May 18, 2010

I can fly!

Jeff Richards (Michael Darling) watches Gatlin Cyrus (John Darling) learn to fly during "Peter Pan" rehearsals at Redmond High School.

“I have a place where dreams are born and time is never planned
It’s not on any chart; You must find it with your heart”

Luckily for the parents of Jeff Richards – and perhaps the boy himself – the 6-year-old has found a new outlet for his desire to fly.
“When he was younger we caught him jumping off his playhouse trying to fly,” said Matt Richards. “He’s fearless.”
Watching Jeff soaring high above the stage at Clyde Moore Auditorium, his joy playing Michael Darling in Redmond High School’s production of “Peter Pan” is immediately evident.
Even though he is the youngest cast member, Jeff shows no worries as he “flys” with fellow cast members in the classic stage play, courtesy of a special effects theatrical company.
The musical features a cast all ages and, in true Pan theatrical tradition, actors of both sexes playing the title character.
The play’s intensive rehearsal schedule, required for both the numerous musical numbers and the stunt flying, has required serious dedication from the Richards family.
”My wife and I take turns being here during rehearsal,” said Matt Richards the week before Pan opened. “Luckily our jobs are working with us to make it possible because (the time demands) are really taking center stage.”
But Jeff, insists his father, is taking it all in stride. “It’s just another day in the life of Jeff,” said Matt, adding that his son is always on the move and keeps busy with many activities; however show business seems to have really captured his interest.
“He’s always singing and dancing,” said Matt, “even before Pan. He and his brother Max put on shows and charge us 25 cents to watch. They even make tickets: 'One Night Only- Max & Jeff’,” he added with a laugh.
Perhaps not the oldest member of the Pan cast and crew, but certainly the most experienced, is Johnny Pickett, now on his 71st “Peter Pan” production.
Pickett works as a flight director for Flying by Foy, a special effects company whose founder worked on the original “Peter Pan” stage production in the early 1950s.
“I have a special affection for 'Pan’,” said Pickett, who “flys” productions as diverse as Broadway tours, theme parks, community theater and television extravaganzas.
“Peter Pan” was the first production the longtime actor and theatrical veteran worked on as a full flight director, in 2003.
“I discover something new in 'Pan’ every time I do it,” said Pickett. Working with amateurs and children can be just as rewarding as working with the big names and experienced professionals, he added.
“It’s a trade-off. Sometimes amateurs put more of their heart into a production – they really want to be there. It’s hard sometimes telling a salty old stagehand what to do.”
The flight directors are commissioned to set up the gear for a flying production, train the stage crew in its use and teach the actors how to use the specials effects safely and for best theatrical effect.
The week before “Pan” opened Pickett coached the high school tech crew on proper flying skills.
“Don’t yank so hard, Pan’s taking off, not being launched,” he cautioned the crew. He reminded them to pay special attention to the play as it unfolded. “It’s about being in the moment, be sensitive with your movements,” Pickett said while the teenagers sweated and groaned, wearing holes in shoes with the constant rope movement.
“Peter Pan” will include all the beloved musical favorites, from “I Won’t Grow Up” to “Never Never Land” and “I Gotta Crow.” There are nightly performances this week and a matinee on Saturday. Una Wagner and Billy Brant share the role of Pan; Daniel Bradley plays both Captain Hook and Mr. Darling and Danielle Williams is Wendy.

Peter Pan
May 18-22, 7 p.m.
May 22, 1:30 p.m.
$10 advance, $12 at the door
Tickets RHS main office
Monday-Thursday
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday tickets available
at RHS auditorium

-- story and photo by Leslie Pugmire Hole

Obituaries

Richard E. Fallar, of Redmond
Feb. 25, 1926 - May 7, 2010
Arrangements: Deschutes Memorial Chapel
541-382-5592 www.deschutesmemorialchapel.com
Services: Private family gathering at a later date.
Contributions may be made to: Kids Center, 1375 NW Kingston Ave., Bend, OR 97701.

Pauls Robert Lawrence, of Redmond
Feb. 23, 1949 - May 2, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485
Family Services will be held at a later date.

Hart Delaney Rosemary, of Redmond
Mar. 13, 1923 - May 9, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485
Services: None.

Richard Scott Albert Joy, of Redmond
June 30, 1980 - May 8, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond 541-504-9485
Services: None.


Sheldon Raoul Arnett
April 11, 1923 - May 14, 2010

Sheldon Raoul Arnett was born to Raoul Arnett and Clara Delamarter Arnett on April 11, 1923, in Bashaw, Alberta, Canada. Be careful what you
wish for...Clara wished for a red-haired, mischievous son and the Lord certainly blessed her with one.
Sheldon went to school in a one-room school house, and the family attended the Ellice Free Methodist Church.
The family moved to the United States, in what Sheldon described as a "homemade" camper, settling in Newberg, Oregon in 1937. Sheldon graduated from Newberg High School in 1941. He briefly attended college from September 1941 to January 1942.
With the advent of WWII, Sheldon entered the Army Air Corp in 1942, and graduated from pilot training in 1944. As a Second Lieutenant, he flew B-17s and served as a flight instructor. Sheldon was honorably discharged in December 1945.
Sheldon married Viola Cooper on October 1, 1944. He attended Seattle Pacific College from 1946-1950. A few credits short of completing a degree in history, Sheldon left SPC and entered into a partnership with his father in a Ford dealership in Clatskanie, OR. Later, Sheldon moved his wife and three girls, Judy, Linda, and Gwendolyn, to Crescent City, CA, in order to run his ARCO Distributorship.
In Crescent City, the Arnett family was actively involved in the Foursquare Church.
In 1961, Sheldon and his family moved to Redmond, OR. He spent the rest of his life in Central and Eastern Oregon.
Sheldon married Barbara on January 21, 1980, and expanded his family to include Elisa, Natalie, and John.
Sheldon entered into business partnerships that included nursing homes, oil distributorships, gas stations, cattle ranches, and a wide variety of real estate ventures.
At the age of 80, Sheldon's love of learning and desire to complete his degree in history took him back, via correspondence courses, to Seattle Pacific University. He had the honor of graduating with a BA in History in the same SPU class as his grandson, Jeremy.
Sheldon was an amazing, "larger than life" man who always lived life on the edge. He was a persistent teaser, but greatly admired and respected.
Sheldon had many passions: fishing Honey Creek, riding motorcycles, reading, traveling, and political debate. Loving horses, he fulfilled his dream of living on a working cattle ranch that was in Drewsey, OR. Sheldon was also very proud to have maintained his pilot's license. His zeal for flying was a vital part of his life-he enjoyed researching, buying, flying, and selling airplanes. Sheldon was "cleared for take-off" to his heavenly home on May 14, 2010.
Sheldon is deeply loved; his absence is a tragic loss to the family and all those who know him.
Sheldon is survived by his wife, Barbara; four siblings, Dorothy Fischer, John Arnett, Evelyn Arnett, and Shirley McDonald; three children, Judy Howell, Linda Johnson, and Gwendolyn Babbitt; two stepchildren, Elisa Carlson and Natalie Eberhard; eleven grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Sheldon was preceded in death by his parents, Raoul and Clara Arnett; brother, Richard (Dick) Arnett; and stepson, John Eberhard.
Sharing his faith between the church of his youth and the Foursquare Church, on Friday, May 21st Sheldon's memorial service will be held at Westside Church, 2051 NW Shevlin Park Road, Bend, OR, at 10:00 am, followed by a luncheon to celebrate his life at Mountain View Fellowship, 1475 SW 35th Street, Redmond, OR, at 12:00 pm.

Event calendar

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.
“PETER PAN”: The Redmond High School drama department presents the classic play about Never-Never Land and children who never grow old; $10 in advance, $12 at the door; 7 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W.
Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-923-4800.

