September 29, 2009

Grape Crush


Members of the public participated in a "pressing of the grapes" at Maragas Winery north of Terrebonne Sept. 27, to facilitate what owner Doug Maragas said will be the first wine created entirely from grapes grown in Central Oregon.
The majority of the grapes were harvested from the vineyard at nearby Ranch of the Canyons, the rest were grown at Maragas' local vineyard, most of which is still in the experimental stage.
Visitors shoveled grapes – the new wine will be a blend of seven varietals – into the press and were on hand to taste the juice before it was pumped into vats for fermentation. Maragas said he expected the wine to be ready for sale within a year.

Event Calendar

THURSDAY
Oct. 1
SPANISH COMPUTER CLASS: Class topics include basic computer skills, e-mail, effective Web searching, word processing, and basic research skills. This class is taught in Spanish. Preregistration required; free; 8:30-10 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; Michele Ping,541-312-1028 or michelep@dpls.us.
FINANCIAL FITNESS CLASS: The Housing Center at NeighborImpact offers a series of classes on budgeting, banking, credit cards, credit management, borrowing, etc. Learn the important aspects of financial fitness at this precursor to the series. This class will be presented in Spanish; free; 6-7 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; Michele Ping,541-312-1028 or michelep@dpls.us.

FRIDAY
Oct. 2
GAMES CHILDREN PLAY IN LATIN AMERICA: Fun games for children that are played in Latin America; free; 1 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1028 or www.dpls.us/calendar.
ALLAN BYER PERFORMS: Local singer/songwriter performs Americana; free; 6-9 p.m.; Avery’s Wine Bar, 427 S.W. Eighth St., Redmond; 541-504-7111.
AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Michelle Longo Eder speaks about her book, “Salt in Our Blood”; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.

SATURDAY
Oct. 3
“MAKE MONEY BUYING AND SELLING ON EBAY”: Preregistration required; $59; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-383-7270 or www.cocc.edu.
“THE GREEN BIRD”: Colorful and intricate puppets tell the Mexican tale of “The Green Bird”; free; 1 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1034 or www.dpls.us/calendar.

SUNDAY
Oct. 4
LATIN AMERICAN ICONS - SYMBOLIC CAPITAL: Stephanie Wood talks about famous Latin American figures, how we embrace them and how they are received in their homelands; free; 1:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1028 or www.dpls.us/calendar.
REDMOND COMMUNITY CONCERT ASSOCIATION PERFORMANCE: Rumba flamenco guitarist Jesse Cook performs; $40 single seat, $50 season ticket, $105 family ticket; 2 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-350-7222 or http://redmondcca.org.
HEAT? OR EAT? BENEFIT: Featuring booths about the agritourism industry, educational displays, alpacas, a silent auction, wagon rides, live music and more; proceeds benefit the Family Access Network; $10, free ages 12 and younger; 3 p.m.; Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards, 70455 N.W. Lower Bridge Way, Terrebonne; 541-604-0289 or events@faithhopeandcharityevents.com.
ANIMAL BLESSING: Zion Lutheran Church in Redmond is hosting a Blessing of the Animals beginning at 10 a.m. in its parking lot at Black Butte Boulevard and 12th Street; all are invited to bring their pets for a special blessing.

MONDAY
Oct. 5
FREE DAY FOR SENIORS AT THE HIGH DESERT MUSEUM: Seniors ages 60 and older receive free admission to the museum to experience wildlife encounters with hawks, expert talks and more; $15 adults, $9 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger and 60 and older; ; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
PLANNING COMMISSION: Redmond Urban Area Planning Commission meeting, 7 p.m.; public is invited; 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

TUESDAY
Oct. 6
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE: Blood donations needed; free; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 450 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 800-GIVE LIFE.
CITY COUNCIL: Redmond City Council meeting, 6:45 a.m.; public is invited ; 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
FREE CLOTHES: FreeStoreRedmond will be giving free clothing to anyone in need; free; 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-815-3261.
VISIT LATIN AMERICA: Celebrate Central Oregon’s Hispanic cultures by learning about them and speaking with people from Latin American countries; bilingual event; free; 5 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1028 or www.dpls.us/calendar.

WEDNESDAY
Oct. 7
“GETTING STARTED ON THE COMPUTER”: This basic class is designed for those with very little or no computer experience. It covers parts of the PC, mouse skills, scrolling and other basic tasks within the Windows 2000 operating system. Space is limited; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; Lesli Warner,541-312-1053 or lesliw@dpls.us.
FOOD BANK DRIVE: Applebee’s Bar and Grill in Redmond and Bend will donate 15 percent of all revenue to NeighborImpact Food Bank.

THURSDAY
Oct. 8
FREE LEGAL HELP FOR SENIORS: Seniors age 60 and older can get free legal advice. Priority is given to income maintenance, healthcare, food, housing, utilities, preparing legal documents and negotiations. Criminal cases, simple wills, fee generating cases or conflicts of interest cannot be handled through this program; free; Appointments are available between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; Robby Miller,541-548-1086.
SPANISH COMPUTER CLASS: Class topics include basic computer skills, e-mail, effective web searching, word processing, and basic research skills. This class is taught in Spanish. Preregistration required; free; 8:30-10 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; Michele Ping,541-312-1028 or michelep@dpls.us.

FRIDAY
Oct. 9
“GETTING STARTED WITH YAHOO! EMAIL”: Learn how to sign up for and use Yahoo e-mail. Basic computer skills required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; Lesli Warner,541-312-1053 or lesliw@dpls.us.
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE: Blood donations needed; free; 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Lowe’s, 1313 S.W. Canal Blvd., Redmond; 800-GIVE LIFE.

SATURDAY
Oct. 10
ARTISTS’ RECEPTION: Meet the artists from High Desert Society of the Arts who are exhibiting their works during the month of October. Refreshments will be served; free; 1-3 p.m.; Redmond Public Library. 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; Jenny Pedersen,541-312-1064.
OREGON SESQUICENTENNIAL AUTHOR SERIES: Vivian Adams talks about her book “Native Arts of the Columbia Plateau” and her work on the “American Girl” series; included in the price of admission; $15 adults, $12 ages 65 and older, $9 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; 1:30 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.

SUNDAY
Oct. 11
HARVEST FESTIVAL: Family fun for everyone. Pony rides, petting zoo, games, food, arts and craft vendors, fresh produce and more. Proceeds benefit various charities including Habitat for Humanity and Jericho Table; free; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Community Presbyterian Church, 529 N.W. 19th St., Redmond; 541-413-0691.

MONDAY
Oct. 12
DRIVER SAFETY CLASS: Accredited defensive driver program for all ages. Senior citizens may qualify for an auto insurance discount upon completion; $12 AARP members; $14 nonmembers; Class continues Oct. 13, 8 a.m. to noon.; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; 541-548-6325.

WEDNESDAY
Oct. 14
FLU SHOT CLINIC: Medicare and ClearChoice Advantage accepted; $30; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; 541-548-6325.
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE: Blood donations needed; free; 1-6 p.m.; Redmond Grange, 707 S.W. Kalama Ave., Redmond; 800-GIVE LIFE.

THURSDAY
Oct. 15
SPANISH COMPUTER CLASS: Class topics include basic computer skills, e-mail, effective web searching, word processing, and basic research skills. This class is taught in Spanish. Preregistration required; free; 8:30-10 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; Michele Ping,541-312-1028 or michelep@dpls.us.

FRIDAY
Oct. 16
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE: Blood donations needed. Hooker Creek Events Center; free; noon-5 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 800-GIVE LIFE.

SATURDAY
Oct. 17
CENTRAL OREGON PET EXPO: Featuring JD Platt’s K9 Kings Flying Dog Show, workshops, a vaccine clinic and a variety of pet exhibits; $5, $4 ages 55 and older and free ages 16 and younger; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-815-2639.
FALL FEMME FESTIVAL: Celebrate the spirit of women. Vendors, raffle drawings, spa treatments including massage, manicure, facials, and acupuncture and mini workshops on gardening, finances and life goals. Tickets are available online and by phone; $20; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; St. Charles Bend, 2500 N.E. Neff Road, Bend; 541-385-0750 or www.wrcco.org.


Strange science exhibit
The High Desert Museum last week unveiled a new science exhibit, Strange Matter. From playing with magnetic liquids to bouncing ball bearings on metal plates, the hands-on exhibit delves into the world of materials science. All ages can explore the structure of exotic and ordinary materials, and discover what creates these intriguing, remarkable properties. The High Desert Museum is located approximately three miles south of Bend on Highway 97. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For information and admission prices, call 541-382-4754 or visit www.highdesertmuseum.org.

Tryouts for teen musicians
The High Desert Chamber Music is conducting auditions for Spotlight Chamber Players. One-season commitment required. Open to string players in grades six through 12. Participation includes bi-monthly chamber group coachings, chamber music performances and complimentary admission to the High Desert Chamber Music Series at the Tower Theater in Bend. Information: 541-306-3988.

Library art show

Members of the High Desert Society of the Arts will exhibit their original work at the Redmond Public Library Oct. 3-30. An artists’ reception is set for Oct. 10, 1-3 p.m. Information: Jenny Pedersen, 541-312-1064.

Obituaries

Martha Ann Collins
Oct. 5, 1930 - Sept. 25, 2009
Arrangements: Prineville Funeral Home, 541-447-6459
Services: A graveside service will be held Oct. 1, 2009, at Mill Creek Cemetery in Prineville. A reception will follow at Prineville Funeral Home in the fellowship room for family and friends. Memorial contributions can be made to the Humane Society of the Ochocos, 1280 S. Tom McCall Rd., Prineville, OR 97754, or the Alzheimer's Association Central Oregon Chapter, 1135 SW Highland, OR 97756.

