March 31, 2009

Event calendar

WEDNESDAY
April 1
SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board special meeting, 6 p.m.; agenda includes discussion and action on awarding its school construction bid; 143 S.E. Salmon Ave.; www.redmond.k12.or.us.
“IT’S IN THE BAG” LECTURE SERIES: Daniel Stroud and Aylett Wright present “Sex and Sexuality Are Sacred: So Let’s Talk About It”; they will discuss divorce rates, sexually transmitted diseases, unwanted pregnancies and other issues that continue to challenge our culture and our individual and cultural perspectives on sex and sexuality; a discussion about sexual behavior and relationships will follow; presentation given as part of the OSU-Cascades lecture series; free; noon-1 p.m.; OSU-Cascades, Cascades Hall, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-322-3100 or http://www.osucascades.edu/.

THURSDAY
April 2
LIVE CONTRACTOR EDUCATION CLASS: Taught by Dennis and Martha Sargent of Central Oregon Contractor Training. The course satisfies education requirements to take the Oregon contractor’s license test. Preregistration required; $275, includes manual; 6-9 p.m., and class continues April 3 and 4 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-383-7290 or http://www.cocc.edu/.

FRIDAY
April 3
NATIVE AMERICAN DANCE PERFORMANCE: The Cultural Enrichment Club from Madras High School will perform traditional Native American dance, music and Hispanic folk dancing; a food vendor will be selling hot dogs and chili; proceeds benefit the club and the Humane Society of Redmond; $6 adults, $3 ages 12-18, $1 ages 5-11, free ages 4 and younger; 6 p.m.; Humane Society of Redmond, 1355 N.E. Hemlock Ave., Redmond; 541-548-0898.
AUTHOR DARIN FURRY: Central Oregon hiker and explorer and a park ranger in the Columbia Gorge, Furry will talk about his book “Beyond Sagebrush”; refreshments provided; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.
COSA SONG OF THE YEAR SHOW: The Central Oregon Songwriters’ Association presents its 11th annual awards show, with live performances and a silent auction; $10, free ages 12 and younger with a paid adult; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or http://www.towertheatre.org/.

SATURDAY
April 4
CANDY CAMP: Learn how to make gummy bears, lollipops, chocolate suckers and marshmallows. This is a fun, interactive class for ages 6-12. Hosted by Redmond Area Park and Recreation District; $30; 9 a.m.-noon; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.
FORECLOSURE PREVENTION WORKSHOP: Find out what to do if you fall behind on housing payments. Reservations required; free; 10 a.m.-noon; NeighborImpact, 2303 S.W. First St., Redmond; 541-548-2380, ext. 138.
“THE ECONOMICS OF ENDANGERED SPECIES”: Ed Whitelaw, founder and president of ECONorthwest and economics professor at the University of Oregon, will give a presentation; included with the price of admission; $10 adults, $9 ages 65 and older, $6 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; 3 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 http://www.raprd.org/.

SUNDAY
April 5
NINTH BIENNIAL QUILT SHOW: The Country Quilters of Jefferson County sponsor a quilt exhibition featuring quilt displays and sales, vendors and door prizes; donations accepted; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 430 S.W. Fairgrounds Road, Madras; 541-546-4502 or 541-475-7721.

MONDAY
April 6
PLANNING COMMISSION: Redmond Urban Area Planning Commission meeting, 7 p.m.; 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at http://www.ci.redmond.or.us/.

TUESDAY
April 7
CITY COUNCIL: Redmond City Council meeting, 6:45 a.m.; agenda includes training on development codes and an Urban Renewal Agency Board meeting considering the proposed Frank and Josephine Redmond Linear Park and the downtown plan; full agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
BEND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: “First Tuesday” Interest Groups begin meeting. Guests can choose “Beginning Genealogy” or “Writers Group.”; 10:15 a.m.; Williamson Hall, 2200 N.E. U.S. Highway 20, Bend; 541-317-8978.

