Cascade Youth & Family Center Celebrates 30 Years

For 30 years, Cascade Youth & Family Center (CYFC) has responded to the needs of youth in jeopardy by building programs for runaway and homeless kids, ages 11 and up, by providing family mediation, emergency shelter, street outreach, transitional living (longer-term shelter), and beyond. Each program builds on the last, helping this vulnerable population continue their education, find jobs, and learn skills to become self-sufficient. About their longevity, CYFC Community Programs Director Liz Langmas says it, “Signifies and involves a 30-year sustainable gift to Central Oregon through the youth that will change, contribute, and care about our community now and in the future.” Keeping with their longstanding mission to help kids in jeopardy, CYFC has launched its newest initiative called at: project. The at: project provides support and case management for victims of human trafficking in Central Oregon, helping them become survivors. CYFC is a member of the Deschutes County Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) Response Team, which responds to all human trafficking cases in the county. CYFC and at: project are programs of J Bar J Youth Services.

Art in the High Desert Set for August 23-25, 2019

Art in the High Desert (AHD), the premier show and sale of juried fine arts & crafts, celebrates its 12th year on the banks of the Deschutes River in the Old Mill District. The event showcases 120 professional visual artists representing creative work in 15 media categories and is ranked nationally in the top 20 shows for sales for the fifth consecutive year.  The show is an opportunity to meet, and buy original art from some of the top artists in North America and Central Oregon at every budget.

Azillion Beads Now Open at Bend Factory Stores

Azillion Beads, purveyor of gemstones, pearls, seed beads, colorful glass and supplies for a wide-range of beading projects recently opened a new pop-up location in the Bend Factory Stores. Owners Pam and Doug Blanton are glad to reconnect face-to-face with their customers after three years in a local warehouse building a web-based business. With 16 years in the beading business, their motto, “More beads than you can imagine!” is brought to life in their retail store, found at 61334 South Hwy. 97, in Bend. Open seven days a week.