November 30, 2009

Obituaries

Eugene ‘Gene’ H. Miller
Feb. 11, 1927 - Nov. 26, 2009
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel, 541-548-3219 www.redmondmemorial.com
Services and viewing was held Dec. 1, 2009, Redmond Memorial Chapel.
Contributions may be made to: Hospice of Redmond-Sisters, 732 SW 23rd, Redmond, OR 97756.

Melvin Leo Round, of Prineville
Jan. 25, 1926 - Nov. 29, 2009
Arrangements:Prineville Funeral Home, 541-447-6459
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at The Redmond Assembly of God Church at 1865 W. Antler.
Contributions may be made to Pioneer Memorial Hospice, 1201 NE Elm St., Prineville, OR 97754.

John ‘Mike’ M. Walker, of Redmond
Oct. 19, 1947 - Nov. 5, 2009
Arrangements:Redmond Memorial Chapel, 541-548-3219
Memorial Service, Saturday, December 5, 2009, 1:00 p.m., Terrebonne Roping Club at 9249 NW 31st, Terrebonne.

Marvin Eirie Marlin, Redmond
March 27, 1930 - Nov. 25, 2009
Arrangements: Deschutes Memorial Chapel, 541-382-5592
www.deschutesmemorialchapel.com
Private family services will be held at a later date.

Eugene Deloss Young, of Terrebonne
July 8, 1933 - Nov. 21, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond
Celebration of Life service at 1 pm, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009,
Word of Victory, 645 SE Salmon Ave. Redmond, OR.

Jack Danley, of Redmond
June 15, 1918 - Nov. 25, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond
541-504-9485
Services will be held in the near future at the Kingdom Hall in Redmond.

Mary Ann Barkhurst, of Redmond
June 16, 1951 - Nov. 19, 2009
Services were held at Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Pamela J. Bass
Aug. 13, 1958 - Nov. 18, 2009
On Wednesday, November 18, Pam was taken from us to go to a better place. She was at home and surrounded by her family at the time of her passing.
Pam was born on August 13, 1958, in Bend, Ore. at the old St. Charles Hospital on top of
the hill. Her parents were Charles and Elizabeth Bass (who preceded her
in death). She grew up in Redmond most of her life.
Pam graduated from Redmond High School in 1976. Pam worked as a CNA for many years in Bend, but the job she loved the most was being a pre-school teacher in Bend at The Growing Tree, for many happy years. She was also a foster parent for Deschutes County for many years and just had so much love for children.
She enjoyed spending time with her family, reading, puzzles, music arts and crafts and painting.
She leaves three children too soon but loves them very much,: son, David Bass and grandson, Jacob; son, John Bass, all of Redmond; daughter, Tiffany Bass and grandson, Isaiah Bass of Shreveport, LA. She also leaves her beloved niece, Roxanna and her husband, Mike Manning and her wonderful nephews, Cole and Ty Manning of Redmond. She leaves her sister, Ruby Bass, who she has shared her home and her life with for the last 30 years and her beloved baby brother, Hank Bass, his wife, Tina Bass and their two children, Jesse and Kelsie of Redmond. She leaves her wonderful aunt and uncle, Margaret and Robert Warnick of Pioneer, CA., her special family the Burdicks: Tony, Teresa, James and Tia of Redmond. She leaves many aunts, uncles and cousins in the Bend area. To all her friends, thank you for all the support and love. We will miss her very much.
A service will be held at a later date. Redmond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
www.redmondmemorial.com

November 24, 2009

Event calendar

WEDNESDAY
Nov. 25
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE: Blood donations needed; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Redmond Grange, 707 S.W. Kalama Ave., Redmond; 800-GIVE LIFE.

THURSDAY
Nov. 26
GINGERBREAD JUNCTION: A display of gingerbread houses opens; runs through Dec. 27; free; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunriver Resort Great Hall, 17728 Abbot Drive, Sunriver; 800-486-8591 or www.sunriver-resort.com/landing/gingerbread.php.
COMMUNITY OF REDMOND THANKSGIVING DINNER: Featuring turkey and trimmings prepared by two local chefs; free; 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; 541-548-7128.

FRIDAY
Nov. 27
HIGH DESERT ARTISAN CRAFT FAIR: A display of locally crafted jewelry, photography, embroidery and more; included in the price of admission; $10 adults, $9 ages 65 and older, $6 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
SCIENCE PARTY: See exploding pumpkins, expanding goo and billowing smoke, play with slime and more; $7, $5 High Desert Museum members; 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754, ext. 241 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
HOLIDAY PARTY: Local artists will be in attendance; Rachel Song will perform at 6 p.m; free; noon-9 p.m.; WineStyles, 249 N.W. Sixth St., Suite 1, Redmond; 541-526-0489.
CHICKS WITH PICKS: Featuring performances by The Royal Fiasco, Broken Down Guitars, The Sofa Kings and more; proceeds benefit Saving Grace; $6; 5-10 p.m.; Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom, 24 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-388-8331 or www.myspace.com/musicsilvermoon.
AUTHOR PRESENTATION: R. Gregory Nokes speaks about his book, “Massacred for Gold: The Chinese in Hells Canyon”; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491 or www.rgregorynokes.com.

SATURDAY
Nov. 28
CENTRAL OREGON WINERY BARREL TASTING AND LIVE MUSIC: Taste wines from Maragas Winery and Volcano Vineyards and listen to live music from Just Joe and David Evans; refreshments provided; $5; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Maragas Winery, 15523 S.W. U.S. Highway 97, Culver; 541-546-5464.
KIDS DAY AT THE NATURE CENTER: A day of nature, science talks and activities, including a solar viewing; $2 adult, free ages 12 and younger; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, 57245 River Road, Sunriver; 541-593-4394.
HIGH DESERT ARTISAN CRAFT FAIR: A display of locally crafted jewelry, photography, embroidery and more; included in the price of admission; $10 adults, $9 ages 65 and older, $6 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
OREGON SESQUICENTENNIAL AUTHOR SERIES: Crystal Sands talks about her book “The Children’s Travel Guide to Bend”; included in the price of admission; $10 adults, $9 ages 65 and older, $6 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; 1:30 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
FAMILY COMEDY NIGHT: Charles Marshall presents a night of comedy; the Oregon State Vehicle Team will show a car; proceeds benefit the Bend High School Solar Car Team; $15, $45 family pass, $10 students; 7 p.m.; Trinity Lutheran Church & School, 2550 N.E. Butler Market Road, Bend; 541-385-0441 or tom.stueve@saints.org.

MONDAY
Nov. 30
DWEEZIL ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA: Frank Zappa’s son plays his father’s hits; $45-$81; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

TUESDAY
Dec. 1
BEND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETS: Meeting topics are Beginning Genealogy and Research Methods. Open to the public; free; 10 a.m.; Williamson Hall, 2200 N.E. Highway 20, Bend; 541-317-8978 or www.orgenweb.org/deschutes/bend-gs.
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.

WEDNESDAY
Dec. 2
HEALTHY HOLIDAY EATING: The Center for Integrated Medicine will host a class on how to survive the holidays without gaining weight. Presentation will include recipes and baking tips; free; 5:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-504-0250 or www.centerforintegratedmed.com.

THURSDAY
Dec. 3
SPANISH COMPUTER CLASS: Class topics cover basic functions of Microsoft Word and how to edit and save a report. Familiarity with Windows operating system required and the class is taught in Spanish. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1066 or sarahv@dpls.us.
HOLIDAY CRAFTS FOR TEENS: Teens 12 to 17 can make holiday gifts. Materials and snacks provided; free; 3:15-4:45 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1063 or mercedesh@dpls.us.
CIVIL WAR FOOTBALL: Watch the football game between Oregon State University and the University of Oregon; proceeds benefit the Crook County Foundation; $25; 6 p.m., doors open 5 p.m.; Pine Theater, 214 N. Main St., Prineville; 541-447-6909.

