February 24, 2009

Event Calendar

WEDNESDAY
Feb. 25
KIDS MOVE WITH MUSIC DEMONSTRATION: Janellybean leads a KinderMusik movement and music program for children ages newborn to 5 years; free; 9:15 a.m.; Outside-In PlayCafe, 845 S.W. 17th St., Suite 201, Redmond; 541-325-6995 or www.kidsmovewithmusic.com.
SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board meeting 5:30 p.m.; agenda includes discussion of the closing of Brown High School and alternative education; 145 S.E. Salmon Ave.; full agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.

THURSDAY
Feb. 26
CREATIONS WITH SHRINKY DINKS: Choose or create your own design, trace it, cut it, and bake it. All materials provided. Ages 12-17. Register online at www.dpls.us/calendar or sign up at the door. Space is limited to 25; free; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050 or www.dpls.us/calendar.
“SPAY-GHETTI FEED”: The Humane Society of Redmond’s spay and neuter program is hosting a buffet dinner of spaghetti, salad and more; proceeds benefit the society; $12.95 adults, $8.95 ages 12 and younger; 5-8 p.m.; Juniper Golf and Country Club, 1938 S.W. Elkhorn Ave., Redmond; 541-923-0882.
CENTRAL OREGON WRITERS GUILD MEETS: Local author Paty Jager will speak about “Promotion 101 - The Nuts and Bolts of Promoting You and Your Writing.”; free; 6:30-9 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; Elsie Rochna,541-923-0896.
CITY COUNCIL: Redmond City Council goal setting meeting, 3-7 p.m.; open to the public; 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

FRIDAY
Feb. 27
AUTHOR STEVE LENT: Event includes a presentation on “Central Oregon Place Names: Volume II: Jefferson County,” which explains how many places in Jefferson County got their name; refreshments provided; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.
OREGON SPORTS AND FITNESS EXPO: Event features hundreds of exhibitors and events offering the latest in fitness, diet, nutrition, strength and apparel products and services; the Renegade Rollergirls will perform a 30-minute scrimmage; free; 7 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-389-2009.

SATURDAY
Feb. 28
MODELING AND ETIQUETTE: Learn the tools of modeling, beginning with business skills then onto runway instruction, makeup application and hair styling. Ages 10 and up; $80; Class starts Feb. 28 and continues March 1; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275.
OREGON SPORTS AND FITNESS EXPO: Event features hundreds of exhibitors and events offering the latest in fitness, diet, nutrition, strength and apparel products and services; the day ends with a Desert Brawl featuring 10 full-contact cage fights; free admission, $12 in advance for the Desert Brawl event; 7 a.m. vendors open, 8-10 p.m. Desert Brawl; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-389-2009.
REDMOND GRANGE PANCAKE BREAKFAST: A breakfast of sourdough pancakes, sausage, eggs and more; proceeds benefit Friends of Canines; $5 adults, $3 ages 12 and younger; 7-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Grange, 707 S.W. Kalama Ave., Redmond; 541-923-1840.
MAKE YOUR OWN ROOT BEER: Learn how to make, bottle and cap a six pack of root beer to take home. All materials provided. Ages 7-12; $16; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond High School Hartman Campus, 2105 W. Antler Ave., Redmond; 541-923-4840.
DIXIELAND CONCERT: The Cascade Brass Quintet performs; free; 3 p.m.; Bend Public Library, 601 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-312-1032.
“MURDER ON THE MENU”: Buckboard Productions and Canyons Fine Dining presents an interactive murder mystery dinner theater performance; dinner includes salad, choice of entree and dessert; $55 includes dinner and show; 6 p.m., doors open 5:30 p.m.; Canyons Fine Dining, 1857 N.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-548-7999 or www.buckboardproductions.com.
AN EVENING WITH ELVIS AND JOHN DENVER: Jamie’s Rock & Roll Legends presents Elvis impersonator Justin Shandor and John Denver impersonator Ted Vigil in an authentic Las Vegas act full of hits from the 1950s and 70s; $20, $25 front area; 7-10 p.m., doors open 6 p.m.; VFW Hall, 1836 S.W. Veterans Way, Redmond; 541-548-6990.
COCC CHOIR & JAZZ ENSEMBLE CONCERT: The Central Oregon Community College Choir and the Central Singers perform a vocal concert; $5; 7 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Pinckney Center for the Arts, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7575.
AUDITIONS FOR ANNIE: Redmond High School Theatre Department is holding auditions for its production of Annie in May. Middle and elementary school kids will be cast for the parts of orphans and the lead of Annie from 9:30-2:30 p.m. Dogs are invited to audition for the role of Sandy from 2:30-4 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; Phil Neely,541-923-4800, ext. 2065.

