March 30, 2010

Obituaries

John Vernon Johnson, of Redmond
Oct. 8, 1929 - March 17, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 541-504-9485.
Services were held on March 25, 2010, at Autumn Funerals - Redmond; followed by a Celebration of Life at the Redmond Moose Lodge.

Donald McRae Beake, of Bend
Dec. 29, 1931 - March 19, 2010
Arrangements: Niswonger-Reynolds, 541.382.2471.
www.niswonger-reynolds.com
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 10, 2010, 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 1113 SW Black Butte Blvd. Redmond, OR.
If so desired, memorials preferred to Zion Lutheran Church Building Fund.

Patricia L. Magoon, of Redmond
Sept. 28, 1930 - March 24, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Bend
541-318-0842
Service were held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, March 27, 2010, at the Residential Club House, 520 NE Shoshone Dr., Redmond, OR 97756.
Contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102454,
Atlanta, GA, 30368-2454.

James William Cameron, of Terrebonne
May 7, 1929 - March 25, 2010

Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond, 541-504-9485
Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Contributions may be made to: Partners In Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend OR 97701.

Gweneth Ann Rouse
July 6, 1939 - March 26, 2010
Gweneth Arteburn Rouse passed away at home in Terrebonne, Ore., March 26, 2010, from her battle with cancer. She was born in Baker City, Ore., July 6, 1939, to Amy Heater Arteburn and Royce (Tex) Arteburn.
She was preceded in death by both parents and sisters Janet Wright and Lynne Williamson. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Robert J. Rouse; son, Rod Rouse of Terrebonne; daughter, Katherine Smith and husband, Gary Smith of Vancouver, Wash.; son, Todd Rouse and wife, Meagan Rouse of Oregon City, Ore. She had eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Gwen graduated from Baker High School in 1957. She married her high school sweetheart, Bob Rouse on July 11, 1958. They lived in Eastern Oregon while her husband worked electrical construction. Gwen and Bob moved to Lake Oswego in 1967, and started Rouse Electric in 1978. Gwen worked as the office manager until they sold the business in 1993, when she and Bob retired. Gwen and Bob continued to enjoy living in Lake Oswego and visiting their cabin in the Mt. Hood area until they moved to Terebene area of Central Oregon in June of 1999.
They have enjoyed playing golf year-round, summers with family at her family's homestead cabin on Little Lookout Mountain, winters with friends in Palm Desert, and sharing family stories and recipes that were passed down from her grandparents. Gwen enjoyed life to the fullest and will be remembered for her sassy sense of humor and witty expressions.
Her service will be held on Friday, April 2, 2010, at 2 pm, at the Redmond Assembly of God Church, 1965 West Antler Ave., Redmond, OR 97756. Autumn Funerals of Redmond is in charge of arrangements, 541-504-9485.
A reception for family and friends will follow at the Rouse House, 7150 NW Westwood Ln., Terrebonne, OR 97760. Donations may be made to Redmond Hospice or cancer research in lieu of flowers would be appreciated.
There will be a memorial service for Gwen in Baker City at a later date and time.

J. Dean Weaver
Sept. 28, 1924 - March 24, 2010
J. Dean Weaver of Redmond, died March 24, 2010, at the age of 85 years. He was born in Culver, Oregon, to parents Edgar C. and Sarah J. (Johnson) Weaver on Sept. 28, 1924.
Dean has lived his whole life in Redmond except for the 4 years he served in the US Navy. He worked for Central Electric Co-op for 37 years before retiring.
In 1945, he was united in marriage to Irene McDaniel in California. After 62 years of marriage she preceded him in death in Feb. of 2007.
Dean leaves behind son, Don of Portland and a sister, Madia Ogle of Redmond. There are also two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be sent to Emmaus Lutheran Church, at 2175 SW Salmon Ave., Redmond, Ore., 97756, or Partners In Care, in Bend.
Graveside services will be held Sat., April 3, 2010, at 11:00 am, at Redmond Memorial Cemetery, with a memorial service to follow at the Emmaus Lutheran Church, on Salmon Ave., in Redmond.
You may view and sign guest book at www.redmondmemorial.com.


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Get wet this Easter

Redmond-area kids won’t find any large civic egg hunts this Easter, nor will their parents be able to partake in the annual sunrise church service at the fairgrounds but everyone can try something new this year and dive for Easter eggs.
Yes, for the first time Redmond Area Park and Recreation District is sponsoring an underwater egg hunt at Cascade Swim Center.
The April 3 event is organized for all ages and swimming abilities; some eggs will be weighted for underwater searching, some will float and 'hunts’ will be segregated by age and ability in the pool.
Games and crafts are included in the event and the fun begins at 1 p.m.; participants will need to pay the drop-in recreational swim fee ($2 for children under 15). The swim center is located at 465 S.W. Rimrock Way; for information call 541-548-7275.
Cougar Springs Senior Living Community, 1942 S.W. Canyon Dr., is sponsoring an “Egg Extravaganza” Friday, April 2, complete with refreshments. Activities begin at 2 p.m.; bring your own basket. Information: 541-316-4400.
And Albertson’s grocery in Redmond will have an egg 'scramble’ for kids 10 and under April 3 at 10 a.m. Bring your own basket or bag.


Event calendar

WEDNESDAY
March 31
BLOOD DRIVE: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Redmond-Sisters Hospice, 732 S.W. 23rd St., Redmond; Pat McGuinness,541-548-7483.
“ON THE ROAD IN ALASKA AND CANADA”: Carolyn Hammond presents a slide show and talk about her experiences with a group of RV travelers on the Cassiar Highway and the Alaska Highway; free; 2-4 p.m.; Bend Senior Center, 1600 S.E. Reed Market Road, Bend; 800-824-2714 or ctrinfo@uoregon.edu.
SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board meeting, 5:30 p.m.; public welcome; 145 S.E. Salmon Ave.; agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.
“SPANISH COMPUTER CLASS — CREATE A RESUMÉ IN WORD”: Familiarity with Windows operating system and MS Office programs required. Taught in Spanish. Preregistration required; free; 3:30-5 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1066.
FLAG COMMITTEE MEETING: The Downtown Redmond Flag Committee will hold its annual meeting. The public is invited; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; VFW Hall, 1836 S.W. Veterans Way, Redmond; 541-548-6778.

THURSDAY
April 1
FIRST THURSDAY LUNCHEON: Larry Blanton, the Deschutes County Sheriff, will speak about the county jail expansion measure, county property sales and reduction of the sheriff’s district one tax rate; $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.
TEEN THURSDAY EGG HEADS: Dye eggs in goth colors, learn how to make a money egg and watch the movie Cone Heads. Snacks provided. Grades 6 through 12; free; 3:15-4:45 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1063.