THURSDAY
May 20
RAISE THE ROOF FUNDRAISING DINNER: For Habitat For Humanity. Dinner, silent and live auctions. Keynote speaker is Bob Grimm, former NFL player for the Minnesota Vikings. Tickets are available at the Redmond HFH Restore, 1242 S. Highway 97; $25; doors open at 5:30 p.m. dinner at 7 p.m., live auction at 7:45 p.m.; Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-548-1406.
BACKPACK EXPLORERS: Parents and children ages 3 and 4 experience science, art and more; this month’s theme is “Wily Weasels”. $20 per child, $15 for additional child, or $15 per child and $10 for additional child for museum members; 9:30 a.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754, ext. 329 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
GAMES DAY FOR TEENS: Teens 12 to 17 can play Nintendo Wii, Guitar Hero, Rock Band and more. Bring in your own games if rated E or T. Snacks provided; free; 3:15-4:45 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541- 312-1063.
HIGHER EDUCATION PUBLIC FORUM: The Central Oregon Higher Education group will hold a public forum to solicit public input and ideas on issues related to higher education in Central Oregon. The forum is hosted by the Higher Education Assessment Team for Central Oregon; 5:30-7 p.m.; Redmond City Council chambers, 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; Di Saunders,503-725-5714.
“PETER PAN”: The Redmond High School drama department presents the classic play. See May 19 for details.

FRIDAY
May 21
CREATING A BUDGET SPREADSHEET WITH EXCEL: This class is designed to introduce users to the MS Excel program. Learn how to create, edit and save a budget spreadsheet. Space is limited. Preregistration is required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; Jenny,541-312-1055.
BACKPACK EXPLORERS: See May 20 for details; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754, ext. 329 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
NARFE CENTRAL OREGON: National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association meeting. Program will feature federal work experience. All active and retired federal employees are invited; free; 10 a.m.; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; 541-548-2228.
TRIP TO SUN MOUNTAIN FUN CENTER: Bowling and arcade games. Golf and go-carts additional. Ages 9 to 17. Transportation provided. Hosted by RAPRD; $14-18; 1-4 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.
AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Heidi Durrow talks about her book “The Girl Who Fell from the Sky”; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.
“PETER PAN”: The Redmond High School drama department presents the classic play about Never-Never Land and children who never grow old; $10 in advance, $12 at the door; 7 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-923-4800.
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.

SATURDAY
May 22
GREAT STRIDES: A 5K walk-a-thon for cystic fibrosis; course proceeds along the Dry Canyon Trail; donations accepted; 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. walk; Sam Johnson Park, Southwest 15th Street, Redmond; 541-480-6703, greatstrides.redmond@gmail.com or www.cff.org.
SATURDAY MARKET: Featuring products and services from students, and merchants and vendors selling locally grown and made products; free admission; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-923-4800 or lance.hill@redmond.k12.or.us.
BACKPACK EXPLORERS: See May 20 for details; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754, ext. 329 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
“PETER PAN”: The Redmond High School drama department presents the classic play about Never-Never Land and children who never grow old; $10 in advance, $12 at the door; 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-923-4800.
BLIND SQUIRREL COMEDY: Event includes dinner and performances by seven comedians; proceeds benefit Special Olympics Oregon; $35; 5:30 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. comedy; Chloe at North Redmond Station, 1857 N.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-647-3892, heather@blindsquirrelcomedy.com or www.blindsquirrelcomedy.com.
“YOUR LAND, MY LAND”: Veronica Dujon talks about using and preserving Oregon’s natural resources; reservations requested; free; 7 p.m.; Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, 57245 River Road, Sunriver; 541-593-4394.
YOUTH CHOIR OF CENTRAL OREGON: Premiere and Debut choirs perform a spring concert; preceded by a gala with a silent auction and hors d’oeuvres; $10, $35 for gala and concert; 7:30 p.m., doors open 7 p.m.; gala begins at 5:30 p.m.; Bend High School, 230 N.E. Sixth St., Bend; 541-385-0470 or www.ycco.org.
COSMIC SWIM: Disco lights, music 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
May 23
CASCADE HORIZON BAND: The senior band performs a concert featuring flute soloist Kyle Ruggles; donations accepted; 2 p.m.; Mountain View High School, 2755 N.E. 27th St., Bend; 541-382-2712, cascadehorizonband@yahoo.com or www.cascadehorizonband.org.

TUESDAY
May 25
ADVANCED TOPICS IN INTERNET SEARCHING: Perform an advanced search using search engine features, such as requiring or excluding terms, using filters, and searching for a phrase. Also learn how to critically evaluate websites and information. Space is limited. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; Lesli, 541-312-1055.
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
May 26
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
May 27
FREEZING FOOD WORKSHOP: Learn the principles of high-quality freezing and how to enjoy favorite foods year-round by practicing safe preparation of foods at a hands-on workshop offered by the OSU Extension Service. Class size is limited; $15; Registration deadline is May 25.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-6088.
“INTERMEDIATE EXCEL 2007”: Preregistration required; $59, continuing education units available; 6-9 p.m., and class continues June 3 from 6-9 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-383-7270 or http://noncredit.cocc.edu.
LEARN TO CROCHET: Learn how to chain, single crochet and double crochet. Participants leave class with a beginner pattern and reference book. Ages 8 and up. Hosted by RAPRD; $25; 6-7:30 p.m.; Enchanted Yarns, 515 SW Cascade Ave., Redmond; 541-548-7275.
AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Alfred Mullett talks about his book “Sumpter Valley Railway: Images of Rail”; free; 6:30-9 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-923-0896, elsiemariewrites@gmail.com or www.centraloregonwritersguild.com.

FRIDAY
May 28
WORKING WITH EXCEL SPREADSHEETS: Expand your understanding of Excel and spreadsheets. Prerequisites are “Creating a Budget Spreadsheet with Excel” or familiarity with the Windows operating system and MS Excel. Space is limited. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; Jenny,541-312-1055.
REDMOND CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION: Relive the days when the library was the Jessie Hill School. Attend a half-hour class and reminisce. Refreshments will be served. Preregistration requested. Guests are encouraged to bring photocopies of pictures and a written memory for a memory book; free; Reenactments will be held at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055.
GOO GOO DOLLS: The rock band performs, with Vedera; $37 in advance, $38 day of show, plus service charges; 6:30 p.m., doors open 5 p.m.; Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 S.W. Shevlin Hixon Drive, Bend; 541-318-5457 or www.theoldmill.com/live-events.
HEP CAT’S BALL: Three Portland-based vintage ensembles play swing and jazz music from the ‘20s through the ‘40s; $25; 7 p.m., doors open 6 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

SATURDAY
May 29
BABYSITTERS TRAINING: For ages 11-14. Learn about performing first aid, caring for toddlers and babies, interviewing for babysitting jobs and ensuring a safe babysitting experience; $35; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.
FREE DAY FOR MILITARY: Active and retired military members and a guest are admitted free; $15 adults, $12 ages 65 and older, $9 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger and military; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
WINERY OPEN HOUSE: Barbecue dinner, beer, wine and live music by Lino and His Band, the Big Pine and the Pitch Tones. Family friendly. Admission includes a complimentary logo wine glass; $10.; 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Maragas Winery, 15523 S.W. U.S. Highway 97, Culver; 541-546-5464.
ART IN THE PARK: For kids in grades 1-4. Turn plain white into works of art. Fold, twist and twirl shirts into amazing design colors. Hosted by RAPRD; $9; 1-2:30 p.m.; Sam Johnson Park, Southwest 15th Street, Redmond; 541-548-7275.
TALKING TOMBSTONES: The Redmond Historical Commission portrays members of Redmond’s founding families and leads tours of the cemetery; part of the Redmond Centennial Celebration; free; 2 p.m., arrive by 1:30 p.m. to be placed in a tour; Redmond Memorial Cemetery, 3545 S. Canal Blvd., Redmond; 541-526-0554.
SISTERS OUTDOOR QUILT SHOW POSTER RELEASE: Meet Jean Wells-Keenan, have posters signed, listen to live music and more; 3-6 p.m.; High Desert Gallery, 281 W. Cascade Ave., Sisters; 541-549-6250.

SUNDAY
May 30
FREE DAY FOR MILITARY: Active and retired military members and a guest are admitted free; $15 adults, $12 ages 65 and older, $9 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger and military; 9 am.-5 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.

