September 30, 2008

Local event calendar

WEDNESDAY
Oct. 1
ACTING CLASSES: Heritage Theatre Company offers acting classes for teens and adults; $42-$48; 6-7:30 p.m.; Bend’s Community Center, 1036 N.E. Fifth St., Bend; 541-306-6751.
“DRIVING MISS DAISY”: Innovation Theatre Works presents the drama by Alfred Uhry; Emmy award-winning actress Michael Learned will play Miss Daisy; $25-$45; 7:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
OPEN MIC: Session hosted by Mosley Wotta; proceeds benefit The Nature of Words; ticket prices to come; 8 p.m.; Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom, 24 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-388-8331 or www.thenatureofwords.org.

THURSDAY
Oct. 2
REDMOND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORK: This meeting offers an opportunity to introduce young professionals to local business resources and to expand networking skills; $5 if preregistered or $7 at door; 5:30-7 p.m.; Java Crew, 515 W. Antler Ave., Redmond; 541-306-7611 or www.visitredmondoregon.com.
LIVE CONTRACTOR EDUCATION CLASS: Central Oregon Community College’s Business Development Center is offering this live course, taught by Dennis and Martha Sargent of Central Oregon Contractor Training, which satisfies the education requirements to take the test to become a licensed contractor in Oregon; $275, includes manual; 6-9 p.m., and class continues on Oct. 3 and 4 from 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7290 or www.cocc.edu.
TROUBLESHOOT AND PROTECT YOUR PC: Learn what error messages mean, how to secure personal information, diagnose problems and troubleshoot; $59; 6-9 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-383-7270 or www.cocc.edu.
“DRIVING MISS DAISY”: Innovation Theatre Works presents the drama by Alfred Uhry; Emmy award-winning actress Michael Learned will play Miss Daisy; $25-$45; 7:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

FRIDAY
Oct. 3
AUTHOR DIANE HAMMOND: Author of “Going to Bend” and “Homesick Creek” presents her new novel “Hannah’s Dream”; refreshments provided; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.
“I DO! I DO!”: Musical focuses on two people and their marriage of more than 50 years; $25 adults, $22 seniors and students; 8 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Drive, Redmond; 541-526-1688 or www.phythiantheater.org.

SATURDAY
Oct. 4
FOURTH ANNUAL WALK FOR DIABETES: The American Diabetes Association sponsors this walk along the Dry Canyon trail; dogs are welcome if accompanied by responsible owners; lunch will be provided; Registration starts at 9 a.m.; walk begins at 10 a.m.; Sam Johnson Park, Southwest 15th Street, Redmond; 888-342-2383 or www.diabetes.org/stepout.
CANT RANCH WALK: John Day Fossil Beds National Monument will have a free ranger-lead walk on the historic James Cant Ranch at 2 p.m. The 60-minute program will feature the human history of the John Day Valley. Information: 541-987-2333.
LANGUAGE CONVERSATION GROUPS: French and Spanish conversation groups meet each Saturday; free; Spanish group meets at 9:30 a.m. French group meets at 1:30 p.m; Santiago’s Mate Company, 528 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; Barb Eager,541-447-0732 or www.santiagosmate.com.
“SOCCER AND GLOBALIZATION”: Multimedia lecture by Professor Carlos Aguirre in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month; free; 11 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1034.
DEDICATION CELEBRATION: Celebrate the completion of the new Redmond Rotary Arts Pavilion with live music, poetry readings, student presentations, artisans, and food vendors; free; 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Redmond Rotary Arts Pavilion, American Legion Park, 850 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-504-6878.
DODGEBALL GAMES FOR KIDS: Kids in grades three to eight will learn a variety of dodgeball games; hosted by the Redmond Area Park and Recreation District; $10; 1-3 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275.
INTER-CULTURAL FESTIVAL PLANNING: Anyone interested in volunteering for the annual Redmond Inter-Cultural Festival is invited to attend scheduled planning meetings; free; 3-5 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-447-0732.
THOR HANSON: Scientist and former Peace Corps volunteer presents his book “The Impenetrable Forest: My Gorilla Years in Uganda”; refreshments provided; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.
“DRIVING MISS DAISY”: Innovation Theatre Works presents the drama by Alfred Uhry; Emmy award-winning actress Michael Learned will play Miss Daisy; $25-$45; 7:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
“I DO! I DO!”: Musical focuses on two people and their marriage of more than 50 years; $25 adults, $22 seniors and students; 8 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Drive, Redmond; 541-526-1688 or www.phythiantheater.org.