FRIDAY
April 2
FREE LEGAL HELP FOR SENIORS: Central Oregon Council on Aging and the Legal Aid Services of Oregon are offering legal services to low-income older adults age 60 and over. Priority is given to income maintenance, healthcare, food, and housing issues. Seniors can meet with Attorney Steve Bryant. Appointments are required; free; 8-11 a.m.; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; 541-548-1086.
LIVE MUSIC: Performance by Shannon Smith; free; 6-8:30 p.m.; WineStyles, 249 N.W. Sixth St., Suite 1, Redmond; 541-526-0489.
TOUR DU CHOCOLAT: Taste chocolates prepared by local chefs; proceeds benefit The Tower Theatre Foundation; $5, includes five tastes and a beverage; 6-9 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.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
April 3
GET CRAFTY: Papier Mâché Creatures. Come and explore the artist within you. For kids grade 6-8; $15; 1-2 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275.
AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Joann Green Byrd talks about her book “Calamity: The Heppner Flood of 1903”; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.
BLUEGRASS JAMBOREE: Prairie Rockets, Bend N’ Strings and Bitterbrush perform; with a silent auction and appetizers; proceeds benefit Bend’s Community Center’s Feed the Hungry program; $20, $35 per couple; 6:30-9 p.m., doors open 5:30 p.m.; Bend’s Community Center, 1036 N.E. Fifth St., Bend; 541-312-2069.
DINNER DANCE: A prime rib dinner and dance to the music of Party Time; Redmond VFW; 1836 S.W. Veterans Way; VFW members and Auxiliary; 5:30 p.m.; $8 per person; 541-548-4108.

TUESDAY
April 6
“GETTING STARTED ON THE COMPUTER”: Covers mouse skills, scrolling and other basic tasks with Windows 2000 operating system. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or lesliw@dpls.us.
CITY COUNCIL: Redmond City Council meeting; public welcome; 6:45 a.m.; 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
PLANNING COMMISSION: Redmond Urban Area Planning Commission meeting, public welcome; 7 p.m.; 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave, conference room A; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
FREE CLOTHES: FreeStoreRedmond donates clothes to those in need; free; 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-508-6262.
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE: Blood donations needed; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 450 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-3684.

WEDNESDAY
April 7
HAPPY FEET: Parachutes and tumbling for ages 3 to 5; $3; 1-1:45 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275.
HOUSE OF FLOYD: Pink Floyd tribute band performs, with lasers, lights and video; $26 in advance, $29 day of show; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700, info@houseoffloyd.com or www.towertheatre.org.

THURSDAY
April 8
GOOD CHAIR, GREAT BOOKS: Read and discuss “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett; part of A Novel Idea ... Read Together; free; noon-1 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or www.dpls.us/calendar.
TEEN THURSDAY DRAWING LAB: Plenty of drawing books will be available for inspiration. Snacks provided. Grades 6 through 12; free; 3:15-4:45 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1063.
LUPUS AND FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP: This will be the last meeting until further notice; free; 7 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; Pat,541-526-1375.

FRIDAY
April 9
“GETTING STARTED WITH GMAIL”: Must have familiarity with Windows operating system and Internet Explorer. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or jenniferp@dpls.us.
EARNED INCOME TAX CREDITS PREPARATION SESSION: Presented by Partnership to End Poverty. For Central Oregonians who are eligible for EITC. Offers access to TaxWise Online. Registration requested; free; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; M.A. Lynch Elementary School, 1314 S.W. Kalama Ave., Redmond; 541-504-1389 or www.yourmoneyback.org.
LIVE MUSIC: Performance by Lindy Gravelle; free; 6-8:30 p.m.; WineStyles, 249 N.W. Sixth St., Suite 1, Redmond; 541-526-0489.

SATURDAY
April 10
VACCINATION CLINIC: Bring dogs and cats for vaccinations; proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Redmond; $20 per vaccine, $25 microchip; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Oregon Feed & Irrigation, 2215 N. U.S. Highway 97, Redmond.
WORKSHOP FOR WRITERS: The Central Oregon Writers Guild will host “Writing Your Book Proposal Workshop.” Award-winning novelist Paty Jager will speak; $8 guild members; $15 nonmembers; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; Lindy Jacobs,541-408-6306 or www.CentralOregonWritersGuild.com.
CENTRAL OREGON SYMPHONY DONOR CONCERT: The Vinca Quartet performs; free for members, or $50 for symphony season membership; 7:30 p.m.; Bend High School, 230 N.E. Sixth St., Bend; 541-317-3941 or www.cosymphony.com or www.vincaquartet.com.
YOM HASHOAH SERVICE: Hosted by Temple Beth Tikvah. The (Holocaust Remembrance) service commemorates the deaths of six million Jews and millions of others, including Roma (Gypsies) and Slavs, political and religious dissidents, disabled, and homosexuals; free; 7:30 p.m.; First United Methodist Church, 680 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-385-9953.
COSMIC SWIM: Music, lights and games for middle school students only. Must show student I.D; $2.50; 8-10 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.

SUNDAY
April 11
CENTRAL OREGON SYMPHONY DONOR CONCERT: The Vinca Quartet performs; free for members, or $50 for symphony season membership; 2 p.m.; Bend High School, 230 N.E. Sixth St., Bend; 541-317-3941 or www.cosymphony.com or www.vincaquartet.com.

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

TUESDAY
April 13
DULCIMER WORKSHOP: Local Appalachian dulcimer aficionado, Richard Neises, talks about the stringed instrument’s history, as well as demonstrating how to make and play your own. All ages are welcome; free; 6-7 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1051.

WEDNESDAY
April 14
HORSE-DRAWN AUCTION AND SWAP MEET: Continuous auctions of items including horse and farm gear, antiques, horses and mules, and more; free; noon-6 p.m.; Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 430 S.W. Fairgrounds Road, Madras; 541-549-2064 or www.smallfarmersjournal.com.
GFWC MEETING: General Federation of Women’s Clubs is an international women’s organization dedicated to community improvement through volunteer service; 6:30 p.m.; Redmond Chamber of Commerce, 446 S.W. Seventh St., Redmond; Diane,541-923-7374.

Central Oregon Community College Continuing Education Department is offering the following classes next month:
Conversational Spanish I, Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., April 6 through May 25, at Redmond High School. Learn basic Spanish vocabulary, grammar, and phrases for use while traveling or in the workplace. Cost is $69.
Conversational Spanish II, Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., April 7 through May 26, at Redmond High School. Continue to improve speaking and reading Spanish. Cost is $69.
GPS Navigation, April 7 and 14, 6-9 p.m., in Redmond. Learn basic operating features of GPS receivers. Cost is $39. Preregistration is required for all classes. Information: 541-383-7270 or online at http://noncredit.cocc.edu.

Free tax help
AARP is offering free tax aid for seniors and low income individuals until April 15, by appointment or walk-ins. No business or rental returns; open Monday-Friday, 9-11 a.m.; 1-3 p.m. Information: 541-548-6325.

Grief camp registration
Camp Sunrise, a grief camp for children, is now accepting applications. This overnight expressive arts camp is scheduled for June 18-20 and is free for children 7 to 14. Kids experience fun and meaningful therapies through art, music, and expressive movement designed to help with their healing process. Information: 541-548-7483 or visit www.redmondhospice.org.

