May 18, 2010

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

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