April 20, 2010

Event calendar

WEDNESDAY
April 21
FINANCIAL PLANNING AND MONEY MANAGEMENT: Part of NeighborImpact’s financial fitness series. Learn about credit and loans. Preregistration required; free; 5:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; NeighborImpact, 2303 S.W. First St., Redmond; 541-548-2380.
THURSDAY
April 22
CENTRAL OREGON BUSINESS EXPO: Offers business networking, breakout sessions and workshops. Luncheon features speakers Linda Navarro, president and CEO of Oregon Bankers Association, and Jeffrey Savage, senior VP and senior director of investment for Wells Fargo. They will discuss “How Did We Get Here and Where Do We Go?”; free to attend; $15 for luncheon, reservations required; booth space $275 for members of a Central Oregon chamber of commerce and $325 for nonmembers; 1-6 p.m., and luncheon runs from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-923-5191 or www.cobusinessexpo.com.
DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION: Redmond Development Commission meeting, public welcome; 3:30 p.m.; 341 Dogwood Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
TEEN THURSDAY SHOE GRAFFITI: Decorate a shoe with sharpies. Vote for your favorite design. Shoes and 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.
COMPUTER ESSENTIALS I: The class is designed for beginners; $49; Class continues April 29, 6-9 pm; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-383-7270 or http://noncredit@cocc.edu.
CENTRAL OREGON WRITERS GUILD MEETING: Professional editor Jami Carpenter, who will present “The ABCs of Editing.” Open to the public; free; 6:30-9 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; Elsie Rochna,541-923-0896 or www.CentralOregonWritersGuild.com.
COWBOYS 4 KIDS: Featuring western entertainment including live music, swing dancers and a cowboy poet; event also includes a silent auction and a raffle; proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon, KIDS Center, Saving Grace and SMART; $12; 6:30 p.m., doors open 5:30 p.m.; Crook County High School, Eugene Southwell Auditorium, 1100 S.E. Lynn Blvd., Prineville; 541-355-5600 or http://cowboys4kids.kintera.org/CrookCounty.

FRIDAY
April 23
“GETTING STARTED WITH COMPUTERS AND SOFTWARE”: Covers mouse skills, scrolling and other basic tasks within MS Office programs. Must be able to use a computer mouse. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or jenniferp@dpls.us.
AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Diane Hammond reads from and discusses her novel “Seeing Stars”; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.
SPRING MUSIC FESTIVAL: The Sisters Chorale presents a festival under the direction of Irene Liden, with guest appearances by the Cascade Brass Quintet, Adele McCready, The Forefathers and the Sisters High Desert Bell Choir; followed by a reception; free; 7 p.m.; Sisters Community Church, 1300 W. McKenzie Highway, Sisters; 541-549-1037, lidenmezzo@bendbroadband.com or www.sisterschorale.com.
OREGON CANNABIS TAX ACT AWARENESS TOUR: Featuring performances by John Trudell, Tim Pate and friends and The State of Jefferson; proceeds benefit the tax act; $29.50 in advance, $35 at the door; 8 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, Hooker Creek Event Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 800-723-0188 or http://cannabistaxact.org.
TONY FURTADO: Portland-based roots rocker performs; $10 plus service charges; 8 p.m.; Old Stone Church, 157 N.W. Franklin Ave., Bend; www.bendticket.com.

SATURDAY
April 24
REDMOND GRANGE BREAKFAST: Featuring sourdough pancakes, eggs, ham, coffee and more; $5, $3 ages 12 and younger; 7-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Grange, 707 S.W. Kalama Ave., Redmond; 541-480-4495 or http://redmondgrange.org.
SPRING GARDENING SEMINAR AND GARDEN MARKET: Keynote speaker Gail Langellotto-Rhodaback will talk about Genetically Modified Foods. Classes include hardy perennials, vegetable gardening, raising chickens, food preservation, using conifers in Central Oregon, growing apples, hobby greenhouse, and more; $10 per class; 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-6088 or http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes/.
EARTH DAY: Earth Day Celebration and Dry Canyon Cleanup; 10 a.m.; chidren’s activities, music, free lunch for volunteers, bring gloves and water; Sam Johnson Park, Redmond; 541-504-2000.
SMITH ROCK: Smith Rock native planting and weed pull; 9 a.m.; Smith Rock State Park; 541-385-0445.
BEGINNING FLASH ANIMATION CLASS: Learn how to create basic animations in Flash that can be used in Web pages. Preregistration required; $59; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7270 or http://noncredit.cocc.edu.
BETH MOORE SIMULCAST: A powerful one-day simulcast by Beth Moore, renowned and esteemed Bible teacher, based on her newest book “So Long, Insecurity.” Moore tries to help women face their fears, rediscover dignity and develop a strong sense of self. Lunch provided; free; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Powell Butte Church, 13720 S.W. Highway 126, Powell Butte; 541-548-3066.
FUR TRADER DAYS: Learn what it was like to be a fur trapper in 1825; talk to live trappers, dig roots, make pemmican and more; included in the price of admission; $10 adults, $9 ages 65 and older, $6 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
GREYHOUND ADOPTION EVENT: In conjunction with April National Greyhound Adoption Month. There will be a number of retired racing greyhounds on site and volunteers to answer questions about greyhounds and the adoption process. Greyhounds are a gentle breed that in general get along well with all family members and other pets; free; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Big R, 3141 S. Highway 97, Redmond; 800-336-1472 or www.gpa-nw.org.
PROCESSION OF THE SPECIES: Parade features people of all ages dressed as their favorite plant or animal; free; 11 a.m. parade, 10:30 a.m. staging begins on Louisiana Avenue; downtown Bend; 541-385-6908, ext. 15 or www.envirocenter.org.
BRUCE COCKBURN: The Ontario, Canada-based guitarist performs; $37 in advance, $40 day of show; 7 p.m., doors open 6 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
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 25
FUR TRADER DAYS: Learn what it was like to be a fur trapper in 1825; talk to live trappers, dig roots, make pemmican and more; included in the price of admission; $10 adults, $9 ages 65 and older, $6 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
STRIKE UP THE BAND: Featuring a pops concert, silent auction, raffle and more; proceeds will offset pay-to-play fees for the Redmond High School band; $15, $5 students; 1 p.m.; Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-923-4800.
LAKOTA SIOUX DANCE THEATRE: Meet the acclaimed dance troupe that celebrates the Lakota people through creation stories, sacred songs, and traditional dances with authentic costumes; included in the price of admission; $10 adults, $9 ages 65 and older, $6 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; 2 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
SPRING MUSIC FESTIVAL: The Sisters Chorale presents a festival under the direction of Irene Liden, with guest appearances by the Cascade Brass Quintet, Adele McCready, The Forefathers and the Sisters High Desert Bell Choir; followed by a reception; free; 2:30 p.m.; Sisters Community Church, 1300 W. McKenzie Highway, Sisters; 541-549-1037, lidenmezzo@bendbroadband.com or www.sisterschorale.com.

MONDAY
April 26
TEXAS HOLD 'EM TOURNAMENT: A poker tournament to raise funds to bring the Traveling Vietnam Wall to Central Oregon; $10; 6:30 p.m.; Jake’s Diner, 2210 N.E. Highway 20, Bend; 541-419-6021.
LAKOTA SIOUX DANCE THEATRE: Costumed singers, dancers and storytellers celebrate American Indian culture; $25-$30; 7:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
CONSERVATION DISTRICT: Deschutes Soil and Water Conservation District meeting, public welcome; 11 a.m.; 625 S.E. Salmon Ave. #7, agenda at www.deschutesswcd.com.

TUESDAY
April 27
“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 or lesliw@dpls.us.
CITY COUNCIL: Redmond City Council meeting, public welcome; 6:45 a.m. and 7 p.m.; 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
DESCHUTES COUNTY COMMISSIONER CANDIDATE FORUM: The League of Women Voters of Deschutes County is sponsoring a public forum for the candidates filed for Deschutes County Commissioner Positions 1 and 3; 12:30-2 p.m.; Deschutes County administration building, 1300 N.W. Wall St., Bend; Susie Penhollow,541-382-2724.
“SUDS 'N SUDS”: Take-Two Productions presents a musical comedy; proceeds benefit the family of Scott Downing, who was injured while working cattle; $25; 6:15 p.m.; Terrebonne Community School, 1199 B Ave., Terrebonne; 541-990-5479 or tom@ankony.com.
LEELAND: The progressive-rock act performs, with Phil Wickham; $12-$20; 7:30 p.m.; Christian Life Center, 21720 E. Highway 20, Bend; 541-389-8241 or www.itickets.com.

WEDNESDAY
April 28
31 CENT SCOOP NIGHT: All Baskin-Robbins stores will offer 2 ½ ounce ice cream scoops for 31 cents. Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation will make a $100,000 donation to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation; 5-10 p.m.; www.baskinrobbins.com.
SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board meeting, public welcome; 5:30 p.m.; 145 S.E. Salmon Ave.; agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.