SUNDAY
Oct. 5
FOSSIL BED HIKE: Rangers from the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument will be conducting a one-mile hike into the Blue Basin beds at 2 p.m. Meet at the Thomas Condon Visistor Center. Information: 541-987-2333.

MONDAY
Oct. 6
DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OPTIONS: Class on comprehensive diagnosis and treatment options with Jon Swift, DO, Physiatry and Pain Medicine; free; noon-1 p.m.; Central Oregon Home Health and Hospice, 2698 N.E. Courtney Drive, Suite 101, Bend; 541-382-5228.

TUESDAY
Oct. 7
OREGON EQUESTRIAN TRAILS: Meeting starts 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; 6:30 p.m.; Ray’s Food Place, 900 S.W. 23rd St., Redmond; 541-548-2447.

WEDNESDAY
Oct. 8
ACTING CLASSES: Heritage Theatre Company offers acting classes for teens and adults; $42-$48; 6-7:30 p.m.; Bend’s Community Center, 1036 N.E. Fifth St., Bend; 541-306-6751.
BUILDING CODE FORUM: The state building codes division is hosting regional forums to focus on construction issues such as ADA requirements, green building, and the contractor’s board. Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., is the site of the C.O. forum, it begins at 3 p.m. Information: 503-378-4133.

FRIDAY
Oct. 10
“I DO! I DO!”: Musical focuses on two people and their marriage of more than 50 years; $25 adults, $22 seniors and students; 8 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Drive, Redmond; 541-526-1688 or www.phythiantheater.org.

SATURDAY
Oct. 11
GREEN AND SOLAR HOMES TOUR: The tour begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, with a special presentation by Mike O’Brien, green building specialist for the Portland Office of Sustainable Development. Maps will be given with ticket purchase; $25; 9 a.m.; Bend Senior Center, 1600 S.E. Reed Market Road, Bend; 541-617-9013 or www.3estrategies.org.
PET ADOPTION CLINIC: The Redmond Wal-Mart Supercenter will be holding a pet adoption event from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Vaccinations and microchips will also be available. Information: 923-5972, ext. 190
PROJECT HOMELESS CONNECT: Event brings together service agencies, non-profits, businesses and other support groups to
provide health and human services to homeless, low-income individuals, seniors, children and veterans; free; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-504-1389 or www.centraloregonconnect.org.
ART EXHIBIT: Lanscape, Western wildlife, cowboy, Native American and landscape photography; free; 4-7 p.m.; Wild River Art Company, 4427 S. Highway 97, Redmond; 541-548-1659 or www.wildrivergallery.com.
“MAN MAID”: Bend Film Festival will be showing director Chris Lusvardi’s “Man Maid,” a comedy filmed in Redmond, Oct. 11, 3:30 p.m. at the Regal 5 Pilot Butte Cinema.
“I DO! I DO!”: Musical focuses on two people and their marriage of more than 50 years; $25 adults, $22 seniors and students; 8 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Drive, Redmond; 541-526-1688 or www.phythiantheater.org.

SUNDAY
Oct. 12
GREEN AND SOLAR HOMES TOUR: The tour begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, with a special presentation by Mike O’Brien, green building specialist for the Portland Office of Sustainable Development. Maps will be given with ticket purchase; $25; ; Bend Senior Center, 1600 S.E. Reed Market Road, Bend; 541-617-9013 or www.3estrategies.org.

