Discovery Events Calendar -- Oct-Nov 2010

High Desert Society of the Arts Art Connection presented by High Desert Society of the Arts meets on the third Tuesday every month at Summer Creek Clubhouse, 3660 SW 29th St, Redmond. Meet & Greet starts at 6:30pm followed by a short meeting at 7pm. Each month there is a special speaker and presentation. Guests welcome. Bonnie Siebert

Central Oregon Writers Guild Literary Events October 15-17 at Central Oregon Community College in Bend.   Annual Literary Harvest: The Literary Harvest Writing Contest authors present their winning entries. Cash prizes to the top three authors and a first-place prize of a the Nature of Words workshop scholarship will be awarded. October 15, 6:30-8:30pm, Keynote Speaker: Elizabeth Lyon, book editor, writing Instructor, Bestselling Author of 6 Writing Books including Manuscript Makeover The Power of Revision Workshops   October 16, 9am-4:30pm Fiction Workshop, $70 includes lunch & materials October 16, 1-4pm Nonfiction Workshop, $30 Pioneer Hall, Central Oregon Community College, 2600 NW College Way, Room 232 Instructor: Best-selling author of six Writing Books, Elizabeth Lyon.

Des Chutes Historical Museum October 29-31 return of An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe at Old Stone Church. The event, which benefits the Des Chutes Historical Museum, features Edgar Allan Poe reading and discussing his works with the audience, a role brought vividly to life by actor Alastair Jacques. or call 541-389-1813 for more information.

High Desert Museum
October 16 Exhibit Opening: Butterflies
October 19 - High Desert Museum’s Free Senior Day
October 21 Oregon Humanities Lecture – “Seeding a Sense of Place: Science, Stories, and Smart Forest Policy” 7pm
October 23 Giiwas: Native Americans and Crater Lake. 1 pm
Oct. 23 - 24   Fur Trade Days Meet rugged fur trappers from the year 1831 who are exploring the High Desert and are camped out at the Museum. Historical. 11am -3pm
October 28 Artist Talk and Exhibit Walk - James B. Thompson: The Vanishing Landscape
October 30 Tales of Hallow’s Eve Dramatic readings, puppet shows and pioneer harvest fun with B.E.A.T., the Bend Experimental Art Theater. 4–6:30pm.
October 30 Poet Ursula Le Guin and Photographer Roger Dorband: Book Reading and Signing. 2pm 541-382-4754,

Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory
October 23, 10am–4pm. Tales of Mystery and Imagination presents Jupiter
October 30, 9:30am–noon. A new series All About Caves presents Cool and Creepy Caves! 541.593.4394 or

The Riverhouse October 10, 24, November 14, 28, December 12 – Swing Sundays Betty Berger Big Band

Tower Theatre – Bend
October 12, 7pm – Judy Collins
October 13, 8pm – Jeremy Jones “Deeper” film
October 19, 7:30pm – Jo Dee Messina
October 22, 7:30pm – Jigu! Thunder Drums of China
October 26, 7:30pm – Capitol Steps
October 29, 8pm – Paula Poundstone 541/317/0700,

Theatre & Film
2nd Street Theater
October 1 – 31 Evil Dead the Musical, Featuring most of the original cast from 2009. 
November 1 & 2, 7:00 pm Auditions for Love Laughter & Lucci, written and produced by Cricket Daniel  Roles: 1 male, 3 female
November 11-28, BEAT presents Rent
December 6 & 7, 7pm  Auditions for The Rainmaker, by N. Richard Nash, 6 males, 1 female
January 7 –22, Cricket Daniels presents Love, Laughter & Lucci, written by Cricket Daniel.
February 17-March 6, The Rainmaker, directed by Susan Benson and Tim Plfum, 541-312-9626,

Bend Experimental Art Theatre
The Homecoming – The pilot for The Waltons and A Broadway Play at Summit High School, November.2 - 7
RENT at 2nd Street Theater, 220 NE Lafayette Ave. November 11–27
A Christmas Carol 4 Performances Friday, Dec. 17-Monday, Dec. 20 at The Tower Theatre
The Orphan Train at Cascade Middle School, 3 School Performance week of February 21, 2011. 1 Public Performance week of February 21, 2011
Guys & Dolls at Summit High School March 29- April 2, 2011
Stephanie Hero at 2nd Street Theatre July 13-17 2011 or email or 541-419-5558