MONDAY
May 31
FREE DAY FOR MILITARY: Active and retired military members and a guest are admitted free; $15 adults, $12 ages 65 and older, $9 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger and military; 9 am.-5 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
TERREBONNE MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE: In honor of veterans; free; 9 a.m.; Terrebonne Pioneer Cemetery, Smith Rock Way, near Smith Rock State Park, Terrebonne; 541-389-0775.
REDMOND MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE: In honor of veterans; free; 11 a.m.; Redmond Memorial Cemetery, 3545 S.W. Canal Blvd., Redmond; 541-389-0775.
SISTERS MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE: In honor of veterans; free; 11 a.m.; Village Green Park, 335 S. Elm St., Sisters; 541-389-0775.

Sign up to ramble
Registration is now open for the Annual Redmond Rockchuck Ramble Fun Run around Centennial Park July 3. Top prize is $507. Entry fee is $10 and includes a t-shirt. Registration forms available online at www.visitredmondoregon.com and at the Redmond Chamber of Commerce, and Joe A. Lochner Insurance Agency, Inc. State Farm Insurance. Information: Joe, 541-548-6023.

Screenings for babies, preschoolers
Healthy Beginnings is offering free health screenings for children birth to age five May 21 in Redmond. Children are screened in hearing, speech, language, motor skills, cognitive development, vision, health and safety, dental, behavior and nutrition. Access to professionals and trained volunteers in all these core areas are available at the time of the screening. Parents and children meet one-on-one with as many as 12 health and development professionals and families are welcome to attend regardless of health insurance. Appointments are required. Information: 541-383-6357 or visit www.myhb.org.

Enter Fido as Centennial dog
Honoring Redmond’s Centennial this year, the Humane Society of Redmond is hosting a Centennial Dog & Cat Contest. One lucky dog and cat will be selected by a panel of judges as the grand prize winner. Prizes will be awarded. Entry forms can be submitted now through June 15. Entry forms are available online at www.redmondhumane.org and at the shelter, 1355 N.E. Hemlock Ave., Redmond. Please include a photo and brief paragraph stating why your dog or cat should win the title of Centennial Dog or Centennial Cat. Entry fee is $10. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Redmond. Information: 541-923-0882.

NeighborImpact promotes local Grow-A-Row
For the second year, NeighborImpact is promoting a local version of a national program, “Grow-A-Row.” The program encourages gardeners and farmers to plant extra food to donate to area food pantries. The goal of the program is to increase access to nutritional fruits and vegetables. Gardeners and farmers who are interested in donating fresh, quality produce can contact NeighborImpact, 541-548-2380, ext. 148, or e-mail sandyk@neighborimpact.org, or www.neighborimpact.org.

Moon Mountain Music Camp
The first Annual Moon Mountain Music Camp is set for June 12-13 on the grounds of the High and Dry Bluegrass Festival near Powell Butte. The camp is an educational gathering, and includes workshops specifically on bringing percussion into the genres of Americana, Folk, and Bluegrass. The 2010 camp will focus on the adult student (there will be no kids classes) but all ages are welcome. The camp is hosted by members of the Moon Mountain Ramblers and other professional musicians and music educators. Cost is $85 for the weekend and $50 per day if registered before June 7. Information: 541-350-9572 or www.moonmountainramblers.com

May 12, 2010

A Family Affair


A sign sporting a large pair of sneakers is popping up all around town.

The sign – a way to raise money and to publicize this year’s Central Oregon Great Strides walk for cystic fibrosis – is the brainchild of Leslie Clark of Redmond, this year’s chairperson for the Central Oregon Great Strides walk.

Cystic fibrosis became part of the Clark family’s lives 18 months ago when Josephine Clark, Leslie’s first grandchild, was diagnosed.

The news was a shock, she said, because “we never knew CF was in the family.”

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic life-threatening disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. According to the Cystic Foundation website (www.cff.org) , a defective gene causes the body to produce an unusually thick mucus that clogs the lungs, leading to life-threatening lung infections, and obstructs to pancreas, stopping natural enzymes that help the body break down and absorb food.

Both parents have to be carriers, explained Sara Clark, Josephine’s mother and Leslie’s daughter-in-law. One in 30 Caucasians is a carrier; if that one-in-30 has a child with another one-in-30, they have a 25 percent chance of having a child with CF, Sara said.

Josephine was diagnosed shortly after her birth. She was born with an intestinal blockage, a frequent symptom of CF that required surgery when she was three days old. A blood test confirmed the diagnosis.

Once Josephine was diagnosed Leslie felt she had to do something. Sara, who lives in Oregon City, heard about the Portland walk. Central Oregon’s walk was in Bend last year, but was small, Leslie said, so she took over this year, moved the event to Redmond for a new start and hopes to make the event bigger, both to raise money for research into cures and to raise awareness about the disease.

With about 30,000 people in the United States with the condition, it’s classed as an orphan disease by pharmaceutical manufacturers, meaning it’s not widespread enough for drug companies to spend money on research, Leslie said. Research that is done is funded by donations, and the CF Foundation is the primary raiser of those funds.

The walk is the organization’s key fundraiser for the year.

Ray’s Food Place has joined as a $1,500 event sponsor for the walk, Leslie said.

While her parents and grandparents focus on raising funds for research and on keeping Josephine healthy, the little girl looks like a typical toddler.At 18 months Josephine is doing well. So far the disease has not attacked her lungs, only her digestive system, requiring that she takes enzymes every time she eats, to help digest her food.

Children with CF need to eat about 150 percent of the calories a normal child eats, Sara said. Josephine loves apples and broccoli and other nutritious items, but they don’t contain enough calories, Sara said, so she pushes the french fries, cheese pizza, ranch dip and cheese sauce, and whole milk mixed with half and half.

Their biggest fear is infection.

“There’s always a risk of infection that could lead to the disease going to her lungs; that’s when the damage starts,” Leslie said.Josephine gets checkups every three months with her CF team at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, where her parents work as police officers.

In a way the family is lucky, Sara said, because there are more ways to treat CF’s symptoms than ever before. There are 13 drugs in the pipeline to correct the salt transfer problem that is the basis of CF, Sara said. More research funds would help speed those along. Fortunately, life expectancy for those born with CF has increased to three or four decades.


2010 Central Oregon Great Strides

Walk for Cystic Fibrosis

Dry Canyon Trail beginning at Sam Johnson Park

May 22, registration, 9 a.m., 5K walk, 10 a.m.

No registration fee; donations of any size welcomeGreatstrides.redmond@gmail.com

or call Leslie Clark, 541-480-6703


-- story by Trish Pinkerton

May 11, 2010

Museum start-up

RHC member Tonia Cain works on a display at the
organization's new history musuem.


"It’s mostly feeling our way and learning as we go.”
Kathy Clark, Redmond Historical Commission chair
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For more than 20 years, the Redmond Historical Commission (RHC) worked on the quiet, collecting and preserving artifacts and records deemed significant to local history.