WEDNESDAY
April 8
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.
CHILDREN’S AUTHOR PARTY: Happy Birthday Oregon Children Authors Party for children 6 to 11. Stories, crafts, games, and creative activities to celebrate Oregon authors. Refreshments served; free; 4-5 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.
AIRPORT COMMISSION: Redmond Airport Commission meeting, 5:30 p.m. Eagle Crest conference room at Roberts Field terminal; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
HISTORICAL COMMISSION: Redmond Historical Commission meeting; 1 p.m.; Suite 303, 521 S.W. Sixth St.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board meeting, 5:30 p.m.; 145 S.E. Salmon Ave.; agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.
FIRE DISTRICT: Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District board meeting, 7 p.m.; 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave.; agenda at http://www.redmondfireandrescue.org/.

THURSDAY
April 9
DRAWING WORKSHOP FOR TEENS: Council of Library Teen (C.O.L.T.) members will teach how to draw faces, animals, dragons and more. Teens are welcome to bring their own drawing pencils. Snacks provided. Free. Ages 12-17. Space is limited to 25. Register online at www.dpls.us/calendar or at the door; free; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.

SATURDAY
April 11
WHEN I’M IN CHARGE: The class is designed to empower children to respond safely to a variety of “home alone” situations, especially in an emergency situation. Ages 9 to 11. Presented by the Redmond Area Park and Recreation District; $20; ; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.
PAPER MAKING: Learn how to make beautiful paper from things you would normally throw away; $12; 9-11 a.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275.
EASTER EGG HUNT: Event includes games, prizes, music, face painting, chalk art, a cake walk, an Easter bonnet contest and more; free admission; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; downtown Redmond; 541-923-7761.
“RESTORATION AND MANAGEMENT OF WOLVES IN THE NORTHWESTERN U.S.”: Ed Bangs, wildlife biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will talk about his research and management work on programs involving the wolf, lynx, brown and black bear and more; included with the price of admission; $10 adults, $9 ages 65 and older, $6 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; 3 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754.
ROLLER DERBY BOUT: The Lava City Smokin’ Ashes vs. the Treasure Valley Roller Girls; $10 in advance, $12 at door, $6 seniors and ages 12 and younger, free ages 5 and younger; 6 p.m., doors open 5 p.m.; Central Oregon Indoor Sports Center, 20795 High Desert Lane, Bend; http://www.lavacityrollerdolls.com/.

THURSDAY
April 16
CENTRAL OREGON BUSINESS EXPO: Offers business networking and workshops. Luncheon features speaker Lee Weinstein, former director of communications at Nike Inc., who will discuss “The Power of Relationships”; free to attend; booth space $275 for Central Oregon chamber members and $325 for nonmembers. Applications due by April 4 for booths; $15 for luncheon, reservations required; 1-6 p.m., and luncheon runs from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-923-5191 or www.visitredmondoregon.com.
BOOK DISCUSSION: Talk about “Stubborn Twig” by Lauren Kessler; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.

SATURDAY
April 18
ANNUAL HIGH DESERT INTERCULTURAL FESTIVAL: Cultural displays, performances, music, family programs and food; free; 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Redmond High School Hartman Campus, 2105 W. Antler Ave., Redmond; 541-923-4840.
FREE DOCUMENT SHREDDING: Participants will be able to view their documents being properly disposed of in an efficient and effective manner. Canned food will be collected at the site to support the Salvation Army food bank. Bring a can of food to help stock their shelves; free; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Mid Oregon Credit Union, 2625 S.W. 17th Place, Redmond; 541-382-1795 or www.midoregon.com.
JEFFERSON DANCERS: The Jefferson High School dance department, a multi-ethnic company ages 14-18 from Portland, performs a repertoire of tap, ballet, jazz, African and more; $17-$29; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700.
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 http://www.raprd.org/.

TUESDAY
April 21
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; 2-4 p.m.; COIC WorkSource Bend, 1645 N.E. Forbes Road, Bend; 541-389-9661 or http://www.coic.org/.

THURSDAY
April 23
GAME DAY FOR TEENS: Play Wii, Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and more. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. Space is limited to 25. Register online at www.dpls.us/calendar or at the door; free; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.