THURSDAY
April 29
CANNING SALSA AND CHUTNEY WORKSHOP : Learn how to safely prepare and can salsa and chutney at a “hands-on” workshop. Class size is limited. Registration deadline is April 27; $15; 9 a.m.-noon; OSU Extension Service, 3893 S.W. Airport Way , Redmond; 541-548-6088.
AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Darin Furry talks about his book “Beyond Sagebrush”; included in the price of admission; $10 adults, $9 ages 65 and older, $6 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; 1 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
TEEN THURSDAY HENNA TATTOOS: Learn about the ancient art of Mehndi and create your own henna body art. All supplies and 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 30
“EDITING A REPORT WITH WORD”: Learn some of the basic functions of MS Word, plus edit and save a report. Familiarity with the 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.
CENTRAL OREGON HOME AND GARDEN SHOW: The 18th annual event features more than 300 exhibits, landscaping and gardening displays and more; $7 adults, free ages 16 and younger; noon-6 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-389-1058 or www.centraloregonshow.com.
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE: Blood donations needed; 1-6 p.m.; Redmond Grange, 707 S.W. Kalama Ave., Redmond; 800-GIVE LIFE.
TRIP TO SUN MOUNTAIN FUN CENTER: Bowling and arcade games. Bring additional money for food, golf or go carts. Transportation provided. For grades 6-12; $14 and $18; 1-4 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.
WALK THE ART BEAT YOUTH SHOW: A spring showcase of local youth art and music at participating businesses; free; 5-8 p.m.; downtown Redmond; 541-923-5191.
BEND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY SPRING SEMINAR: Gary Zimmerman, president of the Fiske Genealogical Foundation of Seattle, will present “History and Genealogical Records of the British Isles”; $55 or $50 for members, $50 or $45 members before April 26; 4:30 p.m. registration and hors d’oeuvres, 5:30 p.m. lecture; Williamson Hall, 2200 N.E. Highway 20, Bend; 541-317-8978 or541-317-9553.
BLACK & WHITE FAT CAT GALA DINNER: A live and silent auction, with dinner and drinks; reservations requested; proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Redmond; $60, tables available; 6 p.m., dinner begins at 7 p.m.; Chloe at North Redmond Station, 1857 N.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-923-0882.
COSA SONG OF THE YEAR SHOW: The Central Oregon Songwriters’ Association presents its 12th annual awards show, with live performances and a silent auction; $10, free ages 12 and younger with a paid adult; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
SIZZLING SALSA: Learn the basic Latin steps including, classic Salsa, Rumba and Mambo. These are beginner classes but fun for all levels. Ages 16 and up; $15 per couple; 7-8 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275.

SATURDAY
May 1
BEND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY SPRING SEMINAR: Gary Zimmerman, president of the Fiske Genealogical Foundation of Seattle, will speak about genealogical records and repositories of England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland; $55 or $50 for members, $50 or $45 members before April 26; 8:30 a.m. registration and breakfast, 9 a.m. lecture; Williamson Hall, 2200 N.E. Highway 20, Bend; 541-317-8978 or541-317-9553.
STEEL STAMPEDE: Crooked River Ranch-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce presents a vintage motorcycle rally for riders and spectators; proceeds benefit the Crooked River Ranch community; $10; 7:30 a.m. registration, 9:15 a.m. start; field across from Trading Post, S.W. Chinook Drive and Commercial Loop Road, Crooked River Ranch; 541-923-2679.
WESTERN ARTS ROUNDUP: A celebration of Western art, cowboy music, poetry, vendors and more; proceeds benefit the Central Oregon Wild Horse Coalition; free; 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Crook County Fairgrounds, 1280 S. Main St., Prineville; 541-447-8165.
CENTRAL OREGON HOME AND GARDEN SHOW: The 18th annual event features more than 300 exhibits, landscaping and gardening displays and more; $7 adults, free ages 16 and younger; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-389-1058 or www.centraloregonshow.com.
BET AGAINST HUNGER: Watch the Kentucky Derby and play casino games; event also includes a fanciful-hat contest, a silent auction and hors d’oeuvres; reservations requested; proceeds benefit NeighborImpact; $50; 2-5 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-548-2380, ext. 148, sandyk@neighborimpact.org or www.neighborimpact.org.
FARM WORKSHOP: Experiential farm work shop sponsored by OSU Extention, Deschutes Counry Weed Management and Deschutes Soil and Water Conservation District; 9 a.m. to noon or 1-4 p.m.; lunch provided; information on water management, wildlife and forest buffers, pasture and manure management, engery efficiency;space is limited; 541-923-2204.

SUNDAY
May 2
STEEL STAMPEDE: Crooked River Ranch-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce presents a vintage motorcycle rally for riders and spectators; proceeds benefit the Crooked River Ranch community; $10; 7:30 a.m. registration, 9:15 a.m. start; field across from Trading Post, S.W. Chinook Drive and Commercial Loop Road, Crooked River Ranch; 541-923-2679.
CENTRAL OREGON HOME AND GARDEN SHOW: The 18th annual event features more than 300 exhibits, landscaping and gardening displays and more; $7 adults, free ages 16 and younger; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-389-1058 or www.centraloregonshow.com.
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.

FRIDAY
May 7
LITTLE RASCALS DINNER AND AUCTION: A fundraising dinner and auction hosted by the local non-profit Redmond Learning Center and Child Care. Proceeds will help low-income families pay for certified safe, reliable and quality child care at the Redmond Learning Center. Part of the proceeds will also go towards replacing and upgrading much needed equipment at the non-profit center. Tickets are available at D&D Realty in Redmond; $50 per person; $90 per couple; Social hour starts at 5:30 p.m. Dinner and silent auction start at 6:30 p.m. Live auction follows.; Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-923-4854.
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
May 8
YOUNG MUSICIANS COMPETE: The Cascades Foundation of Musical Arts will host its Third Annual Competition for musicians ages 5-20. Youth will compete in piano, strings, woodwinds, voice and ensembles. Participant applications are available online; ; Central Oregon Community College, Wille Hall, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; www.cascadesfoundationmusicalarts.org.
YOUTH CONFERENCE: “Do Hard Things,” a one-day DVD conference for Christian teens and parents sponsored by Rebelution; doors open at 8 a.m., conference 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; preregister at www.therebelution.com; 541-526-0603.
CAR SHOW: Second annual High Desert Cruise-In car show, Albertson’s parking lot in Redmond, S. Highway 97 and Odem Medo Road; registration 8 a.m.; $10 entry fee;, shown and shine 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; drawings, prizes, DJ entertainment; 541-548-4895.
KATHRYN STOCKETT: The author of “The Help” speaks about her work; part of the A Novel Idea ... Read Together program; free, but a ticket is required; 1 p.m., doors open 12:30 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-312-1031.

MONDAY
May 17
INTERMEDIATE FLASH ANIMATION CLASS: Preregistration required; $59; Mondays through May 24 from 6-9 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7270 or http://noncredit.cocc.edu.

WEDNESDAY
May 19
“MAXED OUT — LESSONS ON CREDIT CARDS”: Part of NeighborImpact’s financial fitness series. Watch and discuss a documentary about the credit card industry. Preregistration required; free; 6-8 p.m.; NeighborImpact, 20310 Empire Ave., Suite A110, Bend; 541-318-7506, ext. 109 or somerh@neighborimpact.org.

THURSDAY
May 20
GAME DAY FOR TEENS: Play Nintendo Wii, Guitar Hero, Rock Band and more. Kids can bring their own games if rated E or T. Grades 6 through 12. Snacks provided; free; 3:15-5:15 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1063.
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
May 21
HIGH DESERT CHAMBER MUSIC - MOUNTAIN TRIO: String musicians will be joined by Isabelle Senger and Carrie Little to play selections from Mozart, Mendelssohn and Schumann; $30, $15 children and students with ID; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-306-3988, info@highdesertchambermusic.com or www.highdesertchambermusic.com.

Grad party donations sought
The Redmond High School Graduation Party Committee is accepting pre-sales of fresh asparagus to raise money for the annual graduation party. Cost is $15 per five-pound bundle. The asparagus will be ready to cut in mid-May. To order, e-mail Amy at culvertarvins@aol.com. Additional fundraising efforts include a graduation package raffle drawing. Included in the package are eight reserved “Best Seats in the House” and two reserved parking spots right up front on graduation night at the Deschutes County Event Center, and a $200 gift certificate for Tate and Tate Catering and a personalized party cake. The winning ticket will be drawn on June 4. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20. Tickets can be purchased at upcoming high school events or by calling Jill, 541-504-1612.

Relive the '60s
Friday night cruises in Redmond begin May 8, weather permitting. All classic cars, trucks, rat rods and bikes welcome; meet at Great American Furniture parking lot at 5 p.m. every Friday until October. 541-548-4895.

Yard debris free disposal
FireFree encourages residents to get prepared for the upcoming wildfire season by cleaning up their yards and creating defensible spaces around their homes. Residents can recycle their yard waste and debris for free at local landfills and transfer stations on the following dates: May 15-16, Negus Transfer Station, Redmond.
Information: www.firefree.org.

Grief camp for kids

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.

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.

Call for car buffs
The Redmond Centennial Advisory Committee is seeking people to display their unique cars during the Centennial Week Fourth of July Celebration July 5 next to the new Centennial Park. The committee is looking for cars to represent every decade of the past 100 years. Information: Amanda Gow, 541-385-7988 or online at www.ci.redmond.or.us (click on The Hub logo).

Man on a mission


Sgt. Landon Rasmussen's proposal to his girlfriend Marcy Oakland is accepted moments after he returns home from his second tour in Iraq, April 8.

It’s very evident that Sgt. Landon Rasmussen was the right man for the job.

