July 21, 2009

Event calendar

Free summer lunches
The Redmond School District, in conjunction with the Summer Food Service Program, serves free lunch to all children 18 and younger. Summer lunches are served Monday through Friday, through July 31 at the following locations: Evergreen Elementary, 11:45 a.m. to noon; Sam Johnson Park, 11:45 a.m. to noon; Terrebonne Community School, 11:30-11:45 a.m.
No registration is required and children are encouraged to come any or all days. Information: 541-923-5437.

Safe driving for seniors
AARP is offering a safe driving class for senior citizens Aug. 10-11 and Sept. 14-15 at the Redmond Senior Center. The class focuses on defensive driving in an ever-changing driving environment. Classes take place on two consecutive four-hour days and cost $14. Call 541-317-0610 to sign up.

Leadership class sign-ups

Leadership Redmond is accepting applications for it 2009-2010 class. The leadership program is sponsored by the Redmond Executives Association and the Redmond Chamber of Commerce and dedicated to training tomorrow’s leaders by giving them the background, tools and contacts needed. Tuition is $600 and a limited number of scholarships are available. Call 541-923-5191 for more information.

Fossil bed special events
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument has several special events coming up: July 25 a ranger-guided one-mile hike into the Blue Basin fossil beds and a hands-on workshop on replicating fossils will be held at Thomas Condon Visitor Center will be offered; July 26 a two-hour ranger-led hike into the scenic Goose Rock area will be featured. Call 541-987-2333 for more information.

Friends Language Exchange

R.I.C.E. (Redmond Inter-Cultural Exchange) hosts free Spanish conversation practice and lessons are held each Saturday, 9:30-11:30 a.m., at the COCC Redmond campus, Building 3. A French conversation group also meets Saturdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m., at the same location. An Italian conversation group recently formed and meets Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Sully’s Italian Restaurant, 314 S.W. Fifth St. Information: Barb, 541-447-0732.

Child abuse discussions
Confronting Child Sexual Abuse: A Local Perspective will be discussed at the next Talk of the Town. Open to the public, the discussion taping will be held July 29 at the East Bend Campus – Deschutes Children Foundation, 2125 N.E. Dagget Lane, Bend. Taping begins at 7 p.m. The town hall will air Aug. 3, 7 p.m., on COTV 11, and each Monday through Aug. 31. RSVP to Jamie Christman, 541-388-5814, or e-mail talk@bendbroadband.com. For more information, visit www.talkofthetownco.com.

WEDNESDAY
July 22
THE OREGON HIGH DESERT CLASSICS: The 20th annual hunter-jumper horse show; vendors selling food, clothing, gifts and equestrian supplies will be set up; proceeds benefit J Bar J Youth Services; free; 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; J Bar J Boys Ranch, 62895 Hamby Road, Bend; 541-389-1409 or www.jbarj.org/ohdc.
“CREATE MUSIC!”: Victor Johnson and Kathryn Claire will sing and play guitar and fiddle music as part of the Familypalooza! series; free; 11 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-617-7099 or www.victorjohnson.com.
MUSIC ON THE GREEN: Community First Bank presents Hangar 52 in a concert of roots, metal, rock 'n’ roll and country music; food vendors will be on-site; free; 6-7:30 p.m.; Sam Johnson Park, Southwest 15th Street, Redmond; 541-923-5191 or www.visitredmondoregon.com.

THURSDAY
July 23
THE OREGON HIGH DESERT CLASSICS: The 20th annual hunter-jumper horse show; vendors selling food, clothing, gifts and equestrian supplies will be set up; proceeds benefit J Bar J Youth Services; free; 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; J Bar J Boys Ranch, 62895 Hamby Road, Bend; 541-389-1409 or www.jbarj.org/ohdc.
SONGWRITERS WORKSHOP: Brad Tisdel, leader of the Americana Project, will perform and discuss the art of song writing. Teen members of the Americana Project will also perform; Redmond Teen Summer Reading Program; free; 2-4 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; www.bradtisdel.com.
YAPPY HOUR: Leashed dogs welcome at this wine tasting; proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Redmond; $15; 4-8 p.m.; Avery’s Wine Bar, 427 S.W. Eighth St., Redmond; 541-923-0882.
CENTRAL OREGON WRITERS GUILD: Bend author Suzanne Burns will read from her latest novel “Misfits and Other Heroes.” The meeting also features an exercise on humor writing led by writer JoAnn Senior. Open to all; free; 6:30-9 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; Elsie Rochna,541-923-0896 or www.centraloregonwritersguild.com.

FRIDAY
July 24
THE OREGON HIGH DESERT CLASSICS: The 20th annual hunter-jumper horse show; vendors selling food, clothing, gifts and equestrian supplies will be set up; proceeds benefit J Bar J Youth Services; free; 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; J Bar J Boys Ranch, 62895 Hamby Road, Bend; 541-389-1409 or www.jbarj.org/ohdc.
LIVE MUSIC: The Karvasales will play at WineStyles in Redmond from 6-8 p.m.; 249 N.W. Sixth Ave.; 541-526-0489.
TOUR OF HOMES: The 21st annual event features self-guided tours of more than 40 new homes throughout Central Oregon; refer to Web site for tour map; raffle will take place at the Welch home; proceeds benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates; free, $2 per raffle ticket, noon-6 p.m.; 541-389-1618 or www.coba.org.

SATURDAY
July 25
REDMOND GRANGE PANCAKE BREAKFAST: A breakfast of sourdough pancakes, sausage, eggs and more; $5 adults, $3 ages 12 and younger; 7-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Grange, 707 S.W. Kalama Ave., Redmond; 541-923-1840.
THE OREGON HIGH DESERT CLASSICS: The 20th annual hunter-jumper horse show; vendors selling food, clothing, gifts and equestrian supplies will be set up; proceeds benefit J Bar J Youth Services; free; 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; J Bar J Boys Ranch, 62895 Hamby Road, Bend; 541-389-1409 or www.jbarj.org/ohdc.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST: A breakfast of pancakes, eggs, ham and more; proceeds benefit the High Desert Program Special Olympics athletes; $5; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; City Center Foursquare Church , 549 S.W. Eighth St., Redmond; 541-788-4103.
BENTO BOX FUN: For ages 6-12. Kids will learn how to make a Japanese style “bento” box meal with ingredients they choose. Students are shown how to use chopsticks; $15; 10-11:30 a.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275.
SISTERS ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL: Event includes arts and crafts from around the country, paintings, photography, wood work, ceramics, jewelry, metal sculpture, pet adoptions by the Humane Society of Central Oregon and a silent auction to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation; free; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; downtown Sisters; 541-549-8905.
THE BITTERBRUSH BAND: Live Americana music. Kids, choose from an array of rhythm instruments and play along with the band; free with museum admission; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754.
TOUR OF HOMES: The 21st annual event features self-guided tours of more than 40 new homes throughout Central Oregon; refer to Web site for tour map; raffle will take place at the Welch home; proceeds benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates; free, $2 per raffle ticket;10 a.m.-6 p.m.; 541-389-1618 or www.coba.org.
BASIC FIRST AID: For ages 8-12. Participants will learn response skills, prevention and caring for wounds, nosebleeds, falls, animal bites and choking victims; $20; noon-2 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.
BAT TALK: Tom Rodhouse, a National Park Service ecologist, discusses the diversity of bats in Central Oregon and the issues facing them; free with museum admission; 3 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
THE OREGON HIGH DESERT CLASSICS GRAND PRIX: Competition featuring the highest jumps at the show; optional catered dinner; proceeds benefit J Bar J Youth Services; free, $75 for dinner; 5 p.m.; J Bar J Boys Ranch, 62895 Hamby Road, Bend; 541-389-1409 or www.jbarj.org/ohdc.
CASCADE CYCLING CLASSIC: The Downtown Criterium; runs between Northwest Idaho Avenue and Northwest Oregon Avenue; 5:45 p.m. women’s race, 7 p.m. men’s race; downtown Bend; 541-388-0002 or www.mbsef.org/CascadeCyclingClassic.
“COPPELIA”: The Central Oregon School of Ballet presents the comedic production about a doll in Central Europe; $10, free children 5 and younger; 7 p.m.; Bend High School, 230 N.E. Sixth St., Bend; 541-389-9306.
COSMIC SWIM NIGHT: Games, music and cool cosmic lights for 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
July 26
THE OREGON HIGH DESERT CLASSICS: The 20th annual hunter-jumper horse show; vendors selling food, clothing, gifts and equestrian supplies will be set up; proceeds benefit J Bar J Youth Services; free; 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; J Bar J Boys Ranch, 62895 Hamby Road, Bend; 541-389-1409 or www.jbarj.org/ohdc.
SISTERS ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL: Event includes arts and crafts from around the country, paintings, photography, wood work, ceramics, jewelry, metal sculpture, pet adoptions by the Humane Society of Central Oregon and a silent auction to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation; free; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; downtown Sisters; 541-549-8905.
TOUR OF HOMES: The 21st annual event features self-guided tours of more than 40 new homes throughout Central Oregon; refer to Web site for tour map; raffle will take place at the Welch home; proceeds benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates; free, $2 per raffle ticket 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; 541-389-1618 or www.coba.org.

