September 2, 2009

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.

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