Zola Bernice Parker
Jan. 3, 1941 - Sept. 20, 2009
Arrangements: Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home, Bend, 541-382-2471
Services: A Graveside Service was held Sept. 25, 2009, at Greenwood Cemetery in Bend.
In lieu of flowers memorials preferred are to Partners In Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701.

Joan Marie Stenzel
May 2, 1934 – Sept. 20, 2009
Arrangements: Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home, Bend, 541-382-2471
Services: A Celebration of Life was held on Sept. 26, 2009, in Bend.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Partners in Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701.

Rose May Wilson
May 22, 1924 – Sept. 18, 2009
Arrangements: Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home, Bend 541-382-2471
Services: There was a memorial service Sept. 29, 2009, at First Baptist Church, Bend.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice House, 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Bend, OR 97701.

Darrel Dean Dodson
June 16 1951 - Sept. 20, 2009
Arrangements: Whispering Pines Funeral Home, 541-416-9733
Services: To be held at a later date.
Contribution may be made to Alcoholics Anonymous Central Oregon A.A. Intergroup, 754 S.W. 11th St., Redmond, OR 97756. 541-923-8199.

Gretta Lydick
April 6, 1916 - Sept. 24, 2009
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home, Bend, 541-382-0903
Services: No formal services are planned at this time.
Contributions may be made to Humane Society of Central Oregon, 61170 SE 27th St.,
Bend, OR 97702. 541-382-3537.

Dale Martel Scroggin
Aug. 30, 1922 - Sept. 20, 2009
Arrangements: Prineville Funeral Home, 541-447-6459
Services: At his request, there will be no services. Cremation was held at the Prineville Heritage Crematory.

Carol Joy Brown
Aug. 30, 1922 - Sept. 21, 2009
Arrangements: Prineville Funeral Home, 541-447-6459
Services: Memorial service will be held in the spring of 2010 at Mt. View Cemetery in Oregon City, Oregon.

William (Bill) Crawford
Dec. 21, 1934 - Sept. 23, 2009
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home, Bend, 541-382-0903
Services: Services are pending at Eastmont Church, Bend, OR.
Contributions may be made to Partners In Care Hospice.

Wilma E. Riggs Schulte
Sept. 28, 1916 - Sept. 17, 2009
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel, Redmond, 541-548-3219
Services: Graveside service was Sept. 25, 2009, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Bartlesville, OK.

Scott Youngberg
Nov. 13, 1952 - Sept. 21, 2009
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend, 541-382-0903
Services: No services scheduled at this time.

John L. Bainbridge, of Elkton, OR (formerly of Redmond, OR)
Sept. 10, 1954 - Sept. 14, 2009
Services: Contributions can be made to Valarie Bainbridge, 1095 Azalea, Elkton, OR 97436.

Sarene E. Crawford
April 21, 1944 - Sept. 21, 2009
Services: Memorial Service at McMenamins’ Old St. Francis School, October 12, 2009, 1-4 p.m.

Lula M. Stowe
Dec. 16, 1919 - Sept. 25, 2009
Arrangements: Deschutes Memorial Chapel, 541-382-5592
Services: Memorial service was held Sept. 28, 2009, at Prineville Church of the Nazarene, Prineville, Ore.
Contributions: Nazarene Church of Prineville or Alzheimer Assoc., 1135 SW Highland Ave., Redmond OR 97756.

Richelle Maree Ross
May 2, 1975 – Sept. 23, 2009
Arrangements:A memorial service was held Sept. 29, 2009, at Wilhelm’s Portland Memorial, 6705 SE 14th Avenue, Portland, OR.
A memorial fund has been established for Richelle’s daughter, Nathalie Ross. Contributions can be made in Nathalie’s name at any branch of U.S. Bank. Autumn Funerals-Redmond is assisting the family.

Dagny (Anderson) Bolken
Nov. 23, 1916 - Sept. 26, 2009
Former Terrebonne resident, Dagny Bolken, 92, passed away peacefully September 26 in Mukilteo, Wash.
Dagny was born on the Anderson homestead near Farland in McKenzie County, North Dakota.
She fondly liked to tell about when Farland was the stage stop between Williston and Sanish and at that time Farland had its own post office. (It never became a town). Dagny rode her horse the mile and a half to attend grade school at the Farland country school and lived and worked in the hotel her uncle owned while attending high school in Watford City, some 11 miles from home. She was baptized and confirmed at the Farland Lutheran Church.
On June 6, 1935, she married Harold Bolken of Arnegard, ND, at the Willmington Lutheran Church. They took over the Bolken homestead, three miles north of Arnegard where they raised their children, Olaf, Paul, Luther, Melody and Nolan. In November 1952, they sold the farm, then moved to a small farm in Springfield, Ore., where Dagny had one more child, Kaja.
In 1974, Harold retired from the sawmill he worked in and they moved onto the small ranch owned by son Olaf in Terrebonne, where they lived the next 28 years.
Dagny loved to sing and was very active in church choirs in Arnegard, Springfield and Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Sisters, Ore. She sang many duets with Harold over those years and also sang with the Sweet Adelines while in Springfield. While living in Central Oregon, she enjoyed watching Olaf’s three children, Trygve, Torfinn, Tove grow up next door, baking and entertaining as often as any one would drop in. Her grandchildren gave her a large sign which read "Grandma’s buns are best" which she proudly displayed right next to her sign, "Welcome, make yourself at home." She was active in the Grange and Sons of Norway and loved cooking and teaching others how to make Norwegian goodies.
After Harold passed away in 2002, she went to live with her daughter, Melody, and her husband, Lewis Hunsberger, overlooking Puget Sound north of Seattle. She and Melody spent their winters in Palm Springs, Calif., and their summers in Mukilteo, Wash., where the Hunsbergers own a sheet metal company.
She leaves behind many, many friends and relatives and her six children, 12 grand children, 13 great-grand children and two great-great -grandchildren. She, with her always cheerful smile, will be greatly missed.
Arrangements for her burial at Arnegard Willmington Cemetery are pending. A memorial service in Vancouver, Wash. is planned for late October.

September 22, 2009

The History of Redmond


"History is a novel for which the people is the author"
Alfred de Vigny

It's been nearly 25 years since a book dedicated to Redmond-area history has been published. This month Images of America: Redmond was released, created from the archives of the Redmond Spokesman as well as photos and stories from its readers.

The book was created to celebrate two serendipitous events: the centennial of Redmond as an incorporated city (in July 2010) and 100 years of publication for the Spokesman (also July 2010).

The pictorial history begins even before Redmond was officially a town, with photos of early Redmond culled from the collection of the Redmond Historical Commission and Spokesman news accounts from the era.

It goes on to highlight the forces that shaped Redmond: the railroad, irrigation, agriculture and ranching, the airport and fairgrounds, businesses and civic affairs, education, social life, and of course - its people.

Images of America: Redmond is available at area bookstores, at the Spokesman office in downtown Redmond, online at http://www.amazon.com/ or http://www.arcadiapublishing.com/, and at select retail outlets in Redmond. A companion set of postcards is also available for purchase.

Call us at 541-548-2184 or email news@redmondspokesman.com for more information.

September 16, 2009

Obituaries

Scott “Scotty” Stigum
Nov. 10th 1924 - Sept. 8, 2009
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend, 541-382-0903
Services: A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Camp Sherman Community Hall on Sept. 30th at 11 a.m., Dennis Kizziar officiating.
Contributions may be made to Redmond-Sisters Hospice,732 SW 23rd St., Redmond, OR 97756

Darrell C. “ Mr. T” Tandy
April 11, 1929 - Sept. 11, 2009
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend, 541-382-0903
Services: Private family Celebration of Life at a later date.
Contributions may be made to Partners In Care Hospice House, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701.

Roger Lloyd Traweek
Nov. 16, 1940 - Sept. 7, 2009
Arrangements:Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 541-504-9485
Services:No services to be held.
Memorial donations may be made to Diabetes Research Institute, 323-857-0080, or Cancer Research Foundation, 800-227-2732

Lee Gregson
May 19, 1922 - Sept. 4, 2009
Arrangements:Prineville Funeral Home, 541-447-6459
Services: Memorial services on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at 1 p.m. at Prineville Funeral Home. Reception will follow upstairs in the fellowship room for family and friends.

Robert ‘Bob’ Bearse
Dec. 30, 1923 - Sept. 9, 2009
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend, 541-382-0903
Services: Per Bob’s request, no public service will be held.
Contributions in Bob’s memory may be made to Partners in Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701.

Carolyn Nel Bolin
April 9, 1943 - Sept. 2, 2009
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend, 541-382-0903
Services: Private Celebration of Life if pending.
Contributions may be made to Partners in Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701.

Robbie N. Chain
Mar. 26, 1923 - Sept. 6, 2009
Arrangements: North Santiam Funeral Service, 503-769-9010
Services: Graveside services were held Tuesday, September 8, 2009, at the Pioneer Cemetery in Terrebonne.

Glenn Edward Stahl
Aug. 15, 1949 - Sept. 10, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 541-504-9485
Services: A private service will be held at a later date.

William H. Weber, Jr.
Nov. 28, 1945 - Sept. 9, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 541-504-9485
Services: No services are to be held.

