February 23, 2010

Event calendar

GPS Navigation
COCC’s Community Learning department is offering a class on GPS navigation March 9 and 11, 6-9 p.m., at the Redmond campus. Learn basic operating features of hand-held Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers through classroom exercises and field practice. Bring your GPS and owner’s manual to class. Cost is $39. Information: 541-383-7270 or http://noncredit.cocc.edu.

Dirt bike and ATV class

The Deschutes County 4-H Natural Resource Program is sponsoring ASI and MSF ATV and Dirt Bike RiderCourse certification classes for youth 6 to 17 March 13 and 14. Classes are available from 8 a.m. to noon, or 1-5 p.m. Participants must supply their own ATVs/Dirt Bikes and approved riding gear: helmets, gloves, long sleeve shirts, heavy fabric pants, goggles, and boots that cover ankles. Preregistration is required and fees apply. Information: 541-548-6088 online at www.deschutes4h.com. Hands-on training will be mandatory for youth 15 years and younger starting Jan. 1, 2012.

Household item donations sought for shelter
The Humane Society of Redmond is accepting donations of new and gently used items (no clothing) for a fundraising Spring Garage Sale March 5, 6, 12 and 13 at the shelter, 1355 N.E. Hemlock Ave. Donations can be dropped off at the shelter weekdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: 541-923-0882.

RHS alum to speak at banquet
Todd Dickerson, a 1992 Redmond High School graduate, will be the guest speaker at the annual Central Oregon Youth for Christ banquet Feb. 26, 7 p.m., at Redmond Community Church, corner of Northwest Ninth and Cedar Avenue. The annual banquet is an opportunity to introduce community members to the goals and ministry of the national organization and what it is doing in Central Oregon. Dickerson will share how the organization impacted his life as a high school and college student and as an adult. Open to the public. Reservations requested. Information: Jennifer, 541-548-5464 e-mail Jennifer@co-yfc.org

Wednesday
Feb. 24
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.

THURSDAY
Feb. 25
BACKPACK EXPLORERS: Parents and children ages 3 and 4 experience science, art, body movement, stories and songs; this month’s theme is “Town Builders”; $20 per child, $15 for additional child, or $15 per child and $10 for additional child for museum members; 9:30-11 a.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
CHOCOLATE TASTE TEST PARTY: For teens 12 to 17. Test your taste buds and take the chocolate taste test. Take the candy bar personality test and see what your favorite candy bar reveals about your inner personality. Chocolate provided; free; 3:15-4:45 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1063.
VOLUNTEER CONNECT LAUNCH CELEBRATION: Celebrate the launch of a new regional volunteer center; free; 5-7 p.m.; Humane Society of Redmond, 1355 N.E. Hemlock Ave., Redmond; 541-385-8977, info@volunteerconnectnow.org or www.volunteerconnectnow.org.
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 and prepayment required; $275, includes manual; 6-9 p.m., and class continues Feb. 26 and 27 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: Enes Smith, author of “Fatal Flowers,” “Cold River Rising,” and “Dear Departed,” will share fun facts that writers can use when building characters that include nonverbal and verbal cues to deception, which may help identify if someone is lying. Open to the public; free; 6:30-9 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; Elsie Rochna,541-923-0896.

FRIDAY
Feb. 26
BACKPACK EXPLORERS: Parents and children ages 3 and 4 experience science, art, body movement, stories and songs; this month’s theme is “Town Builders”; $20 per child, $15 for additional child, or $15 per child and $10 for additional child for museum members; 9:30-11 a.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
GARAGE SALE FUNDRAISER: A sale of antiques and collectibles, including books, jewelry, art and more; proceeds benefit the Keep Them Warm program at Bend’s Community Center; free admission; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bend’s Community Center, 1036 N.E. Fifth St., Bend; 541-312-2069.
LINDY GRAVELLE PERFORMS: Local singer/songwriter Lindy Gravelle will perform; free; 6-8:30 p.m.; WineStyles, 249 N.W. Sixth St., Suite 1, Redmond; 541-526-0489.
POLAR PLUNGE: Plunge into the icy Deschutes River in a costume; proceeds benefit Special Olympics Oregon; $50 minimum donation, free for spectators; 6:30 p.m., 4:30-6:15 p.m. registration, 6 p.m. costume contest; Riverbend Park, Columbia Street and Shevlin Hixon Drive, Bend; 800-452-6079 or www.plungeoregon.com.