MONDAY
March 2
PLANNING COMMISSION: Redmond Urban Area Planning Commission meeting, 7 p.m.; 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.: agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

TUESDAY
March 3
CITY COUNCIL: Redmond City Council meeting, 6:45 a.m.; open to the public; 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

THURSDAY
March 5
CENTRAL OREGON SPORTSMENS SHOW: Casting ponds, a free kids’ trout pond, seminars, camp cooking demonstrations, archery and fly casting competitions, boats and RVs; $9 adults; $5 kids 6-12; noon-8 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-2711 or www.otshows.com.
PARENTING YOUNG CHILDREN: Sarah E. Nelson, LCSW and Nancy Hoffman, LCSW, presents, “Parenting Young Children with the 123 Magic curriculum.” Childcare provided; free; 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Cascade Medical Clinic, 211 N.W. Larch Ave., Redmond; 541-548-2164.
THE SASQUATCH SLEUTH: Larry Lund, who has taught classes on Bigfoot related subjects at Portland Community College, gives a talk and presentation on the subject; free; 6:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1032 or lizg@dpls.us.

FRIDAY
March 6
CENTRAL OREGON SPORTSMENS SHOW: Casting ponds, a free kids’ trout pond, seminars, camp cooking demonstrations, archery and fly casting competitions, boats and RVs; $9 adults; $5 kids 6-12; noon-8 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-2711 or www.otshows.com.

SATURDAY
March 7
BENTO BOX FUN: Kids learn how to make a Japanese style “bento” box meal with ingredients they choose. Ages 6-12; $15; 10-11:30 a.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275.
CENTRAL OREGON SPORTSMENS SHOW: Casting ponds, a free kids’ trout pond, seminars, camp cooking demonstrations, archery and fly casting competitions, boats and RVs; $9 adults; $5 kids 6-12; 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-2711 or www.otshows.com.
HIGH DESERT PERSPECTIVE ON WOLVES: Brian Connolly, author of “Wolf Journal,” “Wolves: A Legend Returns” and “Hawk” will read excerpts and give a presentation on how he helps field biologists spot wolves and wolf behavior in Yellowstone National Park; a book signing will follow; included with the price of admission; $10 adults, $9 ages 65 and older, $6 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; 2:30 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754.
COSMIC SWIM NIGHT: Games, music and cool cosmic lights for middle-school students (must show ID); $2.50; 8-10 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.

SUNDAY
March 8
CENTRAL OREGON SPORTSMENS SHOW: Casting ponds, a free kids’ trout pond, seminars, camp cooking demonstrations, archery and fly casting competitions, boats and RVs; $9 adults; $5 kids 6-12; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-2711 or www.otshows.com.
CASCADE WINDS SYMPHONIC BAND: Band standards, show tunes, orchestra transcriptions, marches and more performed under the direction of Dan Judd; donations accepted; 2 p.m.; Summit High School, 2885 N.W. Clearwater Drive, Bend; 541-593-1635 or www.cascadewinds.org.
BATTLEFIELD BAND: A traditional Scottish music performance; $20-$25; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

MONDAY
March 9
DUKE ELLINGTON ORCHESTRA: A jazz performance led by Paul Mercer Ellington, son of Duke Ellington; $30 and $40; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

WEDNESDAY
March 11
COOKING WITH MOMMY: Decorate cookies, make fun shape sandwiches and goofy drinks. Ages 2-5; $20; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275.