MONDAY
July 27
REDMOND FARMERS MARKET: Free admission; 12-5 p.m.; Evergreen Elementary School, 437 S.W. Ninth St., Redmond; 541-504-7862, redmondfarmersmarket@gmail.com or www.redmondfarmersmarket.com.

TUESDAY
July 28
CITY COUNCIL: Redmond City Council; 6:45 a.m. and 7 p.m.; 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us
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.
SEW YOUR OWN PAJAMAS: Learn to measure, read a pattern, cut the fabric and construct your project. Simple Seams is a pre-requisite or instructor’s permission. Ages 10 and over; $45; Classes held July 28 and 30, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.
SISTERS COUNTRY LOCAL MARKET: Free admission; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; 291 E. Main Ave., Sisters; 541-549-0251 or events@sisterschamber.com.
PAPER PARTY: Fold it or draw it-tales to spin, The Book Buggy Librarian uses paper and pen. Be creative, it’s not hard, you’ll see, share stories and crafts in the li-brar-ee! Ages 6-11; free; 1:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1054.
TUESDAY MARKET AT EAGLE CREST: Free admission; 2-6 p.m.; Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-633-9637 or www.sustainableflame.com.

WEDNESDAY
July 29
DESCHUTES COUNTY FAIR: The 90th annual event includes rides, exhibits, food, games and more; $9 adults, $6 ages 6-12 , free age 5 and younger and seniors 62 and older; 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-2711.
BUTTONS, PATCHES AND BROKEN SEAMS: Learn how to extend the life of your clothes by replacing buttons, patching holes & fixing seams. No sewing experience required; $14; 1-3 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.
SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board, 1 p.m.; 145 S.E. Salmon Ave. Agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.
CONCERT KICKOFF PARTY: A preconcert warm-up; free; 4 p.m.; Coyote Ranch, 1368 S. U.S. Highway 97, Redmond; 541-548-7700.
POTTERY GAMES: Local potters compete for the best and biggest bowl, best bowl thrown blindfolded, no-hands throwing and tandem throwing; event is a precursor for NeighborImpact’s Empty Bowls fundraiser; free; 4-8 p.m.; CinderCone Clay Co-op, 505 Industrial Way, Bend; 541-548-2380, ext. 106, hollyh@neighborimpact.org or www.neighborimpact.org.
MUSIC IN THE CANYON: Lisa and Her Kin play bluesy rock music as part of the summer concert series; free; 5:30 p.m.; Redmond Rotary Arts Pavilion, American Legion Park, 850 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-504-6878 or www.musicinthecanyon.com.
BUILD YOUR OWN DECK WORKSHOP: An outdoor class on how to build a six-by-eight foot deck. The workshop will be conducted by a local, retired contractor, who will provide plans and a material list for building the deck. During the workshop, a portion of the deck will be constructed, and then will be raffled off at the end of the session; free; 6-7:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; Linda Olson,541-312-1051 or www.dpls.us/calendar.
JAKE OWEN: Country music singer performs; concert is free with ticket (available by listening to 99.7 FM); free with ticket; 7 p.m., doors 5:30 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-2711 or www.expo.deschutes.org.

THURSDAY
July 30
DESCHUTES COUNTY FAIR: The 90th annual event includes rides, exhibits, food, games and more; $9 adults, $6 ages 6-12 and seniors 62 and older, free ages 5 and younger; 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-2711.
MANGA DRAWING WORKSHOP: Learn to draw Japanese Anime or manga characters, or create your own Japanese style with Manga artist Yuki Martin. All materials provided. Space is limited to 15 teens. Ages 12-17. Register online or by phone; free; 3:30-5 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or www.dpls.us/calendar.
SUGARLAND: The popular country duo performs; $36 and $79 in advance, $39 and $84 day of the show, plus service charges; 6:30 p.m., gates open 5 p.m.; Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 S.W. Shevlin Hixon Drive, Bend; 541-322-9383.
PETER FRAMPTON: Grammy winning singer/songwriter performs; concert is free with ticket (available by listening to 98.3 FM); free with ticket; 7 p.m., doors 5:30 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-2711 or www.expo.deschutes.org.

FRIDAY
July 31
DESCHUTES COUNTY FAIR CONCERT KICKOFF PARTY: A pre-concert warm-up; free; 4 p.m.; Coyote Ranch, 1368 S. U.S. Highway 97, Redmond; 541-548-7700.

SATURDAY
Aug. 1
DESCHUTES COUNTY FAIR: The 90th annual event includes rides, exhibits, food, games and more; $9 adults, $6 ages 6-12 and seniors 62 and older, free ages 5 and younger; 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-2711.
LAZINKA SAWMILL: See the century-old sawmill up and running; included in the price of admission; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.

Feeling the heat

The aroma of sage and smoke filled the air at the Central Oregon Wildfire School July 11 as structural firefighters from departments around the state and beyond gathered on the Crooked River National Grassland northeast of Redmond to learn the basics of wildland firefighting.

Trying to get hundreds of firefighters and 40 to 50 pieces of fire apparatus from different agencies to respond and be organized enough to be effective as a wildfire threatens homes requires practice, said Redmond Fire and Rescue Division Chief Dick Knorr, “otherwise it’s a Chinese fire drill; it’s a mess.”

As far back as the early 1980s local firefighters saw the need for better coordination among structural and wildland fire agencies. In that decade a major wildfire raced south from the Lake Park Estates area northeast of town toward East Highway 126. Many agencies came together to fight the flames, but the coordination and communication were lacking, Knorr said. “We didn’t used to have a relationship with wildland agencies; no model of how we should work together.”

“When you have a quick moving fire, when houses are threatened, when evacuations are needed, it all goes smoother if you’ve built relationships, if you’ve at least met people from other agencies,” he said. “It makes a huge difference in how effective you’re gonna be.”

The first school, in 1997, grew out of a “conglomeration of firefighters talking” at a Northwest fire seminar, explained Redmond Fire and Rescue fire training coordinator Bob Sjolund, who worked for Jefferson County fire at the time. A Jefferson County assistant chief returned and talked about the discussion. Sjolund and another firefighter decided to make it happen, and enlisted the support of local wildland agencies – Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and Oregon Department of Forestry.When it came time to name the result, Central Oregon Wildfire School popped up and by coincidence that spelled "COWS," Sjolund said.

While structural and wildland firefighters have much in common, they also have differences, based on what they learn to protect.They use different types of equipment, and firefighting strategy is different, Knorr explained. A structure fire usually is in a contained area, while a wildland fire can spread rapidly.

In structure fires, the aim is to get a lot of water on the fire as soon as possible, while managers of wildland fires have to determine how to catch up to the fire, he said.But the basics of hoses and using water are pretty much the same, “except there is a lot less water to work with in the wild. You learn to use it sparingly or when you can’t get water, dig hand lines,” he said.

In addition city firefighters need to learn to recognize hazards in forest lands, which are different than those encountered in structure firefighting. Structural firefighters, like those in city or rural fire departments, aren’t used to fighting wildfires, but if a wildfire threatens a community, such as Black Butte Ranch, the governor’s office can invoke the state’s conflagration act and send those firefighters to help protect homes and businesses in other parts of the state.

When the call comes, engines and crews from around the state need to be able to work together immediately. That’s the aim of COWS.The effects have been dramatic, he said, as the biennial school has given wildfire training to many structural firefighters.The difference between how experienced and inexperienced firefighters react is huge, Knorr said. “If there’s a major event everyone is talking the same language, using the same type of equipment, the same incident management system. It works like a well oiled machine.”