Lorrine G. Kerosky Trythall
Sept. 27, 1942 - Sept. 9, 2009
Lorrine G. Trythall of Redmond, died at her home on Sept. 9, 2009, at the age of 66 years.
She was born to parents, David and Juanita (Hartung) Kerosky on Sept. 27, 1942, in Elko, Nevada.
She was united in marriage to William "Bill" Trythall on Sept. 7, 1964, in Richmond, Virg. He preceded her in death in 2006. She has lived in Redmond for many years.
Lorrine is survived by daughters, Laurie of Redmond and Shirley Lewis of Sequim, Wash.; brothers, Richard Dudley of Hawthorne, Nev.; Ray Dudley of Carson City, Nev.; Gary Goettum of Chico, Calif.; David Kerosky of Puyallup, Wash.; sisters, Donna Jones of Hot Springs, Ark., and Sandra Filer of Reno, Nev.
There will be a private burial at Terrebonne Cemetery. Redmond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Kama 'aina and the Queen

If you want something to be organized, fair and by the book, give it to a schoolteacher to complete.
Dolly Gregory has been running the Deschutes County Fair Rodeo Queen program for 10 years and her lifelong career as a teacher and school administrator shows in her no-nonsense attention to detail.
“They’re even given points for their application – it needs to be neat and organized and believe me, I notice those kinds of things,” she said.
The rodeo queen position is more than a title, it’s also a scholarship program – one that doesn’t pay out until the second semester of college.
“We want to make sure they’re going to stay in school,” said Gregory. The program is open to girls ages 17-20.
After retirement in 1993 Gregory said she was bored and looking for something to do. Her husband Elton, past Redmond School District Superintendent (and namesake for one Redmond middle school) was newly elected to the Deschutes County Fair Association. His discovery that the selection of a rodeo queen had no set criteria or policies led Dolly to the position of organizer and general Royal Wrangler.
Her selection was not an obvious one. Although Gregory could claim college homecoming queen as one of her titles, as a kama 'aina -- being born and raised in Hawaii -- she had never sat on a horse and was not familiar with rodeo traditions. She interviewed neighboring rodeo organizers and attended trainings at national rodeo events to learn the ropes.
For several years now the Deschutes County Fair Rodeo has only had a queen but no court, a change Gregory was relieved to see.
“You’ve heard three is a crowd? It’s true. With girls it’s two against one, and one against one and mama gets involved and aunties get involved. It was too much trouble.” Before the change to a single queen, which Gregory said is now typical for most area rodeos, one year a modified restraining order was even brought into the mix of royal dissent.
To insure a lack of bias during queen selection the tryouts use separate groups of judges for each event: horsemanship, interview, and speech. Nine judges total see the girls, with one Fair Association Board member on each of the three panels.
“The Fair Board members know the policies and rules and its helpful for the new judges to have them participate,” said Gregory. She asks members of the business or general community to round out the judging panel and requires them to serve two years so she’s not constantly recruiting.
Queens are required to attend all the regional rodeos: Sisters, La Pine, Crook and Jefferson counties, and the Fair Board pays for travel to two state-wide events as well.
Several years ago Gregory accompanied a court to the Rose Festival Parade in Portland, a trip she’d rather not repeat.
“We had to wake up before 4 a.m. and spend hours putting fresh flowers on the horses, then wait in line and the parade was so long,” she said with a laugh.
Four girls tried out for rodeo queen this year, an average number according to Gregory, although 13 tried out the year the fair moved to its new location in 1999.
“Sometimes its hard to find contestants; the kind of girls who might be interested are very involved in rodeo and other sports, 4-H, school. I can’t schedule them for an appearance during fair week if they’re busy cleaning a pig pen.”
Every year Gregory says this might be her last with the rodeo queen program but then she wonders what she would do instead. It keeps her summer full of Royal Wrangling and her winter full with planning, shopping, and sewing costumes.


PHOTOS: (Top) Dolly Gregory, right, and longtime assistant Rachel McIntosh have run the Deschutes County Rodeo Queen program for many years.
(Above) Brandice Durfee of Redmond shows her horsemanship for judge Jerry Bannon during the tryouts Sept. 13. Jenna Jacbonsen of Sisters was selected for 2010 Rodeo Queen.

-- story and photos by Leslie Pugmire Hole




Event calendar

WEDNESDAY
Sept. 16
MUSIC IN PUBLIC PLACES: Concert features The Beethoven Trio performing Serenade in D Major; free; 3 p.m.; Historic Redmond Church, 641 S.W. Cascade Ave., Redmond; 541-317-3941 or www.cosymphony.com.
HALFWAY TO ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Featuring live music by the Moon Mountain Ramblers, Desert String Crusade and Steve Allely, and Irish dancers; free; 4:30 p.m.; McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-382-5174.
AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Steve House will read from his book “Beyond the Mountain”; free; 6-9 p.m.; Terrebonne Depot, 400 N.W. Smith Rock Way, Terrebonne; 541-548-5030.
ENERGY EDUCATION: A free workshop covering heat pumps, weatherization, solar power and cash incentives will be offered by Central Electric Cooperative from 7-8 p.m. at Redmond Library, 827 S.W Deschutes Ave. Reservations are suggested, free CFL bulbs will be given to CEC members; 541-312-7769.
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 Sept. 17 and 18 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.

THURSDAY
Sept. 17
SPANISH COMPUTER CLASS: Class topics include basic computer skills, e-mail, effective Web searching, word processing, and basic research skills. This class is taught in Spanish. Preregistration required; free; 8:30-10 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1028.
TRANSPARENT BEAUTY: Sabino Torres talks about stained glass, its history and uses; free; 6 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1028 or www.dpls.us/calendar.
CRR FIRE BOARD: Crooked River Ranch Rural Fire Protection District Board of Directors meeting 6:30 p.m.; open to the public; 7000 S.W. Shad Rd.; agenda items include AirLink memberships for directors and volunteers and auxiliary.
LIVE MUSIC : Acoustic bluegrass quartet Old Wave blends vintage songs to create “urban mountain music.”; free; 7 p.m.; Cross Creek Cafe, 507 SW 8th St., Redmond; 541-548-2883.
AGUILAR TALK: Archaeological Society of Central Oregon’s guest speaker, George Aguilar, Sr., 7 p.m. Aguilar, an elder in the Wasco tribe, is author of the award-winning book “When the River Ran Wild.” The free presentation is in the Central Oregon Association of Realtors building, 2112 N.E. 4th St.,Bend; 541-504-2647.

FRIDAY
Sept. 18
FLY CASTING TOURNAMENT: Event features a silent auction and amateur and team events; proceeds benefit the Deschutes chapter of Trout Unlimited; $25, free for spectators; Noon to close; Orvis, 320 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Bend; 541-312-8200.
HISPANIC FOLKTALE PUPPET SHOW: A children’s puppet show based on a Hispanic folktale; free; 1 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1028 or www.dpls.us/calendar.
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.
TASTE OF SISTERS: “Fare with the Artists” pairs an artist with a local restaurant; artists will create a piece of art; a portion of the proceeds benefits a local nonprofit; $50 or less, varies by restaurant; 6:30-9 p.m.; downtown Sisters; 541-549-0251 or www.sisterscountry.com.
GIRLS NIGHT OUT: Night of pampering includes massage, beauty consultations, food and more; proceeds benefit Healthy Beginnings; $55 in advance, $65 at the door; 7-10 p.m.; MOXY, 63040 N. Highway 97, Suite 2, Bend; 541-383-6357 or www.healthybeginnings.info.
LIVE MUSIC : Eric Tollefson will perform acoustic rhythms. Kayleb James will also perform; free; 7 p.m.; Cross Creek Cafe, 507 S.W. 8th St., Redmond; 541-548-2883.
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
Sept. 19
FLY CASTING TOURNAMENT: Event features a silent auction and the professional men’s tournament; proceeds benefit the Deschutes chapter of Trout Unlimited; $25, free for spectators; 7 a.m. to close; Orvis, 320 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Bend; 541-312-8200.
FLAG FUNDRAISER: Redmond Rotary offers a free afternoon of music at the Rotary Arts Pavilion in American Legion Park, noon to 4 p.m. Several bands will play, donation will be accepted to help purchase an additional storage trailer for the Redmond Flag Committee.
TIRE COLLECTION: Dispose of used tires, both on and off rims; farm equipment, business, fleet or heavy equipment tires and those larger than 24.5 inches will not be accepted; free; 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Knott Landfill Recycling & Transfer Station, 61000 S.E. 27th St., Bend; 541-317-3163 or www.co.deschutes.or.us/solidwaste.
AAUW MEETING: The Redmond branch of the American Association of University Women will hold its fall membership meeting. The public is invited; free; 9:30 a.m.; Izzy’s Pizza, 810 S.W. 11th St., Redmond; 541-548-1452.
PROJECT CONNECT: Event features medical and dental treatments, housing, shelter and financial services for low income individuals; free; 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-504-1389 or www.projectconnectco.org.
CENTRAL OREGON SATURDAY MARKET: Arts and crafts market; free admission; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; parking lot across from Bend Public Library, 600 N.W. Wall St., Bend; www.centraloregonsaturdaymarket.com.
SISTERS FALL STREET FESTIVAL: Event includes arts, crafts, food, live music, a silent auction and more; proceeds benefit the Sisters High School art department; free; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; downtown Sisters; 541-549-8905 or ufo1555@aol.com.
VACCINATION CLINIC: Bring dogs and cats for vaccinations; animals will be available for adoption; proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Redmond; $20 per vaccine, $25 microchip; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Humane Society of Redmond, 1355 N.E. Hemlock Ave., Redmond; 541-923-0882.
WELLNESS DISCOVERY DAY: A fitness “sampler” where prospective students can try 20 minute classes in yoga, tai chi, hoop dancing, Zumba and more. Free chair massages will be offered. Held in the Mazama gym; free; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7270.
FAMILY FEST: Event includes a children’s pet parade, pony rides, bounce houses, games and more; parade requires registration; free; 10 a.m. parade, 10:30 a.m. fest begins; Pioneer Park, 450 N.E. Third St., Prineville; 541-447-3260.
AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Nine authors and illustrators of children’s books read from their works; free; 1-4 p.m.; Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2690 E. Highway 20, Bend; 541-318-7242.
THE SHRINE CIRCUS: Three-ring circus with elephants, clowns, food vendors and more; proceeds benefit the Central Oregon Shrine Club; $10, $7 ages 12 and younger, $35 family; 2 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-617-1942.
TASTE OF SISTERS: An art and cuisine stroll and live music, celebrating Sisters’ culture and cuisine; free; 4:30-6:30 p.m.; downtown Sisters; 541-549-0251 or www.sisterscountry.com.