Subjective” art exhibit
Central Oregon Community College is hosting an art exhibit in Pinckney Center for the Arts from April 2-30. “Subjective” is a shared project in portraiture by artists Gwenn Seemel and Becca Bernstein; both painted the same 10 subjects to explore the way each artist’s relationship with her subject affects the finished likeness. There will be an opening reception from 4-6 p.m. April 8. Information: 541-383-7510.

Call for musicians
The Redmond Chamber of Commerce is seeking musicians to perform during the annual Music on the Green concert series. Bands, trios or one-man acts are encouraged to apply. Information: Karen, 541-923-5191 or e-mail karen@visitredmondoregon.com.

March 16, 2010

Obituaries

Karen Jean White, of Redmond
March 7, 1947 - March 7, 2010
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home, Bend, Oregon, 541-382-0903, www.bairdmortuaries.com
Services will be held on Saturday March 27, 2010, time to be determined, at First United Methodist Church, located at 680 NE Bond in Bend, OR.
Contributions may be made to: a charity of one’s choice, related to cancer care and research.

Shirley Mae Coker, of Redmond
Sept. 10, 1947 - March 8, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funeral - Redmond
541-504-9485
Private service will be held at a later date.

Clarence Eugene Gibson, of Redmond
June 15, 1950 - March 7, 2010
Arrangements:Autumn Funerals - Redmond
541-504-9485
Services were held at March 13, 2010, at
Redmond Assembly of God, Redmond, OR.

District debates staying at four or returning to five-day school schedule

Leslie Pugmire Hole
Spokesman staff

The Redmond School Board debated for nearly two hours during its March 10 work session, trying to ferret out the merits of crafting next year’s budget around a four-day schedule or returning to a five-day week.
Players in the determination include district administrators, the board, an Academic Advisory Team composed of three staff members from each school in the district, and a budget task force of district employees that is expected to develop a budget proposal for the official budget committee later this spring.
Leading the concerns that not enough options were being considered was board member Dan Murphy.
“It appears the budget committee is being handed a directive of moving towards the five-day week before the full consequences are understood,” he said. Murphy’s wife Cindy is a teacher in the district and sits on the Academic Advisory Committee.
District officials pointed out that the memorandum of understanding with the Redmond Education Association, in which the certified employees and district agreed to the four-day schedule this year, would expire soon and starting with a possible five-day schedule makes the most sense.
“I feel strongly that restoring a five-day week is something we owe the community,” said Superintendent Vickie Fleming. “It restores contract status, eliminates debates on the sick leave policy, and relieves doubts in the community.”
Muddying the waters of the debate were minutes from the last Academic Advisory Team meeting, which board members felt showed a wide variety of opinions on returning to a five-day schedule.
“If we are going to go back to a five-day week it needs to be data-driven, do not use anecdotal information that the business community feels we are a substandard school system,” one team member commented.
“Every year the budget process tends to get away from us,” said Murphy, adding that there never seems to be enough time to analyze all the information before decisions must be made.
“Is there time to consider alternatives?” he asked.
Mike Schofield, district chief financial officer, said there was enough time in the budget planning process but the four/five-day choice needed to be made very soon so individuals can plan their schedule and staffing needs for next year.
“The task force should be weighing all the pros and cons but I feel that is not happening,” said board chair Paul Rodby. “We shouldn’t make any decisions until we have a clear picture.”
The length of the debate appeared to frustrate some at the meeting, several of whom pointed out that quality education could be crafted in four days or five, but a choice had to be made before anything could be done.
Input was sought from district staff at the meeting. Elton Gregory Principal John Hartford told the board that his polling of staff showed a preference for returning to a five-day week, explaining that this year’s short weeks have “compacted the curriculum. There’s a tendency to not bring your 'A Game’ every day, just so you can get everything done.”
Redmond High School teacher and REA President Barry Branaugh said that four or five days didn’t matter as much as restoring a prep period for the high school teachers, most of whom see more than 100 students every day.
“Either way we go there will be trade-offs,” he said.
Board member Ric Little was unequivocal in his support of returning for a five-day week; board member Jim Erickson echoed the concern stated by some that on an economic level, keeping a four-day week may hurt Redmond’s educational reputation.
Marcy Tretheway, local representative for the classified employees, reiterated the importance of a decision either way.
“As far as I’m concerned saving jobs comes second (to the best interests of students) even though my job is to protect those jobs,” she said, pointing out that either four or five days is workable because the key is in the details.
Branaugh cited the short time line before a budget proposal had to be crafted, pointing out that last year, when the budget was cut by nearly $5 million, the process was begun much sooner.
“It’s going so fast I feel like a lot of ideas are not being heard,” he said.
“Let’s not throw out everything we’ve built and get tunnel vision.”
Board member Cathy Miller, appearing frustrated with the debate, said, “We’re pushing ourselves to the wall just like last year. How can we expect our leaders to improve morale if we can’t make up our own minds?”
After several requests for the exact information the board needed to make their decision, Fleming showed her frustration as well, stating “My fear is being seen as a substandard system. I feel certain (returning to a five-day week) is the best choice. I don’t even know why we’re talking about this.”
Murphy countered, “You may be sure Vickie, but we’re the ones who have to vote on it. I don’t worry about that, I worry about how well the kids succeed after graduation.”
It was decided to gather more input from district staff via e-mail surveys and collect more information for the March 17 board meeting, which will include time for public comment on the four/five-day schedule.

Redmond School Board meeting
March 17, 5:30 p.m.
145 S.E. Salmon Ave.
541-923-5437

Have a splash

photo Gary Newman/Spokesman

Construction crews work on the "splash park" section of Centennial Park in Redmond. The kiosk in the background will house restrooms and a vendor, with adjoining arbors for shade. The park, across the street from city hall, is set to open by July 2010.

Event calendar

WEDNESDAY
March 17
BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT: Nine holes of golf, with prizes and a raffle; proceeds benefit Denise Donnelly, who is waiting for a lung transplant; registration required; $30; noon registration, 1 p.m. tee-off time; The Greens at Redmond, 2575 S.W. Greens Blvd., Redmond; 541-504-3803.
SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board meeting, 5:30 p.m.; public welcome; 145 S.E. Salmon Ave.; agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.
CENTRAL OREGON IRISH DANCERS: Featuring 25 dancers performing traditional Irish dance; free; 1:15-2 p.m.; Aspen Ridge Retirement Community, 1010 N.E. Purcell Blvd., Bend; 541-385-8500.
AWESOME AUTHOR TODD STRASSER: Redmond teens are invited to attend a lecture with Toss Strasser. Students are invited to explore the mind of a prolific author for teens and to ask questions about what it’s like to be a writer out in the real world. Strasser has written several books including “The Wave” and “Boot Camp.” Hosted by the Deschutes Public Library Teen Services Department; free; 1:54 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-312-1063.
“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; 3:30-5 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1066 or sarahv@dpls.us.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION: Featuring live music by the Tune Dawgs, Steve Allely, The Sweet Harlots and the Moon Mountain Ramblers, and Irish dancers; free; 5-11 p.m.; McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-382-5174 or www.mcmenamins.com.

