The Bend-Belluno group sponsors a number of Italian events and endeavors. On the event agenda are a series of Italian Food, Wine and Culture evenings held monthly at The Wine Shop in downtown Bend. Topics range from Italian olive oil and gellato, to biking, hiking, music and history with presentations made by knowledgeable locals or guest visitors from Belluno. These guest visitors come with both professional and personal interests in mind and are especially significant, since Bendites have traveled to Belluno for the same reasons. The Bend-Belluno group has initiated a summer youth exchange starting in 2014. Interested parties may visit the Bend-Belluno website to explore more extensively this exciting Italian connection.
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