An Army sniper with the 4th Brigade Combat Team 1st Armored Division and a veteran of two tours in Iraq, Rasmussen knows the importance of a mission, tactical precision and stealth.

So when he dropped to one knee April 8 on the tarmac at Fort Bliss, Texas, to propose to his girlfriend Marcy Oakland, it was anything but spontaneous.

While the Redmond couple vaguely knew each other in high school it wasn’t until a little more than a year ago that they reconnected, via the social networking Web site, Facebook. Landon, 24, came home on leave in March 2009 and began dating Marcy, 24, until deployment last spring.
Long-distance romance soon led to talk of marriage but a formal proposal had to wait until Landon returned – and months of solitude gave him plenty of time to plan.

“Marcy’s been so supportive of me being in the military,” said Landon, “I knew I wanted to be in uniform if possible when I proposed.” After she sent him a handmade pillowcase for Christmas, complete with photos of the couple and the official snipers’ creed, Landon’s plan started to take place.

“I hung it above my bed in my tent in Iraq; my brothers there were pretty impressed by it,” he said. The details of the proposal came slowly. “Sitting on guard one night I had a lot of time to think and the idea popped into my head. I wanted to go all out; I didn’t want it to be any ordinary proposal.”

A soldier with a mission, Landon planned down to the tiniest detail. He called Marcy’s parents to ask for her hand and swore them to secrecy. After fruitless weeks searching for a wedding ring online, he designed his own – then drove the jeweler crazy with endless revisions and tweaks, all via e-mails with attached photos of the work in progress.
Back home, Marcy was totally unaware anything was afoot.

“Everybody was in on the secret but me,” she recalled with a laugh. “I guess whenever I left the room everyone would talk about it but I never caught them.”

Determined to propose the moment he stepped off the plane in the U.S., Landon knew he would have to get special permission from the Army.

“Typically, the soldiers coming off the plane are not allowed to come up to the crowd and the crowd is not allowed to cross the barricade,” said Landon’s mother Karil Mallory in an e-mail. “We can (only) yell and scream and welcome them home with all the cheering that is humanly possible.”

Landon said the usual procedure is for soldiers to exit the plane in formation, relinquish their weapons and enter a building for debriefing before being released to greet family.

“My dad had to get permission from the MPs for me to break formation and even then I didn’t know if I could until the last minute,” recalled Landon.
Ever the tactician, he had developed a Plan A, Plan B, and Plan C to follow, to account for different obstacles.

When the plane touched down at Fort Bliss his parents sent him a text letting them know the MPs had cleared his unusual request (according to base officials, it was the first on-tarmac proposal since the unit was assigned there).

He also found out Marcy and both their families were at the front of the barricade (important placement for her to see his proposal gesture) and that his mother had the ring – finished too late to send to him in Iraq – to slip in his hand at the right moment.

He unfurled the pillowcase, where the reverse side read “Will You Marry Me Marcy Oakland?” as he walked away from the plane, smiling broadly.
Caught on film by his family and the news crew that caught wind of the proposal is Landon being halted on the tarmac by an MP who wasn’t in on the arrangement (Plan C?), and a buddy wishing him luck with a good-natured “Don’t pass out Ras.”

“I saw the news crew filming him but I thought it was just because they had interviewed his mother earlier,” said Marcy. When she saw the sign she knew, and although the special moment was caught on tape by two news crews and numerous personal cameras she never noticed them.

“All I saw was Landon,” Marcy said.

“It was definitely a team effort,” said Landon. “We’re so lucky she didn’t find out, so many people already knew.”

-- story by Leslie Pugmire Hole

Obituaries

Harley Wayne Carroll, of Madras
January 19, 1923 - April 16, 2010
Arrangements: Bel-Air Funeral Home, Madras
541-475-2241
Services: Thursday, April 22, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Madras, Ore. Burial will follow at Mt. Jefferson Memorial Park. Public visitation will be April 21 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and the morning of April 22, all at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to: Mt. View Hospice c/o Mt. View Hospital, Madras, OR 97741.

Clarence Eugene “Gene” Murray, of Bend
Feb. 6, 1952 - April 15, 2010
Arrangements:Baird Funeral Home of Bend.
541-382-0903
www.bairdmortuaries.com
Services: A committal service will be held on 1 p.m., April 21, 2010, at
Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon.
Contributions may be made to: Police Memorial Fund (RE: Fallen Firefighters/Police License Plate)
4190 SW Aumsville Hwy, Salem, OR 97137.

Everett Lloyd Miller, of Bend
Dec. 27, 1922 - April 14, 2010
Arrangements: Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home, 541-382-2471, www.niswonger-reynolds.com
Services: A Memorial Service will be held at 9 a.m., April 22, 2010, at First Baptist Church, 60 NW Oregon Ave. Bend, OR. A graveside service will follow at 10:30 a.m. at Pilot Butte Cemetery, Bend.
Contributions may be made to: High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Hwy. 97, Bend, OR.

Kevin Richard Fox, of Bend
Feb. 7, 1964 - April 12, 2010
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend, 541-382-0903, www.bairdmortuaries.com
Services: A Celebration of Life was held at his mother’s house April 16, 2010.
Contributions may be made to Partners In Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Bend, Oregon 97701, www.partnersbend.org

Bertha Rast Sutton, of Bend
Nov. 2, 1920 - April 12, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Bend, 541-318-0842
Services: Memorial service was held April 14, 2010 at Stone Lodge in Bend.
Contributions may be made to Partners In Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Court Bend, OR 97701.

Barbara J. Boland, of Bend
Nov. 17, 1944 - April 6, 2010
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend, 541-382-0903, www.bairdmortuaries.com
Services: No formal services will be held.
Contributions may be made to: Bend Senior High School Life Skills Program, 230 Northeast 6th Street, Bend, Oregon 97701, Attn.: Accounting.

Charles Jeff Dudley, of Bend
July 19, 1932 - April 11, 2010
Arrangements: Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home, 541-382-2471, www.niswonger-reynolds.com
Services: A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1 p.m., April 24, 2010, at Discovery Christian Church, 334 NW Newport Ave., Bend. A private family interment will be held at the family cemetery at a later date.

William M. Gadow, of Bend
Oct. 1, 1942 - Mar. 22, 2010
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend, 541-382-0903, www.bairdmortuaries.com
No formal services will be held.
Contributions may be made to: Partners In Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, Oregon 97701, www.partnersbend.org

Leonard Wiley Keefer, of Bend
Mar. 31, 1942 - April 12, 2010
Arrangements: Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home
541-382-2471, www.niswonger-reynolds.com
A Celebration of Life service was held April 17, 2010 at the Suntree Village Mobile Home Park Recreation Center, Bend.

Ethel L. Mikolich, of Bend
Jan. 9, 1913 - April 14, 2010
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend, 541-382-0903, www.bairdmortuaries.com
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Contributions may be made to: Bend Senior Center, 1600 SE Reed Market Road, Bend, OR 97701 or Partners In Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701.

Samuel Scott Stipe, of Redmond
Aug. 30, 1991 - April 16, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond
541-504-9485
Memorial Service is at 12 :00 pm, on Friday, April 23, 2010, at Carey Foster Hall at Crook County Fairgrounds, 1280 S. Main St., Prineville, Oregon.

Ronald R. Rose, of Bend
Aug. 16, 1942 - Mar. 8, 2010
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend, 541-382-0903, www.bairdmortuaries.com
No formal services will be held.
Contributions may be made to: Partners In Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, Oregon 97701, www.partnersbend.org

Lawrence Floyd Lopez, of Redmond
May 10, 1917 - Mar. 17, 2010
Arrangements:Baird Funeral Home of Bend, 541-382-0903, www.bairdmortuaries.com
Services: A graveside service at Happy Homestead Cemetery in South Lake Tahoe, California was held on March 26, 2010.

Betty Lue Whitcomb, of Bend
Dec. 1, 1930 - April 9, 2010
Arrangements: Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home
541-382-2471, www.niswonger-reynolds.com
There will be a private family service at a later date.
Contributions may be made to: Partners In Care Hospice, Bend, OR.

Clifford Richard Smith, of Bend
April 30, 1953 - April 10, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Bend, 541-318-0842
Celebration of Life, Friday, April 23, 2010, 1:00 p.m. at The Christian Life Center, 21720 East Highway 20, Bend, OR.

Charlene Lucia Dudley
Dec. 18, 1945 - March 23, 2010
Arrangements: Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home
541-382-2471, www.niswonger-reynolds.com
A Celebration of Life service was held on April 3, 2010.

Robert Marvin Walker, of Bend
August 19, 1924 - April 10, 2010
Arrangements:Deschutes Memorial Chapel
541-382-5592, www.deschutesmemorialchapel.com
Celebration of Life ceremony will be announced later.

Gale Lee Grogan, of Bend
May 14, 1948 - April 13, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Bend, 541-318-0842
Services were held April 18, 2010,

William ‘Bo’ Rodman, of Redmond
October 18, 1963 - April 12, 2010
No services have been planned at this time.
Contributions may be made to: National MS Society, Oregon Chapter or the charity of the giver’s choice.

Saylor E. Ennis, of Sisters
Mar. 2, 1910 - Mar. 17, 2010

Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend
541-382-0903, www.bairdmortuaries.com
Services: No services are planned at this time.

Irven Thomas Risland, of Prineville
Oct. 2, 1923 - April 8, 2010

Arrangements: Whispering Pines Funeral Home - Prineville
541-416-9733
Services: None at this time.