Bend Performing Arts Center 1155 SW Division Street 541-504-6721 •

Cascades Theatrical Company October 15-31 Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde 389-0803 541-389-0803 or

Community Interests
October 13 7am What’s Brewing weekly public forum. Speaker: Sharon Vail, Director of Rimrock Health Alliance. Topic: Building a Strong Health Community -- A Key to Economic Development? Meadow Lakes Restaurant, 300 SW Meadowlakes Dr., Prineville. 541-447-6909,

October 14 6:30pm. Town Hall Meeting to discuss the Redmond Fire Department Annexation to the Rural Fire Protection District No. 1. Redmond Fire and Rescue, 341 NW Dogwood Avenue, Redmond. Fire Chief Tim Moor will provide background information and take questions from the audience. 541-923-7710

October 16 9:30am-noon Seminar on Rising Child Poverty and Homelessness in Central Oregon. Betty Shuler, Early Care and Education Director at NeighborImpact, will share statistics and demographic data on child poverty and homelessness to help increase understanding of the causes as well as the needs of this population. Laurel Sorlie, 541-382-9470 or

October 16 9am Can Chaser Barrel Racing, Crook County Fairgrounds Indoor Arena Judee Hagen 541-416-9099

October 18 5:15pm-7pm The League of Women Voters of Deschutes County, the Deschutes Public Library and the Redmond AAUW co-sponsoring public forum for the candidates filed for Redmond City Council and on Ballot Measures 9-80 and 9-81(City annexation to Rural Fire Protection District and Charter Amendment for the City of Redmond). Candidates are: Tory Allman, Margie Dawson, Ed Onimus and Jay Patrick. Deschutes Public Library, Redmond Branch, 827 SW Deschutes Ave. Susie Penhollow, 541-382-2724,

October 19 12:15pm-1:15pm The League of Women Voters of Deschutes County is sponsoring a public forum for the candidates filed for Deschutes County Commissioner Position #1. Deschutes County/State Building, Barnes Room 1300 NW Wall St, Bend. Candidates who have confirmed their forum participation are: Dallas Brown, Democrat and Anthony (Tony) DeBone, Republican. Susie Penhollow, 541-382-2724,

October 20 2pm Origins and Innovations in Art: Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel Ceiling. Bend Senior Center, 1600 SE Reed Market Road. Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling is probably the most famous and most visited artwork in the world and has been the subject of discussion and interpretation for 500 years. Take tour of the ceiling artwork using some new online resources., 800-824-2714

October 20 6:30pm BONG HiTS 4 JESUS: A Perfect Constitutional Storm in Alaska's Capital Constitutional scholar, author and professor of Political Science at OSU-Cascades, James Foster reads from his recently published book BONG HiTS 4 JESUS: A Perfect Constitutional Storm in Alaska's Capital that delves into the First Amendment rights of students who displayed a banner at the Winter Olympic Torch relay in Juneau on January 24, 2002. 541-312-1032,

October 20 7pm Reporting the Truths of the World with Nicholas Kristof, Pulitzer Prize winning columnist for the New York Times. Kristof has lived on four continents, reported on six, and traveled to 140 countries, all 50 states, every Chinese province, and every main Japanese island. During his travels, he has had unpleasant experiences with malaria, wars, an Indonesian mob carrying heads on pikes and an African airplane crash. Tickets for the lecture are $20 and $25. For lecture tickets, contact or 541-317-0700.

October 23 9am CRR - Queens Clinic, Crook County Fairgrounds, Indoor Arena, Amorita Anstett, 541-604-0994,

October 31 Start Time: 6:00 PM Harvest Party, Crook County Fairgrounds, Indoor Arena, Sue Uptain 541-416-0114

November 13 Dennis Turmon Auctions, Antique Auction, Carey Foster Hall: Dennis Turmon 541-923-6261

November 13 9am Can Chaser Barrel Racing, Crook County Fairgrounds, Indoor Arena, Judee Hagen 541-416-9099,

November 14 9am Crooked River Roundup, Queens Try-Outs, Indoor Arena, Amorita Anstett, 541-604-0994,

November 18 5pm Crook County Kids Club, Thanksgiving Dinner, Crook County Fairgrounds, Carey Foster Hall, Angela Wagner, 541-447-7661

November 20 11am Santa’s Workshop, Crook County Fairgrounds, Carey Foster Hall, Jeannie Searcy,, Crook Co. Parks & Recreation, 541-447-1209,

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