TUESDAY
Oct. 14
100 YEARS OF BROADWAY: Five Broadway actors perform moments from hit musicals including “The Phantom of the Opera”, “Les Miserables”, “Jekyll & Hyde”; $30, $40 reserved; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

WEDNESDAY
Oct. 15
ACTING CLASSES: Heritage Theatre Company offers acting class for teens and adults; $42-$48; 6-7:30 p.m.; Bend’s Community Center, 1036 N.E. Fifth St., Bend; 541-306-6751.

COMING UP
Oct.. 16
LIFE LINE SCREENING: Redmond Community Church is hosting preventative ultrasonic healthcare sceenings, appointments must be scheduled. Call 1-800-643-6075 for appointment.
Oct. 17
PET EXPO: Central Oregon’s largest pet show; leashed dogs welcome in exchange for a $1 donation or a can of dog food; $5 adults, $4 seniors 55 and older, free ages 16 and younger; noon-6 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-2711 or www.oregonpetexpo.com.
Oct. 18
PET EXPO: Central Oregon’s largest pet show; leashed dogs welcome in exchange for a $1 donation or a can of dog food; $5 adults, $4 seniors 55 and older, free ages 16 and younger; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-2711 or www.oregonpetexpo.com.
CENTRAL OREGON PRELIMINARY CINDERELLA PAGEANT: Beauty pageant contest includes girls ages 0-26 and boys 0-6; proceeds benefit the Redmond Humane Society; $5, $3 ages 3-12, free ages 3 and younger; 1:30 p.m.; Humane Society of Redmond, 1355 N.E. Hemlock Ave., Redmond; 541-747-6895 or www.oregoncinderella.com.
Oct. 22
ACTING CLASSES: Heritage Theatre Company offers acting classes for teens and adults; $42-$48; 6-7:30 p.m.; Bend’s Community Center, 1036 N.E. Fifth St., Bend; 541-306-6751.
Oct. 25
THE BEST OF THE TRAIL BAND: The eight-piece ensemble performs 19th Century brass and string arrangements; proceeds benefit the Redmond Education Foundation; $15 adults, $10 children ages 18 and younger; 7 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Drive, Redmond; 541-504-2665 or www.trailband.com.
Nov. 1
INTER-CULTURAL FESTIVAL PLANNING: Anyone interested in volunteering for the annual Redmond Inter-Cultural Festival is invited to attend scheduled planning meetings; free; 3-5 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-447-0732.
Nov. 4
OREGON EQUESTRIAN TRAILS: Meeting starts 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; 6:30 p.m.; Ray’s Food Place, 900 S.W. 23rd St., Redmond; 541-548-2447.
Nov. 15
BASKETBALL SHOW: The Harlem Ambassadors take on the Camp Fire Flames in a game of ball-handling tricks, high-flying slam dunks and family comedy; proceeds benefit Camp Fire USA Central Oregon; $12 adults, $8 students and seniors, free ages 4 and younger; 7 p.m., doors open 6:15 p.m.; Summit High School, 2885 N.W. Clearwater Drive, Bend; 541-382-4682.
Nov. 20
REDMOND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BUSINESS AFTER HOURS: Hosted by Vemma/Verve Health & Nutritional Products; free; 4:30-5:30 p.m.; The Hub Healing Arts Center, 219 N.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-923-5191.

Playing one game with many accents

photo by Gary G. Newman

When Junior Garcia arrived at Redmond High School three years ago as a freshman, he started looking for a way to get on the soccer team, a decision that he says has enriched his high school experience. It wasn't long until a teacher referred him to then coach Tony Vandermeer.

"When I first started I was intimidated to be with others," says Garcia, a senior midfielder. "I didn't have as much communication with my other teammates."
But Garcia stayed with it even though he was ineligible that first year because of his grades. He has started for the varsity team the past two years.

Playing soccer has made him feel more at home at Redmond High School, more a part of the school community, he says.

"It has also helped me to keep up my grades," he adds.
The Redmond High School soccer team is a diverse mixture of Hispanic, Anglo and foreign students who have found a common language – soccer. The team's growing diversity started two years ago under Vandermeer's one-year coaching tenure. An administrator, Vandermeer now works at the Redmond School District office.

