Learn modern dance
The Bend Dance Project has added a third dance company to its nonprofit organization, Fish Hawk Wing Modern Dance. The new dance company joins Jazz Dance Collective and Ubiquitous Dance Company as part of Bend Dance Project. Fish Hawk Wing Modern Dance is offering adult modern dance classes to the public Sundays, 5-6 p.m., starting Jan. 11, 2009, at the Terpsichorean Dance Studio in Bend. Classes are $10 each. For more information, visit www.fishhawkwing.blogspot.com.
Ski for Schools delayed
Due to the lack of snowfall this year, the Fourth Annual Ski for Schools event sponsored by Mt. Bachelor has been postponed to Friday, Dec. 19. This date also coincides with Mt. Bachelor’s 50th Anniversary celebration. Advance tickets are $15 and are available until Dec.17 at the Redmond School District office, 145 SE Salmon, McDonald’s in Redmond, and all branches of Mid Oregon Credit Union. Tickets are valid for all-day lift tickets, tubing or Nordic skiing. Tickets must be purchased in advance. All proceeds benefit Redmond and Bend-La Pine schools. Information: www.redmond.k12.or.us or www.mtbachelor.com.
Learn to Dixie Twirl
Redmond's Red Rock Squares is hosting lessons for beginning square dancers. The course begins Jan. 6 and continues for 12 weeks; experienced square dancers, or "angels", will attend lessons to help students. Lessons will be from 7-9 p.m. at the Redmond Grange. Call 541-923-0701 or 541-419-8242 for more information.
Bachelor Beauts Square and Round Dance Club is starting its session of lessons for beginners Jan. 8 at Pine Forest Grange in Bend. Lessons will continue each Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and the cost will be $4 each lesson (first lesson is free). children ages 12-18 are welcome with participating adult. Call 541-385-8074 for more information.
Christmas dinner available
The homeless and those who have no family with whom to share the holiday are invited to a free Christmas dinner at the Redmond American Legion Hall.The American Legion Auxiliary will serve a full turkey and ham dinner with all the fixings, including assorted pies for dessert, from noon to 3 p.m. Christmas Day at the Legion hall, Southwest Eighth Street and Glacier Avenue.Information: Suzanne, 504-4265.
Eagle Crest lights
The Annual Starfest holiday light display at Eagle Crest Resort runs through Jan. 2, 2009. Lights on display nightly from 5:30-9:30 p.m. The Inn at Eagle Crest is also sponsoring the Teddy Bear Suite, a showcase of hundreds of teddy bears, daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and visits and story times by the fire with Santa and Mrs. Claus each Friday and Saturday, 6-8 p.m., with hot cocoa and cookie decorating. Horse drawn wagon rides through the light display will be offered every weekend from 6-7 p.m. Rides are $10 adults, $5 kids 5-13 and free for kids 5 and under. Reservations are requested for the wagon rides. Light display is free. Donations of nonperishable food items are encouraged. Information: 541-504-2316.
Photos with reindeer
Operation Santa Claus, 4355 W. Highway 126, Redmond (Reindeer Ranch) is offering photos with Santa Claus and a live reindeer each Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nov. 29 through Dec. 14. Photos are $10 each. Pets are welcome. All proceeds go to the Redmond Reign Fastpitch. Information: Holly, 541-548-0718.
A Christmas Giving Tree to help disadvantaged children in the community is on display in the Flower Boutique, 444 S.W. Sixth St., downtown Redmond. The public is encouraged to take a name tag off the tree and return a new, wrapped gift to the Chamber office, 446 S.W. Seventh, or the Flower Boutique. Gifts should be placed by Dec. 17. All gifts will be distributed on Dec. 19. Information: 541-923-5191.
Food and Toy Drive
The annual Redmond Community Toy and Food Drive is under way. Sponsored by Redmond Fire and Rescue and the Salvation Army, the event is accepting donations of canned food, toys and cash to help make Christmas brighter for hundreds of families in need in the Redmond area. Gifts for infants and teens are especially needed. Bring new, unwrapped toys and non-perishable food to all Redmond Fire and Rescue stations – donwtown, Redmond and Cline Falls, or Redmond area schools.Cash donations can be made at Redmond Fire and Rescue’s downtown station, 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave., or at the Salvation Army office in Bend; make checks out to Salvation Army Redmond Toy and Food Drive.In addition, Redmond Fire and Rescue will be accepting donations at the following locations 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Dec. 13, Safeway; Dec. 20, WalmartInformation: 541-504-5000.