March 10, 2009

Event calendar

Legal services for seniors
Central Oregon Council on Aging and Legal Aid Services of Oregon will offer free legal services to low-income senior citizens Monday, March 30, at the Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave. Thirty-minute appointments are available between 8 and 11 a.m. Priority will be given to issues of income maintenance, healthcare, food, housing, and utilities. Additional services may include correspondence, negotiations and preparation of legal documents. Criminal cases, simple wills, fee generating cases or conflicts of interest cannot be handled through this program. Information: Robby Miller 541-548-1086.

Lions Club fundraiser
The Crooked River Ranch Lions Club is conducting a fundraiser, collecting returnable cans and bottles.They will pick up if you have at least a trash bag full. For smaller amounts use the metal cans available on the ranch only. Information 541- 548-0487, 541- 504-4604 or 541-923-1658. CRR Lions meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Sandbagger Restaurant.

Recognize an Incredible Kid
CampFire USA Absolutely Incredible Kid Day is March 19. Send a letter to a child letting them know how special and loved they are. Special stationary can be downloaded from www.campfireusa.org.

Sidewalk nature class for tots
Redmond Area Park and Recreation District is hosting a four-day class to explore the natural wonders around us for ages 4-7 March 23-26. The class includes an art day and field trips to the Dry Canyon and Fireman’s Pond.
Cost is $25. Information: 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.

Summer grief camp
Camp Sunrise, a grief camp for children trying to adjust to the recent death of a loved one, is now accepting applications. Campers are accepted on a first come first serve basis. The camp is free and can accept up to 40 children ages 7 to 14 who qualify. Camp Sunrise will be held June 20– 22 at the United Methodist Camp and Retreat Center at Suttle Lake. Information: Diane Kellstrom, 548-7483 or visit www.redmondhospice.org.

Community Learning registration at COCC
Registration for Central Oregon Community College’s Community Learning spring/summer classes is now open. Classes in computers, fitness, business, language, cooking and art are offered in Redmond, Bend, Madras, Prineville, and Sisters. Online courses in computers, language, writing, business, health care and personal development start every month. Class schedules are available at COCC, local chambers of commerce and libraries and online at www.cocc.edu. Information: 541-383-7270.


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.
FIRE DISTRICT: The Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District No. 1 board meeting, 7 p.m.; 1390 C Ave., Terrebonne; agenda at www.redmondfireandrescue.org.
COCC BUDGET: The Central Oregon Community College board of directors and budget committee meeting, 6 p.m.; PacificCorp Conference room, MATC building, Redmond COCC campus; agenda items include the proposed 2009-10 budget.
ROOTDOWN: The Eugene-based reggae band performs; free; 7 p.m.; McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-382-5174 or www.mcmenamins.com.

THURSDAY
March 12
CITY-COUNTY WORKSHOP: Redmond City Council-Deschutes County Commissioners workshop, 7 a.m., 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION: Redmond School District-sponsored community forum on alternative education; 5:30 p.m.; 145 S.E. Salmon Ave.; 541-923-5437.
CITY CENTENNIAL: Redmond Centennial Advisory Committee meeting, 5 p.m., 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
PARKS AND REC: Redmond Area Park and Recreation District budget committee meeting, 5:30 p.m.; board meeting at 6:15 p.m.; 465 Rimrock Way; call 541-548-7275 for agenda information.
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 or www.towertheatre.org.

FRIDAY
March 13
GOOD STUFF SALE: The Humane Society of Redmond is hosting a sale of household items and more; proceeds benefit the society; free admission; 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Humane Society of Redmond, 1355 N.E. Hemlock Ave., Redmond; 541-923-0882.
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.
KARATE DEMONSTRATION FOR TEENS: Learn a few karate techniques and watch a karate demonstration. Ages 12-17. Register online at www.dpls.us/calendar or at the library. Free. Space is limited to 25; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.
“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 or www.towertheatre.org.