FRIDAY
Dec. 4
BINGO: Open to the public; Doors open at 4 p.m. First game starts at 6 p.m.; American Legion Post #44, 708 S.W. Eighth St., Redmond; 541-548-5688.
I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR: Tour a home decorated in holiday style, featuring more than 40 Christmas trees with themed decorations; proceeds benefit the Children’s Vision Foundation, the Deschutes County Historical Society and the Williams Syndrome Association; $5; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 2009 tour home, 21163 Clairaway Ave., Bend; 541-382-7375.
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: Part of the Home for the Holiday events in downtown Redmond. The gallery will feature more than 60 new original works by various artists; free; 5-8 p.m.; High Desert Gallery, 453 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-548-1811 or www.highdesertgallery.com.
CHRISTMAS KAYAKERS FLOAT: Kayaks and canoes decorated with lights paddle a loop beginning at the bridge at Galveston Avenue; bring a life jacket and boat to participate; free; 4:30 p.m. gathering, 5:15 p.m. float; Mirror Pond, Deschutes River at Drake Park, Bend; 541-330-9586.
“MAKIN’ ROOM”: Bend Theatre for Young People presents a musical by Dennis and Nan Allen about children who learn a lesson while making a video for a fundraiser; proceeds benefit Bend Area Habitat for Humanity; $7, $3 ages 12 and younger; 7 p.m.; First Presbyterian Church, 230 N.E. Ninth St., Bend; 541-419-1395, BendTheatre4YoungPeople@gmail.com or www.bendtheatre.org.
“RISE”: A screening of the film about the industry and sport of fly-fishing; proceeds benefit the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council and The Freshwater Trust; $10; 7 p.m., doors open 6:15 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or http://thefreshwatertrust.org/rise-bend.
“CHRISTMAS BELLES”: Opening night of Cascades Theatrical Company’s tale of a church Christmas program that spins out of control; $20, $15 seniors, $12 students; 7:30 p.m.; Cascades Theatrical Company, 148 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-389-0803 or www.cascadestheatrical.org.

SATURDAY
Dec. 5
I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR: Tour a home decorated in holiday style, featuring more than 40 Christmas trees with themed decorations; proceeds benefit the Children’s Vision Foundation, the Deschutes County Historical Society and the Williams Syndrome Association; $5; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 2009 tour home, 21163 Clairaway Ave., Bend; 541-382-7375.
“MAKIN’ ROOM”: Bend Theatre for Young People presents a musical by Dennis and Nan Allen about children who learn a lesson while making a video for a fundraiser; proceeds benefit Bend Area Habitat for Humanity; $7, $3 ages 12 and younger; 2 p.m.; First Presbyterian Church, 230 N.E. Ninth St., Bend; 541-419-1395, BendTheatre4YoungPeople@gmail.com or www.bendtheatre.org.

Book honors late outdoor writer
“Meet Me In The Badlands: Exploring Central Oregon with Jim Witty,” is now available throughout Central Oregon. The book is a collection of articles by the late Jim Witty, outdoor writer for The Bulletin. In his articles, Witty took readers with him to the trails, lakes, rivers, desert and mountains of Central Oregon. Witty died unexpectedly in November 2008. His family and friends joined together to publish his articles, a project he had talked about for many years. The book is $19.95, and proceeds go directly to the Jim Witty Memorial Fund to benefit his wife and sons. The book is available in Redmond at Paulina Springs Books and Cent-Wise Sporting Goods, and at several locations in Bend, Sisters, Prineville and Madras. Information: Mark, 541-617-1911, or visit www.outings.webs.com.

Final curtain call for Bend theater

2nd Street Theater’s production of “Harvey,” a classic American comedy and Pulitzer Prize-winning play made popular by Jimmy Stewart, will be the final production for the theater. Due to the current down economy, 2nd Street Theater will close in early January. “Harvey” runs Wednesdays through Saturdays, 8 p.m., and Sundays, 3 p.m., Dec. 3-19. Tickets are $18 adults and $16 students and seniors. Tickets are available online at 2ndstreettheater.com or by phone, 541-312-9626. An opening night reception with champagne and dessert is set for Dec. 3 at 7 p.m.

“Ski for Schools” fundraiser planned

The Mt. Bachelor “Ski for Schools” fundraiser to benefit the Education Foundations for Bend-La Pine and Redmond Schools runs Nov. 30 through Dec. 4. Skiers and snowboarders can purchase a $20 Ski for Schools ticket and redeem it at Mt. Bachelor any one day during the Ski for Schools week for a single-day lift ticket. Tickets are on sale through Nov. 28, and can be purchased in Redmond at all Mid Oregon Credit Union branches, all Redmond McDonald’s restaurants, Jody’s Drive-In and the Redmond School District office. A total of 2,500 tickets are available. Tickets are not available at the Mt. Bachelor ticket windows. Information: www.mtbachelor.com or www.Redmond2jeducationfoundation.org.

Holiday happenings

It’s that time of year again, and there are plenty of seasonal events going on in the area. You’re sure to find something on this list that will help make your days merry and bright, whether a performance of a beloved classic like “The Nutcracker” or tips on where to buy gifts.

Give a little
Marine Corps “Toys for Tots” is accepting new, unwrapped toys in Redmond at Sonic Drive-In, Les Schwab Tire Store, Sherwin Williams, Walgreens, Ray’s Food Place, Big R and Bi-Mart.
Redmond Fire and Rescue/Salvation Army Toy & Food Drive is accepting new, unwrapped toys at the fire hall, 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave., or Redmond Greenhouse, 4101 S. U.S. Highway 97. Firefighters will be on hand to accept donations (including cash) Nov. 28 at the Redmond Wal-Mart, Dec. 5 at the Redmond Safeway and Dec. 12 at Grocery Outlet and Fred Meyer; all times are 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Redmond Chamber of Commerce Giving Tree, 444 S.W. 6th St. : Local Grounds hosts a lovely holiday tree festooned with gift tags containing the names of disadvantaged children and their Christmas wishes and needs. Wrapped gifts need to be returned by Dec. 14 to the chamber or Local Grounds.

Say 'eggnog’!
Have your photo taken with Santa and a live reindeer, $10; 11 a.m.–3 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 12; Operation Santa Claus, 4355 S.W. Highway 126, Redmond. Proceeds benefit the Redmond Reign 18-U fastpitch softball team; 541-548-0718.
Does your dog love Santa? Have your pet’s photo taken with Santa Claus Nov. 28 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.; free with donation to the Humane Society of Redmond; 1355 N.W. Hemlock Ave.; 541-923-0882.

Holiday entertainment
The Redmond School of Dance and Ballet Sage present “High Desert Nutcracker,” a contemporary ballet set in Central Oregon, complete with rockchucks, golfers and cowgirls (but with the traditional Tchaikovsky score); Dec. 5, 7 p.m.; Redmond High School Auditorium; tickets $5 at the school or at the door.
Redmond High School’s Marine JROTC members will be serving as ushers at the Central Oregon School of Ballet’s “Nutcracker” performances and will benefit from ticket sales. The 24th annual performances begin Dec. 5 with a 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. show, and continue Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. Saturday’s matinee offers free admission to the families of deployed military personnel. Adults $14-20, children under 12, $5-6; box office 541-390-5008.
Didn’t you know that “It’s a Wonderful Life”? The Redmond High School drama department presents the holiday classic as a 1946 live radio show, complete with on-stage sound effects and younger actors from Redmond’s middle schools in juvenile roles. Dec. 10-12 at 7 p.m., 2 p.m. matinee Dec. 12; tickets $5; Redmond High School Auditorium.
The Children’s Theater Company of Redmond presents its production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” Dec. 10-12, 7 p.m., and Dec. 13, 2:30 p.m., at The Bridge Church of the Nazarene, 2398 W. Antler Ave., Redmond. The heart warming play centers around the Herdman family, probably the worst kids in the history of the world, as they take over the annual Christmas pageant. General admission is $3 per person. Reserved seating is $5 per person. Seating is limited. Information: 541-460-3024 or visit www.childrenstheatercompany.net.
Christmas Sing ’n’ Sweets, a blend of a musical presentation of the Christmas story, holiday carols and Christmas cookies, is hosted by Highland Baptist Church, 3100 S. W. Highland Ave.; Dec. 12, 7 p.m.; Dec. 13 , 4 and 6:30 p.m.; free, but reserved tickets are required; www.hbcredmond
.org; 541-548-4161.

