June 29, 2010

Event calendar

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
MT. BACHELOR KENNEL CLUB ALL-BREED DOG SHOW: Featuring obedience, rally, conformation and agility events, and specialty pet-product vendors; free admission; 8 a.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 503-358-7727.
CLASSIC CAR CRUISE IN: Classic and custom cars; 5 p.m.; Great American Furniture, 732 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-548-4895.
DOWNTOWN CELEBRATION: Downtown merchants celebrate, with food, live music, historical trivia, a scavenger hunt and more; period attire encouraged; free; 6-9 p.m.; downtown Redmond; 541-526-1491, redmond2010@ci.redmond.or.us or www.ci.redmond.or.us.
LINDY LOU GRAVELLE: Crooner Lindy Lou Gravelle will perform; 6-9 p.m.; Cafe Alfresco, 614 N.W. Cedar Ave., Redmond; 541-923-2599.

SATURDAY
July 3
MT. BACHELOR KENNEL CLUB ALL-BREED DOG SHOW: Featuring obedience, rally, conformation and agility events, and specialty pet-product vendors; free admission; 8 a.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 503-358-7727.
INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION: Featuring a parade, buffalo feed, sale of handmade crafts, car show, quilt show, dancing and more; free admission, fees for food and dancing; 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; MacPherson Park, Clubhouse Road, Crooked River Ranch; 541-548-8939.
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 or 541-480-7186.

SUNDAY
July 4
MT. BACHELOR KENNEL CLUB ALL-BREED DOG SHOW: Featuring obedience, rally, conformation and agility events, and specialty pet-product vendors; free admission; 8 a.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 503-358-7727.
FOURTH OF JULY PARADE: Themed “Redmond Celebrates 100: Red, White & Blue”; free; 10 a.m., check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.; downtown Redmond; 541-923-5191.
CROOKED RIVER RANCH FIREWORKS: Come together and light fireworks; free; fireworks begin at dusk; Ranch Chapel, 5060 S.W. Clubhouse Road, Crooked River Ranch; 541-923-6776.

MONDAY
July 5
REDMOND CENTENNIAL CAR DISPLAY: A show of cars, past and present; free; noon-3 p.m.; Centennial Park, Seventh Street and Evergreen Avenue, Redmond; 541-385-7988 or www.ci.redmond.or.us.
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
July 6
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
July 7
MUSIC IN THE CANYON: Local rockers Audiolized; 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 or www.musicinthecanyon.com.
“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; adult themes; $45; 7:30 p.m., 6 p.m. dinner; Cafe Alfresco, 614 N.W. Cedar Ave., Redmond; 541-923-2599.

THURSDAY
July 8
TEEN PROGRAM, CRAZY CRAFTACULAR: Spend an afternoon being creative and make a wind chime. All materials provided. For grades 6-12; 1:30-3:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.
“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; adult themes; $45; 7:30 p.m., 6 p.m. dinner; Cafe Alfresco, 614 N.W. Cedar Ave., Redmond; 541-923-2599.

FRIDAY
July 9
CLASSIC CAR CRUISE IN: Classic and custom cars; 5 p.m.; Great American Furniture, 732 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-548-4895.
“WHO SHOT THE SHERIFF?”: Buckboard Productions presents interactive murder mystery dinner theater; reservations requested; $60; 6 p.m., doors open 5 p.m.; Coyote Ranch, 1368 S. U.S. Highway 97, Redmond; 541-548-7700.

MONDAY
July 12
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.
BEGINNING FLASH ANIMATION CLASS: Learn how to create basic animations in Flash that can be used in Web pages. Preregistration required; $59; 6-9 p.m., and class continues July 14 from 6-9 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7270 or http://noncredit.cocc.edu.

TUESDAY
July 13
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
July 14
BEND FARMERS MARKET: Vendors selling agricultural and horticultural products, baked goods, cheese, meat and fish; free; 3-7 p.m.; Drake Park, eastern end, Bend; 541-408-4998 or http://bendfarmersmarket.com.
MUSIC ON THE GREEN: Featuring a performance by Americana act Cinder Blue; food vendors available; free; 6-7:30 p.m.; Sam Johnson Park, Southwest 15th Street, Redmond; 541-923-5191 or www.visitredmondoregon.com.

THURSDAY
July 15
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.

FRIDAY
July 16
BEND FARMERS MARKET: Vendors selling agricultural and horticultural products, baked goods, cheese, meat and fish; free; 2-6 p.m.; St. Charles Bend, 2500 N.E. Neff Road, Bend; 541-408-4998 or http://bendfarmersmarket.com.
CLASSIC CAR CRUISE IN: Classic and custom cars; 5 p.m.; Great American Furniture, 732 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-548-4895.

SATURDAY
July 17
CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL: Featuring more than 40 activity booths, jump houses, dance and karate demonstrations, food and more; proceeds benefit Saving Grace; free admission, 50 cents per activity ticket, $20 all-day pass; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Drake Park, 777 N.W. Riverside Blvd., Bend; 541-385-7988 or www.saving-grace.org.

MONDAY
July 19
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
July 20
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.
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.

WEDNESDAY
July 21
BEND FARMERS MARKET: Vendors selling agricultural and horticultural products, baked goods, cheese, meat and fish; free; 3-7 p.m.; Drake Park, eastern end, Bend; 541-408-4998 or http://bendfarmersmarket.com.