SUNDAY
Sept. 20
OKTOBERFEST: Featuring food, beer and live music by Leif James & The Struggle, Those Darn Accordions and The Sweet Harlots; free; all day; McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-382-5174.
SISTERS FALL STREET FESTIVAL: Event includes arts, crafts, food, live music, a silent auction and more; proceeds benefit the Sisters High School art department; free; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; downtown Sisters; 541-549-8905 or ufo1555@aol.com.

MONDAY
Sept. 21
COOKING MEXICAN FOOD: Chef Veronica Castro demonstrates an easy Mexican recipe. This class is taught in Spanish. Part of the Hispanic Heritage Month program. Preregistration required; free; 6-7:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1028 or www.dpls.us/calendar.
CREATE YOUR OWN CERAMIC ART: Paint and create your own designs. Ages 5 and up. Hosted by RAPRD; $20; 6-8 p.m.; Painted People Ceramics, 239 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-923-3650.
PLANNING COMMISSION: Redmond Urban Area Planning Commission work session, open to the public, 6 p.m., conference room A, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda www.ci.redmond.or.us.
RETIRED EDUCATORS: Central Oregon Retired Educators meeting, 11:30 a.m.; Zion Lutheran Church at 12th and Black Butte, Redmond. Member Mary Reed will read excerpts from her book about her great-grandmother. New members welcome; cost is $8.50 for lunch; 5421-548-2545.

TUESDAY
Sept. 22
MUSIC WITH MISS CULLIE: Wide range of musical activities that engage creativity and imagination. Ages 7 to 10. Hosted by RAPRD; $60; ; Redmond Community Church Auditorium, 237 N.W. Ninth St., Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.
FOLKLORIC DANCE TROUPE: A folk dancing group performs dances from Mexico, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Columbia and more; free; 6 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1028 or www.dpls.us/calendar.
CITY COUNCIL: Redmond City Council meetings, open to the public, 6:45 a.m. and 7 p.m., 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

WEDNESDAY
Sept. 23
CREATE FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS: Hands-on craft demonstration and workshop taught by a professional fashion and floral designer. Learn how to make late summer flower arrangements. Participants can take home their creations. Space is limited to 10; free; 1 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1034 or www.dpls.us/calendar.
SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board meeting, open to the public, 5:30 p.m., 145 S.E. Salmon Ave.; agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.
MAKE QUILTED HOT PADS: Make a basic hot pad and finish it with machine quilting in this beginners sewing class. Ages 8 and up. All materials provided; $20; 4:45-6:45 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.
BOATER EDUCATION CLASS: A video will be shown that covers the Boat Oregon Guide. A multiple choice test will be given and graded after the video. Successful participants will receive their Oregon Boater Education Card; $10 for the card; 6-9 p.m.; Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, 63333 W. Highway 20, Bend; 541-388-6503.
COTV TALK OF THE TOWN: Talk of the Town will host Deschutes County Board of Commissioners Dennis Luke, Tammy Baney, and Alan Unger in a town hall format discussion. Topics include health and mental services, Cooley-97 interchange, transportation, and destination resort mapping. The forum will air on COTV 11 Oct. 5, 7 p.m. Reservations required. Space is limited; free; 6:30 p.m.; Cascades Theatrical Company, 148 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-388-5814.

THURSDAY
Sept. 24
GOOD CHAIR, GREAT BOOKS: Read and discuss “Lost Lake” by Phillip Margolin; free; 6 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1064.
CENTRAL OREGON WRITERS GUILD: Bend author Diane Hammond will talk about writing fiction in the real world. Hammond is the author of Going to Bend, Homesick Creek and Hannah’s Dream. Open to the public. Building 3; free; 6:30-9 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-923-0896.

FRIDAY
Sept. 25
INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING: Experience the challenge of rock climbing in a controlled indoor environment at Inclimb in Bend. Ages 7 to 18. Transportation is provided. Hosted by RAPRD; $20; 12:45-5 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.
BEND OKTOBERFEST: Event includes live music, dancing, a yodeling contest, a race to hammer a nail into a log and more; ages 21 and older only; free admission; 6-10 p.m.; downtown Bend; 541-385-6570 or www.downtownbend.org.
REDNECK BALL: Event features live and silent auctions, dinner, entertainment, dancing and more; proceeds benefit free events sponsored by the Redmond Chamber of Commerce & CVB; $49.99; 6 p.m.; Eagle Crest Resort, Conference Center, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-923-5191.

SATURDAY
Sept. 26
FIRST AID/CPR CLASS: Covers child, infant and adult care skills & immediate first aid.
Preregistration required; $40; 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; NeighborImpact, 2303 S.W. First St., Redmond; 541-548-2380.
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE: Blood donations needed; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Redmond Community Church Auditorium, 237 N.W. Ninth St., Redmond; 800-GIVE LIFE.
CHURCH YARD SALE: Annual yard/recyle sale at Zion Lutheran Church, 12th and Black Butte, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 541-923-7466.
OPPORTUNITY FOUNDATION 5K FUN RUN/WALK: Event features a 5K fun run/walk, a petting zoo, play area, live music, a barbecue and more; proceeds benefit Central Oregon adults with disabilities; $15, $10 ages 10-17, free ages 10 and younger, $15 per car for nonrunners; 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. race; DD Ranch, 3836 N.E. Smith Rock Way, Terrebonne; 541-548-2611, smichaels@ofco.org or http://ofco.org.
CRAFTERS WANTED: Crafters and artisans are invited to submit their creations for jury into the 2009 Snowflake Boutique in November; 10:30 a.m.; Ray’s Food Place, 900 S.W. 23rd St., Redmond; Tina,541-447-1640 or www.snowflakeboutique.org.
MUSIC IN ACTION!: A fiesta of songs, movement, comedy and more, led by Rich Glauber; free; 11 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1028 or www.dpls.us/calendar.
BEND OKTOBERFEST: Event includes live music, dancing, a yodeling contest, a race to hammer a nail into a log, family activities, a wiener dog race and more; free admission; noon-6 p.m. family fest, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. ages 21 and older only; downtown Bend; 541-385-6570 or www.downtownbend.org.
TANGO CLASS: As part of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Deschutes Public Library presents “Tango: Argentina’s Sultry Dance,” a demonstration and discussion of the history of Argentine Tango; free; 3 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1034 or www.dpls.lib.or.us.


Rec Department offers Friday activities
Redmond Area Park and Recreation District is hosting “no school Friday” activities for Redmond School District elementary and middle school students. Activities will be held at Vern Patrick and Tom McCall Elementary and Elton Gregory Middle School Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Kids can engage in art, explore science, musical activities and classes, gym games, nutrition and fitness, dance, sport clinics, sewing classes, martial arts and more. Full day or half-day rates and scholarships are available. Preregistration is required. Information: 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.

Immunization clinics
The Redmond Rotary Shots for Tots Clinic will be held Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Hugh Hartman Campus, 2105 W. Antler Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is the 11th year Redmond Rotary Club has partnered with the Deschutes County Health Department to provide immunizations required for school age children. Immunizations are free of charge. Parents should be sure to bring immunization records.

Conversational Spanish classes
Central Oregon Community College’s Continuing Education Department is hosting a Conversational Spanish I class Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sept. 29 through Nov. 17, and a Conversational Spanish II class Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Oct. 1 through Nov. 19. Both classes will be held at the Redmond campus. Cost is $69 per class. Information: 541-383-7270.

Art exhibit
The High Desert Gallery, 453 S.W. Sixth St., downtown Redmond, will feature an exhibit and sale of original work by Oregon artist Sue Favinger Smith Sept. 25 through Oct. 30. Smith’s paintings range from abstract to realism and are inspired by the landscape. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information: 541-548-1811 or www.highdesertgallery.com.

Owl Prowl
The Sunriver Nature Center and Observatory will host an “owl prowl” Sept. 25, 7-8 p.m. Visitors will walk with a naturalist and look for owls. Cost is $3 adults, $2 kids ages 2 to 12. The observatory also offers daytime solar viewing Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and night sky viewing Wednesday and Saturdays, 8 and 10 p.m. Information: 541-593-4394.

Heirloom festival at Maryhill Museum
Maryhill Museum in Maryhill, Wash., will host an heirloom festival in its Sculpture Garden Sept. 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can learn more about family heirlooms and garage sale treasures as leading art dealers and appraisers offer their expertise in the areas of Native American art and objects, prints and paintings, jewelry, coins and stamps. Cost is $10 for the first item; $25 for three (limit three items per person). Maryhill Museum of Art is located approximately 3 hours north of Redmond. Hours are daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 15 to November 15. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $2 for children age 6-16. Information: www.maryhillmuseum.org.

September 9, 2009

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September 8, 2009

Event calendar

WEDNESDAY
Sept. 9
FINANCIAL SEMINAR: Sheila Wilton, president of Senior Business Services, will discuss options for improving cash flow when you cannot or choose not to sell your home or investments; free; 10-11:30 a.m.; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; Robby,541-548-1086.
SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board meeting, 5:30 p.m., open to the public, 145 S.E. Salmon Ave.; agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.
VOLUNTEER TRAINING: Redmond Museum volunteer docent training, 2 p.m., 529 S.W. Seventh St.
FIRE BOARD: Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District No. 1 board meeting, open to the public, 7 p.m., Terrebonne Station, 1390 C. Ave. Agenda at www.redmondfireandrescue.org
MUSIC IN THE CANYON: The Party of the Nines includes circus acts, followed by music by Broken Top, with openers Ruins of Ooah; 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.
THEATER AUDITIONS: Auditions for the CTC production of “The Mousetrap.” Cast calls for five men and three women. Performances run Oct. 23 through Nov. 8; 7 p.m.; Cascades Theatrical Company, 148 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-389-0803.
“STEEL MAGNOLIAS”: 2nd Street Theater presents a comedy by Robert Harling set in a beauty salon in Louisiana; directed by Juliah Rae; $18 adults, $16 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.
BOOK SIGNING: Redmond author K.C. Snider will be signing “Heroes” and “Preston the Not So Perfect Pig,” books that she illustrated, at Barnes & Noble, 2640 N.E. Highway 20, Bend, from 1-4 p.m. Joining her will be eight authors/illustrators of children’s books. 541-350-0288.

