March 30, 2010

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.

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