THURSDAY
March 18
BLOOD DRIVE: Hosted by Kiwanis Club of Redmond and the American Red Cross; free; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Housing Works, CORHA, 465 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; John Walter 541-923-1728.
NARFE CENTRAL OREGON MEETS: National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. Topic is federal work experience; free; 10 a.m.; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; 541-548-2228.
GAMES DAY FOR TEENS: Teens 12 to 17 can play Nintendo Wii, Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and more. Bring in your own games if rated E or T. Snacks provided; free; 3:15-4:45 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541- 312-1063.
CENTENNIAL: Redmond Centennial Advisory Committee meeting, 5 p.m.; public welcome; conference room A, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
BUDGET COMMITTEE: Redmond Area Park and Recreation Budget Committee meeting, 6 p.m.; public welcome, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way; agenda at www.raprd.org.

FRIDAY
March 19
“ADVANCED TOPICS IN INTERNET SEARCHING”: Learn to use search engine features and critically evaluate Web sites and information. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or kathy@dpls.us.
EARNED INCOME TAX CREDITS PREPARATION SESSION: Presented by Partnership to End Poverty. For Central Oregonians who are eligible for EITC. Offers access to TaxWise Online. Registration requested; free; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; M.A. Lynch Elementary School, 1314 S.W. Kalama Ave., Redmond; 541-504-1389 or www.yourmoneyback.org.
INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING: Experience the fun and challenge of rock climbing in a controlled indoor environment at InClimb in Bend. All necessary equipment provided. Ages 7 to 17. Transportation provided. Hosted by RAPRD; $20; 1-4:15 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.
AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Alan Contreras talks about his books “Handbook of Oregon Birds: A Field Companion to Birds of Oregon” and “Afield”; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 252 W. Hood Ave., Sisters; 541-549-0866.

SATURDAY
March 20
IRISH ROVERS: The Celtic band performs Irish music; $35 or $40; 7:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
BINGO: Refreshments available for purchase. Hosted by RAPRD; $4 minimum buy-in; Doors open at noon. Games start at 1 p.m.; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; 541-548-7275.
GOSPEL CONCERT: Sixth annual Redmond Gospel Concert, 7 p.m.; gospel music, spirituals, praise team, contemporary Christian groups; free; Redmond High School auditorium; 675 S.W. Rimrock Way; 541-447-5650.
LIVING ON A FEW ACRES CONFERENCE: Classes hosted by the OSU Extension Service. Topics include marketing your farm product, tractor operation, first aid for livestock, berry growing in Central Oregon and more; $50 per person after March 15; 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-6088, ext. 7957, dana.martin@oregonstate.edu or http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes.
DOCUMENT SHREDDING AND DRUG DISPOSAL: The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and Data Delete of Oregon partner to safely destroy personal documents and provide identity theft prevention tips; outdated or unwanted prescription medications will be accepted for disposal; donations of nonperishable food accepted; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, 63333 W. Highway 20, Bend; 541-388-6655 or www.deschutes.org.
BASIC FIRST AID: Kids ages 8 to 12 will learn what to do in an emergency situation without panicking; $20; 1-3 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.
DULCIMER DEMONSTRATION: Richard Neises plays an Appalachian dulcimer; free; 1-2 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1051.
CENTRAL OREGON SUBMARINE VETERANS: Meeting for vets and their families; free; 2 p.m.; VFW Hall, 1836 S.W. Veterans Way, Redmond; 541-548-4108.

MONDAY
March 22
MONDAY MOVIE MANIA: Showing of The Princess and the Frog. For ages 7 to 11. Refreshments provided; free; 1-3 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1054.

WEDNESDAY
March 24
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.
YOUTH CHORALE: Youth Chorale of First Presbyterian Church of Salem performing a contemporary musical “Where Jesus Is”; 5 p.m.; free; Community Presbyterian Church; 529 N.W. 19th Street; 541-548-3367.
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE: Blood donations needed; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Eagle Crest Resort, Conference Center, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 800-GIVE LIFE.

THURSDAY
March 25
LEARN TO KNIT: Learn to cast on, knit, purl and cast-off. Kids will take home a simple cotton washcloth pattern to begin working on and a reference book. Ages 8 and up. Hosted by RAPRD; $25; 6-7 p.m.; Enchanted Yarns, 515 SW Cascade Ave., Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.

SATURDAY
March 27
13TH ANNUAL FIBER MARKET DAY: Fiber vendors, demonstrations, and fiber animal sales. Presented by the High Desert Wool Growers; free; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Crook County Fairgrounds, 1280 S. Main St., Prineville; 541-548-1024 or www.highdesertwoolgrowers.com.
LIVE MUSIC: CD release party and live music by Ross Rogers; free; 8 p.m.; Coyote Ranch, 1368 S. U.S. Highway 97, Redmond; 541-548-7700.

MONDAY
March 29
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE: 1-6 p.m.; Redmond Grange, 707 S.W. Kalama Ave., Redmond; 800-GIVE LIFE.

TUESDAY
March 30
WORKING WITH EXCEL SPREADSHEETS: Learn to understand Excel and spreadsheets. Familiarity with Windows operating system and MS Excel required. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055.

WEDNESDAY
March 31
“SPANISH COMPUTER CLASS — CREATE A RESUME IN WORD”: Familiarity with Windows operating system and MS Office programs required. Taught in Spanish. Preregistration required; free; 3:30-5 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1066.
FLAG COMMITTEE: Downtown Redmond Flag Committee meeting, public welcome; 5:30 p.m.; Redmond VFW Hall, 1836 S.W. Veterans Way; 541-548-6778.

THURSDAY
April 1
TEEN THURSDAY EGG HEADS: Dye eggs in goth colors, learn how to make a money egg and watch the movie Cone Heads. Snacks provided. Grades 6 through 12; free; 3:15-4:45 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1063.

FRIDAY
April 2
FREE LEGAL HELP FOR SENIORS: Central Oregon Council on Aging and the Legal Aid Services of Oregon are offering legal services to low-income older adults age 60 and over. Priority is given to income maintenance, healthcare, food, and housing issues. Seniors can meet with Attorney Steve Bryant. Appointments are required; free; 8-11 a.m.; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; 541-548-1086.
LIVE MUSIC: Performance by Shannon Smith; free; 6-8:30 p.m.; WineStyles, 249 N.W. Sixth St., Suite 1, Redmond; 541-526-0489.
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
April 3
GET CRAFTY: Paper Mache Creatures. Come and explore the artist within you. For kids grade 6-8; $15; 1-2 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275.

March 9, 2010

Obituaries

Ben Westlund, of Bend
Sept. 3, 1949 - March 7, 2010
Arrangements:Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Homewww.niswonger-reynolds.com, 541-382-2471
Services:Friday, March 12, 2010, 2 pm, at Riverhouse Conference Center, 2850 Rippling River Ct., Bend.
2nd service on Saturday, March 13, 2010, 2:00 pm, at the Capital House Chambers, 900 Court St. NE, Salem, OR
Contributions may be made to:Opportunity Foundation of Central Oregon, 835 E. Hwy 126, Redmond, OR 97756.

