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.
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.
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.
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.
Ponderosa Chapter of the Child Evangelism will be holding two sessions of summer camp Aug. 16-19, Aug. 19-22, at Camp Good News west of Sisters. Financial aid and limited transportation are available. Register at 541-365-2233.
Music on the Green
Tony Graham, internationally renowned singer/songwriter, will perform Wednesday, July 23, 6-7:30 p.m., during the Redmond Chamber of Commerce Music on the Green concert in Sam Johnson Park. Concerts are free. Food vendors on site. Information: 541-923-5191.
Redmond Revival Street Festival kicks off Aug. 16, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., with mimosas and crepes; other activities include face painting, pony rides, live music by the Gospel Choir of the Cascades, Andy Armer’s Jazz Trio and Bellavia, a pedestrian parade, a fun run and more. Information: 541-923-3977.
The Redmond Public Library is hosting several activities for teens in August:
Monday, Aug. 4, 3-4:30 p.m., Dec Out My Deck. Teens can bring skateboards, bikes, and rollerblades to the library and decorate it with stencils and stickers.
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 3-4:30 p.m., Slightly Illusional. Tales of revenge beyond the grave, hauntings in Oregon and Washington, and demonstrations of strange artifacts.
Thursday, Aug. 14, 3-4:30 p.m., Game Day. Teens can play Guitar Hero, Dance Dance Revolution, and Nintento Wii.
Friday, Aug. 29, 5:30-7 p.m., Open Mic Night. Teens can sing, dance, recite poetry or perform other talents. Must register by July 31.
All events are free. Information: 541-312-1063.
Innovation Theatre Works, Central Oregon’s new, professional theatre company, will present, “Driving Miss Daisy,” Sept. 20 through Oct. 5 at the Tower Theatre in Bend. Tickets are $25-$45 and can be purchased online at www.towertheatre.org, or by phone, 541-317-0700.
Women’s beginner mountain bike clinic
Cog Wild is offering a Women’s Beginner Mountain Bike Clinic 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.
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.
Library research tips
Local librarian Kathy Duffy will present, “How to Research Using Your Library,” during the Central Oregon Writers Guild meeting July 24, 6:30 p.m., at the Redmond Public Library. Free and open to all. Information: 541-388-0836 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
When I’m In Charge
Redmond Area Park and Recreation District (RAPRD) will host “When I’m In Charge,” a class for kids 9-11 Friday, July 25, at the RAPRD Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St. Teaches safety, awareness and responsibility when staying home alone. Cost is $20. Information: 541-548-7275 or visit www.raprd.org.
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, July 26 through Aug. 16. Cost is $100. Information: 541-548-7275 or visit www.raprd.org.
Redmond School of Dance is offering hip hop, African, and tap dance workshops July 28- Aug. 2, culminating in a performance at the Deschutes County Fair. Ages 12 and above for the hip hop and African classes. Master dance teachers for Western Oregon University will teach the African and hip hop classes and the Hot Shot Tap Dancers will teach the tap. Informmation: 541-548-6957.
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.
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.
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.
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 in Sisters
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.
Fiesta del Sol, a celebration of Latino culture, will be held Saturday, Aug. 16, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., in Troy field, downtown Bend. The community festival features live Latin music, dancing, food, a kids’ plaza, decorations and vendors. Proceeds benefit the Latino Community Association Programs. Information: 541-383-8268.
The World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions presents their 38th anniversary performance of Dancing White Stallions Aug. 23-24 at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center. Tickets are $22.50 adults, and $20.50 for children and seniors. Tickets go on sale July 24 at Big R in Redmond, Spotted Mule Saddlery in Bend and online at www.tickets.com. Information: 541-548-2711 or visit www.lipizzaner.com.