June 8, 2010

Event Calendar

Gardeners: Go back to school
Amateur and professional gardeners are invited to the 27th annual Gardeners Mini College July 28-31 at Oregon State University. “Beyond Backyard Basics: The Science of Sustainability” will include more than 30 classes, tours and workshops on a wide variety of gardening topics.
Other events are a silent auction, seed exchange, garden tours, barbecue, awards banquet, onsite OSU Bookstore and OSU Master Gardener chapter sales and displays.
Registration is $259 until June 14 and $267 until July 5 and includes all classes, three nights lodging and all meals. Rates also are available for single-day classes and single meals.
Register online at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/mg/mini-college or contact Betty Faller at 541-389-8088 or minicollege2010@gmail.com.

Weed pull events
During Noxious Weed Awareness Week June 12-19, Let’s Pull Together annual events will help to preserve Central Oregon’s ecosystem from noxious weeds while offering a time for the community to connect afterward at a free barbecue lunch.
Let’s Pull Together is a countywide noxious weed-pulling event. Participants include neighborhood and homeowners associations, city and county government and boards, park and school districts, utilities, private and public entities, businesses and volunteers.
All events are family-friendly. After the weed-pulling events, all volunteers are welcome to feast at the complimentary volunteer appreciation barbecue lunch. Festivities include entertainment and prizes.
For more information visit www.letspulltogether.com or contact Cheryl Howard at howard@bendcable.com or 541-815-5558. For assistance and information about noxious weeds, visit the Deschutes County website at www.deschutes.org/weeds or contact Dan Sherwin at 541-322-7135.

New veterans’ club
Redmond Band of Brothers announces a weekly lunch for all branches of the military and their spouses. The lunches will take place every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at Rumor’s, 250 N.W. Sixth St., Redmond. 541-548-5675.

Flag volunteers needed
Volunteers are needed on Flag Day, June 14, to help the Redmond Kiwanis put up flags in downtown Redmond.
The group will meet at Les Schwab at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. to help set up and take down. Bring gloves, comfortable shoes. Call 541-323-1092 for more information.


WEDNESDAY
June 9
GROUNDBREAKING: Barbara’s Place is a six-unit apartment community designed to provide safe, affordable housing in Redmond for homeless adults struggling with mental illnesses, located at the corner of Timber and Canal in Redmond; 4 p.m.; Barbara’s Place, Redmond; 541-323-7413.
HISTORICAL COMMISSION: Redmond Historical Commission meeting, public welcome; 2 p.m., 529 S.W. Seventh St.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board meeting, public welcome; 5:30 p.m.; 145 S.E. Salmon Ave.; agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.
FIRE BOARD: Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District No. 1 meeting, public welcome; 100 N.W. 67th St.
GRAINNE HAMBLY AND WILLIAM JACKSON: The renowned European harpists perform; $12; 7:30 p.m.; Sisters Art Works, 204 W. Adams St., Sisters; 541-382-6866.

THURSDAY
June 10
SISTERS RODEO SLACK PERFORMANCE: Featuring roping, riding, steer wrestling and more; free; 8 a.m.; Sisters Rodeo Grounds, 67667 U.S. Highway 20, Sisters; 541-549-0121.
“HOW TO START A BUSINESS”: Covers basic steps needed to open a business. Preregistration required; $15; noon-2 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-383-7290 or http://noncredit.cocc.edu.
CENTENNIAL MEETING: Redmond Centennial Advisory Committee meeting, public welcome; 5 p.m.; conference room A, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
GOOD CHAIR, GREAT READ: Read and discuss “The Princess Bride” by William Goldman; free; noon-1 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1064.

FRIDAY
June 11
CENTRAL OREGON WILDFLOWER SHOW: Peruse and buy wildflower specimens, and speak with experts; with lectures on the environment, gardening and landscaping; $5, $2 ages 2-12 and nature center members; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, 57245 River Road, Sunriver; 541-593-4394.
CLASSIC CAR CRUISE IN: Classic and custom cars; 5 p.m.; Great American Furniture, 732 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-548-4895.
DONNELLY FUNDRAISER: Benefit concert organized by friends and family of Redmond resident Denise Donnelly to help cover expenses of a double lung transplant; performing are Five Pint Mary, Kavanaugh Brothers Celtic Experience, John Owczarzak, The High Sea and guitarist Adamo; 7 p.m.; The Annex at Mid-Town Ballroom; 51 N.W. Greenwood Ave.; $10 minimum donation; www.denisedonnellytransplantfund.com.
CAMP FIRE USA CAMP MOVIE NIGHT: Featuring a screening of “The Parent Trap” followed by “Meatballs”; with a raffle, auction and treats; ages 21 and older only for the “Meatballs” screening; proceeds benefit Camp Fire USA; $10, $6 students, $100 VIP package; 6 p.m. “Parent Trap,” 9:30 p.m. “Meatballs”; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
SISTERS RODEO: A PRCA rodeo performance with roping, riding, steer wrestling and more; $12, free ages 12 and younger; 7 p.m.; Sisters Rodeo Grounds, 67667 U.S. Highway 20, Sisters; 541-549-0121.