For a good cause
A fine arts and handcrafts sale by members of the High Desert Society of the Arts will feature music, family arts and crafts classes and hot drinks; a raffle to benefit the HDSA student scholarship fund will be ongoing, and all proceeds from the sale assist the nonprofit art group. The sale will be held at 432 S.W. Sixth Street, weekdays Nov. 30—Dec. 3 from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and weekends Nov. 27 from 2-6 p.m.; Nov. 28 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Nov. 29 from noon to 4 p.m., Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Dec. 5 from noon to 6 p.m.
Festival of the Trees, an annual fundraiser for Hospice of Redmond-Sisters, will be held in a new location this year, the Eagle Crest Event Center. The event features more than 30 decorated Christmas trees and wreaths available for bid, as well as music, raffles, refreshments and visits with Santa. Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. come browse the holiday décor and enjoy games and activities, free. Doors open at 5 p.m. for the gala auction; tickets are $30 for hors d’oeuvres, $50 for full dinner; 541-548-7483.
Children of all ages are invited to the Teddy Bear Tea Dec. 12 at Juniper Golf Course. Two seatings are available, at 10 a.m. and noon, for a visit with Santa, holiday tea, story time with Mrs. Claus and an appearance by the Cinnamon Bear. Tickets need to be purchased in advance at Hospice of Redmond-Sisters; adults, $8.50, children, $12.50; children must be accompanied by adult; 541-548-7483
St. Thomas Academy of Redmond will present its annual Starlite Gala on Dec. 11 at the Eagle Crest Convention Center; attendees will enjoy live entertainment, dinner, dancing and live and silent auctions. Doors open at 6 p.m. and tickets are $60 per person; 541-548-3785.

All the rest
Crooked River Ranch kicks off the holidays Dec. 5 with an artist and craft bazaar at the Ranch Administration Building from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Santa will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a visit or photo, with hot chocolate and cookies. The Starlight Parade begins at 4 p.m., with hot drinks, popcorn and caroling around the bonfire afterwards. On Sunday, Dec. 6, the holiday bazaar continues and Santa will be back from noon to 3 p.m.
Downtown Redmond comes alive for the holidays, beginning at noon Nov. 27 with a 'charm stroll’ sponsored by local merchants: Bring a canned food item into any participating business to receive a map that leads to more unique winter-themed charms. A mailbox for letters to Santa will be unveiled Friday on Sixth Street and the annual Holiday Village Market on Seventh Street’s downtown plaza will open, with vendors featuring food and gifts of all kinds. The village will be open Nov. 28 and Dec. 4-5 as well, from noon to 6 p.m. On Dec. 4, downtown businesses will be open late with special activities as part of a series of “Home for the Holidays” events.
Redmond’s annual Starlight Parade begins at 5 pm. Nov. 28, traveling down Sixth Street from Dogwood to Forest avenues, followed by a tree lighting at 6:30 p.m. in the downtown plaza. An art walk will precede the parade from noon to 5 p.m. in downtown businesses.
Learn how to make professional holiday cakes and cookies from scratch in a class sponsored by the Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Dec. 5 from 3-4:30 p.m. $25; 541-548-7275.
On Dec. 3, teens can create unique gifts with a holiday crafts class from 3:15-4:45 p.m. at the Redmond Library. Free, 541-312-1063.
Throughout the month of December, Eagle Crest Resort west of Redmond will turn on a “magical mile” of holiday lights, a dazzling display it calls StarFest. Weekends until Dec. 19 you can view the lights from a horse-drawn wagon, call 541-504-2316 for times and rates.

Obituary

William Norman Wells
July 14, 1928 - Nov. 17, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond, 541-504-9485
Graveside was held Nov. 24 at Redmond Memorial Cemetery.
Contributions can be made to Redmond-Sisters Hospice.

Edward Spears Storey
Dec. 1, 1923 - Nov. 16, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 541-504-9485
No services are to be held.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pioneer Hospice.

Burnell (B.W.) William Lane
Dec. 14, 1923 - Nov. 9, 2009
Burnell was born to Clara and David Lane on Dec. 14, 1923, in Ellington Mo. He spent his youth in Missouri working in logging camps. He married the love of his life, Anna Marie Medley, on Feb. 16, 1943, a day before he entered the Army. They were married 62 years. He was honorably discharged on Jan 30, 1946, with honors.
He moved his family to Iowa, then to Oregon in 1952, where they raised their five daughters. He loved to fish, hunt and rock hounding and spending time with friends and family. He also loved canning and making jelly. He retired from Brook Scanlon.
Mom and Dad spent many years as snow birds traveling the countryside with friends, then settling in Medford.
Like everything he did in life, he passed away with grace and dignity surrounded by his family on November 9, 2009.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Marie, and grandson, Jason Lee Neth.
He is survived by daughters, Sharon and Jim, Salt Lake City; Jeanne of Colorado Springs, Linda and Stan of Redmond; Mary and Steve of Bend, and Deanne and Brian of Medford; three sisters; three brothers; 13 grandchildren; 14 great- grandchildren; and 12 great- great-grandchildren; and brother-in-law, Bobby Lee Medley.
Dad, no sweeter, kinder man as there ever been -- We love and miss you.
No service at this time. A memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society. Funeral Alternates of Medford.

November 17, 2009

Event calendar

WEDNESDAY
Nov. 18
REDMOND LATINA WOMEN’S GROUP: A free monthly group for women that features guest speakers, fellowship and activities. Children are welcome. Presented by R.I.C.E. (Redmond Inter-Cultural Exchange) and the Latino Community Association; 10 a.m.-noon; Becky Johnson Center, 412 S.W. Eighth St., Redmond; Debbie,541-504-4683.
VETERANS RECEPTION: Featuring a performance by the quartet Finnazz; 1-3 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1052.
SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board meeting, 5:30 p.m.; public invited; 145 S.E. Salmon Ave.; agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.
HEALTHY HOLIDAY EATING: The Center for Integrated Medicine will host a class on how to survive the holidays without gaining weight. Presentation will include recipes and baking tips; free; 5:30 p.m.; Renew Fitness, 855 S.W. Sixth St., Suite C, Redmond; 541-504-0250 or www.centerforintegratedmed.com.

THURSDAY
Nov. 19
TODDLER ART CLASS: For ages 2 1/2 to 4. Tots can dabble in the world of art through fingers and toes. Wear clothes to get messy. Parent participation is required; $5; 10:30-11 a.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.
GAME DAY FOR TEENS: Teens 12 to 17 can play Nintendo Wii, Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and more. Snack provided; free; 3:15-5 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1063 or mercedesh@dpls.us.
GOOD CHAIR, GREAT BOOKS: Read and discuss “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” by Michael Pollan; free; 6-7 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1064 or www.dpls.us/calendar.
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 Nov. 20 and 21 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-383-7290 or www.cocc.edu.
CENTRAL OREGON WRITERS GUILD MEETS: Cowboy poet and writer Larry Dudley is the guest speaker. Dudley’s book, “A Cowboy’s Heart: Poetry & Stories,” reveals heartfelt experiences from his life. He will read from his book and talk about the personal triumph of publishing his poetry. More information about Dudley is posted online at www.cowboysheart.com; free; 6:30-9 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; Elsie Rochna,541-923-0896 or www.centraloregonwritersguild.com.

FRIDAY
Nov. 20
“GETTING STARTED WITH YAHOO! EMAIL”: Learn how to sign up for and use Yahoo! e-mail. Participants should be familiar with using a computer and the Internet. Space is limited. Preregistration is required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1064 or jenniferp@dpls.us.
CANDY CANE CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Handmade items by local artists and crafters; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 1515 N.W. Lower Bridge Way, Terrebonne.
COUNTRY CHRISTMAS: Holiday craft bazaar, Western theme decor, metal art, barn wood decor, horseshoe art; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Smith Rock Community Church, 8344 11th St., Terrebonne; please bring non-perishable food item for church food bank; 541-923-3633.
KNIT OR CROCHET A SNOWMAN: Intermediate class which requires a basic understanding of how to crochet or knit. Class includes initial snowman pattern. Stuffing and accent yarn colors provided. Additional supplies may be needed. Ages 8 and up. Hosted by RAPRD; $35; 10 a.m.-noon; Enchanted Yarns, 515 S.W. Cascade Ave., Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.

