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).

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