THURSDAY
Sept. 10
BOATS OF THUNDER: Drag Boats from the Columbia Drag Boat Association gather for a show-n-shine; free; 3:30-6:30 p.m.; Pump House Bar & Grill, 8320 N. Highway 97, Terrebonne; 971-645-9631, info@cdbaracing.com or www.cdbaracing.com.
JOINT WORKSHOP: Redmond City Council and Deschutes County Commission public meeting, 7 a.m., city council chambers, 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
CENTENNIAL MEETING: Redmond Centennial Advisory Committee meeting, open to the public, 5 p.m., conference room A, city hall, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
RAPRD: Redmond Area Park and Recreation District board of directors meeting, open to the public, 6:30 a.m., Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way. Agenda at www.raprd.org
JASON ALDEAN: Wells Fargo and Monqui present the country singer-songwriter in concert, with openers Cloverdayle; $54 reserved and $34 general in advance, $58 reserved and $36 general at the gate, 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 or www.bendconcerts.com.
MYSTERY THEATER: A mystery theater production based on the works of Phillip Margolin; presented by Buckboard Productions; free; 6:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1032.
“STEEL MAGNOLIAS”: 2nd Street Theater presents a comedy by Robert Harling set in a beauty salon in Louisiana; directed by Juliah Rae; $18 adults, $16 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.

FRIDAY
Sept. 11
MUNCH & MOVIES: An outdoor screening of “Kung Fu Panda,” with food vendors and more; free; 5:30 p.m., movie begins at dusk; Compass Park, 2500 N.W. Crossing Drive, Bend; 541-389-0995 or www.northwestcrossing.com.
SISTERS FOLK FESTIVAL: Folk music festival including performances by Peter Rowan, the Alison Brown Quartet, Todd Snider, Kelly Joe Phelps, Susan Werner and more; $30-$60 daily, $85 all-events pass; 6 p.m.-midnight; downtown Sisters; 541-549-4979 or www.sistersfolkfestival.com.
LIVE MUSIC : End of summer jam in the “Asphalt Arena” featuring several young Redmond musicians, including Kayleb James, Lauren Kershner, Elijah Riedell, Jackie Barrett, and Natalie Annette; free; 7 p.m.; Cross Creek Cafe, 507 SW 8th St., Redmond; 541-548-2883.
“STEEL MAGNOLIAS”: 2nd Street Theater presents a comedy by Robert Harling set in a beauty salon in Louisiana; directed by Juliah Rae; $18 adults, $16 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.

SATURDAY
Sept. 12
HIGH DESERT SWAP MEET AND CAR SHOW: 26th Annual Central Oregon event. Special antique section indoors with many dealers from the Pacific Northwest; free; 7 a.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; Butch Ramsey,541-548-4467 or bramsey@bendbroadband.com.
HIGH DESERT SHOWDOWN: Event features quarter-mile drag boat races; $10; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., gates open 8 a.m.; Haystack Reservoir, Southwest Haystack Reservoir Road, Culver; 541-461-3545.
LEARN TO CROCHET: Learn how to chain, single crochet and double crochet. Participants receive a beginner pattern to make a dishcloth. Ages 8 and up. Hosted by RAPRD; $25; 8-10:30 a.m.; Enchanted Yarns, 515 SW Cascade Ave., Redmond.
BEST IN SHOW DOG WALK: David Frei, commentator of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, judges and presents commentary on a variety of dogs; $15 per dog, free for spectators; 10 a.m.; Drake Park, 777 N.W. Riverside Blvd., Bend; 541-382-3537 or www.hsco.org.
CENTRAL OREGON SATURDAY MARKET: Arts and crafts market; free admission; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; parking lot across from Bend Public Library, 600 N.W. Wall St., Bend; www.centraloregonsaturdaymarket.com.
SISTERS FOLK FESTIVAL: Folk music festival including performances by Peter Rowan, the Alison Brown Quartet, Todd Snider, Kelly Joe Phelps, Susan Werner and more; $30-$60 daily, $85 all-events pass; 10 a.m.-midnight; downtown Sisters; 541-549-4979 or www.sistersfolkfestival.com.
TRAIL CHALLENGE AND FUNDRAISER: A variety of classes open to novice horses or riders; donations of cash and items for the Women’s Resource Center of Central Oregon will be accepted; $20 per class, free for spectators; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Rolling M Ranch, 69516 Hinkle Butte Drive, Sisters; 541-549-6962 or Shari@RollingMRanch.com.
WALK FROM OBESITY: Walk to raise awareness of obesity and support prevention and education initiatives; proceeds benefit the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Foundation and the Obesity Action Coalition; $25, free ages 12 and younger; 10:30 a.m.; Redmond Rotary Arts Pavilion, American Legion Park, 850 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-322-1793 or www.walkfromobesity.com.
A TASTE OF REDMOND: Event includes a clam chowder cook-off, live music, face painting and more; proceeds benefit the Fish House; $3 adults, with a donation of two canned goods; free ages 12 and younger; noon-7 p.m.; Dawson Station, Sixth Street and Cedar Avenue, Redmond; 541-420-4493.
DOCUMENT SHREDDING AND DRUG DISPOSAL: The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and Data Delete of Oregon partner to safely destroy personal documents and provide identity theft prevention tips; outdated or unwanted prescription medications will be accepted for disposal; free; noon-4 p.m.; Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Terrebonne Substation, 8222 Highway 97, Suite 103, Terrebonne; 541-388-6655 or www.deschutes.org.
MUSEUM GRAND OPENING: The Redmond Museum has several interpretive exhibits featuring Redmond’s history, such as 1930s-era farm kitchen, and kicks off its opening with ice cream, music, and tours at noon. Regular museum hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, noon to 4 p.m; 529 S.W. Seventh St., Redmond; 541-504-3038.
DIAMONDS & DUST: Annual event includes dinner, live music, live and silent auctions, and more; proceeds benefit Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center; $60, $700 for a corporate table; 5 p.m.; Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center, 60575 Billadeau Road, Bend; 541-382-9410 or www.healingreins.org.
“I’M NOT CRAZY, BUT I MIGHT BE A CARRIER”: Charles Marshall presents an evening of upbeat comedy; $15, $10 students, $45 for a family; 6:30-9 p.m.; Trinity Lutheran Church & School, 2550 N.E. Butler Market Road, Bend; 541-382-1850.
“STEEL MAGNOLIAS”: Final performance of 2nd Street Theater’s production of a comedy by Robert Harling set in a beauty salon in Louisiana; directed by Juliah Rae; $18 adults, $16 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.

SUNDAY
Sept. 13
HIGH DESERT SHOWDOWN: Event features quarter-mile drag boat races; $12; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., gates open 8 a.m.; Haystack Reservoir, Southwest Haystack Reservoir Road, Culver; 541-461-3545.
SISTERS FOLK FESTIVAL: Folk music festival including performances by Peter Rowan, the Alison Brown Quartet, Todd Snider, Kelly Joe Phelps, Susan Werner and more; $30-$60 daily, $85 all-events pass; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; downtown Sisters; 541-549-4979 or www.sistersfolkfestival.com.
ANNUAL GREAT DRAKE PARK DUCK RACE: Event includes live music, food, activity booths and duck races; free admission; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Drake Park, 777 N.W. Riverside Blvd., Bend; 541-617-9771 or www.theduckrace.com.
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; free; 5 p.m.; First Presbyterian Church, 230 N.E. Ninth St., Bend; 541-390-2441 or www.freewebs.com/bendgospel.

MONDAY
Sept. 14
AARP DRIVER SAFETY CLASS: Two-day Defensive Driver Program for all ages. Seniors 55 and over may qualify for an auto insurance discount upon completion; $12 AARP members; $12 nonmembers; Class continues Sept. 15, 8 a.m. to noon; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; 541-548-6325.
DURAC: Downtown Urban Renewal Advisory Committee meeting, open to the public, 5 p.m., Redmond Fire and Rescue, 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave. Agenda at ci.redmond.or.us.

TUESDAY
Sept. 15
BEND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Topic is the clans of Scotland. The public is welcome; free; 10 a.m.; Williamson Hall, 2200 N.E. U.S. Highway 20, Bend; 541-317-8978.
CITY COUNCIL: Redmond City Council meeting, open to the public, 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., conference room A, city hall, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
REDMOND PARKS: Redmond Parks Commission meeting, open to the public, 6:30 p.m., conference room A, city hall, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
HIGH DESERT SOCIETY OF THE ARTS: Potter Susan Adams will share her expertise on clays, glazes, and different techniques of firings for special effects; free; 7-8:30 p.m.; Summer Creek Clubhouse, 3660 S.W. 29th St., Redmond; Linda,541-279-0007.

WEDNESDAY
Sept. 16
HALFWAY TO ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Featuring live music by the Moon Mountain Ramblers, Desert String Crusade and Steve Allely, and Irish dancers; free; 4:30 p.m.; McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-382-5174.
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 Sept. 17 and 18 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.

THURSDAY
Sept. 17
SPANISH COMPUTER CLASS: Class topics include basic computer skills, e-mail, effective Web searching, word processing, and basic research skills. This class is taught in Spanish. Preregistration required; free; 8:30-10 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1028.
TRANSPARENT BEAUTY: Sabino Torres talks about stained glass, its history and uses; free; 6 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1028 or www.dpls.us/calendar.