SATURDAY
Nov. 21
CANDY CANE CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Hand made items by local artists and crafters; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 1515 N.W. Lower Bridge Way, Terrebonne.
POWELL BUTTE ART SHOW: Featuring pottery, glass ware, paintings and more by 15 local artists; items will be for sale; free admission; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Powell Butte Community Center, 8404 S.W. Reif Road, Powell Butte; 541-419-9253.
COUNTRY CHRISTMAS: Holiday craft bazaar, Western theme decor, metal art, barn wood decor, horseshoe art; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Smith Rock Community Church, 8344 11th St., Terrebonne; please bring non-perishable food item for church food bank; 541-923-3633.
HARMONY 4 WOMEN: Performance by the seasonal women’s chorus; directed by Connie Norman; proceeds benefit four local women’s groups; $10; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Summit High School, 2855 N.W. Clearwater Drive, Bend; 541-383-3142 or www.wrcco.org.
VFW DANCE AND MUSIC: Dance to the sounds of Bob and Edi Rae; $4 VFW members; $6 nonmembers; 7-11 p.m.; VFW Hall, 1836 S.W. Veterans Way, Redmond; 541-548-4108.

MONDAY
Nov. 23
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 before class starts; free; 9-11 a.m.; COIC WorkSource Bend, 1645 N.E. Forbes Road, Bend; 541-389-9661 or www.coic.org.
SCIENCE PARTY: See exploding pumpkins, expanding goo and billowing smoke, play with slime and more; $7, $5 High Desert Museum members; 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754, ext. 241 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
MONDAY MOVIE MANIA: Showing of “Hannah Montana: The Movie.” Learn Hannah dance moves after the movie. For ages 7 to 12. Snacks provided; free; 1-3:15 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1054 or peggyr@dpls.us.
MAKE A HOLIDAY STOCKING: Learn how to make a basic stocking that you use to create a personalized stocking for everyone in the family. All materials included. For kids in grade 3 and up; $20; 3-5 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.

TUESDAY
Nov. 24
SCIENCE PARTY: See exploding pumpkins, expanding goo and billowing smoke, play with slime and more; $7, $5 High Desert Museum members; 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754, ext. 241 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.

WEDNESDAY
Nov. 25
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE: Blood donations needed; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Redmond Grange, 707 S.W. Kalama Ave., Redmond; 800-GIVE LIFE.

THURSDAY
Nov. 26
COMMUNITY OF REDMOND THANKSGIVING DINNER: Featuring turkey and trimmings prepared by two local chefs; free; 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; 541-548-7128.
541-419-6021.

FRIDAY
Nov. 27
SCIENCE PARTY: See exploding pumpkins, expanding goo and billowing smoke, play with slime and more; $7, $5 High Desert Museum members; 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754, ext. 241 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
HOLIDAY ART PARTY: Art, wine and music; free; noon-9 p.m.; Dawson Station, Sixth Street and Cedar Avenue, Redmond; 541-526-0489.
AUTHOR PRESENTATION: R. Gregory Nokes speaks about his book, “Massacred for Gold”; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491 or www.rgregorynokes.com.

SATURDAY
Nov. 28
KIDS DAY AT THE NATURE CENTER: A day of nature, science talks and activities, including a solar viewing; $2 adult, free ages 12 and younger; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, 57245 River Road, Sunriver; 541-593-4394.
CHRISTMAS PHOTOS: Take a photo with Santa and a live reindeer; proceeds benefit the Redmond Reign 18u fast pitch softball team; $10; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Operation Santa Claus, 4355 W. Highway 126, Redmond; 541-548-0718.
PET PHOTOS WITH SANTA: Have your pet take a photo with Santa Claus; proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Redmond; free with donation to the Humane Society; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Humane Society of Redmond, 1355 N.E. Hemlock Ave., Redmond; 541-923-0882.
OREGON SESQUICENTENNIAL AUTHOR SERIES: Crystal Sands talks about her book “The Children’s Travel Guide to Bend”; included in the price of admission; $10 adults, $9 ages 65 and older, $6 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; 1:30 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
REDMOND STARLIGHT HOLIDAY PARADE: Themed “A Christmas Story”; free; 5 p.m.; downtown Redmond; 541-923-5191.

SUNDAY
Nov. 29
CHRISTMAS PHOTOS: Take a photo with Santa and a live reindeer; proceeds benefit the Redmond Reign 18u fast pitch softball team; $10; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Operation Santa Claus, 4355 W. Highway 126, Redmond; 541-548-0718.

WEDNESDAY
Dec. 2
HEALTHY HOLIDAY EATING: The Center for Integrated Medicine will host a class on how to survive the holidays without gaining weight. Presentation will include recipes and baking tips; free; 5:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-504-0250 or www.centerforintegratedmed.com.

THURSDAY
Dec. 3
HOLIDAY CRAFTS FOR TEENS: Teens 12 to 17 can make holiday gifts. Materials and snacks provided; free; 3:15-4:45 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1063 or mercedesh@dpls.us.
“HARVEY”: Opening night of 2nd Street Theater’s tale of a man and his imaginary friend, Harvey, who is a 6 1/2-foot tall rabbit; with champagne and dessert reception; $18, $16 students and seniors ages 62 and older; 7 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626, 2ndsttheater@bendcable.com or www.2ndstreettheater.com.

FRIDAY
Dec. 4
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: Part of the Home for the Holiday events in downtown Redmond. The gallery will feature more than 60 new original works by various artists; free; 5-8 p.m.; High Desert Gallery, 453 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-548-1811 or www.highdesertgallery.com.
“CHRISTMAS BELLES”: Opening night of Cascades Theatrical Company’s tale of a church Christmas program that spins out of control; $20, $15 seniors, $12 students; 7:30 p.m.; Cascades Theatrical Company, 148 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-389-0803 or www.cascadestheatrical.org.
“HARVEY”: 2nd Street Theater presents the tale of a man and his imaginary friend, Harvey, who is a 6 1/2-foot tall rabbit; $18, $16 students and seniors ages 62 and older; 8 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626, 2ndsttheater@bendcable.com or www.2ndstreettheater.com.

SATURDAY
Dec. 5
CHRISTMAS PHOTOS: Take a photo with Santa and a live reindeer; proceeds benefit the Redmond Reign 18u fast pitch softball team; $10; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Operation Santa Claus, 4355 W. Highway 126, Redmond; 541-548-0718.
MAKE HOLIDAY COOKIES AND CAKES: This class will teach you how to make professional cakes and cookies from scratch. Everyone will take home a six-inch cake and a dozen cookies. Ages 16 and up. Hosted by RAPRD; $25; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond High School Hartman Campus, 2105 W. Antler Ave., Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.
“HIGH DESERT NUTCRACKER”: The classic holiday ballet, in a style inspired by Central Oregon people and culture. Presented by Ballet Sage and Redmond School of Dance; $5; 7 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-6957.
“HARVEY”: 2nd Street Theater presents the tale of a man and his imaginary friend, Harvey, who is a 6 1/2-foot tall rabbit; $18, $16 students and seniors ages 62 and older; 8 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626, 2ndsttheater@bendcable.com or www.2ndstreettheater.com.

SUNDAY
Dec. 6
CHRISTMAS PHOTOS: Take a photo with Santa and a live reindeer; proceeds benefit the Redmond Reign 18u fast pitch softball team; $10; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Operation Santa Claus, 4355 W. Highway 126, Redmond; 541-548-0718.
CASCADE WINDS SYMPHONIC BAND: Band standards, show tunes, orchestra transcriptions, marches and more performed under the direction of Dan Judd; donations accepted; 2 p.m.; Summit High School, 2855 N.W. Clearwater Drive, Bend; 541-593-1635 or www.cascadewinds.org.
“HARVEY”: 2nd Street Theater presents the tale of a man and his imaginary friend, Harvey, who is a 6 1/2-foot tall rabbit; $18, $16 students and seniors ages 62 and older; 3 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626, 2ndsttheater@bendcable.com or www.2ndstreettheater.com.
COSMIC SWIM: Lights, music and games. For middle school students only. Must show student I.D; $2.50; 8:30-10:30 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.

Christmas at CRR
The Annual “Ole’ Fashioned Christmas,” at Crooked River Ranch is set for Dec. 5-6. Festivities include the Crooked River Ranch Artist and Crafters’ Holiday Bazaar Dec. 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Ranch Administration building, visits and photos with Santa from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., cookies and hot chocolate and a Starlight Parade starting at 4 p.m. The Ranch Christmas tree lighting will take place during the parade. On Dec. 6, the craft sale continues from 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., and Santa returns for visits and photos from noon to 3 p.m. Information: 541-923-2679.

