May 11, 2010

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.

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