FRIDAY
Sept. 18
FLY CASTING TOURNAMENT: Event features a silent auction and amateur and team events; proceeds benefit the Deschutes chapter of Trout Unlimited; $25, free for spectators; Noon to close; Orvis, 320 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Bend; 541-312-8200.
HISPANIC FOLKTALE PUPPET SHOW: A children’s puppet show based on a Hispanic folktale; free; 1 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1028 or www.dpls.us/calendar.
TASTE OF SISTERS: “Fare with the Artists” pairs an artist with a local restaurant; artists will create a piece of art; a portion of the proceeds benefits a local nonprofit; $50 and less, varies by restaurant; 6:30-9 p.m.; downtown Sisters; 541-549-0251 or www.sisterscountry.com.
GIRLS NIGHT OUT: Night of pampering includes massage, beauty consultants, food and more; proceeds benefit Healthy Beginnings; $55 in advance, $65 at the door; 7-10 p.m.; MOXY, 63040 N. U.S. Highway 97, Suite 2, Bend; 541-383-6357 or www.healthybeginnings.info.
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.
MUSIC FESTIVAL: Shaniko Ragtime and Old-time Music Festival, various venues and times, beginning Sept. 18 through Sept. 20. 541-489-3434.

SATURDAY
Sept. 19
FLY CASTING TOURNAMENT: Event features a silent auction and the professional men’s tournament; proceeds benefit the Deschutes chapter of Trout Unlimited; $25, free for spectators; 7 a.m. to close; Orvis, 320 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Bend; 541-312-8200.
TIRE COLLECTION: Dispose of used tires, both on and off rims; no farm equipment, business, fleet or heavy equipment tires, or those larger than 24.5 inches will be accepted; free; 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Knott Landfill Recycling & Transfer Station, 61000 S.E. 27th St., Bend; 541-317-3163 or www.co.deschutes.or.us/solidwaste.
CENTRAL OREGON SATURDAY MARKET: Arts and crafts market; free admission; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; parking lot across from Bend Public Library, 600 N.W. Wall St., Bend; www.centraloregonsaturdaymarket.com.
SISTERS FALL STREET FESTIVAL: Event includes arts, crafts, food, live music, a silent auction and more; proceeds benefit the Sisters High School art department; free; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; downtown Sisters; 541-549-8905 or ufo1555@aol.com.
VACCINATION CLINIC: Bring dogs and cats for vaccinations; animals will be available for adoption; proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Redmond; $20 per vaccine, $25 microchip; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Humane Society of Redmond, 1355 N.E. Hemlock Ave., Redmond; 541-923-0882.
FAMILY FEST: Event includes a children’s pet parade, pony rides, bounce houses, games and more; parade requires registration; free; 10 a.m. parade, 10:30 a.m. fest begins; Pioneer Park, 450 N.E. Third St., Prineville; 541-447-3260.
TASTE OF SISTERS: An art and cuisine stroll and live music, celebrating Sisters’ culture and cuisine; free; 4:30-6:30 p.m.; downtown Sisters; 541-549-0251 or www.sisterscountry.com.
THE SHRINE CIRCUS: Three-ring circus with elephants, clowns, food vendors and more; proceeds benefit the Central Oregon Shrine Club; $10, $7 ages 12 and younger, $35 family; 7 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-617-1942.

SUNDAY
Sept. 20
OKTOBERFEST: Featuring food, beer and live music by Leif James & The Struggle, Those Darn Accordions and The Sweet Harlots; free; all day; McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-382-5174.
SISTERS FALL STREET FESTIVAL: Event includes arts, crafts, food, live music, a silent auction and more; proceeds benefit the Sisters High School art department; free; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; downtown Sisters; 541-549-8905 or ufo1555@aol.com.
FLY CASTING TOURNAMENT: Event features a silent auction and the professional women’s tournament; proceeds benefit the Deschutes chapter of Trout Unlimited; $25, free for spectators; 11 a.m. to close; Orvis, 320 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Bend; 541-312-8200.
THE SHRINE CIRCUS: Three-ring circus with elephants, clowns, food vendors and more; proceeds benefit the Central Oregon Shrine Club; $10, $7 ages 12 and younger, $35 family; 6 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-617-1942.

MONDAY
Sept. 21
COOKING MEXICAN FOOD: Chef Veronica Castro demonstrates an easy Mexican recipe. This class is taught in Spanish. Part of the Hispanic Heritage Month program. Preregistration required; free; 6-7:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1028 or www.dpls.us/calendar.

TUESDAY
Sept. 22
FOLKLORIC DANCE TROUPE: A folk dancing group performs dances from Mexico, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Columbia and more; free; 6 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1028 or www.dpls.us/calendar.

WEDNESDAY
Sept. 23
CREATE FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS: Hands-on craft demonstration and workshop taught by a professional fashion and floral designer. Learn how to make late summer flower arrangements. Participants can take home their creations. Space is limited to 10; free; 1 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1034 or www.dpls.us/calendar.

THURSDAY
Sept. 24
GOOD CHAIR, GREAT BOOKS: Read and discuss “Lost Lake” by Phillip Margolin; free; 6 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1064.

Pet food drive for seniors
Central Oregon Association of Realtors is collecting small bags of dog and cat food to be donated to local senior centers and Meals On Wheels recipients. Donations can be dropped off at the Redmond Senior Center,325 N.W. Dogwood Ave. and at the COAR office, 2112 N.E. Fourth St., Bend. Information: Tina DeCamp, 541-504-7453.

Learn to square dance

Two area clubs are offering square dancing classes for beginners this fall. The Sagebrush Shufflers will offer square dance lessons Thursdays, 7 p.m., Sept. 17 through Oct. 1 at Powell Butte Community Hall, 8404 S.W. Reif Rd. Cost is $4 per class. Information: Tim Huntley, 541-480-9238. The Redrock Squares square dancing club will offer square dancing lessons Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m., in the Redmond Grange Hall starting Sept. 15. Family pricing is available. Information: 541-419-8242 or 541-923-0701.

CRR yard sale benefits Lions
The Second Annual Community Yard Sale at Crooked River Ranch will be held Sept. 11-13, opening at 8 a.m. each day. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Crooked River Ranch Lions Club. Last year, close to 50 yard sales were included in this event. A map of yard sale locations will be available at the entrance to the Ranch. The Lions Club will provide hot dogs, chips and water for sale at the Old Fire Hall Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information: 541-504-8848 or 541-548-1246.

Kids fitness classes and more
The Redmond Area Park and Recreation District is offering several upcoming programs for kids:
Circuit Boot Camp Clinic, grade 6-8, Mondays, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Sept. 15 through Oct. 5. Jump rope, step, and weight train to music. Cost is $18.
Blue Dragons mixed martial arts program, ages 4-8, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 8 through Oct. 1. Cost is $30.
Learn to knit socks, ages 8 and up, Sept. 14, 21 and 28, 8-10:30 a.m. Cost is $40.
Information: 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.

Tour Moro County
The Sherman County Historical Museum will offer a free narrated south end excursion Sept. 26. Starting at the museum in Moro at 1 p.m., the bus will head southeast to Lone Rock, Rutledge, Rosebush, Bourbon and Kent. The route takes a turn onto Liberty Road to Finnegan Canyon, Buckley and Highway 206 into Grass Valley for an early dinner, returning to the Museum around 5 p.m. Space is limited. Registration deadline is Sept. 20. Information: 541-565-3232.

COCC art show
Artwork by Central Oregon Community College students and faculty is on display in the COCC Student & Faculty Artwork Displayed at Deschutes Services Center, 1300 N.W. Wall St., Bend. The current exhibit is the second installment of artwork and will continue through Dec. 10.


Learn graphic arts
COCC’s Community Learning department is offering a Graphic Design Series II class, divided into four separate courses Sept. 29 through Nov. 17 at the Bend campus. Courses include: Communicate with Fonts – Typography, $49; Create with InDesign, Intermediate, $99; Creating Emotional Connections – Copywriting, $49; and Illustrator, Intermediate, $99. Participants can sign up for classes individually or can take the whole series for $249. Preregistration is required. Information: 541-383-7270.

Free money coach service from AARP
Free one-on-one coaching by skilled volunteers is now available through the Easter Seals Oregon’s “Money Coach” service, a new addition to the AARP Money Management Program (MMP). The new “Money Coach” service is designed to help adults who have a shortterm need to gain mastery of their finances. Coaches help families and individuals take control of their money. Encouragement and support are offered through monthly volunteer-led, peer support groups.
Information: Carol Cookson, 800-556-6020, or e-mail mmp@or.easterseals.com.

Choice Friday option
Starting Sept. 18, Highland Baptist Church, 3100 S.W. Highland Ave., Redmond, will host Fridays at HBC for kids in grades K-8 during “no school” Fridays. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. and close at 4:30 p.m., to accommodate family schedules and needs. The program consists of adult supervised activities such as music, crafts, indoor and outdoor recreation, study time, healthy snacks and lunches. Cost is $5 a week or $15 for 4 Fridays if paid in advance. Family discounts are available. Information: 541-548-4161 or www.hbcredmond.org.

Obituaries

Mathilda A. “Tilly” Hunter
Oct. 20, 1914 - Aug. 24, 2009
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend, 541-382-0903
Services: Celebration of Tilly’s Life will be Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, at 2:30pm, at Stone Lodge Retirement Community, in the Chapel. Pastor David Nagler officiating.
Contributions may be made in Tilly’s name to Partners in Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701.