Language groups
R.I.C.E. (Redmond Inter-Cultural Exchange) continues to host weekly language groups: Spanish, Saturdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Redmond COCC campus, Building 3; French, Saturdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Redmond COCC campus, Building 3; and Italian, Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Dudley’s Bookshop Café, 135 N.W. Minnesota Ave., Bend. All groups are free and open to the public. Donations are accepted to help cover the cost of materials. Information: Barb, 541-447-0732.

Strummin’ Strings guitar lessons
Redmond Area Park and Recreation District will offer a beginners’ guitar class for ages 8 and up Tuesdays and Thursdays, Dec. 2-17, at the RAPRD Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St. Class for 11 and over, 4-4:45 p.m., class for 8 to 11, 4:45-5:30 p.m. Cost is $36. Information: 541-548-7275.

Blue Dragons Kung Fu
Redmond Area Park and Recreation District is hosting a class for kids ages 4 to 8 on Blue Dragons Kung Fu mixed martial arts Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-5:15 p.m., Dec. 1-29 at the RAPRD Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St. The program incorporates Chinese style martial arts, simple gymnastics, yoga and creative movement. Basic stances, punches, blocks and kicks will be taught with an emphasis on the Shaolin Animals. Cost is $30. Information: 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.

Ski for schools
The Mt. Bachelor “Ski for Schools” fundraiser to benefit the Education Foundations for Bend-La Pine and Redmond Schools runs Nov. 30 through Dec. 4. Skiers and snowboarders can purchase a $20 Ski for Schools ticket and redeem it at Mt. Bachelor any one day during the Ski for Schools week for a single day lift ticket. Tickets are on sale through Nov. 28, and can be purchased in Redmond at all Mid Oregon Credit Union branches, all Redmond McDonald’s, Jody’s Drive-In and the Redmond School District office. A total of 2,500 tickets are available. Tickets are not available at the Mt. Bachelor ticket windows. Information: www.mtbachelor.com or www.Redmond2jeducationfoundation.org.

Best Christmas Pageant Ever
The Children’s Theater Company of Redmond presents its production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” Dec. 10-12, 7 p.m., and Dec. 13, 2:30 p.m., at The Bridge Church of the Nazarene, 2398 W. Antler Ave., Redmond. The heart-warming play centers around the Herdman family, probably the worst kids in the history of the world, as they take over the annual Christmas pageant. General admission is $3 per person. Reserved seating is $5 per person. Seating is limited. Information: 541-460-3024 or visit www.childrenstheatercompany.net.

Obituaries

Adeline Bessie “Eddie” Bower
March 25, 1914 – Nov. 8, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Redmond 541-504-9485
Services: A public viewing was held Nov. 12, at Autumn Funerals in Redmond. A memorial service was held at Nov. 14, at the Word of Victory Church, 645 SE Salmon Ave., in Redmond.

Justin Richard Butler
April 12, 1995 – Nov. 8, 2009
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel, 541-548-3219
Services were Nov. 14, 2009,
at Powell Butte Church

Forrest Douglas Myers
April 29, 1916 – Nov. 6, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals of Redmond, 541-504-9485
No services to be held at this time.

William Walton Umberger
June 1, 1930 - Nov. 2, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals -Redmond, 541-504-9485
No services were held.

Steven Glenn Rexroad
July 15, 1952 - Nov. 12, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 541-504-9485
No services to be held.

Ivan R. Eastwood
Aug. 31, 1938 - Nov. 11, 2009
Dr. Ivan R. Eastwood of Bend, died Wednesday after a long illness. A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church on December 5, 2009, at 3 p.m.
Dr. Eastwood was born in Summerfield, Kansas, and earned a bachelor's from the University of Kansas. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to attend the University of Aberdeen. He returned to the United States where he completed medical school at Johns Hopkins. After graduation, he spent time in the Public Health Service in Memphis, Tennessee, before coming to the Northwest, where he completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Washington.
He moved to Bend in 1972 and joined Bend Memorial Clinic where he worked until a motor vehicle accident in 2003. He was Bend's first gastroenterologist.
His dedication to patient care and his colleagues was matched only by his unique ability to connect with people and find their "real life” stories. He also enjoyed spending time with his family, gardening and cooking.
Survivors include daughters, Dr. Katherine L. Eastwood of Seattle, and Helen L. Eastwood of Bend, and a granddaughter, Maisie L. Eastwood of Seattle. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Lesley Flaccus Eastwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to Volunteers in Medicine or the Central Oregon Community College Nursing Program.
Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral home is honored to serve the family. 541.382.2471. Please visit and sign the online guestbook at www.niswonger-reynolds.com

November 4, 2009

Obituaries

Dorothy Carlson
Dec. 13, 1920 - Oct. 27, 2009
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend, 541-382-0903
www.bairdmortuaries.com
Memorial service in Brookings, Ore.; details are pending. Please call Baird Funeral Home for time, date and location.
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers in Dorothy’s memory can be sent to: Partners in Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701 or American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org or 1-800-227-2345

William P. ‘Pete’ Webster
June 17, 1938 - Oct. 23, 2009
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend, 541-382-0903
www.bairdmortuaries.com
No formal services, per Pete’s request.
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers to: Humane Society of Central Oregon, 61170 SE 27th St., Bend, OR 97702, 541-382-3537, www.hsco.org

Grove ‘Andy’ M. Anderson
April 29, 1946 - Oct. 30, 2009
Arrangements: Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home, 382-2471, www.niswonger-reynolds.com
A graveside service will be held at Pilot Butte Cemetery on Wednesday, November 4, 2009, at 1 p.m. Contributions may be made to Partners in Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701.

Helen Y. Palms
Oct. 20, 1924 - Oct. 30, 2009
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel, 541-548-3219
www.redmondmemorial.com
Private family service. Memorials may be sent in Helen’s memory to Redmond-Sisters Hospice, 732 SW 23rd, Redmond, OR 97756.

Harold Vincent Halderman
June 19, 1924 - Oct. 29, 2009
Arrangements: Whispering Pines Funeral Home, 541-416-9733
No service will be held at this time.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2350 Oakmont Way Ste. 200, Eugene, OR 97401
1-877-221-3072.

Michael Lee Morris
June 5, 1954 – Oct. 30, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 504-9485
No Services will be held.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to The Rotary Foundation, 14280 Collections Center Dr., Chicago, IL 60693.

David Lyn Schaefer
Sept. 26, 1947 - Oct. 28, 2009
Arrangements: Whispering Pines Funeral Home, 541-416-9733.
No service will be held at this time.
Contributions may be made to the Humane Society of The Ochoco's, 1280 SW Tom McCall Rd., Prineville, OR 97754. 541-447-7178.

Kathryn Dorothy Hickey
Feb. 3, 1909 - Oct. 26, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 541-504-9485
Services: Funeral was held Monday, Nov. 2nd, 2009, interment was at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery.

Maria L. Amador
May 21, 1931 - Oct. 23, 2009
Arrangements: Deschutes Memorial Chapel, 541-382-5592
www.deschutesmemorialchapel.com
Graveside services were held on Wednesday, October 28, 2009.

Hazel P. Gerber
April 19, 1910 - Oct. 19, 2009
Arrangements: Deschutes Memorial Chapel, 382-5592
www.deschutesmemorialchapel.com
Services: Graveside service was held at Skyline Memorial Park, October 30.

Mary Viola (Talanca) Halsey
Feb. 5, 1927 - Oct. 24, 2009
Arrangements: Deschutes Memorial Chapel, 541-382-5592 www.deschutesmemorialchapel.com
Graveside service was held Thursday, October 29, 2009.

Shane Michael Christensen,
Nov. 16, 1990 - Oct. 26, 2009
Arrangements: Deschutes Memorial Chapel, 541-382-5592, www.deschutesmemorialchapel.com
A memorial service was held Sunday, November 1, 2009.

Gladys Marie (Marbut) Tuckfield
July 19, 1922 - Oct. 28, 2009
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel, 541-548-3219
Memorial service was held Monday, November 2, 2009.