David L. Darling, of Bend
Mar. 6, 1936 - April 13, 2010

Arrangements:Autumn Funerals, Bend, 541-318-0842
Services: Private family services will be held.

Clarence Larson, of Bend
Nov. 28, 1921 - April 13, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Bend, 541-318-0842
No services are planned at this time.

Dave Alan Hallowell, of Bend
Dec. 02, 1934 - April 8, 2010

Arrangements:Baird Funeral Home of Bend
541-382-0903, www.bairdmortuaries.com
A Celebration of Life was held April 17, 2010, at the First Presbyterian Church, Bend, Ore.
Contributions: First Presbyterian Church, Music Fund, 230 NE 9th St., Bend, OR 97701 or Partners In Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct. Bend, OR 97701,
www.partnersbend.org

Beverly Ann Franks, of Bend
Dec. 2, 1932 - April 14, 2010

Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Bend, 541-318-0842
Memorial Service was held at Discovery Christian Church, April 17, 2010.
Contributions may be made to: Fort Rock Historical Society, Ft. Rock, Oregon 97735.

April 13, 2010

Event calendar

WEDNESDAY
April 14
LIBRARY DISTRICT: Deschutes County library board meeting, public welcome; noon; 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda items include a discussion of trends at the Redmond library; 541-312-1021.

THURSDAY
April 15
RV, BOAT AND ATV SHOW: See new RVs, boats and ATVs; free; 9 a.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-382-5009.
NARFE CENTRAL OREGON MEETING: NARFE Central Oregon Meeting. National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. This month’s program will feature the federal work experience, with the different agencies of the members present; free; 10 a.m.; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; 54541-548-2228.
GAME DAY FOR TEENS: Play Nintendo Wii, Guitar Hero, Rock Band and more. Kids can bring their own games if rated E or T. Grades 6 through 12. Snacks provided; free; 3:15-5:15 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1063.
TOWN HALL: Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, learn about the sheriff’s office’s accomplishments, jail expansion needs, budget, get questions answered; 6 p.m., Terrebonne Sheriff’s Substation, 8154 11th St., Suite 3; 541-388-6659.

FRIDAY
April 16
“MANAGING YOUR GMAIL ACCOUNT”: Learn how to create group mailing lists, manage folders and attach files. Must have familiarity with Windows operating system,Internet Explorer and Gmail. 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, BOAT AND ATV SHOW: See new RVs, boats and ATVs; free; 9 a.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-382-5009.

SATURDAY
April 17
RV, BOAT AND ATV SHOW: See new RVs, boats and ATVs; free; 9 a.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-382-5009.
BINGO: Doors open at noon. Bingo games are held on the third Saturday of each month. Hosted by RAPRD; minimum buy-in $14; 1 p.m.; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; 541-548-7275.
DANCING: Live music; 7-11 p.m.; members $4, non-members, $6; Redmond Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4108, 1836 S.W. Veterans Way; 541-548-4108.

SUNDAY
April 18
RV, BOAT AND ATV SHOW: See new RVs, boats and ATVs; free; 10 a.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-382-5009.
RETIRED EDUCATORS: Central Oregon Retired Educators luncheon meeting, 11:30 a.m.; speaker Kevin Smith will speak about birds; Zion Lutheran Church, Black Butte and 11th Street in Redmond; all retired educators invited; lunch $8.50; 541-548-2545.
REDMOND COMMUNITY CONCERT ASSOCIATION PERFORMANCE: The Mike Strickland Trio performs an eclectic concert of jazz, classics, blues and more; $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
April 20
CITY COUNCIL: Redmond City Council, 6:45 a.m.; council chambers, 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us
INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET: Learn how to use Internet Explorer, the Web and how to browse the library’s Internet links. Familiarity with Windows operating system required. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or lesliw@dpls.us.
LOW COST VACCINATION CLINIC: Fundraiser for the Humane Society of Redmond. Clinic for dogs and cats. Cats must be in carriers and dogs on a leash. DHPP, bordetella and rabies for dogs, $20; FVRCP and rabies for cats, $20; microchips $25; licenses $12 for neutered dogs and $27 for unneutered dogs; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Oregon Feed & Irrigation, 2215 N. Highway 97, Redmond; 541-923-0882.
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.
TODDLER ART: Tots ages 2 1/2 to 4 will dabble in the world of art with fingers and toes. Wear clothes made to 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.
PUBLIC ART: Redmond Commission for Art in Public Places; 4:30 p.m.; conference room A, city hall, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us

WEDNESDAY
April 21
“BORROWING BASICS”: Part of NeighborImpact’s financial fitness series. Learn about credit and loans. Preregistration required; free; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; NeighborImpact, 2303 S.W. First St., Redmond; 541-318-7506, ext. 109 or somerh@neighborimpact.org.

THURSDAY
April 22
TEEN THURSDAY SHOE GRAFFITI: Decorate a shoe with sharpies. Vote for your favorite design. Shoes and 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.
RAPRD BUDGET: Redmond Area Park and Recreation District Budget Committee, public review of proposed 2010-11 budget; 5:30 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way. Agenda at www.raprd.org.

FRIDAY
April 23
“GETTING STARTED WITH COMPUTERS AND SOFTWARE”: Covers mouse skills, scrolling and other basic tasks within MS Office programs. Must be able to use a computer mouse. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or jenniferp@dpls.us.
HAM DINNER: Boy Scout Troop 126 dinner and silent auction fundraiser; 6-8 p.m.; DJ by Brian and Marnae Powell; adults $5, children under 12 $3, $25 families; Church of Jesus Christ LDS, 450 Rimrock Way; 541-548-5641.
OREGON CANNABIS TAX ACT AWARENESS TOUR: Featuring performances by John Trudell, Tim Pate and friends and The State of Jefferson; proceeds benefit the tax act; $29.50 in advance, $35 at the door; 8 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, Hooker Creek Event Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 800-723-0188 or http://cannabistaxact.org.

SATURDAY
April 24
SPRING GARDENING SEMINAR AND GARDEN MARKET: Keynote speaker Gail Langellotto-Rhodaback will talk about Genetically Modified Foods. Classes include hardy perennials, vegetable gardening, raising chickens, food preservation, using conifers in Central Oregon, growing apples, hobby greenhouse, and more; $10 per class; 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-6088 or http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes/.
EARTH DAY AND CANYON CLEANUP: Sam Johnson Park; 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; informational displays, kids activities, canyon cleanup and weed pull; 541-504-2000.
GARDEN MARKET: Featuring a variety of garden products, tools, plants and more; part of the Spring Gardening Seminar and Garden Market; 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-6088, ext. 7969.
EARTH DAY FAIR: Includes interactive displays, art, live music, performances and hands-on activities; sculptures from Trashformations will be on display; free; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; The Environmental Center, 16 N.W. Kansas Ave., Bend; 541-385-6908, ext. 15 or www.envirocenter.org.
PROCESSION OF THE SPECIES PARADE: Parade features people of all ages dressed as their favorite plant or animal; free; 11 a.m. parade, 10:30 a.m. staging begins on Louisiana Avenue; downtown Bend; 541-385-6908, ext. 15 or www.envirocenter.org.
BRUCE COCKBURN: The Ontario, Canada-based guitarist performs; $37 in advance, $40 day of show; 7 p.m., doors open 6 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
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 25
RHS ALUMNI POP CONCERT: Silent auction, prize raffle, no host bar. All proceeds benefit the Redmond High School Band program. Tickets are available at Redmond High School, Eagle Crest, Just Joe’s Music, Redmond Chamber of Commerce, Redmond Shoe Repair, U.S. Bank and at the door; $15; Doors open at 1 p.m.; Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; Dave Sime,541-923-4800.
FUR TRADER DAYS: Learn what it was like to be a fur trapper in 1825; talk to live trappers, dig roots, make pemmican and more; included in the price of admission; $10 adults, $9 ages 65 and older, $6 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
STRIKE UP THE BAND: Featuring a pops concert, silent auction, raffle and more; proceeds will offset pay-to-play fees for the Redmond High School band; $15, $5 students; 1 p.m.; Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-923-4800.
LAKOTA SIOUX DANCE THEATRE: Meet the acclaimed dance troupe that celebrates the Lakota people through creation stories, sacred songs, and traditional dances with authentic costumes; included in the price of admission; $10 adults, $9 ages 65 and older, $6 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; 2 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
SPRING MUSIC FESTIVAL: The Sisters Chorale presents a festival under the direction of Irene Liden, with guest appearances by the Cascade Brass Quintet, Adele McCready, The Forefathers and the Sisters High Desert Bell Choir; followed by a reception; free; 2:30 p.m.; Sisters Community Church, 1300 W. McKenzie Highway, Sisters; 541-549-1037, lidenmezzo@bendbroadband.com or www.sisterschorale.com.

MONDAY
April 26
LAKOTA SIOUX DANCE THEATRE: Costumed singers, dancers and storytellers celebrate American Indian culture; $25-$30; 7:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

TUESDAY
April 27
“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 or lesliw@dpls.us.
ELECTION FORUM: Candidates for Deschutes County Commission will attend a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters; 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.; Deschutes County State Building; Barnes Room; 1300 N.W. Wall St.; Bend; 541-382-2724.

