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 cafĂ©. 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

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