Orth A. Kelly
Dec. 21, 1915 - Oct. 29, 2009
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel, 541-548-3219
Memorial service was held on Tuesday, November 3, 2009

La Verne (Verne) Lowell Shepherd
April 21, 1920 - November 1, 2009
Verne went to be with the Lord on November 1, 2009, after a short bout with cancer.
He was born in Oakdale, Neb., to Lowell and Grace Shepherd. He was the first of four children, Opal, Josephine and Gwen; who all preceded him in death.
He met Helen (Betty) Patterson in Walker Mine, Calif. They were married in Reno, Nev., in July 1939. They had three children, Rose Ann, John Lowell (Jack) and Frances Ann (Fran). Betty passed away in 1980. He then married Barbara Haney who preceded him in death in March, 2009.
He is survived by Fran Payne, Bob Haney, Rick Haney, Cheryl Eaton and Lori Weston; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Verne had many jobs in his life time from construction to maintenance. He was a lumber truck driver and a lineman. He panned for gold, he was a welder, a carpenter. He worked on the Shasta Dam Bridge, he worked in Alaska at the Isleton AFB, an apartment building in Kodiak, he was a ditch rider for Squaw Creek, did many miscellaneous jobs in farming, etc. But his first love was at the ocean. He was a cook on a whaling ship and owned two commercial fishing boats; the Betty S. and the Colleen. He fished from the San Pablo Yacht Harbor to Newport Bay. He loved fishing and hunting and all his grandkids.
May the wind be always at your back, the sunshine warm upon you face, the rains fall soft upon your fields, and until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of his hand.
Service will be held in Redmond at the Christian Church, 10th and Evergreen, Friday, November 6, at 11 am.

November 3, 2009

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Joe and Sarah, married and gone to fashion their own life and family. All of them fledged and flew. "Empty nest" is apt. A little sad, a little prideful, a moment in life when you hear that otherwise inaudible click and know that things have changed at this very moment."
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"I realized that I finally found my passion in life because anything like cooking or baking that makes you that happy is something you should do forever. So I found myself this morning, slightly exhausted from the lack of sleep but jumping out of bed to head to class at Le Cordon Bleu exactly like Julia did in her life with excitement and anticipation, eager to bake and take on the day one slab of butter at a time."
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Redmond blogs?

Yes, Redmond has bloggers and they blog - quite a bit, in fact. Here's a sampling.


Julieloves2knit.blogspot.com

Most bloggers begin with something to say, and typically it focuses on a central topic.
For Julie O'Neal that topic was knitting.
“I didn't know other knitters existed when I started,” says the 59-year-old executive assistant. “I found blogs by other knitters and they wrote about the projects they were working on, patterns and what they learned and I thought 'How cool is this? I can do that.'”
A self-describes 'computer geek' O'Neal took a lot of trial and error to learn how she wanted her blog to look and function.
“Julieloves2knit” began in 2005 and was knitting-dominated in the beginning.
“You can tell reading the early posts that I had a really boring life; I had a lot of posts!” she says. Now she may only post weekly, sometimes less. O'Neal has also discovered her blog has readers all over the U.S. and abroad and has made Internet friends with several.
“In the beginning you read more blogs than you write and eventually you feel like you're getting to know the person (who writes the blog). Then you start getting regular readers on your blog and they feel they know you. Many of them are my age and we have a lot in common; it's just like having a regular friend, just not as intimate (as face-to-face conversation).”
Like many bloggers, eventually O'Neal found herself writing about more diverse subjects than she originally intended. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer just over a year ago, she never hesitated discussing it online – and therefore with the world.
“I thought that if someone else, anyone, were going through the same things and read what I wrote, then they would be comforted by the knowledge they're not alone,” says O'Neal.
Nowadays her personal life pops up frequently on her blog, and her grown children have taken to chiding her if she fails to update readers to the latest goings on in their lives. Her son, who according to his mother doesn't call home nearly often enough, nonetheless reads the blog regularly and recently scolded his mother for his having to find out important news about her life from her blog.
Her reply? Call home more often.




Amandacowell.typepad.com

For Amanda Cowell, 27, blogging has been a surprising gift that has helped make her comfortable with herself and less self-conscious.
“I've really gotten nothing but positive connections from the blog and met a lot of great people,” says the 27-year-old florist, crafter and mother.
Violaceous began a nearly two years ago, after Cowell began entering the online world by placing her crafting creations on Web sites for sale. But she wanted to talk more about the creative process, treasures she'd find, herself and her family.
“It's evolved a ton, I can't believe how much its changed since the beginning,” says Cowell. “In the beginning the photos were bad and it was very wordy.” Eventually, she got more practiced with a camera – and got a new camera– and worked to make the blog fun and interesting to readers, who in the beginning were mostly family, friends and fellow crafters.
“I read a lot of other blogs and comment, then they often visit my blog and comment and you can generate a lot traffic that way,” she says. “In the beginning I spent more time tracking to see where visitors came from but not so much now.”
Finding the time to post is one of the hardest thing for Cowell, with a preschooler, husband and job competing for time. She recently tried to begin a '30 Days of Happiness' series of posts, after a particularly rough patch in her life, to help her look for what gave her joy. She had to amend it to '30 Posts of Happiness' – not because it was hard to find things that made her very happy, but because it was hard to find the time to post about it.
“Instead of living in the moment I felt pressured to write about it,” she says, “but I like to wait until I have something to say.”
One of the things she enjoys the most about blogging is how it brings her together with people she wouldn't meet, especially living in a small town.
“And it's been great for memories. I take lots of photos but they're not organized. Looking at the blogs I can relive the memories as they happened.”





Generationv.blogspot.com

Nikki Jefford and her husband Sebastien don't have television. They also have a tight budget – Nikki's been looking for full-time work since moving to Redmond nearly a year ago.
So, to fill the time and keep her writing skills strong, Nikki blogs. “Generation V” was actually begun before the move but has taken a front seat since the relocation. The 32-year-old Alaskan is a passionate vegan and her blog title refers to the vegan lifestyle and its followers.
“I wanted to come out of the cupboard, so to speak, to my family and friends,” says Jefford. Taking the time to inform, enlighten and generally share her feelings about veganism was her primary reason for beginning the blog, although it's grown into something bigger over time. She writes about getting used to a new community as well as her search for a job and her constant quest to find the best vegan dishes to cook.
“Generation V” has followers all over the world, something that tickles Jefford, even though she insists she'd blog even if no one was reading it.
“It's a great creative tool for writers, it helps keep your skills up,” she says, adding that she's always kept a journal – only now it's online for everyone to see.
However, having a more visible and widely-read blog means hearing from more readers and not all of them have nice things to say, Jefford says, but that's OK by her.
“If you're going to put yourself out there you need to be prepared for criticism,” she says. “I've never had a problem with that.”



Ancientartist.typepad.com

Sue Smith may be an artist but she also has a head for business.
The 61-year-old artist didn't take up her avocation professionally until after she turned 50 and sometimes she felt quite removed from all the young people entering the art world.
A class on the business side of art convinced her to start a Web site and eventually that grew into two separate blogs.
“I only had some very basic computer skills when I started but the templates offered for Web sites and blogs makes it very easy,” says Smith. “They're user friendly and very intuitive. It's intimidating for people like myself who didn't learn computers when they were young. ”
Ancientartist was Smith's first blog. “I thought about it a long time; I knew it would not be just about me but wanted it to be something where I was writing about my own experience and my audience was over 50 individuals getting into art. There's not a lot of support for older artist, most of it is youth-oriented.” She wrote about her work processes, her thoughts on art and getting older.
“I'd hear from artists who were really helped by what I wrote and that's what I wanted.”
The blog turned out to be more successful than she had dreamed, gathering readers from all over the world. “I just wrote and the longer I did it, the more it spread. It was picked up by blog aggregators (Web sites dedicated to listing the location and topics of blogs) and went from there.”
Blogs can be a great support system, says Smith, a good way of connecting with others who are working towards a common goal or share your passion.
With two Web sites and two blogs and several years of experience Smith has advice for beginners.
“Read a lot of blogs out there and pay attention to what you like and don't like about them. Explore the different sites that offer blogs, some are free and some have fees – pay sites have more flexibility but sometimes need more technical skills to run.”
Smith also recommends writing blogs in a casual, approachable manner, which encourages readers to follow blogs regular and participate by commenting.
“If you're proclaiming 'The World According to Me' people aren't as likely to read and comment. Tone is really important on blogs, you want to keep it open to conversation.”
However, bloggers should never lost sight of the fact that they are communicating in a public forum and anyone can read it.
“Pay attention to basic journalistic rules, it's not a free-for-all. Once you hit 'publish' you're cooked if someone takes exception to what you've said. Touch more on issues, not individuals or entities. Write once, think twice.”