It received its seed money from former Redmond Mayor Sam Johnson and sporadic funds from the city.
Its membership leaned heavily towards the older generation of Redmond residents, all working diligently to protect the short past of a community barely more than 75 years prior.
All that changes with 2010, the year of Redmond’s centennial, the year the Commission opened a museum space and the year a new Greater Redmond Historical Society was formed.
“Some days are pretty overwhelming,” says Kathy Clark, Commission chair. Since the city first leased an empty building to RHC in 2009 Clark and the Commission’s other six members have spent long hours transforming a quiet group of history lovers into an unpaid staff of museum curators.
“Our volunteers are exemplary,” Clark says. “They work hard and do such a great job.” Volunteers at the new Redmond Museum have increased since the RHC began the process of forming a historical society last year; Clark estimates about 20 regular volunteers beyond the seven Commission members, who average nearly 300 hours a month on RHC work.
It wasn’t always that way.
When Doris Hassler joined RHC 10 years ago its only office and display space was a small room at the back of the Redmond Library. The majority of the Commission’s collection had to be stored in various spots around town and nothing was catalogued on a computer, which was fine because few RHC members knew how to use one.
Hassler, a hometown girl who graduated from Redmond High School in 1947, joined the RHC at the suggestion of fellow RHC member Jane Schroeder.
“I find it fascinating, to tell you the truth,” says Hassler. “I enjoy organizing the collection.”
Clark joined RHC about the same time. A transplant to Redmond around 1997, she brought to the Commission experience with a historical society in Gilliam County and a near-master’s degree in history.
“I’m two classes short,” she says with a chuckle. “I’d like to finish but I seem to be too busy.”
Clark has led the Commission’s effort to join the digital age. After the RHC purchased specialty archival software she was trained in its use, then trained some part-time staff that worked with her to begin digitally scanning all the photos in the RHC collection.
“The industry estimate is that it takes an hour to fully catalogue a single item,” says Clark, explaining that the process begins with determining the correct category for an item and entering in the software its origin, a detailed description, whether it is on loan or deeded to the museum – including details of both – then taking a photo and assigning the item a number that it is marked with.
“We can’t enter a set of silverware, it needs to be every piece individually,” Clark says. “I pray no one donates a set of marbles.”
With the acquisition of the 1,500-square-foot museum space, and nearly the same amount of storage space, RHC has been able to move nearly all its collection to one spot. Commission members and volunteers have spent months going through boxes and crates in an effort to sort items for display and cataloging.
The journey from amateur historians to trained curators has not been an easy one – nor is it over yet.
“We have books on archival principles and we’ve visited and talked to other museums,” says Clark. “But it’s mostly feeling our way and learning as we go.” Without an increase in volunteers willing to be trained, or funds for employees or university interns, Clark estimates that it will take years to correctly catalogue the museum’s collection.
“We have documents I can hear crumbling as we speak,” says Clark.
The newest addition to RHC is Ken Harms, a Redmond native who was appointed in 2009. The Commission’s youngest member, Harms, 56, can’t put in the same number of hours as his mostly-retired cohorts, but he brings other experience. A risk manager for Deschutes County, Harms is a former Redmond city councilor with extensive experience in the business world.
“To be honest, before I applied to be on RHC I barely remembered it existed,” he says. “I didn’t know if they went around identifying historical buildings or what.”
A self-professed history buff, Harms took to the RHC mission right off: preserving local history.
“We have such a long way to go (in organizing and cataloging the collection),” says Harms. “The biggest thing right now is to protect what we have.” Moving the collection to a central location and putting large chunks of it on public display may be easier for RHC volunteers and nicer for the community but it also puts the collection at increased risk.
“Security is what I do for a living and it’s a real concern for us as with the new facility.” Harms helped RHC develop security for its building and policies for its volunteers to ensure the protection of the collection.
In addition to the museum space the newest development for RHC has been formation of a nonprofit historical society. With a board of nine and the opportunity of unlimited membership, the Greater Redmond Historical Society is expected to increase the number of grants and potential volunteers.
“With our existing group even if we get a bit more money we’ll only be able to get so much done,” says Harms. “Nonprofits have much more opportunity for grants.”
Being young, small, and staffed with volunteers is not all a bad thing, in Harms’ opinion.
“On one hand there’s an advantage to being small,” he says. “If you create a huge machine (of an organization and facility) how will you feed it? There’s a luxury to being in an infantile stage; you have little to risk – anywhere you go and anything you get is a plus.”
One big plus to obtaining more funding will be the ability to purchase newer equipment. The commission has only one computer for its office (and another for its research desk), which is a hand-me-down, as is most every other piece of equipment, including mismatched and aged display cabinets still bearing the logos of whatever business or organization donated them.
Still, it can be done. Harms points to the tremendously successful Bowman Museum in Prineville as an example of what a small band of dedicated volunteers can make happen with clever use of grants, local fundraising and a voter-approved special tax levy.
Until the money starts coming in however, it’s up to the small group to volunteers and RHC members to staff the museum and work behind the scenes with the collection. The group closed for the winter to catch up on sorting and cataloguing items, in preparation for a special centennial display.
But the long hours can’t go on for good, RHC members say, and everyone hopes for an influx of volunteers.
“If we’re going to be open most days this summer we’re all going to have to be there quite a bit,” says Hassler. “We all feel so strongly about the benefit of the museum we’re willing to do our share but it’s not easy. I’m kind of selfish with my time; I have lots of other things I like to do.”
Clark agrees.
“People are so excited to have us here,” she says. “They’ve been coming every day, even though we’re not open, bringing us things and asking us questions. It’s hard because we have limited volunteers and limited time to help them find the answers.”
Clark is also putting her hopes in the historical society to bring much needed funds and volunteers.
“It’s a scary step but very exiting.”
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Redmond Museum, located at 529 S.W. 7th St., will re-open May 15 at noon. Hours of operation are expected to be Thurs.-Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.; admission is $2. The special centennial displays will feature a mock train depot and platform and sections highlighting each decade of Redmond’s 100 years. The museum also has a research library with extensive genealogy resources. Information about membership in the historical society will be available at the museum or online on the Greater Redmond Historical Society’s Facebook page.

-- story and photo by Leslie Pugmire Hole




Event calendar

RHS cheerleaders slate fundraisers
Redmond High School cheerleaders will have a yard sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 15, in the front parking lot at RHS, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way. On May 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m,. the cheerleaders will take over Jody’s Drive-In on Southwest Highland Avenue. Jody will be cooking, but the cheerleaders will work the counter, wash cars in the parking lot and sell ice cream sundaes. The event features Jody’s $1 sliders.

11th Annual Star Party
The annual astronomy celebration at Prineville Reservoir opens at 9 a.m. with kayak tours of the reservoir. Activities throughout the day include astronomy presentations, exhibits and stargazing at 9:30 p.m. At 6 p.m., kids can design, build and launch their own rockets. Information: 541-923-7551.

Gallery features original works
Ambiance Art Gallery (at Evergreen Studios), 435 S.W. Evergreen Ave., downtown Redmond, is currently exhibiting a variety of original works by local artists and craftsmen. Information: 541-548-8115.

Fire training in CRR
Crooked River Ranch Fire & Rescue host a live fire training exercise as part of the Central Oregon Fire Instructors Association (COFIA) Wildland Academy May 22, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is the hands-on portion of a six-day class that all wildland firefighters must have to qualify for their Firefighter I and II accreditation. There will be local crews from CRR Fire and Rescue monitoring for spot fires. Information: Tim McLaren, 541-923-6776.

Tennis for tots
Redmond Area Park and Recreation District will host a Little Stars Tennis course for kids ages 3 to 5 May 17-20, 2-2:30 p.m., at the RAPRD Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St. The class helps build hand and eye coordination, self-confidence and social skills. Parents are required to be on-site during classes. Cost is $15. Information: 541-548-7275.

Grief camp for ages 7-14
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.

WEDNESDAY
May 12
SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board; 5:30 p.m.; district office, 145 S.E. Salmon Ave., Redmond. Agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us
FIRE DISTRICT: board of directors of Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District No. 1; 7 p.m.; Redmond Fire and Rescue, 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond.
GFWC MEETS: General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Central Oregon meeting in the library. Program includes Box Social organization for Redmond Centennial. GFWC is an international women’s organization dedicated to community improvement through volunteer service. Open to the public; free; 6:30 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; Diane Bodden,541-923-7374.

THURSDAY
May 13
JOINT WORKSHOP: Redmond City Council and Deschutes County Commission; 7 a.m.; Redmond City Council chambers, 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us
CENTENNIAL: Redmond Centennial Advisory Committee; 5 p.m.; city hall, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us
GOOD CHAIR, GREAT BOOKS: Read and discuss “Island of the Blue Dolphins” by Scott O’Dell; bring a lunch; free; noon-1 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or www.dpls.us/calendar.
TEEN THURSDAY PROM NAILS: Bring nail polish or use ours and learn about “manis and pedis.” Guys can participate too. Grades 6 to 12. Free; 3:15-4:45 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1063.
CENTRAL OREGON LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL CEREMONY: The Redmond Police Department honors men and women who have sacrificed their lives while serving the citizens of Oregon; 5:30 p.m.; Redmond Rotary Arts Pavilion, American Legion Park, 850 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-923-5191.
COMPUTER ESSENTIALS II: Get comfortable with the computer by exploring the start menu, Windows accessories, and creating and filing documents. Minimal keyboarding skills and mouse familiarity recommended; $49; Class continues May 20, 6 pm to 9 pm; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-383-7270.
LEARN TO KNIT: For ages 8 and up. Learn to cast on, knit, purl and cast-off. Get basic instruction on how to read patterns. Includes a reference book that students can keep. Hosted by RAPRD; $25; 6-7 p.m.; Enchanted Yarns, 515 SW Cascade Ave., Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.
ALASDAIR FRASER AND NATALIE HAAS: The duo perform Scottish fiddle and cello music; $20 or $25; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
WORD CAFE: Featuring “Poet Healers II: Gifts for the Journey,” health care students reading poems inspired by patients and families; free; 7:30 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Robert L. Barber Library, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7564.