SATURDAY
March 14
GOOD STUFF SALE: The Humane Society of Redmond is hosting a sale of household items and more; proceeds benefit the society; free admission; 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Humane Society of Redmond, 1355 N.E. Hemlock Ave., Redmond; 541-923-0882.
AMERICAN SEWING GUILD MEETS: Central Oregon Chapter; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Hancock Fabrics, 63040 N. Highway 97 , Bend; 541-279-0635.
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.
ACCORDIAN CLUB OF CENTRAL OREGON: Group will play classics and Irish tunes. Fellow accordion players are welcome to join in; free; 1:30 p.m.; Cougar Springs Assisted Living Center, 1942 S.W. Canyon Drive, Redmond; 541-316-4400.
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.
JAZZ CONCERT: The Central Oregon Community College Jazz Ensemble, a 20-piece band, performs a winter concert under the direction of Gary Webster; $8 adults, $6 students and seniors; 7 p.m., doors open 6:30 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Pinckney Center for the Arts, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7510.
MENDOZA FAMILY FUNDRAISER: Event includes a dessert social and silent auction; proceeds benefit Jose Mendoza who was injured in an automobile accident; 7 to 9 p.m., doors open 6 p.m.; VFW Hall, 1836 S.W. Veterans Way, Redmond; 541-408-4125 or www.helpjose.com.

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.
“PRAYING WITH LIOR”: The Jewish Community of Central Oregon hosts a screening of a documentary about a boy with Down syndrome who is about to celebrate his bar mitzvah; proceeds benefit the Jewish Community of Central Oregon; $12; 3-5 p.m.; Bend High School, 230 N.E. Sixth St., Bend; 541-390-2397 or www.jccobend.com.
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.
BOOK SIGNING WITH MOLLY GLOSS: Author Molly Gloss will read from her latest book, “Heart of Horses.” Signed books receive 10 percent discount. Refreshments served; free; 4:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.

MONDAY
March 16
PUBLIC ART: Redmond Commission for Art in Public Places meeting, 4 p.m.; 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
PLANNING COMMISSION: Redmond Urban Area Planning Commission, 7 p.m.; 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
THE CELTIC TENORS: Matthew Gilsenan, Niall Morris and James Nelson perform traditional, popular and classical Irish works; $25 or $45 for two; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

TUESDAY
March 17
CITY COUNCIL: Redmond City Council meeting; 6:45 a.m.; 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
PARK COMMISSION: Redmond Parks Commssion meeting, 6 p.m.; 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
AARP: AARP lunch meeting, Bend Senior Center,11:30 a.m.; $3.50; speaker will be from Healing Reins organization; 541-382-8944.
WOVEN EGG BASKET DEMO: High Desert Society of the Arts meeting. Artist Gillian Burton will demonstrate woven Appalachian egg baskets. Open to the public; free; 7-8:30 p.m.; Summer Creek Clubhouse, 3660 S.W. 29th St., Redmond; Linda,541-279-0007.

WEDNESDAY
March 18
SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board meeting, 5:30 p.m.; 145 S.E. Salmon Ave.; agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.

THURSDAY
March 19
MOVIE MATINEE AND TRIVIA FOR TEENS: Take a trivia test and win prizes. Ages 12-17. Snacks provided. Register online at www.dpls.us/calendar or at the library. Free. Space is limited to 25; free; 3-4:45 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.
ARCHAEOLOGY SOCIETY OF CENTRAL OREGON: General meeting. Guest speaker is Brigette Whipple, tribal anthropologist/ethnographer of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, with an overview of tribal lands: reservation boundary, ceded, usual and accustomed, aboriginal territories and areas of interest; free; 7 p.m.; Central Oregon Association of Realtors, 2112 N.E. Fourth St., Bend; 541-382-3452.

FRIDAY
March 20
CENTRAL OREGON CAR SHOW: 10th Annual Central Oregon Rod & Custom Show, hosted by the Central Oregon Street Rod Association. Custom hot rods, motorcycles, and trucks on display; $11 adults; $6 kids 6-15; free for kids under 6.; 5-9 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-2711 or www.centraloregoncarshow.com.
KIDS NIGHT OUT: Basketball, batting cage, contests, arts and crafts, pizza, popcorn and movies. Grades K-5; $15; 6-9 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275.
MEN OF THE WEST: Rootsy Celtic rock performance; part of the Great Northwest Music Tour; free; 7 p.m.; McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-330-8560.
“SYLVIA”: Opening night of Cascades Theatrical Company’s production of a comedy by A.R. Gurney about Greg and Kate, a married couple of 22 years, who experience serious disagreement over keeping a dog Greg brings home from the park; $20 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students; 7:30 p.m.; Cascades Theatrical Company, 148 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-389-0803 or www.cascadestheatrical.org.