Donald C. Smith, of Prineville
May 29, 1933 - Feb. 28, 2010
Arrangements: Prineville Funeral Home, 541-447-6459
Services: Visitation was held March 4, 2010.
Public memorial service was held at Powell Butte Christian Church March 5, 2010.

Louis A. Larson Jr., of Redmond
June 5, 1940 - Mar. 1, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 541-504-9485
Services were held March 6, 2010, Highland Baptist Church, Redmond, followed by interment at Terrebonne Pioneer Cemetery.

Douglas James, of Redmond
June 12, 1916 - Feb. 7, 2010

Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel. 541-548-3219
www.redmondmemorial.com
Services: March 14, 2010, at 3:00pm, at Zion Lutheran Church on Black Butte in Redmond.

Sue James, of Redmond
August 18, 1921 - Feb. 12, 2010
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel. 541-548-3219
www.redmondmemorial.com
Services: March 14, 2010, 3:00pm, at Zion Lutheran Church on Black Butte in Redmond.

Richard John H.S. Quam
August 5, 1971 - March 3, 2010
Richard John H.S. Quam of Redmond, died at his home on March 3, 2010, at the age of 38 years. He was born in Bend, Ore., on August 5, 1971, to
parents, Anton and Lavina (Sumter) Quam. He has lived in Central Oregon all his life and attended Redmond schools.
Survivors include his wife, Jessica, whom he married in Salem, Ore., on Oct. 20 2007; son, Tristin; daughter, MacKenise; and stepdaughter, Chloe Garver; his mother, Lavina Quam of Redmond; sister, Ann Neth (husband) Tim of Bend; brothers, Merlin, James, Eric of Redmond, Arlen of Tidewater, Ore., and Christian of Bend; very close and family friend, Clarence Wibel of Powell Butte, Ore. He was preceded in death by his father.
Graveside services will be held at Pilot Butte Cemetery, in Bend, on Friday, March 12 at 1 pm. Redmond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements. You may send condolences to family via www.redmondmemorial.com.

a place where dreams come true...

12-year-old Una Wagner auditions for "Peter Pan."

One big dream came true for 12-year-old Gatlin Cyrus last Saturday, just not exactly the one he was aiming for.
“Come with me,” Peter Pan entices the Darling children, “where dreams are born, and time is never planned.” Cyrus attended a casting call March 6 for the upcoming Redmond High School production of the beloved musical “Peter Pan.”
“I’ll be really excited if I get cast as Peter because I get to fly,” said Cyrus after his audition. As it happened, he was cast as John, one of the Darling children – and John flies.
Previously Cyrus appeared in the RHS production of “Wizard of Oz,” in the role of the Coroner in Munchkinland. He loves to act and sing and performs regularly with the Central Oregon Children’s Choir.
There was no shortage of talent to cast the production’s 31 roles, according to director Phil Neely, theater arts teacher at RHS.
“The middle school crop is really talented,” he said after the auditions, and indeed, some mighty big voices came out of some pretty little bodies during the three hours of auditions for elementary and middle school actors.
Luckily for everyone, “Peter Pan” is one theatrical production that traditionally uses loose guidelines in casting: boys play girls, girls play boys, adults play children and humans play dogs.
Peter Pan will be played by Billy Brant, a 7th-grader at Obsidian Middle School. Wendy is Danielle Williams, an RHS student and Captain Hook/Mr. Darling will be played by Daniel Bradley, a junior at Redmond Proficiency Academy.
The May production will use theatrical “flying” technology with the help of a professional company, Flying by Foy.

--story and photo by Leslie Pugmire Hole

Event calendar

WEDNESDAY
March 10
“SPANISH COMPUTER CLASS — USING MS OFFICE PROGRAMS”: Introduces users to MS Office 2000 programs. 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.
DO IT YOURSELF FREEZER JAM: Make jam the simple way and take a jar home; free; 6:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1032 or www.dpls.us/calendar.
SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board meeting, 5 p.m.; public welcome; 145 S.E. Salmon Ave.; agenda items include the 2010-2011 budget, superintendent hiring, board communication; details at at www.redmond.k12.or.us.
HISTORY COMMISSION: Redmond Historical Commission meeting; 2 p.m.; public welcome; 529 S.W. Seventh St.; agenda items include financing an exhibit for the centennial, details at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
FIRE DISTRICT: Deschutes County Rural Fire District No. 1 board meeting; 7 p.m.; public welcome; 1390 C Ave., Terrebonne Fire Station.

THURSDAY
March 11
GOOD CHAIR, GREAT BOOKS: Read and discuss “The Welsh Girl” by Peter Ho Davies; bring a lunch; free; noon-1 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1064 or www.dpls.us/calendar.

FRIDAY
March 12
GALLAGHER: Wacky comedian performs a sledge-o-matic show; ages 21 and older; $10, $15 or $20; 8 p.m., doors open 7 p.m.; Kah-Nee-Ta High Desert Resort & Casino, 100 Main St., Warm Springs; 541-553-1112 or http://kahneeta.com.
MANAGING YOUR YAHOO! E-MAIL ACCOUNT: Learn to create mailing lists, manage folders and attach files. Familiarity with Windows and Internet Explorer required. Preregistration required; free; 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055.
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.
EARNED INCOME TAX CREDITS PREPARATION SESSION: Presented by Partnership to End Poverty. For Central Oregonians who are eligible for EITC. Offers access to TaxWise Online. Registration requested; free; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; M.A. Lynch Elementary School, 1314 S.W. Kalama Ave., Redmond; 541-504-1389 or www.yourmoneyback.org.
TRIP TO KAH-NEE-TA: Enjoy the natural hot springs and water slide into the double Olympic-sized pool.Add a round of mini-golf on the putt-putt golf course. Bring snacks and lunch. Ages 9 to 17. Transportation provided; $20-25; 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.
MONICA’S FRIENDS PRESENT: Featuring performances by Sarah Mattox, Trish Sewell, James Knox, Melissa Bagwell, Jason Stein, Rick Johnson, Jacob Looper, the Central Oregon Mastersingers and more; proceeds benefit Monica and Dee Torrey; Monica is battling cancer; $15; 7:30 p.m., doors open 6:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