FRIDAY
May 14
CREATING A RESUME IN WORD: Learn to create a resume using Microsoft Word. Prerequisites: “Getting Started with Computer Software” or familiarity with Microsoft Office programs. Registration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or jenniferp@deschuteslibrary.org.
TRIP TO KAH-NEE-TA: For ages 9 to 17. Enjoy the natural hot springs in a double Olympic-sized mineral pool. Mini golf available. Transportation is provided; $25; 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.

SATURDAY
May 15
PHOTOGRAPHY II: Get more out of your digital camera. Bring your digital camera and user guide. Prerequisite: Photography Level I or some computer and digital camera experience; $59; Class continues May 22, 9 am to 1 pm; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-383-7270.
34TH ANNUAL POLE PEDAL PADDLE: Participants will race through multiple sports from Mt. Bachelor to Bend; the Les Schwab Amphitheater, which marks the end of the race, will host a festival with food, music and sponsor booths; free; 9:15 a.m. start time on Mt. Bachelor; 10 a.m. booths open; Mt. Bachelor ski area, 13000 S.W. Century Drive, Bend; 541-388-0002 or www.mbsef.org.
SNOWFLAKE BOUTIQUE CRAFTERS WANTED: Crafters are invited to submit samples of their work for entry into the 35th annual Snowflake Boutique. Craft items are juried for quality, originality and suitability; 9:30 a.m.; Highland Baptist Church, 3100 S.W. Highland Ave., Redmond; Tina,541-477-1640 or www.snowflakeboutique.org.
DOG PARK CELEBRATION: Celebrate Prineville’s first dog park with adoptable pets, a low-cost microchip and rabies clinic, dog CPR, dog-sledding demonstrations, a pet blessing, vendors and more; free admission; 10 a.m.; Crooked River Dog Park, 1037 S. Main St., Prineville; 541-447-1209.
AUTHOR PRESENTATION: William Sullivan presents a slide show, “New Hikes in Southern Oregon”; free; 1 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1032 or www.dpls.us/calendar.
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.
AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Pete Nelson talks about his book “I Thought You Were Dead”; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.
STRAIGHT NO CHASER: The 10-voice male a cappella group performs pop music; SOLD OUT; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
CENTRAL OREGON SYMPHONY SPRING CONCERT: The Central Oregon Symphony performs a spring concert, under the direction of Michael Gesme; featuring the Central Oregon Mastersingers, the Cascade Chorale, Melissa Bagwell and James Knox; free but a ticket is required; 7:30 p.m.; Bend High School, 230 N.E. Sixth St., Bend; 541-317-3941 or www.cosymphony.com.

SUNDAY
May 16
CENTRAL OREGON SYMPHONY SPRING CONCERT: The Central Oregon Symphony performs a spring concert, under the direction of Michael Gesme; featuring the Central Oregon Mastersingers, the Cascade Chorale, Melissa Bagwell and James Knox; free but a ticket is required; 2 p.m.; Bend High School, 230 N.E. Sixth St., Bend; 541-317-3941 or www.cosymphony.com.

MONDAY
May 17
CITY COUNCIL: Redmond City Council, special meeting date: 6:45 a.m.; council chambers, 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us
RETIRED EDUCATORS: Central Oregon Retired Educators monthly meeting and lunch; $8.50 for lunch; 11:30 a.m.; speaker from Saving Grace and planning for June 5 plant sale; Zion Lutheran Church, Southwest 12th Street and Black Butte Boulevard, Redmond; Barbara Rich, 541-548-2545.
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE: Blood donations needed; free; 1-6 p.m.; Powell Butte Christian Church, 13720 S.W. State Highway 126, Powell Butte; 800-GIVE LIFE.
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.
CENTRAL OREGON SYMPHONY SPRING CONCERT: The Central Oregon Symphony performs a spring concert, under the direction of Michael Gesme; featuring the Central Oregon Mastersingers, the Cascade Chorale, Melissa Bagwell and James Knox; free but a ticket is required; 7:30 p.m.; Bend High School, 230 N.E. Sixth St., Bend; 541-317-3941 or www.cosymphony.com.

TUESDAY
May 18
USING ONLINE DATABASES: Find out about electronic databases and learn how to search Magazines Online, the library’s full-text magazine database. Space is limited. Preregistration is required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; Lesli,541-312-1055.
“CANADIAN RESEARCH”: Bend Genealogical Society presents a program by Grace Miller; 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.
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE: Blood donations needed; free; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 450 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 800-GIVE LIFE.
TODDLER ART: Ages 2 to 4. Dabble in the world of art with fingers and toes. This class will be on Butterfly Art. All classes are parent participatory and require an adult for assisted play. Parent gets to create for free with their paid child; $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.; city hall, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us
“PETER PAN”: The Redmond High School drama department presents the classic play about Never-Never Land and children who never grow old; $10 in advance, $12 at the door; 7 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-923-4800.
BILL HILLAR: Hillar talks about human trafficking and his experience as the real-life father who inspired the movie “Taken”; $5; 7 p.m.; Summit High School, 2855 N.W. Clearwater Drive, Bend; 541-948-6428 or www.cooath.org.
PLANNING: Redmond Urban Area Planning Commission; 7 p.m.; city hall, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us
SIERRA LEONE’S REFUGEE ALL-STARS: A reggae, calypso and dance-pop performance by musicians who escaped civil war in Sierra Leone; $25 or $30; 7:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

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.
“PETER PAN”: The Redmond High School drama department presents the classic play about Never-Never Land and children who never grow old; $10 in advance, $12 at the door; 7 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-923-4800.

THURSDAY
May 20
RAISE THE ROOF FUNDRAISING DINNER: For Habitat For Humanity. Dinner, silent and live auctions. Keynote speaker is Bob Grimm, former NFL player for the Minnesota Vikings. Tickets are available at the Redmond HFH Restore, 1242 S. Highway 97; $25; Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner at 7 p.m., live auction at 7:45 p.m.; Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-548-1406.
GAME 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.
“PETER PAN”: The Redmond High School drama department presents the classic play about Never-Never Land and children who never grow old; $10 in advance, $12 at the door; 7 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-923-4800.

FRIDAY
May 21
CREATING A BUDGET SPREADSHEET WITH EXCEL: This class is designed to introduce users to the MS Excel program. Learn how to create, edit, and save a budget spreadsheet. Space is limited. Preregistration is required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; Jenny,541-312-1055.
NARFE CENTRAL OREGON: National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association meeting. Program will feature federal work experience. All active and retired federal employees are invited; free; 10 a.m.; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; 541-548-2228.
TRIP TO SUN MOUNTAIN FUN CENTER: Bowling and arcade games. Golf and go carts additional. Ages 9 to 17. Transportation provided. Hosted by RAPRD; $14-18; 1-4 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.
AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Heidi Durrow talks about her book “The Girl Who Fell from the Sky”; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.
“PETER PAN”: The Redmond High School drama department presents the classic play about Never-Never Land and children who never grow old; $10 in advance, $12 at the door; 7 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-923-4800.
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.

SATURDAY
May 22
GREAT STRIDES: A 5K walk-a-thon for cystic fibrosis; course proceeds along the Dry Canyon Trail; donations accepted; 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. walk; Sam Johnson Park, Southwest 15th Street, Redmond; 541-480-6703, greatstrides.redmond@gmail.com or www.cff.org.
“PETER PAN”: The Redmond High School drama department presents the classic play about Never-Never Land and children who never grow old; $10 in advance, $12 at the door; 1:30 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-923-4800.
BLIND SQUIRREL COMEDY: Event includes dinner and performances by seven comedians; proceeds benefit Special Olympics Oregon; $35; 5:30 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. comedy; Chloe at North Redmond Station, 1857 N.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-410-1809, heather@blindsquirrelcomedy.com or www.blindsquirrelcomedy.com.
“PETER PAN”: The Redmond High School drama department presents the classic play about Never-Never Land and children who never grow old; $10 in advance, $12 at the door; 7 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-923-4800.
YOUTH CHOIR OF CENTRAL OREGON: Premiere and Debut choirs perform a spring concert; preceded by a gala with a silent auction and hors d’oeuvres; $10, $35 for gala and concert; 7:30 p.m., doors open 7 p.m.; gala begins at 5:30 p.m.; Bend High School, 230 N.E. Sixth St., Bend; 541-385-0470 or www.ycco.org.
COSMIC SWIM: Disco lights, music 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
May 23
CASCADE HORIZON BAND: The senior band performs a concert featuring flute soloist Kyle Ruggles; donations accepted; 2 p.m.; Mountain View High School, 2755 N.E. 27th St., Bend; 541-382-2712, cascadehorizonband@yahoo.com or http://cascadehorizonband.org.

