May 12, 2009

Event calendar


WEDNESDAY
May 13
BALANCING WATER IN THE DESCHUTES: Learn what the Deschutes River Conservancy is doing to protect the Deschutes River. Bring your lunch; free; noon; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or www.dpls.us/calendar.
GAVIN WAHL-STEPHENS: Dynamic blues musician performs as part of the Great Northwest Music Tour; free; 7 p.m.; McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-382-5174 or www.mcmenamins.com.
HIGH DESERT CHAMBER MUSIC: The Crown City String Quartet performs selections by Schubert, Haydn and Mendelssohn; $30, $15 children and students; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-306-3988 or www.towertheatre.org.
HISTORICAL COMMISSION: Redmond Historical Commission meets 1 p.m.; 521 S.W. Sixth St., Suite 303; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board meets 5:30 p.m.; 145 S.E. Salmon Ave.; agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.
FIRE BOARD: Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District No. 1 meets 7 p.m.; 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave.; agenda at www.redmondfireandrescue.org.

THURSDAY
May 14
DUCT TAPE CREATIONS: Learn how to make a wallet, purse or even flip flops out of duct tape. Ages 12-17. Space is limited to 25. Register online or at the door. Part of the Redmond Library’s Teen Thursday series; free; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050 or www.dpls.us/calendar.
CONVERSATIONS WITH BILL GATES SENIOR: Current co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and father of Bill Gates will share his personal experience and insights about how we can create the American we seek through thoughtful giving, legacy planning and focused philanthropy; $20; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
THE AROUND THE BEND PLAYERS: Live old-time radio re-creations of “Irma Goes to School,” “Fibber’s Closet” and “Meeting of the Mind” paired with live special effects; proceeds benefit the Old Stone Church and KPOV Community Radio; $5 or $10 per family suggested donation; 7 p.m.; Old Stone Church, 157 N.W. Franklin Ave., Bend; 541-504-4142 or www.atbplayers.com.
RAPRD: Redmond Area Park and Recreation District goal setting workshop, 5 p.m.; board meeting 6:15 p.m., 465 S.W. Rimrock Way; agenda at www.raprd.org.

FRIDAY
May 15
“STEAMER TRUNK GARAGE SALE”: A sale of antiques, furniture, clothing and more; proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association; free admission; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Cougar Springs Assisted Living Center, 1942 S.W. Canyon Drive, Redmond; 541-316-4400.
BENTO BOX FUN: Kids learn how to make a Japanese style bento box meal with ingredients they choose. Ages 6-12; $15; 10-11:30 a.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., 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.
PLANT SALE: The Redmond Garden Club hosts its annual plant sale of annuals, perennials, herbs, shrubs, fruit and vegetable plants and more; proceeds benefit community projects sponsored by the club; free admission; noon-5 p.m.; 2614 S.W. Quartz Ave., Redmond; 541-548-4952.
SALON AND SPA EVENING BENEFIT: The MOXY salon offers a day of treatments, including hair cuts, massage, manicures and pedicures in exchange for donations that will benefit Healthy Beginnings, an organization that provides free health and development screenings for local children; $20 suggested donation per treatment and $60 suggested donation for a package of treatments; 3-8 p.m.; MOXY, 63040 N. Highway 97, Suite 2, Bend; 541-383-6357 or541-323-6699.
KIDS’ NIGHT OUT: Basketball, batting cage, contests, 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.
THREE SISTERS WOMEN’S CONFERENCE: The annual 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.”; $18-$28; 6-9:15 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-382-8609 or www.threesisterswomensconference.org.
GOSPEL CHOIR OF THE CASCADES: A choir of more than 40 voices, accompanied by a five-piece band, performs under the direction of Julie Eberhard Wheeler; with special guests the Homeschool Choirs of Central Oregon; donations accepted; 7 p.m.; First United Methodist Church, 680 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-390-2441 or www.freewebs.com/bendgospel.
JAZZ BENEFIT CONCERT: Four jazz groups will perform, including Michelle Van Handel and Bellavia; beer, wine and raffle tickets will be available for purchase; proceeds benefit The Humane Society of Redmond; $15 in advance, $17 at door; 7 p.m.; Humane Society of Redmond, 1355 N.E. Hemlock Ave., Redmond; 541-504-0838 or www.redmondhumane.org.
STUMPTOWN SAWYERS: An old-time string band performs; free; 8 p.m.; Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom, 24 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-388-8331.
STEWARDSHIP: Westside Stewardship Project, 9 a.m.-noon, Rim Park subdivision west of Lake Billy Chinook, a project to preserve wildlife habitat, 541-553-2025.

