July 14, 2010

Event calendar

THURSDAY
July 15
STORY TIME, BABY STEPS: Ages 0–18 months; 10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.
“HOW TO START A BUSINESS”: Covers basic steps needed to open a business. Registration required. http://noncredit.cocc.edu; $15; noon-2 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-383-7290 or www.cocc.edu.
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.
CRR FIRE: Crooked River Ranch Rural Fire Protection District board of directors meeting; public welcome; 6:30 p.m.; agenda items include discussion of the Deschutes 911 service district agreement; CRR fire station.
BARK-B-QUE DINNER: Barbecue with ribs, burgers, hot dogs, potato salad and more; proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Redmond; $15, $11 ages 12 and younger; 5-8 p.m.; The View Restaurant, Juniper Golf Course, 1938 S.W. Elkhorn Ave., Redmond; 541-923-0882.

FRIDAY
July 16
NARFE MEETING: National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association annual potluck picnic and monthly meeting; hamburgers and hot dogs will be furnished, bring a potluck dish to share with serving utensils, your own nonalcoholic beverages, table service, lawn chairs. Eat at noon. A short business meeting will follow picnic; 11 a.m.; Cline Falls State Park, OR 126, 4 miles west of Redmond; 541-548-2228.
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: Please call to schedule an appointment; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Partners in Care, 2075 N.E. Wyatt Court, Bend; 541-382-5882.
CLASSIC CAR CRUISE IN: Classic and custom cars; 5 p.m.; Great American Furniture, 732 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-548-4895.
DINNER AND DANCE : Prime rib dinner, stay and dance to the music of Stagecoach West from 7 to 11 p.m., open to everyone, reservations available for dinner, not necessary for dance; dinner $10 per person, dance $6 ($4 for VFW or Auxiliary members); 6 p.m.; VFW Hall, 1836 S.W. Veterans Way, Redmond; 541-923-8591,541-548-4108.
AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Scott Cook presents a slide show and talks about his book “Bend, Overall”; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.

SATURDAY
July 17
LIVE MUSIC: Anastacia Scott will perform her folk/alternative/rock music blend at Cross Creek Cafe; 7 p.m.; kid and dog friendly venue; free; 807 S.W. 8th St.
DESCHUTES DASH: The weekend sports festival features triathlons, duathlons, 10K and 5K runs, and youth races, including a kids Splash ’N Dash to benefit The Center Foundation; free for spectators; 8 a.m.; Old Mill District, 661 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Bend; 541-318-7388, deschutesdash@freshairsports.com or www.freshairsports.com.
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.
PINE MOUNTAIN OBSERVATORY LECTURES, THE STARS AND YOU: A discussion about how stars create the essential building blocks of life and how they are distributed throughout the universe. Gain an understanding of the famous “Drake equation” for estimating the likelihood of life elsewhere; included in the price of admission; $15 adults, $12 ages 65 and older, $9 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; 2 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754.
AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Mary Lou Dobbs talks about her book “Repotting Yourself”; free; 4 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.

SUNDAY
July 18
DESCHUTES DASH: The weekend sports festival features triathlons, duathlons, 10K and 5K runs, and youth races; free for spectators; 8 a.m.; Old Mill District, 661 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Bend; 541-318-7388, deschutesdash@freshairsports.com or www.freshairsports.com.

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
STORY TIME, TODDLIN’ TALES: 18–36 months, second story time follows at 11:15 a.m; 10:15 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.
RIVER READERS: A weekly creative program for ages 6-11. Enjoy stories, games and crafts, all about things wild, wet, and wonderful; 1:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.
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.
PUBLIC ART: Redmond Commission for Art in Public Places meeting, public welcome; 4:30 p.m.; 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.; 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at 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.
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
MUSIC IN ACTION: Upbeat mix of songs, creative movement, story telling and comedy will be presented for all ages by troubadour and music educator Rich Glauber; 10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.
TALK OF THE TOWN: COTV hosts “Our Food Revolution: The Increasing Appetite for Local Options”; reservations required; free; 5-6 p.m.; Riverfront Plaza, next to Mirror Pond Gallery, 875 N.W. Brooks St., Bend; 541-388-5814, talk@bendbroadband.com or www.talkofthetownco.com.
MUSIC IN THE CANYON: John Shipe Trio; 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.

THURSDAY
July 22
STORY TIME, BABY STEPS: Ages 0–18 months; 10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.
CHILDREN’S CONCERT, HORSE CRAZY COWGIRL BAND: Their skilled musicianship will have you stomping and clapping; included in the price of admission; $15 adults, $12 ages 65 and older, $9 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; 3 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754.