Cinemusing.blogspot.com

For a guy who subtitled one of his blogs “Because I'm That Central to Your Existence,” Brian Johnson doesn't much care if people log in to see what he has to say. He wouldn't mind it, he might even get a kick out of it, but it's not worth it to him to work hard at attracting visitors to his sites.
“It's just a hobby, more for myself than anything,” says Johnson, a 35-year-old videographer, filmmaker and drama teacher, currently unemployed and juggling a family – including a wife, preschooler and new baby – and a large online presence.
“I may have bitten off more than I can chew,” with four separate blogs, Johnson admits, fully aware that when his videography business picks up again with the economy he may not be able to keep them all up.
The first blog came about five years ago, when Johnson, who majored in film in college, decided to start a movie review blog. Then came “Cinemusing,” a blog revolving around his various film production experiences and insight. After that Johnson, a devout Christian, added a faith-based blog and eventually a catch-all “All About Brian” blog for topics that didn't fit anywhere else.
“I'm a bit OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder),” he says with a wry grin. Humor is big in Johnson's blogs. An actor and theatrical director on top of everything else, his blogs reflect his dry wit (one blog has a spot for 'snide remarks' where most blogs ask for comments).
“Cinemusing” has links to some of his video projects on YouTube and other cinema-related Web sites and mention Hollywood as often as Redmond. It's probably the most widely read blog Johnson guesses, but without a traffic counter on his site, he really doesn't know and while he doesn't spend much time thinking about who will see what he writes, he never loses sight of the fact that they are posted in a public format.
“There's a pseudo-anonymity about being online that deceives people; if all they're doing is facing a computer screen they forget others can see what they write.”
-- story by Leslie Pugmire Hole

Event calendar

Thrifty Dog Sales
The Humane Society of Redmond will be holding five weekend sales Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 13 through Dec. 19. Donations of items for the sales are needed and can be dropped off at the shelter Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds from the sales will help support the shelter. Information: Chris Bauersfeld, 541-923-0882.

Art and gifts for Christmas

The High Desert Society of the Arts will present the “Art of Christmas Sales Show” in conjunction with Redmond’s holiday celebrations. All items for sale are made by members of the society and include unique gifts and fine arts. Sales will be held at Urban, 432 S.W. Sixth St., on the following dates: Nov. 27, 2-6 p.m.; Nov. 28, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Nov. 29, noon to 4 p.m.; Nov. 30 through Dec. 3, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Dec. 4, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Dec. 5, noon to 6 p.m. Information:: 541-923-9974.

Fossil Beds news
John Day Fossil Beds National Monumnent has new winter hours at its visitor center: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. seven days week, closed on federal holidays through February. Nov. 7 a ranger will hold a stargazing tour at the visitor center beginning at 5 p.m.; free, participants should bring binoculars and dress for the weather. Information: 541-987-2333.

WEDNESDAY
Nov. 4
EDIT A REPORT WITH WORD: This class introduces users to MS Word. Learn some of the basic functions of Word, plus edit and save a report. Familiarity with the Windows operating system and MS Office programs is suggested. Space is limited and preregistration is required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1053 or lesliw@dpls.us.
“IT’S IN THE BAG” LECTURE SERIES: Matt Shinderman presents “Green Homes and Green Consumerism: What Does Green Really Mean?”; lecture covers the motivation to buy organic food and live in green homes; free; noon-1 p.m.; OSU-Cascades, Cascades Hall, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-322-3100, info@osucascades.edu or www.OSUcascades.edu.
SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board meeting, 5:30 p.m.; public is welcome; 145 S.E. Salmon Ave.; agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.
INDOOR ART WALK & ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: Cindy Briggs talks about her experience as an artist; free; 4-6 p.m.; The Design Center, 2127 S. Highway 97, Redmond; 541-548-6900.
“WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON?”: Herb Meyer speaks on issues of security, economy and culture that shape the 21st century; $10 or $20; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-383-7257 or www.towertheatre.org.
THE NATURE OF WORDS: Rising Star Creative Writing Competition Awards for Young Writers presentation; no ticket required; free; 7 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Robert L. Barber Library, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-318-5457, info@thenatureofwords.org or www.thenatureofwords.org.

THURSDAY
Nov. 5
THE NATURE OF WORDS: Featuring readings and book signings by Karen Karbo, Matthew Dickman and Sherman Alexie; $15, $7.50 ages 65 and older, free for first 75 students; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-318-5457, info@thenatureofwords.org or www.thenatureofwords.org.

FRIDAY
Nov. 6
THE NATURE OF WORDS: Featuring “Sherman Alexie Unplugged,” a special presentation followed by a Q&A; $45; 9-11 a.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Pinckney Center for the Arts, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-318-5457, info@thenatureofwords.org or www.thenatureofwords.org.
THE NATURE OF WORDS: Featuring author workshops with Seth Kantner, Jane Kirkpatrick, Valzhyna Mort, Matthew Dickman, Charles Goodrich and Karen Karbo; $45 per workshop; 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; OSU-Cascades Campus, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-318-5457, info@thenatureofwords.org or www.thenatureofwords.org.
SNOWFLAKE BOUTIQUE CRAFT SALE: The 34th annual craft sale featuring gifts, artwork and holiday decor handcrafted by local artisans. Net proceeds from door admission will go to the Family Access Network; $2 admission; 1-8 p.m.; North Sister, Three Sisters Conference and Convention Center, Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-2711 or www.snowflakeboutique.org.
THE NATURE OF WORDS: Featuring presentations and book signings by Valzhyna Mort, Seth Kantner, Kim Stafford and Jane Kirkpatrick; $15, $7.50 ages 65 and older, free for first 75 students; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-318-5457, info@thenatureofwords.org or www.thenatureofwords.org.

SATURDAY
Nov. 7
ANGELFEST CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: An array of unique handcrafted holiday gifts and baked goods. Lunch will be served 10 to 2 pm. All proceeds help support Redmond community projects; free; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Community Presbyterian Church, 529 N.W. 19th St., Redmond; 541-548-3367.
DESCHUTES RIVER TRAIL WORK PARTY: Clear hiking and running trails; wear long pants, gloves and boots; directions to trailhead available on Web site; free;9 a.m.-noon; 541-617-8878, happytails@dogpac.org or www.dogpac.org/trails.
LORD’S ACRE DAY: The 63rd annual event features a sale of crafts, baked goods and novelties, live music, a barbecue dinner, an auction, 10K run, 5K walk and more; proceeds benefit Powell Butte Christian Church; free admission, $27 and $15 races, $7 barbecue; 7 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. events; Powell Butte Christian Church, 13720 S.W. Highway 126, Powell Butte; 541-548-3066 or www.powellbuttechurch.com.
SNOWFLAKE BOUTIQUE CRAFT SALE: The 34th annual craft sale featuring gifts, artwork and holiday decor handcrafted by local artisans. Net proceeds from door admission will go to the Family Access Network; $2 admission; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; North Sister, Three Sisters Conference and Convention Center, Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-2711 or www.snowflakeboutique.org.
THE NATURE OF WORDS: Featuring workshops with Matthew Dickman, Charles Goodrich, Seth Kantner, Karen Karbo, Kim Stafford, Jane Kirkpatrick and Valzhyna Mort; $45 per workshop; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; OSU-Cascades Campus, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-318-5457, info@thenatureofwords.org or www.thenatureofwords.org.
HISTORY OF SK8BOARDING IN CENTRAL OREGON: Gabriel Triplette talks about Central Oregon skaters and the odds and obstacles they face; free; 3 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1034 or www.dpls.us/calendar.
LUMINARIA CEREMONY: Event honors those who are fighting cancer and those who have lost the battle; $5 for Luminaria bags; 6-8 p.m.; Old Mill District, 661 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Bend; 541-312-0131 or www.bendrelay.com.
PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT : Children will receive climbing instruction and play games, in addition to other activities; $15 for one child and $8 for each additional child; Preregister the Friday before.; InClimb Gym, 1182 Centennial Court, Bend; 541-388-6764.
TRIAGE: Local improvisational comedy group will perform; $5; 7:30 p.m., doors open 7 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626 or www.2ndstreettheater.com.

