On Coming Home in Bend

A free weekly reading and discussion program for veterans of all eras

Tim LaBarge

Veterans in Central Oregon of all eras are invited to participate in a free weekly reading and discussion program at the Central Oregon Vet Center beginning June 1. On Coming Home will revolve around sharing food and reading, talking, and thinking together about themes such as patriotism, loyalty, ethics, home, and family.

A small group (twelve people or fewer) will meet each Thursday for five weeks. A meal will be provided at each session. We will engage with a variety of media including music, poems, and essays written by veterans from the Civil War through the most recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. All materials will be provided free of charge. The group will be led by a facilitator who is also a veteran. Space is limited and spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

On Coming Home will take place Thursdays, June 1 though June 29, 2017, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Central Oregon Vet Center, 1645 NE Forbes Road, Suite 105, in Bend.

To learn more about the program and register, contact John "J.P." Parsons, office manager, at (541) 749-2112 or john.parsons2@va.gov.

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