THURSDAY
April 29
TEEN THURSDAY HENNA TATTOOS: Learn about the ancient art of Mehndi and create your own henna body art. All supplies and 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 30
“EDITING A REPORT WITH WORD”: Learn some of the basic functions of MS Word, plus edit and save a report. Familiarity with the 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.
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE: Blood donations needed; 1-6 p.m.; Redmond Grange, 707 S.W. Kalama Ave., Redmond; 800-GIVE LIFE.
TRIP TO SUN MOUNTAIN FUN CENTER: Bowling and arcade games. Bring additional money for food, golf or go carts. Transportation provided. For grades 6-12; $14 and $18; 1-4 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.
WALK THE ART BEAT YOUTH SHOW: A spring showcase of local youth art and music at participating businesses; free; 5-8 p.m.; downtown Redmond; 541-923-5191.
SIZZLING SALSA: Learn the basic Latin steps including, classic Salsa, Rumba and Mambo. These are beginner classes but fun for all levels. Ages 16 and up; $15 per couple; 7-8 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275.

Scottish Country Dance Classes
Dances are held every Monday, 7-9 p.m., at the Sons of Norway Hall, 549 N.W. Harrison Blvd., Bend. No experience or partner necessary. Cost is $3. First class is free. 541-549-7511 or 541-410-5784.

School fundraiser
The Terrebonne Community School PTO is sponsoring the school’s annual fundraiser during school hours April 29. Money raised will benefit the students by providing Technology Enrichment and various PTO sponsored student programs. Businesses pledging $50 or more will get their name displayed on a banner on “C” Street. Pledges can be delivered to the school. Information: Brenda Tobish, 541-923-4856.

COCC Summer Youth Camps

Sign up now for one of several Central Oregon Community College youth camps this summer: Computer 3D Modeling and Animation, July 26-29, 9 a.m. to noon. Grades 6-8. $129; Design a Web site, July 12-15, 9 a.m. to noon. Grades 6-8. $129; Digital Photography, June 21-24, 1-4 p.m. Grades 6-9. $129; Flash Animation, June 21-24, 9 a.m. to noon. Grades 6-9. $129; PC Technician, June 28 through July 1, 9 a.m. to noon. Grades 6-8. $139; Video Production, July 19-22, 9 a.m. to noon. Grades 6-9. $129; Hands-on Cooking Skills, June 21-24, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grades 6-9. $149; Mama Mia! Italian Extravaganza, June 28 through July 1, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grades 6-9. $169; Around the World With Food, July 19-22, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grades 6-9. $169; Iron Chef Week, Aug. 2-5, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grades 6-9. $199; Sizzling Skills Culinary, Aug. 8-12, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grades 9-12. $249; EarthSmart 101, July 6-9, 9 a.m. to noon. Grades 6-8. $89; EarthSmart in Your Community, July 12-15, 9 a.m. to noon. Grades 6-8. $89.
All camps are held at the Bend campus. Information: 541-318-3748.

Military Commissary
The Smokey Point Commmissary is hosting an onsite commissary at Deschutes Fair and Expo Center April 16-18. Retirees, active duty and National Guard members can al take advantage with appropriate Department of Defense ID card, 9 a.m - 5 p.m. 425-304-3411.

Local Legacies: The Roberts

J.R. Roberts in his store on Sixth Street in downtown Redmond.

One hundred years ago this month a young man named J. Roy Roberts came to Redmond to join his friend M.A. Lynch in the retail business. In the decades that followed both men would make numerous contributions to the growth of their chosen community. This is the story of the Roberts family.

Growing up “it seemed as though he was pretty important,” said Margaret Schinkel of her grandfather J.R. Roberts. "He always was a gentleman, very quiet, very soft spoken. He wore three-piece suits with a bow tie, a white shirt, vest, and jacket. Sometimes he would take the jacket off at the store."

J. Roy “J.R.” Roberts was born in 1882 in the north central Iowa town of Steamboat Rock. He came west from Marshalltown, Iowa, to Portland, where he met Lynch, a pharmacist, and another young man, Guy Dobson, whose plan was to open a bank in Central Oregon. J.R. recalled in later years that he and Lynch jokingly asked Dobson to find a place in Redmond for them, too. He did, and Lynch headed to the settlement of Redmond in December 1909, liked what he saw and set up shop in January 1910. Roberts followed in April.

Lynch & Roberts’ first store was on the southeast corner of Southwest Sixth and Evergreen, next to the Hotel Oregon and across the street from the Hotel Redmond. Business boomed as eager settlers anticipated the coming of the railroad.

In a letter J.R. wrote to Oda Fuller in 1911, he boasted that the store earned $51,000 in its first year and the property doubled in value.
Oda and J.R. met in Iowa through some sort of card game that they continued playing by mail once J.R. moved to Oregon, Schinkel said. She has a stack of letters, bearing 2-cent stamps, that J.R. wrote in 1911 as he tried to persuade Oda to move to Central Oregon and marry him.One letter mentioned Sunday trips by motorcycle to play baseball in Prineville – 1 hour, 25 minutes each way. He also chronicled the progress of the railroad as the tracks got closer to Redmond. As workers built the bridge over the Crooked River Gorge, he wrote to Oda, "It would scare most anyone to look down in this canyon...The river below looks like a small creek. ... Someday you'll come west and this will be an item of interest."

During the July 4th holiday, he accompanied other young men on a trip to Silver Lake, Fort Rock and Odell Lake in a 60-horsepower Pierce Arrow.He wrote from Odell Lake and described its beauty with another hint, "This certainly is the ideal place to camp, and if I ever get the chance to take a honeymoon trip I think it would be appropriate to bring honey up here to look at the moon."

Going through the letter Schinkel said, “You can see he really does want her to come out, but she’s a bit reluctant."

But eventually Oda relented. They married in Iowa and the couple arrived in Redmond in November 1911, on the first passenger train into town. Son Maurice was born in 1912 and daughter, Ruth, in 1913 in a little house in the 300 block of Southwest Seventh Street. When Maurice was six the family moved to a house at 8th and Antler and added a second story.

When Maurice married he and his wife, Lovelle, lived in little house just across the driveway from his parents. Then they built a house on Southwest Canyon Drive. When Schinkel was 11, the family moved into J.R. and Oda’s home where Maurice had grown up.

“It’s a neat house, so many nooks and crannies,” Schinkel said.
The store continued to prosper and in 1917, Lynch & Roberts built a new brick building at Southwest Sixth Street and Deschutes Avenue. The building was completed in time for the 1917 Potato Show displays.
But tending the business was not the only interest for either Lynch or Roberts. Both involved themselves in community affairs, local and state government.

J.R. Roberts belonged to a number of Masonic orders, was secretary-treasurer of Redmond Airport Commission from 1946 until shortly before his death, served on the Oregon State Board of Aeronautics for 18 years, and on the board of directors of Pacific Power.

Early on, J.R. saw the potential of the airplane, and was active in the development of Redmond's airfield, which was officially named for him in June 1941. After Pearl Harbor J.R. saw the advantage offered by Roberts Field as location for an airbase and lobbied military officials, congressmen and anyone else who would listen. He was succesful but the Army abandoned the base soon after the WWII. Undaunted, after the war Roberts lobbied to have the field returned to the city. In 1964, state, city and federal aeronautics officials honored him for his role in building, expanding and improving the airport, pursuing commercial air service, and promoting aviation in the state.

Maurice Roberts, too, played a role in Redmond's development. J.R. had the airport plans, but it was Maurice who put in the physical labor and learned to fly and while it was who J.R. owned the store, Maurice ran it, Schinkel said.

Though Maurice was blind in one eye (he was hit by a spit wad containing a pin during his sophomore year at Redmond Union High School), he learned to fly in his mid-20s when, in 1936, he and a group of other young men formed a flying club.

Like his father, Maurice saw service on the school board and as Redmond mayor – J.R.in 1920 and 1932, Maurice in 1945. Schinkel called her father a "gentle giant." At 6'3’’ and close to 220 pounds, he was adored by children and animals, she said.

In 1946 Lynch and Roberts divided the business. J.R. and Maurice, who started delivering groceries when he was 8 years old, took over the grocery, dry goods and women’s ready-to-wear, while Lynch kept the men’s department.

Like her father, Schinkel, now 70, started working at the family store when she was young, At age 14 she was wrapping packages. Though her first real job was working at Milt and Flossie Odem's theaters – the Odem and Mayfair downtown and the drive-in south of the city center. At the indoor theaters she was an usherette complete with cute little uniform and flashlight.

"I could tell the kids to behave,” she said with a laugh.

Schinkels's adult life has been spent in accounting-type jobs, she said. "I always gave my dad credit, because he got me interested by letting me balance the cash and such."

Today, semi-retired, she lives on acreage outside Bend near her son, where the “city girl” has learned to change water, act as midwife to goats, and feed a variety of farm animals.

“It’s been great fun,” Schinkel laughed. "Central Oregon has been very good to me, I think it's been very good for my family."

-- story by Trish Pinkerton

Obituaries

Frank C. Villastrigo Sr., of Prineville
Jan. 29, 1929 - April 2, 2010
Arrangements: Whispering Pines Funeral Home - Prineville
541-416-9733.
A funeral mass was held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Prineville April 9.

Russell L. Trueax, of Redmond
Nov. 14, 1953 - April 4, 2010

Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel, 541-548-3219,
www.redmondmemorial.com
Services were held April 10 at Redmond Memorial Chapel.
Contributions may be made to: National Essential Tremor (IETF), PO Box 14005, Lenexa, KS 66285-4005, 888-387-3667.