The school begins on a Friday when participating firefighters respond with their engines just as they would to a conflagration. They check in at assembly point (in this case COCC Redmond), drive to the deployment area to check in and learn how to complete all of the required paperwork. After classroom sessions, the engines convoy to the wildfire site, get a fire camp meal and camp overnight to be ready for live fire training on Saturday.

“You can talk all you want (in the classroom), but until you feel the heat, you don’t really understand what’s going on,” Knorr said. At the live fire sessions, the engines and crews team up with crews and apparatus from other departments to make their way through the skill stations – structural protection, cutting hand lines (both with helicopter air operations), mobile attack, and progressive hose lay.

In the progressive hose lay, teams of firefighters string hoses together as they move along burning rows of juniper that had been cut and allowed to dry for a couple of years. The firefighters head down the fire line, the leader with the nozzle, the others follow behind holding the hose. As the hose length begins to run out, shouts of “30 feet, 20 feet, 10 feet” ring out. Instructors shout reminders to watch for spot fires and to keep the hose from tangling. As they near the end of the hose, a clamp hose shuts off the water flow, the nozzle is removed, a new 100-foot hose that’s been carried coiled on a firefighter’s back is attached, the hose is unclamped and everyone moves forward. After the line of firefighters reaches the end of the row and knocked down the flames, a second crew follows behind to do mop-up and make sure the fire is out.

At the mobile attack area engine crews practice maneuvering their engines through heavy brush and trees while other firefighters walk in front and behind with the attached hoses putting water on the fire. The exercise also gives more experienced firefighters the opportunity to practice coordinating the movements of five engines at a time.

At the structure protection area, Redmond Fire and Rescue Firefighter/Paramedic Sean Hagen showed firefighters how to quickly pick up a hose in accordion loops, starting with the nozzle draped to the front over a shoulder. Once the hose is picked up, firefighters can lay it down even faster, ending up with the nozzle in hand ready to shoot water, a valuable skill when called to protect structures threatened by wildfire.The hose work was followed by practice using those skills to surround and protect a structure.Hagen likened their objective to that of a goalie: to push the fire away, not actively pursue it.

Nearby, crews learned to dig hand lines to help contain a fire. COWS attracted approximately 60 trainees from 17 fire departments and another 30 or so instructors. In addition to Sjolund and Knorr being among the command level organizers, four Redmond fire fighters – Hagen, Josh Clark, Steve Fiero and Dan Drayton – were instructors, and two engines and six firefighters took part in the training.Each firefighter gets a task book. As each demonstrates competency, the skill is signed off and eventually the firefighter can use the completed book and other documentation to get certifications.

Rob Crye has spent one year as paid firefighter at Redmond Fire and Rescue and two years as volunteer.This was his first time at COWS, though he has been involved in responding to a few conflagrations. “But when you’re responding you don’t get to practice,” he said. “COWS is an opportunity to fine-tune skills.”

-- story and photos by Trish Pinkerton

Obituaries

George H. Meistrell, Sr.
April 4, 1929 - July 14, 2009
Arrangements: Baird Memorial Chapel,
La Pine, 541-536-5104
Services: Funeral was held on July 17 in La Pine.
In lieu of flowers, donations in George’s memory may be made to Newberry Hospice,
P.O. Box 1888, La Pine, OR 97739 or Prairie House, 51485 Morson St., La Pine, OR 97739.

Mollie Jean (Costello) Cutsforth
Nov. 10, 1940 - July 11, 2009
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend, 541-382-0903
Services: There will be a private gathering and celebration of life at a later date. Contributions in Mollie’s memory to: Partners in Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701 or ALS Association of Oregon & SW Washington, 310 SW 4th Ave., Suite 630, Portland, OR 97204.

Laura A. (Prather) Gentry
Mar. 31, 1910 - July 4, 2009
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend, 382-0903
Services: A graveside service at Yankton Hillcrest Cemetery in St. Helens, OR was held. Contributions in Laura’s Memory to: Newberry Hospice, PO Box 1888, La Pine, OR 97739.

Lucille ‘Janet’ Odom
July 27, 1937 - July 17, 2009
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend, 541-382-0903
Services: Private services will be held. Contributions in Janet’s memory to: Hospice of Redmond-Sisters, 732 SW 23rd St., Redmond, OR 97756.

Josephine Cahill, of Bend
Nov. 7, 1926 - July 14, 2009
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home, Bend, 541-382-0903
Services: Services are pending.
Contributions may be made to Partners In Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701

Juanita P. Gregory
Sept. 23, 1920 - July 20, 2009
Arrangements: Bel-Air Funeral Home, 541-475-2241
Services: Graveside services will be held on Friday, July 24, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at Mt. Jefferson Memorial Park.

Thelma Bernice Hathaway
Jan. 20, 1923 - July 10, 2009
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home in Bend, 541-382-0903
Services: Memorial service was held on Sunday, July 19, 2009 in Battleground, WA.

Judy Pearl Brennan
Mar. 10, 1955 - July 14, 2009
Arrangements: Prineville Funeral Home, 541-447-6459
Services: A memorial service was held Friday, July 17, 2009.

Daymond David Leroy Mullins
Oct. 27, 1918 - July 10, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 541-504-9485
Services: No services have been scheduled.

Linda Lee Lengele
October 12, 1943 – July 14, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Redmond 541-504-9485
Services: No services have been scheduled.

Leah (Helvey) Lamont
June 1922 - April 2009
Services: A memorial service was held on Monday, July 20, 2009, at The Willamette National Cemetery in Happy Valley (Portland area), Oregon.

Harold ‘Dave’ Davidson
Dec. 23, 1924 - July18, 2009
Harold (Dave) Davidson of Terrebonne, Ore., passed away early Saturday morning July 18, 2009. He was 84 years old. There will be a graveside service held at Redmond Memorial Cemetery at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, 2009, in Redmond,Ore.
Harold was born at home in Ravenna, Nebraska, to George and Viola Davidson on Dec. 23, 1924. He graduated from high school in Cairo, Nebraska, and joined the Army on May 21, 1943, where he became a surgical tech. Before his discharge on Jan. 13, 1946, he had served in China, Burma, India, and North Africa. After his discharge he became a journeyman lineman and worked his way to the Northwest where he met Phyllis Maxine Binns in Goldendale, Wash. "Dave" and "Maxine" were married on July 28, 1951, in Coeur D' Alene, ID. They remained married for 47 years, when "Maxine" passed away in 1998.
Harold went to work for Pacific Power & Light Co. in 1952 and worked as a journeyman lineman, serviceman, and lineman representative in various parts of Oregon and Washington before his retiring in Redmond in 1991, after almost 40 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine; a brother, Loyd; a sister, Janeen; a son, Rick; and a grandson, Jason. He is survived by two sons, David of Cottage Grove, Ore. and Lynn of Redmond, Ore.; two daughters; Nancy Davidson of Bend, Ore., and Linda Bowles of Burleson, Texas; one sister, Juanita Blaine of Whitney, Texas; 11 grand-children and 14 great-grandchildren.
Harold was an active member of the VFW Post 4108 and the American Legion. There will be a potluck dinner at the VFW hall, 1836 SW Veterans Way in Redmond at 2 p.m. Sat. July 25, 2009. Those wishing to make contributions in his name in lieu of flowers please direct them to the Redmond VFW Post 4108, 1836 SW Veterans Way, Redmond, OR 97756.
The family has placed their trust in the Redmond Memorial Chapel for the final arrangements. 548-3219

July 7, 2009

Event calendar

WEDNESDAY
July 8
RENAISSANCE KIDS OIL AND PASTELS: Kids entering grades 1-6 can explore a variety of art mediums. Supplies included; $30; 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275.
KNITTING 101: Learn the treasured art of knitting and how to make a cozy project. Bring one skein of your favorite color of 4-ply yarn and size 10 knitting needles to class. Ages 10 and up; $20; 5-7 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275.
MUSIC ON THE GREEN: Community First Bank presents Deco Moon in a Delta bluegrass and Motown hits concert; food vendors will be on-site; free; 6-7:30 p.m.; Sam Johnson Park, Southwest 15th Street, Redmond; 541-923-5191 or www.visitredmondoregon.com.
SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board workshop, 1 p.m., open to the public, 145 S.E. Salmon Ave.; agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.
MAKING CHAMPIONS IN AND OUT OF THE RING, U.S. AMATEUR BOXING: Richard and Patty Miller of Deschutes County Rocks Boxing Team present a program on the benefits of amateur boxing programs; free; 6:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1032.
AIRPORT COMMISSION: Redmond Airport Commission meeting open to public, 5:30 p.m.; Eagle Crest Conference Room, Roberts Field Terminal; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
FIRE DISTRICT: Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District No. 1; meeting open to public, 7 p.m.; 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave.; agenda at www.redmondfireandrescue.org
“SING OUT FOR SINGLE PAYER HEALTH CARE!”: A music tour and rally to support single payer health care; musical guests include labor singer Anne Feeney, Jason Luckett, Pat Dodd, the Citizen’s Band, David Rovics and others; donations accepted; 7 p.m.; Pioneer Park, 450 N.E. Third St., Prineville; 541-318-8169.

