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.
HISTORICAL COMMISSION: Redmond Historical Commission meeting, 1 p.m., 521 S.W. Sixth St., Suite 303; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
AIRPORT COMMISSION: Redmond Airport Commission meeting, 5:30 p.m.; Eagle Crest Conference Room, Roberts Field terminal; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board meeting, 5:30 p.m., 145 S.E. Salmon Ave; agenda includes discussion of OSAA changes.
RAPRD: Redmond Area Parks and Recreation District budget committee meeting, 5:30 p.m.; 465 S.W. Rimrock Way; www.raprd.org.
FIRE BOARD: Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District No. 1 board of directors meeting; 7 p.m.; 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave.; agenda at www.redmondfireandresuce.org.
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.w 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.
CENTENNIAL: Redmond Centennial Advisory Committee meeting, 5 p.m.; conference room A; city hall, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda www.ci.redmond.or.us.
RAPRD: Redmond Area Parks and Recreation District board committee meeting, 6:15 p.m.; 465 S.W. Rimrock Way; agenda at www.raprd.org.
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.
BEGINNING PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS: Learn the picture formats, proper printing techniques and discover more ways to save your photos; $59; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-383-7270.
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.
DOWNTOWN REDMOND 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.
NATIVE AMERICAN SPRING FESTIVAL: Central Oregon Community College Native American Program sponsors a festival of traditional food, music, dancing, a drum circle, arts and crafts vendors and cultural education; free; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Mazama Gymnasium, Central Oregon Community College, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-318-3782 or www.nativeamerican.cocc.edu.
CREATE ORIGAMI STARS: Local artist Carol Balyozian will demonstrate how to fold three-dimensional origami stars. Participants will make and keep their own paper sculptures. Supplies are provided; 12:30-1:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055.
AAUW: Redmond’s Association of American University Women chapter meeting; 9:30 a.m.; Izzy’s Restaurant in Redmond; 548-1452.
“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 of Boise, Idaho; $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; 541-420-4833 or www.lavacityrollerdolls.com.
DURAC: Downtown Urban Renewal Advisory Committe meeting, 5 p.m.; 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.org.
CITY COUNCIL: Redmond City Council meetings, 6:45 a.m. and 7 p.m.; 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agendas www.ci.redmond.or.us.
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.
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.
HAM DINNER: Fundraiser for Boy Scout Troop 126; silent auction and entertainment by Br.Brock’s Band; 6-8 p.m.; 450 S.W. Rimrock Dr.; $5 aduts, $3 ages 11-under, $25 family.
BOAT SAFETY INSPECTIONS: Deschutes County Sheriff marine deputies will conduct “pre-season” boat inspections and check for required safety equipment. No citations will be issued. Boats that pass the safety inspection will receive a 2009 inspection sticker; free; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Steve Dorn RV and Marine, 2795 S. Highway 97, Redmond; 541-388-6503.
“GIRL’S DAY IN THE COUNTRY”: Annual fair features shopping, demonstrations of scrapbooking, silk painting, culinary herb container planting, apron design, massage and skin care, samples, live music, food and drink, door prizes and more; free; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Powell Butte Community Center, 8404 S.W. Reif Road, Powell Butte; 541-280-6252.
ANNUAL HIGH DESERT INTER-CULTURAL FESTIVAL: The third annual event, organized by Redmond Inter-Cultural Exchange, features cultural displays, performances, including folk dance and music from Latin America, Mexico, Russia, Scotland and Japan, music, family programs, interactive workshops, drumming, martial arts, storytelling, food and more; 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.
MEET LIVE WOLVES: Come face-to-face with wild wolves from Colorado’s “Mission: Wolf” refuge and education project; ages 7 and older only; $20, $10 members; 1 p.m., doors open 12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., doors open 4:30 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754, ext. 241 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
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 www.raprd.org.
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.
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 www.towertheatre.org.
TRIP TO KAH-NEE-TA: Field trip for ages 9 to 18. Swimming, water slide and golf packages are available. Transportation provided from the Cascade Swim Center. Hosted by Redmond Area Park and Recreation District; $18-23; 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.
SPROUT FILM FESTIVAL: International touring festival showcases a series of films about people with developmental disabilities; proceeds benefit the Full Access Brokerage; $6 matinee, $9 evening; 11:30 a.m., 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
Gardening in the High Desert
The Central Oregon Chapter of OSU Extension Master Gardeners will host the annual Spring Gardening Seminar and Garden Market April 24-25 at Eagle Crest Resort. The event opens April 24, 7 p.m., with keynote speaker Oregon author and Landscape Architect Jurgen Hess. Tickets are $5 at the door. Classes continue April 25. Topics include Earth Friendly Landscapes, What’s Buggin’ You, How to Extend the Gardening Season, Garden Ecology, plus a panel discussion on varieties and techniques of growing fruit in Central Oregon. Class fees are $46 for four classes including lunch or $10 for individual classes. Advance registration is encouraged. Information: 541-548-6088.
Steel Stampede vintage motorcycle rally
The American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association’s Powroll/Redwood Engineering Northwest Trials Series and Novation Racing Lumberjack Series will come to Crooked River Ranch May 2-3. Competitors will navigate vintage motorcycles over challenge trials of hills, valleys, boulders, and tree roots. Sponsored by the Crooked River Ranch - Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce. Racing begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday and 9:15 a.m. on Sunday. Daily admission is $10 adults, $5 kids under 15. Information: 541-923-1290, or 541-923-2679.
Safe Driving class for seniors
AARP Safe Driving Class for 55 and over, focuses on updating and reviewing awareness of the total driving environment; class is eight hours, conducted in two four-hour sessions; April 13-14; 8 a.m. to noon; 317-0610.
Get in free at Maryhill Museum
Maryhill Museum of Art in Goldendale, Wash., is offering free admission to visitors from select Oregon counties including Deschutes County April 18 and 19. Exhibits include Hudson River School Sojourn, European and American paintings, Orthodox icons, and a collection of Native American basketry. Information: www.maryhillmuseum.org.
Foreign language groups
The Redmond French Conversation Group meets Saturdays at 1:30-3:30 p.m., and the Spanish/English Language Exchange Group, “Compañeros Friends,” meets at 9:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Both groups meet at the Redmond COCC campus, Building 3. Free and open to everyone. Information: Barb Eager, 541-447-0732.
Support local artists – buy art!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student art on display
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.
Charter school information
An information open house on the new Redmond Proficiency Academy will be held April 16, 22 and 28, 6:30 p.m., in the Redmond Public Library. 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 May 4-8. Information: 541-526-0882.
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.
Get rid of yard waste
The 2009 FireFree Spring Clean Up will be held May 16-17 at the Negus Transfer Station in Redmond. FireFree encourages residents to get prepared for the upcoming wildfire season by cleaning up their yards and creating survivable spaces around their homes. Landfills and transfer stations in Deschutes County will accept yard waste and debris for free during the event. Other dates and locations: May 2-10, Knott Landfill, Bend; May 2-3 and 9-10, Westside Recycle Depot, Bend. Information: www.firefree.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.