March 2, 2010

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.

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