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History + Geology Walk at Willow Springs Preserve, guided by Carol Wall & Derek Loeb

Thursday, May 3

Join the Deschutes Land Trust, Carol Wall, and Derek Loeb for a spring history and geology walk at Willow Springs Preserve. We’ll wander the meadow and learn about its underlying geology. Then, we’ll dig into the Preserve’s history, including its relationship to the Santiam Wagon Road and those that lived at nearby Camp Polk Meadow Preserve. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to... more »

Location:Deschutes Land Trust
Web: www.deschuteslandtrust.org/hikes

"Presidents Who Shaped the West”, presented by Richard Etulain

Thursday, May 3

Join us at the Bowman Museum in Downtown Prineville for author and Western scholar, Richard Etulain, for an informative presentation on the United States Presidents that helped shape the West! Admission is Free. Bowman Museum is located at 246 N Main Street, in Prineville. more »

Location:Bowman Museum
246 N Main Street
Web: deschuteshistory.org

Science Storytime

Friday, May 4

Ages 3+ years. Stories and science with hands on experiments. more »

Location:Deschutes Public Library - Redmond
827 SW Deschutes Ave
Phone: 541-312-1088
Email: josieh@deschuteslibrary.org
Web: www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar/

Hindman History Wander at Camp Polk Meadow Preserve, guided by Carol Wall & Jan Hodgers

Saturday, May 5

Join the Deschutes Land Trust, Carol Wall, and Jan Hodgers for a history wander around Camp Polk Meadow Preserve. Explore the starring role that Camp Polk played in the history of Central Oregon as one of the original stopping places on the Santiam Wagon Road. Admire the craftsmanship of the Hindman barn (one of Deschutes County's oldest structures), and imagine what living in the Hindman house... more »

Location:Descchutes Land Trust
Web: www.deschuteslandtrust.org/hikes

A Novel Idea - More Together Than Alone Workshop

Saturday, May 5  |  1pm to 3pm

Rakesh Satyal, author of "No One Can Pronounce My Name" leads writing workshop. One of the key themes in No One Can Pronounce My Name is loneliness - and how loneliness can be both limiting and constructive. In this workshop, author Rakesh Satyal explores what makes strong characters, how writers can create them, and what literature might achieve when infused with both compassion and insight. more »

Location:Library Admin Building
507 NW Wall
Phone: 541-312-1032
Email: lizg@deschuteslibrary.org
Web: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar/event/46764

A Novel Idea - Women and Gender in India

Saturday, May 5

Explore women's roles and gender in India with Dr. Anita Weiss. India's culture is a rich and diverse one, one engrained in religion and custom. Dr. Anita Weiss, professor in the Department of International Studies at the University of Oregon, explores the customs, traditions, and roles women and gender play in India, and how these roles have evolved within the framework of Hinduism and... more »

Location:East Bend Public Library
62080 Dean Swift Rd, Bend, OR 97701
Phone: 541-312-1063
Email: paigef@deschuteslibrary.org
Web: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar/event/45725

A Novel Idea - Women and Gender in India

Saturday, May 5

Explore women's roles and gender in India with Dr. Anita Weiss. India's culture is a rich and diverse one, one engrained in religion and custom. Dr. Anita Weiss, professor in the Department of International Studies at the University of Oregon, explores the customs, traditions, and roles women and gender play in India, and how these roles have evolved within the framework of Hinduism and... more »

Location:Redmond Public Library
827 SW Deschutes Ave, Redmond, OR 97756
Phone: 541-312-1063
Email: paigef@deschuteslibrary.org
Web: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar/event/46793

Deschutes County Historic Landmarks Commission Meeting

Saturday, May 5

The Deschutes County HLC holds its regular meeting which coincides with Historic Preservation Month. Planning staff will highlight historic preservation month activities and upcoming projects supported by the renewed Certified Local Government (CLG) grant program. Join us at 1300 NW Wall Street, Barnes & Sawyer Room. more »

Location:Sawyer Room
1000 NW Wall St.
Web: deschuteshistory.org

Writers Reading - A Novel Idea Author Rakesh Satyal

Sunday, May 6

"No One Can Pronounce My Name" author reads at the final Novel Idea 2018 event. Tickets are free but required and are available starting April 21 at wwww.dplfoundation.org and at all branch libraries. "No One Can Pronounce My Name" is a distinctive, funny, and insightful look into the lives of people who must reconcile the strictures of their culture and traditions with their own dreams... more »

Location:Bend High School
230 NE 6th Street
Phone: 541-312-1032
Email: lizg@deschuteslibrary.org
Web: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar/event/46800

Animal Adventures with the High Desert Museum

Monday, May 7

Ages 3+. This week: Learning about lizards! Meet a new animal every month, hear their wild tales, and join in on a fun craft. more »

Location:Deschutes Public Library - Redmond
827 SW Deschutes Ave
Phone: 541-312-1088
Email: josieh@deschuteslibrary.org
Web: www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar/

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