SATURDAY
May 16
THREE SISTERS WOMEN’S CONFERENCE: The annual 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.”; $18-$28; 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-382-8609 or www.threesisterswomensconference.org.
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY II: Hands-on class to learn how to get the most out of your digital camera. Students should bring their own cameras. Digital Photography I or some digital camera experience is required; $59; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-383-7270.
PLANT SALE: The Redmond Garden Club hosts its annual plant sale of annuals, perennials, herbs, shrubs, fruit and vegetable plants and more; proceeds benefit community projects sponsored by the club; free admission; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 2614 S.W. Quartz Ave., Redmond; 541-548-4952.
33RD ANNUAL POLE PEDAL PADDLE: Participants will race through multiple sports from Mt. Bachelor to Bend; the Les Schwab Amphitheater, which marks the end of the race, will host a festival with food, music and sponsor booths; registration for race participation ends May 9; $40 per person in teams of three or more, $55 each per pair, $65 individuals; 9:15 a.m. start time on Mt. Bachelor; 11 a.m. booths open; Mt. Bachelor ski area, 13000 S.W. Century Drive, Bend; 541-388-0002 or www.mbsef.org.
RUMMAGE AND BAKE SALE: Hospice of Redmond-Sisters hosts a rummage and plant sale; baked goods and hot dogs will also be available; proceeds help to send a child to Camp Sunrise, a bereavement camp for children; free admission; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Hospice of Redmond-Sisters, 732 S.W. 23rd St., Redmond; 541-548-7483 or www.redmondhospice.org.
CENTRAL OREGON SUBMARINE VETERANS: Meeting agenda includes upcoming parades and events in Redmond. All submarine veterans and their families are welcome to attend; free; 2 p.m.; VFW Hall, 1836 S.W. Veterans Way, Redmond; 541- 504-1913.
AUTHOR SHARON ADAMS: Originally from Prineville, Adams will talk about her book “Pacific Lady,” that documents her solo sailing trip across the Pacific ocean; refreshments provided; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.
SISTERS HIGH DESERT CHORALE SPRING CONCERT: Featuring music from “Bach to Broadway” under the direction of Irene Liden; free; 7 p.m.; Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 386 N. Fir St., Sisters; 541-549-1037.

SUNDAY
May 17
FOOD DRIVE: The Central Oregon Chapter of the Oregon Dressage Society is hosting a food donation drive for NeighborImpact during the Central Oregon Spring Fling Dressage Show. Members, exhibitors, spectators, volunteers and show staff are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items or a cash donation to all shows and events; ; Horse Butte Equestrian Center, 60360 Horse Butte Rd., Bend; www.centraloregondressage.com.
SISTERS HIGH DESERT CHORALE SPRING CONCERT: Featuring music from “Bach to Broadway” under the direction of Irene Liden; free; 2 p.m.; Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 386 N. Fir St., Sisters; 541-549-1037.
JACKSTRAW: Portland-based bluegrass band performs; $6; 8 p.m.; Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom, 24 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-388-8331.

MONDAY
May 18
“BRAHMS TO BROADWAY”: Voice students from Voice Studio and Teen Music Theatre Ensemble present a recital of songs and scenes from the Baroque, Classic, Romantic and 20th Century periods and Broadway; donations accepted; 7 p.m.; Hitchcock Auditorium, Central Oregon Community College, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-385-6718.
PERFORMING ARTS RECITAL: Voice students from Nancy Engebretson Voice Studio and the Teen Music Theatre Ensemble will present an evening of songs and scenes from the Baroque, Classic, Romantic and 20th Century eras and Broadway numbers by the Teen Ensemble, an advanced group of musical theater performers from the Children’s Music Theatre Group; free. Donations accepted; 7 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Hitchcock Auditorium, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7700 or www.cmtg.org.
PLANNING COMMISSION: Redmond Urban Area Planning Commission work session 6 p.m., conference room A, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

TUESDAY
May 19
CITY COUNCIL: Redmond City Council meeting 6:45 a.m., 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
PUBLIC ART: Redmond Commission for Art in Public Places, 4 p.m., 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
REDMOND PARKS: Redmond Parks Commission meeting, 6 p.m., 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
BEND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY : Meeting topic is “Using Census Records.” The public is welcome; free; 10 a.m.; Williamson Hall, 2200 N.E. U.S. Highway 20, Bend; 541-317-8978 or www.orgenweb.org/deschutes/bend-gs.
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-GIVE LIFE.
HIGH DESERT SOCIETY OF THE ARTS: Guest artist Lorraine Gibb will explain her techniques of developing Artists Books. Open to all; free; 7-8:30 p.m.; Summer Creek Clubhouse, 3660 S.W. 29th St., Redmond; Linda,541-279-0007.