THURSDAY
March 12
COMEDY WITH GALLAGHER: Comedy without the mess. Gallagher’s “no sledge” show incorporates intelligent social and political commentary; $24 to $29; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700.

FRIDAY
March 13
STAR GAZING WITH OMSI: Step into the Discover Dome and learn the names of stars and constellations. Early session for kids K-6. Evening sessions for kids and adults; $18; A later evening session for adults and kids follows at 6 pm to 7 pm; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275.
A FINE AND PLEASANT MISERY: Tim Behrens brings to the stage humor writer Patrick F. McManus’ first book, A Fine and Pleasant Misery. A portion of proceeds will benefit Deschutes County SMART; $24.50 to $29.50; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700.

SATURDAY
March 14
SENSE-SATIONAL SATURDAY, MIGRATION SENSE-SATION: Family activities centered on the return of migrating birds to the High Desert; learn about migratory journeys with hands-on projects, games, crafts and more; designed for kindergarten through sixth-grade; $10 adults, $9 ages 65 and older, $6 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754.
EXPLORE BASIC COPYRIGHT LAWS: Sagebrushers Art Society presents, “What Artists Should Know About Copyrights.”; free; 12:30-2 p.m.; Bend Public Library, 601 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-388-1567.
GREAT CHORALE WORKS CONCERTS: The Cascade Chorale will perform four Te Deums, under the direction of James Knox; $10; 7 p.m.; Summit High School, 2885 N.W. Clearwater Drive, Bend; 541-383-7401 or www.cascadechorale.org.

SUNDAY
March 15
AUTHOR MOLLY GLOSS: Portland-based award-winning author presents her book “Hearts of Horses”; part of the “Celebrate Oregon Authors” series; free; 2 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.
GREAT CHORALE WORKS CONCERTS: The Cascade Chorale will perform four Te Deums, under the direction of James Knox; $10; 3 p.m.; Summit High School, 2885 N.W. Clearwater Drive, Bend; 541-383-7401 or www.cascadechorale.org.
music and cool cosmic lights for middle-school students (must show ID); $2.50; 8-10 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-5

Good Stuff sale
A fundraising sale for the Humane Society of Redmond is planned for March 13-14, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the shelter, 1355 N.E. Hemlock Ave. Anyone interested in donating items for the sale can drop off items Saturdays Feb. 28 and March 7, 1-5 p.m., and Mondays, March 2 and 9, 1-5 p.m., and Thursday, March 12. No clothing items please. Information: 541-923-0882.

Baby supplies donations needed
The Redmond Soroptimists will host the Fourth Annual Community Mother and Baby Shower Saturday, March 7, 1-3 p.m., in the Community Room in Ray’s Food Place, Redmond. People are encouraged to bring donations of new and gently used baby items such as disposable diapers, wipes, pacifiers, blankets, socks, hats, booties, bottles, onesies, pajamas, toys, and toiletries such as baby power, oil, shampoo and lotion. All items will be given to mothers and babies who are victims of poverty, violence or abuse.
Cash donations are also accepted. Donations can also be dropped off at Redmond branches of LibertyBank, Community First Bank and South Valley Bank.
Redmond Soroptimists will be accepting donations for the entire month of March. Information: Paula, 541-306-7062.

Living On A Few Acres conference
The OSU Extension Service will host a conference on Living on a Few Acres Saturday, March 14, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, North Sisters Building. The conference was developed by the OSU Extension Service to provide educational workshops that focus on the needs of those living on small farms and acreages. Cost is $35 per person or $60 for two if registered by March 9, and $50 per person if registered after March 10. Information: 541-548-6088, ext. 7957, or e-mail: dana.martin@oregonstate.edu. Class descriptions and registration forms are available online at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes.

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