Creative Writing Workshop with Author and Creative Writing Teacher John Calderazzo – sorry FULL


  • 06.28.17
    3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

This program is FULL. Join acclaimed creative writing teacher John Calderazzo, Emeritus Professor at Colorado State University, for a high-energy workshop designed to generate fresh writing in a variety of genres. This will be prompt-based and desert-inspired, so come ready to write! Participation is limited to the first 20 registrants. John served as the guest judge of the (more…)

Waterston Desert Writing Prize Award Ceremony


  • 06.28.17
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Award presentation and readings by the winning author and finalists. Inspired by poet and author Ellen Waterston, this award honors writing that illustrates artistic excellence, sensitivity to place and desert literacy. The reception starts at 6:00 pm and the program begins at 6:30 pm. 6:00 pm—8:30 pm Free Hosted wine bar and hors d’oeuvres Photo: (more…)

Bat Walk


  • 06.30.17
    8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join an exciting evening expedition in search of bats on our grounds using echolocator equipment. Bring weather-appropriate clothing and a flashlight to be prepared for touring the Museum after hours. 8:30 pm—10:00 pm Members $5, non-members $10 (more…)

Thorn Hollow String Band


  • 07.08.17
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join in the fun with Bend Community Contra Dancers and lessons from Dance Caller Ron Bell-Roemer. 11:00 am—2:00 pm (more…)

Fish Tales: Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon


  • 07.11.17
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Oregonians love the wild beauty of our coastline, but finding truly local seafood can be hard, even on the coast. The US imports approximately 90 percent of its seafood and ships out nearly as much to the global market. So why aren’t we eating more local seafood? Why do we consider seafood more of a (more…)

Lazinka Sawmill Demonstration


  • 07.15.17
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Full steam ahead! Discover how critical this steam-powered sawmill was to homestead families on the High Desert while seeing it in action. 11:00 am—3:00 pm (more…)

Whole Foods 6th Annual Brewfest


  • 07.15.17
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sample brews and delicious eats at Whole Foods Bend and help support the High Desert Museum. Kick back with a BBQ while watching Blondeau and The Bucklys at this family-friendly event. Funds raised help support access initiatives at the Museum. No RSVP needed. Saturday, July 15 2:00 pm Made possible by (more…)

Bat Walk


  • 07.21.17
    8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Join an exciting evening expedition in search of bats on our grounds using echolocator equipment. Bring weather-appropriate clothing and a flashlight to be prepared for touring the Museum after hours. 8:00 pm—9:30 pm Members $5, non-members $10 (more…)