THURSDAY
July 9
SPRAY ART WORKSHOP: Join a local artist and learn how to create “spray art” on cardboard, CDs and more. All materials provided. Ages 12-17. Part of the Redmond Teen Summer Reading Program; free; 2-4 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1032.
MUSIC AND DESCHUTES BREW: “WOODY”, Deschutes Brewery’s gigantic beer keg on wheels, will be at the café. Deschutes Brewery beer will be served. Beer keg Frisbee and live music by Broken Down Guitars; 6:30 p.m.; Cross Creek Cafe, 507 S.W. 8th St., Redmond; 541-548-2883.
JOINT WORKSHOP: Redmond City Council and Deschutes County Commission, meeting open to the public, 7 a.m., 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
CENTENNIAL: Redmond Centennial Advisory Committee meeting, open to the public, 5 p.m.; 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
RAPRD: Redmond Area Park and Recreation District board meeting, open to the public, 7:15 p.m.; 465 S.W. Rimrock Way; agenda at www.raprd. org.

FRIDAY
July 10
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE: Blood donations needed; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Redmond Grange, 707 S.W. Kalama Ave., Redmond; 800-448-3543.
“QUILTERS”: Heritage Theatre Company presents a musical that features the work of 25 local quilters; shown in conjunction with Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show; $15 adults, $10 students; 1 p.m.; Sisters High School, 1700 W. McKinney Butte Road, Sisters; 541-549-0989 or541-306-6751 or www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org/events.
ALLAN BYER PERFORMS: Local singer/songwriter performs original Americana tunes and Bruce Cockburn covers; 6 p.m.; Avery’s Wine Bar, 427 S.W. Eighth St., Redmond; 541-504-7111.
LIVE MUSIC: Brian Teal will perform at Winestyles from 6-8:30 p.m.; free; 249 N.W. 6th St.; 541-526-0489.
A CAPPELLA QUARTET: Augmented Fourth, a men’s singing quartet, will perform sacred music; free; 7 p.m.; Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, 68825 N. Brooks Camp Road, Sisters; 541-595-5353.

SATURDAY
July 11
VFW DINNER DANCE : Tri-tip dinner and dancing to music from the 1950s and '60s by County Line. 21 and over only; $13 dinner and dance; $7 dinner only; $8 dance only; Dinner served at 6 p.m. Dancing from 7-11 p.m.; VFW Hall, 1836 S.W. Veterans Way, Redmond; Valorie,541-923-8591.
BABYSITTERS TRAINING: Learn first aid, diapering and feeding techniques, interviewing for babysitting jobs, choosing safe toys and games, handling bedtime issue and ensuring a safe babysitting experience. $35. Ages 11-14. Bring a sack lunch; 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.
USED BOOK SALE: The Friends of the Sisters Library host a sale of books, CDs, DVDs and videos; proceeds will benefit Sisters Public Library; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sisters Public Library, 110 N. Cedar St., Sisters; 541-549-6157.
GADGET WORKSHOP: Michelle of Cooks 'N Counters will demonstrate kitchen gadgets that truly make life easier at Winestyles, 4 p.m., 249 N.W. 6th St.; 541-526-0489.
SISTERS QUILT SHOW: The 34th annual Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show features a display of about 1,300 quilts; free; 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; downtown Sisters; 541-549-1025 or www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org.
JAPANESE CALLIGRAPHY: This hands-on seminar will explore the art of Japanese Calligraphy. Learn to write your name and other characters. All materials included; $15; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.
PAINTED HILLS WALKING TOUR: Ranger-led hike featuring the geological landscape and fossil history of the Painted Hills Unit of the fossil beds. The one-hour walk begins at the Painted Hills overlook; free; 10 a.m.; John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Thomas Condon Visitor Center, 32651 state Highway 19, Kimberly; 541-987-2333.
QUILT SHOW LUNCHEON: Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church hosts a luncheon of turkey roll-ups, salads and homemade pies; proceeds benefit the church; $7-$12; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 386 N. Fir St., Sisters; 541-815-8858.
WRITERS GUILD WORKSHOP: Central Oregon Writers Guild presents the workshop “Plot Magic: Plotting Secrets for Fiction Writers,” conducted by Bend novelist Karen Duvall. Novelists and screenwriters are encouraged to bring their story ideas and learn to construct strong plots using character and storyboard techniques; $5 Guild members; $15 nonmembers; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; Lindy Jacobs,541-408-6306.
BEND SUMMER FESTIVAL: Event includes arts and crafts booths, live music, a food court with more than 20 vendors, a variety of microbrews and wines, art, science, construction and water-based activity stations for children hosted by Working Wonders Children’s Museum and more; free; 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; downtown Bend; 541-389-0995 or www.bendsummerfestival.com.
CLASSIC CAR SHOW: The Bend Elks host a car show of models older than 1974; barbecue lunch available; $20 to register, includes lunch, free for spectators; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Elks Lodge, 63120 N.E. Boyd Acres Road, Bend; 541-389-7438 or 541-382-1371.
HORSE FOSSIL WORKSHOP: Hands-on workshop to study horse fossils. Designed for youth 14 and up. Space is limited and reservations are required; free; 2 p.m.; John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Thomas Condon Visitor Center, 32651 state Highway 19, Kimberly; 541-987-2333.
COSMIC SWIM NIGHT: Games, music and cool cosmic lights for 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
July 12
HIKE THE BLUE BASIN: Ranger-led one-mile hike into the Blue Basin fossil beds featuring the geological landscape and fossil history. Hikers should bring water and comfortable shoes; free; 10 a.m.; John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Thomas Condon Visitor Center, 32651 state Highway 19, Kimberly; 541-987-2333.
BEND SUMMER FESTIVAL: Event includes arts and crafts booths, live music, a food court with more than 20 vendors, a variety of microbrews and wines, art, science, construction and water-based activity stations for children hosted by Working Wonders Children’s Museum and more; free; 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; downtown Bend; 541-389-0995 or www.bendsummerfestival.com.
HISTORIC RANCH WALK: Ranger-led tour of the historic James Cant Ranch and history of the national monument and John Day Valley; free; 2 p.m.; John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Thomas Condon Visitor Center, 32651 state Highway 19, Kimberly; 541-987-2333.
HEAD FOR THE HILLS: The bluegrass band performs as part of the Summer Sunday Concerts series; free; Show at 2:30 p.m., gates open 1 p.m.; Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 S.W. Shevlin Hixon Drive, Bend; 541-322-9383 or www.bendconcerts.com.
SUNSET SERENADES: Free golf clinic followed by live music by Slick Side Down; free; buffet dinner available for $15 at 6 p.m.; 7 p.m. concert; Aspen Lakes Golf & Country Club, 16900 Aspen Lakes Drive, Sisters; 531-549-3663 or 541-549-4653.

MONDAY
July 13
DRIVER SAFETY CLASS: Nationwide, DMV accredited defensive driver program for all ages. Seniors age 55 and over may qualify for an auto insurance discount upon completion; $12 AARP members; $14 nonmembers; Class continues July 14, 8 a.m. to noon; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; 541-548-6325.
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.
DURAC: Downtown Urban Renewal Advisory Committee meeting, open to the public; 5 p.m.; 341 N. W. Dogwood Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
REDMOND FARMERS MARKET: Market features about 40 local vendors selling fresh produce, potted plants, herbs, bakery items, household goods and more. Debit cards and Oregon Trail Cards accepted; free admission; 12-5 p.m.; Evergreen Elementary School, 437 S.W. Ninth St., Redmond; 541-504-7862, redmondfarmersmarket@gmail.com or www.redmondfarmersmarket.com.
TRIP TO SUN MOUNTAIN FUN CENTER: Bowling and arcade games. Ages 9-18. Transportation provided from the Cascade Swim Center. Please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to departure; $14-18; 1-4 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.
DESIGN YOUR OWN CERAMICS: You paint it, we glaze and fire it. Pick up your art piece in 5 days. Hosted by RAPRD; $20; 6-8 p.m.; Painted People Ceramics, 239 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.or.