TUESDAY
May 25
ADVANCED TOPICS IN INTERNET SEARCHING: Perform an advanced search using search engine features such as requiring or excluding terms, using filters, and searching for a phrase. Also learn how to critically evaluate Web sites and information. Space is limited. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; Lesli,541-312-1055.

THURSDAY
May 27
“INTERMEDIATE EXCEL 2007”: Preregistration required; $59, continuing education units available; 6-9 p.m., and class continues June 3 from 6-9 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-383-7270 or http://noncredit.cocc.edu.
LEARN TO CROCHET: Learn how to chain, single crochet and double crochet. Participants leave class with a beginner pattern and reference book. Ages 8 and up. Hosted by RAPRD; $25; 6-7:30 p.m.; Enchanted Yarns, 515 SW Cascade Ave., Redmond; 541-548-7275.

FRIDAY
May 28
WORKING WITH EXCEL SPREADSHEETS: Expand your understanding of Excel and spreadsheets. Prerequisites are “Creating a Budget Spreadsheet with Excel” or familiarity with the Windows operating system and MS Excel. Space is limited. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; Jenny, 541-312-1055.
REDMOND CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION: Relive the days when the library was the Jessie Hill School. Attend a half-hour class and reminisce. Refreshments will be served. Pre-registration requested. Guests are encouraged to bring photocopies of pictures and a written memory on a memory book; free; Reenactments will be held at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055.

SATURDAY
May 29
BABYSITTERS TRAINING: For ages 11-14. Learn about performing first aid, caring for toddlers and babies, interviewing for babysitting jobs and ensuring a safe babysitting experience; $35; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.
ART IN THE PARK: For kids in grades 1-4. Turn plain white into works of art. Fold, twist and twirl shirts into an amazing designs. Hosted by RAPRD; $9; 1-2:30 p.m.; Sam Johnson Park, Southwest 15th Street, Redmond; 541-548-7275.

Obituaries

Joshua Martin Ketel
September 4, 1977–May 6, 2010

Joshua Martin Ketel was born in Portland, OR on September 4, 1977 and went to be with The Lord on May 6, 2010, at the age of 32 after a lengthy illness.
Survivors include son, Wesley Ketel; mother, Kathy Wilcox May and stepdad, Tom; father, Scott Ketel and stepmom, Chris; brothers, Seth and Nate Ketel, Adrian and Kristan May; grandparents, Don and Lee Macy; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Joshua also leaves his beloved dogs, Frahlien, Optune & Keiser.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, Tiny Wilcox, Norma and Ken Ketel and Aunt, Valerie Ketel.
He lived life “his way”, through his poetry, song writing and artistic ways. Joshua was a big man with a big heart, and will be missed by all.
A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, May 15 at 1:00 p.m. at the Terrebonne Roping Club. , 9249 NW 31st in Terrebonne.

Clara Eloise Gilmore
10-24-1927 to 5-6-2010

Clara Eloise Gilmore lost her fight with breast cancer on May 6, 2010, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law. Born to T.R. and Ruth Woods on October 24, 1927 in Bastrop, Louisana.
She met Clarence Gilmore and they married on January 20, 1947. They have two daughters, Carol Stebner of Yuma, Az. and Becky Turner of Redmond. She is survived by her sister, Mary Joan Murray of Redmond, two daughters, three grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Clarence “ Gil” Gilmore.
No service at this time. The family plans on a scattering of their ashes sometimethis summer.
Donations may be made to Hospice of Redmond.

Georgine Mary Tome, of Redmond
Oct. 17, 1951 - May 1, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond 541-504-9485
Services: A Celebration of Life and memorial service were held May 6 at the Historical Redmond Church.
Contributions may be made to Partners In Care Hospice, 2075 N.E. Wyatt Court, Bend, OR 97701 or Sarah Fisher Breast Cancer Project, 2500 N.E. Neff Road, Bend, OR 97701.

Larry LeRoy Taylor, of Redmond
Sept. 26, 1941 - May 3, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond 541-504-9485
Services: May 28 at 1 p.m graveside service at Redmond Memorial Cemetery 3545 S. Canal Blvd.; with reception following at Redmond VFW Hall.
Contributions may be made to: Hospice of Redmond-Sisters.

Douglas Richard McLane, of Redmond
Mar. 9, 1938 - May 2, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond 541-504-9485
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., May 29 at Zion Lutheran Church 1113 SW Black Butte, Redmond.
Contributions may be made to Partners In Care.

Geneva Elizabeth Moyer, of Redmond
Jan. 18, 1920 - May 6, 2010
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel 541.548.3219. www.redmondmemorial.com.
Services were held May 11, 2010 at Redmond Memorial Chapel, 717 SW 6th St., Redmond.

Glenn Albert Hutchinson, of Redmond
April 22, 1913 - May 7, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond 541-504-9485
Memorial to be held at a later date.

Della Evans, of Redmond
Sept. 16, 1920 - May 5, 2010
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel 541.548.3219. www.redmondmemorial.com.
No service at this time.

May 4, 2010

Event calendar

Help keep the fireworks coming
Redmond’s annual Fourth of July fireworks show at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center is without a sponsor. Community support is greatly needed to keep this patriotic tradition alive. Approximately $7,000 needs to be raised to host this year’s fireworks show. With Redmond’s population of 25,445, this amounts to 28 cents per person.
Donations in any amount can be dropped off at the Redmond Chamber of Commerce & CVB, Redmond City Hall, between now and June 1 . Please make checks payable to: Redmond Chamber of Commerce/Fireworks.
Mail checks to: Redmond Chamber of Commerce / Fireworks, 446 S.W. 7th Street, Redmond, OR, 97756. Information: 541-923-5191 or www.visitredmondoregon.com.

Letter carriers planning food drive
The National Association of Letter Carriers will hold its 18th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on May 8. This week, letter carriers will deliver cards announcing the food drive along with a yellow, plastic food-drive bag. To donate, fill the bag with nutritious, nonperishable food such as tuna fish, peanut butter, soups, stews, chili, canned fruits, vegetables, beans, rice and pasta. Letter carriers will pick up non perishable food donations along their routes on May 8. Place donations beside the mailbox before scheduled delivery. Food can also be dropped off at most post offices in the area.

Practice your Spanish or Italian
R.I.C.E. (Redmond Inter-Cultural Exchange) hosts Spanish conversation groups Saturdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., at Green Plow Coffee Roasters, 436 S.W. Sixth St. An Italian conversation group meets Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Dudley’s Bookshop Café, 135 N.W. Minnesota Ave., Bend. The groups are free. For information on the groups, the Latina Women’s Group and the Inter-Cultural Festival, call Barb, 541-447-0732.

Camp Fire USA to host summer camps
Camp Fire USA Central Oregon will be hosting camps for kids throughout the summer. Camp programs include a five-day camp at Tumalo State Park, June 28 through July 2; Summerkids daily camp, June 21 through Sept. 3 at Summit Park; and Outdoor Adventure Camp, a five-day camp designed for middle- and high-school youth. Volunteer opportunities are available for counselors-in-training and adult counselors. Camp activities are related to outdoor skills, safety, camp songs and tradition, teambuilding and leadership. Information: 541-382-4682.