Renewable energy, building workshops
Signups will be accepted until July 9 for natural building and renewable energy workshops in late July in John Day.
The Cob Bench Sculpture and Construction workshop (July 19-22) will teach how to build durable, and thermally massive cob bench using soil, sand and straw. The workshop will prepare participants to use earthen materials to build anything from benches and ovens to cottages.
Solar Hot Water System Design, Theory and Practice will be the topic of a professional-level class on Thursday, July 22. The class is approved for 8 hours of Oregon Plumbing CEU and is designed to provide the guidance needed to become an Oregon Tax Credit Certified Technician. More TCCT education and a certification exam will be offered the following day. The one-day Natural Wall Panel Techniques and Materials lab on July 23 will engage students in hands-on exploration of ways to create natural wall panels. Natural Clay Plasters (July 26-27) can transform plain flat walls into vibrant and healthful surfaces that are a treat for the eyes. Discussions will cover various mixes for base coats, finish coats, and sculpture, tools, materials, coloration, and techniques.
Camping is available onsite for workshop students, and meals will be provided. For more information, including tuition fees and signup materials, contact Jennifer Barker at 541-575-3633 or www.solwest.org/calendar.htm. The workshops are part of the activities around SolWest Fair, a three-day regional event including more than 50 free classes on renewable energy and sustainable living topics.

Cancer survivor, families, retreat
Soaring Spirits Retreat will be held at Suttle Lake Retreat Center, 29551 S.W. Suttle Lake Road, in Sisters Aug. 13-15.
Check-in time begins at 3 p.m. Aug. 13 under the canopy outside Pioneer Lodge to the west of the first parking lot. Registration opened June 21 on a first-come, first-served basis. Scholarship assistance is available. Contact Nicky DeLeone at 541-706-7743 or rndeleone@stcharleshealthcare.org for more information.
The full weekend costs $80 per adult or $220 per family (maximum of two adults). The Saturday day use fee is $20 per person.

Artists’ workshop
Willow Durant offers a four-week Soul Painting class on Wednesdays, July 21 and 28 and Aug. 4 and 11, from 9 a.m.–noon. The class introduces the painting process as a way to access and express the creative self and unconscious. Cost is $120. Call Willow at 541-382-7047 to register.

Biker’s rally for kids
S.C.O.O.T.R., Inc. is hosting their 12th annual Summer Eruption July 16-18 at the Horse Ranch RV Park in Fort Rock. Gates open at noon on Friday. Two nights of camping — some RV hook-ups available — and live music by Badland Boogie Band and Emerald City Band. Vendors will offer food, drink, clothing, motorcycle accessories, tattoo artists and much more. Pre-registration is $35 per person or $40 at the gate. Both include a hand for the Poker run, biker games on Saturday and a send-off breakfast on Sunday. All proceeds from the event go back to the community to benefit children and families. For more information visit www.scootr.org, e-mail dhatch90@msn.com or call 541-536-2644.

Bike tour to support MS
On Saturday and Sunday, July 31 and August 1, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Oregon Chapter hosts its annual Bike MS event. This year, from Rider Village at Mt. Hood Community College, Bike MS will welcome more than 500 cyclists on a tour of the scenic Willamette Valley, followed by an unbelievable ride through the Historic Columbia River Highway. Bike MS hopes to raise more than $400,000 at this year’s event to support vital programs and services for the more than 7,000 people affected by MS, and their families, in Oregon and SW Washington. The Bike MS weekend is fully supported with catered meals, rest stops and camping, mechanical and medical support, entertainment and more.
Register at www.bikeMSoregon.com.
For more information about the National MS Society and Bike MS, call 1-800-344-4867 or email info@defeatms.com.

Star party at Mt. Hood
A variety of interpretive programs, tours and hikes are being offered this summer in the Mount Hood National Forest. A “Star Party” will be hosted by the U.S. Forest Service & R.L.K. and Company at the Amphitheater outside Historic Timberline Lodge at 9 p.m. July 17 and 8 p.m. Aug. 28. Professors of astronomy Doug McCarty and Dr. Todd Duncan, along with a number of amateur astronomers, will provide telescopes for the public to view galaxies, the Moon, star clusters and planets from an elevation of 6,000 feet on the southern slope of Mount Hood. There is no cost but donations are appreciated to ensure programs can continue into the future. For additional information call 503-622-3191 or visit http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/mthood/.

Online Master Gardeners training
New or experienced gardeners who want to expand their gardening expertise are invited to take the online Master Gardener course offered by Oregon State University Extended Campus.
Registration is open for “Option One,” offered this fall for the third year. The 12-week online course runs from Aug. 30 to Dec. 5. Those who finish the online course will join 223 other online graduates.
In Option One, participants earn a Certificate of Home Horticulture. Cost is $490 and does not require volunteer work. Option One will be offered also in the winter session, along with Option Two.
Option Two offers training to become a certified Master Gardener and to earn the Master Gardener badge through volunteering. In addition to the basic course, participants are required to put in 40 to 70 hours of volunteer work at their local OSU Extension office. Registration for Option Two opens in October. The cost is $390.
Topics included in the Master Gardener basic training course include botany and entomology; integrated pest management and pesticide safety; soils, fertilizers and composting; ornamental, herbaceous plants and woody plants; vegetable, indoor and container gardening; sustainable landscaping; and plant pathology.
Registration for either Option One or Option Two can be made online at: http://ecampus.oregonstate.edu/mastergardener.

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