TUESDAY
July 14
SCIENCE DAY WITH OMSI: Explore the world from dinosaurs to the bugs around us. Grades K-3. Three classes offered. Registration deadline is July 13; $20 per class; $50 all classes; ; Redmond High School Hartman Campus, 2105 W. Antler Ave., Redmond; 541-548-7275.
CITY COUNCIL: Redmond City Council workshop and meeting, open to public, 6:45 a.m. and 7 p.m., 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE: Blood donations needed; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Ranch Chapel, 5060 S.W. Clubhouse Road, Crooked River Ranch; 800-448-3543.
DON’T EAT IT WEAR IT!: Make food art after hearing hilarious stories about food that is more creative than edible. Ages 6-11 years; free; 1:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1054.
TUESDAY MARKET AT EAGLE CREST: Features fresh produce, locally made food products, nursery stock and local artisans; free admission; 2-6 p.m.; Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-633-9637 or www.sustainableflame.com.
EXPRESS LANE GOURMET: Learn to make quick and easy meals with “10 items or less” from the grocery store or items from your pantry. Ages 16 and up. Hosted by RAPRD; $25; 6-8 p.m.; Redmond High School Hartman Campus, 2105 W. Antler Ave., Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.

WEDNESDAY
July 15
MUSIC IN THE CANYON: Brent Alan and his Funky Friends play funky rock music as part of the summer concert series; free; 5:30 p.m.; Redmond Rotary Arts Pavilion, American Legion Park, 850 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-504-6878 or www.musicinthecanyon.com.
BEND MONSTER PIANO CONCERT: An inaugural piano concert includes jazz, Americana, patriotic favorites and more; directed by Michael Gesme; $10 general admission; 7:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

FRIDAY
July 17
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.

SATURDAY
July 18
SALVATION ARMY ATTIC SALE: A sale of clothing, furniture, toys, books and more; proceeds benefit the Salvation Army’s Christmas Clothing project, which provides clothing to families in need; free admission; 7 a.m.-3 p.m.; Salvation Army, 755 N.E. Second St., Bend; 541-317-5843.
TOUR DES CHUTES RIDE FOR CANCER: Bicycling routes of seven, 25, 48, 70 and 90 miles; all experience levels welcome; live music, a raffle and vendors after the ride; proceeds benefit the Lance Armstrong Foundation and St. Charles Cancer Survivorship Program; $20 ages 15 and under, $45 adult; $25 children, $55 adults after July 13; 7 a.m. 90 miles, 8 a.m. 48 and 70 miles, 9 a.m. 25 miles, 9:20 a.m. 7 miles; High Lakes Elementary School, 2500 N.W. High Lakes Loop, Bend; 541-788-3047 or www.tourdeschutes.org.
SAVING GRACE CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL: The 21st annual event includes 40 activity booths, inflatable rides, fairy and wizard wand construction, basketball hoop shots, dance and karate demonstrations, live music by Miss Amy, food vendors and more; proceeds benefit Saving Grace; free admission, 50 cents per activity ticket; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Drake Park, 777 N.W. Riverside Blvd., Bend; 541-385-7988 or www.saving-grace.org.

SUNDAY
July 19
E.O.E.: The global, funk hip-hop band performs as part of the Summer Sunday Concerts series; free; Show at 2:30 p.m., gates open 1 p.m.; Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 S.W. Shevlin Hixon Drive, Bend; 541-322-9383 or www.bendconcerts.com.
FREE HOT DOG NIGHT: The first 2,000 Bend Elks game attendees will receive a free hot dog; a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Bend Ronald McDonald House; $5; 5 p.m., gates open 4 p.m.; Vince Genna Stadium, S.E. Fifth Street and Roosevelt Ave. , Bend; 541-312-9259 or www.bendelks.com.
SUNSET SERENADES: Free golf clinic followed by live music by the Soul Searchers; buffet dinner available for $15; free; 6 p.m. golf clinic, 7 p.m. concert; Aspen Lakes Golf & Country Club, 16900 Aspen Lakes Drive, Sisters; 531-549- 3663 or541-549-4653.

MONDAY
July 20
REDMOND FARMERS MARKET: Market features about 40 local vendors selling fresh produce, potted plants, herbs, bakery items, household goods and more. Debit cards and Oregon Trail Cards accepted; free admission; 12-5 p.m.; Evergreen Elementary School, 437 S.W. Ninth St., Redmond; 541-504-7862, redmondfarmersmarket@gmail.com or www.redmondfarmersmarket.com.
YOGA AND STRESS RELIEF WORKSHOP: Learn about stress relief techniques through yoga; free; 6-7 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; Linda,541-312-1051.

Friends Language Exchange

R.I.C.E. (Redmond Inter-Cultural Exchange) hosts free Spanish conversation practice and lessons each Saturday, 9:30-11:30 a.m., at the COCC Redmond campus, Building 3. A French conversation group also meets Saturdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m., at the same location. An Italian conversation group recently formed and meets Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Sully’s Italian Restaurant, 314 S.W. Fifth St. Information: Barb, 541-447-0732.

Library story times

The Redmond Public Library hosts storytimes for tots through the summer. Toddlin’ Tales, ages 18-36 months, Tuesdays, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m.; Preschool Parade, ages 3-5, Wednesdays, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m.; Baby Steps, ages newborn to 18 months, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Information: 541-312-1032.

Federal employees picnic
The Central Oregon National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet July 17, 11 a.m., at Cline Falls Park for its annual potluck picnic. Members are asked to bring their own beverages, table service and lawn chairs, and a dish to share. A short business meeting will follow. Information: 541-548-2228.

Child abuse next Talk of Town
“Confronting Child Sexual Abuse: A Local Perspective” will be discussed at the next Talk of the Town. Open to the public, the discussion taping will be held July 29 at the East Bend Campus – Deschutes Children Foundation, 2125 N.E. Dagget Lane, Bend. Taping begins at 7 p.m. The town hall will air Aug. 3, 7 p.m., on COTV 11, and each Monday through Aug. 31. RSVP to Jamie Christman, 541-388-5814, or e-mail talk@bendbroadband.com. For more information, visit www.talkofthetownco.com.

Ranger station on display
The High Desert Museum’s newly restored, historic High Desert Ranger Station opened July 1. During the last five years, the Museum worked with the U.S. Forest Service and Nevada’s state Historic Preservation Office to save the station, moving it from a remote location in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. The museum is located approximately three miles south of Bend on Highway 97. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $15 adults, $12 seniors, $9 kids 5-12, and free for kids 4 and under. Information: 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.

Camp Good News

Wilderness Lake near Sisters will hold two sessions of Camp Good News, open to kids ages 7-12. The girls session is Aug.17-20; boys session is Aug. 20-23. The three-night sessions are $85 per camper, campships are available. The camps are operated by the Child Evangelism Fellowship. Information: 541-365-2233.

Lego robotics camp
The OSU Extension Service is offering a Deep Space Terraformers – Lego Robotics Summer Day Camp for youth ages 9-14 July 20-23 in Redmond. Cost is $125 and includes snacks. Registration forms are available online at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes

Independence Day

Trinity Bikes won first place in the commercial category for its “Oh, How Wheels Have Changed” entry of scores of bike riders pedaling all manner of wheeled creations.
photo by Leslie Pugmire Hole.

Obituaries

Ila Lavon Osborne Crawford
June 4, 1924 - May 12, 2009
Arrangements: Deschutes Memorial Gardens, Bend
541-382-5592
Services: Come join us at "A Celebration of Life" for Ila on Sunday, July 12, 2009,
at the Ochoco River Park, Prineville, to share our memories. A 'potluck" will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Contact Webb or Judy Smith at 541-447-7135 for more info. Graveside service 2:00 pm, July 13, 2009, at Deschutes Memorial Gardens.

Margaret Annie Ackley,
March 6, 1925 - July 4, 2009
Arrangements: Deschutes Memorial Garden, Bend 541-382-5592
Services: Memorial services at Deschutes Memorial Garden on July 9, at 11 a.m. in Bend. Viewing is at 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Elaine Elgina Mae Padilla
April 11, 1935 - June 29, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 541-504-9485
Services: A Memorial service will be held at a later date yet to be determined.