WEDNESDAY
May 20
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.
BUDGET COMMITTEE: Redmond Budget Committee, 6 p.m., 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave., agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
JOB SEARCH TIPS: Learn how to search for, prepare for and obtain a new job in a tight labor market. SCORE, Central Oregon counselor Bill Saling covers the search for a job, planning for the interview, reacting to interview questions, how to dress, and other key issues leading to how to close the deal; 6-7:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or www.dpls.us/calendar.

THURSDAY
May 21
“IT’S GREAT TO BE GRAND”: The Working Wonders Children’s Museum offers free admission for grandparents, as well as for children ages 1 and younger; others are $6; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Working Wonders Children’s Museum, 520 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Suite 624, Bend; 541-389-4500.
GAME DAY FOR TEENS: Play Wii, Guitar Hero, Rock Band, DDR, and more. Ages 12-17. Space is limited to 25. Register online or at the door. Part of the Redmond Library’s Teen Thursday series; free; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050 or www.dpls.us/calendar.
“CZECH DREAM”: Central Oregon Community College Students for Social & Environmental Awareness present a screening of a documentary that explores the psychological and manipulative powers of consumerism by creating an ad campaign for something that doesn’t exist; free; 6:30 p.m.; Hitchcock Auditorium, Central Oregon Community College, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 503-442-4916.

FRIDAY
May 22
HEALTH SCREENINGS FOR CHILDREN: Healthy Beginnings will offer free health screenings for children birth to 5 in Deschutes County. Children are screened in hearing, speech and language, motor skills, cognitive development, vision, health and safety, dental, behavior and nutrition. All children are eligible, regardless or income or insurance. Appointment only; free; ; Becky Johnson Center, 412 S.W. Eighth St., Redmond; 541-383-6357 or www.healthybeginnings.info.
“MASTERS OF THE NIGHT - THE TRUE STORY OF BATS” EXHIBIT OPENS: New exhibit features interactive displays, lifelike caves and other activities that help dispel misconceptions about bats and inform people of their ecological importance; exhibit runs through Sept. 13; $15 adults, $12 ages 65 and older, $9 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
ALLAN BYER PERFORMS: Local singer songwriter Allan Byer will perform live Americana music and covers; free; 6 p.m.; WineStyles, 614 N.W. Cedar Ave. , Redmond; www.allanbyer.com.

SATURDAY
May 23
BABYSITTER’S TRAINING: Learn about performing first aid, diapering and feeding techniques, interviewing for babysitting jobs and more. Ages 11-14; $35; 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.
“THE TAFFETAS”: The final performance of 2nd Street Theater’s production of a musical by Rick Lewis; the story is about four sisters who are preparing for a singing debut on national television; they perform music by The McGuire Sisters, The Fontane Sisters and The Chordettes; $20 adults, $18 students and seniors ages 62 and older; 8 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626 or www.2ndstreettheater.com.

MONDAY
May 25
MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE: The public is invited. Free barbecue; free; 10:30 a.m.; Village Green Park, 335 S. Elm St., Sisters; Peter Scott,541-419-8921.
A CAPELLA IN THE PARK: Rise Up Singing Circle, a gathering of over 50 people singing a Capella songs of many genres. Presented by the Gospel Choir of the Cascades; free; 7 p.m.; Drake Park, 777 N.W. Riverside Blvd., Bend; 541-390-2441 or bendgospelchoir@gmail.com.

TUESDAY
May 26
“ON PAPER WINGS”: BendFilm, the Film Oregon Alliance, The Tower Theatre Foundation and 101.7 FM present a screening of a documentary about the 1,000 paper cranes that were made to unite Japanese and American civilians involved in the 1945 Japanese balloon bomb that was dropped on the U.S.; the screening will be followed with a Q&A session with the filmmaker Ilana Sol; $10; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

THURSDAY
May 28
CENTRAL OREGON WRITERS GUILD: Topic is “How to Write a Synopsis That Sells Your Book” presented by author Alice Sharpe. Open to all. Located in Building 3; free; 6:30-9 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-923-0896 or www.centraloregonwritersguild.com.

