January 26, 2010

Event calendar

WEDNESDAY
Jan. 27
“WHEN THE WEB WON’T WORK — USING ONLINE DATABASES”: Learn about electronic databases and how to search Magazines Online. Familiarity with Windows operating system and the Internet required. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or lesliw@dpls.us.

THURSDAY
Jan. 28
REDMOND MERCHANTS MEETING: Free; 8:30 a.m.; Green Plow Coffee Roasters, 436 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-548-5081.
“SPANISH COMPUTER CLASS — EDIT A REPORT WITH WORD”: Learn basic functions of MS Word and how to save and edit a report. Familiarity with Windows operating system required. 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.
“NOT UNTIL YOU KNOW MY STORY”: A series of 14 plays focusing on a variety of social justice issues in the workplace; free; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Hitchcock Auditorium, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7412.
CENTRAL OREGON WRITERS GUILD: Guest speaker, Bend publisher Pamela Hulse Andrews, will speak on the topic, “The Accidental Writer.” Andrews is founder and owner of Cascade Publications, Inc. She will talk about her process for writing the editorials featured in her publications. The group meets on the fourth Thursday of each month. Open to all; free; 6:30-9 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; Elsie Rochna,541-923-0896 or www.CentralOregonWritersGuild.com.

FRIDAY
Jan. 29
“SEARCHING THE INTERNET”: Learn how to perform searches on the Internet and select the right search tool. Familiarity with Windows operating system and the Internet required. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or jenniferp@dpls.us.
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE: Blood donations needed; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Redmond Grange, 707 S.W. Kalama Ave., Redmond.
LIVE MUSIC: Performance by NTT; free; 6-8:30 p.m.; WineStyles, 249 N.W. Sixth St., Suite 1, Redmond; 541-526-0489.
ALLAN BYER PERFORMS: Local singer/songwriter will perform original music and selected Bruce Cockburn covers; free; 7-9 p.m.; Green Plow Coffee Roasters, 436 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-516-1128.
SIZZLING SALSA: Learn the basic Latin steps including classic Salsa, Rumba and Mambo. Ages 16 and up; $15; 7-8 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.

SATURDAY
Jan. 30
SCIENCE AND MATH FAIR: The Bend branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will partner with local Girl Scout troops for a Science and Math Fair. Registration through the Girl Scout troops must be submitted by Jan. 22 to the Girl Scout Center, 908 N.E. Fourth St., Bend; $10; 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Elks Lodge, 63120 N.E. Boyd Acres Road, Bend; 541-389-8146.
YOUTH CHOIR OF CENTRAL OREGON: Premiere and Debut choirs perform a winter concert; $10; 7 p.m., doors open 6:30 p.m.; Church of the Nazarene, 1270 N.E. 27th St., Bend; 541-385-0470 or www.ycco.org.

SUNDAY
Jan. 31
CASCADE HORIZON BAND: The senior band performs a winter concert featuring selections from “Chicago,” Sousa, “White Christmas” and more; donations accepted; 2 p.m.; Sisters High School, 1700 W. McKinney Butte Road, Sisters; 541-382-2712, cascadehorizonband@yahoo.com or http://cascadehorizonband.org.

WEDNESDAY
Feb. 3
ART WALK: Artists demonstrations and refreshments, 4-6:30 p.m.; The Design Center, 2127 S. Highway 97, Redmond;

SATURDAY
Feb. 6
GET CRAFTY: Kids in grades 6-8 can explore the artist within while creating 3-D string art; $15; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275.
CRAB FEED FUNDRAISER: Meal features crab, bread, an assortment of beverages and more; ages 21 and older only; proceeds benefit the student technology program at St. Thomas Academy of Redmond; $20; 4-8 p.m.; St. Thomas Parish Hall, 12th Street and Evergreen Avenue, Redmond; 541-548-3785 or stthomasacademy@bendbroadband.com.
LIVE MUSIC: By BELLAVIA, an eclectic blues, jazz, pop trio comprised of three longtime Central Oregon musicians; free; 6-8:30 p.m.; WineStyles, 249 N.W. Sixth St., Suite 1, Redmond; 541-526-0489.

Community Food Assessment workshop
Learn about local food and farming, share knowledge and concerns and create a plan and begin taking action for change at the FEAST workshop (Food Education Agriculture Solutions Together) Feb. 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The Central Oregon Community Food Assessment workshop will address hunger and nutrition, access to local food and local food production. The workshop will be held at Redmond Community Church. There is a $5 fee to cover food; no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Seats are limited. Contact Sydney Leonard at sydneyl@neighborimpact.org to register.

Teen activities for February
Visit Redmond Library’s Teen Room Thursdays for fun activities: Feb. 4 create a pixel image of your favorite anime or game character; Feb. 11 learn to make bottle cap Valentine. Both programs 3:15-4:45 p.m.; all materials provided, refreshments available; free, for more information call 541-312-1063.

When is Date Night?
Merchants in downtown Redmond are sponsoring a drawing for three Date Night baskets, full of food, movie tickets, CDs, flowers, candy, gift certificates and more. Sign up at any business displaying a big red heart, only available to age 21 and over. Drawing will be held Feb. 12 during Friday Night Music, 7-9 p.m. at Green Plow Coffee. Information: 541-923-5191.

My furry Valentine
The Humane Society of Redmond is holding a full week of adoption specials Feb. 8-13; complimentary Valentine gift bags will be given out for the first 25 dog adoptions. Feb. 12 from 10 a.m-5 p.m. and Feb. 13 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. cookies and refreshments will be served; 541-923-0882.

Park and Rec for all ages
Redmond Area Park and Recreation District is offering a variety of programs in February on Choice Fridays when schools are not in session, including voice class for grades 9-12, martial arts, guitar, and fitness strength training. For more information log onto www.choicefriday.org.
RAPRD afterschool programs include knitting, street dance, and art classes. For more information log onto www.raprd.org.
Redmond Park and Recreation District winter classes for February include choices such as babysitters training, springboard diving, sock knitting, horseback riding indoors, parent and toddler music playgroup, T-ball for preschoolers and a cheerleading clinic. For more information log into www.raprd.org.

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