July 30, 2008

Events calendar

Horseback riding lessons
Redmond Area Park and Recreation District (RAPRD) is offering horseback riding lessons for kids ages 7-16 at Diane’s Riding Place in Tumalo Saturdays through Aug. 16. Cost is $100. Information: 541-548-7275 or visit www.raprd.org.

Author presentation
Janice Marschner presents a slideshow and talk on her book “Oregon 1859: A Snapshot in Time” Aug. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Paulina Sprngs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond. Marschner will share Oregon’s history, settlers, bridges and early roads, schools and more. Refreshments will be served. Information: 541-526-1491.

Country Western Dance at VFW

Members and guests are welcome to attend a country western dance at Redmond’s VFW Hall, 1836 SW Veterans Way, Aug. 2, 7-11 p.m.

Fiddlers Jam
The Old Time Fiddlers will jam Sunday, Aug.3, 1-4 p.m., at the VFW Hall, 1836 S.W. Veterans Way, Redmond. All ages are welcome. Admission is free and donations are gladly accepted. Information: 541-447-5451.

Go Wild! at library
Slightly Illusional, a kids’ performer, will lead an imaginary tour of backyards and parks through magic, puppetry and storytelling at Redmond Public Library, 827 SW Deschutes Ave., Aug. 6 at 1 p.m. The event is for children ages 6-11.

Music on the Green
Central Oregon-based SideHill Band performs country favorites at Redmond Music on the Green Aug. 6, 6-7:30 p.m.at Sam Johnson Park. Food vendors available. Information: 541-923-5191.

OMSI science Adventure Aug. 7
OMSI, together with the Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, will host science adventure classes for kids on Thursday, Aug. 7 at Redmond High School Hartman Campus, 2105 W. Antler Ave:
  • Jolts, Volts and Wires, grades 2-6, 9-10 a.m.
  • Dangerous Decibels, grades K-6, 10:15-11:15 a.m.
  • Kiddie Chemistry, grades K-3, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Each class is $15. Information: 541-548-7275.

Environmental awareness for kids

Redmond Area Park and Recreation District is offering several classes and programs for kids in August:

  • PEAK (Promoting Environmental Awareness for Kids), Aug. 7, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., at Sam Johnson Park. Get kids excited about experiencing the natural world. Cost is $5.
  • Cheerleading during Saturday youth soccer games in Redmond. Grades 1-8. Cost is $55. Registration deadline is Aug. 4.
  • Horseback Riding, Aug. 2-3, at the West Powell Butte Equestrian Center. Cost is $50.
  • Kimbers Dance Magic, Aug. 4-29. Cost is $75.
  • Beginning Guitar Lessons, at the RAPRD Activity Center. Ages 12-17, Tuesdays, Aug. 5-26, or Wednesdays, Aug. 6-27. Cost is $100.
  • Trip to Kah-Nee-Ta, Aug. 7. Ages 9-18. Cost $18-23. Transportation provided from the Cascade Swim Center.

Information: 541-548-7275 or visit www.raprd.org.

Make dill pickles and dilly beans
The Deschutes County OSU Extension Service is hosting a class on how to make dill pickles and dilly beans Aug. 19, 9 a.m. to noon, at the OSU Extension office, 3893 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond. Cost is $14. Class size is limited and registration deadline is Aug. 14. Information: 541-548-6088 or e-mail Glenda.hyde@oregonstate.edu.

Dog Days of Summer
Columbia River Bank presents Dog Days of Summer, a festival of live bluegrass, country, rock ‘n’ roll and blues music Aug. 16, from 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. The event in Sam Johnson Park will feature a kids’ area with inflatable rides, food and retail vendors and more.Information: 541-389-1995.

Vendors and crafters wanted for festival
The Redmond Revival Street Festival is looking for vendors with fine arts and crafts for the Aug. 16 celebration of the return of our Sixth Street to the city when the complete reroute opens. Information: 541-420-0283.