SATURDAY
March 13
BUYING AND SELLING ON EBAY: Learn how to post listings to sell on eBay and how to track and bid on auctions; $59; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-383-7270.
EXPLORING THE DESCHUTES PUBLIC LIBRARY CATALOG: Learn to locate materials at the library, place a hold and access your account. Familiarity with Windows operating system and Internet Explorer required. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055.
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.
GRIN AND BEAR IT RUN: 5K, 10K and 1-mile runs to benefit Healthy Beginnings; races begin and end at the amphitheater; costs vary, see Web site for details; free for spectators; 10 a.m.; Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 S.W. Shevlin Hixon Drive, Bend; 541-383-6357 or www.myhb.org.
PRESCHOOL & CHILD CARE FAIR: Explore preschool and child care options in Deschutes County; free; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; St. Charles Bend, 2500 N.E. Neff Road, Bend; 541-389-5475, office@cirlcleoffriendsbend.com or www.cofamilynews.com.
DAVE RAMSEY’S TOTAL MONEY MAKEOVER SIMULCAST LIVE: Learn how to get out of debt, save money and invest confidently; $10; noon-5 p.m., doors open 11 a.m.; First Baptist Church, 60 N.W. Oregon Ave., Bend; 541-749-3020, financialfreedom@westsidechurg.org or www.daveramsey.com/live/simulcast/.
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB ARTISTS: Boys & Girls Club Artists’ Reception
Sat., March 13, 2010,1-3 p.m. Redmond Public Library; Check out the photography exhibit of members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon and meet the artists. Refreshments will be served. For information contact Jenny at jenniferp@dpls.us or 312-1064; 1-3 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.
LADIES AFTERNOON OUT: Fun, shopping and friendship for women. Representatives from various home-based businesses will be on hand selling their products such as cosmetics, jewelry, handbags, legal services and more. Door prize drawings; free; 1-5 p.m.; Redmond Masonic Center, 627 S.W. Seventh St., Redmond; Shellie Schiel,541-410-9762.
LAVA CITY ROLLER DOLLS BOUT: The Lava City Roller Dolls Cinder Kittens play the Southern Oregon Roller Girls; $10 in advance, $12 at the door; 6 p.m., doors open 5 p.m.; Central Oregon Indoor Sports Center, 20795 High Desert Lane, Bend; www.lavacityrollerdolls.com.
LOCAL FLAVOR: Performances by the Moon Mountain Ramblers, Mark Ransom and Friends, appetizers and beer, with a silent auction of items from local businesses; proceeds benefit Waldorf School of Bend; $20, $30 for two; 6 p.m.-midnight; Sons of Norway Hall, 549 N.W. Harmon Blvd., Bend; 541-330-8841.

SUNDAY
March 14
REDMOND COMMUNITY CONCERT ASSOCIATION PERFORMANCE: Tango-, klezmer- and Gypsy-influenced quintet 3 Leg Torso performs; $50 season ticket, $105 family ticket; 2 and 6:30 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-350-7222 or http://redmondcca.org.

MONDAY
March 15
CHILD CARE OVERVIEW CLASS: Learn how to become a registered family child care provider. Registration required by March 12; free; 9 a.m.-noon; NeighborImpact, 2303 S.W. First St., Redmond; 541-548-2380, deniseh@neighborimpact.org or www.neighborimpact.org.
RETIRED EDUCATORS: Central Oregon Retired Educators meeting and luncheon, 11:30 a.m.; Zion Lutheran Church at Black Butte and 11th in Redmond; Heidi Bolt will share her Peace Corps experiences; silent auction to benefit the scholarship fund; new members welcome; lunch $8.50; 541-548-2545.
INTRO TO REIKI: Practitioner Mona Mohler will share the history of Reiki and show how it’s performed. The different levels of training will be discussed along with tips for setting up your own practice; free; 6-7 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1051.

TUESDAY
March 16
“CREATING A RÉSUMÉ WITH WORD”: Familiarity with Windows operating system and MS Office programs 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.
“OREGON GENEALOGICAL AND HISTORICAL RESEARCH”: Bend Genealogical Society presents a program by Nancy Noble; free; 10 a.m.; Williamson Hall, 2200 N.E. Highway 20, Bend; 541-317-8978,541-317-9553 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.
CITY COUNCIL: Redmond City Council meeting, 6:45 a.m.; public welcome; 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
PUBLIC ART: Redmond Commission for Art in Public Places meeting, 4:30 p.m.; public welcome; conference room A; 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
PLANNING COMMISSION:Redmond Urban Area Planning Commission meeting, 7 p.m.; public welcome; conference room A; 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
TODDLER ART: Toe and finger painting for tots 2 to 4. Wear clothes that can get messy; $5; 12:30-1:15 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275.

WEDNESDAY
March 17
BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT: Nine holes of golf, with prizes and a raffle; proceeds benefit Denise Donnelly, who is waiting for a lung transplant; registration required; $30; noon registration, 1 p.m. tee-off time; The Greens at Redmond, 2575 S.W. Greens Blvd., Redmond; 541-504-3803.
SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board meeting, 5:30 p.m.; public welcome; 145 S.E. Salmon Ave.; agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.
AWESOME AUTHOR TODD STRASSER: Redmond teens are invited to attend a lecture with Toss Strasser. Students are invited to explore the mind of a prolific author for teens and to ask questions about what it’s like to be a writer out in the real world. Strasser has written several books including “The Wave” and “Boot Camp.” Hosted by the Deschutes Public Library Teen Services Department; free; 1:54 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-312-1063.
“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; 3:30-5 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1066 or sarahv@dpls.us.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION: Featuring live music by the Tune Dawgs, Steve Allely, The Sweet Harlots and the Moon Mountain Ramblers, and Irish dancers; free; 5-11 p.m.; McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-382-5174 or www.mcmenamins.com.

THURSDAY
March 18
NARFE CENTRAL OREGON MEETS: National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. Topic is federal work experience; free; 10 a.m.; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; 541-548-2228.
DISTRICT BUDGET: Redmond Area Park and Recreation District 2010-2011 budget committee meeting; public comment sought; 6 p.m.; 465 S.W. Rimrock Way; agenda at www.raprd.org.
GAMES DAY FOR TEENS: Teens 12 to 17 can play Nintendo Wii, Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and more. Bring in your own games if rated E or T. Snacks provided; free; 3:15-4:45 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541- 312-1063.

FRIDAY
March 19
“ADVANCED TOPICS IN INTERNET SEARCHING”: Learn to use search engine features and critically evaluate Web sites and information. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or kathy@dpls.us.
EARNED INCOME TAX CREDITS PREPARATION SESSION: Presented by Partnership to End Poverty. For Central Oregonians who are eligible for EITC. Offers access to TaxWise Online. Registration requested; free; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; M.A. Lynch Elementary School, 1314 S.W. Kalama Ave., Redmond; 541-504-1389 or www.yourmoneyback.org.
INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING: Experience the fun and challenge of rock climbing in a controlled indoor environment at InClimb in Bend. All necessary equipment provided. Ages 7 to 17. Transportation provided. Hosted by RAPRD; $20; 1-4:15 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.
AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Alan Contreras talks about his books “Handbook of Oregon Birds: A Field Companion to Birds of Oregon” and “Afield”; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 252 W. Hood Ave., Sisters; 541-549-0866.

SATURDAY
March 20
BINGO: Refreshments available for purchase. Hosted by RAPRD; $4 minimum buy-in; Doors open at noon. Games start at 1 p.m.; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; 541-548-7275.
LIVING ON A FEW ACRES: Classes hosted by the OSU Extension Service. Topics include marketing your farm product, tractor operation, first aid for livestock, berry growing in Central Oregon and more; $35 per person; $60 per couple if registered by March 15.; 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-6088, ext. 7957.
BASIC FIRST AID: Kids ages 8 to 12 will learn what to do in an emergency situation without panicking; $20; 1-3 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.
DULCIMER DEMONSTRATION: Richard Neises plays an Appalachian dulcimer; free; 1-2 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1051.