SATURDAY
June 12
ART EXHIBIT: Antelope writer and artist Donna Quick-Polka displays her paintings; An artist’s reception will be held on Saturday, July 10.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1064 or jenniferp@deschuteslibrary.org.
CENTRAL OREGON DRESSAGE CLASSIC: Watch more than 60 horses and riders in a nationally recognized dressage show; donations benefit NeighborImpact; donations of nonperishable food requested; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Rim Rock Riders Arena, 17037 S.W. Alfalfa Road, Powell Butte; 541-617-7872 or www.centraloregondressage.com.
COMMUNITY BREAKFAST AT THE V: Biscuits and gravy with sausage and scrambled eggs; $6.50 per person; $5.50 seniors; 8:30-10:30 a.m.; VFW Hall, 1836 S.W. Veterans Way, Redmond; 541-548-4108.
BEGINNING QUICKBOOKS PRO WORKSHOP: Preregistration required; $59, continuing education units available; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-383-7270 or http://noncredit.cocc.edu.
CENTRAL OREGON WILDFLOWER SHOW: Peruse and buy wildflower specimens, and speak with experts; with lectures on the environment, gardening and landscaping; $5, $2 ages 2-12 and nature center members; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, 57245 River Road, Sunriver; 541-593-4394.
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.
FIRE CHIEF RETIREMENT CELEBRATION: Fire Chief Larry Langley has announced his retirement beginning June 30 after 10 years of service with the CRR Fire & Rescue; 1 p.m.; Crooked River Ranch Fire Station, 6971 SW Shad Rd. , Crooked River Ranch.
SISTERS RODEO: Featuring a parade and a PRCA rodeo performance with roping, riding, steer wrestling and more; $12-$18; 9:30 a.m. parade, 1 and 7 p.m. rodeo; Sisters Rodeo Grounds, 67667 U.S. Highway 20, Sisters; 541-549-0121.

SUNDAY
June 13
CENTRAL OREGON DRESSAGE CLASSIC: Watch more than 60 horses and riders in a nationally recognized dressage show; donations benefit NeighborImpact; donations of nonperishable food requested; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Rim Rock Riders Arena, 17037 S.W. Alfalfa Road, Powell Butte; 541-617-7872 or www.centraloregondressage.com.
CENTRAL OREGON WILDFLOWER SHOW: Peruse and buy wildflower specimens, and speak with experts; with lectures on the environment, gardening and landscaping; $5, $2 ages 2-12 and nature center members; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, 57245 River Road, Sunriver; 541-593-4394.
SISTERS RODEO: Featuring a buckaroo breakfast and a PRCA rodeo performance with roping, riding, steer wrestling and more; attendees encouraged to wear pink and donate to Sara’s Project; $12-$18; 1 p.m.; Sisters Rodeo Grounds, 67667 U.S. Highway 20, Sisters; 541-549-0121.

MONDAY
June 14
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 June 15, 8 a.m. to noon.; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; 541-548-6325.
REDMOND FARMERS MARKET: Vendors selling fresh produce. Debit cards and Oregon Trail cards accepted; noon-6 p.m.; Centennial Park, Seventh Street and Evergreen Avenue, Redmond; 541-504-7862 or www.redmondfarmersmarket.com.
URBAN RENEWAL: Downtown Urban Renewal Advisory Committee meeting, public welcome; 5 p.m.; 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
GOSPEL CHOIR INFORMATION MEETING: Learn about the Gospel Choir of the Cascades, an inclusive community choir in Bend. Meet the director, listen to the choir sing and information on the choir’s upcoming season; free; 7 p.m.; First Presbyterian Church, 230 N.E. Ninth St., Bend; 541-390-2441.

