Nearly half a million people around the world will set aside time in November to write their stories. It’s all part of National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo—a creative writing project aimed at getting people of all ages to try to write 50,000 words by the end of November. This year Deschutes Public Library will…

The Sunriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery invites the public to a reception on Saturday, October 1, 4:30–6pm, in honor of the featured artists of Fall in the High Desert: JM Brodrick, Joanne Donaca, Mary Rollins and Gary Vincent. The artists, all participants in the continuing Fall Quarter Exhibit, will attend the reception featuring complementary…

Stepping back into the late 1960s, Central Oregon was a vastly different place. Rugged, it was still considered the untamed wild west of America. Populations were sparse, farm land was abundant, and few thought that classical music withstood even a chance of surviving, let alone thriving, in the relatively unknown mill town of Bend. “If…

The Writing Ranch announces three creative writing opportunities in the upcoming months: Writing Wild Horses, Writing for the Health of It, and the Eighth Annual Creative Writing Retreat in Mexico October: Writing Wild Horses A special three-day Nature Writing Intensive is being offered October 17-19, 2016 by the Writing Ranch in conjunction with the High Desert…

Kendall Knowles, aerialist, head instructor and owner of Central Oregon Aerial Arts (COAA) is quick to point out, “For most of its history, aerial arts has been performance based. There weren’t schools and classes like there are now.” In aerial, performers climb and twist through long pieces of fabric, creating friction by wrapping and unwrapping…

Set for July 21–24 Central Oregon’s Fourth Annual Newberry Event Music & Arts Festival-Fundraiser offers a jaw-dropping variety of renowned musicians from outside Oregon. The theme of this outdoor festival is Variety, with two stages and over 25 bands. The event is an approved charitable fundraiser benefiting the Oregon Chapter National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Enjoy…

Don’t have time to take in performances of the National Symphony Orchestra (Washington D.C.), the Colorado Symphony, the Utah Symphony or the Oregon Symphony? Don’t worry, just take a short drive to Sunriver and listen to world-renowned pianist William Wolfram kick off the 39th edition of the Sunriver Music Festival on Sunday, August 7. Highly…