April 14, 2009

Event Calendar

THURSDAY
April 16
AN EVENING WITH THE CASCADE BRASS QUINTET: The quintet will perform a concert of classical, jazz, dixie and contemporary music; all proceeds benefit Evergreen Elementary School’s Sparrow Club sparrow, Landon Bergstralh, who was born with arthrogryposis multiplex cogenita; $10 minimum donation per family; 6:30 p.m.; Evergreen Elementary School, 437 S.W. Ninth St., Redmond; 541-923-4865, ext. 224.
BOOK DISCUSSION: Talk about “Stubborn Twig” by Lauren Kessler; refreshments provided; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.
TALENT SHOW: Redmond High School annual talent show; funds help RHS speech and debate teams; $3; 7 p.m. at RHS auditorium; 541-923-4800, ext.2170.
FLAG COMMITTEE: Redmond Downtown Flag Committee meeting; agenda includes flag display commitments and a cleaning work party; 5:30 p.m.; VFW Hall, Veterans Way.
IRRIGATION WORKSHOP: Central Electric Cooperative irrigation efficiency workshop; speaker Mylen Bohle of OSU will help with irrigation tips that help save energy; free; preregistration required; 541-548-2144.

FRIDAY
April 17
FUNDRAISING DINNER: Ham dinner fundraiser with a silent auction and music by Br. Brock’s Band. Proceeds go to Boy Scout Troop 126; $5 adults; $3 children; or $25 family; 6-8 p.m.; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 450 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-5641.
IRISH CELTIC JAM: Bring a whistle or other instrument to join a jam session of Celtic music or come and listen; free; 6-9 p.m.; Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe, 135 N.W. Minnesota Ave., Bend; 541-749-2010 or dudleysbookshopcafe.blogspot.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.
AUTHOR KIM MCCARREL: Local author will give a slide show and discuss her newest book “Oregon Trails and Horse Camps”; refreshments provided; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.
MUSIC AND DANCING: Music by Countryfried with Shannon Bex; $5 cover; 8 p.m.; Coyote Ranch, 1368 S. U.S. Highway 97, Redmond; 541-548-7700.

SATURDAY
April 18
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.
PINE NEEDLE BASKETS: Weave pine needle baskets with Ponderosa needles coiled in native tradition. Finish with different patterns, stitches and embellishments from nature; $45 plus $15 for materials; 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-383-7270.
“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.
COUNTRY DANCE: Country Western dance, musicians Bob and Edi; 7 p.m.; $4 members, $6 non-members; VFW Hall, 1836 SW Veterans Way; 541-923-8591.
PROCESSION OF THE SPECIES PARADE: Parade features people of all ages dressed as their favorite plant or animal; free; 11 a.m. parade, 10 a.m. staging begins on Louisiana Street; downtown Bend; 541-771-0003.
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. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754, ext. 241 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
SUBMARINE VETS MEET: All Central Oregon submarine veterans and their families are welcome to attend; free; 2 p.m.; VFW Hall, 1836 S.W. Veterans Way, Redmond; Johnny Corbin,541-504-1913.
“THE MAFIOSO MURDERS”: Theater event includes a four-course dinner and an interactive murder mystery play; some audience members are assigned roles in the play; $50, $45 chamber members; 5:30 p.m.; Canyons Fine Dining, 1857 N.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-548-7999 or www.buckboardproductions.com.
AMERICAN NOBODY: The Portland-based alt-folk musician performs; free; 7-10 p.m.; Niblick and Greene’s, 7535 Falcon Crest Drive #100, Redmond; 541-548-4220 or www.american-nobody.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 www.raprd.org.

SUNDAY
April 19
EARTH DAY FAIR: Includes more than 100 booths with educational information, products and services centered on sustainable living; event also includes live music, dance performances, activities and food; free; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Troy Field, Bond Street and Louisiana Avenue, Bend; 541-771-0003.
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; 4:30 p.m., doors open 4:15 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754, ext. 241 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.

MONDAY
April 20
PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT: Classical Conversations, an educational service company for home school families, partners experienced home school tutors with families interested in using a Christian, Classical model of education; free; 6:15-7:45 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050 or www.classicalconversations.com.
PUBLIC ART: Redmond Commission for Art in Public Places meets; 4 p.m.; conference room A, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
PLANNING COMMISSION: Redmond Urban Area Planning Commission meets, 7 p.m.; 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
COREA: Central Oregon Retired Educators meeting and lunch; program will feature raising and training guide dogs; 11:30 a.m.; Zion Lutheran Church, 11th and Black Butte; $8.50; 541-548-2545.

TUESDAY
April 21
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 450 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 800-448-3543.
HEALTH EDUCATION PRESENTATION: Tom Watson of Peak Performance Physical Therapy will present, “Pain Does Not Have to Be a Way of Life.” Space is limited; free; 5:45 p.m.; Hospice of Redmond-Sisters, 732 S.W. 23rd St., Redmond; 541-548-7483.
CITY COUNCIL: Redmond City Council meets, 6:45 a.m.; 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
PARKS COMMISSION: Redmond Parks Commission meets; 6 p.m.; conference room A, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
HIGH DESERT SOCIETY OF THE ARTS DEMONSTRATION: High Desert Society of the Arts meets. Artist Terri Smith will lecture and demonstrate her skills as “People Magnets”; free; 7-8:30 p.m.; Summer Creek Clubhouse, 3660 S.W. 29th St., Redmond; Linda,541-279-0007.