SATURDAY
Feb. 27
REDMOND GRANGE BREAKFAST: Featuring sourdough pancakes, eggs, ham, coffee and more; $5, $3 ages 12 and younger; 7-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Grange, 707 S.W. Kalama Ave., Redmond; 541-480-4495 or http://redmondgrange.org.
“STONES FROM THE SKY” EXHIBIT OPENS: New exhibit features 45 aerial photographic prints of landscapes by Michael Collier; exhibit runs through June 27; included in the price of admission; $10 adults, $9 ages 65 and older, $6 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
GARAGE SALE FUNDRAISER: A sale of antiques and collectibles, including books, jewelry, art and more; proceeds benefit the Keep Them Warm program at Bend’s Community Center; free admission; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bend’s Community Center, 1036 N.E. Fifth St., Bend; 541-312-2069.
BASKET OF HOPE: Featuring food, children’s activities, live music and more; gift baskets will be raffled to benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates of Central Oregon; free; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; The Riverhouse Convention Center, 3075 N. Highway 97, Bend; 541-389-1618, kim@casaofcentraloregon.org or www.casaofcentraloregon.org.
BACKPACK EXPLORERS: Parents and children ages 3 and 4 experience science, art, body movement, stories and songs; this month’s theme is “Town Builders”; $20 per child, $15 for additional child, or $15 per child and $10 for additional child for museum members; 1-2:30 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
WHEN I’M IN CHARGE: This class is designed to empower children to respond safely to a variety of home alone situations, especially in an emergency. For ages 9 to 11; $20; 1-3:30 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.
LIFT-A-THON: Local bodybuilders and power lifters demonstrate strength and endurance by lifting as much as they can; proceeds benefit High Desert Special Olympics and Bethlehem Inn; $5 or a paper product; 7 p.m.; The Black Horse Saloon, 20565 Brinson Blvd., Bend; 541-382-4270 or http://bend-supplements.com/High-Desert-Classic.
SISTERS FOLK FESTIVAL WINTER CONCERT SERIES: Featuring a performance by indie-rock band Noah Gundersen & The Courage; $15, $10 students per show; $40, $30 students for all three shows; 7 p.m., doors open 6:30 p.m.; Sisters High School, 1700 W. McKinney Butte Road, Sisters; 541-549-4979 or www.sistersfolkfestival.org.

SUNDAY
Feb. 28
BIOGRAPHY, KATE CHOPIN: Stacey Donohue discusses the life of American author Kate Chopin; free; 1:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1032 or www.dpls.us/calendar.
“ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST”: Final performance of Cascades Theatrical Company’s presentation of the story of a charming rogue committed to a mental institution; adapted from the novel by Ken Kesey; $20, $15 seniors, $12 students; 2 p.m.; Greenwood Playhouse, 148 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-389-0803 or www.cascadestheatrical.org.
SUZANNE VEGA: Cerebral folk rocker performs, with the Crown City String Quartet; $35-$40; 7:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

TUESDAY
March 2
HIGH DESERT CHAMBER MUSIC - CROWN CITY STRING QUARTET: String musicians will be joined by Don Foster to play selections from Wolf, Schumann and Weber; $30, $15 children and students with ID; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-306-3988, info@highdesertchambermusic.com or www.highdesertchambermusic.com.
PLANNING COMMISSION: Redmond Urban Area Planning Commission meeting; public is welcome, 7 p.m.; conference room Z, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

WEDNESDAY
March 3
“SPANISH COMPUTER CLASS — FIRST STEPS”: Covers mouse skills, scrolling and other basic tasks with Windows 2000 operating system. Taught in Spanish. Preregistration required; free; 3:30-5 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1066 or sarahv@dpls.us.
TOWN HALL MEETING: Sen. Chris Telfer (R-Bend) and Rep. Gene Whisnant (R-Sunriver)invite the public to discuss the February 2010 Legislative Session; 4:30-6 p.m.; Redmond Fire & Rescue, 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; 503-986-1453.

THURSDAY
March 4
LATINO FILM FIESTA: The third annual cultural event hosted by the Latino Community Association features a screening of award-winning films from Mexico, Bolivia and Chile; $5-$10 suggested donation; 5-9 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Hitchcock Auditorium, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-382-4366 or www.latinocommunityassociation.org.

FRIDAY
March 5
SPRING GARAGE SALE: A sale of new and gently used items; proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Redmond; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Humane Society of Redmond, 1355 N.E. Hemlock Ave., Redmond; 541-923-0882.
TASTE OF THE TOWN: Featuring live music and restaurants, bakers and caterers offering food samples; $35 in advance, $45 at the door; 6-10 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Mazama Gymnasium, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-8268, Barbara@impressive-events.net or www.thetasteofthetown.org.
FIRST FRIDAY GALLERY WALK: Event includes art exhibit openings, artist talks, live music, wine and food in downtown Bend, the Old Mill District and NorthWest Crossing; free; 5 to 9 p.m., and until 8 p.m. in NorthWest Crossing; throughout Bend.

SATURDAY
March 6
SPRING GARAGE SALE: A sale of new and gently used items; proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Redmond; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Humane Society of Redmond, 1355 N.E. Hemlock Ave., Redmond; 541-923-0882.

SUNDAY
March 7
FIDDLERS JAM: Listen or dance at the Oregon Old Time Fiddlers Jam; donations accepted; 1-4 p.m.; Pine Forest Grange, 63214 N.E. Boyd Acres Road, Bend; 541-447-7395.

MONDAY
March 8
DODGE BALL GAME: Mr. Redmond High School and Mr. Sisters High School pageant participants square off, with a silent auction; proceeds benefit the pageants’ contributions to the St. Charles Bend neonatal intensive care unit; $3; 7:30 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-923-4800.

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