Lutheran Community Services hosting Prineville Perk, ribbon cutting and grand opening this Friday

The Crook County Foundation "What's Brewing?" will be held Wednesday, Feb. 14 at Meadow Lakes Restaurant, 300 SW Meadow Lakes Drive, from 7 to 8 a.m. This week's topic: "What impact has the legalization of marijuana had on our community?" The presentation will be given by Larry Seymour, captain with the Prineville Police Department, Jeff Coffman, school resource officer, and James Savage, Crook County Undersheriff, as they discuss what implications of marijuana legalization they are seeing on our streets and in our schools.

"What's Brewing?" is a program of the Crook County Foundation. For more information on the foundation, visit or contact the foundation at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 541-460-2393.

The Central Oregon Association of Realtors will be accepting applications for donations from local nonprofits in two rounds due April 15 and Sept. 15, 2018. The criteria for those applying consists of:

Applicant must be a 501(c)3.

Applications are preferred from, but not limited to, to smaller organizations that provide basic needs to the community, such as food, shelter, clothing and medical services.

Political organizations/campaigns, religious activities (religious organizations are eligible for community services), sports teams or individual activities are not.

Funds must be used for programs and not events or marketing.

Programs must take place in Central Oregon with preference to those serving the tri-county area.

A letter of recommendation from a COAR member.

For an application and more information, visit the About section of under Community Involvement. Contact Kim Gammond with COAR with any questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 541-382-6027.

Mid Oregon Credit Union invites local communities to enjoy free admission to the High Desert Museum on Feb. 24, 2018. The "Free Family Saturday" complimentary admission program supports the community with the opportunity to explore wildlife and living history right in Central Oregon's backyard. The museum is located five minutes south from Bend on U.S. Highway 97. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., including the Rimrock Café and Silver Sage Trading Store.

"Mid Oregon Credit Union's generous support of two Free Family Saturdays this winter provides the community an opportunity to experience our local wildlife up close and engage with exhibits like our Dinosaurs Take Flight and Innovation Lab: Design Inspired by Nature," said High Desert Museum Executive Director Dana Whitelaw, PH.D.

For more information about exhibits, wildlife encounters, living history performances, music, and tours, visit the museum's website at

This week, Prineville Perk will be hosted by Lutheran Community Services, 1103 NE Elm St., on Friday, Feb. 16 from 8 to 8:30 a.m. This will also be their ribbon cutting and grand opening at its new home, located in the old Pioneer Memorial Hospital. For more information on Prineville Perk, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 541-447-6304.

Lift For The 22, a national 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides one-year gym memberships to military veterans, has partnered with CrossFit Prineville.

Jessica Goodwin, owner of CrossFit Prineville, has donated five one-year gym memberships to Lift For The 22 to be given to local veterans every year. The partnership aims to fight veteran suicide and increase the health and wellness of the veteran community locally.

Veterans can apply for these memberships at immediately. All veterans of all eras are eligible for these memberships.

Lift For The 22's mission is to fight veteran suicide by bringing the veteran community together through health and fitness. Lift For The 22 partners with fitness facilities all over the country to provide these memberships to veterans.

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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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