March 16, 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.

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