Bill Emery
Sept. 23, 1912 - Jan. 31, 2009
Services: A Celebration of Life will be held Graveside on Saturday, July 18th, 2 p.m. at Deschutes Memorial Gardens, 63875 N. Highway 97.

Edith Reeta DeLano
Mar. 20, 1919 - June 27, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 541-504-9485
Services: Private family service.

Frances A. Rieman
Sept. 19, 1921 - June 29, 2009
Frances Rieman passed on to life's next adventure on June 29, 2009. She lived a full life of 87 years and did not ever "give up." She was the fourth of five children who were born to John Edward and Georgia Margaret Aldridge on September 19, 1921, in Huntington, West Virginia.
She attended Marshall University and later received her degree and teaching certificate from UC Riverside. She worked for the B&O Railroad during WWII, the Press Enterprise newspaper for many years, and taught upper grades in Alvord School district and Brookings-Harbor School district. She volunteered in Boy and Girl Scouts, 4H clubs in Riverside, the Art Association, the Library Association and the Senior Center in both Brookings and Redmond. She had a zest for living and a life-long curiosity for learning. She had four-wheel drive with her "sticks" that enabled her to cope with her paraplegia. Her spirit was indomitable and she inspired many who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her beloved siblings: Eddie Aldridge, Helen Shinkle, Tom and Jim Aldridge as well as by her husband, Bob Rieman, who promised her 10 years, but shared 12 wonderful years of life with her. She said that “the love that she has known throughout her life gave her life purpose and meaning, especially her children - her pride and joy": Mary Carper, Sarah Tennies, Pat and Tom Hayes. She leaves behind 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and greats.
In her last months of life, Frances determinedly worked to heal her physical body with the help of her family and the Redmond Family Practice doctors, along with the St. Charles Home Health care staff. Central Oregon Hospice helped make her last day gentle and pain free. Surrounded by her family, she left her earthly body to join her Heavenly Father to run and dance again. A celebration of her life will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 10, at Community Presbyterian at 519 N.W. 19th St., Redmond. She believed that flowers were for the living and would request any remembrances be made in her name to a favorite charity or to the Praise Team at Community Presbyterian.

July 1, 2009

Obituaries

Michal Clauson
Dec. 11, 1916 - June 4, 2009
Arrangements: Prineville Funeral Home, 541-447-6459
Services: Memorial service was held June 27, 2009. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to 3 Angels Broadcasting Network (3ABN), in care of the Prineville Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Thelma Bessie McClure
Dec. 19, 1927 - June 20, 2009
Arrangements: Whispering Pines Funeral Home, 541-416-9733
Services: A memorial service was held June 27, 2009.
Contributions: May be made to Pioneer Memorial Hospice,
1201 NE Elm St. Prineville, OR 97754.

Helen Nendean Knapp
May 26, 1927 - June 23, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 541-504-9485
Services: A memorial service will be held at Crooked River Ranch at a date yet to be determined.

Fannie Ellen Regnier
Aug. 30, 1905 - June 18, 2009
Arrangements: Bel-Air Funeral Home, 541-475-2241
Services: Funeral services were held June 24, 2009.

Gary Patrick Fearrien
Aug. 28, 1948 - June 21, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 541-504-9485
Services: A memorial service will be held at the Redmond VFW at a date yet to be determined.

Robert D. Carter
Nov. 12, 1929 - June 24, 2009
Arrangements: Deschutes Memorial Chapel, 541-382-5592
Services: Services are pending with Deschutes Memorial Chapel of Bend.

Geraldine Geneva Efraimson
Dec. 12, 1918 - June 20, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 541-504-9485
Services: A memorial service was held June 26, 2009.

Steve M. Miller
Aug. 10, 1951 - June 22, 2009
Arrangements: Bel-Air Funeral Home, 541-475-2241
Services: Memorial services were held June 26, 2009.

Leland Alden Knowles
Dec. 16, 1916 - June 28, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 541-504-9485
Services:Graveside Services to be held at Oaklawn Cemetery in Corvallis.

Lawrence William Fisher
July 13, 1930 – June 19, 2009
Lawrence W. Fisher died peacefully on June 19th. He was born July 13, 1930, in Portland, Oregon to Clarke and Helen May Fisher.
Larry graduated from Beaverton High School, and then Lewis & Clark College.
Lawrence served in the Army Signal Corps in Korea 1950-1953. Larry worked for Willamette Industries, then was an insurance agent 20 years before retirement.
Larry was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Joyce and great-granddaughter, Amber. He is survived by his sister, Linda Smull; and family stepchildren, Lorrie Fisher, Randy Davis; and granddaughter, Christy Wilson; and neighbors, Bootie and Darrell Brill.
Larry also loved his church family at Community Presbyterian Church.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 13, at Community Presbyterian Church, 529 NW 19th Street, Redmond.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Community Presbyterian Church or St. Charles Medical Center Cancer Treatment Unit, 2100 NE Wyatt Court, Bend.

Archie Ball Hamby
Oct. 10 1928 – June 11, 2009
Archie Ball Hamby, twenty-three year resident of Redmond, passed away at St. Charles in Bend, June 11, 2009. Archie was born Oct. 10, 1928, to Joseph and Ozel (Guthrie) Hamby in Copperhill, Tenn.
At 18, he moved to California and worked for Southern Pacific Railroad and pursued a career in engineering.
He worked for the federal government at the Veteran’s Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif.
After retiring in 1987, he moved to Redmond, Ore. where he was very involved in many philanthropic organizations. He was a member of the Redmond Masonic Lodge #154 AFNAM, York Rite, Scottish Rite, Al Kader Shrine, Central Oregon Shrine Club, Eastern Star and Amaranth; Oddfellows, Rebekahs, Elks, Eagles and Moose. He also belonged to the American Legion and National Association of Retired Federal Employees. In addition to these organizations, Archie also enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Archie is survived by his daughter, Shirley, and her husband Pete Risher; two grandchildren, Joseph and Joanne of Salinas, Calif.; a sister, Faye Hamby of Atlanta, Ga. and her children, Charlotte and Joyce; his brother, Herman Hamby, preceded him in death; Herman’s wife, Willielee, and their children, Lon, Marian and Salina of South Carolina and other nieces; his companion of 14 years, Marilyn Blume of Redmond, and her family, Barbara and Ken Larsen of Eugene, Ore. and Dan and Molly Blume and their son Dane, all of Redmond; Duffy and Ellen Blume of Anchorage, AK and their two children Marjorie and Lon, Dale and Lisa Scheuring of Iowa and their four children.
There was a memorial service June 18, 2009 at the Masonic Center, 627 SW 7th Street, Redmond, Ore. at 11 a.m.
Donations may be made to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, 3101 SW Sam Jackson Road, Portland, Ore. 97239.

Flag City, U.S.A.


It was the sight of a long stretch of American flags on Redmond streets, a welcome-home event for some Desert Storm soldiers in 1991, which inspired a group of citizens to form the Redmond Flag Committee.

Within eight years the group had “sold” more than 700 flags: each four-by-six flag is sponsored by an individual or organization and embroidered with a name, usually a veteran.

This year the committee puts up more than 1,000 flags on seven major display days (sometimes more, such as when a fallen soldier is brought home).

Hauling that many wooden poles out of a trailer, unfurling 24 square feet of red, white and blue polyester and finding an open hole in the concrete sidewalk at 6 a.m. in the morning is not an easy task, nor is showing up 12 hours later to do the same thing in reverse.

According to Randy Povey, founding member of the committee, the group is hoping to recruit more members. It can take as little as an hour to blanket the city in flags if a nice size group shows up, but it can also last for hours with just a few volunteers. In addition to flag display days, the committee holds occasional work days for flag maintenance and clearing out display holes

The group is also in need of an additional trailer; its 1,000-plus flags have maxed out the one they use now. Any covered, lockable trailer will work but best might be an ATV hauler, according to the committee’s Web site.

The language of the federal code makes clear that the flag is a living symbol, but even the most patriotic citizen confuses the rules of flag display at times. According to USA.gov, a Web site dedicated to all things federal, it’s as important to know what not to do with the U.S. flag, as it is to know what to do.
Traditional guidelines call for displaying the flag in public only from sunrise to sunset. However, the flag may be displayed at all times if it’s illuminated during darkness. The flag should not be subject to weather damage, so it should not be displayed during rain, snow and wind storms unless it is an all-weather flag.
The U.S. flag, when carried in a procession with another or other flags, should be either on the marching right (the flag’s own right) or, if there is a line of other flags, in front of the center of that line. Never display the U.S. flag from a float except from a staff, or so suspended that its folds fall free as though staffed.