Marble shootout at the Des Chutes museum
The Des Chutes Historical Museum will host a Summer Shootout Marble Tournament on June 19. The event begins at 10 a.m. and features tournament play, marble free play throughout the day, lawn games, picnic fare, and other fun activities. Tournament play is for adults and children 5 to 12 partnered in teams of two. Registration opens May 15. The cost is $20 per team. All proceeds benefit the museum. Information: www.deschuteshistory.org, 541-389-1813

Chamber of Commerce seeks musicians
The Redmond Chamber of Commerce is seeking musicians to perform during the annual Music on the Green concert series. Bands, trios or one-person acts are encouraged to apply. Information: Karen, 541-923-5191, or e-mail karen@visitredmondoregon.com.

Unique cars needed for Fourth of July display
The Redmond Centennial Advisory Committee is seeking people to display their unique cars during the Centennial Week Fourth of July Celebration on 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).

Recycle yard waste and debris for free

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 the Negus Transfer Station in Redmond May 15-16. Information: www.firefree.org.

WEDNESDAY
May 5
“IT’S IN THE BAG” LECTURE SERIES: Natalie Dollar presents “Bringing Civility Back”; the lecture examines the demise of civil conversation and the ways to promote true dialogue; free; noon-1 p.m.; OSU-Cascades Campus, Cascades Hall, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-322-3100, info@osucascades.edu or www.osucascades.edu/lunchtime-lectures.
BUDGET COMMITTEE: Redmond School District budget committee meeting, public welcome, 5:30 p.m.; 145 S.E. Salmon Ave.; agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.

THURSDAY
May 6
COMMUNITY PRAYER BREAKFAST: In conjunction with the National Day of Prayer. Troy and Meeder of Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch in Tumalo are the featured speakers. Catered breakfast. Hosted by Kiwanis Club of Redmond; $5; 7-8:30 a.m.; Redmond Community Church Auditorium, 237 N.W. Ninth St., Redmond; 541-923-7773.
DRAWING LAB FOR TEENS: Draw and hang out with friends. Drawing books will be available for inspiration. Grades 6 to 12. Free; free; 3:15-4:45 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1063.
97 CORRIDOR: South Highway 97 Corridor Study citizens advisory committee; 5:30-8 p.m.; Redmond Fire and Rescue, 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
“STANDING ON MY SISTERS’ SHOULDERS”: A screening of the documentary about the civil rights movement in Mississippi in the 1950s and 1960s, from the point of view of female grass-roots leaders; part of A Novel Idea ... Read Together; free; 6:30 p.m.; Bend Public Library, Brooks Room, 601 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-617-7040 or www.dpls.us/calendar.

FRIDAY
May 7
ART ON THE RIVER: Featuring art exhibits, sales and a reception; free; 5-8 p.m.; Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-548-4244 or mhlkeldy@yahoo.com.
LITTLE RASCALS DINNER AND AUCTION: A catered dinner, with live entertainment and live and silent auctions; proceeds benefit the Redmond Learning Center; $50, $90 per couple; 5:30 p.m. social hour, 6:30 p.m. dinner and auction; Eagle Crest Resort, Conference Center, 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.
BREAKFAST AT THE 'V’: 7:30 a.m.; pancakes, eggs and meat with coffee or tea; $5.50 a person. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4108, 1836 S.W. Veterans Way, Redmond; 541-548-4108.
HIGH DESERT CRUISE-IN: The High Desert Mopars host a car show featuring cars of all types, a raffle, awards and more; free for spectators, $10 to register a car; 8 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. show and shine; Albertsons, 1655 S.W. Odem Medo Road, Redmond; 541-548-4895.
CONFERENCE FOR PARENTS AND TEENS: A DVD Conference by Alex and Brett Harris, “Do Hard Things,” challenging teens to rebel against the low expectations of today’s culture and choose to “do hard things” for the glory of God; $10 advance; $15 at the door; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Redmond Community Church Auditorium, 237 N.W. Ninth St., Redmond; James,541-408-1278.
INTENSIVE CRITIQUE WORKSHOP: “Learn How to Give it and Get it.” Sponsored by Central Oregon Writers Guild. Guest speaker is author and writing instructor Mike Lankford. Deadline to submit 10 pages for critique is May 1; $10 guild members; $15 nonmembers; and $7 at the door for non-readers; 9 a.m.-noon; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; Lindy,541-408-6306 or www.CentralOregonWritersGuild.com.
RAKU POTTERY SALE: The Raku Artists of Central Oregon host a sale of handcrafted pottery; free admission; 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; The Environmental Center, 16 N.W. Kansas Ave., Bend; 541-593-9652.
ART ON THE RIVER: Featuring art exhibits, sales and demonstrations; free; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-548-4244 or mhlkeldy@yahoo.com.
CHICKEN COOP TOUR: Tour approximately 25 chicken coops in Central Oregon; tour booklets will provide a map to the coops; proceeds benefit Together for Children, Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center and Bend’s Community Center’s Feed the Hungry program; $8 or five items of nonperishable food; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 541-420-2588, lizbend5@yahoo.com or www.bendchickens.com.
MOTHER’S DAY EVE MURDER MYSTERY DINNER: Buckboard Productions presents interactive murder mystery dinner theater; reservations recommended; $55; 5 p.m.; Coyote Ranch, 1368 S. Highway 97, Redmond; 541-548-7700.
“MAD CITY CHICKENS”: A screening of the film about raising urban chickens, with a discussion of how to keep urban chickens and more; proceeds benefit NeighborImpact’s food bank; $8 in advance, $10 at the door; 7 p.m., doors open 5:30 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-244-2536 or 541chicken@gmail.com.
COSMIC SWIM: Disco lights, music 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.

MONDAY
May 10
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 May 11, 8 a.m. to noon.; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; 541-548-6325.
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE: Blood donations needed; 1-6 p.m.; Redmond Grange, 707 S.W. Kalama Ave., Redmond; 800-GIVE LIFE.
DOWNTOWN REDMOND: Downtown Urban Renewal Advisory Committee; 5 p.m.; Redmond Fire and Rescue, 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
CREATE YOUR OWN CERAMIC ART: Ages 5 and up. Kids can paint their ceramics and pick them up after glazing. Hosted by RAPRD; $20; 6-8 p.m.; Painted People Ceramics, 239 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.

TUESDAY
May 11
REDMOND CITY COUNCIL: 6:45 a.m. and 7 p.m.; council chambers, 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

WEDNESDAY
May 12
PARK DISTRICT: Redmond Area Park and Recreation District board of directors, 6:30 a.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way. Agenda at www.raprd.org.
HISTORY: Redmond Historical Commission; 2 p.m.; Redmond Museum, 529 S.W. Seventh St. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
SCHOOLS: Redmond School board; 5:30 p.m.; district office, 145 S.E. Salmon Ave. Agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.
FIRE DISTRICT: Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District No. 1 board of directors;
7 p.m.; Redmond Fire and Rescue, 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave.

THURSDAY
May 13
GOOD CHAIR, GREAT BOOKS: Read and discuss “Island of the Blue Dolphins” by Scott O’Dell; bring a lunch; free; noon-1 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or www.dpls.us/calendar.
JOINT WORKSHOP: Redmond City Council, Deschutes County Commission; 7 a.m., council chambers, 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
TEEN THURSDAY PROM NAILS: Bring nail polish or use ours and learn about “manis and pedis.” Guys can participate too. Grades 6 to 12. Free; 3:15-4:45 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1063.
CENTRAL OREGON LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL CEREMONY: The Redmond Police Department honors men and women who have sacrificed their lives while serving the citizens of Oregon; 5:30 p.m.; Redmond Rotary Arts Pavilion, American Legion Community Park, 850 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-923-5191.
COMPUTER ESSENTIALS II: Get comfortable with the computer by exploring the start menu, Windows accessories, and creating and filing documents. Minimal keyboarding skills and mouse familiarity recommended; $49; Class continues May 20, 6 pm to 9 pm; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-383-7270.
LEARN TO KNIT: For ages 8 and up. Learn to cast on, knit, purl and cast-off. Get basic instruction on how to read patterns. Includes a reference book that students can keep. Hosted by RAPRD; $25; 6-7 p.m.; Enchanted Yarns, 515 SW Cascade Ave., Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.
ALASDAIR FRASER AND NATALIE HAAS: The duo perform Scottish fiddle and cello music; $20 or $25; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

FRIDAY
May 14
CREATING A RÉSUMÉ IN WORD: Learn to create a résumé using Microsoft Word. Prerequisites: “Getting Started with Computer Software” or familiarity with Microsoft Office programs. Registration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or jenniferp@deschuteslibrary.org.
TRIP TO KAH-NEE-TA: For ages 9 to 17. Enjoy the natural hot springs in a double Olympic-sized mineral pool. Mini golf available. Transportation is provided; $25; 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.