THURSDAY
April 30
CREATE RECYCLED JEWELERY: Teen Thursday Earth Day Celebration. Make jewelry from recycled hardware or create your own design from an assortment of junk yard treasures, hot glue and spray paint. Snacks provided. Free. Ages 12-17 only. Space is limited to 25. Register online at www.dpls.us/calendar or at the door; free; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.
RIDERS IN THE SKY: A classic cowboy quartet performs comedy and western songs; $34 in advance, $38 at door; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or http://www.towertheatre.org/.

Charter school open house
An information open house on the new Redmond Proficiency Academy will be held April 16, 22 and 28, 6:30 p.m., at the Housing Works meeting room 405 SW 6th St. Redmond Proficiency Academy is set to open September 2009 and will serve ninth through twelfth grade students who desire a more interest-based or self-designed course of study; or who seek an accelerated course of study; or desire a non-seat time based schedule to meet their personal needs. Registration for the school will be held from April 16-May 8. Information: 541-526-0882.

Celebrate children and their “Stars”

The Redmond 2J Education Foundation presents Stars in the Sagebrush celebration Friday, April 10, at Eagle Crest Resort. Doors open at 6 p.m. The event celebrates individuals and initiatives that have made a major impact on the lives of children by embracing one or more of the “Simple” values and beliefs (Service, Innovation, Mentorship, Partnership, Leadership and Excellence). Dinner tickets are $25 and are available at the Redmond School District Office, Elton Gregory Middle School and at the office of Dr. Scot Burgess, 710 S.W. Highland Ave., Redmond. Table sponsorships are available for $250-500.
Information: Toni Duff, 541-848-9040.

Nonprofit art sale
Central Oregon artists and handcrafters are invited to participate in the High Desert Society of the Arts First Annual Art of Spring Sale May 9-10 at the National Guard Armory in Redmond. Booth fees are $50 for both days. Commission is 15 percent. Application deadline is May 1. Information: Jim, 541-923-9974, or e-mail jwoltering@msn.com.

Young writers competition
The 2009 Rising Star Creative Writing Competition is now accepting entries. Rising Star is open to submissions by emerging writers ages 15 to 25 from Oregon, Idaho and Washington in fiction, literary nonfiction and poetry. New this year is a nature essay sub-category in literary nonfiction, sponsored by the Deschutes Land Trust. Winners in each category receive a $100 cash prize. Entry deadline is June 10. Information: www.thenatureofwords.org.

Join Cub Scouts in Redmond
A new Cub Scout pack is forming in Redmond for all boys ages 7-10 or grades 1-5. Information: 541-815-9405.

High school artists featured
Ceramic artwork of Redmond High School and the International School of the Cascades students will be on display at the High Desert Gallery during the Walk The Art Beat April 24, 5-8 p.m., downtown Redmond. Walk The Art Beat is a community arts event showcasing local art and music. Artwork by students and professional artists will be hosted by over 20 downtown merchants. Information: 866-549-6250.

The Art of Fishing
Learn the basics of fishing and the art of angling with fishing expert Steve Brown. Discover hassle-free fishing for Central Oregon waters and learn how to catch fish anywhere, anytime. Tips on spinning, casting, trolling and fly fishing. Tuesdays, April 7 through May 12, 6-7:30 pm, and May 23 and 30. Includes two all day lessons on the water. Cost is $69. 541-383-7270 or http://noncredit.cocc.edu.

Baton twirling classes
Redmond Area Park and Recreation District is offering a class on baton twirling for ages 5 to 14, Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 13 through May 22. Cost is $40. Students need to purchase a baton from the instructor at the first session. Information: 541-526-1847.

Guitar lessons for kids
Redmond Area Park and Recreation District is offering guitar lessons for ages 8 and up Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-5 p.m. or 4-6 p.m., April 7-30 in the Activity Room at Cascade Swim Center. Students need to bring their own guitar. Cost is $48 plus instruction book for $12. Information: 541-548-7275.

Playgroup enrollment under way
Together For Children is now enrolling families with children newborn through age 3 for its weekly parent/child playgroups and parent education groups Mondays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., at the Becky Johnson Center, 412 S.W. Eighth St. Information: 541-389-9317.

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