Afterschool offerings thru Rec District
Redmond Area Park and Recreation District is hosting the following afterschool programs for kids:
Basics of Knitting, Thursdays, 4-5:50 p.m., at Elton Gregory Middle School. Learn to cast on, knit, purl and cast-off. Basic instructions on how to read patterns and kids will take home a simple cotton washcloth pattern to work on. $5 per class.
Create with Nancy, Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursday, 4-5:30 p.m., through March 31, at Elton Gregory Middle School. Create a new craft each week. Cooking, sewing, and more. $15 per week; $6 drop-in.
Street Dance, Wednesdays, 4-5:30 p.m., at Elton Gregory Middle School, Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m., at Obsidian Middle School through March 31. Learn hip hop, rhythms and break dancing. $7 drop-in.
Art class, Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m., through April 1, at Obsidian Middle School. Printmaking, drawing, lithograph, painting and more. $20 all; $6 drop-in.
Voice lessons, Tuesdays, 4-5:30 p.m., through March 30, at Elton Gregory Middle School. Group session. $20 drop-in.
Information: 541-548-7275 or visit www.raprd.org.

Sportsman show all about outdoors
The Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show & Boat/RV Show opens March 11 at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center. Hundreds of vendors showcasing the latest outdoor toys, tools, tips and gadgets. Outdoor experts will host free demonstrations, seminars and interactive displays, and share up-to-date information for outdoor enthusiasts of every kind. Hours are Thursday and Friday, noon to 8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $9 adults; $5 kids 6 to 16; free for kids 5 and under. Two-day pass is $14. Discount coupons are available at Les Schwab Tire Centers, Baxter Auto Parts and online at www.otshows.com.

March 2, 2010

Obituaries

Vernis D. Gisi, of Terrebonne
June 11, 1922 - Feb. 23, 2010
Arrangements: Deschutes Memorial Chapel, www.deschutesmemorialchapel.com 541-382-5592
A visitation was held February 26 Deschutes Memorial Chapel, Bend. A funeral service was held February 27 at Deschutes Mausoleum Chapel.
Contributions may be made to yout local Salvation Army.

Wesley C. ‘Papa’ Vance, of Bend
July 25, 1935 - Feb. 28, 2010
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel, 541-548-3219
Services: March 4th, 11 a.m., Redmond Memorial Chapel, 717 SW 6th St., Redmond, OR. Reception following: Masonic Temple, 627 SW 7th St., Redmond, OR.
Contributions may be made to Partners In Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701.

Jose Loreto Saldana- Gutierrez, of Redmond
April 27, 1957 - Feb. 19, 2010
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel, 541-548-3219
Rosary was held at St. Thomas Catholic Church Redmond February 26. Mass of the Resurrection was held at St. Thomas Catholic Church Redmond February 27.

George Willis Watson ‘Bud’, of Madras
Nov. 5, 1926 - Feb. 27, 2010
Arrangements: Bel-Air Funeral Home, 541-475-2241
Graveside Services: Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Old German Metolius Cemetery on Franklin Road. Celebration of his life to follow at his home 4920 SW Franklin Road.
Contributions may be made to: VFW in Redmond.

Donald Boyd Brown, of Redmond
March 14, 1912 - Feb. 19, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 541-504-9485
Private services to be held later.
Contributions may be made to American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515,
Northampton, MA, 01061-0515
www.macular.org

Dale F. Welch, of Redmond
Sept. 24, 1953 to Feb. 24, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond, 541-504-9485
Viewing at Autumn Funerals, Redmond, 485 NW Larch Ave., on March 3, 12-5pm with graveside service at Terrebonne Pioneer Cemetery on March 4 1pm.

Louise M. Hartwig, of Redmond
Dec. 9, 1931 - Feb. 21, 2010
Arrangements: Whispering Pines Funeral Home - Prineville, 541-416-9733.
A graveside service was held.

JoAnne L. Joyner, of Redmond
Oct. 28, 1944 - Feb. 16, 2010
Arrangements:
Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 541-504-9485
Services: Family service was held on Feb. 27, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. in La Quinta, CA.


Harold Gerard O’Hara, of Sisters
July 1, 1925 - Feb. 24, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 541-504-9485
No services will be held.
Contributions may be made to: American Diabetes Assoc.

Harold Henry Gorski, of Santa Rosa, CA
Jan. 22, 1929 - Feb. 22, 2010
Arrangements: Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home, 541-382-2471
No services have been scheduled at this time.

Lyman Lyle Falk
Feb. 15, 1920 - Feb. 22, 2010
Lyman Lyle Falk went to be with his Lord on February 22, 2010. Services were held at Powell Butte Christian Church on Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 1:30 p.m.
Lyman Lyle Falk was born February 15, 1920 in Halsey, Oregon to parents,
Charles Ludwig and Elizabeth A. (Forrester) Falk. This photo was taken on his 90th birthday. He married Margaret J. Doxsee on January 3, 1942, making a marriage of 68 years. They farmed together at Junction City, Oregon until purchasing a ranch and moving to the Alfalfa Oregon community in 1951. They lived at the ranch until retirement age, moving to Redmond, Oregon in 1977, where he resided until his death. He also worked for various farmers in Powell Butte, Oregon.
He started college with plans to do engineering, but stopped because of WWII. He liked all sports, but especially enjoyed playing baseball on the college team. His grandchildren remember him ice skating with them after retirement. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, but especially fishing after he moved off the ranch. He could repair almost anything and took pride in doing it. He was very patriotic and kept informed on government affairs. His love for the Lord grew in his final years.
His children include Charlotte Bass (Sam), Dail Hacker (Larry), Brett Falk (Debbie), Loette Wallace (Tom). His grandchildren are Micheal Bass, Helen Bateman, Phillip Hacker, Neva Allen, Michelle Wallace, Naomi Deevers, Jerry and Dusty Wallace, Chelsea and Dakota Falk and 13 great- grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Les and Omar, and one sister, Lila Turrell. He is survived by three sisters, Doris Isom (Wade), Treva Yada (Brian), and Vonda Fox (John).
Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to Partners in Care (Hospice), 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701
Deschutes Memorial Chapel entrusted with final arrangements. Condolences to the family may be sent to www.deschutesmemorialchapel.com

Harry Hazelton Kem, Jr.
Oct. 18, 1924 - Feb. 11, 2010
Harry Kem passed away peacefully at his home in Redmond, OR, surrounded by family and friends.
Born in Los Angeles, he served in the Air Force as a fighter pilot and was a U.C. Davis graduate in Animal Sciences.
His early professional years were spent as a cattleman, rancher and horseman. He started the Oregon Quarter Horse Association, of which he was the first president. In later years, Harry loved exploring places off the beaten tourist track and would take long, meandering paths in pursuit of these adventures. He was a voracious reader of current events and history, had an eye for real estate and artwork and enjoyed woodworking, sailing, fly fishing and hunting. His greatest passion was flying and one of his enriching talents was his ability to develop long and loyal friendships. Harry was a philanthropist.
Harry is survived by his wife, Dean, five children, one adopted daughter, two grandsons and one great-granddaughter.
No service will be held. Memorial Contributions may be made to Chance to Become Scholarship: PO Box 1094, St. Helens, OR 97051 or Central Oregon Symphony, 1295 NW City View Dr., Bend OR 97701.