TUESDAY
June 15
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.
STAND TALL DON’T FALL: Presentation geared for senior citizens will teach simple balance and strengthening exercises to reduce the risk of falling; free; 1-2 p.m.; Peak Performance Physical Therapy, 450 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Redmond; 541-923-0410.
CITY COUNCIL: Redmond City Council meetings, public welcome; 6:45 a.m. and 7 p.m.; 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
PUBLIC ART: Redmond Commission for Art in Public Places meeting, public welcome; 4:30 p.m.; conference room A; 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
PLANNING COMMISSION: Redmond Urban Area Planning Commission meeting, public welcome; 7 p.m.; conference room A; 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
TUESDAY MARKET AT EAGLE CREST: Featuring a variety of vendors selling baked goods, produce, meats and more; free; 2-6 p.m.; Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-633-9637.

WEDNESDAY
June 16
“LAMPPOST REUNION”: TWB Productions presents the play by Louis LaRusso, about five friends in a bar in New Jersey, as a pub theater production; dinner included; $45; 7:30 p.m., 6 p.m. dinner; Cafe Alfresco, 614 N.W. Cedar Ave., Redmond; 541-923-2599.

THURSDAY
June 17
TEEN SUMMER READING KICKOFF: Bring a 100-percent cotton T-shirt to tie-dye, participate in the watermelon seed spitting contest, play water relays and enjoy great summertime snacks. Bandannas will be available to dye for those who don’t have a T-shirt. Registration encouraged; 1-3 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or www.dpls.us/calendar.
“LAMPPOST REUNION”: TWB Productions presents the play by Louis LaRusso, about five friends in a bar in New Jersey, as a pub theater production; dinner included; $45; 7:30 p.m., 6 p.m. dinner; Cafe Alfresco, 614 N.W. Cedar Ave., Redmond; 541-923-2599.

FRIDAY
June 18
CLASSIC CAR CRUISE IN: Classic and custom cars; 5 p.m.; Great American Furniture, 732 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-548-4895.
“THE FOUR SEASONS”: Redmond School of Dance presents a ballet, jazz, hip-hop and clog dance performance set to Vivaldi; $12, $5 ages 11 and younger; 7 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-6957 or www.redmondschoolofdance.com.

SATURDAY
June 19
YARD SALE FUNDRAISER: Sale with barbecue and adoptable animals; proceeds benefit Cat Rescue, Adoption & Foster Team; free; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; barn, 8950 S. U.S. Highway 97, Redmond; 541-728-4178, info@craftcats.org or www.craftcats.org.
CANINE CARNIVAL: Featuring demonstrations of agility, rally, fly ball, herding, lure coursing and more, with a raffle and vendors; proceeds benefit High Desert Search Dogs; free admission; 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-408-7488, hdsearchdogs@yahoo.com or www.highdesertsearchdogs.org.
HOME ENERGY WORKSHOP: To help homeowners learn the most effective ways to curb energy use and design their own energy-saving action plans. Hosted by Energy Trust of Oregon; free; 9-11:30 a.m.; The Environmental Center, 16 N.W. Kansas Ave., Bend; 503-523-4827 or www.energytrust.org/calendar.
SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION: Experience the importance of the solstice with presentations, displays, activities and solar viewing; $4, $3 children, free for nature center members; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, 57245 River Road, Sunriver; 541-593-4394.
SUMMER SHOOT-OUT MARBLE TOURNAMENT: Learn to play marbles and then play in a tournament, with lawn games, picnic and more; tournament play requires teams of two; registration required; proceeds benefit the Deschutes County Historical Society; $20 per team; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Des Chutes Historical Museum, 129 N.W. Idaho Ave., Bend; 541-389-1813 or www.deschuteshistory.org.
“THE FOUR SEASONS”: Redmond School of Dance presents a ballet, jazz, hip-hop and clog dance performance set to Vivaldi; $12, $5 ages 11 and younger; 2 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-6957 or www.redmondschoolofdance.com.
AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Evelyn Hess talks about her book “To the Woods: Sinking Roots, Living Lightly, and Finding True Home”; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-737-4620.

SUNDAY
June 20
DEMOLITION DERBY: The Bend Lions Club hosts a derby; proceeds benefit the club’s charitable causes; $12, $7 ages 7-12, free ages 6 and younger; 11 a.m. gates open, 1 p.m. derby; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-388-1169.

MONDAY
June 21
TYKES MULTI SPORTS CAMP: Ages 4-7. Camp will introduce a variety of sports in a fun, noncompetitive atmosphere. Call for location; $45; Camp runs through June 25; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.
WEIGHT TRAINING & CONDITIONING: Grades 9-12, Class is designed for the high school athlete who would like to learn how to better train for their sport; $30; Class is Monday, Wednesday and Friday; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275.
REDMOND FARMERS MARKET: Vendors selling fresh produce. Debit cards and Oregon Trail cards accepted; noon-6 p.m.; Centennial Park, Seventh Street and Evergreen Avenue, Redmond; 541-504-7862 or www.redmondfarmersmarket.com.
YOUTH MULTI SPORTS CAMP: Ages 7-14. Basketball, baseball and soccer will be the focus, with a variety of other games played as well; $60; Camp runs through June 25.; Elton Gregory Middle School, 1220 N.W. Upas Ave., Redmond; 541-526-6440 or www.raprd.org.

