“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.
FORECLOSURE PREVENTION WORKSHOP: Find out what to do if you fall behind on housing payments. Reservations required; free; 5:30-8 p.m.; NeighborImpact, 2303 S.W. First St., Redmond; 541-548-2380, ext. 138.
SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board meets, 5:30 p.m., 145 S.E. Salmon Ave.; agenda includes a vote on the closure of Brown High School and public input on the budget.
BUDGET COMMITTEE: Redmond Budget Committee meets; 6 p.m.; 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave.; agenda includes general and fire funds, among others.
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.
BUDGET COMMITTEE: Redmond Budget Committee meets; 6 p.m.; 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave.; agenda includes transportation, parks, and urban renewal districts.
MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND CONCERT: The Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, and Jazz Bands will each perform three short pieces. Approximately 160 students will participate; free; 7 p.m.; Elton Gregory Middle School, 1220 N.W. Upas Ave., Redmond; 541-526-6440.
AUTHOR LAUREN KESSLER AND PORTLAND TAIKO DRUMMERS: Author of “Stubborn Twig” will talk about the research she conducted on the Japanese interment in Utah and California and the families from Oregon that were included in the story; the Portland Taiko Drummers will perform an opening and closing act; tickets are free but required; they can be picked up at libraries in Deschutes County; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.dpls.us.
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.
COMMUNITY BREAKFAST: Sourdough pancakes, sausage, eggs, coffee, tea and juice. Proceeds benefit real estate broker and lifelong Central Oregon resident Dan Varcoe, who was diagnosed with leukemia; $5 adults, $3 kids 12 and under; 7-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Grange, 707 S.W. Kalama Ave., Redmond; Dorothy,541-923-1840.
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.
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.
“A LITTLE NIGHT OF BROADWAY”: Innovation Theatre Works presents Broadway veteran Cindy Benson in her one-woman show “Out On A Whim”; the performance is composed of excerpts from several shows from her theatrical career including “Cats” and “Les Miserables” interspersed with stories from her life; $25, $20 for students, seniors and groups; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
NEW COCC STUDENT WORKSHOP: Prospective students can meet with COCC and OSU-Cascades admissions staff and get information about application requirements, financial aid and scholarships, student services and more. Reservations not required; free; 4 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-504-2900.
CITY COUNCIL: Redmond City Council meetings, 6:45 a.m. and 7 p.m.; 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
FUNDRAISER BARBECUE: Texas style barbecue dinner and raffle drawing at Birdies Cafe to benefit the Oregon Hay Bank to help feed the horses who were recently seized due to animal neglect. Tickets available by phone or at Birdies Cafe; $20 adults, $10 kids 5-12 years, and free for kids 5 and under; 5-8 p.m.; Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-504-3870.
BUDGET COMMITTEE: Redmond Budget Committee meets; 6 p.m.; 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
EOU DISTANCE LEARNING: Orientation sessions by Eastern Oregon University on its distance education programs between 3:30;5 p.m.; degrees such as business administration, philosophy, economics and sociology are available through EOU; Redmond Library history room; appointment needed; 541-385-1137/
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.
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.
CENTRAL OREGON HOME AND GARDEN SHOW: The 17th annual event features more than 300 exhibits and 25 seminars, including buying your first home and sustainable housing; bring one nonperishable food item to receive a $1 off admission; $7 adults, free ages 16 and younger; noon-6 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-389-1058 or www.centraloregonshow.com.
CENTRAL OREGON HOME AND GARDEN SHOW: The 17th annual event features more than 300 exhibits and 25 seminars, including buying your first home and sustainable housing; bring one nonperishable food item to receive a $1 off admission; $7 adults, free ages 16 and younger; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-389-1058 or www.centraloregonshow.com.