Redmond Revival Street Festival
Event kicks off with mimosas and crepes; other activities include face painting, a fun run, pony rides, a Pets, Pals and Pedestrians Parade, live music by the Gospel Choir of the Cascades, Andy Armer’s Jazz Trio and Bellavia.

Ceramics class
Redmond Area Park and Recreation District is offering ceramics classes at Painted People Ceramics, 239 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond, Aug. 12, for ages 4-11; and Aug. 13, for ages 11 and up. Cost is $20. Information: 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.

Harvest Run
The 15th Annual Drifters Car Club Harvest Run is set for Aug. 15-16 in downtown Redmond. There will be close to 200 classic and custom cars, hot rods, motorcycles and trucks on display. The event kicks off Aug. 15, 6 p.m., with a barbecue and music. Cruising downtown starts at 8 p.m. Activities continue Aug. 16, 10 a.m., with a Show and Shine, Poker Walk, raffle drawing, music, dancing and kids’ games. Admission is free. Information: Jim Larson, 541-548-6329.

Desert Explorers Pass
The new Desert Explorers Pass, good for free admission (two adults, two kids) to the High Desert Museum, is now available at all Deschutes Public Library branches. A limited number of passes available each week to library cardholders 17 and older. Information: 541-617-7097 or visit www.dpls.lib.or.us. Click on “My Library Account” and “High Desert Museum Passes.”

Healing plants at museum
The Healing Power of Plants, a traveling exhibit developed by the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, is open through Sept. 21 at the High Desert Museum south of Bend. Guided “nature walks” weekdays at 9:30 a.m. Information: 541-382-4754 or visit www.highdesertmuseum.org.

Summer reading program

The summer library reading program for kids birth through fifth grade runs through Aug. 16 at all Deschutes Public Libraries. Free activities, prize drawings, entertainers, story times and more. Children earn a free book for every three hours of reading. Reading time earns “BugBucks” for toys and games at the Redmond Library’s Flea Market. Busy Bees weekly story times for ages five and under and Buzz Patrol, a weekly program of creative activities for ages six to 11 Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Information: 541-312-1054.

Women’s beginner mountain bike clinic

Cog Wild is offering a Women’s Beginner Mountain Bike Clinic now through Aug. 10. Women will learn how to use gears, ride off-road and explore local trail options.Information: 541-385-7002 or visit www.cogwild.com.

Summer In The Park

Each weekday now through Aug. 29, Redmond Area Park and Recreation District hosts “Summer In The Park” for kids 5 to 11 in Sam Johnson Park. From 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., kids enjoy supervised games, arts and crafts. Swimming is offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Cascade Swim Center. Cost is $20 per day, or $70 per week. Information: 541-548-7275.

Andy Warhol exhibit

Iconic Andy Warhol images and works by other artists are on exhibit now through Nov. 15 at the Maryhill Museum of Art, 35 Maryhill Museum Dr., Goldendale, Wash. An opening celebration for the exhibit will be held Saturday, Aug. 2, with a collector’s talk, gallery walk, family art activities and monoprint workshop. Information: 509-773-3733 or visit www.maryhhillmuseum.org.

Deschutes County Fair & Rodeo 2008

The 2008 Deschutes County Fair runs July 30 through Aug. 3. Hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Discount days and special events:
Free admission everyday for veterans and current military personnel.

  • Pepsi Day July 30. Seven rides for $14 (coupons must be redeemed between noon and 6 p.m..
  • KOHD Day July 31. Free admission plus one carnival ride for 12 and under with a can of food.
  • Free admission for everyone Aug. 1 before 3 p.m.
  • Unlimited rides for $22 Aug. 3.
  • Rodeos (free with admission) July 30-31, 6:30 p.m.; Aug. 1, 7 p.m.; Aug. 2, 7:30 p.m.
  • Little Big Town performs July 30, 7 p.m. Free tickets by listening to 99.7 FM.
  • Alice Cooper performs July 31, 7 p.m. Free tickets by listening to 98.3 FM.
  • Kellie Pickler performs Aug. 1, 7 p.m. Free tickets by listening to 99.7 FM.
Daily admission prices are $9 adults, $6 kids 6-12 and seniors, free for kids 5 and under.