TUESDAY
June 22
TUESDAY MARKET AT EAGLE CREST: Featuring a variety of vendors selling baked goods, produce, meats and more; free; 2-6 p.m.; Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-633-9637.
GROUP VOICE: Class is designed for students who enjoy singing and wish to improve their vocal technique; $70; Tuesday class for grades 6-8, Thursday class for grades 9-12; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275.
WIRE WRAPPING/JEWELRY MAKING: Ages 9 and up. Create wire jewelry pieces that will impress friends and family. All levels welcome. Parent must attend for 9-12 age group; $15 ID, $19.50 OD (13 years & up), $25 ID, $35.20 OD (9-12 years); 6-8 p.m.; Britz Beads, 249 N.W. 6th St., Suite 2, Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.
PAYS ORIENTATION: RAPRD requires parents of every sports league participant to complete a 45-minute orientation prior to the beginning of play. Both parents must complete the orientation and it is good for two years; free; 6:45 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275.

WEDNESDAY
June 23
KIDS YOGA: Ages 5-8. Focus will be on learning yoga postures through yoga games and activities to build confidence, awareness and social skills; $99; Class starts June 23, 2-3 p.m.; Yoga Heart Studio, 239 SW 6th St, Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.
OREGON ALCOHOL SERVER PERMIT TRAINING: Meets the minimum requirements by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission to obtain the alcohol server permit. Preregistration required; $35; 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Abby’s Pizza, 1938 S. U.S. Highway 97, Redmond; 541-447-6384 or www.happyhourtraining.com.
MUSIC IN THE CANYON: Featuring local band Countrified. Food, beer and wine vendors on site; free; 5:30-8 p.m.; Redmond Rotary Arts Pavilion, American Legion Park, 850 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-504-6878.

THURSDAY
June 24
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE: Blood donations needed; 1-6 p.m.; Redmond Grange, 707 S.W. Kalama Ave., Redmond; 800-GIVE LIFE.
TEEN PROGRAM, VIDEO GAMING: Check out what’s new for our Wii and PS2! Bring in your own games if rated E or T. Snacks provided. For grades 6-12; 1-3 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.
“JAWS”: A screening of the 1975 Spielberg film; free; 5:30-8 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1064.

FRIDAY
June 25
CLASSIC CAR CRUISE IN: Classic and custom cars; 5 p.m.; Great American Furniture, 732 S.W. Sixth St., redmond; 541-548-4895.
BEND’N STRINGS BLUEGRASS BAND: 7-9 p.m.; Green Plow Coffee Roasters, 436 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-516-1128.

SATURDAY
June 26
THREE SISTERS OPEN WOMEN’S GOLF TOURNAMENT: Quota International of Central Oregon presents a tournament for all experience levels; proceeds benefit scholarships for disadvantaged women and children; $100, includes breakfast and lunch; 8 a.m.; Aspen Lakes Golf & Country Club, 16900 Aspen Lakes Drive, Sisters; 541-382-8234.

MONDAY
June 28
REDMOND FARMERS MARKET: Vendors selling fresh produce. Debit cards and Oregon Trail cards accepted; noon-6 p.m.; Centennial Park, Seventh Street and Evergreen Avenue, Redmond; 541-504-7862 or www.redmondfarmersmarket.com.

TUESDAY
June 29
TUESDAY MARKET AT EAGLE CREST: Featuring a variety of vendors selling baked goods, produce, meats and more; free; 2-6 p.m.; Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-633-9637.

WEDNESDAY
June 30
MUSIC ON THE GREEN: Featuring a performance by country musician Ross Rogers; food vendors available; free; 6-7:30 p.m.; Sam Johnson Park, Southwest 15th Street, Redmond; 541-923-5191 or www.visitredmondoregon.com.

FRIDAY
July 2
CLASSIC CAR CRUISE IN: Classic and custom cars; 5 p.m.; Great American Furniture, 732 S.W. Sixth St., redmond; 541-548-4895.
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
July 3
ROCKCHUCK RAMBLE FUN RUN: A 327-yard fun run for all ages; $10 entry fee; 2:07 p.m.; Centennial Park, Seventh Street and Evergreen Avenue, Redmond; 541-548-6023 or541-480-7186.

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