Vandermeer's outreach to Hispanic players and families was an informal quest for more diversity, a move that brought quality players and their friends to the team.

"It was just an effort I wanted to put out," says Vandermeer. "I just made sure we spread that message to as many kids as I could."

Hector West is a language arts teacher took over boys soccer coaching duties last year. West was born in Lima, Peru. A native Spanish speaker, he says his Spanish is rusty, but Latino players feel comfortable talking to him in Spanish even if he answers in English. West wants kids who want to play soccer – with emphasis on the want – and is not recruiting any particular students.

"I don't actually seek out anybody," he says. "If they want to play, they'll find us."
Nevertheless, students of diverse backgrounds have found soccer is a common language at RHS and a way to make a home out of high school. This year the team also includes players from Germany, Republic of Mali (Africa), Turkey, Norway and Macedonia.

Johannes Dobler, an exchange student from Regensburg, Germany, says he found the team a great gateway to the school.

"When school started I wasn't lost. I knew people," he said. "It was really helpful."
Dobler, a junior known as Joe to his teammates, says there is no problem for the team to communicate, but he noted that different groups have different styles of play.

"(Hispanic players) normally have much better touch," he says. "They play different soccer, but it's no problem for the team to talk."
Europeans have a more direct style with long and medium passes, says West, while Latin Americans play the "beautiful game" that emphasizes individual skills and individual play that draws in defenders.

"American's still don't have a style," he adds. "That's one of the problems we (American soccer) have." At the high school varsity level where players skills are not fully developed, style isn't an issue, he says.

But for the players those differences of style appear to be real.

"I think it's a lot of fun (having different cultures and nationalities on the team). A lot of Hispanic kids have a nice touch, so you see a lot of pretty play," says senior midfielder Stephen Gipson.

"Everyone's different and you try to adapt to their style of play and hope they adapt to yours. It's a lot of work."

"It's very hard to come together and play as one," adds senior goalie Andrew Velasquez. "But with the short time we have, we came together and do what needs to be done."

An elite player in Southern California, Velasquez had to adjust to a lower level of play in Oregon when he moved here. But being on the team has helped him in the transition.

"It has made me feel good about being here and made me closer to all the community and the school," he says, noting that his school in California had 4,700 students.

Sophomore Mizael Ramirez has also had a great experience playing varsity soccer.
"All of us speak English, so we all understand each other," he says. "I like meeting new people and you see them at school so you have someone to talk to."

Rodriguez, like many other players, agree that the game itself is also a common language though they may speak it with a slightly different accent.

"It should be (a common language)," notes West. "The whole idea behind the World Cup and some of those tournaments is everybody can focus on the game."

--story by Gary G. Newman

September deaths and obituaries

Carl Lindsey Hicks Jr.
May 3, 1939 - Sept. 12, 2008
Floyd Donald Stark
July 19, 1937 - Sept. 9, 2008

Dollie Hamilton
Feb. 25, 1905 - Sept. 14, 2008
Benita R. Gilland
Sept. 18, 1924 to Sept. 16, 2008
Billy Wynn Green
Oct. 22, 1929 - Sept. 11, 2008
Earl Edwin Gaines
Sept. 16, 1916 - Sept. 16, 2008

Linda Bricco
August 8, 1948 - Sept. 16, 2008
Linda was a professional seamstress, pattern maker and fashion designer. She worked for EGO Originals in Bend, Ore. She loved her friends and family. She wanted to say: "If by chance you wish to remember me, do so with a kind deed or word to someone who needs you. If you do as I have asked, I will live forever." Linda came to Redmond from Massachusetts 16 years ago. Her survivors include: husband, Ross; sister, Barbara Self; daughter, Adeana; and son, William; five grandchildren, one niece and one nephew. There will be no formal funeral service per her wishes, however, there will be a mass and gathering of friends and family at Cornerstone Community Church in Bend on Sunday Sept. 28. Call (541) 504-8862 for information. Deschutes Memorial Chapel is serving the family.

