(Photo | Courtesy of Deschutes Public Library)  Deschutes Public Library proudly announces the 16th annual celebration of A Novel Idea…Read Together. Each year A Novel Idea brings together thousands of Deschutes County residents to read, discuss and attend a variety of free cultural and author events at the Library’s six locations and at partnering businesses. Programming…

(L-R) Master Class participants Ezra Oncken, Nicolas Oncken, Lila Schwenfurth and Mateo Garza | Photo courtesy of High Desert Chamber Music) High Desert Chamber Music (HDCM) will present a Master Class for violinists with Assistant Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, Michelle Kim. This event will be held at Bend Church on Friday, March 29,…

(Lisa Pofelski-Rosa | Photo courtesy of Central Oregon Symphony Orchestra) So many musicians follow the lead of their musical families — inspired and encouraged by their piano-teacher mothers, their saxophone dad, their brass playing older sibling. Not for Lisa Pofelski-Rosa, principal cellist for the Central Oregon Symphony. Music arrived in fourth grade, when her school…

(Evening Glory by Jacqueline Newbold) For Jacqueline Newbold, a watercolor and mixed media artist, living abroad and travelling was a big part of her early life. Born in Tokyo, Newbold grew up in an Air Force family that moved around quite a bit. The family lived in Paris and Greece before settling in Montgomery, Alabama,…

(Photo | Courtesy of Bend Art Center) Join Bend Art Center every third Wednesday of the month as they uncork a fresh program on a famous artist or art movement. Savor a fun evening as we examine the cultural and artistic influences that fueled great artists throughout history. This 90-minute program includes a slide presentations,…