Elizabeth Brekke Nelson
January 13, 1912 - Sept. 2, 2009
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home, Bend , 382-0903 & Riverview Cemetery, Portland
Services: A memorial service and luncheon will be held at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, SW 47th and Vermont, Portland, OR on Saturday, September 12 at 1:00 p.m. Contributions may be made to Partners in Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend OR 97701

Jack Edward Andrews
Feb. 23, 1936 – Sept. 3, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals of Redmond, 541-504-9485.
Services: Services to be held at a later date yet to be determined.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of Redmond, 541-548-7483.

Georgene O. (Fruitt) Fields
May 11, 1918 - Sept. 1, 2009
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel, 548-3219
Services: Private family inurnment

September 2, 2009

Redmond Centennial events

As the year 2010 approaches interest in the events planned to celebrate Redmond’s 100th birthday is growing.

“We’re starting to get more inquiries,” said Betty Borgen, assistant to the Redmond city manager and chairwoman of the Centennial Advisory Committee. “It’s great to see more community interest.”
Borgen encourages anyone planning reunions during 2010 – school or family – to plan them around Centennial events.Three major weekends of festivities are planned for the year to mark the city’s centennial of incorporation, July 6, 1910, but first the Redmond Centennial Committee is kicking off the celebration with a fundraising dinner next month.

The October 2009 dinner will raise money to support the events, school and community projects and potential commemorative art or other creations, said event planner Amanda Gow of Specialized Meetings and Events.The cost of the dinner includes beer from Cascades Lakes Brewery and wine from Maragas Winery. Tate & Tate will cater the meal, which will feature chicken and tri-tip and all the sides, Gow said. Three Quarters Short will provide music for dancing.Organizers are still looking for more items for the silent auction.

“Donations are coming along, but we want to get the word out to all Redmond merchants,” she said.Even small items are welcome as they can be grouped together in theme packages, she said.

“We’re real excited,” Gow said.Gow and co-owner Kim Thompson have a contract with the city to provide the event planning, raise funds, find sponsorships and coordinate the volunteers for the Centennial celebrations. They have been paid $10,000 for their services since the contract was signed in November 2008, Borgen said. The remainder of their pay will be based on how much money they are able to bring in through fundraising and sponsorships.

“Hopefully the October dinner will be a big boost to all of that,” Borgen said.The $10,000 was from $75,000 the city saved over the course of three years to pay for Centennial events, Borgen said, leaving $65,000 for other Centennial event expenses.

Gow and Thompson still are soliciting business and individuals for sponsorships ranging from $25,000 presenting sponsor to $50 railroad level sponsors. So far they have signed up Mid-State Fertilizer as the $7,500 presenting sponsor for the Harvest Celebration.Other committed sponsors are T-Mobile, $2,500, Cline Falls Level; and Clear Choice Health Plans, Jess Messner State Farm Insurance and Redmond Memorial Chapel, all $1,000 Deschutes Level sponsors. Supporting sponsors are Beckel Canvas Products (Centennial tent), Dana Signs (banner), Cascade Lakes Brewing Company (Centennial beer), Di Lusso Coffee (Centennial Roast), KBND and KMTK “The Mountain” and Maragas Winery (Centennial wine).

Redmond Centennial EventsFundraising dinner
Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, 5 p.m.
Redmond Humane Society Event Center, 1355 N.E. Hemlock Ave.
Country barbecue dinner, silent auction, live band, dancing; hosted beer and wine.
Cost: $50 per person or $500 for a reserved table for eight
Deadline for reservations: Oct. 1, 2009
Amanda@specialized-events.com or 541-385-7988

Centennial Poster Art Contest
Open to all
Deadline for entries is Dec. 1, 2009
Rules, entry form, information: kim@specialized-events.com

Kickoff Celebration Weekend
May 28-31, 2010
Centennial merchandise release parties, historic displays, talking tombstones, historic tours, community breakfast

Centennial Week/Fourth of July
July 2-6, 2010
Fourth of July events, parade, Rockchuck Ramble, celebration and dedication in Centennial Park with music, food, vendors and children’s activities; pie social, boxed lunch sale, bake sale, historical equipment displays, draft horses, Centennial quilt raffle, historical characters and tours.

Harvest Celebration
Sept. 17-20, 2010
Celebration of industries that built Redmond, including agriculture (potatoes), the railroad, irrigation and the airport. Hay and pony rides, historic characters and tours, the 100th anniversary of the Ehret Building. More informationwww.ci.redmond.or.us; click on centennial logoFacebook page under Redmond, Oregon Centennial541-504-2010; email redmond2010@ci.redmond.or.us

Event Calendar

THURSDAY
Sept. 3
FIRST THURSDAY LUNCHEON: The League of Women Voters sponsors an informational luncheon. Scott Johnson, Deschutes County mental health director, will speak about county health services and swine flu; $7.99 for the buffet; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; King Buffet, 2050 N.E. Third St., Bend; 541-389-6990, evenings only or jablum@communitybroadband.com.

FRIDAY
Sept. 4
MUNCH & MOVIES: An outdoor screening of “Twilight,” with food vendors and more; free; 5:30 p.m., movie begins at dusk; Compass Park, 2500 N.W. Crossing Drive, Bend; 541-389-0995 or www.northwestcrossing.com.
PERFORMING ARTS SHOWCASE: Live performances by local arts groups; donations accepted; 7-9 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700.

SATURDAY
Sept. 5
OREGON TRAIL GUN SHOW: Featuring exhibitors displaying and selling guns, ammunition and more; $8; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-347-2120.
BEND TO BACHELOR DUATHALON: Cyclists race to the summit of Mount Bachelor; proceeds benefit the Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation; 9:30 a.m.; Seven Peaks School, 19660 S.W. Mountaineer Way, Bend; 541-388-0002 or www.mbsef.org.
LAZINKA SAWMILL: See the century-old sawmill up and running; included in the price of admission; $15 adults, $12 ages 65 and older, $9 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
MOUNT BACHELOR HILL CLIMB: Time trial ending at Sunrise Lodge at Mt. Bachelor; proceeds benefit the Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation; 10 a.m.; Seven Peaks School, 19660 S.W. Mountaineer Way, Bend; 541-388-0002 or www.mbsef.org.
SUNRISE TO SUMMIT: Runners race from Sunrise Lodge to the summit of Mount Bachelor; proceeds benefit the Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation; 10:30 a.m.; Mt. Bachelor ski area, 13000 S.W. Century Drive, Bend; 541-388-0002 or www.mbsef.org.
REDMOND COMMUNITY PICNIC: Event includes entertainment, games, prizes and more; free; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Redmond Rotary Arts Pavilion, American Legion Park, 850 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.
OREGON SESQUICENTENNIAL AUTHOR SERIES: Rick Steber talks about his book “Forty Candles on a Cowboy Cake” and other works from his Western series; included in the price of admission; $15 adults, $12 ages 65 and older, $9 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; 1 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
BONNIE RAITT: Veteran blueswoman performs, with special guest Taj Mahal; $39.25 and $73.25 in advance, $43.25 and $78.25 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.
CASINO NIGHT: Featuring blackjack, craps, Texas hold 'em, a live auction and more; proceeds benefit the Crooked River Ranch Lions Club service projects; $10; 7-11 p.m.; Crooked River Ranch Administration Building, 5195 S.W. Clubhouse Drive, Crooked River Ranch; 541-504-8848.

SUNDAY
Sept. 6
OREGON TRAIL GUN SHOW: Featuring exhibitors displaying and selling guns, ammunition and more; $8; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Deschut County Fai r & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way,Redmond; 541-347-2120.
DOG WASH AND SWIM: Play fetch with your dog and give it a bath; leashes required on deck; $10; 3-5 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.

MONDAY
Sept. 7
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.
CRR BREAKFAST: Annual Labor Day breakfast to benefit the Crooked River Ranch Volunteer Fire Association, 7 a.m. to noon; pancakes, eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, fruit, juice and coffee, all for $7 adults, $4 kids over three; 6971 S.W. Shad Rd.; 541-923-6776.

TUESDAY
Sept. 8
REDMOND CITY COUNCIL: 6:45 and 7 p.m., 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave. Agendas at www.ci.redmond.or.us
THEATER AUDITIONS: Auditions for the CTC production of “The Mousetrap.” Cast calls for five men and three women. Performances run Oct. 23 through Nov. 8; 7 p.m.; Cascades Theatrical Company, 148 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-389-0803.
GEORGE WINSTON: Pianist performs seasonal selections, Guaraldi, New Orleans R & B, stride piano and more; proceeds benefit NeighborImpact; $29, additional monetary and nonperishable food item donations appreciated; 8 p.m., doors open 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

WEDNESDAY
Sept. 9
FINANCIAL SEMINAR: Sheila Wilton, president of Senior Business Services, will discuss options for improving cash flow when you cannot or choose not to sell your home or investments; free; 10-11:30 a.m.; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; Robby,541-548-1086.
REDMOND HISTORICAL COMMISSION: monthly meeting; 2 p.m.; museum, 529 S.W. Seventh St. Agenda at ci.redmond.or.us
REDMOND SCHOOL BOARD: 5:30 p.m.; 145 S.E. Salmon Ave. Agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us
MUSIC IN THE CANYON: Party of the Nines performs a circus act followed by music by Broken Top 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.
THEATER AUDITIONS: Auditions for the CTC production of “The Mousetrap.” Cast calls for five men and three women. Performances run Oct. 23 through Nov. 8; 7 p.m.; Cascades Theatrical Company, 148 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-389-0803.
FIRE DISTRICT: Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District No. 1 board meeting; 7 p.m.; Terrebonne station, 1390 C. Ave. Agenda at www.redmondfireandrescue.org

THURSDAY
Sept. 10
JASON ALDEAN: Wells Fargo and Monqui present the country singer-songwriter in concert, with openers Cloverdayle; $54 reserved and $34 general in advance, $58 reserved and $36 general at the gate; 6:30 p.m., gates open 5 p.m.; Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 S.W. Shevlin Hixon Drive, Bend; www.bendconcerts.com.
MYSTERY THEATER: A mystery theater production based on the works of Phillip Margolin; presented by Buckboard Productions; free; 6:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1032.