September 9, 2008

Aloha nui loa

photo Leslie Pugmire Hole/copyright Redmond Spokesman
Craig Hubbard of Redmond receives plenty of personal attention during his impromptu
dance with members of Hokulea at the last Music on the Green concert of the season

The Redmond Chamber of Commerce wrapped up another season of Music on the Green, its summer concert series, with a performance Sept. 3 by perennial favorites Hokulea dancers.
Chamber Executive Director Eric Sande called the 2008 season “the best ever,” adding that attendance at all events save one topped 1,000.
Vendor participation was up this year, Sande said, with the exception of food vendors, which was limited due to several last minute cancellations.
Although the stage and amphitheater at Redmond’s new Legion Park will be ready by next year Sande said it was not a sure thing the concert series would move.
“There’s more room for the audience there but it’s also more structured – you can’t just spread out your blanket and chairs,” he said. “And the stage is much bigger than we need, almost too big for the size acts we have.”
The chamber was the original inspiration for the amphitheater, encouraging a Leadership Redmond group, then the Redmond Rotary, to take on the project, which was originally envisioned for Sam Johnson Park. It was relocated to Legion Park while still in the design phase and broadened in scope.
“The amphitheater really caters to larger venues,” Sande said. “We’ll have to evaluate whether it’s right for us.”

Local obituaries

Louise K. Gregg
Mar. 5, 1923 - Sept. 2, 2008
Memorial services were held on September 8, 2008. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Redmond & Sisters or the Madras Conservative Baptist Church.

Sandra Lee Holmes
March 3, 1946 - August 29, 2008
No Public Services

Janice Anne Levage Cowan
Oct. 28th, 1928 - Sept. 1st, 2008
Sat., Sept 13th, 2008, 1 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church in Redmond. Reception following. Memorial contributions may be made to the Outreach Program at Trinity Episcopal Church or to the charity of one’s choice.

William Eugene Hopkins
Jan. 2nd, 1942 - Sept. 3rd, 2008
Services:Private Memorial service for family and friends

Doris A. Strecker
Feb. 24, 1920 - Aug. 26, 2008
Arrangements: Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service, 503-364-2257
Services: Memorial service will be held September 13, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. Clubhouse at The Ridge at Madrona Hills, 660 Ratcliff Dr., Salem. Call 503-362-9141 for directions

Evelyn Rosalie Premselaar
July 1, 1936 - Sept. 4, 2008
No services will be held.

Kathryn Ellen (Bobo) Bice, of La Pine
Nov. 26, 1921 - Sept. 1, 2008
Celebration of Life at a later date.

Albert Earl Moore
March 13, 1934 - August 16, 2008
Al Moore, age 74, of Redmond, Oregon, passed away after a battle with lung disease.
Born to Herbert and Mildred (Yockey) Moore. Al was raised in Alliance, Nebraska before moving to Caldwell, Idaho in his adolescent years.
Al attended Boise Jr. College. He managed grocery stores for 8 1/2 years for Joe Albertson.
Along with his wife, Elaine, they developed a chain of 13 grocery stores known as Al’s Minit Mart, in the Beaverton, Portland area for 20 years, which led them to sell to Plaid Pantry stores.
Al & Elaine opened up three Dairy Queens in the La Pine, Bend and Redmond areas.
In 1999 Al, Elaine and daughter opened up a party store & card shop in Bend.
He was a fraternity member of Central Oregon Shriners for 50 years, Elks for 50 years to earn his lifetime membership. Also Lions Club for 25 years.
Al is survived by his wife, Elaine, son, Terry of Terrebonne, and daughter, Diane of Redmond, Carolyn of Springfield.
Al was preceded in death by his brother, Gordon.
A private memorial and graveside service will be held at a later date. Arrangements made by Autumn Funerals.
Contributions can be made to Shriners Hospital for Children.
Al was known and admired for his keen business mind and soft, caring heart.