FRIDAY
May 29
“WESTWARD OREGON!”: A living history event in celebration of Oregon’s 150th birthday includes 1859-era stagecoach rides, an encampment and a pioneer-style dinner and dance; proceeds benefit the Des Chutes Historical Museum; $15 per family of four, $40 per person for dinner and dance; ; Tillicum Park/Chase Ranch, 18144 Couch Market Road, Bend; 541-389-1813 or www.deschuteshistory.org.
BEND BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL: The inaugural festival features local short films and slide shows centered on bicycling; all proceeds benefit the Central Oregon Trail Alliance and The Bend Cycling Club; $10 in advance, $11.50 at door; 7 p.m., doors open 6 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.bendbicyclefilmfestival.com.

SATURDAY
May 30
“WESTWARD OREGON!”: A living history event in celebration of Oregon’s 150th birthday includes 1859-era stagecoach rides, an encampment and a pioneer-style dinner and dance; proceeds benefit the Des Chutes Historical Museum; $15 per family of four, $40 per person for dinner and dance; ; Tillicum Park/Chase Ranch, 18144 Couch Market Road, Bend; 541-389-1813 or www.deschuteshistory.org.
TRUCK AND TRACTOR PULL: Northwest Tractor Pulling Association hosts a truck, tractor and ATV pull; vehicles pull a weighted sled down a 300 feet dirt track to see who can pull the weight the farthest; $10 adults, $5 ages 10 to 17, Free ages nine and younger; 1 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-990-5622 or503-559-6918 or www.nwtpa.20m.com.
LUAU ON THE HIGH DESERT: The Redmond High School Booster Club sponsors a Hawaiian luau with a no-host bar, dinner, Hawaiian dancing and a live auction; proceeds benefit the club; $40 or $75 per couple, $224-$450 per sponsor table; 6 p.m.; Larkin Ranch, 6268 W. State Highway 126, Redmond; 541-480-9782.

SUNDAY
May 31
TRUCK AND TRACTOR PULL: Northwest Tractor Pulling Association hosts a truck, tractor and ATV pull; vehicles pull a weighted sled down a 300 feet dirt track to see who can pull the weight the farthest; $10 adults, $5 ages 10 to 17, Free ages nine and younger; noon; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-990-5622 or503-559-6918 or www.nwtpa.20m.com.

THURSDAY
June 4
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 June 5 and 6 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7290 or www.cocc.edu.

FRIDAY
June 5
FIRST FRIDAY GALLERY WALK: Event includes art exhibit openings, artist talks, live music, wine and food in downtown Bend and The Old Mill District; free; 5-9 p.m.; throughout Bend; www.bendgalleries.com.

Yoga for back pain
Central Oregon Community College Continuing Education will host a yoga class tailored for people with back pain Saturdays, May 16 and 20, 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., at Sante Wellness Studio, 916 S.W. 17th St., Redmond. Cost is $55. Information: 383-7270.

Summer Band Camp
The Cascade Community School of Music has developed a new band camp for kids finishing their first year of band. The camp will be held June 22-26 at the school, 2150 N.E. Studio Rd., Bend. Classes include brass, flute, saxophone, percussion and clarinet. Information: 541-382-6866 or www.ccschoolofmusic.org

Crafters wanted
On May 30, 10:30 a.m., at the Redmond Public Library, artisans and crafters are invited to submit samples of their creations for jury into the 2009 Snowflake Boutique set for Nov. 6-7 at the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center. Additional juries will be held Aug. 15, Sept. 26, and Oct. 17. Information: Judie, 541-923-6535 or visit www.snowflakeboutique.org.

New dance company forming
Auditions for the “Ballet Sage Dance Company’’ will be held on May 16 at the Redmond School of Dance, 2332 S. Highway 97. Auditions for dancers age 10-12 will begin at 9 a.m. Auditions for dancers age 13 to adult begin at 10 a.m. The Company will perform classical and contemporary ballet works. First performance is scheduled for Dec. 5 in the Redmond High School auditorium. Rehearsals begin in October. Dancers of all levels are welcome to audition. Information: 541-548-6957.

School cuts discussion
Talk Of The Town will host a televised town hall on “Crisis In The Classroom; Budget Cuts on Education,” May 18, 6:30 p.m., in the Cascades Theatrical Company, 148 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend. The forum will air Mondays, 7 p.m., June 1-22, on COTV 11. Space is limited. Information: Jamie Christmas, 541-388-5814 or e-mail talk@bendbroadband.com.

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