AARP Driver Safety class offered

An AARP Driver Safety class will be offered at Redmond Senior Center Aug. 11-12, 8 a.m.-noon. The class focuses on defensive driving and compensating for age-related changes. Information: 548-6325.
Mt. Hood Adventure Park now open
The Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl is now open for the summer. The park offers an Alpine slide, downhill mountain biking, bungee jump, IndyKart racing, hiking trails, 500-foot zipline, scenic skychair rides, mini-golf, kids’ play zone and more.
Skibowl is open weekdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and weekends 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Information: Visit www.skibowl.com or call (800) SKI BOWL.

“Menopause the Musical” at 2nd Street

The 2nd Street Theater in Bend presents “Menopause The Musical,” by Jeanie Linders July 24 through Aug. 30. Showtimes are Wednesdays through Saturdays, 8 p.m., and Sundays, 3 p.m. Tickets are $25 adults, $20 students and seniors age 62 and older. The comedy musical features 25 re-lyricized tunes from the ‘60s and ‘70s and culminates with a salute to women who are experiencing “The Change.” Information: 541-312-9626 or visit www.2ndstreettheater.com.

Stand-up comedy at Tower Theater

Comedians Kirk Fox and Joe Vesapaziani will perform at the Tower Theater in Bend July 30 at 8 p.m.; ages 21 and older only.

Booher Family Music Camp concert

The musically talented Booher Family is hosting a Family Music Camp concert Friday, Aug. 1, 7-9 p.m., at the Sisters Community Church, 15220 Highway 242, Sisters. Over 100 musicians and instructors, including the Booher Brothers, will perform fiddle, piano and guitar. Tickets are $12 adults, $5 children 6-12, and free for 5 and under. Proceeds help fund music scholarships. Information: 541-390-4390.

Spanish language conversation groups

The Redmond French Conversation Group meets Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. and the Spanish/English Language Exchange Group, “Compañros Friends,” meets at 9:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Both groups meet in Santiago’s Maté Company, 528 S.W. Sixth St.Free and open to everyone. Information: Barb Eager, 541-447-0732.

Susie Luchsinger to perform Aug. 3

Gospel and Christian country singer Susie Luchsinger with the Mud Springs Gospel Band perform Aug. 3 at the Antelope Community Church. The free concert begins at 4 p.m

Tuesday Market at Eagle Crest

Tuesday Market at Eagle Crest has returned for the summer. The open air market is open Tuesdays, 2-6 p.m., at the soccer field on Falcon Crest Drive at Eagle Crest through Aug. 26. Fresh produce and food products, nursery stock and local artisans. Information: Yoleen, 541-633-9637.
Oregon Equestrian Trails meetings
Oregon Equestrian Trails meets on the first Tuesday of the month at Ray’s Food Place, 900 S.W. 23rd St. at 6:30 p.m., with a speaker presentation beginning at 7 p.m. Nonmembers are welcome to attend. Contact: Marilyn Ball at 382-4492 or Jan Fuller at 548-6124.

Soroptimist of Redmond meeting
Soroptimist of Redmond has changed its meeting days and location to the first, second and third Thursday of each month, noon, at the Black Bear Diner, 429 N.W. Cedar Ave., in Redmond. Information: 541-504-7973.

Country Fair and Art Show
The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Sisters holds the 13th annual old-fashioned county fair with face painting, a petting zoo, pony rides, a silent auction, food, a fine arts show and more; proceeds benefit multiple community agencies.The art show begins Aug. 8 from 5-8 p.m., fair begins Aug. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.






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