Harold 'Peanut' R. Wareing
Dec. 02, 1944 - Feb. 24, 2010
Harold R. "Peanut" Wareing of Redmond, died on Wednesday Feb. 24, 2010, at the age of 65 years. Harold was born in Portland, OR. on December 02, 1944, to parents, Donald and Mary (Meigs) Wareing.
He had lived in Redmond since he was a year old and attended Redmond Schools. He had a lot of friends and was a member of a pool league for a long time. He was also very artistic.
Harold leaves behind one daughter, Holly Sullanger of Sheridan, OR; six sisters, Jeannine Johnson of Austin, TX, Norma Faddis of Tumalo, OR, Helen Ball, Joyce Bawter, Eunice Coyner and Nancy Tanler all of Redmond, OR.
There are several grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Private family graveside services were held at Redmond Memorial Cemetery. Please visit the website at www.redmondmemorial.com to send condolences to family.

Event Calendar

WEDNESDAY
March 3
“IT’S IN THE BAG” LECTURE SERIES: Neil Browne presents “Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead - Religion, Pragmatism, and the Ecology of Place”; the lecture explores how the novel takes a tradition and teases out its potential for an ecologically-oriented future; free; noon-1 p.m.; OSU-Cascades Campus, Cascades Hall, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-322-3100, info@osucascades.edu or www.osucascades.edu/lunchtime-lectures.
“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)invites 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.
PARKS: Redmond Parks Commission, 6:30 p.m.; Redmond Fire & Rescue conference room, 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us

THURSDAY
March 4
FIRST THURSDAY LUNCHEON: Susan Duncan, the accessibility manager for the City of Bend, will speak about ongoing ADA issues; $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.
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.
CENTRAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS AUCTION: A dinner, with live and silent auctions; proceeds benefit Central Christian School; $30-$40; 5 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-7803 or tbristow@centralchristianschools.com.
DINE AND DANCE: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4108, 1836 S.W. Veterans Way, Redmond; prime rib dinner, $8 a person, 6 p.m.; dance to music of 3 Quarter Short, 7 p.m., $6 ($4 for VFW or Auxiliary members); 541-548-4108.
AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Diane Goeres-Gardner talks about her book “Murder, Morality and Madness: Women Criminals in Early Oregon.”; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.
“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; 7:30 p.m.; Greenwood Playhouse, 148 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-389-0803 or www.cascadestheatrical.org.
VIENNA BOYS CHOIR: The choir performs popular masterpieces; $25-$30; 7:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

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.
CASCADE WINDS SYMPHONIC BAND: “From Russia With Love,” featuring works by Shostakovich, Tschesnokoff, Stravinsky 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.

MONDAY
March 8
DOWNTOWN: Downtown Urban Renewal Advisory Committee; 5 p.m.; Redmond Fire and Rescue, 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us
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.

TUESDAY
March 9
CITY COUNCIL: Redmond City Council; 6:45 a.m. and 7 p.m.; council chambers, 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us

WEDNESDAY
March 10
PARK AND REC: Redmond Area Park and Recreation District board of directors meeting; 6:30 a.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way. Agenda at www.raprd.org
LOCAL HISTORY: Redmond Historical Commission meeting; 2 p.m.; Redmond Museum, 529 S.W. Seventh St. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us
DO IT YOURSELF FREEZER JAM: Make jam the simple way and take a jar home; free; 6:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1032 or www.dpls.us/calendar.
FIRE DISTRICT: Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District No.1 board of directors meeting; 7 p.m.; main station, 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond.

THURSDAY
March 11
GOOD CHAIR, GREAT BOOKS: Read and discuss “The Welsh Girl” by Peter Ho Davies; bring a lunch; free; noon-1 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1064 or www.dpls.us/calendar.

FRIDAY
March 12
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.
EARNED INCOME TAX CREDITS PREPARATION SESSION: Presented by Partnership to End Poverty. For Central Oregonians who are eligible for EITC. Offers access to TaxWise Online. Registration requested; free; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; M.A. Lynch Elementary School, 1314 S.W. Kalama Ave., Redmond; 541-504-1389 or www.yourmoneyback.org.
GALLAGHER: Wacky comedian performs a sledge-o-matic show; ages 21 and older; $10, $15 or $20; 8 p.m., doors open 7 p.m.; Kah-Nee-Ta High Desert Resort & Casino, 100 Main St., Warm Springs; 541-553-1112 or http://kahneeta.com.

SATURDAY
March 13
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.
GRIN AND BEAR IT RUN: 5K, 10K and 1-mile runs to benefit Healthy Beginnings; races begin and end at the amphitheater; costs vary, see Web site for details; free for spectators; 10 a.m.; Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 S.W. Shevlin Hixon Drive, Bend; 541-383-6357 or www.myhb.org.
BREAKFAST AT THE 'V’: 8:30-10:30 a.m.; eggs your way, hash browns, bacon, English muffin, coffee or hot chocolate; $6.50 a person, $5.50 senior portion; check out the Bake Sale for goodies to go; VFW Post 4108, 1836 S.W. Veterans Way, Redmond; 541-548-4108.

SUNDAY
March 14
REDMOND COMMUNITY CONCERT ASSOCIATION PERFORMANCE: Tango-, klezmer- and Gypsy-influenced quintet 3 Leg Torso performs; $50 season ticket, $105 family ticket; 2 and 6:30 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-350-7222 or http://redmondcca.org.

TUESDAY
March 16
“CREATING A RÉSUMÉ WITH WORD”: Familiarity with Windows operating system and MS Office programs 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.

RV/Sportsmen’s Show
The Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show & Boat/RV Show opens March 11 at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center. Outdoor experts will host free demonstrations, seminars and interactive displays, and share up-to-date information for outdoor enthusiasts of every kind. Hours Thursday and Friday, noon to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission $9 adults; $5 kids 6 to 16; free for kids 5 and under. Discount coupons are available at Les Schwab Tire Centers, Baxter Auto Parts and online at www.otshows.com.

Nominate a hero
The American Red Cross, Oregon Mountain River Chapter, will host its Sixth Annual Heroes’ Breakfast June 9 at the National Guard Armory in Bend. This special event recognizes heroes in the community – ordinary people who took extraordinary actions to help fellow citizens. Nominations for heroes are now being accepted. Forms are available online at www.mountainriver.redcross.org; deadline is March 26. Information: Nancy Walter, 541-923-1728.

Clean up and speed up your PC
COCC’s Community Learning department is hosting a class on how to clean up and speed up your personal computer Thursdays, 6-9 p.m., March 11-18, at the Redmond campus. Hands-on class will teach students how to clean up, troubleshoot and diagnose software and security problems that slow down or damage your computer. Cost is $59. Information: 541-383-7270 or http://noncredit.cocc.edu.