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Picks of the Week: Nov 1-8 

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Thursday 11/02

National Novel Writing Month


Do you have a book you've been meaning to write? Join the largest writing event in the world and commit to writing 50,000 words in the month of November! The downtown Bend Public Library is holding a weekly writing meet-up through the end of the month for support. Discuss techniques with other writers and cheer each other on! Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm through Nov. 28. Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 NW Wall St. Free.

Looking for other NaNoWriMo workshops?

Thurs, Nov 2 1:30-3pm, Three Goats Coffee, Bend

Mon, Nov 6 9am-noon, East Bend Library Meeting Room

Tues, Nov 7 2pm, Suttle Tea, Sisters

Tues, Nov 7 2:30-4pm, Strictly Organic, Bend

Thurs, Nov 9 1:30-3pm, Three Goats Coffee, Bend

"Little Stones" film


See the award-winning documentary by filmmaker Sophia Kruz about four women in India, Brazil Senegal and Kenya who are using art to create social change. The Little Stone Project is also holding three workshops this weekend; subjects include painting, mosaics and spoken word. See website for details. 7pm. Tower Theatre 835 NW Wall St., Bend. $12.

Virgin Islands Benefit Concert


Join Larry and His Flask, Mosley Wotta, Hot Club of Bend and Kelcey Lassen Canfield for a night of live music for a good cause. Help raise funds for the survivors of hurricanes Irma and Maria in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Donations help provide clean water, tarps and solar charging stations. 6pm. The Capitol, 190 NW Oregon Ave., Bend. $15/donation.

Brewers Dinner


Join Three Creeks Brewing for a 5-course menu prepared by Head Chef Mark Perry along with delicious brews paired by Head Brewer Zach Beckwith. Enjoy Thai chicken nachos, venison chili, coffee rubbed short ribs and more. Call 541-549-1963 to make your reservation. 6pm. Three Creeks Brewing, Co., 721 Desperado Ct., Sisters. $55/person.

Saturday 11/04

COTA Fall Trail Love


Help Central Oregon Trail Alliance build a new trail, connecting Ben's/Pine Drops Trail to Phil's Trail along the NF-300 road. Volunteers will also help relocate and expand C.O.D. Trail near the Forest Service Welcome Station into a heftier black diamond ride. Lunch and refreshments provided. 9am. Meet at GoodLife Brewing, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend.

Saturday 11/04

Renegade Roller Derby Season Opener: Fairies vs Goblins


Don't like following the rules? These skaters don't either. Support your local no-holds- barred roller derby league for their first bout of the season. Men and women skate together, hitting hard and hitting back. Beer and concessions available. 6pm. Midtown Ballroom, 51 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. $8/adult, Free for 10 and under.

Songwriter Series: Emily Scott Robinson


The Songwriter Series showcases national talent within an intimate, home studio atmosphere. With an angelic voice and raw, heartfelt lyrics, Emily Scott Robinson captivates her audiences with stories and songs that are equal parts playful, darkly funny and heart-wrenching. 4pm. Private studio in Bend, RSVP required. No cover.

Sunday 11/05

Dead Horses w/ The Talbott Brothers


Folk duo Dead Horses has a soulful roots sensibility with a Delta blues sound you wouldn't expect from a band from Wisconsin. Frontwoman and preacher's daughter Sarah Vos writes modern Americana influenced by Bible hymns as well as folk legends. All ages. 8pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $10/adv., $12/door.

Monday & Tuesday 11/06-11/07

Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker


November is here and so begins the Holiday season. The world-renowned Moscow Ballet performs the "Great Russian Nutcracker," starring 40 Vaganova-trained ballerinas and danseurs (male ballet dancers). Combining the highest caliber ballet with Russian theater traditions—this is a spectacle, not merely a show. See 10-foot tall puppets, colorful hand-painted backdrops, luxurious costumes and phenomenal dancing. This year marks their 25th anniversary touring the U.S., performing over 100 shows from Los Angeles to New York. Featuring over-the-top production and world class Russian dancers—this is a holiday tradition you don't want to miss. 7pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. $31.50 -$76.50.

Wednesday 11/08

Closing the Funding Gap: Women Tech & Science Startups


Are you a small business owner looking for research and development funding for your innovation? Learn from a panel of experts about the resources available to women innovators—including female CEOs of Cascade Angels, Onboard Dynamics, Inc. and Sudara. 5:30pm. Thump at the Tech Center, 1001 SW Emkay Dr., Bend. $15/non-members, $5/students.

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