Ronald Edward Howe, of Redmond
July 14, 1933 - April 2, 2010

Arrangements: Crown Memorial Center, Tualatin, Oregon
503-885-7800
Services were held at April 9 at Sunnyside Chapel of the Chimes in Portland, Oregon.

Melvin Burdette Tisthammer, of Redmond
Nov. 12, 1914 - Mar. 27, 2010
Arrangements: Prineville Funeral Home, 541-447-6459
Graveside service were held April 30 at Lawncrest Cemetery in Redding, California.

Arlet Avery Campbell, of Bend
June 13, 1936 - April 4, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond, 541-504-9485.
Burial in IOOF Cemetery in Fossil.

Marie Harry, of Redmond
Oct. 1, 1915 to April 7, 2010

Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond
541-504-9485
Services are 10 a.m., Friday, April 16th at City Center Foursquare Fellowship, 549 SW 8th Street, Redmond

Kathryn Irene Chadbourne, of Redmond
Aug. 29, 1920 - April 7, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond, 541-504-9485
Services: A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Albert Ernest LaCroix, of Redmond
Nov. 3, 1922 - March 29, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond.
541-504-9485.
Services: None.

Robert Sidney Gill
July 16, 1924 - April 4, 2010
Robert "Bob" Gill, 85, passed away on Easter Sunday. Memorial services were held April 13, 2010, at the Redmond Senior Center with Pastor Mike Kirkman and Chaplain Vern Arledge officiating.
Bob was born July 16, 1924, in Aberdeen, Wash., to Don and Elsie Gill.
After graduation, Bob served in the Army in WWII doing missions in China, India and Burma, serving with seven of his nine brothers.
Bob was active in Kiwanis of Redmond, holding several offices and later as Lt. Governor for the district. He was a member of the V.F.W., American Legion, Habitat for Humanity, Hospice of Redmond and Senior Center.
Bob married Helen Kinnaman May 23, 1956. His survivors include his sister, Mary Stieman of Bainbridge, Wash.; four brothers, Ken of Anderson, Calif.; Chet of Tumwater, Wash.; Colin of Lacey, Wash., and John of Shelton, Wash., and many nieces and nephews. Bob's daughters from a previous marriage are Celeste and Christine Gill.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; stepson David Person of Kirkland, Wash.; parents Don and Elsie Gill and brothers Terry, Leslie, Bill, Cedric and Bert.
Bob will long be remembered for his patriotism and service to his community and country. He leaves behind a wonderful legacy and will be missed by his many friends.
Autumn Funerals-Redmond is in charge of arrangements.

Dennis Raul Morentin
June 2, 1949 - April 5, 2010
On April 5, 2010, at 60 years of age, Dennis Morentin, son of Ralph and Edna Morentin, passed away suddenly while pursuing his passion for golf.
He was born at the City of Angels Hospital, in California, on June 2, 1949.
While serving active duty in the Air Force in 1969, Dennis developed his career in electronics. His work led him to a successful career with the Department of Forestry as an Avionics Technician, which he retired from in 2005.
Dennis coached several athletes in softball and helped them to achieve scholarships to college universities.
He is survived by Peggy Morentin, his wife of 41 years. Children: Dana, and his wife, Patty, with their children, Nicolaus and Cassandra; daughter, Dionne and her husband, Joel, with their children, Joseph, Jordan, JoJo, Justine, and Johnny; and daughter, Debbie and her husband, Jeremy, with their children, Adrianna and Justin. Surviving brother and sisters include Diane, Lillian, Cecelia, and Ralph.
Memorial services were held Saturday, April 10, at St. Thomas Catholic Church, in Redmond.
Condolences may be made to the family online at http://www.redmondmemorial.com/.

April 6, 2010

Obituaries

Myrtle Ester Wratten, of Prineville
Dec. 27, 1926 - Mar. 29, 2010
Arrangements: Prineville Funeral Home, 541-447-6459
Funeral services were held on April 5, 2010 at Prineville Praise and Worship Center, followed by a graveside service at Juniper Haven Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the construction fund at the Prineville Praise and Worship Center, PO Box 135, Prineville, OR 97754.

Kay Frances Church, of Redmond
Feb. 20, 1939 - April 4, 2010
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend, 541-382-0903, www.bairdmortuaries.com
A private memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2010.
Contributions may be made to Partners In Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, Oregon 97701, www.partnersbend.org

Charles Fredrick Davis, of Bend
Sept. 4, 1929 - April 1, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Bend, 541-318-0842
Services: Celebration of Life was held April 4, 2010 at the family home.
Contributions may be made to: CASA of Central Oregon, 1130 NW Harriman Street, Suite 122, Bend, Oregon 97701.

William Charles Reagan, of Prineville
Feb. 9, 1936 - Mar. 24, 2010
Arrangements: Whispering Pines Funeral Home-Prineville, 541-416-9733.
Services will be held at a later date.
Contributions may be made to: Humane Society of The Ochoco's, 1280 Tom McCall Rd., Prineville, OR 97754.

Steve W. Iverson, of Redmond
Feb. 12, 1951 to April 2, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond 541-504-9485
Services: April 7, 2010, at 2 p.m., Highland Baptist Church; Redmond.
Contributions may be made to: Sunrise Children's Home or Hospice House/Partners In Care.

Dacey Mae Clary, of Redmond
May 13, 1929 - March 25, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond
541-504-9485
Services were held Friday, April 2, 2010, at Redmond Memorial Cemetery, 3545 SW Canal Blvd., Redmond.

Opal June Elizabeth Johnson, of Redmond
June 15, 1914 - Mar. 28, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond, 541-504-9485
Services were held April 6, Redmond Memorial Cemetery, 3545 S. Canal Blvd.

Roger Ernest Schmalz, of Redmond
Nov. 24, 1934 - Mar. 27, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond, 541-504-9485
Services: Per Roger's request, no services will be held.
Contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

Effie Eleanor Weigel, of Redmond
Sept. 3, 1912 - Mar. 28, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond, 541-504-9485
Services: Private family gathering at a later date.
Contributions may be made to: Redmond-Sisters Hospice

Jeraldine Marie Hiaasen Brockway, of John Day (formerly of Prineville)
Feb. 27, 1921 - Mar. 30, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond, 541-504-9485
Services: A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Hazel F. Danforth, of Sisters
May 21, 1914 - Mar. 29, 2010
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel, 541-548-3219, www.redmondmemorial.com
No services are scheduled at this time.

Lorene Katherina Ward, of Prineville
Aug. 8, 1916 - Mar. 29, 2010
Arrangements: Prineville Funeral Home, 541-447-6459
Private memorial service will be held.

Alice Beatrice Hays, of Bend
July 22, 1918 - Mar. 29, 2010
Arrangements: Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home, 541-382-2471 www.niswonger-reynolds.com
Services will be held at a later date.

Ethel Bernice Jones, of Redmond
Aug. 16, 1918 - Mar. 29, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond, 541-504-9485
Services: None at this time.

Mary Mihelcich, of Bend
Oct. 6, 1914 - March 27, 2010
Arrangements:Niswonger-Reynolds, Bend
541-382-2471, www.niswonger-reynolds.com
Services were held April 1, 2010, at Lane Memorial Gardens, Eugene, OR.
Contributions may be made to:Partners In Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend.

Brigitta H. Sanders, of Bend
August 2, 1924 - March 29, 2010
Arrangements:Deschutes Memorial Chapel, 541-382-5592
www.deschutesmemorialchapel.com
Services were held April 2, 2010, at Deschutes Memorial Chapel, 63875 N. Hwy 97, Bend, OR.

William "Bill" D. Naftel
January 2, 1934 - March 31, 2010
William "Bill" D. Naftel of Redmond, died at his home on Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at the age of 76. Bill was born January 2, 1934 in Stockton,
California, to parents, Arthur C. and Marjorie E. (Bauguess) Naftel.
He was united in marriage to Margaret Ann Spell in 1954, in Jackson, California.
Bill spent 35 years serving in the California National Guard and retired in 1989. He has lived in Redmond since 2003, having moved from La Pine where he lived for 11 years. Among his hobbies were golf, fishing, bowling, gardening, and he enjoyed teaching Tai Chi. He was also a member of the Bend Elks Lodge.
Bill leaves behind wife, Margaret; daughter, Barbara Naftel-Anderton and husband, Fred of Paso Robles, Calif.; sons, Bill Jr. of Redmond and Tim and wife, Sabrina of Longmont, Colo.; brother, Arthur and wife, Jan of Coulterville, Calif.; and sister Mabel Keller of Houston, Texas.
There are seven grandchildren: Christy, Steven, Kimberly, Katie, Daniel, Hannah and Brendon. There are also five great-grandchildren: Eric, Michele, Shelby, Zachary and Blake.
The family will have a celebration of life for Bill in June of 2010. Those who wish may send memorials in his name to the Arthritis Foundation.
Arrangements are entrusted to Redmond Memorial Chapel 541-548-3219. You may visit the Web site at www.redmondmemorial.com to leave condolences to the family.

Astoria: A Day at the River

Astoria's riverfront is always busy with ships entering or leaving the Columbia River. (photo Leslie Pugmire Hole)

Cosmopolitan travelers who haven’t yet visited Astoria might dismiss the often-mentioned comparison to San Francisco, sure that no former fur trading town in the woods could possibly measure up to the Golden City of California.