WEDNESDAY
April 22
“CHILDREN OF THE CAMPS”: A one-hour PBS film portrays the story of six Japanese-American children interned in U.S. camps during World War II; free; 3 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1034 or www.dpls.us/calendar.
SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board meets, 5:30 p.m., 145 S.E. Salmon Ave.; agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.
BUDGET COMMITTEE: Redmond Budget Committee meets; 6 p.m.; 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

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.

FRIDAY
April 24
THE CENTRAL OREGON MASTERSINGERS: The premier 40-voice choir will perform a spring concert “Choral Tapestry” under the direction of Clyde Thompson; a nine-piece brass choir will accompany the choir for several pieces; $15 adults, $10 for children and students younger than 18; 7:30 p.m.; Bend Church of the Nazarene, 1270 N.E. 27th St., Bend; 541-385-7229 or www.co-mastersingers.com.

SATURDAY
April 25
CENTRAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS FUNDRAISER: Central Christian Schools Auction and Dinner. Silent auction followed by dinner and live auction featuring furniture, vacation packages in Mexico, La Quinta, Anaheim, Orlando, salmon fishing trips, jewelry, and more, $25. Must be purchased in advance; Doors open at 5 p.m. Event starts at 6 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-7803 or www.centralchristianschools.com.
BEND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY SPRING SEMINAR: Guest speaker Gary Zimmerman, PhD, president, Fiske Genealogical Foundation of Seattle, will present “European Immigration to America: Why They Came and How to Find Them.”; $35 if registered before April 20; $40 after; 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m.; Williamson Hall, 2200 N.E. Highway 20, Bend; 541-317-8978 or541-317-9553.
VACCINATION CLINIC AND ADOPTION FAIR: The Humane Society of Redmond offers microchipping and vaccinations for dogs and cats; they will also have adoptable animals on site; $20 vaccination, $25 microchips; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Ray’s Food Place, 900 S.W. 23rd St., Redmond; 541-548-2447.
COUNTRY DANCE LESSONS: One-hour country dancing lesson followed by open floor and karaoke; $5 cover; 7 p.m.; Coyote Ranch, 1368 S. Highway 97, Redmond; 541-548-7700.
CASH TRIBUTE: A concert tribute to Johnny Cash and June Carter will benefit veterans; $20 or $15; 21 and over; 7 p.m.; Redmond VFW Hall, tickets at Big R Store and the VFW; 541-548-6990.

SUNDAY
April 26
THE CENTRAL OREGON MASTERSINGERS: The premier 40-voice choir will perform a spring concert “Choral Tapestry” under the direction of Clyde Thompson; a nine-piece brass choir will accompany the choir for several pieces; $15 adults, $10 for children and students younger than 18; 3 p.m.; Community Presbyterian Church, 529 N.W. 19th St., Redmond; 541-385-7229 or www.co-mastersingers.com.

THURSDAY
April 30
CREATE RECYCLED JEWELRY: 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.

FRIDAY
May 1
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.

WEDNESDAY
May 6
CREATE CERAMICS FOR MOM: Mother’s Day Theme night for all ages. Create a one-of-a-kind work of art for mom. Hosted by RAPRD; $20; 6-8 p.m.; Painted People Ceramics, 239 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-548-7275.

SATURDAY
May 9
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; Two sessions: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Redmond High School Hartman Campus, 2105 W. Antler Ave., Redmond; 541-548-7275.
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.

MONDAY
May 11
PAINTING WORKSHOP: Participants will hear a 20-minute presentation on the life and work of Gustav Klimt, and then get creative in a 45-minute painting workshop taught by local artist Paula Bullwinkel. Supplies provided; free; 11 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1034 or www.dpls.us/cal.

FRIDAY
May 15
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.

Natural resources camp for kids
Students age 13-18 can sign up for the 18th annual Resources and People (RAP) Camp the week of June 14 at Camp Esther Applegate. RAP Camp is designed to educate students about natural resource management by providing them an opportunity to take part in hands-on natural resource sessions, outdoor recreation activities and educational field trips. The camp allows kids to learn more about resources like fire ecology, wildlife, forestry, fisheries, archeology, wetlands and botany and possible careers in those fields. It also engages students in many outdoor activities like hiking, birding, swimming and canoeing.
Application deadline is April 27. Cost is $150 and scholarships are available. Applications are available online at www.rapcamp.org. Information: Shirley Kerns, 541-883-6716.

Read about Oregon
As part of a statewide celebration to honor Oregon’s 150th birthday, the Deschutes Public Library Foundation is partnering with the statewide Oregon Reads program to present three books to Deschutes County residents.This year’s main selection is, “Stubborn Twig: Three Generations in the Life of a Japanese American Family,” by author Lauren Kessler of Eugene. Throughout the month, several programs are planned to educate the community about Japanese culture including traditional tea ceremonies, sushi preparation, and anime art classes. Lauren Kessler will speak at the Tower Theatre on Friday, April 24, 7 p.m. Free tickets are available at all library branches. A complete event schedule is available online at www.dpls.us/novelidea.

Art show at Aspen Lakes
Members of the High Desert Art League will exhibit their work Aspen Lakes Golf Club, 16900 Aspen Lakes Dr., Sisters, from April to September in a show called, “A Sense of Place.” An artists’ reception will be held May 2, 4-7 p.m. Information: 541-923-4073 or www.highdesertartleague.com.

Everything is Greek
The Cascade Cultural Hellenic Society is in search of fellow Greeks in Central Oregon to participate in Orthodox Easter April 19. Information: Irini Karimalis, 541-548-6631.

Gardening in Central Oregon classes
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. 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.

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 jwoltering@msn.com.

Student ceramics on display downtown
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. Artwork by students and professional artists will be hosted by over 20 downtown merchants. Information: 866-549-6250.

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