FRIDAY
July 23
PARKING LOT SALE FUNDRAISER: Proceeds benefit church activities and community outreach; free; 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Community Presbyterian Church, 529 N.W. 19th St., Redmond; www.redmondchurch.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 24
PARKING LOT SALE FUNDRAISER: Proceeds benefit church activities and community outreach; free; 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Community Presbyterian Church, 529 N.W. 19th St., Redmond; www.redmondchurch.com.
DOCUMENT SHREDDING AND DRUG DISPOSAL: The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and Data Delete of Oregon partner to safely destroy personal documents and provide identity theft prevention tips; outdated or unwanted prescription medications will be accepted for disposal; donations of nonperishable food accepted; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sisters Sheriff’s Office, 703 N. Larch St., Sisters; 541-388-6655 or www.deschutes.org.
KIDS’ JAM WITH THE BITTERBRUSH BAND – LIVE!: Children can pick from an array of rhythm instruments and play along with the Bitterbrush Band, performing live Americana music; included in the price of admission; $15 adults, $12 ages 65 and older, $9 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754.
BEER FOR BOOBIES: Event features live music, a silent auction and a men’s best-chest competition; proceeds benefit Sara’s Project; free admission; 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Cross Creek Cafe, 507 SW 8th St., Redmond; 541-548-2883.
MINING DAY: Experience the life of a placer miner, stake a claim and pan for gold; $2 panning fee, plus museum admission; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
SUBMARINE VETERANS PICNIC, MEETING: Hamburgers, hot dogs, silverware and plates provided, bring a salad or dessert to share, bring your own beverages, family and friends welcome, call for directions; 2 p.m.; Home of Rick and Deb Brose; 541-593-8463,541-504-1913.
ORIGINAL AMERICANA MUSIC: Performed by Allan Byer on the restaurant’s patio; 6-9 p.m.; Cafe Alfresco, 614 N.W. Cedar Ave., Redmond; 541-923-2599.
BAT TALK AND WALK: Join biologists from the Deschutes National Forest to learn more about the fascinating bats of Central Oregon. And, outside after sunset, use special acoustic equipment (“bat detectors”) to record bat calls and identify species; included in the price of admission; $15 adults, $12 ages 65 and older, $9 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; Call to reserve your spot; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 ext. 241.

MONDAY
July 26
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 27
STORY TIME, TODDLIN’ TALES: 18–36 months, second story time follows at 11:15 a.m; 10:15 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.
RIVER READERS: A weekly creative program for ages 6-11. Enjoy stories, games and crafts, all about things wild, wet, and wonderful; 1:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.
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 28
DESCHUTES COUNTY FAIR: The annual event includes rides, exhibits, food, games and more; $9, $6 ages 6-12, free ages 5 and younger and 62 and older; 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-2711 or www.expo.deschutes.org.
STORY TIME, PRESCHOOL PARADE: Ages 3–5 years; 10:15 and 11:15 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.
MUSIC ON THE GREEN: Featuring big-band and swing music by Betty Berger Big Band; food vendors available; free; 6-7:30 p.m.; Sam Johnson Park, Southwest 15th Street, Redmond; 541-923-5191 or www.visitredmondoregon.com.

Clothes, household goods needed for 'GiveAway’
The eighth annual Great GiveAway! will be held Saturday, Aug. 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a community effort to gather quality clothing and needed household items for families as they get ready for the coming school year. Community members may come to any of the local distribution sites to either give or receive quality clothing and household items. There is no cost to participate in this event and all community members are welcome. Community volunteers will be collecting items in the two weeks prior to the event and donated items may be dropped off in the two days prior to the main event. This Central Oregon event will be held in Bend, Redmond and Prineville. For locations and more information on what is needed, how to give, and how to participate, call the Great GiveAway! event hotline at 541-678-7656 or visit www.cogga.org.

Workshops target young writers
The Nature of Words is offering Weekend of Words (WOW) for young writers in two sessions this summer: July 23-24 for ages 7-10 and Aug. 20-21 for ages 11-13.
WOW provides creative writing workshops for grade school students and middle schoolers in a Friday through Saturday afternoon format. Each workshop group will create its own story and leave the workshop with a bound copy of the group’s masterpiece. The author and instructors provide ideas and prompts to motivate a collaborative effort.
WOW is conducted at The Storefront Project within The Nature of Words’ literary arts center at 224 N.W. Oregon Ave. in downtown Bend. Each two-day workshop costs $25, payable to The Nature of Words, PO Box 56, Bend, OR 97709. Registrations for the July WOW are due by July 15; registrations for the August WOW are due by Aug. 15.
Workshops are limited to 15 students to ensure a quality experience and ample individual attention. To register visit www.thenatureofwords.org and click on Education and Weekend of Words (WOW) to access the downloadable registration form. For more information or questions, contact Jamie Houghton at 541-647-2233 or programs@thenatureofwords.org.

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