But newcomers who have visited San Francisco will be struck with the similarities: both are built on steep hillsides overlooking a bay, both are sprinkled liberally with wonderful Victorian homes, both have bustling (and derelict) waterfront areas and spectacular bridges and both suffer from frequent fog and cloud cover, as do all bay cities.

The things to see and do in Astoria could fill a book but if your schedule is more modest there are several that can be listed as Do Not Miss opportunities.

First off you should know that Astoria, the oldest city west of the Mississippi, is all about the water. Many people think of it as a coastal town but really it is a port city. Astoria is several miles inland from the Pacific, situated on a promontory and surrounded by the Columbia and Youngs rivers. Add to the mix the Lewis and Clark and Skipanon rivers and everything dumps into Astoria’s Youngs Bay like a huge aquatic melting pot.

Start your exploration at Astoria’s Riverwalk, five miles of walking trails that transverse the city’s Columbia River boundaries. The Riverwalk is as close as you can get to the river without falling in.

The path takes you past upscale hotels and boarded up warehouses, it skirts seafood processing plants (where you may be lucky enough to spot a fishing boat unload its catch and sea lions compete for the overflow) and mooring basins full of boats. It passes the esteemed Columbia River Maritime Museum, the not-so-famous but wonderful Custard King drive in and miles of decaying pilings topped by legions of seabirds posing for photographs.

No matter the season, the weather or day of the week the river is always busy. You may catch sight of ocean freighters so large they seem like floating skyscrapers, fishing boats heading out to cross the deadly Columbia River Bar, kite boarders dodging river traffic or tug boats guiding their river charges.

You can park nearly anywhere along Astoria’s northern side of town and walk to the Riverwalk but mooring basins on the east and west ends of the trail provide the most logical spots.

On the railroad tracks adjacent to the Riverwalk runs a restored antique trolley that is a perfect antidote anyone who feels daunted by the walk itself. You can ride the whole length or just sections, paying for a single ride or an all-day fare. Conductors are well versed in local lore and provide a great running commentary for your ride.

While on the Riverwalk you may wonder about the bridge that dominates the skyline. The Astoria-Megler Bridge was built in 1966 to replace a ferry that linked Oregon and Washington sections of Highway 101. It is the longest truss bridge in North America, an impressive 200 feet above the river over the ship channel on the Oregon side and traveling a remarkable four miles to Washington State (where is Megler you might ask?

Supposedly the bridge ends at Megler, Washington, but there’s nothing actually at Megler).

The toll used to pay for the bridge was removed in 1994 so there’s no excuse not to drive across the bridge, even if you just turn around again. It’s that cool.

Downtown Astoria, defined primarily by Marine, Commercial and Bond streets, is packed with shops and restaurants, having seen rejuvenation since the decades of decay surrounding the declining natural resource industry.

Also downtown is the beautiful Liberty Theater, a 1920s-era vaudeville house since restored to its former glitz and glory.

Another must-see is the Astoria Column, built in 1926 on the highest point in Astoria. Really nothing but a concrete-covered 125-foot spiral staircase topped by a viewing platform, the column is a testament to our love of spectacular views. Originally covered in friezes that highlighted local history by an Italian artisan, the column’s artistic exterior suffered in the maritime climate, rendering the images nearly indecipherable for decades.

In 1995 the column underwent a multi-million restoration that renewed its former glory and in 2007 the 164-step staircase was replaced as well.
Visiting the column is free but an adjacent gift shop has a spot for donations, no doubt highly appreciated, given the high upkeep the exposed structure needs. Don’t forget to buy a balsa-wood airplane before you walk to the top; launching flights from the viewing platform are not only allowed, but encouraged.

Allow plenty of time for the Columbia River Maritime Museum, which leaves no aspect of river or oceanic life unexplored. Kids can practice their first mate skills, watch a Coast Guard rescue or explore a retired lightship. Adults will enjoy the exhibits highlighting the wealth of shipwrecks in the area, the seafood industry boom (and bust) and the history of the Clatsop and Chinook native tribes.

If you only have a day in Astoria the attractions above are on your Must Do list; there’s plenty more if you can stick around a while.
-- story by Leslie Pugmire Hole

Must Do
Astoria Column
2199 Coxcomb Drive 503-325-2963
Open dawn to dusk

Astoria Riverfront Trolley
503-325-8790
7 days a week in summer
Fri.-Sun. winter
$1 per boarding

Columbia River Museum
1792 Marine Drive
503-325-2323
Daily 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Adults $10, 6-16 $8

A day's meals - Astoria style
Breakfast
Pig ‘N Pancake
146 West Bond
503-325-3144

Lunch
Bowpicker Fish & Chips
Duane St & 17th St.
503-325-6975
Take-out and outdoor dining only

Dinner
Ship Inn British Pub
1 Second Street
503-325-0033

Event calendar

Register for Sunrise Classic
The deadline for applications to become an official charity for the Smith Rock Sunrise Summer Classic Half Marathon is April 7. Information and applications are available online at www.smithrockrace.com. Application deadline for the Cascade Lakes Relay is April 15. All interested Central Oregon nonprofit organizations are encouraged to apply. Information: rosemary@smithrockrace.com.

Enroll in 4-H
Enrollment into 4-H is still open. There are opportunities in cooking, sewing, photography, leathercraft, entomology, livestock, horse, small animal, dog, shooting sports, natural resources or just belonging to a youth development organization and learning and practicing leadership, sportsmanship, and other life skills and to have fun. Cost is $60 per family member (first two members), and $25 for each additional member. Scholarships are available. Registration forms are available online at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes/4-h/forms. Information: Reaza Mansur, 541-548-6088.

RAP Camp accepting applications
Applications are being accepted for the 19th Annual Resources and People (RAP) camp June 13 at Camp Esther Applegate at Lake of the Woods in Southern Oregon. RAP Camp teaches kids ages 13-18 fire ecology, wildlife, forestry, fisheries, archeology, range, wetlands and botany. Camp activities engage students in outdoor pursuits such as hiking, birding, swimming and canoeing. Cost is $150. Financial aid is available. Application deadline is April 27. Information: www.rapcamp.org.

Learn fiscal sense
Financial Peace University (FPU), a 13-week program taught by Dave Ramsey, will be held Mondays, 6 p.m., at the Bridge Church of the Nazarene, 2398 W. Antler Ave., Redmond, starting April 12. The program teaches families and individuals how to handle their money through common-sense principles and small group accountability. Information: 888-227-3223 or visit www.daveramsey.com.

Quilt raffle
The Crooked River Ranch Fire Volunteer Association and Fire Auxiliary are raffling off a queen size quilt. The quilt is on display at the CRR Fire Station. Tickets are $2 each or three for $5 and can be purchased at the fire station or from any firefighter or member of the auxiliary. The drawing will be held Sept. 5. Proceeds will be used to establish a fund to help CRR firefighters and their families during an emergency.

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
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.
CENTENNIAL: Redmond Cenennial Advisory Committee meeting, public welcome; 5 p.m.; conference room A, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

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.
FLEA MARKET: Terrebonne Grange flea market, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; jewelry, art and lots of other items; lunch available; corner 11th and B Avenue.
MY OWN TWO HANDS: Art event, themed “Traveling Light,” features a parade and art stroll throughout Sisters, and a performing arts evening at Bronco Billy’s Ranch Grill and Saloon; proceeds benefit the Sisters Americana Project; chili feed is $10 with chili, $5 without chili; 4 p.m. parade, 4:30 p.m. art stroll, 6:30 p.m. performing arts; downtown Sisters; 541-549-4979, info@sistersfolkfestival.org or www.sistersfolkfestival.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
TRASHFORMATIONS: Pakit Liquidators hosts a 36-hour art-making event centered on making new creations from reused and recycled materials; raw materials provided; participants should bring tools and fasteners; registration required; proceeds benefit Bend’s Community Center; free for spectators, $20 adults or $10 children to compete; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 11; Pakit Liquidators, 903 S.E. Armour Drive, Bend; 541-280-9301 or sacredbuffalo@gmail.com.
FLEA MARKET: Terrebonne Grange flea market, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; jewelry, art and lots of other items; lunch available; corner 11th and B Avenue.
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. 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.
DOUG BENSON: The stand-up comedian performs; $23 in advance, $28 day of show; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

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.
URBAN RENEWAL: Downtown Urban Renewal Advisory Committee meeting, public welcome; 5 p.m.; 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

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.
CITY COUNCIL: Redmond City Council meeting, public welcome, 6:45 a.m. and 7 p.m.; 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

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.
“CREDIT MANAGEMENT AND CREDIT REPORTS”: Part of NeighborImpact’s financial fitness series. Learn how to use a credit card responsibly. Preregistration required; free; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; NeighborImpact, 2303 S.W. First St., Redmond; 541-318-7506, ext. 109 or somerh@neighborimpact.org.
RAPRD: Redmond Area Park and Recreation District meeting, public welcome; 6:30 a.m.; 465 S.W. Rimrock Way; agenda at www.raprd.com.
HISTORICAL COMMISSION: Redmond Historical Commission meeting, public welcome; 2 p.m.; 529 S.W. Seventh St.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
AIRPORT COMMISSION: Redmond Airport Commission meeting, public welcome; 5:30 p.m.; airport terminal conference room; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School District board meeting, public welcome; 5:30 p.m.; 145 S.E. Salmon Ave.; agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.
FIRE BOARD: Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District No. 1 board meeting, public welcome; 7 p.m.; 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave.
BEND INTERNATIONAL COMEDY COMPETITION: Competition preliminary features eight-minute sets by eight comedians, four of which will advance; $25 plus service charges in advance; 9 p.m.; 900 Wall Restaurant and Bar, 900 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-323-6295 or www.bendnights.com/bendcomedy.

