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Past Novel Idea Events

A Novel Idea 2014 - Events


All programs are free. No registration is required unless noted.


The Dog Stars Inspired Art Shows
Synergy: Art and Literature
Enjoy art based on literature.
March 22 – April 25
Redmond Library

The Dog Stars Inspired Art Exhibit
March 5 - June 2
Downtown Bend Library

The Dog Stars Inspired Art Exhibit
March 29 – May 2
Sunriver Library

The Dog Stars Inspired Art Exhibit
April 1 – April 30
Sisters Library



The Dog Stars Quilt Exhibit: Reveal and Open House
For more information about the group tours or to schedule a book club meeting at QuiltWorks, please contact Marilyn, 541-728-0527, marilyn@quiltworks.com.
Friday, April 4, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (First Friday Gallery Walk)
QuiltWorks - 926 NE Greenwood Ave, Bend

Saturday, April 5 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
QuiltWorks - 926 NE Greenwood Ave, Bend



From Page to Poem
A two-part workshop, in partnership with The Nature of Words, using The Dog Stars to inspire one’s own poetry. Participants are encouraged to read their work at Second Sunday (April 13). Registration required; click an event link below or call (541) 312-1032 to register.



A Novel Idea Kickoff
Join Stacey Donohue, Professor of English at COCC, and library staff for the first look at The Dog Stars.
Saturday, April 12, 3:00 p.m.
Downtown Bend Library



Second Sunday
“From Page to Poem” participants share their work inspired by The Dog Stars.
Sunday, April 13, 2:00 p.m.
Downtown Bend Library



Low & Clear Documentary Screening
An exploration of life in the disappearing wilderness of the West.
Monday, April 14, 6:00 p.m.
Tin Pan Theater, 869 Tin Pan Alley, Bend

Tuesday, April 15, 6:00 p.m.
Tin Pan Theater, 869 Tin Pan Alley, Bend

Monday, April 28, 6:00 p.m.
Redmond Library



Mennonites in the Pacific Northwest
Jerry Barkman traces the beliefs of the Mennonites as well as their movement throughout the world, then to the U.S. and the Pacific Northwest.
Monday, April 14, 6:00 p.m.
Downtown Bend Library

Tuesday, April 15, 12:00 p.m.
Sisters Library



Going Out is Optional, Getting Back is Mandatory
COCC Aviation Program instructor Karl Baldessari looks at flight as a tool for survival.



Spanish Flu in Central Oregon
Kelly Cannon-Miller talks about the influenza epidemic of 1918 and how it affected Central Oregon.
Wednesday, April 16, 6:00 p.m.
Downtown Bend Library

Wednesday, April 23, 12:00 p.m.
Sisters Library



Local Dog Stars
Therapy animals and their handlers on using dogs to relieve depression, give comfort and reduce stress.
Thursday, April 17, 6:00 p.m.
East Bend Library



Guided Quilt Tours (open to the public)
During April, QuiltWorks Quilt Gallery is exhibiting 50 quilts, each inspired by the novel The Dog Stars. Each quilt, uniquely different in color, style, setting and shape celebrates The Dog Stars and the quilters who have woven together their love of reading and quilting.
Friday, April 18, 1:00 p.m.
QuiltWorks - 926 NE Greenwood Ave, Bend

Sunday, April 20, 1:00 p.m.
QuiltWorks - 926 NE Greenwood Ave, Bend

Wednesday, April 30, 1:00 p.m.
QuiltWorks - 926 NE Greenwood Ave, Bend



Farm to Table
Join Sarahlee Lawrence for a discussion about growing food in Central Oregon; sample dishes prepared by chefs using products from Lawrence’s farm. Registration required; click an event link below or call (541) 312-1032 to register.



Fly Fishing in Central Oregon
Join fishing guide Vail Borne for a look at why people fish and where the best spots are near us.



The Night Sky by Eye
Join Sunriver Observatory staff for a guide through the constellations and some of the mythology behind them. These are each two-hour presentations, beginning inside and moving outdoors for the second hour. Bring warm clothing.
Friday, April 25, 8:00 p.m.
Sunriver Observatory, 57245 River Road, Sunriver

Wednesday, April 30, 7:00 p.m.
Downtown Bend Library



Framing Nature
Join Crater Lake National Park historian Steve Mark as he shares the history of the National Park system.
Saturday, April 26, 2:00 p.m.
Downtown Bend Library

Sunday, April 27, 2:00 p.m.
La Pine Library



Book Club Discussions
Monday, April 7, 6:30 p.m.
Sunriver Books & Music, 1990 Sunriver Village Mall, 25C, Sunriver

Thursday, April 10, 12:00 p.m.
Downtown Bend Library

Thursday, April 10, 12:00 p.m.
Redmond Library

Tuesday, April 15, 12:00 p.m.
East Bend Library

Thursday, April 17, 12:00 p.m.
La Pine Library

Monday, April 21, 5:30 p.m.
Paulina Springs Books, 252 W Hood Avenue, Sisters

Wednesday, April 23, 6:30 p.m.
Sisters Library

Monday, April 28, 6:00 p.m.
Paulina Springs Books, 422 SW 6th Street, Redmond



Main Events: Author Peter Heller
Friday, May 2, 7:00 p.m.
Tower Theatre*, 835 NW Wall Street, Bend
* Tickets required; tickets available April 12 at the Tower Theatre box office between 10:00 a.m. and noon or online at www.towertheatre.org.
(This event is sold out. Any empty seats will be made available to those in the will call line.)

Saturday, May 3, 1:00 p.m.
Sisters High School**, 1700 McKinney Butte Road, Sisters
** No tickets required.



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