The U.S. flag, when displayed with another flag against a wall from crossed staffs, should be on the U.S. flag’s own right, and its staff should be in front of the staff of the other flag.

The U.S. flag should be at the center and at the highest point of the group when a number of flags of states or localities or pennants of societies are grouped and displayed from staffs.

When the U.S. flag is displayed other than from a staff, it should be displayed flat, or so suspended that its folds fall free. When displayed over a street, place the union so it faces north or east, depending upon the direction of the street.

When other flags are flown from the same halyard, the U.S. flag should always be at the peak. When other flags are flown from adjacent staffs, the U.S. flag should be hoisted first and lowered last. No flag may fly above or the right of the U.S. flag (except flags of other nations; see below).

When flags of two or more nations are displayed, they are to be flown from separate staffs of the same height. The flags should be of approximately equal size. International usage forbids the display of the flag of one nation above that of another nation in time of peace.

When the U.S. flag is displayed from a staff projecting from a building, the union of the flag should be placed at the peak of the staff unless the flag is at half staff. When suspended from a rope extending from the building on a pole, the flag should be hoisted out, union first from the building.

When displayed from a staff in a church or public auditorium, the U.S. flag should hold the position of superior prominence, in advance of the audience, and in the position of honor at the clergy’s or speaker’s right facing the audience. Any other flag so displayed should be placed on the left of the speaker or to the right of the audience.

If displayed flat against the wall on a speaker’s platform, the U.S. flag should be placed above and behind the speaker with the union of the flag in the upper left-hand corner as the audience faces the flag.

During a ceremony when hoisting, lowering or when the flag is passing in parade, all persons should face the flag, stand at attention and salute. A man should remove his hat and hold it with the right hand over the heart. Men without hats and women salute by placing the right hand over the heart. The salute to the flag in the moving column should be rendered at the moment the flag passes

Out of respect for the U.S. flag, never:
Dip it for any person or thing, even though state flags, regimental colors and other flags may be dipped as a mark of honor.
Display it with the union down, except as a signal of distress.
Let the flag touch anything beneath it: ground, floor, water, merchandise.
Carry it horizontally, but always aloft.
Fasten or display it in a way that will permit it to be damaged or soiled.
Place anything on the flag, including letters, insignia, or designs of any kind.
Use it for holding anything.
Use it as wearing apparel, bedding or drapery. It should not be used on a costume or athletic uniform. (However, a flag patch may be attached to the uniform of patriotic organizations, military personnel, police officers and firefighters.)
Use the flag for advertising or promotion purposes or print it on paper napkins, boxes or anything else intended for temporary use and discard.

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Event Calendar

WEDNESDAY
July 1
MUSIC IN THE CANYON: Stunt Poets play music interspersed with poetry and stunts as part of the summer concert series; free; 5:30 p.m.; Redmond Rotary Arts Pavilion, American Legion Park, 850 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-504-6878 or www.musicinthecanyon.com.

THURSDAY
July 2
SISTERS ROUNDUP OF GEMS: The 13th annual event features more than 40 vendors selling crystals, minerals, gemstones, jewelry, rough rock, petrified woods and more; exhibits are informational for kids and adults; free; 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sisters Elementary School, 611 E. Cascade Ave., Sisters; 503-829-2680.
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Eagle Crest Resort, Conference Center, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 800-448-3543.

FRIDAY
July 3
SISTERS ROUNDUP OF GEMS: The 13th annual event features more than 40 vendors selling crystals, minerals, gemstones, jewelry, rough rock, petrified woods and more; exhibits are informational for kids and adults; free; 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sisters Elementary School, 611 E. Cascade Ave., Sisters; 503-829-2680.
LIVE MUSIC: The music of Erin Cole Baker; 6-8:30 p.m.; WineStyles, 249 N.W. Sixth St., Suite 1, Redmond; 541-526-0489.
FAMILY KARAOKE NIGHT: A Fine Note Karaoke company features more than 10,000 song titles; children ages 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult; $5; 6:30-9 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626 or www.2ndstreettheater.com.
“INDEPENDENCE DAY”: A screening of the PG-13-rated film starring Will Smith and Bill Pullman; $5; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

SATURDAY
July 4
PRINEVILLE FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION: The annual “Old Fashioned Family Fun” event includes live music and dance performances, a barbecue, old-fashioned family games, a hay maze, kids’ activities, 70 vendors and a special performance by Willy’s Washboard Jamboree; presented by the Prineville-Crook County Chamber of Commerce; free admission, barbecue lunch is $5; 8 a.m. Splash 'n’ Dash fundraiser for Crook County High School’s track and cross country teams, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. festival, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. barbecue; Ochoco Creek Park, 450 N.E. Elm St., Prineville; 541-447-6304.
FLAG DISPLAY: Volunteers are needed to put up the 1,100 flags in downtown Redmond: meet at Les Schwab 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. to help set up and take down; bring gloves, comfortable shoes; 541-548-6778.
4TH OF JULY PARADE: Themed “Oregon’s 150th”; free; 10 a.m.; downtown Redmond; 541-923-5191.
SISTERS ROUNDUP OF GEMS: The 13th annual event features more than 40 vendors selling crystals, minerals, gemstones, jewelry, rough rock, petrified woods and more; exhibits are informational for kids and adults; free; 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sisters Elementary School, 611 E. Cascade Ave., Sisters; 503-829-2680.
CROOKED RIVER RANCH INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION: The 30th annual includes a parade, a buffalo burger feed, kids’ activities, music, crafters, a plant sale, exhibitors, a performance by the Sunshine Exchange Cloggers and more; free admission; 10 to 11 a.m. parade, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. festival; MacPherson Park, Clubhouse Road, Crooked River Ranch; 541-548-8939.
FREE DAY AT DES CHUTES HISTORICAL MUSEUM: In celebration of the 4th of July, the museum is offering free admission; free; 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Des Chutes Historical Museum, 129 N.W. Idaho Ave., Bend; 541-389-1813 or www.deschuteshistory.org.
PET PARADE: Bring your leashed pet, no cats or rabbits, and your bike, trike or wagon to be in the parade, or come to watch the procession of animals; lineup is between Bond and Wall streets, across from the Bend Public Library; free; 9:30 a.m. lineup, 10 a.m. parade; downtown Bend; 541-388-5435 or541-389-7275.
FREE SWIM DAY: Celebrate Independence Day with a free swim and fun activities; 1-4 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.
SOUND FOURTH!: First Presbyterian Church of Bend hosts the fifth annual concert with performances by the Cascade Horizon Band, a 70-piece senior band, under the direction of Sue Steiger, and a 70-voice volunteer choir “Festival Chorus” under the direction of Clyde Thompson; a free barbecue will be held following the concert; donations accepted; 3 p.m.; Bend High School, 230 N.E. Sixth St., Bend; 541-318-0407 or www.cascadehorizonband.org.
VETERANS PARADE AND RALLY: A parade with a military flyover followed by a “We The People Rally!” with live performances, patriotic speeches, music, games and raffles; free admission; 3-4 p.m. with a flyover at 3:30 p.m., 4-10 p.m. rally; Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 S.W. Shevlin Hixon Drive, Bend; 541-610-6010 or541-317-5052 or www.bendteaparty.webs.com.
BEND FIREWORKS: Fireworks launched from the top of Pilot Butte in Bend; free; 10 p.m.; 541-383-0338.
REDMOND FIREWORKS: Fourth of July fireworks display; free; 7 p.m. gates open, 10 p.m. fireworks; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-923-5191 or www.visitredmondoregon.com.

SUNDAY
July 5
SISTERS ROUNDUP OF GEMS: The 13th annual event features more than 40 vendors selling crystals, minerals, gemstones, jewelry, rough rock, petrified woods and more; exhibits are informational for kids and adults; free; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sisters Elementary School, 611 E. Cascade Ave., Sisters; 503-829-2680.