FRIDAY
Sept. 11
MUNCH & MOVIES: An outdoor screening of “Kung Fu Panda,” with food vendors and more; free; 5:30 p.m., movie begins at dusk; Compass Park, 2500 N.W. Crossing Drive, Bend; 541-389-0995 or www.northwestcrossing.com.
SISTERS FOLK FESTIVAL: Folk music festival including performances by Peter Rowan, the Alison Brown Quartet, Todd Snider, Kelly Joe Phelps, Susan Werner and more; $30-$60 daily, $85 all-events pass; 6 p.m.-midnight; downtown Sisters; 541-549-4979 or www.sistersfolkfestival.com.

SATURDAY
Sept. 12
HIGH DESERT SWAP MEET AND CAR SHOW: 26th Annual Central Oregon event. Special antique section indoors with many dealers from the Pacific Northwest; free; 7 a.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; Butch Ramsey,541-548-4467 or bramsey@bendbroadband.com.
BEST IN SHOW DOG WALK: David Frei, commentator of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, judges and presents commentary on a variety of dogs; $15 per dog, free for spectators; 10 a.m.; Drake Park, 777 N.W. Riverside Blvd., Bend; 541-382-3537 or www.hsco.org.
SISTERS FOLK FESTIVAL: Folk music festival including performances by Peter Rowan, the Alison Brown Quartet, Todd Snider, Kelly Joe Phelps, Susan Werner and more; $30-$60 daily, $85 all-events pass; 10 a.m.-midnight; downtown Sisters; 541-549-4979 or www.sistersfolkfestival.com.
TRAIL CHALLENGE AND FUNDRAISER: A variety of classes open to novice horses or riders; donations of cash and items for the Women’s Resource Center of Central Oregon will be accepted; $20 per class, free for spectators; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Rolling M Ranch, 69516 Hinkle Butte Drive, Sisters; 541-549-6962 or Shari@RollingMRanch.com.
WALK FROM OBESITY: Walk to raise awareness of obesity and support prevention and education initiatives; proceeds benefit the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Foundation and the Obesity Action Coalition; $25; 10:30 a.m.; Redmond Rotary Arts Pavilion, American Legion Park, 850 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-322‐1793 or www.walkfromobesity.com.
A TASTE OF REDMOND: Event includes a clam chowder cook off, live music, face painting and more; proceeds benefit the Fish House; $3 adults, with a donation of two canned goods; free ages 12 and younger; noon-7 p.m.; Dawson Station, Sixth Street and Cedar Avenue, Redmond; 541-420-4493.
DIAMONDS & DUST: Annual event includes dinner, live music, live and silent auctions, and more; proceeds benefit Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center; $60, $700 for a corporate table; 5 p.m.; Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center, 60575 Billadeau Road, Bend; 541-382-9410 or www.healingreins.org.
“I’M NOT CRAZY, BUT I MIGHT BE A CARRIER”: Charles Marshall presents an evening of upbeat comedy; $15, $10 students, $45 for a family; 6:30-9 p.m.; Trinity Lutheran Church & School, 2550 N.E. Butler Market Road, Bend; 541-382-1850.
SHANIKO WOOL GATHERING: outdoor street fair; sheepdog demonstrations, fiber artists and vendors, food, stock ranch tour. Information: www.shanikowoolgathering.com

SUNDAY
Sept. 13
SISTERS FOLK FESTIVAL: Folk music festival including performances by Peter Rowan, the Alison Brown Quartet, Todd Snider, Kelly Joe Phelps, Susan Werner and more; $30-$60 daily, $85 all-events pass; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; downtown Sisters; 541-549-4979 or www.sistersfolkfestival.com.
ANNUAL GREAT DRAKE PARK DUCK RACE: Event includes live music, food, activity booths and duck races; free admission; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Drake Park, 777 N.W. Riverside Blvd., Bend; 541-617-9771 or www.theduckrace.com.
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; free; 5 p.m.; First Presbyterian Church, 230 N.E. Ninth St., Bend; 541-390-2441 or www.freewebs.com/bendgospel.
SHANIKO WOOL GATHERING: outdoor street fair; sheepdog demonstrations, fiber artists and vendors, food, stock ranch tour. Information: www.shanikowoolgathering.com

MONDAY
Sept. 14
AARP DRIVER SAFETY CLASS: Two-day Defensive Driver Program for all ages. Seniors 55 and over may qualify for an auto insurance discount upon completion; $12 AARP members; $12 nonmembers; Class continues Sept. 15, 8 a.m. to noon; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; 541-548-6325.

WEDNESDAY
Sept. 16
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 Sept. 17 and 18 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.

THURSDAY
Sept. 17
SPANISH COMPUTER CLASS: Class topics include basic computer skills, e-mail, effective Web searching, word processing, and basic research skills. This class is taught in Spanish. Preregistration required; free; 8:30-10 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1028.
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.
TRANSPARENT BEAUTY: Sabino Torres talks about stained glass, its history and uses; free; 6 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1028 or www.dpls.us/calendar.

FRIDAY
Sept. 18
FLY CASTING TOURNAMENT: Tournament features a silent auction and amateur and team events; proceeds benefit the Deschutes chapter of Trout Unlimited; $25, free for spectators; Noon to close; Orvis, 320 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Bend; 541-312-8200.
HISPANIC FOLKTALE PUPPET SHOW: A children’s puppet show based on a Hispanic folktale; free; 1 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1028 or www.dpls.us/calendar.
TASTE OF SISTERS: “Fare with the Artists” pairs an artist with a local restaurant; artists will create a piece of art; a portion of the proceeds benefits a local nonprofit; $50 and less, varies by restaurant; 6:30-9 p.m.; downtown Sisters; 541-549-0251 or www.sisterscountry.com.

SATURDAY
Sept. 19
FLY CASTING TOURNAMENT: Event features a silent auction and the professional men’s tournament; proceeds benefit the Deschutes chapter of Trout Unlimited; $25, free for spectators; 7 a.m. to close; Orvis, 320 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Bend; 541-312-8200.
SISTERS FALL STREET FESTIVAL: Event includes arts, crafts, food, live music, a silent auction and more; proceeds benefit the Sisters High School art department; free; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; downtown Sisters; 541-549-8905 or ufo1555@aol.com.
THE SHRINE CIRCUS: Three-ring circus with elephants, clowns, food vendors and more; proceeds benefit the Central Oregon Shrine Club; $10, $7 ages 12 and younger, $35 family; 2 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-617-1942.
TASTE OF SISTERS: An art and cuisine stroll and live music, celebrating Sisters’ culture and cuisine; free; 4:30-6:30 p.m.; downtown Sisters; 541-549-0251 or www.sisterscountry.com.
THE SHRINE CIRCUS: Three-ring circus with elephants, clowns, food vendors and more; proceeds benefit the Central Oregon Shrine Club; $10, $7 ages 12 and younger, $35 family; 7 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-617-1942.

SUNDAY
Sept. 20
SISTERS FALL STREET FESTIVAL: Event includes arts, crafts, food, live music, a silent auction and more; proceeds benefit the Sisters High School art department; free; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; downtown Sisters; 541-549-8905 or ufo1555@aol.com.
FLY CASTING TOURNAMENT: Event features a silent auction and the professional women’s tournament; proceeds benefit the Deschutes chapter of Trout Unlimited; $25, free for spectators; 11 a.m. to close; Orvis, 320 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Bend; 541-312-8200.
THE SHRINE CIRCUS: Three-ring circus with elephants, clowns, food vendors and more; proceeds benefit the Central Oregon Shrine Club; $10, $7 ages 12 and younger, $35 family; 2 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-617-1942.
THE SHRINE CIRCUS: Three-ring circus with elephants, clowns, food vendors and more; proceeds benefit the Central Oregon Shrine Club; $10, $7 ages 12 and younger, $35 family; 6 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-617-1942.

Fridays at HBC
Starting Sept. 18, Highland Baptist Church, 3100 S.W. Highland Ave., Redmond, will host Fridays at HBC for kids in grades K-8 during “no school” Fridays. Door open at 7:30 a.m. and close at 4:30 p.m., to accommodate family schedules and needs. The program consists of adult supervised activities such as music, crafts, indoor and outdoor recreation, study time, healthy snacks and lunches. Cost is $5 a week or $15 for 4 Fridays if paid in advance. Family discounts are available. Information: 541-548-4161 or www.hbcredmond.org.

Community Learning at COCC
Registration for Central Oregon Community College’s Community Learning fall classes is underway. The fall schedule includes more than 250 new and regular noncredit classes in subjects ranging from computers and fitness to business, language, gardening and art.
A catalog of classes is available at the Redmond Chamber and the Redmond Public Library. Information: 541-383-7270 or www.cocc.edu.

Toastmasters
Starting Sept. 15, the Redmond Area Toastmasters group will meet each Tuesday, noon, at Housing Works, 405 S.W. Sixth St., downtown Redmond. The mission of a Toastmasters club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth. Information: Kelly Fisher, 541-323-7411.

Eagle Crest art show
Eagle Crest artists will display their work in a variety of media at the Redmond Public Library during the month of September. An artists’ reception will be held Sept. 19, 1-3 p.m., at the library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave. Information: 541-312-1064.

Art of Quigley
The High Desert Museum presents “Beyond the Saddle,” an exhibit of artwork by Edward Burns Quigley, now through Jan. 10, 2010. The exhibit includes 20 works, from traditional oil paintings, cartoons, and World War I era works to magazine covers, illustrating the scope of Quigley’s work as it relates to his life. The museum is located approximately three miles south of Bend on Highway 97. Admission is $15 adults; $12 seniors 65 and over; $9 kids 5-12; and free for kids 4 and under. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Information: 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.