SATURDAY
March 21
FREEZER COOKING: Learn how to save time and money using hands-on techniques and recipes. Hosted by Redmond Area Park and Recreation District; $29; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.
CENTRAL OREGON CAR SHOW: 10th Annual Central Oregon Rod & Custom Show, hosted by the Central Oregon Street Rod Association. Custom hot rods, motorcycles, and trucks on display; $11 adults; $6 kids 6-15; free for kids under 6.; 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-2711 or www.centraloregoncarshow.com.
MDC: Punk band performs, with special guests Embrace the Kill, Larry & His Flask and Tuck-n-Roll; $10 plus service charges in advance, $12 at door; 7:30 p.m., doors open 7 p.m.; Domino Room, 51 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; www.randompresents.com.
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.
4 PEAKS SPRING FLING TOUR: Live music by Poor Man’s Whiskey and Blue Turtle Seduction; $12; 9 p.m., doors open 8 p.m.; Old Stone Church, 157 N.W. Franklin Ave., Bend; 541-322-7273.

SUNDAY
March 22
CENTRAL OREGON CAR SHOW: 10th Annual Central Oregon Rod & Custom Show, hosted by the Central Oregon Street Rod Association. Custom hot rods, motorcycles, and trucks on display; $11 adults; $6 kids 6-15; free for kids under 6.; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-2711 or www.centraloregoncarshow.com.

MONDAY
March 23
TRIP TO SUN MOUNTAIN FUN CENTER: Hosted by Redmond Area Park and Recreation District. Ages 9-18. Transportation provided from the Cascade Swim Center; $14-18; 1-4 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.

TUESDAY
March 24
KEYBOARDING CLASS: Class for beginners or those wanting to improve. Features an introduction to Ultra Key typing software. First come, first served, and registration is 20 minutes prior to class; free; 9-11 a.m.; COIC WorkSource Bend, 1645 N.E. Forbes Road, Bend; 541-389-9661 or www.coic.org.
TIE DYE CREATIONS: Bring a white t-shirt and dress in stain-able clothes. Class size is limited to 10. Ages 6 and up. Cost is $15 plus $10 supply fee; $15 plus $10 supply fee; 9-11 a.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275.

WEDNESDAY
March 25
KIDS’ DAY - FANGS AND FUR: Meet live mammals including a lynx, bobcat, etc; $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.
“BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONES AND HEALTH”: Janice Blumer, doctor of osteopathic medicine, discusses bio-identical hormones; free; noon; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.
BOUNCING OFF THE WALLS: Trip to the Bounce House in Bend with 12 huge interactive inflatables where kids can bounce, climb and slide. Ages 7-16. Transportation provided from Cascade Swim Center. Hosted by Redmond Area Park and Recreation District; $14; 1:30-4:30 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.
THE NAYSAYERS: The rootsy-rock band from Vancouver, Wash., performs; free; 7 p.m.; McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-382-5174 or www.mcmenamins.com.

THURSDAY
March 26
WRITERS GUILD MEETS: Award-winning designer Christopher Gilbert will talk about book jacket designs; free; 6:30 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; Elsie Rochna,541-923-0896 or www.CentralOregonWritersGuild.com.

SATURDAY
March 28
TRASHFORMATIONS: A 36-hour art making event centers around making new creations from reused and recycled materials; finished art will be displayed in The Old Mill District; participants need to bring tools and fasteners; raw materials provided; proceeds benefit the Central Oregon Environmental Center; register at www.envirocenter.org; 7 a.m. through 7 p.m. Sunday; Pakit Liquidators, 309 Armour Drive, Bend; 541-389-7047.
FIBER MARKET DAY: The High Desert Wool Growers’ 12th annual market features vendors, wool demonstrations, fleece sales, food vendors and more; free; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Crook County Fairgrounds, 1280 S. Main St., Prineville; 541-389-7678 or www.highdesertwollgrowers.com.

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