THURSDAY
April 15
HORSE-DRAWN AUCTION AND SWAP MEET: Continuous auctions of items including horse and farm gear, antiques, horses and mules, and more; free; 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 430 S.W. Fairgrounds Road, Madras; 541-549-2064 or www.smallfarmersjournal.com.
RV, BOAT AND ATV SHOW: See new RVs, boats and ATVs; free; 9 a.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-382-5009.
NARFE CENTRAL OREGON MEETING: NARFE Central Oregon Meeting. National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. This month’s program will feature the federal work experience, with the different agencies of the members present; free; 10 a.m.; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; 54541-548-2228.
GAME DAY FOR TEENS: Play Nintendo Wii, Guitar Hero, Rock Band and more. Kids can bring their own games if rated E or T. Grades 6 through 12. Snacks provided; free; 3:15-5:15 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1063.
BEND INTERNATIONAL COMEDY COMPETITION: Competition preliminary features eight-minute sets by eight comedians, four of which will advance; $25 plus service charges in advance; 9 p.m.; 900 Wall Restaurant and Bar, 900 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-323-6295 or www.bendnights.com/bendcomedy.

FRIDAY
April 16
HORSE-DRAWN AUCTION AND SWAP MEET: Continuous auctions of items including horse and farm gear, antiques, horses and mules, and more; free; 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 430 S.W. Fairgrounds Road, Madras; 541-549-2064 or www.smallfarmersjournal.com.
“MANAGING YOUR GMAIL ACCOUNT”: Learn how to create group mailing lists, manage folders and attach files. Must have familiarity with Windows operating system,Internet Explorer and Gmail. 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, BOAT AND ATV SHOW: See new RVs, boats and ATVs; free; 9 a.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-382-5009.

SATURDAY
April 17
HORSE-DRAWN AUCTION AND SWAP MEET: Continuous auctions of items including horse and farm gear, antiques, horses and mules, and more; free; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 430 S.W. Fairgrounds Road, Madras; 541-549-2064 or www.smallfarmersjournal.com.
100-YEAR CELEBRATION: Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America and learn about scouting; with food, maps and compasses, archery, a silent auction, flag ceremony and more; free; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Riverbend Park, Columbia Street and Shevlin Hixon Drive, Bend; 541-388-3807.
RV, BOAT AND ATV SHOW: See new RVs, boats and ATVs; free; 9 a.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-382-5009.
SALMON BAKE: Featuring a flute concert, a showing of the documentary “River of Renewal,” dance performances and a dinner of salmon, bread, beans and more; free, $5 suggested donation for meal; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Campus Center, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; http://nativeamerican.cocc.edu.
WALK MS: The Oregon Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society hosts a 5K walk to raise funds and awareness for the disease; $100 suggested donation; 10 a.m.; Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 S.W. Shevlin Hixon Drive, Bend; 800-344-4867 or www.walkMSoregon.com.
BEND SPRING FESTIVAL: A celebration of the new season with art, gardening, live music and food and drinks; free; 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; NorthWest Crossing, Mt. Washington and Northwest Crossing drives, Bend; 541-389-0995, inquiry@c3events.com or www.c3events.com.
JAM ON THE HILL: With three heats of boarding, vendors and a DJ; event takes place in the parking lot behind the building; free; noon-3 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Boyle Education Center, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; www.wix.com/jamonthehill/campus-rail-jam.
BINGO: Doors open at noon. Bingo games are held on the third Saturday of each month. Hosted by RAPRD; minimum buy-in $14; 1 p.m.; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; 541-548-7275.

SUNDAY
April 18
RV, BOAT AND ATV SHOW: See new RVs, boats and ATVs; free; 10 a.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-382-5009.
BEND SPRING FESTIVAL: A celebration of the new season with art, gardening, live music and food and drinks; free; 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; NorthWest Crossing, Mt. Washington and Northwest Crossing drives, Bend; 541-389-0995, inquiry@c3events.com or www.c3events.com.
REDMOND COMMUNITY CONCERT ASSOCIATION PERFORMANCE: The Mike Strickland Trio performs an eclectic concert of jazz, classics, blues and more; $50 season ticket, $105 family ticket; 2 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-350-7222 or http://redmondcca.org.

TUESDAY
April 20
“INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET”: Learn how to use Internet Explorer, the Web and how to browse the library’s Internet links. Familiarity with Windows operating system required. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or lesliw@dpls.us.
“ALTERNATE METHODS OF RESEARCH — CASE STUDIES”: Bend Genealogical Society presents a program by Teddie Allison; free; 10 a.m.; Williamson Hall, 2200 N.E. U.S. Highway 20, Bend; 541-317-8978,541-317-9553 or www.orgenweb.org/deschutes/bend-gs.
LOW COST VACCINATION CLINIC: Fundraiser for the Humane Society of Redmond. Clinic for dogs and cats. Cats must be in carriers and dogs on a leash. DHPP, bordetella and rabies for dogs, $20; FVRCP and rabies for cats, $20; microchips $25; licenses $12 for neutered dogs and $27 for unneutered dogs; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Oregon Feed & Irrigation, 2215 N. U.S. Highway 97, Redmond; 541-923-0882.
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.
TODDLER ART: Tots ages 2 1/2 to 4 will dabble in the world of art with fingers and toes. Wear clothes made to 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
April 21
“BORROWING BASICS”: Part of NeighborImpact’s financial fitness series. Learn about credit and loans. Preregistration required; free; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; NeighborImpact, 2303 S.W. First St., Redmond; 541-318-7506, ext. 109 or somerh@neighborimpact.org.

THURSDAY
April 22
CENTRAL OREGON BUSINESS EXPO: Offers business networking and workshops. Luncheon features speaker Linda Navarro, president and CEO of Oregon Bankers Association, who will discuss “How Did We Get Here and Where Do We Go?”; free to attend; booth space $275 for Central Oregon chamber members and $325 for nonmembers; $15 for luncheon, reservations required; 1-6 p.m., and luncheon runs from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-923-5191 or www.cobusinessexpo.com.
TEEN THURSDAY SHOE GRAFFITI: Decorate a shoe with sharpies. Vote for your favorite design. Shoes and 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.
LIVE CONTRACTOR EDUCATION CLASS: Taught by Dennis and Martha Sargent of Central Oregon Contractor Training. The course satisfies education requirements to take the Oregon contractor’s license test. Preregistration and prepayment required; $275, includes manual; 6-9 p.m., and class continues April 23 and 24 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7290 or http://noncredit.cocc.edu.

FRIDAY
April 23
“GETTING STARTED WITH COMPUTERS AND SOFTWARE”: Covers mouse skills, scrolling and other basic tasks within MS Office programs. Must be able to use a computer mouse. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or jenniferp@dpls.us.

SATURDAY
April 24
SPRING GARDENING SEMINAR AND GARDEN MARKET: Keynote speaker Gail Langellotto-Rhodaback will talk about Genetically Modified Foods. Classes include hardy perennials, vegetable gardening, raising chickens, food preservation, using conifers in Central Oregon, growing apples, hobby greenhouse, and more; $10 per class; 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-6088 or http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes/.
BEGINNING FLASH ANIMATION CLASS: Learn how to create basic animations in Flash that can be used in Web pages. Preregistration required; $59; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7270 or http://noncredit.cocc.edu.
BRUCE COCKBURN: The Ontario, Canada-based guitarist performs; $37 in advance, $40 day of show; 7 p.m., doors open 6 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
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 25
RHS ALUMNI POP CONCERT: Silent auction, prize raffle, no host bar. All proceeds benefit the Redmond High School Band program. Tickets are available at Redmond High School, Eagle Crest, Just Joe’s Music, Redmond Chamber of Commerce, Redmond Shoe Repair, U.S. Bank and at the door; $15; Doors open at 1 p.m.; Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; Dave Sime,541-923-4800.

MONDAY
April 26
LAKOTA SIOUX DANCE THEATRE: Costumed singers, dancers and storytellers celebrate American Indian culture; $25-$30; 7:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

TUESDAY
April 27
“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 or lesliw@dpls.us.

THURSDAY
April 29
TEEN THURSDAY HENNA TATTOOS: Learn about the ancient art of Mehndi and create your own henna body art. All supplies and 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 30
“EDITING A REPORT WITH WORD”: Learn some of the basic functions of MS Word, plus edit and save a report. Familiarity with the 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.
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE: Blood donations needed; 1-6 p.m.; Redmond Grange, 707 S.W. Kalama Ave., Redmond; 800-GIVE LIFE.
TRIP TO SUN MOUNTAIN FUN CENTER: Bowling and arcade games. Bring additional money for food, golf or go carts. Transportation provided. For grades 6-12; $14 and $18; 1-4 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.
WALK THE ART BEAT YOUTH SHOW: A spring showcase of local youth art and music at participating businesses; free; 5-8 p.m.; downtown Redmond; 541-923-5191.
SIZZLING SALSA: Learn the basic Latin steps including, classic Salsa, Rumba and Mambo. These are beginner classes but fun for all levels. Ages 16 and up; $15 per couple; 7-8 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275.