MONDAY
July 6
REDMOND FARMERS MARKET: Market features about 40 local vendors selling fresh produce, potted plants, herbs, bakery items, household goods and more. Debit cards and Oregon Trail Cards accepted; free admission; 12-5 p.m.; Evergreen Elementary School, 437 S.W. Ninth St., Redmond; 541-504-7862, redmondfarmersmarket@gmail.com or www.redmondfarmersmarket.com.
JOSEPHINE’S GARDEN: Dedication of site at historical Redmond family homestead; 6 p.m.; bring your own picnic supper and chairs,, ice cream by Eberhard’s Dairy provided; Northwest Canal Boulevard and Hemlock Avenue.

TUESDAY
July 7
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE: Blood donations needed; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 450 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 800-448-3543.
TUESDAY MARKET AT EAGLE CREST: Features fresh produce, locally made food products, nursery stock and local artisans; free admission; 2-6 p.m.; Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-633-9637 or www.sustainableflame.com.
CITY COUNCIL: Redmond City Council workshop, open to public, 6:45 a.m., 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us
“QUILTERS”: Heritage Theatre Company presents a musical that features the work of 25 local quilters; shown in conjunction with Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show; $15 adults, $10 students; 7 p.m.; Sisters High School, 1700 W. McKinney Butte Road, Sisters; 541-549-0989 or541-306-6751 or www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org/events.

WEDNESDAY
July 8
RENAISSANCE KIDS OIL AND PASTELS: Kids entering grades 1-6 can explore a variety of art mediums. Supplies included; $30; 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275.
KNITTING 101: Learn the treasured art of knitting and how to make a cozy project. Bring one skein of your favorite color of 4-ply yarn and size 10 knitting needles to class. Ages 10 and up; $20; 5-7 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275.
MUSIC ON THE GREEN: Community First Bank presents Deco Moon in a Delta bluegrass and Motown hits concert; food vendors will be on-site; free; 6-7:30 p.m.; Sam Johnson Park, Southwest 15th Street, Redmond; 541-923-5191 or www.visitredmondoregon.com.
AIRPORT COMMISSION: Redmond Airport Commission meeting open to public, 5:30 p.m.; Eagle Crest Conference Room, Roberts Field Terminal; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
FIRE DISTRICT: Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District No. 1; meeting open to public, 7 p.m.; 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave.; agenda at www.redmondfireandrescue.org

THURSDAY
July 9
MUSIC AND DESCHUTES BREW: “WOODY”, Deschutes Brewery’s gigantic beer keg on wheels, will be at the café. Deschutes Brewery beer will be served. Beer keg Frisbee and live music by Broken Down Guitars; 6:30 p.m.; Cross Creek Cafe, 507 SW 8th St., Redmond; 541-548-2883.

FRIDAY
July 10
“QUILTERS”: Heritage Theatre Company presents a musical that features the work of 25 local quilters; shown in conjunction with Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show; $15 adults, $10 students; 1 p.m.; Sisters High School, 1700 W. McKinney Butte Road, Sisters; 541-549-0989 or541-306-6751 or www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org/events.
ALLAN BYER PERFORMS: Local singer/songwriter performs original Americana tunes and Bruce Cockburn covers; 6 p.m.; Avery’s Wine Bar, 427 S.W. Eighth St., Redmond; 541-504-7111.
TRIAGE: Local improvisational comedy group will perform; $5; 7:30 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626 or www.2ndstreettheater.com.

SATURDAY
July 11
SISTERS QUILT SHOW: The 34th annual Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show features a display of about 1,300 quilts; free; 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; downtown Sisters; 541-549-0989 or www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org.
QUILT SHOW LUNCHEON: Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church hosts a luncheon of turkey roll-ups, salads and homemade pies; proceeds benefit the church; $7-$12; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 386 N. Fir St., Sisters; 541-815-8858.
WRITERS GUILD WORKSHOP: Central Oregon Writers Guild presents the workshop “Plot Magic: Plotting Secrets for Fiction Writers,” conducted by Bend novelist Karen Duvall. Novelists and screenwriters are encouraged to bring their story ideas and learn to construct strong plots using character and storyboard techniques; $5 Guild members; $15 nonmembers; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; Lindy Jacobs,541-408-6306.

SUNDAY
July 12
HEAD FOR THE HILLS: The bluegrass band performs as part of the Summer Sunday Concerts series; free; Show at 2:30 p.m., gates open 1 p.m.; Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 S.W. Shevlin Hixon Drive, Bend; 541-322-9383 or www.bendconcerts.com.

MONDAY
July 13
DRIVER SAFETY CLASS: Nationwide, DMV accredited defensive driver program for all ages. Seniors age 55 and over may qualify for an auto insurance discount upon completion; $12 AARP members; $14 nonmembers; Class continues July 14, 8 a.m. to noon; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; 541-548-6325.
REDMOND FARMERS MARKET: Market features about 40 local vendors selling fresh produce, potted plants, herbs, bakery items, household goods and more. Debit cards and Oregon Trail Cards accepted; free admission; 12-5 p.m.; Evergreen Elementary School, 437 S.W. Ninth St., Redmond; 541-504-7862, redmondfarmersmarket@gmail.com or www.redmondfarmersmarket.com.

TUESDAY
July 14
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE: Blood donations needed; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Ranch Chapel, 5060 S.W. Clubhouse Road, Crooked River Ranch; 800-448-3543.
TUESDAY MARKET AT EAGLE CREST: Features fresh produce, locally made food products, nursery stock and local artisans; free admission; 2-6 p.m.; Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-633-9637 or www.sustainableflame.com.

WEDNESDAY
July 15
MUSIC IN THE CANYON: Brent Alan and his Funky Friends play funky rock music as part of the summer concert series; free; 5:30 p.m.; Redmond Rotary Arts Pavilion, American Legion Park, 850 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-504-6878 or www.musicinthecanyon.com.


Lego robotics camp for kids
The OSU Extension Service is offering a Deep Space Terraformers – Lego Robotics Summer Day Camp for youth ages 9-14 July 20-23 in Redmond. Cost is $125 and includes snacks. Registration forms are available online at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes

Marriage workshop for parents
The Mountain View Fellowship Community Church, corner of Southwest 35th and Obsidian, Redmond, is hosting a free marriage workshop Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., through July 29 for married couples with children under the age of 16. Workshop includes fun activities once a month for couples and children. Information: 541-548-0394.

Learn, or strengthen, your Italian
R.I.C.E. (Redmond Inter-Cultural Exchange) hosts a weekly Italian conversation group Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Sully’s Italian Restaurant, 314 S.W. Fifth St. Free and open to the public. Information: Erica Skatvold, 541-815-9935, or Barb Eager, 541-447-0732.

Bachelor open for summer fun
Mt. Bachelor’s daily summer operations are in full swing through Sept. 7. Attractions on the mountain include sunset dinner service at the Pine Marten Lodge Friday and Saturday nights, scenic chairlift rides 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, and until 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, disc golf, hiking, US Forest Service interpretive talks and more. A full listing of activities and attractions is available at www.mtbachelor.com.

Good fair memories ?
In celebration of the Deschutes County Fair’s 90th anniversary, the public is invited to submit their best memories of past fairs.Winners will be awarded a variety of prizes with a total value of $300. Submissions can be a written story, drawing, photograph, poem or other creative ways to share county fair memories. Entries must be submitted by 5 p.m., July 8 to the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center Administrative Office, 3800 Airport Way, Redmond. For more information, call 541-548-2711.

Video Production Camp for Teens
Central Oregon Community College is offering a Video Production Camp for Teens July 20-23, 9 a.m. to noon, at the Bend campus. Students will make a short story, music video or documentary to take home on a DVD. For students entering sixth through eighth grade. Cost is $169. Information: 541-383-7270.

Lava lands walks and talks
Interpretive talks are offered daily from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Lava Lands Visitor Center, three miles south of Bend on Highway 97. Forestry rangers will educate visitors on the scenery of Newberry National Volcanic Monument. Ranger-led trail walks through the lava flow across the offered several times during the week. Information: 541-383-4712 or visit www.fs.fed.us/r6/centraloregon.

Camp Good News
Wilderness Lake near Sisters will hold two sessions of Camp Good News, open to kids ages 7-12. The girls session is Aug.17-20; boys session is Aug. 20-23. The three-night sessions are $85 per camper, campships are available. The camps are operated by the Child Evangelism Fellowship. Information: 541-365-2233.

Hike the fossil beds
Guided nature walks will be offered July 4-5 at the Sheep Rock Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds. The 90-minute walks are free, need no reservations and begin at 10 a.m. both days at teh Thomas Condon Visitor Center. Information: 541-987-2333.