Healthcare in Central Oregon, this week's topic at 'What's Brewing?'

Bowman Museum continues its May at the Bowman Museum this Thursday, May 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the Museum's Community Room. This week's presentation will be on "They Said it Couldn't Be Done, Building of the Columbia River Highway." The presentation will be given by Peg Willis, Northwest history writer, speaker and educator. For more information, contact the museum at 541-447-3715.

This Saturday, May 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the IronHorse Health Fair will take place at the IronHorse Lodge, located at 435 NE Wayfinder Drive. This is a special event and as part of the fair, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute will be on hand with "The Screen to Save Research Project." They invite you to come and learn about mental health services, can{filler:photo-filler-zombie-apocalypse-death-obits.jpg}cer prevention, healthy cooking, maximizing your insurance benefits, diabetes prevention and much more.

Prineville Perk will be hosted by Good Bike Co., LLC on Friday, May 19 from 8 to 8:30 a.m. The Perk will be held at 284 NE Third St. For more information on Prineville Perk, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 541-447-6304.

Crook County Landfill will be holding a "Free Appliance Recycling Day" this Saturday, May 20. For more information on the event, contact 541-447-2398.

"What's Brewing?" will be held from 7 to 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, at Meadow Lakes Restaurant, 300 SW Meadow Lakes Drive. This week, join John Bishop, president of St. Charles Prineville and St. Charles Madras, for a discussion about what's on the horizon for healthcare in Prineville and Central Oregon.

The Crook County Health and Human Services, in partnership with St. Charles Health Systems, will be holding a "Diabetes: Are You at Risk?" seminar May 24 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the IronHorse Lodge Community Room, 435 NE Wayfinder Drive. Having prediabetes puts a person at risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. The Diabetes Prevention Program can help you learn to make changes in your life to prevent type 2 diabetes. For more information, contact Kylie Loving at 541-447-3260.

Mid Oregon Credit Union will be holding an "Build a Basic Budget: The Five-Step Spending Plan" seminar on Thursday, May 25 at 6 p.m. at its Bend location. The seminar will be presented by Catherine Hahne, branch manager, who will give practical tips, step-by-step guidance and charts regardless of your life stage and situation. Call 541-382-1795 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your seat. Refreshments will be served.

This column was written by the Central Oregonian's general manager Teresa Tooley. If you have something that you would like to have included in the Central Oregonian's business briefs, e-mail it to: [email protected]

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