SATURDAY
May 15
PHOTOGRAPHY II: Get more out of your digital camera. Bring your digital camera and user guide. Prerequisite: Photography Level I or some computer and digital camera experience; $59; Class continues May 22, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-383-7270.
AUTHOR PRESENTATION: William Sullivan presents a slide show, “New Hikes in Southern Oregon”; free; 1 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1032 or www.dpls.us/calendar.
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.
AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Pete Nelson talks about his book “I Thought You Were Dead”; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.
STRAIGHT NO CHASER: The 10-voice male a cappella group performs pop music; $34 in advance, $39 day of show; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
CENTRAL OREGON SYMPHONY SPRING CONCERT: The Central Oregon Symphony performs a spring concert, under the direction of Michael Gesme; featuring the Central Oregon Mastersingers, the Cascade Chorale, Melissa Bagwell and James Knox; free, but a ticket is required; 7:30 p.m.; Bend High School, 230 N.E. Sixth St., Bend; 541-317-3941 or www.cosymphony.com.

SUNDAY
May 16
CENTRAL OREGON SYMPHONY SPRING CONCERT: The Central Oregon Symphony performs a spring concert, under the direction of Michael Gesme; featuring the Central Oregon Mastersingers, the Cascade Chorale, Melissa Bagwell and James Knox; free, but a ticket is required; 2 p.m.; Bend High School, 230 N.E. Sixth St., Bend; 541-317-3941 or www.cosymphony.com.

MONDAY
May 17
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE: Blood donations needed; 1-6 p.m.; Powell Butte Christian Church, 13720 S.W. State Highway 126, Powell Butte; 800-GIVE LIFE.
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.
CENTRAL OREGON SYMPHONY SPRING CONCERT: The Central Oregon Symphony performs a spring concert, under the direction of Michael Gesme; featuring the Central Oregon Mastersingers, the Cascade Chorale, Melissa Bagwell and James Knox; free, but a ticket is required; 7:30 p.m.; Bend High School, 230 N.E. Sixth St., Bend; 541-317-3941 or www.cosymphony.com.

TUESDAY
May 18
USING ONLINE DATABASES: Find out about electronic databases and learn how to search Magazines Online, the library’s full-text magazine database. Space is limited. Preregistration is required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; Lesli,541-312-1055.
“CANADIAN RESEARCH”: Bend Genealogical Society presents a program by Grace Miller; 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.
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; 800-GIVE LIFE.
TODDLER ART: Ages 2 to 4. Dabble in the world of art with fingers and toes. This class will be on Butterfly Art. All classes are parent participatory and require an adult for assisted play. Parent gets to create for free with their paid child; $5; 12:30-1:15 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275.
“PETER PAN”: The Redmond High School drama department presents the classic play about Never-Never Land and children who never grow old; $10 in advance, $12 at the door; 7 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-923-4800.
BILL HILLAR: Bill Hillar talks about human trafficking and his experience as the real-life father who inspired the movie “Taken”; $5; 7 p.m.; Summit High School, 2855 N.W. Clearwater Drive, Bend; 541-948-6428 or www.cooath.org.
REFUGEE ALL-STARS: A reggae, calypso and dance-pop performance by musicians who escaped civil war in Sierra Leone; $25 or $30; 7:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

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.
“PETER PAN”: The Redmond High School drama department presents the classic play about Never-Never Land and children who never grow old; $10 in advance, $12 at the door; 7 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-923-4800.

THURSDAY
May 20
RAISE THE ROOF FUNDRAISING DINNER: Dinner, silent and live auctions for Habitat For Humanity. Keynote speaker is Bob Grimm, former NFL player for the Minnesota Vikings. Tickets are available at the Redmond HFH Restore, 1242 S. Highway 97; $25; Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m., live auction at 7:45 p.m.; Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-548-1406.
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.
“PETER PAN”: The Redmond High School drama department presents the classic play about Never-Never Land and children who never grow old; $10 in advance, $12 at the door; 7 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-923-4800.

Obituaries

George Raymond Hilgers, of Tillamook
Nov. 1, 1937 - April 28, 2010
Arrangements: Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home
541-382-2471, www.niswonger-reynolds.com
A viewing will be held at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, Thursday, May 6, 2010, at Niswonger-Reynolds funeral home, 105 NW Irving Ave, Bend, followed by a graveside serviced at 1:30pm, at Pilot Butte Cemetery, Bend.

Vivienne E. Prophet, of Prineville
Feb. 12, 1915 - Mar. 19, 2010
Arrangements:Prineville Funeral Home
541-447-6459
A memorial service was held May 4, 2010, at Stone Lodge Retirement home at 1460 NE 27th in Bend, Oregon.

Jesse Edward Mitchell, of Redmond
May 28, 1926 - April 25, 2010

Arrangements: Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home 541-382-2471 www.niswonger-reynolds.com
Graveside Services were held at Greenwood Cemetery in Bend, Ore., April 30.

Jerry Lester Hartley, of Redmond
Aug. 1, 1937 - April 27, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond 541-504-9485
A celebration of life will be held at the First Church of God, 818 NW Elm St., Redmond, at a later date.

Freda Evelyn Hulbert, of Culver
May 26, 1944 - April 26, 2010
Arrangements: Deschutes Memorial Chapel
541-382-5592, www.deschutesmemorialchapel.com
Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Norval Newton Boyk, of Redmond
Oct. 14, 1917 - April 26, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Bill Hill, of Prineville
May 1, 1920 - January 10, 2010
Services: Mass and reception, Saturday, May 8, 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Prineville, Oregon

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ A. Vincent Aldous
Nov. 16, 1916 - May 2, 2010
Elizabeth A. "Betty" Aldous of Redmond died on Sunday May 2, 2010, at the age of 93 years. She was born in Madras, Ore., on Nov. 16, 1916, to Edwin E.
and Rachel (Howard) Vincent. She lived at the Cove for a time and raised mules for the Army. She moved to Walton, Oregon, where she met and married Leslie Aldous on June 28, 1935. She lived in Wendling, Ore., for awhile, then raised hay and cattle in Seneca, Ore. After that they moved to Springfield where she was the bookkeeper for her husband in the trucking business. They missed ranch life so they bought a ranch in Bend and commuted for several years back and forth to Springfield. In her later years, she moved to Terrebonne where she was involved in 4-H leathercraft, raising horses, bowling and painting. She lived there for 50 years and it was her favorite. After her husband Les died in 1994, she moved into Redmond.
Survivors include daughters; Sherry and husband, Grant Wilkinson of Florence, OR; June and husband, Chet Mitchell of Terrebonne; Myra and husband, Chris Skidgel of Granite, OR; sons, Darwin and wife, Velda Aldous of Rio Linda, CA. Marvin and wife, Toots Aldous of Terrebonne, and Loren and wife, Debra Aldous of Terrebonne. There are 16 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2010, at 11:00 A.M. at the Dayspring Christian Center in Terrebonne with burial to follow at the Terrebonne Pioneer Cemetery. Redmond Memorial is in charge of arrangements and those who wish, may send condolences to the family at www.redmondmemorial.com

Fred Jay Stevens
Dec. 7, 1928 - April 20, 2010

Fred Jay Stevens, age 81, passed away on April 20, 2010, at Mesa Good Shepherd, Mesa, AZ.
He was born December 7, 1928, in Portland, Oregon, to Art and Myrtle Stevens. He was a graduate of University of Oregon Dental School, 1958. He practiced dentistry in California and Oregon. He retired in 2000, after 42 years of dentistry.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce, three sons, one daughter, nine grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
He was loved and will be greatly missed by his friends and family.
Arrangements entrusted to Melcher Mission Chapel, 6625 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ, 480-832-3500.

Nicholas J. Pickering, Jr., of Redmond
April 16, 1993 - April 17, 2010

Memorial services for our beloved son were held on Sunday, May 2, 2010, at the Redmond Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Contributions may be made to: South Valley Bank in memory Nicholas. This fund is set up to support the Redmond FFA Chapter for scholarships and FFA student projects.