SUNDAY
Nov. 8
DROPKICK MURPHYS: The Celtic rock band performs; $22 plus service charges in advance, $25 at the door; 8 p.m., doors open 7 p.m.; Midtown Ballroom, 51 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; www.randompresents.com.

MONDAY
Nov. 9
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 Nov. 10, 8 a.m. to noon.; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; 541-548-6325.
DURAC: Downtown Urban Renewal Advisory Committee meeting, 5 p.m.; public is welcome; 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

WEDNESDAY
Nov. 11
EXPLORE DESCHUTES PUBLIC CATALOG: Learn how to locate materials at the Deschutes Public Library, place a hold and access your library account. Space is limited and preregistration is required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1053 or lesliw@dpls.us.
HISTORIAL COMMISSION: Redmond Historical Commission meeting, 2 p.m.; public is welcome; 529 S.W. Seventh St.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
FIRE BOARD: Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District meeting, 7 p.m.; public is welcome; 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave.
THE DECORATED TABLE: Hands-on craft demonstration and workshop taught by a professional fashion and floral designer. Learn how to create a beautifully decorated holiday table. Space is limited; free; 1 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1034 or www.dpls.us/calendar.
“THE METROPOLITAN OPERA, AIDA”: Starring Violeta Urmana, Dolora Zajick, Johan Botha and Carlo Guelfi in an encore presentation of Verdi’s masterpiece; opera performance transmitted in high definition; $18; 6:30 p.m.; Regal Old Mill Stadium 16, 680 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Bend; 541-382-6347.

FRIDAY
Nov. 13
“GETTING STARTED WITH COMPUTERS AND SOFTWARE”: This basic hands-on class is designed for those with some computer experience. It covers mouse skills, scrolling and other basic tasks within MS Office programs. Must be able to use a computer mouse. Space is limited; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1053 or lesliw@dpls.us.
HOLIDAY BAZAAR AND CHILI FEED: The bazaar features collectibles and antiques, used and rare books, handmade crafts and baked goods. Vintage wagon tours of the historic district and downtown Bend will be offered; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Des Chutes Historical Museum, 129 N.W. Idaho Ave., Bend; 541-389-1813.
ART ENVY, THE ART OF GRAFFITI: Local artist Paula Bullwinkel will discuss famous graffiti artists, followed by a painting workshop; free; 11 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1034 or www.dpls.us/calendar.

SATURDAY
Nov. 14
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 Nov. 15, 8 a.m. to noon.; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; 541-548-6325.
HOLIDAY BAZAAR AND CHILI FEED: The bazaar features collectibles and antiques, used and rare books, handmade crafts and baked goods. Vintage wagon tours of the historic district and downtown Bend will be offered; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Des Chutes Historical Museum, 129 N.W. Idaho Ave., Bend; 541-389-1813.
PRETTIES & PUMPKINS: Luncheon and fashion show with raffles and a silent auction; proceeds will be used to buy a baby warmer for the birthing center at St. Charles Redmond; $15; noon; Redmond Community Church Auditorium, 237 N.W. Ninth St., Redmond; 541-923-8223.
DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION : Bend chapter monthly meeting. Guest speaker is veteran Jack Cook; 1 p.m.; Awbrey Glen Restaurant, 2500 N.W. Awbrey Glen Drive, Bend; Jeanie McKay,541-382-8785.
PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT : Children will receive climbing instruction and play games, in addition to other activities; $15 for one child and $8 for each additional child; Preregister the Friday before.; InClimb Gym, 1182 Centennial Court, Bend; 541-388-6764.

SUNDAY
Nov. 15
EMPTY BOWLS: Eighth annual event features gourmet soup and selection of an artisan potter’s bowl; proceeds benefit NeighborImpact; $18; 11:30 a.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Robert L. Barber Library, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-548-2380, ext. 106 or www.neighborimpact.org.
REDMOND COMMUNITY CONCERT ASSOCIATION PERFORMANCE: Soprano Bella Sorella and Irish baritone Nyle Wolfe perform; $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.

TUESDAY
Nov. 17
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.
TIEMPO LIBRE: Grammy nominees perform Latin jazz fusion; $25-$30; 7:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

THURSDAY
Nov. 19
GOOD CHAIR, GREAT BOOKS: Read and discuss “The Omnivore’s Dilemma,” by Michael Pollan; free; 6-7 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1064 or www.dpls.us/calendar.
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 Nov. 20 and 21 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-383-7290 or www.cocc.edu.

FRIDAY
Nov. 20
CANDY CANE CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Hand made items by local artists and crafters; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 1515 N.W. Lower Bridge Way, Terrebonne.
GETTING STARTED WITH YAHOO! EMAIL: Learn how to sign up for and use Yahoo! e-mail. Participants should be familiar with using a computer and the Internet. Space is limited. Preregistration is required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1064 or jenniferp@dpls.us.
PRCA RODEO CIRCUIT FINALS: Featuring competitors from Oregon, Washington and Idaho; $14, free ages 3 and younger; 7 p.m., doors open 5:30 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; tickets@columbiarivercircuitfinalsrodeo.com or www.columbiarivercircuitfinalsrodeo.com.

SATURDAY
Nov. 21
CANDY CANE CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Hand made items by local artists and crafters; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 1515 N.W. Lower Bridge Way, Terrebonne.
POWELL BUTTE ART SHOW: Featuring pottery, glass ware, paintings and more by fifteen local artists; items will be for sale; free admission; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Powell Butte Community Center, 8404 S.W. Reif Road, Powell Butte; 541-419-9253.
HARMONY 4 WOMEN: Performance by the seasonal women’s chorus; directed by Connie Norman; proceeds benefit four local women’s groups; $10; 2 p.m.; Summit High School, 2855 N.W. Clearwater Drive, Bend; 541-383-3142 or www.wrcco.org.
PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT : Children will receive climbing instruction and play games, in addition to other activities; $15 for one child and $8 for each additional child; Preregister the Friday before.; InClimb Gym, 1182 Centennial Court, Bend; 541-388-6764.
HARMONY 4 WOMEN: Performance by the seasonal women’s chorus; directed by Connie Norman; proceeds benefit four local women’s groups; $10; 7 p.m.; Summit High School, 2855 N.W. Clearwater Drive, Bend; 541-383-3142 or www.wrcco.org.
PRCA RODEO CIRCUIT FINALS: Featuring competitors from Oregon, Washington and Idaho; $16, free ages 3 and younger; 7 p.m., doors open 5:30 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; tickets@columbiarivercircuitfinalsrodeo.com or www.columbiarivercircuitfinalsrodeo.com.

SUNDAY
Nov. 22
PRCA RODEO CIRCUIT FINALS: Featuring competitors from Oregon, Washington and Idaho; $1 per ticket benefits the Sara Fisher Breast Cancer Project; $16, $7 ages 10-4, free ages 3 and younger; 1:30 p.m., gates open 11:30 a.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; tickets@columbiarivercircuitfinalsrodeo.com or www.columbiarivercircuitfinalsrodeo.com.

THURSDAY
Nov. 26
COMMUNITY OF REDMOND THANKSGIVING DINNER: Featuring turkey and trimmings prepared by two local chefs; free; 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; 541-548-7128.

FRIDAY
Nov. 27
AUTHOR PRESENTATION: R. Gregory Nokes speaks about his book, “Massacred for Gold”; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491 or www.rgregorynokes.com.

SATURDAY
Nov. 28
OREGON SESQUICENTENNIAL AUTHOR SERIES: Crystal Sands talks about her book “The Children’s Travel Guide to Bend”; included in the price of admission; $10 adults, $9 ages 65 and older, $6 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.
PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT : Children will receive climbing instruction and play games, in addition to other activities; $15 for one child and $8 for each additional child; Preregister the Friday before.; InClimb Gym, 1182 Centennial Court, Bend; 541-388-6764.