March 9, 2010

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.

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