CENTRAL OREGON HOME AND GARDEN SHOW: The 17th annual event features more than 300 exhibits and 25 seminars, including buying your first home and sustainable housing; bring one nonperishable food item to receive a $1 off admission; $7 adults, free ages 16 and younger; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-389-1058 or www.centraloregonshow.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Booster club luau
The Redmond High School Booster Club is now selling tickets to its 2009 High Desert Luau set for May 30 at Larkin Ranch. The evening features authentic Hawaiian food, dancing and a live auction. Tickets are $40 per person, $75 per couple. Table sponsorships are available. Proceeds go to the Booster Club to help fund athletic scholarships, weight room remodel, gymnasium bleachers and other projects. Information: Monica, 541-480-9782.
Christ-centered women’s conference
The Sixth Annual Three Sisters Women’s Conference is slated for May 15-16 at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center. The Christ-centered conference offers several keynote speakers, including Dr. Andrea Mullens, publisher and director of New Hope Publication, live music, small group sessions and more. This year’s theme is “Celebrating the Patchwork of Our Lives.” Information: 541-382-8609 or www.threesisterswomensconference.org.
Stamp out hunger
The National Association of Letter Carriers will hold its 17th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive May 9. In early May, letter carriers will deliver cards announcing the food drive along with a yellow, plastic food-drive bag. To donate, fill the bag with nutritious, nonperishable food such as tuna fish, peanut butter, soups, stews, chili, canned fruits, vegetables, beans, rice and pasta. Letter carriers will pick up non-perishable food donations along their routes that day. Place donations beside the mailbox before scheduled delivery. Food can also be dropped off at most post offices in the area.
Save a cup, buy coffee
In celebration of Earth Day April 22, all Redmond and Bend Dutch Bros. Coffee locations will offer discounted and free drinks to anyone choosing to use or purchase a reusable mug. All drinks filled with any reusable mug are $1, and drinks are free with the purchase of a Dutch coffee press or travel mug ($10).
Fossil beds activities
The John Day Fossil Beds National Monument has a variety of activities lined up in coming weeks, including a three-hour workshop on horse fossil for teens, a demonstration of the creation of a fossil replica, a guided auto tour and a nature walk of the Sheep Rock unit, and a nature walk; 541-987-2333.
Join jazzercise classes
Jazzercise dance-fitness classes are held each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 8:30 a.m., at the Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave. The one-hour Jazzercise class includes a warm-up, high-energy aerobic routines, muscle-toning and cool-down stretch segment. Jazzercise combines elements of dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, kick-boxing and more to create programs for people of every age and fitness level. Information: 541-548-0920 or visit www.jazzercise.com.
Healthy family art contest
Children living in Central Oregon are invited to submit their best “Healthy Families” artwork for annual Children’s Festival Art Contest hosted by Saving Grace and Southwick. The winning design will be featured on the official poster that will be distributed throughout Central Oregon in promotion of the 21st annual Saving Grace Children’s Festival held in Drake Park July 18. The contest is open to all children in grades 1-5 in Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook Counties. Entries must be drawn by hand on 8 ½ x 11 paper. Include name, address, school and phone number. Entry deadline is May 15. Entries can be mailed to: Saving Grace Children’s Festival, P.O. Box 1602, Bend, OR, 97709 or delivered to Saving Grace between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, at 1425 N.W. Kingston, Bend.
Meet your politicians
On May 9, Jefferson County and northern Deschutes County State legislators will share the latest news from Salem with local residents during a “Meet Your State Legislators,” forum sponsored by the Jefferson County Republicans. Senators Ted Ferioli and Chris Telfer (tentative) and Representatives John Huffman and Gene Whisnant are scheduled. The forum will begin at 2 p.m., in the Juniper Room (formerly Re/Max Realty) at Crooked River Ranch. Information: Kate Adams, 541-504-0721.
Canning salsa and chutney
The OSU Extension Service is offering a class on canning salsa and chutney April 30, 9 a.m. to noon, at the Extension office in the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center. Participants will learn how to safely prepare and can salsa and chutney during the “hands-on” workshop. Cost is $15. Participants can bring their own jars, lids and rings or purchase them for a small fee. Space is limited and registration deadline is April 27. Information: 548-6088 or e-mail email@example.com.