accredited, MountainStar provides crisis intervention and a therapeutic classroom for 300 babies and young children from 6-weeks to 3-years-old. These children come from families with multiple risk factors for child abuse and neglect, including low income, homelessness, mental health issues, domestic violence, and substance abuse. Children at this critical age represent 48% of the victims of child abuse and are at a stage in their development when it is essential to have attached and attentive caretakers. Relief Nurseries have documented success in reducing the risk of abuse and neglect by 70% within the first 6 months of a child’s enrollment. They help to improve family functioning and self-sufficiency and reduce foster care utilization. For more information, please visit www.mountainstarfamily.org. To RSVP for this event, please contact MountainStar at (541)322-6820 or info@mountainstarfamily.org.

Pumpkin Patch and Market

From 12:00PM to 6:00PM

Pick a pumpkin or visit the market; 541-504-1414; free admission; www.pumpkinco.com; Central Oregon Pumpkin Co. 1250 N.E. Wilcox Ave., Terrebonne, OR 97760.

Healthy Beginnings Community Flu Shot Clinic

From 12:00PM to 6:00PM

Walk in and get a flu shot, no appointment necessary; Medicare, Pacific Source, Regence Blue Cross and ODS/MODA are health providers that can be billed; a portion of the proceeds benefit Healthy Beginnings; 541-389-7211; $25; Newport Market, 1121 N.W. Newport Ave., Bend, OR 97701;

Abilitree Services Seminar in Madras

From 1:00PM to 3:00PM

Social Security Disability Advocacy Center for Independent Living Work Incentive Counseling Bringing our Services to Madras Informational Seminar November 4, 2013 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Madras Aquatic Center Party Room Call or e-mail Jill Hannemann at Abilitree to Register at: 541-388-8103 ext. 206 or jillh@abilitree.org

BendFilm Festival

From 5:00PM to n/a

The 10th year of independent film screenings; venues include Regal Old Mill Stadium 16, Tower Theater, Tin Pan Theater, Oxford Hotel, Greenwood Playhouse and McMenamins Old St. Francis School; see festival guide for full schedule at each venue: 541-388-3378; $12, $150 full film pass, $250 full festival pass; www.bendfilm.org.