September 30
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Downtown Bend Farmer’s market


October 1
Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband
7:30 pm
Cascade Theatrical Company

Show runs: September 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 1, 2, 3; with Thurs-Sat showtimes at 7:30pm and Sunday matinees at 2:00pm. Scandal! Blackmail! Corruption! Full of Wilde’s well-known wit, rapid fire repartee and social commentary, “An Ideal Husband” is scathing satire of the British aristocracy filled to the brim with temptations, betrayals and secret liaisons. Sir Robert Chiltern is everything his wife gertrude admires: Handsome, noble, stalwart, loving, tender, and completely honest. But Mrs. Cheveley knows otherwise: dragging up a minor political indiscretion in Robert’s past, Cheveley plans to blackmail him into making her a very rich woman. Pressured into a moral dilemma. Robert must choose between committing another indiscretion, for Mrs. Cheveley’s benefit, or watching his marriage crumble if Gertrude learns he is not quite the ideal husband she had imagined.


October 2
Tower Theatre
COST: Matinee: $14; Evening $16; $10 Student special valid for both showtimes

Come see where epic adventure and environmental advocacy meet at the Oregon Natural Desert Association’s eighth annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival. Experience extreme mountain biking in Scotland, the protection of lions in Namibia, and more! Catch one of two First Friday screenings:
Matinee: Doors 3pm | Show 4pm
Evening: Doors 6:30pm | Show 7:30pm


October 3 (Thru Oct. 4)
Downtown Bend
COST: Free

As fall gracefully eases its way onto the scene and provides a time to harvest and give thanks, it’s the perfect time to enjoy a community gathering. The Bank of the Cascades Bend Fall Festival, presented by The Source Weekly and Hayden Homes brings a celebration of all things fall to downtown Bend. Fall-themed activities including contests, music, art, and food that will thrill attendees of all ages.


October 4
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Aspen Ridge, Bend
COST: Cost: $15 Members, $25 for nonmembers

Central Oregon Writers Guild Saturday Workshop
“Synopses and Back Cover Blurbs”
With author Kathryn Mattingly

An effective synopsis is essential for selling your book to a publisher or agent. A back cover blurb is a great tool for explaining, in as few words as possible, what your book is about to a publisher or agent, and especially, to your potential readers. Whether your book is completed or a work-in-progress, reviewing these tools can clarify your intended purpose for your book. A synopsis is nuts and bolts, the blurb an enticement. Neither should be boring or repetitive and both should be clear and precise.

This will be an interactive workshop. We’ll cover the following:

What are the elements of a good synopsis and back cover blurb?
In-class writing or refining your synopsis or back cover blurb for a book you are writing or plan to write.
Reading/critiquing (and possibly reworking) those synopses and blurbs! (11:30-12:30)
What to bring:

Bring your completed or rough draft for a synopsis and back cover blurb (or book proposal for a memoir) and any questions for group discussion.
Bring your laptop or pen and paper.
About the instructor: Kathryn Mattingly is the author of Benjamin (a New Century Quarterly Finalist), short story collection Fractured Hearts (which includes 4 of her award winning stories) and Journey (Oct 2015). Prior to signing with Winter Goose Publishing Kathryn’s short fiction appeared in 8 themed anthologies through various small presses and in Dark Discoveries magazine. She had over 30 articles published while senior editor for Possibility Media Group and has taught writing at local colleges for the past 6 years. To read more about Kathryn, visit
Refreshments: Coffee, tea and light refreshments.
Guarantee your spot in this workshop by registering on the Central Oregon Writers Guild website at:
If you prefer to pay at the door, please RSVP to to reserve your place.
Please note that this workshop is limited to 30 attendees and spaces are filled on a first-come, first-paid basis.


October 5
9:00 am – 12:15 pm
UO Bend Center
80 NE Bend River Mall Dr
COST: Free

Join OLLI for a morning of coffee and educational programs. Four class sessions are offered during two class periods, including courses about hot topics (marijuana), current events (a study of Islam), travel, and science. Reading and writers’ groups will also present their offerings. Continue learning just for the fun of it! Preregistration is required due to limited seating. Register online at or by phone at 800-824-2714.


October 6
A6 Studio and Gallery

A rare photography and print exhibit celebrating the life and work of Edward Curtis in Bend, Oregon from September 4 – October 31, 2015 at the A6 Gallery.

More than 50 original Edward Curtis photos and prints of Native American tribal members will be on display at the gallery 7-days a week. The exhibit is free to the public and guided tours are available for $6 with no reservation needed.

Collectors will have an opportunity to purchase prints from the collection on September 1, 2015. Collectors must pre-register before August 25 by emailing or calling A6.

“Curtis Fever” expands throughout Central Oregon with more events and exhibits focused on Edward Curtis including presentations from Christopher Cardozo, the nation’s top collector and expert, at the Tower Theatre and award-winning author Timothy Egan on his best-selling Edward Curtis biography, “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis”. The High Desert Museum will feature a companion exhibit of his work from the museum’s own collection and present a screening of Curtis’ 1914 silent film. BendFilm will show the documentary “Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indians” as a prelude to the film festival.


October 7
Gallery at Pinckney Center, COCC

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